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10-17-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By BFisher

There's always copper sheet: ...

There's always copper sheet:
https://www.mcmaster.com/metals/copper-brass-and-bronze/material~copper/multipurpose-110-copper-sheets-and-bars-9/thickness~0-021/

12"x12" for $16.95. Make a bunch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 402,311
Posted By BFisher

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10-11-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,438
Posted By BFisher

I can finally post here! Just got this back from...

I can finally post here! Just got this back from Groody Brothers. 1986 Miyata 912. Can't wait to build it up....
10-11-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By BFisher

Wyoming Valley, Back Mountain area. ...

Wyoming Valley, Back Mountain area.
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10-10-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By BFisher

halb, please stay on topic. Take any issue you...

halb, please stay on topic. Take any issue you have up with the member and/or mods.

This thread is about roadsters. Do you have one?
10-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,409
Posted By BFisher

I'm cracking up. :roflmao2:

I'm cracking up. :roflmao2:
10-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By BFisher

First ride on the Tourist today - 15 miles. ...

First ride on the Tourist today - 15 miles.
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10-04-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,318
Posted By BFisher

Doesn't really matter much either way. I've done...

Doesn't really matter much either way. I've done the 27 to 700 swap, and motivation was broader tire options. Brake reach can get iffy, but not always.

I built my '73 Super Course into a 3 speed...
10-03-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 757
Posted By BFisher

I voted leave 'em. The bike looks good loud, and...

I voted leave 'em. The bike looks good loud, and one of the reasons for me is that the frame is so large. The wheels, being black, look smaller without the labels. The Diamond Back graphics stand out...
10-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By BFisher

Do I see wideish tires? I definitely see fender...

Do I see wideish tires? I definitely see fender eyelets. Cantis. Nice bell...

Build yourself a sweet randonneur? TA crank, racks, choice baggage. Could be one heck of a French fender fantasy...
10-02-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,823
Posted By BFisher

Damn, MKS makes a nice looking product!

Damn, MKS makes a nice looking product!
09-30-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,558
Posted By BFisher

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Adapter is for Presta valves.

My compressor is a 1hp, 7 gallon...
09-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,368
Posted By BFisher

I will say that if I were running customer...

I will say that if I were running customer service at Probikekit, I'd overnight you a new set on the house.

Supply chains are wonky and it sucks, for sure.
09-30-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,558
Posted By BFisher

Air compressor and digital tire gauge at home -...

Air compressor and digital tire gauge at home - always.

Zefal HPX frame pump on the road.

It is unfortunate, but most bike pumps out there are toys at best.

Get a nice little compressor and...
09-29-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,149
Posted By BFisher

Andy_K, That Stella might be the most beautiful...

Andy_K, That Stella might be the most beautiful frameset I've ever seen.

Favorite is something I don't really experience much. I love riding my Ironman, but I don't want to ride it every time....
09-29-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,823
Posted By BFisher

Lyotard mod. 36 ...

Lyotard mod. 36
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09-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,553
Posted By BFisher

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol: When I was...

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol:

When I was about 10 or 11 years old my grandfather gave me a pocket knife just like the one I posted. He got it in the Navy. Unfortunately I lost it. Bummed out...
09-26-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By BFisher

Roadsters Only: Let's See Them!

Raleigh, Gazelle, Flying Pigeon, CWS, English, Dutch, Italian, Chinese...Let's hear it for the humble roadster. Not your light, "Sports" types - I'm talking about the full Monty.
I just picked up...
09-25-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,553
Posted By BFisher

Snack time ...

Snack time

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09-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By BFisher

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics! From...

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics!

From today:
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09-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By BFisher

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake...

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake shoes of the same style work great.

Mild words of caution on Velo-Orange options:

1. Their stainless hardware for their shoe assemblies is rather...
09-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 733,941
Posted By BFisher

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as...

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as decoration, so this bike got its crank, pedals, sweet Motobecane branded headset with black top nut, and tires. I filled in the slots in the spider using a...
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9,340
Views: 906,272
Posted By BFisher

:lol: Wow, I'm fast today! (I turn...

:lol:
Wow, I'm fast today!

(I turn around)

No, I'm not.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By BFisher

I always approach these things based on what I...

I always approach these things based on what I would pay for an item. Bid as much as you are comfortable paying. That way if you are outbid, well, you didn't want to pay more anyway.

Even if an...
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 140,740
Posted By BFisher

Right on. Raleighs are about as rare as...

Right on.
Raleighs are about as rare as pennies, although plenty of sellers seem to believe otherwise.

Fun recent observation - every time I take my Raleigh out for a spin, I see a great blue...
09-22-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,823
Posted By BFisher

Don't they? Here's a pair of Atom 600 from...

Don't they?

Here's a pair of Atom 600 from 1979
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09-22-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,823
Posted By BFisher

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch...

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch Mistral Leader:
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09-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By BFisher

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is...

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is excellent, and stays white much longer than cork or cotton.
09-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,608
Posted By BFisher

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this...

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this tribute/replica! Nothing says Raleigh like blobs of weld/braze (coming from a very pleased owner of a '73 Carlton Raleigh).
09-20-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By BFisher

So cool! What a great job!

So cool! What a great job!
09-19-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,654
Posted By BFisher

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive...

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive straightness. Kind of like how so many people, mostly guys, can't tell purple from pink or blue. Some forks are obviously very, very bent, and the owner...
09-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,368
Posted By BFisher

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.
09-18-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,693
Posted By BFisher

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi....

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi. There was once even a hollow chromoly OPC, believe it or not. https://www.planetbmx.com/shop/tange-sealed-american-bottom-bracket-for-1-pc-cranks.html...
09-17-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By BFisher

Fantastic! Looks great!

Fantastic! Looks great!
09-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,608
Posted By BFisher

No strong opinion either way. One could do better...

No strong opinion either way. One could do better for the money, I think.

Maybe they should have called it a tribute instead of a replica? Price it accordingly?

Probably a nice riding bike.
...
09-16-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,368
Posted By BFisher

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny...

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny violin.
09-16-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,368
Posted By BFisher

It really is luck of the draw regarding shipping...

It really is luck of the draw regarding shipping these days. Probikekit sent it out, right? I just got something from them rather promptly in PA. Also got some wheels from overseas in two days. Not...
09-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By BFisher

A couple shots from today's ride. ...

A couple shots from today's ride.
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Market St. Bridge,...
09-11-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 211,298
Posted By BFisher

This is now on its way out to be refinished: ...

This is now on its way out to be refinished:
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Guess this will make me a...
09-10-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 334,806
Posted By BFisher

It's stamped "Wheelmen & Co." Can't remember...

It's stamped "Wheelmen & Co." Can't remember where I got it; likely eBay. ...
09-09-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,693
Posted By BFisher

Lots of truth there ^^. So much of the old stuff...

Lots of truth there ^^. So much of the old stuff sat around way more than it was used. More often than not, whenever I have acquired an old Electroforged Schiwnn, all mechanicals were in great shape....
09-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,175
Posted By BFisher

They should do a throwback day. Pick an era and...

They should do a throwback day. Pick an era and have all riders adhere to the gear and rules of that time.
09-02-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,342
Posted By BFisher

Can't say I have a favorite, although anything...

Can't say I have a favorite, although anything rccardr builds gets the salivary glands going. Lots of nice stuff posted already.

I will add an honorable mention for Shimano 6500.

-Nicely...
09-01-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 334,806
Posted By BFisher

I'm really liking the three speed version of my...

I'm really liking the three speed version of my Super Course. It's been a smooth operator, and I think I got the gearing just right for my needs. ...
08-30-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By BFisher

I always thought these would make an excellent...

I always thought these would make an excellent platform for an IGH conversion, with either drop bars or upright.
08-30-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,204
Posted By BFisher

francophile, your descriptions make sense to me,...

francophile, your descriptions make sense to me, as do the suggestions by everyone else who has tried to help by posting experiences and knowledge. It was said that this is a hard place to learn...
08-29-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,020
Posted By BFisher

Don't forget, with carbon fiber you have to...

Don't forget, with carbon fiber you have to remember to keep it away from dogs as they may chew through it. Especially bull terriers.

My cat started nibbling on the leg of a steel kitchen stool...
08-29-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,204
Posted By BFisher

To summarize: the OP is trying to match angles...

To summarize: the OP is trying to match angles with one pin still installed. He hasn't compared the two pins, and has apparently been riding his bike around with one crank arm. He has no frame of...
08-27-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,423
Posted By BFisher

The bike looks fantastic, but do get those brake...

The bike looks fantastic, but do get those brake pads turned to face the opposite of how they are mounted now. The pads can launch out of the holders, leaving you brakeless.
08-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,162
Posted By BFisher

I feel for those who routinely put up with...

I feel for those who routinely put up with goatheads, harsh headwinds, loads and loads of rain.

I am a solo rider and live in a valley. Down the river and back is flatish, and I can get an...
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