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02-04-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,061
Posted By roughrider504

The Alyeska is a bit of both! ...

The Alyeska is a bit of both!

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02-04-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 49,133
Posted By roughrider504

New build for me - Schwinn High Sierra. 1.75...

New build for me - Schwinn High Sierra. 1.75 Paselas, Velo Orange Tourist bars and a good helping of shellac. I'm very impressed with the overall quality even knowing the High Sierra was a higher-end...
01-29-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,264
Posted By roughrider504

I did the same thing in October and stuck with it...

I did the same thing in October and stuck with it long enough for it to become what they would call a "lifestyle change". Luckily for me, I didn't have a big sweet tooth. What I did have was a...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,694
Posted By roughrider504

Rivendell doesn't sell a hand crafted dinghy with...

Rivendell doesn't sell a hand crafted dinghy with an extra long tail section? Odd. I bet it would be under $10K too! ;)
01-20-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,238
Posted By roughrider504

I just installed a pair of those Gravelkings and...

I just installed a pair of those Gravelkings and am really excited to try them out!
01-20-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By roughrider504

I converted my Raleigh Aleyska to 700c to fit...

I converted my Raleigh Aleyska to 700c to fit 38's with fenders and the stock canti's worked. Luckily they did since the pivot spring is on the wrong side - you'd either have to make an adapter (I've...
01-19-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 973
Posted By roughrider504

Totally. My DL-1 is displayed in the living room...

Totally. My DL-1 is displayed in the living room underneath a framed Velo Orange poster and a framed Tourist ad from 1939 that I had printed. It fits in very well and is pretty tasteful but I plan on...
12-30-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,469
Posted By roughrider504

You got me there! :lol:

You got me there! :lol:
12-29-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,469
Posted By roughrider504

"Done" is being able to do 20 miles in relative...

"Done" is being able to do 20 miles in relative comfort without anything falling off. The rest is the fun part!
12-24-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13,862
Views: 1,231,666
Posted By roughrider504

Did 21 on the Alyeska while the weather was nice...

Did 21 on the Alyeska while the weather was nice on Sunday.

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12-24-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

I picked this up in January and haven't touched...

I picked this up in January and haven't touched it since.. time flies. Pulled a shifter out of the bin and found the brake pads I ordered a while back.


It wasn't very happy going through the...
12-22-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By roughrider504

Raleigh Cotterless Conversion - Your Opinion!

Hey fellow C&V'ers,

The question that is somehow older than time itself - which route to take when converting a Nottingham Raleigh to cotterless cranks?

Yes, this topic has been beat to death...
12-16-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,989
Posted By roughrider504

Oh snap! I was pretty upset when they closed down...

Oh snap! I was pretty upset when they closed down - Niagara was my source when I actually needed $150+ worth of parts.
02-02-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

Has anyone converted a Sports to square taper...

Has anyone converted a Sports to square taper cranks? I've converted a low end Raleigh Record to square taper back in the day, so I understand the method, just not how a Sports would look without...
01-23-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,449
Posted By roughrider504

Are you okay with wrenching or paying a bike shop...

Are you okay with wrenching or paying a bike shop to deal with the hard stuff? The obvious choice would be a Raleigh Sports, but if it's been sitting for a while, it'll take a little work to get it...
01-22-18, 02:44 PM
01-22-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 676,067
Posted By roughrider504

DQRider, you built Yehuda Moon's bike!

DQRider, you built Yehuda Moon's bike!
01-22-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By roughrider504

When in doubt - it's a Schwinn! That patina is...

When in doubt - it's a Schwinn! That patina is nice, I'd hit it with a coat of clear and call it a day.
01-21-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13,464
Views: 2,686,763
Posted By roughrider504

Do you plan on selling any parts? It'd be cool to...

Do you plan on selling any parts? It'd be cool to build a frame with some parts that were saved from a landfill. Those stories are the best!
01-21-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

That seatpost looks comfy! One of my current...

That seatpost looks comfy! One of my current projects is a 21" Sports. Currently it's fitted with a longer Wald stem and an alloy seatpost - now you've got me thinking about a layback post instead.
01-20-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

For a more solid steering feel, try a road stem...

For a more solid steering feel, try a road stem that extends further forward. You'll have to make a shim in order to keep the smaller Raleigh handlebars, but it's a worthwhile upgrade if that's what...
01-19-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,213
Posted By roughrider504

Coming down off a (junk) motorcycle, scooter and...

Coming down off a (junk) motorcycle, scooter and car buying addiction, a bicycle addiction is nothing! You could buy a craigslist bicycle every week (day?) and still come out ahead!

I bought...
01-16-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

Good to know you've had luck with them. From the...

Good to know you've had luck with them. From the looks of yours, mine need to be filed a bit more.
01-16-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

If you're looking for the fulcrum sleeve, they...

If you're looking for the fulcrum sleeve, they still make them.

https://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/sturmey-archer-fulcrum-sleeve-sold-in-bag-of-10
01-16-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

What cotter pins are y'all using these days? I...

What cotter pins are y'all using these days? I just redid a Sports and used the .99c Pyramid cotter pins. It seems fine.. but I haven't ridden it yet.
01-15-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21,013
Views: 2,028,333
Posted By roughrider504

Picked this gent up a couple weeks ago off CL....

Picked this gent up a couple weeks ago off CL. Overpaid at $260, but it's mostly all there and I couldn't resist! A decade ago I used to ride an Avon roadster from India and have really missed having...
Forum: Introductions
06-07-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By roughrider504

Welcome to BF

Welcome to BF
04-21-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 97,015
Posted By roughrider504

Update! It's been a few years since I made this...

Update! It's been a few years since I made this thread. I inherited my dad's pickup after he passed almost two years ago, yet I use my bicycles as much as possible because the truck is very expensive...
Forum: Foo
11-27-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 3,244,556
Posted By roughrider504

I haven't been riding much at all lately, but I...

I haven't been riding much at all lately, but I finished a sweet Raleigh that will hopefully get me back on the road.

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Forum: Commuting
10-30-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,956,800
Posted By roughrider504

Schwinn Sprint all ready for the 2mi trek to...

Schwinn Sprint all ready for the 2mi trek to work!

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10-30-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,515,679
Posted By roughrider504

Schwinn Sprint, its fun ...

Schwinn Sprint, its fun

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Forum: Commuting
08-30-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,956,800
Posted By roughrider504

Lovin the larger wheels, nice work

Lovin the larger wheels, nice work
Forum: Commuting
07-31-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By roughrider504

New Orleans is a completely different city upon...

New Orleans is a completely different city upon nightfall, and not in the good party way. As long as you stick to the tourist areas you're fine, but venture a little too far out and trouble is easy...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By roughrider504

You could always use a little bit of sheetmetal...

You could always use a little bit of sheetmetal or buy a bike specific shim to make 25.4 fit in a 26.0 stem. It's done rather often and is quite easy.
Forum: Foo
06-01-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 3,244,556
Posted By roughrider504

Hills? What is a hill? :D

Hills? What is a hill? :D
Forum: Foo
05-31-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 3,244,556
Posted By roughrider504

I know Sixty loves my bikes, so here is my Jamis...

I know Sixty loves my bikes, so here is my Jamis in her current form.

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05-15-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,699
Posted By roughrider504

Wow. I'm speechless.

Wow. I'm speechless.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By roughrider504

If you change the handlebars to something more...

If you change the handlebars to something more useful like a Northroad [3 speed handlebar] or even a MTB bar, cruisers aren't that bad.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By roughrider504

Well, the weather should turn out to be horrible...

Well, the weather should turn out to be horrible for tomorrow so you'll have some guilt-free relaxation.
04-09-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By roughrider504

I've used parts bin friction thumb shifters...

I've used parts bin friction thumb shifters clamped on the drop for one of my parts bikes in the past. They also can be mounted next to the stem if you can get the shifters to fit. Its completely...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By roughrider504

Fenders meant for 700x35 tires fit fine on 27x1...

Fenders meant for 700x35 tires fit fine on 27x1 1/8 [28mm] with ample room to spare.
03-26-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,433
Posted By roughrider504

The frame size looks halfway decent compared to...

The frame size looks halfway decent compared to the vast majority of wal-mart bikes being way too small.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By roughrider504

I tried using it and it directed me to use the...

I tried using it and it directed me to use the Interstate. I do believe I would be killed, and I would blame it on Google! :lol:
Forum: Foo
02-24-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,436
Posted By roughrider504

Timex Camper! That is all.

Timex Camper! That is all.
02-21-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 398,248
Posted By roughrider504

Today I found out a XL Harbor Freight tool bag...

Today I found out a XL Harbor Freight tool bag fits perfectly in my flower basket turned rack basket. Pretty sweet

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01-13-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 279,981
Posted By roughrider504

I didn't want to trim the container holders...

I didn't want to trim the container holders before I knew how low I could get it, but they will be trimmed and thrown on the grinder soon before I road test the trailer. This is somewhat of an...
01-13-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 279,981
Posted By roughrider504

Kiddie trailer V2.5, talk about low center of...

Kiddie trailer V2.5, talk about low center of gravity

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12-19-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 279,981
Posted By roughrider504

Here is the kiddie trailer V2. I changed out the...

Here is the kiddie trailer V2. I changed out the flatbed for a more useful container and also added skyways. Since the container is suspended by bolts, it probably wouldn't support too much weight...
Forum: Touring
12-11-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By roughrider504

I know of one off of Tchoupitoulas street close...

I know of one off of Tchoupitoulas street close to the greater new orleans bridge. Basically that whole section of Tchoipitoulas is full of graffiti.
11-26-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
Posted By roughrider504

If you put a spacer between the board and the...

If you put a spacer between the board and the rack, you can still probably mount normal panniers. I'm not completely sure since I've only used homemade panniers, but they are basically the same.
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