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09-01-19, 07:11 AM
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Posted By markk900

gster - saddle is worth nearly that amount....

gster - saddle is worth nearly that amount....
08-09-19, 12:39 PM
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Views: 863
Posted By markk900

+1 - that frame has just the right amount of...

+1 - that frame has just the right amount of patina and the cleanup looks great. I don’t think any touchup is needed....
08-04-19, 09:13 AM
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Posted By markk900

I think I could keep it to five: in...

I think I could keep it to five: in chronological order:

38 CCM Road Racer: belonged to my wife’s uncle since around 1940 so a family treasure;

49 Humber: gotta have an English roadster
...
08-01-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,839
Posted By markk900

please don’t start such a thread - I am...

please don’t start such a thread - I am embarrassed enough and that bench is clean compared to mine. You lose pawl springs, I lose 3/8w wrenches....
07-29-19, 05:31 AM
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Views: 676
Posted By markk900

The Chronometric *just might* be overkill...and I...

The Chronometric *just might* be overkill...and I had a BSA T-Bolt same year as the motorcycle beside the Dunelt.

Still - gorgeous pictures and what seems to have been a beautiful day.

edit: ...
07-26-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,668
Posted By markk900

A thing of beauty - well done. I have to say you...

A thing of beauty - well done. I have to say you also have a very complete set of the proper tools....i’ve done a few headsets in my time and always used the long bolt and a couple of slabs of wood...
07-25-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By markk900

I’ve done two bikes now with rattlecan (mostly...

I’ve done two bikes now with rattlecan (mostly because in my area repaints run $600+CAD and powder coat (including prep) can be $400+ CAD so professional help is out of the picture for a bike only...
07-24-19, 09:37 AM
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Posted By markk900

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
07-24-19, 09:35 AM
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Views: 4,408
Posted By markk900

I have no aversion to patched tubes but I have...

I have no aversion to patched tubes but I have noticed lately the quality of patch kits is in the crapper. The “old days” of lighting the glue on fire then applying the patch resulted in a stronger...
07-17-19, 11:21 AM
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Posted By markk900

Great job Peter. Saddle looks exactly like the...

Great job Peter. Saddle looks exactly like the Wrights on my wife’s 55 Standard Model K. How do you find the koolstop 45mm? I used the continentals and they are ok; the 45mm look better.
07-16-19, 05:42 PM
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Posted By markk900

Thanks OLDYELLR - I thought those were gone...

Thanks OLDYELLR - I thought those were gone forever!
07-08-19, 06:30 AM
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Posted By markk900

Pretty sure no one else has a “Standard Model K”...

Pretty sure no one else has a “Standard Model K” - this one is from 55 based on the hub...
07-08-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By markk900

I love the old Italian city bikes. You have such...

I love the old Italian city bikes. You have such a great project on your hands and I know you will enjoy riding it when you are done.

Make sure you get details from the family about dates the...
07-07-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By markk900

Do a google search on Peugeot P10 Bordeaux and...

Do a google search on Peugeot P10 Bordeaux and you’ll likely find an exact match in the mid 80s. Nice bike and cleaned up very well!
07-06-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By markk900

My AO-8 is my experiment bike - I swap stuff...

My AO-8 is my experiment bike - I swap stuff around on it all the time for fun. I first converted to cotterless in 1974 using a Sugino Mighty Comp crank. I still have the Sugino cups (marked P1x35),...
06-28-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By markk900

Interesting that the Raleigh near the end of the...

Interesting that the Raleigh near the end of the book was a self made "3 speed" - a set of 3 cogs on the back and gears selected by loosening the wheel manually and moving the chain by hand...a...
06-25-19, 05:17 AM
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Posted By markk900

Not since new - I got it some 10 years or more...

Not since new - I got it some 10 years or more ago - completely stock except the bar tape was changed and the brake hoods had dissolved. Rode it like that for a while but have done various...
06-24-19, 08:58 AM
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Posted By markk900

Alloyboy - yes it was a great day yesterday and...

Alloyboy - yes it was a great day yesterday and the mosquitoes are horrible. Got to take 2 of the three speeds out for a jaunt: the 49 Humber in its first “official” ride since the repaint this...
06-23-19, 12:05 PM
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Posted By markk900

Funny you should mention that. Last winter while...

Funny you should mention that. Last winter while I was working on the 49 Humber I happened to look down the seat tube and noticed something there. After a lot of work and swearing I pulled a 10.5”...
06-20-19, 03:59 PM
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Posted By markk900

I had made a press out of a large C clamp and a...

I had made a press out of a large C clamp and a socket that worked pretty well for “normal”
situations; I bought a bikesmith press and it worked “better” - ie more easily and with less chance of...
06-12-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By markk900

Evening ride ... aka “Oh Rudi”....

The evening was perfect for a ride on an old Italian city bike (52 Paff). I am always amazed at how responsive a lightweight upright single speed can be, especially with more modern tires and alloy...
06-09-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,428
Posted By markk900

As found...seat was ripped so replaced with...

As found...seat was ripped so replaced with Schwinn seat, and tires are non-original, but otherwise original. And it was free (found on my street in the...
06-07-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,483
Posted By markk900

I had a similar dropout issue with my AO-8; I...

I had a similar dropout issue with my AO-8; I was able to carefully bend it back into shape as suggested (no heat needed) then realigned the dropouts. Just take your time and don’t bend too...
04-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,460
Posted By markk900

My late 60s B5N has holes for laces but a smooth...

My late 60s B5N has holes for laces but a smooth top. Also very narrow at just around 6". Feels great on the nether regions.
My 70s B15 has no holes and also a smooth top. Also around 6" wide but...
04-13-19, 02:15 PM
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Posted By markk900

I use Sheldon's guidance and works out pretty...

I use Sheldon's guidance and works out pretty well every time. Especially fronts for some reason. You’ll have no problems.
04-09-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,662
Posted By markk900

I thought the use of a 28” front wheel with a 24”...

I thought the use of a 28” front wheel with a 24” rear was kinda unique.
04-06-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By markk900

Rough!? Hardly! 😀. A little elbow grease (and...

Rough!? Hardly! 😀. A little elbow grease (and some real grease) and that will look like new.

i have a similar ATB I use as my town bike - fantastic with some light treaded/slick tires.
04-05-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By markk900

I found this article........

I found this article..... https://velofinds.wordpress.com/category/mixte/

The name given here was "jumele".... though the twin tubes are not curved like in the photo....
...
04-05-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By markk900

Semi-mixte - does it have a "name"?

On vacation last week and saw this bike in a shop window as display art....not really interested in identifying the bike itself but the frame style was unusual....mixte to the seat tube then regular...
03-31-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,427
Posted By markk900

Seems to me other than being different in...

Seems to me other than being different in direction of action, whether the spring pushes left or right is no difference at all.

I’ve had Comp-V and SLs for 40+ years and liked them; I’ve had...
03-26-19, 07:39 PM
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Posted By markk900

that’s a good one as is the Cambridge to Paris...

that’s a good one as is the Cambridge to Paris trail. I’m in!
03-25-19, 08:23 PM
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Posted By markk900

if you make the trip out let me know - I live...

if you make the trip out let me know - I live about 3 blocks away from them. It’s a great place to visit and there’s now a great local brewery less than 100m from the shop.
03-24-19, 01:06 PM
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Posted By markk900

Wow - she's a beaut! I did a root beer/coffee...

Wow - she's a beaut! I did a root beer/coffee one for my sister a few years back and the colour sparkles in the sun (too bad its not nice today!).

Re the pedals: they are awful. I had 2 fail on...
03-24-19, 08:06 AM
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Posted By markk900

There are a couple of the Lucas/Raleigh Industry...

There are a couple of the Lucas/Raleigh Industry ones in white - at silly money in most cases, and to send to me in Canada shipping is absolutely stupid (not paying $60USD for a reflector!). However...
03-24-19, 08:03 AM
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Posted By markk900

I have identical calipers, same set up. I think...

I have identical calipers, same set up. I think the problem is exacerbated by the rims being a little rough and I put new Koolstop Continentals on it...So they do grab a bit on parts of the rim. I...
03-24-19, 05:03 AM
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Posted By markk900

Just catching up- PeterLYoung: lovely job! As to...

Just catching up- PeterLYoung: lovely job! As to the reflector I just did this on the Humber - the black rubber was almost completely disintegrated. Bought one of those repros on EBay with the funny...
03-24-19, 04:43 AM
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Posted By markk900

Had a chance finally to road test the Humber...

Had a chance finally to road test the Humber yesterday. Getting nicer but apparently more snow than Toronto here still! Shake down ride went extremely well other than the annoying bang of the rear...
03-12-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By markk900

That made my day.....

That made my day.....
02-25-19, 07:49 AM
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Posted By markk900

Been falling off bikes and motorcycles for...

Been falling off bikes and motorcycles for decades .... as HST said: “The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone...
02-25-19, 06:08 AM
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Posted By markk900

Pretty decent lager too. We have a new brewery...

Pretty decent lager too. We have a new brewery opened 3 blocks from my house....its called "Fixed Gear Brewing" and they have good variety of different styles in a bike themed (small) pub, with the...
02-25-19, 06:06 AM
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Posted By markk900

So THAT's where all this snow is coming from -...

So THAT's where all this snow is coming from - its very effective at filling the potholes.....just not very strong.
02-21-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,069
Posted By markk900

Just for reference I have collected some images...

Just for reference I have collected some images of other Aries models off the interweb -- apologies in advance for lack of credit as I have no idea where/when I found these:
...
02-21-19, 08:13 PM
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Posted By markk900

browngw: just wow! What a treasure and so many...

browngw: just wow! What a treasure and so many details to draw the eye.....
02-20-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,069
Posted By markk900

baconismidog - here are some photos for...

baconismidog - here are some photos for you.....seat and tires are pretty much the only non-stock...
02-20-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,069
Posted By markk900

@Tmar would also be a good help if you provide...

@Tmar would also be a good help if you provide some drive side pics. Your does look like my Aries 500 (same colour and looks like same group set). The overall group should be labelled Exage Trail.
02-20-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,069
Posted By markk900

@Bianchigirll : I do and will try to repost pics...

@Bianchigirll : I do and will try to repost pics on a non PB site

it's my go to bike for anything. I love riding it.
02-13-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,839
Posted By markk900

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/609a3ea6_9f56_41a4_b8ef_4dc2975efab0_170747fe6b8444e04e5d843d9db479d09cc3deb4.jpeg
RHM 185....
02-11-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By markk900

If you just want to redo the area you already...

If you just want to redo the area you already stripped and you have a suitable colour match paint it would be very easy to DIY: lots of newspaper to mask off the rest and if it’s warm enough use a...
02-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By markk900

Just going through a lot of this myself. Value...

Just going through a lot of this myself. Value will depend on you, but I did find that my local powder coated wanted the frame stripped and would not actually blast (better that than “sure i’ll...
02-10-19, 08:52 AM
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Posted By markk900

Not sure if you were offering but I am in Canada...

Not sure if you were offering but I am in Canada so thanks but no thanks. That $75 would quickly become several hundred!

but awfully kind of you to jump in like that!:thumb:
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