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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By The Golden Boy
That looks like a really, really cool bike. I'm...

That looks like a really, really cool bike. I'm surprised I haven't seen (or noticed) the Classic 15 before (probably the lack of cantilever brakes). That looks like a true "Class A" touring frame....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By The Golden Boy
Hi Steve! I agree that you should have your...

Hi Steve!

I agree that you should have your attention focused in front of you. And for that matter, you should take as little attention away from what is in front of you for as little time as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By The Golden Boy
That is about the cat's pyjamas! But it's a...

That is about the cat's pyjamas! But it's a little more expensive than a pair of pyjamas for a cat... yow.

But outrageously cool! Thank you!


EDIT: it seems there's a HUGE range of prices...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By The Golden Boy
That's a drag about them cheapening up the arm...

That's a drag about them cheapening up the arm hardware. :(
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 430,563
Posted By The Golden Boy
I see what you're saying- I think it's just the...

I see what you're saying- I think it's just the angle of that picture- other pix don't show it as steep.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By The Golden Boy
I think the two things to keep in mind when...

I think the two things to keep in mind when deciding to switch is

1. If your bike will readily accept the smaller tire. Having a bike with cantilever brakes can make adjustment difficult. Some...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By The Golden Boy
What I like about bar mounted mirrors is that the...

What I like about bar mounted mirrors is that the mirror is always pointed in the direction you're looking. With the helmet/glasses mirrors, you have to look- process where your vision is- move your...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 430,563
Posted By The Golden Boy
Hi otg! The bar tape is the Bontrager gel...

Hi otg!

The bar tape is the Bontrager gel cork "brown." I preferred the older version in color and the pattern embossed into it.

Ha! That rear derailleur is pretty eye-catching, isn't it?! ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By The Golden Boy
Mirrors...

So what are you all doing for mirrors on your bikes?

I need a mirror. I've been unable to get used to a helmet or glasses mounted mirror. Personally, the best position for a mirror is the where...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 430,563
Posted By The Golden Boy
I finally got around to making some changes to my...

I finally got around to making some changes to my Trek 720. A while ago I had acquired a Technomic stem, but I was waiting for the time to get some new wheels and everything to entirely re-do the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 59,191
Posted By The Golden Boy
Little Cat and Mr. Dog, chillin' in the AC on a...

Little Cat and Mr. Dog, chillin' in the AC on a hot day:


http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b610/1969tgb/B34720E0-A745-4ABF-99DF-D5DEC411E3CF_zpsnumwdgem.jpg...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 430,563
Posted By The Golden Boy
Sweet! You totally know what you're doing! ...

Sweet! You totally know what you're doing! :thumb:

One time I'd loaded up my fronts pretty heavy, it handled really poorly- and that was enough to scare me off of heavy front loading. Of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 430,563
Posted By The Golden Boy
Congratulations on your first overnighter with...

Congratulations on your first overnighter with your bike!

It seems "unique" to have a classic American style touring bike and have the front loaded, and no rear rack. I thought the Trek tourers...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By The Golden Boy
I seem to recall there is something unique about...

I seem to recall there is something unique about the upper pulleys on the Huret units...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ybl77j3KG5M/Ux3ezXCs7GI/AAAAAAAAKjA/K6buEw4Pt8M/s1600/derailleur+cleaned.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By The Golden Boy
Hi! Hopefully you can find Wifey a cool bike...

Hi!

Hopefully you can find Wifey a cool bike and then she'll be tolerant/supportive about this "bike thing" that you've gotten yourself into.

:D
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By The Golden Boy
Cool thumb pix! I hope your son and your...

Cool thumb pix!

I hope your son and your friend are enjoying their new bikes!

Sorry to hear about your knee(s). Best of luck getting it repaired soon!
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-22-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 816
Posted By The Golden Boy
Looking forward to seeing it! I'm sure...

Looking forward to seeing it!

I'm sure you're going to doll it up!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By The Golden Boy
The rims are steel. That's going to contribute...

The rims are steel. That's going to contribute to the poor stopping. The other thing is you have "safety levers" for your brakes- the "bar" ones that connect to the hoods and levers. Those, by...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 3,432
Posted By The Golden Boy
Is that the pretend shifting where you tap the...

Is that the pretend shifting where you tap the shift lever to switch gears?

Talk about useless.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 3,432
Posted By The Golden Boy
Although I "appreciate" pretty much all bikes- I...

Although I "appreciate" pretty much all bikes- I really only pay attention to bikes with level top tubes.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By The Golden Boy
I love the triple plane fork crowns.

I love the triple plane fork crowns.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By The Golden Boy
I guess it depends on what you want out of it. A...

I guess it depends on what you want out of it. A period correct "restoration" or a glorious bike with your favorite parts on it.

IMO- you're lucky in that you don't have roller cams or a U brake...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By The Golden Boy
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By The Golden Boy
Cool bike! And with an Avocet ATB saddle! ...

Cool bike! And with an Avocet ATB saddle!

Nice Schwinn collection!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By The Golden Boy
The new cables, housing and pads can make SUCH a...

The new cables, housing and pads can make SUCH a dramatic improvement that you'd think it was a whole different system.

The old cables will have corrosion, possibly broken strands, and the...
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