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10-10-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By Ronsonic

Cleaning the chain, lubing it and replacing it...

Cleaning the chain, lubing it and replacing it before it is badly worn - this is far more important than what lube you use or how you clean it.

I will recommend that the wax based stuff in the...
09-30-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By Ronsonic

Usually a menthol cigarette and yes, a couple of...

Usually a menthol cigarette and yes, a couple of puffs and pass it on. Preventative for exercise induced asthma. Many asthma meds are paradoxical, a very small dose of an asthma trigger to provoke a...
09-30-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By Ronsonic

Many fine frames have an opening in the bottom...

Many fine frames have an opening in the bottom bracket. If yours doesn't drilling a 1/4" hole at the lowest point is a good idea. It will let more water out than it will let in.
09-28-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Ronsonic

If you get the break under some magnification...

If you get the break under some magnification you'll see the darker, oxidized area where the crack first started. And, yes, I'll be you're right it was at the sharp corner of that rectangular hole.
09-20-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,871
Posted By Ronsonic

Like the Fairchild, I've got a 1958 412 with two...

Like the Fairchild, I've got a 1958 412 with two arms the original BitD 12" Shure that I've never put a proper cartridge on and an old Mission 774 with an Ortofon OM20. I got the table about 15...
09-15-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 39,926
Posted By Ronsonic

Wow, somehow I never saw this thread before....

Wow, somehow I never saw this thread before. Here's mine. It's a 2000 season team bike allegedly. Guy I bought it from picked it up in Belgium while vacationing. Story was this was spec'd as a...
09-15-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,712
Posted By Ronsonic

One-Shot is an excellent paint for this sort of...

One-Shot is an excellent paint for this sort of thing. I dabbled at pinstriping once (I really want a box striped bike) and discovered it. Flows, adheres and stays where you want it perfectly.
09-10-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Ronsonic

With the spokes spinning around I doubt there's...

With the spokes spinning around I doubt there's enough clean air in that area to make any aerodynamic difference. IMO, at that weight / price they are remarkably aero compared to the alternatives.
05-05-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By Ronsonic

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such...

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such thing.
08-17-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets...

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets brittle over time, the glue holding the velcro that holds the pads goes south. I'm sure the manufacturers will tell you that only a fresh helmet is...
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