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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By okane
me too

me too
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,002
Posted By okane
Presta Part 1: from the folks who gave you those...

Presta Part 1: from the folks who gave you those wonderful Huret drs that rank right up there with the Valentino (sp?) for uselessness. Definitely made by engineers with a solution looking for a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,373
Posted By okane
You be the judge!

Schwinn road/commuter bike. Just needs a once over and some oil on the chain, but is otherwise ready to ride. This bike was stripped down and cleaned/painted, and received new seat, tires, handle bar...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By okane
I too am very sick of hearing these drunk driver...

I too am very sick of hearing these drunk driver kills.... stories.

When the hell are we going to start punishing these people appropriately. We treat these cases as accidents!
Bullcrap! The...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By okane
See photo attached. This is one type available...

See photo attached. This is one type available but I installed a similar one from the parts bin. I use upright bars due to back injury and they work nicely. Just a flick of the finger to change...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By okane
Numb nuts scores again! My bad.....meant to list...

Numb nuts scores again! My bad.....meant to list 27 x 1 1/8" :crash:

1/8" would be a really narrow tire :lol:

I am aware of the brake reach issue as I have done this type conversion before,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By okane
replacing 27 1/8 with 700 wheels

AS the title says, looking to update an older ride with 700 wheels.

I want to mount tires the equivalent of 27 1/8. What size 700 wheel do I need?

One location listed options: 700 x 20/25 and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,373
Posted By okane
Love the rust holes (some rust?).....for...

Love the rust holes (some rust?).....for lighting. :lol:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By okane
Amazing.....In our area if you even take a hand...

Amazing.....In our area if you even take a hand off the quality bike at a decent price,someone will snatch it right out from under you. And you better be there at least an hour before the start time...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By okane
Not sure what you mean by damage to the upper...

Not sure what you mean by damage to the upper race area. Races are easily replaceable and if the damage is confined to the race, pop out the old and fit a new one.

If indeed the tube is damaged I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 325
Posted By okane
I feel safe and secure when my SA hub clicks. ...

I feel safe and secure when my SA hub clicks. Reminds me of the same feeling on my MG A's hearing the full pump click.....when it stopped ticking you were in trouble. Always carried a spare fuel...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By okane
Ditto on the non paint. I have 3 World Sports. ...

Ditto on the non paint. I have 3 World Sports.

Cheap to buy, easy to maintain, fun to ride. Parts are everywhere. I have many thousands of miles and hours of enjoyment over the years on these...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By okane
I know some people hate repos but it is one way...

I know some people hate repos but it is one way to get a ready to ride "classic style" bike for a bunch less than an original in similar condition. Plus, I buy my bikes in consideration of how it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By okane
Anybody else think that Zappa bicycle music thing...

Anybody else think that Zappa bicycle music thing qualifies as one of the top 10 dumbest skits on TV? Borrrrrrring!:(
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,373
Posted By okane
Huh?

What is this?



27" Men's Panasonic Sport 500 10 Speed Road Bike (http://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/5665289097.html)

27" Men's Panasonic Sport 500 10 Speed Road Bike. Good shape. $55.00.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-29-16, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,373
Posted By okane
Can't beat that hi tension steel!!!!!

Can't beat that hi tension steel!!!!!
Forum: Living Car Free 06-26-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,403
Posted By okane
I stopped reading the New York Times when I...

I stopped reading the New York Times when I realized that half of what I read was outright propaganda or fantasy, and the other half was too highly questionable to be labeled anything else but...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-26-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By okane
The SA hub is one of the most reliable pieces of...

The SA hub is one of the most reliable pieces of bicycle equipment. I rank it with the 60's VW Beetle on a get's the job done basis time after time with minimum maintenance.

I've had numerous SA...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-26-16, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By okane
I once used paint brush cleaner and it worked...

I once used paint brush cleaner and it worked without removing original paint, but watch out for pin stripes and don't use anything on the Schwinn screens that come off in a strong wind.

I put a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-22-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By okane
Cottered Cranks

are a torture device. Until I made a press (some one here or slsewhere deserves credit for the idea), I had nothing but trouble...see pix of my last effort where I had to cut the crank arm to get...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,373
Posted By okane
sometimes.....

I have Parkinson's and some days typing is very difficult. If I list something I put in the ad, "No texts, and phone number required for a response. Thank you."

Speaking with the responder gives...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13,138
Views: 1,554,373
Posted By okane
A while back, I put one of those axx hatchets on...

A while back, I put one of those axx hatchets on an old cruiser I had. Rode around the block and when I returned my voice was 1 octave higher and I couldn't pee for 6 hours. Would be a perfect way...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By okane
dorpped bearing law #3

Any bearing dropped on a hard surface will roll a minimum of 15 times the height from which the bearing was dropped to an unseen location unless within this distance there is a near by cellar drain...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-10-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By okane
Could also be an Eyegore!

Could also be an Eyegore!
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 06-10-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,746
Posted By okane
Started happening about 2 weeks ago. ...

Started happening about 2 weeks ago.





Did scan, deleted cache, no change... What isChicken Soup for the CPU? All I found were food recipes and book titles. Using IE

I don't have any...
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