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Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! If you've kept ancient bike junk for...

Welcome! If you've kept ancient bike junk for this long you sound like one of us.
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By thumpism

I cycletoured abroad twice a long time ago. No...

I cycletoured abroad twice a long time ago. No insurance the first time. Second involved an internship with a German company and one of the stipulations was that I must have insurance so I got some...
07-05-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 268
Posted By thumpism

Try using loose balls instead of caged bearings....

Try using loose balls instead of caged bearings. If there is even the slightest bit of pitting, by using 11 balls per cup instead of the 9 in caged bearings, those 11 will not hit the pits the way...
07-05-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By thumpism

That's a pretty little velo de ville. You should...

That's a pretty little velo de ville. You should post more detail photos of it. Looks like the frame design utilizes twin lateral tubes ending at the seat tube instead of continuing to the rear...
07-04-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By thumpism

Looks like a version of the B18, a ladies'...

Looks like a version of the B18, a ladies' saddle.
https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/CYP216.saddles.photo_016_prev-d8cbebb.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413
07-04-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By thumpism

Vertically rigid with that cross section,...

Vertically rigid with that cross section, probably. I found something that describes it as the 3D stem.
07-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 513
Posted By thumpism

What the hell is wrong with shops these days, or...

What the hell is wrong with shops these days, or with the people manning them? "Made the way you want it" means that somebody had to build it that way. You get the hub you want, you get the rim you...
07-04-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By thumpism

Apply to mosquito bites to kill the itch.

Apply to mosquito bites to kill the itch.
07-04-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By thumpism

All 26" tires, or just some of the numerous with...

All 26" tires, or just some of the numerous with a 26 diameter designation?
07-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 513
Posted By thumpism

I know nothing of shop operations in the time of...

I know nothing of shop operations in the time of Covid but any time we were confronted with a risky prospect we'd ask for a substantial deposit for the work, at least enough to cover the cost of the...
07-03-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22,850
Views: 2,556,664
Posted By thumpism

Not cheap, but looks very nice. And my size. ...

Not cheap, but looks very nice. And my size.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/612664746047321
...
07-03-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 2,330,663
Posted By thumpism

Correct. When the stem's clamp area is viewed...

Correct. When the stem's clamp area is viewed from the front a V shape is more likely to let you work the curve of the bar past the clamp while parallel vertical edges of the clamp will probably...
07-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 513
Posted By thumpism

Rebuilding a wheel is not a big deal. Any...

Rebuilding a wheel is not a big deal. Any respectable shop can do that for you (don't know the going rate these days) and can recommend good spokes. Sounds like the shop you went to is not capable of...
07-02-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By thumpism

I don't recall the rides so it's unfair to...

I don't recall the rides so it's unfair to compare that, but I think Brand S looks much cleaner. Those '80s Raleighs looked garish to me, cosmetically overdone. As I mentioned before, I'd grab...
07-01-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By thumpism

Assembled both, test rode both, sold both but...

Assembled both, test rode both, sold both but have owned neither. I would choose the Schwinn but would grab the first available if it came to it. Price would be a consideration and might sway me.
07-01-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

A Terry-style frame for the smaller rider. These...

A Terry-style frame for the smaller rider. These are fairly unusual and this one's only $75.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/971982523224004
...
06-30-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! A helpful and informative first post. ...

Welcome! A helpful and informative first post.

OP, if it really is a Madison I hope you did not pay Paramount prices for it. Ahh, I see you didn't.
06-30-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

Ad says Vent Noir but I think it's an Inter 10. ...

Ad says Vent Noir but I think it's an Inter 10.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/d/olney-austro-daimler-bicycle/7148063274.html
...
06-30-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

^ Oooooooooo!!!

^ Oooooooooo!!!
06-30-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/28509721...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2850972111698945
...
06-30-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22,850
Views: 2,556,664
Posted By thumpism

Could this be a Lenton? Hard to tell through the...

Could this be a Lenton? Hard to tell through the grime.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/277729846761634
...
06-30-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22,850
Views: 2,556,664
Posted By thumpism

Nice! And cheap! Looks like a 23" frame. Rare...

Nice! And cheap! Looks like a 23" frame. Rare silver/blue color. Seller didn't really try to find tires.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3109030779183718
...
06-30-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

Replacement fork, but what's the bike? Super...

Replacement fork, but what's the bike? Super Grand Prix? Super Course?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/578054283112487
...
06-30-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,112,773
Posted By thumpism

"needs some maintenance...nothing serious" ...

"needs some maintenance...nothing serious"

Just need to move that downtube away from the front tire.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/723474375085999
...
06-30-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

Looks taller than 56cm. ...

Looks taller than 56cm.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/191999372231557
...
06-30-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By thumpism

My guess is Vista, late '70s.

My guess is Vista, late '70s.
06-30-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

I never had much use for FB myself and did not...

I never had much use for FB myself and did not see what all the fuss was about, but once I discovered the Marketplace my interest in that part developed. I found my own Nishiki Cresta GT there and...
06-30-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

I posted the Titan recently, a Titan recently. ...

I posted the Titan recently, a Titan recently. I'm not trying to keep people from getting bikes; by posting I think I'm helping people get bikes, just not all the bikes and especially not those in...
06-30-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By thumpism

You either can't be made to understand or you're...

You either can't be made to understand or you're being argumentative. In either case, I wish you many happy uncollided miles and...Ignore.
06-30-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

They're too small because I'm saving the big ones...

They're too small because I'm saving the big ones for myself, like that KTM that I saw but did not post. I'm sure you understand.
06-30-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By thumpism

No, merely two examples of what has happened to...

No, merely two examples of what has happened to me, and autonomy's response to your post demonstrates other possibilities, which have also happened to me. I don't go looking for examples like this...
06-29-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By thumpism

I've had two close calls being overtaken; one cut...

I've had two close calls being overtaken; one cut back in too soon and got her passenger door gouged by my left pedal, and in the other a speeding guy nicked my barcon with his wing mirror. I've had...
06-29-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 280,075
Posted By thumpism

Put GripShift MRX shifters and dumpster-found...

Put GripShift MRX shifters and dumpster-found alloy brake levers (with the nifty bump out for those shifters) on a buddy's bike, a mid-'90s Diamond Back Apex. A year or so ago I'd put a riser stem...
06-29-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,055
Posted By thumpism

Oh, I recognized the lyric immediately in his...

Oh, I recognized the lyric immediately in his post, and I did not think you were making a political statement. The John Birch Society was a pretty well-known organization about a half-century ago and...
06-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/70586570...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/705865706899556
...
06-28-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/94597105...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/945971059208877
...
06-28-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,055
Posted By thumpism

Birch. Fine old name in right-wing politics, long...

Birch. Fine old name in right-wing politics, long since out-righted.

Mods, this is history (and spelling), not politics.
06-28-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By thumpism

The Zefal model called the Solibloc is most...

The Zefal model called the Solibloc is most likely to fit those pegs but is also most likely to be found buried at the back of some oldtimer's closet, if anywhere. They used to come in colors on...
06-28-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

Jeez, do I have to do everything around here?...

Jeez, do I have to do everything around here? It's not enough that I spend hour upon hour sweating and slaving over a hot laptop to bring you people the latest and the greatest in the oldest and the...
06-28-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/70111207...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/701112070623374
...
06-28-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

Mislabeled ad might be a find for someone. ...

Mislabeled ad might be a find for someone.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/572373879994482
...
06-28-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,055
Posted By thumpism

I wish you were painting them.

I wish you were painting them.
06-28-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,982
Posted By thumpism

Bought a pneumatic Kobalt chipping hammer tool to...

Bought a pneumatic Kobalt chipping hammer tool to remove pennyround tile from a section of bathroom wall. It worked but I'd rather have been working on bikes with bike tools.
06-28-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By thumpism

That cable is unlikely to be wound well enough...

That cable is unlikely to be wound well enough for a cap. Just live with it until you replace the cable and cap the new one.
06-28-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By thumpism

You never know. We were talking about this...

You never know. We were talking about this yesterday from the motorcyclist's perspective. Sport bike up ahead in the far left lane, at the left margin of the left lane. I suggested he was begging to...
06-27-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By thumpism

Wright's, maybe? Middlemore?

Wright's, maybe? Middlemore?
06-27-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By thumpism

Belongs with all those SunTour Spirt front...

Belongs with all those SunTour Spirt front derailleurs and Shimano Titlist rear derailleurs.
06-26-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/26570414...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/265704141199268
...
06-26-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 56,810
Views: 8,163,794
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/25971891...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/259718915479119
...
06-25-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 928
Posted By thumpism

Not true. I had a Kool Lemon Continental in 25"...

Not true. I had a Kool Lemon Continental in 25" many decades ago and sold it to a friend's kid brother. Guy was a stick, but the seat tube broke clean through just above the bottom bracket shell.
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