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09-06-22, 07:31 AM
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Posted By bikamper

This POS. It seemed like such a good idea at the...

This POS. It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
https://i.imgur.com/4yzyO6Wl.jpg

So far, I fixed the front brake and ditched the less than adequate Bendix 70 or 76 coaster brake. I've...
09-04-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,949
Posted By bikamper

After two more knee surgeries and a rebuilt left...

After two more knee surgeries and a rebuilt left foot which may, or may not, have been related to the 'August Unpleasantness Of 2007', I'm doing pretty good for an Old Retired Phart.
09-04-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 576
Posted By bikamper

I hope I can kind of help. I do ride a 3 speed...

I hope I can kind of help. I do ride a 3 speed fixed gear, though neither an ASC nor an S3X. I use a modified FW converted to a 3 speed fixed gear using some parts from a trashed S5. It's also in a...
09-03-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By bikamper

I've owned five. I still have my first two, a...

I've owned five. I still have my first two, a 1981 710 and a 1990 600gt. The 710 was bought new and is still close to stock. The 600gt was bought as a frameset and I hung my choice of parts on it for...
08-06-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By bikamper

It's Delightful, It's De Lovely, It's DeSoto

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember that and I own one. Actually two, if you count this nasty looking DeSoto trike that followed me home this week.
https://i.imgur.com/4yzyO6W.jpg
The earliest Rice...
05-22-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,980
Posted By bikamper

I took the 1970 Gitane Mexico out for its maiden...

I took the 1970 Gitane Mexico out for its maiden ride last Sunday. It didn't break and I didn't die, so it was a grand day out.
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05-16-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26,422
Views: 3,813,696
Posted By bikamper

I had to miss it this year, but are you sure it...

I had to miss it this year, but are you sure it was trading notes and not trading flasks at the top of Bay City Hill. ;)
05-11-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By bikamper

Thanks. Prior to the May 72 issue, I'd never...

Thanks. Prior to the May 72 issue, I'd never heard of PBP. 19 years later, I rode it. This article is what lit the spark.The link to the 1991 event brought back names and memories from nearly 31...
04-02-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26,422
Views: 3,813,696
Posted By bikamper

I bought my 68 Superbe 15 years ago and the...

I bought my 68 Superbe 15 years ago and the Dynohub was mounted to the left. It still is.
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04-02-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,564
Posted By bikamper

I wanted an S3X so bad I could taste it. I got...

I wanted an S3X so bad I could taste it. I got one for a b'day present years ago. It's still in the box.

A short history of the Cheesy hubs.

The 2 Speed SA is made from a post 1963/pre-SunRace...
03-30-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,564
Posted By bikamper

I started riding fixed in 95 on a Schwinn...

I started riding fixed in 95 on a Schwinn Paramount track bike I got in trade for a Miyata Country Runner. Schwinn was too big for me and geared too high, so I sold it for a phenomenal fee. Fast...
03-26-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,980
Posted By bikamper

Nahh-it's bone stock.:D

Nahh-it's bone stock.:D
03-24-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 34,705
Posted By bikamper

This ...

This
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These
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03-20-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikamper

I still have my Robin Hood Lenton Sports I got...

I still have my Robin Hood Lenton Sports I got new in 1970. It used to look like the one in the CL listing but had a Wrights W3N saddle on it instead of that couch cushion. Huret Allvit chain movers,...
03-19-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,980
Posted By bikamper

Getting close to wrapping up this one. Early 70s...

Getting close to wrapping up this one. Early 70s Gitane Mexico. This will be the only single speed fixed gear in the fixed gear herd.
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03-12-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 117,874
Posted By bikamper

https://live.staticflickr.com/2899/14039751219_eff...

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03-11-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By bikamper

My 1947 Monark Rocket. Before anyone points out...

My 1947 Monark Rocket. Before anyone points out the incorrect chain ring and chain guard, yes they are. Built to ride, not to hide.
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03-11-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,300
Posted By bikamper

I prefer a good mechanical watch but as I am in a...

I prefer a good mechanical watch but as I am in a different time zone every week and need accuracy, I have two of these Casio Atomics. They are dead nuts to the second. I can also beat the hell out...
03-09-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,321
Posted By bikamper

This is Buster. He's a Border...

This is Buster. He's a Border Collie/Pointer/Terrier mix.
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Buster is seven years old and moved in with us two weeks ago. His...
03-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26,422
Views: 3,813,696
Posted By bikamper

The newest/oldest member of the 3 speed fleet. ...

The newest/oldest member of the 3 speed fleet.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51512448926_589be413ee_z.jpg
The badge says Huffy but the frame says Raleigh Sports. It has a weldment for a chain...
02-25-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26,422
Views: 3,813,696
Posted By bikamper

old's'cool-A lot of detailed technical info here....

old's'cool-A lot of detailed technical info here.
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hadland/gear.html

Won't argue the range or steps with you as far as 3 speed hubs are concerned, but don't...
01-05-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,972
Posted By bikamper

Yep, I run SA Elites on my brevet bike and have...

Yep, I run SA Elites on my brevet bike and have had zero issues in 20+ years.

While descending a very steep hill at 50+mph in France in '91 I had to grab a few handfuls of brake lever to panic...
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