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04-01-20, 09:14 PM
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Posted By thumpism

You're right. Check out the frame angles and BB...

You're right. Check out the frame angles and BB height in the smaller photos. Must make for an odd riding sensation with those super slack angles and that drop.
04-01-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 55
Posted By thumpism

I use the Hozan tool. Hammer and punch will work...

I use the Hozan tool. Hammer and punch will work to remove but they're a little indelicate for fine adjusting on reassembly.
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04-01-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By thumpism

You need something with a little more heft. Photo...

You need something with a little more heft. Photo of the setup nearly complete. ...
04-01-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,884
Posted By thumpism

Be sure to post a better pic of the shop sticker...

Be sure to post a better pic of the shop sticker in the Shop Stickers thread.
04-01-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By thumpism

Finished my portion of the new cutting table and...

Finished my portion of the new cutting table and hand-trucked it down the hill to the den door to get it into the house and its ultimate destination, the sewing room. She'll install the drawers in...
03-30-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By thumpism

Yours is a size smaller than the one I started...

Yours is a size smaller than the one I started with, a $40 frameset that I stripped and had numerous braze-ons added. The 022 feels a little whippy to me but it's a good city bike. I may go back to...
03-30-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By thumpism

I got this little 500A Flandria when a lady...

I got this little 500A Flandria when a lady brought it into the shop to have it fixed up for a grandchild, but the estimate scared her so she agreed to sell it to me. Once fixed up it lived in front...
03-30-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

Alyeska was more of a tourer with canti brakes...

Alyeska was more of a tourer with canti brakes and a triple crank. Such a stem does look wrong but it works if you need the lift. I have a couple in use.
03-30-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By thumpism

Here's one of my Breeze adapters in use on a B66...

Here's one of my Breeze adapters in use on a B66 on my Cimarron.

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03-30-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By thumpism

Trade it for something you like better.

Trade it for something you like better.
03-30-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By thumpism

Describe the bike make and model. We might know...

Describe the bike make and model. We might know what it is.
03-29-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By thumpism

They need a flux capacitor.

They need a flux capacitor.
03-29-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By thumpism

Sewing room project for my wife. She's long had a...

Sewing room project for my wife. She's long had a drop-leaf cutting table with a narrow top and gate legs (swing out) to hold up the leaves. She wanted one larger and with storage, so bought two IKEA...
03-28-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

For those of you who did not click the link, text...

For those of you who did not click the link, text from the ad: "Classic Raleigh Super Course, ( think back to Greg Lamont Tour de France Model) great bike in working condition..."

Bianchigirll ,...
03-28-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By thumpism

PM sent.

PM sent.
03-28-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By thumpism

More likely than three Nishikis with quadruple...

More likely than three Nishikis with quadruple pulleys.
03-28-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By thumpism

I'll volunteer my imaginary carbon fiber bench...

I'll volunteer my imaginary carbon fiber bench vise to assist with the assembly.
03-28-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! Somebody will be along to help you...

Welcome! Somebody will be along to help you decode the serial number. Not my specialty.
03-28-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By thumpism

Oilheads aren't '70s!

Oilheads aren't '70s!
03-28-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By thumpism

You should find an old Raleigh Sports in terrible...

You should find an old Raleigh Sports in terrible condition to slide under that saddle, then hang it on the wall of a coffee shop.
03-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By thumpism

Yeah, not familiar with those levers, so what you...

Yeah, not familiar with those levers, so what you describe would make my suggested setup undesirable. It would really only work with the AGCs. Time to buy more parts!...
03-28-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By thumpism

I've wrapped barcon cables all the way up (on the...

I've wrapped barcon cables all the way up (on the inside curve of the tops), but that was with conventional brake levers and at a customer's request so I don't know about the long term results. Never...
03-28-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! 26" is usually a 559mm bead seat...

Welcome! 26" is usually a 559mm bead seat diameter and 27.5" is 584mm, so maybe. Depends on brakes, bridges and some other stuff.
03-28-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By thumpism

No pix? Here's one of "social parkancing"...

No pix?


Here's one of "social parkancing" I saw today at a nearby battlefield park....
03-28-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22,406
Views: 2,433,568
Posted By thumpism

Looks like one of the Dutch production bikes,...

Looks like one of the Dutch production bikes, loop with a 3CB.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/848220862297168/
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03-28-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

Tiny tourer. ...

Tiny tourer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544298506196165/
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03-28-20, 07:53 AM
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Views: 2,433,568
Posted By thumpism

Coastal brakes! ...

Coastal brakes!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/533494337294233/
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03-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

Greg Lamont?!? ...

Greg Lamont?!?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/153624662292551/
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03-28-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22,406
Views: 2,433,568
Posted By thumpism

More root beer! ...

More root beer!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/533119714250310/
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03-28-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22,406
Views: 2,433,568
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/22109317...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/221093179007598/
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03-28-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/22967531...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/229675318179027/
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03-28-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

My size! ...

My size!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2393890747386986/
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03-28-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

Vitus! ...

Vitus!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/608819986516214/
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03-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By thumpism

Belgian block is worse. ...

Belgian block is worse.
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03-27-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 58,256
Posted By thumpism

Yes, they had four shops altogether; three in...

Yes, they had four shops altogether; three in Raleigh and one in Cary at the time I called on them. Good folks.
03-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By thumpism

I also have a couple of different ones about the...

I also have a couple of different ones about the same size.
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03-27-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By thumpism

Got a bare Lotus MTB frame that I built up with...

Got a bare Lotus MTB frame that I built up with sample items from our catalog at the time as a demo bike; rigid first (Pepperoni fork?), then with a Lawwill Leader fork....
03-27-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By thumpism

Bike left, correct left is what worked for me.

Bike left, correct left is what worked for me.
03-27-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By thumpism

Speaking of Nishikis, I found a Cresta GT a...

Speaking of Nishikis, I found a Cresta GT a couple of months ago after searching for an '80s tourer. I've since added a Jim Blackburn front rack and my usual VP clipless pedals and will probably add...
03-27-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By thumpism

Was that a response to my suggestion? I suspect...

Was that a response to my suggestion? I suspect that Jobst Brandt would want the spacing of the fork tips to be correct, so if you move one fork blade you would also move the other.
03-27-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By thumpism

Back in my shop days we did test rides after...

Back in my shop days we did test rides after every assembly and "hands off" was one of our test modes. If the bike did not track straight we'd tweak the fork (in the bike) to fix it. Bike goes left,...
03-27-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 58,256
Posted By thumpism

Very easy to do. Next time you post a pic pay...

Very easy to do. Next time you post a pic pay attention to the position of your cursor in the body of your reply. If it is not on the line below your text then the photo will wind up next to the last...
03-27-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

^ With buyers lined up for a frame that tall....

^ With buyers lined up for a frame that tall. Meanwhile...

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03-26-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By thumpism

Not a Klein product. There were several...

Not a Klein product. There were several aftermarket ones. We'll need a photo.

Some had recessed 5-sided keys, while others used different configurations. Photo.
03-26-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By thumpism

It works best when you wear those huge...

It works best when you wear those huge bellbottoms. No chainguard, no problem.
03-25-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 54,877
Views: 7,796,100
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/22244633...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/222446332290564/
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03-25-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By thumpism

That horse had handlebars?!?

That horse had handlebars?!?
03-25-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,052
Posted By thumpism

Sawzall does fine. My wife wanted to sift all the...

Sawzall does fine. My wife wanted to sift all the dirt in her garden area (a considerable area, down to about 6" deep) and I told her I'd think of something, mostly so that I would not have to be the...
03-25-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By thumpism

Good for Durham! Knew I liked that town.

Good for Durham! Knew I liked that town.
03-24-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By thumpism

O.M.A.S. and others made bolt-in adaptors that...

O.M.A.S. and others made bolt-in adaptors that take a conventional threaded bottom bracket, cartridge or standard. This one is missing one of the four bolts. Apologies for the focus. ...
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