Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: katzenfinch
Showing results 1 to 50 of 214
Search took 0.16 seconds.
09-29-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By katzenfinch

Cíest fini!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1999x1328/c2fcf7ff_26fc_44d9_9e87_91a0932956b6_2221701a2c2498e6d5b37fb79d7417ac07eee3fb.jpeg

Hereís how it turned out. I guess the wingnuts...
08-19-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,539
Posted By katzenfinch

You could post the photo someplace else and...

You could post the photo someplace else and provide the link.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,391
Posted By katzenfinch

French-threaded bottom bracket

Finally got the fixed cup out of the Peugeot UO-8 with the aid of a bench vise and ordered a new bottom bracket for it. Crossing my fingers that I got the correct spindle length for the Stronglight...
07-07-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By katzenfinch

@Moe Zhoost...

@Moe Zhoost (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/moe-zhoost-423003.html): Thanks! It’s 55mm.
07-05-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By katzenfinch

Peugeot UO8 bottom bracket conversion

Recently I got a 1972 (I think) Peugeot UO8 that had been the victim of an unsuccessful attempt to hammer out the crank cotters. A friend with a torch managed to get them out, but now I need to...
Forum: Touring
11-26-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,958
Posted By katzenfinch

My B-17 was creaking recently, and I put some...

My B-17 was creaking recently, and I put some Leatherique on the underside of the saddle where it contacted the rails. Problem solved. I imagine that other leather treatments would work as well.
11-26-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By katzenfinch

As many others have said, it’s a personal choice....

As many others have said, it’s a personal choice. What works for me is two eggs over easy, three link sausages, and coffee.
06-24-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,514
Posted By katzenfinch

Iíve only had one flat with Compass tires (a...

Iíve only had one flat with Compass tires (a thorn), and I ride a lot.

From the Compass website: ďThanks to their wider sections and lower pressures, Compass tires roll over debris that gets...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,962
Posted By katzenfinch

Last September LEL allowed a limited number of...

Last September LEL allowed a limited number of people reserve spots in advance, so I either stayed up late or woke up early to try to land one and was successful. Just recently paid the balance, so I...
01-09-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 31,904
Posted By katzenfinch

559 - 26" Suomi / Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106...

559 - 26" Suomi / Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.php).
01-08-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,250
Posted By katzenfinch

You are not far from Peter Weigle, who is a...

You are not far from Peter Weigle, who is a master of such things. Iíll bet you would like the result.
01-08-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,878
Posted By katzenfinch

Scroll down to the fourth answer, select your...

Scroll down to the fourth answer, select your temperature, and do the math! If itís really cold out, youíll probably get a buzz.

https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1640
01-08-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,828
Posted By katzenfinch

Fausto Coppi!

Fausto Coppi!
01-08-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 31,904
Posted By katzenfinch

Just a quick ride around the neighborhood today...

Just a quick ride around the neighborhood today to test my new studded snow tires. I like ’em!
01-03-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By katzenfinch

Vehicles of the Caravan of the Tour de France in the 1950s and í60s

Recently I followed a Tumblr link and arrived at a French hot rod and custom car forum. It has a thread for the wacky advertising vehicles that accompanied the Tour de France in the 1950s and 1960s,...
Forum: Foo
01-02-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,015
Posted By katzenfinch

My wife and I share a mirrorless Olympus EM1 Mk...

My wife and I share a mirrorless Olympus EM1 Mk II...
12-26-16, 02:35 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 135,719
Posted By katzenfinch

Thanks! I copied the color combination ó Barolo...

Thanks! I copied the color combination ó Barolo Red paint with Amaretto interior ó from a 2008 Mercedes. Yes, the handlebar and seat bags are Acorns.
12-26-16, 02:18 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 135,719
Posted By katzenfinch

Those are Acorns (https://acornbags.com/).

Those are Acorns (https://acornbags.com/).
12-12-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By katzenfinch

the perfect headlight by Peter White Cycles...

the perfect headlight by Peter White Cycles (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/plight.php)
Forum: Touring
12-12-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,690
Posted By katzenfinch

I still have a couple of pairs of Tailwind front...

I still have a couple of pairs of Tailwind front panniers, which have an aerodynamic shape and were claimed to reduce drag because they guided air around the rider’s churning feet.
12-10-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By katzenfinch

I’ve been having the same experience lately....

I’ve been having the same experience lately. Using a computer mouse (or in my case a trackball) sets it off almost immediately.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,185
Posted By katzenfinch

I have a Jandd...

I have a Jandd...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By katzenfinch

Go check out some Bridgestone-specific forums....

Go check out some Bridgestone-specific forums. Here are a couple: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/internet-bob and https://www.facebook.com/groups/115022193344/ .
Forum: Foo
12-06-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By katzenfinch

Yes, I bought a used 1991 Mercedes that the...

Yes, I bought a used 1991 Mercedes that the previous owner had scraped the passenger side of on her garage door and broke the mirror. Bought a similar mirror on eBay and combined the good parts....
12-06-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By katzenfinch

It often works to make eye contact then tell them...

It often works to make eye contact then tell them “NO! SIT!” in an authoritative tone. If you can’t outrun them, then stopping and confronting them is usually effective.
Forum: Touring
12-06-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By katzenfinch

I’ve had a Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight for...

I’ve had a Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight for decades, and am very satisfied with it. It goes up quickly, packs small, and is big enough to accommodate two humans and a Labrador if need be. It has...
12-04-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By katzenfinch

Inconsiderate cyclists caused Indianapolisí...

Inconsiderate cyclists caused Indianapolisí largest cemetery to establish some restrictive rules, which IndyCog, the local advocacy group, scrambled to moderate. Biking is still banned on Memorial...
Forum: Touring
12-04-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 2,064,566
Posted By katzenfinch

The panniers I ordered from Waxwing Bag Co....

The panniers I ordered from Waxwing Bag Co. (http://waxwingbagco.com/) arrived last week. They are really nice, and exceptionally well-made. Iím looking forward to taking some short tours next...
Forum: Touring
11-29-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By katzenfinch

I’ve had my Olympus TG-3 for a while, and think...

I’ve had my Olympus TG-3 for a while, and think it does a great job. We also have a mirrorless Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II that easily fits in my handlebar bag, is weather-resistant, and has all the...
11-27-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By katzenfinch

Good condiment = nobody can ketchup to it.

Good condiment = nobody can ketchup to it.
Forum: Touring
11-26-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,681
Posted By katzenfinch

Iíll just leave this here: ...

Iíll just leave this here:

http://i.imgur.com/c735kWz.jpg
11-23-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,882
Posted By katzenfinch

I’m bumping this zombie thread up. I just...

I’m bumping this zombie thread up. I just replaced the stock Avocet saddle on a Trek (SR seatpost) with a Brooks and the saddle slides freely back and forth. Is there a more elegant solution than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,391
Posted By katzenfinch

Yesterday I took delivery of some Nitto B136...

Yesterday I took delivery of some Nitto B136 randonneur touring bars for my Trek 614. Today DHL should be delivering a Brooks Swift saddle for it. I hope to get it all put together this coming Sunday.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,792
Posted By katzenfinch

Rivendell sells lugged mixte bikes, and Brian...

Rivendell sells lugged mixte bikes, and Brian Chapman made one recently: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chapmancycles/albums/72157670777912003

Long live zombie threads!
Forum: Foo
11-22-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By katzenfinch

Here’s a recipe: How to Make Preserved Lemons |...

Here’s a recipe: How to Make Preserved Lemons | SimplyRecipes.com (http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_preserved_lemons/)

Preserved lemons are often called for in Moroccan recipes....
11-22-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,483
Posted By katzenfinch

In the ’80s I toured with Nashbar rear panniers,...

In the ’80s I toured with Nashbar rear panniers, Tailwind front panniers on a Blackburn low-rider rack, and a Rhode Gear rack trunk. You might also consider having someone like Waxwing Bag Co....
Forum: Commuting
11-21-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 126,102
Posted By katzenfinch

It was about 24įF and sunny on the ride in. I’ll...

It was about 24įF and sunny on the ride in. I’ll get off work in 15 minutes (at 7 p.m.) — needless to say it isn’t sunny now! Current temperature is 36įF, so I should be plenty warm on the way home.
11-20-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 370,976
Posted By katzenfinch

Iím not promoting the place, I shared it so other...

Iím not promoting the place, I shared it so other people could be as incredulous as I was.

Youíre a proponent of lynching, eh? Nice.
11-20-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,514
Posted By katzenfinch

I get that. Since I donít use either of the bikes...

I get that. Since I donít use either of the bikes I have Compass tires on solely for commuting, itís easier for me to rationalize the cost. They also work very well for gravel, touring, and...
11-20-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,514
Posted By katzenfinch

Compass tires are expensive, but I’ve never...

Compass tires are expensive, but I’ve never ridden on anything more comfortable. At 2.3" their Rat Trap Pass tires are very wide, and I doubt that you could use fenders with them. They do have a 26"...
11-20-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 370,976
Posted By katzenfinch

After browsing through all the photos of...

After browsing through all the photos of beautiful vintage Treks that forum members got new, bought for a few hundred dollars or less, or found in piles of junk, I ran across this one...
11-18-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 152,747
Posted By katzenfinch

No kidding. I had no idea.

No kidding. I had no idea.
11-18-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,838
Posted By katzenfinch

Those are some impressively long chainstays! Iíd...

Those are some impressively long chainstays! Iíd love to take that bike for a test ride.

[QUOTE=bulldog1935;19200499]snide notwithstanding,
If you look at Rivendell bikes, they have massively...
Forum: Foo
11-18-16, 08:42 PM
Forum: Commuting
11-17-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,683
Posted By katzenfinch

I like the bag, but itís not very big. It can...

I like the bag, but itís not very big. It can carry tools, a spare tube, a small first-aid kit and some snacks, but thatís about it.
Forum: Foo
11-17-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 86,091
Posted By katzenfinch

Smashed blueberries, black gravel, caramel and a...

Smashed blueberries, black gravel, caramel and a touch of oak smoke show on the nose of this stylishly labeled, widely available bottling from the Niven family.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,683
Posted By katzenfinch

One of my bikes has a similar setup, and it is...

One of my bikes has a similar setup, and it is supremely comfortable. Iím not wild about the way Albastache bars look, but as my mother used to say, ďpretty is as pretty does.Ē
...
Forum: Touring
11-16-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By katzenfinch

My preference is friction bar-ends...

My preference is friction bar-ends (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/shifting/products/silver-shifters-bar-end-kit-17089). They’re quiet, dependable, and close at hand.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,926
Posted By katzenfinch

I have Pitlocks. Theyíre well made and easy to...

I have Pitlocks. Theyíre well made and easy to use, and should thwart all but the most sophisticated and determined thieves. Plus, the nice folks at Peter White Cycles provide excellent customer...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 214
 


 
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.