Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: sykerocker; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 1.48 seconds.

  1. Replies
    17
    Views
    406

    A quick explanation regarding 3-speed internally...

    A quick explanation regarding 3-speed internally geared hubs vs. 3-speed derailleur (aka, Iab's Italian bikes): It's very nationalistic.

    The three speed internally geared hub is a British...
  2. A couple of thoughts (I'm going to assume that...

    A couple of thoughts (I'm going to assume that either you're willing to work on the bike to put it in shape, or have someone who can do the work for you):

    1. While condition is important, don't...
  3. To some people on this list, that's new-fangled...

    To some people on this list, that's new-fangled technology.
  4. Replies
    6,591
    Views
    569,340

    My method was to grab the edge of the fender or...

    My method was to grab the edge of the fender or fender stay (whichever is less and will still give you the necessary clearance) in the jaws of a medium sized crescent wrench and use it as a lever to...
  5. Replies
    6,591
    Views
    569,340

    Regarding the sub thread over the last couple of...

    Regarding the sub thread over the last couple of pages on bike shops with a ****ty attitude:

    First off, I don't defend them. In fact, I was happy as all get out when Rowlett's in Richmond, VA...
  6. Replies
    22
    Views
    541

    Yes, to the point that I sold my last three...

    Yes, to the point that I sold my last three brifter-equipped bikes (newest one was a five year old Trek) last spring. I like the older frame angles better. And my main ride, currently, is a Raleigh...
  7. Replies
    6,591
    Views
    569,340

    Big time agreement with that statement. I think...

    Big time agreement with that statement. I think the last time I field stripped an AW hub was somewhere around 1974. To the point that I'm probably going to tear one down just for the hell of it...
  8. Replies
    6,591
    Views
    569,340

    Query for the group: I'm currently working on...

    Query for the group:

    I'm currently working on a very nice condition '69 Raleigh Sprite (S-5 hub). Minus a few minor missing bits which I can easily order, the biggest problem I've got is that the...
  9. Poguemahone and I doubled up as usual this year,...

    Poguemahone and I doubled up as usual this year, sold a couple of small parts but not much. I figure it says something about having too much bike stuff when you can go to the largest swap meet on...
  10. Unfortunately, while going thru my pictures, I...

    Unfortunately, while going thru my pictures, I found that I erased most of my "before" pics about a year ago so I can only show the "after" on one of them. And, strictly speaking, both of these...
  11. We're due to go up there sometime in the next...

    We're due to go up there sometime in the next month or two on our next Ikea run. Will do some looking.

    Of course, this weekend we're passing thru the area heading up to the Westminster swap meet,...
  12. Replies
    116
    Views
    2,798

    I find it interesting. That says something about...

    I find it interesting. That says something about me . . . . . . . probably nothing that you could say in public.
  13. Replies
    22
    Views
    642

    That thread scared the living piss out of me. ...

    That thread scared the living piss out of me. Yeesh! Scary when you can't tell the difference between a bicycle fork and a hockey stick.
  14. I'm quite happy with my roof rack on the mouse...

    I'm quite happy with my roof rack on the mouse car (Scion xB), the boxiness of the car is really well suited to that kind of setup. It does have a couple of, don't want to call them negatives, let's...
  15. Depends on which vehicle. My Scion xB (first...

    Depends on which vehicle. My Scion xB (first gen) has a Yakima roof rack, and a Thule strap on rear rack. Currently I'm using the Thule, and removing it when I get back home. The Yakima has the...
  16. Replies
    6,591
    Views
    569,340

    I was lucky. Before I got back into restoring...

    I was lucky. Before I got back into restoring 3-speeds, I'd gone through twelve years of vintage Triumph and BSA ownership. I not only had Whitworth, I spoke Whitworth fluently.
  17. Replies
    9,953
    Views
    1,041,718

    Only ten days into the new year, and I've already...

    Only ten days into the new year, and I've already got my nomination for delusional seller of 2015 - $9500 asking for a 1949 (claimed - no picture showing a date on the SA hub) Raleigh Sports ladies...
  18. Replies
    13
    Views
    460

    Crank is a Varsity/Continental/Super Sport. Bars...

    Crank is a Varsity/Continental/Super Sport. Bars would have been the same, and I seem to remember getting some in the shop with the Schwinn "S" branded stem on them. Unless you're determined to be...
  19. Replies
    50
    Views
    1,232

    Sounds normal. Every fall, I build up 3-5 bikes...

    Sounds normal. Every fall, I build up 3-5 bikes for the annual swap meet at the Virginia Museum of Art. And I sell all of them, usually in one fell swoop - to a big time bike flipper from...
  20. Replies
    50
    Views
    1,232

    You set your price and put the bike up for sale. ...

    You set your price and put the bike up for sale. If you get it, terrific. If you get it very quickly, then maybe you under-priced it a bit. However that's what you wanted, so revel in having...
  21. Replies
    27
    Views
    668

    I'd feel safe in saying mid-80's with the cable...

    I'd feel safe in saying mid-80's with the cable guides on the top tube. Likewise the holes drilled in the bottom bracket to allow the derailleur cable to pass through. The foil decal on the seat...
  22. Replies
    992
    Views
    103,484

    Here's one I restored for a 20-something about a...

    Here's one I restored for a 20-something about a year and a half ago. It was equipped a bit odd from what I've usually been used to on a Super Course: Huret derailleurs, and the crank was a Nervar...
  23. Replies
    6,591
    Views
    569,340

    Either you buy it, or I'm going to figure some...

    Either you buy it, or I'm going to figure some way to take it out from under you.
  24. Pick up any old Sun Tour with the claw hanger, as...

    Pick up any old Sun Tour with the claw hanger, as your bike doesn't have a brazed on derailleur hanger. This was a very popular upgrade back in the day. Looking around you can probably find a Sun...
  25. Replies
    10
    Views
    284

    Then its Taiwanese. During the 70's, the Shimano...

    Then its Taiwanese. During the 70's, the Shimano Eagle was THE cheap derailleur. Heavy as hell, but strong with a smooth action and a built in crash guard that gave it a lifespan that could only be...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4