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  1. Beautiful! I'm so glad to see that bike built up...

    Beautiful! I'm so glad to see that bike built up and riding. I acquired it as a frame and it had been in storage for years prior to that. Nice work! :thumb:
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    Do you race? Have you ever?

    My interest in cycling started with personal fitness and expanded to the fun of repairing old bikes, and that's been it - I've never raced. Lately I've considered training for one next year. I'm too...
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    Well... it's not mine but I am lucky enough to...

    Well... it's not mine but I am lucky enough to get to use it everyday!

    http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/10682643_10205367517454406_186317359_o1_zpsc5229018.jpg
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    Agreed. More fun and a better bike in the end.

    Agreed. More fun and a better bike in the end.
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    That is a great find! Sometimes it is the little...

    That is a great find! Sometimes it is the little things like that that are the fun of it all.
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    It was on its way to the dump when I grabbed it,...

    It was on its way to the dump when I grabbed it, it was a rental bike for ever 30 years... maybe I should've let it go haha
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    I think it will be the indoor trainer or a fat...

    I think it will be the indoor trainer or a fat bike after today...

    http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/10752609_10205556859627842_1006931973_o_zps66773d01.jpg
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    Thank you very much, I spent much time ogling...

    Thank you very much, I spent much time ogling yours before I started mine, a new saddle and I see mine getting alot of use as well.
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    A little before and after on my '56 Rudge, it was...

    A little before and after on my '56 Rudge, it was a really fun project. I was quite glad to find a proper fitting 23" frame The nasty plastic fenders had to go, luckily I had some appropriate oldies...
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    A small sharp chisel on the portion of the rivet...

    A small sharp chisel on the portion of the rivet inside the headtube usually works well for me. No drills and nothing coming near the badge itself.
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    Beautiful! Looking forward to hearing a first...

    Beautiful! Looking forward to hearing a first ride report and seeing some build photos!
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    Beautiful! An absolute dream bike for me

    Beautiful! An absolute dream bike for me
  14. schwinn sierra 1963...

    schwinn sierra 1963

    Bent fork or camera distortion? If its okay its a cool old schwinn
  15. Assembling a 1982 Schwinn Deluxe Twinn fresh from the box

    A customer that used to run a bicycle rental had four 1982 Schwinn Tandems tucked away in the original boxes and brought them into our shop a few weeks ago. They were to be assembled then auctioned...
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    Teaser...

    Teaser http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/Fullscreencapture4232014102716PMbmp_zpsf54f2b70.jpg
  17. Absolutely stunning. I love it, wonderful work.

    Absolutely stunning. I love it, wonderful work.
  18. Thanks folks! She is done, entirely a parts bin...

    Thanks folks! She is done, entirely a parts bin build, it fits and rides surprisingly well and is a huge improvement over what it was. Now I just have to decide whether to keep it as my town bike or...
  19. @dweenk...

    @dweenk Thanks very much, it'll be my townie bike I think, just right for not worrying about too much. I live in metro Detroit in the winter, I get enough of the island the other half of the year...
  20. zandoval Thank you! This one is lower end tubing,...

    zandoval Thank you! This one is lower end tubing, not light, but still a decent ride. Don't worry, I'm not into fixies outside of track bikes. This one will be converted to square taper and a Sugino...
  21. I wouldn't go do far as expert haha, but I've had...

    I wouldn't go do far as expert haha, but I've had good luck. Patience and high heat are key to the recalcitrant ones. I'd be happy to give them a whack, so to speak.


    markk900 - Yes, I was...
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    Both of those are simply wonderful, a a great...

    Both of those are simply wonderful, a a great write up on them, thank you so much for sharing!
  24. Jaguar of Germany, My New Find and First Ride of the Year

    Car repair bills and other circumstances had left me bike-less for a short time, at least until this morning when I found this gem, A Jaguar First Class made in Western Germany. The First Class is...
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    I'm normally against motors, but that one is...

    I'm normally against motors, but that one is pretty neat. I'd say just clean it, grease it, new disposables and call it a day.
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