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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By tdsherman325

Here they are all geared up: ...

Here they are all geared up:
https://i.imgur.com/irTlLsbh.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/EcmebJSh.jpg

They weighed about 80 lbs each fully loaded. We rode them for a total of 40 miles over a 1600' pass,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By tdsherman325

A Couple of Oddballs

My wife and I have our 10th anniversary coming up and we decided to go camping for a week up in the Pacific Northwest. Since we're flying and we don't want to rent a car we decided to take our...
05-09-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By tdsherman325

https://i.imgur.com/OiNWBOyh.jpgAssembled and...

https://i.imgur.com/OiNWBOyh.jpgAssembled and rideable! There's still some tweaking to do, but overall I'm happy with how it came out.

A few notes:
- The chain is really long. I had to buy two...
03-21-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By tdsherman325

Update

Finally got some wheels:

https://i.imgur.com/ys6ZLRGh.jpg

They're a pair of Araya chrome rims with Sunshine hubs. Nothing fancy, but roughly period appropriate and in good shape.

I also used...
02-28-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By tdsherman325

Finally got the frame back from the powder coater...

Finally got the frame back from the powder coater - it came out pretty nice! Got the crank, headset, forks and handlebars installed:

https://i.imgur.com/wr9xPOFh.jpg

I used Wheels Manufacturing...
02-13-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By tdsherman325

It's stamped "THREE ARROWS" which, from a cursory...

It's stamped "THREE ARROWS" which, from a cursory google search, does appear to be Takagi. They seem to be common on Columbia-built bikes.

I woudn't convert a one-piece crank. I have plenty of...
02-13-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By tdsherman325

I have no idea what the story behind that hood is...

I have no idea what the story behind that hood is and I can't envision a purpose for it. Dude was a little weird.

The tire clearance is a bit excessive - even 27 x 1 1/4" (630mm BSD) require...
02-13-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By tdsherman325

While the frame's at the powder coaters' I...

While the frame's at the powder coaters' I figured I'd see what if anything was salvageable. I managed to rescue the chainring, crank & fork crown cover:

https://i.imgur.com/DNVNjLLh.jpg

The...
01-30-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By tdsherman325

1972 Vista Esquire

I was given this in exchange for a 40 of Olde English in the parking lot of my neighborhood Allsup's:

https://i.imgur.com/XkYeXx6l.jpg

This is after removing the handlebars+stem that were one...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By tdsherman325

We don't see snow much around here

http://i.imgur.com/u3OT8Z5h.jpg

My usual 15 minute commute turned into 45 minutes this morning.

http://i.imgur.com/s9bo3IYh.jpg

Brakes still worked, surprisingly enough.
...
06-23-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By tdsherman325

I got gradually more and more fed up with the...

I got gradually more and more fed up with the expense and legal complexity of car ownership. Texas can be a kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmare at times. The stress of the ambiguity of never knowing...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,596
Posted By tdsherman325

Mine's a 1962 Western Flyer tandem with a baby...

Mine's a 1962 Western Flyer tandem with a baby seat and a front basket.

Here it is as I bought it:
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=458654

and here it is with the seat &...
05-19-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By tdsherman325

Almost half of it. Believe it or not, that thing...

Almost half of it. Believe it or not, that thing won't go much lower than that before it bottoms out. That stem is stupidly long.
05-19-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By tdsherman325

It's snug, what was meant was that it cannot be...

It's snug, what was meant was that it cannot be adjusted comfortably due to the shape. It's too concave on top. The other saddle she likes better is equally big and cushy, just flatter.

Believe...
05-19-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By tdsherman325

I asked and she said that it's okay, but raises...

I asked and she said that it's okay, but raises up too high in the back. If she tips it back the nose comes up too high. She's got a different saddle she likes better on one of her other bikes and...
05-11-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 166,219
Posted By tdsherman325

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=450676
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=450682
Exklusiv folding bike from Germany, or possibly Austria. As far as I can...
05-11-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By tdsherman325

Completely forgot to wrap this up! So here's...

Completely forgot to wrap this up!

So here's the bike a little over a year later:
450662

Final total was about $450 in parts - more than half of which was the wheels.

It rides very well...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,452
Posted By tdsherman325

Mine are a bit... different: 449817449818 ...

Mine are a bit... different:

449817449818

But I think they're attractive.
05-05-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 26,982
Posted By tdsherman325

We've got 6 - in rough order of age: 1962...

We've got 6 - in rough order of age:

1962 Western Flyer Bicycle-Built-For-Two
449508

Just bought this one about a month ago from an antique dealer. The wife and I took it on a road trip to...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By tdsherman325

Trying out something different

So, I found this thing at a local pawn shop:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8632/16522928690_ab12f29242_b.jpg

It's a Canadian bike! CCM Evox 120. Apparently it's a badge-engineered Quetzal, a...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

borosen______________________________ 718 (776)...

borosen______________________________ 718 (776) [18/19]
gregf83 (BC)_________________________ 691 (964 total)
buzzbee _____________________________ 680
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 649.8...
02-04-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By tdsherman325

Update time: We got the parts in and...

Update time:

We got the parts in and assembled it as far as could be done. All we're missing now is brake cables & pads, and the rear fender bracket.

Original rear hub with new spokes & rim:...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

borosen______________________________ 718 (776)...

borosen______________________________ 718 (776) [18/19]
buzzbee _____________________________ 680
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 649.8 (941.6 total) [16/16]
f1xedgear...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

borosen_____________________________718 (776)...

borosen_____________________________718 (776) [18/19]
buzzbee ____________________________680
augustgarage (CA)____________________649.8 (941.6 total) [16/16]
f1xedgear...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574)...

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574) [13/14]
buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
SnakeHips___________________________ 350 (350...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574)...

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574) [13/14]
buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
SnakeHips___________________________ 350...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574)...

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574) [13/14]
buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
SnakeHips___________________________ 350 (350...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574)...

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574) [13/14]
buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
Tarwheel____________________________ 313 (526...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

buzzbee ____________________________ 394 ...

buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
borosen_____________________________ 325 (383) [8/9]
NABRXX______________________________ 275...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

buzzbee ____________________________ 394 ...

buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
borosen_____________________________ 325 (383) [8/9]
Tarwheel____________________________ 251 (401...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,210
Posted By tdsherman325

I run the IT department for an engineering firm,...

I run the IT department for an engineering firm, as well as serving as our network engineer whenever we have a project come up that requires one be designed.

I'm the only bike commuter here, but...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

buzzbee ____________________________ 394 ...

buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
borosen_____________________________ 325 (383) [8/9]
Tarwheel____________________________ 251 (401...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327...

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327 total)
tdsherman325 (TX)_________________ 184 (190) [13/13]
wphamilton(GA)____________________ 138 (9/9)
Tarwheel__________________________ 125 (223...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327...

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327 total)
tdsherman325 (TX)_________________ 170 (176) [12/12]
wphamilton(GA)____________________ 138 (9/9)
Tarwheel__________________________ 125 (223...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327...

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327 total)
tdsherman325 (TX)_________________ 151 (157) [11/11]
Tarwheel__________________________ 125 (223 total)
NABRXX ___________________________ 123.43...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327...

gregf83 (BC)______________________ 202 (327 total)
tdsherman325 (TX)_________________ 137 (138) [10/10]
Tarwheel__________________________ 125 (223 total)
SnakeHips_________________________ 116...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

gregf83 (BC)_______________________202 (327...

gregf83 (BC)_______________________202 (327 total)
tdsherman325 (TX)_________________ 130 (131) [9/9]
Tarwheel__________________________ 125 (223 total)
rodentcloister (CA)________________ 98...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

Tarwheel__________________________ 125 (223...

Tarwheel__________________________ 125 (223 total)
tdsherman325 (TX)_________________ 123 (123) [8/8]
cvskates (BC)______________________ 94
scroca (MT) _______________________ 60.360
NABRXX...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

tdsherman325 (TX)_________________105 (105) [7/7]...

tdsherman325 (TX)_________________105 (105) [7/7]
cvskates (BC)______________________94
NABRXX ____________________________53.2
bloomrae (PA)______________________47.1 (2/6)
f1xedgear...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

Took the long way home so I can squeak back on...

Took the long way home so I can squeak back on top...

tdsherman325 (TX)__________________98 (98) [6/6]
cvskates (BC)______________________94
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________40.5 [1]
Mr....
Forum: Commuting
01-07-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

cvskates (BC)______________________94 ...

cvskates (BC)______________________94
tdsherman325 (TX)__________________78 (78) [5/5]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________40.5 [1]
Mr. Hairy Legs (BC)________________39
doyo (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

cvskates (BC)______________________94 ...

cvskates (BC)______________________94
tdsherman325 (TX)__________________64 (64) [4/4]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________40.5 [1]
Mr. Hairy Legs (BC)________________39
doyo (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,189
Posted By tdsherman325

Ive been riding the Schwinn in the morning and...

Ive been riding the Schwinn in the morning and the Raleigh in the evening, but I got up this morning to find a flat tire on the Schwinn so I took the Raleigh. It was 11 degrees out so I think this is...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

tdsherman325 (TX)__________________50 (50) [3/3] ...

tdsherman325 (TX)__________________50 (50) [3/3]
cvskates (BC)______________________44
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________40.5 [1]
Mr. Hairy Legs (BC)________________39
rodentcloister...
01-03-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By tdsherman325

Also a snazzy white chain: 357880

Also a snazzy white chain:
357880
01-03-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By tdsherman325

The headset showed up, so we went ahead and put...

The headset showed up, so we went ahead and put in on. We're going to need a 10mm spacer in order for it to fit correctly.
357864357865
01-02-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,515
Posted By tdsherman325

My first road bike was my first adult-sized bike....

My first road bike was my first adult-sized bike. I don't remember the brand or model now, but it was a maroon bike boom era 10-speed. It was my dad's bike from when he and my mom were dating. I had...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 84,133
Posted By tdsherman325

tdsherman325 (TX)__________________43 (43) [2/2] ...

tdsherman325 (TX)__________________43 (43) [2/2]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________40.5 [1]
scoatw (OH)________________________14
scroca (MT) _______________________12.000
K'Tesh...
01-02-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,703
Posted By tdsherman325

My Schwinn has about the most ridiculous...

My Schwinn has about the most ridiculous handlebars ever, with the possible exception of upside-down-drops guy up there.
357680
Forum: Commuting
01-02-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,189
Posted By tdsherman325

24 degrees out but fortunately not windy. There...

24 degrees out but fortunately not windy. There wasn't a whole lot of traffic out which was nice.

I rode the Schwinn this morning - been thinking about alternating between it and the Raleigh. I...
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