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04-20-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By riva

I prefer using my chain twisted and crossed up. ...

I prefer using my chain twisted and crossed up. Its an acquired taste.
04-09-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,049,292
Posted By riva

OOooh thank you. The peak of human civilization....

OOooh thank you. The peak of human civilization. 1987.
03-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14,333
Views: 3,195,972
Posted By riva

I think I actually prefer the ladies on a heavy...

I think I actually prefer the ladies on a heavy cruiser like those.. I think I have one of those ladies frames in my shed someplace.
02-27-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 108,403
Posted By riva

Its a fair point. I've had the same thing...

Its a fair point. I've had the same thing happen.. and worse. Pay daft prices get into daft situations.. be ready for it.
02-26-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 108,403
Posted By riva

I don't know how I find $8 tires. But I do. I...

I don't know how I find $8 tires. But I do. I guess you just have to hunt, and wait for a deal. Just like the guys who score cheap/free bikes. And buy multiple tires if there is a shipping fee to...
02-26-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By riva

Heads up, porkchop has a nice pink/red housing...

Heads up, porkchop has a nice pink/red housing overstock'd right now. I just put some on a bland grey color bike and it looks nice.
02-24-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 108,403
Posted By riva

My buddies run $8 vee 1 1/4" tires and they seem...

My buddies run $8 vee 1 1/4" tires and they seem fine with them... for you cheap bastards out there. Excuse me for you "frugal guys" out there.
02-21-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,913
Posted By riva

I think he means this.. Customer brings an old...

I think he means this.. Customer brings an old bike into the bike shop complaining about the "whippy frame" because the spokes are all loose. The bike shop tells the customer, "Oh your frame is worn...
02-18-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By riva

Hot pink 1988 styles.

Hot pink 1988 styles.
02-04-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,049,292
Posted By riva

You probably want a rigid metal jig going from...

You probably want a rigid metal jig going from flat sander pad to round clamp. Then if you do $10 sanders, you can toss them after they do the firey thing and fit a new one. Modifying the sander...
01-30-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,124
Posted By riva

I have an assist bike built from a 60's era...

I have an assist bike built from a 60's era frame. Not terribly powerful or quick but the assist is nice for towing kids up a grade. Which is why it got assist.

Generally I'm a fan of any type of...
01-30-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,333
Posted By riva

Bikes were looking pretty much the same shape for...

Bikes were looking pretty much the same shape for 100 years before I got my first stem shifted, reflectorized, dork disc'ed, foam gripped lawee 10 speed to freedom.

Maybe another 100 and they will...
01-29-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,665
Posted By riva

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/fuso_copy_38260d303146d5058621bd677da8438e4bbc760a.jpg

or visa versa.
01-28-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,665
Posted By riva

Lime green.

Lime green.
01-24-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,225
Posted By riva

I agree 35mm cams got past up a while back, but...

I agree 35mm cams got past up a while back, but the case for the good old days gets a little better as you get bigger on film size. The fine detail you can get with a good lens even on 6cm of film,...
01-23-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,225
Posted By riva

I shot stills in 120 through the early digital...

I shot stills in 120 through the early digital days. There was nothing digital short of 10's of thousands of dollars that could come close in res to a $80 beater 120 camera. These days you probably...
01-22-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,225
Posted By riva

One of my fave bikes was stolen from my dorm...

One of my fave bikes was stolen from my dorm room.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1220/camera_45_0b295a067835767f244ebddb6575c9c7923fe2ba.jpg
A yashica, agfa,...
01-22-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,225
Posted By riva

There is a parallel with bikes for me.. its...

There is a parallel with bikes for me.. its mostly 70's and 80's Japan built stuff. Both for bikes and cameras. And then one or two European ones.. for both. I think I might have more cameras than...
01-21-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,665
Posted By riva

Teal.

Teal.
01-20-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By riva

Genius.

Genius.
01-18-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,713
Posted By riva

Nice! I know right, soooo light. As any...

Nice!

I know right, soooo light. As any kids bike should be. If you can find a chromo frame just cold set it to 130. I found a junior 24 chromo frame, so they are out there. I think the fact...
01-17-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,026
Posted By riva

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/tandem7_befd0feb788433b0194402cd137143619c820a42.jpg

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01-16-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,026
Posted By riva

I'm so confused by the original post to this...

I'm so confused by the original post to this thead..
01-14-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,713
Posted By riva

That is very cool they specifically try to keep...

That is very cool they specifically try to keep the bikes light.. never heard of woom before.
01-14-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By riva

How anybody could go wrong with a $10 Azuki.. ...

How anybody could go wrong with a $10 Azuki.. IMO you did fine. At least in my area, having a low end beater is not necessarily a bad thing...it will still be there when you get back from whatever...
01-13-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,049,292
Posted By riva

Cavaletto accordo signet sport commuter and the...

Cavaletto accordo signet sport commuter and the others.. probably good $40 to $60 errand beaters. I see these things too, some of those low and mid tier models have paint that looks every bit as...
01-10-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,854
Posted By riva

Word.

Word.
01-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,236
Posted By riva

Right, what a boring hobby it would be if it were...

Right, what a boring hobby it would be if it were monolithic in style. The cool kids need us guys with the wack stuff, if everybody had the same cool stuff then it wouldn't be cool anymore. ...
01-10-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,236
Posted By riva

I just ran into this thread, but its a two way...

I just ran into this thread, but its a two way street though isn't it. Its true forums can be harsh, but on the flip side people need to have a thicker skin about what they like. If you like a style...
01-10-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,236
Posted By riva

I love turkey wings, stem shifters, dork discs,...

I love turkey wings, stem shifters, dork discs, reflectors, foam grips, $5 tires and 30lb steel frames.

That is all.
01-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,092
Posted By riva

I do mups so bad brakes. Already steam rolled an...

I do mups so bad brakes. Already steam rolled an erratic youth with one of my old tandems..
12-25-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,494
Posted By riva

Yes agree with your assessment, and I'm not sure...

Yes agree with your assessment, and I'm not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing.

Its kind of a bummer when things are so rare that they are priced out of reach of the people who want to enjoy...
12-20-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,084
Posted By riva

rent

rent
12-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,218
Posted By riva

Hot pink wrap.

Hot pink wrap.
12-19-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 44,756
Posted By riva

The way the used bike market is lately even the...

The way the used bike market is lately even the non-overlooked brands are a steal. It kind of doesn't matter that much if its overlooked or not. You're still paying a tiny fraction of what a brand...
12-19-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 44,756
Posted By riva

Its the same with non bicycle brands too. If a...

Its the same with non bicycle brands too. If a "critical mass" production number hasn't been reached then buyers don't actively seek out the stuff. Steals to be had.

Motorbikes, cars, bicycles,...
12-17-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,242
Posted By riva

https://www.treefortbikes.com/Vee-Tire-Co-700c-Wir...

https://www.treefortbikes.com/Vee-Tire-Co-700c-Wire-Bead-Smooth-Road-Tire

Vee's for $10.49 each.
12-15-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,840
Posted By riva

Agree its probably smarter to scrap it. Also...

Agree its probably smarter to scrap it.

Also agree with those who wouldn't scrap it. I'd probably not either. :P
12-13-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,977
Posted By riva

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-New-NOS-Shimano-Bicyc...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-New-NOS-Shimano-Bicycle-FF-System-INTEGER-II-Front-Freewheel-52-39-BB-Parts/184073860707

This is one the guys here.. for the cost something like this may be worth a...
12-13-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,049,292
Posted By riva

Never been in one, but I'd go pilot. Gut feels...

Never been in one, but I'd go pilot. Gut feels out the window and trust the numbers on the gauges. Let him burn down.
12-12-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By riva

I've always liked the old 700c type hybrids, rode...

I've always liked the old 700c type hybrids, rode one or two with 45mm tires. Had me scratching my head with the whole rigid 29er fad. Was like you know I've seen this someplace before..
12-12-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By riva

Everything that is old is new again. In...

Everything that is old is new again. In marketing.
12-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By riva

Right, remember since6 is running a tandem. More...

Right, remember since6 is running a tandem. More weight, more air!

I thought the FAAT tire bikes were intended for snow or sand. Only place I see those on the road though. What ever sells I...
12-11-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,049,292
Posted By riva

We're just guys on the web shooting the poop...

We're just guys on the web shooting the poop here.. if I've gotten it all wrong its not the first or last time. I'm allowed.

People wonder how bikes end up at the dump instead of listed in the...
12-10-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,977
Posted By riva

The old Shimano FFS crank sets can be had for...

The old Shimano FFS crank sets can be had for peanuts, but not going to work with every setup. They are out there though and in a few different BB standards. Probably too bodgey for a $2000 build but...
12-10-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,253
Posted By riva

Smart move is sell it to somebody who wants a...

Smart move is sell it to somebody who wants a fixed, take the bucks and buy something with gears... but knowing me I'd probably start screwing around with it and buying parts. +1 try to find a some...
12-09-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,049,292
Posted By riva

You know its something that you're not going to...

You know its something that you're not going to be satisfied with, but you order it anyway.

Wouldn't you rather clear things up from the git go? Poor schmuck hits a 2 instead of 3 and all of a...
12-09-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By riva

Buy the new bike you want.. keeping in mind your...

Buy the new bike you want.. keeping in mind your future plans to most likely sell your current bike. Probably. If you don't need it later.
12-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,049,292
Posted By riva

Ebay has a built in shipping estimator. Which...

Ebay has a built in shipping estimator. Which sometimes gets it wrong either on its own or because the seller inputs dimensions wrong..

I like to verity with the seller by PM that a shipping price...
12-06-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,267
Posted By riva

I also do agree the ID and all that requested in...

I also do agree the ID and all that requested in the OP's orginal post is too much. I would have just called by phone and figured something out. Paypal or whatever else.

Personally only ever had a...
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