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01-02-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Mike Mills

Happy New Year, Everyone

I wanted to thank you all for the bicycle-related help you've given me over the last year. I hope you all have a healthy and happy 2012.
09-20-11, 04:40 PM
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09-20-11, 02:07 PM
09-19-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By Mike Mills

If one were to buy this bike, or any similar...

If one were to buy this bike, or any similar bike, what do you do with it? Do you ride it? Do you house it in a museum?

The trivial answer is, "It's yours, do with it what you want". That...
09-18-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Mike Mills

It is a statement by the former owner. "My bike...

It is a statement by the former owner. "My bike is also a good bike." It's a wanna-be 531 bike. "It's as good as 531." "I'm hip, I also know about 531." "531 is cool and here's a sticker that...
09-17-11, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Mike Mills

I think the next step might have been a hand-help...

I think the next step might have been a hand-help impact wrench Using a custom sized screw driver bit.
09-15-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Mike Mills

Tap the head of the screw with a small hammer. ...

Tap the head of the screw with a small hammer. Put on some penetrating oil and let it sit over night. Tap it again, then try to unscrew it.
09-15-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Mike Mills

Remove the front wheel. Shine a flashlight up...

Remove the front wheel. Shine a flashlight up through the bottom of the steering tube. Take a look at the bottom of the stem.

Does it have a large diameter bolt showing. If so, the bolt's...
09-15-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Mike Mills

I'd try to get it fixed. Looks like a "SPLAT!"...

I'd try to get it fixed. Looks like a "SPLAT!" to me.

Have you measured the length of those stays? Are they six feet long, or seven? :D
09-14-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,812
Posted By Mike Mills

My relatively bleak review of tubular tire...

My relatively bleak review of tubular tire reliability derives from years of riding on them on New York City and southern California streets. When I switched from tubulars to the modern clincher...
09-14-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,812
Posted By Mike Mills

Keep thinking about it. You'll figure it out.

Keep thinking about it. You'll figure it out.
09-14-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,626
Posted By Mike Mills

Is it okay to show up with an English racing...

Is it okay to show up with an English racing bike? :-)

Can I wear my black wool racing shorts? ;-)

All kidding aside, I'd like to attend something like this but am not aware of anything...
09-14-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,812
Posted By Mike Mills

When I used to ride tubulars, I also rode with a...

When I used to ride tubulars, I also rode with a spare. The thing is, I never consider leaving home without a patch kit, too, especially if I were planning a 100 mile ride. Imaginge being 50 miles...
09-14-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,812
Posted By Mike Mills

If the racing organizations outlawed the use of a...

If the racing organizations outlawed the use of a support vehicle which provides the riders with a whole new WHEEL when they flat, tubuars would probably disappear overnight from racing. Since I do...
09-12-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,688
Posted By Mike Mills

Ouch! That first bike, the blue one, has been...

Ouch! That first bike, the blue one, has been crashed. Does the wheel even turn fully or does it rub the frame?

A non-suspension mountain bike would make a great touring bike. They have all the...
09-12-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,130
Posted By Mike Mills

You've answered your own question and you know...

You've answered your own question and you know it, you are just afraid to admit to yourself that you blundered on this one.
09-12-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,132
Posted By Mike Mills

My personal observations - I HATE SQUEALING...

My personal observations -

I HATE SQUEALING BRAKES!

I have never had a Campagnolo and/or Dura Ace side pull brake squeal under any conditions. It's one of the many reasons I love these...
09-11-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By Mike Mills

I also have this problem on a rear cantilevered...

I also have this problem on a rear cantilevered brake. I have some new VO pads but haven't installed them yet.

I was wondering if inadequate spoke tension might be a contributor, so I bought a...
09-10-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mike Mills

Shill bidding is not proxy bidding. Proxy...

Shill bidding is not proxy bidding.

Proxy bidding is having someone enter bids on your behalf - nothing more, nothing less.

Shill bidding is a crime. It is fraud.

There is a third...
09-10-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mike Mills

This thread has been very educational. All it...

This thread has been very educational. All it did, though, was validate my decision to abandon ebay and Paypal.
09-10-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mike Mills

If I were an ebay seller, I would not allow third...

If I were an ebay seller, I would not allow third party buyers. If you are the bidder, you are also the buyer. If I were ebay, I would also have this rule.

If a buyer wants to contract with an...
09-09-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,765
Posted By Mike Mills

Google is "The User".

Google is "The User".
09-09-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Mills

If you want a more retro look and ride more...

If you want a more retro look and ride more upright - B66. If you want a racier look - B72.
09-09-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Mills

You know, now that you mentioned this, I went and...

You know, now that you mentioned this, I went and looked more carefully at the B72 photo on the Brooks web site. You can almost tell it is a dual rail but you have to follow a very circuitous set of...
09-09-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Mills

Oh, okay, that's not thet first time and won't be...

Oh, okay, that's not thet first time and won't be the last. I even went and checked the pictures before posting because this feature is important in selecting a saddle. The Brooks catalogue is mute...
09-09-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,565
Posted By Mike Mills

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09-09-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,765
Posted By Mike Mills

The same argument could be made about Microsoft.

The same argument could be made about Microsoft.
09-09-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,765
Posted By Mike Mills

I have heard of Shimano refusing to supply...

I have heard of Shimano refusing to supply components for bikes unless the bike was all-Shimano. The makers were not allowed to mix a Shimano this and Suntour that. This is monopolistic behavior. ...
09-09-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By Mike Mills

I was under the distinct impression dimpling or...

I was under the distinct impression dimpling or "Brinelling" happens when th ehead set is too loose, not too tight. Let me explain.

When it is too loose, the lower bearing carries all of the...
09-09-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Mills

Let me add a minor technical point. The B66 has...

Let me add a minor technical point. The B66 has the double rail and requires a different clamp than the B72, which is a single rail base. Fortunately, the B66 is also available in a single rail...
09-09-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Mike Mills

I can't read it and don't recognize it, so I'll...

I can't read it and don't recognize it, so I'll say IDEALE only because it isn't a BROOKS.

You are in a better position to read the embossed name than we are. Have you tried to make a pencil...
09-08-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mike Mills

Not really, not for very much. Remember, they...

Not really, not for very much. Remember, they only have to pay the ebay fee for a phoney purchase. The item never trades hands and the shipping cost is never incurred.
09-08-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mike Mills

Well, I think that is an acceptable outcome. ...

Well, I think that is an acceptable outcome. Basically, the shill corrupted the auction. Shill bidding should not be allowed to hurt the buyer. By exposing the buyer's maximum offer which then...
09-08-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mike Mills

If this happened to me, I would agree to buy the...

If this happened to me, I would agree to buy the item at my highest bid before the shill's first bid. I would not agree to buy it at my max bid because this was only exposed due to the actions of...
09-07-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 76,230
Posted By Mike Mills

I also love the old ADVENTs. Unfortunately, it...

I also love the old ADVENTs. Unfortunately, it is no longer acceptable (and never really was) to "rock out". What I've done is invest in some most excellent headphones. I can sit at the PC and...
09-06-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,626
Posted By Mike Mills

Oh well, I tried. :)

Oh well, I tried. :)
09-06-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,626
Posted By Mike Mills

Battery inside the headlight case? Perpetual...

Battery inside the headlight case?

Perpetual motion machine? :)
09-06-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,581
Posted By Mike Mills

HETCHINS = why, just why do they have curly stays?

HETCHINS = why, just why do they have curly stays?
09-06-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,626
Posted By Mike Mills

From this brief description I'd assume you have a...

From this brief description I'd assume you have a battery backup for the dyno hub generator. Is that correct? Also, does the hub incorporate permanent magnets, or does it use rotor and stator...
09-02-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike Mills

I'm not going to engage in a pissing contest. ...

I'm not going to engage in a pissing contest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precession

In the examples you cite you are talking about the movement of the pencil inside the ring or the direction...
09-02-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike Mills

You usually use the term precession when you want...

You usually use the term precession when you want to describe a trajectory. I don't think the question is really about the path so much as it is about whay you would thread the device one way,...
09-02-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike Mills

I don't see this as "precession". This is a...

I don't see this as "precession". This is a designer using the residual frictional forces from the bearings in a way that does not contribute to loosening the threaded assembly.
09-02-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Mike Mills

If you don't ride on the drops much, why not get...

If you don't ride on the drops much, why not get conventional bars and use conventional levers rather than those "turkey wings"?

If you are going to have the knobs, why not just use levers?
08-30-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,735
Posted By Mike Mills

This topic comes up about once a month. Use the...

This topic comes up about once a month. Use the Search function to find the older threads. There are several options.
08-30-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By Mike Mills

I have a pair of TIME pedals in my garage. I...

I have a pair of TIME pedals in my garage. I have the red pedal rather than your black. I think mine is the more expensive version, or vis-a-versa. I have the cleats, too, as well as the rubber...
08-28-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,453
Posted By Mike Mills

LOL! The thing your photos do not convey...

LOL!

The thing your photos do not convey about Lassen is the foul, sulfurous smell!
08-25-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,792
Posted By Mike Mills

LOL! No lie. I am lucky. Even though I...

LOL! No lie.

I am lucky. Even though I live near the beach, I have a buffer against a tsunami, as my house is about 100' above MSL. It's not a lot but it's something. The thing is, I am...
08-25-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,792
Posted By Mike Mills

Earthquake coverage was not included in my...

Earthquake coverage was not included in my homeowner's insurance. I had to purchase a separate policy for that. I think it was the Northridge quake that almost broke the bank for the insurance...
08-25-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mike Mills

Good luck on your new endeavour.

Good luck on your new endeavour.
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