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09-26-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By lasauge

Right now there's a limited edition Conti GP5000...

Right now there's a limited edition Conti GP5000 available with tan sidewalls that look reasonable on a vintage bike and are great tires. Aside from those I would second the recommendation for...
09-25-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,051
Posted By lasauge

I'm a little surprised how high the 'minimum'...

I'm a little surprised how high the 'minimum' numbers in this thread are. I like wider tires too, but I'd say my minimum is 27mm since I've ridden lots of gravel roads in Colorado and now in...
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By lasauge

Your question got me curious so I took a look and...

Your question got me curious so I took a look and don't see such a wheel available, so your best bet would be to build your own - that is, if you can find at 590 rim which is also not easy. But if...
09-22-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,094
Posted By lasauge

Not really sure what this proves, but I too have...

Not really sure what this proves, but I too have had an NR crank develop a crack at the spider. No failure, but that's because it made creaking noises under load and so I took it off my bike.
09-20-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By lasauge

It's tough to know what to recommend without...

It's tough to know what to recommend without knowing more about what you want to end up with as there are huge range of options available to you... First, if you want to go for brifters that's easily...
09-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By lasauge

How is this still up? If I had space for another...

How is this still up? If I had space for another bike I would have already driven down to SF to pick this frame up...
09-17-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,597
Posted By lasauge

There are extra delays these days regardless of...

There are extra delays these days regardless of where you order from or who the shipper is. USPS in particular is struggling with timely delivery (also their order tracking just doesn't update for...
09-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By lasauge

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent...

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent dealers, a full range of bikes from high to low -end, and marketing to match. Huffy and Murray were department store bike brands that stuck to the low...
09-12-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,309
Posted By lasauge

The AQI index registered 617 at one point today...

The AQI index registered 617 at one point today so I stayed indoors.
09-06-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By lasauge

Wow. That is truly stunning! How does it...

Wow. That is truly stunning!

How does it ride?
09-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By lasauge

To your questions from easiest to hardest. ...

To your questions from easiest to hardest.

2. Yes, the clicks are the indexed positions built into the shifter and typically they're only compatible with parts from the same manufacturer for the...
08-27-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,104
Posted By lasauge

This isn't area specific, but occasionally I get...

This isn't area specific, but occasionally I get reminded that riding on busy roads is foreign to many (most?) cyclists. I started a new job recently and was chatting with a coworker who mountain...
08-19-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By lasauge

Another vote for replace. Setting aside...

Another vote for replace. Setting aside speculation on how likely that rim is to be safe to ride on or not, that brake track is toast and is not going to last. And if that wheel needs any truing at...
08-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By lasauge

Did you forget to list the price? I don't see a...

Did you forget to list the price? I don't see a number.
08-09-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By lasauge

SRAM or Campy equivalent to S-TEC?

Quick question as the title suggests: do either SRAM or Campagnolo have an equivalent to Shimano's S-Tec program? I have to imagine they have some kind of internal training material available, but...
06-12-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By lasauge

What are you looking for in terms of condition?...

What are you looking for in terms of condition? If these are for a display bike I have a pair that are used but not totally worn out, and one Master 22 that has seen very little use but is dirty from...
06-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,912
Posted By lasauge

Like others in this thread I've been working at a...

Like others in this thread I've been working at a local shop thanks to the Covid disruption, and it's quite strange - our sales floor is nearly empty except for a handful of $1200+ road bikes and a...
06-10-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By lasauge

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure...

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure experience of wrenching on nearly the same bike except that it had a Firestone headbadge and had been left outside under a deck for the last 20 years. It's...
05-06-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By lasauge

I feel like this topic is bound for P&R, but...

I feel like this topic is bound for P&R, but before that happens and fewer people see this thread, a question for those who were around to experience the bike boom: Why did it end, in your opinion?
04-21-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,718
Posted By lasauge

I'm not buying/selling bikes at the moment for...

I'm not buying/selling bikes at the moment for reasons unrelated to the pandemic, but I wouldn't have any problem doing so since there are ways of making transactions happen without significant risk...
04-18-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By lasauge

What are the two bits screwed to the downtube for?

What are the two bits screwed to the downtube for?
04-02-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,359
Posted By lasauge

Assuming we're only talking about the common...

Assuming we're only talking about the common 2-bolt pattern SPD pedals here, I'd second the M540 as the best all-around option: they're readily available, inexpensive, not too heavy, durable, and...
03-31-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By lasauge

I keep the bar-end shifters on my main commuting...

I keep the bar-end shifters on my main commuting bike set to friction even though I could simply flip the switch to indexed (they're 8-sp Shimano and I have a matching derailer and cassette) -...
03-30-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By lasauge

I've used modern Shimano and Sunrace freewheels...

I've used modern Shimano and Sunrace freewheels and as others have said they work well, are cheap, and shift better than old freewheels because of the ramps and shaped teeth. I have had problems with...
03-29-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By lasauge

I'll repeat the requests for more pictures -...

I'll repeat the requests for more pictures - specifically of the seatpost cluster, since it looks like some dark blue paint has been added to the lug and there's a little decal that looks like 'TJM'...
02-26-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By lasauge

Sold!

Sold!
02-26-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By lasauge

It's a nifty C&V accessory... and I'll leave that...

It's a nifty C&V accessory... and I'll leave that for whoever buys the box to show and tell. ;)
02-26-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By lasauge

Box on the right is spoken for!

Box on the right is spoken for!
02-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By lasauge

Box o' (not) Crap x 2

I'm trying to unload excess bike stuff in preparation for a move, and I'm not having much luck selling things locally, so this is the solution I've hit upon:

I've loaded up two medium-size USPS...
01-04-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By lasauge

They're the perfect third-hand tool for adjusting...

They're the perfect third-hand tool for adjusting brake pad positions, I use a toe strap to pull the brake lever to the handlebars and hold it there.

Also good as a pant leg strap.
12-01-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By lasauge

I can't open the image either, but from the...

I can't open the image either, but from the description I'd guess the O-ring is supposed to be part of a sealed headset, and the washer could be an anti-rotation washer meant for one of the brake...
11-05-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By lasauge

Thank you. Some of my reasons are simply...

Thank you. Some of my reasons are simply personal, individual things to do with work and family, but I'm also willing to go because I've fallen out of love with the Springs. I genuinely love this...
11-02-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By lasauge

Apparently the links to pictures aren't loading,...

Apparently the links to pictures aren't loading, so here's a direct link to the album of initial snapshots:
https://ibb.co/album/hBhsGF
11-02-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By lasauge

https://i.ibb.co/ZYDBKth/shop1.jpg...

https://i.ibb.co/ZYDBKth/shop1.jpg (https://ibb.co/ZYDBKth) https://i.ibb.co/pbv2zKD/shop2.jpg (https://ibb.co/pbv2zKD) https://i.ibb.co/FBkzvN2/shop3.jpg (https://ibb.co/FBkzvN2)...
11-02-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By lasauge

Downsizing collection and shop

I've decided I'd like to downsize considerably and move halfway across the country in a couple months, and I've got lots of bikes and things I can't practically take with me. I'm going to add more...
10-11-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 280,035
Posted By lasauge

Got you covered, sending PM.

Got you covered, sending PM.
08-31-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By lasauge

On one of my bikes I'm running narrower fenders...

On one of my bikes I'm running narrower fenders over 28 mm tires and they work just fine for the most part, but when riding through long puddles I notice they tend to overflow around the sides much...
08-24-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By lasauge

I would also vote for digitization or sending...

I would also vote for digitization or sending them to an appropriate archive. Old catalogs are like old newspapers, as objects they may not have any resale value but if preserved they have a value as...
08-16-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,347
Posted By lasauge

I agree with Conspiritoramus on this one - the...

I agree with Conspiritoramus on this one - the main reason I carry a multi-tool is so that I can help other people, usually other riders who neglected proper maintenance. I carry a Park MT-1 and have...
08-11-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,374
Posted By lasauge

Even if you succeed in attaching the extra...

Even if you succeed in attaching the extra inboard cog in this case, will you be able to shift to that gear without putting your derailer into the spokes?
07-25-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By lasauge

Pictures of the components in question would...

Pictures of the components in question would definitely improve the odds of your getting an answer.
07-21-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,106
Posted By lasauge

Racing and training seriously isn't my style, but...

Racing and training seriously isn't my style, but welcome to Colorado Springs! If you've got any questions about the area I'm happy to help get you pointed in the right direction at the very least.
07-21-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,668
Posted By lasauge

If you're not entirely sure about clipless, I...

If you're not entirely sure about clipless, I think the best option is to go with an SPD pedal for the reasons that many have mentioned: they work with shoes that are also walkable, can be had in...
07-01-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,979
Posted By lasauge

As others in this thread have said, I think Jan's...

As others in this thread have said, I think Jan's conclusion is mostly correct, but the argument he's making to reach that conclusion here is just rubbish. The central problem with his argument is...
06-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,597
Posted By lasauge

I like nearly all aspects of wrenching on bikes,...

I like nearly all aspects of wrenching on bikes, the only things I don't enjoy are the simple tasks that sometimes become frustratingly fiddly: aligning disc brake calipers, running internal...
06-07-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By lasauge

There was a brief moment when these kinds of...

There was a brief moment when these kinds of twisted-spoke wheels were cool, as part of the fixie craze of the early 2000s. There's not a whole to say about them except that they're visually unique;...
05-28-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 93,859
Posted By lasauge

Likewise, I've never heard anything about a...

Likewise, I've never heard anything about a 'flaps must meet' rule when I have taken the box to the local post office - only chuckles of amusement when I explain why the box is so darned heavy.
05-20-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,277
Posted By lasauge

Okay. (pics link to larger versions) ...

Okay.
(pics link to larger versions)
https://i.ibb.co/vjBsz4n/4.jpg (https://ibb.co/vjBsz4n)
https://i.ibb.co/VmWp8qG/1.jpg (https://ibb.co/VmWp8qG)
https://i.ibb.co/WfkD23r/6.jpg...
05-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By lasauge

Personally I'd wire up the brakes and try them...

Personally I'd wire up the brakes and try them before anything else, there may not even be a problem waiting to be solved.
05-13-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By lasauge

Going off nothing but the beaver I'm going to...

Going off nothing but the beaver I'm going to guess the SC stands for 'Super Cycle,' a marque sold by Canadian Tire.
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