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09-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 423
Posted By jackbombay

Because the mixte frame is logical?

Because the mixte frame is logical?
09-19-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By jackbombay

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on...

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on a long ride! I'm surprised how many mixtes you had, I don't own one myself, yet....
09-19-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,253
Posted By jackbombay

I too am now residing in riot-ville USA, so riot,...

I too am now residing in riot-ville USA, so riot, all the riot! But I did leave town this morning for eastern Idaho for a week or 2 to spend some time getting my old house ready to sell, so theres a...
09-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By jackbombay

Nice! I don't hesitate one bit to ride...

Nice!

I don't hesitate one bit to ride my modern carbon road bike on dirt/gravel/mellow single track.
09-16-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,253
Posted By jackbombay

Yep, been here for a bit, but just staying...

Yep, been here for a bit, but just staying home/laying low. The smoke is terrible right now, theoretically its supposed to start clearing tomorrow, but everytime I look at the forecast it seems the...
09-16-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,253
Posted By jackbombay

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back...

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back up to 400 now, D'oh!!
09-16-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,888
Posted By jackbombay

Can you use a hand held grinder and grind off...

Can you use a hand held grinder and grind off some of the pedal body so you can fit a normal pedal wrench on the axle? Or are the wrench flats on the axle for the pedal wrench simply not wide enough?...
09-15-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 432,697
Posted By jackbombay

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do...

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do the forward cranks get used?
09-14-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,707
Posted By jackbombay

Looks like the PNW will be cleared out by the end...

Looks like the PNW will be cleared out by the end of today, fingers crossed...

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sector_band.php?sat=G17&sector=pnw&band=GEOCOLOR&length=24
09-10-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,408
Posted By jackbombay

Excellent job cleaning and polishing!

Excellent job cleaning and polishing!
09-10-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,007
Posted By jackbombay

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing...

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing the BB, fresh grease on the threads now will ensure it comes out easily later if/when it needs to be replaced. I've had some tough ones over the...
09-09-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 330,133
Posted By jackbombay

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt...

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt ring, with a 3 speed hub, all on a Super Course frame 🥰

This bike cooks!
09-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 659
Posted By jackbombay

I don't have any experience on the higher end...

I don't have any experience on the higher end Schwinns, someday I hope to though! I did build up a 1988 Schwinn Premis (made in Chicago!) earlier this year with a 3 speed coaster brake sturmey, and...
09-09-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 659
Posted By jackbombay

I would be so happy to go wreck a century on this...

I would be so happy to go wreck a century on this bike, I do have a possibly unhealthy love of 3 speeds though....


Also, for anyone looking at building similar bikes, it is fairly easy to build...
09-09-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 659
Posted By jackbombay

The Continental ain't half bad though, I rode my...

The Continental ain't half bad though, I rode my first 180k on one :-P

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1202525-114-miles-1970-schwinn-continental-rule-number-5-a.html
09-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,251
Posted By jackbombay

how did the crank straightening work out? I would...

how did the crank straightening work out? I would absolutely spend some time on that, I'd be surprised if you couldn't get them close enough to straight to be acceptable.

For rim tape I have...
09-08-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 659
Posted By jackbombay

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love any/all resto mod 3...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I love any/all resto mod 3 speeds 🥰

I'm digging the cranks/chainring :-)

I'm not all that familiar with the schwinn lineup, where does the Super SPort fall into the...
09-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,707
Posted By jackbombay

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll...

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll post a pic of my bike that I'd like to ride there posed in a bit of snow, pic from last winter in Idaho. 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
...
09-07-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,900
Posted By jackbombay

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are,...

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are, they are disposable, but they are absurdly efficient. Would I like to go smash out a century on one? OH YES I WOULD! Would I want to own one? Not all...
09-07-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By jackbombay

Interesting. I can't say I like this as...

Interesting.

I can't say I like this as much as fillet brazing or lugs, I imagine that its strong enough, but having the connection on the inside of the tube does make the tube have more...
09-07-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By jackbombay

How is this accomplished? Is it fillet brazed...

How is this accomplished? Is it fillet brazed inside of the tube? I have so many questions!
09-05-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,900
Posted By jackbombay

50 mph never killed anyone! A sudden...

50 mph never killed anyone!


A sudden stop from 50 MPH could do it though.
09-02-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,900
Posted By jackbombay

My tall bike has a 54/11 top gear and I've had it...

My tall bike has a 54/11 top gear and I've had it up to 54.5 MPH :-)

Its crazy they don't run a 10 cog on modern race bikes IMO.
09-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,900
Posted By jackbombay

I want a light bike very bad! How bad do...

I want a light bike very bad!

How bad do you want your bike light?

I want a light bike very bad!

Very bad light bike it is!
09-01-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,900
Posted By jackbombay

Riders being glued to their power meters prevents...

Riders being glued to their power meters prevents anyone from getting properly blown up on a climb anymore it seems. I think they should not be allowed to have power data available to them while...
09-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,900
Posted By jackbombay

Less mass in the bike disc than motorcycle or car...

Less mass in the bike disc than motorcycle or car discs and modified friction coefficient of the pads against the disc when the disc is wet result in the squeal is my hunch.
08-30-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By jackbombay

I think it looks like a Heron as well.

I think it looks like a Heron as well.
08-27-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By jackbombay

Not IMO, I've built several alt bikes with my mig...

Not IMO, I've built several alt bikes with my mig welder, I have zero doubt in their structural integrity.

https://i.postimg.cc/pXbyq8RH/7-A0149-D7-45-ED-4-CBB-976-A-643539-C08-B21.jpg...
08-26-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By jackbombay

When I lived i Idaho I carried bear spray in my...

When I lived i Idaho I carried bear spray in my second water bottle cage on my road bike for bears and moose, maybe I should do that in PDX for dogs too?
08-23-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By jackbombay

Radial laced rear wheel

Radial laced rear wheel
08-20-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23,145
Views: 2,650,937
Posted By jackbombay

My Townie is 5 speed Sprite with an S5, I love...

My Townie is 5 speed Sprite with an S5, I love it! I gave it a full on patina/resto-mod build.

I wish the S5 hubs were more plentiful, they come up on Ebay here and there but they aren't cheap...
08-19-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23,145
Views: 2,650,937
Posted By jackbombay

❤️❤️❤️

❤️❤️❤️
08-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By jackbombay

Just like my 1973 Raleigh Super Course! The bike...

Just like my 1973 Raleigh Super Course! The bike industry can't make anything new it seems ;-)
08-15-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By jackbombay

Let 10 PSI out of the front tire?

Let 10 PSI out of the front tire?
08-14-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By jackbombay

Rear valve stem is crooked. That is one...

Rear valve stem is crooked.

That is one super sweet bike, I hope the new owner drills it into the ground for the next decade!
08-13-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23,145
Views: 2,650,937
Posted By jackbombay

threespeedmafia I love that chain guard with the...

threespeedmafia I love that chain guard with the exposed chainring!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

And chrome fenders will always hold a special place in my heart!
08-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,793
Posted By jackbombay

My current favorite bike is a Tenax framed...

My current favorite bike is a Tenax framed Schwinn Premis from 1988!

https://i.postimg.cc/RFTbZRtP/3C69B002-ED0A-4F53-8F0F-638E6E600A0F.jpg (https://postimg.cc/R6NTPwXf)
08-12-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By jackbombay

That rear derailleur guard is hilarious! It does...

That rear derailleur guard is hilarious! It does need some drillium put on it though....
08-10-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23,145
Views: 2,650,937
Posted By jackbombay

I don't think I could get used to doing that, at...

I don't think I could get used to doing that, at least not to the point where I'd feel the controls on each bike were totally intuitive.



YES!!!

I have a couple motorcycles and they are...
08-10-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23,145
Views: 2,650,937
Posted By jackbombay

Do you swap back and forth between control...

Do you swap back and forth between control patterns? I could get used to it if I were to never ride a "right foot rear brake" bike ever again, but I've spent too much time on motorcycles, dirt bikes...
08-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23,145
Views: 2,650,937
Posted By jackbombay

A friend of mine in Salt Lake City has a 350,...

A friend of mine in Salt Lake City has a 350, rides really nice, but the backwards shifting/rear brake is just so wrong!
...
08-10-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By jackbombay

That is the nicest/cleanest Superbe I have ever...

That is the nicest/cleanest Superbe I have ever seen!
08-09-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By jackbombay

Shop vac sucking on one hole while feeding dental...

Shop vac sucking on one hole while feeding dental floss ito the other hole, use that to pull sheath back through.
08-05-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By jackbombay

My tall bike has a 10 speed rear that I shift...

My tall bike has a 10 speed rear that I shift with friction thumb shifters, but thumb shifters are better for friction shifting than DT shifters as you have more accurate control over a shift lever...
07-30-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By jackbombay

Yep, I put a couple cats of carnauba wax on...

Yep, I put a couple cats of carnauba wax on aluminum parts that I polish to give them a bit more protection too.
07-30-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19,609
Views: 3,208,513
Posted By jackbombay

Los Angeles is wacky. He should post a...

Los Angeles is wacky.

He should post a picture of himself too, shouldn't he? I mean, this really is a plea for a girlfriend, right?

And I am assuming "his" gender as I'm extremely skeptical...
07-30-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19,609
Views: 3,208,513
Posted By jackbombay

You could also ride downhill with it I bet!

You could also ride downhill with it I bet!
07-30-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23,145
Views: 2,650,937
Posted By jackbombay

Its not too bad to lace a 40 hole sturmey to a 32...

Its not too bad to lace a 40 hole sturmey to a 32 hole rim, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1192711-40-hole-sturmey-archer-hub-laced-32-hole-rim.html
07-29-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,765
Posted By jackbombay

A little crabon fibre is the herd is a good thing...

A little crabon fibre is the herd is a good thing IMO!

I have a wide range of bikes in herd, my current favorite is a my 3 speed coaster brake steel framed road bike, but its also always nice...
07-29-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By jackbombay

Hard to say without knowing how the crank is...

Hard to say without knowing how the crank is bent, but if its just bent a bit I would start by taking the pedal off the crank with the crank on the bottom bracket spindle and place a pipe over the...
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