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06-07-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By T-Mar

This design was a way to manufacture a very small...

This design was a way to manufacture a very small frame with a very short standover height, while utilizing standard size wheels and standard angle angle lugs. Short adult cyclists had a stigma about...
06-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,979
Posted By cyccommute

Good on you, mate! If we never make mistakes, we...

Good on you, mate! If we never make mistakes, we never learn anything.
06-02-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,927
Posted By dabac

I have no idea. Maybe the fear of going OTB. ...

I have no idea. Maybe the fear of going OTB.
One of the downsides of ebikes is the huge influx of new, inexperienced riders they've created. OTB could be a valid concern for them.
Whatever the...
06-01-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,979
Posted By cyccommute

Can I find exact examples? No. But there are...

Can I find exact examples? No. But there are plenty similar examples that show the same elements. For example, this Huffy Scout looks exactly with the same brakes. Conversion from a road bike?...
06-01-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,979
Posted By Happy Feet

It's a first/second generation atb made to slot...

It's a first/second generation atb made to slot into the merging market before genre specific bikes were made.
There were good atb's like Ritchey's and Gary Fishers and then a bunch of hob knobbed...
06-01-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,979
Posted By cyccommute

I love the “deligently restored using certified...

I love the “deligently restored using certified parts”. That bike wasn’t built with certified parts:rolleyes:
05-31-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,979
Posted By Ironfish653

:foo: That yuuge clearance at the fork bridge,...

:foo: That yuuge clearance at the fork bridge, plus the mismatched hubs tell me this is most likely an old 27" bike with 26" wheels.
Drivetrain looks like 'department store ten-speed' c.1980s, the...
05-22-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,140
Posted By Lazyass

I bought a set of the original Magura's when they...

I bought a set of the original Magura's when they came out in '96 or so. I think they were HS22? The yellow ones. They are outstanding brakes. I would prefer them (and any road rim caliper) over the...
05-21-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Headpost

"Somewhere the system failed and it failed us. It...

"Somewhere the system failed and it failed us. It failed all of us."
05-20-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By tricky

Glad you are still ok! My experience in...

Glad you are still ok!

My experience in Seattle when I was hit by an Uber making an illegal turn across across the 2nd ave bikeway was this:

Driver tried to offer me an ointment for any aches...
05-20-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By merziac

Last one I had was pretty much a total, found all...

Last one I had was pretty much a total, found all comparable parts on efbay, anything with a scratch got replaced, wind it up, find the best condition parts you can, many of mine were hard to find...
05-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,798
Posted By DangerousDanR

They are in the Westwood area in Los Angeles. ...

They are in the Westwood area in Los Angeles. Yeah, I believe it. That is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the LA area. Home of UCLA, wedged between Beverly Hills and Brentwood. Big bucks...
05-13-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given the sidewall cracks the first image shows I...

Given the sidewall cracks the first image shows I would speculate the tire's rubber has become brittle, or "dry rotted". The stress of flexing is focused on the knob's bases so no wonder a crack...
05-11-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,824
Posted By indyfabz

2019 in Yaak, MT. Went up the road looking for...

2019 in Yaak, MT. Went up the road looking for critters and was rewarded. No one was harmed in the taking of this photo.

...
05-10-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By drlogik

I am not a corporate/chain store fan. I worked in...

I am not a corporate/chain store fan. I worked in small bike independent shops as a younger man and prefer the ambiance and interesting characters that frequent independent shops.

There are two...
05-10-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The pandemic is being used by the largest...

The pandemic is being used by the largest corporations to consolidate their market powers and to flatten and then eliminate smaller scaled competition in the marketplace. Trek already has the largest...
05-10-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,459
Posted By pdlamb

O.P. looks like a newbie, it could be a...

O.P. looks like a newbie, it could be a legitimate question.

Answer depends if OP is Catholic, Presbyterian, or atheist. It's a question about religion, at least for some people. You need good,...
05-08-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By mcmoose

The same thing happened here in the Portland...

The same thing happened here in the Portland area. There was a local chain of shops that were Trek dealers, but independently owned (so they also carried Orbea and several other brands). The owner...
05-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By Murray Missile

Oh, THOSE gold diggers.............. yeah I...

Oh, THOSE gold diggers.............. yeah I wasn't thinking about them, we're in agreement there. Guess I misunderstood where you were headed, I was still in $100 for a rusty original mode LOL. Yes,...
05-08-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,979
Posted By BlazingPedals

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the...

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the equation, there's no longer a competition, so "crushing everyone else on the road" doesn't apply. They're different classes of vehicles. You can...
05-08-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By Murray Missile

Gold digger? Sorry, but I have to respectfully...

Gold digger? Sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree on this one, market demand drives the prices. If I have 3 people willing to pay $100 for the same old rusty bike that needs everything I'm not...
05-08-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,979
Posted By MattTheHat

I have an ebike. I ride it exactly the same as I...

I have an ebike. I ride it exactly the same as I ride my road bicycle, except about 4-5 MPH faster with same effort. I have not seen any of these problematic ebike riders I commonly hear discussed. I...
05-07-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,979
Posted By caloso

Same. I have yet to come across an e bike rider...

Same. I have yet to come across an e bike rider I’d feel confident drafting.
05-04-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,824
Posted By Korina

I've been very lucky not to have had a close-up...

I've been very lucky not to have had a close-up encounter with wildlife, but I did have a weird one. Riding the paved trail to work early one morning, when I see something ahead in the dim light. As...
05-04-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,824
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was attempting my second century ride, but...

I was attempting my second century ride, but didn't properly train for it. So I turned around and took the metric century route. I really hadn't trained for it, and was struggling as I rode passed...
05-04-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By Murray Missile

The early Roadmasters were made by the Cleveland...

The early Roadmasters were made by the Cleveland Welding Company and are quite desirable in certain bike circles. I've sold a few bikes like this so I know I'm absolutely right. Ever heard of "Rat...
04-26-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Phil_gretz

Also, there are two flavors of Uniglide. The...

Also, there are two flavors of Uniglide. The original, a press-on mount of the freehub to the hub body, are not replaceable. The 2nd gen model bolted onto the hub body. These can be readily...
04-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By J.Higgins

Marathons.

Marathons.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,099
Posted By Darth Lefty

In a velomobile, you won't

In a velomobile, you won't
04-24-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,770
Posted By fredlord

Why won't you use a bell on a shared path?

Yes, bells are pretty much useless on the road when you're mixing it with cars and other noisy traffic. But why won't you use your bell (it's a legal requirement in NSW) when you're on a quiet path...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By fishboat

OP..for reference sake..check this thread out. ...

OP..for reference sake..check this thread out.

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1221393-schwalbe-super-moto-x-greenguard-2-4-tires-touring.html

The guy is running Schwalbe Super Moto-X...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By cb400bill

Thread moved from MTB to C&V Appraisals

Thread moved from MTB to C&V Appraisals
04-22-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,521
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Patching Party

No problems in this thread to answer but I thought I'd share results from my patching party. Typically each off season I hold a party where we all patch out rubes from the previous year. This was...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Clang

Using CL's price filter keeps me from seeing...

Using CL's price filter keeps me from seeing silly-expensive stuff that makes me grit my teeth. The downside to being cheap is the pages of kid's bike I have to slog through.
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Edward1066

Welcome! It's a huge forum, with lot's of posts...

Welcome! It's a huge forum, with lot's of posts on a myriad of different subjects. Read some, reply to some, before you know it, you'll be at 10 posts.
Replies: 33
Views: 1,435
Posted By FBOATSB

That $60 wheel set is a deal. Keep in mind that...

That $60 wheel set is a deal. Keep in mind that $45 thirty years calculates to about $87.50 in 2021 dollars. If it were near me I would snap that up. That would at least get you riding that Schwinn...
04-13-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By J.Higgins

Grocery Getter Build

I am friendly with the guys at our town recycling center. They work for the town, and I also do some favors for the town road crew, who is also in charge of setting out the floats and rafts at the...
04-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By pbass

Good stuff, everybody. I do think for starters...

Good stuff, everybody. I do think for starters volunteering somehow as Koyote suggests to at least get involved more with the rest of the cycling community is a great start.
04-08-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By Koyote

Even the people who work in bike shops...

Even the people who work in bike shops professionally are generally not making much money. So I'm not sure that there are many fruitful side hustles.

It'd probably be more fun to volunteer at a...
04-08-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By phughes

Old Wobbly treated you well. How you find a...

Old Wobbly treated you well. How you find a replacement that you enjoy as much.
04-08-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By drlogik

If you don't already own a truing stand, and if...

If you don't already own a truing stand, and if wheels still fit in the fork and don't bind on the crown, leave it and use it as is. Otherwise straighten the fork as best you can.

Clamp it in a...
04-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,114
Posted By Wildwood

and neither Look nor hippy bus painters were...

and neither Look nor hippy bus painters were original with the concept.

Piet Mondrian | Biography, Paintings, Style, & Facts | Britannica (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Piet-Mondrian)...
04-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,114
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

The red to white fade for instance: ...

The red to white fade for instance:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1499x999/1eddbb8c37ea3e281c8a6cf45f35147c_15a517fb2144d702e9739a36b68307ec87cd1cb8.jpg
04-07-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By cudak888

Pulled some crap out of the shed...

...and took some pictures. Had to get to the back, so everything on one side came out.

Some of this stuff hasn't seen the light of day for a while, so I thought it'd be fun to share.
...
04-07-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,114
Posted By Wildwood

Personally, i'm Looking for this colourway on...

Personally, i'm Looking for this colourway on this frame, 59 or 60cm. :love:...
04-07-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,114
Posted By Wildwood

And sometimes it is about so much more than paint...

And sometimes it is about so much more than paint or decals
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x810/grandis_d42a3b9b70e1225e8f222ac8832dd118e23cbcba.jpg
Or maybe the decals...
04-07-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By cbrstar

The fact you can put a tooth pick in the gap...

The fact you can put a tooth pick in the gap means it's unsafe and your LBS is correct. The head tube is probably off center and most LBS don't have the frame straightening tools anymore. Which means...
04-06-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By Charliekeet

Right- obviously don’t know your expectations,...

Right- obviously don’t know your expectations, budget, frame size, exact locality, criteria, but if it were me, I’d scrap that & look at stuff like this

Miyata 512...
04-06-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By Troul

can it? Yes. Will it exceed the cost rather than...

can it? Yes. Will it exceed the cost rather than just finding a good frame or ready to go bicycle? More than likely so.
04-06-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By blamester

Start looking for a frame. Same standards as your...

Start looking for a frame. Same standards as your one. Bottom bracket and seat post size
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