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02-17-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Pompiere

I had one of those Peugeot cycle computers way...

I had one of those Peugeot cycle computers way back when. It worked well until the wire broke, but took up a lot of room on the handlebars.
02-12-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 458
Posted By Pompiere

I have a 310, also with a late 1983 serial number...

I have a 310, also with a late 1983 serial number and 1984 decals. I bought it in late summer 1984. The crank on yours is the same as mine. 52-42 cranks were pretty common back then, probably...
02-10-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 575
Posted By Pompiere

Yes, it is meant to hold a compact pump.

Yes, it is meant to hold a compact pump.
02-06-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Pompiere

When I have the air hose out checking the tires...

When I have the air hose out checking the tires in my vehicles, I will put 50 pounds or so in any bike tires that are soft, just so they are not sitting flat. I don't make a habit of checking them...
02-04-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Pompiere

Schwinn didn't market this one as a touring bike,...

Schwinn didn't market this one as a touring bike, even though it has Tour in the name. The long wheelbase really smooths out the bumps. I swapped to a triple and 7 speed freehub to get more gear...
02-02-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Pompiere

I suppose this one fits the category. ...

I suppose this one fits the category. Performance Parabola. It has all the braze-ons, fender clearance, and gearing you would expect for a touring bike, but the frame construction is more like a...
01-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,817
Posted By Pompiere

Here's another one, just for fun. It is missing...

Here's another one, just for fun. It is missing the original stopper, which was a flash reflector, but it was cheap and fit in with my collection of old cameras. I don't know what kind of liquor...
01-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,817
Posted By Pompiere

It was Minolta. It had the same form as the...

It was Minolta. It had the same form as the pocket instamatic Kodak, except with a bulge in the middle for the SLR action and larger lens mount.
...
01-25-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,817
Posted By Pompiere

I think old cameras scratch some of the same...

I think old cameras scratch some of the same itches that old bikes do:
Appreciation for fine engineering and craftsmanship
Just because it's old doesn't mean it doesn't can't give you great results...
01-25-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pompiere

I have one of these posters too. I stumbled upon...

I have one of these posters too. I stumbled upon it when I went with my wife into an arts and crafts supply store while we were out of town visiting her family. They were selling several similar...
01-22-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,817
Posted By Pompiere

I used to collect 35 mm cameras. I stopped using...

I used to collect 35 mm cameras. I stopped using them a few years ago, when you could still drop film off at the 1 hour processors. I sold a lot of them for much more than I paid, but I still have...
01-13-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,864
Views: 496,912
Posted By Pompiere

I can't read Polish, but my wife's family is of...

I can't read Polish, but my wife's family is of Polish decent. The coffee cake on the lower left looks like the ones my BIL made for Christmas.
01-10-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Pompiere

The only reason they chose 27.5 was because it...

The only reason they chose 27.5 was because it was in between the common 26 inch mountain bike size and the 29er size. 27.5 was supposed to be a compromise between too big and too small. Like most...
01-01-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,684
Posted By Pompiere

I wouldn't mind an old Airstream. I would like...

I wouldn't mind an old Airstream. I would like to travel with it though. There are two factory authorized restoration shops near me. They turn a lot of them into food trucks, but also a number of...
12-30-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,416
Posted By Pompiere

Sometimes my builds are like the children's book...

Sometimes my builds are like the children's book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie", where one thing leads to another, and another, and so on. I got a LeTour for $40 at a local flea market and all it...
12-30-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pompiere

I have a small shop, so my bike stand has to be...

I have a small shop, so my bike stand has to be up against the wall. I have peg board on the wall behind the stand so I can reach the frequently used tools. There is a magnet strip for my T handle...
12-29-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,972
Posted By Pompiere

For some reason I missed posting a photo here...

For some reason I missed posting a photo here when the M came around the first time. My Miyata 310 that I have owned since 1984. It has a couple upgrades for comfort, but is mostly the way I bought...
12-27-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,950
Posted By Pompiere

They looked like two pieces of blue plastic hose,...

They looked like two pieces of blue plastic hose, like you might buy at Harbor Freight for one of their small water transfer pumps. They were so old, I was afraid to try them, because they might...
12-26-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Pompiere

Also , if you look closely at the head badge,...

Also , if you look closely at the head badge, there should be a four digit number stamped. The first three digits are the day of the year (0-365), the fourth one is the last digit of the year. You...
12-13-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,950
Posted By Pompiere

:eek: Wow, that is about five pounds more than...

:eek: Wow, that is about five pounds more than the average. Usually, it is around 25-26 pounds, tightly packed. Congrats for raising the bar.
12-09-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Pompiere

Mossberg and Browning have made bikes too. And...

Mossberg and Browning have made bikes too. And don't forget Birmingham Small Arms.
12-06-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Pompiere

I think they recommended 20 weight, but just...

I think they recommended 20 weight, but just about any motor oil will work. It only takes a small amount, like a teaspoon. Any excess will seep out through the bearings. Don't use a heavy grade...
12-05-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By Pompiere

I bought a very similar bike to this a couple...

I bought a very similar bike to this a couple years ago for my wife. It has a "Neroa" decal on the head tube and on the frame. Details are different, but from 20 yards, they look the same. Ours has...
12-05-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,702
Posted By Pompiere

I get annual cyber-security training at work,...

I get annual cyber-security training at work, too. Three red flags are:
1. from an address you don't recognize
2. a tone of urgency
3. tells you to click on a link in the email
So every year I...
12-05-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Pompiere

If it has a Sturmey-Archer rear hub, there should...

If it has a Sturmey-Archer rear hub, there should be a date stamp indicating the month and year. That would be close to the year the bike was made.
12-04-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 28,798
Posted By Pompiere

1981 Fuji S12-S LTD. It has a rattle can repaint...

1981 Fuji S12-S LTD. It has a rattle can repaint and homemade decals, so I will be redoing it. It does ride nice, though.
...
12-04-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,950
Posted By Pompiere

The box will go out in the morning. Here is my...

The box will go out in the morning. Here is my take:

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Edit: I just dropped the...
12-04-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,044
Posted By Pompiere

I bought this Schwinn Sierra in 1986 after...

I bought this Schwinn Sierra in 1986 after reading a review in Bicycling magazine. It was my introduction to off-road biking, although the vast majority of it's miles have been on pavement or bike...
12-03-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,950
Posted By Pompiere

The box has landed! Pictures later today added. ...

The box has landed! Pictures later today added.
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Box O'Crap unveiling. I finally...
12-02-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Pompiere

Thanks to this thread, I may have finally cracked...

Thanks to this thread, I may have finally cracked the code on my wife's Japanese girl's bike. It has white-wall tires marked 22 x 1 3/4, but no other size markings. A 24 x 1.75 tire is a tiny bit...
12-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By Pompiere

I got my Peugeot tandem because I spotted a black...

I got my Peugeot tandem because I spotted a black and white checkerboard decal in the background of a generic CL garage sale ad. There was no mention of any bikes for sale, although they listed a...
11-29-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Pompiere

I was also tempted, but I have enough projects at...

I was also tempted, but I have enough projects at the moment. I was even thinking of going to visit my nephew in Cleveland so I would have an excuse to pick it up in person.:innocent:
11-26-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,420
Posted By Pompiere

I had no idea Flexible Flyers were around back...

I had no idea Flexible Flyers were around back then. I thought 1930-1940 was the when they came out. I have one that may be from the mid 20th century, although I've never researched it. It has...
11-26-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By Pompiere

650A is 590 mm diameter and 650B is 584 mm. ...

650A is 590 mm diameter and 650B is 584 mm. That's only 3 mm difference in the radius, so I would think most cantilever brakes would have enough adjustment. If they didn't, it would be simpler to...
11-22-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,470
Posted By Pompiere

I'm glad things are progressing well on...

I'm glad things are progressing well on recovering from your fire. I was a volunteer fire fighter for 20 years, so I have been to more than a few of those scenes. For rebuilding, make sure you are...
11-22-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,011
Posted By Pompiere

Partly from growing up in a farming community and...

Partly from growing up in a farming community and partly from having a natural curiosity about how things work, I very rarely hire someone to fix things. I have taken apart a lot of things over the...
11-18-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Pompiere

Since most people aren't buying old mountain...

Since most people aren't buying old mountain bikes to ride off road, the disadvantage of the U brake (getting packed with mud) disappears. I have a Ross Mt. Hood and the braking is solid.
11-16-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,800
Posted By Pompiere

When I was stationed at NAS Alameda in the 80s,...

When I was stationed at NAS Alameda in the 80s, we would frequently ride on the East Bay Skyline. It is slightly downhill going north, so we would enter from the south. Our hard climb up the side...
11-16-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,584
Posted By Pompiere

As a kid helping out in my parents' truck stop, I...

As a kid helping out in my parents' truck stop, I used a bunch of patches like this to fix semi-truck inner tubes. Ours were Camel brand, though. The heat made the patch and tube become one, and as...
11-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 711,826
Posted By Pompiere

It looks to be my size and only 30 miles away. I...

It looks to be my size and only 30 miles away. I was out of town until last night or I would have gone over to look at it. It's no longer available.
11-07-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 140,280
Posted By Pompiere

Fuji S12-S LTD

I got this Fuji S12-S from my local bike shop after they hosted a vintage build-a-bike clinic. It has been repainted and has homemade decals, but most of the original parts are there. I went...
11-05-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By Pompiere

This was a Trek 400T, but I swapped some parts...

This was a Trek 400T, but I swapped some parts from the bin: Brooks saddle, Shimano tri-color drive train, Shimano Exage wheels, and Tectro dual pivot brakes. I like it as it sits, but I may play...
11-05-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,950
Posted By Pompiere

This whole BOC thing got started around the USPS...

This whole BOC thing got started around the USPS Flat Rate box, so the cost is always around $20, regardless of the weight. The box frequently exceeds 25 pounds. FedEx might get a little pricey if...
11-03-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,684
Posted By Pompiere

1988 Schwinn LeTour. It doesn't have a fancy...

1988 Schwinn LeTour. It doesn't have a fancy European pedigree, but I like how this bike rides, so I set it up to be an all day, any weather, any terrain, bike. I added a triple crank, fenders,...
11-02-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,795
Posted By Pompiere

I saw one for sale at the Memory Lane swap in...

I saw one for sale at the Memory Lane swap in Ohio last week. I had heard about Firenza here, so I knew to steer clear of it.
10-31-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Pompiere

I have a pair of DiaCompe levers like that and...

I have a pair of DiaCompe levers like that and the Cane Creek hoods fit perfectly. And they are under $10.
10-31-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,716
Posted By Pompiere

This bike almost became my first 10 speed. I was...

This bike almost became my first 10 speed. I was about 14 and all my friends were getting bikes, so when the spring Sears catalog came out, I carefully studied and compared the models and decided...
10-29-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By Pompiere

I have the same pump on my Peugeot tandem. A guy...

I have the same pump on my Peugeot tandem. A guy threw it in for free when I bought something at a garage sale.

Beautiful bike! I love the box lining. I have been thinking about painting a bike...
10-29-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,950
Posted By Pompiere

Please put me in so I can exchange some of my...

Please put me in so I can exchange some of my crap for some crap in the box. Meanwhile, here is a picture of a bike with BOC parts. I retrieved both hubs from different BOC. The rear is a 7 speed...
10-29-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Pompiere

I know someone with a Volkswagen Rabbit...

I know someone with a Volkswagen Rabbit convertible that carries his bikes the same way, except the forks mount to the roll bar.
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