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12-06-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By MeadMan2

You need to bring this bike to the ABCE (All...

You need to bring this bike to the ABCE (All British Cycle Event** next September in New Brighton. We would love to see it in person & it would be a big hit.
12-06-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,129
Posted By MeadMan2

Big deal. If I get a bike that is my age, it...

Big deal. If I get a bike that is my age, it will have to be a 1939. I do ride a bike that is older than me, my 1924 Mead Ranger. And I ride my Follis occasionally with a plastic Simplex...
11-28-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By MeadMan2

Appears that if you want to live to an old age,...

Appears that if you want to live to an old age, ride a bike! Have read that France has among the best medical care in the world.
11-05-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By MeadMan2

I replace rubber rim strips with Velox as soon as...

I replace rubber rim strips with Velox as soon as possible. I've found that rubber strips shift & can expose the nipple to the tube & they also tend to break at the valve hole.
10-28-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By MeadMan2

Post on the CABE.

Post on the CABE.
10-27-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By MeadMan2

There is another thread from several months ago...

There is another thread from several months ago about Hatcher bicycles.
09-19-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By MeadMan2

His original shop was in Minneapolis & then he...

His original shop was in Minneapolis & then he moved to Rockford. Interesting guy. He restored bikes & was also a frame builder. He identified my Colson tandem & had a beautifully restored one in his...
07-24-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,563
Posted By MeadMan2

Got you beat! In the mid 50's working at...

Got you beat! In the mid 50's working at National Tea bagging & stocking I was on salary which worked out to about 50 cents an hour.
07-13-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By MeadMan2

Another reason I love living in Minnesota,...

Another reason I love living in Minnesota, besides the great bike infrastructure. I used to work @ REI so if I need something & they don't have it they order it from QBP, which is in the same suburb...
07-07-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By MeadMan2

Go to a auto parts store & get Blue Magic metal...

Go to a auto parts store & get Blue Magic metal polish cream. It takes some elbow grease, but it does an incredible job. It will clean up anodized parts but it makes raw aluminum parts look like...
06-18-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,996
Posted By MeadMan2

My 1974 Follis. Though my wife originally...

My 1974 Follis. Though my wife originally purchased the 1964 Armstrong & the 1973 Schwinn Super Sport before we were married, they are now mine. She only wants to ride the tandems.
06-18-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,306
Posted By MeadMan2

Ah yes, Herters! My father received Herter...

Ah yes, Herters! My father received Herter catalogues & they were fun to read. Everything they sold was ultra super supreme deluxe & ever body else sold junk. My Dad & I did buy items from them &...
06-10-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By MeadMan2

I had the steer tube on my Mead Ranger replaced...

I had the steer tube on my Mead Ranger replaced by Chris Quale, a noted frame builder in Minneapolis. The crown is nickel plated with no discoloring from the repair.
05-29-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 21,431
Posted By MeadMan2

My father had a Mead Ranger when he was in...

My father had a Mead Ranger when he was in college, most likely a 1923. When I purchased my 1924 Ranger, my grail bike, it became obvious. I was MeadMan2.
05-24-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By MeadMan2

Not exactly the same, but the All British Cycling...

Not exactly the same, but the All British Cycling Event, (ABCE), put on by the same people who organize the Lake Pepin 3 Speed Tour, might interest some of you. It's a weekend event in Mid September...
05-09-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,969
Posted By MeadMan2

We own a 2003 Honda Element with 163,000 miles...

We own a 2003 Honda Element with 163,000 miles that has traveled all over the US carrying our Santana. I have a fork clamp setup toward the back of the Honda. Off comes the front wheel, I slide the...
04-18-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By MeadMan2

If the Maillard is the same as the Schwinn...

If the Maillard is the same as the Schwinn approved freewheel from my '73 Super Sport, & I think it probably is, then you should get Park Tool FR-4. Check it out.
04-18-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51,181
Views: 6,638,676
Posted By MeadMan2

Have seen comments on the CABE about the...

Have seen comments on the CABE about the ridiculous prices this place lists on eBay. Kind of their thing. Don't know if they are looking for suckers or what. Supposedly they do sell bikes at...
04-04-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20,775
Views: 1,980,622
Posted By MeadMan2

Pigseye was the original unofficial name for St...

Pigseye was the original unofficial name for St Paul. Pigseye was a Frenchman who sold booze out of a cave at the present site of St Paul & had a bad eye, hence the name. A Catholic priest started...
03-31-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 76,782
Posted By MeadMan2

Back @ work on the Schwinn Super Sport. Ordered...

Back @ work on the Schwinn Super Sport. Ordered Sun CR18's yesterday & today removed the rim from the rear wheel, disassembled the hub & started to polish the shell. Got out my Sutherland's handbook...
03-28-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By MeadMan2

You need to take this to the CABE forum. They...

You need to take this to the CABE forum. They are you best bet to identify this frame. Google "the CABE", which is the Classic & Antique Bike Exchange.
03-27-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By MeadMan2

Even though I am 79 years old, most of my bikes...

Even though I am 79 years old, most of my bikes have drop bars. I cannot ride straight bars for more than a few blocks before the arthritis in my left hand hurts like blazes. I can only ride my...
03-01-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 76,782
Posted By MeadMan2

Took the 1973 Schwinn Super Sport for a shake...

Took the 1973 Schwinn Super Sport for a shake down ride. The changes are as follows. Adapter for a 3 piece crank into which I installed a Shimano sealed bottom bracket. At the Blaine bike swap, I...
02-25-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 32,919
Posted By MeadMan2

I have two. My 1974 Follis & my 1986 Mark...

I have two. My 1974 Follis & my 1986 Mark Zeh.
02-23-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,173
Posted By MeadMan2

I'm so used to clipless that when I ride platform...

I'm so used to clipless that when I ride platform or cage & straps, I found myself twisting my foot to release when I come to a stop. I would never give up clipless for distance riding. My wife & I...
02-23-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,188
Posted By MeadMan2

Way back when I had experience gluing tubs. Was...

Way back when I had experience gluing tubs. Was successful but it was a pain. I recently installed some Tufo tubs & used their tape. A friend has also used their tape & rides long & hard & was no...
02-18-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By MeadMan2

I don't know when they were built, but I picked...

I don't know when they were built, but I picked up a SR Super Custom triple at a swap for $10.00. All three chainring use the same five bolts. The chain rings are 50, 42, 28 which is odd, but it...
01-15-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By MeadMan2

A couple were riding their tandem when a...

A couple were riding their tandem when a policeman pulled up & yelled "Sir, your wife fell of your tandem a 1/2 mile back." "Thank God," the man replied. "I thought I had gone deaf!"
01-15-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By MeadMan2

And the pie plate!

And the pie plate!
01-06-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 32,919
Posted By MeadMan2

I bought my 1974 Follis & 1986 Mark Zeh new.

I bought my 1974 Follis & 1986 Mark Zeh new.
01-05-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By MeadMan2

I have a Sampson crankset that I purchased it...

I have a Sampson crankset that I purchased it 1994 along with the bottom bracket with the titanium spindle. It is installed on my Mark Zeh, is still ridden with no problems.
01-02-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By MeadMan2

It is surprising how long leather saddles will...

It is surprising how long leather saddles will last. The leather saddle on my 1924 Mead Ranger is in incredibly good condition. It was an actual barn find in Minnesota but was obvious well covered....
12-29-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By MeadMan2

I have a Colson tandem. Because I destroyed the...

I have a Colson tandem. Because I destroyed the shaft to get it out of the frame, I had one fabricated. Unfortunately I still don't know how to send photos to the forum. Perhaps you could private...
12-13-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,250
Posted By MeadMan2

I don't understand why so many of you are...

I don't understand why so many of you are interested in skirting the rules or sticking it to the "elitists". What then is the point of the Eroica? If they allow CF bikes with brifters it just...
04-01-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By MeadMan2

We have a friend in Roeselere who we visited in...

We have a friend in Roeselere who we visited in 2004 & while there visited the museum. Freddy Maertens was there signing his book. I was going to buy a book in Dutch, but I did buy a poster for the...
01-26-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 32,919
Posted By MeadMan2

My 1974 Follis & 1986 Mark Zeh. I also have my...

My 1974 Follis & 1986 Mark Zeh. I also have my wife's 1964 Armstrong 3 speed & early '70's Schwinn Super Sport that she bought new.
12-13-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,610
Posted By MeadMan2

Definitely built by Murray. I have a Hiawatha...

Definitely built by Murray. I have a Hiawatha built by Murray so am familiar with them. The 505 in the serial # is the code Murray used to indicate that it was built for Sears.
12-11-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,610
Posted By MeadMan2

I believe that that serial number indicates that...

I believe that that serial number indicates that it was manufactured by Murray.
12-09-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By MeadMan2

My 1985 Mercian was NOS, built up as bike art &...

My 1985 Mercian was NOS, built up as bike art & never ridden. I changed out some parts giving me the option of maybe selling them. The tubulars were perished so they were replaced. I also have a...
12-07-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By MeadMan2

I've done five Lake Pepin 3speed tours. It is a...

I've done five Lake Pepin 3speed tours. It is a 2 day event with 40-45 miles a day with options for more miles. Food is a big part of the event & you can use your 4 speed. There is camping if you...
10-24-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,870
Posted By MeadMan2

Beautiful bike & the green background really...

Beautiful bike & the green background really makes the orange pop.
10-24-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,768
Posted By MeadMan2

You might find the Lake Pepin 3 Speed Tour...

You might find the Lake Pepin 3 Speed Tour amusing as a light hearted sort of re-creation of 1930's English touring. You'll have to Google it. And Rootboy, you will see many of us wearing ties.
10-19-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By MeadMan2

Sorry I missed it. Went for a ride last Friday &...

Sorry I missed it. Went for a ride last Friday & while riding I got so sick that I called my wife to pick me up less than a mile from home. Felt better on Saturday but not well enough to take a...
10-19-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,835
Posted By MeadMan2

I don't feel at all guilty about my bikes or...

I don't feel at all guilty about my bikes or alpine skiing. We have no debts, no children & my wife loves tandeming & skiing. We met skiing. We also like to travel which we have combined with our...
10-10-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By MeadMan2

With the one piece crank, the seat stays & the...

With the one piece crank, the seat stays & the way the rear dropout is attached to the stays, I serious doubt that it is a Raleigh of any sort. Most likely an American brand from the 1970's.
10-09-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By MeadMan2

I'll probably be there. Have you decided on a...

I'll probably be there. Have you decided on a start location?
10-07-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,227
Posted By MeadMan2

I had a chance to ride with gomango which was...

I had a chance to ride with gomango which was very enjoyable.
10-07-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,473
Posted By MeadMan2

Wow, seeing all the big sizes here, no wonder I...

Wow, seeing all the big sizes here, no wonder I had trouble finding a 531 British frame in my size. I ride 52cm as per Greg LeMond's size chart & my preference. My inseam is 31.5 inches & I am...
09-28-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,183
Posted By MeadMan2

When I purchased my 1974 Follis new, I wanted low...

When I purchased my 1974 Follis new, I wanted low flange hubs so I had the shop replace the originals with new wheels built with Fiamme rims which was done before I picked up the bike. I still have...
07-30-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By MeadMan2

I've had decent success building wheels. My...

I've had decent success building wheels. My teacher was "The Bicycle Wheel" by Jobst Brandt. Remember, just about any wheel will have to be retrued after 100-200 miles & probably will need retruing...
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