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09-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 63,866
Posted By thumpism

Found an old Raleigh dumped at a cul-de-sac and...

Found an old Raleigh dumped at a cul-de-sac and brought it home to give to the co-op. Sticker from The Bicycle Tree in Sunnyvale CA. Gotta love that phone number it says to dial: PEU-GEOT, and...
09-14-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By thumpism

Good job. I didn't know what tools you have...

Good job.

I didn't know what tools you have or your capabilities, but once you eliminate the variables that you know can cause the problem but didn't you eventually run down the culprit. It had to...
09-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By thumpism

True, but those screws adjust the wheel in only...

True, but those screws adjust the wheel in only one plane, that of the slot of the dropout. If one seat stay is longer than the other it will affect the position of the dropout on that side and,...
09-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Sometimes called a camelback frame. Raleigh used...

Sometimes called a camelback frame. Raleigh used this design on the Colt and some other models. Other makers have also used this. I posted one a few pages back.
09-14-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By thumpism

If you're sure the wheel is correctly dished, and...

If you're sure the wheel is correctly dished, and if you're sure the rear triangle is centered (testing by string alignment or using a Park tool) and if you're sure the dropouts are aligned as...
09-14-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By thumpism

Never ride farther on old tires than you're...

Never ride farther on old tires than you're willing to walk home.
09-12-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19,609
Views: 3,207,967
Posted By thumpism

^ I suspect not. Somebody probably got a...

^ I suspect not. Somebody probably got a hand-me-down bike and cluelessly modded it to suit his own needs. I'd call.
09-09-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,512
Posted By thumpism

They make it sound like his bike was too big. ...

They make it sound like his bike was too big.
"In another, authorities said the cyclist got down off his bike and struck a man in the face who told him to slow down."
09-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Watch this $20 Rockhopper be flipped for $200 or...

Watch this $20 Rockhopper be flipped for $200 or more next week.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/richmond-specialized-rockhopper/7191156670.htmlSpecialized Rockhopper - $20...
09-02-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/75744256...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/757442561707804
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08-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By thumpism

Front should already be QR if someone did not...

Front should already be QR if someone did not change it.
08-29-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By thumpism

Both Sturmey-Archer and Shimano used these into...

Both Sturmey-Archer and Shimano used these into the '70s but they were most widely used (and longer) by Shimano. Which IG rear hub do you have?
08-29-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By thumpism

The World Sport is a nice little bike. I was...

The World Sport is a nice little bike. I was assembling and selling them in '84. It will be a good one on which to learn the basics. If you have a local REI or bike co-op they might offer classes...
08-27-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Fixified Voyageur or Passage that could be...

Fixified Voyageur or Passage that could be reclaimed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1369481129922843
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08-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 103,001
Posted By thumpism

The Paramount is in a couple and the Nishiki in a...

The Paramount is in a couple and the Nishiki in a couple more, but I'll post two quick ones here for you....
08-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 103,001
Posted By thumpism

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply...

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply that parts strippers are the moral equivalent of puppy kickers or the like. We've been extremely fortunate to have very little discomfort or...
08-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19,609
Views: 3,207,967
Posted By thumpism

"Slightly frayed" cable is not the same as...

"Slightly frayed" cable is not the same as "exploded SIS housing."
08-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Somebody's grail bike but in rough shape. ...

Somebody's grail bike but in rough shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2663191027263547
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08-22-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Right size, wrong time. ...

Right size, wrong time.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1236024226734325
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08-22-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23,143
Views: 2,650,301
Posted By thumpism

Nice Superbe. ...

Nice Superbe.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/604853376900215
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08-15-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By thumpism

The kid could do worse than starting off C&V.

The kid could do worse than starting off C&V.
08-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By thumpism

Get the serial number off the frame and check...

Get the serial number off the frame and check with the police to see if it's been reported stolen. You do not want to be apprehended in possession of stolen property.
08-11-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/71459227...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/714592276051687
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08-11-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By thumpism

I could have referred you to a guy in the know...

I could have referred you to a guy in the know but he passed away a couple of years ago. He was a retired Army colonel and a cyclist and he loved turn of the (last) century machines and military...
08-11-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

At least they're beginning to turn up in my size.

At least they're beginning to turn up in my size.
08-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,239
Posted By thumpism

I found this in an antique shop about 40 years...

I found this in an antique shop about 40 years ago and grabbed it. Love the look of these guys and the variety of styles of bikes and kit....
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By thumpism

Touring your way back home during the pandemic

From school in Aberdeen, Scotland to Athens, Greece.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/20-year-old-college-student-48-days-bike-home-172305714.html
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Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By thumpism

Sundance?

Sundance?
08-07-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Early Stumpy Sport in Large. ...

Early Stumpy Sport in Large.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337006673983495
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08-07-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Nice old Panasonic tourer with early DuraAce. ...

Nice old Panasonic tourer with early DuraAce.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1232022463807772
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08-07-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

In the late '80s Peugeot produced two road bikes...

In the late '80s Peugeot produced two road bikes with lugged/bonded aluminum frames, the Pechiney process bikes named after the factory where they were produced. The Comete had Euro components and...
08-07-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

I passed on a yellow 22" ladies' for $200 about...

I passed on a yellow 22" ladies' for $200 about 30 years ago, the only other one I've seen. Neat bikes.

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And now, back to ROLLER CAMS!!!...
08-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By thumpism

At least he didn't damage his bike, unless it was...

At least he didn't damage his bike, unless it was on his La Prealpina roof rack.
08-02-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/10379721...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1037972149987206
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07-30-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23,143
Views: 2,650,301
Posted By thumpism

So, the truth comes out. Skyler, you're...

So, the truth comes out.

Skyler, you're worried about the shed.
https://www.denofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/288895.jpg?resize=636%2C432
I'm the guy with the shed.
07-30-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23,143
Views: 2,650,301
Posted By thumpism

It all begins so innocently, then the owner shows...

It all begins so innocently, then the owner shows you the contents of the shed that have been accumulating for decades and consist of dozens of quaint and lovely old bikes. For the love of God, man,...
07-29-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By thumpism

I'd say yes but it really depends on the BB...

I'd say yes but it really depends on the BB height. Measure under the chainstays, as directed above, and buy accordingly. You can always cut more off a 305 to fit. As my Aunt Maisie used to say...
07-29-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By thumpism

Not true. Perimeter or backbone frame using the...

Not true. Perimeter or backbone frame using the engine as a stressed member is at least as popular for the last forty years.

Example, '80s Yamaha Virago. There are plenty more....
07-28-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

To quote an early Andy Griffith routine, "I...

To quote an early Andy Griffith routine, "I b'lieve I'll have me a Big Orange." This one's obviously been stored inside for decades; I've never seen one that was not badly faded, and they are usually...
07-27-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By thumpism

I have a cure I don't recommend. My left leg was...

I have a cure I don't recommend. My left leg was always about 1/4" longer than my right and I had pretty bothersome pain in the left knee that I never had diagnosed, but then I fell off my house and...
07-27-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,026
Posted By thumpism

RIP Olivia de Havilland. ...

RIP Olivia de Havilland.
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07-27-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,026
Posted By thumpism

RIP John Saxon....

RIP John Saxon....
07-26-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23,143
Views: 2,650,301
Posted By thumpism

A couple of oldies out in the boonies, two for...

A couple of oldies out in the boonies, two for $50!. M23 Sports with a Brooks and just look at that top tube shifter on the Hercules!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1012469379168609
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07-26-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Wowzer! These were all recalled for a problem...

Wowzer! These were all recalled for a problem with the bonded frames. This thing should not even be on the road, although I also had one. This is a Comete with Euro components and I had a Galaxie...
07-26-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,110
Posted By thumpism

Multiples of four is the obvious solution.

Multiples of four is the obvious solution.
07-23-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By thumpism

Yes. ...

Yes.
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Open....
07-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

Early Trek, not cheap. ...

Early Trek, not cheap.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1143545562688867
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07-21-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By thumpism

Maybe not, depending on their ages. Born in '50,...

Maybe not, depending on their ages. Born in '50, I'm a boomer. If they were born before '44, nope.
07-17-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/30259799...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/302597991147909
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07-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By thumpism

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d/chesapeake-bl...

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d/chesapeake-blondin-french-road-bike/7158019527.htmlBlondin French Road Bike Super Light Reynolds 531 Large 60cm! - $325 (Chesapeake Great...
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