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Forum: Foo
05-06-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By cranky old road

Yes, I've had a couple of eBay orders that said...

Yes, I've had a couple of eBay orders that said they were located in the US, said they were shipped and then spent a couple of weeks "In transit to our shipping partner" or something to that effect....
Replies: 23
Views: 4,631
Posted By cranky old road

Google maps shows three bike stores in the area...

Google maps shows three bike stores in the area of their address which seems to be a mall. None are Pristiwani.
Emerhub (https://registry.emerhub.com/search/?c=ind&q=pristiwani) reports...
03-22-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By cranky old road

Perhaps when you installed the new chain you...

Perhaps when you installed the new chain you passed over a projection on the derailleur cage rather than under the projection. Sorry about my lack of terminology. The projection I refer to keeps the...
Forum: Foo
02-28-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10,855
Views: 2,258,362
Posted By cranky old road

Rural letter carriers pay for their own gas from...

Rural letter carriers pay for their own gas from a fixed vehicle maintenance allowance so perhaps gas mileage is a factor. Reliability is also a major concern. My wife retired with 500,000 + miles on...
02-20-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By cranky old road

Does a 70's Motobecane have French dimensions? ...

Does a 70's Motobecane have French dimensions? https://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html
Forum: Foo
02-15-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,294
Posted By cranky old road

My father used to soak a cotton ball in bourbon...

My father used to soak a cotton ball in bourbon and keep it on the tooth.
Replies: 28
Views: 3,764
Posted By cranky old road

Couldn't the bike shop put a temporary...

Couldn't the bike shop put a temporary replacement fork of any compatible make on there until the manufacturer gets their act together?
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,256
Posted By cranky old road

>30 items. Several WIC? vouchers, wanted a pack...

>30 items. Several WIC? vouchers, wanted a pack of cigarettes from the other area, and didn't seem the least hurried to open her purse. I had to say, "Too bad this store doesn't have an express lane"...
08-18-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 156,861
Posted By cranky old road

I've wondered if there is an incompatibility...

I've wondered if there is an incompatibility between certain tire and rim adhesive brands. I've had the base tape on certain tires pucker badly and come loose from the tire edges in the past. I...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By cranky old road

I hope it is mud that it was ridden through...

I hope it is mud that it was ridden through rather than concrete...
Forum: Want To Buy
08-03-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By cranky old road

I've already bought a Handsome She Devil frame...

I've already bought a Handsome She Devil frame and built it up for her.
07-16-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By cranky old road

Do you understand that the tool indicated is...

Do you understand that the tool indicated is simply a standard metric socket that needs to be the same size as the specialized Campagnolo cassette retaining ring tool you are using?
Forum: Foo
07-01-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,914
Views: 1,446,820
Posted By cranky old road

3 days in and I'm thinking "I guess there are...

3 days in and I'm thinking "I guess there are worse earworms."
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,260
Posted By cranky old road

"Pancho and Lefty," also by Townes Van Zandt: ...

"Pancho and Lefty," also by Townes Van Zandt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbZ3VdYb90o
Replies: 29
Views: 10,306
Posted By cranky old road

Yeah, my last experience with PBK was bizarre....

Yeah, my last experience with PBK was bizarre. Sorry for the lengthy post but the experience was lengthy.
Since I bought clothing and group sets from them years ago (before The Hut bought them) I've...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 04:30 PM
Forum: Foo
01-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8,889
Views: 970,973
Posted By cranky old road

SInner in the hands of an angry God ^

SInner in the hands of an angry God ^
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By cranky old road

Pretty sure I bought my Raleigh Carlton in 1967...

Pretty sure I bought my Raleigh Carlton in 1967 from Stuyvesant Bike Shop and it has the anniversary head badge. My next door neighbor bought his Blue Raleigh Carlton in Winston-Salem, NC at the same...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By cranky old road

The components are a perfect match for my 66 or...

The components are a perfect match for my 66 or 67 "flame" paint Raleigh Carlton down to the drilled for center pull brakes GB stem. However mine is plain gauge 531 and did come with a Brooks saddle....
12-23-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By cranky old road

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/campagnolo_thumb_shifters_2_1bc0e8a337b9bd12d09cbc21574eb7f23b74e8eb.jpg
12-23-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By cranky old road

Campagnolo Thumb Shifters

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Acquired these 3x8 shifters on a Terry Classic. Don't know the...
11-24-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By cranky old road

Thanks. I never intended to reuse the steel...

Thanks. I never intended to reuse the steel handlebars. The alcohol and 100 psi didn't get me anywhere, so I used the silicone judiciously hoping it wouldn't penetrate far under the grips and that I...
11-21-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By cranky old road

Tried drilling a hole in the end of one grip and...

Tried drilling a hole in the end of one grip and then putting 100 psi through it with no movement. Then was able to get the grips to rotate after injecting first alcohol and then silicone spray under...
11-20-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By cranky old road

Thanks guys. I do have a compressor and will give...

Thanks guys. I do have a compressor and will give it a try. I'll try Tom's method if the air doesn't work. Can't try it tonight, the compressor and I will scare my wife's cats out of the garage.
11-20-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By cranky old road

Tips on the removal of handlebar grips?

Bought a used Terry Classic for the wife several years ago but she thinks it's too big. I bought a Handsome Mixte frame that I want to build up for her as a hybrid. The Terry has Campy 8 speed...
10-26-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 57,497
Views: 8,352,247
Posted By cranky old road

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x401/richard_sachs_41f43e464c88e9c3a5655b0e7f61dc9b7d414812.jpg


If this Richard Sachs has already been posted, I apologize. I don't...
Forum: Want To Buy
10-22-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By cranky old road

Thanks. Do you know the size, center of crank to...

Thanks. Do you know the size, center of crank to top of seat tube?
Forum: Want To Buy
10-21-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By cranky old road

Small mixte frame or bike

Looking for a small Mixte frame or bike for my soon to be retired wife who finds top bars intimidating. If I am to build from a frame I want to avoid French component standards. Not interested in gas...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By cranky old road

Also if one is trying to make a case for a carbon...

Also if one is trying to make a case for a carbon road bicycle defect as opposed to user abuse, one might change ones user name from "ihopalot." Just sayin'
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By cranky old road

The head badge looks as if it could be off the...

The head badge looks as if it could be off the flag of the Isle of Man.
Forum: Foo
09-21-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By cranky old road

I posted a stock image of KLH speakers. Mine are...

I posted a stock image of KLH speakers. Mine are actually Fours and the badges are located up top. I inherited the system from my father recently, along with a huge inventory of jazz and swing era...
Forum: Foo
09-15-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By cranky old road

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/560x420/marantz_8b_cd713a35e2b20dd1c3feab86efdf0262ccc59fd0.jpg...
Forum: Foo
09-01-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,209
Posted By cranky old road

Have you de-crappified it?

Have you de-crappified it?
Forum: Foo
07-31-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,648
Posted By cranky old road

For me, that would depend upon my perception of ...

For me, that would depend upon my perception of
the person
04-01-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By cranky old road

Needs to make certain that the rear of the shoes...

Needs to make certain that the rear of the shoes are slightly further away from the rim than the front of the shoes to prevent chatter.
03-31-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By cranky old road

Perhaps I am being silly, but it seems that if...

Perhaps I am being silly, but it seems that if the OP rotates the brake as fully down as it will go before tightening the nut and sets the brake shoes with the proper bevel the braking should be...
03-13-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By cranky old road

Lots of good responses! Thanks for the...

Lots of good responses! Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to give them all further thought. I also think I'm going to see if I can get her on the trainer where she will feel more secure on the...
03-13-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By cranky old road

Experience with 44cm Bianchi with 650c wheels?

The described bicycle, an Eros, is on eBay. Looks like the seller has done a nice job of prepping it, but is asking a premium price in my opinion, even considering the shipping is included. My...
Forum: Foo
02-03-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,928
Posted By cranky old road

My parents' 1940's International Harvester...

My parents' 1940's International Harvester refrigerator has outlived them and was still running when we sold their house last year.
Forum: Foo
01-19-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10,855
Views: 2,258,362
Posted By cranky old road

Does stinkfoot put a hurt on his nose?

Does stinkfoot put a hurt on his nose?
01-14-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By cranky old road

The two screws visible in the photo are stop...

The two screws visible in the photo are stop screws. Since their slots appear abused I suspect someone has tightened them all the way, keeping the front derailleur (mounted on the seat tube) from...
Forum: Foo
11-14-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By cranky old road

Fish oil?

Fish oil?
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By cranky old road

That the tire valve stems are schrader rather...

That the tire valve stems are schrader rather than presta also argues for cheaper and heavier steel rims.
Forum: Foo
10-03-17, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By cranky old road

I developed a strong dislike for Verizon due to a...

I developed a strong dislike for Verizon due to a useless mini hotspot and their poor customer service. Their signal is the only one available at home. I've switched to 3 Tracfone CDMA phones that...
10-01-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,489
Posted By cranky old road

Couldn't the prosecution still charge him with...

Couldn't the prosecution still charge him with involuntary manslaughter since he has not been tried for that?
Forum: Foo
09-21-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10,855
Views: 2,258,362
Posted By cranky old road

^ Trying to recover a stash he "carried" in with...

^ Trying to recover a stash he "carried" in with him?
Forum: Foo
08-21-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By cranky old road

Tell them you'd like the amount of meatballs that...

Tell them you'd like the amount of meatballs that are in the picture
Forum: Foo
06-28-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,531
Posted By cranky old road

91 and 97 Legacys with the 2.2L SOHC engines. ...

91 and 97 Legacys with the 2.2L SOHC engines.

Subaru seems to have done a good job of keeping the problem with their piston rings (or cylinder walls) under the radar. It diminishes the brand in...
Forum: Foo
06-28-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,531
Posted By cranky old road

No adaptation. The Rural Carriers Association...

No adaptation. The Rural Carriers Association talked Subaru into selling Legacys with the steering wheel on the right side like they sell in England and Japan. Our old one is a 91 and the new one is...
Forum: Foo
06-27-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,531
Posted By cranky old road

Any idea why your Forester went through engines?...

Any idea why your Forester went through engines? The first engine on my wife's "new" postal Subaru went 350K before I failed to torque the crank bolt sufficiently after a timing belt change. The...
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