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05-27-19, 04:05 PM
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Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks for the memories: Above quote was post #5...

Thanks for the memories: Above quote was post #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) in this thread, from December 2007 and the before/after Super Course photos in it...
05-20-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,807
Posted By ollo_ollo

Nice Hart frame(ing) tool :) Don

Nice Hart frame(ing) tool :) Don
05-19-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,807
Posted By ollo_ollo

Who but Mr. 66 could come up with such a classy...

Who but Mr. 66 could come up with such a classy Clunker for $33?

Further dating info: NR derailleur with Patent only is 1968-1969 mfr. VeloBase.com - Component: Campagnolo 1020/A, Nuovo Record v2...
05-07-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,605
Posted By ollo_ollo

All my childhood bikes had their remaining life...

All my childhood bikes had their remaining life wrung out by my little brother. (He often chose collision to using the brakes) :) Don
05-07-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,608
Posted By ollo_ollo

Looking down from my lofty, well ossified, nearly...

Looking down from my lofty, well ossified, nearly 79 years, I prescribe longer rides. My ideal size was somewhere between a 53 and 54 cm ST, but I accumulated a few rides both above & below that...
05-06-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,807
Posted By ollo_ollo

Those Levers with Red brake release buttons are...

Those Levers with Red brake release buttons are seldom seen anymore. Had some once on a 1965 Schwinn Super Sport. Don
05-06-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,807
Posted By ollo_ollo

Good Job! That's a nice looking bike already,...

Good Job! That's a nice looking bike already, deserves bigger than a $100 budget.

All but 1 of my clunkers got similar treatment. Better tires, + other improvements. I have since given a couple...
05-01-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,259
Posted By ollo_ollo

Iab's 42" bench is similar to some of my tall...

Iab's 42" bench is similar to some of my tall friends. Mine are all something like 33 1/8" which was close to perfect for me, but the exact height of my radial arm saw tables. Had to raise the...
05-01-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,259
Posted By ollo_ollo

Yes, a saw sharpener, I traded my old Bosch miter...

Yes, a saw sharpener, I traded my old Bosch miter saw for it. That General saw was a floor model on "after Christmas" sale at our local Western Tool store. Had been checking in weekly, watching the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By ollo_ollo

The wrap around seat stays and lugs do look like...

The wrap around seat stays and lugs do look like our Stella's. Mine has the same stay ends as Hudson 308. Also every Stella I have seen has a serial number on the lower jaw of NDS dropout.
But...
04-27-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,764
Posted By ollo_ollo

Dame chic for sure!

Dame chic for sure!
04-27-19, 08:43 PM
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Views: 24,807
Posted By ollo_ollo

Good thinking to pass on that Raleigh as it might...

Good thinking to pass on that Raleigh as it might be hard to stay under $100. We've been counting replacement tires, but I can sometimes get NOS tires for $5 at our co-op, so if yours are used, but...
04-27-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,259
Posted By ollo_ollo

I have store bought and home-made. I recommend...

I have store bought and home-made. I recommend make your own. Fir is pretty durable and not as expensive as hardwood. I used a piece of Oak veneer plywood on top for a more durable surface, but...
04-27-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By ollo_ollo

Don't mess with Texas!

Don't mess with Texas!
04-26-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,807
Posted By ollo_ollo

Wow! This challenge is shaping up as the best...

Wow! This challenge is shaping up as the best ever. Been off BF, busy with wife's care and missed the beginning completely. She's doing better now and I got caught up on the challenge this...
03-31-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,624
Posted By ollo_ollo

It doesn't, one can see joint brazing when you...

It doesn't, one can see joint brazing when you look closely in bright sunlight. But PC was a thick application. The joint fillets are minimal and very well done. I expected the brass to show more...
03-28-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By ollo_ollo

Don't know specific #s...

Don't know specific #s (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) , but hazard a guess that they are much larger than we realize: Don
Cycling during the Seventies: A...
03-21-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,624
Posted By ollo_ollo

Here are a couple more: Stella done last year by...

Here are a couple more: Stella done last year by a local shop that does a lot of commercial work. Was recommended by locals, but he does a better job on tractors and 4 wheelers than bikes. He did...
02-27-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,818
Posted By ollo_ollo

"A lot of bicycles aren't made for (most)...

"A lot of bicycles aren't made for (most) kickstands" :)
02-20-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By ollo_ollo

Good advice above to check out local co-ops. I...

Good advice above to check out local co-ops. I got this yellow set at NW Hub in Salem, OR. Painted steel with SS stays. Look like new and only $16. Stays were for a different bike, so a bit...
02-20-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,376
Posted By ollo_ollo

I'm old, so have had a lot of fine, dog...

I'm old, so have had a lot of fine, dog companions. On topic, there was one, not mine, I met regularly South of Olympia, WA, along the Chehalis Western bike trail. It was out in the country, but...
02-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,247
Posted By ollo_ollo

One reason for all those cyclists is the personal...

One reason for all those cyclists is the personal income tax rate: It varies, but currently 52%, avg 1995=2018 was 54% (high 60%/low 52%). Anybody know if they also have a VAT, Property Tax, Capital...
02-17-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By ollo_ollo

Just did a quick local check, prices from...

Just did a quick local check, prices from $20-$350. The $20 one is described as a "project". There's a group priced $35-$125 + a few outliers @ $250-$350. Typically the pricey ones sit until ad...
02-16-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By ollo_ollo

Also never got 1 for $50, but in 1980 I bought a...

Also never got 1 for $50, but in 1980 I bought a $35 Raleigh Sports for school and work transportation. Few years ago, I ran that price through an inflation calculator and got $110. Just ran it...
02-14-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By ollo_ollo

$35 or $40 would be better, but $50-$75 seems to...

$35 or $40 would be better, but $50-$75 seems to be the going rate in my neck of the woods. You did fine! Don
02-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,107
Posted By ollo_ollo

More than 5 years seems good as a general rule,...

More than 5 years seems good as a general rule, but I admit to exceeding that # fairly often. See last Summer's Clunker Challenge 100, beginning at post #28...
02-10-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6,485
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Posted By ollo_ollo

My recent 91 Gary Fisher Montare find has evolved...

My recent 91 Gary Fisher Montare find has evolved nicely:

I added a $10 NOS XT left shifter, a co-op sourced Vetta Vuelta saddle with lots of Beausage, bar ends and used fenders. The saddle is...
02-07-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,669
Posted By ollo_ollo

Sorry you have to go through this, it will take...

Sorry you have to go through this, it will take some time to recover. Our 1 experience was way back in the early 80's while in grad school. Wife & I went out for lunch, then grocery shopping. ...
02-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By ollo_ollo

30 years ago, I was building our home in Olympia,...

30 years ago, I was building our home in Olympia, WA and my wife wanted a hardwood countertop between the fridge and gas cooktop. I used some Jatoba "Brazilian Cherry" leftovers from a local...
02-04-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By ollo_ollo

Recently saw these offered on the Bay as a...

Recently saw these offered on the Bay as a "Motobecane Campagnolo" Brakeset. Somebody had told seller they were made by Campagnolo(but cable saddles are Dia-Compe) :)
02-03-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By ollo_ollo

Early last week we had some sunny days and I rode...

Early last week we had some sunny days and I rode some of my fenderless bikes. When I came to pump up this one, a valve stem broke from age. I put in a spare tube that had 5 patches, but let it set...
02-01-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,877
Posted By ollo_ollo

Just two rules for me: Is the component New, NOS...

Just two rules for me: Is the component New, NOS or in VG condition? Does it fit the "Vibe" of this bike? If yes, anything goes. Also, every saddle and wheelset is eligible for re-assignment. Don
01-30-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By ollo_ollo

Very nice. I have one of the bronze green ones. ...

Very nice. I have one of the bronze green ones. Also a 1974, and I switched mine up to a 22 tooth rear cog to get more reasonable ratios that handle the foothill country I live in. Don
01-30-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By ollo_ollo

If you do it yourself, it won't be perfect. ...

If you do it yourself, it won't be perfect. Before powder coating, install a pair of correct thread, sacrificial dropout axle adjuster screws in place to protect those small threads. These holes...
01-30-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By ollo_ollo

Take it slow and steady during your recovery...

Take it slow and steady during your recovery period. Maybe pick up a step-thru for when your are first back in the saddle. Don
01-30-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,429
Posted By ollo_ollo

No, but try to stay under 20!

No, but try to stay under 20!
01-29-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,812
Posted By ollo_ollo

That was when we lived in Olympia, WA. Those 2...

That was when we lived in Olympia, WA. Those 2 on the bar are Vista Light Halogens, a 10 Watt + a 15 Watt. At 1st, I had only the 10W, powered by a used, re-chargeable "Lite Stick" battery I got...
01-29-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,565
Posted By ollo_ollo

Only one branded, I've also got a plain black one...

Only one branded, I've also got a plain black one somewhere but it's MIA recently. Don
01-29-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By ollo_ollo

Red is faster :) Moser gets my vote too. Don

Red is faster :) Moser gets my vote too. Don
01-29-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,812
Posted By ollo_ollo

Some impressive grunge so far. Found from my...

Some impressive grunge so far. Found from my commuting days. I cleaned it up off and on. Weekly for a while, but didn't make much difference given our wet Winters. Don
01-23-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,810
Posted By ollo_ollo

**Leonardo da Vinci Bicycle Hoax...

**Leonardo da Vinci Bicycle Hoax (http://www.cyclepublishing.com/history/leonardo%20da%20vinci%20bicycle.html)

Text of a paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Cycling History,...
01-23-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,150
Posted By ollo_ollo

Yeah, thanks Wildwood. But, we're just compelled...

Yeah, thanks Wildwood. But, we're just compelled to check it out anyway. I claim another 2 minute loss. Just 1 more obsessive/compulsive bike nerd here... Don
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By ollo_ollo

Make a few more posts, then put up some drive...

Make a few more posts, then put up some drive side pictures with details of seat stay/top tube and head tube/top tube/downtube and bottom bracket areas and you will get some info. Unfortunately,...
01-22-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By ollo_ollo

Greetings: Your increased commute distance puts...

Greetings: Your increased commute distance puts you out near reasonable limit for a bike commute. Also, over time, age will become more of a factor as your trunk size shrinks. Saddle to bar fit...
01-21-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,784
Posted By ollo_ollo

Lots of good stuff and $$ over the years, 1st...

Lots of good stuff and $$ over the years, 1st thing that comes to mind is a Swiss Army knife. It lives in my tackle box now. Generally, will only stop for folding money or tools and haven't seen...
01-21-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By ollo_ollo

+1 on the aRX. Never weighed them, so may be...

+1 on the aRX. Never weighed them, so may be subjective, but aRX feels lighter to me. Don
01-19-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,258
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks RiddleOfSteel and DiegoFrogs for...

Thanks RiddleOfSteel and DiegoFrogs for posting, don't remember seeing this thread.. bicyclebradley got a really nice example of the ProTour. Had mine for quite a while, probably spent more...
01-18-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,766
Posted By ollo_ollo

Lately, I'm riding these 3 a lot. More recent,...

Lately, I'm riding these 3 a lot. More recent, but surprisingly they check off many of your 6 attributes:

Gary Fisher Montare. 39.4 chainstay & rear axle to crank center, generous clearance,...
01-15-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,085
Posted By ollo_ollo

When these bikes were new, Schwinn advertised the...

When these bikes were new, Schwinn advertised the Lithium Titanate battery's ability to take a high rate charge from a commercial charger to cut the 30 minute full re-charge time down to only 10...
01-15-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,085
Posted By ollo_ollo

Looks good, but pricey. By now, probably have a...

Looks good, but pricey. By now, probably have a much better product than mine which was designed around 10 or 11 years ago...I followed a couple other links & saw there is a Stella electric bike...
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