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07-04-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

NICE looking' row of bikes. :thumb:

NICE looking' row of bikes. :thumb:
07-04-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 49
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Like some of my bike projects, our American...

Like some of my bike projects, our American republic is still very much a work in progress, with it's own strengths and flaws, but still worth doggedly chipping away at with a sense of cautious...
07-04-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 737,497
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Whoa, dude. I'm seriously not gonna ef with you....

Whoa, dude. I'm seriously not gonna ef with you. I cross the street when I see hombres like you :D

We have similar taste in saddlery, though.
07-04-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

OK. That's a new one on me.

OK. That's a new one on me.
07-04-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That is one certainly beat-ass frame; it's almost...

That is one certainly beat-ass frame; it's almost like someone was sorta half-heartedly attacking it with a 9-iron or something. :foo:

I bet it'd hold up under normal riding though. As said above,...
07-03-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 197,279
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not really a huge Renee Zellweger fan, but man,...

Not really a huge Renee Zellweger fan, but man, she really hit a home run in that movie. (I guess it helps that I'm a big Judy Garland fan, but whatevevs.) :rolleyes:
07-03-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

He put the hub in a vise? AFTER you told him...

He put the hub in a vise? AFTER you told him that's the part you wanted to save? Man, that right there is some rookie BS. :(

OTOH, Wildwood scores again!
07-03-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I can vouch for both the Cannondale ST and the...

I can vouch for both the Cannondale ST and the Voyageur, because I have one of each :)

But for the heaviest possible loads, The Cannondale; all day, every day. I ride big frames, so flex becomes...
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes, once they’ve been crudely repainted, bikes...

Yes, once they’ve been crudely repainted, bikes like this would have to be more of a “I want to learn to work on old bikes and have a hobby” thing than an “I can make some quick money” thing.
07-02-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Wow. Shiny! I'm hoping I get to the...

Wow. Shiny!



I'm hoping I get to the Peloton box before my wife sees it... :innocent: I mean, I've gotten rid of FOUR bikes in the last year, including two last month, but that's probably...
Replies: 25
Views: 490
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes. There may be an old Peugeot out there...

Yes.

There may be an old Peugeot out there that's worth that much, but I was mostly making a joke about trying to value a bike we had no info on; and especially no pics. (at the time)

I'm...
07-02-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15,649
Views: 1,588,895
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Omigod! Please tell me you took a moment there...

Omigod! Please tell me you took a moment there to danse tout en rond?
07-02-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

OMG... It's still available? :rolleyes:

OMG... It's still available? :rolleyes:
06-30-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've stretched out a few RDs well past their...

I've stretched out a few RDs well past their official capacity, so I'm gong to say ... maybe? depends on how long that hanger is, chain length and the jump between the big and small chainring, if...
06-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Extremely pretty! :love: That crank is just...

Extremely pretty! :love: That crank is just nuts.
06-28-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm kinda "anything and everything," too. ...

I'm kinda "anything and everything," too. Starting with whatever I have on hand, then going to eBay or Porkchop to see if I can find exactly the right color.
06-28-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sad :( But yeah, it sets you up for a New Bike...

Sad :( But yeah, it sets you up for a New Bike Day.

I'm trying to figure out what caused that weird pea-sized void in the BB shell casting, above the big crack line. I've seen broken bottom...
06-28-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 751
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I was a subscriber back then (though not a member...

I was a subscriber back then (though not a member of the BSA) and I remember that Vista ad. My subscription to Boy's Life and Ranger Rick magazines lapsed after my grandma died in '75. She was the...
06-28-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'd go with pic A. From personal...

I'd go with pic A.

From personal experience I know that RD will stretch a helluva long ways and wouldn't worry about it, but I always look at big/big too before making the final cut. I still...
06-28-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,040
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I ain't even got a garage; you can call home and...

I ain't even got a garage; you can call home and ask my wife :(
06-27-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 73,891
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Grrr! Those #@*&%^% Bubbles!!! (Yeah, I...

Grrr! Those #@*&%^% Bubbles!!!

(Yeah, I guess that wasn't very convincing.)
06-25-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 920
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Old Cannondale, all day, every day. Or a Surly...

Old Cannondale, all day, every day. Or a Surly Long Haul Trucker if you want to spend five times as much and have a much heavier bike :)

If I'm gonna need a chain tensioner though, I may as well...
06-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 73,891
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Neither have I. But the Wild Weasels of Waukesha...

Neither have I. But the Wild Weasels of Waukesha would be an excellent name for a rock band.



That's what I thought, too. But since I'm in a pulp mill town, I was also thinking maybe they...
06-24-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I would try the spray can solvent ----> spray can...

I would try the spray can solvent ----> spray can grease routine first, as well. But I'd also get a 10mm hex wrnech and start looking for a free hub, too. Best to have all your bases covered :)
06-24-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,179
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

3alarmer, damn, that big Johnson of yours is sexy!

3alarmer, damn, that big Johnson of yours is sexy!
06-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Looks like I've worked out a deal with jjames for...

Looks like I've worked out a deal with jjames for his nicely preserved Pelo, minus a few parts for shipping and general thriftiness. Thanks everyone for your inputs.

Anyone need a 25" 1987 Tempo...
06-22-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Google has some pix of a retro-look-cruiser named...

Google has some pix of a retro-look-cruiser named Murray Galaxy. I had no idea this kind of bike was being made in the USA at the turn of the century. Always assumed they would have been made in...
06-21-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I would think (but I am not sure) the difference...

I would think (but I am not sure) the difference between an 830 and 850 of that vintage would just be a few of the components.

Same frame?
06-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Got one daughter home from college and the other...

Got one daughter home from college and the other one went back to finish up her school teaching business for the year in nearby Seattle. She'd been home since March zooming her classes and I think...
06-21-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A good day's work. Mazel tov!

A good day's work. Mazel tov!
06-19-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,129
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4557/25144939498_523...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4557/25144939498_523b2357e3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EiYotC)
06-18-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 142,339
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

And, seriously? They didn't have a crank puller...

And, seriously? They didn't have a crank puller with them? These aren't very efficient thieves. :(
06-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The one that fits better. Oh, they both...

The one that fits better.

Oh, they both fit me perfectly? Then I have no choice but to buy both of them :D
06-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,347
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

C'mon in, the water's fine! I sold two just last...

C'mon in, the water's fine! I sold two just last week; it felt good. And two last fall. Now I'm down to 19 (I think), including my wife's and daughters bikes. I really wouldn't mind getting rid of a...
06-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Awesome look. But probably not very good high...

Awesome look. But probably not very good high speed handling dynamics, more of a boardwalk or parade rider. :)
06-18-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 73,891
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Wanna screw? There were four of these...

Wanna screw?

There were four of these polished stainless things just sitting in the brush near our local airport. Including one NOS in what was left of its original packing. (That's my 63cm...
06-17-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ah, so you're just here to tease me, then? ;) ...

Ah, so you're just here to tease me, then? ;)

And actually, I'm pretty good a the color matching and touch ups. But even so, I can always spot the ones I've done myself.
06-16-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'd go for yellow flutes; more subtle. Some...

I'd go for yellow flutes; more subtle. Some night also recommend alternating red AND yellow flutes.

That's going to be a nice looking bike when you're done :thumb:
06-16-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I know I bought some spokes from them last year,...

I know I bought some spokes from them last year, but I can't find anywhere on their site that indicates they sell them... ? EDIT: nesteel scooped me!

Ebay seller childhood_dreams has double butted...
06-16-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

3alarmer, that looks pretty nice. At your...

3alarmer, that looks pretty nice. At your leisure, can you Post or PM me some pics of what the biggest flaws in the paint job (if any) there are? I've already been in touch w/jjames with a similar...
06-16-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not that particular item; but Dean51 has had a...

Not that particular item; but Dean51 has had a few items up over the last year I might have bit on. And he only lives about a mile and half from me. It's a very cool little back-roads ride to his...
06-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Man, that’s some impressive rust. Seaside town...

Man, that’s some impressive rust. Seaside town rust. Hard to believe that chain still works. I wouldn’t use it. Twelve bucks for a new one and rest easy.
06-15-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

WTB '86 Peloton or '87 Tempo (extra clean only, larger frame)

In 24" or 25" frame size, F/F or whole bike, but I'm looking for pristine or near mint condition. (Could be waiting awhile, I know)

I have an '87 Tempo I like a lot, but the paint is only so-so,...
06-14-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Dean51, I keep forgetting to tell you: Email me...

Dean51, I keep forgetting to tell you: Email me before you post used stuff here, it may save you the trouble of shipping it. :)
06-14-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The Lambert (Viscount) ones also come out with a...

The Lambert (Viscount) ones also come out with a standard extractor, IIRC. No special size crank puller needed.
06-14-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Got enough for at least one pair, it seems....

Got enough for at least one pair, it seems. :thumb: And the 32 hole rim has what appears to be brass washers already in place.

...
06-14-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 73,891
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I only thought of it because I had just...

I only thought of it because I had just 'refurbed' myself a 5-day-old Costco croissant. Nine seconds on high and tastes just like new.
06-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Showing off six NOS Nisi tubular hoops, and a question

My cousin dumped a pile of bicycle rims on me; left behind in his guesthouse by his late father-in-law. (I met the old gent a few times; had I known he was a vintage bike nerd, those Thanksgiving...
06-14-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If you're mainly interested in that, just wax it...

If you're mainly interested in that, just wax it a couple times a year and it won't get any worse.

Some extreme close up shots of the problem areas might be helpful in determining what you have...
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