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03-18-19, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Damn... 9 years and almost 20,000 posts. ...

Damn... 9 years and almost 20,000 posts.

Looks like my images vanished... wonder if that was because of some upgrades here ?
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Winter seems to be on it's last legs, in a few...

Winter seems to be on it's last legs, in a few more days I should be able to get the bike out of the garage.
...
03-17-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,133
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Still kicking... although not as high as I used...

Still kicking... although not as high as I used to.

:)
Forum: Foo
03-17-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Time does fly doesn't it ?

Checking in after what has been too long an absence methinks... inspired by a wonderful visit we had this weekend by Buglady... who we met here over 12 years ago but have never met in real life...
03-17-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20,727
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

So good to see you guys holding down the fort...

So good to see you guys holding down the fort here.. .still.

Hope everyone has been staying well and in good health.
Forum: Foo
09-24-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sixty Fiver

We have five parrots of various species and...

We have five parrots of various species and sizes... but they are not pets.

Companions is a better word, or five year olds with wings.
Forum: Foo
09-24-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,977
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I like Metallica's smooth Jazz offerings. ...

I like Metallica's smooth Jazz offerings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBmM79YadYM
Forum: Foo
09-24-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 272,655
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I love the hummingbirds... 582131

I love the hummingbirds...

582131
Forum: Foo
09-24-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 272,655
Posted By Sixty Fiver

From our annual trip to Michigan... just a few of...

From our annual trip to Michigan... just a few of many hundreds.


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09-24-17, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Nice to see that the lights are still on and hope...

Nice to see that the lights are still on and hope everyone is well.

Have just started to get back on a bike that does not have a motor and think a certain old Raleigh Sports needs to get out for...
09-24-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 49,999
Posted By Sixty Fiver

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09-24-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 49,999
Posted By Sixty Fiver

No problem. The 2017 season is upon us,...

No problem.

The 2017 season is upon us, looking forward to more adventures here.

To that end I picked up a new stove so I can make a hot beverage or soup on the trail, it is a 1966 Coleman...
Forum: Foo
07-31-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,280
Posted By Sixty Fiver

574297 90 million made and counting... the...

574297

90 million made and counting... the most successful petrol powered vehicle of all time.

:)
07-31-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20,727
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

It is a 1982 70cc version... bought it with 2800...

It is a 1982 70cc version... bought it with 2800 original miles and she just rolled over 4800 miles this week.

Gets over 100 mpg in stop and go traffic and cruises nicely at 40 mph which is better...
07-31-17, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Honda 70 Passport / Super Cub

Honda 70 Passport / Super Cub
07-30-17, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful...

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday... the clouds seem to be clearing and I think I need to go for a little ride. My back and hip have been a mess so I have been forced to ride...
07-30-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,930
Posted By Sixty Fiver

My custom P20 has a custom made rear triangle...

My custom P20 has a custom made rear triangle with 132.5 spacing to handle what is now a 9 speed block... the original drop outs on a 20 will not allow you to use the outermost cog on a cassette...
05-24-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,402
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The Pontiac Fiero probably had the best all round...

The Pontiac Fiero probably had the best all round gear ratios for commuting.
05-24-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,133
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I saw the bike signal... :) Hope everyone...

I saw the bike signal... :)

Hope everyone is well.
04-15-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 29,759
Posted By Sixty Fiver

One more before I get back to the shop... had to...

One more before I get back to the shop... had to drive some miles to go and pick up this 1920 Singer Industrial treadle. It is a 31k20 which was a tailor's machine and is ideal for sewing heavier...
04-15-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 29,759
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Another grail machine is a Pfaff 130 (German)......

Another grail machine is a Pfaff 130 (German)... this machine is simply off the hook for speed and power and is still one of the most powerful domestic machines ever made.

It is as smooth as...
04-15-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 29,759
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I knocked a few machines off my grail list of...

I knocked a few machines off my grail list of late, one of them is the 1938 Bernina 117 (Swiss made) which came here after WW2 and was owned by a seamstress.

It had been electrified but was...
04-15-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 29,759
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Our little sewing adventure here continues and we...

Our little sewing adventure here continues and we have opened up a little shop to run alongside the bicycle shop... it has kept us very busy this winter.

Focusing on vintage machines primarily,...
04-15-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 29,759
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The G series machines are quite sought after...

The G series machines are quite sought after machines, they take an already great machine and make them just that much better.

I have a 411G I have been using as a daily driver, the 431G is the...
04-15-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20,727
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Have not seen too many of these but my friend...

Have not seen too many of these but my friend built one up as a fixed gear and pounded the hell out of it for years... the frames are a bit whippy under a stronger rider and in that make a better...
01-15-17, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Thanks. The legs aren't working as good...

Thanks.

The legs aren't working as good these days and I haven't been on a bike in months although ... will have to bust out my snappy new winter bike which isn't a three speed but has some nice...
01-15-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,252
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I prefer baby seal fat.

I prefer baby seal fat.
01-15-17, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

It has been a while... nice to see that folks are...

It has been a while... nice to see that folks are still here.

Pretty soon it will be seven years since post number 1.

Dang.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,818
Posted By Sixty Fiver

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2013moulto...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2013moultoncommute1.JPG

The biggest issue with < 20 inch wheels is ride quality and performance unless you do things like add high performance tyres and a...
09-08-16, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

You can buy a new SA 3 speed w / coaster... just...

You can buy a new SA 3 speed w / coaster... just built up such a wheel for a DL1 as the customer is a big guy who in not that enthusiastic about the rod brakes when it rains so now he has a third...
Forum: Foo
08-22-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,688
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Still have a good supply of Wilkinson (U.S.)...

Still have a good supply of Wilkinson (U.S.) blades but have been using Feather blades for some time... these really keep an edge and are smooth as glass from the get go.
08-09-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,237
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The stock hangars tend to be very flexible,...

The stock hangars tend to be very flexible, swapping them for stiffer ones makes a huge difference in response.
08-09-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,532
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I live with a woman who has a background in...

I live with a woman who has a background in biochemistry and cellular biology... her aunt worked on the team that won the Nobel prize for discovering the Citric Acid Cycle. I have good teachers and...
08-09-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,532
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Lots of research and testing has shown that...

Lots of research and testing has shown that performance does not change very much, if any when one switches their fuel source from carbs to fats.

When I went lower carb (with no calorie...
08-09-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,532
Posted By Sixty Fiver

If you want to argue biochemistry and cellular...

If you want to argue biochemistry and cellular biology you should be better informed.

Quite simply, fat does not turn into sugar.
08-09-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,417
Posted By Sixty Fiver

If you are among those of us who have adopted or...

If you are among those of us who have adopted or are adopting a lower carb regimen it does take some time for the body to switch gears and for some it requires some calorie restriction and for others...
08-09-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,237
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I have always been partial to Mafacs... with the...

I have always been partial to Mafacs... with the right set up and a few upgrades to the hardware and pads they are really excellent stoppers.
08-09-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,237
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I always got the impression that the fixed yoke...

I always got the impression that the fixed yoke affected the mechanical leverage more than a conventional straddle and acted like a subtle brake damper.

It has been a while since I have worked on...
06-27-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 70,776
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Maiden voyage... ...

Maiden voyage...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/fishercommute%20(2).JPG
06-27-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I use marine bearing grease... it is slick and...

I use marine bearing grease... it is slick and resists washout.

You can pay more for Phil's, Park or any bike specific grease but you are just going to be wasting your money.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,248
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Joey - Figured that at 50 a little carbon and a...

Joey - Figured that at 50 a little carbon and a little squish was a good thing...
06-27-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,059
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Old is only a state of mind... :) ...

Old is only a state of mind... :)

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/fishercommute%20(2).JPG
Forum: Commuting
06-27-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,248
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Beautiful... despite some bruised ribs I took the...

Beautiful... despite some bruised ribs I took the new old bike and took the long way through the valley.

The full squish was great as it did keep me from getting banged up any more... and man does...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,378
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Hot summer days warrant different tools... ...

Hot summer days warrant different tools...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/fishercommute%20(2).JPG

Especially when most of the commute is dirt, gravel, and trail.
06-27-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 70,776
Posted By Sixty Fiver

2003 Gary Fisher team Issue... ...

2003 Gary Fisher team Issue...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/garyfisherteam%20(1).JPG
06-26-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 702,427
Posted By Sixty Fiver

It was a great find at the antique store......

It was a great find at the antique store... $33.00 is a good price for a vintage lantern in this condition. I have a 1964 version of this same lantern that came from the farm and we use it on the...
Forum: Foo
06-26-16, 12:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,741
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I seem to have done a similar job on myself......

I seem to have done a similar job on myself... hope you are feeling better.
06-25-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 702,427
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Looking good for being almost 60 years old... ...

Looking good for being almost 60 years old...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/randomstuff/1959coleman200.jpg
06-25-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 442,239
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I guess that at 50, I needed to get a full...

I guess that at 50, I needed to get a full squishy.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/garyfisherteam%20(1).JPG
06-25-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,059
Posted By Sixty Fiver

New old whip... 2003 Gary Fisher Team Issue ...

New old whip... 2003 Gary Fisher Team Issue

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/garyfisherteam%20(1).JPG
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