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02-06-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By RustyJames

Those are some fantastic pics!

Those are some fantastic pics!
02-06-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By RustyJames

The female wedge… ...

The female wedge…


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02-06-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By RustyJames

Yay! I get to help out. Sorry for the bad...

Yay! I get to help out.

Sorry for the bad lighting. If you need mo’ better pics let me know.

You may be aware, there are 2 types of binders. Jim Merz is still making the below type and sells...
02-05-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,138
Posted By RustyJames

gugie told me one of the strongest bits on a...

gugie told me one of the strongest bits on a frame is the BB. If it’s cheap enough, roll the dice!!
02-05-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By RustyJames

The kids have their own language. My little...

The kids have their own language. My little cherub has said things like “kinda sus bruh” or “what a bot”. Every now and then I actually understand what he is saying.
02-05-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,736
Posted By RustyJames

Ahh yes, Campag-itis. I have managed to avoid the...

Ahh yes, Campag-itis. I have managed to avoid the infliction even though I have had some bits fall into my lap. Mostly parts bikes with the bit or bob on them. If I slightly covet anything anything...
01-31-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By RustyJames

I am 99.3978% certain it is only for threads.

I am 99.3978% certain it is only for threads.
01-30-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By RustyJames

A quick phone call to KS could get your question...

A quick phone call to KS could get your question answered.

503.636.4673
01-25-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,098
Posted By RustyJames

Good on you dad for your wonderful gift. I...

Good on you dad for your wonderful gift.

I wondered if the tech-fetish would start to get old at a shop that actually needs to service and repair bikes. Beyond the new tools every few years they...
01-25-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,566
Posted By RustyJames

I love thread drift…. :popcorn

I love thread drift….

:popcorn
01-24-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,566
Posted By RustyJames

I was thinking of painting the fork and rear...

I was thinking of painting the fork and rear stays silver. It wouldn’t look awful but one more damn thing to do.

Bars will get wrapped and it will be coming soon to a theater near you.
01-24-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,566
Posted By RustyJames

I looked at the pics and I see why you might...

I looked at the pics and I see why you might think the fork is bent. It’s not. Wheel slots in fine and is dead center.

I’ll see if I can find some automotive paint that is close and move it...
01-23-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,566
Posted By RustyJames

BTW - I paid $20 for this thing and would...

BTW - I paid $20 for this thing and would approximately break-even at $100 which I would be fine with.
01-23-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,399
Posted By RustyJames

Might this be it? Trek 412...

Might this be it?

Trek 412 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1327247078092397/?mibextid=6ojiHh)

Nice looking original bike. Given what you are planning I would think a frameset would...
01-20-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,131
Posted By RustyJames

Not one mention of a Specialized Allez!? I...

Not one mention of a Specialized Allez!?

I didn’t chime in on the original post since my experience is limited and frankly all bikes are nifty in their own way.

Andy_K I think your theory...
01-18-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,353
Posted By RustyJames

I have a cheap cruiser ca. 1990 with a coaster...

I have a cheap cruiser ca. 1990 with a coaster brake and I serviced everything on the bike including the coaster brake hub and stopping is horrifying. I remember my BMX bikes from my youth being able...
01-16-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,004
Posted By RustyJames

No pics but I like stem shifters, kickstands and...

No pics but I like stem shifters, kickstands and dynamos. Absolutely nothing wrong with practicality. (See Love of English 3-speed thread…)
01-16-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By RustyJames

A couple of screen grabs… ...

A couple of screen grabs…


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01-14-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By RustyJames

TheSilverFox That thing is very minty. Nice...

TheSilverFox That thing is very minty. Nice score!

My Circuit is the earlier black/white flavor and the Suntour shifters are magic. I have only ridden it around the neighborhood after I brought it...
01-10-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By RustyJames

A couple of mysteries solved. The existing rear...

A couple of mysteries solved. The existing rear wheel is 27” and an old Schwinn/Weinmann wheel with a Maillard hub from my early 70s SS fits perfectly in the front fork.

Next task - anyone know...
01-09-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By RustyJames

N+1 bsa

Much like my sort-of neighbor Andy_K I wasn’t looking for another but this one popped up with the florid description “bike parts”. The pics weren’t great (awful) but I saw a few details and said...
01-05-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,712
Posted By RustyJames

scarlson I’m all about high carbon knives. OA...

scarlson I’m all about high carbon knives. OA works miracles on old high carbon knives.

I have some newer stainless Henckels and they get little use.
01-02-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 200,214
Posted By RustyJames

Spotted outside IKEA here in the always lovely...

Spotted outside IKEA here in the always lovely Portland area.

Sorry for the NDS pic…
...
12-26-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 74,185
Views: 12,072,165
Posted By RustyJames

Palo Alto frameset - Portland, OR

P-A Frameset (https://offerup.co/zoETG6VH4vb)

I’m not super familiar with Palo Alto frames but a Google search shows the shop still exists selling production bikes.

Pics in the ad show the...
12-24-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By RustyJames

Worth fixing up to make a buck? No. Sell ‘em as...

Worth fixing up to make a buck? No. Sell ‘em as is or if you don’t want more stuff to go to the landfill, donate to a charity or bicycle co-op.
12-22-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By RustyJames

I’ll show ya’ cracked… ...

I’ll show ya’ cracked…


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12-18-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By RustyJames

Side note - that is REALLY close to where I spent...

Side note - that is REALLY close to where I spent some years as a young lad terrorizing the streets on my Mongoose BMX bike.
12-11-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,723
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Fancy lugs are always a bonus but a bonus++ on a...
12-09-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,874
Views: 656,259
Posted By RustyJames

Rim labels facing the wrong way? I’m thrilled...

Rim labels facing the wrong way? I’m thrilled with freshly greased bearings and the rim running true.
12-06-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 942
Posted By RustyJames

The second part of the answer Kurt received...

The second part of the answer Kurt received sounds like an ad on AliExpress.
12-06-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 942
Posted By RustyJames

If it was your Publicist there would have been...

If it was your Publicist there would have been mention of brazing on bottle bosses and canti posts. (I won’t bring up choosing frame colors since I’m like noble and stuff.)
12-06-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 942
Posted By RustyJames

We use a customer service AI thing at work and we...

We use a customer service AI thing at work and we fooled a customer that was a high level programmer. He was very impressed. I have a longish story but in a nutshell, Intel was funding AI hot and...
12-02-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By RustyJames

I have 1960-ish wheel - Campy hub and I can’t...

I have 1960-ish wheel - Campy hub and I can’t remember the spoke count or rim brand but the front wheel is a perpetual motion machine. First time I spun it and walked away for at least 4 or 5 minutes...
12-02-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 714
Posted By RustyJames

This may be heresy but I would vote for a cheap...

This may be heresy but I would vote for a cheap single-speed cruiser and once the elements have taken their toll, toss it. Around my area, $50 cruisers can be found all day long.
12-01-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By RustyJames

Fantastic! Many thanks for all of your hard work.

Fantastic! Many thanks for all of your hard work.
12-01-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By RustyJames

I’m a fan MKS’s products and they have the Sylvan...

I’m a fan MKS’s products and they have the Sylvan Gordito pedals. At the upper-end of the budget but you can mount clips. I haven’t tried them, no affiliation, etc.
11-29-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,139
Posted By RustyJames

motochick - I love those Miami Vice Ironmans! ...

motochick - I love those Miami Vice Ironmans!

If you and the hubby vacation in Oregon and want to take home a momento of the trip, I could certainly add to your collection. I’m in downsizing mode....
11-29-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 74,185
Views: 12,072,165
Posted By RustyJames

$200 Marinoni!!!!

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Sadly, this is the best of the 6 pics.
...
11-28-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,943
Posted By RustyJames

100% agree!

100% agree!
11-28-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,529
Posted By RustyJames

C&V lugged steel frames come from an era when...

C&V lugged steel frames come from an era when technology was expensive and labor was cheap. Times have changed.
11-27-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By RustyJames

I can’t believe this wasn’t hoovered up in...

I can’t believe this wasn’t hoovered up in minutes. Treasure trove…
11-26-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,352
Posted By RustyJames

That perch manages to be very squishy yet...

That perch manages to be very squishy yet uncomfortable. That takes skill!
11-26-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,352
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6d264210_7826_472d_9d9c_7d884ce4ec73_95a4bbfaf56b01ccb25dd3ce8f598ccc02819769.jpeg

Free!! The men’s bike has gone to a new, happy...
11-23-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,847
Posted By RustyJames

Good frame gone bad

(I also posted some pics in the Wacky CL thread)

I picked up this heap yesterday to strip its D-A bits and what was done to the frame is one of the sketchiest things I’ve ever seen.

The story...
11-22-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15,016
Views: 3,691,794
Posted By RustyJames

Raleigh Team USA

Found on Marketplace with no intention of making it rideable. The PO hit a curb HARD and taco’d the front wheel and apparently broke the frame and then rode the bike with his “repair” for 2 years....
11-21-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,228
Posted By RustyJames

Are we related or just equally “lucky”?

Are we related or just equally “lucky”?
11-20-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By RustyJames

Geez people - I hope this helps Bianchigirll -...

Geez people - I hope this helps Bianchigirll - has anyone tried one? My expectations would be low but, I haven’t tried one.
11-20-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,662
Posted By RustyJames

I’ve seen that Huffy kicking around CL for awhile...

I’ve seen that Huffy kicking around CL for awhile so it’s great it found a loving home.

The Mercian would be hard to say no to. Fancy chrome lugs make my bits tingle too. I’m sure it’s gonna look...
11-18-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,473
Posted By RustyJames

Paging merziac !

Paging merziac !
11-15-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 2,746,362
Posted By RustyJames

Since MTBs aren’t my normal area, I’ll ask dumb...

Since MTBs aren’t my normal area, I’ll ask dumb question #1,341,757. Why do all early MTBs seem to be equipped with rear racks from new? BITD I thought of them as oversized BMX bikes. It’s entirely...
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