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Old 08-11-19, 11:29 PM
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I have one these garmins and they're pretty cool. Simple design with multple features for a good price. They take a beating and last.
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Originally Posted by malcala622
I have one these garmins and they're pretty cool. Simple design with multple features for a good price. They take a beating and last.
I love mine, but the other one took a beating and "lost". Hope this one lasts longer.
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I ordered a $4 key ring from banggood, and five weeks later, this pair of "tools" arrived instead. I have no idea what they are. I knowingly take a risk when I order directly from Asia. I might ask them to make good on the deal, or I might just shrug it off.

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These came today, courtesy of @jonwvara. All the way from America! Which, for people of my generation, still feels like a small miracle.

37T 122 BCD means I finally get to take some of my favorite cranksets out of the Dutch polders. First stop: L'Eroica in Gaiole!

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Not post but UPS. My next project freebie all the way from New Jersey:

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A 1969 sturmey Archer S5 showed up for me. My Hercules is getting a 5 speed transmission!
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Shoes from Italy

These shoes were on my front porch when I got home today.

They. Are. Orange.

But neither classic nor vintage, so apologies for that. They feel like slippers, hope they're just as comfortable on the bike.



Vittoria Ikon Shoes
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Old 08-14-19, 01:39 AM
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good score. I do cars & trains (1:24-5 & 35 scales). this for buildin' or on the shelf of "untouchable kits to be sold at my estate sale"?
Oh, this will get built (but I do have a couple/three "untouchable" kits, you betcha!). In fact, it was purchased with the express intent to build and show at a PNW show in March.

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Old 08-16-19, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
From the 70s:


Now all you need is a 1/20th scale 1979 F350 hooker tow truck, and a 1/20th scale folding-door phone booth to call for it.....

Nothing exciting or photo-worthy, just a set of chains from @deux jambes , via a C&V Sales thread. Remarkable that it made it, however. Package went into limbo per Uncle Sam, it just kept saying it was "moving through the USPS network" (still says that now). Wife calls me at work yesterday, there's a plastic bag in the mailbox with a sopping wet USPS box. She can just make out our address, and the "from" city. Yeah, that's the chains. I get home, put on a pair of nitrile gloves, dig into it, and the box smells of some vague watered-down chemical. Fortunately, he wrapped the chains in TIGHT plastic, INSIDE the box, so they were totally unscathed. But whiskey tango, did they drag the box across the Mississippi River on the way here? 'Course, no way for the carrier to scan to indicate delivery, so it's still hanging out there.

Tonight one of the chains is going on a '90-ish Schwinn Impact Pro MOS I bought, well-used and weary, from the original owner; been gradually waking it back up, and this will complete the process.
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Originally Posted by madpogue

.,,But whiskey tango, did they drag the box across the Mississippi River on the way here? 'Course, no way for the carrier to scan to indicate delivery, so it's still hanging out there...
I still can’t get over this story!

I am very happy they made it to you though. And glad a catfish didn’t slither out of the package upon opening it!

I wonder if anyone else is experiencing hiccups wit USPS.

Two recent incoming packages were finally delivered after problems. And one more is late with no tracking updates in the last 24 hrs. Wouldn’t bother me so much if it wasn’t the very last item needed for a bike build in progress.

Anyhow, these gum hoods which must have been kept in a time capsule were delivered from Belgium today, so I can’t complain too much...


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UPS, not USPS. A tool to take out a dent in the seat tube of my ca 1965 Sauvage Lejeune. May do a show and tell.

This tool was kindly loaned to me by Bob Freeman of the CR list.
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Originally Posted by CV-6
UPS, not USPS. A tool to take out a dent in the seat tube of my ca 1965 Sauvage Lejeune. May do a show and tell.

This tool was kindly loaned to me by Bob Freeman of the CR list.
Please do
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A brodpisker.

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And here it is! After 7 months of collecting parts for a very specific bike build, I can finally say that as long as the bottom bracket spindle gives a proper chainline then this decaluer is the very last component needed.





I wouldn’t mind fresh decals for the rims, and crank arms, but I’ll consider those “wants” as opposed to “needs.” And those can come much later. No problem. So I think I can safely tear the shopping list up now. Let the good times roll... !
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Originally Posted by CV-6
UPS, not USPS. A tool to take out a dent in the seat tube of my ca 1965 Sauvage Lejeune. May do a show and tell.

This tool was kindly loaned to me by Bob Freeman of the CR list.
Show and tell seconded.

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Needed these bad boys for a project I've been working on for a while. Excited to share pics once it's finished.
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A new book called The Many Faces Of Schwinn by Barry E. Gray, it's about Schwinn-built bikes for other sellers. Barry is from northern Idaho near Spokane and is a member of another bike site I'm on. This is his first book.
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seven Shimano 7 speed uni/hyperglide free hub bodies. A particular kind of wealth that is...
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A used set of SR 42 cm 25.4 mm Maes bend handlebars ...
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seven Shimano 7 speed uni/hyperglide free hub bodies. A particular kind of wealth that is...
You're hoarding those, too? I'd stock up on a couple of your favorite cassettes (if you haven't already) since Shimano stopped making the HG50s. Not many combinations available now.
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Anyways, here is some of what has come recently:



A sheet of 1/8" thick 3003 aluminum for a secret project, a set of button-head M8 bolts, a combo 5mm/6mm wrench to save a few grams and a little space in my toolkit, and my first dyno-powered tail light, a B&M TopLight Line Small with a neat little plastic bracket that clips into the saddle rails. Pretty stoked to try that last one out.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
Anyways, here is some of what has come recently:
A sheet of 1/8" thick 3003 aluminum for a secret project, a set of button-head M8 bolts, a combo 5mm/6mm wrench to save a few grams and a little space in my toolkit, and my first dyno-powered tail light, a B&M TopLight Line Small with a neat little plastic bracket that clips into the saddle rails. Pretty stoked to try that last one out.
Nice! I'm curious to hear how well the light works for you. It seems small enough that it might be a pretty good fit for some smaller vintage tail light modding.

Does the sheet of aluminum require a lasercutter?
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Nice! I'm curious to hear how well the light works for you. It seems small enough that it might be a pretty good fit for some smaller vintage tail light modding.

Does the sheet of aluminum require a lasercutter?
I haven't tried it out on the road yet, but it lights up nicely in my basement with the lights off when I spin the front wheel. I'm using zip ties to route the wiring under the downtube and behind the seat tube for now, daydreaming about routing the wiring internally for a cleaner look.

Also, a laser cutter would be cool, but I'll have to make do with hacksaws and Dremel cutoff wheels for now.
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I ordered some Schwalbe tubes way back on 7/28. I think they must have gotten lost as the expected delivery date came and went. It's a good thing that they are great tubes.
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