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Posted By missingspoke

Years ago if something wasn't marked it was...

Years ago if something wasn't marked it was usually English threaded, but the only safe way is to measure the threads of try it on a hub.

Price wise, it'll depend on whether or not someone is...
12-18-23, 05:11 AM
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Posted By missingspoke

There was one at the local flea market last week...

There was one at the local flea market last week in half that condition, the guy was asking $300. It was gone by the end of the day, not sure how much he sold it for but he turned down $200 while I...
09-24-23, 11:44 PM
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Posted By missingspoke

I like the look of those but I may try to fit a...

I like the look of those but I may try to fit a pair of Sandy Beach 26x2.5" tires on it. I saw a guy with a pair on an mid 40's Murray and they fit well and looked the part.
They didn't look much...
09-23-23, 05:03 AM
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Posted By missingspoke

I got this the other day in a trade deal for an...

I got this the other day in a trade deal for an old balloon tire frame. I figured I was never going to do anything with an old rusty frame and a rideable bike is of more use to me than a bare frame...
09-23-23, 04:40 AM
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Posted By missingspoke

I picked this up a few weeks ago at an estate...

I picked this up a few weeks ago at an estate sale. I'm told its likely a '49 or '50 model, (Columbia). .
Its mostly original parts wise besides the seat and maybe a newer front sprocket.
I...
09-21-23, 09:19 PM
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Posted By missingspoke

I worked at a fabrication shop that had several...

I worked at a fabrication shop that had several Worksman Mover trikes from the 90's rigged as both torch carts and tool and fuel caddies.
One had a platform set up to carry 55 gallon drums of oil...
09-16-23, 01:37 AM
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Posted By missingspoke

How long has it been since Michelin sold a French...

How long has it been since Michelin sold a French made 26x1 3/8" tire? (Marked 650x40A)

How long since Goodyear had one made in the USA? With the old GY tread pattern?

I happened to notice an...
08-30-23, 06:51 PM
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Posted By missingspoke

I have three older Schwinns, all three speeds,...

I have three older Schwinns, all three speeds, and four newer "Racer' single speed models. A few have been mine since the 70's, a few are recent purchases.
The oldest Racer, a 65, is a 21" frame,...
08-09-23, 11:51 PM
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Posted By missingspoke

All of the ladies frames are 21". I did go back...

All of the ladies frames are 21". I did go back and grab two complete ladies bikes, a green 67 Sports, and a black 59 Sports. I grabbed those two because they both had minty clean wheelsets. The 59...
08-08-23, 02:27 PM
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Posted By missingspoke

The only belcranks are the stamped style and a...

The only belcranks are the stamped style and a bag of what appears to be Shimano belcranks rethreaded to fit Sturmey Archer.

As I go through this stuff it looks like the majority of it is SW...
08-01-23, 02:32 PM
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Posted By missingspoke

First post here, I've been reading here for years...

First post here, I've been reading here for years though. I've been in and out of the bicycle hobby several times over the years. My first job though was as a bicycle mechanic back in the mid 70's....
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