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02-25-19, 04:35 PM
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Posted By jonwvara

If you can't call it patina and ignore it--the...

If you can't call it patina and ignore it--the best solution for any cosmetic bike issues, in my opinion--take it to a cobbler and have the scuffed area dyed to match the rest of the saddle. I did...
02-12-19, 07:49 AM
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Posted By jonwvara

Red Clover Components website is okay

Yesterday I received an email from someone on the Classic Rendezvous site, noting that a contributor to a recent thread there--which discussed minimum tooth counts for 122 BCD chainrings--had...
02-05-19, 07:11 PM
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Posted By jonwvara

Well said!

Well said!
01-22-19, 09:30 AM
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Posted By jonwvara

I carry a big bandanna on bike tours. If I have...

I carry a big bandanna on bike tours. If I have to carry more food than I have space for, I put it in the bandanna and knot the corners together. Then you tuck it in your belt so the knots are above...
01-15-19, 07:55 PM
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Views: 1,147
Posted By jonwvara

That reminds me of the bumper sticker that says...

That reminds me of the bumper sticker that says something like "I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car."
01-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By jonwvara

Yes, good idea--I had just thought of that and...

Yes, good idea--I had just thought of that and was coming back to add to my last post, only to find that you're quicker on the uptake than I am.
01-14-19, 08:14 PM
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Posted By jonwvara

Yes, that had occurred to me also. I imagine...

Yes, that had occurred to me also. I imagine you'd have to remove the cinch bolt first and use a pretty small wrench as a lever (maybe 2 1/2mm?), and also be careful so as not to ding up the female...
01-14-19, 04:50 PM
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Posted By jonwvara

Wheels Manufacturing "Growler" locknut

Wheels Manufacturing used to make a headset locknut for threaded headsets it called the "Growler." There are still some floating around, although I have never seen one. I know that you installed them...
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Views: 2,197
Posted By jonwvara

Polite and friendly is definitely the way to go....

Polite and friendly is definitely the way to go. That has always been my approach, too.

I've patiently worked my way through the Amtrak system, and have gathered some useful information about...
01-13-19, 06:36 PM
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Posted By jonwvara

Thanks, wesmamyke.

Thanks, wesmamyke.
01-13-19, 04:00 PM
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Posted By jonwvara

need 1 1/8 locknut for threaded headset

Does anyone have an orphan 1 1/8 headset locknut that they don't need? It needs to be steel, and of the type type without a plastic seal around the stem, or to have a seal that can be removed and...
01-11-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,475
Posted By jonwvara

Yeah, two sets is overkill.

Yeah, two sets is overkill.
01-03-19, 06:03 PM
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Views: 2,475
Posted By jonwvara

Yes, my experience as well. I think it was an...

Yes, my experience as well. I think it was an ad-blocker problem.
01-03-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,475
Posted By jonwvara

I have a French-threaded VO cartridge on my...

I have a French-threaded VO cartridge on my PX-10, in conjunction with a triplized Stronglight 93. It works very well. I just avoid looking at the cups. It's been a few years since I installed it,...
01-03-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,475
Posted By jonwvara

Sweet! I'll send it off first thing tomorrow. JV

Sweet! I'll send it off first thing tomorrow.
JV
01-03-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,475
Posted By jonwvara

If you don't mind a non-puristical--indeed,...

If you don't mind a non-puristical--indeed, perhaps heretical--solution, modern JIS Shimano cartridge bottom brackets work very well with triplized Campy cranks. The modern JIS taper is very close to...
01-03-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,475
Posted By jonwvara

What did you find, Andy--did the site work for...

What did you find, Andy--did the site work for you? I just tried it (see edit to previous post), and it seemed to be working normally.
JV
01-03-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,475
Posted By jonwvara

Holy mackerel, this is news to me. I've got lots...

Holy mackerel, this is news to me. I've got lots of triplizers on hand, for both Stronglight 122 and Campagnolo 144. I'll see if I can figure out what's going on. I'm evidently a lot better at bike...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By jonwvara

Wow! Where is that--South America somewhere?...

Wow! Where is that--South America somewhere? Evidently a place where self-sufficient touring involves hauling a lot of stuff. You're lucky in terms of frame size when it comes to travel. My bike...
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Views: 2,197
Posted By jonwvara

I thought I'd go into a little more detail about...

I thought I'd go into a little more detail about my reasons for wanting to carry my packed-up rinko bike onto the train rather than just putting it into the baggage car in a fully assembled state,...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By jonwvara

Thanks for the thoughtful response. First, what I...

Thanks for the thoughtful response. First, what I have been calling Bilenky couplings are actually the S&S couplings. The only bike I have ever seen with them was made by Bilenky, so I somehow...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By jonwvara

You make some good points. I understand your...

You make some good points. I understand your point about not wanting to screw things up for those with Dahons and Bromptons and such. It does appear that Amtrak set an upper size limit consistent...
12-30-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 640
Posted By jonwvara

Probably no one wants to hear this, but the cure...

Probably no one wants to hear this, but the cure for that kind of damage is time and more damage. It eventually becomes patina, which is fine thing--it looks great and requires no maintenance. It's...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By jonwvara

I'm coming late to this thread (I'm also out of...

I'm coming late to this thread (I'm also out of my area, since I ordinarily inhabit the C&V forum), but it's of interest to me because I'm planning a 3-4 week tour this winter which will involve...
12-21-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By jonwvara

Don't call it that when you're on a bike tour in...

Don't call it that when you're on a bike tour in England.
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