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04-11-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,334
Posted By Deepcherry

I do not understand why anyone would buy a new...

I do not understand why anyone would buy a new bike, let alone a cheap new bike. Period.
04-03-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,788
Posted By Deepcherry

noglider. Thanks for the link, here is a more...

noglider. Thanks for the link, here is a more direct link to that article:
https://www.hunker.com/12275090/how-to-dispose-of-oxalic-acid-solution

According to that information simply dumping it...
04-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Deepcherry

Is that cork still in there?

Is that cork still in there?
04-01-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Ha thanks, we're getting there slowly. For the...

Ha thanks, we're getting there slowly.
For the decals I am using Vallejo model acrylics for the decals with a tiny liner brush. Not perfect, although the paintwork is quite rough, having 'complete'...
04-01-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,788
Posted By Deepcherry

Some of the advice worries me when it comes to...

Some of the advice worries me when it comes to disposal of domestic chemicals.
I have been pondering on the environmental issue of these kind of acid baths, as in what do people do with this stuff...
04-01-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Got better at one-handedly fixing up the tatty...

Got better at one-handedly fixing up the tatty decals, here is today's repair to the other side.
This side is much worse than the drive-side, huge areas of decals missing. That top tube is going to...
04-01-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Now two weeks after my spill, I am happy to...

Now two weeks after my spill, I am happy to report that there is an big improvement in my shoulder.
Plenty of rest and a good diet, along with some regular light activity, apparently without...
03-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

About as much as I am able to do physically, I...

About as much as I am able to do physically, I got out some acrylic paint to try and rough out some repair work on the old shredded zombie decals.
🧟‍♀️
I love their colour, acidic green metallic...
03-20-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

As they say in Spain "Ojalá", meaning let's hope...

As they say in Spain "Ojalá", meaning let's hope so!
I would love to be back in the saddle within a month, I have no experience of a typical bone-curing period. I suppose I will know it when I feel...
03-20-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Wow, that sounds a bit too soon, but if it worked...

Wow, that sounds a bit too soon, but if it worked for you.... Even with a punctured lung?
03-19-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Thank you all very much for sharing your...

Thank you all very much for sharing your experiences.
I believe that one important guide on the path to recovery is to recognise good advice from the medical professionals, but it is real life...
03-18-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

I shall be avoiding any surgery at the moment, as...

I shall be avoiding any surgery at the moment, as I am not feeling discomfort and the bone appears to be set, I can hardly notice any visual difference between left and right, save the small bulge.
03-18-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Still broken? wow interesting advice to get...

Still broken? wow

interesting advice to get a referral from a club, I have time for that now! Thank you.
03-18-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Showers are difficult! amongst other things. ...

Showers are difficult! amongst other things.
Well I can only hope that I am cured within the month, though I am prepared for a longer recovery.
03-18-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

gasp! That was my fear! At least I can actually...

gasp! That was my fear! At least I can actually flex my arm muscles without pain.
03-18-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Thanks for your replies. Obviously the...

Thanks for your replies.

Obviously the doctors have seen this a million times and each patient is different. I understand fully that this needs time and patience to heal correctly.
Theoretically...
03-18-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By Deepcherry

My preference is to use a child and/or a stick....

My preference is to use a child and/or a stick. The stick can be used to prop the bike or to prod junior into submission. Either way, it's a winner....
03-18-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By Deepcherry

Since yesterday I am very very happy I wore my...

Since yesterday I am very very happy I wore my helmet.
03-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Copy that. "Just keep my chest out, back...

Copy that. "Just keep my chest out, back straight " was the advice. "Come back in three weeks"
It seems peculiar that it does not hurt at all when relaxing, but a sneeze or forgetful movement sends...
03-18-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,583
Posted By Deepcherry

Large wheel diameter would effect aerodynamics...

Large wheel diameter would effect aerodynamics too- longer spokes create more drag.

Therefore a BMX wheel would be the best option
03-18-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,354
Posted By Deepcherry

I don't mind the presta valve itself but I just...

I don't mind the presta valve itself but I just can't seem to find a decently-fitting pump attachment (or pump). I have mountain bikes and not road bikes and find that all my rims are sized to fit a...
03-18-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Deepcherry

Broken collar bone, what now?

Hello all.
I took a little tumble yesterday on a wild trek and immediately knew my left collar bone was broken.
This is actually my first ever bone break, well into my forties, so it was about...
03-17-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Deepcherry

Hey you could stuff the bar and indeed the whole...

Hey you could stuff the bar and indeed the whole frame full of corks and have an amphibious bicycle. That would be

a w e s u m
03-17-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17,004
Views: 1,813,218
Posted By Deepcherry

Exactly what just happened to me!

Exactly what just happened to me!
03-17-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17,004
Views: 1,813,218
Posted By Deepcherry

Kona in the hills.

Went out with some friends for a trip around the hill today. Amazing ride until the trip to hospital. I fractured my clavicle.


...
03-16-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Deepcherry

Can you get a long bendy stick like hazel in from...

Can you get a long bendy stick like hazel in from the other end and push it out?
03-16-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,121,336
Posted By Deepcherry

Just built this Stumpy ...

Just built this Stumpy

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/920x1280/674eb17c_7813_4943_bf21_d633821e1e72_6b34a39b7979b9cb1ebf39a99b740e1f3db903a7.jpeg
03-16-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Agreed, I am loving the simple black & silver...

Agreed, I am loving the simple black & silver component mix over a red frame. Thanks for the heads-up re tube interiors.

26 1/4 lb. I don't think I can get it much lighter and yet keep it mountain...
03-16-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

The best compromise for what I want, I lifted...

The best compromise for what I want, I lifted these 'controversial' LX brifters off a rusty alpinestars. They make for a tidy, uncluttered forward cockpit.

The silver crank rightly had to go back...
03-15-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Deepcherry

I do not really understand your point, but I do...

I do not really understand your point, but I do know that if he's going to blame me for splitting his bottom bracket he shouldn't even be holding a wrench!
03-15-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Thanks. Yep, I drilled it, 2mm hole below and...

Thanks.
Yep, I drilled it, 2mm hole below and 6mm up top.
I have not done any calculations but my engineer's ears tell me it will be great for the use I will put it to.
03-15-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

At some point I will try to find the correct...

At some point I will try to find the correct stem, but for the moment this one will do. Do we trust drilled stems for cable routing?
Time will tell....
03-14-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

This is the likely working setup, I am pleased...

This is the likely working setup, I am pleased with the quality of the components and also the simple aesthetics. I refitted the lightweight saddle it came with, which is very comfortable. The...
03-14-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Deepcherry

Thank you very much! Now released without any...

Thank you very much! Now released without any fear.
03-14-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Deepcherry

1992-3 Specialized Stumpjumper BB type

Hello, whilst stripping down my stumpy I am as always having some doubts removing the BB. So here I stop 🛑 before ripping it out of the frame. Is it English threaded, RHS: Lefty-tighty and LHS:...
03-13-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

I suppose there should be a plastic sleeve within...

I suppose there should be a plastic sleeve within the noodle to prevent cable abrasion. Rear brake mocked up and working with horrible colour-matched pads I had spare.
...
03-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

... and sizing up the STX cantis. I love the STX...

... and sizing up the STX cantis. I love the STX stuff with its dark chrome finish. These match both the headset and RD, and I have an STX bottom-pull FD but it needs an adapter to fit the seat tube....
03-13-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

I have been looking at the various methods of...

I have been looking at the various methods of non-mechanical and non-paint damaging rust removal, and I still find that a paper kitchen towel soaked in household white vinegar left overnight works...
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Deepcherry

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x1136/985f4f0c_680f_41f7_80b8_ac5fc18060d6_png_1a7337d69d47009da5fe0fe15d7d12825e626c01.jpeg...
03-12-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Here is the latest, for now it is just missing...

Here is the latest, for now it is just missing brakes (cantis for sure), chain and shifters, along with the cabling which I love doing, as it is the last job before tuning and maiden flight.
A real...
03-11-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Scheisse!! Kann ich nicht mein fahrrad finden! ...

Scheisse!! Kann ich nicht mein fahrrad finden!

Aber vielen dank.
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Deepcherry

Thank you for your input everyone, I may just...

Thank you for your input everyone, I may just have to check this one out.

Regards
03-11-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Suddenly I like the black wheels with silver stem...

Suddenly I like the black wheels with silver stem & post.... mmm lovely bike sir.
03-11-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

I since uncovered the bb stamping and it says...

I since uncovered the bb stamping and it says 92M2657, could it be a '92, I wonder.
03-11-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Thanks! I think the paint is original judging...

Thanks!
I think the paint is original judging by the meagre remains of the fork decals.

It is hill where we are, Rocky and forests, some incredible goat tracks !!
03-11-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Next we will see if the all-chrome STX or...

Next we will see if the all-chrome STX or black/silver Deore crank set go with the wheel choice.

Basically, to me, red bikes rock with any black/silver combo, and while the frame is a wee bit...
03-11-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

That's a transparent dealer sticker. Thanks...

That's a transparent dealer sticker.

Thanks for your vote!
03-11-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Black wheels or silver? I am erring towards the...

Black wheels or silver? I am erring towards the silver mavics with stx-rc (7-sp rear) hubs. Later it will get some deore thumbies if I can get them to work.
...
03-11-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

I have different wheels for different uses, that...

I have different wheels for different uses, that way my favourite Kona CC gets to do touring and some trails.
The track going downhill from my house negates any possibility of putting slicks on my...
03-11-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,076
Posted By Deepcherry

Regarding the seat tube, I just "un-pinched it"...

Regarding the seat tube, I just "un-pinched it" by eye and it accepts a 27.0mm seat post. That will do it then.
...
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