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10-03-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By daywood

I like to make my own with Inkscape (a free...

I like to make my own with Inkscape (a free graphics tool) using reference photos and measurements, and then print them on vinyl sticker stock or slide-off decal stock. I like to do this kind of...
10-01-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By daywood

Looks like a fun project. I would think the...

Looks like a fun project. I would think the squeaking crankset would be from the bottom bracket and would try lubing it it’s a loose bearing type or replacing it if it’s a cartridge.
09-28-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,556
Posted By daywood

Thanks! No. That’s a New Albion Privateer fork....

Thanks! No. That’s a New Albion Privateer fork. When I stripped the original to paint it, I found what looked like a fissure in the steel on one of the legs. It might have been superficial and I...
09-28-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,556
Posted By daywood

Iíve posted a photo of our mid-80s Motobecane...

Iíve posted a photo of our mid-80s Motobecane before but Iíve changed a lot of it in the past few months and it feels like a different bike; thus, a new photo.

Iíve recently replaced the graphics,...
09-27-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,524
Posted By daywood

Welcome back! Beautiful bikes! What are you...

Welcome back! Beautiful bikes! What are you running for a shifter on the mixte?
09-24-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14,889
Views: 3,623,121
Posted By daywood

Love it. To me it also has a really cool...

Love it. To me it also has a really cool velocipede vibe. A bulb horn and brass lantern wouldnít look out of place. Great looking paint, too.
09-22-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14,889
Views: 3,623,121
Posted By daywood

The fenders on that Raleigh!

The fenders on that Raleigh!
09-20-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By daywood

My vintage tandem came without the rear drag...

My vintage tandem came without the rear drag brake setup so I experimented for a while using two rear calipers with a brake cable splitter/doubler from the lever. Iíd have to say that experiment...
09-15-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8,271
Views: 2,662,434
Posted By daywood

Sorry for the repeat if anyone saw my recent post...

Sorry for the repeat if anyone saw my recent post about it in the ĒYour Catch of the Day / Saved from the LandfillĒ thread. Iíve had my eye out for a vintage MTB project, and I recently found this...
09-10-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By daywood

Besides reliability, I think one of the main...

Besides reliability, I think one of the main reasons for switching to a cassette is the ability to have more gears and to tailor the range for what you want, so I would upgrade the shifter and...
09-10-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By daywood

I used these strap-on bottle mounts that are made...

I used these strap-on bottle mounts that are made by Bell on my mixte-framed Motobecane. They came with a flimsy plastic bottle cage that I replaced with aluminum ones. They arenít elegant but they...
09-05-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By daywood

Looks good from here! I donít know if this is the...

Looks good from here! I donít know if this is the source of your dissatisfaction, but Iíll mention that you can use 800-1200 grit wet sandpaper to ďflat sandĒ orange peel off the top coat and then...
09-01-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 296,042
Posted By daywood

I recommend you add an inexpensive rivnut tool to...

I recommend you add an inexpensive rivnut tool to your tool set and you can put as many bottle cages on as you want. You can make it look like a Surly Ogre if you like. :-) I just used rivnuts to...
08-31-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By daywood

It sounds like youíve already reached this...

It sounds like youíve already reached this conclusion, and I canít believe Iím agreeing with it :-), but I think you should help your wife find a new or used flat bar bike that she falls in love with...
08-28-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By daywood

I find I use between 20 and 30 PSI, but that is...

I find I use between 20 and 30 PSI, but that is one of the things I fiddle with if I am not happy with the flow Iím getting. Iíll add that itís good to have a compressor with a good size tank. My big...
08-27-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By daywood

I have used automotive paint from House of Kolor....

I have used automotive paint from House of Kolor. They have beautiful pearl and metallic base coats. I either get them in quarts or spray cans. High quality automotive paint is expensive, so no sense...
08-25-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By daywood

I agree. Iíve found I can get nice depth without...

I agree. Iíve found I can get nice depth without cloudiness if I lay down some layers of gloss clear coat and then use satin for the final coat. In that case, per your suggestion, I can either put...
08-19-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 777
Posted By daywood

I have three or four of these. I like that they...

I have three or four of these. I like that they mount easily to a bar or a stem and the claw approach allows them to mount to tapered areas of either.

https://cawcar.com/products.html#crowfoot
08-19-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,259
Posted By daywood

Love the bare-metal look with the black accents!...

Love the bare-metal look with the black accents! It looks like it's up to no good even just sitting there. :-)
08-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 788
Posted By daywood

I have an Ď84 World Sport that I also made into a...

I have an Ď84 World Sport that I also made into a very different bike, so you have my full support and admiration. :-) The main challenge I encountered with mine was the limited tire clearance out...
08-07-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 296,042
Posted By daywood

I believe any short (normal) pull levers will...

I believe any short (normal) pull levers will work with cantilevers; thus, any that arenít long pull, which are specifically for v-brakes, should work. At least thatís my experience. Good luck....
08-05-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,524
Posted By daywood

Wow! Love those lugs. Beautiful bike!

Wow! Love those lugs. Beautiful bike!
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By daywood

Probably obvious but Iíll add that lowering your...

Probably obvious but Iíll add that lowering your air pressure for the dirt and gravel helps, too. And if you have a set of tires that arenít puncture resistant but you otherwise like, you could try a...
07-22-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By daywood

DVR is definitely the way to go. I’ve...

DVR is definitely the way to go. I’ve inexplicably been watching the USA replays on Peacock rather than on DVR. They insert ads at random times a la YouTube instead of at the places ads were inserted...
07-17-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By daywood

If it’s just a problem around one of the gears...

If it’s just a problem around one of the gears (let’s say 4th), I would get behind the derailleur and look closely at how it’s aligned in that gear and what happens when you shift in and out of it....
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By daywood

That bike is a really good foundation for nearly...

That bike is a really good foundation for nearly endless possibilities as a fun second bike. I guess there are people out there who are happy riding one bike, but I donít understand them. 😀
07-13-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,368
Posted By daywood

We have what I like to call Active Brake...

We have what I like to call Active Brake Management on our tandem. Once we're at around 25 MPH, there's an audible warning. Beyond that the Fingernail Brake Actuators are deployed. Thus I never have...
07-13-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,259
Posted By daywood

I think you have enough (10) now, so letís see it!

I think you have enough (10) now, so letís see it!
07-11-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,524
Posted By daywood

'78 Free Spirit

One of my rides as an old guy was also my ride as a young guy. My wife got me this '78 Free Spirit new for my birthday. The first photo is how it is today, where not much is left from the original...
07-07-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14,889
Views: 3,623,121
Posted By daywood

I found this Trek 920, a '94 I think, at a pawn...

I found this Trek 920, a '94 I think, at a pawn shop -- not one of the newfangled pawn shops with bar codes and display cases, but an old school one that looks like an estate sale for a hoarder. The...
06-20-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 282,204
Posted By daywood

Great looking bike! If you want to stick with...

Great looking bike! If you want to stick with cantilevers, you might try Kool-Stop’s ebike brake pads, at least in the back. It’s a gray compound in metal carriers. I’ve had good luck increasing...
06-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By daywood

I like where you’re going. 😀 I used seafoam green...

I like where you’re going. 😀 I used seafoam green with white trim for my vintage tandem. It just seemed like a classic scheme to me whether or not it was actually one that was used back in the day.
06-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 856
Posted By daywood

I ride all of them in a sort of rotation, partly...

I ride all of them in a sort of rotation, partly because I’m always fiddling with them, trying different components or setups. I find that helps keep me out there riding when I could be easily...
06-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,343
Posted By daywood

Iíve got a couple of bikes that Iíve been running...

Iíve got a couple of bikes that Iíve been running 700c Kenda Kwick Drumlins on. Iíve got a set of 40mm and a set of 45mm. I like them because they can be inflated at a lower level to engage the...
05-31-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14,889
Views: 3,623,121
Posted By daywood

Great haul! I am currently having a lot of fun...

Great haul! I am currently having a lot of fun rejuvenating a Singletrack I picked up from a pawn shop. Itís elegant simplicity. I expect youíll have as much fun with yours.
05-19-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,524
Posted By daywood

I love your commitment to the color scheme in the...

I love your commitment to the color scheme in the details. Beautiful bike!
04-14-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,259
Posted By daywood

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1337x1117/1ea41092_733d_4571_ab36_bd3998897481_82be284e8039e08a11dac9f7e0c6187e09accaaa.jpeg
They are 40mm and they are pretty close to 40mm...
04-12-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,368
Posted By daywood

My tandem is considerably older than yours and...

My tandem is considerably older than yours and also has caliper brakes. Iíve tried a lot of things to improve their stopping power: brake booster, dual calipers on the rear, many different pad...
03-22-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,261
Posted By daywood

I donít know the specifics on that frame, but if...

I donít know the specifics on that frame, but if it can accommodate a square-taper bottom bracket, your local community bike shop may have options for cranksets that will either just work or will at...
03-21-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By daywood

That front brake is a thing of beauty.

That front brake is a thing of beauty.
03-20-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,706
Posted By daywood

I like to use a quill adapter because of the...

I like to use a quill adapter because of the world of options it opens for stem length and angle. Iíll even use an adjustable stem sometimes to dial in what works for comfort and geometry, and then...
02-26-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By daywood

I find I replace the cables on almost everything...

I find I replace the cables on almost everything I work on, so Iíve found it useful to have a cutter made for bike cables and a cable puller. Related to that, Iíve found it useful to buy bulk...
02-23-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,889
Views: 3,623,121
Posted By daywood

My wife spotted this 1984 Schwinn World Sport...

My wife spotted this 1984 Schwinn World Sport laying on its side and covered in weeds on her sister-in-law's property. The in-laws didn't want it anymore, so I happily loaded it into my truck as my...
02-20-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,556
Posted By daywood

Here is our mid-80's (I think) Motobecane...

Here is our mid-80's (I think) Motobecane Interclub. It's parked at Horsetail Falls, which is along the route of the 2019 Gorge Pedal, an annual organized ride in the Columbia Gorge.

At this...
01-19-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,259
Posted By daywood

Thanks! This is what passes for daylight in...

Thanks! This is what passes for daylight in western Oregon this time of year, so I figured I might as well use it for photographic effect. 😀
01-17-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,259
Posted By daywood

I changed the original 3X7 Twist Grip shift...

I changed the original 3X7 Twist Grip shift system to 3X8 with RapidFire shifters on my Giant Cypress DX. I also installed Kenda Kwik Drumlin tires that I had on hand because they didn't fit well on...
Forum: Introductions
12-03-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By daywood

Hello and welcome from another place (western...

Hello and welcome from another place (western Oregon) with dodgy riding weather this time of year!
Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,435
Posted By daywood

I prefer the rapid fire style shifters. They are...

I prefer the rapid fire style shifters. They are more precise in their shifting, take less effort to shift, and are just as easy to install. Also, it can be much more difficult to replace the shift...
Forum: Introductions
11-30-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By daywood

Welcome! Now that youíve ridden it a bit, I hope...

Welcome! Now that youíve ridden it a bit, I hope youíre already planning the mods youíll make and getting the itch to expand your stable. If so, youíve come to the right place for ideas!
11-29-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,186
Posted By daywood

Steel wheels and the narrow, deep drop road bars,...

Steel wheels and the narrow, deep drop road bars, and I’m just about to give up on the stem-mounted friction shifters.
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