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11-22-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Cheseldine

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Also on Going to the Sun Road, about an hour from my house.
11-22-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Cheseldine

Thank you all very much!!! Your help is much...

Thank you all very much!!! Your help is much appreciated. I ordered the one from Tree Fort and will update with my progress.
11-18-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Cheseldine

Headset Help -1985 Centurion Ironman

Hello everyone,

I recently acquired an 85 Ironman that is in need of a new headset. The existing one has bad indents where the bearings were indexing - too much for the loose ball replacement...
07-22-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,904
Posted By Cheseldine

That is a really neat pic, thanks for sharing!...

That is a really neat pic, thanks for sharing! Hopefully my request isn't too similar to qualify.
07-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9,897
Views: 1,070,806
Posted By Cheseldine

That looks great, I'm hoping to find some bar...

That looks great, I'm hoping to find some bar wrap/tape that is a similar color to the head tube.
07-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,904
Posted By Cheseldine

This is from a week or so ago, but there are...

This is from a week or so ago, but there are numerous waterfalls along the route - you can see two in the background.
...
07-21-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9,897
Views: 1,070,806
Posted By Cheseldine

I was wondering since I just got my hands on...

I was wondering since I just got my hands on silver with dark blue-ish head tube 85. I haven't seen too many of them in this thread so far. It definitely doesn't scream 80s with it's muted and...
07-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9,897
Views: 1,070,806
Posted By Cheseldine

Is there a reason I don't see many 85s on here?...

Is there a reason I don't see many 85s on here? Do people jot like the more tame color schemes as much?
07-20-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9,897
Views: 1,070,806
Posted By Cheseldine

To small for me, but one of you may be interested...

To small for me, but one of you may be interested - Centurion Prestige in Denver.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/336238547335120
07-20-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,587
Posted By Cheseldine

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-14-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By Cheseldine

I have that same bike - it's a '76 if the seat...

I have that same bike - it's a '76 if the seat tube sticker says 1020. The wheels are not tubular, they are 27" clincher.

Here's the '76 catalog scan:...
07-14-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,847
Posted By Cheseldine

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x948/20200702_190211_3ff9230eb8a149525174ebf520e093bae0686cbe.jpg...
07-11-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cheseldine

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I appear to be wrong, it looks like the largest is a 21T, not a 24 as I...
07-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cheseldine

If you look closely in the first pic, the bike...

If you look closely in the first pic, the bike actually does have those cages and straps over the pedals - I had to take them off as my foot is too long since it hits the end of the cage before the...
07-10-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cheseldine

Thank you all very much! Based on your advice...

Thank you all very much! Based on your advice I'll either track down a 39 tooth front chain ring or a 6 speed freewheel with a 28 tooth large cog to start with.

If I did want to "upgrade" to the...
07-09-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cheseldine

Help with a few small upgrades

Hello everyone,

A few months back I purchased a 1988 Schwinn Tempo, and completely overhauled it, including new pads, cables, cable housings bb, brake levers, etc.

There is an incredible place...
07-08-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,322
Posted By Cheseldine

This picture is from 3 days ago - about an hour...

This picture is from 3 days ago - about an hour from my house in Glacier National Park on Going to the Sun Road - no cars are allowed to drive up it yet, so bikes have it all to themselves. I'm...
07-08-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By Cheseldine

I am currently working on getting an old Jamis...

I am currently working on getting an old Jamis Diablo set up this way. The front brake is a standard canti, but the rear is mounted under the chainstay and is a bmx style "U" brake.

1) I need to...
11-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

Here she is, all finished! ...

Here she is, all finished!

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11-15-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By Cheseldine

Not nearly as nice as those pictured in the ad...

Not nearly as nice as those pictured in the ad and above, but it's the right timeframe - a 76 Super Mirage I recently brought back to life:
...
11-01-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,973
Posted By Cheseldine

I'm somewhat new to refurbishing vintage bikes,...

I'm somewhat new to refurbishing vintage bikes, but here are a few things I've discovered:

Rust spots - I use various wire wheels or polishing pads on a dremel to knock them down to bare, clean...
10-16-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,669
Posted By Cheseldine

I've been getting into road biking recently, but...

I've been getting into road biking recently, but have only been using my 12 year old mountain bike helmet as money is a bit tight lately (I like working on and cleaning up bikes about as much as...
10-09-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

Would something basic like this work? ...

Would something basic like this work?

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-BL-R400-Brake-Levers-Black/dp/B000F5LLWG

They at least look somewhat close to the original - I don't mind going black hoods...
10-09-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

Are there any good alternate brake levers that...

Are there any good alternate brake levers that hoods are still available for, and maintain the original profile? I've used the Tektro RL340, and while good levers, definitely don't look too original.
10-08-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

Ya, the plan is to formulate some touch-up paint,...

Ya, the plan is to formulate some touch-up paint, and give the frame a nice polish with a couple different compounds. Is should look really nice then.

I decided to go with white on the cable...
10-08-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

Is white bar tape similar to white hoods and...

Is white bar tape similar to white hoods and saddles in that it looks terrible quickly? That was what the bike was originally spec'd with. I redid all the cabling and bar tape on my Nishiki Olympic...
10-08-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

It does have the little "Columbus Tenax" white...

It does have the little "Columbus Tenax" white dove with gold background sticker on the seat tube.



The right brake hood was a mess - once I removed the black electrical tape someone had...
10-08-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

Also, do you guys have any idea where I can find...

Also, do you guys have any idea where I can find a replacement set of the white Shimano 105 brake lever hoods?

What color do you all recommend I go with for the bar wrap? Stick with the blue, or...
10-08-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By Cheseldine

New Bike Day (1988 Schwinn Tempo)

Hey everyone,

I'm still a novice, but have built up 3 vintage bikes at this point. I stumbled on this 1988 Schwinn Tempo in my size for $100 that should be a step up from the Motobecane Super...
09-19-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Cheseldine

^I hope this is the case - I had just repacked...

^I hope this is the case - I had just repacked the bearings and correctly tensioned the headset and locknut when I decided to actually measure it before ordering parts last night. I couldn't get a...
09-19-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Cheseldine

Unfortunately I don't have another 22.2 quill...

Unfortunately I don't have another 22.2 quill stem lying around I could try. The stem has no markings other than "Jamis" on the neck and the marks for the minimum insertion depth.
09-19-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Cheseldine

Am I missing something? Help with correct stem diameter.

Hey everyone,

I have an older fillet brazed Jamis Diablo (1988) that I'd like to rebuild from a rigid mountain bike into a dirt drop/commuter setup. It has a threaded, rigid fork, and Tioga...
09-18-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

I measured the stem diameter where it inserts...

I measured the stem diameter where it inserts into the steerer and am getting a reading of exactly 22mm. Are stems typically undersized a touch? I was expecting a 22.2 and thought 22mm was only on...
09-18-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

I have converted all of my bikes (two vintage...

I have converted all of my bikes (two vintage road bikes and two cromo hybrids) to upright bars due to neck problems. One bike has albatross bars, the other three have “tourist” bars. I find the...
09-18-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By Cheseldine

Have any of you used the Nitto MT-10 stem and...

Have any of you used the Nitto MT-10 stem and RM-013-HT bars to avoid an adapter? I'm looking for the simplest quality way to change to dirt drop bars.

Thanks!
09-18-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

Thank you all for the excellent recommendations -...

Thank you all for the excellent recommendations - you've given me a general idea of what I need to look for. My next step will be searching the local classified ads to find a good (cheap) bike to...
09-17-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

That looks perfect - do you folks have any...

That looks perfect - do you folks have any insight as to whether it would be better to convert an old road bike, or a mountain bike? Would I be better off with a smaller frame and longer seatpost +...
09-17-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

That does look nice, I'll have to keep an eye out...

That does look nice, I'll have to keep an eye out for a nice mixte. The main problem is that I'm no good at judging size looking at them.



That's really interesting - I wish there were a way...
09-17-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

I have, and I've been perusing it for ideas. I've...

I have, and I've been perusing it for ideas. I've also wondered if anyone ever puts more upright bars on vintage road bikes?
09-17-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

That is what I was kind of hoping to avoid having...

That is what I was kind of hoping to avoid having to do. We are both quite athletic (late 20s) and longer rides aren't out of the question. I was hoping I could maybe build up a nice older mountain...
09-17-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

We live in Montana - part of the allure for me is...

We live in Montana - part of the allure for me is that I love deal hunting (no large bike budget at the moment) and building up, working on, and saving nicer older bikes from the dump.
09-17-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

Thank you very much for the comprehensive and...

Thank you very much for the comprehensive and thought-out response. The issue my wife runs into is that the vertebrae in her lower back down to her hips cannot bend. If she rides a bike with a more...
09-17-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

Help with building a bike for my wife - back injury

Hello everyone,

My favorite bikes are nice steel frame road and mountain bikes, and although a novice (compared to all of you) I've really enjoyed fully stripping down and building up the 4 steel...
09-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By Cheseldine

I recently got an old Jamis Diablo I'm in the...

I recently got an old Jamis Diablo I'm in the process of converting - for the stem/bars is my only option to use a converter, or are there quill stems that will fit in my threaded fork that will take...
09-10-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Cheseldine

There was a silver Specialized Allez on the...

There was a silver Specialized Allez on the Denver Craigslist with a dented top tube and scratched paint a while ago that looked interesting if it had been in my size. It sounds similar to the bike...
09-10-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Cheseldine

New Mid-80s Nishiki Olympic

Hey everyone,

I thought you may like to see my newest, a mid-80s Nishiki Olympic. It does not say "Olympic 12" as most I've seen do, although it is a 2x6 drivetrain.

The DT shifters are a bit...
08-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

This was kind of a strange one - most of the...

This was kind of a strange one - most of the components showed signs of pretty bad corrosion, but the frame itself ended up being very clean.

That said, I don't think the old Exage Mountain...
08-22-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cheseldine

Pics moved to first post

Pics moved to first post
08-22-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,278
Posted By Cheseldine

I've had really good luck doing the following: ...

I've had really good luck doing the following:

Use Mother's Mag Polish on a microfiber cloth to buff first - this is aggressive enough to remove most scratches and can be found cheaply at many...
08-22-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,562
Posted By Cheseldine

Best of luck to everyone participating! This...

Best of luck to everyone participating! This looks like an awesome event, and I wish I was in shape enough and had the time for it this year. Hopefully by next year I'll be able to join you all. Dave...
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