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07-23-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 671
Posted By Velo Mule

It depends on what skills you have, what your...

It depends on what skills you have, what your willing to put into the part and how much value it may have sentimental or otherwise.

I have been watching Paul Brodie videos. He has the skills to...
07-23-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Velo Mule

masi61 is this the one? 2-Way Headband...

masi61 is this the one?

2-Way Headband Magnafier (https://www.woodcraft.com/products/2-way-headband-magnifier-grobet)
07-23-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 169,988
Posted By Velo Mule

I worked in a bike shop at the time that Ross...

I worked in a bike shop at the time that Ross started working with Tom Kellogg. I was impressed with the direction that Ross was moving. Then they got serious with mountain bikes, betting Schwinn to...
07-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Velo Mule

Somehow, I remember 114 links being the standard...

Somehow, I remember 114 links being the standard length replacement chain. I did a quick look up of a Shimano chain and they had 116 links. I may not know as much as I thought I knew.
07-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn Varsities in the Ukraine? Awesome. The...

Schwinn Varsities in the Ukraine? Awesome. The chrome on Schwinn components is pretty good so the little rust that you have on the rims should come out with some chrome cleaner or, the internet...
07-21-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow hazetguy , I have never seen a Brown and...

Wow hazetguy , I have never seen a Brown and Sharpe micrometer and dial caliper in Metric before!
07-21-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By Velo Mule

Jasongrace313 we'll be waiting for the pictures...

Jasongrace313 we'll be waiting for the pictures when they come in. I like the profile of the Zeppelin fenders, so I'll be looking forward to seeing the pic's. I set up my wife's bike with Velo...
07-20-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn rims are worth saving if they are in good...

Schwinn rims are worth saving if they are in good enough condition. As I say that, I have to say that I swapped wheels to aluminum rims on my Continental, resulting in a more enjoyable (and safer in...
07-19-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 73,942
Posted By Velo Mule

DQRider , is that a DL-1 frame with drum brakes...

DQRider , is that a DL-1 frame with drum brakes in the front and drum or coaster brakes in the rear? As much as I like how cleverly engineered the brake linkages are, they are limited in the...
07-19-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 430,458
Posted By Velo Mule

I just got this Cannondale M400 to rideable...

I just got this Cannondale M400 to rideable condition and took it out for it's first ride. It seemed to take forever to come together. It is a mishmash of parts, however it works well. The Force...
07-19-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Velo Mule

That looks nice! I don't know which model it is....

That looks nice! I don't know which model it is. I like the components on it right down to the tire cleaners. With the lug work and the fork crown, it has to be a upper end Motobecane.
07-16-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Velo Mule

There is also this thread: Velocino...

There is also this thread:

Velocino BikeForums (https://www.bikeforums.net/alt-bike-culture/1164031-velocino.html)
07-16-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Velo Mule

That looks like a Velocino. Check out this video...

That looks like a Velocino. Check out this video to get it set up correctly. They look like fun.

Velocino demonstration

Also this page shows old literature and a clever build.

Velocino Build...
07-14-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Velo Mule

This turned out to be more interesting and...

This turned out to be more interesting and informative than I had thought. The Velo Orange and Honjo have more hardware sticking out at the right spot to catch your toe on, whereas the Giles...
07-14-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Velo Mule

Perhaps the previous owner was a really strong...

Perhaps the previous owner was a really strong sprinter and had a problem with broken chains.

Maybe it made them feel more macho?

A long while back someone here asked how to make bikes...
07-14-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow. I like it. But now the questions: Was...

Wow. I like it. But now the questions:

Was that likely ordered by the Fire Department (Brigade) from a manufacture all painted and graphics applied?
How was it likely intended to be used by...
07-12-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,165
Posted By Velo Mule

My heart is with vintage French bikes. My garage...

My heart is with vintage French bikes. My garage is filled with made in USA bikes with a few US brands made elsewhere. Then when I was racing, I had a Serotta. So, I think French, English and...
07-12-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Velo Mule

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that...

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that you enjoy it. Do what you want to make it yours. My only suggestion is to keep the original parts so that you can revert back if you ever want to.
07-12-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By Velo Mule

+1 on Vaseline. That is because it is so...

+1 on Vaseline. That is because it is so available and it works. One of the things that think is that if it works well on skin, then it should work well on leather. After all leather is skin. Yes,...
07-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 701
Posted By Velo Mule

The wheels that you have are probably good and...

The wheels that you have are probably good and serviceable. Don't let the bike shop worry you into buying something you don't need. Ride it and see how it goes. It sounds like it has a good hub,...
07-12-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,638
Posted By Velo Mule

A Sunday ride on the bridal path, Le Tour Luxe...

A Sunday ride on the bridal path, Le Tour Luxe this time.

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Fenders and...
07-09-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 430,458
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice looking Mini Nemosengineer . I don't know...

Nice looking Mini Nemosengineer . I don't know how stiff those engine mounts are however, I got some Mopar performance engine mounts for my Omni (way back when) and it can turn a daily driver into a...
07-08-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,613
Posted By Velo Mule

And get a few pictures. Post them to your...

And get a few pictures. Post them to your personal gallery and someone may be able to post them here for you or post 5 posts a day to get over your minimum to post the pictures on your own.
07-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 73,942
Posted By Velo Mule

I always learn something here. That is a great...

I always learn something here. That is a great idea, shooting in film and then scanning the negative. I developed my own film back in the day, made contact prints but had to volunteer as a campus...
07-01-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 25,385
Posted By Velo Mule

What's so special about French bikes?

By the '70;s they seem to be well optimized for what they were intended to do, the materials that were available and the cost that they knew the customer was willing to pay. The French bike industry...
07-01-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Velo Mule

I just looked in the 1981 Schwinn catalog. Your...

I just looked in the 1981 Schwinn catalog. Your are right. It looks like the foam grips are original. They are more comfortable on the hands, than cotton tape which is why they became popular in...
07-01-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike...

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike T-Mar . I knew Panasonic was making the LeTour at the time, but that G in the serial number tempted me away from what I know.
07-01-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice find. Those foam grips were really popular...

Nice find. Those foam grips were really popular back then. Probably more than half the bikes at the shop that I worked in had customers that paid extra to have them installed.

This bike was...
06-30-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 73,942
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice picture acm . What also got my interest is...

Nice picture acm . What also got my interest is you must have shot the picture and completed the roll of film, developed the film on your own, printed it and then took a digital copy of it and...
06-30-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Velo Mule

LeTour. Just a guess. I can't really tell...

LeTour. Just a guess. I can't really tell without more details. Are you asking because it is listed for sale somewhere? Do you have a link?
06-30-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,638
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm late to the party and all those who posted...

I'm late to the party and all those who posted before me helped. I finally got my Behind Bars picture to post.
...
06-29-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By Velo Mule

Great idea, if I can find my old Detto Pietro...

Great idea, if I can find my old Detto Pietro shoes, I will take off the cleat and have a shoe maker do the same. They should still be at my parents house.
06-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice job on two restored vintage Schwinn's...

Nice job on two restored vintage Schwinn's kmerskine . I was never a fan of Varsities and Continentals at the time they were being sold however, the low price in the used market, the durability of...
06-28-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By Velo Mule

This is a pair of Clark shoes. They work well....

This is a pair of Clark shoes. They work well. They have an overall shape similar to a cycling shoe except the sole is more flexible than a dedicated cycling shoe. For me that is not a big issue.
...
06-25-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for more pictures kmerskine . I like the...

Thanks for more pictures kmerskine . I like the fact that you placed the shifter clamp above the braze-ons, This should have stopped them from moving down, The fact that they continue to move and...
06-25-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Velo Mule

kmerskine from your pictures in post #12, it...

kmerskine from your pictures in post #12, it looks, to me, like your Varsity had the shift levers and all the plates mounted directly to the "braze-on" . Then it looks like someone cut off the...
06-25-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Velo Mule

kmerskine great job on the repaint and cleaning...

kmerskine great job on the repaint and cleaning and polishing all the metal surfaces. I noticed that the cable on the front brake caliper does not align. If you put the barrel adjuster in front of...
06-23-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Velo Mule

Stem shifters became popular during the bike boom...

Stem shifters became popular during the bike boom of the '70's. People liked the sporty look and feel of the lighter weight, agile European bikes. But for most people they rode with these new ten...
06-23-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Velo Mule

Does it have a band clamp kmerskine ? It sound...

Does it have a band clamp kmerskine ? It sound like it does since you were able to wrap an inner tube around it. I'm with you on keeping the down tube shifters.

Pictures will help. If they...
06-23-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 65,877
Posted By Velo Mule

If the vinyl on the original seat is in good...

If the vinyl on the original seat is in good shape I would think you could put the new vinyl over it. It is not too hard to remove the original cover. The ones that I have recovered had holes in...
06-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,508,159
Posted By Velo Mule

Calling a Plain Jane UO-8 a PX-10 is bad enough....

Calling a Plain Jane UO-8 a PX-10 is bad enough. As I was looking over the picture, I thought it was a workable bike. Then I noticed the top tube.

Has this been crashed? It looks like it to me.
...
06-18-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,001
Posted By Velo Mule

I've side stepped the issue on '80's bikes by...

I've side stepped the issue on '80's bikes by getting Kalloy seat posts if they came with this type of clamp. On my few bikes that have these clamp, I tighten the #$%@ out of it with a pair of open...
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06-17-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Velo Mule

I think that is great. I don't know about making...

I think that is great. I don't know about making much of an impact on tourism. Any idea what the plans are to ride across the Robert Moses Bridges? The only solution that I can think of would be...
06-17-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By Velo Mule

I like the way your Raleigh is set up. As far as...

I like the way your Raleigh is set up. As far as fit, it looks like the handlebars on the green bike are a bit lower than the Raleigh, I can't tell on reach.
06-16-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks. I wish I lived in Portland sometimes. ...

Thanks. I wish I lived in Portland sometimes. But I am not too far from the Bike Recyclery.
06-16-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By Velo Mule

Sounds like a keeper. Great job cleaning the...

Sounds like a keeper.

Great job cleaning the bike up. Your girlfriend has good taste. Good match. Stay together.
06-14-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Velo Mule

I've never seen that before. Interesting. Come...

I've never seen that before. Interesting. Come to think of it the tubes used to come with powder on the tubes. I don't see that or as much now.

When I worked in the bike shop one of the other...
06-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Velo Mule

That is looking great. You have a nice...

That is looking great. You have a nice collection of bikes in the background too. What clear coat are you planning on using? I have been using automotive 2 component clear coat, however, I have a...
06-11-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By Velo Mule

You are right about pictures. Here is the...

You are right about pictures.

Here is the actual bike from a WHYY story.
...
06-11-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By Velo Mule

Bilenky gets a little national fame

I think many of you already are aware of Steven Bilenky and his team of custom bike builders. He got a some attention today in some national news.
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