Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: guy1138
Showing results 1 to 50 of 125
Search took 0.02 seconds.
11-13-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,336,031
Posted By guy1138

I called the owner of the local scrap facility...

I called the owner of the local scrap facility when I saw two kids bikes in there, said I fix up adult bikes and donate any kids bikes I find to the local fix-a-bike co-op. Got permission to pull any...
11-13-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By guy1138

Unfortunately, yes. But it's cool that it's...

Unfortunately, yes. But it's cool that it's still getting used instead of hung on the wall, so it gets a pass!
11-12-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 911,081
Posted By guy1138

The venerable Trek 520. Just sold to someone...

The venerable Trek 520. Just sold to someone doing the Natchez Trace this spring!...
11-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,439
Posted By guy1138

That's just the reality of living in a "bike...

That's just the reality of living in a "bike mecca". If you have good infrastructure and good cycling "culture", bikes are more desirable and cost more! You see the over-priced Walmart bikes in the...
11-12-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By guy1138

That outline is a cover that pops off to reveal...

That outline is a cover that pops off to reveal the mounting holes. You need standard SPD pedals (ie 5** series). SPD-SL is the road style for large, triangle "Delta style" plastic cleats, you...
11-11-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By guy1138

Instead of reducing hours, my fav LBS just...

Instead of reducing hours, my fav LBS just straight up closed for a week on 3 or 4 occasions in the last 18 months. IMO, they did it right. They put it out there on social media that they had a...
11-11-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By guy1138

Bulk cable and housing is backordered right now...

Bulk cable and housing is backordered right now on Nashbar/Performance (although only a week out if the website is accurate). And that's at retail. I'm sure the situation is pretty grim at QBP &...
11-10-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By guy1138

That actually sounds legitimate. Older TVs had...

That actually sounds legitimate. Older TVs had capacitors that held enough juice to literally kill you, even if the TV was unplugged.
10-23-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,336,031
Posted By guy1138

The "Delta" cleats are back in production since...

The "Delta" cleats are back in production since they're the same as used on Peloton pedals.
09-09-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By guy1138

I sold the Deltas. Lots of indoor bikes...

I sold the Deltas. Lots of indoor bikes (including peloton) are using Delta-compatible pedals, so you can actually find cleats for these things again! In the last year, I've sold about 6 pairs that...
09-08-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By guy1138

Well, I finally got around to cleaning it up, but...

Well, I finally got around to cleaning it up, but I don't have any glamor shots, since I swapped it instead of listing it for sale:...
09-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By guy1138

Yeah, I agree! I wasn't implying that the mixte...

Yeah, I agree! I wasn't implying that the mixte should be junked, just that the stock components need to go



Agreed! here's my Peugeot that got much the same treatment: ...
09-08-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By guy1138

Nice, sounds like you're well on your way! Also,...

Nice, sounds like you're well on your way! Also, FYI, the "@" doesn't work here, but the "QUOTE" button at the bottom will alert someone that you responded. If it is a long post, or has pics, the...
09-08-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By guy1138

I love mixtes more than the average bear, but I...

I love mixtes more than the average bear, but I think a lot of us forget how absolutely miserable these low-end Peugeots were to actually ride.

Steel rims, cottered cranks, all steel components,...
09-04-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By guy1138

No idea what book to recommend, but if you're...

No idea what book to recommend, but if you're having trouble getting into the big dog, I'd start with checking the limit screw. The ramping wasn't great back then, so it would sort of "overshift" to...
04-03-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 95,500
Posted By guy1138

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20210329_143859_1584c6c9f75446a630dc463de622ef19558ffdbf.jpg
My local shop, this is their old logo from the 80s and 90s. They just got...
04-03-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By guy1138

V-brake levers on caliper or canti brakes?

V-brake levers on caliper or canti brakes?
03-16-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 911,081
Posted By guy1138

A real time capsule Miyata 610 that I sold this...

A real time capsule Miyata 610 that I sold this past fall! Wish it had been my size
...
03-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By guy1138

I don't think it's that simple. Looking at the...

I don't think it's that simple. Looking at the 89 catalog, the description for the frameset on the Rockhopper, Rockhopper Comp and the Stumpjumper is exactly the same. Then the Stumpjumper Comp and...
03-15-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By guy1138

You're probably the guy to ask: Looking at the 3...

You're probably the guy to ask: Looking at the 3 tiers of Specialized Mountain bikes from the era, is there much of a difference between the frames, or did it mostly come down to the components? If...
02-27-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By guy1138

Yep, standard placement for panasonic made bikes

Yep, standard placement for panasonic made bikes
02-27-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By guy1138

Dude! Have you tried to find Testors recently? If...

Dude! Have you tried to find Testors recently? If you thought the Covid bike shortage was serious, you haven't been into a hobby lobby lately!
02-26-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By guy1138

Dibs on your wheel in the group ride.

Dibs on your wheel in the group ride.
02-26-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By guy1138

That white is nice and clean! The Celeste bar...

That white is nice and clean! The Celeste bar tape looks great with it, too. Mine came with celeste, but I didn't like the look with black and red frame.

Do you mind if I ask what you got for...
02-26-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By guy1138

Thanks! My research indicates that this was...

Thanks! My research indicates that this was probably made by Panasonic, is that not correct?
02-26-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By guy1138

The good ol' Strip-&-Flip. When I get a bike...

The good ol' Strip-&-Flip.
When I get a bike that just needs *too much,* and won't be worth the cost of consumables when it's done, I typically strip it down to a frameset, throw the parts in my...
02-26-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By guy1138

Thanks! It's a good use for bent aluminum bars!...

Thanks! It's a good use for bent aluminum bars! Even the bar tape is recycled (old tape with a little bit of clean up, wrapped the opposite way, so the dirty half is mostly covered).



I'm...
02-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By guy1138

Let's be honest, who here turns away *any*...

Let's be honest, who here turns away *any* bicycle?
02-26-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By guy1138

Bianchi Volpe Glamor Shots! The original "master of none" bike

Introducing one of the original "gravel bikes," the Bianchi Volpe. Ahead of its time, supposed to be an "adventure bike," but mostly defined by what it **wasn't**.

It wasn't a cyclocross bike,...
02-25-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By guy1138

Top Score! 87 Schwinn Prologue, 58cm

Among my top-5 ever vintage finds: Just brought home this barn-find Schwinn Prologue! Best I can tell, '87 or '88 with the red/white fade, Tange Prestige tubing, built by Panasonic. Offered as a...
02-25-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,507
Posted By guy1138

Can we get the Box moving again? I have a bunch...

Can we get the Box moving again? I have a bunch of Simplex crap that I can't throw away for some reason, but I know I'm not demonic enough to ever inflict it upon a bicycle....
02-25-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By guy1138

Pre-load Frustration - Shimano 105 5700 Rear Hub

Hey Gang,

Bought a used bike and noticed some lateral play in the rear wheel. Did a typical rear hub service, but when I preload enough to eliminate the slop, there is a ton of drag! It feels...
02-23-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By guy1138

Of course I do not, sir! They're...

Of course I do not, sir!



They're actually on the loose side, and now I realize that Delta Cleats are bigger, so I'm nearly certain they're delta. Thanks!
02-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By guy1138

Are these Look Delta Pedals?

My Google-FU is failing me! These have no markings except "Product of France" and "Look Patent" under the sprung clip bar. The only one I can find with the same adjustment knob is the A5.1, but...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,057
Posted By guy1138

Here's a similar vintage Cannondale ST-600...

Here's a similar vintage Cannondale ST-600 (actually a touring bike with mounts and cantis) That I sold for $365 last spring before the bike crunch really hit. I would expect to get closer to ~$450...
Replies: 619
Views: 243,930
Posted By guy1138

Well, that didn't age well.... Here...

Well, that didn't age well....



Here rigid 90s mountain bikes are in big demand as so many people get back into cycling. They make perfect all-rounder bikes and they're simple. If it's got a...
Replies: 619
Views: 243,930
Posted By guy1138

I always include a pic of the rear derailleur and...

I always include a pic of the rear derailleur and gear cluster so they can see the drivetrain is clean and ready to ride.
02-21-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By guy1138

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but beer...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but beer pairings for different bike repair/maintenance tasks may be the best idea ever!

Pulling cranks? Light Beer
Mounting Conti 5000GP tires? Stout Porter
02-07-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,128
Posted By guy1138

This! Also very helpful for guiding cables...

This! Also very helpful for guiding cables through frames. And my magnetic parts tray that I can stick onto my repair stand makes loose bearings so much easier to keep track of.
02-06-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 273,513
Posted By guy1138

Damn, that colorway is perfect. Love the earlier...

Damn, that colorway is perfect. Love the earlier 7xx bikes before they went all triathlon with it!
02-06-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 273,513
Posted By guy1138

I did sell this one locally. I'm typically...

I did sell this one locally. I'm typically 51-54cm, but I am on a one-in, one-out diet! I try to keep my personal bikes down to a dozen or so.
02-06-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 273,513
Posted By guy1138

Thanks! I had just polished the frame, and the...

Thanks! I had just polished the frame, and the sunset hit it just right! The paint has metallic in it, so it really "pops" in the right light.
02-03-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By guy1138

Man, wish I could play in this thread; still...

Man, wish I could play in this thread; still haven't scored a nice Stumpy.

Here is the Hard Rock Ultra and the Rock Hopper Comp that I managed to put together this summer, though!...
02-03-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 273,513
Posted By guy1138

I freaking love that color. Here's the one I...

I freaking love that color. Here's the one I refreshed this summer. Wish it was in my size, would have kept it!...
02-03-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,903
Posted By guy1138

I find that Mequiars Cleaning wax works pretty...

I find that Mequiars Cleaning wax works pretty well 90% of the time. It's a very mild polish and works well with most bike paints. I'll often do the whole frame with it. Scratch-x is a little bit...
02-03-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By guy1138

OMG, I had the Mixte version of this bike! Same...

OMG, I had the Mixte version of this bike! Same color and everything. It was.... not good. My old bike mechanic friend used to say that if you bought a low end French bike, better hope you got a...
02-03-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By guy1138

Man, look at the tires on that! What a perfect...

Man, look at the tires on that! What a perfect dirt path bike, as long as there are no huge hills!
02-03-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By guy1138

Chrome lugs and downtube shifters? That bike is...

Chrome lugs and downtube shifters? That bike is too nice for this thread!
02-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,903
Posted By guy1138

Thanks! This was the bike that finally forced me...

Thanks! This was the bike that finally forced me to buy a buffer. I am really impressed with the Miyata paint from the time period. So much soot and oxidation; but with a light cutting polish, then...
02-03-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,903
Posted By guy1138

These are really awesome bikes, originally...

These are really awesome bikes, originally marketed as a flat-bar cyclocross bike. They're perfect as modern gravel bikes!

Here's one I found and refreshed this past summer. There were dead bugs...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 125
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.