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20150502_151653.jpg  My Sun EZ Recumbent Bike Lots of country miles
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20140720_110722.jpg  29er, inspired by a call-in to BikemanfotU
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Framed Minnesota 3.0 final conversion.

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Four of my monsters. . . .

My main cardio toy, a Raleigh USA Technium Olympian, highly modified. . . .



My Trek 420 before. . . .



And after conversion to a three-speed fixie (temporary paint job). . ..



My latest aquisition, a Trek 720. . . . .



And my twenty dollar Goodwill purchase, before I relieved it of twenty-three speeds. . .

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My folding bike with dog trailer... [smile]
They were talking about this on today's show... [smile]

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Thx for sharing picks of your rides!

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Extra fatty fork floating around when I put the Carbon on on the M3, Performance had a Ridley frame on sale and it went with the fork, so the rest is history.

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These are my project bikes almost done with two of them the yellow Huffy and the White two wheel drive bike need work and does anyone know if the Kawasaki Z1 is rare

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20 years after buying my first German bike , I wanted to get a new one....untill I saw the prices....After watching lots of bikeman video's decided to restore my old bike. Here are some pictures.... 11088552_1092971207395168_8957091399372848814_n.jpg  11392979_1148712298487725_8108688222569920823_n.jpg  11138103_1148712595154362_413995044303110827_n.jpg  11178193_1174193592606262_5584716298772086329_n.jpg  11899837_1195904727101815_8305494864282911384_n.jpg  1507928_1092971334061822_338675997722682255_n.jpg  11899743_1202709009754720_1191752094042906593_n.jpg  14100387_1486534084705543_5366342745815922332_n.jpg 
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Looking good. Is it ready to ride?
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Good job Mr Brot.

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Looking good. Is it ready to ride?
New at this forum stuff ...not sure if im doing this right.....Yes I did finish bike......was riding it to work for several weeks.....but have now put it in the basement for the winter......putting new tires and brakes ( v-brakes ) on for next season.....can't wait

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MisterBrot,  why are you not riding it in winter?  Bikeman does snow chains .  Seem to remember a video (Youtube) too of someone using snow chains.
Put more clothes on and get out there. [tongue]

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well I used to ride it when ever the road was clear...but that was several years ago.......I'm 53 and my bike is..... 23 I think.....that was the reason why I restored it .....as bikeman would say " It was a hurt'n LOL! rust from salt and lack of well.....everything....Bikeman opened my eyes on how to take care of a bike...yes guilty as charged. Riding bikes now for over fourty years . never reguraly kept air in tires (thumb test) never cleaned the chain. Added oil after I couldn't stand the squeeking anymore. Never had a bike for more than 4 or five years untill I got this good quality German bike that my Wife bought me....probably why it lasted so long.......so for next season am going to fix my daughters old bike....been in storage for 15 years now and use it next year maybe for those winter drives and my bike gets nothing but tender loving care[biggrin] BTW....sorry for the book [comp]
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SlipNot chains is the brand name. I have a blast on them but they probably aren't for everyday use unless the road is more or less always crusty with snow and ice. Imagine a gravel road that gets plowed after a storm and is still snow and ice covered...perfect conditions. I went around a downhill gravel road corner waay faster than I ever had the fortitude to in the summer. On bare pavement they are noisy and rough, because of the chains of course.
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Not that "into the game"...last time I  road with snow on the groung was way back when I was a kid..... LOL! took it out of the shed and road it stunt man style into the drifts then put it back till spring.....now I know why it was all rusted [biggrin] got a skatebord that year and didn't get another bike for two years:::: funny how we remember these things.......
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My latest adventure. Trek 1220ZX 'Superleggera".

After fitting the fork, stem and headset.



And after getting it up on two wheels, crank, bars, brifters, saddle. . .

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Nice...for shorter persons! Before I had a decent handle on bike geometries, and being on the tall side, I didn't realize what a struggle these 1990's style bikes were for me. Specifically I'm directing my attention to the short head tube. I don't know why it took so long for manufacturers to catch on with threadless headsets needing longer head tubes than threaded with quill stems but it seemed like forever.
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My usual ride, and my vintage 1975 Masi raleigh_bike.jpg  Masi_18.jpg 
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My 1963 Schwinn Varsity. A Craigslist find that needed a new seat and a little TLC! Love riding it.

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Adding some necessary nerdiness to the Trek via some fenders. . . .

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Fenders/mudguards are not nerdy.  They are hip and cool (at least that's what I tell myslef). 
Any fool can have a wet bum and a 'skunk stripe' up their back but it takes a bit of thought and effort to put fenders/mudguards on .


Why is it considered cool NOT to do the comfortable/sensible thing  ;- trousers round the bahookie, (for the schoolies) no coat when it's cold, smoking, loud freewheels on BMXes etc etc

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Currently, the only bike I have that is fully functional is HOOPTY / 2015 Raleigh Special 3 Step-Through Frame
FRANKENBIKE / 2002 Special Drawn Pacific MTB (a rescue bike) needs the front fork swapped back out with the OEM fork, after I finish putting a few coats of primer on it, and the brakes need to be readjusted. 
BIG RED / 2009 Pacific-Schwinn Meridian Adult Trike (acquired used) is down because the rear frame is tweaked. That's gonna have to be cut, realigned and welded... (Pacific no longer has spare parts [frown]). I have also converted the Meridian to a 3 speed using a Sturmey-Archer 3 speed w/coaster brake hub kit.
The LAKESHORE / 2000 Pacific-Schwinn (gifted) is completely disassembled and in the process of being rebuilt from the ground up & upgraded including new paint or powder coat - I'm leaning towards the powder coat - and it is also destined for E-Bikeness. 
*The 2-stroke engine that came with the LAKESHORE is toe-tagged for another build project. I'm not even sure if the dang thing runs yet.


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My pseudo-cyclocross bike seems to be going in a different direction than I'd planned. . . . [confused][confused][confused]

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Finished my Gary Fisher Mullet. Went from a pawn shop reject. . . .





I'd like to smack the moron who did this (it's the way I bought it). . .



. . . .to looking like a mountain bike again. . . .

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Car show essentials:

The car (of course)

A place to sit (even more so). . .

And a bike. . . .

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The Grim Reaper (2016 CAADX Ultegra) in front of the Millennium Falcon II (2009 Jeep Wrangler Sahara).

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I thought that had a really weird and out there frame design, untill on looking properly, not just a glance on the secondary monitor, realised that was the jeeps 'bullbar'.
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I thought that had a really weird and out there frame design, untill on looking properly, not just a glance on the secondary monitor, realised that was the jeeps 'bullbar'.


Yeah...I have better shots of the bike. I just propped it on the bumper after a ride Monday

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...and my "other" Speciualized

2011 Specialized Allez Sport upgraded to Ultegra (can you tell I found a stash?)

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The stable grows

1989 Specialized Allez -- in Process
2016 Cannondale CAADX Ultegra (Workhorse)
2011 Specialized Allez Sport Ultegra upgrade (Fast and scary)
2004 Trek 7200 (Converting to shopper/commuter)
197? Raleigh Grand Prix (moved with me from NY to MI to Geneva, back to MI and now back to NY -- Restoration is on the horizon)

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Well, since Photobucket decided to play their little games with everyone,I'll just re-post the pics here. . . . .

Raleigh USA Technium Olympian. . .

Mostly original at this point. . .

LAFFWithRaleigh_zps28bcc044 by John Mortensen, on Flickr

With Yours Surly after new cranks (because short). . .

DSCN0022_zps3dcac2ce by John Mortensen, on Flickr

Pretty much done with mods by this point (new wheels, stem set-up, converted to 24 speeds).
Have since removed the rack.

Raleigh small by John Mortensen, on Flickr

Yes, it can fit inside a Mustang, just not easily. . . .

HardButPossible_zpsb3b962b7 by John Mortensen, on Flickr

Trek 420, went from 18-speed with garbage parts. . .

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To three-speed fixie. . .

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My first hand-lacing. .

101_1332_zps4reeqnos by John Mortensen, on Flickr


Kona Hahana, originally 24-speeds, now down to one, also a $20.00 Goodwill purchase.. .

More Kona Hahanna2 by John Mortensen, on Flickr

Trek 720, was to be my pseudo-cyclocross bike. . . .

Trek 720 1st mods by John Mortensen, on Flickr

DSCN1469_zpsmskih065 by John Mortensen, on Flickr

But has since gone in a different direction. . .

DSCN1474_zpsdegnb4ra by John Mortensen, on Flickr

Gary Fisher Mullet. Went from a pawn shop reject. . . . .

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With questionable parts. . .

mullet II_zpsobgwswfh by John Mortensen, on Flickr

Whoever did this should've been skinned alive. . .

mullet III_zps2mq3wrmf by John Mortensen, on Flickr

Now back to resembling a mountain bike again. . .

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Trek 1220 'Superleggera' a $20.00 eBay frame/heavy fork set. . .
After first mock-up. . .

DSCN1424 by John Mortensen, on Flickr

As far as I've gotten so far. . . .

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When these were still handmade in Italy... WP_20170706_21_45_36_Pro.jpg 
And then in Taiwan...'15...
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To build this bike I followed the videos from BMFU.

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No idea where this bike comes from or what it is. Probably 26" mountain b. originally, now 28". Had to drill partly bigger holes for road brakes. It has ahead adapter to take ahead stem. This frame is a trash bin find, but trouble with head tube upper bearings cup. It is not sitting tight in it's place, has a little play, especially when driver not on the bike and pulling front brake.

After the pic was taken, some fine tuning adjustments made, like the saddle more front. And it has mud covers, because it is the rainy day drive and shopping bike.

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Finnish rehearsal race bike, Tunturi Professional. Alloy, but very light weight and good to drive. Has Tiagra parts all over it.

Late 70s dad or grandad Tunturi Professional. Had this for a year, but frame was way too big for me, 25". Full Shimano 600 Arabesque parts.
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n+1 2017 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Sport 105. Stock wheels and tires (for now). Thinking of swapping out the Axis brakes for new 105 EV brakes.

Links to Specs:https://www.specialized.com/us/en/men/bikes/road/performance/roubaix-sl4-sport/118384

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Amazing what one can find for ten bucks. . . .

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Managed to win this on ebay for £8 which included the pumps shown but also included a mint copy of the original instructions and paperwork in its original orange bag plus a replacement inner tube. Generally excellent condition but will have to change the shifters as I hate rotary and also change the brakes to 'V'. Very solid chromoly frame. I think its the 1995 Trek 820. Love the foot pump which is very high quality and gauge seems accurate.

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My normal ride is this;


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OK who can go even cheaper?

BTW $9.99 =£7.54
So mort1369 is the current leader anyone beat this?

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With no costs a working (just barely) bike. A trash bin find. Average Nishiki Rally with awful painting (original though). Nice mudguards. Muff frame, Tange. And SR Road Champion drop, that is steel, which has quite bad reputation for rusting from under the bar tape. Strange rear derailleur (aeroshift?) and Suntour shifter.

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Another trash bin find. Peugeot Paris turning to a single speed with new wheels and tyres. WP_20171015_15_08_01_Pro.jpg 
Same with this Dunlop, which I haven't had identified yet what it really was. Came to me as a bare frame. Originally 26", I believe, now 28" with road brakes converted to the frame with using BMFU instructions.WP_20170826_14_35_38_Pro.jpg 

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Some great finds there. Amazing what people will throw out. Only free bike I ever got was a Raleigh Twenty which I'm planning to restore unless I end up needing the gear hub for another bike. In which case I might turn it into a wierd fixie project. I have bought a few sub £10 bikes.

A x-rated jump bike off an auction for £3.60. Not my bike but the same model.

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A classic NSU folding bike with automatic gears for £8

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Yes. Here in Finland, where I live, bikes are thrown away very easily. One reason being the market cheapies, that cost only 100-200 bucks. They are no good if kept outside around the year. But good for transportation when given a little tlc.

I think older bikes are worth restoring. They stand hard weathers better than the new ones.

I can go and check small parts from a couple of places for free. Everybody just can't. And fixing a bike in a bike repair shop can be quite expensive here. If repairs cost 50-75 bucks, it's only 25 to a cheap commuter or similar.

There are a few domestic manufacturers that sold their models in thousands. So a good stock of spare parts are possible to get. And students just love those fixed older bikes. Nobody wants to steal them and they are easy to maintain. You just need some good tools. Single speeds can be made easily if you find old cassettes. Just two 5-6speeds and take the spacers from them by breaking them and one cog that is good and a lockring. And so on.

I use the Dunlop at the moment myself for rainy drives when not going on the road. From the picture it has now different wheels on it, and I converted steering to a-head with adapter and stem and modern drop.

Finnish bikes were not pretty, but they did the job.
Late 70s Tunturi, found from the trash and made as a single speed with the cost of brake wires (3 bucks total, sold for 75):
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Same time period Helkama:
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Helkama had funny detail:
WP_20170917_18_52_05_Pro.jpg  WP_20170917_18_52_20_Pro.jpg  Export quality, in Finnish it says Finnish export quality. So exported ones better or (even) worse? These Helkamas were really really heavy.

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I bought a Raleigh Royal Export many years ago. It cost £130 back in about 1982 but the proper british market version with decent reynolds tubing was more like £180. Both were excellent bikes and loved mine but a bit heavier. I think in the UK export quality might be cost reduced but in China its actually a far better product that meets international standards where as their domestic product may be less safe and considerably cheaper. Where were they exported to, if they went to richer countries probably better but poorer countries probably worse.
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