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06-17-21, 05:09 PM
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Posted By leftthread

You're welcome.

You're welcome.
06-17-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 68,100
Posted By leftthread

I finally got around to doing a full overhaul on...

I finally got around to doing a full overhaul on an 85 I
​​​picked up a couple years ago.

Wow, what a nicely made frame on these.
06-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By leftthread

I've been using Meguiar's Ultimate Compound...

I've been using Meguiar's Ultimate Compound lately. It works really well.
06-13-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By leftthread

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https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1043401-1981-1982-trek-610-613-614-ishiwata-forks.html
06-12-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By leftthread

That cleaned up well.

That cleaned up well.
06-10-21, 03:47 PM
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Views: 389
Posted By leftthread

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06-10-21, 02:01 PM
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Views: 787
Posted By leftthread

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05-23-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By leftthread

I installed a Wippermann Connex 808 on a bike...

I installed a Wippermann Connex 808 on a bike with a Dura-Ace crank and cassette recently; smooth so far.

https://www.connexchain.com/en/8-speed-chains.html
05-23-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 417,260
Posted By leftthread

Thank you. Welcome to C&V!

Thank you. Welcome to C&V!
05-21-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 417,260
Posted By leftthread

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Cleaned the hub face before adding copper anti-seize....
05-20-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 417,260
Posted By leftthread

Honda brake rotor screws, the part everyone loves...

Honda brake rotor screws, the part everyone loves to hate, finally yielded to a Vessel JIS impact screwdriver. Multiple applications of Liquid Wrench, heat and strikes on another impact screwdriver...
05-02-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 17,829
Posted By leftthread

That's okay, Narhay, we forgive you.

That's okay, Narhay, we forgive you.
04-29-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,893
Posted By leftthread

I still have the II's on a couple of bikes. They...

I still have the II's on a couple of bikes. They are fast and smooth. The downside for me: more flats after a lot of miles.

Review of the III's: "...the Ultra Sport III still offers the most bang...
04-29-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17,387
Views: 1,882,908
Posted By leftthread

Thank you. On the pizza forum I'm posting about...

Thank you. On the pizza forum I'm posting about bicycles.
04-28-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,893
Posted By leftthread

Panaracer Race A Evo 4. Michelin Krylion II,...

Panaracer Race A Evo 4.
Michelin Krylion II, though the measured width after mounting more like 26mm.
04-28-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17,387
Views: 1,882,908
Posted By leftthread

After yesterday's ride. ...

After yesterday's ride.
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04-26-21, 02:07 PM
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Views: 1,882,908
Posted By leftthread

After today's ride. ...

After today's ride.
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04-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,350
Posted By leftthread

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04-21-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17,387
Views: 1,882,908
Posted By leftthread

Hill repeats day. On the tenth one it started...

Hill repeats day. On the tenth one it started snowing, just because it could.
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04-17-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,533
Posted By leftthread

​​​​​There''s a bakery quite close to our house;...

​​​​​There''s a bakery quite close to our house; you can tell when Cyclops production is ramping up, because the aroma wafts through the neighborhood.

Tire prices. Ouch.
Recent purchases were two...
04-10-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,872
Posted By leftthread

Forty miles yesterday, with ten repeats on what...

Forty miles yesterday, with ten repeats on what counts as the second-steepest hill in the county.
Today is rain, rain and more rain, so it's looking like a walk instead of riding.
04-08-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,872
Posted By leftthread

I got the second shot of the Pfizer yesterday...

I got the second shot of the Pfizer yesterday morning, so only about eight miles of goofing off afterwards with a Contigo full of coffee in the water bottle holder.
For the four days before that,...
04-01-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 417,260
Posted By leftthread

This morning I'm hanging a new Wipperman Connex...

This morning I'm hanging a new Wipperman Connex 808 chain on a Trek 2100.
Yesterday it was overhauling the rear hub on a Dura-Ace wheel set with new grade 25 bearings and cleaning the cassette....
04-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,013
Posted By leftthread

Did you ever get that pool table refelted?

Did you ever get that pool table refelted?
03-11-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By leftthread

The Milky Way spins just like an out-of-true wheel

The Milky Way spins just like an out-of-true wheel.

https://i.imgur.com/2gLFcbq.gif

"Data from ESA's star-observing satellite Gaia shows that the warped galactic disc of the Milky Way...
01-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,535
Posted By leftthread

I haven't put up the trainer yet. I stopped...

I haven't put up the trainer yet. I stopped riding outside three weeks ago after the first layer of road salt was applied.
Since then I've been walking everyday.
Found twenty $ in the road this...
12-28-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,436
Posted By leftthread

Proof that a Contigo will fit in the water bottle...

Proof that a Contigo will fit in the water bottle holder!
Signed, coffee addict.
12-28-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 417,260
Posted By leftthread

I see that reflector lurking in the background....

I see that reflector lurking in the background. We loaded up the refractor last week Sunday and Monday for the Jupiter/Saturn conjuction, but of course it clouded over just in time to obscure the...
12-24-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By leftthread

This thread title keeps making me hungry.

This thread title keeps making me hungry.
12-23-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,590
Posted By leftthread

Faded? I've started using Meguiar''s Ultimate...

Faded? I've started using Meguiar''s Ultimate compound on bike frames. It really brings the paint back, like a black Centurion with haze, much better than the other stuff I was using.
12-23-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 117,202
Posted By leftthread

Saw a peregrine falcon yesterday. The day before...

Saw a peregrine falcon yesterday. The day before that, a red-tailed hawk on the ground that I came upon while hiking up a hill. Startled, the hawk took off right in front of me then perched in a low...
12-21-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By leftthread

I spent this morning hiking on a local wooded...

I spent this morning hiking on a local wooded cross country course and county park. In an odd bit of synchronicity, when I got back to the parking lot, the vehicle parked next to mine had a burgundy...
12-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By leftthread

I was checking this recently on a '76 that I...

I was checking this recently on a '76 that I have. I'm overhauling another, see the thread on "what color would you paint a bike?"

The OEM crank, a Japan-made "Le Tour," had a 124.5mm spindle.
Of...
12-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By leftthread

Chain checker,known as the Bearer of Bad News. ...

Chain checker,known as the Bearer of Bad News.
And some whisky to soften the blow....
12-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,990
Posted By leftthread

Nope, a Schwinn Bantam. Riding that bike I had a...

Nope, a Schwinn Bantam. Riding that bike I had a totally not-fun wipeout on chipseal that sent me to the ER to take it parts of the road out of my knee and elbow.

ER doc to the rents: "If I had...
12-16-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,861
Posted By leftthread

Cool.

Cool.
12-16-20, 12:27 PM
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Views: 417,260
Posted By leftthread

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12-12-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,152
Posted By leftthread

Yes, just look how long the long jump records for...

Yes, just look how long the long jump records for Bob Beamon, Mike Powell and Jackie Joyner-Kersey have stood.
12-12-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By leftthread

Since the pandemic hit I've been giving myself a...

Since the pandemic hit I've been giving myself a Kojak.

This restores equilibrium to the universe for that fro I had back in high school.
12-09-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,931
Posted By leftthread

$5 Wilton from an estate sale on the corner of...

$5 Wilton from an estate sale on the corner of the work bench. I'm thinking of swapping it out for the Wilton I just finished overhauling, free from a garage sale. Then put the red one on a stand....
12-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By leftthread

Today's ride, 36 with a light wind, I wore a...

Today's ride, 36 with a light wind, I wore a featherweight North Face Gore-Tex shell I got in the early '80s. Thin enough to fit under the helmet. Under the jacket were two layers, a light and medium...
11-25-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By leftthread

Eddie? Just Wow. Saw Van Halen in 1980. The...

Eddie? Just Wow. Saw Van Halen in 1980.

The frame in question:

https://i.imgur.com/KkfToCk.jpg

It's been sitting around for quite a while. I had it blasted way back when.
After a lot of...
11-25-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 417,260
Posted By leftthread

Cranberry sauce. Variation from the recipe on the...

Cranberry sauce. Variation from the recipe on the back of the bag: reduce the amount of water by 1/4, kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon, undercook slightly so it still has texture, and add a small amount of...
11-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7,132
Views: 682,597
Posted By leftthread

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11-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,650
Posted By leftthread

Back in the day I worked at a foundry that cast...

Back in the day I worked at a foundry that cast sculpture- your basic life-size bronze stuff. We used glass shot in the blaster to clean the bronze before assembly and fine metal finishing.
11-01-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,650
Posted By leftthread

I had the frame I'm working on now blasted by a...

I had the frame I'm working on now blasted by a local powder coating company after attempts using a stripper were going slowly. I used some marine stripper on the chrome fork.
10-30-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,916
Posted By leftthread

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10-30-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,916
Posted By leftthread

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10-29-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 62,267
Views: 9,431,020
Posted By leftthread

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10-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,300
Posted By leftthread

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