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07-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By rickpaulos

the elevated chainstay was to help eliminate...

the elevated chainstay was to help eliminate chain suck on mountain bikes. But so many frames broke due to poor construction. just welding or brazing the stays to the back of seat tube was the main...
07-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By rickpaulos

The local infestation of rent-able e-scooters are...

The local infestation of rent-able e-scooters are all being tracked in real time. Some users get cut off if they leave the boundary set by the companies. The company seems to know where they all are,...
07-04-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By rickpaulos

What is it? 1980s Roadmaster? mtb with non-round top tube and downtube

what is it? the top tube is tear drop shaped with the blunt end pointed up.

The downtube is flattened vertically behind the head tube and horizontally at the bb.
Threaded bb.
mono-seat stay....
05-17-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 63,119
Views: 9,637,714
Posted By rickpaulos

Another 1984 Trek 420 ladies...

Another 1984 Trek 420 ladies...
05-04-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By rickpaulos

duh. And yet there are obvious heat plumes in the...

duh. And yet there are obvious heat plumes in the river images Strava is using as background all up and down the river.
05-04-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,428
Posted By rickpaulos

I get bikes at the local coop every saturday with...

I get bikes at the local coop every saturday with a sticker that reads "SHIMANO Equiped" and there is often just 1 lowest grade Shimano part on the bike. It's usually a rear derailleur that is made...
05-04-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,428
Posted By rickpaulos

I manage a local bike coop and the coop gets...

I manage a local bike coop and the coop gets scores of boxmarts bikes with disc brakes. Wallyworld has been selling bikes with disc brakes for 15+- years.
The bso disc brakes are rubbish just like...
05-04-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By rickpaulos

Strava heat map of the Columbia River question

Whilst browsing the Strava Global Heat map I saw some huge plumes in the Columbia river near Hood River Oregon.

any idea what this about? It's on the scale of a nuke plant but I see nothing like...
05-02-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By rickpaulos

I once got a Cannondale Super V that had a piece...

I once got a Cannondale Super V that had a piece of pipe in place of the shock. A more elegant method. Used the same shock mounting bolts. No sharp edges sticking out. Cut and drill to get the...
04-27-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By rickpaulos

I've scraped out hundreds of bsos with "shocks"...

I've scraped out hundreds of bsos with "shocks" and taken a bunch apart to see what is inside. They aren't shock absorbers in the automobile use of the word. The black blob version has a plastic...
04-27-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By rickpaulos

Do tire drive generators damage tires?

Do tire drive generators damage tires? Old but cheap technology. One thing for sure, ride too fast and they damage light bulbs.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,138
Posted By rickpaulos

Dahon Speed 2006 ...

Dahon Speed 2006

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,138
Posted By rickpaulos

Dahon Speed 2007. ...

Dahon Speed 2007.

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04-20-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,671
Posted By rickpaulos

Just for kids or did they have an adult version? ...

Just for kids or did they have an adult version? How about a antique category for the original strider. 200 pounds of iron and wood and no brakes.
04-20-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,671
Posted By rickpaulos

I talked to the local ambulance barn some years...

I talked to the local ambulance barn some years ago. They said they were making daily runs to the nearby mountain bike trails. No races, just newbs and dweebs riding into trees or just falling down...
04-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,671
Posted By rickpaulos

Almost? Clearly you aren't riding hard enough.

Almost? Clearly you aren't riding hard enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By rickpaulos

so many versions of Speed: D30, D7, D7 Street,...

so many versions of Speed:
D30, D7, D7 Street, D8, D9 Sport, P8, TR, UNO
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By rickpaulos

recalled!

Recalled for cracking and breaking off of the stem hinge. Dahon calls them a "handlepost".

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2009/Dahon-and-REI-Novara-Folding-Bicycles-Recalled-Due-to-Fall-Hazard/
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By rickpaulos

I tuned up both bikes today. I found date codes...

I tuned up both bikes today. I found date codes on the seat and seat posts. 2007 & 2006 for the green & blue dahons.

According to the Dahon serial number system, I would expect they repeat serial...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By rickpaulos

blue D607Tnnnn Dahon - year 6 - July Steel -...

blue
D607Tnnnn Dahon - year 6 - July Steel - nnnn

green
D704Tnnnnn Dahon year 7 - April - nnnnn

so in 10 years, the serial numbers repeat?

No archives at dahon dot com for discontinued...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By rickpaulos

Dahon Speed(s)

Just got these two Dahon folding bikes. They both have "Speed" on the frame. Trying to find the year and msrp for them. Well www searches for "speed" are rather pointless. Would the serial numbers...
03-30-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By rickpaulos

Different lighting, different camera. I...

Different lighting, different camera. I scratched a small X over what I thought was a crack. Now it looks like those cracks are remains of paint left by what ever was caught up in the wheel.

The...
03-29-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By rickpaulos

I now think both causes. Something caught up that...

I now think both causes. Something caught up that scraped in all up and improper spoking. the front wheel is spoked radial with the heads in but the flange is much smaller so it think it would resist...
03-28-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By rickpaulos

Ha!. For a few years one of the better bike shops...

Ha!. For a few years one of the better bike shops in town sent all their broken wheels to the local coop. So many mass produced boutique wheels with cracked rims. All made in China, taken off Treks...
03-28-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By rickpaulos

No idea on what caused the scraping. The bike is...

No idea on what caused the scraping. The bike is 20 years old or more and I just got it a few weeks ago. No stories of damage from the previous original owner other than the shifters. The left...
03-28-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By rickpaulos

This is the left side of the wheel, not the drive...

This is the left side of the wheel, not the drive side so it's not chain damage. Original factory wheel on the bike. "Made in the USA" rims and bike.
03-28-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,233
Posted By rickpaulos

sounds bizarre but I had a trail-a-bike in for...

sounds bizarre but I had a trail-a-bike in for repair (with single cog freewheel) where the kid stripped the freewheel threads off the hub.

I'd be looking for a decent hub for the project. Avoid...
03-28-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By rickpaulos

Does this flange look cracked to you?

Gary Fisher Mt Tam with a Bontrager rear hub.
the bike is ~20 years old, ridden on gravel trail tours by a middle age woman. No aggressive riding.
I'm doing a complete overhaul on it.

the...
03-28-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By rickpaulos

By far and away the best small compressor...

By far and away the best small compressor available now is the Fortress 2 gallon at Harbor Freight. The smaller Fortress compressors(1 gallon and 2 gallon) fill up very fast and are super quiet. 0 ...
03-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 63,119
Views: 9,637,714
Posted By rickpaulos

1960 or 1961 Schwinn Varsity. the Conti never...

1960 or 1961 Schwinn Varsity. the Conti never came with that flat blade fork. The conti went from the knuckle crown fork on the uprights to a tubular fork with partial or full chrome for the...
03-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,682
Posted By rickpaulos

MAPP gas and Oxygen torch would be hot enough for...

MAPP gas and Oxygen torch would be hot enough for brazing inserts in. You might do it yourself. it's far less expensive than oxygen-acetylene gear and tanks and the gasses. I would not build an...
03-22-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,682
Posted By rickpaulos

Back when we rode and raced on tubular tires, we...

Back when we rode and raced on tubular tires, we would keep old buggered rims to store the new tires on. put them on dry and inflate to 50psi or so. that will give them time to work out the creases...
03-21-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By rickpaulos

Thanks. Campagnolo had a hi-lo hub back in the...

Thanks. Campagnolo had a hi-lo hub back in the 1970s. The right flange was the large flange, left side low flange. That helps even out the spoke angles. This one is reversed so I called it lo-hi. ...
03-21-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By rickpaulos

Local used car dealers won't let you test drive...

Local used car dealers won't let you test drive until they photocopy your license right in front of you. It may be an insurance regulation or a state law. Test drive a car and get 1000 robo calls...
03-21-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By rickpaulos

I bought bikes from a university surplus...

I bought bikes from a university surplus department and had to sign a statement acknowledging the bikes were campus impounds and if the owner wanted it back, I had to give it to them. If I kept my...
03-21-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By rickpaulos

Checking with the local police will only cover...

Checking with the local police will only cover locally stolen bikes reported to that police department. My local pd won't even bother to enter the report unless you have the serial number....
03-21-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By rickpaulos

name this hub?

black with white dots.
disc brake, cassette.
sealed bearings
hollow axle.
No markings other than the white dots printed.
L0-high flanges

...
03-18-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 63,119
Views: 9,637,714
Posted By rickpaulos

I've shipped a few dozen bikes. Fedex & UPS are...

I've shipped a few dozen bikes. Fedex & UPS are usually within 2% of each other for rates. Lately when I book through Bikeflights, the rates are about 1/3 as much Bikeflights directs me to the...
03-14-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,682
Posted By rickpaulos

If you apply a frame saver, wait until after the...

If you apply a frame saver, wait until after the frame is powdercoated. The heat will cause any oils in the frame to run out and that will mess up the powdercoat. As far as masking goes, let the...
03-05-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,618
Posted By rickpaulos

forbidden donut, aggggggh. ...

forbidden donut, aggggggh.

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...
03-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,682
Posted By rickpaulos

drilling holes for the brake cable would explain...

drilling holes for the brake cable would explain the big blob o rust.
03-03-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,618
Posted By rickpaulos

I've gotten gasoline on my hands when working on...

I've gotten gasoline on my hands when working on lawn mowers. It gets absorbed through the skin and makes my gums swell and my teeth feel like they are covered in grit. It can take a day or two to...
03-02-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63,119
Views: 9,637,714
Posted By rickpaulos

frame looks bent just behind the head tube. ...

frame looks bent just behind the head tube.

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03-02-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By rickpaulos

Parting out old road bikes is all the rage. You...

Parting out old road bikes is all the rage. You can make a lot more selling off every campy part, one by one. There are a lot of nice old frames around. Of course the flip side is if you buy a...
03-02-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By rickpaulos

maybe. could have been a bent frame, sew up...

maybe. could have been a bent frame, sew up tires, rusted inside the steel frame, everything just worn out. BIkes like that, at stores like that, priced like that, typically sell in minutes. ...
02-23-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 63,119
Views: 9,637,714
Posted By rickpaulos

Puch or Astro Daimler? Later years when they...

Puch or Astro Daimler? Later years when they switched to Japanese parts. 1978- early 1980s.
Date codes on the parts would help narrow down the year.
...
02-14-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 63,119
Views: 9,637,714
Posted By rickpaulos

that's the model with the plastic seat post!

that's the model with the plastic seat post!
02-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,307
Posted By rickpaulos

different colors aren't always due to paint...

different colors aren't always due to paint selection:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50299219786_0b34ff0d65_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jCLDDm)

Quest with tape....
01-31-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,558
Posted By rickpaulos

This was an impulse auction purchase. I found the...

This was an impulse auction purchase. I found the owners name on it as I was loading it in my car. Built for a guy from the Quad Cities who has spent time in the slammer for fraud and tax evasion....
01-31-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By rickpaulos

Tire widths printed/molded on tires are usually...

Tire widths printed/molded on tires are usually just suggestions not exact measurements. Each manufacture labels them as they want. The same tire on a wider rim will result in a wider overall width...
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