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10-25-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,385
Posted By Matariki

Glad you sorted it out ... and without major...

Glad you sorted it out ... and without major surgery.
10-03-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By Matariki

Still wondering about my mystery frame

I started this thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1025975-doubtful-colnago-but-what-might.html?highlight=)a month ago and it seems that the consensus opinion was that the frame was a...
09-10-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By Matariki

Such treatment doesn't (shouldn't) hurt, but I...

Such treatment doesn't (shouldn't) hurt, but I agree with Jobst Brandt that it is not necessary at all (http://yarchive.net/bike/frame_rust.html). My 45 year old daily, all weather commuter has...
09-10-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By Matariki

I've got a 26 tpi headset that I anticipating...

I've got a 26 tpi headset that I anticipating going bad by the time it's my age. How can I prepare for that inevitability? New fork is not an option.
09-10-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Matariki

Left out "Bikes are bad for the environment...

Left out "Bikes are bad for the environment (http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/03/news/must-read-cycling-is-bad-for-the-environment_276724)"
09-09-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,327
Posted By Matariki

I wouldn't have had the patience to stand there...

I wouldn't have had the patience to stand there listening. I'd tell him to have a nice day and then continue my ride.
09-09-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Matariki

Difference between Ambrosio tubular rims?

I have two sets of Ambrosio rims from the 80's and I plan on building up wheels with one of them. One set is Montreal Durex and the other is Metamorphosis. I can't find a lot of specs that tell me...
09-09-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Matariki

Have you measured your spindle? The JIS spindles...

Have you measured your spindle? The JIS spindles have the largest end of any of the systems. If you have a JIS crank and it's too big for your spindle, i.e. it seats too far in, then you may have...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Matariki

Fenix HP15 Ultimate Edition on helmet

I am considering this light as an upgrade to the bulky integral light/battery unit I now use. The separate battery mounts on the headband at the back. Does anyone have any experience mounting this on...
09-09-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By Matariki

At first I thought this was a divided MUP (which...

At first I thought this was a divided MUP (which would be dumb), but it looks like the divider separates motor vehicles from trail users. Link to street view...
09-08-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,934
Posted By Matariki

Very nice. I picked up a 72 SC frame a few years...

Very nice. I picked up a 72 SC frame a few years back that had gone through many owners (and many rattle cans). I built it up into my daily commuter and marvel how well it rides (even loaded down)...
09-07-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By Matariki

Fenix HP15 Ultimate Edition on helmet

I am considering this light as an upgrade to the bulky integral light/battery unit I now use. The separate battery mounts on the headband at the back. Does anyone have any experience mounting this...
09-07-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,088
Posted By Matariki

[QUOTE=noglider;18142964]Why are the model names...

[QUOTE=noglider;18142964]Why are the model names B&M uses so unmemorable? I can't keep them straight in my head. Great products, terrible names.[/QUOTE

You're right, ha! I have a Lumotec IQ Cyo...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 92,388
Posted By Matariki

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,263.11 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,263.11
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7 (8,537.1 total) [144/144]
dschue5 (MN) ______________________ 5,530.0 (8,360 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
09-06-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,385
Posted By Matariki

Yes you should feel a definite difference between...

Yes you should feel a definite difference between 1st and 2nd.

The only manual I was able to find was this one (http://www.sturmey-archerheritage.com/files/view-287.pdf). Although it's from an...
09-05-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,385
Posted By Matariki

I have a XRD5 on my commuting bike and I adjust...

I have a XRD5 on my commuting bike and I adjust it so the indicator band center is at the end of the axle. I usually move the shifter through its range and then check again. Sometimes it needs a...
09-05-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By Matariki

Sure I would.

Sure I would.
09-04-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,657
Posted By Matariki

Agree. Incentivizing is just another way to say...

Agree. Incentivizing is just another way to say manipulating. There is just no way for the government to manipulate things in a way that optimizes benefits. They do try, but what happens is an...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,171
Posted By Matariki

As more and more people have smart phones, the...

As more and more people have smart phones, the number of "distracted driving" incidents is spiking.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 92,388
Posted By Matariki

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7 (8,537.1 total) [144/144]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,038.91
dschue5 (MN) ______________________ 5,530.0 (8,360 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
08-29-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,630
Posted By Matariki

When I broke my wrist last year, I had a flash...

When I broke my wrist last year, I had a flash that perhaps I "should" be worried about stability so while recovering, I browsed for info about tadpole trikes. This led to browsing ads, which in...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,667
Posted By Matariki

Really? That's one light every hundred yards. I'd...

Really? That's one light every hundred yards. I'd start looking for another route. There are 12 lights on my 7 mile commute and some days they are all red and it gets me batty. For the OP: I...
08-28-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Matariki

PM sent

PM sent
08-28-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,056
Posted By Matariki

Be careful with this. We humans can never really...

Be careful with this. We humans can never really predict how any dog can react to certain triggers. Best to have them under control.
08-28-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Matariki

Drivers are trained to know that there are...

Drivers are trained to know that there are priority categories of signs that are set apart by their shapes, sizes, and colors. When driving they should be scanning the signs and give each the...
08-28-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,384
Posted By Matariki

What kind of camera do you use? Sony HDR...

What kind of camera do you use?

Sony HDR AS-20

How much did you pay for it?
~$100



How do you mount it?
08-28-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 2,734,033
Posted By Matariki

could have done without the pasty topless selfie.

could have done without the pasty topless selfie.
08-27-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,560
Posted By Matariki

I took some center to center measurements: ...

I took some center to center measurements: ST=52cm TT=54cm chainstay = 42cm (My 83 Super frame is 41). Seems to be in the range that you would expect. I've always thought that the TT/ST ratio...
08-27-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By Matariki

Those reverse levers are made for 23.8 diameter...

Those reverse levers are made for 23.8 diameter bars. I installed a pair that were still tight on the 23.8 bars. I was ok doing a bit of sanding with a dowel and 50 grit, but that was not removing...
08-27-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Matariki

Are you sure it's your crank? I'd check the rest...

Are you sure it's your crank? I'd check the rest of your drive train to rule out other issues. For instance, perhaps your wheel moved in the dropouts and the tire is rubbing a bit on the seat stay....
08-27-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Posted By Matariki

Yep, I had a 14-20 on my bikes in the late 70's -...

Yep, I had a 14-20 on my bikes in the late 70's - early 80's and rode in a fairly hilly area. That was then though. Vintage equipment and vintage legs are two separate things.

I will admit it...
08-26-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Matariki

Yep, I'd like to know, too, if you are...

Yep, I'd like to know, too, if you are successful. Indicator rods should be loose enough to easily remove them as long as you can find a grip.
08-26-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By Matariki

Those threaded drivers are neat because you can...

Those threaded drivers are neat because you can mount a freewheel instead of a sprocket to expand your gear range.
08-24-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 61,561
Posted By Matariki

I guess I never noticed this feedback thread. A...

I guess I never noticed this feedback thread. A few years have passed but I wanted to make mention of my nice experiences buying from:
KvltBryce - Shimano 600 Cranks

whatwolf - Weinman...
08-24-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By Matariki

Horrible. At 4 AM I wonder if one or both were...

Horrible. At 4 AM I wonder if one or both were impaired.

I have more close calls per mile with other cyclists on MUPs than with cars on urban streets. Typical issues are speed (especially with...
08-23-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Matariki

All of the bearing surfaces need to be bare...

All of the bearing surfaces need to be bare metal. Unfortunately you did not mask the lower race. It might take some work but you could probably carefully scrape the coating off the lower race with...
08-23-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Matariki

On my old Raleigh Super Course frame with hub...

On my old Raleigh Super Course frame with hub brake IGH I've used existing cable stops to run bare cable for both shifter and brake. Works great.
08-23-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,698
Posted By Matariki

More essential than accessory. Pump Dynamo...

More essential than accessory.

Pump
Dynamo lights
Rack and various bags
Bell
Fenders
08-23-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,123,955
Posted By Matariki

Looking for early to mid 80's Campy Super Record...

Looking for early to mid 80's Campy Super Record braze-on front derailleur. Also Campy crank dust caps of the same vintage.
08-23-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,560
Posted By Matariki

The number "19" is stamped on the steerer tube. ...

The number "19" is stamped on the steerer tube. This corresponds to the "19" stamped on the dropout. I'm not sure what this is, perhaps serial #. I initially thought that it was a frame size but...
08-23-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 2,734,033
Posted By Matariki

Nice frame, but it would take a lot of effort to...

Nice frame, but it would take a lot of effort to convince me that this is a Colnago.
08-21-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,560
Posted By Matariki

No, it has tangs with 2 holes. The top is a bit...

No, it has tangs with 2 holes. The top is a bit bigger than the bottom.
08-21-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,560
Posted By Matariki

Yes there is chrome under the paint of the crown...

Yes there is chrome under the paint of the crown and yes the fork dropouts are stamped as you describe. A closer examination of the brake holes points to them having been drilled out for recessed...
08-21-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,560
Posted By Matariki

Doubtful Colnago, but what might it be?

I picked this up at a somewhat reasonable price knowing that it was not likely to be authentic. I'm sure that the seller thought I was working him when I brought up the topic of Colnago fakes. He...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,475
Posted By Matariki

I have Nitto B206 Nordeast bars. They are very...

I have Nitto B206 Nordeast bars. They are very similar to a set of GB All Rounders that unfortunately broke on me. Little bit of sweep and a little bit of rise.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By Matariki

Got pretty wet as well, though it wasn't raining....

Got pretty wet as well, though it wasn't raining. Dang humidity - it grabs you like a blanket.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By Matariki

It really rests on whether you like the fit and...

It really rests on whether you like the fit and ride of the Peugeot. My daily commuter is based on a 72 Raleigh Super Course. Nothing but the frame and head set (darn 26tpi) is original, the rest...
08-21-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,947
Posted By Matariki

Whenever I wonder what or what not to do, I...

Whenever I wonder what or what not to do, I always seek Jobst Brandt's advice:



This gives me comfort that my 40+ year old steel, never been treated, bike will serve me well for many more...
08-20-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Matariki

I use the AdBlock Plus Firefox plug-in on my...

I use the AdBlock Plus Firefox plug-in on my browsers and it works great. I got so fed up with political ads on another forum (that prohibited political posts, BTW) that I had to do something.
08-20-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,764
Posted By Matariki

I didn't get that Costco was advocating for...

I didn't get that Costco was advocating for registration. OTOH, they adeptly gather a lot of traffic for their page with these silly debate topics. Next month it may be "Should cyclists wear...
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