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Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By sonatageek
I would not go with narrow tires on the 26"...

I would not go with narrow tires on the 26" wheels. My everything bike is a converted Raleigh M-60 mountain bike that I have been running 26x2 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires for the past 6000...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-23-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,694
Posted By sonatageek
Picture coming soon on what I think will be my...

Picture coming soon on what I think will be my build. Picked up a $10 Hiawatha (Murray) mixte this past weekend - nothing says cheapo like something from Huffman Manufacturing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-23-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By sonatageek
I had a 4050 Nashbar road bike that I got off...

I had a 4050 Nashbar road bike that I got off craigslist. Loved the bike but it died in a crash.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-17-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By sonatageek
I have used SRAM chains for years and never had a...

I have used SRAM chains for years and never had a problem with the Powerlinks.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-16-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,236
Posted By sonatageek
Interested.

Interested.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-16-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By sonatageek
I would peg that as a 92 model. The fork is the...

I would peg that as a 92 model. The fork is the give-away if it is one of the 1994 left over XO-1 frame models if won't have a uni-crown fork.

http://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1992/1992.pdf
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-15-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,136
Posted By sonatageek
Not to muddy the water (feel free to ignore this)...

Not to muddy the water (feel free to ignore this) but the Nashbar flatbar road bike (really a hybrid) can be had for as little as $224 when the right sale is going on. Alloy frame, Altus level drive...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-15-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By sonatageek
I did a similar era Schwinn bike for a friend...

I did a similar era Schwinn bike for a friend with a crank that looked that bad (or maybe a bit worse) that came out beyond my expectations with a oxalic acid bath clean up.

That is where I would...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-14-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,244
Posted By sonatageek
I trash picked a Huffy Superia mountain bike last...

I trash picked a Huffy Superia mountain bike last weekend and have been using it to speed my travels across campus (parking garage to my building).

Needed the front brake bolt tightened and the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-08-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By sonatageek
The Tourney 7 speed brifters should work fine for...

The Tourney 7 speed brifters should work fine for the rear but I am not sure it will work on the front.

The Trek 750 is a nice bike. All chromoly frame, double butted main frame.

Good luck...
Forum: Touring 08-08-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,804
Posted By sonatageek
Marathon Supreme in 26x2.0 is light, tough and...

Marathon Supreme in 26x2.0 is light, tough and rolls well. I have found them to be a 'fast' tire and I like being able to drop the pressure down if I am going through rough terrain (like many of the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-08-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By sonatageek
I had a bike with Accushift 4050 RD and it was...

I had a bike with Accushift 4050 RD and it was quite solid. That was the high (top?) model of the index Suntour in its day.

I will 3rd or 4th doing things step by step, dealing with what is worn...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-08-15, 05:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,989
Posted By sonatageek
Glad it was still there and here's hoping for a...

Glad it was still there and here's hoping for a speedy process of getting it back on the road (or some of those sweet sweet rail trails in that part of the state).
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 08-06-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,801
Posted By sonatageek
First I had a set of Marathons and liked them but...

First I had a set of Marathons and liked them but they were heavy. No flats lots of miles.

Replaced with wider Marathon Supremes. Like them a lot more. Lots of miles and not flats, but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By sonatageek
$25 will get you a smooth Shimano UN-55 cartridge...

$25 will get you a smooth Shimano UN-55 cartridge bottom bracket. Of course you have it apart, so why not get the grease and put it back together and see how it is? Worst case you need to take it...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-14-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By sonatageek
Every RTA bus has a rack on the front that holds...

Every RTA bus has a rack on the front that holds 3 bikes. You can bring a bike on the rapid transit trains.

Do you know where you will be working? If you are going to be downtown I would tend...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-08-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By sonatageek
Still using mine every day I ride. The only...

Still using mine every day I ride. The only thing I have ever needed to do was replace the shoe lace 3-4 times when it broke. I expect to be using it for at least the next 10+ years.

The only...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-08-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By sonatageek
Had one of those briefly a few years ago. Yours...

Had one of those briefly a few years ago. Yours looks pretty nice.
Forum: Great Lakes 03-28-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,394
Posted By sonatageek
If the Puch as 28-32 width tires it should be...

If the Puch as 28-32 width tires it should be fine. I ride the towpath a lot, and some stretches are a bit rough, so a little extra width helps.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-13-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By sonatageek
I bought my set of Zerolite wheels with all the...

I bought my set of Zerolite wheels with all the miles on them when Nashbar first starting carrying them and they cost $54 shipped.
Forum: Great Lakes 03-08-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By sonatageek
This is a group I plan to do some rides with this...

This is a group I plan to do some rides with this year.

http://www.meetup.com/spinoffcyclists/
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 03-08-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By sonatageek
PM Sent.

PM Sent.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-08-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By sonatageek
I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles...

I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles with no issues. Still tru as the day they arrived. Hubs are okay, not the smoothest, but fine. On sale you would be at a bout $80 shipped with a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-08-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By sonatageek
I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles...

I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles with not issues. Still tru as the day they arrived. Hubs are okay, not the smoothest, but fine.Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-31-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By sonatageek
Ready to ride and the right size I would pay $100...

Ready to ride and the right size I would pay $100 for one. If it needed tires or anything I would want to be closer to $70-80.
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