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08-03-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Prowler

It looks like the other Schwinn galoshes saddles...

It looks like the other Schwinn galoshes saddles I've seen: embossed rubber cover stretched over a plastic base riveted to a recycled car fender steel frame. Or multiple longitudinal springs hooked...
08-03-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,013
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^ I cringe and my toes curl up when a self...

^^^^^^ I cringe and my toes curl up when a self appointed "expert bicycle mechanic" decides to publish a photo, world wide, showing him/her working on a bicycle with an adjustable wrench. Oh, I...
08-02-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,155
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^ FYI, I use this idea too but use a pretty...

^^^^^ FYI, I use this idea too but use a pretty small and weak magnet. I have one cut from a refrigerator magnet - that weak rubber stuff. My theory: strong enough to pick up bearing balls but too...
07-31-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,202
Posted By Prowler

Thanks. I'm right pleased with it. I'm a sparky...

Thanks. I'm right pleased with it. I'm a sparky so don't know nuttin bout inches. This'n is 57cm square, c-c. For normal local jolly rides the Mule wears Paselas which inflate out to 32mm. For...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Prowler

Pine Creek Trail, aka Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Not an epic journey this week, but a real workout for me, given the heat and the rain. My Mule carried me 110 miles over two days and one night camping in the beautiful PA woods. More info at The...
07-31-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,202
Posted By Prowler

The Mule does it again

"Mule" because it gets fully loaded for trips like this and it takes a bit to relearn the handling. Yee and haw.

It looked like a very nice window of fine weather so I headed up into northern...
07-31-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Prowler

This is an approach I use a lot - squeezing a...

This is an approach I use a lot - squeezing a tool against something solid. Pedal wrench against a pedal, BB lock ring wrench against a frame tube, 15mm wrench on an axle nut against a seat stay,...
07-28-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Prowler

I also love doing my riding in the early morning...

I also love doing my riding in the early morning cool air. In the last few years of employment I kept setting my clock back to keep ahead of traffic. "I'd rather drive to work at 70mph than 30mph."...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-24-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Prowler

Well done. Thanks. Hmmmm, 1997 - I was doing...

Well done. Thanks. Hmmmm, 1997 - I was doing souless work in windowless offices for thankless companies. Who ya think had a better
life, eh? However, I now have some idea, having ridden the GAP...
07-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By Prowler

Brain fart. I searched a bit and, as shown in...

Brain fart. I searched a bit and, as shown in the linked article, I was reminded that steel jaws with wood facings are not uncommon. Nice vice Randy.
07-23-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By Prowler

Sure looks like a woodworkers vice - normally...

Sure looks like a woodworkers vice - normally mounted on the corner of a bench, to the underside of the top. Good for holding large planks and pieces for hand tool work. But the jaw faces are...
07-17-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By Prowler

One last post to take the macro view. IIRC...

One last post to take the macro view. IIRC building a wheel involves several factors that need to be optimized for each application. EX: The solution for a multi speed (FW) design are different than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By Prowler

We keep seeing these sort of questions. If...

We keep seeing these sort of questions. If you're really concerned about accuracy, test everything on a truck tire or tractor tire. The change in pressure as you switch gauges will be less than...
07-16-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Prowler

^^^^ I would not choose high carbon brittle...

^^^^ I would not choose high carbon brittle steel for cotter pins. They sure look like a tool of some sort vs functional bike part.
07-16-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,273
Posted By Prowler

Yeah, keep it locked up. Excellent condition,...

Yeah, keep it locked up. Excellent condition, lovely paint. A size lots of folks like. Kirkland bag is very good. You've got those nice hooks at the bottom of the rear rack for securing C'dale...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By Prowler

Here in the summer months I always carry a towel....

Here in the summer months I always carry a towel. But I'm an old fart that don't follow the rules, just do what works for me. I use a small hip pack to carry my phone, keys, MP3 player and a bit of...
07-13-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By Prowler

^^^^ measure from the outside of one lock nut to...

^^^^ measure from the outside of one lock nut to the outside of the other. Over Locknut Distance : OLD. That's the number that should closely match the distance from the inside of one DO to the...
07-12-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Prowler

Remember, to the British, TT may mean Tourist...

Remember, to the British, TT may mean Tourist Trophy - as in The Isle of Mann TT. IIRC there were other TTs around the UK. Isle of Mann is the one I know best. Makes sense to me to designate a...
07-11-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,408
Posted By Prowler

My experience base totals one, an 87 Voyageur...

My experience base totals one, an 87 Voyageur with Shimando index shifting. Wait, wait, there's more. Only the rear is indexed and that is only the DT shifter. The RD is just a derailleur. And...
07-10-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Prowler

Yes, whatever it is, wrap it in a towel and you...

Yes, whatever it is, wrap it in a towel and you should be fine. It's only a couple of hours. Take food that settles well in your gut and will not "come back on you" on the ride home. For me, PB&J...
07-09-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,344
Posted By Prowler

We miss you way back here in the colonies, Robbie.

We miss you way back here in the colonies, Robbie.
07-08-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By Prowler

That formed bracket, clipped to the saddle rails,...

That formed bracket, clipped to the saddle rails, is a nice period piece that helped hold a spare tubular tire under the saddle. I have one too. The trouble was that the missing pieces we're a pair...
07-07-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,344
Posted By Prowler

I'll add a couple to the good doctor's list:...

I'll add a couple to the good doctor's list: being bull headed and too stupid to realize that you can't do it. Also planning an "out and back" helps as, at the 50 mile point, you have no choice but...
07-06-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,519
Posted By Prowler

Father's Day gifts, delivered on the 'new normal'...

Father's Day gifts, delivered on the 'new normal' schedule. Too bad they are cotton - cannot wear them when cycling. To the store, garden parties and debutante balls only.

My wife found them on...
07-04-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,202
Posted By Prowler

A very nice ride down the Schuylkill River Trail,...

A very nice ride down the Schuylkill River Trail, dawn patrol. Lovely cool air yesterday at 6:30am. No wind, overcast and charming. A few more trail users than I expected and I was clued in later -...
06-30-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Prowler

Since my machines Are all riders, no garage...

Since my machines Are all riders, no garage queens, I go for comfort. "Cork" tape but not too thick. I've used Cinelli tape and SRAM. My latest build (84 Fuji) has Origin 8 tape. My preference is...
06-30-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,303
Posted By Prowler

Yes, you'll probably have to drive a while. ...

Yes, you'll probably have to drive a while. Fortunately, "south central" means you have access to the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Baltimore markets. Nice. Holding out for one of the top models...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,804
Posted By Prowler

Thank you. Yes, carefree times. Just endless...

Thank you. Yes, carefree times. Just endless forests and hard work. Watching the weather. Camping under the stars. Who knew life could change so much. I read a lot of science fiction but did not...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,804
Posted By Prowler

FYI, though I know you're talking about the C&O,...

FYI, though I know you're talking about the C&O, I rode the GAP last summer and found that the water story was excellent. The various organizations that maintain the trail have done a great job with...
06-26-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Prowler

I commend your initiative and understand. I've...

I commend your initiative and understand. I've done several bikes and enjoy the challenge and the outcomes. But: you may heard that the world got turned upside down and there's been a "bike boom"...
06-25-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By Prowler

My first thought was a British TV show we've been...

My first thought was a British TV show we've been watching - The Repair Shop. It has several very talented people doing repair and restoration of historic objects. Impressive talent. I wonder if...
06-24-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Prowler

+1 on dddd reply. Whenever I encounter...

+1 on dddd reply. Whenever I encounter questionable trigger shifter or brifters operation (at home or at LBS) I disconnect the cable from the FD or RD, as the case may be. Check the operation using...
06-24-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Prowler

I rehabilitated an 84 Fuji TS III last winter. ...

I rehabilitated an 84 Fuji TS III last winter. Many rust spots but all surface stuff from wear n tear. I used an OA bath for most of it and navel jelly on the seat tube and HT. I then applied...
06-23-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Prowler

I'm not global enough to help much here, but I DO...

I'm not global enough to help much here, but I DO have it from a reliable source that....

Your flag decal won't get you into heaven any more.

N'yuck, n'yuck, n'yuck. We miss you, John.
06-22-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Prowler

+1 on cykelhobby. It was very helpful to me when...

+1 on cykelhobby. It was very helpful to me when I first got my bla 92319 Pepita. Great machine.
06-22-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,519
Posted By Prowler

I was recently clearing out a rental unit and...

I was recently clearing out a rental unit and found a lovely 1/4" drive SnapOn ratchet wrench much like your micro driver. Already one of my favorite tools. Congrats.
06-22-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Prowler

A seat binder bolt like Charles Wahl shows...

A seat binder bolt like Charles Wahl shows depends on the strength of the steel key and the slot on the frame. I've seen too many of those fail due to the torque applied on the nut, trying to secure...
06-19-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,202
Posted By Prowler

Took my Fuji TSIII out on "dawn patrol". Dawn...

Took my Fuji TSIII out on "dawn patrol". Dawn patrol means I push off at 5:15am so I can get the miles in and done before most of the "normal people" arrive. Nice and cool and less worry about people...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By Prowler

I have a Fuji Touring Series III that I restored...

I have a Fuji Touring Series III that I restored over this past winter. It's fit right in as one of my favorites. I really like the ride and the gearing works real well for me. After studying the...
06-19-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Prowler

Well done. I like the whole package. I'm...

Well done. I like the whole package. I'm another Moto fan though mine is a poor ole Mirage. I'm also a Vetta saddle fan. All day, long day, every day comfortable.
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Prowler

Great thread idea. Who else has good DIY pannier...

Great thread idea. Who else has good DIY pannier designs, things that have worked well. I've been pondering DIY front panniers for longer day rides when I may want some rain gear, a few extra...
06-15-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Prowler

"horking" ? I think I'll need a 1951 Webster's...

"horking" ? I think I'll need a 1951 Webster's Collegiate, actual paper and binding, to look that'n up. I'll cogitate on dat.
06-15-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,639
Posted By Prowler

Kurt, my August '76 Pro MK IV is spaced 126mm so...

Kurt, my August '76 Pro MK IV is spaced 126mm so has been wearing a 6 speed FW for ages. No worries. And I'm using the 28t sprocket just fine. IIRC the 76 was spec'd with a 6spd.

BTW: Northroad...
06-13-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,675
Posted By Prowler

OP, where in creation are you located? I'll bet...

OP, where in creation are you located? I'll bet there are forum members near by that would help with the dispersal. Let us know. BTW, I'm also a grouchy 68 yrs old but not slowing down,...
06-13-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Prowler

I'm a fan, but probably only one of three in the...

I'm a fan, but probably only one of three in the world. At our LBS, even during the current flood of service requests, I "never" see any on a bike. I've seen one bike in 4 years with them. But...
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Prowler

I must say that the signage on that section from...

I must say that the signage on that section from Cementon to White Haven is excellent. As with any trail, the D&L has to leave the woods from time to time and I had no trouble staying on course. ...
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Prowler

Go find Delawareandlehigh.org and study all that...

Go find Delawareandlehigh.org and study all that first. Very helpful info and current. No, there are still trail sections not completed and the stretch from Allentown to Northamption is on road...
06-10-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 79,803
Posted By Prowler

Our Perkiomen Trail tracks through a few small...

Our Perkiomen Trail tracks through a few small towns on its 21 mile journey to the river, a few are tiny hamlets. In one I came across this tiny "monument" started by 'who knows who' and supported by...
06-10-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,202
Posted By Prowler

Tough day for me, but great

Since it looks like no road trips this year (like haul the bike up into New England or down to Virginia to ride trails) I'm "spoke riding" this year - day trips from home and back. Yesterday was a...
06-08-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 241,116
Posted By Prowler

I can relate to that shop guy. I worked at our...

I can relate to that shop guy. I worked at our LBS today - typical day. The phone starts ringing 2 hours before we open and does not stop all day, two lines. Keeps ringing for an hour after we...
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