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10-04-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,840
Posted By Mr Carl

For 4 years, I took in unwanted bikes to rebuild...

For 4 years, I took in unwanted bikes to rebuild and give away free to kids and some adults. I recently quit that project and ended up with lots of parts. With those parts, I have helped countless...
09-16-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,355
Posted By Mr Carl

One LBS is 3 miles away and the other 10 miles...

One LBS is 3 miles away and the other 10 miles away. I know the owners and staff. When I go in, I end up talking for 15-30 minutes. I'm afraid if I stay too much longer they might put me to work.
08-12-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,848
Posted By Mr Carl

Mid 60's Sears 5 speed made in Austria is...

Mid 60's Sears 5 speed made in Austria is comfortable to me. Plus, due to the green color, I ride it in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade here
1960 Western Flyer 3 speed made in England
Modern...
07-15-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,208
Posted By Mr Carl

Watch You Tube videos on how to make a cheap...

Watch You Tube videos on how to make a cheap truing stand if you don't want to turn your bike upside down, as suggested. Practice on a cheap wheel first until you get the knack. DIY saves a lot of...
06-10-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,030
Posted By Mr Carl

I don't really worry about that stuff. I just...

I don't really worry about that stuff. I just ride like I don't have a care.
06-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,030
Posted By Mr Carl

I was a chemist for a couple of paint companies...

I was a chemist for a couple of paint companies for 20 years around paint solvents and now I need to worry about chain lube?
04-29-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,461
Posted By Mr Carl

I get several things on line. But, there are...

I get several things on line. But, there are times I go to my LBS for quick items. On line and LBS are needed
03-11-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,645
Posted By Mr Carl

I have newer bikes, but, I really enjoy my 1960...

I have newer bikes, but, I really enjoy my 1960 Western Flyer 3 speed (made in England) and my mid-60's Sears 5 speed (made in Austria)
03-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,892
Posted By Mr Carl

Same for me on thee bike stand. I rebuild bikes...

Same for me on thee bike stand. I rebuild bikes and give them to the local kids. Last year, I was given a heavy, all metal bike repair stand. Great for the unheated garage. Just purchased a new...
02-19-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,716
Posted By Mr Carl

I am, basically, old school. I have newer and...

I am, basically, old school. I have newer and nicer bikes, but I really enjoy my 5 speed Sears bike made in Austria. I ride it while my 1960 Western Flyer 3 speed is down for repairs/maintenance.
02-05-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,666
Posted By Mr Carl

My wife has 3 bikes and I have, well, a lot. All...

My wife has 3 bikes and I have, well, a lot. All are different years and gears. I found that by hanging them I could get more in the space I have. I already told my wife, when the girl moves out, her...
02-05-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,009
Posted By Mr Carl

I recently saved a 1958 Schwinn Varsity from the...

I recently saved a 1958 Schwinn Varsity from the dumpster. I may fix it to ride with vintage parts or close to it. It isn't a rare bike, but like the style and ride of the vintage bikes. I, mainly,...
02-05-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,903
Posted By Mr Carl

when my wife sees former co-workers, they talk...

when my wife sees former co-workers, they talk about health care and what they are doing now. When we see friends that have the same interests as me, (guns and bikes), she listens and gives me the...
01-28-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,742
Posted By Mr Carl

I got 7 more bikes to rebuild to give away to...

I got 7 more bikes to rebuild to give away to kids who have none
01-28-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,505
Posted By Mr Carl

I always considered my 1958 Schwinn Varsity and...

I always considered my 1958 Schwinn Varsity and early 1970's Sears 5 Speed (made in Austria) vintage.
01-21-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,868
Posted By Mr Carl

I understand the struggle. I rebuild...

I understand the struggle. I rebuild unwanted/donated bikes to give to those who have none and cannot afford anything. Even though these are usually low end China made bikes, it is amazing how many...
10-09-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,742
Posted By Mr Carl

This green and white looks just like mine with...

This green and white looks just like mine with the exception of the shifter. My 5 speed shifter is on the center bar. Great looking bike, you have
Forum: Introductions
03-06-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Mr Carl

Greetings from Independence, MO. I am originally...

Greetings from Independence, MO. I am originally from Neshoba County, MS, but most of my life has been here. Two years ago I started asking for unwanted/abused bikes to refurbish for the local kids...
03-05-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,742
Posted By Mr Carl

I noticed this bike has the paddle shifter on the...

I noticed this bike has the paddle shifter on the handle bar stem. I just picked up one with the shifter on the frame. It was made in Austria with the Campagnolo derailer and brake pads. I am unsure...
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