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06-01-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By tallbikeman

Jax in my case I was racing in what was called...

Jax in my case I was racing in what was called the Ironman class at most races because it only allowed one speed bikes. If you have ever raced off road you know what a beat down that is on equipment...
05-30-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By tallbikeman

I recently found a brake track crack on a...

I recently found a brake track crack on a Velocity Chukker 700c rim on the back of one of my bikes. The rim is 15 years old, has 36 spokes, running on a Velo Orange hub. The brake track has quite a...
05-30-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,643
Posted By tallbikeman

Over the years I have experienced bad tubes from...

Over the years I have experienced bad tubes from different sources. My first foray into bad tubes was Walmart tubes that were splitting and holing with no obvious reasons why. I figured at the time...
05-29-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By tallbikeman

Great looking project. These types of...

Great looking project. These types of conversions always end up going all sorts of unexpected places sometimes. These old 27" wheel bikes can make a fine gravel bike conversion. Why change away...
05-29-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,646
Posted By tallbikeman

AARRGG you beat me to this line. I'll re phrase...

AARRGG you beat me to this line. I'll re phrase it. Because I'm an old fuddy duddy I prefer my screeching, cheap, long lasting, very fine stopping center pull Dia Comps I have on my upright bikes. ...
05-26-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By tallbikeman

As a bicycling Clyde the freewheel system is...

As a bicycling Clyde the freewheel system is inadequate for anyone over about 170lbs in weight. You will be bending axles just riding it around. As mentioned putting even more unsupported axle out...
05-26-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,268
Posted By tallbikeman

Mickmeister I looked up the rear derailleur...

Mickmeister I looked up the rear derailleur specification and the Shimano derailleur being used does not have a clutch on the jockey wheel chain tension take up arm. Derailleur bikes are terrible...
05-24-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By tallbikeman

I've helped people trying to repair a tubeless...

I've helped people trying to repair a tubeless tire. What a mess and you are back to tubes if you can't figure out where the hole is. I run 32mm tires on one of my gravel road bikes. I weigh...
05-24-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By tallbikeman

Saddle sores can be caused by high contact...

Saddle sores can be caused by high contact pressures between your sitz bones and the seat. Several years ago I switched to noseless saddles because of a prostatitus issue caused by the horns of my...
05-24-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By tallbikeman

I have had very good luck with Welgo platform...

I have had very good luck with Welgo platform pedals. I try to get as many studs as possible in my pedals for good shoe gripping ability. 8 to 10 studs per pedal side will be enough. I weigh in...
05-23-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By tallbikeman

In the early days of Klunker/Mountain biking I...

In the early days of Klunker/Mountain biking I used a Schwinn Varsity Klunker with 26" x 1.75" tires to race with in Northern California. I equipped my bike with a Favorit rear coaster brake and a...
05-23-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By tallbikeman

Thank you 2old for the tips. I've already...

Thank you 2old for the tips. I've already started looking. I still have this bike and have gotten some replacement components for it through normal wear and tear and component changes on my other...
05-09-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,190
Posted By tallbikeman

OWWWWW. Not fun.

OWWWWW. Not fun.
04-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,713
Posted By tallbikeman

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made...

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made Schwinn Sports Tourer and a 69cm Nishiki Sebring. Both bikes bought used and built frame up with new components. As you said you don't make money on...
04-05-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 416,826
Posted By tallbikeman

Bought the Columbia Torpedo off of the local...

Bought the Columbia Torpedo off of the local Craigslist for $75.00 dollars. The bike had surface rust but was generally in pretty good condition for such an old bicycle. The bearing races had wear...
03-29-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,730
Posted By tallbikeman

Glad you didn't get hurt. Hope you find a...

Glad you didn't get hurt. Hope you find a satisfactory answer to your seatpost issues.
03-28-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 40,299
Posted By tallbikeman

I'm glad to hear that you solved your problem. ...

I'm glad to hear that you solved your problem. Glad to hear about the charity. I have 5 bicycles and haven't bought or kept a given to me bike in years. Not so with my musical instruments. I do...
03-28-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 416,826
Posted By tallbikeman

Two down cruisers back on the road

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The bike in the foreground is a 1960...
03-28-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 40,299
Posted By tallbikeman

Base 2 did you ever get the proper headset? Do...

Base 2 did you ever get the proper headset? Do you still need the inside dimension for Worksman headset cups. I've noticed that there are differences between decades on Worksman bicycles. My...
03-28-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 40,299
Posted By tallbikeman

As you no doubt know this Worksman frame was set...

As you no doubt know this Worksman frame was set up to accept a gas engine and that is why the down tube is shaped the way it is. I noticed the slight bend in the seat post. Pretty common with...
03-22-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,999
Posted By tallbikeman

I had a neighbor years ago who wouldn't move to...

I had a neighbor years ago who wouldn't move to the side of the road for passing cars. He has been dead for several decades now having been unceremoniously run over by a car while riding in the...
03-22-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,999
Posted By tallbikeman

Never have a problem hearing traffic because my...

Never have a problem hearing traffic because my riding speed is between 10-15mph so I never hit that point where wind noise drowns out car noise.
03-22-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,012
Posted By tallbikeman

Vintage Schwinn thanks for the comments and your...

Vintage Schwinn thanks for the comments and your idea about Tallman Bicycles. Somehow I missed your reply at the time you wrote this. Right now I'm changing the brake levers to short pull levers. ...
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,713
Posted By tallbikeman

As was noted at beginning of the video these two...

As was noted at beginning of the video these two gentlemen alluded to a study done at a university lab, maybe in Switzerland, on this subject in which it was noted there is no power output difference...
03-15-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,713
Posted By tallbikeman

Scientific study has been done on this very...

Scientific study has been done on this very topic. Is being tied to your pedals so you can pull up, stabilize your foot, stop unwanted movement of your feet on the pedals better than just plain old...
03-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 416,826
Posted By tallbikeman

U Brakes started out very early in the mountain...

U Brakes started out very early in the mountain bike revolution because cantilever brakes mounted on the seat stays would bend the stays outward when applied. This diminished their effectiveness. ...
03-14-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 416,826
Posted By tallbikeman

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable...

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable riding bicycles. I like that this is a Chicago made Schwinn also. I ride a Varsity from the Chicago era that is still putting a great big smile on my...
03-14-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 416,826
Posted By tallbikeman

That is a seriously cool bicycle. Is that a...

That is a seriously cool bicycle. Is that a shifter on the rear seat stay? If so what type of hub and how many gears are you running? Is that a one off front fork. I just love the whole layout of...
03-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By tallbikeman

I have used Velocity's 700c deep V and 700c...

I have used Velocity's 700c deep V and 700c Chukkar rims at 260lbs with no problems at spoke holes. However one 700c wheelset I built had Velocity Blunt rims. The rear rim spoke holes started...
03-09-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By tallbikeman

Your are right again. All that happened was a...

Your are right again. All that happened was a threaded 1 1/8" threaded suspension fork was replaced with a 1 1/8" threadless suspension fork with appropriate headset change and change to a...
03-08-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By tallbikeman

I will almost guarantee that the Trek 4500 didnít...

I will almost guarantee that the Trek 4500 didnít have a 1 1/2Ē headset at any point in time...especially if it had a threaded headset to begin with. It had a 1 1/8Ē external cup headset. The...
03-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By tallbikeman

However, a frame issue has nothing to do with a...

However, a frame issue has nothing to do with a loose headset.[/QUOTE]

Quill stem is the correct word. I am a fan of quill stems. You are right on tracking instead of trail. Trek had a 1 1/2"...
03-08-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By tallbikeman

I've had to replace a front fork on a Trek 4500...

I've had to replace a front fork on a Trek 4500 bicycle. This fork locked up due to no maintenance a couple of years after I bought it used. I soon found out that this fork needed regular...
03-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By tallbikeman

Bad back from my 20's due to hard manual labor...

Bad back from my 20's due to hard manual labor jobs. As I got older these hard labor jobs finally made my back so bad that I had to change professions. I've blown out my back a bunch of times,...
03-07-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By tallbikeman

Trailangel you are so right. Any bicycle with...

Trailangel you are so right. Any bicycle with suspension components is a wearing out continuous maintenance headache. So many suspension bikes start having wheels that lean a little due to wear and...
03-04-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,721
Posted By tallbikeman

I remember when it became insistently fashionable...

I remember when it became insistently fashionable to run without shoes because it was so natural. Of course there is naturally a lot of broken glass everywhere, as my flat bicycle tires will attest,...
03-04-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,946
Posted By tallbikeman

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and...

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and presently own a Ryan Vanguard. None of my recumbent seats hurt me during rides. I'm using Spiderflex noseless saddles for my diamond frame bikes. This...
03-04-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,946
Posted By tallbikeman

I've owned a recumbent since the late 90's. When...

I've owned a recumbent since the late 90's. When saddle sores or hurting butt or lack of blood flow to the underlying unit from riding my beloved diamond framed bicycles crop up, the recumbent...
02-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By tallbikeman

I ride at and above your customers weight. I...

I ride at and above your customers weight. I like your Velocity rim idea. Deep V's are very stout and very fast. They have very little flex even at my weight. I use 36 hole Chukkar 700c rims on...
02-28-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By tallbikeman

Wonder Monkey if you haven't done much bicycle...

Wonder Monkey if you haven't done much bicycle maintenance before then the Sheldon Brown website is a good resource for information on maintenance practices and tools needed for just about everything...
02-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,940
Posted By tallbikeman

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat...

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat for two years before trading it out. I found that the Spongy Wonder gave me saddle sores where my sitz bones sat on the seat. This became a recurring...
02-21-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,713
Posted By tallbikeman

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

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I'm 6'5" at 260 lbs and ride older steel 10 speed bicycles...
02-21-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,713
Posted By tallbikeman

Recently bought some parts from Bicycle Warehouse...

Recently bought some parts from Bicycle Warehouse and they had an interesting banner which went like this. This seems to explain better than anything I've read lately on the shortage subject.October...
02-15-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,147
Posted By tallbikeman

Having done an Internet cruise through India's...

Having done an Internet cruise through India's bicycle online marketplace they seem to sell tons of cheap steel one speed bikes. They still sell 27"x1 1/4" wheel equipped bicycles there. That...
02-14-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,147
Posted By tallbikeman

I agree with you Eric. There are no reliable...

I agree with you Eric. There are no reliable bicycle industry statistics on frame, fork, and component failures. Not only that the bicycle industry worldwide is set up to automatically defeat any...
02-14-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,147
Posted By tallbikeman

The bike industry is a fashion industry. You are...

The bike industry is a fashion industry. You are so right about the industry just wanting to sell what it wants to sell. Make new component standards so new bikes can't use backwards compatible...
02-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,147
Posted By tallbikeman

Learn something new every day. Nice looking...

Learn something new every day. Nice looking steel bicycle.
02-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,713
Posted By tallbikeman

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. ...

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. Concerning freewheels. I thought that freewheels died out in the 90's when the cassette came along. I had to purchase a freewheel for an older bike...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,713
Posted By tallbikeman

Love this older Bianchi. Way Cool!!!

Love this older Bianchi. Way Cool!!!
02-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,515
Posted By tallbikeman

American bicycling was built on the one piece...

American bicycling was built on the one piece crank with press fit bearing cups in the frame. Frames were steel as were the bearing cups. Having serviced many of the older style (still being...
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