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08-02-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,127
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Yeah, what a silly discussion. A $15 bike (i.e....

Yeah, what a silly discussion. A $15 bike (i.e. who gives a rip?)... two 1/32" holes, two #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) sheet metal screws, done.
07-31-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 2,653,493
Posted By Trinity Pratt

If people would quit re-posting and re-re-posting...

If people would quit re-posting and re-re-posting each other's pics I bet these threads wouldn't get to be 842 pages long.
-Dan
07-30-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By Trinity Pratt

2006 Q-Pro I built for my son last year. The...

2006 Q-Pro I built for my son last year. The finish doesn't show off in the photo, it's a nice-looking bike. I haven't gotten up the nerve to put him in cleats yet....
07-25-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By Trinity Pratt

I put the 2018 Centaur (black) full groupset on...

I put the 2018 Centaur (black) full groupset on my ebay-purchased '14 Wilier last summer, replacing the Ultegra it came with. Love it, my first time with Campy, have ridden Shimano and SRAM. For me,...
07-24-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,790
Posted By Trinity Pratt

If you're willing to turn your hybrid into a used...

If you're willing to turn your hybrid into a used semi-road-bike, I'd think you'd be at least as happy with a used born-and-bred road bike. Anything less than a grand (more?) for a new bike will get...
07-23-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By Trinity Pratt

On a recent ride I noticed the front tire on my...

On a recent ride I noticed the front tire on my Wilier, a bluewall Michelin, had a bump in the sidewall. Closer look, definite cut a quarter-inch wide, half on the sidewall, half on the tread, but...
07-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Recently had a similar issue, was getting the...

Recently had a similar issue, was getting the click mostly when pedaling hard uphill. Went away after I tightened the pedal's release tension a bit.
07-04-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,946
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Sad but true, from long experience cleaning...

Sad but true, from long experience cleaning really grimy auto parts, yes, it's dangerous, but NOTHING works like gasoline.
-Dan
06-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,233
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Agreed. Nice workmanship.

Agreed. Nice workmanship.
06-23-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,971
Posted By Trinity Pratt

This is where I say to myself, "Glad nobody saw...

This is where I say to myself, "Glad nobody saw me do THAT"
06-11-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Not really pertinent, but this thread makes me...

Not really pertinent, but this thread makes me want to say ... I see some guys talk in here about removing and cleaning their chains after each ride. When I see that I think, "You must have a lot of...
05-17-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Before you take your bike apart, listen to the...

Before you take your bike apart, listen to the guys saying try different pedals. Had one just recently behaving like that. First thought like you, oh man, what's wrong with my BB? But did change...
05-01-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By Trinity Pratt

My brother Billy just gits a ol used up candle...

My brother Billy just gits a ol used up candle stub and rubs that sucker on there real good
04-29-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Looks ok to me. What's the problem?

Looks ok to me. What's the problem?
04-23-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,651
Posted By Trinity Pratt

If the bolt has been loosened, you should be able...

If the bolt has been loosened, you should be able to whack the underside of the stem with a bfh and maybe break the corrosion, since the stem is sacrificial. Sometimes brute force is just the thing.
04-21-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,543
Posted By Trinity Pratt

If I saw you standing on one pedal and it...

If I saw you standing on one pedal and it wouldn't move, it would have more impact.
04-21-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Did the new cassette have more cogs than the old?...

Did the new cassette have more cogs than the old? When I got my Wilier last summer, I replaced a 10 with an 11. It was okay, but the tire ran very close to the left chainstay, and would rub at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,799
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Very fancy. I had to do some research to figure...

Very fancy. I had to do some research to figure out what makes it stop. Curious, can't find any reference to those aerobrakes on the Look website. Did they drop that feature?
03-01-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,571
Posted By Trinity Pratt

"World Finest Bicycle By Sekine". ...

"World Finest Bicycle By Sekine".

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,799
Posted By Trinity Pratt

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-23-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Trinity Pratt

To wit, recently-"upgraded" shifters on my...

To wit, recently-"upgraded" shifters on my priceless (i.e. free) old beater Ross. New Sunrace from ebay for $8.49, cheap but simple and solid.

Cassette is a transplanted Shimano 8-sp that replaced...
02-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,850
Posted By Trinity Pratt

I wonder if any of my spectacular...

I wonder if any of my spectacular busy-intersection unclip fails are on YouTube.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,595
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Bought this 2014 Zero.9 last summer. It had...

Bought this 2014 Zero.9 last summer. It had Ultegra on it, moved that and the stock wheelset to a Klein frame I bought for my son's birthday, bought a Campagnolo groupset (low-end Centaur, but Campy)...
02-18-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,850
Posted By Trinity Pratt

I'm using a set of cheap Shimano SPD-SLs on my...

I'm using a set of cheap Shimano SPD-SLs on my '71 Motobecane. It came to me with ruined toe clips. Never having ridden with toe clips anyway, I just took them off and rode it platform for a while....
02-18-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Well now, that's an interesting question....

Well now, that's an interesting question. Fraught, as are all matters concerning barbecue. Here, it's "Lexington Style", which IS vinegar based, but (I can say this, since I'm not from here) I think...
Forum: Introductions
02-18-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Thanks, all.

Thanks, all.
Forum: Southeast
02-16-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Yeah boy, here I am at ground zero and just now...

Yeah boy, here I am at ground zero and just now notice this. Jmw, don't know if you're still looking here, but there's a decent amount of cycling activity, I guess, I don't really have anything to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-16-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Six years ago took my family up there, wife and...

Six years ago took my family up there, wife and two 7-year-old boys, White Top down to Damascus, loved every foot of it except that one of the boys crashed up near the top, nasty cut on his shin. ...
Forum: Introductions
02-16-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Trinity Pratt

How do you know it's vintage? ;) Anyway, see...

How do you know it's vintage? ;) Anyway, see you've already climbed the junior member mountain. I'll say "welcome", and still working my way up.
Forum: Introductions
02-15-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Hey sjt, welcome from over here in Camel City. ...

Hey sjt, welcome from over here in Camel City. Interesting to see that you have that Klein. I recently bought that frameset to build up for my son's birthday, after buying my Wilier last summer. ...
02-14-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Rode a bike today. Would show a pic of it, but...

Rode a bike today. Would show a pic of it, but .... Here in N.C. we do barbecue different.
Forum: Introductions
02-14-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Dragged out of the shadows

Oh well, all right ... been lurking around here for 7 or 8 years, joined in 2013. Somehow never posted anything until just recently, which I didn't realize until I tried to put a pic of my "new"...
01-13-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,299
Posted By Trinity Pratt

Same experience, out of desperation last summer...

Same experience, out of desperation last summer had to subscribe to Gold for the TdF, it was fine, could get the normal Phil and Paul et al, a lifesaver under the circumstances. Later attempted to...
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