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07-01-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yours is a beauty. :thumb: I have a 1970 -...

Yours is a beauty. :thumb: I have a 1970 - identical to yours but apparently not in the catalogue for that year. It demanded to be set up as a randonneur, and who was I to say no? Significant...
06-26-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 57,021
Views: 8,223,719
Posted By PilotFishBob

SC MkII frame/fork - $20. Assuming no hidden...

SC MkII frame/fork - $20. Assuming no hidden issues (one non-DS pic) a no-brainer. If I were near St. Louis I'd grab it for some unforeseen future project.
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06-24-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,132,355
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wait for daylight or use a flash? No way, let's...

Wait for daylight or use a flash? No way, let's get edgy. Or something... Every photo taken with illumination from a flashlight from the looks of it.
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06-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 57,021
Views: 8,223,719
Posted By PilotFishBob

At $150 this Schwinn Volare is extremely...

At $150 this Schwinn Volare is extremely tempting. Too many bikes or not if I were in the Denver area I'd be on this.

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/parker-cool-retro-10-speed/7141886335.html...
05-22-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57,021
Views: 8,223,719
Posted By PilotFishBob

If I weren't trying to downsize I'd already have...

If I weren't trying to downsize I'd already have been wailing for a facilitator. It looks a bit bigger than 58cm - it looks great.
05-20-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By PilotFishBob

Did this for my '85, for some reason the PO had...

Did this for my '85, for some reason the PO had removed this and the seat tube decals. Finding a decent photo of one was a bear, I had some assistance from forum members on that. I'd never previously...
05-14-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 57,021
Views: 8,223,719
Posted By PilotFishBob

Just one pic, drive side at least. $500 - If I...

Just one pic, drive side at least. $500 - If I lived in the Reno area...

https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/d/sparks-merlin/7124150138.html
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05-13-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,555
Posted By PilotFishBob

"Why is there an unused condom in this...

"Why is there an unused condom in this handlebar???" (From last year, I put it back in for a future owner to ponder: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1187651-first-me.html)
05-08-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,465
Posted By PilotFishBob

I like the ATD gel-padded gloves for the classic...

I like the ATD gel-padded gloves for the classic look when I want that. Very cushy.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x663/atd_abe406e9df706d0785b7c13542c95dee47013552.jpg

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05-03-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,393
Posted By PilotFishBob

If Bianchigirll's hearse shifts with a Hurst,...

If Bianchigirll's hearse shifts with a Hurst, she is indeed awesome!! ;)

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05-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,734
Posted By PilotFishBob

After I got hit by the semi in St. Louis last...

After I got hit by the semi in St. Louis last year the first thing I did after I'd gathered my wits was to climb out and check the Paramount on the rear rack. Was upset and angry that the car was...
04-30-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 35,796
Posted By PilotFishBob

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04-28-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,916
Posted By PilotFishBob

Bike gone, uncertainty resolved, potential rift...

Bike gone, uncertainty resolved, potential rift in space-time fabric averted, chalkboard equations erased. Tune in for the next episode. :)
04-26-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,734
Posted By PilotFishBob

+1 on skipping the Synchro downtube gear. I have...

+1 on skipping the Synchro downtube gear. I have an '89 Bianchi outfitted with it, looks great but very hit-and-miss on indexing to the point I just leave it in friction mode.
04-26-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,393
Posted By PilotFishBob

Glad you're in. Tough job, especially now when...

Glad you're in. Tough job, especially now when getting friends to help out with the aid of pizza and beer probably isn't a viable option.
04-25-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,003
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have a '63 P13 Deluxe, S/N is P39, just a few...

I have a '63 P13 Deluxe, S/N is P39, just a few removed from your specimen. The almost nonexistent remnants of downtube logo were the post-Disney font, that was dropped later in 1963 at some point....
04-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,916
Posted By PilotFishBob

Apropos - Are we not irrational people? :)

Apropos - Are we not irrational people? :)
04-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,916
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ooh. A box with something inside it existing in...

Ooh. A box with something inside it existing in a state of uncertainty. Schrodinger's Cat I tells ya! Or hazetguy's bike - same thing.
04-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By PilotFishBob

Dressed up in full livery she might have a change...

Dressed up in full livery she might have a change of heart...

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04-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 636,919
Posted By PilotFishBob

After over 4 years waiting its turn I finally got...

After over 4 years waiting its turn I finally got to my 1970 Raleigh Competition last week, took it for a 24 mile ride today. First outing on 32mm tires, still a little tweaking to do but it's is...
04-01-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,379
Posted By PilotFishBob

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03-21-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,498
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wish I had a newer photo... I've been lucky in...

Wish I had a newer photo... I've been lucky in my acquisitions and it's a difficult call but this is both beautiful and distinctive though perhaps a wee bit garish...
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03-17-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,410
Posted By PilotFishBob

No rain outside for the first time in days and...

No rain outside for the first time in days and the sun actually dared to show its face. I sneaked out for a minute to take a pic......
03-09-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wonder if the bolts are titanium if not steel?

Wonder if the bolts are titanium if not steel?
03-08-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 57,021
Views: 8,223,719
Posted By PilotFishBob

It's not just you - noticed it too. Looks like a...

It's not just you - noticed it too. Looks like a small dent at the point where a bend seems to start 1/2 between the brake and the top of the cluster.
03-03-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57,021
Views: 8,223,719
Posted By PilotFishBob

$60 - If I were in the vicinity I'd definitely go...

$60 - If I were in the vicinity I'd definitely go take a look.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-1967-carlton-vintage-bike/7086158227.html...
02-02-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13,962
Views: 2,978,800
Posted By PilotFishBob

Was at the Co Op yesterday to drop off some parts...

Was at the Co Op yesterday to drop off some parts they might find useful and noticed a Schwinn in the storage room. Brooks saddle, mildewed but nice. Shimano S.I.S. Crappy rattle can respray and...
01-25-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By PilotFishBob

Turned out the seller was in financial straits,...

Turned out the seller was in financial straits, had a air of the desperate. The ask was only $400 but I offered more to ease my conscience, and I still got a great deal in my opinion. Transferring...
01-25-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 198,678
Posted By PilotFishBob

:thumb: Here's a 2 1/2 minute clip with this from...

:thumb: Here's a 2 1/2 minute clip with this from 'Project A'. Bikes everywhere... The usual Chan mix of action and comedy, the man could work with anything....
01-25-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,165
Posted By PilotFishBob

Neat. It looks like something used for...

Neat. It looks like something used for interrogations by the Spanish Inquisition (which no one ever expects, of course)...
01-25-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By PilotFishBob

My 1963 P-13 Deluxe, on OfferUp which I was...

My 1963 P-13 Deluxe, on OfferUp which I was unfamiliar with at the time it was posted Sept. 2018 in the "Ebay / Craigslist" thread. The affair proved to be a somewhat risky adventure that...
01-24-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,360
Posted By PilotFishBob

Just the one in my bike room. I have Brunel's...

Just the one in my bike room. I have Brunel's book and picked up the poster last year....
01-22-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,165
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have a few. Digital has made me a bit lazy but...

I have a few. Digital has made me a bit lazy but I still occasionally use the Nikons and Yashikas as well as drag out my developing gear to do a little B&W processing and printing. The last time I...
01-09-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,214
Views: 706,292
Posted By PilotFishBob

KoolStop makes a MAFAC pad replacement - I use...

KoolStop makes a MAFAC pad replacement - I use them and they're great. Local bike shops here don''t stock, I have to get them online at amazon or ebay. If you have a bike co-op where you are I'd pay...
01-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,923
Posted By PilotFishBob

I'm no pastorbob but I've taken freewheels apart...

I'm no pastorbob but I've taken freewheels apart and rebuilt them - it's a bit tricky the first few times, mainly the reassembly. More often my 'quick and dirty' is to just flush with WD40, then...
12-31-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,923
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yours will turn out nicely I suspect. The tires...

Yours will turn out nicely I suspect. The tires are a set of cheap Kendas. When I first got this I thought I'd just fix it up and move it quickly hence the tires selected, but the darned thing grew...
12-28-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,923
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have your '72's twin, though mine has a...

I have your '72's twin, though mine has a cotterless crank. Bought it for $50, it had been hanging upside down in the PO's garage rafters for 30+ years... I left the Simplex gear on but I keep a...
12-18-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 203,405
Posted By PilotFishBob

Anything not nailed down in my house is a cat toy.

Anything not nailed down in my house is a cat toy.
12-14-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-12-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,895
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wouldn't miss it, I'll be there. This will be...

Wouldn't miss it, I'll be there. This will be round three for me as well, gets better every year.
12-11-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 203,405
Posted By PilotFishBob

Bird videos are great - until the cat launches...

Bird videos are great - until the cat launches into the screen. Ask me how I know...
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11-24-19, 04:59 PM
11-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 203,405
Posted By PilotFishBob

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The Keeper of the Flame is on duty for another winter season.
11-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,702
Posted By PilotFishBob

The arctic blast we just got pretty much ruined...

The arctic blast we just got pretty much ruined it for this year, but normally the little maple in my front yard puts on a spectacular show. No bike in the pic, none I have can compete with that.
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11-09-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By PilotFishBob

Was thinking the same re DNA - if I had a UV lamp...

Was thinking the same re DNA - if I had a UV lamp handy I could ascertain. :foo: Oh well, positive it's unused and knowing it had to have been in there for 20-30+ years based on the bike, cloth tape...
11-09-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By PilotFishBob

Well, it's not a tickler. :lol:

Well, it's not a tickler. :lol:
11-09-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By PilotFishBob

A first for me.

Finally started on a Moto Grand Record that's been in the queue for awhile. Working on the components I got around to the handlebar, pulled the cloth tape, bar plugs and levers off and was getting...
10-31-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,203
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Wait - re-read after I posted the pic - these aren't from events,...
09-10-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,356
Posted By PilotFishBob

'72 PX-10, not sure if I've posted this pic...

'72 PX-10, not sure if I've posted this pic elsewhere previously... One of my favorites.
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09-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,695
Posted By PilotFishBob

I left FB in July last year, I miss some of the...

I left FB in July last year, I miss some of the bike groups I was following but other than those it was problematic. The increasingly negative 'Friends' chatter was bad but worse were the problems...
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