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10-08-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By corrado33

Also, another funny thing about this bike. ...

Also, another funny thing about this bike.

The handlebars are definitely original... I know this because they're labeled "Fisher bulge." The 12 year old in me giggled.
10-08-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By corrado33

It is pink, I could probably find nail polish...

It is pink, I could probably find nail polish that matches haha.

In all honesty though, I've gotta sell it. I recently moved to a smaller place and it just doesn't ride as well as my univega from...
10-08-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By corrado33

Help me identify my old "Fisher"

I'm having a hard time finding info on old "Fishers," mainly because you just get sites with the new stuff (all the "Gary Fisher" bikes.)

I'm sure some of you already know exactly what this bike...
09-18-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By corrado33

I have seen this type of adapter in the flesh. It...

I have seen this type of adapter in the flesh. It was very odd and took me a few minutes to figure out.

But about drilling the the center of the bolt out, BMX bikes have done it forever for their...
09-18-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By corrado33

My philips drivers look like your JIS driver...

My philips drivers look like your JIS driver picture above. The actual phillips is what old school phillips screwdrivers look like.
09-18-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By corrado33

Exactly. Unfortunately disc brakes often rub. On...

Exactly. Unfortunately disc brakes often rub. On a mountain bike... no big deal. You're tires make more noise on the ground than the disc brake does. On a road bike? It'd drive me nuts.

I had...
09-18-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By corrado33

Aren't most modern phillips screwdrivers actually...

Aren't most modern phillips screwdrivers actually JIS anyway? (Flat tipped)

I made a thread about this subject... years ago and I think that was mainly the consensus.

With that said, I often...
09-18-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By corrado33

Thanks for the info. Yeah this bike is actually...

Thanks for the info. Yeah this bike is actually super nice. It's an old gary fisher paragon in bright freaking dayglow orange. Unfortunately, the way it came in it was mounted with a 29er (rigid)...
09-16-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By corrado33

Nevermind... I figured it out. By chance I was...

Nevermind... I figured it out. By chance I was holding the thing in the right orientation in the picture and I figured it out from that. Still have no idea what it's called. Such a weird system,...
09-16-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By corrado33

Old Cannondale fork mount cantilevered brake system help?

I've seen this system before, but I forget how it was setup. I also have no idea what it's called. Any help would be appreciated. It seems that it's a cable stop from the lever, but then a "straddle"...
09-15-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By corrado33

I broke my scaphoid when I was younger (8th...

I broke my scaphoid when I was younger (8th grade). I didn't get it in a cast for 2 years (parents thought nothing was wrong so I just dealt with it.)

2 years later doctor said it's broken and has...
09-14-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,843
Posted By corrado33

I don't understand why this question comes up so...

I don't understand why this question comes up so much.

Just attach it to your top tube with straps. I've done it for everything from 6 foot long piping to piano wire. If the sword is curved then...
09-11-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By corrado33

Um... what "side to side rock test" are you...

Um... what "side to side rock test" are you talking about? That's for bearing cones... not quick releases. Quick releases are supposed to be attached TIGHT. Attaching it too tightly should NOT affect...
09-11-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,731
Posted By corrado33

Notice that most of those things are ELECTRONICS....

Notice that most of those things are ELECTRONICS.

Electronics are easily counterfeited. A mechanical object, such as a derailleur, is less easily counterfeited.
09-11-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,702
Posted By corrado33

Really, really bad comparison. Aluminum airplane...

Really, really bad comparison. Aluminum airplane bodies are inspected before every flight and have a very, very set life cycle. Boeing builds planes to be flown for X number of flights before they...
09-11-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,402
Posted By corrado33

Agreed with FBinNY. V-brake levers pull more...

Agreed with FBinNY. V-brake levers pull more cable at less leverage. The leverage is built into the brake arms.

As for braking with your shoe... or... you know... the front brake. Highly......
09-06-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,809
Posted By corrado33

No one is arguing that springs don't get worn...

No one is arguing that springs don't get worn from USE I.E. compression and expansion. What we are arguing is that they get worn from sitting while compressed for long periods of time. Science, (and...
09-05-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By corrado33

I could probably use latex tubes just fine. I...

I could probably use latex tubes just fine. I have many bikes I ride when I'm exercising, and I often cycle them (no pun intended) meaning I HAVE to fill up the tires before every ride, because often...
09-05-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,809
Posted By corrado33

Sorry but no. Science says so. ...

Sorry but no. Science says so.

Extended-time-scale creep measurement on Maraging cantilever blade springs - ScienceDirect...
09-05-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By corrado33

"Hispanic OR white?" I mean.. the pictures...

"Hispanic OR white?"

I mean.. the pictures clearly show an old white man... Are they blind?
09-05-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By corrado33

My black saddle hasn't bled onto my jeans yet. ...

My black saddle hasn't bled onto my jeans yet.

The obenaufs issue you mentioned above was the obenaufs bleeding into your clothing... not the saddle itself.
09-05-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By corrado33

Agreed. Such a hilarious scam. After the tire...

Agreed. Such a hilarious scam. After the tire loses air a bit and you refill it, the very large majority (90-95%) of it is already nitrogen. Paying for nitrogen is... stupid.
09-05-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By corrado33

I've tried using them a few times, but have...

I've tried using them a few times, but have always found them more annoying than anything.

To remove the wheel I simply shift to the smallest cog, loosen the QR, loosen the brakes, then give the...
09-01-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,195
Posted By corrado33

"Oh that's a nice bike" throughout personal history?

I couldn't think of a good way to title this thread, but I thought of it the other day when I was selling a bike.

Before I got into bikes and fixing them, old mountain bikes were just that... old...
09-01-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,771
Posted By corrado33

Well said. I'd like to see the faces of the...

Well said.

I'd like to see the faces of the 1x converts when they go back to a triple and say "Man, it sure is nice to have all these gears. I don't have huge gaps between my shifts anymore!"

I...
09-01-17, 12:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,771
Posted By corrado33

Personal insult? No, not at all. What angers me...

Personal insult? No, not at all. What angers me is that people now-a-day are SO gullible. They buy into EVERY single marketing stunt. So instead of the bicycle companies making huge strides and...
09-01-17, 12:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,849
Posted By corrado33

Is it REALLY a race if not everyone knows they're...

Is it REALLY a race if not everyone knows they're racing? I feel like this is a story of a guy who was passed everyday on his way home from work by a really fast cyclist. He works very hard for...
08-31-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,889
Posted By corrado33

Guys... garmin makes handlebar watch adapters. I...

Guys... garmin makes handlebar watch adapters. I use it for my forerunner all of the time.
...
08-31-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,849
Posted By corrado33

Meh. I think KOMs are a bunch of hogwash because...

Meh. I think KOMs are a bunch of hogwash because people do exactly what you did. Warm up JUST to get the KOM, and that's not what it's there for.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not slow. I'm in the...
08-31-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By corrado33

Uh... it's at the coop I work at... which mean I...

Uh... it's at the coop I work at... which mean I could get it (the frame) for 10s of dollars.
08-31-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,771
Posted By corrado33

I'm honestly surprised the 1x advocates haven't...

I'm honestly surprised the 1x advocates haven't seen through the marketing. Minimal benefits, maximum price. That's the marketing strategy for bike "innovations" now-a-day. 1x included.

Tell me,...
08-31-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By corrado33

Yep! That's the frame. Including the seemingly...

Yep! That's the frame. Including the seemingly "tacked on" name of the bike. It quite literally looks like someone printed out the words with a label maker and stuck them to the frame. So much so...
08-31-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,233
Posted By corrado33

Surly makes steel racks (instead of the aluminum...

Surly makes steel racks (instead of the aluminum that they are usually made out of.)

Cargo | Parts and Accessories | Surly Bikes (http://surlybikes.com/parts/cargo/surly_rack)

If I were you,...
08-31-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,266
Posted By corrado33

How's the brake been? I've had nothing but...

How's the brake been?

I've had nothing but luck with drum brakes/roller brakes and recommend them to anybody I can.
08-31-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By corrado33

According to T-Mar 's asian serial guide, you...

According to T-Mar 's asian serial guide, you have a 1977 Miyata.

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html
08-31-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By corrado33

Did Cinelli make "cheaper" bikes?

A frame came into the shop the other day. It's a Cinelli, and it's purple! (Original paint, Cinelli branding everywhere, including embossed... cast? on top of the fork crown and under the BB.) No...
08-31-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By corrado33

I'd personally use thicker stuff. I use phils...

I'd personally use thicker stuff. I use phils tenacious on freewheels when I rebuild them.

Typically I'll clean them with wd-40 or mineral spirits. Then I'll take the top cone off (reverse...
08-31-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,771
Posted By corrado33

Exactly. A properly adjusted front derailleur...

Exactly. A properly adjusted front derailleur should shift quickly and easily. The benefits outweigh the cons for me.

Benefits:

Much wider gear range
Cheaper
Built in chain guide!
Wear...
08-30-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By corrado33

Outside in the snow? Expect a completely frozen...

Outside in the snow? Expect a completely frozen drivetrain if it gets heavily snowed on. Outside in your garage? Nothing really. It'll work fine.

The marathon winters are good tires. I've had mine...
08-30-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By corrado33

Paul knows his stuff, I'd listen to him. If...

Paul knows his stuff, I'd listen to him.

If you're not a huge fan of the gravdal... look at the nicotine from 45Nrth as well. Seems to be right up your alley. (Super aggressive, studded.)

Don't...
08-30-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,771
Posted By corrado33

What the hell is the point? Is it REALLY......

What the hell is the point? Is it REALLY... REALLY that hard to shift a front derailleur? This is on a bike packing website. You know, the people who load their bikes with 10s of pounds of equipment...
08-30-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,603
Posted By corrado33

Thank you for your well thought out post! In...

Thank you for your well thought out post!

In all honesty though, I don't have any of the problems with the narrow in terms of width. My thighs don't rub. I DO know the feeling of "pressure on the...
08-30-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,603
Posted By corrado33

Sorry, I've made this abundantly clear. I've...

Sorry, I've made this abundantly clear. I've already used one of those measuring devices, and my sit bones measure about 100 -105 mm. There is NO WAY this saddle is too thin for me. If it's too thin...
08-30-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By corrado33

Support AND it gets rid of the need to stop to go...

Support AND it gets rid of the need to stop to go to the bathroom!
08-30-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,206
Posted By corrado33

It's only failing businesses who blame their...

It's only failing businesses who blame their failures on their customers. Have any of you ever watched "Kitchen Nightmares" with Gordon Ramsay? Most often the restaurant owners say "We need more...
08-30-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By corrado33

I've heard they work fine. I've never had to use...

I've heard they work fine. I've never had to use one personally, but wouldn't be opposed to using one if I had to.
08-30-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,206
Posted By corrado33

The bolded sentence is stupid. Why would I...

The bolded sentence is stupid. Why would I WILLINGLY pay MORE for WORSE service? No thanks. I'll use common sense.
08-30-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,206
Posted By corrado33

I know the OP is there to cause trouble, but I...

I know the OP is there to cause trouble, but I can't help agreeing with him on some points.

I also believe that most mechanics at most bike shops around here are college kids will little...
08-30-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By corrado33

Um... is this serious? Go buy any sort of...

Um... is this serious?

Go buy any sort of tightish underwear and you'll be fine. I prefer Jockey or under armor. Seriously... "Boxer Briefs"
08-30-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By corrado33

Agreed with both of these guys. Flush the...

Agreed with both of these guys.

Flush the freewheel with WD-40, then drip some lube down in there. My favorite is thick "oil."
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