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Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-23-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,613
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I still have a '81 Centurion Super Lemans, a '83...

I still have a '81 Centurion Super Lemans, a '83 Nishiki International and a '82 Bianchi Limited in my stable. I am always amazed by how well they ride thirty years after we bought them. I'll be...
Forum: Southern California 08-01-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Ballona Creek accident on June 13th, 2013

I was wondering if anyone here witnessed, or knows anything about, an accident at the Lincoln Blvd. undercrossing on June 13th, 2013. It involved two elderly neighbors of mine who were knocked down...
Forum: Southern California 03-04-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I am sorry to hear about this. I've lived about...

I am sorry to hear about this. I've lived about two blocks from that entrance for the past 25 years, , and ride it constantly. I never ride it past sundown, and only in the early morning if I'm with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/GordoGrande...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/GordoGrande/bicycles/My15bikes01.jpg

As promised, here's a shot of me and the "bike shop." The collection includes an 82 Centurion Super Lemans, 84 Nishiki...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I wish. The closest I come is an old American...

I wish. The closest I come is an old American Eagle 5-speed. It has the lines of an English 3 speed, but of course, it's just not the same thing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
My hat is off to you Pastor. I am sure that you...

My hat is off to you Pastor. I am sure that you have made a difference in thousands of people's lives.

It's very interesting to have the opportunity to look back at one's career and evaluate it....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-12, 01:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Thanks again for all the kind words. I also got...

Thanks again for all the kind words. I also got hammered by the various stock market crashes, but fortunately there was still enough left over to make it happen. It's not a lavish retirement, but...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Pics are coming soon!

Pics are coming soon!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Good for you. You're going to love it!

Good for you. You're going to love it!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Thanks all for the kind words!

Thanks all for the kind words!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Thanks Randyjawa. I think I've actually stumbled...

Thanks Randyjawa. I think I've actually stumbled on your Big Green web page before, but it was worth reading again. Good advice!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 05:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Congratulations on the mortgage and the new bike!

Congratulations on the mortgage and the new bike!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 01:55 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,106
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I have fifteen bikes in the garage. I'd have more...

I have fifteen bikes in the garage. I'd have more if I had a bigger garage, or if my wife would let me use one of the bedrooms! :-)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 01:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 945
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Woo Hoo! I retired!

Woo Hoo! I retired about seven months ago. Spent some time travelling, some time riding, and some time fixing things around the house.

Now I get to do what I really want to do, which is to start...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I got it off, Thanks! Tomorrow I wash the frame,...

I got it off, Thanks! Tomorrow I wash the frame, get rid of the rust, touch up the paint and make it look good.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 01:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-12, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Thanks, guy, I got it off. I probably should have...

Thanks, guy, I got it off. I probably should have known this, but I haven't done too many bottom brackets in the last 20 years. I have a lot more time on my hands now, (I retired), and I'll be doing...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Thanks Raverson. I'm glad I checked. I guess I...

Thanks Raverson. I'm glad I checked. I guess I should have pulled out my old copy of Glenn's Bicycle Repairs.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
That would mean it is reverse threaded, correct? ...

That would mean it is reverse threaded, correct?

Thanks for your help.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-17-12, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
reverse threading on a mid-eighties Schwinn bottom bracket?

I'm posting this here and in the mechanics forum. I hope no one minds the double post.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the fixed cup on an old mid-eighties Schwinn Traveler has reverse...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
reverse threading on a mid-eighties Schwinn bottom bracket?

I posted this here, and in the Classic and Vintage forum as well. I hope no one minds the double post.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the fixed cup on an old mid-eighties Schwinn...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
Ouch! I love those old cyclones! For what it's...

Ouch! I love those old cyclones! For what it's worth, I've replaced those old Suntour Cyclones with stock Shimano Deores without much problem. I just had to nudge the "B" adjustment a little. This...
Forum: Southern California 05-08-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I did all of those rides back in the early to mid...

I did all of those rides back in the early to mid eighties: Rosarito-Ensenada,Tecate-Ensada and Mexicali-San Felipe. A bunch of us did them every year for about five years. In fact, Mexicali-San...
Forum: Southern California 04-26-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I live very near the Ballona Creek Bikepath and...

I live very near the Ballona Creek Bikepath and ride it nearly everyday. I guess you could say that I'm an expert on it. There have been problems in the past, but I haven't heard about any in a long...
Forum: Southern California 03-26-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Rip Van Winkle
I used to do this ride every year, as well as...

I used to do this ride every year, as well as Tecate-Ensendada and Mexicali-San Felipe. That was back in the old days, 25-30 years ago. I loved them all, but I wouldn't do it now. There is just too...
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