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09-27-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 366
Posted By Mad Honk

For me to do a paint on frame and fork, it takes...

For me to do a paint on frame and fork, it takes at least eight hours, and that is using Imron, phosphotizing agent, and that assumes the bike is clean coming in. A strip and medial blast will be a...
09-26-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By big chainring

First experience...off roading it

What an experience. Spent the afternoon riding trails in southern Wisconsin. The John Muir and Emma Carllin trails. Had no idea what to expect, and man was it challenging, intense riding. Even more...
09-25-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By SurferRosa

Ad is complaining that he can no longer afford to...

Ad is complaining that he can no longer afford to flip bikes. The simple solution is to ride more. Worked for me this summer. I feel like I'm in the best shape I've been for the last decade or more....
09-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By dweenk

I have seen a few brushed pin stripe/box lining...

I have seen a few brushed pin stripe/box lining jobs on safes, bikes and automobiles. When I looked closely, none were robot perfect (but very good), but that is part of the charm. It's kind of like...
09-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By xiaoman1

Many thanks for both of the videos...paticularly...

Many thanks for both of the videos...paticularly like the old school bike building vid...hand drilling the rims was a riot.
:thumb: Ben
09-23-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 842
Posted By Murray Missile

Nostalgia vs. reality.

When I was a kid back in 1963 I got a shiny red Murray Missile for my 8th birthday and I have many great memories of that bike. Hence my choice of user name. I have long thought it would be great...
09-22-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 444
Posted By bulgie

Hmm, looks to me like both crown measurements are...

Hmm, looks to me like both crown measurements are about the same, and both about 27.4. I don't necessarily believe that; I think more likely the calipers are whack.

Don't get hung up on the...
09-22-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,022
Posted By cudak888

Important question to anyone here who reports a...

Important question to anyone here who reports a breakage - did your cranks:

Break at the pedal eye?
Break above the pedal eye, where the toe clip strap wears the arm?
Break at the spider,...
09-21-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By halb

Honestly, a hacksaw. Drew a line with magic...

Honestly, a hacksaw. Drew a line with magic marker, and did my best.
09-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, many thanks to C9H13N who kindly sent me a...

Well, many thanks to C9H13N who kindly sent me a couple Simplex shifter friction screws, M5 x 1.0, and they fit beautifully. So this mystery is solved.
09-20-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ok. So go on Yelp and post your before and after...

Ok. So go on Yelp and post your before and after photos and trash them. Find their Facebook page and do the same. Get on every social media and do the same. Name the bike shop here- why be coy about...
09-20-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 626
Posted By rosefarts

It's really too bad this forum doesn't do...

It's really too bad this forum doesn't do signatures. This is brilliant!
09-20-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't quite understand the purpose of bringing...

I don't quite understand the purpose of bringing it to a shop. They have little interest in the long-term health of your bike. They will never treat the details as well as you.
09-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By top506

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond...

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond no less, the same way.

Top
09-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By nlerner

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all...

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all about the customer.
09-16-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By cudak888

Far from it. I've had a fair amount of cases...

Far from it. I've had a fair amount of cases where I've invited a forum member into a thread to provide their knowledge to a thread. Since the mention system didn't work, they were never notified.
...
09-16-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By JaccoW

PSA: How the (broken) @mention system works right now

The forum system for mentioning isn't working properly at the moment which some of you might have noticed because it has been ages since you got a notification of someone calling you out. ;)
...
09-15-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 978
Posted By Dfrost

Don’t know about “everyone”, but I prefer...

Don’t know about “everyone”, but I prefer two-bolt posts (1st gen VO Long Setback is a favorite) because the saddle angle can be easily and finely adjusted without disturbing anything else, quite...
09-15-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 978
Posted By steelbikeguy

I think this is the key... the grub screw that...

I think this is the key... the grub screw that sets the tilt eventually displaces some aluminum in the plate that it bears against. This causes a lack of tension in the main bolt, which allows it...
09-14-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By dbhouston

Monday Night Wrenching

With the cranks back on, I refitted the guards. Wheels need a bit more love (and 3/16 bearings for the AW), but that's about it.

I love where this is going to end up on my end. Unusual history,...
09-12-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By 3alarmer

...these small 5 x 0.8 taps are cheaply and...

...these small 5 x 0.8 taps are cheaply and readily available at places like Home Depot (at least my HD), and on Amazon.
It's not a big deal to buy an extra one and use a grinder to take down the...
09-09-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By MntnMan62

It's a Monark Silver King Roadster for girls made...

It's a Monark Silver King Roadster for girls made by Monark Battery Co., in Chicago, Illinois. The company was in existence between the early 1930's and the 1950's. It's made of aluminum alloy,...
09-09-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By merziac

1in. inside ID surgical tubing from efbay. ...

1in. inside ID surgical tubing from efbay.

Its very tough to cut, used a gasket maker punch for the hole then trimmed the rest with CUTCO kitchen scissors, still pretty hard to cut and not going...
09-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,473
Posted By Salamandrine

LOL, when I was a kid Schwinns were the fancy...

LOL, when I was a kid Schwinns were the fancy bikes for rich kids. Everyone else rode Huffy, All-Pro, Royce Union and similar boat anchors.

The Schwinn Varsities, Continentals, Collegiates were...
09-07-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By dbhouston

I clearly didn't dilute the oil enough on the...

I clearly didn't dilute the oil enough on the guards. They were tacky until I came back at them with the more dilute blend. The mineral spirits did what I hoped and allowed me to rub on a lighter...
09-04-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 316,029
Posted By oneclick

Turned one of these: ...

Turned one of these:

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into one of these:
...
09-04-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, don't stand the frame upside-down with...

Yeah, don't stand the frame upside-down with cabled-up non aeros.

I sold a bike to a high-strung, young guy a long time ago that wanted to show me a noise a month or so later. He rode, racing...
09-02-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 956
Posted By Glennr134

I went for a short ride today on the Schwinn and...

I went for a short ride today on the Schwinn and did not see much difference between my Bridgestone with round rings. The big thing was when i would look down and see the rotation. Its a bit odd...
09-02-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,201
Posted By The Golden Boy

For 70s and early 80s- It would be a...

For 70s and early 80s-

It would be a Cyclone/Superbe/Simplex/Stronglight group.

1st Gen Cyclone derailleurs, Superbe brakes and levers, Simplex Retrofriction shifters, and Stronglight 99 crank.
09-02-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 956
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It depends on how high a cadence. When you are...

It depends on how high a cadence. When you are going downhill and you are spinning furiously, you notice your butt is bouncing off the seat. This is because you are overpowering the downstroke. In...
09-02-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,165
Posted By Andy_K

https://youtu.be/qpMvS1Q1sos

https://youtu.be/qpMvS1Q1sos
09-01-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,533
Posted By gugie

Note to self: ask the wife for a gas...

Note to self: ask the wife for a gas chromatography setup for Christmas...
09-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,006
Posted By jackbombay

I want a light bike very bad! How bad do...

I want a light bike very bad!

How bad do you want your bike light?

I want a light bike very bad!

Very bad light bike it is!
09-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By robertj298

This would be me on my bike lol

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09-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,533
Posted By noglider

Being rebelliously frugal, I never bought chamois...

Being rebelliously frugal, I never bought chamois cream. I used Vaseline or hemorrhoid ointment, and it seemed to work fine. I bet nearly any oil would do.
08-31-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,392
Posted By cudak888

Now you fellows have me in full conspiracy theory...

Now you fellows have me in full conspiracy theory mode about the CCL crown. They were OEM on the '81-83 Schwinn Superiors (Baby Paramounts), and a surprising number of those seem to pop up with...
08-31-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By SurferRosa

While we're on the subject, what's the best bike...

While we're on the subject, what's the best bike shop in Franklin?

And where can I get a beer in Fairview?
08-30-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By iab

No. But tedious and time consuming. ...

No. But tedious and time consuming.



Your thinking is incorrect.
08-30-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By BismarckII

Thanks for your help

Thank you very much for your help! I will train to use them and I am confident I will manage it!
08-30-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By jethin

Tried ayahuasca?

Tried ayahuasca?
08-29-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,772
Posted By BFisher

Don't forget, with carbon fiber you have to...

Don't forget, with carbon fiber you have to remember to keep it away from dogs as they may chew through it. Especially bull terriers.

My cat started nibbling on the leg of a steel kitchen stool...
08-29-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By SurferRosa

Remove the tube and put the Sekai box on ebay. ...

Remove the tube and put the Sekai box on ebay. Start the auction at $40.

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08-27-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,099
Posted By rhm

There are just so many different kinds of...

There are just so many different kinds of topography! I'd love to see them all, ride them all, at least enough to get bored with each. But i can't.

My daily commute takes me through suburban...
08-27-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,533
Posted By jjames1452

Bio Pace

How about Bio Pace chain rings?

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If you look closely, you see the...
08-26-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,533
Posted By Smokinapankake

Correct you are sir - I must have been thinking...

Correct you are sir - I must have been thinking of my shifters when I listed 952. Anyone who has and hates their rapidrise rear derailleur feel free to send it to me😏
08-26-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By Velo Mule

Now you can run a Gates Carbon Drive belt.

Now you can run a Gates Carbon Drive belt.
08-26-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By Darth Lefty

To think Iíve been holding off building my bamboo...

To think Iíve been holding off building my bamboo frame kit for fear of pandas
08-26-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By merziac

Keeper of the flame dog right there, sure hope...

Keeper of the flame dog right there, sure hope its ok, g'dog. ;)
08-25-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By Velo Mule

The dog is on a high fiber diet. Dogs have...

The dog is on a high fiber diet.

Dogs have a history of chasing bikes. Now they have something else to gnaw on once they catch it.

"That wouldn't have happened with a steel frame"
08-25-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By cudak888

Bluetooth seatstay. -Kurt

Bluetooth seatstay.

-Kurt
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