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    Sunday's Show and Tell ...5/2/21

    I brought home my dad’s 1929 Ford and a 1950’s Craftsman 48” metal lathe
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    FOLLIS...Updated Photos, Getting Ready To Sell

    It’s my daughters car. Someone lost a roof rack off their car and in the dark she hit it. The oil pan, radiator, condenser, and bumper cover was punctured. She didn’t have the means to repair the damage so I am doing a repair I would rather not do. Engine and transmission came out to replace the...
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    FOLLIS...Updated Photos, Getting Ready To Sell

    Good morning, I’m the new owner of the Follis, it is still as received and not rideable yet. I had a couple of large projects that have occupied my spare time. However; I did own a Follis 572 a couple years back and it was a great riding machine. -Tad
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    Stuck seat post in a Bianchi

    I’ve been through this once. The penetrating oil and ammonia soaks were ineffective for me. The seat post was mounted in a vise and attempted to use the frame as a lever to twist the post loose; didn’t work.(broke the end off the seat post) I ended up cutting the seat post nearly flush with...
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    Sunday's Show and Tell ...2/28/21

    A very well packed early 70s Follis road bike was delivered this weekend. These are high quality, nice riding bicycles made with 531 tubing, Thank you HARPO!
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    AUSTIN, TX. THIS MORNING

    We woke up to 4-6 inches of snow outside of San Antonio. I’m from IL, the cold and snow isn’t a big deal there but a large deal here. The houses and infrastructure are are not set up for the extended cold. water meters are in a box buried in the ground about 10” down with a lid to the surface...
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    Sunday's Show and Tell ...1/24/21

    I received my Christmas gift from my wife yesterday. Special order Buck 110 with burlwood grips, finger cutouts and nickel plating
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    Sunday's Show and Tell ...1/24/21

    It’s pretty small; my wife loves it.
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    Sunday's Show and Tell ...1/24/21

    I just returned home from a 7 week trip to my parents place in Chicagoland. It was fun poking through dad’s collection and returned home with some treasures. NOS otoscope, thread chasing files, NOS 6v headlight bulbs (nickle plated bases), dad’s ring, Elgin ladies watch, 1939 Men’s Hamilton...
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    Sunday's Show and Tell 1/10/20

    National badged bicycle I purchased off eBay last fall but picked up yesterday.
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    Sunday's Show and Tell ... 1/3/21

    My dad passed away just before Christmas and was a collector of interesting things; some of the treasures from his collection will make it to Texas with me. A few suitcase items : 78 rpm jukebox record spacer. Early spark plug and a section of steel waterpipe from the old Illinois state prison...
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    Photo of dad

    Fork appears raked too
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    Photo of dad

    I found this photo today of dad and his friend; Dad is on the Cushman
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    riders, racing, pacing

    Nickel plated machine from an unknown maker
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