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06-05-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 80
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Posted By RubberLegs

I had a 77 Takara back in HS, bought it new,...

I had a 77 Takara back in HS, bought it new, SPIRT derailleurs front and back. but it had steel cottered crankset, chrome steel wheels, it was a lower end Takara. Fixed up an 81 Takara for my son,...
11-02-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,441
Posted By RubberLegs

I "DO TIME" at our local Bike CoOp, several hours...

I "DO TIME" at our local Bike CoOp, several hours a week, the clientele varies greatly, from punk kids on fixies, to young urban professionals, to retirees on fixed incomes to the homeless and their...
11-03-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By RubberLegs

Check the back side of the Brake Caliper arms,...

Check the back side of the Brake Caliper arms, there may be a date code stamped there...often is.
05-15-14, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8,902
Views: 815,494
Posted By RubberLegs

And that IS one of the problems at the...

And that IS one of the problems at the CoOp...folks want an easy, quick build, not one that needs a LOT of work JUST on the frame before rebuilding....I helped clean out a garage for a guy who called...
05-14-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8,902
Views: 815,494
Posted By RubberLegs

OK...not QUITE an Ironman...an earlier...

OK...not QUITE an Ironman...an earlier Centurion...collected for the local CoOp...not sure if she is salvageable or not...mostly surface rust...Chrome, cottered cranks, chrome wheels...OLD school!...
01-10-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By RubberLegs

86 Trek Elance 400T, ST 63.5cm, TT...

86 Trek Elance 400T, ST 63.5cm, TT 58.5cm....Reynolds 531 frame
01-09-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,520
Posted By RubberLegs

For application, there is always something like...

For application, there is always something like this....been looking for a decent used one for a while now!
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Alltrade-6-oz-Oil-Can-Pistol-Type-with-Base-648750/204505279#...
01-08-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,210,825
Posted By RubberLegs

This the beastie you are looking for, appears to...

This the beastie you are looking for, appears to be about 5/8" on the skinny part
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/Clamp-2_zps23f79dbb.jpg...
01-08-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By RubberLegs

I see a BIKE TOUR is in order! By the thread...

I see a BIKE TOUR is in order! By the thread title, I thought we were talking Classic & Vintage Vacuum Cleaners!;)
01-07-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,007
Posted By RubberLegs

Yes...but.... "with some parts costing less than...

Yes...but.... "with some parts costing less than 100".....to get the strength and quality.....it will still cost. There is hope in the future, costs will come down and quality will go up.
01-07-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 776,476
Posted By RubberLegs

A "Balmy" 46 here in St Pete this morning...NO,...

A "Balmy" 46 here in St Pete this morning...NO, not a bike ride, drove my son to school after he "Missed" his bus...quiet on the beach...VERY cold wind blowing from the north...very few joggers and...
01-06-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 776,476
Posted By RubberLegs

After dropping my son off at school this morning,...

After dropping my son off at school this morning, cruised by the waterfront and took some pics of the heavy fog. St Pete Yacht Basin...
01-05-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,478
Posted By RubberLegs

It does sound like a BB problem. Slip the chain...

It does sound like a BB problem. Slip the chain off and see what the crankset sounds like all by itself. It is hard to replicate the torque of a power stroke, but feel for grittiness or catching. It...
01-04-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,210,825
Posted By RubberLegs

Here are several more potential sources for that...

Here are several more potential sources for that cone (funny...THEY list wheelsmfg as a source with 4 in stock! Crazy interweb!)...
01-04-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,210,825
Posted By RubberLegs

Are the races in a 1055 hub replaceable? I do not...

Are the races in a 1055 hub replaceable? I do not see them listed as "parts" anywhere. Pretty much any decent LBS should have plenty of bearings in stock. Cones and such....a bit of a different...
01-04-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,734
Posted By RubberLegs

A quick search comes up with this nugget from...

A quick search comes up with this nugget from SCOOPER, from a few years back.
"It appears "331" is a proprietary Fuji chromium molybdenum tubing.

1983 Fuji America catalog page...
01-03-14, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,404
Posted By RubberLegs

Guess I AM getting a bit jaded....ONLY 5!?! Seems...

Guess I AM getting a bit jaded....ONLY 5!?! Seems like not enough! :) Looks wimpy!
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/BS-Beacon-Rigina_zps285f87ed.jpg...
01-03-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By RubberLegs

About 1,445 mi logged, highest proportion on my...

About 1,445 mi logged, highest proportion on my 87 Bridgestone 550. Up a bit from last year...considering I was logging (well NOT logging) under 50 a year before that...MTB around the neighborhood, I...
01-03-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By RubberLegs

WOW! Nice haul....we have some nice stuff here...

WOW! Nice haul....we have some nice stuff here too, but NOT priced like that! Last week, "Vintage Schwinn Varsity" needs tires, saddle, chain....$225....um....NO!!!!! Nice stuff does pop up, but if...
01-02-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,712
Posted By RubberLegs

Here is a link to a sizing chart...it will give...

Here is a link to a sizing chart...it will give you a rough idea of the size you should be looking for, but it is mostly about leg length. I have a long torso, so I tend to go with the larger end of...
01-02-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,193
Posted By RubberLegs

Rinse down with clean water, dry well, wax once...

Rinse down with clean water, dry well, wax once in a while, keep it well lubed....do NOT ride in salt water. I live a few blocks from salt water, I ride over and along side salt water all the time....
01-01-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,124
Posted By RubberLegs

Well, I guess I should admit I DO have this BSO,...

Well, I guess I should admit I DO have this BSO, Magna....perhaps not all that ugly, and fairly trustworthy, for those 2 or 3 times I year I HAVE to go offroad riding...have slowly been upgrading it...
01-01-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,815
Posted By RubberLegs

Then there are those who just disappear, under...

Then there are those who just disappear, under ominous circumstances, like Mike Rust, MTB designer turned hermit...
http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/missing-man
01-01-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 1,552,079
Posted By RubberLegs

Rode downtown St Pete for the 100th Anniversary...

Rode downtown St Pete for the 100th Anniversary of Commercial Flight event. 100 years ago today, paid passenger service started between St Pete and Tampa. An aircraft was scratch built by Kermit...
01-01-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,703
Posted By RubberLegs

I think it was about 1975, White, Coast-2-Coast...

I think it was about 1975, White, Coast-2-Coast brand, lugged steel, chrome rims, chrome crankset, Suntour running gear, beat it to death on my paper route, LaCrosse Tribune. That is ME on the beast,...
12-31-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By RubberLegs

OH NO! Are these toxic too?!? ;) Have not yet...

OH NO! Are these toxic too?!? ;) Have not yet decided if I am doing 27s with these and throwing them on my Torpado, or something else...Vintage Campy HAVE a LOOK! ...
12-31-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,591
Posted By RubberLegs

Dang!!! Merry Christmas to YOU!!!

Dang!!! Merry Christmas to YOU!!!
12-31-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 776,476
Posted By RubberLegs

A quick (ok, not so quick) 8 mile ride on......

A quick (ok, not so quick) 8 mile ride on... 29:41, the Trouble Maker, this is the 81 Takara that I fixed up for my son Nils, and this, dragged ME back into cycling and wrenching on them. The bike...
12-31-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 776,476
Posted By RubberLegs

NICE STUFF Thinktubes!!! Makes me want to get out...

NICE STUFF Thinktubes!!! Makes me want to get out my wheel and get the kiln wired up...ah, time and money....
12-31-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 164,006
Posted By RubberLegs

Should have tried for the interception! ;) That...

Should have tried for the interception! ;) That should make for a nice ride Shoota!!
12-27-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,899
Posted By RubberLegs

Went for a group ride this AM on my 87...

Went for a group ride this AM on my 87 Bridgestone, was the OLDEST bike on the ride, and as it is over 25...MUST be vintage! ;-) There was a LaMond as well, but mid-90's....the rest were all CF and...
12-26-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,978
Posted By RubberLegs

For disassembly of stuck parts, the PARK "Minor...

For disassembly of stuck parts, the PARK "Minor Adjustment Tool 8#" is just the ticket......granted, it may not go back together when you are done, but it is great for stress relief! :crash: ...
12-26-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 71,615
Posted By RubberLegs

1986 Nishiki Mixte ...

1986 Nishiki Mixte
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/BS-Nishiki-All_zps60cb01d7.jpg...
12-26-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 776,476
Posted By RubberLegs

Just back from a quick trip to TX for my son's...

Just back from a quick trip to TX for my son's graduation from TLU.
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/Kai-Grad-1_zpsdc59fc37.jpg...
12-25-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 71,615
Posted By RubberLegs

1987 Bridgestone 550 ...

1987 Bridgestone 550
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/BS-Bstn1.jpg (http://s413.photobucket.com/user/Holedigger_photos/media/BS-Bstn1.jpg.html)...
12-25-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,641
Posted By RubberLegs

Just need to scale that up to 1/1 scale, cut some...

Just need to scale that up to 1/1 scale, cut some plywood, and you have a new ride! :-)
12-25-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,641
Posted By RubberLegs

Got a couple T's from my sister, and a prize...

Got a couple T's from my sister, and a prize package from WD-40-BIKE...shirt and chain-lube, wet and dry.
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/WD40-Bike_zps9626b53f.jpg...
12-25-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,144
Posted By RubberLegs

Yup...did a 20 mile this AM in St Pete, a couple...

Yup...did a 20 mile this AM in St Pete, a couple layers, (short sleeved) and jeans. Probably could have done shorts, but it WAS cool when I started out. :) Gloves would have been good, that was...
12-25-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 1,552,079
Posted By RubberLegs

Twenty mile loop this AM, took in some of the...

Twenty mile loop this AM, took in some of the Pinellas Trail and downtown St Pete, past Tropicana Field on my 87 Bridgestone. Cool and breezy.......
12-25-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 71,615
Posted By RubberLegs

70-somethingish Torpado....still no clue on exact...

70-somethingish Torpado....still no clue on exact ID....http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/Torp-TB3_zps7c2a1dd6.jpg...
12-16-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By RubberLegs

...and it has one of those front racks that I've...

...and it has one of those front racks that I've been hunting....but I suppose you are KEEPING that! ;) VERY nice find! Wowzer!!!
12-16-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,255
Posted By RubberLegs

I am trying to decide if I rebuild it all OEM, it...

I am trying to decide if I rebuild it all OEM, it still had the original saddle and freewheel. Or if I do some updating to it to make it more sellable? It is the 531 frame. How well did the Shimano...
12-16-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,255
Posted By RubberLegs

Elance: lancer to hurl, launch a lance or...

Elance: lancer to hurl, launch a lance or spear...(NOT Lance Armstrong....the SPEAR kind of lance)
12-16-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,255
Posted By RubberLegs

Like I said...a "BIT" big for me! :-O 64cm, she...

Like I said...a "BIT" big for me! :-O 64cm, she IS a tall one!
12-16-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 164,006
Posted By RubberLegs

Cool! If I were local, I'd be all over that, be a...

Cool! If I were local, I'd be all over that, be a nice retro rebuild. No one in MA!?!?!? She deserves a good home!
12-16-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,255
Posted By RubberLegs

Here is one I have been working on...still one...

Here is one I have been working on...still one foot in the grave...fighting a little rust....87 400T Elance, w/SHimano LITE, being that it is really too big for me, it has been a back-burner project....
12-16-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By RubberLegs

$9.99 for 3. Not Bad for brand new DiaCompes....

$9.99 for 3. Not Bad for brand new DiaCompes....
12-16-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By RubberLegs

Those cable clips ARE very fiddly! After...

Those cable clips ARE very fiddly! After destroying a couple of the old ones on my Torpado project removing them...VERY rusty old DiaComps, I acquired some shiny NEW ones (traded here on BF). They...
12-14-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,088
Posted By RubberLegs

What tires are on it? Tires can make a HUGE...

What tires are on it? Tires can make a HUGE difference on how a bike feels when riding.
12-14-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 776,476
Posted By RubberLegs

Christmas Band Concert in the Park, Pioneer...

Christmas Band Concert in the Park, Pioneer Settlement, St Pete.
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/Holedigger_photos/PS-NHB_zpse5e3b847.jpg...
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