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02-02-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18,385
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Posted By Murray Missile

I'll assume the spring in the RD broke and he...

I'll assume the spring in the RD broke and he didn't have $20 for another RD but you have to give them credit for ingenuity. No duct tape was harmed and I only see one zip tie to hold the replacement...
01-31-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,930
Posted By Murray Missile

You did a great job too! :thumb:

You did a great job too! :thumb:
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Murray Missile

Probably could have got them for less but he...

Probably could have got them for less but he agreed to hold them until I could get there plus they had the coiled cable housings so I wasn't going to low ball him. I've never found a used set with...
01-30-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13,810
Views: 2,875,799
Posted By Murray Missile

These were "saved from the dump", kind of. Guy...

These were "saved from the dump", kind of. Guy bought a box of car parts at an estate auction a few years ago and found these in it. He said he was going to toss them but decided somebody might be...
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Murray Missile

Picked them up tonight, he got them in a box of...

Picked them up tonight, he got them in a box of car parts a few years ago at an estate auction. Never installed, have a little shelf wear but they're all there plus several extra cables. Got 'em for...
Replies: 72
Views: 5,368
Posted By Murray Missile

No high end stuff and lost money on every one of...

No high end stuff and lost money on every one of them:

Sears Free Spirit BSO ( but a super clean BSO ) $90
...
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Murray Missile

These are listed as used but sure don't look it....

These are listed as used but sure don't look it. Stopping after work tomorrow.
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Murray Missile

Suntour Barcon value?

There is a set of Suntour Power Shift barcons for sale locally. They are complete with the coiled wire cable housings and documentation. From the pics they appear to be in complete and excellent...
01-25-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,930
Posted By Murray Missile

Looking good!

Looking good!
01-18-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Murray Missile

Looks like a mid 70's "Sport" by the graphics,...

Looks like a mid 70's "Sport" by the graphics, crank and front derailleur, probably built by Kuwahara. The "Sport" pictured in the '78 brochure I have has different font on the "SOMA" graphic but it...
01-17-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Murray Missile

Forks are here, it doesn't look like it in the...

Forks are here, it doesn't look like it in the pictures but the legs on the OEM tandem fork are almost twice as big as the other, but the steerer tubes are the exact same length.
01-12-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Murray Missile

I picked up a factory Raleigh fork for the...

I picked up a factory Raleigh fork for the repaired frame this morning off Ebay, steerer tube is about an inch longer than needed but the color is a fair match and the price was decent. Has some...
01-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By Murray Missile

I have decided on the Honey Brown Brooks, brown...

I have decided on the Honey Brown Brooks, brown Deda Elementi (my "go to") perforated bar tape, brown Dia Compe hoods and Panaracer Pasela gumwalls. I have everything but the tires, the tool bag can...
01-05-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,475
Posted By Murray Missile

Not the highest end bike I have but definitely in...

Not the highest end bike I have but definitely in the best original condition, I stumbled on this 1982 Nishiki International a few weeks ago. The picture doesn't do it justice, it needs very little,...
01-04-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,202
Posted By Murray Missile

You sure can, I know a lot of people that switch...

You sure can, I know a lot of people that switch back and forth between grinding stones, wire wheels and buffing wheels on their bench grinders.
12-30-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,411
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm collecting period correct Super Record for...

I'm collecting period correct Super Record for this one and I'm about halfway there. I have 3 and 4 decades old Shimano and Suntour on bikes that have seen many, many miles, they may not have the sex...
12-28-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6,991
Views: 1,713,448
Posted By Murray Missile

Flies I can draw. Deer? Not so much.

Flies I can draw. Deer? Not so much.
12-28-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13,810
Views: 2,875,799
Posted By Murray Missile

There have been 3 or 4 tall (26 inch frame) green...

There have been 3 or 4 tall (26 inch frame) green Varsities for sale near me this year but as I already have a yellow one I passed them up. Mine is now a 12 speed and I put Panaracers on it, the...
12-27-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Murray Missile

Yes, with Suntour Accushift 1988 is on target,...

Yes, with Suntour Accushift 1988 is on target, definitely worth rejuvenating.
12-27-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,411
Posted By Murray Missile

Frame up builds always cost more....... I too...

Frame up builds always cost more....... I too have the problem of bikes my size being stripped for parts, I ride 25" road bikes and 22" MTB's LOL so I end up buying the "skeleton" and putting too...
12-27-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6,991
Views: 1,713,448
Posted By Murray Missile

Mine was far from original when I got it in a...

Mine was far from original when I got it in a trade...... as received.

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12-27-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,411
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol::roflmao::roflmao2: I don't always...

:lol::roflmao::roflmao2:

I don't always spend more than a bike's worth when I fix one up but when I do I spare no expense LOL.
12-25-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,991
Views: 1,713,448
Posted By Murray Missile

I may have posted this one on this thread...

I may have posted this one on this thread already, I picked it up earlier this year from my M-I-L's neighbor. 1995 Marin Eldridge Grade, needs some TLC but mostly original except for front rim ( on...
12-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 28,751
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks. Yes, 1985 Prestige, it's in pretty decent...

Thanks. Yes, 1985 Prestige, it's in pretty decent shape, unfortunately it has some flaking chrome on the chain stays. Otherwise the paint and decals are pretty decent. Another one I need to get busy...
12-22-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm a "classic" look guy for the most part but...

I'm a "classic" look guy for the most part but once in awhile you just have to say "What the HELL" and go crazy.........
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12-21-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18,385
Views: 2,959,964
Posted By Murray Missile

He's not kidding folks!

He's not kidding folks!
12-21-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18,385
Views: 2,959,964
Posted By Murray Missile

Judging from that and the position of the saddle...

Judging from that and the position of the saddle whoever rode that was REALLY short. From the look of the rest of it, it was UNDER the shed not in it.
12-21-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 226,960
Posted By Murray Missile

Definitely! Although they had taken excellent...

Definitely! Although they had taken excellent care of them the couple I bought this and a Bridgestone RB-3 off of weren't really "bike savvy" and I was afraid the kickstand would be over tightened...
12-21-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 226,960
Posted By Murray Missile

Pulled my latest find out and gave it a good look...

Pulled my latest find out and gave it a good look in the daylight, it's even better than I thought. A couple small scratches on each fork leg about 4 inches down from the crown and a small scratch on...
12-21-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 28,751
Posted By Murray Missile

Almost forgot these 2: ...

Almost forgot these 2:
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12-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,659
Posted By Murray Missile

Hmmm, seems I'm not the only 2A supporter here....

Hmmm, seems I'm not the only 2A supporter here. Too bad I lost all mine in an "unfortunate boating accident". When people hear I'm into bicycles they assume I don't like guns. If they only knew!...
12-21-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By Murray Missile

I plan to. I've bought a couple black bikes in...

I plan to. I've bought a couple black bikes in the past that had fairly new white tape and it was already dingy, looks classy when new but...... Right now "brown, brown with gumwalls" is looking like...
12-21-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 713
Posted By Murray Missile

Had one in a Schwinn Stingray as a kid. I swapped...

Had one in a Schwinn Stingray as a kid. I swapped the crank and chainwheel from a 26" Typhoon. Couldn't pedal around corners but it would fly on the straight. Still had it when I got my license and a...
12-20-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,659
Posted By Murray Missile

HO slot cars, I still had a few from when I was a...

HO slot cars, I still had a few from when I was a kid back in the 60's and decided to get back into it about this time last year. It was fairly cheap when I was a kid but it sure isn't anymore!
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12-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 28,751
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, you've seen 'em both already but they ARE...

Well, you've seen 'em both already but they ARE black sooo.............

When it was fresh off the stand, I did pull the tape off the front brake caliper....
12-19-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By Murray Missile

Yeah, it's not exactly standing the test of time...

Yeah, it's not exactly standing the test of time with me either. I'll probably pull the decals off the wheels in the Spring.

Update: Used MS Photo to black out the graphics on the wheels,,,,,,,,,...
12-18-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks, I evidently got a little too detailed in...

Thanks, I evidently got a little too detailed in my search, I got a lot of results but not those two.
12-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By Murray Missile

I just bought the bike this past weekend and the...

I just bought the bike this past weekend and the picture is right after unloading it from the car. You were right the first time the tires do NOT match and you may also have noticed that they're both...
12-18-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By Murray Missile

Saddle and bar tape color on a black bike?

I've decided my latest find is worthy of a Brooks B-17, I have two, one is basic black and the other is Honey with brass rivets. I'm leaning toward the Honey saddle with Honey or brown bar tape and...
12-17-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Murray Missile

If the Schwinn was made in Japan it was almost...

If the Schwinn was made in Japan it was almost certainly built by Panasonic. Depending on year and frame material it could be an excellent bike. There are different levels of Le Tours through the...
12-16-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,930
Posted By Murray Missile

Are we related by any chance?

Are we related by any chance?
12-15-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,930
Posted By Murray Missile

So...... did anybody win? I just picked up 2...

So...... did anybody win?

I just picked up 2 excellent candidates for Challenge #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) if there is one and I have them in cold...
12-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,930
Posted By Murray Missile

Past experience and logic would dictate I tell...

Past experience and logic would dictate I tell you to throw it back but I'm going to go against conventional wisdom and tell you to go for it but do it as low buck as possible and just make it...
12-15-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Murray Missile

It would appear so........ :innocent: ...

It would appear so........ :innocent:

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12-15-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,414
Posted By Murray Missile

I have found Altus and Tourney to be somewhat...

I have found Altus and Tourney to be somewhat heavy and usually ugly or at best plain looking but always rock solid and reliable. I've probably logged more miles on Shimano Altus in the past 23 years...
12-15-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,625
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, after getting off to a good start I have...

Well, after getting off to a good start I have had a few major fails the past weeks. You may have seen them posted elsewhere but I took a couple steps back............
12-15-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,015
Posted By Murray Missile

Nice! :thumb: I've always had a soft spot for...

Nice! :thumb: I've always had a soft spot for that color. GM had a nearly identical color in 1966 and 1967 they called "Tahitian Turquoise". My buddy had a crazy fast '67 Camaro SS/RS with a heavily...
12-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13,810
Views: 2,875,799
Posted By Murray Missile

They are 415X concave rims, according to the the...

They are 415X concave rims, according to the the '88 Bridgestone catalog on Sheldon Brown's site they are original to the bike. I'd never come across concave rims before, I can definitely see where...
12-14-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13,810
Views: 2,875,799
Posted By Murray Missile

Ops, I did it again....

So much for reducing the herd this year but this was too good to pass up, found on my local FB Marketplace.

1982 Nishiki International in super good condition . There is a nice Avocet touring...
12-12-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Murray Missile

I swore by aluminum foil then I tried #0000...

I swore by aluminum foil then I tried #0000 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=0000) steel wool and WD-40. It was a lot less work and took off rust spots that the foil...
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