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05-24-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By gthomson

Getting old is tough

This old girl is starting to show her age with some superficial surface rust under the cables and near the seams as well as the paint is showing very fine cracks. Nothing too serious ( I hope) and...
05-23-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By delbiker1

You are right about the tightening sequence, top...

You are right about the tightening sequence, top cap just until it is snug, then stem bolts. If the bearings and compression ring are installed correctly, I do not know what your issue is. I still...
05-22-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 521
Posted By dedhed

The cheapest one on the shelf that day at...

The cheapest one on the shelf that day at Goodwill/Salvation Army/St. Vincent/favorite thrift store.
05-21-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By 52telecaster

That kind of attitude is rare on this forum.

That kind of attitude is rare on this forum.
05-19-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,068
Posted By indyfabz

5 if by night. 2 if by day.

5 if by night. 2 if by day.
05-14-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By rm -rf

Since you are moving the front derailleur, you...

Since you are moving the front derailleur, you should start from scratch and readjust it.
This Park Tool repair guide is always the first place I go to. They have easy step-by-step instructions....
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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Forum: Introductions
05-12-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Ivan Ye

Oh, thanks! You see, everything is possible,...

Oh, thanks! You see, everything is possible, haha...:)
05-12-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By rumrunn6

:innocent::love::beer:

:innocent::love::beer:
05-11-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By OBoile

People often worry about stuff that, in the grand...

People often worry about stuff that, in the grand scheme of things, is insignificant.
The best time to train is when you have time available. The best activity is the one that fits your life and...
05-11-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By GhostRider62

Too many deer on the roads is the only problem I...

Too many deer on the roads is the only problem I have had. With good lights and lots of reflective material with flashing lights, it seems to me that vehicles see me better than during the day. I...
05-10-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By scottfsmith

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a...

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a night person and have tons of energy then so it works great. The only downside I find is I don't push it quite as hard in flats/downhills due to...
05-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,418
Posted By damnbike

Bought a chain tool on amazon, while im waiting...

Bought a chain tool on amazon, while im waiting for this, reseraching how to remove chain without master link
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Steve B.

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take...

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take the lane so they dont have room to pass.
05-05-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By markk900

You know the feeling.....

....I went out for a "short" ride around the neighbourhood tonight. Took the 49 Humber as it has been hanging for a while (winter dontcha know).... It took maybe 3 blocks before the bike told me I...
05-05-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,680
Posted By Milton Keynes

I never use blinking headlights or taillights at...

I never use blinking headlights or taillights at all on trails, unless it's dark enough where I need a headlight at which I'll use a steady on light. The main purpose of flashing or blinking lights...
05-04-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By KerryIrons

Note that if the rain cover is fairly tight and...

Note that if the rain cover is fairly tight and not removed after the rain event, it can keep the bike pretty damp for a long time, thus accelerating problems caused by moisture.
05-02-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By smd4

I think we need more info on the gold prone young...

I think we need more info on the gold prone young lady.
05-01-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,547
Posted By Troul

oh dear... what if it says "404 Error"...

oh dear...

what if it says "404 Error" ?
05-01-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,547
Posted By njkayaker

Congratulations on the baby!!

Congratulations on the baby!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,286
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy O’ Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !...
04-28-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By venturi95

We used to call them "Wood Pile Bikes" because...

We used to call them "Wood Pile Bikes" because they were almost always left outside leaning up against a pile of firewood through the years. I straight up tell people that you can buy functional...
04-28-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, it was a movie starring Haley Joel Osment,...

Yeah, it was a movie starring Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, and Keven Spacey.
04-27-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,458
Posted By Camilo

You can get a perfectly serviceable alignment...

You can get a perfectly serviceable alignment tool like the one suggested above for far less than the excellent shop-quality tools you mention. I got one for about $20 from an EBay seller a while ago...
04-27-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,458
Posted By smd4

Well, it's not the Large Hadron Collider or the...

Well, it's not the Large Hadron Collider or the Space Shuttle. I'm sure most folks here without Ph.D.s could figure out how to use it, and get their hangers back very close to spec.
04-24-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Iride01

They look in much better shape than the...

They look in much better shape than the department store bikes I bought for my children when they were preteen and teen. After they rode them in the mud then left them in the rain unused for a few...
04-24-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ironfish653

It’s a tough one; there’s ‘restoring a bike’ and...

It’s a tough one; there’s ‘restoring a bike’ and restoring a bike to functionality.
This is a case of the latter.
It’s hard, when you’re working on someone else’s bike (especially as a favor) not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,424
Posted By robbyville

I absolutely love to look at the bikes around me...

I absolutely love to look at the bikes around me during events. Not to compare but simply because I enjoy seeing all the different styles materials and ages. My personal bike is also an eye catcher...
04-23-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By qwaalodge

All good then. We probably should trade luck. I...

All good then. We probably should trade luck. I sometimes offer to fix people's bikes and they would say NO.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,424
Posted By qwaalodge

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04-23-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,648
Posted By LarrySellerz

23 mm at 260 lbs. no issues.

23 mm at 260 lbs. no issues.
04-23-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Chuck M

Had I looked at them before agreeing to "fix...

Had I looked at them before agreeing to "fix their flats", I would have probably explained that they would be better off just going to Walmart-Mart and getting a couple of replacements. But I don't...
04-23-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By OldTryGuy

Too much off season pasta and wine? :foo: :D

Too much off season pasta and wine? :foo: :D
04-22-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By Iride01

The motor is getting older. <grin> Don't...

The motor is getting older. <grin>

Don't know, but I've had some hills, typically in the heat of the summer, where I'd swear I was riding in sticky tar or something that made my bike seem to drag...
04-21-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Chuck M

FWIW, I recently bought a KMC chain and love it. ...

FWIW, I recently bought a KMC chain and love it. The nickel color I think looks good. I am an old man and ride my vintage bikes like an old man and they work well on the 40 year old chain rings and...
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By zandoval

Finding a roofer is not hard. Just check around...

Finding a roofer is not hard. Just check around the material yards by asking a few people. You really don't need a contractor. At least in Texas you don't.

Now finding the shingles of the quality,...
04-16-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By zandoval

I have been using water bottle cages so long that...

I have been using water bottle cages so long that its hard to imagine not having one. I think it certainly beats a bottle sloshing around in a waist pack. I did see once a Touring Rider that had a 2...
04-16-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,703
Posted By VegasJen

I have no idea if it's accurate for the general...

I have no idea if it's accurate for the general population, but not even remotely for me. I'm 15-18mph, depending on wind and elevation changes. But then again, I don't ride for leisure activity. ...
04-15-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Koyote

"I like your light!"

There was a recent thread about tail lights and their brightness, and several posters insisted that they are nearly impossible to see in daylight -- and that, to have any hope, a person must run a...
04-14-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By noobinsf

I tried it. It sucks. I’ll see myself out.

I tried it. It sucks.

I’ll see myself out.
04-14-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,900
Posted By Koyote

Or maybe the new poster is the OP. Came back to...

Or maybe the new poster is the OP. Came back to bf, forgot his username and created a new account, and thought, "Hey, I had this same problem 13 years ago! I can help this guy"
04-14-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,900
Posted By Koyote

I'm guessing that the OP might have figured out...

I'm guessing that the OP might have figured out the problem over the past 13 years.
04-09-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By cyccommute

“Winning” is perhaps not the best way to put it...

“Winning” is perhaps not the best way to put it but it’s shorter than saying neither lubrication method is better than the other.
04-09-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By Litespud

I run 3 waxed chains in rotation, running each...

I run 3 waxed chains in rotation, running each ~300 miles before swapping out. The only thing that interrupts this is a good soaking. If I leave the wet chain on it’ll have rust spots by the next...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By guy153

Update to this. I just measured the alignment....

Update to this. I just measured the alignment. The string goes from the dropouts around the HT in the usual way. The gap from ST to string is 4.5mm larger on one side than the other! These calipers...
04-05-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,644
Posted By Koyote

I just opened bf to find a LarrySellerz thread...

I just opened bf to find a LarrySellerz thread titled "Riding with Women."

I'm off to bed now, and I'll bet this is at six pages by the time I'm having my morning coffee. It'll probably be locked...
04-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By ejewels

Nobody knows if its supposed to be like that or...

Nobody knows if its supposed to be like that or not, we aren't the engineers. I returned the bike either way, but many trek alu frames I've seen show this. Even my domane, which trek told me its...
04-04-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By mstateglfr

I am on here way too often and never knew a trek...

I am on here way too often and never knew a trek rep posts. If I were him I certainly wouldnt advertise I am a Trek rep...I would be flooded with questions and complaints. What is Mitch's username?...
04-01-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,122
Posted By fooferdoggie

Fresh squeezed bike oil is best the first...

Fresh squeezed bike oil is best the first pressing.
04-01-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Miyata110

'81 Miyata 610 - Project Complete

I haven't been here in a while, but I just finished a project that I wanted to share.

I got this 1981 Miyata 610 in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I've been looking for a Miyata with a triple for...
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