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01-14-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Greg R

Those look like fantastic lights. I seriously...

Those look like fantastic lights. I seriously considered them months ago. But with the money I already spent on some Bontrager rechargeables, I opted to just keeping the Dynohub running the rear...
01-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's...

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's missing the front light, but the rear red one works. Thanks to this board I've avoided mistakes in getting the alternator working. The former owners...
01-10-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By Greg R

Lay a straight edge, or a string line, across the...

Lay a straight edge, or a string line, across the chain ring to the rear. See how that lines up with the frame's centerline. Try it on different points of the chain ring as sometimes they'll have a...
01-08-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 975
Posted By Greg R

That's Youtube for ya. Anyone from schooled...

That's Youtube for ya. Anyone from schooled and/or credentialed to shade tree can post. If the content violates safety, established practice, or just plain unskilled, it can warrant a down vote...
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12-28-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,406
Posted By Greg R

Interest accrues daily. Take the APR and divide...

Interest accrues daily. Take the APR and divide by 365. The result is then multiplied daily to whatever the balance is that day that includes interest accrued already plus whatever fees on that...
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12-27-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By Greg R

Glad to see you're thinking of the future. Rare...

Glad to see you're thinking of the future. Rare I meet someone like that anymore. I was always cautious of preparing so much I didn't have enough for the present; kind of like standing guard post...
12-25-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
Posted By Greg R

My understanding is that is how to know the...

My understanding is that is how to know the correct tire for a classic English bike. 26 X 1 /3/8" is different from 26 X 1.375. The confirmation is the 37 X 590. Same for Schwinn with 26 S6 rims ...
12-23-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Greg R

Ok here are some pictures. The first 2, the one...

Ok here are some pictures. The first 2, the one in question, is a B66. It cleaned up very nice and the last application of Proofide left a finish similar to the 2nd newer one. A minor nut adjustment...
12-21-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Greg R

Yes for homes. Many paints with lead for other...

Yes for homes. Many paints with lead for other uses still remained. In the mid 80s I was still getting lead based paint from John Deere for equipment and tractor. Also SCL gear lubricants...
12-12-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

True, just that the stronger ones use the 7mm...

True, just that the stronger ones use the 7mm stub. The main point of his are the correct diameter with an accurate taper.
11-26-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Greg R

I lived in Spain in the 1970s stationed there in...

I lived in Spain in the 1970s stationed there in the military. We lived off base and I can understand the moisture problems with masonry; we had some in the apartment building we lived in.
The main...
11-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Greg R

Throwback Thursday

Back then we had to know a thing or two; there wasn't the money to do different.
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11-25-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By Greg R

3 bikes later it is amazing what "hidden"...

3 bikes later it is amazing what "hidden" problems I could've had. Many spokes were very slack, some over tensioned I suppose by a PO to compensate, All the wheels had degrees of wobble and...
11-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

Dang that hurts. Where's a Bronson or Chuck when...

Dang that hurts. Where's a Bronson or Chuck when you need them?
11-09-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

Yup, herd management is on yur own :)

Yup, herd management is on yur own :)
11-01-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

Here's what I've done: Support the crank with a...

Here's what I've done: Support the crank with a block of wood that goes to the floor and has a hole drilled in the top for the cotter to pass into as it exits. Use a BRASS punch, or hardwood, to...
10-22-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Greg R

Finally completed and rides very well. The frame...

Finally completed and rides very well. The frame is small for me but it fits the wife just nice and a small raise on the seat post gives her a good leg length for easy cruising....
10-22-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

Hopefully I can figure out those feels in a...

Hopefully I can figure out those feels in a couple of weeks. Tomorrow I am going to look at a Raleigh Sport and a Churchill De Luxe. The pictures show a very good cosmetic condition, little to no...
10-22-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

That's a great looking Schwinn Racer. I have a...

That's a great looking Schwinn Racer. I have a 1965 Racer. I wonder how a Raleigh Sport compares?
10-14-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Greg R

Hats of to Moe!! His offering got me back on...

Hats of to Moe!! His offering got me back on track, and the chain line is back to normal. Now on to the headset. Good thing I checked; some of the balls in the upper race are missing. I counted...
09-20-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

I wonder how the Robin Hoods stack up to the...

I wonder how the Robin Hoods stack up to the other models. Mine was acquired new in 1965, still have it. Very light frame, and for all I've done with it, pretty tough too.
09-20-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By Greg R

Great thread! Lots to go on. Has anyone ever...

Great thread! Lots to go on. Has anyone ever run across a Robin Hood 3 speed ?
09-20-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By Greg R

Vehicular caused deaths don't always get...

Vehicular caused deaths don't always get indictments at the scene. It still will be reviewed by the county DA and possibly the State depending on jurisdiction. Then and only then do the charges come...
09-18-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Greg R

Okay. I checked the wheels front to back with a...

Okay. I checked the wheels front to back with a straight edge. Sure enough, one side of the front tire won't line up, the other side shows a 1/4" or so gap between the straight edge and front tire...
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