Search results

  1. us56456712

    Spray booth

    Painting is done until summer, after the bug die off. They are XC skiing.
  2. us56456712

    Spray booth

    My son figured out away to erect or tear down his booth in 11 minutes. He did some re-engineering. It has been real cold, even by our standards, since September with a lot of snow, rain and wind. The day before yesterday it was cloudy and humid but got briefly up to 48 F, which was the highest...
  3. us56456712

    How to treat or remove RUST

    Put Ospho on it and the rust that remains will be etched and converted to iron phosphate. do this after scraping off rust but before any paint.
  4. us56456712

    Faux retro pedals

    Someone with more know how than I have needs to start making these. I thought there were new ones available about 7 years ago but perhaps they were just old left over parts like mine. Now they appear to be fairly nonexistent, if that’s a possible description. Mine are really nice, made of rubber...
  5. us56456712

    Faux retro pedals

    The original blocks on these pedals were advertised as pvc but ridged as a brick. Anything flexable would be a big improvement. Its pretty bad when your foot shoots forward off the pedal.
  6. us56456712

    Faux retro pedals

    Seven years ago new replacement rubber pedal blocks were easy to find. I just looked on eBay and they are hard to find, expensive and used. Unless you have blocks this is not an economical project.
  7. us56456712

    Faux retro pedals

    They weren’t penned. In fact they had no locking nuts and came apart easily. I’m going to put on thread lock later today. There are no brand or other markings on the pedals or the hard slippery plastic blocks. Of course they have metric, #8 bolts. There is no play in the bearings and they spin...
  8. us56456712

    Faux retro pedals

    I got these 1/2 inch pedals on eBay. I saw they were bolted together Instead of crimped. I took the bolts out, removed the hard slippery pedal blocks and put in some vintage rubber blocks that I inherited from a bike shop that went out of business in 1960. They now look like NOS vintage pedals.
  9. us56456712

    The next major buildoff?

    I’m originally from Sault Ste. Marie, USA. I used to cross over to the Canadian side at least once a week for dinner or to ski. I remember when Canadian Tire had CCM bikes. We bought a lot of stuff from CT. I remember crossing on the ferry, before the bridge was built. My parents remembered...
  10. us56456712

    1940 Schwinn / Sayre - former yard art- "Toad"

    I have placed a thin layer of open cell foam over the dense closed cell foam. I also made a mold of the pan with the closed cell foam out of drywall plaster. The seat, two foam layers and leather were pressed into the mold with spray contact cement and the leather pulled tight and trimmed and...
  11. us56456712

    Need Some Assistance From The Chain Experts, Please

    Just keep riding, it will either eventually fit or it will break. I only ride maggots, so I’m not at all pickey. I have totally rebuilt, body an soul, a 1948 Buick, raced and wrenched Triumph motorcycles in the 60s, (I still have two) rebuilt a 1959 MGA in 1965, hot roded a 1949 Ford sedan and a...
  12. us56456712

    Wood frame bicycle

    I trust bamboo a lot more than I do wood. In HS a classmate was running a ski course, rammed into a maple wood course marker pole frozen into the course, and it went through his groin and came out his back, taking a kidney on the way. It valued him up in the air. He survived. Now they have...
  13. us56456712

    Homemade Tools

    Good idea, I use a cheap brake calendar hone. The stones are always wearing out.
  14. us56456712

    Homemade Tools

    You have the professional model, I use a hammer and a drift punch for removal and a hammer to instal.. A hammer is what pro shops used in the good old days. Hammer in the hangers and head cups. If you are fussy, and I’m not, use a wood block on the cups but that is totally unnecessary"
  15. us56456712

    Need Some Assistance From The Chain Experts, Please

    Doesn’t matter, use what ya got. You guys are too picky. Ten speed chain on a single speed, sorta works, the sides of the ten speed links wow out and make noise. Eventually it all grinds into place. I worry about breaking a ten speed chain on a single speed maggot parts bike, but over the last...
  16. us56456712

    Wood frame bicycle

    Antique bicycles had massive skip tooth block chains. Replacements are custom made and costs 5 x a Walmart bicycle. 1900 side by side tandems had skip tooth chains that looked like they could be used for bulldozer treads, ha ha. I have pictures of massive skip tooth chains from an antique...
  17. us56456712

    Wood frame bicycle

    I got a fence made out of bike frames. I should take one and cut off the lugs and epoxy and screw wood or bamboo unto the cut off lugs to make a faux wood bike. I would not feel safe with a splinter cycle though. Bamboo with carbon fiber rods epoxied inside the bamboo would be my choice if using...
  18. us56456712

    Wood frame bicycle