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Posted By 2fat2fly

I own five lightweight Schwinns, two Racers, two...

I own five lightweight Schwinns, two Racers, two Travelers, and one Speedster. None are 'restored' but all have been gone completely through top to bottom and polished to the very best they can be....
12-03-21, 06:10 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I had a neighbor bring me a bike yesterday with...

I had a neighbor bring me a bike yesterday with the rear wheel locked up tight. She said she was riding and all of a sudden the back wheel locked up, then broke free, then locked up again.
The SA AW...
10-17-21, 10:12 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I had one just like it back in the late 70's. I...

I had one just like it back in the late 70's.
I had a newpaper route at the time and they required the bike to bright yellow, most kids just took a spray can to what ever bike they had. I went...
07-29-21, 03:43 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I've been watching this bike all summer now, I...

I've been watching this bike all summer now, I didn't realize it was the same seller who was selling tires on CL here as well.
I went to pickup a pair of Michelin tires the other day for another...
03-05-21, 01:47 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I picked up a ladies Raleigh parts bike the other...

I picked up a ladies Raleigh parts bike the other day, it had two new tires on it and a good set of rims, ... and this for a master link:
(There was a real master link just ahead of it and the chain...
02-25-21, 04:49 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I bought a Nishiki International in 1977, it came...

I bought a Nishiki International in 1977, it came with a set of those style Araya rims. The sides were straight walled, no 'hook'. I regularly ran 90 psi on that bike, maybe even more and never had...
02-25-21, 03:29 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

They also do a great job of wearing away the...

They also do a great job of wearing away the chrome finish when they get dirty.
I've been sorting through several buckets of old used SA hubs here from a clean out, and nearly every one that had a...
01-17-21, 07:38 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I did some final adjustments, added the front...

I did some final adjustments, added the front brake cable, and gave the whole bike a coat of wax. I took it for an hour long ride this afternoon. The bike really rides nice,
I think I like the idea...
01-17-21, 02:24 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Spent some time today putting the Dunelt back...

Spent some time today putting the Dunelt back together with what I have. For now, its got the wheels and tires I found it with.
I spent an hour getting the chainguard to fit right, and another two...
01-03-21, 01:22 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

One of these would do the trick... ...

One of these would do the trick...



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12-31-20, 11:06 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

About 40 years ago I had my rear wheel come...

About 40 years ago I had my rear wheel come loose, twice. The hub was a Miche Competition, sort of a copy of a Campy Record. The skewers were also Miche. It was a new wheelset to that bike. I had the...
12-16-20, 08:27 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Its in Greece, and showing $200 shipping which...

Its in Greece, and showing $200 shipping which makes it a $1700 bike frame. Its cool and all that but its also not that old considering the money. I think if it were either in the states or cheaper...
12-06-20, 02:07 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

In the early 80's I worked weekends at a local...

In the early 80's I worked weekends at a local bike shop, the owner had bought one of those table top mills from MSC.
He spent hours and ruined dozens of parts. I on the other hand seemed to get the...
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