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03-30-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By harpon

"Pact T Mo"

Now THERE's a name!

And nice to know that this is a family forum and not a shred of any kind of prejudice here.

How long are the nails they come in?
Pinko?
03-29-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By harpon

Wow- what if you got some old "moon" hubcap...

Wow- what if you got some old "moon" hubcap decals and cut them apart and put them on either side of the headplate- then the helmet would have eyes! Awsome!

307673307674 like these here.....
03-29-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,341
Posted By harpon

Raced on a Graftek for almost two years back in...

Raced on a Graftek for almost two years back in '79 and '80 while riding for Exxon-

It was a pretty good ride- I called it my "Magic Swirling Ship"
They were probably my two best years, but just...
03-28-13, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,353
Posted By harpon

Oh Dear- Someone said "MATRESS" to Mr. Lambert! ...

Oh Dear- Someone said "MATRESS" to Mr. Lambert!
Now I've got to get into the FISHTANK and SING!
"And did those feet, in ancient times,
walk up on England's mountains green....."
...
03-28-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,353
Posted By harpon

GOT THAT $27,000 READY? Has anybody seen...

GOT THAT $27,000 READY?

Has anybody seen this on ebay- only 13 hours left now!...
03-28-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By harpon

Yeah- I'd go with 1 1/8' or even 1"- either one...

Yeah- I'd go with 1 1/8' or even 1"- either one is a better roll and lighter than 1 1/4-

If on any rough roads, probably the 1 1/8, because the rims on 27's can crash down on a pothole pretty...
03-27-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,319
Posted By harpon

Yes- Grab-on was waterproof- until it aged- then...

Yes- Grab-on was waterproof- until it aged- then it got more porous- It was hell to put on, and back in the '70's everyone who worked at the shop hated it- because it was quite popular, and people...
03-26-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,319
Posted By harpon

To me- the bar tape epitomized the "TEN SPEED"...

To me- the bar tape epitomized the "TEN SPEED" when it came into the focus of my neighborhood friends and I in the mid-60's- and no place was it moreso than at the local Schwinn shop-

The line of...
03-26-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

It DOES thread in- I checked the standards in the...

It DOES thread in- I checked the standards in the meantime and saw they are both right hand thread- it's a bit stiff and there may be just an edge of tubing getting in the way farther down, if it...
03-26-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

There's a fixed cup on the frame- and you had...

There's a fixed cup on the frame- and you had another fixed cup in the bag- after a minute of trying to screw that in and then wondering if it was the right thread- I realized that it was a fixed...
03-26-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By harpon

Ordinary can aluminum can make a great shim...

Ordinary can aluminum can make a great shim sizing up a post too small-

maybe not the best permanent fix, but it works.
03-26-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,517
Posted By harpon

307036307037 I added the pink sections onto...

307036307037

I added the pink sections onto this scooter to match part of the stripe- and really livens up the look I think.
Not a bike tho.
03-26-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,517
Posted By harpon

307035 Call me a whacko!

307035
Call me a whacko!
03-26-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

Hey thanks for the offer Tom- but I won't trouble...

Hey thanks for the offer Tom- but I won't trouble you or the delivery people for them- Never cared much for centerpulls- but Universal are'nt too bad. In fact I just got a couple of new Dia-compe...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By harpon

Your Atala here appears to be a 1972- according...

Your Atala here appears to be a 1972- according to several different internet sources- the first two numbers of their serial numbers is the year of manufacture- In that condition, if I were selling...
03-24-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

Just looked at the serial number and some quick...

Just looked at the serial number and some quick research on the net- several sources seem to agree- the first two numbers on Atalas are the year of manufacture-

this one is # 75 D 1045

1975 I...
03-24-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

I just find it interesting- I guess I could spend...

I just find it interesting- I guess I could spend my time on something better- like playing my guitars or keyboards- no money in that either- just don't spend as much on it either!

So anyway-...
03-24-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

"Honest wear" then in a good many instances just...

"Honest wear" then in a good many instances just translates to "RUST". I'm all for clearcoating then of things old- but I see no glory in them looking old otherwise. They'll just keep better with...
03-24-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

Oh- and then the DECALS- I see people always...

Oh- and then the DECALS- I see people always whining about decals- but I never hear about them touching them up somehow much-

An original decal set for most vintage framesets is usually $45 on...
03-24-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

Yes, but can you see that your views are a...

Yes, but can you see that your views are a little.... limiting?

Yes- this is a "Vintage" forum, and yes, there are people on here with an intent to restore to "pristine"-

But the whole disdain...
03-24-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,514
Posted By harpon

I've always called bike snobs "equipment freaks"-...

I've always called bike snobs "equipment freaks"- as far back as that first shop I worked in in '73.
Then it was more cut and dry- there were fewer choices (MUTATIONS might often be a better...
03-24-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

Well, la dee dah...

Well, la dee dah...
03-23-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,184
Posted By harpon

Yeah- it's nice- and not to be contrary- but...

Yeah- it's nice- and not to be contrary-

but to me- the "Holy Grail" would probably be Chromed fancy quill lugs in some metallic color- red or green or blue- with a Super Record gruppo-

One was...
03-23-13, 05:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

Yes- the rim is painted blue anno- it used to be...

Yes- the rim is painted blue anno- it used to be here, on this blue bike-
306267 I replaced that wheel when it all went silver: 306268 and I just touched it up a while back- so theres still...
03-22-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

This is evidence of another suspect overpricing-...

This is evidence of another suspect overpricing- Oil Company Operatives?
And there I was, racing for Cool Gear/ Exxon.....
http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/3698210106.html

I think the...
03-22-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

Maybe you're just one of those BIG OIL CORPORATE...

Maybe you're just one of those BIG OIL CORPORATE CONGLOMERATE CHAT BOARD MONITORS- out to scuttle as much cycling equipment as you can destroy- or design EXTREMELY POORLY- or price RIDICULOUSLY HIGH,...
03-22-13, 12:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

I've never used JB weld- What is the consistency...

I've never used JB weld- What is the consistency like? I'm thinking of it down the inside of the tube- is it liquid enough to run down into the tube?
I think Bondo starts a little thick to get it...
03-21-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By harpon

Nobody can find serial numbers on these bikes- me...

Nobody can find serial numbers on these bikes- me neither! Not in any usual place- I'm REALLY impressed with the frame- It's just so FEATHERLIGHT- and I've ridden carbon fiber bikes before- and...
03-21-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,258
Posted By harpon

This Atala will have a new lease on life! So...

This Atala will have a new lease on life!

So Ben was kind enough to send me this for the shipping, along with a few things that go on it-

It's been here about six hours I guess and I've painted...
03-21-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By harpon

I was just looking at alloy upright bars the...

I was just looking at alloy upright bars the other day- I think the best deals are on Amazon for about $27 and $32 and that's DELIVERED- so by the time you add delivery to those steel bars they...
03-20-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By harpon

Thanks! Bianchigirl It sure has a light frame-...

Thanks! Bianchigirl
It sure has a light frame- and a lot of the heavy stuff I'll switch around, and some 19mm rim fast road wheels-

I bought it to use the "fat" 38mm tires on a motorbike and...
03-20-13, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By harpon

Well I don't think I'll hack them anytime soon-...

Well I don't think I'll hack them anytime soon- but may someday- I'll keep the cantis around-
I've got too much other stuff to do including keeping two motorized bikes running- but they've been...
03-20-13, 05:54 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,414
Posted By harpon

I bought these Eighthinch red striped tires...

I bought these Eighthinch red striped tires mostly because they looked good and were quite cheap- but they sure are skinny- about 22mm I guess- and they sure roll GREAT for my ancient tooling around....
03-20-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By harpon

Has anybody seen my Bianchi year?

Just got this and wondering about when it may have been made-

the internet searching yeilds little- apparently no one else can find the serial numbers either-
no magna carta :mad:

I'm thinking...
03-19-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By harpon

I can only weigh them by hand- but, yes, to me...

I can only weigh them by hand- but, yes, to me the caliper feels lighter and that's without the hangers- I've never liked center pull brakes in general because of the hangers, and these canti's were...
03-19-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By harpon

How much of cantilever brackets come off?

So I've taken off the cantilever levers and pads from the posts, and there they stand- poking out of the frame.

Does any more typically come off- is there some deep recessed screw or allen bolt to...
03-15-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,809
Posted By harpon

Ohmigod- how timely! And if I just had one of...

Ohmigod- how timely! And if I just had one of these kind of fork straighteners RIGHT NOW! :notamused:

I just took delivery on a used $18 replacement fork for the $40 three speed I just bought with...
03-15-13, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,778
Posted By harpon

"If I were you" again I'd maybe get in some...

"If I were you" again

I'd maybe get in some extra decals while I could- and not a bad price-...
03-14-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,309
Posted By harpon

As much as I DON'T LIKE the insurance...

As much as I DON'T LIKE the insurance corporations

and as much as I usually side with cyclists- I have been one for over 50 years-

The woman was at least partly very stupid- I get about five...
03-14-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,809
Posted By harpon

No, it's actually only slightly bent- an inch out...

No, it's actually only slightly bent- an inch out at the furthest point- I still think the flat tire in the picture emphasizes it- I really have to get a straightedge against it-

and it is a...
03-14-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,809
Posted By harpon

Excuse me but didn't you just tell me if I rode...

Excuse me but didn't you just tell me if I rode my very slightly bent fork after straightening "You will die"
in the "Love of English 3 speed" thread?

And the second tool is actually a fork...
03-14-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,778
Posted By harpon

It's nice as an original specimen I guess- the...

It's nice as an original specimen I guess- the Gitane Super Corsa I got in '71 came with a plastic saddle like that that had some kind of inscription etched in- wasn't so bad, but I switched to...
03-13-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By harpon

Oh, yeah- AND I have a chinese scooter- a 50 cc...

Oh, yeah- AND I have a chinese scooter- a 50 cc with the good 16 inch wheels and tires- like a Honda Passport step-through clone-
four speed "semi-automatic" with centrifical clutch, 4 stroke- quiet...
03-13-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By harpon

Well, you're like the usual "motor-guy" and...

Well, you're like the usual "motor-guy" and missing the point of the blend-
these gas motors have plenty of power, in fact there's always a lot of discussion on the motorbike forums about just how...
03-13-13, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By harpon

So anyway- You'll probably want to go to a...

So anyway- You'll probably want to go to a smaller motor sprock than comes with the kit- not so much for speed, but to get a nice cruise without the motor wide open- less noise and vibration and...
03-13-13, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By harpon

Yes, those forums are good- I'm on...

Yes, those forums are good- I'm on motorbicycling.com a lot- quite a lot of those people there are sorta "get a motor on some bike and see how fast you can make it go"- but they are stronger on motor...
03-13-13, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By harpon

Yes- the woman who "veered" is an account given...

Yes- the woman who "veered" is an account given by who? The driver? dead women tale no tales there.
And the same of the hit and run- who was "unaware" he'd hit someone, and may in fact be the...
03-13-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By harpon

Throw "crankset" in there too, O ye Men of Steel!...

Throw "crankset" in there too, O ye Men of Steel!

I mean the Fench KNOW essoteric, when Bernard Thevenet is calling my first love a dog!...
03-13-13, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,353
Posted By harpon

So the Huffy is apparently a 1969 model, as...

So the Huffy is apparently a 1969 model, as gleaned from information on an internet site- the first solitary number before two letters being the year of manufacturer- the "9" then I believe has to be...
03-12-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By harpon

Here's one with original paint- and the ALLOY...

Here's one with original paint-
and the ALLOY fenders are nice- the French weren't as western esso-terror-ich with the oil companies in charge back then
like I keep saying, lambs to slaughter.
...
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