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05-16-19, 02:47 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

It's hideous. :P

It's hideous.

:P
03-06-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,155
Posted By SquidPuppet

Thank you!

Thank you!
01-07-19, 12:53 PM
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Views: 28,414
Posted By SquidPuppet

Wrapping paper = WIN :) Still in Coeur...

Wrapping paper = WIN :)



Still in Coeur d' Alene :p
12-17-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,544
Posted By SquidPuppet

If the clutch spring spins freely inside the the...

If the clutch spring spins freely inside the the clutch cone unit it will cause the problem that you are experiencing. It can/may also cause braking issues. It must be difficult to rotate by hand. It...
08-11-18, 03:44 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

:innocent: 'Idaho Stop' is a go for...

:innocent:




'Idaho Stop' is a go for bicycle safety | OregonLive.com (http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2009/04/idaho_stop_is_a_go_for_bicycle.html)
08-11-18, 03:39 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

Sure, here are the origins of how the law came to...

Sure, here are the origins of how the law came to be. I have tried researching his ancestry to see if there is a connection to the bike brand family name, but no luck.
...
08-11-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,677
Posted By SquidPuppet

My bikes have my hands positioned in line with...

My bikes have my hands positioned in line with the steering axis. No issues whatsoever because my bars are wide. Lots of input required.

In the never ending search for a more aero position, bars...
08-10-18, 03:26 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

Carl Bianchi gave us permission to ride through...

Carl Bianchi gave us permission to ride through stop signs. Coincidence or conspiracy? :p
08-10-18, 03:10 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

I think of you less fortunates every time I blaze...

I think of you less fortunates every time I blaze through a stop sign. Literally. :o
07-29-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,266
Posted By SquidPuppet

Chain lube DIY recipes?

Yeah yeah, I know, eight zillion chain lube threads. :)

I ran out of my old lube which wasn't very good anyway. I don't feel like spending a fortune for a tiny bottle of bike specific lube. I am...
07-27-18, 12:12 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

It's a different technique, obviously, but I...

It's a different technique, obviously, but I adapted pretty quickly. After you fall a couple times your brain gets programmed in a hurry. :o
07-26-18, 05:09 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

Today I made a firm decision on the powder coat...

Today I made a firm decision on the powder coat color of my next build. Gonna turn a Kilo WT into a 700c BMX wheelie toy.

Kevin's Krazy Orchid

:eek:



...
07-26-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By SquidPuppet

I'd just take a file to the bottom dropouts. :)

I'd just take a file to the bottom dropouts. :)
07-26-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By SquidPuppet

The spined tools seem to want to slip. It's a...

The spined tools seem to want to slip. It's a common practice to "bolt" the tool directly to the spindle. Use a bolt and stack of washers and bolt the tool firmly into the BB splines. Then use a...
07-23-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,414
Posted By SquidPuppet

The tread is 3mm thick and no puncture resistance...

The tread is 3mm thick and no puncture resistance belt or lining. That said, no flats for me yet.
07-23-18, 05:09 PM
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Views: 2,591
Posted By SquidPuppet

Yikes. Hope you get to 100%.

Yikes. Hope you get to 100%.
07-21-18, 12:53 PM
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Views: 2,591
Posted By SquidPuppet

:eek: Story please.[/left]

:eek: Story please.[/left]
07-21-18, 12:47 PM
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Posted By SquidPuppet

Not a townie.

Not a townie.
07-21-18, 12:39 PM
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Views: 787
Posted By SquidPuppet

Every time I put on a new chain and rotate the...

Every time I put on a new chain and rotate the crank the chain tension is perfectly equal throughout the entire rotation. After the first ride there are loose and looser spots. Very noticeable with...
07-17-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By SquidPuppet

Well apparently they are back in business. And...

Well apparently they are back in business. And it's definitely the same website and same products. Looks exactly the same as before. GREAT NEWS.
07-10-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,498
Posted By SquidPuppet

Not sure if it's the puter, but sumthin needs...

Not sure if it's the puter, but sumthin needs upgrading. :)
07-10-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By SquidPuppet

If the hubs are anodized, no polish will improve...

If the hubs are anodized, no polish will improve their appearance, unless you first remove the anodizing.
07-10-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By SquidPuppet

I think your bike has vertical dropouts. That...

I think your bike has vertical dropouts. That makes things more difficult, and more expensive. And depending on which method of chain tensioning you choose, less efficient.

Can't you just pick a...
07-09-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By SquidPuppet

I see no pic.

I see no pic.
07-09-18, 03:28 PM
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Views: 1,354
Posted By SquidPuppet

Manufacturing cost = $2,000,000.00 R&D cost =...

Manufacturing cost = $2,000,000.00
R&D cost = Guzillions$$
Honda's deep pockets = genius engineers

Chain driven ;)

...
07-08-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By SquidPuppet

Semichrome will perform very well. Blue Magic...

Semichrome will perform very well. Blue Magic will perform better. At least that's been my experience.
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Views: 335
Posted By SquidPuppet

Brooks Swallow

I don't know if this inquiry is OK or not. Mods, please delete if it's not.

I have a near mint condition (50 miles maybe) black Swallow that I want to place on Craigslist. What would be a fair...
07-08-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By SquidPuppet

If they lengthened the head tube, wouldn't they...

If they lengthened the head tube, wouldn't they have to lengthen the seat tube in order to maintain a horizontal top tube? Thereby changing the actual frame size?
07-08-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By SquidPuppet

Yeah, sumthin aint lookin proper back there....

Yeah, sumthin aint lookin proper back there. Dish, frame tweak, install?
07-07-18, 12:07 PM
07-06-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,322
Posted By SquidPuppet

I tend to have clammy hands and that makes...

I tend to have clammy hands and that makes holding tools a bit slippery. And there is something odd about my skin oils that causes even the highest quality tools to rust. My solution has been hockey...
07-06-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By SquidPuppet

You wouldn't want to lace it radially. Two or...

You wouldn't want to lace it radially. Two or three or four cross are all fine. No special spokes required.

I did a weight comparison between a coaster brake hub with ALL the hardware compared to...
07-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,073
Posted By SquidPuppet

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07-06-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,388
Posted By SquidPuppet

Same here. Those two finger are just programmed...

Same here. Those two finger are just programmed for life.

Thade , handsome bike. I dig the path racer look with those bars.
07-06-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24,396
Views: 1,897,783
Posted By SquidPuppet

Ouch! I guess I was lucky then. 3.5 days in the...

Ouch! I guess I was lucky then. 3.5 days in the hospital and it was removed before I went home.
07-05-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,237
Posted By SquidPuppet

Type in the link with some spaces so we can see...

Type in the link with some spaces so we can see the bike.
07-05-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By SquidPuppet

It depends on the rim. I have Compass tires on...

It depends on the rim. I have Compass tires on two of my bikes, with two different rims, velox tape, and my installs were tool free.
07-05-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24,396
Views: 1,897,783
Posted By SquidPuppet

I took a spill once and broke 4 ribs (and my...

I took a spill once and broke 4 ribs (and my clavicle, tibia, and fibula). The pain was no big deal. Unfortunately one of the ribs punctured my lung. So after my helicopter ride to the ER the Docs...
07-05-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24,396
Views: 1,897,783
Posted By SquidPuppet

It's an oddball size and you'll never find a...

It's an oddball size and you'll never find a quality replacement. If you need it, this was my solution. Cheap and strong.

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=1277&step=2&top_cat=60
07-05-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,073
Posted By SquidPuppet

1. Eyeball it 2. Ride no hands. Look good? No? ...

1. Eyeball it
2. Ride no hands. Look good? No?
3. Loosen. Move. Tighten. Go to step 2. Repeat as necessary.
07-05-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By SquidPuppet

That concern was addressed and solved 120 years...

That concern was addressed and solved 120 years ago. ;)
07-05-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By SquidPuppet

Yeah, I was going to comment on that yesterday...

Yeah, I was going to comment on that yesterday but I didn't want to come across like I was trying to start something. The Shimano CB-E110s that I own work perfectly. By perfectly I mean, if they had...
07-05-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,675
Posted By SquidPuppet

What is important? Ride quality, weight, price,...

What is important? Ride quality, weight, price, puncture resistance?
07-05-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24,396
Views: 1,897,783
Posted By SquidPuppet

Keep an eye on the seat post. The thin cheap...

Keep an eye on the seat post. The thin cheap steel doesn't' like to be that far out. I speak from experience.
...
07-04-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By SquidPuppet

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-04-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By SquidPuppet

Yep, just mask well. Look up soda blasting.

Yep, just mask well. Look up soda blasting.
07-04-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24,396
Views: 1,897,783
Posted By SquidPuppet

Awesome! But....... :eek: How can you ride...

Awesome!

But....... :eek: How can you ride that thing? It looks like a 19 or 21" model?

What year is it? 1960 something I suspect.

I'm jealous of the Bendix.
07-04-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 460,781
Posted By SquidPuppet

Something to consider about sizing. Generally,...

Something to consider about sizing. Generally, for an upright riding position you will want a bigger frame than your drop bar bike. Especially top tube length, because of the swept back handlebar....
07-04-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By SquidPuppet

Coaster brake. :)

Coaster brake. :)
07-04-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 460,781
Posted By SquidPuppet

Oh my, that's lovely.

Oh my, that's lovely.
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