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  1. Thread: Bent Axle?

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    Yup a 126mm five speed. Stunned me when I...

    Yup a 126mm five speed. Stunned me when I measured it. I wasn't about to argue.

    Thanks for the responses folks, It's pretty much a bar cruiser/local ride bike so I'll keep on chugg'n for now. ...
  2. Thread: Bent Axle?

    by tromper
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    Bent Axle?

    Howdy,

    I noticed some odd motion on the back of my ancient Nishiki last night when I had it up.
    It's a five speed freewheel with 126mm spacing and horizontal drops using an expensive rear wheel,...
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    Maybe even....Dare I say it...add "Grease" to the...

    Maybe even....Dare I say it...add "Grease" to the hubs vs. just thinking the word "Grease" at them (very hard). :rolleyes:
  4. IRD Defiant Freewheels - Any Recent Experiences

    Howdy,

    I've read how IRD had some issues with their first few generations of the Defiant, but I was curious if anybody had any reports, good:love:, bad:cry:, or ugly:eek:, of the more recent...
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    Haven't heard of them might be OK, but if they're...

    Haven't heard of them might be OK, but if they're in Hong Kong and you're not, then I'd be a bit leery of ordering from 'em in case you have to warranty something. For the stuff I buy I've found...
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    I've switched to a tablet, & a netbook for my non...

    I've switched to a tablet, & a netbook for my non home based needs, but I used one of these for my 16" laptop while I was doing that game. More of a retro look if that's what suits ya, & comes with a...
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    Check to make sure your shifter isn't installed...

    Check to make sure your shifter isn't installed wrong(backwards). I just played this game with an old Nishiki five speed. That was a good part of the issue.
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    It's interesting that the V looks like the older...

    It's interesting that the V looks like the older one, where the Honor more strongly resembles the newer (cheaper) unit.
    I did eventually get the springs, & pulleys working better on the old one &...
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    Take it to a shop. You are probably looking at a...

    Take it to a shop. You are probably looking at a new frame if it's as bad as that sounds.
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    Hmmf maybe I oughta go through the old one when I...

    Hmmf maybe I oughta go through the old one when I get some time. I left the "new" one in place since it seemed to have a little more life in it's pulley's; albeit I may swap it back now, purely for...
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    I'll second Mr. Thompson on this, I've done it a...

    I'll second Mr. Thompson on this, I've done it a few times myself, but will add a couple caveats.
    I am comfortable working on bikes.
    All my frames are all steel. It usually bends back with no...
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    Thanks for all your input folks:thumb:, I figured...

    Thanks for all your input folks:thumb:, I figured it out. There were two problems, the missing speednut/e-clip/c-clip (I ended up using an e-clip), & part of the shifting mechanism was backwards...
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    Adjusting Ancient Suntour Derailleur to

    Hi folks,

    I'm having trouble getting an Ancient Suntour Derailleur to hit all five gears.
    It's a model I've never worked with before, & since it's older than my wife I guess it's possibly shot.
    ...
  14. Kinda depends on what you're going to do with it,...

    Kinda depends on what you're going to do with it, & if you're into more of the retro thing as the Sugino would suggest, or want a more modern look.
    Being more of a retrogrouch than not, I'm a fan of...
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    I came to call it a super five since that's what...

    I came to call it a super five since that's what the bike was advertised as honestly. I didn't look at the tag closely until a short time ago, too busy pulling things apart to bring them up to...
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    Sure Hummer. Here ya go. Pics of the badge, the...

    Sure Hummer.
    Here ya go. Pics of the badge, the lower seat tube stickers, & bonus a pic of the bird on the chain guard, & the super nifty "Super Five" sticker. If I could replace 'em I'd even...
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    Thanks folks a chunk of dowel, & a rubber mallet...

    Thanks folks a chunk of dowel, & a rubber mallet got it "Ford Style"
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    Ashtabula Crank won't pull

    Hi folks,

    I have an Ashtabula crank on an ancient Nishiki Super 5 that doesn't quite want to pull.
    I'm mostly inclined to just work around it. Clean it, add some grease & close it, but I was...
  19. Looking for opinions/experiences on a Couple O' Items

    Howdy folks,
    I'm busy going through & rehabbing an ancient Nishiki Super 5.
    I'm replacing the wheels with bikeman4u's bolt-on alloy wheels (keeping 'em 27" cuz I'm dumb that way) & will need some...
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    Howdy Best I can figure this is an early 70's...

    Howdy
    Best I can figure this is an early 70's Nishiki Super 5. The Serial Number is KS94055
    The freewheel date code is NG, which for Maeda (Suntour) indicates July of 1971 per the vintage Trek...
  21. I must be missing something. If you're buying...

    I must be missing something. If you're buying cantilever brakes why are you looking at disc hubs?

    Beyond that my two bits would be that picking up the package deal isn't a bad way to start off. ...
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    Thanks, that's all good information.

    Thanks, that's all good information.
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    Giant Twist Freedom DX

    I'm looking into a Giant Twist Freedom DX for a bit over a grand.
    It's hypothetically new, but a couple years old.
    My needs for an Ebike are pretty basic. I have an 11 mile commute with a couple...
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    Heck for what it's worth I replaced my worn out...

    Heck for what it's worth I replaced my worn out Vittoria Randos (37 I think) with an old pair of conti contacts (37) I got in a trade a while back, & will note that though the randos served me well...
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    Paddling Gloves?

    Have heard that paddling gloves (used by rowers, kayakers etc) were good for winter commuting in the PAC NW since they're very waterproof & lightly insulated.

    Anybody tried 'em out? If so what...
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