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10-10-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4,595
Views: 470,332
Posted By Pompiere

I just finished this Miyata for a friend. It...

I just finished this Miyata for a friend. It belonged to his late brother-in-law and he wanted to fix it up so his niece could ride it in memory of her dad. My friend said the bike sat outside, by...
10-10-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Pompiere

For me it's "Whoa, S***!!!", because they are...

For me it's "Whoa, S***!!!", because they are like hitting a slippery golf ball. The local rail trail has a lot of overhanging black walnut trees, so there are a lot of nuts on the path. You have...
10-04-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By Pompiere

The key for any bike is going to be a combination...

The key for any bike is going to be a combination of where the posts are mounted and how much adjustment there is in the brakes. This 1990 Cannondale came to me with a 27 inch front wheel and a 700...
09-28-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Pompiere

Primers will help fill in small imperfections to...

Primers will help fill in small imperfections to give you a smoother base for the paint. They also give a little tooth for the paint to adhere to. The biggest reason, I think, is to cover all the...
09-27-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 897,928
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this Cannondale tourer last Friday....

I just got this Cannondale tourer last Friday. The serial number says it was made in July 1989, but the color and cantilever brakes point to it being a 1990 ST400. It has several non-original parts,...
09-25-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this Cannondale tourer yesterday. The...

I just got this Cannondale tourer yesterday. The serial number says it was made in July 1989, but the color and equipment look more like a 1990 ST400. It has several non-original parts, including...
09-18-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Pompiere

Here is an old Peugeot site: Home...

Here is an old Peugeot site: Home (http://bikeboompeugeot.com/index.html)

Here is a place to buy decals: https://velocals.com/peugeot/

If you put some pictures in an album, we can see them,...
09-17-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Pompiere

Bike Swap in Bowling Green, Ohio

There is usually more balloon tire stuff than light weights, but it's still possible to find something nice. Weather forecast looks good for a nice fall day.
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09-13-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,247
Posted By Pompiere

My guess would be availability. When I was...

My guess would be availability. When I was looking to purchase tires recently, there were a lot more less expensive black wall tires. Tan walls were either not listed or sold out.
09-10-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Pompiere

Should not be a problem. 7-speed is spaced...

Should not be a problem. 7-speed is spaced slightly narrower than 6-speed, so the additional pull would not be much.
08-30-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,039
Posted By Pompiere

It's good to see another generation joining the...

It's good to see another generation joining the vintage hobby. About 10 years ago, when my son was your age, he asked to go with me on a 150 mile charity ride. At the time he only had a mountain...
08-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Pompiere

I've used my '88 LeTour as a test platform for...

I've used my '88 LeTour as a test platform for various drive trains including an SR OvalTech Triple, a Shimano round triple, and various doubles. The frame fits me and is comfortable to ride on...
08-27-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 28,733
Posted By Pompiere

:thumb: I'll get it out on Monday.

:thumb: I'll get it out on Monday.
08-25-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By Pompiere

I got our tandem by spotting part of a Peugeot...

I got our tandem by spotting part of a Peugeot checkerboard decal in the background of a garage sale ad. The bike was mostly hidden by other items in the picture and there was no mention of a bike...
08-22-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,242
Posted By Pompiere

I've got another one of the Mississippi built Le...

I've got another one of the Mississippi built Le Tours, a 1988. I keep playing around with different drivetrains. At one point I installed a triple and bar ends to make it more of a touring bike.
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08-21-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Pompiere

If you are going with a two tone paint job, spray...

If you are going with a two tone paint job, spray the lighter color first and let it dry for several days. After the light color is sufficiently hardened, mask it off and spray the darker color.
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08-16-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Pompiere

My 1992 Performance Parabola has Sakae SR...

My 1992 Performance Parabola has Sakae SR handlebars and Shimano Exage derailleur marked "Hybrid". In those days, "cross bike" really meant hybrid. And "Ghost Silver" is really lavender.
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08-16-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By Pompiere

Later Club Fuji was marketed as a triathlon bike,...

Later Club Fuji was marketed as a triathlon bike, like around 1988 and beyond. Initially, triathlon bikes were just entry level race bikes. Most new triathletes were runners first and not cyclists,...
08-03-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Pompiere

So, last night I did 25 miles on my usual route...

So, last night I did 25 miles on my usual route to test the shifting under load vs. in the stand. Every shift was quick and precise, with no delay or noise. There was no wind and the biggest hill...
07-21-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Pompiere

I would say yes if the racks are included with...

I would say yes if the racks are included with the bike. There is usually a disclaimer on the spec sheets that says "weights do not include accessories", but I always understood that to mean things...
07-21-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,137
Posted By Pompiere

I was aware of the S12-S reputation when I found...

I was aware of the S12-S reputation when I found mine, and I was not disappointed. I have the LTD version, which is a step closer the the America. It was originally black, but I wanted something...
07-02-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,251
Posted By Pompiere

I got that when I painted my Fuji, but after...

I got that when I painted my Fuji, but after applying the clear coat, it really popped!
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06-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Pompiere

I celebrated my Fuji's 40th by giving it a...

I celebrated my Fuji's 40th by giving it a complete makeover.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_20190930_120650370_1__d0196615745388f034ec214b2d2be207ad31eec9.jpg...
06-20-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By Pompiere

The 400T has a triple crank. vs. the double on...

The 400T has a triple crank. vs. the double on the 400. Mine is a 1988 with a SR Ovaltech 52-42-32.
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05-14-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pompiere

I used Rustoleum Metallic on my Fuji. It looked...

I used Rustoleum Metallic on my Fuji. It looked dull until I sprayed the clear coat. I'm pretty happy with the final result.
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05-08-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Pompiere

I am the former owner of a Paramount Touring...

I am the former owner of a Paramount Touring frame. Prior to selling it, the prospective buyer asked about tire clearance, so I slipped in a pair of 700x37 Pasela tires that I had on another bike. ...
05-03-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 20,005
Posted By Pompiere

That's the color I was aiming for. I have always...

That's the color I was aiming for. I have always like the blue that Fuji uses. Rustolium Cobalt Blue Metallic is pretty close. The standard color for the S12-S LTD was black. The bike had been...
05-03-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 20,005
Posted By Pompiere

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/s12_s_ltd_16809cd9c32c09de7ab23243402812741313a554.jpg
1981 Fuji S12-S LTD
04-30-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By Pompiere

Here's another Fuji before & after for...

Here's another Fuji before & after for inspiration:
I bought the bike from my local shop when they had a "refurb an old road bike" clinic. I had to work the day of the clinic, but they still had a...
04-23-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,591
Posted By Pompiere

I bought my first helmet in 1986, a yellow Vetta....

I bought my first helmet in 1986, a yellow Vetta. I had been wearing a cycling cap prior to getting the helmet and I was pleasantly surprised at how much cooler the helmet was. I threw the Vetta...
04-20-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Pompiere

A full picture of the right side of the bike...

A full picture of the right side of the bike would help with identification. The shift lever is a newer style than what you normally see for Shimano. From the bits you have shown, it looks like a...
04-07-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Pompiere

I grew up in Ohio, and it seemed that every kid...

I grew up in Ohio, and it seemed that every kid had a Huffy at some point. Maybe it's because Ohio is where Huffy bikes were made until 1998. Generally, they made one frame size in both men's and...
04-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,817
Posted By Pompiere

I don't know much about this watch except it is a...

I don't know much about this watch except it is a family heirloom. My dad's brother felt I should have it since I was the oldest grandson. It was made in the days when you chose the watch movement...
03-28-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Pompiere

Walmart usually has 26 inch white-wall tires on...

Walmart usually has 26 inch white-wall tires on the shelf. I'm not sure what the actual width is, but they fit a range from 1.5 to 2.25 inches.
03-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Pompiere

The Shimano hub worked fine. Some say it isn't...

The Shimano hub worked fine. Some say it isn't as durable as the SA hub, but I never had any problems. I think the ratios are the same or close to the SA. I used an 18 tooth cog with the 42 tooth...
03-22-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Pompiere

The cable should go on top of the lever, not...

The cable should go on top of the lever, not below. Put the metal lever on first, then the cable in the hole. The white plastic piece has a shelf for the cable to lay in as it wraps around. The...
03-13-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Pompiere

I can't claim to be an expert on Gitane, but...

I can't claim to be an expert on Gitane, but every one I have seen from that era has had severely faded paint. The color may be off, but the coating seems intact. The decals still look pretty good,...
03-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Pompiere

I'd worked on so many low end bikes that didn't...

I'd worked on so many low end bikes that didn't have a dust sleeve, that when I finally got a bike that did have one, I forgot to put it back in during re-assembly. I wasn't about to take them back...
03-01-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 32,825
Posted By Pompiere

We had the same thought when we had an Alaskan...

We had the same thought when we had an Alaskan Malamute. We named her Kiska after one of the Aleutian Islands.
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02-24-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,365
Posted By Pompiere

I have a vague recollection of my mom having the...

I have a vague recollection of my mom having the round version of that fryer, like the picture on the manual. I haven't seen it since I was young and that was over 50 years ago.
02-06-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,066
Posted By Pompiere

Twine also works well as dental floss for...

Twine also works well as dental floss for cleaning between the sprockets on freewheels.
02-02-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Pompiere

I bought this Huffy for $5, mainly because it...

I bought this Huffy for $5, mainly because it looked like it had hardly any miles on it. I put a well worn pair of Pasela tires on it and it wasn't bad, although it was a bit small for me. ...
01-31-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Pompiere

I have a pair of Mount Hoods just like in the...

I have a pair of Mount Hoods just like in the article. The other one is grey. I bought them a couple years back at a local resale shop. Except for the tires, they were in pretty good condition,...
Replies: 48
Views: 3,274
Posted By Pompiere

I have a Marantz 2238 and a 2238b. I didn't know...

I have a Marantz 2238 and a 2238b. I didn't know they were so popular. I would gladly trade one for a nice bike.
01-18-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,419
Posted By Pompiere

There is a lot of debate over repaint vs. leave...

There is a lot of debate over repaint vs. leave original. Repainting never makes sense from a financial standpoint, but in the end, it's your bike, so if a repaint will help you enjoy it more, then...
12-31-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,462
Posted By Pompiere

I have wondered if the hollow carbon frames act...

I have wondered if the hollow carbon frames act as a resonance chamber to amplify the noise. In any case, it seems to change the tone, like one of those New Years noise makers vs. the higher pitched...
12-24-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,519
Posted By Pompiere

I lost count of the number of old fisherman who...

I lost count of the number of old fisherman who would bite down on a split shot sinker. Also hunters who would find a BB in a pheasant or rabbit while eating it.
12-24-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,519
Posted By Pompiere

A single exposure to lead is not likely to cause...

A single exposure to lead is not likely to cause any long lasting effects. It mainly causes problems in brain and neurological development, so it is a bigger danger to young children. It is also...
12-19-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Pompiere

It was Huffy. ...

It was Huffy. https://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/982090-upgraded-95-huffy-mountain-bike-3.html

He changed just about everything that could be changed to make the bike lighter, but he knew...
12-11-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,247
Posted By Pompiere

I didn't ride as many miles as I wanted this...

I didn't ride as many miles as I wanted this year, for a variety of reasons, but I finished a project. It started last fall when a local shop held an "update an old bike" clinic. I missed the...
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