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06-19-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By -holiday76

has anyone mentioned that fork is bent on the...

has anyone mentioned that fork is bent on the blue Giant?
06-19-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By TenGrainBread

Fork's definitely bent.

Fork's definitely bent.
06-19-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By PatTheSlat

I am solidly on the "fork is bent"...

I am solidly on the "fork is bent" bandwagon.
06-18-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By mstateglfr

They look like blocks of aluminum. Fun fact-...

They look like blocks of aluminum.

Fun fact- while looking for the pedals, I found waldo!
06-18-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By 3speedslow

Nice green Twenty! Sorry to read about the theft...

Nice green Twenty! Sorry to read about the theft problem. Hopefully all yours will find good homes.
06-18-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By randyjawa

N-all but two or three...

For some time now, I have been thinking of clearing out the stable. Storage issues, theft problem and a sudden realization that one is more than more. The one is more than more thing became known...
06-16-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,715
Posted By SurferRosa

so f'n true. :roflmao2:

so f'n true. :roflmao2:
06-16-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Choke

There is a 'big barrel' version.....this is one...

There is a 'big barrel' version.....this is one and it's shifting a 10sp cassette.

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/070416d.jpg
06-16-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,715
Posted By mechanicmatt

I hate committing to a wheel overhaul, the...

I hate committing to a wheel overhaul, the cleaning, the greasing bearings, bleh.

I love a wheel overhaul after committing to it. The cleaning, truing, greasing bearings, all of it. So satisfying...
06-16-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By GrainBrain

That's not bad at all, I wouldn't worry. Of...

That's not bad at all, I wouldn't worry. Of course you could walk the town - keep a searchin' all around - lookin' for a street corner wheel.
06-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By BradH

A song popped into my head as soon as I read the...

A song popped into my head as soon as I read the title.

I wouldn't worry about that. You won't even feel it.
06-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By sdn40

I'm sure someone much smarter than me can speak...

I'm sure someone much smarter than me can speak more intelligently, but unless you are going to the Salt Flats to break a land speed record, take it for a ride and use your best judgement. You may...
06-15-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,334
Posted By TXsailor

A guy posts a motorcycle on a bike page and gets...

A guy posts a motorcycle on a bike page and gets nothing but positive comments. Not your average internet group. I like you guys! I am joining the "that's too cool not to share" gang.
06-15-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,701
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Why do you say this? Just because it's so...

Why do you say this?

Just because it's so flammable? The fumes bad to breathe? Don't want to get it on your skin?

I've used gasoline as a degreaser (outdoors) but mostly stick to WD40.
06-15-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,701
Posted By qcpmsame

I always send any not new freewheel to Pastor Bob...

I always send any not new freewheel to Pastor Bob for a cleaning and tune up, well worth it to get his quality work, looks like new, and quality work every time.

Bill
06-14-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,334
Posted By 52telecaster

Technically not a bicycle...

My grandfather built this in the 30s or 40s. He machined the 4 cylinder engine in his garage shop. I rode it when I was a kid. It recently came into my possession. Grandpa was the guy that told me,...
06-13-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,561
Posted By scarlson

Exactly! My point I'm trying to make is that...

Exactly! My point I'm trying to make is that anybody can do this, because there's far too much negativity and "ordinary-Joe-can't-do" among framebuilders. I wasn't even going to try until a tractor...
06-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,561
Posted By scarlson

Rear Triangle **trigger warning to snobs**

First I filed some wooden frame blocks and squashed the chainstays a little bit in a vise. No pictures of this, but you all would probably cringe. It's fine. I know where the limits are, having seen...
06-13-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Ironfish653

You might be able to go the other way, with T45...

You might be able to go the other way, with T45 or T50 with 3 of the teeth cut out.
06-13-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By Kuromori

I don't have one in front of me, but if you were...

I don't have one in front of me, but if you were able to give the bolt a few turns it should already be disengaged. I believe the bolt has 2 different thread pitches which are both LH threads. When...
06-12-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By UniChris

Drill rod is sold in soft condition as you harden...

Drill rod is sold in soft condition as you harden it after machining. Don't recall what the situation is with drill blanks.
06-11-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By Salamandrine

Excellent. Very nice tasteful period correct...

Excellent. Very nice tasteful period correct upgrades, but still very practical for a rider. I like and road the all Delrin for over a decade, but at this point in time, it's perhaps a bit too...
06-11-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mr_Asifi

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dca2567f_da7b_4921_9eb2_6580e6b31726_e8400c08f42005897e0ff32f818186fc5767566c.jpeg...
06-11-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By UniChris

Have you considered a little crude blacksmithing?...

Have you considered a little crude blacksmithing? If you can get some crude indentations in a piece of a drill rod, and then file to fit, harden, and temper you might end up with something decent. ...
06-10-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By canklecat

I'm in Fort Worth. I may check those out. Thanks.

I'm in Fort Worth. I may check those out. Thanks.
06-10-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By P!N20

More like, "somebody didn't want to cave in to...

More like, "somebody didn't want to cave in to slant parallelograms."
06-10-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the business model for dockless-anything is...

Yeah, the business model for dockless-anything is sketchy. But there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of a good opportunity to salvage some useful bikes.

Heck, this kinda tempts me to see if...
06-10-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,913
Posted By JaccoW

+1 on not sawing off the pump pegs. My Gazelle...

+1 on not sawing off the pump pegs. My Gazelle Super Licht has that and it always makes me kind of sad a previous owner did that. :(
06-10-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,913
Posted By merziac

Please don't drew the pegs. You should be able to...

Please don't drew the pegs. You should be able to find/fab something to hang in them. I would get one of the Sunlite 16 in. and see if you could scab in an extra piece added to the top of the body...
06-10-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By 2_i

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much...

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much pioneers, with the operation conceived by students out of Peking University in my memory. Mobike only came next. Are they dead all around the world? Of...
06-10-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By canklecat

BTW, I shared your site on my FB page. Dockless...

BTW, I shared your site on my FB page. Dockless bikes caught a lot of negative publicity, in part driven by folks with a vested interest in the regulated docked bike system. But there's a potentially...
06-10-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By canklecat

Excellent info. I see many carless folks (not...

Excellent info. I see many carless folks (not "car free," which implies a lifestyle and choice) riding junk bikes that barely function. These abandoned bike share bikes would make good...
06-09-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By dsbrantjr

Rather than metallic anti-seize, which is...

Rather than metallic anti-seize, which is intended primarily for high-temperature service like exhaust system studs and nuts, I use Tef-Gel, which contains PTFE (Teflon), and is specifically intended...
06-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm with the grease crowd. Anti-Seize is a little...

I'm with the grease crowd. Anti-Seize is a little more long lasting but is a big mess to clean off especially when it gets on your hands if you have to do a mid-ride adjustment. Either will work fine...
06-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Crankycrank

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then...

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then loosen the bolt about 1/4". Tap the head of the bolt with a rubber mallet or a steel hammer with a block of wood to protect the bolt. This will push the...
06-09-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,581
Posted By madpogue

Those were supposed to have been left with the...

Those were supposed to have been left with the package unopened, for future archeological visitors to the planet to test the theory that only cockroaches, Schwinn Varsities and MREs will survive a...
06-08-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Brifters, modern saddle-to-bar drop increasing...

Brifters, modern saddle-to-bar drop increasing over time, and IMO also the fact that old brake levers were meant to be operated in the drops rather from the hoods (the leverage from the hoods was...
06-08-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thanks for posting. Great footage. Anybody else...

Thanks for posting. Great footage. Anybody else notice how racers seem to ride in the drops more then than they do now?
06-07-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By Jeff Wills

Eye candy... machined, polished, and gold-plated...

Eye candy... machined, polished, and gold-plated Campagnolo:

(Photos from Velobase)
...
06-07-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By crank_addict

Unofficially / officially groupset by the late...

Unofficially / officially groupset by the late Jon Williams ~ Drillium Revival Campagnolo Super Record.

And another nomination for reworked Campagnolo Super Record of Swiss company ICS (Ital Cicli...
06-07-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By iab

Bah humbug to this modern crap. Crank - FB ...

Bah humbug to this modern crap.

Crank - FB

https://live.staticflickr.com/7025/6495952219_d6be172f57_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aU2shc)
FB Cranks 1 (https://flic.kr/p/aU2shc) by iabisdb...
06-07-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By P!N20

Also a big fan of the Dura-Ace 7500 track...

Also a big fan of the Dura-Ace 7500 track ensemble, especially those forged chainrings that 'integrate' with the spider arms.

https://live.staticflickr.com/539/20464334726_aa400a8c97_b.jpg
...
06-07-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By BikeWonder

Sugino GT Drillium

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190607_000339_555ad86e00bba2c16ed76f08b884fa582668bc36.jpg
Maybe not as great as the stronglight drillium crank I saw posted...
06-06-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By Bandera

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/150x112/schwinn_shifters_09a1ce771afdc4880076701bbef95fbe446c4289.jpg
Nothing else comes close to the brilliant chrome of the Schwinn Approved...
06-05-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By Jeff Wills

French parts with acres of shiny aluminum......

French parts with acres of shiny aluminum... Mavic SSC . The crank is inspirational:
...
06-05-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice one. ^^^ I agree it's a good idea to...

Nice one. ^^^

I agree it's a good idea to put "groupset groupthink" aside.

If we are purely doing a beauty contest, I like the Frenchie pseudo groupsets the best. Jubilee/TA/MAFAC was...
06-05-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By tiredhands

Another vote for Ofmega Mistral ...

Another vote for Ofmega Mistral


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1f/df/77/1fdf772e105994cae20e06ff230ee6f5.jpg
06-05-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By billnuke1

The Fuji was the last ridden and is the closest...

The Fuji was the last ridden and is the closest to being a great beater, sleeper ride!
Good groups on the other bikes...600 group on the Shogun going onto a beautiful salmon colored Gran Rally frame...
06-04-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By Hudson308

They've all got potential, but I sure hope you've...

They've all got potential, but I sure hope you've greased those seat posts & stems!
06-04-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By The Golden Boy

The first style of Suntour Cyclone front and rear...

The first style of Suntour Cyclone front and rear derailleurs:
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