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    Schwinn Voyageur Finished! GREAT RIDE!

    Acquired this 1988/89 Voyageur not long a go and finished the restoration. Another dirt and grease ball. All original except for color matched fluted seat post, Avocet Touring II saddle. New Conti...
  2. Finished Cannondale ST500 and ST400 LL Bean

    Worked on the 1985 ST500 on and off this fall. Bought as a frame only with rack, BB, headset. Painted rack to match. Added Deore drivetrain and Shimano crank. All original paint on frame. ...
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    A lot of memories. Some I'd like to forget. ...

    A lot of memories. Some I'd like to forget. State Champ in Time Trial and Road Racing. Raced with USCF cat 2. Major Taylor Velodrome in Indy, Bike leg in triathlons for multiple teams. Racing to...
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    My 2 cents

    Lezyne alloy floor pump. I used a Silca for 25 years and thought I would never find a better pump. Bought a Lezyne alloy floor pump and never looked back. Also use the HP mini pump. NEVER had a...
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    I rode the NT last year for 4 days in October. ...

    I rode the NT last year for 4 days in October. Perfect time IMHO. Cool nights and 65-75 degree days. The friendliest bike town I've ever encountered was in Collinwood, TN about 18 miles form the...
  6. I truly hope this doesn't offend anyone. I...

    I truly hope this doesn't offend anyone. I thought the guy was very creative.
  7. You won't believe this craigslist ad...... bahahahah

    TANDEM BIKE FOR SALE
  8. Thanks. I have a good relationship with our only...

    Thanks. I have a good relationship with our only cobbler in town. May try to mod some of my shoes.
  9. Touring shoe???? With platforms and clips

    I have a pair of Pearl Izumi spd shoes that I find very difficult to use on platform pedals with toe clips. I'm always find it difficult to insert the toe after flipping the pedal and when inserted...
  10. I learned to ignore hills after doing the Hilly...

    I learned to ignore hills after doing the Hilly Hundred in Bloomington, Indiana a few times. Don't even think about them now. Lived in flat northern Indiana then and now live in HILLY Kentucky. I...
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    I weigh 180lbs and the Titanico X (with cutout)...

    I weigh 180lbs and the Titanico X (with cutout) in true leather is GREAT! I've talked to lighter riders and they all have preferred the true leather. Fact is...... I bought mine two day before a 4...
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    There is a good explanation and examples at: ...

    There is a good explanation and examples at: All About Bicycle Chainline
    Also, if my memeory serves me right most all doubles (as on your 1981 voyageur 11.8 are 42.5 to 43.5 and your bike uses a...
  13. Got it!

    OK............... color me stupid again! The M5 is correct. Tried a couple of M5 and couldn't get it to start on the thread. Finally looked at the stud real close and there was a nub/burr at the...
  14. Thanks everyone! The washer is there just no...

    Thanks everyone! The washer is there just no nut. I wish the guy had listed it as parts only. Our bike shop does have a parts bin I can go through. Believe it or not we have a store called "The...
  15. Shimano Deore Dx rear Derailleur. I screwed up.

    OK...... Right up front....... I screwed up. I purchased a Deore DX M650 rear derailleur on the auction site and did not notice it did not have the capture nut that secures the cable. I know, I...
  16. You use flat washers on alloy frames. The curved...

    You use flat washers on alloy frames. The curved ones won't work. Tried all positions. All shimano shifters I have ever had came with both curved and flat washers. They are identical in terms of...
  17. NEED HELP! Shimano sl-6400 7 speed front down tube shifter problem

    I'm working on a vintage touring build and it is an alloy frame. The LEFT Front 600 SL-6400 shifter does not have a stop when the lever is rotated back toward the down tube. It just keeps on...
  18. Will do! Thanks.

    Will do! Thanks.
  19. As for size........ like this one on the auction...

    As for size........ like this one on the auction site. I guess they were about 6-7" ????? White is my first choice after that.... any color. I need 2 of them. shipping to 42104 Let me know the...
  20. Whooo Hoooo....... I just looked on ebay under...

    Whooo Hoooo....... I just looked on ebay under vintage. I cannot believe the prices for the old water bottles! Anywhere from $45 to over $100 bucks. I don't want logos or colors. White is fine. ...
  21. You know..... I don't really remember the height...

    You know..... I don't really remember the height of the old ones. I should, lord knows I wore out a bunch and then tossed them. The one in the pic actually looks taller than the ones I remember
  22. water bottles......... old school short ones

    Hey everyone! Does anyone have any or know if the short old school water bottles are still made? Need a couple. Thanks for your time. jgs
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    I swear by the line of NEMO Tents. I use a Nano...

    I swear by the line of NEMO Tents. I use a Nano model. Now change somewhat and called the Obi 2P. I use their other tents for backpacking. Always bomb proof and NEVER leak a drop. Their designs...
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    I understood the point! I posted an apology. ...

    I understood the point! I posted an apology. Plus, I did thank everyone for their help. My POINT was... I asked a question about serial numbers. I didn't understand or believe someone was going...
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    Yes, it was inconsiderate. I agree. Again, I...

    Yes, it was inconsiderate. I agree. Again, I apologize. But I do feel if someone had requested the post I would have been glad to provide it. It was originally a simple question of who put serial...
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