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10-12-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 745
Posted By conspiratemus1

Clean, ... beautiful..... . . Bartape!

Clean, ... beautiful.....
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Bartape!
10-11-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 745
Posted By conspiratemus1

The problem of making a pendulum clock work on...

The problem of making a pendulum clock work on ships at sea, when the deck is always rolling and pitching and almost never level, bedeviled attempts to design a workable marine chronometer necessary...
10-10-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By conspiratemus1

An epidemiologist from Mars was dispatched to...

An epidemiologist from Mars was dispatched to Earth to study Earthling behaviour and learn about Earthling customs. He attended a cocktail party (think 1960s Mad Men) which, himself being only a few...
10-09-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By conspiratemus1

Ha ha, I did the same thing, knowing nothing...

Ha ha, I did the same thing, knowing nothing would happen but I couldn't resist anyway.
Agree. Beautiful winter light captured in your photos, crank_addict.
10-09-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By conspiratemus1

Yes, the truth of the matter is that alcohol...

Yes, the truth of the matter is that alcohol isn't really very good for you, ...commerce, habit, and wishful thinking notwithstanding.
10-08-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By conspiratemus1

Nice article from the very pre-sunrise dawn of...

Nice article from the very pre-sunrise dawn of shaped sprocket teeth. I smiled at the statement, "Demand for six-speed freewheels is tiny." And I suppose it was, in the days of 120 mm dropout spacing...
10-08-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,105
Posted By conspiratemus1

Another one! Yay!

Another one! Yay!
10-07-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,105
Posted By conspiratemus1

Good timing. Just installed the Stronglight 93...

Good timing. Just installed the Stronglight 93 crankset -- a bit of an anachronism but so what.
This is the UK-built Racing USA, from 1985, something of a delightful oddity in Canada and I haven't...
10-07-19, 02:14 PM
10-07-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By conspiratemus1

Rules or no, I'm just a sucker for photos with...

Rules or no, I'm just a sucker for photos with bikes in them of mountains rising up above the desert so I'm glad you posted it.
10-07-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By conspiratemus1

Not to worry. That's just an excellent example...

Not to worry. That's just an excellent example of the skillful use of shallow depth-of-field from a large aperture to blur the background and make it less distracting to the main subject. We're...
10-06-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By conspiratemus1

Technology changes but the design principles...

Technology changes but the design principles outlined in the article still ring true. Nice. :thumb:
(And yes, attempts by the captain to ride no-hands are still intensely unpopular with the stoker.)
10-06-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,841
Posted By conspiratemus1

I don't know what it is, but those brake cable...

I don't know what it is, but those brake cable clips with the orange paint just do something for me. :love:
10-06-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By conspiratemus1

One, that's right, just one cable broke a strand...

One, that's right, just one cable broke a strand during its course through the two pulleys, in 10 years of using Shiftmates on our tandem. (Others have pointed this out, too. With cable splicers...
10-05-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By conspiratemus1

I like your glasses. The cool ones on the dash....

I like your glasses. The cool ones on the dash. to the left of the GPS.
10-05-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By conspiratemus1

Right. Sometimes if I've not been careful (or...

Right. Sometimes if I've not been careful (or have been ignorant) about this when taping handlebars, the little dimple in the hood gets dislodged from the lever body in trying to get the tape to lie...
10-04-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,192
Posted By conspiratemus1

I see the paperwork wasn't Y2K-compliant. ...

I see the paperwork wasn't Y2K-compliant.
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By the OP's criteria, our last off-the-sales-floor purchase of a new complete bike would be our Santana Targa...
10-04-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By conspiratemus1

And thank you so very much, too. :thumb:

And thank you so very much, too. :thumb:
10-03-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By conspiratemus1

OK, @verktyg, here's what I found. Baseline...

OK, @verktyg, here's what I found.

Baseline (10-on-10):

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/482x518/ten_on_ten1small_7e865b9b01cdd6ba4943ff931c9c8d55a5fdc370.jpg
10-sp chain...
10-03-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By conspiratemus1

That's her! Thank you thank you thank you. I...

That's her! Thank you thank you thank you. I can die happy now.
10-03-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,607
Posted By conspiratemus1

Didn't it used to be the whole hundred in one...

Didn't it used to be the whole hundred in one day? I seem to recall flyers for it in Springfield when the MidWestern Tandem Rally was there a bunch of Labour Day Weekends ago.
10-03-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By conspiratemus1

Didn't Crescent also make those stainless-steel...

Didn't Crescent also make those stainless-steel bikes that they modeled with the sexy Swedish woman in clogs and um, form-fitting, halter top draped over it?
To be honest I clicked hoping to see...
10-03-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By conspiratemus1

I can check for you if a 9-speed chain will go...

I can check for you if a 9-speed chain will go through a 10-speed cage. We switch back and forth between 9- and 10- speed setups on our tandem depending on terrain, haven't mixed them. But I could...
10-03-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By conspiratemus1

How about a 9-speed chain as a compromise? I...

How about a 9-speed chain as a compromise? I know 9-speed runs just fine on 8-speed sprocket spacing. Never tried it in a 10-speed cage.
10-02-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By conspiratemus1

Would a bike going up the conveyor belt into a...

Would a bike going up the conveyor belt into a Qantas airliner count?? (Don't have one, just trying to keep the thread alive so Q doesn't feel neglected.)
10-02-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 443,995
Posted By conspiratemus1

In the mail from eBay yesterday (just before a...

In the mail from eBay yesterday (just before a thunderstorm knocked out the power for several hours.) Had one of these in my Super Course which some rotter stole out of my landlady's garage in 1975....
10-02-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By conspiratemus1

I'd be very careful with that. Some "universal"...

I'd be very careful with that. Some "universal" shift cables have heads that do seem to fit into a Campag receiver but they are snugger than a Campag-specific head from JagWire or Campagnolo. I've...
10-02-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By conspiratemus1

Very very good. Full marks. :thumb: By the...

Very very good. Full marks. :thumb:

By the way, has anyone ever used one of these? I kept seeing ads for them on YouTube woodworking videos when I was building a set of drawers for my wife last...
10-02-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By conspiratemus1

My wife bought a Sport SX in 1986. Small frame,...

My wife bought a Sport SX in 1986. Small frame, nicely brazed together in Japan, bright red, a really sweet little bike. We use it on our trainer now because by raising saddle and switching stem &...
10-02-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,117
Posted By conspiratemus1

Gone??? Where on earth to???

Gone??? Where on earth to???
10-02-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By conspiratemus1

Couldn't you just file off that very outer...

Couldn't you just file off that very outer flared-out edge to free the valley of the next thread? (Clamp the axle at the other end by its nut & cone in a vise to give yourself purchase for filing.)
10-02-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By conspiratemus1

Sweet. I like how the saddle matches the paint.

Sweet. I like how the saddle matches the paint.
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By conspiratemus1

Lovely photos. A couple don't seem to have...

Lovely photos. A couple don't seem to have uploaded properly, e.g., one describing a view down to Cortina. Your photos are inspiring and I'd hate for us to miss even one specimen of your skill and...
10-01-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By conspiratemus1

3/16" balls for a Normandy front. This is fresh...

3/16" balls for a Normandy front. This is fresh in my memory because I bought one, laced into an MA-2 rim for like 20 bucks about 2 years ago, and took it apart to re-grease it.


Unless the ends...
09-30-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By conspiratemus1

Don't feel bad. My first reading of "NL" was...

Don't feel bad. My first reading of "NL" was "Newfoundland & Labrador" as that's the postal abbrevation for the province.

I think it's worth pointing out the that Raleigh Competitions we knew in...
09-28-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By conspiratemus1

This is to amplify the PM conversation we've been...

This is to amplify the PM conversation we've been having. I don't know enough about Suntour to know if the "AP" freewheel I mentioned to you is similar enough to be compatible with what you...
09-27-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,258
Posted By conspiratemus1

:roflmao: Sorry. I see that it was a zombie...

:roflmao:

Sorry. I see that it was a zombie thread. But it's still funny. Modular teeth.
09-24-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By conspiratemus1

I'm sure you're right. If the tire is difficult...

I'm sure you're right. If the tire is difficult I probably get frustrated and, having lost patience, just let all the air out of the tube instead of trying only a little. (There's not that much air...
09-24-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,898
Posted By conspiratemus1

The bigger the rotor, the less the stress placed...

The bigger the rotor, the less the stress placed on the hub and wheel mountings (not more.) The rim is the biggest possible disc, right?
Good luck and success with your streamliner racing. Most of...
09-24-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By conspiratemus1

...which is exactly when the little flap of...

...which is exactly when the little flap of rubber so created gets trapped under the last 5 cm of bead I just snapped on.

But at least the tire's on. So when I see (by squeezing the two beads...
09-24-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By conspiratemus1

A brace of bikes discarded with probably still...

A brace of bikes discarded with probably still tits on the tires (as a steal-to-order car thief once put it.) Sad. Just thinking of the fuel oil it took to ship them from China, wasted.
09-23-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By conspiratemus1

At your service, Rob. Buried here:...

At your service, Rob. Buried here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1179603-show-us-your-bikes-starting-m-3.html (post#59)

Relaxed head angle gives long trail and reduced steering...
Forum: Touring
09-21-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By conspiratemus1

This is so, so true. What you give, you get.

This is so, so true. What you give, you get.
09-21-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By conspiratemus1

Reynolds 531 used in the original TdC is...

Reynolds 531 used in the original TdC is manganese-molybdenum, not chromium-molybdenum
09-20-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By conspiratemus1

My apologies. I didn't mean to imply that I...

My apologies. I didn't mean to imply that I suspected they were home-brew. I just observed that it is possible to do so. If I had ever seen a similarly equipped tandem in the flesh, as you have, I...
09-20-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,117
Posted By conspiratemus1

What's this "map" thing? :foo: ...

What's this "map" thing? :foo:
"Turn....right....in....one hundred....metres."
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By conspiratemus1

To the OP: in my post I asked you a whole bunch...

To the OP: in my post I asked you a whole bunch of questions. Those are for you to answer for yourself and I don't expect you to share the answers with me or us. I was just hoping that your honest,...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By conspiratemus1

Well, I used to tour because I liked to tour...

Well, I used to tour because I liked to tour exactly like you. Some people draw energy from active conversation with other people; other people (like me) find that sustaining active conversation with...
09-20-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By conspiratemus1

Phil Wood hubs? Sold. No questions (other than...

Phil Wood hubs? Sold. No questions (other than "Does it fit?" (echoing xiaoman1))

The repaint was probably done in black just so you'd feel better about re-setting the brake bosses for modern...
09-20-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By conspiratemus1

Be sure to bring your proposed stoker, too. That...

Be sure to bring your proposed stoker, too. That is a really short rear cockpit. Sure, you can put on a longer stoker stem but then her knees will hit the handlebars when she stands up. If she feels...
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