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02-05-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,257
Posted By seely

The 2nd one looks exactly like my 85, minus the...

The 2nd one looks exactly like my 85, minus the mid blade fork eyelets. Was it a "reissue?"
01-30-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By seely

This makes sense to me, as much as a chainstay...

This makes sense to me, as much as a chainstay mounted brake can make, anyway. My Cimmarron's rear triangle is extremely flexy, it might as well be al dente pasta. Someone also mentioned heel...
01-27-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By seely

Why the switch from cantilever to u brakes back to cantilever?

Something that's always baffled me. Why, when the first production MTBs had perfectly good cantilever brakes, did they start to switch to chain stay mounted u-brakes? It seeme like the transition...
01-16-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,948
Posted By seely

I finally got around to trying my hand at...

I finally got around to trying my hand at aligning it. I first tried the "slow and steady" approach with some very heavy duty ratchet straps, bracing the frame against my basement stairs. It was...
01-15-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,948
Posted By seely

If it makes you feel any better, I got a Cimarron...

If it makes you feel any better, I got a Cimarron (for all the same reasons) going on a year ago now. I didn't do much with it at first but once I got around to building a wheelset for it (after...
01-10-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By seely

This was touched on above, but figured I'd go...

This was touched on above, but figured I'd go into it a little more. As the wheel is being trued, the bladed spoke must be held in place at the "blade" with a slotted tool to prevent the spoke from...
01-10-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,608,479
Posted By seely

Answered my own question -- 1984 High Sierra!

Answered my own question -- 1984 High Sierra!
01-10-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,608,479
Posted By seely

Thats lovely. I can't place which Schwinn that...

Thats lovely. I can't place which Schwinn that would be -- not say it isn't, but I've owned quite a few of that era and the fork crown + long rear triangle + slight BB drop is throwing me off....
01-09-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,690
Posted By seely

Good info, thanks everyone. I know I like the...

Good info, thanks everyone. I know I like the Suntours and the info on the Shimanos seems to more or less confirm what I suspected about the action. I'll probably polish up a pair of the Suntours...
01-08-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By seely

Most shops I worked at knew WD40 as "Shimano...

Most shops I worked at knew WD40 as "Shimano shifter rebuilds in a can". Hose out the shifter/brifter, cycle it through the gears, 8 times out of 10 it's back to catching every gear. The grease in...
01-08-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,690
Posted By seely

The look of the Shimanos was most of the appeal...

The look of the Shimanos was most of the appeal for me -- polished and sleek. I couldn't see how they wouldn't have some "float," which is exactly what they do if I'm interpreting your comment...
01-08-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,690
Posted By seely

Suntour Power Ratchet vs. Shimano Fingertip Control

Any opinions on the Shimano shifters? I've used the Suntours and liked them well enough, but the Shimanos have been kicking around in a drawer for a few years. I don't quite understand the spring...
01-05-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By seely

Tire clearance on 650b Miyata mixte conversion?

I have found a few threads with some finished 650b Miyata and Nishiki conversions, but haven't seen any mention of the final tire clearance. I have one Im putting together for the Mrs. and don't have...
12-28-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By seely

I should have included a little more info -- the...

I should have included a little more info -- the crank to my eyeballs sits too far outboard on the spindle. I'd like to keep the 113 BB because its a UN-91 I got for $5 that looks like it was...
12-28-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By seely

C&V or C&V spirited cranks for 113mm BB?

Currently have a unbranded (SR?) crank on a 113 spindle with 32/44 rings. The derailleur *barely* has enough travel to get up into the big ring, which leads me to believe the crank was intended for a...
12-19-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By seely

100% sure the wheel is dished perfectly ...

100% sure the wheel is dished perfectly



I checked alignment after verifying the dish for the 3rd or 4th time, seems to be spot on.



Which, now I've pretty much arrived here. I'm going to...
12-19-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By seely

Here's something interesting. I was browsing...

Here's something interesting. I was browsing around the web and came across an '85 Cimarron here: https://budgetbicyclectr.com/1985-schwinn-cimarron-mountain-bicycle.html

If you go through the...
12-19-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By seely

I built the rear with the 130mm XT Parallax that...

I built the rear with the 130mm XT Parallax that was on it when I got the bike. Not sure if the hub was original, though. It did sit centered, at least moreso, before I rebuilt the wheel with a new...
12-19-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By seely

Spacing seems spot on to 130, not 100% sure what...

Spacing seems spot on to 130, not 100% sure what the spacing would have been though.
12-19-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By seely

I kind of started to suspect this could be the...

I kind of started to suspect this could be the case. Dealer thirty years ago gets it, doesn't want to send it (maybe after many others) back. So they dish the wheel to the frame. I'm not sure if the...
12-19-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By seely

I did, either it wasn't enough to measure or the...

I did, either it wasn't enough to measure or the rear is somehow technically straight but offset? The old rear wheel before I rebuilt it sat centered, so I imagine it was dished to the frame.
12-18-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By seely

Cimmaron owners, anything funky about the rear triangle?

I'll try to make a long story short. Got a 1985 Cimmaron after 2 years of back and forth with the seller. Bike had been converted to drop bars, not kept many of the original parts. Manual and...
11-14-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By seely

Sorry, late to reply but a 700x25 on an A23 is...

Sorry, late to reply but a 700x25 on an A23 is fine, as long as its a tubeless tire. With our 25mm Aileron and 24mm Quill, we have no qualms about a 23c tire on either. Definitely use two wraps of...
07-25-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,830
Posted By seely

Sorry to bump an old thread, but this is really...

Sorry to bump an old thread, but this is really nicely done. I'm hoping to do something similar with my old Miyata 610 (early centerpull model) and my partner's Miyata mixte. Cheers from Velocity!
05-11-18, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,213
Posted By seely

It works, but with anything over 9spd I find...

It works, but with anything over 9spd I find index shifting far preferable. I have one bike setup 2x10 with bar end shifters, and it stays in indexed mode. I've found with friction shifting, you have...
04-27-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,684
Views: 333,242
Posted By seely

ISO: 30, 32T 94bcd Sugino or comparable chainring

**found a 32t ring that will work reasonably well, but still might want to find a 30 if I can**

Looking for a mate for the chainring in this picture. 94mm BCD, 5 arm. The closer the match the...
04-26-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By seely

Nice work! Those sure look right. Seem like...

Nice work! Those sure look right. Seem like really lightweight, high quality arms, if I can ever find rings for them.
04-26-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By seely

Fixed, had to add the pics manually 🤷

Fixed, had to add the pics manually 🤷
04-26-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By seely

Hmm I attached two but they won't show. I'll try...

Hmm I attached two but they won't show. I'll try to fix it...
04-26-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By seely

Need help ID'ing SR made MTB crank

Hi guys, I've had this crank kicking around for years now and I no longer remember what model it is. When I got it, I thought I could vaguely make out lettering with "XCsomething". For some reason it...
04-22-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,684
Views: 333,242
Posted By seely

ISO: quality square taper 175mm MTB/trekking crank

**sorta found, but still always looking...**

Picked up a new Schwinn Cimmaron drop bar conversion and it came with a modern external bottom bracket/crank ��

ISO: crank of decent quality (Deore...
04-11-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By seely

Please delete... wrong forum!

I haven't had my coffee yet...
02-02-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,484
Posted By seely

Sawtooth

I'm not a weight weenie, but they're kind of ungodly heavy for the size, ride like you'd expect a 600g+ road tire to ride, and don't grip worth anything unless you're going in a straight line.
02-02-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,359
Posted By seely

I've used a 610 with an IGH and centerpull...

I've used a 610 with an IGH and centerpull brakes. It works, but, it's not ideal IMO. My Wolverine is noticeably more stable and predictable on the loose stuff and on hairy descents, plus has the...
01-30-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,353
Posted By seely

While I'm here I'll mention the Quill -- its a...

While I'm here I'll mention the Quill -- its a 25mm wide rim brake model that comes in a polished or black finish: Velocity Wheels - Hand Made in USA...
01-30-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,353
Posted By seely

No, they're not -- they don't share anything at...

No, they're not -- they don't share anything at all in design as a matter of fact. The Synergy is (was) a box profile, eyeletted rim, the A23 is a semi aero non-eyeletted rim. Apples and oranges....
12-29-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By seely

Very interested in that folder -- I've been...

Very interested in that folder -- I've been plotting a way to tow my canoe up the river along the bike path, and paddle back, I'll PM when I figure out if the sizing would be close enough for me.
08-30-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,581
Posted By seely

A Well Respect Wheelbuilder and Scientist has...

A Well Respect Wheelbuilder and Scientist has proven Jobst's theory here incorrect. I don't know if he's made the information publicly available yet that I am aware of, so I won't use his name. He's...
08-09-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,026
Posted By seely

Anyone? Like I said, open offers if my prices are...

Anyone? Like I said, open offers if my prices are off...
08-07-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,026
Posted By seely

Hubs, cranks, freewheels, stems, bars, derailleurs & more! Japanese! Mavic! NOS!

Prices are all open to offers, and please tell me if I'm way off base on any asking prices.

Prices include USPS shipping in the 48, browse all the pics here, pricing below w/ pics: Imgur: The...
06-23-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By seely

Wow, this is a beautiful bike and a great deal!...

Wow, this is a beautiful bike and a great deal! Giving me ideas for my old Miyata 610 frame...
06-16-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,871
Posted By seely

Looks like the hub is loose, probably the end...

Looks like the hub is loose, probably the end caps. I can't quite tell what the hub is but you may need a couple of special or proprietary tools to adjust it.
05-26-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By seely

What kind of tire pressure will you be running?...

What kind of tire pressure will you be running? The Deep V is a very narrow rim for a 40c tire.
05-18-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By seely

I've actually put riders in the 400lbs+ range on...

I've actually put riders in the 400lbs+ range on a max of a 40h rear wheel with great results. One thing to consider is that as you go to a 48h rim, you're removing a fair bit more metal from the web...
05-18-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,273
Posted By seely

Ah so close to home! I would love to, except I'm...

Ah so close to home! I would love to, except I'm nursing a broken leg at the moment. If by some miracle I'm cleared to ride and feeling like I can do 30 mi again, I'll do everything I can to make it.
05-12-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By seely

I've got a parts shifter as well I believe, if...

I've got a parts shifter as well I believe, if you need the parts.
05-12-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,825
Posted By seely

Great looking bike, and glad I clicked the link...

Great looking bike, and glad I clicked the link as I think it confirms the origins of one of my frames. I've got a un-stickered frame of the same vintage that is absolutely identical. I was told its...
05-12-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By seely

I use a DT Tensio but I don't think you want to...

I use a DT Tensio but I don't think you want to spend $600 or whatever craziness they charge. The Park is definitely good enough for a hobbyist. The A23 should be built to 120kgf drive side, with a...
05-11-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,608,479
Posted By seely

The cheap Sunlite one I used worked with no...

The cheap Sunlite one I used worked with no issues on my 91-ish MTB. I think the mounting tabs are somewhat adjustable IIRC.
05-10-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By seely

Are the hubs 11spd compatible by chance? If so a...

Are the hubs 11spd compatible by chance? If so a lot of the current hub designs have almost no NDS tension on them, which makes it easy for the spokes to loosen up over time, especially if the DS is...
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