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Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By owen006

http://www.unlikelywords.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://www.unlikelywords.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Yao-Ming-Bike.jpg

Wow! Yao Ming would have a long way to fall from that bike.
Forum: Commuting
12-19-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By owen006

LeBron James: Bike commuter

Possible the tallest bike commuter?

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/12/lebron-james-bike-rides-to-miami-heat-games-to-stay-in-shape/
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By owen006

I lucked up on my Steyr. A guy not far from me...

I lucked up on my Steyr. A guy not far from me gets old bike to refurbish, mostly big box store types, but I go by when I don't have a project to see what he has...and he had this lugged steel steed...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By owen006

Thanks, I may tinker some more when I have the...

Thanks, I may tinker some more when I have the time.
09-20-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By owen006

I like the Shimano 1055/6 -105 series. Here is my...

I like the Shimano 1055/6 -105 series. Here is my wife's 1985 Club Fuji with all Shimano 105 components except for 600 2x8 STI. New old stock Sun Venus rims that were my first wheel build.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By owen006

Rode with front fork light mount on Wednesday...

Rode with front fork light mount on Wednesday morning 6-7 am. Liked the light closer to the rode. Did not like the shadow that the tire made between the 10-11 o'clock radius. Would work if light was...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By owen006

Have not had the need to ride in wet conditions...

Have not had the need to ride in wet conditions yet. Recommendations on more front coverage?
Forum: Commuting
09-18-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By owen006

Agreed. The bars are way up there. Would like a...

Agreed. The bars are way up there. Would like a shorter stem and then I could have better reach with out the bars tilted up so.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By owen006

Thanks all. Yes, my Night Rider cordless mini...

Thanks all. Yes, my Night Rider cordless mini Newt is mounted on the fork via a reflector mount, lag bolt several washers a piece of 1" aluminum tubing and lock washers and nuts. I have not tried it...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-12, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By owen006

My finally finished new/old commuter

Finally finished my parts on hand commuter (only had to buy tires, tubes, and shifter inner cables). It is a 1971ish Steyr/Puch Clubman. . I wanted a bike that was comfy, highly visible with fenders...
09-17-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By owen006

I have riden to work twice-44 total miles. The...

I have riden to work twice-44 total miles. The bike handles very well and is smother than the 1991 Paramount I had been using as my commuter. So far so good. Still tweaking here and there. Not real...
09-17-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By owen006

Finished product: Steyr Clubman 1971ish commuter...

Finished product: Steyr Clubman 1971ish commuter

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q553/owen006/Steyr%20Commuter/SteyrCommuterFull.jpg
...
09-14-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 34,925
Posted By owen006

Wife's 1985 Club Fuji ...

Wife's 1985 Club Fuji

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q553/owen006/ClubFujiII.jpg
09-09-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,371
Posted By owen006

Thanks Chicago Al. It will be a while, have...

Thanks Chicago Al. It will be a while, have another bike I am currently working on, but I will post pictures when I finish working on my HR Cruz.
09-07-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By owen006

Congratulations! The Raleigh looks great. Just...

Congratulations! The Raleigh looks great. Just ride for a while, read the post, and upgrade when you find bargains. Once you start upgrading, it is hard to stop.
09-07-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,371
Posted By owen006

Specialized HardRock Cruz matches up most closely...

Specialized HardRock Cruz matches up most closely to a 1991 according to the German Specialized Catalogs I found on the link below. It is the only year I specifically see the Cruz as a HardRock...
09-07-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,727
Posted By owen006

Specialized HardRock Cruz matches up most closely...

Specialized HardRock Cruz matches up most closely to a 1991 according to the German Specialized Catalogs I found on the link below. It is the only year I specifically see the Cruz as a HardRock...
09-06-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,371
Posted By owen006

Thanks, I actually have a set of those tires just...

Thanks, I actually have a set of those tires just waiting to be installed.
09-06-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,727
Posted By owen006

Specialized Hard Rock Cruz ID

I have purchased what I believe to be a 1991ish Specialized HardRock Cruz. It has all 7 speed SunTour XCT components and Araya Wheels. Serial Number is MOK 85678. It has a Direct Drive Off Road Tange...
09-05-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,371
Posted By owen006

Specialized HardRock Cruz identification

Posted a want to buy a while back to try and find a steel frame to make a wet weather commuter. Several people have been gracious to offer some nice frames for this project, but most were a little...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15,431
Views: 11,484,547
Posted By owen006

Will brag a little of my good fortune. I got the...

Will brag a little of my good fortune. I got the Paramount from a guy who was moving from Alabama to Washington State. He bought the bike new in Florida in 1992 and had ridden it a total of less...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15,431
Views: 11,484,547
Posted By owen006

What I love about this thread...No mention of...

What I love about this thread...No mention of seat to bar drop.

Function and comfort.

Current commuter: Paramount PDG Series 5
...
08-24-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By owen006

Emailed the seller after auction end and bike...

Emailed the seller after auction end and bike didn't sell, inquiring about the local bike shop option to pack and ship. I will see what he says.
08-24-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By owen006

I looked over the facilitators list and did not...

I looked over the facilitators list and did not see any listed for NH. But if they are any out there...let me know.

Thanks
08-24-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By owen006

1991 Schwinn Voyageur

For sale on thebay now for $150. Local pickup only in Hamton, NH. 54cm Double butted Tange CrMo with all the braze-ons and bar-end shifter, Suntour. Looks as if the bike was never ridden.

Wished I...
Forum: Touring
08-24-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,828
Posted By owen006

1991 Schwinn Voyageur

For sale on thebay now for $150. Local pickup only in Hamton, NH. 54cm Double butted Tange CrMo with all the braze-ons and bar-end shifter, Suntour. Looks as if the bike was never ridden.

Wished...
08-21-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By owen006

From Panasonic Bicycle Virtual Museum ...

From Panasonic Bicycle Virtual Museum http://panasonicbikemuseum.info/

Panasonic bikes hiding behind other labels…
You may be surprised to learn that Schwinn, Raleigh, Royce Union, Suteki,...
08-21-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By owen006

Who all did Panasonic make bikes for?

I have been searching somewhat for a lugged steel touring style bike. I have come across what seems like several bicycyles that were made by Panasonic for other bike brands, Schwinn for example. Who...
08-15-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,995
Posted By owen006

I have a 1991 PDG Series 5 Paramount that I...

I have a 1991 PDG Series 5 Paramount that I really like. It is Tange OS with Shimao 105 bits. I also had a 2000 Fuji Newest for a while that was True Temper DB Tig welded steel. I also like all the...
08-14-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By owen006

Thanks for the responses. I understand that the...

Thanks for the responses. I understand that the fork has much curvature in the last third of the blade but the blades do not angle from the crown, so the rake is not as pronounced as it appears. ...
08-14-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By owen006

Thanks, Sounds good. I ride some rough rural road...

Thanks, Sounds good. I ride some rough rural road that are mostly filled pot holes in a previous tar and gravel road bed. I am hoping the longer wheelbase steel frame and wider tires will smooth out...
08-14-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By owen006

Tell me more about the brushed aluminum finish....

Tell me more about the brushed aluminum finish. Do you have any pictures?
Thanks,
08-14-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By owen006

Vintage Fork Rake question

This is a 1971 Steyr Clubman. I am working towards making this a rainy day commuter. I have stock fenders and rack that came with the bike. What can I expect from the way raked fork? Will it steer...
07-29-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By owen006

I used a bike fork in a block of wood for the...

I used a bike fork in a block of wood for the front and a bike on it's handlebars and seat for the rear. I lined the wheels up and use a zip tie cut to length around the fork and chain stay to true...
07-29-12, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By owen006

First wheel build: Shimano 105 and Sun Venus

Built my first set of wheels. NOS Sun Venus rims with Shimano 105 hubs (1056 models). Thanks to Sheldon Brown's online help.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q553/owen006/Wheels/Venusbuild.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,083
Posted By owen006

If you can really be patient enough to work on...

If you can really be patient enough to work on the bike for 6 months, you should find some good deals. Look on BikeForums: For Sale and Sales under the road cycling forum Craigslist and thebay for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By owen006

Thanks for all the input. A lot of good info.

Thanks for all the input. A lot of good info.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By owen006

There is your niche, you should produce a custom...

There is your niche, you should produce a custom line of bikes for people like yourself who need an extra long top tube. You can throw in the stick for computer beating with every bike purchased.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By owen006

That is what I am doing now. My wife has...

That is what I am doing now. My wife has progressed from a Giant Sedona Hybrid to one of my old road bikes. I did the Competitive Cyclist fit on both of us. Surprise, my bike fits me but my old...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By owen006

Competitive Cyclist Fit Calculator: Thoughts

What are your thoughts about Competitive Cyclist Fit Calculator? I tried it out and CC’s fit measurements corresponded well to the bikes I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 06:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,609
Posted By owen006

Scattante xrl comp

$170 Frame, fork, seat post, head set- on sale Performance
$160 Wheels - on sale Performance
$50 box of parts from CL - seat, brakes, stem
$75 105 8 speed group and Blackburn bottle cages off CL...
04-11-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 102,191
Posted By owen006

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q553/owen006/S...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q553/owen006/Scattanteweb.jpg
04-11-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By owen006

TEST...

TEST http://s1163.photobucket.com/albums/q553/owen006/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By owen006

I was actually going to do a flat bar, but I did...

I was actually going to do a flat bar, but I did not have a good stem on hand that would work. I also thought about the crossbrakes/inline brake levers, but I had a spare set of mountain bike levers....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By owen006

24" wheels girls road bike

Eight year old daughter just went for a 2 mile jaunt on her new road bike. Wife said it went well, only a little wobble when she had an itch. Daughter said it was much easier to climb hills with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,478
Posted By owen006

Scattante aka NOIR

My Black re badged Scattante NOIR

noir (nwär)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the film noir genre.
2. Of or relating to a genre of crime literature featuring tough, cynical characters and bleak...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,871
Posted By owen006

So, did the original poster ever get a bike or...

So, did the original poster ever get a bike or two bikes?
12-09-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,283
Posted By owen006

Here is a link to Waterford Bicycles website....

Here is a link to Waterford Bicycles website. They have Schwinn catalogs scanned. You can look through them. I don't believe they have any 94 PDG Paramounts and the ones they did make changed to...
Forum: Introductions
11-17-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By owen006

Welcome and enjoy your Michigan rides. ...

Welcome and enjoy your Michigan rides.

owen006
Forum: Introductions
11-09-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By owen006

Good luck chasing your dream Mike.

Good luck chasing your dream Mike.
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