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03-09-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,339
Posted By gugie

Every once in a blue moon a really interesting...

Every once in a blue moon a really interesting bike comes through the Atelier. A Portland local was missing the bike end of a decaleur for his Blondin and was looking for something that looked right....
03-09-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 350,049
Posted By oneclick

I knew I had some 3mm sheet, and I knew I had one...

I knew I had some 3mm sheet, and I knew I had one of those cranksets, and I know I have a lathe, so I took a spacer out of the crankset and measured it and did a bit of metalwork and you can have...
03-02-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By oneclick

But there are still four, m'sieur...

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02-27-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 655,488
Posted By Iwas20Then

new sneakers for my old jalopy - there is an...

new sneakers for my old jalopy - there is an indirect connection to my regular biking route...
02-16-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,236
Posted By IronFan

Unfortunately I do not, haha Hi all! I have...

Unfortunately I do not, haha

Hi all! I have not been able to cycle since a knee injury in 2010, which hopefully explains my long absence, however from time to time I remember how I dropped the...
02-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,542
Posted By amedias

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Mercian? they’ll build exactly what you want, or...
02-12-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,084
Posted By northbend

Your Mercian was the inspiration for my Woodrup...

Your Mercian was the inspiration for my Woodrup touring bike.
I have two Brits separated by 80 years.
The Old Brit
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02-08-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 236,950
Posted By gugie

That makes sense to me. My most comfortable bike...

That makes sense to me. My most comfortable bike is my Weigle-ized Raleigh Competition with 531 blades, 12mm diameter near the dropouts. I've taken it on a few week long credit card tours, I can ride...
02-07-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By cirp

Or, save your old brake or shifter cables. Then...

Or, save your old brake or shifter cables. Then when you ready to cut the housing, insert the old cable through the oposite end your going to cut until it slightly pokes through the end your going to...
02-07-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By steelbikeguy

Neat! I didn't know that Chuck Harris was...

Neat!
I didn't know that Chuck Harris was writing articles back then. Interesting that his recommendation to drill a stress relief hole at the top of the stem's expander slots echos a very recent...
02-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By nlerner

This DIY tool for spreading rear dropouts and...

This DIY tool for spreading rear dropouts and forks was a staple of the first LBS where I worked back in the late 80s. When that shop was closing and the owner let me choose any tool I wanted, this...
02-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,160
Posted By woodcraft

PVC fitting heated & pressed on to cassette tool;...

PVC fitting heated & pressed on to cassette tool; master link plier from old wire stripper.

...
02-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,160
Posted By Roger M

I built this stand 10-12 years ago. I didn't have...

I built this stand 10-12 years ago. I didn't have a workstand, but had a bunch of old copper pipe and fittings from plumbing and heating remodels. I've been meaning to put a coupling in the middle of...
02-06-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By seypat

A couple of nickels for adjusting brake...

A couple of nickels for adjusting brake calipers/pads.
02-05-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By cyccommute

I keep a bearing cup, a large fender washer (or...

I keep a bearing cup, a large fender washer (or 2), an crank bolt, or crank nut (depending on the spindle) on hand. They all hold the fixed cup wrench in place and is a bit more refined than...
02-05-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 655,488
Posted By Sir_Name

A nicely timed pairing: ...

A nicely timed pairing:

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The tail light got a...
02-05-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By nlerner

Something I learned here: feeler gauges to use as...

Something I learned here: feeler gauges to use as metal shims. Cheap and effective.
02-05-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By oneclick

I asked my dentist and she said "Sure" and shoved...

I asked my dentist and she said "Sure" and shoved a box full of old picks at me - lifetime supply. They're awesome for cleaning crevices like fine threads and bearing-seat corners and...
02-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,483
Posted By iab

I don't know if it is unusual, but I have several...

I don't know if it is unusual, but I have several X-Acto knives throughout the house and work. Downstairs toolbox. Garage toolbox. Work-at-home desk. Pen cup next to this computer. Desk at work....
02-05-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Rooney

1985 Schwinn Voyageur SP [Project Title]

I keep posting updates in "Post Your Schwinn Voyageur!" so I figured it was time to make a dedicated thread about this bike and its on-going changes.

I bought this Voyageur SP in May 2018 after...
02-01-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 236,950
Posted By gugie

Hi Anton, Slip ring works just fine! The...

Hi Anton,

Slip ring works just fine! The hardest part was finding someone who could turn down some insulators for it, a buddy of mine with a small hobby lathe turned them for me, as well as...
01-25-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By nlerner

Yes! They’ve done three frames for me now. ...

Yes! They’ve done three frames for me now.

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01-24-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By iab

These are terms from the 41, not used much in...

These are terms from the 41, not used much in C&V.

The 41 - The road forum on BF
C&V - The classic and vintage form on BF
BF - Bike Forums
01-23-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By merziac

Couple more probably not just ours. Fred =...

Couple more probably not just ours.

Fred = me
Ludite = me too.

;)

https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2018/06/06/cycling-typology-are-you-guilty-of-being-a-doris-or-a-fred/
01-23-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By gugie

Learning some stuff here! LBS = Local Bike...

Learning some stuff here!

LBS = Local Bike Shop, maybe one of the most used acronyms here that a noob wouldn't know.
01-23-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By ascherer

n+1 Universal formula to determine the maximum...

n+1
Universal formula to determine the maximum quanitity of bicycles one needs; where n =[# of bicycles currently owned]
01-23-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,027
Posted By Andy_K

Full Gugie is a moving target. Every time I think...

Full Gugie is a moving target. Every time I think I’ve seen him inflict everything he can on a bike, he comes up with some new, more cunning customization.
01-20-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,967
Posted By ollo_ollo

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Cino 2019 Kalispell to Hot Springs Montana...
01-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 960
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

southpawboston Great work in saving the hub and...

southpawboston Great work in saving the hub and sacrificing a PIA freewheel design! It probably helps, that in my experience, the New Winner freewheel bodies were made with very brittle steel. They...
01-18-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,281
Posted By steelbikeguy

at what point did the light bulb turn on and the...

at what point did the light bulb turn on and the idea for the logo develop? I have to admit, I do think it is clever. :)

I think I was primarily a fan of their water bottle cages, especially...
01-16-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By nlerner

I’ve done the same as my left-handed compadre: ...

I’ve done the same as my left-handed compadre:

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01-14-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,967
Posted By amedias

Sometimes the Sun is out and the road is...

Sometimes the Sun is out and the road is smooth...

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And sometimes neither of...
01-04-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,967
Posted By amedias

Memories of Summer and the soft crunch of gravel ...

Memories of Summer and the soft crunch of gravel

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01-03-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 236,950
Posted By Jmclay

PSA: Low and tight fork raking available; ping me...

PSA: Low and tight fork raking available; ping me off-list if you need such.

I'm also refining my ROR chainstay bending to accomodate 60+mm fenders none/minimal stay crimps. I can do that on an...
01-03-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By amedias

yep, I love them! Have other bikes too but always...

yep, I love them! Have other bikes too but always have a soft spot for a Mercian

...
12-17-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,967
Posted By amedias

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There's a story to this one... that sign on the wall is for a cafe I visited...
12-16-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,967
Posted By amedias

I'm enjoying this thread, it's helping with...

I'm enjoying this thread, it's helping with motivation while stuck at my desk, will post more in the hope that I can do likewise for others :-)
...
12-15-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,967
Posted By amedias

Autumnal leaves = greasy corner! ...

Autumnal leaves = greasy corner!

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11-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,967
Posted By amedias

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Dartmoor, South West UK, grey, drizzling and (as...
10-20-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 236,950
Posted By amedias

Another recent conversion, but not from 700c... ...

Another recent conversion, but not from 700c...

It's a Westland, the frame was originally built in 1958 by a small framebuilder/shop that was based on the south west coast (England) just down the...
10-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 127,639
Posted By non-fixie

How appropriate for this thread to resurface...

How appropriate for this thread to resurface today, as the non-fixies are sports touring in Tuscany this week with the DeVos and the Austro-Daimler:
...
07-28-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 793,827
Posted By DHPflaumer

Hey I finally got a picture of me with my bike! ...

Hey I finally got a picture of me with my bike!

The bicycle is the very first production Norther Klickitat Pass (https://northercycles.squarespace.com/build-photos-testimonials). The location is...
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