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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-03-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,036
Posted By kingsting
Did someone say "Boss Bike"? ;););) ...

Did someone say "Boss Bike"? ;););)

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-13-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,554,049
Posted By kingsting
Our Giant rep told me they changed the name of...

Our Giant rep told me they changed the name of the bike to Yukon in 1992 because the name turned people off... My girlfriend (who is now my wife) actually wanted one of these because of the name. We...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By kingsting
501618 Here is my 1942 model. I paid around...

501618

Here is my 1942 model. I paid around 400 for it a while back.

There is a lot of information out there on these bikes if you really dig and have a good online translator.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By kingsting
You're right, They are a little pricey on the...

You're right, They are a little pricey on the cold war website. It's been a while since I was on the site and I forgot what they were asking for them. Nice people there. They got me a couple small...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By kingsting
Both seem to be retail price so neither are a...

Both seem to be retail price so neither are a deal. The BSA is a much rarer bike. Swiss "militarvelos" had a long run and were made for many many years by several different manufacturers. I've owned...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-29-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 15,817
Posted By kingsting
501309 This is the prettiest non-pretty...

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This is the prettiest non-pretty picture of a bicycle component I have...

It's what once was a deep frozen Campy seatpost that I managed to break free from a 1974 Paramount frame. Both...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-28-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,548
Posted By kingsting
Searching for parts that I know I have. Hate...

Searching for parts that I know I have. Hate searching for some little trinket fastener/clamp/oddball hardware item that I know is stashed away **somewhere**. It's always the last thing you need to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,367
Posted By kingsting
Got an email from one of the Black Friday...

Got an email from one of the Black Friday websites today. Buydig.com has a special on a PCS-10 for $134.99

BuyDig.com - Park Tool PCS-10 Bike Home Mechanic Repair Stand (Ships out in 4 to 6...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-19-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By kingsting
Ah, that awful Diatech headset... They had no...

Ah, that awful Diatech headset... They had no star nuts and were tricky to preload and adjust when they were new...

From Sheldon Brown:

Servicing Bicycle Headsets...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-24-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
Posted By kingsting
Carlisle quit making bike tires in the early...

Carlisle quit making bike tires in the early 80's. They made many of the Schwinn-branded tires as well. There are probably some NOS examples still out there...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-31-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,127
Posted By kingsting
I'm always looking for an excuse to post a...

I'm always looking for an excuse to post a picture of my "unicorn"... :rolleyes:

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/kingsting/IMG_0206.jpg
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By kingsting
Vintage BMX has been hot for a while now but that...

Vintage BMX has been hot for a while now but that was mostly early examples or bikes that were scarce or expensive when they were new. Now I'm seeing some of the stuff that was fairly common back in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By kingsting
Learn something new every day on these forums! I...

Learn something new every day on these forums! I didn't know that the big bird Varsities used an alloy stem. But I have a 30" inseam so I don't pay a lot of attention to these tall boys... :rolleyes:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-07-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,149
Posted By kingsting
Like others above, a good workstand is my default...

Like others above, a good workstand is my default answer. It is still the best money I have ever spent when it comes to bike tools...

My favorite has to be this:
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By kingsting
Big Varsity.

Big Varsity.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,281
Posted By kingsting
You'll get a pile of different answers on this...

You'll get a pile of different answers on this one and probably all of them will be right as three speed hubs aren't real picky when it comes to oil. I've always used plain old non-detergent 30W...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11,210
Views: 1,012,265
Posted By kingsting
I've run across a few of these gold Raleighs over...

I've run across a few of these gold Raleighs over the years and they have been kind of a mystery to me. They seem have a different parts spec compared to a "traditional" Sports. The most obvious...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-02-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By kingsting
I've never seen those bars before. If they are an...

I've never seen those bars before. If they are an original Schwinn item, you might have something pretty rare. Try the forums on thecabe.com Those guys are pretty sharp on ballooners!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-02-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By kingsting
Probably one of the most common lamps of this...

Probably one of the most common lamps of this type. Looks like some of the nickel plating is gone as is part of the mounting bracket. Current price of $42 is still fair. I see these all the time at...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-07-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By kingsting
I'll be there again!

I'll be there again!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-22-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By kingsting
Flamboyant Lime is such a great color!

Flamboyant Lime is such a great color!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-22-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,459
Posted By kingsting
Is this it? ...

Is this it?

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll69/byesickle/shockster1.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-22-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By kingsting
I am a sucker for anything purple so of course...

I am a sucker for anything purple so of course this thing followed me home one day...

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/kingsting/violetvarsity.jpg

I get bored and strange thoughts run...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-22-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,688
Posted By kingsting
Every time this beautiful bike is posted, I feel...

Every time this beautiful bike is posted, I feel the need to put up a picture of mine as well...

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/kingsting/IMG_0206.jpg...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-07-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,548
Posted By kingsting
This headlight has been a favorite of mine for...

This headlight has been a favorite of mine for some time...

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/kingsting/vityheadlight-2.jpg

It goes well with my violet Typhoon. :)
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