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Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Checking in...

Just checking in to see how everyone is doing.., it has been a while.
03-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I hope you are all doing well... quarantining and...

I hope you are all doing well... quarantining and distancing oneself from their loved ones sucks.
03-29-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26,129
Views: 3,645,380
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.
04-15-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 57,436
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...
04-27-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,503
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Eleven loose bearings (1/4 inch). It will...

Eleven loose bearings (1/4 inch).

It will look like you need one more but you won't be able to fit 12.
04-27-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,503
Posted By Sixty Fiver

When I service bottom brackets I always replace...

When I service bottom brackets I always replace the caged bearings with loose bearings... this adds a bearing and removes the cage which is more often a cause of problems than losing a bearing in the...
03-18-13, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 333,273
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Our big assed cat... she is a Siamese cross we...

Our big assed cat... she is a Siamese cross we lovingly call Thunderhead or I call "tunderkitty" in my mock Swedish accent.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/critterpics/tbutt1.JPG
03-17-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By Sixty Fiver

They were produced from 1975 until 1977 and were...

They were produced from 1975 until 1977 and were a little step up over Shimano's existing groups but still not of the caliber of the later 600 series parts.
08-14-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,211,672
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Got to ogle this up close the other day... 1988...

Got to ogle this up close the other day... 1988 Steve Potts.

http://velocult.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/potts_product_red01.jpg
http://velocult.com/bikes/steve-potts-custom-1988-red/

Velo...
04-22-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 59,005
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I ride my old steel road bike because it is fast,...

I ride my old steel road bike because it is fast, agile, reliable and super responsive.

:)

It isn't heavy or beat up though and that would be my steel framed commuter which is only heavy...
02-07-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,614
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Building the generator wheel is as easy as...

Building the generator wheel is as easy as building any wheel and hooking up the light to the hub is pretty much plug and play... if your shop does not think that generator hubs have a place on this...
08-07-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,280
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The OP's cranks are Maxy... they are actually...

The OP's cranks are Maxy... they are actually very nice cranks as are the Mighty.
08-07-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,280
Posted By Sixty Fiver

This crank is a time bomb... better send it to me...

This crank is a time bomb... better send it to me for disposal.
12-26-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 675,502
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Dang... now I need a frame that does not fit me.

Dang... now I need a frame that does not fit me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,518
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I run 170's on my 20 and have never had a problem...

I run 170's on my 20 and have never had a problem with pedal strikes and until recently rode the bike as a fixed gear.

Just got some Comet Primo's and will be running a pair of those.
04-27-10, 01:06 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 104,210
Posted By Sixty Fiver

The no P content, UO8 appreciation thread.

My love affair with those quirky French bikes started about 5 years ago when I found my beloved Brigitte (a UG10) who carried me for well over 20,000 km with nary a problem... she was also my first...
03-11-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26,129
Views: 3,645,380
Posted By Sixty Fiver

It wasn't English but it was a 3 speed... A...

It wasn't English but it was a 3 speed...

A young lady came into the co-op to get her trike fixed as some punks had taken it on a joy ride and the Worksman trike she uses to get around was...
02-22-10, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26,129
Views: 3,645,380
Posted By Sixty Fiver

We went on our first ride yesterday afternoon and...

We went on our first ride yesterday afternoon and it was absolutely wonderful... riding usually relieves a lot of back pain as it does not engage my muscles as walking, sitting, and standing do but...
02-22-10, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26,129
Views: 3,645,380
Posted By Sixty Fiver

A friend gave me a bedraggled 1954 Raleigh Sports...

A friend gave me a bedraggled 1954 Raleigh Sports a few years ago and I just had not found the time to extract a frozen stem and set to work on bringing this bike back to life.

Over the past few...
08-12-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 2,672,457
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Flat bars are good for riding around the block...

Flat bars are good for riding around the block and for shorter trips... when you spend 6-8 hours in the saddle you will want more hand positions.

Last Monday I did 100 km into a stiff headwind and...
06-12-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,845
Posted By Sixty Fiver

I don't know if this is as much wisdom as it is...

I don't know if this is as much wisdom as it is from having experience with Suntour when it was shiny new equipment on my bikes and because I still work on so many old bikes and can see how well...
06-12-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,845
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Just got a Cyclone Mk2 groupset with a Symetric...

Just got a Cyclone Mk2 groupset with a Symetric shifter (that I can't use without an adaptor) and I will be putting new d's on my sister's Centurion to upgrade the existing Suntour 7 group.
...
05-27-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,124
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Some people get their kink on in ways you...

Some people get their kink on in ways you apparently cannot imagine.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,411
Posted By Sixty Fiver

At our shop I meet a lot of Europeans who often...

At our shop I meet a lot of Europeans who often say they don't understand why bikes here don't come with fenders and chain guards... like them I find them to be essential on a commuter or utilitarian...
03-15-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,191
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Went down to the shop today and played with...

Went down to the shop today and played with "Grace"... my utility Twenty.

Got the dual drive set up using two Shimano 3 speed cogs (3/32) and no spacers, a pretty vintage Shimano Lark derailer,...
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