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04-30-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

Handsome Fredward (...

Handsome Fredward ( https://handsomecycles.com/pages/bike-fredward ) can be had with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed.

It isn't an especially relaxed ride, but a Steamroller is 120mm at the fork ends and...
04-25-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,901
Posted By Mooo

Agreed. Call it Godwin's Corollary.

Agreed.

Call it Godwin's Corollary.
04-23-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,901
Posted By Mooo

Over several years, Lance and some of his most...

Over several years, Lance and some of his most vocal defenders immediately associated his success with cancer - if you questioned his success you were accused of "loving cancer."

Presumably...
04-23-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,921,947
Posted By Mooo

Wow. Even the saddle seems to be wood. ...

Wow.

Even the saddle seems to be wood.

The late Sheldon Brown's Gaspe stone saddle looks just slightly ... harder.
Saddles for REAL MEN! (http://sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html)
04-23-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,901
Posted By Mooo

That's not a pass. Really, they are unrelated...

That's not a pass. Really, they are unrelated ... or they would be had he not clubbed everyone over the head with it. "Don't pick on me, I had cancer..." "If you think I so much as double parked,...
04-20-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,901
Posted By Mooo

If he'd hired people to gillooly ...

If he'd hired people to gillooly (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gillooly)his competitors, and in his mind rationalized it to the point where he didn't consider it cheating ... It...
04-14-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

Between a couple of opportunities, we find...

Between a couple of opportunities, we find ourselves having ladies frames in 19", 21", and 23". (They cost $0, $35, and $40 - one of them I kind of bought for parts)

Right now I'm partway through...
04-11-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,680
Posted By Mooo

Wasn't Arni selling Colnago frames through Bike...

Wasn't Arni selling Colnago frames through Bike Warehouse (now Nashbar) for like $450 back around 82/83?
04-10-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

A blue ladies '72 LTD-3 came home with me. Paint...

A blue ladies '72 LTD-3 came home with me. Paint is chipped, and the chrome is hit or miss. Mostly miss. Wasn't sure what to do with it, but am leaning toward making it a foul weather commuter. ...
04-07-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

If the penetrating oil and patience method...

If the penetrating oil and patience method doesn't work, if it's below freezing you might leave the frame out overnight then judiciously apply a heat gun to the BB shell. That *might* help, unless...
04-07-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

At the risk of sounding condescending - NOT my...

At the risk of sounding condescending - NOT my intention by the way - did you try using a lockring spanner like this one? https://www.parktool.com/product/crank-and-bottom-bracket-wrench-hcw-5
...
04-07-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

I have a 61-8 TCW with a metal port, which I...

I have a 61-8 TCW with a metal port, which I believe to be original. Can't help much past that.
04-07-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

I look at what the antique airplane guys do -...

I look at what the antique airplane guys do - they have a really practical approach to this. Basically, if it affects safe operation, then modern replacements are OK.

This is a little deeper...
04-06-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

Yes. I'll probably do it again at some point,...

Yes. I'll probably do it again at some point, but don't know that I'd recommend it for anyone else. I did like the Suntour power ratchet shifters though. They don't drift or loosen up. I also...
04-05-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

I think the TCW is the one which gets the most...

I think the TCW is the one which gets the most grief. The S3C was, if I understand correctly, an improvement in that if you were stuck between gears or stripped the sun gear, you still had a brake. ...
04-04-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

Awesome! Hey, I'll take luck over skill any...

Awesome!

Hey, I'll take luck over skill any day.

For the hub, you need to (gently) spread the forks like 1/16 of an inch. The best explanation comes from Sheldon Brown, whose legacy lives on:...
04-03-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

I believe it's mid '72. I *think* I've seen a 73...

I believe it's mid '72. I *think* I've seen a 73 model with the old style crank, but maybe not.
04-01-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,084
Posted By Mooo

I paid $1 for a Sears/Puch with a Steyr license...

I paid $1 for a Sears/Puch with a Steyr license built Sturmey with a stripped sun gear. I was surprised that the sprocket would not fit a Sturmey hub, but I believe on that one at least the pawls,...
03-25-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,302
Posted By Mooo

Possibly _the_ high point of non-Paramount...

Possibly _the_ high point of non-Paramount Schwinns. At least I've felt that way about them since they came out. Really nice!
03-24-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,921,947
Posted By Mooo

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bid/d/56cm-treks...

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bid/d/56cm-treksp-sti/6522895410.html

Looks straight and everything, BUT this is advertised as a Trek 470 ... If it was a simple hex to decimal problem it would...
03-23-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,177
Posted By Mooo

I bought one of those new in 84. Also scarlet...

I bought one of those new in 84. Also scarlet red. The 85 was basically the same.

It was a fantastically good bicycle, without being the least bit pretentious.

edit: don't underestimate the DC...
Replies: 14
Views: 11,748
Posted By Mooo

I think the front freewheel system was abandoned...

I think the front freewheel system was abandoned by 1981-ish. It worked well enough.

They aren't bad riding bikes. You could spend more for worse.

[edit: my first (sagged) tour was on one of...
03-21-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,400
Posted By Mooo

It varied with brand and "level," with the more...

It varied with brand and "level," with the more upscale bikes getting them earlier.
In 1980/81, for example, $320 got you a (admittedly quite nice) chromoly lugged frame, alloy wheels, and either...
03-18-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,595
Posted By Mooo

An old 3 speed.

An old 3 speed.
03-16-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mooo

I kind of like how they shine. The Sturmey's on...

I kind of like how they shine. The Sturmey's on my 50 year old Hercules convinced me to go ahead and use some Arayas I had handy on the Surly, shown before it was taped. Thinking about putting a...
03-14-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18,877
Views: 2,317,652
Posted By Mooo

While I'd never use one on a gorgeous 140, I've...

While I'd never use one on a gorgeous 140, I've packed a Crescent style adjustable wrench since 79 or 80. Fits Metric, Whitworth, and Imperial well enough if you're careful. Get a good one, though,...
03-11-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,921,947
Posted By Mooo

Funny you should mention that. This Varsinental...

Funny you should mention that. This Varsinental at least has the decals that say "Super Sport" Granted, they're not in the right place, but it's at least an effort. A $275 effort, apparently.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mooo

If a group of racers sharing the work and the...

If a group of racers sharing the work and the draft is a peloton, then I saw a "constipation" of recreational cyclists on a charity ride the other day. Had both colons of a county road completely...
12-27-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Mooo

Absolutely. Without them it's like an older...

Absolutely. Without them it's like an older uncle in a speedo. Who cares if he won the masters class swim meet last year, he's still an uncle... in a speedo. Put on some shorts for crying out loud.
12-20-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 111,781
Posted By Mooo

Let's not lose sight of what's really important...

Let's not lose sight of what's really important here. Lance's lawyers are far superior.
11-30-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,314
Posted By Mooo

It's absolutely horrible. Garish colors on the...

It's absolutely horrible.
Garish colors on the thread titles when browsing a forum make it really difficult to scan through effectively. JUST LIKE WE DON'T NORMALLY USE ALL UPPERCASE WHEN TYPING A...
08-26-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mooo

Reminds me .... I went to a doping symposium...

Reminds me ....

I went to a doping symposium and a bicycle race broke out.


(apologies to fans of both hockey and the original joke)
08-01-09, 12:46 PM
Forum: Foo
07-31-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,089
Posted By Mooo

This seems to be excellent advice.

This seems to be excellent advice.
07-31-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,169
Posted By Mooo

Hey, you're welcome. He had obstacles barring...

Hey, you're welcome. He had obstacles barring his way to the starting line that L & G never dreamed of.


And after Taylor, I'll say Phinney. Davis Phinney. Not Taylor Phinney, not yet.

Then...
07-31-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,169
Posted By Mooo

Major Taylor - hands down. He would eat these...

Major Taylor - hands down. He would eat these two for breakfast and pass them before lunch.

From The Major Taylor Association (http://www.majortaylorassociation.org/biography.htm):
December 1896...
07-28-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,999
Posted By Mooo

We see it differently. To me it seems...

We see it differently. To me it seems unsportsmanlike. To you it apparently does not. I doubt either of us are surprised.
07-28-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,999
Posted By Mooo

There is no "I" in team... but it is an...

There is no "I" in team...

but it is an anagram for "meat."
07-28-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,999
Posted By Mooo

Obviously he had it lined up beforehand. The...

Obviously he had it lined up beforehand. The announcement timing was not in the best interest of the team or its current sponsors.
07-21-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mooo

They were looking for the new sponsor.

They were looking for the new sponsor.
07-21-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,779
Posted By Mooo

This ought to be good.

This ought to be good.
07-21-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mooo

The other 81ers will agree: the hero is a...

The other 81ers will agree: the hero is a dangerous thing to worship.

One year in jail, 5 probation for him. Ugh. Eeeew, and Ugh.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,259
Posted By Mooo

When the world is a sphere rather than segmented...

When the world is a sphere rather than segmented ribbons of concrete, asphalt, or dirt, degrees are useful and minutes are better than zero point 0h-whatsit.
If the weather is crummy and Joe Ego is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,259
Posted By Mooo

Part of the difficulty is that the counties of a...

Part of the difficulty is that the counties of a great many states are set up in mile square sections, and legal documents refer to the sections (and measure distances in "rods" believe it or don't)....
06-26-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mooo

possibly most Americans, but I'd be very...

possibly most Americans, but I'd be very surprised if the cycling aware and the cycling fans in other parts of the world are of the same faith.
06-24-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mooo

A balance would be nice, say half and half. It's...

A balance would be nice, say half and half. It's kind of cool that they'll actually be rewarding daring and intelligence over suits and spreadsheets for a couple of stages. Hope it goes well.
06-23-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mooo

Again from NPR...

Again from NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5508863):

So your assertion of alleged EPO use both before and after the C is correct.

This still leaves us with the three...
06-23-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mooo

The stuff allegedly used before was different...

The stuff allegedly used before was different from the stuff allegedly used after. E.G. HGH vs EPO. I don't think he was involved with M. Ferrari until afterwards.

While it is possible to buy...
06-22-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mooo

Actually, there are three logical possibilities: ...

Actually, there are three logical possibilities:
1) Doping is of minimal value.
2) LA, post-cancer, became stronger than PEDs could make a "normal" superman (and the list is extensive).
3) The...
06-22-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mooo

On the off-topic of shooting messengers, who...

On the off-topic of shooting messengers, who among his peers has accused LeMond of EPO? That is the inference I'm getting from some of the posts. I'm not saying there aren't accusations; I have not...
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