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  1. beachcrab

    Sold 1955 Cinelli Model B basket case frame

    can you post a few better pics of the downtube damage? perhaps with a straight edge and showing the ripples?
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    brake lever question

    the velo orange lever totally did the trick! pricey part (what isn't?), but now i've got a brake!
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    brake lever question

    hahah... newport police would probably give me ticket for either leaving a stripe on the road, or for being presumptuous for thinking i could go fast enough to leave a scratch on the street!
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    brake lever question

    i got my velo orange lever today, and have to rummage around for an inner cable that will reach waaay back to the drum brake, but it looks like this lever will have enough travel to work.
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    brake lever question

    rube goldberg would be proud of that bit of engineering!
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    brake lever question

    i saw this on sheldon's website. thanks.
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    brake lever question

    i thought about a front drum brake, but not sure if those old fork blades will be up to the task. this bike will be a neighborhood and special event rider, so speed isn't going to be a thing for this old man, so i'm hoping the rear drum will be enough for my purposes. can you post a few more...
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    brake lever question

    i have a long pull lever from velo orange on it's way, and with everyone's advise on how to make adjustments, i should be on the road soon!
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    brake lever question

    that is a beauty! are those motorcycle levers?
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    brake lever question

    i know what you mean about outer cog/chain clearance... i went with an axle spacer and also replaced the chain stay/seat stay bolt with a stainless bolt and thinner nut. i did have to spread things out on the frame, but the metal is pretty malleable so it fit without much of a struggle. my...
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    Silver King Project

    got this frame from glenn rhein for a project to share with my grand daughter. she has a 1935 single speed that we worked on first over the winter and now mine is nearly ready so we can ride together! she put silver surfer comic cut outs on her rims. i made mine into a 5 speed... old knees!
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    brake lever question

    i decided to order a long pull lever from velo orange. i already readjusted and tweaked as much as i could with the drum lever but just couldn't get enough travel on the tektro lever. thanks for everyone's input.
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    brake lever question

    so i have an atom rear drum brake/5 speed hub, and i need a brake lever suggestion. i tried a tektro lever that i had in the parts bin, but i run out of lever pull travel distance (hits the handlebar) before the brake is fully engaged. do i need a long pull lever for this brake? any suggestions...
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    silver king frame sanding question

    thanks... i'll give that a try!
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    silver king frame sanding question

    that's the plan! sand and polish!
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