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07-23-18, 06:25 AM
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Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I was going to suggest trying to reflow the...

I was going to suggest trying to reflow the solder with a little heat, but you got it figured. Also, beautiful bike you have there.
04-23-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Awesome ! thanks

Awesome !

thanks
04-23-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Is there any issue with the front chainring from...

Is there any issue with the front chainring from a 5-speed being used with a 3-speed hub? I know 1-3 speeds use a wider chain, and 5-10 speed vintage bicycles use a narrower chain to facilitate...
04-19-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

wow, 38mm is quite a jump, I was thinking the...

wow, 38mm is quite a jump, I was thinking the conversion would be similar to a 27"-to-700c conversion but 38mm is a huge difference.

I don't believe I've got any calipers from a Varsity laying...
04-19-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Would going with the 26" mtn bike wheel set make...

Would going with the 26" mtn bike wheel set make for an easier conversion? I'm thinking brake adjustment would be a non-issue, and there's a lot more room in the forks for 26" tire choices. ...
04-19-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Excellent advice, Thanks. You know, now that...

Excellent advice, Thanks.

You know, now that I think about it, I do have several mtn bike forks laying around, that might be the easier way to go with the front. Heck, the unicrown fork might...
04-18-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I don't think I explained the situation with a...

I don't think I explained the situation with a 700c conversion, there's not enough "minimum" reach when going to that large of a wheel. A conversion to MTN bike rims might be better, but the 700c is...
04-18-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Anyone put a Nexus Hub on an Electro-Forged Schwinn?

Hi everyone,

I'm going to be giving an old Schwinn Collegiate to a friend who wants to use the frame as the start of a commuter project. He's been doing research, and plans to use a Nexus Hub on...
03-14-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,773
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

All the best to a speedy recovery. Please keep...

All the best to a speedy recovery. Please keep us updated on your progress and of course your builds.
03-11-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,733
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

On long rides with my recumbent I sometimes have...

On long rides with my recumbent I sometimes have difficulty keeping my feet on the pedals. I need to get some clipless, or some pedal grips. I don't know if the stress of keeping your feet up on...
03-11-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,620,880
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Also, network with your local bike nuts, a...

Also, network with your local bike nuts, a replacement fork shouldn't be too much $$ or that hard to find. Ask about old broken bikes at garage sales, you might turn one up for free.
03-11-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,620,880
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Front fork most certainly is bent. Sorry :( ...

Front fork most certainly is bent. Sorry :( Someone probably had a bad braking experience. To see how a fork is bent, observe in the following pic how the green line traces the angle of the...
02-08-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,095
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

What a handsome dog. Fantastic that he has a...

What a handsome dog. Fantastic that he has a loving home. Our dogs have all come from the pound/humane society/animal rescue. Our latest is a flat-coated retriever that is so friendly I thought...
01-14-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,713
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I don't have a good space to hang a conduit rack,...

I don't have a good space to hang a conduit rack, so I hang my wheels on long nails that are nailed directly into the wall studs of my barn. I don't always want to nail more nails in, so I use a bit...
05-09-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,632
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Very nice work. Thanks for posting this...

Very nice work. Thanks for posting this beautiful bike. I like the other pic, but it's not the sort of thing I should be looking at during my break at work.
05-05-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,084
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Sounds like a plan. When I get on a better...

Sounds like a plan. When I get on a better connection I'll look for trails around Battle Creek, and a pizza place.:thumb:
05-03-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,073
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

probably measuring and ordering, however kids...

probably measuring and ordering, however kids bmx-style bikes get trashed every day, rear wheels generally get the worst of it. You might be able to find a donor bike and just pop the front wheel in...
05-03-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,084
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I was planning on doing up that crusty Sports of...

I was planning on doing up that crusty Sports of mine, but I could go with a JCHiggans Spaceliner frame if it has to be ratrod. The initial sentiment in the other thread seemed to be more inline...
05-03-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,084
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Yep, that's what I'm talkin bout. I skip the...

Yep, that's what I'm talkin bout. I skip the pepperoni because there's a vegetarian in the house. Does your kitchenaid stand up to the dough ok? I use a cuisinart with a dough blade. Ooops... i...
05-03-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Nice to see your Nishiki is up and running in...

Nice to see your Nishiki is up and running in style. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
05-03-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,073
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Scott, I'm unfamiliar with your bike. We...

Scott,

I'm unfamiliar with your bike. We don't see a whole lot of vintage trikes on here. What size are the rear rims? First try to clean them up, you'd be surprised what a little elbow...
05-03-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,084
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

If anyone wants to come do a simultaneous ride...

If anyone wants to come do a simultaneous ride with me in southwest michigan, I'll make the pizza ;p

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJimmy/random%20stuff/givemepizza.jpg

I use...
05-02-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I'd be in for a rusty & crusty build-off, but I'm...

I'd be in for a rusty & crusty build-off, but I'm too far to come join for a ride. I have a special project that has been waiting for just such an occasion.
05-02-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Nice job on that Schwinn. Before it looked sad,...

Nice job on that Schwinn. Before it looked sad, now it says "lets go for a ride".
05-02-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,750
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJi...

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJimmy/bicycles/Fuji%20Monterey/PICT0260.jpg

Of course I have to post my huge Fuji for size comparison ;p

*edit* I know, I know... my pics are...
05-02-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,315
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

If he's trashing wheels like that, I bet he gets...

If he's trashing wheels like that, I bet he gets more enjoyment out of riding than any of us do. :)

Oh, and I shamelessly trot this out on C&V often, but it probably fits the spirit of this thread...
03-28-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,791
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

It IS an "incredible fixer-upper" If you were...

It IS an "incredible fixer-upper" If you were close I'd give you one in similar shape for free which is about how much that's worth. er, scrap metal weight value. If it was in complete working...
03-23-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,013
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I used to play my Gibson Explorer through a...

I used to play my Gibson Explorer through a Peavey 1/2 half stack back in the day \m/ Rock \m/ . These days I play a Korean-made Fender squire Telecaster and run stereo amps from my Zoom G2. I...
03-23-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,013
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Thanks for the info Dave, Ha, guess I'm...

Thanks for the info Dave,

Ha, guess I'm wrong. I only went 4 pages deep in google before I had to go do something else. I did find a nice site with lots of old Gibson amplifier info: ...
03-21-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,013
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Thanks for the tips. Google's got nothing on...

Thanks for the tips. Google's got nothing on this, I've been looking and I've got a line or two cast. Sadly the local guitar shops have been done in by Guitfiddle-Center. I recognize some of the...
03-21-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,620,880
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

no way the kickstand kept that load up while they...

no way the kickstand kept that load up while they were stacking
03-21-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,013
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Perhaps slightly off-topic, but it's time I give...

Perhaps slightly off-topic, but it's time I give this amp some attention:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJimmy/Gibson_VariTone_amplifier/varitone_front.jpg
...
03-09-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,209
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

There may be other factors at work that we've...

There may be other factors at work that we've overlooked. In specific, I wonder how the increase in demand for scrap metal has affected the pool of old bikes that make it to the thrifts. Also,...
03-06-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I want to know more about the ratty old fuji.

I want to know more about the ratty old fuji.
02-28-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,679
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

It's been a while since I've sold anything on CR,...

It's been a while since I've sold anything on CR, but I try to meet in a public place, preferably a local grocery store chain that has room on the outskirts of the parking lot to meet where a test...
02-28-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,679
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Yes, lock them up and make them not easily...

Yes, lock them up and make them not easily ridable. That and perhaps an old chainsaw left out with some fake blood on the chain as well as dribbled all around a workbench with a spare mannequin leg...
02-28-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,192
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

It was only a few years ago that I returned to...

It was only a few years ago that I returned to riding as a way to get a bit of healthy exercise. I didn't have/want to spend $150.00 on a good bike from x-mart--I didn't know any better--so I put a...
02-15-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

How bout inexpensive friction thumbies for now,...

How bout inexpensive friction thumbies for now, but update them later because plastic is not elegant.

http://www.niagaracycle.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=thumb+shifters&x=4&y=6
...
02-10-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 198,893
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

+2 I live the style of that light, upgrades to...

+2 I live the style of that light, upgrades to LED look great in that, at least from the side.
02-09-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,789
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Ha, chain IS cheap. I replace the chain on my...

Ha, chain IS cheap. I replace the chain on my wife's bike with new and it looks beautiful. On the first bike I worked on, I cleaned up the chain with a wire wheel before I knew about how inexpensive...
02-08-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,091
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

If it's worth spending the $$ to get the whole...

If it's worth spending the $$ to get the whole setup to paint it, isn't it worth sending to someone who has experience and a history of doing the job right? That being said, have you seen the...
02-08-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,789
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

It looks beautiful! The chain and the pedals...

It looks beautiful! The chain and the pedals look like they still need a bit of attention. I know I'm nitpicking, a very small OA bath might be the ticket there. or, in the past I've had very...
02-07-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 147,308
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

This is what I ride on the railtrails and dirt...

This is what I ride on the railtrails and dirt roads

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJimmy/bicycles/frontier_new_fenders_side.jpg

Someday maybe I'll replace it with a larger...
02-07-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,429
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

This one: ...

This one:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/BigPolishJimmy/Huffy_Camaro_2.jpg

and these which I got at the same time:
...
02-07-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,031
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Nice Work! I like the touch of paint on the...

Nice Work! I like the touch of paint on the crank arms. Is that a black, or navy blue? Good to see the bike got a turkey-leg-ectomy and down tube shifters. I also like the dork disk, shiney!
02-06-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,108
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

I'm going to be contrary and admit that I...

I'm going to be contrary and admit that I actually like that Surly. Also, on the Jamis, if that's the frame you already have and those bits make the experience better for you, then why not? The...
02-06-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,031
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

Those Nashbar moustache bars are cheap! Sadly,...

Those Nashbar moustache bars are cheap! Sadly, cheap is just my style. Is it just me, or do Nashbar's moustache bars look just like northroads bars that have been flipped. I always thought real...
02-06-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,108
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

ah... that's probably what I will eventually...

ah... that's probably what I will eventually build, a Postructeur if only because I like reverse levers and shellac. Fenders are useful, it's a bonus if they look good too.
02-04-12, 07:02 AM
01-30-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,237
Posted By BigPolishJimmy

My kids are in ski club but we really haven't...

My kids are in ski club but we really haven't been this year due the the frequent warmups. I'm glad they ski, the snowboarders are annoying. Ok, well not all of them, but there are a bunch that...
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