Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Kovkov
Showing results 1 to 50 of 314
Search took 0.17 seconds.
10-09-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,093
Posted By Kovkov

Some 70% of bikes here in Switzerland had those...

Some 70% of bikes here in Switzerland had those back in the day. Same goes for lights.
10-03-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,826
Posted By Kovkov

To get from place A to place B and then back to...

To get from place A to place B and then back to A. Sometimes with a detour via C and D. And because i like chocolate :D.
09-26-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Kovkov

I have: 46x18 46x20 46x21 48x22 ...

I have:

46x18
46x20
46x21
48x22
46x22
46x23

That‘s the nice thing with 3-speeds. You can have 18 speeds not on one bike but on 6 of them :D
09-19-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,952
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/942x1497/42ea4d3a_1405_4b17_8c39_3d29a7ac0d01_810cd3236f8f0defadba47a654049076c155f6f3.jpeg...
09-08-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,252
Posted By Kovkov

What’s wrong with biking getting stagnant? It was...

What’s wrong with biking getting stagnant? It was allways just pedalling and turning handlebars. And that’s a good
thing. The bicycle is scientifically solved since 1902 or something.
09-07-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,252
Posted By Kovkov

Looks weak.

Looks weak.
09-05-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Kovkov

Just losen the spoke that‘s in the way.

Just losen the spoke that‘s in the way.
09-04-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Kovkov

Park tool still makes those.

Park tool still makes those.
09-01-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 36,923
Posted By Kovkov

I‘m not a huge fan ofAutumn/spring riding. 90% of...

I‘m not a huge fan ofAutumn/spring riding. 90% of my rides are commuting to work. My workplace is east of my home. Means there is a period of constant sun glare straight into my eyes. Then the...
08-27-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Kovkov

That Suzuki fits perfectly into this forum. As...

That Suzuki fits perfectly into this forum. As long it remains without engine of course ;)

Put some pedals on it and it looks like a mountain bike :D
08-27-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Kovkov

I would go for the full refund. If you wanna make...

I would go for the full refund. If you wanna make absolutely sure it‘s not a £2000 deathtrap you‘ll have to x-ray the frame. Guess that‘s more than £200.
08-25-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Kovkov

1977 Oltenia 3...

1977 Oltenia 3 speedhttps://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/e1da871e_9742_46ac_aac2_a8c4ef632bd7_3629d3047d86f861e910bb61132ba383bd0b2cbf.jpeg...
08-25-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,988
Posted By Kovkov

And a new bike would probably be worse quality...

And a new bike would probably be worse quality wise.
08-25-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Kovkov

Don‘t know about shimano but sturmey and sachs 3...

Don‘t know about shimano but sturmey and sachs 3 speed hubs all click in 2nd and 3rd. If they wouldn‘t something would be very wrong.
08-25-19, 05:14 AM
08-22-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,250
Posted By Kovkov

I have one of those. I like it. Works like a...

I have one of those. I like it. Works like a charm.
08-19-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Kovkov

Im using salmons on chromed rims and they work...

Im using salmons on chromed rims and they work well.
08-18-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Kovkov

I had that on a maillard hub too. Replaced the...

I had that on a maillard hub too. Replaced the axle and it was gone. Guess it was slightly bent.
08-15-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,670
Posted By Kovkov

That‘s one disadvantage. The other being the...

That‘s one disadvantage. The other being the possibility the cotter catches a shoelace.
On the other hand, square taper bb‘s need special tools too. Puller and torque wrench.
08-15-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,939
Posted By Kovkov

Yes it remains in place after losening of the...

Yes it remains in place after losening of the bolt. That's why You have to strike the bolt.

Your stem is expander style. There is also wedge style. Comparison:
...
08-15-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,939
Posted By Kovkov

You shouldn’t losen the bolt until it detaches....

You shouldn’t losen the bolt until it detaches. You losen it a turn or two and then strike it hard with a rubber mallet. If it’s an allen bolt you leave the key in and strike the key. This releases...
08-14-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,670
Posted By Kovkov

That‘s why i like cottered cranks the most. The...

That‘s why i like cottered cranks the most. The weakest part is the cotter. Simple and cheap to replace.
08-13-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Kovkov

From the ones i used so far i liked these Hurets...

From the ones i used so far i liked these Hurets the most
...
08-13-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By Kovkov

I‘m pretty sure they would. Don‘t know the cost,...

I‘m pretty sure they would. Don‘t know the cost, i do that myself. It‘s not difficult by the way.
08-13-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By Kovkov

If you‘re lucky, you just need 22 new 1/4‘ balls.

If you‘re lucky, you just need 22 new 1/4‘ balls.
08-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Kovkov

If those were some chainrings from the 50ies i...

If those were some chainrings from the 50ies i would say yes since the teeth don‘t seem to be symetrical. On modern chainrings however that shape might be a design feature.
08-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Kovkov

I do that all the time. I take the backpack put...

I do that all the time. I take the backpack put it onto a the pletscher mod c rear rack and then use the straps to fix it on the seatpost.
:D...
08-09-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,408
Posted By Kovkov

I have still 20 years until retirement and could...

I have still 20 years until retirement and could easily go and buy a modern bike too. But i'll never do it. For all the bikes i ever owned and or still own, there is a strong correlation towards "the...
08-08-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Kovkov

Is the loose ball one broken? If not just keep it...

Is the loose ball one broken? If not just keep it and problem solved.
08-07-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Kovkov

Maybe it got bent and he got rid of it for good.

Maybe it got bent and he got rid of it for good.
08-07-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,165
Posted By Kovkov

I would say it‘s not „what“ but „who“. Someone...

I would say it‘s not „what“ but „who“. Someone who spins the same gear ratio with a faster cadence.
08-04-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Kovkov

If you don‘t find a compatible shifter, any...

If you don‘t find a compatible shifter, any friction shifter should do. Just be careful to memorize the positions.
08-04-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By Kovkov

Keep the cottered crank. Just install the new...

Keep the cottered crank. Just install the new pins properly with a cotter press and you‘ll never have any trouble removing them again.
08-02-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By Kovkov

Before i learned how to dissassemble/assemble SA...

Before i learned how to dissassemble/assemble SA AWs i rode one that was running on only one 1st gear pawl and a broken planet cog (the spring of the other pawl got mangled up by that planet cog)....
07-31-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By Kovkov

I have 6 classic swiss 3 speeds with almost...

I have 6 classic swiss 3 speeds with almost exactly the same components and same frame size. 5 of them are gas pipe. They weigh 17-18kg. One is reynolds 531 and weighs 16kg.
07-30-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,280
Posted By Kovkov

The foundation of conflict is intolerance...

The foundation of conflict is intolerance followed by hostility.[/QUOTE]

Sure but that's preceded by competitivity. I've never met an intolerant and hostile person that wasn't competitive in the...
07-29-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Kovkov

Yes, and such bikes are not stupid.

Yes, and such bikes are not stupid.
07-29-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Kovkov

I never had the impression those guys know much...

I never had the impression those guys know much about bikes.
07-29-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,234
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1d38f860_d2b0_4bb4_9134_30df7aeeec7f_0cd6921773819905067f5d06dc0bf3f1606e200f.jpeg

Leibstadt nuclear powerplant...
07-28-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,877
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fbef8c6a_d526_4e63_8057_7da133dba74f_0eea1d8abcf7d1a1b8ca77c867c6875e32d3338e.jpeg

60/70ies Mondia...
07-28-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,280
Posted By Kovkov

It‘s the foundation of conflict. It favors the...

It‘s the foundation of conflict. It favors the reckless that do anything to gain an edge.

I think a an adult person should be able to know it‘s skill levels without having to compare them to those...
07-28-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,280
Posted By Kovkov

Same here. I could add that i think that...

Same here.

I could add that i think that modern bikes look ugly and that being competitive is a character weakness.
07-26-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,751
Posted By Kovkov

Let's do just one last pass of spoke tightening....

Let's do just one last pass of spoke tightening. "Bang", taco.
07-25-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Kovkov

If it's a 1/1/8 diameter i think there is only...

If it's a 1/1/8 diameter i think there is only one thread pitch around.
07-25-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,684
Posted By Kovkov

Shouldn't we express maintenance intervals in...

Shouldn't we express maintenance intervals in distance units (or even better revolutions)?
07-25-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Kovkov

I had that issue on a bike i salvaged. I replaced...

I had that issue on a bike i salvaged. I replaced the fork, don‘t know if recutting the threads would have worked. When replacing the fork make sure that steerer diameter and blade lengths match....
07-23-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By Kovkov

I have 6 bikes with a non crosschaining concept....

I have 6 bikes with a non crosschaining concept. It‘s called Sturmey Archer AW and works like a charm :D.
07-23-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6,723
Views: 1,606,902
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/8b6becc8_4b32_4b23_960e_59c29a1705e2_29df5407ea945d35f78080b09b025bd0142fe2dc.jpeg
07-22-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By Kovkov

I would take the Gitane. Most stuff is clamp on...

I would take the Gitane. Most stuff is clamp on and not braze on. In my opinion that's the better option because it's easier to replace stuff and if something breaks it doesen't compromise the frame....
07-22-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Kovkov

The derailleur body position looks funny indeed....

The derailleur body position looks funny indeed. What intrigues me is that the cage seems to be pretty vertical. But my familliarity
with the simplex prestige ends with removing two of them and...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 314
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.