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04-25-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By mobilemail

Using oxalyc acid (deck bleach) to remove rust...

Using oxalyc acid (deck bleach) to remove rust from frames.
Forum: BMX
03-22-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By mobilemail

I knew this question would come up eventually. :)...

I knew this question would come up eventually. :) This is to replace a busted quill type seatpost on a roadbike that was designed with no seatpost clamp and little surface area to install one. A...
Forum: BMX
02-24-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By mobilemail

Need help finding a pivotal adaper

I usually am on the C&V forum, but I have a special project that I think you can help me with.
I am looking to buy a standard seat rail adapter for a pivotal seatpost. It looks like Odyssey made...
02-14-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By mobilemail

My thoughts were pretty much along the same line...

My thoughts were pretty much along the same line as Thrifty Bill...and bikemig! :-) I guess you could say the folks here thrive on obsolete parts!

.....in fact...I might be described as an...
02-14-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By mobilemail

Let's talk about Uniglide

In the process of working on my Schwinn 564, I managed to locate a 7-speed Hyperglide hub body that would directly replace the OEM one on the SportLX hub. The 13-26 7-speed Uniglide cassette is...
02-12-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By mobilemail

I've used car touch-up paint in a rattle can...

I've used car touch-up paint in a rattle can before, but it's a pain to work with. It will run or crackle in a heartbeat...at least it did for me. I've pretty much sworn off doing a complete strip...
02-03-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By mobilemail

My wife had one of these when we dated...in the...

My wife had one of these when we dated...in the early 80's. She bought it new, I think it came from the local Toy Chest toy store.
01-26-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,259
Posted By mobilemail

I have referred to myself in the past as a "cat...

I have referred to myself in the past as a "cat lady for bikes". My latest project was the best example yet. When I found this Schwinn 564 on Craigslist, it was at a farmer's house where the owner...
01-02-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By mobilemail

The problem with the 564 is that there isn't...

The problem with the 564 is that there isn't enough seat tube above the top tube for one of those gizmos to clamp onto! It would work great on my Cannondales.
01-02-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By mobilemail

Nice find. I wouldn't mind tripping across one! ...

Nice find. I wouldn't mind tripping across one! If I remember correctly, Circuit was second in the production line, following Peloton?
01-02-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By mobilemail

Ha! That's exactly what I was thinking about! I...

Ha! That's exactly what I was thinking about! I was just figuring out what clamp I need, thanks! (The hose clamp is going to be my short term fix.). Is that the right size for 27.2 ID?
01-01-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By mobilemail

I think I saw that thread. I would like to come...

I think I saw that thread. I would like to come up with a proper one if possible… also quantities of unicorn blood and pixie dust would be helpful…

I also wondered if I could put some kind of...
01-01-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By mobilemail

Help! Need a quill seatpost!

Hello friends! I haven’t posted here in quite a while…but the rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated!

You already knew what I was going to ask, but here goes anyway…

I’m rebuilding a...
12-23-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,723
Posted By mobilemail

I agree that the steps kind of lose their...

I agree that the steps kind of lose their elegance when paired with a freewheel over seven speeds. It does produce steps that are like a very tight freewheel. So now I can feel like a racer on the...
12-23-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,723
Posted By mobilemail

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2018_03_15_14_04_16_f1358465b307955e38478f2d23c22ea0acc1d612.jpg
1985 Cannondale ST-400

When I upgraded my ST-400 from its original...
10-16-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,481
Posted By mobilemail

That's a good looking bike, and $135 is the...

That's a good looking bike, and $135 is the cheapest I've heard to take 40 years off your life! Plus, the bike is actually my size so just a teeny bit jealous.

One small caution - if that is the...
07-05-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,640
Posted By mobilemail

Of course there is!! 1. Brand of bike I own....

Of course there is!!

1. Brand of bike I own.
2. Brand of bike you own.

I kid! I kid!
07-05-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,523
Posted By mobilemail

If that bike was a smaller frame I would tell you...

If that bike was a smaller frame I would tell you how ugly and despicable it is, and insist you send it to me before your friends see it and you are embarrassed.

The truth is, it's one attractive...
07-02-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 367,489
Posted By mobilemail

I'd buy that for a dollar!! :thumb: (no...

I'd buy that for a dollar!! :thumb: (no apologies for RoboCop reference...)
06-07-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 531,437
Posted By mobilemail

I will check when I get home and let you know in...

I will check when I get home and let you know in a day or two exactly what I have. They aren't exactly beautiful, but I believe they are functional, and I'm happy to see if we can just swap something...
06-07-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 531,437
Posted By mobilemail

I will check when I get home from my work...

I will check when I get home from my work travels, but I think the ultegra brifters I have are 9-speed.
05-21-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 531,437
Posted By mobilemail

I have some Shimano 600s I took off my '85...

I have some Shimano 600s I took off my '85 Cannondale a few months ago. Send me a PM and I will send some pics, but I won't be able to do anything with this until the weekend.
05-15-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 985,467
Posted By mobilemail

First is my most recent acquisition, an '85...

First is my most recent acquisition, an '85 Cannondale ST400. It was pre-index so I rebuilt the 27" wheels with 9-speed hubs and modernized the drivetrain, still a classic half-step plus granny. ...
05-14-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By mobilemail

To be honest, these things were so hard to get on...

To be honest, these things were so hard to get on the rim that I can't remove myself from all blame. I haven't had tires that were that hard to mount since...well...the 80's....
05-13-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By mobilemail

Yeah yeah ok, $30 down the tubes. I suppose I've...

Yeah yeah ok, $30 down the tubes. I suppose I've made worse mistakes. I think I was drawn in because they were 27", and finding a high quality, folding 27" tire is like finding gold. But I agree,...
05-13-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By mobilemail

Do you buy vintage tires?

So here's my story...
A few years ago I was cruising a bike shop and found a half dozen Schwinn Passage 27x1-1/4 kevlar bead folding tires. Cool, I thought, I will throw them on the shelf for the...
05-13-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By mobilemail

Could you have somebody weld it up and use it for...

Could you have somebody weld it up and use it for an indoor trainer bike? If it breaks again, no biggie. Other than that, indoor or outdoor ornament.
05-13-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,024
Posted By mobilemail

I bought one of these stands last year. They are...

I bought one of these stands last year. They are an exceptional stand for the price!
05-13-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,700
Posted By mobilemail

Cool! That would look great right next to my...

Cool! That would look great right next to my Bike Hoarder certificate!
05-13-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,700
Posted By mobilemail

I feel kind of bad for folks buying new bikes and...

I feel kind of bad for folks buying new bikes and not have a clue how to work on them. But I have learned through observation even before that most folks didn't have a clue how to work on their...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,729
Posted By mobilemail

I think the amount you carry and the distance you...

I think the amount you carry and the distance you ride has a lot to do with it. I commuted on my bike for years in Pensacola. It was pretty short, 7-10 miles each way, and most times I just carried...
05-04-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,818
Posted By mobilemail

Adventure bike, gravel bike, touring bike,...

Adventure bike, gravel bike, touring bike, fitness bike..... whatever....

Just ride the darned thing!!!! The bike doesn't know what it is, only that it wants to be used.
04-19-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 367,489
Posted By mobilemail

I love that color! My wife has a vintage 'Dale...

I love that color! My wife has a vintage 'Dale MTB she picked up at a swap meet over the winter. I might try to talk her out of it and do the restoration. :-)

Every time I look at the big...
03-31-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 367,489
Posted By mobilemail

Here is my Cannondale project. it was all OEM...

Here is my Cannondale project. it was all OEM pre-index when I bought it. I wanted to modernize the drivetrain a bit while still maintaining a little retro. The product was a 27-speed, very wide...
02-08-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,325
Posted By mobilemail

That Centurion is just too pretty to be ignored!!

That Centurion is just too pretty to be ignored!!
02-07-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,551
Posted By mobilemail

Cannnondale?

Cannnondale?
02-06-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,320
Posted By mobilemail

As long as those freewheels have been on the...

As long as those freewheels have been on the shelf, it most likely needs repacked with good grease. If you aren't comfortable chasing a hundred bearings across the floor when you open it, I think I...
01-30-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,919
Posted By mobilemail

Bike monogamy? Ain't gonna happen! I like...

Bike monogamy? Ain't gonna happen!

I like the classy older models ready for a little makeup and a lot of action! A bike cougar! No commitments, no regrets!

(I do not use, promote or endorse...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,812
Posted By mobilemail

I have two bikes with Champion Flyers mounted....

I have two bikes with Champion Flyers mounted. One of them was free, but it was over-treated by the original owner so I'm not sure how long it will last. I also have two nearly new Team Pro's on the...
01-29-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By mobilemail

We all seem to agree about the right tool for the...

We all seem to agree about the right tool for the job thing. If OTS hadn't offered to loan me his I would likely be ordering one from Poland myself. But since I don't get to work on a lot of bikes...
01-28-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By mobilemail

PM sent!! Thanks for the kind offer!

PM sent!!

Thanks for the kind offer!
01-28-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By mobilemail

I went by a couple shops (older shops too, so I...

I went by a couple shops (older shops too, so I was pretty hopeful) with no results. I'll see what else I can dig up while traveling for work this week.

I know I can probably use my existing...
01-28-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By mobilemail

Have a source for a 600EX headset wrench?

My Cannondale ST400 has one of these blessed headsets. All the other grease on the bike was original (as in, like glue), I would really like to get it apart and repack it.

I checked ebay, it...
01-27-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,235
Posted By mobilemail

Twenty years ago I moved from IL to Florida. Up...

Twenty years ago I moved from IL to Florida. Up to that point I was very comfortable riding down to freezing temps. Below that only rides below 10 miles because I could never keep my feet warm.
...
01-25-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By mobilemail

Never heard of the brand, but the frame and...

Never heard of the brand, but the frame and components make me think '85-87ish.
Forum: Recumbent
01-24-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,867
Posted By mobilemail

The Burley Jett Creek was the same LWB frame,...

The Burley Jett Creek was the same LWB frame, just different component group. Keep an eye out for that one as well.
01-21-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,611
Posted By mobilemail

For me, it's 1. the number of bikes you have...

For me, it's
1. the number of bikes you have space to store and service "correctly" - as in you can get one in and out without fear of damaging the others or spend twenty minutes moving them out of...
01-20-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,020
Posted By mobilemail

If I happen to find a good deal on a thrift store...

If I happen to find a good deal on a thrift store bike, this is invariably what happens.

I'm at the stage of functioning bikeaholic. I don't have enough time in my current lifestyle to support...
01-16-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,375
Posted By mobilemail

So happens I have a '96 M400, pics at...

So happens I have a '96 M400, pics at https://onedrive.live.com/?id=C52959B56673790E%2140380&cid=C52959B56673790E

It has a steel rigid unicrown fork.
Forum: Foo
01-15-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 34,756
Posted By mobilemail

It was a cliff...

It was a cliff...
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