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07-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 361
Posted By Phil_gretz

Good clarification, Bill. There's a data field...

Good clarification, Bill. There's a data field that can include the S/N, but CL will not prevent a listing if this field is blank. I see no reason why I wouldn't include it, as it can verify my...
07-09-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By Phil_gretz

Post #2...

Post #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) answered this question correctly and to the point. Post #5...
07-08-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why can't someone in charge just tell us what...

Why can't someone in charge just tell us what saddle we must use?
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Phil_gretz

Reigning world champions may wear the stripes on...

Reigning world champions may wear the stripes on their jerseys. National champions wear the stripes that signify their country.

The UCI owns the rights to these world champion stripes. For a...
07-06-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,442
Posted By Phil_gretz

Try dealing with 50 years of quill stems and...

Try dealing with 50 years of quill stems and handlebars. Modern stuff (threadless stems with faceplates) are easy by comparison.

I'm working on an 1987 Schwinn Circuit. It comes with Cinelli...
07-03-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,402
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you have a working bike that you enjoy, then...

If you have a working bike that you enjoy, then you do not need to buy a bike now. Remember, second or third bicycles are non-necessity luxury items, for your entertainment and enjoyment. Paying a...
07-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,018
Posted By Phil_gretz

Other - steel touring bike. You left that off...

Other - steel touring bike. You left that off of the survey. Why?
06-30-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,350
Posted By Phil_gretz

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia,...

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia, Maryland and the District. Also in North Carolina. The bicyclist is responsible for his own safety. Do not ride in the door zone. If you must, then...
06-30-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,599
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've ridden clipless since the early 1990s. I...

I've ridden clipless since the early 1990s. I know that their use makes a substantial difference in my riding. Aside from beach cruisers rented while on vacation, I never, ever ride bikes without...
06-29-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,419
Posted By Phil_gretz

At least the OP wasn't passed by some old bearded...

At least the OP wasn't passed by some old bearded weirdo on a recumbent, sporting basketball shorts and a Grateful Dead tee shirt...
06-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Phil_gretz

Be glad that you didn't order from China via...

Be glad that you didn't order from China via AliExpress. Some orders placed in March are just now delivering.
06-23-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Phil_gretz

Could also be the limiting factor...

Could also be the limiting factor...
06-23-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Phil_gretz

This Thread Should Move to Mechanics sub-forum...

...nevertheless, I'll persist.

BR-5800s are excellent calipers. Great. So, please provide a photo that shows the cable run from where it exits the rear stop or rear exit of the top tube to...
06-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wow. Cool rant, bra. I'm surprised that you...

Wow. Cool rant, bra. I'm surprised that you didn't mention human trafficking in person, and the evils of capitalism.
06-17-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,125
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's not a "they", but rather a "we". I try to...

It's not a "they", but rather a "we". I try to defer to her needs. We ride in groups only a handful of times annually. So, at traffic lights or other natural stops...
06-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,125
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a good discussion. My wife is a strong and...

It's a good discussion. My wife is a strong and experienced road rider. But she does not drink while moving. She believes that it's an unnecessary risk. I've never understood this, but I keep my trap...
06-16-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By Phil_gretz

NO!!! Not on painted surfaces. This is for...

NO!!!

Not on painted surfaces. This is for metals. Metals, like aluminum and chrome.

There are other products for paint.

The OP needs to arrest the rust surrounding the bottom bracket...
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06-16-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I enjoy spam calls. We try to keep...

My wife and I enjoy spam calls. We try to keep the caller on the line as long as possible, engaging in the most inane conversations.

Once my wife was stringing along scammers who wanted money to...
06-16-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Phil_gretz

tl:dr I'm not sure what your question even...

tl:dr

I'm not sure what your question even was. My answer is that your time is your own. You can do whatever you want.

None of the described bikes would be of any interest to me, as that...
06-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 808
Posted By Phil_gretz

Oh puh-leeeze...

Oh puh-leeeze...
06-10-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By Phil_gretz

1) Cost - it isn't cost effective to remove and...

1) Cost - it isn't cost effective to remove and replace the brake and shift controls, recabling the shifters and likely the brake levers, replacing the stem, replacing the handlebar and adding grips...
06-10-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've been toying with the idea of getting banned....

I've been toying with the idea of getting banned. It would give me a story to tell my internet grandchildren one day...
06-09-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By Phil_gretz

You had me at, "...rust oozing through the...

You had me at, "...rust oozing through the paint...". Keep the Specialized.
06-08-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By Phil_gretz

It looks like I really did miss your point. ...

It looks like I really did miss your point. Then, I agree. Generally, non-electric shifting road bikes with disc brakes would serve him well.

I don't hate the LHT at all. But I do know it well...
06-08-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Phil_gretz

While I might normally scoff at this type of...

While I might normally scoff at this type of product, I can see a useful application. In high winter winds, let's say ~20mph and temperatures at or below freezing, your eyes can really dry out or...
06-08-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By Phil_gretz

Just because one can ride it all day doesn't mean...

Just because one can ride it all day doesn't mean that one should ride it at all. Unless fully loaded, the LHT offers a dead, depressingly uninspired ride. Ugh.

There are a lot of great riding...
06-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By Phil_gretz

Movies can be very instructive. These goggles...

Movies can be very instructive. These goggles apparently have marvelous radiation protection...

...
06-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's disappointing that we get so entangled with...

It's disappointing that we get so entangled with minutiae that the OP, DC City Hauler, cannot get a simple clear answer to his question, which was how to understand frame size (first) and how that...
06-03-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,581
Posted By Phil_gretz

By virtue of asking this question, you're part of...

By virtue of asking this question, you're part of the way toward good etiquette. Remember the golden rule, to treat others as you yourself would wish to be treated.

1. Be aware, look when...
06-01-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,718
Posted By Phil_gretz

Motobecanes were common...

...during the bike boom of the 1970s. I rode a heavily upgraded Mirage Sport in the 1980s that wasn't a bad ride considering its humble tube set. Since, I've owned an '82 Jubile Sport (fabulously...
06-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Phil_gretz

Measure Yourself, Use a Fit Calculator

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp

You don't really want to know "frame size" at all. What you want is a set of frame measurements that you can use to compare...
05-28-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Phil_gretz

We'd really have to see a broadside photo of you...

We'd really have to see a broadside photo of you while on the bike riding. Maybe while connected to a stationary trainer?

You're young, which is an advantage. Fit may be an issue, particularly...
05-28-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,064
Posted By Phil_gretz

Great news! I'm in Alexandria, ride the same...

Great news! I'm in Alexandria, ride the same size, and can help you check out the mechanics on any bike you're considering. Prices have been creeping up, but there have been some really nice bikes...
05-27-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,588
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm sure that you didn't mean "mad" at them, but...

I'm sure that you didn't mean "mad" at them, but rather "disappointed" that this type of error crept through.

As to "common miss", this type of issue is uncommon. First, the through axle is more...
05-27-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this, exactly. You're finding what the right...

^ this, exactly. You're finding what the right position is for you on that particular bike. The two-bolt posts give you very fine control over saddle pitch.
05-22-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,581
Posted By Phil_gretz

I get where you're coming from, and normally, I'd...

I get where you're coming from, and normally, I'd agree completely.

But no, I never saw any mention of a gun. At this point, I can find no references by the OP to any gun.

In fact, I'll double...
05-22-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Phil_gretz

You probably should edit this post to provide a...

You probably should edit this post to provide a key on what the "->" notation means. I take it to mean that the lesser is first, and then as each list proceeds rightward, you move to the greater. ...
05-22-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,961
Posted By Phil_gretz

Their are so many bikes on Craigslist, Facebook...

Their are so many bikes on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and other local sites right now, that I think that we'll scrape by somehow.

A shortage of bikes has never been my problem...
05-21-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,961
Posted By Phil_gretz

Even though it's been said again and again on the...

Even though it's been said again and again on the Bike Forums, I guess that this needs repeating...[sigh]

Even though you get to customize, it's always cheaper to buy the complete bear that you...
05-21-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By Phil_gretz

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

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05-20-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By Phil_gretz

Did you get her phone number?

Did you get her phone number?
05-19-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,433
Posted By Phil_gretz

We need the television to explain things that are...

We need the television to explain things that are within the grasp of simple common sense? There is no hope...
05-18-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ these are good suggestions, but you'll have to...

^ these are good suggestions, but you'll have to try out a few bikes to see what grabs you. $1000 should be enough if you shop carefully. I'm guessing that you don't have bike shops open in your...
05-18-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is available in a jersey now...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/461x610/breaking_away_now_e0f00020ba8483f6f3f42adb431cf63f3dca5c3d.jpg
#notpretentious...
05-15-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By Phil_gretz

^Not necessarily. The CatEye products allow you...

^Not necessarily. The CatEye products allow you to select bike #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) and bike #2...
05-15-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree. It's an odd request. Want to show a...

I agree. It's an odd request. Want to show a school affiliation? Buy a cycling jersey with the school's logo on it. Maybe the school has a cycling team and buying their jersey helps to raise...
05-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By Phil_gretz

If it were me, I'd go with SunTour derailleurs...

If it were me, I'd go with SunTour derailleurs and bar con shifters. I'd also replace the brakes with DiaCompe centerpulls and levers. I'd keep the hub wingnuts, for certain. PG
05-13-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By Phil_gretz

That front brake caliper looks like what would...

That front brake caliper looks like what would later be branded "Cherry", if my memories match reality. I had a set on a Bridgestone/C.Itoh in about 1972...
05-12-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this is a true and trustworthy statement.

^ this is a true and trustworthy statement.
05-12-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,919
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x360/classic_public_service_announcement_53506477faaafdc218e86405b888fa2309dd4a90.jpg

I don't like to see what is obviously cyclist-type...
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