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05-20-22, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Did a 73.5 mile round trip out to the dead end...

Did a 73.5 mile round trip out to the dead end road in a quiet little place called Clarks Valley this morning and early afternoon. I saw a coyote pup that wasn't more than a foot long wandering...
05-20-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,242
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm not sure why smd4 is giving beng1 such a hard...

I'm not sure why smd4 is giving beng1 such a hard time here except for the fact that the latter obviously has some unusual tastes - which is totally fine by me - but there's certainly no reason not...
05-15-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,242
Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's one from the era when that was to be...

Here's one from the era when that was to be expected - a 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow with laid back frame angles based on a pre-war BSA road model. I only got around to moving the seat post forward...
05-14-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 186,413
Posted By Kilroy1988

Tower District, Fresno, 2022. ...

Tower District, Fresno, 2022.

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05-14-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,309,872
Posted By Kilroy1988

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday...

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday afternoon, finished in roughly three hours on the road and took another 45 minutes or so with pit stops at a Starbucks and a few areas along the country...
05-12-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Kilroy1988

Raleigh "International" decal borrowed from Reg Harris!

Hello folks,

For those of you who are interested in the Raleigh products of the bike boom era, I thought a little something I just figured out might be fun to share... Until 1972 Raleigh...
05-10-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Kilroy1988

Getting my priorities straight...

Howdy,

I have a handful of bicycles that need to be assembled, and three or four that need to be sold... However, I know what I want to ride next so I'm getting things in order!

-Gregory
...
05-07-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Kilroy1988

I generally agree with 52telecaster in his...

I generally agree with 52telecaster in his assessment of the quality of riding Reynolds straight versus butted compared to high tensile tubing. Additionally, with the higher-end frames I'm become...
05-05-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

Gary12000 I'm looking forward to building up the...

Gary12000 I'm looking forward to building up the International and am quite sure it'll meet my expectations! I see that you called the 1951 Humber Beeston Clubman your "favorite," so in case you...
05-04-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Kilroy1988

I regret not only parting with the only Frejus I...

I regret not only parting with the only Frejus I owned, but literally parting it out after it wouldn't sell for a time... I believe it was one of the fastest and most responsive steel frames I've...
05-04-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello all! Well, I've been reading along...

Hello all!

Well, I've been reading along with other people's replies and I can't say that my opinion of the weekend has been phased much, but I think it is relevant to point out that this was not...
05-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so...

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so many fellow forum members! My wife and I just got home this evening so I'll have to organize some photos and my thoughts and post a full report in the...
04-26-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

Since I don't post photos of myself much, and...

Since I don't post photos of myself much, and that's the easiest way to recognize me in case any of ya'all see me, well... Here I am!

-Gregory
...
04-26-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,971
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've owned about twenty vintage road bikes/frames...

I've owned about twenty vintage road bikes/frames over the past decade and four have had chrome lugs, those being a ~1950 Carlton Continental, a ~1960 Olmo Gran Sport, a ~1965 Frejus Tour de France,...
04-25-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By Kilroy1988

The OP mentioned that the father replaced most of...

The OP mentioned that the father replaced most of the parts over time, as most riders would during that period if they continuously rode. I obsessively watch eBay UK and get the VCC quarterly...
04-24-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be...

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be taking the Carlton Super Python for the lighthouse ride! If anyone around here sees me out there please feel free to say hello. My uncle will be...
04-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello folks! Classtime Pcampeau PhotonDon I...

Hello folks!

Classtime Pcampeau PhotonDon I had the frame and fork powder coated by J.R.'s Powder Coating in Lemoore, CA and they did a fantastic job. For $150 they sandblasted it and masked off...
04-23-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Kilroy1988

My First Ride on a Mercian - 1979 Campionissimo

Hello folks,

I know this one won't resonate with the crowd like some of my other builds but I'm personally very excited to finally have my '79 Mercian Campionissimo on the road for the first time...
04-23-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually I definitely don't. If you look through...

Actually I definitely don't. If you look through the photo galleries from the 1950s-60s in England shown on the Classic Lightweights website, or in any of the dozens of original issues of Cycling and...
04-23-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

Okay, the '79 Mercian Campionissimo is built...

Okay, the '79 Mercian Campionissimo is built after a long evening at it! Now the debate begins, whether I should ride it or the '54 Carlton Super Python for the short course? Any thoughts?
...
04-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Kilroy1988

Welcome to the forum, A majority of the...

Welcome to the forum,

A majority of the quality frames built by Condor (as with most British builders of the era) were custom ordered and would have been built up with components of the client's...
04-22-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for all of the information, folks. I'll...

Thanks for all of the information, folks. I'll just go with the 50mm fenders as it'll clearly be less hassle. The frame should just take them and the more snug they are between the stays the less...
04-18-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,232
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually, every other person who's directly...

Actually, every other person who's directly responded to your post here has made that assumption based on the language you used, so maybe you're the one who needs to reconsider how to structure a...
04-18-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,232
Posted By Kilroy1988

Strangely, you seem to equate being informed to...

Strangely, you seem to equate being informed to also being among those who are interested in purchasing the collection, and shuffle everyone else off into the "thousands of morons" category. However,...
04-17-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,232
Posted By Kilroy1988

People around here tend to appreciate the...

People around here tend to appreciate the bicycles I build. I'm only 33. I also have a young family, a career, am currently in graduate school and volunteer regularly with local conservation...
04-09-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Kilroy1988

Ged117 Thanks for your thoughts on the Super...

Ged117 Thanks for your thoughts on the Super Python, I'm glad it holds up! John has pretty much covered the bases on period-correct derailleur alternatives to the plunger types if that's what you're...
04-07-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thank you, in fact I am interested so that I can...

Thank you, in fact I am interested so that I can un-butcher that brake caliper! Cheers.

-Gregory
04-07-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Kilroy1988

Cheers, all! cudak888 I was actually still...

Cheers, all!

cudak888 I was actually still out on the first ride when I posted from my phone - I came home and added some pertinent details to the initial post!

Charles Wahl The Simplex Tour...
04-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Kilroy1988

The c. 1954 Carlton Super Python is on the Road!

Hello all,

I started a build thread for this one a while back but that got rather convoluted, so here's a fresh one for the finished results! Yesterday I started with a frame on the shelf and...
03-27-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

That depends entirely on how much water you like...

That depends entirely on how much water you like to drink during a ride... I regularly ride 30-40 miles out here in the San Joaquin Valley on hot days without drinking any water at all, even if I...
03-24-22, 04:37 PM
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Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

gugie Hello Mark, I'm sure that would be a great...

gugie Hello Mark, I'm sure that would be a great way to meet some of you quietly rather than during the bustling event earlier that day! Do keep me in mind if invitations end up being required. I'll...
03-24-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello all, As a Californian and enthusiast...

Hello all,

As a Californian and enthusiast for the past several years I'm super excited to say I've finally signed up for the event! My uncle and I will just ride the short Piedras Blancas route...
03-04-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,610
Posted By Kilroy1988

Based on a conversation I had with a man who was...

Based on a conversation I had with a man who was employed by Raleigh Carlton in the early-1970s, that was just the case - even bicycles shipped from England were often not completely assembled...
02-25-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Kilroy1988

OTS It turned out wonderfully! I had a Sun Wasp...

OTS It turned out wonderfully! I had a Sun Wasp Massed Start frame from just about the same period that I sold some time ago. When I purchased the frame I also collected some period Sun literature...
02-23-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 43,757
Posted By Kilroy1988

macstuff I love it. After I finish up a mess of...

macstuff I love it. After I finish up a mess of three 1950s British club bikes I'm restoring I plan to go back to do one from the '30s. That Armstrong Moth is a wonderful example! Did you have to...
02-22-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Kilroy1988

A Mid-1950s Express Werke AG (Bavarian) Road Bicycle

Hello folks,

I trust everyone is doing well! Yesterday I had the good fortune to pick up this 1950s Express Werke AG road bicycle that was built in Newmarkt in der Oberpfalz in Bavaria. Express...
12-21-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By Kilroy1988

1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint Take #1

Hello and a happy winter solstice to all!

Today a special package arrived from merry ol' England with a frame set I purchased not long ago - I had not expected it to be here before the new year so...
12-16-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Kilroy1988

I guess I've seen the link before but perhaps not...

I guess I've seen the link before but perhaps not when it was so full of examples. I like that there aren't too many holes in anything, it's all tastefully applied. Great stuff!

-Gregory
12-16-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Kilroy1988

Indeed, such things are the inspiration for the...

Indeed, such things are the inspiration for the work I do. Here's an album of my photos from the "knight's hall" of European renaissance armament in the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. Many examples...
12-16-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Kilroy1988

There are some exquisite examples shown here but...

There are some exquisite examples shown here but several of them are probably acid etching rather than engraving, just to be clear, such as the stem and the wrist watch. After about twenty years...
12-15-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Kilroy1988

In this day and age of identity theft I'd like to...

In this day and age of identity theft I'd like to point out that engraving social security numbers onto anything that might be stolen is not a good idea. ;)

-Gregory
12-13-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kilroy1988

Congratulations, indeed! That's the sort of...

Congratulations, indeed! That's the sort of bicycle that you can wait around for a long time for and know that when you finally get it, that's precisely when it was meant to be!

-Gregory
12-12-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Kilroy1988

I think 1960s Italian racing bikes attracted me...

I think 1960s Italian racing bikes attracted me before the British, and language was a big reason why I crept over - that plus the accessibility to knowledge about obscure builders and component...
12-11-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,309,872
Posted By Kilroy1988

I finally tightened up the lock ring of the fixed...

I finally tightened up the lock ring of the fixed cog on the '51 New Hudson, so I went out for a 36 mile ride this afternoon to enjoy the flipped hub... I love riding fixed but it's been a couple of...
12-11-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, indeed! I have another complete set of cool...

Yes, indeed! I have another complete set of cool stuff like the GB Coureur calipers and Superhood levers, Brampton B8 pedals, GB spearpoint stem, Williams C34 crank, etc. That'll all go together very...
12-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Kilroy1988

Some Fine British Goods c. 1950.

Hello!

A recently acquired frame may end up taking a few of these bits, but in fact over the last two or three years I've been collecting components from England without any particular build in...
12-10-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,913
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've posted the 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow...

I've posted the 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow plenty around here over the past few years, but it definitely fits the criteria for this thread as well!

-Gregory

...
12-09-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Kilroy1988

Looks great! I was really tempted to buy one of...

Looks great! I was really tempted to buy one of these (or this one, perhaps) when it was advertised on eBay about a year ago for I think it was an $800 asking price? Would have turned out too similar...
12-08-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Kilroy1988

Beautiful frame! That rust spot looks like...

Beautiful frame! That rust spot looks like something you'd find on an old aircraft crashed on a tropical island... Oh, yeah. Right.

-Gregory
12-06-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,287
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm officially crazy.

I just spent $180 on a set of wingnuts... Granted they're super rare and super cool Harden alloy wingnuts that will perfectly match my Harden alloy sealed bearing hubs, but yeah... Don't tell my...
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