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02-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,474
Posted By rootboy

If I may, Juvela: Emmo Ghelfi, who founded the...

If I may, Juvela:
Emmo Ghelfi, who founded the marque in 1896, actually chose to name his new bicycles not after a small town in France but in honor of the hundreds
of workers who lost their lives...
02-03-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By rootboy

And if you have abrasive powder and mix a little...

And if you have abrasive powder and mix a little with a dab of grease, viola' , lapping compound.
01-28-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,677
Posted By rootboy

Didn't know his left from his right, except by...

Didn't know his left from his right, except by feel.
01-18-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,355
Posted By rootboy

Right up there! And climbing.

Right up there! And climbing.
10-09-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,998
Posted By rootboy

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in...

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in that condition. When was the last time you saw a PX-10 with the Reynolds seat tube decal that intact?
It would be a shame to part that out, IMO. I'm...
10-03-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

Oh man. Heart breaking picture. Wonder if his...

Oh man. Heart breaking picture. Wonder if his mother perished.
10-03-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,866
Posted By rootboy

Someone got a heckuva deal.

Someone got a heckuva deal.
09-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

Jeeze. Glad he got rescued but it seems they...

Jeeze. Glad he got rescued but it seems they could come up with another method of identifying than cut off the tip of their ear.
That's cruel.
09-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,071
Posted By rootboy

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their...

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their tools back when. Metal working lathes, milling machines and shapers branded Craftsman were made by Atlas, etc.
Craftsman hand planes and block planes...
09-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By rootboy

They added that lip to the front of the Record...

They added that lip to the front of the Record front derailleur cage in, what? 1977 or 78?
First generation of the Record derailleur was in 1962-63 as I remember.
09-09-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By rootboy

Thanks Brent! Hope that one-off stop pin works...

Thanks Brent!
Hope that one-off stop pin works well for you, and stays put!
As for the flies, glad to do them. I just love tying flies. Tie so many in fact, I'll never be able to use them all,...
08-07-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,777
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older...

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older one in great shape, all the better.
08-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By rootboy

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing....

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing. Just their plain cloth tape is great stuff....
08-04-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By rootboy

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid....

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid. Didn't last long.
07-26-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,221
Posted By rootboy

Lighten your load by all means! But DON'T LOSE...

Lighten your load by all means!
But DON'T LOSE THAT HAT!
07-22-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By rootboy

Hey Brent, Check this out. I made this one. PM...

Hey Brent,
Check this out. I made this one. PM sent
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07-15-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago....

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago. All I have left of her is memories.

...
02-04-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,472
Posted By rootboy

Actually, they're two different things. Not that...

Actually, they're two different things. Not that I grasp it that well.
Especially after trying to read this;...
02-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,032
Posted By rootboy

The only comment here that caused me to pause,...

The only comment here that caused me to pause, and think. Interesting. Could it be they were made out of tubing rather than bar stock, forged, etc.?
02-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,047
Posted By rootboy

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a...

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a collection. Of anything.
02-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,047
Posted By rootboy

That's a real beauty, Wawine.

That's a real beauty, Wawine.
02-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,047
Posted By rootboy

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection....

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection.
But I don't think he'll ever show it here.
02-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,047
Posted By rootboy

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these...

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these days though.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x932/hardy_reels_2_e4870588049a5ef3ae2d76a2cedf92caf3ac39c1.jpg
01-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,472
Posted By rootboy

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but...

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but not any more. In fact, I would probably sell this stuff, but it doesn't seem to be worth much of anything.
F3, FA and FM2 with their motors. 35 mm f...
12-22-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,850
Posted By rootboy

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age,...

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age, perspectives change, eh? My biggest fear is that I may croak unexpectedly and my wife will have to deal with all of this crap around here. And I've...
12-22-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,850
Posted By rootboy

Wow Jim! Super nice!

Wow Jim! Super nice!
12-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,850
Posted By rootboy

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect,...

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect, since he wasn't a flyer, that he probably picked that up in India before they flew over the Hump.
When I first showed that to my wife, who is...
12-22-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,850
Posted By rootboy

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too...

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too Much Stuff syndrome and trying to de-acquire some of the too-numerous collections of stuff I have around here.
I'm getting to that age. However,...
12-22-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,850
Posted By rootboy

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.
12-22-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,850
Posted By rootboy

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew...

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew about this practice until a few years ago when I started doing some research, wondering why on earth my dad would have put these god awful looking Lucite...
11-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,890
Posted By rootboy

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate. At...

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate.
At least you're not a Uyghur.
11-22-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By rootboy

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series...

Those two guys in those ads later did a TV series I think. Called Svenski and Krutsch.
11-21-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

There are two means of refuge from the miseries...

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life. Music and cats. Albert...
11-13-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 44,948
Posted By rootboy

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the...

If she were my sister I'd keep her locked in the house and shoo the riff raff away from the front door.
11-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 44,948
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x519/fb0ae4ff39f65ecbb0734a2bf38d09ec_5af03c46e233fd7a83177d3f8c0bb3c5a3b6a182.jpg

Just thought I'd add to this thread with a mention of...
10-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x867/beautiful_mei_mei_5_09_b2bafffb2997d3037997287e41bbca40f2b53d3f.jpg
Well, how things can change, so rapidly. Seems I just posted a...
10-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,066
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/599x900/snap_on_box_0abe2273365b7422a5977a1eee02ebccf64b48c5.jpg
Someone say Snap On tool box?
09-27-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

Always liked that pose. All cats seem to do that,...

Always liked that pose. All cats seem to do that, eh? Are they blocking out light? Feel more secure with the muzzle or nose covered while sleeping?
Turbo is a beauty.
09-20-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,166
Posted By rootboy

All this parts decision stuff is the fun part....

All this parts decision stuff is the fun part. Right?
09-20-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

On "talking" with cats. I like it. My wife is...

On "talking" with cats. I like it. My wife is frequently amazed that the two cats "talk" with me, and not her very often. It only makes sense, I tell her. I talk to them a lot. They respond in kind....
09-19-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. This is one very reserved and aloof cat. Or...

Yeah. This is one very reserved and aloof cat. Or was.
She was actually returned to the shelter by someone who adopted her., as being "too sketchy".
What B.S.! I said. I'll take her. She was...
09-19-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 254,502
Posted By rootboy

On names. I am convinced that a given name is...

On names. I am convinced that a given name is just that. It's mostly for you, not your cat. They couldn't care less,
even though they do come to recognize what you repeatedly call them.
I call...
09-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,166
Posted By rootboy

How many times during the day do you wash your...

How many times during the day do you wash your hands?

It's not a disorder if a mismatched set of brakes bugs you.
Change 'em.
09-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 24,460
Posted By rootboy

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot. ...

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot.

Ummm...P-38 Lightning

One of the prettiest things ever made.
09-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 258,050
Posted By rootboy

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including...

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including Scheckter, Hunt, Lauda, Fittipaldi, et...
09-08-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 258,050
Posted By rootboy

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track,...

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track, on what looks like a Bianchi.
...
09-06-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,102
Posted By rootboy

"I know that you and Frank were planning to...

"I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me...and I'm afraid that is something I cannot allow to happen."
...
09-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 99,341
Posted By rootboy

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread. My...

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread.
My old Pioneer SA-9500 amp, and 5500 II tuner
A set of mahogany stands I made for my old JBL L19s, which I bought new in '77
The black ELACs on the metal...
09-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,454
Posted By rootboy

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were...

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were pretty too
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x1200/gitane_16_81bef385546fa7cdddfb6a57ddf3b8b50376aece.jpg
09-04-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 24,460
Posted By rootboy

As I read the situation, which may be totally...

As I read the situation, which may be totally wrong, if any resentment exists, some of it may be that the long term members here are mostly vintage bicycle enthusiasts.
When a new person logs on...
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