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04-20-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By ogbigbird

id say look at a specialized crosstrail, as they...

id say look at a specialized crosstrail, as they are in your price range and have tires (specialized's bouroughs) that would handle good and rough roads alike.
04-20-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By ogbigbird

back on the hybrid

for a while, ive been wanting to buy a hybrid, as i used to have a 96 marin stinson, and with all the trails around my area and so many mikes of country roads, i finally got one the other day. sorry...
08-24-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,966
Posted By ogbigbird

here are the ser#s: blk one: 092013 (83?) and the...

here are the ser#s: blk one: 092013 (83?) and the teal one: 287457 (87?). im definatly an old cruiser guy, but i really like these treks. thanks for the ser# link and i think i got them right. ...
08-23-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,966
Posted By ogbigbird

two free treks

so a few weeks ago, i told you all how i asked about two trek road bikes sitting in a church parking lot and the manager of the place said i could have them for free. well, after a few weeks, here...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,968
Posted By ogbigbird

very first a 92' roadmaster roadbike with stem...

very first a 92' roadmaster roadbike with stem shifters and 26" tires. first race bike, an early 70's pug 10speed with the oem simplex derailleurs. actually raced with that bike. and placed!
08-10-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,909
Posted By ogbigbird

ive rebuilt over 8 sturmy archer aw 3speed hubs...

ive rebuilt over 8 sturmy archer aw 3speed hubs with no diagrams and 100% effectivness and they work great. ive tried to rebuild two shimano 333 3speed hubs (similar to the 3sc) and neither one ever...
08-10-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By ogbigbird

free treks!!!

last friday, on my ride home from work, i passed by two roadbikes sitting in a church parking lot. so, i found the person in charge or owner and asked them what was the story on the bikes. he said...
06-02-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By ogbigbird

a good place to find out more about older cruiser...

a good place to find out more about older cruiser bike, like your rollfast, would be on rat rod bicycle forum. lots of knowledge there of bikes in the 50's and 60's, especially if you can get some...
06-02-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By ogbigbird

i agree, no hammer. don't see why the non drive...

i agree, no hammer. don't see why the non drive side cups won't come out. i am old school, so excuse me here: but IF it has a lockring, i assumed it is out and that you are untightening in th...
06-02-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By ogbigbird

personally, unless i could find the correct...

personally, unless i could find the correct suntour rear shifter, you could always go with a friction type shifter or swap out a shimano compatable freewheel and put on a sis shifter (thumb or bar...
06-02-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,284
Posted By ogbigbird

(wow guys) id never seen a 700c tire fit a 27"...

(wow guys) id never seen a 700c tire fit a 27" rim, and even if a few types could, don't mean they should. if your rims are 27's, then find a nice set of 27" tires to install. i know selection...
06-02-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By ogbigbird

if its the stem bolt, probably a 1/2", 13mm or...

if its the stem bolt, probably a 1/2", 13mm or 14mm. even though a big crescent wrench should work, not using the correct size will increase possibility of rounding off the nut. and then again,...
05-26-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By ogbigbird

although not the most efficient macine out there,...

although not the most efficient macine out there, those old schwinns are bullit proof, if not heavy. if you won't mind the extra weight, id say for reliability go for it. id maybe try to go with a...
05-26-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,450
Posted By ogbigbird

cool finds. really cleaned up well.

cool finds. really cleaned up well.
05-26-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By ogbigbird

another "skipping" issue

ok, i don't normally get stumped with drivetrain skipping issues, but this one has got me.

im working on an early 90's univega rover 21speed mountain bike for a friend. it has a stock an...
05-26-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,445
Posted By ogbigbird

are your rims steel or aluminum? brake pads are...

are your rims steel or aluminum? brake pads are more effective on aluminum rims than steel ones. you know, the ones with the nice shiney chrome surfaces. if your brake cables are fine, maybe still...
05-26-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By ogbigbird

yeah, never run a chain thats too short. id...

yeah, never run a chain thats too short. id definatly add a few links. now as for these illegal gear combinations, are they kidding me?
05-25-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,381
Posted By ogbigbird

when you are riding and need to stop, there is...

when you are riding and need to stop, there is some degree of weight transfer that shifts the weight forward, thus limiting the real effectiveness for a rear coaster equipt bike to stop shortly. and...
05-25-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By ogbigbird

i gotta agree, you can leave it primer, but id...

i gotta agree, you can leave it primer, but id spray clearcoat over it to help protect it from oils and dirt. if you decide to color it later on , you can sand down, primer and paint then. should...
02-17-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By ogbigbird

freewheel question; 30mm vs 34mm

:crash:ok, maybe you can help me here. i have a 26" rear wheel off a 89' huffy seqoia 18speed mountain bike that i am going to remove the 6speed shimano or falcon FREEWHEEL off of and put in its...
01-25-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By ogbigbird

you would need a new steerer tube and fork...

you would need a new steerer tube and fork designed for a threadless system, new bearing, cups and shells, along with a new stem to fit on the forks. make sure your headtube has the same cup...
01-25-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By ogbigbird

should work. threading should be standard like...

should work. threading should be standard like sch said.
01-25-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,378
Posted By ogbigbird

easy. the way you have them in the pict is...

easy. the way you have them in the pict is basically the way they go. the ideler wheel with the metal insert goes at the top of the derailleur, closest to the cassette. the other idler wheel, the...
01-25-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By ogbigbird

FIXED IT!!! so i swaped the pedals out from...

FIXED IT!!!

so i swaped the pedals out from my 89' huffy gv cruiser and also loosened the rear wheel bearing cones just enough to give the wheel a hair of free play or wiggle room if you will,...
01-25-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By ogbigbird

good point europa. i slightly loosened up the...

good point europa. i slightly loosened up the bearing cone on the bb, but not too much as to create "slop" in the crankshaft last night and rode it to work this morning. most the way there i didn't...
01-24-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By ogbigbird

the chain has been on the bike for about 5 years,...

the chain has been on the bike for about 5 years, parked and unriden up untill last july, at which point i rode it like 6 miles a week for about a month, parked it till a few months ago and put on...
01-24-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,461
Posted By ogbigbird

sweet on catching them in the act!!! ...

sweet on catching them in the act!!!

another +1 to thats why i replace the QR seatpost clamps on any bike i get before i ride them anywhere i may leave the bike unattended for even 5 seconds. ...
01-24-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By ogbigbird

that annoying sound

so i have a 62' schwinn cruiser with its stock 1pc cranks set and a single speed bendix "redline" coaster brake whell on the rear, also original. now i have rebuilt the hub like 5 years ago and the...
01-12-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By ogbigbird

i walk all day at work, and untill i can glide...

i walk all day at work, and untill i can glide and coast downhills in my nikes, i will prefer cycling. and when i cannot cycle, i break out the inlines. now if its going for walks and hiking in the...
01-12-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By ogbigbird

so i guess this puts the getting "fixed" or...

so i guess this puts the getting "fixed" or neutored into fixies. as long as someone out there has a use for a bike like that, then its all good. not like they chopped off its wheel dropouts or...
01-12-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,221
Posted By ogbigbird

depends what you get. i got two bikes from wal...

depends what you get. i got two bikes from wal mart, a 07' next power x 18speed mountain bike and a new 08' next lajolla single speed cruiser, although most of my bikes are higher quality. the full...
01-12-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,980
Posted By ogbigbird

the last murray

does anyone here know the last year they stopped making murray bicycles or stopped selling them under the murray name? i own a 86' monterey cruiser and what i believe to be a 93' westport cruiser...
01-10-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By ogbigbird

dia compes i remember from the 80's and 90's. ...

dia compes i remember from the 80's and 90's. not bad, but not uber topend either. those in the pict look comperable to the 80's shimano 105's on my schwinn roadbike. they look middle of the road...
01-10-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,632
Posted By ogbigbird

whats wrong with that bike? id say... absolutly...

whats wrong with that bike? id say... absolutly nothing!!!

now for the technicals out there:

1. mismatched wheels.
2. rear refector looks to be mounted onto seat tube, instead of on the...
01-10-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By ogbigbird

yeah, no sweat. like they say, the indexing for...

yeah, no sweat. like they say, the indexing for 6,7,9,,etc speed is in the shifter. as long as the shifter is compatable indexed spacing with the spacings of the rear cogs, if an indexed system. ...
01-10-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,017
Posted By ogbigbird

check out the cage alignment, to make sure...

check out the cage alignment, to make sure nothing is bent or simplely out of alignment. maybe the hanger, but doubtful. any picts?
01-10-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,998
Posted By ogbigbird

had a saddle on my cannondale once like that. ...

had a saddle on my cannondale once like that. since most of what i ride are cruisers with comfortable saddles, i don't run into this often. try the one on the left, if it begins to get...
01-05-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,536
Posted By ogbigbird

i had a 97' cannondale super v 700 full...

i had a 97' cannondale super v 700 full suspension mountain bike that had a carbon fiber rear swing arm that had a internally routed rear gearshift wire. when my rear derailleur cable snapped and i...
01-05-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,566
Posted By ogbigbird

i just wish we americans relied on bikes more...

i just wish we americans relied on bikes more than we do, like the chinese. i wish gas prices would go back up so that we as americans can pull out the petroleum pasifier and come up with better...
01-05-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,230
Posted By ogbigbird

those tags do look interesting, and def best for...

those tags do look interesting, and def best for city riding and not off road.
12-23-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,317
Posted By ogbigbird

from what i see, they do clean work. the colors...

from what i see, they do clean work. the colors they chose and compnent choices are all up to personal opinion. isn't the bottom line that these bikes are on the road? i understand that there are...
12-23-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By ogbigbird

yeah... to the mach 5 with you.

yeah... to the mach 5 with you.
12-23-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,566
Posted By ogbigbird

geez, look at what i started here. my whole...

geez, look at what i started here. my whole point was do you think that the lowered gas prices will get the people off their bikes and back in their cars.

by the way, i have been ill for the...
12-21-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,566
Posted By ogbigbird

1. i ride because i love to ride myself. $2 a...

1. i ride because i love to ride myself. $2 a gallon or $5 a gallon.
2. for all those who say riding in the winter is a choice, the deep snow here these times of year make that almost impossible....
12-21-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By ogbigbird

thats why i am so carefull when i drive out link...

thats why i am so carefull when i drive out link pins. sometimes i leave it a micro meter or so less so that when i redrive the pin in, there will be a slight end of the pin to guide the pin back in...
12-21-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By ogbigbird

"10 speed" narrow chain does not have a master...

"10 speed" narrow chain does not have a master link most of the time. there are exceptions out there im sure, but its mainly the wider 1/4" bmx or single speed style chain that run with a master...
12-21-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By ogbigbird

without fenders, the water caught or put out from...

without fenders, the water caught or put out from the tires will spray up onto you. full, wide fenders work best.
12-21-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,968
Posted By ogbigbird

just chuck... that is a very valid point. maybe...

just chuck... that is a very valid point. maybe those are the ones who should do what i did and pick up a basic bike repair book and learn to do some basic repairs.

as far as the $20 bucks to...
12-21-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,566
Posted By ogbigbird

is the honeymoon over?

remember last summer when gas prices soared towards $5 a gallon, everyone freaked out and we sat back and watched so many climb into their garages to wheel out their bikes that hadn't seen daylight...
12-21-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By ogbigbird

any ideas? with the economy the way it is, offer...

any ideas? with the economy the way it is, offer the lower level budget line price items for the average joe. the planned rides and events are a great idea, as they will get the community involved...
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