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04-15-24, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

Not so much wrenching, but a big day. Rights of...

Not so much wrenching, but a big day. Rights of spring. Wrenching this winter involved two big projects. Frame up rebuild of my ShopSmith MkV and troubleshooting and fix of a Honda tracked...
04-13-24, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

Reminds me of a concept I first learned of from a...

Reminds me of a concept I first learned of from a SW development document by Her Majesty’s Gov’ment: “Suitable for purpose”. Though it was primarily applied to code monkeys (who strive for...
04-08-24, 04:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,898
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^^^. NO WAY that work bench stays that...

^^^^^^^^^. NO WAY that work bench stays that clean, huh? Great layout but the Universe will not allow such a clean work bench. I mean……

I’d have to spend a week, full time with two industrial...
03-31-24, 05:08 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,605
Posted By Prowler

un-saddle bag rack: as with many of my...

un-saddle bag rack: as with many of my “inventions”, the rack was banged together out of stuff that was lying around. Many years ago my wife went to a local millwork shop and got a load of “rippings”...
03-29-24, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By Prowler

I’ve used a trunk/hatchback rack for about 10...

I’ve used a trunk/hatchback rack for about 10 years now and will continue. No ground clearance for a receiver hitch and I’m too old for hoisting bikes up onto a roof rack. So a few thoughts:

Those...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-24, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By Prowler

A short story: “way back” when I was 68 or so I...

A short story: “way back” when I was 68 or so I returned to my car with my mtn bike after a ride. There were two women there working on some problem with one bike. I asked if I could help. “No,...
03-17-24, 05:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,197
Posted By Prowler

I’ve been an ornery old trend buckler for 90% of...

I’ve been an ornery old trend buckler for 90% of my life and I use a hip pack on every ride. With 22 bicycles, most of them in rotation, I need one plan for carrying valuables. The same thing every...
03-14-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

Beautiful weather in SE Pennsylvania today so I...

Beautiful weather in SE Pennsylvania today so I rode the Schuylkill River Trail in Chester County through Phoenixville. Stopped to snap this photo that makes me recall the great photos that botty...
Forum: Touring
03-11-24, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,228
Posted By Prowler

The mechanicals I’ve had were flat tires,...

The mechanicals I’ve had were flat tires, vibration related or crash related. Most flats are easy but, with bags and racks, practice at home. Getting a rear wheels off is much different on the side...
03-08-24, 04:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 36,059
Posted By Prowler

This is the Trestle Bridge between Royersford and...

This is the Trestle Bridge between Royersford and Spring City, PA. For ages it has been an abandoned rail bridge and has been overhauled to be a pedestrian and cycling bridge. It was just opened...
03-07-24, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

Oh, that takes me back. My first job out of...

Oh, that takes me back. My first job out of school was in a hot steel rolling mill. I learned about babbitt bearings, bluing and scraping and “make GD sure the oil systems are up to temperature and...
03-07-24, 06:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 52,890
Posted By Prowler

Well done, Bob. I’ve resorted to a speedy...

Well done, Bob. I’ve resorted to a speedy stitcher a couple of time but Ima no good at it. Back in December I finally took a good look at an “old” sewing machine my wife bought a couple of years...
Forum: Touring
02-27-24, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By Prowler

I’ve learned to NOT constrain my thinking by the...

I’ve learned to NOT constrain my thinking by the choices the marketing people made. IOW that tent does not need to always look like it did on the store shelf. Split it up, reshape it, compress it,...
02-18-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

I'm not too fussy about historically accurate...

I'm not too fussy about historically accurate pedals as all my bikes are daily riders. I'm interested in functional pedals but still prefer steel toe cages and leather straps. I've come across decent...
02-13-24, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

In “the 60’s” my father was into fly fishing and...

In “the 60’s” my father was into fly fishing and tied his own flies. I learned too and tied my own. Most of them are still stuck up in the birch trees along Schoharie Creek in upstate NY. I cannot...
02-01-24, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By Prowler

Many years ago I made a small set of metric...

Many years ago I made a small set of metric ground down sockets - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6mm, 1/4” drive. That set stays with a small pile of tools that are handy for bicycle work. You will encounter thin...
01-28-24, 06:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,284
Posted By Prowler

Several years ago I decided “ there’s no reason a...

Several years ago I decided “ there’s no reason a 60 year old man cannot learn to track stand”. It being the dead of winter, I made a shallow ramp from scrap wood, maybe about 5 degree slope and...
01-28-24, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Prowler

FYI: I have 6 or 7 of these TriShock saddles that...

FYI: I have 6 or 7 of these TriShock saddles that I’ve picked up over the years. Several of them have been recovered in leather. I have them on road bikes and mtn bikes. Been riding them for over 10...
01-17-24, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^^^^. Not quite so nasty here as we were...

^^^^^^^^^^. Not quite so nasty here as we were just west of the “mixed” line, so just 3 to 4” snow. 10°f here this morning. Nice Adirondack snow now, cold and crunchy. Actually good driving/cycling...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-24, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,015
Posted By Prowler

There is one trail/path west of Philadelphia that...

There is one trail/path west of Philadelphia that was originally “sold” and funded as a commuter route. It is paved and stays in excellent condition. As it was designated a commuter route they must...
Forum: Touring
01-05-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,618
Posted By Prowler

Just in case I'm not the only one watching an...

Just in case I'm not the only one watching an approaching snow storm and thinking about hot, clear summer days. I've been thinking back 6 months to
...
12-29-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

Just another cardio ride but I’m quite happy...

Just another cardio ride but I’m quite happy about no real adventure but 50deg F at the end of December, and clear sunny skies, light winds from the WNW. I was on a section of the SRT that I ride a...
12-27-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

I did not ride today due to this massive rain...

I did not ride today due to this massive rain storm moving up the east coast. Instead, my wife and I visited the Boyertown Museum of Historical Vehicles, a very interesting place in "our little...
Forum: Touring
12-26-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,972
Posted By Prowler

On my relatively few tours of Europe I have found...

On my relatively few tours of Europe I have found it easy and very beneficial to learn just a few things in the local language. Many Europeans speak English but, for me, so many encounters go...
12-24-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^^. Where did you get that bottle cage...

^^^^^^^^. Where did you get that bottle cage sized for a champagne bottle? Can you pop the cork while riding no hands?
Forum: Touring
12-22-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,889
Posted By Prowler

This post got me reading, searching and thinking....

This post got me reading, searching and thinking. I ordered a Revelation Apex (synthetic) which arrived recently. Last night I did a trial run in a 50°F room. 6’ Thermarest pad, watch cap, long...
12-17-23, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

BTDT. Now when the torque forces get really high...

BTDT. Now when the torque forces get really high I take the bike down and work on the floor. I have a rubber mat in front of the work bench so put the frame there and lean on the tool or even the...
12-03-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

Yes, that Landshark is great and now for the...

Yes, that Landshark is great and now for the opposite end of the spectrum. I've been intrigued by the discussions about converting bikes from 27" wheels to 700c wheels in order to mount and ride...
12-03-23, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 563,987
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^ Agree. Good request. And this may go...

^^^^^^^ Agree. Good request. And this may go both ways: some members not knowing who Charlie Chaplin or Sophia Loren or Elizabeth Taylor are (imagine that!).
11-18-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,284
Posted By Prowler

One ring to rule them all. Precious.

One ring to rule them all. Precious.
11-16-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By Prowler

That’s what I made. I bought my Raleigh Pro in...

That’s what I made. I bought my Raleigh Pro in October of 2013 and did its frame up overhaul over the winter of 2013 - 2014 so I had lots of time. When it came to top tube housing clamps and bottle...
11-14-23, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By Prowler

Ok then. I’m stuck there too. I’m nearly 72 and...

Ok then. I’m stuck there too. I’m nearly 72 and I’d ride that every week along with my other bikes. The young nurse said “Gee, you’re in pretty good shape for someone your age.” That brought a...
11-12-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,085
Posted By Prowler

I have 3 of the old Reich bells (“ice cream truck...

I have 3 of the old Reich bells (“ice cream truck bells”) and like them. People can hear them well as I approach. I also have a “clown horn” which works well and either brings a smile or stops...
11-02-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

I often plan my errands so that I can include a...

I often plan my errands so that I can include a nice bike ride. I have so many good choices of trails and trailheads. Today I needed to do 5 errands so planned the sequence to include an hour or so...
10-29-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

Today I changed the brake pads on the Dia-Compe...

Today I changed the brake pads on the Dia-Compe 980 caliper brakes on my Voyageur. I'd been having trouble finding Kool-Stop pads for them as they are the 53mm long blocks that came on those sets. I...
10-21-23, 05:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,311
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^ This is great stuff! Some of us HUGELY...

^^^^^^ This is great stuff! Some of us HUGELY appreciate this and, maybe, understand how much time and effort it takes. THANK YOU 😊

And thanks to the growing backup crew that’s helping!!!!!
10-21-23, 05:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,731
Posted By Prowler

I’m having no trouble with my 70s band clamp...

I’m having no trouble with my 70s band clamp Campy shifters. At initial overhaul I cleaned everything out and reassembled with a light film of grease. I’ve redone that a couple of times over the...
10-19-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,129,383
Posted By Prowler

So many great looking touring bikes here. I've...

So many great looking touring bikes here. I've been enjoying this thread for years. Here's a current photo of my old lump. No where as nice looking as most of the bikes here but she's a worker, and a...
10-19-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,097
Posted By Prowler

+1. My rope loop is about 3/4” dia and hangs at...

+1. My rope loop is about 3/4” dia and hangs at about forehead height. Again, no trouble hitting it walking by and floor stays open for other projects. Mine hangs down about 2’ away from one of...
10-16-23, 04:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,097
Posted By Prowler

I like my old Ultimate unit too. FYI, if your...

I like my old Ultimate unit too. FYI, if your pads are worn or hardened, you just take cut a length of mountain bike inner tube, a bit longer than the clamp pads, cut a slit “hole” down the center...
10-11-23, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

Just another day for you folks but a big day for...

Just another day for you folks but a big day for me. The weather and my fitness came together so I decided to ride my age yesterday. Drove to Oaks, PA and got onto the Perkiomen Trail then just...
09-23-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

Actually rode this past week. As mentioned...

Actually rode this past week. As mentioned elsewhere, I not wait for Columbus Day weekend, so went on a road trip this week, bookended by tropical storm weather. Monday was just unending rain all the...
09-12-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

Another day above the ground. Another day I can...

Another day above the ground. Another day I can still ride drop bars. Another day I don't need an e-bike.

Decided to stick around home this morning rather than venture over into Chester County....
09-04-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,492
Posted By Prowler

One of our premier rail trails is only a couple...

One of our premier rail trails is only a couple miles from our farm. My wife takes a horse over there for a long ride and I go along with a mtn bike. If I go first the horses are more comfortable...
09-02-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By Prowler

I had a slipping FD cable slipping. It may have...

I had a slipping FD cable slipping. It may have been from using a new shift cable thats thinner than the 1984 cables the FD was designed for. I simply made a shim out of beer can wall and it has...
08-31-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

Another outstanding day on the SRT from Oaks...

Another outstanding day on the SRT from Oaks trailhead. 30 miles with only bio-breaks. The unusual part was seeing a high wheel going the other way. Penny farthing, bone shaker, etc. I’d guess...
08-29-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,090
Posted By Prowler

Its been 7 months for this cast iron rotor out in...

Its been 7 months for this cast iron rotor out in the weather, weeds and dead leaves. I think I'll call it quits. The treated section is starting to rust a bit. I'll never have a bike that will...
08-29-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

"Just another ride on the SRT." So why is it such...

"Just another ride on the SRT." So why is it such a pleasure after so many trips on this section? Cool, overcast, calm, green, lovely. Took the Världsmästarcykeln out for the trip from East Coventry...
08-28-23, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By Prowler

As Stan once wrote: “Don’t take the Lakes for...

As Stan once wrote: “Don’t take the Lakes for granted. They go from calm to a hundred knots so fast they seem enchanted.”
08-21-23, 04:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,582
Posted By Prowler

The day is young. Ride your age, in miles vs...

The day is young. Ride your age, in miles vs them killy things. 😏. Ride to the sea and watch the waves.
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