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01-22-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,999
Posted By mctrek

If you already wrote a couple books, then what's...

If you already wrote a couple books, then what's another book on vintage bicycles? You have a lot of the material already from your website, it's just a matter of organizing it and editing it to fit...
01-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By mctrek

Is the rear hub french thread or English thread...

Is the rear hub french thread or English thread for the freewheel?
01-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,999
Posted By mctrek

Randy, first of all thank you for putting up and...

Randy, first of all thank you for putting up and maintaining your website for so long! I spent a lot of time learning from it and it taught me quite a bit about vintage bicycles. I would suggest...
10-13-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,963
Posted By mctrek

I am working on a Puch Brigadier, the 100th...

I am working on a Puch Brigadier, the 100th Anniversary with Reynolds 531 tubing. Could you please scan and email me the original manual and model guide? It would be pretty interesting to see. I...
08-10-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By mctrek

Sydney, first of all sorry to resurrect such an...

Sydney, first of all sorry to resurrect such an old post. Question for you, what would you use as a shim, that measures 0.15mm thickness? Would you use an aluminum pop can, two layers of it maybe? ...
08-07-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,740
Posted By mctrek

Wow, I've never seen anybody do this much work to...

Wow, I've never seen anybody do this much work to an old Huffy! Great job! I would convert the cranks also with an older, solid Sakae crank set. Those types of cranks can take a beating also, and...
08-01-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By mctrek

Is this frame OK to ride?

I have this older Puch frame that I noticed some paint being chipped and stretched by the top lug and a slight bump on the bottom of the top tube by the lug. Please look at the pictures and let me...
07-22-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By mctrek

Interested. PM sent.

Interested. PM sent.
09-16-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,823
Posted By mctrek

Where could one find the Park Tool yellow spanner...

Where could one find the Park Tool yellow spanner you have shown? I have a Nashbar ST bike that has a different Suntour sealed Bottom Bracket with 4 bigger splines. I took it off gently (after...
09-16-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,030
Posted By mctrek

T-Mar, I just picked up this Nashbar ST bike...

T-Mar,
I just picked up this Nashbar ST bike and it looks exactly like the catalog picture you have posted. I am in the process of taking it all apart, cleaning it and putting it back together. It...
05-09-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By mctrek

I would take all the air out of the presta tube...

I would take all the air out of the presta tube and then try to inflate it. Make sure that the pump is clamped and set for the Presta valve and not for the Schrader valve. It sounds like you are...
05-09-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By mctrek

If you have access to 3m adhesives, 3m 810, 2...

If you have access to 3m adhesives, 3m 810, 2 part adhesive does a good job on metal to metal adhesion. But it sounds like the epoxy you used worked good also.
05-09-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,031
Posted By mctrek

I have used hot melt glue before, after the...

I have used hot melt glue before, after the cables received the final cut. It does a good job keeping the cable from fraying.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By mctrek

Thrifty Bill, great job on the Trek 613. That...

Thrifty Bill, great job on the Trek 613. That looks awesome and I know how much work it took to have it cleaned up like that!!
05-30-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,770
Posted By mctrek

I have an 85 Trek 400 with Hi-Ten Steel fork and...

I have an 85 Trek 400 with Hi-Ten Steel fork and a newer 89 Trek 420 with chrome-moly fork. Same size and I can not tell any difference in ride quality. My 2 cents.
09-18-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By mctrek

Talcum powder helps too. I usually run the tube...

Talcum powder helps too. I usually run the tube through a bag of talcum powder and run some talcum powder inside the tire. It helps the tube from getting pinched...
09-18-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By mctrek

I have had trouble mounting Vittoria wire bead...

I have had trouble mounting Vittoria wire bead tires (700x32) on my Sun CR18 rims. I went ahead and bought folding Panaracer 700x28 and steel levers. When I got the steel levers I rounded them off...
08-17-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By mctrek

Your bike looks to be in really good shape. I...

Your bike looks to be in really good shape. I have a 1973 Road Racer and the thing rides sweet. I also bought an old Fuji Palisade for my brother and the bike was nice. Those old Valite Fuji's are...
08-17-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,929
Posted By mctrek

Finally got it out. I used the CRC Freeze-Off on...

Finally got it out. I used the CRC Freeze-Off on mine! That stuff is awesome! I poured hot water in the seat tube then I sprayed with freeze-off! Repeated several times and then I saw that the...
08-13-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,929
Posted By mctrek

Squirtdad... Thanks for the input... I'll try...

Squirtdad... Thanks for the input... I'll try the amonia and the 50/50 mixture... Did you pour this mixture from the bottom bracket with a plug in the tube? Did you protect the paint when you did...
08-10-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,929
Posted By mctrek

Adam, I'm dealing with the same thing right now. ...

Adam, I'm dealing with the same thing right now. Trying to help out a friend who has a stuck Aluminum Seatpost (the kind that is just a tube, the saddle has a separate clamp that attaches saddle to...
07-26-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By mctrek

Sun CR 18 makes a great 27" rim. You can find...

Sun CR 18 makes a great 27" rim. You can find them on Amazon and/or Ebay. They come with eyelets too and are pretty durable.
07-23-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,128
Posted By mctrek

velo base has some of the older catalogs.... ...

velo base has some of the older catalogs.... http://www.velobase.com/Resource_Tools/CatalogScans.aspx

For the bottom bracket update, Velo Orange has French threaded, Swiss threaded and Threadless...
07-18-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By mctrek

Thrifty Bill, what is Randy's site, My "Ten...

Thrifty Bill, what is Randy's site, My "Ten Speeds"? I also like Sheldon Brown's website which has a lot of information also about doing work on your bike.
07-13-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By mctrek

I enjoy biking and classic bikes, and I've been...

I enjoy biking and classic bikes, and I've been on this forum for a little while... Here is my piece of advice to you... Ride, ride, ride and don't be afraid to do some work on your bike. The more...
07-11-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By mctrek

About the front derailleur, make sure you tighten...

About the front derailleur, make sure you tighten the shifter on the down tube... It sounds like it's loose. Also check the derailleur, make sure nothing is broken on it.
07-11-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By mctrek

Unfortunately the closest Meijers is 2hrs. away...

Unfortunately the closest Meijers is 2hrs. away from where I live.
07-11-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By mctrek

That's a great idea, I'll give it a shot. Might...

That's a great idea, I'll give it a shot. Might leave it soak with WD40 for a couple of days. Thank you Dave!
07-11-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,679
Posted By mctrek

I used the back end of an adjustable wrench. The...

I used the back end of an adjustable wrench. The one with the hole in it to let you hang the adjustable wrench on a hook. The adjustable wrench I used was almost the perfect thickness. By placing...
07-11-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By mctrek

Thank you, Pars for the link. I read it and will...

Thank you, Pars for the link. I read it and will try it again. I don't have 2 chain whips but might use a spare chain in the vise to see how that works.

Dave, so how did you remove the Dura-Ace...
07-11-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By mctrek

How to switch out cogs on a freewheel

Here is my question. I have 2 shimano freewheels. One is an old Shimano 6 speed, the other a newer Shimano 7 speed with the better stepped cogs. Is there any way I could take 6 of the new cogs and...
07-09-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By mctrek

Velobase.com is your friend....

Velobase.com is your friend. (http://classicfuji.com/0_Cat_Cvr_Home.htm)
Look up Fuji and they have a lot of the older catalogs. Find it and see what you have. I looked up a Fuji Palisade this...
07-06-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,377
Posted By mctrek

I use the strap on bike rack on my minivan and I...

I use the strap on bike rack on my minivan and I put thick socks over the pedals. I also run bungee straps through the wheels to keep them from moving. So far so good... Sorry about your...
07-05-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By mctrek

I just got some 27" Sun CR18 rims on Ebay. You...

I just got some 27" Sun CR18 rims on Ebay. You can find them on Amazon too. There are plenty of bikes out there with 27"rims and plenty of tires on the market for them.
07-02-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By mctrek

Wow... The Brooks saddle and the bike look...

Wow... The Brooks saddle and the bike look really good for their age!! Must of been stored inside and well looked after!
06-29-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,352
Posted By mctrek

Nice bike! Looks like a fun project to clean it...

Nice bike! Looks like a fun project to clean it up. Try soaking some of the smaller parts in vinegar... It does a pretty good job taking rust off. Just remember to neutralize it with baking soda...
Forum: Introductions
06-20-12, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By mctrek

Go take a look at it and if it fits you and is in...

Go take a look at it and if it fits you and is in good shape get it... Nice bikes at that price don't last long on Craigslist!
Forum: Introductions
06-19-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By mctrek

Roninsteez, I don't know much about your bike in...

Roninsteez, I don't know much about your bike in particular but just a quick overlook shows that it is a decent bike. Your crankset looks to be a Shimano Exage with Biopace chainrings on it, that...
06-19-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By mctrek

OldRoadMan, I have found that a Dremmel with the...

OldRoadMan, I have found that a Dremmel with the white plastic sponge like polishing insert/wheel to speed up the process quite a bit. The sponge like material is similar to the tough green material...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,789
Posted By mctrek

Here's how the Peugeot Course looks like now

Here are some pictures of the Peugeot.

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06-08-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By mctrek

Jet was trying to say that the seat post needs to...

Jet was trying to say that the seat post needs to turn 180 degrees. It is backwards in the last picture you have shown. That's probably why you could not get the angle right. Soak the tube with...
04-14-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,876
Posted By mctrek

ScottRyder, great job on your Fuji Special Road...

ScottRyder, great job on your Fuji Special Road Racer. It looks awesome. I have a red S-10-S that I have re-conditioned. I bought a Fujita saddle with a nice seatpost for it since the original...
03-14-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,290,798
Posted By mctrek

Pictures sent.

Pictures sent.
03-13-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,439
Posted By mctrek

Make sure first that the brake cables did not get...

Make sure first that the brake cables did not get tangled around head tube. If that's not the case make sure the tire is sitting right in the dropouts. Then you can look at frame damage. To me it...
03-13-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By mctrek

That would stink if the batteries went out on the...

That would stink if the batteries went out on the system and you were stuck on a hilly road with no ability to mechanically shift.:innocent:
03-13-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,290,798
Posted By mctrek

Jonwvara, I would be willing to make the trade. ...

Jonwvara, I would be willing to make the trade. If you give me(PM) your email address (I can't PM yet...) I could send you some pics tonight. Does the housing have liner on the interior? Would you...
03-13-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By mctrek

I have the Park stand and it is awesome. The...

I have the Park stand and it is awesome. The versatility of it, height wise and angle wise is great. The quick release clamps are also a plus for me. It comes in handy when you want to adjust the...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By mctrek

Sounds harmless and it would be nice to track my...

Sounds harmless and it would be nice to track my miles so I'll give it a shot.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By mctrek

Rode to work this morning (13.7miles one way) for...

Rode to work this morning (13.7miles one way) for the first time this year! Last year I commuted about 1500 miles on my bike.

It was a little dark this morning, little bit of drizzle, a bunch...
03-09-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By mctrek

That's a bummer. I just bought a Peugeot that...

That's a bummer. I just bought a Peugeot that I'm working on and it's missing the head badge...
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