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Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-15-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,817
Posted By bikamper
My Dad taught me everything I know about workshop...

My Dad taught me everything I know about workshop organization.:innocent:
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-09-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By bikamper
So are 3/4" drive sockets.;-). My largest 2 1/4"....

So are 3/4" drive sockets.;-). My largest 2 1/4". And I've converted all of my gh6 to run LEDs after rebuilding. To simplify, any large piece of steel that will fit inside the magnet will do the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-09-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By bikamper
I've always just used the largest 3/4" drive...

I've always just used the largest 3/4" drive socket that would fit but I see no reason why the spare arm wouldn't work.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-28-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,657
Posted By bikamper
Sweeeeet. I had a butt ugly 52 F2 with a...

Sweeeeet.

I had a butt ugly 52 F2 with a built six. Ran it as a work truck during the week and at car shows on the weekend. Gave it to my daughter and son in law after I got 'promoted' at work...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-12-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,064
Posted By bikamper
Murdoch is a guilty pleasure for my other half...

Murdoch is a guilty pleasure for my other half and I. I'll usually do a double take on the bikes but mostly just enjoy the show for its premise.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By bikamper
I went just to see what was what. Spent $0 but...

I went just to see what was what. Spent $0 but saw more vintage stuff than I normally do. Hemmed and hawed a tad too long and missed the Kreitler rollers.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-14-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,422
Posted By bikamper
1991. I'd been training for PBP since 1988. Best...

1991. I'd been training for PBP since 1988. Best shape of my life then. Hit close to 70mph on one downhill somewhere around Carhaix. Was on an 84hr pace until my body crapped out in VJ and it took me...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-23-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,754
Posted By bikamper
Well, for a start, there's Fat A$$ Wally. A...

Well, for a start, there's Fat A$$ Wally. A Mongoose Beast from Wally World that I dumped a wad of cash into. Boy, talk about polishing a t*rd....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-17-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,585
Posted By bikamper
June 2013. Damp day, wood surface bridge, wet...

June 2013. Damp day, wood surface bridge, wet leaves, and touched the front brake. Buddies said my splits would have made a cheerleader jealous and wanted to know how I, pushing 60, managed to have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-16-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,555
Posted By bikamper
Nuts. Out of town that weekend. And I have just...

Nuts. Out of town that weekend. And I have just the bike for this. Several, in fact.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-12-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,445
Posted By bikamper
Fun day but I sure could use a nap.;)

Fun day but I sure could use a nap.;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-11-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,445
Posted By bikamper
Looks like what broke around the house this week...

Looks like what broke around the house this week can wait til I get back. I'll be on a crappy looking blue Raleigh Grand Prix.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-07-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,445
Posted By bikamper
Just be aware of the flea market traffic on...

Just be aware of the flea market traffic on Saturday morning in East Dundee. Many unaware pedestrians* on the trail at that time of the day.




*Done it myself.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-06-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,445
Posted By bikamper
I'm assuming the French Cafe' is The Measuring...

I'm assuming the French Cafe' is The Measuring Cup. Good place for breakfast, try the Breakfast Panini with bacon and peppers.

I live just up the hill from the cafe'. If nothing has broken around...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-10-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,696
Posted By bikamper
Just stand right back up and say "I meant to do...

Just stand right back up and say "I meant to do that".
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By bikamper
My wife had a Mikado Mixte in the early eighties....

My wife had a Mikado Mixte in the early eighties. Nice gloss black and decent enough components for the price. She gave it to my sister, who gave it back to me and I gave to a friend for his daughter...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,857
Posted By bikamper
No pics because this was thirty plus years ago. ...

No pics because this was thirty plus years ago.

I was becoming what was known as a 'Lifer' at my last job and one of the guys in our maintenance shop knew I rode bikes. He told me his Great Uncle...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,505
Posted By bikamper
This followed me home yesterday. ...

This followed me home yesterday.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,266
Posted By bikamper
Grant Peterson has a car?

Grant Peterson has a car?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-15-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,761
Posted By bikamper
I prefer a percolator to drip, but I've used...

I prefer a percolator to drip, but I've used both. What heats it is more interesting.

Sometimes I've used a Trangia 28
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-14-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,948
Posted By bikamper
1970 Schwinn Paramount track bike with a mix of...

1970 Schwinn Paramount track bike with a mix of Campy and Cinelli. And an 84 Bianchi Nuova Alloro(sp). The only full Italian bike I ever owned. Kinda missing my Miyata CarbonTech 3000 fixed gear, too.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,586
Posted By bikamper
I've recently sold or donated most of my bike...

I've recently sold or donated most of my bike parts but I've held onto these.

Tag Heuer Chronoprinter 505. Kinda useless without the transmitter but I like it. Has some provenance. ...
Forum: Great Lakes 02-01-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,696
Posted By bikamper
AT, the reflective tape on the rear wheel is a...

AT, the reflective tape on the rear wheel is a great idea. I couldn't even tell from the first pic. What pedals are you running on the WalGoose?

70s Gitane. Alfine 8...
Forum: Great Lakes 01-29-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,696
Posted By bikamper
Hey, Almost Trick, our fatties have the same...

Hey, Almost Trick, our fatties have the same rubber. I replaced the truck inner tubes with Surly 3". Lightened the wheels up just a teeny bit. The old tires and tubes went to Working Bikes...
Forum: Great Lakes 01-28-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,696
Posted By bikamper
The bike bridge is slated to be replaced with a...

The bike bridge is slated to be replaced with a nicer one in May, 2017. Which means more like mid 2018, when I should be retired and won't care anymore.:D

Some pics.

Fat A$$ Wally. Geared...
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