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  1. Looks very slick. :thumb:

    Looks very slick. :thumb:
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    Rode over to BICAS, the Tucson bike co-op, for an...

    Rode over to BICAS, the Tucson bike co-op, for an RD and assorted whatnots. Snapped a pic of the Super Sport in front of the rust-and-chrome saguaro while I was there....
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    That's cheating, but not a half-bad idea. Going...

    That's cheating, but not a half-bad idea. Going to the co-op tomorrow. Maybe I'll pick one up.
    Now c'mon... make the tough choice! :lol:
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    Here's the one we're talking about: Lark Black...

    Here's the one we're talking about: Lark Black (2nd style) I guess I dated it incorrectly in the original post.
    Condition is very nearly as pictured.

    The Sprint is in no condition to fetch a...
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    Lark or Sprint?

    It's the ultimate derailleur question, perhaps unanswerable by all but the wisest, and yet I shall ask:

    Shimano Lark (black, circa 1967) in very good condition, or Schwinn Sprint (Huret, 1964)...
  6. Hmmmm. Protection from theft. At home? Big black...

    Hmmmm. Protection from theft.
    At home? Big black dog.
    Elsewhere? Various and sundry locking devices.

    The real question: Even with GPS slapped on your velocipede, are the police gonna roll out...
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    I tested the turpentine then transmission fluid...

    I tested the turpentine then transmission fluid theory of freewheel lubrication. Will ride it tomorrow, but looks and sounds clean as heck from here.
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    Sticky: Wanted: 60s/70s Schwinn 5-speed stem shifter....

    Wanted: 60s/70s Schwinn 5-speed stem shifter. Single lever. Not concerned about condition , just as long as it's whole.
    Shoot me a PM if you've got one lying around and we can figure out details....
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    I had this problem with the BarCons on my...

    I had this problem with the BarCons on my commuter. Surprisingly easy fix (thanks to these guys).
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    The set pictured came off some Dia Compe 500s....

    The set pictured came off some Dia Compe 500s. Seem sturdy enough, but the brakes look cleaner without 'em. They'll hang out in the same little ziplock as the lawyer clips, probably forever, but who...
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    I'll make sure to keep an eye on 'em when they...

    I'll make sure to keep an eye on 'em when they show up to change my... oh wait. :notamused: hahahaha
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    :lol:

    :lol:
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    Awesome. Figured it was one of the comical three...

    Awesome. Figured it was one of the comical three I offered up. Seems kind of ... unnecessary and frivolous, doesn't it?
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    Brake Thingies. Or Something. What?

    What the heck are these things?

    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j160/JohnnyDebauchery/brakethingies_zps27fb2017.jpg

    Spoke protectors for my brakes? Tire guides for quick-change excellence?...
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    What Gresp said. Oral syringe in the children's...

    What Gresp said. Oral syringe in the children's section of the grocery store.
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    Hate to post right behind my post, but I just got...

    Hate to post right behind my post, but I just got back from a quick (unprotected!) 20-mile jaunt and holy hell, my freewheel has needed attention since the day I brought the bike home and I just...
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    One of my goals is ownership of a classic Eddy...

    One of my goals is ownership of a classic Eddy Merckx. Beautiful bike. Love the orange.
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    So it WAS always there, just to varying degrees....

    So it WAS always there, just to varying degrees. You guys are awesome. Education rules. :thumb:

    Now that we're on freewheels, the lubricant I had on hand was Kleenbore Formula 3 g-u-n conditioner....
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    Does Sansin/Sunshine have any relation to...

    Does Sansin/Sunshine have any relation to Suntour? If so I've got a nice chrome number for ya, no charge.




    Great truths veiled in epic hillarity. Love it. :thumb:
  20. For me, reading this thread, your efforts were...

    For me, reading this thread, your efforts were TOTALLY worth it.
    Now go buy a fork, amigo. ;)
  21. Panasonic DX-3000...

    Panasonic DX-3000. Some light research says this is the more desirable year in the DX's line, so thought I'd post it. Price is nice and condition isn't bad either on first glance.
    Are you really...
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    Okay, so I lubed the freewheel as per Sheldon...

    Okay, so I lubed the freewheel as per Sheldon Brown's description. 45-degrees, oil between moving/stationary parts, etc. Still getting some slight rearward rotation of the wheel though. Starting to...
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    Okay, well at least my biggest concern is...

    Okay, well at least my biggest concern is alleviated, that being direct wear on the hub by the freewheel. But if I rotate the pedals backward with the bike on the stand the wheel will gradually start...
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    Spoke Protector as Spacer?

    I just removed the dork disc from my '84 Schwinn Tempo, now that I know it goes by such a moniker. I put things back together and now there is slight friction between (I believe) the freewheel and...
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    So who's the dork now? Yep. That'd be me. Sans...

    So who's the dork now? Yep. That'd be me.

    Sans disk, I have a new source of friction. It's very slight, but enough to gradually start the wheel turning backward with backpedaling; my guess is...
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