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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-30-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By harpon
"Pact T Mo"

Now THERE's a name!

And nice to know that this is a family forum and not a shred of any kind of prejudice here.

How long are the nails they come in?
Pinko?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By harpon
Wow- what if you got some old "moon" hubcap...

Wow- what if you got some old "moon" hubcap decals and cut them apart and put them on either side of the headplate- then the helmet would have eyes! Awsome!

307673307674 like these here.....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By harpon
Raced on a Graftek for almost two years back in...

Raced on a Graftek for almost two years back in '79 and '80 while riding for Exxon-

It was a pretty good ride- I called it my "Magic Swirling Ship"
They were probably my two best years, but just...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-28-13, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,223
Posted By harpon
Oh Dear- Someone said "MATRESS" to Mr. Lambert! ...

Oh Dear- Someone said "MATRESS" to Mr. Lambert!
Now I've got to get into the FISHTANK and SING!
"And did those feet, in ancient times,
walk up on England's mountains green....."
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-28-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,223
Posted By harpon
GOT THAT $27,000 READY? Has anybody seen...

GOT THAT $27,000 READY?

Has anybody seen this on ebay- only 13 hours left now!...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-28-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By harpon
Yeah- I'd go with 1 1/8' or even 1"- either one...

Yeah- I'd go with 1 1/8' or even 1"- either one is a better roll and lighter than 1 1/4-

If on any rough roads, probably the 1 1/8, because the rims on 27's can crash down on a pothole pretty...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-27-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,265
Posted By harpon
Yes- Grab-on was waterproof- until it aged- then...

Yes- Grab-on was waterproof- until it aged- then it got more porous- It was hell to put on, and back in the '70's everyone who worked at the shop hated it- because it was quite popular, and people...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,265
Posted By harpon
To me- the bar tape epitomized the "TEN SPEED"...

To me- the bar tape epitomized the "TEN SPEED" when it came into the focus of my neighborhood friends and I in the mid-60's- and no place was it moreso than at the local Schwinn shop-

The line of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
It DOES thread in- I checked the standards in the...

It DOES thread in- I checked the standards in the meantime and saw they are both right hand thread- it's a bit stiff and there may be just an edge of tubing getting in the way farther down, if it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
There's a fixed cup on the frame- and you had...

There's a fixed cup on the frame- and you had another fixed cup in the bag- after a minute of trying to screw that in and then wondering if it was the right thread- I realized that it was a fixed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By harpon
Ordinary can aluminum can make a great shim...

Ordinary can aluminum can make a great shim sizing up a post too small-

maybe not the best permanent fix, but it works.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,864
Posted By harpon
307036307037 I added the pink sections onto...

307036307037

I added the pink sections onto this scooter to match part of the stripe- and really livens up the look I think.
Not a bike tho.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,864
Posted By harpon
307035 Call me a whacko!

307035
Call me a whacko!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
Hey thanks for the offer Tom- but I won't trouble...

Hey thanks for the offer Tom- but I won't trouble you or the delivery people for them- Never cared much for centerpulls- but Universal are'nt too bad. In fact I just got a couple of new Dia-compe...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 03-26-13, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By harpon
Your Atala here appears to be a 1972- according...

Your Atala here appears to be a 1972- according to several different internet sources- the first two numbers of their serial numbers is the year of manufacture- In that condition, if I were selling...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
Just looked at the serial number and some quick...

Just looked at the serial number and some quick research on the net- several sources seem to agree- the first two numbers on Atalas are the year of manufacture-

this one is # 75 D 1045

1975 I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
I just find it interesting- I guess I could spend...

I just find it interesting- I guess I could spend my time on something better- like playing my guitars or keyboards- no money in that either- just don't spend as much on it either!

So anyway-...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
"Honest wear" then in a good many instances just...

"Honest wear" then in a good many instances just translates to "RUST". I'm all for clearcoating then of things old- but I see no glory in them looking old otherwise. They'll just keep better with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
Oh- and then the DECALS- I see people always...

Oh- and then the DECALS- I see people always whining about decals- but I never hear about them touching them up somehow much-

An original decal set for most vintage framesets is usually $45 on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
Yes, but can you see that your views are a...

Yes, but can you see that your views are a little.... limiting?

Yes- this is a "Vintage" forum, and yes, there are people on here with an intent to restore to "pristine"-

But the whole disdain...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,208
Posted By harpon
I've always called bike snobs "equipment freaks"-...

I've always called bike snobs "equipment freaks"- as far back as that first shop I worked in in '73.
Then it was more cut and dry- there were fewer choices (MUTATIONS might often be a better...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
Well, la dee dah...

Well, la dee dah...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-23-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,370
Posted By harpon
Yeah- it's nice- and not to be contrary- but...

Yeah- it's nice- and not to be contrary-

but to me- the "Holy Grail" would probably be Chromed fancy quill lugs in some metallic color- red or green or blue- with a Super Record gruppo-

One was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-23-13, 05:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
Yes- the rim is painted blue anno- it used to be...

Yes- the rim is painted blue anno- it used to be here, on this blue bike-
306267 I replaced that wheel when it all went silver: 306268 and I just touched it up a while back- so theres still...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-22-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By harpon
This is evidence of another suspect overpricing-...

This is evidence of another suspect overpricing- Oil Company Operatives?
And there I was, racing for Cool Gear/ Exxon.....
http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/3698210106.html

I think the...
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