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08-15-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By rickpaulos

Depends on the climate/season you are in. Some...

Depends on the climate/season you are in. Some of the local sandblasters will do a quick primer coat minutes after blasting because visible rust starts the same day here. With any rust removal...
08-15-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 283
Posted By rickpaulos

How about a hose with a connector on each end. ...

How about a hose with a connector on each end. Attach one end to a car/truck tire.... Most cars are inflated to 35 - 40 psi but have plenty of volume to spare. Semi truck tires are often at 100psi...
08-12-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 551
Posted By rickpaulos

This one is hanging in my living room as art. ...

This one is hanging in my living room as art.
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08-12-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 245
Posted By rickpaulos

I once got a rideable Motobecane from the...

I once got a rideable Motobecane from the landfill. A $5 bike with a $200 bottom bracket in it. Some just repair with better parts.
08-12-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,076
Posted By rickpaulos

The Shimano recall of the 3 cranks was a...

The Shimano recall of the 3 cranks was a "Voluntary Recall". That's the first step in the CPSC's procedure. Ask the company to do the right thing. Give the manufacturer a chance to act on the...
08-11-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By rickpaulos

Cannondale Carbon SI Crank BB30 Axle bolt size?

2006 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 with a bb30 carbon si crank set.
The crank bolts (2) are ruined and the threads in the axle need cleaning out. What size tap? 1.0mm pitch x diameter? My thread...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-10-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By rickpaulos

On Two Wheels

One Two Wheels, bike shop in Davenport, just sold. owner retiring to the wisconsin woods.
08-07-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

GN0786 is the Giant date code (July 1986). There...

GN0786 is the Giant date code (July 1986). There is an actual serial number on the frame somewhere. Bike made by Giant of Taiwan. The chicago factory was closed by then. The Greenville factory mostly...
07-18-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 980,401
Posted By rickpaulos

One of the volunteers brought this to the local...

One of the volunteers brought this to the local bike coop. Garage sale score. Now asking $150.

1985 Nishiki Colorado by Giant. VG condition. Big frame.
...
07-03-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,908
Posted By rickpaulos

Put Your Hair In the Air

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07-02-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By rickpaulos

I had this Nashbar 10000X tandem a couple years...

I had this Nashbar 10000X tandem a couple years ago. Note the marathon tube is in a different location. The Nashbar has a U brake on the back, larger boob tube, a 1.5" steerer (and over-over sized...
06-29-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By rickpaulos

Sometimes you get lucky and a socket fits just...

Sometimes you get lucky and a socket fits just right. Tap it in, tap the high spots towards the socket.
06-22-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By rickpaulos

What size shoes? Do they have to be nail on...

What size shoes?

Do they have to be nail on metal cleats? I have some old Pumas (plastic slotted cleats) and a pair of nos Sidis (bolt on plastic slotted cleats). And a pair of Bata Bikers (no...
06-13-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By rickpaulos

If you want really strong wheels, there are all...

If you want really strong wheels, there are all kinds of tandem wheels with 40,44 or 48 spoke in various axle widths. Or go crazy with low-rider 144 spoke wheels but those are usually on 1 speed...
06-12-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,924
Posted By rickpaulos

When I got insurance for our shop, the only topic...

When I got insurance for our shop, the only topic mentioned was NO gasoline on the premises and no gas motors. So we must refuse to work on bikes with gas motor kits that get put on bicycles. ...
06-12-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By rickpaulos

Schwinn S[9six] - what do you think, a bit of jb weld and some duck tape?

Donation at the local coop yesterday. 100th Anniversary Schwinn S[9six]
...
06-04-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

Miyata 310 serial I955457 (starts with eye). ...

Miyata 310
serial I955457 (starts with eye). 1980?
Miyata branded padded ergo saddle.
finger knob adjustment to center sidepull brake calipers.
Suntour downtube ratchet levers with Suntour...
06-04-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

Sekai 500 Standard. serial is Y1D1740 Dia...

Sekai 500 Standard.
serial is Y1D1740
Dia Compe suicide lever has a 03 81 date stamped on it.
Sugino cranks with a '1'.
top tube brake cable clamps, no braze on guides/stops.
ALPS bar and stem....
06-04-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

Sanwa 6000 Tri Sport. serial number FS50100...

Sanwa 6000 Tri Sport.
serial number FS50100 (located on seat tube near the top)
left crank (cracked) has a JL 1985 December date code.
Shimano 600 parts....
05-25-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By rickpaulos

A good cleaning will get the sticky shifters...

A good cleaning will get the sticky shifters working like new. The factory grease tends to turn to glue after a few years and gum up the ratchets. Just remove the cover and blast the guts with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 524,006
Posted By rickpaulos

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52078453676_b7...

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05-24-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By rickpaulos

Amtrak has a faq on bicycles on trains: ...

Amtrak has a faq on bicycles on trains:
https://www.amtrak.com/bring-your-bicycle-onboard

You can buy boxes from Amtrak. they often need a few days notice. Not all stations stock them. Their...
05-18-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By rickpaulos

Thanks for that interesting link. In the closed...

Thanks for that interesting link. In the closed reader comments they got in to elevator shafts. Dirty Jobs broadcast a recent episode on cleaning elevator shafts in NYC. Turns out those confined...
05-17-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By rickpaulos

Raleigh LTD-3 observations

Sturmey Archer hub dated march 1972. The LTD-3 doesn't appear in the 1972 catalog but is in the 1973. "Built to Raleighs specs". There is a decal that says it was built in Holland by NV. Gazelle....
05-17-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By rickpaulos

Bell ROLLERLESS chains

I bought this Bell branded chain at my neighborhood hardware store. After looking at it, it's going back.

NO ROLLERS!

After 140 years, they figured out how to make a chain with fewer parts, 1...
05-08-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 95,637
Posted By rickpaulos

A lot of stamp happy workers in that factory....

A lot of stamp happy workers in that factory. Note the divots in the bb shell where the chain stays go in. Many mass production frames are assembled in a jig, "Nailed" together while in alignment,...
04-23-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,772
Posted By rickpaulos

From a barn to the field to the local bike coop. ...

From a barn to the field to the local bike coop.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52025210741_c91d88c1e4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nghNC6)
04-19-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,772
Posted By rickpaulos

fresh find today: Terry Symmetry. Made in japan....

fresh find today: Terry Symmetry. Made in japan. Green with some carbon fibre tape on it and the seat lug sprayed grey. ???...
04-18-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

Miyata One Ten NC2477 (1985 Early Feb?) heavy...

Miyata One Ten
NC2477 (1985 Early Feb?)
heavy non-oem hybrid wheels removed for another bike.
could be a gravel bike build for someone.

...
04-18-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

Miyata One Hundred serial OC21271 (1986?) ...

Miyata One Hundred
serial OC21271 (1986?)
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04-18-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

Miyata Two Ten touring bike. serial NS48585...

Miyata Two Ten touring bike.
serial NS48585 (1985 19th fortnight or early sept so maybe a 1986 model year)
not oem:
STI shifters, cyclocross tires, gold tape, pedals, rack, bottle cages, saddle....
04-13-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,250
Posted By rickpaulos

KHS Nomad

fresh find.

KHS NOMAD 19 inch frame. no wheels. Covered with a thick layer of baked on gravel dust and sludge. Cables rusted, shifters seized. Needs a complete overhaul.

26.8 seat post.
serial...
04-10-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 980,401
Posted By rickpaulos

Nishiki Backroads 1991

Nishiki Backroads

serial R914410?2 (next to last digit hard to read in the photos) I'll check it again soon.

R for Raleigh USA build (Kent Washington)
R91441nnn
R9___1nnn (1991)
R_144_ day...
04-04-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 980,401
Posted By rickpaulos

Okay, I rechecked the serial number and got date...

Okay, I rechecked the serial number and got date codes for the Pueblo at post #2499.

The serial is hard to read. GX898660 (https://flic.kr/p/2nccLMq) G instead of C. G for Giant build.
And the...
04-04-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,457
Posted By rickpaulos

The sharp edge would be a problem if the tire...

The sharp edge would be a problem if the tire moves around on the rim. And they really move when there isn't much air pressure. I see this a lot on neglected bikes. Valve stems lean as the tire...
04-02-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 980,401
Posted By rickpaulos

Nishiki Pueblo CX898660...

Nishiki Pueblo
CX898660 (https://flic.kr/p/2nccLMq)
fresh donation at our local coop. One owner. Biopace rings. Missing pedals, post and seat. smooth tires. Donor said it was hanging for 20 Years....
03-29-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By rickpaulos

Oui. Took quite a bit of searching. Still...

Oui. Took quite a bit of searching. Still looking for Italian examples.

...
03-29-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By rickpaulos

did Suntour ever make French or Italian threaded freewheels?

Did Suntour ever make French or Italian threaded freewheels? If yes, are there any markings on the freewheel body to indicate the threading?

I know some Euro makers did offer freewheels in...
03-24-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By rickpaulos

Ignaz Schwinn Birthday Bike Ride April 1

Ignaz Schwinn, founder of Schwinn bike company (along with financial support from Aldoph Fredrick William Arnold) was born in Germany on April 1 1860.
Get your classic Schwinn out for a ride next...
03-04-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,457
Posted By rickpaulos

Wrong photo? probably some stock photo put there...

Wrong photo? probably some stock photo put there by someone who doesn't know the difference.

700c wheels (road and hybrid) rims are 622mm bead seat diameter and so are "29ers". 29ers use the...
03-04-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,457
Posted By rickpaulos

Yes, I have a quad, 4 seats on two 26" wheels...

Yes, I have a quad, 4 seats on two 26" wheels with 48 spokes per wheel using 2.0mm (14g) DT spokes. Rule is each rider has to weigh under 150 pounds for a bike and rider limit of 700 pounds. Over...
03-03-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By rickpaulos

I've owned 5 multitracks. Great bikes. All mine...

I've owned 5 multitracks. Great bikes. All mine are the tig-welded versions from the mid 1990s. IMO, those have a smoother ride than the older lugged frames or the aluminum models that replace the...
03-02-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By rickpaulos

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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TREK VRX 300
After taking the fork apart and looking at the...
03-01-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By rickpaulos

Manitou fork date code

I'm guessing that the dots are month counters. So July 99?


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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By rickpaulos

Some Dahons were recalled to replace the...

Some Dahons were recalled to replace the handelbar/stem due to them potentially breaking off. You might check your serial vs the recall notice. I had one fixed this autumn at local bike shop. Dahon...
01-10-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By rickpaulos

slushlover2. Only guy I know who took all his...

slushlover2. Only guy I know who took all his furniture on vacation to California.
...
Forum: BMX
12-13-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By rickpaulos

After a bunch of trial and error... The hub...

After a bunch of trial and error...

The hub shell is threaded on both sides. freewheel standard 1 & 3/8" on one side, odd ball 1 & 3/16" on the other side (the side with the 16 tooth ACS FAT...
Forum: BMX
12-06-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,859
Posted By rickpaulos

Many Dorel/Pacific (Schwinn, Mongoose, Huffy,...

Many Dorel/Pacific (Schwinn, Mongoose, Huffy, Pacific, Paw Patrol, Roadmaster, Kulana, etc) bike serial numbers start with 5 letters, then 2 digits for the year, then 1 letter for the month (a-jan,...
Forum: BMX
12-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By rickpaulos

ball bearing size for GT bmx hub?

took this hub apart and found 3 different size balls in it. 1/4" - 7/32" - 3/16". 14mm axle.
anyone know what the correct ball bearing size is?...
11-17-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By rickpaulos

Sturmey Archer 1937 AB hub manual

beat up, water damage, but readable. Feel free to copy the image files for any use.

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