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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,824
Posted By dfrench52

Mass disobedience on this scale means some things...

Mass disobedience on this scale means some things need to change. Perhaps make this a sanctioned ride, where, for a nominal entry fee, proceeds going to charity, the traffic signals can be sequenced...
05-18-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By dfrench52

Put the original Suntour freewheel on and:...

Put the original Suntour freewheel on and: Perfection. No knocka-knocka in any gear, under heavy load or or no. Thanks for all of your suggestions.
05-17-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By dfrench52

Thanks or your suggestions! I think I I'll...

Thanks or your suggestions! I think I I'll reinstall the Suntour freewheel that came on the bike, just to see if that makes a difference. If so, I'll try taking apart the currently installed Shimano...
05-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By dfrench52

Nishiki Medalist, Champion No.1. Mine is from...

Nishiki Medalist, Champion No.1. Mine is from 1983.
05-16-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By dfrench52

The axle with or without cranks spins smoothly,...

The axle with or without cranks spins smoothly, no evidence of binding at any point in one rotation.

The noise is multiple klunks per pedal stroke but not necessarily at the same point in the...
05-16-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By dfrench52

Looks like Andrew is on to something. Replaced...

Looks like Andrew is on to something. Replaced the bottom bracket bearings and the noise is unchanged. There are stretches when the bike is absolutely silent save for the noise of the tires on smooth...
05-09-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By dfrench52

Many thanks, Bill.

Many thanks, Bill.
05-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By dfrench52

Size of replacement BB bearings

My bike (Nishiki Medalist) has developed an intermittent knocking that seems to originate in the bottom bracket. The sound is more pronounced at times, sometimes inaudible, always follows my pedal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,435,052
Posted By dfrench52

Parks DAG 2.2 hanger alignment tool. Because my...

Parks DAG 2.2 hanger alignment tool. Because my bike just isn't shifting properly. I've ruled out user error or just being a klutz.😁
03-14-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By dfrench52

Hot pepper is a cure that my wife has found...

Hot pepper is a cure that my wife has found useful for leg cramps after working out (so far, I haven't had the problem). We heard about this on The People's pharmacy, broadcast from Durham, NC but...
08-25-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,390
Posted By dfrench52

Lollipop pedals. Could never get clipped in. My...

Lollipop pedals. Could never get clipped in. My 135lb self had to stand on them and maybe. Just maybe. But no. Back to toe clips and straps.
07-08-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By dfrench52

I use them. Tried Speedplay and could never get...

I use them. Tried Speedplay and could never get them to click in reliably and I got tired of falling over.

So I went back to clips and straps along with some shoes that came with an optional (use...
06-15-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,106
Posted By dfrench52

My feelings, exactly. The press-fit BB issue is...

My feelings, exactly. The press-fit BB issue is something else altogether (probably belongs in another thread), but in my opinion, an aluminum frame would be a good candidate for a threaded BB.
06-15-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,106
Posted By dfrench52

Thanks very much four your suggestions....

Thanks very much four your suggestions. Specialized and Trek are sold locally and more in my price range.
06-14-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,106
Posted By dfrench52

Hi folks... I've been looking for a new bike and...

Hi folks... I've been looking for a new bike and am considering an aluminum-framed one. What's putting me off is this business of creaking bottom brackets. I'd think that a metal framed bike would be...
06-03-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,447
Posted By dfrench52

Why not dismount and walk your bike for that...

Why not dismount and walk your bike for that short distance?
03-08-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 852,453
Posted By dfrench52

Medalist

Oops. That should be " Tange" frame material. (That, and remember to correct the autocorrect.😡)
03-08-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 852,453
Posted By dfrench52

Medalist

Medalist, serial number KC36581.
Frame: Champion #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , Range Industries, Kawamura decal.
61cm, C-C, top tube 57cm C-C (my...
06-08-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,902
Posted By dfrench52

6 feet tall with a 36" cycling inseam. I ride a...

6 feet tall with a 36" cycling inseam. I ride a Nishiki, 61cm seat tube with a 57cm top tube. Standover is 34 1/2".
Forum: For Sale
05-22-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,394
Posted By dfrench52

1983 Nishiki Medalist, 61CM

Nishiki Medalist, 1983 (Serial # KC36581), Seat Tube: I measure 61cm, C-C; Top Tube, measures 57cm, C-C.
I purchased this bike about 2015, looking for a bike that would accommodate my long...
04-14-16, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By dfrench52

I thought about cross-posting to the C&V forum...

I thought about cross-posting to the C&V forum ... Thanks for the suggestion.
04-14-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By dfrench52

Well, good to know. (Age and experience have...

Well, good to know. (Age and experience have taught me never to assume anything, even something as simple as this.) Thanks, Dave
04-14-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By dfrench52

Huh. Never thought of REI. We have one close by....

Huh. Never thought of REI. We have one close by. Thanks, Dave
04-14-16, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By dfrench52

I have checked Ebay, thanks. Lots of stuff there...

I have checked Ebay, thanks. Lots of stuff there but right now I'm not too sure what will fit. Sheldon Brown's website has a ton of information, which has been a real help. But I need to get...
04-14-16, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By dfrench52

Thanks ... for sure I have noticed the change in...

Thanks ... for sure I have noticed the change in materials. This caused me to wonder if the cable thickness would be the same or if I'd have trouble getting the cable clamped securely at the...
04-13-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By dfrench52

Where to buy mundane parts for nice old bike?

Greetings ... I'd like to know where I can obtain replacement shift cables, brake cables and housings and so on that would fit an old (1983 Nishiki) equipped with Suntour components. I realize this...
04-04-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By dfrench52

Thanks for all of the suggestions... a bike...

Thanks for all of the suggestions... a bike fitter suggested a custom build might be one solution. She just happens to work at an LBS that has a working relationship with a couple of builders. Still...
04-03-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By dfrench52

I, too, fall into the long legs (36" cycling...

I, too, fall into the long legs (36" cycling inseam)/short torso category @ 6 feet tall. I suppose a bike such as a vintage LeMond or similar geometry might not be a good idea. What do you think?
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03-30-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,267
Posted By dfrench52

(my reply is "post 52". Not sure why ...) We sold...

(my reply is "post 52". Not sure why ...) We sold the bikes years ago ....
03-30-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,267
Posted By dfrench52

Ah, yes, that name rings a bell. Thanks ... ...

Ah, yes, that name rings a bell. Thanks ...

We sold the bikes years ago.
03-30-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,267
Posted By dfrench52

I owned a TDF Frejus, a '72 model, purchased as a...

I owned a TDF Frejus, a '72 model, purchased as a closeout in late '73. A new LBS opened in the village where we lived (New Concord, Ohio). The sole owner sold us a Frejus (for me) and a Legano for...
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