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09-13-20, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Craigslist find

Found this on Craigslist Friday. Bought it on Saturday. He was irritated because the fellow who had replied before me was a no call, no show, so he offered it to me for $100. He was asking $150. He...
07-19-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Iron Horse

Go into introductions and say "welcome" to a...

Go into introductions and say "welcome" to a bunch of random new posts. 10 posts, done. Then post a close-up of the crank. We'll see if we can't come up with something to help.
07-19-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Iron Horse

Have you tried taking the hub apart to see what...

Have you tried taking the hub apart to see what might be wrong? They are pretty easy to do, and easy enough to find parts for. I had one that did as your does. Either acted as a fixed gear or, if I...
07-19-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Iron Horse

Can you post a picture of the bottom bracket?

Can you post a picture of the bottom bracket?
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Iron Horse

1984 Centurion Accordo RS

Good morning all!
A friend of mine in his 80's has decided to liquidate his bikes, as he has decided to quit riding. I have bought 4 of his vintage rides thus far, and am planning to buy a 5th next...
06-11-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Iron Horse

I have a bike almost exactly like that! Only...

I have a bike almost exactly like that! Only difference is the chain guard on the crank, and the matching "pie plate" on the rear wheel. Not near as pristine, but rides great even with its weight....
06-07-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

I'm afraid I would be extremely leary of putting...

I'm afraid I would be extremely leary of putting any weight on that rear rack. Your fender stay shifts, and there might be a mess.
04-03-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Thank you for the picture! It puts into...

Thank you for the picture! It puts into perspective what you and Bigchief put into words!
03-31-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

I have a 74 DL-1, could you explain what you are...

I have a 74 DL-1, could you explain what you are doing by leading the stirrup, please? I haven't done anything with mine yet, but when I do, I'd like to know how to efficiently set up the brakes....
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,891
Posted By Iron Horse

What is the copper bike on the right?

What is the copper bike on the right?
Forum: Commuting
01-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Iron Horse

Everything that is still on the bike still works...

Everything that is still on the bike still works to the best of my abilities to test it. I haven't checked all the threads yet, If I have to, I can always chase them with my dies (I hope).

I am...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Iron Horse

Thank you for that, Getting the chainline correct...

Thank you for that, Getting the chainline correct may be a challenge (knowing what I need, and where to find the "correct" items). I've never custom built a external geared bike before.

You asked...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Iron Horse

Cannondale Query

Good evening!
I was given a Cannondale C 300 frame and forks in extra large size that I would like to make into a commuter with some mild off road capability. I need it to also be able to pull a...
12-09-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,528
Posted By Iron Horse

Cool! Thanks!

Cool! Thanks!
12-08-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,528
Posted By Iron Horse

How do you like the Tioga wheels?

How do you like the Tioga wheels?
12-08-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Iron Horse

Thank you Gilesa, I bookmarked that site, and...

Thank you Gilesa, I bookmarked that site, and will peruse it tomorrow.
I am no electrician, My dad has tried to explain it to me many times in the past, but I only have a rudimentary grasp of the...
12-03-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Iron Horse

Touché. I stand thoroughly chastised. please...

Touché. I stand thoroughly chastised.
please include the ladies too.
12-03-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Iron Horse

Reflectalite lights

Evening gents!
I have a few vintage bikes that still use bottle generators (my choice) for their primary lighting (small town, ample light). I have noticed that the Reflectalite website has been...
09-24-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Thanks! I didn't either. Just found it by...

Thanks! I didn't either. Just found it by accident. Then trying to find one was a bit of a challenge.
Other than needing to be geared down, currently a 42/18. I plan on dropping to a 42/20 this...
09-22-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

A little different.

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Got a new toy!...
09-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Iron Horse

I have done a lot of powder coating to old single...

I have done a lot of powder coating to old single speeds that were more rust than color. Frame and fork ran me from $100 up. Add fenders and a chainguard, close to $200. This pricing is in Wichita,...
09-13-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,528
Posted By Iron Horse

Thanks! The rack is a Velo Orange large porteur....

Thanks! The rack is a Velo Orange large porteur. Cost about $165. Ordered from one of the relatively local bike shops. I had to cut off a bit of the tabs on the bottom of the rack, and drill out the...
09-02-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Pictures as requested. I noticed this morning...

Pictures as requested. I noticed this morning under better lighting conditions, that it appears there is a very faint "69" just above the word "three". Somebodies younger eyes will have to double...
09-01-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,424
Posted By Iron Horse

Two tips for getting your handgrips off. 1....

Two tips for getting your handgrips off.
1. Use an air nozzle and a screw driver. Wedge up on the lip of the handgrip with the screwdriver use the nozzle to blow the hand grip off, and
2. Find an...
09-01-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Raleigh Suburbe

I just recently came into posession of a 19?? Supurbe. Two questions. The Three speed is an AW, but there is no date stamped anywhere that I can see. However I have been known to be blind before......
09-01-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Thank you for that. I've been considering getting...

Thank you for that. I've been considering getting one for my Sports. Either that or a Zefal. Your review will be saving me a bit of money.
08-31-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 365,609
Posted By Iron Horse

The parrots are a nice touch. Hahaha!!!

The parrots are a nice touch. Hahaha!!!
08-18-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,207
Posted By Iron Horse

Replace the rear sprocket with a 20 - 22 tooth...

Replace the rear sprocket with a 20 - 22 tooth sprocket, and add a half link or link to your chain. Will set you back about $10, and less than a half hour of time. Have ridden mine around part of the...
07-19-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Thanks for the info on the 3 speed. I was going...

Thanks for the info on the 3 speed. I was going to tear it down and thoroughly clean it, but as I have never done a 3 speed before, your information is good to know. As to the teardown of the frame,...
07-19-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Huffy Sportsman

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06-30-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

I went out this morning, and the folder is far...

I went out this morning, and the folder is far enough back, and blocked enough, and I am lazy enough to not want to move a bunch of bikes in the heat, that I can't tell you which model, but her...
06-29-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Honestly, your rust doesn't look all that bad. I...

Honestly, your rust doesn't look all that bad. I had an all chrome fender that looked like it was ready for the trash or at least a media blaster. Took some 0 steel wool to it just to see, and quite...
06-29-19, 06:46 AM
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Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Good morning GNA, located outside of Wichita, but...

Good morning GNA, located outside of Wichita, but willing to travel some if need be. We make yearly trips to the Hays and Lawrence for events, so maybe....? I looked on epay as well and was also...
06-28-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

3speedslow, thank you for that idea! After...

3speedslow,
thank you for that idea! After showing her several examples, she reminded me she already has a folding bike.... Oh well...

Gna,
She told me that bike exactly the style she is...
06-28-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Hopefully not too silly a question. My wife...

Hopefully not too silly a question. My wife stands 4'8" in her stocking'd feet. She wants an older english style 3 speed to ride with me on mine. So far in my searches I have found two. A couple...
04-15-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Good evening! First off, thank you to all who...

Good evening!
First off, thank you to all who responded. Greatly appreciated!
Well I got a chance to look a little closer at the tires on the Tourist(/DL 1(?)), And the fella selling the bike must...
04-14-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23,156
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Iron Horse

Well, I found this at a local swap meet. I have...

Well, I found this at a local swap meet. I have always wanted a rod braked bike, now I have one. Hub says '74 AW. I haven't ridden it until I get the bearings checked out, but everything seems to...
04-14-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,528
Posted By Iron Horse

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My conversion. A 1979 Schwinn Sidewinder. Found this bike in the dumpster with...
11-25-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 798,903
Posted By Iron Horse

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Looking out at my back yard from the cozy comfort of my dining room. Will be a...
11-10-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By Iron Horse

Schwinn Sidewinder rebuild

Good day everyone!
I have a question. I found this bike in last years spring cleanup. The paint is fairly good, but it was missing the front rim and most of the driveline. I took it home as it is an...
06-24-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,085
Posted By Iron Horse

MY point was, I was explaining what has worked...

MY point was, I was explaining what has worked for me and my bicycle​​ for the OP. I do not NEED to do anything. What I am doing to MY bike, I have done for 30 years. ZERO problems. I will probably...
06-23-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,085
Posted By Iron Horse

Good morning squid! The knobs on the whitewall...

Good morning squid!
The knobs on the whitewall overlap very nicely so there is very little vibration. Only if you are riding in the 13-15 mph range do you notice it, and even then it is mild enough...
06-23-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,085
Posted By Iron Horse

I am carrying alot of weight if you didn't...

I am carrying alot of weight if you didn't notice. What works for me may not work for you. That was a suggestion to get started, not an order. Depending on what kind of riding the OP wants to do...
06-22-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,085
Posted By Iron Horse

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-26-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,970
Posted By Iron Horse

Idea

Find yourself any old cruiser +/- $50. Add decent seat +/- $50. Replace stock with 20 to 22 tooth sprocket to rear wheel +/- $6. New tires, $20-50. Extra long seatpost to get your derriere up where...
04-07-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By Iron Horse

I went to Newton to a shop who the owner has made...

I went to Newton to a shop who the owner has made the basement a salvage yard of sorts in search of parts for a Sears three speed that I am working on. The pictures don't do this place justice.
...
03-18-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By Iron Horse

Well, my not so little girl had a Girl Scout...

Well, my not so little girl had a Girl Scout thing in the big city of Salina, so Mom and I went riding around and exploring while my truck was in for an alignment at a nearby tire shop. After picking...
03-07-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By Iron Horse

Most all of my cruisers start out stock 44 tooth...

Most all of my cruisers start out stock 44 tooth front, 18 rear. That's unless you are running a skiptooth. If I have difficulty climbing with some of my heavyweights (60+pounds), I just gear down...
03-04-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 365,609
Posted By Iron Horse

do you happen to have a picture of that original...

do you happen to have a picture of that original seat that you could post please?
03-04-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By Iron Horse

Bicyclridr4life: Yes I was making pedal tracks...

Bicyclridr4life: Yes I was making pedal tracks later on. It was not fun. I wiped out three times going down a hill because of pedal tracks and extreme slickness. Bleah.

StephenH, I am not too...
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