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02-18-22, 08:27 PM
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Posted By dirtman

The lite came on the green ladies model Sprite,...

The lite came on the green ladies model Sprite, the batteries had leaked all over the inside pretty badly so i scraped out the mess and used some hydroflouric acid to clean it all out.
I then...
02-17-22, 07:19 AM
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Posted By dirtman

The Schwinn grips belong on a Schwinn, which I...

The Schwinn grips belong on a Schwinn, which I had that needed them. The rear rack will likely end up on my '65 Robin Hood, and I converted the headlamp from two D batteries and a flashlight bulb to...
02-17-22, 03:37 AM
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Posted By dirtman

Time wise its hard to say, I started this one...

Time wise its hard to say, I started this one back in Nov. But I've been bouncing between projects at the same time. (Last post was #25385 pm 11/13/21)

For this one I also replaced there rear hub,...
01-29-22, 06:46 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I had a Columbia similar to that one about 45...

I had a Columbia similar to that one about 45 years ago, it was my first three speed. I rode it till the rear dropouts worked loose in the frame tubes. The Stewart Warner speedometer was about a 100...
01-21-22, 01:59 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I found this light on a ladies Sprite I had...

I found this light on a ladies Sprite I had bought last summer, it had a pair of old dead red Panasonic batteries in it and a bulb that looked good but wouldn't light.
It uses a threaded base type...
12-23-21, 11:30 AM
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Posted By dirtman

A little bit of heat works wonders too for the...

A little bit of heat works wonders too for the stubborn one's. (I don't mean take a torch to it, just warm it up, often a hair drier is all it takes).
I generally take a propane torch and warm the...
12-19-21, 08:53 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I'm surprised that I don't at least stumble on...

I'm surprised that I don't at least stumble on the occasional bike here in the states from up north, I think in all my years I've only run across one low end CCM road bike, and one Miele that made...
12-05-21, 05:50 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I'm no lightweight myself, at 6ft 3in tall and...

I'm no lightweight myself, at 6ft 3in tall and just over 325 lbs, I've done my share of damage to bikes but in most cases it wasn't the weight that caused the failure.
On my personal bikes, those...
12-04-21, 02:36 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I've had a few broken axles and stripped pinion...

I've had a few broken axles and stripped pinion gears but I've not seen one locked up or twisted like that. All of the hubs that had broken axles that I found were badly abused and run till they just...
11-13-21, 07:48 AM
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Posted By dirtman

Put the forks in last night, can't tell anything...

Put the forks in last night, can't tell anything was ever wrong with it.


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How...
11-12-21, 07:38 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I got an idea early this morning. I dug out my...

I got an idea early this morning.
I dug out my Park fork gauge, and a set of tubing blocks I picked up a few years ago.
I clamped the fork gauge in my largest vise, stuck the stem back in the steer...
10-28-21, 04:13 AM
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Views: 3,645,859
Posted By dirtman

I have a dozen or more Raleigh cranksets here,...

I have a dozen or more Raleigh cranksets here, every one has 9/16" threads.
I did stumble on a few boxes of Raleigh look a like pedals a few years ago that were made in India, those turned out to be...
08-18-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26,129
Views: 3,645,859
Posted By dirtman

Sturmey Archer FW or S5 or other? I've been...

Sturmey Archer FW or S5 or other?

I've been going through boxes of parts from a recent clean out and found several complete new hub internal sets that are unmarked. at quick glance I figured they...
07-29-21, 02:35 PM
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Views: 3,645,859
Posted By dirtman

I don't see many Triumph bikes around my way, the...

I don't see many Triumph bikes around my way, the only two I've seen over the years were 50's era bikes, one was rusted beyond repair, the other one had a bent frame and had 10 coats of house paint...
07-27-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By dirtman

They took all the pics that way in that ad.

They took all the pics that way in that ad.
04-26-21, 05:04 AM
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Posted By dirtman

They do the same thing around here to cats that...

They do the same thing around here to cats that get picked up as strays, they trap, quarantine, vaccinate, neuter, and release them back where they found them. They 'tip' an ear so they know they've...
04-26-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By dirtman

I had an old Schwinn last year that I got from...

I had an old Schwinn last year that I got from the scrap guys here. The bike was complete and looked un-molested other than a heavy coat of cheap red paint on everything.
Not expecting much in the...
02-01-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,494
Posted By dirtman

Those rims are in good shape compared to most I...

Those rims are in good shape compared to most I find around here these days.
I'd either clean them up as they are and run them till something better comes along or bite the bullet now and get them...
02-01-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,231
Posted By dirtman

It may be easier to fix the paint on the top tube...

It may be easier to fix the paint on the top tube than to duplicate the original stenciling. It would leave the bike far more original in the end.
Go to the biggest used car lot in town, and find...
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By dirtman

Value of new old stock wheelsets?

Over the years I've hung onto a bunch of new wheel sets I bought back in the day while I worked at a bike shop when I was still in school. My thought back then was that I'd have them for future use....
09-02-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By dirtman

Well, after riding this a bit I got tired of the...

Well, after riding this a bit I got tired of the mismatched fork and chainguard on this thing.
It took a bit of trial and error but I got the paint matched pretty good and solved the problem.
Now I...
06-28-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By dirtman

Rollfast coaster brake single speed

I spent today helping a buddy clean out the home of a deceased relative, the old guy passed away a number of years ago and they've been slowly trying to clean the place out. After digging through a...
06-03-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26,129
Views: 3,645,859
Posted By dirtman

Got this this morning from a scrap guy, trade a...

Got this this morning from a scrap guy, trade a bucket of empty beer cans for it, I guess he figured a couple of pounds of aluminum cans was worth more than steel bicycle?

I'm not sure if this is...
05-23-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,549
Posted By dirtman

I got the new tire to match the rear yesterday. I...

I got the new tire to match the rear yesterday. I also added a pair of rim strips inside the tire cut from an old inner tube. I figure that should give it a bit more protection, combined with these...
05-18-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,549
Posted By dirtman

I just did a quick search for tire savers and it...

I just did a quick search for tire savers and it looks like a pair of them will cost more than this bike did. I'm seeing $25 to $38 shipped for a pair.
I'm thinking I'll be making a pair with some...
05-15-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,549
Posted By dirtman

The wide tires have a similar tread to the old...

The wide tires have a similar tread to the old Michelin World Tour tires but they're wider with black sidewalls. They measure about 1.39" wide.
I think they're marked 27 x 1 3/8". They're a heavy...
05-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,549
Posted By dirtman

I always thought that steel bicycles never wear...

I always thought that steel bicycles never wear out, only parts wear out. I've got steel frames from the 30's that are still just fine.
Tires, bearings, cables, brakes, etc wear and get replaced. If...
05-15-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,549
Posted By dirtman

Cheap Single speed

I picked up what I fully expected to be a total piece of junk for $20 off CL last weekend, a Mongoose Sinsure in a 20" frame.
Surprisingly it fits me, even though all my older bikes have been much...
02-19-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,139
Posted By dirtman

I'm just shy of 64, when I was 18 I rode a 63cm...

I'm just shy of 64, when I was 18 I rode a 63cm frame, now that I'm older, I lost only about 1/2" of height but it was early on in life due to a crash. (Spine compression in a rather minor helicopter...
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Views: 6,586
Posted By dirtman

The tires are likely original but they look and...

The tires are likely original but they look and feel brand new. I'll run them till they give out. Its not like I'll be doing any serious speed on it.
The guy said he had it fully serviced a year ago...
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