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06-22-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 457
Posted By Swampthing

Nope i fixed her up a step through with a...

Nope
i fixed her up a step through with a basket and full fenders, easy gearing to get down our dirt road, then a mile to the Library or grocery store, or about 3 miles to a nice park.
did each...
06-17-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Swampthing

enjoy! I was ready to snag this but without...

enjoy!
I was ready to snag this but without time to build it. And my only 27Ē front wheel is more modern and ratty.
06-15-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 223
Posted By Swampthing

that looks good. Does the million dollar...

that looks good.
Does the million dollar headset make my cadence better or give me the ability to avoid obstacles I do not know are there?
if so that may be of interest as well, maybe a partial...
06-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,718
Posted By Swampthing

Nice. I am really enjoying my fixed gear rides....

Nice.
I am really enjoying my fixed gear rides.
itís been a while and riding a bike that coasts now is just really odd and takes a bit to get used to.
this is my current favorite ride. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Swampthing

Like he said, parts availability is key. Parts...

Like he said, parts availability is key.
Parts can be reasonably cheap on eBay, if you can minimize the shipping, but if you really want to jump in, buy another bike for parts and salvage the bits...
12-25-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,404
Posted By Swampthing

nice clean and fun build. does the Sunlite...

nice clean and fun build.
does the Sunlite springer fork smooth out the road any.
12-24-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,816
Posted By Swampthing

A little faith in humanity is restored...

A little faith in humanity is restored...
12-16-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Swampthing

Nice bike and good job! I built one of those up...

Nice bike and good job!
I built one of those up last year, red 1981, and really enjoyed riding it.
it is now in LA with racks and panniers and serving as my daughterís main form of transportation....
12-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,404
Posted By Swampthing

New cruiser today. I hope the get this...

New cruiser today.
I hope the get this stripped down, polished up, and reassembled by Xmas.
maybe she...
12-11-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,329
Posted By Swampthing

The only improvement that is really obvious to me...

The only improvement that is really obvious to me on a daily basis is LED lights.
I have cheap rechargeables on every bike and bag. Even the bikes with dynamos.
eventually Iíll probably even...
12-10-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Swampthing

itís a bike shop. their website is pretty old,...

itís a bike shop.
their website is pretty old, but full of information.
they respond to emails quickly and thoroughly.
12-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,014
Posted By Swampthing

the big one is outside. no real rust issues. I...

the big one is outside.
no real rust issues. I keep it greased on the inside and occasionally spray the outside with phosphoric acid.
Outside there is room to use it, and a bit of a breeze to...
12-09-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,014
Posted By Swampthing

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I cut a tree to the height I wanted the vice at.
12-09-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,079
Posted By Swampthing

Most of the kids on my street had some version of...

Most of the kids on my street had some version of a banana seat bike with big handlebars.
mine was a garage sale find that I painted red. Put a sissy bar on and rode to death.
You guys are about...
12-06-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,404
Posted By Swampthing

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JC Higgins I picked up as a frame set. I have the...
12-06-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,335
Posted By Swampthing

I have to admit, Iíve called mine a fixie...

I have to admit, Iíve called mine a fixie before.
thatís the term I first heard when I saw my first non-track fixed gear bike.
not too long after I had a wipeout and did some damage to my MB...
12-05-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,335
Posted By Swampthing

My daughter tried mine once. she calls fixed...

My daughter tried mine once.
she calls fixed gear bikes suicide bikes.
12-02-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,000
Posted By Swampthing

Once you have had a kidney stone you will never...

Once you have had a kidney stone you will never risk dehydration again.
Always cary something to drink.
11-19-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By Swampthing

That is a lot like my sonís Covid bike. just in...

That is a lot like my sonís Covid bike.
just in reverse.
itís a funky mix of parts, but we used what we had, and itís what he wanted....
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,669
Posted By Swampthing

At work

Iím at work with mine right now.
For me social distancing has always been a way of life. ...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,669
Posted By Swampthing

Taco

Iíve had a Mazda B2000 in the 80s, sadly sold when I shipped out to go overseas. Then ranger, back in the 90s. They are basically the same truck. I Really liked the ranger after I beefed up the...
09-27-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,201,382
Posted By Swampthing

Found an old California 1030 turntable while out...

Found an old California 1030 turntable while out for a ride.
getting home was interesting, but I did it.
it turns and has a needle. The amp and speakers work through an Aux input to play music...
09-22-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,651
Posted By Swampthing

Another lotus eclair

This was a bit of a rescue.
rust everywhere and some spray painted areas over the original.
I stripped it down, and built it up to this single speed with new wheels and some parts I had about or...
09-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,404
Posted By Swampthing

And they beat me back to the pool ...

And they beat me back to the pool

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09-21-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,404
Posted By Swampthing

Pigeons

I took these guys out for an exercise flight.

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08-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 97,429
Posted By Swampthing

Cool

how long have you had this?
It Looks like fun!
I am tempted to try one of these.
08-07-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,400
Posted By Swampthing

Fun

Itís simple, light, quiet, and fun.
whatís not to like?
I live in pancake flat Florida so the only times Iíd like a lower gear are sand or riding against the wind, at the worst every once in a...
08-06-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 97,429
Posted By Swampthing

this looks like a very fun And versatile bike!...

this looks like a very fun And versatile bike! nice work.
Iíd love to get my hands on one of those surly dingles for the Lotus Eclair Iím building up as a fixed gear commuter/ light tourer.
Forum: Introductions
07-30-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Swampthing

Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard
I find wrenching about on bikes relaxing after a day at work when the weather is too lousy to ride.
07-26-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 97,429
Posted By Swampthing

Awesome

that is awesome!
Those pedals are crazy, I have scars up my legs from similar torture devices in the 80s.
Forum: Introductions
07-17-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Swampthing

Vintage vintage

Iím a vintage rider, and my bikes are from the 80s and 90s when I was not.
07-15-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 2,427,301
Posted By Swampthing

Hi from the hot humid south

Hi, I am new here.
5í9Ē, around 220 at last check-up. Probably less now. My scale says I weigh 40 pounds, but the last time that was possible was over 50 years ago, so I think itís busted.
I like...
07-13-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Swampthing

Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Introductions
07-11-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By Swampthing

yea, early recovery was miserable. the nurses...

yea, early recovery was miserable.
the nurses and doctors were all ď. We beat it! Awesome! Youíre alive....Ē
meanwhile Iím feeling like **** and just getting of bed in the morning to make my...
Forum: Introductions
07-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By Swampthing

Welcome

Welcome aboard from another survivor.
glad ya made it.
take your time and stay as active as possible and you will get your mojo back.
it took me at least a year after all treatments and surgery...
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