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10-18-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,132
Posted By BFisher

I know I've been assaulted with garishness, ...

I know I've been assaulted with garishness,

but I like it.

A lot.
10-06-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By BFisher

Oh, that red, white, and pink is so hot! Wow!

Oh, that red, white, and pink is so hot! Wow!
10-04-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,964
Posted By BFisher

noobinsf, Yes, with platforms they are...

noobinsf,

Yes, with platforms they are great.

With clips and straps on quill pedals, any real climbing or rides longer than, say, 40 miles the cage digs in.

I either use cycling shoes with...
10-02-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,311,070
Posted By BFisher

Timely bit of info about the frame angles. ...

Timely bit of info about the frame angles.

This Puch has a pretty slack head tube compared to the seat tube. Here's a shot from today's ride - footpath to the Susquehanna in the background:...
10-01-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By BFisher

I made some changes to the Puch recently. ...

I made some changes to the Puch recently.

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09-29-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,888
Posted By BFisher

I have a Bridgestone MB-5 here, kind of rough,...

I have a Bridgestone MB-5 here, kind of rough, but a nice riding bike.

Has double eyelets at the forkends - easy to mount rack and fenders if you want.

It also uses a 1" threaded headset. My...
09-28-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By BFisher

As far as I can tell it looks fine. I've had good...

As far as I can tell it looks fine. I've had good experiences with freewheels like yours - nice shifting if all else is up to par.

Double check that the limit screws are set to prevent you from...
09-28-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,888
Posted By BFisher

Trek 900 series (930, 950, 970) are nice. I have...

Trek 900 series (930, 950, 970) are nice. I have a '92 930. Earlier ones are lugged, later tig welded. Mine's lugged.

They pop up now and then for not much $.
09-27-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,118
Posted By BFisher

You are in for one sweet machine, TriBiker19. ...

You are in for one sweet machine, TriBiker19.

Here's mine:
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Best of luck...
09-25-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,118
Posted By BFisher

Trying to upload some motivational photos for ya,...

Trying to upload some motivational photos for ya, but keep getting an alert.

I encourage you to see the Ironman build through. I built one last year as a gift to myself.

Started with a bare...
09-25-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,758
Posted By BFisher

nomadmax, Thank you for taking the time to...

nomadmax,

Thank you for taking the time to share those experiences. Great post!
09-25-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,964
Posted By BFisher

Because of the work of Sheldon Brown, at least...

Because of the work of Sheldon Brown, at least for me.

He didn't need to put all that knowledge out there for free. I am thankful.

So, despite my still limited knowledge, if and when I know...
09-09-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By BFisher

Between this place, Sheldon's site, and the rest...

Between this place, Sheldon's site, and the rest of the internet I'm good on bike maintenance and repair. The beauty of a bicycle is in its simplicity as a machine.

Shop mechanics exist for those...
09-09-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By BFisher

I'm all for upgrading to suit wants/needs, but if...

I'm all for upgrading to suit wants/needs, but if the ride was long overdue, and the bike has some sentimental value to it then I'm with Wildwood. Your "bikes" list shows a 10 speed Merckx. Maybe...
09-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By BFisher

The bars you have are most likely 25.4 where the...

The bars you have are most likely 25.4 where the stem clamps onto them. If so, then they will work with the stem you linked to.

I think Kurt may have been referring to the French AVA stem possibly...
09-03-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,984
Posted By BFisher

So far, this thread has been anything but toxic...

So far, this thread has been anything but toxic or bitter. It's actually been productive in a way.

Randy wants to make it more welcoming for new members. That's nice.

The ten post rule isn't...
09-02-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,984
Posted By BFisher

While it is a great place to do such a thing, and...

While it is a great place to do such a thing, and most members will readily assist in these situations, it isn't the sole purpose of the forum. If that is the only reason one cares to use it, then a...
09-02-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,984
Posted By BFisher

Newbie intolerant? I don't know about that. ...

Newbie intolerant? I don't know about that.

Ten posts seems like a really small price to pay for getting vetted. As has been pointed out, pics often go to a gallery and other members routinely do...
09-01-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,453
Posted By BFisher

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08-30-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,208
Posted By BFisher

Hey, nice Blackburn Workstand (have the same...

Hey, nice Blackburn Workstand (have the same one)!

Regarding the Michelin Pro 4 tires, I have most of my miles this year on a set of Pro 4 Endurance and really like the way they ride. Great tire!
08-29-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,800
Posted By BFisher

I've no experience with the Campy stuff you have,...

I've no experience with the Campy stuff you have, or with a Bianchi Forza for that matter.

If it is a bike you plan on riding a lot, I'd go brifters/9 speed. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,483
Posted By BFisher

Depends on the buyer, but I wouldn't pay anywhere...

Depends on the buyer, but I wouldn't pay anywhere near the asking price for that bike.
08-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,917
Posted By BFisher

I think about the consumer market as a whole, and...

I think about the consumer market as a whole, and would agree that most people don't know or even consider things like bearing adjustment, or lubrication. From a manufacturing standpoint, too tight...
08-23-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,882
Posted By BFisher

Always good to hear when reason and respect rule...

Always good to hear when reason and respect rule the outcome. I hope the frame works out for you in the end.
08-21-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,418
Posted By BFisher

Wikipedia has it that US spelling is "vise," and...

Wikipedia has it that US spelling is "vise," and British spelling is "vice."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vise

Ah, English language is fun. :rolleyes:
08-19-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,499
Posted By BFisher

"What's the danger of cranking up hills on a...

"What's the danger of cranking up hills on a really tall gears?"

Your buddies may get jealous because you're too much man.

Jealousy can be dangerous.
08-19-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By BFisher

Beasts! Absolute beasts! Cap's off,...

Beasts!

Absolute beasts!

Cap's off, and cheers!
08-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By BFisher

Sweet score! I've read good things about...

Sweet score!

I've read good things about these.

What tires are on there?
08-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,800
Posted By BFisher

Ah, Schwinn bashing - the old pastime. Lots...

Ah, Schwinn bashing - the old pastime.

Lots of people rode lots of Schwinns of all types many, many miles. They work fine. They may not be one's cup of tea, and we all have preferences, but they...
08-16-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By BFisher

Another big fan of pearl orange here. What a...

Another big fan of pearl orange here. What a fantastic color!
08-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,513
Posted By BFisher

I kind of agree with Mark, here. Options are...

I kind of agree with Mark, here.

Options are great and all, but I think the whole wide tire thing is a bit overblown. Don't get me wrong; everybody's got a preference. If you like wide, ride 'em...
08-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,930
Posted By BFisher

Hey, I have one of those... ...

Hey, I have one of those...

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Otto, the one-eyed cat

We rescued him from...
08-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By BFisher

Late 80s Puch Mistral Leader

I hesitated to create a thread for this bike as it's not really all that special. It's a mid-range model for sure. But, I have only seen two others like it online, and I did score it new in box. This...
08-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 982
Posted By BFisher

Prowler, yeah, we get the rock salt up here. With...

Prowler, yeah, we get the rock salt up here. With the way it is with school cancellations, they sometimes dump loads of it at the slightest threat of snow. We have a paved levee pathway here that's...
08-11-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 304,605
Posted By BFisher

Here's mine. '61 Schwinn with some changes. Puts...

Here's mine. '61 Schwinn with some changes. Puts a smile on my face.

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08-11-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,040
Posted By BFisher

There are many days when I miss zipping around in...

There are many days when I miss zipping around in this, despite its quirks:
...
08-06-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,136
Posted By BFisher

It really is subjective. The differences are so...

It really is subjective. The differences are so small that setup, consumable parts, and personal preference for feel can and will lead different riders to different choices/opinions. Experience is...
08-03-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,602
Posted By BFisher

Those are Cyclone LD-1600 shifters. ...

Those are Cyclone LD-1600 shifters.
VeloBase.com - Component: SunTour LD-1600, Cyclone (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=D5E0C2E7-E89F-42D5-A123-4E48648A162D&Enum=104&AbsPos=29)

They...
08-03-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,602
Posted By BFisher

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07-31-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,453
Posted By BFisher

I saw three blue heron, and three egrets today on...

I saw three blue heron, and three egrets today on my ride. Unfortunately they were too far away to get a good pic.

But that's not the best thing I saw.

The best thing I saw today wasn't a...
07-29-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,071
Posted By BFisher

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07-27-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,071
Posted By BFisher

Thanks! Getting that bike in good riding shape...

Thanks! Getting that bike in good riding shape was a long, frustrating process. There were some frame/fork issues. I have it tracking straight now, and can ride it hands free. The rear wheel is my...
07-25-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,773
Posted By BFisher

Hahahaha! Hey, sandals are all about...

Hahahaha!
Hey, sandals are all about convenience and comfort. I mean, come on. If I really cared about how I looked, I wouldn't wear lycra! :roflmao:
07-21-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 37,165
Posted By BFisher

I once had the privilege of enjoying great stout...

I once had the privilege of enjoying great stout (and whiskey) and traditional live Irish music at Teach Hiudai Beag at An Bun Beag, County Donegal....
07-18-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By BFisher

This stuff might be worth a try if looking for an...

This stuff might be worth a try if looking for an alternative to harsh solvents:
...
07-17-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,483
Posted By BFisher

You say you're sure there was no ill will on the...

You say you're sure there was no ill will on the part of the shop, so I'll take your word for it.

I do think they should do something to make this right. Hope it works out for you.
07-17-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,923
Posted By BFisher

One way to stop losing longer, detailed posts due...

One way to stop losing longer, detailed posts due to timing out is to highlight it and right click, then copy it.

That way you can just paste it back into the box if you time out.

I also have...
07-15-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,009
Posted By BFisher

This is magnificent.

This is magnificent.
07-14-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By BFisher

I had a similar situation a while back. ...

I had a similar situation a while back.

Sitting on a couple old bikes that weren't worth much, and would have been more effort than I cared to give to sell for anything.

I had my fun with them,...
07-13-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,208
Posted By BFisher

Just fenderized my Peugeot: ...

Just fenderized my Peugeot:

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Those are Wald fenders. I also swapped in a...
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