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09-25-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 810
Posted By conspiratemus1

Linseed oil might work, too, if you wanted to...

Linseed oil might work, too, if you wanted to stay in steampunk mode. But not for waffles.

This repurposing of household products recalls a line from a song made famous (sort of) in 1970? by a...
09-25-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 810
Posted By ShannonM

I propose the word "factlet" for the...

I propose the word "factlet" for the trivial-true-thing definition of "factoid." Short, easy to say and spell, preserves a distinction that's worth preserving, and it's cute and little, just like the...
09-24-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By P!N20

...when dropout screws are a legitimate topic for...

...when dropout screws are a legitimate topic for debate.
09-23-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 810
Posted By conspiratemus1

Beeswax (in North America at least) actually is a...

Beeswax (in North America at least) actually is a high-tech product in that it required ocean-capable ships, the apex of Enlightenment-era industrial prowess, to bring honey bees to the New World. ...
09-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 810
Posted By conspiratemus1

Believe it or not, theadlocker was one of those...

Believe it or not, theadlocker was one of those great American products that was not available in Canada before the first free-trade agreement in 1988. Before that we used congealed maple syrup and...
09-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is...

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is definitely no pig. On big framed touring bikes I much prefer straight gauge tubing. The butted tubing loaded tourers are too flexible for me. Cantilevers...
09-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 758
Posted By sheddle

It's getting more and more italicized. Experts...

It's getting more and more italicized. Experts believe that by 2050 the Dura Ace logo will be an infinitely long straight line.
09-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 617
Posted By rosefarts

I have a super long black Bontrager SSR seatpost....

I have a super long black Bontrager SSR seatpost. Two bolt clamp.

Postage and it's yours.

Confirmed to fit an Ironman.

Since you are a little shy on workshop, give me a length estimate and...
09-21-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,252
Posted By sheddle

heyoo your friend is crashing here can you pick...

heyoo your friend is crashing here can you pick him up

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09-19-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,252
Posted By branko_76

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat...

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat with a desk chair, transported the victim and murder weapon on your bike to a remote area but you forgot where, and burned all of the evidence......or...
09-18-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By nomadmax

Let's get the Trek that was rebranded as a Masi...

Let's get the Trek that was rebranded as a Masi from Breaking Away; that'd be a good test ;)
09-16-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

A hipster and his money are soon parted.

A hipster and his money are soon parted.
09-16-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By Manny66

They should rename their business to something...

They should rename their business to something more Hip and Cool and Retro, , like , "Caveat Emptor ".
09-16-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Ferrouscious

Now that you [/mention] it...

Now that you [/mention] it...
09-16-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By dunkleosteus

Haha, those were some amusing builds. Well...

Haha, those were some amusing builds. Well there's some very rich people who roll through Aspen on the regular. I can imagine some of them buying these bikes. Money can't buy taste, as they say.
...
09-15-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By SurferRosa

Ego!

Ego!
09-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Dfrost

For C&V bike scientists everywhere, I conducted...

For C&V bike scientists everywhere, I conducted an experiment with my Dia-Compe G brazed post centerpull, entirely removing one spring.
...
09-12-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 553
Posted By P!N20

The trouble is all the houses in Athena Pl and...

The trouble is all the houses in Athena Pl and Chorus Rd look the same.
09-12-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Salamandrine

So these have adjustable spring mounting plates?...

So these have adjustable spring mounting plates? It looks like it in the picture. I haven't worked on one for 35 years. I forgot. If so that makes centering adjustment much easier.
09-12-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By Cougrrcj

How about using a strap wrench? ...

How about using a strap wrench?
...
09-09-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By alcjphil

Only hitch with interrupter levers is that you...

Only hitch with interrupter levers is that you have to use aero type brake levers that route the brake cable under the bar tape. However they are far superior to the extension levers
09-04-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Cool stag porn

Cool stag porn
09-03-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,978
Posted By Kabuki12

Stop making sense, Life during war time.:lol:

Stop making sense, Life during war time.:lol:
09-03-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By merziac

"interesting" would be a gracious assessment....

"interesting" would be a gracious assessment. ;)
09-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By robertj298

This would be me on my bike lol

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08-31-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,978
Posted By Cougrrcj

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08-29-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Darth Lefty

They tried a lot of things back then, and the...

They tried a lot of things back then, and the best you can say about that is... it was one of them
08-27-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,044
Posted By francophile

There's a potential cultural element here as...

There's a potential cultural element here as well, tied to region. But I know people from one region may not be as sensitive as those to others. per Wikipedia:

A cotter is a pin or wedge passing...
08-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By dunrobin

Saying goodbye to an old friend

In 1990 after having a new Miele road bike and ritchey mtb stolen I bought this bike new from a cycle path in Toronto. It was nothing special, some exage gears and a ubrake in the back. I had many...
08-27-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By FlemmingM

Something like this? :) ...

Something like this? :)
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08-26-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,739
Posted By rjhammett

I would remove a 1mm spacer from each side of the...

I would remove a 1mm spacer from each side of the hub and slide it right in.
08-25-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,212,993
Posted By WGB

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/94211988...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/942119889573475
Photo looks like something the cops found when they raided the home of Hannibal Lector.

"Did you like to bicycle when you were little...
08-25-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58,212
Views: 8,503,536
Posted By bOsscO

Yeah well, that's like, just your opinion man. ...

Yeah well, that's like, just your opinion man.
Based on the frame/fork colour I think this is a 1990 Fusion. Original RM catalogue here;...
08-24-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By gugie

You were lucky! You had dirt!

You were lucky! You had dirt!
08-24-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By ascherer

Ah, we dreamt of having twine. And we had to give...

Ah, we dreamt of having twine. And we had to give all our sticks and mud to the shop owner for the privilege of learning a trade.
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By natloz

Some call it being at the right place at the...

Some call it being at the right place at the right time!
08-24-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By Last ride 76

Nice rack baby,,,

Nice rack baby,,,
08-23-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,212,993
Posted By machinist42

"Ride As Is"?

Vintage Italian Italvega frame w/ lots of Campagnolo parts - $500 (Carrboro)Posted 2020-08-23 17:41

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08-23-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,212,993
Posted By xiaoman1

Call the "Fugitive", I am sure he will be...

Call the "Fugitive", I am sure he will be interested in contacting the seller. :innocent:
Post 3000, never thought I would be there this soon,
Ben
08-21-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By satbuilder

Wonder what response I'd get with a Molteni...

Wonder what response I'd get with a Molteni orange Colnago
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Deepcherry

Yeah its quite cosmopolitan this area, as it is...

Yeah its quite cosmopolitan this area, as it is an important yachting centre.
There is plenty of personal traffic between Caribbean and Mediterranean, so interesting things often pop up.
08-20-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,212,993
Posted By Charliekeet

In cyclist Hell, everybody rides this bike, just...

In cyclist Hell, everybody rides this bike, just like this:...
08-20-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By DanielC94

Thank you everyone for the insight and for...

Thank you everyone for the insight and for helping me learn more about the bike and for giving me new ways to better identify the bike's quality!

I've ultimately decided to donate the bike to a...
08-19-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,402
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if I've given anyone the impression I...

.
...if I've given anyone the impression I don't appreciate these plastic carbon fiber reinforced wonder machines, I'd like to correct that impression.Half the high end steel bikes in my garage are...
08-19-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,212,993
Posted By hazetguy

I would love to find a nice, clean Firenze...

I would love to find a nice, clean Firenze locally, particularly an mtb version.

and don't call me Shirley.
08-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,402
Posted By bikemig

Quality old steel frames were hand made. To my...

Quality old steel frames were hand made. To my mind that gives them a cachet that robot made bikes lack.
08-18-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,402
Posted By iab

Damn worthless kids. Get off my lawn!

Damn worthless kids. Get off my lawn!
08-17-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,402
Posted By Salamandrine

The carbon fiber will be OK. The plastic that's...

The carbon fiber will be OK. The plastic that's holding it together, probably not. Depends.

Carbon fiber would last a lot longer if they made it out of aluminum.
08-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,613
Posted By cuda2k

Bringing this thread back rather than making a...

Bringing this thread back rather than making a new one - to anyone who saw VeloBase down today, it's back and running. That was my doing as I was deploying the first new build in probably 3-4 years....
08-17-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,969
Posted By Bill in VA

I have just 2 bikes now. One is vintage 1973...

I have just 2 bikes now. One is vintage 1973 French Peugeot UO-8, the other is a 2016 Bianchi Volpe. Both are steel. A 1973 Fuji has probably gone to eBay part out heaven.

Tires have gotten far...
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