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04-30-22, 03:02 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Speaking of old cats, this is my Annabelle doing...

Speaking of old cats, this is my Annabelle doing her usual while I'm working in my home office. She was one of two I adopted from my mom when she passed away in 2012, and she was at least five years...
04-30-22, 02:54 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

I like them all, but old cats are the best cats.

I like them all, but old cats are the best cats.
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04-07-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By PilotFishBob

Check any picture I've ever posted here from...

Check any picture I've ever posted here from Memphis in the summer. Humidity and heat galore.
04-07-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By PilotFishBob

Your solution is a good one and this may not be...

Your solution is a good one and this may not be be of interest to you but this seller has that part. #559 - bolt, nut and washer, NOS about $10. Many other spare parts for the TDF as well in this...
04-06-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By PilotFishBob

Very nice.

Very nice.
04-03-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By PilotFishBob

I can definitely commiserate. On today's ride we...

I can definitely commiserate. On today's ride we had a headwind both on the way out towards the east and on the way back in. We pilots are painfully aware that headwinds are the norm and tailwinds...
04-03-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 38,980
Posted By PilotFishBob

The Bob, from today's club ride. ...

The Bob, from today's club ride.
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03-31-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By PilotFishBob

One listed as 54cm in SoCal as well, but doesn't...

One listed as 54cm in SoCal as well, but doesn't give a price - which may mean the ask will be steep and/or unreasonable. But you never know...
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03-26-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,385
Posted By PilotFishBob

I don't think I've seen this one posted yet, a...

I don't think I've seen this one posted yet, a 24"(?) 1974 Raleigh International near Jackson Tennessee, $590. Only NDS full pic but from that and the various close-ups it looks to be in pretty...
03-26-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,385
Posted By PilotFishBob

If you're looking for hoods that will both fit...

If you're looking for hoods that will both fit and look better than what's currently available on your Weinmanns this could be of interest. Or they may work for you as is. $25/pair ask. I bought a...
03-25-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By PilotFishBob

Not that is but the non-adjustable looks like the...

Not that is but the non-adjustable looks like the ones for Universal centerpulls.
03-25-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By PilotFishBob

PM on a fulls set.

PM on a fulls set.
03-24-22, 07:01 AM
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Views: 11,091,385
Posted By PilotFishBob

A lot of interesting bikes for sale - Bob...

A lot of interesting bikes for sale - Bob Jackson, Hetchins, Mercian, Hobbs of Barbicon and more. Some outfitted inconsistently but all pretty nice, and pricing not too bad for most either..
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03-23-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By PilotFishBob

Crossed paths on your last post and mine there -...

Crossed paths on your last post and mine there - I hope it works out without too much grief for you. Be prepared to exercise your 4 letter vocabulary though... :)
03-23-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By PilotFishBob

Also realized that some of what I wrote may not...

Also realized that some of what I wrote may not make sense as I had the cage and pivot springs pre-tensioned - seat of the pants flying and maybe just lucky that it turned out as well as it did for...
03-23-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By PilotFishBob

Went through this myself recently. With the RD...

Went through this myself recently. With the RD over the biggest cog and the chain threaded and draped over the chainring, I pulled the chain ends just taut and then removed two links and connected....
03-21-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By PilotFishBob

​​​​Hey Clang , the seat tube does indeed have an...

​​​​Hey Clang , the seat tube does indeed have an indent in it to allow for a shorter wheelbase and fenders. If I understand correctly frames with this feature were referred to as Six-day models in...
03-21-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks for the compliments everyone, much...

Thanks for the compliments everyone, much appreciated. The frame is so lovely on its own, essentially all I did was guild the lilly. :)

My original intent was to use Campy Grand Sport gear which I...
03-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thank you OTS . It definitely turned into a...

Thank you OTS . It definitely turned into a monster, totally shot the slush fund. Worth it to me, but I do feel fatigued after it all. Fortunately, as part of that search I picked up a few other...
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By PilotFishBob

Springtime for Hetchins

Yes, recently re-watched "The Producers". Finally finished up a project I'd alluded to in other threads without specifics, a 1950 Hetchins - either a SuperSport or a Nulli Secundus. Based what I've...
03-20-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,385
Posted By PilotFishBob

Basso Gap, $500 in Memphis. No idea of relative...

Basso Gap, $500 in Memphis. No idea of relative value on these (and too lazy to do a search) but it's outfitted with Campag SR and what appears to be higher-end Columbus tubing so... Paint chipping...
03-17-22, 05:12 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Misphrasing on my part, I meant dear to the bank...

Misphrasing on my part, I meant dear to the bank account. I agree the bike is worth the ask.
03-16-22, 05:21 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

63cm Gillott. A bit dear at $1200, but if you're...

63cm Gillott. A bit dear at $1200, but if you're an Anglophile it might be your thing. Equipped with 50's/60's gear.
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03-13-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By PilotFishBob

I had a similar problem with a cartridge type...

I had a similar problem with a cartridge type headset on my Colnago and Campy Delta's. Purchased some Problem Solvers 22 mm nuts on the 'Zon which gave me plenty of thread to compensate for some...
03-13-22, 06:44 AM
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Views: 11,091,385
Posted By PilotFishBob

61cm Bridgestone RB-1 in the Huntsville area for...

61cm Bridgestone RB-1 in the Huntsville area for $400. Just a couple of pics but it looks decent.

https://huntsville.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-xl-road-bike-bridgestone-rb/7457322704.html...
03-12-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,097
Posted By PilotFishBob

Meanwhile, morning in Memphis... A cup of...

Meanwhile, morning in Memphis... A cup of coffee, cat in lap, reading this with a dose of envy on the side. Great thread.
02-22-22, 07:53 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

^ ^. Nice. And halfway across the continent from...

^ ^. Nice. And halfway across the continent from me of course, undoubtedly a good thing. :)
01-18-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

C9H13N , thanks. I watched it for a week or so...

C9H13N , thanks. I watched it for a week or so myself before I finally decided to make an offer to the seller. I'd done previous business with him and he's usually easy to work with, mostly offers...
01-18-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks guys, very interesting. Oh well, I had...

Thanks guys, very interesting. Oh well, I had figured identification would be a long shot and for now I'll let that go. Maybe at some point someone will walk up and say "Hey that's a...." Great if...
01-17-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Today I got a chance to take off the fixed cup...

Today I got a chance to take off the fixed cup and actually get a full view of the tube joining in the bottom bracket. Interesting to say the least, what appear to be "nails" intruding into the tube...
01-17-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,678
Posted By PilotFishBob

I am all of them: Rider, Wrencher, Collector. ...

I am all of them: Rider, Wrencher, Collector. I'm the typical jack of all trades and master of none, knowing what I know but not sure what I don't. Admittedly, a mild case of both ADD and...
01-16-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks Wildwood. Doug, stay width measures about...

Thanks Wildwood. Doug, stay width measures about 115 rear and 98 front, fork from center brake hole to top of dropout slot 365mm. Drive side dropout on the rear is bent inwards a bit, which may have...
01-16-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks MH, I'll pm you. The offers of assistance...

Thanks MH, I'll pm you. The offers of assistance with this one have been much appreciated. I have a firm vision of where I will go with it now. I normally don't do them (chronic neglect to take...
01-15-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By PilotFishBob

My 1972 Professional, it's made a few appearances...

My 1972 Professional, it's made a few appearances in the forum. You can get the decals at cyclomondo. Gotta have the checkerboards. ;)
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01-15-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By PilotFishBob

^^ Ah vanity, the things we do in thy name. ;) ...

^^ Ah vanity, the things we do in thy name. ;) Mea culpa on that, cycling wise at least.
01-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By PilotFishBob

Gripfast made rear wing nuts with wrench...

Gripfast made rear wing nuts with wrench landings, basically an integrated hex nut. Gives the look with a little more security if you still want to go that route. Search on the bay, there is usually...
01-11-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By PilotFishBob

^^ I seem to remember reading somewhere that the...

^^ I seem to remember reading somewhere that the cage angle change from vertical on the upshift acts as a slight ramp and improves shifting over the push-rod type Simplex FD's. Take that with a grain...
01-11-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,270
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have an obsessive compulsive streak when it...

I have an obsessive compulsive streak when it comes to components correctness, but I keep it under control with respect to budget and time. Certain bikes demand that treatment, others not so much.
01-10-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 329,604
Posted By PilotFishBob

My eldest cat, female, has it. She also has...

My eldest cat, female, has it. She also has hypertension and diabetes, a few issues. I give her a topical application of Methimazole in her ear twice daily to control the thyroid problem. I have...
01-09-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks obrentharris , I'll be sure to follow up...

Thanks obrentharris , I'll be sure to follow up with you.
01-09-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks everyone. Doug Fattic , I read your...

Thanks everyone. Doug Fattic , I read your writings here and elsewhere on frame building, including your time in the UK. Good stuff. From that and other reading I had gathered that at the time...
01-09-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks juvela, did some digging based on that and...

Thanks juvela, did some digging based on that and I see a few British frames in the 40's-50's time frame using EKLA fork crowns and/or lugs ( I'm assuming the lugs on this frame are not EKLA). No...
01-09-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

^^ " Frame of reference" I see what you did...

^^ " Frame of reference" I see what you did there... :)
01-09-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ah, so of course I omit important info - thanks...

Ah, so of course I omit important info - thanks for the nudge. Seat tube top calipers out at 27.23 but a bit tight for a 27.2 - possibly a little out of round but a 27.0 seat post fits nicely. I...
01-09-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By PilotFishBob

Enter the Unidentified Frame

November and December of 2021 threw some unexpected pickups my way, which will necessitate some current members of the collection going to new homes this year to accommodate. Among the additions I...
12-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,022
Posted By PilotFishBob

Some nice rides going out the doors in this...

Some nice rides going out the doors in this thread, and I fully commiserate. In 2020 I moved a total of 9, clearing up much-needed room. This year only two: The DL-1 was a flip, but I really hated...
12-24-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,385
Posted By PilotFishBob

$325 Circuit in what looks to be fairly good...

$325 Circuit in what looks to be fairly good condition. Could be a decent pickup for someone in the Nashville / Huntsville / Chattanooga area - Tullahoma is just a little out of the way...
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12-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,685
Posted By PilotFishBob

I rode mine just last week. Despite being rigged...

I rode mine just last week. Despite being rigged out in full randonneur mode, it feels incredibly light and nimble. It's one of those I was thinking of selling this spring but riding it has convinced...
12-14-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By PilotFishBob

Agreed on the Top 63's, seem to be serious...

Agreed on the Top 63's, seem to be serious collectors items. Set sold on the bay for +$320 a couple weeks ago.
12-12-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ouch.

Ouch.
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