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05-13-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 110,269
Posted By Prowler

Ghost bike on the Schuykill River Trail. Been...

Ghost bike on the Schuykill River Trail. Been there a couple of months. RIP Wilson. Holding up very well in the weather.

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05-13-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17,249
Views: 1,853,065
Posted By Prowler

A very nice day here in Penn's Woods. Cycled lots...

A very nice day here in Penn's Woods. Cycled lots of the SRT and looped Valley Forge National Park. Stopped to visit with Friedrich Von for a bit. I'd seen on FB that the cousins were in Philadelphia...
05-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,066
Posted By Prowler

What is that lining tool called? I don't know...

What is that lining tool called? I don't know what to search for. Am I the only one tempted to buy one?
05-12-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 407,901
Posted By Prowler

No wrenching on my bikes but we made our first...

No wrenching on my bikes but we made our first interstate trip since you-know-what started. Got to see the grandkids. Spent time with 3 year old Benjamin and his glider bike. My son, his Dad, does...
05-12-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,750
Posted By Prowler

+1 on the QR compressing the axle. I made a pair...

+1 on the QR compressing the axle. I made a pair of "handles" that provide the material the dropouts would when I adjust wheel bearings. I lock the hubs and the QR with a handle at each end to...
05-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 407,901
Posted By Prowler

I've been intending to service the Suntour DT...

I've been intending to service the Suntour DT shifters on my Fuji but kept putting it off. "But the derailleurs are tuned so nicely and work so great. I just don't want to pull the cables so I can...
05-01-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Prowler

I should be appalled but these touch a soft spot....

I should be appalled but these touch a soft spot. Reminds me of the mini bike my brother and I created way back. T frame fab'd by the kid up the street with a HT and fork welded on. I salvaged an...
04-29-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Prowler

Follow-up: I did rummage around and found a...

Follow-up: I did rummage around and found a couple of the extracting inserts D as well as the lever C. Have not found an adaptation insert E yet. I also confirmed that both tool pin ends will grip a...
04-28-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17,249
Views: 1,853,065
Posted By Prowler

Beautiful day. First day in the 80s this year....

Beautiful day. First day in the 80s this year. First ride in shorts and t-shirt. For various reasons, too awkward to get in to, I have been off the "good bikes" for 6 months. In the winter I use the...
04-28-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Prowler

Thank you T-Mar. The tool on the right in the...

Thank you T-Mar. The tool on the right in the photo is just what I have though there are no makers markings on it. We have other Eldi and VAR and Campy tools so I'm familiar with those brandings. Not...
04-28-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Prowler

Curious old tool - recognize it?

A friend has a couple of boxes of old tools, mostly bike tools. Revered names like VAR, Eldi, Campagnolo, etc. Its fun seeing them and identifying what they're for. But one has me stumped. I'm...
04-21-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 407,901
Posted By Prowler

Since I don't know that it cannot be done, I...

Since I don't know that it cannot be done, I would fab a new strap from sheet aluminum, maybe chop a scrap of gutter. May need some sort of block from aluminum or hardwood for the bolt block and...
04-18-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Prowler

Thanks for the info. I'm always looking for...

Thanks for the info. I'm always looking for interesting new problem solvers. I'm also helping a friend with his, somewhat booming, restoration business and will probably need this information.
04-09-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Prowler

Thanks. So, basically one locks the removal tool...

Thanks. So, basically one locks the removal tool into the cup ID then use a drift to "tap" on the end of the tool from the other side of the hub, eh? I'd not thought of that. That's how I removed...
04-06-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,940
Posted By Prowler

As I now have 11 bikes, road, touring, mtn,...

As I now have 11 bikes, road, touring, mtn, drops, flat bar, etc, and ride year round so a wide variety of clothing combinations, I decided I needed ONE solution for key things like the phone and the...
04-06-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Prowler

Mad, for us woodworkers and art history majors,...

Mad, for us woodworkers and art history majors, how so you get the race/cup out? After the tool is locked into the cup ID, then what? I did this transplant on a hub once but was able to tap the...
04-03-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Prowler

A caution: With the help of articles by Andrew R...

A caution: With the help of articles by Andrew R Stewart , I was able to correct the fork alignment on my Fuji TS III and check and tweek the alignment on 4 other bikes over this past winter. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Prowler

Many new bikes come packed with tubes of closed...

Many new bikes come packed with tubes of closed cell foam on the frame. You don't want to know how much of that stuff goes to land fills. However those tubes make very good frame protectors. I keep...
04-01-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 178,061
Posted By Prowler

Another "saved from the dump" for someone....

Another "saved from the dump" for someone. Salvaged off a bike heading for the knackers. Each folding basket is 13" x 8" by 9" deep. Mounting clips included for securing to a rear rack. All steel and...
03-25-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 407,901
Posted By Prowler

Well I've acquired a fairly useless skill set...

Well I've acquired a fairly useless skill set and, within 200 yards of my house, I'm the foremost authority. I'm helping a friend restore a couple of Huffy Yellow Submarine bikes. They each have...
03-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Prowler

I'm glad my unspeakable experiments helped the...

I'm glad my unspeakable experiments helped the OP. I've been very happy with the way my C'dale front bag rides. It's been several years with it and no worries. The one I made was a one off using...
03-20-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By Prowler

Is the brake bridge crushed or are we just seeing...

Is the brake bridge crushed or are we just seeing little of it because they used the curved "moon washers" on both sides? Looks like the later to me.
03-20-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By Prowler

I have half step plus granny on my 87 Voyegeur...

I have half step plus granny on my 87 Voyegeur and had it on my Fuji TS III. I suspect the half step if good for loaded touring - used the Schwinn for my "forced march" on the GAP a couple of years...
03-20-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Prowler

I get it too. I, literally, pulled my '74...

I get it too. I, literally, pulled my '74 Gitaine Gypsy Sport out of the dumpster at the recycle station many years ago. My original intent was to just use the frame to practice lug lining but it...
03-17-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17,249
Views: 1,853,065
Posted By Prowler

A nice day (for mid march) and my first trip on...

A nice day (for mid march) and my first trip on the Schuylkill River Trail since around New Years. Almost all dry pavement and no ice left. A very good ride. Happy to ride today as they predict 1" of...
03-17-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 671,018
Posted By Prowler

Thanks. I used the graphics/jersey/embroidery...

Thanks. I used the graphics/jersey/embroidery team gugie put together, why buck wisdom and success. Oregon Cyclewear who coordinated with Spectrum for the embroidery. Spectrum has gugie's graphics on...
03-16-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Prowler

I agree that S depends on the various tire...

I agree that S depends on the various tire widths. You don't want it too wide or the bike will lean over vs stand straight. D depends on the tire's diameter. Narrow enough to keep the tire just...
03-15-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Prowler

Without dimensions I can't tell for sure, but it...

Without dimensions I can't tell for sure, but it looks like the tool for an emergency roadside fixed cup removal when your square taper BB is in trouble. Boy I can sure recall the times I wished I'd...
03-15-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By Prowler

Got a sewing machine? Ditty bags (aka kit bags)...

Got a sewing machine? Ditty bags (aka kit bags) are very easy to make. I make em with a draw string top then lash them to the saddle with a toe strap. The most recent one I made used material from...
03-12-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 671,018
Posted By Prowler

Having survived the past year, a year that...

Having survived the past year, a year that offered more challenges than any I can remember, I decided to treat myself. I've wanted a nice merino wool jersey for a long time and greatly admired the...
03-11-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,413
Posted By Prowler

+1 drop bolt. I have one of these on the rear...

+1 drop bolt. I have one of these on the rear caliper of my Crescent. DiaCompe G calipers. It's been rock solid and "never needs repair". 700c wheels. No problem.
03-07-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,782
Posted By Prowler

Sort of an aside here but a friend has a pile of...

Sort of an aside here but a friend has a pile of old bike tools, many that he does not understand. One, I realized, is a vintage Eldi spoke nipper. Odd looking tool with a pair of round heads that...
03-07-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By Prowler

AFAIK soldering iron tips are copper or a copper...

AFAIK soldering iron tips are copper or a copper alloy. May be way too soft for excavations. It's great having a variety of dental pick. Quite useful for this job. And I don't think a hair dryer...
03-07-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Prowler

Love the mobile work bench. Nice bike. Last...

Love the mobile work bench. Nice bike. Last summer I rehabilitated a nice Lotus mixte for my daughter in law. Good bikes, even the entry level units. As you can guess, that Lotus is still up in...
03-04-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By Prowler

This example and the one Kurt posted sure look...

This example and the one Kurt posted sure look like chrome plate flaking off a steel ring. Are these steel? Seems really stupid given how nice the alloy crank and rings below it are. And given the...
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By Prowler

Too cold here yesterday for open roads so I got...

Too cold here yesterday for open roads so I got on the rollers to do my Little Feat of endurance. Old Reynolds 531 frame but, really, I Waiting for Columbus.
03-01-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By Prowler

Very nice. Thanks. But you are the master. I...

Very nice. Thanks. But you are the master. I have that tap too and could never use it with a tap handle that large! Maybe cuz I'm a sparky vs a real engineer, but I use about the smallest wrench...
02-27-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17,249
Views: 1,853,065
Posted By Prowler

You may have heard that the "snow train" seems to...

You may have heard that the "snow train" seems to have ended here in the Mid-Atlantic. Lately I've been riding the snow blower instead of the bikes (other than on the trainers in the unheated shop)....
02-27-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,289
Posted By Prowler

My Corolla started growling badly last year which...

My Corolla started growling badly last year which got me thinking about a large hole and a complete exhaust system replacement. Eh, that could total the car. I crawled underneath and found a loose...
02-24-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Prowler

I've seen photos of Campy NR calipers that were...

I've seen photos of Campy NR calipers that were shipped from the factory with a non-metallic (maybe felt or cardboard) ring on the underside of the cable adjuster screw. As most of us know those...
02-19-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By Prowler

I mostly use fine and very fine wire wheels. The...

I mostly use fine and very fine wire wheels. The 6" fine wheel is on a low power bench grinder, a cloth wheel on the other end. I like the low power grinder as it cannot rip a small part out of...
02-18-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 178,061
Posted By Prowler

Yes, great. Please send PM and we'll sort the...

Yes, great. Please send PM and we'll sort the details.
02-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 178,061
Posted By Prowler

Another saved from the dump

TAKEN: Avocet saddle grabbed from a BSO headed for the grinder. Not a great saddle but may just suit your needs. Should fit a USPS medium Priority box = $15.50 for domestic addresses.
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02-18-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,927
Posted By Prowler

So true. Do we want a separate such thread for...

So true. Do we want a separate such thread for chrome players, map and all?

Or or roll those few providers into this thread?
02-17-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Prowler

Back during my, so called, career I traveled a...

Back during my, so called, career I traveled a lot and hotel'd a lot. One day it occurred to me that in all the builds I worked in I was always on the 3rd, 4th or 5th floor. And I went between...
02-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 165,985
Posted By Prowler

FYI, I'm giving away a small pile of Ross...

FYI, I'm giving away a small pile of Ross literature from the early 80s. Stuff saved from the dump. Feel free to check out

Pay it forward...
02-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 178,061
Posted By Prowler

More Saved from the Dump

Literally. Things are finally pretty slow at the LBS so we're cleaning house. Recently they tossed about 200lbs of literature that had been in drawers too long. Mostly current era stuff but I snagged...
02-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 853,438
Posted By Prowler

Road worthy again

This is the bike I've used for the GAP, the Pine Creek and several other lovely rides. Twice packed like a mule and several times running free. Last summer on the Pine Creek trail it rained over...
02-14-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Prowler

OP, thanks for the photo. I have my Kreitler...

OP, thanks for the photo. I have my Kreitler rollers set up in my workshop. I built a barn like sliding door between the shop and the machine room. I set up next to the door jam and that sliding...
02-13-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,958
Posted By Prowler

SN, I'll see your Buuuump and raise you one. As...

SN, I'll see your Buuuump and raise you one. As it's winter and the snow train keeps crossing the country and my home town, I'm mostly working out in the Folly (detached garage/shop). When doing my...
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