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05-04-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,674
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I heartily endorse the idea of a pass around...

I heartily endorse the idea of a pass around cotter press. In fact I'm a little ambivalent about selling my tools to someone who only has one bike that needs them.
You would strip the threads off...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,653
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Step-Through Frame

At nearly 77 with a long list of orthopedic issues, I know well the indignities of aging. Thanks to a 30 year old artificial hip thatís wearing out and a knee thatís bone on bone, mounting and safely...
08-16-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,049
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

A Minnesota Buck Can Change Your Life

A week before Christmas 1966, I met a pretty girl at a party in frozen Duluth Minnesota. She needed a ride home and I was the only one there still vertical. Barely. She was a bit startled when,...
11-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,402
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

$262.50 Jack Taylor

I paid $262.50 for my 1986 Jack Taylor Super Tourist frame, fork, racks, headset and a TA BB.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,681
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1975 Raleigh Twenty 406

Here's mine. Got a few mods. Alloy seatpost, bars, levers, front hub and rims (Rhyno Lite).
Sturmey S5 5 speed. Cantilever front brake. Shorter reach, stiffer rear brake on a drop mount below the...
10-13-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 373,183
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thanks Katsup, It looks like the 720 will be...

Thanks Katsup,
It looks like the 720 will be fine for my purposes. Stays are a little longer than the 750 which is nice and I am well equipped to add rake to the fork. Other than that geometry is...
02-20-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,500
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Schwinns had 36h hubs, even the alloy shell...

Schwinns had 36h hubs, even the alloy shell models from the mid '50s.
04-02-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,775
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Before there was an XtraCycle, Ralph Galen spent...

Before there was an XtraCycle, Ralph Galen spent two years touring 13, mostly unpaved, countries, solo on a tandem. He wrote a book titled "2 Wheels, 2 Years, & 3 Continents"

IIRC some Brit did a...
03-14-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,721
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Amen! Especially with the medium and close ratio...

Amen! Especially with the medium and close ratio hubs.

With a flat cassette cog and 3/32" chain, the chain clears the spokes and falls harmlessly on the dust cover. Found this out when I 1st...
01-08-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 845,881
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Before, After and After That

I found this forlorn 1957 Raleigh Record Ace Moderne in a basement, after the owner passed away. All the chrome was rusty and all the alloy bits were pitted. But the 23" Reynolds 531 frame only...
07-18-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 1,085,647
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

My Jack Taylor SuperTourist ...

My Jack Taylor SuperTourist

http://bikesmithdesign.com/MyBikes/Taylor/images/jt1b.jpg

Some detail shots.

http://bikesmithdesign.com/MyBikes/Taylor/images/jt2b.jpg
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