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07-20-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Gthoro

Update: before I started grinding, I decided to...

Update: before I started grinding, I decided to give the axle ends a few taps with a hammer - success! Rim is off! Now what should I do to the dropout/axle before I reinstall. Thanks for the...
07-20-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Gthoro

Hex set screws are loose on both sides. I'm not...

Hex set screws are loose on both sides. I'm not able to get any sideways movement with the axle. So it looks like it comes down to grinding or spreading. Grinding seems safer. Thoughts?
07-20-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Gthoro

Nuts are completely loosened and the axle is not...

Nuts are completely loosened and the axle is not flattened. Do I just try and strong arm it off? I don't want to damage it.
07-20-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Gthoro

Need HELP removing rim from fork on BMX bike

I recently picked up a 1983 GT Pro BMX bike. I am comfortable wrenching on most bikes, but this one has me stumped. As I was taking it apart to clean it up, I tried to remove the front rim with no...
Forum: BMX
07-19-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,460
Posted By Gthoro

1983 GT Pro

Hi all,

I picked up this '83 GT Pro off of a local facebook bst site. I'm an old roadie, but I knew that this one was pretty nice and I couldn't pass it up. I'm in the process of cleaning it up...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,014
Posted By Gthoro

I appreciate the feedback! Thanks!

I appreciate the feedback!

Thanks!
Replies: 10
Views: 4,014
Posted By Gthoro

Early 80s GT Pro BMX

Hi all,

This bike was posted locally on a facebook bst page. I know very little about BMX bikes, but this one seemed too good to pass up for the price. Based on some posts I've read I believe...
12-23-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,059
Posted By Gthoro

Swiss made 10 Speed ID - Leopard

Hi all,

I've had hundreds of bikes pass through my hands over the years, but this one might be the funkiest I've seen. It is marked as Leopard and is made in Switzerland. The fork has been...
Replies: 628
Views: 256,347
Posted By Gthoro

Hey all, has anyone traveled to a better bike...

Hey all, has anyone traveled to a better bike market to flip their bikes? I live in a rural area where department store bikes are king and people wouldn't consider riding an old ten speed. People...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By Gthoro

I had an identical Sprite (same color and size)...

I had an identical Sprite (same color and size) without a rear rack. I live in a rural area sandwiched between two college towns, so I was hopeful I would get a good price and it would move fast. I...
04-25-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,098
Posted By Gthoro

I live in a rural area and there is a growing but...

I live in a rural area and there is a growing but small bike culture here. On the road most people are very respectful, but when people do yell I usually hear, "Get off the road," "Get out of my...
08-06-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,668
Posted By Gthoro

Drool. My size too. Nice work robtown!

Drool. My size too. Nice work robtown!
07-27-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Gthoro

Univega - no question. Firenze were given away...

Univega - no question. Firenze were given away with TV purchases in the 80s because the were unsafe to sell. If I were closer, I'd jump on the Univega.
Replies: 3
Views: 10,269
Posted By Gthoro

+1. The Skyway is a low-end Bridgestone. I've...

+1. The Skyway is a low-end Bridgestone. I've never seen one with a disc brake. The color, decals, and especially the headbadge are sweet! Just not $170 sweet. You can do better.
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Gthoro

I'm 6'4" and wouldn't consider a 59cm frame. I...

I'm 6'4" and wouldn't consider a 59cm frame. I prefer 63-64 cm frames. That being said everyone is different, but if I were you I'd aim for 61 - 65 cm.
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Gthoro

Decals look to be early 80s. Follow the link...

Decals look to be early 80s. Follow the link above and check your serial # for the exact year. In my area women's bikes, hold about 1/2 the value or less than that of a similar men's frame....
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Gthoro

I live in rural WI and I would expect to get $100...

I live in rural WI and I would expect to get $100 ea. using the local CL.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By Gthoro

I had a SR "Campus Sport." Lower end components...

I had a SR "Campus Sport." Lower end components but it did have a Cr-mo frame. It would sell in my area for around $100.
04-06-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,904
Posted By Gthoro

[QUOTE=noglider;12459596]I use a Quick-Grip....

[QUOTE=noglider;12459596]I use a Quick-Grip. Finally, someone makes a general purpose tool that we can use on a bike!

http://www.irwin.com/tools/brands/quick-grip

+1
04-04-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,558,600
Posted By Gthoro

Selling the Schwinn saddle on eBay could bring...

Selling the Schwinn saddle on eBay could bring $20-$40. The Raleigh looks to be a '74. Nice pick up.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gthoro

Pass along the Olympian and LeMans. Enjoy the...

Pass along the Olympian and LeMans. Enjoy the others.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By Gthoro

I've flipped a few Calientes. Very heavy and low...

I've flipped a few Calientes. Very heavy and low end bikes. I wouldn't recommend one for touring or group rides. For a few more dollars I think you could do much better. Look for a Cro-mo frame or...
Replies: 32
Views: 11,879
Posted By Gthoro

Serial# is M3A00157 RD is Suntour Cyclone...

Serial# is M3A00157

RD is Suntour Cyclone MKII
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Gthoro

The Capri is an '86. I sold one last spring for...

The Capri is an '86. I sold one last spring for $100.
Replies: 32
Views: 11,879
Posted By Gthoro

Nice catch eleet2144. I picked up a Sequoia this...

Nice catch eleet2144. I picked up a Sequoia this summer as a part of a lot of bikes that I purchased. When I saw it I knew if was worth the price of the whole lot of them. I'm glad to see the...
10-26-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By Gthoro

If Goo Gone and a tooth brush doesn't work for...

If Goo Gone and a tooth brush doesn't work for me, I use Goof Off.
10-12-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gthoro

Thanks to all for the great ideas on removing a...

Thanks to all for the great ideas on removing a stuck seatpost. This forum is a great resource! This is the first stuck seatpost I've come across, but with your help I feel like I'm up to the...
10-12-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gthoro

Thanks for the good leads T-mar. The dropouts do...

Thanks for the good leads T-mar. The dropouts do have adjuster screw holes (with one broken off inside grrrr...). I'll check the seat post diameter once I get it out.
10-12-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gthoro

Yeah, a previous owner really did a number on...

Yeah, a previous owner really did a number on this bike. It had an x-mart kickstand torqued on it. I don't see any cracking, so it should be alright.
10-12-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gthoro

The dropouts didn't have any SF markings, they...

The dropouts didn't have any SF markings, they have a larger font "SHIMANO" on the top and "Japan" on the bottom. I'll try and get some close ups posted later this week - I'm getting slammed at work...
10-10-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gthoro

Hi Tom, I have bins of parts waiting for a...

Hi Tom,

I have bins of parts waiting for a frame such as this. I plan on removing the paint and riding with the chrome frame. Thanks for the reamers idea, I'll keep trying brute force for a...
10-10-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gthoro

What did I just buy and...

will I be able to get this seat post out? I took a chance on this bike at a local police auction. It has been abused and neglected, but is still a nice looking bike. The frame and fork are chrome....
Replies: 6
Views: 5,543
Posted By Gthoro

You can do better than that for $140. I'm...

You can do better than that for $140. I'm selling one just like that in ready-to-ride condition on Madison cl for $95, too bad it is a size to small for you.

Here is a bike in your size that is...
09-16-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,464
Posted By Gthoro

I had a 'Countach' that I flipped. Mine was...

I had a 'Countach' that I flipped. Mine was black, silver, and green and looks much like the one in the cl ad.
Here are some pics of it:
...
09-06-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 20,505
Posted By Gthoro

At bat: 1983 Fuji Monterey On Deck: 1979...

At bat: 1983 Fuji Monterey
On Deck: 1979 Motobecane Grand Sprint
In the Hole: 1978 Fuji S-10 SL mixte
09-04-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,708
Posted By Gthoro

Here is a pic of an Olympian I sold earlier this...

Here is a pic of an Olympian I sold earlier this year.
http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/grockland/1985%20Raleigh%20Olympian/Raleigh1.jpg

I thought it was an '85, but according to Sheldon...
09-04-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,558,600
Posted By Gthoro

Saw a box of tubes and saddles at a local garage...

Saw a box of tubes and saddles at a local garage sale, so I asked the seller if he had any bikes for sale. He said he used to fix up and sell bikes, but switched to flipping lawn mowers. He pulled...
09-04-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,800
Posted By Gthoro

The summer sizzle has cooled here too. It is...

The summer sizzle has cooled here too. It is taking a bit longer and I'm going a bit lower on my prices too.
08-22-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,558,600
Posted By Gthoro

I picked up a Zebra Suprema for $120 off the...

I picked up a Zebra Suprema for $120 off the local CL. I usually don't spend that much, but this one is a keeper. The CL ad didn't have very good pics, so I had to trust my gut on this one and I...
08-19-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,169
Posted By Gthoro

+1 If the Nishiki has alloy rims, go for it. ...

+1 If the Nishiki has alloy rims, go for it. Plus, orange bikes are prettier.
07-10-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,386
Posted By Gthoro

'05 Honda CR-V w/ 4 Yakima trays on top and a...

'05 Honda CR-V w/ 4 Yakima trays on top and a Rhode Gear spare tire rack. I've hauled 10 bikes before with the seats folded down and 4 bikes in back. 4wd gets me to my xc ski destinations and I get...
07-05-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By Gthoro

Welcome to bikeforums O! Nice looking bike! It...

Welcome to bikeforums O! Nice looking bike! It was likely originally purchased at a dept store in the 80s. It is low-end and very heavy, so unfortunately not very valuable (it would probably fetch...
06-20-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,385
Posted By Gthoro

I just fixed up two '76 GPs to sell this spring. ...

I just fixed up two '76 GPs to sell this spring. Yes they are definitely worth "fixing up." They are no lightweights, but smooth riding machines. After you fix it up, if you take a liking to it...
06-14-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By Gthoro

Nice score Jtred, I picked up an identical WS to...

Nice score Jtred, I picked up an identical WS to yours earlier this summer for the same price. It's an '86 and a nice ride. Enjoy it!
06-09-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,821
Posted By Gthoro

Schwinn Tornado ...

Schwinn Tornado
http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/grockland/Bike%20Lot/DSC02942.jpg

Rollfast Starlight
http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/grockland/Bike%20Lot/DSC02939.jpg
...
06-09-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,821
Posted By Gthoro

CL ad 25+ bikes (pic heavy)

I responded to a local cl ad for a lot of 25+ bikes. I live in a rural area, so I was surprised to see an ad so close to me. Here is the ad:

" I am selling my 20 year collection of some fabulous...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,134
Posted By Gthoro

As long as the paint damage isn't too bad, I'd...

As long as the paint damage isn't too bad, I'd say around $125 in my market. I'd definitely raise the seat up and check to see that the stem isn't raised above minimum insertion point before listing...
05-30-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,996
Posted By Gthoro

Here is a pic of an '88 Caliente I flipped this...

Here is a pic of an '88 Caliente I flipped this spring. Low end, steel rims, nutted axles, but would make a nice around-the-town bike.
...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,611
Posted By Gthoro

It looks identical to a '78 SC I picked up...

It looks identical to a '78 SC I picked up recently at a garage sale. Reynolds 531 with Suntour Cyclone bits - suhweet! Nice score.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gthoro

+1 to the rims, and also some new bar tape and a...

+1 to the rims, and also some new bar tape and a slimmer saddle. Should be a very dependable ride. Nice catch!
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