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Posted By Trueblood

Weltmeister, Westminster - forum, schmorum. ...

Weltmeister, Westminster - forum, schmorum. Isn't there a ppk model of this bike? That front chain ring is amazing!
02-09-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,754
Posted By Trueblood

I haven't had any issues with the AerGun ...

I haven't had any issues with the AerGun Automatically adapts to presta or schraeder 35 bucks. ...
02-08-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By Trueblood

You can also purchase newer 27" alloy wheels for...

You can also purchase newer 27" alloy wheels for not too much money with hubs already set up for freewheel or cassette, Amazon, etc.. If you go with 700c you may need different brakes as 700c are...
02-08-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Trueblood

Might be tight, 27 X 1 1/4 really is about 32mm...

Might be tight, 27 X 1 1/4 really is about 32mm wide. I have 4 bikes with 27 x 1 /4 and have always used 700c 45mm fenders. There is not an overabundance of clearance with 45mm.
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By Trueblood

Ok, best of luck with the Pletscher. You are...

Ok, best of luck with the Pletscher. You are right, there appears to be a back order of a few months on the silver Tortec. The shipping cost can also be a problem, however if you end up having to...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By Trueblood

I have Tortec velocity racks on three of my...

I have Tortec velocity racks on three of my bikes. You probably won't find a thinner rear rack, Also very light - 391g. I use them on road bikes without eyelets, mounted with P clamps. Despite being...
06-30-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,066
Posted By Trueblood

Looks like hookless rims, careful, don't...

Looks like hookless rims, careful, don't overinflate the tires....... I had that problem - tire popped off the rim as the tube exploded just sitting in the apartment.
06-17-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Trueblood

Super, thanks, will do. I like the dork disk,...

Super, thanks, will do. I like the dork disk, again, provided it isn't a monster....

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/528x501/dork_715095950bd2f06408356e34ff75f3a0b2205296.jpg
06-17-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Trueblood

Yes, something along those lines, maybe not that...

Yes, something along those lines, maybe not that large, more along the lines of the photo below. Would not have to be chrome, aluminum would do. For a standard 52 for an 80's or late 70's road...
06-17-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Trueblood

Yes, indeed, that is what I am looking for. They...

Yes, indeed, that is what I am looking for. They have 5 bolt holes. My sense is that that bolt holes are in a standard location on the chainring on bikes from that era, regardless of how many...
06-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Trueblood

Yes, chainwheel guards, thanks. Finding lots of...

Yes, chainwheel guards, thanks. Finding lots of colorful mtb guards, but not a simple chrome guard.
06-16-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Trueblood

Chrome Bash Guards

Does anyone know where to purchase chrome bash guards for 70's-80's bikes? Looking for something not too massive, just a basic Sugino type guard. Not having much luck with Google.
06-16-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 184,288
Posted By Trueblood

Hi, I am looking for a facilitator in Milwaukee...

Hi, I am looking for a facilitator in Milwaukee to assist with a CL purchase. Please PM me if you can help. Thanks.
06-05-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By Trueblood

Well, there are these - thumb shifter mounts -...

Well, there are these - thumb shifter mounts - https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-thumb-shifter-mounts-22-2-23-8

They are not cheap, but you can mount down tube shifters on them if the cable...
05-28-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,776
Posted By Trueblood

I have had very good results with Blue Magic...

I have had very good results with Blue Magic (https://www.bluemagicusa.com/500-06-metal-polish-jar/) .
05-27-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By Trueblood

Agree that steel is good. Purchased an Aergun...

Agree that steel is good. Purchased an Aergun X-1000...
05-19-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,742
Posted By Trueblood

Nice short article on mixte frames from 2012 -...

Nice short article on mixte frames from 2012 - https://momentummag.com/mixte-vintage-frame-design-is-the-new-trend-in-stylish-city-bikes/
05-18-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,991
Posted By Trueblood

1980 Zebrakenko Storm conversion to a city bike. ...

1980 Zebrakenko Storm conversion to a city bike. Originally had drop bars and shifters on the downtube. Couple more pictures on this thread -...
05-09-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,526
Posted By Trueblood

for C & V, the Ene Ciclo is somewhat less...

for C & V, the Ene Ciclo is somewhat less expensive - https://store.somafab.com/enecifrra.html
05-06-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,339
Posted By Trueblood

try this boolean search in a browser ...

try this boolean search in a browser site:craigslist.org Rosebud
05-04-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Trueblood

Thanks, yeah, the Tortec Velocity is more of a...

Thanks, yeah, the Tortec Velocity is more of a commuting rack, although some of the sellers say it is ok for 'light touring'. I only use one pannier for commuting. I first saw one on a road bike...
05-04-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Trueblood

1980 Zebrakenko Storm

Finally finished working on this 1980 Zebrakenko Storm. Many thanks to squirtdad for recommending the Velo Orange Postino bars in lieu of flat bars. Searching info about the bars led me to this VO...
06-09-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 889
Posted By Trueblood

1981 Zebrakenko Brochure

From this very old thread from 2010 on Old Roads - Vintage Bicycle Discussion Area (http://oldroads.com/d_ltw_def.asp?rec_count=135)

Someone posted this brochure - I wish the resolution were...
06-03-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By Trueblood

Blue Magic is pretty amazing for polishing...

Blue Magic is pretty amazing for polishing chrome....use in a well ventilated area.

I have those suntour shifters on one of my bikes. I like that they are ratcheted.

Congrats, both of them...
05-28-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Trueblood

Thanks. I've seen other posts regarding Japanese...

Thanks. I've seen other posts regarding Japanese steel bikes from that era as having a 'dead' feel. I must say I don't sense that with this bike. Perhaps it is because I otherwise ride steel...
05-28-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Trueblood

5v or 6v, sorry, are you referring to the...

5v or 6v, sorry, are you referring to the freewheel?
05-28-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Trueblood

1978 Zebrakenko Storm

Finally got around to restoring a 78 Zebrakenko I purchased 7 years ago. Added a few modern amenities, replaced the steel wheels with alloy (27 X 1 1/4), Tortec Velocity rear rack, SKS longboard...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Trueblood

Be careful on the roads. Boston FTW -...

Be careful on the roads.

Boston FTW - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2017/06/27/where-to-find-americas-worst-drivers/#1beafa364d0f

3 of the top 5 are in MA**********?
05-04-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By Trueblood

There are numerous options on Amazon - ...

There are numerous options on Amazon -

https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-saddle-SODIAL-Design-orange/dp/B011BK3R0W/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&qid=1525451185&sr=8-24&keywords=orange+bicycle+saddle...
05-02-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,950
Posted By Trueblood

This was a great thread on tire sidewall color,...

This was a great thread on tire sidewall color, and tire color in general - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1052029-tires-black-tan-wall-color-3.html
05-02-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Trueblood

Also, would you happen to know what stem that is?...

Also, would you happen to know what stem that is? It looks like the Velo Orange Grand Cru, except for the Grand Cru on the Velo site has an extra boss for a bell, which I would not want -...
05-02-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Trueblood

Wow, I must say, those are very elegant. I will...

Wow, I must say, those are very elegant. I will definitely go with them when I restore the bike. Many thanks.
05-01-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Trueblood

Thanks, I have only ever used downtube, stem or...

Thanks, I have only ever used downtube, stem or brifters on drop bars. I will check out the thumb shifters. I probably will need cable stops. The bike is currently in storage, but is a 70's...
05-01-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Trueblood

Shifters for flat bars

Hey everyone, I want to restore a 70's steel bike, which currently has drop bars, and use flat bars instead. My question is, which shifters would work best. It currently has down tube shifters. I...
04-24-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Trueblood

I believe their motto was - 'A hard day's work...

I believe their motto was - 'A hard day's work and home before dark.'
01-20-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Trueblood

Barn find 1819 Hobby Horse - Denis Johnson

This is pretty cool. 1819!!! Is this Britain's oldest bike? 199-year-old bicycle found in disused barn...
06-15-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,403
Posted By Trueblood

Yeah, very true, but even riding further down...

Yeah, very true, but even riding further down Fifth below the park, I feel safer around the slower buses in the right lane than on the left side of the avenue.
06-15-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,403
Posted By Trueblood

Oh, I don't know, on some streets I prefer riding...

Oh, I don't know, on some streets I prefer riding in the bus lane. Fifth Avenue along Central Park is a good example. There is no bike lane. The left side of the avenue has parked cars and turning...
Forum: Touring
06-10-17, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Trueblood

tough route, most of it will be an urban...

tough route, most of it will be an urban experience. Not sure if staying in NJ until the Ben Franklkin Bridge would be much fun either. From Philly to Wilmington, Take Baltimore Avenue from West...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By Trueblood

Wow, not arguing, inquiring, and no, I don't have...

Wow, not arguing, inquiring, and no, I don't have a thought on what I want for it. Interested if someone has any knowledge about it. But do feel free to snipe away. Gotta love this forum sometimes.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By Trueblood

Thanks, not desperate to sell, may give it to a...

Thanks, not desperate to sell, may give it to a friends child, was just curious if people had info about them.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By Trueblood

Yeah, you can tell by the image on the box. I...

Yeah, you can tell by the image on the box. I had one of those as well. Briefly, they were single speed krate models - very small front wheel with a conical spring type suspension for the front...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By Trueblood

hmm, thanks, that looks like one of the Wallmart...

hmm, thanks, that looks like one of the Wallmart krates. The seat is not quite right, the rear reflector is rectangular, the decals peeled off easily, the paint was not particularly good. They were...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By Trueblood

thanks, gave that a shot, not much came up. ...

thanks, gave that a shot, not much came up. Mainly parts, some vintage, and some of the really bad Wally World stingrays.

This replica was only made in 2005 year and available only in purple.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By Trueblood

Resurrecting this inquiry, thinking of trying to...

Resurrecting this inquiry, thinking of trying to sell it. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
04-26-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,655
Posted By Trueblood

Topeak makes one as well. ...

Topeak makes one as well.

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1Ob.HJpXXXXcaXVXXq6xXFXXXO/-font-b-Topeak-b-font-TBX01-BarXtender-font-b-Handlebar-b-font-or-font-b.jpg
04-21-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,385
Posted By Trueblood

25 bucks? you got ripped off - ...

25 bucks? you got ripped off - ...
04-20-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,663
Posted By Trueblood

I have a bell, per the local law, but rarely use...

I have a bell, per the local law, but rarely use it. I call out to get attention, on your left, etc. No matter how friendly the sound a bell makes, it is like a car horn, open to interpretation -...
04-20-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,452
Posted By Trueblood

Oh Deer!

Oh Deer!
03-08-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Trueblood

Windows? Control Panel>System>Advanced...

Windows?

Control Panel>System>Advanced System Settings>System Protection Tab>System Restore - this allows you to undo system settings by reverting your computer to a previous restore point.
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