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12-20-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,621
Posted By balindamood

All of my regular riders have been converted to...

All of my regular riders have been converted to half-step.
12-10-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By balindamood

The 1986 and 1987 PSN10's were British. I have...

The 1986 and 1987 PSN10's were British. I have worked on some older ones, but do not recall what year they changed. My guess is 1982-84. You ought to be able to tell by the markings on the bottom...
12-06-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By balindamood

Yeah...kinda neat. Nice score.

Yeah...kinda neat.

Nice score.
12-05-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By balindamood

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Not sure if it is old enough; 1997 SwissCross, mostly orginal.
11-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By balindamood

KOM was "King of the Mountain" it basically...

KOM was "King of the Mountain" it basically replaced the Cimarron as Schwinn's top of the line MTB offering. It did not last long...a year or two before it moved to Paramount branded.

The Schwinn...
11-21-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By balindamood

Looks like they did do it. Huh. I do not recall...

Looks like they did do it. Huh. I do not recall any of those. We sold probably 10 Cimmerons in 1987 (most people bought Sierras...less $$, or Fishers, more $$). After that, the KOM was all the...
11-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By balindamood

I the fork you have too long or too short? ...

I the fork you have too long or too short? Measure from the fork crown to the top and I will see if I have one that works.
11-21-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By balindamood

I will say this. Based on your comment, i have...

I will say this. Based on your comment, i have looked about the interwebs and I agree I do see a lot of Cimarrons with these chrome forks. I cannot explain this I do not recall ever seeing them this...
11-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By balindamood

1). I sold them. I believe that is a 1987 model....

1). I sold them. I believe that is a 1987 model. The fork was painted to match the frame. I do not recall Schwinn EVER having chrome forks on their MTB's when I worked at an LBS (1986-1992).
2). The...
11-21-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,419
Posted By balindamood

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Put new tape on the '97 SwissCross. The original gravel grinder.
11-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By balindamood

That is not the original fork, but a standard...

That is not the original fork, but a standard (probably Tange) replacement.
11-18-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,982
Posted By balindamood

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11-18-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,982
Posted By balindamood

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11-18-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By balindamood

I have a set, and they have been on 2-3 different...

I have a set, and they have been on 2-3 different bikes, and have been removed by the same. Now they live in a box. Pretty, but for me, they are not any better or worse than any others. Just my...
11-18-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By balindamood

Perhaps a dumb question, but if you find the need...

Perhaps a dumb question, but if you find the need to actually machine a new part because the old one wore out too soon, why would you make the replacement out of the same material that did not last? ...
11-13-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By balindamood

I still use the tool role you sent me as well. I...

I still use the tool role you sent me as well. I too have been gone a while, and have dipped my toe back on the water recently. For me it was finding a bike that re-kindled my interest...although I...
10-15-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,342
Posted By balindamood

ISO 44-tooth OUTER 110 BCD chainring for 7/8...

ISO 44-tooth OUTER 110 BCD chainring for 7/8 speed. Silver or black preferred. Extra credit if it is Sugino or Ritchey branded.

Have lots of stuff for trade.
09-25-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By balindamood

I like them. A lot.

I like them.

A lot.
08-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By balindamood

Take 2 cm off the seat tube and I'll take it!

Take 2 cm off the seat tube and I'll take it!
08-07-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,342
Posted By balindamood

Decades of bikes coming through the shop that...

Decades of bikes coming through the shop that were not worth or able to restore. I would take off the decent parts and store them in the top of the barn. Enter the earthquake of 2018 and 2/3rds of...
08-07-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,342
Posted By balindamood

I have a box of AT's in the barn, and will see if...

I have a box of AT's in the barn, and will see if any of them are 165 today or tomorrow.
08-05-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By balindamood

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You need one of these. The notched cap unscrews just like a bearing nut....
08-05-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By balindamood

Nicer than mine.

Nicer than mine.
08-02-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By balindamood

Mystery Cranks

Can't figure these out. Nice alloy, VERY light, 130 BCD. Only marking on them other than the length is "1960" above the left side taper.

Any ideas?...
07-30-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By balindamood

My experience is that spacers on the inner/middle...

My experience is that spacers on the inner/middle rings was not uncommon in the 1980's. Not the majority of them, but I am never surprised when i come across them.
07-28-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By balindamood

Crown and tubing suggest 1997

Crown and tubing suggest 1997
07-28-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By balindamood

Dating a Ritchey Swiss Cross

I know this is a borderline C&V question. I nice Ritchey Swiss Cross followed me home today. I know these were built from the early 1990's into the 2000's. The steel frame and fork would suggest an...
07-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By balindamood

Seems like a solid plan.

Seems like a solid plan.
07-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By balindamood

Anyone remember who made these?

Dug out of my old racing parts box. I cannot remember who made them.
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07-24-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 202,870
Posted By balindamood

I know I have been in and out, but yeah, I have...

I know I have been in and out, but yeah, I have not seen any posts from them in a long time. Makes me feel older than my bikes.
07-21-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,186
Posted By balindamood

Best type of crack, actually. If it had...

Best type of crack, actually. If it had completely broken while riding, the steerer tube would have prevented a complete collapse. In fact, the steerer tube is probably why it is not in two pieces...
07-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By balindamood

I have a Geoffrey Butler/Cliff Shrubb fram as...

I have a Geoffrey Butler/Cliff Shrubb fram as well that I got from a BF member about the same time. Mine is much older (early 70's I would guess). Anyway. It is out hanging in the barn. I can dig...
06-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,571
Posted By balindamood

Many of the choices listed are BRANDS, not...

Many of the choices listed are BRANDS, not manufacturers. The brand owner contracted with manufacturers. While there differences in the quality, and more importantly, consistency of that respective...
06-15-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,419
Posted By balindamood

My recollection is that the transition from 27...

My recollection is that the transition from 27 inch to 700C was the early 1980's, with the high-end bikes, particularly European brands switching first, and lower end/American models towards the end...
06-01-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By balindamood

1987 Serotta Colorado

Quarantine has lead me to pulling my old Colorado frame down out of the rafters and contemplating putting it back together. The (period-correct) options I have include:

Campy Chorus...what I...
05-01-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By balindamood

seems to work... ...

seems to work...
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07-09-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,035
Posted By balindamood

Work Broken thumb/wrist that needs surgery (an...

Work
Broken thumb/wrist that needs surgery (an I am avoiding it)
8 kids
Other commitments

...usual stuff.
06-30-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 60,423
Views: 9,021,854
Posted By balindamood

1983/4 Trek 720. Tall frame (or it would be...

1983/4 Trek 720. Tall frame (or it would be mine).

https://anchorage.craigslist.org/bik/d/anchorage-trek-720-touring-bicycle/6921336871.html
06-30-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,455
Posted By balindamood

Beautiful bike. I will also add that I do tend...

Beautiful bike. I will also add that I do tend to "look inside" frames when I am re-building them. As with this bike, the DiNucci that MississippiMud now has is hands-down then nicest BB...
05-05-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,057
Posted By balindamood

I have found that Shimano Deore DX 3x7 set up as...

I have found that Shimano Deore DX 3x7 set up as Half-step plus granny is about perfect for me. Also requires surprisingly little maintenance.
02-19-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,604
Posted By balindamood

Thanks for sharing! Hopefully these can get...

Thanks for sharing! Hopefully these can get posted on one of the catalog archives.

I miss the bikes from he 80's, but the advertising...ooof.
05-12-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By balindamood

Probably some of the best derailleurs Shimano...

Probably some of the best derailleurs Shimano ever made.
02-15-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,438
Posted By balindamood

There are probably better candidates for 650B,...

There are probably better candidates for 650B, but the frame is otherwise uninteresting to me. I have too many other skinny-tired steeds to add an occasional rider to the fleet.
02-12-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,438
Posted By balindamood

I will have to dig up the old pictures, or take...

I will have to dig up the old pictures, or take new ones.


It is an '83-85 custom confirmed by the builder, Columbus SP tubing. I has some minor rust under the paint and a ding in the down tube....
02-11-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,438
Posted By balindamood

Sooooo...... If I need to get my 80's...

Sooooo......

If I need to get my 80's DiNucci frame repainted/cleaned up...who do I call now?
01-02-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,693
Posted By balindamood

Yes. I will try to get some scans put up. I am...

Yes. I will try to get some scans put up. I am not sure about any copyrights that remain though.
01-02-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By balindamood

Long cage or short?

Long cage or short?
01-01-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,693
Posted By balindamood

March 1974: ...

March 1974:

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12-31-16, 02:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,477
Posted By balindamood

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/balindamoo...

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12-24-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By balindamood

There was nothing wrong with the Shimano BB, I...

There was nothing wrong with the Shimano BB, I just sourced an original replacement, and a tool to install it, so I did. No issues with that one. From another experi3nce, and from what I have seen,...
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