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Posted By shortbus901

We've been so insanely busy packing lately and...

We've been so insanely busy packing lately and these were the only pics I had convenient. It looks about the same but cleaner now. I polished up all the chrome bits and cleaned off the dirt. I'll try...
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Views: 1,178
Posted By shortbus901

All Original 1980 Fuji America

It's been cleaned up since these pictures were taken several years ago. It's in good shape, shows some signs of age but no rust or anything beyond scratches and missing decals. I believe it's all...
09-14-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,177
Posted By shortbus901

I'm in agreement with the above posters. Waiting...

I'm in agreement with the above posters. Waiting to see pics of the other colors before I buy. Have a honey colored Brooks B-17 in need of a bike and I can't make up my mind what it will look best on.
12-04-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 189,779
Posted By shortbus901

Here's a recent Goodwill find. A 1980 America,...

Here's a recent Goodwill find. A 1980 America, S/N FJ00036; a little dirty but in great shape and from what I can tell all original. It was only $20 so I bought it for the saddle and not being to...
11-25-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By shortbus901

Every once in awhile I'll find a good one. Last...

Every once in awhile I'll find a good one. Last week I found a 1980 Fuji America. Looks to be 100% original (down to the leather pedal straps!) from what I've been able to find online and it's in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,842
Posted By shortbus901

Yours is the Sachs Torpedo hub. Some Tote/Cycles...

Yours is the Sachs Torpedo hub. Some Tote/Cycles came with the S-A and some came with the Sachs. I haven't been able to find a date code on the torpedo like the one on the Sturmey Archer. I also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By shortbus901

Awesome find on the manual BTW, that will help...

Awesome find on the manual BTW, that will help significantly when I do get around to rebuilding the Sachs hubs. They don't look quite as terrifying inside as I had expected.
11-21-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 431,288
Posted By shortbus901

It's a Sears Tote-Cycle. They were made from I...

It's a Sears Tote-Cycle. They were made from I believe the late 60's-early 70's. I have two of them. Build quality is pretty bad but they are sturdy and ride great for a break-apart/folder. I hope...
11-21-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,618
Posted By shortbus901

It's a Sears Tote-Cycle. They were made from I...

It's a Sears Tote-Cycle. They were made from I believe the late 60's-early 70's. I have two of them. Build quality is pretty bad but they are sturdy and ride great for a break-apart/folder. I hope...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By shortbus901

Wow! That thing is awesome! I wouldn't change a...

Wow! That thing is awesome! I wouldn't change a thing on something that pristine.

I had no idea this thread was still going as I haven't been getting email updates & haven't really been on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By shortbus901

The holes are pretty small. I was planning to...

The holes are pretty small. I was planning to test out my woodcarving skills and carve out some little tiki's to screw on there. I've got the wood but the skills are another story so I'll just have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By shortbus901

Thanks! Very serious about the beer :D I've...

Thanks!

Very serious about the beer :D I've been brewing for a little over two years now. This was another recent project

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/shortbus901/DSCN0276.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By shortbus901

Thanks for the compliment. Powder coating would...

Thanks for the compliment. Powder coating would be the much easier way to go and I may look into that if the rattle can job here gets too beat up. These things have so many tubes that spray painting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By shortbus901

Tote/Cycle Refurb Project

I posted in the how to fold a Tote/Cycle thread awhile back mentioning the two I bought that were in the process of being refurbed. Well, I'm happy to say one of them is (mostly) complete. I still...
Forum: Southeast
05-30-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,337
Posted By shortbus901

My family has a place in Marathon (middle of the...

My family has a place in Marathon (middle of the Keys). I've always thought it would be nice to do a ride down the chain but to be honest the traffic on US-1 makes it a no go for me. The shoulder is...
Forum: Foo
05-28-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By shortbus901

I did plenty of batches in the aluminum pot that...

I did plenty of batches in the aluminum pot that came with my fryer. Stainless is better and I use a keggle now but I still use the aluminium pot for my mash & sparge water.
05-23-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,375
Posted By shortbus901

Become a cyclist? 12 miles isn't a bad ride at...

Become a cyclist? 12 miles isn't a bad ride at all. I've done it a few times and if it weren't for the unpredictability of when I may have to run to Miami, Orlando or elsewhere I'd do it a lot more,...
05-23-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,375
Posted By shortbus901

I'm "stranded in suburbia" and there is plenty of...

I'm "stranded in suburbia" and there is plenty of wildlife near us. I saw a bald eagle last week on one of my runs. It was gliding over all the people stuck traffic. Red-Tail Hawks are a dime a dozen...
05-22-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,375
Posted By shortbus901

This pretty much describes where I live (and most...

This pretty much describes where I live (and most of the rest of Florida) to a tee. I have 4 Publix stores, 3 Sweetbay's (both large southeastern supermarket chains), 5 Walgreens and the obligatory...
Forum: Foo
05-20-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By shortbus901

I'd pretty much agree with everyone else here. As...

I'd pretty much agree with everyone else here. As long as you are good about sanitizing everything it is harder than you may think to truly screw up a batch. You'll probably be fine so relax, don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,233
Posted By shortbus901

They were in good shape overall and I like the...

They were in good shape overall and I like the old school gold too but the paint was pretty bad and the guy I bought them from had already tried to touch them up so I didn't feel too bad about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,233
Posted By shortbus901

I did wind up buying them. The paint was a bit...

I did wind up buying them. The paint was a bit rough and there is some slight rust on the chrome but in a way that is better because I don't have to worry about keeping them pristine or anything....
Forum: Foo
05-13-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,416
Posted By shortbus901

I would love to be able to run 7-8 minute miles...

I would love to be able to run 7-8 minute miles for any significant distance. I just set my best (almost) 5k pace yesterday and that was pushing hard to get a mid/high 8 minute pace over 2.9 miles....
Forum: Foo
05-13-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,416
Posted By shortbus901

I've started running a lot as well over the past...

I've started running a lot as well over the past month and a half. Never used to get far because of my knees but I think cycling has done them good because I'm up to about 25-30 miles per week now...
Forum: Foo
04-29-08, 12:57 PM
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Views: 80,950
Posted By shortbus901

Taken on a casual ride (hence the Birks and lack...

Taken on a casual ride (hence the Birks and lack of helmet) at Bahia Honda State Park in the Keys. No spectacular vistas or awe inspiring mountain shots down here I'm afraid, that's US-1 blocking the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,963
Posted By shortbus901

I have a B-17 CS (Copper rivets & rails). I...

I have a B-17 CS (Copper rivets & rails). I absolutely love it! Mine felt pretty good right out of the box but it keeps getting better the more I ride. Maybe it's just the non-weight weenie in me but...
04-24-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,080
Posted By shortbus901

Sadly this shop doesn't offer free service. I got...

Sadly this shop doesn't offer free service. I got one free adjustment when I bought my mountain bike; thankfully Sheldon Brown insured that was all I needed. The shop where I bought my road bike does...
04-24-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,080
Posted By shortbus901

I like to support the local guy if I can but when...

I like to support the local guy if I can but when it costs me double or triple the price I just can't justify it. One of our local shops has absolutely pathetic service so much so that I drove 45...
04-11-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By shortbus901

Thanks for the help guys. I wasn't really...

Thanks for the help guys. I wasn't really expecting anything special but I figured with a full set of 105 components I couldn't go wrong for $15. As much as I hate to say it the thing rides almost as...
04-11-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By shortbus901

Need Help Identifying a Goodwill Find

I found this bike at a local Goodwill recently for $15. Unfortunately someone has stripped the frame down and painted it at some point so there are no identifying marks or badges other than the SN 81...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,233
Posted By shortbus901

Cool, that's kind of the way I look at it. I...

Cool, that's kind of the way I look at it. I wouldn't pay $150 for one as I'd probably rather have a Twenty but $150 for a matching pair (just got married so the wife "needs" one too :)) that look to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,233
Posted By shortbus901

I've just run across two of these bikes that look...

I've just run across two of these bikes that look to be complete and in good shape. The guy is asking $150 for both, does that seem like a reasonable price? I'm new to the folding/compact bike scene...
Forum: Foo
11-30-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,003
Posted By shortbus901

The Wii is great but eventually the novelty does...

The Wii is great but eventually the novelty does wear off when it comes to solo gaming. Once developers learn that not every game has to use the motion controls it may get better but it seems like a...
11-02-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,837
Posted By shortbus901

From another Floridian (Tampa)... what he...

From another Floridian (Tampa)...

what he said.
10-16-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,447
Posted By shortbus901

Cyclist Killed by Hit & Run - Panama City, FL

This was a friend of mines brother in law:

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2007/oct/14/vero-beach-attorney-killed-while-riding-his-bicycl/


Vero Beach attorney killed while riding his bicycle in...
09-12-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By shortbus901

I had never seen a rattler in the wild during my...

I had never seen a rattler in the wild during my entire 29 years on this planet but on my last road ride (rail 2 trail ride) we saw two Eastern Diamondbacks and one Cottonmouth Moccasin. Two of them...
09-12-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By shortbus901

Do this: ...

Do this:

http://bluecollarmtb.com/2006/10/30/how-to-dial-in-avid-bb5-mechanical-disc-brakes/

It shut mine up and improved performance.
08-31-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,449
Posted By shortbus901

Kudos for doing this for the family. Stories like...

Kudos for doing this for the family. Stories like this always tend to put my own life into perspective; helps me appreciate the things that I have. Looks like you already got a helmet, if not PM me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By shortbus901

You think that's bad, try getting one under your...

You think that's bad, try getting one under your big toenail! I walked the Breast Cancer Three Day last year and by the end of it my big toe was twice as big from the blister! Moleskin kept me going...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,145
Posted By shortbus901

I have a medium sized seat wedge with 2 tubes,...

I have a medium sized seat wedge with 2 tubes, levers, patch kit, multi tool and usually my keys and phone. I also have a profile design E-Pack up front where any gels, bars...etc go. I can't stand...
08-21-07, 06:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,025
Posted By shortbus901

This. I'm still trying to figure out exactly...

This.

I'm still trying to figure out exactly what was just said. Glad you're ok though.
Forum: Foo
08-16-07, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By shortbus901

I did this too for awhile. You'd be amazed at the...

I did this too for awhile. You'd be amazed at the amount of stuff you can haul with a Honda Del Sol and a 4'x4' utility trailer (~$165 at Harbor Freight). I still have the trailer but since I got my...
Forum: Foo
08-15-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By shortbus901

Best of both worlds: ...

Best of both worlds:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/shortbus901/DSC04347.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-15-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,665
Posted By shortbus901

One of the many reasons I'm ready to abandon this...

One of the many reasons I'm ready to abandon this place to the developers and snowbirds. I'm one of the few that actually got transferred from Citizens to Southern Fidelity a few years back. It...
08-09-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,548
Posted By shortbus901

I've got a North Face Thresher and love it. The...

I've got a North Face Thresher and love it. The straps are mesh so you don't even notice them. The bite valve has a magnet on it that mates to one on the chest strap so I always know where the valve...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By shortbus901

Unfortunately not a friend of mine but a friend...

Unfortunately not a friend of mine but a friend of a friend of a friend type deal. Someone I would no doubt be proud to know though.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By shortbus901

Talk About a Bad Commute

Unfortunately I'm not a bike commuter but I lurk around here sometimes and thought this was a crazy enough story to pass on. I don't know the person in this story personally but they are a friend of...
Forum: Foo
08-03-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By shortbus901

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/shortbus901/...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/shortbus901/owned.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/shortbus901/duck.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/shortbus901/do-not-want-dog.jpg
...
08-03-07, 08:36 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,359
Posted By shortbus901

After the first page I don't really feel like...

After the first page I don't really feel like sorting through an argument looking for the meaningful posts so this may have been said already. One of the biggest things that helped me was going over...
Forum: Foo
07-31-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,847
Posted By shortbus901

The A/C unit in my house. It's the original...

The A/C unit in my house. It's the original dinosaur from when the place was built (1988) and it has gone out twice in the 3 years we've lived here each time I kind of hope they'll tell me it's done....
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