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Old 01-21-20, 04:25 PM
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What did you end up with today...

No bought...not saved from the dump...not found on the side of the road...just ended up with it...







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No bought...not saved from the dump...not found on the side of the road...just ended up with it...


A stray followed you home or you got home and it was sitting on your doorstep?

I wouldn't complain about a random 400 showing up on my doorstep!
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Old 01-21-20, 05:21 PM
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I helped an older couple move some deck furniture and as always I asked if they had any old or unused bikes...the rest is history...cleaner in person and will be an easy redo.
We have clear weather forecast for the next couple of days, this will be back on the road!
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I expect this bike to ride awesomely(word?)!
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Originally Posted by billnuke1 View Post
No bought...not saved from the dump...not found on the side of the road...just ended up with it...





Bent fork?
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Old 01-22-20, 07:58 AM
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I’ll get a better look at the bike later this AM...
I guessin’, hopin’ just the high camera angle...
I’m takin’ it around the block when I get home...
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a friend was cleaning out his garage a few years ago and gifted me some 3 speeds I would have loved to keep it but ended up fixing the shift cable and passing it along as a project

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a friend was cleaning out his garage a few years ago and gifted me some 3 speeds I would have loved to keep this tall blue one but ended up fixing the shift cable and passing it along as a project

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Nope...

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Bent fork?
perfect!



Better angle...nope...no bent fork here...

Perfect...
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Nice ride...

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I’ll get a better look at the bike later this AM...
I guessin’, hopin’ just the high camera angle...
I’m takin’ it around the block when I get home...

Put my funny clothes on and rode the snot out of it!
I haven’t used these kind of shifters for a while...kinda cool...
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Originally Posted by billnuke1 View Post
perfect!



Better angle...nope...no bent fork here...

Perfect...
That's good. Yay!
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Well done, billnuke1

I envy you guys on The Cape sometimes. Your winter's are usually pretty mild by New England standards, and you have many more "rideable" days in the winter.
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With my lighter workload and the lengthening days I got about 8.5 miles in this week...mostly neighborhood riding...been windy, too...heavier MTB riding...no appreciable snow yet.
Definitely taking the light aluminum Specialized out tomorrow, Friday, I have a need for speed!
Nice to be envied.
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Oooo! Ahhhhh!

Got stopped on the street today...”Do you still that bike thing?”...”Yup...””My father is getting rid of some old Raleigh bikes, you want’em?””Yup...”...gotten!


Hubs say ‘70s...old guy said, “bought’em mid ‘60s”...nice B72...

“Might as well take that, too.” “Ok...”
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Welp...ended up with “Well Built” 20 gallon parts cleaner...has been sitting over in the corner for the last 15 years or so that I have been servicing this home...so...I asked what they wanted to do with it...“nothin’”...take it! Got it!
It’s red!
Pics coming...

Looks just like this...can’t wait to plug it in...may be overkill...
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Gonna go with some Simple Green...I guess 12 gallons of any cleaner will add up...
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Gonna use Simple Green...I guess 12 gallons of any cleaner add# up...
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Gonna use Simple Green...I guess 12 gallons of any cleaner add# up...
I had a parts cleaner just like that once. I ran odorless mineral spirits in it. I got rid of it because of the fire risk. Cleaning parts now is a bit of a chore, but I rest easier knowing my shop is safer. I applaud your use of water-based degreasers. They dont work as well, but they are way safer. Oh, and you probably already know this, but be wary that Simple Green will dull the finish on unanodized alloy parts.
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Thanks for the heads up...
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You really want to be using a very specific type of "solvent" in these things.

Simple Green is not made for this application.

First of all, the chemistry will definitely change over time, until you have who-knows-what kind of corrosion and biological growth and odors/gasses going on!!!

The commercial parts washer fluids are designed to maintain stable chemistry to best effect over the longest replacement interval.

So when the time comes, you trade in the old fluid for new. Maybe once or twice a year for a home washer like this one.
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Yup. Looking into it...may just move it through...$!!!
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I'm getting a box!

More fun stuff from a friend of my dad's.
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Just remarking the other day how uncomfortable my selection of stools were in the shop...I missed an Official Park Tool Stool some time ago...these were prob just put out...and within my price range!

This is good for about 5-10 minutes at best...

...these are too short, too tall and uncomfortable! Trifecta!

Pure heaven...

...and they swivel!
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