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03-28-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Peruano

Good thinking under the prompting of necessity. ...

Good thinking under the prompting of necessity. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,466
Posted By Peruano

If you are going to be self guided, self...

If you are going to be self guided, self supported, and depending on everything being efficient then I'd try to take your own bike and gear.' If you are going to use any support systems (e.g. Danube...
02-07-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,164
Posted By Peruano

Based on the price of copper sweat fittings now,...

Based on the price of copper sweat fittings now, your stand would be a mighty expensive one (equivalent to a Parke)?
01-29-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,831
Posted By Peruano

First you put the dirty rags in the garbage and...

First you put the dirty rags in the garbage and then get the old even T-shirts from your closet and use them as rags. For wiping chains I use the blue (industrial strength) paper towels for the...
01-17-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Peruano

I bought an 80's Raleigh at the Denver bike swap...

I bought an 80's Raleigh at the Denver bike swap many years ago. It had a 170 on one side and 165 arm on the other. I rode it for months without noticing the difference during a good cleaning. I 'm...
01-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,099
Posted By Peruano

Start 80 Now 150 Presently use reduced for...

Start 80
Now 150 Presently use reduced for mount problems related to double hip replacement.
01-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,558
Posted By Peruano

https://rockshow.rocktumblinghobby.com/i.php?/uplo...

https://rockshow.rocktumblinghobby.com/i.php?/upload/2021/01/11/20210111045235-119c622e-me.jpg
Mt. San Michelle in France
12-14-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,941
Posted By Peruano

I can think of one or more Police stations in the...

I can think of one or more Police stations in the valley that would not be on my chosen safe list.
11-19-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,177
Posted By Peruano

No photo, but a campstove collector posting a...

No photo, but a campstove collector posting a Classic Campstove forum was able to create a more stable platform for his coffee pot using a bike disk brake, but a chain ring would have worked.
11-12-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,285
Posted By Peruano

If you are learning something, having fun, not...

If you are learning something, having fun, not hurting anybody else, and within your budget you have your direction on the correct setting. Bikes do that for me; as does grinding on rocks. Like steel...
11-10-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,467
Posted By Peruano

Stereotypes only work if you cling to your...

Stereotypes only work if you cling to your original biases and thus don't recognize it when you are wrong.
09-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By Peruano

Not necessarily essential to not touch tire. ...

Not necessarily essential to not touch tire. They lightly rub the tire to knock out any thorns, glass or ? Since they usually have a small rubber tube connector they are flexible enough to touch...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,112
Posted By Peruano

Some 50 yrs ago or so;, I camped at great Sand...

Some 50 yrs ago or so;, I camped at great Sand Dunes on Lake Michigan near a troupe of ?? boy scouts, and watched all ?? of them wash their hands before meals from a 2 quart can with a nail hole in...
08-29-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By Peruano

In New Mexico, they are sticker flickers. 30...

In New Mexico, they are sticker flickers. 30 years ago they were nearly standard equipment in goat head country.
08-22-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,981
Posted By Peruano

Ironically I had just searched out this thread to...

Ironically I had just searched out this thread to gain more info on the Boone McReynolds history when this new bike popped up. Interesting to see the features Boone incorporated in bikes he built...
08-21-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
Posted By Peruano

I have not done all the measurements or compared...

I have not done all the measurements or compared the models but my old Arriva (Santana) fit my wife (5' 9") and me ( 5' ll"). Admittedly I was captain most of the time, but when I was the stoker. I...
08-19-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 368,122
Posted By Peruano

There is a Raleigh Super Coarse on the...

There is a Raleigh Super Coarse on the Albuquerque CL. Perhaps the misspelling reflects the gas motor provided with it. Not my listing.
07-15-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By Peruano

If it really has no valve stems, and the solid...

If it really has no valve stems, and the solid (heavy) rubber tube replacements it may be a chore to dismantle them. Ditch those "tubes" and tires asap but gently so as to not bend the rims. Use a...
07-03-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,529
Posted By Peruano

Damn. Congratulations on not doing more bodily...

Damn. Congratulations on not doing more bodily damage. Other bikes will come along.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Peruano

You are probably OK if the helmet is comfortable...

You are probably OK if the helmet is comfortable in the end. The drop-your-chin to check for strap tightness is a good test. Too many people wear their straps too loose and the helmet can be peeled...
06-04-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Peruano

Extend the budget a bit and buy two bikes, one...

Extend the budget a bit and buy two bikes, one like is being suggested above and the second a tandem. 35 years ago my wife was just beginning to enter cycling and we decided on a Santana tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,065
Posted By Peruano

You don't have to install both pedals in your...

You don't have to install both pedals in your practice period. Install one, practice unclipping when you still have time to use the other foot to stabilize if you are unsuccessful. Once you master...
03-03-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,297
Posted By Peruano

My Jamis Aurora is classic because its not made...

My Jamis Aurora is classic because its not made out of carbon molecules.
I trust that copper brown is somewhat between brown and gold. ...
02-21-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,981
Posted By Peruano

Here is the McReynolds bike that started this...

Here is the McReynolds bike that started this thread. Originally posted at Tom Fritts but Photobucket trashed the photos for 2005. Just trying to restore the thread. boone5:...
06-13-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Peruano

Oh, and BTW did you forget to say thank you for...

Oh, and BTW did you forget to say thank you for the offer to solve your problem by sharing parts with you. I'm glad you solved the problem, but stay part of the community if you can.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-27-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,033
Posted By Peruano

I'm not sure, but the Driftless area of Iowa...

I'm not sure, but the Driftless area of Iowa (and Wisconsin) brings on some big hills (I'd prefer the Wisconsin side and good maps exist there). Ill has good supporting info.
06-27-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 448,839
Posted By Peruano

serial number corrected

Thanks TMar for the info and expertise. I knew the bike had been resurrected in several ways, but thought it contributed in having so many of the original decals. Actual serial number is ks312030
06-27-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 448,839
Posted By Peruano

Great thread from which I've learned a lot. I...

Great thread from which I've learned a lot. I have recently purchased as a gift for a friend who needs to get back into riding, a Japanese Bianchi: Piaggio Stickers, O22 frame and forks, double...
06-09-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,126
Posted By Peruano

dweenk just made the most relevant observation of...

dweenk just made the most relevant observation of the whole thread. Because they are paired they are probably not for wrenching anything. I'd guess that the slot is such that it would slide onto...
12-28-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,518
Posted By Peruano

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj311/rababikes...

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj311/rababikes/desktop_zps716f4337.jpg

Cycling is a religious pilgrimage. This is what it would look like in France. Tom
Forum: Touring
07-30-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,498
Posted By Peruano

Back to the original query about using an old...

Back to the original query about using an old tube as a tire liner. I have a friend who ran a bare bones bike repair facility for folks who didn't have a lot of cash to keep up their bikes in...
Forum: Touring
07-30-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,498
Posted By Peruano

Back to the original query about using an old...

Back to the original query about using an old tube as a tire liner. I have a friend who ran a bare bones bike repair facility for folks who didn't have a lot of cash to keep up their bikes in...
07-30-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Peruano

V8, This is a pretty hard nosed group to...

V8, This is a pretty hard nosed group to impress. Congratulations on scoring a bike that you can get excited about, without breaking the bank. Each new bike is a learning experience, and one as...
07-16-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By Peruano

I realize this is a pedal bike forum, but I ride...

I realize this is a pedal bike forum, but I ride both kinds of bikes and the same dangers apply to both when it comes to tire traps. Check out the suicidal cattle guards recently installed on county...
07-09-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,035
Posted By Peruano

I read this thread quickly so may have missed it....

I read this thread quickly so may have missed it. But in ABQ these would be called Sticker Flickers. I thought they helped but only with a relatively smooth tread (mt bikes killed the mass market)....
06-23-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,076
Posted By Peruano

PastorBob, You will like the Santana. Your's is...

PastorBob, You will like the Santana. Your's is a Sovereign - they only made one model that year. I have an Arriva (1984) which I believe is either the first or second year for that model. Ours...
06-01-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,817
Posted By Peruano

Just to add to the biodiversity of the thread, I...

Just to add to the biodiversity of the thread, I found a "side blotched lizard" Uta stansburiana in a Panasonic BB that I opened recently. He was mummified but intact. BB s are time capsules. Tom
Forum: Touring
03-15-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By Peruano

My apologies to those who have heard me extoll...

My apologies to those who have heard me extoll the virtues of amonia solution before, but in New Mexico where we have lots of dogs (although most are chasers rather than biters - its hard to tell...
02-08-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Peruano

vintage knowledge

My apologies for listing something no quite classic, but I was looking for authoritative knowledge, and I got it. The bounds of knowledge available here are unlimited.
I like the idea of ditching...
02-08-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Peruano

4 rings and xlr, Yes, its a match. Thanks. I...

4 rings and xlr, Yes, its a match. Thanks. I suspected that it was nothing special frame wise, but I'm satisfied with the ride and the components more than paid the way. Thanks for the info and...
02-08-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Peruano

vintage aluminum or what did I buy?

A friend claims his brother built this bike for him - maybe freight damaged with new fork to resurrect. Frame has been painted flat black with no obvious id. Any help would be appreciated.
Heavy on...
10-02-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By Peruano

I vote with WRK101. If the tire was not evenly...

I vote with WRK101. If the tire was not evenly seated in relation to the rim, the bead will not engage properly and can eventually give way a. when bumped, b. when it warms up a bit, or c. when it...
Forum: Touring
10-02-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By Peruano

Go ride now. Dwight Smith would want it.

Touring lost a true veteran on Friday 30 Sept 2011 when Dwight R. Smith, author of One Mile at a Time (Cycling through loss to Renewal) passed away at the age of 90 in Fort Collins, CO. Dwight...
09-24-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Peruano

thanks. I foresee the bike getting moderate use...

thanks. I foresee the bike getting moderate use until its owner decides to get serious about riding. Its no name brakes are being replaced by Modelo Speedy's as this is written. Tom
09-23-11, 02:31 PM
09-23-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Peruano

Finding nothing about this bike, I'm hoping a...

Finding nothing about this bike, I'm hoping a photo will help. http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj311/rababikes/DSC_0589.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj311/rababikes/DSC_0586.jpg
It...
09-23-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By Peruano

Bike Hub Caps w Tiger Ey Reflex Lens?

Stumbled onto these bike hub caps US Patent 1675431. Sorry folks, they only come in models for mounting on nutted axles (no quick release version known). Anyone got a guess on age? ...
09-13-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Peruano

metro sport 10 speed

A friend asked me to fix up an old 10 speed for her, but I can't seem to locate any info on it. Steel lugged frame, with Shimano Skylark RD, Femco 27x1 1/4 steel wheels, cottered crank, Hubs kk...
Forum: Touring
09-08-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,269
Posted By Peruano

Not intentionally trying for the voice of...

Not intentionally trying for the voice of moderation, I'll still strike the middle of the road. Use tire liners and slime if you want to disregard the goat head threat of the western USA. If you...
07-27-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,092
Posted By Peruano

I apparently have a unique perspective on this...

I apparently have a unique perspective on this question because I bought a bike and rode alot over at least one year's time before I noticed that one crank arm was a 165 and one was a 170. I had not...
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