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09-27-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,873
Posted By BFisher

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09-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,154
Posted By BFisher

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol: When I was...

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol:

When I was about 10 or 11 years old my grandfather gave me a pocket knife just like the one I posted. He got it in the Navy. Unfortunately I lost it. Bummed out...
09-27-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,734
Posted By BFisher

Gorgeous! Your patience is as impressive as the...

Gorgeous! Your patience is as impressive as the finished job. :thumb:
09-27-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By BFisher

Great additions so far! Mine has a '75 AW hub,...

Great additions so far! Mine has a '75 AW hub, and a '77 serial #. It was missing its Brooks saddle, so I put the B66 on it.

Keep 'em coming.
09-26-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By BFisher

Roadsters Only: Let's See Them!

Raleigh, Gazelle, Flying Pigeon, CWS, English, Dutch, Italian, Chinese...Let's hear it for the humble roadster. Not your light, "Sports" types - I'm talking about the full Monty.
I just picked up...
09-25-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,154
Posted By BFisher

steelbikeguy, you are certainly welcome, and...

steelbikeguy, you are certainly welcome, and thanks for your service. Great pic!
09-25-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,154
Posted By BFisher

Snack time ...

Snack time

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09-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 931
Posted By BFisher

I think nine is more than enough, personally. I...

I think nine is more than enough, personally. I don't know what can't be done with nine. There's this thing called a motorcycle...

How narrow are chains gonna get?
09-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16,110
Views: 1,672,338
Posted By BFisher

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics! From...

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics!

From today:
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09-23-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,016
Posted By BFisher

All good points. Just something that struck me as...

All good points. Just something that struck me as I read through this thread. Technology has come a long way from the old forged steel cranksets. Fabrication costs too high for welded tubular steel...
09-23-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,016
Posted By BFisher

steelbikeguy, that crankset is gorgeous! Love it!

steelbikeguy, that crankset is gorgeous! Love it!
09-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,016
Posted By BFisher

Here's my question. Why hasn't there been a more...

Here's my question. Why hasn't there been a more serious, mainstream approach to steel cranks in the world of road bikes?

In the BMX world, Odyssey Thunderbolts and Profile cranks are hugely...
09-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By BFisher

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake...

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake shoes of the same style work great.

Mild words of caution on Velo-Orange options:

1. Their stainless hardware for their shoe assemblies is rather...
09-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,252
Views: 726,947
Posted By BFisher

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as...

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as decoration, so this bike got its crank, pedals, sweet Motobecane branded headset with black top nut, and tires. I filled in the slots in the spider using a...
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9,248
Views: 892,832
Posted By BFisher

:lol: Wow, I'm fast today! (I turn...

:lol:
Wow, I'm fast today!

(I turn around)

No, I'm not.
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By BFisher

I always approach these things based on what I...

I always approach these things based on what I would pay for an item. Bid as much as you are comfortable paying. That way if you are outbid, well, you didn't want to pay more anyway.

Even if an...
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,111
Posted By BFisher

Right on. Raleighs are about as rare as...

Right on.
Raleighs are about as rare as pennies, although plenty of sellers seem to believe otherwise.

Fun recent observation - every time I take my Raleigh out for a spin, I see a great blue...
09-22-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 817
Posted By BFisher

Don't they? Here's a pair of Atom 600 from...

Don't they?

Here's a pair of Atom 600 from 1979
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09-22-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 817
Posted By BFisher

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch...

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch Mistral Leader:
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09-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By BFisher

Exactly this. I find a pair of Dickies work...

Exactly this.

I find a pair of Dickies work pants and a wool sweater works nice on cool mornings, sometimes with a base layer.

No problem keeping a good pace like that.
09-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By BFisher

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is...

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is excellent, and stays white much longer than cork or cotton.
09-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,282
Posted By BFisher

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this...

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this tribute/replica! Nothing says Raleigh like blobs of weld/braze (coming from a very pleased owner of a '73 Carlton Raleigh).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, it's a lot like trying to buy shoes online....

Yeah, it's a lot like trying to buy shoes online.

I rolled the dice on a Kask, purchased online, and got lucky. Not much I can add that would help other than to say it fits my big, round head,...
09-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,094
Posted By BFisher

A treat to see this decaled up for sure! Can't...

A treat to see this decaled up for sure! Can't wait for the full build.
09-20-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By BFisher

So cool! What a great job!

So cool! What a great job!
09-20-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 403
Posted By BFisher

I might grunt, sometimes utter words of...

I might grunt, sometimes utter words of encouragement to myself near the end of a tough climb, but never sing.

Ever.

And really, nobody wants that.
09-20-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By BFisher

I've got a Bianchi-built Puch built with Shimano,...

I've got a Bianchi-built Puch built with Shimano, and I'm building a Miyata 912 with Campy. I am not the devil. I swear.
09-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16,110
Views: 1,672,338
Posted By BFisher

Thanks. :thumb:

Thanks. :thumb:
09-19-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,551
Posted By BFisher

That's a whole other issue. A reasonable degree...

That's a whole other issue. A reasonable degree of straightness (talking bikes here) can be shown using straight edges, strings, etc. But sight unseen, you don't know until you know, unless you are...
09-19-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,551
Posted By BFisher

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive...

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive straightness. Kind of like how so many people, mostly guys, can't tell purple from pink or blue. Some forks are obviously very, very bent, and the owner...
09-19-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,282
Posted By BFisher

"I'm getting notes of lemongrass..." :lol: ...

"I'm getting notes of lemongrass..." :lol:

Everyone's a cicerone these days.
09-18-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,276
Posted By BFisher

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09-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,566
Posted By BFisher

Alright, no recess for either one of you! :lol: ...

Alright, no recess for either one of you! :lol:

In shipping, overseas or not doesn't matter much. Waited a month for goods from UK, got a refund, goods came the next damn day. Gave the refund...
09-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,566
Posted By BFisher

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.
09-18-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,566
Posted By BFisher

What does that have to do with Probikekit?

What does that have to do with Probikekit?
09-18-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,566
Posted By BFisher

Exactly this. Let's not all pick sides and...

Exactly this.

Let's not all pick sides and turn this into just another sad echo chamber.

I think this thread has run its course.
09-18-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,473
Posted By BFisher

I'm aware, which is why I stated the threading on...

I'm aware, which is why I stated the threading on that sealed unit. I am glad you pointed that out for those who may not be. I was merely showing that there was some attempts at evolution of the OPC...
09-18-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,473
Posted By BFisher

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi....

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi. There was once even a hollow chromoly OPC, believe it or not. https://www.planetbmx.com/shop/tange-sealed-american-bottom-bracket-for-1-pc-cranks.html...
09-17-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By BFisher

Fantastic! Looks great!

Fantastic! Looks great!
09-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By BFisher

A lot gets thrown around about quality and...

A lot gets thrown around about quality and hierarchy of tubing, but TMar makes a good point about builder's choice/purpose. Wouldn't it also depend upon the rider and his or her strengths, weight,...
09-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,282
Posted By BFisher

No strong opinion either way. One could do better...

No strong opinion either way. One could do better for the money, I think.

Maybe they should have called it a tribute instead of a replica? Price it accordingly?

Probably a nice riding bike.
...
09-16-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,566
Posted By BFisher

Such is the case with the market, and I wouldn't...

Such is the case with the market, and I wouldn't have it another way.

Irony of response has always been intriguing.

Ride on.

:)
09-16-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,566
Posted By BFisher

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny...

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny violin.
09-16-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,566
Posted By BFisher

It really is luck of the draw regarding shipping...

It really is luck of the draw regarding shipping these days. Probikekit sent it out, right? I just got something from them rather promptly in PA. Also got some wheels from overseas in two days. Not...
09-16-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 515
Posted By BFisher

For the design you describe, I'd go with a...

For the design you describe, I'd go with a subdued grayish blue, almost like Subaru Cool Grey Khaki, but perhaps just a hair lighter.
09-15-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16,110
Views: 1,672,338
Posted By BFisher

greg3rd48, Beautiful bike. What is that stem on...

greg3rd48, Beautiful bike. What is that stem on your Gitane?
09-15-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 977
Posted By BFisher

Why not blue loctite? With the red you may have a...

Why not blue loctite? With the red you may have a tough time removing in the future.
09-15-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By BFisher

I have had a few bikes with these Altus...

I have had a few bikes with these Altus derailleurs, and they do work well. However, they suffer from the plastic pulley cage spring housing that is prone to cracking. It's a shame they didn't keep...
09-12-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 542
Posted By BFisher

Shimano CB-E110 is a nice coaster brake hub. I...

Shimano CB-E110 is a nice coaster brake hub. I think they may be wider than 120, though. Worth looking into.

Where are you located, wiston? Fichtel & Sachs made some nice rear hubs if you want to...
09-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16,110
Views: 1,672,338
Posted By BFisher

A couple shots from today's ride. ...

A couple shots from today's ride.
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Market St. Bridge,...
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