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03-29-20, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Just popping in to see how everyone is doing...

Just popping in to see how everyone is doing during this difficult time... this really is the thread that never ends.

I hope you are all doing well.
03-18-19, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Damn... 9 years and almost 20,000 posts. ...

Damn... 9 years and almost 20,000 posts.

Looks like my images vanished... wonder if that was because of some upgrades here ?
03-17-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,469
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Still kicking... although not as high as I used...

Still kicking... although not as high as I used to.

:)
03-17-19, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

So good to see you guys holding down the fort...

So good to see you guys holding down the fort here.. .still.

Hope everyone has been staying well and in good health.
09-24-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26,511
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Nice to see that the lights are still on and hope...

Nice to see that the lights are still on and hope everyone is well.

Have just started to get back on a bike that does not have a motor and think a certain old Raleigh Sports needs to get out for...
09-24-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 82,367
Posted By Sixty Fiver

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582128
09-24-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 82,367
Posted By Sixty Fiver

No problem. The 2017 season is upon us,...

No problem.

The 2017 season is upon us, looking forward to more adventures here.

To that end I picked up a new stove so I can make a hot beverage or soup on the trail, it is a 1966 Coleman...
07-31-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26,511
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

It is a 1982 70cc version... bought it with 2800...

It is a 1982 70cc version... bought it with 2800 original miles and she just rolled over 4800 miles this week.

Gets over 100 mpg in stop and go traffic and cruises nicely at 40 mph which is better...
07-31-17, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Honda 70 Passport / Super Cub

Honda 70 Passport / Super Cub
07-30-17, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful...

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday... the clouds seem to be clearing and I think I need to go for a little ride. My back and hip have been a mess so I have been forced to ride...
07-30-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,827
Posted By Sixty Fiver

My custom P20 has a custom made rear triangle...

My custom P20 has a custom made rear triangle with 132.5 spacing to handle what is now a 9 speed block... the original drop outs on a 20 will not allow you to use the outermost cog on a cassette...
05-24-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,278
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The Pontiac Fiero probably had the best all round...

The Pontiac Fiero probably had the best all round gear ratios for commuting.
05-24-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,469
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I saw the bike signal... :) Hope everyone...

I saw the bike signal... :)

Hope everyone is well.
04-15-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

One more before I get back to the shop... had to...

One more before I get back to the shop... had to drive some miles to go and pick up this 1920 Singer Industrial treadle. It is a 31k20 which was a tailor's machine and is ideal for sewing heavier...
04-15-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Another grail machine is a Pfaff 130 (German)......

Another grail machine is a Pfaff 130 (German)... this machine is simply off the hook for speed and power and is still one of the most powerful domestic machines ever made.

It is as smooth as...
04-15-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I knocked a few machines off my grail list of...

I knocked a few machines off my grail list of late, one of them is the 1938 Bernina 117 (Swiss made) which came here after WW2 and was owned by a seamstress.

It had been electrified but was...
04-15-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Our little sewing adventure here continues and we...

Our little sewing adventure here continues and we have opened up a little shop to run alongside the bicycle shop... it has kept us very busy this winter.

Focusing on vintage machines primarily,...
04-15-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The G series machines are quite sought after...

The G series machines are quite sought after machines, they take an already great machine and make them just that much better.

I have a 411G I have been using as a daily driver, the 431G is the...
04-15-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26,511
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Have not seen too many of these but my friend...

Have not seen too many of these but my friend built one up as a fixed gear and pounded the hell out of it for years... the frames are a bit whippy under a stronger rider and in that make a better...
01-15-17, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Thanks. The legs aren't working as good...

Thanks.

The legs aren't working as good these days and I haven't been on a bike in months although ... will have to bust out my snappy new winter bike which isn't a three speed but has some nice...
01-15-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,172
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I prefer baby seal fat.

I prefer baby seal fat.
01-15-17, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

It has been a while... nice to see that folks are...

It has been a while... nice to see that folks are still here.

Pretty soon it will be seven years since post number 1.

Dang.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 56,870
Posted By Sixty Fiver

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2013moulto...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2013moultoncommute1.JPG

The biggest issue with < 20 inch wheels is ride quality and performance unless you do things like add high performance tyres and a...
09-08-16, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

You can buy a new SA 3 speed w / coaster... just...

You can buy a new SA 3 speed w / coaster... just built up such a wheel for a DL1 as the customer is a big guy who in not that enthusiastic about the rod brakes when it rains so now he has a third...
08-09-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,074
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The stock hangars tend to be very flexible,...

The stock hangars tend to be very flexible, swapping them for stiffer ones makes a huge difference in response.
08-09-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,075
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I live with a woman who has a background in...

I live with a woman who has a background in biochemistry and cellular biology... her aunt worked on the team that won the Nobel prize for discovering the Citric Acid Cycle. I have good teachers and...
08-09-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,075
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Lots of research and testing has shown that...

Lots of research and testing has shown that performance does not change very much, if any when one switches their fuel source from carbs to fats.

When I went lower carb (with no calorie...
08-09-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,075
Posted By Sixty Fiver

If you want to argue biochemistry and cellular...

If you want to argue biochemistry and cellular biology you should be better informed.

Quite simply, fat does not turn into sugar.
08-09-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,148
Posted By Sixty Fiver

If you are among those of us who have adopted or...

If you are among those of us who have adopted or are adopting a lower carb regimen it does take some time for the body to switch gears and for some it requires some calorie restriction and for others...
08-09-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,074
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I have always been partial to Mafacs... with the...

I have always been partial to Mafacs... with the right set up and a few upgrades to the hardware and pads they are really excellent stoppers.
08-09-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,074
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I always got the impression that the fixed yoke...

I always got the impression that the fixed yoke affected the mechanical leverage more than a conventional straddle and acted like a subtle brake damper.

It has been a while since I have worked on...
06-27-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 104,898
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Maiden voyage... ...

Maiden voyage...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/fishercommute%20(2).JPG
06-27-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I use marine bearing grease... it is slick and...

I use marine bearing grease... it is slick and resists washout.

You can pay more for Phil's, Park or any bike specific grease but you are just going to be wasting your money.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 153,501
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Joey - Figured that at 50 a little carbon and a...

Joey - Figured that at 50 a little carbon and a little squish was a good thing...
06-27-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 1,536,301
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Old is only a state of mind... :) ...

Old is only a state of mind... :)

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/fishercommute%20(2).JPG
Forum: Commuting
06-27-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 153,501
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Beautiful... despite some bruised ribs I took the...

Beautiful... despite some bruised ribs I took the new old bike and took the long way through the valley.

The full squish was great as it did keep me from getting banged up any more... and man does...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,834
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Hot summer days warrant different tools... ...

Hot summer days warrant different tools...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/fishercommute%20(2).JPG

Especially when most of the commute is dirt, gravel, and trail.
06-27-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 104,898
Posted By Sixty Fiver

2003 Gary Fisher team Issue... ...

2003 Gary Fisher team Issue...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/garyfisherteam%20(1).JPG
06-26-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 983,952
Posted By Sixty Fiver

It was a great find at the antique store......

It was a great find at the antique store... $33.00 is a good price for a vintage lantern in this condition. I have a 1964 version of this same lantern that came from the farm and we use it on the...
06-25-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 983,952
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Looking good for being almost 60 years old... ...

Looking good for being almost 60 years old...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/randomstuff/1959coleman200.jpg
06-25-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 854,058
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I guess that at 50, I needed to get a full...

I guess that at 50, I needed to get a full squishy.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/garyfisherteam%20(1).JPG
06-25-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 1,536,301
Posted By Sixty Fiver

New old whip... 2003 Gary Fisher Team Issue ...

New old whip... 2003 Gary Fisher Team Issue

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/garyfisherteam%20(1).JPG
06-17-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Picked this early 1950's Husqvarna Rotary up...

Picked this early 1950's Husqvarna Rotary up yesterday morning, the damage to the hook assembly probably means this machine was not used for a very long time but I had a spare from a machine I picked...
06-09-16, 01:35 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The 99 is one of my favourite machines, hand...

The 99 is one of my favourite machines, hand crank models are harder to find on this side of the pond but conversion kits are available and electric models can be retrofitted... my 1948 Singer 99 is...
05-30-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 854,058
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Probably one of the best bicycles I have ever...

Probably one of the best bicycles I have ever owned.

1987 Kuwahara Cascade.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2016kuwiemillcreek.JPG
05-28-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

One of my favourite machines is this early 50's...

One of my favourite machines is this early 50's Husqvarna 21 Automatic, built when they started to move away from copying other companies and became very innovative.

It is fast, smooth, powerful...
05-28-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

That is a 404G, made in Germany... just sold one...

That is a 404G, made in Germany... just sold one to a friend in Washington state.

One of my favourite machines is my 403A, it has no built in stitches but has enough cams to do anything you want...
05-26-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 60,434
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Yep... it is one of the plusses of the machine in...

Yep... it is one of the plusses of the machine in that it can be treadled.

For sewing outside a 201k can be fitted with a hand crank or may come equipped with one.
05-26-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7,393
Views: 3,351,374
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Thanks... this bike has served me longer than the...

Thanks... this bike has served me longer than the rest and I have lost track of the miles we have travelled.

The Schwalbe Hurricanes I had been running for years needed to be retired, installed...
05-25-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,393
Views: 3,351,374
Posted By Sixty Fiver

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2016kuwiem...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2016kuwiemillcreek.JPG

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