Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List
RobbieTunes , Scrodzilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-28-13, 10:09 AM   #3476
Conan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Put a 26" mnt bike wheel on my old Schwinn Super Sport SS, my front wheel was busted. This one works just fine, except no front brake.

Conan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 10:42 AM   #3477
Velognome 
Get off my lawn!
 
Velognome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Garden State
Bikes: 1917 Loomis, 1923 Rudge, 1930 Hercules Renown, 1947 Mclean, 1948 JA Holland, 1955 Hetchins, 1957 Carlton Flyer, 1962 Raleigh Sport, 1978&81 Raleigh Gomp GS', 2010 Raliegh Clubman
Posts: 6,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conan View Post
works just fine, except no front brake.
I just can't make this work in my brain!
Velognome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 10:54 AM   #3478
Conan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^Haha, the front tire just clears the fork by literally a hairs width. Had to take the pads off. The rear brake works well enough and if i have to i can put my feet down flintstones style,ha.
Conan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 11:13 AM   #3479
Kobe 
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 2,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Is this a temporary thing or the long term solution. If so, I would say the front brake( the one that does most of the stopping) is not working so well and make sure you have some well soled shoes on.
Kobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 11:13 AM   #3480
Robofunc
Senior Member
 
Robofunc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: Schwinn, Bottecchia, Miyata, projects
Posts: 1,048
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's pretty dangerous. Replacing the wheel is less expensive than breaking your body--it's a good investment
Robofunc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 07:01 PM   #3481
Gravity Aided
Senior Member
 
Gravity Aided's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Bikes: Trek 600 Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Impact, LaPierre TDF
Posts: 2,580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Or maybe the tire, which looks a bit more deep walled than the back tire.
Gravity Aided is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 08:28 PM   #3482
Ancient Mariner 
Senior Member
 
Ancient Mariner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indian Wells, CA (near Palm Springs)
Bikes: Giant Defy Comp 2, Specialized Rockhopper Hard Tail 29er
Posts: 327
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


It's almost a complete Vitus 979. Just waiting for pedals and decals. (Then I'll show you the rest.)
Ancient Mariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 09:03 PM   #3483
eschlwc
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: on the beach
Bikes: '73 falcon sr, '76 grand record, '84 davidson
Posts: 4,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
^ real snakeskin bar tape? bet it holds up well in the rain.
eschlwc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 10:16 PM   #3484
Ancient Mariner 
Senior Member
 
Ancient Mariner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indian Wells, CA (near Palm Springs)
Bikes: Giant Defy Comp 2, Specialized Rockhopper Hard Tail 29er
Posts: 327
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
^ real snakeskin bar tape? bet it holds up well in the rain.
I fought that sucker for over an hour before he finally gave up his skin!!
Ancient Mariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-13, 10:19 PM   #3485
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
From last night's ride. My shadow at bottom center



And my steed

__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-13, 12:14 AM   #3486
eschlwc
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: on the beach
Bikes: '73 falcon sr, '76 grand record, '84 davidson
Posts: 4,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
^ girlie pics in the spokes? rock band circulars? bible verses maybe? or just random trash from those strong southwestern winds?
eschlwc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-13, 02:40 PM   #3487
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Spoke cards. The ones in the front wheel are from events I went to that had a lot of cyclists and they gave out spoke cards. The ones in the back wheel were taken by a local photographer and laminated. The one at the bottom of my rear wheel is the same picture as my avatar photo.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-13, 08:30 PM   #3488
Roger M
Senior Member
 
Roger M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,938
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Roger M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-13, 06:06 AM   #3489
Kobe 
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 2,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
I am guessing the Cannondale is one of your kids bikes. It looks tiny compared to your beast.
Kobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-13, 12:41 AM   #3490
gaucho777
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer • '72 Peugeot PX10 • '73 Speedwell Ti • '74 Nishiki Competition • '74 Peugeot UE-8 • '86 Look Equipe 753 • '86 Look KG86 • '89 Parkpre Team Road • '90 Parkpre Team MTB • '90 Merlin
Posts: 5,612
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
gaucho777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-13, 01:48 AM   #3491
Drillium Dude 
Senior Member
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sultan, WA
Bikes: 73 Colnago Super, 78 Medici, 79 Dennis Sparrow, 80 Alpina, 81 Bill Davidson custom, 83 Colnago Mexico, 85 Somec Super Corsa, 85 Spinella (Olympia), 02 Bill Davidson custom
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Coconut crab - one of six we discovered the other night purely by accident. This one was about 16" across at the legs, but we found another that had a 24" leg span:



This is a relatively young crab - the hue seems sorta Molteni orange

DD
__________________
My Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/

Drillium Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-13, 07:58 PM   #3492
seedsbelize 
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Bikes: '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, '87 Schw'inn Prelude, 91 Giant Yukon, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5 '73 World Voyageur
Posts: 2,995
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Kapok. Old school life jacket stuffing.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg kapok 002.jpg (97.7 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg kapok 003.jpg (95.9 KB, 25 views)
__________________



Quote:
Originally Posted by Kactus View Post
Flubber.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Oh.
seedsbelize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-13, 08:30 PM   #3493
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Coconut crab - one of six we discovered the other night purely by accident. This one was about 16" across at the legs, but we found another that had a 24" leg span:



This is a relatively young crab - the hue seems sorta Molteni orange

DD
That's amazing! Also a good reason not to ride at night without lights I wonder if they swarm during mating season like our land crabs in Florida do?
Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-13, 08:31 PM   #3494
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Creepy book ends spotted at an antique shop, I think they might have been some kind of monkey/platypus/porpoise hybrid, or possibly sleestak:

Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 04:33 AM   #3495
Gravity Aided
Senior Member
 
Gravity Aided's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Bikes: Trek 600 Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Impact, LaPierre TDF
Posts: 2,580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If Darth Vader had been a giraffe, he may have looked like this.
Gravity Aided is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 05:48 AM   #3496
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
All the bikes you see in this pic are from last night's pub crawl ride. we crossed the bridge, then looped around down to the trail.

__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 07:16 AM   #3497
treebound 
aka: Mike J.
 
treebound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: between Milwaukee and Sheboygan in Wisconsin
Bikes: 1995 Trek 520 is the current primary bike.
Posts: 3,044
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Morning drive commute to work.
Taking in a bike to work with me to either sell it, or if none of the people who inquired about it reply by lunch then it will go to a local thrift shop.
Gitane 10-speed w/cottered cranks & 27" steel wheels and a few issues, me driving the car, tailgator on my bumper as is typical around here.
__________________
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Life happens, don't be a spectator.
treebound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 01:18 PM   #3498
-holiday76
No one cares
Thread Starter
 
-holiday76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yardley, Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 5,657
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
my soon to be 4 year old chillin' in a Bug i was considering buying over the weekend.

__________________
I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com
Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Litespeed Classic,Salsa Fargo, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons), .
-holiday76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 01:21 PM   #3499
-holiday76
No one cares
Thread Starter
 
-holiday76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yardley, Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 5,657
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
my soon to be 3 year old just chillin'

__________________
I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com
Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Litespeed Classic,Salsa Fargo, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons), .
-holiday76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 03:02 PM   #3500
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Bikes: too many
Posts: 27,472
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 414 Post(s)
Thanks for the picture of your daughter! Made me smile.

This picture is not meant to be aesthetic or interesting, but the process might interest y'all. I'm taking pictures of potholes and other road defects. My phone embeds geolocation into pictures automatically, so I can publish these on a web page and submit it to my local DPW. I don't have to write anything. I'll just ask the director to fix the potholes in my photo essay. He's a web-savvy guy.

__________________
Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 AM.