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08-10-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By noobinsf

I have 35mm slick GravelKings on my Mercian, and...

I have 35mm slick GravelKings on my Mercian, and I've enjoyed them on the few gravel/paved rides I've done on this bike. The Hayward Shoreline trail was almost all like the terrain below, and the...
08-09-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By noobinsf

I don't know the answer, but he is very...

I don't know the answer, but he is very approachable if you just call. I inquired with him last year when I was interested in maybe having him repaint my Eisentraut.

Funny you mention Craigslist -...
08-09-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By noobinsf

The brand is kind of a humdrum Japanese maker,...

The brand is kind of a humdrum Japanese maker, but it looks like a top line model (lugs, cotterless crank, sloping fork crown) and could be worth something. What does the rectangle under the saddle...
08-06-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By noobinsf

When we drove home from a camping trip last year,...

When we drove home from a camping trip last year, we spent time along the river, and I would love to do that on a bike. I’m watching and hope to join sometime. I have to attend an important family...
07-01-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By noobinsf

Soma just posted a 20% sale for the July 4th...

Soma just posted a 20% sale for the July 4th weekend...
07-01-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By noobinsf

I was curious about that, too. If you look up the...

I was curious about that, too. If you look up the Axiom Journey front rack, it mounts in a similar way, without the crossbar.
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By noobinsf

You called forum frequenters cheap and then...

You called forum frequenters cheap and then implied that they (we) are lazy for not posting an ebay price. And you really don't think you're the one who came in hot on this one?
06-28-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By noobinsf

That death fork looks bent.

That death fork looks bent.
06-27-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By noobinsf

If it's not fun to give advice, why would the...

If it's not fun to give advice, why would the knowledgeable folks who dispense it for free continue to do so? Folks here self-police frivolous information pretty well, in my experience. The original...
06-27-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By noobinsf

They have a brick-and-mortar in Chicago, and...

They have a brick-and-mortar in Chicago, and they've been posting on their Facebook page the past couple of months. I hope it's just a blip on their online store, because I was planning on a couple...
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...
06-25-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful bike -- someone here will give it a...

Beautiful bike -- someone here will give it a worthy home, no doubt. (I am too short and too far away, so it won't be me.) Great story, and thanks for posting...
06-24-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 33,942
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...
06-24-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By noobinsf

Let's see if this works... Pic assist? ...

Let's see if this works... Pic assist?

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06-24-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By noobinsf

I wonder if there is a connection to the...

I wonder if there is a connection to the Cherubim/Konno realm, which also used the Echelon name at some point. Just a WAG, nothing more.
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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06-22-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By noobinsf

I mounted a pair of Ritchey Speedmax tires, but...

I mounted a pair of Ritchey Speedmax tires, but for now, I am relying on the positive reviews of others. They're meant to be good for on or off road, and folks really seem to like them. So far, the...
06-21-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By noobinsf

Nothing major, but one tidbit I discovered after...

Nothing major, but one tidbit I discovered after searching "John Cully bicycle" was that this blogger appears to have done some paint work for John Cully as recently as 2007. There is a linked...
06-21-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By noobinsf

What is the symptom with the brake levers? In...

What is the symptom with the brake levers? In other words, why do you think they are not matched? It may be that those are linear pull for v-brakes (which would make them the wrong levers), but I'm...
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: 599,512
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,...
06-18-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,474
Posted By noobinsf

Randy, you should report the item if you’re...

Randy, you should report the item if you’re concerned. Otherwise, come on, you know better than to trust a seller like this.
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: 859,246
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.

...
06-15-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By noobinsf

Unless I left out something obvious when I tried...

Unless I left out something obvious when I tried a few years ago (which is entirely possible, given how much I’ve learned since then), they don’t. The stop is shaped differently than what it would...
06-15-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like a 91? See right-most page eight rows...

Looks like a 91? See right-most page eight rows down and the surrounding pages:

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1991_2000/index.html
06-15-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By noobinsf

Nitto Pearl stem.

Nitto Pearl stem.
06-15-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By noobinsf

You could always post pics here for mysteries....

You could always post pics here for mysteries. You know we love to chime in with what we know.
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By noobinsf

I advise against this -- I used a set of these a...

I advise against this -- I used a set of these a few years ago, and the nylon insert deforms pretty quickly. It was difficult to extract when I sold the frame because of the high smoosh factor.
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.
06-13-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By noobinsf

You're killin' me here. I've been eyeing that...

You're killin' me here. I've been eyeing that shade of yellow for the eventual redo of the Raleigh Competition I recently bought. I am resisting for now, but what a stash of cool frames (in my size!).
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By noobinsf

It's worthwhile to be careful about this one,...

It's worthwhile to be careful about this one, too, because this other one has a replacement fork. Often (but not always), a replacement fork can mean that the original one was damaged in a crash, and...
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?)
06-12-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 107,232
Posted By noobinsf

Another quick, easy, honest transaction with...

Another quick, easy, honest transaction with Brewsmith for a Suntour seat post. Thank you!
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...
06-10-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By noobinsf

It looks like it most closely matches items in...

It looks like it most closely matches items in the 1985 catalogs for USA or France, but neither is an exact match. USA has one like it but with no fenders or lights. The French catalog looks like the...
06-09-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By noobinsf

Happy Birthday, good sir!

Happy Birthday, good sir!
06-08-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By noobinsf

Okay, but can we all agree that the Phil tool...

Okay, but can we all agree that the Phil tool really ties the room together? (I promise, thatís the last one.)
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,...
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By noobinsf

I know the tires are meant to read "Racer One,"...

I know the tires are meant to read "Racer One," but this earworm was planted in my head nevertheless. So, I'm passing it along.

http://www.ricearoni.com/images/framework/seo_heritage.png
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
06-06-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By noobinsf

If I hadn’t just snagged a Raleigh of my own, I’d...

If I hadn’t just snagged a Raleigh of my own, I’d have bought one of yours by now.
06-06-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By noobinsf

Waffled a bit, but I'm in for the Superbe post....

Waffled a bit, but I'm in for the Superbe post. PM incoming.
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