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04-22-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By -Joseph

Would it be possible that maybe I need a longer...

Would it be possible that maybe I need a longer hanger?

-Joseph
04-22-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By -Joseph

The rear wheel didn't seem to suffuer. I was...

The rear wheel didn't seem to suffuer. I was taking off and shifting gears. I flipped the shifter the wrong way and instead of going down it went up. I think the Derailleur meshed with the...
04-22-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By -Joseph

My wheel ate my derailleur, how to fix?

I just picked up this Schwinn Traveler with Suntour AR derailleurs. I was taking it for a test ride and shifted gears and it stopped when the rear bent into the spokes. Now after looking at it,...
04-21-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

Thanks again RobbieTunes, the glossies will only...

Thanks again RobbieTunes, the glossies will only make her look prettier.

-Joseph
04-21-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

I know that your profile says you are in WV, and...

I know that your profile says you are in WV, and I am in MI, but we must have some how went to the same thrift store.

-Joseph
04-21-08, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

I'm jealous of all the black Nishiki's I see...

I'm jealous of all the black Nishiki's I see posted. I think the burgundy is boring... no offense all burgundy bike owners.
04-16-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

I am going back to the thrift shop tomorrow to...

I am going back to the thrift shop tomorrow to see if they have anything I can use, as far as the wheels are concerned.

-Joseph
04-16-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

There are little latches on the vertical brake...

There are little latches on the vertical brake levers that you can move side ways when the horizontal lever is pulled to keep pressure on the brakes. I will take a pic tomorrow if needed.-Joseph
04-16-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

Nice find for $10, looks like the Daddy to my...

Nice find for $10, looks like the Daddy to my bike. Unfortunately, all the bits I am needing/wanting are gonna be non stock items, like bars, wheels and seatpost.On a side note, this is the first...
04-16-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

and with out further ado.... ...

and with out further ado....

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http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n49/Joseph91380/100_2044.jpg...
04-16-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

Not yet, maybe tonite. -Joseph

Not yet, maybe tonite.

-Joseph
04-16-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,779
Posted By -Joseph

Happiest guy with a Nishiki Sport *Now with pics*

I know they aren't anywhere near the top of the line, but I had to. There I was, for my weekly local thrift shop excursion, fighting my way. Dodging piles of Wal-mart junk bikes and Schwinns that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By -Joseph

Glad I'm not the only one who thought that about...

Glad I'm not the only one who thought that about the color at first. I emailed the guy to see if he had wheels to test ride it on and I'm waiting for a reply. I don't know if maybe I am just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By -Joseph

Marin for a commuter?

I recently found a Marin Limited Edition for sale in my town. It seems to be in good shape, paint is real nice yet, and it is a tange frame. It also has a full 105 group and it is complete minus...
04-01-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,654
Posted By -Joseph

Thanks ya'll. After even more research, I have...

Thanks ya'll. After even more research, I have decided to just buy some 3x7 trigger shifters off ebay.

-Joseph
04-01-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,654
Posted By -Joseph

Ok. I believe it is a cassette now that I see...

Ok. I believe it is a cassette now that I see the difference. It says Shimano Interactive Glide 2 and has a splined lockring. Looks just like this pick I took off sheldon brown's website. Wiki...
04-01-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,654
Posted By -Joseph

It is a shimano Acera hub with an STX rear D. ...

It is a shimano Acera hub with an STX rear D.

-Joseph
04-01-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,654
Posted By -Joseph

what if I changed the freewheel to an 8 cog...

what if I changed the freewheel to an 8 cog instead of a 7? Then i would get more gears. Or would it just be cheaper to get the 3x7 shifters? Thanks.

-Joseph
04-01-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,654
Posted By -Joseph

Changing from grip shift to trigger shifters.

Hey all. I haven't done much wrenching on a bike in my life and I need some advice. I have a '97 GF Tassajara that has grip shifters and I don't like them. I have a tendency to twist the grips on...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,735
Posted By -Joseph

I am figuring on goint to a 1.5" wide. ...

I am figuring on goint to a 1.5" wide.

-Joseph
Forum: Commuting
03-29-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,735
Posted By -Joseph

Also, and this may be dumb, but can I reuse the...

Also, and this may be dumb, but can I reuse the tubes that are in the tires now or should those be replaced also? Thanks again.

-Joseph
Forum: Commuting
03-29-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,735
Posted By -Joseph

Thanks for all the replies. I am glad to hear...

Thanks for all the replies. I am glad to hear that it is OK to run something kinda skinny and smooth on a mountain bike. I will go to the LBS and see what they have and go from there. Thanks...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,735
Posted By -Joseph

I don't recall seeing a size on the rim. The...

I don't recall seeing a size on the rim. The tires on it are 26x2.1 and they are a bit wider than the rim.

-Joseph
Forum: Commuting
03-29-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,735
Posted By -Joseph

Smoothies on a MTB?

I just picked up a GF Tassajara on the cheap and I want to commute around town with it. It has the traditional nobby MTB tires on it, and being that I am coming from riding a road bike, I hate...
03-24-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By -Joseph

Thanks for the reference info, what about tire...

Thanks for the reference info, what about tire suggestions?

-Joseph
03-24-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By -Joseph

Pics of new whip, and need tire/wheel advice.

Tires are holding air fine but are a little weathered. I need advice on what to change too. The rims are 27 x 1 1/4, and the tire size on it are 27 x 1 1/8. My old miyata had 1 1/4 wide tires and I...
03-24-08, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By -Joseph

No. It was beautiful though. The guy did and...

No. It was beautiful though. The guy did and awesome job. He needed a little more than I wanted to spend. His price was good in my opinion, but I wasn't looking to spend that much (currently...
03-23-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,136
Posted By -Joseph

Money well spent, that thing is sick!

Money well spent, that thing is sick!
03-23-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By -Joseph

Helicomatic hub??? -Joseph

Helicomatic hub???

-Joseph
03-23-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By -Joseph

One more lesson learned. When sizing a bike,...

One more lesson learned. When sizing a bike, don't do it on flat tires, that 1" makes a lot of difference when it is already a little too big. Live and learn.

-Joseph
03-22-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By -Joseph

I was a little worried about the components, but...

I was a little worried about the components, but a friend of mine told me (caution, the following could be way out of line) that if it came with the SR crank and bars that it probably isn't all the...
03-22-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By -Joseph

Bought another bike even though I probably shouldn't have.

I found a Raleigh Technium 450 on Craigslist this morning. Actually I found a bike rack for my car and the guy just happend to have this bike. I spent the long dollar ($150) but I wanted a bike. He...
03-17-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By -Joseph

New paint on an old bike.

Does taking an old frame and splashing new paint on it detract from its nostalgia? What about the value be it + or -, does it make it worth any more or less. I ask because I sold my bike to a guy...
03-14-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 202,586
Posted By -Joseph

My '79 Gran Touring that I am getting ready to...

My '79 Gran Touring that I am getting ready to ebay. It was my first real bike..
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03-13-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By -Joseph

Now that I am on the verge of selling it, I...

Now that I am on the verge of selling it, I thought I would post a pic before it is gone.
09-30-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By -Joseph

Flat tires were something i was worried about,...

Flat tires were something i was worried about, but the guy I bought the bike from through in a new tube, patch kit, and there is a pump on board. As much as I don't like the looks of the rack and...
09-29-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By -Joseph

Thanks ya'll. I went out for 4 miles last night,...

Thanks ya'll. I went out for 4 miles last night, then I hurt my back doing yardwork today. Hopefully I will be good to go tomorrow.

-Joseph
09-27-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By -Joseph

Thanks everyone! I will give it a try and I...

Thanks everyone! I will give it a try and I guess we can go from there. Might even go out tonight if I can find a helmet I like.

-Joseph
09-27-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By -Joseph

I finally got a bike, now what?

I decided to go road bike instead of hardtail, and bought a vintage Miyata. So how do I get started? I mean, how far should I go or try to go anyway. I am thinking of hitting the local bike path...
09-27-07, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By -Joseph

I will get pics tonight. Where would I find the...

I will get pics tonight. Where would I find the serial number on it? Thanks.

-Joseph
09-27-07, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By -Joseph

I told her that $100 on used was better than the...

I told her that $100 on used was better than the alternative. I was going to go the MTB route and the cheapest decent bike I could find new was going to be a GF Wahoo at just over $400. As for used...
09-26-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By -Joseph

Miyata?

So I jumped in earlier today and bought a Miyata Gran Touring off a friend of mine. Rides great, but I am afraid I don't know much about it. I know the rear derailleur is an LX, everything else is...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-27-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By -Joseph

I too will vote for anywhere in the Traverse...

I too will vote for anywhere in the Traverse City, Elk Rapids area or for a shorter drive maybe Saugatuck or Grand Haven. The later of the two are definite money savers over TC. Just my $00.02
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08-26-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By -Joseph

Hey Pappabig, I just did exactly what you are...

Hey Pappabig, I just did exactly what you are talking about. Decided to get into riding and went to Wal-mart and bought there "Mongoose" $100 bike. I went for my first ride 2 days later and about...
08-26-07, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By -Joseph

Gotcha! Thanks for the info. -Joseph

Gotcha! Thanks for the info.

-Joseph
08-24-07, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By -Joseph

How do you monitor your cadence? Cyclometer? ...

How do you monitor your cadence? Cyclometer? Not trying to hi-jack the trigger, but I am very new to the sport and curious.

-Joseph
08-24-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By -Joseph

I'm new, what is cadence exactly? -Joseph

I'm new, what is cadence exactly?

-Joseph
08-24-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By -Joseph

So it's gonna be a Wahoo, I think.

I have decided on the GF Wahoo. I compared it to the Giant Rincon and believe I will be better off with the Wahoo. The Rincon seemed luring because it came with a disc brake on the rear. After...
08-23-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By -Joseph

And in conclusion..... The used bike was not...

And in conclusion..... The used bike was not that bad. It had one cosmetic blemish that knocked it out of consideration. I big rust spot from rubbing on some sort of bike rack or something. Thick...
08-23-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By -Joseph

The fork being old was my other concern being I...

The fork being old was my other concern being I go 250lbs. But if the frame is good, is it still upgradeable as far as if I wanted to go with a different fork, derailuer, or other various parts I...
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