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04-03-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By squirtdad

here is mine 82 nishiki. I have have tried...

here is mine 82 nishiki.

I have have tried different options for carrying things, used wald baskets for years, but now use some pannier bags I got... easy off and on. the one in the pick...
04-03-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By squirtdad

I had similar but not as bad problem.....I had to...

I had similar but not as bad problem.....I had to get help to hold the position when tightening........
04-01-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By squirtdad

really like, IMHO worth a small investment to...

really like, IMHO worth a small investment to swap out brake levers to something like the tektro city ...
04-01-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,027
Posted By squirtdad

Sorta on topic, maybe, but IMNHO many things...

Sorta on topic, maybe, but IMNHO many things like flat bars and tubeless tires that make total functional, practical sense in the MTB realm do not make the same functional practical sense in road...
03-30-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 539
Posted By squirtdad

These feels like a potential rhm and gugie...

These feels like a potential rhm and gugie collaboration
03-27-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,738
Posted By squirtdad

this is super hard.... 84 Team Miyata or 85 Team...

this is super hard.... 84 Team Miyata or 85 Team Miyata (had a de rosa and it was gorgeous, but it is middle of a build by another forum member so he has bragging rights....and I expect it to be...
03-27-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By squirtdad

fit, no matter what else it has to fit ...

fit, no matter what else it has to fit

define short commutes to work abit better.... how many miles each way, will you go year round? will you be carryng stuff, will you want fenders and a...
03-26-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,243
Posted By squirtdad

similar to my thinking if i were to ever get a...

similar to my thinking if i were to ever get a custom (getting closer kid will graduate college in may) also in my mind a practical reason in addition to aethetics for a quill stem
03-26-20, 11:50 AM
03-25-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By squirtdad

truthfully I don't see this as problem, why add...

truthfully I don't see this as problem, why add rule if not needed?? IMHO, YMMV doesn't matter as long as your ride :)
03-25-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By squirtdad

it ts the wax carmelizing like onions :)

it ts the wax carmelizing like onions :)
03-23-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,256
Posted By squirtdad

thanks...... he is actually getting some remote...

thanks...... he is actually getting some remote work and lining up a lot of travel work for when things settle down, so the view is optimistic
03-23-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By squirtdad

for all the bad stories (hoarding etc) with...

for all the bad stories (hoarding etc) with california on 'shelter in place" I am seeing the vast majority of people being nicer and more patient than normal.

Getting out and riding and getting...
03-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,133
Posted By squirtdad

the hercules does not appear to be high end, ...

the hercules does not appear to be high end, probably perfectly usable, but not special. Also if you parents are in poland and you had in interest in the Creme Bike, I am pretty sure the are...
03-20-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By squirtdad

all my bikes are 80's and my go to music is...

all my bikes are 80's and my go to music is still mostly 80's

here is a pair of miyata teams 84 and 85

84
...
03-18-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,256
Posted By squirtdad

I am fortunate in that I am working, albeit from...

I am fortunate in that I am working, albeit from home due to shelter in place so my income overall is not impacted. I don't have any have to do projects right now, consumables only, so nothing...
03-17-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,709
Posted By squirtdad

Happy St. Pats Here you go....82 nishki i...

Happy St. Pats

Here you go....82 nishki i bought new, only original parts are frame, fork and seatpost

the green is "grabber green" from an autoparts store I stripped frame to bare metal...
03-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,218
Posted By squirtdad

your bike, your choice, but if you remove...

your bike, your choice, but if you remove things 1) it may be better to debraze to remove than grind, less risk to frame, way to easy to grind into frame too far 2) either way it will add a lot...
03-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By squirtdad

reminds me I have brew kits to i need to get...

reminds me I have brew kits to i need to get going on thanks
03-12-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By squirtdad

mtb_addict Dude based on your posts in...

mtb_addict Dude based on your posts in mechanics, you are in china with limited tools, hard to het parts, etc. Forget about an conversion. it is simple even poor calipers will brake better...
03-11-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By squirtdad

+1000000

+1000000
03-10-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By squirtdad

Yep. I keep shoes, pants and a belt at work ...

Yep. I keep shoes, pants and a belt at work and just take fresh shirt and undewear with me, so that back pack is smaller (of course change out pants on a regular basis)
03-09-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW all of this is very dependent of the...

FWIW

all of this is very dependent of the person

I am currently at 233 and I ride road bikes.

If I am just jumping on my upright/utility type bike for a quick errand (typically 3-5 miles...
03-09-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By squirtdad

super nice build

super nice build
03-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By squirtdad

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like...

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like picss, You don;t have to go carbon....you can upgrade the bike especially if it is an nice steel frame...from 700c wheels to putting modern...
03-05-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By squirtdad

all said and done that looks pretty decent for...

all said and done that looks pretty decent for the price......let us know how it rides. you could always do camo uglification for NYC streets :)
03-05-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,902
Posted By squirtdad

I have had no problems with presta valves in the...

I have had no problems with presta valves in the 30 plus years I have used them..... no torn stems. Much easier to pump up, especially on the road for a flat fix. Having a quality pump head...
03-02-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,228
Posted By squirtdad

ok so this is one based on my understanding ...

ok so this is one based on my understanding

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/474x324/dustmopbaby_87c8f84f0898d0e5c76c2fed695ab7dfa3f8efa9.jpg
03-02-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW my go to shop is Silva's ...

FWIW my go to shop is Silva's https://www.silvacycles.com/

Super mechanic, can do frame alterations (they build bikes also...meaning make the frames) build custom unicycles.... Bit...
02-28-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By squirtdad

hitch weight limit is different from towing...

hitch weight limit is different from towing limit......acura tsx is 1000 lb towing capacity...still not a lot
02-26-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,308
Posted By squirtdad

lots of different plans etc out there this one is...

lots of different plans etc out there this one is 20 lbs SnowShoe 14 - Geodesic AiroLITE Boats (http://www.gaboats.com/boats/snowshoe14.html)
02-25-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,496
Posted By squirtdad

dude you can approach it that way, but you are...

dude you can approach it that way, but you are not dealing with reality, simple fact is you will get a flat sometime. take the stuff with you that you can change/fix a flat, especially if it is...
02-24-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW If I have a tire rim combo that make the...

FWIW If I have a tire rim combo that make the install hard, I make myself simulate fixing a flat to ensure that the tools/knowledge I have are up to the task before i have to do it in a non fun...
02-24-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,550
Posted By squirtdad

you need a minkey on your shoulder to act as a...

you need a minkey on your shoulder to act as a distraction
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/273x185/minky_0f73d632d47fe4d88bd175b501df776e3802e966.jpg
02-20-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,171
Posted By squirtdad

This started with a tubular tire purpose.....just...

This started with a tubular tire purpose.....just goes to show that tubies are the devil "tubies rhyme with T and stand for Trouble, right here in C&V city"
02-20-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By squirtdad

there are simple X versions you can make, but...

there are simple X versions you can make, but they are good only for light work.

I experimented with pvc and gas pipe stands......anything solid is going to be more expensive than you think I...
02-18-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By squirtdad

HR is a measure of that and not work, and it has...

HR is a measure of that and not work, and it has a loose relationship to how much work you are doing (effort) but you need watts to measure work

I use HR in training to tell me if I am in the...
02-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,531
Posted By squirtdad

I would ask in the framebuilders forum, but my...

I would ask in the framebuilders forum, but my guess is that the response is the frame is toast. if the weld failed in a low stress area (unless you were using 1 inch of seat tube) what are the...
02-06-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,312
Posted By squirtdad

wow, super nice. can't wait for an extended...

wow, super nice. can't wait for an extended ride report and glamour shots with flowers in the spring

I think it is interesting also in the timeless look and lifetime of the steel, lugged,...
02-06-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,420
Posted By squirtdad

I am guessing that some would not think of this...

I am guessing that some would not think of this as clyde bike....but is is my daily rider at 241 (down from 268 and riding this bike)

Steel frame and 32 spoke wheels

85 Team Miyata..... mavic...
02-05-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,208
Posted By squirtdad

Tubular Tire Mounting Cement Gluing Adhesion by...

Tubular Tire Mounting Cement Gluing Adhesion by Yellow Jersey; Thoughts on a Front Wheel (http://www.yellowjersey.org/frontwheel.html)

also look at totally tubular in the stick section
02-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 619
Posted By squirtdad

I would not do that, too big of holes too close...

I would not do that, too big of holes too close to each other. and if you are using for brake cables there is a fair of mount of force, so my conservative self would be skeptical of gluing also.
...
02-05-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 130,834
Posted By squirtdad

Tape is super easy, but gluing is really not...

Tape is super easy, but gluing is really not hard at all

this is what was most straight forward video on tubular gluing and mounting Tubular Tire Mounting Cement Gluing Adhesion by Yellow...
02-03-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By squirtdad

I had RD Coyote ski's..... but I am sure that is...

I had RD Coyote ski's..... but I am sure that is no help at all
02-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,235
Posted By squirtdad

for friction only the cheapie falcons work well

for friction only the cheapie falcons work well
01-31-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,596
Posted By squirtdad

sheldons how to using a 2x4...

sheldons how to using a 2x4 https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

I dids this once 126 to 135.... it works well, but is nerve wracking on the first try
01-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,596
Posted By squirtdad

pro tip, become a paid member and leverage C&V...

pro tip, become a paid member and leverage C&V sales sub section.....you can see a lot goodness and get some great response with WTB.

all depends on what you want to do: time capsule...
01-30-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,052
Posted By squirtdad

OT but tangentially related you can get a...

OT but tangentially related you can get a powered exoskeloton to help with down hill skiing.... like pedal assist it may keep people doing an activity they love longer ...
01-30-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,052
Posted By squirtdad

I am very mixed on this subject...... getting...

I am very mixed on this subject...... getting older I can see benefits of keeping people on bikes longer

I also see more people commuting on ebikes in my area and I am pretty sure most would not...
01-28-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By squirtdad

my 2 cents, painting well takes a ton of prep,...

my 2 cents, painting well takes a ton of prep, cost more than you would think and unless you go to the automotive level finishes is not at all durable....which is a pain considering the effort.
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