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03-18-19, 09:17 PM
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Posted By old's'cool

Ahh, well, my faith in humankind is bolstered. ...

Ahh, well, my faith in humankind is bolstered. I'm a fan of hers anyway, so if she was actually riding, not just posing, for that photo, that's great!
03-18-19, 05:20 PM
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If I had to bet I'd side with Thumpism. Firstly...

If I had to bet I'd side with Thumpism. Firstly the bottom of the wheels (where fixtures might be placed) are cropped from the photo. Secondly the apparent angle of the ground does not look natural...
03-11-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 689
Posted By old's'cool

Saddle-shmaddle... real C&V weight weenies ride...

Saddle-shmaddle... real C&V weight weenies ride "out of the saddle", all the time! :lol:;)
03-11-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By old's'cool

I guess the problem with chrome and some other...

I guess the problem with chrome and some other platings (e.g. tin, albeit not used on bike frames or parts) is that it (or at least its copper or nickel based underplatings) is higher on the galvanic...
02-25-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,815
Posted By old's'cool

I guess that looks like a 57 Chevy but I'm not...

I guess that looks like a 57 Chevy but I'm not sure what percent of that vehicle actually was a 57 Chevy. Not to belittle 57 Chevys... In their time they were contenders in all forms of stock car...
02-24-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By old's'cool

Dismantle, clean, diagnose cones and BBs, replace...

Dismantle, clean, diagnose cones and BBs, replace as needed, reassemble with fresh grease. (Don't overlook cups either, but these tend to survive well enough unless severe weathering is in play. At...
02-20-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By old's'cool

Machine translation? Not bad, considering.

Machine translation? Not bad, considering.
02-18-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By old's'cool

:foo:Huh?!! Hey, where can I get some of what...

:foo:Huh?!! Hey, where can I get some of what you're smoking? ;):beer:
02-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By old's'cool

Cannondales have somewhat "special" shifter...

Cannondales have somewhat "special" shifter bosses on the frame, so before you dive in too deep I recommend that you investigate what you have for shifter bosses and consider the adaptation...
02-08-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,680
Posted By old's'cool

OK, you got me on that one... :lol: When I was...

OK, you got me on that one... :lol:
When I was posting I just never credited combining a carbon rim with a tube that must weigh at least double the weight of the rim.:eek:
What's more, rubber...
02-07-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,680
Posted By old's'cool

You are wrong... It's mein kleines Arschloch...

You are wrong...
It's mein kleines Arschloch :innocent:
02-05-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,680
Posted By old's'cool

All the inner tubes I've ever seen are not...

All the inner tubes I've ever seen are not pressure vessels. I.e. they cannot contain any appreciable pressure on their own. Therefore I'm skeptical that inner tubes are somehow taking any...
02-04-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,358
Posted By old's'cool

Grease on heavily loaded bearings (which on a...

Grease on heavily loaded bearings (which on a bike are the axles, bottom bracket, pedals, and bottom headset) should be judged not by how freely or long they spin with no load, but on the relative...
02-04-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 580
Posted By old's'cool

For what it's worth, this is not an advantage for...

For what it's worth, this is not an advantage for cassettes (vs. freewheels).
01-28-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By old's'cool

Not knowing any better, I've always wrapped top...

Not knowing any better, I've always wrapped top down :innocent:
When the plug is reluctant to go all the way in, I lube the whole ******* issue with some silicone grease, make sure I've had my...
01-26-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By old's'cool

No Teflon cookware in my kitchen. I do have...

No Teflon cookware in my kitchen.
I do have some DuPont dry Teflon lube in a can. I'll try to reduce the amount that I inadvertently ingest, from now on.:eek:
01-23-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By old's'cool

Great endeavour, look forward to updates. A...

Great endeavour, look forward to updates.
A minor word of caution to all about silicone (lube, adhesive, what have you)... Apparently it is murder on paint adhesion, even in trace quantities, and...
01-16-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By old's'cool

My preferred method for getting "more desirable...

My preferred method for getting "more desirable gearing" is to begin by using a gear calculator to play with different combinations of chainrings and sprockets until I arrive at the desired...
01-13-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By old's'cool

Indeed,... pop-riveted, to be sure. I would...

Indeed,... pop-riveted, to be sure.
I would drill out the pop rivets and redo them. Screws could be an option as well, but since the original design was pop riveting, that's what I would recommend....
01-09-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By old's'cool

26.6 + sandpaper + elbowgrease = the new 26.4...

26.6 + sandpaper + elbowgrease = the new 26.4 :lol:
01-07-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By old's'cool

In C&V Heaven, there will be an encyclopedia...

In C&V Heaven, there will be an encyclopedia co-written by T-Mar and dddd. :beer:
01-07-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By old's'cool

Seatpost shims are pretty available, and fairly...

Seatpost shims are pretty available, and fairly easy to improvise, for that matter.
12-30-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,929
Posted By old's'cool

Shirley you can purchase 27"/700c inner tubes...

Shirley you can purchase 27"/700c inner tubes somewhere in Jamaica?? ;)
12-19-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,929
Posted By old's'cool

I no longer use Paselas in mission critical...

I no longer use Paselas in mission critical applications, which is most of my fleet. I still allow them for my recreational bikes.
12-19-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By old's'cool

Option B, score a parts bike & convert to 27"...

Option B, score a parts bike & convert to 27" wheels?
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