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01-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By bikemeister

At first I thought you were talking about this...

At first I thought you were talking about this tool:https://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/freehubtool.gif

TL-FH40 Shimano hub tool. Another hard to find item.
Thinking I might try to make one for...
10-09-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By bikemeister

Another thumbs up for Bolt Depot. Great customer...

Another thumbs up for Bolt Depot. Great customer service, enormous variety, fast ship. Not the cheapest ship in the fleet, but.....
09-30-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,479
Views: 2,259,773
Posted By bikemeister

Here's an older picture my ride. A 2003 Schwinn...

Here's an older picture my ride. A 2003 Schwinn Sierra decked out with old school road components. 700 x 42C mixed-use tires, Sachs-Huret deraillers, Sachs 7-speed freewheel, Avid brakes, Sugino...
09-28-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Posted By bikemeister

Several times I've had to resort to the "bench...

Several times I've had to resort to the "bench vise method". I strip everything off the bike, leaving the bare frame. I then remove the fixed cup on the drive side first (easier to get a grip in the...
09-26-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,123
Views: 652,990
Posted By bikemeister

You are correct. She is a beauty!

You are correct. She is a beauty!
09-26-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By bikemeister

I once found a steel Lambert racing bike thrown...

I once found a steel Lambert racing bike thrown out to the curb. Not knowing anything about them I snagged it. "Death fork" and all. After research I realized my fat gut would probably push the frame...
09-25-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By bikemeister

10-4 Additionally, you get a machine that...

10-4

Additionally, you get a machine that is probably unique!:thumb:
09-25-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By bikemeister

U R welcome! I have several spare...

U R welcome!

I have several spare freewheels in my strategic storage, with a fairly NOS Sachs 7-speed in the mix. So I am set for a while. Hopefully IRD will get their QC issues fixed by then.
09-23-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,156
Posted By bikemeister

Is a tool like this the one he needs? For real...

Is a tool like this the one he needs? For real early Shimano cassette hubs. Part # TL-FH-40

Shimano Cassette Hub Race Remover - Euro-Asia Imports...
09-23-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By bikemeister

If you ever want to try a new non-big name...

If you ever want to try a new non-big name freewheel, IRD has nice looking units for around $50. if I needed a new FW, they'd be the ones I'd call.

5, 6, and 7-speed Defiant Freewheels ? Interloc...
09-21-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By bikemeister

What running gear do you have on those?...

What running gear do you have on those? Combination of Swiss and French parts?
Always liked that era of Peugeot.
09-21-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,422
Posted By bikemeister

Cool! I'm not the only one who does that!

Cool! I'm not the only one who does that!
09-21-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By bikemeister

I built my "hybrid" from a 2003 Schwinn Sierra...

I built my "hybrid" from a 2003 Schwinn Sierra MTB. With the condition of local roads as they are I knew I needed a MTB frame and wider tires, but didn't want the complexity of 3X10 gearing I was...
06-15-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By bikemeister

You are not alone. I am more into repairing...

You are not alone.

I am more into repairing and restoring bikes than I am owning and riding them.
06-15-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22,151
Views: 2,345,758
Posted By bikemeister

Nice! Much nicer than the one I home-made out of...

Nice! Much nicer than the one I home-made out of a cable guide and a SS clamp.
05-18-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,296
Posted By bikemeister

I'm a big fan of freewheels, too. But even I have...

I'm a big fan of freewheels, too. But even I have to admit that going bigger than 7-speeds puts just too much stress on the axles, and they're prone to breaking. My way around the problem is just...
05-11-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By bikemeister

Sad day when SACHS disappeared.:(

Sad day when SACHS disappeared.:(
05-11-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By bikemeister

I was thinking the the small loop/hole is...

I was thinking the the small loop/hole is probably for the front end of a bike pump.

Nice bike, BTW.
03-31-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By bikemeister

I went last fall and it was a mess. Layout is all...

I went last fall and it was a mess. Layout is all changed due to the new street trolley they're building. Tracks run right down 4th ave now. And they've lost a fair number of selling spots. (Maybe...
03-31-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By bikemeister

My brother would die for a Nishiki like that one....

My brother would die for a Nishiki like that one. And he's super-tall, too!
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By bikemeister

That is a looker! And if it fits you, that would...

That is a looker! And if it fits you, that would be a tough one to walk away from. The previous prices are about right IMHO.

You could find Huret derailleurs no big deal, but a Maillard FW and...
03-28-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,210
Posted By bikemeister

Glad it worked out for ya! If you ever need to...

Glad it worked out for ya!
If you ever need to disassemble a freewheel, PM me, and I 'll send you my procedures.
03-25-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,210
Posted By bikemeister

That guy seems to do nice work!:thumb:

That guy seems to do nice work!:thumb:
03-25-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,210
Posted By bikemeister

Well, I've been using the synthetic...

Well, I've been using the synthetic grease/turbine oil process for several years now, and I've never had a FW breakdown. Plus, I no longer have oil dribbling down the spokes when the bike sits and...
03-25-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,210
Posted By bikemeister

I once had an Atom Comcac freewheel that I...

I once had an Atom Comcac freewheel that I mounted on an old Falcon. Dang nice unit!
Fact is, i still may have one floating around somewhere. So, I bought the freewheel tool for it.

I...
10-13-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By bikemeister

Gipiemme...now that's a name you don't hear much...

Gipiemme...now that's a name you don't hear much anymore.
I had a G crankset on an old Falcon (British) racer I had. Very nice setup.
10-13-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By bikemeister

Try IRD. They make quality freewheels in multiple...

Try IRD. They make quality freewheels in multiple speeds for older bikes, cost about $50 or so.

http://www.interlocracing.com/freewheels_steel.html
06-21-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By bikemeister

Someone was selling a mint condition Viscount...

Someone was selling a mint condition Viscount with spare parts on CL locally last week. But I checked the ad, and no BB bolts. Nice ad though!

http://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/3834290801.html
03-06-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,347
Posted By bikemeister

WOW! Talk about a dream come true, a once in a...

WOW! Talk about a dream come true, a once in a lifetime find. And you got it for something you could afford. Truly awesome.
Please take out some serious insurance on that ride. It stands out, and...
03-06-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By bikemeister

What a showpiece! That being in a LBS would raise...

What a showpiece! That being in a LBS would raise them a notch or two right away for me!
02-20-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By bikemeister

I know I should have posted dimensions, but was...

I know I should have posted dimensions, but was too lazy to go dig out my calipers and micrometer and measure the thing. Am glad you guys can tell just by looks. Thanks!
02-20-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By bikemeister

Anybody know what tool this is?

I got it in a small lot of stuff the other day. I figured it must be a bike tool. But for what?
The one opening has 6 detents, and the other opening has like 47 or 48 teeth.
01-15-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,008
Posted By bikemeister

Here's my Sears Puch

I found a Sears 3-speed by the side of the road. Someone left it on the curb for trash pick-up. It took about 6 months, but, it came out looking nice. Worked well, rode nicely, great machine.
Alot...
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09-22-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By bikemeister

I found a 425E stove at an estate sale for $7....

I found a 425E stove at an estate sale for $7. All it needed was cleaned up and fresh fuel. Works like a champ! I keep it handy for cooking in case the power goes out during a storm.
A friend gave...
Forum: Foo
09-22-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By bikemeister

I found a 220 lantern thrown in the alley...

I found a 220 lantern thrown in the alley dumpster. All it needed was a new globe and mantles. Not knowing anything at all about Coleman lanterns I went about trying to get it to work. Had one big...
09-16-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,211
Posted By bikemeister

Dang nice refurb jobs, pastorbob! Two thumbs up!

Dang nice refurb jobs, pastorbob! Two thumbs up!
08-11-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By bikemeister

This tool has saved my butt numerous times on the...

This tool has saved my butt numerous times on the job, though I've never used it on bikes. Really nice for cleaning up slightly buggared threads.
08-07-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By bikemeister

It's the kids today and their adjustable shoes!:D

It's the kids today and their adjustable shoes!:D
08-07-12, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,410
Posted By bikemeister

Ouch! I don't know about your fork, but I had to...

Ouch! I don't know about your fork, but I had to do a fork replacement on an bike build a few years ago. I had a high quality fork and went to install it on a different frame. Sizes were different....
08-07-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,967
Posted By bikemeister

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By bikemeister

I like the bright blue paint. Very nice!

I like the bright blue paint. Very nice!
08-01-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13,774
Views: 2,852,729
Posted By bikemeister

Very cute! "Look ma, I shrunk the bike!"...

Very cute!
"Look ma, I shrunk the bike!" He-he
08-01-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13,774
Views: 2,852,729
Posted By bikemeister

Mixte's are so nice. And that one there is a gem!

Mixte's are so nice. And that one there is a gem!
08-01-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13,774
Views: 2,852,729
Posted By bikemeister

No kidding! That was such a find!

No kidding! That was such a find!
08-01-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,503
Posted By bikemeister

With 27" rims you're limited to tire widths as...

With 27" rims you're limited to tire widths as compared to 700c tires. But I've ran 27 x 1 1/8" for a while in my younger days, and never had any problems. They were thinner than the standard 1 1/4...
08-01-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By bikemeister

Kudos to the above advice. If it's GTG, then...

Kudos to the above advice. If it's GTG, then leave it in and paint around it. If it needs replacing, I believe either Phil Wood or Richie had a press-in bearing replacement BB made for...
07-08-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,404
Posted By bikemeister

That IS an awesome ride! Nice find, nice cleaning...

That IS an awesome ride! Nice find, nice cleaning job.
07-07-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,726
Posted By bikemeister

I'm thinking with some stainless steel wire and...

I'm thinking with some stainless steel wire and fish tank pump tubing one could make a pair of those thorn pluckers pretty easily. Now, those other styles would require some fine metal work, but I'd...
07-07-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,271
Posted By bikemeister

I don't know anything about dating Puch's, but...

I don't know anything about dating Puch's, but the older Peugeot parts should work fine for your plans. Your bike looks quite nice - should turn into a nice rider!
06-27-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By bikemeister

Another vote for Kool Stop pads. Although I've...

Another vote for Kool Stop pads. Although I've found Richey pads to be very good.
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