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01-18-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,410
Posted By uncle uncle

I always like my specials guaranteed.

I always like my specials guaranteed.
12-17-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,154
Posted By uncle uncle

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"I'm dying..."
10-12-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 992,136
Posted By uncle uncle

The early sun, filtered through the trees,...

The early sun, filtered through the trees, creating a mosaic music of dappled shadows. Enter, stage right, the outline of my bicycle, bleeding into and then pulling away from the music of shadows....
10-11-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm in Pompiere's peloton.

I'm in Pompiere's peloton.
09-18-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,012
Posted By uncle uncle

I'd reword the common statements that stem...

I'd reword the common statements that stem shifters appeared on lower end bicycles, and note that they were common on bicycles purchased by novice bicycle riders. In the bicycle shop I worked at in...
09-17-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By uncle uncle

Dagnabit. I forgot the picture. My newest recruit...

Dagnabit. I forgot the picture. My newest recruit to the enjoyment of C&V rode with me to the "Copper Oven" to grab a cuppa, and then head back. Here's a picture of when I was rehabbing a bicycle...
09-11-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By uncle uncle

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07-22-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

Cool frame... I like the obscure brands. You...

Cool frame... I like the obscure brands. You didn't ask for any info or comments, so here are some... the chromed fork and rear stays is always a nice touch. I always liked that many of the 70's...
07-20-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,457
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm attempting to ride every variation of tubing...

I'm attempting to ride every variation of tubing diameter, thickness, buttness, brazing material, lug type, and color (I've heard orange is the fastest, but that's just talk talk talk.. with no...
07-20-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By uncle uncle

When you stumble onto one that's out of your league...

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... it's like she belongs in a museum. Even holding her, picking her up, leaning...
07-19-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,308
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.theluxuryspot.com/top-five-unicorn-cyc...

https://www.theluxuryspot.com/top-five-unicorn-cycles/
Problem is, they're all unicorns till they're not. I want to own them all, until I don't want to own them any more.
07-19-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By uncle uncle

Now I have an incentive to inhale, err, I mean...

Now I have an incentive to inhale, err, I mean polish off what's left of the Mrs. Renfro's "Mango & Habenero Salsa" in my fridge.. all for Science and everything.
07-10-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By uncle uncle

The 2nd scenario "just looks better" to me. I've...

The 2nd scenario "just looks better" to me. I've lately been gathering info on stem length, how to choose it, and how to know if you've chosen right... I think I'm more confused than when I was...
07-09-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,263
Posted By uncle uncle

I had to make assumptions... so, I went with an...

I had to make assumptions... so, I went with an unladen Cabbage White, at the prime of it's adulthood, with no wind assistance.
07-08-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,263
Posted By uncle uncle

Per the interwebs, butterflies can fly at speeds...

Per the interwebs, butterflies can fly at speeds between 5-12 mph. 1 mph = 63360 in/per hr. An hour is 3600 seconds. So dividing 63360 by 3600 gives you an equivalent rate for 1 mph of 17.6 in/sec....
07-04-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 907,331
Posted By uncle uncle

I use another method, other than weight loss. I...

I use another method, other than weight loss. I tell people the tight jerseys "make me more aero...".
07-04-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

I will carry your words as an unseen badge of...

I will carry your words as an unseen badge of honor... I will soldier on with this heavy burden, freeing others in the peloton, with it well hidden under may also not so-beautiful-either rumpus.
07-04-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

I cannot feel the rails when I place my hinder...

I cannot feel the rails when I place my hinder region upon it, nor do I encounter them on even the worst of potholes. The stickers are actually banana stickers... there was a time that a ride above...
07-04-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

I get this response about a lot of my bicycle...

I get this response about a lot of my bicycle equipment (and kit).
07-03-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-composite-digit...

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-composite-digital-caliper-63586.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDA3NDMyMTEiLCJza3UiOiI2MzU4NiIsImlzIjoiNy45OTIifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=176077...
06-28-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,481
Posted By uncle uncle

I don't know about C&V me, but the teenager me...

I don't know about C&V me, but the teenager me would have said "Schwinn LeTour, in Pearl Orange" was iconic (or at least semi-iconic). And I think the teenage bicycle fans around me would agreed. It...
06-25-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

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(don't be hating on this guy just because he's oh so much more rad than...
06-25-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

Well, if it's good on a Hetchins, it'd be alright...

Well, if it's good on a Hetchins, it'd be alright on my more pedestrian efforts.
06-25-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

Does the one Hi-E cage show a standard "muffler"...

Does the one Hi-E cage show a standard "muffler" clamp as the attaching hardware! It's official... that's a thing we C&V'ers can do now! It's like catalog legal!
06-18-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,030
Posted By uncle uncle

Those are a secondary (aka safety) measure to...

Those are a secondary (aka safety) measure to keep the wheel within the fork if you forget (or don't quite tighten) the quick release.
06-17-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,561
Posted By uncle uncle

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06-17-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,561
Posted By uncle uncle

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06-12-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By uncle uncle

Yes, but the best part of that setup is the...

Yes, but the best part of that setup is the "crash helmet".
05-21-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By uncle uncle

My two cents, which is probably a generous...

My two cents, which is probably a generous amount, giving my comment, but I always thought that Crescent did a great job with the decal scheme on their bikes. Much in the ballpark (or is it...
04-30-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,930
Posted By uncle uncle

You didn't jinx me... lots of locals just shrug...

You didn't jinx me... lots of locals just shrug when the local news warns them about tornados and such, but I've had enough close calls that we (my family and I) take them seriously.
04-23-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By uncle uncle

So OneClick... did you develop this combo for a...

So OneClick... did you develop this combo for a specific drivetrain setup? (And I am interested in purchasing one.) I'm wanting to know, as my interest in this is to extend the max cog size...
04-23-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By uncle uncle

Yes. It inspired me to continue to ride my...

Yes. It inspired me to continue to ride my bicycle as transportation and exercise during my later impressionable years (aka, college). In my earlier years, I had a group of room mates to ride with,...
04-22-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By uncle uncle

Is there a wolftooth type derailleur extention for bolt on "claw" vintage bike use?

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink
Like the above, only maybe simpler, perhaps rustier, maybe crudely fashioned from plated steel, that works like the "claw" for vintage...
04-22-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By uncle uncle

That movie changed my life....

That movie changed my life....
04-22-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By uncle uncle

Yeah, I too was told by my old Schwinn shop boss,...

Yeah, I too was told by my old Schwinn shop boss, and it seems to be correct, is that the 12.2 referred to the (ideal) weight of the bicycle in kilograms. So, 12.2 kilograms is 26.9 lbs, which seems...
04-02-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By uncle uncle

That usage of a .833 diameter stem... that's a...

That usage of a .833 diameter stem... that's a April 1st joke that keeps repeating, for me anyway. I'm dealing with the consequences of that, again, right now.
03-31-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.autozone.com/test-scan-and-specialty-t...

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03-30-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,834
Posted By uncle uncle

Just some rather random thoughts thrown in.... I...

Just some rather random thoughts thrown in.... I always liked this vintage of bicycles that had their name added to the Suntour derailleurs (and sometimes, the crankset, brakes, etc), for no good...
03-26-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,095
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm not a dork disk expert by any means, but in...

I'm not a dork disk expert by any means, but in the powers not invested in me by anyone, I've long ago crowned the Sekine dork disk the unofficial holy grail of dork disks! I have a Sekine in...
03-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,095
Posted By uncle uncle

Counterpoint... I'm a dork, aka an engineer, so I...

Counterpoint... I'm a dork, aka an engineer, so I don't take offense when someone attributes these engineering marvels to me (and those like me). Even a properly adjusted derailleur can fail, and...
03-25-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By uncle uncle

Buy a six pack of your favorite beer. Drink one...

Buy a six pack of your favorite beer. Drink one while you contemplate your life, or bicycle, or crypto currency, etc. Once empty, cut from the can a rectangle the length of the circumference of your...
03-09-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,088
Posted By uncle uncle

Teach me the ways of the Mafac Racer

So, I fell into a good (well, a pretty good) deal on a Manufrance partial bicycle that was destined to be garden statuary before I flashed the gentleman owner some green. One of the items that this...
03-08-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,886
Posted By uncle uncle

I think Grant more personable than I had pictured...

I think Grant more personable than I had pictured for him in my head, given him being some's Messiah and all. Opinionated people are the best conversationalist, assuming they don't go full on evil...
03-01-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,548
Posted By uncle uncle

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^maybe... here.
02-27-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By uncle uncle

BREAKING NEWS (from 2014)... while you have the...

BREAKING NEWS (from 2014)... while you have the razor out:
https://www.velonews.com/news/news-wind-tunnel-data-shows-shaved-legs-faster/
02-24-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By uncle uncle

First, thanks SpeedofLite for putting out the...

First, thanks SpeedofLite for putting out the effort to scan and share these articles, as always, I am grateful for your efforts. So, does anyone own one of these now? Is the paint, some 33 years...
02-20-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By uncle uncle

Anyone make their own "Suntour stem shifter with Bell" homebrew?

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Anyone try to take a Suntour shifter and stick a bell on it... like...
02-19-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By uncle uncle

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So, an update. This was about 20 minutes worth of careful sanding,...
02-12-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,706
Posted By uncle uncle

We often overlook the best designs because their...

We often overlook the best designs because their form fits so well with the intended function, especially if that design becomes ubiquitous. I was thinking this same thing when I had an 90's vintage...
01-09-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,444
Posted By uncle uncle

This thread has become some interesting snapshots...

This thread has become some interesting snapshots of what it's like to pursue the errand of "food shopping by bicycle", chronicling the closeness of available of food in your area, the friendliness...
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