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Old 05-27-21, 03:54 PM
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What is a "gen set"?
"Generator", we make onboard Oxygen generator sets for aircraft where I work, we abbreviate it as "gen set".
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Old 05-27-21, 04:05 PM
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Well I bought the bike, as you can see in another thread. My wife doesn't want it. It's a bit too small for me. Send me a PM.
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Old 05-29-21, 01:29 PM
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I think this is the beginning of a love story...

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Old 06-03-21, 07:46 PM
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This is a “Not Saved from the Dump” post, unfortunately. But with a cool ending.

First, a Miyata buried behind a railing. Don’t know the model, but I love the color!



Next, a Hardrock high on the pile. This would be great for my daughter, as she is outgrowing her 24” Trek. Alas, no salvaging.



After a grim survey, at least my spirits were lifted as this guy backed up to the pile.



What’s the oldest truck you’ve seen at the dump?
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Old 06-04-21, 03:27 PM
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Not so much that I saved it from the dump, but definitely my catch of the day.

A nice used B17 with lube and a wrench(I have several Brooks saddles, but never have owned the proprietary tool).

And my first ever Nitto bottle cage.
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Old 06-04-21, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JacobLee
This is a “Not Saved from the Dump” post, unfortunately. But with a cool ending.

First, a Miyata buried behind a railing. Don’t know the model, but I love the color!


Too bad it's inaccessible. I think those Specialized "Flag" cranksets are worth something.
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Old 06-04-21, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Not so much that I saved it from the dump, but definitely my catch of the day.

A nice used B17 with lube and a wrench(I have several Brooks saddles, but never have owned the proprietary tool).

And my first ever Nitto bottle cage.

So you, ermm, lubricate your saddles? It takes all sorts! Every day is a school day.
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Old 06-04-21, 04:35 PM
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Nice catch today from the local bike collective:





I think it’s a 1990 or 1991 Bianchi Axis with Tange double butted “superset II” tube set. Appears to be bone stock and all original minus the tires. Sun Tour XCD/GPX components, 3x7 with the sweet command shifters inside the brake levers. Handlebar is bent but I have a plan to remedy that - visit the local bike collective!
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Old 06-04-21, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by OlderNotWiser
So you, ermm, lubricate your saddles? It takes all sorts! Every day is a school day.
Saddles? I learned something new today. I've always put on my shorts, so they don't stick to the seat.

Lighten up francis
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Old 06-04-21, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Saddles? I learned something new today. I've always put on my shorts, so they don't stick to the seat.

Lighten up francis
Apologies, you did not detect the tongue firmly in the cheek Old Sausage. However, lubricating one's shorts could also be open to niche interpretation. Lederhosen, 'Yodel-eh-he-hoo!'
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Old 06-06-21, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Not so much that I saved it from the dump, but definitely my catch of the day.

A nice used B17 with lube and a wrench(I have several Brooks saddles, but never have owned the proprietary tool).

And my first ever Nitto bottle cage.
You may want to throw away the tool. Almost everything I have read from experienced Brookies say NOT to tighten the nut on the saddle!
NICE nitto cage and I love the Obenauf's. Way good leather treatment.
Cheers!
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
Nice catch today from the local bike collective:





I think it’s a 1990 or 1991 Bianchi Axis with Tange double butted “superset II” tube set. Appears to be bone stock and all original minus the tires. Sun Tour XCD/GPX components, 3x7 with the sweet command shifters inside the brake levers. Handlebar is bent but I have a plan to remedy that - visit the local bike collective!
That is truly rather pretty and in crackingly good nick! Great find.
Edited to add: It is a very practical tool that you should get loads of road (s)miles out of.
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Saddles? I learned something new today. I've always put on my shorts, so they don't stick to the seat.

Lighten up francis
I forgot to add (being a bear of very little brain) that that saddle is a thing of beauty.
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Old 06-06-21, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by OlderNotWiser
I forgot to add (being a bear of very little brain) that that saddle is a thing of beauty.
Oh, Pooh!
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Old 06-07-21, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by OlderNotWiser
That is truly rather pretty and in crackingly good nick! Great find.
Edited to add: It is a very practical tool that you should get loads of road (s)miles out of.
Thank you - I’m pretty well chuffed about it. Having some doubts about the Suntour Command shifters, but otherwise I’m through the moon!
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Old 06-10-21, 01:34 PM
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Old 06-10-21, 01:38 PM
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FB Marketplace catch. Centurion LeMans

Not as pretty as the preceding Centurion - but it was $35, so there's that ...


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Old 06-10-21, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
Not as pretty as the preceding Centurion - but it was $35, so there's that ...


Is that rusty or dirty?
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I bought two bikes today - the first was not that great of a deal, a '89 Schwinn Impact that was in a worse shape than I had expected. Should've tried to haggle down the price, ended up costing 70 € plus a 4.10 € train ticket.

Then I went to pick up a used Selle Italia suede saddle for 10 €, and the guy started offering some other stuff he had around. I snatched a small sun-bleached '91 Marin Muirwoods frameset for another 10 €
This pic is not mine but the paintjob is similar, just very dirty and sunbleached to white in many spots. Absolutely hideous, but I expect that those in the know would consider it a crime to paint over it
I would appreciate info about what components these came with, and where to find a top cap for that quill stem (mine has it missing).
I think I'll build it up using the ugliest mostly period correct non-original parts I can find to match the appeal ;D



I was actually ogling at another Marin before I decided on the Schwinn, but it was too far away ;(
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Is that rusty or dirty?
It's BOTH! It's also my second entry this year in the Clunker Challenge. I think I can get it up and running - and running well, at that - within the $100 budget. I honestly don't think it's ever been cleaned in its entire existence, but I hope to get most of the filth off of it soon. There is a surprising amount of rust in odd places. This is the first time I've ever encountered a rear brake cable housing that has bonded itself to the inside of the cable tunnel on the top tube - fortunately, I was eventually able to separate the two.
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Old 06-10-21, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Nubra
You may want to throw away the tool. Almost everything I have read from experienced Brookies say NOT to tighten the nut on the saddle!
NICE nitto cage and I love the Obenauf's. Way good leather treatment.
Cheers!
Not so fast and I will probably get shouted down on this but I have used "the" wrench to loosen a couple of new ones just a bit to speed up break in time, tighten them back up as soon as it starts or before if my backside gets onboard sooner which it usually does.

I have at least 15-20 Brooks of every state, NOS, well broken in, old and not broken in, and many in between, Pro's, Team's, B-17's, B-17 Specials, an Imperial and a couple or 3 Cambium's

To be honest, I have very little trouble with them, height, tilt and adjustment have more to do with it than anything. On hot, cold, long rides I some times use a cover for extra slip or cushion depending on the current state out back.

In other words, I have never met a Brooks I didn't like, ymmv.

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Old 06-10-21, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Nubra
You may want to throw away the tool. Almost everything I have read from experienced Brookies say NOT to tighten the nut on the saddle!
NICE nitto cage and I love the Obenauf's. Way good leather treatment.
Cheers!
I have used my Brooks wrench primarily when repairing saddles; the first time when I added an auxiliary rivet behind the right front rivet, the second time when I replaced a broken cantle rivet. Both repairs required removing the nose bolt and the tool was invaluable for that.
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Put the tool someplace out of the way where it’s not gonna get lost...if you have Brooks seats, someday you’ll need it...if you tighten the nut too much, you can also loosen it...I’ve only had to use my wrench once with all of my Brooks seats, bikes, past and present...you’ll know when it’s the right time to use it...
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Saved this guy, literally minutes from the Garbage Truck. Gold Anodized rims.





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What the poop...Roller cams, Sun Tour ratchet thumbies, black bull moose bars and stem, the triple pulley rear derailleur AND A BELL!!!! That will clean up nicely.
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