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Posted By oldspokes

If those are not 'Stamped Dropouts' what are...

If those are not 'Stamped Dropouts' what are they?
I thought there were only two types of dropouts, stamped and forged, and those aren't forged.
There are vertical and horizontal types in both.
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Posted By oldspokes

A buddy of mine was selling a motorcycle a number...

A buddy of mine was selling a motorcycle a number of years ago, the 'buyer' arrived in a fairly new car, checked the bike out and asked if he could take a test ride up the road or around the block....
08-03-20, 08:38 AM
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Views: 939
Posted By oldspokes

I've got a '77 Super Course sitting here that I...

I've got a '77 Super Course sitting here that I picked up 25 or more years ago, it was originally bright red, but its faded to a pale orange color with time. The bike itself is in great shape...
07-26-20, 03:21 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Are there any differences between the AMF...

Are there any differences between the AMF Hercules and the plain Hercules bikes of the early 70's?
I looked at one today that's could pass for brand new, a 24" frame AMF Hercules, the hub says 8-71....
07-25-20, 12:35 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

We didn't play with those little firecrackers, we...

We didn't play with those little firecrackers, we would have bottle rocket and Roman candle fights. Sort of like jousting with fireworks.
All those fireworks had all sorts of warnings, Don't carry...
07-24-20, 11:53 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

Rusty rims or not, that Robin Hood don't look bad...

Rusty rims or not, that Robin Hood don't look bad to me. Its likely better than 90% of all the other three speed English bikes I see for sale.

I think that after 50+ years, any bike that can be...
07-22-20, 12:55 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I'm not sure if what you meant is what I found,...

I'm not sure if what you meant is what I found, but there is a definite difference between the older hubs and the hub here with the stamped steel integral left side bearing cup.
Now, that has no...
07-21-20, 11:25 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've probably had 30 or so of these apart over...

I've probably had 30 or so of these apart over the years, never had one give me trouble like this one.
Its as if every internal part of this thing is just a little out of spec somehow, but not...
07-21-20, 01:08 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Its been a few weeks but I finally got around to...

Its been a few weeks but I finally got around to working on this bike again, I cleaned out the hub shell, replaced the axle with a good used one, replace all the planet gears and pins, and replaced...
07-16-20, 01:34 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I seem to remember a few mountain bikes with them...

I seem to remember a few mountain bikes with them as late as 1984-85, but they were odd brands sold by parts distributors.
After that I remember seeing them on all sorts of blow out sales for cheap....
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Posted By oldspokes

Back in 1976 I bought a brand new Motobecane...

Back in 1976 I bought a brand new Motobecane Grand Jubile, the hang tag on the bike at the dealer said $477, I walked out the door that day with the bike with a Pletcher stand and rear rack, plus a...
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Views: 263
Posted By oldspokes

Unless you have a particularly minty clean all...

Unless you have a particularly minty clean all original example that looks like it was ridden off he showroom floor today, I don't see that model having a ton of value.
They were fairly low end...
06-27-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By oldspokes

I'm 6ft 3in tall, and in my younger days, when I...

I'm 6ft 3in tall, and in my younger days, when I was far more fit, I was around 280 lbs, now I'm closer to 400 and I lost an inch or so of height. Back then I used to break frames, break cranks, and...
06-27-20, 05:45 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

What's odd is that I just picked up another 1972...

What's odd is that I just picked up another 1972 Sports at a place I cleaned out yesterday, its rear hub is acting the same way, it slips in first and third and when I try and back the bike up it...
06-27-20, 12:22 AM
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Views: 1,671
Posted By oldspokes

The EPA pretty much banned all those old school...

The EPA pretty much banned all those old school parts washers around here, there was a time when every parts store and machine shop had a caustic tank and spray washer, Now all they have is...
06-25-20, 08:11 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

What's odd about this one is that one of the...

What's odd about this one is that one of the planetary gears is wallowed out far more than the other three, and that one's pin is barely worn. The other three gears ate up the pins, but one pin...
06-25-20, 02:05 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

Found it, all the way at the bottom of the scrap...

Found it, all the way at the bottom of the scrap barrel.
The pinion is ground down, and all four planetary gear pins and center holes are worn badly, the rest of the hub was fine.
The thing would...
06-21-20, 02:05 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I have to dig through my junk barrel in the...

I have to dig through my junk barrel in the corner, I tossed it, the axle, the driver, and planetary set in the scrap pile.
It looks to me like it lost a few teeth or the ends of a few teeth and...
06-20-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I had a sun gear wiped out like that in an AW a...

I had a sun gear wiped out like that in an AW a few weeks ago, also dated 1972. Every tooth was broke off and bits had jammed up the planetary gears. The whole hub was a bit torn up. It was a bit dry...
06-13-20, 01:35 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

The Trek forks with the issues were later, and I...

The Trek forks with the issues were later, and I believe were scripted "Trek" on the crown.

$40 won't buy you a Schwinn Varsity frame these days, I just did a quick search and couldn't find...
06-13-20, 12:05 PM
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Views: 1,105
Posted By oldspokes

I've owned several older Peugeot bikes over the...

I've owned several older Peugeot bikes over the years. Back in the day when they were still rolling off the showroom floors I worked as a bike mechanic at a dealer who sold them by the dozens. The...
05-22-20, 07:15 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I just picked up one just like it sans the...

I just picked up one just like it sans the headlight and cruiser saddle. I agree, for a frame that measures something like 19", it sits like a 24" mans frame when riding it. The ladies frames gave...
05-22-20, 06:48 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I was paying $8 a piece for Kenda or IRC tires...

I was paying $8 a piece for Kenda or IRC tires just a few years ago, and less for off brand tires from China, India, or Singapore.
The Singapore and India made tires were actually pretty decent too....
05-20-20, 10:07 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I picked up an older 5 speed sprint over the...

I picked up an older 5 speed sprint over the weekend, it needs tires, its got one rotten gumwall that's stuck to the rim, and one original black wall Raleigh Record tire that's lost nearly all its...
06-06-18, 10:46 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

Wow, I just got done reading through this whole...

Wow, I just got done reading through this whole thread. I have to agree, 300+ lbs is too heavy for tubular tires, I'm close to that myself and there's no way I'd try it. I had a tubular roll off a...
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Views: 1,815
Posted By oldspokes

I don't have any pics with me here, (On Vacation...

I don't have any pics with me here, (On Vacation in FL). The bike is clean and shiny with two year old tires and new bar tape. Its similar to the one listed in South Jersey CL now but in a smaller...
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Views: 1,815
Posted By oldspokes

Univega Supra Sport

I'm trying to find out what most would consider the fair value would be on a 1981 Univega Supra Sport 12 speed road bike would be?
The bike is a solid 8 out of 10. Good tires, near perfect paint, no...
05-15-18, 06:25 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Legnano Roma Olimpiad on CL

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/6586767389.html

From what I've seen a few of these go for lately this one seems pretty reasonable?
...
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Views: 2,675
Posted By oldspokes

I sold a 25" frame 1977 Nishiki International...

I sold a 25" frame 1977 Nishiki International last summer on CL here for $250, it was in all original condition, tires and all. It rode well and needed nothing if you would trust 40 year old tires....
02-01-18, 02:32 PM
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Views: 18,783
Posted By oldspokes

I'm pretty accurate at keeping track of what I...

I'm pretty accurate at keeping track of what I eat lately, for the past week, I've eaten two eggs, a slice boiled ham on a english muffin every morning for breakfast, plus a 12oz glass of OJ filled...
01-27-18, 06:31 AM
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Views: 18,783
Posted By oldspokes

For me, I think a lot of it was just inherited,...

For me, I think a lot of it was just inherited, most of my relatives are huge, most are over 400 lbs, but I got height on top of a big build.
I like my beer but I never saw myself as a big or...
01-26-18, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By oldspokes

One thing I do remember is that I bought a brand...

One thing I do remember is that I bought a brand new Schwinn High Sierra in 1988 in black chrome from that same dealer, they closed up soon after. I had priced various brands around that time, the...
01-25-18, 08:12 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

The coaster brake arm clamp has an odd looking...

The coaster brake arm clamp has an odd looking piece under it, sort of football shaped. I don't think its original. It looks like the clamp was too big for the tubing.

The wheels are old Raleigh,...
01-25-18, 07:07 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've got a Nishiki Sport here with a serial...

I've got a Nishiki Sport here with a serial number that reads 677962, Made in Taiwan.
The bike is burgundy in color with gold leaf, oriental looking lettering. Its got the old metal crown...
01-25-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By oldspokes

Hunter Mtb?

I picked this up last week from a co-worker, he said its been in his garage for 30 or more years and it rarely got used. The decals say its a Hunter Cherokee.
Its got a dealer sticker from a local...
01-25-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,923
Posted By oldspokes

I've got about 50 or so spare wheelsets around...

I've got about 50 or so spare wheelsets around but have never found an ideal way to store them. Some are hanging on a wall with the first wheel on a bike hook and each wheel after that hanging from a...
01-25-18, 02:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,226
Posted By oldspokes

Here's what they call a bike lane around here,...

Here's what they call a bike lane around here, the lane starts and stops along the way. It runs down the one side of a 5 lane highway mysteriously starting and ending without warning.
They painted...
01-25-18, 02:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,019
Posted By oldspokes

If AustinFitz or Vintagebicycle don't take you up...

If AustinFitz or Vintagebicycle don't take you up on those tires, I'd be interested in them if they're still in good shape...
01-25-18, 02:20 AM
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Views: 3,023,578
Posted By oldspokes

Got this today, it was tied to a tree with a "$5"...

Got this today, it was tied to a tree with a "$5" sign on it about two miles from my house.
I couldn't pass it up, any single part on it is worth $5, let alone an immaculate pair of wheels. and...
01-25-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,259
Posted By oldspokes

I took this in trade today as partial payment on...

I took this in trade today as partial payment on another bike I sold on CL. The guy asked if I could drop the bike he bought off at his house, this was sitting in his garage.

Super small frame,...
01-23-18, 04:18 PM
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Views: 1,937,988
Posted By oldspokes

I picked this up the other day, I traded a guy a...

I picked this up the other day, I traded a guy a case of cheap beer for it.
I've never heard of the brand before but it was sold by a local Schwinn dealer near here in the mid 80's.
It looks a...
01-20-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,649
Posted By oldspokes

I've got three bare Super Course frames, two are...

I've got three bare Super Course frames, two are 1977, one is 1978. All are 25.5" frames. I just weighed all three, plus a few other 63cm/25" frames I have here apart.
These were weighed on three...
01-19-18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,406
Posted By oldspokes

I egged out a couple of bottom brackets, had a...

I egged out a couple of bottom brackets, had a few cracked chainstays over the years, and broke one frame where the seat tube goes into the bottom bracket casting.
I've broken or bent my share of...
01-18-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,649
Posted By oldspokes

I've always been a big Raleigh fan. Around 1976 I...

I've always been a big Raleigh fan. Around 1976 I bought a brand new bright red Super Course, in a 25.5" frame. It quickly became my favorite bike back then. About 5 years after buying it I began to...
01-18-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,598
Posted By oldspokes

Like mentioned above, heat will re-blacken the...

Like mentioned above, heat will re-blacken the plastic but you have to be quick. I've seen guys use automotive headlight repair kits to fix plastic as well but most are just thin clear coat. A quick...
01-18-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,472
Posted By oldspokes

As someone who has just dug out his old bikes...

As someone who has just dug out his old bikes from 35 years ago, its not so much looks from the general public I get but I find that riding a bike around here gets the attention of the local police....
Forum: Introductions
01-18-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By oldspokes

Back to bicycling after 30 years

Hello, I just signed up here, but I've been reading these pages for a long time now but only recently decided to dig out some of my old bikes and make an attempt to get into shape again.
Its been...
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