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09-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By Kilroy1988

It is, indeed. If you just want a project and...

It is, indeed. If you just want a project and something to ride it will make an interesting build for sure. If you aren't too concerned about putting more into it than you would get out of it were...
09-22-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By Kilroy1988

At first I assumed you were in the US like most...

At first I assumed you were in the US like most of us are, and in that case I would have said yes, it's worth restoring and putting some money into since it's all there... However, seeing that you're...
09-21-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By Kilroy1988

About a decade ago I responded to an ad and went...

About a decade ago I responded to an ad and went to purchase a Raleigh Professional Mk IV in a San Francisco shop that was advertised as being in very good condition. Upon inspection I pointed out...
09-21-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,072
Posted By Kilroy1988

Smoke is creeping back into the San Joaquin today...

Smoke is creeping back into the San Joaquin today but this weekend was great, and with the AQI yesterday morning hovering around 45 in Visalia I took a 28 mile ride out towards Hanford and just...
09-18-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,072
Posted By Kilroy1988

The low pressure system that blew into the San...

The low pressure system that blew into the San Joaquin (and has actually caused quite a bit of rain to fall sporadically in the valley and up in the Sierras) last night brought the AQI down below...
09-18-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By Kilroy1988

Just as a note, based on your height and inseam...

Just as a note, based on your height and inseam the sweet spot will definitely be the 23.5" frame, as you would have the saddle raised quite a bit on the 22.5" and not enough stand over room left on...
09-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

Both bags are now sold. Cheers! -Gregory

Both bags are now sold. Cheers!

-Gregory
09-18-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've been fortunate enough to source my shifters...

I've been fortunate enough to source my shifters with screws that already work for the applications at hand, but I can assure you that when the time comes I'll be returning to this thread for...
09-18-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

An inquiring mind is asking about the distance...

An inquiring mind is asking about the distance between the straps. Based on a number of saddles with traditional loops I placed them roughly 9.5cm apart (center-line of each strap), and they are...
09-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By Kilroy1988

Since it was done by Bob Jackson, it must be from...

Since it was done by Bob Jackson, it must be from their inventory of paint choices. There's a full page with all the pricing, etc... Peter will have to tell you which color was chosen exactly. Based...
09-17-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kilroy1988

Charles Wahl, I'm afraid I only have a micrometer...

Charles Wahl, I'm afraid I only have a micrometer that I can make a very close estimate on the major diameter and pitch for the screws, but even more problematic is that I just disassembled the frame...
09-16-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

Black bag has been shipped to its new owner. I...

Black bag has been shipped to its new owner. I would love to move the other one along as well! My "reset" button will get hit in a couple of weeks when I take my wife on vacation to Yellowstone, far...
09-16-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,072
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sorry, didn't get the joke, unless if you meant...

Sorry, didn't get the joke, unless if you meant to suggest that you always ride your bike in the same direction towards the wind... I'd say work on your jokes. Lol 🧐
09-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,072
Posted By Kilroy1988

No. A prevailing wind is a wind that comes into a...

No. A prevailing wind is a wind that comes into a region from a particular direction, and is usually timely and expected on an annual basis (whether its common all year or just seasonally depends on...
09-16-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 56,419
Posted By Kilroy1988

My grail frame sold on eBay UK a few months ago....

My grail frame sold on eBay UK a few months ago. It is a beautifully restored mid-1950s Carlton International that I'd previously seen photos of floating around on the internet, and the only flaw...
09-12-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

Something like 21x17 inches, if I remember...

Something like 21x17 inches, if I remember correctly. I made five of them over the course of two or three years, but it's been a while! I was selling them for $100-150 a piece, but I was a poor...
09-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, that's cool but not too upsetting... I...

Well, that's cool but not too upsetting... I thought I was late by 68 years! 😋
09-12-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Kilroy1988

Isn't it time?

I hope I'm not too late...
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09-12-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,072
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm not... I'm hardly even taking walks, and...

I'm not... I'm hardly even taking walks, and drove twenty miles to Porterville this morning just so that I could take a fifteen minute run because the AQI was only 80 there for the moment. My wife...
09-12-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm pretty sure he wants to use the more modern...

I'm pretty sure he wants to use the more modern Simplex Retrofriction shifter instead of the Benelux, and is wondering about the threading since the newer Simplex screw doesn't fit. If he wanted to...
09-12-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

Oh, well I'm talking about the screws from one of...

Oh, well I'm talking about the screws from one of the 1950s Simplex shifters that came with Juy 51 derailleurs and the like. Sorry to be confusing!

I happen to know that my Carlton frame was...
09-12-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

The black bag is sold to Unca_Sam Cheers! ...

The black bag is sold to Unca_Sam Cheers!

-Gregory
09-12-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,092
Posted By Kilroy1988

Bumping this thread since I got a PM about it...

Bumping this thread since I got a PM about it recently...

I want to clarify that the previous price drop is no longer an option, since at this time I will need to find a new box and packing...
09-12-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

Other than the one posted here? Quite some time,...

Other than the one posted here? Quite some time, since I need to finish some other projects currently. I'm actually hoping just to sell these two at this point in time without committing to more...
09-12-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Kilroy1988

A wonderful restoration! I think I'd be hanging...

A wonderful restoration! I think I'd be hanging it on the wall or from the ceiling as well... I'm rather brave and even stupid on the roads sometime, but I don't think I could go so far as to attempt...
09-12-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

I have just mounted a Simplex shifter on my...

I have just mounted a Simplex shifter on my Carlton Super Python frame and the threading was fine, and most of the frames from that period were meant to take either one or the other, as both Simplex...
09-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 539
Posted By Kilroy1988

Is there a lock ring on the outside of the cog?...

Is there a lock ring on the outside of the cog? If it's properly tightened with a lock-ring you shouldn't have any problems except if you put it under extreme duress.

That's a really lovely frame....
09-12-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kilroy1988

A lot of these come with full-length shift cables...

A lot of these come with full-length shift cables that were taken off the previous bikes they had been mounted on, as this one actually did, and that's precisely what the barrel adjuster was for....
09-12-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the compliments, folks! ...

Thanks for the compliments, folks!



Based on a calculation of the volume of a cylinder using approximate inside dimensions, it should be around 75 cubic inches.



Currently I'm busy...
09-11-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

Bumping this thread and willing to take...

Bumping this thread and willing to take reasonable offers! Both saddle bags are still available... I've got them sitting on a shelf next to my desk and they have not been mounted or used in any way...
09-11-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kilroy1988

Howdy folks! I've been slowly acquiring...

Howdy folks!

I've been slowly acquiring parts for the Carlton Super Python. This includes the matching GB hiduminium bars and stem, first-generation GB "Coureur" hiduminium brakes and Super Hood...
06-05-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Only the first two links above really deal with...

Only the first two links above really deal with eastern Europe specifically. At least that's what I get from the text. Of course I had to translate it. The third says this:

"What happens to all...
06-05-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Firstly, there are many, many times more bicycle...

Firstly, there are many, many times more bicycle parts being sold on eBay by Italian, French, and English sellers than from any country in eastern Europe. More than enough to make up for the...
06-05-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Beautiful, and an impressive shipping time to...

Beautiful, and an impressive shipping time to boot! I really wanted a wooden shift knob just like that for my '83 240D. It was also a manual, but the semi-floppy rubberized one stayed with me until I...
06-05-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

I read the links. It's very interesting. But you...

I read the links. It's very interesting. But you are still being extremely biased if you want to suggest worrying about stolen goods being sold via eBay from Serbia versus Italy, or Lithuania versus...
06-05-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Poland and Russia can be real long waits... I had...

Poland and Russia can be real long waits... I had a comic book sized envelope shipped to me from Poland earlier this year (before the pandemic) and it took seven or eight weeks. My mother-in-law...
06-05-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

As a rule I don't argue on the internet about...

As a rule I don't argue on the internet about really important things. Then I actually do get upset. I can sit back and smile while I'm typing these posts. If I could go ride a bike I certainly...
06-05-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

I agree. My apologies. It's hard for me to turn a...

I agree. My apologies. It's hard for me to turn a blind eye to someone making sweeping statements about the likelihood of stolen goods being sold in one place, where there is in fact much less crime...
06-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

You're the one who continues to respond to me....

You're the one who continues to respond to me. You jumped back in here this morning long after I stopped having the slightest interest, and I'm only responding to your quotes of my posts because...
06-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Lol. I asked you three questions in my first two...

Lol. I asked you three questions in my first two responses to you and you only answered one. I asked what the seller did wrong and you said they didn't providea tracking number. So then I asked if...
06-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

If you open a dispute and the seller cannot...

If you open a dispute and the seller cannot provide evidence or respond on time, ebay may settle in your favor and return your money, whether you or anyone likes it. Don't open a dispute if you don't...
06-05-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Then perhaps you should explain yourself better...

Then perhaps you should explain yourself better before you go around saying that you're trying to get your money back for items that still have an estimated arrival date in the future?

As for...
06-05-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Right. So Italy has five times as much theft per...

Right. So Italy has five times as much theft per capita as the Eastern European country in question. The only way you can say Serbians are more likely to be selling bicycles stolen from Italy than...
06-05-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

What kind of an accusation is that? I've spent...

What kind of an accusation is that? I've spent quite a bit of time in eastern Europe and Croats, Serbs and Greeks (who I have experience interacting with most) are about the friendliest, most humble...
06-04-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

You realize a lot of international postal...

You realize a lot of international postal services don't offer tracking #s (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) with every level of postage like the United States...
06-04-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

Why would you open a case against a seller who...

Why would you open a case against a seller who shipped something with an expected delivery date still in the future, due to the current state of the postal service? What did the seller do wrong?
06-04-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's not enough time passed yet, in my opinion....

That's not enough time passed yet, in my opinion. I waited nearly four weeks for a small first-class parcel recently and it was only going across the country.

When I send postcards home from...
05-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,623
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the feedback on the switch, ascherer ...

Thanks for the feedback on the switch, ascherer Noted! As it turns out, I'll almost certainly be going with a pair of Weinmann 605 side-pulls for the current project rather than the 610/750s I have,...
05-24-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By Kilroy1988

A very impressive feat! In fact, I'd be inclined...

A very impressive feat! In fact, I'd be inclined to say that it's rather ridiculous, but I try not to point out the obvious...
05-24-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,413
Posted By Kilroy1988

Last year I managed to sell a cool Olmo Gran...

Last year I managed to sell a cool Olmo Gran Sport from around 1960 for $950 after I mechanically restored and cleaned up all of the components. It was almost ready to ride (just needed glue on tires...
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