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Forum: Introductions
05-18-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Velo Mule

Welcome. Coaster brake enthusiasts are not as...

Welcome. Coaster brake enthusiasts are not as well represented here at BikeForums. So, we are going to need pictures. Our Cruiser forum has been slow lately and many cruisers now sport...
05-18-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By Velo Mule

Those are the 'bars that Greg Lemond used, if I...

Those are the 'bars that Greg Lemond used, if I remember that correctly. They may be period correct to the bike, but traditional drop bars without the extensions may work as well and look a bit...
05-16-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,878
Posted By Velo Mule

You have an enviable collection of bikes JaccoW...

You have an enviable collection of bikes JaccoW . I am mesmerized by the Koga-Miyata gravel/camper/bikepacker. There is a lot going on there. Three water bottles. That would have to be a custom...
05-13-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,016
Posted By Velo Mule

It is actually pretty old. I remember trying it...

It is actually pretty old. I remember trying it and liking it back in the early '80's. What kept me from continuing is that it was not so easy to do back then. Wax has gained more a following...
05-13-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,016
Posted By Velo Mule

I am using a rice cooker that I bought used. On...

I am using a rice cooker that I bought used. On "Cook" it melts it to a watery consistency. So I turn it on Cook to start it off, lower it to warm wait about 15 or so minutes and place the chain in...
05-10-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,878
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn Continental with fenders

The fender installation was just completed. I only took it for a short shakedown spin. So far, so good. These are Velo Orange Stainless steel fenders. I am not counting grams on this bike. (shhh. I...
05-10-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Velo Mule

These were ordinally silkscreen or pad printed...

These were ordinally silkscreen or pad printed on. Although these process are usually durable for most products, on the crank they were rubbed and didn't last. So most examples will have the logo...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Velo Mule

It think this is a good topic. I saved a pair of...

It think this is a good topic. I saved a pair of worn out leather shoes for mudflaps. The top portion of the shoe is what I am planning on making the mudflap from. But rubber and thin plastic also...
05-08-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Velo Mule

It sounds like it is close, Is it possible to...

It sounds like it is close, Is it possible to disassemble the pump to place a spacer between the spring and the pump body? You could also stretch the spring so that it has a longer free height and...
05-08-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 560,386
Posted By Velo Mule

Fenders for the Schwinn Continental

I finally settled on the choice of fenders for the Continental. Velo Orange Stainless steel.
...
05-05-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Velo Mule

Pictures are the key. You are too new to post...

Pictures are the key. You are too new to post pictures directly in the thread. You need 10 posts. Do two things.

1. Reply to some posts here on BikeForums. This thread is pretty neat to check...
05-03-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the picture. That is a good looking...

Thanks for the picture. That is a good looking bike Swamp Yankee. I think if it were mine, and keeping in mind how original it is, I would leave the original galvanized spokes. I can't see rust...
05-02-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Velo Mule

@Markwesti you beat me to it. I saw the video...

@Markwesti you beat me to it. I saw the video this weekend. I watch Fireball Tools pretty regularly. Yes, he is a metal worker that has been going through old issues of Popular mechanics to...
04-28-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Velo Mule

These later Schwinn Ashtabula crankset have a...

These later Schwinn Ashtabula crankset have a diamond cross-section to them. You may also find them on 10 speed Suburbans. Be careful about the length. It may be possible that step through frame may...
04-28-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By Velo Mule

I like building wheels for my bikes. That is,...

I like building wheels for my bikes. That is, using the same hub and rim if they are good enough, and replacing the original galvanized spokes. I am probably the oddball for this, but that is ok. My...
04-28-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Velo Mule

That is a Schwinn World. Schwinn used that name...

That is a Schwinn World. Schwinn used that name throughout it history on various different bikes. This one was built by Giant in Taiwan in the'80's. I worked in a Schwinn dealership when these...
04-27-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Velo Mule

There were longer one piece cranks made for BMX...

There were longer one piece cranks made for BMX back in the day. Some seem to still be available. I did a quick search and came up with these at 175mm and chrome moly.

Chrome moly one piece crank...
04-26-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Velo Mule

A seventies Schwinn should be a good bike for...

A seventies Schwinn should be a good bike for school if I understand that right. Do you know what model it is? Did you really pay one dollar for a Schwinn that is rideable?

You have enough...
04-25-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Velo Mule

The one from a Schwinn Varsity, Continental or...

The one from a Schwinn Varsity, Continental or Suburban is longer. This on has a diamond cross-section crank. I don't know exactly how long, but it is longer. Vintage Schwinn might know.
04-25-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Velo Mule

Anything is better than bear chrome. The clear...

Anything is better than bear chrome. The clear should do ok. I use black electrical tape. Not because it is great, but that is because I have a roll of it. So it is easily available. The black...
04-25-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By Velo Mule

It is working for me. I'm using Chrome for web...

It is working for me. I'm using Chrome for web browsing and Windows Security for the Anti-virus software. Nice pictures of cranksets. There is one of these tripleizers in my future for shure. I...
04-22-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, KansasJack that turned out nice, especially...

Wow, KansasJack that turned out nice, especially since it started off looking a bit rough. How did you get the pedal red strips back on. Was that "the Wheel" decal available or did you make it?

I...
04-20-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By Velo Mule

I have had success with SunTour and Shimano...

I have had success with SunTour and Shimano freewheels. Regina seem to be more problematic for me. I had success recently in getting a Regina freewheel apart only to fail to remove the the 4th...
04-15-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By Velo Mule

If I remember correctly Sheldon had these on one...

If I remember correctly Sheldon had these on one of his pages. Perhap the wheels could be spoke "POWer Wheel" fashion with all the spokes pulling forward for more power. POWerWheels...
04-15-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By Velo Mule

I don't think so. Ugly Betty puts this to shame.

I don't think so. Ugly Betty puts this to shame.
04-13-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice build LBCwanabe . Fuki had some of the best...

Nice build LBCwanabe . Fuki had some of the best paint back then of any production bike. And this example is in excellent condition. I like all color bike and don't want to say one color is my...
04-11-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 776
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm with wrk101 . I don't save any galvanized...

I'm with wrk101 . I don't save any galvanized spokes. I will save stainless steel spokes though. And I was a "dyed in the wool" Robergel guy. Way back, there was some concerns around stainless...
04-11-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Velo Mule

Funny, back in the early 80's, I worked in a bike...

Funny, back in the early 80's, I worked in a bike shop. I picked up a large saddle bag that we couldn't sell to use as camera bag. It didn't have the padding, compartments or stiffness of a real...
04-07-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 953,324
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, that is interesting! I work in a business...

Wow, that is interesting! I work in a business (as an employee) that is a niche within a niche too. Of course, I'm making an assumption by saying that. Perhaps your business is not a niche within...
04-07-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,338
Posted By Velo Mule

Also noteworthy is that the original Mafac...

Also noteworthy is that the original Mafac calipers were able to reach the rim on the 650B. I see that the pad is all the way at the top of the slot with the 27" steel rim and all the way a the...
04-07-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Velo Mule

Does anyone remember Spirograph? This rim...

Does anyone remember Spirograph? This rim pattern reminds me of my old Spirograph set. This is one of the crazy things that kids would play with before PS2's, Wii's and other forms of screen based...
04-07-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Velo Mule

Kool stop makes pad inserts that look close to...

Kool stop makes pad inserts that look close to the original pad that would fit into the aluminum pad holder. You can have a the correct brake pad look with a new, better material pad.

Here is a...
04-06-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 39,028
Posted By Velo Mule

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2611_50__53213dda6a15f7c1f76c29498b44e78019e79526.jpg
Campus Green with leafy green background.
04-06-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 953,324
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice Motobecane Kabuki12 .. Especially in your...

Nice Motobecane Kabuki12 .. Especially in your neighborhood for under a Benjamin. But you parked the bike in front of a CNC lathe. Am I seeing that right? That is a manual feed wheel. Cool. Is...
04-06-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,338
Posted By Velo Mule

That is looking really spiffy ehcoplex . I like...

That is looking really spiffy ehcoplex . I like the use of lots of French stuff that works. Pedals, derailleur, shifters, and Stronglight crank. I didn't know that a Tripizer could be had for the...
04-06-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 56,643
Posted By Velo Mule

I had a pair of those Avocet / Ofmega hubs with...

I had a pair of those Avocet / Ofmega hubs with loose ball bearings. They were smooth running - excellent cone and races that held up. Yes, Ofmega gets a halo from me. Good stuff.
04-05-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Velo Mule

It looks like it rubbed on a curb. Notice the...

It looks like it rubbed on a curb. Notice the arcs in both directions.
04-05-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Velo Mule

I remember seeing something similar that was...

I remember seeing something similar that was German made and the coaster brake is a German brand. That doesn't mean that it was made in Germany, but that it seem more likely.
04-05-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks dedhed . ...

Thanks dedhed .


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-24ba7433_cd07_45f5_8594_2d413f8534de_acda6e5c1a21085ddb153f2775a21730ec67b911.jpeg

Lugged frame, twin top...
04-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Velo Mule

I know you can't post a picture until you get to...

I know you can't post a picture until you get to 10 posts Cycle Ready 1 perhaps you can post a picture to your personal gallery and someone can help if you let us know it is posted there. This sound...
04-04-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By Velo Mule

I don't see any issues with the frame. On...

I don't see any issues with the frame. On sections like this, I like to brush paint on Rustoleum rusty metal primer before the color coat.
03-31-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By Velo Mule

As others have said, and I will have to join them...

As others have said, and I will have to join them and tell you to save your money. Truing wheels can be done on fancy stands or in your bike frame or even the one sided hub holder that Park sells to...
03-31-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Velo Mule

I don't know much about Skyway, Here is a link to...

I don't know much about Skyway, Here is a link to a discussion here:

Skyway bicycle thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1190457-japanese-market-skyway.html)
03-31-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,841
Posted By Velo Mule

This bike of course starts with that blank canvas...

This bike of course starts with that blank canvas Raleigh frame that seems to be in good condition. It adds a Sturmey Archer AW, has Campagnolo derailleurs front and rear, the original 3-pin...
03-30-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,841
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for posting that WGB . Crazy nice find...

Thanks for posting that WGB . Crazy nice find for a crazy price, at least so far. Not too many people would be interested in this bike with three shifters, but then again this is in the Boston...
03-25-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Velo Mule

This dropped to the second page. It is far from...

This dropped to the second page. It is far from my area of expertise so I thought I'd give it a boost back on top and see if it floats this time. Did I say expertise, like I have any?
03-23-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,841
Posted By Velo Mule

I just put this into a spreadsheet too, like...

I just put this into a spreadsheet too, like mountaindave. So, yea, it is a half step with a couple of extra gears on the bottom. That give you 8 perfectly spaced gears. The one overlap is not an...
03-23-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,841
Posted By Velo Mule

The article by Frank Berto was in the April 1978...

The article by Frank Berto was in the April 1978 issue elcraft.
52telecaster , I see now from the picture that you are using the a cassette cog. How did you get that to fit the hub? Do you...
03-22-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,841
Posted By Velo Mule

The cogs on my bike were ground down until a...

The cogs on my bike were ground down until a derailleur chain fit comfortably. I started with the 1/8" wide cogs because I worked in a bike shop and they could be had used for, free, I think. SA...
03-22-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,841
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm a fan of hybrid drives. That is what they...

I'm a fan of hybrid drives. That is what they used to be called. My set up is and old AW hub with half step with a 19 - 22 cogs. As mentioned above, this arrangement does not require any special...
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