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11-27-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 758
Posted By Prowler

“if 6 turned out to be 9, I don’t mind. If all...

“if 6 turned out to be 9, I don’t mind. If all the hippies cut off their hair, I don’t care.”

I certainly don’t know, but the OPs behavior reminds me of someone who thinks “The culture here is a...
11-04-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

I’ve enjoyed considerable exploration of those...

I’ve enjoyed considerable exploration of those parts and used to comment on all “those ladders that the state put route numbers on”. Yes, some frightfully steep and twisted roads on both sides of...
10-18-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

I'm becoming well aware that these wonderful days...

I'm becoming well aware that these wonderful days of perfect weather are fast coming to an end, so I'm eager to get out and turn the cranks. I don't even need long rides nor epic adventures. Just the...
10-13-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

Like Wildwood , glad to be posting to this thread...

Like Wildwood , glad to be posting to this thread again. Tuesday, actually, but an excellent ride. I needed to be in Allentown for a meeting so I tucked the Nishiki International in the car too....
10-13-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 181,724
Posted By Prowler

Yesterday was a perfect fall day on the Delaware...

Yesterday was a perfect fall day on the Delaware and Lehigh rail trail. It follows the west bank of the Lehigh River along a massive cut that left a high rock embankment on the west side of the trail...
09-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19,837
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Posted By Prowler

Excellent morning ride on our newest section of...

Excellent morning ride on our newest section of the Schuylkill River Trail - East Coventry to Phoenixville, RT. I noticed this well reflected spot on the Schuylkill Canal that reminded me of some of...
09-17-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^. I have found that the thin spacers can...

^^^^^^^. I have found that the thin spacers can be foil thin, less than paper thin. So like Bob says, I install them first with the thickest spacer on top. When we drive the outer “cone” down...
09-10-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By Prowler

I believe its good to have spare pedals. If the...

I believe its good to have spare pedals. If the cones or cups go there's not much you can do. And I suspect, as time goes by, I'll start to prefer wider pedals as found on touring bikes or low to mid...
09-10-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By Prowler

Live n learn: I had no idea these were called...

Live n learn: I had no idea these were called Chicago Screws. I’ve used them over the years but did not know the name. Tack sa mycket .
09-10-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,034
Posted By Prowler

+1. I remind folks that, like starting into any...

+1. I remind folks that, like starting into any sport or even into yard work, you body needs to adjust and discomfort or pain will be part of that. Be mindful that something could be wrong but to...
09-08-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By Prowler

^^^^ I don’t know. The bike came with a Shimano...

^^^^ I don’t know. The bike came with a Shimano 600 Arabesque group. If you can tell me what to measure I can do that. My bikes are all clamp on shifters so I’m not smarted up on this topic.
09-01-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,732
Posted By Prowler

Just one clue and I'm on my way. Thanks. ...

Just one clue and I'm on my way. Thanks.

see Schwinn instructions (http://www.bunchobikes.com/kickstandremoval.jpg) which is a Schwinn instruction for using the tool I pictured. I would have...
08-26-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

This morning was supposed to be "another oft...

This morning was supposed to be "another oft repeated circuit for cardio, nothing special, no photos" trip. However when making my turn at Lock 60 near Phoenixville, PA, and clocking thru the modes...
08-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,574
Posted By Prowler

I discovered this recently on the way to an...

I discovered this recently on the way to an appointment. This is my '95 Trek 850 drop bar conversion on the Bogert Covered Bridge in Allentown, PA. Built in 1841 it served the community well for over...
08-22-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 765
Posted By Prowler

I agree and have also cleaned a few of these. ...

I agree and have also cleaned a few of these. Easy to take apart and get into the nooks and crannies. I have a very soft wire wheel, about 3” that I chuck onto the ShopSmith in horizontal mode, low...
08-17-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

Yesterday was a beautiful cool morning ride that...

Yesterday was a beautiful cool morning ride that I've done several times. I've named it "the day of the dead" as it includes riding thru one cemetery and near another. As I'm so familiar with it, I...
08-07-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 569,530
Posted By Prowler

Kurt is right. You don’t have to post exact...

Kurt is right. You don’t have to post exact location, just town, state or just zip code. Anyone interested needs to know if they are local/short drive to you. Also some pictures would help a lot....
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By Prowler

I was pretty late to the party but got it done....

I was pretty late to the party but got it done. In 2019, at 67 yrs old, I took my first tour. I'd become interested in the GAP and, as I told my wife, "I'm not getting any younger" and no way to tell...
07-25-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By Prowler

I've not seen such a widget before either but I...

I've not seen such a widget before either but I understood the need. As I have no kickstands and either lay the bike down or lean it against something I wanted a wedge to engage a parking brake that...
07-23-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,129
Posted By Prowler

You may like this bike very much. I sure do like...

You may like this bike very much. I sure do like mine. I did a complete tear down then treated and preserved the patina. Built it back up, mostly stock, but added rando bars, recovered Vetta saddle,...
07-05-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

My daughter rowed 4s at NYU. She would tell me...

My daughter rowed 4s at NYU. She would tell me that the crew would work hard on that synchronization because of those rare moments when it all came together and the could feel the power and “hear...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By Prowler

I’ve first used Manapro Unimilk which is powered...

I’ve first used Manapro Unimilk which is powered milk primarily for livestock (because we had it for the horses). It worked nicely with granola. Saved an 8oz plastic baby food jar to mix it with. ...
06-28-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,370
Posted By Prowler

This raises an interesting aspect to the OP...

This raises an interesting aspect to the OP question. He said “A 60s- mid 70s white PX-10 is immediately recognizable and conjures a nostalgia even among folks who haven’t ridden a bike in years”....
06-26-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 821
Posted By Prowler

….as do I. Clamp in all in the vice and, like a...

….as do I. Clamp in all in the vice and, like a city bus driver, turn left. However, I had one wheel off an old Raleigh that fought back valiantly. Penetrating oil, heat gun, lots of torque, give...
06-10-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 893
Posted By Prowler

Thanks for taking the time and the photos for...

Thanks for taking the time and the photos for this. I’m about 6 months ahead of you and am quite mindful that there are more years behind than ahead. I’ll do my 72 miles sometime in the fall (top...
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,510
Posted By Prowler

I use one of the common digital fish/luggage...

I use one of the common digital fish/luggage scales. I checked it once with 3 gallons of water and it seemed pretty accurate. Hung the bike on the scale with a rope.
My Voyageur is a 56cm c-c,...
06-01-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,550
Posted By Prowler

An excellent morning to be riding, straight out...

An excellent morning to be riding, straight out of the sun (on the return leg). Felt the strongest and fastest in the last 5 of the 30 miles. There's something to this cycling thang, eh?

...
06-01-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 181,724
Posted By Prowler

I was at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA...

I was at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA yesterday and found this in the parking garage. Another row of bike lockers were on the other side. Nice to see.

...
05-29-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By Prowler

Same here but with 30wt motor oil. I’ve used PB...

Same here but with 30wt motor oil. I’ve used PB blaster too. Both work well. Some times I use a dull steel scraper on spots where the rust has “bloomed” up through a pin hole and flowed out onto...
05-21-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

Very nice, Doc. Remind me to park mine on the...

Very nice, Doc. Remind me to park mine on the other side of the earth from yours. Mine looks just like yours - if you rode it thru mud then dumped a load of 2A modified on it, dug it out then...
05-20-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By Prowler

Oh boy, another chance to show an orange one, a...

Oh boy, another chance to show an orange one, a white one and a blue one in the same thread. Ergo, my 1974 92319

...
05-17-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

Sunday afternoon I checked another box, another...

Sunday afternoon I checked another box, another trail I'd not been on. Granted, it was just a snapshot of the trail but I got a sense of the place. I made a trip to West Virginia to pick up my Grand...
05-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 735
Posted By Prowler

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your...

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your photo essay. It’s just that laying waste to an entire town and living and fighting underground for weeks on end while turning the surface to mud and...
05-03-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I...

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I could not help but ponder this today. I spent much of my ride time this morning appreciating how lucky I am. Lucky to own this old wreck of a bike and...
04-20-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

I seem to be leading a rather canal lifestyle...

I seem to be leading a rather canal lifestyle lately. Farmington canal last week, then the Blackstone canal then, today, the Schuylkill canal. First ride of the season on my Nishiki International....
04-19-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,276
Posted By Prowler

As requested. Obviously the long wait is my chain...

As requested. Obviously the long wait is my chain whip. I acquired the plate steel as scrap at a rail yard. Spent some time deciding how and where to cut it down. Finally decided "nah, just use the...
04-18-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,062
Posted By Prowler

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other...

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other stops and rides. Thursday morning I drove to Plainville, CT and rode the Farmington Heritage trail. That trail now has a parking lot at the southern end,...
04-13-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Prowler

BSO is bicycle shaped object, often sold at big...

BSO is bicycle shaped object, often sold at big box stores and have stamped rear dropouts with, shall we say, integrated derailleurs that cannot be removed from the hanger. Slip joint pliers and a...
04-12-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,570
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^. From natural causes or from the...

^^^^^^^. From natural causes or from the troubles? Sorry to hear about your loss. You folks are in our thoughts every day.
04-07-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Prowler

Sounds like you’re interested in the MK IV. I...

Sounds like you’re interested in the MK IV. I believe that run ended in the Sept of 1976 when Worksop shut down for the annual “vacation” and retooled for the following year’s model, in this case...
04-05-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Prowler

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the...

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the loft for the winter, 4 months a year. Nice and cold and dry up there so they're safe and sound but I miss them. They come back down and into service in...
03-30-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By Prowler

Not C&V but because of C&V: this BSO was...

Not C&V but because of C&V: this BSO was abandoned behind the shop on Monday. I asked and was granted. I like to have a bike for my Grand Daughter to ride when she comes north for a visit. She loves...
03-28-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By Prowler

[/h4]“used to straighten bicycle spokes.” Eh,...

[/h4]“used to straighten bicycle spokes.” Eh, yeah I suppose. Truing the wheel must a by product. Go get ‘em Mathew’s Auctions. Who did you ask about this?
03-26-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,685
Posted By Prowler

I’m not a restorer but I play one in my shop and...

I’m not a restorer but I play one in my shop and I slept in a motel6 last night, so - I’ve been using boiled linseed oil (BLO)for various things and am pleased with the result. Tools, wood handles,...
03-20-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By Prowler

Glad to help. Post something useful and well...

Glad to help. Post something useful and well thought out to 8 other posts to get to 10. 5 per day.

Then start a new thread with your request and drawings or photos or both. We’ll expect some...
03-20-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,813
Posted By Prowler

I have one bike with barcons - 74 Crescent 319....

I have one bike with barcons - 74 Crescent 319. I’m self taught and never raced but I agree with Gonzo Bob on stability. I don’t let go of the bars. To loosen the cable I hold the bar with thumb...
03-13-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By Prowler

PRO TIP: never actually discard any parts until...

PRO TIP: never actually discard any parts until the new stuff has arrived, been installed and test ridden. The old stuff does not take up much room and can be very helpful.

Pro tip 2: do not...
03-05-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Prowler

Great! I’m particularly interested in how you...

Great! I’m particularly interested in how you handle BB, HT, and ST. I see you properly masked the steerer to prevent primer and paint getting on the crown race seat and steerer. How to you...
02-23-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,189
Posted By Prowler

OK I’ll crow a bit, since you bring it up. ...

OK I’ll crow a bit, since you bring it up. Sunday afternoon I was on the rollers, being a well behaved noob, doing about 65 to 75 cadence (depending on what the tune was on the stereo) and looking...
02-16-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Prowler

1983 Shimano 600EX group

I recently acquired a bike because I just wanted the wheels. So this drive train group is posted here. All 1983 Shimano 600EX Arabesque. I have cleaned the years off this stuff but you may want to do...
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