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08-07-19, 02:13 PM
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Posted By rdlange

Thanks for all the suggestions. Not my first...

Thanks for all the suggestions. Not my first French bike so I'm going easy. Broken fixes and rideability are the primary focus. Trying not to be impatient.

Oh, serial number... Well, there...
08-06-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By rdlange

OP is most grateful for the clarification. ...

OP is most grateful for the clarification. Thanks to all who responded.
08-05-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By rdlange

help me find LONG pull reverse brake levers

Where can I find LONG pull TT reverse style brake levers [bar end] that will work well on bullhorn/pursuit style bars? (most list as specifically "short" pull) They are to be used on vintage bikes...
08-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By rdlange

Long pull reverse brake levers for old Mafac racer brakes

where do I find out about getting LONG pull reverse levers for use on bullhorn/pursuit type bars with vintage Mafac/DiaCompe 'caliper' brakes?

Tks.
08-03-19, 06:41 PM
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Views: 336,732
Posted By rdlange

No serial number sticker I can find. So figure...

No serial number sticker I can find. So figure then, with the AVA stem supposedly dangerous, get a new one and road bars and cables at least. And a new front derailleur, a better seat, and pads,...
08-03-19, 06:04 PM
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Posted By rdlange

Lost interest for a year because of dog incident....

Lost interest for a year because of dog incident. Discovered two vintage Mixte's recently. Got them. Also got some bear spray. Rode the Kabuki SMD yesterday. Maybe 12 miles. Apparently it was...
07-29-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 108,700
Posted By rdlange

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1331x998/aa_mixte_old_b7c5e7051e2f0f03c38d757748d788a8b662437b.jpg...
07-28-19, 09:42 AM
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Views: 336,732
Posted By rdlange

OMG I did it again.! C-list. Looks OEM too;...

OMG I did it again.! C-list. Looks OEM too; killer stem, Simplex, Mafac. Early 1970s. Any ideas? Am I supposed to be posting this here or on the regular 'classic/vintage' forum? A bit of TLC. Feel...
07-11-19, 10:20 AM
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Views: 336,732
Posted By rdlange

Kabukis

Now I have two.


Someones took my 'nice' mixtes [Raleigh, Peugeot, Puch] a few years back. So I slapped together this 'old' one from parts back then. Old:
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05-23-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By rdlange

Hi, we've used rectangular cat litter buckets...

Hi, we've used rectangular cat litter buckets [free] hung on the rear rack with bent over shelf bracket hooks, and old plastic soda can flats ziptied to the front porteur on at least 5/6 different...
05-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,738
Posted By rdlange

Honestly, we went to mixte's many years ago to...

Honestly, we went to mixte's many years ago to avoid the oopses... Remember those old fashioned 27" French stepthru 'kool' bikes that even came with luggage rack eyelets. Never noticed them flexing;...
Replies: 55
Views: 15,894
Posted By rdlange

YEAH.! Go for it.! I shot a snake with my...

YEAH.! Go for it.!

I shot a snake with my wife's pink revolver once. Didn't feel any less manly.

For injured me, for many years, step thru has been the way to go... in fact a high top tube...
03-26-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 404,520
Posted By rdlange

Back from the,,, well I'm still here!

In the beginning...



Now, I've been sick... So I dusted it off, and lubed it up a bit and cruised around, over the fields and thru the ragged parking lots. Not so different after 4 years. ...
09-19-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By rdlange

Caught my heel when dismounting a 'tall' mixte...

Caught my heel when dismounting a 'tall' mixte and dumped the loaded bike on top of me, right at the interseciton. all groceries were in cat litter buckets so no spills. Sold it and got a lower...
06-13-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,984
Posted By rdlange

Interesting thread about one of the things I also...

Interesting thread about one of the things I also like to do to/with bikes. To carry stuff. As advised, I bolted bent shelf brackets onto kitty litter buckets.

Copied advise kept handles so...
12-13-14, 11:44 AM
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Views: 1,333
Posted By rdlange

Looks nice. You need GOOD locks for such a fine...

Looks nice. You need GOOD locks for such a fine transport.!
11-27-14, 01:08 PM
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Views: 404,520
Posted By rdlange

"Airburst". I like that alot.! Really.

"Airburst". I like that alot.! Really.
11-27-14, 11:56 AM
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Views: 2,448
Posted By rdlange

I can relate to step-thru. Africa 3 looks like a...

I can relate to step-thru. Africa 3 looks like a typical older woman's bike. I guess it's stronger being purpose built.

I ride old restored mixte's because of the step thru frame, I get them...
10-15-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By rdlange

And now a word from Texas...

FYI...

Food Scrap Recycling Business in Texas is Bike-Powered - The Good News Network (http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/food-scrap-recycling-business-texas-bike-powered/)
09-29-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,687
Posted By rdlange

Folding basket pivot clips are cheap and bendable...

Folding basket pivot clips are cheap and bendable as noted. I have replaced all of mine with pairs of appropriately sized zip ties. Works better, they are tighter and quieter and have lasted over a...
09-20-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By rdlange

Yes. and... ...

Yes. and...

http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/368871-chain-guard-protect-my-pants.html
09-14-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 963
Posted By rdlange

So I got this new bike, and need advise on cargo...

Got this yesterday for work bug-out emergency, in trunk utility, just fun, and need advise on racks for cargo carry. I already have one of the front brake boss racks, and can cut a cheap rear rack...
09-14-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By rdlange

I've seen posts about Texas bow hunters adapting...

I've seen posts about Texas bow hunters adapting them as inexpensive, off road gear haulers because they work better than two wheelers. Remove seat, add racks accordingly. also fyi...
...
09-14-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By rdlange

Congrats. I personally find these posts...

Congrats. I personally find these posts inspiring; really.! Hope I'm still riding when I get that old. Think I'll go pedal around on the new/old folder I got yesterday, before it rains again.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By rdlange

Bought it, rather inexpensively from my favorite...

Bought it, rather inexpensively from my favorite bike center in Porter, TX. They set it up free as usual. A great place.!

See, a major bad weather noontime power failure at work Friday shut down...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By rdlange

no pic like I said. that's why I'm asking.

no pic like I said. that's why I'm asking.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By rdlange

Currie E-folder quesiton

can anyone tell me about these? experience? NOT electric. 20", 7sp shimano rear, single front sprocket, V brakes, single rectangular top tube hinged. looks better than some. no pic sorry. looks...
08-08-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By rdlange

cycle trucks are front loaded, have low trail. ...

cycle trucks are front loaded, have low trail. Porteur bikes are front loaded, have low trail. Low trail bike for front loading...? technical detail I thought would help you select. My mistake.
...
08-07-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By rdlange

I was under the impression that front loaded...

I was under the impression that front loaded "Cycle Trucks" have very low trail. You might want to study them?
07-11-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By rdlange

not the original poster but this thread has been...

not the original poster but this thread has been very helpful. thanks all.
07-03-14, 12:07 PM
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Views: 1,976
Posted By rdlange

Great idea! Alot of folks rode bikes including...

Great idea! Alot of folks rode bikes including old coaster brakers with big front baskets, all over the Sparrows Point, MD shipyard before it closed. Some 'management' occasionally took to pedaling...
06-25-14, 07:22 PM
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Views: 548
Posted By rdlange

search not working

OK how do I search a single forum for all posts/threads by a single person? where's the instructions?
06-23-14, 01:02 PM
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Views: 1,678
Posted By rdlange

just fyi... A Frugal Cyclist - Mr Money Mustache

I follow this frugalista blog. Latest post is interesting.

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2014/06/23/how-to-carry-major-appliances-on-your-bike/

Some of you maybe know him.? He's definitely...
06-15-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By rdlange

I have the same 'no weld' challenges. Have two...

I have the same 'no weld' challenges. Have two identical racks I can use, however I am playing with electrical conduit and a bender. Need to fill the tube with sand to get tight bends, and not...
06-15-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By rdlange

After following all the suggestions it keeps me...

After following all the suggestions it keeps me logged in as long as I keep the window open. If I close it or it jumps to a linked window for more than 3 min, I get auto logged out.
06-08-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,464
Posted By rdlange

I use the plastic slip into 'mini' toe clips on...

I use the plastic slip into 'mini' toe clips on all my bikes. First thing I add. Simply more efficient, easier to pedal, quick on and off, and no - foot stuck to pedal... oops... falling off.
...
06-08-14, 10:59 AM
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Posted By rdlange

Wow, I feel pathetic. So far only pedaled to the...

Wow, I feel pathetic. So far only pedaled to the coffee shop for a take out and donuts. A WHOLE MILE..!!!! Fun though. I got to sit on a bench under the trees, feel the breeze. I think I'll pedal...
06-08-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,573
Posted By rdlange

I read somewhere on the 'news' recently that...

I read somewhere on the 'news' recently that anyone of us over 65 has outlived 85% of the people born the same year. True or not, something to smile about, and... well, pride is supposed to be a sin....
06-08-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,045
Posted By rdlange

assume everyone else is a blind and deaf idiot,...

assume everyone else is a blind and deaf idiot, deliberately, consciously and maliciously trying to kill you. ride accordingly. slow down. have a good lawyer. Never been an accident that was all...
06-08-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,243
Posted By rdlange

they're not all rednecks guys and most of them...

they're not all rednecks guys and most of them don't drive pickups, at least here in Houston. It's women in gas guzzling SUVs on the phone mostly, around here.
06-08-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,873
Posted By rdlange

It's called 'co-dependency' and we do it to feel...

It's called 'co-dependency' and we do it to feel valuable, and they do it to feel cared for. One can always say NO, so I've been told, and learn to accept that the 'guilt' is theirs. Or continue to...
06-05-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,730
Posted By rdlange

Pawn shops are a good source of inexpensive...

Pawn shops are a good source of inexpensive qualty metric wrenches, allen wrenches, other hand tools. get two of each. you don't need power tools, BUT good lighting.!

there are alot of free pdf...
06-04-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,735
Posted By rdlange

not mine... just fyi... Frisbee Chain Guard...

not mine... just fyi...

Frisbee Chain Guard - BikeHacks (http://www.bikehacks.com/bikehacks/2011/05/frisbee-chain-guard.html)

DIY Chainset Mudguard - BikeHacks...
05-31-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By rdlange

Wow??? Oh well, good idea before it's time. ...

Wow??? Oh well, good idea before it's time. RIP...
05-26-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By rdlange

Powder coat and/or pro painting - how do I prep?

Have a couple older steel frames, chipped paint, speckled rust, etc. Might be worth powder coating, and need to know the ins and outs of prepping, blasting and reasonable rates for power coat a bike...
05-26-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 336,732
Posted By rdlange

Well, these are mixtes. Grocery bike and ride...

Well, these are mixtes. Grocery bike and ride around, but I never can go out without finding or buying stuff, so the Peugeot also had to get equipped for hauling. The trek bars are an experiment.
05-25-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By rdlange

Now using 'remember me' when I log in and will...

Now using 'remember me' when I log in and will continue. On other forums checking that is 'supposed to' just make the forum remember my login info until I wipe cookies. Maybe the problem is...
05-24-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By rdlange

Where are they/you now..? Homemade xtracycles?

Over the years there have been alot of really great looking home made xtracycles on the special thread.

All I ever see now though is 65r's.

I know mine is being rebuild with a step thru so...
05-24-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By rdlange

Not the browser, it's the forum settings. ...

Not the browser, it's the forum settings. Problem same with Explorer, Chrome, Firefox. Other forums do the same thing, but give you a link to set your 'time on'. Where's is that for this forum???...
05-24-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By rdlange

Forum logging me off every 3 minutes

Every time i am typing a message it logs me off before i'm done and i lose the message when i try to post or upload a picture.!!!

It's worse than listening to all the arrogant elitists and...
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