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01-20-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,885
Posted By Mad Honk

I have been putting off getting to the most...

I have been putting off getting to the most damaged of my bikes that were involved in a house fire (arson that was never solved). So today I have started on the Team Fuji and hoping to get it to a...
01-18-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Mad Honk

If the spoke nipples are a bit too short, find...

If the spoke nipples are a bit too short, find some longer nipples like a 16mm that will give more purchase. I have been buying them from 365 Cycles and they are not expensive. (when used with Bag B...
01-18-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,885
Posted By Mad Honk

Johno, and JHiggins, Got some pics down loaded...

Johno, and JHiggins,
Got some pics down loaded into computer so here goes:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc01474_7417f2c40ea448f488554c4eb36403abc6155b7f.jpg
The...
01-18-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,885
Posted By Mad Honk

Johno59, The wrench is just a...

Johno59,
The wrench is just a standard 36 mm wrench that fits on the fixed cup. It is about 18" long so it will have plenty of leverage, unlike the Parks and other spanners. It cost $20...
01-16-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,885
Posted By Mad Honk

hazetguy Does that Sun unit still work? Today I...

hazetguy Does that Sun unit still work?
Today I worked on re-creating a bottom bracket tool I used in the 70's. It locks into the fixed cup and it threads against itself so It can't slip and works...
Forum: Foo
01-13-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mad Honk

Hondo, I was feeling a bit Texan today and...

Hondo,
I was feeling a bit Texan today and put on some clothes from Austin for the day. Felt good to re-unite with my Longhorns sweatshirt. Week 44 of covid house arrest without the fancy...
01-13-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,885
Posted By Mad Honk

Perhaps the spring for the chain cage is set to...

Perhaps the spring for the chain cage is set to the weakest position. Or you may be right missing grub screw . I have been using some stainless rod to make replacements here in the shop. ...
01-09-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,790
Posted By Mad Honk

If this comes up again as in Groundhog's Day I'm...

If this comes up again as in Groundhog's Day I'm leaving. My advice to get a translator from the original Japanese still holds. This is just more diatribe from some person who does not get the idea...
01-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,790
Posted By Mad Honk

well folks, or maybe just Hummer, I have a...

well folks, or maybe just Hummer,
I have a friend that teaches infomatics at UT who is not only fluent in Japanese, but his wife who is a native and also translates for the engineers at Fukishima...
12-31-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,092
Posted By Mad Honk

I still use those and there is only one way to...

I still use those and there is only one way to install them to be effective. The twist holds the strap from moving while cinching it up, and allows for ease in releasing the strap. The buttons are...
12-31-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 14,341
Posted By Mad Honk

Special wishes today for ChrOmOly for a speedy...

Special wishes today for ChrOmOly for a speedy return to BF. Hoping to get the Crapmaster back here in good shape and healthy. I received the Exalted "Box 'O Crap" about ten AM this morning from my...
12-30-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Mad Honk

Tomm, Sorry about your spill and welcome to the...

Tomm,
Sorry about your spill and welcome to the "Over the Bars" club. I would suggest putting a call out to C&V members to see if a comparable rim can be found. I have a bunch of old rims here that...
12-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Mad Honk

My wife got it last night. She works Hospice and...

My wife got it last night. She works Hospice and thinks it is a necessary item for safety in nursing homes. No side effects yet. Smiles, MH
12-26-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,224
Posted By Mad Honk

I suspect that collector I know in Chicago will...

I suspect that collector I know in Chicago will drive to Bloomington pick them all up and re-distribute them to the cycling community. He might just keep one or two of them, to join his...
12-22-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By Mad Honk

Replacing the cartridge bearings is not hard, and...

Replacing the cartridge bearings is not hard, and pressing new ones in isn't either. I go to my local bearing shop and show them the original bearing and they bring out the replacement bearing. ...
12-20-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,885
Posted By Mad Honk

I got my last rebuild kits from Summit racing...

I got my last rebuild kits from Summit racing when Craftsman support was down. In fact I think there are likely 3 or 4 1/2" drive kits laying in the bottom drawer of the tool box. Depending on the...
Forum: Foo
12-19-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Mad Honk

I agree it has been a dumpster fire! Smiles, MH

I agree it has been a dumpster fire! Smiles, MH
12-09-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Mad Honk

Ben, If I ever get out to the west coast...

Ben,
If I ever get out to the west coast again maybe a ride in the '58 would be a great re-pay! Smiles, MH
12-09-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Mad Honk

Ben, I will send out in the post tomorrow. ...

Ben,
I will send out in the post tomorrow. Smiles, MH
12-09-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Mad Honk

Not even from a 40 year plus mechanic that does...

Not even from a 40 year plus mechanic that does this stuff in his shop on a regular basis? Har, Har, Har! ( I need to learn Pirate speak. ) Smiles, MH
12-09-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Mad Honk

Crab, I have one here that I got from Alex...

Crab,
I have one here that I got from Alex Ries, That should be period correct. Flat lever, and straight tapper adjuster screw. I have not gotten to doing a refurbish on it. Normally I would tear it...
12-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Mad Honk

Billy, I sent him a PM and posted a pic...

Billy,
I sent him a PM and posted a pic in the ISO thread. My only concern is the washer and it's shape and size. If it for locking down the adjuster screw I have some of those here as...
12-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Mad Honk

DCCH, I doubt that a pair of clinchers will...

DCCH,
I doubt that a pair of clinchers will set you back $200 unless you buy new stuff. If you look through the junk here in my shop you could get a set with tires for on the cheap. If you are...
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Mad Honk

Sell them to Wes. I sent him a bike this year...

Sell them to Wes. I sent him a bike this year that they will fit on, and give him the right ride qualities that the frame deserves. Smiles, MH
11-18-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By Mad Honk

Since6, I trust you have Bootsy's latest: ...

Since6,
I trust you have Bootsy's latest: The Power of the One. It has been out about 2 weeks now, and features a bunch of Jacobs School of Music students and staff. The horn parts are all...
11-15-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By Mad Honk

Here I am in a University town that has a low...

Here I am in a University town that has a low infection rate due to a lot of testing and real consequences for violating the protocols. 100 students attended a party and got sent home to mom and pop...
11-13-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By Mad Honk

Great find and a good buy! The red frame...

Great find and a good buy!
The red frame was a Columbus build frame with SL tubes. The 27.2 is the give away on the tubing set. You have a great bike that was the same as bikes made for the...
10-31-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mad Honk

Congratulations! Having someone with like...

Congratulations! Having someone with like interests is always a good thing. Smiles, MH
10-28-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,835
Posted By Mad Honk

So once again a zombie thread re-emerges. My...

So once again a zombie thread re-emerges.
My latest experience with VC was at first a problem, but not one that was created by VC. I ordered a set of decals in August for a repaint I was doing. ...
10-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 59,801
Views: 8,882,958
Posted By Mad Honk

Rocket Sauce, I am willing to bite on this...

Rocket Sauce,
I am willing to bite on this one if you can facilitate. PM me or gimme a call if it is still available. Smiles, MH
10-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Mad Honk

Yeah! Take that freewheel off and send it to...

Yeah! Take that freewheel off and send it to me. And replace it with any Shimano freewheel. I have been riding the SunTour freewheels for close to 35 years with no problems. I can always use a...
10-26-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,937
Posted By Mad Honk

Frank O'Phile, I sent Randy a lower HS race...

Frank O'Phile,
I sent Randy a lower HS race maybe a week ago through regular post international. I'm guessing it will take two weeks to travel 1000 miles. With this story I am reluctant to do a...
10-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mad Honk

After some cleaning, the parts are clean enough...

After some cleaning, the parts are clean enough to work on. Maybe I am just OCD but I hate working on anything dirty. First pic is of the cloth after the parts got out of the bath. Not a lot of dirt...
10-25-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mad Honk

I start the first part of the process by giving...

I start the first part of the process by giving all of the parts a bath. A small container and some high VOC cleaner. Next about a half hour of deep cleaning with small brushes and white cleaning...
10-23-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Mad Honk

Hondo, Thinking about Texas and those who I...

Hondo,
Thinking about Texas and those who I have there. And I am listening to the latest CD from Bootsy Collins that was delivered to me today from a friend. And having a cold one of these:...
10-21-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Mad Honk

H, I have some housing that I can send you. ...

H,
I have some housing that I can send you. But it is only about 50 cents per foot at a local a LBS. Have you checked around? I can send it, but please check locally first. Smiles, MH
10-19-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mad Honk

Ben and all, I have had a few headsets come...

Ben and all,
I have had a few headsets come in this week. A couple just need a quick polish but there are a few that will need some extra work. I will start working on some pics and document...
10-16-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,093
Posted By Mad Honk

If you are looking for a supplier look to the AME...

If you are looking for a supplier look to the AME company. They manufacture grips for motorcycles and were the most popular company for the BMX riders in the 70's. They make golf grips and other...
10-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mad Honk

Ben, None of the parts are plated where the...

Ben,
None of the parts are plated where the bearings ride. The plating is ground off during the final finishing of the races, crown and head tube. The outer races are plated but the entire...
10-13-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mad Honk

malcala Pays It Forward

In a previous thread malcala sent me these four damaged bearing races from a Campagnolo Supper Record headset for reconditioning. I tried to send them back to him but he insists that they should be...
10-12-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Mad Honk

malcala, I was able to get the parts in the...

malcala,
I was able to get the parts in the shop today. I still need to polish the out side of the set, and they are on the way back to ya. I don't have any spare HS bearing sets, do you have the...
10-10-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Mad Honk

orangeology, Message sent. gimme a call, MH

orangeology,
Message sent. gimme a call, MH
10-07-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,269
Posted By Mad Honk

I splurged on it. It was a find on e-bay that...

I splurged on it. It was a find on e-bay that Francophile alerted us to. Not really a need but a great tool to round out a variety of older Var tools wit a lot of new ones in the...
10-04-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Mad Honk

And nothing in this discussion about using a...

And nothing in this discussion about using a lubrication for the threads to keep from seizing via dielectric activity. Smiles, MH
10-03-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mad Honk

We used to joke about the billboard jerseys some...

We used to joke about the billboard jerseys some guys wore. And then we were paid for the billboards on our bikes. The money was the only reason for it. I sponsor a race car and the space I have...
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Mad Honk

Foote, Welcome to the getting older club! ...

Foote,
Welcome to the getting older club! Just wait until you have to stand one foot closer to the urinal 'cause your missing the target! Smiles, MH
09-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 321,466
Posted By Mad Honk

Frank, PM sent

Frank, PM sent
09-27-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mad Honk

For me to do a paint on frame and fork, it takes...

For me to do a paint on frame and fork, it takes at least eight hours, and that is using Imron, phosphotizing agent, and that assumes the bike is clean coming in. A strip and medial blast will be a...
09-24-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Mad Honk

Take it to a shoe repair shop and ask them to...

Take it to a shoe repair shop and ask them to re-color it. Then wax it pretty heavily, should work. Smiles, MH
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,110
Posted By Mad Honk

Hondo, The correct name for the jack is a...

Hondo,
The correct name for the jack is a Bloomfield jack as it was designed in Bloomfield, and does just as you stated, raises things but in a dangerous way. The jacks are very favorable for...
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