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09-18-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 436
Posted By Velo Mule

Normal bikes are not particularly good at...

Normal bikes are not particularly good at carrying larger loads. When I was in my early 20's I slid off the road in my car and hit a guardrail that was emerging out of the ground. It was a Mazda RX-2...
09-18-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Velo Mule

We have some forum members that I believe are...

We have some forum members that I believe are into Specialized. I suppose they are out riding. Hopefully someone will be able to point you in the right direction or have an answer for you.

Do...
09-17-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Velo Mule

Try posting the pictures to your Gallery. ...

Try posting the pictures to your Gallery. Someone here may be able to move them. Pictures help a lot in trying to id a bike.
09-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Velo Mule

I think the idea behind this design is good. ...

I think the idea behind this design is good. Often when a new design idea comes up where I work, we don't try to make it elegant at first. Crude prototypes are first. Then more refinement as...
09-17-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By Velo Mule

Simple green and a toothbrush. I sometimes trim...

Simple green and a toothbrush. I sometimes trim the toothbrush bristles shorter so that they are stiffer. I would suggest Gunk engine cleaner if it was only aluminum or steel, but with plastic, it...
09-17-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,810
Posted By Velo Mule

I can't take credit for the fork or even the...

I can't take credit for the fork or even the direction that the bike is going. That goes to dddd . I think that is the value of this forum.
09-17-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,810
Posted By Velo Mule

I might have the kickstand and seatpost in...

I might have the kickstand and seatpost in chrome.

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09-17-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,810
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks. Here is a picture of the fork crown....

Thanks. Here is a picture of the fork crown. Gotta love chrome. There is a reason that it was so well liked. It is tough and hard to stand up to wear and it looks great. Of course, there is a good...
09-17-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 651
Posted By Velo Mule

Careful riding on the "Wrong" side of the road. ...

Careful riding on the "Wrong" side of the road. On my visits to England, when I was walking, I often would forget which way to look first when stepping off the curb. All those years of getting used...
09-16-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Velo Mule

Bump, This made it to page 2 and no responses. I...

Bump, This made it to page 2 and no responses. I have no idea what frame this is, however, between the serial number and some of the features, I would think someone here would have an opinion.
...
09-16-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Velo Mule

I currently like Schwalbe brand tires for 26" x...

I currently like Schwalbe brand tires for 26" x 1-3/8" Delta Cruisers are nice tires for a fair price.

Here is a link to some of their etrto 37 x 590 tires. They have other widths as well. ...
09-16-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By Velo Mule

We got some good looking Collegiats posted. Nice...

We got some good looking Collegiats posted. Nice job! There is some inspiration here.
09-16-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,810
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks branko_76 it was a Sharpe Finex. I am no...

Thanks branko_76 it was a Sharpe Finex. I am no pro, so I can't really tell you if it is a worthy gun or not, but I am happy with it. I also have a Harbor Freight $17 gun that I bought for primer. I...
09-15-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Velo Mule

SunTour Superbe's shift so good that I wondered...

SunTour Superbe's shift so good that I wondered why Shimano was working on index shifting back then. They only needed to design a derailleur as good as a Superbe or a Cyclone, was my thinking. ...
09-15-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,810
Posted By Velo Mule

In the last post it is hard to see the color,...

In the last post it is hard to see the color, because the frame is under a tent. It was also difficult for me as well to really see it clearly as I was painting. This is not the ideal paint...
09-15-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Velo Mule

It doesn't look so weird, in fact, I like the way...

It doesn't look so weird, in fact, I like the way it looks. Perhaps it is more of a touring bike with the longer wheelbase. The seat post is extended quite a bit so perhaps a larger frame would...
09-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,810
Posted By Velo Mule

It took a few tries. First the wrong color then I...

It took a few tries. First the wrong color then I dropped the frame and had to go back a step. Finally it has the Campus Green paint on it.
...
09-09-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the links base2 to your build posts. ...

Thanks for the links base2 to your build posts. You make several good points for starting with a Schwinn Varsity. I like both bikes but must admit that the long wheelbase touring bike with 26"...
09-09-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice bike. That will make someone happy. Thanks...

Nice bike. That will make someone happy. Thanks for the picture.
09-09-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Velo Mule

I am not an expert in this area, however, I think...

I am not an expert in this area, however, I think this may be an American Monarch rather than the Swedish Monarch. You are also right that Sweden and Swedish manufactures had their eye on American...
09-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By Velo Mule

I had a Huret Allvit on my French built Astra in...

I had a Huret Allvit on my French built Astra in the 70's. It shifted OK. I guess that it shifted OK compared to the derailleurs at the time. Once I get my Schwinn Continental together I am eager...
09-09-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Velo Mule

C.S. Hirose was a big inspiration to all who knew...

C.S. Hirose was a big inspiration to all who knew of him, including me. It is sad to hear of his passing.

Thanks for posting this Hirose mini velo.
09-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By Velo Mule

From such a simple question to start this off,...

From such a simple question to start this off, this is turning out to be a great thread. The Schwinn electro-forged frames are polarizing. Although I am of the mind to keep them close to the way...
09-08-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By Velo Mule

When I was a teenager, the last bike that I...

When I was a teenager, the last bike that I wanted was a Schwinn Varsity or Continental. European and then Japanese bikes, including the Schwinn LeTour, were considered better bikes. Now, some 40...
09-06-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm going to guess at the issue with the...

I'm going to guess at the issue with the shifters. I may be wrong in which case you can ignore this. My thoughts on this and nearly any intact bike matches up with bikemig .

Those shifters have...
09-06-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Velo Mule

New Math. I've got to get with it.

New Math. I've got to get with it.
09-05-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 882
Posted By Velo Mule

A floor pump with a pressure gauge in it. When I...

A floor pump with a pressure gauge in it. When I was a kid, I would just pump up the tires for my Schwinn Typhoon with a floor pump. They either didn't come with gauges or they were too expensive....
09-04-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Velo Mule

I have not tried it either for handlebar wrap or...

I have not tried it either for handlebar wrap or for Shaker style chairs. When you posted the picture I thought the Shaker chair tape looked close. Most ribbon seems to be twill style, with the "V"...
09-04-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 588
Posted By Velo Mule

That is fair. Ride the bike. Then you'll get a...

That is fair. Ride the bike. Then you'll get a better direction for the things that you might keep and what might change.

For instance, if you are on the road and paved paths most of the time,...
09-04-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,446
Posted By Velo Mule

Now Bike Forum member are making me jealous in...

Now Bike Forum member are making me jealous in new ways.
09-03-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By Velo Mule

It is called very interesting. That looks like a...

It is called very interesting. That looks like a late 70's to perhaps early 80' bike to me, based on the crank, color, derailleur and brake levers. Cantilever brakes were not common at that time. ...
09-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Velo Mule

I believe those are AFA. Edit: Yes, that is...

I believe those are AFA.

Edit: Yes, that is right. Victor, same as the pedals.
09-02-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the clear pictures. I am a little...

Thanks for the clear pictures.

I am a little concerned for embankmentlb . While re-gluing the tire to the rim is the right thing to do, I also see that the glue that holds the, what do we call it,...
09-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Velo Mule

You guys are so clever, I'm not buying that...

You guys are so clever, I'm not buying that "always stops in the same place indexing wheel" story. A free spinning wheel, with quality bearings adjusted correctly will always stop with the weight...
09-02-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By Velo Mule

Good job on the cleaning. It looks great. I am...

Good job on the cleaning. It looks great. I am agreeing with branko_76 that the chain doesn't look too bad. I bought a chain checking tool recently, that is kind of handy not having to guess at...
09-01-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,463
Posted By Velo Mule

Trakhak Good point about steel hubs. Steel hubs...

Trakhak Good point about steel hubs. Steel hubs are 3 piece affairs. As such, if these pieces are allowed to move relative to one another this will be the result. I am wondering if there might be...
09-01-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Velo Mule

Modern rims are pinned with steel pins. This...

Modern rims are pinned with steel pins. This makes the seam, which is opposite the valve the heavy side of the rim. So, you bearings and wheel is good.
08-31-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By Velo Mule

I had a Serotta Club Special. It had beautiful...

I had a Serotta Club Special. It had beautiful workmanship and finish, not that that mattered at the time, and was an entry level racing bike that was not only was a joy to ride, I got loads of...
08-31-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Velo Mule

What? How did I miss that! Although the...

What? How did I miss that! Although the derailleurs and many other parts are Campangnolo, it has a Stronglight crankset. Nice.

Tires, you have little clearance for 1-1/4" tires. 1-1/8" would...
08-31-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Velo Mule

Yea that is tight. Nice bike though. It reminds...

Yea that is tight. Nice bike though. It reminds me of when Road & Track did their 1974 Aprils fools road test on a Maserati bicycle. For me and people that were into both cars and bikes at the...
08-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By Velo Mule

Thank you for the pictures. We like pictures....

Thank you for the pictures. We like pictures. There are lots of reasons NOT to paint the frame. They are: to keep the originality of the bike intact, to minimize cost of the project and you not...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 211,409
Posted By Velo Mule

There is nothing like a fresh paved road. Well,...

There is nothing like a fresh paved road. Well, maybe a velodrome. But I wouldn't know.

The problem will be the motorists driving even faster on the smooth road.

Near me, I had Lakeview...
08-31-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By Velo Mule

I thought that sarcasticcrab was being clever by...

I thought that sarcasticcrab was being clever by not showing which Cambridge in the header, so I clicked on it to see which Cambridge it was. I was guessing Massachusetts.

Let's see where this...
08-29-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Velo Mule

Ross for most of their life made cheaper bikes...

Ross for most of their life made cheaper bikes that were sold in bike shops. We had them in our shop. When they moved to Allentown, PA , they made a real effort to improve their reputation. They...
08-28-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Velo Mule

Good point about music to go along with this...

Good point about music to go along with this bike. There is also Jonathan Richmond and the Modern Lovers "Ice Cream Man" . Not as popular as Van Halen.
08-28-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Velo Mule

That is interesting. What makes you think it is...

That is interesting. What makes you think it is 1920 or so? I'm not doubting, I just have no idea. Can you find any marks from the maker on it? Worksman still makes bikes like this. This looks...
08-27-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,463
Posted By Velo Mule

Nutted axles. Not as elegant as a quick release...

Nutted axles. Not as elegant as a quick release lever. Not as old school looking as wing nuts. They work perfectly well on utility bikes (and track bikes).
...
08-27-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,463
Posted By Velo Mule

Kickstands. While I can't actually say I love...

Kickstands. While I can't actually say I love them, I don't hate them and have them on many of my bikes because they are handy. I like the old Rode Gear Flickstand that I had on my racing bike. But...
08-27-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,463
Posted By Velo Mule

I am a bit of a contrarian, so this thread allows...

I am a bit of a contrarian, so this thread allows me to get my odd ball opinions or experience with bike components out. Next up Fenders or mudgaurds Call them what you want, they are darned useful....
08-26-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,463
Posted By Velo Mule

61 posts in and still no love for spoke...

61 posts in and still no love for spoke protectors (Dork disks). I'm no fan either, and take them off most bikes. I'm just surprised that no one mentioned it yet, or did I miss one?

+1 for...
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