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04-24-19, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

I would never use glue of any kind. I'm vintage...

I would never use glue of any kind. I'm vintage as well, and we always used dish soap to slip the rubber grips on, then leave to set up for an hour or more.
This always worked well for me.
Note, my...
04-21-19, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

I would think the best answer would be to take it...

I would think the best answer would be to take it to a welding shop, and have them re-tack it.
04-21-19, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Deliver news papers? YES! Two routes in the...

Deliver news papers? YES! Two routes in the morning, one was The San Bernardino County Sun, and the other was the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Delivered one, then picked up the papers for the second...
04-21-19, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

This is so sad. I hope he pulls through this OK....

This is so sad. I hope he pulls through this OK. :(
04-21-19, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Hahaha, Yup!

Hahaha, Yup!
04-21-19, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

There are just too many crooks out there today,...

There are just too many crooks out there today, and a lot are most likely meth heads. :( Nice pursuit bike. :)
04-19-19, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

How COOL is that?:thumb:

How COOL is that?:thumb:
04-19-19, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

It's good you have an image of him doing what he...

It's good you have an image of him doing what he loved to do. I'm sure your wife appreciates it too. I'm sure a smaller wheel would have increased the effort required for steering. ;)
04-19-19, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

My opinion, nothing beats cast iron, but cast...

My opinion, nothing beats cast iron, but cast iron is, well, heavy. ;)
04-19-19, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Yup, me too. I remember replacing the U-Joints on...

Yup, me too. I remember replacing the U-Joints on the axles (irs),While fairly straight forward, was still a learning experience. I had priced it out at a British automotive shop, and the quote set...
04-19-19, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

The closest I came was a 1978 Triumph Spitfire...

The closest I came was a 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500. That was a fun car too.
04-19-19, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

It's all good. Sometimes the need to explore...

It's all good. Sometimes the need to explore different topics is a refreshing shot in the arm. No experience with a TR-4, but I'll bet it was fun. :)
04-18-19, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Either in transmissions, or pots and pans, sorry....

Either in transmissions, or pots and pans, sorry. Just figured we were all taking the grand tour to off topic-ville for a little while. ;)
04-18-19, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

That depended a lot on the engine in front of it....

That depended a lot on the engine in front of it. The base started out with an inline six. My buddy's 33 had a 327 in it, but serious Drag Racers had a lot more. :eek:
But those are two speeds, we...
04-17-19, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

We wound my buddies up to 60 before shifting into...

We wound my buddies up to 60 before shifting into drive. :eek: 33 Chevy street rod. See there are two 3's in 33. ;)
04-17-19, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Turbo 350, and 400 are 3 speeds too. OK, back to...

Turbo 350, and 400 are 3 speeds too. OK, back to the previously scheduled program. :fred:
04-17-19, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

;) And just to stay on topic, the stove "could"...

;)
And just to stay on topic, the stove "could" be considered a "three" position burner? Wouldn't be true, but could be? :p
04-17-19, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

I was under the impression they closed their...

I was under the impression they closed their doors sometime in the 80's? There were two factories, one in Rome N.Y., and one in Riverside California. Here's a bit of history about the one in...
04-12-19, 10:43 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Me, did I win anything? :lol:

Me, did I win anything? :lol:
04-11-19, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Very tidy, and useful looking work space. It's...

Very tidy, and useful looking work space. It's nice to have all your needed tools at your fingertips. :thumb:
04-05-19, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

My Heart goes out to him and his family. Good...

My Heart goes out to him and his family. Good video as well. I'll keep him in my prayers for a full recovery.
04-04-19, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

I'll buy the quicker assembly time. About the...

I'll buy the quicker assembly time. About the plastic cages though, it would seem they substituted a small cost for the larger one of having the cages?
04-04-19, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

I too was surprised at it's having plastic cages,...

I too was surprised at it's having plastic cages, so either the BB has been rebuilt before, or they came that way from the factory? FWIW, I don't think the plastic cages will hurt anything, as they...
03-29-19, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Any updates on this good looking Schwinn bicycle?...

Any updates on this good looking Schwinn bicycle? ::)
03-27-19, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

And the shift cable for the rear appears to be...

And the shift cable for the rear appears to be missing? But $75. for a good (is it good?) Aluminum Cannondale that needs work?
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