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Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 231,153
Posted By Unca_Sam

Isn't it amazing at how little damage there is to...

Isn't it amazing at how little damage there is to the bike? You'd think killing a cow would do more, but it looks fine. The fork isn't even bent!
05-08-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

I know this isn't the place for it, but I object...

I know this isn't the place for it, but I object to this frame design.
05-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,054
Posted By Unca_Sam

...you like picking at your scabs, don't you? ;)

...you like picking at your scabs, don't you? ;)
05-04-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,878
Posted By Unca_Sam

If it didn't come with the bike, it's an addition...

If it didn't come with the bike, it's an addition and should be assigned a value. Retail value is easy, used value less so, but you paid for it somehow, sometime (unless you're a rotten thief!) Swaps...
05-04-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ah, yes! 0 degrees latitude, 0 degrees longitude,...

Ah, yes! 0 degrees latitude, 0 degrees longitude, or "The GPS doesn't know where I am so I'm at the default point."
05-02-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,878
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's a shame about the shifters. If they were...

That's a shame about the shifters. If they were the plastic levers, hot water, dish soap, and needle-nose pliers is all you need to get shimano-sized heads back out. You might still be able to...
05-01-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,878
Posted By Unca_Sam

There's always been disparate themes in how the...

There's always been disparate themes in how the challenge works, like nlerner and Lascauxcaveman demonstrated. Sometimes, it's completing a shoestring restoration of a worthy frame into a custom...
04-30-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,878
Posted By Unca_Sam

My suggestion is to suggest she'll enjoy the...

My suggestion is to suggest she'll enjoy the bonding time, painting your extra time together as something positive. If that doesn't work, there's always valium :innocent:.
04-28-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,087
Posted By Unca_Sam

Consider me in for a pair of the AX hoods, gum or...

Consider me in for a pair of the AX hoods, gum or light blue!
04-28-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

Shimano 600 with an aero cover. The cockpit looks...

Shimano 600 with an aero cover. The cockpit looks untouched, with the AX stem, bars, levers, and bar ends.
It's unusual for me to go grab a bike, but I couldn't let this pass.
04-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm bewildered to report that this bike is now...

I'm bewildered to report that this bike is now mine.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210427_153215_0316a494ab8c593874106fdc72bbf977a62d3185.jpg
52 cm ctt st, 52...
04-27-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

I sent a message even though that's 3 hours round...

I sent a message even though that's 3 hours round trip for me. I'm half hoping it's sold already so I can focus.
04-27-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

Isn't that a DA AX pedal visible?

Isn't that a DA AX pedal visible?
04-26-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

:love:Sigh, these never show up in green around...

:love:Sigh, these never show up in green around me, in my size.
04-24-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 374,730
Posted By Unca_Sam

Came undone? What does that mean?

Came undone?
What does that mean?
04-23-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Unca_Sam

Makes me wish for a way to tag something "it was...

Makes me wish for a way to tag something "it was like that when I got here," for the next guy. :lol:
04-23-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's the risk with the method. You'll attempt...

That's the risk with the method. You'll attempt to correct it and mash the cut threads back into a useful form, but end up destroying the trace that was left by cross-threading. Before I call it...
04-22-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's a little outside the size of an average...

It's a little outside the size of an average rider, and therefore discounted.
04-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ask the guys in the fixed/ss subforum? I...

Ask the guys in the fixed/ss subforum? I personally think bold colored deep-section rims are tacky, but that's due mostly to the high volume of new $350 ss/fixie frames that come with those heavy...
04-21-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Unca_Sam

No, you'll have two sets of damaged threads that...

No, you'll have two sets of damaged threads that way. I'd be concerned about damaging the bb threads more.

Install a set of cups in the frame with good threads, slowly working them in and out...
04-21-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Unca_Sam

I predict a threadless repair BB is in your...

I predict a threadless repair BB is in your future.
04-20-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

Wasn't one of those listed in the sale section? ...

Wasn't one of those listed in the sale section?

FOUND IT (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1167522-1981-miyata-commuter-25-new-box.html)
04-20-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

Missing that crucial expander wedge seatpost.

Missing that crucial expander wedge seatpost.
04-20-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

Raleigh Sprite 3+2

I've been meaning to share this here. I'd be happy to learn more about the hub. Obviously neglected at some point, but the wheels look rideable from here.
$100 1967 Raleigh Sprite 3+2...
04-18-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Unca_Sam

The sunshine in AZ is no joke, apparently. My...

The sunshine in AZ is no joke, apparently. My estimate on the head tube length puts this at a 56-58cm frame, but perhaps adding the seat tube length and top tube length could persuade another member...
04-16-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

☝🙂 that right there is the heart of this thread....

☝🙂 that right there is the heart of this thread. Thanks for unearthing that gem.
04-16-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Unca_Sam

I have more opportunity to ride roads here;...

I have more opportunity to ride roads here; 'Singletrack' is something that requires a drive and more planning than "get up, suit up, pump up, ride". For $2,500 locally I can get an 8 speed Dura Ace...
04-14-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

Like a Rolls Royce from the 50's...

Like a Rolls Royce from the 50's...
04-13-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not playing devils advocate here. The police...

I'm not playing devils advocate here. The police will never write a ticket for 'tailgating' the ticket will be for "operating without assured clear distance" or "reckless operation". There's no set...
04-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

Offer double the asking and call it a day.

Offer double the asking and call it a day.
04-10-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

Wrong group, wrong color? For $500 I'd want...

Wrong group, wrong color? For $500 I'd want Gipiemme, at least.
04-10-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

That sounds like an adblocker or filtering...

That sounds like an adblocker or filtering problem. Facebook posts here don't show images on the work computer, but FB is a banned domain on that network.
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do you have any pictures of these mounted? How...

Do you have any pictures of these mounted? How did you like them? These will fit on my current 1989 Cindercone with no change to the stem, where modern "dirt drops" will need a threaded-threadless...
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Unca_Sam

Watching! I need to make some measurements.

Watching! I need to make some measurements.
04-09-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Unca_Sam

I keep my eye open for one of these in 26.6, even...

I keep my eye open for one of these in 26.6, even though I'd take a serious hit in pedal efficiency losing the extra 4cm from the seatpost I'm using.
04-09-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's still early, but...

Black Brooks Pro (https://www.ebay.com/itm/brooks-leather-bicycle-saddle-/303946680690?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286) (newer version) with hammered rivets on that auction site currently at $51+plus...
04-05-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th...

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th birthday, I took my new 'copper tone' Stingray Krate down Caesar's Lane on my way to the railroad tracks that still run along the Hudson on their way to...
04-05-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

I want to take a crack at giving that the "Steven...

I want to take a crack at giving that the "Steven King" treatment...
04-05-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

There was a member that sold two over a year ago...

There was a member that sold two over a year ago in the C&V sales section. I bought the black one and I'm very happy with it so far....
04-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Unca_Sam

I bought the rest of this lot last year, and have...

I bought the rest of this lot last year, and have these tires mounted to Matrix ISO-CII rims with a ~19.5mm external width. These measure ~25.4mm on those rims at 100psi, which are ~13mm internal...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,543
Views: 2,288,911
Posted By Unca_Sam

I know my kids think I'm old, but I used front...

I know my kids think I'm old, but I used front rollers to get the pastries home this morning...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,543
Views: 2,288,911
Posted By Unca_Sam

They moved everything over to...

They moved everything over to LoadedTouringBikes.xxx ...:innocent:
04-02-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

And a superbe no less!

And a superbe no less!
04-02-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

Re: 3 speed prices 1964 Original Owner Schwinn...

Re: 3 speed prices
1964 Original Owner Schwinn Racer 26” Bike - bicycles - by owner -... (craigslist.org)...
04-02-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Unca_Sam

Randy, I think you meant to post this to regular...

Randy, I think you meant to post this to regular old C&V, rather than the sales section, yes?
04-01-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

The formatting was messed up when it was posted....

The formatting was messed up when it was posted. I'll try to interpret:

Campagnolo Meat,
Pulling Out Brake,
Rear Colnago Unknown.
Details,
Vintage Dura Ace!
03-31-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

^^ They sound like one of us. :hug:

^^ They sound like one of us.
:hug:
03-30-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 89,188
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bibendum man's Bibendum Bike.

Bibendum man's Bibendum Bike.
03-30-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 2,942,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

I was about to ask...;) Been there, done...

I was about to ask...;)

Been there, done that.
03-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Unca_Sam

i agree, 2x.

i agree, 2x.
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