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Forum: Foo
02-27-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,602
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Texas is not all flat you high peak snobs :lol:...

Texas is not all flat you high peak snobs :lol: but seriously I love hiking and exploring areas of high altitude that I haven’t ventured to before. Pikes Peak is probably the highest altitude I have...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By JonnyHK

I'm probably well past the age where I am likely...

I'm probably well past the age where I am likely to be able to find a way to make a living flying.

J.Higgin's point about the construction tools is well noted. I've got just about everything for...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By cloud

They call it AIDS Aviation Induced divorce...

They call it AIDS Aviation Induced divorce syndrome .
Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Hondo, I didn't have any busted pipes...

Well Hondo,
I didn't have any busted pipes this week also. But I am reminded of the lesson my high school English teacher gave us: Only women are busted! Har! MH
Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By JonnyHK

Is that a comment at this particular design, or...

Is that a comment at this particular design, or more on the entire Light Sport Aircraft and/or homebuilt thing?
Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 551
Posted By late

At the moment, it's a cottage industry. What's...

At the moment, it's a cottage industry. What's needed is some R&D money to develop purpose built parts, like a scaled down version of what you see behind the front wheel of a front wheel drive car.
...
Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 551
Posted By late

We need to rebuild cities to be energy...

We need to rebuild cities to be energy efficient.

Part of that will be transportation, of course. Bikes will be a big part of that. Look at what the Netherlands has done. But there will be a lot...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By Hondo Gravel

No busted pipes.

The thaw cleanup went well no busted pipes. I guess I got lucky. Wasnít looking forward to digging in the mud. Hopefully we wonít have weather like this for another 30 years. But it might become a...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 883
Posted By genec

First and foremost... It is called "work" for a...

First and foremost... It is called "work" for a reason... if you were super motivated to do it, they probably wouldn't have to pay you.
Second, don't smoke dope. It is a motivation killer... ...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 883
Posted By ahsposo

I would suggest engaging a psychologist. Foo is...

I would suggest engaging a psychologist. Foo is pretty good with flip answers for silly problems, sounds like you need something more.
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,602
Posted By StupidlyBrave

those fish look pretty crappy

those fish look pretty crappy
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,602
Posted By dedhed

You'd like it. Nothing like fish caught through...

You'd like it. Nothing like fish caught through the ice. Firm and clear flesh. Plus you don't have to clean them right away and grilling lunch on the lake. Proper gear and attitude and three is no...
Forum: Foo
02-17-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 1,094,490
Posted By Jeff Wills

Dude, I've been going to work throughout. (Big...

Dude, I've been going to work throughout. (Big city hospital.) This IS my day at work.
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,824
Posted By Brett A

I eat a lot of Dinty Moore beef stew, instant...

I eat a lot of Dinty Moore beef stew, instant oatmeal and peanut butter and honey sandwiches (decent jam only comes in glass jars which I do not want to haul), supplemented with gas station trail mix...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,824
Posted By KPREN

LOL, when he gets excited he jerks his big bushy...

LOL, when he gets excited he jerks his big bushy tail like a squirrel
02-09-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,229
Posted By SurferRosa

For some, a vise is their vice. And if...

For some, a vise is their vice.

And if that's the case, I'm not sure we need all the details. :wtf:
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,749
Posted By Zinger

You should have said: "Don't eat that."

You should have said: "Don't eat that."
02-07-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,229
Posted By mountaindave

It is, but that's just one of the very few...

It is, but that's just one of the very few benefits of living in an oddly progressive/libertarian state... but I digress. Permanent magnets (like steel tools that have acquired magnetism by being...
02-07-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,229
Posted By mountaindave

Have you tried dropping your tools on the shop...

Have you tried dropping your tools on the shop floor? No seriously. I wouldnít do it with a set of calipers, but certainly with wrenches or tweezers. At least tap them strongly against something. It...
02-03-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By Chuck M

I couldn't get the old spokes on this 54 year old...

I couldn't get the old spokes on this 54 year old wheel to look as good as the hub and rim, so new stainless spoke were installed tonight. Tomorrow, the rear wheel gets the same treatment.

...
02-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By loudbay

Miyata Triplecross Porteur / VO build.

This bike is my stable's #1 in the smiles per mile category. Complete drivetrain is from a donor Miyata 914. VO porteur bars, VO stainless steel fenders, VO porteur rack, Persons 77 seat, parts bin...
Forum: Foo
02-03-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 1,094,490
Posted By 1 Lugnut

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Foo
02-02-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Geepig

I hope my English is OK, as I am English and work...

I hope my English is OK, as I am English and work as an editor ;)

I still say 'mileage' in metric or just say something else like 'how many kilometres do they last'. Before the second world war...
02-01-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By indyfabz

I'd rather have root canal. :D

I'd rather have root canal. :D
01-31-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By ascherer

Lacing a Velo Orange PBP rim to the Sturmey XR-F8...

Lacing a Velo Orange PBP rim to the Sturmey XR-F8 on my commuter.
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01-30-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By capnjonny

At the Bike Exchange you never know what you will...

At the Bike Exchange you never know what you will find in the always changing rows of donated bikes waiting to be fixed up for donation or sale. I go I at least once a week and look for quality...
01-29-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 156,830
Posted By BicycleSafari

Looking good! How do you like the C17? I've been...

Looking good! How do you like the C17? I've been thinking about one for my wet weather commuter.
01-27-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,353,536
Posted By oneclick

Skeuomorph: ...

Skeuomorph:


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01-25-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,157
Posted By HMJ

1990-ish? Bianchi Advantage

I picked this one up for free last week. It is VERY dirty and the handlebar is rusted beyond saving - fortunately I have another on a parts bike that will fit just fine. The bike has Suntour Xpress...
01-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,157
Posted By PilotFishBob

All of it at one of the the co-ops here. I was...

All of it at one of the the co-ops here. I was working Saturday and took time off for lunch, I've been needing some Weinmann 750's to finish a project and was debating whether or not to pay a visit...
01-22-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By randyjawa

Though I hate using chemicals in my hobby, I used...

Though I hate using chemicals in my hobby, I used a twenty or thirty year old can of paint stripper, "PolyStrip" as I recall. I saved the original decals by working close to them with the chemical...
01-21-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,996,594
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Another beautiful Raleigh that is way...

Another beautiful Raleigh that is way overpriced...

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/cambridge-1978-raleigh-professional-mkv/7265755421.html1978 Raleigh Professional MkV - $1,500 (Metro...
01-18-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By Mad Honk

Johno, and JHiggins, Got some pics down loaded...

Johno, and JHiggins,
Got some pics down loaded into computer so here goes:
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The...
01-18-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By BFisher

A little cleanup work on these nice old Weinmann...

A little cleanup work on these nice old Weinmann levers with factory drillium. I used Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish....
01-18-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By Mad Honk

Johno59, The wrench is just a...

Johno59,
The wrench is just a standard 36 mm wrench that fits on the fixed cup. It is about 18" long so it will have plenty of leverage, unlike the Parks and other spanners. It cost $20...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,031
Posted By Skulking

Have you considered that a large amount of the...

Have you considered that a large amount of the push-back you receive around here isn't actually anti-bent, but rather people who are tired of you pushing your religion on everyone completely...
01-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,011
Posted By Het Volk

I love this type of restoration. It is like an...

I love this type of restoration. It is like an animal shelter, but for bikes
01-13-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,872
Posted By hazetguy

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01-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10...

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10 Yr. old Grandson and I put together the MTB "kit" I gave him for Christmas. He had outgrown his BMX bike and wanted a MTB so he could keep up with...
01-10-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By IsleRide

I use cloth tape almost exclusively. If I finish...

I use cloth tape almost exclusively. If I finish it off with twine I'll shellac the twine but I prefer the tape uncoated. To me it feels better without shellac.
01-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,157
Posted By Kevin stafford

Miyata touring mixte

Found a Miyata 215 st mixte tourer at the local Goodwill today, first vintage find in months. Iíve never found a mixte tourer before, has spline triple butted frame with mangalloy fork, 3x6 Shimano...
01-06-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By natterberry

Speaking of cleaning polishing, Iíve been working...

Speaking of cleaning polishing, Iíve been working on these bad boys. ...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,749
Posted By cloud

I am sorry but you made me laugh. Covid or no...

I am sorry but you made me laugh. Covid or no covid I would of had the same reaction to someone picking their nose in front of me .
01-05-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,353,536
Posted By Velo Mule

I agree with J.Higgins . Nice bike. Not $600...

I agree with J.Higgins . Nice bike. Not $600 nice, though. I have a Schwinn Heavy Duti that is similar. I like the straight bar frame ion this one, and the fact that it looks like a freewheel...
01-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Moisture

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes...

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes unused, forcing manufacturers to produce new stuff instead..
01-01-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,176
Posted By jjhabbs

Small Snapshot of 1983

I worked at Action Cyclery from 82 to 89. I managed the store starting in 1984. This is a picture of me in 83 right after going to Schwinn SErvice school. Notice how shiny the spokes are on the...
12-30-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,353,536
Posted By Unca_Sam

Quote from a great mind that applies here:

Quote from a great mind that applies here:
12-30-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By sloar

Cannondale ST 1000....Finally

Iíve been searching for a 1000 for years and was finally able to pick one up today. Even came with the rack and bags, also a front rack and Superbe pedals. Iím switching the shifters to barcons and...
12-28-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,599
Posted By Barrettscv

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a...

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a some profit and the rest will show a loss. I've had some bikes that I've double my money on and some bikes that I gave away. I do enjoy my hobbies more...
12-26-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the pandemic really disrupted the whole...

Yeah, the pandemic really disrupted the whole "just in time" supply chain, especially from China where COVID-19 hit hardest, earliest. It took a few months for some Chinese companies to even begin to...
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