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03-27-21, 12:25 PM
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Posted By dbhouston

Bianchi Main Street

Super lightweight and worth thousands more than asking!...
02-28-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

On a related note, I've found numerous places on...

On a related note, I've found numerous places on this bike where I believe someone once used adhesive in completely inapprorpriate places. The RD attachment bolt I had to drill out, multiple spots in...
02-28-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

HA! It's amazing how much of that aluminum...

HA! It's amazing how much of that aluminum seatpost has peeled off under the plumbers wrench. And my bench vise always seemed plenty anchored until I started twisting this frame in it, stressing the...
02-27-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Also, if I were a more observant person, I'd have...

Also, if I were a more observant person, I'd have noticed that this tear appears in my February 20 pictures, above. So, it's been there for some time.
02-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

This is the end? Well, after all the time spent...

This is the end? Well, after all the time spent on this damn thing, I may have reached the end. The g*&#$%ed seatpost hasn't budget one milimeter after a couple of weeks dripping Blaster into it. ...
02-20-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

So happy the weather has turned here. Sunshine...

So happy the weather has turned here. Sunshine on snow is beautiful, too. But mostly, I'm happy to be back in the garage. First thing on the A-D was to start in earnest on the stuck seatpost. ...
02-18-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

Eikosha Cycle Works? $400 ...

Eikosha Cycle Works? $400
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/475506123473588?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined...
02-17-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By dbhouston

Thanks! And, yeah, to be clear, I'm not talking...

Thanks! And, yeah, to be clear, I'm not talking about repainting anything, though I do kind of want to find another project where I can mess with the whole spray.bike system someday.

This project...
02-17-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By dbhouston

Thanks for the feedback. I've ordered three cans...

Thanks for the feedback. I've ordered three cans of the stuff - awfully expensive for what it is - and will experiment before trying on the frame. I'll let you know how it works out.
02-16-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By dbhouston

Spray.Bike Tinted Clear

I've got a 1979-ish Austro-Daimler Vent Noir II project. Originally, these bikes had a beautiful "smoked chrome" finish, which looks like a tinted chrome. Unfortunately, my bike was previously...
02-13-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By dbhouston

Great $10 find! A little maintenance and you'll...

Great $10 find! A little maintenance and you'll have yourself a great town bike that you won't always be worrying about when you take it places. Here's my 1974 that serves that purpose very well...
02-13-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Off to Dallas today to deliver a 1953 Claud...

Off to Dallas today to deliver a 1953 Claud Butler to its new home! But first, I wanted to share pictures of the rustiest part of the A-D to see what others think of the condition. This is really...
02-12-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

I'm most comfortable on bikes labeled 56, which...

I'm most comfortable on bikes labeled 56, which are generally 56 both ways. It's hard to get my head around the long and low 53c x 58c geometry of this bike. I've read that, on some models, A-D kept...
02-12-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

She had an old Free Spirit 3-speed, which...

She had an old Free Spirit 3-speed, which prompted a whole discussion about A-D and Sears.
02-11-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

She was going to take $20, but I haggled her up! ...

She was going to take $20, but I haggled her up! In the seller's defense, too, there's no place on the bike that says Austro-Daimler any more, so Astra Dalma was her translation of what her mother...
02-11-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Funny, because I've talked myself into it being a...

Funny, because I've talked myself into it being a bit earlier based on this one catalog page from 1978. But they seem to have made it this way for a few years. ...
02-11-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Progress on the frame this afternoon/evening. The...

Progress on the frame this afternoon/evening. The finish on this frame is incredibly tough, which probably shouldn't be such a surprise, but it cleans up like regular chrome. So, using 0000 steel...
02-10-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Funny you say that. When I took them off, I right...

Funny you say that. When I took them off, I right away thought they would be comfortable and gave them a half-ass cleaning. They may end up on my 70's Raleigh town bike....
02-10-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Here in "tornado alley," we love basements; I...

Here in "tornado alley," we love basements; I just don't happen to have one (bedrock varies a lot in Tulsa). Minnesota's weather seems to have snuck south this week, gradually encrusting our world in...
02-10-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Thanks for the feedback. Stubbornly bulling...

Thanks for the feedback. Stubbornly bulling forward last night, and here's where things are. It's still too cold to try to work in the garage, so I set up a guestroom winter workshop, in which I'd...
02-08-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

When it's warm enough or I'm feeling hardy...

When it's warm enough or I'm feeling hardy enough, I'll try all those things in the garage. I don't want to start in with PB blaster in my office. Evaporust is magic, though lots of the finish is...
02-08-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Thanks! Bummer about the "smoked" part, those...

Thanks! Bummer about the "smoked" part, those are beautiful.
02-08-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Pictures

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Head shot! GS means Gran Sport? ...
02-08-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By dbhouston

Austro-Daimler Vent Noir

Just unloaded and wiped down a new $30 project bike, an Austro-Daimler from 1980-81-ish. It's way too cold in my garage this evening to go out there and start dismantling properly, so this is just a...
02-07-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

Vitus 992, OKC, $275

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/242643487341656 ...
02-06-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By dbhouston

Absolutely, clean the thing first, then see what...

Absolutely, clean the thing first, then see what it looks like - it'll be pretty, I expect. I'm always amazed at the filthy bikes people post for sale, with terrible pictures, too. But, looking for...
02-05-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,316
Posted By dbhouston

And ... Sold! Claud is moving to my former home...

And ... Sold! Claud is moving to my former home of Austin, Texas. Thanks for all the guidance. Until the next random Oklahoma barn find.
01-31-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

Rabeneick Campagnolo in Fort Worth, $400 ...

Rabeneick Campagnolo in Fort Worth, $400
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/325104422154813/?ref=saved&referral_code=null ...
01-18-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,648
Posted By dbhouston

'74 Grand Prix. Moved the Pletscher and the bags...

'74 Grand Prix. Moved the Pletscher and the bags over from a '74 Sports, and this thing feels super nimble by comparison! Seems to me one quality of a town bike is that you won't miss it terribly if...
12-12-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24,402
Views: 2,903,124
Posted By dbhouston

This guy is convinced he's got a 1936 Raleigh...

This guy is convinced he's got a 1936 Raleigh folding bike, and showing him 1970's catalog pages didn't help. Hope nobody falls for it.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3497823213647372/...
12-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

1982 Romic, $350 ...

1982 Romic, $350
https://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/d/tulsa-vintage-1982-romic-road-bike/7236549682.html...
12-02-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

Glad to hear it found a good home!

Glad to hear it found a good home!
12-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

1971 (?) Dawes Galaxy touring bike, $150 ...

1971 (?) Dawes Galaxy touring bike, $150
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/940097489851749/...
11-21-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By dbhouston

Buying small SA parts one at a time gets...

Buying small SA parts one at a time gets expensive. I bought a cheap used on on eBay and just cleaned and saved the bits. It's been a lifesaver. I did run into compatibility problems with a 1953 -...
11-20-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

You know that bike wants to go home to Arizona. ...

You know that bike wants to go home to Arizona. Sadly, the seller fell ill with a couple of weeks ago and promised to reach out when he was better. I'd be happy to facilitate the sale by picking it...
11-18-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

I haven't heard from the seller since his Covid...

I haven't heard from the seller since his Covid diagnosis.
11-18-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

A beautiful Colin Laing in Checotah, Oklahoma....

A beautiful Colin Laing in Checotah, Oklahoma. USA. $200
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/382342763139153?ref=saved&referral_code=null...
11-18-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,268
Posted By dbhouston

DBS Kombi Lux from Norway, washed up in Oklahoma,...

DBS Kombi Lux from Norway, washed up in Oklahoma, $80.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/372712117398093/?ref=saved&referral_code=null...
11-17-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24,402
Views: 2,903,124
Posted By dbhouston

An interesting bike for sale near Kansas City - a...

An interesting bike for sale near Kansas City - a Peugeot that apparently made its way to the heartland from the Netherlands, but probably a Sturmey-Archer rear hub and Brampton cranks?...
11-17-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By dbhouston

Price reduced to $600, and still open to offers...

Price reduced to $600, and still open to offers or interesting trades, of course. If it's still mine this winter, I will think about starting again and getting the frame repainted.
11-01-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By dbhouston

Now you have the perfect excuse to make a...

Now you have the perfect excuse to make a pilgrimage to Muskogee! As appealing as this one is, it's probably not going to be my bike - likely too big, though hard to tell in the bad photos, not to...
10-31-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By dbhouston

Heard back from the seller this morning ... he...

Heard back from the seller this morning ... he has Covid and isn't doing any selling right now. That's rough for him, and a bummer for me. I'll let y'all know when something happens with this bike.
10-30-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By dbhouston

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B17 Special short ("Ladies Standard", but I like that shape better than the standard...
10-30-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By dbhouston

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All painted surfaces were treated with EvapoRust, thoroughly cleaned, and protected...
10-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By dbhouston

Claud Butler, 1953

SOLD This is a 1953 Claud Butler, "Especially Built for Colson." Colson was an American manufacturer of bicycles, quite collectible in their own right, but this bike was clearly made in Clapham by...
10-29-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By dbhouston

It's a bit of a trip from here in Tulsa, so...

It's a bit of a trip from here in Tulsa, so aiming for Saturday if it and the seller are available.
10-29-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By dbhouston

Thanks!

Thanks!
10-29-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By dbhouston

Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA is a place where even...

Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA is a place where even squares can have a ball, but I probably can't make the trip to see the bike before the weekend. If one of y'all scoops it up before me, I won't be mad...
10-28-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By dbhouston

I knew this place was ridiculously good! Colin...

I knew this place was ridiculously good! Colin Laing it is! I had been going down that road but was ready to dismiss it because I couldn't find any graphics that looked like this bike. Then I...
10-28-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By dbhouston

Mystery Marketplace Bike: COLIN

In my experience, y'all know everything, so I thought I'd run this by. It's listed on FB Marketplace near Tulsa, Oklahoma as a "TI Reynolds" with two poor photos....
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