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04-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By woodcraft

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm,...

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm, and the dished sides face the corresponding dished surfaces of the screw and the brake pad holder,

allowing the the pad to pivot for adjustment.
04-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,649
Posted By JohnDThompson

Correct.

Correct.
04-05-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

I've been looking at a few vintage and "vintage...

I've been looking at a few vintage and "vintage style" single speeds. I don't mind upgrading the components if I need to I'm more focused in a good quality frame. I'll use it toride to work when I'm...
04-05-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Mikefule

It sounds like we're on the same page, although...

It sounds like we're on the same page, although in my day the Grifter was the precursor to the BMX. I remember not only the 5 speed "racer" (drop bars on half a ton of gas pipe frame with chromed...
04-02-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,425
Posted By Wildwood

I stopped being a volunteer ski patroller about 5...

I stopped being a volunteer ski patroller about 5 years ago @65.
I stopped being a Forest Service Wilderness Ranger a year later.
Personal safety was a factor in each choice.

I refuse to stop...
03-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By Senrab62

Maintenance ride. Shooting for 80+ a week. Old...

Maintenance ride. Shooting for 80+ a week. Old man ****. Still not sure on components. Have a different saddle tI need to install, and looking for a different front caliper option.

Crusty and...
03-20-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,229
Posted By skidder

Flats for me, the style with the little pins...

Flats for me, the style with the little pins (Actually set screws) to help with lateral shoe retention. The keep things simple and bicycling more enjoyable for me. I just never saw any benefit to...
03-19-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,425
Posted By Biker395

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize...

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize unnecessary risks and live it to the fullest while you can.
03-19-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,425
Posted By gear64

Distracted driving is trending up, speeding is...

Distracted driving is trending up, speeding is trending up both as a norm and mph over posted, road rage is trending up, running stop signs and stop lights is trending up. Just saw a red light run...
03-19-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,425
Posted By dhender02

I'm I Becoming Paranoid??

With the recent news of Shawn Bradley being paralyzed due to his bike accident, it seems we're hearing about more biking accidents than we did just 10 or so years ago. Wondering are there actually...
03-19-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By OldsCOOL

Remember Arte Johnson on Laugh-In tipping over on...

Remember Arte Johnson on Laugh-In tipping over on his way too small tricycle? Kinda like that.
03-19-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By OldsCOOL

You didn’t crash, you fell over! We call that a...

You didn’t crash, you fell over! We call that a “Tombay”.
03-18-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By Senrab62

Almost done!

Took out for maiden voyage. Developed separation (visible at 9 o'clock on rear wheel) on tubular. Don't know if it's deformed or just came unglued. Either way, new tubs and glue is in order. Took...
03-15-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Rolla

That depends on where the axle is currently...

That depends on where the axle is currently positioned in the dropout (or track end), and how long the slot is. A 17T cog will set the axle closer to the seat tube, so you need to have enough room in...
03-14-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By momoman

veganbikes, you are correct about the Phil Woods....

veganbikes, you are correct about the Phil Woods. I just polished them recently. They have plenty of bling. I plan to ride both set of wheels. I may end up with yet another set of wheels for my...
03-14-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By momoman

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My 2009 Waterford 22 Series Competition Track. I...
03-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By 79pmooney

That looks like a fix gear, a nice quiet running...

That looks like a fix gear, a nice quiet running 3/32" chain with nice rounded pins and a cog with some good shaping. A quiet, smooth running setup.

I've been riding fix gears 45 years and a...
03-14-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By 79pmooney

Sounds like you are new to all of this so a quick...

Sounds like you are new to all of this so a quick crash course. (And I will forget a key point or two. Forgive me.)

One - chain and cog wear. Chains "stretch". (It's actually wear, but the...
03-14-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By IAmSam

How 'bout a little more red? ...

How 'bout a little more red?

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03-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,747
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including...

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including saddle choice, the others aren't enough.
03-12-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,747
Posted By bruce19

This is where I would start. I'm 75 and my CAAD...

This is where I would start. I'm 75 and my CAAD 12 set up is "aggressive" according to my Cannondale dealer. This is what it looks like. I don't know if others would consider it aggressive but it's...
03-11-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks, I enjoy having and building up nice...

Thanks, I enjoy having and building up nice bikes. They bring me joy like people who own other fancy things.

This year I got the ultimate driving machine:...
03-09-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By franswa

Heyyyyy! Wow, what a beauty.

Heyyyyy! Wow, what a beauty.
03-07-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By Kansey

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Major Taylor 👌
03-06-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By veganbikes

I don't see why not! He might be busy as he has a...

I don't see why not! He might be busy as he has a multitude of different companies. The Yarak came out mid last year so I doubt he would cancel right away. Most companies right now especially smaller...
03-05-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By ethet

2013 Interpro Keirin

I began searching for a Korean keirin frame last summer (https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1206033-source-korean-keirin-frames.html) and finally found a suitable one this January: A...
03-05-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By franswa

Do I spot a crooked saddle?

Do I spot a crooked saddle?
03-04-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By P.L.Jensen

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(above) Rockin' and rollin' this for 50 years now
I paid $125 for...
03-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By Senrab62

Got out yesterday, mid 50's so it's basically...

Got out yesterday, mid 50's so it's basically summer here in the Midwest.
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03-03-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Speedway2

Personally, I would take the geared bike (to...

Personally, I would take the geared bike (to fight the headwinds).
However, if the fixed was converted to free I'd give it a go....
03-01-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By Senrab62

I hear you

bykemike beautiful project you have there. And I agree. I have some good quality bikes, but have been focusing on quality and uniqueness the past couple of years. Enjoy and ride as much as possible.
03-01-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By Senrab62

Beautiful!

Was this the 58cm on the auction site?! I was watching that one also. Beautiful details on that. Can't wait to see it built up!
02-28-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,426
Posted By 79pmooney

I put the same things in all my bike bags with...

I put the same things in all my bike bags with small changes for specific parts and needs. Bags all get (2) tubes (as appropriate for those tires), patch kit, (2) tire irons, the needed Allen...
02-28-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,426
Posted By Rolla

Then get different tires and a proper repair kit....

Then get different tires and a proper repair kit. What's the point of even riding a bike if you're limited to staying within walking distance from home?
02-28-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,426
Posted By jay4usc

i have a small saddle bag that fits: 1. Probike...

i have a small saddle bag that fits:
1. Probike Tool Mini Pump
2. Tube
3. 5mm Hex wrench for my wheels
4. bandana
5. driver Lic and. Credit card
6. pair disposable rubber gloves
7. cell phone...
02-28-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,426
Posted By tommymc

Really kinda simple. If you ride further than you...

Really kinda simple. If you ride further than you want to walk carry the stuff to get going again. Have cell phones changed this old idea?
02-28-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By abshipp

Lovely! Your parts bin must be fun to dig through...

Lovely! Your parts bin must be fun to dig through :thumb:
02-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,271
Posted By Mikefule

That's only one opinion among many. I've ridden...

That's only one opinion among many. I've ridden thousands of miles on and off road on road and gravel bikes, tandems, occasionally mountain bikes, and unicycles, commuting, touring, camping, club...
02-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,271
Posted By 79pmooney

One advantage of horizontal dropouts over track...

One advantage of horizontal dropouts over track ends is that the vertical position of the rim relative to the brake pads changes little as the hub slides along the dropout. And if you are building a...
02-25-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,932
Posted By GlennR

Actually its the trailer behind the car/truck. ...

Actually its the trailer behind the car/truck.

Years ago I heard an ambulance coming up behind me so I pulled toward the curb. It passed and as I was going to give the curb some room, a send...
02-23-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,070
Posted By Javi_bikes

Turned this Bianchi strada frame I found on...

Turned this Bianchi strada frame I found on craigslist into a fixed gear! Gave it some fresh paint, new BB, new sugino cranks, a new handle bar and stem, and wheels! Just put some clipless pedals on...
02-22-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By veganbikes

Most of those mag type wheels are boat anchors...

Most of those mag type wheels are boat anchors with tires mounted They are cheap plastic garbage and not worth a dime. Some are a little nicer but still heavy and only really provide benefit when...
02-21-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Steelman54

No surprise, input all over the place. I say...

No surprise, input all over the place. I say keep riding, don't kill yourself trying to go fast, but get a good ride and decent workout. No cardiologist will recommend you over do it, if you died...
02-21-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Classtime

These numbers are bewildering to me. My wife...

These numbers are bewildering to me. My wife makes me get them updated now and then. I just checked and one of my cholesterol numbers is just over the line: 104 when it is supposed to be <100. She...
02-16-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3,332
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Posted By McBTC

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Crisp 14 mph headwind on the return last Friday... doesn't bother...
02-15-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By UniGeezer

Ride my age in miles! (65)

Hi all, and a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hope you're all doing great and staying healthy, fit and safe.

I turned 65 in January and decided to try to ride my age in miles on my unicycle. First...
02-14-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By jay4usc

that’s an awesome deal for $350. You got very...

that’s an awesome deal for $350. You got very lucky there

“trials” are actually louder bc there’s more point of engagement compared to their standard freewheel. Maybe he did something to make them...
02-14-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By jay4usc

note on the 16t WI will only take a 3/32 chain...

note on the 16t WI will only take a 3/32 chain (see link below). what kind of a deal did you get on those free wheels?

http://www.whiteind.com/wifreewheel
02-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,150
Posted By oldwinger14

Consider your fall, or two, inevitable and part...

Consider your fall, or two, inevitable and part of the indoctrination and education for joining the clipless community. As many stated, other than a bit embarrassing, almost all of these falls are...
02-10-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By veganbikes

If you are looking for a nice frame you can get...

If you are looking for a nice frame you can get my attainable dream bike: https://www.rencycles.com/yarak.
You could customize it as needed as well and still be pretty reasonable for handmade...
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