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07-06-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Bad Lag

Is this a veiled advertisement?

Is this a veiled advertisement?
06-22-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
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: 483
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.
06-19-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,386
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: 2,386
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: 2,386
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...
06-08-22, 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...
06-04-22, 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..
05-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
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!
05-17-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By Bad Lag

You'll have a better selection of tires in 700C...

You'll have a better selection of tires in 700C than you will in 27".
05-16-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bad Lag

8 speed Shimano Alfine and shifters; Brooks...

8 speed Shimano Alfine and shifters; Brooks saddle; North Roads bars. I think you will like it.

...
05-01-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Bad Lag

The tire with broken cords is now trash. If you...

The tire with broken cords is now trash. If you try to patch the inside. patch the outside, too. Symmetry is a good thing for repairs like that.

The tire with delaminated and cracked rubber but...
04-29-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bad Lag

I restored mine to its original 5 speed...

I restored mine to its original 5 speed configuration. It is 14-24T in the rear and 42/52T up front. It has a Regina Oro chain and Nuovo Record derailleurs. It is very functional for me where I...
04-27-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,259
Posted By Bad Lag

WOW! On all these bikes being posted. Whether it...

WOW! On all these bikes being posted. Whether it is the age of the bikes, recognizing what use to be available off the rack; or the craftsman's skill and artistry,...just WOW.
04-24-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bad Lag

Could not read the wall of text above, so here it...

Could not read the wall of text above, so here it is with a few paragraph added. It was worth the effort and is worth reading:


Here is a brief history of bike tire rolling resistance from my...
04-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bad Lag

What was of interest to me, was the rolling...

What was of interest to me, was the rolling resistance difference between latex and butyl tubes - latex was a lot lower than butyl.

Now, think of the extra time spent pumping them up before every...
04-20-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By Bad Lag

No, this drive would propel you forward using our...

No, this drive would propel you forward using our normal clockwise pedaling motion (as viewed from the drive side, of course).
04-08-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,844
Posted By Bad Lag

Forget about the bikes. It's the riding that's...

Forget about the bikes. It's the riding that's important.
04-06-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,573
Posted By Bad Lag

Let's just say, on race day, you want to draft...

Let's just say, on race day, you want to draft me. :)
04-05-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,573
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm going to say it. You're not going to like it....

I'm going to say it. You're not going to like it. Nonetheless, in my experience, that marketing material "stuff" posted by Verktyg is all a bunch of quasi-scientific BS. I will explain why I say...
04-03-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Bad Lag

Almost certainly, the OP is shifting "hard", that...

Almost certainly, the OP is shifting "hard", that is, fast. The faster you shift, the more force imparted. The more force, the more wear.

Even with an indexed shifter, finesse the shift, be...
04-02-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Bad Lag

What kind of wear are you seeing that it is a...

What kind of wear are you seeing that it is a concern?

Finesse it. It is not a power shift.
03-31-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Bad Lag

If it is the spider and not the chain ring, you...

If it is the spider and not the chain ring, you could consider using a shim to make the mounting surface co-planar (eliminate the wobble).
03-27-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,515
Posted By Bad Lag

I'd say this is a mistake. The route isn't...

I'd say this is a mistake. The route isn't wilderness, but water is LIFE. How about a Camelback, too. They come in all sizes and shapes, including fanny pack and large and small back pack styles.
...
03-26-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Bad Lag

Soft paint is almost certainly rattle can paint. ...

Soft paint is almost certainly rattle can paint.

It is almost certainly NOT original paint unless it has been exposed to some sort of chemical vapors or other damage.

Try baking the frame. ...
03-25-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,129
Posted By Bad Lag

My bike has a flat crown, It's nicely done but...

My bike has a flat crown, It's nicely done but nothing to write home about. I believe it is a Vagner DP+ (second from the left).

My favorite is the older style Cinelli-style, fully-sloping crown...
03-25-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Bad Lag

This is a useless, technical correction - ...

This is a useless, technical correction -

The MA-2 is a rim not a tire. You might refer to them as MA-2 wheels or wheels with MA-2 rims but there is no way they are MA-2 tires. Tires are rubber...
03-25-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bad Lag

LOL! Grade and length is everything. I can...

LOL!

Grade and length is everything. I can do the high altitude climbs in my flat lander gearing because it is a uniform grade.

Catskills wouldn't even qualify as foothills around here. But...
03-25-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,397
Posted By Bad Lag

Start out knowing what is wrong. What if the...

Start out knowing what is wrong. What if the upper edge of the lower head lug is brazed but just under-filled ? Jumping to the conclusion you have to do anything may be a mistake.

Is the...
03-25-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bad Lag

An easy route out west - Starts at 5200 ft...

An easy route out west -

Starts at 5200 ft rising to 6200 feet in 4 miles. The air is thin but dry and usually cool but can be down-right hot and dry mid-day.

Another western road ride -
...
03-24-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By Bad Lag

Get it fixed. It will be worth it.

Get it fixed. It will be worth it.
03-24-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bad Lag

I use a Deore XT from a mountain bike as my rear...

I use a Deore XT from a mountain bike as my rear derailleur when the large-cog freewheel is installed.

I keep the freewheel, the chain, the derailleur and its shifter cable in a small cardboard...
03-21-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bad Lag

The 42T front ring is fine. Buy an Ultra-6...

The 42T front ring is fine.

Buy an Ultra-6 freewheel in the 14-34T version, or something similar.

Get a wide range (long cage) rear derailleur. Even if intended for a mountain bike, it will...
03-21-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By Bad Lag

No, the back one is correct. It is the front one...

No, the back one is correct. It is the front one that is installed backwards.
03-13-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By Bad Lag

I've used a pair of Pro-Ace since the mid-1970's....

I've used a pair of Pro-Ace since the mid-1970's.

A most excellent pedal - use them with confidence and pride.
03-13-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bad Lag

VELOX, simple black rubber, great quality,...

VELOX, simple black rubber, great quality, period-correct.

...
03-11-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Bad Lag

Crikey! Would you look at that. What a...

Crikey! Would you look at that.

What a great bike. Congratulations.
03-09-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Bad Lag

Chuckk, that is the story of my life. :-)

Chuckk, that is the story of my life. :-)
03-06-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Bad Lag

I Had a Flat :-(

It was the second flat tire I've had since installing latex tubes. I'd gone for years without a flat while using butyl tubes.

I thought I'd try the latex tubes as a way to either shed some weight...
02-16-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,378
Posted By Bad Lag

Paint, flat black paint is what you seek. :-)

Paint, flat black paint is what you seek. :-)
02-16-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,378
Posted By Bad Lag

Great work! Even looks good. To me, it...

Great work! Even looks good.

To me, it looked as though the crack went all the way thru the outer shell. Apparently, I assumed too much. That the shell was still in one piece (or could be made...
02-14-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,378
Posted By Bad Lag

$550!, Ouch! I have no idea of your level of...

$550!, Ouch!

I have no idea of your level of experience designing and using fiber laminates and epoxy resins. These are my thoughts on the matter.

1. Don't forget to put doublers (plies of...
02-13-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,378
Posted By Bad Lag

It's trashed. Really, it is ready for the bin. ...

It's trashed. Really, it is ready for the bin. Buy a new saddle.

It could be rebuilt as a hobby project but it would be a lot of work.
02-13-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Bad Lag

Last time I visited, Linn's Fruit Bin Restaurant...

Last time I visited, Linn's Fruit Bin Restaurant in Cambria, CA had several seriously cool, C&V bikes hanging from the ceiling over one dining area. There were also C&V photos on the walls with some...
02-11-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Bad Lag

Make some and bring them to market.

Make some and bring them to market.
01-27-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Bad Lag

Very Classic & Vintage

Here's a link to a story of one of the pioneers of the bicycle industry. It is someone I'd never before heard of and might have been a contemporary of the Wright Bros, or more likely a predecessor.
...
01-23-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By Bad Lag

Help me out here because I don't get it. What's...

Help me out here because I don't get it. What's the appeal?

I bet it weighs 50 pounds. I've heard those rod brakes function poorly.
It has all sorts of sheet metal brackets that are clamped to...
01-16-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bad Lag

These bikes are grossly under-appreciated...

These bikes are grossly under-appreciated (non-suspension mountain bikes with good quality tubing, construction and components).

They are almost bullet-proof, ride comfortably, can do anything and...
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