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03-26-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,433
Posted By southpawboston

An alternative to filing the front edge of the...

An alternative to filing the front edge of the fork crown to gain a little more clearance under the crown is to dimple the fender where it meets the front of the crown so that the front of the crown...
03-24-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,433
Posted By southpawboston

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet): ...

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet):

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Rawland Stag (700c...
03-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,782
Posted By southpawboston

I would love to participate in a round of the Box...

I would love to participate in a round of the Box O' Crap passaround. I've got a ton of crap to get rid of.
02-27-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 655,462
Posted By southpawboston

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set...

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set of MAFAC cantis for a build I'm working on, and ended up with three bikes' worth from two purchases, one of them NOS in the bag (with $18 marked on...
02-27-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By southpawboston

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that...

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that DS cartridge bearing that's still on the axle. Now that it's separated from the outer race (which is pressed into the hub body), the inner race can...
02-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By southpawboston

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had...

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had great luck with Goop brand adhesive. If the fender has tightly crimped edges (like VO), this is my go-to method. More recently I've taken to gluing 1"...
02-22-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,125
Posted By southpawboston

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be...

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be removed without snipping the wire.
...
02-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,115
Posted By southpawboston

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02-15-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,115
Posted By southpawboston

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02-14-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 54,968
Posted By southpawboston

Been enjoying bourbon the past few years. My...

Been enjoying bourbon the past few years. My current favorite: Woodford Reserve Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. This thread has reminded me that I need to restock!
...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,208
Posted By southpawboston

I get some weird looks around town and sometimes...

I get some weird looks around town and sometimes at work, but for the past few years I've been wearing Birkenstock closed-toe sandals year-round. In winter I wear thick wool socks (Smartwool, REI,...
02-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By southpawboston

Don't forget to pump up those tires.

Don't forget to pump up those tires.
02-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By southpawboston

I use this syringe with luer-lock fitting from a...

I use this syringe with luer-lock fitting from a lab HPLC for adding oil to a Sturmey Archer IGH.
...
02-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,160
Posted By southpawboston

I also use filed BB cups as a BB thread chasing...

I also use filed BB cups as a BB thread chasing tool!

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And this used to be my...
02-05-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By southpawboston

What unlikely tools or products do you keep in your bike repair/restoration toolbox?

We all use things off-label when we discover they work really well for an unintended use. What do you all keep in your bike repair toolkit that wasn't intended for the way you use it?

I'll give an...
01-31-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,847
Posted By southpawboston

Well done, glad you got it out so easily!! The...

Well done, glad you got it out so easily!! The worst broken bolt I've had to remove from a frame was a stainless bolt I had stupidly tried to torque into a dropout eyelet before chasing it properly...
01-31-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By southpawboston

Do you get their finest aged wax, hand-made by...

Do you get their finest aged wax, hand-made by centuries old bees?
01-31-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,477
Posted By southpawboston

geeteeiii , very cool thread, and a really nice...

geeteeiii , very cool thread, and a really nice collection of Soviet-era bike kit! What former USSR-occupied country are you from? If I had to venture a guess based on the architecture in some of...
01-26-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By southpawboston

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have...

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have any signs of having been bent or crashed. If it's been bent, it gets tossed.
01-26-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,318
Posted By southpawboston

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01-26-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,424
Posted By southpawboston

I'll back up Stronglight's suggestion on the Dia...

I'll back up Stronglight's suggestion on the Dia compe 981s. But also, most vertically adjustable cantis will be able to adjust to the difference in rim wall height from 27" to 700C, which is just a...
01-25-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By southpawboston

I wouldn't mind adding this Garin to my fleet:...

I wouldn't mind adding this Garin to my fleet: https://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/809/
01-24-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By southpawboston

Dork Disks, aka pie plates.

Dork Disks, aka pie plates.
01-23-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By southpawboston

I didn't know this one but google solved it: ...

I didn't know this one but google solved it:

"DKO" flippers: I coined the term DKO on bike forums several years ago to describe those flippers out there that find bikes cheap, do the bare minimum,...
01-23-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By southpawboston

That's a good one. Or The Full Gugie? ...

That's a good one.



Or The Full Gugie?

There's also UJB - Ubiquitous Japanese Bike, referring to the general broad abundance of high quality but otherwise unremarkable Japanese bikes from...
01-23-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By southpawboston

I've been away from C&V for a while (as I've...

I've been away from C&V for a while (as I've becomevmore C&V myself) so the lingo may have evolved but I'll take a stab-- To 'drew' is to grind off unused frame features and braze-ons, e.g., shifter...
01-21-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,940
Posted By southpawboston

Here are a few more from NYS, outside Albany in...

Here are a few more from NYS, outside Albany in the foothills of the Catskills:
...
01-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,830
Posted By southpawboston

People in the elevator at work commenting that I...

People in the elevator at work commenting that I rode in to work on a particularly wet / cold / snowy / hot / dry / humid / or any adverse weather day... "So, you rode in today". 1) How could the...
01-20-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,084
Posted By southpawboston

Here's my 1971 Mercian, which the previous owner...

Here's my 1971 Mercian, which the previous owner found in a dumpster with a rattle-can paint job, dented frame and a cracked BB that had been rethreaded Italian. He did his research and discovered...
01-19-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,940
Posted By southpawboston

Wow, this is a great thread. So many beautiful...

Wow, this is a great thread. So many beautiful roads! Here are some that I've ridden around MA/NH/VT/NY:

NYS Catskills:
...
01-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 960
Posted By southpawboston

I was in just this same dilemma last week! I...

I was in just this same dilemma last week! I picked up an unlaced Maxicar hub with a Suntour NW freewheel. iBOB discussion here (https://groups.google.com/g/internet-bob/c/lJRv2q4HAN8).

Basically...
01-18-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,281
Posted By southpawboston

Steve, the "lightbulb moment" happened a number...

Steve, the "lightbulb moment" happened a number of years back when I was helping Peter Weigle with the wiring of some of his bikes. He had been using his own milled battery-powered seat tube...
01-18-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 680,001
Posted By southpawboston

This is essentially my technique whenever...

This is essentially my technique whenever paint-filling. Either use #0000 steel wool after on the high spots, or wipe off the excess with a towel slightly dampened with mineral spirits.
01-18-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,281
Posted By southpawboston

I love TA so much that they were the inspiration...

I love TA so much that they were the inspiration for my logo:

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01-18-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,569
Posted By southpawboston

I have two bikes in my fleet that were road bikes...

I have two bikes in my fleet that were road bikes converted into city/town bikes.

1984 Shogun touring bike, converted to 650B. I originally built it up as a 650B randonneur-type bike but it never...
01-17-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,115
Posted By southpawboston

I'm not really artistic, but I enjoy landscape...

I'm not really artistic, but I enjoy landscape shots. Here's another one:
...
01-17-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,392
Posted By southpawboston

My wife puts up with my bike habit because she...

My wife puts up with my bike habit because she knows the alternative would be a lot worse.

She actually likes all the bikes hanging in the basement-- they double as clothes drying racks!
01-16-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,115
Posted By southpawboston

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01-16-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,784
Posted By southpawboston

Here's an '88 Schwinn Voyageur SP I had... it...

Here's an '88 Schwinn Voyageur SP I had... it left the fleet years ago. I never knew much about the chronology of Voyageur changes. Not sure but did the "SP" variant refer to the Columbus SP...
01-15-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,784
Posted By southpawboston

Sweet! I haven't seen anyone make a square flat...

Sweet! I haven't seen anyone make a square flat spot for the crown before. I've always made a round one using a DIY press with a stack of fender washers and threaded rod.
03-15-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,316
Posted By southpawboston

Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, which I use with or...

Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, which I use with or without the converted Burley kid's trailer:

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10-20-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,256
Posted By southpawboston

Here's my commuter parked in my work's bike cage....

Here's my commuter parked in my work's bike cage. I friend was moving and I was salvaging boxes from work for her. Life on a porteur...
...
10-06-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 76,147
Posted By southpawboston

I have something of a rack addiction: ...

I have something of a rack addiction:

Nitto/Grand Bois M13 on my Rawland. A bolt up rack that just fit right without any adjustment:
...
08-31-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 833,816
Posted By southpawboston

I posted my 1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain in...

I posted my 1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain in another thread a while ago, but thought it would be appropriate here. Frameset was NOS until around 2000, found boxed up in the Taylors' attic since...
03-18-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 236,768
Posted By southpawboston

Here's my cat: ...

Here's my cat:

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Wait, did I get that wrong? Oh, right. Cat thread.

Old photos, RIP:...
04-02-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By southpawboston

Ha, this may sound strange but I have two of...

Ha, this may sound strange but I have two of these on different bikes-- one with the near-field lens and one with the normal lens, and I'd like to swap them (my rando bike has the near-field lens,...
02-17-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,327
Posted By southpawboston

Here's a refresher pic of my Mercian, with the...

Here's a refresher pic of my Mercian, with the black Bluemels Club Specials:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6798932581_51a85ea9c7_b.jpg

I had to remove the original white mudflap because it...
09-01-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 236,942
Posted By southpawboston

I've done two 650B conversions. One was a new...

I've done two 650B conversions. One was a new Soma mixte frame built up for my wife with a 650B wheelset and extra long-reach Tektro R559 brakes. It wasn't so much a conversion, per se, but more of...
05-12-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 480,862
Posted By southpawboston

1988 Trek 560: ...

1988 Trek 560:

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01-26-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 35,898
Posted By southpawboston

That thing is the Daruma bolt, basically a draw...

That thing is the Daruma bolt, basically a draw bolt. The thing with them is that they won't work for all installations, but when they work, they make for a much cleaner installation than a bracket. ...
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