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07-06-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By sloar

He’s saying the 70’s and 80’s didn’t exist in the...

He’s saying the 70’s and 80’s didn’t exist in the 60’s. He was joking!
06-29-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By sloar

There’s a Bob Jackson on the craigslist and eBay...

There’s a Bob Jackson on the craigslist and eBay thread. And I have a 54 if that would work.
06-26-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By sloar

De Rosa update.

No luck selling the De Rosa so Iíve been riding it. I normally like to ride frames with a seattube of 56-57cm and toptube of 55-56cm. But at 5í9Ē on paper I should ride a 54cm. Iím starting to get...
06-19-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By sloar

40-42 bars. If bars and stem together diameter...

40-42 bars. If bars and stem together diameter doesn’t matter. But just the stem I have 26.0 bars
06-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By sloar

De Rosa Professional

I tried making this work, but my body cannot handle a 54cm. Itís full Nuovo Record with a Super Record headset. A few chips in the paint, the worst is the drive side chainstay and a small ding in...
06-15-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By sloar

I love mine! ...

I love mine!



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06-15-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By sloar

Brooks Pro

$70 shipped, cover included SOLD


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Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By sloar

I’m not selling the bike, but I’ve made a few...

I’m not selling the bike, but I’ve made a few changes since the pic. I replaced the freewheel with a smaller one, metal r/d cable and black cloth bar wrap. The tires are what I had in hand, but I’m...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By sloar

pics were taken how I bought it. I overhauled it...

pics were taken how I bought it. I overhauled it at work and forgot my air pump.
06-13-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By sloar

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06-12-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By sloar

Surprise haul today

Went to pick up a cheap Giant bike for my daughter to take to college. I noticed the Black Lightningís in the garage and asked about them. Then he said he had one more and wheeled out the De Rosa. A...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By sloar

I flip bikes all the time as a hobby, honestly I...

I flip bikes all the time as a hobby, honestly I really don't care about the margin. I love finding old bikes, making them pretty and ridable and selling them at good prices. I like keeping these...
05-30-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By sloar

My seatpost and stem remover. Modify a hacksaw...

My seatpost and stem remover. Modify a hacksaw blade for longer lengths....
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By sloar

Being a combat Marine veteran helps with minimal...

Being a combat Marine veteran helps with minimal camping. I still have some quality camping gear, eureka solitaire tent and a few other things that fit in Panniers well. No plans on taking my guitar...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By sloar

Mainly unsupported solo rides, my longest was...

Mainly unsupported solo rides, my longest was Indiana to Florida on a 99 Trek 520. After that I sold it and started racing. I’m just now getting back into it with a goal of going cross country in a...
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By sloar

Ad was on Facebook Marketplace. I messaged him...

Ad was on Facebook Marketplace. I messaged him and asked him for a good time to meet. He responded anytime was good. This was the night before, so I told him I would be there around 5:30 for sure. He...
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By sloar

Never mind, I made plans to meet the seller and...

Never mind, I made plans to meet the seller and drove an hour one way. He sold it before I got there. I haven’t been that mad in a long time. That’s one thing I’ve never done, I’ve even had people...
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By sloar

Serotta Colorado LT value

Iím going to look at this today and was wondering what the value is. Itís full Dura Ace with brifters. Non matching wheels, but I have a nice set for it. Looks like other than that new cables, bar...
05-19-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 434,970
Posted By sloar

I think Iím done. ...

I think Iím done.




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05-13-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,312
Posted By sloar

To answer a couple questions and remarks, I did...

To answer a couple questions and remarks, I did have the puller threaded all the way in. I really didn't crank any harder than I have before on other cranks without issues. This was all done by hand,...
05-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6,438
Views: 560,030
Posted By sloar

Finally got some nice pedals, Shimano M324ís. ...

Finally got some nice pedals, Shimano M324ís.

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05-08-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By sloar

I ended up going with LX, I found a good deal on...

I ended up going with LX, I found a good deal on a crankset and derailleurs. The Triple Blaze that’s on it now works fine, I just wanted something to do.
05-08-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By sloar

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like any skilled...

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like any skilled machinist could do the work.
05-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By sloar

C’mon, both of you guys could’ve rode through...

C’mon, both of you guys could’ve rode through that!
05-01-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13,961
Views: 2,977,737
Posted By sloar

Pulled this out of dumpster. ...

Pulled this out of dumpster.




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05-01-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 434,970
Posted By sloar

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04-30-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By sloar

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04-23-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 285,547
Posted By sloar

A fast commuter bike, thrown together out of the...

A fast commuter bike, thrown together out of the parts bin.


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04-17-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By sloar

Swapping rims the lazy way

I hate lacing rims, I just needed to swap rims so I could have a matching pair, so I cheated a little.



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04-03-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,714
Posted By sloar

Iím gonna have to say this one. Bought it off the...

Iím gonna have to say this one. Bought it off the original owner that bought it overseas while in the military. He said he never got a chance to ride it.



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04-01-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,128
Posted By sloar

The Best Bang For Your Buck Thread.

I was out this morning riding my Trek 420, I was amazed how smooth the ride was. Then I started thinking what a great bike for the very small amount of money I paid. There’s no way you can buy a new...
03-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By sloar

Finished the 420, kept the original Blaze...

Finished the 420, kept the original Blaze components. Added a Brooks Pro, Pasela 32’s, new cables and bar tape.


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03-23-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 434,970
Posted By sloar

All done except for tires, I’m thinking Pasela...

All done except for tires, I’m thinking Pasela 32’s



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03-23-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By sloar

My main concern is my family. We’re doing extra...

My main concern is my family. We’re doing extra shifts at the fire department since we’re also an ambulance service. Things haven’t got out of control yet but we’re ready if it does. I’m just afraid...
03-22-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 434,970
Posted By sloar

I also just picked up a 420, bought of the...

I also just picked up a 420, bought of the original owner that told me he hardly ever rode it. Pics are how I picked it up, he had it hanging in a really nice garage.


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03-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By sloar

Picked up a mint Trek 420

I love finding bikes like this. Bought it off an elderly man that bought it brand new, rode it a few times then put it up and it shows. This is how I bought it, havenít even wiped it down. Iím gonna...
03-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By sloar

Sometimes I act before I think.

Iím getting some parts together for a future build. I picked up a Shimano RSX crankset today, while cleaning it I noticed the teeth were screwed up. So without any research I ordered 2 chainrings....
03-11-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By sloar

Wait till you try to put a 26" tire on a 26"...

Wait till you try to put a 26" tire on a 26" Schwinn wheel. Before the internet and I had no idea why it wouldn't fit. Finally an old timer filled me in on the ridiculous Schwinn wheel size.
02-20-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By sloar

Let’s see those Somecs

Not too many threads on Somecs, so let’s see some. Mine is a Special with Columbus Aelle and Victory. Also has a matching Somec branded pump.




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02-17-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,913
Posted By sloar

Not only does it count, itís also my favorite.

Not only does it count, itís also my favorite.
02-17-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,913
Posted By sloar

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/sloar1070...

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/sloar1070/DSC01717_zpsx3eunwxy.jpg (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sloar1070/media/DSC01717_zpsx3eunwxy.jpg.html)



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02-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,913
Posted By sloar

I’ve painted a few. ...

I’ve painted a few.


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02-16-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,568
Posted By sloar

No headbadge so I have no idea of maker. I’d...

No headbadge so I have no idea of maker. I’d guess the date to be around 1890’s. Mine still has beautiful scroll work. The fork stands were on it and I couldn’t figure out what they were for. The...
02-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,568
Posted By sloar

Great idea on tires. I never put any on mine...

Great idea on tires. I never put any on mine because the originals are to expensive. Now maybe I can ride http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/sloar1070/wood1_zps1ui1w7nv.jpg...
01-10-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,192
Posted By sloar

I did not throw it away! I leaned it against the...

I did not throw it away! I leaned it against the dumpster to use the restroom. I’ll send my address so you can return it. Thanks.
01-09-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By sloar

Fuji Touring find

Found this 1984 Fuji touring series 3 on craigslist for a steal. All original, cosmetically challenged but perfect for my needs. A trip to my local bike shop for cables and bar tape, I spotted a nice...
12-25-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,753
Posted By sloar

I've had a couple turn of the century wood wheel...

I've had a couple turn of the century wood wheel bikes. If the rims are bent, the best way to straighten them is soak them in water and lash them to a straight metal rim for a couple days to dry. I...
12-22-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,413
Posted By sloar

It’s yours do what you want. I think it looks...

It’s yours do what you want. I think it looks great, very nice work so far. I built a 1953 Ford F-100 and put
a Chevy 350 in it. I caught a lot of flak on that, but I was happy with it.
11-27-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,952
Posted By sloar

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/sloar1070...

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10-09-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By sloar

If anyone passes through central Indiana, hit me...

If anyone passes through central Indiana, hit me up. I’ll make sure you’ll have hot showers and a bed at the fire station.
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