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Forum: Recumbent
08-18-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By Lazarus Short

Too tired for photos just now...rode the thing...

Too tired for photos just now...rode the thing home. The handling is a bit squirrely and the left brake hardly grips. On the upside - it has Shimano 8-speed Nexus gearing and Schwalbe tires. Oh,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By Lazarus Short

JUST Bought a Tadpole!

There it was two days ago at an estate sale: a recumbent tadpole for $700. Nice. I said, "Cowabunga!" Given the part of town, I decided to come back early on 50% off day, if it were still there. ...
Forum: Want To Buy
08-29-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,408
Posted By Lazarus Short

I have a 26T Biopace ring - interested?

I have a 26T Biopace ring - interested?
Forum: Foo
10-26-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Lazarus Short

Hi, Steven!

Hi, Steven!
Forum: Foo
10-26-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Lazarus Short

Disraeligears - Anybody Heard of It?

Disraeli Gears - a derailleur collection (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Home.html)

It's a site with derailleurs listed by brand, decade, and country - a vast listing.
Forum: Foo
08-18-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,599
Posted By Lazarus Short

The best thing I ever ate: canned Dinty Moore...

The best thing I ever ate: canned Dinty Moore beef stew. Let me explain - I was hiking in the mountains of north New Mexico with the Boy Scouts, and we had been eating freeze-dried food for days. ...
Forum: Jokes & Humor
06-29-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,417
Posted By Lazarus Short

"Just get in the car, OK?"

"Just get in the car, OK?"
Forum: Jokes & Humor
05-25-16, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,278
Posted By Lazarus Short

How many Boulderites [Boulder, Colorado] does it...

How many Boulderites [Boulder, Colorado] does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Boulderites don't screw in light bulbs - they screw in hot tubs.
Forum: Foo
05-25-16, 01:00 AM
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03-15-15, 09:47 PM
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12-19-14, 10:21 PM
Forum: Foo
10-07-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 1,981,062
Posted By Lazarus Short

Photoshop? The reactions of the other girls say...

Photoshop? The reactions of the other girls say otherwise.
Forum: Foo
10-07-14, 10:53 AM
09-23-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Lazarus Short

OK, I broke down, went to a local bike shop, and...

OK, I broke down, went to a local bike shop, and bought a used Specialized post in 26.8 - it fit perfectly. Laz is happy.
Forum: Foo
09-19-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By Lazarus Short

You are ALL barking up the wrong tree, IMNSHO. ...

You are ALL barking up the wrong tree, IMNSHO. Before you even consider solar AC or anything like it, you should insulate your house as much as you can. Money better spent!
09-19-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Lazarus Short

Beer cans aren't finely crafted?

Beer cans aren't finely crafted?
09-19-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Lazarus Short

Maybe not - with one re-tightening, the Russian...

Maybe not - with one re-tightening, the Russian foil seems to be holding. It's hard to beat a cheap, easy fix. Thanks to all for the advice, and I may try a pop can later, when I have one.
Forum: Foo
09-17-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 1,981,062
Posted By Lazarus Short

Note the bicycle in the photo, which was taken in...

Note the bicycle in the photo, which was taken in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost town on the planet. Cycling is probably good for a few weeks in the summer...
09-17-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Lazarus Short

OK, thanks, I'll look into it, but I may need to...

OK, thanks, I'll look into it, but I may need to buy better calipers.

EDIT: I took a look at your link - again, no shims for a 26.4 mm post.
09-17-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Lazarus Short

I checked your shim link and saw an impressive...

I checked your shim link and saw an impressive array of shims, but sadly, none for my post. Whatever, thanks for the pop/beer can idea! That had not entered my mind. The membership here is a great...
09-16-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Lazarus Short

Shimming A Seatpost

Has this been covered here before? If so, don't jackslap me, pls.

Anyway, I pulled a mountain bike out of a shed behind the house I grew up in, after moving back to the KC area spring of this...
12-16-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By Lazarus Short

Rain-X wipes are your friend.

Rain-X wipes are your friend.
Forum: Foo
12-16-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,612
Posted By Lazarus Short

Here's Laz, posing next to Optimus Prime in...

Here's Laz, posing next to Optimus Prime in Erick, Oklahoma, hometown of Roger Miller.
12-06-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Lazarus Short

OK, here's a video of a crazy Norwegian riding...

OK, here's a video of a crazy Norwegian riding his bike down a steep highway, facing BACKWARDS:
...
Forum: Foo
10-23-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 1,981,062
Posted By Lazarus Short

We can only hope there are no classic or vintage...

We can only hope there are no classic or vintage parts/frames in there...

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cyclisk
10-14-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Lazarus Short

It's probably not fixable. Open it up if you...

It's probably not fixable. Open it up if you must, but be prepared to toss it and move on. I may have a spare if you need one...
Forum: Foo
10-14-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Lazarus Short

I really enjoyed the virtual tour, but where were...

I really enjoyed the virtual tour, but where were the tractors?
09-09-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,848
Posted By Lazarus Short

That's nice, but for my purposes, it has to be...

That's nice, but for my purposes, it has to be French. You know, funny threadings, odd sizes, and all that.
09-09-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,848
Posted By Lazarus Short

Many years ago, I bought my then-wife a...

Many years ago, I bought my then-wife a Motobecane mixtie, as it fit her (she was short). I raised the seat and rode it a few times myself, and liked it. I think the lateral tubes make for better...
09-06-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Lazarus Short

That's enough reason to seal all the relief holes...

That's enough reason to seal all the relief holes in the frame, external AND internal.
09-06-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Lazarus Short

Good story! It gave me a good laugh. Now, is...

Good story! It gave me a good laugh. Now, is there a part two, where you do a last-second save, or did your buddy fish you and your bike out of the river?
09-06-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Lazarus Short

Five minutes, twenty-one seconds, and the palms...

Five minutes, twenty-one seconds, and the palms of my hands were sweating through the whole thing. I think any stories we can come up with will just be lame after this video...
09-05-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Lazarus Short

Share a Story of Awesome Bike Handling

This evening, it was already fairly dark as I pulled up at the front yard gate. I got off the bike, took a last drink from the water bottle, and heard a freewheel. Looking up, I saw a dark rider on...
Forum: Foo
08-19-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 1,981,062
Posted By Lazarus Short

And your wife thought you had too many...

And your wife thought you had too many bikes?!335627
08-01-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By Lazarus Short

Hope this Doesn't Happen to You

Are they more like wolves or hyenas?

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/man-gets-his-face-stomped-in-by-lapd.html
07-31-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By Lazarus Short

Thanks, Sixty Fiver, for the reality check. I...

Thanks, Sixty Fiver, for the reality check. I had already realized that flaw in my idea.
Forum: Foo
07-30-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Lazarus Short

My last crash was with a nice Raleigh with narrow...

My last crash was with a nice Raleigh with narrow tires. I hit a small patch of loose sand/gravel in a turn and went down, landing on my coccyx. Before I even picked myself up, I swore to myself,...
07-29-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,873
Posted By Lazarus Short

A nice dollop of solder just past the binding...

A nice dollop of solder just past the binding point on brakes will prevent the cable from pulling through, if you happen to have a problem with that, but you would need a desoldering tool to deal...
07-29-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Lazarus Short

I had my bike sandblasted - be sure to put lots...

I had my bike sandblasted - be sure to put lots of tape over places you don't want roughed up, such as chrome and lever bosses. After that I had to use a bit of epoxy to fill some dents where the...
07-29-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By Lazarus Short

Airburst, your analysis is probably the machine...

Airburst, your analysis is probably the machine screw in the coffin of my idea. You are correct, that shearable screw would be a high-stress part which would be hard to repair in the field. As to...
07-29-13, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By Lazarus Short

That is high-priced scrap metal.

That is high-priced scrap metal.
07-28-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By Lazarus Short

Saving Metal in the Framehead

This popped into my head a few minutes ago, so I thought to share it, and get responses.

On a typical road bike (non-Aheadset) you've got the head tube, inside that, the steerer tube, inside that,...
Forum: Foo
07-27-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,087
Posted By Lazarus Short

Leonard Nimoy's "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins." ...

Leonard Nimoy's "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU
07-10-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,989
Posted By Lazarus Short

I doubt it, as I had the main frame sandblasted,...

I doubt it, as I had the main frame sandblasted, did some mods (top tube cable guides (expoxied!), bottle cage mounts, and a bit of filing), and rattle-canned a paint job. It is so far from stock...
07-06-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,989
Posted By Lazarus Short

My vintage bike is a Peugeot PX-10 of unknown...

My vintage bike is a Peugeot PX-10 of unknown age, but when I first saw it in 1976, it was already old enough that the paint was beginning to peel off the fork.
07-05-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,093
Posted By Lazarus Short

My wife and I relocated from Kansas City to...

My wife and I relocated from Kansas City to Carlsbad, NM three years ago. Now, we're thinking of moving into the mountains near Ruidoso. Yeah, we're both retired.
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By Lazarus Short

My PX-10 has very different head lugs than the...

My PX-10 has very different head lugs than the bike in the photo.
Forum: Foo
06-27-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 82,075
Posted By Lazarus Short

jub jub jub post count booster...

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post count booster...
Forum: Foo
06-19-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 1,981,062
Posted By Lazarus Short

What is it? I wouldn't care to speculate...

What is it? I wouldn't care to speculate...
06-18-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,163
Views: 382,517
Posted By Lazarus Short

Not a great photo, or great scenery, but I...

Not a great photo, or great scenery, but I usually ride here to avoid the pickups. It's the "towpath" along the canal which sometimes carries the waters of the Pecos, when the Pecos has water in...
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