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03-01-21, 09:48 AM
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Posted By beicster

Do you get a lot of flex at the stem? I have mine...

Do you get a lot of flex at the stem? I have mine set up like yours and I get a lot of flex. I weight about 240 so that may something to do with it.
02-25-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By beicster

Which one will take the fattest tire? That is...

Which one will take the fattest tire? That is one of my criteria.
02-13-21, 03:18 PM
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Posted By beicster

I suspect that folks have their preferences but I...

I suspect that folks have their preferences but I don't recall there being any kind of dogma on either one in this thread. None of these bikes are being restored to original so it would seem out of...
02-09-21, 09:38 AM
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Posted By beicster

Finally got a chance to measure the tubes (forgot...

Finally got a chance to measure the tubes (forgot the fork, though). The top and seat tubes were both 28.6 and the down tube was 31.7 (ish). My fork is not a unicrown.
02-07-21, 07:24 PM
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Posted By beicster

I'll measure the top and down tube on mine...

I'll measure the top and down tube on mine tomorrow and let you know. I know very little about the frame except that it has Cromor OR stickers on the seat tube and fork blade. Regardless, I like...
02-06-21, 07:00 PM
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Posted By beicster

FYI-I have a mountain bike with Cromor OR and it...

FYI-I have a mountain bike with Cromor OR and it takes a 27.0 seat tube as well.
02-03-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,050
Posted By beicster

Are folks hung up on the name at all? If so, the...

Are folks hung up on the name at all? If so, the story is that were going to call them hillbikes to distinguish them from modern mountain bikes. They had gone down the road with that a bit...
01-28-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,050
Posted By beicster

I like reading Grant's writing and his ideas...

I like reading Grant's writing and his ideas about bike design. At this point in my life, I choose not to afford one of his bikes but I do look for ways to adapt his ideas in a more affordable way. ...
01-16-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 58,194
Posted By beicster

Oops! I need to set the record straight. That...

Oops! I need to set the record straight. That is not the same fork as is on my 85 Voyageur. I went out and took a closer look this morning and the crown is different. Sorry for the confusion.
01-15-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 58,194
Posted By beicster

I don't know about SP forks but that looks...

I don't know about SP forks but that looks exactly like my non SP 85 Voyageur fork. They came painted but were chromed underneath.
01-15-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,236
Posted By beicster

I second that. I have gone through it many times...

I second that. I have gone through it many times and I will go through it many more times.
01-08-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,108
Posted By beicster

If you squeeze your cheeks together, you can...

If you squeeze your cheeks together, you can bunny hop better.
01-06-21, 06:53 PM
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Posted By beicster

LOL. I had to stop myself from asking.

LOL. I had to stop myself from asking.
01-05-21, 09:59 AM
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Posted By beicster

I have an Apex but it is currently with my son. I...

I have an Apex but it is currently with my son. I really liked it. If it had been a couple of inches bigger, it would have been a forever bike for me.
01-05-21, 07:20 AM
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Posted By beicster

Looking good. That is my favorite Shimano...

Looking good. That is my favorite Shimano mountain crank style. It only lasted a couple of years but I loved it.
01-01-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,476
Posted By beicster

I have been working up to this but I told my wife...

I have been working up to this but I told my wife this morning so I guess that makes it official. I am going to get down to two bikes. When we started working from home, I started walking everyday...
12-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,016
Posted By beicster

Oddly, when I was riding bicycles and motorcycles...

Oddly, when I was riding bicycles and motorcycles a lot, I never had trouble remembering that the front brake lever was in different places on each. I figured it was the fact that throttle was on...
12-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,016
Posted By beicster

I utterly and completely disagree with you but I...

I utterly and completely disagree with you but I thank you for the laugh. That is a great line.
12-30-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,231
Posted By beicster

Go for it. I just spread the rear triangle on my...

Go for it. I just spread the rear triangle on my 85 Voyageur to accept a modern 130 OLD hub the other day. I have an 84 Paramount Touring built with modern (but not too modern) Ultegra. There is a...
12-29-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,016
Posted By beicster

Not to mention the fact that a frog and a toad...

Not to mention the fact that a frog and a toad can't even ride bikes.
12-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,390
Posted By beicster

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to...

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to is a 93 Paramount mountain bike, which I bought new. I rode it on my only trip to Moab. My stepson toured the country on it with an xtracycle...
12-26-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By beicster

I found a set. Thanks everyone.

I found a set. Thanks everyone.
12-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By beicster

No worries. Thanks for correcting the record. I...

No worries. Thanks for correcting the record. I hope the champagne is not still hanging out in your system and making you regret your choices. LOL

OTS advertised that back in May and I noted it...
12-26-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By beicster

Tell me more about this. I have had experience...

Tell me more about this. I have had experience with exactly one U Brake and the mounts for U Brakes and roller cams look the same to me. These are for this bike. ...
12-25-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By beicster

WTB-Shimano U Brake or roller cam set

I need a full set to build up the frame I just bought. I prefer silver but black isn't out of the question. Do you have a set clogging up your parts bin? Let me know. Maybe we can work out a deal.
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12-25-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By beicster

My wife and I don't get each other gifts because...

My wife and I don't get each other gifts because we buy what we want (well, within budget) during the year. So, nothing was under the tree but I got myself a present today. I bought this frame that...
12-25-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty, I really like the green they...

That is a beauty, I really like the green they used on this model. Is that crank steel? Can you post some more pics of it? I like the looks.

On the one hand, I want vintage bikes to be cheaper...
12-24-20, 06:49 PM
12-19-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

If one wanted to find a new frame that fit the...

If one wanted to find a new frame that fit the bill here, Handsome Cycles is offering a Bridgestone XO reproduction frame for $699 in a kickstarter campaign. You get your choice of three colors,...
12-17-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

That looks perfect. I'll keep my eyes open.

That looks perfect. I'll keep my eyes open.
12-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,175
Posted By beicster

I feel your pain. It has cost me a lot of money...

I feel your pain. It has cost me a lot of money over the years. Still looking for the right one to build up.
12-16-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

I may get to the point where I am willing to pay...

I may get to the point where I am willing to pay a premium price but I am not there yet. I am still in the window shopping phase.
12-16-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By beicster

That is a beautiful build. GLWTS!

That is a beautiful build. GLWTS!
12-16-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

Those old Stumpies are nice but all the ones I...

Those old Stumpies are nice but all the ones I have seen are $1000 or more for a complete and $400-$500 or more for a frame. I am definitely not ready for that kind of investment. Perhaps I will be...
12-15-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

I am not ready to buy right now but I will keep...

I am not ready to buy right now but I will keep these in mind. Thanks.
12-15-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

Thanks everyone for the great responses. Keep em...

Thanks everyone for the great responses. Keep em coming if you got em.
12-15-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

XL Mountain bike frames-plan for the future

There are a ton of great bikes out there right now that could be considered all-rounders. My heart is aligned with the vintage world of quality steel bikes so when I think of building an...
12-05-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By beicster

I am not in the market for one but I think those...

I am not in the market for one but I think those are fantastic looking. GLWTS.
12-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By beicster

I am not in a place to buy a new bike but I am...

I am not in a place to buy a new bike but I am curious what you think the largest tires that would fit on your Flyer. I have a plan to have a Carlton eventually and it could be a Flyer.
12-01-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,886
Posted By beicster

I was thinking along the same lines.

I was thinking along the same lines.
11-27-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,620
Posted By beicster

I would have no trouble riding a step through or...

I would have no trouble riding a step through or a mixte. I have admired the Rivendell Cheviot for a few years. And, now that my wife and I have spent the last two days stripping our hardwood floors...
11-27-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,335
Posted By beicster

I like that different countries/cultures had...

I like that different countries/cultures had different approaches and I like learning about those differences. Currently, I am into English cycling because a few years ago my wife brought home a...
11-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,406,491
Posted By beicster

Tom, I have a set of nutted Tektro R559's if you...

Tom, I have a set of nutted Tektro R559's if you are interested.
11-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By beicster

I am pretty sure that is an 87. They got the new...

I am pretty sure that is an 87. They got the new decal design (like the ones on the OP's bike) in 88. The U brake was used in 87 and 88.
11-16-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,764
Posted By beicster

My 79, which looked almost exactly like that 78...

My 79, which looked almost exactly like that 78 was all standard threading.
11-15-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By beicster

I found some. Thanks.

I found some. Thanks.
11-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,557
Posted By beicster

What size Paselas are those?

What size Paselas are those?
11-14-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By beicster

ISO: Shimano 9 speed bar end shifters.

If you got ‘em, I’m looking for ‘em.

Thanks,
Andy
11-14-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,191
Posted By beicster

I am definitely enjoying this thread. We ride...

I am definitely enjoying this thread. We ride similar size bikes and have similar taste so I live vicariously through your builds. My youngest is in college right now so watching builds is in my...
11-14-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,780
Posted By beicster

I am going through the same process with my red...

I am going through the same process with my red 84 Paramount Touring. I have always loved red and black. My answer was to buy some black SKS fenders to try them out before I made a decision. The...
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