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04-12-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,019
Posted By BFisher

Beater 1: An old Schwinn, hand painted a bunch of...

Beater 1: An old Schwinn, hand painted a bunch of different colors, single speed, cheap platform pedals, Box O' Crap grips. Any old bike will do. Make it weird and/or ugly....
04-11-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,752
Posted By BFisher

Best not to even acknowledge this guy, iab. He is...

Best not to even acknowledge this guy, iab. He is one of many sophist, pseudo-intellectual trolls who continue to tarnish what should be a fun, inviting place. They all seem to love to act on some...
04-10-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,019
Posted By BFisher

English three speed. Klunkerized/customized...

English three speed.

Klunkerized/customized classic American cruiser for a close second.
03-27-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,075
Posted By BFisher

I don't know the answers to the questions/issues...

I don't know the answers to the questions/issues that Gregory's study presents, and won't pretend to. I wish him luck, though, as he forms this into what he wants it to be, and makes discoveries that...
03-26-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,075
Posted By BFisher

I get hung up on the application of the term...

I get hung up on the application of the term culture here. I'm not sure there is a connected mass large enough worldwide to be considered a definable culture with regard to custom made steel...
03-17-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,389
Posted By BFisher

I swear this could have been a line in this song....

I swear this could have been a line in this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVUGCdTVpug
03-17-23, 09:03 AM
03-16-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,062
Posted By BFisher

smd4, I know what I typed. Please, stay on...

smd4, I know what I typed.

Please, stay on topic?
03-16-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,062
Posted By BFisher

Don't get me wrong, OP, I think this project is...

Don't get me wrong, OP, I think this project is plenty cool.

You know, Dayton is the birthplace of aviation. Home of the Wright brothers. Home of Huffy.

And this bike will obviously take...
03-16-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,062
Posted By BFisher

The shape of an anvil or some other weighty...

The shape of an anvil or some other weighty symbol could make a nice cutout. Be warned though; with the way those shells are constructed, a large enough cutout may render it too weak to handle high...
03-10-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,233
Posted By BFisher

nlerner, My wife has one of those Sportsmans, a...

nlerner, My wife has one of those Sportsmans, a '64, same great color sans white head tube. It was a $15 score from the Allentown area many years ago. I converted it from the awful grip shift to...
03-05-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,914
Posted By BFisher

Classy little tribute project, and the results...

Classy little tribute project, and the results are fantastic, especially that you took the step to do the underside of the shell so nicely. Way to make it your own!
03-04-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 44,697
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-21-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 234,217
Posted By BFisher

steelbikeguy, that looks like maybe limestone....

steelbikeguy, that looks like maybe limestone. Apparently those tree trunk stones were popular for a period of time, and most were limestone or marble, so I've read. If so, its condition is...
01-20-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,408
Posted By BFisher

All that for...Trek? What next? Is...

All that for...Trek?



What next? Is elevator music the hottest download on Spotify?


:roflmao2:
01-18-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,658
Posted By BFisher

clubman, isn't the F&S Duomatic a marvel? I have...

clubman, isn't the F&S Duomatic a marvel? I have one on a German folding bike, 36h, that I really like. I even have one of the little multi wrenches that go with them. I've been tempted to remove it...
01-17-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,279
Posted By BFisher

My '72-ish Humber - Brazing gaps and all, it's a...

My '72-ish Humber - Brazing gaps and all, it's a nice riding bike.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1760x1191/humber_3_speed_d82b267ac64c8ead15af70b455f95a0eda02dec8.jpg

1951...
01-16-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,464
Posted By BFisher

El Chaba, that was my assumption, but it's good...

El Chaba, that was my assumption, but it's good to get some confirmation from those who know. Thanks for your response.

I probably will pick up a set, either rims and hubs or a complete wheelset,...
01-10-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By BFisher

I love threads like this. Moral of the story:...

I love threads like this. Moral of the story: Yes, lurker/noob/hobbyist/commuter/enthusiast, you can fix your own bicycle, and you should try it.

Sure, dedicated alignment tools in the right hands...
01-09-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By BFisher

In the bucket right beside the oil hole clip...

In the bucket right beside the oil hole clip bucket, of course.





Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Here's another question: For all of the missing pedal dust caps out there, has anyone ever...
01-09-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,134
Posted By BFisher

Fork is bent.

Fork is bent.
01-08-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By BFisher

I also should point out that there needs to be a...

I also should point out that there needs to be a piece of fabric or something sewn or attached to the back of those bags I showed. It functions as a slot for the bungee to go through before hooking...
01-07-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By BFisher

nlerner, nice buckets.

nlerner, nice buckets.
01-07-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
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....
01-01-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 46,585
Posted By BFisher

White is alright! ...

White is alright!
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12-24-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 26,213
Posted By BFisher

As much as I enjoy variety and appreciate the...

As much as I enjoy variety and appreciate the different characteristics of all of my bikes, current and past, none of them beat this one. None.
Smooth - hot butter on glass. Just glides along like a...
12-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,913
Posted By BFisher

I don't need to wait for an explanation from...

I don't need to wait for an explanation from 63Rickert.

I just asked my luthier.

Right after he showed me how to use a bench vise.
12-22-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By BFisher

styggno1, In honor of this milestone I would...

styggno1,

In honor of this milestone I would like to offer my personal favorite thread/build of yours.

One Hot Monark...
12-22-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,247
Posted By BFisher

All of my bikes are dead Until they are...

All of my bikes are dead

Until they are underneath me.

Then do they ever come alive.
12-20-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,609
Posted By BFisher

Some have a bucket, some want one. Should we...

Some have a bucket, some want one. Should we start a bucket list? Maybe a sticky?
12-20-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,233
Posted By BFisher

What a great score, Honusms. Hope you have many...

What a great score, Honusms. Hope you have many happy miles on it.
12-20-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,913
Posted By BFisher

Your call, really. Doesn't look too bad from...

Your call, really. Doesn't look too bad from those photos. Personally, I'd clean it up, address those wheels, all bearings, and consumables, put a nice drop bar on it, and ride it. Mine rides like a...
12-17-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,098
Posted By BFisher

Steve, I respect your insights, of course. I...

Steve,

I respect your insights, of course. I will say that anybody who makes a serious effort to produce a reliably functioning derailleur has to be pretty darn cool, Chuck Harris included. My own...
12-16-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,562
Posted By BFisher

That would be the Kmart All-Pro Fuzzy Zoeller...

That would be the Kmart All-Pro Fuzzy Zoeller 18-hole Masters Classic Special Pro Tour Grand Prix Deluxe Sport.
12-14-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,471
Posted By BFisher

Here's one I made from a larger flat washer....

Here's one I made from a larger flat washer. Believe I used stainless. As you said, a good vice and patient forming work, voila. I think I used a socket to get the radius....
12-12-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,098
Posted By BFisher

Since you asked nicely... Are you nuts?!...

Since you asked nicely...

Are you nuts?! Don't you know how much Bud Light/lottery tickets/Pokemon cards/hookers and blow/Taylor Swift tick...(wait, nevermind), you can get for that?
12-12-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,098
Posted By BFisher

Maybe they will. It is an interesting endeavor,...

Maybe they will. It is an interesting endeavor, regardless.


As for scoffing, well, you'll have that anywhere. But I didn't see a whole lot overly negative here. It takes balls to bring a product...
12-12-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,098
Posted By BFisher

Not knocking the effort, the ask, the naming -...

Not knocking the effort, the ask, the naming - but if I'm plunking down that kind of coin on a derailleur, get rid of all of those hideous sharp angles and edges!

Beauty? I just don't see it. To...
12-11-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,645
Posted By BFisher

Yep. There are times when I wish I had some real...

Yep. There are times when I wish I had some real forming equipment, but no way I'd spring for it just as a hobbyist. Price punch presses, tool & die needs, etc. Huge tooling costs. One could hand...
12-08-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,151
Posted By BFisher

Just in case anyone isn't sure: No... ...

Just in case anyone isn't sure:

No...
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...and no!...
12-08-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 127,434
Posted By BFisher

cudak888 /Kurt, The Gitane has arrived safe...

cudak888 /Kurt,

The Gitane has arrived safe and sound, well packed and just as described/photographed. Thank you. Always a pleasure.
12-08-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,151
Posted By BFisher

Fact: There is something in between obscure,...

Fact: There is something in between obscure, vague word usage and disjointed sentence style that never has the intended effect, and a 6th grade reading level.

Opinion: Nobody wants to read the...
12-07-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,207
Views: 404,209
Posted By BFisher

Nice! That frame color, with the jockey wheels,...

Nice! That frame color, with the jockey wheels, and the bar end plugs, and the rims...I dig it, Dude!
12-07-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,114
Posted By BFisher

Well, those bars do look to have a slight bit of...

Well, those bars do look to have a slight bit of drop, so I say it counts. Lovely crankset, by the way.
12-06-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By BFisher

Seems like rather generic stuff to me. Substitute...

Seems like rather generic stuff to me. Substitute vintage sewing machines, clocks, cars and trucks, etc., and the answers would be about the same. The first thing that came to mind was Dr. Sbaitso.
...
12-05-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,006
Posted By BFisher

Inside left chainstay on an abandon Schwinn. ...

Inside left chainstay on an abandon Schwinn.
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Ready for another...
12-05-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 46,505
Posted By BFisher

A few strategic hammer blows this morning, and...

A few strategic hammer blows this morning, and the liner is, well, a little less mangled. The crap is now all packed up and will be on its way to the next contestant probably this afternoon sometime....
12-04-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By BFisher

PM incoming, Kurt.

PM incoming, Kurt.
12-04-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 31,751
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-03-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 46,505
Posted By BFisher

Happy to report that the infamous BOC has landed...

Happy to report that the infamous BOC has landed in PA. I won't get to it until tomorrow afternoon or evening, but I do have the photographic proof. ...
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