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12-21-07, 12:34 PM
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Posted By poopncow

interesting......

interesting......
12-21-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By poopncow

this sounds like an ordinary brake pad replace...

this sounds like an ordinary brake pad replace that any local bike shop can easily complete in 10 mins. Can't understand why there is a problem. maybe he was calling shops and giving them a...
11-01-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,690
Posted By poopncow

Simplahhhahhahahahhahhahahaaa

Simplahhhahhahahahhahhahahaaa
09-17-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,660
Posted By poopncow

fortunately, they are relatively inexpensive

fortunately, they are relatively inexpensive
09-17-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By poopncow

this may sound silly, but did you weave the spoke...

this may sound silly, but did you weave the spoke under/over for the third cross over?

I actually seen this once, but it didn't leave that much slop
09-13-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,603
Posted By poopncow

Come to think of it, with the 4 jaw chuck, you'll...

Come to think of it, with the 4 jaw chuck, you'll still be best (need) to add a plug so that the end can be supported by the tailstock. Thanks for the idea Ken!

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09-13-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,603
Posted By poopncow

can I barrow time on your machines ? :)

can I barrow time on your machines ? :)
09-13-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,490
Posted By poopncow

The "cotter pin", actually a "pinch bolt". don't...

The "cotter pin", actually a "pinch bolt". don't go crazy on these, they don't need that much torque. a good hex key would do. However, it is never a bad idea to clean out the splines (on both the...
09-13-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By poopncow

don't they just pull off the end of the hub?

don't they just pull off the end of the hub?
09-13-07, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,603
Posted By poopncow

re: Lathe, a 4 jaw chuck allows you to grab...

re: Lathe, a 4 jaw chuck allows you to grab non-round objects. each jaw moves independantly of the others. set up, accuracy and machine time will depend on the skill of the operator.

I...
09-12-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By poopncow

Cool, as long as we are honest about it, lets...

Cool, as long as we are honest about it, lets make it work!

Think the next question is how much trendy vs. how much retro-vintage .... but that is kinda trendy too isn't it?

note: I'm...
09-12-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,602
Posted By poopncow

A quik caution with flip & chop: depending on...

A quik caution with flip & chop:
depending on the bar, your hands may not get all the support they need.
Is all your weight on the half of your palm under your index and middle finger?
Is the...
09-12-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By poopncow

Is this a job for that pesky new (old) 650...

Is this a job for that pesky new (old) 650 (something) size?

btw: IMHO, deep vees are kinda .... trendy
09-11-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By poopncow

$.37 off the wall idea Replace the 3 wedges...

$.37 off the wall idea

Replace the 3 wedges w a short length of rubber hose. The outside diameter of the hose is just small enought to fit into the bars. When you tighten up on the cone thing,...
09-08-07, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,650
Posted By poopncow

I have Psoriasis (excuse the spelling), the...

I have Psoriasis (excuse the spelling), the symtoms are very much the same.

1. Sunlight has done wonders for me, but constant doses are required, and that can lead to other issues.

2. my...
09-08-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By poopncow

Thank you both, would not have imagined that...

Thank you both,
would not have imagined that they were built like that!
the body is threaded and the wedge is fastened to the screw, how interestingly complicated!
09-08-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By poopncow

Just like a quil stem...right?

Just like a quil stem...right?
09-08-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By poopncow

turn up the radio :P more lube! Phil...

turn up the radio :P

more lube! Phil tenacous oil is likely the most silent chain lube ever. It also attracts the most dirt. The beauty is that it is heavy and it will run into every and any...
09-08-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By poopncow

that silver cap thing. go to the local bike...

that silver cap thing. go to the local bike shop, the older the shop the better. they should have a bin of old used loose parts just like this. The cap is vital because it stops the cable housing...
09-08-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By poopncow

Bar end shifters - removal

Help!

they are old suntour bar end fricton shifters.

Are they held in place by drawing on a wedge like quil stems?

I'm trying to turn the screw hiden behind the shift lever, but the entire...
09-08-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,942
Posted By poopncow

A few geek notes: 1. CK uses a very...

A few geek notes:

1. CK uses a very different rachet system than other hubs or freewheels. instead of 2 or three little finger like pawls that wag to engage radial tooths, they use a set of...
09-06-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 32,632
Posted By poopncow

Folks, I did not read the whole thread, so please...

Folks, I did not read the whole thread, so please excuse me if this has been discussed.

Someone just posted on CL in Washington DC with links to this group buy.
Is this group buy targeting the...
08-02-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 342,560
Posted By poopncow

put all your stuff in a truck and consign them...

put all your stuff in a truck and consign them over here (in DC)

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/387672356.html
08-02-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By poopncow

many deraileurs come w a shim or a stack of shims...

many deraileurs come w a shim or a stack of shims that go between the head of the bolt and the deraileur. Many of these shims get lost.
Looks like you managed to make your own shim!
I once...
07-02-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 82,983
Posted By poopncow

Have: Sturmey Archer 5 spd internal geared hub. ...

Have: Sturmey Archer 5 spd internal geared hub. This one takes an indicator (not included) on each side of the axal, if memory serves correctly, it was made in '61.

Want: will think of...
07-02-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By poopncow

I can almost hear the paws ticking....oh, that's...

I can almost hear the paws ticking....oh, that's just my brain :)
05-31-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By poopncow

As noted, alum foil is good for removing small...

As noted, alum foil is good for removing small amounts of corrosion.

i.e. pin point to pin head sized spots.

if you are going to put your kids to work, careful they don't breath the rust dust...
05-29-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,129
Posted By poopncow

HEY! I am alive because 2 people (my parents)...

HEY! I am alive because 2 people (my parents) meet while sewing little alligators on sport shirts back in Hong Kong. And NO, there weren't any air conditioning, but they made a living and had money...
05-29-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By poopncow

My (not very) noisey regina freewheel tells me...

My (not very) noisey regina freewheel tells me how fast I am coasting :P

After a while of listening for my speedometer, switching to a suntour (freewheeled) bike seems like I'm going slower.
05-29-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,288
Posted By poopncow

Have a 42cm on my bike, and with the cane creek...

Have a 42cm on my bike, and with the cane creek levers (same as some pictures posted - ok tektro has the same shape) they are very comfy and look correct on a vintage build.
05-29-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By poopncow

HEY! How have you been? edit: just had a...

HEY! How have you been?

edit: just had a better look at the pictures, there may be more rust than this method can efficently remove.

I've had good luck w wad of aluminum foil. Just wad some...
05-24-07, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By poopncow

takamura silk - anyone heard of these?

A great friend of mine's grandfather was a colonel in the USAF stationed in Taiwan.

decades ago he brought back a pair of bikes - 3 spd - chrome fenders - dyno front light - white matress saddles....
05-24-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 342,560
Posted By poopncow

??? what do you say to this ??? churp? ...

??? what do you say to this ??? churp?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/337620031.html
05-20-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,919
Posted By poopncow

Lapping 2 cable ends together and then wrapping...

Lapping 2 cable ends together and then wrapping with thin copper wire (striped from electrical cable) then silver solder is one method. I would make the overlap 1 inch.

another option is to find...
05-18-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 127,890
Posted By poopncow

Have pair Mikashima pedal and leather toe straps,...

Have pair Mikashima pedal and leather toe straps, leather very plyable but in white (new MKS cage)
05-17-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By poopncow

:beer: btw: the madison guy who got run over...

:beer:

btw: the madison guy who got run over by a truck (Tues?)
+ have the thread marks on his helmet to prove it
+ have life left to appreciate it
made it in the new all the way out here.
05-17-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 342,560
Posted By poopncow

Bravo! how Poetically Correct! re: fluxed,...

Bravo! how Poetically Correct!

re: fluxed, add preformed filler inserts and into the furnise ..... clap clap clap
05-16-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By poopncow

right handed and shift with my left hand...

right handed and shift with my left hand exclusively.

+ always start w right foot on pedal

+ always foot down on left
05-13-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By poopncow

a truth of the mater is that people are...

a truth of the mater is that people are specifically seeking out lugged steel bikes of italian make. Even the lowest level frame is a badge of connoseur as long as it has an italian name. the...
05-08-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By poopncow

I've seen some saddles (looking at 2 now) that...

I've seen some saddles (looking at 2 now) that have an embossed ridge line on either flank running fore-aft & level with the other rivets. One is on a conquest flyer and the other is on a B17 large...
05-08-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By poopncow

I dug a schwinn with this kinda chainwheel out of...

I dug a schwinn with this kinda chainwheel out of the dumpster once, and then left it in disgust.

It sounds like the perfect item to thin out the fixation population :D
05-08-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By poopncow

if this was for converting an old bianchi, it...

if this was for converting an old bianchi,
it may not be so bad, it can still be another POS

if it were for "using the search function":beer:
05-07-07, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By poopncow

Agree! material is too thin, so you must add a...

Agree! material is too thin, so you must add a boss of some sort (brazed or do they actually rivet?)
Actually, not sure if I would trust putting a rivet on the fork...
05-05-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 342,560
Posted By poopncow

Yes, your marketing was good, and so id the frame...

Yes, your marketing was good, and so id the frame and the components on your bike. Can't say either for the bike on ebay or any of its components.
05-05-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,444
Posted By poopncow

re: drill bit - make sure it is one for metal...

re: drill bit - make sure it is one for metal work, "high speed steel" or "machinist" are some catch words. What to avoid are woodworking drill bits, they are softer and will be grabby (too much...
05-03-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 127,890
Posted By poopncow

HAVE: Shimano 600 tri color derailleur F&R...

HAVE:

Shimano 600 tri color derailleur F&R (brazed on front )

Suntour ARX derailleur F&R

Brooks B-72 (hair pin springs) in ok shape

"Radical" stunt kites - Little Sister & Stranger...
05-03-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 342,560
Posted By poopncow

people are actually bidding on this : ...

people are actually bidding on this :

http://cgi.ebay.com/Like-New-Nishiki-Single-Speed-Road-Bike-Track-Bike_W0QQitemZ260112330345QQihZ016QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
05-03-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 342,560
Posted By poopncow

There was a time when you (almost) could not buy...

There was a time when you (almost) could not buy a "10 spd" without the drop bars. So people just rotated the darn bars, some people rotated them a full 180 so they rode w their hands on the "drops"...
05-03-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 342,560
Posted By poopncow

That just means that you are not old enough to...

That just means that you are not old enough to see everyone riding around like this in the 70's. :P
05-02-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
Posted By poopncow

Some other terms to think about: brakes -...

Some other terms to think about:

brakes - Swept area
countersteering - push left go left, push right go right
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