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02-05-19, 06:12 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

I bet one of the mechanics had this poster on the...

I bet one of the mechanics had this poster on the wall near his bench!https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/619x960/zzz002378_po_2093f917ce81d5101c997ba3fa15cf17699be1aa.jpg
02-02-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,079
Posted By cycleheimer

OK, I usually turn away from ads with photos of...

OK, I usually turn away from ads with photos of bikes with safety levers. Stem shifters are another red flag. However, my Moto GT was different. It was my size, priced right, had SunTour down tube...
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Views: 599
Posted By cycleheimer

The SunTour bar-end shifters are worth the other...

The SunTour bar-end shifters are worth the other half of the price.
08-19-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By cycleheimer

'76 model with hi-ten frame.

'76 model with hi-ten frame.
08-18-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 6,284
Posted By cycleheimer

Too many people start wearing one only after an...

Too many people start wearing one only after an accident. Myself included. If Yogi Berra were a cyclist he probably would say, in regard to wearing a bike helmet, "you don't need one until you need...
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By cycleheimer

Things aren't moving that well in many areas....

Things aren't moving that well in many areas. Pick your battles wisely. Better quality bikes that you can use, and that are dirt cheap, is the way go.,
07-24-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By cycleheimer

Department store bike most likely from the...

Department store bike most likely from the mid-seventies+/-. They are not a Raleigh, and don't hold up as well. The Shimano stick shift may add value.
07-24-18, 05:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,314
Posted By cycleheimer

$1.65 seems to ring a bell. Youngsters can do the...

$1.65 seems to ring a bell. Youngsters can do the math and then figure out why we passed up better models that cost $40+ more.
07-22-18, 05:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,405
Posted By cycleheimer

I didn't think I'd like riding them, but I do....

I didn't think I'd like riding them, but I do. They are a blast. Great for those days when you wake up with the "bonk", and coffee can't turn it around for you. Otherwise, nothing beats the...
07-22-18, 05:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,405
Posted By cycleheimer

Right behind ya, bro! Fat and slow ain't the way...

Right behind ya, bro! Fat and slow ain't the way to go!
07-22-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,065
Posted By cycleheimer

I intalled Brooks Professionals and B17s on most...

I intalled Brooks Professionals and B17s on most of my road bikes. On my DX5000 I used an Ergon, which works great for me.


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07-21-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,601
Posted By cycleheimer

A few of my favorites are the early '70s Fuji...

A few of my favorites are the early '70s Fuji Special Road Racers (S-10-S), '76/'77 Centurion Super Lemans and the mid-seventies Motobecane Super Mirage (with a few changes). Bike offerings for the...
07-19-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By cycleheimer

I still have the box and everything for my '78...

I still have the box and everything for my '78 DT that I bought new, but I have ridden...
07-19-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,405
Posted By cycleheimer

The same stuff is pretty much all I see on the...

The same stuff is pretty much all I see on the local CL. The asking prices are at ridiculous "peak" levels, and it is mostly for junk. Personally, I am glad that things have cooled off a bit. It...
07-12-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 31,265
Posted By cycleheimer

Time flies! Almost 7 years since I posted this,...

Time flies! Almost 7 years since I posted this, and I still have the bike, packaging and everything else that came with it. I recently met the owners of the bike shop that it orinally came from (I...
07-12-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 31,265
Posted By cycleheimer

AND, I still have it 7 years after posting this....

AND, I still have it 7 years after posting this. Time flies! Still like new! I still even have the original box and everythingl Revently bumped into one of the shop owners...
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By cycleheimer

Probably not too much. Better pix, desciption...

Probably not too much. Better pix, desciption (condition, new parts and upgrades?), and approximate model year needed to justify appraisal of more than $75. The RRA was typically on the "entry-level"...
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By cycleheimer

Decent bike for most riders. Getting the correct...

Decent bike for most riders. Getting the correct frame size is 100% necessary. The market is dead is many places. If that is the case in your area, and the bike is too big or too small, proceed with...
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By cycleheimer

The model above it in the mid-70s, the Super...

The model above it in the mid-70s, the Super Lemans, was a different story. Some people, however, used a Schwinn Varsity for touring back then.
07-07-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,354
Posted By cycleheimer

[QUOTE=Chombi1;20431343]At 6'-1" tall, a 55.5cm...

[QUOTE=Chombi1;20431343]At 6'-1" tall, a 55.5cm frameset does sound a bit small for your height..
Most people over 5'-10" will find that size too small. You might fit a 60cm frame better, 58cm a...
07-07-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By cycleheimer

1959 Dawes Windrush

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Before the Galaxy there was the 8-speed Windrush. It had a straight gauge...
07-07-18, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By cycleheimer

I feel your pain. You are not alone. Mine was a...

I feel your pain. You are not alone. Mine was a Mercian King of Mercia with racks in my size for $50! :bang:
Replies: 5
Views: 4,722
Posted By cycleheimer

It was a heavy, entry level bike with a hi-ten...

It was a heavy, entry level bike with a hi-ten frame and steel rims from the mid-1970s. The Fuji line improved as you moved into the 1980s. If the thing were like new and at least had had newer...
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By cycleheimer

The boom is kind of over where I am. Probably due...

The boom is kind of over where I am. Probably due to bike share programs and very inexpensive new bikes, and bad experiences with old clunkers. You just see mostly the same overpriced stuff reposted...
07-04-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,072
Posted By cycleheimer

Keep an eye out for bike tools. Being an avid...

Keep an eye out for bike tools. Being an avid cyclist you might already have them. As R.J. mentioned, a bike repair stand is something you can use. Get a decent one that is sturdy, though. Keep an...
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