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01-17-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 904
Posted By Mad Honk

I'm with Reynolds on this. You have to buy the...

I'm with Reynolds on this. You have to buy the box before it can be opened. With any luck this can stretch into about two hundred posts also. Har! MH
01-15-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By Mad Honk

Recently I acquired a Reg Harris frame and fork...

Recently I acquired a Reg Harris frame and fork that may provide the correct headset and maybe even the bottom bracket cups. Let me know the frame is still here in my shop. Smiles, MH
01-15-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 833
Posted By Mad Honk

Grant, The pics posted are of an adjustable...

Grant,
The pics posted are of an adjustable cup side. Cyclocommute sent the right info on removing the fixed cup and then using a bolt and nut assembly aka Sheldon Brown method to remove the...
01-09-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By Mad Honk

The shift boss appears to be of the Benelux...

The shift boss appears to be of the Benelux design for the 3-4 speed shift system. I sent the last of my shifter stash to Brent and he may be able to help you source the parts to make the Whitworth...
01-07-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Mad Honk

I have the Hirobel addition that I use with my...

I have the Hirobel addition that I use with my work stand to hold the exotic frames. It does not stress the frame and uses only the top tube to hold the bike stable for work. It does not use any...
12-16-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mad Honk

Dan, I have been building wheels since the...

Dan,
I have been building wheels since the mid 1970's my build time including coffee breaks is about one hour. And that is doing everything by hand. I have the Var tool and it works and saves...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mad Honk

The final decals have arrived and been installed....

The final decals have arrived and been installed. Two coats of clear over all decals and now the frame has a good sheen to it. I would like to post a few more pics of the finished product, but...
Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mad Honk

It was 17* last night and 27* currently here in...

It was 17* last night and 27* currently here in Indiana. I'm crying big tears for ya Hondo, I wish you were here to join in the freezing fun! Cold and dark is the forecast so not much for 80*...
12-06-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By Mad Honk

The best product for cleaning chrome is Quick...

The best product for cleaning chrome is Quick Glow Chrome Cleaner which is a lanolin based product that cleans the chrome and is not corrosive and human friendly. I would recommend that as a chrome...
11-26-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,804
Views: 506,371
Posted By Mad Honk

Jdawg, Good on ya for the new toy. I doubt...

Jdawg, Good on ya for the new toy. I doubt you will ever go back to yer old ways. Working smarter and not harder! Gimme a call, Smiles, MH
11-24-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,710
Posted By Mad Honk

Alex, Good to see your putting Doug at the...

Alex,
Good to see your putting Doug at the top of the list! Smiles, MH
11-20-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Mad Honk

Cyclopast, You might try contacting the...

Cyclopast,
You might try contacting the Mongolian Society which is housed here at Indiana University. I was in touch with them until the pandemic stopped all communication with them for me. I...
11-20-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,804
Views: 506,371
Posted By Mad Honk

J-Dawg and all, Put the wheel on a five gallon...

J-Dawg and all, Put the wheel on a five gallon pickle bucket so it rests on the spokes and lays flat, put the freewheel tool into the freewheel, and then use an impact wrench to remove to freewheel....
11-15-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By Mad Honk

Instead of starting another thread I will tag...

Instead of starting another thread I will tag onto vtchuck's and post these here. I got four of these new shop aprons from my printer group. Heavy twill mix of poly/cotton. Cost to ship priority...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mad Honk

Van, A couple of hours today with...

Van,
A couple of hours today with the fine water paper to clean the frame up and a trip to find tack cloths before more clear coat. It is much better but not to the deep shine I want...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mad Honk

@ Senior Ryder, Today was another cool and wet...

@ Senior Ryder,
Today was another cool and wet day so time inside with the details for the frame. Decals are complete with the exception of SL F&F which are on the way from VeloCals. Every set here...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mad Honk

trailangel, The frame will be completely...

trailangel,
The frame will be completely clear coated after decals so the detail of the serial number will be easier to identify and read. The clear will prevent rust so no problems. Smiles,...
10-29-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By Mad Honk

magicpie, since you are a truck mechanic I...

magicpie,
since you are a truck mechanic I am sure you have an impact wrench. Use that with the freewheel tool to remove the freewheel. Smiles, MH
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Mad Honk

Yeah Max, The powder-coat may be a ding,...

Yeah Max,
The powder-coat may be a ding, but better than original paint filled with rust and potential pitting. VeloCals is sending appropriate decals so I can bring it back to a good clean...
10-27-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By Mad Honk

Nice bike and a good score for you! Smiles, MH

Nice bike and a good score for you! Smiles, MH
Replies: 38
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Folks, The frame is back from the beauty...

Well Folks,
The frame is back from the beauty shop, and I think it turned out OK. Here are the initial pics upon return to Bloomington....
10-26-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Mad Honk

Shoota, Get yer wallet out and send me a...

Shoota,
Get yer wallet out and send me a twenty and I will send you a maroon or dark blue seat tube decal and if you ask nicely I can throw in a 501 frame decal Smiles, MH
10-25-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Folks, This has been pretty...

Well Folks,
This has been pretty entertaining, and filled with history of early 20th century and the bikes that were at one time a dominant force in cycling. The scant information about Reg...
10-24-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 55,385
Posted By Mad Honk

If I remember correctly on some models there was...

If I remember correctly on some models there was a thin aluminum plate bolted over the cables, on others the holes held screws that covered the cables in the channels and kept them in place. HTH, MH
10-24-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Mad Honk

More on this curious frame found at the co-op: ...

More on this curious frame found at the co-op:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc01932_3e45465eceb95cca435e63d55af1b15a4d9ab538.jpg
Reynold three tube frame sticker...
10-19-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 461,378
Posted By Mad Honk

Well folks, Steine13 just asked for this one. It...

Well folks, Steine13 just asked for this one. It will be on it's way to him later today. Smiles, MH
10-12-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 645,940
Posted By Mad Honk

I currently have the lavender Cannondale up in...

I currently have the lavender Cannondale up in the In Search Of thread of C&V. It needs to go to a new home in the hands of a BF member. Cost of shipping. Send me a PM. Smiles, MH
10-10-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 461,378
Posted By Mad Honk

Jdawg, Your sense of manicure and fashion...

Jdawg,
Your sense of manicure and fashion just astounds me! How much time have you spent in the salons to get all of this fashion knowledge? Smiles, MH
10-10-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 461,378
Posted By Mad Honk

thook, This one will have you telling...

thook,
This one will have you telling lavender lies. Smiles, MH
10-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 461,378
Posted By Mad Honk

ISO a new home. This one snuck in this week,...

ISO a new home. This one snuck in this week, maybe as Joe says: "she came in through the bathroom window". But she needs to go to a new home in the hands of a BF member. Tall ( 25"? ) Lavender...
10-05-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,731
Posted By Mad Honk

I have converted to a mix of acetone and atf to...

I have converted to a mix of acetone and atf to break those posts free. Let it soak in the seat tube upside down for a day or two and they will break loose. Smiles, MH
10-01-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,828
Posted By Mad Honk

Here in Bloomington, IN the "Bike Project" is the...

Here in Bloomington, IN the "Bike Project" is the co-op. I went in a few times to volunteer and was asked to sit in on the meetings of the management group, I made a few suggestions and was asked to...
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Mad Honk

When they were new the going rate was between $79...

When they were new the going rate was between $79 and $100. They didn't make many and the runs of production only lasted about two years. Most of the kids tried to do the color match for all...
09-30-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,561
Posted By Mad Honk

Andy, I'm now back to cycling after a 30...

Andy,
I'm now back to cycling after a 30 year hiatus, and looking back I have been very lucky. I was allowed to ride a lot of great bikes, and sample what they were like. Rauler, Piccio,...
09-27-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 30,531
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Folks, It appears the Box O' Crap has...

Well Folks,
It appears the Box O' Crap has finally stalled in series eight. We have had no volunteers for a few weeks and Our fearless Crapmaster has not been sighted for a while. I am thinking...
Forum: Foo
09-26-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,713
Posted By Mad Honk

Higgs, I was working one day a few years ago...

Higgs,
I was working one day a few years ago in a building that had recent renovations but the old pay phone booth left in place. A young student came in and exclaimed how cool it was that the...
09-22-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 645,940
Posted By Mad Honk

JDawg, My 57cm Trek is on it's way to you...

JDawg,
My 57cm Trek is on it's way to you and I will move the 62cm frames to new owners. BF is the best place for good bikes to be saved from a bad fate. Smiles, MH
09-22-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,723
Posted By Mad Honk

SurferRosa, I know I have posted it a few...

SurferRosa,
I know I have posted it a few times before, but I replace the pulleys with Chaser Tech sealed bearing pulleys. They provide spacers for the pulleys that make them fit the 5mm bolts...
09-20-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Mad Honk

How did she know to call me Honkus???? ...

How did she know to call me Honkus???? Smiles, MH
09-15-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Mad Honk

52, Now that you have it cleaned up a bit,...

52,
Now that you have it cleaned up a bit, get a tub of Quick Glow chrome cleaner and go over it. it leaves a light coat of protectant on the chrome and removes the light pitting of the steel...
09-11-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Mad Honk

Quick Glo Chrome cleaner. A non damaging ...

Quick Glo Chrome cleaner. A non damaging cleaning and polishing compound that removes the small rust pitting and covers them with a protective film. Smiles, MH
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,945
Posted By Mad Honk

Higgs, I'm beginning to think your new hobby...

Higgs,
I'm beginning to think your new hobby is hanging out in the post a lie thread and wasting hours on the confuser posting false truths about the liar above you. Har! Smiles, MH
09-09-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,871
Posted By Mad Honk

Quite true. I am a certified Golf Equipment...

Quite true. I am a certified Golf Equipment Professional and have worked with CF for over 30 years. The material is strong enough to withstand impacts of over 100 mph when used in a golf shaft, ...
09-08-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Mad Honk

That shifter has a three or four pronged piece of...

That shifter has a three or four pronged piece of plastic that needs to be compressed to get the shifter apart to re-route the shift cable. You will need to use a 2-3mm hex head to remove the...
09-05-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 30,531
Posted By Mad Honk

Crapsters, We have a new volunteer. ...

Crapsters,
We have a new volunteer. Nwvlvtnr has stepped up and wishes to be added to the list. Hokiefyd, if you have not moved the box along yet please contact him. Smiles MH
09-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Mad Honk

Try using the 50/50 acetone and atf mix and let...

Try using the 50/50 acetone and atf mix and let it sit upside down for a few days. The mix normally allows a post to come loose. Smiles, MH
09-01-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Mad Honk

There is one available on flea Bay right now...

There is one available on flea Bay right now about $20 Smiles, MH
08-26-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 461,378
Posted By Mad Honk

How about some peace and quiet from the War...

How about some peace and quiet from the War Department? Send me the details. Smiles, MH
08-20-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Mad Honk

The yellow dust caps should be able to come off. ...

The yellow dust caps should be able to come off. They may take a bit of prying with a sharp item like an x-acto blade, but once off the bearing assembly should be exposed. The assembly can be...
08-03-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mad Honk

Good on ya Kabuki! This is what BF is all...

Good on ya Kabuki! This is what BF is all about! Smiles, MH
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