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04-19-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By kingsting

The first issue of Bicycling magazine I ever...

The first issue of Bicycling magazine I ever bought! Just started working at a shop when this issue came out and I was getting into collecting vintage balloon tire bikes at that time which is why I...
08-25-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,514
Posted By kingsting

Here ya go! ...

Here ya go!

https://www.uhaul.com/Trailer-Hitches/2019/Subaru/Forester/All-Wheel-Drive/?ddl

Their hitches are inexpensive and some locations will even install them.

I had one on my old...
08-25-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By kingsting

I had one of those purple Trek 9000s. It was a...

I had one of those purple Trek 9000s. It was a trade in at our shop and the fork was shot. It was two sizes too big for me and I think I bought it for $80.00. I replaced the fork with a cheap coil...
08-25-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,040
Posted By kingsting

Thumb shifters - especially black Suntour XC Pro....

Thumb shifters - especially black Suntour XC Pro. Simple, lightweight, and so pretty...

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08-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,936
Posted By kingsting

I've seen LL Bean branded bikes made by...

I've seen LL Bean branded bikes made by Cannondale, Schwinn, and Columbia. There might be others out there...
05-26-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By kingsting

Sold lots of these when they were new! 1991 was...

Sold lots of these when they were new! 1991 was the last year for the Greenville bikes. I'm pretty sure in 92' these were all CBC. I don't remember any coming from Giant that year although it is...
05-11-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By kingsting

May 7th was the anniversary of his death. He...

May 7th was the anniversary of his death. He actually passed away in 2013.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Fritz

Still a good thread with some great pix!
04-14-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By kingsting

The folks on the ratrodbikes.com forums love...

The folks on the ratrodbikes.com forums love Cranbrooks and they've done some pretty neat builds with them. Pop over there for some inspiration.
03-30-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,253
Posted By kingsting

Kraynick's bike shop in Pittsburgh may have the...

Kraynick's bike shop in Pittsburgh may have the fork you need. They had a lot of these last time I was there...

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03-09-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,913
Posted By kingsting

Love a Violet Varsity! I have a couple over...

Love a Violet Varsity!

I have a couple over the top customs...


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/violetvarsities_6a6689cb07843e8260dbb092e6952d518aa115d2.jpg
02-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,784
Posted By kingsting

How about a BMX stem? Some of these are pretty...

How about a BMX stem? Some of these are pretty short.
02-25-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,221
Posted By kingsting

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/giant_upside_down_dd8b9d3d5ac8e7e3c065f13134b8167ed132abbf.jpg
02-19-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 83,201
Posted By kingsting

Yeah, I know this is the wrong type of bike for...

Yeah, I know this is the wrong type of bike for this group but it is 31 years old and the picture is kinda artsy... Plus - the bike matches the mural! :)

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02-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By kingsting

Everybody here has their favorite magic gummy...

Everybody here has their favorite magic gummy cleaner for Shimano shifters and I'm sure they'll chime in.

I've had good luck with silicone spray.
02-18-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By kingsting

Dumb question (Only because I got skunked on this...

Dumb question (Only because I got skunked on this one before)

Are the shifters definitely 9 speed? Or do you have an 8 or 10 speed shifter?

Other causes point to a cable being a tad too loose,...
02-10-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,618
Posted By kingsting

That was a pretty bike and a good deal. I saw you...

That was a pretty bike and a good deal. I saw you headed out the door with it! The front hub should be an easy fix.
02-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,366
Posted By kingsting

Had to swipe this image from the interwebs but I...

Had to swipe this image from the interwebs but I really love these:


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x460/xc_pro_thumbies_55c03ed782987c9cfa62e89a317692302c3794d2.jpg
02-10-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By kingsting

I made it back and saw some of you C&Vers there....

I made it back and saw some of you C&Vers there. This show has always been fun for me since I'm looking for the newer stuff as well as collectibles. The walk-in attendance seemed to be up and I saw a...
12-05-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,510
Posted By kingsting

One tool missing from the list(s) above is a...

One tool missing from the list(s) above is a dental pick (Or a spoke sharpened to a point). I find these useful for a variety of jobs.
11-04-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,689
Posted By kingsting

I put purple cable tips on any new cable that I...

I put purple cable tips on any new cable that I install on a used bike. Quick reference to tell if the cable has been replaced. I found a big bottle of them online and they were a lot cheaper than...
10-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,459
Posted By kingsting

This is not a Super Deluxe but a J-33. A much...

This is not a Super Deluxe but a J-33. A much rarer bike than a Super and looks like you still have the white smoothie saddle and high loop strut. Both are very tough parts to find. Nice score!
09-30-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By kingsting

Here are the ones from the blog page: ...

Here are the ones from the blog page:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/teledyne_brake1_e33b52663f5ce0bd741ae62ff3a96b0feb12d8c2.jpg...
09-30-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By kingsting

I like unusual bikes and this Titan fit the bill...

I like unusual bikes and this Titan fit the bill so it ended up in my collection a couple years back. It's serial # 002 and belonged to Fred DeLong at one time. Has a few unusual things going on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,570
Posted By kingsting

I have three of them. Two newer models and a...

I have three of them. Two newer models and a second generation. Fun riders although the 2nd gen suffers from very flexy plastic bottom bracket.
07-11-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By kingsting

800 Sport should be M5 thread. They used thick...

800 Sport should be M5 thread. They used thick paint on those and like some above posters mentioned, the threads probably need chased...
01-17-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By kingsting

I always enjoy this one. It's a fast-moving fun...

I always enjoy this one. It's a fast-moving fun show! Breaks the winter up too!
11-09-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By kingsting

It's just plastic wire loom. BMX/Freestyle guys...

It's just plastic wire loom. BMX/Freestyle guys used this stuff back in the 80's
06-21-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,542
Posted By kingsting

I change a lot of tires so I bought a Park PTS-1...

I change a lot of tires so I bought a Park PTS-1 tire seater and have yet to be defeated by a tire. Furniture polish is usually slippy enough to help seat them as well.
06-21-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,569
Posted By kingsting

If off road means gravel nature trails then a...

If off road means gravel nature trails then a comfort bike will be fine. We sold lots and lots and lots of them (Trek Navigators) after a rail trail near the shop was completed. One of the posters...
06-07-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,333
Posted By kingsting

Worked part-time in a shop for nearly 25 years....

Worked part-time in a shop for nearly 25 years. For a few summers during that gig, I would have considered myself as full time (50+ hours per week). I now have a little shop at home and I work on my...
04-11-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By kingsting

Not sure about the bike but the fork appears to...

Not sure about the bike but the fork appears to be off of a Whizzer Pacemaker.
04-11-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,761
Posted By kingsting

In the early 90's, GT did this with a couple of...

In the early 90's, GT did this with a couple of their high end mountain bikes.
Forum: Foo
01-24-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 32,353
Posted By kingsting

The sale ended yesterday.

The sale ended yesterday.
12-26-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By kingsting

I've done thousands of tires that way. The only...

I've done thousands of tires that way. The only times I've noticed that installing one bead first then inserting the tube was easier was with super tight tires, a few fiddly folders, and some types...
12-20-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By kingsting

It's a Shelby and mid to late 40's is probably...

It's a Shelby and mid to late 40's is probably correct. The chainring may have been changed and it looks like someone added Schwinn "fireball" graphics to it at one time.
12-14-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,089
Posted By kingsting

Worked for one part-time since 1991. I'm also...

Worked for one part-time since 1991. I'm also feeding used bikes to a friend who opened a small shop, I refurb them at home and send them his way. Been doing that for four years now. Much more fun...
11-29-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,397
Posted By kingsting

A lot of the Chicago Schwinns were...

A lot of the Chicago Schwinns were Electro-Forged, I guess still considered welded but a little different compared to conventional welding.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/varsity.html

Earlier...
11-29-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,088
Posted By kingsting

These are just threaded inserts (nutserts) and...

These are just threaded inserts (nutserts) and are available online and through most industrial supply houses. The install tool is available and inexpensive. The trick is getting the old one out...
11-14-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,285
Posted By kingsting

Yeah... I have issues... :lol: It's a 30...

Yeah... I have issues... :lol:

It's a 30 year accumulation at least. It didn't occur overnight...
11-14-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,285
Posted By kingsting

They are whole bikes. Most are jammed in my large...

They are whole bikes. Most are jammed in my large shed/workshop. I have two smaller sheds full of bikes, five in an upstairs bedroom, a couple in my computer room, and there are 25 still tucked away...
11-14-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,788
Posted By kingsting

Here are some of the tools that are worth...

Here are some of the tools that are worth spending a little extra on that I use a lot. Many have been mentioned already...

A good workstand. Hands-down the best money I've ever spent on anything....
11-14-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,852
Posted By kingsting

I've had good luck cleaning matte finish bikes...

I've had good luck cleaning matte finish bikes with furniture polish like Endust or Pledge and a good microfiber cloth. Works well on shiny finish bikes too!
11-14-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,285
Posted By kingsting

Currently 3 cars and 165 bikes... Lifetime...

Currently 3 cars and 165 bikes...

Lifetime 12 cars and (between feeding my collection and helping a friend with a bike shop) 1000+ bikes have passed through my hands.
11-08-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By kingsting

Plunger brake. The Swiss military (Militarvelo...

Plunger brake. The Swiss military (Militarvelo M05) bicycles used this type of brake. They were made for around 80 years with very few changes. Replacement parts are still available for them.
11-02-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By kingsting

Looks like the top of the seat tube is broken off...

Looks like the top of the seat tube is broken off too...
10-26-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,965
Posted By kingsting

Unlike a lot of RapidFires, these are really easy...

Unlike a lot of RapidFires, these are really easy to get working again if the grease is gummy. Remove the plastic top cap (usually held on with a couple tiny screws). All the mechanicals are right...
10-23-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,072
Posted By kingsting

And they're hard to find without a bazillion...

And they're hard to find without a bazillion miles on them. People that have nice ones won't give them up. I have no idea what I would buy as a replacement when the time comes...
10-17-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,867
Posted By kingsting

My bike has a scratch and it's an odd color. Do I...

My bike has a scratch and it's an odd color. Do I get auto touchup, model paint, or nail polish?
10-17-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,867
Posted By kingsting

Craigslist flippers - Good or bad for the...

Craigslist flippers - Good or bad for the hobby/sport?
Forum: Foo
10-16-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,029
Posted By kingsting

I'm far from a world traveler but out of all the...

I'm far from a world traveler but out of all the places I've visited, I have to give my vote to Toronto... Plus a lot of them were on bikes which makes them even more attractive!
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