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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-27-16, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver
Maiden voyage... ...

Maiden voyage...

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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-27-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Sixty Fiver
I use marine bearing grease... it is slick and...

I use marine bearing grease... it is slick and resists washout.

You can pay more for Phil's, Park or any bike specific grease but you are just going to be wasting your money.
Forum: Commuting 06-27-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 44,109
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Joey - Figured that at 50 a little carbon and a...

Joey - Figured that at 50 a little carbon and a little squish was a good thing...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-27-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,129,258
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Old is only a state of mind... :) ...

Old is only a state of mind... :)

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Forum: Commuting 06-27-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 44,109
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Beautiful... despite some bruised ribs I took the...

Beautiful... despite some bruised ribs I took the new old bike and took the long way through the valley.

The full squish was great as it did keep me from getting banged up any more... and man does...
Forum: Commuting 06-27-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14,489
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Posted By Sixty Fiver
Hot summer days warrant different tools... ...

Hot summer days warrant different tools...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/fishercommute%20(2).JPG

Especially when most of the commute is dirt, gravel, and trail.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-27-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 26,326
Posted By Sixty Fiver
2003 Gary Fisher team Issue... ...

2003 Gary Fisher team Issue...

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-26-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,525
Views: 536,106
Posted By Sixty Fiver
It was a great find at the antique store......

It was a great find at the antique store... $33.00 is a good price for a vintage lantern in this condition. I have a 1964 version of this same lantern that came from the farm and we use it on the...
Forum: Foo 06-26-16, 12:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,923
Posted By Sixty Fiver
I seem to have done a similar job on myself......

I seem to have done a similar job on myself... hope you are feeling better.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-25-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,525
Views: 536,106
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Looking good for being almost 60 years old... ...

Looking good for being almost 60 years old...

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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-25-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 182,315
Posted By Sixty Fiver
I guess that at 50, I needed to get a full...

I guess that at 50, I needed to get a full squishy.

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Forum: Mountain Biking 06-25-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,129,258
Posted By Sixty Fiver
New old whip... 2003 Gary Fisher Team Issue ...

New old whip... 2003 Gary Fisher Team Issue

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Picked this early 1950's Husqvarna Rotary up...

Picked this early 1950's Husqvarna Rotary up yesterday morning, the damage to the hook assembly probably means this machine was not used for a very long time but I had a spare from a machine I picked...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-09-16, 01:35 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
The 99 is one of my favourite machines, hand...

The 99 is one of my favourite machines, hand crank models are harder to find on this side of the pond but conversion kits are available and electric models can be retrofitted... my 1948 Singer 99 is...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-30-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 182,315
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Probably one of the best bicycles I have ever...

Probably one of the best bicycles I have ever owned.

1987 Kuwahara Cascade.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
One of my favourite machines is this early 50's...

One of my favourite machines is this early 50's Husqvarna 21 Automatic, built when they started to move away from copying other companies and became very innovative.

It is fast, smooth, powerful...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
That is a 404G, made in Germany... just sold one...

That is a 404G, made in Germany... just sold one to a friend in Washington state.

One of my favourite machines is my 403A, it has no built in stitches but has enough cams to do anything you want...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-26-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Yep... it is one of the plusses of the machine in...

Yep... it is one of the plusses of the machine in that it can be treadled.

For sewing outside a 201k can be fitted with a hand crank or may come equipped with one.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-26-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,164
Views: 966,784
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Thanks... this bike has served me longer than the...

Thanks... this bike has served me longer than the rest and I have lost track of the miles we have travelled.

The Schwalbe Hurricanes I had been running for years needed to be retired, installed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,164
Views: 966,784
Posted By Sixty Fiver
http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2016kuwiem...

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Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 153,423
Posted By Sixty Fiver
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
This is a 201-3 which came with a belt driven...

This is a 201-3 which came with a belt driven motor and was also treadle-able... the version with the potted motor and white power switch is a 201-2.

The 201k is the hand crank model with a spoked...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
The metal pedal replaced the old style Bakelite...

The metal pedal replaced the old style Bakelite with the button controller... they have a nice feel.

The pedal and .8 amp motor came off the machine that now lives in the treadle (a 1952), the 201...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 29,718
Posted By Sixty Fiver
Forrest has been one of my most used / ridden...

Forrest has been one of my most used / ridden bicycles of all time... have since upgraded the drive to 9 speed with some Shimano XT / Ultegra.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,287
Posted By Sixty Fiver
This is a Singer 128 hand crank that was made in...

This is a Singer 128 hand crank that was made in Canada between 1936 and 1948, Canadian date codes are a little vague but I think it is pre WW2 based on the decals and early tension mechanism.

It...
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