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09-06-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,833
Posted By Gonzoso

My second bike stolen was not done in the typical...

My second bike stolen was not done in the typical fashion. I restored an old 1970's road bike. It was a decent one, I put like $100 in handlebar wraps, new brakes, cables, seat, tires, tubes, and...
09-06-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,833
Posted By Gonzoso

I had a bike stolen from me when I was 14. I had...

I had a bike stolen from me when I was 14. I had bought a Marin off a kid in the neighborhood for $20 when I was maybe 11-12 years old. I rode the heck out of that bike. It was worth WAY more than...
04-10-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

lol yeah I bought the cheapest bar tape I could...

lol yeah I bought the cheapest bar tape I could find on Amazon.com, it happened to be white. I kind of regret that but I thought I might do a terrible job and have to replace it anyway. Well I...
04-10-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

So I finished the bike the other day. ...

So I finished the bike the other day.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg292/gonzoso/IMG_0725.jpg
I wrapped my first handlebars, I watched a youtube video on how to do it and got it pretty good...
03-25-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Gonzoso

My LBS told me that anytime I need anything old...

My LBS told me that anytime I need anything old or weird to stop in, the guy that owned it passed it on to his son who is the mechanic. They still have almost all the old stuff from this bike store...
03-25-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Gonzoso

Do you get deals at LBS because you restore bikes?

I went to my LBS today looking for a cotter pin, seat post, and some other odds and ends.

When I spoke to the owner she was really enthused about me restoring my bike and asked me to send her...
03-24-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 51,137
Posted By Gonzoso

I just picked up a Vista Carrera 7 from...

I just picked up a Vista Carrera 7 from craigslist. Long story short I paid 5$ for it.
The frame seems pretty decent, the components are a mix of okay and crap. The derailluers are suntour and...
03-24-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

It's beginning to look like a bike again! ...

It's beginning to look like a bike again!
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg292/gonzoso/IMG_0721.jpg
It has a super awesome reflector on it which is part of the headset and served as a...
03-24-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

But I kind of like it. The reason for my...

But I kind of like it. The reason for my apparently bad taste may be that I am in fact a dork. I'm an eccentric banjo playing scientist, the least of my worries is the dork disk.:D

And as of now...
03-24-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

I read up on freewheels from Sheldon Browns site....

I read up on freewheels from Sheldon Browns site. I was able to apply some force because of that, being as I was confident in which way the freewheel turns. I removed the free wheel using a medium...
03-23-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

I just took some pictures of what is still on my...

I just took some pictures of what is still on my rear wheel. I pulled the axle which had a cone on it from the left side. Inside of this hub is what appears to be a second cone....
03-23-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

I got the bottom bracket cleaned, packed, and put...

I got the bottom bracket cleaned, packed, and put together well, along with the front hub, and the headset. Prior to today my only experience with ball bearings involved shooting them out of a...
03-23-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

Thanks, I find it very pretty too! I was...

Thanks, I find it very pretty too! I was thinking of stripping just the lug work down to steel with a wire wheel, then sanding and polishing it to a shine as I've seen done on some other vintage...
03-23-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

Using this site: ...

Using this site:
http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm#suntour

I dated the rear(Suntour Honor) to be manufactures 11/76, and the front(Suntour Spirit) to be 10/76. So my bike is...
03-23-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

That's a gorgeous bike you have there! I don't...

That's a gorgeous bike you have there! I don't think I'm gonna build this one up to that level, at least not yet. For right now I want to restore and use almost all the original parts with the...
03-23-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

I wish i had taken a picture of it before I tore...

I wish i had taken a picture of it before I tore the thing apart. When I got it I pumped up the dead rotten tires just to see if they held air, and I got them up to 90 psi. Then I rode the thing...
03-23-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

As far as the cotter goes, it is toast. I...

As far as the cotter goes, it is toast. I hammered the threaded part off, then I had to drill the thing out. I even tried heating it with a torch with no luck.

Here is the frame....
03-22-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gonzoso

First Restoration- Vista Carerra 7- I blew it.

So I love bicycles and have a sweet light weight, brifter aluminum and carbon Tiagra/105 speed machine woth buku dollars.

Then my buddy found two bikes for dirt cheap. I paid 5$ for a Vista...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,058
Posted By Gonzoso

I love my Oakley Oil Drums, but I recently...

I love my Oakley Oil Drums, but I recently shredded the lenses on them and they don't make them any more so I need to find out how I can get new ones.

I think a pair of Oakleys is worth about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By Gonzoso

Mine says Motobecane, then Black Wind in french. ...

Mine says Motobecane, then Black Wind in french. I wish it said something cool like Fraud on it.
11-19-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By Gonzoso

I second the lift elbow and blow snot rocket...

I second the lift elbow and blow snot rocket technique. I have soiled myself doing this, but I got over it.

I seem to need to do it every 5 or 10 minutes or so.
11-17-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Gonzoso

I picked up a Shimano Deore that should work, new...

I picked up a Shimano Deore that should work, new for 9$ on ebay.

The bike is old, not trying to break the bank on it.
11-16-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Gonzoso

Trashed Front Derailer

I mangled my front derailer somehow on my 2002 Marin Bobcat Trail. It has 3 chainrings on the front and 8 sprockets in the rear.

The front derailer is a shimano Acera. It is my understanding...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Gonzoso

I got issued a set as a lifeguard at this...

I got issued a set as a lifeguard at this waterpark I worked at. They were pretty awesome. But I think my ex stole them:(

The speedy removal of pants can be quite awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By Gonzoso

I Ijust about bonked on the last hill before my...

I Ijust about bonked on the last hill before my house on Wed. I was coming home from ESU to my residence in Effort if you know where that is OP. I had already ridden there in the later part of the...
11-05-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,304
Posted By Gonzoso

Us new age pansies? I drive a Jeep, I carry a...

Us new age pansies? I drive a Jeep, I carry a gun(legally in a free state) and I kill **** and eat it on a regular basis. I gotta motorcycle and few boomsticks and I'm intimately familiar with...
11-05-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,304
Posted By Gonzoso

My dog i had with my ex ate my brand new 150$...

My dog i had with my ex ate my brand new 150$ motorcycle boots. I was pretty pissed. I scared her a little with the chewed boot to show her she did something wrong.

But I never beat my dog. I...
11-05-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Gonzoso

Of the answers you provided, it is better to buy...

Of the answers you provided, it is better to buy used. You could probably pick up a decent hard tail mtb from a main brand at a local bike store for your price though, maybe last years model.

I...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By Gonzoso

I dunno as far as city driving goes I like...

I dunno as far as city driving goes I like suspension forks. What little power you may lose is easily made up for by the ease with which one can jump curbs.
11-05-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Gonzoso

Yeah I have worked retail, it would have taken...

Yeah I have worked retail, it would have taken him 5 minutes to take care of me and get me out the door with my bike. He didn't want to do that for me, it will be his loss. As a result of this I...
11-04-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Gonzoso

I reside in Effort PA and attend ESU. The LBS is...

I reside in Effort PA and attend ESU. The LBS is in East Stroudsburg, which is where I attend University for Env Science and Biology.
11-04-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Gonzoso

I have a road bike but it is not as much fun as...

I have a road bike but it is not as much fun as the mountain bike.
11-04-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Gonzoso

But they're not open tomorrow, they are going on...

But they're not open tomorrow, they are going on vacation until the 16th of Nov. Which he didn't mention to me when I dropped off the bike.
11-04-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Gonzoso

Am I Righteously Pissed Off at LBS?

I'm putting this here because although it is a mountain bike and I more of a mountain biker than anything. I busted the bb or rear cassette in my old Marin Bobcat Trail and took it into the local...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,761
Posted By Gonzoso

My commute is about 22 miles one way. It is to...

My commute is about 22 miles one way. It is to college. I bike commute when I feel like it, other days I car pool. I just started recently though.

I have ridden my route one way, but not both...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,156
Posted By Gonzoso

Yeah I would not wear anything confrontational...

Yeah I would not wear anything confrontational like that. But being 25 and not a ****** bag I don't wear shirts with confrontational stuff on them. I did that in high school. It is just a good way...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 967
Posted By Gonzoso

Could someone explain to me how you install a...

Could someone explain to me how you install a tube prophylacticly? Either someone likes their bike too much, mis used a big word, or I am missing something.
10-15-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,633
Posted By Gonzoso

My first decent bike, a Marin mt bike got stolen...

My first decent bike, a Marin mt bike got stolen from my house. I used to leave my bike outside unlocked all the time. We lived in a nice area, so on and so forth. Now I lock up my bikes in an...
10-15-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Gonzoso

Bike computer prblems

I just ordered a bike computer from REI. It is a Sigma BC1009. I am very particular with my bike so I spent quite a while routing the wire, getting everything just right on my new Vent Noir. So I...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,326
Posted By Gonzoso

Lots of folks say to go to the LBS, it comes down...

Lots of folks say to go to the LBS, it comes down to how mechanical you are. I did a lot of research before I bought my Motobecane Vent Noir from bikesdirect. I love the tiagra shifters. When I...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,900
Posted By Gonzoso

Yeah I don't think if you're decked out in...

Yeah I don't think if you're decked out in biking gear people think you're forced to bike because of extenuating circumstances. Not that I give a crap what people think:) But I wear a nice...
10-09-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 28,624
Posted By Gonzoso

Crap, that was my first nice bike! I had it...

Crap, that was my first nice bike! I had it stolen from my house. I bought it used for cheap but insurance covered replacement value and that and a few dollars from mowing lawns got me a 2001 Marin...
10-08-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Gonzoso

The cable came out of the mechanism inside the...

The cable came out of the mechanism inside the shifter and jammed the thing that makes it shift. There is a little wheel thing inside with a track which the cable goes into and the cylinder at the...
10-08-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Gonzoso

Well had I gotten it from an LBS I would not have...

Well had I gotten it from an LBS I would not have had to do the assembly and my shifter wouldn't be ****ed. I got it from bikes direct. I am happy with the quality of everything else on the bike. ...
10-08-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Gonzoso

Brand new tiagra shifter won't shift

I just got my bike last night and did most of the assembly to turn it into a bike. Then today I went and began to tune it. I got the front derailer and shifter tuned, brakes tuned, everything was...
Forum: Foo
10-06-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,566
Posted By Gonzoso

Once my cousin texted me, I didn't have her...

Once my cousin texted me, I didn't have her number so I didn't know who it was. She had some guy she was interested in with the same name as me. She was being sorta flirty:mad: Fortunately I had a...
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