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06-10-14, 05:48 AM
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Views: 3,893
Posted By Panthers007

Looks like a Baby Park from here. Probably works...

Looks like a Baby Park from here. Probably works just fine, or can be cajoled out of any annoying quirks (more easily than with people). My only concern is that it appears to want to be...
06-04-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,034
Posted By Panthers007

Glad it all worked out. You got the bike, and...

Glad it all worked out. You got the bike, and those weasels got the finger. I went from shop to shop up where I live, pretending to be a neophyte and asking lots of questions. It was like my "Naughty...
06-01-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,446
Posted By Panthers007

Patch-Kit with no excuse not to carry one: ...

Patch-Kit with no excuse not to carry one:

Park Tool Co. GP-2 : Super Patch Kit : Tube & Tire (http://www.parktool.com/product/super-patch-kit-gp-2)
05-31-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,034
Posted By Panthers007

Good! There is no excuse for selling...

Good!

There is no excuse for selling someone a bike that doesn't fit them. I hope that sales-weasel gets his next job in a shoe-store. :notamused:
05-31-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Panthers007

:roflmao2::lol::roflmao2:

:roflmao2::lol::roflmao2:
05-31-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,828
Posted By Panthers007

The Avid SD 7 v-brakes I run are coupled to...

The Avid SD 7 v-brakes I run are coupled to these:

Love Lever 2.5 from Paul Component Engineering (http://www.paulcomp.com/lovelever25.html)

And they are capable of throwing me over the bars if...
05-31-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By Panthers007

You can always get some fine emery-paper and buff...

You can always get some fine emery-paper and buff them smooth - if they disturb you.
05-31-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,021
Posted By Panthers007

Perhaps you need a spacer. I've seen this problem...

Perhaps you need a spacer. I've seen this problem many times and often that's all that's needed.

Good luck!
05-29-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,440
Posted By Panthers007

I once built a real junker of a bike as a joke....

I once built a real junker of a bike as a joke. It only had a front brake, and I Tefloned the rim of the wheel to reduce stopping power. It was a 10-speed frame, so, of course, I put BMX handle-bars...
05-28-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By Panthers007

My old fave? "Anybody's Bike Book" by Tom...

My old fave? "Anybody's Bike Book" by Tom Cuthbertson. It was just fun! Other than that, I use my Sutherland's.
05-28-14, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,538
Posted By Panthers007

Right you are! :thumb: One other warning...

Right you are! :thumb:

One other warning here - ArmourAll (or however you spell it). Some people believe the ads and apply it willie-nillie to all sorts of things. But it's advertised for...
05-27-14, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,538
Posted By Panthers007

A big enemy of tires, and other rubber-type...

A big enemy of tires, and other rubber-type compounds, is UV. Ultraviolet radiation from the Sun. So if you are planning on storing tires for an extended period, make it a darkened place away from...
05-27-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,058
Posted By Panthers007

You could always drop a stack of money buying the...

You could always drop a stack of money buying the bike from a shop overseas and have them ship it to you. Or go over and buy it there and have a nice vacation. Then you could ship it back.

I feel...
05-27-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By Panthers007

Looks better, perhaps, than my compressed-air...

Looks better, perhaps, than my compressed-air marine distress-horn. Now ask me if I care...

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05-27-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,440
Posted By Panthers007

Oh my! :twitchy:

Oh my! :twitchy:
05-27-14, 03:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,058
Posted By Panthers007

A pea-green Trek! That's a beauty! And that's...

A pea-green Trek! That's a beauty! And that's what I was talking about.
05-27-14, 03:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,569
Posted By Panthers007

I've been using the old Shimano cable-cutters for...

I've been using the old Shimano cable-cutters for decades without a problem. I believe in buying top-drawer tools once. Sure they cost more - but you only have to buy them once and forget it. Nothing...
05-26-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,543
Posted By Panthers007

I remember Ross bikes from the 1960's. They were...

I remember Ross bikes from the 1960's. They were basically good, inexpensive transportation - making a range of styles that were quite similar to Schwinn bikes of the day. Huffy's were known to live...
05-26-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,058
Posted By Panthers007

It's a well known fact that many people will buy...

It's a well known fact that many people will buy a product that is the colour they like. Even if they rationally know the other product, of a colour they are not thrilled with, is superior. I've...
05-26-14, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Panthers007

Why does this smell like S*P*A*M?

Why does this smell like S*P*A*M?
05-25-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,802
Posted By Panthers007

It all boils down to this: Is the cost...

It all boils down to this: Is the cost differential between the 7.3 and 7.4 worth the "better" grips, tires(?), carbon fork, and Deore/Acera derailleurs? Parts is parts. When you buy a new bicycle...
05-24-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 2,100,349
Posted By Panthers007

Nice Univega. And welcome aboard!

Nice Univega. And welcome aboard!
05-24-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By Panthers007

It depends on your wheels. I built a pair out of...

It depends on your wheels. I built a pair out of Mavic A719 rims, Ultegra hubs, and DT 14-15-14 gauge spokes - 36 rear and 32 front. Those wheels could handle Yak-paths in Tibet! Make for very tough...
05-24-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Panthers007

Rather than buying a bag of 20 right off the bat,...

Rather than buying a bag of 20 right off the bat, try politely asking your local bike-shop if they can spare a couple. If only to entice you to patronize the shop, many will gladly fork over some.
05-24-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Panthers007

The ferrules should be the same diameter as the...

The ferrules should be the same diameter as the cable. You want a ferrule? Or an end-cap to prevent fraying? Anywho - poke around here to see what you need. If it's just one or two, many bike-shops...
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