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06-24-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,376
Posted By cudak888

These are the el-cheapo vinyl saddles. Top yours...

These are the el-cheapo vinyl saddles. Top yours with a nicely-broken-in (but not worn out) Brooks B.66 or B.67 - which matches closer with Raleigh specs - and you'll be fine.
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06-23-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,237
Posted By cudak888

I've seen it here, but for everything, not even...

I've seen it here, but for everything, not even C&V. A decent bike-shop level 700C hybrid won't get any nibbles at $75, IGH or otherwise. A $450 MTB is a $75 bike, if you're lucky. Something along...
06-23-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By cudak888

Sounds like the distant cousin of A. Lenz. ...

Sounds like the distant cousin of A. Lenz.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

-Kurt
06-22-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,571
Posted By cudak888

By the way, read this on Twitter today:...

By the way, read this on Twitter today: https://twitter.com/RobinMazumder/status/1142474106098634752

I encourage everyone to read the whole thread.

-Kurt
06-22-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,571
Posted By cudak888

Or just ask Scotty to fix it by cleverly...

Or just ask Scotty to fix it by cleverly re-routing the power relays by bypassing the overload in the Jeffries circuit through the Roddenberry chainstays - a bypass system that will take no more than...
06-20-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By cudak888

< Insert clever "I've got the high ground" joke...

< Insert clever "I've got the high ground" joke here >

;)

-Kurt
06-20-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By cudak888

Crashed, bent in shipping when new, jigged wrong...

Crashed, bent in shipping when new, jigged wrong at the factory...it doesn't matter. The fact is that the fork is not raked as it was meant to be (yes, bent forks can be bent perfectly symmetrical)....
06-19-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By cudak888

Knock, knock? Who's there? Ernest Ford. ...

Knock, knock?
Who's there?
Ernest Ford.
Ernest who?
Ernest Ford from Bent Fork, Tennessee.

-Kurt
06-19-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By cudak888

Panasonic and Miyata. You need to pick up...

Panasonic and Miyata.

You need to pick up this book: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1173506-japanese-steel-classic-bicycle-design-japan-2.html

-Kurt
06-18-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By cudak888

Fixed. That's what I get for writing this when...

Fixed. That's what I get for writing this when I'm falling asleep.



They're BR-Z57s. The factory spec on the back of the caliper is 43-57mm.

-Kurt
06-14-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By cudak888

Heads up - the ofo tools have been located: ...

Heads up - the ofo tools have been located:

How to fix an ofo dockless bicycle - The Bike Share Museum (http://bikesharemuseum.com/fix-an-ofo-bicycle/)
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06-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By cudak888

What a pile of stereotyped rubbish. Many of these...

What a pile of stereotyped rubbish. Many of these dockless bikes are the Schwinn Collegiates of this era: Heavy, but bombproof, weatherproof, and kid-proof. What other inexpensive bicycle can you...
06-09-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By cudak888

Writeup on servicing ofo dockless bikes

Seeing as ofo is well and truly dead everywhere but China now, I felt comfortable letting the cat out of the bag about the specific tools used to service ofo's US-market bikes (and only ofo -...
06-04-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,713
Posted By cudak888

Your area sounds like it's full of - how shall I...

Your area sounds like it's full of - how shall I put this? - interesting buyers.

In all fairness though, you're opening yourself up to recurring irritation and annoyance by meeting folks in other...
06-04-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,580
Posted By cudak888

Too many beautiful and worthy components wind up...

Too many beautiful and worthy components wind up being left out of the running here because they were never part of a complete group. Stronglight cranks, the Huret Jubilee RD, New Gran Compe...
06-02-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By cudak888

New cotton for the Superior

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x843/superior21057_59_99b2f225d37bc6d63c7a222533439c09357bd15c.jpg

When I built this '82 Superior about 10 years ago, there was no chance...
05-28-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,985
Posted By cudak888

He could fill about five books with what he owns....

He could fill about five books with what he owns. Definitely one of the key collections in the US today.

I remember when he used to geek out primarily about French stuff. After this book, he...
05-28-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,306
Posted By cudak888

Itís this thread. I remember when it happened. ...

Itís this thread. I remember when it happened.

The Urban Dictionary refused it when I first submitted it. Should be resubmitted with this thread as an example.
05-27-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By cudak888

Not even C&V, but...

I've been working on this project for months now, and just got the site live at 3 in the morning. It's not C&V in the least bit, but I wished to share it, nonetheless (after all, there's a lot of...
05-24-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By cudak888

Huret splurge.

...if you can call it a splurge when the derailer was virtually free from the LBS. At any rate, I finally found a use for that Huret Jubilee that the LBS threw my way as part of the most recent...
05-24-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By cudak888

Chaincase mounting boss. ...

Chaincase mounting boss.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e69f9808_9eea_4b41_862e_ca70d26fec13_7ac177fe044bfefb32bfd620da71ee006cb80136.jpeg
05-23-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,049
Posted By cudak888

Applies just the same to new derailers too, if we...

Applies just the same to new derailers too, if we are lump everything into one basket. Some of the low-end modern crap will loosen up quickly without any help, while other "old derailers" will hold...
05-22-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,793
Posted By cudak888

Raleigh of America, take this picture under...

Raleigh of America, take this picture under advisement. Your ruby red frameset has just been massively improved in looks.

Now do something about that freaking top tube, Raleigh. The amount of...
05-22-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,793
Posted By cudak888

Mary Pashley's Sloping Top Tube Returns. ...

Mary Pashley's Sloping Top Tube Returns.

-Kury
05-19-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,259
Posted By cudak888

Not unless there's a picture of it. -Kurt

Not unless there's a picture of it.

-Kurt
05-06-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By cudak888

Jubilant over a Twenty.

"But...it just followed me home!"

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/img_8392_81a4c92e10aee5f1bb0a0af9e3c77384f9eb546a.jpg

Alternative title: "I like my LBS."
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07-28-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,501
Posted By cudak888

"Oxide" red, Bob - that's what it's called by...

"Oxide" red, Bob - that's what it's called by railfans. Don't let your Flamboyant Red get too close to it, lest it become Flamboyant Oxide Red :P

-Kurt
11-12-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,306
Posted By cudak888

Exactly - but don't forget to use it if you find...

Exactly - but don't forget to use it if you find some hipster that cold-set an Alan or Vitus aluminum frame in order to put a 110mm track hub in it.

-Kurt
11-12-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,306
Posted By cudak888

"Drew" should be reserved for conversions. It...

"Drew" should be reserved for conversions. It would be a bit rude to apply the term "Drew" to conversions that have been done in a respectful manner to the frame - apply it only to whacked-off...
11-11-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,306
Posted By cudak888

I propose the following adaption of the word...

I propose the following adaption of the word "Drew" into the C&V vocabulary (much in the same fashion as the term "Fred"):



-Kurt
10-17-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,142
Posted By cudak888

Well, it doesn't appear to be a generally rare...

Well, it doesn't appear to be a generally rare group (although as . The derailers are common enough, the rest must be out there as well, probably entirely ignored in favor of it's nearly identical,...
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