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11-24-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,362
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Posted By Crossthreaded88

Nice day by the bay it's good to be alive and...

Nice day by the bay it's good to be alive and enjoying yourself in these times.
So you pretty much did everything that I would never do and that's totally cool everyone is their own Captain and sets...
11-23-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 475,083
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Okay shifter not shifters I see. How did you get...

Okay shifter not shifters I see. How did you get the V-brakes to line up with the 700 wheels?
11-23-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 475,083
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Kind of cool the way it is. I wouldn't have...

Kind of cool the way it is. I wouldn't have thought that combo would work but it does and quite well I'd say. I would be tempted to leave it that way and find another frame to base a klunker on....
11-23-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 475,083
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Custom for a purple lover

I had a request from a neighbor who loved everything purple. She found me outside wrenching on my own bike and asked if such a thing existed, a very purple bike. I took it as a challenge and found a...
11-23-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,816
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Your Simple is I believe the latest model and my...

Your Simple is I believe the latest model and my Simple 7 was the middle model and the twin bar was the first model. I like them all but the first model felt the lightest to me. It is a head turner...
11-23-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By Crossthreaded88

So some good advice thanks, coming from someone...

So some good advice thanks, coming from someone who owns one your advice carries a little more weight than some of the others. I have to make it ride worthy I think to get the best dollar. To have a...
11-21-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,816
Posted By Crossthreaded88

This was my Giant Simple 7 and I wish I had never...

This was my Giant Simple 7 and I wish I had never sold it. Lightweight easy to pedal and I guess stylish although that never mattered to me. I did end up getting an older one with twin top bars and I...
11-21-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By Crossthreaded88

You get the prize :thumb:

You get the prize :thumb:
11-21-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Chain may be able to be saved the seat is a Lycra...

Chain may be able to be saved the seat is a Lycra mess. It was born high end $900 MSRP in '93 I'd say that's high end. I did get it cheap that's what I meant to imply. Brooks seat, Schwabe tires, and...
11-21-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Apologies for no picture hadn't downloaded at...

Apologies for no picture hadn't downloaded at time of posting. Seat is a goner Lycra fabric torn. Tires have split sidewalls. Bar wrap torn. Chain is just crusty. Housings split and rusted.
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11-21-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By Crossthreaded88

What to do with XO-2?

I have a 1993 Bridgestone XO-2 53cm 26" wheeled road bike. Fell from the sky into my lap. All original with seat, tires, chain, bar wrap, cables and housing all shot. Looks like it was ridden very...
06-05-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Nice amount of varied answers. Wasn't ready for...

Nice amount of varied answers. Wasn't ready for the haters. Just blowing off some steam I suppose. Yes I'm a wrench and my complaint arose from a customer who said I didn't fix his bike correctly...
04-20-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Sick of Explaining Chain Twist

I don't know about everyone else but if I never have to explain chain twist or cross chaining that will be just fine. I'm sick of telling noobs that a bike does not shift like a car. Especially with...
03-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 42,204
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Okay you're on a tight budget so modified usually...

Okay you're on a tight budget so modified usually means expensive. I've done countless mountain to cruiser conversions and they are not cheap. We're talking the need to replace the stem,bars,and 4...
03-02-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Crossthreaded88

So you said "Cruiser" and to me that means 26 x...

So you said "Cruiser" and to me that means 26 x 2.125 so 2 in. is the natural choice unless you want to run skinny tires like the Thickslick that are so trendy. Fat tire for a fat ride I always say...
03-02-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,868
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Yes I did as a matter of fact! 2 1/2 years later...

Yes I did as a matter of fact! 2 1/2 years later I still have the ticket for the item and place purchased. Shimano Tourney A070, A073 STI Lever Hoods, Black ...
02-17-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,402
Posted By Crossthreaded88

I have a Priority Classic 26 inch wheel single...

I have a Priority Classic 26 inch wheel single speed beach cruiser, so it's not the same as the bike you are asking about, and I really like it! East Coast company that wanted to build a beach bike...
02-17-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,107
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Sorry for the long response time. Yes it shifted...

Sorry for the long response time. Yes it shifted very well and yes that was a six speed friction shifter. Also came with a ground down nail for a shifting rod in the rear Nexus hub but I had a spare...
12-16-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,107
Posted By Crossthreaded88

90% of these bikes are way too clean and not what...

90% of these bikes are way too clean and not what I think of when talking a about a true Heinz 57 junk build. I know the majority of people on C&V are expensive road bike enthusiasts which shows as...
11-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Maybe Gush was the wrong word

I think it was a guy in the "saved from the dump" section bragging about scoring a vintage Puch with all Campy on it. From the responses he got from other forum members it sounded like they were...
11-14-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,335
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Troxel huh? I always called those "cake seats"...

Troxel huh? I always called those "cake seats" because they looked like a iced cake with right angles and uniform thickness. The only Troxels I remember were beige or tan with a diamond pattern on...
11-14-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Puch Meteor Luxe

Just found a Puch Meteor Luxe on CL and went to see it and the guy only wanted $40 for it. I don't know much about vintage foreign 10 speeds outside of Peugeot, Motobecane, Nishiki, and the other big...
10-03-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crossthreaded88

So low and behold I have that exact removal in my...

So low and behold I have that exact removal in my tool box all these years and just though it was for a regular freewheel I have one for quick release axles and one that is very thin walled that...
10-03-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crossthreaded88

No Schwinn Suburban men's large frame, fenders,...

No Schwinn Suburban men's large frame, fenders, and swept back bars.
10-03-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crossthreaded88

You are correct that I have no stock gear cluster...

You are correct that I have no stock gear cluster and yes it takes a special tool to remove. I agree a NOS part should thread on and tighten with a chain whip.
09-30-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,497
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Here's a discontinued Phat Tribal with a pretty...

Here's a discontinued Phat Tribal with a pretty big honkin frame it is great for 6'2" and I'm sure taller. The wide rims and 26 x 2.50 tires help too if you tip the scales in a large way. Totally...
09-30-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 475,083
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Made some nice ones this summer

Good summer turned out a few nice ones.
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09-30-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Secret is....

Can't thank you enough I could not find the part anywhere using FFS rear freewheel as the search topic. You'd think that eBay would be sophisticated enough to figure out what I was asking for but as...
09-29-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Absolute spot on response thank you. I do not...

Absolute spot on response thank you. I do not have the original freewheel so I never knew it would "freewheel" in extreme cases. FFS is what I'm looking for. Also I tried a standard freewheel it...
09-29-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Fixed Rear Gear Cluster

So I have an old Schwinn frame, touring style 27" wheeled, with a very strange freewheeling bottom bracket. The original rear 5 speed gear cluster was fixed in place and did not "freewheel" so when...
01-29-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Schwinn codes confusing please clarify

I would first like to say that I did some preliminary research and came away with more questions than answers. I know that a fair number of frequent C&V contributors are road bike enthusiasts and...
11-04-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Well I have two projects in the works a GT frame...

Well I have two projects in the works a GT frame and fork and a Dyno cruiser frame, fork, fenders, and chain-guard. The GT is a odd model of a Streamliner with a Nexus 3 speed with a Gates belt drive...
10-30-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Paint or powder coat?

I've painted a couple dozen or so bikes in my life and I've never had a bigger headache in my life. I love flat paint jobs because flat doesn't run near as bad as gloss. I've kind of developed a...
10-22-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,009
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Heinz 57 now 58

I appreciate that you work with what you have but those bikes are total Frankenstein's. I believe those are fixie wheels (700c) on a Electra cruiser (26x2.125) and I think I remember you saying the...
10-22-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,125
Posted By Crossthreaded88

There is one on youtube where the guys set up a...

There is one on youtube where the guys set up a sting with a bait bike behind a bar that had several bikes stolen from. They hid on the rooftops with fully charged paintball guns with frozen...
10-20-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 475,083
Posted By Crossthreaded88

1980 Schwinn Cruiser

Here's a classic I scored today. Not completely stock but it has good bones and I don't think there's much to do to it. Primo BMX pedals, cool Wald fenderette's, lock on grips, sweet SR seat (with a...
10-20-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 475,083
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Hey I think that is a recall from Shimano. I had...

Hey I think that is a recall from Shimano. I had one that did that and the Electra shop gave me a new brake part, the round brake pad if you will, and with a very delicate procedure it was good as...
10-20-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By Crossthreaded88

First off please say you didn't trash the old...

First off please say you didn't trash the old wheels! I have run across front wheels with widths less than 100mm, which is the norm as some have said, and they were older 26x1 3/8. It's hard to say...
10-08-18, 11:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,638
Posted By Crossthreaded88

How Many You Want To See

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Made this for a friend who wanted to be seen at night.
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09-10-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By Crossthreaded88

I've had the same problem many times and I'm...

I've had the same problem many times and I'm sorry to say it was a different culprit each time. Get the obvious stuff out of the way right away. What kind of derailleur are you using and is it...
09-10-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,009
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Say what?

Hey guess I need to know some facts first. Is the 3 speed wheel damaged in some way and inoperable? That is probably the only reason l can think of that I would make that modification or lack of...
09-10-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,058
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Bike Snobs in Beach Cruisers?

Hey it's just my opinion with more miles on a cruiser than you are alive (most likely by the way you talk and insult other members) these tires are not "crappy" they are totally suitable for a bar...
09-01-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,058
Posted By Crossthreaded88

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09-01-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By Crossthreaded88

I guess somebody was just pulling your tentacle...

I guess somebody was just pulling your tentacle huh?
09-01-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14,819
Views: 3,604,855
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Dr. Frankenstein I presume?

Nice day today saw a truck full of bikes going down the road, I mean full like 35 bikes stacked three high. I couldn't resist finding out more about them so I pulled along side and asked the guy,...
07-10-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,350
Posted By Crossthreaded88

Talking I haven't seen an apology for misquoting you yet...

I haven't seen an apology for misquoting you yet the posts are plain to see maybe he has to upgrade to a $1000 computer!
07-10-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,806
Posted By Crossthreaded88

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07-02-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,806
Posted By Crossthreaded88

There is actually a lot of choices out there, at...

There is actually a lot of choices out there, at least 3 different straight springers and the 30 inch rigid tube style. Black looks fine but chrome just seems to have the right smack as it were....
07-01-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,806
Posted By Crossthreaded88

I have quite the Dyno collection but it was easy...

I have quite the Dyno collection but it was easy to let this one go because the Roadster is all about look and style and not really about comfort. I thought it was a little hard to ride but I guess...
06-18-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,310
Posted By Crossthreaded88

This is the only thing you said that I agree...

This is the only thing you said that I agree with. You look down your nose at trust fund kidults but own a bike costing north of $3000. Oh the poor Chinese people boo-who like you ever lost sleep...
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