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09-16-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By Murray Missile

My compressor doesn't have the capacity for air...

My compressor doesn't have the capacity for air tools so I use a ROTO ZIP with the flex shaft attachment. It has paid for itself about 3 times over.
09-15-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

I have a good reason this time!

UPDATE: Got it home, the picture didn't do it justice, I don't thing it was ever ridden. A few minor paint scrapes, nothing bigger than 3/16" diameter, paint still shines even through the layers of...
09-06-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks everyone. My knees started giving me...

Thanks everyone. My knees started giving me trouble when I was 13. I was told 40 years ago at the age of 25 I would have both knees replaced by the time I was 45 but to put it off as long as I could...
09-06-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By Murray Missile

"Done Got Old" UPDATE

Here's the original post: Done Got Old........... (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1235339-done-got-old.html)

Knee pain has gotten much worse so I finally caved in and went to the doc....
08-28-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Murray Missile

This one is a "wall hanger". :thumb:

This one is a "wall hanger". :thumb:
08-28-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Murray Missile

Yes, the sketch was the prize...... My late F-I-L...

Yes, the sketch was the prize...... My late F-I-L was an artist and my wife looked it over and believes it to be an original not a print. Under a magnifying glass you can see brush strokes on the...
08-28-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Murray Missile

My latest purchase.

Had to have it, it's a 1974.

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08-09-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,122
Posted By Murray Missile

I just did a set of bars with shrink tubing. I...

I just did a set of bars with shrink tubing. I need a bit more practice with it and getting it to shrink evenly can be a trick since I had to use 40mm with a 2 to 1 shrink ratio so I could get the...
08-07-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 728,365
Posted By Murray Missile

I did this 1985 Fuji Espree for a lady who bought...

I did this 1985 Fuji Espree for a lady who bought it new in 1985 then rode it on 4 consecutive full RAGBRAI rides and 2 partials. She bought a new bike and the Fuji got borrowed by kids and shuffled...
08-04-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By Murray Missile

Another vote for the Planet Bike Grateful Red!...

Another vote for the Planet Bike Grateful Red! :thumb:
08-02-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By Murray Missile

I've run 6 speed Accushift with a Shimano SIS 6...

I've run 6 speed Accushift with a Shimano SIS 6 speed freewheel and an 8 speed chain. Worked great as long as you paid close attention to trim adjustment.
07-27-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By Murray Missile

I ran into a situation like that some years back....

I ran into a situation like that some years back. I used bushings under the bottle cage to shim it out.
07-26-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Murray Missile

Yeah, I love the mid-80's pink and black Team...

Yeah, I love the mid-80's pink and black Team FUJI paint jobs. I wonder how it look in that shade of pink with a black seat tube and graphics?

I'm pretty sure it's getting painted 72 GM Ontario...
07-24-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, since you asked......... I can only...

Well, since you asked.........

I can only speak for myself but I'm almost 66 and I was once 6' 2-1/2", I'm down to 6' 1", maybe. I have a condition called Chondromalacia which basically means the...
07-23-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,452
Posted By Murray Missile

:eek:.......... 12 bikes in 3 years?! ...

:eek:.......... 12 bikes in 3 years?! :roflmao2:......... come back when it starts to become a problem. ;)
07-20-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By Murray Missile

Sun "M13 II" rims look very much like chrome...

Sun "M13 II" rims look very much like chrome steel rims from a short distance and can be had in 27" or 700c. I have two sets of wheels with them in each size and another set of 700c rims waiting to...
07-19-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,773
Posted By Murray Missile

1979 Soma Prestige, pretty much as found except...

1979 Soma Prestige, pretty much as found except for the saddle and handlebar bag, it had a modern ass hatchet on it when I got it. The saddle in the pics has since been replaced with a vintage Avocet...
07-16-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,065
Posted By Murray Missile

If you heart is set on this bike but this is your...

If you heart is set on this bike but this is your first bike overhaul this NOT the bike to start on. Besides the rust issues being French it will have some eccentricities such as odd thread sizes,...
07-08-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8,073
Views: 2,606,775
Posted By Murray Missile

I don't think I've posted this one here, at least...

I don't think I've posted this one here, at least not in this version. 1990 Diamondback Centurion Interval with MicroShift 3 X 9. Crankset is a CODA triple.
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07-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,665
Posted By Murray Missile

Nice job! That's too pretty now to ride though....

Nice job! That's too pretty now to ride though. :thumb:
07-06-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,252
Posted By Murray Missile

I was doing SO good on the downsizing too but...

I was doing SO good on the downsizing too but then all Hell broke loose on the local classifieds and it's been a C & V tall project bike smorgasbord lately. The problem is I'm apparently the only...
07-05-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,252
Posted By Murray Missile

I wish to invoke my 5th Amendment rights at this...

I wish to invoke my 5th Amendment rights at this time..............
07-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

:foo: I've heard that somewhere before...... I...

:foo: I've heard that somewhere before...... I can't quite put a finger on where though.....
07-03-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20,711
Views: 3,672,942
Posted By Murray Missile

Love the color, from the top tube down it appeals...

Love the color, from the top tube down it appeals to my "unloved toys and orphan brands" side but, from there UP ... :eek::twitchy:
06-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

A set of Mitutoyo 6" dial calipers in good shape...

A set of Mitutoyo 6" dial calipers in good shape is worth that and more all day long. Yeah, you did good.
06-22-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 444,426
Posted By Murray Missile

That would be perfect! I want the whole DO not...

That would be perfect! I want the whole DO not just the hanger though so the guy doing it can use it for reference to position the hanger. At work right now ;) will PM when I get home.
06-19-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

Stick a fork in me, I'm done.......

.....buying bikes. No, really... :rolleyes:

I picked up this 1973 Raleigh Competition this morning, pics are from the ad. I'd been watching it for quite awhile and watched the price coming down...
06-13-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By Murray Missile

I'll second that.

I'll second that.
06-12-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

Well done sir, well done! :thumb: This has to be...

Well done sir, well done! :thumb: This has to be one of the best actual "saves" in a long time. That is going to clean up very nicely and it still has the original Nishiki branded saddle to boot....
06-11-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By Murray Missile

I suspect we could be long lost cousins LOL.

I suspect we could be long lost cousins LOL.
06-11-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By Murray Missile

T-Mar and juvela thank you both SO much!!!!...

T-Mar and juvela thank you both SO much!!!! :beer: That is an insane amount of detailed information.

Not that the old girl is valuable but I've decided since she's so complete I'll keep her as...
06-07-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Murray Missile

Welcome to the "rabbit hole"....... I only...

Welcome to the "rabbit hole"....... I only recently took the first steps in conquering my "Francovelophobia" by jumping in head first and buying a '72-ish Gitane Interclub, a '73 Gitane TdF frameset,...
06-04-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,073
Posted By Murray Missile

Depends on what day you ask but counting parts...

Depends on what day you ask but counting parts bikes, frames, wife's 3 bikes, etc. I think I'm finally under 50. They breed like rats. :rolleyes:
06-02-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Murray Missile

If you have your heart set on a Schwinn and it...

If you have your heart set on a Schwinn and it doesn't have to be a "Chicago" made bike I highly recommend the mid-80's Preludes, Tempos, Super Sports, LeTours, etc. Especially any of them with Tange...
05-31-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,709
Views: 490,596
Posted By Murray Missile

Paid $75 for mine a few years ago but have it for...

Paid $75 for mine a few years ago but have it for sale right now to try and free up space for more recent acquisitions and not getting any interest. I went COMPLETELY through it last Fall and can't...
05-31-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 444,426
Posted By Murray Missile

FOUND! ISO Raleigh Anniversary head badge,...

FOUND!
ISO Raleigh Anniversary head badge, decent used, or nice reproduction, doesn't have to be show quality. It's going on a bike that will be ridden.:
...
05-30-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,710
Posted By Murray Missile

Took awhile but I toned it down some. Have it for...

Took awhile but I toned it down some. Have it for sale too. I like the bike, a LOT, especially with the new look but I need room and I figured with the brifters this might sell easier than some of...
05-30-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,307
Posted By Murray Missile

I never really thought about it but so true. My...

I never really thought about it but so true. My cousin is a sign painter, when I find just the right medium I'm having him letter that on something to hang over my work bench. Thank you.
05-28-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By Murray Missile

The first thing I used to do was take them off...

The first thing I used to do was take them off and throw them away. Now when I get an old bike that still has them I'm tickled. I still remove them on higher end bikes but now they get labeled with...
05-27-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By Murray Missile

I just acquired a full set today......... frame...

I just acquired a full set today......... frame and fork are no longer roadworthy but everything else is in great shape.
...
05-27-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

"Generator", we make onboard Oxygen generator...

"Generator", we make onboard Oxygen generator sets for aircraft where I work, we abbreviate it as "gen set".
05-26-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm on a roll! Picking up a Volkscycle Mark XV...

I'm on a roll! Picking up a Volkscycle Mark XV tomorrow with full Arabesque. I don't know must be the camera angle but the fork looks a little bent.......... :rolleyes: Hard to tell with that mangled...
05-26-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

:thumb: And wheels, saddles, etc.

:thumb: And wheels, saddles, etc.
05-25-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

Bent right where the steerer tube meets the...

Bent right where the steerer tube meets the crown. I'm going to find some bar stock to just fit inside the steerer for support and give it a little "nudge" then inspect for signs of cracking or...
05-25-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20,711
Views: 3,672,942
Posted By Murray Missile

:foo: Could just be the camera angle but..........

:foo: Could just be the camera angle but....... :innocent:
05-23-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By Murray Missile

KMC or SRAM for me, depending on which is...

KMC or SRAM for me, depending on which is available at the best price. I have a slight hearing loss so they're both quiet to me LOL.
05-23-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By Murray Missile

If anyone is curious it found a good home in the...

If anyone is curious it found a good home in the Midwest.
05-23-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm the same, at $50 it was a no-brainer, at $100...

I'm the same, at $50 it was a no-brainer, at $100 I probably would have let it ride awhile until I either decided to make an offer or it was sold. I still don't have the '81 PXN10E I picked up last...
05-23-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By Murray Missile

Fell off the wagon once again.

I know what I said about no more bikes but when they're too cheap and too close...... No, it's not a trick of the camera angle, the fork blades DO trail the centerline of the head tube slightly and...
05-23-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By Murray Missile

Just got home with this...... and no, it's not an...

Just got home with this...... and no, it's not an optical illusion. The fork blades do trail the centerline of the headtube slightly. Bent or made that way? I'll make a separate thread with more pics...
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