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07-23-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,033
Posted By SurferRosa

Jonboy, don't hijack this great thread please.

Jonboy, don't hijack this great thread please.
07-23-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 596
Posted By SurferRosa

Bargain? I vaguely remember those. I may have...

Bargain? I vaguely remember those. I may have seen one, like a year and a half ago.

I am down to four bikes, plus one up for sale. I just sold one this past week. It was (is) a great bike. And...
07-23-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By SurferRosa

I use one in the bedroom. :thumb:

I use one in the bedroom. :thumb:
07-23-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By SurferRosa

So why use that narrow rear cluster? SR rear mech...

So why use that narrow rear cluster? SR rear mech took all their cash and now can't afford anything else? If he can afford some needle nose pliers, maybe he can straighten the dropout screw.
07-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By SurferRosa

It is. And the chain is substantially too long...

It is. And the chain is substantially too long for the chosen gear. Bizarre someone would use that cage with that narrow cluster. I mean, what's the point of doing that? Also looks a little silly...
07-22-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Wo! I've seen side cars in my day, but that's...

^ Wo! I've seen side cars in my day, but that's crazy!
07-22-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 576
Posted By SurferRosa

All my old Campy stuff works great. :p Okay,...

All my old Campy stuff works great. :p

Okay, I have a little bulge in a vintage Araya front rim that doesn't make braking the smoothest on really fast descents. There's one particular route I...
07-22-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By SurferRosa

Just insane what people will toss. Such a...

Just insane what people will toss. Such a beauty.

Love the creativity: bucket of water, spoon, vaseline, cable tension in place of high limit... :thumb:
07-21-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd be totally okay with it if it were this... ...

I'd be totally okay with it if it were this...

https://youtu.be/cMK2UfZa99Y
07-21-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​Don't use wd40 in your freewheel. They're...

​​​​​​Don't use wd40 in your freewheel. They're pretty easy to overhaul actually. Use a hammer and punch to remove the lockring. Use the same thick grease you used for your bb.
07-21-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 525
Posted By SurferRosa

What's a "wall hanger"? A bike you don't ride?...

What's a "wall hanger"? A bike you don't ride? Why? Does it not fit? Too out of shape? Dead?

https://youtu.be/x8Tcrf-tyxE
07-21-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By SurferRosa

It's not the skewer. Think about it logically. ...

It's not the skewer. Think about it logically. The skewer and the axle do not rotate with the wheel. It also sounds like you didn't overhaul this hub. You need to remove the freewheel, overhaul...
07-21-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By SurferRosa

All freewheels have a lockring which holds the...

All freewheels have a lockring which holds the cogset cluster to the body of the freewheel. The lockring is usually reverse threaded and is held in place by tightening with a hammer and punch. Its...
07-20-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 129,507
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: yeah that sort of pisses me off. back in...

:lol: yeah that sort of pisses me off. back in the old days when I spent a lot of time with my SLR and desktop, I would have used photoshop on that guy.
07-20-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,984
Posted By SurferRosa

:eek: :foo: That's the way you do it!...

:eek: :foo:



That's the way you do it! :thumb:
07-20-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 129,507
Posted By SurferRosa

Rode over to the buyer's place for beers and to...

Rode over to the buyer's place for beers and to see his collection. Had a beautiful Jack Taylor and an incredibly light Erickson. I feel good about my old Paramount taking its rightful place in his...
07-19-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 129,507
Posted By SurferRosa

Sold my '60 Paramount today. :thumb: ...

Sold my '60 Paramount today. :thumb:

https://i.imgur.com/ESJrPzD.jpg
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The buyer asked, quizzically, so why are you selling it? I said, I've got six bikes. I really need to pare down. He...
07-19-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,135
Posted By SurferRosa

#3. America! :p

#3.

America!

:p
07-19-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,260
Posted By SurferRosa

Huh? The apostrophe isn't necessary. ...

Huh?



The apostrophe isn't necessary. And try to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition.
07-19-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By SurferRosa

. From the perspective of someone who has never...

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From the perspective of someone who has never restored a bike and never intends to restore a bike but has refurbished and flipped dozens...

- Is anything stuck? Check stem and seatpost first,...
07-18-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,260
Posted By SurferRosa

have wrote?

have wrote?
07-18-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By SurferRosa

I wouldn't remove them to wrap the bars or change...

I wouldn't remove them to wrap the bars or change the cables or housing. But I might pace the lever with the hood in, not boiling, but really hot water for a minute or two to help clean and...
07-18-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,767
Posted By SurferRosa

:rolleyes: I wish I could participate! Mine...

:rolleyes:

I wish I could participate! Mine all seem to be one notch below the "top of the line." :cry: After I'm done with them though, they're pretty darn close... :thumb:
07-17-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By SurferRosa

That's called cross chaining, and it's not...

That's called cross chaining, and it's not recommended. Also not recommended that you ride in the small/small.
07-17-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By SurferRosa

If it's really a freewheel lockring (and not...

If it's really a freewheel lockring (and not something else), then you need to use a hammer and punch. If you're using a hammer and punch and it's still loosening, then you might try some blue...
07-17-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,260
Posted By SurferRosa

Intensive are my favorite kind of purposes.

Intensive are my favorite kind of purposes.
07-17-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By SurferRosa

Punny!

Punny!
07-17-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks treaded on.

Looks treaded on.
07-17-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,678
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes, I think it's assault. But I think sirens are...

Yes, I think it's assault. But I think sirens are assault. And really loud bass. That's bass with a hard "a." I'm not talking about a loud fish, though I wish I were. That sounds like a much more...
07-17-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By SurferRosa

Whew! :thumb:

Whew! :thumb:
07-17-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,498
Posted By SurferRosa

Agree.​​​​​​​ ...

Agree.​​​​​​​

https://img.cinemablend.com/filter:scale/quill/9/d/2/6/6/e/9d266e781d09f6ff9a49bd44c2b301aafa60a9f1.jpg
07-16-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,135
Posted By SurferRosa

I sorta feel that way about Italian culture... ...

I sorta feel that way about Italian culture...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1218297-does-politics-culture-nationalism-influence-your-vintage-bike-collection.html

But (mostly)...
07-16-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By SurferRosa

I've used JB Weld to fix one. I filed the...

I've used JB Weld to fix one. I filed the notches on another. Used a ball bearing to keep two others in place. They all work great. Maybe show us pics of the broken ones.
07-15-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By SurferRosa

Refurbish it! ...

Refurbish it!



https://youtu.be/Qg3dF02FQVM
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07-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By SurferRosa

For life's difficult questions, I always ask...

For life's difficult questions, I always ask myself, what would The Fabulous Thunderbirds do?

#wwtftd?
07-15-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By SurferRosa

Have you tried New Shimmer? It's also a dessert...

Have you tried New Shimmer? It's also a dessert topping!

https://i.imgur.com/AoECNLy.png
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07-15-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 62,871
Views: 9,577,043
Posted By SurferRosa

Seriously. A nice deal with those...

Seriously.

A nice deal with those high-flange hubs.
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By SurferRosa

Cool bike. What's up with the stem support? ...

Cool bike.

What's up with the stem support?

I think I'd deanodize and polish that seatpost. And might save the drilled chainring for a road bike.
07-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry, I meant the left lever on the bike, that...

Sorry, I meant the left lever on the bike, that doesn't (shouldn't) change regardless of perspective. The one usually assigned to the front brake on American bikes.
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By SurferRosa

With appropriate pedals and saddle, that's...

With appropriate pedals and saddle, that's potentially a $400+ bike where I live. And polish that seatpost!
07-14-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,498
Posted By SurferRosa

run ran ​​​​​​have run It's a grammar...

run
ran
​​​​​​have run

It's a grammar subforum now!
07-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By SurferRosa

You're welcome. Wait ... what?

You're welcome. Wait ... what?
07-14-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By SurferRosa

I like to match the calipers with the levers. My...

I like to match the calipers with the levers. My Modolo Speedy levers feel so good in my hands on my Miyata.

https://i.imgur.com/RAUTXW7.jpg

... with kool-stop pads for Modolo, of course.
07-14-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By SurferRosa

Saw this film recently about Virginia Hall. Not...

Saw this film recently about Virginia Hall. Not bad.

https://www.signature-entertainment.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/46119_5_A_CALL_TO_SPY_AMAZON_FILM_1920x1080.jpg
07-14-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By SurferRosa

I find it easier to use a socket driver with a...

I find it easier to use a socket driver with a 5/16 bit on those cable anchor bolts. They're easier to manage, and you will never add too much torque that might strip them.

Surprised you routed...
07-14-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe it's a little goofed, but it does look like...

Maybe it's a little goofed, but it does look like the left brake lever is routed to the front cable hanger. I am assuming this is a step through frame with stem shifters, and the rear brake cable is...
07-13-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't think that's an either/or. If you...

I don't think that's an either/or. If you refurbish a bike with period correct components, I wouldn't consider it a "frankenbike."
07-12-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By SurferRosa

I've never test ridden a vintage bike before I...

I've never test ridden a vintage bike before I bought it. Only a couple times have I ridden a bike before I overhauled it. But that was just out of convenience of travel.
07-12-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,135
Posted By SurferRosa

Vote USA, obviously.

Vote USA, obviously.
07-12-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By SurferRosa

At the house here in Seattle, we have a few...

At the house here in Seattle, we have a few species of bamboo already. I'm not sure how to tell one from another except by thickness. I tried to plant some of the thickest stuff we have. This is...
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