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Old 02-21-07, 02:08 PM   #1
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The bike that's old enough to be your father...

....Hercules with an old flip-flop hub.








and of course, the obligatory clamp-on front brake


It has it's own thread over here :
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=270966

with more pics and info if you're interested.
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Old 02-21-07, 04:10 PM   #2
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nice! herculeses are pretty.
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that's yours? crazy! i love those old chainrings...
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That chainring is tight!
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that's yours? crazy! i love those old chainrings...
Now it is Yeah, the chaingring is awesome...the teeth barely worn, but I think when it wears out I'll see if I can't find someone to make a new one with bolt holes for a cotterless crank setup.
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ambitious.
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Yeah, but when it wears out I don't really have any other choice...if I just threw some regular old chainring on there the bicycle gods would smite me.
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oh, for sure.

i'm trying to remember where in portland they have a few chainrings like that. it may be the ccc, hanging above the door that leads to their basement (which is pretty rad if anyone ever lets you down there).
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neat. its about the same age as my bike.
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This slack black track attack took me aback. If you have the knack you should strip it and repack, install a rear rack and change the saddle to save your sac (or just use smack). That would be mack. Knick knack paddy whack don't ride over a tack, Jack.
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i'm trying to remember where in portland they have a few chainrings like that. it may be the ccc, hanging above the door that leads to their basement (which is pretty rad if anyone ever lets you down there).
if they still have them...
http://bikeportland.org/2007/02/20/t...ycling-center/

yikes.
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This slack black track attack took me aback. If you have the knack you should strip it and repack, install a rear rack and change the saddle to save your sac (or just use smack). That would be mack. Knick knack paddy whack don't ride over a tack, Jack.

shizaz wins.
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This slack black track attack took me aback. If you have the knack you should strip it and repack, install a rear rack and change the saddle to save your sac (or just use smack). That would be mack. Knick knack paddy whack don't ride over a tack, Jack.
That was awesome. I might actually try to have the leather redone on the saddle if the price would be reasonable, but I have no idea how tht goes. Otherwise, it'll probably get a sprung Brooks. Sorry, nothing I'm saying is rhyming.
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That was awesome. I might actually try to have the leather redone on the saddle if the price would be reasonable, but I have no idea how tht goes. Otherwise, it'll probably get a sprung Brooks. Sorry, nothing I'm saying is rhyming.
yup, as a buyer, enquire at your local supplier, acquire a flyer (or other brooks you desire) and join the choir. Match the tire to the prior if you so require and your bike will be in fine attire, sire.
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damn, that sucks.
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i really want those bars.
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hard to get exact ones, i'm sure--but if you angle some major taylors, maybe you could get that look and feel.
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I think you'd be better off getting some cruiser bars and flipping them, but thats just my guess.
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this bike

the Smithsonian has this bike in its museum.
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wow...ummm....braingel....how'd you acquire this fine pedalcycle...?
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wow...ummm....braingel....how'd you acquire this fine pedalcycle...?
Good ol' craigslist. It was a few days after it went up, too, and the guy even delivered to my doorstep from Oregon City.

The ad's still up:
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$150, Argh. Nice score. Cycleart recovers saddles.
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I think you'd be better off getting some cruiser bars and flipping them, but thats just my guess.
Wald still makes some generic cruiser bars with a similar bend. Yep, just flip 'em.
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how many years is my father old?
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