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10-28-15, 03:41 PM
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Posted By jeb814

I have a brooks that I salvaged off of a yard...

I have a brooks that I salvaged off of a yard sale find that had been left out in the rain for years. I've spent many hours trying to re-shape and restore the leather, but it is too far gone. I would...
03-20-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By jeb814

For those of you who know, look at the square...

For those of you who know, look at the square between the shift levers. Is that where these shifters would mount?305810
03-20-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By jeb814

For those of you who know, look at the square...

For those of you who know, look at the square between the shift levers. Is that where these shifters would mount?
03-20-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,182
Posted By jeb814

Here is a picture of the stem that prompted the...

Here is a picture of the stem that prompted the post. Unfortunately the stem is better quality than my camera.305799305800
03-19-13, 07:03 PM
03-19-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By jeb814

I think this thread just solved the mystery of my down tube braze on.

My daily commuter is a 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15. My down tube shifters are secured with a band. But, just below the band is this square nut braze on whose function has been a puzzle to me until...
03-19-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,182
Posted By jeb814

I have no intent to part this baby out. She is...

I have no intent to part this baby out. She is too pretty as she sits and is the right size. This one is a keeper.http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif
03-18-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,182
Posted By jeb814

Thanks for the link. It looks like I have the...

Thanks for the link. It looks like I have the 3ttt Podium model.
03-18-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,182
Posted By jeb814

Tell me about the 3ttt stem.

A couple of weeks ago I got a deal off of CL for a couple of bikes and misc. parts and equipment. What initially caught my attention was an '88 Trek 2000 with Campi components. When I was checking...
03-04-13, 04:12 PM
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Posted By jeb814

Thanks for the tech support CB.

Thanks for the tech support CB.
03-04-13, 02:58 PM
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Posted By jeb814

Bottecchia in Central Pa. State College Craigs List

I can facilitate if anyone is interested. Sorry, having trouble uploading the file.:crash:
02-15-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,592
Posted By jeb814

I have an '89 white 1200 sitting in my workshop...

I have an '89 white 1200 sitting in my workshop right now that has been my "next" project for too long. You've just provided me with some new motivation to get to it. Nice job.
10-28-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By jeb814

I think I've got it.

Thanks for the confirmation. Also, thanks to everyone else that contributed to the discussion and helped me think my way through this.
10-28-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By jeb814

My hub looks like that minus the shifting lever...

My hub looks like that minus the shifting lever covering the shifting rod. I have a closed end chrome nut screwed on the end of the shaft through which the shifting rod moves. As I type this it...
10-28-12, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By jeb814

kick-back hub

Thanks for helping with the learning curve. I wasn't familiar with the term "kick-back hub." After doing some quick research it appears that kick back hubs were all 2 speeds until very recently. ...
10-28-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By jeb814

hand brakes

The bike has hand brakes. No coaster brake.
10-28-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By jeb814

3 speed internal hub question.

First: Apologies for no pictures. After several frustrating tries, the site won't allow me to upload the pics. So I will do my best to describe. You'll have to visualize. I just brought home a...
06-17-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,803
Posted By jeb814

Snyderman - I have a Shimano Positron FH. Can...

Snyderman -
I have a Shimano Positron FH. Can you use it?
06-17-12, 08:46 PM
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Posted By jeb814

I have a Shimano Positron FH. Could you use it?

I have a Shimano Positron FH. Could you use it?
04-10-12, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By jeb814

Thanks for the tip. There are a number of his...

Thanks for the tip. There are a number of his threads that are helpful.
04-09-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By jeb814

Armed with an ebay price list for common...

Armed with an ebay price list for common components seems like a good idea.
04-09-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By jeb814

Just got off the site. This looks like a great...

Just got off the site. This looks like a great resource. Now to brush up on my Italian. Thanks.
04-09-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By jeb814

Thanks for the note. I also would avoid shipping...

Thanks for the note. I also would avoid shipping anything. Although I'm not taking my bike this time, when I do fly with it, it goes as checked baggage. My thinking is that if I were to find...
04-09-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By jeb814

I will now. Thanks for the tip.

I will now. Thanks for the tip.
04-08-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By jeb814

Question for Italian Bike lovers

I'm going to spend a couple weeks in Tuscany next month poking around the countryside. I always travel light, never checking any baggage. I was thinking that if I came across an interesting C & V...
03-31-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

26 X 1 3/8 tires now on rims

After striking out at two LBS, I found the 26 X 1 3/8 (37-590) tires I needed for the Free Spirit at WalMart. They are marketed by Bell. Makes sense that tires for a department store bike will be...
03-20-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

Bianchigirll: That was a quotable quote. As...

Bianchigirll:

That was a quotable quote. As I digested the info being offered on the thread it reminded me of some of the dialogue from ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE, and my favorite...
03-20-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

Will do. I can't get to it till the weekend but...

Will do. I can't get to it till the weekend but will post the results.
03-20-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

This was very helpful. Thanks for going to the...

This was very helpful. Thanks for going to the trouble of posting the chart. I've read Sheldon Brown's section on tires multiple times and didn't really understand what I was looking at (the reason...
03-19-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

Ouch. No disrespect meant by not responding to...

Ouch. No disrespect meant by not responding to your initial post. I was too dense to understand the concept until you all repeated it a couple of times in different formats. I appreciate...
03-18-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

Bingo. That's what I needed to hear. Thanks for...

Bingo. That's what I needed to hear. Thanks for the bold print. I didn't have a clue. Time for cognitive readjustment!
03-18-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

This is a ladies 10 speed with drop handlebars. ...

This is a ladies 10 speed with drop handlebars. I checked Sheldon Brown's site but couldn't find an answer to my particular riddle. There were two types of 26" tires that I tried to mount. One set...
03-18-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By jeb814

ODD SIZE RIM? The Learning Curve just got steeper.

I'm rebuilding a Free Spirit. Component mix suggests a bike from the 70's. I just tried to mount 26" tires on the rims and there is no way that a 26" is going to fit this rim. 27" tires are way...
02-28-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,193
Posted By jeb814

You made the connection. The Free Spirit and the...

You made the connection. The Free Spirit and the Huffy are the bikes you passed on to me. Little did you know that you were contributing to the education (or is it delinquency) of this senior...
02-28-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,193
Posted By jeb814

I'm looking forward to that part of the learning...

I'm looking forward to that part of the learning curve. In the meantime, I have discovered that I actually can remove a cottered crank, that the plastic on Simplex front derailleurs will break if...
02-26-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,193
Posted By jeb814

In Praise of Huffy, Free Spirit, Murray and yard sale "junk"

Huffy, Free Spirit, Murray.................not exactly the names found in the "Searching for the Holy Grail" bike threads. Although most kids of my generation learned to ride on these department...
02-26-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By jeb814

Congratulations on your purchase. There is...

Congratulations on your purchase. There is always room for a recumbent in the C & V fleet. While my Centurion Pro Tour 15 is my daily commuter, my long distance touring bike is a Lightening P-38. ...
02-13-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 329,659
Posted By jeb814

Congrats on your find. I've been commuting to...

Congrats on your find. I've been commuting to work on my Pro Tour 15 for the past year and find it perfect for the hills here in Central Pa. I agree with your impressions. This is one nice bike. I...
01-11-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By jeb814

Welcome. Nice looking bike. I particularly like...

Welcome. Nice looking bike. I particularly like that new seat and handlebar tape. Well done!
12-29-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,977
Posted By jeb814

This looks a lot like a UE8 that I picked up at a...

This looks a lot like a UE8 that I picked up at a moving sale a couple of months ago. Mine is a 1977. I bought it from the original owner who purchased it in Germany at a PX. I've completely...
12-23-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,517
Posted By jeb814

Thanks for the feedback T-Mar.

Thanks for the feedback T-Mar.
12-23-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,517
Posted By jeb814

I found a Zebra 12 speed at a local thrift shop a...

I found a Zebra 12 speed at a local thrift shop a couple of weeks ago and since I wasn't familiar with the name didn't pay much attention to it. A couple of days ago I decided to do some research...
12-14-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,548
Posted By jeb814

I came across this thread about two weeks too...

I came across this thread about two weeks too late. I recently removed a cotter by using the "hammer, pipe, nail set" method described by Sheldon Brown, and know I don't want to do that again. ...
12-07-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,358
Posted By jeb814

I know I'm weighing in late on this thread but...

I know I'm weighing in late on this thread but want to add my 2 cents for the benefit of anyone else that is trying to figure out why their 6 and 8mm hex wrench won't fit the stem bolt in their C & V...
11-24-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 329,659
Posted By jeb814

Thanks for the clarification. I completely missed...

Thanks for the clarification. I completely missed most of the paragraph that you cited in my read. It doesn't look like proof reading is going to be a second career for me.
11-24-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 329,659
Posted By jeb814

Sport DLX

This is a picture of my Sport DLX that I recently sold (replaced by the Pro Tour 15 listed in a previous thread). I purchased it new and it was my main ride until it's replacement with the Pro Tour...
11-24-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 329,659
Posted By jeb814

Centurion Pro Tour 15

This is a picture of my daily commuter shortly after unpacking and reassembly. I found it on Craig's List in Arizona and gladly paid the $375 asking price. Comparing it with catalog OEM, it appears...
10-30-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By jeb814

[QUOTE=himespau;13431254]Nice looking bike. Do...

[QUOTE=himespau;13431254]Nice looking bike. Do those lights work? That's a great deal no matter what, but I'll give a +whatever on getting aluminum wheels for braking as well as lightness./QUOTE]
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10-30-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By jeb814

I do have the Rigida stippled rims. They are...

I do have the Rigida stippled rims. They are cleaning up nicely, but are really heavy.
10-30-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By jeb814

$20 Moving Sale Find - Peugeot

I purchased this Peugeot from the original owner who bought it in 1977 while stationed with the US armed services in Germany. I am not familiar with the Peugeot but online research suggests that it...
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