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01-21-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 187,141
Posted By BFisher

A link to an interesting site about those stones:...

A link to an interesting site about those stones: Treestones at BNC (https://csagsi.org/treestones-at-bnc/)
01-21-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 187,141
Posted By BFisher

steelbikeguy, that looks like maybe limestone....

steelbikeguy, that looks like maybe limestone. Apparently those tree trunk stones were popular for a period of time, and most were limestone or marble, so I've read. If so, its condition is...
01-20-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,072
Posted By BFisher

All that for...Trek? What next? Is...

All that for...Trek?



What next? Is elevator music the hottest download on Spotify?


:roflmao2:
01-18-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,345
Posted By BFisher

clubman, isn't the F&S Duomatic a marvel? I have...

clubman, isn't the F&S Duomatic a marvel? I have one on a German folding bike, 36h, that I really like. I even have one of the little multi wrenches that go with them. I've been tempted to remove it...
01-18-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,345
Posted By BFisher

Never had an issue with them if they are a good...

Never had an issue with them if they are a good brake and adjusted well.

On a sporty road bike? Well, no.

But for a cruiser, they are perfectly fine if coupled with a decent front caliper. If...
01-17-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,435
Posted By BFisher

My '72-ish Humber - Brazing gaps and all, it's a...

My '72-ish Humber - Brazing gaps and all, it's a nice riding bike.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1760x1191/humber_3_speed_d82b267ac64c8ead15af70b455f95a0eda02dec8.jpg

1951...
01-16-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 187,141
Posted By BFisher

M1T, outstanding shot! Wow! Seeing wildlife on...

M1T, outstanding shot! Wow! Seeing wildlife on rides is a big reason why I like to ride.

By the way, did you know that Carbondale, CO is named for Carbondale, PA, which is a mere 32 miles north of...
01-16-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,393
Posted By BFisher

El Chaba, that was my assumption, but it's good...

El Chaba, that was my assumption, but it's good to get some confirmation from those who know. Thanks for your response.

I probably will pick up a set, either rims and hubs or a complete wheelset,...
01-16-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,393
Posted By BFisher

Here's a question for those who have experience...

Here's a question for those who have experience with tubulars and clinchers: Do you get similar mileage out of a nice tubular and a relatively comparable clincher, not regarding flats/damage?
01-15-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,393
Posted By BFisher

Some decent insights from a few members. I think...

Some decent insights from a few members. I think we can do without the general forum-esque nonsense. Abnormal for C&V.
I've been going back and forth on whether or not I want to try tubulars. Maybe...
01-14-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,204
Posted By BFisher

Never went back to re-tighten a crank arm and...

Never went back to re-tighten a crank arm and have never had one come loose. Never cracked or otherwise damaged a crank arm, and yes, I grease my tapers.
01-10-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,454
Posted By BFisher

I love threads like this. Moral of the story:...

I love threads like this. Moral of the story: Yes, lurker/noob/hobbyist/commuter/enthusiast, you can fix your own bicycle, and you should try it.

Sure, dedicated alignment tools in the right hands...
01-09-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By BFisher

In the bucket right beside the oil hole clip...

In the bucket right beside the oil hole clip bucket, of course.





Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Here's another question: For all of the missing pedal dust caps out there, has anyone ever...
01-09-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 769
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-09-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 769
Posted By BFisher

Fork is bent.

Fork is bent.
01-08-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By BFisher

I also should point out that there needs to be a...

I also should point out that there needs to be a piece of fabric or something sewn or attached to the back of those bags I showed. It functions as a slot for the bungee to go through before hooking...
01-07-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By BFisher

They are not currently mounted, but did not...

They are not currently mounted, but did not rattle at all when they were. The bungee had a bit of parachute cord and a hook at the bottom, which attached to an eyelet at the dropout mounting hole. It...
01-07-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By BFisher

nlerner, nice buckets.

nlerner, nice buckets.
01-07-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By BFisher

Stainless washers, some P-clips, flat aluminum...

Stainless washers, some P-clips, flat aluminum stock, stainless nuts and screws, bungee, Greek military surplus bags....
01-01-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 37,282
Posted By BFisher

White is alright! ...

White is alright!
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12-24-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,403
Posted By BFisher

As much as I enjoy variety and appreciate the...

As much as I enjoy variety and appreciate the different characteristics of all of my bikes, current and past, none of them beat this one. None.
Smooth - hot butter on glass. Just glides along like a...
12-24-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,707
Posted By BFisher

Ugh! I don't have a picture of it, unfortunately....

Ugh! I don't have a picture of it, unfortunately. I had a Schwinn Le Tour III in pearl orange. Too big for me so I moved it on. Say what you will about Schwinn, or the Le Tour models, but that might...
12-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,881
Posted By BFisher

I don't need to wait for an explanation from...

I don't need to wait for an explanation from 63Rickert.

I just asked my luthier.

Right after he showed me how to use a bench vise.
12-22-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By BFisher

styggno1, In honor of this milestone I would...

styggno1,

In honor of this milestone I would like to offer my personal favorite thread/build of yours.

One Hot Monark...
12-22-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,422
Posted By BFisher

All of my bikes are dead Until they are...

All of my bikes are dead

Until they are underneath me.

Then do they ever come alive.
12-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By BFisher

cudak888, I was wondering if I was the only one...

cudak888, I was wondering if I was the only one who found that statement a bit ironic. Without the context of the rest of the book/chapter, I refrained from saying so. Outside of competitive...
12-20-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By BFisher

Some have a bucket, some want one. Should we...

Some have a bucket, some want one. Should we start a bucket list? Maybe a sticky?
12-20-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,064
Posted By BFisher

What a great score, Honusms. Hope you have many...

What a great score, Honusms. Hope you have many happy miles on it.
12-20-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,217
Posted By BFisher

Ha! When I first saw the title I thought I was...

Ha!
When I first saw the title I thought I was about to see a complete groupset custom drilled by The Dude himself.


No opinion on crank choice to add. Best of luck either way.
12-20-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,881
Posted By BFisher

Your call, really. Doesn't look too bad from...

Your call, really. Doesn't look too bad from those photos. Personally, I'd clean it up, address those wheels, all bearings, and consumables, put a nice drop bar on it, and ride it. Mine rides like a...
12-17-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,644
Posted By BFisher

Steve, I respect your insights, of course. I...

Steve,

I respect your insights, of course. I will say that anybody who makes a serious effort to produce a reliably functioning derailleur has to be pretty darn cool, Chuck Harris included. My own...
12-17-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,644
Posted By BFisher

steelbikeguy, Yes. Mr. Harris definitely gets the...

steelbikeguy, Yes. Mr. Harris definitely gets the 'erector' award, lol. But yeah, that is what comes to my mind when I look at this Nivex. As far as the used vs polished and looked at debate, I'll...
12-17-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,644
Posted By BFisher

squirtdad, thanks for pointing that out. I know...

squirtdad, thanks for pointing that out. I know I'm an outlier in the grand scheme and don't expect companies to cater to the whims of the few. But the big dogs are going places that don't interest...
12-16-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,532
Posted By BFisher

That would be the Kmart All-Pro Fuzzy Zoeller...

That would be the Kmart All-Pro Fuzzy Zoeller 18-hole Masters Classic Special Pro Tour Grand Prix Deluxe Sport.
12-14-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,372
Posted By BFisher

Here's one I made from a larger flat washer....

Here's one I made from a larger flat washer. Believe I used stainless. As you said, a good vice and patient forming work, voila. I think I used a socket to get the radius....
12-13-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,701
Posted By BFisher

So, then your Cinelli is simultaneously the...

So, then your Cinelli is simultaneously the slickest machine you own and the biggest piece of crap you own. Up to you which virtue to promote.
12-12-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,644
Posted By BFisher

Since you asked nicely... Are you nuts?!...

Since you asked nicely...

Are you nuts?! Don't you know how much Bud Light/lottery tickets/Pokemon cards/hookers and blow/Taylor Swift tick...(wait, nevermind), you can get for that?
12-12-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,644
Posted By BFisher

Maybe they will. It is an interesting endeavor,...

Maybe they will. It is an interesting endeavor, regardless.


As for scoffing, well, you'll have that anywhere. But I didn't see a whole lot overly negative here. It takes balls to bring a product...
12-12-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,644
Posted By BFisher

Not knocking the effort, the ask, the naming -...

Not knocking the effort, the ask, the naming - but if I'm plunking down that kind of coin on a derailleur, get rid of all of those hideous sharp angles and edges!

Beauty? I just don't see it. To...
12-11-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By BFisher

Yep. There are times when I wish I had some real...

Yep. There are times when I wish I had some real forming equipment, but no way I'd spring for it just as a hobbyist. Price punch presses, tool & die needs, etc. Huge tooling costs. One could hand...
12-09-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By BFisher

Thanks for the heads up! Just snagged a French BB.

Thanks for the heads up! Just snagged a French BB.
12-08-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,126
Posted By BFisher

Just in case anyone isn't sure: No... ...

Just in case anyone isn't sure:

No...
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...and no!...
12-08-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 111,019
Posted By BFisher

cudak888 /Kurt, The Gitane has arrived safe...

cudak888 /Kurt,

The Gitane has arrived safe and sound, well packed and just as described/photographed. Thank you. Always a pleasure.
12-08-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By BFisher

Very cool. Love the seat post clamp and headbadge.

Very cool. Love the seat post clamp and headbadge.
12-08-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,126
Posted By BFisher

Fact: There is something in between obscure,...

Fact: There is something in between obscure, vague word usage and disjointed sentence style that never has the intended effect, and a 6th grade reading level.

Opinion: Nobody wants to read the...
12-07-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,278
Posted By BFisher

Nice! That frame color, with the jockey wheels,...

Nice! That frame color, with the jockey wheels, and the bar end plugs, and the rims...I dig it, Dude!
12-07-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,750
Posted By BFisher

Well, those bars do look to have a slight bit of...

Well, those bars do look to have a slight bit of drop, so I say it counts. Lovely crankset, by the way.
12-06-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By BFisher

Seems like rather generic stuff to me. Substitute...

Seems like rather generic stuff to me. Substitute vintage sewing machines, clocks, cars and trucks, etc., and the answers would be about the same. The first thing that came to mind was Dr. Sbaitso.
...
12-05-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,014
Posted By BFisher

If going for stem shifters, the Shimano Uni-Shift...

If going for stem shifters, the Shimano Uni-Shift model was actually pretty nice to use. Pretty smooth action on those and mounted as a headset spacer with a bit of a forward position, as opposed to...
12-05-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,224
Posted By BFisher

Inside left chainstay on an abandon Schwinn. ...

Inside left chainstay on an abandon Schwinn.
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Ready for another...
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