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08-07-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5,115
Views: 547,074
Posted By Prowler

Kurt is right. You don’t have to post exact...

Kurt is right. You don’t have to post exact location, just town, state or just zip code. Anyone interested needs to know if they are local/short drive to you. Also some pictures would help a lot....
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By Prowler

I was pretty late to the party but got it done....

I was pretty late to the party but got it done. In 2019, at 67 yrs old, I took my first tour. I'd become interested in the GAP and, as I told my wife, "I'm not getting any younger" and no way to tell...
07-25-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Prowler

I've not seen such a widget before either but I...

I've not seen such a widget before either but I understood the need. As I have no kickstands and either lay the bike down or lean it against something I wanted a wedge to engage a parking brake that...
07-23-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,206
Posted By Prowler

You may like this bike very much. I sure do like...

You may like this bike very much. I sure do like mine. I did a complete tear down then treated and preserved the patina. Built it back up, mostly stock, but added rando bars, recovered Vetta saddle,...
07-05-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

My daughter rowed 4s at NYU. She would tell me...

My daughter rowed 4s at NYU. She would tell me that the crew would work hard on that synchronization because of those rare moments when it all came together and the could feel the power and “hear...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By Prowler

I’ve first used Manapro Unimilk which is powered...

I’ve first used Manapro Unimilk which is powered milk primarily for livestock (because we had it for the horses). It worked nicely with granola. Saved an 8oz plastic baby food jar to mix it with. ...
06-28-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,145
Posted By Prowler

This raises an interesting aspect to the OP...

This raises an interesting aspect to the OP question. He said “A 60s- mid 70s white PX-10 is immediately recognizable and conjures a nostalgia even among folks who haven’t ridden a bike in years”....
06-26-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 781
Posted By Prowler

….as do I. Clamp in all in the vice and, like a...

….as do I. Clamp in all in the vice and, like a city bus driver, turn left. However, I had one wheel off an old Raleigh that fought back valiantly. Penetrating oil, heat gun, lots of torque, give...
06-10-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By Prowler

Thanks for taking the time and the photos for...

Thanks for taking the time and the photos for this. I’m about 6 months ahead of you and am quite mindful that there are more years behind than ahead. I’ll do my 72 miles sometime in the fall (top...
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,238
Posted By Prowler

I use one of the common digital fish/luggage...

I use one of the common digital fish/luggage scales. I checked it once with 3 gallons of water and it seemed pretty accurate. Hung the bike on the scale with a rope.
My Voyageur is a 56cm c-c,...
06-01-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,416
Posted By Prowler

I was at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA...

I was at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA yesterday and found this in the parking garage. Another row of bike lockers were on the other side. Nice to see.

...
05-29-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 524
Posted By Prowler

Same here but with 30wt motor oil. I’ve used PB...

Same here but with 30wt motor oil. I’ve used PB blaster too. Both work well. Some times I use a dull steel scraper on spots where the rust has “bloomed” up through a pin hole and flowed out onto...
05-21-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

Very nice, Doc. Remind me to park mine on the...

Very nice, Doc. Remind me to park mine on the other side of the earth from yours. Mine looks just like yours - if you rode it thru mud then dumped a load of 2A modified on it, dug it out then...
05-20-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Prowler

Oh boy, another chance to show an orange one, a...

Oh boy, another chance to show an orange one, a white one and a blue one in the same thread. Ergo, my 1974 92319

...
05-17-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

Sunday afternoon I checked another box, another...

Sunday afternoon I checked another box, another trail I'd not been on. Granted, it was just a snapshot of the trail but I got a sense of the place. I made a trip to West Virginia to pick up my Grand...
05-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 720
Posted By Prowler

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your...

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your photo essay. It’s just that laying waste to an entire town and living and fighting underground for weeks on end while turning the surface to mud and...
05-03-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I...

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I could not help but ponder this today. I spent much of my ride time this morning appreciating how lucky I am. Lucky to own this old wreck of a bike and...
04-20-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

I seem to be leading a rather canal lifestyle...

I seem to be leading a rather canal lifestyle lately. Farmington canal last week, then the Blackstone canal then, today, the Schuylkill canal. First ride of the season on my Nishiki International....
04-19-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By Prowler

As requested. Obviously the long wait is my chain...

As requested. Obviously the long wait is my chain whip. I acquired the plate steel as scrap at a rail yard. Spent some time deciding how and where to cut it down. Finally decided "nah, just use the...
04-18-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,997
Posted By Prowler

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other...

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other stops and rides. Thursday morning I drove to Plainville, CT and rode the Farmington Heritage trail. That trail now has a parking lot at the southern end,...
04-13-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By Prowler

BSO is bicycle shaped object, often sold at big...

BSO is bicycle shaped object, often sold at big box stores and have stamped rear dropouts with, shall we say, integrated derailleurs that cannot be removed from the hanger. Slip joint pliers and a...
04-12-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,514
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^^. From natural causes or from the...

^^^^^^^. From natural causes or from the troubles? Sorry to hear about your loss. You folks are in our thoughts every day.
04-07-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Prowler

Sounds like you’re interested in the MK IV. I...

Sounds like you’re interested in the MK IV. I believe that run ended in the Sept of 1976 when Worksop shut down for the annual “vacation” and retooled for the following year’s model, in this case...
04-05-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the...

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the loft for the winter, 4 months a year. Nice and cold and dry up there so they're safe and sound but I miss them. They come back down and into service in...
03-30-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,500
Posted By Prowler

Not C&V but because of C&V: this BSO was...

Not C&V but because of C&V: this BSO was abandoned behind the shop on Monday. I asked and was granted. I like to have a bike for my Grand Daughter to ride when she comes north for a visit. She loves...
03-28-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By Prowler

[/h4]“used to straighten bicycle spokes.” Eh,...

[/h4]“used to straighten bicycle spokes.” Eh, yeah I suppose. Truing the wheel must a by product. Go get ‘em Mathew’s Auctions. Who did you ask about this?
03-26-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,881
Posted By Prowler

I’m not a restorer but I play one in my shop and...

I’m not a restorer but I play one in my shop and I slept in a motel6 last night, so - I’ve been using boiled linseed oil (BLO)for various things and am pleased with the result. Tools, wood handles,...
03-20-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,500
Posted By Prowler

Glad to help. Post something useful and well...

Glad to help. Post something useful and well thought out to 8 other posts to get to 10. 5 per day.

Then start a new thread with your request and drawings or photos or both. We’ll expect some...
03-20-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,764
Posted By Prowler

I have one bike with barcons - 74 Crescent 319....

I have one bike with barcons - 74 Crescent 319. I’m self taught and never raced but I agree with Gonzo Bob on stability. I don’t let go of the bars. To loosen the cable I hold the bar with thumb...
03-13-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By Prowler

PRO TIP: never actually discard any parts until...

PRO TIP: never actually discard any parts until the new stuff has arrived, been installed and test ridden. The old stuff does not take up much room and can be very helpful.

Pro tip 2: do not...
03-05-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By Prowler

Great! I’m particularly interested in how you...

Great! I’m particularly interested in how you handle BB, HT, and ST. I see you properly masked the steerer to prevent primer and paint getting on the crown race seat and steerer. How to you...
02-23-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,874
Posted By Prowler

OK I’ll crow a bit, since you bring it up. ...

OK I’ll crow a bit, since you bring it up. Sunday afternoon I was on the rollers, being a well behaved noob, doing about 65 to 75 cadence (depending on what the tune was on the stereo) and looking...
02-16-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Prowler

1983 Shimano 600EX group

I recently acquired a bike because I just wanted the wheels. So this drive train group is posted here. All 1983 Shimano 600EX Arabesque. I have cleaned the years off this stuff but you may want to do...
02-16-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Prowler

1983 Miyata 912 frame/fork

I got this bike from PO who had badly neglected it. I’m guessing no maintenance since new, ever. I really only needed the wheels so I’m parting the rest.

1983 Miyata 912. 56 ctc DT and TT. Its a...
02-14-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,161
Posted By Prowler

+1. No pic as my two PALE by comparison to gugie...

+1. No pic as my two PALE by comparison to gugie collection, but they are both old Reich (West Germany) “ice cream truck” bells. They do work well in the wild so are mounted and currently in...
02-13-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,874
Posted By Prowler

Gentleman, another couple of thoughts that may...

Gentleman, another couple of thoughts that may help. As still a relative noob on rollers, I'm glad I learned these.

You'll read about setting up in a confined space, like a doorway or, at least...
02-13-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,874
Posted By Prowler

Yes, I still use them. Once or twice a week this...

Yes, I still use them. Once or twice a week this time of year. I also have a mag stationary trainer and a NordicTrack ski machine so there’s a rotation. I’m REAL glad I have the rollers. I’m...
02-10-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,171
Posted By Prowler

A wee bump on this thread as you folks inspired...

A wee bump on this thread as you folks inspired me to "get on with it" too. I purchased the tubing bender that gugie recommended at Harbor Freight (with 30% coupon of course). I've had a nice old...
02-04-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,500
Posted By Prowler

I may finally be one of the cool kids now as I...

I may finally be one of the cool kids now as I have a more proper bike work stand, well sort of. I came across this old (likely 15 to 20 years old) work stand clamp head. Orphaned as there was no...
02-02-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Prowler

On my screen here in Pennsylvania there is a menu...

On my screen here in Pennsylvania there is a menu box way down at the bottom left. Currently says BikeforumsNG. If I select the wee pointer thing on the right of the box I get to choose to remain...
01-30-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By Prowler

….. and if not, use the roller position just...

….. and if not, use the roller position just ahead of the front axle. Then choose a lower gear to get started then shift up. Higher wheel rpm and cadence will be more stable. Don’t “lug it” on...
01-26-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^ The Swedish Crescents we’re descended from...

^^^^^ The Swedish Crescents we’re descended from the US Crescents. Stockholm had a major importer of US Crescent and the Swedish market was good for Crescent. When US Crescent fell on hard times...
01-16-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By Prowler

Just to throw another different viewpoint at you:...

Just to throw another different viewpoint at you: I do most of my bike work by hanging the bike from a loop of rope attached to the ceiling in my shop, mostly minor adjustments and cleanings. At...
01-14-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

My ride, yesterday, was about 50 mile further...

My ride, yesterday, was about 50 mile further south than Brian's so temp was about 45°. Still, this time of year, you gotta stay diligent for winte hazards. Any dark area on the pavement could be...
12-30-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,235
Posted By Prowler

I'll list 2 of my top 3 as hub-n-spoke tours. ...

I'll list 2 of my top 3 as hub-n-spoke tours. First was 4 days through New England, in the spring, with my '84 Fuji TS III. Four different trails, camping and visiting. Second was 4 days out in...
12-29-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,628
Posted By Prowler

A quick revival here to pass along a pleasant...

A quick revival here to pass along a pleasant surprise. I've had a very nice Topeak Joe Blow Sprint floor pump for about 10 years. In the past few months it has gotten weak, taking 4 or 5 strokes to...
12-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

I suppose many of us seek out the most...

I suppose many of us seek out the most picturesque section of a ride, or even turn the camera just so to avoid a seedy bit of scenery, to provide the best photos for this thread. Nice. But it's...
12-26-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By Prowler

A very good day. After visiting all the servants...

A very good day. After visiting all the servants downstairs to distribute the annual Christmas boxes and a ration of rum, then the same at the gardener's cottage and the gate keeper's, I took the...
12-23-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,500
Posted By Prowler

Bittersweet day. The best bikes get a good...

Bittersweet day. The best bikes get a good cleaning and wax. FW cleaned and goop scrapped of the RD wheels. Nice but then they headed up into the loft, literally cold storage, for the winter. ...
12-20-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14,797
Views: 3,601,217
Posted By Prowler

Saved from the dump or maybe from a co-op. An...

Saved from the dump or maybe from a co-op. An abandoned mountain bike that I got permission to take as no one else was interested. I was originally just interested in the Dia Compe 908 canti brakes...
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