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02-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,372
Posted By rootboy

If I may, Juvela: Emmo Ghelfi, who founded the...

If I may, Juvela:
Emmo Ghelfi, who founded the marque in 1896, actually chose to name his new bicycles not after a small town in France but in honor of the hundreds
of workers who lost their lives...
02-03-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By rootboy

And if you have abrasive powder and mix a little...

And if you have abrasive powder and mix a little with a dab of grease, viola' , lapping compound.
01-28-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By rootboy

Didn't know his left from his right, except by...

Didn't know his left from his right, except by feel.
01-18-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,234
Posted By rootboy

Right up there! And climbing.

Right up there! And climbing.
11-05-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By rootboy

My catalog reprint likely pre-dates this bike and...

My catalog reprint likely pre-dates this bike and the models changed over time, but given the stamped rear dropouts and other clues it looks similar to the entry level model called "F-4" Sport Racer...
11-05-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By rootboy

"do not know what he had done to get it to...

"do not know what he had done to get it to perform like that..."
Was using it on a 40 tooth chain ring? :>
10-09-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,922
Posted By rootboy

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in...

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in that condition. When was the last time you saw a PX-10 with the Reynolds seat tube decal that intact?
It would be a shame to part that out, IMO. I'm...
10-03-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,385
Views: 247,429
Posted By rootboy

Our cat watches them intently through the big...

Our cat watches them intently through the big window as a dozen of them strut through our front yard. But they don't move fast enough to hold her interest.
A chipmunk, on the other hand...
10-03-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,385
Views: 247,429
Posted By rootboy

Oh man. Heart breaking picture. Wonder if his...

Oh man. Heart breaking picture. Wonder if his mother perished.
10-03-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,630
Posted By rootboy

Someone got a heckuva deal.

Someone got a heckuva deal.
09-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,385
Views: 247,429
Posted By rootboy

Jeeze. Glad he got rescued but it seems they...

Jeeze. Glad he got rescued but it seems they could come up with another method of identifying than cut off the tip of their ear.
That's cruel.
09-28-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By rootboy

It was trying to find out about an Elswick Hopper...

It was trying to find out about an Elswick Hopper that got me onto this forum. It was a very cool old bike, 1957 vintage or so, but is long gone now.
That bike was a Vampire model and had some of...
09-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,923
Posted By rootboy

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their...

Sears/Craftsman contracted out most of their tools back when. Metal working lathes, milling machines and shapers branded Craftsman were made by Atlas, etc.
Craftsman hand planes and block planes...
09-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By rootboy

They added that lip to the front of the Record...

They added that lip to the front of the Record front derailleur cage in, what? 1977 or 78?
First generation of the Record derailleur was in 1962-63 as I remember.
09-09-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By rootboy

Thanks Brent! Hope that one-off stop pin works...

Thanks Brent!
Hope that one-off stop pin works well for you, and stays put!
As for the flies, glad to do them. I just love tying flies. Tie so many in fact, I'll never be able to use them all,...
08-07-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older...

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older one in great shape, all the better.
08-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,204
Posted By rootboy

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing....

Never seen the Newbaum's that has a foam backing. Just their plain cloth tape is great stuff....
08-04-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,204
Posted By rootboy

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid....

I taped my bottom up once when I was a kid. Didn't last long.
08-02-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,853
Posted By rootboy

From a previous post : 1. Have the frame...

From a previous post :

1. Have the frame re-painted. There's a guy local to me (Albuquerque) who advertises this service. Too many stickers on it in it's current state. (A 70's era...
07-26-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,157
Posted By rootboy

Lighten your load by all means! But DON'T LOSE...

Lighten your load by all means!
But DON'T LOSE THAT HAT!
07-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By rootboy

Thanks! It was sort of a crazy idea. Some guy...

Thanks!
It was sort of a crazy idea. Some guy on the CR list was looking for one, years ago, and I figured...well, I might be able to make one of those.
They're probably pretty rare, I told myself....
07-22-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By rootboy

Hey Brent, Check this out. I made this one. PM...

Hey Brent,
Check this out. I made this one. PM sent
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/799x1200/record_stop_10_e06418809eb21bab6870b546ce007f208a7195d4.jpg...
07-15-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,385
Views: 247,429
Posted By rootboy

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago....

Did a quick sketch of Mei Mei a few months ago. All I have left of her is memories.

...
03-07-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,845
Posted By rootboy

Same here. Only fly fishing for me. But just...

Same here. Only fly fishing for me. But just recently I decided to dig out my old Mitchell 350 and completely overhaul it. Just for fun. Never took one completely apart before. I enjoy doing things...
03-07-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By rootboy

This is a great resource. Thanks Fasthair. I love...

This is a great resource. Thanks Fasthair. I love esoteric stuff like this. You never know when you're going to need some custom shoelaces.
03-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By rootboy

Once you get you laces, Skip, then you can go to...

Once you get you laces, Skip, then you can go to Ian's for all the cool ways you can tie them.
https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm
03-03-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By rootboy

That's what I did too. BTW, OP...one other...

That's what I did too.
BTW, OP...one other possible solution is a thin spacer between the pedal and the toe clip where it mounts.
I've use 1/8 aluminum flat stock before. Drill two holes in each...
02-04-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,228
Posted By rootboy

Actually, they're two different things. Not that...

Actually, they're two different things. Not that I grasp it that well.
Especially after trying to read this;...
02-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,755
Posted By rootboy

I'm just thankful they're not Chartreuse....

I'm just thankful they're not Chartreuse. Although Puce wouldn't be bad.
02-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,755
Posted By rootboy

The only comment here that caused me to pause,...

The only comment here that caused me to pause, and think. Interesting. Could it be they were made out of tubing rather than bar stock, forged, etc.?
02-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,228
Posted By rootboy

That's a cool set, in what looks like remarkable...

That's a cool set, in what looks like remarkable condition. Those little PEN cameras were pretty neat.
Used to have one.
02-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,228
Posted By rootboy

Seventy five bucks. For venerable old 35 mm SLR...

Seventy five bucks. For venerable old 35 mm SLR cameras like the F3. Kind of sad, really.
But it's true. Digital really killed off the film camera. Except for a small minority who still...
02-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,845
Posted By rootboy

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a...

Well, I can't think of a better reason to amass a collection. Of anything.
02-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,845
Posted By rootboy

That's a real beauty, Wawine.

That's a real beauty, Wawine.
02-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,845
Posted By rootboy

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection....

I'd be afraid to see Mr. T-Mar's bike collection.
But I don't think he'll ever show it here.
02-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,845
Posted By rootboy

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these...

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these days though.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x932/hardy_reels_2_e4870588049a5ef3ae2d76a2cedf92caf3ac39c1.jpg
01-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,228
Posted By rootboy

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but...

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but not any more. In fact, I would probably sell this stuff, but it doesn't seem to be worth much of anything.
F3, FA and FM2 with their motors. 35 mm f...
01-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By rootboy

Blue Devil 63 is correct on this. If I can...

Blue Devil 63 is correct on this.
If I can find the documentation to support this, I will.
But life is short.
12-30-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,921
Posted By rootboy

This made me chuckle. Heck, between the members...

This made me chuckle. Heck, between the members here we've all put probably millions of miles on those Brooks Pro saddles.
I never worried about the rivets, personally.
Still think those old...
12-30-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,921
Posted By rootboy

Has nobody mentioned the doubled up TA water...

Has nobody mentioned the doubled up TA water bottle cage yet? Heck, those things are worth as much as you paid for the whole bike.
Great find. Great bike in wonderful condition.
You just need some...
12-22-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,086
Posted By rootboy

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age,...

Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age, perspectives change, eh? My biggest fear is that I may croak unexpectedly and my wife will have to deal with all of this crap around here. And I've...
12-22-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,086
Posted By rootboy

Wow Jim! Super nice!

Wow Jim! Super nice!
12-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,086
Posted By rootboy

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect,...

Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect, since he wasn't a flyer, that he probably picked that up in India before they flew over the Hump.
When I first showed that to my wife, who is...
12-22-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,086
Posted By rootboy

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too...

I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too Much Stuff syndrome and trying to de-acquire some of the too-numerous collections of stuff I have around here.
I'm getting to that age. However,...
12-22-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,086
Posted By rootboy

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.

That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.
12-22-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,086
Posted By rootboy

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew...

Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew about this practice until a few years ago when I started doing some research, wondering why on earth my dad would have put these god awful looking Lucite...
12-18-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,309
Posted By rootboy

Really cool bike, Dan. Just as another point of...

Really cool bike, Dan. Just as another point of reference, here is a page of a team bike I believe owned by Hugh Thorton. As I remember his name. This one is later, but some interesting info to add...
11-27-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By rootboy

I agree. Those red SC stickers look too new.

I agree. Those red SC stickers look too new.
11-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By rootboy

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate. At...

Caught up in the rift. It's unfortunate.
At least you're not a Uyghur.
11-26-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By rootboy

That wasn't God. Just Karma.

That wasn't God. Just Karma.
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