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05-21-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18,858
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Posted By Prowler

Very nice, Doc. Remind me to park mine on the...

Very nice, Doc. Remind me to park mine on the other side of the earth from yours. Mine looks just like yours - if you rode it thru mud then dumped a load of 2A modified on it, dug it out then...
05-20-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Prowler

We don’t want to hijack hzqw2l thread but I’ll...

We don’t want to hijack hzqw2l thread but I’ll answer the reach question as it may help him too. For 700c rims my bike needs 60mm reach F&R.

As for the brazing, I’ve read several comments about...
05-20-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Prowler

Oh boy, another chance to show an orange one, a...

Oh boy, another chance to show an orange one, a white one and a blue one in the same thread. Ergo, my 1974 92319

...
05-17-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,310,508
Posted By Prowler

Sunday afternoon I checked another box, another...

Sunday afternoon I checked another box, another trail I'd not been on. Granted, it was just a snapshot of the trail but I got a sense of the place. I made a trip to West Virginia to pick up my Grand...
05-13-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 816
Posted By Prowler

+1. Another old fart here. All my road bikes...

+1. Another old fart here. All my road bikes are quill pedals, leather straps and steel toe cages. Straps are set to be easy to slide into and out of but snug enough to enable pulling up. Then...
05-13-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By Prowler

I think I have that same drive train on my 1987...

I think I have that same drive train on my 1987 Voyageur. I’ve done many miles on that bike, including 450 miles full touring load, and have had no problems. And I’ll, at times, shift with wild...
05-07-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By Prowler

Please don’t feel like you erred, not as far as...

Please don’t feel like you erred, not as far as I’m concerned. I enjoy what you teach us about France. I, too, am a student of history - from ancient times to now. That’s why I recall Peter, Paul and...
05-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By Prowler

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your...

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your photo essay. It’s just that laying waste to an entire town and living and fighting underground for weeks on end while turning the surface to mud and...
05-07-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,494
Posted By Prowler

BUMMER as the weather looks to be just awful,...

BUMMER as the weather looks to be just awful, rain all day and plenty of it. Good luck to you B but rotten luck for the organizers and vendors.
05-03-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,310,508
Posted By Prowler

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I...

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I could not help but ponder this today. I spent much of my ride time this morning appreciating how lucky I am. Lucky to own this old wreck of a bike and...
04-28-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Prowler

AAAAAARGH yes. Thanks. Blunder in...

AAAAAARGH yes. Thanks. Blunder in front of the whole world. Nice move.
04-27-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By Prowler

I suppose this is as outdated as my bicycles but...

I suppose this is as outdated as my bicycles but youse asked. I have two old Rhode Gear trunk racks for my sedan. One is a double that I rarely use and the other is my often used rack. It started...
04-20-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,310,508
Posted By Prowler

I seem to be leading a rather canal lifestyle...

I seem to be leading a rather canal lifestyle lately. Farmington canal last week, then the Blackstone canal then, today, the Schuylkill canal. First ride of the season on my Nishiki International....
04-19-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Prowler

It’s not a good photo for re-creation, huh? No,...

It’s not a good photo for re-creation, huh? No, I did not saw the hub. I milled the lumber to match the space between the hub flanges then drilled a hole thru a bit larger than the hub’s center...
04-19-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Prowler

As requested. Obviously the long wait is my chain...

As requested. Obviously the long wait is my chain whip. I acquired the plate steel as scrap at a rail yard. Spent some time deciding how and where to cut it down. Finally decided "nah, just use the...
04-18-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,716
Posted By Prowler

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other...

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other stops and rides. Thursday morning I drove to Plainville, CT and rode the Farmington Heritage trail. That trail now has a parking lot at the southern end,...
04-18-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Prowler

While we await a proper reply from Bob: ...

While we await a proper reply from Bob:
Question 1) keep in mind that most (all?) lock rings (the threaded ring inside the small cog, just outside the small ball track) are threaded left hand. ...
04-13-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Prowler

BSO is bicycle shaped object, often sold at big...

BSO is bicycle shaped object, often sold at big box stores and have stamped rear dropouts with, shall we say, integrated derailleurs that cannot be removed from the hanger. Slip joint pliers and a...
04-12-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Prowler

I’ve correct many bent RD hangers and many have...

I’ve correct many bent RD hangers and many have needed small corrections, with a professional tool, to fix such problems. “Eyeballing” the alignment only works on BSOs.

Please clarify the...
04-12-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By Prowler

I agree that once the new spoke is installed they...

I agree that once the new spoke is installed they all look alike and I tend to loose track of where the new one went. My easy solution is to salvage the cloth rim strip from a scrap wheel. Adhesive...
04-12-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,337
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^. From natural causes or from the...

^^^^^^^. From natural causes or from the troubles? Sorry to hear about your loss. You folks are in our thoughts every day.
04-11-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Prowler

I obtained this vinyl camera bag a couple of...

I obtained this vinyl camera bag a couple of years ago, probably an old VHS video camera carrier. I converted it to a trunk bag with a "corplast" bottom to stiffen it a bit and hook n loop straps to...
04-09-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Prowler

I’ve had a yellow one of these which is the same...

I’ve had a yellow one of these which is the same with the leather channels and snap clips but no integrated mount bits, just the under/over bar black support. IIRC I bought it in 1979. Still works...
04-09-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By Prowler

I think I may have been lucky with my Worksop...

I think I may have been lucky with my Worksop bike. That first winter I checked the frame alignments and spacings and all was well. Nothing needed. A couple of years ago I checked all my fork...
04-09-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Prowler

I agree: cage bearings offer ease of assembly,...

I agree: cage bearings offer ease of assembly, thus reduced labor costs, to the manufacturer but offer no advantage to the user. I use grade 25 loose balls in my bikes because they work very well...
04-08-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By Prowler

My recollections were correct: when I first got...

My recollections were correct: when I first got my Mk IV, almost 10 years ago, I took it all apart for a frame up overhaul. Had all winter to do it so I nerded out and measured everything as well,...
04-07-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By Prowler

Sounds like you’re interested in the MK IV. I...

Sounds like you’re interested in the MK IV. I believe that run ended in the Sept of 1976 when Worksop shut down for the annual “vacation” and retooled for the following year’s model, in this case...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Prowler

I also prefer the “clickstand” concept which puts...

I also prefer the “clickstand” concept which puts the bracing point well above the loaded bike’s center of gravity. On rough ground (as at camp sites) it is much more confidence inspiring. And it...
04-05-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,310,508
Posted By Prowler

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the...

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the loft for the winter, 4 months a year. Nice and cold and dry up there so they're safe and sound but I miss them. They come back down and into service in...
03-30-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,764
Posted By Prowler

Not C&V but because of C&V: this BSO was...

Not C&V but because of C&V: this BSO was abandoned behind the shop on Monday. I asked and was granted. I like to have a bike for my Grand Daughter to ride when she comes north for a visit. She loves...
Forum: Touring
03-28-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By Prowler

Its not just the wild places out west. I was...

Its not just the wild places out west. I was visiting Northampton, MA a couple of years ago. Riding peacefully along the paved trail in the NW section of the city, a residential area, I noticed two...
03-28-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 68,896
Views: 11,119,025
Posted By Prowler

[/h4]“used to straighten bicycle spokes.” Eh,...

[/h4]“used to straighten bicycle spokes.” Eh, yeah I suppose. Truing the wheel must a by product. Go get ‘em Mathew’s Auctions. Who did you ask about this?
03-28-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Prowler

Also visit the wheelmen...

Also visit the wheelmen (http://thewheelmen.org/redesign/state-divisions/). VERY old bikes are their focus. Their Massachusetts POC is in Gardner, Ma - NW of Boston out past Fitchburg. He’ll...
03-26-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,360
Posted By Prowler

I’m not a restorer but I play one in my shop and...

I’m not a restorer but I play one in my shop and I slept in a motel6 last night, so - I’ve been using boiled linseed oil (BLO)for various things and am pleased with the result. Tools, wood handles,...
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^ Good perspective. Thanks.

^^^^^^ Good perspective. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Prowler

Finished watching this one. I found the European...

Finished watching this one. I found the European churches interesting and troubling. Their Western European architecture and iconography and statuary seem to want to dominate the countryside and...
03-20-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,764
Posted By Prowler

Glad to help. Post something useful and well...

Glad to help. Post something useful and well thought out to 8 other posts to get to 10. 5 per day.

Then start a new thread with your request and drawings or photos or both. We’ll expect some...
03-20-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21,059
Views: 3,915,002
Posted By Prowler

”original “ is all relative’ huh? Maybe they...

”original “ is all relative’ huh? Maybe they were on the bike when he “obtained” the bike two weeks ago.
03-20-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,427
Posted By Prowler

I have one bike with barcons - 74 Crescent 319....

I have one bike with barcons - 74 Crescent 319. I’m self taught and never raced but I agree with Gonzo Bob on stability. I don’t let go of the bars. To loosen the cable I hold the bar with thumb...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Prowler

Thanks. I was, just yesterday, thinking it had...

Thanks. I was, just yesterday, thinking it had been a long time since you had created a new video. Very timely here on the cusp of spring weather.
03-13-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Prowler

PRO TIP: never actually discard any parts until...

PRO TIP: never actually discard any parts until the new stuff has arrived, been installed and test ridden. The old stuff does not take up much room and can be very helpful.

Pro tip 2: do not...
03-09-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Prowler

Bump. I did a test shipping estimate. For a...

Bump. I did a test shipping estimate. For a 1000 mile trip the shipping is around $60, UPS ground, $200 insurance.

make offer.
03-07-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By Prowler

I have 13 bicycles that I keep in rotation so I...

I have 13 bicycles that I keep in rotation so I needed one plan that would work for all of them, one tool kit that would be sufficient. I have the same idea for my phone, keys, ID and credit card....
03-05-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By Prowler

Great! I’m particularly interested in how you...

Great! I’m particularly interested in how you handle BB, HT, and ST. I see you properly masked the steerer to prevent primer and paint getting on the crown race seat and steerer. How to you...
02-26-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Prowler

I appreciate your interest and expertise. You...

I appreciate your interest and expertise. You have much more experience than I. I will admit that, except in extreme cases, I cannot visually (live or via photos) tell the amount of wear on cog...
02-25-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Prowler

Seasonal bump (winter project season)

Seasonal bump (winter project season)
02-25-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Prowler

Handlebars Nitto and SR

Two alloy road bars, Sakae Ringyo and Nitto.
SR is a Road Champion, R-82. Width of 39 is stamped on one end. Drop is 14cm and reach is 9cm
Nitto is an Olympiade. Width of 40 stamped on one end....
02-25-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Prowler

No pictures but my brother and I had a “banana...

No pictures but my brother and I had a “banana seat bike”. No name or nuttin. It was probably a Montgomery Ward kids bike that was given an overhaul, a black rattle can repaint, white banana seat...
02-25-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,312
Posted By Prowler

Everything I’ve read recommended placing the...

Everything I’ve read recommended placing the front roller just ahead of the front wheel axle which is what I’ve done. It seems to work very well. You’ll also find that smooth tires are quieter. I...
02-23-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,312
Posted By Prowler

OK I’ll crow a bit, since you bring it up. ...

OK I’ll crow a bit, since you bring it up. Sunday afternoon I was on the rollers, being a well behaved noob, doing about 65 to 75 cadence (depending on what the tune was on the stereo) and looking...
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