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01-18-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By uncle uncle

I always like my specials guaranteed.

I always like my specials guaranteed.
01-02-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,005
Posted By uncle uncle

I avoid online sellers who misspell and/or use...

I avoid online sellers who misspell and/or use words incorrectly within their ads.
12-23-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By uncle uncle

I have that same bicycle, same color, that is...

I have that same bicycle, same color, that is first in the que (when I get around to working on my own bicycles). It doesn't have any original parts, except for maybe the derailleurs. It's planned...
12-19-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By uncle uncle

I've been contemplating taking an tired outer...

I've been contemplating taking an tired outer chainring from a Viscount Aerospace (the iconic "circle cutout" design) and remachining it down from a 52 tooth to... well, I don't know. I'm not sure...
12-17-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,157
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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"I'm dying..."
11-19-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By uncle uncle

Sturmey Archer made aluminum dork discs back in...

Sturmey Archer made aluminum dork discs back in the day.
10-12-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 992,160
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.
09-29-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 930
Posted By uncle uncle

I just purchased a bicycle with a bent fork. In...

I just purchased a bicycle with a bent fork. In my case, the steering tube portion of the fork didn't have a discernable gap with the frame head tube (indicating a fork that's bent in the lower part...
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By uncle uncle

I love all the color... from the jerseys, to the...

I love all the color... from the jerseys, to the bikes, to the cars. The world was a more colorful palate back then. The soundtrack is quite good, if not a bit oddly spaced and timed within the...
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...
09-15-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,338
Posted By uncle uncle

two meters is a lot.

two meters is a lot.
09-11-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-10-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By uncle uncle

Has anyone who actively maintains their bicycles...

Has anyone who actively maintains their bicycles ever actually had a galvanized cable rust on them? Isn't part of maintaining a bicycle taking the cable out of the housing and re-greasing them, you...
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By uncle uncle

I personally like the "story" of a Huffy that...

I personally like the "story" of a Huffy that dared to be the equivalent of an entry level, bicycle shop quality, bicycle. I think it's a hoot, and if I came across one, at a reasonable price, I'd...
08-27-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By uncle uncle

Did we get to 14-28's because of 42/52's and 50+?

The discussion on another thread about still riding 5 speed freewheel (I do, but I haven't really had anything unique or different to ad to the discussion), combined with the fact that I just...
08-21-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By uncle uncle

Source for an adjustment barrel for Royal Gran Compe 400 brake?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/royal_grand_compe_brake_2__a53729f39dfab9a46b4de7c48aad24f33224de3d.jpg
See arrow in picture above. The barrel seems like a unique...
08-18-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By uncle uncle

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/485x395/puch_manganese_82f5ab5698ed9c98ed272fa7017b47477faaaeae.png
^ Puch's blend, somewhere between high tensile steel & 531. (At least it...
08-14-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By uncle uncle

Shimano rear derailleur pulleys are paper thin... replacement thoughts?

So... as so many bicycle repair adventures tend to go, I'm like three or four issues deep into a simple chain replacement, and I notice that the pulleys of the Shimano (it's actually a Schwinn...
08-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By uncle uncle

Modify vintage Altenburger brake levers for shifters?

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=43F7B463-61A1-448D-9AF7-F5259F71E183&Enum=118&AbsPos=8

So... anyone ever try to mod these Altenburger brake levers to add a thumb-ish kinda shifter to...
08-03-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm thinking about going for it, but the lack of...

I'm thinking about going for it, but the lack of water bottle cage mounting holes is a big deterrent. I really hate those bands.
07-22-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

Do you think the rear derailleur would be a...

Do you think the rear derailleur would be a Suntour Seven-GT? You see a lot more Suntour GT's and V-GT's spec'ed for bicycles back then; although, my earliest Puch Austro Daimler, entry level,...
07-22-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

Dagnabit. Still, kinda cool story behind the...

Dagnabit. Still, kinda cool story behind the who/why/when of it and ironic that a Japanese Co. got the job.
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...
07-22-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

It's a Dia-Compe (maker) Gran Compe (model) stem....

It's a Dia-Compe (maker) Gran Compe (model) stem. Arguably the bestest .833" diameter (fork mating surface) ever made. Arguments? Anyone? Anyone?
...
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...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/luzern_ec5532eeb379289ed7b024c269e9bf93a02488fc.jpg
... 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.
07-18-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By uncle uncle

The Feed & Care of Evapo-Rust?!@

So, I bought the baby jug of Evapo-R at Harbor Freight, just to de-rust my MAFAC Racer brake saddle-thingy, because it has aluminum with pressed in steel posts, and I told from those more knowledge...
07-15-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By uncle uncle

Did MAFAC "Racer" brakes have some sort of coating on the structural saddle posts?

So, I'm working on refurbing a set of MAFAC Racer brakes, and I'm a virgin in the sorta mechanical endeavor, and I was wondering... did they put some sort of coating on the structural saddle posts...
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: 907,349
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

Maybe I just have incredible thumb strength? ...

Maybe I just have incredible thumb strength? Thanks for the words though, as I live in a C&V and leather-saddle-users desert and thus have no one to make comparisons with.
07-04-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

The saddle has never had the tension adjuster...

The saddle has never had the tension adjuster moved at all... in theory, it still has it's entirety of adjustment in that way. Thanks for that info though, it gives me a ballpark to play with.
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).
07-04-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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^the deflection, with just a moderate amount of thumb pressure...
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...
07-03-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By uncle uncle

How much does your leather saddle deflect?

On my weekly rider, I have an old saddle, tagged in the back "Royce Union made in Japan". The finish was so knackered, I couldn't read what was imprinted on the side, but, the shape of saddle almost...
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...
06-27-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

I was going to mention my experience with alloy...

I was going to mention my experience with alloy bolts. I worked in the aircraft industry, and because of one of my designs mounted in the proximity of some instruments that were sensitive to...
06-27-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

The horn was super annoying btw, and the...

The horn was super annoying btw, and the reflector seems to go against standard Reflector Etiquette which is "white= front" and "red= rear". Maybe I should shut up... I could be swaying my victory!!!
06-27-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

"Light water is simply ordinary water that does...

"Light water is simply ordinary water that does not contain large amounts of deuterium (https://energyeducation.ca/encyclopedia/Deuterium), making it distinct from heavy water...
06-25-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 23,156
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL1bymNoeKo&t=3s ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL1bymNoeKo&t=3s

Was this in this thread already? I did a quick scan, and I couldn't place it... I'll place this right here.
06-25-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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(don't be hating on this guy just because he's oh so much more rad than...
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