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07-24-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By dweenk

White vinegar for rust removal

This may sound stupid, but I have never used white vinegar as a rust removal soak. I have used it with aluminum foil to remove rust from chromed steel rims and other bits; but I have not tried it as...
07-11-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,831
Posted By dweenk

Oneclick may have me covered. I'll let you know...

Oneclick may have me covered. I'll let you know if that falls through.
07-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,526
Posted By dweenk

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was...

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was brash, exuberent, and off-putting to some, but he was always honest about his feelings. He is no Eddy, and I think he knows that. Times have changed in...
07-05-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,640
Posted By dweenk

Well, I picked up this morning. Nothing is stuck,...

Well, I picked up this morning. Nothing is stuck, everything works, and the tires hold air. Now I need to clean it, remove some rust on a few chrome parts, and service the cables and bearings. BTW,...
07-04-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,640
Posted By dweenk

Not caught yet

I plan to pick up a 1985 Schwinn Traveller mixte tomorrow morning. I didn't intend on buying another bike, but the price is too good to pass up....
06-29-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,194
Posted By dweenk

Last photos ...

Last photos
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06-23-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 44,737
Posted By dweenk

Later 70's Grand Jubile mixte ...

Later 70's Grand Jubile mixte
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06-14-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,194
Posted By dweenk

The bike is finished except for bar wrap. I took...

The bike is finished except for bar wrap. I took it for a shakedown ride this afternoon and it rides well - even with a slightly tweaked fork (blades not quite parrallel). Here are some photos....
06-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,437
Posted By dweenk

A minor detail. Since the end of the rear brake...

A minor detail. Since the end of the rear brake cable is upside down, it will collect water which will fall to the low part of the cable loop unless you have the little rubber plug thing (tech term)...
05-31-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By dweenk

When I was 11 or 12 years old I was forced to...

When I was 11 or 12 years old I was forced to trade my new Rollfast middle weight for a junker owned by twins who were 4 years older. Their grandmother noticed that they had a different bike and...
05-31-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,238
Posted By dweenk

Barely visible. ...

Barely visible.
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05-31-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By dweenk

PM coming. Now if you could also guarantee agaist...

PM coming. Now if you could also guarantee agaist loss.....
05-30-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,831
Posted By dweenk

If you can make them, I'll bet there are a few...

If you can make them, I'll bet there are a few folks on the forum and elsewhere who would buy them.
05-29-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20,431
Views: 3,509,620
Posted By dweenk

The seller has eliminated the problem of inner...

The seller has eliminated the problem of inner cable/housing friction.
05-27-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,640
Posted By dweenk

I am quoting myself here, but why not. New...

I am quoting myself here, but why not.
New photos:
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05-27-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,640
Posted By dweenk

Grand Jubilee

Not a dump save, but a catch. This popped up on CL yesterday, and I bought it this morning....
05-26-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62,920
Views: 9,587,280
Posted By dweenk

I just sent an email to the seller with an offer....

I just sent an email to the seller with an offer. I don't want it, but i don't want it to go away.
05-18-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By dweenk

I have an AC powered Husky mini compressor. I...

I have an AC powered Husky mini compressor. I have it on my workbench and use it frequently.
05-10-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,945
Posted By dweenk

Precisely. Before 2006 there was a desire to kill...

Precisely. Before 2006 there was a desire to kill and privatize the Post Office by members of Congress. It was a long term plan beginning with the pre-funding of benefits for postal employees. It has...
05-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,474
Posted By dweenk

Lots of methods work - sometimes well - sometimes...

Lots of methods work - sometimes well - sometimes not so well. My preferred method is to use measured clamping force with penetrating oil and a light tap now and then.
05-04-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,831
Posted By dweenk

Thanks, but Ex Pres has me covered.

Thanks, but Ex Pres has me covered.
04-26-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By dweenk

I understand, but you must realize that this is a...

I understand, but you must realize that this is a first world problem. I am going through it now with disintegrating Reynolds tubing decals. Take a deep breath.
04-24-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By dweenk

How about Armstrong? ...

How about Armstrong?
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04-21-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

That's about one hour away from me. If I bought...

That's about one hour away from me. If I bought them, my wife would shoot me and be justified for doing so.
04-15-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

You should be able to read a key number on the...

You should be able to read a key number on the face of the lock. Give that to a locksmith and have a key made.
Or go here:...
04-10-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,194
Posted By dweenk

The rear hub is Normandy, stamped 40 below the...

The rear hub is Normandy, stamped 40 below the manufacturer's name, and the rim is Araya. The front hub barrel is too rusty to read a name. After wire brushing it, I still can't see a name. The rim...
04-07-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

Much better. The hockey stick style guards are...

Much better. The hockey stick style guards are more elegant (?). There may be a better term for the look.
04-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,194
Posted By dweenk

Some photos: ...

Some photos:
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04-02-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 180,667
Posted By dweenk

PM coming

PM coming
04-01-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,194
Posted By dweenk

[/url] That is appropriate. I have a pair of...

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That is appropriate. I have a pair of 27" wheels with a 3 speed rear AW hub waiting for a decent frame. Like I need one more bike in my garage. Looks like I'll need to donate one to fit this...
03-20-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

Sounds like a challenge for someone daft enough...

Sounds like a challenge for someone daft enough to come up with an AW hub chained to an eight speed cluster. Three plus eight = genius! It goes to eleven!
03-15-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

I think there is one more thing: "Git 'er...

I think there is one more thing:
"Git 'er done"
02-26-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

So Townes did that first you say? Go figure.

So Townes did that first you say? Go figure.
02-26-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

gster & Lefty gster was a cyclist, boys ...

gster & Lefty

gster was a cyclist, boys
His bike was made of polished steel
He searched for parts around the world
To fix the bikes he had to heal

gster met his match, you know
On the...
02-18-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,252
Posted By dweenk

Shipping (talking postage) between the US and...

Shipping (talking postage) between the US and Canada is insane. You would think that our postal services could work out a near domestic rate between the two, but you would be wrong.
02-13-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,065
Posted By dweenk

The first answer to a "what is it worth" question...

The first answer to a "what is it worth" question is - (where are you located?) and (have you looked at Craigslist prices locally?). Then there are the condition questions and accurate description...
02-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By dweenk

Why not go for a quality 1990's hybrid bike? It...

Why not go for a quality 1990's hybrid bike? It will have room for 700C x 32 at least. It will most likely have all the braze-ons for racks and fenders, bottle bosses, and maybe a pump.
02-06-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,835
Posted By dweenk

An awl, a larger version of the spoke "pokey...

An awl, a larger version of the spoke "pokey tool" for rounding crushed ends of cable housing. Bits of left over inner cable to insert into housing when I cut it so I don't need to use the awl.
02-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By dweenk

I find that sheep are a bit unwieldy and don't...

I find that sheep are a bit unwieldy and don't fit into the areas between the chainstays and seatstays. I wait unil lambing season and grab a small one; they are far easier to use and do a much...
01-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
Posted By dweenk

"The Complete Book of Bicycling" by Eugene...

"The Complete Book of Bicycling" by Eugene Sloan.
01-14-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

I wager that the only components that are...

I wager that the only components that are borderline functional on the 3 speed are the S/A trigger and the S/A hub.
01-01-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 258,046
Posted By dweenk

Laugh while you are young and strong. Death is...

Laugh while you are young and strong. Death is pursuing and is on your heels. Keep riding as long as you can.
12-25-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By dweenk

There is a sticky thread "ISO for Trade" and a...

There is a sticky thread "ISO for Trade" and a regular thread "Pay it Forward" that should work for you.
12-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,831
Posted By dweenk

Sorry, can't help.

Sorry, can't help.
12-21-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,430
Views: 430,973
Posted By dweenk

Those pens really do work well for lining, and...

Those pens really do work well for lining, and that is a nice looking Humber.
12-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,388
Posted By dweenk

By the time the Sting Ray was a thing I was a...

By the time the Sting Ray was a thing I was a junior or senior in high school with a '59 Chevy Biscayne. Several years passed before I was interested in bikes again.
12-08-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,711
Posted By dweenk

My one and only barn find was at an actual barn....

My one and only barn find was at an actual barn. It was a Park PCS-1 workstand for $3.00.
11-17-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,216
Posted By dweenk

I went with the Allvit, so far no problems at all.

I went with the Allvit, so far no problems at all.
11-03-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

I would add that if you remove the cotters with...

I would add that if you remove the cotters with no damage, label them "R" and "L". It is one little bit of insurance that your crank arms 180 degrees opposed when reinstalled.
10-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 3,052,168
Posted By dweenk

I have a few Raleighs. The older models have 20"...

I have a few Raleighs. The older models have 20" (+/-) handlebars. I have a mid-seventies Sports that has 24" handlebars with a slightly larger rise. Like someone already said, the shipping cost for...
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