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08-18-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By smd4

At this point, I’m thinking that the time for...

At this point, I’m thinking that the time for giving Alexandre the benefit of the doubt and attributing certain statements to language or cultural barriers is over. I don’t think he’s “suggesting”...
08-16-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By smd4

I don't recall ever considering TT length in...

I don't recall ever considering TT length in sizing a bike back in any shop I ever worked for. Stem length was used to compensate for any perceived shortness or longness. Weird for you. Works...
08-16-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By smd4

It was a popped inner tube, not an exploding hand...

It was a popped inner tube, not an exploding hand grenade.
08-16-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By smd4

There are all kinds of rules of thumb you can use...

There are all kinds of rules of thumb you can use to determine approx. stem length. I never measured my TT length--the frame fits me according to the seat tube length, so since it's not a custom...
08-16-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By smd4

Used to use Phil's exclusively until I discovered...

Used to use Phil's exclusively until I discovered the longevity of Shimano/Dura Ace Special Grease. I still have my tube of Phil's though.
08-15-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By smd4

Beautiful bike.

Beautiful bike.
08-15-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By smd4

A simple “open/close” mechanism isn’t as useful...

A simple “open/close” mechanism isn’t as useful in other situations as something variably adjustable. Also a common sense, nearly worthless opinion.:beer:
08-15-22, 05:15 PM
08-15-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,104
Posted By smd4

Cino hated that logo. Personally I think it’s...

Cino hated that logo. Personally I think it’s iconic.
08-14-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,104
Posted By smd4

I kind of like the spelled-out version; looks...

I kind of like the spelled-out version; looks more old-world-y.
08-12-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By smd4

Note: Shops to avoid...

Note: Shops to avoid...
08-12-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,396
Posted By smd4

Both the frame specs and the image are for the 23...

Both the frame specs and the image are for the 23 inch frame size. The 74 degree seat angle does seem a little steep for the type of bike it is.

I would definitely not use a catalog image to judge...
08-12-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,396
Posted By smd4

He's obviously riding the correct size frame. As...

He's obviously riding the correct size frame. As far as the angles...I wonder if they really are parallel 74s.
08-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By smd4

I think you can start with a prepackaged tool...

I think you can start with a prepackaged tool box, but then you'll need to add on to those tools that came with the box. Also--those tool boxes (like the Bikehand YC-721) where the tools fit into...
08-11-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 565
Posted By smd4

Then it comes down to purely personal preference....

Then it comes down to purely personal preference. If you enjoy working on your bike, enjoy having the proper tools, and don't like the look, by all means, remove it. We pejoratively call them "dork...
08-11-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 565
Posted By smd4

Based on the picture--and only the picture--it...

Based on the picture--and only the picture--it appears maintenance isn't high on the priority list. If that is indeed the case--then keep the dork disk. It may save you a massive headache down the...
08-10-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,396
Posted By smd4

I did read the rest of your post. That was all...

I did read the rest of your post. That was all well and good. Obviously, I took issue with your assertion that the stem length had anything to do with proper frame sizing.

If the rider gets proper...
08-10-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By smd4

That is meant to fit in the end of a generally...

That is meant to fit in the end of a generally cheap brake lever. You don’t need to use it. If you can figure out a way to effectively use it, why not!
08-10-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,396
Posted By smd4

Looks OK to me. The stem is up high, but that...

Looks OK to me. The stem is up high, but that isn't an indicator of proper frame size; more like a comfort thing. Seatpost is right there in the range.
08-10-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

Maybe a feral ferret?

Maybe a feral ferret?
08-10-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By smd4

Is rubber an option for 3D printing? Brake hood...

Is rubber an option for 3D printing? Brake hood replacement requests are probably one of the main requests I see on these boards.
08-10-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,036
Posted By smd4

What do you mean by "suitable?" Cages with tabs...

What do you mean by "suitable?" Cages with tabs like that are available literally everywhere.
08-10-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By smd4

You're right--I can barely break a brisk walking...

You're right--I can barely break a brisk walking speed!:rolleyes:
08-10-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By smd4

Then why not just ride a mountain bike? Most of...

Then why not just ride a mountain bike? Most of you guys are basically converting your thoroughbred racing bikes to hybrids anyways.

But anyway, that's not what I think at all, KerryIrons. I...
08-10-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By smd4

Good looking classic bike. Putting a white Selle...

Good looking classic bike. Putting a white Selle San Marco saddle on there will make it a real 1980s showstopper.

If you're at all handy mechanically, you should easily be able to properly adjust...
08-10-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,356
Posted By smd4

That's like saying you drove a month with no...

That's like saying you drove a month with no accidents, therefore you don't need car insurance.

UPS insurance is $1.05 for every $100 over $100. So it would have cost you about $15 bucks to insure...
08-10-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By smd4

I agree, it was both civil and very interesting.

I agree, it was both civil and very interesting.
08-09-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By smd4

For rubber I use Armor All.

For rubber I use Armor All.
08-08-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,636
Posted By smd4

But how many extra strokes could that result in?...

But how many extra strokes could that result in? Admittedly, I'm basing these comments on my 700 X 23s, which don't have a huge volume to begin with.
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By smd4

No need to check. It's already nearly 25 psi off...

No need to check. It's already nearly 25 psi off the peg...it's not accurate.
08-08-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 777
Posted By smd4

You don't need to send the link. Just start...

You don't need to send the link. Just start looking for another bike.
08-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By smd4

I never thought a mountain bike could look...

I never thought a mountain bike could look completely uncomfortable. Until today.
08-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By smd4

Yeah, they're both thoroughbred racing stems. Not...

Yeah, they're both thoroughbred racing stems. Not really made for upright, comfy riding positions. The Dura Ace stem is arguably the epitome of quill steam design, for sure.
08-07-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By smd4

A properly adjusted pedal shouldn’t wobble at all.

A properly adjusted pedal shouldn’t wobble at all.
08-06-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By smd4

OK, I guess I'll start it off. Cinelli "spoiler"...

OK, I guess I'll start it off. Cinelli "spoiler" bottom bracket:
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08-06-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By smd4

There are nice looking 350 mm Kalloy posts on...

There are nice looking 350 mm Kalloy posts on eBay for less than $20, including shipping.
08-06-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,036
Posted By smd4

Man, that bike really gets around!

Man, that bike really gets around!
08-05-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By smd4

He rides that size for none of these reasons. He...

He rides that size for none of these reasons. He likes the way it looks. Is that a good reason? Not to me, but it ain't my bike. But don't blame the seatpost.

It's obvious that the bike is too...
08-05-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By smd4

Six foot two?? With long legs?? Sorry. In my...

Six foot two?? With long legs??

Sorry. In my opinion...that frame is WAY TOO SMALL for you!

And the seatpost is on my side.
08-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By smd4

My (and presumably others') comments aren't based...

My (and presumably others') comments aren't based on wherever the rear wheel is placed; there's no false impression. It's based on the extraordinary height of your seatpost. If you have to raise the...
08-05-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 244
Posted By smd4

Because of the cable length, the rear brake may...

Because of the cable length, the rear brake may always feel a bit spongier than the front. Compressionless housing may help.
08-05-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By smd4

HA! I've got the following issue, where a couple...

HA! I've got the following issue, where a couple female letters-to-the-editor writers dropped their subscriptions because of this cover! Miffed that the word "seduced" was placed next to a...
08-05-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By smd4

Were you being serious when you typed that?

Were you being serious when you typed that?
08-05-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By smd4

You may think so...But only judging by the...

You may think so...But only judging by the photos...I'd say you're wrong.

No worries, though. If you're riding a too-small frame, it'll be lighter and stiffer! Many racers would ride smaller...
08-05-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 958
Posted By smd4

Well, same-country-wise, yeah, I guess. But for...

Well, same-country-wise, yeah, I guess. But for the past 35 years in cycling, it's been a rivalry between Shimano and Campagnolo.

There are plenty of Sun Tour fans here, but try as they might,...
08-04-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By smd4

Like many of the 7400 parts, the lettering was...

Like many of the 7400 parts, the lettering was engraved and filled in with black paint. I don’t recall the QRs being filled in with black like the other parts, but if not factory, it could have...
08-04-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By smd4

I have my rear wheel positioned exactly the same....

I have my rear wheel positioned exactly the same. It's not a "fascination;" it's to get the cogs as close to the jockey wheel as possible for faster, crisper indexed shifting.

What does it matter...
08-04-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,025
Posted By smd4

As you may have seen me write once or twice...

As you may have seen me write once or twice before, (and as hard as it is for some to believe), I consider bike maintenance to be one of the more pleasurable aspects of owning a bike--so this...
08-04-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 826
Posted By smd4

I agree with Clang. See what she wants out of a...

I agree with Clang. See what she wants out of a bike. Don't try to foist what you believe is comfortable or trendy onto her, but explain to her what the options are, and the benefits/drawbacks of...
08-04-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 542
Posted By smd4

To look good. People collect all kinds of...

To look good.

People collect all kinds of things that aren't used for their intended purposes--but could if required.
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