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08-20-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,924
Posted By RandolphCarter

Note to self: Muriatic acid isn't useful for...

Note to self:

Muriatic acid isn't useful for anything bike related.

Good to know!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

One from Saturday, looking north on Raymond Road,...

One from Saturday, looking north on Raymond Road, Malta NY

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52283728104_6b861b37a8_k.jpg

And a few from a recent trip to Cape Cod:

Looking west on...
08-15-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,115
Posted By RandolphCarter

I had a early 70s UO-8 with an AVA stem. It broke...

I had a early 70s UO-8 with an AVA stem. It broke completely while I was in my driveway and just starting out on a ride.

I ended up in the rhododendrons. Easily could've been much worse.
...
08-13-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By RandolphCarter

Porkchop BMX has custom length USA made stainless...

Porkchop BMX has custom length USA made stainless steel 14ga spokes (https://www.porkchopbmx.com/any-length-non-refundable-stainless-steel-j-bend-b.html) for 38 cents a pop.

I just ordered from...
08-09-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,924
Posted By RandolphCarter

If galvanic corrosion is what is bonding the stem...

If galvanic corrosion is what is bonding the stem to the fork, ammonia can break that loose. It's worked for me several times.

As has thermal cycling- in your case, dunking the fork upside down in...
07-30-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,355
Posted By RandolphCarter

Me too: ...

Me too:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/850x946/fark_exzujkfzn8av1qcas7idtutqjfq_2d6513ebacf43a2b67257f1f664b3944ac893703.jpg
07-27-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By RandolphCarter

In addition to what everyone else wrote, another...

In addition to what everyone else wrote, another key difference was Schwinn used better quality headsets, bottom brackets, and hubs.

Many of the Schwinn bikes from the 70s I've worked on had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Middle Line Road, Malta, NY ...

Middle Line Road, Malta, NY

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52238638980_b52b879ded_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

These are from May: George Thompson road,...

These are from May:

George Thompson road, about to turn left on to Graves road.
Mechanicville/Stillwater NY
...
07-09-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,368
Posted By RandolphCarter

I have a vintage frame with a 5 year old group...

I have a vintage frame with a 5 year old group set on it.

I'm on the larger side and a carbon fiber frame that was comfortable to ride for more than 10 miles was well outside of my budget. It was...
07-09-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,204
Posted By RandolphCarter

Cape Cod Rail Trail, 1993, Brewster section. ...

Cape Cod Rail Trail, 1993, Brewster section.

I'm on my 1987 Trek Antelope and a chipmunk darts out in front of me, panics, and starts to turn back.

I run over it with my front wheel.

Feeling...
05-05-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,568
Posted By RandolphCarter

That's a speaker. [/QUOTE] Guy on the bike...

That's a speaker.
[/QUOTE]

Guy on the bike trail near me had a tow-behind trailer on his bike (the kind you'd put a toddler in) with a very large Bluetooth speaker system in it. Including a...
04-30-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,568
Posted By RandolphCarter

Since I had difficulty finishing my build last...

Since I had difficulty finishing my build last year, and I'm re-entering it this year, in order to ensure I finish my build the natural and proximate solution is obviously to throw another bike in to...
03-10-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,608
Posted By RandolphCarter

Price of C&V membership? Being able to use...

Price of C&V membership?

Being able to use the phrase "Itís a complete bike but it needs everything" and expecting people will know what you mean.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Rowley Road, Malta NY ...

Rowley Road, Malta NY

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20210828_111541_ca3b37019a0eaee0782e25ca38b91bc5754c0240.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

I lived there until I was 3 (early 70's) and when...

I lived there until I was 3 (early 70's) and when I was in college (late 80's / early 90's). Mom still lives in the house, and if you played hockey at Harwich High in the early 70's my dad may have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

A few pics from the Province Lands trail in the...

A few pics from the Province Lands trail in the Cape Cod National Seashore - my absolute favorite place to ride a bike:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51401090863_b92b614a8b_k.jpg
...
07-20-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 44,072
Posted By RandolphCarter

I have a front wheel for this thing (Suntour XC...

I have a front wheel for this thing (Suntour XC hub, hard anodized 700C 36h rim) but the matching rear wheel had a rather fateful moment where the tabs on the hub that socketed into the cassette body...
07-17-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 44,072
Posted By RandolphCarter

<sigh> Fine. I'll toss some parts at this...

<sigh>

Fine. I'll toss some parts at this heap and try to get the miles in.
...
03-01-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By RandolphCarter

https://i.gifer.com/foK.gif ...

https://i.gifer.com/foK.gif


https://media.tenor.com/images/51dd0ad163e38f1dd30c952d0c221a14/tenor.gif

https://i.gifer.com/FAz3.gif
Forum: BMX
02-21-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By RandolphCarter

Adding another vote for Porkchop BMX. Good...

Adding another vote for Porkchop BMX. Good inventory and solid customer service. I've ordered lots of stuff from them over the years and never been disappointed.

BMXGuru.com is another place i've...
01-26-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,605
Posted By RandolphCarter

This is wonderful! I have some to add. ...

This is wonderful!

I have some to add.

TT - time trial, a cycling contest where riders end up regretting their life choices about 7 minutes into the ride and really really wish they had trained...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Part of last weekend's ride: Luther...

Part of last weekend's ride:


Luther Forest Boulevard, Malta, NY
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50607657692_50d7e6eed8_k.jpg

Stone Break Road, Malta NY...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

I've posted pics of these roads before, but...

I've posted pics of these roads before, but today's weather was really nice and what the hell:


Elmore Robinson Road, Stillwater, NY...
09-07-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 29,000
Posted By RandolphCarter

Really, are there any sweeter words to hear? ...

Really, are there any sweeter words to hear?



My guess is that's tree sap (like pine pitch) with dirt sticking to it. If so, a soak in paint thinner / mineral spirits / etc will take that right...
08-28-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 29,000
Posted By RandolphCarter

The "what are you thinking?" expression on your...

The "what are you thinking?" expression on your dog's face is the best part.

Also glad to see another BMX entered. I see no way this can end badly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Lake Road, Stillwater, NY - looking...

Lake Road, Stillwater, NY - looking southeast-ish:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50262853028_befd307ef9_k.jpg

Sweet Road, Ballston Lake, NY, looking east:
...
08-19-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By RandolphCarter

The best bike is one somebody will actually ride....

The best bike is one somebody will actually ride.

As much as I personally hate it, several of my friends and neighbors will only ride e-bikes. I've given some of these people nice midrange hybrids...
08-18-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 29,000
Posted By RandolphCarter

I have lots of project bikes that would be...

I have lots of project bikes that would be perfect for the Challenge. I've even started work on them for past Challenges, but never finished them.

As much as I would like to participate this year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Province Lands Trail, Cape Cod National Seashore,...

Province Lands Trail, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50234463693_f5d5adcf81_k.jpg

Yes, it started getting misty right when we stopped to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Goode Street, Ballston Spa, NY Looking south...

Goode Street, Ballston Spa, NY

Looking south
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50156925018_38d0cc91bc_k.jpg


Looking north
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50157714932_f1578b0883_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Elmore Robinson Road, Stillwater, NY ...

Elmore Robinson Road, Stillwater, NY

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50102666996_9fe6698016_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,615
Posted By RandolphCarter

Hanging on to a pile of basket case 'project'...

Hanging on to a pile of basket case 'project' bikes that I'll work on at some point.

Not dropping off more stuff at my local bike rescue before the quarantine hit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By RandolphCarter

Brookwood Road, Halfmoon NY ...

Brookwood Road, Halfmoon NY

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50006259888_1a57033f3d_k.jpg
01-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,473
Posted By RandolphCarter

What you are describing - where the 'wobble'...

What you are describing - where the 'wobble' varies from rotation to rotation - shouldn't happen with a recently serviced hub with intact parts. I've had this happen to me when I re-used ball...
01-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By RandolphCarter

I talked to them, they'll take basket case /...

I talked to them, they'll take basket case / project bikes, but they prefer bikes that are rideable or repairable. I have three other intact bikes I'm dropping off there.



I can very easily...
05-02-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,572
Posted By RandolphCarter

I read this several times and am still not able...

I read this several times and am still not able to make sense of it.
04-29-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,199
Posted By RandolphCarter

Oooh, this is math I can solve! All of the...

Oooh, this is math I can solve!

All of the beers. Duh.

Here's the work shown:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/beers_8901750bc4ac27307141af6e6599c412044f8cb2.jpg
08-14-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,022
Posted By RandolphCarter

I used this method a few years ago on my 1986...

I used this method a few years ago on my 1986 Trek Elance 310

Before I resorted to lye, I tried all the other tricks to loosen up a stuck seatpost.

I soaked it in ammonia for a week, it didn't...
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