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05-15-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By The Golden Boy

Remember that only the first iterations of...

Remember that only the first iterations of Suntour's indexing shifters could switch to friction. That was a Shimano feature that they pushed the issue on.
05-15-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By The Golden Boy

Nice lookin' bike! You've done a good job with...

Nice lookin' bike! You've done a good job with it!!
05-15-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think Sno-Seal over-softened my B17. Because I...

I think Sno-Seal over-softened my B17. Because I was too cheap to buy the Proofide because I knew better...:rolleyes:

You just spent $130 on a saddle. Fork out the extra $20 for the Proofide.
05-14-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,922
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet!!! I want to get one with "BICYCLE" in the...

Sweet!!! I want to get one with "BICYCLE" in the sxxxtiest block lettering- sort of like John Belushi's "COLLEGE" sweatshirt:

I can't believe they took the BAR!!!

...
05-14-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By The Golden Boy

I get a kick out the people who can't spell...

I get a kick out the people who can't spell "Ishiwata."

And then there's the people who talk about "the auction site" after they talk about getting equipment from Brooks, Nitto, Campagnolo, SRAM...
05-14-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know about unicorn... but here's a lugged...

I don't know about unicorn... but here's a lugged fork, unicrown:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4611/39323799364_43fdb0f08e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22UUKwL)1987 Schwinn High Sierra...
05-13-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By The Golden Boy

I drove down to some place in Illinois for my...

I drove down to some place in Illinois for my Trek 400 Elance. I had a fever and was in a rented car. It was only like 106 miles, but it felt like 6 days driving being all sick and stuff.

(There...
05-12-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think most of my shirts have some sort of cat...

I think most of my shirts have some sort of cat claw pull in the threads... from just deciding to climb over me, or just hanging out on me and deciding not to be there in a great big hurry.
05-12-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By The Golden Boy

Bicycle collecting is very much of a "hobby of...

Bicycle collecting is very much of a "hobby of opportunity." You get stuff because it's there. A lot of times you get it for a good price. Some people stumble into good stuff.

Then there's the...
05-09-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By The Golden Boy

When I was in the Army we used stuff like this...

When I was in the Army we used stuff like this for touching up scuffed rank insignias.

https://www.vanguardmil.com/products/black-out-emblem-refinisher

It's not the same stuff, but this looks...
05-06-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By The Golden Boy

Seeing as how you're 'starting over,' and you...

Seeing as how you're 'starting over,' and you don't like downtube shifters- I'd recommend Suntour Barcons- the friction ones. They "click," but they're not indexed.

They're relatively...
05-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 832
Posted By The Golden Boy

Aiiiiighhhghghghghgh!!!! Simplex, Huret, SIS...

Aiiiiighhhghghghghgh!!!!

Simplex, Huret, SIS Shimano.... all on one clamp!!!

:D :D :p
05-02-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yeah, sure- FWIW- I wear between an 8 and 9, and...

Yeah, sure- FWIW- I wear between an 8 and 9, and these were too big. IIRC, these were around $30 when I got them... so $15 plus shipping sound good? That's with the mounting screws.

Shoot me a...
05-01-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By The Golden Boy

You're on a forum for people to be talking about...

You're on a forum for people to be talking about old bikes. Most people like to talk about old bikes.

Look at it this way, you got 3 posts (so far) out of the deal.

Whenever you do searches-...
04-30-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By The Golden Boy

I didn't even notice! I was just throwing...

I didn't even notice!

I was just throwing in that it was the 40th attempt at creating a water displacement formula.

https://wd40company.com/our-company/our-history/
04-30-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By The Golden Boy

You like the BCG look? I saw these on the...

You like the BCG look?

I saw these on the Duluth site- I donít know how heavy they are- but they look cool- Iíd take off the side protectors.
...
04-30-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By The Golden Boy

Water Displacement, formula 40.

Water Displacement, formula 40.
04-29-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By The Golden Boy

I can only echo what everyone else has said. ...

I can only echo what everyone else has said. It's a great color. As it came from the factory- it was a solid, but really good, midline bike with great parts.

The DiaCompe G500s were quality side...
04-29-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,294
Views: 333,492
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a Bern- It's a very nice hat. ...

I have a Bern- It's a very nice hat.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49749126378_499b5edbbd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iNah3f)New Hat (https://flic.kr/p/2iNah3f) by Dave The Golden Boy...
04-29-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By The Golden Boy

No, I didn't actually misspeak- I totally...

No, I didn't actually misspeak- I totally conflated cable pull and spacing. :eek: I'm glad you're here!!! :thumb:
04-27-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yes a SRAM PC 850/870 should be swell. ...

Yes a SRAM PC 850/870 should be swell.

SunTour 6 speed spacing is effectively the same as Sunrace 6 speed spacing which his the same as Shimano SIS 6 speed spacing. Which is different from Dura...
04-27-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,517
Posted By The Golden Boy

Well, to show my age, I thought it was Carol from...

Well, to show my age, I thought it was Carol from the Gong Show. And you know what she did before that...
04-27-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,399
Posted By The Golden Boy

I never wore a bike helmet until... say 2012 or...

I never wore a bike helmet until... say 2012 or so. I'm aware of how fragile the skull is, but I still only wore it if I went beyond the neighborhood, a few years ago I started wearing the helmet...
04-27-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,413
Posted By The Golden Boy

Someday, the pendulum of opinion is going to...

Someday, the pendulum of opinion is going to swing back to the Grab-Ons and you'll be hailed as a visionary!!!!
04-26-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 853,472
Posted By The Golden Boy

My Trek 620 with the Eco didn't have the cover...

My Trek 620 with the Eco didn't have the cover on, but my 720 with the Titanium did:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4605/25183222087_1df111807d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EnmAyg)Sachs/Huret Duopar...
04-26-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have the "Merrell Burnt Rock Travel Suede...

I have the "Merrell Burnt Rock Travel Suede Hiking Shoes Dusty Olive J91249." I've had them for about 3-4 years. Better riding shoes than "runners" or "hiking shoes." I find they get wet really easy-...
04-26-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's the top of the line MTB from Trek for that...

It's the top of the line MTB from Trek for that year.

So, yes, it is special and uncommon. And US made.

Proprietary True Temper OD tubing, with only this and the 970 sharing the frame. The...
04-26-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By The Golden Boy

So Adidas bought out Five Ten? I've had 2...

So Adidas bought out Five Ten?

I've had 2 pairs of 5-10 shoes and really liked them- I had a pair of Dirtbags that I loved and a pair of Spitfires that I like- The Spitfires are more 'walking...
04-26-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 242,206
Posted By The Golden Boy

Drusilla the Little Cat helping me work. ...

Drusilla the Little Cat helping me work.

Helping.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51050680572_ea37d9e1f9_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kMb5KN)DruDesk (https://flic.kr/p/2kMb5KN) by Dave The...
04-26-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 242,206
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm so sorry!!!

I'm so sorry!!!
04-25-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By The Golden Boy

Here's a thread with some suggestions: ...

Here's a thread with some suggestions:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1073681-mirrors.html



I want to be able to just glance over to the mirror, I want to know where the mirror...
04-25-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,413
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's these guys... ...

There's these guys...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4850/32038671208_6be435a207_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QP9yJU)620 Build Derailleurs (https://flic.kr/p/QP9yJU) by Dave The Golden Boy...
04-19-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thank you for paying attention and noticing and...

Thank you for paying attention and noticing and mentioning it. :thumb:

I've posted about 4,293 pix of this bike here on BF in the past 6 years or so- someone saw the fork as bent in one other pic...
04-18-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By The Golden Boy

This is replacing a Cambium. No real reason- the...

This is replacing a Cambium. No real reason- the Cambium is doing great, especially compared to other Cambiums from around the same era, but I guess spreading the riding around between 4-5 bikes...
04-18-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By The Golden Boy

New Saddle Day!!!

It's not exactly *new* but I finally put it on today.

A week or so ago I got a Gilles Berthoud Aspin saddle- work and some other things got in the way- but I finally got around to Proofiding it...
04-16-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,086
Posted By The Golden Boy

I always have trouble with this- I dither about...

I always have trouble with this- I dither about whether it can be "better." This is how mine are set up- (again, these are MT-62s as noted in the follow up posts). My braking is fine/good.
...
04-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,773
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just bit down and got tubes for my Mesa/Boogie...

I just bit down and got tubes for my Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+.

Three matched quads. Thatís 12 6L6s.

I opted for JJs because it was easy/affordable and Iím good with JJs.
04-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,086
Posted By The Golden Boy

SLR has the spring tension split between the...

SLR has the spring tension split between the calipers and the levers- so all the spring tension is not at the caliper to pull open the brake, pull the cable back and pull the levers back to the start...
04-15-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think he was in the process of moving. ...

I think he was in the process of moving.

Still... 2 weeks is a long time. OTOH- it's the internet- it's really not that important. Still- I do hope everything is working out!!!
04-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,207
Posted By The Golden Boy

Command Shifters for the win. ...

Command Shifters for the win.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4643/38734950254_aad3c4639e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/221SKcU)IMG_2402 (https://flic.kr/p/221SKcU) by Dave The Golden Boy...
04-15-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,773
Posted By The Golden Boy

$9 robbery for tubes? Some people have...

$9 robbery for tubes? Some people have differing ideas of what robbery is.



So I was going to ask if you knew where to score some Gold Lion KT88s... and then I see someone's making them (or...
04-15-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By The Golden Boy

I haven't- we were up for the Dark Songs thing a...

I haven't- we were up for the Dark Songs thing a few years ago. I've known Liv Mueller for 20 some years- she's a sweetheart.
04-15-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,207
Posted By The Golden Boy

I didn’t see the poll when I posted... the...

I didn’t see the poll when I posted...

the bar end rear/DT front doesn’t make much sense- Brifter rear/DT or bar end front makes sense with indexed front shifting on brifters.

The way I’m...
04-15-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,207
Posted By The Golden Boy

If you “like” Brifters, toss a coin for Brifters...

If you “like” Brifters, toss a coin for Brifters vs Bar Ends for x2 in the front.

Bar Ends if going x3 in the front.

I’m just not a DT shifter guy.
04-15-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By The Golden Boy

Iíll yap peopleís ears off about my bikes all day...

Iíll yap peopleís ears off about my bikes all day long and get into every microscopically stupid minutiae of component choices- My pictures are usually terrible, I can only imagine any video Iíd...
04-14-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,606
Posted By The Golden Boy

Years ago someone had posted the QBP pix of...

Years ago someone had posted the QBP pix of bunches of bars- so you could actually compare them- you got 2 different views of the bars, so you could compare the rise, sweep, drop, and splay. It was...
04-14-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't understand why people get bent out of...

I don't understand why people get bent out of shape about your videos. I think they're nice. It's a great way to share your enjoyment of the stuff you enjoy with people that enjoy the same stuff. ...
04-12-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By The Golden Boy

At least there's no Big Dumb Hotel. What...

At least there's no Big Dumb Hotel.


What has totally changed is the road from GreenBay up to Sturgeon Bay is now a 4 lane freeway compared to a 2 lane highway. It SIGNIFICANTLY decreases the...
04-12-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By The Golden Boy

Now if you're into yokes... Grail Straddle...

Now if you're into yokes...

Grail Straddle Cable Yokes! - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1135328-grail-straddle-cable-yokes.html)
04-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,120
Posted By The Golden Boy

Throw in a Helicomatic to raise your chances a...

Throw in a Helicomatic to raise your chances a bit more...
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