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01-16-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By Velo Mule

Bike Forums is the best. I would not have seen...

Bike Forums is the best. I would not have seen this if it wasn't for you. I like the design. I will see if I can find the funds to buy one.
01-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm not seeing the butterfly. Try sanding the...

I'm not seeing the butterfly. Try sanding the paint with wooden or other stiff block behind the sandpaper. This should reveal the pantograph as you get down to metal.
01-13-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Velo Mule

thook do you know what handlebars are on there?...

thook do you know what handlebars are on there? They look like a type that I have been unable to find, with a little sweep forward before turning back.
01-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow niliraga , that looks great. I like the...

Wow niliraga , that looks great. I like the pedals. The grip, well, I look forward to seeing what you put on there. I have been liking cork grip lately. I've seen some good looking leather...
01-13-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By Velo Mule

thook I would be interested in the fork. And I...

thook I would be interested in the fork. And I am not in a rush.
01-10-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice save ilyaz ! The bike appears to be in good...

Nice save ilyaz ! The bike appears to be in good overall shape. Add a few squirts of 30 weight oil in the rear Sturmey Archer hub with a good old fashioned oil can. At some point, you will either...
01-08-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice Hard Rock set up. I like the handle bars...

Nice Hard Rock set up. I like the handle bars with the added hand positions. I also like the seat cover. I had the same style when I was leaving my bike at the train station when commuting to NYC.
...
01-07-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Velo Mule

Is that extra crown race a bike hack or a bodge? ...

Is that extra crown race a bike hack or a bodge? The Trek originally had a suspension fork on it. When switching this bike to a rigid fork the geometry of the bike changed because the new fork is...
01-07-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Velo Mule

It is difficult to see what you are describing. ...

It is difficult to see what you are describing. Did you remove the nuts that hold the wheel to the back of the bike frame? Is this when you found the spacer?

You are probably right in that...
01-06-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,716
Posted By Velo Mule

No problem. This is my issue that others don't...

No problem. This is my issue that others don't necessarily have a problem with. But now that you mention Paul Brodie, I will have to backtrack and say that this curved fork thing was only intended...
01-06-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the picture. It certainly has two...

Thanks for the picture. It certainly has two wheels. If Alco could build three wheelers that could easily make 2 wheelers and here's the proof. Reminds me of a Worksman not in the style but in the...
01-06-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Velo Mule

Place the picture in your gallery under your...

Place the picture in your gallery under your personal information and someone can move it here. Post 5 comments per day to get to 10, then you can post pictures on your own.
01-05-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19,961
Views: 3,317,058
Posted By Velo Mule

I agree with J.Higgins . Nice bike. Not $600...

I agree with J.Higgins . Nice bike. Not $600 nice, though. I have a Schwinn Heavy Duti that is similar. I like the straight bar frame ion this one, and the fact that it looks like a freewheel...
01-04-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Velo Mule

The correct rim would be steel with either chrome...

The correct rim would be steel with either chrome plating or painted. The chrome version seems to be available from Wheel Masters.

If you wanted it painted you may be able to rough up the chrome...
01-03-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,716
Posted By Velo Mule

Hello, my name is Velo Mule and I have a problem....

Hello, my name is Velo Mule and I have a problem. I saw this thread and despite knowing that I have issues, I ignored it. I even checked out this thread a few times to see how things were...
12-31-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,654
Posted By Velo Mule

Older Mountain bikes make great utility and go...

Older Mountain bikes make great utility and go anywhere bikes. Here is what mr,grumpy is referring to:

Trek 820 (https://www.bikeforums.net/utility-cycling/1220222-behold-god-all-utility.html)
...
12-31-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Velo Mule

Those Trek 800 bikes are built sturdy. They...

Those Trek 800 bikes are built sturdy. They make great utility bikes. Yours is set up nicely with rack, panniers, U-lock holder, front removable basket, fenders, double kickstand. Are you...
12-30-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Velo Mule

These Trek 800 series bikes a great all...

These Trek 800 series bikes a great all arounders. I have an 800 that is a commuter, that I don't commute on nowadays. And a 800 at work as a utility and get around bike.

I agree that something...
12-29-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Velo Mule

That ad is ... uh.. is that how they did it in...

That ad is ... uh.. is that how they did it in 1973?

This ad was probably intended to sell both bikes and guns with one ad in Boy's Life magazine. Interesting angle. I don't think that the ad...
12-25-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,715
Posted By Velo Mule

That looks like a great commuter set up. When I...

That looks like a great commuter set up. When I started commuting again on Long Island I used my bike with 700c wheels. The potholes, irregularities and garbage in the road caused me to rethink and...
12-25-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By Velo Mule

I was a Robergel fan back in the 70's and 80's. ...

I was a Robergel fan back in the 70's and 80's. Double butted, of course. If I was to build period correct, that is what I would use. If I was building a commuter or a bike that I am not worried...
12-22-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,619
Posted By Velo Mule

Please let me know if you bring a bunch on your...

Please let me know if you bring a bunch on your next trip. No rush, especially now. I have a Japanese frame that I am thinking might be a good candidate for a Shimano 3 speed.
12-22-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,546
Posted By Velo Mule

We love pic's, however, there is a 10 post...

We love pic's, however, there is a 10 post minimum. The way around it is to post pictures of your Browning to your personal profile in Gallery, Then a moderator can move it.

You can also reply...
12-18-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Velo Mule

That should be repairable assuming similar to how...

That should be repairable assuming similar to how carbon fiber frames are repaired. I don't know what the cost would be.

Appleman Carbon Fiber Repair (https://www.applemanbicycles.com/repair)
...
12-17-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Velo Mule

Clever idea in that it can simply replace the...

Clever idea in that it can simply replace the saddle in the seat post and it is adjustable for pre-load. My only concern is concentrating so much force is such a small bending area. The springs on...
12-16-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice looking bike. My approach when I get a bike...

Nice looking bike. My approach when I get a bike in this shape, and I will add that I would love to get a vintage Trek like this, is to get it to working condition, ride it a bunch to see what I...
12-15-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 387,934
Posted By Velo Mule

scooterpants nice Torker! It is funny how things...

scooterpants nice Torker! It is funny how things change and then come around again. The great thing about that is that it is a clean and simple BMX bike. With 26" wheels, it makes a great rider...
12-15-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By Velo Mule

These lower model bikes make great upright bar...

These lower model bikes make great upright bar conversions. I haven't seen 52telecaster post any of his bikes lately, He had some upright bar conversions that were inspirational. He also tended...
12-15-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Velo Mule

dddd hasn't steered me wrong. I will have to try...

dddd hasn't steered me wrong. I will have to try Gumout Jet Spray. I might even have some in the garage. I'll report back after I try it.

I spoke to my co-worker who said that he may leave the...
12-15-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Velo Mule

My white Schwinn grips were not clean as I would...

My white Schwinn grips were not clean as I would have expected them. They were stored in my basement which has a tendency to turn plastic brown or tan.

Here is the before:...
12-14-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Velo Mule

If I remember correctly, and it has been a while...

If I remember correctly, and it has been a while since I cleaned them. I believe that I used Dawn dish detergent and a toothbrush with the bristles cut shorter.

Hydrogen peroxide is supposed to...
12-14-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,993
Posted By Velo Mule

palisader Start you own thread. Show us the bike...

palisader Start you own thread. Show us the bike as it is now and then as things develop. You won't be able to post directly since you are new. Post you pictures in your personal information....
12-12-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Velo Mule

Keep the pictures coming as this progresses. ...

Keep the pictures coming as this progresses. That is a great looking bike.
12-11-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,874
Posted By Velo Mule

I'll just add master links for derailleur chains.

I'll just add master links for derailleur chains.
12-09-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice bike. The chrome accents on only the...

Nice bike. The chrome accents on only the dropout and the fork crown are quite nice touches. Also interesting is that it has a "Professional" decal, the Tange tubing decals but no others. I am...
12-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 864
Posted By Velo Mule

clubman That's a great idea. Do you think I can...

clubman That's a great idea. Do you think I can find a shower curtain rod in Root Beer color? I still love the idea and will keep it in mind. That reminds me. I could actually use some shower...
12-05-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,065
Posted By Velo Mule

I remember that Peugeot and the fact that you...

I remember that Peugeot and the fact that you painted it with a brush from your MyTenSpeeds site. With good prep work and good application of paint, brush paint can look every bit as good as spray,...
12-04-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Velo Mule

Post the photo's to your personal gallery. Then...

Post the photo's to your personal gallery. Then someone may be able to post them here for you.
12-03-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By Velo Mule

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTRAODINARILY-RARE-DOUG-...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTRAODINARILY-RARE-DOUG-FATTIC-CLASSIC-STEEL-LUGGED-ROAD-BIKE-FRAME-SET-55CM/272695825354?hash=item3f7df013ca:g:ajoAAOSwX9FZLzSU

Is this it?
12-03-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Velo Mule

I remember as a kid, I would collect Hot Wheels...

I remember as a kid, I would collect Hot Wheels cars. Many of us did at the time. These were available at department, toy and hobby stores. Mattel had a special edition that was only available by...
12-03-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,276
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for posting that squirtdad . With fall...

Thanks for posting that squirtdad . With fall here, there are less threads, and with the holidays approaching this seem like a good time for such a posting.

There is a term in math called...
12-03-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Velo Mule

Most people now seem to like to use aluminum foil...

Most people now seem to like to use aluminum foil to clean up chrome. My preference is Turtle Wax Chrome cleaner. It seems to be less abrasive and better at polishing. That doesn't mean that you...
11-30-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Velo Mule

You could also try a 0mm stem. CyclingAbout...

You could also try a 0mm stem.

CyclingAbout Stem length (https://www.cyclingabout.com/steering-masterclass-how-stem-length-affects-your-steering-speed/)

In here Alee talks about 0mm stems...
11-30-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Velo Mule

I've agree that it is a nice looking crankset for...

I've agree that it is a nice looking crankset for $85. The back side of the crank is pocketed out which is why the arm looks fat. It also states in the item specifics, Foreign origin: No. So are...
11-30-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,376
Posted By Velo Mule

The short answer is yes. I don't ride one now, At...

The short answer is yes. I don't ride one now, At some point in my future, if I have trouble swinging a leg over the seat of a bike, I will have a choice. Ride a step through frame or don't ride any...
11-29-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the link to the video. Since I don't...

Thanks for the link to the video. Since I don't have any experience with this derailleur, I cannot help other than to say that he does note that it is difficult to get the plate back in. And it...
11-26-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,038
Posted By Velo Mule

I think this is a good and fair question. I have...

I think this is a good and fair question. I have actually acquired mostly American bikes. It never was a conscious decision but something that kind of happened. It might go back to my early...
11-26-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,249
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the thought on side pull brakes. It...

Thanks for the thought on side pull brakes. It has been fermenting in my mind since you mentioned it. I wanted to keep the centerpull since they are original to the Continental model and were in...
11-25-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Velo Mule

That bike is beautiful. It matters little what...

That bike is beautiful. It matters little what tubing it is built with. I noticed that not only are the holes in the high flange hubs painted red, but the cable guide screw is painted blue on the...
11-24-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Velo Mule

That would be really hard to damage the bottom...

That would be really hard to damage the bottom bracket in such a way that a weld repair is possible without the whole frame being damaged as well, unless the kids go a hold of a plasma cutter and...
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