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09-17-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,293
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I bought a long sleeve wool jersey online at a...

I bought a long sleeve wool jersey online at a bargain price. It was a nice low key beige. I was such a newb that I didn't notice the rainbow stripes around the neck. I still wear it, and no one...
09-17-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,878
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I'd do a single speed or possibly a suicide hub...

I'd do a single speed or possibly a suicide hub fixie. A fixed gear schwinn with very slack angles (and very big lights) was my favorite winter commuter. It gives you a great feel for road...
09-17-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,980
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

While skeletal size has changed over a...

While skeletal size has changed over a generation, (walk across a college campus if you don't believe me) I don't think anyone has yet mentioned weight weenieism. Given the same gauge and heat treat...
09-11-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,342
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Once wacked a pin back in on my desk with a...

Once wacked a pin back in on my desk with a stapler. (It was a Swingline.)
09-05-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 248,994
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

338717 Picked up this Club Fuji an another in...

338717
Picked up this Club Fuji an another in 58 cm foro\ $100. Sold the pictured 55cm for $189 (half the original catalog price) in 2 hours. Certainly enough left over to put a 11-28 Mega7...
08-28-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,583
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I believe there is another relationship to...

I believe there is another relationship to consider with regard to seat tube angle: torso angle. The extreme example would be tri bikes, where because the torso angle is nearly horizontal, the ST...
08-23-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Fuji Club followed me home

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This is one of two 1984 Fuji Clubs that followed me home last night. This one is a 55cm and the other is a 58cm. I usually ride a 60cm, but the red and yellow paint is dead sexy and I...
08-21-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 57,959
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Fuji Top Touring in Minneapolis ...

Fuji Top Touring in Minneapolis
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/3997588591.html
disclaimer: I am selling this bike
08-19-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Get a crank puller. Unscrew the crank bolts....

Get a crank puller. Unscrew the crank bolts. Pull the crank. Unscrew the big nut on the non-drive side. Unscrew the non-drive side cone. Remove the spindle and all the ball bearings. Clean out the...
08-19-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,237
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

What's wrong with the 830? First, you could...

What's wrong with the 830? First, you could probably pay to have it fixed for less than either of the bikes. Almost certainly, you could buy the tools. If you need more cool, check out the drop...
08-14-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

RT: Where on bikesdirect do they list tires?...

RT:

Where on bikesdirect do they list tires? I could use some decent tubbies at decent prices.
06-27-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,881
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Rather than regular wheel bearing grease, I often...

Rather than regular wheel bearing grease, I often use lithium grease from the auto parts store. It is a bit less thick, and has the reputation for being much less stiff at low temps. See Minnesota...
06-15-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,568
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I suppose it depends on what you define as...

I suppose it depends on what you define as innovation. I would cite slant parallelogram derailleurs, dual-pivot brakes, index shifting, aluminum and carbon fiber frames, and most recently di2 as...
06-15-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,173
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Black for business attire and evening wear; green...

Black for business attire and evening wear; green for casual dress.
06-15-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,568
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

My daily rider Centurion rocks Shimagnolo. Campy...

My daily rider Centurion rocks Shimagnolo. Campy shifters are rebuildable; Shimano derailleurs are disposable. Shiftmate in between. Also runs Shimano cranks and Campy brakes, but the former is OE...
06-11-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,843
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Riding in to work this morning on my 86 Centurion...

Riding in to work this morning on my 86 Centurion w some modern upgrades, I wondered what it will be like for C&V enthusiasts of the future. The '86 beneath me was made while I was a sophomore in...
06-10-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

A wee bit more money, but I was looking for an 83...

A wee bit more money, but I was looking for an 83 Raleigh Prestige and this popped up:
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/bar/3792104979.html

To Raleigh experts, I thought the Prestige had 531 tubing?
06-10-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Said Sheldon Brown: The easiest and fastest...

Said Sheldon Brown:
The easiest and fastest method to break in a new saddle is with a liquid leather dressing, such as neats-foot oil, Lexol, seal oil (a French favorite) or baseball glove oil.....
06-08-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I own a Voyageur 11.8 and commuted on it for...

I own a Voyageur 11.8 and commuted on it for several years. It has a fairly short top tube and that short stem, so the riding position is fairly upright. If this is your first road bike, that is a...
06-07-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,314
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I have a similar build (6'2" with a 34" inseam). ...

I have a similar build (6'2" with a 34" inseam). I found the key was using a longer stem to get the bars in front of me. Not only was the position better, but it seems to slow the steering response...
06-07-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,209,238
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I can't make out the stamp on the seat. Is that...

I can't make out the stamp on the seat. Is that a Brooks Flyer or a more affordable knockoff? How do you like it on road and off? I've been considering a similar saddle for the Trek 820 drop bar...
06-07-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,209,238
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

[QUOTE=mainstreetexile;15716300]Sweet, I think...

[QUOTE=mainstreetexile;15716300]Sweet, I think this is the first elevated chainstay drop-bar conversion I've seen.

+1. That is funktastic.
06-07-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,314
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Handlebars are fun. I like the Northroads if...

Handlebars are fun.

I like the Northroads if you flip them for a shallow drop. If you get the reach right they are very comfy, get you out of the wind a little, and look very old school cool.
...
06-07-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,926
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

What was old is new again. To quote the...

What was old is new again. To quote the beatified Sheldon Brown, a scorcher is "A fast, reckless cyclist who scares horses and old folks. This term was current in the late 19th century."

Adding a...
05-28-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Question: Assuming one finds the correct...

Question: Assuming one finds the correct adjustment length, couldn't one push some epoxy, or flow some solder into the cable stop, to make it more permanent?
05-28-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 69,005
Views: 11,147,894
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Cannondale ST500 tourer ...

Cannondale ST500 tourer
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/3807519895.html
05-23-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,939
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I have a Coppi Neuron OS in the back of the...

I have a Coppi Neuron OS in the back of the garage. Came to me equipped with Dura Ace 9 speed which came out in 97 according the the late great Sheldon. It is the fastest bike in my stable. This...
04-29-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

In my opinion the Trek 520 is a very nice touring...

In my opinion the Trek 520 is a very nice touring frame. Also in my opinion the Tiagra is barely passable. Finally, in my opinion, the adjustable stem is fugly.

I think the price may be a bit...
04-27-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I'd say "yup" with the possible difficulty of an...

I'd say "yup" with the possible difficulty of an 11 tooth gear on an older hub. From the late great Master Brown:
http://sheldonbrown.com/speeds.html

Shimano Freehub Cassette Systems (and...
04-25-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,701
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I have a black 11.8 like the '81 pictured, and...

I have a black 11.8 like the '81 pictured, and the stock brakes worked when I swapped in 700c rims.

My biggest problem with the bike is that the stem is smaller than most, so I have been stuck...
03-26-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Great Thread! RFC's first picture seems to...

Great Thread!

RFC's first picture seems to make a case for leaving your left brake lever connected to the front brake. That way you still have a hand on your main brake while drawing the Glock...
01-25-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,356
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

295354 295355 Schwinn Supersport...

295354
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Schwinn Supersport rattlecanned black, fixed gear, halogen lawn lamp on the reflector bracket, fish finder battery in the old saddlebag, red strobe on the planet bike rear fender.
01-24-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,356
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I've been thinking of doing this with a Fiori in...

I've been thinking of doing this with a Fiori in my garage; the pink and blue paint was nasty then, but the triple-butted Ishiwata ain't bad. I have some nice old tubular wheels, a modern double...
01-21-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZqrN4fyI0s ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZqrN4fyI0s

for indoor urban mountain bike racing. Hey, its -10 F here this morning
01-15-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Definitely check out Hiawatha Cyclery. They have...

Definitely check out Hiawatha Cyclery. They have odd hours, but they like C&V stuff. There are some beautiful older bikes on the walls there.

You should check out the Angry Catfish, bicycle and...
10-09-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,096
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I know I and others have lightly hit the rusty...

I know I and others have lightly hit the rusty dings with very fine steel wool and then clear nail polish. Minor aesthetic change (if any), preserves against rust, and costs under $2.
09-19-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,998
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I'm bummed Shimano seems to have discontinued the...

I'm bummed Shimano seems to have discontinued the Mega 7 freewheel that sheldon raved about here:
http://sheldonbrown.com/mega7/
I was so taken with his description that I have a new 11-28 in my...
09-17-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,686
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

shame the panaracer passhunter seems to gone now.

shame the panaracer passhunter seems to gone now.
09-17-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

There are a lot of bike shops in Mpls. I have not...

There are a lot of bike shops in Mpls. I have not been to all of them by far.

I dig Hiawatha Cyclery. Jim, one of the coowners rode a Raleigh Sports for group rides I did with them, and most of...
08-29-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,984
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I am 6'2" and rode the last year of Schwinn Super...

I am 6'2" and rode the last year of Schwinn Super Sport as a winter fixie for at least a couple winters.
You can see a picture of one incarnation at the link below:...
08-23-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 68,890
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

It's Thursday. Isn't it supposed to be Nasi...

It's Thursday. Isn't it supposed to be Nasi Gorang night?

Steak Knife Sally whose offline name is Paul Bosman, has some Gouda and some of those chocolate sprinkles I used to eat on toast stashed...
08-16-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,059
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

A little later than you are looking for, but I...

A little later than you are looking for, but I picked up a Coppi Neuron with 9 speed dura-ace for less than $700.
Besides loving the way it rides, it combines the fillet brazing of my Schwinn Super...
08-16-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,126
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Am just finishing a build for my 14 yo...

Am just finishing a build for my 14 yo goddaughter. A raleigh sports with the flipped north roads bar, mudguards removed, and centerpull brakes fitted. A sort of of hot-rod pathracer for a young...
08-15-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,298
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I'm a big centurian fan, so I vote for the dave...

I'm a big centurian fan, so I vote for the dave scott. You could always locktite a cog and bottom bracket ring on, stick with the inner chainwheel as Robbietunes suggests and have the thing running...
08-08-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

I have a voyageur 11.8 in the garage. Price...

I have a voyageur 11.8 in the garage. Price depends on the market you are in, but they generally go for under $200 around here. They usually run just about 20 pounds.

Things you may not like as...
02-10-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Bianchi girl Glad to see you are still here,...

Bianchi girl

Glad to see you are still here, but my how your stable has grown. I do think of you when I see small celeste frames.
I haven't spent much time on the forum for a couple years, since...
02-10-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Shimano friction bar end shifter question

I was down in the basement laboratory frankensteining an older Trek 820 into a sorta gravel grinder when I ran into difficulty, and I need fresh brains.

I have installed a set of Gary bars and the...
09-23-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,397
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

While I like my frame size (61 cm), there is one...

While I like my frame size (61 cm), there is one exception. Very short wheelbase frames, like track bikes look weird.

Could be because I endoed a 58cm track frame while using the front brake and...
09-22-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Some Shimano shifters used a proprietary boss. I...

Some Shimano shifters used a proprietary boss. I have converted standard cable adjusters to fit with a dremel tool, but if you want use downtube shifters, you may be stuck with something other than...
05-25-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,160
Posted By SteakKnifeSally

Beware the Shimano shifter boss

I converted my 86 Centurian Elite RS to 9 speed Ergos shifting an ultegra rear d through a shiftmate, and I love it.

However, my 86 centurion used the proprietary shimano downtube shifter bosses. ...
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