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07-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 111,616
Posted By J.Higgins

Leave the paint where it is, but smooth it up the...

Leave the paint where it is, but smooth it up the grits to 2000. Then wipe down and spray over with clear or satin 2K urethane. Nice!

A side note: The word above, "nice", was supposed to be...
07-08-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,267
Posted By J.Higgins

Modern bikes aren't any better than classic...

Modern bikes aren't any better than classic bikes, just different. They haven't developed their own songs yet. Modern bikes are like buying all your music through digital downloads. You can carry it...
07-08-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By J.Higgins

My wife is abnormally fearful of just riding in...

My wife is abnormally fearful of just riding in general. A tandem would just amplify that. I'm going to let sleeping dogs lie.
07-07-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By J.Higgins

I can seriously sympathize with you, Tom. As much...

I can seriously sympathize with you, Tom. As much as I want to see my wife and I pedaling merrily away, its merely my personal ignis fatuus. I keep seeing tandems, and I keep wanting them, but...
07-07-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By J.Higgins

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x362/tenor_7b16fd79b1d2767d227b3953112957e9e7a1eaeb.gif
07-06-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13,946
Views: 2,970,788
Posted By J.Higgins

I had one of those. They ride like a rocket sled!

I had one of those. They ride like a rocket sled!
07-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,580
Posted By J.Higgins

You can always give it to me, Mike. :thumb:

You can always give it to me, Mike. :thumb:
07-05-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,580
Posted By J.Higgins

You stole my line! :lol: Dead on though. My...

You stole my line! :lol:

Dead on though. My motto, after losing out on some spectacular deals, is to pounce when you first spot something you want. Second-guessing is for suckers. So what if baby...
07-05-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 281,863
Posted By J.Higgins

Sweet International. I need one of those. I have...

Sweet International. I need one of those. I have two Professionals and a Competition, and I need an International to bridge the gap!
07-05-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13,946
Views: 2,970,788
Posted By J.Higgins

Which places you amongst the coolest! :thumb:

Which places you amongst the coolest! :thumb:
07-05-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13,946
Views: 2,970,788
Posted By J.Higgins

Save that dork disk for wall art. I save any that...

Save that dork disk for wall art. I save any that are named or otherwise unusual.
07-01-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,946
Views: 2,970,788
Posted By J.Higgins

The components ought to polish up real nice. Here...

The components ought to polish up real nice. Here are the last two pics.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2728_f78aebd9066128f06b8f4eae22f49fe7fbe0f4f3.jpg...
07-01-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13,946
Views: 2,970,788
Posted By J.Higgins

Univega Ital Sport, 1985

Found a nice old UV on CL. A very nice elderly gentleman said he was the original owner, and that the bike had less than 500 miles on it, which I can confirm by the shape of the freewheel teeth and...
06-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By J.Higgins

Old School Brake Pad Replacements?

Has anyone here found THESE...
06-30-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By J.Higgins

My method is simply to use the same spindle...

My method is simply to use the same spindle length as the original and wing it. It works for me on most builds 99% of the time. I also have several junk sealed BBS, and spindles to fuss about before...
06-30-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,619
Posted By J.Higgins

I actually worked in a Raleigh shop in Maine in...

I actually worked in a Raleigh shop in Maine in 1976, and I've always had a soft spot for Raleighs ever since. Just the smell of a new Raleigh as I pulled it out of the box was intoxicating for me...
06-30-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By J.Higgins

My preference is cloth tape, no shellac. When it...

My preference is cloth tape, no shellac. When it gets crappy, re-tape it. Its like a new pair of socks. I did a build once with matching leather bar tape and saddle, which was super-comfy, but man...
06-30-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By J.Higgins

I had a parts cleaner just like that once. I ran...

I had a parts cleaner just like that once. I ran odorless mineral spirits in it. I got rid of it because of the fire risk. Cleaning parts now is a bit of a chore, but I rest easier knowing my shop is...
06-28-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed. This procedure isn't an option for me...

Agreed. This procedure isn't an option for me anyway.
06-27-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 3,120,158
Posted By J.Higgins

This poor soul has obviously suffered through a...

This poor soul has obviously suffered through a long and lonesome period of self-quarantine.
06-26-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,047
Posted By J.Higgins

Always a pleasure to view your dump find...

Always a pleasure to view your dump find escapades, Randy! To me, staring into a pile of junk like the above picture is like looking at a painting. Its art to me, I guess I'm saying! :love:
06-25-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 281,863
Posted By J.Higgins

Gorgeous bike! These are the mixtes that I'm...

Gorgeous bike! These are the mixtes that I'm always in search of: True mixte frame, good tubing, and forged dropouts.
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06-25-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By J.Higgins

I see no crime committed here. In fact, I'll join...

I see no crime committed here. In fact, I'll join in.

How are you with DIY stuff on your PC? For the last 15 years, I've been assembling my own PCs. You can typically buy the components from...
06-24-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By J.Higgins

Many thanks to jonwvara for tracking one down for...

Many thanks to jonwvara for tracking one down for me. Its a Chinese tap on Amazon, and I swear that I've searched for the very same thing on Google. This is where I really wish I had a lathe again,...
06-23-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By J.Higgins

Thanks! I will check this out! :thumb:

Thanks! I will check this out! :thumb:
06-23-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By J.Higgins

New Hampshire, USA

New Hampshire, USA
06-23-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By J.Higgins

Not bad idea, but is anyone reproducing...

Not bad idea, but is anyone reproducing french-threaded BBs these days?
06-23-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By J.Higgins

I thank you for your suggestions, but I've...

I thank you for your suggestions, but I've already made these sort of thread chasers, and I have dozens more of various pitch. As a lifelong second-generation machinist and an aircraft mechanic, I've...
06-23-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By J.Higgins

Help Me Find a French BB Tap

It occurs to me that despite all of my bike tools, and my delusions of having enough of them, I've come up wanting. Recent changes in tastes and some customer needs has led me to want for a 35x1 RH...
06-23-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 3,120,158
Posted By J.Higgins

[/url] I can just envision the look on the...

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I can just envision the look on the guy's face as he rode this off. Head on a swivel. 30mph tops. Adrenalin junkie!
06-22-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By J.Higgins

Does Murphy come into play on this one? :foo:

Does Murphy come into play on this one? :foo:
06-22-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56,853
Views: 8,180,183
Posted By J.Higgins

Another Nice Tandem!

In the same vein as JaccoW 's beautiful Gazelle Tandem Project (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1204955-70-s-gazelle-tandem.html) I found this lovely lass:...
06-21-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By J.Higgins

Hey Jacco, These hubs are sweet! What is your...

Hey Jacco, These hubs are sweet! What is your opinion about their stopping power?
06-21-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed! And once you do it - like riding a bike -...

Agreed! And once you do it - like riding a bike - you never forget how! :thumb:
06-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By J.Higgins

Hey! How did I miss this thread? :bike2: I...

Hey! How did I miss this thread? :bike2:

I file the seams on a lot of rims, and I'll have to say that 67tony , you did a great job!

Also... I'd leave the flutes unpainted unless you can...
06-19-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By J.Higgins

Because they have you on staff, Russ. I'm not...

Because they have you on staff, Russ. I'm not blowing smoke up your seatpost. I'm only saying that like-minded people gather like-minded folks around them. Quality people recognize good qualities in...
06-18-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 3,120,158
Posted By J.Higgins

Those wheels look rad. Heavy I bet.

Those wheels look rad. Heavy I bet.
06-18-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By J.Higgins

Decal Help Needed

I have this Schwinn High Sierra, but I'm not finding any decals for it. I've looked at the various decal-sellers, but I never see a set of decals for this particular style? Is this High Sierra...
06-18-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 56,853
Views: 8,180,183
Posted By J.Higgins

Holy Carp, that thing is loaded with cool!

Holy Carp, that thing is loaded with cool!
06-17-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By J.Higgins

...and Rohloff... and Schmidt SON... and split...

...and Rohloff... and Schmidt SON... and split stay with Gate belts... and water bottle bosses brazed on... Two Lepper saddles!
06-17-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6,421
Views: 555,284
Posted By J.Higgins

Nice tandem, Jacco! I'm looking forward to your...

Nice tandem, Jacco! I'm looking forward to your posts about this one. Its simply oozing with class and style. I tell you, man, I must get over to Holland and buy a couple bikes! :love:
06-17-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By J.Higgins

Yeah, I'm still scratching my head over this one,...

Yeah, I'm still scratching my head over this one, especially looking at the pristine quality of the insides. :foo:
06-15-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By J.Higgins

I'll echo what many have said already, but I'll...

I'll echo what many have said already, but I'll also say that rebuilt hundreds - maybe even over a thousand coaster brake hubs, and I've never heard of this problem before. I'll be very interested in...
06-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56,853
Views: 8,180,183
Posted By J.Higgins

Not a bad bike for 50 clams.

Not a bad bike for 50 clams.
06-12-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,350
Posted By J.Higgins

Best answer in the thread. :thumb:

Best answer in the thread. :thumb:
06-11-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,350
Posted By J.Higgins

Righto! Lobster at the supermarket was $4.99...

Righto!

Lobster at the supermarket was $4.99 a pound this week. A price like that does not come around very often, so I bought four of them for my wife and I. I had them all steamed and ready for...
06-11-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 3,120,158
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm not surprised by that at all. People are...

I'm not surprised by that at all. People are truly apathetic now. Many are simply just misanthropes. Your experience with the person that you were trying to help only solidifies my statement.
06-11-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,350
Posted By J.Higgins

$100 bill is the new twenty. I say go big or go...

$100 bill is the new twenty. I say go big or go home. At my age, I find myself just getting what I want, when I want. If you like it and you want it, then step up and get it, because there's about...
06-11-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,463
Posted By J.Higgins

Looks like it was ridden once and squirreled away.

Looks like it was ridden once and squirreled away.
06-10-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 56,853
Views: 8,180,183
Posted By J.Higgins

I don't think this has been posted before, but...

I don't think this has been posted before, but here's a goodie:

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/d/acton-1983-miyata-ridge-runner-bullmoose/7138519610.html
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