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02-02-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By madpogue

Gotta zoom in on the first pic, there's a hint: ...

Gotta zoom in on the first pic, there's a hint:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/434x285/disint_78360d8531837565bda1baec0403f094a59de22b.jpg
02-02-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,139
Posted By madpogue

Component changes mid-model-year aren't unusual,...

Component changes mid-model-year aren't unusual, so it's still a HS. That red CL Cimarron appears to have a headbadge date-code number of 1297, which translates to a build date of early May 1987...
02-02-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By madpogue

You can JUST make out "Rapide" on the long-stay,...

You can JUST make out "Rapide" on the long-stay, up near the head tube. And yes, there were sizes with 24" wheels available -...
01-25-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By madpogue

I always get a chuckle out of the photos...

I always get a chuckle out of the photos depicting the cosplay, with a bunch of riders at rest stops using smart phones.
01-25-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By madpogue

Q: What's the difference between Lycra and...

Q: What's the difference between Lycra and Spandex?

A: Cyclists wear Lycra. Hair-band rockers wear Spandex.
11-28-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,350
Posted By madpogue

Out....grown? D-d-does this mean I can't ride my...

Out....grown? D-d-does this mean I can't ride my Ross Piranha or my GT Bullet BMXes anymore?

Actually, I was pretty small as a kid. I could easily have kept a 20" Sting-Ray or Spyder up to age...
11-28-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,350
Posted By madpogue

Sorry to disappoint, but..... ...

Sorry to disappoint, but.....

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x963/spyder1200_124d79fd43623d29a42685b25f04147ae009fe94.jpg
I think it's a '69. No fancy dual rear...
11-25-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 197,325
Posted By madpogue

While we're on chromies (and specifically...

While we're on chromies (and specifically Hoodies...):
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/rossmthood1200_54cf899a818398b759e39061629231440a03a494.jpg
As bought - since...
11-25-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,467
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ First shot is a slingshot, not a...

^^^^^ First shot is a slingshot, not a bull-moose. And of course, this being BF / C&V, "there's a thread for that".... https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1210814-slingshot-stems.html . Still,...
11-19-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,467
Posted By madpogue

Thread needs a chrome Ross: ...

Thread needs a chrome Ross:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/80-rossmthood1200_dec678c18d9b5cb485d7a683d535f5c9ef251f66.jpg
("As bought" shot - I've since replaced the...
11-16-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By madpogue

My first "10-speed", bike-boom gas-piper sold by...

My first "10-speed", bike-boom gas-piper sold by JCPenney, had those same Balilla brakes. Somehow I survived.
11-15-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 63,657
Posted By madpogue

As a separate section/forum outside of C&V, such...

As a separate section/forum outside of C&V, such a forum would inevitably contain a lot of non-C&V content; I, for one, would rather not slog through such content. So perhaps a sub-forum, at the same...
11-14-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,409
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Hubs named "Crossland", radially spoked --...

^^^^^ Hubs named "Crossland", radially spoked -- someone has a sense of humor.....
11-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,073
Posted By madpogue

My Schwinn tandem and two Specialized MTBs are...

My Schwinn tandem and two Specialized MTBs are rigged that way. Not sure how else you'd do it. Actually, a few of my MTBs have the top-tube / down-the-seat-stay RD cable routing, but none of them...
11-10-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,357,226
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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11-06-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,409
Posted By madpogue

Fify....

Fify....
11-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 235,604
Posted By madpogue

The livery matches 1990:...

The livery matches 1990: https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/1990-fuji-catalog-no-20-edition...
11-05-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

It's trike week (month? season?) here..... ...

It's trike week (month? season?) here.....

The OG "cargo bike", from decades before the phrase was coined
...
11-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

....or the thumbies or the moto brake levers or...

....or the thumbies or the moto brake levers or the (Suntour?) horseshoe pedals or the.....

Things have slowed a lot here as well, despite the unseasonably warm autumn. Not seeing exactly "crazy"...
11-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,357,226
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Is that the famous "501" crankset? (Or is...

^^^^ Is that the famous "501" crankset? (Or is that "SOL"?) In any event, someone needs to buy this so the poor fellow can afford a keyboard with working "." and SHIFT keys.
11-01-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By madpogue

First -- in case you don't already know -- the...

First -- in case you don't already know -- the non-drive-side pedal is REVERSE threaded.

To the above -- I would recommend the heavy-duty Park pedal wrench (sorry, I forget the exact tool #). You...
10-27-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,502
Views: 2,743,409
Posted By madpogue

Don't stare too long at that head badge...

Don't stare too long at that head badge (presuming yours is the same as mine).........
10-25-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,357,226
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ And good to see you back in C&V, Carrie ...

^^^^^ And good to see you back in C&V, Carrie TriBiker19
10-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,079
Posted By madpogue

You necro-posted this thread just for the 911...

You necro-posted this thread just for the 911 photo-bomb, right?




KIDDING; the fade on that Lotus is fly, and the MTBs in the brand are hard to come by (in these parts, anyway).
10-25-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By madpogue

So you're trying a non-QR bolt with a sleeve nut,...

So you're trying a non-QR bolt with a sleeve nut, and the sleeve nut is too large a diameter? That's expected. QR bolts/nuts don't have the sleeve, so any "typical" one should fit. I have several in...
10-19-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21,482
Views: 4,119,327
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Dig the stoker bar position; guess the...

^^^^^ Dig the stoker bar position; guess the stoker and pilot have to be on pretty good terms......

(BTW I bought a red one, aprx same year, spring 2020 (for a fraction of the $$$) and I'm fine;...
10-19-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,502
Views: 2,743,409
Posted By madpogue

That's a voracious dog; usually they just swallow...

That's a voracious dog; usually they just swallow Christmas ornaments or socks or something.....
10-18-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

I want me some of: ...

I want me some of:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/271850968_4832293726863646_812365258287578064_n_09c7089eb5b5bbd45abc1d8049d02af9f33ff4f6.jpg
10-18-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ +1, I faintly recall reading that Jim...

^^^^^^ +1, I faintly recall reading that Jim Blackburn co-ordinated the sizes/spacing of his racks to precisely fit the braze-ons of the Treks.

Who would send such a creature to the skip? :foo:
10-18-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

You have to wax your handlebar mustache in order...

You have to wax your handlebar mustache in order to use it to install a mustache handlebar.
10-17-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

But does it hook up to the hot water, or cold?

But does it hook up to the hot water, or cold?
10-16-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By madpogue

+1 imagine how a set of fat Maxxises would make...

+1 imagine how a set of fat Maxxises would make this thing pop.

This bike would def have followed me home.
10-13-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By madpogue

This one lasted 40 years, using adhesive...

This one lasted 40 years, using adhesive technology that's since been eclipsed many times over. Using one of the suggestions above, you may still want to check it again, and be ready to renew/refresh...
10-13-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

Another potential ShopGoodwill steal for anyone...

Another potential ShopGoodwill steal for anyone near Omaha (just a little too far for me....), appears to be an '83 520.

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/153075385Vintage Trek bike (local pickup...
10-13-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By madpogue

Well, isn't that SPECIAL???

Here's another "Special" Takara, but this one features some sort of runic symbols in the background (extra credit if you can translate it):...
10-11-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 601,614
Posted By madpogue

I have, with calipers like this, had some success...

I have, with calipers like this, had some success with VERY CAREFULLY twisting the arms so that the pads hit the rim on the leading edge first.
10-11-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By madpogue

FYI your 620 probably has rack braze-ons near the...

FYI your 620 probably has rack braze-ons near the top of the seat stays. This rack would work, but it would mount using the brake bolt. A bike like yours could take a seat-stay type rack (SS-1, etc),...
10-10-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By madpogue

I have a Cannondale I used to ride taken apart in...

I have a Cannondale I used to ride taken apart in my basement, and my family had a VW bus when I was a little kid 55 years ago. Does that count?
10-10-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

Sorta-grail bike for me, '90-ish, alas it's pick...

Sorta-grail bike for me, '90-ish, alas it's pick up only, looks like someone's gonna steal it. Hideous "Navigators" decals, nice Ritchey seatpost, wheelset is a bit garish but at least they're a sane...
10-10-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By madpogue

So how do you know the jersey in question is...

So how do you know the jersey in question is pink? Looks....er... orange to me, yeah, or maybe green.... uh... blue, yeah, that's the ticket.....
10-10-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

And being a 700/700, it's not as "Terry-esque" as...

And being a 700/700, it's not as "Terry-esque" as the typical 700/650 or 700/24 Terry. Short top-tube, however.

And a cool old Dodge van it's leaning on.
10-10-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist for Roadblocker (looks red to my...

Photo assist for Roadblocker (looks red to my untrained eye.....):...
10-09-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

You know Offerup strictly forbids decent photos...

You know Offerup strictly forbids decent photos of items being sold, right?
10-09-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By madpogue

Dayum! x I just finished up an old Schwinn Le...

Dayum! x I just finished up an old Schwinn Le Tour (Bridgestone-made), with the tires fused to the rim like that. I think getting that old rubber of the rims was more work than any other operation.
...
10-07-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By madpogue

The next sequel will feature multiple primate...

The next sequel will feature multiple primate species riding Varsitys with Sting Ray handlebars; to be titled "Planet of the Ape-hangers".
10-06-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

It's raining (Iron)men..... This one could...

It's raining (Iron)men.....

This one could be a steal, think it's an '86, smallish (52cm?), pickup only in Indy:

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/152751197Centurion Ironman Dave Scott BicycleTime...
10-03-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By madpogue

Hey, at least he didn't have a self-important...

Hey, at least he didn't have a self-important critical opinion about the chain.....
10-01-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,986
Posted By madpogue

I'm in a college town (instant townie), yeah, I...

I'm in a college town (instant townie), yeah, I get the sense that getting through 4 years of college without your bike getting stolen/trashed is an accomplishment in itself. Good for him.

The old...
10-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74,136
Views: 12,054,733
Posted By madpogue

I was a COBOL programmer in 1983 (riding a...

I was a COBOL programmer in 1983 (riding a then-new '82 Trek 613 in 531 and the same colorway as the bike you posted, BTW), and we were actually VERY aware of the looming Y2K issue. But hardware...
09-30-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Yeah, sure, but what's your favorite...

^^^^^^ Yeah, sure, but what's your favorite pour-over coffee emporium?
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