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05-06-19, 05:36 PM
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Posted By okane

FBOATSB Tried numerous times to send you a pm but...

FBOATSB Tried numerous times to send you a pm but at my end showing they don't even exist. Try to pm me again or post here if you don't hear from me.
05-02-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By okane

Trexleertown fire house show

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08-18-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By okane

Sorry for delay in replying.....parkinsons bad...

Sorry for delay in replying.....parkinsons bad last couple days and i couldn't keyboard.

Tires just seemed different somehow. Don't have any experience with 20" size and those I've seen were much...
08-16-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By okane

IN my area World Sports are commonplace and step...

IN my area World Sports are commonplace and step thru models with low mileage are often available for $20 or less. If you have the crank puller parts swap is easy and takes less than an hour. I have...
08-16-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By okane

Tires for what bike???

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Have not see these before and don't think they are the "standard" 20" size.

Anyone...
06-14-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,754
Posted By okane

Kids bubble blowing solution. Got mine at the...

Kids bubble blowing solution. Got mine at the Dollar Store and don't remember how much I paid. :foo:

Dip a 3/4" paint brush in the container and run it around the beads (both sides), inflate
05-09-18, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,829
Posted By okane

Thanks for the compliment. Getting close to 1000...

Thanks for the compliment. Getting close to 1000 miles on it with no issues. When I got the hub it was laced to a Schwinn steel wheel and it was almost bone dry. Added, or I should say, put in some...
05-09-18, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,829
Posted By okane

Will do. Weather here has been abysmal for the...

Will do. Weather here has been abysmal for the past few months: ice, snow, heavy rains, and high winds blowing all types of debris on the road so I didn't have the heart to take it out for it's...
05-08-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,829
Posted By okane

My Speedster

I laced a SA 3 speed hub to a set of 27" alloys and used "plastic" fenders. Bike rides great. No mods required except homemade "extenders" on the fender stays and I found white walls which to my...
05-03-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By okane

If you see anything you like, we can talk about...

If you see anything you like, we can talk about pricing. https://thecabe.com/forum/styles/default/xenforo/clear.png Now's the time cause I don' plan on bringing everything.

And don't forget about...
05-02-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By okane

Trexlertown Here I Come with FREE SADDLE

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Saturday is the big show at the Velodrome. Am bringing a few things that might...
04-27-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By okane

Thanks....the diagram was precisely what I was...

Thanks....the diagram was precisely what I was looking for. I have plenty of cable on hand so no problem there.
04-27-18, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By okane

Shamano Shifter

Wanted to replace the shifter cable on a neighbors Raleigh SC 7 but can't find any info on the shifter. Searched for an hour and the only thing I found was a dead end link to some fleabay non...
04-02-18, 03:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,368
Posted By okane

I use a small (about 10" wide and 8" deep) round...

I use a small (about 10" wide and 8" deep) round metal container with a lid that clamps tight and an internal lift up grate sold as a parts washer by Harbor Freight. Filled it half way with auto...
04-02-18, 03:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By okane

Again, thanks for continuing suggestions. In the...

Again, thanks for continuing suggestions. In the next day or two I'll to hold caliper in down position and tighten as my first attempt at fix. My daughter is home for the Easter Holiday and haven't...
03-31-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By okane

Could you elaborate on this a bit...I'm not sure...

Could you elaborate on this a bit...I'm not sure I understand. Thanks.
03-31-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By okane

First, thanks for all the info. I have...

First, thanks for all the info.

I have spinal stenosis and the first thing I did to the bike was install a riser bar, new brake levers, and a Shimano trigger shifter and compatible drs. Works...
03-30-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By okane

I tightened it the point I felt I was getting...

I tightened it the point I felt I was getting close to torque limit....worked ok on the stand but when riding it moves.
03-30-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By okane

Is the bike junk or no?

I have this World Sport (no laughter please...I like em!) a while back and in getting it ready for the road I noticed that the hole in the break bridge for the caliper is ovalized just enough do that...
01-21-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By okane

If the cups are good (no pits, etc.) I see no...

If the cups are good (no pits, etc.) I see no reason to remove them as they are easily cleaned and greased while still on the bike.
12-10-17, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By okane

Thanks.

Thanks.
12-09-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By okane

Caliper brake adapter

Does anyone have an image of, or can direct me to an image of this adapter mounted on a bike?
11-28-17, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By okane

Looks like a Murray made middle weight. Serial...

Looks like a Murray made middle weight. Serial number should begin with MO
10-29-17, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By okane

Have seen a number of Shimano shifters with a...

Have seen a number of Shimano shifters with a broken plastic cable stop at the trigger end. They later upgraded to a metal one.

OP doesn't say, but if this plastic piece is broken, cable flops...
10-29-17, 03:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,127
Posted By okane

Filing off the lips is easy but getting them back...

Filing off the lips is easy but getting them back on could be tough.:foo:

Like most of us I have had many bikes over the years and as I acquire new a stable mate, I sell one.

Perhaps I'm too...
10-05-17, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By okane

I've found wd 40 to be just about useless as a...

I've found wd 40 to be just about useless as a penetrant. Try PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench, or some other type. WD is might quiet a squeaky door hinge for a while but not appropriate for tough jobs.
09-28-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By okane

Trexlertown Saturday...Bringing anything?

Wha-cha got? Not set up but looking to sell a 1988 (I believe) World Sport. Very nice condition with new tires. Double butted chro mo main tubes, Suntour accu-shift. Pedals, seat, bar wrap like...
09-25-17, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By okane

If it was my bike, winter rat or not, I would...

If it was my bike, winter rat or not, I would wire brush the whole area around the BB and the drops. Only way to get a handle on how bad the rust is. It looks pitted and to my way of thinking,...
09-18-17, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By okane

In my early 20's I was riding a Raleigh on the...

In my early 20's I was riding a Raleigh on the Gettysburg Battlefield Bike Tour route and a psycho in a pickup truck ran me off the road into a field. Riders behind me saw him whip the wheel to the...
09-15-17, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By okane

My favorite is this site. I download info from...

My favorite is this site. I download info from here onto a flash drive under appropriate categories.

If a diagram or lengthy procedure involved I can print out and take to the work bench. ...
08-29-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,664
Posted By okane

The easiest coaster brake to service. Get...

The easiest coaster brake to service.

Get rid of all that old grease, clean and relube. In the absence of any obviously worn or broken parts, a few minutes of "dirty work" and fresh grease will...
08-21-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By okane

Thanks for the replies....will put them on the...

Thanks for the replies....will put them on the table at $10 next bike show.
08-21-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By okane

School me on pedals please

These were on a 90's road bike I purchased recently. Unfortunately I can't use this type of pedal due to physical abnormalities.

Are they still useful or sellable? Some nicks/scrapes but appear...
08-09-17, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By okane

My Rabeneick

3 spd coaster brake, stainless wheels/fenders. Certainly not interned for anything other than recreation or commuting.

Rides/shifts well. I added from caliper brake as I like them better than...
08-07-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By okane

Me too

"disintegrating spine & stenosis of the spine, amung (unfortunately) other conditions)"....sounds like me, but I will wear out before I rust out. Doc told me I would probably be in a wheel chair by...
Forum: Foo
08-01-17, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,245
Posted By okane

I believe what you say is true. I gave up...

I believe what you say is true.

I gave up hunting many years ago because I started to feel like a sob every time I killed something. I only killed what I would eat and I was proud of my ability...
08-01-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By okane

Just got through fixing a ticking problem from...

Just got through fixing a ticking problem from the front wheel.

The speedo magnet was making "slight" contact with the sending unit. I only moved it a fraction and noise stopped

Weird in that...
08-01-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By okane

You should also have a washer (plastic or brass)...

You should also have a washer (plastic or brass) between the caliper arms, between the inner caliper and the spring (usually metal, and between the caliper and two outer nuts that hold the caliper...
07-28-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By okane

Your problem could be that someone replaced the...

Your problem could be that someone replaced the original rubber with a newer tire with a higher psi rating.

I believe the Phantom did not have a hooked rim wheel which means a tire in some...
07-28-17, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17,466
Views: 2,690,743
Posted By okane

A new price benchmark for a Breeze! "I seen one...

A new price benchmark for a Breeze! "I seen one on the internet and their gettin' $1000 for it!"
07-28-17, 05:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,475
Posted By okane

Back in the 1960's I got a new Schwinn Typhoon...

Back in the 1960's I got a new Schwinn Typhoon (their cheapest model) to use on my paper route. Made $5 per week and paid off the bike in about 3 months.

First mod I made was to loose the...
07-28-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,394
Posted By okane

Consider yourself lucky if you get any grease at...

Consider yourself lucky if you get any grease at all! Got 2 bikes in the past couple of years with no grease in one or more bearing assemblies on box store type bikes which makes it difficult to...
07-28-17, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 279,866
Posted By okane

Jamis Boss

Had this for a number of years and have decided to sell it (hopefully at Trexlertown or before) so I took a few pics.

Amazing original condition for a 1980 including Sand Jam tires, 2 way pedals,...
07-24-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By okane

I done this many times with different types of...

I done this many times with different types of vintage bikes. Sometimes a little light lube like the infamous wd40 enables the ferrule to slide on easier.
07-07-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By okane

"touch of resistance in the bearings" to me means...

"touch of resistance in the bearings" to me means too tight.

With proper adjustment it should move smoothly with no drag, notches or looseness as described above.

Sometimes it comes easy and...
07-07-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By okane

I am hoarder

At a yard sale recently I found 17 brand new still in the box 27 1/4" tubes at $1 each....I bought em all.

Last year Sears had a clearance sale on balloon tires at $5....I bought em all (6) as I...
06-30-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By okane

Thanks to all who replied...just the kind of info...

Thanks to all who replied...just the kind of info I was looking for. I will do a few test rides to see how it fits, then if ok pending what I find during teardown, I'll do a complete rebuild and...
06-27-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By okane

My spelling/keyboarding skills are not very good,...

My spelling/keyboarding skills are not very good, but I can only blame my mental capacity for misspelling the name! Geese!

Shifters freed up nicely with just a hint of WD. Glad I didn't take...
06-27-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By okane

Tell me some things I donít know about my Novara

Just got this last week at a flea market. Seen some obvious use and there is some rust but nothing major.

I know it was a house brand for REI and a curious mix of components indicates whatever...
06-27-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 31,289
Posted By okane

Used mine for the first time yesterday

Worth every bit of the $29.99 + tax which is to say it ain't a Park.

Feels quite flimsy compared to my old faithful, but would do in a pinch. I wanted something for the garage to make it easy to...
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