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11-29-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 565
Posted By 52telecaster

Retirement is the answer as long as you don't get...

Retirement is the answer as long as you don't get in too many bands.
11-29-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By 52telecaster

It's beyond my cognitive ability to come up with...

It's beyond my cognitive ability to come up with a solution but there is definitely a problem.
11-28-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,157
Posted By 52telecaster

Andy, that moto is the bomb!

Andy, that moto is the bomb!
11-28-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By 52telecaster

The folks that see and interact with homeless are...

The folks that see and interact with homeless are my clan.
11-28-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By 52telecaster

I delivered meals to old folks for years. Our...

I delivered meals to old folks for years. Our organization also helped the homeless. Some are incredibly resourceful but this just makes me want to cry. The world is a tuff place and I can't fix it....
11-27-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 565
Posted By 52telecaster

Interesting placement for that housing clamp mid...

Interesting placement for that housing clamp mid down tube.
11-27-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By 52telecaster

This has to be among the best forums I've ever...

This has to be among the best forums I've ever participated in. Hard to understand the dissatisfaction.
11-26-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,770
Posted By 52telecaster

Metric 531 is way cool. It seems just a touch...

Metric 531 is way cool. It seems just a touch more comfortable to me.
11-26-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,796
Posted By 52telecaster

I may part with several framesets for little or...

I may part with several framesets for little or nothing to anyone who wants them. I'd like to see them used.
11-26-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 554
Posted By 52telecaster

You might chase the pedal arm threads with a tap.

You might chase the pedal arm threads with a tap.
11-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 362
Posted By 52telecaster

The fork decal is a very good sign. What size is...

The fork decal is a very good sign. What size is the seatpost? Mid 26 should mean butted main tubes.
11-26-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By 52telecaster

How are fitz bikes? I've always wondered.

How are fitz bikes? I've always wondered.
11-26-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,770
Posted By 52telecaster

I can only talk about bikes I've ridden and in my...

I can only talk about bikes I've ridden and in my advanced age I don't really ride them hard but ...

high end motobecane... Le Champion, Great ride and incredibly comfortable. early 70s so it...
11-26-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,796
Posted By 52telecaster

The fit, finish and general durability of these...

The fit, finish and general durability of these bikes is terrific but they don't feel snappy like a full 531 frame. I should build this back up for someone who would enjoy a nice bike.
11-25-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By 52telecaster

Really let's you know what a deal we are getting...

Really let's you know what a deal we are getting with a vintage Reynolds or Columbus frame when you find a used one that fits.
11-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By 52telecaster

Just used one of those tests last week. Nice hack!

Just used one of those tests last week. Nice hack!
11-25-22, 03:03 PM
11-25-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By 52telecaster

I used one that way for a while. I can't remember...

I used one that way for a while. I can't remember if it was near it's limit. It did seem pretty flimsy, which is why I don't use it now. Old suntours work better for half step and granny.
11-25-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By 52telecaster

The pullers are so fabulous!

The pullers are so fabulous!
11-25-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

Your gift card from v.o. works on everything at...

Your gift card from v.o. works on everything at v.o.
11-25-22, 12:52 PM
11-25-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By 52telecaster

In the beginning I volunteered at ours but I...

In the beginning I volunteered at ours but I always bought stuff. Now I only visit when I need consumables. I always buy stuff I didn't come looking for. Frankly I've gotten several good suntour...
11-25-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By 52telecaster

I was using early 70s models. I should have been...

I was using early 70s models. I should have been more specific.
11-25-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,796
Posted By 52telecaster

I have had many bikes since that one. It still...

I have had many bikes since that one. It still resides in my basement as a frameset. I don't know what 575 really is but since riding several Worksop frames and a few motobecane 531 framesets I can...
11-25-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By 52telecaster

I also find that the campy cranks don't go on as...

I also find that the campy cranks don't go on as far either.
11-24-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By 52telecaster

Coops are the coolest garage sales every day.

Coops are the coolest garage sales every day.
11-24-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

Also this was my Thanksgiving day visiting my...

Also this was my Thanksgiving day visiting my daughter at her new house in Rockford....
11-24-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

We may be different because I love porteur bars....

We may be different because I love porteur bars. I tour with them. I got the left bank because the stem I'm using on the gitane is short and I needed the rise. I also use porteurs flipped to the rise...
11-24-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

​​​​​​BR-0014-23 City Bike Brake Levers - 23.8mm...

​​​​​​BR-0014-23 City Bike Brake Levers - 23.8mm 1
HB-0019 Left Bank Handlebar - 23.8mm 1
HB-0006 Porteur Handlebar - 23.8mm 1
PD-0039 Sabot Pedals - Silver 1

Want to try the left bank bars for...
11-24-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

It really was excellent timing for me.

It really was excellent timing for me.
11-24-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,708
Posted By 52telecaster

Rockford IL, supercourse 12 ...

Rockford IL, supercourse 12
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11-24-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

My order is shipped and I can't wait but today I...

My order is shipped and I can't wait but today I drive to Rockford IL to visit my daughter in her vintage new house. Gonna bring a bike and explore the neighborhood!
11-23-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

I was hoping the ty cancelled out my "vitriol". I...

I was hoping the ty cancelled out my "vitriol". I had stuff in my cart already and emptied it to get it all for 20% less simply because the folks on the forums are good humans. I mean that sincerely.
11-23-22, 07:56 PM
11-23-22, 05:35 PM
11-23-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 52telecaster

You evil bastard.... Ty.

You evil bastard.... Ty.
11-23-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 72,780
Views: 11,821,499
Posted By 52telecaster

What do you think it is?

What do you think it is?
11-23-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,770
Posted By 52telecaster

And 50.4

And 50.4
11-23-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,643
Posted By 52telecaster

When the king of freewheels uses an igh the world...

When the king of freewheels uses an igh the world should take notice!
11-23-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,770
Posted By 52telecaster

Well put. I ride because it's practical but also...

Well put. I ride because it's practical but also because it's cool. Nothing is cooler than a piece of antiquity still being useful. That applies to my bikes and occasionally me.
11-23-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,770
Posted By 52telecaster

Lots of good tubes out there thanks to us...

Lots of good tubes out there thanks to us guitarists. Playing with a great sax player tonight at Jack's on Adams.
11-23-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,104
Posted By 52telecaster

The stays being chromolly will not improve your...

The stays being chromolly will not improve your braking performance. Better brakes or adjustment might improve what you have now. So many variables trump your stay material.
11-22-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,643
Posted By 52telecaster

I put sturmey archer aw hubs on many kinds of...

I put sturmey archer aw hubs on many kinds of bikes. I don't however run drop bars anymore. My neck can't take it. However the bikes that get the aw hubs used to have drop bars. 73super course....
11-22-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By 52telecaster

The campmor ads tug at my heart.

The campmor ads tug at my heart.
11-22-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By 52telecaster

The bike is at my son's house. While recovering...

The bike is at my son's house. While recovering from the flu I was wondering about some issues. I'll see if I can find a pic....
11-22-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,770
Posted By 52telecaster

An excellent destination... Coupling caps in tube...

An excellent destination... Coupling caps in tube gear are more troublesome.
11-22-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,770
Posted By 52telecaster

At my son's shop I could still knock out an entry...

At my son's shop I could still knock out an entry level bike fairly quickly but things are changing rapidly and not for better. Internal cabeling on everything now is causing lots of headaches for...
11-22-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,770
Posted By 52telecaster

Often those pots and switches need cleaned...

Often those pots and switches need cleaned because of leaking coupling caps. It's a job but replacing coupling caps can work wonders. Faulty ones let DC voltage leak to your pots and switches which...
11-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By 52telecaster

I've read this before but lots of good info here.

I've read this before but lots of good info here.
11-22-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,268
Posted By 52telecaster

That site is a wonderful resource, I just hope...

That site is a wonderful resource, I just hope the guy who ran it is ok.
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