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04-19-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,050
Posted By bark_eater

I've got some parts in tool cabinets, but...

I've got some parts in tool cabinets, but functionally some of its just an organized display of loot. After "the purge"(which is only partially bikes) I'm going to track down some blueprint/map...
03-30-24, 05:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,310
Posted By bark_eater

I've got time in with VO Crazy Bars and the Jones...

I've got time in with VO Crazy Bars and the Jones SG riser Loop. Neither are perfect, but after enough stem swaps, I settled. I have trigger shifters on both, and my natural hand position is on the...
03-28-24, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

I'm slowly coming to terms with not being able to...

I'm slowly coming to terms with not being able to "save" them all"....
03-26-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

Spring time at the scrap yard... If I had been...

Spring time at the scrap yard... If I had been there 10 minutes earlier but I got 3 out of 6 wheels to work with... The Trek has a busted rear wheel, snapped rear derailleur, and a tweaked derailleur...
03-08-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

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02-27-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,201
Posted By bark_eater

Ya got to get out more.. pretty sure their 106...

Ya got to get out more.. pretty sure their 106 BCD and the inner 40t will work the aluminum 3 pin cranks....
02-27-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,201
Posted By bark_eater

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Took advantage of the good weather....before the rain...
02-25-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By bark_eater

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Just to swerve back on to topic: If...
02-23-24, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By bark_eater

SR made 86 BCD cranks that came in 165mm. The...

SR made 86 BCD cranks that came in 165mm. The Apex is nicer, the Custom is less fancy. I did manage to find a 165 mm Custom and scrounge up a selection of chainrings. For a while hunting for...
02-14-24, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

Probably should have stripped this at the yard,...

Probably should have stripped this at the yard, but its kind of diminishing returns when the aluminum bits cost 3x as much when separated from the frame and it was cold this morning.. Its an...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By bark_eater

It took me a minute.....

It took me a minute.....
01-11-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

Not too shabby for $20. The bolts are rattling...

Not too shabby for $20. The bolts are rattling around in the base. I'll loctite the pivot bolt when I put it back together.
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01-11-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,141
Posted By bark_eater

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Coop haul from last night. Well worth the visit.
12-15-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

The anodizing and markings are long gone from the...

The anodizing and markings are long gone from the bottle holder, and the legs on those chairs are super short, which is probably why some one was giving 6 away. I have most of them spread around the...
12-15-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

The Christmas rush is on! I almost left these,...

The Christmas rush is on! I almost left these, but horizontal drop outs and cantilever brakes are not that common. And I have a wide set of chrome motorized dirt bike bars, that make a sound like...
12-15-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

seril numba is 935A With the straight BMX fork...

seril numba is 935A With the straight BMX fork I'd guess its later production.
12-14-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By bark_eater

I think those will be too narrow at the hoods....

I think those will be too narrow at the hoods. I've ridden with the original narrow GB rando bars on a mid trail road bike and they were comfortable in the drops and with a "basket ball" grip on the...
12-14-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

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But wait, there's more:
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12-14-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

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Well Grokked, ewe bonnie laddie!
12-12-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

Grabbed this Schwinn High Plains this morning....

Grabbed this Schwinn High Plains this morning. Apparently it was owned a by mechanic after my own heart. Its a lugged 90's mountain bike with splatter paint, who could resist? I'll be stripping this...
12-09-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,734
Posted By bark_eater

I think he's got enough personal results to show...

I think he's got enough personal results to show his program works... For him. As does his business model. Micheal Jordan sold a lot of sneakers, and I'm sure a some of those kids went pro, but it...
12-09-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,734
Posted By bark_eater

This always comes across like trying to sell a...

This always comes across like trying to sell a bottled moment of zen. A SWAG study of different frames rigged with sensors and dohickies ridden by a wide variety of different riders of different...
12-08-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By bark_eater

Its got the nicest components but the frame is...

Its got the nicest components but the frame is steel. I think it would be a bike again if I replaced the bottom bracket and cables.
12-07-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By bark_eater

I wonder if the different Suntour Power Shifter...

I wonder if the different Suntour Power Shifter thumbies might provide some of the bits needed. I stole these pics from Velobase.
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12-07-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,141
Posted By bark_eater

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Here's more of the recent arrivals. Most of this has a particular bike to go...
11-30-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

No one ever listens to Admiral Akbar. I went for...

No one ever listens to Admiral Akbar. I went for a $25 kids mountain bike and there where 4 bikes waiting for me. $12.50 each, how could I say no?



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11-29-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

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This morning I cut this very nice Sunshine Gyro master...
11-28-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

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11-25-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,438
Posted By bark_eater

Bring a wheelset to check clearances. I think...

Bring a wheelset to check clearances. I think that Schwinn frame in particular has less clearance than some of the other frames of the era. I've got a larger one, just the frame, but probably can't...
11-24-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By bark_eater

Just because steel rods have been referenced...

Just because steel rods have been referenced twice, I'm going to elaborate on that and suggest using the correct sized drill bit from your index...
11-23-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,842
Posted By bark_eater

This was at the top of the google pile: ...

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11-22-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By bark_eater

Just casting around a bit: ...

Just casting around a bit:

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11-22-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By bark_eater

C+V beneficial Black Friday sales?

Black Friday is nigh.

I don't usually participate in such things, but I have been holding off on purchasing a couple Nitto handle bars (132 and 115) and I figure I should at least look for a deal....
Forum: Framebuilders
11-16-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By bark_eater

I asked a framebuilder about replacing a broken...

I asked a framebuilder about replacing a broken cantilever posts on a chrome fork. He's said I could do the prep work, but as I remember he wanted all the chrome removed 2" back on both sides from...
11-15-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By bark_eater

I use liquid Barkeepers friend and aluminum foil...

I use liquid Barkeepers friend and aluminum foil on slightly rusty zinc spokes and any thing chrome. It seems like a much gentler cleanup than using steel wool. Then I rub the spokes down with...
11-14-23, 09:15 AM
11-12-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,167
Posted By bark_eater

Got about 14 miles in. Rode to a boat landing and...

Got about 14 miles in. Rode to a boat landing and then heading home went through a little middle of nowhere neighborhood, full of kids. The first crews emissary (a wee little girl) flagged me down...
11-11-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,486
Posted By bark_eater

While we're off topic... I'm admittedly a sucker...

While we're off topic... I'm admittedly a sucker for a bargain, but in the last couple of weeks I've inquired about a couple "good deals" and the seller lets me know I can have it for 2-3x the...
11-09-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,167
Posted By bark_eater

Another late start and rode the second 1/2 of a...

Another late start and rode the second 1/2 of a 16 mile ride in the dark. Going to need to swap in new batteries.

Today's scenic view is from the official sheep gazing spot....
11-08-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,141
Posted By bark_eater

Finally found an acceptable Arabesque 600 GS. ...

Finally found an acceptable Arabesque 600 GS. I've been collecting the bits for a "Japanese farse retro" build. I wanted center pulls, so I have a set of Tourneys as place holders if I can't find...
11-07-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By bark_eater

And then this popped up: ...

And then this popped up:
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Form may beat out function on this one...
11-06-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,486
Posted By bark_eater

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11-05-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,167
Posted By bark_eater

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11-04-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,167
Posted By bark_eater

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Forgot to stop and take a picture, so all I've got is a picture of my fancy new...
11-01-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

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When it rains, it pours........
10-31-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

Today's addition to the I want to be a frame...

Today's addition to the I want to be a frame builder when I grow up collection. Looks like an Oxweld w-22. I've got no idea if is useful, but figured I'd risk the...
10-22-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,082
Posted By bark_eater

Still don't need any bikes.. a ridiculous Sunday...

Still don't need any bikes.. a ridiculous Sunday was spent and a Motobecane Grand Touring came home. Still in the van, but pictures to follow after the sun's back up. I bought it from the original...
10-18-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By bark_eater

Naw..he threw a dollar in after it. When asked...

Naw..he threw a dollar in after it.
When asked why. He replied that he weren't going down there for just a dime ...
10-16-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,201
Posted By bark_eater

Stripped down a sad Hardrock from the scrap yard....

Stripped down a sad Hardrock from the scrap yard. Just a few salvageable bits for the Indexed Suntour box, but the frame may get a second life as a single speed beach bike.

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10-15-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,167
Posted By bark_eater

Tried to ride out to the other local Tiki bar...

Tried to ride out to the other local Tiki bar that I've yet to have a drink at. Gate was locked at the marina so I turned around and took a yet another pastoral coastal plain picture on the way back....
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