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09-15-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By PatTheSlat

That data is correct for Chicago built Schwinns,...

That data is correct for Chicago built Schwinns, but this is not a Chicago-built Schwinn. This is a 1990 Schwinn Cruiser- men's version pictured in the 1990 catalog:
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08-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By PatTheSlat

New or used? For new, one of the inexpensive...

New or used? For new, one of the inexpensive Shimano Altus derailleurs plus a claw mount adapter would work fine. Used, any long cage suntour would be a substantial upgrade.
08-20-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By PatTheSlat

84 World Sport was built by Giant, should be...

84 World Sport was built by Giant, should be standard size and thread for everything.
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By PatTheSlat

You must be in a more intelligent market than I...

You must be in a more intelligent market than I am- most buyers in my area won't read the description or look past the first photo.
08-17-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,418
Posted By PatTheSlat

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your...

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your original post to be "consumer grade" and something that wouldn't be owned by an enthusiast? You're comparing two different things here, and adding in a...
08-17-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 280,127
Posted By PatTheSlat

Anyone have a Suntour Mountech front derailleur...

Anyone have a Suntour Mountech front derailleur they could part with? Kicking myself for selling one cheap on here a couple years ago.
08-17-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 280,127
Posted By PatTheSlat

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Yours for the cost of shipping.
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By PatTheSlat

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the...

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the serial format and font and the original color visible on the fork steerer are a perfect match to the 1981 Miyata 1000 I'm working on right now (pic...
08-13-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,215,267
Posted By PatTheSlat

For anyone interested, the newer, MASSIVELY...

For anyone interested, the newer, MASSIVELY improved version of this is under $50 with coupon at Harbor Freight.
08-13-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By PatTheSlat

Seller should get some kind of award for managing...

Seller should get some kind of award for managing to take eighteen pictures without a single one showing the bike from the drive side.

Impossible to say what it is without photos of the dropouts,...
08-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By PatTheSlat

Doesn't look like the brake levers are integrated...

Doesn't look like the brake levers are integrated with the shifters on this, so it shouldn't be a problem to swap the levers and keep the shifters...
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By PatTheSlat

I'd say '74 is about right, looks like a typical...

I'd say '74 is about right, looks like a typical low-end 70s bike-boom road bike. Cottered cranks, steel rims, no-name steel center pull brakes. I wasn't around in the 70s but my understanding is...
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By PatTheSlat

No matter what I do I can't get the rear brake...

No matter what I do I can't get the rear brake cable routing to look right to me. It looks wrong both ways to my eye. Oh well.
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By PatTheSlat

Made in Taiwan and as far as I know the "G0486"...

Made in Taiwan and as far as I know the "G0486" on the bottom bracket shell indicates Giant, April 1986- this is the first Concord I've picked up that wasn't a Kuwahara. Interestingly in the...
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By PatTheSlat

Pic assist:...

Pic assist: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/524318

We're gonna need a way more zoomed out view of the bike for us to be able to tell you anything.
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By PatTheSlat

Where's the frame damage? Looks like maybe drive...

Where's the frame damage? Looks like maybe drive side rear dropout?

Strange that they evidently were running a claw mount RD on a bike with a hanger on the dropout.
08-07-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By PatTheSlat

These make great bikes for beginner and casual...

These make great bikes for beginner and casual cyclists. Keep in mind for next time though that you should swap to the correct brake levers when you put V-brakes on a bike (different amounts of...
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By PatTheSlat

How would you price this 80s steel touring bike?

Having trouble deciding what to price this at and curious to see what others here think.

63cm frame, 4130 main triangle, cantis, has a rear rack and mounting points on the fork for a front....
08-05-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By PatTheSlat

As a fan of big cushion-y tires I like these a...

As a fan of big cushion-y tires I like these a lot but be warned they run closer to 35mm- by my measurements they're 4mm wider than the ubiquitous Kenda gumwalls on the same rim (30.5mm vs 34.5mm).
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By PatTheSlat

Yes

Yes
08-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By PatTheSlat

I have one of these, which works somewhat well if...

I have one of these, which works somewhat well if you're not frequently accessing the "inner" bikes: https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-bike-storage-61231.html
08-04-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By PatTheSlat

If you need new 27" tires this year you're...

If you need new 27" tires this year you're probably going to have to take whatever you can get your hands on, and feel lucky you were able to get them. I understand that QBP (wholesale supplier for...
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By PatTheSlat

I weigh 270 so I'm speaking from some experience...

I weigh 270 so I'm speaking from some experience here, I would definitely get rid of those 23c tires. It looks like you *might* be able to fit 28s on there but it could be pretty tight on the front....
08-03-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By PatTheSlat

I've considered doing the "picture of text" thing...

I've considered doing the "picture of text" thing for my listings simply because so few buyers will actually read the description. They just look at the pictures and send me messages asking...
08-02-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By PatTheSlat

I would go for the long cage GT derailleur partly...

I would go for the long cage GT derailleur partly because it would enable you to easily upgrade to a triple up front further down the road, if you chose to do so. Of course that would require a...
08-02-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 280,127
Posted By PatTheSlat

Looking for a set of basic non-aero hooded Dia...

Looking for a set of basic non-aero hooded Dia Compe brake levers with quick releases on the handles. Prefer the type without the adjusters on them. Need them for an '81 Miyata 1000 I picked up.
...
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By PatTheSlat

I would recommend heading over to the CABE at...

I would recommend heading over to the CABE at https://thecabe.com/forum/ as they are a lot more well versed in this style of bicycle than most of us here.
08-01-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By PatTheSlat

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/26834895...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/268348954596116/
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08-01-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By PatTheSlat

Good eye, I agree, looks bent. Would be hard to...

Good eye, I agree, looks bent. Would be hard to bend back in that spot too.
07-28-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By PatTheSlat

Any giants looking for a Voyageur? ...

Any giants looking for a Voyageur?
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2332724213702088/...
07-26-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By PatTheSlat

Some "all-in-one" screwdrivers will fit over...

Some "all-in-one" screwdrivers will fit over those nuts if you take the bit out of them.
07-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By PatTheSlat

Scroll all the way to the bottom of a page and...

Scroll all the way to the bottom of a page and there is a drop-down menu at the bottom left with different forum themes.
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By PatTheSlat

UH. :eek:

UH. :eek:
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By PatTheSlat

Suntour BL is reasonably nice but not...

Suntour BL is reasonably nice but not particularly valuable. This is still a vintage steel Trek frame, if I saw this mess sitting somewhere for $50-75 I'd grab it but I don't think I'd go much more...
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By PatTheSlat

I had a cracked Trek Aluminum frame like this...

I had a cracked Trek Aluminum frame like this years ago, I inquired around and consensus was that it couldn't be welded reliably since the frame was heat treated.
07-18-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,658,479
Posted By PatTheSlat

Can you let me know if you find any double-ended...

Can you let me know if you find any double-ended Raleigh brake cables in those treasure boxes?
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By PatTheSlat

Wow I don't think I've ever seen one of these...

Wow I don't think I've ever seen one of these before- according to the catalog, double butted Reynolds 531 and first gen Dura Ace. Not sure of the value but a very, very nice bike for sure.
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By PatTheSlat

Looks like someone ground off the cantilever...

Looks like someone ground off the cantilever brake mounting posts. Maybe a fixed gear conversion at some point in its life.
06-28-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By PatTheSlat

Beautiful Trek in northeast Ohio. Surprised it's...

Beautiful Trek in northeast Ohio. Surprised it's still available at this price. Messaged the seller, it's a 24" frame....
06-22-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By PatTheSlat

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-14-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By PatTheSlat

Yeah I say "strange" in that the ad keeps saying...

Yeah I say "strange" in that the ad keeps saying "for a client" as if some kind of professional broker was selling it but the pictures and presentation are total crap.
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By PatTheSlat

Photo help:...

Photo help: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/18155207

Nothing super valuable but may be interesting to 3 speed enthusiasts due to the older age. They'll probably clean up nice in the hands of...
06-13-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By PatTheSlat

Rough looking Paramount in Western PA. Looks...

Rough looking Paramount in Western PA. Looks like possibly a 54cm P15 with a Crane GS RD. Strange ad.
...
07-08-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By PatTheSlat

Should work fine.

Should work fine.
06-19-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,253
Posted By PatTheSlat

I am solidly on the "fork is bent"...

I am solidly on the "fork is bent" bandwagon.
06-19-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By PatTheSlat

Is the paint chipped and sc****d away or just...

Is the paint chipped and sc****d away or just faded and discolored? You'd be surprised what an hour with a polishing rag and some Meguiar's Ultimate Compound followed by some carnuba wax can do.
...
06-18-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By PatTheSlat

The Sprint was a step above Cyclone in late-80s...

The Sprint was a step above Cyclone in late-80s Suntour world. I have two Sprint RDs in my parts bin and both have sealed bearing pulleys so those pulleys yours came with may not be original.

For...
06-17-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By PatTheSlat

Check and see if that's one of the Shimano...

Check and see if that's one of the Shimano cranksets that was recalled in the late 90s. If so- and you can find a bike shop willing to facilitate- the recall is still active (or was, as of about 5...
06-17-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,456
Posted By PatTheSlat

Good luck on this one- since so many parts are...

Good luck on this one- since so many parts are shared with the much more valuable boys stingrays, finding reasonably priced parts may be a struggle. I can set you up with a headset and maybe a few...
06-11-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By PatTheSlat

The good news: I have four of these shifters. The...

The good news: I have four of these shifters. The bad news: Every one of them is broken in the same way as yours.

After scouring ebay, I can find ONE listing for under $50, and it's the older...
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