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01-17-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By arex

Followed your procedure, except for the brake...

Followed your procedure, except for the brake fluid (not sure I have any), and after monumental effort, I got the damned thing to turn. Even then, it turned very grudgingly, and I was afraid that I'd...
01-17-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By arex

Stuck pedal

I recently scored an '86 Miyata 310 that some genius was trying to turn into...I dunno what.

Among other things on it are some crappy and mismatched MTB pedals, one of which I can't bust loose at...
01-09-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 3,380,436
Posted By arex

Oh, crap...I didn't even notice that. That's...

Oh, crap...I didn't even notice that. That's hilarious.
01-09-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 3,380,436
Posted By arex

1986 Miyata 310, $25. I mostly bought it for the...

1986 Miyata 310, $25. I mostly bought it for the frame, but a surprising amount of the bike is original. The stem, bars, seat post, and saddle are crappy aftermarket stuff, not worth keeping. The...
12-10-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

Daaaaaaang. I don't know what I'd do with it...

Daaaaaaang. I don't know what I'd do with it personally, but it's still pretty neat.
12-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By arex

Citrikleen. An industrial-strength citrus-based...

Citrikleen. An industrial-strength citrus-based water-soluble degreaser. Highly concentrated, you mix a few ounces of it in bucket of water. Very safe to use, but very aggressive...it'll leech the...
12-10-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

Sale, today only. They have whitewall and...

Sale, today only. They have whitewall and gumwall.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/michelin-world-tour-26-x-1-3-8-35-590-tire?sg=500
11-23-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By arex

I've only ever gotten stuff from Porkchop by way...

I've only ever gotten stuff from Porkchop by way of eBay. I was actually surprised to learn they had a website, a few years ago when I was looking for something weird.
11-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By arex

Deda Elementi Mistral. Doesn't appear to come in...

Deda Elementi Mistral. Doesn't appear to come in a burgundy. Looks nice, wears well, nice to install.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122737612726?epid=1901625822&hash=item1c93bb57b6:g:nAwAAOSwbplhiGL7...
11-23-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

Found on a Facebook R20 group: ...

Found on a Facebook R20 group:
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11-22-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,285
Views: 3,012,463
Posted By arex

+1 All the things SpudBoi said. Also, there...

+1 All the things SpudBoi said.

Also, there are linear-pull (V-brake) road levers available, though they're not common. I have Tektro RL520 levers on my old Univega, and they work great.
11-22-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By arex

What's going on here..?

Came across this photo on Facebook, in a non-English classic bike group. The auto-translate didn't really explain anything.
...
11-01-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,813
Posted By arex

I have a C17S on my old Univega. It honestly...

I have a C17S on my old Univega. It honestly isn't shaped any differently than a B17, and it's comfortable for me. I wasn't looking for a shorter or "women's" saddle, but it does the job for me just...
08-07-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By arex

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RaleighTwenty

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RaleighTwenty
08-02-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,420
Posted By arex

Yes, I know I'm resurrecting a zombie thread...

Yes, I know I'm resurrecting a zombie thread here...

Giving very serious consideration to getting one of these for my wife. Can anyone tell me anything about the 3-speed IGH? Is it Shimano or...
07-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By arex

I've been using 2.10 Continental Town & Countrys...

I've been using 2.10 Continental Town & Countrys on my commuter for a few years now...been doing pretty well for me. However, I've read some poor reviews of the tire, as used in heavy touring. Not...
07-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By arex

I did not know that...good info.

I did not know that...good info.
07-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By arex

You won't regret it. Paselas are just plain nice.

You won't regret it. Paselas are just plain nice.
07-22-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_d...

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=62891
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07-22-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By arex

It just feels really nice riding it. Feels...

It just feels really nice riding it. Feels effortless...which, given my weight, is something I don't often feel.
...
07-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By arex

I have an '84 Gran Turismo, and it's easily my...

I have an '84 Gran Turismo, and it's easily my favorite bike. It was in rough shape when I dug it out of a scrap pile behind a thrift shop, so I didn't bother trying to keep it original.

I...
07-09-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,467
Posted By arex

Tektro makes very decent brake components that...

Tektro makes very decent brake components that aren't very expensive.

+1 on the Kool Stop salmon brake pads. They just plain work.
07-06-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,620
Posted By arex

+1 on Tacx.

+1 on Tacx.
07-06-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

When I shine a very bright flashlight across the...

When I shine a very bright flashlight across the seat clamp band, i can barely make out numbers. I can't read them, though. I might try doing a rubbing with paper and pencil.
07-05-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

I have a Robin Hood question... I have two...

I have a Robin Hood question...

I have two frames, women's, one 21" bare frame a 23" entire bike...at least, I assume they're 21" and 23" since one is smaller than the other, and I think 21 and 23...
06-27-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By arex

I used some 3M double-sided tape on my commuter...

I used some 3M double-sided tape on my commuter on top of powercoat. Very thin, like Scotch tape, but with a very tenacious adhesive on both sides. Obviously, the badge has to fit pretty snugly...
06-20-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By arex

It bears a passing resemblance, but I doubt it's...

It bears a passing resemblance, but I doubt it's intentional. I'm sure that any studio is very careful about any logos that show up in a movie scene.
06-14-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By arex

I'm sure I'm not the only one that likes aero...

I'm sure I'm not the only one that likes aero levers because the cabling is tidier, rather than thinking it'll make my fat arse any faster.
06-07-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 98,877
Posted By arex

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05-15-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,285
Views: 3,012,463
Posted By arex

Dunno why not. Might be cool.

Dunno why not. Might be cool.
04-17-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By arex

SKS Bluemel polycarbonates. I have them on my...

SKS Bluemel polycarbonates. I have them on my Univega.
04-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

Just got this off of eBay for my wife. '60s...

Just got this off of eBay for my wife. '60s Robin Hood. Probably paid too much.
...
04-05-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,941
Posted By arex

I've done three bikes with the bar-end cables...

I've done three bikes with the bar-end cables under the tape, exiting at the stem. Doesn't seem to bind up or anything, and it's a lot cleaner.
04-03-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20,806
Views: 3,721,981
Posted By arex

https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/1...

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03-17-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-Womens-Raleigh-Sport...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-Womens-Raleigh-Sports-21-Bike-Frame-and-fork-26-Wheels/254796886768

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/0Y0AAOSwcMlfyEmT/s-l1600.jpg
03-15-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By arex

Holy crap...I need these. Thank you.

Holy crap...I need these. Thank you.
03-15-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 931,022
Posted By arex

What is this? ...

What is this?

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03-10-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By arex

blamester is correct. The chain and cassette...

blamester is correct. The chain and cassette replacement will most likely solve all your skipping problems. Be sure that your rear derailleur is adjusted correctly, too, because that can sometimes...
03-10-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,716
Posted By arex

PowderTek in Grand Junction CO. They've done...

PowderTek in Grand Junction CO. They've done three frames for me, and did an absolutely perfect job of masking off the stuff that needed to be masked...clearly very experienced with ,bikes. They...
03-10-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

+1 for "hammer-fisted genetic wonder".

+1 for "hammer-fisted genetic wonder".
03-10-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 124,258
Posted By arex

Panaracer Paselas appear to no longer be...

Panaracer Paselas appear to no longer be available in 27" on Panaracer's website. However, the Pasela Protite is. I'm not sure if the 27" tires being crossed out means they're discontinued, or just...
02-10-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,250
Posted By arex

RemOil, a light, slick, and tenacious gun...

RemOil, a light, slick, and tenacious gun lubricant. It's like TriFlo, but oilier and with less solvents. I use it as a chain lube, but there's a lot of uses for it.
12-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,947
Posted By arex

I have a tandem with Suzue hubs, though I'm...

I have a tandem with Suzue hubs, though I'm replacing the wheels.
12-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

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11-30-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 302,407
Posted By arex

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11-30-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 302,407
Posted By arex

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11-26-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20,806
Views: 3,721,981
Posted By arex

Any idea what I'm looking at here..? ...

Any idea what I'm looking at here..?

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11-08-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By arex

https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/kool-stop-co...

https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/kool-stop-continental-salmon-brake-shoes-479.htm
10-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25,615
Views: 3,358,419
Posted By arex

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Raleigh-1968-Lent...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Raleigh-1968-Lenton-Sports/193717425916?hash=item2d1a7556fc:g:G18AAOSwhBtfjvYv
10-22-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By arex

I'm aware of the thread...haven't looked at it in...

I'm aware of the thread...haven't looked at it in a while, though. Too many other distractions.
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