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11-27-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,469
Posted By CroMo Mike

Welcome back, Jen. We hope you continue to mend...

Welcome back, Jen. We hope you continue to mend and ride.
10-15-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By CroMo Mike

The half-way point of an 80-mile club ride. A...

The half-way point of an 80-mile club ride. A McDonalds at 11:00 AM. Just before they change over from breakfast to lunch. I got a hotcakes, sausage, and potato hash brown. When that was gone, I...
10-14-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By CroMo Mike

Some regular socks are too thick to fit in proper...

Some regular socks are too thick to fit in proper cycling shoes.
10-12-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By CroMo Mike

I voted for thin ice, but at least you didn't...

I voted for thin ice, but at least you didn't open a zombie thread. :bike2:

Actually, congratulations are in order. I don't think I could create a poll if I tried.
09-07-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,762
Posted By CroMo Mike

Don't worry. Their LIPO batteries will die soon,...

Don't worry. Their LIPO batteries will die soon, just like LIPOs in other gadgets, and they will be too expensive to replace. Then the e-bikes will be relegated to the basements or garages, two flat...
09-05-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,807
Posted By CroMo Mike

And explain this again.... you want me to weld a...

And explain this again.... you want me to weld a stressed titanium tube with a near 100% penetration bead with no undercut and without any internal buildup? Then you will bet your life and future...
08-23-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 917
Posted By CroMo Mike

Install a correct seat post. It's too good a...

Install a correct seat post. It's too good a bike to waste but not worth the trouble of welding and a complete repaint and re-decal. Cover the holes with clear helicopter tape and ride it. Just my...
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By CroMo Mike

The shift levers are installed on the wrong side...

The shift levers are installed on the wrong side and inside out.
05-25-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By CroMo Mike

Two observations on using a dishing gauge: ...

Two observations on using a dishing gauge:

(1) The amount of dishing error indicated by the gauge is actually twice the amount that the rim needs to be moved left or right. As you move the rim...
05-21-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By CroMo Mike

The axle is machined with a step that is larger...

The axle is machined with a step that is larger than the rest of the axle and fits the 12mm i.d. of the bearing snug but not tight. With the locknuts removed, you should be able to tap the axle out...
03-05-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,617
Posted By CroMo Mike

I find used bicycle inner tubes make great tie...

I find used bicycle inner tubes make great tie straps in the garage. Cut a short section containing the valve stem out and throw it away. The remainder can be used as a tie strap to keep the bike...
02-20-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,020
Posted By CroMo Mike

I think we need a forum just for stickies so they...

I think we need a forum just for stickies so they don't clutter up the regular forums.
02-18-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By CroMo Mike

That must have been a really early release. ...

That must have been a really early release. Nowhere in there did they refer to it as C-record.
01-20-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,516
Posted By CroMo Mike

I found a net helmet cover on Amazon. Available...

I found a net helmet cover on Amazon. Available in black or white. Search term: bicycle helmet cover bee
01-19-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,643
Posted By CroMo Mike

One additional thought... When we cut the cable...

One additional thought... When we cut the cable housings to length, sometimes a bit of the coiled housing ends up bent inward where it rubs the cable and creates drag and a gritty feel. I like to...
01-19-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,643
Posted By CroMo Mike

The rear brake cable housing should pass around...

The rear brake cable housing should pass around the left side of the stem and headset. The way you have it now will create extra cable drag.
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By CroMo Mike

In recognition of Festivus, I say it's worth $20...

In recognition of Festivus, I say it's worth $20 or less. And who would name a bike line Liberia?
11-06-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By CroMo Mike

The maddening thing is that the original shard is...

The maddening thing is that the original shard is usually a bit of aluminum that came off the rim itself, and then it increases in size as it accumulates more aluminum that the first bit of aluminum...
11-04-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By CroMo Mike

The radially spoked cut-out high flange hubs are...

The radially spoked cut-out high flange hubs are likely to break before the month is over.
11-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,919
Posted By CroMo Mike

Really quite stunning! Reminds me of some of the...

Really quite stunning! Reminds me of some of the works in the early Zap! Commix from the early 70's. And all overlaid in black on the simple elegance of a white painted metal framed Italian...
09-30-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By CroMo Mike

Stunning condition! Just like new. It belongs...

Stunning condition! Just like new. It belongs in your collection. That's the same color as my 1988 Pinarello Montello.
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By CroMo Mike

Local bike stores usually give away the boxes...

Local bike stores usually give away the boxes their new bikes come in. shipbikes.com and bikeflights.com are good. You can get more info and pricing on their websites.
09-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By CroMo Mike

My brother and I shared a 6-day a week afternoon...

My brother and I shared a 6-day a week afternoon paper route for a while. 80 papers in the suburbs. Subscription rate was 30 cents per week and the paperboy had to go door to door to collect it....
08-31-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,828
Posted By CroMo Mike

Very impressive job of bringing her back from...

Very impressive job of bringing her back from that condition!
08-30-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,828
Posted By CroMo Mike

QuikRick, I like it in the black and white. ...

QuikRick, I like it in the black and white. Looks great with the rims, too.
08-30-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,012
Posted By CroMo Mike

John, thanks again for sharing. Excellent bikes...

John, thanks again for sharing. Excellent bikes and impressive man cave. You make it look so easy. You give me something to aspire to.
08-25-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,800
Posted By CroMo Mike

While on this topic, I found a way to get toe...

While on this topic, I found a way to get toe straps through the holes in the pedals without them stripping the finish off the edges of the straps. I applied some Lexol leather cleaner to the edges...
08-25-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By CroMo Mike

On our local "Next Door" website, in the...

On our local "Next Door" website, in the classified ads, among all the cheapo bikes and kids' bikes. A few pictures and the description "Pinarello Montello, 1988, $400". Seller located one mile from...
06-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,562
Posted By CroMo Mike

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how...

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how much spokes weigh? You don't need 36, or 32, or 28! 20 or 24, spoked radially, should be enough."
06-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,562
Posted By CroMo Mike

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade...

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade that vintage bike, you can recoup it all when you sell it.
06-15-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,562
Posted By CroMo Mike

It's old and, besides, they don't make them...

It's old and, besides, they don't make them anymore. Just throw it away.
06-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,616
Posted By CroMo Mike

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take...

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take a small center punch or ice pick and small hammer and test to see if you can punch a hole through into the tube in the rusted areas. Even if not...
05-30-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,043
Posted By CroMo Mike

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted...

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted a simple, cheap 10-speed to ride to class. He went to a thrift store and bought just such a Huffy-type bike for $25 and dragged it home. We spent...
05-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,043
Posted By CroMo Mike

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it...

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it would be fun to have a tandem mtb, so I collected some parts and adapted some things and, voila, the Twin Bomber was born. Turned out I hated the way it...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By CroMo Mike

Favorable Factors: (1) It's a Schwinn. (2)...

Favorable Factors:
(1) It's a Schwinn.
(2) It's like a Varsity.
(3) Continentals are better than Varsitys.
(4) Everyone in college in 1972 wanted a Continental but couldn't afford it then.
(5)...
03-23-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,644
Posted By CroMo Mike

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike...

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike and pretty dirty right now, so the pic wouldn't show well. The teeth look exactly like those on the next to the smallest on the Shimano you posted. ...
03-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,644
Posted By CroMo Mike

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of...

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of SunTour freewheels and eventually deduced (without taking them apart) that they were rocking on the pawls. Funny to see that Sheldon and I were...
02-22-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 4,082,529
Posted By CroMo Mike

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7...

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7 misspellings and not be even one "true" statement. Especially like the quoted weights. Not for beginners. And very fast.
12-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By CroMo Mike

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts,...

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts, some creative machinist type bored out one side of the hub to accept and install a larger diameter pressed-in bearing cup and dust shield. Perhaps a...
11-08-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,671
Posted By CroMo Mike

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an...

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an Olmo I bought new from a local shop in 1971. The lugs, seat stay treatment, dropouts, brake bridge, seat tube clamp, fork, and that little Huret cable...
10-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,425
Posted By CroMo Mike

Actually, your shoes look a bit too large for...

Actually, your shoes look a bit too large for your feet, judging from the wrinkles in the leather.
10-16-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,425
Posted By CroMo Mike

Medium sized feet in large sized toe clips ?

Medium sized feet in large sized toe clips ?
09-13-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 4,082,529
Posted By CroMo Mike

I like the ones that say serious inquires only....

I like the ones that say serious inquires only. Like they are tired of prank calls from bored clowns or comedians.
09-12-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By CroMo Mike

Colnago Place, and a bunch of others, in Fort...

Colnago Place, and a bunch of others, in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Apparently someone associated with bicycles had a lot to do with naming the streets there.
...
07-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,281
Posted By CroMo Mike

Read the label on the Rustoleum can. Somewhere...

Read the label on the Rustoleum can. Somewhere in the fine print it might tell you something like "recoat within 1 hour or after 30 days". If you don't wait long enough, the clear (or additional...
07-02-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have a headset like yours and it has a black...

I have a headset like yours and it has a black plastic ring that snaps onto the crown race to close that gap.
11-02-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,685
Posted By CroMo Mike

A small group of us were riding a century on the...

A small group of us were riding a century on the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After about 85 miles of climbs, descents, rain, wind and clouds, we had pulled into an overlook to catch...
10-25-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,616
Posted By CroMo Mike

Regarding the bike in post #1...

Regarding the bike in post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Ride it no-hands. Don't look at the bars.

Regarding learned skills, etc. If you hang around...
10-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By CroMo Mike

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Or gentle soap and...

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Or gentle soap and water on a terrycloth towel.
10-14-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By CroMo Mike

I wouldn’t make too much of that serial number....

I wouldn’t make too much of that serial number. It looks like it was stamped long after the frame was painted. Possibly by a local city employee when registering it for a city decal.
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