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08-13-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 132
Posted By clubman

The Airheads are still roadworthy but the K75 has...

The Airheads are still roadworthy but the K75 has stripped splines and not worth fixing. The CB160 has 3000 original miles but I can't find the ownership and it's in pieces anyway. Make a great cafe....
08-12-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 699
Posted By clubman

Longevity, compatibility, rugged good looks,...

Longevity, compatibility, rugged good looks, simplicity, affordability?
Better is very subjective.
I'm stuck in a 7 speed world.
08-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By clubman

My pedestrian Huret Eco shifts better than my...

My pedestrian Huret Eco shifts better than my Super Record. I thought that was the case but didn't dare say so.
08-11-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,399
Posted By clubman

Ah, R90S, the Superbike Champion! There's no bad...

Ah, R90S, the Superbike Champion! There's no bad Airheads imo.
08-11-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,399
Posted By clubman

Oh yeah, my hogs. ...

Oh yeah, my hogs.

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08-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,399
Posted By clubman

The pretty little port of Digby NS hosts the...

The pretty little port of Digby NS hosts the annual Wharf Rat Rally and it attracts about 20,000 per day for 4 days over the labour day weekend. Digby has about 2000 locals with a very modest average...
08-10-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23,062
Views: 2,616,430
Posted By clubman

That's so iconic. At 16, I wanted the 350 Four as...

That's so iconic. At 16, I wanted the 350 Four as much as anything, within reason.
I got to ride my friends clone of that Lightning and it was a torque monster. It let you know you were alive. For...
08-09-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By clubman

You can't be blamed when you meet the right...

You can't be blamed when you meet the right asking price. The Trek is a xmas present..
Is it a 3" Lucas chalice bell? Loud and proud and dear. Also early for the self adjusting levers.
08-09-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,144
Posted By clubman

I get you, 27.2 as well. But it's a custom,...

I get you, 27.2 as well. But it's a custom, there's a lot of 26.6 seat tubes out there and we don't know much other than it's a lovely, unusual bike. (and would probably have quality tubes :innocent:)
08-09-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By clubman

Love it. I'd still put a classic 'fit' rack on...

Love it. I'd still put a classic 'fit' rack on it...Blackburn likely.
08-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By clubman

Looks like a Mistral. Thanks for the link! His...

Looks like a Mistral. Thanks for the link! His paintings document a lot of interesting Canadian cycling history. A fine artist.
I liked the extro by Gordon Pinsent, 'churlish' and all.
08-09-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By clubman

Although MrK. gives good advice, a chain cleaning...

Although MrK. gives good advice, a chain cleaning 'in situ' is easier than swapping the stoopid Shimano special pin. I think my closeted dislike for Shimano began with those chains.
08-09-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By clubman

I think you're caught in between. If you've still...

I think you're caught in between. If you've still got stomach muscles and a decent back, a lower stem position might do the trick as well. The stomach and legs take the weight and your upper body can...
08-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,790
Posted By clubman

The before shot. ...

The before shot.
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08-08-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23,062
Views: 2,616,430
Posted By clubman

Typical for us it seems.

Typical for us it seems.
08-08-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 992
Posted By clubman

Giro ...

Giro

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08-07-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23,062
Views: 2,616,430
Posted By clubman

It had a barely functioning Perry single speed...

It had a barely functioning Perry single speed hub (wartime?) so I swapped in a 60's F&S Duomatic with a 22 tooth cog and it's perfect for flat landing. Canadian 28" wheels which are equal to 700c....
08-07-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23,062
Views: 2,616,430
Posted By clubman

Very similar to my wifes Herc. ...

Very similar to my wifes Herc.

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08-07-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,144
Posted By clubman

What a nice find that is. :thumb:

What a nice find that is. :thumb:
08-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,144
Posted By clubman

Japanese? Tange/Champion, even Ishiwata. There's...

Japanese? Tange/Champion, even Ishiwata. There's lots of mid late 80's Japanese seatubes.
08-05-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By clubman

I think Cordura is the better choice and value...

I think Cordura is the better choice and value for loaded touring. I still used bag liners and stuff sacks to keep it waterproof.
Waxed cotton is stylish and I'm sure the premium marques are very...
08-04-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,163
Posted By clubman

Isn't that Feral boy from the Road Warrior? ...

Isn't that Feral boy from the Road Warrior?
...
08-03-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,311
Posted By clubman

And it peddles well.

And it peddles well.
08-03-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By clubman

If 'perfect' is attainable, it will have at least...

If 'perfect' is attainable, it will have at least 42 on the front. It's easy to wash out on unknown surfaces. I'm running 47- 38 on a Triplecross and have had some anxious moments on steep downhill...
08-03-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By clubman

Good deal on the bike and the work you did is...

Good deal on the bike and the work you did is hawt. I rebuilt an 85 Gardin for my daughter about 6 years ago and she outgrew it in a year. So I ride it :thumb:

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08-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By clubman

I'll have a look...The top race and cups,...

I'll have a look...The top race and cups, perhaps. Does your fork not have the crown race? They're pretty tough and rarely need replacement.
08-02-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,104
Posted By clubman

Properly installed straps make a huge...

Properly installed straps make a huge difference.. Get the buckles up high, don't double tuck the strap ends like a pants belt, let the end hang out there.. To release, reach down and one push of the...
08-02-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By clubman

I have a set of the Eco, again not your choice...

I have a set of the Eco, again not your choice but they're there, Shifters, gears with claw. 70's.
08-01-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By clubman

There's a number of Sugino arms that look very...

There's a number of Sugino arms that look very similar to that XD but unfortunately it's the left crank that usually fails so inventroy may be scarce. Take an el cheapo membership and ask for one in...
08-01-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By clubman

Buy 99% Isopropyl alcohol at Costco and mix with...

Buy 99% Isopropyl alcohol at Costco and mix with any aloe gel in a 4 to 1 ratio. Cheap, effective. Then drink the ethanol.
08-01-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By clubman

Length?

Length?
07-31-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By clubman

Specialized riding...Mombat?...

Specialized riding...Mombat? (http://mombatbicycles.com/MOMBAT/index.html)
Nothing there I can see. Lots of good pics necessary. Post 9 more times
07-31-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,482
Posted By clubman

We specialize in those pebbles. We've all got...

We specialize in those pebbles.
We've all got them spread out everywhere. Rocks.
07-31-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 504
Posted By clubman

fify

fify
07-31-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23,062
Views: 2,616,430
Posted By clubman

Lighter, yes. Kenda made a range of tires over...

Lighter, yes. Kenda made a range of tires over the years and some were ghastly. Maybe new ones are good? Report back.
07-31-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,482
Posted By clubman

Same here. High 30's with Humidex over the last...

Same here. High 30's with Humidex over the last month. Sept thru November is magnificent here. Even November to January is decent.

Any forum guys that want to move to try our green and pleasant...
07-31-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,482
Posted By clubman

Speaking from very rural Nova Scotia, there's...

Speaking from very rural Nova Scotia, there's lot's of them that haven't summoned up the courage yet but you hear the belly aching on the street. It's interesting that although we've have literally...
07-31-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 504
Posted By clubman

Familiar hiss Fate's coarse rasp shreds all...

Familiar hiss
Fate's coarse rasp shreds all pleasure
Without spare again.
Forum: Want To Buy
07-30-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By clubman

PM'd

PM'd
07-30-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By clubman

+1. Big vintage adjustables are perfect for top...

+1. Big vintage adjustables are perfect for top nuts. They don't loosen.
07-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By clubman

OP, I think perfect leather surfaces are rather...

OP, I think perfect leather surfaces are rather rare. There's always markings, almost but not quite flaws and thickness changes, as much as they strive for uniformity. Think of them as beauty marks.
07-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,447
Posted By clubman

It's a classic Keeper of the Flame. Put what you...

It's a classic Keeper of the Flame. Put what you want on it. Or what shows up... I know 9 speed ruled the market then but 8 speed Ergo was sublime.
07-29-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By clubman

And in a medium size! Bump for a lovely bike....

And in a medium size! Bump for a lovely bike. Wish international shipping was reasonable.
07-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By clubman

Ah, I see, I didn't scroll down and look! Sorry...

Ah, I see, I didn't scroll down and look!
Sorry OP, you're right, you've got the wrong bolt.
07-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By clubman

I'd like to see the pics so I can sort it out in...

I'd like to see the pics so I can sort it out in my head. I understand what your saying.
07-28-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By clubman

OP, is it possible you're not seeing the install...

OP, is it possible you're not seeing the install correctly? I dug up one I had in the basement and it is more than 22mm. Seen from the side here, 12 mm wouldn't pass all the way through....
07-27-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By clubman

IMO most Minellis of the 90's were very poorly...

IMO most Minellis of the 90's were very poorly made department store bikes, mostly BSOs. That one resembles a decent bike but you'd have to inspect and ride it to tell. I wouldn't generally even look...
07-26-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By clubman

What reach is it? I've got a short brake.

What reach is it? I've got a short brake.
07-26-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By clubman

You keep making me fit to be tied...

You keep making me fit to be tied...
07-26-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 263,541
Posted By clubman

I'm in for one!

I'm in for one!
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