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10-30-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Albion

I am getting a BFS from Harbor Freight - even...

I am getting a BFS from Harbor Freight - even easier than a deadblow hammer. Thank you so much for your kind reply, I cannot put a price on advice like this.
10-29-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^^Agree, highly unlikely, too much force...

^^^^^Agree, highly unlikely, too much force required even though you are 150lbs and hammer. :innocent:
Best, Ben
10-29-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By Markeologist

Don't run tombstone thru leather sleeve on bag as...

Don't run tombstone thru leather sleeve on bag as suggested above BUT secure bag to tombstone by running a toeclip strap thru the sleeve and then thru loop in tombstone...snug down just enough to...
10-29-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By gugie

I had one on a bike, the bag kept bouncing up and...

I had one on a bike, the bag kept bouncing up and down like it wanted to jump into a pool, ergo "diving board."

To be fair, I always use the tombstone on my racks as well as the decaleur.
10-27-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,226
Posted By texaspandj

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Make sure seller measures here to.....
10-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By rickrob

This is how the frame turned out after painting....

This is how the frame turned out after painting. It's all Rustoleum-- Self Etching primer, Gloss Pure White and Lagoon. It's been sitting for a month and still has a very faint smell of paint. The...
10-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By RobbieTunes

I’m just reading the thread, because I never...

I’m just reading the thread, because I never think about it until I reach down and feel that tire whizzing by my fingers.

At least it’s not government regulated....or is it? :twitchy:
10-23-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,259
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: If not a...

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

If not a Paramount, then an Expedition. Why? Precedent. Wire-in-frame + holes-drilled-in-frame (both from the factory) precedent. Sure, it was for a generator, but...
10-23-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,226
Posted By RobbieTunes

Attitude is Everything. Know the Right Thing:...

Attitude is Everything.
Know the Right Thing: Yourself.
Adapt. Overcome.
Pain is Weakness saying goodbye.
Do NOT let your mind fool you into quitting.
Quitting is a mark in the sand. Cross...
10-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes she did ! Here’s this mornings pic of both of...

Yes she did ! Here’s this mornings pic of both of them. Hers is on top....
10-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By Tomm Willians

She leaves me stunned....

My gf has a ‘97 Colnago Dream Mapei that is her pride and joy. Last night she found the same bike in my size and insisted on buying it as “we need matching Colnagos”
Tonight we are sitting in a...
10-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,226
Posted By VOLS

Just finished part 1 of my ironman rebuild....

Just finished part 1 of my ironman rebuild. Stripped everything down replaced the BB & headset with an innicycle conversion headset. Shimano 600 is still working smooth.
...
10-21-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,858
Posted By gesta

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Peugeot PVN-10
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This is my go-to bike for gravel (and almost...
10-20-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By rustystrings61

Carlton was a highly esteemed cycle company when...

Carlton was a highly esteemed cycle company when Raleigh bought them in 1960. Raleigh’s derailleur bikes were somewhat stodgy and old-fashioned, while Carltons managed to be British and en vogue at...
10-19-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By oneclick

I had what must have been the same machine to...

I had what must have been the same machine to work on, not as rusty (but rusty) to start with, would up like this, if I had seen your OA post first I would have done that and saved a lot of time..
...
10-17-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 328,156
Posted By SurferRosa

From the Torpado I bought yesterday, these hoods...

From the Torpado I bought yesterday, these hoods were dark brown and cracking. I put some dish detergent in a small pot with water and started heating it on the stove. Dropped in the hoods and...
10-16-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,184
Posted By pcb

If I put on my Sherlockian hat and smoke my...

If I put on my Sherlockian hat and smoke my some-other-kinda pipe, I deduce that either you didn't properly give the strap a half-twist underneath, inside the body of the pedal, in which case the...
10-15-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By dddd

It's a good day when there is a machinist around...

It's a good day when there is a machinist around while you're trying to fix old bike components!
10-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By T-Mar

Axle protrusion normally isn't a problem on the...

Axle protrusion normally isn't a problem on the drive side due the extra width of the claw adapter. The width of a stamped dropout plus claw adapter should be pretty close to a forged dropout. By...
10-13-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,260
Posted By momoman

I just picked up an 85 Allez SE from OfferUp 2...

I just picked up an 85 Allez SE from OfferUp 2 hours after the post went up 2 days ago on Sunday. I prefer a 58cm but I have some 60cm’s that I ride.

5 of my buddies owned an 85 Specialized Allez...
10-12-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By rustystrings61

On both my ‘73 Gran Sport and my ‘73 Competition...

On both my ‘73 Gran Sport and my ‘73 Competition I had to open up the seat lug where the binder bolt attaches AND I needed to run a brake cylinder hone to smooth out the inside of the seat tube and...
10-11-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 291,569
Posted By merziac

Yep, like those with the black covers, could...

Yep, like those with the black covers, could probably be wire wheeled off.

I'll do some digging.
10-11-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By Schreck83

That turned out great! Need sunglasses... ...

That turned out great! Need sunglasses...


John Deere 10P cart.
10-11-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By xiaoman1

Oh, That turned out very nice!!! Best, Ben

Oh, That turned out very nice!!!
Best, Ben
10-10-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By branko_76

Yes, and I personally would take it one step...

Yes, and I personally would take it one step further. Remove the rims from the spokes and check them for roundness and flatness. There are various ways to "true" wonky rims prior to lacing them. If...
10-10-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By merziac

Yeah, wasn't suggesting a strip for this one,...

Yeah, wasn't suggesting a strip for this one, like you said , dual purpose maybe three?

Bath, strip, bake, cook, fold, spindle and mutilate. ;)

The roll around is genius.
10-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,465,850
Posted By dunkleosteus

I've been putting the finishing touches on my 84...

I've been putting the finishing touches on my 84 trek 850 I already posted above. This is my first time building up from just a frameset and I really like how it's come out! I love the feeling of...
10-10-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,465
Posted By AeroGut

Hampsten cycles

Hampsten cycles
10-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By branko_76

It's worth it only if you know what you are...

It's worth it only if you know what you are doing. Swapping out parts and shoe-horning a wider rear hub into a frame not designed for it will not necessarily improve the performance of the bike.
10-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By branko_76

That bike is a beauty ! It would be nice to...

That bike is a beauty !

It would be nice to see it get into the hands of someone who will restore it.
10-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By SurferRosa

Gonna go The Mummy level, well below Dracula and...

Gonna go The Mummy level, well below Dracula and Wolfman and quite a bit below Frankenstein.
10-05-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,226
Posted By rccardr

Yes, but the early ones with 4.5 mm bolts. Yes,...

Yes, but the early ones with 4.5 mm bolts.
Yes, maybe even some more. I ran Vittoria Rando 28’s on my 85 with the original Araya rims so prolly close to an actual 28 and they ran fine.
Would make...
10-05-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By francophile

I've said this numerous times on this forum, and...

I've said this numerous times on this forum, and I'll say it again.

I love the Helicomatic system, it's not even close as bad as some folks make it out to be. I firmly believe no human is right...
10-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By Random11

My first century

I rode my first century today--104 miles. I read Tomm Williams' thread on his century and I took the easy way out. Flat multi-use path, temperature in the 70s, and did four out-and-backs to total up...
10-04-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By dddd

For the alloy crankbolt covers, what you want to...

For the alloy crankbolt covers, what you want to do is get penetrant working around the edge and also inside of the covers.

After some penetrating time, get a wooden dowel about 3/4" diameter and...
10-04-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By cb400bill

What he means is to use OA and such before...

What he means is to use OA and such before resorting to steel wool and such.
10-04-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,584
Posted By Unca_Sam

Supercourse Fondo A Go-Go, or

100km in one shot!

Yesterday morning, I woke up before dawn, checked my tire pressure, pulled on my kit, ate a bowl of oatmeal, and met a couple friends to ride 100km....
10-03-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Murray Missile

Kit? :lol: I gave that up a couple decades ago,...

Kit? :lol: I gave that up a couple decades ago, this body in Lycra is not something anyone should have to see. If you saw me riding down the road today you'd say to yourself, "Look at that poor old...
10-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By gbi

My first guess would be late 1950s model, there...

My first guess would be late 1950s model, there are some people on Tonton velo who might be able to narrow down the year via the serial number.
10-03-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,226
Posted By malcala622

Life is just peachy when you have a 48cm...

Life is just peachy when you have a 48cm Centurion Ironman. A few weeks and ill get it looking pretty.
...
10-02-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 25,862
Posted By Manny66

No L'Eroica 2020, No problem. Since some of us...

No L'Eroica 2020, No problem. Since some of us still had Reservations in Cambria ,A few of us went ahead and drove out to Cambria and did the Piedras Blancas Route to the Lighthouse.

We ALL abided...
10-01-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,455
Posted By thook

is that nessie out there on the lake? (second...

is that nessie out there on the lake? (second picture down ;) )
10-01-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 133,908
Posted By bOsscO

I got my LBS to press the new headset (Cane Creek...

I got my LBS to press the new headset (Cane Creek 40) in to the headtube, install the fork/spacers and stem. Picked it up yesterday as I was in the area and brought it home.
Good timing as I'm just...
09-30-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,226
Posted By thejohnreyes

1988 Expert

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I made 10 posts!! Here is my 1988 Expert.
09-29-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6,637
Views: 601,101
Posted By chefdurfee

what came in the post for you today?

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Something to read while we wait for the smoke to subside...
09-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By kroozer

The Classic Lightweights UK website has a lot of...

The Classic Lightweights UK website has a lot of good info on (mostly British) bikes and components from the postwar era. There is a big section on members' bikes with some great photos for...
09-28-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Duke7777

That bike showed up in one of my daily searches....

That bike showed up in one of my daily searches. I would say it is a mid-level racing bike with a few good components. The paint and decals seem to have survived quite well, which is a big plus in my...
09-28-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Duke7777

These are not too difficult to find on ebay,...

These are not too difficult to find on ebay, provided you are willing to invest the time in learning and searching. You have to educate yourself on what a high quality frame looks like, and what...
09-28-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By merziac

Classtime Its mostly about luck IME, and you...

Classtime

Its mostly about luck IME, and you have to be ready to jump which can be hard to do if you're not sure what to look for.

You say 50's which is a good start but many of them were hard...
09-27-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By 3alarmer

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