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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-06-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 17,970
Posted By lanciat
If you're interested in a detailed account of...

If you're interested in a detailed account of Schwinn's decline and ultimate downfall, check out the book "No Hands" by Judith Crown. Suffice it to say that, in addition to fundamental changes in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-06-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By lanciat
I use Super Lube synthetic grease in Derailleur...

I use Super Lube synthetic grease in Derailleur pulley bearings. Works great, and is widely available -- I picked up my last tube at my local Harbor Freight. Used it just a couple of days ago when...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-01-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,755
Posted By lanciat
I'm also riding a larger size now than I...

I'm also riding a larger size now than I historically used. Rode nothing but 56 cm frames for 25 years; now ride 58 cm or thereabouts. As others have noted (and as Grant at Rivendell has preached...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-01-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By lanciat
1990 Miyata Triple Cross Question

I have a 1990 Miyata Triple Cross whose chain rings have been swapped out over the years. Anyone know the original chain ring sizes on this bike? I've seen comparable specs of 50-40-30 and 48-38-28,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 25,925
Posted By lanciat
Rebuilding the front hub in my GT Tachyon. On the...

Rebuilding the front hub in my GT Tachyon. On the last few rides, the front wheel felt as if it was strangely elliptical. On disassembly, I found that both hub cones were pretty pitted. Miraculously,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,232
Posted By lanciat
1990 Miyata TripleCross (in "Concord Blue"): ...

1990 Miyata TripleCross (in "Concord Blue"):

505583
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By lanciat
A tough one. I'd tend to lean to the occasional...

A tough one. I'd tend to lean to the occasional ride, but I suspect my decision would be a lot more difficult if it was actually mine.

Nah -- ride it!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 905
Posted By lanciat
Now see, I'd go the other way -- White. It...

Now see, I'd go the other way -- White. It immediately puts me in mind of lovely Jack Taylors with box striping . . . . (oh, and a lot of classic Peugeots)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35,966
Views: 3,681,249
Posted By lanciat
Must resist urge to jump on plane . . . . .

Must resist urge to jump on plane . . . . .
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-19-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,194
Posted By lanciat
Simplex Retrofriction levers. 505447 ...

Simplex Retrofriction levers.

505447

(Making Homer Simpson drooling noise)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-19-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,793
Posted By lanciat
+1 on the Thomson zero offset post (although it...

+1 on the Thomson zero offset post (although it does not work on those frames where you really do need a bit of setback). I was always fond of the mid-80s Dura-Ace post. Very clean design, that.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-19-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,589
Posted By lanciat
[QUOTE=icepick_trotsky;18548865]At the risk of...

[QUOTE=icepick_trotsky;18548865]At the risk of zombie-ing an old thread, Ian Sutton of Icarus frames is putting out some beautiful work.

Worth the rise from the dead to see those photos!...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 224,725
Posted By lanciat
Because I am perversely attracted to hybrids,...

Because I am perversely attracted to hybrids, I've been looking for a Univega Via de Oro for a while (the one with the lurid purple/pink paint job). These are circa early to mid-90s. Did the Miyata...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,353
Posted By lanciat
I've happily used a Blackburn WS-1 stand for...

I've happily used a Blackburn WS-1 stand for years. Never a problem with tip-overs. They come up for sale now and again on CL and on eBay.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,423
Posted By lanciat
For me, really a question of distance. Since most...

For me, really a question of distance. Since most of my riding is now rando-type distance, no way I want to ride anything skinnier than a 28 mm over that distance -- it just beats me up too much to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By lanciat
Thanks, all. Very good stuff!

Thanks, all. Very good stuff!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By lanciat
650B Inflation Pressure?

Just mounted Panaracer Col de la Vies in 650B on my GT Tachyon (yeah, I know, 700D, but who cares -- the 650Bs fit!)

There's no marking on the tires themselves for recommended or maximum inflation...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By lanciat
Amen! A no brainer.

Amen! A no brainer.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By lanciat
Why do I never come across these deals?! Even if...

Why do I never come across these deals?! Even if it's only good for parts, you can't beat FREE.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-18-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By lanciat
The dent doesn't necessarily make the bike unsafe...

The dent doesn't necessarily make the bike unsafe to ride, but it really looks like hell. That, plus the fact that, as others have noted, the bike appears to have had a hard life, strongly suggests...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By lanciat
Once rust has been removed via the OA bath, I...

Once rust has been removed via the OA bath, I typically neutralize it by soaking in a mixture of baking soda and water, then thoroughly drying, then using frame saver. No need to disturb the part...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,128
Posted By lanciat
I've been "free pedaling" for years, ever since...

I've been "free pedaling" for years, ever since 20+ years of riding Look Delta pedals left me with a repetitive stress injury in the ball of my left foot (what my podiatrist calls "normal wear and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By lanciat
As said 13-year old boy (long ago and in a galaxy...

As said 13-year old boy (long ago and in a galaxy far, far away), I can attest that this is true about the Varsity. First bike I ever owned, and loved it. And you know what they say: you always hurt...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,037
Posted By lanciat
+ 1 on SunRace cassettes (and on KMC chains). My...

+ 1 on SunRace cassettes (and on KMC chains). My own experience has been that with 7 speeds (maybe even 8 speeds) and lower, the gradations between available chins/cassettes really don't matter all...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-14-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By lanciat
Replacement Left Crank Arm - Does Brand Matter?

While restoring an old Cannondale hybrid, I managed to strip the threads on the left side (non-drive side) crank arm while trying to remove the crank (much to my surprise, the Park crank puller...
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