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10-27-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 365
Posted By merziac

You don't want to have to make your living with...

You don't want to have to make your living with Craftsman, you'll never make flat rate, may not get the job done at all.

I started with them knowing they were not going to cut it but got some...
10-27-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 365
Posted By merziac

Yep, had a best friend that worked at Proto back...

Yep, had a best friend that worked at Proto back when they had a plant in Milwaukee Oregon around 1980?

He would bring home the rejects and we would resubmit them to QC, none ever failed and we...
10-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 365
Posted By merziac

The 90's was a lifetime ago in Craftsman tool...

The 90's was a lifetime ago in Craftsman tool years. ;)

And Craftsman hasn't been in Proto's league since way before that if ever.
10-27-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 365
Posted By merziac

The rhyme and reason is that the old sockets were...

The rhyme and reason is that the old sockets were quality made and raw materials and could be thinner to fit more applications, now more cheap materials poor quality is cheaper to make than ever....
10-27-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 365
Posted By merziac

Thinwall sockets are not hard to find, co-op may...

Thinwall sockets are not hard to find, co-op may have old school Sugino or other crank puller with built in socket, pawn shops and used tool places usually have buckets that will have oldschool...
10-27-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,619
Posted By merziac

On your public profile page if you click on your...

On your public profile page if you click on your handle but just post 1 more time and then try again here. ;)

We love to see any Hetchins and don't get to see anywhere near enough of them,...
10-27-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 64,530
Views: 10,029,857
Posted By merziac

Nowhere to go but up from there. ;) That...

Nowhere to go but up from there. ;)

That being said, these are modicum better for being older, therefore a bit more interesting than the Tsunami horde that followed and still got lots of people on...
10-27-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,619
Posted By merziac

You can add pics to your album and they may get...

You can add pics to your album and they may get merged here too.
10-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 45,308
Posted By merziac

:thumb: No worries, I get it, I must have 100...

:thumb: No worries, I get it, I must have 100 projects, many of them bikes that are constantly vying for action. I have 2 monumental bikes right now and am struggling with both even though I should...
10-26-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,713
Posted By merziac

That one looks to be still pretty usable, cover...

That one looks to be still pretty usable, cover the damage with just the right size screw heads. Might have to glue them in place then stick the badge on with 3m emblem tape, they have some that is...
10-26-21, 03:53 PM
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Views: 504,876
Posted By merziac

:thumb: 6 degrees ;)

:thumb:

6 degrees ;)
10-26-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By merziac

I say that if that BB is in good nick as well...

I say that if that BB is in good nick as well then you have an even better score, nice frame, no idea on what it actually is but its a Moto so, all good. ;)
10-26-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,713
Posted By merziac

smontanaro I asked over on Classic...

smontanaro

I asked over on Classic Rendezvous about the stem. The consensus was that it *is* a Cinelli steel stem. Apparently, they were delivered on Paramounts in the early 60s, sometimes with no...
10-26-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By merziac

No worries, probably my bad for dredging this up...

No worries, probably my bad for dredging this up but wanted to reboot it with the new protective soles. One thing about them is the traction is very good, not much tread but the compound works...
10-26-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 45,308
Posted By merziac

:foo: So did you ever get there, any update? ...

:foo: So did you ever get there, any update?

3 years later. ;)
10-26-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I grew up going out to my Great Aunts...

:thumb: I grew up going out to my Great Aunts place in Wyeth, she owned a piece of The Gorge in Wyeth from the bottom clear up over the top with BPA power line rights. We went up there to get...
10-26-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By merziac

So you would have needed to "like" or "quote" me...

So you would have needed to "like" or "quote" me to alert me that you had replied to my post, sorry I never circled back until now and you have already done the deal, good work. :thumb:
10-26-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By merziac

Bjenkins :popcorn Well, we gotta have pics...

Bjenkins

:popcorn Well, we gotta have pics or it didn't happen, just the way it is and nothing is irrelevant, your questions will spur thought that may bring up other new questions and keep us...
10-26-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By merziac

Ok, so circling back to report on protective...

Ok, so circling back to report on protective soles added to the Republics, again, what was I waiting for, checked in with the shoe guy and he said "no problem, they'll be done tomorrow, $40" Its been...
10-25-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By merziac

Yes, dedicated, bazillion dollar bike path they...

Yes, dedicated, bazillion dollar bike path they had to blast out of the rock hillside. They have had to get creative where the right of way is not there any more or doesn't align with the mission....
10-25-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4,624
Views: 474,395
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I look at it like this, the bikes...

:thumb: I look at it like this, the bikes foundation is the frame, steel, lugged or not, filleted, whatever, rock solid for then, now and evermore.

Us, body and mind with all the sub systems,...
10-25-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,592
Posted By merziac

I would not hesitate to radius that crack out of...

I would not hesitate to radius that crack out of the picture then monitor closely for the time being, you may be able to stop it right there. :twitchy:

Maybe work the whole thing over while you're...
10-25-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By merziac

Yep, don't think I've ever seen any that long. ...

Yep, don't think I've ever seen any that long.

I think Jim will do them, or Bob Freeman, might be able to find a Willow or a Red Clover.
10-25-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By merziac

And a triplizer. ;) jrg1244 Stock livery?

And a triplizer. ;)
jrg1244

Stock livery?
10-25-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By merziac

jrg1244 Boulder Bicycle has the binder bolt...

jrg1244

Boulder Bicycle has the binder bolt and IMO it is imperative that these especially have the correct one, spendy but necessary if you don't have the original or it is marginal in any way.
...
10-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Dead on the money, make it so.

:thumb: Dead on the money, make it so.
10-25-21, 04:24 PM
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Views: 276
Posted By merziac

Tx, the 58 was the oldest mostly original one I...

Tx, the 58 was the oldest mostly original one I had ever seen for sale, couldn't get it bought fast enough while many thought I was crazy, original price was up there a bit, I could care less and...
10-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By merziac

jrg1244 Welcome to the Paramount club, color...

jrg1244

Welcome to the Paramount club, color me jealous, yours is my size and the brown is cool, not my favorite but another of their beautiful palette.

I have 5, including a silver one in that...
10-25-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By merziac

:thumb: So welcome aboard, glad you found us,...

:thumb: So welcome aboard, glad you found us, sounds like you're in the right place. ;)

We nee pics or it didn't happen, good ones and plenty of them, you need 5 posts X 2 days for 10 to post...
10-25-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By merziac

Maybe consider black and blue housing then mix...

Maybe consider black and blue housing then mix and match bar tape for the right affect? :foo:

I assume you checked scamazon, I know fairly often somebody says they found what they were looking for...
10-24-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By merziac

The Mighty Columbia and its gorge. ...

The Mighty Columbia and its gorge.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/wyeth_oct_6_001_1d61823585aa84e62112af56e0bbbce5490f83c5.jpg...
10-24-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By merziac

Might I suggest dark blue cable housing, maybe?...

Might I suggest dark blue cable housing, maybe? :innocent:
10-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Looks pretty good from here.

:thumb: Looks pretty good from here.
10-23-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By merziac

Running record, data sheet, etc. "didn't some of...

Running record, data sheet, etc. "didn't some of those sell on the sales thread awhile back?". ;)
10-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

[QUOTE=macstuff;22279780] "when would I find...

[QUOTE=macstuff;22279780]

"when would I find time to ride a bike?"

Hard to say, I rode 3400 miles in the last year while asking, learning, showing, trying to help and trying to figure out kinky...
10-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

:thumb:

:thumb:
10-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,407
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I like it! Ano rims and all, looks...

:thumb: I like it!

Ano rims and all, looks kinda extra bad a**, like its ready for more than just pavement with Panaracer's. ;)
10-22-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

So you didn't see where Richard Schwinn weighed...

So you didn't see where Richard Schwinn weighed in on efbay or the oil port that is a guarantee of a 50's bike?

You obviously didn't read my comments as I am in full agreement with your $$$...
10-22-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

All the better to me in the end, took a serious...

All the better to me in the end, took a serious if not catastrophic hit or something, had an owner who cared and lives to tell the tale.

Not cast aside, not forsaken, even these lowly 3 speeds are...
10-21-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, Well sorry, I couldn't see...

You're welcome,

Well sorry, I couldn't see the numbers but you're absolutely right, my bad, maybe they wanted the HB to match the paint and decals. Still, a correct one not impossible to get, far...
10-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

I believe it is original, the catalog page...

I believe it is original, the catalog page Richard Schwinn provided says "double adjustable" and I can guarantee you don't want to have to look for one of those. :twitchy:
10-21-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

Yep, interesting was my point and agreed on the...

Yep, interesting was my point and agreed on the rest for the most part but the HB is the same as my 58 so between that and the brakes, levers, chain guard, bars, stem, maybe rear wheel/hub, front...
10-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

Ladies 1959? Paramount

Anybody else see this? :foo:

Pretty cool, odd, overpriced, funky, etc? ;)

I would not be posting this if there was any way I could procure it, so tapped out right now from way too many other...
10-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By merziac

This is the only one I own and cant even find it...

This is the only one I own and cant even find it right now. :twitchy:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x420/dsc_0019_sized_a0ba6c7e9e92c806809646bf4cb07e18fd23dddb.jpg
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10-19-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By merziac

:thumb: You're welcome, anytime. Merz Allez,...

:thumb: You're welcome, anytime.

Merz Allez, original custom or both? :D

it's crazy you found 3 out of those, let alone your size. :wtf:

58's used to be on my radar as I rode 60-64 ideally I...
10-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By merziac

You serious about a Merz? :twitchy:

You serious about a Merz? :twitchy:
10-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By merziac

Shrevvy ...

Shrevvy

https://m.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=21656961&postcount=70

And post #34 in that same thread.

Big S only ordered 100 of them, the 200 included 100 Stumpy's it seems.
10-19-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By merziac

Not complaining in general, although I have no...

Not complaining in general, although I have no use for them, never was my thing. Collecting a few old ones though.

Really just spitballin and showing my ignorance, I did ride plenty of dirt MX's...
10-19-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By merziac

3 Tesch's :eek: That almost tops 5 Merz's,...

3 Tesch's :eek:

That almost tops 5 Merz's, almost. ;)

I'm sure you've seen the actual number was in the 60's according to multiple accounts from Bryant Bainbridge, special projects manager at...
10-19-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By merziac

Agreed, but IMO, these were never a go to wheel...

Agreed, but IMO, these were never a go to wheel even though they were on the short list. :twitchy:

Seen many that didn't hold up well back in the day.

I would still wind up a new budget set for...
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