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05-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,197
Posted By panzerwagon

Sounds like someone else is getting to the dump...

Sounds like someone else is getting to the dump first :)
04-21-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By panzerwagon

True true. I think at this point OP has no choice...

True true. I think at this point OP has no choice but to buy both :-D

(feel the N+1 flow through you...)
04-21-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By panzerwagon

Oooh, the late 80s Deore group is one of my...

Oooh, the late 80s Deore group is one of my favorites! I sincerely doubt the components on that 730 will top this ;-)

Source: several of my bikes came stock with deore, which from what I recall...
04-20-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By panzerwagon

Is that the Nishiki with the funny looking...

Is that the Nishiki with the funny looking E-stays?
In general, my suggestion would be to ride both and see which one stands out. Other factors would include condition of frame/components and scope...
04-09-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By panzerwagon

Early Miyata prototype of STB tubing (Splined...

Early Miyata prototype of STB tubing (Splined Triple Body-weight)
04-08-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By panzerwagon

Nice family picnic. Love those twenties! My first...

Nice family picnic. Love those twenties! My first bike was an early 70s green one, handed down from a sibling.
03-31-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,389
Posted By panzerwagon

Since itís already packed, you might as well ship...

Since itís already packed, you might as well ship it to me for safe-keeping, you know, just in case. I may even assemble it for you and test ride it for a few thousand km, just to be sure itís...
03-29-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,444
Posted By panzerwagon

Many are experiencing similar these days, the...

Many are experiencing similar these days, the cruel march of time notwithstanding. Some days might be better than others, but the advice above is sound. I myself have had to step back, recharge, find...
03-23-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By panzerwagon

OP: "I have 5 vintage bicycles..." BF: "The...

OP: "I have 5 vintage bicycles..."
BF: "The nice thing about the small variety you have..."

I kid of course, but I can't help but laugh/cry at myself. Joined bikeforums with a single bike. Years...
03-02-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By panzerwagon

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/582x428/image_69aeb69db2166865e1aace53f5015033d4488176.png
02-22-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By panzerwagon

I mixed a couple different shades of orange from...

I mixed a couple different shades of orange from Testorís hobby enamel line. I donít remember the shades, but they have quite a selection. Take your fork to a nearby hobby shop to matchó you might...
01-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By panzerwagon

Love to use my ultrasonic cleaner on both bike...

Love to use my ultrasonic cleaner on both bike and vintage car parts, and it works fairly well.

I use a very diluted solution of either regular simple green (for tougher stuff) or simple green...
01-10-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,732
Posted By panzerwagon

Beautiful! It really is hard to go wrong with any...

Beautiful! It really is hard to go wrong with any bike from that era of trek.
01-07-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

Those goalposts must be using that 30 year old...

Those goalposts must be using that 30 year old campy grease I saw on the auction site.

Iím giving up so I donít end up like this guy:
...
01-07-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

I, for one, find the subject matter interesting...

I, for one, find the subject matter interesting enough, just don't prefer it come from Zeus himself, having recently descended from Olympus looking to quell some strawman deeply rooted belief I never...
01-06-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

So why do you think they advertise themselves as...

So why do you think they advertise themselves as "Exporters and Manufacturers of Bicycles, Parts and Accessories" in their actual advert from 1952?
01-06-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

Hammer the shim or the mechanic? Presumably the...

Hammer the shim or the mechanic? Presumably the beer can had already been emptied.
01-05-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

"It's passed on! This thread is no more! It has...

"It's passed on! This thread is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet it's maker! This is a late thread! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed it...
01-05-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By panzerwagon

Ha! Yes, it does look like one doesn't it? ...

Ha! Yes, it does look like one doesn't it?
This is how it's used:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/785x785/1609867486_5d5ecf7a9d954e38cf63efc57e0ae65f6833c453.jpeg
Nitto 4...
01-04-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

You see, this is where youíre demonstrably...

You see, this is where youíre demonstrably incorrect. I joined bikeforums specifically seeking the Cliffs Notes explanations and solutions to my problems, some of which are even related to bicycles....
01-02-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,670
Posted By panzerwagon

Eerily similar to my disposition these days. In...

Eerily similar to my disposition these days. In my case, sanity hangs in the balance. Plug away and please take us along for the ride. 🙂
12-31-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,535
Posted By panzerwagon

This is ridiculously subjective, but bikes...

This is ridiculously subjective, but bikes painted black. The palette of available colors is so vast, that choosing black makes utterly no sense to me. The same issue exists in cars today. Just...
12-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

It just occurred to me such a device would be...

It just occurred to me such a device would be perfect for tracking my pandemic mileage...
12-30-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,159
Posted By panzerwagon

My money is still on pandemic-isolation-induced...

My money is still on pandemic-isolation-induced psychosis. I mean, I finally saw my dear neighbor after months and could only manage a few guttural sounds. Post-pandemic we all need to re-learn how...
12-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By panzerwagon

I just want to point out that my 1055 hub...

I just want to point out that my 1055 hub originally came with the dual UG/HG compatible bodies, with threads for both UG and HG cassettes. OPís photo is not inconsistent with that type.

Iíve also...
12-15-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 64,135
Posted By panzerwagon

Posterity or poseurity

Couple frames getting some antiviral vitamin D treatment.
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11-19-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,251
Posted By panzerwagon

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e209c095_ea3f_404e_a45a_1e292b4cc33a_acda2a3bf1894ba64f29406e2daa5ad714f3fc35.jpeg
Purchased from a metalwork artist at a street...
11-13-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,447
Posted By panzerwagon

My end goal you ask? Itís whatever fantasy Iíve...

My end goal you ask? Itís whatever fantasy Iíve conjured in my head that fully explains and justifies the irrational decision-making in my life.
11-09-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,714
Posted By panzerwagon

Weak spot? That would imply strength elsewhere....

Weak spot? That would imply strength elsewhere. Instead, I have strong spots. Everywhere else is weakness, hoarding unfinished desires until they become a magnificent rookery of albatross, always...
10-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By panzerwagon

Same, but instead of a screwdriver, I use a thin...

Same, but instead of a screwdriver, I use a thin flat-tipped punch/drift. Effective at spreading the impact to a broader surface and less likely to slip or scratch. Alternate hits on either side of...
10-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,830
Posted By panzerwagon

For the record, I like the socks. ďWool me once,...

For the record, I like the socks. ďWool me once, shame on you. Wool me twice, get a matching pair, and you wonít go pulling the wool over us again.Ē

Iíll let myself out.
10-16-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,830
Posted By panzerwagon

No cleats? Thatís it?? You dragged us all through...

No cleats? Thatís it?? You dragged us all through this thread for sheer cleatlessness?? Not just your shoes that need traction.... 😑
10-16-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,830
Posted By panzerwagon

Its obvious you skipped a bunch of holes when...

Its obvious you skipped a bunch of holes when lacing up your shoes. Proper lacing is critical. Tons of unused holes there on the side of the shoe.
10-12-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61,505
Views: 9,278,743
Posted By panzerwagon

Bonus tasty elastomer-infused snack for the road....

Bonus tasty elastomer-infused snack for the road. If only I could send it directly to my joints.
10-11-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61,505
Views: 9,278,743
Posted By panzerwagon

More cursed white painted components. Please make...

More cursed white painted components. Please make it stop. Use this brakeset.

https://austin.craigslist.org/bop/d/cedar-park-vintage-modolo-team-brake/7200463951.htm...
10-11-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 61,505
Views: 9,278,743
Posted By panzerwagon

Yes, but the important point is that the bent arm...

Yes, but the important point is that the bent arm looks worse in white (probably functions worse too, mainly due to the white paint).
10-04-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By panzerwagon

Thanks for the kind offer. On further reflection,...

Thanks for the kind offer. On further reflection, I think Iím going to wait until I have the project underway and headset apart before deciding how to proceed. Appreciate the help and GLWS.
07-24-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,386
Posted By panzerwagon

1992 Trek 790 Multitrack. Lugged, chromoly, 135mm...

1992 Trek 790 Multitrack. Lugged, chromoly, 135mm rear dropout, 700c wheels, canti brakes, tyres as wide as you want... Iím sure other hybrids of that era will also suffice.
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07-19-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By panzerwagon

Iíve had the opposite experience. I started out...

Iíve had the opposite experience. I started out knowing everything about bicycles. Now I know nothing. Thanks a lot you guys!
02-18-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,594
Posted By panzerwagon

Given I have that exact bike and ride it to work...

Given I have that exact bike and ride it to work most days, I suspect this may be a scary glimpse into my future.
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