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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-27-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By tromper
Yup a 126mm five speed. Stunned me when I...

Yup a 126mm five speed. Stunned me when I measured it. I wasn't about to argue.

Thanks for the responses folks, It's pretty much a bar cruiser/local ride bike so I'll keep on chugg'n for now. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-27-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By tromper
Bent Axle?

Howdy,

I noticed some odd motion on the back of my ancient Nishiki last night when I had it up.
It's a five speed freewheel with 126mm spacing and horizontal drops using an expensive rear wheel,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-17-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,618
Posted By tromper
Maybe even....Dare I say it...add "Grease" to the...

Maybe even....Dare I say it...add "Grease" to the hubs vs. just thinking the word "Grease" at them (very hard). :rolleyes:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By tromper
IRD Defiant Freewheels - Any Recent Experiences

Howdy,

I've read how IRD had some issues with their first few generations of the Defiant, but I was curious if anybody had any reports, good:love:, bad:cry:, or ugly:eek:, of the more recent...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-12-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,032
Posted By tromper
Haven't heard of them might be OK, but if they're...

Haven't heard of them might be OK, but if they're in Hong Kong and you're not, then I'd be a bit leery of ordering from 'em in case you have to warranty something. For the stuff I buy I've found...
Forum: Commuting 04-07-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By tromper
I've switched to a tablet, & a netbook for my non...

I've switched to a tablet, & a netbook for my non home based needs, but I used one of these (http://www.anddutch.com/index.php/basil-d-azur-messenger-bag-single-pannier.html)for my 16" laptop while...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-02-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By tromper
Check to make sure your shifter isn't installed...

Check to make sure your shifter isn't installed wrong(backwards). I just played this game with an old Nishiki five speed. That was a good part of the issue.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-01-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By tromper
It's interesting that the V looks like the older...

It's interesting that the V looks like the older one, where the Honor more strongly resembles the newer (cheaper) unit.
I did eventually get the springs, & pulleys working better on the old one &...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By tromper
Take it to a shop. You are probably looking at a...

Take it to a shop. You are probably looking at a new frame if it's as bad as that sounds.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-14, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By tromper
Hmmf maybe I oughta go through the old one when I...

Hmmf maybe I oughta go through the old one when I get some time. I left the "new" one in place since it seemed to have a little more life in it's pulley's; albeit I may swap it back now, purely for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By tromper
I'll second Mr. Thompson on this, I've done it a...

I'll second Mr. Thompson on this, I've done it a few times myself, but will add a couple caveats.
I am comfortable working on bikes.
All my frames are all steel. It usually bends back with no...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-14, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By tromper
Thanks for all your input folks:thumb:, I figured...

Thanks for all your input folks:thumb:, I figured it out. There were two problems, the missing speednut/e-clip/c-clip (I ended up using an e-clip), & part of the shifting mechanism was backwards...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By tromper
Adjusting Ancient Suntour Derailleur to

Hi folks,

I'm having trouble getting an Ancient Suntour Derailleur to hit all five gears.
It's a model I've never worked with before, & since it's older than my wife I guess it's possibly shot.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By tromper
Kinda depends on what you're going to do with it,...

Kinda depends on what you're going to do with it, & if you're into more of the retro thing as the Sugino would suggest, or want a more modern look.
Being more of a retrogrouch than not, I'm a fan of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-15-14, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 350,641
Posted By tromper
I came to call it a super five since that's what...

I came to call it a super five since that's what the bike was advertised as honestly. I didn't look at the tag closely until a short time ago, too busy pulling things apart to bring them up to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-14-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 350,641
Posted By tromper
Sure Hummer. Here ya go. Pics of the badge,...

Sure Hummer.
Here ya go. Pics of the badge, the lower seat tube stickers, & bonus a pic of the bird on the chain guard, & the super nifty "Super Five" sticker. If I could replace 'em I'd even...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-08-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By tromper
Thanks folks a chunk of dowel, & a rubber mallet...

Thanks folks a chunk of dowel, & a rubber mallet got it "Ford Style"
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-07-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By tromper
Ashtabula Crank won't pull

Hi folks,

I have an Ashtabula crank on an ancient Nishiki Super 5 that doesn't quite want to pull.
I'm mostly inclined to just work around it. Clean it, add some grease & close it, but I was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By tromper
Looking for opinions/experiences on a Couple O' Items

Howdy folks,
I'm busy going through & rehabbing an ancient Nishiki Super 5.
I'm replacing the wheels with bikeman4u's bolt-on alloy wheels (keeping 'em 27" cuz I'm dumb that way) & will need some...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 350,641
Posted By tromper
Howdy Best I can figure this is an early 70's...

Howdy
Best I can figure this is an early 70's Nishiki Super 5. The Serial Number is KS94055
The freewheel date code is NG, which for Maeda (Suntour) indicates July of 1971 per the vintage Trek...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-02-13, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By tromper
I must be missing something. If you're buying...

I must be missing something. If you're buying cantilever brakes why are you looking at disc hubs?

Beyond that my two bits would be that picking up the package deal isn't a bad way to start off. ...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-23-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By tromper
Thanks, that's all good information.

Thanks, that's all good information.
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By tromper
Giant Twist Freedom DX

I'm looking into a Giant Twist Freedom DX for a bit over a grand.
It's hypothetically new, but a couple years old.
My needs for an Ebike are pretty basic. I have an 11 mile commute with a couple...
Forum: Commuting 09-22-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By tromper
Heck for what it's worth I replaced my worn out...

Heck for what it's worth I replaced my worn out Vittoria Randos (37 I think) with an old pair of conti contacts (37) I got in a trade a while back, & will note that though the randos served me well...
Forum: Winter Cycling 09-14-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By tromper
Paddling Gloves?

Have heard that paddling gloves (used by rowers, kayakers etc) were good for winter commuting in the PAC NW since they're very waterproof & lightly insulated.

Anybody tried 'em out? If so what...
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