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02-22-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By gearbasher

I leave about 2" and cap them with heat shrink...

I leave about 2" and cap them with heat shrink tubing. You can find heat shrink in a number of colors and it is easily removed if you have to pull the cable out for some reason.
02-02-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By gearbasher

I use KMC chains (the cheapest ones) on my Campy...

I use KMC chains (the cheapest ones) on my Campy Record 9 and 10 speeds. I noticed they were a little noisy. But after using them for years, I don't notice it anymore. Then again, after 30+ years...
01-25-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By gearbasher

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1107x1708/bike_1_c1c503d989fe4c7a963a85de7f477983867ce2a7.jpg...
01-24-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,409
Posted By gearbasher

For the totally mechanically inept, I tell them...

For the totally mechanically inept, I tell them to loosen it like your taking the cap off a bottle. EX: I once built a mantle clock for a now ex-girlfriend and it was running fast. She called me and...
01-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,875
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1610546981_278ee9dc095ad727534293c495af8566b46fd601.jpeg...
01-02-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,270
Posted By gearbasher

I consider this ugly as sin. I bought it...

I consider this ugly as sin. I bought it sight-unseen from Branford bike. They told me it was red, white and green done "tastefully". Now, I'm 75% Italian and 25% Sicilian, but 100% American and I...
12-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By gearbasher

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a...

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a couple on hand.
10-26-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,240
Posted By gearbasher

Well, I did 33 years as a conveyor mechanic /...

Well, I did 33 years as a conveyor mechanic / electronics technician with the USPS. Retired 5 years ago. It seems like the USPS really declined in the last 5 years. Coincidence? Anyhow, I have some...
10-25-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By gearbasher

Excel has Italian ones in stock. ...

Excel has Italian ones in stock.
...
09-14-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By gearbasher

I had a double blowout and I was carrying one...

I had a double blowout and I was carrying one spare tube and a patch kit. I figured, I'm golden. I put the spare tube in the front wheel and proceeded to pump it with my Silca. Three strokes later,...
08-25-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,211
Posted By gearbasher

I've cold set 5 of my frames from 126 to 130. All...

I've cold set 5 of my frames from 126 to 130. All done on my basement floor with a 2 x 4, a ruler, string, dropout alignment tools and a derailleur hanger alignment tool. Not a single problem with...
08-03-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By gearbasher

This link should work. But, it is not a secure...

This link should work. But, it is not a secure link.

http://www.oldvelos.com/bike-of-the-month-august-2020/
07-31-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By gearbasher

rode three hours a day down to three hours...

rode three hours a day
down to three hours every week
covid really sucks
07-21-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,355
Posted By gearbasher

Keeping with the current theme: ...

Keeping with the current theme:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/634x831/20308478_7624357_image_m_11_1572317137195_56a1fd219679753c3d64d4ff5d83ecac6ee69c06.jpg...
07-02-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,355
Posted By gearbasher

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Not actually on a...

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Not actually on a bike, but it's there....
06-01-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By gearbasher

The weather here is great, also. But, I'm caring...

The weather here is great, also. But, I'm caring for my 93 y.o. mom. So, I'm not chancing bringing anything into the house. I guess: "No good deed goes unpunished."

As far as the type of flat, I...
05-30-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By gearbasher

It doesn't even have to be that big of a...

It doesn't even have to be that big of a difference. On one build, I had a fully chromed fork and the crown race seat looked as if it was milled before they chromed it. I know chrome destroys mill...
05-27-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By gearbasher

More punctures than I care to discuss. ...

More punctures than I care to discuss.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x758/dsc01262_8aa565470ef1d0dde9075dbf714b7c1f72f4dd51.jpg

Not all of them are empty. But, none...
05-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By gearbasher

That's it! Game over, man! Game over!

That's it! Game over, man! Game over!
05-20-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,796
Posted By gearbasher

This only means there will be thousands of bikes...

This only means there will be thousands of bikes on Craig's list when this is over.
04-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,641
Posted By gearbasher

Here you go. But now it's right hand drive. ...

Here you go. But now it's right hand drive.
...
04-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By gearbasher

Rear cable is coming off the chainstay cable stop...

Rear cable is coming off the chainstay cable stop at a funky angle. That could be causing some heartaches. Maybe you need a step down ferrule?...
03-29-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By gearbasher

When someone is willing to pay more than you...

When someone is willing to pay more than you think the bike is worth.
03-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,611
Posted By gearbasher

At least in NYC bike shops are considered...

At least in NYC bike shops are considered essential.

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-bike-shops-fight-to-remain-open-20200322-sjponboaznhvjl64vdocsafzqe-story.html
03-20-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,611
Posted By gearbasher

I guess you don't get my poor attempt at humor....

I guess you don't get my poor attempt at humor. But, I always wondered why they perforated TP anyhow.
02-22-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,577
Posted By gearbasher

I guess they wanted it to sound more French. ...

I guess they wanted it to sound more French.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1587/dsc01189_0739cd8fdf58b4f3ab4873f0715ce087cf3bf3a3.jpg

But, is it truly a blooper if...
02-22-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By gearbasher

Sorry for the poor photos. ...

Sorry for the poor photos.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1198/dsc01185_a8215ed47201e431263ae5face43630d5c8d7b66.jpg

It's actually a Titan. But, I'm taking partial...
02-20-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,391
Posted By gearbasher

Not a major purchase, but a 36 mm socket so I can...

Not a major purchase, but a 36 mm socket so I can use it with a torque wrench on a Park BBT-18. I'm installing one of those pricey SKF bottom brackets (ISIS drive). I'm tired of replacing the...
01-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By gearbasher

Boulder Bikes has world logo repros on sale: ...

Boulder Bikes has world logo repros on sale:

Campagnolo world logo brake hood pair gum - Top quality repro new modern production...
01-26-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,539
Posted By gearbasher

I worked as a conveyor mechanic for the USPS....

I worked as a conveyor mechanic for the USPS. Many moons ago, a package containing a brand new XA was mangled by one of our bulk conveyors. The camera ended up jammed in the head roller. It stalled...
01-23-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,619
Posted By gearbasher

I've updated all my steel to Campy 9 & 10 speed....

I've updated all my steel to Campy 9 & 10 speed. 135 BCD with 50/39 chainrings and 12-23 or 14-23 cassettes. I will use a 13-26 for hillier rides. So, I guess I'm kinda still old school when it comes...
01-23-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,539
Posted By gearbasher

^^^^^^ Funny thing, about a year ago I was...

^^^^^^ Funny thing, about a year ago I was getting out of my car (1960 Volvo PV 544) and another car pulls up to me. The driver said he was a professional photographer and asked if he could take...
01-21-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,539
Posted By gearbasher

Not too C&V, but... ...

Not too C&V, but...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1227/dsc01073_9327a85484f286f749a92345f522bcbb1d2e0f93.jpg
01-10-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,355
Posted By gearbasher

The "bike" comes in around the one minute mark....

The "bike" comes in around the one minute mark. Ringo needs to raise his saddle.

I Feel Fine
12-31-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By gearbasher

I have these from cannibalized Campy...

I have these from cannibalized Campy Record/Chorus RDs. I can't recall if they were 8 or 9 speed. If you think it will work and you want one, PM an address and I'll get it in the mail on Thurs.
...
12-17-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,975
Posted By gearbasher

There are no CitiBike docking stations near...

There are no CitiBike docking stations near Brooklyn College. My niece, who graduated a few years ago from Brooklyn College, says they still have protected area on the campus for locking up bikes.
12-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,975
Posted By gearbasher

I have a friend that commutes to Manhattan from...

I have a friend that commutes to Manhattan from Jersey via ferry, then bike. He uses a total piece of crap bike. Someone stole his brake pads. Nothing is safe. And, he said it made the ride to his...
12-09-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,165
Posted By gearbasher

Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx. Eddy...

Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx. Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx,
Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx. Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, ...
11-09-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,854
Posted By gearbasher

After chastising a driver for cutting a turn in...

After chastising a driver for cutting a turn in front of me without using his directional, he stopped, rolled down his window and said: "You're right. I'm sorry."
A first for me.
11-07-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,355
Posted By gearbasher

Zappa plays a bike.

Zappa plays a bike.
11-02-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,854
Posted By gearbasher

This thread is jogging so many memories. I...

This thread is jogging so many memories.

I was on a ride with a friend and there were a bunch of halfway decent climbs. I was a good climber, but a wussy on the descents. So I'd bury my friend on...
11-01-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,854
Posted By gearbasher

One morning I decided to ride in Central Park...

One morning I decided to ride in Central Park (Manhattan, of course). It was my one and only time, Also, it was years ago and I was younger and stronger. I'm doing laps and I end up with a string of...
11-01-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 36,957
Posted By gearbasher

Oct: 1168 YTD: 11,113 I brought my car to...

Oct: 1168
YTD: 11,113

I brought my car to be inspected the other day and I put a whopping 334 miles on it in the past year.
10-31-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,854
Posted By gearbasher

After a breaking my pelvis in a crash, I'm trying...

After a breaking my pelvis in a crash, I'm trying to walk out of the ER (my brother is getting the car) and one of the nurses offers to help me. Once we get outside, she lights up a cigarette. So, I...
10-28-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By gearbasher

Time to confess!! How many people dropped a...

Time to confess!!

How many people dropped a bearing and after a 20 minute search, purposely dropped another one just to see where it goes? Of course, that was done hoping it would end up near the...
10-26-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,355
Posted By gearbasher

How about Brigitte Bardot: ...

How about Brigitte Bardot:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x702/brigitte_bardot_d92596bd5b6200e8372007dc65979c59c9fb56eb.jpg
...
10-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,052
Posted By gearbasher

Here's one I can't make myself throw away. ...

Here's one I can't make myself throw away.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc00952_1b2d0922d42f5828df284af70cc6aa9adcb71536.jpg
10-04-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By gearbasher

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs...

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs going back to '94

https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Support/support#documentation
10-01-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 36,957
Posted By gearbasher

Weather was beautiful this September. I rode 29...

Weather was beautiful this September. I rode 29 out of the 30 days. 1,394 miles. Brings my YTD (including Oct. 1) to 9,992 miles.
08-28-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,012
Posted By gearbasher

My theory for PRX being rare is that it was...

My theory for PRX being rare is that it was introduced at a time when steel was going out of style.
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