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06-28-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By noobinsf

You're not breaking any rules. You're just...

You're not breaking any rules. You're just momentarily sucking the fun out of it. That in itself is a considerable social consequence.

[hangs up]
06-28-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By noobinsf

Leaving out an ebay high-flyer price does not...

Leaving out an ebay high-flyer price does not make a response ill-considered; many posters are bringing years/decades of experience, either as industry insiders, buyer/sellers, etc. And swooping in...
06-28-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By noobinsf

That death fork looks bent.

That death fork looks bent.
06-26-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By noobinsf

I'm thinking a lot of things, maybe too many to...

I'm thinking a lot of things, maybe too many to write, maybe more than is useful. I'll just say -- was this tone really necessary?

None of the posters you cite give their opinion in an effort to...
06-24-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 33,938
Posted By noobinsf

I'd say cut them a little slack. I don't have a...

I'd say cut them a little slack. I don't have a dog in this fight, but shipping for everything bigger than a lunchbox has been beyond the pale. My friends ordered their dishwasher almost 8 months ago...
06-23-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
Posted By noobinsf

Ride the Record Ace before you decide to sell it....

Ride the Record Ace before you decide to sell it. You may not decide to sell it.

Both bikes are good quality, but are targeted to different types of riding. If you really want to fit in here,...
06-22-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,447
Posted By noobinsf

SF Bay Bridge ...

SF Bay Bridge


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06-20-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By noobinsf

Yes, French is right-hand threaded on both drive...

Yes, French is right-hand threaded on both drive and non-drive side, and it should be removed by turning counter clockwise. Which bike is this for? Are you sure the bike is French threaded?
06-18-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By noobinsf

A friend of ours with a daughter the same age as...

A friend of ours with a daughter the same age as ours (but like two heads taller) asked if I could help him find a bike for her birthday. A quick look at Nextdoor turned up this bike listed for free,...
06-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By noobinsf

There were these, which had a ratchet mechanism....

There were these, which had a ratchet mechanism. I have a similar set that were for the Sprint group and are only branded as “Suntour.” The Rivendell Silver shifters are supposed to be based on one...
06-15-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,243
Posted By noobinsf

Iím overstocked on Suntour derailleurs, but I...

Iím overstocked on Suntour derailleurs, but I still canít resist a well-priced one when I see it.

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Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By noobinsf

If what you're after is a good touring bike in...

If what you're after is a good touring bike in your size, the Mikado looks solid. Rust looks minor, components are good quality in what appears to be serviceable condition. The chainrings being so...
06-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By noobinsf

I saved a discussion on this forum that advised...

I saved a discussion on this forum that advised the drill bit to use for this a 7/32.
06-12-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By noobinsf

Something that obscure in under two hours, very...

Something that obscure in under two hours, very cool. (Or maybe it’s only obscure to the ill-informed American?)
06-11-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By noobinsf

Everything I’ve learned about old bikes has...

Everything I’ve learned about old bikes has either been here, RJ the bike guy, or the 20th anniversary Rivendell catalog (seriously). This hobby has given me sanity in many turbulent times, and it’s...
06-09-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By noobinsf

Happy Birthday, good sir!

Happy Birthday, good sir!
06-07-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By noobinsf

I dig the Mondrian drawers!

I dig the Mondrian drawers!
06-07-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By noobinsf

If you want to offset the cost of a new stem,...

If you want to offset the cost of a new stem, you'd likely have good luck selling yours here since it's a time-consuming mod many of us would want for ourselves and appreciate not having to undertake.
06-07-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By noobinsf

I've heard tales of a unicorn bar called the...

I've heard tales of a unicorn bar called the Nitto 174, but it is hard to find. It's like a short reach Noodle with 25.4 clamp diameter. Blue Lug has it in 38mm and 40mm, which are too narrow for me,...
06-06-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By noobinsf

This aggression will not stand, man.

This aggression will not stand, man.
06-06-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By noobinsf

Park Tool remover with 20 splines:...

Park Tool remover with 20 splines: https://www.parktool.com/product/freewheel-remover-fr-4?category=Cassette%20%26%20Freewheel
06-03-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,009
Posted By noobinsf

If Iím wearing a hat, itís usually this one. ...

If Iím wearing a hat, itís usually this one.


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06-03-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By noobinsf

The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange (CABE)...

The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange (CABE) is another forum to circulate your listing and solicit advice. This is an example of a relevant thread:...
05-31-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,098
Posted By noobinsf

Well, it sounds like this kind lady volunteered...

Well, it sounds like this kind lady volunteered the word "Paramount," which makes it seem unlikely that it would be something else. In any case, I'm sure she will be pleased it's going to someone who...
05-31-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By noobinsf

Well, it looks like you participated in the...

Well, it looks like you participated in the diagnostic phase, so if you're satisfied and you trust the shop, there's no harm in putting the Shimano on if you need the larger rear cogs. Like...
05-30-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By noobinsf

One of my favorite quick out-and-back rides is...

One of my favorite quick out-and-back rides is the Bay Bridge trail. It was also a chance to get the Competizione out, which has been a little neglected lately.

...
05-27-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,243
Posted By noobinsf

I also got a couple of pairs of Supple Vitesse in...

I also got a couple of pairs of Supple Vitesse in the 33mm width in this sale. It's the best price I've seen in a long time on these, so I took advantage.
05-25-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By noobinsf

This was my first time on the Nimitz, and I...

This was my first time on the Nimitz, and I started at Inspiration Point, going past the end of the paved part, which was about 4 miles. I ventured past to the San Pablo Ridge trail, which I quickly...
05-25-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe you have a brochure I can slyly use as my...

Maybe you have a brochure I can slyly use as my wifeís coffee coaster as my birthday approaches?
05-24-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

Yikes, I will look it over carefully. Thank you...

Yikes, I will look it over carefully. Thank you for the heads up. It's got a lot of grime on it, so I'll make sure to go deeper than a surface clean.

As for the 80/1, I found it on ebay from...
05-24-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

As much as I admire the simplicity of a single...

As much as I admire the simplicity of a single speed, I canít ride one of those near my house. Too many hills, and I am in nowhere near the shape I would need to be in to mash it up a hill. I might...
05-23-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

New to me 1973 Raleigh Competition frame

By the time this frame popped up on the CL/eBay thread, I had been messaging with the seller for a couple of weeks and trying to figure out if I could get it home. Lucky for me, my wife needed to be...
05-23-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By noobinsf

I was able to get a couple of rides in this...

I was able to get a couple of rides in this weekend while the rest of the family was out of town for a special event.

First was the Nimitz trail in Berkeley. Nice and easy paved section, and then...
05-23-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By noobinsf

Nitto "Dynamic 2" (different from just the...

Nitto "Dynamic 2" (different from just the "Dynamic") or the Nitto MT-11 might be what you want.
05-21-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By noobinsf

I think I remember reading that S-Ride, Sensah,...

I think I remember reading that S-Ride, Sensah, and the other Chinese brand whose name escapes me are all made by former SRAM folks who bought the tooling when SRAM decided not to be in China any...
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05-21-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By noobinsf

Uh, was your account hacked?

Uh, was your account hacked?
05-21-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By noobinsf

PSA Soma sale, including tires

Special pricing on a few items, including Supple Vitesse and Grand Randonneur tires, MKS promenade pedals, padded Newbaums tape, and some chains and cassettes.
...
05-17-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,131
Posted By noobinsf

There is a bike cage at my office, but I'm still...

There is a bike cage at my office, but I'm still using the "remote" bike cage, aka my garage.
05-13-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By noobinsf

One guy says to the other, "I'm excited to...

One guy says to the other, "I'm excited to collect your Peugeot."

And the bartender says, "Hey, take your poo outside, Joe! And take your friend with you!"
05-13-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, I had no idea. It's a whole new branch of...

Wow, I had no idea. It's a whole new branch of debate in the chain lube realm. :popcorn
05-11-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe a Bridgestone MB-1, also nice…

Maybe a Bridgestone MB-1, also nice…
05-10-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By noobinsf

When I deal with a good seller, communication is...

When I deal with a good seller, communication is prompt. If not, it’s a huge flag for me. If they’re apologetic about a delay, then maybe all is well, but an experienced seller with good feedback...
05-09-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By noobinsf

At some point, I guess you realize it will likely...

At some point, I guess you realize it will likely never end up in a museum or finance a vacation, so it's probably living its best life being used on your bike. Besides, with these things, there is...
05-06-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 70,510
Views: 11,539,298
Posted By noobinsf

When Clang is active on this thread, I feel like...

When Clang is active on this thread, I feel like I need to sit on my hands and hide my wallet from myself.
05-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful saddle and a lovely message. Wishing...

Beautiful saddle and a lovely message. Wishing you safety and wellness.
05-05-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,243
Posted By noobinsf

I just received one of these: ...

I just received one of these:
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To put on this, which...
05-05-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By noobinsf

Fixed it. :p

Fixed it. :p
05-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By noobinsf

This, yes. I am no expert, but I know that master...

This, yes. I am no expert, but I know that master framebuilders use different tubes for different parts of each frame based on the expected riding behavior of the customer, and they base this on what...
05-03-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By noobinsf

I usually start with a light oil, like 3-in-1...

I usually start with a light oil, like 3-in-1 brand, with brass wool -- you can squish that into some tiny shapes whenever you need. The oil does a good job of softening up accumulated gunk, Then, a...
05-03-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By noobinsf

Disc brakes would be a fool's errand, but you're...

Disc brakes would be a fool's errand, but you're probably in better shape than you think with the rest. Good quality dual-pivot rim brakes would be an upgrade to what you have now (unless you have...
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