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03-30-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,329
Posted By bark_eater

SOUND TRACK

SOUND TRACK
03-28-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,643
Posted By bark_eater

Well... I've got a scoped Red Ryder and a pie...

Well... I've got a scoped Red Ryder and a pie plate gong about 35 yards out for when dinking around with bikes isn't zen enough....
03-27-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,369
Posted By bark_eater

Mine's been filled away in the "archive" and off...

Mine's been filled away in the "archive" and off the project list. I'd be interested to hear about how it rides for you.
03-25-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By bark_eater

Made 2 orders from the same mid west ebay vendor...

Made 2 orders from the same mid west ebay vendor 5 days apart. First order stopped at a local distribution center. . Apparently the black hole of Oak Creek WI. is full so my second package managed to...
03-24-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,466
Posted By bark_eater

Those PDW fenders look to be flat on the top. I...

Those PDW fenders look to be flat on the top. I think the lack of depth and "wrap" is going to make them visually undersized even if they have the same width as a set of traditional fenders.
03-21-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By bark_eater

IRD makes a braze on FD for compact cranks. The...

IRD makes a braze on FD for compact cranks. The might be able to give you the critical dimensions to confirm before ordering.
...
03-06-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By bark_eater

I do the aluminum foil rub on oxidized spokes....

I do the aluminum foil rub on oxidized spokes. If theres actual rust, I'll use Bar Keepers Friend (oxalic acid) with the foil. Probably not necessary but afterwards I neutralize the acid with...
03-04-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,227
Posted By bark_eater

Not necessarily. If you can make use of 52-11, ...

Not necessarily. If you can make use of 52-11, pushing 127 gear inches at 35 mph, more power to ya. You can tell me all about it when you lap me.
03-02-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,227
Posted By bark_eater

I got a new scheme... If I take a 10 speed cog an...

I got a new scheme... If I take a 10 speed cog an add a 1 mm spacer and factor in the extra thickness of the 7 speed second position cog I get a center to center of 5.025. That's debating hair color...
03-01-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,292
Posted By bark_eater

Grant Peterson: Hipster marketing genius, before...

Grant Peterson: Hipster marketing genius, before it was cool.....
02-28-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By bark_eater

Found this image from Ferrousious, of what looks...

Found this image from Ferrousious, of what looks like a 1986 frame showing plenty of clearance with 28mm tires under fenders.
...
02-25-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By bark_eater

I'm hopeful that the shipping prices will...

I'm hopeful that the shipping prices will normalize at some point. SJS used to charge actual shipping which was great for small orders. Now their minimum shipping charge is over $30.
02-19-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By bark_eater

Thanks. There's a little climbing and crawling to...

Thanks. There's a little climbing and crawling to get at the "when and if pile". I double checked the light green 22" frame and its top tube is at least 23" maybe 23 1/2" The smaller frame is a...
02-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By bark_eater

Your welcome.

Your welcome.
02-16-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By bark_eater

Sounded like you were all in. Is raising bad form?

Sounded like you were all in. Is raising bad form?
02-16-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,347
Posted By bark_eater

I have a well established history of getting paid...

I have a well established history of getting paid reasonable money to do cool stuff, but I'm not fooling myself with the idea that there's even a rainbow here, much less a pot of gold.
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By bark_eater

A quick Google didn't find anything, but I have...

A quick Google didn't find anything, but I have seen lighting systems that actively track overtaking vehicles and increase your visibility and give you an auditory warning. Less high tech would be a...
02-15-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,937
Posted By bark_eater

Crikey! my Cityliner with 40mm tires has 66mm of...

Crikey! my Cityliner with 40mm tires has 66mm of trail. That explains a bit.
02-13-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,543
Posted By bark_eater

I have a Koga Miyata Cityliner, which is a very...

I have a Koga Miyata Cityliner, which is a very nice hybrid with good tubeing that ended up being to light for touring. I'm running 40mm tires under fenders. It has a high bottom bracket and seems...
02-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By bark_eater

The 86/87 Schwinn Prelude Appreciation Society

I've got slightly rough Schwinn Prelude in my collection. As it turns out its kind of a quirky bike in design and story. I'll flesh that all out later but for now I'm going to start of by linking all...
02-09-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By bark_eater

Its going on a bike. If you set up a saved...

Its going on a bike. If you set up a saved search for "chainring 110 34" eBay will send you an email every day. Sooner or later something will pop up.
02-08-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By bark_eater

1986+1987 Schwinn geometry charts?

Are the Schwinn geometry specs from 1986 and 1987 published anywhere? Specifically, I'd like to compare the the Tempo's and Prelude's from those years. Thanks.
02-06-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
Posted By bark_eater

In the spirit of buy first, ask questions...

In the spirit of buy first, ask questions after... how are those Sanyo dynamos?
02-03-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,292
Posted By bark_eater

Further research: Klunking...

Further research:

Klunking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVWP6VaLtvw&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=FindingbyW.D.F.)
02-03-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By bark_eater

Dia Compe has a 96 BCD. Old Shimano 600 cranks...

Dia Compe has a 96 BCD. Old Shimano 600 cranks are 95 BCD. They could have at least revived an old standard and made some 30t chainrings.
01-30-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,539
Posted By bark_eater

I've only sold 3 bikes and a frame so far. I...

I've only sold 3 bikes and a frame so far. I priced them what I thought they where worth and they sold in a mere mater of years... I sold one on consignment at a co-op. They take 20% but they do...
01-30-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By bark_eater

As far as edicate, I'd say ask specific...

As far as edicate, I'd say ask specific questions, but keep this thread going with your progress. You've got some great "before" pictures.

I've got a couple project frames that I want to treat...
01-30-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By bark_eater

If your really concerned about the structural...

If your really concerned about the structural integrity, start scratching around with an ice pick, don't push, just scratch at the rust bubbles to make sure their not coming from the inside out.
01-30-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By bark_eater

This is a nice frame that needs new paint and is...

This is a nice frame that needs new paint and is valuable enough to make it "worth" the effort. because of the rust pitting, personally I would at least chemically strip the rust compromised areas...
01-29-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,292
Posted By bark_eater

Fake News Alert: Got anything...

Fake News Alert:


Got anything constructive to add, or are you another candle drawn moth?

On second thought carry on, it cant be a true GP thread with out meta commentary on the meta...
01-27-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,292
Posted By bark_eater

I'm going to have to read the brochure again, but...

I'm going to have to read the brochure again, but I can kind of see how the straight back bars might be part of the whole with a springy long chain stay bike that you sort of ride inside of and...
01-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,292
Posted By bark_eater

Can we talk about the this Rivendell Hillibike thing?

From the horses mouth:"
All Steel Hillibikes

Models: Gus Boots-Willsen, Susie W. Longbolts, Clem Smith JR.

Purpose: Trail riding, smooth or rough, loaded or unloaded. Also excellent for loaded...
01-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,190
Posted By bark_eater

I've got a gun cleaning kit with plastic picks...

I've got a gun cleaning kit with plastic picks and realy small brass brushes that I use for cleaning gunk an rust out of tight spots. A .177 brass bore brush would probably get in there pretty good...
01-11-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By bark_eater

Top bike and the Fuji are the kind of bikes you...

Top bike and the Fuji are the kind of bikes you find for free or at the scrap yard for $10.

$10 bikes pay for them selves with the first part you need from them for another bike, but then you have...
12-30-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,367
Posted By bark_eater

yep. stolen image of a rock......

yep. stolen image of a rock......
12-30-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,367
Posted By bark_eater

https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.673748740.2268/fpo...

https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.673748740.2268/fposter,small,wall_texture,product,750x1000.jpg
12-29-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,367
Posted By bark_eater

Just say'n.... ...

Just say'n....


https://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/styles/x_large/public/201401/011014-Madison_Boulder.jpg
12-28-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,220
Posted By bark_eater

Here's a picture. There may be duct tape involved...

Here's a picture. There may be duct tape involved in the installation. I already have 2 head lights and 2 blinkeys set up so these are mainly for fun. their pretty bright though....
12-26-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,597
Posted By bark_eater

Finding a low bottom bracket on a Mountain Frame...

Finding a low bottom bracket on a Mountain Frame is kind of a trick. I have a Bridgestone CB-1 "City Bike" that has a lower bottom bracket height, and combined with 175mm cranks feels pretty low....
12-15-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,596
Posted By bark_eater

And a Schwinn Paramount PDG-30 that's something...

And a Schwinn Paramount PDG-30 that's something like 22x24"........
12-09-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,736
Posted By bark_eater

I've got a nice old Parker clamped to a temporary...

I've got a nice old Parker clamped to a temporary permanent stack of plywood on saw horses. It sways a bit when I'm cutting with a hacksaw, but "I got rhythm" ...
12-07-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,941
Posted By bark_eater

That was about my range as a kid.

That was about my range as a kid.
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,936
Posted By bark_eater

I've carried a light weight bike storage cover....

I've carried a light weight bike storage cover. I put it on at night and when I can't keep an eye on the bike. I think its a much bigger leap for an oportunist to risk the extra minutes to take...
11-26-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By bark_eater

Might not be applicable to your plans, but if you...

Might not be applicable to your plans, but if you replace you axle with one 4mm longer and put all of the spacers on the non drive side you can redish the wheel to have less offset and it will be...
11-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 166,265
Posted By bark_eater

I've got kind of a general question about...

I've got kind of a general question about suitible frames for an upright conversion
I have a Bridgestone CB-1 set up with mountain moustache bars that I realy like. Someday I might adjust the fit of...
11-10-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,449
Posted By bark_eater

I think the tone is set on threads like this when...

I think the tone is set on threads like this when the OP's cleverness hasnt risen above the threshold of an AI bot.
11-06-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By bark_eater

As I remember, that's a 73mm bottom bracket...

As I remember, that's a 73mm bottom bracket shell. I have a 21" Ascent set up as a single speed, so I used a 73mm cartridge BB with a much shorter Spindle than stock.
10-30-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By bark_eater

The derailleur hanger may have already been bored...

The derailleur hanger may have already been bored out for a "Dropout Saver"

https://wheelsmfg.com/presses-tools/dropout-savers.html

Maybe you could solder one in?
10-29-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,460
Posted By bark_eater

I filed some sort of report form, but they didn't...

I filed some sort of report form, but they didn't really have an option for a simple package getting misdirected. It was funneling me towards "Does this package contain cremated human remains?" if...
10-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,980
Posted By bark_eater

I think your forks bent.:D

I think your forks bent.:D
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