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12-08-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,949
Posted By 3alarmer

^^^^ ...I figure they ended up in hell, as the...

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...I figure they ended up in hell, as the bikes given in the afterlife to people who like to ride high end Italian bikes, like me. :D
12-08-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,949
Posted By 3alarmer

...in your defense (if such is possible at this...

...in your defense (if such is possible at this point. :) )

Many of the original low end French production bicycle components of the 70's were, indeed, junk. And they are the first things I...
12-08-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have one similar frame, that I restored...

...I have one similar frame, that I restored here, not to original, but what I thought was pleasant. It was kind of a mes when I got it, so I never did figure out what it was originally. But they...
12-08-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,397
Posted By 3alarmer

...Malvolio doesn't get enough love, IMO. I find...

...Malvolio doesn't get enough love, IMO. I find his exit line, "I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you !!!", to be so descriptive of some of the stuff I follow on teh Biekforooms. :popcorn
12-07-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,949
Posted By 3alarmer

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12-06-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,949
Posted By 3alarmer

....sadly, that forum is closed. :( But TTIWWP. ...

....sadly, that forum is closed. :( But TTIWWP.

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12-06-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,397
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....OMG LarrySellerz is my new hero. Don't...

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....OMG LarrySellerz is my new hero. Don't listen to these guys, Larry, you are dreamy !!
...
12-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,949
Posted By 3alarmer

...sometimes they are. Nobody is perfect. :(

...sometimes they are. Nobody is perfect. :(
12-06-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By 3alarmer

...because it still works ? And maybe because I...

...because it still works ? And maybe because I have like 50 olde bikes I'm riding here ? Gee whiz, everyone's a critic. :(
Forum: Foo
12-05-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...at the Gay Caballero bar and karaoke...

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...at the Gay Caballero bar and karaoke lounge downtown, they call him "The Rainmaker".
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12-05-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By 3alarmer

...MAFAC center pull calipers work very well with...

...MAFAC center pull calipers work very well with brand new brake shoes that are usually designated "Cantilever brake pads...
Forum: Foo
12-05-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...lately, whenever someone says to him,...

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...lately, whenever someone says to him, "Well, it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick," he pokes them in the eye with a sharp stick.
Forum: Foo
12-03-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...always effusive in his praise for a job...

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...always effusive in his praise for a job well done, he's like Diogenes, searching in the lies thread for someone capable of shame.
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Forum: Foo
12-02-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there has been some very ugly chatter...

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...there has been some very ugly chatter lately, in comments addressed to his "White Lies Matter !" website, that it's all a scam to sell hats and t-shirts.
12-02-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By 3alarmer

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Forum: Foo
12-01-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he plans on playing with his organ at the...

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...he plans on playing with his organ at the annual church Christmas music concert this year.
11-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I painted one of those once, and I had to...

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...I painted one of those once, and I had to look at a bunch of them, online, to figure out that the seat tube striping needs to start high enough so that the front derailleur clamp doesn't sit on...
11-27-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 916,574
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-27-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 916,574
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have two bikes with triple chainring cranks,...

...I have two bikes with triple chainring cranks, where the only Biopace ring is the granny ring. It does feel funny at first, and I don't think I could spin it either. But I find that section of...
11-27-21, 10:33 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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...I might have posted this one before, but it has some functional updates and...
11-26-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you think that this intersection between...

...if you think that this intersection between his short wall, and your taller garage wall is the source of your moisture issue, is there anything preventing you from extending your roof overhang on...
Forum: Foo
11-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...had a wonderful Thanksgiving. He...

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...had a wonderful Thanksgiving. He thoroughly enjoyed having a houseful of people and their merrymaking. And the grandchildren, running from room to room, shrieking in their little high pitched...
Forum: Foo
11-22-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'll have what she's having.

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...I'll have what she's having.
Forum: Foo
11-21-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when he tires of self flagellation as a...

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...when he tires of self flagellation as a pastime, he posts in the Bicycle Mechanics forum. Same thing, really, but it uses different muscles. So it's like cross training.
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 997,015
Posted By 3alarmer

. Gone to the finest school all right, Miss...

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Gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get
Juiced in it

Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you're gonna
Have to get
Used...
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...like a complete unknown.

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...like a complete unknown.
Forum: Foo
11-17-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-17-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,697
Posted By 3alarmer

...as a Boomer, I find it somewhat titillating...

...as a Boomer, I find it somewhat titillating to be snarkily and cynically skewered. I know it sounds perverse, but keep me in mind. It's a turn on when I am made to feel cheap, and I blame...
11-17-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,582
Posted By 3alarmer

...the past is a wonderful memory. In the past I...

...the past is a wonderful memory. In the past I was strong, and fast, and women adored me.
The present is much less enjoyable in those ways, but it's still OK in a lot of ways.

It's mean of you...
11-17-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,482
Posted By 3alarmer

...I was there on official co-op business, doing...

...I was there on official co-op business, doing research on qualifications and training programs for volunteers. So fortunately for you, I asked that exact question, although I phrased it much less...
11-17-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,697
Posted By 3alarmer

...they don't pay you ? If it were not for the...

...they don't pay you ? If it were not for the money, I'd be gone.
11-16-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,697
Posted By 3alarmer

...they insult me for other things than my white...

...they insult me for other things than my white bicycle in there. :)
11-15-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,697
Posted By 3alarmer

....I can vouch for this. I am a horrible person,...

....I can vouch for this. I am a horrible person, and need to be reminded of this from time to time. :)
11-15-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,697
Posted By 3alarmer

But Wait, There's More !!!

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...if you call within the next 30 minutes, one of the operators standing by to...
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...$550 is a reasonable deal. If it was...

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...$550 is a reasonable deal. If it was painted and restored by the BJ shop, it probably cost more than that to have that stuff done there.
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...with that rear cable stop for center...

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...with that rear cable stop for center pull brakes, and the above the BB shell cable routing for the derailleurs, I'd put that one at no later than sometime in the 70's. Also, the seat tube...
11-12-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....I don't understand why there's a...

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....I don't understand why there's a designated spot for your testicles ? Wouldn't they just settle into position naturally ?
11-12-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By 3alarmer

...you can buy a reamer on Amazon now that works...

...you can buy a reamer on Amazon now that works well enough for occasional home use for 40 bucks.
They are a little more difficult to adjust than a high quality reaming tool, but they work about...
11-11-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...oh yeah, one other thing that can cause a...

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...oh yeah, one other thing that can cause a front end shimmy is the headset, either the adjustment or something else.
Usually that's not something that exhibits at low speed, but you might want...
11-11-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By 3alarmer

...that "plastic clip on the side where the stay...

...that "plastic clip on the side where the stay inserts" has always been a problematic design, and has been used by a number of manufacturers over the years. You can modify it by removing the stay...
11-10-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's probably a mistake to assume any seat...

...it's probably a mistake to assume any seat post diameter for a bicycle that is as well traveled as yours must be. It's had many adventures along it's way to you, and some of them might have...
11-10-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-09-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there's nothing wrong with that Shimano...

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...there's nothing wrong with that Shimano derailleur, from a functional standpoint. It will certainly do the job required. But it's a low end Shimano product, as you can tell from the general...
11-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 780
Posted By 3alarmer

...if it's an older production frame, and it's...

...if it's an older production frame, and it's never had a cartridge BB unit in there before (only cup and cone, with a spindle and caged bearings,) sometimes they didn't bother to take back the...
11-06-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,262
Posted By 3alarmer

...good luck. Whatever you do, DON'T TOUCH THE...

...good luck. Whatever you do, DON'T TOUCH THE LIMIT SCREWS !!!! :D
11-06-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,578
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's not a problem when I do it. :) But I...

...it's not a problem when I do it. :) But I have done it a lot, and I own a small framing square.
The magical tool they sell along with the threadserts (both left and right), is a marvel of...
11-05-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,578
Posted By 3alarmer

...speaking of physics. If we are all headed...

...speaking of physics. If we are all headed toward the heat death of the universe anyway, why bother to repair it ?
11-03-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if the fenders are the standard SKS...

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...if the fenders are the standard SKS fenders I've seen in the past decade, they are formed from a metal/plastic composite that is quite durable. Drilling a hole in it seems to have no adverse...
11-02-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...those things are pretty universal, and a...

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...those things are pretty universal, and a three splined cog fits on all sorts of coaster brake and IGH hubs. Look at your old cog, in place on your wife's rear hub. You should be able to make...
11-02-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,262
Posted By 3alarmer

...as God is my witness, I would never, ever,...

...as God is my witness, I would never, ever, ever, ever presume to tell you you were incorrect, Stewart. If being correct were a religion, you would be its high priest. :)
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