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11-13-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By USAZorro

I might say something if a seller is making a...

I might say something if a seller is making a glaring misrepresentation, or if they seem to be under the illusion that their $50.00 bike will sell for $500 (or if they're listing a $500 bike for $50....
11-13-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 66,210
Posted By USAZorro

Continuing my running monologue... the box is in...

Continuing my running monologue... the box is in the mail.
11-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 66,210
Posted By USAZorro

OK... Box has been photographed, opened,...

OK... Box has been photographed, opened, photographed again, contents thoroughly evaluated, reading material skimmed, selections made, selections photographed, replacement items inserted (which...
11-13-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By USAZorro

We know that each, in their time shall pass. ...

We know that each, in their time shall pass. Sorrow visits when they do. Peace to his family and loved ones. Let us remember him for his many great achievements.
11-12-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 66,210
Posted By USAZorro

Had to rescue the thread from page 3. :eek: ...

Had to rescue the thread from page 3. :eek:

The box landed today. I miss the old metal box from series 6.

Have taken some pictures, but will post all once I decide what stays and what gets...
11-12-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,029
Posted By USAZorro

Keep looking. You can surely find a similar bike...

Keep looking. You can surely find a similar bike that's not going to require much beyond tube-tires-cables and brake pads for $100 - $150.
11-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,639
Posted By USAZorro

That is so disheartening to hear. Any hope of...

That is so disheartening to hear. Any hope of salvaging the metal parts on the Armstrong? If you get an itch to do some bicycle work, you're welcome to use the space and tools down here outside of...
11-11-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By USAZorro

My apologies. I sent the badge to fishboy several...

My apologies. I sent the badge to fishboy several months back.
11-11-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By USAZorro

Lightly used Velocity flip-flop Hubs

Up for grabs - 32 hole hubset. Front is spaced 100mm, rear is 118mm. There are some signs of wear at the flanges, but these are in very good shape. I received these as built wheels, and they spun...
11-05-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By USAZorro

Pretty sure the coffee house keeps the bills...

Pretty sure the coffee house keeps the bills paid, but what was my LBS in Florence, KY (before we moved) was one of those. Well, he could get you a new Jamis, but 80% of what he had for sle was...
11-05-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By USAZorro

I'd vote for wider tires for certain. Unless...

I'd vote for wider tires for certain. Unless you're going to be riding in slop or mud or sand a lot, aggressive tread will only serve to annoy you when on a smoother surface. If your brakes work...
11-04-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 396
Posted By USAZorro

If these look like they'll work, pm me your...

If these look like they'll work, pm me your address.

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11-04-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 396
Posted By USAZorro

Wow. That's come along very nicely. Can you...

Wow. That's come along very nicely. Can you post a picture of one of the correct brake pads? I have a set of 4 NOS ones that I got about 10 years back for a rod brake project that I never got to,...
11-02-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,849
Posted By USAZorro

gugified: ...

gugified:

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Zorrolated:...
11-02-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 549
Posted By USAZorro

We won Halloween by dropping candy bags at the...

We won Halloween by dropping candy bags at the three houses on our road where there are kids of age. There were tornado watches, and we couldn't watch Jeopardy! because the weather-guesser thought...
11-02-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,455
Posted By USAZorro

Unless you've acquired an extremely special...

Unless you've acquired an extremely special bicycle (one that Eddy rode as a pro, or that Mario made with his own hands for instance), or you're trying to make 87 cents an hour flipping a $30 bike...
11-02-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By USAZorro

I am curious. What is the source for the coconut...

I am curious. What is the source for the coconut water you are using? In my experience (Uncle Sam forced me to live in Hawaii for 30 months), there are coconuts that can be excellent, and those...
11-02-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By USAZorro

Well, there's no telling what Sheldon Brown would...

Well, there's no telling what Sheldon Brown would have achieved by now, were it not for his very untimely passing. This contraption is a bit of a tribute to his inspiration, and to my roots. The...
11-02-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 66,210
Posted By USAZorro

My attempt to reorder my spot to downstream to...

My attempt to reorder my spot to downstream to BOC legend (and ill-advised bomber of Cambodia) nlerner has been properly disregarded by the current crapmaster.

Recent posts in this thread have...
11-02-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 153,591
Posted By USAZorro

Tom, That's what's on there now. I know the...

Tom,

That's what's on there now. I know the pads are an issue, but I've also looked down at the front calipers while braking (and while simulating a hard brake while pushing the bike forward). ...
11-02-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By USAZorro

Your barn?

Your barn?
11-02-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By USAZorro

Welcome. Watching this space.

Welcome. Watching this space.
11-02-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 153,591
Posted By USAZorro

Maybe all I really need are decent replacement...

Maybe all I really need are decent replacement pads.

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11-01-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 153,591
Posted By USAZorro

Neal, Thanks for the confirmation. I have a set...

Neal, Thanks for the confirmation. I have a set of those stamped calipers on it now. I know I could improve the braking some by replacing the old John Bull pads I have on it, but it is terribly...
11-01-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 153,591
Posted By USAZorro

ISO - some really long reach brakes for a 1949...

ISO - some really long reach brakes for a 1949 Clubman. The reach needs to be north of 75 mm - I believe the front needs to be 81. I have something on there that generally looks the part, but they...
11-01-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By USAZorro

They're in the US, and go by a different name...

They're in the US, and go by a different name these days.
11-01-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,142
Posted By USAZorro

This thread about Schwinns has me nostalgic about...

This thread about Schwinns has me nostalgic about my time in the Navy. Anchors aweigh, baby. :innocent:

I'd argue that, for its intended use, the Cimarron was their best model.
10-30-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By USAZorro

I like Tom's idea/concept for the calendar, but...

I like Tom's idea/concept for the calendar, but it was far emptier than I expected it would be. Don't think we lose much at all if we go with nomad.
10-30-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,629
Posted By USAZorro

Having grown up in and around Rochester, I have...

Having grown up in and around Rochester, I have had the thought of a Finger Lakes ride since the day I first heard of Eroica. Mid September - mid October would seem a likely time, as the summer...
10-30-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,195
Posted By USAZorro

I was thinking this was a bit large for you. ...

I was thinking this was a bit large for you. Very nicely made and finished.
10-30-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By USAZorro

I seriously doubt that PVC with no support is...

I seriously doubt that PVC with no support is going to last long unless it's too massive to easily slide between the spokes. In a previous basement, I cut lengths of wood dowels (I think 3/4") and...
10-29-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By USAZorro

It's an astonishingly gorgeous bicycle even...

It's an astonishingly gorgeous bicycle even without the tires, but those red Hetres just give a rando rig a little bit of extra zing.
10-28-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By USAZorro

I know nothing of it, but will watch and learn. ...

I know nothing of it, but will watch and learn.

Welcome to Bike Forums.
10-27-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 939
Posted By USAZorro

Royal Flush? Raleigh Team Pro, Raleigh...

Royal Flush?

Raleigh Team Pro, Raleigh Professional, Raleigh International, Raleigh Competition, and RRA (or Grand Sports if you prefer)?
...
10-24-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By USAZorro

Sounds like someone who has been observing your...

Sounds like someone who has been observing your routine, and possibly living close to you. Maybe go for walks at around the time of day you have entered or exited your garage with bikes, and see if...
10-24-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 901
Posted By USAZorro

I love my Bob Jackson, and the Bob Jackson I had...

I love my Bob Jackson, and the Bob Jackson I had before it. I know Serotta only by their reputation. I wouldn't turn down either if they were offered. Here's the factor that I would consider the...
10-22-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By USAZorro

Is this the same as an Alenax?

Is this the same as an Alenax?
10-21-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By USAZorro

Another possibility here is that there's a serial...

Another possibility here is that there's a serial stamped on the steerer tube. If the OP is taking it off to check for badge-hole drilling, may as well check for serial as well.
10-21-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By USAZorro

Sheldon Brown has entire charts of info on the...

Sheldon Brown has entire charts of info on the subject. I would be surprised if you don't find what you need there... even with the lack of recent updates.
10-21-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,940
Posted By USAZorro

Those Higi devices are out to lunch. Can't say...

Those Higi devices are out to lunch. Can't say I've ever gotten an accurate reading on one - and even worse with determining weight.
10-21-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,940
Posted By USAZorro

I once had a HRM that would get wonky on me at...

I once had a HRM that would get wonky on me at times. It would show I was at 160, and then start registering 240. (1.5 times actual)

That said, there can be a huge natural variation in max...
10-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By USAZorro

I perceive an opportunity here. Wheelbuilding...

I perceive an opportunity here. Wheelbuilding can be exasperating at times, but doing it yourself provides great satisfaction at the end. On the other side, it can slow your build progress even...
10-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,959
Posted By USAZorro

Back in my youth, Fench was how I rolled. I've...

Back in my youth, Fench was how I rolled. I've developed more of an affinity for Engish as I've matured. :innocent:

On a more serious note, where fit is concerned, I agree with iab. The location...
10-15-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 66,210
Posted By USAZorro

Put me in, coach.

Put me in, coach.
10-15-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By USAZorro

I have a friend who has a 1976 Raleigh...

I have a friend who has a 1976 Raleigh Professional in very good, mostly original condition in the largest size (I think 25.5"). I can put you in contact with him if that might be of interest.
10-13-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,827
Posted By USAZorro

Don't let the OP ever see a Somec then. :p

Don't let the OP ever see a Somec then. :p
10-11-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By USAZorro

I have three stories of note. 1. Shadowfax,...

I have three stories of note.

1. Shadowfax, the 1970 Raleigh Professional had been given a glorious new paint job and had been carefully assembled using parts that would have been original.(save...
10-11-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By USAZorro

As long as the person who builds the wheels goes...

As long as the person who builds the wheels goes with the existing indents, you'll probably be fine. The only time I've had a hub fail was when I tried to switch the spoke directions from what it...
10-09-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By USAZorro

Update: Finally getting to spend a bit of...

Update:

Finally getting to spend a bit of time with this. Resolved the seatpost situation. I have some very nice hubs and rims, but not 100% sure I have the right spokes for it. SunTour Cyclone...
10-08-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By USAZorro

What is the model and the color, and the serial?

What is the model and the color, and the serial?
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