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01-11-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,306
Posted By Murray Missile

I suggested to his Dad that he help me fix his...

I suggested to his Dad that he help me fix his BMX bike and then he can sell it, he thought that was a great idea. I'm kind of surprised Dad let the BMX get in disrepair but it did so I'll take...
01-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,306
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10...

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10 Yr. old Grandson and I put together the MTB "kit" I gave him for Christmas. He had outgrown his BMX bike and wanted a MTB so he could keep up with...
01-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, we finally got the build done. We had a...

Well, we finally got the build done. We had a great time and he was seriously interested in how things went together. It was a blast, however our photographer got distracted talking recipes with our...
01-02-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Murray Missile

I have this '87 hanging over my work bench. I'm...

I have this '87 hanging over my work bench. I'm not wild about the color but the paint and decals are almost perfect so I can live with it. When I finally get around to it it's probably getting...
12-31-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By Murray Missile

Nice. :thumb:I was the 2nd caller on this One...

Nice. :thumb:I was the 2nd caller on this One Thousand a few days ago, it was rough but my size and only $50. Caller number one took it, probably just as well I have too many projects as it is.
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12-29-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,590
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and...

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and easily triggered" one I'd have a long list but oddly nothing comes to mind. I don't know, must be the "Dirty Bastard" ale talking LOL, I'm feeling...
12-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,236
Posted By Murray Missile

I keep a couple 55 Gal. contractor bags under the...

I keep a couple 55 Gal. contractor bags under the driver's seat in the car. I've come across bikes for sale while away from home without my bike rack or have needed to transport a bike under adverse...
12-25-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Murray Missile

Home run!!! He was thrilled and got a little...

Home run!!! He was thrilled and got a little choked up. :D:D:D
12-25-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,236
Posted By Murray Missile

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner, seriously. I use...

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner, seriously. I use the stuff they sell at NAPA and buy it by the case for cleaning derailleurs, etc.. My friend owned a garage and even though his mechanics used those...
12-24-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By Murray Missile

Like just about everyone else I used to throw...

Like just about everyone else I used to throw them away, now I save them. Especially the old red and yellow wheel reflectors which unfortunately are usually rusted to the spokes. If I acquire an...
12-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Murray Missile

GOOD LUCK! The experience will live on long after...

GOOD LUCK! The experience will live on long after the bike is gone. Money can't buy that.
12-22-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Murray Missile

Stocking stuffer for 10 year old.

My Grandson has outgrown his BMX and needs a bigger bike and he wants a MTB. He likes models, puzzles, etc. and his parents and I came up with a scheme to stimulate his natural mechanical abilities...
12-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol: I got it even if nobody else did LOL. I've...

:lol: I got it even if nobody else did LOL. I've had 2 brand new Kenda K34's do this.........
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12-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Murray Missile

When you know better but..... Waring: Gitane Interclub content.

The Interclub saga continues.... I wasn't going to paint it but I figured I have enough bikes with patina so I've found a close color in an aerosol paint I'm familiar with and it has decent...
12-01-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,306
Posted By Murray Missile

This may not count but I'm in the middle of a...

This may not count but I'm in the middle of a major shop reorganization. I've purged most of my old car parts and many of my automotive tools except for what I need for my old truck and I'm making...
11-11-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,793
Posted By Murray Missile

It's not the destination for me, it's the...

It's not the destination for me, it's the journey. I see something that interests me, fits and the price is right I buy it. My tastes are quite eclectic and I prefer bikes that need work, I enjoy...
11-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,695
Posted By Murray Missile

Another fan of the Lambert/Viscount outer ring. I...

Another fan of the Lambert/Viscount outer ring. I have a set salvaged off a Lambert and a set of 180mm Cyclotouriste arms waiting for just the right build.
11-11-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,927
Posted By Murray Missile

My guidelines for buying a "vintage" bike: 1...

My guidelines for buying a "vintage" bike:

1 - Do I like it?
2 - Does it fit?
3 - Am I comfortable with the price?

Nothing daunting about that.
11-06-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 628,754
Posted By Murray Missile

Does FedEx count? This arrived just as I was...

Does FedEx count? This arrived just as I was sitting down to lunch. Late 70's Peugeot PRN10 24.5" fameset and misc. pieces courtesy of Senior Ryder 00.
...
11-05-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Murray Missile

This the place to be, these guys are a wealth of...

This the place to be, these guys are a wealth of knowledge and a fairly mellow bunch. They even tolerate my nonsense and that's saying something
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11-03-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Murray Missile

Good point! :thumb:

Good point! :thumb:
11-03-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Murray Missile

I sure wouldn't ditch a nice frame for that! ...

I sure wouldn't ditch a nice frame for that!

Remove the cup, drill a hole at the end of the crack to stop it from propogating, "v" it with a pencil grinder and have it TIG welded. A "good"...
11-01-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Murray Missile

Responses in bold in the quote text....... ...

Responses in bold in the quote text.......



I hadn't mentioned it earlier but a Gitane Tour de France frameset may also be coming my way. That one may get my 1st gen. Shimano Crane RD, 1st gen....
10-29-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,541
Posted By Murray Missile

And I'll second THIS too! :thumb:

And I'll second THIS too! :thumb:
10-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,902
Posted By Murray Missile

If it helps the Chinese PO never screwed up any...

If it helps the Chinese PO never screwed up any of my shipments when I used to buy parts from there. It's when USPS got their hands on it that things went awry, astray and AWOL. I'll keep my fingers...
10-23-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By Murray Missile

Not identical to mine but very close. I do one or...

Not identical to mine but very close. I do one or two a year so this is more than adequate for my needs.
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10-23-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,541
Posted By Murray Missile

Likewise. Took an '88 GT Karakoram in trade that...

Likewise. Took an '88 GT Karakoram in trade that had a TA triple. Pulled the crank and it was, "Hello. 🤔 What have we here?". Then.... 😲😎😎😎😎😎 It's safely stashed away for the right bike.
10-23-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Murray Missile

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped...

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped dropouts and claw mount derailleur hangers. The hanger is held in position by a small bolt, either or through an axle spacer in the dropout or a hole...
10-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Murray Missile

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser...

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser appears to be a pretty low end bike with 1 Pc. Ashtabula cranks and steel wheels. I'd just make the Laser functional the way it is and ride it or sell...
10-22-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,541
Posted By Murray Missile

I'll 2nd that.

I'll 2nd that.
10-21-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,653
Posted By Murray Missile

The "super" scale is exponential, not linear....

The "super" scale is exponential, not linear. ;)
10-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By Murray Missile

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a...

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a long and happy one.
10-19-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

The grungier they are the more satisfaction I get...

The grungier they are the more satisfaction I get from bringing them back to decent condition. I think I can be content just doing a preservation on the original paint on this one, detailing it,...
10-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Murray Missile

Both cages look slightly bent to me and in a...

Both cages look slightly bent to me and in a twist causing the two pulleys to be out of alignment to each other.
10-18-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14,149
Views: 3,089,721
Posted By Murray Missile

Friday night a 1981 Peugeot PXN10...... ...

Friday night a 1981 Peugeot PXN10......

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This afternoon this mid-70's...
10-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Murray Missile

Just bought a real Cherry.....

Seriously, it's a "Cherry" manufactured by Nissan Cycles. It was $45 and had 2 brand new Kenda gumwall K35's on it, I couldn't pass it up at that price. Plus it's my size and is in pretty decent...
10-17-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

Pics Round 2

I apologize if there are repeats......

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10-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly........

The more I look at it the more I think it's getting a repaint, especially since VeloCal reproduces all the decals in a wide range of colors. Given the overall condition of the bike I would likely do...
10-16-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

We, the bike and I, are home. The guy turned out...

We, the bike and I, are home. The guy turned out to actually be super cool and you should see the rod brake Raleigh he has! He admitted he's not really a bike guy but he picked it up to flip and...
10-16-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By Murray Missile

This Grandpa knows what his next bike accessory...

This Grandpa knows what his next bike accessory will be. ;)
10-16-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

In the words of the immortal Etta James, " Aaaaat...

In the words of the immortal Etta James, " Aaaaat laaaast..... " It's on for 5:30 this evening. Says he's out of town and will be back late afternoon. Got the " look" from my better half but I've...
10-15-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

Very nice bike. I like the color a lot too. The...

Very nice bike. I like the color a lot too. The pearl white is nice but I was always a sucker for metallic or pearl aqua, teal, etc. I saw that color in the catalog and would be thrilled if this one...
10-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm creeping up on the "Do I even really want it...

I'm creeping up on the "Do I even really want it now?" phase.
10-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

Did some more digging and it looks like the guy...

Did some more digging and it looks like the guy is a flipper but mostly cars, motorcycles, furniture and BSO's. That explains a lot and now I can pick it apart with a clear conscience.
10-14-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,530
Posted By Murray Missile

You could be right but I'm not getting that vibe....

You could be right but I'm not getting that vibe. From his FB page I think he's bucks up and just doesn't want to bother. High dollar house, cars, motorcycle. He's not a "bike guy", probably bought...
10-13-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By Murray Missile

Handlebars rotating in the stem is one thing but...

Handlebars rotating in the stem is one thing but have you ever had the stem come loose and your handlebars suddenly turn 90 degrees to the bike? It is NOT fun. And you're talking about a lot of...
10-12-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Murray Missile

Geez, you'd think on a vintage bike they would...

Geez, you'd think on a vintage bike they would have had the decency to keep it period correct. #9 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) baling wire wrapped around the...
10-12-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By Murray Missile

I've successfully fixed a badly dented head tube....

I've successfully fixed a badly dented head tube. That said, head tubes are open at both ends plus there was a fair amount of paint loss. Based on personal experience..... embrace it as a page in the...
10-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By Murray Missile

I've seen more people out riding bikes in my...

I've seen more people out riding bikes in my little hick town of 900 people than I've seen in the past 10 years combined. I've also had a lot of them coming to me to resuscitate their rusty, dusty...
10-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By Murray Missile

If the 27" wheels are good I keep them, if they...

If the 27" wheels are good I keep them, if they aren't and I don't have any good 27's then I go 700 but so far I've had plenty of good 27's when I needed them.
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