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05-03-17, 07:37 AM
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Posted By exdraghunt

Nice paint job. Always gotta make sure you hit...

Nice paint job. Always gotta make sure you hit the seat and handlebars too. . .

Vintage Cruiser Bike Great Parade or Burning Man Bike - $175 (Ballard) ...
05-03-17, 12:06 AM
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Posted By exdraghunt

First long-ish ride with my "new" Popular. Also...

First long-ish ride with my "new" Popular. Also one of the first truly nice days after an unusually (even for here) rainy winter and spring.

Took the Centennial Trail out of Arlington to the...
04-05-17, 11:01 AM
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Posted By exdraghunt

Yeah, that was my thought too. Oddly, it just...

Yeah, that was my thought too. Oddly, it just says "Made in England" on it, but not Nottingham or Birmingham or anything else.

The seller says he got it through an estate sale, seems to me it was...
04-04-17, 09:39 AM
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Posted By exdraghunt

Welp, I ended up getting myself another 3-speed...

Welp, I ended up getting myself another 3-speed off Craigslist.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/228366864189751297/298491008553975808/IMG_20170402_184706.jpg
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03-24-17, 06:03 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

https://capecod.craigslist.org/bid/6002788417.html...

https://capecod.craigslist.org/bid/6002788417.html

https://images.craigslist.org/01313_4qKmaHiLXb2_600x450.jpg

"Vintage Rudge Witworth Single Speed English Made Bicycle 1953 Coaster brakes ,...
03-06-17, 08:05 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

It's about two blocks to the nearest grocery...

It's about two blocks to the nearest grocery store. But that store is a PCC (health-food, all organic, free-trade, ect.) While very convenient, it's also way too expensive for daily shopping.

Any...
03-06-17, 07:50 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/6025155297....

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/6025155297.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00m0m_84qAjPG04tZ_600x450.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/00000_gMVwjuodEz_600x450.jpg

"This bike is...
10-04-16, 12:34 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

Myself and a friend decided to head up and ride...

Myself and a friend decided to head up and ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel, an abandoned train tunnel over 2 miles long that is now part of a hike/bike trail. I took my commuter (a heavily...
10-16-15, 08:34 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

Frankinstein's Giant Tricycle...

Frankinstein's Giant Tricycle (http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/5269769997.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00000_kMw4m9CPmae_600x450.jpg

"Hybrid tricycle. Ape-hanger handle-bars,...
10-07-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 72,960
Posted By exdraghunt

Odd, I can see the photo just fine. How about a...

Odd, I can see the photo just fine. How about a link (http://41.media.tumblr.com/0e55ad561702689bf004f24eaf6e639a/tumblr_nup96fghZb1s8xd9ko1_1280.jpg)?
10-06-15, 02:03 PM
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Views: 72,960
Posted By exdraghunt

Sunset over the San Juans from the top of Guemes...

Sunset over the San Juans from the top of Guemes Mountain.

http://41.media.tumblr.com/0e55ad561702689bf004f24eaf6e639a/tumblr_nup96fghZb1s8xd9ko1_1280.jpg
09-20-15, 04:45 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

I am gonna bet the gear ring wore out because I...

I am gonna bet the gear ring wore out because I rode the bike for almost 3 years with the shift misadjusted. I didn't know how to adjust it and neither did my LBS. I had to pester them for a long...
09-17-15, 06:47 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

http://40.media.tumblr.com/f7e9e1186dd17728dfdde6f...

http://40.media.tumblr.com/f7e9e1186dd17728dfdde6fad8d737ba/tumblr_nrqhb5G24a1qigfjto1_1280.jpg
09-16-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21,525
Views: 2,170,485
Posted By exdraghunt

Haha, thanks. It's a crate for "Hercules Black...

Haha, thanks. It's a crate for "Hercules Black Blasting Powder" that I found in the garage. Thought it would make a great carrying-crate for the bike.

I've considered replacing the guts of my...
09-15-15, 06:42 PM
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Views: 31,225
Posted By exdraghunt

Headbadge from my '52 Hercules King. I've seen a...

Headbadge from my '52 Hercules King. I've seen a couple similar ones floating around the internet, but never this exact badge.
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09-15-15, 12:16 AM
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Posted By exdraghunt

So, after much reading and watching of tutorials...

So, after much reading and watching of tutorials on the internet, I finally found the guts to open up the hub on my Hercules. 2nd gear has been really touchy the entire time I've owned the bike, but...
09-14-15, 09:50 PM
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Views: 1,306,726
Posted By exdraghunt

Went up to Anacortes for their Open Streets...

Went up to Anacortes for their Open Streets event, as there was also a vintage bicycle gathering/ride happening during the event. I brought my Hercules, and my friend brought his old Monark.
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09-10-15, 08:42 PM
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Posted By exdraghunt

RAT ROD Men's Pre-war Zenith Marshall Wells -...

RAT ROD Men's Pre-war Zenith Marshall Wells - $1200 (http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/5207466069.html)http://images.craigslist.org/01616_8wLXP6vUJT3_600x450.jpg...
09-01-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By exdraghunt

According to the fault finding chart "gear ring...

According to the fault finding chart "gear ring dogs nosed off due to bad adjustment" could be a cause of it slipping in 2nd gear (which is what it's done since I've owned the bike). Remedy: replace...
08-31-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By exdraghunt

474360 That did the trick! I finally managed to...

474360
That did the trick! I finally managed to get the hub all apart and laid out. Now the issue is identifying what's causing my problems. Everything in the hub seems to be in pretty good...
08-28-15, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By exdraghunt

So the best thing to do is leave the sprocket on...

So the best thing to do is leave the sprocket on and get out my punch to get the ball ring off? (after getting the locknuts and such off)

Thanks for the responses everyone.
08-26-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By exdraghunt

Taking apart a Hercules 3-speed hub?

So I have an old Hercules with a Hercules B-type-2 hub. It's been finicky since I got it, but recently I've lost all ability to engage first or second gear. Second just spins freely, no engagement,...
08-23-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,211
Posted By exdraghunt

I probably put waaaay too much effort into this...

I probably put waaaay too much effort into this bike.

A 1983 Sears-Roebuck Free Spirit.

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Got it free from my grandfather (he'd gotten it from a neighbor, bet never used it) and...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,779
Posted By exdraghunt

I will admit I have a tendency to put aesthetic...

I will admit I have a tendency to put aesthetic over practicality. With that in mind, my daily commute bike is a late 40's English 3-speed. Sure, it's heavy, slow, and sometimes requires repairs my...
08-02-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,322
Posted By exdraghunt

I pretty much only carry "neccessities" on my...

I pretty much only carry "neccessities" on my bike. Flat kit, front and rear lights, frame pump, and a bell (I spend a lot of time on MUPs). I've never much been one for computers or fiddly things....
07-26-15, 11:06 AM
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Views: 2,170,485
Posted By exdraghunt

My reflector housing is 2" in diameter (outside...

My reflector housing is 2" in diameter (outside edge of the housing)

That would be so awesome, thanks for the offer. I think white would look alright, match the white fender splash.
07-25-15, 10:57 AM
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Posted By exdraghunt

Figured I'd add my vintage 3-speed to the thread....

Figured I'd add my vintage 3-speed to the thread. I ride a Hercules King with a 3-speed B type 2 Hercules hub (and her-cu-matic shifter). Bike is late 40's-early 50's, near as I can tell, and is from...
Forum: Introductions
07-24-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By exdraghunt

Greetings from Seattle

Hello all! New member here from Seattle, WA. I live on a boat and don't own a car, so I do all my commuting and general getting-around-town by bicycle. I don't usually ride too far, but I do commute...
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