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06-16-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,993
Posted By degan

Its been 11 years TO THE DAY since the last post...

Its been 11 years TO THE DAY since the last post in this thread lol. Interestingly enough I had a CY10FC. I rode it for about 2 blocks. Sold it to a member here.
06-16-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By degan

I personally wouldn't worry too much about riding...

I personally wouldn't worry too much about riding on them as your working on getting the replacements. Maybe don't hop any curbs. There are a wide variety of replacement wheels that could work for...
04-07-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By degan

I rode an earlier High Sierra with cantilevers...

I rode an earlier High Sierra with cantilevers that I converted to drop bars across the country. I also picked up a roller-cam model and have sold two other that I converted to drops. Great sturdy...
04-07-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,646
Posted By degan

+1 for most anything suntour, particularly the...

+1 for most anything suntour, particularly the Cyclone MkII. They don't have the following of earlier Cyclone models but is a terrific RD.
03-27-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 888
Posted By degan

I once biked home with a full 12 pack of bottles...

I once biked home with a full 12 pack of bottles tied to the rear rack. Didn't notice it was gone until I got home. Didn't hear a crash or anything.
03-27-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,133
Posted By degan

Yes, though my plan is to have a rigid fork on it...

Yes, though my plan is to have a rigid fork on it and use it as a gravel grinder. I ride a 58 cm or so road bike, so a I'm looking for a larger frame. Not something fancy and modern and curvy, more...
03-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,133
Posted By degan

Looking for an older softtail frame. Something...

Looking for an older softtail frame. Something with somewhat normal geometry. Fork not necessary.
03-27-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 100,149
Posted By degan

ISO a set of silver MTB brake levers, going on VO...

ISO a set of silver MTB brake levers, going on VO porteur bars. The classier the better. Also still looking for a V1 octalink BB.
12-22-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 100,149
Posted By degan

Anyone got a V1 (7700, 6500, or 5500) shimano...

Anyone got a V1 (7700, 6500, or 5500) shimano octalink BB with some life left? Standard threading, 109ish to be paired with a 7700 DA crankset. The tech at the local co-op argued with me for a long...
11-22-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By degan

I'd either take the fork to a someone who really...

I'd either take the fork to a someone who really knows what they're doing to fix the fork or throw on a similar fork. If its some rare valuable thing keep the fork and any original parts you remove...
10-10-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,950
Posted By degan

I like bikes of the 70s/80s not for nostalgia...

I like bikes of the 70s/80s not for nostalgia reasons, as most of my bikes have been older then me. I like them for the same reason I like cars of that era; I feel like I can do just about...
09-05-18, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By degan

I had almost an identical bike for a number of...

I had almost an identical bike for a number of months. The RX100 group worked flawlessly. It was a nicer ride than I expected for an AL bike, and it looks great as well. I also remember the paint...
09-05-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By degan

Clicking an indexing shifter pulls a specific...

Clicking an indexing shifter pulls a specific amount of cable. 7 speed clusters are generally going to be more tightly spaced than 5 speed clusters because they need to fit more cogs into relatively...
09-05-18, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 100,149
Posted By degan

Replacing all the steel parts on a tange framed...

Replacing all the steel parts on a tange framed tandem with aluminum. ISO a pair of 29.4 seatposts. Silver please. One needs to be pretty long, or both can be. Just looking for a couple simple...
09-02-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By degan

I rattlecanned a bike once. Went super serious...

I rattlecanned a bike once. Went super serious with it, primed it, sanded a bunch, multiple layers, and hung it a safe place for a while while it cured. It looked great, but was thin and easily...
09-02-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By degan

As long as its not s fat tire Schwinn cruiser,...

As long as its not s fat tire Schwinn cruiser, which people assume are all worth crazy money. I saw one, an obvious reproduction (with a 5 speed Shimano Tourney RD from no earlier than 1996 in my...
09-02-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By degan

I liked the RX100 line. Basically 105 but with a...

I liked the RX100 line. Basically 105 but with a different finish, quite underrated for a group that worked great for me.
09-02-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,760
Posted By degan

I ALWAYS run by bar end shifter cables all the...

I ALWAYS run by bar end shifter cables all the way under the bar tape. Paired with a set of aero levers and you have one clean cockpit. I know all the reasons not to, but as far as I can tell the...
09-02-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By degan

I had a cannondale SM800 (I think) with roller...

I had a cannondale SM800 (I think) with roller cams I converted to a drop bar tourer. Great bike, and honestly touring is probably the best application for these brakes. Low profile so racks won't...
08-30-18, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By degan

MORE ...

MORE
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x2000/dsc02159_583b63ea7db38a173c224ad020400760e7fa3ee7.jpg3TTT Forma bars. 40cm. Scratched up where it clamps. $15 + shipping.
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08-30-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By degan

Lots of parts, Shimano, Suntour, Nitto, Suzue, and more

What a difference having my digital camera working again makes, probably not much in picture quality over my phone from your perspective, but the reduction in time and frustration on my end is...
08-27-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,153
Posted By degan

okey dokey

okey dokey
08-27-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By degan

The drive side BB cup is reverse threaded, so you...

The drive side BB cup is reverse threaded, so you will have to turn it right to loosen it, unless its stuck for some other reason. The stem might be harder if its really stuck. There are tons of...
08-27-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,153
Posted By degan

100 feet? How fast was your roomie going to have...

100 feet? How fast was your roomie going to have enough momentum to skid 100 feet? I can't even imagine it, a person sliding the length of a basketball court plus some, on pavement, just by hitting a...
08-27-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By degan

I had that same RD on a bike I rode across the...

I had that same RD on a bike I rode across the country, bashed it up and it always shifted well, only had to put it in friction mode once because of a cable housing issue.
08-27-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By degan

I think I just kind of want one and if I tell...

I think I just kind of want one and if I tell myself and my mom the later ones are way safer it'll be easier to rationalize the purchase.
08-27-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By degan

The second generation Corvairs got rid of the...

The second generation Corvairs got rid of the swing axle and were actually pretty good cars from what I read, but I guess the reputation was set. I agree on the brakes.
08-27-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,230
Posted By degan

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x477/24338_528328763413_1266983_n_696e6796d0019f83a053c395e630be3a0d15834a.jpg
Kobe Cobra, leaning on a stop sign, waiting for other forms of...
08-27-18, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By degan

I was going to say just snag another one off ebay...

I was going to say just snag another one off ebay or something but when I looked there wasn't a ton there. I bet there is one in your local co-op, or at least something close enough to be a donor,...
08-24-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 100,149
Posted By degan

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/716x580/dsc02052_0cee0ae95110b5dafa26f766b8a525663c298370.jpg...
08-14-18, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By degan

Does it have an integrated derailleur hanger? My...

Does it have an integrated derailleur hanger? My guess is a 400 or something like that. A picture would help immensely. I don't think any of the RB bikes came with 27" wheels as they had been...
08-14-18, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By degan

Wish I had done this with the only frame I've...

Wish I had done this with the only frame I've tried to get a seatpost out of using more than brute force and penetrating oils. I used hacksaw blades and a sawzall to cut strips out of the post. I...
06-17-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13,384
Views: 2,659,398
Posted By degan

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/776x446/wp_20180617_008_bdece526a50a9b4f6f40c729c99830cff7dfa04f.jpg...
02-14-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,891
Posted By degan

I've looked at it and, through my lens, I cannot...

I've looked at it and, through my lens, I cannot see a hand position that I personally would find comfortable for any distance. Having the hand holds out wider than my shoulders always seemed weird...
02-08-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By degan

Mine are DC981 now that I look. They look great...

Mine are DC981 now that I look. They look great on the bike but I wish the bike was oriented more like what it is today, though I haven't really tried very hard to figure something out.
02-08-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By degan

I have an old Mongoose ATB from like 83 with this...

I have an old Mongoose ATB from like 83 with this issue. The Dia-Compe 980(?) that were on there were in good shape so I decided to not pull at that loose thread and just left them on there. They...
02-08-18, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By degan

I think the red and white will really 'pop' if...

I think the red and white will really 'pop' if they were together. If that is a high priority, go for it. Personally, I'd put the group you like more on the bike you ride more, then if its really...
01-31-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,589
Posted By degan

Plasti-dip the frame.

Plasti-dip the frame.
01-31-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,664,766
Posted By degan

I rode a tandem for years that ended up being two...

I rode a tandem for years that ended up being two Schwinns welded together. It was before I knew much about bikes and was probably one of the more dangerous things I've ever put someone else...
01-31-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,117
Posted By degan

Its funny, the same people will laugh at someone...

Its funny, the same people will laugh at someone with a big comfy seat on their bike while they have enough padding in their shorts to make them look like they're diapers are full.
01-31-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By degan

Well I'm just repeating what other people said...

Well I'm just repeating what other people said about it, plus there are a number of Burleys out there that resemble my bike a lot more than yours. Thank you for an entirely useless post.



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01-31-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By degan

I liked True Temper steel on the couple things I...

I liked True Temper steel on the couple things I rode that used it. The road bike especially was so nimble and agile.
01-31-18, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By degan

Tandem/cargo bike project input needed

So, I recently picked up a Roland (Team Sport?) tandem, basically for free. I know the brand is nothing to write home about but from what I've learned mine is pretty much a knock-off Burley, except...
01-30-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,680
Posted By degan

Looking for a long 26.2 seatpost in silver. Have...

Looking for a long 26.2 seatpost in silver. Have lots to trade.
12-26-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,924
Posted By degan

I once went in to my local co-op and watched a...

I once went in to my local co-op and watched a dude collect like 100 lbs of stuff while giggling and commenting on how much he is going to get for this and that on ebay.
12-19-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,680
Posted By degan

Still looking for a set of 3x8 brifters. Also a...

Still looking for a set of 3x8 brifters. Also a triple FD with a 32mm clamp, or maybe 31.8? Bottom pull.
12-09-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,877,474
Posted By degan

No.

No.
12-07-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By degan

Well its nothing special, but the cable routing...

Well its nothing special, but the cable routing was enough for me to take a flier on it. The orange is actually growing on me, maybe I'll give it a try.
12-07-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By degan

Well I'm not really going to split hairs at this...

Well I'm not really going to split hairs at this point as to what paint was on it before it was painted orange. I think I'm going to strip it and re-re-paint it. Actually the orange paint probably...
12-07-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,196
Posted By degan

I've seen a few around and even contemplated...

I've seen a few around and even contemplated buying one, but I couldn't get past the stamped dropouts.
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