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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By chocula
So I've got my hands on a Hercullips! :) ...

So I've got my hands on a Hercullips! :)

Seriously, thanks for the guidance. This is my first entree into the murky world of re-branded bikes. Or maybe it's not, since my 199? Schwinn Mesa Runner...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-15-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By chocula
Help me understand my British Ranger from Chicago

Hello everyone:

I'm trying to get a handle on my latest flea market find. It's a Ranger three-speed with plenty of mentions of both Chicago and England. The date code on the S-A hub is 61. Some of...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By chocula
Thanks for the lead, RonH. We'll follow up on...

Thanks for the lead, RonH. We'll follow up on that. Wanted to share a little more coverage:

Connect Savannah: "Cycling into the Future"...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-08, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By chocula
Thanks for the words of support, Michael and...

Thanks for the words of support, Michael and RonH. We made the front page of the morning paper:

http://savannahnow.com/node/480538
...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-12-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By chocula
New advocacy group in Savannah, GA

On Monday, April 14 at 11 a.m., a press conference will be held in Downtown Savannah's Johnson Square to announce the launch of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. The group was organized to work through...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By chocula
New advocacy group and ride in Savannah, GA

On Monday, April 14 at 11 a.m., a press conference will be held in Downtown Savannah's Johnson Square to announce the launch of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. The group was organized to work through...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-31-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By chocula
I had seen the Schwinn you linked to above, but...

I had seen the Schwinn you linked to above, but in my mind it was a Paramount, so my searches for it had been fruitless. Thanks for sharing your Trek as well. Here's a before photo of my project...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-31-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By chocula
Thanks for the replies, everyone. And for not...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. And for not saying, "just measure the spacing, you big dummy," which is what I did after my post. Sorry I didn't do that beforehand. Turns out the spacing on the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By chocula
Nexus hub on Schwinn Traveler frame?

Hello everyone:

I regularly lurk here, but rarely post. But today I have a question. I'm working on a project based on a 1979 (I think) Schwinn Traveler frame. My goal is a low budget...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-03-07, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By chocula
Roger that. I had to read that manual many, many...

Roger that. I had to read that manual many, many times before I picked up the lingo.



That sounds like a pretty good idea. Offers another layer of defense against any perp who's determined to...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-03-07, 05:20 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 310,661
Posted By chocula
Thanks, Patrick. By the way, I really enjoy your...

Thanks, Patrick. By the way, I really enjoy your blog.
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-03-07, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By chocula
Yep. 27 inch wheels were the standard for older...

Yep. 27 inch wheels were the standard for older road bikes. Tires for them are still readily available. My local K-Mart stocks 27 inch tires, but none in the more modern 700C size.



There are...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-02-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,898
Posted By chocula
That was my solution to heel strike on my Nashbar...

That was my solution to heel strike on my Nashbar Townie grocery bag panniers. Also, I fastened the panniers to the rack with zip ties to keep them from migrating back forward. This had the added...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-02-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 310,661
Posted By chocula
Here's my 1989 Schwinn Mesa Runner (before...

Here's my 1989 Schwinn Mesa Runner (before Xtracycle conversion):

http://home.comcast.net/~bennett12/red_schwinn.jpg

Modifications:

Suntour Blaze crankset from a Specialized road bike
Nitto...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-02-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By chocula
I understand that you are wary of plastic...

I understand that you are wary of plastic fenders, put how about plastic and metal laminate? I've been very happy with SKS fenders (http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?catalogId=39&id=1079):
...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-01-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,962
Posted By chocula
I started messing around with bikes using general...

I started messing around with bikes using general purpose tools. I think if I drew a chart of my slowly increasing competence, it would correspond with the purchase of bike-specific tools. First tire...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-01-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By chocula
Thanks, Donna. I figured a U-Lock was in my...

Thanks, Donna. I figured a U-Lock was in my future. I'll try to make sure it's the near future. Any suggestions on where to apply it? For example, how would Sheldon's method...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-01-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By chocula
Xtracycle locking strategy?

With the addition of a Free Radical, the value of my battered 1989 Schwinn Mesa Runner has increased 500 percent (maybe more) overnight and I'm thinking I better employ extra security measures. I'm...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-20-07, 05:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,947
Posted By chocula
Like this? ...

Like this?

http://www.atlantabike.org/images/Bulb-out_w_bike_pass-thru.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-07-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By chocula
Where did you get the thumbshifters? (I'm in the...

Where did you get the thumbshifters? (I'm in the market for some now).
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 910,472
Posted By chocula
Thanks for the info, Bob. My father bought the...

Thanks for the info, Bob. My father bought the bike (and a matching women's model) new. He took them to a local LBS for a tune up last year and they told him they weren't worth putting money into....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 910,472
Posted By chocula
Four digit stamp = 3218.

Four digit stamp = 3218.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 910,472
Posted By chocula
Bob: Do you have scans of other 1980s...

Bob:

Do you have scans of other 1980s Schwinn MTB catalogs? I'm trying to find a catalog photo of my Mesa Runner. Photo here...
Forum: Commuting 07-02-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,722
Posted By chocula
I use a cheap Lands' End rain jacket during light...

I use a cheap Lands' End rain jacket during light sprinkles and a J&G Cyclewear rain cape for real downpours. Both live in my messenger bag so I'm always ready for the rain.
Forum: Commuting 06-29-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By chocula
Off topic, but has any one tried to order a 26"...

Off topic, but has any one tried to order a 26" Free Radical kit lately? When I ordered mine earlier this month, Xtracycle said they were out of stock until July 1. I've since received an e-mail...
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