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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!
05-05-21, 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, 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."
05-01-21, 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, 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.
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52 cm ctt st, 52...
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, 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.
04-05-21, 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, 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...
03-26-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

I wonder if they made a prototype with front...

I wonder if they made a prototype with front brakes...
03-26-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Unca_Sam

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as...

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as a fulcrum. Once I pushed the shoulders to the nose plate, the bolt head cleared the back of the nose piece with a pop!

With that in position, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 372,686
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fred Content Warning

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Alum Creek. Sycamore trees are wonderful subjects after leaf drop.
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03-19-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do us a favor and put a price on it? Please...

Do us a favor and put a price on it?
Please and thank you!
03-19-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just listed today: ST-6400 Shift levers...

Just listed today: ST-6400 Shift levers...
03-18-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Unca_Sam

I was going to mention my 'discovery' and post a...

I was going to mention my 'discovery' and post a link, but you already found it! ☺ I'm glad! After I determined that the 600 EX shifters were missing a washer or two, I set up a search on Ebay for...
03-15-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Unca_Sam

Phew! Saved me from buying this myself,...

Phew!

Saved me from buying this myself, since it would fit perfectly on my 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 372,686
Posted By Unca_Sam

Minnesota, 100% confidence.

Minnesota, 100% confidence.
03-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,259
Posted By Unca_Sam

And they all tipped a splash of beer from their...

And they all tipped a splash of beer from their mugs in memory of the loss.
03-04-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yeah, the tires are too skinny so i bought a fat...

Yeah, the tires are too skinny so i bought a fat bike. Much better!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 372,686
Posted By Unca_Sam

Almost a Pink Floyd album cover, there. ...

Almost a Pink Floyd album cover, there.

Where's the kid!!
03-04-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Unca_Sam

Zombie Alert! This thread is 10 years old.

Zombie Alert! This thread is 10 years old.
03-04-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 364,371
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: Don't sweat it! I'd make the same...

:lol:
Don't sweat it! I'd make the same mistake. I wouldn't be surprised at all if there's shared tooling or patents somehow, looking at the thing.
03-03-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,690
Posted By Unca_Sam

I started!

I appreciated everyone's advice. I gathered my parts and I'm just about finished putting it all together. ...
03-03-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

Artist Rendition of bicycle in use: ...

Artist Rendition of bicycle in use:
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02-25-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Unca_Sam

My children all want to "do it themselves" so...

My children all want to "do it themselves" so even though we have a trailgator ready for my 3 year old, he'll probably be pushing his own pedals out of sheer determination. "Not getting my heartrate...
02-25-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's hard to go wrong with the n+1 option :thumb:

It's hard to go wrong with the n+1 option :thumb:
02-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: Austin must be a hell of a place.

:foo: Austin must be a hell of a place.
02-24-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By Unca_Sam

Titanium Single speed fat bikes. Mars has minimal...

Titanium Single speed fat bikes. Mars has minimal atmosphere and no roads. Most of the surface is dust and rock. Use a dry lube, so the hematite prevalent all over the planet doesn't chew up the...
02-23-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Unca_Sam

Park's grease is runnier than the Mobil 1 grease...

Park's grease is runnier than the Mobil 1 grease I switched to. OTOH, if you're using a tube, the top of the gun has threads to screw onto most grease tubes. Just cut the nozzle down to the threads...
02-20-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Unca_Sam

Is it a Microdrive freehub? The cassette would...

Is it a Microdrive freehub? The cassette would have had the last two cogs as a unit. The largest cog is probably a 24 or something if it is.
02-16-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Unca_Sam

The backstop, if the rack has one, faces the...

The backstop, if the rack has one, faces the rider for both front and rear mounted racks. It shouldn't be ambiguous. The rack has a lower connection for mounting near the dropouts, and an upper...
Forum: Touring
02-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,215
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just socially distance, and that pesky BO problem...

Just socially distance, and that pesky BO problem isn't so difficult to get around.

Here to help :thumb:.
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,390
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll bet there's just no road prep. Here in the...

I'll bet there's just no road prep. Here in the heart of Ohio, Interstates get brine before winter conditions, along with arterials and secondaries. After the white stuff starts, the plows can get...
02-11-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Unca_Sam

CLR has been reformulated to avoid dumping P ions...

CLR has been reformulated to avoid dumping P ions into the water. CLR ingredients are a blend of organic acids that are less likely to harm the item you're trying to derust/descale: Lactic acid,...
02-10-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

I hate the platform, because you can pull results...

I hate the platform, because you can pull results from halfway across the country (like Clang regularly does). There's also no sorting within your search like CL attempts (unfortunately for CL,...
02-10-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

Quit posting my bikes! This is a 57. I didn't...

Quit posting my bikes!
This is a 57. I didn't go look at it but it's listed cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,002
Posted By Unca_Sam

From my perspective, you're probably really...

From my perspective, you're probably really pushing for those 30 miles without realizing it, and exceeding your aerobic capacity. I love speed, and I'd push my heart rate into zone 4 regularly. The...
02-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Unca_Sam

You could sacrifice an inch of chain, and avoid...

You could sacrifice an inch of chain, and avoid big-big.
02-04-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Unca_Sam

Also, these pictures remind me of when my kids...

Also, these pictures remind me of when my kids were toddlers and they wanted to show me something small, so they'd shove it up my nose to show me.
02-04-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By Unca_Sam

For those of us looking with a browser, we can...

For those of us looking with a browser, we can still see your albums by navigating to your profile and looking there. Feel free to create an album of your bike, and keep posting so you can get past...
02-04-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,438
Posted By Unca_Sam

Peter White has a few pages outlining what his...

Peter White has a few pages outlining what his lights do, patterns, etc. here (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/headlights.php). There was another guide I used when I was looking for a battery model,...
02-02-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you thought downtube shifters were a reach,...

If you thought downtube shifters were a reach, I've got a bike to show you...
02-02-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,037
Posted By Unca_Sam

Can you carry a tune? Match a pitch? Multiple...

Can you carry a tune? Match a pitch? Multiple spokes breaking in different places in the wheel might mean that the rim is shot.

Listen to my gospel!

An evenly tensioned wheel is better than an...
02-01-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,037
Posted By Unca_Sam

Meh, the hub looks "well bedded". The spoke is...

Meh, the hub looks "well bedded". The spoke is definitely missing it's head. pp09o, we don't know what level of expertise you have, but if you bring the wheel to the LBS and ask that they fix the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,681
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 61,520
Views: 9,285,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm going to guess the ad is old, since the...

I'm going to guess the ad is old, since the picture has green leaves on the trees. It's a gorgeous paint job.
01-28-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just a caution: Park Tool advises against trying...

Just a caution: Park Tool advises against trying to cut out a stuck carbon post (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/seized-seatposts-and-stems). Personally, I'm certain I won't feel a...
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