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10-08-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Velo Mule

highwayzero also consider the Continental, which...

highwayzero also consider the Continental, which has a tubular fork and some slightly better components. Fit is the most important thing, then condition.

These are polarizing bikes. You either...
09-23-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By Velo Mule

I am ordering brake pads from Modern Bike today. ...

I am ordering brake pads from Modern Bike today. Using their filters, they list 235 Kool Stop products. Now I just have to find the right one out of all those options. :thumb:
09-16-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14,457
Views: 3,303,046
Posted By Velo Mule

So many bike makers seem to have some history in...

So many bike makers seem to have some history in weapons. Of the top of my head is BSA, Miyata and, well, they didn't last long, Browning.

Nice save molleraj . That Globe looks like a good all...
09-15-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Velo Mule

I use an automotive wax to protect the chrome...

I use an automotive wax to protect the chrome after cleaning/de-rusting. While WD-40 provides some protection, it doesn't seem to last more than a few weeks. Automotive wax will also need to be...
09-07-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By Velo Mule

I am glad to see you posting pictures of your...

I am glad to see you posting pictures of your bike and riding it as much as you have. It is nice to see something like this on the C&V thread. I have learned so much from this forum. A quality...
09-06-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Velo Mule

I hardly ever use the bell on my bike when...

I hardly ever use the bell on my bike when passing pedestrians. I figure there are two reasons for the bell.

1. It looks nice sometimes
2. It is required, so I am compliant.

I've got most...
09-04-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14,457
Views: 3,303,046
Posted By Velo Mule

That Stronglight crank makes any bike it's on so...

That Stronglight crank makes any bike it's on so much better. This is probably a low end '70's bike, Low tensile tubing. But with a chrome fork, Mafac brakes and that crank it's looking good.
08-27-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Velo Mule

One other note about Schwinn paint like Campus...

One other note about Schwinn paint like Campus Green, Sky Blue, Coppertone, Flamboyant Red, Flamboyant Lime and others is that they are what Hot Rodders call "Candy Apple" paint. Also called...
08-25-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,808
Posted By Velo Mule

That gave me a thought. What if you cut an old...

That gave me a thought. What if you cut an old tubular rim through with a hacksaw as you say and then rivet on a piece of angle iron then put a bolt through it to act like an embroidery hoop except...
08-24-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Velo Mule

Uhh,,,,, Uhhh,,,,, I don't really know. They...

Uhh,,,,, Uhhh,,,,, I don't really know. They were black.
08-23-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20,643
Views: 3,617,495
Posted By Velo Mule

If you are going to list a table on Facebook at...

If you are going to list a table on Facebook at least you should include a picture of the drive side. I've got to admit that I am partial to Campus Green table bases.
08-22-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Velo Mule

The BMX bars that I tried were Black Op's MXII...

The BMX bars that I tried were Black Op's MXII bars. I got these because I could mount accessories on the top bar, and of course, I wanted to try a bar with my hands up higher. I still have the...
08-22-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Velo Mule

My two cents is that since this is original and...

My two cents is that since this is original and unaltered, to keep it as is to at least start. These bikes are simple, so relubing the bearings should be straightforward with the right tools as...
08-21-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
Posted By Velo Mule

Concor. I put together a Serotta right around...

Concor. I put together a Serotta right around '81 and I was club racing with a Avocet Touring II Saddle. There was nothing wrong with the Avocet, however, insecurity got to me and I had to spring...
08-20-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 987
Posted By Velo Mule

Vintage Schwinn has a lot of good information and...

Vintage Schwinn has a lot of good information and good ideas. It would be great if these were edited like when someone writes a book and it is fine tuned before it is published. However, as a forum...
08-20-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice pictures too. Was that a conscious decision...

Nice pictures too. Was that a conscious decision to park your Paramount in front of yellow construction equipment? And yellow buttons on the toe straps.

I wasn't a big fan of Schwinn's lemon...
08-19-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Velo Mule

It looks like a Murray to me as well. The...

It looks like a Murray to me as well. The tapered top tube is a distinctive feature of Murray bikes. Less distinctive, but definitely not Schwinn is the fork. I have never seen a chrome Murray...
08-18-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By Velo Mule

I don't think that will come out with a hammer...

I don't think that will come out with a hammer and punch unless you are really dedicated and do one hit on one side, then the next on the other, alternating back and forth for a long time.

I don't...
08-17-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Velo Mule

There are so many variables: Is the bike...

There are so many variables:
Is the bike valuable in it's original condition?
How good you are at doing paint touch ups.
How willing your are to look at a bike that isn't perfect.
How good you...
08-16-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Velo Mule

When I put my Schwinn Cruiser together back in...

When I put my Schwinn Cruiser together back in around 1980, I worked at a bike shop and was able to try out BMX handlebars, Schwinn 7881 handlebars and others. They did not have the feel that I was...
08-11-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, nice find. I don't blame you for keeping it...

Wow, nice find. I don't blame you for keeping it original. See how you like it with the dropped bars. It has the turkey levers so you can ride from the tops, the curve or on the hoods.

It is in...
08-09-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Velo Mule

I will add that markk900 comment on clearing the...

I will add that markk900 comment on clearing the nozzle is a good one. I take the spray nozzle off and use a small bottle with a thin pointy spout to push acetone through the nozzle and then spray...
08-09-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Velo Mule

I did it back when I was a young punk, out front...

I did it back when I was a young punk, out front with all the Italian bikes, racers and wantabe racers. I was on a interesting bike with a Sturmey-Archer and two cogs. I couldn't get anyone else...
08-09-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Velo Mule

SurferRosa I never heard of Sugru before. It...

SurferRosa I never heard of Sugru before. It looks like it would be handy for a lot of things. I learn something everyday here.
08-08-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Velo Mule

I put the saddle on my Schwinn LeTour Luxe...

I put the saddle on my Schwinn LeTour Luxe yesterday and also adjusted the derailleur to work. I took the bike for a spin and was making adjustments and lubricating the front derailleur, so I...
08-06-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By Velo Mule

Hairspray is spray adhesive. When it is first...

Hairspray is spray adhesive. When it is first applied to the inside of the handgrip it is wet and slides on easily. Don't ride the bike for about a day. After the solvent dries, they stick pretty...
08-06-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By Velo Mule

I used the old hairspray on the inside of the...

I used the old hairspray on the inside of the grip technique when I put them on.
08-06-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By Velo Mule

Yep. They feel good and look good. If they don't...

Yep. They feel good and look good. If they don't last that long, I'd be willing to buy them again. They are better than most grips in isolating the minor vibrations that come through and the shape is...
08-04-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,319,645
Posted By Velo Mule

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1297x828/cannondale_on_bridge_472d6d50d6027e94849a9bb2308db04657a64f48.jpg

My 1998 Cannondale M400.
08-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By Velo Mule

Why are you ditching the 27" wheels? You can get...

Why are you ditching the 27" wheels? You can get good tires for them. If the rims are questionable, then 700C is the way to go. If the rims are good, then why change them? Is there something else...
07-21-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By Velo Mule

Jasongrace313 we'll be waiting for the pictures...

Jasongrace313 we'll be waiting for the pictures when they come in. I like the profile of the Zeppelin fenders, so I'll be looking forward to seeing the pic's. I set up my wife's bike with Velo...
07-20-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn rims are worth saving if they are in good...

Schwinn rims are worth saving if they are in good enough condition. As I say that, I have to say that I swapped wheels to aluminum rims on my Continental, resulting in a more enjoyable (and safer in...
07-14-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Velo Mule

Perhaps the previous owner was a really strong...

Perhaps the previous owner was a really strong sprinter and had a problem with broken chains.

Maybe it made them feel more macho?

A long while back someone here asked how to make bikes...
07-12-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By Velo Mule

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that...

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that you enjoy it. Do what you want to make it yours. My only suggestion is to keep the original parts so that you can revert back if you ever want to.
07-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By Velo Mule

The wheels that you have are probably good and...

The wheels that you have are probably good and serviceable. Don't let the bike shop worry you into buying something you don't need. Ride it and see how it goes. It sounds like it has a good hub,...
07-08-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,023
Posted By Velo Mule

And get a few pictures. Post them to your...

And get a few pictures. Post them to your personal gallery and someone may be able to post them here for you or post 5 posts a day to get over your minimum to post the pictures on your own.
07-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 82,997
Posted By Velo Mule

I always learn something here. That is a great...

I always learn something here. That is a great idea, shooting in film and then scanning the negative. I developed my own film back in the day, made contact prints but had to volunteer as a campus...
07-01-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike...

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike T-Mar . I knew Panasonic was making the LeTour at the time, but that G in the serial number tempted me away from what I know.
06-30-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,356
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm late to the party and all those who posted...

I'm late to the party and all those who posted before me helped. I finally got my Behind Bars picture to post.
...
06-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice job on two restored vintage Schwinn's...

Nice job on two restored vintage Schwinn's kmerskine . I was never a fan of Varsities and Continentals at the time they were being sold however, the low price in the used market, the durability of...
06-23-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Velo Mule

Stem shifters became popular during the bike boom...

Stem shifters became popular during the bike boom of the '70's. People liked the sporty look and feel of the lighter weight, agile European bikes. But for most people they rode with these new ten...
06-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20,643
Views: 3,617,495
Posted By Velo Mule

Calling a Plain Jane UO-8 a PX-10 is bad enough....

Calling a Plain Jane UO-8 a PX-10 is bad enough. As I was looking over the picture, I thought it was a workable bike. Then I noticed the top tube.

Has this been crashed? It looks like it to me.
...
06-16-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Velo Mule

Sounds like a keeper. Great job cleaning the...

Sounds like a keeper.

Great job cleaning the bike up. Your girlfriend has good taste. Good match. Stay together.
06-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Velo Mule

That is looking great. You have a nice...

That is looking great. You have a nice collection of bikes in the background too. What clear coat are you planning on using? I have been using automotive 2 component clear coat, however, I have a...
06-11-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By Velo Mule

You are right about pictures. Here is the...

You are right about pictures.

Here is the actual bike from a WHYY story.
...
06-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Velo Mule

Trek did a great job of smoothing the welds on...

Trek did a great job of smoothing the welds on those frames. I picked one up a while back and was impressed with the workmanship, finish and how the bike rode (for oversized aluminum). If it weren't...
06-10-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By Velo Mule

So your car broke down and you were able to get...

So your car broke down and you were able to get to AutoZone on your bike? Great. Did AutoZone have your idler pulley and were you able to make the repair on the side of the road to get going again?
05-28-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Velo Mule

Yea, those shorts would be the perfect accessory...

Yea, those shorts would be the perfect accessory to complete the look. And a yellow shirt. Got to start visiting thrift stores, vintage clothing shops and garage sales.
05-28-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice find. It looks to be in excellent...

Nice find. It looks to be in excellent condition. I sometimes upgrade the seatposts to Kalloy ones. While they are not period correct, they are better than the original post with a separate steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,456
Posted By Velo Mule

I saw this one at the Philly Bike Show in 2019...

I saw this one at the Philly Bike Show in 2019 and thought that it looked pretty well thought out.

Christini Bicycles (https://christinibicycles.com/)
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