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09-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By etherhuffer

For a barrel shaped bag, make sure the top flap...

For a barrel shaped bag, make sure the top flap overlaps the bottom well. My cheap nylon Banjo Bros nylon bag fails at this, stuff can rattle out. So using thin leather, think about something to...
09-22-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,661
Posted By etherhuffer

OK. Reminds me of a joke. Guy gets in a terrible...

OK. Reminds me of a joke. Guy gets in a terrible car crash. The OR team works quickly and diligently to save his life. In the process it's noticed that he has a tattoo on his schwanzstucker that says...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 638
Posted By etherhuffer

We get near the continental divide on the GAP and...

We get near the continental divide on the GAP and arrive to see a large woman bent over a small stream. Great, I figure someone is sick and puking and we get to watch. But no! She stands up and waves...
09-10-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By etherhuffer

FWIW, Royal Mail from UK or Canada is really...

FWIW, Royal Mail from UK or Canada is really good. But same issue with tracking. I think the stuff gets scanned at port or office, so it looks like it should have arrived. Days later it shows up....
09-10-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By etherhuffer

We tried once and got smoked out. People arriving...

We tried once and got smoked out. People arriving at lodge said a lightning bolt hit a tree 100 yards off the road and started a fire as they rode by. I think Crater Lake and Logan Pass in Glacier...
09-09-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 926
Posted By etherhuffer

Get padded gloves. Even padded bar tape is not...

Get padded gloves. Even padded bar tape is not really enough for long rides. Its ugly, old, and hard to install but foam padding works.(Wait for it, people will trash that in one minute) Shop your...
09-09-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By etherhuffer

Vintage if Not Classic/NPR Story

https://wamu.org/story/22/08/26/this-spring-man-donates-bicycles-to-afghan-refugees/

Heard this on NPR this AM. When I think back to my first bike in 1963, I remember what an ENORMOUS day that...
08-27-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By etherhuffer

Think of this forum as the Rat Rod forum. Funky...

Think of this forum as the Rat Rod forum. Funky can be just as cool as anally retentive restorations. Or, the best bike is the one you ride.
08-26-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By etherhuffer

Good point to clarify. I basically look at the...

Good point to clarify. I basically look at the rim and find the area of flat below hook or sidewall top. The bead seat area is more problematic as they are mostly curved. Every extrusion is...
08-25-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By etherhuffer

Nice! I like that idea. That said, the calipers...

Nice! I like that idea. That said, the calipers are 10 bucks or less which is a no brainer for my tool supply. And are sure a lot smaller than my other calipers and micrometers. Out of interest I...
08-25-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By etherhuffer

If its a French bike, is it a forchet or a...

If its a French bike, is it a forchet or a forchette?
08-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By etherhuffer

Here you go: https://youtu.be/-XUFVrl0UT4 ...

Here you go: https://youtu.be/-XUFVrl0UT4

You can also use zip ties to do this
08-25-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By etherhuffer

New bikes, like cars and computers, usually...

New bikes, like cars and computers, usually exceed the owners’ needs. At a huge price. Save for wheels, an overhaul or rebuild will not blow a hole in your wallet if you do the work. And you could...
08-25-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By etherhuffer

Calipers/Rim Wear

I see lots of posts of folks getting vintage or used bikes and wondering about rim wear. I have a set of calipers that are cheap and do a good job. I have yet to find a really worn rim in an old...
08-25-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By etherhuffer

Oh, those tires. I doubt a hammer and nail could...

Oh, those tires. I doubt a hammer and nail could puncture those things! Tough tires. Be sure to have a stiff tire lever set (Pedro's) in your kit. And keep a small piece of light cord in your kit....
08-25-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By etherhuffer

Just wondering......I wonder if an auto body shop...

Just wondering......I wonder if an auto body shop would spray a framed in addition to a car they are doing? Seems to me that silver, black, white, grey, are used a lot at most shops. I particularly...
08-23-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By etherhuffer

I am going to let Ginger Baker explain all this: ...

I am going to let Ginger Baker explain all this:

https://youtu.be/DTuXBoA688Y
08-23-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By etherhuffer

Do I detect a Brit in here? Have not tried that...

Do I detect a Brit in here? Have not tried that blend, but the Darjeeling would offset the Yunnan strength a bit. Sounds good. We keep various Ahmad blends around as they are not spendy, but...
08-23-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By etherhuffer

Tea. Keemun from Murchie’s. Or their black...

Tea. Keemun from Murchie’s. Or their black currant blend. With leatherwood honey
08-22-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,653
Posted By etherhuffer

https://youtu.be/3rAFMC2O9dQ

https://youtu.be/3rAFMC2O9dQ
08-22-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,653
Posted By etherhuffer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/200x152/6e7e16b9_a425_4532_99fb_1288634b06a5_b219c57eccf5c6da7220bbb79c02412a31b8b726.gif
My preferred brain bucket
08-22-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19,561
Views: 2,447,391
Posted By etherhuffer

Is Polka Dot Man or the Bubble Lady or Ricky...

Is Polka Dot Man or the Bubble Lady or Ricky Starr still around down there? Some real characters in the 80's. I actually met Wavy Gravy on Telegraph one day.
08-22-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,653
Posted By etherhuffer

I don't have the photo of the helmet my spouse...

I don't have the photo of the helmet my spouse crushed in a road crash. Nor the helicopter that took her to Harborview in Seattle. Without the helmet, she would be dead or at least brain damaged. A...
08-19-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 725
Posted By etherhuffer

Here is another approach. I have a compressor and...

Here is another approach. I have a compressor and an air hammer. Too violent to use on bike parts per se. The Eastwood video shows that vibratory action really helps. Cool tool for screw removal
...
08-19-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 725
Posted By etherhuffer

Also, get a rubber mallet or dead-blow hammer to...

Also, get a rubber mallet or dead-blow hammer to help preserve old parts from damage whilst whacking on them.
08-15-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By etherhuffer

Marine grease or SuperLube.

Marine grease or SuperLube.
08-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By etherhuffer

"That won't happen" If anyone uses those words...

"That won't happen" If anyone uses those words around you, I would point out that you cannot prove a negative result, nor predict one. "That won't happen" is the German auto designer's go to...
08-11-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By etherhuffer

Having a joy buzzer in your saddle is not planing!

Having a joy buzzer in your saddle is not planing!
08-11-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By etherhuffer

Do a youtube search on overhauling a sealed...

Do a youtube search on overhauling a sealed bottom bracket. It can be done, but is not really worth it. If you want to do it to say you done did it, go for it. The sealed bottom brackets are much...
08-11-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By etherhuffer

A friend uses wheel well/truck bed coating. I...

A friend uses wheel well/truck bed coating. I cannot say I know his results but sounds like a possibility
08-11-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By etherhuffer

From a chemistry standpoint, anti seize is good...

From a chemistry standpoint, anti seize is good for dissimilar metals. Say, a steel bolt in an aluminum hole. Or a location that needs some lube but has issues with corrosion/water. Like a bottom...
08-11-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By etherhuffer

Wow. That thing must flex like crazy

Wow. That thing must flex like crazy
08-11-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By etherhuffer

Wow! thanks so much. I can always be suckered by...

Wow! thanks so much. I can always be suckered by a good looking lug. Only to be fooled by the lugs disguising lesser tubing.
08-09-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By etherhuffer

Try Black Magic Bleache White tire cleaner. I...

Try Black Magic Bleache White tire cleaner. I used it on Shimano hoods on a Schwinn Tempo, it really did clean and whiten.
08-08-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By etherhuffer

Lug ID

Not much info, just a photo from a friend. Lugs fairly ornate:
...
08-05-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By etherhuffer

Nice! Worth consideration

Nice! Worth consideration
08-05-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,799
Posted By etherhuffer

I think I need an investment cast fort top using...

I think I need an investment cast fort top using some sort of Space Needle profile.
08-05-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By etherhuffer

Interesting. The more I look at this, the more I...

Interesting. The more I look at this, the more I like the idea of replacing the dropout with a new one.. All the choices mentioned would work well though. Plus, I would get to play with a torch!...
08-04-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By etherhuffer

Aha! Got it. Yes, I was going to get a claw, need...

Aha! Got it. Yes, I was going to get a claw, need to drill a hole in the dropout to secure it. I was thinking braze a claw onto the existing dropout, but that makes no sense, you would just braze in...
08-04-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By etherhuffer

claw and derailleur hanger same thing?...

claw and derailleur hanger same thing? Terminology?
08-04-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By etherhuffer

Old Frame, no Derailleur Hanger

I have an old frame that used a claw type derailleur. Unfortunately no hole to mount a derailleur hanger on the dropout. I can easily drill and tap a hole. Would having someone braze the hanger in...
08-04-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By etherhuffer

Cool! Now you have to post a picture of the bike...

Cool! Now you have to post a picture of the bike so everyone here can give you all sorts of unsolicited advice! This is a fun forum and you can learn a ton on how to care for your new ride. No matter...
08-03-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 534
Posted By etherhuffer

That appears to be the same fork as the...

That appears to be the same fork as the AliExpress but for higher dollars. Also, the MYFFF 'brand' appears to be a generic importer of many goods. Clicking on their link shows xyz goods of all...
08-03-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 612,437
Posted By etherhuffer

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f44ed977_1844_4b65_8921_69ef30086b7e_92588ba189f264d16a885d52fceaafa8dbda8090.jpeg...
08-03-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 534
Posted By etherhuffer

I don't know. I have a low trust of Chinese stuff...

I don't know. I have a low trust of Chinese stuff on AliExpress. That said, we have some medical supplies in our office that are ok, small clamps, forceps, etc. I have long thought that some...
08-01-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By etherhuffer

If you look back at the old catalogs, I think...

If you look back at the old catalogs, I think there was a time when frame sizing changed. I am sure I had a 26" frame at one time. 19/21/23/25 is the modern standard, but some frames came in with 24...
07-31-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By etherhuffer

Maybe someone did rattle can chrome? I have seen...

Maybe someone did rattle can chrome? I have seen that, and top coated aluminized stuff. Maybe use stripper on a small area. If it bubles its not chrome. Which makes me wonder, did someone do this to...
07-31-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By etherhuffer

More fun! Paul Brodie does really cool projects ...

More fun! Paul Brodie does really cool projects
https://youtu.be/DHWNH45-wyw
07-29-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By etherhuffer

Steam Bike

https://youtu.be/YamiV2DR_r8
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