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  1. Thread: Lbs

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    ^ What does that have to do with tipping a...

    ^ What does that have to do with tipping a mechanic or anybody else in the good old USA ^


    Glenn
  2. Thread: Lbs

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    Glenn

    Glenn
  3. Thread: Lbs

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    Being on both sides of the counter ( as a...

    Being on both sides of the counter ( as a customer & a mechanic ) it is nice when someone gives you a tip, it shows that you & the work you did are appreciated. I tip if a mechanic does me a Solid,...
  4. Before I started selling used bikes I used to...

    Before I started selling used bikes I used to sell & repair power equipment & motorcycles out of my home garage while I was a head mechanic at a rental equipment place. I remember my manager asking...
  5. There isn't a lot of competition in my area with...

    There isn't a lot of competition in my area with our shop being the best at what there is to offer. I also have just a natural mechanical ability & learn very quickly at whatever repair field I jump...
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    For cheap new & used pedals I do it like SB...

    For cheap new & used pedals I do it like SB except I use Phil Tenacious Oil, I will sometimes use my air blow tool to force oil to the outside bearings or just let them sit overnight in my vice. The...
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    Missed this the first time around, here's a few...

    Missed this the first time around, here's a few of the purple bikes we have/had.

    Glenn

    1972 Schwinn Fair Lady Sting Ray built for my best friends little girl,...
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    I have had my big bottle of Antiseize for about...

    I have had my big bottle of Antiseize for about 25yrs & it's just about empty & will need another soon. I mostly use it on Aluminum framed bikes around here because of the salt air, grease doesn't...
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    That would be something to try, when I use OA I...

    That would be something to try, when I use OA I set up a tub with a warming tray under it and use a small pump from a table side rock fountain to keep the water & acid circulating. It helps with...
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    I picked up a gal of Evaporust on sale at Auto...

    I picked up a gal of Evaporust on sale at Auto Zone for $16.99 a couple of months ago just to try it out. I had mixed results, on a few chrome bike parts I tried, it worked pretty good with just a...
  11. Very common problem with the Shimano 3spd...

    Very common problem with the Shimano 3spd shifters, I have picked up whole junk bikes just because the shifter wasn't broke yet. I don't know if Shimano still sells them or not I never tried to get...
  12. Cool bike, it is a Raleigh but it is a re-issue...

    Cool bike, it is a Raleigh but it is a re-issue not a original Raleigh Chopper. You can tell by the grip shift 3spd setup, the three piece square tapered crankset and the V-brakes for one thing (...
  13. Thread: Bar taping

    by Glennfordx4
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    My computer had a moment while I was typing this...

    My computer had a moment while I was typing this is what I meant to say lol.

    Sorry Guys/Gals, wasn't here to answer your questions, yes the silicone runs down the center of the Rav-X tape but it...
  14. Thread: Bar taping

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    Sorry Guy/Gals, wasn't here to answer your...

    Sorry Guy/Gals, wasn't here to answer your questions, yes the silicone runs down the center of the Rav-X tape but it is pretty wide and for $12.99 it is two rolls with plenty left over for most bars...
  15. Thread: Bar taping

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    This is what I have been using, RavX Cottonwrap ?...

    This is what I have been using, RavX Cottonwrap ? RAVX Design I love the look & feel of cotton bar tape but I have pretty bad nerve damage to my hands & fingers and needed something with more...
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    I would buy that bike all day long for $50, nice...

    I would buy that bike all day long for $50, nice score! I am not a huge fan of grip shifters on my own stuff but the SRT 800 X-Rays you have are pretty nice & I just picked up three pairs of them to...
  17. As others have stated it's more in the stem then...

    As others have stated it's more in the stem then the bars for a upright seating position, here are two pictures of two different bikes with two different pairs of bars but the same stem. The Bianchi...
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    I got a bunch of NOS Sadem saddles from a friend...

    I got a bunch of NOS Sadem saddles from a friend who gave me all of his parts from his closed bike shop and that's where he got them from. They are pretty nice saddles with thick leather, I kept a...
  19. IIRC when I was researching my GJ I found...

    IIRC when I was researching my GJ I found catalogs for 76 & 78 & in 76 it still had a mix of French & Japanese components & by 78 the frame tubing switched from Reynolds 531 to the Vitus tubing....
  20. My 1977 was the all Japanese one year Model,where...

    My 1977 was the all Japanese one year Model,where everything was Suntour ( including dropouts ), Weinmann or SR & the frame was Reynolds 531. The OP bike looks like it could be a 1977 like mine also....
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    Right now I have two bikes that I use for just...

    Right now I have two bikes that I use for just about everything, my Diamond Back Topanga & my Swiss Army Bike ( aka My Fishing Bike ).

    Glenn...
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    I have nerve damage to both hands and I needed to...

    I have nerve damage to both hands and I needed to find a comfortable bar tape that didn't look out of place on my older road bikes. I love the look of cotton bar tape though it hurt to ride any...
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    As stated only the top one has a snap ring & it...

    As stated only the top one has a snap ring & it is really small, if you find the size please post it as I lost a couple rebuilding two of mine so they are sitting until found.


    Glenn
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    I have a Topanga that my boss gave me, I redid...

    I have a Topanga that my boss gave me, I redid the whole bike with a mix of black 7 & 8spd LX. The 8spd shifter & brake combo were NOS as were a lot of the parts I used in the build.

    Glenn...
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    It is rare to find anything but BSO's at yard...

    It is rare to find anything but BSO's at yard sales around here but I always find something. A few weeks ago I found a 1960's Daisy Spitting Image series Model 1894 BB *** that worked for $40, it...
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