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Forum: Techniques June 15th 14, 09:15 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 137
Views: 1,603
Posted By Tom Ace
Your favourite piece of VINTAGE BICYCLE equipment?

On Friday, June 13, 2014 2:15:03 PM UTC-7, jbeattie wrote:

In less than a decade of use, I broke five "vintage" cranks (4 NR, 1 Ofmega), [...]

What kind of gearing did you break the cranks...
Forum: Techniques October 1st 13, 05:20 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 188
Views: 1,461
Posted By Tom Ace
"A Dutch Guy Is Disgusted By America, But He Has A Hell Of A Point"

On Monday, September 30, 2013 10:27:22 AM UTC-7, AMuzi wrote:

I agree that we don't seem to be slowing up armed robbery,
assault, rape, home invasion or carjacking so far. What do
you...
Forum: Techniques July 15th 13, 08:26 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By Tom Ace
kidnapping thwarted by bike riders

"Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl"

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/justice/pennsylvania-teen-heroes/



Tom Ace
Forum: Techniques June 3rd 13, 05:27 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 300
Views: 3,213
Posted By Tom Ace
STEEL/CF FRAME ESSAY

On Sunday, June 2, 2013 11:29:31 PM UTC-7, Dan O wrote:
On Jun 2, 7:29 pm, datakoll wrote:

http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/why-you-should-be-riding-steel-and-...

...
Forum: Techniques June 3rd 13, 02:14 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 63
Views: 1,162
Posted By Tom Ace
Car Racks and Carbon Fiber?

On Sunday, June 2, 2013 3:54:17 PM UTC-7, James wrote:

1. Causes fretting of the headset bearings

I can't believe that any more fretting could be caused
through the use of a bike rack...
Forum: Techniques June 3rd 13, 01:19 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Tom Ace
Steel may be real but....

On Sunday, June 2, 2013 4:07:03 PM UTC-7, James wrote:

I could live without a wood fork - at least one with a wood steerer
tube. I think to get similar strength to steel/Al/CFRP, the steerer...
Forum: Techniques April 5th 13, 10:21 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Tom Ace
Rohloff Sprocket: Fifty Bucks???

$50 is a high online price. $33.68 and $37.79:
http://www.bikesonline.com/rohloff-speedhub-sprocket-cassette-cog-17t.htm
http://compare.ebay.com/like/390564892338


On Friday, April 5, 2013...
Forum: Techniques April 5th 13, 07:58 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 101
Views: 1,759
Posted By Tom Ace
Finally finished my Ibis Tranny with Rohloff hub, Now with PIX

On Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:50:38 PM UTC-7, Ralph Barone wrote:

That's just two wheels, and it still costs more than any of my bikes...

Maybe we could use a new group, rec.bicycles.price...
Forum: Techniques April 3rd 13, 05:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 101
Views: 1,759
Posted By Tom Ace
Finally finished my Ibis Tranny with Rohloff hub, Now with PIX

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:36:07 PM UTC-7, datakoll wrote:

1500 ! I ask ask ask why why why did you buy buy buy a
rohlo0ff at xxxx n the rohlooffers say 'unwick dooley zimwa'

I bought it...
Forum: Techniques April 2nd 13, 11:06 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 101
Views: 1,759
Posted By Tom Ace
Finally finished my Ibis Tranny with Rohloff hub, Now with PIX

On Monday, April 1, 2013 6:49:56 PM UTC-7, datakoll wrote:


HOW MANY OF THE ? GEARS ARE YOU USING ?

All 14 of them. There's a 700 foot elevation
change in the ride to town from my house and
the...
Forum: Techniques January 20th 13, 04:06 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 54
Views: 604
Posted By Tom Ace
ARMSTRONG

On Friday, January 18, 2013 9:58:55 AM UTC-8, AMuzi wrote:

IMHO it's a sorry situation when a successful and
disciplined victor is put in a situation of 'lying' while
doing what almost all...
Forum: Techniques January 20th 13, 02:32 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 42
Views: 445
Posted By Tom Ace
THE DOPING DILEMMA by Andre Jute

On Friday, January 18, 2013 2:32:16 PM UTC-8, AMuzi wrote:

Oh, I did not mean to besmirch cyclists above all others.

Take mathematicians for example:

...
Forum: Techniques January 4th 13, 05:14 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 82
Views: 846
Posted By Tom Ace
speaking of Jobst

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:28:34 AM UTC-8, AMuzi wrote:


he appeared quite muddle-headed in this ng for at least 6 months
before his fall. He was more frequently attempting to defend
...
Forum: Techniques November 21st 12, 04:32 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Tom Ace
Shimano Nexus roller clutch failing to engage in 5th gear

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:06:49 PM UTC-8, James wrote:

Also, try to apply more even torque. Try to pull back as
the crank goes through 6 o'clock, and push forward through
12 o'clock. ...
Forum: Techniques November 14th 12, 03:11 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 23
Views: 423
Posted By Tom Ace
Freehub service Oil or Grease?

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:33:07 PM UTC-8, James wrote:

In the free hub ratchet assy, use medium to light oil. Motor oil is
probably ok (15w-?). Gear oil (80w-90) probably to...
Forum: Techniques October 13th 12, 03:47 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Tom Ace
How to achieve 127mm OLD with a Nexus 8 IGH?

On Friday, October 12, 2012 1:19:58 PM UTC-7, Hugh Kelley wrote:

Any experiences to share?

This is peripheral to the question you asked--
but whatever you do, consider chainline as...
Forum: Techniques July 23rd 12, 05:56 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Tom Ace
what was the bicycle with the variable-tooth sprocket?

On Sunday, July 22, 2012 4:54:53 PM UTC-7, (PeteCresswell) wrote:

OTOH, I just looked at a Rohloff price: Twelve-Hundred Bucks !!!!

I think I paid something around 800 for mine.... Talk...
Forum: Techniques July 22nd 12, 05:11 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Tom Ace
what was the bicycle with the variable-tooth sprocket?

In 1996, I test-rode a bike with a prototype of the
mechanism described in US patent 5,516,132 and shown at
http://minortriad.com/cvt.html

The number of teeth effectively varies.
It's impractical...
Forum: Techniques July 8th 12, 07:56 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Tom Ace
NEWS FROM HEEBEVILLE

On Sunday, July 8, 2012 11:12:39 AM UTC-7, wrote:

Heebe is a well known offensive anti-semitic slur.

Yup. He's used it several times here before, and
he's been reminded that...
Forum: Techniques June 13th 12, 04:33 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 73
Views: 1,472
Posted By Tom Ace
Salsa Delgado 700c Rim: Cracks?

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:58:10 PM UTC-7, thirty-six wrote:

the use of washers and/or the judicious opening and/or realignment of
the eyelets is a better option when one is unable/unwilling to...
Forum: Techniques June 12th 12, 11:08 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 73
Views: 1,472
Posted By Tom Ace
Salsa Delgado 700c Rim: Cracks?

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:10:10 AM UTC-7, (PeteCresswell) wrote:

Symmetrical wheel (Rohloff hub).

Did you lace cross-2 or cross-1?

Rohloff recommends cross-2 for a rim of that diameter
and I...
Forum: Techniques May 30th 12, 11:42 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Tom Ace
One day he'll understand what 1/2 step gearing is. :-)

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:44:54 AM UTC-7, Chalo wrote:

The thing that makes half-step so ludicrously impractical
is that *every single shift* is a front derailleur shift,
when the front...
Forum: Techniques May 11th 12, 11:35 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 390
Views: 6,610
Posted By Tom Ace
Fixing the World's Problems

On Friday, May 11, 2012 11:13:49 AM UTC-7, Jay Beattie wrote:

Apart from the cash going to the seller, in reality, the originator
sells the loan, so it gets its cash. The loan is then parted...
Forum: Techniques April 5th 12, 03:59 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 83
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tom Ace
Front brake caliper on the back of a fork

On Apr 4, 6:45*pm, John B. wrote:
On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 18:28:22 -0700 (PDT), thirty-six
Snide commentry, *or should that be wrong side componentry. *:-)

Not at all. I...
Forum: Techniques March 30th 12, 06:32 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 83
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tom Ace
Front brake caliper on the back of a fork

On Mar 30, 10:14*am, thirty-six wrote:
On Mar 30, 6:00*pm, Tom Ace wrote:

On Mar 30, 9:38*am, Frank Krygowski wrote:

On...
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