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08-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By Chuck M

This is a great story and something I imagine she...

This is a great story and something I imagine she will greatly appreciate you doing for a long time.

Now truly show your love for her by replacing that bar tape.
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Chuck M

Man... I haven't had turnips since I was a kid. ...

Man... I haven't had turnips since I was a kid. Kinda miss them I think. The CDC suggests I can people again tomorrow so I may have to see if I can find some.
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Chuck M

That would likely be coworkers that throughout...

That would likely be coworkers that throughout this have not social distanced, worn masks, washed hands, been vaccinated or acknowledged that this virus exists. And likely who I got it from in the...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Chuck M

I do need to start a will. My wife's practice...

I do need to start a will. My wife's practice is doing well and our office building we bought as an investment is staying fully leased. Our parents were poor enough they really had no will and it...
08-10-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By Chuck M

I agree with that 100%. My Takara Deluxe Touring...

I agree with that 100%. My Takara Deluxe Touring I had in high school was slightly out of alignment. The more I visit this thread the more I consider what it would take to ship this bike to...
08-10-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,410
Posted By Chuck M

They just don't have a vintage look to them...

They just don't have a vintage look to them either IMHO.
08-10-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By Chuck M

I don't know what materials 3D printers use, but...

I don't know what materials 3D printers use, but brake hoods would possibly be something. Crank arm dust caps too. And while many people eschew reflectors, the spoke clips for Cat-Eye wheel...
08-10-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By Chuck M

T-Mar's suggestion that it could possibly get...

T-Mar's suggestion that it could possibly get $200 in the present condition isn't unreasonable. I gave $125 for a better equipped '84 Asian built Raleigh in a ready to ride state, but I could see...
08-10-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Chuck M

I just fixated so much on the two vertical struts...

I just fixated so much on the two vertical struts I didn't notice all the other things going on behind the captain's seat tube.
08-09-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By Chuck M

I like it. Even though you feel like you have...

I like it. Even though you feel like you have plenty of projects, this doesn't look like it will be too time consuming to make it a nice ride for you and your wife.
08-09-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Chuck M

I'm just curious what is up with the two vertical...

I'm just curious what is up with the two vertical struts going up from the front wheel and attached to the fork.
08-09-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Chuck M

I think it is what Schwinn called Sierra Brown. ...

I think it is what Schwinn called Sierra Brown. It has plenty of scratches and scrapes, but after 48 years it isn't that bad.
08-09-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By Chuck M

That is early 80s and probably not a valuable...

That is early 80s and probably not a valuable collector's item. Nevertheless it is not IMHO worthless and while it would possibly take more than its worth to get it in ridable condition someone like...
08-09-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Chuck M

Nice job OP on the saving of your Suburban. It...

Nice job OP on the saving of your Suburban. It makes me want to get my step-thru out of storage and finish it for my granddaughters to ride. I had to get it as part of a deal to get my wife a mixte....
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Chuck M

Only two naps today and I walked the dog,...

Only two naps today and I walked the dog, showered, shaved, brushed my teeth and was fully dressed by 8:30. Boredom still makes me wonder how the unemployed do it every day though.
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Chuck M

Those cats are not missing meals any more than...

Those cats are not missing meals any more than naps it appears.
08-09-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,447
Posted By Chuck M

This is such a cool thread idea. I check out the...

This is such a cool thread idea. I check out the eBay/Craigslist finds thread once in a while and this gives a glimpse of what happens to some of those bikes.
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 513
Posted By Chuck M

I was poor. When I bought an album, I had to...

I was poor. When I bought an album, I had to make sure it was something worth listening to. Buying it for one or two songs was not something I could afford. And of course if it was a band I really...
08-09-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Chuck M

A lot of bikes I think fall into that category...

A lot of bikes I think fall into that category and I too enjoy them. In my area it is unlikely I will ever come across a hand built, high end bike. And I don't know that having an expensive bike is...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Chuck M

Bored out of my mind

Two and a half years of the pandemic and it has finally caught up to me. A positive test. Fortunately I don't have it as bad as many. But I am so tired and weak I can't find anything to get my mind...
08-08-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Chuck M

As with most medical issues that come up on...

As with most medical issues that come up on forums all over the internet, probably even medical forums, she should seek a medical professional's care. I am not a medical professional but I can...
08-08-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,410
Posted By Chuck M

I have no valid argument now. Just an idea.

I have no valid argument now. Just an idea.
08-08-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Chuck M

While your intentions are good, he won't care.

While your intentions are good, he won't care.
08-08-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,410
Posted By Chuck M

Tossed that idea around. But my Cannondale bar...

Tossed that idea around. But my Cannondale bar bag gives me many warm fuzzies.
...
08-08-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Chuck M

Oh... I may add you will want a tapered tap, not...

Oh... I may add you will want a tapered tap, not a plug or bottoming tap.
08-07-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,410
Posted By Chuck M

IMHO done right it will look fine and I don't...

IMHO done right it will look fine and I don't think it will weaken the frame enough that it is going to fold up on you. That being said, the bikes I have without brazed on cage mounts are nothing...
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By Chuck M

My routine is in the morning. After a run or...

My routine is in the morning. After a run or ride, I would sit on the patio with my wife's dog. For some reason I started walking the dog instead of lounging on the patio with her. It has been...
08-07-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Chuck M

Plus one on the Harbor Freight or similar tap and...

Plus one on the Harbor Freight or similar tap and die set and the lube with back and forth motion to break the chips. For most rethreading applications on a bike they should suffice and you will...
08-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By Chuck M

For me, I'd rather have a matched set of wheels...

For me, I'd rather have a matched set of wheels than a mismatched set. As others have said, it isn't a permanent alteration and easier undone than chopping off a derailleur hanger or shifter bosses.
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By Chuck M

I wasn't intending to correct you or indicate I...

I wasn't intending to correct you or indicate I doubted you, just relating my experience. But now that I think about it, I seem to mostly remember the signage prohibiting bikes on interstates in...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By Chuck M

On the interstate highways I've seen, bicycles...

On the interstate highways I've seen, bicycles are prohibited. There are a few stretches of regular highways I will ride to get from point A to point B, but four or more lane roads I typically avoid...
08-07-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Chuck M

I enjoy these old magazine posts. Thank you for...

I enjoy these old magazine posts. Thank you for sharing them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,623
Posted By Chuck M

Yeah. I guess he can cross some lines. Probably...

Yeah. I guess he can cross some lines. Probably best he and the others not be fed as suggested. Perhaps when they start to starve they will move on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,623
Posted By Chuck M

I kind of see your point. But c'mon man. Not...

I kind of see your point. But c'mon man. Not Larry. I've been on boards before where there was heavy handed moderation. This Larry character gives a lot of entertainment for some and really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chuck M

I've changed my mind. Beng1 jumped the shark...

I've changed my mind. Beng1 jumped the shark with this thread. Larry is back to being my number one crap poster.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,623
Posted By Chuck M

I believe this is what he works on while sitting...

I believe this is what he works on while sitting on the crapper.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,623
Posted By Chuck M

Perhaps either that post or this one is satire. I...

Perhaps either that post or this one is satire. I really canít tell until the OP points it out for us.
08-05-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Chuck M

Nice looking bike. Hopefully after she tries the...

Nice looking bike. Hopefully after she tries the fit it is good. I think a 13 year old girl may have plenty of growing to do. A young lady I ran a half with less than four years ago when she was 14...
08-03-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,219
Posted By Chuck M

Did you say bad words or throw a bird?

Did you say bad words or throw a bird?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Chuck M

I would try every lube that gets posted in this...

I would try every lube that gets posted in this thread on individual links of my chains.

But none of my chains are that long.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chuck M

I may be showing my age... But I thought it had...

I may be showing my age... But I thought it had a Sanford and Son vibe.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chuck M

The reason I enjoy your posts more than the other...

The reason I enjoy your posts more than the other crap posters is you post pictures. We deserved to see how the golf club problem was solved and I have yet to see Larry's aero bar system. But here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 621
Posted By Chuck M

Buy good pads and understand how to brake in the...

Buy good pads and understand how to brake in the rain or Dremel your pads? I've been doing this wrong for 50 years.
07-30-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,569
Posted By Chuck M

I think that is a frequent problem but that can...

I think that is a frequent problem but that can easily be worked around. When the forum message says you can't post pictures, it doesn't really communicate that you can still add them to your album....
07-30-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,439
Posted By Chuck M

Perhaps I'm becoming an old curmudgeon. :50: ...

Perhaps I'm becoming an old curmudgeon. :50: But yes, if that is what someone enjoys about cycling they should do so. I will admit that even though I try to disable Strava live segments on my...
07-30-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By Chuck M

Understatement of the day.

Understatement of the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 621
Posted By Chuck M

When I ride my rim brake bikes in wet conditions,...

When I ride my rim brake bikes in wet conditions, I anticipate poor performance so I slow down a bit and I give them a couple of pumps to squeegee off some water. And I know people think disks are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chuck M

I hope next time you get the crouching ovation...

I hope next time you get the crouching ovation you deserve.
07-29-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 572
Posted By Chuck M

Lol. The "what do you ride" was just a...

Lol. The "what do you ride" was just a facetiously rhetorical reference to how heavy old Schwinns are. Once the thing is mounted, it should be fine as there really shouldn't be any movement to...
07-28-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,439
Posted By Chuck M

I like the concept of "I'm not training, I'm...

I like the concept of "I'm not training, I'm exercising". One can pretend they are some racer wannabe or enjoy the ride. I want to enjoy the ride.
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