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04-30-18, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Handsome Fredward (...

Handsome Fredward ( https://handsomecycles.com/pages/bike-fredward ) can be had with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed.

It isn't an especially relaxed ride, but a Steamroller is 120mm at the fork ends and...
04-25-18, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Agreed. Call it Godwin's Corollary.

Agreed.

Call it Godwin's Corollary.
04-23-18, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Over several years, Lance and some of his most...

Over several years, Lance and some of his most vocal defenders immediately associated his success with cancer - if you questioned his success you were accused of "loving cancer."

Presumably...
04-23-18, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Wow. Even the saddle seems to be wood. ...

Wow.

Even the saddle seems to be wood.

The late Sheldon Brown's Gaspe stone saddle looks just slightly ... harder.
Saddles for REAL MEN! (http://sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html)
04-23-18, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Mooo

That's not a pass. Really, they are unrelated...

That's not a pass. Really, they are unrelated ... or they would be had he not clubbed everyone over the head with it. "Don't pick on me, I had cancer..." "If you think I so much as double parked,...
04-20-18, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Mooo

If he'd hired people to gillooly ...

If he'd hired people to gillooly (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gillooly)his competitors, and in his mind rationalized it to the point where he didn't consider it cheating ... It...
04-14-18, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Between a couple of opportunities, we find...

Between a couple of opportunities, we find ourselves having ladies frames in 19", 21", and 23". (They cost $0, $35, and $40 - one of them I kind of bought for parts)

Right now I'm partway through...
04-11-18, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Wasn't Arni selling Colnago frames through Bike...

Wasn't Arni selling Colnago frames through Bike Warehouse (now Nashbar) for like $450 back around 82/83?
04-10-18, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Mooo

A blue ladies '72 LTD-3 came home with me. Paint...

A blue ladies '72 LTD-3 came home with me. Paint is chipped, and the chrome is hit or miss. Mostly miss. Wasn't sure what to do with it, but am leaning toward making it a foul weather commuter. ...
04-07-18, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Mooo

If the penetrating oil and patience method...

If the penetrating oil and patience method doesn't work, if it's below freezing you might leave the frame out overnight then judiciously apply a heat gun to the BB shell. That *might* help, unless...
04-07-18, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Mooo

At the risk of sounding condescending - NOT my...

At the risk of sounding condescending - NOT my intention by the way - did you try using a lockring spanner like this one? https://www.parktool.com/product/crank-and-bottom-bracket-wrench-hcw-5
...
04-07-18, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Mooo

I have a 61-8 TCW with a metal port, which I...

I have a 61-8 TCW with a metal port, which I believe to be original. Can't help much past that.
04-07-18, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Mooo

I look at what the antique airplane guys do -...

I look at what the antique airplane guys do - they have a really practical approach to this. Basically, if it affects safe operation, then modern replacements are OK.

This is a little deeper...
04-06-18, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Yes. I'll probably do it again at some point,...

Yes. I'll probably do it again at some point, but don't know that I'd recommend it for anyone else. I did like the Suntour power ratchet shifters though. They don't drift or loosen up. I also...
04-05-18, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Mooo

I think the TCW is the one which gets the most...

I think the TCW is the one which gets the most grief. The S3C was, if I understand correctly, an improvement in that if you were stuck between gears or stripped the sun gear, you still had a brake. ...
04-04-18, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Mooo

Awesome! Hey, I'll take luck over skill any...

Awesome!

Hey, I'll take luck over skill any day.

For the hub, you need to (gently) spread the forks like 1/16 of an inch. The best explanation comes from Sheldon Brown, whose legacy lives on:...
04-03-18, 07:15 PM
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Posted By Mooo

I believe it's mid '72. I *think* I've seen a 73...

I believe it's mid '72. I *think* I've seen a 73 model with the old style crank, but maybe not.
04-01-18, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Mooo

I paid $1 for a Sears/Puch with a Steyr license...

I paid $1 for a Sears/Puch with a Steyr license built Sturmey with a stripped sun gear. I was surprised that the sprocket would not fit a Sturmey hub, but I believe on that one at least the pawls,...
03-25-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mooo

Possibly _the_ high point of non-Paramount...

Possibly _the_ high point of non-Paramount Schwinns. At least I've felt that way about them since they came out. Really nice!
03-24-18, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Mooo

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bid/d/56cm-treks...

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bid/d/56cm-treksp-sti/6522895410.html

Looks straight and everything, BUT this is advertised as a Trek 470 ... If it was a simple hex to decimal problem it would...
03-23-18, 02:43 PM
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Views: 830
Posted By Mooo

I bought one of those new in 84. Also scarlet...

I bought one of those new in 84. Also scarlet red. The 85 was basically the same.

It was a fantastically good bicycle, without being the least bit pretentious.

edit: don't underestimate the DC...
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Views: 1,809
Posted By Mooo

I think the front freewheel system was abandoned...

I think the front freewheel system was abandoned by 1981-ish. It worked well enough.

They aren't bad riding bikes. You could spend more for worse.

[edit: my first (sagged) tour was on one of...
03-21-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Mooo

It varied with brand and "level," with the more...

It varied with brand and "level," with the more upscale bikes getting them earlier.
In 1980/81, for example, $320 got you a (admittedly quite nice) chromoly lugged frame, alloy wheels, and either...
03-18-18, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Mooo

An old 3 speed.

An old 3 speed.
03-16-18, 09:47 PM
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Views: 632
Posted By Mooo

I kind of like how they shine. The Sturmey's on...

I kind of like how they shine. The Sturmey's on my 50 year old Hercules convinced me to go ahead and use some Arayas I had handy on the Surly, shown before it was taped. Thinking about putting a...
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