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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...
11-12-21, 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!...
11-11-21, 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...
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, 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,...
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
...
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, 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...
02-21-21, 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
02-06-21, 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, 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, 02:04 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...
02-02-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By guy1138

Lol, thanks, but it was way easier than that....

Lol, thanks, but it was way easier than that. Somehow that bike has been kicking around mostly inside for the last ~50 years. Other than trashing the rear (steel) wheel, it was a clean up and...
02-02-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By guy1138

Wow! Good thing, that frame is sweet loooking,...

Wow! Good thing, that frame is sweet loooking, certainly worth upgrading the wheels!
02-02-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By guy1138

Best of the "Worst" bikes? Bike Boom and BSO's

What's the worst bike that you still went ahead and fixed up? Here's mine: A Columbia Arlington bike-boom "road bike" with one piece cranks and steel wheels. Replaced the rear with an aluminum rim...
09-19-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By guy1138

Mixtes have been mainstay for me, but I live in a...

Mixtes have been mainstay for me, but I live in a university town with good cycling infrastructure. I always try to have a few mixtes ready to go in August, September time-frame when the students...
09-19-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By guy1138

Of all the skills, my photography probably...

Of all the skills, my photography probably improved the most! And while I did settle in on the pet brick as my favorite; Modelo get's a shout out as being my personal quarantine MVP!
09-19-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By guy1138

Not gonna lie, a cro-mo Nishiki mixte with forged...

Not gonna lie, a cro-mo Nishiki mixte with forged lugs slipped into my personal collection, and I'm building it up with 600 Arabesque...
09-19-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By guy1138

I have to be thankful that even though my primary...

I have to be thankful that even though my primary skill set was devastated by the pandemic, my secondary skill set (bicycle repair) was in unprecedented demand. Prices were inflated enough that, for...
09-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By guy1138

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Bought this one based on a fuzzy picture, turned out to be a Hi-Ten frame...
09-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By guy1138

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Novara Corsa touring bike, surprisingly hard to sell! "REI Brand" is way more...
09-18-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By guy1138

Well, boys, it was a good run!

Well, I'm going back to work, so my time as a make-believe bike shop is coming to a close. I never thought that wrenching on bikes would be a full time gig, even for a little bit. It was incredibly...
09-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By guy1138

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09-10-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 36,413
Posted By guy1138

I don't think that's odd at all. That's a great...

I don't think that's odd at all. That's a great example of an iconic classic bike that hundreds of thousands of folks rode during their youth. For a certain generation "Schwinn" is almost synonymous...
08-22-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 23,625
Posted By guy1138

That color scheme... "I'm Lovin' It" ...

That color scheme... "I'm Lovin' It"
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08-14-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By guy1138

Just a few glamour shots of the final product...

Just a few glamour shots of the final product before it sails on to a new owner. If only it was my size!
...
08-08-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 121,059
Posted By guy1138

Yep, everyone is. All the old schwinns are coming...

Yep, everyone is. All the old schwinns are coming out of the shed and pressed into service as covid bikes, and there is not enough tires to outfit them all.
07-26-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By guy1138

I agree, I just wish I could find one in my size!...

I agree, I just wish I could find one in my size! Here's my 91ish Triple Cross, before and after, also too big....
07-25-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By guy1138

Figured it was either that or an attachment point...

Figured it was either that or an attachment point for lazer beams.
07-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By guy1138

I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy it.

Got on the road early to be the first at the yard sale to buy this bike:...
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By guy1138

I think it's just appearance. They're nice...

I think it's just appearance. They're nice lugged bikes, but the fork is "meh", the cheaper construction is reminiscent of a department store BMX
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By guy1138

Thanks! Probably overpaid at $250, but got it...

Thanks! Probably overpaid at $250, but got it anyway. Tires are good, hoods and tape have to go, and the levers are missing the plastic trim piece (as always).
05-25-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,151
Posted By guy1138

I've sold four downtube shifting bikes for...

I've sold four downtube shifting bikes for between $240 and $360 over the last few weeks here in Austin. Three of them were just mid range steel bikes tuned up with good tires and bar tape. The more...
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