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10-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Well after looking around a bit I can say I don't...

Well after looking around a bit I can say I don't have any decent pics with the child seat... you know, because if you're out there with that thing attached you're not out to take glamour shots of...
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Fahrenheit531

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
09-15-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Along with it just being a good-looking bike...

Along with it just being a good-looking bike generally, my wife likes how it matches your door. ;)
09-15-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,048
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thanks for saying that much more concisely than I...

Thanks for saying that much more concisely than I was about to. ;)

All the non-frame variables discussed above impact the overall ride. I think we all get that. I've swapped wheelsets, tires,...
09-14-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Fahrenheit531

This. When my Raleigh was set up 1x5 I went...

This. When my Raleigh was set up 1x5 I went 13-15-16-17-19 on a 42 ring and it treated me well for relatively fast urban riding.
09-14-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Not weird. Very cool. :thumb:

Not weird.
Very cool.
:thumb:
09-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,048
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The compounding of small differences. That makes...

The compounding of small differences. That makes sense. It still amazes me how differently two bicycles can feel and perform when they appear, on paper, to be nearly identical.
09-14-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,048
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Different Stiffness, Same Tubing... So Why?

Now that I've settled on three bikes that I really like, riding each regularly, I've noticed they seem to differ in stiffness even though they're all butted 531:

'79 Competition GS is by far the...
09-13-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Chainring found. :thumb:

Chainring found. :thumb:
09-03-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Wear whatever's comfortable for you. Done....

Wear whatever's comfortable for you.
Done. :thumb:
08-30-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,820
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Climbing will always suck. It's just a matter of...

Climbing will always suck. It's just a matter of degree.
08-10-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Maybe you just have what you need or want. I...

Maybe you just have what you need or want.

I let a 531-framed Trek -- in my size and well-equipped -- sit on the CL for a couple of weeks not too long ago, priced below $200. Don't get me wrong, I...
08-05-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,887
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I don't think you're gonna find all your "musts"...

I don't think you're gonna find all your "musts" in a single tire. That said, nothing I've tried are even remotely close to the 32mm Compass I run on my Volare in terms of fast, grippy comfort. But...
08-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,883
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Three. They're listed just to the left of this...

Three. They're listed just to the left of this post.

What makes them so? Dunno. But I like them and don't feel the need to seek out more or better. :)
08-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,934
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You...

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You are traffic. Act accordingly, and the cars around you will tend to do the same.
07-29-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Well unless I'm mistaken those look like Phil...

Well unless I'm mistaken those look like Phil hubs so yeah, I wouldn't be too broken up about the originals not being there.

I'm confused by "going out" to look at it though. That sucker ought to...
07-26-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Man. You don't mess around, do ya? I'd have done...

Man. You don't mess around, do ya? I'd have done the first post and a few replies, then resurrected the zombie thread two years later when stuff had gradually moved around enough to be out of frame...
07-24-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,341
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Even if the price is on the high side it only...

Even if the price is on the high side it only stings for a little bit. The bike is forever. I probably paid too much for my Paramount, but so what? It's an excellent bike, I love the ride, and never...
07-21-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Who said sell? Find a suitable frame, insert...

Who said sell? Find a suitable frame, insert components, ride.
07-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Doesn't fit and there's a wicked dent in the top...

Doesn't fit and there's a wicked dent in the top tube?

I'd be finding a new home for those parts.
07-18-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Reselling? Not a great plan unless you go...

Reselling? Not a great plan unless you go rock-bottom pricing and even then you'll probably find no takers.

I routinely unwrap tape to swap out a stem, brake levers or hoods, or to run new brake...
07-15-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,651
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I just think it's cool you love the bike enough...

I just think it's cool you love the bike enough to consider any and all of this stuff in the name of just a few more rides. :thumb:

But let it go, man. Gotta be another one out there.
07-06-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,293
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My protection is not doing stuff like that. The...

My protection is not doing stuff like that. The phone itself goes naked unless it may rain, in which case it gets a snack-size ziplock bag.
07-06-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,877
Posted By Fahrenheit531

You find your starch-related epiphanies where you...

You find your starch-related epiphanies where you like. I'm going with the finest potato and laundry-spray nutritional thread this side of the C&V, thank you very much.
07-05-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whether it pays or not, it's just the right thing...

Whether it pays or not, it's just the right thing to do. So far I've done a pretty good job teaching my kids that. Hopefully it sticks.
07-03-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Fahrenheit531

NDS = no need to paint. ;)

NDS = no need to paint. ;)
07-03-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,104
Posted By Fahrenheit531

HA! I also found my ratcheting 10mm on the road...

HA! I also found my ratcheting 10mm on the road while riding. Maybe they fall from the sky periodically. Cloudy with a chance of ratcheting wrenches.

And yes, these seat posts are hellish without...
06-30-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,423
Posted By Fahrenheit531

It only took eleven years, but we finally got an...

It only took eleven years, but we finally got an in-focus shot of the headbadge.
I salute you.
06-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Don't even touch it up. Those nicks were earned.

Don't even touch it up. Those nicks were earned.
06-29-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Very cool Paramount, you lucky dog. :thumb:

Very cool Paramount, you lucky dog. :thumb:
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Kind of excited. This is a thread you don't see...

Kind of excited. This is a thread you don't see every day. :)
06-20-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,639
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pink bikes rock.

Pink bikes rock.
06-20-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,639
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Blue, red, or black. Depends which I'm looking...

Blue, red, or black. Depends which I'm looking at.

My "flagship" bike, the Schwinn Volare, is the red one.
06-18-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 22,624
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whenever I come across one of these threads I'm...

Whenever I come across one of these threads I'm reminded of two monks crossing a river.

Do whatever you feel you must in the moment but then let it go.
What is gained by carrying it all the way...
06-17-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Check out Free Agent BMX pedals. My commuter gets...

Check out Free Agent BMX pedals. My commuter gets the pro alloy, typically had at the LBS for under twenty bucks.
06-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,567
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Full overhaul of a new acquisition? Love it. ...

Full overhaul of a new acquisition? Love it.
Routine maintenance? Grumble.
06-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,047
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Parrafin.

Parrafin.
06-10-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,472
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Has anyone here ever had a truly good calculator...

Has anyone here ever had a truly good calculator for less than $300? Just wondering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMsAdLqCct0

...In other news, I wish my Motorola Razr were still a viable...
06-10-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My wife's Trek 7900 features those rims. I don't...

My wife's Trek 7900 features those rims. I don't fear them, but they've certainly earned my respect. :notamused:
06-03-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,047
Posted By Fahrenheit531

So much for my "Which Chain Lube Makes the Most...

So much for my "Which Chain Lube Makes the Most Effective Suntan Lotion?" thread.
:notamused:
06-01-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,512
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Bike shops sometimes have their own "branded,"...

Bike shops sometimes have their own "branded," dime-a-dozen plastic water bottles. Cheap as dirt (I may never have actually had to pay for one, now that I think about it.) and they meet my needs:...
05-31-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The bike is in amazing condition, there's just so...

The bike is in amazing condition, there's just so much awesome here, you know it's a steal already and then you can't just pay the guy's $50 ask?
C'mon.
05-26-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,280
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Someone around here clued me in to the correct...

Someone around here clued me in to the correct pronunciation some time ago: SAD-ul bag.
05-25-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,175
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Always among the most entertaining and quotable...

Always among the most entertaining and quotable on the forum. hahaha Perfect.
05-21-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,457
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Probably a bunch of BF C&V guys. As we all know,...

Probably a bunch of BF C&V guys. As we all know, any given bike's value is much higher when we're selling than buying. ;)
05-17-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17,840
Views: 2,800,299
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Here's a quality setup on a pricey ride: ...

Here's a quality setup on a pricey ride:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/673x915/screen_shot_2019_05_17_at_7_49_48_pm_0007a4d8e4cf98fde14c57aee9498a38d4380278.png
Bianchi...
Replies: 62
Views: 7,453
Posted By Fahrenheit531

TLDR. But the never again from these guys rage...

TLDR. But the never again from these guys rage posts are always fun to see; pretty sure if we went with all of them there'd be nobody left to buy from and we'd be building our bikes from scratch.
05-11-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Or just, you know, lift it off the ground for a...

Or just, you know, lift it off the ground for a moment.
05-08-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,986
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Accept things, take action. :thumb:

Accept things, take action. :thumb:
05-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,148
Posted By Fahrenheit531

If riding one of your bikes feels orgasmic,...

If riding one of your bikes feels orgasmic, you're doing sex wrong.
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