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swampyankee2 04-25-22 06:39 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22483613)
You can drag and drop this file onto your desktop and then have it printed locally.
I'm not sure on the resolution but it should scale up to a reasonable size.

Good Idea!

gster 04-25-22 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by browngw (Post 22483467)
Good advice! I'm finding it much easier to let go these days it seems. I sold many of my "extra" bikes during the last couple of years as they were in high demand. A gentleman who had seen my DL1 (SWAT)on BF cold called me and asked to buy. I truly had not ridden it for a year. I have kept my Robin Hood Sports Model dropbar and my 1956 Royal Nord President with Brampton three speed. A very sweet '72 CCM Turismo has joined the fleet along with the the Dilecta and Excalibur. Even my long service, 27 years, TR7 is sold. It is kind of refreshing and fun to find new bike projects including an upcoming ebike conversion.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fbfea6933a.jpg

I've recently been thinking that "Letting Go" would be a good topic for a book.
Navigating the disbursment of stuff we've all aquired over the years.

browngw 04-25-22 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22483766)
I've recently been thinking that "Letting Go" would be a good topic for a book.
Navigating the disbursment of stuff we've all aquired over the years.

I like that idea! There are so many feelings attached to "things" and letting them go causes anxiety for for some. You could collect so many stories as most of us have owned and treasured many things over the years. One of the defining moments for me was when I was asked to restore, rebuild or customize bikes for others. You still want to build the bike the way you think it should be, but you HAVE to let it go. There have been two this winter. The clients were more than pleased and I realized I don't need to keep them all. If you are looking for stories, I have a few. Actually I just parted with my 1979 Sansui G3000 Pure Power receiver a few days ago. Maybe the new owner can fix the intermittent popping sounds. I took a bunch of lens and a flash and some filters I had not used in years from my older Minolta and Sony to Henrys and got real money for them. I used the cash to buy a new lens for my Sony ILC.
The 1977 Peugeot Tourist (UKspec) for a client this winter.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e61c2819e3.jpg

gster 04-25-22 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by browngw (Post 22483913)
I like that idea! There are so many feelings attached to "things" and letting them go causes anxiety for for some. You could collect so many stories as most of us have owned and treasured many things over the years. One of the defining moments for me was when I was asked to restore, rebuild or customize bikes for others. You still want to build the bike the way you think it should be, but you HAVE to let it go. There have been two this winter. The clients were more than pleased and I realized I don't need to keep them all. If you are looking for stories, I have a few. Actually I just parted with my 1979 Sansui G3000 Pure Power receiver a few days ago. Maybe the new owner can fix the intermittent popping sounds. I took a bunch of lens and a flash and some filters I had not used in years from my older Minolta and Sony to Henrys and got real money for them. I used the cash to buy a new lens for my Sony ILC.
The 1977 Peugeot Tourist (UKspec) for a client this winter.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e61c2819e3.jpg

It would seem that many of us here like the same things:
Vintage bicycles
Vintage cars
Vintage motorcycles
Vintage guitars
Vintage audio
Vintage stuff
All of which I have too much of.

swampyankee2 04-25-22 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by browngw (Post 22483913)
I like that idea! There are so many feelings attached to "things" and letting them go causes anxiety for for some. You could collect so many stories as most of us have owned and treasured many things over the years.

I have the opposite problem. I'm fickle and let things go too easily. I've let so many great cars, motorcycles, boats, musical instruments, etc. slip through my fingers because I grew restless or overwhelmed with projects. There were a number of beautiful boats I've let go out of momentary frustration, any one of which I'd like to have kept and patiently restored. I envy my friend, who still has the same British cars he had when we hung out 40 years ago. They have held his interest and he's slowly improved them over the years.

I'm new to the vintage bicycle scene and want to own just a few select bikes that are interesting to me and represent the gamut of my cycling interests. We'll see how that goes.

Unca_Sam 04-25-22 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22483766)
I've recently been thinking that "Letting Go" would be a good topic for a book.
Navigating the disbursment of stuff we've all aquired over the years.

Marie Kondo has written several books on decluttering. She's famous for her KonMari method (which declutters by category. Unfortunately we'd be skipping to steps 4 and 5 by starting with bikes.
Bottom line, if it doesn't inspire joy and there's no identified need you should consider letting it go.

clubman 04-25-22 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by Unca_Sam (Post 22484588)
....Bottom line, if it doesn't inspire joy and there's no identified need you should consider letting it go.

Let's be thankful that none of this applies to any of us. Over to the 41?

gster 04-25-22 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 22484641)
Let's be thankful that none of this applies to any of us. Over to the 41?

The 41?

clubman 04-25-22 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22484686)
The 41?

Road Cycling sub forum but I'm blanking on why it's the 41?

gster 04-27-22 06:40 AM

This just popped up on Facebook marketplace...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a6e83f7e3a.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e5a2472fc2.jpg
Dawes Galaxy

swampyankee2 04-27-22 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22486131)

Got a link to the ad?

gster 04-27-22 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22486188)
Got a link to the ad?

It's in Toronto
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7-503f8fea573e

swampyankee2 04-27-22 07:59 AM

I know Triumph made 3 speeds, but a 10 speed? Could be a homemade conversion but hardware looks to be similar to my Robin Hood Lenton Sports.
FB Marketplace ad
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8w&oe=626DBD2F

gster 04-27-22 08:15 AM

Another Toronto listing
Optimistically priced at $600.00
1968 Raleigh Supercycle 3 Speed
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6951ff8e13.jpg
Would this be considered a Club Bike?

swampyankee2 04-27-22 10:50 AM

Stumbled on this youtube video while looking for resto vids Many have probably already seen it, but lots of vintage English bike content.


52telecaster 04-27-22 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22486396)
Stumbled on this youtube video while looking for resto vids Many have probably already seen it, but lots of vintage English bike content.

British cycling in the 50's

I love that vid. Makes me pine for a time that never existed in the u.s.

swampyankee2 04-27-22 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by 52telecaster (Post 22486434)
I love that vid. Makes me pine for a time that never existed in the u.s.

Yes, a bucolic scene and friendly pace. But I'm sure that place and time had it's share of bike snobs too.

Tyres 04-27-22 01:34 PM

C.C.M. bicycle eaten by tree.
 

Originally Posted by clubman (Post 21440581)
Fify is an opportunity to prove one is clever. If it doesn't work, it's my problem. :o

[QUOTE=thumpism;21512094]I bet the hub is still good.
https://advrider.com/f/attachments/6...-jpeg.2344473/[/QUOT located in my hood. This tree and bike became enmeshed after years together in the backyard of the HellsAngels motorcycle clubhouse on Eastern avenue in Toronto.

gster 04-27-22 03:40 PM

[QUOTE=Tyres;22486653]

Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 21512094)
I bet the hub is still good.
https://advrider.com/f/attachments/6...-jpeg.2344473/[/QUOT located in my hood. This tree and bike became enmeshed after years together in the backyard of the HellsAngels motorcycle clubhouse on Eastern avenue in Toronto.

The ad for it says
"Tires hold air..."

cudak888 04-27-22 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by Tyres (Post 22486653)
I bet the hub is still good. located in my hood. This tree and bike became enmeshed after years together in the backyard of the HellsAngels motorcycle clubhouse on Eastern avenue in Toronto.

Still a potential parts donor :P

-Kurt

Alexbaker67 04-28-22 02:32 AM


Originally Posted by 52telecaster (Post 22486434)
I love that vid. Makes me pine for a time that never existed in the u.s.

Me, too! Makes me wish for a bit of time travel.

thumpism 04-29-22 07:28 PM

Beautiful his 'n' hers Turistas for $500 in TN.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/bik...476980264.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00V0V_...9G_600x450.jpg

thumpism 04-29-22 08:10 PM

How about French 3-speeds? $100 for the pair in NC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...93540482619110

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...zg&oe=6271F649

thumpism 04-29-22 08:18 PM

A Glider and a Tourist for $40 each in MA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...21950586191565

https://scontent.fric1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...TA&oe=6272011D

https://scontent.fric1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...Ww&oe=6271A4FF

gster 04-30-22 07:37 PM

A collection of posters from the late, great Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fdfec31b56.png
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c71592c3e.png
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...643954da52.png
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d2de10760a.png
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...faa36e9580.png
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c0203296a5.png
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cb24728855.png
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aad31c4b6c.png
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6f82e8f460.png
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...81dc948569.png


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