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11-20-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,350
Posted By SwimmerMike

cinelliguy and I had this conversation 2 weeks...

cinelliguy and I had this conversation 2 weeks ago. I've been debating how to handle my 1950 Hetchins, I had gone back and forth on what to do about the "patina' and in talking to him it became...
11-06-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By SwimmerMike

The James Fothergill showed up and looks great....

The James Fothergill showed up and looks great. The Fothergill is most likely from the 1940's. It at one time was owned by forum member stevevw and documented in rhm thread on his 1940's Fothergill...
11-06-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By SwimmerMike

Great looking bike! I really like the Chater-Lea...

Great looking bike! I really like the Chater-Lea Crank/Chain ring. They look great on a 40's British bike.
10-26-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 41,616
Posted By SwimmerMike

It's been almost a year since the Box 'O Crap...

It's been almost a year since the Box 'O Crap made its presence know in my neck of the woods. In addition, my mailman has finally recovered from his hernia surgery from the last time he delivered...
10-24-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm thinking this will be Jimmie's first...

I'm thinking this will be Jimmie's first international flight. He previously made it across the country from Liverpool and was hanging out in a house near the eastern coast of the UK outside of...
10-23-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By SwimmerMike

Parts are starting to come in. Got some Campy...

Parts are starting to come in. Got some Campy Gran Sport parts form Manny66 and just closed on a frame with a 1Ē (vs 31/32Ē headset) off of eBay in the UK.

Unfortunately the frame is my size and...
10-17-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By SwimmerMike

Sold

Sold
10-15-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By SwimmerMike

Sending PM. I can use some of these on my latest...

Sending PM. I can use some of these on my latest build
10-13-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,815
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm a strong maybe. I've been fighting some knee...

I'm a strong maybe. I've been fighting some knee pain. If the knee feels good in the morning I'll head down.
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By SwimmerMike

That's a good idea, unfortunately the clear is on...

That's a good idea, unfortunately the clear is on top of the lug lining. I debated doing a full repaint, but after materials and decals, I'm not sure I would increase the value enough to cover...
10-09-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By SwimmerMike

I figure this will be a long project with many...

I figure this will be a long project with many iterations. Long term, I would like to get it period correct which I'm sure will be way more time and money than I planned. Shorter term, I may try to...
10-08-23, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By SwimmerMike

hereís a few more. I need to take some more. ...

hereís a few more. I need to take some more.


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10-08-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By SwimmerMike

1950 Hetchins build thread

Iíve been wanting to pick up a new project that was both older and had some new challenges. All of my vintage bikes are from the late 60ís to 1981, so I was thinking 50ís or 60ís. I missed out on 2...
10-02-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 376,742
Posted By SwimmerMike

Wow, I now see the light! With such a compelling...

Wow, I now see the light! With such a compelling argument I now feel like such a fool for using tape. When I get home I will throw out my shop roll of tape, remove the 8 sets of tubulars that are...
09-28-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By SwimmerMike

There's a mix. As jdawginsc said, Crank and...

There's a mix.

As jdawginsc said, Crank and hubs look to be record. The outer chainring looks to be SR, the inner Record/NR. The calipers Record, the brake lever SR. All in all, looks like...
09-27-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,158
Posted By SwimmerMike

This thread just reinforces the need for a good...

This thread just reinforces the need for a good parts bin. If the part is already in your parts bin, it's a sunk cost. Therefore if you pull the part from the bin the upgrade doesn't really cost...
09-26-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 33,302
Posted By SwimmerMike

I really like the Rally. I find it much better...

I really like the Rally. I find it much better than adding a long cage on a NR RD. I have a triple set-up on my Bob Jackson and I went through a number of iterations before I settled on the Rally...
09-25-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 33,302
Posted By SwimmerMike

Ď71 paramount p15 ...

Ď71 paramount p15

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09-19-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By SwimmerMike

I picked up a batch of tools last month. This...

I picked up a batch of tools last month. This was one of the ones in the box. When I saw it I thought "I wish I knew about this tool years ago", it's a great design and got rid of a lot of...
09-13-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 376,742
Posted By SwimmerMike

I buy the shop roll that is 16m. Still more...

I buy the shop roll that is 16m. Still more expensive but closer to $8 per tire.
09-12-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 376,742
Posted By SwimmerMike

Same here. I've never had a problem removing a...

Same here. I've never had a problem removing a taped on tire by hand.
09-11-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By SwimmerMike

The paint job looks great. Great job on the build.

The paint job looks great. Great job on the build.
09-07-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,149
Posted By SwimmerMike

If the chrome is in good shape I have had success...

If the chrome is in good shape I have had success removing the bulk of the paint with a utility knife blade. Again, try it in an inconspicuous spot first.
08-21-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By SwimmerMike

I have a chrome '73 P12 and a Yellow '71 P15. ...

I have a chrome '73 P12 and a Yellow '71 P15. The P15's are great (The P12's are also, but that's a different topic). For the chrome any chrome polish should work. With the rust on chrome, I...
08-20-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,426
Posted By SwimmerMike

When we had our first kid my wife and I needed to...

When we had our first kid my wife and I needed to adjust priorities and determine what life would look like. We were both triathletes which was a big time sink. I ended up focusing on running since...
08-20-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 25,507
Posted By SwimmerMike

I concur for a different reason. I used to use...

I concur for a different reason. I used to use ancient ones for my spares. The last time I did, it lasted 5 miles and failed spectacularly with a very loud bang as the sidewall blew out. That was my...
08-20-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,305
Posted By SwimmerMike

Nice job. It turned out great.

Nice job. It turned out great.
08-18-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,090
Posted By SwimmerMike

probably a $2M-$2.4M house. The property taxes in...

probably a $2M-$2.4M house. The property taxes in CA range from 1% to probably 1.3%.

the high end houses in Pacific Grove will have much higher property taxes. The most expensive house on Zillow...
08-18-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,288
Posted By SwimmerMike

Ya know, when the tool is down and you are the...

Ya know, when the tool is down and you are the customer in the fab. Knowing TPS was on the job made you feel better. Just saying.
08-18-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,090
Posted By SwimmerMike

My goal has always been to stay where I'm at...

My goal has always been to stay where I'm at since the Bay Area in CA has great riding and great weather, I'm near the edge of the valley, so I probably don't have as much congestion as squirtdad. ...
08-07-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By SwimmerMike

If you post your bank account info and SSN I will...

If you post your bank account info and SSN I will transfer the $109,990.00 into your account. You can pay me back next week.
08-05-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 35,285
Posted By SwimmerMike

A very small Marinoni (650 wheels) with DA 9...

A very small Marinoni (650 wheels) with DA 9 speed.


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08-05-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,098
Posted By SwimmerMike

We had a great ride today. Started off with 4...

We had a great ride today. Started off with 4 riders. Ryan decided to cut it short leaving 3 of us.

...
08-02-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,098
Posted By SwimmerMike

I just realized that the Peninsula ride is this...

I just realized that the Peninsula ride is this Saturday.

Iíll be there. Iím thinking itís time to take the chrome Paramount out.
07-06-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 81,058
Views: 13,363,990
Posted By SwimmerMike

It looks like there is a lot of rust, especially...

It looks like there is a lot of rust, especially by the bottom bracket. I saw it pop up this morning and decided not to pursue this one (as opposed to the other three Paramounts I bought in the last...
07-03-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,140
Posted By SwimmerMike

Wow. That turned out great. I really like how...

Wow. That turned out great. I really like how it turned out.
07-03-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By SwimmerMike

Great looking bike! I really like the black.

Great looking bike! I really like the black.
06-29-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By SwimmerMike

Iím thinking both sets of holes are aftermarket....

Iím thinking both sets of holes are aftermarket. The outer holes on the OEM triples donít touch the slots (the slots are shorter).

interesting that they did two sets.
06-29-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,098
Posted By SwimmerMike

I shouts be there on Saturday. Will be on a...

I shouts be there on Saturday. Will be on a Paramount. It might be chrome, it might be yellow. All depends on which one hops in the car first.
06-27-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 376,742
Posted By SwimmerMike

I haven't mounted the 28's yet either. But I have...

I haven't mounted the 28's yet either. But I have some 30's mounted that I just measured at about 29.2.
06-26-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By SwimmerMike

Congratulations. That looks like it is going to...

Congratulations. That looks like it is going to be a fun project.
06-18-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 376,742
Posted By SwimmerMike

Nope. They were tubulars. I run both. I have...

Nope. They were tubulars. I run both. I have received the 6 I ordered and they are tubulars and not clinchers.
06-16-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 376,742
Posted By SwimmerMike

Not training tubulars, but a killer deal on...

Not training tubulars, but a killer deal on tubulars that are in your size range.

excel sports has twin packs of either Victoria Corsa Control G2.0 or Victoria Corsa G2.0 for $89 for the pair so...
06-16-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,856
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm thinking a little elbow grease, repacking the...

I'm thinking a little elbow grease, repacking the bearings, replacing the consumables and it will be a nice bike. This shouldn't take more than 500 posts to get it on the road.
06-13-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By SwimmerMike

NancyBeth I hope you reconsider. Yes, there can...

NancyBeth I hope you reconsider. Yes, there can be issues in selling something that you really do not have the detailed knowledge of, but at the same time, if you look back at most of the...
06-13-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By SwimmerMike

I've never used Simichrome, but I use other...

I've never used Simichrome, but I use other polishes extensively. You should expect a mirror like finish even if polishing by hand. I would follow Brent's advice above and polish an area repeatedly...
06-07-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By SwimmerMike

I was thinking the iterative part was not in...

I was thinking the iterative part was not in figuring out how much to file and the execution of said filing, but more with the "Does this feel right?" aspect. If the bars had the same bend as what...
06-06-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By SwimmerMike

I can see this being very iterative. I think I...

I can see this being very iterative. I think I can come up with a target of how far to move the levers in. But you don't really know if it comfortable until the levers are on and a few rides happen....
06-06-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By SwimmerMike

I had a similar problem. I had auto-pay set up. ...

I had a similar problem. I had auto-pay set up. Ignored the messages. Then I started getting ads. I then remembered that the auto pay was on a credit card that got replaced. Confirmed my...
06-06-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,464
Posted By SwimmerMike

Wow! When I saw the original post, I thought:...

Wow! When I saw the original post, I thought: "OK, he will be able to make this ridable, but the dent will still be noticeable." I stand corrected, that looks really good! It's great to see the...
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