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07-05-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,563
Posted By mobilemail

Of course there is!! 1. Brand of bike I own....

Of course there is!!

1. Brand of bike I own.
2. Brand of bike you own.

I kid! I kid!
07-05-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By mobilemail

If that bike was a smaller frame I would tell you...

If that bike was a smaller frame I would tell you how ugly and despicable it is, and insist you send it to me before your friends see it and you are embarrassed.

The truth is, it's one attractive...
07-02-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 170,503
Posted By mobilemail

I'd buy that for a dollar!! :thumb: (no...

I'd buy that for a dollar!! :thumb: (no apologies for RoboCop reference...)
06-07-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 120,385
Posted By mobilemail

I will check when I get home and let you know in...

I will check when I get home and let you know in a day or two exactly what I have. They aren't exactly beautiful, but I believe they are functional, and I'm happy to see if we can just swap something...
06-07-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 120,385
Posted By mobilemail

I will check when I get home from my work...

I will check when I get home from my work travels, but I think the ultegra brifters I have are 9-speed.
05-21-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 120,385
Posted By mobilemail

I have some Shimano 600s I took off my '85...

I have some Shimano 600s I took off my '85 Cannondale a few months ago. Send me a PM and I will send some pics, but I won't be able to do anything with this until the weekend.
05-15-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 649,845
Posted By mobilemail

First is my most recent acquisition, an '85...

First is my most recent acquisition, an '85 Cannondale ST400. It was pre-index so I rebuilt the 27" wheels with 9-speed hubs and modernized the drivetrain, still a classic half-step plus granny. ...
05-14-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By mobilemail

To be honest, these things were so hard to get on...

To be honest, these things were so hard to get on the rim that I can't remove myself from all blame. I haven't had tires that were that hard to mount since...well...the 80's....
05-13-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By mobilemail

Yeah yeah ok, $30 down the tubes. I suppose I've...

Yeah yeah ok, $30 down the tubes. I suppose I've made worse mistakes. I think I was drawn in because they were 27", and finding a high quality, folding 27" tire is like finding gold. But I agree,...
05-13-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By mobilemail

Do you buy vintage tires?

So here's my story...
A few years ago I was cruising a bike shop and found a half dozen Schwinn Passage 27x1-1/4 kevlar bead folding tires. Cool, I thought, I will throw them on the shelf for the...
05-13-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By mobilemail

Could you have somebody weld it up and use it for...

Could you have somebody weld it up and use it for an indoor trainer bike? If it breaks again, no biggie. Other than that, indoor or outdoor ornament.
05-13-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,803
Posted By mobilemail

I bought one of these stands last year. They are...

I bought one of these stands last year. They are an exceptional stand for the price!
05-13-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,501
Posted By mobilemail

Cool! That would look great right next to my...

Cool! That would look great right next to my Bike Hoarder certificate!
05-13-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,501
Posted By mobilemail

I feel kind of bad for folks buying new bikes and...

I feel kind of bad for folks buying new bikes and not have a clue how to work on them. But I have learned through observation even before that most folks didn't have a clue how to work on their...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,342
Posted By mobilemail

I think the amount you carry and the distance you...

I think the amount you carry and the distance you ride has a lot to do with it. I commuted on my bike for years in Pensacola. It was pretty short, 7-10 miles each way, and most times I just carried...
05-04-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,598
Posted By mobilemail

Adventure bike, gravel bike, touring bike,...

Adventure bike, gravel bike, touring bike, fitness bike..... whatever....

Just ride the darned thing!!!! The bike doesn't know what it is, only that it wants to be used.
04-19-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 170,503
Posted By mobilemail

I love that color! My wife has a vintage 'Dale...

I love that color! My wife has a vintage 'Dale MTB she picked up at a swap meet over the winter. I might try to talk her out of it and do the restoration. :-)

Every time I look at the big...
03-31-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 170,503
Posted By mobilemail

Here is my Cannondale project. it was all OEM...

Here is my Cannondale project. it was all OEM pre-index when I bought it. I wanted to modernize the drivetrain a bit while still maintaining a little retro. The product was a 27-speed, very wide...
02-08-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,927
Posted By mobilemail

That Centurion is just too pretty to be ignored!!

That Centurion is just too pretty to be ignored!!
02-07-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,637
Posted By mobilemail

Cannnondale?

Cannnondale?
02-06-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,817
Posted By mobilemail

As long as those freewheels have been on the...

As long as those freewheels have been on the shelf, it most likely needs repacked with good grease. If you aren't comfortable chasing a hundred bearings across the floor when you open it, I think I...
01-30-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,902
Posted By mobilemail

Bike monogamy? Ain't gonna happen! I like...

Bike monogamy? Ain't gonna happen!

I like the classy older models ready for a little makeup and a lot of action! A bike cougar! No commitments, no regrets!

(I do not use, promote or endorse...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,742
Posted By mobilemail

I have two bikes with Champion Flyers mounted....

I have two bikes with Champion Flyers mounted. One of them was free, but it was over-treated by the original owner so I'm not sure how long it will last. I also have two nearly new Team Pro's on the...
01-29-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mobilemail

We all seem to agree about the right tool for the...

We all seem to agree about the right tool for the job thing. If OTS hadn't offered to loan me his I would likely be ordering one from Poland myself. But since I don't get to work on a lot of bikes...
01-28-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mobilemail

PM sent!! Thanks for the kind offer!

PM sent!!

Thanks for the kind offer!
01-28-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mobilemail

I went by a couple shops (older shops too, so I...

I went by a couple shops (older shops too, so I was pretty hopeful) with no results. I'll see what else I can dig up while traveling for work this week.

I know I can probably use my existing...
01-28-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mobilemail

Have a source for a 600EX headset wrench?

My Cannondale ST400 has one of these blessed headsets. All the other grease on the bike was original (as in, like glue), I would really like to get it apart and repack it.

I checked ebay, it...
01-27-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,863
Posted By mobilemail

Twenty years ago I moved from IL to Florida. Up...

Twenty years ago I moved from IL to Florida. Up to that point I was very comfortable riding down to freezing temps. Below that only rides below 10 miles because I could never keep my feet warm.
...
01-25-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By mobilemail

Never heard of the brand, but the frame and...

Never heard of the brand, but the frame and components make me think '85-87ish.
Forum: Recumbent
01-24-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,058
Posted By mobilemail

The Burley Jett Creek was the same LWB frame,...

The Burley Jett Creek was the same LWB frame, just different component group. Keep an eye out for that one as well.
01-21-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,309
Posted By mobilemail

For me, it's 1. the number of bikes you have...

For me, it's
1. the number of bikes you have space to store and service "correctly" - as in you can get one in and out without fear of damaging the others or spend twenty minutes moving them out of...
01-20-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,369
Posted By mobilemail

If I happen to find a good deal on a thrift store...

If I happen to find a good deal on a thrift store bike, this is invariably what happens.

I'm at the stage of functioning bikeaholic. I don't have enough time in my current lifestyle to support...
01-16-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,883
Posted By mobilemail

So happens I have a '96 M400, pics at...

So happens I have a '96 M400, pics at https://onedrive.live.com/?id=C52959B56673790E%2140380&cid=C52959B56673790E

It has a steel rigid unicrown fork.
Forum: Foo
01-15-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 21,511
Posted By mobilemail

It was a cliff...

It was a cliff...
01-13-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By mobilemail

I just found out about it a couple days ago. I...

I just found out about it a couple days ago. I recalled the show used to be about this time of year, so I looked and found it. Needless to say, I will be there in the afternoon tomorrow. I have a...
01-13-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By mobilemail

I think that is the best solution I've heard yet!...

I think that is the best solution I've heard yet! Thanks for sharing! Now to start my search for the long recessed nut. So happens I'm going to a bike swap tomorrow, maybe I'll get lucky.
01-10-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By mobilemail

85 'Dale ST400 brake upgrade

I would like to upgrade my ST400's brakes to dual pivot, and it so happens I have a set at home...but they are recessed nut, and the ST400 has external nut brakes. So I thought I would ask before I...
01-07-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 170,503
Posted By mobilemail

I'm pretty sure that's an '89 ST600, based on the...

I'm pretty sure that's an '89 ST600, based on the graphics, the 3.0 label, color and parts.

http://vintagecannondale.com/year/1989/1989.pdf pg 23 and 24
01-07-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,402
Posted By mobilemail

bentrideronline.com recumbents several airgun...

bentrideronline.com recumbents
several airgun forums
rimfirecentral.com
crazyguyonabike

I am on others, but these are about the only ones that I check periodically. I pretty much always use...
01-07-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 170,503
Posted By mobilemail

Hello all! I haven't been in the C&V space for a...

Hello all! I haven't been in the C&V space for a while (did you miss me? :-) ) But I knew you would withdraw my bike nerd card if I didn't share this.

Yesterday I came upon this near minty 1985...
01-04-18, 12:47 PM
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,528
Posted By mobilemail

Wow! I'm sorry to hear about your negative...

Wow! I'm sorry to hear about your negative experience! I can't really comment on experience with a manufacturer because I have only bought two new recumbents (one for me, one for my wife), and they...
Forum: Touring
07-27-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By mobilemail

You could have fun from Quincy. Ride East to...

You could have fun from Quincy. Ride East to enjoy places like Siloam Springs State Park or Pittsfield. South to be all touristy and explore Hannibal! (There are definitely hills in Hannibal!) If...
Forum: Touring
07-27-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By mobilemail

I would love to join you on that ride! I won't...

I would love to join you on that ride! I won't get to, but I would love to.... I live near the confluence of the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois rivers, so maybe I can keep up with your plans...
07-26-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,468
Posted By mobilemail

I still have a copy of the '90s Bicycling...

I still have a copy of the '90s Bicycling Magazine "sex issue", where they introduced the need for the saddles with a middle trench. Saddles have never been the same! Except for my Brooks....
Forum: Touring
07-26-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,510
Posted By mobilemail

Yes, I did that intentionally. I found that the...

Yes, I did that intentionally. I found that the bar having a slightly downward slope instead of upward allowed for a more natural wrist angle...at least for me and my most favored hand positions.
Forum: Touring
07-26-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,510
Posted By mobilemail

Some of my favorite touring bikes have been...

Some of my favorite touring bikes have been vintage mountain bikes. I suppose I may not know enough about "true" touring bikes to realize I shouldn't be having fun! :-) The way I see it, there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By mobilemail

1. At first I didn't realize there was a...

1. At first I didn't realize there was a difference in "speed" and "high speed". Mine is the High Speed Drive - 27T chainring with integrated cover held on with 6 torx screws. (For purposes of this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By mobilemail

Thanks for the tips guys. Sadly, no joy. I am...

Thanks for the tips guys. Sadly, no joy. I am using a ~16" long 1/2" drive ratchet with the appropriate Schlumpf locknut socket. Following right hand thread rules. :-) Used chain whip & crankarm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By mobilemail

No joy. Because the entire crank mechanism rides...

No joy. Because the entire crank mechanism rides on bearings within the shell, any attempt at using the crank arm or chainring for leverage is utterly futile. Bit at least the bearings are good!
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