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03-07-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 755
Posted By Bad Lag

Het Volk, your saddle is not "neutral", it has a...

Het Volk, your saddle is not "neutral", it has a distinct downward tilt.

Mine has an ever so slight upward tilt. The angle evolved over decades of use and tweaking for comfort.

One reason I...
02-28-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,994
Posted By Bad Lag

Mine is CrMo lugged steel with unicrown fork and...

Mine is CrMo lugged steel with unicrown fork and a "Made In Japan" decal. I believe it is a 1985 but I bought it long after that from a fellow Bike Forum member. It is a good bike.

Thes...
02-28-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,426
Posted By Bad Lag

This thread is from 2010. Does it qualify as a...

This thread is from 2010. Does it qualify as a C&V thread?
02-27-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,994
Posted By Bad Lag

ZOMBIE ALERT - JUST NOTICED Anyway, here's...

ZOMBIE ALERT - JUST NOTICED

Anyway, here's mine -

Shimano ALFINE 8 speed internally geared hub
Brooks saddle
Velo Orange fenders
Schwalbe KOJAK tires
...
02-23-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Bad Lag

Mine is about 40 years old and is as good or...

Mine is about 40 years old and is as good or better than it was when new.
02-21-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,448
Posted By Bad Lag

To me, the green California Live Oaks against the...

To me, the green California Live Oaks against the grassy, yellow hillsides is the very definition of the California landscape. Wild flowers are wonderful and the greenery is great but I love the...
01-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,223
Posted By Bad Lag

I've once used some boot wax on the BOTTOM of my...

I've once used some boot wax on the BOTTOM of my Brooks Pro (NikWax?). I have used only Proofhide on the top. The saddle is 45 years old and is better than new.
01-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,124
Posted By Bad Lag

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/539x741/rip_bj_2c11541dcad041fc2ec81092a4fb9a114c403843.jpg
01-09-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,124
Posted By Bad Lag

Sad, I visited the Bob Jackson shop in Leeds just...

Sad, I visited the Bob Jackson shop in Leeds just a month or so ago using Google Earth Street View.
01-08-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Bad Lag

That's how mine is, or how mine has evolved.

That's how mine is, or how mine has evolved.
01-08-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,124
Posted By Bad Lag

Here's mine, a vintage 1974 or 75. Thank you,...

Here's mine, a vintage 1974 or 75. Thank you, Bob Jackson, for a lifetime of true, pure joy riding one of your bikes.
...
12-28-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By Bad Lag

Out here in the LA area, there is a sizable...

Out here in the LA area, there is a sizable custom bike craze, most of which are "adult sting rays" of one type or another.
12-22-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 39,439
Posted By Bad Lag

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x483/042_982966ad20dde8cc3b7c74cf45e6efd9981ea01f.jpg
12-22-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,912
Posted By Bad Lag

Riding a bike with your own portrait on it???

Riding a bike with your own portrait on it???
12-13-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,562
Posted By Bad Lag

Here's a bit of an update, a small update. ...

Here's a bit of an update, a small update.

The latex tubes have not worked out too well for me. The rear tube blew out and was replaced with a thin/light butyl tube. I have no idea why it blew...
12-07-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bad Lag

The chain is trying to shift to a lower gear...

The chain is trying to shift to a lower gear (larger cog). Adjust the derailleur.
12-07-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,403
Posted By Bad Lag

That helmet is not DOT-approved.

That helmet is not DOT-approved.
11-19-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,379
Posted By Bad Lag

Right leg over standing on the NDS. Left...

Right leg over standing on the NDS.

Left foot into the clip and strap first.

Then, push and go.
11-18-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bad Lag

That bike was the inspiration for the paint job...

That bike was the inspiration for the paint job currently on my Bob Jackson.

Le Juene used to be fairly popular, but not too popular, around Central Park and New York City in general. Some were...
11-18-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bad Lag

What is the stand-over height (distance from top...

What is the stand-over height (distance from top of top tube to the ground)?
11-14-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By Bad Lag

There is always hope. Hope is all there ever...

There is always hope.

Hope is all there ever really was, is and ever will be.
11-12-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,946
Posted By Bad Lag

Ride your bike like you drive a car -...

Ride your bike like you drive a car - responsibly. Stop at stop signs, obey traffic lights, stay to the right as far as practicable.

Jumping curbs is not okay in a car, so it's not okay on a...
11-01-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bad Lag

The fraud is perpetrated when the act is done. ...

The fraud is perpetrated when the act is done. It matters not what your intentions regarding resale are.

"Mr. Treasury Agent, I made those phony $100 bills as a joke, they are flagrantly not...
10-31-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16,809
Views: 1,787,144
Posted By Bad Lag

I've said it before and I'll probably say it...

I've said it before and I'll probably say it again, "This bike just CANNOT go slowly."

Also, as usual, I have no photos of the ride - a very foggy day down by the beach.

Like SurferRosa, above,...
10-29-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bad Lag

Use a hacksaw blade to cut a groove down the...

Use a hacksaw blade to cut a groove down the middle of the pad. Then squeeze pad and remove from holder.
Adding some lube would not hurt but you have to remove the residue after removal.
10-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Bad Lag

With any sort of rat trap pedal, you want toe...

With any sort of rat trap pedal, you want toe clips. Having your foot slip off the pedal towards the front of the bike will leave you with a gashed calf where the teeth on the pedal eat the back of...
10-15-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Bad Lag

Silca Impero with a Campy head.

Silca Impero with a Campy head.
10-15-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Bad Lag

It's a nice one. But, ummm,... I don't...

It's a nice one.


But, ummm,... I don't know how to tell you this,... the rear brake is backwards.

That's a really dangerous modification, too, because when need to slow down and squeeze the...
10-13-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Bad Lag

Silca sells gaskets for their pumps. What size...

Silca sells gaskets for their pumps. What size is yours?
10-12-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By Bad Lag

Maybe I should just get my old Silca Impero back...

Maybe I should just get my old Silca Impero back on the bike.
10-12-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By Bad Lag

Is this a strength issue you have or are you...

Is this a strength issue you have or are you saying the pump and its seals cannot go over 80 psi? Zefal has a smaller diameter tube, less cross sectional area, so it requires less force to reach a...
10-11-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By Bad Lag

Frame Fit Pumps

I got a flat today. It was my first flat in a very long time. The latex tube failed by blowing out into a spoke recess (even though it was covered with an intact rim strip).

I had a Lyzene...
10-05-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Bad Lag

I posted pics of an example after you posted. ...

I posted pics of an example after you posted.

Does yours have a steel or aluminum fork?
10-05-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Bad Lag

21 lbs means this is something special. ...

21 lbs means this is something special.

Mavic rims, Weinmann brakes, imply decent or better.

Crane rear derailleur is really good but could easily be aftermarket.

Middlemore saddle is...
10-02-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24,043
Views: 2,840,603
Posted By Bad Lag

LOL! The thing is, I know what that object is....

LOL! The thing is, I know what that object is. Having those screws come loose, even a little bit, is bad juju.
09-27-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Bad Lag

That crank has been USED! Steel chain rings with...

That crank has been USED! Steel chain rings with significant wear on the teeth.

I do not understand why no one makes Campagnolo-compatible chain wheels that have steel teeth, even if it was just...
09-27-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By Bad Lag

I have no idea what happened with 79pmooney but...

I have no idea what happened with 79pmooney but for the last ten years or more, I have ridden Challenge Paris-Roubaix and Criterium tires on MAVIC MA-2 rims with ZERO problems. They mount and center...
09-25-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,545
Posted By Bad Lag

57 posts and counting on whether the spring goes...

57 posts and counting on whether the spring goes inside or out....

For you perusing pleasure, only on C&V Forum. :)
09-25-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bad Lag

Maybe you did, but I have not yet gotten there....

Maybe you did, but I have not yet gotten there. ;-)

I had original Crane derailleurs in long and short cage versions, original Dura Ace brakes, Dura Ace hubs, all kinds of stuff. There is nothing...
09-22-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bad Lag

Heck, I'm still using Nuovo Record components. ...

Heck, I'm still using Nuovo Record components.

Shimano's ever-evolving componentry is a blessing and a curse. Innovation is good but when you cannot get spare parts for something only a few years...
09-21-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Bad Lag

Use a hack saw to cut a groove along the...

Use a hack saw to cut a groove along the centerline of the old pad.

Squeeze with a pliers and remove pads.

Remove the rust you are likely to find which is causing the pads to be so hard to...
09-20-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,914
Posted By Bad Lag

Small claims court is free. In fact, you may NOT...

Small claims court is free. In fact, you may NOT bring an attorney.
09-20-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Bad Lag

Could she make a hand-drawn, limited-edition...

Could she make a hand-drawn, limited-edition series? The Nuovo Record rear derailleur is absolutely ICONIC! So, that's a good place to start.

Bicycles tend to look all the same except for the...
09-20-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't see any such link.

I don't see any such link.
09-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 935
Posted By Bad Lag

IMO, it's a HORRIBLE idea. Don't mess with the...

IMO, it's a HORRIBLE idea. Don't mess with the frame.

If you can find a smaller diameter seat post, use a shim to fit the post to the frame.

Honestly and without question, I'd do the shim...
09-20-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Bad Lag

What would be the cost of an original?

What would be the cost of an original?
09-19-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bad Lag

She would ride a trike or a bike with a side car.

She would ride a trike or a bike with a side car.
09-18-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,911
Posted By Bad Lag

Today and yesterday were both fairly normal air...

Today and yesterday were both fairly normal air quality here near the So Cal coast. There was no smoke, no haze, a blue sky, puffy white clouds up high and a gentle breeze out of the south west.
...
09-18-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,251
Posted By Bad Lag

I also got screwed by this new delivery system,...

I also got screwed by this new delivery system, the name of which I have forgotten.

Large freight forwarders pick up and transport the packages to the customer's city. USPS receives those...
09-15-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,911
Posted By Bad Lag

Why, yes, yes I do. It always seems to be a...

Why, yes, yes I do. It always seems to be a headwind, too. :-)

A bit more seriously, there is an almost constant wind out of the west (on-shore). It there isn't, it is usually a Santa Ana wind...
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