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12-05-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 22,364
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: 843
Posted By BFisher

PM incoming, Kurt.

PM incoming, Kurt.
12-04-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 7,448
Posted By BFisher

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12-03-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 22,364
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. ...
12-02-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By BFisher

Had a similar situation with a Cinelli bar that...

Had a similar situation with a Cinelli bar that had stitched-on leather covers.

Check those bars, folks. Many believe that aluminum = corrosion/oxidation proof.
12-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,438
Posted By BFisher

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12-02-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,438
Posted By BFisher

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12-02-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By BFisher

One observation here, it seems to have cleared up...

One observation here, it seems to have cleared up on desktop, but not so on my mobile device. Have cleared both caches.
12-01-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,491
Posted By BFisher

I knew a guy who painted his entire house with a...

I knew a guy who painted his entire house with a 2" brush just because it pissed his neighbor off so much. Guy was a riot.
12-01-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,491
Posted By BFisher

That steerer sticking out beneath the crown is...

That steerer sticking out beneath the crown is only there to avoid the extra step/cost of cleaning it up. Price point. Hello?

Remove it or don't. Still an awesome bike either way. Most...
11-28-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,569
Posted By BFisher

I agree with Kurt and SirMike. While there...

I agree with Kurt and SirMike.

While there are certain aspects of these old bikes that can benefit from improved parts - like brakes, maybe aluminum rims, modern lighting, etc. - the basic design...
11-26-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,664
Posted By BFisher

The frame/fork construction wasn't unexpected,...

The frame/fork construction wasn't unexpected, but that name, lol.

What were the other options? Saunter? Sensibly? Takin' it easy?
11-25-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,874
Posted By BFisher

^^Dude, yer bike is HOT!^^ Love the arrow...

^^Dude, yer bike is HOT!^^

Love the arrow brake pad holders.
11-23-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,778
Posted By BFisher

pastorbobnlnh, I like that you went with that...

pastorbobnlnh, I like that you went with that beautiful cottered crankset. Looks good.
11-23-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,370
Posted By BFisher

You'd never be able to do that with carbon.

You'd never be able to do that with carbon.
11-23-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,778
Posted By BFisher

Why, yes I do!

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'72, or thereabouts, Humber. Was set up originally like a Sprite 5, and...
11-20-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,230
Posted By BFisher

I'd be half tempted to do a Breaking...

I'd be half tempted to do a Breaking Away/Aerowind mashup build for a future clunker challenge. The Huffy Breaking Wind.

Can't go wrong with green and white for that Mercian. Should be a stunner.
11-20-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,230
Posted By BFisher

So, 3x10 Campagnolo for that sweet Huffy? ...

So, 3x10 Campagnolo for that sweet Huffy?

You know, an Aerowind jersey would be absurdly cool. Make sure you acquire an aero helmet to take full advantage of that frame's air slicing capabilities.
11-18-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By BFisher

I don't know. The only time I have none left to...

I don't know. The only time I have none left to spare is with Velox Tressostar.

Cotton - top down
Cork/vinyl - bottom up
11-17-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 960
Posted By BFisher

Right! What was I thinking? Never pay full ask!

Right! What was I thinking? Never pay full ask!
11-17-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 960
Posted By BFisher

No matter how many times we change a word, that...

No matter how many times we change a word, that has seemingly become a negative, to a new word, that new word will inevitably take on those perceived negative connotations. Context is what matters. ...
11-14-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By BFisher

Colnago Americano

Colnago Americano
11-14-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By BFisher

Must be grouped with the even ultra-rarer Colnago...

Must be grouped with the even ultra-rarer Colnago dork disc, turkey wing, and reflector set.
11-14-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,962
Posted By BFisher

Just remember when searching for a part that...

Just remember when searching for a part that eludes you, and you initially think, "Wow, these must be getting scarce."

No. There are almost certainly still thousands of said part sitting unused in...
11-13-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,489
Posted By BFisher

Most appropriately named saddle ever. ...

Most appropriately named saddle ever.
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11-13-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,053
Posted By BFisher

Love it! My hand-hammered 'hawk. Not from my...

Love it!

My hand-hammered 'hawk. Not from my hands.
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11-10-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,053
Posted By BFisher

There's still a small part of me that misses...

There's still a small part of me that misses that. I don't miss the headaches from eight hours of stainless, though.

My truck might need some floor pans, so I might get to do it again this winter.
11-10-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,053
Posted By BFisher

Robvolz, no real harm done, imo. I cracked a beer...

Robvolz, no real harm done, imo. I cracked a beer to your mojito. Cheers.

I just bristle a little bit at the romanticizing of a lot of this stuff. Metal work is hard, dirty, and dangerous. I did...
11-09-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,930
Posted By BFisher

I resisted, but oh, what the hell. Bicycle...

I resisted, but oh, what the hell.

Bicycle Specialization Syndrome, or BSS. It's a collection of bs beliefs I see circulate. Examples:

-Bicycles require special lubricants. No, they don't. It's...
11-09-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,053
Posted By BFisher

How many here would start a complaint thread...

How many here would start a complaint thread about the high price of authentic, US made, actually hand-hammered fenders? Anybody?

Ever done any metal fabrication for a living? Know how freaking...
11-07-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,368
Posted By BFisher

With the white Suntour Cyclone 7000, SR FX SLP...

With the white Suntour Cyclone 7000, SR FX SLP crank, Dia Compe Alpha II brakes, and Tange Levin CD headset? Nice looking stuff! Alligator brand makes road brake pad holders in white.
11-06-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,085
Posted By BFisher

One of the many incarnations of my '72-ish...

One of the many incarnations of my '72-ish Humber, this one on cargo duty. 1x5 with a Sunrace thumb shifter and a Shimano long cage (Tourney, perhaps?). Those are Greek military surplus bags with a...
10-31-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,505
Posted By BFisher

Another that I went SS on recently. Something...

Another that I went SS on recently. Something I've wanted to do for a while. I might throw a rack and basket on the back for beer runs. I'll gradually keep adding paint. I expected the family to tell...
10-31-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,505
Posted By BFisher

Late '40s (I think) Schwinn Ace. This bike is a...

Late '40s (I think) Schwinn Ace. This bike is a blast. And I've finally found a Kenda tire that I like. The Small Block 8 is a decent tire and rides good on both pavement and dirt....
10-31-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,932
Posted By BFisher

What a fitting thread title for Halloween! Cue...

What a fitting thread title for Halloween! Cue pics of chained up, decaying husks of once shiny new machines. The horror!



Also, define "vintage cycling." Is it just one thing? I've been...
10-27-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By BFisher

Oh, it's a bike! I expected to see a fine Italian...

Oh, it's a bike! I expected to see a fine Italian dough stuffed with delicious meats and cheeses. Nice looking frame.
10-17-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By BFisher

How much are we giving up?

Too much!

Those extra few ounces aren't just destroying our ride times, hauling all that extra weight may even be shortening our lives. I mean, think about the strain not only on our vascular...
10-10-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By BFisher

Yep, that's two cones - one internal (the lower...

Yep, that's two cones - one internal (the lower one), and one external (the upper one). You need a cup to go with one of those cones. Looks like you've mixed up two headsets. If so, maybe you still...
10-05-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,045
Posted By BFisher

Components-wise, you can do all sorts of stuff....

Components-wise, you can do all sorts of stuff. Depends on what you want and what parts you can find. I took an '88 Premis and built it with a Mavic Open Pro/Shimano R7000 wheelset, 6500 triple,...
10-03-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,970
Posted By BFisher

Puch Maxis with a 49cc gas engine came in 1, 1.5,...

Puch Maxis with a 49cc gas engine came in 1, 1.5, and 2hp versions that supported speeds from 20 to 30 mph.

Ebikes come in different classes - 1,2,and 3 - and generally have a top speed range from...
10-02-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,970
Posted By BFisher

That's what they always have been. They are...

That's what they always have been. They are mopeds. Different fuel source - same exact thing.
10-01-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By BFisher

Wanted, extra large man who rides a Bianchi

For a second there I thought maybe the bikeforums added a personals section
09-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,569
Posted By BFisher

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite! I put my Humber...

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite!

I put my Humber (which was originally identical to a Sprite 5) back to hub gears. Missed having a drop-bar three speed....
09-29-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,202
Posted By BFisher

Yep. Never underestimate the TSF in any...

Yep. Never underestimate the TSF in any transaction, especially when dealing online.
09-27-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,569
Posted By BFisher

I prefer the Michelin World Tours for these...

I prefer the Michelin World Tours for these bikes. They are good quality tires that ride very nicely and look right at home on an English three speed. Last I got them was from Bike24.
09-24-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 571,541
Posted By BFisher

Glad you're alright, Drillium Dude.

Glad you're alright, Drillium Dude.
09-21-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,904
Posted By BFisher

Rest and Relaxation department? :foo: You...

Rest and Relaxation department? :foo:

You know, it is possible to enjoy all of it.


And if indexed shifting really is a benchmark of technological success, well, that was achieved decades...
09-20-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,202
Posted By BFisher

Alternatives? As Thrifty Bill says, it can...

Alternatives?

As Thrifty Bill says, it can work if you're pushing a certain volume and keeping records (aka running a business). The small timer/hobbyist can use the platform, sure. But it may no...
09-20-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,932
Posted By BFisher

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09-18-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,569
Posted By BFisher

^^Full chaincase, too. Nice! Had mine out the...

^^Full chaincase, too. Nice!
Had mine out the other day for a really nice ride.
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