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Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 06:04 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he is the proud owner of a purebred Polish...

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...he is the proud owner of a purebred Polish Wolfhound. That dog won't hunt, which is fine with him. I mean, who hunts any more except his good friend skanky ?
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his great, great, great grandfather...

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...his great, great, great grandfather invented the phrase, "That dog won't hunt." He has an enormous, well documented intellectual property lawsuit in progress, but all of the attorneys he...
09-23-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By 3alarmer

....it's pretty easy to make one, by just taking...

....it's pretty easy to make one, by just taking the recessed mounting nut of your choice, and drilling out the threads inside it, so the brake bolt slides on through cleanly.
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...recycle it. Maybe it will be lucky enough...

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...recycle it. Maybe it will be lucky enough to become a beer can.
09-23-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...my local frame builder guy, Steve Rex,...

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...my local frame builder guy, Steve Rex, pointed me toward this stuff, which seems to do the same job, is available in spray cans for convenience, and is sold at Home Depot's across the USA.
...
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Humber is especially noted for their way...

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...Humber is especially noted for their way cool chainring designs. :) Yours is no exception.
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Views: 230
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's old enough to be interesting, especially...

...it's old enough to be interesting, especially to people who like to ride old British 3 speeds. It's not old enough to be especially valuable, and any money you give someone to "restore it" will...
09-22-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,056
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscf6588_687b7242a86917a624ea09a9cf4af8b59f36a878.jpg
09-22-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it's mostly about the tread design, and...

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...it's mostly about the tread design, and wet weather. Not sure it makes a lot of difference, but the tread is designed to shed water off to the sides, in theory. So you want those wavy things...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgvgotiW5_U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgvgotiW5_U
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...that one looks fairly simple, and I'm...

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...that one looks fairly simple, and I'm sure if you were in the room, you could figure it out quickly. I do not know how this one works. My all time favorite perpetual motion scheme was the...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

His nursemaid did not catch the word aright, ...

His nursemaid did not catch the word aright,
Through being hard of hearing;
Mistaking her instructions,
Which within her brain did gyrate,
She took and bound this promising boy
Apprentice to a...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's been askew on the treadle his entire...

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...he's been askew on the treadle his entire life.
09-21-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there was a period of time when bikes came...

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...there was a period of time when bikes came with a recessed front brake and a regular nutted rear. I have several sets of brakes from this period, and I've had some frames set up that way as...
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/holdsworth_special_001_63b6eb715ca4b02735f9f75fe17ad91fb8c56454.jpg...
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer

...it looks that way to my eye. That's not to say...

...it looks that way to my eye. That's not to say it's not a great frame. It might very well be. It's just going to be hard to identify exactly.
Even if it is repainted, people don't generally use...
09-21-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By 3alarmer

^^^ ...having said that, I would not buy one...

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...having said that, I would not buy one sight unseen, like on ebay.
09-21-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes. ...possibly you are doing it...

...yes.



...possibly you are doing it wrong, then.
09-21-21, 09:10 AM
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Views: 3,779
Posted By 3alarmer

...I hope you are wearing pants.

...I hope you are wearing pants.
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...whenever he gets a little bit down, he...

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...whenever he gets a little bit down, he likes to cross dress in a kimono and sing aria excerpts from Madame Butterfly.
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer

Holdsworth (1976)...

Holdsworth (1976) (https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Holdsworth-76/) / (1982) (https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Holdsworth-82/) / (1938 - 1987 plus more information)...
Forum: Foo
09-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

He's very good at integral and differential...

He's very good at integral and differential calculus;
He knows the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
He is the very model of a modern...
09-20-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 513,046
Posted By 3alarmer

Trek 660 "True Temper"

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Forum: Foo
09-20-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he is the very model of a modern major...

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...he is the very model of a modern major general.
Forum: Foo
09-20-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...sings light opera favorites from Gilbert...

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...sings light opera favorites from Gilbert and Sullivan in the shower.
09-19-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...also look at: PX-10 Information Thread....

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...also look at: PX-10 Information Thread. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1221861-px-10-information-thread.html) which has some general information, and a few links, but never really...
09-19-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/px_10_with_nervar_pro_lugs_002_376c560fcbb58d2420d5b6b4ba53923bf9e6661d.jpg...
09-19-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By 3alarmer

...not sure why they say that, but they work with...

...not sure why they say that, but they work with repeated opening and closing, and I see no mechanical reason not to do so.
Those Shimano break off chain pins are another matter, and are only good...
Forum: Foo
09-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he was caught shaving points at the...

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...he was caught shaving points at the Wedenesday night Bingo game at Leisure World in Baraboo, so has been banned for life there. Now he mostly goes to Bingo in Oshkosh, or sometimes Green Bay,...
09-19-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...speaking as someone who repaints bikes,...

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...speaking as someone who repaints bikes, the proper replacement headbadge can be irritatingly difficult to find at the time you actually need it. :mad:
Forum: Foo
09-19-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the croutons he carries in his underwear...

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...the croutons he carries in his underwear never get stale.
09-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I've never seen an on bike chain scrubber...

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...I've never seen an on bike chain scrubber that I thought was a good design. The concept itself is probably flawed, so I guess the one you're talking about is as good as any of them. I do not...
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17,402
Views: 970,455
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when he was born, he got delivered by the...

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...when he was born, he got delivered by the UPS man, who happened to be passing by at the time his mom went into labor. Still has the bar code on his ass to prove it.
09-18-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By 3alarmer

...I've never tried it, but I'm doubtful it will...

...I've never tried it, but I'm doubtful it will work well. If you look at one of those NDS cups for sealed units, you can see on the inside where it tapers, like a wedge. This is what holds the...
09-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I would take all the components off, down...

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...I would take all the components off, down to the bare frame. Then pressure wash everything over at the self service car wash.
If you have access to compressed air, blow the interiors of the...
09-18-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By 3alarmer

...he used to have a deal where if you bought...

...he used to have a deal where if you bought both the cotter pin press and the fixed cup tool, there was a discounted price for the combination. It does work pretty well, but it's still pretty...
09-18-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,386
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's one of the problems with this "top...

...that's one of the problems with this "top five", or "top ten" list business. :( Many of these marques were quite capable of putting out both well and badly constructed frames. I've worked on some...
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By 3alarmer

...IIRC, this is the one they sold as a 24 1/2"...

...IIRC, this is the one they sold as a 24 1/2" frame. So it's probably a 59 or 60 measured c-c along the seat tube to the spindle.
There's room for 27" wheels on mine, those are 700c. I don't...
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By 3alarmer

I think you will enjoy it...

...I enjoy riding this one.

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09-18-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I routinely have at least four or five...

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...I routinely have at least four or five repainting projects hanging from hooks on a workshop rafter, that has a roof, but is open to the weather on two sides.
I do nothing to them, other than...
Forum: Foo
09-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,606
Posted By 3alarmer

This came up in the Texas thread in P+R

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSosQRiXiPw
09-17-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,386
Posted By 3alarmer

...whoever brazed this frame knew what he was...

...whoever brazed this frame knew what he was doing. :)
09-17-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,386
Posted By 3alarmer

....I am in the process of repainting and...

....I am in the process of repainting and rebadging a Rossin "Montreal", which I presume dates from some time near the '76 Summer Olympics there.
The decals have not been easily sourced, and I...
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By 3alarmer

...this was over in the UK, in 2009...

...this was over in the UK, in 2009 (https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/145741/)
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By 3alarmer

Higgins Cycles...

Higgins Cycles (https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/higgins-cycles/)
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By 3alarmer

...these are general principles. You will have...

...these are general principles. You will have trouble getting full value for something that old and unique in most locations on the local Craigslist.
Were I trying to sell it, I would probably do...
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...do you have a question about value, or did...

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...do you have a question about value, or did you start a thread thinking this was the regular C+V forum ?
09-16-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,386
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-16-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,386
Posted By 3alarmer

...you've already self selected something that...

...you've already self selected something that will help dictate your choices. :)
09-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,386
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know your intentions are pure, in asking...

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...I know your intentions are pure, in asking this question. But similar threads in the past have drawn some abuse, because it's really an impossible list to construct. These road bikes were...
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