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09-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 465
Posted By Sir_Name

Slight variation on an option above: you could...

Slight variation on an option above: you could run a SunXCD ring on a 49d or other 50.4 set of crankarms to mix old and new. A TA Pro 5 Vis ring might be a better choice as the SunXCD outers are...
09-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,372
Posted By noglider

It can be hard to fit a workbench into a home,...

It can be hard to fit a workbench into a home, but if you can, you'll be glad you did. It's wonderful to have a bench and especially a bench vise. I do so much with my vise.
09-25-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Steel Charlie

It needed a longer chain anyway. Just as well...

It needed a longer chain anyway. Just as well someone else has to deal with that - right?
09-25-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By xiaoman1

J-7, I don't know what the ask was on this one....

J-7,
I don't know what the ask was on this one. You seem to be missing out on a few nice bikes first the Colnago and now this one...I think that you are finding some nice rides and you have an eye...
09-25-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By cudak888

I believe the current Sturmey-Archer 8-speed IGHs...

I believe the current Sturmey-Archer 8-speed IGHs on the market are geared for 20" folding bicycles (meaning you'd have to run something like a 28t front ring to make one work).

This leaves you...
09-24-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By jonny7

(Quite) old aluminum bike - Has anybody seen this before?

Look at those lugs ! It's clearly French, and it's up for sale for a few $. Tell me why I shouldn't listen to reason and buy a 3rd bike this month.

...
09-24-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By jiangshi

Change the rear sprocket to a bigger one than...

Change the rear sprocket to a bigger one than what is on there.
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By lasauge

Your question got me curious so I took a look and...

Your question got me curious so I took a look and don't see such a wheel available, so your best bet would be to build your own - that is, if you can find at 590 rim which is also not easy. But if...
09-24-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23,178
Views: 2,656,609
Posted By thumpism

Don't improve, replace. I have some DC135...

Don't improve, replace. I have some DC135 all-alloy tourist levers to put on mine when I get around to it. Weinmanns will do as well.
09-24-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,372
Posted By Beurt

Great, thanks ! Funny thing is, I was born in...

Great, thanks !
Funny thing is, I was born in 78 and I'm a bit rusty here and there as well...
09-24-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Tomm Willians

Gf fell in love with my Wilier Ramata and then....

She found a 48cm version in beautiful condition and bought it. Canít wait for Eroica with matching Ramatas !...
09-22-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,360
Posted By non-fixie

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL....

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL. Similar forks, but with different crowns. Haven't got the bikes with me to check.
...
09-21-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,360
Posted By alexnagui

It looks like the fork came from a Snel bike.

It looks like the fork came from a Snel bike.
09-21-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By billytwosheds

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned...

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned "buying local" to avoid the stress(?) of waiting for shipments, and to deal with real people.

Deals online are deals, and by all means go for them. But...
09-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By J.Higgins

They certainly are NOT overpaid, and their...

They certainly are NOT overpaid, and their medical and pensions means that YOU'LL get your mail delivered in a timely manner if they are able to do it because they are kept healthy as government...
09-21-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By daka

"It was like that when you brought it in here" is...

"It was like that when you brought it in here" is how Bart Simpson would address making that mistake and shows a similar level of maturity on the part of the mechanics that worked on your bike.
...
09-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By xiaoman1

Op, Your header asks did they do the damage and...

Op,
Your header asks did they do the damage and are you crazy....Why do you seem to be equivocating about whether or not the dents were not there when you brought it into the shop and wondering if...
09-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,552
Posted By Happy Feet

Whosawhatsit? ...

Whosawhatsit?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772607133_95e853e1b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSmTx)
09-21-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 316,008
Posted By J.Higgins

Jealous! :thumb:

Jealous! :thumb:
09-21-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By bulgie

Beausage is in the eye of the beholder. If you...

Beausage is in the eye of the beholder. If you hate the damaged area because it brings back bad memories, that ain't beausage.

In case they need to take the cranks off to do the repair (likely),...
09-21-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By sheddle

Yup. 74 Super Tourer, pretty much stock except...

Yup. 74 Super Tourer, pretty much stock except for tires (it has a B66 instead of the mattress saddle as well) One of the only bikes I know of to break the "stem shifters = low end" rule. No idea who...
09-21-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By bulgie

Question unrelated to solving your problem (I'm...

Question unrelated to solving your problem (I'm just curious): Is it a 1974 Super Tourer? If so, one of the coolest bikes of its type ever! Always rare even back then, and super rare now. To find...
09-20-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By conspiratemus1

1). Express your concerns to the business owner...

1). Express your concerns to the business owner in writing, documenting all conversations you have had with him and his employees. Stick to the facts and state what you want him to do to restore you,...
09-20-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By jackbombay

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage,...

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage, Columbus EL tubing, I'm going to clamp it by the seat tube with as much force as I possibly can, without a seat post in it, to show just how difficult...
09-20-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By eeuuugh

The crimps do look about the size of the...

The crimps do look about the size of the Efficient Velo Tools "right arm repair clamp", which is something I'd expect a better shop in the Northwest to have, and can very easily be tightened too hard.
09-20-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By sheddle

Fairly certain LBS damaged my frame, am I crazy?

Bought an old Raleigh Friday (531 full butted) , took it to the shop Saturday for 27 clinchers and had them grease the seatpost while I was there to prevent it from ever getting seized. When I got...
09-20-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23,178
Views: 2,656,609
Posted By cudak888

These are the remains of a pair of original...

These are the remains of a pair of original 1950's Raleigh bullet grips:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1125/p1033713_009_7eaecd6f7839ca7e06600098bb8d5c5c59b238d2.jpg
...
09-20-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By Miele Man

I've brought home a lot of different odd items on...

I've brought home a lot of different odd items on my bicycle.

I guess a large rock was one of the odder things. I also brought home a recliner/rocker a few years ago.

Recently I brought home a...
09-19-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By branko_76

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat...

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat with a desk chair, transported the victim and murder weapon on your bike to a remote area but you forgot where, and burned all of the evidence......or...
09-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,552
Posted By dunkleosteus

It's not the fork that is bent, but you who are...

It's not the fork that is bent, but you who are bent, Neo.
09-19-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By gugie

Mmmm, bacon.

Mmmm, bacon.
09-19-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By rosefarts

I used to be a pedi-cab driver, so entire...

I used to be a pedi-cab driver, so entire bachelorette party, drunk dudes, homeless guy, state senator, strippers, etc.

As a kid, I'd ride, clubs and all to golf course. I did that kinda a lot....
09-19-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 301,538
Posted By Hajo

And a few days ago I got a message that the...

And a few days ago I got a message that the repaint had been completed.
...
09-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks! Enjoyed your thread about the Batavus...

Thanks! Enjoyed your thread about the Batavus Randonneur.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Dutch traffic light design/use

I think this is brilliant, enjoyed watching it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knbVWXzL4-4
09-19-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By guy1138

I have to be thankful that even though my primary...

I have to be thankful that even though my primary skill set was devastated by the pandemic, my secondary skill set (bicycle repair) was in unprecedented demand. Prices were inflated enough that, for...
09-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By gaucho777

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on...

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on used bikes. Good luck with the new job.
09-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By guy1138

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/20200825_193204_e8faaaaebf03ad6387ed83651376470a7e24daf6.jpg
Bought this one based on a fuzzy picture, turned out to be a Hi-Ten frame...
09-18-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By guy1138

Well, boys, it was a good run!

Well, I'm going back to work, so my time as a make-believe bike shop is coming to a close. I never thought that wrenching on bikes would be a full time gig, even for a little bit. It was incredibly...
09-18-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By canklecat

A nurse. Big mistake. She was really weird. ...

A nurse.

Big mistake. She was really weird.

Lessee... fireworks trash after July 4 redneck celebrations, a couple of times, when they left their crap along the shoulder of a popular cycling...
09-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By gaucho777

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was...

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was replying to you directly, but I meant my last comment in a general sense. People I don't like say true things, too, like Rumsfeld on "known knowns." You...
09-18-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

6 month streak broken

It was raining this morning, and the air quality was such that there was some air to breathe, so I got on the bike for the first time in a week.

As I pedaled away from the Palazzo, I thought back...
09-18-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By jan nikolajsen

1981'ish Gazelle CM Cyclocross

One of these is on the way here; fingers crossed for a safe transit. The seller lived in Amsterdam for 4 years and got it NOS from high up on a wall in a bike shop, then took it home to Atlanta and...
09-18-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By DownByLaw

Restored my high school bike

Hi all,

Been working on my high school bike over the "quarantine" months, a 1985 or so Nishiki Custom Sport, Kawamura frame.
Original to the bike are the calipers, headset and bars. All other...
09-18-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,741
Posted By cudak888

Even though this means taking it all apart again,...

Even though this means taking it all apart again, I highly suggest using "00" grease in an AW hub. It's what Sturmey uses in modern hubs now. Fantastic stuff, quiets the hub like you wouldn't...
09-18-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By gaucho777

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state...

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state so you can expect more delays than elsewhere. I know this is supposed to be an apolitical forum, but you are disparaging a vendor due to political...
09-17-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,218
Posted By Juan Foote

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated...

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated drift racers. Most often they drive really flashy cars, play loud music, crazy hair styles. If you aren't careful you might flirt with the wrong girl...
09-17-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By nomadmax

I order from PBK and other overseas sellers all...

I order from PBK and other overseas sellers all the time. What I don't do is order stuff from them I need right away. Apparently, there's some sort of virus going around (making people sick) that's...
09-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

Good news - the Michelin World Tour tires have...

Good news - the Michelin World Tour tires have arrived (and also some reproduction grips from kohl57 - to be installed once the bar is taken care of) from the land of Gazelles, Koga-Miyatas, and ...
09-16-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By tricky

:lol: Makes sense! Just tested this...

:lol:

Makes sense!

Just tested this and, yup, the autocomplete did indeed make it utag instead of mention.

Did this send you a notification JaccoW?

JaccoW
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