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01-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,385
Posted By cudak888

Temporarily borrowed a 26.6 seatpost and seat pin...

Temporarily borrowed a 26.6 seatpost and seat pin from one of the Velo Yellows for a quick mock up. Saddle is probably too low, and the bars are about an inch too high to look proportional.

The...
01-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By cudak888

Kinda partial to the infamous Raleigh Twenty...

Kinda partial to the infamous Raleigh Twenty Jetbike, myself.

https://youtu.be/bKHz7wOjb9w

-Kurt
01-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By cudak888

That'd be fun to build using original decals and...

That'd be fun to build using original decals and that orange scheme (though someone might mistake it for a Jeunet!)

-Kurt
01-19-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 945
Posted By cudak888

I put a Rally together like that 11 years ago,...

I put a Rally together like that 11 years ago, but never actually rode it. Chain was too long too.

As such, I have to ask - how does it shift?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyKv8ZhfFyQ

...
01-19-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

Let me put it bluntly: I have my ideas, but I'm...

Let me put it bluntly: I have my ideas, but I'm not going to dignify this silly thread with a well-reasoned response that won't be read and won't mean a damn thing in the grand scheme of things.

...
01-19-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By cudak888

Got it - thanks! Pretty sure the...

Got it - thanks!



Pretty sure the shifter and front brake cables on that bike are different, but appear to run in a loop between the cable stop and the caliper.

-Kurt
01-19-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By cudak888

FYI, there's still a lot to do here, but this is...

FYI, there's still a lot to do here, but this is a quick rough-in of the new registry page. Styling isn't complete (the round green boxes within the main green box won't do), and I don't want so much...
01-19-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

Touché. -Kurt

Touché.

-Kurt
01-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY

-Kurt
01-19-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

I don't have any cats. Will some Birds do? ...

I don't have any cats. Will some Birds do?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ebpktn3xoae2pt5_5f79cb4f37b2fc2b90752a7c760e76fa47888c73.jpg

-Kurt
01-19-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,563
Posted By cudak888

Beautiful. I've seen so many attempts at homebrew...

Beautiful. I've seen so many attempts at homebrew lug lining look like a dog's dinner, but this has that delicate, thin perfection that looks like factory - if not better.

What witchcraft ;) did...
01-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

I can't stop laughing :lol: -Kurt

I can't stop laughing :lol:

-Kurt
01-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

mechanicmatt, I admire your patience and...

mechanicmatt, I admire your patience and diplomacy.

*sigh*



The team that runs this forum created a separate Valuations sub-forum for monetary topics a number of years ago because valuation...
01-18-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

No. It is my position that every sale is...

No. It is my position that every sale is different, every market is different, and no matter how much every last C&Ver feels compelled to add their two cents to this thread, the grand sum is that a...
01-18-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

Lots of interesting comments here, but I find it...

Lots of interesting comments here, but I find it amusing that this whole discussion has basically started over a sample size of one Richard Sachs that sold for a deceptively low price.

...and not...
01-18-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,876
Posted By cudak888

In addition to the shipping price, note the...

In addition to the shipping price, note the damage on the right chainstay (which the seller was kind enough to fully disclose). Looks like some chainsuck went on until it ground away some of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By cudak888

Everything arrived since, and I've mocked it up....

Everything arrived since, and I've mocked it up. Here's an ugly, in-progress photo. Kindly ignore the front brake cable that is definitely in need of longer housing and avert your eyes from the...
01-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,285
Posted By cudak888

Let's not forget that the seller is adamant that...

Let's not forget that the seller is adamant that the pedals aren't included.

You pay extra for the privilege of buying your own choice of pedals, you know.
...
01-17-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,579
Posted By cudak888

I think I actually did pick up a set of these...

I think I actually did pick up a set of these once, but - and I'm relying on some really fuzzy memory here - they were narrower than usual. Ladies' pedals, possibly? Don't really remember. I have an...
01-17-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 811
Posted By cudak888

I love this particular braze-on - couldn't have...

I love this particular braze-on - couldn't have picked a better one to experiment with. The little standoffs help a lot with getting good penetration.

It sometimes helps to heat the frame and put...
01-17-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,285
Posted By cudak888

"californiabikepickers...

"californiabikepickers (https://www.ebay.com/usr/californiabikepickers?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)," eh?

Well, that's one more shop to avoid like the plague.

-Kurt
01-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,563
Posted By cudak888

That's some fantastic stuff there. Never seen...

That's some fantastic stuff there. Never seen butting combined with rifling, though I've never really looked into Miyata's stuff that much. Ought to make a heck of a stiff tube.

Any chance any...
01-16-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,579
Posted By cudak888

Seems like he's not the only one, but the whole...

Seems like he's not the only one, but the whole three-piece shaft and raceway thing has just never appealed to me. I do have another model of steel Lyotards (don't remember which) on my '61 Paramount...
01-16-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,385
Posted By cudak888

The Ali bars are equal to the quality of the Velo...

The Ali bars are equal to the quality of the Velo Orange bars. Virtually no difference except for the shape of the bars and the lack of the VO logo.

-Kurt
01-15-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,385
Posted By cudak888

More farting around, this time with the...

More farting around, this time with the handlebars.

The bars that I ordered from AliExpress more than two months ago finally showed up (even after the dispute and lack of tracking), while a pair...
01-14-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,579
Posted By cudak888

Thank you! I'm not much of a fan of Lyotard...

Thank you!

I'm not much of a fan of Lyotard pedals in general (or the 460's penchant for cracking their shafts: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/708797-lyotard-pedal-danger-2.html), but...
01-14-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By cudak888

I have it in JPG form right now thanks to...

I have it in JPG form right now thanks to trainman999 , but if you have it as static HTML files, I'd be interested too. I needed the pages to get a better idea of lug transition dates, but it'd help...
01-13-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,579
Posted By cudak888

So far, the Schwalbes have performed admirably...

So far, the Schwalbes have performed admirably and they've inspired me to do something else on the '51: Find out what has been plaguing the front headlamp.

It didn't take long to find a few...
01-11-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,763
Posted By cudak888

Well done. Is there a way to list the blog posts...

Well done. Is there a way to list the blog posts for those looking to browse to a specific catalog, once they're all up?

-Kurt
01-11-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By cudak888

Generic modern cruiser. You ought to...

Generic modern cruiser.

You ought to crosspost this in the "Triggered" thread. Surprisingly on-topic.

-Kurt
01-11-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,690
Posted By cudak888

Just wait until you find out that slammed...

Just wait until you find out that slammed seatpost is stuck when they sell it to you for 10 bucks.

-Kurt
01-09-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,639
Posted By cudak888

Glad to see this hasn't been forgotten :) ...

Glad to see this hasn't been forgotten :)

-Kurt
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By cudak888

Not much so far. I swapped a neighbor a Fizik...

Not much so far. I swapped a neighbor a Fizik saddle for an el-cheapo Chinese no-name Swallow ripoff. It's saggy and crappy, but still a lot more tolerable (and better looking) than anything I've had...
01-06-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,747
Posted By cudak888

I think I'll hold off doing that until I have it...

I think I'll hold off doing that until I have it painted and the unusual Suntour fork installed - along with the cables routed. Right now, it looks uglier than its blue incarnation :lol:

Believe...
01-05-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,747
Posted By cudak888

For sheer lunacy? :roflmao: I'm still...

For sheer lunacy? :roflmao:

I'm still waiting to see if opinions change when the reasons behind all the odd braze-ons come to fruition.

-Kurt
01-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,736
Posted By cudak888

GoDaddy? Where in the TOS do they have a policy...

GoDaddy? Where in the TOS do they have a policy of no backups? Sounds like poppycock.

I'm on Namecheap myself now. Server access performance is sometimes spotty, but at least my Wordpress-based...
01-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,747
Posted By cudak888

Ok, the final chapter of framebuilding is finally...

Ok, the final chapter of framebuilding is finally done with. Soon as my back isn't aching from the Spin project, I'll prep the braze-ons, file away some of the rougher silver solder, get this thing...
01-04-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,221
Posted By cudak888

More progress. The builder didn't provide...

More progress. The builder didn't provide provisions for a keyed headset washer (the tabs were roughly ground out of the washer), so I stopped by the LBS to get some replacements. I'm not a fan of...
01-01-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By cudak888

I know - I'm the one who installed the adapter....

I know - I'm the one who installed the adapter. All things considered, it seems as if this could be simplified a step further by going straight to the seatlug ears. I know this is usually the cheap...
01-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By cudak888

Just saw this pop back up - had forgotten all...

Just saw this pop back up - had forgotten all about this.



I haven't checked to see if it's British Standard 26tpi, but chances are it is. The nut (which is not a locknut) leaves about 1mm...
01-01-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,221
Posted By cudak888

I just realized that I missed your questions when...

I just realized that I missed your questions when replying to chainwhip - my apologies!

These were built as rental bikes for the Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome, so they were purpose-built for the...
01-01-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,221
Posted By cudak888

It's not common because of the CPSC, but the CPSC...

It's not common because of the CPSC, but the CPSC aren't the ones working with kids in the field.

It is not fair to kids to teach them about safe braking, only to ask them to take their hand off...
12-31-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,221
Posted By cudak888

Update time! Many donated bits have arrived...

Update time!

Many donated bits have arrived over the last few days. I've been up to my ears in Spin bicycles the entire week, but I had a chance to work on these this afternoon.

The top tube...
12-30-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By cudak888

FYI, I went to the warehouse today to start...

FYI, I went to the warehouse today to start removing locks for the remaining bikes (estimated to be around 200). I did a head count after this Twitter post...there are roughly 440 bikes in the room...
12-30-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By cudak888

Thanks. It's a Wordpress based site now, but I'm...

Thanks. It's a Wordpress based site now, but I'm trying not to stray from the established look of the site as it is now.



Excellent. Fingers crossed he has some insight.



Got it. Thank...
12-29-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,579
Posted By cudak888

Excellent; will pick up a pair tomorrow. ...

Excellent; will pick up a pair tomorrow.

-Kurt
12-29-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By cudak888

Incidentally, I've been meaning to ask if anyone...

Incidentally, I've been meaning to ask if anyone knows what fork crown (crown only - I know the lugs are Nervex Series Legere) Emil Watsyn used on the pre-1958 Paramounts.
...
12-29-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By cudak888

Appreciate it. If you start a new thread up...

Appreciate it. If you start a new thread up there, do link us up with it.

-Kurt
12-29-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By cudak888

Chained Revolution's Schwinn Paramount registry - anyone save it?

I'm working on a new Schwinn Paramount Registry for The Headbadge that has a form submission design. I'm configuring this one to include the Watsyn era all the way up to the '93 PDGs, plus the...
12-29-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By cudak888

First off, thank you to everyone for the input. I...

First off, thank you to everyone for the input. I had a feeling that the Bontrager stainless mount was pushing the envelope of what a sliver of steel could do. Guess I was right to question it.
...
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