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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
Views: 11,553,710
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.
06-24-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 21,179
Views: 4,029,429
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
03-16-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not surprised it's on sale. I've noticed that...

I'm not surprised it's on sale. I've noticed that fluo yellow/ safety green cycling kit rarely ends up on sale in average sizes. I guess being a visible as possible and staying alive is broadly...
03-14-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
Posted By Unca_Sam

A cursory search in google should give you a...

A cursory search in google should give you a wealth of information on studies performed primarily to prevent crashes with emergency vehicles. Research indicates that red and black are the most...
02-17-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 642
Posted By Unca_Sam

None of these things affect what andrewclaus was...

None of these things affect what andrewclaus was referring to. Sheldon Brown published a primer here (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html) you can read when you have time. Basically, your...
02-16-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By Unca_Sam

#1: The guide is to provide a better entry for...

#1: The guide is to provide a better entry for the cable housing. The bend would be a little tight for housing. You can replace the liner too, since it's there to keep friction down and as a...
02-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, you can do this with a threadless stem. In...

Yes, you can do this with a threadless stem. In fact, they'll frequently be sold as +/- (degrees of deviation from the right angle with the steerer).
01-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

HA! Just make an offer, worst they could say is...

HA! Just make an offer, worst they could say is no.
01-26-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By Unca_Sam

...OR 12 EASY PAYMENTS OF $69.99!! CALL IN THE...

...OR 12 EASY PAYMENTS OF $69.99!! CALL IN THE NEXT 15 MINUTES TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $3 OFF PER MONTH, A $36 SAVINGS! Operators are standing by; call now!

I'm sorry, what were you questioning...
01-08-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,270
Posted By Unca_Sam

I tend not to worry about toe overlap. I wear...

I tend not to worry about toe overlap. I wear 44-45 shoes for cycling and it's only a concern on my road bikes at extreme low speed (basically stopped). As far as pedal strikes go, clipless pedals...
01-08-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,270
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm curious which frame you're planning to build...

I'm curious which frame you're planning to build on; could you share that information?

79pmooney touched on an important point in BB clearance: if you're building on a frame with conventional...
12-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Posted By Unca_Sam

Is your thread title clickbait or what? That...

Is your thread title clickbait or what? That sounds like a hell of a problem to have...
12-23-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By Unca_Sam

SUCCESS! 🥳 Guess it wasn't the bearings,...

SUCCESS! 🥳

Guess it wasn't the bearings, then...
12-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your chain shouldn't affect the wheel while...

Your chain shouldn't affect the wheel while coasting (unless it's a fixed gear). If I were in your shoes, I'd walk the bike around to get the wheel to stop, and once it did, confirm that nothing is...
12-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,993
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is too good not to steal! BTW, is there an...

This is too good not to steal! BTW, is there an attribution for this memetastic art?
12-06-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Unca_Sam

Maybe as a soak. It's a little coarse for...

Maybe as a soak. It's a little coarse for polished surfaces.
11-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you told me that this cassette doesn't skip...

If you told me that this cassette doesn't skip with a new chain, I would be shocked. That said, I don't think it's done, if you install it on a wheelset that sees light use rather than a brand new...
11-22-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,990
Posted By Unca_Sam

:love: Your bike, your choice, and a factory...

:love:
Your bike, your choice, and a factory paint scheme. I think she's beautiful.
11-22-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,990
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191012_152427_008ecb000fcd604a5b5fe30358c40a92fcfb4056.jpg
The venerable Kona Project 2 rigid fork.

There is nothing wrong with...
11-03-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm sure there is mention of steerer tubes...

I'm sure there is mention of steerer tubes becoming ovalized by ham-handed mechanics overtightening the stem bolt. Threads that are cut into the tubing remove material which logically weakens the...
11-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,238
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, there are cottered cranks on more than 3...

Yes, there are cottered cranks on more than 3 speeds! My 1973 Supercourse used a cottered Stronglight crank before I pulled the parts to use a Sugino SuperMaxy square taper crank for fixed/single...
11-03-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Unca_Sam

NOPE! Those last few threads should be well below...

NOPE! Those last few threads should be well below the top race of the headset, or else you risk failing to preload the bearings adequately (loose headset) and/or needing a stack of spacers that look...
11-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Unca_Sam

Also, big news! You've finally gotten out of your...

Also, big news! You've finally gotten out of your probationary period!
11-03-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure that you...

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure that you shouldn't have bruising of any sort 8-10 years after an injury. You might want to follow up on that.

OP, we're all glad you weren't more seriously...
11-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Unca_Sam

I hope the time passed so quickly because you've...

I hope the time passed so quickly because you've been riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,469
Posted By Unca_Sam

There is zero nuance to this approach and...

There is zero nuance to this approach and extending the example to automotive driving isn't illustrative at all, as piloting a cage of steel weighing in excess of a ton at high speeds would...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,033
Posted By Unca_Sam

^ this! I mean, there aren't really new routes,...

^ this!
I mean, there aren't really new routes, just novel ways of traveling on existing paths. Prehistoric people followed game animals and reinforced useful paths; colonizers followed aboriginal...
10-20-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you want to dive down that hole... The...

If you want to dive down that hole...

The cross head fasteners on japanese components are frequently JIS standard. Phillips screwdrivers can seem to fit, but have lots of slop because the tip...
10-13-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is what makes you one of the good ones!...

This is what makes you one of the good ones! :thumb:
10-07-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21,179
Views: 4,029,429
Posted By Unca_Sam

I hope they crash the car less frequently than...

I hope they crash the car less frequently than the bike.
10-01-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 194,124
Posted By Unca_Sam

Serotta

Someone's well used Serotta in the most recently gentrified part of town. ...
09-29-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,636
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your wife is a groovy bird for dropping acid with...

Your wife is a groovy bird for dropping acid with you. :p
09-23-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21,179
Views: 4,029,429
Posted By Unca_Sam

...or guides? "I call it 'constrictor...

...or guides?

"I call it 'constrictor routing!'" My face must have betrayed my chagrin, because a offended look darkened the sellers face. "You think it's dumb, don't you," he accused.
09-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,045
Posted By Unca_Sam

100% agree. Most crushed limestone or gravel...

100% agree. Most crushed limestone or gravel paths are well compacted enough that they'll hold water in low spots just like asphalt, with the occasional loose spot. I ride on 35mm 700C tires on it...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By Unca_Sam

No matter what, there's no avoiding the climb....

No matter what, there's no avoiding the climb. Alkire Rd puts the whole thing together, where the OTET stretches it out over a longer distance.

This is the way. :p


I usually go left there....
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By Unca_Sam

I noticed some tourers coming through the hilltop...

I noticed some tourers coming through the hilltop connector last Wednesday morning and afternoon, maybe I saw you!

Regarding Camp Chase at Battelle Darby Creek: there's no avoiding that climb...
09-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Unca_Sam

+1 on the barrel adjuster. Jagwire makes a mickey...

+1 on the barrel adjuster. Jagwire makes a mickey adjuster that fits into the TT stop instead of the rear stop.
09-09-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 457,178
Posted By Unca_Sam

The paint is fantastic! I've toyed with the idea...

The paint is fantastic! I've toyed with the idea of a "lightweight" 3 speed on a vintage frame, but the AW hub I saved from a heavily rusted 26" rim uses 40 holes. I'd need a 700c tandem front rim to...
09-04-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,636
Posted By Unca_Sam

An Ecto-1 tribute with a "slimer green"...

An Ecto-1 tribute with a "slimer green" Bianchi!
09-04-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,520
Posted By Unca_Sam

I should follow up to say whatever I did worked....

I should follow up to say whatever I did worked. I'll have to come back later once I can look and see what I did...:p
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