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09-09-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 65,200
Posted By LKA

So you want to make it an issue that is defined...

So you want to make it an issue that is defined by which side of the aisle you reside?

GFY

Drug abuse is the definition of a nonpartisan issue...pointing fingers & laying blame serve no...
05-14-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,800
Posted By LKA

I just bought a 1988 712 frame to build into a...

I just bought a 1988 712 frame to build into a daily rider, so it was nice to see it in the catalog from so long ago.

THANK YOU!!!

...
06-23-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 28,814
Posted By LKA

Take a bite, I dare you.

The quote feature of Bike Forums kept my Inbox abuzz, so I'll bless you all with one final retort. Insofar as being intelligent & civil, read the ingredients below & tell me there's anything...
06-23-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 122,726
Posted By LKA

What is it with McDonald's in this forum? ...

What is it with McDonald's in this forum?

Unbelievable.
06-23-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 931
Posted By LKA

+1 I went for an impromptu ride with my kids...

+1
I went for an impromptu ride with my kids without having donned my padded bike shorts and regretted it.
Later that same day the discomfort made sitting anywhere difficult. I kept leaning...
06-23-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 28,814
Posted By LKA

That was too easy

Hahahaha, I knew that last one would rile up some defenders of freedom who choose to remain blind to facts.

Ignorance is treatable, stupidity is not.

I think I'm done here. Carry on.
06-23-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 28,814
Posted By LKA

You actually believe it's cheese? It's American...

You actually believe it's cheese?
It's American Cheese PRODUCT. That ain't cheese, no way, no how.
It's PSEUDO-cheese: unfermented dairy products, emulsifiers (usually sodium phosphate, tartrate or...
06-22-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 28,814
Posted By LKA

I only read the title. You shouldn't be...

I only read the title.

You shouldn't be angry, you should be grateful. They did you a HUGE favor.

That C*R*A*P is POISON.
06-22-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,800
Posted By LKA

PC censorship

S h i + e.

Previous message now complete.
06-22-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By LKA

Awesome thread

Thank you for an incredibly informative and entertaining thread. Nothing beats flying bike parts as a mnemonic device for future reference :-)
06-22-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,800
Posted By LKA

obsolete

OK, here's the post you're going to hate, but need to hear.

Even @ minimum wage, you have already spent more time than those are worth. Those photos say enough...you are knocking yourself silly...
06-22-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,711
Posted By LKA

Uh oh, I see another snarky multi-syllable word,...

Uh oh, I see another snarky multi-syllable word, but we can all agree that "grandiose" does have a nice ring to it. Just yankin' yer chain :-)
I do, however, stand in awe of your meticulous...
06-22-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By LKA

Oh Dude! Don't take that the wrong way...I...

Oh Dude! Don't take that the wrong way...I nominate your bike stand as the most bomb-proof bike stand on planet Earth.
If we take a vote, your stand will win, hands down. Color is irrelevant.
10...
06-22-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By LKA

Thank you! Another excellent tip. I've taken a...

Thank you! Another excellent tip.
I've taken a closer look @ photos of thru-axles & am now able to visualize all of the alternative methods being mentioned.
Bike Forums FTW!
06-22-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By LKA

Haha, yeah, the specs of the bike allowed me to...

Haha, yeah, the specs of the bike allowed me to look beyond the screamin' red paint job. I just realized all my bikes scream look @ me in their own way. White/lilac Miyata, super orange Kona, & now...
06-21-18, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By LKA

Holy bikestand Batman! I can't tell where the...

Holy bikestand Batman!
I can't tell where the bike ends & the stand begins.
06-21-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,711
Posted By LKA

I was struck by your use of the word...

I was struck by your use of the word "transformative." I know what you mean, despite it being difficult to explain.

Case in point: 1987 Miyata 712.
Ignore gearing,
Back in the early 90s, I...
06-21-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By LKA

Thank you Andy! The dish is dish comment was...

Thank you Andy!

The dish is dish comment was what I was hoping to hear. As for spoke fatigue, I'm fairly confident the spokes will fall victim to a crash long before fatigue, LOL. The tape idea is...
06-21-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By LKA

Sorry to do it, but I can't help it: ...

Sorry to do it, but I can't help it:

Reliable, Fast, Cheap.

Pick two.

But seriously, I weighed 99kg up until 2009 & put tons of hard miles on nothing but 32 spoke fr/rr wheels, so don't feel...
06-21-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,217
Posted By LKA

That is the gnarliest damage I've ever seen,...

That is the gnarliest damage I've ever seen, outside of crashes. To the OP, you are to be commended for not going full-aggro on the LBS. It's not even my bike, & I'm pissed off for you.

My own...
06-21-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By LKA

I use this [$15.99] for most of my work: ...

I use this [$15.99] for most of my work:
Nashbar Stand (https://www.bikenashbar.com/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10052&productId=170404&storeId=10053&langId=-1)
I also have a clamp-on stand that pretty...
06-21-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By LKA

I've yet to see a thru-axle wheel in person, so...

I've yet to see a thru-axle wheel in person, so my ignorance is genuine. Thank you for saving me the trouble of going down the "unnecessary adapter road."
06-21-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,715
Posted By LKA

Instead of addressing wear, I'll address the...

Instead of addressing wear, I'll address the creak [although I admit they may not be mutually exclusive.]
Creaks in that area of the bike I've had to deal with always entailed fasteners needing...
06-21-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By LKA

Truing Thru Axle Wheels

Hello Everyone!

I tried a search using the title's text & came up empty-handed. So here goes.

Yesterday was a day of many "1sts" for me in that:
[1] I bought my 1st bike sight unseen via the...
05-13-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,007
Posted By LKA

Ive wondered about asymm rims, the idea makes...

Ive wondered about asymm rims, the idea makes sense. I plan to try one on my next rear wheel.

I just laced a vintage 32H rear 126mm Mavic 500 RD freewheel hub to a Mavic Open Pro CD rim using 3x...
05-11-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,542
Posted By LKA

Just dive in - Yes. Build from scratch - Sure,...

Just dive in - Yes.
Build from scratch - Sure, why not?
Videos - Yes, combined with your own critical thinking skills.
Mechanic course - Seriously? Only if you want to become a professional...
05-11-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,007
Posted By LKA

This issue has always been a thing. I noticed it...

This issue has always been a thing. I noticed it in 1990 when I built my very 1st rear wheel (w/o the aide of a tension meter). Stress relieve the spokes after tire-mounting..... loose & borderline...
05-11-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,486
Posted By LKA

Antipasta? Recipe for success! To the OP:...

Antipasta? Recipe for success!

To the OP: ignore this. Pasta the night before a hilly ride is a good thing.
05-11-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By LKA

I bought mine from Chrome Industries: Barrage...

I bought mine from Chrome Industries: Barrage Cargo Backpack. Comfortable, waterproof, & designed for cycling. No affiliation.

Link to backpack...
05-11-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By LKA

Where's the fun in that? Sorry, couldn't...

Where's the fun in that?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
05-07-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By LKA

Nice, I hadn't thought of colors. If glossy, like...

Nice, I hadn't thought of colors. If glossy, like the black stuff I used, the colored version would look great & add a bit to your being visible on the road.
05-07-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,526
Posted By LKA

Is this pursuit to the Nth degree or religion? ...

Is this pursuit to the Nth degree or religion?

I BELIEVE I've saved Watts, therefore I HAVE saved Watts.
I BELIEVE I've saved Watts, therefore I HAVE saved Watts.
I BELIEVE I've saved Watts,...
05-07-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By LKA

Remember: Amazon: $10 AutoZone: $6 That...

Remember:
Amazon: $10
AutoZone: $6

That Amazon guy is already rich enough, LOL.
05-07-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By LKA

Problem resolved.

Since it was the last thing changed, I swapped out the 11-30T DA 9100 cassette with the previously good-shifting Ultegra r8000 11-28T and without even touching any adjustments, the issue disappeared,...
05-06-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By LKA

FWIW: Front shifting is sweet & the cables are...

FWIW: Front shifting is sweet & the cables are out of the way now.
05-06-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By LKA

Thank you. But..... Interesting side note:...

Thank you. But.....
Interesting side note: Ultegra r8000 replaced perfect rear shifting 105 5600. The front 105 shifter from that gruppo was not working, so I replaced the whole gruppo.

I went...
05-06-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By LKA

Ultegra r8000 indexing conundrum

Derailleur/levers: new Ultegra r8000
Cassette: new DuraAce 9100 11-30T
Cables: new

Shifts perfectly in 1st 6 gears from small cog, then hiccups on gear 7 (19T) & won't go to gear 8 (21T)....
05-06-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By LKA

This stuff is magnitudes better than electrical...

This stuff is magnitudes better than electrical tape ...ZERO residue left behind upon removal.
05-03-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,526
Posted By LKA

Oops, there it is.....the label. Kind of. But I...

Oops, there it is.....the label. Kind of. But I can't be cheap, since I replaced all the steel fasteners on both my bikes with titanium & I tip well.

Cost is a perfectly valid metric, one that the...
05-03-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,526
Posted By LKA

I'll buy that 100%. There are degrees of...

I'll buy that 100%.
There are degrees of resolution for everything, I guess.
A guy I worked with would weigh his camping gear before every mountain hike. He had all aluminum & titanium when it came...
05-03-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By LKA

Well, well, well. Being late to the party is not...

Well, well, well. Being late to the party is not out of the ordinary for me & I'm OK with that.
Thanks for the link, HOWEVER,I bought the same stuff for $6 @ AutoZone, instead of Amazon's $10.
05-03-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,526
Posted By LKA

I'll buy that! Kind of. With great power, comes...

I'll buy that! Kind of.
With great power, comes great responsibility, so..... I'll take that 8.675301 Watt chain/oil/derailleur bet and raise you a titanium cassette & carbon crank/pedals. Rotating...
05-03-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,526
Posted By LKA

Outstanding! :beer:

Outstanding! :beer:
05-03-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By LKA

Get a grip!

My new bar tape came with crappy finishing tape that didn't stick, so I had to figure something out.

My tool box had a roll of vulcanizing tape that I had used roadside to repair cooling hoses in...
04-30-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,526
Posted By LKA

Lube on crack?

I found a lubrication product on a bike web store site that really caught my eye:

CeramicSpeed UFO Drip Chain lube
$75.00 USD
No mention of # of fluid ounces. Looks like 4-6 oz from the photo,...
04-17-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By LKA

1st time photo post. Sorry, they're kinda big. ...

1st time photo post. Sorry, they're kinda big.

1. new pads left, old pads right
2. front caliper w/new pads
3. rear caliper w/new pads
04-16-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By LKA

1987 Shimano 105 BR-1050 calipers with R55C-4 pads

I just replaced the brake pads on my Miyata 712's 1st gen 105 brake calipers with used 105 BR-5600 shoes and new Shimano R55C4 pads. After several test stops from ~12mph for both old & new, the new...
03-17-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,870
Posted By LKA

Good on you, Mate. Any time devoted to your...

Good on you, Mate. Any time devoted to your mom-in-need is time well spent. Do frequent visits to make sure they keep her clean. Trust me. I had Mom in memory care for a year, then they began monthly...
03-12-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 65,200
Posted By LKA

What a horrible confluence of negativity. ...

What a horrible confluence of negativity.

Angry cops, tons of refuse, out of control public defecation, and needles everywhere infected with who knows what. I don't know folks, it looks like large...
03-12-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,870
Posted By LKA

You are an unsung hero, one of the few actually...

You are an unsung hero, one of the few actually helping to reduce both traffic & pollution. Oh wait, you said you have kids, never mind. LOL, just kidding, old guy humor. Mine are all grown, but hey...
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