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11-28-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,552
Posted By top506

Tektro markets a disc caliper nowadays on the...

Tektro markets a disc caliper nowadays on the same concept.

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11-22-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By top506

Been there, done that. Works fine. Top

Been there, done that. Works fine.

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11-16-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By top506

I'll give canklecat first shot but if he passes...

I'll give canklecat first shot but if he passes I'll take the 12-25.

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11-16-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,618
Posted By top506

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Don't let the graphics fool you, it's really an Alan Record.
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11-05-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,643
Posted By top506

Jim and Sharon are fine, exchanged emails a...

Jim and
Sharon are fine, exchanged emails a couple of weeks ago.

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10-30-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,915
Posted By top506

We should have a 'Show Us Your Fat-Tubed AL...

We should have a 'Show Us Your Fat-Tubed AL Schwinn' thread.

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10-19-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By top506

FWIW, Schwinn licensed Klein's patent to build...

FWIW, Schwinn licensed Klein's patent to build these.

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10-18-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By top506

I picked up a 564 locally that had been trashed...

I picked up a 564 locally that had been trashed as a winter commuter. Had my local powdercoat guy refinish it and got new graphics from Velocals:

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10-17-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,278
Posted By top506

I would hope we're not a wine crowd....... ...

I would hope we're not a wine crowd.......

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09-13-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By top506

TA triplizers on the bay, 130 and 135 BCD

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124427733908?epid=21016784209&hash=item1cf8788b94:g:mdUAAOSwFvVfpYsw

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114503533116?epid=21016784209&hash=item1aa8f1423c:g:SW4AAOSwT3hfpYyt
09-13-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,349
Posted By top506

I thought that black matched the vibe of this...

I thought that black matched the vibe of this bike rather than skinwalls:


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09-11-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By top506

Let's try this again: CCRT Autumn ride.

The usual suspects know all about it, and all others welcome.Sunday Oct 10th at the Dennis trailhead. C&V themed but anything acceptable. Generally kicks off about 10 AM.
Didn't happen last year at...
09-09-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By top506

The ''repaired' FD was never on the old frame....

The ''repaired' FD was never on the old frame. FWIW, the screws don't make contact with the seat tube. I dressed them off flush with the ID of the mounting band.

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09-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By top506

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A Phil Wood BB will allow you to adjust the chain line for an easy double to...
09-05-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By top506

FWIW, I assemble crank sets dry. Top

FWIW, I assemble crank sets dry.

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09-01-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,850
Posted By top506

The paint on my early '80s proto-Preformance is...

The paint on my early '80s proto-Preformance is boring.


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08-31-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 274,671
Posted By top506

This thread re-surfaced in a timely manner, as I...

This thread re-surfaced in a timely manner, as I just finished overhauling this last week:

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08-28-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By top506

If this were 54cm it would already be on it's way...

If this were 54cm it would already be on it's way to Maine.

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08-28-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By top506

I think I paid a c-note for the Old Nail. The...

I think I paid a c-note for the Old Nail. The blue one was$ 60-75 for the frame and fork. I invested about $90 in the powdercoat and graphics and built it with stuff from the barn. Sold for $350.
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08-07-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By top506

A Superior barn find

The CL add just said 'Schwinn bicycle'. Lousy non-drive side pic. Short money, close enough to check out:

Just as found, Flicstand and all. I'll have to find a tall boy for this one! Stem has to...
08-04-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By top506

Pretty much squares with my experience with the...

Pretty much squares with my experience with the GPX equipped Ironman. Click...CLACK...THUNK!. Sunrace freewheel helped mightily.
I have had very good luck with a Sachs Aris freewheel working with...
07-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By top506

I'm inclined to agree. The rear DOs are Campy, as...

I'm inclined to agree. The rear DOs are Campy, as they are on my other GJ. The front are unmarked. The RD is the Campy-compatable version, with the stop cast into the upper pivot body eliminating the...
07-19-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By top506

Gifted with a mystery Motobecane

Was chatting with a customer on the job as he admired my Alan/Gurt on display when he said he had an old bike of his in the attic and did I want it. I said sure, thinking of a bike boom pug, Raleigh,...
07-09-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,113
Posted By top506

One good thing about the vid coverage: I no...

One good thing about the vid coverage: I no longer have to explain what a lead out is to my coworkers.

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06-13-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,382
Posted By top506

Last spring I got a lot of enjoyment out of a...

Last spring I got a lot of enjoyment out of a similar bike:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1198710-my-completely-nothing-special-italian-bike-boom-gaspipe-nostaglia-build.html

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06-09-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By top506

My '89 SR 500 'Black Lightning' is a rocket. ...

My '89 SR 500 'Black Lightning' is a rocket.

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06-08-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,177
Posted By top506

Well said. Top

Well said.

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06-03-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,177
Posted By top506

Looks like a solution looking for a problem. My...

Looks like a solution looking for a problem. My opinion only.

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05-12-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,595
Posted By top506

And here we are, just over a year later, with the...

And here we are, just over a year later, with the New Star hubs laced to Fiamme alloy rims and a Regina Oro I'd been hording.

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05-10-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By top506

That's almost too bad, as I really like those...

That's almost too bad, as I really like those high-flange cartridge bearing hubs. 7400 is tough to beat if you're not seduced by the aesthetics.
My Aerospace Pro came to me with those high-flange...
05-09-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,944
Posted By top506

My Gurt/Alan retained the Alan pantos. ...

My Gurt/Alan retained the Alan pantos.


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05-03-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,633
Posted By top506

When I was young and dumb I was introduced to the...

When I was young and dumb I was introduced to the phrase "embrace the suck".

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04-27-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,380
Posted By top506

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Just about done. It'll get it's own thread in about a week or so.

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04-27-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,997
Posted By top506

I had no qualms about mixing and matching Mavic...

I had no qualms about mixing and matching Mavic of different periods:


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04-19-21, 05:35 PM
04-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By top506

My '73 Schwinn Super Sport is running on the...

My '73 Schwinn Super Sport is running on the original tubes.

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03-24-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By top506

V GT. I just overhauled one of these: ...

V GT.
I just overhauled one of these:


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03-24-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,788
Posted By top506

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/571x363/moto_2_df1b830a2dc13536bdc089a62ddb7857d0d72d84.jpg

It's not one of the things I get super anal about, but I thought this Moto turned...
03-15-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By top506

Tufo sells the Jandd bag with their logo. Also...

Tufo sells the Jandd bag with their logo. Also best price around.

https://www.tufonorthamerica.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=341

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03-03-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,338
Posted By top506

Yes: ...

Yes:


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03-02-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,049
Posted By top506

2021 Cape Cod Rail Trail season opener.

OK, it's been a year now. We all have masks. Cleaning supplies are no longer a barter economy item. The vaccines are in distribution, some folks have had them already. And most importantly, there's...
03-02-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,090
Posted By top506

It's not a Corvette, it's a Cadillac! ...

It's not a Corvette, it's a Cadillac!


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Somewhat modified.

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02-07-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,087
Posted By top506

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/571x363/16_03f415c418d183ae014f206c07ac748d88d4a11a.jpg

I'd love to find the proper Jubliee bits for this '73 Grand Jubliee.

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01-08-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By top506

Yeah, I've done that in the past but don't have a...

Yeah, I've done that in the past but don't have a suitable pair of calipers on hand. If I have to source from outside my boneyard might as well do it right.

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01-05-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,014
Posted By top506

Can't even count the times I've done this...........

Can't even count the times I've done this........

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12-30-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 27,394
Posted By top506

How about 'goose neck'? Top

How about 'goose neck'?

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12-24-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,663
Posted By top506

Showed this to my wife- ME: See? I don't...

Showed this to my wife-

ME: See? I don't have a problem!

WIFE: But you have that many bikes in the barn.

ME:I do Not!

WIFE: Go count them.
12-19-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,654
Posted By top506

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-12-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,663
Posted By top506

Sold 5, acquired 3. Brought a dead Ironman...

Sold 5, acquired 3.

Brought a dead Ironman back to life:


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and rode like...
12-05-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,221
Posted By top506

Central Maine $50 blast and single color, frame...

Central Maine $50 blast and single color, frame and fork. Shop makes fencing, decking, and truck trailers/boxes with this as a side hustle. For the price I don't mind doing a little clean up on BB...
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