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Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mike552

Thanks, everyone! Being a career public...

Thanks, everyone!
Being a career public servant, Iíve been lucky enough to afford some nice Cannondales and even a hand made Gunnar, but none of them come close to the enjoyment I get out of this...
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mike552

Loving my new (to me) Volae Sport!

Hi all, this is my first recumbent and I am feeling very good about it!

I picked up a Volae Sport last week and Iíve already gotten very used to it. I think I got very lucky, not knowing what I...
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Mike552

Volae Sport on regular olí hitch carrier?

Hey guys/gals,

I will be picking up my first Ďbent this week and was wondering if it will fit my hitch bike carrier. My bike carrier is a regular run of the mill, typical 4 bike carrier with two...
07-16-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

Gorgeous. Congrats!

Gorgeous. Congrats!
07-02-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Mike552

It should fit fine, but you will need to use...

It should fit fine, but you will need to use Shimano type screws to hold the levers to the braze ons as the thread pattern is different than those screws that came with your "aero" levers.
06-26-13, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

Yes, ALL spare parts. Thank you!

Yes, ALL spare parts. Thank you!
06-24-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 412,198
Posted By Mike552

ISO: Shimano compatible bar end shifters. Number...

ISO: Shimano compatible bar end shifters. Number of speeds is irrelevant.

Have: Lots of interesting bike & other stuff. PM me and we can go from there.
06-23-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mike552

I used to own a San Marco, but I don't remember...

I used to own a San Marco, but I don't remember if those rivets are just for the look? If they are cosmetic, you should be able to match a copper rivet-looking something, somewhere. If you took a...
06-22-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Mike552

Amazing. A person would have NO chance on a bike....

Amazing. A person would have NO chance on a bike. No chance.
06-22-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 863,107
Posted By Mike552

324984

324984
06-19-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 412,198
Posted By Mike552

Have: American Classic seatpost, 27.2, 210mm...

Have:
American Classic seatpost, 27.2, 210mm stem length. 250mm total length. Great condition. Definitely one of the lightest non-carbon seatposts around.


ISO:
1" carbon fork
06-17-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mike552

cb400bill, is that the $12 Cutter saddle/bar tape...

cb400bill, is that the $12 Cutter saddle/bar tape combo from backcountry.com? I ordered one too, also in white. Good quality stuff but I don't know what bike to put it on. I think it will be sitting...
06-17-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

This seems like more of a "hot rod" thread, so I...

This seems like more of a "hot rod" thread, so I guess it's the perfect spot to show my 1987 Panasonic DX5000. There is a long, long story to this frame. I will try and give the short version:

A...
06-17-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,453
Posted By Mike552

I thought you were going to show us a great...

I thought you were going to show us a great solution for a kickstand.
Your title is deceiving, and I feel cheated. :(
06-15-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,593
Posted By Mike552

+1 on the Regal. I used to own one... good...

+1 on the Regal. I used to own one... good saddles. Not as comfortable as a (real) Brooks, but comfortable and stylish nonetheless.
06-14-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,154
Posted By Mike552

Nice Nishiki. I had a somewhat bottom of the line...

Nice Nishiki. I had a somewhat bottom of the line Olympic model and was impressed at how comfortable it was and how well it handled. I had to get rid of it because it was a touch too big for me....
06-13-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,337,200
Posted By Mike552

Have: Shimano 105 FD, double, 1050 era. Very...

Have:
Shimano 105 FD, double, 1050 era. Very nice condition. Looks brand new other than normal chain marks on inside of chain guide.

EDIT: I just took the calipers to it and it is, in fact, a...
06-13-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By Mike552

Well, they can't be worse than the other stuff...

Well, they can't be worse than the other stuff I've been using.
How many people actually inflate, deflate, and re-inflate when replacing tubes? Is this a must for preserving tube life?
06-12-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

Me three. Get on with it, then!

Me three. Get on with it, then!
06-11-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By Mike552

I wish you had a pic of the head lugs there, but...

I wish you had a pic of the head lugs there, but the component group is identical to what came on my 1983 Univega Gran Premio, very similar to a Miyata 1200.
06-10-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Mike552

John E & GrayJay-- that's what I'm afraid of. I...

John E & GrayJay-- that's what I'm afraid of. I think these threads are seized in there pretty good. I feel like I should spray some liquid wrench in there and let it settle for a few days before I...
06-10-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

Yup, I agree with PhilPub. I'm going with white...

Yup, I agree with PhilPub. I'm going with white saddle/white bar tape combo on my orange bike.
06-10-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Mike552

Yes, sorry for the confusion -- Freewheel. It's...

Yes, sorry for the confusion -- Freewheel. It's been a few years since I worked on a freewheel but here I am now.

I actually have a full Deore LX 9spd group sitting in a drawer and ready to go,...
06-10-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Mike552

Ritchey wheel/Suntour freewheel... a little help?

The weather has been great for bike riding recently here in the NE and especially the Boston area. This would usually warrant getting one of my road bikes out but the DX5000 is getting a new paint...
06-10-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

Ooooh, very nice. That color combo looks awfly...

Ooooh, very nice. That color combo looks awfly close to my Panasonic. I am in the midst of refinishing it right now but should have it together by end of week. I'll post pics up when it's done! :)
05-31-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 44,953
Posted By Mike552

Agreed!

Agreed!
05-31-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 495,786
Posted By Mike552

I really like the color here. You should really...

I really like the color here. You should really just embrace it and compliment it with white accents like the seat, tires, brake hoods, etc. this bike could really stand out!
05-29-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,337,200
Posted By Mike552

ISO: Girls bike (wheel size 18 in.). Must be...

ISO:

Girls bike (wheel size 18 in.). Must be decent quality. I could also entertain just a frame and fork, but I'd much rather get a whole bike.
I could also pay for the UPS ground shipping to...
05-28-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Mike552

This warmly reminds me of one summer when I...

This warmly reminds me of one summer when I interned as a prosecutor for the Brooklyn DA's office. I used to go on all kinds of crazy bike rides during the evenings and weekends and just get lost. I...
05-27-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,337,200
Posted By Mike552

UPDATED.... Have: -Chris King 1"...

UPDATED....


Have:

-Chris King 1" threaded headset. "Sotto Voce" Silver. (missing crown race, but available online for $12..) Cosmetically well used but functionally fine.
-Crankset, Shimano...
05-27-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,340
Posted By Mike552

Road bike weight under 25lbs should only be a...

Road bike weight under 25lbs should only be a concern for athletes with less than 8% body fat who don't care about how enjoyable or comfortable their cycling experience is. I've owned 2 road C-dales,...
05-26-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

^^^Very nice. Extra style points for being color...

^^^Very nice. Extra style points for being color original.
05-24-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mike552

A Suntour RD won't work, I think. But many,...

A Suntour RD won't work, I think.
But many, many Shimano RDs will work with a 9spd Shimano brifter. I think that even the 6spd "light action" RD works with it. It's all a question of the design of...
05-24-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,827
Posted By Mike552

Here is my favorite bike, a Univega Gran Premio....

Here is my favorite bike, a Univega Gran Premio. I just took it out of storage. It was stored away for the last 3 years and unfortunately the matching rear blue Open Pro rim got ruined in the...
05-23-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,337,200
Posted By Mike552

We may be able to work something out. I'll PM you.

We may be able to work something out. I'll PM you.
05-23-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,337,200
Posted By Mike552

Have: -Chris King 1" threaded headset....

Have:

-Chris King 1" threaded headset. Silver. (missing crown race for the fork, but available online for $12..) Cosmetically well used but functionally fine. It came off my Gunnar Roadie when I...
05-10-13, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Mike552

I had this problem a few years ago, too. ...

I had this problem a few years ago, too.
Proceed at your own risk, but I think I solved it by spraying the crap out of the inside of the shifter with WD40.
05-07-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Mike552

That's a good point. It looked the same at first...

That's a good point. It looked the same at first glance. I'll finish stripping the frame, polish up all the chrome, and have a closer look. You may be right.

Also, would that mean that I can...
05-07-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Mike552

Panasonic DX-5000 chrome finish

I've had a DX-5000 in my stable for many years. It spent the last 4 years as a long term loaner / once-in-a-while commuter for my brother and he has recently returned the bike to me. While the frame...
05-05-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,337,200
Posted By Mike552

Not too picky on the reach. Anything that is not...

Not too picky on the reach. Anything that is not too abnormal.
25.4 or 26.0 clamp. The 0.6mm difference has never bothered me.

Thanks for your interest.
05-05-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,337,200
Posted By Mike552

ISO: -1" threaded riser stem. The taller the...

ISO:
-1" threaded riser stem. The taller the better. A nitto technomic or something similar.. you get the idea. Color is irrelevant.
-Moustache bars complete with stem, brakes, and 9-spd Shimano...
Forum: Touring
06-26-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 334,267
Posted By Mike552

Here is a picture of a Bridgestone that was given...

Here is a picture of a Bridgestone that was given to me recently. The frame is made of Ritchey Logic Super Tubing. I swapped in a B17 saddle, a set of black steel fenders, an aluminum rear rack, some...
06-25-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Mike552

Thanks, guys. All great advice. I will keep her...

Thanks, guys. All great advice. I will keep her in her current condition, for a while anyway.
06-24-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Mike552

I just received an unexpected gift... what to do with this bike?

I was helping a good buddy of mine clearing out his garage when he says "I was going to give this away on craigslist, but I figured you'd want it." I suddenly saw him reaching over some bags and...
02-23-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mike552

Beautiful frame. Total sleeper.

Beautiful frame. Total sleeper.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Mike552

It's a caad3 and has a quill stem. Too much...

It's a caad3 and has a quill stem. Too much money.
(clarification: 1" quill stems are ok but they limit one's ability to upgrade to a modern frame.)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mike552

I'm sure that DC is saturated with government...

I'm sure that DC is saturated with government employees (such as military personnel) has some kind of an influence on the rankings.
05-18-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,091
Posted By Mike552

It's an Italian word. The exact translation is...

It's an Italian word. The exact translation is "Honey."

It is pronounced in a similar manner that the OP described: Mee-EL-….
05-08-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By Mike552

I have a chopped B17CS on my Gran Premio. I...

I have a chopped B17CS on my Gran Premio. I really should take some pictures of it. I'll try to post some tomorrow...
05-08-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Mike552

The lugs look Japanese. Tange Infinity...

The lugs look Japanese. Tange Infinity double-butted 8/5/8, if I had to guess.
Tell me more about that headset. Your picture is blurry so I cannot tell if that is a Campagnolo or if it is a Japanese...
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