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02-24-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 564
Posted By John Valuk

No, you didn't say anything about the Cateye Velo...

No, you didn't say anything about the Cateye Velo 7. I'm sorry if you got the impression that I was lighting into you by quoting your post; that was not my intention.

What I was trying to get at...
02-10-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,517
Posted By John Valuk

For what it's worth, I totally get that...

For what it's worth, I totally get that reference.

Cool bike, too!
01-24-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,332
Posted By John Valuk

I went through a similar decision-making process...

I went through a similar decision-making process a while back. I went with Cinelli cork gel, in black (~$18).

That let me get some experience without much anxiety over possibly botching the job...
12-26-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,052
Posted By John Valuk

The headlight I'm using doesn't have a charging...

The headlight I'm using doesn't have a charging port directly on it. The batteries have to be removed (easy to do) for charging.

One advantage of that sort of design is that one could bring along...
12-25-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,052
Posted By John Valuk

I bought my first "good" LED flashlight in 2008....

I bought my first "good" LED flashlight in 2008. I was amazed at the time, and I am amazed today at how much farther they have come.

Between LED technology, battery technology, and control...
12-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By John Valuk

Here's the page that has links to the scanned...

Here's the page that has links to the scanned catalogs and technical manuals: Trek, Fisher, Klein, LeMond and Bontrager Bike Catalogs (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm).
12-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By John Valuk

Cool! If one of those turned up for that price on...

Cool! If one of those turned up for that price on my local CL, I'd be all over it.

If you're interested in finding out more details about what you have, you might look at the Vintage Trek site.
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12-08-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By John Valuk

You didn't ask about rear derailleur, but.. ...

You didn't ask about rear derailleur, but..

...some "road triple" setups use a longer-cage rear derailleur, compared to their "double" counterparts.

Some riders report that they get along fine...
11-22-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By John Valuk

Behold the variety of mini grease guns and...

Behold the variety of mini grease guns and accessories from Dualco: Dualco Push Type Grease Guns (http://dualco-inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Push-Squeeze-Fittings.01.Web_.pdf).

Check out the...
11-22-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,644
Posted By John Valuk

We all have our moments. At least you...

We all have our moments.

At least you weren't performing brain surgery, eh?
11-17-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 287,928
Posted By John Valuk

My '95 Trek 730 got a new bottom bracket...

My '95 Trek 730 got a new bottom bracket yesterday evening. It made me happy to find that the original BB-LP25 wasn't seriously rusted in place.

Rode it this morning; very nice.
11-13-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,343
Posted By John Valuk

The guy complaining could just buy the bike shop....

The guy complaining could just buy the bike shop. Problem solved!
11-05-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,076
Posted By John Valuk

I haven't ridden a motorcycle in years, but I...

I haven't ridden a motorcycle in years, but I have the impression that some of my training and experience from that still influences my automobile driving.

I think the one I notice the most is the...
11-01-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 169,446
Posted By John Valuk

I am the original owner of this '95 730. It had...

I am the original owner of this '95 730. It had been mostly hibernating for a long time, but I woke it up a few months ago.

After learning that the original FC-MC12 crank arms were under a...
10-29-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By John Valuk

I did reach out to Litespeed about this, too. ...

I did reach out to Litespeed about this, too.

I posted here because there's a lot of expertise rattling around on these forums, and there's a chance of hitting the jackpot for a specific issue...
10-27-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,044
Posted By John Valuk

If I get a flat while out riding, the first thing...

If I get a flat while out riding, the first thing I do is find a moth, then ask it to go fetch a giant eagle.

Then I get out my kit and either patch or replace the tube. In case, like, the eagle's...
10-20-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,250
Posted By John Valuk

What you relate here is just so classic: ...

What you relate here is just so classic:

Authority asserts that you are doing Wrong Thing.
Authority learns that you were in fact not doing Wrong Thing.
Authority lectures you about the...
10-16-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By John Valuk

I was thinking recently that, when the original...

I was thinking recently that, when the original BB on my bike finally gave up the ghost, I'd replace it with a UN55. Just a no-brainer, right?

Then I read about them being discontinued.

So, now...
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