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08-16-22, 02:39 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

You'd likely get a better response in the bicycle...

You'd likely get a better response in the bicycle mechanics forum.
A good bike shop will have a headset reaming and facing tool that will machine the head tube so that the top and bottom have the...
08-16-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By Unca_Sam

We all seem to agree that the OP should keep the...

We all seem to agree that the OP should keep the 17in frame, or potentially size down to get close to his reach, with stack becoming a problem due to the shorter head tube. The only unclear part is...
08-14-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By Unca_Sam

The OP is looking for advice converting a MTB to...

The OP is looking for advice converting a MTB to gravel and CX use, not necessarily for singletrack. So far the advice provided is to pay attention to TT lengths to avoid getting stretched out, and...
08-11-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do a quick double-check: Right click image,...

Do a quick double-check:
Right click image, open in new tab. Now you can zoom the image to full size. Looking at the first photo in the top left corner, the lower front edge of the DO has a curve to...
08-10-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

I know this seller, and it's a 2016 gran...

I know this seller, and it's a 2016 gran criterium. Those are the original components, and it's in a never ridden state. Says it retailed for ~$2,700, so it's a nice discount for someone looking to...
08-09-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26,303
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm more concerned that such a beautiful bike is...

I'm more concerned that such a beautiful bike is being sTOrEd OuTSIdE.

To each, their own, I guess.
08-09-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26,303
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Its tires are on the casing, and the handlebars...

Its tires are on the casing, and the handlebars and dropout are likely wired to the wall above it.
08-03-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yeah, it's like California is flush with dentists...

Yeah, it's like California is flush with dentists and attorneys, or something.
:innocent:
08-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do you have a road bike fit? A CX fit would be...

Do you have a road bike fit? A CX fit would be closest to a road fit, while gravel tends to favor slightly more upright postures and useful drops. If you have a fit analysis completed, use it, or...
07-29-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26,303
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Excellent aesthetic presentation. You're...

Excellent aesthetic presentation. You're presenting a mood as much as showcasing your Rudge.
07-16-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,238
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've had to whack stem bolts pretty good with a...

I've had to whack stem bolts pretty good with a non-marring mallet once they're torqued properly. I understand your reluctance, but just give it a good, straight whack with the front wheel on the...
07-15-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26,303
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Posted By Unca_Sam

:beer: Your Sports looks fantastic! I've found...

:beer: Your Sports looks fantastic!
I've found that modernbike.com (https://www.modernbike.com/s?search=sturmey+archer) has a decent selection of SA parts for reasonable prices. I just saw a 20t...
07-14-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 70,609
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Interesting find! The BB looks like a WTB...

Interesting find!
The BB looks like a WTB grease guard model. Makes you wonder if the whole bike is similarly equipped, since the XCPro hubs used WTB GG technology, and the XCPRO RD should be...
07-14-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,636
Posted By Unca_Sam

Alright, shut it down! That's a wrap!

We've come full circle.
07-07-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sorry, No. I mean HERE...

Sorry, No.
I mean HERE (https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/1254474-suntour-accushift-barcon-shifters-trigger-shifters-derailleurs.html). In the other sales section.
07-07-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Unca_Sam

Isn't someone selling command shifters now?

Isn't someone selling command shifters now?
07-06-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Unca_Sam

No skewer?!:mad: Last gen Suntour was about...

No skewer?!:mad:

Last gen Suntour was about their Accushift indexing, which was not linear. The highest two shifts have a wider spacing than the first 4 (on a 7 speed cassette). Last generation...
07-04-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,238
Posted By Unca_Sam

You'll know once you get it? :foo:

You'll know once you get it? :foo:
07-04-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21,179
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Judging from the brake calipers being set above...

Judging from the brake calipers being set above and behind the tire, I'd guess the fork is somehow bolted to the eyelets on the dropout. 😬
Sooooo...Ashtabula fork spread open 10-15mm per side,...
07-02-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Unca_Sam

The thought crossed my mind that I couldn't tell...

The thought crossed my mind that I couldn't tell the difference between G100 and G25 bearings just by looking at them with no other point of reference. I think you might be able to tell in use with...
07-02-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,238
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm more comfortable on the 23" schwinn racer...

I'm more comfortable on the 23" schwinn racer than I am on the 21" Hercules, and I'm almost 5'10". The swept bars and upright position make it easier to fit. Unfortunately, English-built 3 speeds are...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 286,030
Posted By Unca_Sam

So, did this increase your speed after you picked...

So, did this increase your speed after you picked it up?


...I'll show myself out...
06-30-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Unca_Sam

Those bearings are a commodity. You can find...

Those bearings are a commodity. You can find bearings in the US on Amazon shipped free with prime. It's no coincidence that some importers and supply houses use Amazon to ship consumer quantities...
06-24-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 21,179
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Vintage erotica you say? ...that explains the...

Vintage erotica you say?
...that explains the satisfaction I get from a sub .5mm runout...
06-23-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 547,993
Posted By Unca_Sam

Shimano has made a great deal of their user and...

Shimano has made a great deal of their user and dealer documentation available across the breadth of their history for FREE, without having to resort to those sometimes shady third-party manual...
06-22-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm being serious here. The Hite-Rite on that...

I'm being serious here. The Hite-Rite on that seatpost can be cleaned up and sold (intact for once) for at least half of the ask. It's a longer version, so easily a $25 sale.
06-22-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not generic, but ubiquitous for the time. They...

Not generic, but ubiquitous for the time. They look like they're alloy Maillard/Normandy high flange hubs.
06-22-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

U brake? U brakes and Roller cams both have...

U brake? U brakes and Roller cams both have bosses in the same location, which is too high to convert to canti or v-brakes. U brakes operate like centerpull brakes, but put the mounting hardware on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yeah, i don't close mine for riding on pavement....

Yeah, i don't close mine for riding on pavement. Nalgene makes ATB bottles with a dome, which I've learned would be nice if you ride single-track with bottles like I do.
06-03-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,636
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: I mean, I've seen gabions before, but...

:foo:

I mean, I've seen gabions before, but they've always been doing something.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By Unca_Sam

Lead free solder, so tin/silver. No need for the...

Lead free solder, so tin/silver. No need for the fancy 95% silver electronics solder.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By Unca_Sam

You can solder Stainless if you use a strong acid...

You can solder Stainless if you use a strong acid flux. I'm going to be using the stuff on a stainless kettle as soon as I get the flux delivered. Stainless is a pain to weld because it needs an...
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Unca_Sam

Close! Though the book and therfore the movie...

Close! Though the book and therfore the movie took some liberties with how biology works. The good news: we won't be turning into vampires (book) or weird light sensitive zombies (movie) any time...
05-16-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

Flipper grabbed it, hence the change in...

Flipper grabbed it, hence the change in background!

EDIT: this is a different bike! The other one is still posted for sale. Still the same stamped DO's in the rear, no indication it's 531 unless...
05-13-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Unca_Sam

To be fair, this is too large to be comfortable...

To be fair, this is too large to be comfortable for me. You should have it!
05-11-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

Odd Frenchie in Columbus

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/d/dublin-vintage-le-jeune-french-bicycle/7477692999.html
$285, typo in ad copy...
05-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
Posted By Unca_Sam

I don't think extra bulbs are needed; LED...

I don't think extra bulbs are needed; LED headlamps apparently produce enough UV "waste" light that fluorescent additives enhance recognition. Sealed headlamps are all but relegated to antiques,...
05-02-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Unca_Sam

My X series saddles are fantastically...

My X series saddles are fantastically comfortable. I recommend giving it a shot before selling.
FWIW, SA's directions for the newer series saddle is too adjust the tension until the narrowest part...
05-01-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,636
Posted By Unca_Sam

Piece of cake! Step 1: start your turn early...

Piece of cake!
Step 1: start your turn early and sharp.
step 2: wedge the bollard under the frame
Step 3: lose road contact in that side, resulting in complete loss of traction as the...
05-01-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
Posted By Unca_Sam

Man, those two just don't get along.

Man, those two just don't get along.
04-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
Posted By Unca_Sam

It doesn't have to be that particular study; the...

It doesn't have to be that particular study; the anatomy of the average human eye can resolve more shades of green than any other color. This color simply stands out in many environments.

It's...
04-25-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,238
Posted By Unca_Sam

Marie Kondo has written several books on...

Marie Kondo has written several books on decluttering. She's famous for her KonMari method (which declutters by category. Unfortunately we'd be skipping to steps 4 and 5 by starting with bikes. ...
Forum: Foo
04-08-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,283
Posted By Unca_Sam

If we're being honest, the majority of us here...

If we're being honest, the majority of us here that ride nice bicycles for fun or to collect them are already probably within the top 50% of wealth globally. Mean wealth in the US is $505,000, which...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By Unca_Sam

Except brevets are largely unsupported, so just...

Except brevets are largely unsupported, so just find a bush? Best practice is to use a trowel.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ok. I'll play along. Which beers are best...

Ok. I'll play along.

Which beers are best for inducing your cleansing ritual? Do you go with maltier beers, stouts, IPAs? God forbid, are you drinking sour beer to get the ball rolling? Sours...
04-07-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,478
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: I believe you, it's just that the chart...

:foo: I believe you, it's just that the chart says C-T in the frame size column and your pictures show 54 c-c and 56 c-t.
It is my size, but I don't hear a siren's song for whatever reason.
04-06-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,478
Posted By Unca_Sam

Based on the sizing chart jadmt posted, this is a...

Based on the sizing chart jadmt posted, this is a 56.
04-06-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21,179
Views: 4,029,429
Posted By Unca_Sam

i guess Mr. Bilenky is moving some framebuilding...

i guess Mr. Bilenky is moving some framebuilding aids along?
https://www.bilenky.com/
04-04-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 547,993
Posted By Unca_Sam

I guess it goes to show that it's REALLY hard to...

I guess it goes to show that it's REALLY hard to tell by eyeball when a cog is worn out. That doesn't look worn to me at all!
Forum: For Sale
03-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Unca_Sam

Are these 1/8 or 3/32 wide cogs?

Are these 1/8 or 3/32 wide cogs?
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