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07-20-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 525
Posted By rhm

'Thumbs up' makes a whole line of tube patching...

'Thumbs up' makes a whole line of tube patching products and my experience with them has been good. Rema is better, but I'm find with the generic Chinese stuff. The glue definitely gets thicker as...
07-20-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the photos! Interesting frame. ...

Thanks for the photos!

Interesting frame. It's certainly from the 50's or earlier. I am not familiar with the Dayton line of bikes, so cannot comment on whether it's a Dayton, but it is not...
07-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By rhm

I too think it likely that GB made the bar in the...

I too think it likely that GB made the bar in the photo, based mainly on the similarity you show.

Whether that means the bike is a Dayton, I don't know. It's certainly one place to start. What's...
07-19-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,562
Posted By rhm

I have an '82 and I would gladly swap it for an...

I have an '82 and I would gladly swap it for an '84. I would have bought an '84 if they were available when I got mine, but (alas) in the spring of 1983 you could get an '82 but the '84's were not...
07-01-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By rhm

What's the bike? Raleigh BB cups are 26 tpi,...

What's the bike? Raleigh BB cups are 26 tpi, other English BB threads are the standard 24 tpi. They are not cross-compatible. Raleigh BB's are also a bit wider than usual, or at least many of them. ...
06-23-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By rhm

Those little 86 bcd rings have become quite...

Those little 86 bcd rings have become quite scarce in the last couple years! Not long ago I could always find one on eBay; now not so much. It sounds like your 28t ring was made to be the third...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,811
Posted By rhm

Looks like she did! :beer: Just passed the...

Looks like she did! :beer:

Just passed the 1000th mile.
06-10-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 796
Posted By rhm

My latest phone has proved more water resistant...

My latest phone has proved more water resistant than previous ones, but perhaps I'm being more careful. That said, the touch screen is totally useless in the rain. I had a catastrophic mechanical...
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,000
Posted By rhm

http://www.bikecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://www.bikecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/seuss.jpg

I thought there was a bicycle in The Cat in the Hat, but Google isn't showing it. There's a bicycle in One Fish Two Fish, but...
06-02-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,906
Posted By rhm

Oh, sorry! I actually posted that before I saw...

Oh, sorry! I actually posted that before I saw your message from a half minute earlier, so my remark was really just out-of-contest snarkiness.

That said, I think of C&V as the place where stuff...
06-02-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,906
Posted By rhm

Thanks, uh, you shouldn't've?

Thanks, uh, you shouldn't've?
05-29-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,521
Posted By rhm

L to R: (unidentified woman), Dan, Rudi, Tom,...

L to R: (unidentified woman), Dan, Rudi, Tom, "Father" Andrew, Brian.
05-25-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By rhm

I've never seen one of those before, but I've...

I've never seen one of those before, but I've seen similar San Marco saddles -- more like a B17N shape than the swallow shape. Note the thick plastic layer under the leather; as long as that holds,...
05-21-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By rhm

True. I tow a canoe, kayak, or sunfish behind my...

True. I tow a canoe, kayak, or sunfish behind my bike in the summer. But I'm going a half mile with negligible traffic and no hills to speak of.

If i wanted to tow a boat for any distance over...
05-20-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,089
Posted By rhm

Black is a color that you can do with either dye...

Black is a color that you can do with either dye or paint.
For new saddles and leather in general I think dye is the way to go, because it gets all through the leather and becomes part of it. Dye...
05-15-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,630
Posted By rhm

How about an ADGA "La Chatillonaise" saddle,...

How about an ADGA "La Chatillonaise" saddle, still in its factory shrink wrap?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51181364334_c2d160e1a4_b.jpg

It looks like it may have been mounted on a bike...
05-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,370
Posted By rhm

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51181663610_69...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51181663610_692001fb89_b.jpg

Brooks C34 "Challenge Model" (ca 1935)
05-15-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By rhm

Brooks sells Proofide because people will buy it;...

Brooks sells Proofide because people will buy it; if they didn't offer something like that, people would buy something else, which would do Brooks no good at all. So from a business standpoint,...
05-04-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By rhm

I'll guess it's a lady's model Flyer with an...

I'll guess it's a lady's model Flyer with an incomplete frame. The Flyer is supposed to have a two piece frame with springs. This looks like the springs and the upper frame piece have been removed. ...
04-23-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,674
Posted By rhm

I've been wearing helmets since 1978 or so. This...

I've been wearing helmets since 1978 or so. This photo is from 1983:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3113/2627772995_e619be3d12_k.jpg
04-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,536
Posted By rhm

Well, C and S are both sibillants, aren't they? ...

Well, C and S are both sibillants, aren't they?

:innocent:
04-13-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,536
Posted By rhm

I hear yeh, Guge. i resisted dick brakes for so...

I hear yeh, Guge. i resisted dick brakes for so long but eventually I gave up... and it turns out i really like them. It might be time for a bunch of the baby boomers in this forum to move on to...
03-23-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By rhm

I've never heard of 'Veloetruria' before. The...

I've never heard of 'Veloetruria' before. The name would translate as 'Etruscan Bicycle," Etruria being the ancient Etruscan homeland, so presumably made in central Italy. There was also a Kingdom...
03-23-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,293
Posted By rhm

I am fighting a very strong urge to start...

I am fighting a very strong urge to start perusing old cycling photos on google images right now, to see if I can find the image I have in my mind. But alas I don't have time for this right now. ...
03-22-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,293
Posted By rhm

I think the true vintage jerseys had flocked...

I think the true vintage jerseys had flocked letters, and this embroidery is an imitation of that (a pretty good imitation, but an imitation). A lot of fancy sewing machines can do embroidery like...
03-22-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By rhm

Either that or, like me, you just can't tell that...

Either that or, like me, you just can't tell that subtle difference between "fine" and "even better than fine."
03-20-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,495
Posted By rhm

Cyclists everywhere, since the dawn of cycling,...

Cyclists everywhere, since the dawn of cycling, have been looking at their bikes and trying to figure out what it is about this bike that makes it so dang slow. And they tend to fixate on one thing...
01-30-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,057
Posted By rhm

Yup, that's my problem, right there, except: ...

Yup, that's my problem, right there, except:
(a) you can actually count the number of bikes you have, and it's one digit? I cannot count the number i have, but I can assure you it is not a rational...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,392
Posted By rhm

I have been extending my evening commute more and...

I have been extending my evening commute more and more lately. The longer route gives me almost no cars (getting from one side of Route One to the other, not to mention I-95) and if i don't have to...
01-25-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,051
Posted By rhm

English Racer?

English Racer?
Forum: Commuting
01-25-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,044
Posted By rhm

We spend so much time on BikeForums disagreeing...

We spend so much time on BikeForums disagreeing about tires and saddles and stuff, it's nice to see people arguing about sock saturation rate. For a change. Very Refreshing. Carry on!
01-22-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,237
Posted By rhm

Yup, that's a pretty easy fix, just have to...

Yup, that's a pretty easy fix, just have to replace the frame, and I have replacement frames. Probably from a dead saddle, but possibly a new one. So if the leather is still good, I can replace the...
01-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By rhm

Right, good question! I have a Bell Systems...

Right, good question! I have a Bell Systems crimper the right size to crimp a spoke to a cable. So I thread my cable back and forth from rim to hub and back, as many times as it goes, then crimp a ...
01-15-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By rhm

I have a pair of Sun CR18 rims, 700c, that were...

I have a pair of Sun CR18 rims, 700c, that were labelled wrong. I would have taken the labels off anyway, so no big deal to me that they said "26 x 1.75 and "ISO 559." It happens!
12-31-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,115
Posted By rhm

:lol: ...yeah... A couple years ago a friend of...

:lol: ...yeah... A couple years ago a friend of mine crashed snd didn't know why. He explained it in an email. He's a physicist and takes a methodical approach to problem solving.
Well, as i said,...
12-31-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,329
Posted By rhm

The verb "wrench." I'm fine with the...

The verb "wrench."

I'm fine with the noun.
12-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,968
Posted By rhm

Well, some years ago i read a paper on an obscure...

Well, some years ago i read a paper on an obscure topic at a professional conference and afterwards an elder statesman of the field remarked that my interpretation of the evidence was "bold." What...
12-24-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,901
Posted By rhm

+1

+1
12-21-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,651
Posted By rhm

Nice! Ride it fixed! you'll love it, i...

Nice!

Ride it fixed! you'll love it, i promise.
12-21-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,555
Posted By rhm

The fork looks low end, but the frame does not. I...

The fork looks low end, but the frame does not. I don't suppose they have matching serial numbers?

But no, I don't recognize the lugs.
12-05-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,487
Posted By rhm

I got this track frame on eBay. It had letters on...

I got this track frame on eBay. It had letters on it that indicated it was a Witcomb:

https://live.staticflickr.com/2545/32219957833_35963ec52c_b.jpg

I eventually figured out that it was a...
12-01-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,745
Posted By rhm

Correct! :thumb: You have no idea how hard...

Correct! :thumb:

You have no idea how hard it is, to catch that with a digital camera.
11-30-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,745
Posted By rhm

Yesterday, Sunday, greg3rd48 got up early and...

Yesterday, Sunday, greg3rd48 got up early and drove over an hour to get to my house a bit after 6 AM. We headed down Route 206 into Trenton. Here's the Delaware at Trenton; PA on the left, NJ on the...
11-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By rhm

I have that tool and am willing to lend it; send...

I have that tool and am willing to lend it; send me a private message and we can work out the details.
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By rhm

$200 or more to the right buyer, but the right...

$200 or more to the right buyer, but the right buyer may be hard to find.

...location, location, location...

Are you sure there's no date on either hub? The rear looks like an early one, might...
11-13-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,654
Posted By rhm

The only thing I don't understand is why you...

The only thing I don't understand is why you would put a car in there.

That said, ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,157
Posted By rhm

Doh! i didn't notice. :innocent:

Doh! i didn't notice. :innocent:
11-11-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By rhm

Serial numbers are great when they answer all...

Serial numbers are great when they answer all your questions, but sometimes they don't. Let the color scheme, decals, and components be your guide.

Color scheme, decals, and components, indeed...
11-11-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,756
Posted By rhm

That tends to be the case with cars, or at least...

That tends to be the case with cars, or at least some car brands. BMW drivers have a certain reputation. But I can't say I've ever noticed it with bikes.

There are lifestyles associated with...
11-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By rhm

Thanks for all the replies! JaccoW, I will try...

Thanks for all the replies!
JaccoW, I will try what you suggest. For what it's worth, the light was wet when I took the photo above because I had just washed a lot of dirt off the bike. I did...
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