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09-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,184
Posted By rootboy

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their...

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their tools back when. Metal working lathes, milling machines and shapers branded Craftsman were made by Atlas, etc.
Craftsman hand planes and block planes...
09-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By rootboy

They added that lip to the front of the Record...

They added that lip to the front of the Record front derailleur cage in, what? 1977 or 78?
First generation of the Record derailleur was in 1962-63 as I remember.
09-09-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By rootboy

Thanks Brent! Hope that one-off stop pin works...

Thanks Brent!
Hope that one-off stop pin works well for you, and stays put!
As for the flies, glad to do them. I just love tying flies. Tie so many in fact, I'll never be able to use them all,...
08-07-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older...

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older one in great shape, all the better.
08-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,353
Posted By rootboy

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing....

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing. Just their plain cloth tape is great stuff....
08-04-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,353
Posted By rootboy

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid....

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid. Didn't last long.
08-02-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,481
Posted By rootboy

From a previous post : 1. Have the frame...

From a previous post :

1. Have the frame re-painted. There's a guy local to me (Albuquerque) who advertises this service. Too many stickers on it in it's current state. (A 70's era...
07-26-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,201
Posted By rootboy

Lighten your load by all means! But DON'T LOSE...

Lighten your load by all means!
But DON'T LOSE THAT HAT!
07-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By rootboy

Thanks! It was sort of a crazy idea. Some guy...

Thanks!
It was sort of a crazy idea. Some guy on the CR list was looking for one, years ago, and I figured...well, I might be able to make one of those.
They're probably pretty rare, I told myself....
07-22-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By rootboy

Hey Brent, Check this out. I made this one. PM...

Hey Brent,
Check this out. I made this one. PM sent
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/799x1200/record_stop_10_e06418809eb21bab6870b546ce007f208a7195d4.jpg...
07-15-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,819
Posted By rootboy

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago....

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago. All I have left of her is memories.

...
03-07-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,575
Posted By rootboy

Same here. Only fly fishing for me. But just...

Same here. Only fly fishing for me. But just recently I decided to dig out my old Mitchell 350 and completely overhaul it. Just for fun. Never took one completely apart before. I enjoy doing things...
03-07-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By rootboy

This is a great resource. Thanks Fasthair. I love...

This is a great resource. Thanks Fasthair. I love esoteric stuff like this. You never know when you're going to need some custom shoelaces.
03-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By rootboy

Once you get you laces, Skip, then you can go to...

Once you get you laces, Skip, then you can go to Ian's for all the cool ways you can tie them.
https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm
03-03-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By rootboy

That's what I did too. BTW, OP...one other...

That's what I did too.
BTW, OP...one other possible solution is a thin spacer between the pedal and the toe clip where it mounts.
I've use 1/8 aluminum flat stock before. Drill two holes in each...
02-04-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,762
Posted By rootboy

Actually, they're two different things. Not that...

Actually, they're two different things. Not that I grasp it that well.
Especially after trying to read this;...
02-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,739
Posted By rootboy

I'm just thankful they're not Chartreuse....

I'm just thankful they're not Chartreuse. Although Puce wouldn't be bad.
02-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,739
Posted By rootboy

The only comment here that caused me to pause,...

The only comment here that caused me to pause, and think. Interesting. Could it be they were made out of tubing rather than bar stock, forged, etc.?
02-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,762
Posted By rootboy

That's a cool set, in what looks like remarkable...

That's a cool set, in what looks like remarkable condition. Those little PEN cameras were pretty neat.
Used to have one.
02-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,762
Posted By rootboy

Seventy five bucks. For venerable old 35 mm SLR...

Seventy five bucks. For venerable old 35 mm SLR cameras like the F3. Kind of sad, really.
But it's true. Digital really killed off the film camera. Except for a small minority who still...
02-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,575
Posted By rootboy

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a...

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a collection. Of anything.
02-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,575
Posted By rootboy

That's a real beauty, Wawine.

That's a real beauty, Wawine.
02-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,575
Posted By rootboy

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection....

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection.
But I don't think he'll ever show it here.
02-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,575
Posted By rootboy

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these...

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these days though.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x932/hardy_reels_2_e4870588049a5ef3ae2d76a2cedf92caf3ac39c1.jpg
01-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,762
Posted By rootboy

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but...

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but not any more. In fact, I would probably sell this stuff, but it doesn't seem to be worth much of anything.
F3, FA and FM2 with their motors. 35 mm f...
01-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By rootboy

Blue Devil 63 is correct on this. If I can...

Blue Devil 63 is correct on this.
If I can find the documentation to support this, I will.
But life is short.
12-30-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,384
Posted By rootboy

This made me chuckle. Heck, between the members...

This made me chuckle. Heck, between the members here we've all put probably millions of miles on those Brooks Pro saddles.
I never worried about the rivets, personally.
Still think those old...
12-30-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,384
Posted By rootboy

Has nobody mentioned the doubled up TA water...

Has nobody mentioned the doubled up TA water bottle cage yet? Heck, those things are worth as much as you paid for the whole bike.
Great find. Great bike in wonderful condition.
You just need some...
12-22-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,171
Posted By rootboy

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age,...

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age, perspectives change, eh? My biggest fear is that I may croak unexpectedly and my wife will have to deal with all of this crap around here. And I've...
12-22-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,171
Posted By rootboy

Wow Jim! Super nice!

Wow Jim! Super nice!
12-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,171
Posted By rootboy

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect,...

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect, since he wasn't a flyer, that he probably picked that up in India before they flew over the Hump.
When I first showed that to my wife, who is...
12-22-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,171
Posted By rootboy

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too...

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too Much Stuff syndrome and trying to de-acquire some of the too-numerous collections of stuff I have around here.
I'm getting to that age. However,...
12-22-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,171
Posted By rootboy

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.
12-22-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,171
Posted By rootboy

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew...

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew about this practice until a few years ago when I started doing some research, wondering why on earth my dad would have put these god awful looking Lucite...
12-18-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,392
Posted By rootboy

Really cool bike, Dan. Just as another point of...

Really cool bike, Dan. Just as another point of reference, here is a page of a team bike I believe owned by Hugh Thorton. As I remember his name. This one is later, but some interesting info to add...
11-27-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By rootboy

I agree. Those red SC stickers look too new.

I agree. Those red SC stickers look too new.
11-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By rootboy

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate. At...

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate.
At least you're not a Uyghur.
11-26-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By rootboy

That wasn't God. Just Karma.

That wasn't God. Just Karma.
11-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By rootboy

You've got a lot of balls. I could never just...

You've got a lot of balls. I could never just take a bike out of someone's front yard
without asking.
11-22-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By rootboy

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series...

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series I think. Called Svenski and Krutsch.
11-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,819
Posted By rootboy

There are two means of refuge from the miseries...

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life. Music and cats. Albert...
11-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,447
Posted By rootboy

Not sure this would be your size. Or price range....

Not sure this would be your size. Or price range. But it's available.
...
11-13-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,460
Posted By rootboy

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the...

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the house and shoo the riff raff away from the front door.
11-13-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By rootboy

There's also a Skyline High School in Utah. My...

There's also a Skyline High School in Utah. My old alma mater.
Not exactly a drive tho'
11-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,460
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x519/fb0ae4ff39f65ecbb0734a2bf38d09ec_5af03c46e233fd7a83177d3f8c0bb3c5a3b6a182.jpg

Just thought I'd add to this thread with a mention of...
10-29-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By rootboy

This is what I have in my shop. Two of them. A...

This is what I have in my shop. Two of them. A bargain compared with other so-called anti fatigue mats.
10-25-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,133
Posted By rootboy

I'd look at it as a win-win. You know have a...

I'd look at it as a win-win. You know have a nearly complete classic bike, and a C&V piccolo.
10-22-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By rootboy

Ulnar nerve neuropathy, or what they call...

Ulnar nerve neuropathy, or what they call cyclist's palsy is no laughing matter. This used to plague me badly back in the day. I found this to be a good article on the subject, and ways to help...
10-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,819
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x867/beautiful_mei_mei_5_09_b2bafffb2997d3037997287e41bbca40f2b53d3f.jpg
Well, how things can change, so rapidly. Seems I just posted a...
10-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By rootboy

I did as Francophile did, on one of my Motos....

I did as Francophile did, on one of my Motos. Tape off at gold paint line, then gently wipe clear coat off with citrus stripper. Came right off.
No need to re coat it with clear. I just wiped down...
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