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07-16-19, 03:19 AM
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Posted By southpier

"prison stash"

"prison stash"
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Views: 129
Posted By southpier

age? condition?

age?

condition?
07-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By southpier

wow; lotsa input and I appreciate everyone's...

wow; lotsa input and I appreciate everyone's opinion & advice.

just got back from a ride (usual 22 - 24 miles on bike path & local streets). I tried to mimic the downtube shift motion and found...
07-15-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By southpier

I don't think the cables are too short, but...

I don't think the cables are too short, but rather the bag too wide. I even took the side pockets off of it.

although I agree there would be a more gradual sweep, i'm not smart enough to figure...
07-15-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By southpier

yeah. those ones are not even on my radar. I...

yeah. those ones are not even on my radar. I bought a circa late '60s/ early '70s Raleigh that had those. rather than muck it up, just sold it and broke even.
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By southpier

I have no qualms about the value of the...

I have no qualms about the value of the experience. it's finding the right person to purchase it. tuition is expensive and I could not buy what I learned futzing around with this project.

I simply...
07-14-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By southpier

yeah, huh. I've probably got 8# of "stuff" in my...

yeah, huh. I've probably got 8# of "stuff" in my handlebar bag. did I mention I've just added a rain cape to my kit? s i g h . . . . .

but I never thought of not using the bosses. wonder if a...
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By southpier

fair questions & good perspectives #10...

fair questions & good perspectives #10 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) , #11 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11) , & #12...
07-13-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By southpier

downtube shifters

thinking out loud and welcoming constructive input:

surly lht w/ drop bars & bar end shifters - love it.

downside is that the shift cables foul on the Berthoud handlebar bag. they kink at the...
07-13-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,800
Posted By southpier

go cloth, twine, & shellac, or stay home! ...

go cloth, twine, & shellac, or stay home!

https://www.rivbike.com/pages/handlebar-wrap-and-twine-finish
07-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,816
Posted By southpier

what's the rush about?

what's the rush about?
07-13-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By southpier

understanding the reality of a budget - but if a...

understanding the reality of a budget - but if a bike (or anything) isn't a pleasure to use, it won't be.

try as many bikes as possible before letting the $$$ be your deciding point.

LBSs don't...
07-09-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By southpier

that is my favorite way to work also (hanging)...

that is my favorite way to work also (hanging) but the landlord has moved his stuff into the garage and bolloxed up the butterworks.

what project for the strollers? orange crate derby entry?...
07-08-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By southpier

oh for cryin' out loud. first . . . mtv. then...

oh for cryin' out loud. first . . . mtv. then it's pac-man. then phones with a camera. now we got 10 cog gazettes. what next? chocolate milk mixed right inna bottle?
07-08-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By southpier

time may be on your side with this project....

time may be on your side with this project. anything used to saturate the fastener will most likely be flammable, so i'd be a tad reluctant antagonizing it with an open flame. I would also be...
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By southpier

that's why the good lord made scotch tape.

that's why the good lord made scotch tape.
07-07-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By southpier

huh . . . the freewheel has 5 things with bumps...

huh . . . the freewheel has 5 things with bumps on them and the thingie with pedals has 2. that's not a tenner? with 8 usable? I only use parks chain brite and then prolink. I thought the vernacular...
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By southpier

for 6k, I hope it comes with stickers!

for 6k, I hope it comes with stickers!
07-06-19, 11:12 AM
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Views: 139,710
Posted By southpier

they all look like angels to me

they all look like angels to me
07-06-19, 10:00 AM
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Views: 579
Posted By southpier

I can live with that. this bike isn't going to be...

I can live with that. this bike isn't going to be a serious rider, but a foo-foo three miler for those after supper "I don't wanna go inside yet" 'round the neighborhood rides.
07-06-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By southpier

possibly. i'm going to ride it a bit in the hope...

possibly. i'm going to ride it a bit in the hope it goes away . . .
07-06-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By southpier

thanks, Bro. i'm all about cycling-safety.

thanks, Bro. i'm all about cycling-safety.
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By southpier

I hate "reality checks" but applaud your...

I hate "reality checks"


but applaud your candor!
07-05-19, 07:51 PM
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Views: 139,710
Posted By southpier

interesting. I like Walter Pidgeon. do you know...

interesting. I like Walter Pidgeon. do you know if the bicycle was included, or was it simply a macguffin? i'll try to find the movie on the internet. thanks

wow: that was easy -...
07-05-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By southpier

Chain click

why?

I originally thought it to be a stiff link but there may be more to it. when the chain rounds the next to largest cog (and on the big chainring) I hear a click. one per revolution of the...
07-05-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By southpier

simple green is nasty ****

simple green is nasty ****
07-05-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By southpier

it's the brake cleaner in the aerosol can you...

it's the brake cleaner in the aerosol can you gotta watch!
07-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,609
Posted By southpier

too bad you can't figure out how to get those for...

too bad you can't figure out how to get those for free, too. I never cease to be amazed . . . .
07-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,609
Posted By southpier

it's okay. I just dump everything behind dad's...

it's okay. I just dump everything behind dad's garage. next to where he dumps his oil change oil.
07-05-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 139,710
Posted By southpier

don't. I repeat: DON'T do an internet search for...

don't. I repeat: DON'T do an internet search for Rogue Male with your "safe-search" setting "Off" !!!

one of the quintessentially weird Peter O'toole movies has him buying a tandem with wicker...
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Views: 571
Posted By southpier

the sweet spot from velocals seems to be 10$...

the sweet spot from velocals seems to be 10$ each. yours are listed @ 25$ : https://velocals.com/trek-seat-tube-wrap/

if yours are waterslide (not peel & stick), there's a good possibility they...
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By southpier

Value - in general terms

will a bike of no particular "specialness" become more or less valuable with equipment changes?
07-03-19, 08:49 PM
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Posted By southpier

Brooks Champion Flyer in honey w/ black rails &...

Brooks Champion Flyer in honey w/ black rails & springs/ Renaissance wax & polish
06-30-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By southpier

I can't say I've not been bit by that gremlin....

I can't say I've not been bit by that gremlin. when I had the bike in question put together for its test ride, I hadn't tightened the handlebar in the stem. as I applied the brakes, the bar rotated...
06-29-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By southpier

you must be checking the Magic 8 Ball because...

you must be checking the Magic 8 Ball because these are all of the concerns I have (honjo fenders / vo racks front & back) and the added interest of not scratching my paint. the rear wheel slides so...
06-29-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By southpier

Order of operations - ???

I took apart a bike and painted the frame. now I want to re-assemble but am not sure of the sequence.

so far:

forks on/ stem & handlebars / seatpost on

front & rear derailleurs on

new...
06-29-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By southpier

oh. I did a search and this popped up. figured if...

oh. I did a search and this popped up. figured if a started a thread some doo-dah would tell me to do a search. harrumph.
06-29-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By southpier

maybe I can make some sense out of this and not...

maybe I can make some sense out of this and not have to start another thread:

I took apart a bike and painted the frame. now I want to re-assemble but am not sure of the sequence.

so far:
...
06-29-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By southpier

nice piece of kit. if any consolation, three...

nice piece of kit. if any consolation, three years and another bike from now you'll be looking into pelican cases!
06-29-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By southpier

I always thought it was 2.2#

I always thought it was 2.2#
06-28-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By southpier

Home - Rat Rod Bikes (http://www.ratrodbikes.com/)

Home - Rat Rod Bikes (http://www.ratrodbikes.com/)
06-28-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By southpier

thanks. tomorrow morning's first project. ...

thanks. tomorrow morning's first project.

edit: big cog on the freewheel was 28 teeth!
06-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By southpier

Sachs-Huret derailleur

okay, now that we've beat the hacksaw conundrum into the ground, I have a serious and imminent question regarding a 1984 Peugeot mixie (P-17?) I have on the new Parks repair stand. to wit: the rear...
06-28-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,719
Posted By southpier

I was using a pressure washer to clean a pool...

I was using a pressure washer to clean a pool filter about 10 years ago. I got my finger in the way of the spray nozzle and before I felt the burn I had pressure washed it right to the bone....
06-26-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By southpier

I didn't recognize the name, but by sight I think...

I didn't recognize the name, but by sight I think that's the stand I had used for my employer's/ family's bikes. I did like it and the wide footprint gave it stability.
06-25-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By southpier

I ended up ordering this one: Park Tool PCS-4...

I ended up ordering this one: Park Tool PCS-4 Deluxe Home Mechanic Repair Stand

it'll end up in my estate sale for pennies on the dollar, wait an' see.
06-25-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By southpier

thanks. I wear an XL to fit my rotundedness torso...

thanks. I wear an XL to fit my rotundedness torso but have them hemmed so the pocket usually goes away in the process.
06-25-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,719
Posted By southpier

the Parks saw, I call him "Blue-Boy" now proudly...

the Parks saw, I call him "Blue-Boy" now proudly answers the call to all of my metallurgically separating sessions!
Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,046
Posted By southpier

somewhere in my riding-reading history I remember...

somewhere in my riding-reading history I remember the "old-schoolers" used to carry a sheet of newspaper to be tucked into their jersey to block wind. I simply up-dated their idea with more current...
06-24-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By southpier

whew; so many choices. I've had parks, even...

whew; so many choices.

I've had parks, even the pro-stand mentioned with the two ton baseplate. the benchtop model, the three legged one. my best method is hanging my bike from the garage ceiling...
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