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01-30-23, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By 52telecaster

I'd say getting proper length for each side is...

I'd say getting proper length for each side is the way to go but when I can get a better price buying a pack of 100 I will use all the same length. It's not kosher but it isn't hard to dish and true...
01-24-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,245
Posted By Catnap

Thank you! I'd humbly add that in addition to...

Thank you! I'd humbly add that in addition to timing, it's about being curious and being willing to ask questions / pull on loose threads to see where they go. The adventure began on an empty...
01-23-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) International Showdown --Six Entry Level Bikes

From Bicycle Rider Sep/Oct 1986.
Featured bikes are TORELLI Corsa Strada, KHS Classic, PANASONIC DX4000, SCHWINN Tempo, PEUGEOT Ventoux, and RALEIGH Technium 480.
...
01-23-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This bell crank (the part between the axle end...

This bell crank (the part between the axle end and the cable end with the pivoting arm) has been used on a few Shimano 3 spd hubs over the years. Like the SA indicator chain needs to be fully...
01-21-23, 10:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By Repack Rider

Although today the coaster brake is only...

Although today the coaster brake is only associated with "non-serious" bicycles, most bicyclists do not realize what a breakthrough it was for bicycling when in first appeared early in the 20th...
01-21-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By wschruba

My interest was piqued when I saw the picture,...

My interest was piqued when I saw the picture, and was about to say, "why not?" and order one, having never heard of the brand...but I 1) recognized the label as being a 'distributor brand', and 2)...
01-20-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By bulgie

I do believe the repack riders settled on...

I do believe the repack riders settled on pre-WWII Morrow coasters as the most effective and reliable of all the brands they tried. You know who would know? BF's own Repack Rider who was not only...
01-19-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By markk900

How about 5 pubs and a brewery in less than a...

How about 5 pubs and a brewery in less than a kilometer.......and the brewery is called Fixed Gear......
01-19-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By juvela

----- Durkopp of Germany designed and...

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Durkopp of Germany designed and manufactured their own coaster called the Atlas for use with their chainless cycles of the 1906-08 time...
01-19-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By geeteeiii

Got a 1926 F&S Torpedo on my 1936 Dürkopp,...

Got a 1926 F&S Torpedo on my 1936 Dürkopp, braking performance sucks compared to modern copies, but still works pretty well. Build quality is way above modern ones.
...
01-19-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By tiger1964

Your photography is 4x better than mine but I...

Your photography is 4x better than mine but I still have trouble seeing the detail. I think I know what it is...

Sorry your visit seems to have been so short.



It's worth going on...
01-19-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By tiger1964

If you have time to kill in Philly, no bikes but...

If you have time to kill in Philly, no bikes but cars, if you don't go to the Simeone Foundation Museum, you'll regret it. SIMEONE (https://simeonemuseum.org/the-collection/)
01-19-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By Schweinhund

make sure you put a brake band on that reaction...

make sure you put a brake band on that reaction arm, it'll save that hub.
01-19-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By Road85rebel

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few...

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few pics of my restoration effort. Before and after for reference....
01-18-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By wschruba

F&S work well on a flatlands bike, but fall short...

F&S work well on a flatlands bike, but fall short if you ask them to do panic braking. The Perry (and many of the other "English" copies) are derivatives of that design, which uses a roller clutch...
01-18-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By Reynolds 531

I love coaster brakes. I especially love Bendix 2...

I love coaster brakes. I especially love Bendix 2 speed coaster brakes.
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01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By The Golden Boy

One of the things I love about this forum is...

One of the things I love about this forum is there are people that unabashedly love lower end and obsolete stuff.
01-16-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By Pompiere

This one had almost everything on the list. My...

This one had almost everything on the list. My first ten-speed was a Kabuki, so when one came into my nearby thrift shop I didn't think twice about buying it. Kabukis were made by casting aluminum...
01-16-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By bikemig

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10....

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10. I think it might be too nice a bike for this category though since it has alloy parts. It does have a hi tensile steel frame. I like the UO 10s a lot...
01-13-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 699
Posted By Bianchigirll

Thanks for the information, I currently have this...

Thanks for the information, I currently have this interesting setup but I think the gearing is just a bit too low with the triple. Nexus 8spd with Campagnolo triple
...
01-13-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 699
Posted By juvela

----- Sachs Orbit - ...

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Sachs Orbit -

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01-13-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 699
Posted By garryg

Maun triangle is aluminum,the stays and fork are...

Maun triangle is aluminum,the stays and fork are steel Hub is branded sachs orbit.RD is sachs commander....
01-13-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 699
Posted By martl

Sachs had some pretty interesting designs over...

Sachs had some pretty interesting designs over the years, the "Torpedo" internal 3 speed fights Sturmey Archer for "longest unchanged in production" bike part i think.

Patria WKC is a brand with a...
01-12-23, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 699
Posted By John E

I like hybrid transmissions. My personal favorite...

I like hybrid transmissions. My personal favorite was a 14-16-18-20 cog cluster on an otherwise standard Sturmey-Archer AW hub with an elongated rear axle. 10 unique ratios out of 12, with useful...
01-11-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,528
Posted By Jeff Wills

I haz a sad... Not my cat, but definitely a...

I haz a sad...

Not my cat, but definitely a special "shop cat":
Dirt, Nevada Northern’s Famous Shop Cat, Dies at 15 - Railfan & Railroad Magazine...
01-10-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,438
Posted By SkinGriz

If I wanted to search it out, what term would I...

If I wanted to search it out, what term would I use for those adjustable length head stems?
01-10-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By 52telecaster

Just in the experimental stage but the cassette...

Just in the experimental stage but the cassette is cobbled together from a 7 speed cassette and spacers with cogs from other cassettes. Since it's friction shifting there is wide latitude for using...
01-10-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,438
Posted By daywood

Powder Coating Components

Although the main discussion in this thread is about painting frames, which I also enjoy, I want to put in a plug for painting components with powder coat. It's inexpensive to set up to paint small...
01-10-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By 52telecaster

Experimenting with drivetrain

The suntour Vx-GT will do amazing stuff if 7 speeds is enough. I have odd tastes in cassettes and am experimenting for a future bike build. Current idea is
13-14-16-18-21-28-36. I was wondering...
01-10-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,624
Posted By 52telecaster

He's head mech at bushwhacker in Peoria. All I...

He's head mech at bushwhacker in Peoria. All I know is he sent me the pic and asked when I last saw one of these. I told him never and sent a pic of the Nivex and told him for 1k they could spiff...
01-10-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,624
Posted By 52telecaster

And this just came into my son's shop ....... ...

And this just came into my son's shop .......
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01-08-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By Deal4Fuji

Here's a web site to confirm your Schwinn date of...

Here's a web site to confirm your Schwinn date of manufacture : https://bikehistory.org/serial-number.html

They give you a nice little window of confirmation with a catalog picture like this one...
01-07-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By BFisher

Stainless washers, some P-clips, flat aluminum...

Stainless washers, some P-clips, flat aluminum stock, stainless nuts and screws, bungee, Greek military surplus bags....
01-07-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,124
Posted By Soody

When I toured the South Island in 2016 I didn't...

When I toured the South Island in 2016 I didn't use a smart phone for navigation. I'd just get the local paper map from a gas station in each new area. It's great putting a map down and asking locals...
01-07-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,124
Posted By Murray Missile

GPS?! Heck, I won't even ask for directions! No...

GPS?! Heck, I won't even ask for directions! No matter how lost I am, just ask my wife. :lol:

Seriously though, I'm old school, not only can I read a map........... I can FOLD one! :thumb:
01-07-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bianchigirll

Remember map pouches on handlebar bags? I can't...

Remember map pouches on handlebar bags? I can't tell you how many times I got 'misdirected' between Hingham, Cohasset and Scituate Mass when I lived up there in the late '80s early '90s

When I was...
01-06-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,528
Posted By cudak888

*Sniff, sniff* ...

*Sniff, sniff*

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"Kendas? Are you serious?"

-Kurt
01-05-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 43,049
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

My latest saddle bag design. This one is...

My latest saddle bag design. This one is slightly smaller than my last bag and has a single arched zipper for the closure. This presents an interesting challenge in that each side of the arch...
01-05-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By rje58_too

This one (below) is the only drive side photo...

This one (below) is the only drive side photo I've got, and I posted the other one because I just thought it was more appealing.
...
01-03-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By rje58_too

Thanks for everyone's input! $148.65 and some...

Thanks for everyone's input! $148.65 and some effort (I had help with the shifters/brakes) later, it's ridable! That is to say, man! It rides like a dream! Here's an "after" photo:
...
Forum: Northeast
01-02-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By atom bomb

Fun cycling video filmed in Boston

If you're a fan of Formula One: Drive To Survive, you'll appreciate this. Even if you've never seen it, I think you'll still appreciate this! Feel free to share the video!
...
12-30-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The bottom of the legs remind me of all the...

The bottom of the legs remind me of all the folding church tables, tens of thousands, that I set up and took down during the 40+ years of church ministry.
12-30-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol: That was my first thought too, however "Big...

:lol: That was my first thought too, however "Big Bird" was not amused.

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Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,051
Posted By cob666

Sorry for resurrecting this zombie thread... ...

Sorry for resurrecting this zombie thread...

Yes, that would be Fred Krancher and his daughter did work at his shop for a while, she's my wife now. Fred and Johanna had one daughter and one son....
12-28-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By RCMoeur

Recently I was not a victim of bike theft (knock...

Recently I was not a victim of bike theft (knock wood), but last week on the way back from delivering 11 bikes to foster kids my usually-reliable truck broke down (the 34-year-old distributor decided...
12-28-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By mountaindave

Not sure how this hasn’t been shuttles to the Foo...

Not sure how this hasn’t been shuttles to the Foo thread already, :lol: but I’d suggest something productive: divide the cost of the stolen goods by minimum wage and that equals the number of...
12-28-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By mountaindave

Of course this is now hindsight, but I like to...

Of course this is now hindsight, but I like to put all the sprockets and spacers in order in a zip tie or bent spoke or whatever, so I don’t mess things up. Works well for headset jobs too.

The...
12-28-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By Chuck Naill

Forced to wear bike spandex shorts previously...

Forced to wear bike spandex shorts previously worn by a touring cyclist.
12-27-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Sachs Pentasport 5 speed. Not a bad hub, but the...

Sachs Pentasport 5 speed. Not a bad hub, but the plastic two cable shifter was not very robust and broke easily.
I rigged one with two friction shifters and it worked well. Once I located and marked...
12-23-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,590
Posted By Frkl

I probably date myself by saying i have no torx...

I probably date myself by saying i have no torx bolts and the fact that I carry an extra 8 and 10mm crescent....

​​​​​ I think the important point is that each bike or cyclist has a particular...
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