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11-16-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,455
Posted By sykerocker

Latest update: Got the proposed contract, work...

Latest update: Got the proposed contract, work list from the reclamation company. I should have the check on the buildings in my hand by the middle of next week, and the down payment check in the...
11-15-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 26,668
Posted By sykerocker

I learned three things out of that whole...

I learned three things out of that whole experience:

1. It's amazing what you can accomplish when life forces you to face the situation, and you're too stupid to realize you can't do it.

2. ...
11-14-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 26,668
Posted By sykerocker

From what I've read, she's afflicted with...

From what I've read, she's afflicted with Progressive Supraneuclear Palsy, which is what killed my wife, Patti, after seven years. The realization that Linda has had it at least that long but is in...
11-14-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By sykerocker

I did a post regarding this on my Facebook page...

I did a post regarding this on my Facebook page today, along with the Wall Street Journal article, and the comment, "Raymond Poulidor died yesterday. The meaning that this statement has for you is a...
11-08-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,887
Posted By sykerocker

1968 Magneet Sprint ...

1968 Magneet Sprint

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1964 Raleigh Royale (the fenders are original,...
11-08-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,575
Posted By sykerocker

I've got vague memories of these from the A.R....

I've got vague memories of these from the A.R. Adams Cycle days - the East Side store (the original store) had, at most, 2 or 3 of these in inventory. I assume we're talking a bicycle that is a copy...
11-04-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 405
Posted By sykerocker

I've got the same situation. My other daily...

I've got the same situation. My other daily commuter is a 69 Sprite (S5 hub), 23-1/2" frame (my proper size). I try to split the riding equally between them, but find that the Tourist gets picked...
11-04-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 405
Posted By sykerocker

Absolutely beautiful. Nice work. And thanks...

Absolutely beautiful. Nice work.

And thanks for the kick in the butt reminding me that I need to get back on the 1935-ish Armstrong ladies frame real soon now. Military Thru the Ages is only...
11-03-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,031
Posted By sykerocker

Since you lived in that area: I have memories of...

Since you lived in that area: I have memories of a bicycle shop that did a lot of sales in high end bicycles, he was the Falcon dealer, located somewhere between Erie, PA and Cleveland, but cannot...
11-02-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,031
Posted By sykerocker

Slightspeed, you're reminding me why I was both...

Slightspeed, you're reminding me why I was both jealous as hell and hating everyone who lived in California during the 60's, while I was stuck in Western Pennsylvania. And the bicycles weren't...
11-02-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,031
Posted By sykerocker

A lot of the conversation here is (naturally)...

A lot of the conversation here is (naturally) centering on the big cities. Allow me to toss in some insights of a small city, Johnstown, PA (at the time population of 50,000 plus an equal number in...
10-04-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,952
Posted By sykerocker

1973(4?) Opaque blue World Voyageur. Bought from...

1973(4?) Opaque blue World Voyageur. Bought from the Schwinn dealership in Johnstown, PA where I'd gotten my Super Sport a few years earlier. And I managed to talk the dealer into selling to me in...
09-17-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By sykerocker

Here's my '64 (I think) Raleigh Royale, which...

Here's my '64 (I think) Raleigh Royale, which still has the original factory fenders. Well, most of them, anyway.
...
07-02-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,146
Posted By sykerocker

I could easily see more of a market for that sort...

I could easily see more of a market for that sort of product than what they're turning out. Plus, bring out a line of period correct cycling clothes (not that difficult a venture, currently if you...
07-01-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,146
Posted By sykerocker

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
07-01-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,146
Posted By sykerocker

Of course, you realize that for between...

Of course, you realize that for between $3995-4750.00 you can buy an actual pre-WWI (and very possibly 1890's) bicycle in complete and worth restoring shape.

I like the effort, but the prices...
06-22-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By sykerocker

You want a pleasant surprise? If you've got (or...

You want a pleasant surprise? If you've got (or just have access to) a set up decent sew-up wheels, replace the wheels you've got - but leave the rest of the bike alone (ok, try and find a clean...
06-11-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21,740
Views: 2,224,414
Posted By sykerocker

My latest 3-speed find: A 1935-ish Armstrong...

My latest 3-speed find: A 1935-ish Armstrong roadster, ladies frame. I'm rebuilding this one with the intentions of selling it to a WWII re-enactment group, the Woman's Land Army. These ladies put...
06-08-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By sykerocker

Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful...

Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful relationship. If it works out like my three, you're going to be very, very happy.
05-17-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By sykerocker

A suggestion: On all my Sturmey-Archer IGH bikes,...

A suggestion: On all my Sturmey-Archer IGH bikes, I inevitably replace whatever the stock rear sprocket (usually 15 or 16t) with a 23t Shimano (S-A doesn't make one, mounting is identical for both...
05-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By sykerocker

I'll show you it's twin: A 1969 Ranger, obviously...

I'll show you it's twin: A 1969 Ranger, obviously a rebadged Phillips.

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05-06-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,064
Posted By sykerocker

As the 56cm vultures begin to circle . . . . . . .

As the 56cm vultures begin to circle . . . . . . .
04-21-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 190,890
Posted By sykerocker

I've been busy today, while watching the Mets vs....

I've been busy today, while watching the Mets vs. Cardinals in the background (Eastern League AA is closed for Easter): Finally got the next to the last original Lambert part back on my Lambert. The...
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