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02-01-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 58,151
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Posted By Hatchet

The chain on this looks different than any other...

The chain on this looks different than any other chain I've seen. What kind is it? Would a standard chain work on this bike?
01-31-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,211
Posted By Hatchet

Vintage SCHWINN Dealer Table Bicycle Display

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eBay ad here...
01-25-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By Hatchet

Yes, not sure who the intended market is for...

Yes, not sure who the intended market is for these wooden bikes and at $3000 they are pricey.
01-25-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By Hatchet

I would be interested to see what the ride...

I would be interested to see what the ride quality is like on one of these bikes.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,813
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks! It's more comfortable than I thought it...

Thanks! It's more comfortable than I thought it was going to be.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,813
Posted By Hatchet

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Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,813
Posted By Hatchet

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Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,891
Posted By Hatchet

Why is the rear brake mounted that way?

Why is the rear brake mounted that way?
01-11-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14,030
Views: 3,019,676
Posted By Hatchet

Very nice! Is there a story behind how you got...

Very nice! Is there a story behind how you got all this?
01-07-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By Hatchet

The need for restoration would explain why they...

The need for restoration would explain why they don’t work and originally had me questioning what their purpose was. Thanks for clarifying it for me.
01-07-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By Hatchet

Interesting. I've never seen the rectangular hole...

Interesting. I've never seen the rectangular hole for retain washers in that position before (not saying it isn't possible, just that I've never seen it). Normally the hole is aligned with the...
01-07-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks. I had the same thought about their...

Thanks.
I had the same thought about their purpose - but when I move the lever nothing happens.
01-06-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By Hatchet

Two Puch Questions

I've got two questions about an old Puch.

1.
What is this mechanism? What is its purpose?...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,891
Posted By Hatchet

Currently I am mostly using this bike: ...

Currently I am mostly using this bike:
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Replies: 0
Views: 541
Posted By Hatchet

Date of this Puch

Hi all - can anyone out there date this Puch Cavalier?

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Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hatchet

I enjoy commuting on my Volpe for all the same...

I enjoy commuting on my Volpe for all the same reasons!

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Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By Hatchet

1987 Bianchi Strada Mixte

Any ideas as to value of this entry-level Bianchi?
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08-21-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,189
Posted By Hatchet

Here are some pics of mine - from 1981. When I...

Here are some pics of mine - from 1981. When I got it from an Estate sale, it didn't come with the Shimano 600 brake levers, so I put this ones on temporarily. I've also since put on bar tape and a...
06-07-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Hatchet

Yes, I meant 68 mm. Do you have any...

Yes, I meant 68 mm.

Do you have any recommendations on which cartridge would make a good replacement?
06-07-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Hatchet

Bianchi BB Overhaul

Hey all –

I am overhauling a Bianchi Volpe (I think from the 90’s), and have some questions about the bottom bracket.

1. The BB has two retaining/lock rings - one on each of the cups – i.e....
06-06-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Hatchet

Freewheel removal tool

What tool do I need to remove this freewheel? FR-3?

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Replies: 7
Views: 3,684
Posted By Hatchet

LOL, I agree.

LOL, I agree.
Replies: 7
Views: 3,684
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks. I don't plan on selling it, just curious...

Thanks. I don't plan on selling it, just curious as to what others think it might be worth.
Replies: 7
Views: 3,684
Posted By Hatchet

Ross Professional Super Gran Tour

Any ideas of value of this Ross Professional Super Gran Tour? The decals were removed as they were in pretty rough shape.
...
05-29-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,211
Posted By Hatchet

Paramount

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/d/schwinn-paramount-mens-bike/6601682896.html
Forum: Touring
05-23-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks for all the advice. I did some more riding...

Thanks for all the advice. I did some more riding to get a better feel for the bike and based on that, ordered a stem I think will work.
Forum: Touring
05-21-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Hatchet

Touring Stem Suggestions for Bianchi Volpe

Hi all,
I would like to get a touring-specific stem for this Bianchi Volpe because The reach is too far and I plan on using it for commuting and some light touring and would like a more comfortable...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By Hatchet

Bianchi Volpe

Picked up this Bianchi Volpe the other day. Any ideas on value and year?

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05-17-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Hatchet

Sheldon brown summed it up perfectly when he...

Sheldon brown summed it up perfectly when he said: "nobody knows how to measure a bicycle's seat tube any more." His article here (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html), is a good read and...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 84,509
Posted By Hatchet

Low 60s, and sunny. ...

Low 60s, and sunny.
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05-14-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks for all the advice! The crank finally came...

Thanks for all the advice! The crank finally came off relatively easily. The drive side was on there pretty good - there was a crack/pop when it finally came loose.
...
05-14-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

Gotcha - thanks.

Gotcha - thanks.
05-14-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

I've done it a bunch of times so far. The only...

I've done it a bunch of times so far. The only issue I've ever run into was damaged threads and the puller would simply not screw in. For this crank I think I'll measure the depth of the crank...
05-14-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

Success! With my pin spanner, perseverance and...

Success! With my pin spanner, perseverance and mild cursing, the ring came off.

As next step, using my trusty Park Tool CCP-22 Crank Puller tool should get the crank off at this point, right?
...
05-13-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

The other question I have is what direction to...

The other question I have is what direction to turn the extraction ring to get it off. Clock wise or counter-clock wise?
05-13-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks - I've got a crank puller, so no problem...

Thanks - I've got a crank puller, so no problem there.
I've ordered a pair of these fixing bolts as well:...
05-13-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks. Any suggestions on how to get the...

Thanks. Any suggestions on how to get the extraction ring out as it is so damaged? I tried using a Park Tool SPA2 pin spanner with no luck.
05-12-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

I've hit a bit of a snag. When I try to get this...

I've hit a bit of a snag. When I try to get this crank off, the retaining ring's damage is preventing the self extraction from working. As you can see in the pics, the ring is splintering. To get it...
05-08-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By Hatchet

Nice bike! How does it ride?

Nice bike! How does it ride?
05-07-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Hatchet

:)

:)
05-07-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

Thanks - I found the Park Tool SPA-2 that looks...

Thanks - I found the Park Tool SPA-2 that looks like it will work.
05-07-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,336
Posted By Hatchet

What tool(s) can I use to remove the damaged...

What tool(s) can I use to remove the damaged extracting ring?
05-06-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 26,042
Posted By Hatchet

Some information here: ...

Some information here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Machine_and_Foundry#Bicycle_production
05-06-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Hatchet

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Hatchet

I agree with zukahn1 - I would look for another...

I agree with zukahn1 - I would look for another frame set, which (depending on your market) will cost less than the repairs, even with the exchange rate of 500 AUD being about 375 USD. You may end up...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 84,509
Posted By Hatchet

low 50's and sunny - very nice! ...

low 50's and sunny - very nice!

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05-01-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By Hatchet

link assist ...

link assist
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Forum: Commuting
04-26-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By Hatchet

I have not had them long, less than 6 months. I...

I have not had them long, less than 6 months. I have used them maybe a dozen times, in light to heavy rain. They have held up well so far, but I don’t walk around in them and my pedals don’t have...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By Hatchet

I wear Showers Pass Club Shoe Covers and find...

I wear Showers Pass Club Shoe Covers and find them to be excellent. Today there was rain for all of my 6 mile commute and my shoes stayed completely dry.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By Hatchet

Yes, my hands did get hot, but were still warm...

Yes, my hands did get hot, but were still warm and not too uncomfortable.
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