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Forum: Touring
03-04-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,267
Posted By CrankyFranky

+1!

+1!
01-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,432
Posted By CrankyFranky

I've been on the fence about researching and...

I've been on the fence about researching and getting round to actually purchasing some CBD for my chonic arthritic pain. But since I also no longer tolerate any NSAID meds due to years of prior...
09-24-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By CrankyFranky

I am ignorant about the structural differences...

I am ignorant about the structural differences between the long cage double and triple Campag RDs. Could someone point me to the correct information or lacking that, edumacate me pleeze? Are the...
09-23-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By CrankyFranky

Hmmm... I think I have a winter project to take...

Hmmm... I think I have a winter project to take the Stan Pike into the current century. Thanks OP!!! Now to find the parts... : - /
08-20-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,918
Posted By CrankyFranky

Ya know, in any group of humans one will find...

Ya know, in any group of humans one will find some jerks. It pays not to hang out with jerks, lest you become one of 'em. Especially homicidal jerks.
07-04-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,723
Posted By CrankyFranky

Mmmmm that candy blue over gold is astonishing in...

Mmmmm that candy blue over gold is astonishing in good light. Frame details and finish on the Argos are so far above the quality of any original International i've seen (except the reworked ones)...
07-03-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By CrankyFranky

Randy, I bought a '72 Atala Record Pro from my...

Randy, I bought a '72 Atala Record Pro from my LBS, and still ride it daily in lowly commuting service. Mine definitely did not have painted frame ends and I didn't see any with painted lugs in my...
06-30-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,965
Posted By CrankyFranky

My hat's off to you! First, your epic tour - and...

My hat's off to you! First, your epic tour - and now this! This alone is a good justification for retirement!
05-12-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,515
Posted By CrankyFranky

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

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59.5cm Legend Ti S2 tubing...
04-07-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,656
Posted By CrankyFranky

Wow. Went for tirty-tree fiddy. Better not unwrap...

Wow. Went for tirty-tree fiddy. Better not unwrap it.
03-29-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,641
Posted By CrankyFranky

His ability to bring sculputral art out of...

His ability to bring sculputral art out of manufactured parts was breathtaking - and my condolences to you - your sense of loss is palpable. At least, he passed this mortal coil doing what we here...
03-25-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By CrankyFranky

Are the hubs identical? Do they both have stock...

Are the hubs identical? Do they both have stock spacers/locknuts/knurled nuts on ‘em?

Assume that the freewheels are the same? I'm all for measuring both.

Are the small cogs the same tooth...
03-21-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By CrankyFranky

And is rear spacing 120mm or 126? GLWS!

And is rear spacing 120mm or 126? GLWS!
03-16-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By CrankyFranky

I know this response is a few months late. ...

I know this response is a few months late.

Unfortunately, surgeon’s opinions are just that - opinions. It’s hard for patients to discern which opinion makes the most sense with respect to the...
03-10-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By CrankyFranky

You're a lucky man! 35 degrees here!

You're a lucky man! 35 degrees here!
03-04-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,548
Posted By CrankyFranky

Welcome back! Us ambulatory patients have been...

Welcome back! Us ambulatory patients have been relegated to the newfangled "Pills & Ills" subforum. Once I'm out from under my rock, I look forward to seeing more of your enjoyable posts.
02-23-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,425
Posted By CrankyFranky

Beautiful rail trail and two happy riders....

Beautiful rail trail and two happy riders. Nothing better than that!
02-23-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,445
Posted By CrankyFranky

Just for fun, FIFY: 1200 1395 1644 ...

Just for fun, FIFY:
1200 1395 1644 3090 3504 2612 1643 5471 7445 9432 8910 8960 8513 11725 14588 10401 ...
02-14-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,657
Posted By CrankyFranky

I found this to be the source of my sciatica...

I found this to be the source of my sciatica lighting up - of course, perhaps not the OPs situation. Once you "get" what the stretch is supposed to feel like, it is a piece of cake to revisit the...
01-07-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,329
Posted By CrankyFranky

A wise man!:thumb:

A wise man!:thumb:
01-06-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By CrankyFranky

My '72 Atala has nicely chromed lugs, seat...

My '72 Atala has nicely chromed lugs, seat cluster and frame/fork ends, and paint on the rest. It seems that was what Italian factories in that era. The paint flakes and doesn't adhere very well - it...
01-06-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 34,562
Posted By CrankyFranky

I'm still riding my '72 Atala Record Pro daily,...

I'm still riding my '72 Atala Record Pro daily, now sadly only to work and errands...still...riding! Well OK not @ 12F. You probably wouldn't want to see it though.
01-04-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,824
Posted By CrankyFranky

Aw heck Gugie - I wish I lived near you, you're a...

Aw heck Gugie - I wish I lived near you, you're a great mentor.
12-31-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,089
Posted By CrankyFranky

Had to chuckle at "wait till it warms up to at...

Had to chuckle at "wait till it warms up to at least 10F first"... It got up to 20F a couple days ago, and it felt absolutely balmy. I was thinking about breaking out for a ride, but I don't have...
12-31-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By CrankyFranky

I have my aluminum foil ready just in case. OP,...

I have my aluminum foil ready just in case. OP, whaddya mean by your opening thread?
12-31-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,465
Posted By CrankyFranky

As others have indicated, most people of means...

As others have indicated, most people of means and good will will continue to donate regardless of the new rules.

However, I do suspect that you won't see as many top-of-the-line used bikes being...
12-29-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,377
Posted By CrankyFranky

Since we're also mentioning parts mfgs: How about...

Since we're also mentioning parts mfgs: How about Everest bike chains (now industrial chains only - they no longer make 'em). Special Oro were very pretty. I have a NOS one, looking for a hanger.
12-27-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By CrankyFranky

Wonderful - a complete ironclad provenance!...

Wonderful - a complete ironclad provenance! Salute from one frozen north to another frozen north (perhaps moreso!).

ps. Interesting skewer ends.
12-27-17, 12:31 PM
12-25-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,447
Posted By CrankyFranky

Merry Christmas, and many happy miles in the new...

Merry Christmas, and many happy miles in the new year to all!
12-23-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,002
Posted By CrankyFranky

Stuck cotters rank alongside stuck seatposts as...

Stuck cotters rank alongside stuck seatposts as the worst of the worst. I had one of these, worked on it for two weeks, every trick I could come up with, and in the end, it still came down to drill,...
12-22-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By CrankyFranky

I forgot this rule today, and now I'm out of my...

I forgot this rule today, and now I'm out of my Magicshine back/front combo. Live and learn.:(
12-11-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By CrankyFranky

Huh. I've had two bike shops that declined my...

Huh. I've had two bike shops that declined my asking them to spread my 531 from 120 to 130. Guess I have to talk to a frame builder to get a straight answer. :foo:
12-10-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By CrankyFranky

Amen! We live in a wonderful age and place, where...

Amen! We live in a wonderful age and place, where we not only have the technology, we can afford to get stuff like torn retinas repaired, new knees and hips, and at the same time, titanium and carbon...
12-09-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,575
Posted By CrankyFranky

I hope that your son gets bitten by the road bug....

I hope that your son gets bitten by the road bug. It's great that you are his LBS!

It is a pity that the company's financial takeover killed a great American company for a few hundred thousand $$$...
12-08-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,575
Posted By CrankyFranky

Sweet! What does the tubing decal say?

Sweet! What does the tubing decal say?
12-03-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,022
Posted By CrankyFranky

I'm with you there! I had three foot operations...

I'm with you there! I had three foot operations on my right foot, and a left Achilles rupture which took 11 weeks on my back before healing. So I'm a bit shy about surgery, to say the least! But it...
12-01-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,022
Posted By CrankyFranky

Good to hear that you're on schedule and are...

Good to hear that you're on schedule and are killing the PT. Leg press is impressive after only 12 weeks, I think. I'm up soon for a knee after much shilly-shallying. 68 yo me is telling myself "if...
Forum: Touring
11-30-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By CrankyFranky

I have a 13-19 on my daily ride and have used...

I have a 13-19 on my daily ride and have used Pasela 1 1/8s just fine for many many miles.
11-29-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By CrankyFranky

Mmmmmmmm!

Mmmmmmmm!
11-13-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By CrankyFranky

I'm in for the ARX RD - Thanks

I'm in for the ARX RD - Thanks
11-04-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,022
Posted By CrankyFranky

Thank you for your diligent follow-ups OP! It...

Thank you for your diligent follow-ups OP! It sounds like you are on track for the long haul back to recovery.

I'm very close to scheduling TKR on my right knee, as my overall fitness is...
09-13-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,814
Posted By CrankyFranky

:roflmao2::thumb:

:roflmao2::thumb:
08-19-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,481
Posted By CrankyFranky

Patience is the most important ingredient with...

Patience is the most important ingredient with seatpost removal! Since this started out as a very nice bike, if it were me working on the seatpost, I would be trying absolutely everything, starting...
07-01-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,641
Posted By CrankyFranky

I'm firmly in this camp. I bought my first custom...

I'm firmly in this camp. I bought my first custom steel frame in 1982 for maybe 200 pounds and built it up to suit my specific needs. Now that I'm older and knees are going away, I scored a used...
07-01-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,052
Posted By CrankyFranky

There's a lot of caring comments coming from a...

There's a lot of caring comments coming from a group of strangers, Dave. Please see my PM.
06-29-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By CrankyFranky

I assumed that my search failures were due to my...

I assumed that my search failures were due to my not understanding the search syntax at this site - but yep,on reflection, it's simply not a good search engine.
06-29-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,278
Posted By CrankyFranky

Great price and really a stunner townie. GLWS!

Great price and really a stunner townie. GLWS!
06-09-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By CrankyFranky

Ok, I can see a keyed threaded steering tube...

Ok, I can see a keyed threaded steering tube could be damaged if the stem is raised beyond the safe point and overtightened by some idiot er uninformed bloke. But - do they want us to retire our all...
05-19-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By CrankyFranky

I'm kind of interested in the ARX ders. Does...

I'm kind of interested in the ARX ders. Does anyone have an idea if the FD will work with a triple with 20 tooth difference? Velobase says 18 but IDK, maybe someone has experience with this one. I've...
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