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06-24-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Bad Lag

There's another aspect to asking for advice...

There's another aspect to asking for advice without personal experience/knowledge to filter the responses.

We live in a VERY different climate than you. What I need to tour Pacific Coast Highway...
06-24-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Bad Lag

So, borrow some gear and go. Buy nothing,... or...

So, borrow some gear and go. Buy nothing,... or as little as possible. That keeps your options as open as they can be.

You're going to make mistakes. Accept that now. Perhaps, you might think...
06-23-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Bad Lag

sdn40, have you ever gone bike camping, even...

sdn40, have you ever gone bike camping, even once?

If not, I suggest you ask around and see if you can borrow a rear rack, some panniers, and handlebar bag, and a small, light weight tent. Heck,...
06-23-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,761
Posted By Bad Lag

Will the market for "previously-owned" high end...

Will the market for "previously-owned" high end bikes also collapse? If so, I look forward to that day.

Boys and girls, can you spell Masi? M-A-S-I

Can you spell Colnago? C-O-L-N-A-G-O
...
06-22-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Bad Lag

When on my bike path there are places that have a...

When on my bike path there are places that have a cinder block retaining wall on one side and a cinder block building on the other. In this mini-canyon you can hear very clearly what others might...
06-22-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Bad Lag

IME, the quietest chain is the one that was most...

IME, the quietest chain is the one that was most recently oiled.

Also, even a freshly lubed chain seems to make the most noise as it passes thru that tight, S-shaped bend going through the...
06-21-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bad Lag

That's fine, knock yourself out! It is supposed...

That's fine, knock yourself out! It is supposed to be fun, though, right? Your post implies great dissatisfaction, so something must be wrong. If you don't like the web site, the solution is simple -...
06-21-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bad Lag

Why bother at all? I'm still riding the same...

Why bother at all?

I'm still riding the same bike I put together 45 years ago. I still love it.

Find one you like and stick with it.
06-21-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,688
Posted By Bad Lag

My suggestions - Get some lights for the...

My suggestions -

Get some lights for the front and rear.
Get a front rack with a removable bag. (Link to VO web site...
06-19-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Bad Lag

Why?

Why?
06-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Bad Lag

What is "JP steel"? What, exactly, is a "fat...

What is "JP steel"?

What, exactly, is a "fat girl saddle"?

It looks like a super nice bike to me. The paint is spectacular!

Expect it to be stolen if left outside, locked or not.
06-17-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Bad Lag

Whether it is vintage or not does not matter to...

Whether it is vintage or not does not matter to me. It is certainly a classic hard tail mountain bike.
06-17-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

I have so many greases it's not funny; more than...

I have so many greases it's not funny; more than a lifetime's supply. I have red. I have blue. I have black. I have white,... :)

Holy smoke!, that freewheel looks terrible. I'd say it is a...
06-16-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

Well, I never new cleaning a freewheel was quite...

Well, I never new cleaning a freewheel was quite so controversial.

I keep single use, solvent-resistant glove in the parts cleaning tray. They not only keep the solvent off the skin but also the...
06-15-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

If you use grease, which grease do you use inside...

If you use grease, which grease do you use inside your freewheels? How do you get it in and how do you clean and replenish it?

Do you disassemble the freewheel?

Did you install a zerk fitting?...
06-15-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

Which 5 speed freewheel costs $15? Regarding...

Which 5 speed freewheel costs $15?

Regarding cleaning, do you use them for a few miles and then throw them away?

How long do they last you without cleaning?

Please explain because the frugal...
06-15-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

Eventually, they, too, will be need to be cleaned...

Eventually, they, too, will be need to be cleaned and lubed, or they will never grow old.
06-15-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

Phil's Tenacious Oil is really great! For...

Phil's Tenacious Oil is really great! For freewheels and chains, I use Phil's.

Well, I've been experimenting with White Lightning waxy (dry) chain lube. It's good, too, but I'm not yet...
06-15-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

It isn't my preferred solvent but it's what was...

It isn't my preferred solvent but it's what was at hand (lawn mower fuel). It's unleaded and alcohol-free. I used about 2-3 ounces.

Ever since they outlawed the sale and use of mineral spirits,...
06-15-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

Clean Your Freewheel

Prompted by a thread from a few days ago, I was looking carefully at the freewheel on my bike. I cleaned the cog exteriors, added some oil and gave it a spin to spread the oil.

The thing is, when...
06-13-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bad Lag

HEY!!!, I resemble that remark! FWIW, I just...

HEY!!!, I resemble that remark!

FWIW, I just got back from a 14 mile ride to El Porto and back. My bike is 45 years young and is light and lively, unlike its owner who is 'old and tedious'. The...
06-12-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bad Lag

Calling vintage steel bikes 'old and tedious'...

Calling vintage steel bikes 'old and tedious' should get you banned from this forum. :)

When riding in San Diego you will want good brakes. While it's not all hilly, it is very hilly, and...
06-11-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Bad Lag

Might a different chain help with the difficult...

Might a different chain help with the difficult shifting off the granny gear up front?

Is it the brifters that makes shifting more difficult?

JMO, the gruppo looks fine functionally and...
06-10-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By Bad Lag

$25. seriously excellent and no infringement ...

$25. seriously excellent and no infringement

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06-10-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Bad Lag

"I plan to do it on a "Raleigh USA" branded but...

"I plan to do it on a "Raleigh USA" branded but Workshop made Reynolds 753 frame."

It is against the law to post this without photos!

"... let me go higher than the 28T largest cog in back for...
06-09-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bad Lag

I did think about it due to cash constraints. I...

I did think about it due to cash constraints. I still do think this way. I want to buy once and cry once. It is why I dislike plastic parts on almost anything - they do not last.

When my bike...
06-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bad Lag

I look at this from a different perspective and...

I look at this from a different perspective and derive a different conclusion.

One main benefit of owning and USING Campagnolo NR equipment was the availability of replacement parts. Had any of it...
06-09-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bad Lag

The Shimano chrome has not survived the decades...

The Shimano chrome has not survived the decades anywhere near as well as the Campagnolo chrome - not even close. This is evident on all the chrome plated bits on my brake calipers and my quick...
06-07-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,728
Posted By Bad Lag

That hub is great! It is smooth and reliable and...

That hub is great! It is smooth and reliable and easy and simple to get the exact shift you want. The shifter even has an indicator so you know what gear you are in.

Someone said, 'They are...
06-07-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Bad Lag

FWIW, this is one of my favorite bikes, ever.

FWIW, this is one of my favorite bikes, ever.
06-07-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Bad Lag

My guess is you chose style over function in...

My guess is you chose style over function in picking that rack.

I like the wood insert but it won't last, especially if it ever gets wet. It will prevent soft things from protruding down onto the...
06-06-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,728
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm reposting this here because the photo in my...

I'm reposting this here because the photo in my earlier post was lost.

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Converted...
06-06-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bad Lag

When I replaced the pads on my Record brakes, it...

When I replaced the pads on my Record brakes, it was nearly impossible to remove the old pads. The chrome-plated, 3-sided holders had rusted (and expanded inwards) clamping the pads very firmly in...
06-04-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Bad Lag

POLYESTER??? Merino wool is the only way to...

POLYESTER???

Merino wool is the only way to claim authenticity.
06-04-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

Is it oil? What is going on? Is this after a...

Is it oil? What is going on?
Is this after a ride through water or mud?
Did the mechanic forget to oil the chain after a cleaning?
06-04-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,697
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't understand any of this chatter about...

I don't understand any of this chatter about selling bikes, or at least not very much of it.

1. I would not allow anyone to come to my home to purchase a bike. This is a security concern and...
06-03-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Bad Lag

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06-03-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Bad Lag

However true that might be, anything and...

However true that might be, anything and everything I have ever wanted was and is sold out. I just checked, again - no go.

Their business model and marketing approach sucks, IMO. I have tried...
06-03-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Bad Lag

Tell, me, if you spin the wheel and the brake is...

Tell, me, if you spin the wheel and the brake is not applied, should the rotor pass thru the caliper without any sound at all- not rubbing/touching in any way?
06-03-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Bad Lag

I've been away, sorry. The rub is...

I've been away, sorry.

The rub is constant/continuous. It does not seem to be a bent rotor.

I will read and try what's posted above.

The toe-in eliminated a monstrously bad squeal. It was...
06-02-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Bad Lag

Give up looking for an acorn. I bought one...

Give up looking for an acorn.

I bought one of these. It's surprising what it holds without being big and bulky. $25 and they are in stock.

JANDD Seat Bag (Tire Bag II)...
06-01-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,222
Posted By Bad Lag

If I had a mid-life crisis toy, it would be one...

If I had a mid-life crisis toy, it would be one of these -

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Oh,...
05-31-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bad Lag

To me, the internal brake cable routing pushes...

To me, the internal brake cable routing pushes the time frame out to more or less 1980, maybe even later.

What's odd is there are no other braze-ons that would have typically been contemporaneous...
05-31-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bad Lag

Is this properly decoded? Seat stay plug and...

Is this properly decoded?

Seat stay plug and chain stay stop scream UK (or OZ! :))

shell & crown appear BOCAMA

no-slide pibb is distinctive and may twig someone's memory

not quite so...
05-30-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Bad Lag

Disk Brakes Rubbing

My daughter's mountain bike has disk brakes that are rubbing. They're not really binding but you can hear them rubbing. Is that normal? If not, how do I fix it? IIRC, they are hydraulic brakes. ...
05-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,393
Posted By Bad Lag

My carefully crafted, deeply considered response...

My carefully crafted, deeply considered response to the scenarios you presented -

At first glance, they assume it's an old Walmart bike (which it surely is not) and pass judgement my way without...
05-19-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,249
Posted By Bad Lag

It is not a bearing "race". It is a split ring...

It is not a bearing "race". It is a split ring seat for a sealed bearing.
05-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,249
Posted By Bad Lag

I keep coming back to find out if the "split" was...

I keep coming back to find out if the "split" was manufactured into the part (a split ring seat for the bearing) or whether the mechanic broke the darned thing or thought the split was damage but is...
05-18-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,249
Posted By Bad Lag

I always grab my caliper first. The...

I always grab my caliper first.

The following is just meant as discussion of the tools of the trade.

A caliper would be just fine for measurements to well under (more accurate than) the nearest...
05-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,249
Posted By Bad Lag

I guess I do not understand the purpose of this...

I guess I do not understand the purpose of this thread or the attitude behind Samspade1941's responses.

I also do not understand how any "mechanic" can break a split ring like the one shown above....
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