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05-01-19, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Lighting aesthetics have always been a C&V...

Lighting aesthetics have always been a C&V sticking point for me. Great info in this thread on some keen and not-hideous products I'd never heard of before.
02-27-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

You gotta watch the promotional video for the...

You gotta watch the promotional video for the GOKISO hub. It somehow paired modern animation and video quality with the style and sound effects of 1983.

GOKISO Super Climber Hub...
02-25-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

If I answer this, and it turns out they're made...

If I answer this, and it turns out they're made with the larger ID because I didn't do my research, I'll be embarrassed. So I decline to say. But it's the Nitto Promenade B601AA.

I did ask if...
02-24-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Thanks, Jeff. Yes I saw an earlier post of yours...

Thanks, Jeff. Yes I saw an earlier post of yours on this. I'd probably screw this up, so I maybe just ask someone to do the bars for me. Either Terracycle or maybe Mark Stonich, and I believe I've...
02-23-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Ah I've never heard of these. Thanks!

Ah I've never heard of these. Thanks!
02-23-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Boring out bars for bar-end shifters

Just suppose you are dead set on a certain handlebar that is only made with an ID too small for bar-end shifters.

I have seen Sheldon Brown's photos of a jig for drilling them out, but I don't...
02-22-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

A double-leg kickstand and the fork stabilizer...

A double-leg kickstand and the fork stabilizer would go together nicely on a loaded bike.

That bike is dreamy.
02-19-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

simmonsgc looks cool! Thanks!

simmonsgc looks cool! Thanks!
02-19-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 934
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

This is my rat bike. I call if the Four Seasons. ...

This is my rat bike. I call if the Four Seasons.

Why? Because you ride it year round?

No, because it took four rounds coating it in flax oil and heating it in the oven to get it to polymerize....
02-18-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Right. There are many choices in black plastic,...

Right. There are many choices in black plastic, one I saw in chrome (of course could do aluminum or steel but Id rather have plastic) and silver. Probably some white in my search. But the colors Id...
02-18-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Fender recommendation for MTB

Finally setting up my '85 Schwinn Mirada, a 26"-wheel bike with canti brakes, which I've had as a frame for a while, and which has a nice brown paint color. I had long assumed it would be easy to...
02-04-19, 09:15 PM
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Views: 17,586
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Linda Ronstadt, 1978

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/650x980/linda_20ronstadt_201978_2017_f3acecfee695373503db573c6681cb7a300d5190.jpg
01-17-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Having recently been to the Netherlands, I have...

Having recently been to the Netherlands, I have to say that American-style adversarial cycling and the terrifying street designs that promote it are for the birds.
12-18-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,028
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

FFD ==> Front Freewheel Drive

FFD ==> Front Freewheel Drive
12-07-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Interesting to imagine this bike in this small...

Interesting to imagine this bike in this small town in France not long after the war. My general understanding is that most of Europe was just devastated at that time, and the Bianchi factory was...
12-03-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

:popcorn

:popcorn
12-02-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Ha I thought you said "gigante" because of the...

Ha I thought you said "gigante" because of the frame size.
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Views: 1,287
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Whoa! Super cool hidden treasure of this thread.

Whoa! Super cool hidden treasure of this thread.
10-14-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
10-14-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x422/bbtool_bolt_e846c6e0faf4a50e76f9e074a27df4a6ab6bf245.jpg
I have used Sheldon Brown's bolt thing with great success on many occasions....
09-08-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,034
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Well, you've come this far! It's the perfect time...

Well, you've come this far! It's the perfect time to add canti posts for your 650b conversion! :lol:
02-05-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,121
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Well that is bloody brilliant.

Well that is bloody brilliant.
01-08-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Fork's bent.

Fork's bent.
12-07-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,935
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

What a very strange beast. Rear is smaller for...

What a very strange beast. Rear is smaller for lower center of gravity? Why not both wheels smaller--a sort of mountain Moulton?
12-02-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,139
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

I'm laughing about this. My first trip out with...

I'm laughing about this. My first trip out with DT shifter-equipped bike. Reached down to shift, swerved into traffic and nearly died, tried again, put my fingers right in the spokes BZZZZZZZZZZZ...
11-28-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,715
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Someone was selling reproductions of these --...

Someone was selling reproductions of these -- machined from stainless, I think. I kept a link that I got on this forum, but now it's defunct. :(
10-28-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

If only this could be done on main tubes. :(

If only this could be done on main tubes. :(
10-24-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

You obviously haven't seen every bike ever...

You obviously haven't seen every bike ever donated to a bike co-op. So much BioPace. Bike co-ops are like egg farms.
09-07-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,450
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Shiver me timbers.

Shiver me timbers.
08-27-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

It's like the poor man's Pedersen.

It's like the poor man's Pedersen.
08-25-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,626
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Aw, for a second, I thought Frank the Welder was...

Aw, for a second, I thought Frank the Welder was back. :(
08-25-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

The problem with many classic recumbents (the...

The problem with many classic recumbents (the early Easy Racer Tour Easy or the BikeE) is that the quality got better over time. Early Easy Racers products were a bit rough. The earliest BikeE was...
08-25-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

You guys are weird with your recumbent safety...

You guys are weird with your recumbent safety concerns. Every day, most of you ride a machine which is basically a slingshot designed to shoot your body headfirst into an obstacle. The invention of...
08-14-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Welcome. Your thread may be moved to appraisals....

Welcome. Your thread may be moved to appraisals. If you really want to know what it's worth, I'd suggest starting over with detailed and well-lit pics. We will assume your market is your location.
08-10-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Wheel truing is a bit advanced, but you can learn...

Wheel truing is a bit advanced, but you can learn it from reading and videos if you want. It is almost certain that the existing wheels can be trued nicely, but sometimes the rim is bent or damaged...
08-10-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Yeah, I got a little overzealous there. Sorry.

Yeah, I got a little overzealous there. Sorry.
08-10-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

A couple comments on your specific questions: ...

A couple comments on your specific questions:

>>Wheels- look like they may have seen better days- can they be changed out to a newer/better style or just go with a new set of the old style?
...
08-10-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Matt- You've got an 85 bike that's pretty...

Matt-

You've got an 85 bike that's pretty decent, pretty nice even. It probably just needs a little cleaning and fine tuning to look good and work well. Changing the bike substantially can be...
08-10-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

The 460 is an 84 or 85. Trek Bike Models by...

The 460 is an 84 or 85.

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color (http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm)

With the cyclone looks like an 85.
...
07-24-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

When I started working on bikes, I messed some...

When I started working on bikes, I messed some decent old stuff because I did not know what I was doing. Tore up a nice crankset because I did not know how to use the extractor tool. Sanded some...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

https://colwoodwheelworks.co.uk/sturmey-archer/stu...

https://colwoodwheelworks.co.uk/sturmey-archer/sturmey-archer-hub-date-markings/

Post to the main forum for help dating the bike. Pics of the seat lug (that you posted) and the non-drive side rear...
07-08-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

The cork is so you have some extra "pop" for that...

The cork is so you have some extra "pop" for that last leg of the race. Something like that.
07-08-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Sublime. Wow!

Sublime. Wow!
07-06-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Yes!

Yes!
07-06-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,508,150
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Stumpjumper? More like Stumppuller! :eek: How...

Stumpjumper? More like Stumppuller! :eek: How many teeth on that big cog? :p
07-05-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

P15 9 is not a tandem. It's a Deluxe Paramount....

P15 9 is not a tandem. It's a Deluxe Paramount. The tandems in the catalogue are the Paramount and the Twinns. The Paramount has a 27" wheel and 3-pc bottom bracket assemblies. The Twinn has a...
07-05-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,605
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

In all my years of looking, I never found one of...

In all my years of looking, I never found one of those '76 red-white-blue Schwinn Bicentennial Varsities in my size. That would be a great Patriot Bike.
07-02-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,801
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

A three-speed hub had the advantage of being a...

A three-speed hub had the advantage of being a single-speed hub if you don't shift. Ah, but you want to be rid of the coaster brake.

I would be shocked if the frame was not drilled for a rim...
07-02-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,801
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

OK, hope this helps: The 60s Schwinn Collegiates...

OK, hope this helps: The 60s Schwinn Collegiates probably had Schwinn 26 x 1-3/8 S-6 wheels, which have a 597mm bead seat diameter. The wheels you're talking about using sound like mountain bike...
07-02-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,801
Posted By Roll-Monroe-Co

Also, it's not clear what you mean by "tin." What...

Also, it's not clear what you mean by "tin." What are you talking about?
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