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02-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,571
Posted By madpogue

From the '86 Centurion catalog, Ironman page: ...

From the '86 Centurion catalog, Ironman page:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/596x500/ironmancatalog1_32af518da6184c1d6a8c200ef9e1750aae9b80fe.jpg
02-23-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By madpogue

Save this rim?

This is for a '90 Schwinn CrossCut that was rode hard and put away wet. Has a pretty nice (well, it was) Wolber GTX hard anodized 32-spoke double-wall presta rim:...
02-22-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,571
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, I've seen a few of those Weinmanns of that...

Yeah, I've seen a few of those Weinmanns of that level of quality, with the branding significantly "under-struck", and hard to make out.
02-22-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,571
Posted By madpogue

Naw, pseudo-French would have only one T. I think...

Naw, pseudo-French would have only one T. I think they just ran out of stay. Wow, that NDS one was definitely done on a Friday after a three-Cinzano lunch.
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By madpogue

Ben..... Lawee? (shrug)

Ben..... Lawee? (shrug)
02-22-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,114
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ 03:40 - "It's come a long way.... and it's...

^^^^^^ 03:40 - "It's come a long way.... and it's going to go a long way." -- Gary "the fish" Fisher (man with a crystal ball)

Aprx 01:15 - Repack Rider .

It's not the "only record", however....
02-21-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Campus bikes are definitely a major presence...

^^^^ Campus bikes are definitely a major presence here. I'm stereotyping here, but I think most students see their bikes as utilities, like the cheap appliances in their dorms or student apartments....
02-21-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,743
Posted By madpogue

I had those Photo-Suns as well, but only about 42...

I had those Photo-Suns as well, but only about 42 years ago. Aviators, of course, each lens the size of a semi windshield. And everyone knew I wasn't a scout or aspiring pilot, so I got the "Hyde"...
02-21-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,571
Posted By madpogue

I'll bet -Mar would like this. Or a rider...

I'll bet -Mar would like this.

Or a rider doing an endo.

I'd have to eyeball a few bikes to come up with any "factory" bloopers. But in-service gaffes like the brake block oopsies above, I...
02-21-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By madpogue

...and the weight (20 kg), and the voltage (220),...

...and the weight (20 kg), and the voltage (220), and the fact that the lights probably dim on the whole block when you throw the switch.....
02-21-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54,329
Views: 7,634,883
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ For an Abe and a George, I'd buy it just for...

^^^^ For an Abe and a George, I'd buy it just for the head badge.
02-21-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By madpogue

One time I left a note on a nice-ish old Trek...

One time I left a note on a nice-ish old Trek that was locked up to a signpost in a friend's neighborhood. Friend told me the bike had been there for months. A few days later, the bike was gone. Too...
02-21-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By madpogue

"No, ma'am. We're musicians."

"No, ma'am. We're musicians."
02-21-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By madpogue

FIFY. Sigh, someone took a beautiful old...

FIFY.

Sigh, someone took a beautiful old 900-series Trek and beat it with an ugly stick.....

To the OP, can you give at least a ball park location? There might be folks not willing to ship,...
02-21-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, seems like the bike had more "soul" in its...

Hmm, seems like the bike had more "soul" in its first configuration. Maybe that's just me.

So was the LBS pretty sure it ws the thief himself who brought the bike in? What did they do?

Love...
02-21-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 78,649
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, so would the bikes......

Yeah, so would the bikes......
02-21-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18,390
Views: 2,961,940
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ At least they're consistent in getting the...

^^^^^ At least they're consistent in getting the fork,,,, er,,,, forks backwards.

(Paste in your own "Dumb and Dumber" joke here.)
02-21-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5,864
Views: 496,937
Posted By madpogue

So the intention is to drill all the way through...

So the intention is to drill all the way through the length of the remaining post, and chip out what's left? Presuming it's a 27mm-ish seat post, that leaves less than a mm of material left. Should...
02-21-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18,390
Views: 2,961,940
Posted By madpogue

Is it old enough to be C&V?

Is it old enough to be C&V?
02-20-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By madpogue

My money's on a basket as well. Your bicycle is a...

My money's on a basket as well. Your bicycle is a mamachari - a simple utility bicycle favored by Japanese mothers, step-through, often with a single oversize downtube like yours, riser handlebar,...
02-20-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,021
Posted By madpogue

My favorite is from the Trib article -- "I...

My favorite is from the Trib article -- "I believe that physicians should advise their bachelor clients not to marry any girl who doesn't ride a bicycle." Worked for me; although the other deciding...
02-20-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5,864
Views: 496,937
Posted By madpogue

Local library didn't have it, so I blew about...

Local library didn't have it, so I blew about eight bucks via eBay:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/833x1200/klunkerz_6665301ef0cd9941a47e627583415ef9bee8877e.jpg
Then I...
02-20-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,743
Posted By madpogue

I've been wearing progressive bifocals for years...

I've been wearing progressive bifocals for years now. I can easily see anything on the handlebar in close focus with them. I originally had a sunclip made to fit these glasses, but the sunclip broke...
02-20-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 753,700
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, what sorta fat-bike build are you cookin'...

Hmm, what sorta fat-bike build are you cookin' up?.......
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,339
Posted By madpogue

-1F this morning, and enough wind to feel a wind...

-1F this morning, and enough wind to feel a wind chill. Running late and had two opportunities to catch a bus, but I opted to keep riding in both cases. Mostly I wanted to see if the new freehub that...
02-20-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18,390
Views: 2,961,940
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ The woodgran is so... Idunno.... National...

^^^^^ The woodgran is so... Idunno.... National Lampoon's Vacation? Should be towed behind Clark's woody. Either that, or it should be painted with Evel Knievel -esque lightning bolts, or flames or...
02-20-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By madpogue

No super powers. But you are correct, when a new...

No super powers. But you are correct, when a new member tries to attach pics to a posting, the forum allows the pics to be uploaded, but then, as you found out, it barks at you about the 10-post...
02-19-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54,329
Views: 7,634,883
Posted By madpogue

Build that never happened, evidently. IIRC, that...

Build that never happened, evidently. IIRC, that color of 022 sticker indicates main triangle only. "Leopard print" ;) gum hoods, Blue Line (?) shifters, those icky Grab-Ons, and what appears to be a...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,339
Posted By madpogue

We're not "blocking" traffic, we ARE traffic....

We're not "blocking" traffic, we ARE traffic. Applies to motorists who have our backs us as well. Good for him; maybe it'll catch on. I do the same when I'm in the truck; surprises people sometimes,...
02-19-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,743
Posted By madpogue

Quoth Steven Wright. Wasn't she thinking...

Quoth Steven Wright.

Wasn't she thinking about putting a rack one roof?.....

And let's leave the cartoon dogs out of this.
02-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,021
Posted By madpogue

So with no Internet, did the nearby armchair...

So with no Internet, did the nearby armchair purist pundit actually visit the owner's shop to heap scorn on him for not keeping it original, or did he just send an anonymous telegram?

Actually,...
02-19-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54,329
Views: 7,634,883
Posted By madpogue

No, not the way it's being presented.

No, not the way it's being presented.
02-18-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 753,700
Posted By madpogue

What's a eunuch clown? Oh, never mind.....

What's a eunuch clown? Oh, never mind.....
02-18-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By madpogue

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
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...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,339
Posted By madpogue

Blowing snow (45-degree angle) all day yesterday....

Blowing snow (45-degree angle) all day yesterday. The wind calmed (but the snow didn't) by commute time, a little slippery but passable. I've decided riding while it's snowing is a blast, when I'm...
02-18-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54,329
Views: 7,634,883
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ The Blackburns and panniers make this a...

^^^^ The Blackburns and panniers make this a pretty good deal. Nice build with the barcons and aeros, exactly what someone would do with an '83 sport tourer in, say, '87.
02-18-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,211
Posted By madpogue

I find it interesting that Canadian Tire stocks...

I find it interesting that Canadian Tire stocks bicycle tires at all. You walk into any "tire retailer" here, and ask about bicycle tires, they'll look at you like you have antennae sticking out of...
02-18-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Look for that color used in nearby years...

^^^^^ Look for that color used in nearby years and similar models; that may be significant. My above-mentioned 950, that I thought was a '91, I'm beginning to think it is a '94. Serial number is...
02-18-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Should we be checking our local CLs for a...

^^^^^ Should we be checking our local CLs for a beret and an M3?
02-17-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, I have a purple 950 that's TIG-ed. I thought...

Hmm, I have a purple 950 that's TIG-ed. I thought that would make it a '91. Maybe it's a '94?

As for the spacing, the changeover probably varied by model, and spanned either side of '90. I have an...
02-17-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By madpogue

Your other option to free the derailleur from the...

Your other option to free the derailleur from the chain is to remove the lower pulley. And actually, it's hard to tell from the photo, but SOME Suntour derailleurs of that era had an "open" outer...
02-17-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By madpogue

Sweet; I think that's a '90, the last year for...

Sweet; I think that's a '90, the last year for the lugged frame. And I thnk that's about when they made the jump to 135mm for their 7-speed MTBs. Tall bike with a long stem; my 6'2" buddy could use a...
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By madpogue

+1 all of the above; remarkably clean, but a...

+1 all of the above; remarkably clean, but a cheap-ish bike to start with. TrueTemper CrMo tubing is good quality, but _usually_, if it's butted, the sticker indicates it. A few other interesting...
02-17-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Shoot, I was gonna ask you to facilitate...

^^^^^ Shoot, I was gonna ask you to facilitate that.... ;)
02-17-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ I was wondering when someone is gonna try to...

^^^^ I was wondering when someone is gonna try to ID the camera around his neck.

And what is that flat-ish device on the handlebar, that is proportioned just right to be some sort of time-slip...
02-17-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54,329
Views: 7,634,883
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Appears to have rolled off the set of this...

^^^^^ Appears to have rolled off the set of this movie (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1194138-what-bike-wes-anderson-trailer.html).
02-17-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By madpogue

Interesting, some fairly big names in the "also"...

Interesting, some fairly big names in the "also" list, the likes of Willem Dafoe and Anjelica Huston.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,339
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Gotta love how a nice bright blinky LED...

^^^^^^ Gotta love how a nice bright blinky LED like a NiteRider lights up the reflective signs for, what, 2-3 blocks. People know "something" is coming well before you get there.

Looked for a...
02-16-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,021
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Grease zerks on the BB shell?

^^^^ Grease zerks on the BB shell?
02-16-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, there must be something else going on; a 1x...

Hmm, there must be something else going on; a 1x shouldn't be dependent on anything holding the chain on the chainring.

How do you know it's a Rivendale, and not a Cannondell?
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