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09-30-20, 12:45 PM
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Posted By jackbombay

Thats good to know for future touch up needs! ...

Thats good to know for future touch up needs!

In the color I wanted, from the shop I went to, the smallest amount I could get was a pint which wasn't the end of the world, but a half pint would...
09-30-20, 11:41 AM
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Views: 331,537
Posted By jackbombay

I went to an automotive paint shop and picked...

I went to an automotive paint shop and picked form their big book of color chips, the color chips all had holes in the middle of them so you could place the little sample right on the frame to...
09-30-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,425
Posted By jackbombay

Tim is obviously a man of action, I've put down...

Tim is obviously a man of action, I've put down some heavy rides in baggy shorts.
09-29-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,266
Posted By jackbombay

I don't care much about the Dura-Ace Campy fight...

I don't care much about the Dura-Ace Campy fight and which groupset comes in second place as the preferred groupo of real men, because we all know that Sturmey Archer is the #1...
09-29-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 331,537
Posted By jackbombay

I tried to color match the green on my SC and got...

I tried to color match the green on my SC and got sort of close, but the color I ended up with is somewhat lighter than my SC, I did not repaint my SC, but really liked the color and wanted it for...
09-29-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 331,537
Posted By jackbombay

https://i.postimg.cc/bNGp5qgk/461A6D2B-EBCD-4D9F-B...

https://i.postimg.cc/bNGp5qgk/461A6D2B-EBCD-4D9F-BC32-15358D2602CF.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0bqTMRLy)

One older guy showed interest in my bike today, told me it was beautiful, and asked if it was...
09-25-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,833
Posted By jackbombay

I had a Redline BMX bike as a young teen, it had...

I had a Redline BMX bike as a young teen, it had a chrome fork and stays, I stripped the paint off the frame and used "Bluing compound" for shotgun barrels to blue the frame, I then kept a light coat...
09-22-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 709
Posted By jackbombay

Much shorter!

Much shorter!
09-22-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 87,863
Posted By jackbombay

Tap on the camera screen where you want the light...

Tap on the camera screen where you want the light meter to read, then a little yellow box will appear, you can then slide your finger up and down on the right side of the box to adjust the light...
09-20-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

You should put some cosmetic dents in their bikes...

You should put some cosmetic dents in their bikes and see how they respond!
09-20-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

Even if it was stuck that would have been zero...

Even if it was stuck that would have been zero justification for them exerting anywhere near as much force as was applied to dent the seat tube.

Ultimately your picture from the night before...
09-20-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

The dents do point to force upwards on the...

The dents do point to force upwards on the headtube, or downward on the rear triangle.


Was the seat post stuck when you brought the bike to them which would necessitate them getting overly...
09-20-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

I got it from the dump because it had been hit by...

I got it from the dump because it had been hit by a car in a garage as far as I could tell, and the bulldozer at the dump pushed it up onto the metal pile, whole rear triangle was trash and the top...
09-20-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage,...

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage, Columbus EL tubing, I'm going to clamp it by the seat tube with as much force as I possibly can, without a seat post in it, to show just how difficult...
09-20-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

:-( Damn, sorry to hear that.

:-(

Damn, sorry to hear that.
09-20-20, 08:57 PM
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Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

This is pretty much proof they did the damage,...

This is pretty much proof they did the damage, how they did the damage doesn't really matter at this point, although I am interested in how they mangled a steel frame like that.
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

I clamp my vintage bikes by the seat tube and...

I clamp my vintage bikes by the seat tube and they are all totally fine. Symmetrical force applied on all sides of a steel tube has to be absolutely massive to cause any sort of permanent...
09-20-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,890
Posted By jackbombay

I'm not familiar with that repair stand, but I...

I'm not familiar with that repair stand, but I can't imagine how hard I would have to crank on my park tools repair stand to put dents like that in a seat tube.

This is rather puzzling, a...
09-20-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 709
Posted By jackbombay

Heading west from there the road has decent...

Heading west from there the road has decent shoulders from what I recall, as much of it used to be 3 lanes and now all of it is 2 lanes. I have never ridden it on a bicycle though...
09-20-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 709
Posted By jackbombay

Years ago when it had passing lanes I sometimes...

Years ago when it had passing lanes I sometimes heard it referred to as "the death highway".
09-20-20, 11:12 AM
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Views: 2,658,869
Posted By jackbombay

It turned out great! EDIT///. I just saw the...

It turned out great!

EDIT///. I just saw the thread you have about this bike, I'll read through there and I'm sure my questions will be answered :-)
09-20-20, 10:53 AM
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Posted By jackbombay

Is that the original paint?!? The bike...

Is that the original paint?!?

The bike looks beautiful!
09-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,371
Posted By jackbombay

Because the mixte frame is logical?

Because the mixte frame is logical?
09-19-20, 12:32 AM
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Views: 920
Posted By jackbombay

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on...

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on a long ride! I'm surprised how many mixtes you had, I don't own one myself, yet....
09-19-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,425
Posted By jackbombay

I too am now residing in riot-ville USA, so riot,...

I too am now residing in riot-ville USA, so riot, all the riot! But I did leave town this morning for eastern Idaho for a week or 2 to spend some time getting my old house ready to sell, so theres a...
09-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By jackbombay

Nice! I don't hesitate one bit to ride...

Nice!

I don't hesitate one bit to ride my modern carbon road bike on dirt/gravel/mellow single track.
09-16-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,425
Posted By jackbombay

Yep, been here for a bit, but just staying...

Yep, been here for a bit, but just staying home/laying low. The smoke is terrible right now, theoretically its supposed to start clearing tomorrow, but everytime I look at the forecast it seems the...
09-16-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,425
Posted By jackbombay

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back...

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back up to 400 now, D'oh!!
09-16-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,477
Posted By jackbombay

Can you use a hand held grinder and grind off...

Can you use a hand held grinder and grind off some of the pedal body so you can fit a normal pedal wrench on the axle? Or are the wrench flats on the axle for the pedal wrench simply not wide enough?...
09-15-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 433,726
Posted By jackbombay

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do...

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do the forward cranks get used?
09-14-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,839
Posted By jackbombay

Looks like the PNW will be cleared out by the end...

Looks like the PNW will be cleared out by the end of today, fingers crossed...

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sector_band.php?sat=G17&sector=pnw&band=GEOCOLOR&length=24
09-10-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,437
Posted By jackbombay

Excellent job cleaning and polishing!

Excellent job cleaning and polishing!
09-10-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,056
Posted By jackbombay

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing...

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing the BB, fresh grease on the threads now will ensure it comes out easily later if/when it needs to be replaced. I've had some tough ones over the...
09-09-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 331,537
Posted By jackbombay

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt...

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt ring, with a 3 speed hub, all on a Super Course frame 🥰

This bike cooks!
09-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 707
Posted By jackbombay

I don't have any experience on the higher end...

I don't have any experience on the higher end Schwinns, someday I hope to though! I did build up a 1988 Schwinn Premis (made in Chicago!) earlier this year with a 3 speed coaster brake sturmey, and...
09-09-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 707
Posted By jackbombay

I would be so happy to go wreck a century on this...

I would be so happy to go wreck a century on this bike, I do have a possibly unhealthy love of 3 speeds though....


Also, for anyone looking at building similar bikes, it is fairly easy to build...
09-09-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 707
Posted By jackbombay

The Continental ain't half bad though, I rode my...

The Continental ain't half bad though, I rode my first 180k on one :-P

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1202525-114-miles-1970-schwinn-continental-rule-number-5-a.html
09-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By jackbombay

how did the crank straightening work out? I would...

how did the crank straightening work out? I would absolutely spend some time on that, I'd be surprised if you couldn't get them close enough to straight to be acceptable.

For rim tape I have...
09-08-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 707
Posted By jackbombay

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love any/all resto mod 3...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I love any/all resto mod 3 speeds 🥰

I'm digging the cranks/chainring :-)

I'm not all that familiar with the schwinn lineup, where does the Super SPort fall into the...
09-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,839
Posted By jackbombay

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll...

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll post a pic of my bike that I'd like to ride there posed in a bit of snow, pic from last winter in Idaho. 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
...
09-07-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
Posted By jackbombay

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are,...

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are, they are disposable, but they are absurdly efficient. Would I like to go smash out a century on one? OH YES I WOULD! Would I want to own one? Not all...
09-07-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By jackbombay

Interesting. I can't say I like this as...

Interesting.

I can't say I like this as much as fillet brazing or lugs, I imagine that its strong enough, but having the connection on the inside of the tube does make the tube have more...
09-07-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By jackbombay

How is this accomplished? Is it fillet brazed...

How is this accomplished? Is it fillet brazed inside of the tube? I have so many questions!
09-05-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
Posted By jackbombay

50 mph never killed anyone! A sudden...

50 mph never killed anyone!


A sudden stop from 50 MPH could do it though.
09-02-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
Posted By jackbombay

My tall bike has a 54/11 top gear and I've had it...

My tall bike has a 54/11 top gear and I've had it up to 54.5 MPH :-)

Its crazy they don't run a 10 cog on modern race bikes IMO.
09-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
Posted By jackbombay

Riders being glued to their power meters prevents...

Riders being glued to their power meters prevents anyone from getting properly blown up on a climb anymore it seems. I think they should not be allowed to have power data available to them while...
09-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
Posted By jackbombay

Less mass in the bike disc than motorcycle or car...

Less mass in the bike disc than motorcycle or car discs and modified friction coefficient of the pads against the disc when the disc is wet result in the squeal is my hunch.
08-30-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By jackbombay

I think it looks like a Heron as well.

I think it looks like a Heron as well.
08-27-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By jackbombay

Not IMO, I've built several alt bikes with my mig...

Not IMO, I've built several alt bikes with my mig welder, I have zero doubt in their structural integrity.

https://i.postimg.cc/pXbyq8RH/7-A0149-D7-45-ED-4-CBB-976-A-643539-C08-B21.jpg...
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