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06-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,822
Posted By CroMo Mike

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how...

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how much spokes weigh? You don't need 36, or 32, or 28! 20 or 24, spoked radially, should be enough."
06-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,822
Posted By CroMo Mike

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade...

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade that vintage bike, you can recoup it all when you sell it.
06-15-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,822
Posted By CroMo Mike

It's old and, besides, they don't make them...

It's old and, besides, they don't make them anymore. Just throw it away.
06-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By CroMo Mike

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take...

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take a small center punch or ice pick and small hammer and test to see if you can punch a hole through into the tube in the rusted areas. Even if not...
05-30-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,549
Posted By CroMo Mike

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted...

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted a simple, cheap 10-speed to ride to class. He went to a thrift store and bought just such a Huffy-type bike for $25 and dragged it home. We spent...
05-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,549
Posted By CroMo Mike

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it...

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it would be fun to have a tandem mtb, so I collected some parts and adapted some things and, voila, the Twin Bomber was born. Turned out I hated the way it...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By CroMo Mike

Favorable Factors: (1) It's a Schwinn. (2)...

Favorable Factors:
(1) It's a Schwinn.
(2) It's like a Varsity.
(3) Continentals are better than Varsitys.
(4) Everyone in college in 1972 wanted a Continental but couldn't afford it then.
(5)...
03-23-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By CroMo Mike

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike...

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike and pretty dirty right now, so the pic wouldn't show well. The teeth look exactly like those on the next to the smallest on the Shimano you posted. ...
03-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By CroMo Mike

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of...

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of SunTour freewheels and eventually deduced (without taking them apart) that they were rocking on the pawls. Funny to see that Sheldon and I were...
02-22-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,208
Posted By CroMo Mike

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7...

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7 misspellings and not be even one "true" statement. Especially like the quoted weights. Not for beginners. And very fast.
12-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By CroMo Mike

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts,...

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts, some creative machinist type bored out one side of the hub to accept and install a larger diameter pressed-in bearing cup and dust shield. Perhaps a...
11-08-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By CroMo Mike

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an...

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an Olmo I bought new from a local shop in 1971. The lugs, seat stay treatment, dropouts, brake bridge, seat tube clamp, fork, and that little Huret cable...
10-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,099
Posted By CroMo Mike

Actually, your shoes look a bit too large for...

Actually, your shoes look a bit too large for your feet, judging from the wrinkles in the leather.
10-16-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,099
Posted By CroMo Mike

Medium sized feet in large sized toe clips ?

Medium sized feet in large sized toe clips ?
09-13-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,208
Posted By CroMo Mike

I like the ones that say serious inquires only....

I like the ones that say serious inquires only. Like they are tired of prank calls from bored clowns or comedians.
09-12-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By CroMo Mike

Colnago Place, and a bunch of others, in Fort...

Colnago Place, and a bunch of others, in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Apparently someone associated with bicycles had a lot to do with naming the streets there.
...
07-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By CroMo Mike

Read the label on the Rustoleum can. Somewhere...

Read the label on the Rustoleum can. Somewhere in the fine print it might tell you something like "recoat within 1 hour or after 30 days". If you don't wait long enough, the clear (or additional...
07-02-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have a headset like yours and it has a black...

I have a headset like yours and it has a black plastic ring that snaps onto the crown race to close that gap.
11-02-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,411
Posted By CroMo Mike

A small group of us were riding a century on the...

A small group of us were riding a century on the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After about 85 miles of climbs, descents, rain, wind and clouds, we had pulled into an overlook to catch...
10-25-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,230
Posted By CroMo Mike

Regarding the bike in post #1...

Regarding the bike in post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Ride it no-hands. Don't look at the bars.

Regarding learned skills, etc. If you hang around...
10-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By CroMo Mike

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Or gentle soap and...

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Or gentle soap and water on a terrycloth towel.
10-14-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By CroMo Mike

I wouldn’t make too much of that serial number....

I wouldn’t make too much of that serial number. It looks like it was stamped long after the frame was painted. Possibly by a local city employee when registering it for a city decal.
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