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09-20-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By rickpaulos

All metal stems were quite common in French bikes...

All metal stems were quite common in French bikes in the 1960s & 1970s bike boom. They weren't fused to the inner tube. They had a flange base that was inserted in to a pre cut hole in the tube and...
09-20-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By rickpaulos

There are other uses for old damaged/broken...

There are other uses for old damaged/broken frames.

stool
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small cafe table...
08-12-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By rickpaulos

This one is hanging in my living room as art. ...

This one is hanging in my living room as art.
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07-18-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 988,637
Posted By rickpaulos

One of the volunteers brought this to the local...

One of the volunteers brought this to the local bike coop. Garage sale score. Now asking $150.

1985 Nishiki Colorado by Giant. VG condition. Big frame.
...
07-03-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,127
Posted By rickpaulos

Put Your Hair In the Air

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05-25-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By rickpaulos

A good cleaning will get the sticky shifters...

A good cleaning will get the sticky shifters working like new. The factory grease tends to turn to glue after a few years and gum up the ratchets. Just remove the cover and blast the guts with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 525,317
Posted By rickpaulos

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05-24-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By rickpaulos

Amtrak has a faq on bicycles on trains: ...

Amtrak has a faq on bicycles on trains:
https://www.amtrak.com/bring-your-bicycle-onboard

You can buy boxes from Amtrak. they often need a few days notice. Not all stations stock them. Their...
03-24-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By rickpaulos

Ignaz Schwinn Birthday Bike Ride April 1

Ignaz Schwinn, founder of Schwinn bike company (along with financial support from Aldoph Fredrick William Arnold) was born in Germany on April 1 1860.
Get your classic Schwinn out for a ride next...
03-04-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,511
Posted By rickpaulos

Wrong photo? probably some stock photo put there...

Wrong photo? probably some stock photo put there by someone who doesn't know the difference.

700c wheels (road and hybrid) rims are 622mm bead seat diameter and so are "29ers". 29ers use the...
03-04-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,511
Posted By rickpaulos

Yes, I have a quad, 4 seats on two 26" wheels...

Yes, I have a quad, 4 seats on two 26" wheels with 48 spokes per wheel using 2.0mm (14g) DT spokes. Rule is each rider has to weigh under 150 pounds for a bike and rider limit of 700 pounds. Over...
01-10-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,958
Posted By rickpaulos

slushlover2. Only guy I know who took all his...

slushlover2. Only guy I know who took all his furniture on vacation to California.
...
10-06-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,008
Posted By rickpaulos

yeah, a fine subject for it's own thread.

yeah, a fine subject for it's own thread.
10-06-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,008
Posted By rickpaulos

I run a local bike coop where we get all kinds of...

I run a local bike coop where we get all kinds of inexperienced volunteers and diy workstand renters.

All the Park Tool ct-3 (and variants) have been broken. The main body appears to be sintered...
10-01-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By rickpaulos

Once you get the axle bearing issue sorted out,...

Once you get the axle bearing issue sorted out, next up is the drive wheel vs axle interface. On some of the Schwinn three wheeler models it's far too small of a contact area and prone to striping...
07-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By rickpaulos

the elevated chainstay was to help eliminate...

the elevated chainstay was to help eliminate chain suck on mountain bikes. But so many frames broke due to poor construction. just welding or brazing the stays to the back of seat tube was the main...
07-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By rickpaulos

The local infestation of rent-able e-scooters are...

The local infestation of rent-able e-scooters are all being tracked in real time. Some users get cut off if they leave the boundary set by the companies. The company seems to know where they all are,...
05-04-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,862
Posted By rickpaulos

I manage a local bike coop and the coop gets...

I manage a local bike coop and the coop gets scores of boxmarts bikes with disc brakes. Wallyworld has been selling bikes with disc brakes for 15+- years.
The bso disc brakes are rubbish just like...
04-27-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By rickpaulos

I've scraped out hundreds of bsos with "shocks"...

I've scraped out hundreds of bsos with "shocks" and taken a bunch apart to see what is inside. They aren't shock absorbers in the automobile use of the word. The black blob version has a plastic...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,239
Posted By rickpaulos

Dahon Speed 2006 ...

Dahon Speed 2006

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,239
Posted By rickpaulos

Dahon Speed 2007. ...

Dahon Speed 2007.

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03-28-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,441
Posted By rickpaulos

By far and away the best small compressor...

By far and away the best small compressor available now is the Fortress 2 gallon at Harbor Freight. The smaller Fortress compressors(1 gallon and 2 gallon) fill up very fast and are super quiet. 0 ...
03-18-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 71,506
Views: 11,650,367
Posted By rickpaulos

I've shipped a few dozen bikes. Fedex & UPS are...

I've shipped a few dozen bikes. Fedex & UPS are usually within 2% of each other for rates. Lately when I book through Bikeflights, the rates are about 1/3 as much Bikeflights directs me to the...
03-14-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,073
Posted By rickpaulos

If you apply a frame saver, wait until after the...

If you apply a frame saver, wait until after the frame is powdercoated. The heat will cause any oils in the frame to run out and that will mess up the powdercoat. As far as masking goes, let the...
03-05-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,155
Posted By rickpaulos

forbidden donut, aggggggh. ...

forbidden donut, aggggggh.

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03-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,073
Posted By rickpaulos

drilling holes for the brake cable would explain...

drilling holes for the brake cable would explain the big blob o rust.
03-03-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,155
Posted By rickpaulos

I've gotten gasoline on my hands when working on...

I've gotten gasoline on my hands when working on lawn mowers. It gets absorbed through the skin and makes my gums swell and my teeth feel like they are covered in grit. It can take a day or two to...
03-02-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 71,506
Views: 11,650,367
Posted By rickpaulos

frame looks bent just behind the head tube. ...

frame looks bent just behind the head tube.

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02-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,127
Posted By rickpaulos

different colors aren't always due to paint...

different colors aren't always due to paint selection:

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Quest with tape....
01-31-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,525
Posted By rickpaulos

This was an impulse auction purchase. I found the...

This was an impulse auction purchase. I found the owners name on it as I was loading it in my car. Built for a guy from the Quad Cities who has spent time in the slammer for fraud and tax evasion....
01-29-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By rickpaulos

Torque Cycles bike shop in England. Naah. ...

Torque Cycles bike shop in England. Naah.

two biggest ti frame makers:
Sandvik sold under many names.
Litespeed also made frame for a number of vendors. You might contact Lynsky and ask if they...
11-30-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,351
Posted By rickpaulos

1969 Jack Taylor Touring Tandem on the Lake Pepin...

1969 Jack Taylor Touring Tandem on the Lake Pepin 3 Speed Tour.
650b wheels, cyclo rear derailleur. It was a retro bike then.
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11-29-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,045
Posted By rickpaulos

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This was parked out side during business hours at the local bike coop. The right crank broke at the...
11-06-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By rickpaulos

jb weld? I've never used it but others swear by...

jb weld? I've never used it but others swear by it for all kinds of applications. clean both surfaces very well, apply, use the wheel & QR to clamp. LIke for any claw mount derailleur and many...
07-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,127
Posted By rickpaulos

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06-21-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 458,337
Posted By rickpaulos

Oh yeah. That tandem must be like riding a...

Oh yeah. That tandem must be like riding a flexible flyer.
05-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 988,637
Posted By rickpaulos

Here are two Nishiki mountain bikes that were...

Here are two Nishiki mountain bikes that were donated to the local bike coop. I did not take photo of the serial numbers but I can next saturday.

Colorado, early mtb with a very long cruiser...
04-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,882
Posted By rickpaulos

Hill climbs: The one race discipline where you...

Hill climbs: The one race discipline where you are most likely to break a chain, crank arm, pedal and smash the family jewels on the top tube.
11-23-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,243
Posted By rickpaulos

I've built several trailers and have 3 more in...

I've built several trailers and have 3 more in the works but by far the most useful has been what is nick named the "Lincoln Highway" trailer. Built on the chassis of an Instep (Schwinn), box made...
10-07-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By rickpaulos

You can use a simple slide hammer to pull the...

You can use a simple slide hammer to pull the welded on pin instead of those pulling devices in the video. Those tripods look cool but won't work well on a tube.
Using a pin held on with epoxy...
09-25-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,204
Posted By rickpaulos

I volunteer at a local bike coop. When I write...

I volunteer at a local bike coop. When I write notes for customers to look stuff up at home, it always starts with "google Sheldon Brown ..."
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,239
Posted By rickpaulos

Brompton over the Iowa River

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,239
Posted By rickpaulos

Small turnout for the Little Wheel Bike Ride...

Small turnout for the Little Wheel Bike Ride today. 90Fheat surely kept many indoors.

Quaker Oats in the background. Giatex "Stretching Bike" and a Sear Tote Cycle with plastic crate for grocery...
10-29-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,220
Posted By rickpaulos

Rossin

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Rossin. Probably from the late 1980s. No doubt influenced by Cyndi...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 103,798
Posted By rickpaulos

The bike is completely built up now so I won't be...

The bike is completely built up now so I won't be weighing frame. Sorry.

here is a picture of mine....
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