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09-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,232
Posted By BFisher

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol: When I was...

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol:

When I was about 10 or 11 years old my grandfather gave me a pocket knife just like the one I posted. He got it in the Navy. Unfortunately I lost it. Bummed out...
09-26-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By BFisher

Roadsters Only: Let's See Them!

Raleigh, Gazelle, Flying Pigeon, CWS, English, Dutch, Italian, Chinese...Let's hear it for the humble roadster. Not your light, "Sports" types - I'm talking about the full Monty.
I just picked up...
09-25-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,232
Posted By BFisher

Snack time ...

Snack time

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09-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16,122
Views: 1,673,300
Posted By BFisher

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics! From...

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics!

From today:
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09-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 472
Posted By BFisher

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake...

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake shoes of the same style work great.

Mild words of caution on Velo-Orange options:

1. Their stainless hardware for their shoe assemblies is rather...
09-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 727,407
Posted By BFisher

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as...

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as decoration, so this bike got its crank, pedals, sweet Motobecane branded headset with black top nut, and tires. I filled in the slots in the spider using a...
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9,257
Views: 893,876
Posted By BFisher

:lol: Wow, I'm fast today! (I turn...

:lol:
Wow, I'm fast today!

(I turn around)

No, I'm not.
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By BFisher

I always approach these things based on what I...

I always approach these things based on what I would pay for an item. Bid as much as you are comfortable paying. That way if you are outbid, well, you didn't want to pay more anyway.

Even if an...
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,196
Posted By BFisher

Right on. Raleighs are about as rare as...

Right on.
Raleighs are about as rare as pennies, although plenty of sellers seem to believe otherwise.

Fun recent observation - every time I take my Raleigh out for a spin, I see a great blue...
09-22-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 948
Posted By BFisher

Don't they? Here's a pair of Atom 600 from...

Don't they?

Here's a pair of Atom 600 from 1979
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09-22-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 948
Posted By BFisher

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch...

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch Mistral Leader:
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09-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By BFisher

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is...

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is excellent, and stays white much longer than cork or cotton.
09-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By BFisher

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this...

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this tribute/replica! Nothing says Raleigh like blobs of weld/braze (coming from a very pleased owner of a '73 Carlton Raleigh).
09-20-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By BFisher

So cool! What a great job!

So cool! What a great job!
09-19-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,558
Posted By BFisher

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive...

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive straightness. Kind of like how so many people, mostly guys, can't tell purple from pink or blue. Some forks are obviously very, very bent, and the owner...
09-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,591
Posted By BFisher

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.
09-18-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,488
Posted By BFisher

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi....

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi. There was once even a hollow chromoly OPC, believe it or not. https://www.planetbmx.com/shop/tange-sealed-american-bottom-bracket-for-1-pc-cranks.html...
09-17-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By BFisher

Fantastic! Looks great!

Fantastic! Looks great!
09-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By BFisher

No strong opinion either way. One could do better...

No strong opinion either way. One could do better for the money, I think.

Maybe they should have called it a tribute instead of a replica? Price it accordingly?

Probably a nice riding bike.
...
09-16-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,591
Posted By BFisher

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny...

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny violin.
09-16-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,591
Posted By BFisher

It really is luck of the draw regarding shipping...

It really is luck of the draw regarding shipping these days. Probikekit sent it out, right? I just got something from them rather promptly in PA. Also got some wheels from overseas in two days. Not...
09-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16,122
Views: 1,673,300
Posted By BFisher

A couple shots from today's ride. ...

A couple shots from today's ride.
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Market St. Bridge,...
09-11-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 209,412
Posted By BFisher

This is now on its way out to be refinished: ...

This is now on its way out to be refinished:
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Guess this will make me a...
09-10-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,288
Posted By BFisher

It's stamped "Wheelmen & Co." Can't remember...

It's stamped "Wheelmen & Co." Can't remember where I got it; likely eBay. ...
09-09-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,488
Posted By BFisher

Lots of truth there ^^. So much of the old stuff...

Lots of truth there ^^. So much of the old stuff sat around way more than it was used. More often than not, whenever I have acquired an old Electroforged Schiwnn, all mechanicals were in great shape....
09-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,007
Posted By BFisher

They should do a throwback day. Pick an era and...

They should do a throwback day. Pick an era and have all riders adhere to the gear and rules of that time.
09-02-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,205
Posted By BFisher

Can't say I have a favorite, although anything...

Can't say I have a favorite, although anything rccardr builds gets the salivary glands going. Lots of nice stuff posted already.

I will add an honorable mention for Shimano 6500.

-Nicely...
09-01-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,288
Posted By BFisher

I'm really liking the three speed version of my...

I'm really liking the three speed version of my Super Course. It's been a smooth operator, and I think I got the gearing just right for my needs. ...
08-30-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By BFisher

I always thought these would make an excellent...

I always thought these would make an excellent platform for an IGH conversion, with either drop bars or upright.
08-30-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,063
Posted By BFisher

francophile, your descriptions make sense to me,...

francophile, your descriptions make sense to me, as do the suggestions by everyone else who has tried to help by posting experiences and knowledge. It was said that this is a hard place to learn...
08-29-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,775
Posted By BFisher

Don't forget, with carbon fiber you have to...

Don't forget, with carbon fiber you have to remember to keep it away from dogs as they may chew through it. Especially bull terriers.

My cat started nibbling on the leg of a steel kitchen stool...
08-29-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,063
Posted By BFisher

To summarize: the OP is trying to match angles...

To summarize: the OP is trying to match angles with one pin still installed. He hasn't compared the two pins, and has apparently been riding his bike around with one crank arm. He has no frame of...
08-27-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Posted By BFisher

The bike looks fantastic, but do get those brake...

The bike looks fantastic, but do get those brake pads turned to face the opposite of how they are mounted now. The pads can launch out of the holders, leaving you brakeless.
08-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,099
Posted By BFisher

I feel for those who routinely put up with...

I feel for those who routinely put up with goatheads, harsh headwinds, loads and loads of rain.

I am a solo rider and live in a valley. Down the river and back is flatish, and I can get an...
08-26-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
Posted By BFisher

So, crab-on fiber frame checklist: Keep out of...

So, crab-on fiber frame checklist:
Keep out of sunlight
Don't clamp in workstand
Don't drop tools on it
Don't let fall over
Check for cracks before every ride
Torque wrench on every fastener...
08-25-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
Posted By BFisher

Yikes! Hope the pooch is ok.

Yikes!

Hope the pooch is ok.
08-25-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,063
Posted By BFisher

This sounds like the angle of the flat may have...

This sounds like the angle of the flat may have been too steep. Are you filing both drive side and non drive side pins the same amount and at as close to the same angle as possible?

Filing cotters...
08-25-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,541
Posted By BFisher

Campagnolo NR and SR rear derailleurs: Way too...

Campagnolo NR and SR rear derailleurs: Way too much fuss over these based on Berto's attempted assessment. They are not only fully functional, but also lightweight, beautiful, and durable.
...
08-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 87,457
Posted By BFisher

Rode by and this little guy just stayed there. ...

Rode by and this little guy just stayed there.
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08-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By BFisher

On that note, vintage Suntour is all...

On that note,

vintage Suntour is all terrible, TERRIBLE I tell you! Not worth a dime. You heard it right here, lurkers.
08-22-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,504
Posted By BFisher

It wasn't, for sure. The complaining about...

It wasn't, for sure.

The complaining about the ten post rule has got to be the most ridiculous thing I see around here. Chee-sus! Ten posts is too hard? Like we're all suffering because one can't...
08-22-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,334
Posted By BFisher

I have to say, I never got the appeal of vintage...

I have to say, I never got the appeal of vintage Treks. To my eyes they all look boring- never cared for the font/typeface choice on the graphics, or the headbadge. They just never caught my eye....
08-17-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 44,658
Posted By BFisher

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08-15-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By BFisher

That's great about the steerer tube success. I've...

That's great about the steerer tube success. I've only ever tried to straighten one steerer, and I did not claim victory that day.

I really like that forkend construction. Very handsome.
08-15-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,830
Posted By BFisher

Post fender install follow-up shots: ...

Post fender install follow-up shots:
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08-14-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,830
Posted By BFisher

'73 Super Course three speed style: ...

'73 Super Course three speed style:
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08-14-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,715
Posted By BFisher

I opted for those tires on two of my bikes and so...

I opted for those tires on two of my bikes and so far I like them. I get a nice, smooth ride out of them.

The bike looks outstanding.
08-13-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,361
Posted By BFisher

Dirt bike bars from Dennis Kirk on my '61 Schwinn...

Dirt bike bars from Dennis Kirk on my '61 Schwinn with a BMX stem
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I have since...
08-13-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By BFisher

Something tells me that paint is really going to...

Something tells me that paint is really going to clean up nicely. Can't wait to see it all polished up.
08-12-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,017
Posted By BFisher

Would also serve well as a personal profile on a...

Would also serve well as a personal profile on a dating app.
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