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03-15-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Coophawk

So I found a gently used Workman's Folding bike...

So I found a gently used Workman's Folding bike for $180.

Took it home, pulled it apart, tuned and greased everything, and put it back together. Been a while since I've tuned drum brakes, but...
03-15-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Coophawk

Yeah, it's one of the ones I was looking at. How...

Yeah, it's one of the ones I was looking at. How hard is it to adjust to a trike coming from years of riding a regular bicycle?

I know she's already resistant to a trike, because she think's it's...
03-15-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Coophawk

Suggestions for Grandmother

OK, so I need suggestions.

My grandmother's 97, and needs a new bike. She rides 3-4 miles a day, and has for most of her life.

I've been keeping up with her old 70s Schwinn Cruiser, but it...
10-27-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Coophawk

Excellent, thanks.

Excellent, thanks.
10-27-12, 01:31 PM
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Views: 268
Posted By Coophawk

Wide Tires on 26x1" rims?

So I see lots of information going the opposite way- 26x1 tires on 26x1.5 rims.

But I've got a nice set of Campagnolo 26x1" wheels that I'd like to put on my "converted" MTB commuter, preferable...
10-08-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,882
Posted By Coophawk

Fairly unique. It's the 23.35 size. From...

Fairly unique. It's the 23.35 size.

From what I understand (and what worries me about the LBS not knowing) a 23 is a close enough fit that it will thread in, but if you put too much pressure on...
10-08-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,882
Posted By Coophawk

Yeah.... I've been trying to find someone lately...

Yeah.... I've been trying to find someone lately who would pull off (or lend me) a Stronglight crank puller.

So far, every LBS I've called has said "Stronglight? What's that?" followed by "Oh,...
10-05-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Coophawk

It survived Katrina, but not in New Orleans at...

It survived Katrina, but not in New Orleans at that point. I was a bit inland then.

But yeah, everything's original on it.
10-05-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Coophawk

I didn't have to, exactly. The guy would have...

I didn't have to, exactly. The guy would have given it to me, since it was mine- but he asked if I would mind covering his out of pocket expenses. Didn't even touch on the 5-10 hours of work he put...
10-05-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Coophawk

Stolen Bike found after 2.5 years!

So on the cusp of C&V, but I felt I had to share somewhere.

I had a bike stolen right after I moved to New Orleans. 2003 Trek 1000. Good rider, lots of sentimental value. I had very little hope...
09-28-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,319
Posted By Coophawk

I have an 83 Voyageur with Tange II tubing, and...

I have an 83 Voyageur with Tange II tubing, and it's a 26.6 seatpost. Not Columbus, but since Tange II is supposed to be practically identical to Columbus SL.... It might help :-D
09-03-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 106,307
Posted By Coophawk

The other option you might like are some of the...

The other option you might like are some of the MKS Sylvan pedals- they have both Stream and Touring, depending on the size you want. They look good on an older bike, but have great grips.
09-02-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Coophawk

'41 Swiss Karabiner

Not mine, but just thought it was worth sharing- or that someone else might possibly be interested.

http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/3216382697.html

Really cool old military bike, all...
08-09-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,644
Posted By Coophawk

Around here, Craigslist is more for "selling...

Around here, Craigslist is more for "selling overpriced mediocre bikes to hipsters", rather than the other way 'round.
08-09-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,644
Posted By Coophawk

I have to say, I keep reading this thread title...

I have to say, I keep reading this thread title and thinking it says "Anyone go bike hunting among the hipsters?"....
08-08-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 106,307
Posted By Coophawk

So I just got a decent craigslist deal on a '78...

So I just got a decent craigslist deal on a '78 GP, in bronze. Mostly original parts, new front brake and handlebars. I'll try to get some pictures of her up tonight- it's one of the canadian made...
08-06-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By Coophawk

Sheldon's method, with a small ABUS courier lock....

Sheldon's method, with a small ABUS courier lock. Not too heavy (under 2 lbs) but quite secure.

And I don't put it places where I'm not keeping a pretty good eye on it, or bringing it inside.
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08-03-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By Coophawk

Since they seem to have been used, I'm guessing...

Since they seem to have been used, I'm guessing there aren't any aerodynamic issues? Seems like they would wreak havoc with airflow around the frame.
07-17-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Coophawk

Always nice. Thankfully, the guy I share an...

Always nice.

Thankfully, the guy I share an office with is also a vintage bike enthusiast. So we bring in various bikes on different days, share tools, and always have to bring in our new finds. ...
07-15-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By Coophawk

It just depends on the chainline. I'm...

It just depends on the chainline.

I'm running my Voyageur as a ghetto singlespeed (52-16), and the chainline is fine. I've been riding it every day for 2 months now with no problem, even standing...
07-15-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By Coophawk

I like my trekking bars. Got some...

I like my trekking bars. Got some white/grey/black profile design tape coming to wrap them.

Getting the chain tension right is a bit weird with the Biopace chainrings- if it's too snug, it binds...
07-15-12, 12:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,857
Posted By Coophawk

Keen shoes (wide, non biking) and sandles in the...

Keen shoes (wide, non biking) and sandles in the summer. And MKS Touring pedals.

I used to commute with clips and straps, but after a bad crash when I couldn't quite get my foot out fast enough,...
07-15-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By Coophawk

1986 Fuji Suncrest (Steel MTB)

Just finished working over my most recent acquisition- an 86 Fuji Suncrest. Got it from a college student leaving town for the summer for $80, in what was actually surprisingly decent shape.
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07-10-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

I can bring it in to our machine shop and work it...

I can bring it in to our machine shop and work it over there.
07-10-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

Hmm, so according to the below image (and...

Hmm, so according to the below image (and accompanying writeup, the upper bearings are adjusted by the bottom ring, with the mid-level threaded cog acting as a lock-not.

So it seems that to...
07-10-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

That second ring isn't threaded to the cassette-...

That second ring isn't threaded to the cassette- it's set in under a lip, and threads onto the hub. The only way to get it out would be to pry it, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get it...
07-10-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

Those pictures are from early on, I was actually...

Those pictures are from early on, I was actually able to clean off all the rust without taking off the cogs- as you said, the first one really did not want to come off.

I've got a freewheel tool...
07-10-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

Nah, not planning on flipping it. Mostly using...

Nah, not planning on flipping it. Mostly using this one as a test ground for some of the more complicated practical overhaul techniques. I've got a handful of other (better) bikes of the same era...
07-09-12, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

So after some digging, I'm guessing this is one...

So after some digging, I'm guessing this is one of the SunTour Winner varieties, with an adjustable cone? Except instead of having three rings on the outside, this has the cone adjustment under the...
07-09-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

So I finished the overhaul. It's a lot quieter,...

So I finished the overhaul. It's a lot quieter, but still sounds like something's off.

Need to buy some bearings, but then I'll take it apart and replace the bearings rather than just re-greasing...
07-09-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

So, after getting home and cleaning off portions...

So, after getting home and cleaning off portions of the hub, I've come to a pleasant realization- this isn't the stock Shimano freewheel. It's a two prong Suntour, which means I can, in fact, use the...
07-09-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

I'll post some pictures when I get home, but...

I'll post some pictures when I get home, but there are 3 or 4 older threads on here with discussions of difficulty of removal and such.
07-09-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By Coophawk

I'll have to make sure I ask for him. I'd been...

I'll have to make sure I ask for him. I'd been fairly unimpressed with some of their mechanics in the past, but I was mostly dealing with some of the younger workers that didn't seem to have much (if...
07-09-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

Thanks for the tips, they're quite helpful. ...

Thanks for the tips, they're quite helpful.



On this part- my understanding was that the available tools don't fit the older Shimano 2-notch freewheels, other than the Bicycle Research tool,...
07-09-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

Ok, I can give that a shot. Is heavy oil as...

Ok, I can give that a shot.

Is heavy oil as effective as actually greasing the bearings longterm?
07-09-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Coophawk

Grinding in Shimano 600 Freewheel

So I'm stripping and rebuilding an 86 Fuji Suncrest, which has one of the 6-speed silver Shimano 600 freewheels.

The rest of the bike was in great shape, just need a clean and lube.

The...
07-07-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By Coophawk

I appreciate the heads up on the crank caps. I...

I appreciate the heads up on the crank caps. I hadn't gotten to looking up anything on what crank puller to use, but now that I do I see a number of threads on the proprietary threading. Any...
07-07-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By Coophawk

Thanks for the tip on the derailleur. Hubs...

Thanks for the tip on the derailleur.

Hubs on the wheels are Shimano, so they're not the original hubs. And yes, front derailleur has been replaced, also with a Shimano. I haven't gotten the...
07-07-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,329
Posted By Coophawk

So I took it apart- the notches are pretty worn...

So I took it apart- the notches are pretty worn down, and since they're enclosed in the clamp, it will be rather hard to get to them to do any sort of decent filing. The post itself I can file new...
07-07-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Coophawk

Yeah. Since I just need the adjuster and not the...

Yeah. Since I just need the adjuster and not the rest of the hanger, I can probably just get the cheap hangers and take the adjusters.
07-07-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By Coophawk

Thanks for the date tips! It's that bar stamp...

Thanks for the date tips! It's that bar stamp exactly (4_73). Probably never would have seen it- even looking for it, it took me half an hour and a flashlight!

Nothing on the deraileur or seat...
07-07-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By Coophawk

No idea, but I got up there, picked it up and got...

No idea, but I got up there, picked it up and got out as fast as I could :-D

Should be a fun project for these hot, hot summer evenings.
07-07-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By Coophawk

1972 Peugeot PX10-E?

Found this for $100 on Craigslist today, from a local bike shop no less, and I'm quite happy. It's been a good week for finds, in what is normally a very competitive market. Apparently someone...
07-07-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 669,303
Posted By Coophawk

New Project(s)

So I finally borrowed a camera... Sadly my main ride (83 Voyageur) is stuck at work. But here's my current project bike:

85 Fuji Sundance- frame was repainted by a prior owner, but they did a...
07-06-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Coophawk

Both of those links just go to the main pages for...

Both of those links just go to the main pages for me- but I think http://loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Cable/Casing&sc=Hangers,%20Front&tc=&item_id=LS-1281&id=8653728848 is what you meant?
...
07-06-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Coophawk

Brake "Stop" Hangers for Cantilever Brakes

Ok, so I'm slowly working on re-building an 85 Fuji Sundance that I picked up a month or so ago (I'll get pictures posted eventually when I borrow someones camera).

I replaced the low-end Tektro...
07-05-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,329
Posted By Coophawk

Haha, I meant missing something as to why it's...

Haha, I meant missing something as to why it's not working, not literally missing something.

Actually, it seems like the Brooks rails are a slightly larger diameter- they won't slide forward and...
07-05-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,329
Posted By Coophawk

Thanks guys. I disassembled and cleaned it...

Thanks guys.

I disassembled and cleaned it when I put on the new seat, but I'll give it another workover this evening and see if I can't get it to work.

The clamp may be a bit distorted- I...
07-05-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,329
Posted By Coophawk

SR LaPrade Seatpost Seat Slippage

So lately, my saddle has been shifting a few degrees quite fast when I'm riding- from a nice horizontal or just below horizontal angle, to a nose-up angle that's quite uncomfortable.

The bike is...
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Coophawk

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Was...

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Was having a hard time finding many concrete examples though, so I figured I'd ask and see what other people thought.

Thanks!
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