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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-12, 10:01 PM   #1
sailorbenjamin 
26 tpi nut.
Thread Starter
 
sailorbenjamin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island (an obscure suburb of Connecticut)
Bikes: one of each
Posts: 5,698
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A pocket full of wood screws will sure screw up a washing machine.

Came up from the basement last night to find the washing machine screaming and belching smoke. A screw had gotten into one of the drain holes in the inner tub and jambed against the outer tub and smoked the drive belt.
When the open door safety switch quit last year I just hot wired it, which allows me to turn the thing on and open it. I'm a real genius that way, so i did.
That allowed me to grab the inner tub and give it a shove. It came loose and started running just fine but then the screw tore a hole in the outer tub.
Do you think 3M 5200 will stick to that funky plastic that they make washing machine tubs with?

What has this got to do with C+V? Well, I bet if I carbon date the pile of accorns that I found in there, or the dead bird for that matter, this machine would prove to be vintage. Only time will tell if it's a classic.
You know there's a forum for people who restore classic appliances. I met one of those people once.

Thanks for listening.
__________________
I have spoken.
sailorbenjamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 10:05 PM   #2
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Who was the builder? Without that information, it'll be hard to determine whether it's a classic or not.
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 10:24 PM   #3
sailorbenjamin 
26 tpi nut.
Thread Starter
 
sailorbenjamin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island (an obscure suburb of Connecticut)
Bikes: one of each
Posts: 5,698
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Frigidaire by Electrolux. "Nothing Sux like an Electrolux!"
__________________
I have spoken.
sailorbenjamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 10:36 PM   #4
lotek
Forum Admin
 
lotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: n.w. superdrome
Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
Posts: 17,712
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
If it isn't vintage or classic I say it qualifies for KOF status
__________________
Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.


Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.
lotek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 10:40 PM   #5
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There was a saying a few years back that 'if Microsoft made vacuums, it would be the only product they made that didn't suck,' or something like that...
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 10:43 PM   #6
cudak888 
www.theheadbadge.com
 
cudak888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Bikes: http://www.theheadbadge.com
Posts: 22,746
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I'm glad you didn't fix the Facel

-Kurt
__________________
cudak888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 10:46 PM   #7
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.
Posts: 16,777
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 216 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
Frigidaire by Electrolux. "Nothing Sux like an Electrolux!"
The proper quote is "nothing sucks like a vax!"
JohnDThompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 11:38 PM   #8
Alan Edwards
Senior Member
 
Alan Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lancaster,CA the desert north of Los Angeles
Bikes: 84' Ciocc, 79' Shogun 1000, 76' KHS Gran Sport, 96' Schwinn Super Sport,
Posts: 702
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm still laughing...........................try JB-Weld it will fix anything.
Alan Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 03:21 AM   #9
ftwelder
Senior Member
 
ftwelder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: vermont
Bikes: Many
Posts: 3,092
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pics or it didn't happen..
ftwelder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 04:28 AM   #10
aixaix 
car guy, recovering
 
aixaix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mount Vernon, NY
Bikes: Olympia Competizione & Special Piuma, Frejus track circa 1958, Dahon Helios, many others
Posts: 1,245
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is this a lugged Electrolux or the rarer fillet-brazed one? Any competent frame builder should be able to repair it, but you will have to have it repainted, which will lower the value.
__________________
Michael Shiffer
EuroMeccanicany.com
aixaix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 04:40 AM   #11
mkeller234
Rustbelt Rider
 
mkeller234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canton, OH
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban
Posts: 8,304
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Are you serious about the dead bird??
__________________
|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^| ||
|......GO.BROWNS........| ||'|";, ___.
|_..._..._______===|=||_|__|..., ] -
"(@)'(@)"""''"**|(@)(@)*****''(@)
mkeller234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 06:07 AM   #12
big chainring 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 5,721
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
I had a screwdriver put a good sized gash in the outer tub of my Maytag. Fixed it with a 2 part epoxy. No problems, yet.
big chainring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 06:47 AM   #13
rootboy 
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Bikes:
Posts: 15,969
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
note to self: always check your pockets before doing the laundry.
rootboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 07:18 AM   #14
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,975
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
You need better pockets. I wash dry wall screws all of the time. Polishes them up good. Just make sure the pocket doesn't have any holes in it......

OK, so I don't actually wash them on purpose, but I do wash them all of the time. I am in the middle of rehabbing a 1934 duplex, and it seems like I always have something in one of my jeans pockets.

Thrifty guy tip if you need to buy a replacement washer or dryer someday. There are tons of them on C/L anymore. Its sad, but with the number of foreclosures out there, people are moving and have to turn appliances into cash. You can find a deal, and help someone who needs to move on. I also routinely see them at thrift stores, but its as is, where is there.

Last edited by wrk101; 01-11-12 at 08:06 AM.
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 09:04 AM   #15
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
Posts: 20,037
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 275 Post(s)
Yup, my dryer was squealing, and the heat didn't work sometimes. Found a decent one on CL for $60.
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike
Homebrew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 09:11 AM   #16
Kobe 
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 2,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
I had a screwdriver put a good sized gash in the outer tub of my Maytag. Fixed it with a 2 part epoxy. No problems, yet.
Maytag's will never die, I have had the same one for 30 years. Duct tape and bailing wire will keep them running forever.
Kobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 09:38 AM   #17
Shionage
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree with Kobe.

My Maytag was built in 1968 and is still going strong. All replacement parts and manuals are readily available online.
Shionage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 03:31 PM   #18
gearbasher
Senior Member
 
gearbasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sitting on my butt in front of a computer
Bikes:
Posts: 478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
We keep a small candy dish (actually an expensive, but ugly piece of Lenox) by the laundry room and throw in all the stuff we find in the washer/dryer. I don't think it has ever been emptied. This is what's been through my washer/dryer over the years:

gearbasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 07:07 PM   #19
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: 6,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Found a dead bird in the washer one day! Seems my 7 year old found the the bird (hatchling) dead on the ground, put it into his pocket for a proper burial after supper. Somehow after supper he forgot about his plans! That night into the washer his play cloths went, bird and all. Burial at sea?
Velognome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 07:10 PM   #20
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Bikes: too many
Posts: 28,046
Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 724 Post(s)
Fork's bent.
__________________
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
Old 01-11-12, 07:28 PM   #21
big chainring 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 5,721
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
Maytag's will never die, I have had the same one for 30 years. Duct tape and bailing wire will keep them running forever.
Mine was a made in Mexico, by Whirlpool, piece o crapola. Keep your old Maytags running. They don't make 'em here anymore.
big chainring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 07:58 PM   #22
kiwigem
Fahrrad Mama
 
kiwigem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
Frigidaire by Electrolux. "Nothing Sux like an Electrolux!"
That's just a washing machine shaped object.
kiwigem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 09:23 PM   #23
sailorbenjamin 
26 tpi nut.
Thread Starter
 
sailorbenjamin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island (an obscure suburb of Connecticut)
Bikes: one of each
Posts: 5,698
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, here's the hole in the bucket, dear Liza. The bird was a bit of a surprise but the cat brings them in and they hide. It's the accorns that get me. They've brought squirrels in before but I've never seen a squirrel come back to stash his nuts.


__________________
I have spoken.
sailorbenjamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-12, 10:19 PM   #24
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So the bird wasn't a joke! Wow, that's cool. Nice pictures of some major under machine nastiness atmo.
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity 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 07:14 AM.