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09-26-22, 12:20 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Not sure if I got the nosebleed because the...

Not sure if I got the nosebleed because the beauty or because of the price. Out of my league but gorgeous.
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09-23-22, 07:26 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

With the comments from my fellow enablers in my...

With the comments from my fellow enablers in my head I finally wound up contacting the seller, the bike was still available and I had some free time so I drove over to check it out - and bought it. ...
09-22-22, 12:35 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Miele Latina, $100. Not super-familar with the...

Miele Latina, $100. Not super-familar with the marque but it looks like a decent deal for a Benji. Campag and Columbus SL, and in my area to boot. Not for me I'm afraid, my cup runneth over at...
09-11-22, 10:55 AM
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Views: 176,793
Posted By PilotFishBob

I must have ridden past this a hundred times and...

I must have ridden past this a hundred times and never noticed it until today. Probably because I'm usually trying to avoid getting hit by traffic, this is Memphis after all.
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09-09-22, 10:37 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Not cheap and not quite C&V, but one is lugged...

Not cheap and not quite C&V, but one is lugged steel and pretty - And I know there are Colnago fans lurking about... A Technos and a Dream - $2K for the pair or $1100 each.
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08-27-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,116
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie...

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie Iris - she sat and stared through the whole video, her head moving to follow the singer. She's never done that before. Then too, 'Ah Leah' is a good...
08-23-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,871
Posted By PilotFishBob

My club has a Sunday social ride which, at the...

My club has a Sunday social ride which, at the mid-point, stops at one of several area coffee houses in rotation. A cup o' Joe goes great with a Cliff bar...
07-22-22, 09:06 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

On a short morning ride, got off the bike to...

On a short morning ride, got off the bike to check the tire and saw this little fella resting. Haven't seen one in years - beautiful.
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07-03-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,346
Posted By PilotFishBob

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06-26-22, 01:23 PM
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Views: 6,036
Posted By PilotFishBob

One more from me, this on the recently opened...

One more from me, this on the recently opened cycling / pedestrian trail's bridge over the Wolf River, which explains the figure at the top of the suspension tower in the background....
06-25-22, 12:23 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Removing stuck seat posts has really enhanced my...

Removing stuck seat posts has really enhanced my vocabulary over the years.
06-24-22, 01:04 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Here's a rare bird - a Goeland for sale BIN. A...

Here's a rare bird - a Goeland for sale BIN. A good thing for me it's too small and a mixte - the discretionary funds are still recovering from my Hetchins adventure...
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06-23-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,036
Posted By PilotFishBob

Big River Crossing, mid-river over the...

Big River Crossing, mid-river over the Mississippi.

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05-29-22, 12:43 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Only one other fella and I showed up for this...

Only one other fella and I showed up for this morning's club ride, we decided to take a random route new to both of us, no real idea what we would run into along the way. We were rewarded with two...
04-30-22, 03:02 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Speaking of old cats, this is my Annabelle doing...

Speaking of old cats, this is my Annabelle doing her usual while I'm working in my home office. She was one of two I adopted from my mom when she passed away in 2012, and she was at least five years...
04-30-22, 02:54 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

I like them all, but old cats are the best cats.

I like them all, but old cats are the best cats.
04-06-22, 01:42 PM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By PilotFishBob

Very nice.

Very nice.
04-03-22, 01:41 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

The Bob, from today's club ride. ...

The Bob, from today's club ride.
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03-26-22, 12:00 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

I don't think I've seen this one posted yet, a...

I don't think I've seen this one posted yet, a 24"(?) 1974 Raleigh International near Jackson Tennessee, $590. Only NDS full pic but from that and the various close-ups it looks to be in pretty...
03-26-22, 06:45 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

If you're looking for hoods that will both fit...

If you're looking for hoods that will both fit and look better than what's currently available on your Weinmanns this could be of interest. Or they may work for you as is. $25/pair ask. I bought a...
03-24-22, 07:01 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

A lot of interesting bikes for sale - Bob...

A lot of interesting bikes for sale - Bob Jackson, Hetchins, Mercian, Hobbs of Barbicon and more. Some outfitted inconsistently but all pretty nice, and pricing not too bad for most either..
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03-23-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By PilotFishBob

Went through this myself recently. With the RD...

Went through this myself recently. With the RD over the biggest cog and the chain threaded and draped over the chainring, I pulled the chain ends just taut and then removed two links and connected....
03-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thank you OTS . It definitely turned into a...

Thank you OTS . It definitely turned into a monster, totally shot the slush fund. Worth it to me, but I do feel fatigued after it all. Fortunately, as part of that search I picked up a few other...
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By PilotFishBob

Springtime for Hetchins

Yes, recently re-watched "The Producers". Finally finished up a project I'd alluded to in other threads without specifics, a 1950 Hetchins - either a SuperSport or a Nulli Secundus. Based what I've...
03-20-22, 07:23 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Basso Gap, $500 in Memphis. No idea of relative...

Basso Gap, $500 in Memphis. No idea of relative value on these (and too lazy to do a search) but it's outfitted with Campag SR and what appears to be higher-end Columbus tubing so... Paint chipping...
03-17-22, 05:12 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Misphrasing on my part, I meant dear to the bank...

Misphrasing on my part, I meant dear to the bank account. I agree the bike is worth the ask.
03-13-22, 06:44 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

61cm Bridgestone RB-1 in the Huntsville area for...

61cm Bridgestone RB-1 in the Huntsville area for $400. Just a couple of pics but it looks decent.

https://huntsville.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-xl-road-bike-bridgestone-rb/7457322704.html...
02-22-22, 07:53 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

^ ^. Nice. And halfway across the continent from...

^ ^. Nice. And halfway across the continent from me of course, undoubtedly a good thing. :)
01-18-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

C9H13N , thanks. I watched it for a week or so...

C9H13N , thanks. I watched it for a week or so myself before I finally decided to make an offer to the seller. I'd done previous business with him and he's usually easy to work with, mostly offers...
01-17-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

Today I got a chance to take off the fixed cup...

Today I got a chance to take off the fixed cup and actually get a full view of the tube joining in the bottom bracket. Interesting to say the least, what appear to be "nails" intruding into the tube...
01-17-22, 08:11 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

I am all of them: Rider, Wrencher, Collector. ...

I am all of them: Rider, Wrencher, Collector. I'm the typical jack of all trades and master of none, knowing what I know but not sure what I don't. Admittedly, a mild case of both ADD and...
01-15-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By PilotFishBob

My 1972 Professional, it's made a few appearances...

My 1972 Professional, it's made a few appearances in the forum. You can get the decals at cyclomondo. Gotta have the checkerboards. ;)
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01-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By PilotFishBob

Gripfast made rear wing nuts with wrench...

Gripfast made rear wing nuts with wrench landings, basically an integrated hex nut. Gives the look with a little more security if you still want to go that route. Search on the bay, there is usually...
01-11-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By PilotFishBob

^^ I seem to remember reading somewhere that the...

^^ I seem to remember reading somewhere that the cage angle change from vertical on the upshift acts as a slight ramp and improves shifting over the push-rod type Simplex FD's. Take that with a grain...
01-09-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

^^ " Frame of reference" I see what you did...

^^ " Frame of reference" I see what you did there... :)
01-09-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ah, so of course I omit important info - thanks...

Ah, so of course I omit important info - thanks for the nudge. Seat tube top calipers out at 27.23 but a bit tight for a 27.2 - possibly a little out of round but a 27.0 seat post fits nicely. I...
01-09-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

Enter the Unidentified Frame

November and December of 2021 threw some unexpected pickups my way, which will necessitate some current members of the collection going to new homes this year to accommodate. Among the additions I...
12-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,628
Posted By PilotFishBob

Some nice rides going out the doors in this...

Some nice rides going out the doors in this thread, and I fully commiserate. In 2020 I moved a total of 9, clearing up much-needed room. This year only two: The DL-1 was a flip, but I really hated...
12-24-21, 01:09 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

$325 Circuit in what looks to be fairly good...

$325 Circuit in what looks to be fairly good condition. Could be a decent pickup for someone in the Nashville / Huntsville / Chattanooga area - Tullahoma is just a little out of the way...
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12-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,341
Posted By PilotFishBob

I rode mine just last week. Despite being rigged...

I rode mine just last week. Despite being rigged out in full randonneur mode, it feels incredibly light and nimble. It's one of those I was thinking of selling this spring but riding it has convinced...
12-12-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ouch.

Ouch.
12-11-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ah, thanks, found the thread, nice-looking bike! ...

Ah, thanks, found the thread, nice-looking bike! Look forward to seeing how you revamp it. And now to sit down and read through that entire thread of course. :)
12-11-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By PilotFishBob

Reading material too! You're definitely up and...

Reading material too! You're definitely up and then some on me, all I have are the interwebs. I'm planning a build thread on the bike at some point soon, just trying to make sure I know where I'm...
12-11-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By PilotFishBob

Great stuff, really digging the hubs. I'm...

Great stuff, really digging the hubs. I'm interested in seeing what you wind up putting this all on as well.

I've also been busy pulling together Brit parts for an upcoming build, a 1950 grail...
12-10-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By PilotFishBob

Looks like a useful portmanteau, especially for...

Looks like a useful portmanteau, especially for us.
12-07-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By PilotFishBob

I do a lot of airbrush touch-ups using model...

I do a lot of airbrush touch-ups using model enamels (Testors, Humbrol, etc). Mix various shades to match my target, this is my simple (and multipurpose) quick mixing rig, works great. I'm stealing...
12-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,740
Posted By PilotFishBob

No bikes, but I've looked in the mirror a few...

No bikes, but I've looked in the mirror a few times and asked myself that question.
12-05-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nice. My trick is to hold the pawls down with a...

Nice. My trick is to hold the pawls down with a wire and spool some waxed dental floss around them until it holds. Pull the wire, slip the cog body on and then pull the floss out through the top....
11-14-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 71,591
Views: 11,658,272
Posted By PilotFishBob

On the Bay starting at $499. Produced in August,...

On the Bay starting at $499. Produced in August, 1940 from what I can tell from the serial number. Possible grail for someone here?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/304225246829...
11-14-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,346
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Big art thing going on here in Memphis, wall paintings are...
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