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10-09-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By uncle uncle

I don't know what the word is to describe the...

I don't know what the word is to describe the sound, but the words to describe the effort... "Hard Core". Or maybe they should be "Hard Shell, Soft Core".
10-09-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By uncle uncle

Public service announcement: Autumn bicycling

Did you know that C&V bicyclists have coined over 27 unique words to describe the calming sounds that are generated by bicycle tires riding over autumn leaves? To find out more, and some sounds for...
09-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By uncle uncle

It's telling that regulations here in the U.S. at...

It's telling that regulations here in the U.S. at the time still permitted bicycles that were unsafe to be rode really... I guess there wasn't a big enough company, with like lobbyist strength, to...
09-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By uncle uncle

They should have done more articles like this......

They should have done more articles like this... it would have given bicycle shop owner ammunition for the potential customer that comes in and asks, "why shouldn't I just go buy a big-box store...
08-23-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By uncle uncle

If you have a bicycle coop, and they have a...

If you have a bicycle coop, and they have a online presence, like a facebook feed (or whatever)... you could see if they are interested in starting a published and organized ride geared toward a C&V...
07-26-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By uncle uncle

So, since William Fortheringham appears to be the...

So, since William Fortheringham appears to be the author, or co-author to like half or more of the titles, how is his writing? I'm not sure I've read anything of his...
07-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By uncle uncle

I don't know... I mighta been that bicycle...

I don't know... I mighta been that bicycle ignorant at one time. That time being before college, in my small town, where everything came from the Sears catalog. BTW, I ran acrossed your site,...
07-11-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By uncle uncle

Wikipedia notes that Murray was the bike sponsor...

Wikipedia notes that Murray was the bike sponsor for 1985 and '86 (team bicycles built by Ben Serotta, badged "Murray").
07-11-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By uncle uncle

I lived by a 7-11, back in the day, and never...

I lived by a 7-11, back in the day, and never graced it's presence until the 7-11 bicycle team came to be. They're also known for their SuperHero Slurpee cups, but I think those were more a seventies...
07-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,195
Posted By uncle uncle

Lemon. Good for bikes. Good for pie.

Lemon. Good for bikes. Good for pie.
06-24-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

That's the most BA vintage bicycle number plating...

That's the most BA vintage bicycle number plating effort I've ever set eyes upon... from the wrapping of the number onto the bike's tubes, to the matching of the number profile from the top half to...
06-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,198
Posted By uncle uncle

Guilty as charged... I worked in a Mom & Pop...

Guilty as charged... I worked in a Mom & Pop Schwinn Shop from 1985 to about '87. Mostly as "salesman", but when the floor was quiet, I helped out with bike prepping and repairs. I think I was a...
05-18-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By uncle uncle

My Bike Outings have become a Groundhog Day Scenario

So... not that it's really C&V related (though, maybe the answer lies within a C&V stable of bicycles), but my bicycle outings have become like the movie Groundhog Day. I seem to go out on the...
05-16-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,944
Posted By uncle uncle

The new Peugeot is cool and all, and probably is...

The new Peugeot is cool and all, and probably is appealing to a certain market demographic... yet, I can't help but think that 113% of the commenters on this site are thinking inside their scheming...
05-09-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,607
Posted By uncle uncle

I wonder how much double butting KCL hi tension...

I wonder how much double butting KCL hi tension tubing saved weight on the frame? Not a very common approach....
05-08-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By uncle uncle

I think there would interest. In some ways, the...

I think there would interest. In some ways, the Volare has just as good a back story as a Paramount, only less known. So for some, because of the uniqueness factor, it might actually hold more...
05-02-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,607
Posted By uncle uncle

With that 42 inch frame paired with 16 inch...

With that 42 inch frame paired with 16 inch wheels.... that is going to take a special sorta rider.
04-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,612
Posted By uncle uncle

Yes. I bought a Bell V1 Pro back around 1983, to...

Yes. I bought a Bell V1 Pro back around 1983, to compete in triathlons, where wearing a helmet was mandatory. I bought it a few weeks before my first event. I think I roaded with it on for every ride...
04-22-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By uncle uncle

I literally typed "what day of the year is 112"...

I literally typed "what day of the year is 112" and Feb 11 was the date the search engine returned ,,, and without thinking about what I had just typed, and simultaneously with the 13 month old...
04-22-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/schwinn_headbadge_date_letour_ii_67b35eda6e73d19f25bbc97ccc77e40485df0c20.jpg
Schwinn LeTour II, 1977 "Cherrie Bomb"

February...
04-21-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xbBfbdCmC4&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xbBfbdCmC4&list=PLCJS5YS9LivmDpbvsQ2w35yEls3GYn84j&index=7

If my college golden area of bicycle discovery, courtship, and eventually love had a soundtrack, it...
04-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,112
Posted By uncle uncle

40 bikes, but only that one garage door.

40 bikes, but only that one garage door.
04-11-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By uncle uncle

With a white example... your color choices have...

With a white example... your color choices have doubled! Looks like a cool project, as I like the weird off brand stuff... I'm sorry I can't help you out, other than some encouragement.
04-10-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By uncle uncle

I'd only fixate on it a lot the first dozen or so...

I'd only fixate on it a lot the first dozen or so times out... then I'd just unconsciously let it nag at me. Maybe a bell over it?
04-10-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks for the advice... I messed with a bit, and...

Thanks for the advice... I messed with a bit, and there is some play for the bolt shank, not much, but a little bit. I'll make sure the flat is actually flat, and not slanted and pushing the bolt to...
04-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By uncle uncle

Off center drilled stem... or is it? Anyone dealt with this issue?

So... I'm refurbing this old Fuji, and I want to do it with spending as little on it as possible. This is going to be my beater gravel bicycle, so, I want it to be nice, within the limits of spending...
04-09-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By uncle uncle

I'M THE WINNER!!!!!! No need to send a prize,...

I'M THE WINNER!!!!!! No need to send a prize, I'll grab my prize outa my own fridge, pop the top of a brewsky, and cheer myself and my obscure (some say nearly worthless) bicycle dating skills.

To...
04-08-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By uncle uncle

Here... ...

Here...
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html
04-08-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm going to guess a 1973 model, based on styling...

I'm going to guess a 1973 model, based on styling cues and parts... when the original poster comes back with a year verification from the frame serial number, we'll see how close I am.
04-07-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

Your answer was even better. Thanks for all the...

Your answer was even better. Thanks for all the words.

I'm currently struggling through the build on a 1980 Fuji Gran Tourer SE, a unique one year model for Fuji. All-in-all, it's nothing special...
04-07-21, 06:55 PM
04-07-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By uncle uncle

So, first, great bike and surely a worthy...

So, first, great bike and surely a worthy project. 2nd, great color... it just screams "vintage classic" in a color too bodacious for the current buttercups in the bicycle stylist realms of the...
04-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By uncle uncle

No, it's all good. Any discussion of bicycles is...

No, it's all good. Any discussion of bicycles is good discussion. I'm not familiar with that particular Miyata, the 750SR; what frame material are we talking here? In fact, I'm not sure I've ever...
04-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By uncle uncle

It's my opinion, based on my own sometimes...

It's my opinion, based on my own sometimes non-science biased testing and oftentimes unsubstantiated personal observations (sometimes delivered with beer in hand), that as the decade of the 70's...
04-06-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By uncle uncle

"I love me some mixte, long time." Mixte's have...

"I love me some mixte, long time." Mixte's have their own history of being scoffed by some, but that's not me.
04-05-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,878
Posted By uncle uncle

(Sitting in the back row, munching popcorn.......

(Sitting in the back row, munching popcorn.... waiting for the show.)
04-05-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By uncle uncle

Show me your Boom Era, Entry Level, Punching Above It's Weight, Beater French Ride

Title says it all... keep it entry level, obscure if you can, pulling current duty, ugly Betty, upgraded, under-the-radar but above it's-weight-category, ride it all the time and don't know why,...
04-03-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 15,993
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1709/watches_4b86520b0ab458798bdd1c081647c872af6a5036.jpg
Here are my "daily duty" watches, though I don't always remember to wear them...
03-29-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By uncle uncle

So, I found my favorite prying blade and popped...

So, I found my favorite prying blade and popped off the end cap.... the spindle end is swaged on, like the Atom 600 above. That's disappointing, and limits my chances of using them on a personal...
03-28-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By uncle uncle

Yeah... the "windows" appear to be pretty much a...

Yeah... the "windows" appear to be pretty much a match for Mailard 700's, though some design details point to possibly an attempt to cut costs from the standard production ones.
03-28-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By uncle uncle

I didn't know the "R" and "L" indicated 9/16"...

I didn't know the "R" and "L" indicated 9/16" diameter, non-French, pedals.... I don't come across much French vintage stuff in these here parts. Good to know. I'll mark them "probably Maillard" ....
03-28-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By uncle uncle

No threading identification is stamped on the...

No threading identification is stamped on the spindles, just somewhat crude and plain "L" & "R" indications on the ends. These are English size & threads. Also, I noticed that the spindle body is a...
03-28-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By uncle uncle

can you identify these pedals?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1739/fuji_pedal_1_ab465e778c55d0fb80dd2f1b62d2a55e5e5faf0a.jpg...
03-21-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By uncle uncle

The darker black area is indicative of previously...

The darker black area is indicative of previously exposed areas and earlier damage, and the bright shiny areas are what "gave way" when the catastrophic event occurred.
03-20-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By uncle uncle

I would probably do the same thing. Sadly, our...

I would probably do the same thing. Sadly, our coop really doesn't keep 70's drop bar bicycles around that long. The manager says that there really isn't much of a market for them. It sorta makes me...
03-18-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,861
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Circuit-Auxiliar...

https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Circuit-Auxiliary-Desoldering-Cleaning/dp/B07RGKDBWH

I've used these to dig out stuff from small crevices... the hooked ended tools can act as a small scoop,...
03-09-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By uncle uncle

I have an 85 Huffy/Raleigh Grand Prix made famous...

I have an 85 Huffy/Raleigh Grand Prix made famous by none other than "The Cheetah", aka, Nelson Vails, hisself, in the intro scene cameo where "The Cheetah" outraces a weak effort porn moustached...
03-06-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By uncle uncle

Linseed oil with mineral spirits (to improve...

Linseed oil with mineral spirits (to improve initial flow and coverage of the linseed oil) would be like bicycle concours correct for say a pre-80's resto. Linseed oil is/was recommended for garden...
03-01-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By uncle uncle

Sweet... I'm happy that you were able to fix the...

Sweet... I'm happy that you were able to fix the issue. Am I thinking wrong, but doesn't that sorta point towards the seat rails being on the wide side, or maybe a bit out of parallel, or a combo of...
02-28-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By uncle uncle

So... without the saddle in there, and completely...

So... without the saddle in there, and completely removing the bolts that tighten the cradles where the saddle rails rest... do top and bottom cradles match each other, i.e., do the half cylinder...
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