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Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-15-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Little Darwin
WTB - Good quality sprung saddle for upright position

A friend would like to try a sprung saddle on the bike I built up for her, which is basically a chromoly framed step thru sport tourer with upright bars, and modern drive train. Budget is "as low as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,065
Posted By Little Darwin
I know somebody up in NH who reconditions old...

I know somebody up in NH who reconditions old bikes for people to use as transportation. He may be willing to donate a wheel if he has one. I'll email him tonight. I forget exactly where he is,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 06-02-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Little Darwin
I live on Mooney Road. A fine address for a fine...

I live on Mooney Road. A fine address for a fine bike, if the bike were smaller and I was richer and thinner.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35,941
Views: 3,678,300
Posted By Little Darwin
Schwinn Superior

I don't know about the price, but this definitely looks like a great project for the right enthusiast.

Schwinn Superior a.s 1940's (http://scranton.craigslist.org/bik/5600846277.html)

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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-23-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,144
Posted By Little Darwin
I had one idiot (not in a pickup) yell at me once...

I had one idiot (not in a pickup) yell at me once to get on the sidewalk. In hindsight, I decided if anyone ever yells that at me again, my response will be "I am not walking" But my response was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-20-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13,115
Views: 1,544,668
Posted By Little Darwin
He probably discovered that the rocket engines...

He probably discovered that the rocket engines designed to launch a 3-4 ounce rocket up 200-300 feet don't provide enough thrust to notice pushing a 50 pound bike and a rider forward.

Though it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,992
Posted By Little Darwin
I was going to respond humorously, then noticed...

I was going to respond humorously, then noticed the start date of the thread (when I got to the end of the first page and saw how many pages there are).

So, I changed my mind and I wanted to let...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-20-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,035
Posted By Little Darwin
I always ride with a trunk bag on my rear rack. ...

I always ride with a trunk bag on my rear rack.

For flats: Tire levers, at least 1 spare tube, a patch kit, CO2 inflater with at least 2 cartridges, topeak road morph pump, schreader adapter for...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-20-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Little Darwin
I don't see any need to spend extra for the Trek....

I don't see any need to spend extra for the Trek. In general, Giant is usually a good buy as far as bang for the buck.

I would however suggest a different option. I bought a Sedona DX in 2003,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-19-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Little Darwin
You need to go with the same number of gears if...

You need to go with the same number of gears if you want the bike to shift properly (assuming you have indexed gearing).

Also, as a 7 speed, you may have a freewheel, and not a cassette. This...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-17-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 596
Posted By Little Darwin
I think that as with many things, the dork disk...

I think that as with many things, the dork disk peaked, and has never recovered from the time when they decided to try to make them less visible by making them plastic. Was that when cassettes came...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,280
Posted By Little Darwin
I learned from books I checked out from a library...

I learned from books I checked out from a library in the 70's. :)

I have added to that over the past decade by looking around the internet. Primarily Sheldon Brown's site, and YouTube. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,245
Posted By Little Darwin
OK. Where in Joisey is the Traitor Site? looks...

OK. Where in Joisey is the Traitor Site? looks like a nice trail.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 05-13-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Little Darwin
I have a couple of options if you are interested...

I have a couple of options if you are interested in friction shifting heavy old steel, I have a lady's Schwinn 5 speed (Collegiate?) that I haven't gone over yet, but it is in great shape. I could...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-12-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Little Darwin
I didn't want to guess on the Fuji, but I would...

I didn't want to guess on the Fuji, but I would go with the Trek Verve 1 over the Raleigh, strictly because I prefer rigid forks for my type of riding.

I find it somewhat humorous that they...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-11-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Little Darwin
I am your size, so I understand the concerns. ...

I am your size, so I understand the concerns.

A good set of semi-slick tires will be good. I would go with almost any size tire that the rim will accommodate. The tube is pretty irrelevant when...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-09-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,307
Posted By Little Darwin
Based on this trade offer, old 3 speed shifters...

Based on this trade offer, old 3 speed shifters are worth more than I thought. I have a couple older ones if nlerner can't find one..
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-25-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Little Darwin
Just to add my $0.02 I started to swap...

Just to add my $0.02 I started to swap wheels/tires on a bike last year. I decided to swap from wheels with a deep rim Velocity Deep V, 36 spoke with 32 mm cyclocross tires to a lighter looking box...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,307
Posted By Little Darwin
ISO a large mixte frame with derailleur hanger. ...

ISO a large mixte frame with derailleur hanger. Something capable of some pretty wide 700c tires would be great (32 - 25 mm)

Have a Raleigh (Marathon?) 510 tubed mixte without hanger, and other...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-24-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Little Darwin
Sleeping Pad / air matress Options

I have spent the night with friends at various events recently, and have found that the sofa beds that I am usually assigned to are only marginally better than the bare floor, due to the fact I have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-08-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Little Darwin
Thanks, I will keep that link for myself too. :)

Thanks, I will keep that link for myself too. :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,429
Posted By Little Darwin
I took a coaster brake wheel apart, rebuilt with...

I took a coaster brake wheel apart, rebuilt with a 3 speed hub using the spokes and rim from the coaster brake wheel, and followed directions in a not very comprehensive book I checked out of the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Little Darwin
Glad I dropped by the forum today. I was...

Glad I dropped by the forum today. I was hesitating putting my touring bike on the trainer to get ready for spring, even though the Paselas on it are pretty old, I didn't want to waste the remaining...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Little Darwin
Where can I find good instructions for SA 4 speed adjustment?

I haven't posted here in a while, but where else would one go with a question like this?

A friend has asked me (long distance) to help him adjust his 3 speed after he rebuilt the hub. I thought I...
Forum: Northeast 01-12-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 24,096
Posted By Little Darwin
If you want to throw an occasional rail trail...

If you want to throw an occasional rail trail into your mix, there is a good rail trail system that goes through your area:

Map - Delaware & Lehigh - Delaware & Lehigh...
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