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10-03-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,690
Posted By BFisher

Puch Maxis with a 49cc gas engine came in 1, 1.5,...

Puch Maxis with a 49cc gas engine came in 1, 1.5, and 2hp versions that supported speeds from 20 to 30 mph.

Ebikes come in different classes - 1,2,and 3 - and generally have a top speed range from...
10-02-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,690
Posted By BFisher

That's what they always have been. They are...

That's what they always have been. They are mopeds. Different fuel source - same exact thing.
10-01-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By BFisher

Wanted, extra large man who rides a Bianchi

For a second there I thought maybe the bikeforums added a personals section
10-01-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By BFisher

I look at it similar to how DMC707 described....

I look at it similar to how DMC707 described. It's a big, big bike world out there. With a list that big, they all sure as hell ain't gonna be roadies. That's almost like picking different types of...
09-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26,441
Views: 3,817,613
Posted By BFisher

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite! I put my Humber...

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite!

I put my Humber (which was originally identical to a Sprite 5) back to hub gears. Missed having a drop-bar three speed....
09-29-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,366
Posted By BFisher

Yep. Never underestimate the TSF in any...

Yep. Never underestimate the TSF in any transaction, especially when dealing online.
09-27-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26,441
Views: 3,817,613
Posted By BFisher

I prefer the Michelin World Tours for these...

I prefer the Michelin World Tours for these bikes. They are good quality tires that ride very nicely and look right at home on an English three speed. Last I got them was from Bike24.
09-26-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,570
Posted By BFisher

^^Um...it was on the 24th. :foo: Haven't...

^^Um...it was on the 24th. :foo:

Haven't heard a word about it. Spring was a washout, though I did score a few great items.
09-24-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,570
Posted By BFisher

Would like to have gone, but had other...

Would like to have gone, but had other commitments. How was the turnout?
09-24-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,719
Posted By BFisher

Glad you're alright, Drillium Dude.

Glad you're alright, Drillium Dude.
09-22-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By BFisher

This one works great. The leather is .090" thick....

This one works great. The leather is .090" thick.
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09-21-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,683
Posted By BFisher

Rest and Relaxation department? :foo: You...

Rest and Relaxation department? :foo:

You know, it is possible to enjoy all of it.


And if indexed shifting really is a benchmark of technological success, well, that was achieved decades...
09-20-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,366
Posted By BFisher

Alternatives? As Thrifty Bill says, it can...

Alternatives?

As Thrifty Bill says, it can work if you're pushing a certain volume and keeping records (aka running a business). The small timer/hobbyist can use the platform, sure. But it may no...
09-20-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,550
Posted By BFisher

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09-18-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26,441
Views: 3,817,613
Posted By BFisher

^^Full chaincase, too. Nice! Had mine out the...

^^Full chaincase, too. Nice!
Had mine out the other day for a really nice ride.
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09-17-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,570
Posted By BFisher

Let it wane. I'm tired of paying more and more...

Let it wane. I'm tired of paying more and more for replacement parts that nobody seems to want, save for a small handful of hoarders. :lol: But seriously...

Whenever these discussions pop up, I...
09-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By BFisher

There's video out there of, I think, the Raleigh...

There's video out there of, I think, the Raleigh factory where a worker is hand dipping frames in a vat of lacquer.

Pretty sure some Euro brands used a stick during the bike boom. Some Italians...
08-29-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,319
Posted By BFisher

Love the color on that Dilecta! Two bikes...

Love the color on that Dilecta!

Two bikes running 2x5 here. The Raleigh Super Course has a 14-24 Atom block......
08-29-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,070
Posted By BFisher

Great pic, and thanks for the info. I'd been...

Great pic, and thanks for the info. I'd been meaning to get down to the southern part of the state and do some riding. This month has been a colossal snafu. Maybe September will calm down.
08-29-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,626
Posted By BFisher

With Raleigh it's a toss-up for me between the...

With Raleigh it's a toss-up for me between the copper color on the International posted by steelbikeguy, and bronze green. ...
06-30-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,070
Posted By BFisher

From one bridge to another ...

From one bridge to another
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06-30-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 981
Posted By BFisher

This is Agostini Bakery. One thing people don't...

This is Agostini Bakery. One thing people don't usually know about the Wyoming Valley area of PA is that we are totally spoiled with some of the best food in the country. This place has been a major...
06-30-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 670
Posted By BFisher

McMaster-Carr is my source.

McMaster-Carr is my source.
06-28-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,980
Posted By BFisher

Exactly. And let us not forget the sage words of...

Exactly. And let us not forget the sage words of Bo Diddley and how location factors in:...
06-27-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By BFisher

Whew. Close enough is right. Neat score.

Whew. Close enough is right.

Neat score.
06-27-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By BFisher

Wait, a six-pack in Canada costs $20?

Wait, a six-pack in Canada costs $20?
06-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,238
Posted By BFisher

Like it or not - Schwinn Varsity. It's the bike...

Like it or not - Schwinn Varsity. It's the bike that got many on the road. Oozes nostalgia.
06-27-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,980
Posted By BFisher

I don't know, maybe it's just me, but if I'm...

I don't know, maybe it's just me, but if I'm asking for free valuation advice online, and I get an estimate from a user with the moniker "Thrifty Bill", maybe I put that response on the conservative...
06-25-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,381
Posted By BFisher

The secret to his Mafac setup mastery?

The secret to his Mafac setup mastery?
06-24-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 38,021
Posted By BFisher

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06-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,070
Posted By BFisher

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Rt. 92 Falls Veterans Memorial Bridge, Falls, PA
06-23-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By BFisher

Regarding those Ambrosio rims you mentioned, I...

Regarding those Ambrosio rims you mentioned, I have a wheelset with those rims and they are really decent if you can get tires on them.
They can be incredibly difficult to mount tires to. But, I...
06-23-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,070
Posted By BFisher

Excellent contributions, everyone! Today, June...

Excellent contributions, everyone!
Today, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Agnes. The communities along the Susquehanna were devastated. I found...
06-22-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,070
Posted By BFisher

Bikes on Bridges

Let's see those classic rides on bridges. Big bridges, small bridges, covered bridges, any bridges!
...
06-21-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By BFisher

PimpMan, say, that color looks familiar... ...

PimpMan, say, that color looks familiar...

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1964 Raleigh-made Huffy...
06-21-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By BFisher

I did two BMX frames with appliance epoxy spray...

I did two BMX frames with appliance epoxy spray can stuff. One white, one black. I'd say durable enough. Tougher than straight Rustoleum or Krylon enamel. Hell, tougher than the factory paint on my...
06-20-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By BFisher

Sweet! Great color, too. I have an early '80s...

Sweet! Great color, too. I have an early '80s Super and love the ride. Hope you enjoy it.
06-18-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By BFisher

I get it, Randy. I think there are times when we...

I get it, Randy. I think there are times when we all encounter stupidity, deceitfulness, and/or woeful ignorance, and feel compelled to grab the arm of an acquaintance and go, "Can you believe this...
06-17-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By BFisher

Pink.

Pink.
06-17-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 258,094
Posted By BFisher

Interesting thing, I noticed the catalog specs SR...

Interesting thing, I noticed the catalog specs SR hubs, but this bike has 105s. I failed to remember that I have the matching 105 headset until after I'd cleaned and repacked the original Hatta. I...
06-17-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 258,094
Posted By BFisher

I didn't have a purple bike...

...so how could I not jump on this beautiful '87 Roubaix? Almost complete 105 6-speed group, which is in fantastic condition. It got fresh consumables all around. After a minor wheel truing, it'll be...
06-11-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By BFisher

C&V - where even the chain lube threads are...

C&V - where even the chain lube threads are reasonable.


The sharing of information here does not go unappreciated. I've learned much, and hope I've helped others along the way.


Now, let's...
06-11-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,929
Posted By BFisher

ManekiNico, thank you. Bike forums C&V:...

ManekiNico, thank you.


Bike forums C&V: the learning never stops.
06-10-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,929
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, it's an odd thing that happens on BF. I...

Yeah, it's an odd thing that happens on BF. I attached both links the same. If you click on it and it won't show, just go to the address bar and delete everything before the "www" and then proceed....
06-10-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,929
Posted By BFisher

Speaking of subject...

Speaking of subject...
06-10-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,929
Posted By BFisher

Hinault 1980...

Hinault 1980 (https://capovelo.com/remembering-bernard-hinaults-1980-liege-bastogne-liege-victory/)

Best looking 1980s bike:
Saronni...
06-09-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By BFisher

Big fan of the 6500 brakes here. I use them with...

Big fan of the 6500 brakes here. I use them with BL-R400 levers and Ultegra pad sets. Just outstanding. And I'll say that while I am a big fan of Kool Stop products and own several, the upper-level...
06-08-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5,419
Views: 613,273
Posted By BFisher

Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

As I prepared to hit the road this morning, I discovered that the Vittoria Corsa G 2.0 tires were a no go at full pressure on the rims I'd swapped in on my Puch

No amount of reseating helped, and...
06-08-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,929
Posted By BFisher

Personally, I think the pink/red (Kelme?) Merckx...

Personally, I think the pink/red (Kelme?) Merckx are the prettiest of that design.
06-08-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,929
Posted By BFisher

My vote is for Giuseppe Saronni's red Colnago.

My vote is for Giuseppe Saronni's red Colnago.
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