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06-25-13, 11:30 PM
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Posted By 77Univega

Historic Bicycling Magazine Online

-- Vintage bicycle forum members may be interested in this link to early issues of "Good Roads Magazine". On microfilm from June 1901 to December 1902 from Internet Archive.
Some unique...
06-09-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By 77Univega

-- Yes, the flat piece is welded. You can see...

-- Yes, the flat piece is welded. You can see holes where I had screwed on a temporary clamp to align the tensioner with the chain line. Getting the alignment was the most time consuming part. I...
06-07-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,806
Posted By 77Univega

"Ya, Ya......2 sprockets and a rear derailleur...

"Ya, Ya......2 sprockets and a rear derailleur off an AW, pretty traditional stuff, two chainrings and tensioner, ok if your goin' for the junk yard look but I'd like to see a Patterson Metropolis 2...
06-07-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By 77Univega

-- It is not in God's name, it is in the...

-- It is not in God's name, it is in the "Flat-foot" name This seat modification is for the benefit of my 65-year-old butt. Flat-foot bikes allow the rider seated on the bike to pedal with the feet...
06-06-13, 11:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,806
Posted By 77Univega

-- Some said it couldn't be done but I did it. ...

-- Some said it couldn't be done but I did it. Started with an in-hub 3-speed, added a small chain ring, front derailleur and tensioner, made it into a six speed.. See "Alt Bike Culture" forum...
06-05-13, 04:04 PM
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Posted By 77Univega

Thanks for the sentiments about the vanishing...

Thanks for the sentiments about the vanishing English 3-speeds. In 1972 I bought a new Raleigh 3-speed for commuting in L.A. It was a good comfortable solid dependable road bike and after seven...
06-04-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By 77Univega

Success turning 3-speed into a 6-speed

--Years ago I posted this:http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/556336-Turn-a-3-speed-into-a-6-speed?highlight=77Univega and asked:
"Has anyone had success with adding a front derailleur onto...
09-25-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,063
Posted By 77Univega

More from Windsor...

But wait, there's more...

I was not satisfied with Windsor's reply to me so I asked this specific quesiton:

"I have just purchased a Windsor Oxford 3-speed. I am very interested in knowing more...
09-25-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,063
Posted By 77Univega

Windsor brand from China

--I have just purchased a Windsor Oxford through Bikesdirect. On the frame it says "Made in China". The offficial Windsor web site does not say where the bikes are made so I sent them an email...
06-28-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,806
Posted By 77Univega

Original poster responds: THANKS to all for...

Original poster responds:
THANKS to all for your useful answers to my original question. I appreciate all the more that NO one said:
"What do you want to do THAT for??"
As jonwvara said, it's the...
06-27-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,806
Posted By 77Univega

Turn a 3-speed into a 6-speed?

Has anyone had success with adding a front derailleur onto a 3-speed bicycle with a rear in-hub shifter (like a Sturmey Archer) thus creating a transmission with six usable gears?
(Yes, it would...
06-27-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,832
Posted By 77Univega

Combine front derailleur with Sturmey Archer

Has anyone had success with adding a front derailleur onto a 3-speed bicycle with a rear in-hub shifter (like a Sturmey Archer) thus creating a transmission with six usable gears?
04-11-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By 77Univega

An ORIGINAL chain lube question.

-- I just used the Search feature and have found NO discussion of BALLISTOL "Multi-purpose Lubricant" and its possible uses for bicycles. Anyone have any experience with Ballistol?
10-14-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By 77Univega

Wind powered headlight.

Bike Forums friends,
This just in...

A group of students from Kaohsiung National First University of Science and Technology in southern Taiwan won an award Tuesday for creative application at the...
02-12-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By 77Univega

--- I wear a Giro Semi MX because it -fits- very...

--- I wear a Giro Semi MX because it -fits- very well and "...has a rounded, smooth exterior
with no major snag points..." (no mushroom head)
Picture here:...
02-05-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By 77Univega

--- I visited the SafeTurn web site and watched...

--- I visited the SafeTurn web site and watched their demonstration video. Putting myself in the place of a motorist, it would be more effective for the cyclist to have long reflective stripes...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,429
Posted By 77Univega

--When I lived in LA, I bought a bike carrier for...

--When I lived in LA, I bought a bike carrier for my car. I would drive part of the way, park the car at a safe venue, then bicycle the rest of the way. I would extend the cycling portion as my...
01-22-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,639
Posted By 77Univega

[/I] What I meant was that I could not find a...

[/I]
What I meant was that I could not find a citation to an original document that proves when or where
HG Wells actually said that quotation which, for years, has been attributed to him.
...
01-21-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,639
Posted By 77Univega

1. Bill Strickland edited a book entitled "The...

1. Bill Strickland edited a book entitled "The Quotable Cyclist" c1997 which is a great source.

2. Regarding this one:
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future...
01-20-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,764
Posted By 77Univega

Thank you. Of all the responses, this one...

Thank you. Of all the responses, this one actually answers my question as I intended it to be interpreted.
01-20-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,067
Posted By 77Univega

This KICKSTAND update just in from the Chicago...

This KICKSTAND update just in from the Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/chi-mxa0120kickstandsjan20,1,5229316.story
01-16-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,764
Posted By 77Univega

Lane Sharing and Speed Limits

Fellow posters:
Is there any agreement within the vehicular cycling community as to when the speed limit of a given highway is so high that it is too dangerous for bicyclists to share the traffic...
11-06-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By 77Univega

... THANKS for another great DIY idea.

... THANKS for another great DIY idea.
11-03-06, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By 77Univega

DIY Universal Light Clamp

--- This post is directed to the resourceful DIY types:
I do not like the flimsy plastic clamps that come with most reflectors and lights. I usually toss those and improvise a Do-It-Yourself clamp...
09-19-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By 77Univega

Friday, September 22 Carfree Day

--- A reminder that this Friday September 22 is World Carfree Day. Tell your friends.
http://www.worldcarfree.net/wcfd/
Forum: Commuting
09-15-06, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,552
Posted By 77Univega

--- Thank you for your labor and your report.

--- Thank you for your labor and your report.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By 77Univega

--- I keep a pair of latex gloves packed in an...

--- I keep a pair of latex gloves packed in an ordinary film canister and don them before handling the chain.
09-06-06, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By 77Univega

--- May the gods be with you. One of the...

--- May the gods be with you.
One of the responses to your post was "Kids these days arent the same as they used to be..."
Well, I believe that kids -still- like to resist the establishment. ...
08-17-06, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By 77Univega

--- I also like the silence of biking but when I...

--- I also like the silence of biking but when I am cycling in a busy part of downtown, I could see the usefulness of some kind of gadget that emits a steady sound to alert others to my approach....
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By 77Univega

--- Maybe this thread dated 01-04-05 entitled ...

--- Maybe this thread dated 01-04-05 entitled "Tires: Mix or Match?" can help:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=81847&highlight=mix+match
08-07-06, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By 77Univega

--- AHA! THANKS for the tip. Sorry you lost...

--- AHA! THANKS for the tip. Sorry you lost your bike, but your warning may HELP someone else.
08-06-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,060
Posted By 77Univega

--- Responding as the Original Poster of this...

--- Responding as the Original Poster of this thread, my point was that the sight of an adult actually using a bicycle as transportation is a powerful statement of bicycling advocacy and an exemplary...
08-06-06, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,060
Posted By 77Univega

Bike Advocacy is Bolder than Ford.

--- Ford Motor Company is making a commercial gesture at acknowledging our oil dependence with a big "Ford Bold Moves" public relations campaign:
http://www.fordboldmoves.com/Episode.aspx?episode=6...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,604
Posted By 77Univega

--- Thanks for the pictures of the innovative...

--- Thanks for the pictures of the innovative trunk for your real-world commuter. I especially like the spacers to accomodate panniers.
When the oil peaks out, the survivors will depend upon your...
07-02-06, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By 77Univega

--- My thought is that it is an excellent plan...

--- My thought is that it is an excellent plan for our local cycling advocacy group to approach the driving instructors here. Thanks for the idea.
By the way, my drivers' education class was in...
06-17-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By 77Univega

--- There are more answers in this January 24th...

--- There are more answers in this January 24th thread from the Commuting forums entitled "Motoring to Bicycling Mileage Ratio?"
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=168918&highlight=ratio
Forum: Commuting
06-16-06, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By 77Univega

--- Just drive your bike.

--- Just drive your bike.
06-16-06, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By 77Univega

--- Beware that inside the rims of some old 27"...

--- Beware that inside the rims of some old 27" wheels have straight sides instead of hook-bead sides. Those old straight sided rims will not hold high-pressure tires. (over 90 psi)
06-13-06, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By 77Univega

Beware multi-trailer big rigs.

--- One of the guys at church reported this episode which happened on a rural road with blind curves. He was bicycling on the right side of a long right curve in the road and was passed by a truck...
06-11-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By 77Univega

--- Try evacuating every last bit of air from the...

--- Try evacuating every last bit of air from the tube by removing the valve, rolling the tube up like a toothpaste tube so it is flat and then reinstall the valve. This will minimize any residual...
06-11-06, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By 77Univega

--- Check out this thread from January 4th, 2005...

--- Check out this thread from January 4th, 2005 entitled "Tires: Mix or Match?":
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=81847&highlight=mix+match
06-05-06, 04:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By 77Univega

--- Same here. "Swap on the road; patch and save...

--- Same here. "Swap on the road; patch and save at home" shudda been on the poll.
06-05-06, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By 77Univega

--- Raleigh and Univega are respected names.

--- Raleigh and Univega are respected names.
06-05-06, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By 77Univega

--- Be aware that some of the older 27" rims are...

--- Be aware that some of the older 27" rims are not hook-bead rims. They are straight-sided rims which cannot handle high pressure tires.
06-05-06, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By 77Univega

--- Thank you for an excellent post. I am...

--- Thank you for an excellent post. I am inspired to add this site about bicycle component failure:
http://materials.open.ac.uk/mem/mem_ccf.htm
/// This is another wake-up call for bike owners to...
06-05-06, 01:02 AM
Replies: 365
Nol
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Posted By 77Univega

--- In Sacramento I saw NOL type streets with...

--- In Sacramento I saw NOL type streets with bike lane lines painted 3 feet from the curb.
06-04-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,634
Posted By 77Univega

--- This has been discussed here before; that by...

--- This has been discussed here before; that by Idaho LAW, a bicyclist treats a stop sign as a yield and a red traffic light as a stop sign:...
06-04-06, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By 77Univega

--- Yeah, adjust the driver's POV as though the...

--- Yeah, adjust the driver's POV as though the vehicle has a big honkin' hood sticking out front.
06-02-06, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By 77Univega

--- Your point is well taken. We simply want to...

--- Your point is well taken. We simply want to advise the development planners that the bicycling community is growing, and that accomodating bicyclists' needs (for a CHANGE) is good for business. ...
06-01-06, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By 77Univega

Eureka, Humboldt County, CA. --- You folks...

Eureka, Humboldt County, CA.
--- You folks are really coming through with some excellent ideas. Batteries and CO2 cartridges, of course!
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