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Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,030
Posted By PedalTraveler

Thanks, I don't get on the forums as much anymore...

Thanks, I don't get on the forums as much anymore but for lurking once in a while, though I'm trying to start getting involved in bikes for fun again instead of just work. I don't usually stay on...
02-22-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By PedalTraveler

What do you love about your shop/workspace?

The bike shop I work at is currently undergoing a remodel and now is the time to start thinking about the new layout and such things, so I thought I'd ask here what folks have done in their work...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-21-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,030
Posted By PedalTraveler

I might be biased being on Mackinac myself, but I...

I might be biased being on Mackinac myself, but I suggest finding a way to make it all the way, the north western state trail (formerly Petoskey to Mackinac Trail) would cover a good deal of the rest...
01-17-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By PedalTraveler

Thank you so much for all the great information! ...

Thank you so much for all the great information! I'm sorry to hear about yours having been stolen, they seem to have been very popular around then. They are very nice bicycles, there are many...
01-15-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By PedalTraveler

Beistegui Hermanos BH Bicycles

I recently bought this Beistegui Hermanos folder from an old neighbor I had growing up, it was actually one of the first bikes I worked on years ago and I remember how exotic a Spanish folding bike...
09-26-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By PedalTraveler

To my eyes it seems rather clear that turquoise...

To my eyes it seems rather clear that turquoise is a respray over white details, both on the seat tube, headtube, and pinstripes on the fork. Factories don't pinstripe a bike then paint over it...
09-04-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13,642
Views: 2,768,534
Posted By PedalTraveler

Saved this Klein Rascal from being cut up to make...

Saved this Klein Rascal from being cut up to make bicycle art..... he had many other interesting bikes in line for the torch but I didn't have much cash with me so only this one came home. A fresh...
08-20-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,692
Posted By PedalTraveler

Very nice, its great to see the evolution of it...

Very nice, its great to see the evolution of it over the years, and your current build is a real beauty!
07-30-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 488,481
Posted By PedalTraveler

25" Fuji S12-S LTD sports tourer. Double butted...

25" Fuji S12-S LTD sports tourer. Double butted main triangle. Will trade for parts, 23" frame, or what have you if you're interested. Paint has usual signs of age and use, but pretty good overall. ...
02-09-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21,550
Views: 2,176,341
Posted By PedalTraveler

FREE BIKE!!! As you can see I have no place to...

FREE BIKE!!! As you can see I have no place to store it. If you can pick this up in the metro Detroit area it's all yours, if I recall it's a 1954 Norman. The previous owner took off the headbadge...
02-07-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,245
Posted By PedalTraveler

That cleaned up beautifully, it's amazing what...

That cleaned up beautifully, it's amazing what some simple detail work can do.
02-02-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,672
Posted By PedalTraveler

The only pre-built one I could find for anywhere...

The only pre-built one I could find for anywhere close to cheap when I did my build. And it aint very cheap. Your LBS can order one from J&B Importers if they have an account....
02-02-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By PedalTraveler

I've always used bulk, Clarks, Jagwire, Shimano,...

I've always used bulk, Clarks, Jagwire, Shimano, and Sunlite. The Pre-lubed Jagwire is my favorite thus far. This latest build though I ordered this Road Pro | Jagwire...
02-01-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,719
Posted By PedalTraveler

Not riding but I found an 80 year old 14kt gold...

Not riding but I found an 80 year old 14kt gold ring while maintaining a trail I ride. Sold it and donated the money to charity.
01-31-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,614
Posted By PedalTraveler

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/...

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/Bicycles-001_zpscdb39206.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/ptpomber/media/Bicycles-001_zpscdb39206.jpg.html)
...
01-31-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By PedalTraveler

It looks like it's going to be beautiful! ...

It looks like it's going to be beautiful! Looking forward to the updates!
01-30-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,194
Posted By PedalTraveler

For Trade: Brooks B17 Narrow brown, used...

For Trade:

Brooks B17 Narrow brown, used shows some bumps an scrapes and a bit hard, could use some proofide and miles on it to get it in shape, bought it for a project then gave the frame away,...
01-28-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By PedalTraveler

Yup, a 1980's Schwinn, lots of signs of this. The...

Yup, a 1980's Schwinn, lots of signs of this. The serial number comes up that way because by the Giant years they used a different system. There should be numbers imprinted on the headbadge to tell...
01-27-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 725,733
Posted By PedalTraveler

Found this, anyone been there? ...

Found this, anyone been there?

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/10893739_10206134695913388_1836018748_n_zps62724fb1.jpg...
01-23-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,379
Posted By PedalTraveler

I was fortunate to be allowed a test ride on a...

I was fortunate to be allowed a test ride on a customer's Bruce Gordon, she'd ridden from where she lives near Bruce in California and stopped for her second tune up of the trip at our shop in...
01-23-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By PedalTraveler

Some moments in C&V feel a little silly

This dawned on me when I was looking at the housing equivalent of paint swatches. That said, I'm leaning towards the celeste for housing and a bottle cage of the other blue. :thumb: What do you...
01-22-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,194
Posted By PedalTraveler

thanks!

thanks!
01-22-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,194
Posted By PedalTraveler

thanks!

thanks!
01-22-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,619
Posted By PedalTraveler

I'll throw my opinion out here, a standard helmet...

I'll throw my opinion out here, a standard helmet is so cheap compared to virtually everything else folks around here buy for their bikes short of tubes, why get used on something that might matter...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,754
Posted By PedalTraveler

The Jamis Aurora is consistently well rated and...

The Jamis Aurora is consistently well rated and would leave you some money for upgrades. JAMIS BICYCLES...
01-15-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,085
Posted By PedalTraveler

To me there's an untitled gap between modern and...

To me there's an untitled gap between modern and vintage... to call a bike from the 90's modern, well just compare a bike from 1991 to 2011. Or alternately consider the '95 Pontiac I drive, it sure...
01-03-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,654
Posted By PedalTraveler

Blessing. Bikes are for riding as far as I'm...

Blessing. Bikes are for riding as far as I'm concerned, just take care of them, and only take special ones such as yours out for rides on nice days. Bikes are tools to get places and have fun doing...
01-03-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,404
Posted By PedalTraveler

I'm a bicycle mechanic/renter/salesman. I've had...

I'm a bicycle mechanic/renter/salesman. I've had fun playing the game for a while but it will be time for a "real" job and career pretty soon. Who knows what is next...
01-03-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,436
Posted By PedalTraveler

Just gorgeous, something about pre-war bikes just...

Just gorgeous, something about pre-war bikes just cant be beat.
01-03-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,430
Posted By PedalTraveler

I found mine for very cheap, had it and rode it...

I found mine for very cheap, had it and rode it for a while, but finances dictated I could not keep it so away it went. I wanted it then, it was as fun as I thought it would be and I would like to...
12-20-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By PedalTraveler

I love GCN and it was fun to see them do a retro...

I love GCN and it was fun to see them do a retro themed video, they seem to be doing more of this sort of thing lately.
12-07-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 20,265
Posted By PedalTraveler

Beautiful! I'm so glad to see that bike built up...

Beautiful! I'm so glad to see that bike built up and riding. I acquired it as a frame and it had been in storage for years prior to that. Nice work! :thumb:
12-04-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By PedalTraveler

+1

+1
11-29-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,869
Posted By PedalTraveler

Do you race? Have you ever?

My interest in cycling started with personal fitness and expanded to the fun of repairing old bikes, and that's been it - I've never raced. Lately I've considered training for one next year. I'm too...
11-27-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 35,189
Posted By PedalTraveler

Well... it's not mine but I am lucky enough to...

Well... it's not mine but I am lucky enough to get to use it everyday!

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/10682643_10205367517454406_186317359_o1_zpsc5229018.jpg...
11-27-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,722
Posted By PedalTraveler

Agreed. More fun and a better bike in the end.

Agreed. More fun and a better bike in the end.
11-27-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By PedalTraveler

That is a great find! Sometimes it is the little...

That is a great find! Sometimes it is the little things like that that are the fun of it all.
11-27-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13,642
Views: 2,768,534
Posted By PedalTraveler

It was on its way to the dump when I grabbed it,...

It was on its way to the dump when I grabbed it, it was a rental bike for ever 30 years... maybe I should've let it go haha
...
11-26-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14,284
Views: 1,308,853
Posted By PedalTraveler

I think it will be the indoor trainer or a fat...

I think it will be the indoor trainer or a fat bike after today...

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/10752609_10205556859627842_1006931973_o_zps66773d01.jpg...
11-26-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21,550
Views: 2,176,341
Posted By PedalTraveler

Thank you very much, I spent much time ogling...

Thank you very much, I spent much time ogling yours before I started mine, a new saddle and I see mine getting alot of use as well.
11-05-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21,550
Views: 2,176,341
Posted By PedalTraveler

A little before and after on my '56 Rudge, it was...

A little before and after on my '56 Rudge, it was a really fun project. I was quite glad to find a proper fitting 23" frame The nasty plastic fenders had to go, luckily I had some appropriate oldies...
11-05-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21,550
Views: 2,176,341
Posted By PedalTraveler

A small sharp chisel on the portion of the rivet...

A small sharp chisel on the portion of the rivet inside the headtube usually works well for me. No drills and nothing coming near the badge itself.
11-04-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,875
Posted By PedalTraveler

Beautiful! Looking forward to hearing a first...

Beautiful! Looking forward to hearing a first ride report and seeing some build photos!
10-18-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By PedalTraveler

Beautiful! An absolute dream bike for me

Beautiful! An absolute dream bike for me
10-17-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52,445
Views: 7,077,447
Posted By PedalTraveler

schwinn sierra 1963...

schwinn sierra 1963 (http://nmi.craigslist.org/bik/4675848965.html)

Bent fork or camera distortion? If its okay its a cool old schwinn
09-01-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By PedalTraveler

Assembling a 1982 Schwinn Deluxe Twinn fresh from the box

A customer that used to run a bicycle rental had four 1982 Schwinn Tandems tucked away in the original boxes and brought them into our shop a few weeks ago. They were to be assembled then auctioned...
04-23-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21,550
Views: 2,176,341
Posted By PedalTraveler

Teaser...

Teaser http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a541/ptpomber/Fullscreencapture4232014102716PMbmp_zpsf54f2b70.jpg...
03-27-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,630
Posted By PedalTraveler

Absolutely stunning. I love it, wonderful work.

Absolutely stunning. I love it, wonderful work.
03-27-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By PedalTraveler

Thanks folks! She is done, entirely a parts bin...

Thanks folks! She is done, entirely a parts bin build, it fits and rides surprisingly well and is a huge improvement over what it was. Now I just have to decide whether to keep it as my town bike or...
03-22-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By PedalTraveler

@dweenk...

@dweenk (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=336348) Thanks very much, it'll be my townie bike I think, just right for not worrying about too much. I live in metro Detroit in the winter, I get...
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