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09-12-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 945
Posted By bikamper

I USUALLY get mine through my not so LBS. I used...

I USUALLY get mine through my not so LBS. I used to wrench there and I still get an employee discount. Because it's a forty minute Ural ride to get there since I moved sticks, the cables are near the...
09-09-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 571
Posted By bikamper

Thanks. You'll either love or hate fixed gear...

Thanks.
You'll either love or hate fixed gear riding. It took me a bit to get used to it, but when I did it's been some of the most fun I've had cycling. It's kept me feeling young even if I...
09-06-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,378
Views: 610,761
Posted By bikamper

This POS. It seemed like such a good idea at the...

This POS. It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
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So far, I fixed the front brake and ditched the less than adequate Bendix 70 or 76 coaster brake. I've...
09-04-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,947
Posted By bikamper

After two more knee surgeries and a rebuilt left...

After two more knee surgeries and a rebuilt left foot which may, or may not, have been related to the 'August Unpleasantness Of 2007', I'm doing pretty good for an Old Retired Phart.
09-04-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,947
Posted By bikamper

Fifteen years ago. ...

Fifteen years ago.
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09-04-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 571
Posted By bikamper

I hope I can kind of help. I do ride a 3 speed...

I hope I can kind of help. I do ride a 3 speed fixed gear, though neither an ASC nor an S3X. I use a modified FW converted to a 3 speed fixed gear using some parts from a trashed S5. It's also in a...
09-04-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By bikamper

I forgot about the 24" wheeled 110 I bought for...

I forgot about the 24" wheeled 110 I bought for my youngest daughter. Great little bike. When she outgrew it, I had a line of parents from the bike club wanting to buy it.
09-03-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By bikamper

I've owned five. I still have my first two, a...

I've owned five. I still have my first two, a 1981 710 and a 1990 600gt. The 710 was bought new and is still close to stock. The 600gt was bought as a frameset and I hung my choice of parts on it for...
08-06-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By bikamper

It's Delightful, It's De Lovely, It's DeSoto

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember that and I own one. Actually two, if you count this nasty looking DeSoto trike that followed me home this week.
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The earliest Rice...
08-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,233
Posted By bikamper

My 1948 DeSoto S-11 Custom. The trunk is known as...

My 1948 DeSoto S-11 Custom. The trunk is known as the spare bedroom.
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05-22-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,695
Posted By bikamper

I took the 1970 Gitane Mexico out for its maiden...

I took the 1970 Gitane Mexico out for its maiden ride last Sunday. It didn't break and I didn't die, so it was a grand day out.
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05-16-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By bikamper

I had to miss it this year, but are you sure it...

I had to miss it this year, but are you sure it was trading notes and not trading flasks at the top of Bay City Hill. ;)
05-12-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

I think I've seen four Lenton Sports in 52 years....

I think I've seen four Lenton Sports in 52 years. Two on this thread, and two I had in my hands.
05-11-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By bikamper

Thanks. Prior to the May 72 issue, I'd never...

Thanks. Prior to the May 72 issue, I'd never heard of PBP. 19 years later, I rode it. This article is what lit the spark.The link to the 1991 event brought back names and memories from nearly 31...
04-09-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By bikamper

One of my favorite cartoons.

One of my favorite cartoons.
04-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

You might be surprised how well a 50 year old...

You might be surprised how well a 50 year old bike does on a long ride.
Forum: Introductions
04-05-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By bikamper

Hey from the far, far, far, West, almost to...

Hey from the far, far, far, West, almost to Dekalb, ‘burbs.
04-04-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By bikamper

The Chromix would be the original rim....

The Chromix would be the original rim. Unfortunately, my Robin Hood had two of them.
04-02-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By bikamper

I bought my 68 Superbe 15 years ago and the...

I bought my 68 Superbe 15 years ago and the Dynohub was mounted to the left. It still is.
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04-02-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,553
Posted By bikamper

I wanted an S3X so bad I could taste it. I got...

I wanted an S3X so bad I could taste it. I got one for a b'day present years ago. It's still in the box.

A short history of the Cheesy hubs.

The 2 Speed SA is made from a post 1963/pre-SunRace...
04-02-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,553
Posted By bikamper

That is a 52T Viscount ring running through my 3...

That is a 52T Viscount ring running through my 3 speed Fixed FW hub. High gear is somewhere in the neighborhood of the high seventies. Low is in the low fifties. Not great for hills but I live in...
04-01-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,926
Posted By bikamper

This is almost like an oil thread on a motorcycle...

This is almost like an oil thread on a motorcycle forum. But I'll play.

I have wrapped top to bottom since 1970 on every bike I have owned but one. That one has foam based tape and bottom to top...
03-30-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,553
Posted By bikamper

I started riding fixed in 95 on a Schwinn...

I started riding fixed in 95 on a Schwinn Paramount track bike I got in trade for a Miyata Country Runner. Schwinn was too big for me and geared too high, so I sold it for a phenomenal fee. Fast...
03-29-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By bikamper

^^^ The brakes are early to mid sixties. The...

^^^
The brakes are early to mid sixties. The hub and shifter are much later. I have pump pegs on my 68 Superbe but not on my later Sports. Come to think of it, some of my earlier Sports do and don't...
03-26-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,695
Posted By bikamper

Nahh-it's bone stock.:D

Nahh-it's bone stock.:D
Forum: Introductions
03-26-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By bikamper

Hiya. Cheesehead ex pat here. Did the Harvard...

Hiya. Cheesehead ex pat here. Did the Harvard Brevets through the Driftless Area in the late eighties, early nineties. I assumed that the roads were nailed to the hills to keep them from sliding...
03-26-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By bikamper

There's a lot of pot metal in that grill and it's...

There's a lot of pot metal in that grill and it's heavy. I have a second grill that's hanging in my dads garage that will eventually end up on my basement rec room wall.
03-26-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,695
Posted By bikamper

Just about wound up on the Gitane. ...

Just about wound up on the Gitane.
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I'm waiting for a warm and sunny day to wrap the bars. Just like to do the job outdoors.
03-25-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

Most any older style will work as most were...

Most any older style will work as most were longer reach.
03-25-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

I had it backwards, Weinmann caliper on the back...

I had it backwards, Weinmann caliper on the back and Dia-compe levers up front.
03-25-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

I decided to keep the steel stem and bars on...

I decided to keep the steel stem and bars on mine. Just used to them, I guess. I think I replaced the levers with Weinmann, but I'd have to look to be sure. After crashing one time too many with the...
03-25-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 34,678
Posted By bikamper

One day, after the offspring has graduated and is...

One day, after the offspring has graduated and is out on their own, you'll open your wallet and find a twenty. You'll stare at it for a moment then say to yourself, "Where the hell did you come from?"
03-24-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

Memories.

Memories.
03-24-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 34,678
Posted By bikamper

This ...

This
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These
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03-21-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

If it was closer, I'd snag it.

If it was closer, I'd snag it.
03-20-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

I still have my Robin Hood Lenton Sports I got...

I still have my Robin Hood Lenton Sports I got new in 1970. It used to look like the one in the CL listing but had a Wrights W3N saddle on it instead of that couch cushion. Huret Allvit chain movers,...
03-19-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,695
Posted By bikamper

Getting close to wrapping up this one. Early 70s...

Getting close to wrapping up this one. Early 70s Gitane Mexico. This will be the only single speed fixed gear in the fixed gear herd.
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03-19-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 458,263
Posted By bikamper

Finished this 1970 Super Course for my youngest a...

Finished this 1970 Super Course for my youngest a couple weeks ago. Pic was taken before rerouting the brake cable.
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It looked like...
03-15-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By bikamper

Iíve knocked out several. Usually if I needed a...

Iíve knocked out several. Usually if I needed a different hole count for a wheel build and all Iíd have on hand is a TCW with the right number. Or if I was making a 2 speed fixed gear hub.
03-13-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By bikamper

Yup. 2007 Gear Up. Strong like bull, smart like...

Yup. 2007 Gear Up. Strong like bull, smart like tractor. More fun than you are legally allowed to have, tho I foresee some dark days ahead for some Ural owners. At least in the short term. Myself,...
03-12-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 997
Views: 117,115
Posted By bikamper

https://live.staticflickr.com/2899/14039751219_eff...

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03-11-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,623
Posted By bikamper

My 1947 Monark Rocket. Before anyone points out...

My 1947 Monark Rocket. Before anyone points out the incorrect chain ring and chain guard, yes they are. Built to ride, not to hide.
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03-11-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,291
Posted By bikamper

I prefer a good mechanical watch but as I am in a...

I prefer a good mechanical watch but as I am in a different time zone every week and need accuracy, I have two of these Casio Atomics. They are dead nuts to the second. I can also beat the hell out...
03-09-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,300
Posted By bikamper

This is Buster. He's a Border...

This is Buster. He's a Border Collie/Pointer/Terrier mix.
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Buster is seven years old and moved in with us two weeks ago. His...
03-09-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By bikamper

I use a Hozan I got at a swap meet 15 years ago...

I use a Hozan I got at a swap meet 15 years ago for dirt cheap. Great for that one off spoke, doing forty spokes for a DL-1 type wheel because I wanted to go from single speed to SA 3 speed, not so...
03-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By bikamper

The newest/oldest member of the 3 speed fleet. ...

The newest/oldest member of the 3 speed fleet.
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The badge says Huffy but the frame says Raleigh Sports. It has a weldment for a chain...
03-08-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 47,586
Posted By bikamper

Gitane Mexico from the early 70s that I'm just...

Gitane Mexico from the early 70s that I'm just making rideable.
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The pink Shogun fork may go away if I can scrounge an M25x1...
Forum: Introductions
03-08-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By bikamper

Yes he did, Wiel. I believe it was on the Steve...

Yes he did, Wiel. I believe it was on the Steve Allen Show. As far as Zappa on YT, I'm partial to 'Joe's Garage' and 'Bertram'. I had to hide my 200 Motels album from my folks because Zappa would rot...
03-07-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,901
Posted By bikamper

I'm a heavy equipment mechanic by trade, at least...

I'm a heavy equipment mechanic by trade, at least until the end of June. Not many M5 screws to deal with during my workday. Bike wrenching is therapy.

A couple years ago, I did work weekends in a...
Forum: Introductions
03-06-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By bikamper

Hi. I spent a couple of weeks working in SA many...

Hi. I spent a couple of weeks working in SA many years ago. Enjoyed my time there.
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