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Old 11-28-2010, 03:47 PM   #2896
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Good

Salesman talked me into buying it with tractor...I didn't think I needed it...I use it all the time around the yard and all winter to both plow and move snow...If I have a tractor I'm having the front loader.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:41 PM   #2897
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Thanksgiving dinner got snowed out at our usual locale. The solution? Move it into our shop. Softball at noon, eat at 4:00 and cards by 5:00. It got cold (by our standards) when the sun went down.

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Old 11-28-2010, 08:09 PM   #2898
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What'cha got for bikes? The tandem looks like it might be a Schwinn Twinn and the lone bike, on the far wall, looks to be British (Raleigh Industries of some sort).
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:02 PM   #2899
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What'cha got for bikes? The tandem looks like it might be a Schwinn Twinn and the lone bike, on the far wall, looks to be British (Raleigh Industries of some sort).
Bikes are cheaper to collect than cars or motorcycles. They all ride just fine, and thanks for the question: (l-r)
1. Schwinn Hollywood, late sixties
2. Schwinn Typhoon with two speed rear hub, 60's. From a friend, it was his childhood bike.
3. Graftek Carbon with carbon fork, '76-77, and a pair of NOS wood soled Puma "Sean Kelly" shoes hanging off it. I got it in '86, refurb'ed to original in '90.
4. Schwinn Deluxe Twin, '77 with original everything, even the tubes. It was a barn find by a friend given to us as a wedding present. Maybe 10 miles on it.
5. Raleigh Superbe. Sturmey Archer 3 speed. My dad bought it new in about '75. Kinda hammered, thanks to my brother's antics back in the day.

I'd really like to clean up my '92 Colnago and maybe find a 7-11 Merckx or Huffy to hang in there as well. A Hetchins would look good in there!
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:33 AM   #2900
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4. Schwinn Deluxe Twin, '77 with original everything, even the tubes. It was a barn find by a friend given to us as a wedding present. Maybe 10 miles on it.
That's a cool wedding gift!

This is my '69 Schwinn DeLuxe Twinn. It, too, is all original, including the Schwinn generator light set. Got it off an inmate and am glad to have it.


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5. Raleigh Superbe. Sturmey Archer 3 speed. My dad bought it new in about '75. Kinda hammered, thanks to my brother's antics back in the day.
Mine's a '63 BSA 3-speed. This was hanging in a restaurant as "flair". It was really rough. The owner gave it to me, when he gave the place a facelift. I stripped it, powdercoated the frame and fork, and am in the process of gathering parts. I had the local machine shop re-thread the fork 24TPI, so that I can use a modern, Japanese headset. I'm not quite sure which style direction I'm headed, but definitely a single-speed. I'm lucky to have these guys close by to help me out with this bike, as they have it all in stock.


I'm leaving it wrapped, until I'm ready to assemble, as I'd hate to scratch it. Don't think orange was on the color palate, back then.


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I'd really like to clean up my '92 Colnago and maybe find a 7-11 Merckx or Huffy to hang in there as well. A Hetchins would look good in there!
If you find a 7-Eleven bike, you'll need one of these, too.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:23 PM   #2901
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Thanksgiving dinner got snowed out at our usual locale. The solution? Move it into our shop. Softball at noon, eat at 4:00 and cards by 5:00. It got cold (by our standards) when the sun went down.

More importantly, what's the 4x4 in the background. The paint looks like an FJ55, but with the chrome and fold out windshield - I dunno, older Bronco maybe.

Not that the bikes aren't cool. The Sean Kelly shoes and 7/11 stuff are more my time frame as I raced (poorly) through most of the 80's and into the early 90s.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:30 PM   #2902
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More importantly, what's the 4x4 in the background.

The Sean Kelly shoes and 7/11 stuff are more my time frame as I raced (poorly) through most of the 80's and into the early 90s.

The vehicle in the background is my Bronco. Its a 68 with a 72 body that I bought for 3k in 1982. It got me through high school, college and moved me and all my crap to the town where I live now. We drove it away from the church when we got married. It is undergoing its third makeover right now. Not a show winner, not a hot rod and not a monster truck, but I built it and its part of the family.


I raced bicycles poorly from 1988 til about 1995. Then I had kids, gained weight and got into motorcycles.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:44 PM   #2903
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Then I had kids, gained weight and got into motorcycles.
Yep. I'm not exactly the 150 pound hill climber I once was either. But hills are quite a bit easier on a motorcycle.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:52 PM   #2904
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Then I had kids, gained weight and got into motorcycles.[/quote]

Is that what the hell happened to me????.... Ah hell, they are all worth it!

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Old 12-07-2010, 09:54 PM   #2905
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OK, I have done a bit more to the shop so I thought I'd update.
been moving stuff in from the two car garage to the shop.

Moved a couple of 8ft benches in, they were custom made by a friend of my Dad's many years ago. I have some 8ft cabinets that match that I am going to hang over the one bench. my lift and a nice machinist type cabinet in the background that my aunt gave me.
I need to secure them to the walls and mount my vise and bench grinder.



The couch is for the peanut gallery and this is for entertainment.
I thought it fitting since this was my Dad's shop that I took this tv that I bought for him when he was sick and move it to a place of prominence in the shop. 32 in. Panasonic, I ran cable from the house when I trenched for power.
Also notice the Wii for fun while not wrenching or bench racing.
stereo is hooked up but I need to get a dvd/vcr combo cheap to hook up for race videos and such.
I know the door looks like crap but its too cold to paint so it will have to wait till spring.



Of course we have a stocked fridge!!



This heater really works good, a Modine HotDawg.
I keep it set at 45 unless I'm out there working, I can heat it up in 15 minutes or less to shirt sleeve working.





The fleet all lined up, not quite in winter hibernation since we have had a few warm days and no snow yet. the SV 650 waits patiently for spring and the next trackday since the last trackday the week before Halloween.



Another view taken from standing on the bench.
the couch folds out into a nice bed in case I get any visitors that won't fit or I don't want in the house.
the box leaning against the post is a storage cabinet for my riding gear and helmets, I need to put it together maybe this weekend.




A self portrait of my ugly mug, taking pictures when I should be working.




I still need to move my drill press, air compressor, small mill and lathe, parts washer sort and arrange all the drawers, put up some shelves and various other things.

I'm slowly but surely working towards the picture in my mind of a finished product.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:02 AM   #2906
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nice work there KTMRyder!
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:29 PM   #2907
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Finally got it closed in and wired.





The whole thing that started this project. With the Paki-Soft Top it sits 84" tall. The 8' doors mean I don't have to take the top off to put it inside.



And yes, it leaks a little oil.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:34 PM   #2908
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And yes, it leaks a little oil.

Perhaps that is your next project.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:47 PM   #2909
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Sweet FJ40!

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:48 PM   #2910
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Reminds me of Back To The Future.

"Roads ? where we're going we don't need roads ! "

Looks like that thing would go about anywhere.
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