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01-10-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

Cheap cable locks are fairly easy to cut. I keep...

Cheap cable locks are fairly easy to cut. I keep all my bikes inside wherever I go. I have a few places where I lock outside for a short time within my eyesight. If you have to lock up outside at...
11-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By tallbikeman

Firstly RiderofRohan I wish to commend you for...

Firstly RiderofRohan I wish to commend you for not buying a new bicycle without first thinking about it. So many of us succumb to the "gotta haves" for the latest and greatest. You can try the...
09-20-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

I owned a red version of this Dyno model. I put...

I owned a red version of this Dyno model. I put a 7 speed Nexus hub in it which made it much more rideable on city streets. It had the noisiest chain guard ever on a bike. I eventually put sticky...
09-12-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By tallbikeman

Yes your are inspiring. I am at least 60lbs...

Yes your are inspiring. I am at least 60lbs overweight but because of my height I probably will always weigh more than 200lbs. At 210lbs my ribs start to show so I don't know how low I can go and...
09-12-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By tallbikeman

You did a wonderful job fitting out an older,...

You did a wonderful job fitting out an older, cheaper lugged steel frame with everything needed to gravel road. The only thing wrong with it is it didn't cost $3000 dollars. I know that you will be...
09-03-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By tallbikeman

Good to hear from this former Clyde on his...

Good to hear from this former Clyde on his successful loss of weight. I should try to do the same.
08-28-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,593
Posted By tallbikeman

Ashtabula forged forks.

Schwinn's bladed forks were forged solid steel welded to a headtube. Back in the 70's and earlier you could take a bent Schwinn to a Schwinn dealer and they would bend frames and forks true for you....
08-08-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,501
Posted By tallbikeman

Recently bought my wife a RAD step thru e bike. ...

Recently bought my wife a RAD step thru e bike. She is now able to keep up with me and goes on my 20 mile rides regularly now. She hasn't been able to do that in many a year. I notice e bikes...
08-05-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By tallbikeman

selinz I am in the same weight range you are in. ...

selinz I am in the same weight range you are in. I walk an hour a day and then later I will ride my bike 10 to 20 miles. About shoes and cleats. You might consider putting on a nice set of...
05-23-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,379
Posted By tallbikeman

In the early days of Klunker/Mountain biking I...

In the early days of Klunker/Mountain biking I used a Schwinn Varsity Klunker with 26" x 1.75" tires to race with in Northern California. I equipped my bike with a Favorit rear coaster brake and a...
05-23-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,506
Posted By tallbikeman

Thank you 2old for the tips. I've already...

Thank you 2old for the tips. I've already started looking. I still have this bike and have gotten some replacement components for it through normal wear and tear and component changes on my other...
04-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,688
Posted By tallbikeman

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made...

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made Schwinn Sports Tourer and a 69cm Nishiki Sebring. Both bikes bought used and built frame up with new components. As you said you don't make money on...
03-28-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

Two down cruisers back on the road

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The bike in the foreground is a 1960...
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,688
Posted By tallbikeman

As was noted at beginning of the video these two...

As was noted at beginning of the video these two gentlemen alluded to a study done at a university lab, maybe in Switzerland, on this subject in which it was noted there is no power output difference...
03-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

U Brakes started out very early in the mountain...

U Brakes started out very early in the mountain bike revolution because cantilever brakes mounted on the seat stays would bend the stays outward when applied. This diminished their effectiveness. ...
03-14-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable...

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable riding bicycles. I like that this is a Chicago made Schwinn also. I ride a Varsity from the Chicago era that is still putting a great big smile on my...
03-04-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,312
Posted By tallbikeman

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and...

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and presently own a Ryan Vanguard. None of my recumbent seats hurt me during rides. I'm using Spiderflex noseless saddles for my diamond frame bikes. This...
02-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,716
Posted By tallbikeman

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat...

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat for two years before trading it out. I found that the Spongy Wonder gave me saddle sores where my sitz bones sat on the seat. This became a recurring...
02-21-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,688
Posted By tallbikeman

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I'm 6'5" at 260 lbs and ride older steel 10 speed bicycles...
02-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,688
Posted By tallbikeman

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. ...

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. Concerning freewheels. I thought that freewheels died out in the 90's when the cassette came along. I had to purchase a freewheel for an older bike...
02-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,254
Posted By tallbikeman

American bicycling was built on the one piece...

American bicycling was built on the one piece crank with press fit bearing cups in the frame. Frames were steel as were the bearing cups. Having serviced many of the older style (still being...
02-08-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,688
Posted By tallbikeman

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting...

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting to mechanic or build a bike yourself. By this I assume you want a solution with a minimum of mechanic or build work. If I'm right about this then...
02-07-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,502
Posted By tallbikeman

Tektro 559

I own a pair of Tektro 559's that are mounted on my Schwinn Chicago Varsity. A couple of pictures of the bicycle with the 559's mounted. This bike came with 27"x1 1/4" wheels but now sports Velocity...
01-25-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,775
Posted By tallbikeman

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You are so right about Schwinn Varsity's and their cousins. They...
01-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,615
Posted By tallbikeman

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced...

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced in the early 70's while based in a mountainous area. There was always the casual rider who would come out on a ride and keep up or kill us on the...
01-24-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By tallbikeman

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well...

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well after your health travails.
01-24-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,832
Posted By tallbikeman

Looking forward to your road test review of your...

Looking forward to your road test review of your ultra range setup.
01-24-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By tallbikeman

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big...

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big guys like me have serious issues getting up the hills. Big guys like me absolutely rule downhills as long as you keep your hands off the brakes. Kudos...
01-23-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,832
Posted By tallbikeman

I run triples on several bicycles. I'm can't...

I run triples on several bicycles. I'm can't pull the bigger gears anymore. I like to set up my triples with a 24 tooth granny, a 32 tooth middle and a 34 tooth high gear. I like 11-34 rear 10...
12-16-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
Posted By tallbikeman

Congratulations on your mileage. That is a lot...

Congratulations on your mileage. That is a lot of work and dedication. Good to hear of your healthy weight loss too.
12-15-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By tallbikeman

Its good to hear of your successful operation and...

Its good to hear of your successful operation and fast recovery.
12-06-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

What constitutes MTB frame geometry. That is a...

What constitutes MTB frame geometry. That is a moving target type of question. At the start of MTB design it was long wheelbase bikes with long rear chainstays and very relaxed frame angles both...
12-06-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 61,141
Posted By tallbikeman

Twin Six has heavy overtones of old school...

Twin Six has heavy overtones of old school Klunker in the frame lines. Beautiful bicycle.
12-06-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,502
Posted By tallbikeman

As the days have shortened I have not been riding...

As the days have shortened I have not been riding as much. Too many winter type chores. However I got in a 10 mile ride today on my newly repaired Schwinn Varsity. That bike is equipped with...
11-29-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

Someone designed and built this masterpiece in...

Someone designed and built this masterpiece in 1939. WOW This bike has a real muscular presence about it. The polished aluminum frame and fork. The superb chainguard. American manufacturing at...
11-27-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 44,446
Posted By tallbikeman

What are the pegs on the front wheel of the first...

What are the pegs on the front wheel of the first bicycle pictured for? You have a nice collection of Worksman bicycles.
11-25-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,015
Posted By tallbikeman

What a beautiful Klunker. I raced Klunkers in...

What a beautiful Klunker. I raced Klunkers in the late 70's and early 80's in Northern California. To race in the mountains the Klunkers had a front brake, a coaster brake hub in the rear, or a 3...
11-25-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 44,446
Posted By tallbikeman

An industrial site I worked at had a fleet of...

An industrial site I worked at had a fleet of this style Worksman but with the crowned fork of the late 70's early 80's. These were excellent bicycles and very durable. They had the steel rims with...
11-25-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 44,446
Posted By tallbikeman

My LGB Worksman

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Bought this new in early 90's. Very handy bike for...
11-24-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 61,141
Posted By tallbikeman

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I weigh 250lbs on a 6'5" frame. These wheels are Vuelta SL37 aluminum...
11-15-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,471
Posted By tallbikeman

Beautiful job on this Corvette. The Corvette is...

Beautiful job on this Corvette. The Corvette is a middleweight bike sold with 26" x 1.75" tires. Because it had fenders a 2.l25" tire may fit just fine. I would check though. They were sold as 3...
11-15-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,280
Posted By tallbikeman

That is a beautiful bicycle Robalero. Have fun.

That is a beautiful bicycle Robalero. Have fun.
11-09-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,502
Posted By tallbikeman

Please show a picture if you get a chance of your...

Please show a picture if you get a chance of your Norco. I love older steel 10 speed bikes from the 70's and 80's. I have three of the them. My 68cm Nishiki Sebring is very similar to yours in...
11-01-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,280
Posted By tallbikeman

Matt the Hat, I can feel your pain. Rode...

Matt the Hat, I can feel your pain. Rode 21.5miles today and got a pressure sore on my left butt. Back to the recumbent I go. Trying for 250 miles this month if the weather holds.
09-06-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,301
Posted By tallbikeman

As fietsbob notes both of the bicycles that broke...

As fietsbob notes both of the bicycles that broke above the crank had a brazed on fitting just where the break occured and the bicycles both had a very long chrome moly seatpost that was also...
08-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By tallbikeman

These old Schwinn Varsity's were designed to be...

These old Schwinn Varsity's were designed to be cheap, durable, with very slack head and seat post angles. Lots of room around the original 27x1 1/4 tires for fenders. It has 700c now but will fit...
08-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By tallbikeman

changes, changes

I love older paid for long ago bicycles. It is easy and cheap to modify their systems, put on new wheel sets, try something new. Kirby999 like you I don't want to have unused gearing on a bicycle. ...
08-11-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,048
Posted By tallbikeman

supermatt9 modern seats rely on your sit bones...

supermatt9 modern seats rely on your sit bones and perineum area to provide the support for whatever body weight that is not on your arms/hands. Be especially careful about the perineum area. It is...
08-09-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,433
Posted By tallbikeman

So easy to put calories of all kinds into your...

So easy to put calories of all kinds into your body. I'm fighting a battle with myself at this time to get my weight into the 235lb range. Lots of exercise will not negate a bad food choice. I've...
07-02-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By tallbikeman

That is a very cool rebuild. I use pedal...

That is a very cool rebuild. I use pedal extenders because my size 14 feet will hit the rear forks if I don't. The older steel MTB's were built with so many features that one can build everything...
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