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09-17-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,838
Posted By Murray Missile

Dammit, we're out of popcorn!

Dammit, we're out of popcorn!
09-14-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13,570
Views: 2,742,948
Posted By Murray Missile

Brought this one owner 1979 Soma Prestige home...

Brought this one owner 1979 Soma Prestige home today. Gave it a good degreasing and there's more to do later, corrected a couple mechanical mistakes, freed up a stuck shifter cable and adjusted the...
09-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By Murray Missile

I got tired of going to the car wash and bought a...

I got tired of going to the car wash and bought a small electric power washer for.... uh........ washing the siding. Yeah, that's it, washing the siding on the house. :innocent:
09-12-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Murray Missile

R/T stood for Road/Track and IIRC was reserved...

R/T stood for Road/Track and IIRC was reserved for the Charger and Challenger, "Super Bee" was a play on Chrysler's designation for the mid-size cars like the Coronet which was "B-body". The Super...
09-06-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,153
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol: :lol: :lol: Truer words were never spoken...

:lol: :lol: :lol: Truer words were never spoken but I've also sold more bikes on Marketplace in the past 6 weeks than I've sold on Craigslist in the past 4 years. At this rate my bicycle fleet will...
09-02-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Murray Missile

Takara Highander "rediscovered".

After 4 years of neglect I finally retrieved my Takara Highlander from the dark depths of my back garage. I was pulling out bikes to get ready to sell and it was on the cut list until I cleaned it up...
08-18-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By Murray Missile

Welcome to the fold and you'll like the mirror, I...

Welcome to the fold and you'll like the mirror, I have one on a couple of my bikes and plan to add them to a few more.

My '85, also purchased at an "El Cheapo" price.......
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08-09-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm not sure if this applies prior to 1973 but it...

I'm not sure if this applies prior to 1973 but it might be of some use. As I recall mine was an Irish built '72 but it's been gone 45 years so who knows, I only have one very grainy black and white...
07-31-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

I weakened, Big Bird is staying, I enjoy riding...

I weakened, Big Bird is staying, I enjoy riding it too much and I know I would regret selling it. But, the purge will continue.

The guy that bought the Espree talked to me yesterday to tell me...
07-28-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By Murray Missile

I've been using the bikes fork or rear stays with...

I've been using the bikes fork or rear stays with the brakes mounted for pointers for years with good results. I finally bought myself a genuine truing stand last year, it's still in the box. Old...
07-28-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,974
Posted By Murray Missile

Thank you, that explains it all. I remember way...

Thank you, that explains it all. I remember way back when Performance was decent to buy from too but that's been a long time ago.
07-23-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

I took Big Bird for a ride tonight, I hadn't...

I took Big Bird for a ride tonight, I hadn't ridden it very far since I put the Panaracers on it and I kind of wanted to get in one last ride on it. It may have been a mistake, I'm not so sure I want...
07-23-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

Still not a single hit from CL for me, all the...

Still not a single hit from CL for me, all the action has been on FB. I'm getting more serious hits than flakes now at least.
07-18-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

Hmmm, maybe it's the full moon but man there are...

Hmmm, maybe it's the full moon but man there are a lot of "persons of diminished capacity" replying to my FB ads! But at least I'm getting responses. Still not a single response from CL.
07-17-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm contemplating stripping this one and boxing...

I'm contemplating stripping this one and boxing up the parts for a rainy day, the Mountech RD is twisted up like a pretzel and the paint isn't great
...
07-17-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

They should be visible to those areas as they're...

They should be visible to those areas as they're on on FB Marketplace as well and when I checked I was seeing stuff in Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana too. So far all the contact I've received on them...
07-15-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

Number 2 is gone, the Free Spirit of all things...

Number 2 is gone, the Free Spirit of all things and I had 2 people wanting it! Went to a very nice young lady that was thoroughly thrilled with it, I like when that happens.
07-15-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol: My buddy did that with his '69 Mach 1, his...

:lol: My buddy did that with his '69 Mach 1, his wife kept suggesting he needed to sell it. 100% original, fully documented and every service receipt since Day 1 "black plate" California car, he...
07-14-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

I took some of the advice I got here and listed...

I took some of the advice I got here and listed them on 3 different FB sales groups yesterday as well as CL and today I got a message on FB from someone in a neighboring town that wants to look at...
07-14-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Murray Missile

Kind of OT , actually VERY off topic, but one of...

Kind of OT , actually VERY off topic, but one of my Great Great Grandfathers and one of my Great Great Great Grandfathers were "Jayhawkers" even though they were from Illinois. They were part of a...
07-08-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

Don't get me wrong I feel great about getting rid...

Don't get me wrong I feel great about getting rid of some of these and even when they're gone I'll still have "too many" bikes LOL.

If there has been a post on Focus bikes in the past 12 months...
07-08-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

Or rediscover "buried" treasure....... this has...

Or rediscover "buried" treasure....... this has been languishing behind the less worthy occupants of my garage since 2017. It's coming out to play in just a few minutes. Sad isn't it?

198? Focus...
07-08-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

With one exception I'm only keeping road and...

With one exception I'm only keeping road and mountain bikes with CroMo frames and forged rear dropouts and even some of those will get the axe. ...
07-07-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,437
Posted By Murray Missile

The purge begins.

I'm in N - X mode. Stripped 2 bikes and put the frames on the curb, put 4 others on Craigslist and will get at least one more ready to list in the next couple days. Had a guy stop and grab the...
07-07-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21,360
Views: 2,134,675
Posted By Murray Missile

Factory bike paint is pretty tough. I use a...

Factory bike paint is pretty tough. I use a Wagner heat gun on low or medium to soften dealer stickers on my cars then picked away at the edges, they're made of the same stuff. It also works on...
07-04-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,221
Posted By Murray Missile

Why? V-brakes are a breeze to set up. When I get...

Why? V-brakes are a breeze to set up. When I get a bike with good cantis I keep them but replace the shoes with V-brake style as they're easier to adjust. If they're cheap crappy cantis or need...
11-27-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 60,487
Posted By Murray Missile

Here's one I did for my Daughter-In-Law, 1989...

Here's one I did for my Daughter-In-Law, 1989 Schwinn Probe.

Before:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/923/UdiapG.jpg

After:...
10-29-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 490,300
Posted By Murray Missile

One of my latest creations, I like 'em old like...

One of my latest creations, I like 'em old like me.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/924/hbIhbY.jpg
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