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01-11-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By 4funbikes

Curious to hear if these new DC brakes work. I've...

Curious to hear if these new DC brakes work. I've seen a mention of some older XT units working on narrow spacing, but I've never had a set to test.Would love to have some more options for my Schwinn...
12-19-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By 4funbikes

These are Greenville bikes. They have some...

These are Greenville bikes. They have some quirks. Not unheard of for them to have been shipped funky. Local guy here with one he bought new said he sent 3 frames back before they finally sent him a...
Forum: For Sale
10-24-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By 4funbikes

2018 Raleigh Grand Sport 58cm NIB

https://www.raleighusa.com/grand-sport

I purchased this somewhat impulsively, and am now trying to unload it.
It is brand new in the box. Beautiful bike. Raleigh is doing a terrible job of...
10-24-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By 4funbikes

2018 Raleigh Grand Sport 58cm NIB

https://www.raleighusa.com/grand-sport

I purchased this somewhat impulsively, and am now trying to unload it.
It is brand new in the box. Beautiful bike. Raleigh is doing a terrible job of...
10-24-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By 4funbikes

Great frames. I'm on a 23", though I may say...

Great frames. I'm on a 23", though I may say double check the TT length. I don't know the exact numbers off hand, but mine is at least a 57cm TT.

Also of note;
I was able to switch to 700c with...
04-08-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By 4funbikes

Pm sent. I'll take it if it's still available

Pm sent. I'll take it if it's still available
04-02-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6,757
Views: 1,613,400
Posted By 4funbikes

^ Great looking bike. Is the front brake pivot...

^ Great looking bike. Is the front brake pivot eccentric?
03-23-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,294
Posted By 4funbikes

Looks good. Us Passage owner have invited...

Looks good. Us Passage owner have invited ourselves in to the post your Voyageur thread, so join in there as well.

Those tires look fairly meaty; What do they measure?
I'm on pasela 38s with...
02-09-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By 4funbikes

To compound the issue further; I've not found a...

To compound the issue further; I've not found a suitable replacement for the low profile DC98X series brakes.
Most modern brakes lack enough offset to work with the narrow post spacing.

DC has...
01-30-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By 4funbikes

That is a well equipped bike. I believe...

That is a well equipped bike.

I believe what you have is the black M700 XT that has faded to a dark grey though.
01-18-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,392
Posted By 4funbikes

I've scanned a few of the posts here and will...

I've scanned a few of the posts here and will address the following:

1) Compressed air for drying. Low PSI maybe, but generally not highly advised to use compressed air on bearings/bearing...
01-04-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,853
Posted By 4funbikes

^ Thank you for the tubing specs and source (in...

^ Thank you for the tubing specs and source (in addition to everything else contributed). I've done a few braze-ons, and I think doing a simple rack is next on the agenda.
01-02-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,853
Posted By 4funbikes

The front rack looks fantastic. Would you care to...

The front rack looks fantastic. Would you care to share the supplier of your tubing?
12-29-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,722
Posted By 4funbikes

We use planet bike "hardcore" 26" fenders for our...

We use planet bike "hardcore" 26" fenders for our hybrids with 27.5x2.00 tires at the LBS.
12-26-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By 4funbikes

+1 on checking axle overhang/QR spring...

+1 on checking axle overhang/QR spring compression. It is a real thing.
12-21-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,529
Posted By 4funbikes

It appears the headtube reducer is still...

It appears the headtube reducer is still available from Problem Solvers.
There was a particularly fun batch of bikes with lock out function. Well, the lockout mechanism would some times have already...
11-30-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,543
Posted By 4funbikes

Arg. To be in a dry climate. Rust is a real...

Arg. To be in a dry climate.
Rust is a real thing over here, and I'm lucky to find old hubs without some degree of pitting. No metal part lasts forever here.

I would suspect old DA were grade 25...
11-29-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,543
Posted By 4funbikes

A likely improvement to either hubset would be to...

A likely improvement to either hubset would be to replace the originals with grade 25 ball bearings.
11-06-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 198,976
Posted By 4funbikes

If those are 23 (or labeled as such) tire : A...

If those are 23 (or labeled as such) tire : A wider tire could help. Perhaps an isolated incident but had a customer a few years back with the same scenario. installed 25s on his bike (same wheels)...
10-10-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6,757
Views: 1,613,400
Posted By 4funbikes

Just posted this in the appraisals inquires...

Just posted this in the appraisals inquires section if any one can help ID this lugged frame..
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4452/36891800684_7992abbb15_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yd1843)Unknown 80s...
10-10-17, 05:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,183
Posted By 4funbikes

Woah that turned out fantastic! This is great...

Woah that turned out fantastic! This is great inspiration for project i have in queue.
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By 4funbikes

80s lugged MTB ID, Maybe suspenion fork info?

OK Recently picked this out of a scrap pile at a used bike shop.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4452/36891800684_e49cf292b1_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yd1843)Unknown 80s MTB...
08-16-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 137,837
Posted By 4funbikes

Seems like the one McKinley. Rear wheel appears...

Seems like the one McKinley. Rear wheel appears to have been replaced unfortunately.
For $45 I don't think you can go wrong. That's a pretty cool frame. The seat post will require some patience.
08-15-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 198,976
Posted By 4funbikes

My Passage. Found the frameset at a co-op while...

My Passage. Found the frameset at a co-op while working out of town. Mostly built with what I had lying around.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/36063567585_e5586d9124_z.jpg...
08-11-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By 4funbikes

I think there's some chance these are Greenville...

I think there's some chance these are Greenville built bikes. The Chicago head badge and lack of a made in japan designation suggest this. The Voyageur had a Voyageur head badge and made in japan on...
07-27-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,437
Posted By 4funbikes

My Passage in the wild.. ...

My Passage in the wild..

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/36063567585_e5586d9124.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WWPdd2)IMG_7327 (https://flic.kr/p/WWPdd2) by 4funbikes...
05-27-17, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,191
Posted By 4funbikes

Woah. That is a killer bike. I've had both '91...

Woah. That is a killer bike. I've had both '91 and '92 Team Avalanches. This is one on my list though.
05-13-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,289
Posted By 4funbikes

Great build. My favorite color for the Cimarron...

Great build. My favorite color for the Cimarron too!
05-13-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,410
Posted By 4funbikes

Nice. I've recently picked up a Schwinn Passage...

Nice. I've recently picked up a Schwinn Passage that I'll have to post pictures of.


Another household name for OA is Wood Bleach. I find it at local hardware stores under the DAP brand.
04-11-17, 06:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,899
Posted By 4funbikes

Have a fairly mint miyata 610 touring frameset...

Have a fairly mint miyata 610 touring frameset 50cm CTT ST / 53cm CTC TT
03-10-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,340
Posted By 4funbikes

This also. Frameset with $1000 MSRP. Website...

This also. Frameset with $1000 MSRP. Website provides a whopping 2.5 sentence long description.
03-06-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By 4funbikes

Nukeproof did some overseas aluminum hardtails in...

Nukeproof did some overseas aluminum hardtails in the mid 90s. I can't dig up a picture at the moment, but it reminds me of those.
03-01-17, 06:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,828
Posted By 4funbikes

I get employee discount at a shop and still use...

I get employee discount at a shop and still use Dan's Sapim spokes.
02-23-17, 04:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,750
Posted By 4funbikes

uff. A note for the destructive method is to not...

uff. A note for the destructive method is to not clamp it too tight in the vice. This can damage the threads on the hub. Sacrifices need to be made some time though.
02-15-17, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By 4funbikes

I believe I have a NOS rim. Rear is 32h? Can...

I believe I have a NOS rim. Rear is 32h? Can check on this today.
01-31-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,418
Posted By 4funbikes

What other consumer product comes partially...

What other consumer product comes partially assembled, but the part that is pre-assembled needs adjustment?
01-12-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By 4funbikes

Yes, Glad I caught the date being off. I may be...

Yes, Glad I caught the date being off. I may be interested in doing this as this is the first year in a while I didn't sign up for a table.
01-09-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By 4funbikes

Campy had their own bearing sorters. While the...

Campy had their own bearing sorters. While the balls they used may not have been grade 25, with the sorting process they were able to assemble individual components with balls that were within...
12-25-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By 4funbikes

I've used a bmx freewheel tool to remove one of...

I've used a bmx freewheel tool to remove one of these BBs before. Don't recall which specific tool, but could be something to mention the folks at shops who understandably wouldn't think to look at...
04-12-16, 04:24 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 64,471
Posted By 4funbikes

Another +1 for mountaindave . Easy deal.

Another +1 for mountaindave . Easy deal.
04-03-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By 4funbikes

One thing when traveling with a rear mounted...

One thing when traveling with a rear mounted (trunk or hitch) rack, when parking the car and knowing the bikes will be unattended for a period of time, I'll look for a pole/tree/fence to back up to....
03-31-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,780
Posted By 4funbikes

These were dire times for Schwinn. According to...

These were dire times for Schwinn. According to "No Hands" Greenville never turned a profit. At one point at least 1000 bikes had to be sent back for repaint because they didn't tie the crank to the...
03-25-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,032
Posted By 4funbikes

650b wheelset and a Panasonic MTB frame dirt drop commuter tourer whatever

Few bits I've had hanging around long enough.
Paypal or postal MO
Nothing in trades at this point.
More pics here..
650sonic by Erik Lee | Photobucket...
03-25-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By 4funbikes

Good. I was too tempted to pull the trigger on...

Good. I was too tempted to pull the trigger on this. Good deal.
03-01-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 75,227
Posted By 4funbikes

Crank dilemma: Depends too if you like the...

Crank dilemma:
Depends too if you like the other two rings on the LX crank. I'm cheap so it would boil down to what would cost less to set up to my liking (I.E. Buying two rings instead of one).
...
03-01-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,492
Posted By 4funbikes

Got 5.6 miles in last night running to the post...

Got 5.6 miles in last night running to the post office. Needed 6 to make it to the $0 mark, but for $.40 Ill take it.
02-28-16, 07:00 AM
02-28-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 75,227
Posted By 4funbikes

Wow, more popping up. The LX crank appears...

Wow, more popping up.
The LX crank appears 94bcd vs the XT's likely 110. Measuring will confirm all this of course. BCD is not specific for biopace (orientation of the rings IS however, If you take...
02-28-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,492
Posted By 4funbikes

44 degrees on the Chesapeake Bay yesterday. 18...

44 degrees on the Chesapeake Bay yesterday.
18 miles to add to my previous 15 for a total of 33.

$39
-33 miles
6 miles to go!
...
02-23-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 75,227
Posted By 4funbikes

Woah! Beauty. Don't see black ones to often.

Woah! Beauty. Don't see black ones to often.
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