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09-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,086
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thread resurrection award of the year!

Thread resurrection award of the year!
09-23-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Kilroy1988

The Sugino crankset and bottom bracket have been...

The Sugino crankset and bottom bracket have been paid for. There is a transaction -in-progress for the bars, stem, brake levers, calipers and cables. Cheers!

-Gregory
09-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Kilroy1988

Use about 3-4 oz. leather and if you plan to have...

Use about 3-4 oz. leather and if you plan to have it made in a cylindrical shape or one where you want the sides or bottom to provide structural support, go up to 9-12 oz. for those parts...
09-22-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,364
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm not sure why suggesting that someone lighten...

I'm not sure why suggesting that someone lighten up should be considered a "personal attack." We can all use a reminder to sit back and enjoy the ride from time to time - as I said, I saw no malice...
09-22-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,364
Posted By Kilroy1988

Strange interaction, that last one... I took...

Strange interaction, that last one... I took Kurt's original post totally tongue-in-cheek. I concur with the phunny bone bit (which apparently Kurt edited out of his post above).

Also, why do you...
09-21-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

Frameset is paid for! If anyone is interested in...

Frameset is paid for! If anyone is interested in any of the other components feel free to ask for a price... Cheers!

-Gregory
09-21-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

mhespenheide Paging you as you mentioned (or at...

mhespenheide Paging you as you mentioned (or at least did a good job feigning) interest in the frameset alone! Ha.
09-21-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

FS: 1972 24.5" Raleigh International Frameset

See this post:

FS: 1972 Raleigh International Fixed Gear - 24.5" - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1257055-fs-1972-raleigh-international-fixed-gear-24-5-a.html)

I...
09-21-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Kilroy1988

Although I posted above I failed to mention that...

Although I posted above I failed to mention that I have tried my hand at it, and was going for a more pronounced, heavy line like I'd seen on some early-20th century bicycles. If I were to do it...
09-20-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Kilroy1988

A lot of guys who did it professionally were...

A lot of guys who did it professionally were using striping tools with roller heads like those made by Beugler. A documentary on the Taylor bothers at Jack Taylor in the '80s covered this a bit and...
09-20-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,364
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, for me I'm only selling things that at one...

Yeah, for me I'm only selling things that at one point or another I bought for my personal enjoyment and am not necessarily needing to make a profit, but am mostly interested in a smooth and honest...
09-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,364
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, I'm not sure how long it's been going on,...

Well, I'm not sure how long it's been going on, but I've probably sold about fifty items totaling several thousand dollars with perfect feedback in the past three or four years and have never had...
09-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,364
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've been on eBay about twenty years and have...

I've been on eBay about twenty years and have sold dozens of items, if not very recently (within the last year or so), including about ten bicycles and multiple automobiles. I'm using the same...
09-20-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,364
Posted By Kilroy1988

Finally Giving Up on Ebay Selling

Welp,

I've heard it from numerous members here in the past, but things never seemed so dire in light of the fact that you can potentially get some of the most competitive prices selling on eBay....
09-19-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Kilroy1988

The frameset has been sold. If anyone is...

The frameset has been sold. If anyone is interested in any other components feel free to ask about pricing. Thanks!

-Gregory
09-19-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

*Bump*

*Bump*
09-10-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm pretty sure you could just remove the lock...

I'm pretty sure you could just remove the lock nuts from the front axle and slip it loosely into the rear dropouts to at least see how well the tire fits. I've done that on multiple occasions and...
09-07-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 50,060
Posted By Kilroy1988

Eroica on my mind... Out with the '54 Carlton...

Eroica on my mind... Out with the '54 Carlton Super Python for this year's event in May.
...
09-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Kilroy1988

Howdy, Thanks for the compliments, folks,...

Howdy,

Thanks for the compliments, folks, and for the good advice clubman about the chain. I plan to ride the bike on a usual 36-mile route Friday morning to really see how it feels. Cheers!
...
09-07-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By Kilroy1988

Funny, almost feels like I read that before...

Funny, almost feels like I read that before somewhere with an example picture somewhere just above this post... :p
09-06-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Kilroy1988

Interesting test but I think you need to go a...

Interesting test but I think you need to go a might bit further than 3.6 miles to really get much out of such a comparison... Ideally riding until your stamina begins to falter and factors such as...
09-06-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Kilroy1988

And the relevant literature from the 1952 Claud...

And the relevant literature from the 1952 Claud Butler catalogue...
...
09-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Kilroy1988

A 1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint on the Road!

Hello all,

I shared this 1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint frameset out of excitement sometime after receiving it from a fellow enthusiast in England last year and it's been sitting quietly...
09-05-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,033
Posted By Kilroy1988

I just wear leather driving gloves. They can be...

I just wear leather driving gloves. They can be had on eBay for a dime a dozen compared to things that are marketed as eroica ready... Not so sure about long-term durability compared to more...
09-05-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 384,024
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sorry, I know he's not on a bicycle and I'm not...

Sorry, I know he's not on a bicycle and I'm not sure if this one's been posted before... But here's one of Robin Williams during a visit to the Alex Singer shop in Paris- one of several uploaded to...
09-04-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,274
Posted By Kilroy1988

What's the story with this one? Mercian is near...

What's the story with this one? Mercian is near the top of my list due to their heritage, a couple of models they offer in particular, and what are usually pretty good reviews about the quality of...
09-04-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Kilroy1988

Bump! Hope everyone here stateside has a safe...

Bump! Hope everyone here stateside has a safe Labor Day, and to everyone else that the weekend is going well in general. Cheers!

-Gregory
09-04-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kilroy1988

I shared a while back about a 1982 Pro-Miyata...

I shared a while back about a 1982 Pro-Miyata that was gifted to me by the original owner. It had been in storage for some time but he rode the hell out of it back in the day, so between those two...
09-03-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Kilroy1988

58cm 1974 Alex Singer Corsa on eBay

Alex Singer Corsa frameset | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/284953299692)

Something special, something slightly too small for me... Feel as though it could find a good home around here if anyone...
09-03-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Kilroy1988

Not exactly, but if you go a'hunting on the...

Not exactly, but if you go a'hunting on the internet you'll find that numerous makers are building similar frames these days. Good luck with the search! If I were to get something similar I'd go for...
09-01-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Kilroy1988

Good luck with your sale! I was just ogling one...

Good luck with your sale! I was just ogling one that Brian Chapman recently restored... Very tastefully upgraded to a modern drivetrain and laid down the fresh paint beautifully!

By the way, is...
09-01-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By Kilroy1988

They were definitely spray painted in a paint...

They were definitely spray painted in a paint booth with air compressor paint guns. This technique dates back to the 1880s and almost all industrial painting by the turn of the century would have...
08-31-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Kilroy1988

albrt I'm afraid that I could not locate a serial...

albrt I'm afraid that I could not locate a serial # on the bottom bracket or on either of the dropouts on this frame. Sorry to not be of more help. Cheers!

-Gregory
08-30-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

Three items have been paid for. I am not removing...

Three items have been paid for. I am not removing the photos from the Flickr album so if they do not appear in the first post they are sold. Cheers!

-Gregory
08-30-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Kilroy1988

Howdy, Brian! The Flyer looks great and I'm glad...

Howdy, Brian! The Flyer looks great and I'm glad to see it on the road again... Our conversation about my purchasing the frame a couple years ago sort of vanished into thin air although I almost...
08-29-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

FS: 1950s British Components

Hello folks,

For your consideration is a selection of 1940s-1940s British components that I have collected for builds over the past few years and ended up not using after all. Below is a link to a...
08-29-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Kilroy1988

Bump! This one's going up on eBay but I'd much...

Bump! This one's going up on eBay but I'd much prefer to sell it here. The price is now $400 + shipping and I'll have to part it back out before going any lower. Cheers!
08-29-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By Kilroy1988

Although steelbikeguy suggested a comparison...

Although steelbikeguy suggested a comparison between this bicycle and the "art bikes" he shared an article about, no one else here has remotely insinuated that Mr. Mercet built this bicycle in this...
08-29-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kilroy1988

Spellscape That turned out wonderfully! A very...

Spellscape That turned out wonderfully! A very clean and tasteful restoration... Cheers!

-Gregory
08-29-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By Kilroy1988

You must be the arrogant Swiss person everyone's...

You must be the arrogant Swiss person everyone's been annoyed by lately. A pleasure to meet you.
08-28-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,448,433
Posted By Kilroy1988

I went up to Three Rivers this morning from here...

I went up to Three Rivers this morning from here in Visalia, came to a 72.8-mile round trip meandering through the countryside then up past Lake Kaweah. Took the '79 Mercian and was challenged by a...
08-27-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By Kilroy1988

A good Saturday morning to you all, ...

A good Saturday morning to you all,

steelbikeguy I have not yet had a custom frame made and it is something that I've wanted to do for several years. While I was still having a great time hunting...
08-26-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kilroy1988

At the moment the 1979 Mercian Campionissimo is...

At the moment the 1979 Mercian Campionissimo is my only 10-speed, and since it seems on topic I'll mention that the SR Apex crankset with the 86 BCD started life as a triple, and I will soon be...
08-26-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By Kilroy1988

I do think it looks awesome, don't get me...

I do think it looks awesome, don't get me wrong... I spent a couple months researching used carbon framesets with aspects like geometry, comfort and quality control being important to me, and settled...
08-26-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By Kilroy1988

Being Faithful to C&V

Good morning, folks,

I hope all are well! I'm about to take off on a ride on my recently acquired 2012 Look 675. It's a great bicycle, the first carbon fiber frame I've owned in about a decade and...
08-25-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

Any information on the tubing you can share? I...

Any information on the tubing you can share? I spent a reasonable amount of time searching for information and not a single thing came up about Reynolds 565 tubing.
08-25-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Kilroy1988

Pretty sure those are both fake decals. Can't...

Pretty sure those are both fake decals. Can't find a lick about them even on the Reynolds website and I've never seen either before. If I'm wrong I'm happy to be enlightened.

Also, very odd to...
08-25-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,310
Posted By Kilroy1988

Didn't you already post about both of those...

Didn't you already post about both of those bicycles in this thread more than two years ago?
08-24-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thank you. I put it in storage at the family...

Thank you. I put it in storage at the family house out in the country, so I'll have to get back to you about that sometime just before or during the weekend while I'm out there. Cheers!

-Gregory
08-24-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By Kilroy1988

So that 1985 fillet brazed example is rather...

So that 1985 fillet brazed example is rather excellent, in my opinion. Functional with great attention to detail and smartly equipped except for the awkward triple chainrings. Thanks for sharing!
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