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11-14-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,989
Posted By Fibber

I don't think so... IIRC, Sun was not a top...

I don't think so... IIRC, Sun was not a top choice for manufacturing floor management systems. There were much better options.

I did for a while have a Sun system for microchip CAD files...
11-13-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,989
Posted By Fibber

Inquiring minds had to know.... An overnight...

Inquiring minds had to know.... An overnight soak with some Kroil and disassembly revealed:

A conventional threaded headset at it's core, with a 1" steerer bore.

A Specialized by Kalin brand...
11-11-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,989
Posted By Fibber

I particularly liked the seat stay sticker...

I particularly liked the seat stay sticker pronouncing that the frame was "Designed on Sun Microsystems" hardware (same as shown in the photo above). Does it take a supercomputer to optimize a rather...
11-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,989
Posted By Fibber

https://bikesheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01...

https://bikesheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/06-2-scaled.jpg

Ah! Look what I found on a search! Identified as a year 2000 model.
11-11-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,989
Posted By Fibber

Wow, I pulled a Specialized HardRock from the...

Wow, I pulled a Specialized HardRock from the 'recycle' corner of the town X-fer station last week, and have this bike's cousin (post #8 above). The identical odd looking angled offset threadless...
08-17-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,154
Posted By Fibber

Last night I tried to do it with the cranks in...

Last night I tried to do it with the cranks in place, but my calipers won't clear the large chainring and insert into the openings on both sides to get an accurate value. I'll have to get it up on a...
08-16-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,154
Posted By Fibber

Here's an old photo of my S-12S. If I can...

Here's an old photo of my S-12S. If I can unearth it, I'll try to pop the crank caps and get you a measurement.
...
08-16-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Fibber

Frankenbike build complicated by Campy drivetrain: 1997 Bianchi Eros

Hi Folks. Haven't been on BF in quite some time. My dumpster-diving ways haven't abated and I'm still building / restoring and giving away bikes in an effort towards cycling advocacy. And it's a...
08-16-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By Fibber

Electrical Engineer weighing in here. I've been...

Electrical Engineer weighing in here. I've been heavily into rechargeables for going on 20 years now. I still run a ton of higher capacity conventional NiMH AA & AAA batteries with a smart charger...
05-23-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Fibber

Don't discount the idea of a folding bicycle. ...

Don't discount the idea of a folding bicycle. For someone of your size, you might find the smaller dimensions and lighter weight of an aluminum folder with 7-8 speeds might fit your needs quite...
10-21-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,245
Posted By Fibber

I added receiver hitches to both my Subaru...

I added receiver hitches to both my Subaru Outback and my wife's Honda Odyssey specifically to accommodate hitch mount racks, and have been using this setup for the past 8 years. We have a Yakima...
10-11-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,736
Posted By Fibber

Replacement Keys for Yakima & Thule Rack System Locks

I thought I'd post this thread for those doing future searches on the subject of keys and locks. An attempt to increase the 'body of knowledge' on the web, as I found very little out there when I...
10-04-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 13,217
Posted By Fibber

1900 vintage Edison Cylinder and Victrola...

1900 vintage Edison Cylinder and Victrola Phonographs, along with way too many 2 minute cylinders and early 78 RPM records. I restore the wood cases and the wind up mechanicals and acoustic...
06-23-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Fibber

Unfortunately, what you describe is a big problem...

Unfortunately, what you describe is a big problem with most trailers and why kids object to wearing their helmets. A few of the high end units include 'helmet pockets' in the seatback that allow the...
06-20-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Fibber

Happy Father's Day!

Hope yours included some 2 wheel fun. We got 5 families together and hit the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Eastern Dutchess, then went out to dinner together. Our teen-age daughters even stood up in...
06-20-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By Fibber

It is a terrific Linear Park. My daughter danced...

It is a terrific Linear Park. My daughter danced as part of the opening day ceremonies, so we got to cross sometime after Gov Patterson and the rest of the dignitaries did their thing. We've been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
Posted By Fibber

Sorry, Thor, but I see that as 11 that do, verses...

Sorry, Thor, but I see that as 11 that do, verses 22 that don't (total of 33 responders), or 33%. Hairy legs rule!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
Posted By Fibber

I don't shave my face.... why would I shave my...

I don't shave my face.... why would I shave my legs?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,683
Posted By Fibber

I had for a time (2007) both a Dahon Speed D7...

I had for a time (2007) both a Dahon Speed D7 (4130 chromoly steel) and a Vitesse D7 (7005 aluminum). The components (other than the frame material) were virtually identical between the two. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By Fibber

I saw that in the Performance catalog that came...

I saw that in the Performance catalog that came last week, and was going to look it up but didn't follow thru.

The Breezer web site even lists in the component table Dahon-specific parts, so...
06-03-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,806
Posted By Fibber

I just started a new thread on a similar subject,...

I just started a new thread on a similar subject, then stumbled upon this one already going:

http://www.manufacturing.net/article.aspx?id=259964

Nokia just announced their bike powered phone...
06-03-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By Fibber

For those of you who just must phone home when riding...

Nokia announces bike-powered handsets:

http://www.manufacturing.net/article.aspx?id=259964
05-25-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 39,384
Posted By Fibber

Wow, somehow I thought that I had done this once...

Wow, somehow I thought that I had done this once before, but maybe on another forum?

Anyhow, I'm the technical team leader (lead engineer) for the Focused Ion Beam lab of a major semiconductor...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By Fibber

Most of the road crossings are now marked with...

Most of the road crossings are now marked with 'Road Construction' signs, and a number of the barriers have been moved. I even saw some equipment stationed near the Rt-376 crossing. They were too...
05-16-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14,743
Views: 3,562,820
Posted By Fibber

Yesterday's find at a town-wide celebration and...

Yesterday's find at a town-wide celebration and yard sale (Wappingers Falls, NY) was a 1983 Gatane GranSport. Grimy, but under the black stuff a nice bike in very good (pretty much rust free) shape....
05-14-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,996
Posted By Fibber

We initially looked at the Electra Townie 21...

We initially looked at the Electra Townie 21 speed for my wife, but she is a little under 5' 2". The Townie uses larger 700mm wheels and a one-size-fits-all frame that she found to be too big for...
05-13-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Fibber

If I had to bet (sorry... couldn't resist), I'd...

If I had to bet (sorry... couldn't resist), I'd say that they are probably giving you a 1.0, which is only 7 speeds, no suspension fork or seatpost. You don't get the "full package" that has been...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-10, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By Fibber

The Wallkill rail trail is the one out of New...

The Wallkill rail trail is the one out of New Paltz, which is about 10-11 miles from the Highland side of the Walkway (9w to Rt 299). From the Pok side add around 3 miles to drive over the Mid...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By Fibber

Tom, the bridge itself plus feeders on both sides...

Tom, the bridge itself plus feeders on both sides make it around 1.25 miles. So while you could do this at a full race clip in a few minutes, I think you'd be missing the point. This is something...
05-12-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Fibber

I have an older ('02) Trek Navigator 200. ...

I have an older ('02) Trek Navigator 200. Compared to some of my more 'sports sedan' bikes (including an '82 Fuji S12-S), the Navigator feels like stepping into a large SUV. It is plush and...
Forum: Northeast
05-12-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By Fibber

I must have missed your post last fall. I've met...

I must have missed your post last fall. I've met Richard (Chazen), and also once worked off of Overocker Rd. Right past Sun WP&P and the railroad tracks (now the rail trail) is a small industrial...
Forum: Northeast
05-12-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By Fibber

Updating this thread rather than starting another...

Updating this thread rather than starting another one...

On Monday I was in Poughkeepsie on business, so I did the bridge on the Dahon folding bike that I keep in my wagon. It was a glorious...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-10, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,482
Posted By Fibber

The Utah Trikes price for a SA hub already laced...

The Utah Trikes price for a SA hub already laced to a 20" aluminum wheel is really quite good. Try and buy the pieces alone and you will see what I mean. I made a custom 16" wheel for my daughters...
05-07-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By Fibber

I was suffering from NPS, and no matter how I...

I was suffering from NPS, and no matter how I adjusted the saddle on my Dahon Vitesse D7 folder, I couldn't get relief. Finally, I took a chance on a Terry Liberator Y gel saddle, and it has been...
05-07-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,205
Posted By Fibber

I have a basement full of vintage bikes, the...

I have a basement full of vintage bikes, the oldest being a 1950 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist (think Dutch bike, or a British Policeman's bike). My favorite is a 1982 Fuji S12-S.
05-07-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By Fibber

Ride at lunchtime as your way to get to lunch! I...

Ride at lunchtime as your way to get to lunch! I do this daily using a Dahon folding bike that I keep in the car.
05-07-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14,743
Views: 3,562,820
Posted By Fibber

This past weekend was our town's annual bulk...

This past weekend was our town's annual bulk cleanup day in the lot behind the highway dept. I drove in pulling my utility trailer full of 'old metal' (taco'd rims, etc.) with the intent of...
04-23-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Fibber

I like it! Frankly, I think he did a great job,...

I like it! Frankly, I think he did a great job, and as others have said it will be fine bike for a daughter or spouse. Now maybe I wouldn't have used a SunRun derailleur, but then again, this is a...
04-22-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Fibber

Man, this weekend is packed solid with activities...

Man, this weekend is packed solid with activities for the kids, plus Sunday is the first Stormville Flea Market. I'd love to hooked up with you, but maybe not this time around.
04-22-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 232,691
Posted By Fibber

Scott, those are museum-worthy examples. Simply...

Scott, those are museum-worthy examples. Simply beautiful. Those metals didn't shine that bright when they were new.

Robatsu: Is that the America that you reported acquiring a week or so ago? ...
04-21-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Fibber

Does your bike look like this? Mine is identical...

Does your bike look like this? Mine is identical to the one pictured in the '84 catalog, so I copied theirs. My bike has very basic/plain profile Ukai alloy rims in size 27x1-1/8".
04-20-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By Fibber

It really wasn't that much. I got her (2 years...

It really wasn't that much. I got her (2 years ago) the entry level 200 series from Graphtech, for something like $250. The Zyron Wishblade is essentially the same machine with a little better USA...
04-19-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By Fibber

My wife has moved from expensive embroidery...

My wife has moved from expensive embroidery sewing machines (Viking Designer 1, etc.), to expensive paper cutting. Her newest toy is a Craft Robo, that can cut intricate designs or text with the...
04-15-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Fibber

How did I miss this? My Friday & Saturday are...

How did I miss this? My Friday & Saturday are full with little chance of getting up there. But it sure does look great!
04-09-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,049
Posted By Fibber

We are going in opposite directions! I ditched...

We are going in opposite directions! I ditched the DT shifters on my '81 S12-S in favor of Suntour bar ends in part to build it up to America specs, and because as I get older, I'm getting less...
Forum: Northeast
04-09-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,011
Posted By Fibber

I'm up in Dutchess, so as soon as I get out on...

I'm up in Dutchess, so as soon as I get out on them, I'll post an update to your site. So far, I've only been out on public roads (which currently have pretty rough shoulder areas as a result of...
01-15-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,016
Posted By Fibber

At issue with this kind of upgrade is whether the...

At issue with this kind of upgrade is whether the rear derailleur has a long enough cage to take up the chain slack. The wider the gearing range, the more chain that has to be kept taught. The...
01-09-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,423
Posted By Fibber

Great dump find! Congrats & enjoy your new...

Great dump find! Congrats & enjoy your new toy.
12-27-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By Fibber

I managed to destroy one of these early on in my...

I managed to destroy one of these early on in my C&V 'career' by simply not knowing that they are in essence a left hand thread product. I saved it by drilling out a small bolt to replace it, but...
12-20-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By Fibber

You guys are badddd. She's going to hunt you...

You guys are badddd. She's going to hunt you down and whack you over the head with that bracket.
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