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Old 06-26-15, 07:41 PM
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Nothing really exciting just commuted to work with my 1989 Cannondale Road Bike and hit 100 miles since the frame up build.

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I'm in the throes of moving into a new house and shop, and am buried in wood working for the foreseeable future. I have, however, moved my C and V bikes out of the way multiple times. Soon I will find a way to hang them once and for all.

Edit: Beautiful bike! ^^
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I've posted a few in the 3 speed thread.
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Today, I'm riding an Ironman for 55 miles.
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After my 6:00 a.m. 13 mile walk/run I will replace a thrust washer on a Sturmey Archer AW 3 speed hub.
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Mrs. Road Fan just received her new bike (custom Georgena Terry with Athena triple group) and has been riding it. But she told me she had it fully fitted, when actually the guy only touched and mis-adjusted the saddle height. So I need to go through the bike and make all the dimensions match her old Terry, on which she never had any discomfort with the current contact points. Also have to put some water bottle cages, bell, and headlights on the new Terry for her.

Plus I received my repurchased Woodrup from the seller yesterday, and I need to to unpack it and see what I want to do with it.

Plus I need to finish dismantling the parts off of my damaged Mondonico frame and see what I want to do with it.

Plus a bunch of honey-do's, haircut, and yoga class.
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Luke, use the fork.
Great line! could be Star Wars or Modern Family!
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It is raining so no riding. I am going to try and fight my depression and anxiety and dust off my Cornelo, Batavus, unfortunately maybe one of my MAX frames too, Ticino hubs and wheels, and list them on CL and Ebay to try and sell them to pay the rent and pay for a Dr visit so hopefully I can go back to truk driving next month.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
It is raining so no riding. I am going to try and fight my depression and anxiety and dust off my Cornelo, Batavus, unfortunately maybe one of my MAX frames too, Ticino hubs and wheels, and list them on CL and Ebay to try and sell them to pay the rent and pay for a Dr visit so hopefully I can go back to truk driving next month.
1 to 3 inches today, which we don't need. Tomorrow looks to be much improved.
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A friend is going to the Dead show at Levi stadium and asked for a "beater" to ride to the event. Kind of laughed at him because I don't consider anything I save a beater. I do have a graveyard for parts bikes so I'm 'raising from the dead' an old Diamondback, could be an Ascent. Leaving it purposefully ugly...
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Originally Posted by fleslider
Nothing really exciting just commuted to work with my 1989 Cannondale Road Bike and hit 100 miles since the frame up build.

That is a very nice build and very patriotic for the upcoming Independence festivities. Did you use a full 8 speed Shimano tricolor group?
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Originally Posted by Pemetic2006
1 to 3 inches today, which we don't need. Tomorrow looks to be much improved.
I hope so. I managed to ride 3 days this week and was hoping for a good weekend.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
A friend is going to the Dead show at Levi stadium and asked for a "beater" to ride to the event. Kind of laughed at him because I don't consider anything I save a beater. I do have a graveyard for parts bikes so I'm 'raising from the dead' an old Diamondback, could be an Ascent. Leaving it purposefully ugly...


Told him to bring it back plastered up with stickers from the concert.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Today, I'm riding an Ironman for 55 miles.
Update: Good C&V day.
Breakfast at 5:10 am, 3 eggs/home fries/toast/bacon/coffee. Classic.
Nap.
Get the bike ready.

54.41 miles on a Centurion Ironman.
Solo. Talked myself out of all sorts of things.
If it had rained, I'd have welcomed it.

Stagger in, drink a Yuengling.
Jello salad.
Put a seatpost in a Kestrel.
Drink a Yuengling.
Drink another.
Nap.

Yep, a C&V day.

Now I'm kind of hungry.

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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
After my 6:00 a.m. 13 mile walk/run I will replace a thrust washer on a Sturmey Archer AW 3 speed hub.
My hero.
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Old 06-27-15, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
My hero.
Replacing thrust washer's isn't that bad.
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OK, here's the "evidence". Broken Thrust washer replaced.
Sturmey Archer AW by velocivixen, on Flickr
Broken Thrust Ring by velocivixen, on Flickr
Sturmey ARcher AW Thrust Ring by velocivixen, on Flickr

Now my crank arms are even. I bought two Raleigh cotters from bikesmithdesigns and the instructions were great. Went in with ease. Now if I could get a replacement left cranks arm that wasn't all rusted, that would be nice.
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This morning I replaced the tube in my Schwinn Collegiate. I also figured out how to adjust the brakes on it so they react a bit quicker. Later, my daughter and I rode to a festival about 3 miles away. We attended that, and then played three holes of disc golf. Then it was back on the bikes to go home.

My Collegiate is a three speed and that SA hub scares the heck out of me. It looks like a very complex machine for what it does. Hopefully I get a bit more keen on my bike repair skills before I need to open that thing up.

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The Chinese [manufactured] digital scale I ordered arrived, and I weighted my light-weight vintage bikes. They were lighter... in my imagination. Sometimes it's better not to look to closely.



Post edited/corrected to reflect that the scale was MADE in China.

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I'm replacing cables and adjusting derailleurs on the 84 Letour Luxe (coupled), in preparation for packing it up to go visit FB in NY in Cozumel sometime in the coming week or so.
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Originally Posted by Dave Cutter
The Chinese digital scale I order arrived, and I weighted my light-weight vintage bikes. They were lighter... in my imagination.
Are Chinese digits different from western digits? Maybe that explains the difference.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Are Chinese digits different from western digits? Maybe that explains the difference.
LOL. I ordered a few (bicycle related) items along with a digital scale. The scale was not only manufactured in China... but shipped from China. But the scale only works in America (pounds) and the Canadian weight.... I believe they call liters.

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I just got out my '85 Fuji Del Rey, wiped it down, sprayed the cassette with trombone slide oil (don't laugh, it actually works!), and went for a very very quick spin around my block, and then asked my wife to snap a quick photo of me standing at back of my pickup with the Fuji.

Seriously... For a 30 year old bike, it is darn near mint condition and probably spent 20+ years as a "garage queen" or something.
1) I am 6'0" and 208 lbs, age 54.
2) The Fuji is a BIG bike with a 25" frame.
3) I am as classic and "old school" as my Fuji - as seen, I wasn't exactly dressed for any real serious bike riding.
4) The standover height is manageable, as long as I remember to stand on my toes when straddling the bar!
5) Both the seat and stem were lowered down, as per my LBS, since I'm not 6'3" or 6'4" or something.



Next change I am thinking about... Getting rid of those Kenda K161 'cross tires that the Craigslist college kid had put on. I want to go back to a nice 27" x 1 1/4" regular road bike tire.
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Working at rebuilding the front wheel I smacked the other week.



Spokes are out and cleaned, the nipples have had a bout in the ultrasonic, but they've long since lost their plating. I have the red paint to repaint the flutes in the hub to match the bike, the blue was from when this wheel was in my Pro.





It's going to take a second coat to really cover the blue.
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I picked up an '87 Centurion Ironman 'Miami Vice' a while back. It is a better fit (bigger) than my current 'Miami Vice'. Today I spent some time removing the Shimano Sante components off my old bike and put them on my new frame. I am building up the old frame with Shimano 105 components which would have been stock on the bike. So, I have two 'Miami Vice' bikes partially built. I will be selling the old (smaller) bike when done.

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