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    Revenant

    We had a wind storm last night. A pine tree snapped of 20 feet above ground but it missed the power line and out buildings. I’ll have to get the chainsaw out. My neighbors kayaks blew over the fence into our yard. Split wood from one of his stacks blew into our yard. His covered wood racks blew...
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    Revenant

    I have two 100+ year old American bicycles. Pedals take a beating. They are usually missing or totally broken and unrepairable. I took a vintage no brand name 9/16 pedal with missing dust caps and combined them with the guts from a 1/2 inch plastic pedal. The 9/16 pedal has an antique looking...
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    Revenant

    Man, these old bikes aren’t for the faint of heart, their built weird and very hard to work on. Part of the problem is the deeply penetrated rust from years of sitting. When I got it the headset was frozen, the chain had stuck links and the rest was stiff to move. I’d like to see more photos of...
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    Gay 90s Sentinel Rust Jackpot

    Sentinel was one of about a dozen early Mead Cycle Company brands. They used a lot of head badges. Your bike was manufactured either 1897 or 1898. The American Wheelman site has it listed for only those two years. It takes 1/2 inch pedals. It looks like a collet seat post binder. If it is, your...
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    Revenant

    I’m wondering about paint. The bike is a rat, I already removed the dirt and patina. It’s been stripped down to pitted grey metal. I’m leaving the bars, crank etc grey pitted metal. The frame has a few rust pits and some shallow dents. I’m leaving the dents as battle scar character. I‘m going to...
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    Revenant

    I think it probably is.
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    Revenant

    The dent is out.
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    Revenant

    We’ve had three summer days so far 80 to 90F. Most of the time and for the next 10 days it’s going to be in the 60s, 40s - 50s at night. I still haven’t gotten my short sleeved shirts out of the storage unit. Small craft advisory today out of the north. Flannel shirt needed.
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    Revenant

    This bicycle has very thin walled larger diameter seamed tubing. The seam is brazed. It’s the way they made an all steel bicycle that weighed 22 or 23 pounds. It dents easily. There are sheets of drilled out steel brazed inside to reinforce the tubing at the ends, 1890s double butted. The...
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    Revenant

    I started filling the dent with JB Weld.
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    Revenant

    This is as good as I feel like fixing the dent. I’ll fill the divots with JB Weld. Good enough, perfect. Some people are craftsmen, I’m not. If I try and fix it better with filler welds I stand a good chance of making things worse.
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    Revenant

    Straight Straight Not straight More brute force needed to get them parallel.
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    Revenant

    The dented chain stay is still a little bent. The hydraulic jig didn’t get it all. I’m trying to take the last bit of bend out with expanding pliers. There is a crack in the chain stay that I made trying to get it straight. I’ll weld that shut once it’s straighter.
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    Revenant

    The frame is paint free. All tubing is made with a brazed together zig zag seam. This is the down tube.
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    Parts for the Wheelman penny farthing bike

    Take the spokes out at the flat spot, shape a piece of wood that matches the inside curve the length of the flat spot of the wheel, make a box that fits over the axles or a brace on the inside of the hub, put a small hydraulic jack in the space where you took out the spokes on the brace and...
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