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01-15-16, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By turtletop

It's blue, thank you. and I actually looked on...

It's blue, thank you. and I actually looked on bikepedia too.
01-14-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By turtletop

Dating Brake Lever Shifters?

Hello, I'm trying to date a Lemond Tourmalet with 853 Reynolds tubing. It has the lever shifters. When did these come in and can they be used to pinpoint the year? I'm guessing no. What do you say?...
10-06-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By turtletop

As far as I can figure, the pump head isn't meant...

As far as I can figure, the pump head isn't meant to come apart. The rubber air hose comes off, but that doesn't affect anything. Maybe I could swirl it in water with dish detergent.

Bought two...
10-06-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By turtletop

Combination Presta-Schrader Pump?

How does the pump decide which valve the air comes through? My presta one won't work.
It did at one time, it only comes through the scharger hole. I've put the presta stem in many times, no...
02-09-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By turtletop

This was second year, the line to get in about...

This was second year, the line to get in about twice as long, though the weather was't as freezing. It seemed to me the number of bikes was up by about 50 per cent. To me the numbers are...
11-26-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By turtletop

Wow, this guy does not fool around; he must be a...

Wow, this guy does not fool around; he must be a success at life. In contrast to you know who.

Does the vulcanizing fluid actually dissolve the rubber some? It seems like it does. It seems like...
11-26-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By turtletop

I realized after thinking about it quite a bit...

I realized after thinking about it quite a bit that in most cases with a flat, you can actually see the puncture at least once you find it. In this case though, there is no way you can see the...
11-25-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By turtletop

What's a grease pencil and where do get one? ...

What's a grease pencil and where do get one?

Find leak, dry it and then mark it? I wouldn't be able to find it, that's the problem.
11-24-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By turtletop

Fixing Flats?

How do you mark your holes? The tube is wet or under water. tt
10-23-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By turtletop

I mounted the same model tires on a set of 26" x...

I mounted the same model tires on a set of 26" x 1.95 rims and they fell right on.
10-22-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By turtletop

would that be arching your back?

would that be arching your back?
10-21-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By turtletop

Adjusting Seat for Comfort

I've been struggling with this all summer. Last year I had it pretty much perfect, the seat and arms. My seat was comfortble and and my hands had hardly any weight on them.

I had a little...
10-08-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By turtletop

Got 'em On!

With the tire bead jack, bought the Kool Stop one ( I think that's the name). Wouldn't have had a prayer without them, not sure why. I still wonder if it has something to do with the way these things...
09-28-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By turtletop

I don't understand "get the smallest possible...

I don't understand "get the smallest possible diameter at the center of the rim".
09-28-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By turtletop

I will hold the tires up to each other. They...

I will hold the tires up to each other. They must be a different size. The way they're packed (flat) couldn't make a difference could it?
09-28-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By turtletop

In other words, the tire seems too small. It's...

In other words, the tire seems too small. It's similar but much much worse than the problem I get mounting a 700 C x 25 mm, the last 5 inches or so are a battle to get on, but I am able to do it. But...
09-28-14, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By turtletop

Trouble Mounting 26 x 1.95's Brand New Kenda Folding bead

These are Kenda Excavators, folding bead. I can't even get the first side of the tire on the rim. These are brand new just bought.

Would soaking in soapy water help? But of course the question...
08-31-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,245
Posted By turtletop

Replacing a 26 x 1.95 with a 26 x 1.75?

What do you think? On a Trek 8000 and a Trek comfort commuter, neither for serious riding and the tires are cheap, that's what I'm really concerned about. I need to get rid of the bikes. Thank you.
08-19-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By turtletop

Haven't called in yet, I think that's the thing...

Haven't called in yet, I think that's the thing to do. Had been to the parts site and there is really nothing there, mostly just brackets for mounting.

It is the nipple that depresses the tube...
08-15-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By turtletop

Pump Parts?

Are parts available for pumps? I've got a Serfas mini pump, something Bones, the nipple that releases the valve on the tire is broken. I haven't had any luck so far on finding it. Thank you.
07-13-14, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By turtletop

Does Quality in Tires Translate to Less Flats and Better Ride?

I've got a pair of 700C x 25's that are so thin that I don't see how they couldn't cause problems. There's virtually no tread at all and no thicknes to the material which is labeled nylon. They were...
07-07-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By turtletop

Chainwheel Rubbing Frame

It may actually not be rubbing now, but you can see that it has in the past and it is very very close. Is there any reason that this should be or that it even should be this close?

This is an 80's...
05-26-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By turtletop

Brakes (Stock) Scwhinn 754 80's ?

Does anyone know offhand what brakes these came with? I can't find any markings on them, other than the pads (Suntour).

Thank you. I want to order brake hoods. It's wierd I can't find any markings...
05-12-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By turtletop

Rim Size Relation to Tire Size

How much leeway is there between the actual rim size and the tire size that will fit it? And are all rims marked? I'm specifically thinking of a 700 x 32 tire. Thank you.
04-12-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,664
Posted By turtletop

Confession:

I have to own up, sorry I've taken so long to get back. My tire was losing air; I found out on the way back home. It was a pretty fast leak. When it was pumped up it was fine. I'm embarrassed, but...
04-10-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,664
Posted By turtletop

Thanks for the advice. Have spun it a few times...

Thanks for the advice. Have spun it a few times and checked it, didn't find anything. I will turn it upside down and check it more closely.
04-10-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By turtletop

Maybe the guy at the bike store was right

He said they weren't available, but he seems to say no to everything.

I thought they'd be availble to buy. It seems like it would be hard to cut a piece of leather round. I had heard them referred...
04-10-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,664
Posted By turtletop

Bump while Riding in the Wheel?

Looks like another of my brilliant buys on craigslist or yard sales. I just mounted this wheel, Araya front quick release 27 x 1 1/4. It's got a pretty pronounced bump while riding. I'm guessing it's...
04-07-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By turtletop

Replacing Diaphram on a Hand Pump?

I've got an old (60's, 70's ) Gitane inline hand pump that needs a new diaphram. How available are they? I haven't tried the LBS yet, maybe they have them. I wonder if a rubber washerwould work. That...
02-24-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,261
Posted By turtletop

Thank you. Interesting and informative.

Thank you. Interesting and informative.
02-24-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,261
Posted By turtletop

Mongoose Quality Through the Years in General?

Could someone speak a little about this please, I'd love to educate myself. Apparently at one time they made good quality bikes. Was that road and mountain? I'd love to know some of their basic...
02-16-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,461
Posted By turtletop

Thank you, I knew the Atala was not a high end...

Thank you, I knew the Atala was not a high end bike, but I'm not too high end myself, although I do aspire to be. If I would have thought the chrome or nickle plate would have polished out; I would...
02-15-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,461
Posted By turtletop

What did you think it needed? It looked like...

What did you think it needed? It looked like pretty good original condition to me. Do you think the lugs would have polished out and the other chrome or whatever it was. I was afraid it was shot, but...
02-12-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,461
Posted By turtletop

Hi. I'm a "middle aged" sometime rider and bike...

Hi. I'm a "middle aged" sometime rider and bike enthusiast. I used to ride a fair amount and have had a few bikes along the way and then stated to pick up a few cheap ones at yad sales when I finally...
09-14-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By turtletop

Can You Use 27 x 1 1/8" Tire in Place of 27 x 1/4" Tire?

This sounds like a no brainer, but I figure I better be careful. Thank you.
07-10-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By turtletop

Checked the pedal, my hex key didn't fit. But...

Checked the pedal, my hex key didn't fit. But guess what? When I took off it was quiet. It sounded beautiful. For a while. Will check again when I get correct allen wrench.
07-09-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By turtletop

This ia a Schwinn 754 aluminum, maybe mid 80's. I...

This ia a Schwinn 754 aluminum, maybe mid 80's. I checked the crank mounting screws and they were tight. Haven't had a chance to remove and check the pedals. Thanks everybody.
07-08-13, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By turtletop

Click on Right Pedal Downstroke

And it's gotten worse. I checked the mounting screws for the crank and the nuts into the bottom bracket. The pedal crank doesn't seem to be hitting anything. When you pedal lightly or pedal with your...
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By turtletop

Thank you. Central Florida is a far cry from...

Thank you. Central Florida is a far cry from South East though and I think South West (Ft Myers, Naples, etc) would even be much easier than here. I saw a couple interesting but not cheap up a ways...
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By turtletop

Rate the South East Florida Market

That would include Palm Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Miami, etc. I've been here a little over a month and looking and I can't imagine ever getting a deal of any kind here. Have not even seen listed a bike...
11-12-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By turtletop

They were the cast aluminum ones that T-mar...

They were the cast aluminum ones that T-mar posted photos of above.
11-11-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,606
Posted By turtletop

Identifying Peugeot Models?

Could someone explain how this is done, please? I see that the words on the frame are not necessarily the model name, as in the case of "record du monde" which was used on apparently all models for a...
11-10-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By turtletop

It looks like I overestimated the desirability of...

It looks like I overestimated the desirability of these somewhat. But it is pretty obvious that they were good quality. I don't know the actual model other than Modelo Equipe. Thanks everybody for...
11-08-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By turtletop

You got 'em, T Mar, thank you. Would you use them...

You got 'em, T Mar, thank you. Would you use them uncovered or with hoods?
11-08-12, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By turtletop

That might explain it. Most of the time it was...

That might explain it. Most of the time it was probably covered up. Maybe you would lose a little comfort without the hoods. A neat looking detail though.
11-08-12, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By turtletop

Mine was cast aluminum and didn't have a hood...

Mine was cast aluminum and didn't have a hood over it; it was meant to show on its own. The hood would have covered it up I think.
11-08-12, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By turtletop

Unique Hand Brake

I had a really unique Modelo Equipe hand brake, specifically the base of the brake that attaches to the handlebar, and wonder if anyone is familiar with it and what others think. The bike is now sold...
05-23-12, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By turtletop

Thank you for the replies, very thoughtful. The...

Thank you for the replies, very thoughtful. The first one with the $75 can have it. Chester, Md.
05-21-12, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By turtletop

'97 Trek 6500?

Could someone comment on this bike as a general all around bike some trail riding but no hard core off road use. And what would be a good price for one in very good shape Thank you.
01-02-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By turtletop

I didn't have any luck with bikepedia or straight...

I didn't have any luck with bikepedia or straight internet search. I know it's there, I just didn't find it. Even on the Raleigh sites. Thank you.
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