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04-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By denaffen

Front derailleur not returning trigger shifter

I've got a Tourney front derailleur (top swing/triple version) and when you press in on the trigger shifter, the shifter doesn't return to the "out" position. You have to pull it back out. I've...
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By denaffen

That's nice of you, but I think I have all the...

That's nice of you, but I think I have all the parts (other than tracking down the elusive alloy wheels with a coaster brake combo only found on a certain very specific class of kids bikes).
04-07-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By denaffen

I've posted it before, but I love this Puegeot,...

I've posted it before, but I love this Puegeot, Carbolite 103 and all. Just a great riding bike.
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Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By denaffen

I'm in the middle of restoring a dubious vintage...

I'm in the middle of restoring a dubious vintage folder, and it's been one of the most frustrating restos I've done. The BB is a Thompson type (had to order from Holland). Stickers that were...
03-12-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By denaffen

dedhed that Thun looks like it should work, as...

dedhed that Thun looks like it should work, as does the Sunrace. Problem is I can't find a non-European supplier for either, and I'm not too wild about $50 shipping on an $18 part. I may have to,...
03-11-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By denaffen

Yeah, I'm not going to cut in a new shell....

Yeah, I'm not going to cut in a new shell. Definitely not worth it on this bike. I do wonder about something like this https://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/bbs08 although I do wonder how well...
03-11-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By denaffen

Well, like I said above, it's a 40mm ID shell,...

Well, like I said above, it's a 40mm ID shell, unthreaded. I can't get a width measure of the shell right now (wet paint) but I can tell you the cottered spindle measures at ~140mm, so I think...
03-11-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By denaffen

A bottom bracket conundrum

I'm restoring a vintage German folding bike and am a bit stumped by my bottom bracket options. Originally it used a bearing cup + cotter axle setup. I would like to put square taper cranks on it....
03-08-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 354,379
Posted By denaffen

That was my guess, too, based on the decals.

That was my guess, too, based on the decals.
03-04-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By denaffen

Yeah, my plan was to build it up with upright...

Yeah, my plan was to build it up with upright bars I have around, probably as a 2x6 if I have a chainring that'll fit those cranks.
03-04-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By denaffen

It's in worse shape than it looks in that pic....

It's in worse shape than it looks in that pic. The paint is heavily oxidized. It *might* polish up, but all the decals are also shot... cracked up, probably from heat damage.
02-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,811
Posted By denaffen

We ordered a bike for my spouse last Mother's...

We ordered a bike for my spouse last Mother's Day. In Nov a bike arrived that was the wrong color and size. To this day, we're on the waitlist at three shops, none of which has been able to fulfill...
02-26-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By denaffen

Well, to be honest, I'm not sure a pic really...

Well, to be honest, I'm not sure a pic really matters, since I'm not sure it's about this particular bike as much as the philosophical discussion of what do you do when you just bought a project and...
02-26-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By denaffen

When projects go awry

I picked up a mostly complete Raleigh Pursuit cheap, planning to restore it. I had plans use some spare wheels I have laying around, throw some 38s on it, and make a fun, not-too-heavy city bike. I...
02-26-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By denaffen

You can buy waterslide decal sheets for your home...

You can buy waterslide decal sheets for your home printer. Put something together you like, print it, and put it on. They come out beautifully.
...
02-19-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,959
Posted By denaffen

I really just want an excuse to post mine for...

I really just want an excuse to post mine for reference....
02-19-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,395,865
Posted By denaffen

OMG, that thing was out on marketplace forever....

OMG, that thing was out on marketplace forever. Did someone here buy it????
02-18-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,959
Posted By denaffen

I kept switching between swatches one and two. I...

I kept switching between swatches one and two. I think something in between is closest to "true" celeste. If I had to pick, I'd pick 2, I think. FWIW, I don't think the hood or tube is true to...
02-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 167,275
Posted By denaffen

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/img_4433_32b5ae2df3254740f08a5cb2478ff9a76dc29786.jpegI just posted this one elsewhere, but may as well post it again. This is my...
02-18-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 354,379
Posted By denaffen

It's a hodge-podge, since it came to me as a...

It's a hodge-podge, since it came to me as a frame. Mostly Suntour Quattro stuff from a now-departed Bianchi, with some Shimano 600 and other bits mixed in.
02-18-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,395,865
Posted By denaffen

I think it is, but I have no idea why it's there....

I think it is, but I have no idea why it's there.

My working theory is that someone cut a U-lock off the frame. But even that leaves... a lot of questions.
02-18-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,395,865
Posted By denaffen

Yeah. I have a lot of questions. They do...

Yeah. I have a lot of questions.

They do appear to be very well done, clean cuts. So I'll give 'em that.
02-18-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,395,865
Posted By denaffen

Now marked down from $100! Only $80! "in...

Now marked down from $100! Only $80!

"in great condition other then it was sawed in half"

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/401523304538528/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined...
02-18-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 354,379
Posted By denaffen

I renovated a Sport this past summer for a friend...

I renovated a Sport this past summer for a friend who's owned it since new. I think the one I was working on wasn't an SS. I know it was a lower end high tensile frame. Still it rode like a dream....
02-18-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 354,379
Posted By denaffen

And this one isn't classic, but it's definitely...

And this one isn't classic, but it's definitely got a classic vibe, and since we just got it we're excited to have it around in the stable. It's a Torino Dama. 2018-ish, I think. Hope you'll forgive...
02-18-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 354,379
Posted By denaffen

This one is my "mountain bike", a 1995-ish Nyala....

This one is my "mountain bike", a 1995-ish Nyala. I know exactly what it is, since I've owned it since it was new. It's been a faithful companion to me (and my son) through pretty much anything we...
02-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 354,379
Posted By denaffen

Ooo, just found this thread! This one is my...

Ooo, just found this thread!

This one is my road bike. I *think* it's a late 80s Campione D'Italia, but I could very easily be wrong. It came to me as frame & fork, so the components are a mix of...
02-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By denaffen

TBH, I'm not convinced that's a Bianchi, either....

TBH, I'm not convinced that's a Bianchi, either. It sure doesn't look much like anything I've seen in Bianchi's MTB lineup from the 90s. Or the 80s for that matter.
02-15-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,404
Posted By denaffen

I really should have measured the Nyala specs...

I really should have measured the Nyala specs before ordering the headset. That was a big time suck of a mistake. "Luckily" it's too cold to ride it anyway....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By denaffen

Yeah, I've seen some Italian frames with a...

Yeah, I've seen some Italian frames with a similar integrated rack. it's a clever detail for a bike clearly designed for utility.

I've got a line on some BMX rims and other parts. I haven't...
01-27-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,404
Posted By denaffen

I picked up a vintage folding bike, and it's...

I picked up a vintage folding bike, and it's going to be quite a project. Documented the teardown here https://www.re-cycled.net/posts/2021/01/luxus-intro/

and here's a pic...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By denaffen

Well, I've documented the teardown here...

Well, I've documented the teardown here https://www.re-cycled.net/posts/2021/01/luxus-intro/

Now to start the restoration. This is going to be a job.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By denaffen

Haxel, if you're still around, I have a Luxus...

Haxel, if you're still around, I have a Luxus folding bike I just purchased and I'd love to share notes with you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By denaffen

Similar but different!

Similar but different!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By denaffen

The plan is to do a full strip down rebuild. I'll...

The plan is to do a full strip down rebuild. I'll track down a half-decent BMX bike and rebuild it with the alloy wheels and other bits from there. Also considering gearing options -- go with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By denaffen

Just bought a vintage "Luxus Sport"

I know with these vintage folders it's pretty tough just sorting out who might have made them, but any info anyone has is appreciated. The frame reminds me of the Bianchi/Nealeco design....
01-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,125,462
Posted By denaffen

This is the circa 95 Bianchi Nyala I've owned...

This is the circa 95 Bianchi Nyala I've owned since new. It's currently in the shop getting a new headset, rear derailleur and deep clean....
01-25-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By denaffen

Thanks!

Thanks!
01-24-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By denaffen

I've never seen this before. Do we know who Randy...

I've never seen this before. Do we know who Randy is and if he'd be interested in someone (me) reviving this content?
01-18-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By denaffen

You should get the Peugeot, too. You know you...

You should get the Peugeot, too. You know you want to :-D
01-18-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,806
Views: 681,684
Posted By denaffen

I did a whole before-and-after blog post on my...

I did a whole before-and-after blog post on my Peugeot rebuild: https://www.re-cycled.net/posts/dec-2020/rebuilding-peugeot/
01-18-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By denaffen

Not a flipper, more of a hobbyist, but I'd say...

Not a flipper, more of a hobbyist, but I'd say broadly, there are two markets: If something's got really nice tubing and some sort of collectibility, those buyers will want drop bars, matched...
01-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 799,531
Posted By denaffen

This is the circa-82 PH19 I just finished...

This is the circa-82 PH19 I just finished redoing. I'm currently eyeing what looks to be an early 80s Motobecane but I haven't pulled the trigger yet.
...
01-04-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,923
Posted By denaffen

I'm with the group saying it's not a Bianchi....

I'm with the group saying it's not a Bianchi. I've never seen any Bianchi, road or mountain, lugged like that. I'm also in the group that thinks that fork may be bent.
12-31-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,621
Posted By denaffen

I haven't spent a lot of seat time with it yet,...

I haven't spent a lot of seat time with it yet, but at least as far as I can tell from a chilly neighborhood ride, nah, they don't seem awkward. The photo is a bit misleading.. there's not a whole...
Forum: Foo
12-29-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9,836
Views: 2,032,661
Posted By denaffen

Right this red hot minute, Dance Yrself Clean -...

Right this red hot minute, Dance Yrself Clean - LCD SoundSystem, and enjoying that moment about 3 minutes in where it really hits its stride.
12-29-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By denaffen

not helpful, Hillrider

not helpful, Hillrider
12-29-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By denaffen

OK, what could I / should I have done differently?

OK, what could I / should I have done differently?
12-29-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By denaffen

y'all ever seen a hub locknut just crack in two?

I had never heard of such a thing, but it happened to me. This is half the locknut from the front Malliard hub on my Puegeot. I was riding a gentle incline, heard a "snap" and suddenly the wheel was...
Forum: Introductions
12-29-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By denaffen

Leawood!

Leawood!
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