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  1. Orange Leader - yep, Horicon WI. Home of the...

    Orange Leader - yep, Horicon WI. Home of the world's (or is it North America's, I forget) largest fresh water marsh. Just up the road from ya.

    Meatwad, thanks for the ID help. AMF is good...
  2. It rides pretty good. I was really surprised...

    It rides pretty good. I was really surprised actually when I got it on the road last fall. Solid, but with some flex to make it comfy. Great in the snow this winter. I love the "speedy switch"...
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    Jot, Check out this thread I made last year. It...

    Jot,
    Check out this thread I made last year. It will answer a lot of the questions you have.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=48496

    I think the Globe 3 is basically my bike with...
  4. Well, my winter beater Firestone was quite...

    Well, my winter beater Firestone was quite faithfull all winter. Therefore, I decided to reward it with a quick paint job before tucking it away for summer. I also figured I'd bite the bullet and...
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    pjbaz, Thanks for the offer on the hub. I think...

    pjbaz,
    Thanks for the offer on the hub. I think I'm OK. My winter beater needs the shifter mechanism, but I'm not certain I'm even going to use that bike next year.

    Anyone ever cruise a girls...
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    Some more photos. I just don't think I can part...

    Some more photos. I just don't think I can part it out...
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    Opinions on this Triumph I bought today...

    I donated some stuff to the local charity flee market place today and had to go back and check out the bike section. Wow, over the winter folks have been really turning them in! Nothing super cool,...
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    Is your bike similar to mine? I've got a photo...

    Is your bike similar to mine? I've got a photo on this thread in the Winter Cycling area....

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=483&page=3

    Pat
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    Here I am after coming home from work last week...

    Here I am after coming home from work last week in WI. I'm lucky, I've got a very short commute and I can wear my work clothes on the trip.

    I'm riding a 1960's Firestone steel frame w/ SA 3sp...
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    Structoz, Check out this thread for more on my...

    Structoz,
    Check out this thread for more on my bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=68312

    On the hub, if it's of a large diameter like mine, that usually means there are gears in...
  11. John E, you are exactly right! What you did is...

    John E, you are exactly right! What you did is basically what I've got, and I couldn't be happier with the performance.

    DieselDan, you are probably right...

    Pat
  12. Thanks for the thought folks. Yeah, I need to...

    Thanks for the thought folks. Yeah, I need to scrap the extra cable. I was still experimenting, so I hadn't hacked it off yet.

    No clutches in the hub, so no worries. If you were to see inside...
  13. Here a few more photos. Some of the shifter...

    Here a few more photos. Some of the shifter setup, Firestone logo, etc.

    The last one is the "before" shot. Too bad the chromed fenders were so rusted. Note the reversed stem and flipped-up bars...
  14. Firestone back on the street - custom Stormey shifter too!

    Thought you folks might like a shot of my winter bike I just got going. It's a late 50' or 60's (anyone else want to guess?) Firestone Vagabond. What I like about it is that the frame is welded...
  15. I bought one last year at Goodwill to see if I...

    I bought one last year at Goodwill to see if I liked riding to work. It was like new, I mean perfect. The date code on the seat (look underside) showed that it was a 1980 model. Silver w/...
  16. Anyone ever make a homemade Stormey-Archer shift cable/shifter?

    I just bought a real wreck of a bike at a charity sale. I bought it because it had some type of mulit-speed hub. Well, after some degreasing the hub is a Sears 3spd, but made in Austria. After...
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    Firestone Vagabond & Sears 3spd Hub

    Well, I bought this bike today a the annual big charity sale. Basically thrown in free with another bike I bought.

    It's a Firestone, and on the top tube is says "Vagabond" in a small oval. It...
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    Thanks to all! Yeah, I have a pretty short ride,...

    Thanks to all! Yeah, I have a pretty short ride, but my main reason is that I get 30 mintues for lunch break and with the bike I can get home quick and enjoy it. Otherwise, I would just walk.
    ...
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    I'm going to park my good commuter as soon as the...

    I'm going to park my good commuter as soon as the snow and salt come here in WI. What would make a good beater bike for winter? I have a very short commute (< 1/2 mi). Last year I rode an old...
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    I have a very similar 5-minute "commute" here in...

    I have a very similar 5-minute "commute" here in small-town Wisconsin. Being a motorhead, I just couldn't stand to start my car or truck and drive it 1/2 mile in the super cold. I just bundle up...
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    My wife and I took a little drive around the...

    My wife and I took a little drive around the backroads here in WI the other day and I saw a new alarming trend in gardening - using nice old bikes as planters! Gardening is somewhat prone to fads,...
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    Telling us what components are on the bike will...

    Telling us what components are on the bike will say a lot. I think I've seen one before, and it looks like a decent bike. Nothing really super, but not bad either. I think a guy at work rides one...
  23. Thanks for the replies. Here's some more info. ...

    Thanks for the replies. Here's some more info.

    Originally I started with great original cogs and 3/32 chain. No wear anywhere. The chainline looks good, although it could be better if I could...
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    You can really find some good stuff at Goodwill. ...

    You can really find some good stuff at Goodwill. I bring home way too many "junk" bikes from there.....and sometimes they are like new.

    Great catch!

    Pat
  25. Why didn't anyone tell me to use a 1/8" chain earlier?! Chain pop fixed.

    Among all this talk of fixie this and SS that, I never saw anyone recommend using a 1/8" chain during a conversion. My SS project popped and banged and did all kinds of things like that and really...
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