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09-24-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,972
Posted By bark_eater

I've had to use buyer protection a few times, but...

I've had to use buyer protection a few times, but both times it was with a seller who offered up alternate facts floating in an alternate reality, but were able to move freely enough in this world to...
09-23-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By bark_eater

A large patch of the downtube has had all the...

A large patch of the downtube has had all the paint scraped off and there's rust started everywhere on the bike. The fork had more visible rust but is suspect because of a dent and scored threads. ...
09-23-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 71,592
Views: 11,658,272
Posted By bark_eater

I'm probably about 6th in line on this one...

I'm probably about 6th in line on this one...
09-23-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By bark_eater

There are a million used ones floating around....

There are a million used ones floating around. None on Ebay right now, but they get listed for $30-$300. I'd suggest the $30 version....
09-22-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By bark_eater

I think a Velo Orange Constructeur rack could be...

I think a Velo Orange Constructeur rack could be combined with a set of Blackburn lowriders. You wouldn't need the "hoop" if you attached the p clips to the VO struts. If your luck the fork mounts...
09-22-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 71,592
Views: 11,658,272
Posted By bark_eater

I'm a weak man... I sent the take my money please...

I'm a weak man... I sent the take my money please message.....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By bark_eater

Understood.. This came to mind thinking on this:...

Understood.. This came to mind thinking on this:

Vigor's Black Box Theory (https://johnvigor.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-black-box-theory.html)
09-19-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 693,871
Posted By bark_eater

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Well the...
09-13-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,258
Posted By bark_eater

An "on principle" ebay score. I'd like to know...

An "on principle" ebay score. I'd like to know if the "Platinum" tag means more than "not so shiny"...
09-11-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By bark_eater

I think that those dents could be pushed out from...

I think that those dents could be pushed out from the inside. You could sell it as is to some one non risk adverse, or fix it yourself, with a full disclosure to the buyer..... or part it out.
09-09-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By bark_eater

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09-01-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By bark_eater

Revised Version... Upon further meditation...

Revised Version...

Upon further meditation on inclusivity, the doors are open to long abandoned wretched wheelsets, particularly those of the tubular faith.
08-29-22, 05:56 PM
08-28-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,616
Posted By bark_eater

Stole this picture, but.... I hope to replicate...

Stole this picture, but.... I hope to replicate the color in powder coat.
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08-26-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By bark_eater

I'm not a frame builder, but I may or not have...

I'm not a frame builder, but I may or not have spent the night behind a dumpster in Tacoma in the '90's.... But I have wondered if there is any structural advantage to filling diggers like that...
08-26-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By bark_eater

It looks like there's enough interest. I wont...

It looks like there's enough interest. I wont get a chance to start a list till next week, but should probably start a new thread. Any suggestions for a catchy title?

"Saint Agnes's home for...
08-25-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By bark_eater

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08-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By bark_eater

Anyone want to start an orphan wheel exchange thread?

Item #573 on the too doo list is to go through all the orphan wheels that I have loose or that came on the many mechanics specials I've brought home. I figured I'd post the list here to see if any...
08-11-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 693,871
Posted By bark_eater

62 cm 1990 Bridgestone RB-2

I picked up a tallest size 62 cm 1990 Bridgestone RB-2 yesterday. This is the tig welded RB-T prediscessor that takes 35mm tires. I'd be interested in trying out a smaller size of the same model....
08-03-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 534
Posted By bark_eater

I think you would save a bunch of cash and...

I think you would save a bunch of cash and potentially have a better bike if you found a high end 90's mountain bike with a 1 1/8" threaded fork and replace it with a 700c disk fork. As a Big Dummy...
07-24-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,910
Posted By bark_eater

The more relevant question is "What color powder...

The more relevant question is "What color powder coat for an X-02?"
07-17-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,582
Posted By bark_eater

Today's adventure was a not quite quarterly floor...

Today's adventure was a not quite quarterly floor recovery. It's not a zen temple, but am improvement on the multidisciplinary mine field it was.
...
07-16-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,562
Posted By bark_eater

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THis is the usual scrap yard haul. This one almost didn't...
07-15-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,562
Posted By bark_eater

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​​​​​​Spidey sense again. I actually turned back around...
07-09-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,536
Posted By bark_eater

About half way through this, I was wondering if...

About half way through this, I was wondering if Grant Peterson has enough free time to troll on the forums?
07-05-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,562
Posted By bark_eater

Today's haul from the scrapyard and an...

Today's haul from the scrapyard and an illustration of what happens if I don't get there soon enough....
07-04-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By bark_eater

Anyone's head going to pop if I throw a Fuji...

Anyone's head going to pop if I throw a Fuji Finest into the "garage war"? I was thinking about the fork and how the bike will still ride like a mountain bike with a high trail. At this point I...
06-30-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By bark_eater

26" RTP on a converted Trek 750?

Spidey sense tingled and most of another lugged 91 Trek 750 magically appeared in the garage.

The next morning I noted that a new semi-local frame builder just put out a shingle, and posted some...
06-30-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 791
Posted By bark_eater

I did the same thing a while back. I found 1"...

I did the same thing a while back. I found 1" Milwaukie socket with a a square base that will clamp securely in my bench vice. Works good...
...
06-26-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 71,592
Views: 11,658,272
Posted By bark_eater

Trek 720/620? in WDC

https://images.craigslist.org/00000_1JYgkhY4Fdhz_0ak07K_600x450.jpg

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/alexandria-22-trek-hybrid/7498107347.html
06-17-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By bark_eater

I already put everything away, but the issue is...

I already put everything away, but the issue is that the slots are too narrow for the female piece.
06-17-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By bark_eater

Lord knows I tried...

So I realized that I had a set of extra Tektro pads and holders. Their a no go. The brake's slot is sized for a bolt, not a internally threaded shaft. I have the Continental pads in hand, so I'll...
06-13-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,562
Posted By bark_eater

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04-12-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,562
Posted By bark_eater

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Miyata 712

$5 at the scrap yard. 5 minutes later it...
02-23-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By bark_eater

The head tube machining is very rough and painted...

The head tube machining is very rough and painted over. I'm assuming any reaming or facing of the head tube was done before it was brazed together. The bright metal "facing" is where I scraped the...
02-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,444
Posted By bark_eater

Since your working on a 10 year plan, I'd...

Since your working on a 10 year plan, I'd suggest looking for some one who already has a mail order bicycle niche accessory business. If the infrastructure is already set up, it would be easier to...
01-31-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,352
Posted By bark_eater

I've got everything from 2 wheels on ceiling...

I've got everything from 2 wheels on ceiling hooks spaced 12" center to center. I also have a 16" offset between bikes. I'm sure 9' center to center would work, but 12" makes it easier to get...
01-30-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By bark_eater

I've got way to many bikes in my uninsulated...

I've got way to many bikes in my uninsulated attic. I try and clean and wd40 every bike that gets stored up there. It seems to me that dust provides a foot hold for rust so I do what I can to put...
01-14-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,682
Posted By bark_eater

Lousy work in progress shot, but both bags are...

Lousy work in progress shot, but both bags are Banjo Brothers and I haven't had a problem with either. I did use some double sided Velcro wrap to suspend the handlebar bag from the bottom of the...
01-09-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By bark_eater

Hopefully helpful, I have this list printed out ...

Hopefully helpful, I have this list printed out in my shop:
https://www.vicsclassicbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/UBI_checklist.pdf
01-07-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,965
Posted By bark_eater

My Grannie grew up in the post civil war south....

My Grannie grew up in the post civil war south. If she gave you a present, she expected the paper back untorn. And she'd kick yer grandma's ass...
01-06-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,258
Posted By bark_eater

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A box of 8 RX100 hubs, 7 speed and 126mm spacing.
01-05-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,965
Posted By bark_eater

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That's about a third of the...
01-04-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,490
Posted By bark_eater

I'm sure there are variations in the different...

I'm sure there are variations in the different available hubs, but if you had a 126mm 6-7 speed freewheel hub, it might be respace-able to 120mm and used with a 5 speed freewheel. The wheel will...
01-01-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By bark_eater

What headset with hexagonal cups is this?

I found this Raleigh Competition and it has a headset with "hexagonal" top and bottom cups. Can any one identify the make and model? Thanks...
12-24-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,133
Posted By bark_eater

All 3. My time and focus shifts around. I was...

All 3. My time and focus shifts around. I was focused on riding for a long while but cracked a rib in the spring and never got my milage back up and with the kid home for a year wrenching time...
12-23-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,294
Posted By bark_eater

I just hung my summer project back on the...

I just hung my summer project back on the ceiling..... and had to go up in the attic and have a little talk with the winter project about expectations...
12-10-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By bark_eater

I gave up on craigslist a while back, as the time...

I gave up on craigslist a while back, as the time combing thru all the junk and over priced "pro" listings wasn't worth it. Facebook has definitely sold me a couple bikes with it's automatic...
11-17-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By bark_eater

It looks like your going to have a little less...

It looks like your going to have a little less metal left than a stock TA 116 ring, so I would try and get a very close fit where possible.

Steel cottered crank 116 chain rings use a smaller chain...
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