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04-20-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By wahoonc

Quarter inch luan plywood, paint/varnish and seal...

Quarter inch luan plywood, paint/varnish and seal the edges. Tack an old piece of indoor-outdoor carpet on it for comfort and traction. Then get some heavy nylon and mesh for the sides. Possibly...
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By wahoonc

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar merged. Around...

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar merged. Around NC/SC the bulk of the dollar stores in the rural areas are Dollar General. They work for a place to grab canned goods and such for dinners as well as Heet...
04-20-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By wahoonc

Yes. As best I can tell they were sold in the...

Yes. As best I can tell they were sold in the North America market and the UK from ~1987-1989. They came with flat bars rather than drops. Both of mine currently have drop bars, but I have flat bars...
04-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20,850
Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

Nah, close enough to the centerline not to make a...

Nah, close enough to the centerline not to make a difference IMHO.

Aaron :)
04-18-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By wahoonc

Got pictures? I have two Giant Excursions. Please...

Got pictures? I have two Giant Excursions. Please tell me the one you got is complete with racks, lights and generator? I am 6'2" with long legs and arms and typically ride frames from 21"-25.5"...
Forum: Touring
12-12-18, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,970
Posted By wahoonc

No pictures, however I have met people touring on...

No pictures, however I have met people touring on penny farthings, not sure if they were reproductions or original. My newest touring bike is a 1989, oldest was made in the 70s. To me it is more...
12-12-18, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20,850
Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

Welcome to the forums! Watch those Twentys......

Welcome to the forums!
Watch those Twentys... if you leave them alone in a dark place the multiply! :eek:

I have 3 (I think), one was my daily rider for a couple of years, still ride it at least...
12-07-18, 06:31 PM
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Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

I know mine would only be about 10% of that. If...

I know mine would only be about 10% of that. If it were all original maybe 30%.

Aaron :)
12-05-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20,850
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Posted By wahoonc

I am 6'-2" with long legs and ride a 21" frame...

I am 6'-2" with long legs and ride a 21" frame Sports with an extra long seat post. Rode one for years. Yes the 23" frame would be a better fit, but ya run what ya brung!

Bike is probably a 1973...
12-01-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,563
Posted By wahoonc

Only two I have that are black. Aaron...

Only two I have that are black.

Aaron :)https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20181125_100252055_020492a35900c32a3b19b15a39aea943bbf62901.jpg...
11-26-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By wahoonc

Keep 'em dry and they should do fine. Mine live...

Keep 'em dry and they should do fine. Mine live in an unconditioned shop, worst thing I have had happen was some mold growing on one due to excessive dampness caused by two back to back tropical...
11-25-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By wahoonc

1934-1955 was when the law was in force. Raleigh...

1934-1955 was when the law was in force. Raleigh continued to do the white tail for quite a while after that, it became a sort of trademark. It was not always done on export models to some countries....
11-24-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 126,123
Posted By wahoonc

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20181118_171728397_d61dd9c9340196adc1d48594bba9e943eb049b80.jpg
The Beast


Bought this back in 2009 in Iowa got it hauled...
11-24-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,103
Posted By wahoonc

:love: Except I use a 22... old age :50: ...

:love:
Except I use a 22... old age :50:

Aaron :)
Forum: Touring
11-24-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By wahoonc

Unfortunately thieves are everywhere and are...

Unfortunately thieves are everywhere and are opportunists.

I lost a fully loaded tour bike out of a locked garage 3 weeks prior to a trans continental tour back in 77. Managed to cobble together...
11-24-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By wahoonc

Or the paint peeled off? Or the bike was made for...

Or the paint peeled off? Or the bike was made for the export market?

Aaron:)
11-24-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20,850
Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

From the look of that spindle you either have...

From the look of that spindle you either have something that was cross threaded in the past or the BB faces aren't quite parallel.

Aaron:)
11-11-18, 01:47 PM
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Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

With the quality to match! Aaron...

With the quality to match!

Aaron :)https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/cimg0044_c1badb5aa022c3a1e7d79cce2c3cefd5a0fd38f8.jpg
11-11-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,334
Posted By wahoonc

Refreshing is my preference... I am cheap and...

Refreshing is my preference... I am cheap and lazy, I just want to ride.

Aaron :)
11-11-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,013
Posted By wahoonc

I have no problem with steel or alloy rims,...

I have no problem with steel or alloy rims, though I have worn out several alloy rims over the years. Never had to replace a steel rim due to the side collapsing from braking. :innocent:

My oldest...
11-11-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20,850
Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

It has pretty much held true all along. My 1972...

It has pretty much held true all along. My 1972 Superbe sold for ~$115 usd new, that inflates out to ~$700usd today. I bought a new city bike (Redline R530) back in 2006 that ran me ~$600usd, it is a...
11-11-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By wahoonc

No experience with any of them. However I would...

No experience with any of them. However I would go with one of the first two, mainly because of their reputation and the fact they have been in business for many years and have a good track record....
11-08-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20,850
Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

The old catalogs are all artwork rather than...

The old catalogs are all artwork rather than photos. I have seen it done both ways in the 50's, prior to that they seem to be on the left side.

Aaron :)
11-07-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20,850
Views: 1,990,770
Posted By wahoonc

Actually that may be the correct side fro that...

Actually that may be the correct side fro that dyno hub. The older ones went on the left side of the bike rather than the right, don't recall when they switched, some time in the 50's.

Aaron :)
11-07-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,984
Posted By wahoonc

If you buy something other than a major brand...

If you buy something other than a major brand like BobYak, Burley or the ExtraWheel, make sure parts are available. I have one of the Nashbar single wheel trailers, part of the hitch broke, parts are...
11-04-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By wahoonc

No problem with a coaster brake on a cruiser or...

No problem with a coaster brake on a cruiser or city bike, in fact I kind of like them for that application, I do at minimum mount a front brake of some sort. My current cruiser is a Schwinn 3 speed...
09-11-18, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By wahoonc

I use ponchos rather than rain coats, my urethane...

I use ponchos rather than rain coats, my urethane coated nylon ones will shake dry, dry enough. My old waxed cotton duck one not so much.
I shake it dry and fold it in on itself if I can't find a...
09-11-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By wahoonc

Looked okay to me ;) I went with the XL because...

Looked okay to me ;) I went with the XL because either me or my son will be riding the bike and we both are XL. :lol:

I will have to pop the wheels on the frame and get a picture later. Right...
09-10-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By wahoonc

I too would be interested in a PDF copy when you...

I too would be interested in a PDF copy when you get ready to share!

I have toyed with the idea of a side car on a couple of my bikes for the dog. He loves riding but gets bored in the trailer...
09-10-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By wahoonc

I have a build going, but danged if I can...

I have a build going, but danged if I can remember what the tooth counts are. I have the XLRD-5 rear hub and the XL-FDD for the front. Mine is going on a Raleigh Record? frame set with mustache bars....
09-10-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By wahoonc

Well based on the shadow in the picture of the...

Well based on the shadow in the picture of the shifter it has the SA hub. Shimano shifters of that era were round and flat.

Aaron:)
09-07-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By wahoonc

For a very young child aka baby I would go with a...

For a very young child aka baby I would go with a automotive style car seat in a cargo bike. Better protection and you can keep an eye on them. My two favorite cargo bikes are the Bakesfiet and the...
03-23-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By wahoonc

I like mine just fine. I have a set of plastic...

I like mine just fine. I have a set of plastic bags that are similar in size to the old large brown paper bag that are a perfect fit. The bags in the photo are some of he cheap store ones.

Aaron:)...
03-23-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,515
Posted By wahoonc

Ask and ye shall receive! Saw an email on...

Ask and ye shall receive!

Saw an email on the shout out from nlerner. :thumb:

Aaron:)
01-17-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,550
Posted By wahoonc

This ^^^ I use whatever bike I have handy...

This ^^^

I use whatever bike I have handy for grocery getting. I have bikes with wheels from 16" to 28"... The three most common are my Raleigh Twenty, Raleigh Sports or my Redline R530. Wheels...
01-17-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,557
Posted By wahoonc

Front basket? Larger panniers? I have as set of...

Front basket? Larger panniers? I have as set of Basil XL IIRC they are something crazy large like 60L?

Aaron :)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7441/8727643191_f9f7c0982f_z.jpg
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Forum: Touring
01-17-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By wahoonc

I always carried my spare spokes in the handle...

I always carried my spare spokes in the handle bars, get a slight bend in them, but it straightens right out when you tension them.

Aaron:)
Forum: Touring
01-17-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By wahoonc

I used to use a big sheet of Visqueen (plastic...

I used to use a big sheet of Visqueen (plastic sheet) with Tarp Locks. Sleeping "bag" was a couple of old wool army blankets, camped that way for years.

The pop can alcohol stoves are another...
01-17-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,097
Posted By wahoonc

I have used Cabin Creek rain capes for many...

I have used Cabin Creek rain capes for many years. Lightweight and work fine in all but the worst weather. Gave up on rain suits years ago. I also have a Carradice Duxbak rain cape, not cheap, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By wahoonc

Do you still have any fenders for the 16" wheels?...

Do you still have any fenders for the 16" wheels? I bought a set a while back, got another one that needs them too.

Aaron:)
01-17-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,397
Posted By wahoonc

I am about convinced that shipping anything via...

I am about convinced that shipping anything via any of the Big Three is a crap shoot. I have had good and bad service from all of them. Roll the dice and take your chances! :foo:

Aaron:)
12-24-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,575
Posted By wahoonc

Thanks! Not tired just laying around, that is the...

Thanks! Not tired just laying around, that is the hound dog side. He is a Parson Russell Terrier/Treeing Walker Hound mix. He can go from flopped to 5' in the air in no time flat.:lol:

Aaron:)
12-24-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,373
Posted By wahoonc

Interesting... my most recent trip to Meijhers...

Interesting... my most recent trip to Meijhers was in Florence, KY (just south of Cincinnati) bike racks were kind of off to one side and the store was in poor condition. However they are in an area...
12-24-17, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By wahoonc

If the bike was built for domestic market it will...

If the bike was built for domestic market it will have had the white tailed fender. Most of the export models too, probably because it wasn't worth the trouble to make a separate run of fenders. IIRC...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,436
Posted By wahoonc

If the BF is fit correctly and you are...

If the BF is fit correctly and you are comfortable on it that would be my choice. Rode a few centuries back in the 70's and 80's and recall seeing more than a few people on BF's doing just fine. You...
12-23-17, 05:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By wahoonc

My normal series of cotter removal... ...

My normal series of cotter removal...


Cotter Press (Got the current one from BikeSmith Designs)
Hammer and punch
Heat with a torch then try the press
Heat with torch then try the BFH
...
12-22-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,575
Posted By wahoonc

Score! Burley Tail Wagon

I had been contemplating a Burley Tail Wagon, but had been put off by the ~$400usd price tag. Stopped in my LBS the other day to leave some holiday cheer and they had one out front for sale on...
12-21-17, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By wahoonc

I agree. I have a seen it in a Shelby...

I agree.

I have a seen it in a Shelby catalog from that era, now to find the scan...

Aaron:)
Forum: Touring
12-21-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,504
Posted By wahoonc

I own and use a wide variety of stoves. My...

I own and use a wide variety of stoves. My perennial favorite here on the East Coast USA is my Kelly Kettle (https://www.kellykettleusa.com/), second favorite would be my MSR WhisperLite or a similar...
Forum: Touring
12-21-17, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,625
Posted By wahoonc

1.75's use the left over money for beer!:thumb: ...

1.75's use the left over money for beer!:thumb:

FWIW my "road" tour bike uses 32mm my converted MTB 1.5 or 1.75 depending on what was on sale when I needed tires. Currently running the Performance...
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