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  1. But even for late '80s, isn't that bike in the OP...

    But even for late '80s, isn't that bike in the OP a bit awkward (and old-fashioned-- er, anachronistic for the late 80s??). That book, from which the image was taken, was quite a popular title, and...
  2. Don't you mean DOWN tube?...

    Don't you mean DOWN tube?
    http://www.columbinecycle.com/images/photos/earth_to_sky.jpg...
  3. Jesus ... I feel so stoopid for not findin' that...

    Jesus ... I feel so stoopid for not findin' that ...

    (Makes sense: Berto is from the SF Bay area ...Columbine Cycle Works
    P.O. Box 339 • Mendocino, California 95460-0339)

    The brakes are cool...
  4. Help identify this "loaded touring bicycle" (From book Frank J. Berto's 1988 book)

    Here's a page scan from pg. 34 of "Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bike" (by Frank. J. Berto, copyright 1988):
    (image link)
    ...
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    Sorry to press this issue ...but a MAJOR reason I...

    Sorry to press this issue ...but a MAJOR reason I post here is for my own reference ... if I can't find my own posts (not in BF database), I may be hesitant to post. Do the Mods or Forum Tech. Admin...
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    2014 posts missing from Profile stats.

    In my profile, I wanted to find a thread I started a few mos. back. ... but found it missing from Latest Posts and Started Threads. Also can't find via internal SE. Had to Google it:...
  7. Pffffft! With those tan tirez on there ... flats...

    Pffffft!
    With those tan tirez on there ... flats are the least of your worries .... Man that is one UGLY PIECE OF KIT ;)
  8. When manuf's or spec sheets only list ONE rim...

    When manuf's or spec sheets only list ONE rim width (i.e., inner or outer is not specified), I thought the default was inner.

    However, the confusion in this thread (as well as what we've gleaned...
  9. I'll let this one brew a bit ...

    I'll let this one brew a bit ...
  10. I measured with calipers. 27.5mm outside width....

    I measured with calipers. 27.5mm outside width. Not sure about inside.

    As far as the replacement tire ... Geax Street Runner Tire 26x1.6" seems like a decent choice ......
  11. Is high pressure important?

    What about pressure?

    Many suggest "high" pressure. Not sure what's high for my application. The Geax Street Runner 26 x 1.6" model has a suggested range of 45-75psi, but the 1.25" can go as high...
  12. Rim label says 27mm

    Thx for the chart. Not sure it's the correct one for MY Sun rims.

    The print on the stuck-on label on the Sun rims says "6000 Series alloy 559x27mm". I assume the default metric printed is the std....
  13. Min. tire width for 27mmx559mm Sun Rhyno Lite rims

    I have self-made "hybrid" bike that uses 27mmx559mm (i.e., 26") Sun Rhyno Lite rims with 26"x1.75" Continental Top Touring 2000 tires. These tires are awesome but have worn away after about 10 years...
  14. I assume mine is NOT a "yoke" but a "link wire"?...

    I assume mine is NOT a "yoke" but a "link wire"?
    http://imageshack.us/a/img203/1939/pipc.jpg
  15. Of course. Can't pass one up on you, huh? Darn!...

    Of course. Can't pass one up on you, huh? Darn!
    Yeah ... it's all about under-the-table rewards (usually precious metals), better housing units in the tower blocks, etc. for only a few...
  16. Some images of the genuine article at bottom ......

    Some images of the genuine article at bottom ... (Note + ATTN. Aztec, other cable manufs. ! These images and descriptions are GRAPHIC and damning. Hence, in the future, you could get sued ... so...
  17. The tightening issue may indeed be part of it....

    The tightening issue may indeed be part of it. Not likely for corrosion ... there would be discoloration...see OP. As far as SS cable ... I thought the Aztec PTFE I use was SS???
  18. Your comment is confusing, but then again your...

    Your comment is confusing, but then again your are (a) a bikeforums.net LIFER (with 29k Jesus-H-Christ posts in three yrs -- i.e., nothing better to do); and (b) from Or-ee-*** ... a Strange Piece...
  19. Yeah, I kinda agree ... but I dunno what it was...

    Yeah, I kinda agree ... but I dunno what it was about the ORIGINAL cable (and/or its adjustment) that kept it going for so long. BION, the rear brake cable (and all components except pads) are STILL...
  20. LOL!! "Too much to ask" ?? Really, dude? I mean...

    LOL!! "Too much to ask" ?? Really, dude? I mean you've made 29,906 posts since a only few mos. before my Join Date. I thought with such a YAPPING record , you'd be the last type to make a remark like...
  21. Front cantilever brake cable breaks at anchor

    The bike is orig. a Gary Fisher mountain "Advance", but converted to commute/utility bike, as shown ...
    http://khurramweb.com/images/Bike_refelector_safety_flash.JPG

    I replaced the orig (ca....
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    Okay ... the owner, from Germany got back with me...

    Okay ... the owner, from Germany got back with me ... it's a 'CONSUL' claimed to be 20-30yrs old and of 'typical, cheap mail-order' type.
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    Bianchigirll do you recall the music group called...

    Bianchigirll do you recall the music group called "Everything but the Girl"? WTF am I gettin' at? Everything but the answer ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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    Gotcha, bub ... any clues , then, on what it MAY...

    Gotcha, bub ... any clues , then, on what it MAY be ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ?
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    Identify the bike brand/model!

    Someone from Germany posted this in an Amazon review for the Continental Top Touring tire:

    http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/12/6f/332fc060ada04a9a60a51210.L._SX342_.jpg

    So, what's...
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