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  1. SpikeFC

    50, Skinny, and Single

    @OddJob great bike. Nice & clean. I think you captured the essence of those old racing bicycles, and I love those wooden mudguards!
  2. SpikeFC

    Got Gears?

    As we say in Poland: "Życie..." (or "Just life..."), that's where I was gone. As I wrote above - Covid, work, moving, recently the war. I also didn't mention that in 2020 me & my girlfriend said goodbye to her father who died of post-Covid complications (he was in a very bad shape already and he...
  3. SpikeFC

    Loose on Tucson

    Great klunker. Nice and simple, just as klunkers should look like. Had the same problem. There is a cool tool for that Found out that things like that existed when I was working in an event company mostly on concerts. Most of the stuff you put on trusses is tightened with wing nuts, and after...
  4. SpikeFC

    Got Gears?

    First Build Off bikes took me about the same. Since the RRBBO's are happening in the time when bicycle season is at it's height I have very little time to work on my bikes. On the other hand during October & November bicycles are slowly disappearing and it's still too early for people to rent &...
  5. SpikeFC

    Got Gears?

    Thanks! Now everything works perfectly :D
  6. SpikeFC

    Unknown something that needs a name.

    Too short, and I also think it might not be a good thing for my fat... you-know-what :21: In the meantime - took it for a spin to my work today - rides... I don't know. Acceleration is mediocre, speed is not that great, but it's so much fun on the gravel! Also installed some new stuff: The...
  7. SpikeFC

    BO15 Carcass

    Nope - That's a pressed in BB. If you move those plastic cups, You won't put them back in there :confused: One of the first attempts of Batavus/Gazelle/Sparta on making bikes with single-use parts.
  8. SpikeFC

    Weirdest crank award goes to these things.

    Or just generate money from people who will buy everything that a good tradesman can sell them, even if it doesn't do nothing :21:
  9. SpikeFC

    Bad Ebay bike deals.

    Just yesterday a couple came by to "fix their bikes". When I told them, that a complete re-build (that those bikes actually needed) is ~200$, they decided to just have their tires & tubes changed (still 90$ :21:). Why? Cause they paid 500$ for both of them, from a guy that sells "restored"...
  10. SpikeFC

    Unknown something that needs a name.

    Actually their fine, it's just the perspective of the photo :wink1: Eyup! They are. Right now I'm making LED light conversions for it, and still working on the front brake. Would love to install classic track dropbars on it, the only problem is that I can't find them cheap. Also a must-need...
  11. SpikeFC

    Unknown something that needs a name.

    Got this bike last year in a very horrible shape. At first I tried to identify it. My first guess was a Sturmer from the 40's... But then it came out, that only the fenders are from a ladies Sturmer... Next Guess, by the pedals, that it must be a WWII Nazi military bicycle - the...
  12. SpikeFC

    Beautiful bike.

    There's a guy here in Poland... I bet he has one... or two, or at least knows what brand it is :21: The guy is a total guru when it comes to old bikes, and has tons of them (also tons of money, since he recently bought an 80's Bianchi Vento as a "daily bike"). It works in most cases like this...
  13. SpikeFC

    BO15 Barracuda

    Hm... that's kinda brilliant, like an "upside down" stem... :39:
  14. SpikeFC

    BO15 PINK PANTHER - Close, but no cigar.

    I had an idea to use very thin steel that is normally used for this style of doors: I made a tank out of this kind of steel for my electric ZZR Pionier: Super easy to work with, cause you only need metal cutting scissors, and sandpaper.
  15. SpikeFC

    BO15 Emsbroek & Poesse Ratracer (pg6 ride video!)

    I was going to ask if it's a holster for a Tokariev pistol (also known as TT). :21: Looks very simmilar, both in size & style.
  16. SpikeFC


    This is mine from last years MBBO. Works fine with one layer of rubber from an old tube, and 3 layers of electric tape :21:
  17. SpikeFC

    BO15 Apache Drag Bike Lights are on !

    GREAT SCOTT!... No... That's heavy... :21: And one great idea!
  18. SpikeFC

    Rolls Racer bikes

    I heard of the brand, and even serviced one recently but it was a ladies 5spd from the 80's.
  19. SpikeFC

    Beautiful bike.

    30's - 50's. French?
  20. SpikeFC

    Huffy Tundra Recruited into the Army

    aaaaaaand a rifle :cool2: