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01-22-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,313
Posted By clubman

That's a little sad. My first F&S Duomatic...

That's a little sad. My first F&S Duomatic started life on this Hercules rebrand in 1998. It still runs like a clock 25 years later with nothing but oil (and new rims) and the occasional wipe down....
01-21-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,654
Posted By clubman

Forum member browngw has this nice...

Forum member browngw has this nice Bridgestone-made Supercyle with faux lugs.

...
01-20-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,418
Posted By clubman

Awesome machines is so right. To be young(er) and...

Awesome machines is so right. To be young(er) and riding Japanese track bikes again. Ciocc or others, great!
01-20-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 639
Posted By clubman

My first, early 60's Raleigh Mountie, hand me...

My first, early 60's Raleigh Mountie, hand me down from my cousin.

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01-19-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,313
Posted By clubman

DIg the brake arm tab. Handsome and minimalist...

DIg the brake arm tab. Handsome and minimalist with stance!
01-18-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,313
Posted By clubman

Agreed, wonderful engineering. We see them on CCM...

Agreed, wonderful engineering. We see them on CCM roadsters and choppers from the late 60's. 1967 was Canada's Centennial so CCM marketed a couple of Duomatic models ...the Duomatic Chopper and the...
01-18-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,313
Posted By clubman

A slight back-pedal engages the gear change,...

A slight back-pedal engages the gear change, usually about a third of a turn, less if your crank is in a favourable position.. I'm sure it takes about the same time as throwing an SA trigger
01-18-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,313
Posted By clubman

I've had the best results with the...

I've had the best results with the Fichtel-Sachs/Torpedo brand of coasters, even when on an IGH. I had a TCW 3 that stopped well but of course the brake disengages if you hit a false neutral so that...
01-17-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 3,893,843
Posted By clubman

Yeah, those Perry hubs seemed to be popular on...

Yeah, those Perry hubs seemed to be popular on Canadian bikes during the late stages of the war and they were definitely crapola. I'm thinking the best quality steel inventory went to arms makers.
...
01-14-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By clubman

I've had so few 'loosenings' that I've chosen to...

I've had so few 'loosenings' that I've chosen to err on tightening once. And as a confessional, rarely with a torque wrench

Mark beat me to it.
01-14-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By clubman

That applies to most of us here.

That applies to most of us here.
01-14-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By clubman

That's some fine...edco touring.

That's some fine...edco touring.
01-13-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 3,893,843
Posted By clubman

SkinGriz, manage your expections. A 'weight...

SkinGriz, manage your expections. A 'weight weenie' Sports is in the mid/low 30's if you're lucky. Part of the charm is it's rolling mass, going downhill in the rain, wondering when you last dialed...
01-06-23, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 3,893,843
Posted By clubman

I'd think it's CF9...Royal Blue, fitting for the...

I'd think it's CF9...Royal Blue, fitting for the Aristocrat of bikes


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01-06-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 3,893,843
Posted By clubman

Looks like the Humber blue from the mid late 50's...

Looks like the Humber blue from the mid late 50's

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01-05-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By clubman

Random data point, I pulled a 5 spoke chunk of...

Random data point, I pulled a 5 spoke chunk of flange from a 500 rear. It was uphill hammer time on a group ride and you know I love to tell you how mighty I was at 30. :D
I also weighed in about...
01-03-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By clubman

No. It's always been proper etiquette to never...

No. It's always been proper etiquette to never criticize a sale item on this forum unless silly or ludicrous. The sales thread is technically not public since you require a membership to post an item...
12-31-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 3,893,843
Posted By clubman

No obligation imo...it was produced in...

No obligation imo...it was produced in significant numbers
12-29-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,345
Posted By clubman

Yes. I swear my 96 Chorus didn't miss a shift for...

Yes. I swear my 96 Chorus didn't miss a shift for three years of good fast rides. The levers are so intuitive.

It's nice to think a 39 - 26 was all you needed 26 years ago.
12-28-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,598
Posted By clubman

Landing on Mars. Or kitchen table. The french...

Landing on Mars. Or kitchen table. The french should design spacecraft.

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12-25-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By clubman

My daughter 'felted' a Totoro for me. We share...

My daughter 'felted' a Totoro for me. We share fond memories of many Miyazaki films but My Friend Totoro helped us bond early.

...
12-23-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,630
Posted By clubman

Hey, an early drop bar 26'er conversion! Avocets...

Hey, an early drop bar 26'er conversion! Avocets or Tiogas or...
12-23-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,838
Posted By clubman

Sorry to sound like a broken record but had this...

Sorry to sound like a broken record but had this been placed in the Wanted to Buy thread, perhaps PM's could have been exchanged and a deal struck.
But no, rules are meant to be broken.
12-22-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By clubman

As much as he was a bit of a putz, I loved seeing...

As much as he was a bit of a putz, I loved seeing Cipollini win sprints on his red C-dale.
12-22-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By clubman

No biggie but you are on the C&V sub-forum so...

No biggie but you are on the C&V sub-forum so mine is a pretty common response. Both bikes are cheap so really, it's a matter of picking the red bike you like best.
I'm currently down to 218 lbs so...
12-22-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By clubman

On this we differ. Traditional spoked wheels are...

On this we differ. Traditional spoked wheels are easier to maintain and fix.
C-dale for me
12-22-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,679
Posted By clubman

Yes indeed...my wife will hunt me down and really...

Yes indeed...my wife will hunt me down and really hurt me if I leave her this pile. Dead or alive.
12-20-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,838
Posted By clubman

I'd like a good bucket but don't need the oil...

I'd like a good bucket but don't need the oil clips.
12-18-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By clubman

If I hadn't already owned one...the sky would be...

If I hadn't already owned one...the sky would be the limit.
12-17-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,125
Posted By clubman

They were sold in Canada so may have jumped the...

They were sold in Canada so may have jumped the border.
12-17-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,125
Posted By clubman

I'm blond...err grey blond. And impressionable!

I'm blond...err grey blond. And impressionable!
12-17-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,125
Posted By clubman

Morphed into the Shopper I believe. The Twenty...

Morphed into the Shopper I believe. The Twenty was a better build.
12-16-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,502
Posted By clubman

I knew I should have taken the blue pill.

I knew I should have taken the blue pill.
12-16-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By clubman

Was the allen key reverse thread? ;)

Was the allen key reverse thread? ;)
12-16-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,502
Posted By clubman

OK. When you find the time to get back to the...

OK. When you find the time to get back to the shop to take some more pics, your question may be answered. Not likely before then.
12-15-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By clubman

Shimano made an Exage Mountain group where the...

Shimano made an Exage Mountain group where the shifters attached to the levers and couldn't be mounted without the proprietary bracket. Still integrated imo.
...
12-15-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 3,893,843
Posted By clubman

Longer seat post, shorter bars? :)

Longer seat post, shorter bars? :)
12-14-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 584,562
Posted By clubman

Single or double? Also, I'm not sure Williams...

Single or double? Also, I'm not sure Williams made a fluted crankarm but that's just because I've never seen one.
12-13-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 3,893,843
Posted By clubman

You'd feel like Slim Pickens riding the warhead...

You'd feel like Slim Pickens riding the warhead at the end of Dr Strangelove.
12-12-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,092
Posted By clubman

Membership takes care of that as well.

Membership takes care of that as well.
12-12-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By clubman

I don't think I can make you happy Kurt. I've got...

I don't think I can make you happy Kurt. I've got two sets of 50's Westrick wheels, neither with stainless centres and both sets have serious corrosion. Not as bad as yours mind you but not worth...
12-12-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By clubman

Nice bike...as you say, it appears to have the...

Nice bike...as you say, it appears to have the top tier spec instead of the B-line kit. The fork crown cap is cool.
I'll look for rims later today but they wouldn't be westwoods, maybe used...
12-10-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,092
Posted By clubman

Sorry, it's a secret.

Sorry, it's a secret.
12-09-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,092
Posted By clubman

65 in 3 weeks, sure to be living large on my old...

65 in 3 weeks, sure to be living large on my old age pension! :rolleyes:
Mean is easy, clean becomes harder.
12-09-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By clubman

I had a Trek 1200 with Shimano RX100 and those...

I had a Trek 1200 with Shimano RX100 and those rims.
12-08-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,092
Posted By clubman

Guilty on all charges. Sorry...can't help myself.

Guilty on all charges. Sorry...can't help myself.
12-07-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,055
Posted By clubman

Ah, for them there's 'Hisraeli Gears'. audible...

Ah, for them there's 'Hisraeli Gears'. audible groan
12-06-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By clubman

Yes the Commander has 700c wheels. It was nice...

Yes the Commander has 700c wheels. It was nice that almost all of the the British roadsters made for Canadian market came with 622 instead of 635, with the exception of Raleigh tourists. Even then,...
12-05-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By clubman

I thought we were going to see an abused Gios...

I thought we were going to see an abused Gios Torino...so I should be content that it's a Univega. :rolleyes:

This Eatons Commander (Hercules) saw the mother of all winters back in around '99. The...
12-05-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By clubman

5 degrees Celsius today with bright sunshine....

5 degrees Celsius today with bright sunshine. Absolutely balmy compared to, let's say, Ontario, BC, Alberta etc. :)
Gave me a chance to clean and touch up some rust on the '93 Volvo.
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