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Nice little bike. I caught a lot of flak from my...

Nice little bike. I caught a lot of flak from my co-workers because that was my stock phrase when describing it. I assembled and sold a bunch of these and when my sister had a kid I gave her one of...
12-06-19, 10:28 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Nah, belongs to one of the volunteers nearby at a...

Nah, belongs to one of the volunteers nearby at a park shelter helping city kids on an outing. Karma will help keep it there.
12-06-19, 07:37 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Giant road bike, maybe an '80s RSxxx from the...

Giant road bike, maybe an '80s RSxxx from the time when Giant was just going out on its own after having built for Schwinn for years. Never saw a lot of these out there but they launched the company...
12-06-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By thumpism

It was a Euro-style "trekking" bike that was also...

It was a Euro-style "trekking" bike that was also sold here during the early '90s. Came with straight bars, riser stem and RapidFire shifters. Looks better with drops.
12-06-19, 07:46 AM
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Posted By thumpism

True Temper tubing is pretty well respected in...

True Temper tubing is pretty well respected in the bike world.
12-05-19, 11:01 PM
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Views: 162
Posted By thumpism

Where is the length difference; in the steerer...

Where is the length difference; in the steerer tube, in the fork blades, or in a combination of those? If in the blades, then even if the rake is the same the front end of the bike will be lower and...
12-05-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By thumpism

My trusty Brooks Pro began tearing away from the...

My trusty Brooks Pro began tearing away from the cantle rivet on the right side. "No problem," I told myself as I departed on a Trans Am attempt. Wrong. Had to buy a new saddle on Day 6.
12-05-19, 06:24 AM
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Posted By thumpism

A 64cm frame is not huge. A frame taller than...

A 64cm frame is not huge. A frame taller than 64cm is huge.
12-04-19, 11:44 PM
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Views: 186
Posted By thumpism

My '78 Peugeot PX10LE had English BB.

My '78 Peugeot PX10LE had English BB.
12-02-19, 10:26 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Hope somebody gets to them. Hate to see bikes in...

Hope somebody gets to them. Hate to see bikes in the trash.
12-02-19, 07:09 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Lockjaw bottle cages make the bike. I had a...

Lockjaw bottle cages make the bike.

I had a Vector 2 fork on a Giant ATX 890 (polished aluminum) hardtail. Neat bike but I had too many and cut it loose.
12-01-19, 09:46 PM
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Views: 908
Posted By thumpism

Lotus bare MTB frame built up with Lawwill Leader...

Lotus bare MTB frame built up with Lawwill Leader fork and assorted parts. Long gone. ...
12-01-19, 09:40 PM
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Posted By thumpism

My old Lotus gotten as a bare frame and built up...

My old Lotus gotten as a bare frame and built up with a Lawwill Leader fork and sample pieces from our parts catalog at the time....
12-01-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By thumpism

I'll have to sit this one out unless the co-op...

I'll have to sit this one out unless the co-op provides a surprise for me, and I already posted my Waterford Paramount under "P."
12-01-19, 08:52 PM
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Views: 624
Posted By thumpism

I also have an '84 Paramount touring with 32C...

I also have an '84 Paramount touring with 32C tires and ESGE 45mm fenders. The fit is tight. "Generous" clearance didn't become a thing on these bikes until later and I never ride smaller than 32s so...
12-01-19, 02:11 PM
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Views: 2,983
Posted By thumpism

It would be easiest if a kludge were not...

It would be easiest if a kludge were not required. Most of us don't have lathe access or talent and carving one by hand out of stock is unlikely for several reasons. If a given bike's shock...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By thumpism

For those of you thinking that bar ends are...

For those of you thinking that bar ends are inadequate, you just need more bar ends!

...
12-01-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,453
Posted By thumpism

To keep the thread on track, Google provides...

To keep the thread on track, Google provides photos of Jayne (mom) on a bike and with her family on bikes.
12-01-19, 09:16 AM
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Posted By thumpism

I think I still have a Proflex manual with the...

I think I still have a Proflex manual with the bumper specs. I'll try to find it.

*edit*

This is the book I was thinking of and it shows a lot of info on the forks and shocks, including...
12-01-19, 07:34 AM
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Posted By thumpism

Yep, you're right, that's older half-sister Jayne...

Yep, you're right, that's older half-sister Jayne Marie. The first (the two Jaynes) photo is by Diane Arbus.
Forum: Touring
11-30-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 845
Posted By thumpism

I see in your Bikes area that you have one of...

I see in your Bikes area that you have one of those 2104 Trek Domanes. Future bike!

Don't know that bike but I did an interrupted tour on a Bridgestone RB-T using four panniers during the first...
11-30-19, 08:30 PM
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Views: 2,983
Posted By thumpism

Real shocks are available but you're looking at...

Real shocks are available but you're looking at about $200 per end. Not cheap. You'd have to be crazy about the bike to want to spend that kind of coin. Sample below for the '96 656 that I sold my...
11-30-19, 08:24 PM
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Posted By thumpism

^ Nah, he knows about that loop on the front...

^ Nah, he knows about that loop on the front brake cable.
11-30-19, 07:59 PM
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Views: 746
Posted By thumpism

Batavus. Dutch. I had one. ...

Batavus. Dutch. I had one.
http://www.velobase.com/VeloImages/Headbadges/DE1CDB29-BD0F-49AB-B875-A35395E85873.jpeg
11-30-19, 07:30 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Tiny tourer. ...

Tiny tourer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416960355855501/
...
11-30-19, 07:14 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Another one in NC on FB Marketplace. Made in...

Another one in NC on FB Marketplace. Made in Italy!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/475423849755645/
...
11-30-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,453
Posted By thumpism

Let's see...if Jayne Mansfield is the mom, then...

Let's see...if Jayne Mansfield is the mom, then Mariska Hargitay must be the daughter.
11-30-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By thumpism

"Bottle" generators, as these are called, are...

"Bottle" generators, as these are called, are pretty reliable in wet or dry but drag is a real disadvantage and this style has been superseded by modern systems that are much better. I've used a...
11-30-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,058
Posted By thumpism

I'd suspect the fork. Every assembly we did...

I'd suspect the fork. Every assembly we did included a test ride with hands off on an absolutely flat stretch. Probably one in ten bikes had a pull to one side or the other that was attributable to...
11-29-19, 09:46 PM
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Views: 2,983
Posted By thumpism

Thanks!

Thanks!
11-29-19, 11:09 AM
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Views: 8,728
Posted By thumpism

I did a lot of interstate driving while repping...

I did a lot of interstate driving while repping and would stay with a friend in the Roanoke area who worked swing shift. I spent one round (about a month) picking up every guardrail reflector--those...
11-29-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,728
Posted By thumpism

^ That was the first thing I saw getting off the...

^ That was the first thing I saw getting off the highway when I moved to Seattle.
11-29-19, 07:56 AM
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Views: 349
Posted By thumpism

Geometrically Enhanced?

Geometrically Enhanced?
11-29-19, 07:45 AM
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Views: 1,143
Posted By thumpism

https://www.paulcomp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/1...

https://www.paulcomp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/insidebox2-1536x1152.jpg
11-28-19, 08:58 PM
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Views: 263
Posted By thumpism

I have some T/A 180 5-pin crankarms.

I have some T/A 180 5-pin crankarms.
11-27-19, 09:59 PM
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Views: 366
Posted By thumpism

Korina, we're waiting.

Korina, we're waiting.
11-27-19, 09:53 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Looks like I'm not the only one. I've rescued...

Looks like I'm not the only one. I've rescued several over the years.
11-27-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By thumpism

What?

What?
11-27-19, 10:47 AM
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Views: 638
Posted By thumpism

Never broken a clip myself but a friend did at...

Never broken a clip myself but a friend did at the furthest point from home on a long loop.
11-26-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 122,854
Posted By thumpism

Found this elsewhere, but someone somewhere...

Found this elsewhere, but someone somewhere spotted this in the wild. Art bike, probably. I found a paper bike cutout attached to a bike rack by a paper loop chain outside the art building at VCU a...
11-26-19, 06:40 AM
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Posted By thumpism

Not mine. ...

Not mine.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bop/d/springfield-vintage-sturmey-archer-3/7018268626.htmlVintage Sturmey Archer 3-speed 26" wheels - $30 (W...
11-25-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18,088
Views: 2,871,693
Posted By thumpism

At this point I'll say, "What moron paints a...

At this point I'll say, "What moron paints a freewheel?"
And, "What moron repaints a freewheel?"
For free? And pays the postage both ways?
Gotta be a scam.
11-25-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18,088
Views: 2,871,693
Posted By thumpism

Naw, that's probably borium or stampium.

Naw, that's probably borium or stampium.
11-25-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18,088
Views: 2,871,693
Posted By thumpism

I suspect the seller is incorrect about the...

I suspect the seller is incorrect about the painting, unless he is the one who actually painted it. And I knew about the Regina Oro but based on the size and number of cogs suggested what likely and...
11-24-19, 08:43 PM
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Views: 1,597
Posted By thumpism

Cambridge VI was a derailleur six speed,...

Cambridge VI was a derailleur six speed, Cambridge III was a IGH three speed.

SunTour 7 was just the name of an early SunTour rear derailleur, probably from the 5-speed freewheel days.
11-24-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,686
Posted By thumpism

How about a 30"? This one is about two hours...

How about a 30"? This one is about two hours from me.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163959758563

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OM4AAOSwPk1d2wC4/s-l1200.jpg
11-24-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By thumpism

Clarification, please. You say you used two of...

Clarification, please. You say you used two of the 2" with a 1.5" plug inside each of the 2"? And was that repair only on the rear, or did you do a similar fix on the front? I thought I recalled...
11-24-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18,088
Views: 2,871,693
Posted By thumpism

As I recall, there were freewheels with plated...

As I recall, there were freewheels with plated cogs that color. Probably Shimano.

Yep.
https://live.staticflickr.com/4335/36401556370_93ab3b940b_b.jpg
11-24-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,686
Posted By thumpism

OP, don't know where you're located in Kentucky...

OP, don't know where you're located in Kentucky but searching the region shows several tall (25" frame) finds but only one larger at the moment.

66cm Sekai in Indianapolis. ...
11-23-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By thumpism

Folks persist on bring up the zombie aspect of...

Folks persist on bring up the zombie aspect of threads, but if our new visitor searched on Rene or Bridgestone Rene and got one hit that was this thread, then tanyalouise might understandably post...
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