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Posted By Altmangf

Well...It's up on ebay. Wish me luck!

Well...It's up on ebay. Wish me luck!
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Views: 1,757
Posted By Altmangf

It was $56.00 to ship a 62cm Surly Steamroller...

It was $56.00 to ship a 62cm Surly Steamroller from Florida to Indiana. Not too bad.
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Posted By Altmangf

On the last bike I shipped out, I checked prices...

On the last bike I shipped out, I checked prices with UPS, FedEX, USPS...The cheapest, by far, was Bikeflights.com. I entered the dimensions and weight of the box, and their quote was nearly half of...
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Posted By Altmangf

I'll try my luck on ebay. I've packed and shipped...

I'll try my luck on ebay. I've packed and shipped plenty of bikes, so that doesn't worry me. The hassles with non-paying bidders, local pick up buyers who ask, after winning the auction, if I'd mind...
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Posted By Altmangf

1975 Witcomb USA Touring. What's it worth?

I've had this 25" 1975 Witcomb USA Touring bike for a number of years.

Campy derailleurs, hubs, brakes, pedals, and cranks.
Suntour shifters.
Super Champion rims.
Bluemels fenders.
Rack...
03-12-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Altmangf

The new Sturmey Archer hubs coming out of Taiwan...

The new Sturmey Archer hubs coming out of Taiwan have a redesigned clutch, among other parts. They are making a very good product. I have a new alloy shell 3 speed, and have no problems with...
03-11-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,295
Posted By Altmangf

I used to work at a shop that had an ultrasonic...

I used to work at a shop that had an ultrasonic cleaner, and I loved it. Sorry, but I can't remember the model or manufacturer of the machine. It looked like a stainless steel deep fryer, complete...
03-10-10, 09:43 PM
03-10-10, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Altmangf

That's me!

Me in front wearing orange and blue. I didn't win:notamused:
03-10-10, 09:22 PM
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Views: 3,896
Posted By Altmangf

a difference in opinion?

I would have to disagree with your assessment. In certain cases there is an economic advantage to riding a single speed bicycle. I have many customers who only need their bicycles to ride the few...
03-09-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By Altmangf

On most Raleigh products, the adjustable portion...

On most Raleigh products, the adjustable portion of the bearing goes on the non-drive side of the bicycle.
03-08-10, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Altmangf

http://www.velo-classic.de/kat_2003.pdf Page...

http://www.velo-classic.de/kat_2003.pdf

Page 26, I think it shows a 90m wide fender? Anyone here read German?
03-06-10, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Altmangf

This may do the trick: ...

This may do the trick:
http://www.ballonrenner.de/paul78speed.html
http://www.ballonrenner.de/klaus3speed.html

US dealer:
http://www.copenhagenbike.com/

Good luck!
03-06-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By Altmangf

The new S/A AW and S-RF3(alloy shell AW) have...

The new S/A AW and S-RF3(alloy shell AW) have revised internals. The clutch design has been improved, and they should not have the 'between gear' positions. I've build a few wheels using the new...
03-03-10, 06:07 PM
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Views: 2,002
Posted By Altmangf

Some of the Bendix hubs may be worth grabbing. ...

Some of the Bendix hubs may be worth grabbing. Look for hubs that have:
1. colored stripes on the hubshell, especially three stripes
2. "Automatic" engraved on the brake reaction arm
3. ...
03-02-10, 06:15 PM
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Views: 2,002
Posted By Altmangf

When you go back, keep an eye out for desirable...

When you go back, keep an eye out for desirable old hubs:
Bendix Automatic or Bendix 2 speed, New Departure, Morrow, Perry or hubs with "Schwinn" in a cursive script.

Happy Hunting!
03-02-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Altmangf

I don't have an old AM, but I too would like to...

I don't have an old AM, but I too would like to find one! Here are a few starters for your search.

http://www.phoenixhubgearrepairs.co.uk/
http://www.bikeville.com/hubs.html...
03-01-10, 09:37 PM
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Views: 764,012
Posted By Altmangf

A townie for Mom

Sorry, but I don't have any before pictures. This project started as a Raleigh 10 speed mixte in a sorry state; rusty rims, seatpost, and chain. I had it powder coated, built up a 27" 3 speed...
03-01-10, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Altmangf

For those of you afraid to tear into your AW...

For those of you afraid to tear into your AW hubs, check out this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6krXSs-lc

It's not so scary after all!
03-01-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By Altmangf

I think this may be relevant to your interests. ...

I think this may be relevant to your interests.
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17531.msg314519

Also, S/A is making (going to make) a nice thumb/downtube and bar end shifter.
...
Forum: Southwest
02-23-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By Altmangf

Tucson relocation questions.

I have applied to the University of Arizona and am strongly considering attending this school. Initially, the prospect of relocating to Tucson excited me. It sounded like a place with great...
08-08-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Altmangf

I love that tire. I've got a pair for my 29er.

I love that tire. I've got a pair for my 29er.
08-08-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Altmangf

There are many excellent tires available in...

There are many excellent tires available in 26x2.0 for trail use. I just prefer the ride of a larger volume tire, especially with the huge amount of roots on the trails in this area. Has anyone...
08-07-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Altmangf

26" wheel + big tires

I'm looking to get a tandem for city cruising and light trails. I'm 6'4, and ride 61/62 cm road bikes, so I'd need a fairly large frame. I also like to run beefy tires on the road and trail. The...
02-01-06, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By Altmangf

Here is what not to do. Biker fights motorist...

Here is what not to do.
Biker fights motorist in the street. (http://www.citynoise.org/article/2770)
Forum: Commuting
12-08-05, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,496
Posted By Altmangf

The Casto Valley is a great bike. My only two...

The Casto Valley is a great bike. My only two complaints are that the headlight does not have a stand light, and that there is no cable stop on the down tube for running a front derailer. The...
12-14-04, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By Altmangf

comparing warranty parts

My wheel was replaced under warranty. The replacement has the same rim and spokes. The hub on the replacement is different. I'd like to hear your opinions on differences in quality and durability...
12-14-04, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,238
Posted By Altmangf

How does the Deore disc hub compare to the Nexave...

How does the Deore disc hub compare to the Nexave C501 as far as quality and durability are concerned?

Since the rear brake operates smoothly, can I swap rotors (front and rear) to test out the...
12-14-04, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,238
Posted By Altmangf

My new Specialized came with Avid BB-5 disc...

My new Specialized came with Avid BB-5 disc brakes and the front has been a problem since day one. The brakes stop well when applied with force, but under light braking the front seems to 'pulse'. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-04, 12:27 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 35,391
Posted By Altmangf

A) Occupation: Horticultural Scientist B)...

A) Occupation: Horticultural Scientist
B) Commuting Distance: 16-32 miles depending on day
C) When at work I don't change clothes and hope for the best
D) Where bike is parked: It stays with me;...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-04, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Altmangf

I tried both the Trek and Specialized hybrids. I...

I tried both the Trek and Specialized hybrids. I went with the Specialized because the shop offered much better service, and seemed more interested in making me a happy customer. I know Trek makes...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-04, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,897,786
Posted By Altmangf

I sold the Trek to a friend just yesterday. It...

I sold the Trek to a friend just yesterday. It carried me from 1998 through 2004. His bike was stolen, now he has a ride. The Specialized is my general purpose bike. Fenders and disc brakes are...
11-29-04, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Altmangf

I took the bike to my LBS and the good news is...

I took the bike to my LBS and the good news is that Bianchi is going to warranty my frame. I am going to be charged $125 by the LBS for disassembly, shipping, and reassembly of my components (with...
11-28-04, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Altmangf

Frame Failure?

Is this the end of my 2002 Bianchi Vigorelli?

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=19760&stc=1

I caught these cracks while wiping down the bike after an easy ride. ...
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