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Posted By robobike316

It seems like a good price even if you want to...

It seems like a good price even if you want to change some things in the future. I would still attempt to haggle down but would bring the asking price in cash and be prepared to go home with it. That...
11-09-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,300
Posted By robobike316

There is a fine, invisible line that separates...

There is a fine, invisible line that separates hoarding from having a reasonable supply of harder to find older equipment. I am pretty sure I crossed it a few years ago!
10-02-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By robobike316

There you go, nothing a little filing couldn't...

There you go, nothing a little filing couldn't fix! Hopefully there are no vertical issues and it will tighten down on both rails adequately.
10-01-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By robobike316

Yes it will cause problems, the rails will...

Yes it will cause problems, the rails will eventually bend because they are not supported. I have tried that. You have the aluminum piece (double rail adapter or whatever you call it) you need to...
09-16-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By robobike316

Sounds like you have partaken of the half step...

Sounds like you have partaken of the half step Kool-Aid! I am soon to join the cult if I can find and old TA 44 outer.
09-16-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By robobike316

Thanks, it looks we have tried the same things,...

Thanks, it looks we have tried the same things, upside down Mustachios, Porteurs... I still can't find the right 23.8 upright bar with a decent rise. The Porteurs are too narrow and don't rise...
09-16-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By robobike316

What are those bars, VO Porteurs?

What are those bars, VO Porteurs?
08-09-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By robobike316

I had one of those and loved it. I was never able...

I had one of those and loved it. I was never able to get the headset apart however. Everything else is just normal bike stuff. Mine also did break at the chainstays and the weld with gusset solution...
08-02-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 38,038
Posted By robobike316

Here is an old Motobecane I just purpleized for...

Here is an old Motobecane I just purpleized for my daughter.
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08-02-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 38,038
Posted By robobike316

Posted before but here it is again. Paisley...

Posted before but here it is again. Paisley tandem.
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07-25-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,593
Posted By robobike316

There are lots of good quality vintage bikes out...

There are lots of good quality vintage bikes out there for very cheap that were made for 27" wheels and therefore have alot of clearance if you switch out the wheels to 700c. Brake pads need to go...
07-22-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,927
Posted By robobike316

I did 475 miles each way and did it in one day....

I did 475 miles each way and did it in one day. This was to pick up a custom tandem that is awesome and was free! Thanks again MadHonk!
07-21-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By robobike316

Thanks for all the suggestions. Here is what I...

Thanks for all the suggestions. Here is what I did. A hardware store fender washer for 40 cents was ground and bent into this. There are stops at roughly 4 and 7 o'clock. This goes in between the...
07-18-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By robobike316

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I've been using a Super Record with a Rally cage for 20 years on a 7 spd....
07-03-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,952
Posted By robobike316

Definitely a real store. I worked there with...

Definitely a real store. I worked there with Andy Muzi as boss for a time in the 80's. This is when they were on State St. in Madison, pre- internet. It seem s they have moved.
06-30-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By robobike316

Super cool vintage Japanese steel! Half step plus...

Super cool vintage Japanese steel! Half step plus granny! You just need a gear ratio chart taped to the stem now and off you go effortlessly into the endless sunset.
06-30-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By robobike316

I used nothing but Benotto for 20 years back in...

I used nothing but Benotto for 20 years back in the day when I was young, strong and fearless. I still have some 70's Hunt Wilde type stuff on a bike. The stuff that was on all the Schwinns was super...
06-04-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,201
Posted By robobike316

I had one of those and used it for years as a...

I had one of those and used it for years as a daily commuting bike. Stock except for a B-72. The racks are big and hold alot of weight, a great city workhorse machine. It behaved well with tons of...
05-17-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By robobike316

Less than an hour and I don't bother with any...

Less than an hour and I don't bother with any special clothing. For any serious riding its a good cycling short and then any kind of shorts or pants over the top.I like something baggy to not...
04-30-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,396
Posted By robobike316

Why is "black" capitalized and "white" is not and...

Why is "black" capitalized and "white" is not and is also mispelled in the post title?
04-19-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By robobike316

Nice bike, looks like its pretty clean and all...

Nice bike, looks like its pretty clean and all there. I've been riding one from a different year, same color, for 6 months now and really like it.The translucent red with gold striping and letters...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 636,823
Posted By robobike316

An empty and wet road ahead! ...

An empty and wet road ahead!
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04-07-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By robobike316

Your thought about the possibility of 4 cross may...

Your thought about the possibility of 4 cross may be true. There are a bunch of online spoke calculators now, so you can input your variables and see.what the numbers are regarding the difference in...
03-27-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By robobike316

My recollections are similar to some others. I...

My recollections are similar to some others. I started racing in the late 70's and don't recall seeing any ano rims at all. Super Champion and Fiamme sew ups all bare aluminum . Every good bike shop...
03-23-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By robobike316

My New Paisley Tandem

Here are some shots of my new to me Paisley tandem. This was given to my by forum member Madhonk. Thank you again, it is awesome!
This is a custom filet brazed frame that is in almost flawless...
03-23-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By robobike316

Got my daughter on it, she is a bit scared, but...

Got my daughter on it, she is a bit scared, but doing OK.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,280
Posted By robobike316

Perhaps I should explain. This set up is used for...

Perhaps I should explain. This set up is used for solo canoe trips down fast rivers where the current is too strong to paddle back to my car. I go downstream until tired, get the bike out, lock canoe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,280
Posted By robobike316

Here's mine, folded. ...

Here's mine, folded.
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03-23-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By robobike316

My New Paisley!

Here are some shots of my new to me Paisley tandem. This was given to my by forum member Madhonk. Thank you again, it is awesome!
This is a custom filet brazed frame that is in almost flawless...
03-16-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,524
Posted By robobike316

Since joining, I have seen no evidence of any...

Since joining, I have seen no evidence of any bias one way or the other from the moderators. If there was any reasonably obvious bias, I would leave quickly.
03-14-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,899
Posted By robobike316

Why is everyone using shellac instead of a...

Why is everyone using shellac instead of a polyurethane.either oil or water based. The poly stuff seems to be better on all counts from ease of use to uv proof in the case of the exterior poly. I...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By robobike316

I agree with the others. That would be $100 top...

I agree with the others. That would be $100 top price. I would keep an eye on it as it seems near complete and is a pretty cool old machine. It will not sell for what he is asking or even anywhere...
02-26-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,434
Posted By robobike316

No new info from me here, but I'll chime in. I...

No new info from me here, but I'll chime in. I got older and slower and less flexible. While I prefer the Barcon type shifter for upright riding on a vintage bike, they have become expensive and...
02-24-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,326
Posted By robobike316

Wait 20 years and they will be the hottest size...

Wait 20 years and they will be the hottest size to have and NOS RM-20s will sell for $100 each on E-Bay.
01-29-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,934
Posted By robobike316

The look of bare aluminum polished nicely is my...

The look of bare aluminum polished nicely is my favorite.Simichrome rules!
01-24-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By robobike316

If the offer is still on the table, I could use...

If the offer is still on the table, I could use the puller for an old Stronglight I have.
01-24-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 67,248
Posted By robobike316

Here is my Grand Jubile

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 441,899
Posted By robobike316

SteveKb what's in the bags?

SteveKb what's in the bags?
01-08-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By robobike316

I did this with a large pipe a number of years...

I did this with a large pipe a number of years ago on an old steel racing frame. Simply hammered the pipe in from the rear toward the bb and then made sure the rear end was still aligned to the...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,593
Posted By robobike316

I make my own knickers from thrift store pants....

I make my own knickers from thrift store pants. Cut em off, hem em up, and sew on velcro closure. I use heavier wool for cold and lightweight cotton for warmer stuff. I like my knees covered if it is...
01-06-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 28,296
Posted By robobike316

Rim brakes have always worked fine for me both...

Rim brakes have always worked fine for me both off road and touring fully loaded with cantilevers and even cheap center and side pulls work fine for me on road bikes. I see no reason to switch. I...
01-05-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By robobike316

I just signed up for the premium account and had...

I just signed up for the premium account and had to give Paypal my address, phone , and e-mail address. That is using PayPal as a guest-without an actual account.I am not interested in supporting...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 534,612
Posted By robobike316

How about near frozen water. ...

How about near frozen water.
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12-15-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5,334
Views: 841,979
Posted By robobike316

Time to get out the skis, the trails are getting...

Time to get out the skis, the trails are getting a bit difficult to navigate!
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12-02-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 36,032
Posted By robobike316

Bridge over a little creek on a warmish early...

Bridge over a little creek on a warmish early winter day, water just starting to ice up so I am getting all the rides in that I can....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 636,823
Posted By robobike316

On the Wiouwash Trail near Neenah WI. It is an...

On the Wiouwash Trail near Neenah WI. It is an old rail line converted to a trail and runs around 25 miles from Oshkosh to Hortonville, all flat and hard packed dirt, gravel. About 40 degrees out...
11-10-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By robobike316

I have been using an old Super Record with a...

I have been using an old Super Record with a Rally cage for a long time with a TA triple. I love it-works great and looks great. Having said that the Rally looks great also and I wish I had one! Any...
11-09-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,900
Posted By robobike316

This is a vintage duffle bag I modified into a...

This is a vintage duffle bag I modified into a Carradice type seat bag. A piece of nylon was sewn to the top, holes cut in and another added to the front to strap it to the seatpost. It attaches with...
11-05-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,997
Posted By robobike316

Below 60 time for the wool knickerbockers! ...

Below 60 time for the wool knickerbockers!
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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 441,899
Posted By robobike316

Heading down a muddy river in the solo cedar...

Heading down a muddy river in the solo cedar strip canoe.
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