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08-09-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 649
Posted By madpogue

Bells are OFF TOPIC!

Bells are OFF TOPIC!
08-08-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Phone? Tablet? G***le? F***book? That's the...

^^^^^ Phone? Tablet? G***le? F***book? That's the Grand Slam of spyware.

Tap? Touch and hold? Sounds like something on an adult web site. I'm fine with typing. On a keyboard. Attached to a...
08-08-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 649
Posted By madpogue

You drewed the little buttons for the Schwinn...

You drewed the little buttons for the Schwinn front wheel "lawyer latches" from the fork blades? :eek:

KIDDING!

Awesome hack with the cargo strap, BTW. I use old tubes for bungees all the time,...
08-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By madpogue

And by pub? (Meself'll have a Whitworth pin' o'...

And by pub? (Meself'll have a Whitworth pin' o' Stout....)
08-08-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By madpogue

Brass wind instruments don't ring. A closer...

Brass wind instruments don't ring. A closer analogy, anyway, would be to research coated / uncoated cymbals.

(Waiting to see how many posts until someone comes up with a clever "more cowbell"...
08-08-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By madpogue

A whopping $10 premium for a Campag seat pin...

A whopping $10 premium for a Campag seat pin (eek).....
08-08-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By madpogue

https://www.theonion.com/factual-error-found-on-in...

https://www.theonion.com/factual-error-found-on-internet-1819566445
08-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 939
Posted By madpogue

Correct, you'd have to re-center the rim across...

Correct, you'd have to re-center the rim across the locknuts, and also cut 6mm from one end of the axle, unless it's a solid/nutted axle.
08-08-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 219,508
Posted By madpogue

As a new member, the poster's links won't work...

As a new member, the poster's links won't work either. However, new members' blocked attempts to post photos still end up in their galleries, for others to view/post.

Photo assist....
08-08-22, 08:53 AM
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Views: 11,539,086
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Price? Location? Link?

^^^^^^ Price? Location? Link?
08-08-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By madpogue

...and turn chainrings with a 110mm BCD that...

...and turn chainrings with a 110mm BCD that drive a chain with links spaced 1/2" on center....
08-08-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By madpogue

Those are my favorite kind of roadie, the ones...

Those are my favorite kind of roadie, the ones that "punch above their class". Reminds me of my Sirrus and my Trek 412.
08-08-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By madpogue

Actually, I believe it's in Horsefeathershire?

Actually, I believe it's in Horsefeathershire?
08-07-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By madpogue

Alas, the PO of my '89 must've damaged/destroyed...

Alas, the PO of my '89 must've damaged/destroyed the Sante RD; he'd swapped in something modern/cheap. Fortunately I had a Dura Ace from at least the right period:
...
08-07-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ billytwosheds , do you remember what the...

^^^^^^^ billytwosheds , do you remember what the "Made in....." decal said?
08-07-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By madpogue

It'd be right on the "cusp" of the Japan ->...

It'd be right on the "cusp" of the Japan -> Taiwan transition. I've seen '86s marked Japan, and I faintly recall seeing an '89 on the 'Bay (can't find it now) indicating Taiwan. Unfortunately not...
08-07-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By madpogue

I wouldn't call that blacked-out. It's more...

I wouldn't call that blacked-out. It's more steampunk than anything else, and a nice "sneak peek" tribute to the framebuilder(s).

When I read "blacked out", I think of those soul-less carbon...
08-07-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By madpogue

So is "Jtaly" an English or Italian...

So is "Jtaly" an English or Italian spelling?
08-07-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Beat me to it. 650C is a full 25mm smaller...

^^^^^^ Beat me to it. 650C is a full 25mm smaller in radius than 700C. There isn't anywhere near that between the tire and the brake bridge or fork crown.

Another visual cue of the "scale" of this...
08-07-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By madpogue

I think it's a given that component-wise, it's a...

I think it's a given that component-wise, it's a frankenbike; indeed, that's a mix of components (and quality levels) that would never appear on a retail built bike.

The frame is built for 650Cs,...
08-07-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By madpogue

Don't ride it out in the country during deer...

Don't ride it out in the country during deer season.....
08-06-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By madpogue

Format seems to match the N(1) format in the...

Format seems to match the N(1) format in the Asian Serial Number Guide - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html . So possibly Centurion or Shogun, built the...
08-06-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By madpogue

Just eyeballing it, the seat tube seems...

Just eyeballing it, the seat tube seems oversize......
08-06-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 234
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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08-06-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By madpogue

Or maybe some of each. My '89 Circuit (step down...

Or maybe some of each. My '89 Circuit (step down from the Pmount, also NOT a tourer) has two. But then, the above mentioned Trek 710 is not exactly high end, kinda smack in the middle. But it's got...
08-06-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 234
Posted By madpogue

Rasznu , attempt to post some pictures,...

Rasznu , attempt to post some pictures, especially from the right (drive) side of the bike, and showing some detail of the components, esp. the rust damage. The forum will tell you that you can't...
08-06-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By madpogue

For all-out sport or racing bikes, yeah. Touring...

For all-out sport or racing bikes, yeah. Touring bikes got more sets, earlier. My '82 Trek 710 has two. My '84 Miyata Seven Ten and my '87 Lotus Elite 600 (both more "sport touring" frames), have...
08-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By madpogue

What's the rear dropout spacing?

What's the rear dropout spacing?
08-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,063
Posted By madpogue

Electrical solution here...

Electrical solution here (http://whereisbobl.com/tiger/smoke.html). Oil problem may be the gulp valve (https://mossmotoring.com/the-laws-for-british-sports-cars/).
08-05-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By madpogue

"I don't care if the second coming is...

"I don't care if the second coming is coming...."
08-05-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ I think I have at least one MTB with a seat...

^^^^^ I think I have at least one MTB with a seat tube shorter than that head tube.

(Good thing the seller specified "rigid fork".....)
08-05-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By madpogue

hazetguy Is that remaining one a 1A (appears to...

hazetguy Is that remaining one a 1A (appears to be)? Is the bolt the single-notch version or splined?
08-05-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,312,909
Posted By madpogue

And Marissa sorta subconsciously mimics it now...

And Marissa sorta subconsciously mimics it now and then ("Come on now try and underSTOND....")
08-05-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By madpogue

Wee little 1985 Trek Elance 400 triple, they will...

Wee little 1985 Trek Elance 400 triple, they will ship it for $96:

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/148801390Trek Elance Road BikeTime left: 1d 6hCurrent Price:...
08-05-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,312,909
Posted By madpogue

Check out a cover of "Because the Night" by...

Check out a cover of "Because the Night" by Garbage and the Screaming Females.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOmKGjy-Ct0
Marissa, the SF guitar player, plays lead (and splits vocals with...
08-04-22, 08:30 AM
08-04-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 523
Posted By madpogue

Which, unless I'm missing something, is the...

Which, unless I'm missing something, is the opposite of "functional"....

The Campy end adds slightly less to the overall length than the cheap plastic Silca end does. Not much IIRC, maybe 1 cm,...
08-04-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 523
Posted By madpogue

Huh? You ARE looking for "functional" but WON'T...

Huh? You ARE looking for "functional" but WON'T be using it to pump up your tires? Um, what other function is there (except to ward off potential dog bites....)?

And +1 on post # 15; I recall...
08-03-22, 02:57 PM
08-03-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By madpogue

Any excuse to acquire another tool (and any...

Any excuse to acquire another tool (and any excuse for another visit to a decent hardware store) constitutes an advancement of the human race.
08-03-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By madpogue

But no adjusters?

But no adjusters?
08-03-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By madpogue

Shove an allen wrench (or small stick or...

Shove an allen wrench (or small stick or what-not) thru a convenient slot in the cage plate(s) before removing the wheel, to stop the cage from swinging 'round too far.



(Remember to remove it...
08-03-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By madpogue

Not quite ready for Auburn.... ...

Not quite ready for Auburn....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/oregon-excelsior-womans-bike/7516772473.htmlExcelsior woman’s bike -...
08-03-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By madpogue

Good call; not really relevant since the OP...

Good call; not really relevant since the OP doesn't have one from which to choose. Guess I should have said the New 600EX was the first rear mech that was _marked_ SIS.

Would you choose a...
08-03-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21,166
Views: 4,026,865
Posted By madpogue

You gotta pop a wheelie any time you want to...

You gotta pop a wheelie any time you want to pedal.
08-02-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By madpogue

Don't worry about compatibility with the...

Don't worry about compatibility with the ratcheting action of Suntour Power shifters. Not only should the chain, cogs and derailleur have enough tolerance to handle it, the ratcheting only works in...
08-02-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Or, to extend the nomenclature, 650Z's.

^^^^^ Or, to extend the nomenclature, 650Z's.
08-02-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By madpogue

The RD-1050 (105) is an SIS derailleur. The 6208...

The RD-1050 (105) is an SIS derailleur. The 6208 (600EX) mech is marked "SIS" simply because it was Shimano's SIS debut. I remember getting a 600EX SIS retrofit kit when they first came out in '86...
08-02-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By madpogue

Do you need to put it in a tiny little stand to...

Do you need to put it in a tiny little stand to build it up?

(Actually, it would be fun to get a pic of it in one of those massive motorized floor-to-ceiling stands at a modern shop.....)
08-02-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21,166
Views: 4,026,865
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, all the popular kids want to ride a trike...

Yeah, all the popular kids want to ride a trike just like the ones their great-grandparents ride in Florida.....
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