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06-25-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By roadsnakes

Make sure everything on the bike is adjusted for...

Make sure everything on the bike is adjusted for you.


If you're comfortable on the bike you'll ride more often and farther.I


Water bottle or bottles on bike so you stay hydrated.


Have...
06-18-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,206
Posted By roadsnakes

Never became a household name or superstar, but...

Never became a household name or superstar, but she has the talent...................

TRACY CHAPMAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPoH6p2lTXs
06-17-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,206
Posted By roadsnakes

Tunes

Here`s a couple of old MOTOWN tunes that have stuck in my head lately. You`d have to over 65 and Soul Music fan to know them. The song "Jealous" came out in 72` when I was working in a cemetery for...
05-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By roadsnakes

Best gloves I ever had were SPENCO crochet gloves...

Best gloves I ever had were SPENCO crochet gloves from the 70`s. 2nd best were a pair of Bike Nashbar thick padded gloves.
Neither are available anymore.
I wonder why Spenco gloves went away??
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05-02-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,167
Posted By roadsnakes

I think mine might have been by First New Bike. ...

I think mine might have been by First New Bike.
Up until I was 12-13 all my bikes were used hand me downs.
My first new bike was a 1965 SEARs 10 speed. I don`t think Sears used the term "Free...
04-26-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By roadsnakes

I rode over to look at the bike today. I...

I rode over to look at the bike today.
I thought it was a $50.00 buck bike. It`s more like $10.00. LOL
I will take off the RD, and replace it with a $10.00 one.
My Grandson doesn`t ride much, and...
04-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By roadsnakes

' So, If I buy the tool, I could just...

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So, If I buy the tool, I could just open the chain at any link. No special link to look for, right?
04-25-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By roadsnakes

' I have not seen the bike. When he called...

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I have not seen the bike. When he called he said the rear DR is in two pieces.
04-25-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By roadsnakes

Need some advice

I`m not a "wrencher" by any means. So , when my grandson asked for help I felt bad I couldn`t just jump in and fix the problem.

He has a cheap big box store mountain bike. His rear derailleur is...
04-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

Schwinn passage

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That`s kind of what I thought. The Passage was only made for less then two years. My Passage has , what I think, is the same frame as the same year Schwinn Voyageur. The later year Passage`s I...
04-17-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By roadsnakes

I had a early 70`s SCHWINN Continental Powder...

I had a early 70`s SCHWINN Continental
Powder Blue.
I rode it daily until 1988.
My son still rides it.
It was the first bike I dismantled piece by piece , replaced the ball bearings, and lubed...
04-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

Schwinn passage

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Yes , it is backwards. LOL

The original stem was very long, so you rode stretched out, and low.

I`m elderly with a very bad back.

Years ago I went with a shorter stem. It made riding more...
04-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

Schwinn passage

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That`s some weird , wild stuff. I did not know that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p15DIfTLUAY

I thought The Passage morphed into a less of a touring bike later in it`s life.
'...
04-13-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

Schwinn passage

I don`t like a dirty bike, but I marvel at how clean you all keep your vintage touring bikes!!!!!!!! How Do You Do It ?!?!?!

I took these pics yesterday, and after having this bike from day one(,...
03-18-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By roadsnakes

NOXZEMA ...

NOXZEMA

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03-16-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 30,708
Posted By roadsnakes

Chain Lube

I've been using Marvel Mystery Oil to clean my chain, then Synthetic Gear Lube to lube it.

I suppose I'll be told it's bad, but so far it's worked for me.
03-15-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By roadsnakes

Wow ! Ben`s Cycle. I`ve been going in there for...

Wow ! Ben`s Cycle. I`ve been going in there for almost six decades!
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03-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

' " Is there decent car-free bike paths down...

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" Is there decent car-free bike paths down there? "

The bike path from Bay View (South Shore Park) to the beach at Grant Park has to be one of the nicest rides in the country. Views of the lake...
03-14-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

' Just curious......Are you familiar with Bay...

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Just curious......Are you familiar with Bay View ?
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03-12-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

Schwinn passage

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THANKS!

When I ride a bike , I`m a kid again!
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03-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,183
Posted By roadsnakes

Schwinn passage

Although as I have aged it`s not as comfortable as it once was...........
My favorite bike is my 1986 Schwinn Passage.

I`ve had so many great rides on that bike, and I`m still adding great...
03-11-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

' I have gotten a few strange looks over the...

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I have gotten a few strange looks over the years, and some questions, as to why I have my bars so close and high.
Even the LBS asked me how that affects the handling....
03-09-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,662
Posted By roadsnakes

My 1986 SCHWINN PASSAGE

Here`s my 1986 Schwinn PASSAGE. I`m the original owner, and I like the bike more today then I did when purchased!
I did make a crazy adjustment to the stem. I`m elderly with a Very bad back. And,...
02-29-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,345
Posted By roadsnakes

Schwinn

NICE FIND

I`m the original owner of a 1986 Schwinn Passage. The bike right behind the Voyageur.
Back in 1987 I went to a Schwinn dealer to buy a Emerald Green Voyageur, but spotted a 1986 Passage...
02-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,761
Posted By roadsnakes

American Flyers ...

American Flyers


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6LQa_ibYe8
02-16-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By roadsnakes

' The "Lime Green" colored pad is the one...

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The "Lime Green" colored pad is the one I have in my Winter Riding Tights.

I plan on ordering another pair, but I`d like to get the same in a pair of summer bike shorts. Does anyone know if...
02-14-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By roadsnakes

I have a pair of these...... ...

I have a pair of these......
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31SB6HGwbjL._SS60_.jpgPrzewalski Men Bike Pants, Long Thermal 3D Padded Cycling Tights Leggings Brushed Fleece...
02-13-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By roadsnakes

I`ve been wearing a pair of their winter biking...

I`ve been wearing a pair of their winter biking tights for two years.
I love them, and will be buying another pair.
Although, I will go one size larger. After numerous washing, they do shrink one...
01-24-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By roadsnakes

I just put these on my Schwinn Passage a couple...

I just put these on my Schwinn Passage a couple of months ago.
I like them, and you can't beat the price!
Real leather, and they come in 3 colors.
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01-23-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,192
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Posted By roadsnakes

Pabst hard coffee

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Csa-faJEo&feature=emb_title
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01-23-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,192
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Views: 441,515
Posted By roadsnakes

' You might want to try some of this , after...

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You might want to try some of this , after the ride.

I`m not a coffee drinker, but I bought some of this over the Christmas Holiday`s and everyone I served it to went nut`s over it. Everyone...
01-20-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,069
Posted By roadsnakes

PABST Hard Coffee

I`m not a coffee drinker, but I bought some of this over the Christmas Holiday`s and everyone I served it to went nut`s over it. Everyone really liked it.
I served it in a chilled glass with a...
01-13-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,052
Posted By roadsnakes

How about a Bicycle Museum where you can also see...

How about a Bicycle Museum where you can also see a Moon Rock!
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https://dekeslaytonmuseum.org/exhibits/evolution-of-the-bicycle/

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/17016
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01-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,768
Posted By roadsnakes

' So Far The Winter hasn`t been too bad. ...

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So Far The Winter hasn`t been too bad.
We`ve had snow, but after plowing, the roads have been very "rideable!"

I`ve changed out the chain, and rear derailluer, cleaned and oiled it.
AND I`M...
01-03-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,260
Posted By roadsnakes

' Trek`s are like Cow Bells,...

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Trek`s are like Cow Bells, ....................You need more!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVsQLlk-T0s
01-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,511
Posted By roadsnakes

https://www.google.com/search?q=rubber+thumb+prote...

https://www.google.com/search?q=rubber+thumb+protector&rlz=1C1AVFC_enUS775US775&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjKlcHM-eXmAhXFF80KHVfoA4cQsxh6BAgNECs&biw=1536&bih=722&dpr=1.25#spd=184193471...
12-31-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By roadsnakes

' I`ll have to pick up some fingernail polish...

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I`ll have to pick up some fingernail polish remover for where the brake pads contact the rims. Windex works "just OK".
12-30-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By roadsnakes

Wd40?

Even after rinsing, won't WD40 leave a film on rims, causing brake pads problems?
12-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By roadsnakes

How about a lot of Simple Green and Windex for...

How about a lot of Simple Green and Windex for everywhere else?
12-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By roadsnakes

Cleaning

I guess this is a good folder to ask this question.

You have a bike, maybe a garage find, it`s 40 years old with lots of dirt and dried oil on the rims.

What cleaning solution and type of brush...
12-30-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By roadsnakes

';' ' I`m not even close to knowing good...

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I`m not even close to knowing good from bad components.
Given the info above, are the parts on the Voyageur "A Lot " better then the ones on The Passage?
12-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By roadsnakes

YES, The Voyager was the top of the line Touring...

YES, The Voyager was the top of the line Touring Bike, and The Passage wasn`t far behind.
Actually the price wasn`t a huge difference either.
But I knew The Passage was the bike for me as soon as I...
12-26-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By roadsnakes

LOVE, the Second Time Around

I`m falling in love with my 1986 Schwinn Passage for the second time!
I was looking for a bike to ride over the winter. Not on snow and ice, but just when the roads were clear enough to ride.
The...
12-19-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,453
Posted By roadsnakes

[QUOTE=Maelochs;21251016]Everyone here who I find...

[QUOTE=Maelochs;21251016]Everyone here who I find rational admits that at the least a new buyer should take a big-box bike to a shop for a complete goping-over---not a "tune-up" but a complete...
12-19-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,689
Posted By roadsnakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bj3eGeuoCQ ' ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bj3eGeuoCQ
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37pffSrAj8s
12-17-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,453
Posted By roadsnakes

Totally Agree!

Totally Agree!
12-16-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,061
Posted By roadsnakes

Also, keeping your Core warm will help keep your...

Also, keeping your Core warm will help keep your hands and feet warm. Possibly adding a insulated vest or wool vest could help keep the feet and hands more comfortable.
...
12-11-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By roadsnakes

I`m going on 67, and was told I needed knee...

I`m going on 67, and was told I needed knee replacement 10 years ago.
Still have my knees. I get a cortisone shot , maybe once every 2 two years, but I get Orthovisc injections in both knees twice ...
12-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By roadsnakes

SAY IT AIN`T SO!!!! I`m a Senior Citizen, and I...

SAY IT AIN`T SO!!!!
I`m a Senior Citizen, and I ride all year long.
Riding in the winter can be Refreshing and Exhilarating!
Really!
I don`t ride through the snow. but I ride when the streets...
12-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,275
Posted By roadsnakes

I ended up getting a pair of Cevapro Cycle Gloves...

I ended up getting a pair of Cevapro Cycle Gloves Mountain Road Bike Gloves Half Finger Bicycle Gloves with Anti Slip Shock-Absorbing Gel Pad Cycling Riding Biking Gloves MTB DH Road Bicycling Gloves...
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