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02-02-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Velo Mule

I have mixed feelings on this. While the frame...

I have mixed feelings on this. While the frame and even the components on this bike are good enough and I love Mixte's. If it fits and you take it for a test ride and everything works and you like...
01-21-23, 01:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By Velo Mule

That is an exceptionally nice Excelsior bulgie . ...

That is an exceptionally nice Excelsior bulgie .

Back when these Morrow Coaster Brakes were being made coaster brakes were high-tech. Nowadays, they are anything but. It is a bit of a shame. ...
01-20-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,227
Posted By Velo Mule

I have used both Rustoleum and Testors. Both...

I have used both Rustoleum and Testors. Both being oil based paints they work well hand hold up pretty good. I mixed Testors with Rustoleum to try to get the color I wanted. Don't mix them. Stick...
01-19-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By Velo Mule

I like coaster brakes. I loved them as a kid. My...

I like coaster brakes. I loved them as a kid. My parents must have hated them. Or me. I could lay down the best skids in the neighborhood. My tires would be new in some places and through the cotton...
01-19-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Velo Mule

I had no idea that there was this rich a...

I had no idea that there was this rich a collecting hiding in Philadelphia. I thought I would have to go the Alfa Romeo museum to see the this many early and iconic Alfa's. And that would just be...
01-13-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By Velo Mule

This could be a Rat Rod bike winter build off...

This could be a Rat Rod bike winter build off bike. There is a whole lot of building material in the skip on the other side of the fence. Bikes should be about having fun. Someone is having fun.
01-13-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 697
Posted By Velo Mule

Very nice and functional looking bike. I am a...

Very nice and functional looking bike. I am a fan of hybrid gearing. I like three speed plenty, but always think that I need some in-between nowadays now that I have gotten used to be able to match...
01-10-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,614
Posted By Velo Mule

Such a teaser! Is that a SunTour derailleur. ...

Such a teaser! Is that a SunTour derailleur. I'm not familiar with it. I know they made a style of derailleur that attached to the chainstay, but not this one. 2 cogs on the freewheel or is...
01-08-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,032
Posted By Velo Mule

That tool does have a thin wall on it. And that...

That tool does have a thin wall on it. And that is some damage on the tool. Wow. It was hardened. That is for sure.

All I can say is try it again with a new tool or bring it to a bike shop and see...
01-05-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Velo Mule

Are Electra's available in Germany? They are...

Are Electra's available in Germany? They are owned by Trek now, so maybe. Here is one that I had but sold on. It is a better bike than the Schwinn Heavy Duty that I kept. It has a better frame and...
01-05-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,234
Posted By Velo Mule

rje58_too that looks good. A picture in the woods...

rje58_too that looks good. A picture in the woods - nice. Time and money well spent. With some routine maintenance this bike could last a lifetime.

Here is one of mine that I keep at work as a...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-03-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By Velo Mule

Well, that is a great way to resurrect an old...

Well, that is a great way to resurrect an old thread cob666 . If fact you can't get more to the source than "she's my wife now".
01-03-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 37,241
Posted By Velo Mule

Lambert: ...

Lambert:

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I don't know if there are any original parts on this...
01-02-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,451
Posted By Velo Mule

The funny thing is that when I wrote this I was...

The funny thing is that when I wrote this I was thinking the same thing. Except that you seem to know more that I about him and the band than I. If your gonna have a one-hit they did good.
12-30-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,451
Posted By Velo Mule

Cats were the origin of end of sentence...

Cats were the origin of end of sentence punctuation.

Exclamation Point:...
12-30-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,503
Posted By Velo Mule

Why not. It is not like there are mountain...

Why not. It is not like there are mountain passes to have races up to. I think the biggest thing is to embrace what us cyclist hate. The spec' bike is interesting too.
12-28-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,147
Posted By Velo Mule

Punishments for bike thieves

Inspired by La Brea Bike 's loss of his Raleigh. What punishments is appropriate for bike thieves? I know, our first reaction will be hanging, but that is just our knee jerk gut instinct. We can...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Velo Mule

Since you asked earlier rudypyatt . Yes, both...

Since you asked earlier rudypyatt . Yes, both Sturmey Archer and Sram/Sachs had versions of their three speed hubs with cassettes. These were oem on some folding bikes. Avoiding the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Velo Mule

I am a C &V'er and have a bike set up with a...

I am a C &V'er and have a bike set up with a Sturmey Archer AW and two cogs. I never understood why this didn't catch on. I have had this set up since before Shimano came out with Positron (or maybe...
12-27-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Velo Mule

Here is what I had used: It is a piece of...

Here is what I had used:

It is a piece of pine. Usually I would select pine for projects that are straight grained, however for this I thought that that knot might actually have some benefit.
...
12-20-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,234
Posted By Velo Mule

+1 on Trek 800's. I have two of them and got...

+1 on Trek 800's. I have two of them and got them both inexpensively. One at work and one at home. One was a commuter a 20 years ago when work was within reach, now it is a good bike for grocery...
12-14-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 64,014
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn Heavy Duti

I always forget is it Heavi or Heavy and is it Duti or Duti. One is spelled correctly the other is not. It would be easier without Schwinn's misspelling cleverness. At least I know how to spell Twinn...
12-14-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn Heavy Duti

My Schwinn Heavy Duti with a King Sting fork. This was put together in the early '80"s when these color anodized parts were readily available. The rack is Schwinn. Of course, being a Heavy Duti, it...
12-12-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,614
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm glad to see something like that being made. ...

I'm glad to see something like that being made. I am not going to buy, it but it could be right for some people. The price must include amortizing the development and tooling costs that would be...
12-12-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 545
Posted By Velo Mule

I was racing bicycles in college but encountered...

I was racing bicycles in college but encountered knee problems as I added more and more miles to training. This got me to contemplate my next endeavor. I figured that I had been bucking the wind all...
12-09-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,050
Posted By Velo Mule

I am liking this thread. Good info here, even...

I am liking this thread. Good info here, even though some of it is conflicting. That is not a bad thing. There are lots a variables in addition to just the brake caliper. One more variable to...
12-05-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,637
Posted By Velo Mule

Super Sport with Postino Handlebars

Here is the Super Sport with Velo Orange Postino handlebars.

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The...
11-25-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 197,233
Posted By Velo Mule

The light bulb always burns brighter before it...

The light bulb always burns brighter before it burns out. That was the saying when we all used incandescent bulbs. Ross made substantial improvements with the move from Far Rockaway to Allentown. ...
11-24-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,637
Posted By Velo Mule

Traditional drop bars

I was able to take a spin with the Super Sport this afternoon, before our Thanksgiving diner. There were less people out then normal, however, riding through the park there were four people around a...
11-21-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,715
Posted By Velo Mule

I'd keep the old tubes if there are no problems...

I'd keep the old tubes if there are no problems with them. We sold one of those in the bike shop that I worked. I was the one that put it together. This was not an easy bike to sell with a shop...
11-18-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By Velo Mule

They are not taking 30% off the amount of tape...

They are not taking 30% off the amount of tape that they provide, are they? I'm good at stretching tape, but I don't know if I am that good.
11-17-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Velo Mule

donnyc you don't have to go out and buy a metric...

donnyc you don't have to go out and buy a metric thread gauge. Go to a hardware store and either bring the pedal or buy one M8 x 1.25 bolt. While the diameter is different, the thread pitch is the...
11-16-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Velo Mule

Man, it is a mystery. It looks like a well made...

Man, it is a mystery. It looks like a well made frame and yes, "what a King Sting wishes it was", yet, there seems to be no internet information on Smoother . Of course, the interwebs are not the...
11-15-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Velo Mule

Those fillet brazes sure are smooth. That is...

Those fillet brazes sure are smooth. That is pretty impressive.
11-14-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Velo Mule

That looks like it has been dragged through more...

That looks like it has been dragged through more than a few swamps.

I did a double look at that sun gear pinned to the axle. At first, I saw that the gear was warn, but that second look allowed...
11-14-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Velo Mule

The easiest date code to decipher is on the...

The easiest date code to decipher is on the headbadge. It is a four digit code. The first three numbers and the day of the year and the last digit the year. The decade has to be figured out from...
11-13-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By Velo Mule

Didn't someone ride a Moulton in one of the Race...

Didn't someone ride a Moulton in one of the Race Across America events?

I looked it up and that makes perfect sense. It was on a space frame Moulton. Not the "F" frame.
11-13-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Velo Mule

Deer Antler handlebars sounds and looks about...

Deer Antler handlebars sounds and looks about right for that molleraj . I have an older LeTour that has straight gauge chromoly tubing and it is a good bike. Yours being a year or two newer has...
11-13-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By Velo Mule

I had a Raleigh DL-1 a while back and liked the...

I had a Raleigh DL-1 a while back and liked the geometry of it. So, it got me thinking, wouldn't it be neat to have a DL-1 with some more modern brakes and other contrivances. And then I saw that...
11-12-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,501
Posted By Velo Mule

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1089x627/letour_lux_on_trail_af01f5acf95e32f0f99af5a41212fe4b921c1559.pngLeaves under my wheels
Low sun slashing through the trees
Good day for...
11-10-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,637
Posted By Velo Mule

I was able to go for a ride tonight. It was much...

I was able to go for a ride tonight. It was much more fun with the little problems solved. The bike rides nicely. It seems stiffer than my Traveler and LeTour Luxe, and it also feels rock solid. Part...
11-08-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,691
Posted By Velo Mule

LeTour Luxe with SKS Commuter fenders. ...

LeTour Luxe with SKS Commuter fenders. Interestingly, the rear fender was shorter than I had expected when I bought them. Then while riding on a dirt trail, I got a stick through the spokes on the...
11-07-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Velo Mule

I have been eyeing the Sturmey Archer catalog and...

I have been eyeing the Sturmey Archer catalog and like what SunRace has done. I particularly like the some of the shifters that they have available now like a bar end. How cool is that for a...
10-22-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8,007
Views: 901,512
Posted By Velo Mule

Good question bianchigirl . The drive side race...

Good question bianchigirl . The drive side race is 1.683", which works out 42.75mm between the flats. And 1.195" or 30.35mm for the non-drive side nut. This size also fits Schwinn headset nuts.
...
10-21-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8,007
Views: 901,512
Posted By Velo Mule

While putting my crank back on the Schwinn Super...

While putting my crank back on the Schwinn Super Sport, I realized that I didn't have the right tool. I checked all my adjustable wrenches and none of them open wide enough for the drive side race on...
10-19-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Velo Mule

Great color. I love the copper/gold with the...

Great color. I love the copper/gold with the brown of the saddle and grips. Boy, that has a short wheelbase. Not like criterium short, but sporty short. I like your front chainring setup. No...
10-17-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Velo Mule

This looks likely to be a Dutch made Royce Union....

This looks likely to be a Dutch made Royce Union. Graphics could be hard to find but perhaps you or someone could make them based on what you have. The alternative is what I did. I ended up just...
10-14-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By Velo Mule

I have a Greenfield Stabilizer kickstand on a...

I have a Greenfield Stabilizer kickstand on a couple (maybe 3) of my bikes rcd . These are aluminum and fit similar to the steel Coda shown above. Putting a steel kickstand on an aluminum frame just...
10-13-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Velo Mule

Badges. Badges. We don't need no stinkin'...

Badges. Badges. We don't need no stinkin' badges!

3M VHB is my recommendation. This is the same stuff that keeps badges and trim cars. VHB stands for Very High Bond. You have to love it when...
10-13-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Velo Mule

The old guys said that 4X gives a softer ride...

The old guys said that 4X gives a softer ride because the spokes are longer than the standard 3X pattern. Those old guys must be in their 90's now since I'm an old guy. I don't know if my...
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