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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-23-14, 05:23 PM
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Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Awesome ! thanks

Awesome !

thanks
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-23-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Is there any issue with the front chainring from...

Is there any issue with the front chainring from a 5-speed being used with a 3-speed hub? I know 1-3 speeds use a wider chain, and 5-10 speed vintage bicycles use a narrower chain to facilitate...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
wow, 38mm is quite a jump, I was thinking the...

wow, 38mm is quite a jump, I was thinking the conversion would be similar to a 27"-to-700c conversion but 38mm is a huge difference.

I don't believe I've got any calipers from a Varsity laying...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Would going with the 26" mtn bike wheel set make...

Would going with the 26" mtn bike wheel set make for an easier conversion? I'm thinking brake adjustment would be a non-issue, and there's a lot more room in the forks for 26" tire choices. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Excellent advice, Thanks. You know, now that...

Excellent advice, Thanks.

You know, now that I think about it, I do have several mtn bike forks laying around, that might be the easier way to go with the front. Heck, the unicrown fork might...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By BigPolishJimmy
I don't think I explained the situation with a...

I don't think I explained the situation with a 700c conversion, there's not enough "minimum" reach when going to that large of a wheel. A conversion to MTN bike rims might be better, but the 700c is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Anyone put a Nexus Hub on an Electro-Forged Schwinn?

Hi everyone,

I'm going to be giving an old Schwinn Collegiate to a friend who wants to use the frame as the start of a commuter project. He's been doing research, and plans to use a Nexus Hub on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-14-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,388
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
All the best to a speedy recovery. Please keep...

All the best to a speedy recovery. Please keep us updated on your progress and of course your builds.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-11-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,027
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
On long rides with my recumbent I sometimes have...

On long rides with my recumbent I sometimes have difficulty keeping my feet on the pedals. I need to get some clipless, or some pedal grips. I don't know if the stress of keeping your feet up on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-11-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11,339
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Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Also, network with your local bike nuts, a...

Also, network with your local bike nuts, a replacement fork shouldn't be too much $$ or that hard to find. Ask about old broken bikes at garage sales, you might turn one up for free.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-11-13, 08:57 AM
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Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Front fork most certainly is bent. Sorry :( ...

Front fork most certainly is bent. Sorry :( Someone probably had a bad braking experience. To see how a fork is bent, observe in the following pic how the green line traces the angle of the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-08-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 5,930
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
What a handsome dog. Fantastic that he has a...

What a handsome dog. Fantastic that he has a loving home. Our dogs have all come from the pound/humane society/animal rescue. Our latest is a flat-coated retriever that is so friendly I thought...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-14-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,517
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
I don't have a good space to hang a conduit rack,...

I don't have a good space to hang a conduit rack, so I hang my wheels on long nails that are nailed directly into the wall studs of my barn. I don't always want to nail more nails in, so I use a bit...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-09-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,229
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Very nice work. Thanks for posting this...

Very nice work. Thanks for posting this beautiful bike. I like the other pic, but it's not the sort of thing I should be looking at during my break at work.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-05-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Sounds like a plan. When I get on a better...

Sounds like a plan. When I get on a better connection I'll look for trails around Battle Creek, and a pizza place.:thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
probably measuring and ordering, however kids...

probably measuring and ordering, however kids bmx-style bikes get trashed every day, rear wheels generally get the worst of it. You might be able to find a donor bike and just pop the front wheel in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
I was planning on doing up that crusty Sports of...

I was planning on doing up that crusty Sports of mine, but I could go with a JCHiggans Spaceliner frame if it has to be ratrod. The initial sentiment in the other thread seemed to be more inline...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Yep, that's what I'm talkin bout. I skip the...

Yep, that's what I'm talkin bout. I skip the pepperoni because there's a vegetarian in the house. Does your kitchenaid stand up to the dough ok? I use a cuisinart with a dough blade. Ooops... i...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Nice to see your Nishiki is up and running in...

Nice to see your Nishiki is up and running in style. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Scott, I'm unfamiliar with your bike. We...

Scott,

I'm unfamiliar with your bike. We don't see a whole lot of vintage trikes on here. What size are the rear rims? First try to clean them up, you'd be surprised what a little elbow...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
If anyone wants to come do a simultaneous ride...

If anyone wants to come do a simultaneous ride with me in southwest michigan, I'll make the pizza ;p

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJimmy/random%20stuff/givemepizza.jpg

I use...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-02-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
I'd be in for a rusty & crusty build-off, but I'm...

I'd be in for a rusty & crusty build-off, but I'm too far to come join for a ride. I have a special project that has been waiting for just such an occasion.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-02-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
Nice job on that Schwinn. Before it looked sad,...

Nice job on that Schwinn. Before it looked sad, now it says "lets go for a ride".
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-02-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,115
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJi...

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJimmy/bicycles/Fuji%20Monterey/PICT0260.jpg

Of course I have to post my huge Fuji for size comparison ;p

*edit* I know, I know... my pics are...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 05-02-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,891
Posted By BigPolishJimmy
If he's trashing wheels like that, I bet he gets...

If he's trashing wheels like that, I bet he gets more enjoyment out of riding than any of us do. :)

Oh, and I shamelessly trot this out on C&V often, but it probably fits the spirit of this thread...
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