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12-03-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Kilroy1988

That seller advertises so much stuff as being NOS...

That seller advertises so much stuff as being NOS and has so many overpriced items, I refuse to work with him. Right now he has a Mercian Vincitore frame set advertised as NOS that is literally...
12-02-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Kilroy1988

I am also a big fan of -holiday76 Carlton Flyer....

I am also a big fan of -holiday76 Carlton Flyer. If Brent isn't into that you can also send me a PM with your price for it! I'm in the market for *one* new bike this season (besides the hopeful Bob...
12-01-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By Kilroy1988

obrentharris I love Point Reyes. My wife and I...

obrentharris I love Point Reyes. My wife and I camped there a few nights for my birthday three years ago. I really want to get back... Looks like a great day out for you!

-Gregory
12-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm such a sucker for Carltons I also had to PM...

I'm such a sucker for Carltons I also had to PM Retyred... Just FYI, Brent. ^.~

-Gregory
12-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Kilroy1988

Firstly, my apologies. Somehow I messed up the...

Firstly, my apologies. Somehow I messed up the count last night. It's actually 36 holes. Details, details! As far as the OLN diameter goes, it's either 120 or 122. The hub was on an Italian frame...
12-01-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By Kilroy1988

Again sitting at my halfway point, enjoying a...

Again sitting at my halfway point, enjoying a cool breeze on a sunny day... This little nook between the hills northeast of Visalia is near Ivanhoe, and I've certainly posted other photos from the...
12-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello Brent, Now that Bob Jackson has...

Hello Brent,

Now that Bob Jackson has announced that they've reopened their doors I'm on a mission to have a custom frame built by them as a show of support... I've decided that after I finish the...
12-01-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,453
Posted By Kilroy1988

2021 will be the first time I track my overall...

2021 will be the first time I track my overall mileage, as I've been such a seasonal rider for so many years that I've not had the incentive to keep records. I'm aiming to change that and ride during...
11-30-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By Kilroy1988

Got off work today, but had a mid-afternoon...

Got off work today, but had a mid-afternoon appointment so I just went out for a quick twelve miles on the Creme 3-speed. Grabbed a quad espresso at Starbucks then went to Mooney Grove Park, which is...
11-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 734
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, don't rub aluminum with steel wool, as steel...

Yes, don't rub aluminum with steel wool, as steel is harder than most alloys and will scratch it easily. As a rule, always use a material for scrubbing that will give way faster than the object that...
11-28-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm so happy again.

I'm so happy again.
11-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,604
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've built up a few to a standard that I'm...

I've built up a few to a standard that I'm actually proud of (I'm a painter and semi-professional craftsmen in other arenas, so am definitely my own greatest critic) but have also had trouble finding...
11-26-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,604
Posted By Kilroy1988

Great photo of the model transit system! I have...

Great photo of the model transit system! I have been back into model making for a couple of years now and although I really want to delve into wooden ships, so far I've just done a pile of 1/72 WWII...
11-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,184
Posted By Kilroy1988

Culture for sure... I love the look and...

Culture for sure... I love the look and specifications of so many vintage bicycles I come across and silently wish to try out, but I've fallen into a rabbit hole acquiring mid-century British...
11-25-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm still at the halfway point of my 40 mile...

I'm still at the halfway point of my 40 mile ride. Came to visit my uncle and finally show him his '72 Raleigh Pro that I got rolling again last spring! Checking out some of the toys in his shop...
11-24-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the replies, folks! Slowly but surely...

Thanks for the replies, folks! Slowly but surely working on restoring the frame... Using Testor's enamel paints made for model kits and brushes and fine sandpaper to get things looking proper again....
11-24-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,416
Posted By Kilroy1988

I want a B17 Imperial with chrome rails for a...

I want a B17 Imperial with chrome rails for a current build. I was not a fan of the Team Pro when I had them - I bought, very slightly used and then sold two of them. If I'm not mistaken one even...
11-22-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Kilroy1988

And just to keep the information flowing, in the...

And just to keep the information flowing, in the photo below from a C.T.C. ride from the mid-1950s, you can see the two extremes side-by-side! The fellow on the left prefers the tallest frame he can...
11-22-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's my 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow. It was a...

Here's my 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow. It was a base model "club" style frame and carried over the slack seat and head tube angles as well as the longer wheelbase that most prewar British road...
11-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Kilroy1988

I think this is about the dozenth time a thread...

I think this is about the dozenth time a thread has been made about this video... It's great, I'm sure someone will see it for the first time, but yeah. :p

-Gregory
11-18-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,732
Posted By Kilroy1988

I swing my left leg over first because it's my...

I swing my left leg over first because it's my strong leg, and push off with that (I'm also left handed and I'm sure that's related somehow). So drive side for me!

-Gregory
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11-17-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for all of the feedback, folks... I'll be...

Thanks for all of the feedback, folks... I'll be seriously considering a full Dura Ace 7700 group set for my next "slightly modern" build now. Previously I only had Campagnolo stuff on my radar but I...
11-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,374
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks, but if anyone around here who's...

Thanks, but if anyone around here who's interested in such bicycles hasn't been using Classic Lightweights as a reference and inspiration for years already, they aren't trying very hard! 😇

At this...
11-17-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Kilroy1988

Finding one is on my list as well! In England for...

Finding one is on my list as well! In England for some reason Carlton often stuck with the inch increments, while those marketed in the USA as Raleigh models most often went on the half inch, like...
11-15-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By Kilroy1988

So, as someone with a close family business that...

So, as someone with a close family business that regularly does $25k+ paint jobs for custom cars, I can tell you that fish eyes are most regularly the result of surface imperfections and debris...
11-14-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,188
Posted By Kilroy1988

My main reason for eventually wanting an...

My main reason for eventually wanting an International rather than a Super Course is because it was available as a 24.5" frame, while I've had to settle for an inch larger or smaller with the Super...
11-13-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Kilroy1988

I focus on frames that are roughly my size while...

I focus on frames that are roughly my size while I'm browsing eBay and have had enough of my own, so that I can rather quickly tell the proportions between the main tubes to figure things out...
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Kilroy1988

Not sure where you have it listed, but it's...

Not sure where you have it listed, but it's probably a $1,000 bike on the eBay market right now. Lovely restoration, excellent build... Good luck with your sale!

-Gregory
11-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,180
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, besides a grand amount of refurbishment for...

Well, besides a grand amount of refurbishment for components that have already been collected and shown off above, I just snagged the last critical parts and they happen to be the only arguably...
11-13-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,188
Posted By Kilroy1988

I bought a bike once with the front one mounted...

I bought a bike once with the front one mounted in front of the brake, and although it makes sense it is not as aesthetically pleasing as on the inside... I haven't ridden with them either way, but I...
11-12-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,135
Posted By Kilroy1988

So you also think that in a case like mine, over...

So you also think that in a case like mine, over a couple of seasons of hard riding with plenty of back-to-back between vintage and modern on the same roads and weather conditions, the rather stark...
11-12-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,135
Posted By Kilroy1988

I didn't just buy new bikes. I've bought several...

I didn't just buy new bikes. I've bought several vintage bicycles that cost as much or more than almost all of my modern bikes. I set up every one of my bicycles to maximize its efficiency no matter...
11-12-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,135
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'll chime in along the same lines as a couple of...

I'll chime in along the same lines as a couple of previous replies... My modern bikes were absolutely beasts out of the saddle compared to any of my vintage steel, which typically feels like riding...
11-11-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,374
Posted By Kilroy1988

As I learn more about my favorite time and place...

As I learn more about my favorite time and place in cycling history (post-war Britain) I've found that it's just as important for me to be collecting and reading period literature, ranging from...
11-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Kilroy1988

A 1979 Mercian Campionissimo

Hello folks!

I got this frame set a couple of years ago and have shown it off twice before... Once when I had a chance to weigh it compared to another fully butted Reynolds 531 frame and again...
11-01-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,920
Views: 343,621
Posted By Kilroy1988

I haven't sold it yet, but this week I'm...

I haven't sold it yet, but this week I'm beginning the full restoration of a 1979 Mercian Campionissimo frame set that is due to replace my 1970 Super Course, which I probably rode for a total of...
10-30-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,469
Posted By Kilroy1988

I just want to know why that artist left the...

I just want to know why that artist left the shadow of his speech bubble out.
10-30-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Kilroy1988

Nice album, and thank you for sharing! My...

Nice album, and thank you for sharing! My father's family has been living in the San Joaquin Valley since the early 1870s and I still study local history with enthusiasm - based on your title I'd...
10-15-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Kilroy1988

The official website announcement has been made....

The official website announcement has been made. As a young man, I suppose I have not had the chance to fully appreciate what such a missed opportunity means... Now I know that I cannot bide my time...
09-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By Kilroy1988

Since it was done by Bob Jackson, it must be from...

Since it was done by Bob Jackson, it must be from their inventory of paint choices. There's a full page with all the pricing, etc... Peter will have to tell you which color was chosen exactly. Based...
09-16-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,261
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sorry, didn't get the joke, unless if you meant...

Sorry, didn't get the joke, unless if you meant to suggest that you always ride your bike in the same direction towards the wind... I'd say work on your jokes. Lol 🧐
09-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,261
Posted By Kilroy1988

No. A prevailing wind is a wind that comes into a...

No. A prevailing wind is a wind that comes into a region from a particular direction, and is usually timely and expected on an annual basis (whether its common all year or just seasonally depends on...
09-16-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 57,812
Posted By Kilroy1988

My grail frame sold on eBay UK a few months ago....

My grail frame sold on eBay UK a few months ago. It is a beautifully restored mid-1950s Carlton International that I'd previously seen photos of floating around on the internet, and the only flaw...
09-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, that's cool but not too upsetting... I...

Well, that's cool but not too upsetting... I thought I was late by 68 years! 😋
09-11-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,180
Posted By Kilroy1988

Howdy folks! I've been slowly acquiring...

Howdy folks!

I've been slowly acquiring parts for the Carlton Super Python. This includes the matching GB hiduminium bars and stem, first-generation GB "Coureur" hiduminium brakes and Super Hood...
06-05-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,537
Posted By Kilroy1988

Poland and Russia can be real long waits... I had...

Poland and Russia can be real long waits... I had a comic book sized envelope shipped to me from Poland earlier this year (before the pandemic) and it took seven or eight weeks. My mother-in-law...
06-05-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,537
Posted By Kilroy1988

What kind of an accusation is that? I've spent...

What kind of an accusation is that? I've spent quite a bit of time in eastern Europe and Croats, Serbs and Greeks (who I have experience interacting with most) are about the friendliest, most humble...
06-04-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,537
Posted By Kilroy1988

You realize a lot of international postal...

You realize a lot of international postal services don't offer tracking #s (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) with every level of postage like the United States...
06-04-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,537
Posted By Kilroy1988

Why would you open a case against a seller who...

Why would you open a case against a seller who shipped something with an expected delivery date still in the future, due to the current state of the postal service? What did the seller do wrong?
06-04-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,537
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's not enough time passed yet, in my opinion....

That's not enough time passed yet, in my opinion. I waited nearly four weeks for a small first-class parcel recently and it was only going across the country.

When I send postcards home from...
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