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03-14-19, 05:16 AM
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Posted By exmechanic89

^ This is the online forum way and tradition....

^ This is the online forum way and tradition. :thumb:
02-08-19, 06:18 AM
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Posted By exmechanic89

You mean there was an actual point?! :eek:

You mean there was an actual point?! :eek:
02-04-19, 01:31 PM
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Posted By exmechanic89

Honestly with your lack of knowledge I'd look to...

Honestly with your lack of knowledge I'd look to buy an already built bike. You can probably find something close to what you're looking for a lot easier and cheaper than building it up yourself....
02-02-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By exmechanic89

^ This is so true. I've often thought the desire...

^ This is so true. I've often thought the desire to get more paying customers is the real reason for acceptance of different ethnicity and gender in our country. And then eventually it sinks in that...
01-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,588
Posted By exmechanic89

Yep, old news. This info has been around for a...

Yep, old news. This info has been around for a few years at least.
01-30-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,742
Posted By exmechanic89

I'd try the JB Weld, personally. As well as clamp...

I'd try the JB Weld, personally. As well as clamp the crack closed in some way while it dries. Might work, might not.
01-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By exmechanic89

Working in shops at that time, there are 3 things...

Working in shops at that time, there are 3 things I remember very clearly: The aforementioned u-brakes, eliptical chain-rings, and aero-frames. All disappeared within a couple of years of...
01-29-19, 06:52 PM
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Views: 564
Posted By exmechanic89

That's neat.

That's neat.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,139
Posted By exmechanic89

Bike looks great, imo. You and I have the same...

Bike looks great, imo. You and I have the same sizing needs too, OP. My preference is 55cm but I ride a 54, and can also ride a 56, though I prefer the smaller frame. :)
01-29-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,439
Posted By exmechanic89

I agree. One thing I always liked about the bike...

I agree. One thing I always liked about the bike shops I worked in was that it's basically a very honest business in general - one of the few out there, imo. I never worked for a shop where we...
01-29-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By exmechanic89

I've always wondered, how is this viable? ...

I've always wondered, how is this viable? Wouldn't the tremendous cost of shipping items like bikes and clothing overseas make sending what is essentially low value items not worth it?
01-29-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By exmechanic89

Not to knock the build but it looked to me like...

Not to knock the build but it looked to me like the builder used whatever he had on hand at the time, which would be that Campy crankset.
01-21-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By exmechanic89

I'm pretty sure it's just a chrome bar-end plug...

I'm pretty sure it's just a chrome bar-end plug pushed into the place where the kickstand used to be so there wouldn't be an obvious hole showing.

Nice bike, OP!
01-16-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By exmechanic89

I'd keep the bike personally - assuming it's in...

I'd keep the bike personally - assuming it's in reasonable shape. Hard to find another. Definitely not a 23" frame, not sure where the seller came to that conclusion.

Reminds me of a DVD player I...
01-16-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By exmechanic89

With a great name like that I can't believe they...

With a great name like that I can't believe they didn't just brand it as a Willi Mittelstadt. :thumb:
01-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,273
Posted By exmechanic89

My guess would be it's the result if the dropout...

My guess would be it's the result if the dropout widening, too. I bet it stressed the bridge causing the crack. Can't tell if it's just the paint. Personally I'm not big believer in cold setting...
01-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By exmechanic89

My hope is that one day the public will perceive...

My hope is that one day the public will perceive that there cheap cameras everywhere, and assume that every cyclist has one. I think this will bring about a pretty big change in the d-bag type...
01-13-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By exmechanic89

^This is what i would d. Try and get some JB Weld...

^This is what i would d. Try and get some JB Weld or epoxy into it, then clamp it tight and see if that holds it after it hardens. Normally I don't believe epoxy would be strong enough for this...
01-13-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,246
Posted By exmechanic89

^Now there's a great idea to memorialize someone!

^Now there's a great idea to memorialize someone!
01-13-19, 06:12 AM
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Views: 2,246
Posted By exmechanic89

I can't stand those ghost bikes and other...

I can't stand those ghost bikes and other memorials, they're ridiculous. I feel honestly bad for the people that died, but having these goofy home-made memorials is not the answer, imo. As I always...
01-13-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,238
Posted By exmechanic89

Really nice frame OP, I think the big sell-off...

Really nice frame OP, I think the big sell-off was worth it if it funded it. :)
01-12-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By exmechanic89

Nice bike. Seat post clamp is backwards, I'd...

Nice bike. Seat post clamp is backwards, I'd switch it around.
01-11-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,737
Posted By exmechanic89

I agree. It sounds like the retailer in this...

I agree. It sounds like the retailer in this situation doesn't understand that particular product that they sell very well. And I agree with the OP in that he was going by their guidance, one of the...
01-11-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By exmechanic89

Definitely a cool old stem, the fore runner of...

Definitely a cool old stem, the fore runner of many I'm sure.
01-09-19, 07:26 AM
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Views: 2,269
Posted By exmechanic89

Bike looks great. I really like the paint, as I'm...

Bike looks great. I really like the paint, as I'm not a fan of powder coating at all. Looks like it just came off the showroom floor. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,489
Posted By exmechanic89

^These are my thoughts as well. More effort will...

^These are my thoughts as well. More effort will have to be made then just switching from crap processed food to vegan offerings.
01-05-19, 06:11 PM
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Posted By exmechanic89

Looking good. Many good rides lie ahead I'm sure....

Looking good. Many good rides lie ahead I'm sure. :)
01-04-19, 06:02 PM
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Views: 5,154
Posted By exmechanic89

Sorry to say, way too small in my opinion. Good...

Sorry to say, way too small in my opinion. Good fit is very important, that is not a good fit.
12-31-18, 03:25 PM
12-31-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By exmechanic89

People misuse elipticals the same way they misuse...

People misuse elipticals the same way they misuse stationary bikes - by not setting any/enough resistance when using the device. You want to be able to not easily hold a conversation when doing it...
12-31-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By exmechanic89

My advice is use a recumbent exercise bike if...

My advice is use a recumbent exercise bike if possible, they're much better for gym style workouts, imo.

Also, if no bike available, use an eliptical machine. Most people use them incorrectly and...
12-30-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By exmechanic89

I got out for 20 miles today. Chilly but nice,...

I got out for 20 miles today. Chilly but nice, and it felt great to spin some miles away.
12-30-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By exmechanic89

Nice work!

Nice work!
12-27-18, 05:24 PM
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Views: 3,355
Posted By exmechanic89

This post mirrors me in every way.

This post mirrors me in every way.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By exmechanic89

As I've posted before, I used Ruckus about 2...

As I've posted before, I used Ruckus about 2 years ago on my Trek 5900. They did a great job, very professional operation right down to the communications with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,278
Posted By exmechanic89

That's impressive for sure. Sweet bike and a...

That's impressive for sure. Sweet bike and a great price. :)
12-26-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By exmechanic89

Personally, if I were buying a frame on the...

Personally, if I were buying a frame on the contingency that it had to have a factory warranty, I wouldn't buy one 2nd hand. I could see real issues trying to ever collect on that warranty if the...
12-25-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By exmechanic89

Agreed, definitely sporting a hardware chain...

Agreed, definitely sporting a hardware chain vibe..
12-25-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By exmechanic89

^ Those are the prices I generally see as well....

^ Those are the prices I generally see as well. You could also try and do some fit adjustments yourself, OP. There are many online guides. I've found that your body changes as your fitness level...
12-25-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By exmechanic89

Thanks, today's the day. We're headed out for a...

Thanks, today's the day. We're headed out for a Christmas hike first, then I'm gonna ride afterward. Streets are much better than yesterday when last minute shoppers were out driving in a frenzy. I...
12-25-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
Posted By exmechanic89

I wouldn't put modern or even semi-modern parts...

I wouldn't put modern or even semi-modern parts on a build up of that frame. In your situation Op, I'd sell the frame to someone who would restore it properly and enjoy it for what it is/was meant to...
12-24-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By exmechanic89

Glad to see so many made it out today. Ironically...

Glad to see so many made it out today. Ironically I didn't get to ride, did the gym twice but couldn't fit the ride in while it was still light because of a bunch of holiday related errands I had to...
12-24-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By exmechanic89

That's a nice ride distance, I'd do similar if I...

That's a nice ride distance, I'd do similar if I had the time today. I'm thinking light traffic today too, which will be nice. :)
12-24-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By exmechanic89

You have to just suck it up, OP. I know how you...

You have to just suck it up, OP. I know how you feel, but fitness/health is a huge priority. Things will get better once you start riding again.. :)
12-24-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By exmechanic89

Anyone headed out for a pre Christmas ride today..?

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Hopefully there is't already a thread like this going that I've somehow missed....
12-21-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,495
Posted By exmechanic89

Why all the snarky comments, do you believe the...

Why all the snarky comments, do you believe the poster was lying? And do you in fact think the Viscounts were high quality bikes? Just curious, I never worked on one but had heard they were pretty...
12-19-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,495
Posted By exmechanic89

I've seen these bikes on and off over the years...

I've seen these bikes on and off over the years on CL, so there are still some around. They have no appeal to me personally at all, though I remember when they came out there was a lot of interest...
12-19-18, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By exmechanic89

I'd get the Ritchey as a place holder as...

I'd get the Ritchey as a place holder as mentioned. Might be the permanent forks though with how rare the ones you're looking for have to be these days. Those were great bikes, wish I had one today....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,316
Posted By exmechanic89

I've been wanting to try latex tubes as well, I...

I've been wanting to try latex tubes as well, I think this thread has pushed me further in that direction.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,278
Posted By exmechanic89

I built my under 18lbs steel bike for around...

I built my under 18lbs steel bike for around $400. I'm using Dura Ace 7700 (9 spd) for the drivetrain, along with carbon bars/stem/seat post - also lot's of Ti parts in the mix. I bought everything...
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