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05-08-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By sunburst

Slow down

somebody gets an A+ for planting this in the divider of a fairly busy street in a residential area.
Mountain View, CA (aka Googleville).
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10-25-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By sunburst

someone gave me a wheel that measured about...

someone gave me a wheel that measured about 124mm. I spun on a 17T freewheel I had in my spares and squeezed it into the dropouts with little effort. It was centered between the brake caliper, and...
10-22-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,165
Posted By sunburst

As the OP, I'm glad I posted and read every...

As the OP, I'm glad I posted and read every response. No more bike shop in the garage, and no more flipping for profit. I've got 3 bikes on cl/fb now. After that I'm done.

I don't think even...
09-07-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,235
Posted By sunburst

wrote a long response and bikeforums logged me...

wrote a long response and bikeforums logged me out and dumped it. This has happened many many times.

So, my short response is that some tires are not as advertised. I mounted a new set of 28mm...
08-19-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By sunburst

thx again everybody. I literally took me a minute...

thx again everybody. I literally took me a minute or so to dial in the clearance, with the cable slack, doing pretty much what you describe above. The brake has a good lever feel now, with no...
08-10-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By sunburst

Thanks for all the tips guys. Easy. In fact, the...

Thanks for all the tips guys. Easy. In fact, the entire conversion went smooth except for dialing in the indexing, but I've got it 90-95% there.

It makes for a fast runabout, and beats all my...
08-01-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,013
Posted By sunburst

I pulled one off a bike I was flipping recently....

I pulled one off a bike I was flipping recently. Very impressed, and this is the type of thread I like for my around town bikes, especially when I ride over hardpack. Very similar to my favorite...
08-01-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,013
Posted By sunburst

Coincidentally, I picked up a used pair of...

Coincidentally, I picked up a used pair of Ultrasports this week and mounted them. They are, by far, the biggest honking 27 x 1 1/4 tires I have ever seen. I'll definitely buy more.
07-29-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By sunburst

name on cl?

My handle is "bluesjr". can you search for ads using that!?
Anyway, T-Mar on the Nishiki serial # thread says it is Royale or Olympic 12. I'm guessing Royale from what I can see of that decal.
Just...
07-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By sunburst

Nishiki

You can see the model name decal is worn away. I saved the serial number so I will dig it out, try to determine the year, then find a catalog for that year. I'm guessing they would have only one...
07-26-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By sunburst

I haven't heard, but I have seen quite a...

I haven't heard, but I have seen quite a variation in seatpost lengths in mixte frames with 27" wheels. I think the shortest I've found was 50cm. The Moto I'm selling is 55cm, as a comparison. And...
07-22-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By sunburst

I bought that bike!

haha, I bought that bike!!! I saw it at a bikex sale and took a picture to show my nephew in LA. Partly because he is tall(!) and partly because he had expressed a desire to restore the AO-8 I...
07-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By sunburst

don't be afraid of French restorations

Just sold this last week for $295. Had 2 buyers willing to drive some distance for it, and the one that missed out was very disappointed. I mainly do mixtes because I love them, and the bonus is that...
06-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By sunburst

Forgot to respond. It was a piece of cake. I...

Forgot to respond. It was a piece of cake. I ended up swapping the bar and levers to a mixte I was prepping for sale. Kept the shifters for myself.
05-17-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,707
Posted By sunburst

I only read a few responses, but here's mine...

I only read a few responses, but here's mine anyway.

I was riding in a clearly painted bike lane next to a sidewalk. A pedestrian who I was approaching stepped in front of me without first...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,416
Posted By sunburst

FSA K-wing carbon bars

I'm very frugal and would never have spent the money but my son bought me a set of FSA K-Wing carbon bars for xmas. They are, without a doubt, the most ergonomically significant upgrade I've had in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 449,983
Posted By sunburst

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Mihail may recognize this. I can see Levi stadium...
03-14-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,346
Posted By sunburst

very cool discovery. And I've got a brewing...

very cool discovery. And I've got a brewing supply store right down the street. Definitely a more elegant solution that my modded/filed pliers.
Btw, in post #74, I asked if these headsets can be...
12-14-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,851
Posted By sunburst

I had a very nice blue "two speed kickback" that...

I had a very nice blue "two speed kickback" that my dad got at a police auction for me.
12-14-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,360
Posted By sunburst

I was asking the same thing of a shop owner years...

I was asking the same thing of a shop owner years ago. He was working on my touring bike with triple crank and I mentioned gearing. I asked how anyone could live with a double (this was decades...
11-16-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,422
Posted By sunburst

Yes.

Yes.
10-25-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 28,859
Posted By sunburst

One of my favorite restorations, a Grand Sprint. ...

One of my favorite restorations, a Grand Sprint.


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 31,431
Posted By sunburst

I am so frugal that it embarasses me to be seen...

I am so frugal that it embarasses me to be seen in an expensive car, even as a passenger. It just goes against who I am. Anyway, my son stopped in the SF Rapha store one day and I was telling the guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,434
Posted By sunburst

He got the Sidi Ergo 5 in white for $211, plus...

He got the Sidi Ergo 5 in white for $211, plus $26 shipping. US stores are selling for full list at $399, although I've seen discounted black ones.
Thx for the pointer guys!
05-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,179
Posted By sunburst

"skyscrapers and everything!" Stevie just...

"skyscrapers and everything!"

Stevie just turned 70!

Stevie's top 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 449,983
Posted By sunburst

SF Bay, Moffett Federal Airfield, out on one of...

SF Bay, Moffett Federal Airfield, out on one of the levies. Wind tunnel to the far right, and two dirigible hangers to the left.
...
04-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,121
Posted By sunburst

I was going to explain two great approaches, when...

I was going to explain two great approaches, when I realized I have the same problem! My garage is stuffed beyond anything reasonable.
04-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,564
Posted By sunburst

Maiden voyage last night. Today I changed the...

Maiden voyage last night. Today I changed the saddle. Next up is a better crank and bar-ends. Most of these parts came from a wreaked hybrid I bought for parts.

It fits and rides beautifully. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 449,983
Posted By sunburst

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My latest Peugeot restoration. This lake and boathouse is...
03-30-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,631
Posted By sunburst

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two recent restorations
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03-23-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,631
Posted By sunburst

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I like how many Brooks saddles I'm seeing on these green bikes!
12-30-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,828
Posted By sunburst

a few things come to mind: 1) if I could sell...

a few things come to mind:
1) if I could sell bikes for what I have in them, I'd be restoring bikes all the time. Since I can't, and since I don't have unlimited space, it keeps my fleet down to...
11-06-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 675,364
Posted By sunburst

I'll take it! Bob

I'll take it!
Bob
05-22-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 446,122
Posted By sunburst

Motobecane Mixtes

As usual, lots of inspiring mixtes on this thread. Well, I'm into them too. It's irrational and I lose all value perspective when I see one listed on craigslist. I ride one too, a 56cm Peugeot that...
01-12-09, 02:21 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 212,807
Posted By sunburst

Can anybody tell me what year this one is? I got...

Can anybody tell me what year this one is? I got it with the original components, hardly ridden, and made some minor mods to make it a commuter. I really like the ride - very well balanced and...
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