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06-19-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By bark_eater

All intellectual property comes with the...

All intellectual property comes with the frame..... I'm glad it went someone with enthusiasm.
06-19-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By bark_eater

If I may: Trek 720...

If I may: Trek 720 (https://flic.kr/s/aHskPP6coz)
06-18-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By bark_eater

You need too find some one with different tastes...

You need too find some one with different tastes in bike junk to help you process the pile. Pre covid I might give you some time. Short of scrapping everything it sounds like you could stock half...
06-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By bark_eater

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06-16-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By bark_eater

How about a taller 100mm stem? Start with with...

How about a taller 100mm stem? Start with with the bars at seat height and and work your way down.
06-10-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By bark_eater

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06-09-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,230
Posted By bark_eater

Bikes with bent forks on craigslist. Wait 2...

Bikes with bent forks on craigslist. Wait 2 months and politely explain an alternative valuation. "I'm looking for this part that I can get for $30 on ebay, or...".
06-08-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By bark_eater

Most of the domestic stuff is moveing pretty...

Most of the domestic stuff is moveing pretty fast, but we're doing as 3 day quarentine of all mail and deliverys, so the last bit of waiting when "non-essentials" arrive is tough.
05-30-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By bark_eater

There are 7 speed free hub bodies available on...

There are 7 speed free hub bodies available on ebay. If your sticking with vintage 7 speed hubs you might want to stock up. If you had one of those and a set of Wheels Manufacturing cones, you could...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By bark_eater

I haven't been on the trail myself bUT it...

I haven't been on the trail myself bUT it travels through some amazing country. There's lake side camping off of the tunk road. I thinks it's Donnel pond? West on tunk Rd, top of the hill take...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,825
Posted By bark_eater

Ive back packed with a hennesy hammock since they...

Ive back packed with a hennesy hammock since they fist came out. I have a Blackbird now but have only used it few times. I took a tent last year because I wasnt 100% that every campsite would be...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,825
Posted By bark_eater

I picked up this same tent and a heavily...

I picked up this same tent and a heavily discounted Klymit sleeping pad in preparation for this years summer, before the end of the world happened. Last year I gave touring a try and took a Kelty 2...
05-25-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,387
Posted By bark_eater

You could coat it with Penetrol, if you can find...

You could coat it with Penetrol, if you can find it. Its decidedly not low VOC. I'm pretty sure its Linseed based.
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By bark_eater

I will admit to spending about $20 total on ebay...

I will admit to spending about $20 total on ebay for one of those. Sill in the box...... I think its basically a one of those Tandem stoker bar nubs with out the cover and a red dot.
05-22-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,034
Posted By bark_eater

I've seen a number of anecdotal reports that...

I've seen a number of anecdotal reports that vintage mountain bikes are becoming more desirable. Maybe G.P. is trolling the forum for market trends. Or his Country and Hilly bikes are what he's...
05-20-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,994
Posted By bark_eater

Well what I got out of this thread is: If I...

Well what I got out of this thread is:

If I was going to do psychedelics and discuss Quantum Physics and Robert M. Pirsig's works, I would want to do it with Ai Weiwei.
05-18-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,994
Posted By bark_eater

Im going to throw out a scenario. The seller may...

Im going to throw out a scenario. The seller may be trying to make a small profit selling an item at fair market value. To do that he may well be concidering the value of his own time and efficiantly...
05-16-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By bark_eater

My frames got the Hardlight FM-1 sticker. I...

My frames got the Hardlight FM-1 sticker. I realy was asking to much loading it up like that. I've got all the bits together to change her over but not the time.
05-14-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,379
Posted By bark_eater

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05-12-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,653
Posted By bark_eater

Some one put a lot of work into this junker....

Some one put a lot of work into this junker....
04-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,414
Posted By bark_eater

Just out of cussedness I'm going to buy a gallon....

Just out of cussedness I'm going to buy a gallon. That will get me under 50 cents an oz.....
04-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 849
Posted By bark_eater

I'm pretty sure the primary loads on a chainstay ...

I'm pretty sure the primary loads on a chainstay are in tension, and the various factory crimps and dimples are often pretty radical. Damage at the joint or lug would make it a lot sketchier. ...
04-20-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By bark_eater

Heres a little ranting I did on facebook...

Heres a little ranting I did on facebook recently:

"Tale of first world woe here: I had a ebay deal go squirrely with with some knucklehead in Finland. Sold me the wrong parts for for a precision...
04-20-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,610
Posted By bark_eater

We're takein this seriously enough that I'm not...

We're takein this seriously enough that I'm not making any excuses. We're sort of isolated, and folks are acting like it's not that big deal. Local cases bumped from 18 to 28 over the weekend. Hell I...
04-19-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15,823
Views: 1,629,623
Posted By bark_eater

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04-14-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 572,977
Posted By bark_eater

I negotiated a set of Gravel king EXT's from an...

I negotiated a set of Gravel king EXT's from an ebay seller, for his original sale price, a couple hours after he jacked his prices up to well over the msrp. He said no more where coming so they...
04-14-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 572,977
Posted By bark_eater

And a little belated gloating... For some reason...

And a little belated gloating... For some reason there were 25 sets of koolstop continental brake pads on Amazon for $50....
04-14-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 572,977
Posted By bark_eater

Bought 4 sets of on sale Panaracer tires last...

Bought 4 sets of on sale Panaracer tires last week. I'm a little concerned that the next couple of years might be cloudy with a chance of unobtanium.
04-14-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By bark_eater

Klunk.

Klunk.
04-10-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,185
Posted By bark_eater

Its an hour and some by car to the co-op so It...

Its an hour and some by car to the co-op so It will be a big commitment to volunteer there. I've had some nebulous conversations about starting a satellite Co-op, but dont have the time. Slowly...
03-25-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,223
Posted By bark_eater

You will need a pedal powered tree shake of some...

You will need a pedal powered tree shake of some sort to agitate the stack. Might make a nice metallic rain stick sound in operation. You and John Cage....
03-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,374
Posted By bark_eater

If you asked this last year, I would have...

If you asked this last year, I would have answered Surly Big Dummy for various reasons, but primarily there are no functional equivalents out in the vintage sphere. For other non nonsensical...
03-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,111
Posted By bark_eater

I've been meaning to make a full leangth...

I've been meaning to make a full leangth adjustable version this to clamp the front and rear wheel into alignment, to help set up handle bars square the bike center line.
03-20-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,568
Posted By bark_eater

I was thinking about some kind of Airsoft Surplus...

I was thinking about some kind of Airsoft Surplus pouches like these:
...
03-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,568
Posted By bark_eater

I think I'd pay twice as much for a stainless...

I think I'd pay twice as much for a stainless steel Wald basket. I remember looking for a stainless alternative, but not finding anything usefull.
03-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,292
Posted By bark_eater

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03-19-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,568
Posted By bark_eater

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03-17-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,733
Posted By bark_eater

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Heres my Koga Miyata City Liner with...
03-11-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By bark_eater

When your kids take an interest.

When your kids take an interest.
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,813
Posted By bark_eater

I was going to type my little essay on shelter...

I was going to type my little essay on shelter systems, but in a flash I saw where the OP was heading towards.
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Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,396
Posted By bark_eater

I guess I'll be working towards a set up like...

I guess I'll be working towards a set up like this:
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02-08-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 572,977
Posted By bark_eater

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This stuff has been trickling in for a while now. Anyone guess the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,396
Posted By bark_eater

As far as a wood covered work table, if I was...

As far as a wood covered work table, if I was trying to do this I would glue all the boards together with wood glue. Id over hang the stainless table top a couple inches and screw angle iron to the...
01-27-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By bark_eater

I'd deburr those holes inside and out and fill...

I'd deburr those holes inside and out and fill with JB Weld. As I remember, the frames are heat treated or some such wizardry, and tig weld repairs are not a good idea. But I'm just repeating what I...
01-11-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 11,844
Posted By bark_eater

“Collectomania” may with some reason be looked...

“Collectomania” may with some reason be looked upon as a comedy in which the leading parts are taken by the Collector, the Dealer, and the Faker, supported by minor but not less interesting...
01-07-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By bark_eater

My future scheme for going "Pro" is to get a...

My future scheme for going "Pro" is to get a table at the Saturday farmers market. Show off the fancy builds that no one in there right mind would pay for as examples of quality work with fenders,...
12-23-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,975
Posted By bark_eater

I picked up the 116 BCD chain rings on ebay....

I picked up the 116 BCD chain rings on ebay. Their made by Cyclo. Ive seen a couple Peugot's on craigslist with a smaller inner ring that are probably the same.
12-22-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By bark_eater

Got some more pictures. The lugs are aluminum and...

Got some more pictures. The lugs are aluminum and the rack attaches to the fender. I also did a quick eyeball MKI check and it looks like I could swap the wheels out for 26" wheels. The existing...
11-29-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,058
Posted By bark_eater

I've got a bunch of beater beach cruisers that...

I've got a bunch of beater beach cruisers that are going back into service next year. I'm going to try knocking knocking off the looses stuff, then treating with Ospho, clear coating with Penetrol...
11-26-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 572,977
Posted By bark_eater

Nervar crankset with extra TA cranks arms. This...

Nervar crankset with extra TA cranks arms. This is the vague eBay listing photo everything is NOS or very well polished. The TA crank arms are orphans. One is a tandem left British threaded and the...
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