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05-12-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,681,543
Posted By MajikMan

Pretty sweet setup. This bike screams Christmas...

Pretty sweet setup. This bike screams Christmas to me - you really need to find some green accents to add come December.
05-12-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,304,312
Posted By MajikMan

The clamp. The longer section of the clamp should...

The clamp. The longer section of the clamp should always face away from the headset.
04-24-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 3,507,982
Posted By MajikMan

Thanks! I'd found the chart on oldroads, but it...

Thanks! I'd found the chart on oldroads, but it dosn't seem to match my hub. The other two are good to find.
04-24-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 3,507,982
Posted By MajikMan

First find in quite a while for me. I've been...

First find in quite a while for me. I've been watching the neighborhood recycling center, but passed on a few busted up kids bikes and a pair of cheap-o 27 inch road bikes. Swing by today and saw a...
04-11-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By MajikMan

That's sad....my first adult bike was an f500 - I...

That's sad....my first adult bike was an f500 - I still have it, running smoothly with almost all orig components (upgraded to v-brakes at some point, and basic replacements that come with high...
09-20-07, 11:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,853
Posted By MajikMan

Anything made of carbon fiber, leg warmers,...

Anything made of carbon fiber, leg warmers, bullhorns, spinnaz.
08-12-07, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By MajikMan

What's the deal with having two seatpost binder...

What's the deal with having two seatpost binder bolts? Am I seeing that right - there's a fastback as well as regular bolt? Never seen that before, but it seems like overkill. Sorry, but I can't...
08-12-07, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By MajikMan

Strange.....I only own about 5 total Campy parts...

Strange.....I only own about 5 total Campy parts (have only been collecting for about three years), and one of them is a French-thread rear hub (assuming my LBS guy was right, which I trust him to...
07-02-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By MajikMan

I think that, with a bit more riding, you'll find...

I think that, with a bit more riding, you'll find it more comfortable to switch back and forth between the drops and flats, which is really key for using the primary levers. I only kept drops on one...
07-01-07, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By MajikMan

I think that, after a bit of riding, the grips...

I think that, after a bit of riding, the grips will darken up to something that matches the wear on the Brooks. I wouldn't call it a fashion crime as is.
06-20-07, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 454,336
Posted By MajikMan

Two weeks, two red bikes

Two weeks, two entry-level red bikes. First I picked up a 1985 Trek 500 - 501 frame. I think I got a fair price at $75, but it's nothing special. The frame is a little heavier than I expected, but...
06-20-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,082
Posted By MajikMan

Since this thread got bumped, I guess I'll post...

Since this thread got bumped, I guess I'll post photos of the recent 'on the curb for trash pickup' find. A friend grabbed this for me last weekend:
...
06-18-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,566,318
Posted By MajikMan

Yes, definitely. $50 is a good deal on that bike;...

Yes, definitely. $50 is a good deal on that bike; tange frame, shimano 105 or 600 group - very solid ride that regularly sells in the $100-$200 range. That is one of the nicer paint schemes in that...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-13-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By MajikMan

I just got back from a visit, signed a lease for...

I just got back from a visit, signed a lease for an apartment on Main St. in Bowling Green. I got to bike around campus a good bit, and never really came across much wind; I'm sure it's there, but...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-08-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By MajikMan

It's good to hear that there is at least some...

It's good to hear that there is at least some kind of existing cycling 'scene' in the area - at least enough to make me feel better about my plans to commute. I'm not terribly worried about the wind...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-08-07, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By MajikMan

Bowling Green/Toledo area riders?

It looks like I'm going to be moving into Bowling Green for grad school - it would be great to get any inside info on the city, whether it's cycling-related or not. I suppose any insight or advice...
06-07-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,716
Posted By MajikMan

I think I remember hearing that lithium grease...

I think I remember hearing that lithium grease should be avoided for bike parts......I don't know exactly why, or if this was remotely credible advice. Anyone care to weigh in on this?
06-07-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,584
Posted By MajikMan

wtf? Just spray the inside of them with some...

wtf?

Just spray the inside of them with some hairspray,water or ammonia and slide them over the bars before it dries.

Be sure to keep a spare set of grips taped to your cat at all times.
05-31-07, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By MajikMan

Strange, but good to hear. I'd never seen a chain...

Strange, but good to hear. I'd never seen a chain hanger that wasn't brazed on and the shape of a nail head. Thanks!

I'll be sure to post photos as soon as I can both figure out what I want to do...
05-31-07, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By MajikMan

Wanted to update, for the sake for future...

Wanted to update, for the sake for future searches, as well as ask another question, without starting a new thread:

It is definitely an 85 - fastback seat stays, braze on shifters, 700c wheels -...
05-26-07, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By MajikMan

Thanks for the info about the French BB issue -...

Thanks for the info about the French BB issue - good to know that's not something to worry about. I've looked over enough bikes to have a fairly good idea bout bearings and cables and...
05-25-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By MajikMan

Trek 500 color schemes

So it looks like tomorrow I am going to go look at a Trek 500 that's up for sale in the area. The guy said that it's a maroon color, with yellow decals. Based on what I've seen at vintage-trek.com...
05-23-07, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By MajikMan

The parts, to me, look like 60s.....although the...

The parts, to me, look like 60s.....although the chainwheel is strangely out of place. Is that BB just set with a bushing? The headset and fork just don't seem to match with the solid tires and...
05-23-07, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By MajikMan

I keep telling myself that I'm going to flip all...

I keep telling myself that I'm going to flip all the frames I don't need as soon as I move to a city with a better market. Until then, I'm hoarding. Of course, if you're already in a good market, I'd...
05-23-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 454,336
Posted By MajikMan

The only catch I've had recently is a free pair...

The only catch I've had recently is a free pair of power grips. They're yellow, so they match my mountain bike, and would fit well with the grips on my Peugeot - never had any experience with how...
05-16-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,445
Posted By MajikMan

I'd second giving solder a try. It might be tough...

I'd second giving solder a try. It might be tough to get the cables spliced together before soldering, but it would be worth trying?
05-13-07, 01:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,043
Posted By MajikMan

As a collector, you should be happy that there...

As a collector, you should be happy that there will be fewer bikes in "collectable" condition. That raises the value of your collection. I think you're really missing my point, though, that...
05-12-07, 12:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,700
Posted By MajikMan

Yeah....those things show up in my apartment as...

Yeah....those things show up in my apartment as well. They're complete freaks of nature and I'd never seen them before last year. You should run.
05-12-07, 12:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,043
Posted By MajikMan

When I was learning to skid (which is a silly...

When I was learning to skid (which is a silly method to use as a primary brake), the biggest factor that got me sliding was remembering to pull up on my leading foot, while pushing down with the...
05-01-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,527
Posted By MajikMan

Where to look? You've already got yard sales...

Where to look? You've already got yard sales covered, and should add flea markets to that schedule. I'd imagine that there is also a 'community bulletin board' sort of weekly in your area, there are...
05-01-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,527
Posted By MajikMan

Hahaha....I need to load up a truckload of bikes...

Hahaha....I need to load up a truckload of bikes and come sell them in Boise, it seems.

Really....don't sweat it. In my limited time bikehoarding, I've come across as many cruisers as anything....
04-30-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,527
Posted By MajikMan

I highly doubt that $80 is a reasonable...

I highly doubt that $80 is a reasonable price....find a 3-speed from a reputable manufacturer that's a little bit older and costs less. Or talk the Murray's seller down a lot (as in half of their...
04-30-07, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,172
Posted By MajikMan

Check paint or deck supply specialty stores if...

Check paint or deck supply specialty stores if you can't find oxalic acid at lowes. I couldn't get it at any number of hardware stores here, but found the crystals at a little Sherwin-Williams store.
04-26-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,532
Posted By MajikMan

I think I loose this one (at least come close),...

I think I loose this one (at least come close), no matter which way you slice it;

Me: 1983 - 24
Peugeot conversion: 1984 - 23 - total 47
Centurion: 1987 - 20 - total 44

Even taking my oldest...
04-26-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,032
Posted By MajikMan

With that kind of history behind it, I personally...

With that kind of history behind it, I personally think it would be abominable to get rid of the bike. If you're getting into road riding and are close to the same size as your dad, you'd still be...
04-17-07, 01:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,306
Posted By MajikMan

Uhm, who said that people who only ride in...

Uhm, who said that people who only ride in velodromes don't use lockrings? Although I enjoy riding my conversion (comfy, with flat bars), I've never heard anything to suggest that velo riders don't...
03-31-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By MajikMan

I think we have a Pepsi model Columbia at the...

I think we have a Pepsi model Columbia at the local co-op.....maybe this was a soda promo drive in the late-70s or early 80s? A contest? It's pretty low end. All blue, with red and white trim...the...
03-31-07, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By MajikMan

.....may as well just go buy a set of replacement...

.....may as well just go buy a set of replacement ski or snowboard goggle lenses and screw fold-out arms from cheapie sunglasses on the sides.
03-31-07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By MajikMan

What's the best deal going on, quality-wise? It...

What's the best deal going on, quality-wise? It seems like the selection of 700c rims is pretty limited...the 27s would be worth looking into if I didn't have a set and a half of alloy rims sitting...
03-29-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By MajikMan

Technically, only one side of any QR skewer...

Technically, only one side of any QR skewer actually 'tightens...' Are you saying you just can't thread it any tighter, and it's just not grasping the frame? Did you remove spacers from the hub?
...
03-23-07, 12:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,453
Posted By MajikMan

Since I'm waiting on the last few hopes of an...

Since I'm waiting on the last few hopes of an acceptance to some MFA program, I definitely support the grad school decision. As long as you can get funding.

....but, won't you have at least a few...
03-20-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 136,966
Posted By MajikMan

I had to watch the skidding 'yaaaay' at least...

I had to watch the skidding 'yaaaay' at least three times.
03-13-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By MajikMan

I really like SG for all my degreasing/grime...

I really like SG for all my degreasing/grime busting. I don't really see a need to wear gloves with it, unless your skin is already susceptible to being dry. It takes me several hours of having my...
03-06-07, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,841
Posted By MajikMan

Just as a note, since I don't think I mentioned...

Just as a note, since I don't think I mentioned it before, after driving to every hardware store in town with no luck, I was able to find OA at a Sherwin Williams paint supply store. Definitely saved...
02-27-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 454,336
Posted By MajikMan

I agree with the (early season) 'Catch of the...

I agree with the (early season) 'Catch of the Year' nomination.
02-21-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By MajikMan

I may be completely wrong about this, but it's...

I may be completely wrong about this, but it's going to be hard finding pre-1980 Japenese bikes that are of high enough quality to race. I don't believe it was until the early/mid 1980s that Japanese...
02-16-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By MajikMan

I do that occasionally on my mountain bike - the...

I do that occasionally on my mountain bike - the front wheel is rolling along the edge of the sidewalk, while the rear skids along the edge of the curb. It's scary while it goes on - I completely...
02-15-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By MajikMan

I'll definitely never get rid of my Cannondale...

I'll definitely never get rid of my Cannondale mountain bike, even though it's fairly low-end, even if I almost completely stopped riding it. That's mostly because it was my first 'big boy' bike...
02-15-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,431
Posted By MajikMan

Until it feels tight? I've never used a torque...

Until it feels tight? I've never used a torque wrench for anything, though I probably should. I don't know that I've come across a lot of bike repair literature online that includes specific torque...
02-07-07, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By MajikMan

Sure you aren't exaggerating the amount of post...

Sure you aren't exaggerating the amount of post below the line? Every post should have such a marking, and from what I've read it should be followed. The risk isn't even limited to breaking the post,...
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