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12-16-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,021
Posted By grasscutter

Dented? New?

I ponder this scenario if it were a new motorcycle or new car.

Same parameters: new, old stock, couple yrs on the lot, got a deal.
Does getting said deal mean I expect that itís already...
11-29-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/80-2_wheel_drive_949addafeb8b5c3f4ef5856a4df3214412c8e5ec.jpg


Oh yeah. Definitely would have paid $20 for that, on uniqueness alone!
10-13-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

Wait. Doesn't that 'M' that's between the 'made...

Wait. Doesn't that 'M' that's between the 'made in' & 'France', stand for Mailard?
Maybe a lower end hub under the Mailard brand, like the different levels Shimano or Campy has?

Where does this...
10-13-18, 10:48 PM
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Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

<<Anybody have info on those hubs "Diabolo"? Does...

<<Anybody have info on those hubs "Diabolo"? Does that say made in France?>>

I've got no further info, but did a closeup look.
Correct on the 'made in France'.
10-12-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

Raleigh Mountain Technium

Arborist / landscaper, so had the day off due to heavy rains all day.
Scanning craigslist and found this real nice Raleigh Technium for $45.
Can't find much wear on it at all. Pictured as found....
06-25-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

Quick story: G/F has an online re-sale...

Quick story:

G/F has an online re-sale business specializing in vintage bags, luggage, briefcases, etc.
While shopping at a local thrift store, she sends me a text & pic:
Her: so you want this? ...
06-18-18, 05:21 PM
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Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

90's BMW fold'r

As found: $20. Local Thrift store.
Tag on it read "needs gear work'. One of the gripshift shifters had come off. Literally a 15 sec fix.
Few minor adjustments and it rides great.
Needs...
01-22-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,280,763
Posted By grasscutter

Frequent reader, rare poster: Had to comment,...

Frequent reader, rare poster:
Had to comment, and say 'good on you', for the doing the elderly gentleman house & garage repairs.
That's a cloud of good karma, all (including me) can do with...
02-19-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

Hey Clang: I saw that pic as well, but not...

Hey Clang: I saw that pic as well, but not certain its a complete match, (non-suspension fork).

Shp4man: Unfortunately...not very well. Will need disassembled and inspected. No signs of oil...
02-18-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

Picked up a nice Miyata on craigslist today. ...

Picked up a nice Miyata on craigslist today.
Nearly full XT group, (minus the plain SLR brake levers).

Pictures are as found.

Any Miyata aficionados that can point me in the right direction...
02-08-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By grasscutter

Dang!! That was tight. Used FBinNY's 'lean /...

Dang!! That was tight.
Used FBinNY's 'lean / brace wheel against the wall' method. Worked! That, and a 2.5' piece of pipe for an extension.
A light smear of anti-seize will be applied during...
02-07-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By grasscutter

Correct cassette removal tool for this?

What tool do I need to remove this cassette? My FR-1 fits down in the splines correctly, but it won't budge.
Seems I need something to remove the smallest sprocket / lockring 1st?

433007
12-23-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

<<1997 Mongoose Rockadile, last year before...

<<1997 Mongoose Rockadile, last year before Pacific Bicycles collected them into the Borg>>>
Ha! Many a company has gone that path.

Love the older Mongoose rides. Nice Rockadile you posted....
12-15-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

Dry spell for most of the summer... Last couple...

Dry spell for most of the summer... Last couple weeks been finding quite a few $50 finds. Folks must be cleaning out the garage for x-mas cash.

Mongoose IBOC as found. Original owner, with...
12-15-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

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11-15-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,026
Posted By grasscutter

+ 1. Its physics. Your canti arms are below...

+ 1.

Its physics. Your canti arms are below horizontal. Shorten the straddle cable, as has been previously suggested.
11-12-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By grasscutter

Looking for small return spring for rear brake arm. Smaller than normal size?

Shimano 200-GS group, on gf's late 90's Giant Butte.

In need of a brake arm return spring. I've got plenty of spares in the parts bin, or so I thought... But this one is a smaller gauge.
Pic...
01-25-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,889
Posted By grasscutter

Old thread, but felt it needed revisiting. ...

Old thread, but felt it needed revisiting. Especially about the WD-40.
As a paint and body man for many many years, I can tell you, I'll never use WD-40 to clean a frame.
Soap and water only. Let...
01-23-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,280,763
Posted By grasscutter

<<<Is that a Touring model, it looks like one I...

<<<Is that a Touring model, it looks like one I own ( at least the same color & decals) and I would love to see some more pictures of it. I found mine in the trash almost 25yrs ago and stored it...
01-21-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,280,763
Posted By grasscutter

Seldom post any of my finds... But, I do love the...

Seldom post any of my finds... But, I do love the Japanese made Bianchi's, so had to post this one I picked up a day or so ago.

Craigslist ad listed for $50.

Quite nice shape, and in my size!...
12-15-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By grasscutter

That's funny. Tell him to drive it over to that...

That's funny. Tell him to drive it over to that shop, hold out his hand, and ask for his check.
Would love to have that encounter on video!
12-31-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

Good to know. If needed, my LBS would have such...

Good to know. If needed, my LBS would have such a spacer?

HillRider: Nice lead. Thanks. But yeah, the Centaur is on its way.
12-31-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

Yup. I do. I may not be a professional...

Yup. I do.
I may not be a professional mechanic, but think I've got the ability to sift through (quickly skipped the Phil), and find what works, for me, my budget, my riding style, and mechanic...
12-28-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

Or... fit a ISO BB, right? Seems that's the most...

Or... fit a ISO BB, right? Seems that's the most cost effective way to go.
While shopping, I found plenty of new ISO BB's, for way less than a new JIS Shimano crank.
12-28-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

RoadFan: Yeah, it is showing some small rust...

RoadFan: Yeah, it is showing some small rust issues. Ive had it about 7 years. But that leaves lots of years before...
Not rusted out by any means. But there are a few spots on the rear triangle...
12-28-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

I hear what you're saying RoadFan. Guess...

I hear what you're saying RoadFan. Guess 'restore' means different things for different folks. I was meaning, that I'd eventually like to have a nice mid-to-upper level full group on it.
And the...
12-27-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

OK. *whew*... lots of info here. Today I...

OK. *whew*... lots of info here.

Today I searched e*bay and found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/160945169962?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Seems like its correct?
...
12-27-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By grasscutter

Good idea. I'm a decent home mechanic, and...

Good idea. I'm a decent home mechanic, and purchase the correct tools as each project dictates. Saw a couple good homemade presses, so will probably give that a go first.

Crown race? Is that...
12-26-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

290319 290320 Here's a cpl more attempts...

290319
290320

Here's a cpl more attempts to show detail on the square taper.

Backside looks nice and square. Front has areas where the fixing bolt threads rubbed on the spider.
Pics aren't...
12-26-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By grasscutter

Nice! I saw that one. Found a Classic 100 in...

Nice! I saw that one.
Found a Classic 100 in black for $86 on Amazon (Niagara Cycle), so got it ordered.
The swap is pretty straightforward, correct?

I'm keeping (for now), the original quill...
12-26-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

Yeah... Just discovered the taper issue. Some...

Yeah...
Just discovered the taper issue. Some say its negligible. Others disagree.

My Trek 560 Pro is a 1986.
Doubtful many of the components are original, as it came to me many years ago,...
12-26-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,397
Posted By grasscutter

Old Campagnolo BB trashed. What are my options?

Doing some much needed maintenance on my old Trek 560 Pro.
BB started making noise this summer, and now I've got some time during off season to tear into it.
Here's what I found!

290264

Looks...
12-25-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By grasscutter

Re-building my Vintage MTB. Step 1- Buying correct sealed Headset.

Ok. So, my old Rockhopper is getting a rebuild.

Have purchased about 1/2 of the 'newer' parts that will be going back on it.
-Had old Altus C10 group. And am doing a mix of XT and XTR as...
11-26-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,280,763
Posted By grasscutter

:) Dude, that made me chuckle. Haven't heard...

:) Dude, that made me chuckle. Haven't heard that expression in ages! Perfect for a vintage thread!
10-26-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

Schwinn High Sierra

Pictured as found. Bought for $50. PO added new tubes, tires, and had basic adjustment tune-up done at a LBS. ($90 later). Rides perfect. Nothing needs done, besides a light cleaning.
...
10-17-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 150,543
Posted By grasscutter

All I keep hearing is Paul Simon " will you be my...

All I keep hearing is Paul Simon " will you be my bodyguard.." (from "You can call me Al").

Cagers everywhere are fleeing in fear! Ahahahahaha....run cagers, run!
05-01-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 150,543
Posted By grasscutter

I'll add to the 'average looking white guy...

I'll add to the 'average looking white guy thread'!

200231
04-24-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,543
Posted By grasscutter

Brake cable keeps popping out! (ending in spectacular crashes)

OK.. I'm a slow learner. This is the 3rd time my rear brake cable has popped out while on some single track, ending with me over the bars. Epic fail, wish it was recorded, but that's another...
04-17-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,764
Posted By grasscutter

Ahh... I did not know that. Is the...

Ahh... I did not know that.

Is the difference only in type of puller to use?

Or are crank arms interchangeable on ISIS and Power Spline BB's?
04-17-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By grasscutter

39 years old. Super green in all forms of...

39 years old. Super green in all forms of racing. Got 5 races in last year in Road, and did my 1st MTB race and MTB TT a week or so ago.

Was in '1st timer' class of the Cat 3 group. First...
04-17-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,764
Posted By grasscutter

Octalink v1, Octalink v2, ISIS, power spline, Bottom Bracket differences

Being a new(er) bike mechanic, found a really good pic for differences in bottom brackets, as I could not find solid references with pics on here.

Was replacing my TruVativ power spline 68x113 BB,...
04-16-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,586
Posted By grasscutter

Nice story. Needs pics.

Nice story. Needs pics.
04-09-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By grasscutter

Advice on best aluminum mountain bike? Looking to finally upgrade.

Hey. How's it going? Looking to upgrade to a used under $400 bike that has a few upgrades over my mid 1990's Specialized Hardrock rigid steel.

Not sure what bikes have a good track history, easy...
04-07-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,295,958
Posted By grasscutter

ParkPre Hammer. Park Precision was the full...

ParkPre Hammer. Park Precision was the full name, I guess. Just starting to do some research on the
company etc. http://www.parkpre.com/

Pics are as found, and included a rear rack, and a bag...
04-04-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By grasscutter

GOT IT! Can't believe it. Posted the pics and...

GOT IT! Can't believe it. Posted the pics and the thread, and was about to load frame up and take it in... then thought I'd try one last time. Soaked the threads last night, so just maybe.. maybe...
04-04-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By grasscutter

Stuck Bottom Bracket has got me beat! & What type BB do I have?

Well, I've been whupped! Can't get this to budge, even with a 5ft. cheater bar. You can see in one pic that my Shimano BB tool got twisted on the inside and on outside. Soaking the BB with...
03-28-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By grasscutter

Agreed. Decided to do the work myself. $100 or...

Agreed. Decided to do the work myself. $100 or so for the jig, is about the cost for a builder to do 2 forks. After I posted the request, I realized I should just buy it and be done with it.
03-27-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By grasscutter

Jig for welding disc brake tabs. For rent? Borrow? Loan? Etc...

Anyone have the 'Anvil' or similar branded / quality of jigs to weld disc tabs on forks and frames?

Would love to rent it! (pay through paypal). Help you defray some cost of ownership. I have...
10-09-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By grasscutter

Very cool! I'll have to keep my eyes open...

Very cool! I'll have to keep my eyes open better. Don't come across too many 6/7sp freewheel wheelsets around here. Definitely going
to do @ least one re-spoke, to keep original hub, while...
10-09-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By grasscutter

Upgrading rims while keeping OEM hubs? 5sp / 6sp. Bad idea?

Has anyone upgraded their wheelsets using this method? I don't always have the funds to add brifters to the Vintage bikes I find and fix. Most of them need wheel upgrades, which are not that...
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