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02-06-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Prowler

I consider the tab or knurling on a nut a mere...

I consider the tab or knurling on a nut a mere convince, never enough to really hold the nut in place for tightening. I ALWAYS use two keys for loosening or tightening a binder bolt. It is way to...
02-05-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By due ruote

No issues with doing it that way, but...

No issues with doing it that way, but transplanting a HG body allows going to 9/10 speed, and you no longer need a threaded small cog.
01-26-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By southpawboston

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have...

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have any signs of having been bent or crashed. If it's been bent, it gets tossed.
01-15-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,223
Posted By Oldairhead

I prefer to use mink oil on my saddles and my...

I prefer to use mink oil on my saddles and my reasons are as follows:
My wife is an avid equestrian, one of many on her side of the family. She still rides in two of her grandmothers saddles, one of...
12-30-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting...

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting various frames, I can say that you can do it, but even with good prep work, it (the paint) always looked too thick to me.
12-18-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I bought a NOS DA UG 15T threaded sprocket from...

I bought a NOS DA UG 15T threaded sprocket from Loose Screws (https://www.loosescrews.com/) earlier this year (they possibly list on ebay). It was about $20 shipped (IIRC), which is a bit on the high...
11-26-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,374
Posted By jamesdak

I for one am sick and tired of politics being ...

I for one am sick and tired of politics being brought into everything. This place needs to stay free from that madness. So no, it's silly to let that play a part in the bikes I have or will have...
11-26-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,374
Posted By iab

I would never own a nazi party cycling jersey.

I would never own a nazi party cycling jersey.
11-11-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,083
Posted By SurferRosa

No real long term plans. For the short-term, I...

No real long term plans. For the short-term, I have a bike's worth of '80s Campagnolo for which I'm hunting a nice 56/57 frameset. Parting-out is no fun. Still on the long-term lookout for a 531SL,...
11-06-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By conspiratemus1

Just open Spocalc, go to the Rims page and sort...

Just open Spocalc, go to the Rims page and sort it on ERD. Then find clincher rims that come within 2 mm of the ERD of your current GP4s. Easy peasy.
To be even more confident, take note of what the...
10-31-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By gugie

My favorite paint stripper is my local powder...

My favorite paint stripper is my local powder coater. He'll media blast a frame for $40.
09-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,545
Posted By nlerner

Two words: vertical dropouts ...

Two words: vertical dropouts

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09-22-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Superdan

just tap the cranks. seriously. not worth this...

just tap the cranks. seriously. not worth this headache.
08-21-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,701
Posted By iab

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just...

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just don't live up up to the hype.
08-21-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,701
Posted By Wileyone

Yes, Chorus monoplaner brakes. Hideous...

Yes,

Chorus monoplaner brakes.

Hideous things. Overweight, no cable release. But everyone else seems to love them.
08-07-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 233,766
Posted By non-fixie

That bird feeder model is called "Tantalus", I...

That bird feeder model is called "Tantalus", I believe.
06-19-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By Road Fan

I often read threads non-linearly. And I'm...

I often read threads non-linearly.

And I'm not trained in marketing. If you want to reach all the vintage bike nuts (what, 2000 people worldwide?), I'm not sure the word applies. In practical...
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