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10-20-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 33,820
Posted By WickedThump

Nice lugged frame. Definitely a keeper.

Nice lugged frame. Definitely a keeper.
10-07-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 33,820
Posted By WickedThump

The used Specialized mountain bikes I see are...

The used Specialized mountain bikes I see are either completely worn out, or garage queens.
10-06-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,838
Posted By WickedThump

I've had terrible luck lending things to others....

I've had terrible luck lending things to others. People borrow stuff, then break it and complain I lent them trash. So no. I'll never lend a bike to anyone.
09-29-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,187
Posted By WickedThump

I mostly listen to Porcupine Tree and Opeth, but...

I mostly listen to Porcupine Tree and Opeth, but not while riding.
08-21-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,121
Posted By WickedThump

If there's a way to print my own decals I'd like...

If there's a way to print my own decals I'd like to know about it. I'd like to make up some for my frankenbike.
08-19-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,835
Posted By WickedThump

It's probably less expensive to buy a whole bike...

It's probably less expensive to buy a whole bike with the parts you want rather than one-at-a-time off ebay.
08-18-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By WickedThump

Seems fine. The cage looks to have a somewhat...

Seems fine. The cage looks to have a somewhat larger diameter than the big ring.
I have to see if the co-op is open today. Might get an expert to look at it.
08-18-13, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By WickedThump

That might be the issue right there. The crankset...

That might be the issue right there. The crankset is 46-36-24. I don't think it's the compact variety.
08-18-13, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By WickedThump

I had a '90 DB Apex I bought new, and the index...

I had a '90 DB Apex I bought new, and the index shifting, front and back, was impressively good. To me anyway. That was the reason I jumped on a garage queen for $125, for it's DX components. I get...
08-17-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By WickedThump

3x7 Every part of the drive train including the...

3x7
Every part of the drive train including the chain and cluster was transplanted from a DB Apex. The only odd piece is the XT front.
08-17-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By WickedThump

Just get an 8 or 9 speed alivio, deore, xt etc...

Just get an 8 or 9 speed alivio, deore, xt etc derailleur

It's a 3x7, and the XT front is a 3 speed that came off a 3x7 bike. There's sufficient range. Not sure what I need to look for.
08-17-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By WickedThump

'89 Deore DX and 2012 XT compatible?

I'm frankenbiking a 2005 JTS frame with a 1989 Deore DX drive train from a DB Apex. The original DX front derailleur didnt fit the seat tube so I got a 2012 XT front derailluer to use. The indexing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By WickedThump

Report it to the cops as abandoned. They'll take...

Report it to the cops as abandoned. They'll take it and hold it and if nobody claims it, it's yours, legally.
07-02-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,806
Posted By WickedThump

The observations were ok, but the mannerisms of...

The observations were ok, but the mannerisms of the narrator seemed prissy and just ~this~ close to condescension. After a couple minutes I felt like I was listening to an NPR opinion piece. Usually...
06-27-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,846
Posted By WickedThump

Indeed. Inanimate "stuff" can be replaced, but...

Indeed. Inanimate "stuff" can be replaced, but not a beloved pet.
04-12-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,180
Posted By WickedThump

I've got Mr Tuffy "light" liners on my cross bike...

I've got Mr Tuffy "light" liners on my cross bike and haven't had a flat yet. My area has the "goat-head" thorns everywhere. I'd suggest liners first as they're light-weight and only $20 for a pair.
04-12-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,637
Posted By WickedThump

When compared by miles driven, seniors are...

When compared by miles driven, seniors are significantly worse drivers than teens. Accidents by teens usually have 3 factors: Speeding, nighttime , and alcohol. Senior accidents generally cluster...
10-02-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 74,121
Views: 12,052,195
Posted By WickedThump

If that were nearby, I'd definitely go look at it.

If that were nearby, I'd definitely go look at it.
09-09-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,721
Posted By WickedThump

My 1986 Peugeot Triathlon, with a 25" Super Vitus...

My 1986 Peugeot Triathlon, with a 25" Super Vitus 980 frameset, weighs 21.5 lbs... but it's not all original. Changes were made to make it more rideable, not to decrease weight per se.
The original...
09-08-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By WickedThump

Not selling, but rather the asking price.

Not selling, but rather the asking price.
09-07-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By WickedThump

I use the plastic razor blades for removing...

I use the plastic razor blades for removing stickies from painted surfaces.
09-07-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By WickedThump

I've been out of the loop as far as whats new and...

I've been out of the loop as far as whats new and current since the early 90's when I subscribed to Mountain Bike Action. I have a sub for Bicycling magazine, and it's pretty good for keeping up on...
09-05-12, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By WickedThump

I've been trying to sell my 1.1 all summer. Even...

I've been trying to sell my 1.1 all summer. Even at $400 there were no takers. I'll probbly have better luck selling it in the spring.
09-03-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By WickedThump

I bought an '88 Diamondback Apex in nearly...

I bought an '88 Diamondback Apex in nearly perfect condition and ended up stripping off the Deore DX parts for my cross bike project.
09-03-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,945
Posted By WickedThump

Seriously, I was 15 and it made me physically ill.

Seriously, I was 15 and it made me physically ill.
09-02-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,945
Posted By WickedThump

My '74 Motobecane Mirage. Stolen while locked up...

My '74 Motobecane Mirage. Stolen while locked up right outside a BART security booth. It put me off cycling for quite a long time.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,914
Posted By WickedThump

Zefal Hp Value

Are certain pumps collectible? I got a mild griefing for having a circa 1975 Zefal Hp mounted on my Centurion. "People pay hundreds for those!!" was the comment I got.
Are these in fact collectible?...
08-29-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By WickedThump

According to the federal rules on p2p...

According to the federal rules on p2p transactions, the seller only needs "no reason to believe" the buyer is legally unable to own. An offer to trade such an item on CL raises a huge red flag for...
08-22-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By WickedThump

78 Super LeMans for touring?

268795268796268797I got this bike awhile back for $125, only wanting to rob it for the Deore triple and the Suntour barends. Instead I decided not to mess with it , and have given it some ride time....
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By WickedThump

This one is typical of a Peugeot UO8 on CL: ...

This one is typical of a Peugeot UO8 on CL:

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3213669916.html
Replies: 8
Views: 5,528
Posted By WickedThump

I got one earlier this year in excellent...

I got one earlier this year in excellent condition for $225. The seat had been replaced with a honey B17 with matching leather tape. I think I got a pretty good deal.
08-18-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By WickedThump

I ride in goathead hell, (denver), and I think...

I ride in goathead hell, (denver), and I think the worst defense are the so-called thorn-proof tubes. They are extremely heavy, and the thorns work their way through eventually. I use either puncture...
08-17-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,498
Posted By WickedThump

+1 My favorite.

+1
My favorite.
08-16-12, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,236
Posted By WickedThump

There isn't anything wrong with barends on that...

There isn't anything wrong with barends on that bike. It appears the ones on there are period-correct. I've got a similar set of Suntour barends for my 86 Peugeot. Having too much fun riding it to...
Forum: Introductions
08-16-12, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By WickedThump

Bike riding has helped me shed 20 lbs so far this...

Bike riding has helped me shed 20 lbs so far this summer. I'm only a few pounds away from going under 200, which I have not been since 1987.
Bike riding is great exercise because the faster you go,...
08-14-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,691
Posted By WickedThump

I did that for 3-4 years before my last quit. I'm...

I did that for 3-4 years before my last quit. I'm back at it though, working up the determination to make another try with Chantix.
08-13-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,381
Posted By WickedThump

I don't understand why you'd pay the NOS premium...

I don't understand why you'd pay the NOS premium price, when a 9/10 garage queen would deliver the same thing
08-12-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By WickedThump

+1 I have the 2005 edition and really like it.

+1
I have the 2005 edition and really like it.
08-12-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,188
Posted By WickedThump

It's not that I crave approval from others. I...

It's not that I crave approval from others. I have a long torso and a 34" standover height, so a 62cm or 25" frame has been my choice lo these many years. I do get seatpost envy though.
08-12-12, 01:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,188
Posted By WickedThump

Frame Too Big?

I was out riding my 62cm 86 Peugeot Triathlon in City Park, and another cyclist asked to look over my bike. He made some complimentary comments, then asked why I was riding such an oversize frame. I...
08-11-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,514
Posted By WickedThump

I don't have one, but I remember selling dozens...

I don't have one, but I remember selling dozens of those around Christmas of '77 at a JC Penney offshoot discount store, The Treasury. (anyone remember those?) I'm pretty sure that bike came with a...
08-11-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By WickedThump

Nice bike. I can see how gumwalls would improve...

Nice bike. I can see how gumwalls would improve the appearance.
08-06-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By WickedThump

+1

+1
08-01-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By WickedThump

Nice bike. My Dad had a Rollfast. It had the...

Nice bike. My Dad had a Rollfast. It had the unusual property of pitching the rider over the handlebars when standing to pedal.
08-01-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,528
Posted By WickedThump

1. Replace whatever needs replacing to make it...

1. Replace whatever needs replacing to make it fit you and your needs.
2. I like to "shop" ebay just to see what's out there for parts like the saddle.
3. Replace the levers to whatever you like....
07-31-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,529
Posted By WickedThump

I want my C&V bike to look original. For example...

I want my C&V bike to look original. For example my 86 Peugeot needs a different length stem with a plate clamp, so I temporarily have a threadless adaptor and stem until I can find a quill stem of...
07-30-12, 10:26 PM
07-30-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,277
Posted By WickedThump

Where is the Denver bike co-op? And is there more...

Where is the Denver bike co-op? And is there more than one?
07-29-12, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,429
Posted By WickedThump

+1 It's better to have a supply of dedicated...

+1
It's better to have a supply of dedicated products (lubricating oil, penetrating oil, etc), than rely on an all in one spray can. That said, I keep a gallon can of WD40 that I use with a spray...
07-29-12, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By WickedThump

It seems like the tire is too small for the rim....

It seems like the tire is too small for the rim. Have you tried to fit a different tire? My Gatorskins started off so tight, I was fearful of damaging the rim.
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