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07-01-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Little Darwin

Thanks for the input. Those are promising.

Thanks for the input. Those are promising.
06-30-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Little Darwin

Bike Recommendation

Posting here because I think others here have similar issues. :) I have been inactive on bikeforums.net for a few years, but remember this particular forum fondly.


I built a bike for a friend...
09-29-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,224
Posted By Little Darwin

What are the best QR skewers for horizontal dropouts?

I built a bike for a friend, a nice Nishiki chromoly step-through road frame set up as a rail trail bike. I am now being labeled as an idiot because there is one troubling issue.

The bike worked...
07-15-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Little Darwin

WTB - Good quality sprung saddle for upright position

A friend would like to try a sprung saddle on the bike I built up for her, which is basically a chromoly framed step thru sport tourer with upright bars, and modern drive train. Budget is "as low as...
07-15-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 169,502
Posted By Little Darwin

I know somebody up in NH who reconditions old...

I know somebody up in NH who reconditions old bikes for people to use as transportation. He may be willing to donate a wheel if he has one. I'll email him tonight. I forget exactly where he is,...
06-02-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,113
Posted By Little Darwin

I live on Mooney Road. A fine address for a fine...

I live on Mooney Road. A fine address for a fine bike, if the bike were smaller and I was richer and thinner.
06-01-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 58,298
Views: 8,514,264
Posted By Little Darwin

Schwinn Superior

I don't know about the price, but this definitely looks like a great project for the right enthusiast.

Schwinn Superior a.s 1940's (http://scranton.craigslist.org/bik/5600846277.html)

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05-23-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,450
Posted By Little Darwin

I had one idiot (not in a pickup) yell at me once...

I had one idiot (not in a pickup) yell at me once to get on the sidewalk. In hindsight, I decided if anyone ever yells that at me again, my response will be "I am not walking" But my response was...
05-20-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,478
Posted By Little Darwin

He probably discovered that the rocket engines...

He probably discovered that the rocket engines designed to launch a 3-4 ounce rocket up 200-300 feet don't provide enough thrust to notice pushing a 50 pound bike and a rider forward.

Though it...
05-20-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,403
Posted By Little Darwin

I was going to respond humorously, then noticed...

I was going to respond humorously, then noticed the start date of the thread (when I got to the end of the first page and saw how many pages there are).

So, I changed my mind and I wanted to let...
05-20-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,197
Posted By Little Darwin

I always ride with a trunk bag on my rear rack. ...

I always ride with a trunk bag on my rear rack.

For flats: Tire levers, at least 1 spare tube, a patch kit, CO2 inflater with at least 2 cartridges, topeak road morph pump, schreader adapter for...
05-20-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,530
Posted By Little Darwin

I don't see any need to spend extra for the Trek....

I don't see any need to spend extra for the Trek. In general, Giant is usually a good buy as far as bang for the buck.

I would however suggest a different option. I bought a Sedona DX in 2003,...
05-19-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,286
Posted By Little Darwin

You need to go with the same number of gears if...

You need to go with the same number of gears if you want the bike to shift properly (assuming you have indexed gearing).

Also, as a 7 speed, you may have a freewheel, and not a cassette. This...
05-17-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By Little Darwin

I think that as with many things, the dork disk...

I think that as with many things, the dork disk peaked, and has never recovered from the time when they decided to try to make them less visible by making them plastic. Was that when cassettes came...
05-17-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,545
Posted By Little Darwin

I learned from books I checked out from a library...

I learned from books I checked out from a library in the 70's. :)

I have added to that over the past decade by looking around the internet. Primarily Sheldon Brown's site, and YouTube. ...
05-13-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,166
Posted By Little Darwin

OK. Where in Joisey is the Traitor Site? looks...

OK. Where in Joisey is the Traitor Site? looks like a nice trail.
05-13-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Little Darwin

I have a couple of options if you are interested...

I have a couple of options if you are interested in friction shifting heavy old steel, I have a lady's Schwinn 5 speed (Collegiate?) that I haven't gone over yet, but it is in great shape. I could...
05-12-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By Little Darwin

I didn't want to guess on the Fuji, but I would...

I didn't want to guess on the Fuji, but I would go with the Trek Verve 1 over the Raleigh, strictly because I prefer rigid forks for my type of riding.

I find it somewhat humorous that they...
05-11-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,529
Posted By Little Darwin

I am your size, so I understand the concerns. ...

I am your size, so I understand the concerns.

A good set of semi-slick tires will be good. I would go with almost any size tire that the rim will accommodate. The tube is pretty irrelevant when...
05-09-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,239,936
Posted By Little Darwin

Based on this trade offer, old 3 speed shifters...

Based on this trade offer, old 3 speed shifters are worth more than I thought. I have a couple older ones if nlerner can't find one..
04-25-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Little Darwin

Just to add my $0.02 I started to swap...

Just to add my $0.02 I started to swap wheels/tires on a bike last year. I decided to swap from wheels with a deep rim Velocity Deep V, 36 spoke with 32 mm cyclocross tires to a lighter looking box...
03-24-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,239,936
Posted By Little Darwin

ISO a large mixte frame with derailleur hanger. ...

ISO a large mixte frame with derailleur hanger. Something capable of some pretty wide 700c tires would be great (32 - 25 mm)

Have a Raleigh (Marathon?) 510 tubed mixte without hanger, and other...
03-24-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Little Darwin

Sleeping Pad / air matress Options

I have spent the night with friends at various events recently, and have found that the sofa beds that I am usually assigned to are only marginally better than the bare floor, due to the fact I have...
03-08-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Little Darwin

Thanks, I will keep that link for myself too. :)

Thanks, I will keep that link for myself too. :)
03-07-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,550
Posted By Little Darwin

I took a coaster brake wheel apart, rebuilt with...

I took a coaster brake wheel apart, rebuilt with a 3 speed hub using the spokes and rim from the coaster brake wheel, and followed directions in a not very comprehensive book I checked out of the...
03-07-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Little Darwin

Glad I dropped by the forum today. I was...

Glad I dropped by the forum today. I was hesitating putting my touring bike on the trainer to get ready for spring, even though the Paselas on it are pretty old, I didn't want to waste the remaining...
03-07-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Little Darwin

Where can I find good instructions for SA 4 speed adjustment?

I haven't posted here in a while, but where else would one go with a question like this?

A friend has asked me (long distance) to help him adjust his 3 speed after he rebuilt the hub. I thought I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-12-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 38,442
Posted By Little Darwin

If you want to throw an occasional rail trail...

If you want to throw an occasional rail trail into your mix, there is a good rail trail system that goes through your area:

Map - Delaware & Lehigh - Delaware & Lehigh...
Forum: Northeast
01-12-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By Little Darwin

If looking to do a series of trails, I would...

If looking to do a series of trails, I would suggest the following (all suggestions are crushed stone with little or no road riding):

First, the Pine Creek Trail, from Jersey Shore to Wellsboro...
12-01-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,756
Posted By Little Darwin

My 2003 Giant Sedona DX has held up to my extra...

My 2003 Giant Sedona DX has held up to my extra large body very well.

I have gone through several sets of tires, and finally wore out the saddle and pedals a few years back. I rode it with...
11-02-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,021
Posted By Little Darwin

Marines need to be prepared to run while carrying...

Marines need to be prepared to run while carrying all of their field equipment... It may not be effective to rune somewhere in a battle situation and not have your gear with you. :)
10-20-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,482
Posted By Little Darwin

I bought a used USPS Jersey many years ago, after...

I bought a used USPS Jersey many years ago, after the team moved to Disco, so it was cheap. I will still wear it when I shrink into it, not so much because I still hold on to the glory days of L.A....
10-19-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
Posted By Little Darwin

Wow, a blast from the past. Hard to believe that...

Wow, a blast from the past. Hard to believe that was 9 years ago. :)

I still have the bike. It was a close friend's bike that she rode in High School in the 70's. and probably not much since...
10-19-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,959
Posted By Little Darwin

I saw a small group this summer (10-15 riders)...

I saw a small group this summer (10-15 riders) that came to a busy intersection with a couple of 4 lane roads crossing, and simply blasted through as they turned left, through a RED LIGHT, after...
10-19-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By Little Darwin

At your weight, I would suspect any bike shop...

At your weight, I would suspect any bike shop quality hybrid will work for you... Although I would stay at the low end of yourt budget since most bikes as they get more expensive, give you lighter...
10-18-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Little Darwin

I agree. It looks a lot like the top of that...

I agree. It looks a lot like the top of that hill. Definitely looks like a challenge going up or back on a bike. I know I wouldn't try it, but I know others that have ridden it. :)
10-15-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Little Darwin

I love the Pine Creek trail too. I have ridden...

I love the Pine Creek trail too. I have ridden sections of it twice, and the whole thing once.

If you ever journey eastward, you would probably also like the Lehigh Gorge section of rail trail. ...
10-15-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Little Darwin

That damage does indeed look to me like someone...

That damage does indeed look to me like someone rode the tires under-inflated, This is further evidenced by the valve being at that odd angle that usually happens when you ride under-inflated tires. ...
10-15-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,594
Posted By Little Darwin

For the first half of the post I was going to say...

For the first half of the post I was going to say that you should try spinning instead of mashing, but apparently that is out... I spin, and have arthritis in both knees... The best thing I do for...
10-13-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58,298
Views: 8,514,264
Posted By Little Darwin

Anyone looking for a 58 cm Chrome Schwinn Super...

Anyone looking for a 58 cm Chrome Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2?

schwinn super le tour 12.2 (http://scranton.craigslist.org/bik/5265130441.html)

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10-07-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,478
Posted By Little Darwin

When I saw a Mint Raleigh for $1800, I assumed it...

When I saw a Mint Raleigh for $1800, I assumed it would be high end, then I clicked on the ad.

Raleigh Mens Bike 1982 MINT 4 Hrs of Use Collector Vtg....
10-05-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 171,033
Posted By Little Darwin

The former box that was falling apart too much to...

The former box that was falling apart too much to withstand any more shipping has become a favorite bed for one of my cats. I'm surprised he can even fit in it.

I do think there is something...
10-05-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 171,033
Posted By Little Darwin

I suspected that what I added wouldn't last too...

I suspected that what I added wouldn't last too long, but I didn't think they would necessarily find the same home. The RD and brake pads were my contribution. The pads aren't crap to someone who...
10-02-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By Little Darwin

I'm guessing none of them were mass produced... ...

I'm guessing none of them were mass produced... I can hear it now, "Giuseppe, I need a bar 417 mm wide with 103 mm of reach and 162 mm of drop, flared to 6.5 degrees at the ends." Either that, or...
09-29-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,239,936
Posted By Little Darwin

I have a bin full of center pulls, I'll see if I...

I have a bin full of center pulls, I'll see if I have a 750. If I have more than one, I will PM with a pic of the one in the best shape.
09-28-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 171,033
Posted By Little Darwin

Package was delivered to awfulwaffle on Saturday...

Package was delivered to awfulwaffle on Saturday according to the tracking.
09-27-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,283
Posted By Little Darwin

While bullet proof wheels can be purchased/built,...

While bullet proof wheels can be purchased/built, I wouldn't sweat getting butted spokes until the wheels on whatever bike you get become problematic.

I weighed 365 when I started riding, and the...
09-24-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Little Darwin

I occasionally see adult trikes on Craigslist. I...

I occasionally see adult trikes on Craigslist. I suspect that either a Worksman, or the more common vintage Schwinn etc would be reasonable for your use.
09-24-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By Little Darwin

You aren't going to pick up much speed by...

You aren't going to pick up much speed by spending more unless you make the jump to road bikes. You will gain a little ease of climbing due to slightly less weight, and the more expensive bikes will...
09-20-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 171,033
Posted By Little Darwin

Box opened, and stuff swapped. Unfortunately, the...

Box opened, and stuff swapped. Unfortunately, the box is falling apart at the seams, so I will need to get a new box before I can ship tomorrow.

I added a stem extender, stem and decal to my...
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