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08-02-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,354
Posted By dweenk

Lot's of dead owls are roadkills. They must so...

Lot's of dead owls are roadkills. They must so focussed on prey that they fly in the path of traffic.
08-02-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 480
Posted By dweenk

Velo Orange has i or 2 models of flat/low-rise...

Velo Orange has i or 2 models of flat/low-rise bars that may work for you.
07-31-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,354
Posted By dweenk

I wish that I could find a photo (taken around...

I wish that I could find a photo (taken around 1974/1975) of a small lime kiln near Berlin, MD. It was not nearly as impressive as those kilns, only about 15 or 16 feet high, and a local industry....
07-31-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 3,232,249
Posted By dweenk

I got 2 "free" bikes today from a neighbor...

I got 2 "free" bikes today from a neighbor cleaning out her junk.

The first is a 5 speed Schwinn Jaguar repop. The paint on the bike is great, but it is missing a front wheel, and the stem and...
07-31-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By dweenk

Could that have been a pacer engine for training?

Could that have been a pacer engine for training?
07-31-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By dweenk

I agree completely comrade onyerleft.

I agree completely comrade onyerleft.
07-26-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By dweenk

I am pretty sure that BCA got the frames from...

I am pretty sure that BCA got the frames from Asia and assembled bikes in Easton, PA. One passed through my hands many years ago - it was a low end hybrid. Somewhere between a mountain bike and an...
07-26-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By dweenk

If your fork looks like this - small brake bolt...

If your fork looks like this - small brake bolt hole in the front, larger brake bolt hole in the rear of the fork....
07-25-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By dweenk

OK. I have tried it as a soak and it is...

OK.
I have tried it as a soak and it is underwhelming. To vinegar's credit - it is cheap - but it does'nt accomplish much. I'll still use it with aluminum foil to rub off rust from chrome, but I...
07-25-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By dweenk

After soaking the head tube for 24 hours, I am...

After soaking the head tube for 24 hours, I am not impressed. It did help a bit with rust, but it also dulled the blue paint. Most of the paint dullness (is that a word?) came off with a rinse. There...
07-24-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By dweenk

White vinegar for rust removal

This may sound stupid, but I have never used white vinegar as a rust removal soak. I have used it with aluminum foil to remove rust from chromed steel rims and other bits; but I have not tried it as...
07-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,502
Posted By dweenk

Sometimes - but when I see something nice that...

Sometimes - but when I see something nice that could end up as trash - I step in. I always lose money though.
07-24-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By dweenk

My last SRAM PC-830 was 114 links, but that was a...

My last SRAM PC-830 was 114 links, but that was a while back. Pre pandemic.
07-24-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,971
Posted By dweenk

The flash makes it hard to read, but this is the...

The flash makes it hard to read, but this is the Ardmore Bicycle Shop; the 215 area code is Philly. it is affixed to a 1985 Schwinn Traveler mixte (actually "sports style") frame....
07-24-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 3,232,249
Posted By dweenk

The missing Troxel saddle adds value. If you were...

The missing Troxel saddle adds value. If you were to toss the other Troxel, you would double the value.:p
07-19-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 181,572
Posted By dweenk

ISO v Pay it Forward

I think we should keep ISO/WTT separate from PIF.
ISO/WTT includes includes trades, sales on the sly, and gifts. PIF on the other hand, is completely free plus shipping - many times free with...
07-18-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

Update. I have found one pair of clips - dirty...

Update. I have found one pair of clips - dirty but nice. I will continue to look for the other pair - no promises on that. So would you like 1 pair of clips and 6 screws?
07-18-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

I think I have one pair of clips, and maybe...

I think I have one pair of clips, and maybe another pair. I also have some #2 x 1/8 pan head screws that will work as long as you add a bit of blue Locktite. Yours for cost of mailing and a bit of...
07-17-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By dweenk

Any value in old dried bike paint

I was thinking of all of the former Schwinn dealers across the country and the parts stashes that may be there. Okay, parts are probably gone, but what about touch-up paint? Every dealer I knew had a...
07-17-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63,098
Views: 9,631,466
Posted By dweenk

Two Schwinn folding bikes for $100

https://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/d/saint-michaels-schwinn-folding-bikes/7351342413.html
07-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,992
Posted By dweenk

I have magazines and first class mail arrive 3 or...

I have magazines and first class mail arrive 3 or 4 days late. My April pension check hasn't arrived yet, but the May and June checks were on-time. Packages have been arriving 1 or 2 days ahead of...
07-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By dweenk

Forgive me. I was looking at her calves and the...

Forgive me. I was looking at her calves and the turkey levers.
07-13-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,321
Posted By dweenk

I chose France because I couldn't have more than...

I chose France because I couldn't have more than one pick, and I have a soft spot for Motobecane. That said; I like British bikes - especially 3-speeds. I suppose I neglected Japanese bikes because...
07-12-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By dweenk

It's not the accuracy, it's the thought. Maybe...

It's not the accuracy, it's the thought. Maybe Rosie the Riveter did'nt have those big biceps, but the poster got the point across. :thumb:
07-11-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By dweenk

Often used bicycle model names

I was thinking of Schwinn model names over the years and remembered that "Traveler" had appeared over many years on various types of Schwinn bikes. One of the first to come to mind was a "World...
07-11-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

I didn't have the trade goods that oneclick...

I didn't have the trade goods that oneclick needed, so I will go for the Dia-Comp levers. What do you need in trade?

Dale
07-11-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

Oneclick may have me covered. I'll let you know...

Oneclick may have me covered. I'll let you know if that falls through.
07-10-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

I have been using VO 22.2 city levers on a few...

I have been using VO 22.2 city levers on a few bikes. All of them have had aluminun upright bars. The levers used to be $12, and now they are $22.
07-10-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

ISO Weinmann 22.2 brake levers

Looking for a decent pair of Weinmann upright bar brake levers. I don't mind having to polish them as long as the clamping bands are good. I have stuff to trade or cash.
07-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,673
Posted By dweenk

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was...

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was brash, exuberent, and off-putting to some, but he was always honest about his feelings. He is no Eddy, and I think he knows that. Times have changed in...
07-06-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

Want to Trade

WTT a pair of pristine downtube Suntour power racheting shifters w/black hoods for Suntour thumb shifters in similar condition....
07-06-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By dweenk

I had one exactly like that I bought used in...

I had one exactly like that I bought used in 1970. Yours is obviously pre-CPSC due to the lack of pedal and spoke reflectors. Unless you can find a date on the brakes, crank arms, or hubs - I would...
07-05-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 3,232,249
Posted By dweenk

Well, I picked up this morning. Nothing is stuck,...

Well, I picked up this morning. Nothing is stuck, everything works, and the tires hold air. Now I need to clean it, remove some rust on a few chrome parts, and service the cables and bearings. BTW,...
07-04-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 3,232,249
Posted By dweenk

Not caught yet

I plan to pick up a 1985 Schwinn Traveller mixte tomorrow morning. I didn't intend on buying another bike, but the price is too good to pass up....
06-29-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,220
Posted By dweenk

Last photos ...

Last photos
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06-23-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 45,209
Posted By dweenk

Later 70's Grand Jubile mixte ...

Later 70's Grand Jubile mixte
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06-14-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,220
Posted By dweenk

The bike is finished except for bar wrap. I took...

The bike is finished except for bar wrap. I took it for a shakedown ride this afternoon and it rides well - even with a slightly tweaked fork (blades not quite parrallel). Here are some photos....
06-06-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,220
Posted By dweenk

I have a small problem with the fork. When I...

I have a small problem with the fork. When I installed the brake pads they were not paralell with the front rim. I tried to get good photos, but they just didn't show the issue accurately, so I made...
06-05-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

ISO Weinmann/Dia-Compe 10.5mm long centerpull...

ISO
Weinmann/Dia-Compe 10.5mm long centerpull straddle cables. I need 2, but I would like to have 4. Have lots of stuff to trade.
06-04-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,220
Posted By dweenk

Yeesterday I got a few parts I that I wanted. I...

Yeesterday I got a few parts I that I wanted. I have MAFAC brakes on it at present since they will reach the 700C rims that I'll be using. Still thinking about using a rat-tail file to extend the the...
06-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,471
Posted By dweenk

A minor detail. Since the end of the rear brake...

A minor detail. Since the end of the rear brake cable is upside down, it will collect water which will fall to the low part of the cable loop unless you have the little rubber plug thing (tech term)...
06-02-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By dweenk

I just use wettable sand paper to get the tube...

I just use wettable sand paper to get the tube paint off, and then dental picks and such for detail areas. It doesn't take very long and causes no fumes or dust. Doubt it would well on Imron though....
05-31-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By dweenk

When I was 11 or 12 years old I was forced to...

When I was 11 or 12 years old I was forced to trade my new Rollfast middle weight for a junker owned by twins who were 4 years older. Their grandmother noticed that they had a different bike and...
05-31-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By dweenk

^^^^^ I like that response.

^^^^^ I like that response.
05-31-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,276
Posted By dweenk

Barely visible. ...

Barely visible.
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05-31-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By dweenk

When I was a kid and a stamp collector, I read...

When I was a kid and a stamp collector, I read about an upside down printed airplane stamp that was very valuable (inverted Jenny). That prompted me to buy many little bags of cancelled stamps, which...
05-31-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By dweenk

PM coming. Now if you could also guarantee agaist...

PM coming. Now if you could also guarantee agaist loss.....
05-30-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

If you can make them, I'll bet there are a few...

If you can make them, I'll bet there are a few folks on the forum and elsewhere who would buy them.
05-30-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 393,932
Posted By dweenk

oneclick Would you be able to produce locknuts...

oneclick Would you be able to produce locknuts for Suntour Barcons?
05-29-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20,459
Views: 3,523,525
Posted By dweenk

The seller has eliminated the problem of inner...

The seller has eliminated the problem of inner cable/housing friction.
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