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04-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By cudak888

Don't get me started on my latest idea - "how to...

Don't get me started on my latest idea - "how to recycle e-scooters."
...
03-31-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By cudak888

Seems like something I'd expect on an old...

Seems like something I'd expect on an old ballooner, not one of these:...
03-30-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By cudak888

Find another Schwinn Triplet for 10% of that...

Find another Schwinn Triplet for 10% of that price, throw a Campagnolo Gran Sport RD on it, and sell it for $4k. A bargain! :lol:

Course, they have the oxygen of publicity too, enough that they'll...
03-30-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,460
Posted By cudak888

One of the most surprising combinations I've ever...

One of the most surprising combinations I've ever run across - quite by chance - is a stamped aluminum Dia-Compe upright bar brake lever mated to any Campagnolo Record sidepull variant. Namely, this:...
03-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,253
Posted By cudak888

Looks like it was made that way - slick work...

Looks like it was made that way - slick work there. Incidentally, that's very similar (if not the same) model of grip used on second-gen LimeBikes. The clamp at the end on the LB version is the same...
03-23-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,089
Posted By cudak888

Marin Muirwoods RC. IGH, discs, fenders, 650B's....

Marin Muirwoods RC. IGH, discs, fenders, 650B's. The closest thing to a Raleigh Sports in modern clothing and the bits aren't complete unobtanium if something needs to be fixed on it.
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03-22-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,253
Posted By cudak888

That's what gets me about these. The whole thumb...

That's what gets me about these. The whole thumb shifter idea sounds great (the closest thing to perfection I've found is Sturmey's 3 or 4-speed trigger shifter mounted in the forward/down position),...
03-21-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,332
Posted By cudak888

Use the three seashells. -Kurt

Use the three seashells.

-Kurt
03-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,253
Posted By cudak888

Absolutely beautiful, elegant, and at the core of...

Absolutely beautiful, elegant, and at the core of the whole build, a practical bike. Wish there were more bikes like this being built in the States.

Incidentally, how stiff is the thumb shifter?...
03-19-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,327
Posted By cudak888

Put me in the minority of folks here in this...

Put me in the minority of folks here in this thread - I can't stand Wald racks and baskets. This is not because of weight or snobbery towards utilitarianism. Personally, I think they're not heavy or...
03-19-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 25,164
Posted By cudak888

I can sympathize with the "it looks like a...

I can sympathize with the "it looks like a Columbia from Sears!" feeling that verktyg so well explained above - but sometimes, I have a sneaking suspicion that some of us look down on Carbolite 103...
03-16-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,217
Posted By cudak888

The problem with this Mercian is even though it's...

The problem with this Mercian is even though it's low end, it's so nicely preserved that it'd be a shame to undo the look it has now. There's something to be said for the nicks, light fading, and...
03-16-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,332
Posted By cudak888

Never mind the TP, how many of you are using this...

Never mind the TP, how many of you are using this opportunity to stocking up on lugged steel now that the Craigslist flippers are flipping out?

;)

-Kurt
03-15-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,871
Posted By cudak888

Not C&V, but 3-speed content: When Spin retired...

Not C&V, but 3-speed content: When Spin retired their dockless bikes in the South Florida region, I asked them for some my Bike Share Museum. They virtually handed me the keys to the warehouse.
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03-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By cudak888

Working on designing the 3D printed replacement...

Working on designing the 3D printed replacement grommet now. To get the cutout right, it's easiest to replicate the hub cover plate, then subtract its shape out of the grommet (to be designed) to get...
03-13-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By cudak888

He's saying that there are some legitimate...

He's saying that there are some legitimate reasons to modify a power-assist system that do not inherently compromise the safety of the public - yet laws like these could adversely affect such...
03-11-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By cudak888

There's no rush, Bob - I keep trying to put...

There's no rush, Bob - I keep trying to put together the shipping funds in PayPal only to get antsy every three weeks and spend it :roflmao:

As for the little trip...not likely or advisable. Later...
03-10-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By cudak888

With that dealer plate that says "Live Free and...

With that dealer plate that says "Live Free and Drive," you are definitely in stealth mode for any rider of a two-wheeled object :lol:

-Kurt
03-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By cudak888

The E-Spin: Converting a retired dockless bike into a pedelec

First, a bit of backstory: Back in December of last year, I was able to work out a huge donation with Spin, the bike share / scooter share company. Since they'd transitioned entirely to scooters in...
03-01-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,120
Posted By cudak888

This project is back under way again. Thanks to...

This project is back under way again. Thanks to JaccoW, Sturmey-Archer couldn't keep their international-only brake levers out of my grubby little hands, so I now have a pair of gorgeous, silver and...
02-23-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,350
Posted By cudak888

If it's a forged seatpost, don't forget RJ's...

If it's a forged seatpost, don't forget RJ's options:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-YpmDx86d0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gAXL2FSY_A

-Kurt
02-21-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By cudak888

Never cared for the Regional boxes, personally....

Never cared for the Regional boxes, personally. Shipping calculation is just one more step of annoyance within the annoyance that is flipping. Plus, unlike the wonderfully over-the-top 70 pound...
02-20-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,228
Views: 203,155
Posted By cudak888

Looking for one or a pair of scrap 650B fenders,...

Looking for one or a pair of scrap 650B fenders, 42C capable, provided the fender is smooth. I want to experiment on it to see if a pair of 3D-printed forms can be used to press fluting into the...
02-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,017
Posted By cudak888

That's starting to look like something straight...

That's starting to look like something straight off a fully-bespoke Alex Signer, Bob!

Stunning.

-Kurt
02-17-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,429
Posted By cudak888

Are you referring to the type of dropout that...

Are you referring to the type of dropout that shows up on the later Wastyn Schwinn Paramount tourists (e.g., #710 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=710) )? If so, it's...
02-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,429
Posted By cudak888

I just read Ed.'s story. "Somebody's" crash...

I just read Ed.'s story. "Somebody's" crash resulted in probably the most interesting Paramount story I've heard to-date.

I ought to read that thread sometime, but it's too depressing to think of...
02-14-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

I can't get enough of looking at it - thanks for...

I can't get enough of looking at it - thanks for trudging out into the cold to snap the pictures for us.

There's something so contemporary about it too. If it wasn't for the bars, it could be...
02-11-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,265
Posted By cudak888

No pics yet, but I wanted to thank francophile...

No pics yet, but I wanted to thank francophile once again for the Simplex binder bolt. It has since arrived, fits perfectly, and I have the Brooks permanently installed along with the 26.6 Nuovo post...
02-10-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,570
Posted By cudak888

Not cheating. Getting good braking performance...

Not cheating. Getting good braking performance from centerpulls requires that you get the distance between pad and arm dialed in (and the angle of attack square). In some cases - like the above...
02-10-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By cudak888

Their confidence is waning - they just sent out...

Their confidence is waning - they just sent out one of those Best Offer opportunities that goes to all watchers and anyone with the listing open in their browser.

I responded accordingly.
...
02-09-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By cudak888

Maybe so, but he's already pulled the 1968...

Maybe so, but he's already pulled the 1968 reference off. Still claims to be a repaint. Meh.

Reminds me of that thread where folks were putting down Schwinn collectors for being arrogant,...
02-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By cudak888

Invite them to see the thread. It'd be worth...

Invite them to see the thread.

It'd be worth the amusement to see them go from being reluctant to change the ad to eager, based entirely on the unproven theory that it might be the last second-gen...
02-09-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By cudak888

I did momentarily consider the possibility that...

I did momentarily consider the possibility that this was a prototype for the Superior, but it wouldn't have made sense for them to decal it as a Paramount - or put an S/N on it. Given that the PDG...
02-09-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By cudak888

This is a weird one for sure, but it is a 1980...

This is a weird one for sure, but it is a 1980 serial number. First bike (...01) built in February of 1980, and the lack of braze-ons correlates with 1979 P13-9 production. Thing is, I've never heard...
02-09-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,931
Posted By cudak888

Anti-ebike arguments are almost identical to...

Anti-ebike arguments are almost identical to anti-bike lane arguments: One party believes that their space is being "stolen" by another. The end result is a lot of pissed off people - on both sides -...
02-06-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,253
Posted By cudak888

That will be very nice and complementary to the...

That will be very nice and complementary to the upgrades - the rest of the build is so nice that it surpassed that brown Mattress Royale long ago ;)

-Kurt
02-06-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By cudak888

Wow - that's a rarer bird than I thought when you...

Wow - that's a rarer bird than I thought when you first made mention of it in PM, bikemig. Love the Stronglight crank, Record mech and unpainted lugs.

Is there reason to believe the upright bars...
02-05-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By cudak888

This beacon is a trek towards the main triangle...

This beacon is a trek towards the main triangle of this bike for those that can see the light. Not for the faint of art.

-Kurt
02-03-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,476
Posted By cudak888

"Schwinn Approved." *cough* *cough* ...

"Schwinn Approved."

*cough* *cough*

-Kurt
02-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,476
Posted By cudak888

By no means is that comment representative of...

By no means is that comment representative of everyone in the community, but there's something about these bikes that has resulted in their over-representation by self-absorbed know-it-alls.

The...
01-31-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,064
Posted By cudak888

Nice job. One less bike in a landfill with a...

Nice job. One less bike in a landfill with a chance to be useful again - and it looks very good too.

Looks like it's a great candidate for some fenders...

-Kurt
01-31-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By cudak888

Mark, I pay for hosting servers for my sites - If...

Mark, I pay for hosting servers for my sites - If it ever comes to the point that you find keeping your local server and ISP isn't worth it, I'd gladly host everything for you.

That is, of course,...
01-31-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,476
Posted By cudak888

"Joe, our photographer, was pained by his...

"Joe, our photographer, was pained by his decision. He knew that the cycling gods required drive-side only pictures by the decree of the Almighty Rebour. After many hours of painful deliberation, he...
01-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,265
Posted By cudak888

Temporarily borrowed a 26.6 seatpost and seat pin...

Temporarily borrowed a 26.6 seatpost and seat pin from one of the Velo Yellows for a quick mock up. Saddle is probably too low, and the bars are about an inch too high to look proportional.

The...
01-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By cudak888

Kinda partial to the infamous Raleigh Twenty...

Kinda partial to the infamous Raleigh Twenty Jetbike, myself.

https://youtu.be/bKHz7wOjb9w

-Kurt
01-19-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,188
Posted By cudak888

I put a Rally together like that 11 years ago,...

I put a Rally together like that 11 years ago, but never actually rode it. Chain was too long too.

As such, I have to ask - how does it shift?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyKv8ZhfFyQ

...
01-19-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,429
Posted By cudak888

FYI, there's still a lot to do here, but this is...

FYI, there's still a lot to do here, but this is a quick rough-in of the new registry page. Styling isn't complete (the round green boxes within the main green box won't do), and I don't want so much...
01-18-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,537
Posted By cudak888

No. It is my position that every sale is...

No. It is my position that every sale is different, every market is different, and no matter how much every last C&Ver feels compelled to add their two cents to this thread, the grand sum is that a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,680
Posted By cudak888

Everything arrived since, and I've mocked it up....

Everything arrived since, and I've mocked it up. Here's an ugly, in-progress photo. Kindly ignore the front brake cable that is definitely in need of longer housing and avert your eyes from the...
01-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,253
Posted By cudak888

That's some fantastic stuff there. Never seen...

That's some fantastic stuff there. Never seen butting combined with rifling, though I've never really looked into Miyata's stuff that much. Ought to make a heck of a stiff tube.

Any chance any...
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