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11-16-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Kilroy1988

That makes perfect sense now that I take the time...

That makes perfect sense now that I take the time to consider what the word "side" means in this context! Thank you.

-Gregory
11-16-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Kilroy1988

Some riders actually preferred to have the lamp...

Some riders actually preferred to have the lamp facing the side of the road because that was probably where they were more likely to crash into things... There were also many frames made with...
11-15-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Kilroy1988

FS: 1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint

Hello folks,

Please refer to this thread for some details about the bike in question:

A 1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint on the Road! - Bike Forums...
11-11-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kilroy1988

I think it's rather hilarious how you and Robvolz...

I think it's rather hilarious how you and Robvolz seem to be going head to head lately and his signature line is literally a request for one of these...
11-10-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,022
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm in no great hurry to register but I'm fairly...

I'm in no great hurry to register but I'm fairly certain I'll go. The day of the main ride happens to be my anniversary, and my uncle has a lovely place where my wife and I typically stay in Cayucos...
11-09-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,649
Posted By Kilroy1988

I don't think it's been posted yet, but the...

I don't think it's been posted yet, but the official Alex Singer website has been updated with the gallery page for Mark's bicycle. Notably, it also contains a link to this thread!

Une bicyclette...
10-28-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm not going to comment on this specific bicycle...

I'm not going to comment on this specific bicycle or design but having read straight through several dozen period British cycling magazines and dozens more brochures and free-standing advertisements,...
10-25-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Kilroy1988

dpd3672 Great post, great logic based on...

dpd3672 Great post, great logic based on experience... Thanks for that!

-Gregory
10-25-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, I realized that they would not be as solid...

Yeah, I realized that they would not be as solid as tapered ones, but you've already got me thinking I'll probably just cut my losses and re-sell the crankset. Oh, well. In my defense, I was unaware...
10-25-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By Kilroy1988

Square Un-Tapered BB Spindles?

Hello folks,

A little Google-fu has failed me. I purchased an exquisitely polished crankset made by/for Lambert modeled on TA Specialites design, and I'm quite positive it has perfectly square,...
10-22-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kilroy1988

Okay, I couldn't help but dive in after the new...

Okay, I couldn't help but dive in after the new tires, cable housing, brake pads and bar tape all arrived at once this morning... I spent a few hours also cleaning it up a bit all around as I applied...
10-21-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By Kilroy1988

FS: 1999 Schwinn Peloton 58cm (Ultegra/Dura Ace)

Hello folks,

I am re-advertising this after some slight updates to the cockpit and some new photos (attached below). Please note that it currently has the fresh blue bar tape installed as shown...
10-20-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello all, I'm en route to finishing six...

Hello all,

I'm en route to finishing six bicycle restorations in 2022, which is by far a record for me (the Routens would be the seventh). All six were completely stripped down and mechanically...
10-19-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kilroy1988

If the chromer that my uncle uses for his hot rod...

If the chromer that my uncle uses for his hot rod restoration shop work does nickel I would also prefer to go that route. The little stud is threaded and is an attachment point for a bell.

-Gregory
10-19-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kilroy1988

Doug Fattic Thank you, Doug. I already engaged...

Doug Fattic Thank you, Doug. I already engaged with Mark (gugie ) prior to even receiving the bicycle and I'll likely only need the tube that's brazed into the steerer extended about an inch and a...
10-19-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kilroy1988

Good morning, folks! Thanks for the compliments,...

Good morning, folks! Thanks for the compliments, I'm very excited about the bicyle for sure.

repechage If it gets to the point where I know I'll be keeping it then a new paint job is definitely in...
10-18-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Kilroy1988

Wonderful... So glad you had what appears to have...

Wonderful... So glad you had what appears to have been a marvelous time and thank you for sharing!

-Gregory
10-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By Kilroy1988

Lovely Lotus... I couldn't help but notice and...

Lovely Lotus... I couldn't help but notice and wonder why you're calling the SR crankset a Sugino Mighty Comp? SR is Sakae/Ringyo and Sugino is Sugino. Different companies! This is what appears to be...
10-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kilroy1988

An Old Jo Routens Randonneuse!

Hello all,

I'm finally diving into the French scene with a splash after receiving a box from France last weekend. This afternoon I took the time to assemble the bicycle as purchased...

It's a...
10-16-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By Kilroy1988

Doh, I totally missed the request for chrome head...

Doh, I totally missed the request for chrome head lugs as well! Thanks for the PM, Brent. To any others who might be interested, the Raleigh Professional frame is tentatively for sale but I am not...
10-15-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hey Brent, I hope you're doing well. I'm...

Hey Brent,

I hope you're doing well. I'm honestly still not sure whether I want to keep and restore or just move this frame along but am willing to offer it to you right now since I know you...
10-15-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kilroy1988

Any shop that says they don't want to do this and...

Any shop that says they don't want to do this and tries to give a valid excuse really just doesn't want to mess with the process. It's easy, and anyone with a lick of mechanical experience can...
10-10-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19,839
Views: 2,485,827
Posted By Kilroy1988

I went out for two rides over the long weekend on...

I went out for two rides over the long weekend on the 1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint. Haven't regularly ridden fixed in a few years so it's fun, but the 48/14 gearing is pretty tough whenever a...
10-09-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19,839
Views: 2,485,827
Posted By Kilroy1988

Howdy! This one was actually last weekend...

Howdy!

This one was actually last weekend and I meant to post about it sooner... I rode my 1979 Mercian Campionissimo equipped with Suntour Cyclone, SR and Weinmann components in the Sacramento...
10-08-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,057
Posted By Kilroy1988

I hope no frame builders read that! We only have...

I hope no frame builders read that! We only have these "recipes" because of what frame builders know. No competent builder is just guessing about what kind of geometry to use in order to meet the...
10-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Kilroy1988

Aluminum bars can get some pretty serious gashes...

Aluminum bars can get some pretty serious gashes in them from folks trying to force stems on (especially around the curves where the material is already most stressed from the forming process), yet...
10-05-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,105
Posted By Kilroy1988

My dark passion has been for French randonneuse...

My dark passion has been for French randonneuse bicycles for several years, while all the time I've been collecting, restoring and riding mostly vintage English steel... Based on everything I've read...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,288
Posted By Kilroy1988

I used to follow the hot rod scene in Japan......

I used to follow the hot rod scene in Japan... Never considered what kind of money those guys were paying to put together period-correct rods with a bunch of vintage parts, but this makes me think it...
09-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,137
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thread resurrection award of the year!

Thread resurrection award of the year!
09-23-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Kilroy1988

The Sugino crankset and bottom bracket have been...

The Sugino crankset and bottom bracket have been paid for. There is a transaction -in-progress for the bars, stem, brake levers, calipers and cables. Cheers!

-Gregory
09-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Kilroy1988

Use about 3-4 oz. leather and if you plan to have...

Use about 3-4 oz. leather and if you plan to have it made in a cylindrical shape or one where you want the sides or bottom to provide structural support, go up to 9-12 oz. for those parts...
09-22-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm not sure why suggesting that someone lighten...

I'm not sure why suggesting that someone lighten up should be considered a "personal attack." We can all use a reminder to sit back and enjoy the ride from time to time - as I said, I saw no malice...
09-22-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kilroy1988

Strange interaction, that last one... I took...

Strange interaction, that last one... I took Kurt's original post totally tongue-in-cheek. I concur with the phunny bone bit (which apparently Kurt edited out of his post above).

Also, why do you...
09-21-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Kilroy1988

Frameset is paid for! If anyone is interested in...

Frameset is paid for! If anyone is interested in any of the other components feel free to ask for a price... Cheers!

-Gregory
09-21-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Kilroy1988

mhespenheide Paging you as you mentioned (or at...

mhespenheide Paging you as you mentioned (or at least did a good job feigning) interest in the frameset alone! Ha.
09-21-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Kilroy1988

FS: 1972 24.5" Raleigh International Frameset

See this post:

FS: 1972 Raleigh International Fixed Gear - 24.5" - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1257055-fs-1972-raleigh-international-fixed-gear-24-5-a.html)

I...
09-21-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By Kilroy1988

Although I posted above I failed to mention that...

Although I posted above I failed to mention that I have tried my hand at it, and was going for a more pronounced, heavy line like I'd seen on some early-20th century bicycles. If I were to do it...
09-20-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By Kilroy1988

A lot of guys who did it professionally were...

A lot of guys who did it professionally were using striping tools with roller heads like those made by Beugler. A documentary on the Taylor bothers at Jack Taylor in the '80s covered this a bit and...
09-20-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, for me I'm only selling things that at one...

Yeah, for me I'm only selling things that at one point or another I bought for my personal enjoyment and am not necessarily needing to make a profit, but am mostly interested in a smooth and honest...
09-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, I'm not sure how long it's been going on,...

Well, I'm not sure how long it's been going on, but I've probably sold about fifty items totaling several thousand dollars with perfect feedback in the past three or four years and have never had...
09-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've been on eBay about twenty years and have...

I've been on eBay about twenty years and have sold dozens of items, if not very recently (within the last year or so), including about ten bicycles and multiple automobiles. I'm using the same...
09-20-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kilroy1988

Finally Giving Up on Ebay Selling

Welp,

I've heard it from numerous members here in the past, but things never seemed so dire in light of the fact that you can potentially get some of the most competitive prices selling on eBay....
09-19-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Kilroy1988

The frameset has been sold. If anyone is...

The frameset has been sold. If anyone is interested in any other components feel free to ask about pricing. Thanks!

-Gregory
09-19-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Kilroy1988

*Bump*

*Bump*
09-10-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm pretty sure you could just remove the lock...

I'm pretty sure you could just remove the lock nuts from the front axle and slip it loosely into the rear dropouts to at least see how well the tire fits. I've done that on multiple occasions and...
09-07-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 51,479
Posted By Kilroy1988

Eroica on my mind... Out with the '54 Carlton...

Eroica on my mind... Out with the '54 Carlton Super Python for this year's event in May.
...
09-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Kilroy1988

Howdy, Thanks for the compliments, folks,...

Howdy,

Thanks for the compliments, folks, and for the good advice clubman about the chain. I plan to ride the bike on a usual 36-mile route Friday morning to really see how it feels. Cheers!
...
09-07-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,388
Posted By Kilroy1988

Funny, almost feels like I read that before...

Funny, almost feels like I read that before somewhere with an example picture somewhere just above this post... :p
09-06-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Kilroy1988

Interesting test but I think you need to go a...

Interesting test but I think you need to go a might bit further than 3.6 miles to really get much out of such a comparison... Ideally riding until your stamina begins to falter and factors such as...
09-06-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Kilroy1988

And the relevant literature from the 1952 Claud...

And the relevant literature from the 1952 Claud Butler catalogue...
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