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08-16-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Velo Mule

When you find one, please post some detailed...

When you find one, please post some detailed pictures.
08-15-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, that is a steal. I don't think the low...

Wow, that is a steal. I don't think the low asking price is an indicator of the real value of this bike. I am guessing that the seller is motivated to get it sold. A bike with one 24" wheel and...
08-14-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Velo Mule

Not much. According to Sheldon, he rode a bike...

Not much. According to Sheldon, he rode a bike that had no axle stick-out. It relied on the pressure of the quick release skewer to hold the axle and hub in place. If I remember correctly, he did...
08-14-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,951
Posted By Velo Mule

I think the bike business is a lot like other...

I think the bike business is a lot like other businesses were fashion is important. There are the trend setters, like Merckx and then we all follow. You can see this with a lot of trends in the...
08-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Velo Mule

High end racing bicycles are all about saving...

High end racing bicycles are all about saving grams and in the process, paring down the safety margin. If some of these bikes didn't break once in a while, they were over built. We are not talking...
08-13-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Velo Mule

Are you looking for a Sierra, did you find a...

Are you looking for a Sierra, did you find a posting for one or did you just pick one up? Do you need advice or did you want to post a pick of your new bike?
08-13-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Velo Mule

So I am going to offer a wild a** guess at this. ...

So I am going to offer a wild a** guess at this. I am not an expert. Hairspray is a water soluble glue. Perhaps you could try this on something thin and apply it to a pipe or conduit and see if it...
08-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Velo Mule

I think that if you put the sprocket on the...

I think that if you put the sprocket on the inboard side of the freewheel, remember it is not resting up against the freewheel sprocket flange but will be inboard of that flange and there is...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the link. We'll have to check it out.

Thanks for the link. We'll have to check it out.
08-12-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Velo Mule

I too, never liked the trunk bag. However, I got...

I too, never liked the trunk bag. However, I got one and it stays on the bike because when running errands it is the easiest place to put the lock, gloves, keys and small stuff. I've always like...
08-12-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Velo Mule

Are you looking for something to mount on the...

Are you looking for something to mount on the trunk (boot) of your car to carry your bike on? Do you have a Raleigh Twenty?

Not that I know the answer, but perhaps someone else here will.
08-12-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Velo Mule

Regina Oro 6 speed would be my first choice. ...

Regina Oro 6 speed would be my first choice. Otherwise a SunTour or Shimano would work excellent. The reason for the Regina recommendation first is to keep the parts Italian or at least European. ...
08-12-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Velo Mule

NO Flats, but it could also be hard for a troop...

NO Flats, but it could also be hard for a troop to pull off a surprise attack. It could also be pretty slippery on pavement. Oh, this is a early Mountain bike. In fact, you will notice that the...
08-12-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Velo Mule

This is an interesting project. Please post...

This is an interesting project. Please post pictures. That is, if you don't get the Sachs 8 speed freewheel. I like Suntour and tinkering so I would be interesting in how this works out.

If...
08-09-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Velo Mule

I don't know much about Bianchi's, but is...

I don't know much about Bianchi's, but is certainly looks like a nice bike for commuting or recreational riding. The reason that I am responding is that I am surprised no one else here has so far. ...
07-25-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,965
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice job. I always like the look of leaf spring...

Nice job. I always like the look of leaf spring forks. Keep the picks or videos coming. I went to YouTube so I could see it full size.
07-23-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, nice find. This is a terrific bike in...

Wow, nice find. This is a terrific bike in excellent shape. And you got a blackburn rack or what looks like a blackburn rack too.
07-23-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 287,974
Posted By Velo Mule

Dam SurlySteve, it wasn't for the car in the...

Dam SurlySteve, it wasn't for the car in the background, I would have thought that it was 1963 and these were Kodachrome slides that you recently converted to digital. That is amazing right down to...
07-22-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks, I think I'll have to find a better seat...

Thanks, I think I'll have to find a better seat and sell it complete or just give it away. I did take the fenders. There is not much else I really want from it.
07-22-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By Velo Mule

Huffy tires with light green walls

I picked up a Huffy Cranbrook recently. While I would like to comment on that itself, my first issue is that I picked it up because I though I could use some parts. The tires are in great...
07-18-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Velo Mule

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The lister on Craigslist says it is 1978. It looks like it has a 5 speed...
07-18-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Velo Mule

I never heard of soaking the cotton tape on water...

I never heard of soaking the cotton tape on water first. You learn something everyday. I also started from the center and worked my way to the end with a cut piece of tape for the brake area. At...
07-16-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By Velo Mule

I am interested to see what Y'all have to say...

I am interested to see what Y'all have to say because my brain says my favorite are the Lyotard M23 but my feet don't agree. I have been pedaling without toe straps and put the Lyotards on my...
07-16-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the link to the article. I love to...

Thanks for the link to the article. I love to see factories, especially, older ones. Knowing both about manufacturing and bicycles makes this especially interesting. And there is a guy there...
07-12-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Velo Mule

I would be tempted to do this with a brush. I...

I would be tempted to do this with a brush. I would even consider one coat of "rusty metal primer" and and a top coat of your chosen color. A disposable "acid brush" would probably work well and...
07-11-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Velo Mule

Oh, yea, that looks like some serious stuff. ...

Oh, yea, that looks like some serious stuff. That might actually be rare. Not the flat black finished parts that I had thought it was.
07-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Velo Mule

I suppose that you could also get a more commonly...

I suppose that you could also get a more commonly available chrome plated Ashtabula stem that is less desirable because it may be rusted. Then sand off the rust and sand the chrome enough to get...
07-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Velo Mule

I have used EZ-Off with good result, however,...

I have used EZ-Off with good result, however, that is because I sanded the heck out of it. Anodized aluminum is tough stuff. It is aluminum oxide, the same stuff as on some sandpapers. So, the...
07-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice bike, for sure. For touch up paint I...

Nice bike, for sure. For touch up paint I usually get Testors model paint and mix the colors to get close. I don't always get the color perfect, but it will still look a bunch better. It usually...
07-08-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Velo Mule

My favorite has been the Silca Impero. I don't...

My favorite has been the Silca Impero. I don't think they make it any more and I don't have any more. I have a Zeus that works great, but again no longer available. And, I have a Zefal. I never...
07-08-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,294
Posted By Velo Mule

Can we get more details on this inner tube phone...

Can we get more details on this inner tube phone mount? I've got a (I believe Bell) phone mount with four rubber bands to hold the corners of the phone. It works, but doesn't look good.
06-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By Velo Mule

It is interesting that this topic came up today. ...

It is interesting that this topic came up today. Just last night I put the Lyotard 23 with toe clips and straps on my bike a when for a ride. It could be the placebo effect, but they feel like I was...
06-19-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Velo Mule

Most here would recommend the Cool Stop Salmon...

Most here would recommend the Cool Stop Salmon brake pads for vintage brakes. It is a good upgrade.

One more note, I have a motor that I bought and spindle that will fit a wire wheel because I...
06-19-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Velo Mule

It is your bike, change what ever you want. ...

It is your bike, change what ever you want. Comfort first, so find a saddle that you like. On my traveler, I have those 'safety lever' brake levers. When I took the lever off, the reach is longer,...
06-19-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Velo Mule

Fuji. I worked in a shop in the '80's and we had...

Fuji. I worked in a shop in the '80's and we had Schwinn, Panasonic and Fuji from Japan. I can't say I know Miyata, however, the Fiji bikes always were done well and had beautiful paint jobs.
06-17-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,719
Posted By Velo Mule

Pastor Bob, you have made your points eloquently....

Pastor Bob, you have made your points eloquently. And, I agree with you. I know that many here don't want to open up a free wheel and try to corral all those tiny balls and it is easy to buy an new...
06-17-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Velo Mule

It looks nice. Good pictures. It will be...

It looks nice. Good pictures. It will be interesting to see the transformation after you clean it up. It looks like it was ridden through the mud.
06-14-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,186
Posted By Velo Mule

Brylcreem! Oh, man that brings back memories. ...

Brylcreem! Oh, man that brings back memories. Not good ones. But growing up in the '60's if we had something special to go to my mom would get out the "Dipity doo" to keep my hair in place like the...
06-14-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,269
Posted By Velo Mule

That does have the vintage "hairnet"...

That does have the vintage "hairnet" look.
06-13-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,104
Posted By Velo Mule

Keep the info and pic's going. I already learned...

Keep the info and pic's going. I already learned a bunch. Sorry about the Claude Butler though.
06-13-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Velo Mule

This bike is interesting and shows how companies...

This bike is interesting and shows how companies sometime work. Puch had a frame that was good, then someone must have said we need to put the brake under the chainstay. So rather than changing the...
06-12-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By Velo Mule

If the crank is anodized then, yea, Easy-Off...

If the crank is anodized then, yea, Easy-Off removes anodizing. But many of the black cranks are painted. Bottom line is, if you like the crankset, they could be made shiny aluminum with some work.
06-04-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,145
Posted By Velo Mule

According to VeloBase, this is a Hydraulic system...

According to VeloBase, this is a Hydraulic system on the green Sears bike above. They do not list who made it.

Check the VeloBase link and there are 3 more pictures. One of them has graphics...
06-04-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,922
Posted By Velo Mule

Oil or wax the chain and depending upon what you...

Oil or wax the chain and depending upon what you or your nephew likes, new grips. Otherwise, it looks like a good bike, I like it.
06-04-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,392
Posted By Velo Mule

The bell on the trumpet can be fixed. I had it...

The bell on the trumpet can be fixed. I had it done on mine back when I was in middle school. Nowadays, there are Youtube videos that show how craftspeople that work with brass instruments do it. ...
06-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,392
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice thread here. Plenty of good looking stuff. ...

Nice thread here. Plenty of good looking stuff. If you ski regularly that ski wax station should be handy. Waxed skis move so much better. 3 Alarmer, in addition to your Bob Jackson, I like your...
06-03-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,019
Posted By Velo Mule

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This is my low end entry to this category. It is Royce Union that was made in...
05-22-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 329,327
Posted By Velo Mule

It is nice seeing a frame in w/o paint. Is...

It is nice seeing a frame in w/o paint. Is someone making these top headtube lugs for twin laterals? Or is this being hand fabricated?

Nice looking frame.
05-22-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,875
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice find. I like the early Treks. The seat can...

Nice find. I like the early Treks. The seat can be recovered, if you are up to it.
05-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By Velo Mule

Randy, you are probably better than you think. ...

Randy, you are probably better than you think. Get a pair of higher power reading glasses (not necessarily from God), like 3.50. These will provide more magnification and then steady your hand by...
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