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11-20-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6,554
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Posted By bmwstbill

Are you positive that wasn't a downhill racer...

Are you positive that wasn't a downhill racer pre-mountain era?

That's a weird looking front brake.

Check this out:

The Hippie Daredevils Who Were Just Crazy Enough to Invent Mountain Biking...
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By bmwstbill

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Gazelle-Champion-Mondial-AA-Special-bicycle

Guys,

It's on the bay, anyone know what it's worth?


Vintage Gazelle Champion Mondial AA-Special bicycle...
Forum: Touring
02-11-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,357
Posted By bmwstbill

That's a darn nice bike, the clear multiple pics...

That's a darn nice bike, the clear multiple pics are appreciated.

What make is the front fork and how does it work/do you like it?

What racks are you using? Tubus?

What tires?

bill
Forum: Touring
02-03-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,357
Posted By bmwstbill

A bump for this thread, must be some more...

A bump for this thread, must be some more conversions out there, or is there another thread on the same subject I am missing?

Here's mine to throw on the fire.
...
01-21-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,686
Posted By bmwstbill

Henry 3, What front fork is that? bill

Henry 3, What front fork is that?
bill
01-14-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,569
Posted By bmwstbill

Ifitisandyoudid youarethe coolest ...

Ifitisandyoudid
youarethe
coolest
ontheplanet.
bill
01-07-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,569
Posted By bmwstbill

Did you say Litespeed Ocoee? ...

Did you say Litespeed Ocoee?

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l146/bmwstbill/Litespeed%20new/Copy2ofCopyofTheLitespeed002.jpg

It is just the nicest by far.
Got a Surly LHT that is close...but...
11-09-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By bmwstbill

cale, all, So I take it that I need either a...

cale, all,
So I take it that I need either a bottom pull or a dual pull mtn bike FD for 9 speed triple. My shift cable comes up from under the bottom bracket.

I am told(by Cambria) this one will...
11-09-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By bmwstbill

This one? ...

This one?

http://www.cambriabike.com/Shimano-Lx-Fd-M571-Front-Derailler-Grey-Silver-1-3-8in.asp

or this one......
11-08-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By bmwstbill

cale, Crankset is Andel 48-36-26. FDR is...

cale,
Crankset is Andel 48-36-26.

FDR is FD-4503

What's a dual pull shifter?

Also I see three different Mtn DR's in the instructions, FD 750, FD751 and FD 750-E...what's the difference.
...
11-08-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By bmwstbill

Thanks for the quick replies. I stuck in a...

Thanks for the quick replies.
I stuck in a picture of the FD.

The LP brakes came as a set all together in the box with the shifters, and cables.
Everything is LX, matched I hope, and will work...
11-07-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By bmwstbill

Shimano FD M570-help needed for a trekking set up- Surly LHT

Hello everyone,
In the process of turning my Surly LHT from a drop bar, bar end shifter roadie into a riser bar, adjustable stem, rapid fire shifter-trekker type bike.

Found a set of LX Rapid...
11-04-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By bmwstbill

Essthreetee, Saved your email, just give me a...

Essthreetee,
Saved your email, just give me a couple more days.
I think a steel wheel will be fine.
bill
11-02-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By bmwstbill

Raleigh Gran Sport 10 speed Thanks for the...

Raleigh Gran Sport 10 speed

Thanks for the quick responses. I did a rebuild, not a restore.

The bike has patina in spades.

Here are some pics of the old wheel.
...
11-02-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By bmwstbill

I am in bad need of a rear wheel for a Raleigh...

I am in bad need of a rear wheel for a Raleigh Gran Sport.
Would a Varsity wheel fit?

27" 10 speed steel wheel.

Shipping is no problem, just want to finish the rebuild.

My email is...
Forum: Touring
10-30-12, 11:07 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 288,954
Posted By bmwstbill

'99 Litespeed Ocoee ...

'99 Litespeed Ocoee

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l146/bmwstbill/bicycle%20pics/litespeedbuild001-1.jpg
...
10-30-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,686
Posted By bmwstbill

'99 Litespeed Ocoee tried to resist!! ...

'99 Litespeed Ocoee tried to resist!!

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l146/bmwstbill/bicycle%20pics/litespeed004.jpg

...
10-29-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,569
Posted By bmwstbill

Hey Guys, It's a full moon.... ...

Hey Guys,
It's a full moon....
Owooooooooooooooooo!

Ti me down.

bill
10-29-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,551,268
Posted By bmwstbill

Ti

'99 Litespeed Ocoee

Found in the corner of the LBS

My mods.

After a thousand miles on northern Wisconsin roads I can say it worked out.
...
10-29-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,569
Posted By bmwstbill

I think someone dissed me back when... Here's a...

I think someone dissed me back when...
Here's a version of my ride this summer.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l146/bmwstbill/bicycle%20pics/LitespeedandExtrawheeltrailer033.jpg
...
10-29-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By bmwstbill

Put this Salsa 26" fork on my Ocoee('99), it is a...

Put this Salsa 26" fork on my Ocoee('99), it is a good one...replaced the old sprung suspension on mine to rigid.

They have 26 and 29 models.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-10, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By bmwstbill

I have asked myself this same question. I am new...

I have asked myself this same question. I am new to bikes and jumped right into commuting to work with an old body.
Now 8 months later I have 6 working bikes and a couple in process. I just paid...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-10, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By bmwstbill

I don't see a unicycle.... bill

I don't see a unicycle....
bill
Forum: Commuting
02-18-10, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,320
Posted By bmwstbill

For commuters and Einstein, time is relative. ...

For commuters and Einstein, time is relative.
bill
02-10-10, 02:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,749
Posted By bmwstbill

4 years of Latin in high school... Italian...

4 years of Latin in high school...
Italian motorcycles since '63
Citizenship taken seriously.

The refusal to make functional design less than beautiful, less than sensual.
The finished...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-10, 04:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,314
Posted By bmwstbill

When I posted I just assumed people keep the core...

When I posted I just assumed people keep the core warm. Two things really help me in that regard, a neck warmer and a jacket with an insulated hood...
...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,929
Posted By bmwstbill

At this price you can't afford to sew. ...

At this price you can't afford to sew.

http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1648001&navAction=jump
Forum: Commuting
02-08-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,314
Posted By bmwstbill

Insulate your legs and ankles, your feet will...

Insulate your legs and ankles, your feet will stay much warmer, heavier long underware, wind pants, waterproof pants...whatever works. I use platform pedals and low cut gortex hiking shoes.
5-6...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-10, 04:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By bmwstbill

Says it all.... b ...

Says it all....
b


http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/vikings_stand_behind_brett
Forum: Commuting
02-04-10, 02:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,724
Posted By bmwstbill

Buy a medium with a chest strap here and be done...

Buy a medium with a chest strap here and be done with it...cheap!!
bill
...
01-27-10, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By bmwstbill

Jack, like I said , haha, frikkin needle nose...

Jack, like I said , haha, frikkin needle nose would work.
As for grease it isn't all the same. The best now is red grease spec'd for disc brake use, it will take any heat and is multi vis on temp...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-10, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,241
Posted By bmwstbill

I've been riding inGoretex Paclite pants made by...

I've been riding inGoretex Paclite pants made by Smms. They work great but are pricey.
http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/paclite_rain_pant_09.html

Here are some less expensive options.
I haven't...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-10, 01:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By bmwstbill

Thanks everyone your comments. Peyton...

Thanks everyone your comments.

Peyton better tape his ankles....

cheese and love,
bill
01-26-10, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By bmwstbill

Wrong bolt? Should it be chromed 13mm hex head? ...

Wrong bolt? Should it be chromed 13mm hex head?
bill
01-26-10, 04:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,236
Posted By bmwstbill

Don't pay a ton of money, in tests I've seen the...

Don't pay a ton of money, in tests I've seen the cheaper units are on a par with very expensive for accuracy.
bill
01-26-10, 03:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By bmwstbill

Old motorcycle mechanic here new to bikes. ...

Old motorcycle mechanic here new to bikes.

The OP doesn't say what type of bearings are in the hub?
He couls just have contamination.
Or too many balls?
Did he rebuild?
Wromg parts?

If...
01-26-10, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,790
Posted By bmwstbill

Take the bicycle complete to a welder/machine...

Take the bicycle complete to a welder/machine shop/auto machine shop/anywhere they work on ag equipment like tractors and get it fixed.

Have the welder cool the repair weld very slowly. Do not...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-10, 02:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By bmwstbill

So true. What we learned in Wisconsin...

So true.

What we learned in Wisconsin watching Favre is that he can't play under pressure.
He plays for fun.

Cost us two chances to go to the super-b. He has the skill but lacks the...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-10, 03:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By bmwstbill

Hey Minnesota, Farve can have my commuter for retirement

Now now,
Wisconsin told you so....

He's too old....
And too bold.
Where should I mail the bike???

And the cane.
Bill
Forum: Commuting
01-25-10, 03:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By bmwstbill

my girlfriend never spits, she swollows...walks...

my girlfriend never spits, she swollows...walks around barefoot in the summer so if you spit you are dead.

Never saw her sick in years.
bill
Forum: Commuting
01-24-10, 02:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By bmwstbill

Check this link out: ...

Check this link out:
http://www.ecovelo.info/2008/05/19/basil-kavan-ii-natural-panniers/

They strike me as city shopper panniers.

I notice thy fold up when not in use.

For myself I use...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-10, 12:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By bmwstbill

Inhale and swallow...keep the antibodies on...

Inhale and swallow...keep the antibodies on board.
What ever gave you the idea spitting was healthy?
bill
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By bmwstbill

Foppish? oh really Here I thought they were...

Foppish?
oh really
Here I thought they were Dutch.

"The Lady doth protest to much, methinks."

Bill
01-22-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,064
Posted By bmwstbill

Don't replace good bearings. As a motorcyclist we...

Don't replace good bearings. As a motorcyclist we routinely went more than 100K miles on sealed bearings by relubing them. Remove the rubber seals with a knife point, wipe, do not wash, out the old...
01-22-10, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,875
Posted By bmwstbill

AA super with Planet Bike fenders/rough paint/...

AA super with Planet Bike fenders/rough paint/ 27" wheels.
P clamps and zip ties(a tight fit).
Panaracer 1" tires.
Fun daily rider.
Quick handling.
bill
...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By bmwstbill

Dearest lamb, Mea culpa, I only tried to...

Dearest lamb,
Mea culpa,
I only tried to say...
Some see and some have the eye.
b
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 03:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By bmwstbill

I have a Surly LHT, a Litespeed titanium mtb,...

I have a Surly LHT, a Litespeed titanium mtb, several 80-90's vintage road bikes with 27" wheels.
They are all nice.

I am winter commuting on my Giant Iguana with studded tires Winter Marathons....
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 02:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,243
Posted By bmwstbill

Northern Wisconsin 10 below zero And all...

Northern Wisconsin
10 below zero
And all other weather
5 mile commute one way
10pm and 8 am
Never wear anything else
...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 02:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,241
Posted By bmwstbill

meg, No fenders, no problem. bill ...

meg,
No fenders, no problem.
bill
...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-10, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By bmwstbill

Unless you are blind there is no comparing the...

Unless you are blind there is no comparing the two sets.
bill
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