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  1. The stem looks original to me ( looking at the...

    The stem looks original to me ( looking at the catalog ) just because it looks gold now it was black, I have a bunch of anodized parts that look gold after years of being in the sun and weather &...
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    Thanks, he got the decals off of someone on Ebay,...

    Thanks, he got the decals off of someone on Ebay, he bought two sets one in black & one in red as he wasn't sure as to what color he was going to paint it when he got them. The red isn't as red as it...
  3. Mongoose was a big BMX company, that's where they...

    Mongoose was a big BMX company, that's where they started then they started building ATB & MTB's in the 80's. The clamp he is talking about is the one holding the seat to the post, it is on backwards...
  4. I am 99% sure it is a Mongoose ATB, I have been...

    I am 99% sure it is a Mongoose ATB, I have been searching Google images and there are a few 1985 & 86's that look just like your bike with the same components, the rear brake cable hanger & fork is...
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    Here are a few pics of a 1993 Bianchi Europa I...

    Here are a few pics of a 1993 Bianchi Europa I picked up at a yard sale for $50 a few yrs ago ( I paid too much ). I traded it as found for my 1985 Centurion Elite RS and was to get the Bianchi in...
  6. Pre index shifting and cable routing puts it...

    Pre index shifting and cable routing puts it earlier than a 86 I would think, it's a great looking bike & it reminds me of a early Mongoose except I don't know if any of them had internal cable...
  7. I run across this from time to time, Suntour made...

    I run across this from time to time, Suntour made a plastic bushing that would allow you to use a FD with a 28.6 clamp on the smaller tube sizes. I had a bag of them but only have a few left now as I...
  8. Thread: Lbs

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    ^ What does that have to do with tipping a...

    ^ What does that have to do with tipping a mechanic or anybody else in the good old USA ^


    Glenn
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    Glenn

    Glenn
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    Being on both sides of the counter ( as a...

    Being on both sides of the counter ( as a customer & a mechanic ) it is nice when someone gives you a tip, it shows that you & the work you did are appreciated. I tip if a mechanic does me a Solid,...
  11. Before I started selling used bikes I used to...

    Before I started selling used bikes I used to sell & repair power equipment & motorcycles out of my home garage while I was a head mechanic at a rental equipment place. I remember my manager asking...
  12. There isn't a lot of competition in my area with...

    There isn't a lot of competition in my area with our shop being the best at what there is to offer. I also have just a natural mechanical ability & learn very quickly at whatever repair field I jump...
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    For cheap new & used pedals I do it like SB...

    For cheap new & used pedals I do it like SB except I use Phil Tenacious Oil, I will sometimes use my air blow tool to force oil to the outside bearings or just let them sit overnight in my vice. The...
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    Missed this the first time around, here's a few...

    Missed this the first time around, here's a few of the purple bikes we have/had.

    Glenn

    1972 Schwinn Fair Lady Sting Ray built for my best friends little girl,...
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    I have had my big bottle of Antiseize for about...

    I have had my big bottle of Antiseize for about 25yrs & it's just about empty & will need another soon. I mostly use it on Aluminum framed bikes around here because of the salt air, grease doesn't...
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    That would be something to try, when I use OA I...

    That would be something to try, when I use OA I set up a tub with a warming tray under it and use a small pump from a table side rock fountain to keep the water & acid circulating. It helps with...
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    I picked up a gal of Evaporust on sale at Auto...

    I picked up a gal of Evaporust on sale at Auto Zone for $16.99 a couple of months ago just to try it out. I had mixed results, on a few chrome bike parts I tried, it worked pretty good with just a...
  18. Very common problem with the Shimano 3spd...

    Very common problem with the Shimano 3spd shifters, I have picked up whole junk bikes just because the shifter wasn't broke yet. I don't know if Shimano still sells them or not I never tried to get...
  19. Cool bike, it is a Raleigh but it is a re-issue...

    Cool bike, it is a Raleigh but it is a re-issue not a original Raleigh Chopper. You can tell by the grip shift 3spd setup, the three piece square tapered crankset and the V-brakes for one thing (...
  20. Thread: Bar taping

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    My computer had a moment while I was typing this...

    My computer had a moment while I was typing this is what I meant to say lol.

    Sorry Guys/Gals, wasn't here to answer your questions, yes the silicone runs down the center of the Rav-X tape but it...
  21. Thread: Bar taping

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    Sorry Guy/Gals, wasn't here to answer your...

    Sorry Guy/Gals, wasn't here to answer your questions, yes the silicone runs down the center of the Rav-X tape but it is pretty wide and for $12.99 it is two rolls with plenty left over for most bars...
  22. Thread: Bar taping

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    This is what I have been using, RavX Cottonwrap ?...

    This is what I have been using, RavX Cottonwrap ? RAVX Design I love the look & feel of cotton bar tape but I have pretty bad nerve damage to my hands & fingers and needed something with more...
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    I would buy that bike all day long for $50, nice...

    I would buy that bike all day long for $50, nice score! I am not a huge fan of grip shifters on my own stuff but the SRT 800 X-Rays you have are pretty nice & I just picked up three pairs of them to...
  24. As others have stated it's more in the stem then...

    As others have stated it's more in the stem then the bars for a upright seating position, here are two pictures of two different bikes with two different pairs of bars but the same stem. The Bianchi...
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    I got a bunch of NOS Sadem saddles from a friend...

    I got a bunch of NOS Sadem saddles from a friend who gave me all of his parts from his closed bike shop and that's where he got them from. They are pretty nice saddles with thick leather, I kept a...
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