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10-25-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By merziac

Maybe consider black and blue housing then mix...

Maybe consider black and blue housing then mix and match bar tape for the right affect? :foo:

I assume you checked scamazon, I know fairly often somebody says they found what they were looking for...
10-24-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By merziac

The Mighty Columbia and its gorge. ...

The Mighty Columbia and its gorge.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/wyeth_oct_6_001_1d61823585aa84e62112af56e0bbbce5490f83c5.jpg...
10-24-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By merziac

Might I suggest dark blue cable housing, maybe?...

Might I suggest dark blue cable housing, maybe? :innocent:
10-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Looks pretty good from here.

:thumb: Looks pretty good from here.
10-23-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By merziac

Running record, data sheet, etc. "didn't some of...

Running record, data sheet, etc. "didn't some of those sell on the sales thread awhile back?". ;)
10-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

[QUOTE=macstuff;22279780] "when would I find...

[QUOTE=macstuff;22279780]

"when would I find time to ride a bike?"

Hard to say, I rode 3400 miles in the last year while asking, learning, showing, trying to help and trying to figure out kinky...
10-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

:thumb:

:thumb:
10-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,254
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I like it! Ano rims and all, looks...

:thumb: I like it!

Ano rims and all, looks kinda extra bad a**, like its ready for more than just pavement with Panaracer's. ;)
10-22-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

So you didn't see where Richard Schwinn weighed...

So you didn't see where Richard Schwinn weighed in on efbay or the oil port that is a guarantee of a 50's bike?

You obviously didn't read my comments as I am in full agreement with your $$$...
10-22-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

All the better to me in the end, took a serious...

All the better to me in the end, took a serious if not catastrophic hit or something, had an owner who cared and lives to tell the tale.

Not cast aside, not forsaken, even these lowly 3 speeds are...
10-21-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, Well sorry, I couldn't see...

You're welcome,

Well sorry, I couldn't see the numbers but you're absolutely right, my bad, maybe they wanted the HB to match the paint and decals. Still, a correct one not impossible to get, far...
10-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

I believe it is original, the catalog page...

I believe it is original, the catalog page Richard Schwinn provided says "double adjustable" and I can guarantee you don't want to have to look for one of those. :twitchy:
10-21-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

Yep, interesting was my point and agreed on the...

Yep, interesting was my point and agreed on the rest for the most part but the HB is the same as my 58 so between that and the brakes, levers, chain guard, bars, stem, maybe rear wheel/hub, front...
10-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By merziac

Ladies 1959? Paramount

Anybody else see this? :foo:

Pretty cool, odd, overpriced, funky, etc? ;)

I would not be posting this if there was any way I could procure it, so tapped out right now from way too many other...
10-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By merziac

This is the only one I own and cant even find it...

This is the only one I own and cant even find it right now. :twitchy:


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10-19-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By merziac

:thumb: You're welcome, anytime. Merz Allez,...

:thumb: You're welcome, anytime.

Merz Allez, original custom or both? :D

it's crazy you found 3 out of those, let alone your size. :wtf:

58's used to be on my radar as I rode 60-64 ideally I...
10-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By merziac

You serious about a Merz? :twitchy:

You serious about a Merz? :twitchy:
10-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By merziac

Shrevvy ...

Shrevvy

https://m.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=21656961&postcount=70

And post #34 in that same thread.

Big S only ordered 100 of them, the 200 included 100 Stumpy's it seems.
10-19-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By merziac

Not complaining in general, although I have no...

Not complaining in general, although I have no use for them, never was my thing. Collecting a few old ones though.

Really just spitballin and showing my ignorance, I did ride plenty of dirt MX's...
10-19-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By merziac

3 Tesch's :eek: That almost tops 5 Merz's,...

3 Tesch's :eek:

That almost tops 5 Merz's, almost. ;)

I'm sure you've seen the actual number was in the 60's according to multiple accounts from Bryant Bainbridge, special projects manager at...
10-19-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 976
Posted By merziac

Agreed, but IMO, these were never a go to wheel...

Agreed, but IMO, these were never a go to wheel even though they were on the short list. :twitchy:

Seen many that didn't hold up well back in the day.

I would still wind up a new budget set for...
10-18-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By merziac

Well a shiny correct fork version is a little...

Well a shiny correct fork version is a little more understandable and cooler looking but it still looks to me like the rear is a very convoluted version of the front that still isn't going to work...
10-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By merziac

I'm getting a kink in my neck just trying to...

I'm getting a kink in my neck just trying to visualize the pivots trying to actuate, especially under load, at speed on any rough going.:wtf:
10-18-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By merziac

^^^^^ Definitely cool beans. :thumb:

^^^^^ Definitely cool beans. :thumb:
10-18-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 976
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Looks great, well done. You have...

:thumb: Looks great, well done.

You have been assimilated, ride on. ;)

Decent wheels can be had for $125-150 new, most Rigida's you will find are usually the worse for wear this far down the...
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By merziac

While we know many here advise the Le Champions...

While we know many here advise the Le Champions are the same frame as the TC/CT's and I don't doubt that, the orange ones are the icons of the brand, those who know, know exactly what they are on...
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By merziac

It would have to be a complete earlier orange one...

It would have to be a complete earlier orange one for that price IMO. :twitchy:

I am a huge fan of the early ones, these, far less so just because.

That being said, if you got a hankering maybe...
10-18-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By merziac

Circling back just to weigh in again and we all...

Circling back just to weigh in again and we all know how we like to spend each others $$$$$. :D

New classic, yes.

Custom, yes, absolutely.

Worth every damn penny. ;)
...
10-18-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By merziac

Looks like they tried pretty hard and failed, a...

Looks like they tried pretty hard and failed, a bit odd considering they had a rocking paint program at that/one time? :foo:

Not that far off to me, close but no cigar. ;)

Maybe on purpose,...
10-17-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By merziac

3 chrome please.

3 chrome please.
10-17-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,155
Posted By merziac

So hard to not love a Hetchins. :love: Gotta...

So hard to not love a Hetchins. :love:

Gotta find me one someday. ;)
10-17-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By merziac

BlueDevil63 I would like to have 3 if the...

BlueDevil63

I would like to have 3 if the situation changes. :)
10-17-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,178
Posted By merziac

:wtf:

:wtf:
10-17-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,178
Posted By merziac

"a lot more than most people", :thumb:

"a lot more than most people", :thumb:
10-16-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By merziac

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
10-16-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,178
Posted By merziac

I've never understood those who couldn't,...

I've never understood those who couldn't, wouldn't, didn't even try to ride light in the saddle and upweight when necessary. :twitchy:

Heavyweights get a bit of a pass but they are the ones that...
10-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By merziac

:thumb: MKS is ALWAYS a good call IMO. ;)

:thumb: MKS is ALWAYS a good call IMO. ;)
10-16-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By merziac

You might want to provide a pic just to help...

You might want to provide a pic just to help yourself and others as much as you can. ;)
10-16-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,178
Posted By merziac

So that would probably put you squarely in my...

So that would probably put you squarely in my hypothetical %1, you and the OP would seem to be members of a pretty exclusive club. ;)
10-16-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By merziac

efbay is your friend. ;) ...

efbay is your friend. ;)

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=BSA+wrenches&_sacat=0
10-16-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,178
Posted By merziac

Well, not doubting your program but something odd...

Well, not doubting your program but something odd going on here, if you've broken 3 bikes. I would bet less than 1% of the members, bikes, etc, whatever have had a frame failure.

Many things are...
10-16-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14,465
Views: 3,308,168
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Nice score, looks great from here. ;)

:thumb:

Nice score, looks great from here. ;)
10-15-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I could not agree more.

:thumb: I could not agree more.
10-15-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By merziac

:twitchy: I have never had a freewheel fail and...

:twitchy: I have never had a freewheel fail and have never had one that I couldn't get working well unless it was frozen.

Never taken one apart either, flush, rinse, repeat with Marvel Mystery...
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By merziac

You're welcome and like I said, if you try to...

You're welcome and like I said, if you try to post pics, they may go to your gallery and get moved here.

Value of these varies widely and are undervalued more often, sometimes grossly IMO. ;)
10-15-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 64,476
Views: 10,016,015
Posted By merziac

:twitchy: Yikes! They often go for big $$$...

:twitchy: Yikes!

They often go for big $$$ on efbay but you gotta keep them together, one isn't much good without the other but the bottles are probably harder to come by as they often don't last...
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you may be in...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you may be in the right place, we're happy to help and always do. ;)

The value should be immense to you, these are very nice bikes, great history and and still...
10-15-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 64,476
Views: 10,016,015
Posted By merziac

I would super glue or silicone the cracks and...

I would super glue or silicone the cracks and save or pay them forward for display, cages too?
10-15-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 2,585,129
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I should have known, I don't normally...

:thumb: I should have known, I don't normally need anything smaller either since I avoid hills like the plague as much as I can.

I had a 28-36 granny the first time I rode Crater Lake and thought...
10-15-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 2,585,129
Posted By merziac

That's my kinda granny, 24-25t ?

That's my kinda granny, 24-25t ?
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