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09-09-15, 09:59 PM
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Posted By OldRoadman

"Steel is Real Ride" Milwaukee When is it? Help can't find date! Usually in September

The Fat Tire "Steel is Real ride in Milwaukee. Starts at the Hollander Cafe. Steel Bikes and Beer!

Can't seem to find any info. for the ride date. Anyone from the area got the info. Help! Thanks....
04-03-15, 12:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,712
Posted By OldRoadman

Classique Upgraded!

1984 Lotus Classique. Modified and Upgraded. Friction shifting with Suntour Cyclone is a must! Sugino Triple! Velocity Razor Rims. Tektro Brakes.

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02-10-15, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 342,732
Posted By OldRoadman

That Sugino AT is one special chain wheel. I...

That Sugino AT is one special chain wheel. I installed one on my Trek 613. Compares favorably to anything of extreme quality. Hard to beat a good used Cyclone set-up!
06-16-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,411
Posted By OldRoadman

1985 Lotus Classique with 60mm riser bars and...

1985 Lotus Classique with 60mm riser bars and Suntour thumb shifters. Trek 613 with risers.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/10234676483_400a2897fc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gApoKn)Lotus 1 Final...
06-12-14, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By OldRoadman

Lotus Road Bike to Lotus Hybrid

At least this was my interpretation of a vintage Hybrid conversion. Removed the down tube shifters and install Suntour friction thumby shifters along with Tektro brake handles. Classic road bars were...
05-26-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,954
Posted By OldRoadman

I have rebuilt a number of Suntour freewheels and...

I have rebuilt a number of Suntour freewheels and it is not east the first time. What works just as well is to just soak it in mineral spirits over night, remove and let it air dry until it's free of...
05-26-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,888
Posted By OldRoadman

I bought a set of these wheels with the Quanta...

I bought a set of these wheels with the Quanta hubs from Harris Cyclery 2 seasons ago. 2 months into the riding season I began breaking spokes. I finally had to have the rear wheel re-laced. One...
04-03-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,005
Posted By OldRoadman

I have re-built a number of Suntour derailleurs....

I have re-built a number of Suntour derailleurs. The VX, GT Luxe, and Cyclone series have springs only specific to that model.
04-03-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,005
Posted By OldRoadman

Spring?

If this is the spring you need, you can have this whole assy. if you pay the shipping!
04-03-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,005
Posted By OldRoadman

Cyclone MKII Spring

Is this what you need?
http://www.bikeforums.net/asset.php?fid=319424&uid=56472&d=1396558016
http://www.bikeforums.net/asset.php?fid=319423&uid=56472&d=1396557883
07-28-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By OldRoadman

I was having nagging neck and back problems too....

I was having nagging neck and back problems too. I decided to get rid of the road bars and replace them with 4" riser bars and riser stem. I needed to replace the down tube friction shifting with...
06-02-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,333
Posted By OldRoadman

Trek 613

My other upright... a little more extreme. 4" riser bars, Kalloy Dirt drop stem, Tektro mtn. brake levers, NOS Suntour thumb shifters.
Sun Mk13 II 700 wheelset, Suntour V gt Luxe, Sugino 46 36 26...
06-01-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,333
Posted By OldRoadman

Lotus Classique Upright

This riding position is much easier on my neck and back. 50mm riser bars with Suntour friction thumb shifters. Tektro Eclipse brake levers, Shimano dual caliper brakes. Sugino triple with Suntour...
05-23-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7,400
Views: 2,165,358
Posted By OldRoadman

Lotus Classique Road to Hybrid

Since converting my Trek 613 to riser bars, I have found riding much more enjoyable... especially for my neck and back. I have also decided to convert my Lotus Classique for a more upright riding...
04-30-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,400
Views: 2,165,358
Posted By OldRoadman

Trek 613 Road to Hybrid

Converted road bars to 100mm risers. Kalloy riser stem. Suntour thumb shifters and Tektro brakes. All new cables. This is much easier on my neck and back.
I think my 85 Lotus Classique is up next...
04-21-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By OldRoadman

Maiden Voyage Today! Went out for about 1/2 hour...

Maiden Voyage Today! Went out for about 1/2 hour to check everything out. Shifting and braking is smooth as can be. Side note. I have an early version Cyclone gt on another bike, and quite frankly, I...
04-20-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By OldRoadman

The Kalloy stem was recommended as a less costly...

The Kalloy stem was recommended as a less costly replacement for something like the expensive Nitto's by the bike shop (Bens Cyclery). I'm not going to be doing any rugged mountain riding. Except for...
04-18-13, 04:17 PM
04-18-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By OldRoadman

Don't quite understand the "hoods" question.? ...

Don't quite understand the "hoods" question.? Perhaps the ties wrapped around the hoods supporting the bag.
I agree... the Road version does look better!
Those 7 speed capable shifters have plenty...
04-18-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By OldRoadman

Trek 613 Road to Hybrid Conversion

In case anyone is interested , I'm listing a link to a conversion I did to my Trek 613. All started with concerns to back and neck issues (old age). Scroll down. Very big picture heavy!!...
04-18-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By OldRoadman

Trek 613 / Road to Hybrid Conversion Final

Here's my update. Trek 613 Road bike to Hybrid. Original road bars replaced with 100mm riser bars, Kalloy Dirt Drop stem, and black Velo locking grips. Downtube friction shifters replaced with NOS...
04-08-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,997
Posted By OldRoadman

My substitute has been Johnson & Johnson 1/2"...

My substitute has been Johnson & Johnson 1/2" inch waterproof tape. Basically cloth tape impregnated with rubber. Cheap, sticks good and applies easily. Any drug store has it.
04-03-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By OldRoadman

I'm currently watching Ebay for used Suntour XC...

I'm currently watching Ebay for used Suntour XC or Shimano dual SIS/Friction Thumbies. If I'm going the route of Retroshift... I may as well invest in the IRD friction handlebar mount shifters. I've...
04-01-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By OldRoadman

Original shifters are Cyclone Friction.

Original shifters are Cyclone Friction.
04-01-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By OldRoadman

Trek 613 / Riser bars and Thumb Shifters. Conversion With Pictures

Hello. Due to Neck and back issues, I am looking to raise my handlebar height. I am considering 80-100mm Riser bars (25.4 clamp). I no longer want to use the down tube friction shifters but convert...
02-27-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,771
Posted By OldRoadman

85 Lotus Classique

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/A1095US/Misc/Lotus_Classique_Upgraded.jpg
1981 Toyota Supra
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/A1095US/Misc/Supra346.jpg
09-07-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By OldRoadman

I think there is an exact size designation and a...

I think there is an exact size designation and a bearing grade for these. Metric or American!
09-07-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 72,414
Posted By OldRoadman

When I'm not Upgrading Vintage Bikes... I Turn to Vintage Audio!

In a different early life I ran A Service Center that repaired stereo equipment from the day. My most recent refurb. was a pair of Polk RTA-12C loudspeakers. Complete crossover upgrade, tweeter...
09-07-11, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By OldRoadman

Vintage Shimano Hyperglide Bearings

Hi... I'm re-furbing a 90's Shimano Hyperglide freewheel (14-28 Singapore) and need to determine the ball bearing sizes for replacement. Can't seem to find a post in search. This one has almost...
08-29-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,859
Posted By OldRoadman

No way of telling unless the seller can identify...

No way of telling unless the seller can identify the part number for the bolt as referenced in the parts manual.
They are quite specific to the model they belong to!
08-19-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By OldRoadman

How about some pics!!

How about some pics!!
08-18-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,886
Posted By OldRoadman

Nice job Lotus83. I like the way that bike looks...

Nice job Lotus83. I like the way that bike looks in blue! Nice colors on the bar wrap.
Thanks to Snydermann for a wonderful site!
08-18-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By OldRoadman

Lotus Fans / Have you seen this site?

I hope this is not a re-post.
http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/Lotus__Bicycle_Home_Page.html
08-15-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,886
Posted By OldRoadman

1) The Sun MK13II is a very good rim set when...

1) The Sun MK13II is a very good rim set when laced properly. I have had good luck with wheels built with Velocity Razor and Fusion rims.
2) I stripped the anodizing with Easy Off "heavy duty" oven...
08-15-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,886
Posted By OldRoadman

I will look forward to your progress pics. I got...

I will look forward to your progress pics. I got lucky and found mine on Ebay for under $60. I just saw one go for $140 on Ebay. Way too much so I would hold out for a reasonable price. Other good...
08-14-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,886
Posted By OldRoadman

Lotus Classique Upgraded

I didn't think that I would revive this thread but I have made some changes (upgrades) that make this the ideal bike for me. This is basically the jewel in my 2 bike fleet, and believe me, this bike...
08-10-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,064
Posted By OldRoadman

I had black Velocity Razors (machined sides)...

I had black Velocity Razors (machined sides) 700c/36H laced on to vintage Suntour hubs for an 85 Schwinn Peloton.
Excellent box style rims, durable..., looked great. Very similar in quality to a Sun...
07-27-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 707,718
Posted By OldRoadman

Classic Bike Shop

Classic Bike Shop in Menomonee Falls Wi.. Everthing used and nothing organized. Lots of junk and treasure!

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/A1095US/Fall%20In%20The%20Falls/Picture028.jpg
06-28-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By OldRoadman

IRD Freewheel 13-32 / Cyclone GT? / Triple Setup

Thinking of replacing my 14-28 Hyperglide with an IRD 13-32 6 speed to gain a little more climbing ability. My front crank is a triple 26-36-46. Am I pushing the capabilities of the Cyclone GT (1st...
06-21-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By OldRoadman

I don't doubt the engineering facts behind...

I don't doubt the engineering facts behind cassette hubs as being superior. I want to extend the life of these Suntour freewheel hubs. 40 years of riding, 6 road bikes (5 freewheel, one cassette)......
06-21-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By OldRoadman

They're not radially laced... but radially,...

They're not radially laced... but radially, (roundness) they cannot be trued. They are 3 cross laced.
06-21-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By OldRoadman

Radial true is difficult to maintain. Spoke...

Radial true is difficult to maintain. Spoke tension is all over the place. Some too tight and some way too loose. These are 25 year old factory wheels that have seen their best days. I have been...
06-20-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By OldRoadman

Rebuild wheelset on to vintage Suntour hubs... Or buy set built?

OK... I have this set of used UKAI 700C wheels with Vintage Suntour (Sansin) sealed hubs that are as smooth as can be. Old freewheel set! I want one last set of nice wheels ( just turned 60) to carry...
06-14-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By OldRoadman

Thanks for the quick replies! No, the inner...

Thanks for the quick replies! No, the inner sleeves cannot be removed or re-used. Sounds like this site might be the answer (http://www.vxb.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?) as I could not find any 9mm...
06-14-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By OldRoadman

Cart. Bearing Replacement Issues / Old Lambert Hubs

I took my wheel into the LBS for a cartridge bearing replacements and they said they could not do the job due to the unusual nature of the original install. These are factory Lambert high flange hubs...
05-06-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,100
Posted By OldRoadman

Ditto on the friction with triples... Only way to...

Ditto on the friction with triples... Only way to go!
05-06-11, 01:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,209
Posted By OldRoadman

Cyclone GT Series 2

Recent Ebay Find!
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8688/16472822164_09a254fc53_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r6Dw8f)Picture 062a (https://flic.kr/p/r6Dw8f) by dalefm5...
05-06-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,100
Posted By OldRoadman

Wait till you approach 60. Then triples will seem...

Wait till you approach 60. Then triples will seem like a prayer answered. You'll find the patience to set it up correctly. On an older steel like a trek 720 or similar, there is nothing like a nice...
05-03-11, 12:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,145
Posted By OldRoadman

Ditto on the Shimano Hyper Glide Stuff!...

Ditto on the Shimano Hyper Glide Stuff! Inexpensive and well made. I switched from vintage Suntour (still good stuff) and did not look back. They just shift reliably! You can get a 14-28 easily for...
04-28-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By OldRoadman

Thank's for the suggestions guys. I found some...

Thank's for the suggestions guys. I found some black anodized allen screws that might look OK on the black and silver Cyclone. Maybe I'll pick up some 242 for the originals and try that too. I also...
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