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01-04-22, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Topless68

Another non-bike related wrenching...

Another non-bike related wrenching session....driving sim rig for my son (and me :thumb:) junkyard seat, and only about $25 worth of lumber. made it in 2 pieces so it'd fit through the door...
01-01-22, 10:04 AM
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Views: 360,792
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Found this at a consignment shop. No bikes, but found this interesting...
12-20-21, 10:44 AM
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Views: 773,715
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Before ...

Before
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After...
12-20-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,685
Posted By Topless68

Everyone has their little OCD moments - they want...

Everyone has their little OCD moments - they want things a certain way. One thing that drove me nuts was my Michelin Classic skin wall tires...only had the label on one side. So when i mounted...
11-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 39,205
Posted By Topless68

Username: Topless68 - I picked up a 1968 Chevelle...

Username: Topless68 - I picked up a 1968 Chevelle Convertible about 20 years ago, when my father passed. Muscle cars and bikes are a couple of my passions.

Avatar: haven't decided on one yet...
11-11-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Topless68

Remembering Veterans on November 11th

During my rides around town a while back, i found a monument to fallen soldiers. I decided to ride back there today to pay homage. Looks like many in town have done the same.

just wanted to say...
11-10-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,241
Posted By Topless68

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10-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 580,895
Posted By Topless68

I'm not sure if this counts as "wrenching", but...

I'm not sure if this counts as "wrenching", but it does involve tools, rubber tubing, wires, and gluing my fingers together at one point. :D

My youngest son follows a web series called Project...
10-01-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 167,941
Posted By Topless68

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Canadian Military vehicles
09-30-21, 10:06 AM
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Views: 167,941
Posted By Topless68

Haven't been down this trail in a while, but...

Haven't been down this trail in a while, but found it is full of paintings now, about 8 or 9 of them. They all seemed to be a nautical theme, pretty cool to have....
09-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Topless68

:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
09-29-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 108,224
Posted By Topless68

i like the National Sports water bottle and...

i like the National Sports water bottle and frame-matching CCM helmet. A very "From Here to Eternity" vibe with the waves splashing up. Which part of the GWN are you in?
09-24-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,938
Posted By Topless68

seeing all these artistic pieces of braised...

seeing all these artistic pieces of braised steel, makes me realize just how boring the lugs are on my Norco. :twitchy: Function over form i guess...

Beautiful examples so far. Keep'em coming!...
09-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,970,256
Posted By Topless68

Rolled a little too fast...

Found on my local FB marketplace. "Excellent shape"....that fork and headset don't look like a straight line... :foo:
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09-14-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 108,224
Posted By Topless68

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09-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,155
Posted By Topless68

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A little night time riding
08-20-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,970,256
Posted By Topless68

I like the use of "incumbent" rather than...

I like the use of "incumbent" rather than recumbent.
08-18-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,757
Posted By Topless68

my black wheels/silver wheels with skinwall tires...

my black wheels/silver wheels with skinwall tires

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07-30-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,966
Posted By Topless68

The kind of "edgy" graffiti when you live in a...

The kind of "edgy" graffiti when you live in a small, agricultural-based Canadian town...
07-30-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,970,256
Posted By Topless68

just throw some more electrical tape on it,...

just throw some more electrical tape on it, that'll hold it together
07-28-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,970,256
Posted By Topless68

^ ^ I think you could see those reflectors from...

^ ^ I think you could see those reflectors from space too.
07-15-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,970,256
Posted By Topless68

I was confused at first, why the drive-side was...

I was confused at first, why the drive-side was on the left :foo:....its been a long day at work...
07-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,970,256
Posted By Topless68

of course it will, it has rim brakes AND discs! ...

of course it will, it has rim brakes AND discs! Double stopping power!! :lol:
07-13-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Topless68

I took some of the advice you guys provided and...

I took some of the advice you guys provided and swapped out the interrupters for a set of road-style brake levers. I'll admit, i much prefer the feeling of riding on the hoods, and not have to...
07-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,725
Posted By Topless68

Not sure if anyone posted already, but my LBS has...

Not sure if anyone posted already, but my LBS has a few examples from Linus Bikes. https://www.linusbike.com/ seems like they offer up lots of models from flat bar, step through, cruise style,...
07-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,463
Posted By Topless68

I'm a big fan of sighthounds and I love seeing...

I'm a big fan of sighthounds and I love seeing all of these Greyhounds and sighthound mixes posted. This is my 2yo Whippet, named Eevee. ...
05-22-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Topless68

Removed the small chainring and had a buddy 3D...

Removed the small chainring and had a buddy 3D print some spacers for the free hub. ...
05-21-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Topless68

I get your thoughts Lazyass. Most MTB...

I get your thoughts Lazyass. Most MTB conversions need a tensioner because they have vertical dropouts, and not way to adjust the chain tension. The legacy derailleur hanger does sort of look like...
05-20-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Topless68

thanks for the feedback. The seat post and stem...

thanks for the feedback. The seat post and stem need to be adjusted, haven't ridden it all back together yet. I think the tan sidewalks maintain that classic look, and they were cheap to boot.
05-20-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Topless68

My Quarantine Conversion Project

Hey All, I've been poking around on here, asking questions, looking for advice, and over the last few weeks, I've been working on converting an old Norco Avanti SL to a single speed. I've finished my...
05-07-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 580,895
Posted By Topless68

Those lugs are gorgeous, someone took the time to...

Those lugs are gorgeous, someone took the time to add some flair to them, thats for sure. Best of luck in your resto.
05-07-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 580,895
Posted By Topless68

My current bike project is an '85 Norco Avanti SL...

My current bike project is an '85 Norco Avanti SL that picked up locally. Doing a conversion to single speed, and have been tearing it down, and cleaning up the metal parts. Quite happy with how...
05-02-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Topless68

Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up just...

Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up just drilling them out, and off it went. took the dremel to it to clean up the leftover metal. I've been working on some polishing on the set as well....
05-02-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Topless68

Remove Chainring From Sugino No6 Crank

trying to figure out how to remove the small chainring from a Sugino No6 crank. I thought they were just all head screws, but appear to be round (?), no like a rivet than a screw. Anyone ever...
04-29-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Topless68

I've been busy searching around today, and ended...

I've been busy searching around today, and ended up choosing a set of the Tektro FL540. They had a neat, minimal look, went with the black/silver combo.
...
04-29-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Topless68

Replacement Brake Levers

Hi All, I'm converting an old Norco to a single speed, and need to find replacement brake levers. Currently, the bike has drops, and grip brakes with DiaCompe "calipers" (for lack of better term). ...
04-29-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Topless68

Replacement Brake Levers

Hi, I'm amassing my parts to start swapping on my conversion, but i'm a little stuck on the appropriate brake levers. I want to replace the old grip brakes from the drops, and just have some regular...
04-25-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Topless68

I discovered that the bashguard is the main frame...

I discovered that the bashguard is the main frame for the chainrings, so I can't just "get rid of it" like other have suggested. No bashguard, no chainrings. Only other option would be to replace the...
04-24-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Topless68

There isn't a whole lot of 27" stuff out there,...

There isn't a whole lot of 27" stuff out there, and what their is, is $$$. Just for ***** & giggles, i "borrowed" the no name wheels and tires from my wifes bike. They're 700c with oversized tires...
04-24-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Topless68

I like the deep polished look. Thanks for...

I like the deep polished look. Thanks for posting
04-21-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Topless68

Classy or In Your Face?

I crossed posted this in the Classic & Vintage Forum, see what you guys think over here...

I'm planning a vintage to fixie/SS conversion, and starting with the easy stuff first, new bar tape,...
04-21-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Topless68

Classy or In Your Face?

I'm planning a vintage to fixie/SS conversion, and starting with the easy stuff first, new bar tape, stem, seat and soon after going with different brake levers, long arm brakes and for 700c wheels. ...
04-20-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,875
Posted By Topless68

Nice Rig! I've started looking into this whole...

Nice Rig! I've started looking into this whole SS/Fixie thing as well. I picked up an 85' Norco that i'm looking to convert. 41yo, clydesdale, usually riding CX and road. Thankfully, the only...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By Topless68

Thanks for the replies guys! Unfortunately, the...

Thanks for the replies guys! Unfortunately, the bike was sold before i could get to see it. :( BUT, irony prevails and a near identical one came up even closer to me. I had a look at that one,...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By Topless68

Norco Avanti SL

Hi, looking to scoop this bad boy up. Its a few hours drive from my place, but it appears to be the right size frame for me (22" frame, 31"-ish standover), and not made from "low end" hi-ten steel. ...
04-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 2,455,713
Posted By Topless68

Hello Clydes, 5'11" dude started riding and...

Hello Clydes,
5'11" dude started riding and running a few years back. lost my dad to heart problems, and wanted to make a change for my 2 sons...went from 270lbs to 225lbs in a little less than a...
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Topless68

The GP is a 76/77, the pictures that i have from...

The GP is a 76/77, the pictures that i have from the ad aren't great, and I haven't seen it in person (as of yet). I can see paint issues, and know it needs a new rear tire and likely a seat. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Topless68

Here are some pics of this rebuilt Protour bike. ...

Here are some pics of this rebuilt Protour bike. Any thoughts on comparison to a classic Raleigh GP as far as the quality of components?
...
04-13-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,668,450
Posted By Topless68

I started my riding "career" with a 2011 Rocky...

I started my riding "career" with a 2011 Rocky Mountain Solo CXR, and winter riding. Winter turned into spring CX, then into summer road and back into fall CX. This bike has done it all and taken...
04-13-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Topless68

I'm finally able to post something. I wasn't...

I'm finally able to post something. I wasn't able to get to these bikes yesterday. I'm trying to narrow down what the Red bike actually is...
the silver GP is listed at $150 CDN, and the red...
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