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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By drumbent
There is a plastic ring (well, not quite a full...

There is a plastic ring (well, not quite a full circle) that fits between the top section and base. I've read that if it wears out it can cause problems, so I took that one out and swapped in another...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-02-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 59,280
Posted By drumbent
Already posted about this one, but now that I've...

Already posted about this one, but now that I've found the Sekine thread...

My latest: all original SHS acquired from the original owner. Serial number starts with Y8.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-02-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By drumbent
Shimano Deore M700 shifters

I have a few pairs of these lovelies:

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They shift like butter. But the one I'm using for rear shifting on one bike is slipping. Yes, the top bolt is tight. All the bits under the cap seem...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-27-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By drumbent
Brakes are Tourney. It indeed seems to be an...

Brakes are Tourney. It indeed seems to be an SHS-270.

Most here are perhaps not going to like what I plan to do to this bike, as I do not care for drop bars. It's going to get hybrid-ized, with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-27-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By drumbent
New-to-me Sekine!

Being 6' 3", I love coming across large frames. Last year was the big 24" Peugeot AO8, and just recently a friend gave me this baby. Completely original from the original owner. Haven't yet checked...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-27-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By drumbent
I've not owned a car since 1999, and also work as...

I've not owned a car since 1999, and also work as a musician, so I have stuff to haul around. I, 2003 I built a recumbent cargo trike for this (mentioned somewhere back in this forum), that I added...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-23-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,951
Posted By drumbent
Indeed. Someone heard that we used "chainsaw oil"...

Indeed. Someone heard that we used "chainsaw oil" and donated a gallon of the summer stuff. We tried it. Yuck. It stuck to everything far too well, and it certainly would not be the best for internal...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-23-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,951
Posted By drumbent
The best advice I've received (and that we follow...

The best advice I've received (and that we follow at our community shop) is to use winter-weight chainsaw oil for old internal-gear hubs. This comes from a local mechanic / shop owner who knows how...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-29-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 84,319
Posted By drumbent
My "parade bike", built here in Ottawa by local...

My "parade bike", built here in Ottawa by local creative nut Mike Watson. 447983
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-29-15, 01:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,238
Posted By drumbent
I've been with Ottawa's re-Cycles Bike Shop...

I've been with Ottawa's re-Cycles Bike Shop (http://re-cycles.ca) for 14 years. The bike co-op concept is growing. Check out Bike Collectives Network (http://www.bikecollectives.org/) and click on...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-05-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,743
Posted By drumbent
I got rid of my last car in 1999. Funny thing is...

I got rid of my last car in 1999. Funny thing is that I work as musician, so I always have equipment to move. For a while most of my work was in one of two groups, and the leader of each had a van to...
Forum: Utility Cycling 04-05-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By drumbent
Years ago I built a few using conduit bolted...

Years ago I built a few using conduit bolted together, shown here (http://drumbent.com/trailer.html) and here (http://drumbent.com/trailer_big.html). My two current cargo trailers use recycled kids...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-03-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By drumbent
Peugeot AO8 "improvement".

Like many of you I have too many / enough bikes already, but I couldn't resist this one. An AO8 with the usual fabulous Peugeot primary colour, this one in red. 24" frame, rusty 27" wheels and iffy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-08-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,266
Posted By drumbent
At our community shop in Ottawa (re-Cycles) I...

At our community shop in Ottawa (re-Cycles) I keep a small bin of these things. They are from bikes being scrapped or bikes that we get ready for sale. We take them off the for-sale bikes due to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-23-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,233
Posted By drumbent
Both Sturmey and Shimano 3-speeds had these...

Both Sturmey and Shimano 3-speeds had these (though the triggers were far more common). They were reportedly so problematic that when the new generation of gripshifts came out old-time mechanics...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-08-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By drumbent
If you ever need to replace the shifter a typical...

If you ever need to replace the shifter a typical Sturmey-Archer 3-speed unit will work. But the little cable coming out of the hub is hard to find, and while it resembles a Sturmey the threading on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-08-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 84,319
Posted By drumbent
My (now sold off) 1937 CCM Redbird. Someone else...

My (now sold off) 1937 CCM Redbird. Someone else might have one, but I've never seen it. ;)

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-01-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,240
Posted By drumbent
Sears Shopper trike. Donated to our community...

Sears Shopper trike. Donated to our community bike shop where everyone went "ewww..." while I went "cool...". Details of the build at Drumbent - Tales of (Mostly) Music and Motion: An odd yet cool...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-01-15, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By drumbent
I saved one of these years ago: Mark Rehder -...

I saved one of these years ago: Mark Rehder - Rescuing an old 3-speed bike (http://drumbent.com/glider.html)

Yes, new brake pads, and the tires you need are 26 x 1 3/8 / ISO 590mm. Not every bike...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-28-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By drumbent
Lube-wise, I highly recommend winter-weight...

Lube-wise, I highly recommend winter-weight chainsaw oil. Very thin, doesn't get all over everything. It's also good for the insides of 3-speed hubs such as Sachs and Sturmey-Archer.

Btw, for my...
Forum: Utility Cycling 01-21-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,478
Posted By drumbent
That's my friend Richard and his family! That...

That's my friend Richard and his family! That Greenspeed tandem trike was the first one built that comes apart (via S&S couplers), which allows it to be used as a tandem or single. It also packs down...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-18-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 311,969
Posted By drumbent
I have two winter bikes, one smooth-tired for dry...

I have two winter bikes, one smooth-tired for dry / bare pavement days, and another with Xtracycle kit and studded front tire. Both are early 90's hybrid frames. Here the smoothie tows one of my...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 01-18-13, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 334,835
Posted By drumbent
My custom chopper bike, built here in Ottawa by...

My custom chopper bike, built here in Ottawa by mad bike designer Mike Watson.

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Forum: Alt Bike Culture 01-18-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 334,835
Posted By drumbent
My home-built cargo trike (modeled after the...

My home-built cargo trike (modeled after the Organic Engines SUV), patiently waiting for me to finish my rainy outdoor gig.
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Its construction is detailed at my trike page...
Forum: Utility Cycling 01-15-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,061
Posted By drumbent
Coroplast is great! I built a tailbox for my old...

Coroplast is great! I built a tailbox for my old Linear recumbent bike (http://drumbent.com/tailbox.html) many years ago (I sold the bike to a friend a while back. The box is still on it, and while...
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