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06-27-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,633
Posted By Centaurious

Your braking with a new Chromed Steel wheel will...

Your braking with a new Chromed Steel wheel will astound you. Modern chrome plating has a much higher coefficient of friction than the old stuff. This is why Harley riders put so many chrome parts on...
06-13-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By Centaurious

So your not going to do the right thing and cut...

So your not going to do the right thing and cut up a critically compromised frame and take a loss? Instead you send it back to a known unscrupulous seller who will sell it again for some innocent to...
05-28-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,096
Posted By Centaurious

Something I have used for polishing small parts...

Something I have used for polishing small parts is a 4-way nail buffer for doing finger nails. The one I use looks like a flat 2 blade propeller with Emery and 3 buffing pads. Their cheap and...
05-14-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,626
Posted By Centaurious

Be aware that some cities require front and rear...

Be aware that some cities require front and rear brakes as part of their ordinances.
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,802
Posted By Centaurious

If your that worried about something breaking on...

If your that worried about something breaking on your tour throw a FiberFix packet in your bag. It won't care what it is wrapped around so it will work with steel, aluminium, and carbon fiber so all...
04-22-17, 12:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,642
Posted By Centaurious

You can see Red bikes all over the place... ...

You can see Red bikes all over the place... Therefore Green bikes are logically faster.
04-16-17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Centaurious

Put a rear light on it and ride it hard. After a...

Put a rear light on it and ride it hard. After a month you will Know what it needs.
04-16-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,136
Posted By Centaurious

Give it an ugly paint job, with a brush that was...

Give it an ugly paint job, with a brush that was badly cleaned. Don't forget to slap some on the crank and derailleurs. Ugly bar tape helps as well. Replace any quick releases with regular...
03-28-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Centaurious

I would apply Super Glue [cyanoacrylate adhesive]...

I would apply Super Glue [cyanoacrylate adhesive] to the crack with the tip of a sewing needle. Not to try to 'glue' the cracked metal together but to glue the paint to the metal if it has separated...
03-26-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,165
Posted By Centaurious

Time to make a toilet paper/paper towel holder...

Time to make a toilet paper/paper towel holder out of it, or maybe a set of coat hooks. Please destroy before disposal. Kids are dumb.
03-01-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Centaurious

Tap it back in place as said and if you need to...

Tap it back in place as said and if you need to secure it use thick super glue and not much.
03-01-17, 04:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,935
Posted By Centaurious

Stop obsessing and stop looking down, if the...

Stop obsessing and stop looking down, if the potholes don't get you the car lurking in the bushes will. And don't let the dogs left hook you either.
12-27-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By Centaurious

That thing will crush your chain-stays and...

That thing will crush your chain-stays and destroy your frame since it doesn't have a kickstand plate. You best toss it in the garbage now and go back to dropping your bike in the dirt where it can...
09-19-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By Centaurious

Those of you who hate having stem shifters should...

Those of you who hate having stem shifters should try having seat tube shifters! You could go back to having the rear shifter on the seat stay even. Stem shifting must be too easy for you.
09-02-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,741
Posted By Centaurious

I'm going to be a bit harsh but I think that...

I'm going to be a bit harsh but I think that cargomama needs to learn to adapt to the bike. Adjust the seat height and angle and the bar height and angle to the best she can, and then just ride. If...
08-15-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17,875
Views: 2,803,001
Posted By Centaurious

I also noticed how wonderfully synchronized the...

I also noticed how wonderfully synchronized the Captain and the Pusher are. :D
07-22-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,821
Posted By Centaurious

I would ride the bike hard, stopping after 15...

I would ride the bike hard, stopping after 15 minutes to inspect the whole frame and bike. Do this about 8 times in a row. If nothing changes after this, ride as normal and inspect the frame before...
07-10-16, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17,875
Views: 2,803,001
Posted By Centaurious

Very hard to say, it looks like the forks are...

Very hard to say, it looks like the forks are pushed back. But the upper and lower headsets don't look parallel either. Could be bad or could be camera distortion. If I was interested I would...
Forum: Touring
07-07-16, 02:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By Centaurious

I've never heard someone on tour say they wished...

I've never heard someone on tour say they wished that they hadn't geared so low... but I've heard them wish for lower gears.

Have Fun and Make Memories.
06-29-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,579
Posted By Centaurious

When the Patina gets to the point it makes the...

When the Patina gets to the point it makes the bike un-ridable I start adding zeros to the end of it's price. If it has that much Patina it becomes an Art Object and Art is Expensive. :D
06-12-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By Centaurious

Before you throw your bars away, check to see if...

Before you throw your bars away, check to see if the lower grip area is longer on the left side. It looks like it is in the picture.
Forum: Touring
06-06-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,805
Posted By Centaurious

I just let it crash onto the sidewalk. When...

I just let it crash onto the sidewalk. When someone complains I ask where the bike rack is. If I'm still getting flack I drop it in a parking space in front of the door. It also keeps fingers out...
04-16-16, 03:53 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 41,040
Posted By Centaurious

Why. on these extra large frames, do the builders...

Why. on these extra large frames, do the builders insist on putting standard length chain stays. It looks odd with the wheel tucked under the seat. And Heaven help you if you sit up and stretch,...
04-15-16, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Centaurious

It appears that there may be something...

It appears that there may be something pantographed in the fork crown. if so this would help ID the fork.
04-12-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,538
Posted By Centaurious

Carrying your kid on the back, get a cargo bike. ...

Carrying your kid on the back, get a cargo bike. They are made for what you want.
04-12-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,109
Posted By Centaurious

It's a shame that a not uncommon repair like this...

It's a shame that a not uncommon repair like this is so prohibitively expensive. By the time all is said and done it probably runs around $600 to $800 with dis-assembly, packing, shipping (with...
04-03-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By Centaurious

Deore rear derailleur

I know this is a long shot but here goes. I am looking for a pivot spring for a Shimano RD-DE20 or DE10. It's a first gen deore and the square wire spring for the mounting bolt broke and it has no...
Forum: Touring
02-27-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,936
Posted By Centaurious

It's hard to beat the strap and two D rings, they...

It's hard to beat the strap and two D rings, they are not as fast as the snap buckles though.
02-27-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,019
Posted By Centaurious

It's a shame that this didn't happen on tour. ...

It's a shame that this didn't happen on tour. Everyone knows that steel bikes are easy to repair when touring. When you get home though it is cheaper to throw it away and replace... Strange but...
Forum: Touring
02-23-16, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,169
Posted By Centaurious

If your using it for touring you're supposed to...

If your using it for touring you're supposed to throw Touring Bikes on the ground when you stop! If you come back from your trip and your frame is not scratched and dented they won't think you went...
Replies: 18
Views: 4,097
Posted By Centaurious

Incorrect handlebars (minor), upgraded rear rack,...

Incorrect handlebars (minor), upgraded rear rack, Wrong rear derailleur (major). Check the seat stays where they attach to the seat tube, they can crack there. An excellent bike from the touring...
01-21-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,527
Posted By Centaurious

I tried to argue for longer chain stays in the...

I tried to argue for longer chain stays in the Framebuilders forum and the consensus was that two identical bikes, with longer chain stays on one, with identical twins for riders putting out the same...
01-21-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,527
Posted By Centaurious

Chain stays are too long. You only need room for...

Chain stays are too long. You only need room for a fender between the rear tire and the seat tube, any thing more makes the bike slower.
01-15-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,372
Posted By Centaurious

China will have your money and you will be stuck...

China will have your money and you will be stuck trying to deal with Paypal. Win for them lose for you. If you receive a BSO (Bike Shaped Object) it will be like the gifts for looking at time-share...
01-04-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,951
Posted By Centaurious

I had to Torrent download them off the web, I...

I had to Torrent download them off the web, I think from the Kat.cr website.
12-31-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,951
Posted By Centaurious

Here are a couple of anime movies you might like....

Here are a couple of anime movies you might like.

Nasu - The Summer of Andalusia

Nasu - A Migratory Bird with Suitcase
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,208
Posted By Centaurious

On my '85 and '88 Florida tours I traveled with a...

On my '85 and '88 Florida tours I traveled with a can of Johnson's Paste Wax to lube my chain about every 5 days. Made a good fire starter as well. That was NOT touring lite, Army surplus tent,...
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,919
Posted By Centaurious

495547 These are the only ones that I...

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These are the only ones that I have seen where the ends of the bar are angled forward. All the other trekking bars you might as well be holding a straight bar with no bends. Here is an...
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,919
Posted By Centaurious

I wish that I could find a set of bars like...

I wish that I could find a set of bars like these. They are the only ones I have seen with an angle to the grip. This is from an image search for trekking bars.

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12-23-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Centaurious

If you can get the bike to fit you it will carry...

If you can get the bike to fit you it will carry you to the ends of the earth. I wouldn't load it with more than 50 to 75 pounds of gear on strong racks at your weight. These Raleighs are tanks and...
12-22-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By Centaurious

One tip to get a really clean line at the...

One tip to get a really clean line at the Paint/Chrome transition is to use pinstripe first and then tape to the pinstripe. It keeps the paint from migrating under the tape.

This can be done from...
12-07-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Centaurious

Here is a tip for a clean transition from paint...

Here is a tip for a clean transition from paint to chrome, lay down pin-striping and then start your tape in the middle of the stripe. It will give a cleaner edge to the paint.
12-06-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,864
Posted By Centaurious

Looking at your pictures I noticed that the teeth...

Looking at your pictures I noticed that the teeth on the middle chain ring look bad. I am not familiar with the biopace rings but usually all the teeth are full height.
12-06-15, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,678
Posted By Centaurious

Bikes and Motorcycles having their names reused...

Bikes and Motorcycles having their names reused for cheap goods is nothing compared to what has happened to Watches.
11-24-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By Centaurious

Well POO on you. :P I had a great theory going...

Well POO on you. :P I had a great theory going and you had to go and throw it out the window.

Here I thought I had solved the mystery of 555t tubing. :D

Thanks for the info.
11-24-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Centaurious

Without knowing the ACTUAL diameter of the...

Without knowing the ACTUAL diameter of the wheel/tire and how much clearance between the tire and the fender, it's all 'by guess and by golly'.

There is a lot of difference between a skinny 23mm...
11-22-15, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By Centaurious

Tange fork markings

I finally pulled the fork on my Kodiak and saw that it was marked TANGE.3.L

I understand the Tange for the tubing manufacturer. I wonder if the rest of the frame is also Tange, being marked...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Centaurious

I was thinking that the bike was fastened to the...

I was thinking that the bike was fastened to the roof rack without the front wheel and then backed out of the garage only to hit the door header. That would account for the top tube driving forward...
11-08-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,996
Posted By Centaurious

It's the same thing as Raleigh 555, only...

It's the same thing as Raleigh 555, only different. :)
Forum: Touring
11-03-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,879
Posted By Centaurious

Seconded! They work really well with...

Seconded! They work really well with Butterfly/Trekking bars. I never bought into the fear that 'you'll run into something and rip your nuts off'. :)
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