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09-06-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 176,913
Posted By bikamper

As I haven't been able to throw a leg over a bike...

As I haven't been able to throw a leg over a bike since early June, I spent most of the summer rebuilding this little beast to keep from going nuts. As it is a one year only model, going nuts was a...
09-05-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,463
Posted By bikamper

Dang, sounds interesting. Still recovering...

Dang, sounds interesting.

Still recovering from foot surgery I had in back in June. I look to be given an all clear in a couple weeks but doubt I'll be in shape for it.
08-30-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,329
Posted By bikamper

I dragged this Sears 3 speed home a couple weeks...

I dragged this Sears 3 speed home a couple weeks ago for my cousins' wife.
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08-15-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,194
Posted By bikamper

My Dad taught me everything I know about workshop...

My Dad taught me everything I know about workshop organization.:innocent:
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05-09-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By bikamper

So are 3/4" drive sockets.;-). My largest 2 1/4"....

So are 3/4" drive sockets.;-). My largest 2 1/4". And I've converted all of my gh6 to run LEDs after rebuilding. To simplify, any large piece of steel that will fit inside the magnet will do the...
05-09-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By bikamper

I've always just used the largest 3/4" drive...

I've always just used the largest 3/4" drive socket that would fit but I see no reason why the spare arm wouldn't work.
02-28-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,903
Posted By bikamper

Sweeeeet. I had a butt ugly 52 F2 with a...

Sweeeeet.

I had a butt ugly 52 F2 with a built six. Ran it as a work truck during the week and at car shows on the weekend. Gave it to my daughter and son in law after I got 'promoted' at work...
02-12-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,531
Posted By bikamper

Murdoch is a guilty pleasure for my other half...

Murdoch is a guilty pleasure for my other half and I. I'll usually do a double take on the bikes but mostly just enjoy the show for its premise.
02-01-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By bikamper

I went just to see what was what. Spent $0 but...

I went just to see what was what. Spent $0 but saw more vintage stuff than I normally do. Hemmed and hawed a tad too long and missed the Kreitler rollers.
11-14-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,810
Posted By bikamper

1991. I'd been training for PBP since 1988. Best...

1991. I'd been training for PBP since 1988. Best shape of my life then. Hit close to 70mph on one downhill somewhere around Carhaix. Was on an 84hr pace until my body crapped out in VJ and it took me...
10-23-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,250
Posted By bikamper

Well, for a start, there's Fat A$$ Wally. A...

Well, for a start, there's Fat A$$ Wally. A Mongoose Beast from Wally World that I dumped a wad of cash into. Boy, talk about polishing a t*rd....
09-17-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,886
Posted By bikamper

June 2013. Damp day, wood surface bridge, wet...

June 2013. Damp day, wood surface bridge, wet leaves, and touched the front brake. Buddies said my splits would have made a cheerleader jealous and wanted to know how I, pushing 60, managed to have...
09-16-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,713
Posted By bikamper

Nuts. Out of town that weekend. And I have just...

Nuts. Out of town that weekend. And I have just the bike for this. Several, in fact.
09-12-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By bikamper

Fun day but I sure could use a nap.;)

Fun day but I sure could use a nap.;)
09-11-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By bikamper

Looks like what broke around the house this week...

Looks like what broke around the house this week can wait til I get back. I'll be on a crappy looking blue Raleigh Grand Prix.
09-07-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By bikamper

Just be aware of the flea market traffic on...

Just be aware of the flea market traffic on Saturday morning in East Dundee. Many unaware pedestrians* on the trail at that time of the day.




*Done it myself.
09-06-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By bikamper

I'm assuming the French Cafe' is The Measuring...

I'm assuming the French Cafe' is The Measuring Cup. Good place for breakfast, try the Breakfast Panini with bacon and peppers.

I live just up the hill from the cafe'. If nothing has broken around...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-10-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,298
Posted By bikamper

Just stand right back up and say "I meant to do...

Just stand right back up and say "I meant to do that".
07-25-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,905
Posted By bikamper

My wife had a Mikado Mixte in the early eighties....

My wife had a Mikado Mixte in the early eighties. Nice gloss black and decent enough components for the price. She gave it to my sister, who gave it back to me and I gave to a friend for his daughter...
07-13-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,322
Posted By bikamper

No pics because this was thirty plus years ago. ...

No pics because this was thirty plus years ago.

I was becoming what was known as a 'Lifer' at my last job and one of the guys in our maintenance shop knew I rode bikes. He told me his Great Uncle...
07-12-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 111,066
Posted By bikamper

This followed me home yesterday. ...

This followed me home yesterday.
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03-26-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 24,631
Posted By bikamper

Grant Peterson has a car?

Grant Peterson has a car?
03-15-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,717
Posted By bikamper

I prefer a percolator to drip, but I've used...

I prefer a percolator to drip, but I've used both. What heats it is more interesting.

Sometimes I've used a Trangia 28
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03-14-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,596
Posted By bikamper

1970 Schwinn Paramount track bike with a mix of...

1970 Schwinn Paramount track bike with a mix of Campy and Cinelli. And an 84 Bianchi Nuova Alloro(sp). The only full Italian bike I ever owned. Kinda missing my Miyata CarbonTech 3000 fixed gear, too.
03-07-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,468
Posted By bikamper

I've recently sold or donated most of my bike...

I've recently sold or donated most of my bike parts but I've held onto these.

Tag Heuer Chronoprinter 505. Kinda useless without the transmitter but I like it. Has some provenance. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-01-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,298
Posted By bikamper

AT, the reflective tape on the rear wheel is a...

AT, the reflective tape on the rear wheel is a great idea. I couldn't even tell from the first pic. What pedals are you running on the WalGoose?

70s Gitane. Alfine 8...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-29-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,298
Posted By bikamper

Hey, Almost Trick, our fatties have the same...

Hey, Almost Trick, our fatties have the same rubber. I replaced the truck inner tubes with Surly 3". Lightened the wheels up just a teeny bit. The old tires and tubes went to Working Bikes...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-28-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,298
Posted By bikamper

The bike bridge is slated to be replaced with a...

The bike bridge is slated to be replaced with a nicer one in May, 2017. Which means more like mid 2018, when I should be retired and won't care anymore.:D

Some pics.

Fat A$$ Wally. Geared...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-28-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,298
Posted By bikamper

That's what I used say, AlmostTrick. Not...

That's what I used say, AlmostTrick.

Not giving up just yet but I'm definitely curtailing my pedaling activities for a while. The removal of the bike bridge under the I90 bridge aided in that...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-13-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,298
Posted By bikamper

Hey, Mike here. I haven't been on the forum in...

Hey, Mike here. I haven't been on the forum in ages. I had a nasty spill and knee injury in June 2013 and surgery later that December. Let's just say that healing proper isn't happening. The...
07-18-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 443,776
Posted By bikamper

Well, it didn't exactly come today. It did come...

Well, it didn't exactly come today. It did come from Finland.
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07-12-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,486
Posted By bikamper

Don't know if I've lost my nerve or just gained...

Don't know if I've lost my nerve or just gained wisdom with age.

At 35, I hit 66mph while riding PBP in 91. All I though was, That was cool!

At 45, while descending a hill in SE Ohio, I was...
07-11-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By bikamper

I'm right? I need to show this to my wife, she'll...

I'm right? I need to show this to my wife, she'll never believe it.:lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-5UFp2dsqk
07-05-13, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By bikamper

I've had a 69 model since 1970. Basically a...

I've had a 69 model since 1970. Basically a stretched Raleigh Sports frame. The Huret Allvit chainmoveroverers will do what you ask, but nothing more. The saddle is most likely a Wrights W3N, nothing...
06-23-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By bikamper

What Robbie Tunes said. Yesterday, wet...

What Robbie Tunes said.

Yesterday, wet wooden bridge, damp leaves, and touched the front brake. Woohoo. Had my right leg bent beneath me and did splits a cheerleader would be jealous of. Ended up...
06-05-13, 04:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,284
Posted By bikamper

Monark Rocket, 1952-ish ...

Monark Rocket, 1952-ish
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The...
04-22-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,454
Posted By bikamper

Oh, the AW has all the slop they are purported to...

Oh, the AW has all the slop they are purported to have. I don't find it too annoying as I don't skip-stop and can't track stand. The hub in the Dunelt has a sliding clutch I had machined from A2...
04-21-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,454
Posted By bikamper

You sure about this?:twitchy: 73 Super...

You sure about this?:twitchy:

73 Super Course, fixed FW 3 speed
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/bikamper/P6100438.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bikamper/media/P6100438.jpg.html)
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04-16-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,960
Posted By bikamper

I'm out. Took the grandkid roller skating for her...

I'm out. Took the grandkid roller skating for her first time. She went down, then grandpa tripped over her and landed on his left knee, hard. Feels like ICE for the next few days.
04-14-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,960
Posted By bikamper

A man after my own heart. Born in raised there. ...

A man after my own heart. Born in raised there.

I wanted the moniker 'cheesy' when I signed on but it was already tooken.

Saturday is coming up too fast and I haven't been on a bike since...
04-06-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,606
Posted By bikamper

My worst was rear wheel of bike/front bumper of...

My worst was rear wheel of bike/front bumper of car 6 years ago but that has been mentioned before. So, let's go back 53 years to 1960(was it really that long ago?)I'm riding my new to me Schwinn...
04-03-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 443,776
Posted By bikamper

Since I closed my Ebay account a month ago, not a...

Since I closed my Ebay account a month ago, not a damn thing.
04-01-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,617
Posted By bikamper

From 2005 to early last year most, but not all,...

From 2005 to early last year most, but not all, rides were on this beast.
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1964 Dunelt Sports, 2 speed fixed gear. Does all I ask of it....
03-29-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,960
Posted By bikamper

In, if I ain't gotta be someplace else.

In, if I ain't gotta be someplace else.
03-17-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By bikamper

Like badger_biker, I regret ever getting rid of...

Like badger_biker, I regret ever getting rid of the pair I had in the early 80's. And like you noticed, Al, the fit is hit or miss and they require a bit o' thinking during the first few steps after...
03-16-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By bikamper

I used a carbide dremel bit to get the broken...

I used a carbide dremel bit to get the broken easy-out out of the front caliper of my loathed 78 Malibu. Next step was 'Bleeder Valve Repair Kit' which did NOT include the proper tap drill, tap, or...
03-16-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,025
Posted By bikamper

So far, I'm 0-2 on Chicago area swaps this year....

So far, I'm 0-2 on Chicago area swaps this year. Other employer recommended venues had required attendance.
02-27-13, 02:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,889
Posted By bikamper

Fun thread. I've had some nice bikes and...

Fun thread.

I've had some nice bikes and some stinkers.

Home made mini bike, sometime back in the sixties. If you can call something with an old 8hp Wisconsin on it 'mini'. That would be a...
02-27-13, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By bikamper

Just 6" of heavy wet crap so far.

Just 6" of heavy wet crap so far.
02-10-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,128
Posted By bikamper

I was 17 and a senior in high school. I'd opt for...

I was 17 and a senior in high school. I'd opt for the Schwinn if I didn't already have a Robin Hood Lenton Sports. Having a few years with the Robin Hood under my belt(43 and counting)I'd go for the...
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