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08-07-20, 10:35 PM
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Views: 184
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

The Mystery of D K Swan

A beautiful bike and a cool story (https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/1949-d-k-swan-swan-sports/?tax=tour&tid=36), if you've not heard it. ...
08-03-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

If you make a loud noise, they will dart back...

If you make a loud noise, they will dart back into their holes.
07-11-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,632
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

I was just sure that the unconventional thing was...

I was just sure that the unconventional thing was going to be the installation of a two-tooth, eccentric chainring.
07-10-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

I now believe that the first digit in the SN is...

I now believe that the first digit in the SN is 4, and I declare that it might be one of these:
...
07-09-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Mystery (Raleigh???) Roadster - Help me figure out year and model?

I got this bike a few months ago, and my research so far has been very inconclusive. It's a basic black, rod-brake, 635-wheeled Raleigh-ish roadster, and it looks older, maybe pre WWII. But I'll be...
07-02-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Those look very handsome! But my bike has rod...

Those look very handsome! But my bike has rod brakes that I wish to retain, so I may have to get rims from Europe.
07-01-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

US source for aluminum ETRTO 635 Westwood rims?

Thinking of an alternate wheel set for my mystery 1930s roaster. Looks like they can be had from Dutch Bike Bits, but does anyone know of a US source? I read that the former Flying Pigeon LA guy sold...
06-13-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Arrow Assist system recommendation

I want to set up my mother in law with a power-assist upright trike, either with an add-on kit or an OEM trike.

Last I paid any attention, BionX was the assist (not throttle-driven) system of...
05-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Yes, I guess if those aren't 26" wheels, that...

Yes, I guess if those aren't 26" wheels, that frame is a neutering honker.
05-22-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Or is the his maybe a Raleigh?

Or is the his maybe a Raleigh?
05-22-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

His 'n hers 1930s-ish Sunbeams - hers with lit' oil bath

Just won the auctions, so I don't know much. Both will full chaincases, hers with 3-speed hub and top tube shifter (anybody can ID from this photo?). Canvas-topped saddles, alas. His has interesting...
05-05-20, 07:36 PM
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Views: 647,833
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

You gave that bike its dignity back!

You gave that bike its dignity back!
03-02-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,896
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

What are you supposed to do with the plug at the...

What are you supposed to do with the plug at the end of the cable?
02-04-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Even the ads are full of awesome stuff.

Even the ads are full of awesome stuff.
01-21-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,085
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Loving this thread. Thank you! Any markings...

Loving this thread. Thank you!

Any markings on the hub shells?
10-31-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

One Raleigh Record Ace, please. Pardon, 39...

One Raleigh Record Ace, please.

Pardon, 39 pounds 5 shillings? My good man, here is 40 pounds. Please keep the change, and a merry Christmas to you.
10-29-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Not an expert, but: A Sports has 26-inch...

Not an expert, but:

A Sports has 26-inch (590) wheels. See the explanation here:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/sports.html

The DL-1 has giant 635 wheels and often rod-actuated...
09-17-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,280
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

I had the really springy one back when VO sold...

I had the really springy one back when VO sold it. Saddle leather was fine (though it apparently needed the reinforcement the manufacturer put on the underside). I rode it with the saddle set all the...
05-01-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,956
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Lighting aesthetics have always been a C&V...

Lighting aesthetics have always been a C&V sticking point for me. Great info in this thread on some keen and not-hideous products I'd never heard of before.
02-27-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

You gotta watch the promotional video for the...

You gotta watch the promotional video for the GOKISO hub. It somehow paired modern animation and video quality with the style and sound effects of 1983.

GOKISO Super Climber Hub...
02-25-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

If I answer this, and it turns out they're made...

If I answer this, and it turns out they're made with the larger ID because I didn't do my research, I'll be embarrassed. So I decline to say. But it's the Nitto Promenade B601AA.

I did ask if...
02-24-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Thanks, Jeff. Yes I saw an earlier post of yours...

Thanks, Jeff. Yes I saw an earlier post of yours on this. I'd probably screw this up, so I maybe just ask someone to do the bars for me. Either Terracycle or maybe Mark Stonich, and I believe I've...
02-23-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Ah I've never heard of these. Thanks!

Ah I've never heard of these. Thanks!
02-23-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Boring out bars for bar-end shifters

Just suppose you are dead set on a certain handlebar that is only made with an ID too small for bar-end shifters.

I have seen Sheldon Brown's photos of a jig for drilling them out, but I don't...
02-22-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,658
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

A double-leg kickstand and the fork stabilizer...

A double-leg kickstand and the fork stabilizer would go together nicely on a loaded bike.

That bike is dreamy.
02-19-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

simmonsgc looks cool! Thanks!

simmonsgc looks cool! Thanks!
02-19-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,809
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

This is my rat bike. I call if the Four Seasons. ...

This is my rat bike. I call if the Four Seasons.

Why? Because you ride it year round?

No, because it took four rounds coating it in flax oil and heating it in the oven to get it to polymerize....
02-18-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Right. There are many choices in black plastic,...

Right. There are many choices in black plastic, one I saw in chrome (of course could do aluminum or steel but Id rather have plastic) and silver. Probably some white in my search. But the colors Id...
02-18-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Fender recommendation for MTB

Finally setting up my '85 Schwinn Mirada, a 26"-wheel bike with canti brakes, which I've had as a frame for a while, and which has a nice brown paint color. I had long assumed it would be easy to...
02-04-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,377
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Linda Ronstadt, 1978

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/650x980/linda_20ronstadt_201978_2017_f3acecfee695373503db573c6681cb7a300d5190.jpg
01-17-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Having recently been to the Netherlands, I have...

Having recently been to the Netherlands, I have to say that American-style adversarial cycling and the terrifying street designs that promote it are for the birds.
12-18-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,119
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

FFD ==> Front Freewheel Drive

FFD ==> Front Freewheel Drive
12-07-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Interesting to imagine this bike in this small...

Interesting to imagine this bike in this small town in France not long after the war. My general understanding is that most of Europe was just devastated at that time, and the Bianchi factory was...
12-03-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

:popcorn

:popcorn
12-02-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Ha I thought you said "gigante" because of the...

Ha I thought you said "gigante" because of the frame size.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Whoa! Super cool hidden treasure of this thread.

Whoa! Super cool hidden treasure of this thread.
10-14-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
10-14-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x422/bbtool_bolt_e846c6e0faf4a50e76f9e074a27df4a6ab6bf245.jpg
I have used Sheldon Brown's bolt thing with great success on many occasions....
09-08-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 16,595
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Well, you've come this far! It's the perfect time...

Well, you've come this far! It's the perfect time to add canti posts for your 650b conversion! :lol:
02-05-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Well that is bloody brilliant.

Well that is bloody brilliant.
01-08-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Fork's bent.

Fork's bent.
12-07-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,587
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

What a very strange beast. Rear is smaller for...

What a very strange beast. Rear is smaller for lower center of gravity? Why not both wheels smaller--a sort of mountain Moulton?
12-02-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,382
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

I'm laughing about this. My first trip out with...

I'm laughing about this. My first trip out with DT shifter-equipped bike. Reached down to shift, swerved into traffic and nearly died, tried again, put my fingers right in the spokes BZZZZZZZZZZZ...
11-28-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,392
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Someone was selling reproductions of these --...

Someone was selling reproductions of these -- machined from stainless, I think. I kept a link that I got on this forum, but now it's defunct. :(
10-28-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

If only this could be done on main tubes. :(

If only this could be done on main tubes. :(
10-24-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

You obviously haven't seen every bike ever...

You obviously haven't seen every bike ever donated to a bike co-op. So much BioPace. Bike co-ops are like egg farms.
09-07-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,243
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Shiver me timbers.

Shiver me timbers.
08-27-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,575
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

It's like the poor man's Pedersen.

It's like the poor man's Pedersen.
08-25-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,902
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Aw, for a second, I thought Frank the Welder was...

Aw, for a second, I thought Frank the Welder was back. :(
08-25-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

The problem with many classic recumbents (the...

The problem with many classic recumbents (the early Easy Racer Tour Easy or the BikeE) is that the quality got better over time. Early Easy Racers products were a bit rough. The earliest BikeE was...
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