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08-01-21, 10:27 AM
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Posted By merziac

You could take the frame and a SP to a shop that...

You could take the frame and a SP to a shop that has them in stock and mock it up. We have a couple of shops that have saddle libraries that you can check out a saddle to try. I think it will depend...
07-31-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By merziac

Looks like a fine, solid, MTB, BSO from here. ;)

Looks like a fine, solid, MTB, BSO from here. ;)
07-31-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By merziac

Looks like a heavy hand with the file and a blind...

Looks like a heavy hand with the file and a blind eye at inspection to me. ;)
07-31-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,227
Posted By merziac

Pretty sure Spence would beg to differ. ;)

Pretty sure Spence would beg to differ. ;)
07-31-21, 11:36 AM
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Posted By merziac

That one would have been a very cool counterpart...

That one would have been a very cool counterpart to the Paramount but alas it sold very quickly. :(
07-30-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By merziac

Got it for them already, see post #8 above. ;)

Got it for them already, see post #8 above. ;)
07-30-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By merziac

Well hopefully that helps out the OP. ;)

Well hopefully that helps out the OP. ;)
07-30-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 552
Posted By merziac

Agreed :thumb: It seems he relishes that...

Agreed :thumb:

It seems he relishes that persona and I get why he would, many tasks become hamfisted when finesse is in short supply and or things go south for lack of skill/patience/proper tools...
07-30-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By merziac

Turns out it was out in the open in the back of...

Turns out it was out in the open in the back of the pile, thought I had seen it, wasn't sure. :twitchy:

Lid at the top 56mm

Base of the pot 52mm

Ht, 46mm

all maybe +/- a mm
07-30-21, 04:04 PM
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Posted By merziac

My nicest Pro came with rims that are blue like...

My nicest Pro came with rims that are blue like this.

I wasn't paying close enough attention when I bought it so was surprised when it showed up.

Originally not a fan but they grew on me...
07-30-21, 03:44 PM
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Posted By merziac

And it's gone, damnit Jim! :(

And it's gone, damnit Jim! :(
07-30-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By merziac

I do know the kit and as was stated, there were...

I do know the kit and as was stated, there were different sizes so.....

I think I have a small tub somewhere around here but no idea where and no time at the moment to look for it.
07-30-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By merziac

:foo: Pics man, pics. If you have a pic with/in...

:foo: Pics man, pics. If you have a pic with/in the tool kit, you should be able to ballpark it at least for now.

And we will know exactly what you are looking for. ;)
07-30-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 213,695
Posted By merziac

HELP! plz, need pack and ship in Minneapolis,...

HELP! plz, need pack and ship in Minneapolis, Hennepin county.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-vintage-1955-schwin-bicycle/7358265427.html
07-30-21, 02:00 PM
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Posted By merziac

That is Brewster green like my 58 Paramount,...

That is Brewster green like my 58 Paramount, Schwinn script on DT is correct for the date range. If the SA hub and the S/N line up, I would say 55 is good. ;)

I need a facilitator for this right...
07-28-21, 10:56 PM
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Posted By merziac

And its gone, any chance you broke down and got...

And its gone, any chance you broke down and got it? :innocent:
07-28-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By merziac

Like I said, a bit loose, tiny bit, no knock,...

Like I said, a bit loose, tiny bit, no knock, minimal grind, patience grasshopper. ;)
07-28-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By merziac

Agreed with these being pretty bad, BUT new...

Agreed with these being pretty bad, BUT new bearings are cheap, like our own labor. :twitchy:

I often use regular thick axle grease and set these up just a bit loose when a build or a bike doesn't...
07-26-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,277
Posted By merziac

Topline?

Topline?
07-26-21, 02:34 PM
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Posted By merziac

:(

:(
07-26-21, 02:33 PM
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Posted By merziac

:crash:

:crash:
07-26-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,116
Posted By merziac

Going to chime in to remind and encourage us to...

Going to chime in to remind and encourage us to check the bolt itself for binding and galling, bottoming out from pinched ears/too small post.

I also always add a smidge of grease or anti-seize to...
07-25-21, 07:14 PM
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Posted By merziac

:foo: I wondered about that too, even realizing...

:foo: I wondered about that too, even realizing the perspective of your pic was very skewed, still didn't see 3 ft. but figured it would play out one way or another.

I think you did a great job of...
07-25-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By merziac

:thumb: The venerable ignition pliers from the...

:thumb: The venerable ignition pliers from the days of mechanical points distributors. Can't say I ever really used them for that but they can do a lot of other work, very handy when you need them. ;)
07-24-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By merziac

You will be fine.

You will be fine.
07-24-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,459
Posted By merziac

You just have too much willpower, not a bad...

You just have too much willpower, not a bad handicap to have. :roflmao2:

Custom, do tell?

gugie, TiCycles, Co-Motion, Vanilla? ;)
07-24-21, 10:23 AM
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Posted By merziac

:eek: H**Y CRAP!!!! And its gone.

:eek: H**Y CRAP!!!!

And its gone.
07-23-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By merziac

Or the cluster, wheel that prompted it has moved...

Or the cluster, wheel that prompted it has moved on?
07-23-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By merziac

IMHO, there is not a single frame built by Merz,...

IMHO, there is not a single frame built by Merz, Newlands or Dinucci that should not be saved, preserved or restored as necessary.

These three are responsible for PDX being the framebuilding...
07-23-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,199
Posted By merziac

Good luck, many very capable folks have failed to...

Good luck, many very capable folks have failed to overcome this.

RJ the bike guy on youtube can show you what you're up against.

Soaking with penetrant is usually the first step.

Patience is...
07-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,199
Posted By merziac

You need the correct puller and the threads in...

You need the correct puller and the threads in the crank need to be good and you need to use it correctly or it can make a mess. ;)
07-23-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By merziac

Here's a couple and like I said, there were other...

Here's a couple and like I said, there were other versions too.
...
07-23-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By merziac

I figured that out, sorry, there used to be some...

I figured that out, sorry, there used to be some that came up. I'll dig around some more.

I think I know where at least one is. :foo:
07-23-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,365
Posted By merziac

All Mizutani's have Seraph "Super" on the HB. ...

All Mizutani's have Seraph "Super" on the HB.

There were 3 models, Seraph, Spree and Super, this orange one appears to be a Spree.

I had 2 Mizutani's, a Seraph that was pretty nice for a base...
07-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,365
Posted By merziac

Pics or it didn't happen. ;) I have an aunt...

Pics or it didn't happen. ;)

I have an aunt that hung out with Pre.
07-23-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By merziac

Yes plz. ;)

Yes plz. ;)
07-22-21, 11:14 PM
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Posted By merziac

Oh I get it and funny thing is the Treks come in...

Oh I get it and funny thing is the Treks come in right below the Dales. Don't get me wrong, I know the original lugged steel ones are great bikes and actually have my eye out for one if I find a...
07-22-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,459
Posted By merziac

I would encourage you to seek professional help,...

I would encourage you to seek professional help, hopefully its just a phase. ;)
07-22-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By merziac

And there were a few different versions as well.

And there were a few different versions as well.
07-22-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,459
Posted By merziac

Exactly, "need" is relative, if there's any...

Exactly, "need" is relative, if there's any question, you "need" to escalate your justification game. ;)
07-22-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,459
Posted By merziac

3 years and only 12 bikes? You need to step it...

3 years and only 12 bikes? You need to step it up. ;)

You're coming along just fine, in my first 3 years of jumping back in, I probably had at least 25 including several spendy ones that I had...
07-22-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By merziac

Pics man, pics, S/N, description? :twitchy: ...

Pics man, pics, S/N, description? :twitchy:

Andy has a lot of pics on his site, you have to dig a bit.

https://www.strawberrybicycle.com/

Google will get you some too, mostly the same.
...
07-22-21, 06:35 PM
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Views: 9,618,107
Posted By merziac

:( Was hoping for a giant 25-26+ to talk myself...

:( Was hoping for a giant 25-26+ to talk myself into. ;)
07-22-21, 05:27 PM
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Posted By merziac

Same size?

Same size?
07-22-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By merziac

Paging CyclesMakaron ;)

Paging CyclesMakaron ;)
07-22-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,762
Posted By merziac

Circling back again just to plug this in,...

Circling back again just to plug this in, couldn't remember where it was until I was digging around. ;)
...
07-22-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,804
Posted By merziac

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1358/193725_528417483841152_82917282_o_61daa1e9b9ca0af2148d2f75ffb0f59c84c31440.jpg...
07-22-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,804
Posted By merziac

And these, JM027 that he built for himself. ...

And these, JM027 that he built for himself.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/picture_034_341ed273b1c3c10732eecb41eab3d71b32123324.jpg

RR150 that had blackburn...
07-22-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,804
Posted By merziac

So this should be here and may already be but...

So this should be here and may already be but here it is again. ;)

1979 Jim Merz touring built for Paris-Breast-Paris but was a bit small so it didn't go.

A Davidson was rushed through and...
07-21-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,227
Posted By merziac

Well I of course put this in the other sport...

Well I of course put this in the other sport tourer thread and had resisted putting it here but now think I will.

EDIT- turns out it went in the top of the line thread.

As indicated many times,...
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