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06-17-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By 20grit

I tried and failed to buy a sweet looking Ivor...

I tried and failed to buy a sweet looking Ivor Johnson years ago. Seller thought they had something amazing and had it priced accordingly.
06-04-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,409
Posted By 20grit

Ofmega Mistral. Can't speak for the function,...

Ofmega Mistral. Can't speak for the function, but it's pretty.
05-28-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By 20grit

Non-aero levers with the aero routing is really...

Non-aero levers with the aero routing is really bugging me, aesthetically.
05-22-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,584
Posted By 20grit

Things that could help: Gum colored hoods. ...

Things that could help:
Gum colored hoods.
Ditch the ergo bars for a normal drop bar in aluminum finish.
Frame-color matching cloth tape.
Contrasting color headtube. If there are no closeup...
05-09-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,982
Posted By 20grit

Why would I tell you to stop with all this...

Why would I tell you to stop with all this sexiness?

I'll keep this train going even (though I don't have multiple gazelles...) We didn't have a good headbadge shot yet. ...
05-08-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,982
Posted By 20grit

I'm very surprised by the lack of Gazelles in...

I'm very surprised by the lack of Gazelles in this thread. Here's an old, dark photo of mine. Unchanged since, though. Still like the Zeus 2000 crown....
03-28-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By 20grit

You can wrap cloth over cork tape and get a bit...

You can wrap cloth over cork tape and get a bit more padding.

Leather tape would look nice.
There are pictures of shellaced natural colored cork tape that look awesome. But, That finish is...
03-06-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By 20grit

There is a trail around Rural Retreat Lake, here...

There is a trail around Rural Retreat Lake, here in Virginia with one very short steep stretch. I don't think it's intended for bikes, but as a kid, I went for it. I can remember feeling like I was...
03-04-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,136
Posted By 20grit

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-22-in-1-Drawer-...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-22-in-1-Drawer-Red-Rolling-Workshop-Plastic-Metal-Wheeled-Lockable-Tool-Box/1000392003

I bought one of these for my dad for Christmas. If I were looking for...
02-19-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,135
Posted By 20grit

I'm in the minority on this. I use Crank...

I'm in the minority on this. I use Crank Brother's Candy 3 pedals with MTB shoes for walking purposes. There is just enough platform around the egg beater that it's comfortable in street shoes (for...
01-10-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,489
Posted By 20grit

Yeah, modern shimano is the only thing that works...

Yeah, modern shimano is the only thing that works for me. It doesn't ease my paranoia though. Someday, I'll pick up a bike with more vertical drops, and I'll beat the heck out of it. Until then......
01-09-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,489
Posted By 20grit

I'm a masher. I've yanked my rear wheel forward...

I'm a masher. I've yanked my rear wheel forward in the dropouts repeatedly. Which leads me to a point: Modern skewers don't work so well in horizontal dropouts. I have to use old ones, and I'm...
01-08-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By 20grit

Hitting on a girl at the bar: "I have a...

Hitting on a girl at the bar:
"I have a Maserati"
"Oh really?"
"I hope you have a big trunk; I'm putting my bike in it".
01-07-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By 20grit

My 88 Peugeot was Index-only on the front. It...

My 88 Peugeot was Index-only on the front. It was an Exage A350 shifter. Couldn't be switched between index and friction. Just a random note for you, confirming some trickle down of Indexing to...
12-19-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By 20grit

It's definitely not C&V, but I thought the chrome...

It's definitely not C&V, but I thought the chrome OLMO Zeffiro VCTs were sexy. There was a frame on ebay for a while like this one, but with blue instead of the red. It was hot. ...
12-12-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,072
Posted By 20grit

This might be a silly question, but are you sure...

This might be a silly question, but are you sure you're turning the right way on the pedals? Have you tried both sides? Left pedal should be reverse threaded. If you've only tried that one, you may...
11-27-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,255
Posted By 20grit

The Peugeot Nice was hard for me to sell on...

The Peugeot Nice was hard for me to sell on Craigslist. People just thought I was saying the bike is nice. But no, it's a town named Nice.
10-30-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,585
Posted By 20grit

So, you can save some weight with pedals. The...

So, you can save some weight with pedals. The difference between some old 105 pedals and a set of crank brothers candy 3 pedals is around 100 grams. You can go lighter by using egg beaters.
...
10-17-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By 20grit

I use bar keepers friend on a lot of metals.

I use bar keepers friend on a lot of metals.
10-01-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By 20grit

Good catch Bianchigirll. I've been away from the...

Good catch Bianchigirll. I've been away from the forum for a while. I'd have caught that if I were still on my old posting/viewing schedule.
10-01-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By 20grit

I don't think the Gommitalia Espresso's labeling...

I don't think the Gommitalia Espresso's labeling is overboard. You could give them a look.
10-01-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By 20grit

Are you sure the 6 speed is a cassette? If it's a...

Are you sure the 6 speed is a cassette? If it's a freewheel instead of freehub, then a cassette isn't going to work.
You will probably need a new chain.
09-19-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By 20grit

I'd go with something like a Suntour LD-1000 for...

I'd go with something like a Suntour LD-1000 for the shifters.
Forum: Foo
09-08-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By 20grit

I'd be the perfect fooster to live with. Lately,...

I'd be the perfect fooster to live with. Lately, I've been disappearing for years at a time.
Forum: Foo
11-23-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By 20grit

I am sorry. Those are just normal green beans. ...

I am sorry. Those are just normal green beans. If you have been cooking them another way, you are doing it wrong.
09-22-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By 20grit

Doesn't look like a problem to me. The bb shell...

Doesn't look like a problem to me. The bb shell is quite a bit thicker than the tubes.
Forum: Foo
09-21-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,453
Posted By 20grit

We specify a lot of wood fronted cabinets. Then...

We specify a lot of wood fronted cabinets. Then the drawer sides are plywood with melamine bottoms.
HUD has some pretty restrictive guidelines for cabinets. I figure if they can last in public...
Forum: Foo
09-20-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,453
Posted By 20grit

The nice thing about wood is that it can be...

The nice thing about wood is that it can be sanded, restained, and/or modified later. Any high pressure laminate or melamine product is pretty much stuck as it was made. Same goes for floors. I'll...
Forum: Foo
09-20-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By 20grit

Why don't you just go for a ground source unit...

Why don't you just go for a ground source unit and not worry about the rest?
08-26-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By 20grit

Pre-1988 PH501. Looks like some component...

Pre-1988 PH501. Looks like some component swapping has taken place.
08-17-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,270
Posted By 20grit

My hand-me-down rhode gear bike rack. The rubber...

My hand-me-down rhode gear bike rack. The rubber hooks have all fallen apart. The last one broke yesterday while I was loading the bike. ...
Forum: Foo
07-19-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,134
Posted By 20grit

I have been wanting a mondaine Swiss railways...

I have been wanting a mondaine Swiss railways watch.
Forum: Foo
07-07-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By 20grit

When you say the subfloor has been built up, do...

When you say the subfloor has been built up, do you mean to the top of the tile or just to the level of the subfloor below the tile.

Gotta have aver room for a backer board, thin set and the...
Forum: Foo
07-07-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By 20grit

I play various stringed instruments. Was in the...

I play various stringed instruments. Was in the studio last Monday playing upright bass for a couple people.
Forum: Foo
07-07-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By 20grit

I would do real linoleum. Sheet vinyl is junk. ...

I would do real linoleum. Sheet vinyl is junk.

There are simulated woot planks, I believe they are a vinyl product. Check out johnsonite's website, you can get lost in a world of materials there....
Forum: Foo
07-05-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,112
Posted By 20grit

I am happy to see there hasn't been a single post...

I am happy to see there hasn't been a single post with the modern version which is little more than pop with a bad accent.
07-01-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By 20grit

I will be the guy to warn of over tightening a...

I will be the guy to warn of over tightening a skewer. I snapped my rear one on a ride once. Luckily, it was right after a small crash and I was checking things out on the bike. If I had been moving,...
06-24-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By 20grit

The 60 portion is just your frame size.

The 60 portion is just your frame size.
Forum: Foo
06-22-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,092
Posted By 20grit

Well, I was finally getting strawberries. Now, I...

Well, I was finally getting strawberries. Now, I have a local critter that keeps getting them. They all look like some came along and cut a wedge out of them with a knife.
My peppers that the...
Forum: Foo
06-22-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,522
Posted By 20grit

Sorry for the delay everyone. They have installed...

Sorry for the delay everyone. They have installed a monitoring program on the computers at work and I have been on the forums less. Couple that with the short term memory of a goldfish and you get...
Forum: Foo
06-18-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,772
Posted By 20grit

A salted pork product is usually good too....

A salted pork product is usually good too. Capicola or prosciutto are always excellent choices.
Forum: Foo
06-18-14, 05:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,772
Posted By 20grit

Good bread, which seems to be hard to come by...

Good bread, which seems to be hard to come by around here
06-15-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By 20grit

Cinelli natural cork, and a saddle to match.

Cinelli natural cork, and a saddle to match.
Forum: Foo
06-12-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,772
Posted By 20grit

I have been told to keep all things in...

I have been told to keep all things in moderation. When it comes to beer, I like to keep my moderation in moderation.
Forum: Foo
06-06-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,317
Posted By 20grit

They're not necessarily favorites, but John Fahey...

They're not necessarily favorites, but John Fahey isn't getting any love in this thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDcxfrcoviQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5agc6hdoUn0

And then some...
Forum: Foo
06-06-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,772
Posted By 20grit

Schwarzbier is the nectar of the beer gods.

Schwarzbier is the nectar of the beer gods.
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By 20grit

Tell him to go on ebay and look at the completed...

Tell him to go on ebay and look at the completed auctions. Check craigslist using something like Searchtempest (allows searching of multiple cities) and see what other merckx's are selling for.
Forum: Foo
06-02-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,522
Posted By 20grit

Bump Time to vote folks.

Bump
Time to vote folks.
05-30-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,294
Posted By 20grit

That seatpost looks slammed. Make sure it's not...

That seatpost looks slammed. Make sure it's not stuck in that position.
05-27-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By 20grit

Now, that's a refreshing ID my Peugeot thread. ...

Now, that's a refreshing ID my Peugeot thread.

Per this image, that headbadge is between 39 and 46.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7252/7411292446_3530c205d2_z.jpg
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