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09-09-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By mackerel

Some pre-war bikes had 26 x 1 3/8 or 26 x 1.37...

Some pre-war bikes had 26 x 1 3/8 or 26 x 1.37 wheels.

The chainstay looks pre-war, the way it curves towards the bb, but it's kind of hard to tell for sure.

Need bigger photos.
09-09-10, 02:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,908
Posted By mackerel

Building a bike is not a major project. ...

Building a bike is not a major project.

Building a bike is not something to fear.

It's easy - even for the inexperienced.

And it gets even easier once a person gains experience.
09-08-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,155
Posted By mackerel

And here's another ad... 168847

And here's another ad...

168847
09-08-10, 01:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,908
Posted By mackerel

$25 for a Puch frame?! And a larger sized one...

$25 for a Puch frame?! And a larger sized one too?!

I say build it - it'll be way cooler than anything new.
09-07-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,155
Posted By mackerel

It's actually the pump from my Raleigh Twenty. ...

It's actually the pump from my Raleigh Twenty. The pump is about an inch too short, so I made up for it with a clamp on pump-peg on the lower end of the seat tube.
09-07-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,155
Posted By mackerel

Awesome!!! Another Torpedo!!! I'm sure it...

Awesome!!! Another Torpedo!!!

I'm sure it would originally had come with a front spoon brake and a rear coaster brake, as old German bikes often did. Does yours have a Thompson style BB? What size...
09-06-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,326
Posted By mackerel

sex and cycling will keep you young and happy

sex and cycling will keep you young and happy
09-05-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,753
Posted By mackerel

heh ;)

heh ;)
09-04-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,765
Posted By mackerel

James Bond would.

James Bond would.
09-04-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,238
Posted By mackerel

That makes it worse.

That makes it worse.
09-04-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,848
Posted By mackerel

flipped North-Roads

flipped North-Roads
09-04-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By mackerel

Get yourself a small Japanese pick-up truck...

Get yourself a small Japanese pick-up truck instead.
09-04-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,238
Posted By mackerel

I had the same problem. I sanded down the brake...

I had the same problem. I sanded down the brake pads a wee bit and then adjusted the calipers a little closer to the rim. It opened up the space betweem the top of the tire and the bottom of the...
09-02-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By mackerel

NOS 26x1.375 tires show up on eBay every now and...

NOS 26x1.375 tires show up on eBay every now and then - lately they have been Uniroyals.
They can be won at a reasonable price ($15 to $20 each) as it seems hardly anybody wants, or needs, them....
08-25-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,586
Posted By mackerel

It would be truly funny with a 3'Stoogesque sound...

It would be truly funny with a 3'Stoogesque sound FX at the point of impact, otherwise, it's only mildly amusing.
08-12-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By mackerel

Product Features: Easy-off 14T 3/32'' ...

Product Features:

Easy-off

14T 3/32''

For Bmx bicycle
08-10-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By mackerel

Oh yeah? What a bunch of nonsense!

Oh yeah? What a bunch of nonsense!
08-09-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By mackerel

BUI? No problem... Just ride on the sidewalk...

BUI? No problem...
Just ride on the sidewalk without lights and the cops won't notice you weaving in the shadows.
08-04-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,186
Posted By mackerel

I know exactly which path you are referring to. ...

I know exactly which path you are referring to.
The worst section is near El Segundo, a public beach called La Playa de Gorda.
The visitors to this particular strand of beach are larger than the...
08-04-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By mackerel

+1 Be careful!

+1

Be careful!
08-02-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By mackerel

Were you thinking of this?.... ...

Were you thinking of this?.... http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=pedalmuseum.intro
07-29-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,301
Posted By mackerel

I made sure the girl (now my wife) enjoyed riding...

I made sure the girl (now my wife) enjoyed riding a bike before I even dated her.

Made it much simpler.
07-29-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By mackerel

I got mine from VeloOrange a few years ago. ...

I got mine from VeloOrange a few years ago.
Never seen them at any LBS.
07-29-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,606
Posted By mackerel

kool stops

kool stops
07-22-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By mackerel

Perhaps it has Woods valves on it?

Perhaps it has Woods valves on it?
07-21-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,092
Posted By mackerel

My German '48 Torpedo-Werke has the same set-up. ...

My German '48 Torpedo-Werke has the same set-up. It's a great combination.
05-10-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,528
Posted By mackerel

I believe that's a Thompson style BB. You can...

I believe that's a Thompson style BB. You can tell by the dustshields. I'm recently fixing up a late 40s German bike with that same style of BB. It seems lots of German bikes used that type of BB....
08-27-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,187
Posted By mackerel

+1 I needed to replace a front axle. ...

+1

I needed to replace a front axle.
Simply bought an old Raleigh hub for very cheap.
Now I have some spare cones!

Try to get spares from a woman's bike.
They never are quite as worn out as...
08-27-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By mackerel

The fender stays are the same on both (at least...

The fender stays are the same on both (at least on my Nottingham LTD they are)
I would think the LTD's stays would be the wire type as found on Robin Hoods, etc.
Perhaps they are on the Malaysian...
08-26-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,985
Posted By mackerel

Whenever this bike shows up I smile. It's one...

Whenever this bike shows up I smile.
It's one of my all time favorites.
08-10-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,014
Posted By mackerel

salty ham!

salty ham!
08-10-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,623
Posted By mackerel

An infinite source of amusement.

An infinite source of amusement.
08-07-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,413
Posted By mackerel

Rat traps, no straps

Rat traps, no straps
08-07-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,623
Posted By mackerel

indeed

indeed
08-07-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By mackerel

Yes, yes he does indeed.

Yes, yes he does indeed.
08-07-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,623
Posted By mackerel

Or people might think you're insane and...

Or people might think you're insane and subsequently avoid the crazy wavy guy.
08-06-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,623
Posted By mackerel

Provocative to say the least.

Provocative to say the least.
08-05-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By mackerel

What do they say about steel?

What do they say about steel?
08-05-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By mackerel

What do you prefer?

What do you prefer?
08-05-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By mackerel

Same here. Grease the spindle interface too.

Same here.

Grease the spindle interface too.
08-04-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By mackerel

It seems they have been out of stock with that...

It seems they have been out of stock with that item for about a year now.
07-31-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By mackerel

Perhaps that's how they have managed to stick...

Perhaps that's how they have managed to stick around one way or another since 1887.
07-31-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,169
Posted By mackerel

Walds are extremely well constructed and still...

Walds are extremely well constructed and still made in the USA - you cannot go wrong.
07-28-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,246
Posted By mackerel

The police in my town have an auction website. ...

The police in my town have an auction website.
Each bidding lot is for a stack of five to ten bikes.
Most if not all are junk.
07-28-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By mackerel

It was a learning experience. You only need to...

It was a learning experience.
You only need to be embarrassed if it happens a second time.
07-28-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,952
Posted By mackerel

With the classic and vintage designations, where...

With the classic and vintage designations, where does "antique" fit in?
07-28-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By mackerel

Did you attempt to fix the problem yourself...

Did you attempt to fix the problem yourself before you took your bike to the LBS?
07-23-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,066
Posted By mackerel

Heh... when I read that line, and looked at your...

Heh... when I read that line, and looked at your avatar, I heard Onslow's voice saying that.
That quote is total Onslow.
07-23-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By mackerel

I only know of one. Manny's in Venice,...

I only know of one.
Manny's in Venice, California.
Everything you would ever need for your old skip-toothed balloon tire beast.
I've often wondered how he has managed to stay in business for so...
07-20-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By mackerel

Haw!

Haw!
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