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06-01-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,216
Posted By king koeller

The old schwinn freewheels were made by ATOM... ...

The old schwinn freewheels were made by ATOM...
then Mallaird,
then shimano,
06-01-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,545
Posted By king koeller

After rereading this string of questions and...

After rereading this string of questions and answers, sounds like your spoke tension is way to low.
Did your friend check the rear wheel dishing?
When you squeeze spoke pairs how much do they...
06-01-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,545
Posted By king koeller

To be better educated about bikes... Always ask...

To be better educated about bikes...
Always ask questions,
watch what the mechanics do,
learn all you can about your bike,
read about bike repair,
hang out with bike mechanics,
Overhaul your...
06-01-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,545
Posted By king koeller

The LBS is there to serve you. They intentionally...

The LBS is there to serve you. They intentionally don't rip anyone off.
The only people who could possibly ever get ripped off are people who don't know how to service their own bikes.
05-31-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 411,544
Posted By king koeller

I'm listening to Gerry Mulligan on the Baritone...

I'm listening to Gerry Mulligan on the Baritone Saxophone!!West coast Jazz!
It's addictive!~
Forum: Touring
05-31-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,532
Posted By king koeller

I adjust my Brooks B-17 the following way. Get a...

I adjust my Brooks B-17 the following way. Get a level. The kind with a bubble in it. Set the saddle perfectly parallel to the earth. Now when that's done, drop the front 2 degrees, There you have...
05-31-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,545
Posted By king koeller

Loose play in the hub

Loose play in the hub
05-31-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By king koeller

Down tube shifters are the best anyway. They are...

Down tube shifters are the best anyway. They are lighter. They are more responsive. Less cable stretch and they are faster.
Most importantly they are way cooler.
05-31-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By king koeller

Yes I get that way also, I constantly want to...

Yes I get that way also, I constantly want to upgrade, but sometimes I need to stop and enjoy what I have.
05-31-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By king koeller

You got a great deal! It looks like a Schwinn...

You got a great deal! It looks like a Schwinn Traveler, which had super nice fully lugged Made in Japan frames.
All the fixie people will say, make a fixie out of it, I say restore it to its full...
Forum: Foo
05-31-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,390
Posted By king koeller

Hello Ron, Welcome to Bike Forum. You'll find...

Hello Ron, Welcome to Bike Forum.
You'll find it to be an enjoyable place to share your ideas, stories or photos.
One thing about Bike forum that I've noticed over the years, we tend to be...
05-31-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,627
Posted By king koeller

Easy answer.... Just get a triple crank

Easy answer....

Just get a triple crank
05-31-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By king koeller

It it was me, keep the bike as it is and buy a...

It it was me, keep the bike as it is and buy a new bike that has the internal geaered hub. It's not worth redishing the rear wheel.
If it ain't broke don't fix it. What is to be gained be removing...
05-31-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,283
Posted By king koeller

I like photos too but don't get me wrong.... this...

I like photos too but don't get me wrong.... this website is called Bike Forum not Bike Gallery.
This is a place where we gather to discuss Cycling and Vintage Bikes.
Flicker has tons of bike...
05-31-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,216
Posted By king koeller

The best solvent for repacking hubs and bottom...

The best solvent for repacking hubs and bottom brackets is kerosene. That is an old school answer, today there are green alternatives.
05-30-10, 04:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,443
Posted By king koeller

I agree, that's why for so many, the simplicity...

I agree, that's why for so many, the simplicity of a fixed gear is so appealing to new-be's, provided that the fixed gear is not fixed, and the bike has some minimal kind of brake. The true...
05-30-10, 04:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,283
Posted By king koeller

TREK ELANCE 400D, 1986, Reynolds 531,$50

There's something about this classic TREK that just resonates with me. I guess I'm just so turned off by all these new Carbon bikes, I'm 48, and dreamed of having a Reynolds 531 since the first time...
05-28-10, 10:19 PM
05-28-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,443
Posted By king koeller

There are 2 kinds of people . Fixed gear...

There are 2 kinds of people .
Fixed gear riders who fly, .....until they hit the big mountain...
Multiple gear riders who keep flyin up and down the mountain....
05-28-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,283
Posted By king koeller

Yes, you're correct, a flat bladed screwdriver...

Yes, you're correct, a flat bladed screwdriver works fine for the minor widening of the seatpost collar. I first tried my trusty old Craftman regular but it got me no-where, the seat post would still...
05-28-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 411,544
Posted By king koeller

As a Professional Saxophonist, playing for 38...

As a Professional Saxophonist, playing for 38 years total, 22 years in the USAF Bands, I listen to Jazz almost exclusively. I'm not trying to be a music snob, but some music just bores the hell out...
05-28-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,283
Posted By king koeller

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh145/sk8cello/...

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh145/sk8cello/IMG_0647.jpg
Here is a photo of the 2nd best deal of the century ...$50. I can't believe it!
Here's what it looks like! My teenager son posted...
05-28-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,514
Posted By king koeller

You did fantastic! Great bike great deal! Campy...

You did fantastic! Great bike great deal!
Campy rules!
Reynolds 531 rules!
I'm the guy who just got a Trek Elance 400D with Reynolds 531 at a yard sale for $50
05-28-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,283
Posted By king koeller

Deal of the Century TREK ELANCE 400D, Reynolds 531, $50.

Well ,I guess you're right...
that is the deal of the century with full campy record...only 10 bucks, awesome!,
But I'll take second place any day.
I'm still only in this bike for $50 plus a...
05-28-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,283
Posted By king koeller

Deal of the century!!! TREK ELANCE 400D, 1986, Reynolds 531, $50

I can't believe it! I was driving down the road here in Dayton, Ohio when I spotted all these cars at a yard sale. I immediately saw a road bike for sale, I was curious so I decided to stop. As I...
Forum: Foo
05-22-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,729
Posted By king koeller

I'm in the mood for some bourbon after playing ...

I'm in the mood for some bourbon after playing jazz rock gig with a top 40 band at a state senator daughters wedding here in Ohio.
05-22-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,505
Posted By king koeller

If I was you, don't replace anything unless it's...

If I was you, don't replace anything unless it's totally trashed. Just over haul everything and you'll be all set.
Forum: Foo
05-22-10, 10:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,729
Posted By king koeller

Yes! drink up! I didn't win!! I Thought i...

Yes! drink up!


I didn't win!! I Thought i was the first reply!!
05-22-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By king koeller

That is a beautiful hand lugged Hi-ten steel...

That is a beautiful hand lugged Hi-ten steel frame made in Japan in the early 1980's... perfect for a fixed gear or build it up as road bike. It is not a mountain frame because there are no...
09-17-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,497
Posted By king koeller

A bicycle is a machine. An inanimate object. A...

A bicycle is a machine. An inanimate object. A first name, or even a nick name would be reserved for something or someone that is alive, like a person, dog, cat, or pet horse. I know of people who...
09-17-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,980
Posted By king koeller

I wear Levis 505 unwashed but they no longer sell...

I wear Levis 505 unwashed but they no longer sell them that way. The price has gone from $19.99 in 1992, to $34.00 today. Too much money! I only shop at Sears. Always have, always will. I can't stand...
09-16-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By king koeller

I love your bike !! Every Peugot PX 10 i ever saw...

I love your bike !! Every Peugot PX 10 i ever saw had the same Strong-light star crank. The Sun tour cyclone is not original. The original derailleur would have been a plastic simplex. Also the Campy...
09-16-09, 11:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,889
Posted By king koeller

He is in his own world, and you startled him out...

He is in his own world, and you startled him out of it. He probably thinks you're Gay. Most men don't talk to each other unless they are good friends. In the Men's room you don't talk, that is just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By king koeller

Fantastic!! Perfect for a fixed gear conversion!

Fantastic!! Perfect for a fixed gear conversion!
09-16-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By king koeller

Take the bike all apart, there are plenty of...

Take the bike all apart, there are plenty of great parts. When you get to the stripped down frame, hang it on the wall forever as a type of modern art. Hang wind chimes on it. Go to any local thrift...
09-16-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By king koeller

We appreciate you. Bikes forever!

We appreciate you.
Bikes forever!
Replies: 6
Views: 3,645
Posted By king koeller

They did a hack job of making it a fixed gear. If...

They did a hack job of making it a fixed gear. If it was my bike, the first thing I would do, is strip it down to the bare frame and start from scratch. Your going to want to repack you bottom...
09-16-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By king koeller

Sheldon Brown has written ... "Some bikes have a...

Sheldon Brown has written ... "Some bikes have a small brazed-on peg facing inward near the bottom of the right seat stay. This is intended to support the chain when the rear wheel has been removed...
09-16-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,373
Posted By king koeller

Kurt, I want you to know how much I love Schwinn...

Kurt, I want you to know how much I love Schwinn Paramounts!!
I always wanted one, never got one, maybe some day...
Reynolds 531, Full Campy Nuovo Record, This is one bike Schwinn got right!
Let's...
09-16-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,943
Posted By king koeller

Mine was a 23". Thanks for the generous offer,...

Mine was a 23".
Thanks for the generous offer, the only problem is I live out here in Ohio.
It would be a blast to fix them up.
Have a great biking day!
09-16-09, 06:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,943
Posted By king koeller

On my Varsity, back in the day, 1974, I changed...

On my Varsity, back in the day, 1974, I changed out the seat to a leather Ideal 99, removed all excessive weight. I took off the spoke protector, chain guard, brake safety lever's, and removed kick...
Forum: Foo
09-16-09, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,083
Posted By king koeller

Letterman has the best band, Conan has the...

Letterman has the best band, Conan has the quickest wit, Leno has the best cars, and Ferguson is just plain Crazy!
I'm a David Letterman person. When he's on, it's unbelievable!
Like when he...
Forum: Foo
09-16-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By king koeller

Please see a doctor.

Please see a doctor.
09-16-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,375
Posted By king koeller

Please try to stay on topic... Helmets save...

Please try to stay on topic...

Helmets save lives but only if you wear them...

I've been lucky in my 40 years of cycling. No accidents.

In 1974, when I raced in a criterion style road rally,...
09-15-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,375
Posted By king koeller

My friend Jim is someone you don't know, because...

My friend Jim is someone you don't know, because you haven't been a member of this forum as long as I have.:
http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/a...aspx?id=858214
For those that don't know, former...
09-15-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,375
Posted By king koeller

I will always wear my helmet. You're on you...

I will always wear my helmet.
You're on you own.......
Let's see who lives the longest...
09-15-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,375
Posted By king koeller

I'm so sick of the non helmet people trying to...

I'm so sick of the non helmet people trying to convince everyone why they shouldn't have to wear a helmet. Some things in life are a given. Don't stick a fork into a electrical outlet. If you smoke...
09-14-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,375
Posted By king koeller

It's obvious that these so called "cool people"...

It's obvious that these so called "cool people" are so frickin' stupid!!!
This is exactly like die hard Cigarette smokers.
They know it will kill them, but they don't give a crap. Total morons......
09-14-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,373
Posted By king koeller

The serial numbers of my bike are very close to...

The serial numbers of my bike are very close to your serial number...
The OMEGA DELUXE MT1800; 21 inch frame...

60 80895 & C890603240
Our bikes are 173 away from each other.

The Gum wall...
09-14-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,373
Posted By king koeller

I have the exact same bike!!!

OMG, !!!I have the same bike! It's the "Omega Deluxe" Made in Korea. On the down tube it indicates the model number; MT1800. On the top tube it says 18 speed mountain bike in red lettering.The High...
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