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04-09-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,454
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Atta boy. Just changing the...

:thumb: Atta boy.

Just changing the chainring wouldn't change the landscape but it would change the access to the landscape. ;)
04-09-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,454
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Separate threads would be good. ...

:thumb: Separate threads would be good.

While the tandem is a bit oddusual, it absolutely was done by one of the very few that could/should/would have taken this on and is now in a state befitting...
04-09-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By merziac

The "Mighty" Sugino Mighty Super/Competition,...

The "Mighty" Sugino Mighty Super/Competition, easily one of if not the best in the business, every bit as tough, strong and beautiful as any.

Sand, polish and ride. ;)
04-08-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,052
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb: ...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb:

You came to the right place, we will help you drill down till you get there and beyond.

Many Reynolds frames will get you there, that being said, I...
04-08-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By merziac

Hi, Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb: ...

Hi, Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb:

10 year old zombie thread here and that's ok.

May take awhile to get it wound back up. ;)

Also, we need pic's, good ones and lots of them, get...
04-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By merziac

Eldi may be one of the venerable brands of back...

Eldi may be one of the venerable brands of back in the day but they are a bit crude no matter how you cut it.

Very long screw for a bicycle chain tool, any slack in it creates deflection and...
04-08-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By merziac

Its ok, the ofmega's are not plastic just painted...

Its ok, the ofmega's are not plastic just painted and look that way, the solida is still a poor choice no matter what and no, soldering will not help, might actually weaken it a bit.
04-08-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By merziac

:foo:

:foo:
04-08-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By merziac

As verktyg points out, these type of cranks were...

As verktyg points out, these type of cranks were somewhat prone to failure so no, especially for any kind of rough stuff.

There are many, many great examples of one piece forged cranks for very...
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By merziac

Well they have their place, Schwinn even put...

Well they have their place, Schwinn even put their "Twin Stick" stem shifters on Paramounts and I put them on this for Ms. merziac. ;)

This is a before pic and I may do some on one of my...
04-08-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,654
Posted By merziac

babie_lato No disappointment here, we love...

babie_lato

No disappointment here, we love Peugeot's all day long, the mixte's with good tubing are a bit rare in the US so we see a lot of entry level ones but they are cool none the less.
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Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By merziac

Might be worth it, TT cable guides are normally...

Might be worth it, TT cable guides are normally upper tier but this looks CX with canti's so not sure.

Stem shifters are whack and likely added so......

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04-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 724
Posted By merziac

Yep, more suck from this virus S**TSHOW, RIP...

Yep, more suck from this virus S**TSHOW,

RIP John, Godspeed.
04-08-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By merziac

Me too. ;) ...

Me too. ;)


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04-07-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By merziac

He's not. ;)

He's not. ;)
04-06-20, 06:34 PM
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Views: 246,467
Posted By merziac

Well, a bikes in the garden thread at least. ;)

Well, a bikes in the garden thread at least. ;)
04-05-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By merziac

Intact, no worse for wear?

Intact, no worse for wear?
04-05-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By merziac

:thumb: That is so awesome! My son has had...

:thumb: That is so awesome!

My son has had several stolen, none recovered.

Me too but not for a long time.
04-05-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

Well Dave and Andy are pretty good friends...

Well Dave and Andy are pretty good friends anyway, Dave is the current President of the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association that Andy started so they are regularly working on things together,...
04-05-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

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

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04-05-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

Another wimpy 11.6mi ride today, way nicer, sun...

Another wimpy 11.6mi ride today, way nicer, sun was out all day, stopped and took a few pics, then tried a lot more when I got home, all pretty crappy but I tried.

...
04-05-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Me too, tx. This is one of those...

:thumb: Me too, tx.

This is one of those things where you think its not a leap of faith but some it can and will be.

There were several things at the end of the frame build that kinked a bit,...
04-05-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

That is the toughest part of this, I probably...

That is the toughest part of this, I probably could have put 10 other projects on the road if I hadn't done this but you only have a few chances to do this so it got done.

I could very well end up...
04-04-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

I know, I know, need more sun, today's was used...

I know, I know, need more sun, today's was used for the ride and didn't last.

There are quite a few in the main thread. ;)
04-04-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By merziac

Both setups were sourced from things already on...

Both setups were sourced from things already on hand, the hole and sockets for spacers came for the NDS setup when someone asked about how to do that side. ;)

Also have a thinwall pipe with a...
04-04-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By merziac

And depending on your setup it can ruin the cup...

And depending on your setup it can ruin the cup that could have still been used, my method saves every cup that still has good bearing races.
04-04-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By merziac

With the leverage of this method, there is never...

With the leverage of this method, there is never a need for jerking or hammering, no collateral damage from shock and awe, just slow, steady brute force. ;)
04-04-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

Tx Brent, me too. I'm sure you know as well...

Tx Brent, me too.

I'm sure you know as well as I do that it's not always the case for a variety of reasons, I was never worried but you never know till the rubber meets the road. ;)
04-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By merziac

That pic was just a setup pic, aside from that it...

That pic was just a setup pic, aside from that it doesn't matter one wit, if by chance you are going the wrong way it simply cracks loose then you reverse direction and spin it right off, easy,...
04-04-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By merziac

That would be Coban, it comes in other widths as...

That would be Coban, it comes in other widths as well.

Does it hold up well over time?
04-04-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By merziac

It's all about leverage and the control of it. ...

It's all about leverage and the control of it.


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This has never failed or...
04-04-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,275
Posted By merziac

Guess I should put this here too. Pretty...

Guess I should put this here too.

Pretty much as I hoped/expected.

Strawberry ride report, finally.

1mi pre-ride around the block to shakedown, adjust seat and bars, then measly 10.7mi which...
04-04-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By merziac

Strawberry ride report, finally.

Measly 10.7mi which is about as far as I go on a ride from home when just going for a ride.

Rides like a dream, smooth on smooth, very nice on rough and crappy, good on hard pack/turf/dirt single...
04-04-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 204,459
Posted By merziac

Tx Niel, those are the non nutted version that...

Tx Niel, those are the non nutted version that won't work for me, Mad Honk is hooking me up.
04-04-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By merziac

This is why I ALWAYS R+R the DS cup with any and...

This is why I ALWAYS R+R the DS cup with any and all BB service. ;)

All new acquisitions get a service just for this reason.

Glad you got it out with all your appendages intact.
04-04-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By merziac

Looks good and seems like a pretty good idea as I...

Looks good and seems like a pretty good idea as I regularly wrap two layers of cork/cushion tape on my commuters but $16 a roll is a little rich.

I would still need a base layer of fairly cushy...
04-04-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,336
Posted By merziac

Love this, another excellent example of your fine...

Love this, another excellent example of your fine handiwork. :thumb:
04-04-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By merziac

The outer hole is unusual, the inner is a pretty...

The outer hole is unusual, the inner is a pretty standard vent hole. The CS seems fine from your pic, I would proceed with caution.

We need an expert opinion, paging Doug Fattic and JohnDThompson...
04-04-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By merziac

Agree on the hole in the fork, although it was...

Agree on the hole in the fork, although it was chromed over so its been there a long time so.....

The end of the CS looks like a poor crimp job and by extension a crappy weld intersection but...
04-04-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By merziac

You must be joking, we love chrome bikes, they...

You must be joking, we love chrome bikes, they are the bomb. ;)

Schwinn made plenty of chrome Paramounts, I have a frame, Cinelli sold chrome SC's back in the day.

Several BF member have...
04-04-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By merziac

Make it so. My buddy was taken with it from...

Make it so.

My buddy was taken with it from the test ride and more so with every ride. We rode Crater Lake and it was stellar, he loves it and it did exactly what I intended, he got the steel is...
04-03-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By merziac

Amen :(

Amen :(
04-03-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By merziac

Yep they are a pretty good deal no matter how you...

Yep they are a pretty good deal no matter how you look at it. After reviewing, my guy got the Radar Expert in OD Green with orange, Smokin deal at 6 or 700 with triple 10% back. I think it paid for...
04-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 298,452
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I remember that thread, nice job!

:thumb: I remember that thread, nice job!
04-02-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 55,063
Views: 7,826,311
Posted By merziac

Sorry, didn't mean to be obtuse, just hate that...

Sorry, didn't mean to be obtuse, just hate that the original center of the automotive universe (to me) has been gutted and so many families that helped build all that are lucky to survive at all only...
04-02-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 55,063
Views: 7,826,311
Posted By merziac

H**Y CRAP, no kidding. Its in Mi. where they are...

H**Y CRAP, no kidding. Its in Mi. where they are taking a beating, this may be an indicator. :(
04-02-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,654
Posted By merziac

Her original posts had her finding a prime...

Her original posts had her finding a prime lightweight 531 or similar example from the heyday of fine mixte's. ;)

Which of course could happen at any time as we know, but a watched pot......
04-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,654
Posted By merziac

babie_lato As I explained when I posted the...

babie_lato

As I explained when I posted the chart with the different configurations, "mixte's" are originally universal utility bikes for any and all, they were designed for everybody, not as a...
04-02-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By merziac

:popcorn Old school Sugino for 45 years. ...

:popcorn

Old school Sugino for 45 years.

The trick is to finesse it to get ring and cup off without damaging them, the frame, tools or you.

This is where many of us strongly disagree, for me...
04-02-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By merziac

And 2 sets of bottle bosses, clearance's,...

And 2 sets of bottle bosses, clearance's, longish? wheelbase. ;)
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