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07-25-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By mswantak

You're shameless. :D

You're shameless. :D
05-23-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By mswantak

Amen to that. I've got a '67 that looks just like...

Amen to that. I've got a '67 that looks just like yours, and that seat is like riding the pointy end of an anvil.
04-09-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By mswantak

The freecreditreport.com bike is a Raleigh...

The freecreditreport.com bike is a Raleigh Superbe. The Zyrtec bike looks to be a Chinese Phoenix, but that seat sure isn't standard equipment.
02-24-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,083
Posted By mswantak

Do I even want to know how you know that? Spend a...

Do I even want to know how you know that? Spend a lot of time at Lake Orillia?
02-24-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,083
Posted By mswantak

Okay, you've had enough congratulations; now I'll...

Okay, you've had enough congratulations; now I'll pee on your parade (so to speak):

It's micturition. You could've just said 'pee shivers'. At least you won't go blind from it. :lol:

Nice...
01-08-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By mswantak

That's cool; I oughta do that to the '67 Racer...

That's cool; I oughta do that to the '67 Racer I've got sitting around.
12-31-08, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By mswantak

It's left-hand thread. Put an adjustable crescent...

It's left-hand thread. Put an adjustable crescent wrench on it in such a position that you can grasp the wrench and the crank arm at the same time. Squeeze as required.
12-13-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,113
Posted By mswantak

Here's another perverted Super Sport: ...

Here's another perverted Super Sport:

http://home.comcast.net/~mswantak/wsb/media/1477/site1547.jpg
11-23-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By mswantak

I think they need to come up with something...

I think they need to come up with something approximating the old Simplex guard that clamped to the downtube and FD clamp.
...
11-23-08, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By mswantak

You guys wouldn't believe how gratified I am that...

You guys wouldn't believe how gratified I am that JR and others have taken up the decal battle flag. It was like being allowed to dismount a wild horse.

<salute>
11-23-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,450
Posted By mswantak

I totally had a hunch...

I totally had a hunch...
11-22-08, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By mswantak

Oh, crap -- you'd swap out the saddle, spend a...

Oh, crap -- you'd swap out the saddle, spend a couple days sniffing it, then sell it on eBay. :lol:
11-22-08, 12:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,957
Posted By mswantak

Or for cyclists who wish to be thought of as...

Or for cyclists who wish to be thought of as vigorous and having large thighs.
11-21-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By mswantak

WARNING: If he comes up with something like Mr....

WARNING: If he comes up with something like Mr. Ed, or Quick Draw McGraw, or El Kabong, just humor him.
11-20-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,399
Posted By mswantak

Or really bad BB bearings.

Or really bad BB bearings.
11-16-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By mswantak

Bleah! Looks like they parked it with the...

Bleah! Looks like they parked it with the arse-end too close to the space heater.
11-10-08, 11:36 PM
11-10-08, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By mswantak

Don't bother; just clean and regrease it in place.

Don't bother; just clean and regrease it in place.
11-10-08, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By mswantak

So, is it a Biancki or a Nishichi?

So, is it a Biancki or a Nishichi?
11-10-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 896
Posted By mswantak

I'd add two more pointers: - Don't lace your...

I'd add two more pointers:

- Don't lace your rim on the living room floor while you're watching TV

- Be reasonably sober

And yes, I learned this the hard way.
11-10-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By mswantak

If you flip them over, they're called South Road....

If you flip them over, they're called South Road. :D
11-10-08, 11:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,405
Posted By mswantak

Oh, I call multiple BS on this. Maybe only six SD...

Oh, I call multiple BS on this. Maybe only six SD '63 LeMans coupes were built, maybe not. Every stinking one of them though, had the 'unusual' suspension -- it was the Chevrolet Corvair transaxle....
11-08-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,826
Posted By mswantak

Snob appeal; nothing more. A stamped dropout will...

Snob appeal; nothing more. A stamped dropout will perform equally to forged one in 99.9% of all cases.
11-06-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By mswantak

Mid-'70s Puch-built, I think. Still worth $60.

Mid-'70s Puch-built, I think. Still worth $60.
11-02-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By mswantak

Thank goodness it was only a Peugeot.

Thank goodness it was only a Peugeot.
11-01-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,284
Posted By mswantak

LOL! This is about the last place I'd have...

LOL! This is about the last place I'd have expected to read a treatise on pair kerning. Right on though -- they're coming along nicely.
10-29-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By mswantak

Straight-gauge CrMo main triangle, High-tensile...

Straight-gauge CrMo main triangle, High-tensile steel stays and forks.
10-29-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By mswantak

Looks to be a '70 to '74 model. Where I live, $75...

Looks to be a '70 to '74 model. Where I live, $75 would be a reasonable asking price.
10-27-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By mswantak

Having grown up in Michigan, I sympathize. Here...

Having grown up in Michigan, I sympathize. Here in the Bay Area though, it's prime riding weather; the hottest summer weather is behind us and it's been 65 - 70 degrees and sunny. Until the weekend,...
10-25-08, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,005
Posted By mswantak

There's one that looks like yours at the local...

There's one that looks like yours at the local thrift for $40, but this one has Campy Valentino derailleurs and shifters. Apart from the Campy gear, it looks like typical European bike-boom gaspipe.
10-24-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By mswantak

Don't think it's a '60s model, based on the...

Don't think it's a '60s model, based on the Carbolite tubing decal. Fun bike for the money though.
10-23-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 261,280
Posted By mswantak

Aw, c'mon you guys. No opafiets out there?

Aw, c'mon you guys. No opafiets out there?
10-21-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By mswantak

Why do I think Sheldon is up there chuckling at...

Why do I think Sheldon is up there chuckling at your umbrage? :lol:
10-13-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,867
Posted By mswantak

About as much as not blowing your nose before you...

About as much as not blowing your nose before you ride.
10-13-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By mswantak

Oh, geeze -- don't open up the rear hub unless...

Oh, geeze -- don't open up the rear hub unless you have to. In fact, I'd sooner lace a new hub into the wheel. Fill the hub halfway with a solvent - like mineral spirits -- and spin the bejeezus out...
10-13-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By mswantak

Super high-end coaster brake seems like an...

Super high-end coaster brake seems like an oxymoron.
10-13-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By mswantak

You can't win with wives/GFs and bikes. Just do...

You can't win with wives/GFs and bikes. Just do what they want and STFU. If they don't like the way it comes out, you've got 'I told you so' material. My wife obsesses over the height and angle of...
10-13-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By mswantak

With a Raleigh Sport, you'd better assume it's...

With a Raleigh Sport, you'd better assume it's loose balls.
10-10-08, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,789
Posted By mswantak

Clear acrylic lacquer.

Clear acrylic lacquer.
10-10-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,433
Posted By mswantak

Anyone ever thought of painting their tires? ...

Anyone ever thought of painting their tires?

Yeah; I thought of getting a Brazilian wax once, too. Once I sobered up, neither seemed like such a good idea.
09-25-08, 11:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,404
Posted By mswantak

OMG, yes -- the Ashtabula crank is vastly...

OMG, yes -- the Ashtabula crank is vastly preferable to the Raleigh cottered crank. I can yank an Ashtabula in under five minutes with nothing but a pair of channel locks.

You may get three...
09-25-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By mswantak

Kadence, you lucky bastige. You out PMed me by...

Kadence, you lucky bastige. You out PMed me by about 10 minutes the other day. My wife is Dutch; now don't you feel guilty enoough to pass it along to me?
09-25-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,404
Posted By mswantak

I just finished up rebuilding a '67 Schwinn...

I just finished up rebuilding a '67 Schwinn DeLuxe Racer (hey, I wanted a Traveler but you take what you can find). Damned thing came from Santa Cruz where the salt air turns bikes to...
09-23-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,444
Posted By mswantak

If you're not gonna ride it, you may as well just...

If you're not gonna ride it, you may as well just have a picture of it. They're easier to keep clean.
09-23-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By mswantak

Did it come with pickled peppers?

Did it come with pickled peppers?
09-21-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By mswantak

I've bought bikes before that had become garage...

I've bought bikes before that had become garage clutter and had gotten squashed from the side, like from somebody pulling into the garage a bit too far.
09-19-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 24,195
Posted By mswantak

I volunteer to play the role of Simon Cowell and...

I volunteer to play the role of Simon Cowell and make pithy comments about each contestant.

From each according to their abilities. :p
09-19-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,757
Posted By mswantak

Not really. Either you like the way it fits or...

Not really. Either you like the way it fits or you don't. Anybody who has a philosophy about it has too much time on their hands. The main difference is on a mixte the saddle is generally closer to...
09-19-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By mswantak

Hot dog! If Stan's gonna get credited for things...

Hot dog! If Stan's gonna get credited for things I say, it's time to bust loose! :D
09-19-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,729
Posted By mswantak

There is no reasonable price in the SF Bay Area...

There is no reasonable price in the SF Bay Area market anymore.
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