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Forum: Commuting
07-10-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,993
Posted By atoms

That is brilliant! mirrored sunglass lens? How...

That is brilliant! mirrored sunglass lens? How did you attach it?
06-26-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,596
Posted By atoms

I'm guessing there is no consensus on this, but...

I'm guessing there is no consensus on this, but as far as I'm concerned, answers to questions are not just for the OP, but anyone who might stumble onto the thread.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By atoms

Even if that mountain bike is fully suspended?

Even if that mountain bike is fully suspended?
06-25-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By atoms

BB: Removing Bearings from the Fixed Cup Side

I need to remove the bearings from the fixed cup side of a BB. (late 80's Le Tour) They appear to be in a cage of some sort. Do I need to remove the fixed cup to get at them? Or what?

I did search...
09-05-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By atoms

Thanks everyone! We do have cone wrenches and a...

Thanks everyone! We do have cone wrenches and a big crescent wrench somewhere. I'll report back if I have any trouble or notice anything particularly interesting. The bike is in pretty bad shape, so...
09-03-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By atoms

Which tool for this bottom bracket adjustable cup?

No pin holes! I did look at Sheldon and in a book we have laying around here but both only refer to the pin spanner type. (Of course I might have missed something at Sheldon Brown...)

This is on a...
02-10-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By atoms

Thanks for the responses and the pics of all...

Thanks for the responses and the pics of all those great bikes - thanks for the inspiration/encouragement!

My current daily rider is a 3 speed based on an '88 Le Tour frame.
...
02-09-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By atoms

2 speed donor- this Raleigh Royale?

First off, forgive me if this is not the ideal forum for this post. I have no intention of preserving whatever I find for my 2 speed build, but on the bright side, I am looking for a low end /...
11-10-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,881
Posted By atoms

I don't have a better idea than Retro-Velo,...

I don't have a better idea than Retro-Velo, although I don't love it exactly. Velo seems to already imply retro doesn't it?

While not naming the trend, I'm participating in it. I did coin a phrase...
11-07-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Posted By atoms

Why are you calling it "entry level" when you...

Why are you calling it "entry level" when you have a $1500 budget? "Entry Level" doesn't mean "the level at which I want to enter".
09-09-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,448
Posted By atoms

My '82 SP at Voyageur Landing on the Fox River: ...

My '82 SP at Voyageur Landing on the Fox River:
http://atoms.net/bike/images/voyageur1.jpg
and no, the fork isn't bent.
09-08-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By atoms

Yes. I'm guessing it is the same one. Nice...

Yes. I'm guessing it is the same one.

Nice Kilo! At least there is one more BF user's bike for whom no forum is exactly appropriate.
09-08-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 294,554
Posted By atoms

FrankenTown based on an '88 Le Tour frame. I got...

FrankenTown based on an '88 Le Tour frame. I got the bare frame (not even with a fork) so I don't feel guilty for wrecking a classic.
http://atoms.net/bike/images/bicycle/letour2.jpg

It is still...
09-08-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By atoms

Plan B: ...

Plan B:

http://atoms.net/bike/images/anchorage1.jpg

Best $5 I ever spent at the LBS.

The crimped and filed sleeve held up for about a week. Then, on my way to a meeting downtown it failed...
09-01-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By atoms

Yes beautiful! Congrats! Love the green!

Yes beautiful! Congrats! Love the green!
09-01-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,138
Posted By atoms

I'm 6'4" and I do not like DT shifters. In...

I'm 6'4" and I do not like DT shifters. In Chicago, one gear is almost enough, and three is overkill so I'm building a franken bike town bike (frankentown?) from an 88 Le Tour frame, a donor (trashed...
08-31-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By atoms

Don't Drew It!

Don't Drew It!
08-30-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By atoms

Thanks again. I crimped it very hard in two...

Thanks again. I crimped it very hard in two places 90 degrees apart (as suggested in another thread). Then, inspired by your file suggestion but somehow unable to find a metal file in the house, I...
08-30-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By atoms

A file! Awesome! thanks! oh, I just used my...

A file! Awesome! thanks! oh, I just used my entire week's allotment of exclamation points... I'll be offline for a while with a file...



That thread came up in my searches, but it was so huge...
08-30-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By atoms

Terminate a Sturmey Archer cable

This is almost a cross-post. The generally super helpful peeps at the Mechanic's forum have been silent - perhaps because my hastily written question was unclear.

The cable that came with my new...
08-29-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By atoms

SA shifter cable termination

The cable that came with my new Sturmey Archer SRC3 was way too long so I cut it and the housing at the hub end after getting some connector sleeves from the local bait and tackle shop.

This...
06-06-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 55,534
Posted By atoms

Yes exactly. Their Chevy Volt vs J...

Yes exactly.

Their Chevy Volt vs J Livingston comparison chart says that they cost $350 - $500.
Forum: Foo
06-06-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By atoms

At least we all agree on something!

At least we all agree on something!
Forum: Foo
06-06-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By atoms

What if we take this simplistic advice to not...

What if we take this simplistic advice to not engage in dangerous behavior generally? We end up not riding bikes.
05-25-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By atoms

Thanks! Good points! I tried to order it...

Thanks! Good points!

I tried to order it today and it turns out that everything is out of stock except a very small frame silver Windsor. I think I need a larger frame size in order to get a...
05-25-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By atoms

Sayeth the BD sales team: This sounds...

Sayeth the BD sales team:


This sounds like bad news to me... but 10mm? it looks like there are enough spacers on there so that there is 10mm to spare. What do you think?
...
05-24-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By atoms

Thanks for the affirmation John. A further...

Thanks for the affirmation John.

A further question is about the fork and head tube. The donor bike has a 120 mm head tube. The Niner's head tube is 130 mm. Will the fork's steerer (if that is...
05-24-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By atoms

BikesDirect for 29er Parts

So I found a great deal on a beautiful XL Niner SIR frame. I am way into steel and I'm tall so it seemed like a great idea at the time. Now I need a set of components and I'm kinda shocked at how...
05-05-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,493
Posted By atoms

fiets, Yes! thanks! I had an FR-1 laying around...

fiets,
Yes! thanks! I had an FR-1 laying around and it worked just fine. I was thrown off 'cuz it is not a vintage bike - a circa 1998? Trek 820, so I just assumed that it would have a cassette.
05-05-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,493
Posted By atoms

Sunrace Freewheel? removal?

It says "Freewheel" right on it.http://atoms.net/media/images/srfw2.jpg
but after I removed a lockring, the cogs came off like it was a cassette.

At any rate that thing is still in the way of me...
10-22-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,724
Posted By atoms

I should have a better collection of freewheel...

I should have a better collection of freewheel tools myself so I just had my LBS order the Regina tool for me. The kind with the outer ring. DMF's suggestion is a brilliant one, but it came a bit...
10-22-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,724
Posted By atoms

Thanks everyone. Clearly I should own the tool if...

Thanks everyone. Clearly I should own the tool if I'm gonna wrench on the that bike. But, my other bikes are all in project mode (in pieces) so the Voyageur is my only rider at the moment.

The...
10-21-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,724
Posted By atoms

That looks right. Thanks!

That looks right. Thanks!
10-21-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,724
Posted By atoms

The notches are 6mm wide. The outside diameter of...

The notches are 6mm wide. The outside diameter of the notches is 25mm. Lemme know if that isn't what you meant.
10-21-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,724
Posted By atoms

tool(s) for removing Shimano 600 freewheel?

I reviewed Sheldon and everything there suggests that Shimano = splined and Suntour = bossed. But clearly this freewheel (assuming it is a freewheel) on my '82 Schwinn Voyageur SP has no splines. Do...
09-29-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By atoms

I'm not saying that you should or should not do...

I'm not saying that you should or should not do the conversion. I decided it was worthwhile to do on my old Schwinn Continental, but in retrospect, if I had know what a PITA it was gonna be I think I...
09-04-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,128
Posted By atoms

Yes! good to know. Somehow I'd never heard of the...

Yes! good to know. Somehow I'd never heard of the Paselas before I read this thread. Thanks everyone! I'm quite happy with my Conti Gatorskins, and they look great on my Voyageur, but they set me...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,186
Posted By atoms

I'm building one now. I started several months...

I'm building one now. I started several months ago and I plan to be done before the first snow falls this year. I've been busy with other stuff.

My budget is ~$300 half of which I've already spent...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,531
Posted By atoms

I am pretty much loving the Conti Gatorskins I'm...

I am pretty much loving the Conti Gatorskins I'm running on my touring bike (which is my commuter while I'm building my next commuter). In the four months or so I've been riding on them I've had two...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By atoms

Ha! I'll hang my head in shame as soon as I can...

Ha! I'll hang my head in shame as soon as I can stop laughing.
07-07-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By atoms

Amen! I could look at that bike every day!

Amen! I could look at that bike every day!
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By atoms

It is lame however to require the beer to be in...

It is lame however to require the beer to be in bottles. Anyone who rides should appreciate the fact that cans are much lighter and easier to transport, easier to transport to the recycling facility,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By atoms

It is an awesome ad. The ad will be gone in a...

It is an awesome ad. The ad will be gone in a week. This thread may live for years, so in the interest of history, here is the text:


The legendary Raggedy Ass Single Speed™ is for sale! ...
07-07-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By atoms

Perhaps I should not say this outloud lest I jinx...

Perhaps I should not say this outloud lest I jinx myself, but at least here in Chicago, the thieves don't seem to be interested in vintage bikes. At least that is the impression I get from...
06-17-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By atoms

Nice to hear some confirmation on the CR-18. I'm...

Nice to hear some confirmation on the CR-18. I'm building a 3 sp IGH rear wheel with one as soon as the rim comes into the shop.

I thought I'd successfully extinguished my lust for a filet-brazed...
06-10-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,917
Posted By atoms

Keep up the healing Pars! I commute 70 miles...

Keep up the healing Pars!

I commute 70 miles a week. The other miles are hard to figure. At least 30 more though and probably closer to 50 on average, but let's just say 100 a week though to be...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,289
Posted By atoms

Yes and you definitely jumped the shark when you...

Yes and you definitely jumped the shark when you went off on "the exhaust fumes...".
05-25-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,472
Posted By atoms

I dunno if this is the same entity that I...

I dunno if this is the same entity that I mentioned above, but it is a currently active bike mechanic service in Chicago that travels by bike:

http://pedaltothepeople.com/

I realize that if...
Replies: 2
Views: 3,533
Posted By atoms

Do you plan to clean up that chrome? replace the...

Do you plan to clean up that chrome? replace the pedals? How does it ride?

I don't know much about kids bikes, but here in Chicago anyway you'd be lucky to get $15 or $20 for it on Craigslist.
...
05-20-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,472
Posted By atoms

I wonder if incorporating or forming an LLC or...

I wonder if incorporating or forming an LLC or something could have protected your personal assets?

Thanks for posting the story! I don't think I've ever been to an actual re-enactment, but I'm...
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