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Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By thumpism

Ran into this guy on the C&O Canal Towpath and he...

Ran into this guy on the C&O Canal Towpath and he was a large fellow with a prosthetic leg, pulling his dog in a trailer for about 200 miles from Pittsburgh PA to Washington DC....
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By thumpism

Every Takara I've seen has been of '70s or so...

Every Takara I've seen has been of '70s or so vintage; okay frame of hi-tensile tubing, double crank with 6-speed freewheel for 12 gears, caliper brakes, 27" wheels, etc. I rode across the Alps on...
05-13-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

Threefer! ...

Threefer!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/141959764581069
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05-13-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Can't say I've ever seen one of these, Gitane...

Can't say I've ever seen one of these, Gitane cross bike.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2955145281430198
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05-13-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Even when not on my bikes, I've been posting...

Even when not on my bikes, I've been posting photos like this in the "Shop Stickers" thread. I think it's really weird when sellers posts these photos in their ads but, hey, more material for us.
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05-12-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By thumpism

That Ultima was top of the line in its day and...

That Ultima was top of the line in its day and the Vent Noir was a rung or two below it. Nice.
05-11-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

Five, count 'em, 5 Sturmey-Archer speeds and a...

Five, count 'em, 5 Sturmey-Archer speeds and a 23" frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/472885307115421/
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05-11-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/32871164...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/328711642007138
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05-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,432,051
Posted By thumpism

Buy a Brooks for three hundred and get a free...

Buy a Brooks for three hundred and get a free Free Spirit POS.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/919733655265658
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05-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Yet another Tempo. ...

Yet another Tempo.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/921279065365068
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05-09-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

I beg to disagree. It's right there on the head...

I beg to disagree. It's right there on the head tube.
05-05-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/54118024...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/541180246914986
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05-04-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/13622265...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1362226557497180
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05-04-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 76,482
Posted By thumpism

Another from an FB ad. Seriously, who does this...

Another from an FB ad. Seriously, who does this in an ad?
...
05-04-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/45494335...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/454943355609458
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05-04-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,432,051
Posted By thumpism

Only $4,000. Get two. ...

Only $4,000. Get two.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803193417286467
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05-03-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/43064801...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4306480119382680
...
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! To be accurate, you're looking for...

Welcome! To be accurate, you're looking for chrome "socks" on the chainstays and seat stays, along with the fork blades and not full-length chroming on the stays or fork blades.

My old '78....
05-02-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

TWENTY BUCKS!!! ...

TWENTY BUCKS!!!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1748783111967356
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05-01-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 110,259
Posted By thumpism

^ I never sausage a vehicle.

^ I never sausage a vehicle.
04-30-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Chrome Paramount with Weyless hubs. ...

Chrome Paramount with Weyless hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/586788696047762
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04-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Teensy touring Cannondale. ...

Teensy touring Cannondale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1700571913484226
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04-30-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By thumpism

I've done something like that, but unlike your...

I've done something like that, but unlike your seat-like device that might actually have some use, mine requires a high perch to be effective. Fortunately, the section of house roof inside the...
04-30-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By thumpism

DON'T TOUCH IT! Have you never watched Antiques...

DON'T TOUCH IT! Have you never watched Antiques Roadshow?

Meanwhile, here's a little Swiss-made Condor 3-speed that was at the co-op forever. Didn't need it, don't have space for it, have no use...
04-29-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By thumpism

The surface selection is automatic. Ride it on...

The surface selection is automatic. Ride it on gravel and it's a gravel bike. Ride it on pavement and it's a road-ish bike. Ride it in the mountains and it's...still a 3-speed.
04-28-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By thumpism

"Staking" might be the word you're looking for if...

"Staking" might be the word you're looking for if a crown race is too large for the crown. Take a chisel and go around the base of the steerer where the race will seat and tap the chisel to raise a...
04-28-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 76,482
Posted By thumpism

Another one. Who in the hell puts photos of shop...

Another one. Who in the hell puts photos of shop stickers in their For Sale ads?
...
04-26-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,256
Posted By thumpism

And a pair of each of these, never built. ...

And a pair of each of these, never built.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/634x475/rigida_red_2df0302a67111b1d631cf9ac0cd146c0c21f7867.jpg...
04-26-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,256
Posted By thumpism

Wanna turn your Sturmey Archer 3-speed into a...

Wanna turn your Sturmey Archer 3-speed into a 9-speed?
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/635x478/benelux1_2b58e8110cc6680bcdfc387512779d43eabafe25.jpg...
04-25-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Quaint to the max. Wooden rims! ...

Quaint to the max. Wooden rims!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/469068877695076
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04-25-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By thumpism

Also, did the shop explain in detail what the...

Also, did the shop explain in detail what the problem was? I'd be suspicious of the shop's diagnosis of "rim was shot" unless I were there to get the explanation of what was wrong.
04-24-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

CCM! ...

CCM!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/186014336689439
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04-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Super Tourer! ...

Super Tourer!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/732599987406488
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04-24-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/27767000...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/277670000724480
...
04-24-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

FIFTY BUCKS!!! ...

FIFTY BUCKS!!!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/492881788417915
...
04-24-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/36480838...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3648083835289885
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04-24-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

FREE old Sports in Providence! Act fast. ...

FREE old Sports in Providence! Act fast.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738178283534751
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04-23-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,396
Posted By thumpism

Sold them in shops in the '70s and probably in...

Sold them in shops in the '70s and probably in about '80 a girlfriend gave me one and said, "You will wear it." I chose a hardshell yellow MSR and probably still have it somewhere.
04-21-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Great buy and my size. ...

Great buy and my size.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/298306968492381
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04-21-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/44218514...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/442185143714108
...
04-21-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Those are some deeep drops. ...

Those are some deeep drops.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/981648702372215
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04-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

$100! ...

$100!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/508161536852119
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04-21-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

Pick 'em and bring 'em to me. I won't tell my...

Pick 'em and bring 'em to me. I won't tell my wife and everyone will be happy.
04-18-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

Not English but a nice interpretation from the...

Not English but a nice interpretation from the '80s, the Fuji Cambridge III with Sturmey hub and factory rack, baskets and rear axle kickstand. Nice little bike, and it's cheap! I assembled and...
04-18-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 61,621
Views: 9,305,543
Posted By thumpism

Wait until he sees the ads by the flipper who...

Wait until he sees the ads by the flipper who sells them separately.
04-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

With the seat slammed there might not be an...

With the seat slammed there might not be an option. I bet if you raise the seat a little you can make that rack position less sickening but there ain't a whole lot of seat stay to work with. Y'know,...
04-16-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

Colt! ...

Colt!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/346742776768803
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04-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24,541
Views: 2,949,697
Posted By thumpism

I know we're here for the 3-speeds but that makes...

I know we're here for the 3-speeds but that makes all of us odd ducks right out of the gate, so if someone wants to regale the group with a tale or two of CL flakes or yard sale horror, I'll keep...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,364
Posted By thumpism

Don't let the solo threat stop you. More...

Don't let the solo threat stop you. More opportunity for adventure!
04-12-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By thumpism

You showed everything but the headbadge. Is the...

You showed everything but the headbadge. Is the bike a Flying Pigeon? There are bikes like this that are recent examples of machines that have been produced by the same company for decades, like the...
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