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11-25-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Haha thanks for thinking of me! Yes, I got the...

Haha thanks for thinking of me! Yes, I got the damn thing off. I listed it on eBay and it's strange, but nobody wants to buy it.... :D
07-29-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I had no idea I would encounter so much expertise...

I had no idea I would encounter so much expertise in rust here. Thanks for all your replies! :)
07-21-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,628
Posted By tonyfourdogs

By no means an expert, but I'm like OP in that I...

By no means an expert, but I'm like OP in that I use clips and straps but keep the straps loose. My favourite pedals so far have been Shimano 600 with the chrome toe clips. Comfortable and they look...
07-21-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks again everyone. I'm always really...

Thanks again everyone. I'm always really impressed with the helpfulness of this community. Hopefully I'll learn enough one day to be able to pass some of this on myself...

I hadn't even considered...
07-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have a pile of...

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have a pile of parts on hand and a rebuild might be a way to distract myself from work for a good while (I'm always up for that!)



Thanks - I've heard of the...
07-21-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your input. I agree, but have no idea...

Thanks for your input. I agree, but have no idea how thick the steel should be on the chainstay. Also interested to know the thoughts of more experienced folks :)
07-21-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Haha, yeah, sorry. Attached (only the chain stay...

Haha, yeah, sorry. Attached (only the chain stay has visible rust, and check out those fancy lugs)
...
07-21-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By tonyfourdogs

How much rust is too much?

Hi folks

I recently picked up a Dawes Super Galaxy 531 from my local recycle centre. It's in pretty bad shape, and I had already decided the frame was beyond redemption because of the rust on the...
07-18-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks scarlson & noob I didn't notice the...

Thanks scarlson & noob

I didn't notice the philips fitting in the mount, so now it finally makes sense. I just tried to take it off, but it's on damn tight. Given it a little penetrating oil to...
07-17-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Suntour front derailleur help

Apologies if this should be in mechanics, but I thought you vintage folks would be more likely to know the answer.

Rather than describe it, I've taken pics (including the front derailleur it was...
05-22-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your replies, chaps. Yes, the...

Thanks for your replies, chaps.

Yes, the steerer tube is completely clear of the stem. In fact, I drilled out the old bolt, disassembled the headset (with extreme difficulty - it was corroded to...
05-06-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By tonyfourdogs

This looks great! Thanks for that - I had no idea...

This looks great! Thanks for that - I had no idea something like that was available.



I didn't put it together - I rescued from a life of neglect :p So... probably not!
05-05-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for the extra info :) I tried tapping...

Thanks for the extra info :)

I tried tapping out the bolt with a chisel, but it just made matters worse. However, I also sprayed the spacers with penetrating oil, and gave the whole area a good...
05-05-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your replies, folks. I maybe didn't...

Thanks for your replies, folks. I maybe didn't explain very well - I don't need more spacers, the steerer tube is a good 4-5mm from the top of the stem, so I should have lots of room to tighten it up...
05-05-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Help me un-destroy my aheadset?

Hello :)

Today I am/ was fixing a bike with more play in the headset than the complete works of shakespeare. Being an aheadset (I've only ever serviced the old kind before) I watched the park tool...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By tonyfourdogs

So (necro thread apologies) in a strange twist of...

So (necro thread apologies) in a strange twist of fate, the original owner of the bike saw my ad on facebook and sent me a message. He bought it new in 1988 and rode it from John O Groats to Lands...
01-22-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your replies folks, and for the link ...

Thanks for your replies folks, and for the link non-fixie

I've emailed the company (or whoever operates their website) to see if I can glean any more info on the frame. In the meantime, it's...
01-22-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By tonyfourdogs

New bike: MKM? Anyone else got one of these?

So, all those trips to the tip seem to have finally paid off. I just drove home with this somewhat neglected absolute beauty! I've read up on the company online, and MKM does seem to be a pretty...
01-22-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I finally had time to strip it down yesterday. I...

I finally had time to strip it down yesterday. I thought some of you might enjoy seeing the paint job in all its glory....
...
01-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,036
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Triple is probably the way to go. Even though I...

Triple is probably the way to go. Even though I much prefer the look of a double, the only freewheels I can find above 28T are megarange 34T ones with a massive gap between the lowest and next gear....
01-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,036
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Even my mid 90's Raleigh came with 42/28 as the...

Even my mid 90's Raleigh came with 42/28 as the lowest gear :( I'm now 43 and changed the cassette/crankset so my lowest gear is now 37/30 and even that's barely enough when the gradient *really*...
01-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Wow, that looks much better than I would expect....

Wow, that looks much better than I would expect. I'll definitely give that a try, thanks :)
01-03-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

That's what I love about this forum: the range of...

That's what I love about this forum: the range of replies. From the simply voyeuristic to the offers to exchange with a suspiciously tidy looking bike (I'm not falling for that one) to the admonition...
01-02-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Hahahaha please tell me how to absolve myself,...

Hahahaha please tell me how to absolve myself, sister. I am a slave to my impure thoughts, obviously ;)
01-02-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I'm tempted too. It's my size, and I've always...

I'm tempted too. It's my size, and I've always found peugeots to be a comfortable ride. Might even consider a powder coat...
01-02-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for all the encouragement, friends. I feel...

Thanks for all the encouragement, friends. I feel much better now.... ;)

It gets better of course. I think the previous owner must have been an adhesives expert. One hour later, and I've exposed...
01-01-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Some of the pics didn't upload... ...

Some of the pics didn't upload...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1020302_e437dc2edfa4d2b57ebfd0fc21ebda52ff5cde68.jpg

Looks serviceable at a very quick glance,...
01-01-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Ok, hold onto your breakfast folks, here she...

Ok, hold onto your breakfast folks, here she is...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1020309_a13e3d00f7c92ed818928bd66df6b4eb3911cc6b.jpg

What is even going on...
01-01-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

That is the ugliest bike I've ever seen! :o

That is the ugliest bike I've ever seen! :o
12-31-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I think you mean wouldn't be seen dead riding it...

I think you mean wouldn't be seen dead riding it :p

non-fixie, yes it is my size. I'm wondering about using it as my can't-make-it-any-worse first attempt at painting frame...

Pics to follow...
12-31-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,584
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I just bought the worst bike ever. Help me regret it?

Howdy folks

So, I saw an interesting looking bike on fb market yesterday. Photo was terrible, and the bike was unidentifiable, but just had something about it. It was red, and it reminded me of my...
12-27-18, 02:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Like I said, when he comes back ;) Sunday...

Like I said, when he comes back ;)

Sunday school was a long time ago haha
12-25-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Now I think about it, if Jesus came back he'd...

Now I think about it, if Jesus came back he'd totally ride to the inn on a 10 speed Raleigh
12-25-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By tonyfourdogs

C&V Christmas gifts

So, I'm guessing some of you were given C&V related gifts today? Anything you're excited about, but can't talk to your friends/ family because they're utterly disinterested?

I'll get the ball...
12-22-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I need a batcave so I can buy more bikes!...

I need a batcave so I can buy more bikes! Definitely going to use the hanging approach when I have a space though, looks super tidy.
12-21-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Very cool indeed! Are you guys hanging the...

Very cool indeed!

Are you guys hanging the bikes from the rims, and if so, does this effect the integrity of the wheels ever?
12-18-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,652
Posted By tonyfourdogs

This. I don't know why, but stem shifters...

This.

I don't know why, but stem shifters are bloody horrible. They look more convenient to the inexperienced rider, but downtube shifters are surprisingly intuitive once you get used to them...
12-17-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,652
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I don't think anyone answered your question: what...

I don't think anyone answered your question: what are safety levers?

Allow me: safety levers, a.k.a. suicide levers by the posters here are the brake lever attachments that allow you to brake...
12-15-18, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I remember summer. Wasn't it was that time in...

I remember summer. Wasn't it was that time in 1976 when it stopped raining for 9 weeks? Great times ;)

PS Nice video clip, thanks for sharing. Looks like a very enjoyable ride.
12-08-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,379,147
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Posting again because I now have a much better...

Posting again because I now have a much better pic!
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/marin_on_the_moor_0f699e2d6c933a1b3f2a7586917a8e47694289a8.jpg
12-03-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Ever wondered what happens if you inflate a tyre until it explodes?

(starts at 8:30) Don't try this at home, kids :o
https://youtu.be/sApvzx0oTZs?t=510
11-26-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,272
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Our dump has a disclaimer next to the bikes for...

Our dump has a disclaimer next to the bikes for sale saying that they're for spares and repair only (no liability accepted) but I think it makes good business sense. You get much more per kg selling...
11-19-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By tonyfourdogs

It's a crime to leave that bike unbuilt! Either...

It's a crime to leave that bike unbuilt! Either build it and ride it or sell it to someone who will.
11-19-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,895
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Oh man, me too! My 1991 Marin Palisades Trail is...

Oh man, me too! My 1991 Marin Palisades Trail is a beautiful bike, and gets plenty of looks and comments when I ride it out into town. My heart will always be on the road though...
11-19-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,895
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I'm 43 now, but I started riding vintage bikes...

I'm 43 now, but I started riding vintage bikes when I was 25. Initially it was because I couldn't afford a new bike, and there were dozens of Peugeots and Raleighs in the 2nd hand market for a steal....
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for the replies guys - interesting stuff...

Thanks for the replies guys - interesting stuff about the rear derailleur. I'll go take a proper look and see if I can get the part number and post it tomorrow.


I wondered about putting my good...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your replies aubergine and machinist....

Thanks for your replies aubergine and machinist. I figured the bike was an early 90s model because of the biopace chainrings which seemed to be the defining feature of mountain bikes in 1991. First...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Falcon Europa - what grade of Reynolds?

Hi folks

I think I know the answer to this, but I'm not 100% as I can't find another bike like this on the whole internet. It's a Falcon Europa with a torn Reynolds sticker on it. My hunch is that...
11-05-18, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,085
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I just picked up this specimen. Can't find...

I just picked up this specimen. Can't find another like it anywhere on the web, so interested to know if anyone has any info about it. I'm guessing that ripped Reynolds sticker is a 501? The bike is...
11-04-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,627
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I don't think I can compete with the donkey, but...

I don't think I can compete with the donkey, but here's my pic. You can't really tell it's autumn except the grass is a little browner than in summer (unless it's dry) - was an amazing ride up to...
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