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    It's just my size and my 60th Birthday is just...

    It's just my size and my 60th Birthday is just around the corner in case you wondering what to get me. ;) ;) ;)
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    About 25 years ago a young boy was struck and...

    About 25 years ago a young boy was struck and killed by lightning here while playing catch with his sister under a blue sky, the nearest clouds were 15 miles away.
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    Seat post success!

    Got the seat post out of the Schwinn Probe, this is what I found once I got it started upward. 95% of the marks are from someone's previous attempts. It appears they gave up and drove it back in,...
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    I find the bare wire ends near a wall outlet a...

    I find the bare wire ends near a wall outlet a little unsettling....... they wouldn't............ would they?! :eek::twitchy:
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    Mr. Haney stopped again yesterday and told me to...

    Mr. Haney stopped again yesterday and told me to stop by to look at another bike, 1989 Schwinn Probe. Not quite the gem the last one was but the price was right, even though it has a seriously stuck...
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    Finally got some pics but I won't bore you with...

    Finally got some pics but I won't bore you with them all. Derailleurs and hubs are Suntour XC Sport, paint isn't quite as good as I initially thought but still decent for it's age.
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    I always wondered if that meant the frame's...

    I always wondered if that meant the frame's lifetime, my lifetime or Schwinn's? Guess we know now......
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    A bit more than just the fork. Take a look at...

    A bit more than just the fork. Take a look at the top tube just behind the head tube.
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    Looks a lot like my Panasonic built '84 Tempo and...

    Looks a lot like my Panasonic built '84 Tempo and '83 Super Sport frames, that spot of blue on the back of the seat post about where the FD was matches the blue on my Super Sport. It has been...
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    Still no pics but it also has vertical dropouts...

    Still no pics but it also has vertical dropouts and integral derailleur hanger. No tubing decals. It hints at having decent tubing but I can't verify it.
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    Bought it, no good pics yet though. Crankset is a...

    Bought it, no good pics yet though. Crankset is a Sakae, Araya rims in REALLY good shape, SR slingshot stem and a Sun Tour roller cam brake in the back. It was a fairly nice bike back in the day. ...
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    Thanks, I've seen pics of an '82 Highlander and...

    Thanks, I've seen pics of an '82 Highlander and it was very similar except for the contrasting head tube and fork. The one I am going to look at has a "pepperoni" fork, which makes me think it is...
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    Takara Highlander?

    Going to look at a Takara Highlander MTB after work tomorrow. Just wondered if anyone had any info on these beyond what I was able to find in old threads? Looks really clean in the pictures and...
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    In 1984 they were third in line behind the Super Sport and Peloton in Schwinn's "Competition" series and built by Panasonic. The frame and fork were Tange Champion No. 2 chrome moly.
  15. My cousin has a late 80's Haro MTB he rode for...

    My cousin has a late 80's Haro MTB he rode for years that he wants to put back in service and was told "Can't get parts". He asked me about and I told him to bring it over and we'd make it like new,...
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    Oh yeah, totally agree, that particular bike is...

    Oh yeah, totally agree, that particular bike is WAY over priced. Now, if it was an Ironman........... I picked up a nice 1990 Diamond Back Centurion Interval frame awhile back and will be building...
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    6' 5"! LMAO, I'm 6' 1-1/2" and all my road bikes...

    6' 5"! LMAO, I'm 6' 1-1/2" and all my road bikes are this size.
  18. I had Jalapeno Pepper Ale from Bent River Brewery...

    I had Jalapeno Pepper Ale from Bent River Brewery in Rock Island, IL., very unique and very tasty.
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    I had the same thing happen to me, except I had...

    I had the same thing happen to me, except I had LOTS of witnesses and I landed in the grass. I started double knotting my laces or tucking them into the shoe after that.
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    Check auto restoration supply companies. Many...

    Check auto restoration supply companies. Many automotive data plates used brass drive pins to hold them on, GM especially. JMO but they look a lot classier than pop rivets or screws. You'll need a...
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    Yeah, you young guys are always in a rush...... ;)

    Yeah, you young guys are always in a rush...... ;)
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    Got it mixed up with the "Are you looking for one...

    Got it mixed up with the "Are you looking for one of these?" thread eh? I was going to say, that's a gorgeous bike.
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    Add me to the list. If that was a 25" frame,...

    Add me to the list. If that was a 25" frame, closer to me and I had an extra $800 right now I'd be seriously considering it.
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    Yeah, I keep forgetting I was around when they...

    Yeah, I keep forgetting I was around when they invented dirt LOL. Speaking of, "Mr. Haney" stopped by today and offered me a late 60's or early 70's 23-inch Schwinn Suburban 5 speed men's bike for...
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    Nice catch.:thumb: That should clean up nicely....

    Nice catch.:thumb: That should clean up nicely. It never fails to amaze me how people can let nice bikes deteriorate.
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