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09-26-20, 07:04 AM
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Posted By thumpism

Yes to both, I'd say. Avocet Women's saddle.

Yes to both, I'd say. Avocet Women's saddle.
09-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,743
Posted By thumpism

I just use a dab of grease or a few drops of oil....

I just use a dab of grease or a few drops of oil. Did not get into that with either of these since the chuck or the hose is the issue right now. I have had to install a slightly larger metal washer...
09-25-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 697
Posted By thumpism

True. I was in Pedal Power yesterday for a part...

True. I was in Pedal Power yesterday for a part and the place was packed, but only about a dozen new bikes. Everything else was in for repair and there was little room for another on the floor. No...
09-25-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,743
Posted By thumpism

Pump fix day for the two house floor pumps, a...

Pump fix day for the two house floor pumps, a Zefal Husky I bought in the '80s and a Vetta that I found in the alley at our old place probably 20 years ago. All solid C&V stuff. The Vetta with its...
09-25-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! I think the rear rack would be advisable...

Welcome! I think the rear rack would be advisable but don't know what carrier for the dog would be adequate. Bottom half of a plastic dog crate, perhaps, or a wicker laundry basket? Having 30+ pounds...
09-25-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,521
Posted By thumpism

It's a $50 bike, no doubt, but Condor Fuji?!?...

It's a $50 bike, no doubt, but Condor Fuji?!? Fuji saddle, even a Fuji ladies' saddle (I swapped out dozens of these back in the day) that was a popular upgrade for female customers does not alter...
09-24-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,440
Posted By thumpism

Don't improve, replace. I have some DC135...

Don't improve, replace. I have some DC135 all-alloy tourist levers to put on mine when I get around to it. Weinmanns will do as well.
09-24-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 86,991
Posted By thumpism

Wings are too far back. Bellerophon sat behind...

Wings are too far back. Bellerophon sat behind the wings astride the mythical horse....
09-24-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,743
Posted By thumpism

When I begin digging in my parts boxes in the...

When I begin digging in my parts boxes in the garage I keep a mud bucket handy and toss in anything I think I might use, whether on the project bike or a different one. Today I found a rear axle...
09-24-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By thumpism

Be aware that if using a poncho, as opposed to a...

Be aware that if using a poncho, as opposed to a raincape, the rear flap of the poncho can blow up and over your head. I had that happen on tour in '74 while wearing a Boy Scout poncho, in traffic,...
09-23-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,743
Posted By thumpism

Working on this Giant townie-type bike I found...

Working on this Giant townie-type bike I found that was missing the seat and post. Found a brochure online that says it takes a 30.9 and the largest one I had was 30.2 so it was off to a local Giant...
09-23-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By thumpism

My Nishiki Cresta GT also has 36F/40R 27' wheels....

My Nishiki Cresta GT also has 36F/40R 27' wheels. It was an '80s thing, mostly.
09-23-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By thumpism

Get a helmet cover. That'll work with whatever...

Get a helmet cover. That'll work with whatever cape/poncho you wind up using. Also, I'd be concerned about losing peripheral vision with a hood. Been there, although the poncho was not a...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 693
Posted By thumpism

I'd take one for listening in camp.

I'd take one for listening in camp.
09-19-20, 06:05 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/78484786...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/784847868933086
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09-19-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 58,232
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Posted By thumpism

Yeah, the early stuff looked clunky but it...

Yeah, the early stuff looked clunky but it worked, and well enough to become ubiquitous on non-drop-bar bikes.
09-19-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,544
Posted By thumpism

I'm just relieved that this discussion is limited...

I'm just relieved that this discussion is limited to bent forks and does not include bent frames with undamaged forks. That's a whole different level of owner non-comprehension.
09-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By thumpism

Mine, shown to noglider in a different thread....

Mine, shown to noglider in a different thread. PVC, a clamp piece and bolt from a Quix seatpost bag, and an aftermarket Aheadset top cap....
09-17-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,521
Posted By thumpism

A bold effort for a worthy goal. It actually...

A bold effort for a worthy goal. It actually looks pretty well executed. And the English used to race tandem trikes....
09-17-20, 06:12 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Nice! I sold a couple of those.

Nice! I sold a couple of those.
09-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,593
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Posted By thumpism

Not to brag, but mine is much more elegant. I...

Not to brag, but mine is much more elegant. I used the metal loop from a Quix seatpost-mount rear bag with its bolt, a small piece of 1" PVC tubing cut straight at one end and shaped at the other to...
09-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 63,994
Posted By thumpism

Found an old Raleigh dumped at a cul-de-sac and...

Found an old Raleigh dumped at a cul-de-sac and brought it home to give to the co-op. Sticker from The Bicycle Tree in Sunnyvale CA. Gotta love that phone number it says to dial: PEU-GEOT, and...
09-17-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14,038
Views: 3,021,496
Posted By thumpism

Saved from the Not a Dump. ...

Saved from the Not a Dump.
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Went back for the Raleigh, which turns out to be not...
09-17-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By thumpism

You might find some living on a handlebar...

You might find some living on a handlebar someplace but I doubt they'd come off intact. Good luck finding NOS ones, but I hope you can find them.
09-17-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14,038
Views: 3,021,496
Posted By thumpism

Went to look at free CL oak near home and went...

Went to look at free CL oak near home and went further downhill to the dead end and found these under a No Dumping sign, so I guess this is a literal save. I grabbed the Giant, a fairly recent...
09-15-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By thumpism

I believe I would take my business elsewhere. I...

I believe I would take my business elsewhere. I worked at three different shops over the years, here and in VT and in WA. Although we did occasionally make mistakes, all three were scrupulously...
09-15-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,521
Posted By thumpism

https://www.capecodfd.com/Police/pd%20sandwich%20c...

https://www.capecodfd.com/Police/pd%20sandwich%20car.jpg

And they call these jam sandwich police cars. It's a visual thing and there are several varieties....
09-15-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 58,232
Views: 8,505,598
Posted By thumpism

Bottle-type generator. You can find 'em on either...

Bottle-type generator. You can find 'em on either side or on either fork blade, depending on the brand of generator and the builder....
09-14-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By thumpism

Good job. I didn't know what tools you have...

Good job.

I didn't know what tools you have or your capabilities, but once you eliminate the variables that you know can cause the problem but didn't you eventually run down the culprit. It had to...
09-14-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,720
Posted By thumpism

Yesterday, just before dark and after all the...

Yesterday, just before dark and after all the chores and dog walks of the day were finished, I squeezed in a 70th birthday ride around the neighborhood on the Nishiki Cresta GT I got several months...
09-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By thumpism

True, but those screws adjust the wheel in only...

True, but those screws adjust the wheel in only one plane, that of the slot of the dropout. If one seat stay is longer than the other it will affect the position of the dropout on that side and,...
09-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 58,232
Views: 8,505,598
Posted By thumpism

Sometimes called a camelback frame. Raleigh used...

Sometimes called a camelback frame. Raleigh used this design on the Colt and some other models. Other makers have also used this. I posted one a few pages back.
09-14-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By thumpism

If you're sure the wheel is correctly dished, and...

If you're sure the wheel is correctly dished, and if you're sure the rear triangle is centered (testing by string alignment or using a Park tool) and if you're sure the dropouts are aligned as...
09-14-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By thumpism

Never ride farther on old tires than you're...

Never ride farther on old tires than you're willing to walk home.
09-13-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,743
Posted By thumpism

Spotted these while out and about. While not a...

Spotted these while out and about. While not a bike it certainly was eye catching. Sure glad my head wasn't in it....
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By thumpism

Duplicate thread. He's already posted them as...

Duplicate thread. He's already posted them as Giants in two other places. We still don't know the location or the sizes of the bikes. Just sayin'.
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By thumpism

Post your location!!! Post the frame sizes of the...

Post your location!!! Post the frame sizes of the bikes. Anyone who knows the bike and wants one needs to know those two vital bits of information.
09-12-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By thumpism

Also post your location. There might be someone...

Also post your location. There might be someone nearby who's always wanted one of those. You never know!
09-12-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By thumpism

That bike looks original, right down to the...

That bike looks original, right down to the grips. Nice find!
09-12-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,440
Posted By thumpism

Try staking it, which is cheap and easy. Get a...

Try staking it, which is cheap and easy. Get a cold chisel and on the backside of the arm go around the swaged part and make nice little radial grooves by whacking the chisel with a BFH. It'll...
09-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,743
Posted By thumpism

Doing some milestone anniversary shopping I came...

Doing some milestone anniversary shopping I came across this, a basic old Mercier updated for townie duty....
09-12-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,521
Posted By thumpism

Good on you for sticking with it. It was...

Good on you for sticking with it. It was beginning to sound scammy. Why not just edit the ad to show the correct number?

Of course, the "old lady" could be some voiceover actress/prankster...
09-12-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,521
Posted By thumpism

^ I suspect not. Somebody probably got a...

^ I suspect not. Somebody probably got a hand-me-down bike and cluelessly modded it to suit his own needs. I'd call.
09-09-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,672
Posted By thumpism

They make it sound like his bike was too big. ...

They make it sound like his bike was too big.
"In another, authorities said the cyclist got down off his bike and struck a man in the face who told him to slow down."
09-07-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58,232
Views: 8,505,598
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/10368707...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1036870753412828
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09-07-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,440
Posted By thumpism

Your 3.3.3 hub is a Shimano, ready identifiable...

Your 3.3.3 hub is a Shimano, ready identifiable by the bellcrank arrangement instead of the Sturmey's indicator chain. I've never seen a Shimano with the bellcrank on the right side so it's possible...
09-06-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By thumpism

It's nice to have the tabs on the washer but not...

It's nice to have the tabs on the washer but not necessary.

Find a dishing gauge to put on that problem wheel. That will show you what you need to know. If the wheel fits in the rear dropouts...
09-06-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By thumpism

There should be 28T rings in 74mm but be certain...

There should be 28T rings in 74mm but be certain the old ones bolt on and are not riveted in place. 28T round will probably be more plentiful than Biopace by now.
09-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58,232
Views: 8,505,598
Posted By thumpism

Watch this $20 Rockhopper be flipped for $200 or...

Watch this $20 Rockhopper be flipped for $200 or more next week.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/richmond-specialized-rockhopper/7191156670.htmlSpecialized Rockhopper - $20...
09-05-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By thumpism

The Terry lever I mentioned earlier also works...

The Terry lever I mentioned earlier also works for installing Vanagon steering rack boots.
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