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Forum: Framebuilders
12-07-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By unterhausen

No doubt it's horrible brazing. It looks like...

No doubt it's horrible brazing. It looks like they burned the bb shell itself up by the guide, which is a good trick.
Would be interesting to know if they got penetration under the guides. If the...
12-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 918
Posted By livedarklions

What are you riding now? Is it possible it...

What are you riding now?

Is it possible it just sucks for Zwift? I've fallen out of love with bikes, but not so completely after putting in that many miles on it. I'm curious how you go from...
12-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By PilotFishBob

No bikes, but I've looked in the mirror a few...

No bikes, but I've looked in the mirror a few times and asked myself that question.
12-04-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By merziac

Roger M Had a big ol Pffft! locked and...

Roger M

Had a big ol Pffft! locked and loaded after looking at the title, glad to see it was a false alarm and that you got a heck of a deal. :thumb:
12-04-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Roger M

The Last Bike I'm Buying... Cannondale content

for 2021...

I only wanted a crankset for the remainder of this year. I happened upon it this morning, perusing the local classified sites. It just happened to be attached to a bike that fit me. At...
12-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 271,598
Posted By JohnDThompson

Unless the stays are identical on both sides, one...

Unless the stays are identical on both sides, one side will bend more than the other. Many bikes have an additional indent on the drive side chainstay to provide chainring clearance, and that makes...
12-04-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you eat a rookie you gain all his strength and...

If you eat a rookie you gain all his strength and he can no longer challenge your supremacy
12-03-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By Koyote

The bike industry's raison d'etre is to get...

The bike industry's raison d'etre is to get people to buy new bikes, so I am sure that FS gravel bikes are on the way.
12-03-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By noglider

I wouldn't laugh. I would use a setup like that...

I wouldn't laugh. I would use a setup like that if it were easy to make and keep running. I notice that displays like this make one much noticeabler and safer.
12-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By Koyote

https://www.liquor.com/recipes/hot-toddy/

https://www.liquor.com/recipes/hot-toddy/
12-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,601
Posted By T-Mar

While freewheels were availble in 1890, my...

While freewheels were availble in 1890, my underatanding is that they were used primarily on adult tricycles and rarely on safety bicycles. They didn't become common on safety bicycles until around...
12-03-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By GhostRider62

I could probably eat half a dozen of these on a...

I could probably eat half a dozen of these on a long ride, especially with all that lovely butter and cream.

...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By GhostRider62

Temperature regulation is really important as the...

Temperature regulation is really important as the length increases. I am not good at it to be honest having made some really big mistakes in 24h and longer races. I thought I had posted a quote...
12-02-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By haikuhut33

Rear derailleur pulley doesn't spin

This thread is super old but just in case someone has this problem. What I found with my rear derailleur is that one of the 2 metal cups on the sides of the pulley is not flat. The flat part of the...
12-02-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By Iride01

It's okay to eat the cookie. Just don't eat the...

It's okay to eat the cookie. Just don't eat the cookie every hour of every day. Remember it's a treat, not nutritious food.

When I compare the SAD to what I was being told by my mom back in the...
12-02-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I forgot this about office work. Every time I...

I forgot this about office work. Every time I went past the break room there was a pile of diabetes on the table. I hope WFH never ends.
12-02-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/e7da9dab6b8dc08bed6fd5ab508156e2_a7f5cd45f99fd0fcd855c6e4fe333182de6d79d2.jpg
12-01-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,082
Posted By 70sSanO

The truth is, everyone wants to be an expert and...

The truth is, everyone wants to be an expert and none of them have a clue. And everyone can find something out there that supports their personal beliefs.

After the pandemic first started...
12-01-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By gugie

Interesting fact: Portland, Oregon was a coin...

Interesting fact: Portland, Oregon was a coin flip away (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland,_Oregon#:~:text=In%201845%2C%20Overton,with%20its%20namesake) from being named Boston, Oregon.
12-01-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25,440
Views: 3,280,427
Posted By clubman

Full name Drew Gutenberg.

Full name Drew Gutenberg.
12-01-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Yelbom15

Vintage Pirelli Inner Tubes

Is there any history on these? I pulled them out of a bike I had come in from the 1920s. I know the tires and inner tubes are not from that time but can’t seem to find anything on these. At least as...
12-01-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By DMC707

Tiniest Ironman build thread

I've loved doing build (rebuild) threads and so far this year have done a couple of easy ones --- but i will add , easy ones by a lot of you guys' standards . I am suffering from depression...
12-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By BoltBreaker

Tomales, you say? Last time we were there, it was...

Tomales, you say? Last time we were there, it was a bit nippy...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dJ2m9Kq/0/L/i-dJ2m9Kq-L.jpg

At least we always eat good on these rides.
...
12-01-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By nlerner

I've found that they angle up as they approach...

I've found that they angle up as they approach the rim. Looks right to me.
11-30-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,518
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The story I got from a few different industry...

The story I got from a few different industry people, back then, is that the Shimano style cartridge BBs were all about speed of factory assembly and having the manufacturer control the bearing...
11-30-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By rim

Thanks all. I agree that it is strange for the...

Thanks all. I agree that it is strange for the tire not to have ISO information but it doesn't. In fact, the replacement tire I bought doesn't either! I have found other 10x2 tires that are 156mm -...
11-29-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By randyjawa

The most important tip that I can offer a newbie...

The most important tip that I can offer a newbie is to make the bike road worthy and safe to ride "as found". Forget about upgrading at the onset. Just get to know the bike. There are, however, two...
11-29-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By iab

Complete C&V indifference

We live in a small bubble. Don't get me wrong, I like the bubble. It's populated with mostly good folks, and for some reason I don't know, the obscure minutia fascinates me. It is a small small...
11-29-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By chas58

Heck, I just built one up for winter from an old...

Heck, I just built one up for winter from an old mountain bike. What more should I want? gotta love those gorgeous Klein frames - Trek should really bring them back.
...
11-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,737
Posted By nlerner

Here's a link to a 1971 Time article on the bike...

Here's a link to a 1971 Time article on the bike boom:

https://web.archive.org/web/20110604050422/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,909901-1,00.html#ixzz0cQ58UgTW
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,737
Posted By Doug Fattic

A shortish history of modern American frame builders

The general population of adult Americans did not ride bicycles until the bike boom of 1970. Before then they were for kids to get around until they finally got their driver’s license. I saw my 1st...
11-29-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By Koyote

You should try homebrewing. :)

You should try homebrewing. :)
11-28-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25,440
Views: 3,280,427
Posted By jkrug

Have now worked on three cottered three-speeds...

Have now worked on three cottered three-speeds and the Bikesmith cotter pin tool has saved all three. Thanks to all who recommended it and to Mark for providing such a beautifully finished and...
11-28-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By nlerner

Thanks for all those recs. I went ahead and...

Thanks for all those recs. I went ahead and bought the Shimano tool. Because I can't have enough bike tools.

Also, because I can't wait, I went ahead and made a homebrewed version with a scrap...
11-28-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By poprad

More pics! ...

More pics!
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_5049_79ef8723615e6dfec6600ec6c320ce2f707372a6.jpg
Graceful stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By chaadster

Valve stems are not something specific to wheels,...

Valve stems are not something specific to wheels, so should not be a factor in your purchase decision.

Valves, and whether their cores are removable, are either to do with the innertube, or if...
11-27-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No surprise, it's what I thought right away. 3700...

No surprise, it's what I thought right away. 3700 miles is getting a bit much for a chain in general and if that small cog is used a lot of the time it's a lot for that too.

I have found...
11-27-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,314
Posted By rhm

"Well, find it, or send me an RMA and prepaid...

"Well, find it, or send me an RMA and prepaid shipping."

Worth a try?
11-27-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By gugie

As early 70's Raleighs were known to change...

As early 70's Raleighs were known to change dropouts, fork crowns, and lugs on frame and fork during the same model year, and weren't exactly consistent on their kit, it isn't necessary, and probably...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By 2flit

Tandem Guy and Doug... Thanks! Glad to have a...

Tandem Guy and Doug... Thanks!
Glad to have a good email for Doug and just wrote this morning to the Juno address.
... and since I won't be posting very soon again... here is one for the Tandem...
11-27-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,601
Posted By Bianchigirll

Wasnt the German Enigma based on this freewheel?...

Wasnt the German Enigma based on this freewheel? https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1039x1133/d652e7e0_d3e4_42be_90de_8da815bc73fe_8a55e7d0dd4d038c607eb2102bc4b15bb255b250.jpeg
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By GhostRider62

I think this quote from Jim is key. I had a...

I think this quote from Jim is key. I had a pretty crappy (literally and figuratively) PBP in 2019 but I knew whatever I ate would eventually pass. I stopped a lot and slept a lot. The return from...
11-27-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By PugRider

Hey, at least you're still riding something. ...

Hey, at least you're still riding something.

And you still have all the Modern Lovers tracks...
11-27-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Jim77

Spot on - it was the ‘thread locker’ on the...

Spot on - it was the ‘thread locker’ on the bottom bracket threads that were giving the extra resistance. I pushed through and used the tool to finish off.

Thanks for all your helpful comments 👍
11-26-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,601
Posted By steelbikeguy

and a handful of curiosities that Jim Langley...

and a handful of curiosities that Jim Langley wrote about a while back...

...
11-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,601
Posted By iab

I don't know about solar power, but that...

I don't know about solar power, but that headband's ability to keep sweat out of the eyes in that position is truly amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By chaadster

Fast tires have lots of flex, or compliance, at...

Fast tires have lots of flex, or compliance, at the tread, courtesy of finely woven, supple casing materials and a thin, flexible tread. Part and parcel to those things are lightweight, so the...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By grosey

I use the "Fairweather for Traveller" 700x28's on...

I use the "Fairweather for Traveller" 700x28's on my 'good' road bike, I originally bought them for my commuter but there was no way they were fitting on my wheels. They replaced Schwable Ones after...
11-26-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By BFisher

Don't know about the "edge," but much of what has...

Don't know about the "edge," but much of what has been said is very valuable, especially iab's take.

I can't believe the years that are behind me already. My oldest is 17. I'm the only bike dork...
11-26-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By zacster

One flat is an accidental puncture, 2 flats is a...

One flat is an accidental puncture, 2 flats is a pattern. While I always check for protruding glass or spokes when I fix a flat, if there is a second on the same tire/tube there is usually a root...
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