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Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-04-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By m_yates
Powder Coat Studio in Traverse City Michigan. I...

Powder Coat Studio in Traverse City Michigan. I shipped the bike frame to them. Bikeflights.com offers cheapest shipping. There was a cheaper powder coater local, but I wanted someone who specializes...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-03-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By m_yates
Nice bike. you probably don't need to do much. ...

Nice bike. you probably don't need to do much. It looks like the tires may have dry rot. Sometimes brake pads also get hard if the bike has been sitting a long time. You probably would want to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-03-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By m_yates
If you are using a square taper bottom bracket,...

If you are using a square taper bottom bracket, you can install a new threadless bottom bracket on a frame with any type of threading, or no threading at all. A wide variety of bottom bracket sizes...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By m_yates
I never really thought about weight too much, but...

I never really thought about weight too much, but your question got me curious. Here is my home made bike scale consisting of a bathroom scale and an ironing board:...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By m_yates
For reference for anyone wishing to upgrade one...

For reference for anyone wishing to upgrade one of these bikes in the future...I learned some things:

1. The seat post is installed with a shim from the factory. If you want to get rid of that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By m_yates
Here you go: Schwinn Le Tour 12.2 Decal Set...

Here you go:

Schwinn Le Tour 12.2 Decal Set of 10 (sku 307) - VeloCals (http://www.velocals.com/schwinn-le-tour-12-2-decal-set-of-10-sku-307/)

They aren't cheap, but the quality seems nice. I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By m_yates
1983 Schwinn Le Tour Resto-modern

The 1983 Schwinn Le Tour had a full 4130 Cro-Moly lugged frame, and some lower end components. As best I know, the Le Tours from 1983 were built in Greenville, Mississippi. Mine was original stock...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-26-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By m_yates
A current Shimano 105 hub (FH-5800) works with 8,...

A current Shimano 105 hub (FH-5800) works with 8, 9, 10, or 11 speed cassettes. It comes with a spacer that you may need to put on the freehub. A FH-5800 hub comes in 32 and 36 hole drilling and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-26-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By m_yates
Pashley Cycles, also in the UK: Pashley...

Pashley Cycles, also in the UK:

Pashley Traditional Vintage Bikes, Womens & Gents (http://www.pashley.co.uk/bikes/bicycles.php)
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-25-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43,481
Views: 5,104,489
Posted By m_yates
1973 Raleigh Super Course: $160 ...

1973 Raleigh Super Course: $160

https://rochester.craigslist.org/bik/5974307902.html

https://images.craigslist.org/01717_l9hzoi9wysy_1200x900.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-25-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43,481
Views: 5,104,489
Posted By m_yates
Those wheels are idiotic. How many grams are...

Those wheels are idiotic. How many grams are saved by using only 20 spokes?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-24-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By m_yates
The biggest issues that come up when you upgrade...

The biggest issues that come up when you upgrade an old bike (that I have learned the hard/expensive way):

1. Frame spacing for rear hub. Old frames are often spaced for 120 mm or 126 mm rear...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-21-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By m_yates
I'm envious. I was fortunate enough to take a...

I'm envious. I was fortunate enough to take a short bicycle tour in the countryside around Florence about 10 years ago. It is a gorgeous area and I've never had better food in my life! As others...
Forum: Touring 01-19-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By m_yates
I just posted a reply to you on your similar...

I just posted a reply to you on your similar thread the Bicycle Mechanics sub-forum. My suggestion is to take a look at Microshift groups. They still manufacture a group compatible with a 9 speed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-19-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By m_yates
I'm in the process of doing a similar thing. I'm...

I'm in the process of doing a similar thing. I'm converting an old road bike that had a 6 speed freewheel and double crankset to a 9 speed freehub cassette with a triple crankset. I would suggest...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,718
Posted By m_yates
The vintage components look brand new. The black...

The vintage components look brand new. The black and white color scheme makes the bike look BETTER than the new one seen in the 1986 Schwinn catalog photograph. Wow. Nice job.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-12-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,570
Posted By m_yates
I just happened to have a Niagara Cycle order...

I just happened to have a Niagara Cycle order delivered today. I used USPS priority mail and the package arrived 8 days after I placed the order. Not the fastest, but I wasn't in a big hurry.
Forum: Touring 01-09-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By m_yates
I should also add...if you aren't sure how many...

I should also add...if you aren't sure how many miles you will ride, or even if cycling is something that you enjoy, getting a used bike may make sense. If you ride a lot, you will probably end up...
Forum: Touring 01-09-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By m_yates
You might want to consider the problems that come...

You might want to consider the problems that come along with buying an old bike. This Trek 620, for example, has 27 inch wheels. That wheel size is no longer used on any modern bicycle. As a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-06-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By m_yates
Yes, you are correct. The frame had 120 mm...

Yes, you are correct. The frame had 120 mm spacing in the rear. I already cold set it to 130 mm with the Sheldon Brown method of using a length of 2x4 wood and string to check alignment. I did the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-06-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By m_yates
I guess I haven't been shopping at the right...

I guess I haven't been shopping at the right place. :)

I need them for 3x9 system, though.

Shimano is $174.99...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-06-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By m_yates
Thanks. It is good to hear. I may order the 9...

Thanks. It is good to hear. I may order the 9 speed brifters from Microshift too. The Microshift 9 speed brifters are cheaper than buying bar end shifters + brake levers.

Edit: I don't think...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-06-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By m_yates
Experience with Microshift brand derailluers?

I'm upgrading an old road bike from the 1980s. It is an old 10 speed bike (I guess people would call it a 5 speed now, with a double crankset). I wanted to upgrade it to 9 speed with a triple...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-05-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By m_yates
I think you are correct. The head badge says...

I think you are correct. The head badge says Chicago. But there were stickers on the frame that indicated Made in the USA and 4130 alloy. I assumed it was made in Chicago, but I guess it was...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-05-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By m_yates
Thanks for the information and link to headsets...

Thanks for the information and link to headsets for shopping. The bike is a 1983 Le Tour. It is a 4130 alloy frame built in Chicago. I stripped it down, spread the rear to accept 130 mm hubs, and...
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