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05-19-24, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

Oh, but wait, there's more. After trying to...

Oh, but wait, there's more.

After trying to pick these shims out of the bottom, I started to ask myself whether they were the shims, or whether the fork has nylon guides at the bottom for the...
05-17-24, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

Good news: Turns out the lower bushings are in...

Good news: Turns out the lower bushings are in the blades. I don't have to 3D print them.

Bad news: They won't come out for anything and the base of my slide hammer is way too big to fit. I may...
05-16-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By cudak888

Old frame clearly modernized with modern 1X parts...

Old frame clearly modernized with modern 1X parts on it.

Unless this thing is priced at eBay crack pipe levels, this is "buy it and don't ask questions" territory.

-Kurt
05-15-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

It took an OA bath followed by a wire brush on...

It took an OA bath followed by a wire brush on three extensions, then the 5mm Allen socket, but the bolts were finally freed on this thing.

Then the lowers didn't want to budge any more than this...
05-15-24, 05:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

Ah, it's a mesinger of much pain! :P It's nearly...

Ah, it's a mesinger of much pain! :P It's nearly the same design; not really much better than the Troxel. I'm sure that if you check the Troxel - if you haven't already had the good sense to give it...
05-14-24, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

Late night tonight thanks to the local bike/ped...

Late night tonight thanks to the local bike/ped advocacy committee, but came home to find a piece of the puzzle in the mailbox.

For $5, an ugly, but functional Tourney FD from Amazon completes the...
05-12-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,013
Posted By cudak888

Thanks, Bob. The Sports was 2006; it arrived just...

Thanks, Bob. The Sports was 2006; it arrived just before the '51 Sports frameset showed up from NY.

I know the Twenty happened after one of the Coral Ridge Mall shows; one of the participants...
05-12-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,013
Posted By cudak888

I finally found an opportunity to the Moulton...

I finally found an opportunity to the Moulton side-by-side with my original '70 Twenty.
...
05-11-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

It's ugly and its mother dresses it funny. ...

It's ugly and its mother dresses it funny.

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05-10-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

The Stumpjunker has paint now. Too dark to show...

The Stumpjunker has paint now. Too dark to show off the finished result, but here it is just before spraydown:
...
05-08-24, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

"Why me?" The 1994 Stumpjunker.

This is a story of N=(N-3)+(N+1), even though I plan to catch-and-release this one locally. And I hardly call it C&V, but since steel MTB's are a thing now, I decided to give it a go.

Short story...
04-22-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,072
Posted By cudak888

Thanks to our forum's one and only Mad Honkster,...

Thanks to our forum's one and only Mad Honkster, I received a beautiful, brand-new 119mm Shimano BB in the mail today:
...
04-19-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

That "find a horizontal surface to open it up"...

That "find a horizontal surface to open it up" problem is exactly why I can't stand these particular organizers. Props to Adam for building an Ace Hardware-style slide system for it - though the...
04-17-24, 08:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

Shhh - some anonymous donations were afoot :)....

Shhh - some anonymous donations were afoot :). Wasn't actually our fleet; the bikes went to the sponsoring city for future events.

It was worth it. We needed every one of them.

I also bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-24, 06:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,930
Posted By cudak888

:popcorn

:popcorn
04-17-24, 04:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

Yes, for the parts. I hurled that...

Yes, for the parts.

I hurled that dual-suspension frameset into the scrap truck with glee. Fight me. :P

-Kurt
04-16-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,963
Posted By cudak888

Over here, you might get someone pitching an...

Over here, you might get someone pitching an offer 50% of the asking price and then asking you to deliver it to them halfway across the county.

The BS flies high in Miami. High enough to warrant a...
04-16-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

It's a bit late and I'd like to respond to...

It's a bit late and I'd like to respond to everyone else, but did want to mention this before nodding off for the night:

If you frequently build or fix bikes, classify by consumables and...
04-15-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,963
Posted By cudak888

Don't know why anyone would consider shipping on...

Don't know why anyone would consider shipping on Facebook Marketplace. Way too many scammers - both buyers and sellers - and every other real person you get through the messaging system is a real...
04-15-24, 07:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

All the more reason just to buy more tool chests...

All the more reason just to buy more tool chests and never empty one...ever :lol:

-Kurt
04-15-24, 06:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

Yep, I clearly need one of these :D -Kurt

Yep, I clearly need one of these :D

-Kurt
04-15-24, 06:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,490
Posted By cudak888

This is the shed. I don't really care for how...

This is the shed. I don't really care for how close everything is spaced. This is South Florida, so it is also too humid in here and it's not connected to electrical so has no climate control or...
04-15-24, 05:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

Love this - lots of inspiration here. Wish I...

Love this - lots of inspiration here. Wish I could rely on cardboard in this humid environment, but down here, that's putting out an invitation for critters!

That microfishe cabinet is genius. Are...
04-14-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By cudak888

Using toolboxes for parts storage (and some cheap dividers)

I've been recently poking around at Vidmar tool boxes - apparently, I enjoy sticker shock at the tune of $700 for a cabinet of simple ball-bearing drawers - trying to come up with a decent solution...
04-14-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,072
Posted By cudak888

It’s the eve of a protected bike lane pop-up...

It’s the eve of a protected bike lane pop-up event, so I should be resting, but I’m not…

…because I finally bit the bullet on the crankset. It arrived a few days ago (which should give you an...
04-09-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

Side note - took the Ď51 out recently and...

Side note - took the Ď51 out recently and captured this picture.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4038_9214eacf81437ba4bfd9aeb4c07dda379544134a.jpeg

-Kurt
04-07-24, 07:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

Thanks, Neal. Looking at those pictures helps me...

Thanks, Neal. Looking at those pictures helps me appreciate the current starting point I'm working with. "...it's not that bad!"

-Kurt
04-05-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By cudak888

John, it always feels good to see your Capo here....

John, it always feels good to see your Capo here. I think it is the first bike on BF that I can recall really sticking in my mind way back when. Seeing you post it every now and then puts a smile on...
04-03-24, 03:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

I was going to call this project - and thread -...

I was going to call this project - and thread - "done" until a dormant project popped up that doesn't (yet) warrant a thread, but is closely related:

About a year (?) ago, I acquired a rough,...
03-20-24, 10:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

Oh, I know some men of adventure have tried it. ...

Oh, I know some men of adventure have tried it.

-Kurt
03-20-24, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

It is a play on words twice over. The name is a...

It is a play on words twice over. The name is a subtle reference to Mike Finnegan's Blasphemi dragster - also flat black and about as big a money pit as Blasptwenty. The name doesn't always roll off...
03-20-24, 05:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

I might try it, just to find out when it was...

I might try it, just to find out when it was first issued; I wouldn't feel right asking for any information about the prior owner (and I doubt the City would outright share it).

I'm not sure what...
03-19-24, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By cudak888

Dropping rotating weight on my '80 Sports...

Dropping rotating weight on my '80 Sports resulted in a night and day change in perceived performance.

Tires (and tire pressure) also contribute, as do bearing adjustments at the axle. Too tight...
03-18-24, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

Fun with Metra, I take it. No chance you might...

Fun with Metra, I take it. No chance you might know if the City keeps old records, do they?



Same. Not sure I want to waste a B72 on it though :lol:



Wonder if there's any sanity in...
03-17-24, 07:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

Seriously, if anyone here wants it, I'll go over...

Seriously, if anyone here wants it, I'll go over there and see if it's still available. It'll probably cost more than a bike to ship it - it is as massive as the XJS's bonnet.



I'm genuinely...
03-17-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

ďIíve been collecting bikes just shy of 20 years...

ďIíve been collecting bikes just shy of 20 years now. There are bikes I would gladly spend an entire day riding. Thanks to the saddle, this isnít one of them.Ē
...
03-17-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

Iíve had a few fun jaunts on it, but there is no...

Iíve had a few fun jaunts on it, but there is no way itís replacing the 1980 Raleigh Sports. Or any Sports, for that matter.

-Kurt
03-17-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

Fast forward to this weekend - I had a chance to...

Fast forward to this weekend - I had a chance to clean it up.

Long story short, it looks great and the saddle is a close cousin of the Worst Saddle in The World that pastorbobnlnh currently has on...
03-17-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,185
Posted By cudak888

A Jaguar that isnít a Schwinn and a Schwinn thatís not a racer.

Last weekend, I went to see this - despite every known reason to mankind to run the hell away from it:
...
03-13-24, 05:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

That lines up with my '79/80 Rudge, which also...

That lines up with my '79/80 Rudge, which also has them cut in. The '54 DL-5 has pressed ends.

The Humber fork is an odd duck to pin down as it's not Raleigh pattern, but it is pretty much the...
03-08-24, 06:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

Funny thing, the Elf in the 1940 catalog has...

Funny thing, the Elf in the 1940 catalog has duplex forks. The only ones that vary from this are the racing/club models and the Standard and Low Gravity Carriers.

Most notably, the Cob Safety...
03-01-24, 07:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

I just realized that I didn't really get a chance...

I just realized that I didn't really get a chance to explain how this went from the fender repair to a display:

Long story short, the collection and the Bike Share Museum was invited to be part of...
02-29-24, 05:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,013
Posted By cudak888

The Moulton has come a way since a storage unit...

The Moulton has come a way since a storage unit in Pembroke Pines.

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02-29-24, 05:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-28-24, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By cudak888

That's the brilliance of AdventureManCO's...

That's the brilliance of AdventureManCO's Crapamount. Put the trailer connector on the left dropout, and it holds the frame together. Put it on the right dropout, and the frame disassembles...
02-26-24, 09:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

Done. ...

Done.

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02-25-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,013
Posted By cudak888

I had to touchup the fender on my Ď39 Humber this...

I had to touchup the fender on my Ď39 Humber this week, and so went ahead and finally cleaned and re-shot the Moulton racks.

Iíll let the pictures do the talking:
...
02-25-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

I grabbed the first can of Universal White...

I grabbed the first can of Universal White Dupli-Color I happened to have in my spray can bin, it's usually pretty good for ever so slightly aged white.

I am not confident in saying that the...
02-25-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

Just closed up - clubman, will follow up on your...

Just closed up - clubman, will follow up on your kind offer later in the evening (the answer is yes!)

In the meantime:
...
02-24-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,942
Posted By cudak888

Time for an explanation for what transpired in...

Time for an explanation for what transpired in the photos above. ^

I must have been doing five things at once in between these pictures, including chatting with a few neighbors and fielding a call...
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