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05-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21,099
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Posted By SpiritCyclist

I just dropped in on this thread but have to...

I just dropped in on this thread but have to agree heartily with the last few statements. A few years back I bought and restored a 1969 Raleigh Sports, and it's mainly been sitting idle in my mom's...
09-07-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,511
Posted By SpiritCyclist

jamesdak, nice bike! Keep the updates coming on...

jamesdak, nice bike! Keep the updates coming on what you decide to do with her. And pictures too. I just picked up nearly the same exact bike, what I believe is a 1980 S12-S, 23" frame--though yours...
09-04-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Super...of Course

I got a "bonus" bike when going to buy a Fuji S12-S from a craigslist seller recently. He says, "You fix up old bikes? How about this one here?" I snagged it for $1 extra (and as it turned out,...
05-18-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 151,712
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Royale...With Cheese

Great shot of that Royale.

I just grabbed a 1980 Royale, in white, for $100. The bike is nearly original, save for some newer Panaracer Pasela tires (those were a welcome sight!), saddle, and...
04-24-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,112
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Thanks mountaindave! Gotta figure out how to...

Thanks mountaindave! Gotta figure out how to properly post an image 😉
04-22-16, 07:06 PM
04-22-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By SpiritCyclist

NOW we're talkin! 517442

NOW we're talkin!
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04-21-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Wow bikemig, 3 of them. Nice! Thanks for the...

Wow bikemig, 3 of them. Nice! Thanks for the replies and the link to your thread. That's definitely handy. Here are some pics of the offending rust, although it didn't look nearly as bad after a...
04-20-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Bridgestone MB-3: Notes, Thoughts, etc.

Today I picked up a 1994 Bridgestone MB-3 for a great price. It's a beautiful bike.

I plan to do a full overhaul and then ride it 'till kingdom come. The bike is mostly stock except stem/handlebar...
04-20-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

"Saved" this 1993 Stumpjumper FS yesterday. This...

"Saved" this 1993 Stumpjumper FS yesterday. This has got to be one of the most thoroughly hard-ridden bikes I've ever seen. The chainrings and sprockets are so worn, they can barely hold the chain!...
04-19-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

I went and looked at this exact bike! Decided I...

I went and looked at this exact bike! Decided I didn't want to take on another project at the moment, being in the middle of a few already. vintagerando, where in CT are you located? And was that...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,512
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Older MTB's (early 90's/late 80's) can often be...

Older MTB's (early 90's/late 80's) can often be found very cheap, often as complete bikes in good condition. Some of these have very lightweight yet durable frames. If you are savvy with bike tools...
04-15-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,549,512
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Before: 516177 After: 516180

Before:
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After:
516180
04-15-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 216,844
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Just built this one up, my first "from-scratch"...

Just built this one up, my first "from-scratch" single speed. 1987 Mongoose Alta. Full cro-mo frame, fork and stays, and lots of braze-ons to boot. The horizontal dropouts were begging to be...
04-08-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Thanks Canker--I just might go ahead and do that.

Thanks Canker--I just might go ahead and do that.
04-08-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,190
Posted By SpiritCyclist

I'm just getting back into MTB after a long time...

I'm just getting back into MTB after a long time off, and it feels so great to be on those trails again! Here is my new-old bike out on my ride today, with some great scenery in the background...
04-08-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By SpiritCyclist

New Old Ride - 2000 Stumpjumper M2 Pro

Hello everyone! I've been on the forum for a while but I think this is my first post in MTB land.

I'm just getting back into mountain biking after a long (too long) hiatus. I've been doing a lot...
04-07-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,008
Posted By SpiritCyclist

MY LBS experiences are hit and miss. I try to...

MY LBS experiences are hit and miss. I try to support them whenever I can, but it can be tough, for reasons others have noted already.

Second to last experience: I had the pleasure of being...
03-30-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,549,512
Posted By SpiritCyclist

1987 Mongoose Alta that I just grabbed off...

1987 Mongoose Alta that I just grabbed off craigslist. Luckily, it fits me just right. Photos are "as-found" condition. This bike is full of possibilities...a bevy of rack and fender mounts! I am...
Forum: Touring
05-26-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

bikemig, it looks like you only have one...

bikemig, it looks like you only have one rack/fender mount eyelet on the back of that white Stumpjumper. Do you have the fender stay mounted outside of the rack, or vice versa? I've got mine set up...
Forum: Touring
05-26-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

bikemig, those are both really great looking! I...

bikemig, those are both really great looking! I considered doing the drop conversion thing, but I had just set up my flat bars with new grips and shifters...and as much as like to work on bikes, I am...
Forum: Touring
05-24-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

bikemig, I did consider going with the trekking...

bikemig, I did consider going with the trekking bars, but I'm probably going to keep the flat bars I have on there for now. I'm quite used to them by now, having ridden the bike a lot for the past...
Forum: Touring
05-24-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Well, the wheels came and they're quite nice...

Well, the wheels came and they're quite nice (though I haven't mounted them yet). 36 hole rims, butted DT spokes. I think I'll keep these. Called Velomine, and they said it was fine to run them with...
Forum: Touring
05-21-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

saddlesores, you are cracking me up!!! :lol:

saddlesores, you are cracking me up!!! :lol:
Forum: Touring
05-20-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

I see, those are quite a bit cheaper. The wheels...

I see, those are quite a bit cheaper. The wheels have already shipped, so I'd have to wait for them to arrive, then return them. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Touring
05-20-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Haha, no it does not. Shoot. This is why I need...

Haha, no it does not. Shoot. This is why I need to stop buying things on the internet:crash:

Can you use Rhyno Lites with cantilever brakes?
Forum: Touring
05-20-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

These:...

These: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331341613694?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Forum: Touring
05-20-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Thanks again for the insight, everyone. I did end...

Thanks again for the insight, everyone. I did end up ordering a new set of wheels, since I noticed the braking surface on my rear wheel was quite worn/concave. Don't want my tour to end before it...
Forum: Touring
05-20-15, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Aw man, those were the exact words I needed to...

Aw man, those were the exact words I needed to hear! My goal is not to obsess over the bike, but to get it up to snuff so that I can hit the open road. I don't want to fall victim to "analysis...
Forum: Touring
05-19-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Thanks, Johnny Mullet. Yeah, I changed over the...

Thanks, Johnny Mullet. Yeah, I changed over the tires but a new set of semi-slicks is on the way. I plan to do some trial runs this summer, so hopefully I'll get most of the issues sorted. The bike...
Forum: Touring
05-19-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

OK, I ran down to the bike co-op and grabbed a...

OK, I ran down to the bike co-op and grabbed a pair of bar ends for five bucks. Mounted them up, wrapped some bar tape on them, and I like them a lot. It's nice to have an alternative hand position....
Forum: Touring
05-19-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Thank you all for the thoughtful replies! It...

Thank you all for the thoughtful replies! It sounds like a new crankset is in order. I have the replacement BB ready to go--just need to get that old crank off. MassiveD, I appreciate the insight on...
Forum: Touring
05-19-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Thanks, fietsbob. That's what I was thinking. I...

Thanks, fietsbob. That's what I was thinking. I have the crank bolt loose, and I'm gonna just ride it around till it falls off. Then replace BB and find a new crankset.
Forum: Touring
05-19-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Upgrade my MTB or keep as is?

So, I am planning my first big tour for the late summer/early fall, from Rhode Island to Colorado. I'd like to use my 1997 Diamondback Sorrento--it's a rigid frame steel MTB that I've been using as...
Forum: Touring
05-19-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,691
Posted By SpiritCyclist

I'm planning on doing my first ever tour, from...

I'm planning on doing my first ever tour, from Providence Rhode Island to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Mid-August to the end of September. My girlfriend and I just graduated from college here in...
04-27-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17,602
Views: 2,730,653
Posted By SpiritCyclist

1970s.-- Vintage -Schwinn-mens-10 speed - $100...

1970s.-- Vintage -Schwinn-mens-10 speed - $100 (cranston) http://images.craigslist.org/00E0E_140UgZvJouR_600x450.jpg


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04-27-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,323
Posted By SpiritCyclist

I keep posting this around; my recent trash-find...

I keep posting this around; my recent trash-find Le Tour... I though this was rough, but boy, not compared to some of these!
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04-27-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,646
Posted By SpiritCyclist

I recently found a 1984 Super Le Tour in the...

I recently found a 1984 Super Le Tour in the trash. I love the way it rides, even though the frame's too big for me. Spend some time with yours, tune it up right, and you'll enjoy it!
04-23-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Oh, and I definitely agree about that Trek...a...

Oh, and I definitely agree about that Trek...a fine way to spend 30 bucks right there. What a beauty.
04-23-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Here's my Super Le Tour--the derailers were junk,...

Here's my Super Le Tour--the derailers were junk, so I've set up as a budget single speed. Overhauled the entire bike and reused all the original parts. Total cost = $0, minus the time spent, that...
04-19-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

No pictures, but I grabbed a 1984 Schwinn Super...

No pictures, but I grabbed a 1984 Schwinn Super Le Tour from a trash pile today. Spent the day taking it apart, and thank the Lord nothing was stuck/seized, despite a decent amount of rust. Will post...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Wow, I actually know what you're talking about....

Wow, I actually know what you're talking about. I've zip tied milk crates to both my and my girlfriend's bikes and one of them (I believe the diagonal base) secured much better with zip-ties.

The...
03-29-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Looks cool! Interesting. My catch of the day...

Looks cool!
Interesting. My catch of the day was also outfitted with Tange 900. I am a firm believer in synchronicity; it has been happening to me like crazy lately (even here on BF) :thumb:
03-29-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Oh boy, tell me about it. I've been working on a...

Oh boy, tell me about it. I've been working on a stuck seatpost in a Centurion Ironman frame for over a year now. I try to get it out, get frustrated when it won't budge, and give up, till 3 months...
03-29-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Thanks! It'll get the full treatment, don't...

Thanks! It'll get the full treatment, don't worry. I just cleaned it up and straightened it out for now.
03-29-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13,513
Views: 2,716,434
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Pardon the long story on this one. I'm a senior...

Pardon the long story on this one. I'm a senior English major, I can't help writing voluminously.

Two weeks ago, on a beautiful Sunday morning, I rode my bike up a random dead-end street I'd...
03-25-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 261,606
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Just checked on this. Serial number indicates...

Just checked on this. Serial number indicates that my bike was made in October of 1978 in the Worksop factory, according to The Headbadge.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,108
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Anyone here have experience cycling in...

Anyone here have experience cycling in Providence, RI?

I wouldn't exactly know how to rate it since it's the only city I've really commuted in, but I'd say it's decent. Really not much...
03-25-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 261,606
Posted By SpiritCyclist

noglider, Thanks, I believe it's a 1978, but...

noglider, Thanks, I believe it's a 1978, but could be later. I should check on the serial number. Actually, where the seatpost sits now my legs feel like they are in a good position, and the reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,765
Posted By SpiritCyclist

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