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03-07-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By rootboy

Same here. Only fly fishing for me. But just...

Same here. Only fly fishing for me. But just recently I decided to dig out my old Mitchell 350 and completely overhaul it. Just for fun. Never took one completely apart before. I enjoy doing things...
03-07-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By rootboy

This is a great resource. Thanks Fasthair. I love...

This is a great resource. Thanks Fasthair. I love esoteric stuff like this. You never know when you're going to need some custom shoelaces.
03-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By rootboy

Once you get you laces, Skip, then you can go to...

Once you get you laces, Skip, then you can go to Ian's for all the cool ways you can tie them.
https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm
03-03-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By rootboy

That's what I did too. BTW, OP...one other...

That's what I did too.
BTW, OP...one other possible solution is a thin spacer between the pedal and the toe clip where it mounts.
I've use 1/8 aluminum flat stock before. Drill two holes in each...
02-04-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,106
Posted By rootboy

Actually, they're two different things. Not that...

Actually, they're two different things. Not that I grasp it that well.
Especially after trying to read this;...
02-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,534
Posted By rootboy

I'm just thankful they're not Chartreuse....

I'm just thankful they're not Chartreuse. Although Puce wouldn't be bad.
02-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,534
Posted By rootboy

The only comment here that caused me to pause,...

The only comment here that caused me to pause, and think. Interesting. Could it be they were made out of tubing rather than bar stock, forged, etc.?
02-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,106
Posted By rootboy

That's a cool set, in what looks like remarkable...

That's a cool set, in what looks like remarkable condition. Those little PEN cameras were pretty neat.
Used to have one.
02-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,106
Posted By rootboy

Seventy five bucks. For venerable old 35 mm SLR...

Seventy five bucks. For venerable old 35 mm SLR cameras like the F3. Kind of sad, really.
But it's true. Digital really killed off the film camera. Except for a small minority who still...
02-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By rootboy

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a...

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a collection. Of anything.
02-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By rootboy

That's a real beauty, Wawine.

That's a real beauty, Wawine.
02-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By rootboy

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection....

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection.
But I don't think he'll ever show it here.
02-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By rootboy

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these...

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these days though.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x932/hardy_reels_2_e4870588049a5ef3ae2d76a2cedf92caf3ac39c1.jpg
01-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,106
Posted By rootboy

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but...

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but not any more. In fact, I would probably sell this stuff, but it doesn't seem to be worth much of anything.
F3, FA and FM2 with their motors. 35 mm f...
01-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,573
Posted By rootboy

Blue Devil 63 is correct on this. If I can...

Blue Devil 63 is correct on this.
If I can find the documentation to support this, I will.
But life is short.
12-30-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,974
Posted By rootboy

This made me chuckle. Heck, between the members...

This made me chuckle. Heck, between the members here we've all put probably millions of miles on those Brooks Pro saddles.
I never worried about the rivets, personally.
Still think those old...
12-30-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,974
Posted By rootboy

Has nobody mentioned the doubled up TA water...

Has nobody mentioned the doubled up TA water bottle cage yet? Heck, those things are worth as much as you paid for the whole bike.
Great find. Great bike in wonderful condition.
You just need some...
12-22-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,665
Posted By rootboy

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age,...

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age, perspectives change, eh? My biggest fear is that I may croak unexpectedly and my wife will have to deal with all of this crap around here. And I've...
12-22-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,665
Posted By rootboy

Wow Jim! Super nice!

Wow Jim! Super nice!
12-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,665
Posted By rootboy

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect,...

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect, since he wasn't a flyer, that he probably picked that up in India before they flew over the Hump.
When I first showed that to my wife, who is...
12-22-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,665
Posted By rootboy

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too...

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too Much Stuff syndrome and trying to de-acquire some of the too-numerous collections of stuff I have around here.
I'm getting to that age. However,...
12-22-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,665
Posted By rootboy

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.
12-22-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,665
Posted By rootboy

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew...

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew about this practice until a few years ago when I started doing some research, wondering why on earth my dad would have put these god awful looking Lucite...
12-18-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,168
Posted By rootboy

Really cool bike, Dan. Just as another point of...

Really cool bike, Dan. Just as another point of reference, here is a page of a team bike I believe owned by Hugh Thorton. As I remember his name. This one is later, but some interesting info to add...
11-27-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By rootboy

I agree. Those red SC stickers look too new.

I agree. Those red SC stickers look too new.
11-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By rootboy

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate. At...

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate.
At least you're not a Uyghur.
11-26-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By rootboy

That wasn't God. Just Karma.

That wasn't God. Just Karma.
11-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By rootboy

You've got a lot of balls. I could never just...

You've got a lot of balls. I could never just take a bike out of someone's front yard
without asking.
11-22-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rootboy

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series...

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series I think. Called Svenski and Krutsch.
11-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,424
Posted By rootboy

There are two means of refuge from the miseries...

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life. Music and cats. Albert...
11-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,330
Posted By rootboy

Not sure this would be your size. Or price range....

Not sure this would be your size. Or price range. But it's available.
...
11-13-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 33,848
Posted By rootboy

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the...

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the house and shoo the riff raff away from the front door.
11-13-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By rootboy

There's also a Skyline High School in Utah. My...

There's also a Skyline High School in Utah. My old alma mater.
Not exactly a drive tho'
11-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 33,848
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x519/fb0ae4ff39f65ecbb0734a2bf38d09ec_5af03c46e233fd7a83177d3f8c0bb3c5a3b6a182.jpg

Just thought I'd add to this thread with a mention of...
10-29-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By rootboy

This is what I have in my shop. Two of them. A...

This is what I have in my shop. Two of them. A bargain compared with other so-called anti fatigue mats.
10-25-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,045
Posted By rootboy

I'd look at it as a win-win. You know have a...

I'd look at it as a win-win. You know have a nearly complete classic bike, and a C&V piccolo.
10-22-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By rootboy

Ulnar nerve neuropathy, or what they call...

Ulnar nerve neuropathy, or what they call cyclist's palsy is no laughing matter. This used to plague me badly back in the day. I found this to be a good article on the subject, and ways to help...
10-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,424
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x867/beautiful_mei_mei_5_09_b2bafffb2997d3037997287e41bbca40f2b53d3f.jpg
Well, how things can change, so rapidly. Seems I just posted a...
10-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By rootboy

I did as Francophile did, on one of my Motos....

I did as Francophile did, on one of my Motos. Tape off at gold paint line, then gently wipe clear coat off with citrus stripper. Came right off.
No need to re coat it with clear. I just wiped down...
10-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By rootboy

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/599x900/snap_on_box_0abe2273365b7422a5977a1eee02ebccf64b48c5.jpg
Someone say Snap On tool box?
10-06-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,716
Posted By rootboy

They do it for other people's entertainment.

They do it for other people's entertainment.
10-05-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By rootboy

That was Mark Petry's tool box he flashed.

That was Mark Petry's tool box he flashed.
10-01-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By rootboy

I wish you the best of luck with this search. Man...

I wish you the best of luck with this search. Man , those things seem to be hard to find.
Set on Eboy right now, but with 20 watchers, will definitely not end up being too affordable.
10-01-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,608
Posted By rootboy

Enjoy every sandwich. W.Z.

Enjoy every sandwich.
W.Z.
09-27-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By rootboy

Ah, thanks. I was thinking of quill diameter, and...

Ah, thanks. I was thinking of quill diameter, and not clamp size. Never mind.
(I've got a French bike brain)
09-27-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,424
Posted By rootboy

More interesting cat behavior. I seem to remember...

More interesting cat behavior. I seem to remember reading that that rear feet kicking thing is a remnant of their evolutionary heritage.
Something about ripping the stomach of their prey open while...
09-27-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,424
Posted By rootboy

Always liked that pose. All cats seem to do that,...

Always liked that pose. All cats seem to do that, eh? Are they blocking out light? Feel more secure with the muzzle or nose covered while sleeping?
Turbo is a beauty.
09-27-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By rootboy

26.4? I presume you meant something else. 26.4...

26.4? I presume you meant something else. 26.4 mm is a seat post size.
09-25-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By rootboy

Reading this thread left me scratching my head a...

Reading this thread left me scratching my head a bit. Nice adaptation, MK.
But if the Campy style hoods sort of fit your levers I suspect they aren't really Super 68 model levers.
Which looked like...
09-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By rootboy

How about case hardening? ...

How about case hardening?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case-hardening
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