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09-25-15, 06:16 AM
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Posted By likebike23

BD: that Ross is really shaping up. Love it, and...

BD: that Ross is really shaping up. Love it, and thanks for the kind words on mine. That slingshot stem was waiting for a suitable bike for a while. It's funny how the Ross has a 21.1mm steerer, I'd...
09-23-15, 05:28 PM
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Posted By likebike23

I have one just like it with no decals also. I...

I have one just like it with no decals also. I believe it's a 1987'ish Mt. Hood. It's a nice ride, practically steers itself. Here's a pic of mine. I've got to get some tires like yours.
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08-28-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 16,651
Posted By likebike23

I'm glad to see this thread pop up, I've been a...

I'm glad to see this thread pop up, I've been a little burned out on the bike thing lately. I've recently been getting into vinyl and stereo gear. I've been having a lot of fun hunting down and...
08-28-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 16,651
Posted By likebike23

Deleted-duplicate post.

Deleted-duplicate post.
07-14-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,637
Posted By likebike23

For all the talk about bike shops being in...

For all the talk about bike shops being in trouble it seems odd that a shop would turn away any business. Perhaps instances such as this are the reason why so many shops are in trouble. It seems to...
07-10-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,637
Posted By likebike23

+1. There is no excuse to be clueless these days...

+1. There is no excuse to be clueless these days with all of the information out there.
06-29-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,872
Posted By likebike23

Not a problem, I run like that all the time on my...

Not a problem, I run like that all the time on my 27" wheeled bikes.

I wonder if your Huffy would qualify over on the American Builders thread over in C&V? :innocent: Just kidding, I don't want...
06-22-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,142
Posted By likebike23

Yeah, I think he got pissed that we were cutting...

Yeah, I think he got pissed that we were cutting into his ride talking about the bike. He took off before we were done talking and we didn't realize it. Screw him, how often do you see an Alex Singer...
06-22-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,142
Posted By likebike23

The guy was definitely not a bike guy, figures,...

The guy was definitely not a bike guy, figures, they always have the nice bikes. He had an idea that the bike was nice but no idea why. I said I loved the custom rack and seatstay cluster with brazed...
06-22-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,142
Posted By likebike23

I was doing a ride with my 5yo daughter today on...

I was doing a ride with my 5yo daughter today on the Farmington Valley Greenway when a group of older riders passed us. Amongst the blah bikes was an orange beauty, but they were gone before I could...
06-21-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,142
Posted By likebike23

The mullet is totally fine, the Huffy,...

The mullet is totally fine, the Huffy, inexcusable.

Seriously man, you have done what never has been done in the history of BF. Most times the beleaguered Huffy enthusiast would leave in a huff....
06-21-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,142
Posted By likebike23

I was recently visiting some relatives in Ohio...

I was recently visiting some relatives in Ohio and decided to go for a ride to check out the local countryside. As luck would have it my uncle had an old Raleigh Super Course in nice shape in his...
06-20-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,142
Posted By likebike23

I've received the most compliments on my hot...

I've received the most compliments on my hot rodded Peugeot U08. I think a lot of people remember them from the 70's. Another time a guy correctly identified the fillet brazing and complimented me on...
06-17-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By likebike23

Way to be resourceful. Moped parts can indeed be...

Way to be resourceful. Moped parts can indeed be used on bicycles from time to time. I need to hit up teatland.TV for some cables for vintage MTB brake levers I've got. Glad your experiment worked...
06-16-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,973
Posted By likebike23

I have stem, DT, and thumbie friction shifting...

I have stem, DT, and thumbie friction shifting bikes in addition to indexed DT, brifter, and trigger shifting bikes. I have to admit that shifting the friction DT bike with Suntour freewheel and...
06-16-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By likebike23

Be careful about listening to the "experts"....

Be careful about listening to the "experts". There is more to bicycles and riding than just the weight of the frame. This mentality comes from a focus on racing, where 1/2 of a pound on the bike may...
06-15-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By likebike23

I think of they can show it will put out enough...

I think of they can show it will put out enough power to run a nice B&M light, then I am all for it. I doubt it'll do that though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,023
Posted By likebike23

I agree with this. I am a dental hygienist and in...

I agree with this. I am a dental hygienist and in our field the link between periodontal (gum) disease and atherosclerosis is well known. Periodontal infections are a huge source of chronic...
06-08-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 10,698
Posted By likebike23

I don't ride clipless on any of my bikes. It's...

I don't ride clipless on any of my bikes. It's just too expensive to figure out which system I like, get the shoes, and a dozen of the same pedals. I just ride what's on the bike with a stiff soled...
05-23-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,348
Posted By likebike23

I sold the framesets to a forum member at a swap...

I sold the framesets to a forum member at a swap a couple months ago. I wish him luck with the sale, I'm just happy to have some space back in my basement.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,189
Posted By likebike23

I think you know what the deal is from this...

I think you know what the deal is from this excerpt. Riding at night is cool, a completely different vibe than riding in the day. In addition, geeking out with lights is fun.

As for riding at...
05-20-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,463
Posted By likebike23

I say do what feels good to you. There are plenty...

I say do what feels good to you. There are plenty of people doing it the "right" way who experience pain. If it's wrong for you, your body will tell you.
05-20-15, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,118
Posted By likebike23

I wouldn't be concerned about the cranks at all....

I wouldn't be concerned about the cranks at all. They look like a 130bcd road double that someone threw on there. I seriously doubt they are original and I would look at them as an item that needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,634
Posted By likebike23

I believe southpawboston rides in the Catskills a...

I believe southpawboston rides in the Catskills a bit. He's into dirt roads, but may be able to provide some useful advice.
05-13-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By likebike23

I think it can be done. During school there are...

I think it can be done. During school there are busses running constantly from Amherst to Northampton. When I was at Umass they were free. There is a rail trail that also runs from Amherst to...
Forum: Touring
05-13-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,439
Posted By likebike23

Dynamo lights are much cheaper in Europe. I...

Dynamo lights are much cheaper in Europe. I believe the new Cyo lights can be had for around $60 where they are around $100 in the US. Sidewall dynamos are also much cheaper if you are OK with them.
05-13-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By likebike23

Online shopping is going go be your friend if you...

Online shopping is going go be your friend if you are going go to be putting in serious commuting miles. If you get all your stuff from the LBS, you'll pay almost double. Niagaracycle has some really...
05-12-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By likebike23

Add up the cost of registering, insuring, and...

Add up the cost of registering, insuring, and maintaining a car in addition to any payment, excise taxes, depreciation, gas, tolls, parking, etc. and compare that to your bike budget. You are most...
05-09-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,924
Posted By likebike23

I received and installed the bulb in my Soubitez...

I received and installed the bulb in my Soubitez generator with golf ball light and went out for a ride. I hate to say but it wasn't much of an improvement. I don't blame the bulb so much as the...
05-07-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 642,464
Posted By likebike23

TheLoneWolf: Your Trek is really nice. I like the...

TheLoneWolf: Your Trek is really nice. I like the color and component choices.
05-06-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By likebike23

Why on earth would anyone want to cover up some...

Why on earth would anyone want to cover up some of the coolest vintage MTB brakes ever invented? You show them off not cover them up!
05-06-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,741
Posted By likebike23

We had a joker like that on Hartford,CT CL a...

We had a joker like that on Hartford,CT CL a while back. Man, he would get slammed by the other users. I replied to his ad and told him his bikes were nice, but to stop with the bike lessons and...
05-06-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 642,464
Posted By likebike23

papik: I really love the bike, it's a great color...

papik: I really love the bike, it's a great color scheme and nicely appointed. I have one of those little Soubitez generators and it's a nice little unit, nice and quiet without a lot of drag...
05-04-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By likebike23

I removed a square taper by heating it gently...

I removed a square taper by heating it gently with a propane torch, keeping it away from the spindle. I pulled it off by hand with a pair of leather fireplace gloves pretty easily.
05-02-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By likebike23

I'm going to say beater also. Not that it isn't a...

I'm going to say beater also. Not that it isn't a good bike, it's just that there isn't anything particularly different about it than many other mountain bikes from that era. The price was definitely...
05-02-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By likebike23

C'mon man, where's the pics? Seriously, some of...

C'mon man, where's the pics? Seriously, some of the early Ross MTBs were cool and definitely classic in the mountain bike world. I love my chrome Mt Hood. I'm not really familiar with the Mt. St....
05-01-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,569
Posted By likebike23

The freewheeling cranks allow you to set up a mid...

The freewheeling cranks allow you to set up a mid drive. In a mid drive, the motor and large chainring are connected by a chain. This will be your primary reduction gear. You then run a chain from...
05-01-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,077
Posted By likebike23

There are usually quite a few vintage light...

There are usually quite a few vintage light setups on the bay. I picked up 3 soubitez dynos (including a bottom bracket unit), with lights, and a Union bloc generator as a lot last year. I've got 3...
04-30-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,077
Posted By likebike23

:lol: No offense intended. I prefer those type of...

:lol: No offense intended. I prefer those type of saddles on cruisers and upright bar bikes. They just look wrong to me on a bike with drop bars.
04-30-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,077
Posted By likebike23

Good call on the rack. I thought the front rack...

Good call on the rack. I thought the front rack was on it when I saw the ad on CL. I definitely remember the goofy saddle. Cool bike, you don't see many of them around.
04-30-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,730
Posted By likebike23

I'm with gugie and Noglider on this one. There...

I'm with gugie and Noglider on this one. There are some cool gas pipe bikes out there that would work for what you want (like the carbolite Peugeots mentioned). The ability to run wider tires or...
04-28-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,524
Posted By likebike23

6 or 7 speed and indexed will be tough to find...

6 or 7 speed and indexed will be tough to find new. Sunrace sells some nice looking 8 speed shifters (m96 r800) which would likely work with 7 speed pretty well as the spacing is close. The last...
04-28-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,524
Posted By likebike23

If you are looking for good quality and good...

If you are looking for good quality and good looking indexed thumbies, you'll probably have to get some vintage deore or deore xt shifters from the bay. There is also the Paul's thumbies+DT levers+...
04-28-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,667
Posted By likebike23

noglider, thanks for the offer it was really cool...

noglider, thanks for the offer it was really cool of you. I don't have room for anymore bikes so I'm going to pass. As it stands now, I have 3 vintage MTBs one of which (the Maruishi) will be...
04-27-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By likebike23

Not odd at all. My 1983 Univega tourer has only 1...

Not odd at all. My 1983 Univega tourer has only 1 water bottle boss, not a huge deal to clamp on another cage. I'm not really sure if the idea of touring today is the same as in the early 80's, but...
04-27-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,667
Posted By likebike23

On second thought, that bike is pretty rad. It's...

On second thought, that bike is pretty rad. It's not high end, but it's definitely got all of the elements of an early MTB. Check out the stem, wide araya rims with bulged spoke holes, motocross...
04-27-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,667
Posted By likebike23

If I were going to sell it cheap, I would take...

If I were going to sell it cheap, I would take some of the nicer parts like the brakes and pedals and put some bin parts in their place. Having the original parts on there isn't going to make the...
04-26-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By likebike23

I'm running that BB on a U08. They are thick cups...

I'm running that BB on a U08. They are thick cups and definitely work with my series 3 JIS spindle. I don't know the ISO race to race measurement but it shouldn't be too hard to find out if it's the...
04-26-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,303
Posted By likebike23

For all the talk about relubing all of the...

For all the talk about relubing all of the bearings on a bike around here, you rarely hear mention of relubing pedal bearings. I'll admit that I don't always do it, only on nice pedals. I've picked...
04-26-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,303
Posted By likebike23

It isn't crazy to have a pedal of unknown age and...

It isn't crazy to have a pedal of unknown age and miles fail. It would be really hard to prove the shop was at fault in my opinion. I say just buy new pedals and be happy that they didn't fail while...
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