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08-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By mkeller234

Oh yeah! The bike is great, but the Ric stole the...

Oh yeah! The bike is great, but the Ric stole the show in my opinion!
08-06-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 33,938
Posted By mkeller234

i personally feel like it looks good. I think...

i personally feel like it looks good. I think purple and orange work well.
08-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By mkeller234

Agreed, on all points. The super sport came with...

Agreed, on all points. The super sport came with one steel rim. Iím going to use some 27Ē aluminum rims and gyromaster hubs that I had hanging. All the heavy chrome bits are staying, crank, shifters,...
08-02-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By mkeller234

Here is a crummy picture of the progress. One of...

Here is a crummy picture of the progress. One of the wheels has a steel rim, so I’m considering swapping in a pair of Ukai rims and gyromaster hubs that I have.

...
08-01-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By mkeller234

Yes, as a matter of fact it did have a lock...

Yes, as a matter of fact it did have a lock around the seat post. Good call!

The FD cage has had the chain dragged on it for so long that itís nearly been sawn in half. I think this bike has seen...
08-01-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By mkeller234

I don't have any photos, but I have made...

I don't have any photos, but I have made substantial progress on the super sport. I taken each component apart and removed pounds of rust by soaking them in vinegar. The super sport really in rough....
08-01-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By mkeller234

Agreed, there is good info in there. I read the...

Agreed, there is good info in there. I read the entire post though, because I forget so much of the detail over years. For example, I completely forgot that the Super sport and Varsity had tube...
07-20-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,892
Posted By mkeller234

My Belgian Van Hauwaert: ...

My Belgian Van Hauwaert:
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07-19-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By mkeller234

Vintage Schwinn so, waitÖ are you suggesting I...

Vintage Schwinn so, waitÖ are you suggesting I use the Alvit? ;)

Just kidding of course. Fortunately I have a stash of shimano and suntour equipment that I can use. I have a Huret jubileeÖ might...
07-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By mkeller234

It looks like a Raleigh Gran Prix to me. The...

It looks like a Raleigh Gran Prix to me. The anniversary badge places it around 1970. Iím curious what is going on with the shifters near the stem? It has cottered crank arms, made of chromed steel....
07-08-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 968,382
Posted By mkeller234

That was so cool! I still am in awe and love that...

That was so cool! I still am in awe and love that the connection was made. Iíve kept all the emails between myself and Miep Moeskops from that time! I donít ride the bike much, I worry about the...
07-06-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 968,382
Posted By mkeller234

Now that the thread is back; My employer is...

Now that the thread is back;

My employer is changing the theme of our annual calendar to hobbies. I dragged all of my bikes out of the basement. Something about carrying them all really makes you...
07-05-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By mkeller234

Iím lateÖ happy (observed) 4th of July! It was...

Iím lateÖ happy (observed) 4th of July! It was nice to watch fireworks last night.
...
07-04-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,187
Posted By mkeller234

Second that! Itís an invaluable resource. The...

Second that! Itís an invaluable resource. The hard work is definitely appreciated.
05-24-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,797
Views: 3,601,234
Posted By mkeller234

Great accidental find today when I was picking up...

Great accidental find today when I was picking up my groceries. Miyata 912, outside a sports store with a buy it now price. Pink is the theme of my day!...
05-17-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,420
Posted By mkeller234

I saw this alligator riding in South Carolina. He...

I saw this alligator riding in South Carolina. He was big, probably 5 to 6 feet if I had to guess.

...
04-28-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,125
Posted By mkeller234

Well, 1980s I might have been wearing a kids...

Well, 1980s I might have been wearing a kids sized bell helmet. I was born in 83.

I know I wear one today. My skull is worth more than anything I own. Iím taking no chances. Iím probably due for...
04-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By mkeller234

Thanks. It was a great one!

Thanks. It was a great one!
04-25-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By mkeller234

My wife and I celebrated my 38th birthday. Rain...

My wife and I celebrated my 38th birthday. Rain shortened the ride, but we still managed to ride to the ice cream stop.

...
04-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,203
Posted By mkeller234

Cool thread! I had no idea that bikeforums was...

Cool thread! I had no idea that bikeforums was owned by an individual at on point, or that it was sold! It's really interesting to read the stories behind all the symbols... I never really paid any...
04-20-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By mkeller234

Last post of the night, I got the jubilee RD all...

Last post of the night, I got the jubilee RD all cleaned up. It was pretty interesting to take apart. I actually had a brand new bag of 1/8Ē grade 25 bearings for the jockey wheels.

...
04-19-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By mkeller234

Nice!! Iíve admired the Berthoud saddles since...

Nice!! Iíve admired the Berthoud saddles since they were first introduced. Why? Because they look beautiful. It looks great on your Trek. I agree with the post above, itís the cherry on top.
04-19-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By mkeller234

I treated the frame rust with multiple...

I treated the frame rust with multiple applications of naval jelly. I used rust converter for anything I may have missed. I will treat the interior with frame saver. The remaining paint was polished...
04-19-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By mkeller234

73 Raleigh competition - long build thread

This thread is intended to document the process of cleaning up my 73 Raleigh Competition. I purchased this bike from fellow BF member curbtender. It is worth mentioning again that he did a nice job...
04-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,243
Posted By mkeller234

I received a big box from the west coast. A...

I received a big box from the west coast. A Raleigh Competition, long on my wish list. It is very crusty. Iím looking forward to giving this bike a spit shine. Iíll start a thread when Iím ready to...
04-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 48,154
Posted By mkeller234

I donít think I have posted this one yet, my...

I donít think I have posted this one yet, my Lotus sprint fixed gear bike. Iíve only ridden it on a trainer so far. One thing is for sure, those track bars are not comfortable!

...
03-20-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,125
Posted By mkeller234

Nice bike! You did a good job capturing the...

Nice bike! You did a good job capturing the color, which I have always found to be difficult. Small detail, but I like the Cannondale spoke protector. Iíd personally leave the gear as is, that is a...
02-26-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By mkeller234

Neal has a classy bike

I've discovered an old favorite, Freaks and Geeks is available to me on streaming services now. I've enjoyed revisiting the series, and really have been surprised at how much of it I remembered....
01-01-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,273
Posted By mkeller234

No way! That is a really beautiful and tastefully...

No way! That is a really beautiful and tastefully painted frame. I love Mercian bikes. Congrats!
12-31-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By mkeller234

I finished cleaning and assembling for now (minus...

I finished cleaning and assembling for now (minus clips and straps). I will probably play with gearing and the handle bars later on. For that reason, I reused the old cables and chain.

...
12-31-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By mkeller234

Ok, Iíve got it all back together for now. I did...

Ok, Iíve got it all back together for now. I did this very cheap, because I expect to make changes. If I enjoy it enough, I will probably play with gearing and the cockpit. For those reasons, I kept...
12-29-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By mkeller234

Iím continuing to work on my lotus sprint. Boy...

Iím continuing to work on my lotus sprint. Boy did they cheap out on the bearings!! The cartridges only have 1 rubber seal. The headset bearing retainer holds the least amount of bearings that I have...
12-28-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By mkeller234

I will rebuild it as is and make functional swaps...

I will rebuild it as is and make functional swaps as I go. I have a handful of bars I could swap out. I like traditional road bars and use the drops often enough. I would really miss drops in a...
12-28-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By mkeller234

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Now that my miyata ridge runner is complete, I...
12-27-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By mkeller234

I started the cleanup today. I stripped the bike...

I started the cleanup today. I stripped the bike down to a bare frame. Now to slowly clean and reassemble.

...
12-27-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By mkeller234

Sorry, I had not seen this question. 1) No,...

Sorry, I had not seen this question.

1) No, it is not sold, but there may be local interest from a coworker.
2) Yes, I would sell the bullmoose bars along with the frame. Yes, they are shown in...
12-26-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By mkeller234

Oh no! Iíve had some stubborn free wheels before....

Oh no! Iíve had some stubborn free wheels before. For the worst ones, I will mount the removal tool in a bench vise and turn the wheel. Seems to work well.

Here is my guess, you will probably need...
12-26-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By mkeller234

Iím close to wrapping up my Christmas break...

Iím close to wrapping up my Christmas break project. All I need are 5/32 ball bearings for the bear trap pedals and derailleur cables.

...
12-23-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By mkeller234

84 Lotus Sprint

This is my first post in FG/SS, normally I post in classic and vintage. This bike crosses over between both. It's a 1984 Lotus Sprint, sold originally as a casual fixed gear made for the streets. It...
12-21-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By mkeller234

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

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12-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By mkeller234

LOL! That is great advice, I will make sure to...

LOL! That is great advice, I will make sure to do that! I'm slightly intimidated to ride this one.... it's going to be like learning to ride all over again. I think this one has a flip/flop hub on...
12-21-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By mkeller234

Unicorn on its way

Iím not sure if unicorn is an appropriate description for an 80ís Asian built Lotus, but it is incredibly hard to find information about the Sprint. Iím really curious to know how many of these are...
12-09-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By mkeller234

This may be way outside of your scope, but maybe...

This may be way outside of your scope, but maybe worth considering. I have a very nice Mt Fuji that is too small for me (I ride 58cm). Itís got a high quality, fully lugged frame. High quality...
08-17-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,646
Posted By mkeller234

Beautiful frame!! Font looks like cooper black...

Beautiful frame!! Font looks like cooper black to me.

...
06-27-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14,797
Views: 3,601,234
Posted By mkeller234

Thanks! We found it at a habitat for humanity...

Thanks! We found it at a habitat for humanity restore. I love that place!
06-27-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,797
Views: 3,601,234
Posted By mkeller234

I apologize that this isnít bike related, but I...

I apologize that this isnít bike related, but I thought there would be some appreciation for vintage furniture here. I am super excited to have found this Heywood Wakefield butterfly table today, for...
05-26-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,013
Posted By mkeller234

100% agreed. They are very different. I have a...

100% agreed. They are very different. I have a set of noodles, I personally like them.
05-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,238
Posted By mkeller234

Wow! I love what you have done. I think you are...

Wow! I love what you have done. I think you are right to ride now, even though itís not complete. That decailleur you made for the SR stem is fantastic.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,029
Posted By mkeller234

I think the basket and a backpack is probably...

I think the basket and a backpack is probably where I am headed. I donít want to put one on all my bikes, so I have to see which one I ride more often. Iíve been rotating bikes too often at this...
05-18-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By mkeller234

Love all the photos here. You folks are privy to...

Love all the photos here. You folks are privy to some really beautiful scenery!

ascherer That photo of the morgue trucks is sobering. I enjoyed the Paul Simon reference. I listened to a live...
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