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10-20-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 438
Posted By jackbombay

For years I've referred to that as "clear...

For years I've referred to that as "clear loctite"!
10-16-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,125
Posted By jackbombay

That is peach fuzz compared to my lucious leg...

That is peach fuzz compared to my lucious leg pelt!



I like the shoe mod, combined with clips and straps I'm sure they are very functional!
09-30-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,686
Posted By jackbombay

Unless they are in a perfectly straight line 3...

Unless they are in a perfectly straight line 3 points will always define a circle!

But I'm pretty sure you mean the 3 holes are not equidistant from each other.

I love those "home made"...
09-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By jackbombay

Tall bikes are easier to ride than normal bikes! ...

Tall bikes are easier to ride than normal bikes!

Its tough to balance a pencil vertically on your finger, but its easy to balance a broom stick vertically on your palm, the broom stick is a...
09-30-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 335,480
Posted By jackbombay

That is the north end of the GG bridge. The...

That is the north end of the GG bridge.

The triangular plate is a "tripilizer" that I made out of aluminum that replaces the spacers between the 2 stock chain rings and allows me to mount a MTB...
09-29-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 335,480
Posted By jackbombay

https://i.postimg.cc/bNGp5qgk/461A6D2B-EBCD-4D9F-B...

https://i.postimg.cc/bNGp5qgk/461A6D2B-EBCD-4D9F-BC32-15358D2602CF.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0bqTMRLy)

One older guy showed interest in my bike today, told me it was beautiful, and asked if it was...
09-25-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,080
Posted By jackbombay

I had a Redline BMX bike as a young teen, it had...

I had a Redline BMX bike as a young teen, it had a chrome fork and stays, I stripped the paint off the frame and used "Bluing compound" for shotgun barrels to blue the frame, I then kept a light coat...
09-20-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,044
Posted By jackbombay

You should put some cosmetic dents in their bikes...

You should put some cosmetic dents in their bikes and see how they respond!
09-20-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,044
Posted By jackbombay

I got it from the dump because it had been hit by...

I got it from the dump because it had been hit by a car in a garage as far as I could tell, and the bulldozer at the dump pushed it up onto the metal pile, whole rear triangle was trash and the top...
09-20-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,044
Posted By jackbombay

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage,...

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage, Columbus EL tubing, I'm going to clamp it by the seat tube with as much force as I possibly can, without a seat post in it, to show just how difficult...
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,044
Posted By jackbombay

I clamp my vintage bikes by the seat tube and...

I clamp my vintage bikes by the seat tube and they are all totally fine. Symmetrical force applied on all sides of a steel tube has to be absolutely massive to cause any sort of permanent...
09-20-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,180
Posted By jackbombay

It turned out great! EDIT///. I just saw the...

It turned out great!

EDIT///. I just saw the thread you have about this bike, I'll read through there and I'm sure my questions will be answered :-)
09-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,180
Posted By jackbombay

Is that the original paint?!? The bike...

Is that the original paint?!?

The bike looks beautiful!
09-19-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By jackbombay

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on...

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on a long ride! I'm surprised how many mixtes you had, I don't own one myself, yet....
09-16-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By jackbombay

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back...

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back up to 400 now, D'oh!!
09-15-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 436,060
Posted By jackbombay

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do...

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do the forward cranks get used?
09-10-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,182
Posted By jackbombay

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing...

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing the BB, fresh grease on the threads now will ensure it comes out easily later if/when it needs to be replaced. I've had some tough ones over the...
09-09-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 335,480
Posted By jackbombay

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt...

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt ring, with a 3 speed hub, all on a Super Course frame 🥰

This bike cooks!
09-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 820
Posted By jackbombay

I don't have any experience on the higher end...

I don't have any experience on the higher end Schwinns, someday I hope to though! I did build up a 1988 Schwinn Premis (made in Chicago!) earlier this year with a 3 speed coaster brake sturmey, and...
09-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 41,262
Posted By jackbombay

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll...

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll post a pic of my bike that I'd like to ride there posed in a bit of snow, pic from last winter in Idaho. 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
...
09-07-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,221
Posted By jackbombay

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are,...

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are, they are disposable, but they are absurdly efficient. Would I like to go smash out a century on one? OH YES I WOULD! Would I want to own one? Not all...
09-05-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,221
Posted By jackbombay

50 mph never killed anyone! A sudden...

50 mph never killed anyone!


A sudden stop from 50 MPH could do it though.
09-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,221
Posted By jackbombay

I want a light bike very bad! How bad do...

I want a light bike very bad!

How bad do you want your bike light?

I want a light bike very bad!

Very bad light bike it is!
08-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 942
Posted By jackbombay

Just like my 1973 Raleigh Super Course! The bike...

Just like my 1973 Raleigh Super Course! The bike industry can't make anything new it seems ;-)
08-15-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By jackbombay

Let 10 PSI out of the front tire?

Let 10 PSI out of the front tire?
08-14-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By jackbombay

Rear valve stem is crooked. That is one...

Rear valve stem is crooked.

That is one super sweet bike, I hope the new owner drills it into the ground for the next decade!
08-10-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,180
Posted By jackbombay

I don't think I could get used to doing that, at...

I don't think I could get used to doing that, at least not to the point where I'd feel the controls on each bike were totally intuitive.



YES!!!

I have a couple motorcycles and they are...
08-05-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By jackbombay

My tall bike has a 10 speed rear that I shift...

My tall bike has a 10 speed rear that I shift with friction thumb shifters, but thumb shifters are better for friction shifting than DT shifters as you have more accurate control over a shift lever...
07-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By jackbombay

That one would irk me too! On a fresh...

That one would irk me too!

On a fresh build I would ride to the LBS and buy another tube :-)
07-11-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By jackbombay

I'll feel that the headset is loose well before...

I'll feel that the headset is loose well before the cup falls off the top of the fork :-)
07-11-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By jackbombay

I think I win the "not enough stack height"...

I think I win the "not enough stack height" contest....

I could only fit the upper race on the fork, no threads above the race at all, so I just used red loctite on the race, adjusted it...
07-07-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 436,060
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I am really happy with this bike...

Thanks! I am really happy with this bike functionally and cosmetically!

The rear triangle is a fork for the chains stays and a wishbone seat stay setup for the seat stays, with a top tub slid...
07-05-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By jackbombay

That is a killer dumpster find!!!!! I...

That is a killer dumpster find!!!!!

I doubt I'll ever own a Raleigh 3 speed that old, but I do certainly daydream about it!
07-05-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By jackbombay

:thumb: The outer 4-5 threads don't even...

:thumb:

The outer 4-5 threads don't even get touched by the tap, I have zero qualms about retapping Raleigh BB shells!
07-05-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By jackbombay

I love chrome cottered cranks too! I have...

I love chrome cottered cranks too!

I have a super course with them, not a Heron head chainring of course, but, I like/appreciate most anything bicycle related and I do take my resto modded 3...
07-05-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By jackbombay

Resto mod Raleigh are just so sweet! 650b,...

Resto mod Raleigh are just so sweet!

650b, centerpull brakes, Campy crank, aluminum bar and stem, this bike is such a sweet townie!
...
06-30-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,011
Posted By jackbombay

https://i0.wp.com/lolzombie.com/wp-content/uploads...

https://i0.wp.com/lolzombie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/stubborn.jpg?w=469&ssl=1
06-28-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By jackbombay

That Dana bottom bracket transmission is a new...

That Dana bottom bracket transmission is a new one to me!
06-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,846
Posted By jackbombay

I don't know how long it took you to put this...

I don't know how long it took you to put this list together, but it's amazing, and I can fully appreciate it for it's unvarnished truth and subtle nuance!



Continental or nothing! ;-)
06-25-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By jackbombay

You had me at the Nervex lugs!

You had me at the Nervex lugs!
06-22-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By jackbombay

No front brake, I know its a bit risky, I may add...

No front brake, I know its a bit risky, I may add a front brake, but it really would change the whole dynamic of the bike, having to use the coaster makes you have to think about foot position so...
06-22-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I really like the history around Tommy,...

Thanks! I really like the history around Tommy, this is one of the better websites I've found with info about his accomplishments, Tommy Godwin | Long Distance Legend (http://www.tommygodwin.com/)
...
06-22-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By jackbombay

205 miles on my Schwinn.

Not my Continental though, my 3 speed coaster brake road bike, 1988 Schwinn Premis.

https://i.postimg.cc/MGVFhxpJ/A4AD5B65-F18E-4947-B9C7-607C227C2191.jpg (https://postimg.cc/7CP92FzK)

Tommy...
06-20-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 214,046
Posted By jackbombay

I love the omnipresence of Sturmey Archer 3...

I love the omnipresence of Sturmey Archer 3 speeds in old photos with bicycles :love:
06-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,180
Posted By jackbombay

I figured it out! I had cut the axle shorter...

I figured it out!

I had cut the axle shorter on the drive side and did not double nut that side of the axle as this hub is "supposed" to be set up according to the instructions, because thats...
06-18-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 335,480
Posted By jackbombay

My final weight is a bit over 27 pounds for this...

My final weight is a bit over 27 pounds for this build, the only weight reduction from stock was the aluminum seatpost.

I actually added weight back on with my DIY tripilizer and granny ring.
...
06-17-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,904
Posted By jackbombay

I love the tandem Mixte frame!

I love the tandem Mixte frame!
06-16-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,180
Posted By jackbombay

I love that bike!

I love that bike!
06-15-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,180
Posted By jackbombay

Looks like improper hardening of the sun gear led...

Looks like improper hardening of the sun gear led to failure? Or????

I have been putting some serious smash on the cranks on this bike lately, but I've done that will all my sturmey products for...
06-15-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,180
Posted By jackbombay

Well, something blew up in the 3 speed hub on my...

Well, something blew up in the 3 speed hub on my 3 speed coaster brake road bike on a ride today, lost 1st and 3rd, was able to finish the ride in just 2nd though at least. Autopsy tomorrow...
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