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01-26-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,609
Posted By Captain Blight

"You'd need a bigger ball than Lance to ride...

"You'd need a bigger ball than Lance to ride something like this!!"

or

"I see it only takes half a man to ride something new like yours!!"

or the tried and true "Go **** your mom,...
01-23-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,200
Posted By Captain Blight

Blaze has enough stroke to work over an 8-speed...

Blaze has enough stroke to work over an 8-speed block, but I wouldn't want to guess whether or not it might work with Shimano shift gear. Really, there's only one way to find out.
01-19-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Captain Blight

I've seen one of the Murphys. ATMO, they're crap.

I've seen one of the Murphys. ATMO, they're crap.
01-18-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,322
Posted By Captain Blight

So... what about using ceramic bearings for...

So... what about using ceramic bearings for cup-and-cone applications? Is that kosher or is it just asking to score the races?
01-17-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,322
Posted By Captain Blight

Well, Lance has been getting by with only one for...

Well, Lance has been getting by with only one for years....
01-17-13, 12:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,530
Posted By Captain Blight

Okay! I guess it's time I learn to solder!

Okay! I guess it's time I learn to solder!
01-16-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,530
Posted By Captain Blight

Where did you get the hanging-mount ***ons?! Or...

Where did you get the hanging-mount ***ons?! Or is that a hack you did youself?

Also, specifically, what LEDs did you get?
01-16-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,530
Posted By Captain Blight

The new stuff is pretty good, but does it look as...

The new stuff is pretty good, but does it look as good as the Radios/Miller/JOS offerings? No, sir. No it does not.

I'm glad somebody bumped this, I want to try one of those side-emitter LEDs in...
01-16-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Captain Blight

Try mixing in a little white enamel to lighten it...

Try mixing in a little white enamel to lighten it up, use some thinner to get it to flow better, and feather out the edges so you get an irregular fade out to the rest of the paint instead of a...
01-16-13, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Captain Blight

You did good. The LeMans is one of those rare...

You did good. The LeMans is one of those rare bikes that got lighter and better as the years wore on, and yours looks to be one of the later models.

I would suggest that this NOT be your next...
01-16-13, 01:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,601
Posted By Captain Blight

Putting paint on that would be a criminal act,...

Putting paint on that would be a criminal act, ATMO.

Patina only happens once.
01-15-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Captain Blight

I'm using a Campy bolt in mine with no problems.

I'm using a Campy bolt in mine with no problems.
01-15-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,825
Posted By Captain Blight

I might be mistaken but I think Ultra became the...

I might be mistaken but I think Ultra became the de facto standard for spacing... so, maybe.

And maybe, the best way to find out would be to set up a bike and try it out. You never know until you...
01-15-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Captain Blight

Sunrise Cyclery, my old shop, has literally TONS...

Sunrise Cyclery, my old shop, has literally TONS of old bikes; Corner of 29th and Blaisdell, entrance on the 29th street side.

Bins and bins and bins of parts. If you want to know where the great...
01-15-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Captain Blight

I got the stinkeye from the owner of the shop I...

I got the stinkeye from the owner of the shop I worked at, for getting off the phone with someone who was asking about any frames we had in 54-56, and saying, "what is he, like a yard tall?" ...
01-15-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Captain Blight

We get about two of these threads a month. ...

We get about two of these threads a month.


Yes, people, there are some oddly-outsized bikes out there.


Big deal.
01-14-13, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,105
Posted By Captain Blight

I imagine you'd be able to get somewhere with...

I imagine you'd be able to get somewhere with laundry detergent or Dawn dish soap (Dawn is the closest thing you're likely to find to a ***versal solvent in the grocery store), cool water, and a...
01-14-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,621
Posted By Captain Blight

I never met a 531 Raleigh I didn't like.

I never met a 531 Raleigh I didn't like.
01-14-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Captain Blight

Just eyeballing the chamfer, it looks to be 45...

Just eyeballing the chamfer, it looks to be 45 degrees, which is the same as the Schlumpf drive; and looking around the internets, it looks like this might be something that a Schlumpf dealer might...
01-14-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Captain Blight

Is your shifting indexed?

Is your shifting indexed?
01-14-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,801
Posted By Captain Blight

Are those the reproductions of the old AVA Rando...

Are those the reproductions of the old AVA Rando bars?
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By Captain Blight

Okay... who the ham sandwich are Mike, Frank, adn...

Okay... who the ham sandwich are Mike, Frank, adn Danielle?
01-14-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,105
Posted By Captain Blight

Absolutely not wishing to detract from 16Victor's...

Absolutely not wishing to detract from 16Victor's stroke of geeeeeenyus, but I've had good luck with a 1" buffing wheel on a variable-speed Dremel for this application.
01-13-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,683
Posted By Captain Blight

ain't that the truth. I don't idle it much,...

ain't that the truth. I don't idle it much, though, it really eats into my overall mileage.
01-13-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Captain Blight

I've been using a KMC 8-speed stainless chain...

I've been using a KMC 8-speed stainless chain over a Winner Ultra 6 block for some time. Works as good as anything else and better than some.
01-13-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Captain Blight

It's all freewheel, WNG. I don't much go in for...

It's all freewheel, WNG. I don't much go in for cassettes.

Honestly, I'd like to use my Helicomatic hub, but I used it for a dropout spacer when I shipped one of my bikes to my sister.
01-13-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Captain Blight

Hub Choices... Choices... Choices....

Yesterday I didn't feel like doing much. Piddled around the house, cleaned behind the stove (ic, ick, ick) and then watched some reruns of West Wing on Netflix. But still... felt like doing...
01-13-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,683
Posted By Captain Blight

I do; I had a set of Airweights on my Trek 616,...

I do; I had a set of Airweights on my Trek 616, the one I carried behind the sleeper of my truck. I took them off when I discovered that they were starting to crack at the front fork indents due to...
01-13-13, 12:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,683
Posted By Captain Blight

Longboards are OK. Not the same as the...

Longboards are OK.

Not the same as the Bluemels.

Bluemels made the sexXxaiest fenders yet known to man, the Airweights. Second only to these are the white Club Specials.

This is not...
01-12-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,683
Posted By Captain Blight

+42 I'm already over hammered fenders. Hard...

+42

I'm already over hammered fenders. Hard cheese to swallow for some, but there you have it.
01-12-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,679
Posted By Captain Blight

Rumpole lifted it from H. Rider Haggard. I...

Rumpole lifted it from H. Rider Haggard.

I wet-sanded Testor's after 3 days, but haven't clear-coated yet. I may not ever, honestly speaking.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,997
Posted By Captain Blight

It was put together by one of my mad-scientist...

It was put together by one of my mad-scientist Minneapolitain bike mechanic friens, Karl Stoerz. You can use it at http://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/

I don't do much super-long-distance...
01-11-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By Captain Blight

Commuter=/= beater. I'd submit that you want the...

Commuter=/= beater. I'd submit that you want the good stuff on your commuter, because that's what you're going to be riding day in, day out. Over the course of a year, you will spend weeks in that...
01-11-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,246
Posted By Captain Blight

Offer it as an unpaid internship to a marketing...

Offer it as an unpaid internship to a marketing major.
01-11-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,553
Posted By Captain Blight

I like the Simplexes. Replace the pulleys, and...

I like the Simplexes. Replace the pulleys, and they work pretty good. Certainly they shift better than the Nuoco Record ever did. Mind you, that's not a terribly high bar to clear...
01-11-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Captain Blight

I've never seen a decent bike at a PIA store, but...

I've never seen a decent bike at a PIA store, but if you're into hockey or cross-country skiing or golf...
01-11-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Captain Blight

Exactly so, Hoss: 650A=EA-3="English...

Exactly so, Hoss:

650A=EA-3="English 26"=26x1-3/8=BSD 590
650B= 26x1-1/2"="Demiballon"=BSD 584
650C= 26x1-3/4"=BSD 571

Convert the inches to metric, add up the numbers, and they are all...
01-11-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By Captain Blight

Wu Yang ain't nuttin' to f*** wit'.

Wu Yang ain't nuttin' to f*** wit'.
01-10-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Captain Blight

So, the premise is that being grumpy,...

So, the premise is that being grumpy, opinionated, beer-swilling and parts-hoarding is a bad thing?

How does that work, again?
01-10-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,465
Posted By Captain Blight

While this is the most space-efficient method,...

While this is the most space-efficient method, what you gain in space you lose in time.

I've found it useful to hang them in two rows, a little more than a wheel radius away from each other. You...
01-10-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Captain Blight

I think it's a TX700. Paging John D...

I think it's a TX700.

Paging John D Thompson, John D Thompson, white courtesy phone
01-09-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Captain Blight

Interesting that the OP points to an English bike...

Interesting that the OP points to an English bike as an example. I believe that the longer seat tube/shorter seatpost/taller stem combo is known as the "French fit." It's popular among randonneurs...
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Captain Blight

that's a '75 or later,the '74s didn't have the...

that's a '75 or later,the '74s didn't have the cutouts in the BB. At least mine doesn't.
01-02-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By Captain Blight

What kind of crank are you using? If it's 110 or...

What kind of crank are you using? If it's 110 or 130BCD, there are rings available in every tooth count imaginable, though 47 and 49 are kind of oddities.
01-02-13, 06:48 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,767
Posted By Captain Blight

Oh, with the platina touch-hole? It was sold...

Oh, with the platina touch-hole? It was sold when the Surprises arrived back in Pulo Prabang after their... difficulties, to pay for the outfitting of the officers. Dr Maturin always was as...
01-01-13, 10:41 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,767
Posted By Captain Blight

I feel a deep and personal friendship with almost...

I feel a deep and personal friendship with almost all the recurring characters; yes, even Preserved Killick, though not so much with Wray, the cavilling dog.
01-01-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,858
Posted By Captain Blight

So organize a race down the C&O Canal Towpath! ...

So organize a race down the C&O Canal Towpath! If 1840 isn't C&V, I don't know what would be.
01-01-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,858
Posted By Captain Blight

The Almanzo is definitely an eroica event, though...

The Almanzo is definitely an eroica event, though not limited to C&V. enough broke-ass kids do it, though, that half-ish of the field is riding vintage steel, just 'cause that's what they have.
...
01-01-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Captain Blight

I've got the cap off a bottle of Sprite on one of...

I've got the cap off a bottle of Sprite on one of my pedals. Been there for a year or more, though don't ride it all that often.
01-01-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,767
Posted By Captain Blight

As regards the Lucky Jack Aubrey books, start at...

As regards the Lucky Jack Aubrey books, start at the beginning with Master and Commander; read up through about book 6, then go back and re-read them, and continue through to the end. They are...
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