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09-19-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By Prowler

Wow, bad luck. If that happened to me I would...

Wow, bad luck. If that happened to me I would just find another, maybe new, FW. With metal bits grinding around inside the FW body, I would worry about damage to the bearing races, not to be...
09-19-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By Prowler

I hate to say it Top, and I'll miss you guys, but...

I hate to say it Top, and I'll miss you guys, but I'm out. Thanks to lots of fun loving people here and a couple of pocket judges, Pennsylvania is persona non grata in the Bay Colony right now. ...
09-19-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By Prowler

Tell us more about "busting the pawls ". I'm...

Tell us more about "busting the pawls ". I'm suprised to hear that but, sometimes, English is not useful for explaining things. Have you actually opened the freewheel and found both pawls broken to...
09-18-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By Prowler

Yes, its the only one I've seen too. I can...

Yes, its the only one I've seen too. I can envision those halcyon days in late August 1976 when the MK IV production was winding down in preparation for the annual shutdown and retool for the Mk V. ...
09-18-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By Prowler

My Pro is one of the last MK IVs (8/76). These...

My Pro is one of the last MK IVs (8/76). These days, I tell people I'm 5 foot 11.14159 (only one person's got the joke). I purchase jeans in 32" length. I do not care about all the different tribal...
09-18-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Prowler

I made a tool for this. I plucked an old tool box...

I made a tool for this. I plucked an old tool box out of the tip at the recycle center. I tossed the tools in my recycle bin and kept the tool box. But several day later I got to thinking about this...
09-10-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16,080
Views: 1,669,035
Posted By Prowler

Lovely but, eeee gads, the heat. I'm so spoiled...

Lovely but, eeee gads, the heat. I'm so spoiled as our trails are 80 to 90% shaded. Pretty pleasant on even the most hot and muggy days. My kingdom for a tree. Stay hydrated and healthy.
09-10-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Prowler

Whenever faced with excess material, like you...

Whenever faced with excess material, like you have on your struts, I ask "do I cut them off to size or is that excess useful for something?" Think twice, cut once. I had a similar question on a...
09-09-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 314,068
Posted By Prowler

All dressed up and nowhere to go

Yup, all the road trips are canceled for the year. The Fuji TS III I rehab'd last winter was all dressed up for those trips but..... Well, I've been enjoying it locally at least.

...
09-09-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By Prowler

OP, big john raises an important point. We're...

OP, big john raises an important point. We're all different and you're unique. You need to find how so. Go make mistakes and adjust over time. Ex: my feet don't get cold. Two fingers get cold...
09-07-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Prowler

Keep in mind that those wheels may NOT be...

Keep in mind that those wheels may NOT be serviceable. I've seen many (old galvanized spokes) where the nipples are locked on the spokes, either from rust or dissimilar metals. Torquing the nipples...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Prowler

I'm reminded of the old adage: "don't buy your...

I'm reminded of the old adage: "don't buy your kids stuff, buy them experiences". The experiences last forever. In this year of the creepy coodies, I often think of our trip to Yellowstone Natl...
09-02-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 883
Posted By Prowler

way OT but I was a WRPI DJ over the summer of...

way OT but I was a WRPI DJ over the summer of 1972 or 73. Can't remember which right now. Small world.

"Sometimes the light's all shinning on me, other times I can barely see. Lately, it occurs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,175,562
Posted By Prowler

Before you worry about that V-GT, be sure your...

Before you worry about that V-GT, be sure your cable and housings are great. At my LBS job, I find that drag inside the housings, either from cable or housing corrosion, or both, is a primary cause...
09-02-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 883
Posted By Prowler

About 5 years before that my mother decided it...

About 5 years before that my mother decided it would be a good idea for me to "learn computers" so signed me up for a summer course out at the Latham, NY shopping center. I learned Assembler via...
09-02-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By Prowler

FWIW, I have a Nuovo Record RD on my MK IV. It...

FWIW, I have a Nuovo Record RD on my MK IV. It is a rider, not a show piece so right off I ditched the original Campy jockey wheels - almost no teeth and cracked anyway. I installed contemporary...
09-02-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Prowler

I get to ride in Valley Forge National Park when...

I get to ride in Valley Forge National Park when I like. One lovely stretch is Inner Defence Line Road, thought the hilly woods on the west end of the park. A couple of years ago I was dismayed to...
08-31-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By Prowler

OP you said you two did not need to shift the...

OP you said you two did not need to shift the front. OK but you could probably mount a FD then use the limit screws to lock it onto the ring you intend to use. No shifter nor cable. That would be...
08-31-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Prowler

Maybe you should ask the Mods to edit the thread...

Maybe you should ask the Mods to edit the thread title for posterity. Facilitate future searches on Hill Special bikes

Lucky guy!
08-25-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^ We recently had one of these in our...

^^^^^^^ We recently had one of these in our shop for service. Heavy and the elastomer shock was end of life. The top bearing or bushing or something was gone so the shock rattled around on it's...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,362
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^ I was there in mid August. Yes, hot and...

^^^^^^ I was there in mid August. Yes, hot and humid. I also saw the hotel fliers. The hot showers sounded good but, after 85 miles (Dravo to the point then to C'ville) I was too tired. Also,...
08-23-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Prowler

It was a dark and stormy night on the mountain,...

It was a dark and stormy night on the mountain, and prices for old bike parts were bouncing around like pandemic tennis balls on the moon, when a very fishy carp back on Earth turned out to be NOT...
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,362
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^ I also camped at Confluence, Rockwood...

^^^^^^ I also camped at Confluence, Rockwood and Connellsville. All good but Connellsville was my favorite. Great location and facilities. Now that was at the end of an 85 mile day so I was a...
Forum: Touring
08-20-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,362
Posted By Prowler

FYI, I pondered all these issues last year and...

FYI, I pondered all these issues last year and decided that riding the GAP was good enough for one trip. And I just wanted to ride, not spend half my energy on logistics. So I drove to Cumberland,...
08-16-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Prowler

Good question. I have that cyclone RD on my 84...

Good question. I have that cyclone RD on my 84 Fuji TS. Utterly reliable and well behaved. FYI I'm quite fussy about rear DO alignment and RD hanger alignment. I've sorted out many RD shifting...
08-15-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By Prowler

I guess I'm fortunate to have not had any good...

I guess I'm fortunate to have not had any good bikes when I was a kid. Dad bought a Hawthorn single speed that was passed through the three of us. Then my brother and I made a banana seat/ape...
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By Prowler

I recently did something similar - converted a...

I recently did something similar - converted a cordura lunch cooler to a front bag. Easy, but..... I installed a front rack on my Fuji TS so this bag only needed a stiffener on the bottom and a...
08-09-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By Prowler

Its probably too early here in Penn's Woods and...

Its probably too early here in Penn's Woods and my eyes are blurry but it looks like that FD is set too high. I wonder if cage width is not a problem but too high is. My 'go to' is a penny's width...
08-09-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,897
Posted By Prowler

I grew up a bit further north, Schenectady. My...

I grew up a bit further north, Schenectady. My idea of boats were what passed through Lock 7 on the Mohawk. And that wooden barge with the 5hp outboard Dad would rent on vacations in Ontario. I...
08-09-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,340
Posted By Prowler

A quandary - while noticably faster with red...

A quandary - while noticably faster with red jockey wheels, my Raleigh Pro is, in practice, slower. The issue is being constantly stopped by fit and fine looking women who notice the red spinners...
08-08-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 314,068
Posted By Prowler

Great! I'll park my '87 way down the street,...

Great! I'll park my '87 way down the street, under a poncho. Please install a blinking rear LED lamp so I can follow at a respectful distance and not loose sight of ya.
08-07-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 148,457
Posted By Prowler

It may not be open. I see these at the LBS. An...

It may not be open. I see these at the LBS. An idea SO complex that folks get confused. They assume it's like a wing nut, wind it down nice and tight by turning that wee handle thing. "Nice they...
08-03-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Prowler

It looks like the other Schwinn galoshes saddles...

It looks like the other Schwinn galoshes saddles I've seen: embossed rubber cover stretched over a plastic base riveted to a recycled car fender steel frame. Or multiple longitudinal springs hooked...
08-03-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,849
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^ I cringe and my toes curl up when a self...

^^^^^^ I cringe and my toes curl up when a self appointed "expert bicycle mechanic" decides to publish a photo, world wide, showing him/her working on a bicycle with an adjustable wrench. Oh, I...
08-02-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 314,068
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^ FYI, I use this idea too but use a pretty...

^^^^^ FYI, I use this idea too but use a pretty small and weak magnet. I have one cut from a refrigerator magnet - that weak rubber stuff. My theory: strong enough to pick up bearing balls but too...
07-31-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16,080
Views: 1,669,035
Posted By Prowler

Thanks. I'm right pleased with it. I'm a sparky...

Thanks. I'm right pleased with it. I'm a sparky so don't know nuttin bout inches. This'n is 57cm square, c-c. For normal local jolly rides the Mule wears Paselas which inflate out to 32mm. For...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Prowler

Pine Creek Trail, aka Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Not an epic journey this week, but a real workout for me, given the heat and the rain. My Mule carried me 110 miles over two days and one night camping in the beautiful PA woods. More info at The...
07-31-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16,080
Views: 1,669,035
Posted By Prowler

The Mule does it again

"Mule" because it gets fully loaded for trips like this and it takes a bit to relearn the handling. Yee and haw.

It looked like a very nice window of fine weather so I headed up into northern...
07-31-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Prowler

This is an approach I use a lot - squeezing a...

This is an approach I use a lot - squeezing a tool against something solid. Pedal wrench against a pedal, BB lock ring wrench against a frame tube, 15mm wrench on an axle nut against a seat stay,...
07-28-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Prowler

I also love doing my riding in the early morning...

I also love doing my riding in the early morning cool air. In the last few years of employment I kept setting my clock back to keep ahead of traffic. "I'd rather drive to work at 70mph than 30mph."...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-24-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Prowler

Well done. Thanks. Hmmmm, 1997 - I was doing...

Well done. Thanks. Hmmmm, 1997 - I was doing souless work in windowless offices for thankless companies. Who ya think had a better
life, eh? However, I now have some idea, having ridden the GAP...
07-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,269
Posted By Prowler

Brain fart. I searched a bit and, as shown in...

Brain fart. I searched a bit and, as shown in the linked article, I was reminded that steel jaws with wood facings are not uncommon. Nice vice Randy.
07-23-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,269
Posted By Prowler

Sure looks like a woodworkers vice - normally...

Sure looks like a woodworkers vice - normally mounted on the corner of a bench, to the underside of the top. Good for holding large planks and pieces for hand tool work. But the jaw faces are...
07-17-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By Prowler

One last post to take the macro view. IIRC...

One last post to take the macro view. IIRC building a wheel involves several factors that need to be optimized for each application. EX: The solution for a multi speed (FW) design are different than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Prowler

We keep seeing these sort of questions. If...

We keep seeing these sort of questions. If you're really concerned about accuracy, test everything on a truck tire or tractor tire. The change in pressure as you switch gauges will be less than...
07-16-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Prowler

^^^^ I would not choose high carbon brittle...

^^^^ I would not choose high carbon brittle steel for cotter pins. They sure look like a tool of some sort vs functional bike part.
07-16-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By Prowler

Yeah, keep it locked up. Excellent condition,...

Yeah, keep it locked up. Excellent condition, lovely paint. A size lots of folks like. Kirkland bag is very good. You've got those nice hooks at the bottom of the rear rack for securing C'dale...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Prowler

Here in the summer months I always carry a towel....

Here in the summer months I always carry a towel. But I'm an old fart that don't follow the rules, just do what works for me. I use a small hip pack to carry my phone, keys, MP3 player and a bit of...
07-13-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By Prowler

^^^^ measure from the outside of one lock nut to...

^^^^ measure from the outside of one lock nut to the outside of the other. Over Locknut Distance : OLD. That's the number that should closely match the distance from the inside of one DO to the...
07-12-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Prowler

Remember, to the British, TT may mean Tourist...

Remember, to the British, TT may mean Tourist Trophy - as in The Isle of Mann TT. IIRC there were other TTs around the UK. Isle of Mann is the one I know best. Makes sense to me to designate a...
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