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09-29-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,903
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've been waxing all of my bike's chains for...

I've been waxing all of my bike's chains for years, but because of the proliferation of such threads, I have decided to switch over to chainsaw bar oil with sand mixed in it.
09-27-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,903
Posted By gugie

After hearing a few people that I know switch to...

After hearing a few people that I know switch to paraffin, I think I'm willing to try it this winter. Now that I'm retired I may have the time to actually work on my bikes before they break down.
09-26-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,741
Posted By SJX426

If an engine burns fuel and a motor is operated...

If an engine burns fuel and a motor is operated by external energy (air, electricity, whatever) then the sign of " NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES" should apply to all motorized vehicles. Stay off the path...
09-26-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,741
Posted By Garthr

Over time I've come to appreciate living in...

Over time I've come to appreciate living in what's considered a lower economic region as there are few cyclists and if there are any battery operated two wheel vehicles with riders on top at all...
09-26-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,741
Posted By macstuff

My point of view is that if it has a throttle, it...

My point of view is that if it has a throttle, it belongs on the street. The learning curve for ebikes is steeper and more abrupt when they aren't the king of the road. Respect for what's around you...
09-26-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,741
Posted By 3alarmer

The Bike Snob NYC goes full retrogrouch...

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...I always knew Eben had it lurking deep inside, but he's finally been pushed over the edge.Roadies Are Fighting for Your Right to Suffer Uphill...
09-26-23, 01:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By 50PlusCycling

A couple weeks ago a set of pro rollers showed up...

A couple weeks ago a set of pro rollers showed up for sale on a classifieds site here in Tokyo. These were the big berthas that are found in the training rooms in the Keirin tracks throughout Japan....
09-25-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Funny roller story. I had a set in my...

Funny roller story.

I had a set in my barracks room when I was in the Army, but needed to get rid of stuff when I ETS'd (got out). I had a mini garage sale of sorts.

Some married guy that I...
09-14-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By abdon

Maybe 80% of the non industrialized world. ...

Maybe 80% of the non industrialized world.

Mind you, I'm talking Soviet era, iron curtain and all. This is the time when the government both owned the means of production (your job) and...
09-13-23, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By SkinGriz

Iím pretty sure thatís 80% of employees...

Iím pretty sure thatís 80% of employees everywhere.
09-13-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By bikingshearer

In WWII, three or four B-29s landed in...

In WWII, three or four B-29s landed in Vladivostok, Russia, after bombing Japan, mainly due to taking flak or fighter damage (Vladivostok was significantly close than the Marianas, the B-29's home...
09-11-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,745
Posted By bharrisonb

This summer I rescued (from the trash) a 1971...

This summer I rescued (from the trash) a 1971 Raleigh Sports ... I needed to replace the tubes / tires, cables, and brake pads --- and to tune , lubricate and adjust to get it road worthy. Then, I...
09-09-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,745
Posted By macstuff

American import version of a last hurrah...

American import version of a last hurrah Hercules. I guess they were trying to appeal to the American sensibility of style that Schwinn and Murray were producing. These were Department store bikes...
09-08-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,745
Posted By PhilFo

Cleaning of the Rudge is done. I did some light...

Cleaning of the Rudge is done. I did some light scrubbing with a toothbrush and soapy water over the paint, and used a bronze brush as well as a 2000 grit wet sanding sponge on the chrome. I used a...
09-06-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By Mr. 66

A cleansing of the brake hoodsand the re-install...

A cleansing of the brake hoodsand the re-install is complete,https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2153_a7b791e81e9c9f4c91269c1611815a40a540e8fe.jpgand these clips are...
09-06-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,062
Posted By Johno59

I have six 1920-30s Sunbeams, all with Westwood...

I have six 1920-30s Sunbeams, all with Westwood rims. In 1918 they cost a normal worker 6 months salary to buy.You pull the brake lever at the end of WW1 (1918) and the bike stops at the beginning of...
09-05-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By victorm

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09-05-23, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By etherhuffer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-05-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By Ged117

I'm in the middle of converting my '60s Triumph...

I'm in the middle of converting my '60s Triumph three-speed to run square taper. Finding the right 70mm (as Sheldon recommends) spindle to get the chainline right and work with the existing cups has...
09-05-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By Mr. 66

Here is the winner of the Walla Walla County Fair...

Here is the winner of the Walla Walla County Fair Demolition Derby, curtesy of Melody...
09-01-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By steelbikeguy

My experience was that rollers required constant...

My experience was that rollers required constant visual attention to avoid drifting too far either way.
Radio, podcast, music, etc., was my preferred means of entertainment while riding rollers.
...
08-30-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,745
Posted By Sedgemop

Here's a Clubman in need of rescue. I might be up...

Here's a Clubman in need of rescue. I might be up to the task.

Raleigh Clubman Bike-1950 - US $200.00
EBAY IL Clubman...
08-30-23, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Dfrost

Doesn’t have to be a wheel from a Miyata. But you...

Doesn’t have to be a wheel from a Miyata. But you probably won’t find a matching Araya 700C rim. H+Sons tb14 are quite similar in shape and looks, widely available and excellent quality, but might be...
08-27-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By Trakhak

Dirty little secret about riding rollers ---...

Dirty little secret about riding rollers --- riding no hands looks impressive but is easier than riding hands-on.
08-27-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By noglider

I was able to do it but I didn’t master it. ...

I was able to do it but I didn’t master it.

In 1982, I worked at Toga Bike Shop in Manhattan when we sponsored racers. Sometimes the racers would ride the rollers right next to me on the repair...
08-27-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By Manny66

Everybody should try Rollers at least once .

Everybody should try Rollers at least once .
08-27-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By xiaoman1

Not quite the same ...but I feel your pain. ...

Not quite the same ...but I feel your pain.
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It's...
08-27-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By steine13

On this thread, the following may not even be...

On this thread, the following may not even be off-topic.

>> I had two of these [Audis]

THERE's yer problem.

Seriously, I know quite a few people who had them over the years.
It's somewhere...
08-27-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,945
Posted By jamesdak

Oh the nightmares. I had two of these and you...

Oh the nightmares. I had two of these and you are soooooooo right. Hopefully your battery is in a better place than mine was. That was a 50 cuss word job at least, just to get it out.
08-26-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By Retoocs

Set up the rollers in a bedroom doorway. You want...

Set up the rollers in a bedroom doorway. You want the door jam about even with your shoulders. This allows you to move around but you will bump the door jam if you go too far, but you won't ride off...
08-23-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By geeteeiii

Found the holy grail of Soviet road bikes in a dump

When i started my dive into the KhVZ or XB3 bikes i read about the legendary Moscow 80 road and track bikes made by CKTB created for the 1980 Olympics. Never in my mind i tought i would own one of...
08-22-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By juvela

----- headplate design bears a resemblance...

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headplate design bears a resemblance to that of Capo

do not wish to suggest any relation
...
08-22-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By MeadMan2

Interesting. I purchased a Mercian mixte with...

Interesting. I purchased a Mercian mixte with 110 mm rear spacing from the UK. It will be a winter project which I planned to ride on the Lake Pepin 3speed Tour in Minnesota next spring. ...
08-22-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By juvela

----- Danish production ceased quite some...

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Danish production ceased quite some years back

at last check marque was yet active with contract manufactured product



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08-18-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By tmnguuyen

I feel you.

I feel you.
08-18-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By davester

Fantastic man! Welcome to the club. That said, I...

Fantastic man! Welcome to the club. That said, I must report that retirement sucks because there are way too many things to do. Over the past year since I've retired I've sailed the South Seas,...
08-18-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By gugie

Well, just got outboarded. Sounds like something...

Well, just got outboarded. Sounds like something the Geneva Convention outlawed, no? I wonít miss the constant corporate reworking of the English language. Reduction in force? We fired a bunch of...
08-18-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By droppedandlost

You're not retiring, just starting your next...

You're not retiring, just starting your next career.
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08-18-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By xiaoman1

CHEERS! :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer: ...

CHEERS! :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:
Best, Ben...
08-18-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By SurferRosa

https://youtu.be/CXFsWAkLoXQ

https://youtu.be/CXFsWAkLoXQ
08-18-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By merziac

You will be amazed at the piddly crap that gets...

You will be amazed at the piddly crap that gets in the way of what you think you'll be doing. ;)

Congrats :thumb:
08-18-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By gugie

Retirement!

After 33 years in the semiconductor industry, I've finally hit the finish line. I've been joking with rccardr that he's my hero and I hate him - he's been retired since I've known him, and shows up...
08-16-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,207
Posted By squirtdad

you need a full hand British 531 build, ...

you need a full hand

British 531 build,
Italian sl/slx build,
Japanese build....tange no 1 or miyata triple butted,
a custom bike,
and one wild card (french, swiss, mtn bike, 3 speed ...
08-09-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By jethro00

Everyone's situation is different but I'll share...

Everyone's situation is different but I'll share how I got my stoker to increase distance and regularity in riding a tandem. I didn't focus on speed or on distance traveled. To increase distance, I...
08-09-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By duanekleinhardt

I dunno, that looks pretty crowded. I can help...

I dunno, that looks pretty crowded. I can help you out by taking the motorcycle and sidecar off your hands. ;^)
Forum: Introductions
08-06-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By spclark

Newish member here, reverse experience. ...

Newish member here, reverse experience.

Expat Illinoisian, born in Chicago in 1949 & lived in NW suburbs until about this time in 2013 when wife & I decided it was time to make an exit.

We're...
Forum: Introductions
08-04-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Bernie77

I'm between Mauston and Elroy right on 82 which...

I'm between Mauston and Elroy right on 82 which puts me on the edge of the Driftless area. I'm big on dual sport motorcycles as well and have toured all through the Driftless across into Iowa and...
Forum: Introductions
08-02-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Bernie77

Rural Wisconsin - Old Rider-Racer

Soon to be 69, Surly Pacer with a bunch of nuveau vintage stuff - Nitto track bars, drilled and offset brake levers, downtube shifters, did have rat cage pedals but finally got some clip ins. Raced...
08-01-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,745
Posted By SirMike1983

Got this 1949 Raleigh Clubman in tourist...

Got this 1949 Raleigh Clubman in tourist configuration back on the road. Went for a nice ride last night. It's very lively and light weight - a lot of fun to ride. The Dunlop aluminum Westrick rims...
07-31-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Big Block

By Australian standards of the late 1940s to mid...

By Australian standards of the late 1940s to mid 1950s, the decorative paintwork is unremarkable. All done by hand, with lining, feathers and scrolls.
There were exceptional frame painters in...
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