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10-15-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 92,734
Posted By Pompiere

As the eagle population continues to recover,...

As the eagle population continues to recover, their territories have edged closer to populated areas. They don't seem to be bothered by the human activity going on around them. I remember when...
10-14-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 211,520
Posted By Pompiere

Update to my Three Ten

I bought this Miyata Three Ten in 1984 from Stone's in Alameda, California. It was my only road bike for a lot of years. When I got started in the C&V scene, it already qualified. I had some spare...
10-11-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By Pompiere

Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:
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Stone's Decal on 1984 Miyata 310
10-10-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By Pompiere

I bought my Miyata from Stone's in 1984 and can...

I bought my Miyata from Stone's in 1984 and can confirm that looks like the outline from their decal. I'm leaving for work, so I'll get a picture tomorrow.
10-08-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,929
Views: 2,456,743
Posted By Pompiere

Your bike is not the first hybrid drop bar...

Your bike is not the first hybrid drop bar conversion shown in this thread. One of them was mine. A lot of the bikes in this thread were converted with gravel and rough road riding in mind, and...
10-08-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 289,184
Posted By Pompiere

If I was closer, that would make a nice companion...

If I was closer, that would make a nice companion for my S12-S LTD.:thumb:
10-08-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Pompiere

Chances are, the bike came with the standard...

Chances are, the bike came with the standard 14-28 freewheel. Maybe the owner was having trouble climbing hills in his area. Swapping to a 14-32 freewheel would be an easy $10 solution.

On the...
10-07-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By Pompiere

I passed up a rough looking Interclub for $20 at...

I passed up a rough looking Interclub for $20 at a flea market a few years back. I knew Gitane was a good brand, but I didn't know anything about the model and was afraid of dragging home a project...
10-05-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By Pompiere

I found this 1989 Club Fuji over 10 years ago at...

I found this 1989 Club Fuji over 10 years ago at a yard sale. It was badly neglected, but all the pieces were there. When my son was 15, I passed it to him. He has it at college now. After a...
10-05-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,849
Posted By Pompiere

This is the first time I've seen another pair of...

This is the first time I've seen another pair of these pedals. I bought mine in 1985 for my Miyata 310. I started using SPD pedals on my bikes a few years ago, but I've been debating with putting...
10-03-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By Pompiere

Last fall, my local bike shop did a clinic on...

Last fall, my local bike shop did a clinic on refurbing an old road bike, so I asked what they had in the back. The only two bikes in my size were a Fuji Gran Tourer and an S12-S LTD. The Gran...
10-02-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Pompiere

I sliced my hand once while removing a really dry...

I sliced my hand once while removing a really dry gum-wall that had an extra sharp edge on the bead. I've also learned to be careful running my hand around the inside of the tire when looking for...
10-01-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,898
Posted By Pompiere

My first ten speed was a Kabuki, so when I found...

My first ten speed was a Kabuki, so when I found this one, I had to have it. I've shown this bike before, but in different configurations. This one is closer to original except for the crankset and...
09-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,566
Posted By Pompiere

I got one of these from my kids. I have a...

I got one of these from my kids. I have a press-on Presta adaptor that makes it a snap to inflate bike tires....
09-29-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 114,662
Posted By Pompiere

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1981 Fuji S12-S LTD...
09-26-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Pompiere

They normally don't attract a huge crowd and it's...

They normally don't attract a huge crowd and it's all outdoors, so social distancing should not be an issue. Ohio has been allowing garage sales and flea markets all summer with guidelines from the...
09-26-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Pompiere

I have to work on Thursday and Friday, so I doubt...

I have to work on Thursday and Friday, so I doubt if I can get out early enough to run over in the afternoon. Saturday might be a bust, since it's only a half day and people will be packing to...
09-26-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Pompiere

I meant to include that in my other post. The...

I meant to include that in my other post. The main focus is on 1950s tank bikes and Krate/muscle bikes, but there are usually some sellers with newer road bikes and/or parts. I bought this Trek...
09-25-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Pompiere

That is the former Memory Lane swap that used to...

That is the former Memory Lane swap that used to be in Grand Rapids, Ohio. After the owner of Memory Lane Bike Shop passed away the property and contents were sold off. The new owners allowed the...
09-21-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pompiere

You are correct, I did misread what you wrote. As...

You are correct, I did misread what you wrote. As far as the serial number, there is about an inch of space between the first four and last four characters. It could go either way if the fourth...
09-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pompiere

Actually, it does have a third bottle mount under...

Actually, it does have a third bottle mount under the down tube and low rider mounts on the fork. The rear rack mounts are not very useful with the side pull brake in the way. Maybe I have the year...
09-21-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pompiere

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a...

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a garage sale. In the dark corner where I first saw it, I thought the color was light gray, but when I got it out in the light it is actually light purple...
09-20-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By Pompiere

When I used to autocross, I heard about some...

When I used to autocross, I heard about some people who would write a number near the tire valve as if it were a tire pressure. The idea was that a competitor might see it and think you had let slip...
09-19-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,245
Posted By Pompiere

Back in high school, a .22 rifle across the...

Back in high school, a .22 rifle across the handlebars to take care of some ground hogs at another farm.

More recently, a pair of wheels I bought at a garage sale while out riding. I didn't have...
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By Pompiere

The pawls aren't Miyata parts, but whoever made...

The pawls aren't Miyata parts, but whoever made the freewheel, most likely Shimano. It's pretty hard to find replacement pawls, and a pain to put them in. It would be much easier to buy a new...
09-14-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Pompiere

Catalogs are usually put together by...

Catalogs are usually put together by photographers and graphic design people trying to achieve a "look". It's not always the people who built the product. It would not be unusual for the...
09-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Pompiere

They typically started making the new bikes in...

They typically started making the new bikes in the fall to have them to the dealers for the Christmas season. Another verification for Schwinn is most models have a four digit number lightly stamped...
09-12-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Pompiere

That is beautiful! Some day I would like to...

That is beautiful! Some day I would like to experience riding a high-wheeler, but I would be okay to try a replica so as not to damage a nice antique.
09-09-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By Pompiere

In that era, player salaries were not as high, so...

In that era, player salaries were not as high, so endorsements were a way to add to their income. In addition to his skills on the baseball field, Ted Williams was an avid hunter and fisherman, so...
09-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By Pompiere

Another one for Brooks saddles. It was a leap of...

Another one for Brooks saddles. It was a leap of faith to spend $100 on the first one, now I have four. I let my son ride one of my bikes before he went back to college. He couldn't believe how...
09-05-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Pompiere

A trick I have used is to put the other axle nut...

A trick I have used is to put the other axle nut back on and tighten it down against the frame. That will put some more friction on the axle to stop it from turning. Once the drive-side nut comes...
09-02-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,344
Posted By Pompiere

There was a big slide rule like that hanging in...

There was a big slide rule like that hanging in the front of my high school algebra classroom. Calculators were coming out by then, so we never used it. I have a few regular slide rules that I...
09-01-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pompiere

I would say the bracket on the front is for a...

I would say the bracket on the front is for a headlight. They usually had a tab on the bottom to slip into the bracket. You may find some scratches on the fork or chainstays where a generator was...
08-30-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Pompiere

Most likely the Schwinn 20x1 3/4 inch size, which...

Most likely the Schwinn 20x1 3/4 inch size, which is not the same as 20x1.75 There may be some trace of the numbers molded into the sidewall.
08-29-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Pompiere

That's what my 310 looked like 36 years ago,...

That's what my 310 looked like 36 years ago, except mine is Burgundy. Somehow I got someone else's owner's manual, as it has Blue Mist written on the cover. Note the 100 psi tires, on rims that...
08-29-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Pompiere

This one has the Shimano 105 "Golden Arrow"...

This one has the Shimano 105 "Golden Arrow" shifters. They have a similar mount, but don't trim the front derailleur.
08-29-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Pompiere

They may have been darker when new. It is not...

They may have been darker when new. It is not uncommon for black anodizing to fade to bronze with age or exposure to sunlight.
08-29-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Pompiere

The missing plating around the valve hole makes...

The missing plating around the valve hole makes me think they were drilled out for Schrader valves. Back in the day, you could buy a 27 inch Schrader tube at any Kmart or hardware store, but you had...
08-26-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By Pompiere

The Walmart rack looks exactly like the one I got...

The Walmart rack looks exactly like the one I got from Nashbar, pre-bankruptcy. Nashbar called it the Shadow rack. It's not fancy, but it gets the job done and it wasn't very expensive. If it was...
08-25-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Pompiere

I've had this one since it was new in 1986. ...

I've had this one since it was new in 1986.

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SR stem on 1986 Schwinn Sierra...
08-24-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,527
Posted By Pompiere

I've got one too. I just wish I had some gravel...

I've got one too. I just wish I had some gravel nearby to ride it on.

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1992...
08-22-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,657
Posted By Pompiere

I don't share the love for all chrome bikes. ...

I don't share the love for all chrome bikes. While I do like chrome lugs, chrome tips on the fork and rear triangle, and chrome accessories, a fully chromed bike frame doesn't do anything for me.
08-17-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,096
Posted By Pompiere

Regular mail seems to be running okay, but twice...

Regular mail seems to be running okay, but twice now I've had small packages delayed in the regional sorting center in Detroit. One from Velocals and the other from Nashbar. Each one had a tracking...
08-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,254
Posted By Pompiere

That's what I did with my Fuji. I had a 1980...

That's what I did with my Fuji. I had a 1980 Fuji Royale that I bought brand new out of a shop. It got stolen, once in 1982, recovered, then again in 1984. I replaced it with a Miyata 310 and have...
08-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Pompiere

I like that nickname. I have carried a Zefal HP...

I like that nickname. I have carried a Zefal HP for years, and I grab them whenever I find them at flea markets or swaps. When asked why I don't switch to a CO2 cartridge, I say because I don't...
08-10-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pompiere

When I was a kid, my mom used Bar Keeper's Friend...

When I was a kid, my mom used Bar Keeper's Friend to remove rust stains in the sink. I still keep some in the house.
08-08-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Pompiere

I have a pair of Origin 8 Gary bars that have a...

I have a pair of Origin 8 Gary bars that have a 25.4 mm clamp area and a wide flare. They are discontinued, but you may be able to find some leftover stock.
08-05-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By Pompiere

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to...

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to span all the cogs, it's not hard to friction shift 8 speeds. I have seen an older derailleur that wouldn't shift to the largest cog because it did not...
08-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,025
Posted By Pompiere

I can't help you with the brand, but it looks...

I can't help you with the brand, but it looks pretty complete as is. During the 1960s, every maker had a version. Here is a site that specializes in that type of bike:...
07-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Pompiere

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring...

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring bike is the extra clearance around the wheel for fenders and/or larger tires. They can also be adjusted for more power than you would get from a...
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