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07-06-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Bad Lag

Is this a veiled advertisement?

Is this a veiled advertisement?
07-03-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Bad Lag

No matter who made it, that is a nice frame and...

No matter who made it, that is a nice frame and is worthy of paint and a rebuild.
07-03-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bad Lag

Good point, aluminum is also subject to sudden...

Good point, aluminum is also subject to sudden failure. There's a reason they were called, The Death Fork". I once had a "Death Stem", too.

I once had an aluminum stem snap clean off with no prior...
07-01-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bad Lag

It would be much simpler to fabricate a graphite...

It would be much simpler to fabricate a graphite fiber fork that is straight, even though it tapers, than one that is curved.

You can design the layup* to provide the stiffness (springiness) you...
07-01-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bad Lag

... that uses the inexpensive, conventional lugs...

... that uses the inexpensive, conventional lugs the maker already had (no custom lugs required).
06-30-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By Bad Lag

It seems the OP has already solved his problem. ...

It seems the OP has already solved his problem.

I was going to suggest an option to epoxy-bond a clamp stop to the bottom of the down tube. That is, bond a small piece of metal in place. Brass,...
06-29-22, 12:20 AM
06-29-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 781
Posted By Bad Lag

The best cinnamon rolls I've ever had, no other...

The best cinnamon rolls I've ever had, no other is close, were served at The Ballard Inn. It is in Los Olivos, CA, just north of Solvang (if you know where that is).
06-29-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 781
Posted By Bad Lag

Look, there are RULES to this thing. You...

Look, there are RULES to this thing.

You simply cannot post about their cinnamon rolls, post a display case and then NOT show us the cinnamon rolls.
06-25-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By Bad Lag

What are you doing with the silicone?

What are you doing with the silicone?
06-22-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Bad Lag

Components tell you nothing reliable about the...

Components tell you nothing reliable about the vintage of the frame.

It's a nice bike. How's it ride with that upright riding position?

What is up with that stem, it seems so "acute"?
06-22-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Bad Lag

You need a few lessons in structural design. ...

You need a few lessons in structural design.

The more you ride it, the more heavily you load it (including its own weight), the better your structural design has to be.
06-21-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bad Lag

I wear mountain biking shorts. They are a...

I wear mountain biking shorts. They are a slippery nylon shell with some padding in the crotch.

I gave up on Lycra a long time ago.

Street shorts work but they tend to get sticky when damp...
06-20-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

It is a good idea, though. I was absolutely...

It is a good idea, though.

I was absolutely STUNNED! by the price for chain ring bolts - $140 for a set of 5. Yeah, that's right, you know, those little allen wrench goodies that hold the chain...
06-19-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

Thank you for the help. I saw those. I only buy...

Thank you for the help. I saw those. I only buy through regular retail outlets, not even ebay qualifies.
06-19-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

The TA rings were delivered yesterday. The...

The TA rings were delivered yesterday.

The Campy rings would be for originality.
06-18-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

Oh my!, I searched and searched and asked here...

Oh my!, I searched and searched and asked here several times and never found that site. The prices for some of their stuff is eye wateringly high but they have the parts. They have NOS Campagnolo...
06-16-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 721
Posted By Bad Lag

Ce n'est pas la fin. Ça ne fait que commencer. ...

Ce n'est pas la fin. Ça ne fait que commencer.

(It's not the end. It's just starting.)
06-15-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

Still, nothing is a bigger killer than not being...

Still, nothing is a bigger killer than not being able to ride because components are worn out.

I don't ebay at all and there are very few 144 BCD options available out there. Because there may be...
06-15-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

The placement of the little stud relative to the...

The placement of the little stud relative to the counter sinks is what got me wondering about this. I believe the stud is supposed to prevent trapping the chain against the crank arm. As shown, it...
06-14-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By Bad Lag

I went to their web site and saw the bikes. ...

I went to their web site and saw the bikes.

I've been to the site many times before but only for the shoes, never noticing the bikes.
06-14-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bad Lag

The thread is not about chest thumping, I ride...

The thread is not about chest thumping, I ride more than you, and comparing mileage tallies.

It's about what you use, and why.
06-14-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

They look nice. What's not clear to me from the...

They look nice. What's not clear to me from the web site is how I order inner and outer rings.
06-14-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Bad Lag

A New One On Me = Broken Toe Clip

As I started away from a red light, my toe clip dragged on the pavement. I try to avoid that but it's not terribly unusual. The thing is, the toe clip broke. It snapped clean-off right where the two...
06-14-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Bad Lag

Steel rims = trash Stainless double butted...

Steel rims = trash

Stainless double butted spokes = save or disassemble wheels.

High quality, UNDAMAGED rims = save


Perhaps, the thing to do is disassemble the valuable wheels. Using a...
06-14-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By Bad Lag

The DETTO part is clear, but does the "P"...

The DETTO part is clear, but does the "P" actually stand for Pietro? Did Detto Pietro, the shoe maker, also sell a brand of bicycles, or is this a different Peter?
06-13-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By Bad Lag

159 feet per second is equal to 108.4 mph!

159 feet per second is equal to 108.4 mph!
06-12-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bad Lag

@cyccommute...

@cyccommute (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/cyccommute-21724.html) , thanks for your inputs to this thread. Those are significant contributions, clarifying erroneous info picked up over the years...
06-10-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bad Lag

Very interesting discussion here, no? The thread...

Very interesting discussion here, no? The thread topic was lube but the more important discussion is about the pre-lube solvent cleaning.

I used ethanol-free, 50:1 pre-mixed gasoline (gas : oil)...
06-09-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bad Lag

In thinking about this thread, I knew it had to...

In thinking about this thread, I knew it had to be a hand size/reach problem. At least, that was all I could come up with. I have big hands, so it's not an issue for me.

In the photo, the cable...
06-08-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bad Lag

My brakes will skid the tires if I wanted to do...

My brakes will skid the tires if I wanted to do so. Not just the rear but they can probably skid the front tire, as well. Certainly they are strong enough to throw you over the handlebars, if you...
06-08-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bad Lag

I just don't understand this at all. I've...

I just don't understand this at all.

I've never had trouble with Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes. They stop the bike. They are easy to modulate if you want to slow or decrease your rate of...
06-08-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By Bad Lag

I have the older version of THESE for THOSE - ...

I have the older version of THESE for THOSE -


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But you do have to remove the...
06-07-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bad Lag

ty Thanks to everyone.

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Thanks to everyone.
06-07-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bad Lag

On one visit, I stood there are read the labels...

On one visit, I stood there are read the labels on all the different solvents offered at Home Depot. There were lots of different names on the cans but the ingredients all said "Acetone".

Still,...
06-06-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bad Lag

Chain Lube

What do you use for lubricating your chain and why do you use that product (over the others available)?

I have been using White Lightning for the last few years. I liked it because it seemed to...
06-04-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Bad Lag

$50 back then was unobtainable. Only rich...

$50 back then was unobtainable.

Only rich kids had Schwinn Sting Rays and there weren't many of those around..
06-02-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

For better or worse, I ordered one of these: KMC...

For better or worse, I ordered one of these: KMC X8.99/X8 Bicycle Chain (1/2 x 3/32-Inch, 116L, Silver). Perhaps I should order a different one, of some other type, in case this one just rots.

I...
06-02-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

So, any 3/32 X 1/2" chain? Tell me about...

So, any 3/32 X 1/2" chain?

Tell me about chain flexibility and its effect on shifting. I'm assuming you mean lateral flexibility as tensile flexibility is nil (hopefully).

If I'm using a 5...
06-02-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bad Lag

It's been almost a year since I originally posted...

It's been almost a year since I originally posted this question but I finally ordered some chainrings.

I did some cleaning and maintenance last weekend and was reminded of the wear on the old...
05-31-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Bad Lag

Thank you for the help. BTW, I also have the...

Thank you for the help.

BTW, I also have the Sylvan pedals, so it will get used there, too.
05-31-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Bad Lag

Removing Pedal Caps - Nuovo Record Pedals

How is this done? It seems Campagnolo used to make a tool to do it but I don't see one for sale through normal retail sales channels (non-ebay).

I checked Park Tools but they do not have one.
...
05-30-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By Bad Lag

+1 Plus, if that tube has rusted through you...

+1

Plus, if that tube has rusted through you have to ask yourself, what is the internal condition of the others?
05-30-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,022
Posted By Bad Lag

That there is a gen-u-ine gas pipe special from...

That there is a gen-u-ine gas pipe special from the early 70's bike boom.

That it has 27" wheels means to me it is later into the boom era (70's). A lot of '68-'69 bikes still had 26 X 1 3/8...
05-29-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Bad Lag

Has anyone tried to polish the "chrome" paint...

Has anyone tried to polish the "chrome" paint after spraying and cover the polished "chrome" with clear coat?
05-26-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By Bad Lag

Now, that is just NOT VERY NICE! I mean, what...

Now, that is just NOT VERY NICE! I mean, what exactly are you trying to do with that, drive us NUTZ?



When my Campy crank extractor broke, I was devastated. I replaced it with a Park Tools...
05-22-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bad Lag

smontanaro, remember the KISS principle. ...

smontanaro, remember the KISS principle.

Keep it simple, stupid.

How about this:
"Custom build, paint, decals
.......by smontanaro"

That's two lines of small font on and aligned with the...
05-22-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Bad Lag

You have it. Take it for a ride. Tell us about...

You have it. Take it for a ride. Tell us about it.
05-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bad Lag

I've had my Brooks Pro for almost 50 years and it...

I've had my Brooks Pro for almost 50 years and it FINALLY getting broken in. Longer than a Brooks,..., a multi-generational break in period. ;-)
05-20-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By Bad Lag

That quick release seat post clamp has got to GO!

That quick release seat post clamp has got to GO!
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