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02-03-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,180
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Posted By Murray Missile

Catnap

Received my goodies from Catnap today, couldn't be happier! :thumb::thumb:
02-03-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8,013
Views: 902,416
Posted By Murray Missile

You're not the only one!

You're not the only one!
02-02-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8,013
Views: 902,416
Posted By Murray Missile

Recumbents with aerodynamic bodies, suspension,...

Recumbents with aerodynamic bodies, suspension, chainless drives and "thermoplastic" frames. That close enough?
02-02-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,013
Views: 902,416
Posted By Murray Missile

Petersen Publishing's "Complete Bicycle Book,...

Petersen Publishing's "Complete Bicycle Book, 1972 Bicycle Buyer's Guide", I had a copy of this in HS. Most of the bikes in the guide portion are domestic BSO's but there is a lot of other...
02-01-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By Murray Missile

I bought a Jandd roller cam cover for my Takara,...

I bought a Jandd roller cam cover for my Takara, they were having a clearance sale a few years ago so I grabbed one, wish I'd bought a couple more although the one I bought is still laying in the top...
01-28-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,013
Views: 902,416
Posted By Murray Missile

Hardware for my recently acquired Avocet 27.2...

Hardware for my recently acquired Avocet 27.2 seatpost. One set was missing, I bought 2 just in case.
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01-28-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,547
Posted By Murray Missile

I used the blue 3M Engineering Grade reflective...

I used the blue 3M Engineering Grade reflective tape on my old winter beater when I scratched the hell out of the fresh repaint. It was a perfect match for the DupliColor Metallic Blue I used.
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01-28-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21,479
Views: 4,118,371
Posted By Murray Missile

IIRC I paid less than $20 for mine with free...

IIRC I paid less than $20 for mine with free shipping a few years back.
01-27-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Murray Missile

During my search for a clamp on Super Record FD...

During my search for a clamp on Super Record FD the trend seemed to be that the clamp ons sold for a bit more than the braze ons. You could probably sell your for enough to cover the correct braze on...
01-26-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

It's a chrome sheet metal cap.

It's a chrome sheet metal cap.
01-25-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,152
Posted By Murray Missile

All valid points,, no arguments here. I installed...

All valid points,, no arguments here. I installed a set of MicroNew 3 X 7's for someone else. Felt and looked a bit rougher than microSHIFT. Skeptical of their longevity, may try a set for myself...
01-24-23, 07:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,152
Posted By Murray Missile

Nice thing about Shimano SIS is that decent RD's...

Nice thing about Shimano SIS is that decent RD's both new and used are cheap and plentiful. He's also not limited to road derailleurs on the rear, lots of decent used Deore LX RD's around at very...
01-24-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

Here's a couple that aren't done yet, they're...

Here's a couple that aren't done yet, they're "mystery" tubing.
1972 Gitane Interclub currently undergoing renovation:...
01-24-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

:deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:

:deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:
01-21-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

Hey, that's got Hellenic stays, aka "triple...

Hey, that's got Hellenic stays, aka "triple triangle" frame. Good enough reason to save it for me. ;)
01-21-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Murray Missile

Sure glad I've never done anything like that.......

Sure glad I've never done anything like that.... :rolleyes:
01-21-23, 07:34 PM
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Views: 295
Posted By Murray Missile

Sure glad I've never done anything like that.......

Sure glad I've never done anything like that.... :rolleyes:
01-21-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

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01-21-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Murray Missile

Shimano 105 2 X 8 questions.

Has anyone run a Shimano FD-1055 double front derailleur with a 46-30t crankset and/or a Shimano RD-1056SC long cage rear derailleur with an 11-30t or 11-32t 8 speed cassette? I'm wondering how the...
01-21-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm a vernier guy from way back but digital...

I'm a vernier guy from way back but digital calipers are SO handy, especially when working with both SAE and Metric on a regular basis. A simple tap of a button and the conversion is done for you and...
01-20-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

I can understand wanting the original from a...

I can understand wanting the original from a nostalgia stand point but I knew my original Murray was LONG gone. I do have mySilver Streak sled I got for Christmas 1963 though if that counts. I...
01-19-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

I searched high and low for a Murray Missile like...

I searched high and low for a Murray Missile like the one I had as a kid for years. A couple years ago someone brought me one to work on for them. I immediately stopped wanting one LOL.
01-19-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

Just be glad you weren't feeling nostalgic about...

Just be glad you weren't feeling nostalgic about some behemoth with tanks and a luggage rack you had in grade school........... :rolleyes:
01-19-23, 05:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By Murray Missile

WOW! Well done! :thumb:

WOW! Well done! :thumb:
01-18-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

THAT'S more like it! :thumb: I should probably...

THAT'S more like it! :thumb: I should probably include my '72 Gitane Interclub. It's currently undergonig a complete renovation and conversion to single speed. I have around 6 or 7 ongoing projects,I...
01-17-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

I had a Supreme way back when. I can't believe I...

I had a Supreme way back when. I can't believe I actually rode it with that much seat post showing and a Technomic stem! I'm not that tall LOL, not even close. I see so many things on that bike I...
01-17-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

Hmmmm,:foo: I don't know.......... Super Course,...

Hmmmm,:foo: I don't know.......... Super Course, Reynolds 531 main triangle, might be grounds for disqualification.......... I guess we can let it pass on the stamped dropouts though. ;)
01-16-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Murray Missile

The Interclub frame is back from the LBS and he...

The Interclub frame is back from the LBS and he did a fantastic job on the stays. I shot some sealer primer on them when I got it home until I'm ready to strip and repaint it. I've decided on...
01-16-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

Yes, we do.

Yes, we do.
01-16-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

A HiTen frame is a key qualifier. I'd put it in...

A HiTen frame is a key qualifier. I'd put it in the same category as my Soma Prestige. Like the color. :thumb:
01-16-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

My high school bike was a '71 Raleigh Grand Prix,...

My high school bike was a '71 Raleigh Grand Prix, if I could find one my size in red and reasonably priced I'd grab it but they always seem to be '72 or newer with the block font on the down tube and...
01-16-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,412
Posted By Murray Missile

Gas pipe love and other depravities.

This is probably one of those posts that isn't going to go where I intended but WTH? Let's see what happens, shall we? :D

I know we already have a "cheapest and worst quality" thread but I know...
01-15-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Murray Missile

Pretty sure you're right. :innocent:

Pretty sure you're right. :innocent:
01-15-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,203
Posted By Murray Missile

While rare, beam type wrenches CAN go out of...

While rare, beam type wrenches CAN go out of calibration and I have experienced it. I loaned out my beam type that came with the Craftsman toolset I got for HS graduation in 1973 once and only once,...
01-15-23, 03:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,203
Posted By Murray Missile

Torque wrench musings.....

Question for all the torque wrench users, How often do you have your wrenches checked for calibration? Continue at your own risk....... :D

Testing torque wrenches used in a manufacturing facility...
01-14-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Murray Missile

My '72 Competiton takes a 27.2 but my '73 takes a...

My '72 Competiton takes a 27.2 but my '73 takes a 27.0.
01-13-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21,479
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Posted By Murray Missile

I have a NOS set of the "Dura Ace" and at one...

I have a NOS set of the "Dura Ace" and at one time I had the "Tourney" version which may still be buried out in the garage somewhere. I wondered at the time I bought them why NOS Dura Ace center...
01-13-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Murray Missile

Looks like an early 2000's box store...

Looks like an early 2000's box store psuedo-Schwinn.
01-11-23, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Murray Missile

Yes, just a "bit". :lol: It's a NOS cage but...

Yes, just a "bit". :lol: It's a NOS cage but it's a later model and I'm not equipped to swap cages. Yet.The one I needed is of course the roughest one with LOTS of chain wear on the inside of the...
01-11-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8,013
Views: 902,416
Posted By Murray Missile

More pieces to the puzzle. I thought I was only...

More pieces to the puzzle. I thought I was only buying one piece of the 3, imagine my surprise when I opened the box! A week ago I had barely even heard of Zeus.
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01-10-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,687,611
Posted By Murray Missile

Stopped at the LBS to pick up my Gitane Interclub...

Stopped at the LBS to pick up my Gitane Interclub frame. It looks great and as usual he didn't charge enough. I mentioned I had gone on a Zeus Criterium buying spree. He motioned for me to follow him...
01-09-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8,013
Views: 902,416
Posted By Murray Missile

For my recently acquired '72 Raleigh Competiton...

For my recently acquired '72 Raleigh Competiton frameset. I was going to throw what I had on it to get it on the road but that notion didn't last long.
...
01-09-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 769
Posted By Murray Missile

Same here, or "this is gonna hurt when the wife...

Same here, or "this is gonna hurt when the wife finds out".
01-07-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Thank you. Sweet bike! :thumb: I thought I...

Thank you. Sweet bike! :thumb: I thought I spotted a CX lever sticking down there, I was right. I'll be running a very similar cockpit layout.

OK, end of hijack, we wil now take you back to your...
01-07-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Sorry for the thread hijack, I'll keep it brief,...

Sorry for the thread hijack, I'll keep it brief, but that's very similar to how I'm going to set up my Fuji Suncrest MTB 650B conversion. Is there a thread with the details somewhere? I probably saw...
01-07-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Murray Missile

I wear bifocals but I stop a lot anyway so maps...

I wear bifocals but I stop a lot anyway so maps aren't a hinderance for me, the maps give me an "excuse" to stop LOL. Back in my motorcycle days before the bifocals I had a tank bag with a map pocket...
01-07-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Murray Missile

GPS?! Heck, I won't even ask for directions! No...

GPS?! Heck, I won't even ask for directions! No matter how lost I am, just ask my wife. :lol:

Seriously though, I'm old school, not only can I read a map........... I can FOLD one! :thumb:
01-07-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 912
Posted By Murray Missile

I do love a challenge and I'm definitely getting...

I do love a challenge and I'm definitely getting my money's worth! :D
01-07-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Murray Missile

The Velo Orange chainwheels came and are now...

The Velo Orange chainwheels came and are now mounted on the Cyclotouriste arms. The Velo Orange Diagonale rims and Sora hubs also came, I still need to order spokes and begin my first real wheel...
01-07-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21,479
Views: 4,118,371
Posted By Murray Missile

I wonder if he'd trade? Just needs a tune up,...

I wonder if he'd trade? Just needs a tune up, seat and maybe tires..............

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