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01-02-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,350
Posted By Aladin

'fork rakes are 40mm not 64mm' Both figures...

'fork rakes are 40mm not 64mm'

Both figures are incorrect for my GJ 63cm '75.. which measures a rake of 50. Appearance suggests 64.. yet careful measurement shows the fork is actually near...
12-26-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,589
Posted By Aladin

Good post.. underlines EXACTLY the game buying...

Good post.. underlines EXACTLY the game buying individually from over the pond.

Found Tiorays frame...
12-18-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,589
Posted By Aladin

LMAO.. always the same opines on this channel....

LMAO.. always the same opines on this channel. E-motions and no real world experiences. Comic shooten from the hip.. always.... gets old.


Not a big fan of over the pond .. me, yet am in process...
11-01-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,600
Posted By Aladin

LOL.. an intelligent reader can get it. Keyboard...

LOL.. an intelligent reader can get it. Keyboard queen types.. aka the senior element w bibs.. not so much. Go to wallyworld and buy a life.
11-01-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,600
Posted By Aladin

I'll suggest: a tube-ass mount should be able w a...

I'll suggest: a tube-ass mount should be able w a floor pump even w presta inserted. Haven't tried your route-- often touted, on schrader.

Rationale: when your tube-ass wears and stretches-- your...
10-29-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,973
Posted By Aladin

Remember well.. a 'heavy hauler' in FL many...

Remember well.. a 'heavy hauler' in FL many winters ago. Loaded to around 3-4' width... riding a narrow busy highway.. sorta windy too. Me driving car towards him I see the semi w no intent on...
10-29-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,600
Posted By Aladin

Agreed. 5000's and S Pro 1's are my choices....

Agreed.

5000's and S Pro 1's are my choices. Put a dose of my recent brew.. just what's on hand.. Berryman's (Junk) for the base, good dose of E wood glue and a little H20 to right viscosity....
10-29-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,600
Posted By Aladin

Just.. had my fill of orange seal-NOT. Air exchg...

Just.. had my fill of orange seal-NOT. Air exchg dries it out too fast IME. I am-- in process..one foot in and one foot out.. of 'sperimenting w some seal-ANT recipes. Winter will see some work..
...
10-29-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,600
Posted By Aladin

20+ on my local city bike trail would mean said...

20+ on my local city bike trail would mean said rider SHOULD have funeral already paid for.

I generally do not run seal-NOTS. I run good rubber that'll remain seated... give it a quick CO2 shot...
10-29-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,973
Posted By Aladin

Think.. suggest you need to ride the lighter bike...

Think.. suggest you need to ride the lighter bike at speed and report back.
10-29-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By Aladin

700c 1" steel fork w disc tab...?

Where? Anyone make or has made one? Can't find a net contact.. at this pt I might consider used.

Need long steer tube length also.. if my chance you know of one PM me.

Trying to avoid brazing...
10-29-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,973
Posted By Aladin

Whew.. understand some of the rationale. Yet a...

Whew.. understand some of the rationale. Yet a light bike puts on the workout primarily ON the cardiovascular system.
10-29-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,600
Posted By Aladin

I should like to call on you and borrow your...

I should like to call on you and borrow your rabbit's foot....... and while I am not a gambler I would run to a cassino to try my luck.

:thumb: Well done.

Thing I like per tube-ass the most.....
09-23-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,540
Posted By Aladin

Much of what your saying it correct. I see many...

Much of what your saying it correct. I see many 'bikies' my age exactly as your describe.. noodly is right on. I am going somewhat that direction now given the this COVID era w gym visits off limits...
09-23-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By Aladin

Did you call Panti-Racer CService? If not.....

Did you call Panti-Racer CService? If not.. please do and report your experience.

Panti-Racer tires are mostly sheiiiit IMO for what one spends. YES you will hear from the ****er's who swear by...
09-23-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By Aladin

Something dropping off a turnip truck.. this...

Something dropping off a turnip truck.. this idea. Just nonsense.

See Gravel bikes... see 29er w 27.5 light rubber.. but using a carbon rd frame defines stupid. Sorta Forrest Gump...
09-23-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Aladin

Now... ran the Moto last eve w a midweight road...

Now... ran the Moto last eve w a midweight road set of rubber.. w TUBES. 22t's 25mm front and 32mm rear Ultra ll's. Speed was noticeably faster than the sheeeiiit Dry's.

Av speed 12.5 (slooow for...
09-23-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Aladin

Tire simply sucks.

Tire simply sucks.
09-21-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By Aladin

True. Many of us able to do repairs understand...

True. Many of us able to do repairs understand and employ their value. But if the owner is unable to do work that is mostly costly to get it done
correctly. Then.. nowadays try and buy used parts...
09-21-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By Aladin

All things being (components) equal.. depends on...

All things being (components) equal.. depends on the steel frame being compared to the aluminum hybrids of today... usual scenario of owner going 'old' to 'new' bike. NON suspended rear triangles of...
09-21-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Aladin

I detailed the tire's performance flaws...

I detailed the tire's performance flaws...
09-20-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By Aladin

WHY.. not just have the 27.2 post turned to...

WHY.. not just have the 27.2 post turned to 27.0.............? That route only potentially ruins something of much less value.

As I am sure you know... sh*t happens.. that way it aint your frame.
09-20-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Aladin

Pooooooooooff.

Pooooooooooff.
09-20-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Aladin

They violate RULE #1...

They violate RULE #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . Would not inflate on Kinlin 22's under normal tape to rim fit (2x TL norm)... w CO2 or compressor. Means if...
09-20-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,004
Posted By Aladin

If that is indeed the case.. sounds like he did...

If that is indeed the case.. sounds like he did all he could. I seem to remember.. albeit likely wrong.. a link showing him in a darker shirt w dog
on trailer.. did not note lights. I see lights...
09-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Aladin

Road the Elite 13 last eve.. then road the...

Road the Elite 13 last eve.. then road the Litespeed on the same route. Latter has the faster, lighter rubber. Conti 5000's TL's. Pic shown w my 20/16-8 set w Terreno Drys on the Elite.. rolls pretty...
09-18-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Aladin

Motobecane Elite Sport experiment

Built a few wheelsets for similar bikes of this type: was impressed at their relative road speed and comfort. Happened on this one and was clicking the 'pay now' lever before long. Value .. after...
09-18-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,004
Posted By Aladin

The PAST is just that............ GONE and in...

The PAST is just that............ GONE and in this case DEAD.

BE SEEN.. increase your chances to LIVE. Crazy world to be sure........ BE SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.

SAME thing happened at winter...
09-18-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,004
Posted By Aladin

Yes a disaster. My sister goes down the road...

Yes a disaster.

My sister goes down the road dressed similarly as the pic in the paper article. Does NOT show well enough in the distance. One MUST stand out
like a ALIEN off in the distance......
09-18-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Aladin

Roadie bars... why? Understand the move off...

Roadie bars... why? Understand the move off hi-breads.. but again not really. If one puts a good set of wheels on one of those the result
is amazing.. for speed increase.

Your jumping into a...
09-14-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,530
Posted By Aladin

Anyone reading w even a drop of intellect...

Anyone reading w even a drop of intellect understands the post. Likely your of the type that gets all of your 'food' otta
the drive thru. Can you grip that one?
09-14-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By Aladin

Missed that one.. keen eye you have. :thumb: And...

Missed that one.. keen eye you have. :thumb: And likely issue.
09-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,530
Posted By Aladin

Or... peddling 'gravy' bikes. Lots .. and lots.....

Or... peddling 'gravy' bikes. Lots .. and lots.. of industry wags around. High profit those flavors. MOST.. all of the bike industry today is
mostly male cow dung.. selling far east junk whereas...
09-14-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By Aladin

Hard to really tell w pics.. guess is the one...

Hard to really tell w pics.. guess is the one side has been lifted out to make a 126 spacing rather than the 120-122mm it might have been manufactured as.. (?).

The whole of the rear could be...
09-14-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,530
Posted By Aladin

Exactly. SELDOM.. does one read words of...

Exactly.

SELDOM.. does one read words of wisdom in this neck of the 'gravel'.
Forum: Want To Buy
09-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Aladin

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5534_d4c3bd0eb4320154c6fd5826663fa8cda5cbadf6.jpg
Was going to post others but this one seems to show it.

Silver one is 42/130...
09-09-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By Aladin

You do NOT change the spoke tension left if all...

You do NOT change the spoke tension left if all spacing is same w light spokes. You DO stretch the 1.6 middle section more.. which means the nip head is much less likely to detension/move as that...
09-09-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,693
Posted By Aladin

'gear inch' is the same concept... like a bunch...

'gear inch' is the same concept... like a bunch of elementary boys comparing johnnies in the bushes.

Cadence at what speed vs at what work load... f math comparisons which are nonsense. What...
09-08-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By Aladin

Makes no difference in this scenario... --->...

Makes no difference in this scenario... ---> reduced bracing angle. Just irrelevant.

What your doing is done all the time... I'll move the gears close as can be done to the frame... making sure...
Forum: Want To Buy
09-07-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Aladin

I'll dig them out tomorrow and contact you.

I'll dig them out tomorrow and contact you.
Forum: For Sale
09-07-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,087
Posted By Aladin

Suggest.. your referencing a shadow. 1"...

Suggest.. your referencing a shadow.

1" quill stem. ?

Press in bearings... ? One would have to know that territory thoroughly.

The way this one is configured your in the 21-22 lb range.
...
09-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By Aladin

Same thing.. time. Lots of it appears on this...

Same thing.. time. Lots of it appears on this site.
09-07-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By Aladin

GLAD to hear this. Francis.. thanks so much...

GLAD to hear this.

Francis.. thanks so much for your contributions.

Someone.. should gather those posts for prosperity. Rare nuggets of gold in this internet info world of this empty 21st...
09-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Aladin

Sent email.. we'll see. Thanks.

Sent email.. we'll see.

Thanks.
09-07-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Aladin

1-2 is all of .08 inch. Doubt.. you made that...

1-2 is all of .08 inch. Doubt.. you made that from before pic.

Kudos to your efforts.. but having done a few of those 'rangled rims... I know very well 1-2 is nonsense.

IF.. the wheel spoke...
09-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Aladin

FB in NY?

FB... been awhile since a post. Anyone know why?

MVP of the internet per bike knowledge.. by miles. Sure hope all is well.
07-21-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Aladin

" I'm not an expert at truing, but it came out...

" I'm not an expert at truing, but it came out even better than most of my other bikes that never had a hit like that. This is a before picture"

Aft pic...? Your assertion is male cow dung.
07-21-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,533
Posted By Aladin

The guys peddling the seal-nots of today are just...

The guys peddling the seal-nots of today are just rebranding bulk products... Elmer's glue, et al. Likely the cost for them is bottling and packaging.. the actual seal-NOT is cheeeep. My recent...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,355
Posted By Aladin

Yes.. true. Yet suggest that specific test w...

Yes.. true. Yet suggest that specific test w same flavor rubber significant. I can tend to agree drum data not real world in many respects.

Any way rolling data is sliced.. from whose...
07-20-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Aladin

Run 19-26 tubes in fat 32's here.. no issues....

Run 19-26 tubes in fat 32's here.. no issues. Presta.
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