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05-28-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Swampthing

Got wheels and cranks on it. Iíll need new bars,...

Got wheels and cranks on it. Iíll need new bars, or maybe I can clean these up, and put some grips on them. I havenít installed brakes yet, but itís geared low enough that riding it on flat dirt has...
05-12-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Swampthing

Everything is wonderful. I could be in a LEGO...

Everything is wonderful.
I could be in a LEGO movie.
now to decide on a drivetrain and seat and bars.
Iíll decide once there are wheels on it and a trial seat but a Klunker/ bomber type ride is...
05-12-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Swampthing

It arrived today. The frame was packaged with...

It arrived today.
The frame was packaged with extreme care Everything stable and secure and covered and protected as if it was a fine custom paint job.
THANK YOU!
this is almost too shiny...
05-05-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By Swampthing

This looks like a fun frame to put some big tires...

This looks like a fun frame to put some big tires on and use as a back road/ path commuter. The traffic on my road route is getting crazy.
05-02-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,054
Posted By Swampthing

So you basically prepared it for a new and...

So you basically prepared it for a new and improved message?
05-01-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,580
Posted By Swampthing

Iím currently re reading the Dune saga. It is...

Iím currently re reading the Dune saga.
It is my third time through, and itís new every time.
the first time, back in the 80s I thought ChildrenÖ and God Emperor were a bit weird and didnít...
05-01-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Swampthing

That will fit me manís is just the kind of...

That will fit me
manís is just the kind of project I was looking for.
Iíll bite.
10-02-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Swampthing

I have a biopace chainring on one of my fixed...

I have a biopace chainring on one of my fixed gear bikes. Itís never been a problem.
09-24-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,584
Posted By Swampthing

I put in an adapter so I could use those same...

I put in an adapter so I could use those same bars.
09-21-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Swampthing

Nice. if they were nines Iíd be on them. I...

Nice.
if they were nines Iíd be on them.
I wear another pair of Adidas indoor soccer shoes with a similar sole (forget the model name) for riding with and without straps and really like them. ...
09-20-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5,220
Views: 555,055
Posted By Swampthing

yes. The sides are different. I could use one...

yes. The sides are different.
I could use one of each (one was really rusty and I question how long it will last) , but really need the right hand side.
right as you are looking at it, so right...
09-18-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,220
Views: 555,055
Posted By Swampthing

if anyone has springs for these I need some. I...

if anyone has springs for these I need some.
I have three, but could use two.
09-04-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,208
Posted By Swampthing

agreed. there is a whole lot of awesome in...

agreed.
there is a whole lot of awesome in that shot.
09-04-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,208
Posted By Swampthing

I wish I still had that bag. I hated it for a...

I wish I still had that bag.
I hated it for a time. Especially on Sundays.
then after I was done with paper delivery I used it as a gear bag, commuter bag, and even for a couple of weekend...
09-03-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,584
Posted By Swampthing

Iím on a road trip, but had just finished this...

Iím on a road trip, but had just finished this rebuild before I left, but I did have time for a couple of rides and really enjoyed it.
...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,555
Posted By Swampthing

Stuff sacks and compression sacks just make life...

Stuff sacks and compression sacks just make life easier and simpler.
so much simpler to stay comfortable and on track when rushed by the light or weather or just exhaustion.
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,771
Posted By Swampthing

I could in a pinch, but the Hennessy is bottom...

I could in a pinch, but the Hennessy is bottom entry so itís awkward.
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,771
Posted By Swampthing

I prefer my Hennessy hammock for sleeping and...

I prefer my Hennessy hammock for sleeping and relaxing, but also use a bug bivy for when I have to be on the ground, and there are too many bugs to cowboy. Both can use the same tarp.
If I had to...
08-05-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By Swampthing

Google may work to get answers, but Iíd rather...

Google may work to get answers, but Iíd rather ask questions here and get a bit more meaningful replies.
08-04-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By Swampthing

That thing is begging for a bare finish.

That thing is begging for a bare finish.
08-02-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,584
Posted By Swampthing

Nice Im just about done building up something...

Nice
Im just about done building up something similar on an unknown frame (curb find) for messing around on the dirt trails. No hills around here, but we have levee banks, soft sand and wind so I...
08-02-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,584
Posted By Swampthing

Cool bike price means little. I paid more for...

Cool bike
price means little. I paid more for my used rack than I paid for my bike.
congrats on surviving.
Cancer sucks. Thatís all there is to it.
Knees are another design flaw.
I hope when...
08-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Swampthing

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b4d10e7e_29c9_4ae3_ad5b_832bbfffbc13_a7b63ac94947e4429bd09ce330eaf837497e3742.jpeg
C-19 on my Lotus Commuter. Itís coming off today to...
07-31-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,584
Posted By Swampthing

Nice bike enjoy! itís hard not to on a ss or...

Nice bike
enjoy!
itís hard not to on a ss or fixed gear.
07-13-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,584
Posted By Swampthing

Took this for a ride today. I will put some...

Took this for a ride today.
I will put some brakes on it when I get the springs for them. ...
06-30-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,836
Posted By Swampthing

I have. On flat ground for short distances...

I have.
On flat ground for short distances only.
I rescued a schwinn baby trailer, and took my blind dog for a ride down some dirt roads and canal paths.
26Ē tires, 39 x 20, no problem.
I am...
06-20-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 32,954
Posted By Swampthing

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1740x2000/f33d236e_76a2_473c_9910_a8799cb2ab9c_4afc22919fac88a27f7cedbd3e031820ef53d908.jpeg...
Forum: For Sale
06-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Swampthing

Thatís cool. What are the gears? something...

Thatís cool.
What are the gears?
something like 75% and 100%
I assume it takes coaster brake cogs ?
06-17-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Swampthing

enjoy! I was ready to snag this but without...

enjoy!
I was ready to snag this but without time to build it. And my only 27Ē front wheel is more modern and ratty.
06-16-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Swampthing

thatís pretty cool. Didnít Haro make some like...

thatís pretty cool.
Didnít Haro make some like that where the chain and wheels could come off without breaking the chain?
I want that frame.
06-15-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Swampthing

Yea, thatís kind what Iím going for. an old...

Yea, thatís kind what Iím going for.
an old school mountain bike/ klunker kind of bike just for fun and pretending Iím 12 again.
06-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Swampthing

Those look cool. the head tube is 12cm without...

Those look cool.
the head tube is 12cm without the cups.
06-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Swampthing

ok wow. I went from nothing to having to look...

ok wow.
I went from nothing to having to look and make choices.
06-15-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Swampthing

those look cool. and the length looks good.

those look cool.
and the length looks good.
06-15-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Swampthing

that looks good. Does the million dollar...

that looks good.
Does the million dollar headset make my cadence better or give me the ability to avoid obstacles I do not know are there?
if so that may be of interest as well, maybe a partial...
06-15-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Swampthing

WTB 1Ē fork for 26Ē wheels.

I am Replacing an old suspension fork on an old salvaged MTB. short head tube.
looking for Rider quality, it does not have to be pretty, but I prefer straight legs with clearance for 2.15s or so....
06-09-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Swampthing

I have a similar problem in my neck and some...

I have a similar problem in my neck and some herniated lumbar disks.
too upright hurts my back
too low hurts my neck
eventually I found comfort on two of my bikes, but my bikes are set up...
06-04-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Swampthing

If nobody else does soon I will. goingÖ.

If nobody else does soon I will.
goingÖ.
06-03-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Swampthing

This is an amazing offer. I would love to...

This is an amazing offer.
I would love to learn to build a wheel and this looks like a perfect project.
Unfortunately I wonít have the free time for it until around November.
06-03-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,973
Posted By Swampthing

Ok, oops I forgot you were committed to disks. ...

Ok, oops
I forgot you were committed to disks.
If you decide to rebuild I could give that poor 650b wheel a home.
06-03-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,973
Posted By Swampthing

cool. I would like to build up my own wheels...

cool.
I would like to build up my own wheels and get fatter tires on nice old steel.
why is 1Ē threaded a problem for brakes?
06-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,836
Posted By Swampthing

Nice. I am really enjoying my fixed gear rides....

Nice.
I am really enjoying my fixed gear rides.
itís been a while and riding a bike that coasts now is just really odd and takes a bit to get used to.
this is my current favorite ride. ...
Forum: BMX
05-28-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 38,218
Posted By Swampthing

nice looking bike!

nice looking bike!
05-27-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,973
Posted By Swampthing

Iíve been wanting a 650b or a 26 so I can run...

Iíve been wanting a 650b or a 26 so I can run some wider tires, but Iíve never built a wheel before.
maybe itís time to learn.
05-25-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,761
Posted By Swampthing

sorry to hijack the thread, but I want to build...

sorry to hijack the thread, but I want to build up a BMX fixed gear.
what kind of hub did you use? Rims? did you build the wheel or buy one?
I am an old guy, but sometimes I still just want to...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Swampthing

Like he said, parts availability is key. Parts...

Like he said, parts availability is key.
Parts can be reasonably cheap on eBay, if you can minimize the shipping, but if you really want to jump in, buy another bike for parts and salvage the bits...
03-21-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Swampthing

Just saw this and then saw it was sold. 🙁 I...

Just saw this
and then saw it was sold. 🙁
I hope the new owner enjoys it!
03-13-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,836
Posted By Swampthing

Mid 50s here and have been riding fixed since I...

Mid 50s here and have been riding fixed since I broke the derailleur of my MTB back in about 2004 in MD.
I really liked it right off the bat and didnít use a brake for a while, but these days most...
02-26-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Swampthing

They look cool. mill test em and let ya know...

They look cool.
mill test em and let ya know if you want. 😉
I have a build coming those would look good on.
02-18-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,334
Posted By Swampthing

This is a sore spot with me. I normally use...

This is a sore spot with me.
I normally use metric, but sometimes have to use feet and tenths of feet, and at other times feet and inches.
I often report the same issues in metric and then in...
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