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10-09-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,206
Posted By rootboy

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in...

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in that condition. When was the last time you saw a PX-10 with the Reynolds seat tube decal that intact?
It would be a shame to part that out, IMO. I'm...
10-03-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

Oh man. Heart breaking picture. Wonder if his...

Oh man. Heart breaking picture. Wonder if his mother perished.
10-03-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,104
Posted By rootboy

Someone got a heckuva deal.

Someone got a heckuva deal.
09-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

Jeeze. Glad he got rescued but it seems they...

Jeeze. Glad he got rescued but it seems they could come up with another method of identifying than cut off the tip of their ear.
That's cruel.
09-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,636
Posted By rootboy

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their...

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their tools back when. Metal working lathes, milling machines and shapers branded Craftsman were made by Atlas, etc.
Craftsman hand planes and block planes...
09-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By rootboy

They added that lip to the front of the Record...

They added that lip to the front of the Record front derailleur cage in, what? 1977 or 78?
First generation of the Record derailleur was in 1962-63 as I remember.
09-09-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By rootboy

Thanks Brent! Hope that one-off stop pin works...

Thanks Brent!
Hope that one-off stop pin works well for you, and stays put!
As for the flies, glad to do them. I just love tying flies. Tie so many in fact, I'll never be able to use them all,...
08-07-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older...

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older one in great shape, all the better.
08-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,511
Posted By rootboy

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing....

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing. Just their plain cloth tape is great stuff....
08-04-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,511
Posted By rootboy

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid....

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid. Didn't last long.
07-26-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,301
Posted By rootboy

Lighten your load by all means! But DON'T LOSE...

Lighten your load by all means!
But DON'T LOSE THAT HAT!
07-22-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By rootboy

Hey Brent, Check this out. I made this one. PM...

Hey Brent,
Check this out. I made this one. PM sent
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07-15-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago....

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago. All I have left of her is memories.

...
02-04-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,903
Posted By rootboy

Actually, they're two different things. Not that...

Actually, they're two different things. Not that I grasp it that well.
Especially after trying to read this;...
02-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,838
Posted By rootboy

The only comment here that caused me to pause,...

The only comment here that caused me to pause, and think. Interesting. Could it be they were made out of tubing rather than bar stock, forged, etc.?
02-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,668
Posted By rootboy

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a...

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a collection. Of anything.
02-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,668
Posted By rootboy

That's a real beauty, Wawine.

That's a real beauty, Wawine.
02-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,668
Posted By rootboy

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection....

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection.
But I don't think he'll ever show it here.
02-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,668
Posted By rootboy

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these...

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these days though.
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01-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,903
Posted By rootboy

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but...

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but not any more. In fact, I would probably sell this stuff, but it doesn't seem to be worth much of anything.
F3, FA and FM2 with their motors. 35 mm f...
12-22-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By rootboy

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age,...

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age, perspectives change, eh? My biggest fear is that I may croak unexpectedly and my wife will have to deal with all of this crap around here. And I've...
12-22-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By rootboy

Wow Jim! Super nice!

Wow Jim! Super nice!
12-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By rootboy

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect,...

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect, since he wasn't a flyer, that he probably picked that up in India before they flew over the Hump.
When I first showed that to my wife, who is...
12-22-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By rootboy

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too...

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too Much Stuff syndrome and trying to de-acquire some of the too-numerous collections of stuff I have around here.
I'm getting to that age. However,...
12-22-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By rootboy

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.
11-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By rootboy

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate. At...

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate.
At least you're not a Uyghur.
11-22-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By rootboy

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series...

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series I think. Called Svenski and Krutsch.
11-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

There are two means of refuge from the miseries...

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life. Music and cats. Albert...
11-13-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,285
Posted By rootboy

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the...

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the house and shoo the riff raff away from the front door.
11-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 36,285
Posted By rootboy

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Just thought I'd add to this thread with a mention of...
10-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

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Well, how things can change, so rapidly. Seems I just posted a...
10-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,206
Posted By rootboy

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Someone say Snap On tool box?
09-20-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,012
Posted By rootboy

All this parts decision stuff is the fun part....

All this parts decision stuff is the fun part. Right?
09-20-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

On "talking" with cats. I like it. My wife is...

On "talking" with cats. I like it. My wife is frequently amazed that the two cats "talk" with me, and not her very often. It only makes sense, I tell her. I talk to them a lot. They respond in kind....
09-19-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. This is one very reserved and aloof cat. Or...

Yeah. This is one very reserved and aloof cat. Or was.
She was actually returned to the shelter by someone who adopted her., as being "too sketchy".
What B.S.! I said. I'll take her. She was...
09-19-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

On names. I am convinced that a given name is...

On names. I am convinced that a given name is just that. It's mostly for you, not your cat. They couldn't care less,
even though they do come to recognize what you repeatedly call them.
I call...
09-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,012
Posted By rootboy

How many times during the day do you wash your...

How many times during the day do you wash your hands?

It's not a disorder if a mismatched set of brakes bugs you.
Change 'em.
09-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,668
Posted By rootboy

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot. ...

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot.

Ummm...P-38 Lightning

One of the prettiest things ever made.
09-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 214,385
Posted By rootboy

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including...

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including Scheckter, Hunt, Lauda, Fittipaldi, et...
09-08-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 214,385
Posted By rootboy

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track,...

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track, on what looks like a Bianchi.
...
09-06-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,738
Posted By rootboy

"I know that you and Frank were planning to...

"I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me...and I'm afraid that is something I cannot allow to happen."
...
09-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 89,109
Posted By rootboy

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread. My...

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread.
My old Pioneer SA-9500 amp, and 5500 II tuner
A set of mahogany stands I made for my old JBL L19s, which I bought new in '77
The black ELACs on the metal...
09-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,815
Posted By rootboy

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were...

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were pretty too
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09-04-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,668
Posted By rootboy

As I read the situation, which may be totally...

As I read the situation, which may be totally wrong, if any resentment exists, some of it may be that the long term members here are mostly vintage bicycle enthusiasts.
When a new person logs on...
09-03-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,668
Posted By rootboy

Toxicity. My new word for the day. I don't mind...

Toxicity. My new word for the day.
I don't mind newbies, but then I'm an oldbie who posts here less and less.

Good grief. I just looked at my post count for the first time in years.
I need to...
08-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By rootboy

Bike carry strap ~ Hand made leather

I made a few of these several years ago. Thinking I'd save this one for myself. But figured I might as well see if someone can use it as I never will.
Handy if you have to carry your bike up...
08-30-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By rootboy

They do. And on a couple of mine I coated the...

They do. And on a couple of mine I coated the back side of the clamp with clear PlastiDip.
To give a little cushioning "bite", and to help protect the paint.
08-29-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

For a face like that, it's worth the risk.

For a face like that, it's worth the risk.
08-23-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,209
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,730
Posted By rootboy

I like vises. These pictures of various vises...

I like vises. These pictures of various vises interests me. I've got a number of vises.
Such as,
...
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