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10-12-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14,460
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Posted By brandenjs

Catch for today. A 1986 Schwinn Prelude. Columbus...

Catch for today. A 1986 Schwinn Prelude. Columbus Tenax, Suntour Cyclone and someone switched out the downtubes to stem mounted Suntour Accushift. Also I love the engineering of the rear rack to make...
09-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,013
Posted By sykerocker

You guys have just shown me why I, a consummate...

You guys have just shown me why I, a consummate bookkeeper in pretty much everything else, do not keep financial records on the bikes I'm planning on keeping long term.
09-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By tricky

You may know this already, but mentioning it...

You may know this already, but mentioning it since the consequences of bad brakes can be, well, bad. Don't leave WD-40 or wax on the rims brake tracks! You're wife will be in for a terrifying...
09-21-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By PapaEZ

Wow, thanks for all the tips. I used a mix ...

Wow, thanks for all the tips.

I used a mix aluminum foil/water, 0000 steel wool, chrome polish and cleaned things up with water/soap and a wool rag. I'll have to pick up some WD-40 for rims and...
09-16-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By Clyde1820

Until you have more time in the saddle, more time...

Until you have more time in the saddle, more time riding over a variety of terrain, it's hard to say how soon you'll feel better-balanced and more-confident with cycling.

As others have suggested,...
09-15-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,581
Posted By Roger M

Always with number one cylinder at tdc.

Always with number one cylinder at tdc.
09-15-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By anga

A folding bike with 20" wheels might help. Talk...

A folding bike with 20" wheels might help. Talk to the owner, he is helpful.
The gears are sealed. Belt drive. Easy to change and low maintenance.
...
09-15-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,581
Posted By steelbikeguy

clearly, the cranks should be aligned with the...

clearly, the cranks should be aligned with the seat tube!
However, as far as other OCD details are concerned, the valve stem should be at the bottom, wingnuts aligned,and the spokes should be...
09-14-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The Jack Taylor continues to give Mr. 66 trouble,...

The Jack Taylor continues to give Mr. 66 trouble, but that is why many bikes, of all ranks, end up at Bike Works. I've sort of adopted a saying with regard to this: They get donated for some reason....
09-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Beautiful work! This is really not helping me...

Beautiful work! This is really not helping me fully shed the idea of a 27" (68.5cm) frame for me (there are two '85s for sale on ebay in that size) as those del Reys are the highest spec'd Fujis that...
09-11-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By Andy_K

Is that paint? It looks to me like they might...

Is that paint? It looks to me like they might have slapped a layer of tar on it.
09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mr. 66

That's the fact Jack

Today's find at the "warehouse" 1972ish Jack Taylor unattended for years, left in an unheated storage my newest crusty critter. Campy, Stronglight, 3ttt, high flange, 5 speed, 144 bcd 175 strada,...
09-09-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By clubman

The success of your recovery from knee surgery is...

The success of your recovery from knee surgery is dependant on the amount of flexion (bend) and extension (straightening) you can recoup. Therapy is crucial. My knee flexion recovery was a bit of a...
09-09-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm currently reading this and will have a full...

I'm currently reading this and will have a full review later. So far it looks solid in the science of being old and broke down.

https://saltwrap.com/built-from-broken/
09-08-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By merziac

Pedal extenders between the pedal and crank. ...

Pedal extenders between the pedal and crank.


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09-08-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By John E

My knees are fine, but my mountain bike has...

My knees are fine, but my mountain bike has become my main ride, as well. I use the granny chainring more often than I care to admit :), and I like the variety of hand positions afforded by my bar...
09-08-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By tricky

Good luck! Sounds like the procedure has been...

Good luck! Sounds like the procedure has been refined and you'll be better off for it. I am glad you are still able to ride and I commend you for taking care of yourself well enough to put it off the...
09-08-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By easyupbug

Very similar here, hit an infield fence chasing a...

Very similar here, hit an infield fence chasing a pop up from 3rd base and spun over the fence down on my left leg, coming from industrial maintenance I am a believer in preventative maintenance but...
09-07-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By easyupbug

After arthroscopic surgery many years ago I got...

After arthroscopic surgery many years ago I got the replacement of knees is around the corner due to cartilage deterioration from my orthopedic surgeon 4 years ago and started using what at the time...
09-07-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By thook

that's not gonna help when the cartilage is gone,...

that's not gonna help when the cartilage is gone, though
09-07-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sorry to hear this- OTOH- I'm glad I'm not alone....

Sorry to hear this- OTOH- I'm glad I'm not alone. I've had problems with both knees since my time in the Army- but it's just accelerated since I've gotten older. Biking has gotten scary for me-...
09-07-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By SJX426

Best of luck. At least they last longer now and...

Best of luck. At least they last longer now and are moving to be a commodity procedure!
09-06-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By mooseinmass

Finally back with a completed restoration. New...

Finally back with a completed restoration. New cables, housing, chain, brakes, brooks handlebar tape, some fat páselas for biking in the city. Rides very smooth and managed to save the freewheel and...
09-06-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By clubman

Good luck with it. 85% of knee replacement...

Good luck with it. 85% of knee replacement recipients are happy with the surgery. So the odds are decent.
09-06-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Classtime

The only regrets wrt knee replacement is not...

The only regrets wrt knee replacement is not doing it sooner. (My dad) Guy on our regular ride was dropping me again 7 weeks after his surgery.
09-06-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By SpeedofLite

Agreed. I've known a few as well who were glad...

Agreed. I've known a few as well who were glad they had it done.
Also wishing Murray Missile good health and many more future rides.
09-06-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Ronsonic

Good luck with the knee jobs and any excuse to...

Good luck with the knee jobs and any excuse to post up a cool old bike is good enough.
09-06-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By daverup

Murray Missile Good luck with the knees. I've...

Murray Missile Good luck with the knees. I've known a few people who've gotten knee replacements fairly recently, without too many issues. I think the orthopedics tech has improved in the knee joint...
09-06-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By jdawginsc

Glad to hear your bike changes help, not glad to...

Glad to hear your bike changes help, not glad to hear about any future surgery...
09-05-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

If you want to find them sooner though, go ahead...

If you want to find them sooner though, go ahead and buy 36 more.
09-02-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...FWIW, the replacement cassette cog sets...

...
...FWIW, the replacement cassette cog sets sold by alternative manufacturers, like Sunlite, work well and seem to be still around, mostly. I started using them when the Shimano ranges in 7 and...
09-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By SJX426

After you make it, you will find the one you...

After you make it, you will find the one you lost. That's the way it rolls with me.
08-31-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By JohnDThompson

While a single broken strand may not be a...

While a single broken strand may not be a problem, it begs the question of why any strand broke. If one can break, others will surely follow. Sometimes, the cable anchor on the caliper is responsible...
08-31-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By pdlamb

At some point you'll have to replace it (as you...

At some point you'll have to replace it (as you do all cables). On the one hand, as Russ Roth notes, a single strand isn't going to make a difference (unless it starts twirling around and stabs you...
08-28-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By jethin

Nice. I met a person today with a really...

Nice. I met a person today with a really detailed, delicately inked tattoo of a high flange wheel with a chain sort of spinning out across her arm. It kinda reminds me of this style. I'm not a tattoo...
08-28-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By machinist42

Picture Assistance

It is a "...real photo..." (of a cleanly drafted 1974 dated line drawing of a bicycle.)

(When are you, onyerleft , going to post a "real photo?" In the three years since you joined you have shared...
08-28-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Rage

I think the print is/was the purchase? Not...

I think the print is/was the purchase?
Not super-sure, tho.
08-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bikemig

Let me know if you plan on downsizing some more, 😉

Let me know if you plan on downsizing some more, 😉
08-28-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By tkamd73

Very nice sketch, painting or photo, whichever it...

Very nice sketch, painting or photo, whichever it is, love to have the real bike, if it was my size.
Tim
08-23-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Crankycrank

I can't tell from the info and photos supplied...

I can't tell from the info and photos supplied what is different but yes, just about anything can be fake these days especially during the covid supply situation. You could contact Jagwire and ask if...
08-17-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By TCollen

NOTE TO WIFE: This thread demonstrates why it is...

NOTE TO WIFE: This thread demonstrates why it is important that I maintain 9 emergency backup bicycles.
08-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By 52telecaster

I remember being thrilled when I got a bike with...

I remember being thrilled when I got a bike with brazed on cable housing guides.
08-12-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By Shrevvy

This is C&V, all my bikes have a "slightly dated...

This is C&V, all my bikes have a "slightly dated look." That's what I like...:lol:
08-11-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,823
Posted By SJX426

"SPONGY" is of interest to me in your...

"SPONGY" is of interest to me in your description. My interpretation is that the cable has flex in combination with resistance. Is the housing to the RD specific shifting housing? Don't use the...
08-09-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By hazetguy

I'd keep the Panasonic.

I'd keep the Panasonic.
08-07-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,423
Posted By robertj298

Anyone else like riding at night?

There are several reasons I like riding at night I live in a very small town surrounded
by farm land. The reasons are pretty simple, peace and quiet, usually cooler, usually
calm and next to no...
08-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By dddd

Yes, I corrected my post to clarify that I was...

Yes, I corrected my post to clarify that I was referring only to 6s freewheels.

7s freewheel spacing is indeed a good bit different between Suntour and Shimano freewheels or cassettes!

One more...
08-04-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By canklecat

Yup, in friction mode pretty much anything can go...

Yup, in friction mode pretty much anything can go together. I have a Shimano L-422 retrofriction type downtube shifter set just for that purpose. Works great. But once an Accushift system is set up...
08-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,493
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hold on to your butts, anything with rim brakes...

Hold on to your butts, anything with rim brakes and quick release wheels is fast becoming "C&V". :innocent:
08-02-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By 3speedslow

Simple, whenever you need to shift, take a drink!

Simple, whenever you need to shift, take a drink!
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