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02-25-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,093
Posted By crank_addict

I received a few items from Belgium and the...

I received a few items from Belgium and the carton included a flyer about Prooü shoes. I know little of them but they have my attention.
eroicapassione.com (https://eroicapassione.com/)...
02-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By crank_addict

Indeed are terrific cranks and nice work on the...

Indeed are terrific cranks and nice work on the above!

I'm using an XD-600 (or whatever nomenclature they call it) on a vintage Teledyne Titan. Sweet setup with classic square taper shaft on...
02-25-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 497,651
Posted By crank_addict

These pronounced curved Campagnolo skewer levers...

These pronounced curved Campagnolo skewer levers came from a Chicago bike swap meet. I suppose one could've modified them but if so, certainly are nicely done. My poor photo skills probably don't...
02-24-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 23,382
Posted By crank_addict

^^Indeed! The Rexor advert also has wonderful...

^^Indeed! The Rexor advert also has wonderful detail.

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02-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

Not much to update other than the frame is ready...

Not much to update other than the frame is ready for the build. When first seeing the exterior, I was concerned of corrosion on the insides, however its now really clean and oil fogged.
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02-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By crank_addict

Would this be a tire used in the 1950s for...

Would this be a tire used in the 1950s for 'balloon type's cruisers? Likely then would be a specific Schwinn 26 inch rim.



My first though would be going with a cottered crank however the pic...
02-24-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By crank_addict

Regarding the drive hub and brake- Quote Vance...

Regarding the drive hub and brake-
Quote Vance Sprock, owner of Cupertino Bike Shop

The UC Davis sociology professor “invented” the modern mountain bike in 1953, using a Sturmey Archer geared...
02-24-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By crank_addict

The skinny on 650B Quote by Tom Ritchey ...

The skinny on 650B
Quote by Tom Ritchey

Ritchey recalls how Finley would yell, “I hate you, Ritchey!” every time he saw Tom. The greeting was probably in jest, since they talked frequently over...
02-23-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 23,382
Posted By crank_addict

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02-23-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 23,382
Posted By crank_addict

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02-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By crank_addict

You might be correct, and I've no definitive...

You might be correct, and I've no definitive answer plus I always seem to do things the hard way. Ha

Frame can fit all sorts of size wheels. He had some fairly beefy and gnarly treads though the...
02-23-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By crank_addict

One lever is straight however the other two are...

One lever is straight however the other two are greatly curved. More than I've seen. Chrome looks OK.

I have enough tires but for $10 pair--- yes please. Seller had 1/2 dozen in this 20mm width.
02-23-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By crank_addict

1953 'Woodsie' John Finley Scott tribute project

As if I don't have enough to do these days and plenty of bike builds, I've long wanted to build a legit era klunker though something having soul, a statement of what and whys, American origin of the...
02-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By crank_addict

Rumor has it, farmers.com has better success than...

Rumor has it, farmers.com has better success than bikeyforums.

I'm outa here
02-23-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By crank_addict

My small satchel of take. Magistroni skip tooth...

My small satchel of take.
Magistroni skip tooth ring, very vinti 3 speed and single freewheel, Omas and TA cage, pumps, straps, GB stem, misc. Campy QR levers - all $17.

Pair of Veloflex skinny...
02-23-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By crank_addict

Sorry to miss you and Billy K. I don't know...

Sorry to miss you and Billy K. I don't know everyone's handle here, but did meet a few familiar fella's. Dan, Steve W, John H. and others. Good crowd.

Steve steered me to a full carbon Scott CR1...
02-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By crank_addict

Clean frame with potential. Funny as I had seen...

Clean frame with potential. Funny as I had seen the listing and hoped someone here would score.

So it's some low model, but really nice riders with a good tubular wheelset. I wouldn't know how the...
02-22-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By crank_addict

I've mentioned the Sea Sucker (or knockoff...

I've mentioned the Sea Sucker (or knockoff Chinese units) and should add bonus points for those concerned of fuel economy vs racks left on a vehicle. It only takes a simple task and minute to install...
02-21-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By crank_addict

Pro and con to any rack. I'm really pleased...

Pro and con to any rack.

I'm really pleased with my current set-up roof rack as can carry any type or style bike without wheel removal. Goes for all funky recumbent, to fat bike to tandem....
02-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 55,565
Posted By crank_addict

Z1 is super! Anyways, they do share tubing...

Z1 is super! Anyways, they do share tubing features and lug but the Trionic stay bridge is different and not near as cool. Somewhere I have the specs, do believe there's a slight difference in...
02-21-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By crank_addict

Like your style, USAzorro! Keep the grime....

Like your style, USAzorro!

Keep the grime. Spray a coat of Pledge wax and Pepe le Pew will be happy.

Good call on having a frame like this include headset and bottom bracket. Depending on your...
02-20-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 55,565
Posted By crank_addict

^ Thank you for the comp's. Its probably the only...

^ Thank you for the comp's. Its probably the only bike I have that draws smile or admiration from non-cyclist. The color pop at first but if its parked, I'll point out a few details in the lugs and...
02-20-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

Indeed! The irony, er contrary is I'm...

Indeed!

The irony, er contrary is I'm planning to use Belgium made Weinmann concave 700c hookless clinchers. Situation awareness, we continue on...

Frame is spiffed enough with corrosion...
02-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 55,565
Posted By crank_addict

Cash in the ranch, cattle stock and all~~ this IS...

Cash in the ranch, cattle stock and all~~ this IS the one to have!
02-20-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 55,565
Posted By crank_addict

Rather humorous on this Trionic. Multi-sport made...

Rather humorous on this Trionic. Multi-sport made by Takeru Kageyama. Serial 3137. Not to be confused with the production based Hummingbird, though shared a popular paint scheme.
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02-20-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 54,354
Views: 7,643,383
Posted By crank_addict

Oldtimer through axle wing nuts. ...

Oldtimer through axle wing nuts.

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/202908024027
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02-20-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54,354
Views: 7,643,383
Posted By crank_addict

Appears the seller might be parting the full...

Appears the seller might be parting the full bike. Also listing the correct Campy NR parts.
02-20-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

Not wanting to rethread the crank, these Atom...

Not wanting to rethread the crank, these Atom pedals with the 'droit' threads arrived. They spin nice though will get a full service.
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02-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By crank_addict

Very nice features. If its really cheap...

Very nice features.

If its really cheap enough to perk your interest, don't even question the seller. Pray the frame is straight and maybe take a chance and get it.

My stab -its a Windsor??
02-20-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

Dig the headbadge denoting 'tandem'. ...

Dig the headbadge denoting 'tandem'.
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02-19-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

Embellished stem and handlebar fun. Likely...

Embellished stem and handlebar fun.

Likely the handlebar wrap is original and thought why not just leave it?! Not perfect but fits the bikes overall appearance. Going with flying French flag...
02-19-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

Peeled it down with a bit nuisance and seized...

Peeled it down with a bit nuisance and seized aluminum crank caps.

Prior service shows an attempt with a poor Allen wrench and was partially rounded out. So, what to do? Cut a slice across the cap...
02-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,500
Posted By crank_addict

Added pics discovered on the interwebz. Royal...

Added pics discovered on the interwebz. Royal cycles made in Switzerland with Wrangler apparel brand. These bikes are likely from 1982 when they sponsored a Swiss team and riding the steel horse to...
02-19-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,860
Posted By crank_addict

This project may not make economical sense but...

This project may not make economical sense but will be a great learning process. Plan to burn up time, more than money in the clean / preservation. If creative and first go around at this, - rubber...
02-18-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By crank_addict

A few DIY or home remedies to attack the inside...

A few DIY or home remedies to attack the inside of the tubes is a mix of oxalic acid or trisodium phosphate. Often known in products like TSP. Use it aggressively. For less intrusive and general...
02-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54,354
Views: 7,643,383
Posted By crank_addict

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/402099188666 Unique...

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/402099188666

Unique handmade bike l. Gatel follis 1940s fb cyclo mavic 650b old handwork bike
$754 USD + $202 shipping OBO ~ 9 day listing

Handcrafted bike made to...
02-16-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,499
Posted By crank_addict

Reading many of the comments here, not...

Reading many of the comments here, not necessarily the mechanics of it, rather infrastructure and civil behaviour of e-bikes, I feel much has long been available in many parts of the country but its...
02-16-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By crank_addict

CLB 2 gets my vote. Not sure of compatibility,...

CLB 2 gets my vote. Not sure of compatibility, but would try CLB aero brake levers.
02-16-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By crank_addict

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02-16-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 882
Posted By crank_addict

Ambitious project! Given the opportunity of such...

Ambitious project! Given the opportunity of such inherent old bike, I wouldn't be over critical of bringing it back to original factory. The OPs father used it and made changes to his desire. It...
02-15-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,622
Posted By crank_addict

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02-14-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

Thanks all for inspiring confidence. A...

Thanks all for inspiring confidence.

A required Helicomatic tool arrived today, complete with built-in bottle opener. Perfect ;")
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02-14-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 931
Posted By crank_addict

The OP's rims and hubs are beautiful and appear...

The OP's rims and hubs are beautiful and appear new. I'm jealous.

Always fun to tinker with this old 'weight weenie' stuff but certainly requires extra care and precautions. I do ride various...
02-13-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By crank_addict

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02-13-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By crank_addict

Where J.P. Weigle and a few other great builders...

Where J.P. Weigle and a few other great builders got their start.

Now preserved, this one was gifted to me. Arrived in a sad state of condition. Raced on three continents.
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02-13-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By crank_addict

Gorgeous! And high praises for not...

Gorgeous!

And high praises for not butchering up the pieces.

Contrary to the many destroyed parts as promoted on eBay from eastern Europe. Honestly, whoever is doing some of it should be locked...
02-13-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By crank_addict

Quick observation of the OP cable and derailleur....

Quick observation of the OP cable and derailleur.

You can re-use the cable, though should be removed for cleaning and also zing off the kinked end portion. Don't forget a new cable end on...
02-13-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By crank_addict

^Dig that gas cannon. Reminds me of silly...

^Dig that gas cannon.

Reminds me of silly games as kids. We had a dynamo removed from an old wooden Bell phone and had a 'shocking time' especially with my sister's girlfriends. We would have,...
02-13-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54,354
Views: 7,643,383
Posted By crank_addict

1987 Schwinn High Sierra frameset $20 ...

1987 Schwinn High Sierra frameset $20

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/d/chicago-1987-schwinn-high-sierra-frame/7073668972.html
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02-13-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By crank_addict

Wastyn Cycles on W.Fullerton ...

Wastyn Cycles on W.Fullerton

https://wastyn.com/museum
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