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06-19-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By lasauge

Accuracy? I've got one of those basic grease guns...

Accuracy? I've got one of those basic grease guns sold under the Dualco name and it dispenses grease exactly as advertised. Just put the nozzle where you want to add grease and pump the desired...
06-05-21, 03:55 PM
02-24-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By lasauge

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth...

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth to speak with - but ten fingers with which to fondle our keyboards!
01-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By lasauge

I can envision giving several different answers...

I can envision giving several different answers based on circumstances I found myself in during this past year. If that was me today I'd ghost ride the bike home after inflating the tires, then clean...
01-02-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,258
Posted By lasauge

I met my 2020 goal of downsizing my bike and...

I met my 2020 goal of downsizing my bike and parts collection and then exploring a new area after moving across the country. My 2021 goals are to get back into shape quickly now that we've passed the...
12-31-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,478
Posted By lasauge

The things that make me want to shake my fist...

The things that make me want to shake my fist mostly have to do with the bike industry pushing fancy new things on riders whether they need them or not, to the point that bikes without them seem to...
12-20-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By lasauge

1. The shortest and simplest route to putting all...

1. The shortest and simplest route to putting all those parts on your bike is to replace the rear wheel with one that has a freehub body, and then install the cassette, chain, and derailer you...
11-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By lasauge

I never knew there was a 23t limit for that rear...

I never knew there was a 23t limit for that rear derailer, I used a FW with a 25t cog with one of these and never had any issues. Thanks for posting!
10-17-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By lasauge

7-speed has been the default for any bike sold...

7-speed has been the default for any bike sold with a freewheel for a couple decades now, so there are lots and lots of inexpensive bikes out in the world that use 7-speed freewheels. So demand for...
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By lasauge

Your question got me curious so I took a look and...

Your question got me curious so I took a look and don't see such a wheel available, so your best bet would be to build your own - that is, if you can find at 590 rim which is also not easy. But if...
09-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By lasauge

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent...

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent dealers, a full range of bikes from high to low -end, and marketing to match. Huffy and Murray were department store bike brands that stuck to the low...
06-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,655
Posted By lasauge

Like others in this thread I've been working at a...

Like others in this thread I've been working at a local shop thanks to the Covid disruption, and it's quite strange - our sales floor is nearly empty except for a handful of $1200+ road bikes and a...
06-10-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By lasauge

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure...

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure experience of wrenching on nearly the same bike except that it had a Firestone headbadge and had been left outside under a deck for the last 20 years. It's...
04-21-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,215
Posted By lasauge

I'm not buying/selling bikes at the moment for...

I'm not buying/selling bikes at the moment for reasons unrelated to the pandemic, but I wouldn't have any problem doing so since there are ways of making transactions happen without significant risk...
03-30-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,745
Posted By lasauge

I've used modern Shimano and Sunrace freewheels...

I've used modern Shimano and Sunrace freewheels and as others have said they work well, are cheap, and shift better than old freewheels because of the ramps and shaped teeth. I have had problems with...
01-04-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,454
Posted By lasauge

They're the perfect third-hand tool for adjusting...

They're the perfect third-hand tool for adjusting brake pad positions, I use a toe strap to pull the brake lever to the handlebars and hold it there.

Also good as a pant leg strap.
11-05-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By lasauge

Thank you. Some of my reasons are simply...

Thank you. Some of my reasons are simply personal, individual things to do with work and family, but I'm also willing to go because I've fallen out of love with the Springs. I genuinely love this...
05-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,091
Posted By lasauge

I'm going play devil's advocate here - yes, the...

I'm going play devil's advocate here - yes, the many posts in this thread pointing out how silly it is that some cyclists look down on nice older bikes just because they're old are correct, and I...
04-28-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 64,389
Views: 9,992,774
Posted By lasauge

If you're really interested I could facilitate...

If you're really interested I could facilitate this, I'm about a quarter mile from the seller's location and I suspect that the seller is an acquaintance.
05-18-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,385
Posted By lasauge

Ditto what many others have already said. I'm 27,...

Ditto what many others have already said. I'm 27, got into cycling as a commuter, and the lower price of vintage (road) bikes was the immediate draw. As years have passed I've come to appreciate...
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