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06-19-22, 01:42 PM
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Views: 987
Posted By cranky old road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb18-YiWZow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb18-YiWZow
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By cranky old road

A photo of the decaling and date markings on...

A photo of the decaling and date markings on components might provide useful in dating the bicycle .
FWIW- From Wikipedia: "In 1939, Raleigh opened a bicycle factory at 6 Hanover Quay, Dublin,...
Forum: Foo
05-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By cranky old road

Cyclists to the rescue!

Fort Worth cyclists rescue dog stuck on bridge...
04-29-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By cranky old road

The black Ambrosio rims that came on my Bianchi...

The black Ambrosio rims that came on my Bianchi CD'I wore to bare aluminum on the brake surfaces fairly quickly.
04-17-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By cranky old road

Cable length looks short for a Campagnolo...

Cable length looks short for a Campagnolo derailleur
04-16-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By cranky old road

Sounds like a cable problem to me. Campagnolo...

Sounds like a cable problem to me. Campagnolo instructions are pretty specific about where to use ferrules. Photos of your cable runs might be helpful. perhaps a cable is frayed and binding at a...
04-10-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 276
Posted By cranky old road

Deda Dog Fang not currently available on Amazon

Deda Dog Fang not currently available on Amazon
Forum: Foo
03-31-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 789
Posted By cranky old road

I once wrote a letter to the NBC consumer...

I once wrote a letter to the NBC consumer reporter, Jeff Rossen, complaining that the real issue is Subway's pictures suggesting they actually have significant amounts of meat and cheese on their...
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,634
Posted By cranky old road

My understanding is that Attorneys began to wear...

My understanding is that Attorneys began to wear ties to keep their foreskins off of their faces.
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By cranky old road

If it's an 82 it's a good match for the 515 in...

If it's an 82 it's a good match for the 515 in this catalog (http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochure1982.htm)
02-07-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By cranky old road

But will probably not include all of the ferrules...

But will probably not include all of the ferrules unless you use a Jagwire set which I don't like as much as the Campagnolo.
01-08-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By cranky old road

Dremel tool. Use scrap cable inside the housing....

Dremel tool. Use scrap cable inside the housing. Dip the cut ends in JB Weld.
01-08-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,642
Posted By cranky old road

I recall an article (years ago) about an...

I recall an article (years ago) about an attorneys' association in New York City paying a crew to patrol the city for liability issues to submit. The article I recall didn't mention hiring people to...
01-03-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,515
Posted By cranky old road

Back in the 70's I was given this as an...

Back in the 70's I was given this as an explanation for the Zeus bicycle with "Zeus" parts a friend purchased.
12-28-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By cranky old road

The wife is now retired as a Rural Carrier on the...

The wife is now retired as a Rural Carrier on the sandy cattle trails of South Carolina. Although it attained 500,000 miles on the route, her 1997 RHD Subaru Legacy still travels to the recycling...
12-27-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By cranky old road

Answering my own question for future reference:...

Answering my own question for future reference: It does not, but I was able to find an Escape body on eBay.
Forum: Foo
12-25-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By cranky old road

Albert Ellis's Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy...

Albert Ellis's Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is a practical application of Stoicism. The underlying idea being that we sometimes engage in irrational beliefs that amplify the effects of difficult...
12-23-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By cranky old road

Always grateful when the OP reports on their...

Always grateful when the OP reports on their problem's solution.
12-19-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By cranky old road

Campagnolo brake blade interchange

I'm having to replace a 10 speed Escape shifter and only finding Ergopower bodies. Anyone know if my Xenon's brake blade will fit the Ergopower?
12-16-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By cranky old road

I want to mention the Park CCW-2 but it looks...

I want to mention the Park CCW-2 but it looks like it's been discontinued. Includes thin walled 14, 15 and 16 ends and a hex for the caps. Mine gets a fair amount of use.
Forum: Foo
12-13-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,545,259
Posted By cranky old road

Trying to seat beads with flammables?

Trying to seat beads with flammables?
Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,477
Posted By cranky old road

Never had a problem when using this cork and air...

Never had a problem when using this cork and air lock, but the fermetation and resulting CO2 generation is much slower in the secondary. I dry hop for the final two days in secondary.
Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,477
Posted By cranky old road

Trendy IPA's and clever marketing schemes are...

Trendy IPA's and clever marketing schemes are well and good, if only I didn't need to brew my own Ballantine XXX Ale clone to taste balanced rather than medicinal hoppiness....
07-21-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By cranky old road

I believe 36 x 24 f in the first photo does...

I believe 36 x 24 f in the first photo does indicate Italian threading
Forum: Foo
07-09-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By cranky old road

I started using Brave yesterday. Seems faster and...

I started using Brave yesterday. Seems faster and more stable than Firefox. Anyone have any opinions on Brave?
06-30-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By cranky old road

Was not aware when I got Share the Road plates in...

Was not aware when I got Share the Road plates in North Carolina that I would be paying the premium every year when I renewed my registration. Thought the surcharge was a one time deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By cranky old road

What he said. ...

What he said.
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06-14-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By cranky old road

Been a while since I've looked at my 8 speed. Am...

Been a while since I've looked at my 8 speed. Am I remembering correctly that the splines on the cogs are all the same size and it's important to observe that the triangles on each sprocket are...
Forum: Foo
05-23-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,978
Posted By cranky old road

St. Stephen!! St. Stephen!! Wow, won't let...

St. Stephen!!
St. Stephen!!

Wow, won't let me use all caps?
Forum: Foo
05-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,978
Posted By cranky old road

The Grateful Dead played at Woodstock but didn't...

The Grateful Dead played at Woodstock but didn't make it into the movie because they played so badly. Supposedly the stage was wet and the grounding was poor and they were getting shocked when...
Forum: Foo
04-01-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12,308
Views: 2,659,081
Posted By cranky old road

Agreed and nice picture, but general info from a...

Agreed and nice picture, but general info from a beekeeper: Don't panic! The swarm is just hanging out while they are looking for a new home. They'll fly off in a couple of hours or so.
04-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By cranky old road

Did I miss when you stated where the chain is on...

Did I miss when you stated where the chain is on the rear cogs when you have the rub?
03-27-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,023
Posted By cranky old road

I predict this thread will become a prominent...

I predict this thread will become a prominent part of bikeforum lore, like dialing it up to 400.
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,545,259
Posted By cranky old road

Yeah, OK, I'd be impressed but they aren't...

Yeah, OK, I'd be impressed but they aren't showing that the dog scratched.
03-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By cranky old road

I might be totally misunderstanding but if he is...

I might be totally misunderstanding but if he is saying there is no resistance in pedaling in all but the largest rear cog then it sounds as if the rear mech is not letting the chain catch on the...
03-17-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By cranky old road

Also sew-ups are generally available with one...

Also sew-ups are generally available with one length stem and require extensions and removable valve cores to use effectively with deep rims.
02-28-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,246
Posted By cranky old road

One issue you might have in installing a new fork...

One issue you might have in installing a new fork yourself is the headset bearing race that is pressed onto the fork at the base of the steerer, either removing the old and installing it on the new...
02-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,246
Posted By cranky old road

Looks like that was your tenth post so you should...

Looks like that was your tenth post so you should be able to post pictures now. If the situation is as I now understand it, a new fork is what you need, and it will most likely need to be...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By cranky old road

From Wikipedia: On March 15, 1980, The Boston...

From Wikipedia: On March 15, 1980, The Boston Globe ran an editorial that began:
Certainly it is in the self-interest of all Americans to impose upon themselves the kind of economic self-discipline...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By cranky old road

Not a big believer in religion myself but Jimmy...

Not a big believer in religion myself but Jimmy Carter seemed to act on its most positive attributes. As to the guinea worm, I believe he also coordinated the manufacture and distribution of a very...
02-25-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By cranky old road

IMHO PB Blaster will work much better than WD40....

IMHO PB Blaster will work much better than WD40. It is worth keeping some around.
02-24-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,246
Posted By cranky old road

So is it the steerer tube of the fork that has...

So is it the steerer tube of the fork that has broken rather than the stem? And the fork now looks like a Y with a shorter tail than originally, with the tip of the Y that had some sort of provision...
02-23-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,246
Posted By cranky old road

From the pictures I've found on the internet,...

From the pictures I've found on the internet, your stem is like a gooseneck and inserted into the fork's "steerer" tube. The handlebar height appears to be adjustable up and down by opening a quick...
02-07-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By cranky old road

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210207_081023_b6a3f726808e2f0e89530a8cb0da2963ae59d29b.jpg...
02-06-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By cranky old road

That seat stay to seat tube as seat post clamp...

That seat stay to seat tube as seat post clamp construction is the only I have seen with the exception of my unusual Ron Cooper.
02-04-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By cranky old road

Campagnolo specs call for a longer cable housing...

Campagnolo specs call for a longer cable housing than other brands. (You can look it up!)
Replies: 48
Views: 4,379
Posted By cranky old road

KLH 4 speakers, Thorens 124 with an SME tonearm...

KLH 4 speakers, Thorens 124 with an SME tonearm and Shure V15 type II cartridge along with the Marantz junk. All inherited from my late father who had excellent taste and discernment. I haven't...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,379
Posted By cranky old road

I don't get this fascination with recent Marantz...

I don't get this fascination with recent Marantz audio equipment:rolleyes:
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Forum: Foo
01-14-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,545,259
Posted By cranky old road

Looks like the guy "cleared the roof" by pulling...

Looks like the guy "cleared the roof" by pulling on a rope.
Forum: Foo
01-11-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12,308
Views: 2,659,081
Posted By cranky old road

I suppose it is because I am from North Carolina,...

I suppose it is because I am from North Carolina, but the lunch counter at Woolworth's evokes a different image for me:
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