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10-22-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By thumpism

My little old Flandria with 500A wheels that...

My little old Flandria with 500A wheels that decorated the hearth of my bachelor pad for years; sun-faded paint from years of exposure before I got it, white tires from Mel Pinto, narrow alloy bars...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By thumpism

That looks like one of my campsites, but with...

That looks like one of my campsites, but with even more stuff on the bike and I was not traveling light. My bro-in-law and I attempted an East>West TransAm several years ago and we started off...
10-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By thumpism

Better a garter snake in the garage than a...

Better a garter snake in the garage than a copperhead in the den.

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10-09-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 213,893
Posted By thumpism

Eddie Van HAlien?

Eddie Van HAlien?
10-04-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23,279
Views: 2,685,268
Posted By thumpism

His 'n' hers. Looks like a matched pair of 23...

His 'n' hers. Looks like a matched pair of 23 inchers for a decent price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/385559745796671
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09-26-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,037,026
Posted By thumpism

That's what I did with my curb find Palisades...

That's what I did with my curb find Palisades Trail.
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09-26-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By thumpism

First, tell us the specifics of how we can get...

First, tell us the specifics of how we can get paid to upgrade our machines.
09-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 325,149
Posted By thumpism

I just use a dab of grease or a few drops of oil....

I just use a dab of grease or a few drops of oil. Did not get into that with either of these since the chuck or the hose is the issue right now. I have had to install a slightly larger metal washer...
09-24-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23,279
Views: 2,685,268
Posted By thumpism

Don't improve, replace. I have some DC135...

Don't improve, replace. I have some DC135 all-alloy tourist levers to put on mine when I get around to it. Weinmanns will do as well.
09-24-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By thumpism

Be aware that if using a poncho, as opposed to a...

Be aware that if using a poncho, as opposed to a raincape, the rear flap of the poncho can blow up and over your head. I had that happen on tour in '74 while wearing a Boy Scout poncho, in traffic,...
09-23-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By thumpism

Get a helmet cover. That'll work with whatever...

Get a helmet cover. That'll work with whatever cape/poncho you wind up using. Also, I'd be concerned about losing peripheral vision with a hood. Been there, although the poncho was not a...
09-19-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/78484786...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/784847868933086
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09-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 65,044
Posted By thumpism

Found an old Raleigh dumped at a cul-de-sac and...

Found an old Raleigh dumped at a cul-de-sac and brought it home to give to the co-op. Sticker from The Bicycle Tree in Sunnyvale CA. Gotta love that phone number it says to dial: PEU-GEOT, and...
09-14-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By thumpism

Good job. I didn't know what tools you have...

Good job.

I didn't know what tools you have or your capabilities, but once you eliminate the variables that you know can cause the problem but didn't you eventually run down the culprit. It had to...
09-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By thumpism

True, but those screws adjust the wheel in only...

True, but those screws adjust the wheel in only one plane, that of the slot of the dropout. If one seat stay is longer than the other it will affect the position of the dropout on that side and,...
09-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

Sometimes called a camelback frame. Raleigh used...

Sometimes called a camelback frame. Raleigh used this design on the Colt and some other models. Other makers have also used this. I posted one a few pages back.
09-14-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By thumpism

If you're sure the wheel is correctly dished, and...

If you're sure the wheel is correctly dished, and if you're sure the rear triangle is centered (testing by string alignment or using a Park tool) and if you're sure the dropouts are aligned as...
09-14-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By thumpism

Never ride farther on old tires than you're...

Never ride farther on old tires than you're willing to walk home.
09-12-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By thumpism

^ I suspect not. Somebody probably got a...

^ I suspect not. Somebody probably got a hand-me-down bike and cluelessly modded it to suit his own needs. I'd call.
09-09-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,882
Posted By thumpism

They make it sound like his bike was too big. ...

They make it sound like his bike was too big.
"In another, authorities said the cyclist got down off his bike and struck a man in the face who told him to slow down."
09-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

Watch this $20 Rockhopper be flipped for $200 or...

Watch this $20 Rockhopper be flipped for $200 or more next week.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/richmond-specialized-rockhopper/7191156670.htmlSpecialized Rockhopper - $20...
09-02-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/75744256...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/757442561707804
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08-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,255
Posted By thumpism

Front should already be QR if someone did not...

Front should already be QR if someone did not change it.
08-29-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By thumpism

Both Sturmey-Archer and Shimano used these into...

Both Sturmey-Archer and Shimano used these into the '70s but they were most widely used (and longer) by Shimano. Which IG rear hub do you have?
08-29-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,255
Posted By thumpism

The World Sport is a nice little bike. I was...

The World Sport is a nice little bike. I was assembling and selling them in '84. It will be a good one on which to learn the basics. If you have a local REI or bike co-op they might offer classes...
08-27-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

Fixified Voyageur or Passage that could be...

Fixified Voyageur or Passage that could be reclaimed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1369481129922843
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08-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 104,821
Posted By thumpism

The Paramount is in a couple and the Nishiki in a...

The Paramount is in a couple and the Nishiki in a couple more, but I'll post two quick ones here for you....
08-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 104,821
Posted By thumpism

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply...

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply that parts strippers are the moral equivalent of puppy kickers or the like. We've been extremely fortunate to have very little discomfort or...
08-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By thumpism

"Slightly frayed" cable is not the same as...

"Slightly frayed" cable is not the same as "exploded SIS housing."
08-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

Somebody's grail bike but in rough shape. ...

Somebody's grail bike but in rough shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2663191027263547
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08-22-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

Right size, wrong time. ...

Right size, wrong time.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1236024226734325
...
08-22-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23,279
Views: 2,685,268
Posted By thumpism

Nice Superbe. ...

Nice Superbe.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/604853376900215
...
08-15-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By thumpism

The kid could do worse than starting off C&V.

The kid could do worse than starting off C&V.
08-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By thumpism

Get the serial number off the frame and check...

Get the serial number off the frame and check with the police to see if it's been reported stolen. You do not want to be apprehended in possession of stolen property.
08-11-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/71459227...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/714592276051687
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08-11-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By thumpism

I could have referred you to a guy in the know...

I could have referred you to a guy in the know but he passed away a couple of years ago. He was a retired Army colonel and a cyclist and he loved turn of the (last) century machines and military...
08-11-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

At least they're beginning to turn up in my size.

At least they're beginning to turn up in my size.
08-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,343
Posted By thumpism

I found this in an antique shop about 40 years...

I found this in an antique shop about 40 years ago and grabbed it. Love the look of these guys and the variety of styles of bikes and kit....
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By thumpism

Touring your way back home during the pandemic

From school in Aberdeen, Scotland to Athens, Greece.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/20-year-old-college-student-48-days-bike-home-172305714.html
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Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By thumpism

Sundance?

Sundance?
08-07-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

Early Stumpy Sport in Large. ...

Early Stumpy Sport in Large.

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08-07-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

Nice old Panasonic tourer with early DuraAce. ...

Nice old Panasonic tourer with early DuraAce.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1232022463807772
...
08-07-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

In the late '80s Peugeot produced two road bikes...

In the late '80s Peugeot produced two road bikes with lugged/bonded aluminum frames, the Pechiney process bikes named after the factory where they were produced. The Comete had Euro components and...
08-07-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

I passed on a yellow 22" ladies' for $200 about...

I passed on a yellow 22" ladies' for $200 about 30 years ago, the only other one I've seen. Neat bikes.

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And now, back to ROLLER CAMS!!!...
08-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By thumpism

At least he didn't damage his bike, unless it was...

At least he didn't damage his bike, unless it was on his La Prealpina roof rack.
08-02-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/10379721...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1037972149987206
...
07-30-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23,279
Views: 2,685,268
Posted By thumpism

So, the truth comes out. Skyler, you're...

So, the truth comes out.

Skyler, you're worried about the shed.
https://www.denofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/288895.jpg?resize=636%2C432
I'm the guy with the shed.
07-30-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23,279
Views: 2,685,268
Posted By thumpism

It all begins so innocently, then the owner shows...

It all begins so innocently, then the owner shows you the contents of the shed that have been accumulating for decades and consist of dozens of quaint and lovely old bikes. For the love of God, man,...
07-29-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By thumpism

I'd say yes but it really depends on the BB...

I'd say yes but it really depends on the BB height. Measure under the chainstays, as directed above, and buy accordingly. You can always cut more off a 305 to fit. As my Aunt Maisie used to say...
07-29-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By thumpism

Not true. Perimeter or backbone frame using the...

Not true. Perimeter or backbone frame using the engine as a stressed member is at least as popular for the last forty years.

Example, '80s Yamaha Virago. There are plenty more....
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