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10-19-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By BFisher

Just for clarity, my comments were directed more...

Just for clarity, my comments were directed more at internal parts precision, not at shift performance. While I did have that experience with Sunrace, which they made good on without hassle, I also...
10-17-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 804
Posted By BFisher

This thread deserves an Arbor Mist.

This thread deserves an Arbor Mist.
10-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,924
Posted By BFisher

Well, there ya go! :lol:

Well, there ya go! :lol:
10-16-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,145
Posted By BFisher

Best choice? Eh, maybe, maybe not. It sucks that...

Best choice? Eh, maybe, maybe not. It sucks that those have been your experiences for sure. But one can find plenty of examples of much newer stuff that has failed, regardless of material.

Might...
10-15-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By BFisher

Looks like Fizik Performance bar tape. I have it...

Looks like Fizik Performance bar tape. I have it on my Ironman. It is one of the best bar tapes I have ever used. Love it.
10-15-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25,222
Views: 3,204,275
Posted By BFisher

Like RustyJames, I also got one from treatland.tv...

Like RustyJames, I also got one from treatland.tv (Link-Cotter Press (https://www.treatland.tv/bicycle-moped-cotter-pin-press-p/cotter-pin-extractor-tool.htm)).

In order for it to work on my...
10-14-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,694
Posted By BFisher

verktyg, The pearl white paint on the Mistral is...

verktyg, The pearl white paint on the Mistral is one of my favorite colors, although the paint is a bit fragile. It's really pretty in person. At one point I had the bike built with a mix of Ultegra...
10-14-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,081
Posted By BFisher

I've read that IGH bikes make "sport of winter...

I've read that IGH bikes make "sport of winter cycling." Especially Raleighs....
10-14-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By BFisher

The marking on mine reads "Interloc Racing Design...

The marking on mine reads "Interloc Racing Design Precision Bearings - FW."
10-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By BFisher

My experience is that there really is no high...

My experience is that there really is no high quality option for freewheels anymore.

IRD: I have one that does not show much wear, is clean, etc. Six speed 13-26, I believe. It spins like it's...
10-13-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,924
Posted By BFisher

How about electronic shift components that are...

How about electronic shift components that are programmable to index any cog spacing? One derailleur/shifter for 6,7,8,9,10,11,12, etc.
10-09-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,202
Posted By BFisher

The answer is already in the question. Ride...

The answer is already in the question.

Ride on.
10-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,202
Posted By BFisher

The value of the cheap low end bike is its...

The value of the cheap low end bike is its continued, almost infinite usefulness as a means of transport. I live in a hilly area, and have bikes for getting out into that varied terrain. But for...
10-07-21, 03:31 PM
10-07-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,033,624
Posted By BFisher

Ha! Plastic wrapped hay bales, but it does look...

Ha!
Plastic wrapped hay bales, but it does look like some giant marshmallow farm.
10-06-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By BFisher

Nice job. Looks like it all came together very...

Nice job. Looks like it all came together very nicely.
10-06-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,033,624
Posted By BFisher

42+ wonderful miles and 2,900+ feet of climbing...

42+ wonderful miles and 2,900+ feet of climbing on an out, around, and back ride to Harveys Lake. The fall colors are just starting to pop in some spots. Temps around 72....
10-06-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By BFisher

Not a clue on the variety. We picked the plant up...

Not a clue on the variety. We picked the plant up locally a few years back and it really took. This is the first year I actually picked them.
10-06-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By BFisher

As portly as it is, the Eagle II isn't a bad...

As portly as it is, the Eagle II isn't a bad shifting derailleur. I had a Schwinn Varsity set up as 1x5 years back with one of those. Not a single problem.

I have had two Ross Professional Gran...
10-06-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,549
Posted By BFisher

You call that ugly? That ain't ugly. Now,...

You call that ugly? That ain't ugly. Now, this...THIS is ugly!
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From an old...
10-05-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By BFisher

A useful alternative to solvents is an orange oil...

A useful alternative to solvents is an orange oil type cleaner. Blackjack Tar and Asphalt remover works pretty well, and it is safe to get on hands and such. Once the grease and grime is removed, you...
10-05-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By BFisher

First time hop harvest. ...

First time hop harvest.
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...
10-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By BFisher

For the potential Continental nostalgia option,...

For the potential Continental nostalgia option, maybe have a look at one of the fillet brazed models like the Superior, Sports Tourer, or Super Sport. Not exactly light weight, but lighter than the...
10-05-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By BFisher

Good luck on the cleanup, Ruby56. Cycling in...

Good luck on the cleanup, Ruby56.

Cycling in PA can be lots of fun and quite beautiful, but yes, bring your climbing legs. I live in the northeast, in the Wyoming Valley.
10-03-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By BFisher

Let's see. 20"/ISO 406: ...

Let's see. 20"/ISO 406:
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26"/559:...
10-03-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 781
Posted By BFisher

For the love of French three seeds...

For the love of French three seeds...
10-01-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,870
Posted By BFisher

Prior to winter of 2018/2019 I had only ever come...

Prior to winter of 2018/2019 I had only ever come across one Italian bike in my area - a badly wrecked Atala Grand Prix. I bought it for $20 and sold the Campy cable guide for as much. The second was...
10-01-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,412
Posted By BFisher

'86 Miyata 912 ...

'86 Miyata 912
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09-29-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,033,624
Posted By BFisher

15 miles on the '51 Raleigh. This tree had grown...

15 miles on the '51 Raleigh. This tree had grown at about a 45 degree angle, and was finally taken down from the remnants of Ida, I believe. Still there....
09-29-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,450
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-28-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By BFisher

Nice bike! I've got a modified '86. These are...

Nice bike! I've got a modified '86. These are very nice riding bikes.
09-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,658
Posted By BFisher

Any quality grease is more than sufficient for...

Any quality grease is more than sufficient for bicycle maintenance. Lucas red grease is about ten bucks a pound. Park is almost double that. Spend what you want, but don't fool yourself.

I've...
09-23-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,405
Posted By BFisher

Great pics and fantastic reporting. Thanks for...

Great pics and fantastic reporting. Thanks for taking the time to post all of this.
09-22-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,638
Posted By BFisher

Sounds like it was a neat tour. How big is the...

Sounds like it was a neat tour. How big is the facility, just out of curiosity?
09-22-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 26,536
Posted By BFisher

From today's rain shortened ride: ...

From today's rain shortened ride:
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09-22-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By BFisher

Sure. Why not? Here's one of mine. I took an '86...

Sure. Why not? Here's one of mine. I took an '86 Miyata 912 frameset and Campagnoloed it, because, well...because! The paint was just rough enough, and I've always wanted an orange bike, so I had the...
09-22-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By BFisher

Quite the dilemma, I know. No worries if...

Quite the dilemma, I know.

No worries if not. If so, let me know what you want for it.

Maybe someone else will come along and want the whole package.

edit: Just remembered, that setup...
09-22-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By BFisher

If you ever decide to break up the assembly, I'd...

If you ever decide to break up the assembly, I'd be in for the stem. Got a length measurement for it?
09-21-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,836
Posted By BFisher

gthomson, there was a pretty extensive drop bar...

gthomson, there was a pretty extensive drop bar conversion thread here. Worth looking through.
09-21-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,836
Posted By BFisher

He said "older touring, mtn, or hybrid..." ...

He said "older touring, mtn, or hybrid..."

They'd already be geared wide.
09-21-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,836
Posted By BFisher

How much conversion really needs to happen...

How much conversion really needs to happen besides maybe a tire change?
09-20-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,058
Posted By BFisher

If you go to the address bar and delete...

If you go to the address bar and delete everything before the www, the link should work. Does on my end.

No idea if gasket remover works on powder coating.
09-19-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,146
Posted By BFisher

Sizing inconsistencies can be frustrating. I...

Sizing inconsistencies can be frustrating. I currently use a pair of Bell gloves I bought from Target years ago. Size L/XL. They fit fine, but are worn. The last two pairs I tried on, one in store...
09-16-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By BFisher

Happy to help. Good luck with the project.

Happy to help. Good luck with the project.
09-15-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By BFisher

Stein Tool makes a puller for that crank....

Stein Tool makes a puller for that crank. https://steintool.com/portfolio-items/stronglight-and-ta-crank-extractors/

That freewheel can be removed with a Park Tool FR-4.

Those Shimano rear...
09-14-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By BFisher

I've been using Turtle Wax brand chrome polish...

I've been using Turtle Wax brand chrome polish for years and it does a nice job.
09-14-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By BFisher

Is that the one that was posted in the...

Is that the one that was posted in the eBay/Craigslist finds thread? Nice!
09-13-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,264
Posted By BFisher

Gotta keep it C&V ...

Gotta keep it C&V
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09-12-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 403,113
Posted By BFisher

bertinjim, thanks for sharing that link. Good to...

bertinjim, thanks for sharing that link. Good to know.
09-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 403,113
Posted By BFisher

More changes to the '73. I was thinking about...

More changes to the '73. I was thinking about sourcing a Campy Gran Sport crankset to go with the derailleurs until this TA fell into my lap. Came on a thoroughly abused Schwinn. The bottom bracket...
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