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Forum: Southeast
02-21-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By frisky99

Riding the Pinellas Trail at night.

I have ridden the length of the trail in years past and am spending some time with a friend in Tarpon Springs and wonder about night riding with proper lighting. Plan to stay on the north end of the...
02-12-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,518
Posted By frisky99

There is a LHT on the Eau Claire Craigslist fire ...

There is a LHT on the Eau Claire Craigslist fire $700. I could help facilitate with it. I own one so I know these bikes pretty well. I come down to Chicago and Milwaukee
often. frisky
02-06-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By frisky99

My bomb shelter shop

In the winter months I work on my bikes in a 60's bomb shelter rather than an unheated garage The temp stays around 55 degrees year round and the heat and humidity are easily controlled It sits...
01-25-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By frisky99

I don't cross chain if I can help it and never...

I don't cross chain if I can help it and never for extended time. It is a triple and I do spend a lot of time in the middle ring. To get that much one sided wear I would have to spend a lot of time...
01-25-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By frisky99

Uneven idler pulley wear Shimano 6600

Hello ,I was going over my bike and was surprised to find the idler pulley with rounded wear on the inside of the pulley. My guess would be the hanger or RD Curious how others solved this problem ....
Forum: Touring
07-30-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By frisky99

Thanks for the responses. i'll start with the T...

Thanks for the responses. i'll start with the T mobile coverage maps . Looking forward to the trip and planning seems to be falling into place. Frisky
Forum: Touring
07-29-17, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By frisky99

cell phone reception on the Natchez Trace

Going to ride this fall and was curious about my phone working. I have T Mobile and I often lose it here in Wisconsin .
I plan on riding north to south with my wife driving ahead to where we will...
06-26-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,478
Posted By frisky99

I often see those little 5 hour energy bottles...

I often see those little 5 hour energy bottles that probably also play into the mix.
05-04-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By frisky99

Thanks dabac , after I got the freewheel off I...

Thanks dabac , after I got the freewheel off I could see it wouldn't be hard to find an axle . I was just thinking 30yr old stuff may be harder to find . Thanks again for the response
05-04-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By frisky99

bent axle shimano 600 6 speed

I managed to bend the axle fighting with the freewheel . Is ebay my best shot at finding another or maybe
try some older bike shops ? Thanks, frisky
05-03-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By frisky99

I just picked up a 87 trek 1200 size 21 and was...

I just picked up a 87 trek 1200 size 21 and was surprised it had 65's on it . I was expecting 70's.
03-22-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,812,684
Posted By frisky99

I cleaned up the identical bike for a friend last...

I cleaned up the identical bike for a friend last year. His had the barely legible "competition"written towards the front of the top tube. He said he bought it new in 1971.
02-22-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By frisky99

Sugino honeycomb

Picked up a nicely upgraded 87 Trek 1500 and these cranks were on the bike . going along with the other upgrades (Campy and Cinelli)I assume they were once desireable . Any info , thanks Frisky
02-21-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,767
Posted By frisky99

test

553647 Test
01-24-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,835
Posted By frisky99

Do knockoffs come with a serial # ?

Do knockoffs come with a serial # ?
12-31-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,314
Posted By frisky99

Yeah , I liked them too until I tried to find...

Yeah , I liked them too until I tried to find replacement hoods .
12-30-16, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,314
Posted By frisky99

I have the same bike but I thought mine was a 98...

I have the same bike but I thought mine was a 98 model. Switched out the wheelset , added a compact , carbon fork and 105 10 speed stuff. i loaned mine to a friend while i was working on his bike...
12-23-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By frisky99

odd seat tube find

I am posting this here because it probably would happen more on C&V bikes. I bought an older Surly LHT last week and while I flipped it over on the stand I could hear something slide down in the...
12-22-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,200
Posted By frisky99

Thank you , they look like what I need , but the...

Thank you , they look like what I need , but the web page doesn't seem to work for me . I am cautious about downloading something in order to get to their website. have you had success using them ?...
12-22-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,200
Posted By frisky99

can't find shimano 5500 hoods

Looking online in the usual places they don't seem to show up. Levers are fine but the hoods need replacement.
9spd 105 5500 replacement hoods . Thanks , frisky
10-06-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By frisky99

Yes, I thought of taking one off the Simplex...

Yes, I thought of taking one off the Simplex levers and that is probably what I will do . Honestly I don't think I lost it , somewhere over the last 45 years someone else did. These things happen.
10-06-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By frisky99

Weinmann 610 barrel adjusters ?

Hello , putting my friends Raliegh Comp back together and there doesn't seem to be any barrel adjuster at the rear bridge. I don't think I misplaced it. Was this the original setup ?. Thank you .
09-30-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By frisky99

Beacon road bike

Hello , I was at a friends yesterday and he had a Beacon road bike in his basement , unfortunately it was difficult to access due to the number of bikes surrounding it. Barends and the looks of...
09-25-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By frisky99

Zeus dropouts and Competition written on top tube...

Zeus dropouts and Competition written on top tube with Carlton on the brake hoods. Everything is off except for the crankset and BB , my 16mm socket wouldn't fit but the crank spins nicely without...
09-25-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By frisky99

One thing I did notice that the frame is probably...

One thing I did notice that the frame is probably a 55 or 56 and the bar width is 38cm. My friend should be on at least a 42cm so I think I'll switch out the bars thinking it may help his stability....
09-25-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By frisky99

advice on modernizing a 71 Raleigh Comp

advice on modernizing a 71 Raleigh Comp ?'s
I offered to update a stock competition for an old friend(original owner), if it were pristine I would probably advise against it but looks like i will...
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By frisky99

advice on modernizing a 71 Raleigh Comp ?'s

I offered to update a stock competition for an old friend(original owner), if it were pristine I would probably advise against it but looks like i will plod ahead using bits and pieces I have laying...
05-16-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By frisky99

Thought you may have used the Pinellas Trail....

Thought you may have used the Pinellas Trail. Many good micro breweries on it . Good job .
04-16-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By frisky99

Thanks all . I am going to get right on it ....

Thanks all . I am going to get right on it . Frisky
04-16-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By frisky99

big/big plus 2 chain measurement

Hello , just fitting a Shimano 11 speed chain on a 50/34 compact with 12/32 cassette. Shimano says big/big plus 2 . Anyone have experience with this configuration ? Hate to cut it too short.
Thanks...
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By frisky99

I won't see him or the bike for about a month but...

I won't see him or the bike for about a month but I plan on taking the bike and going over it fully to take stock . He bought it in the early 70's . I bought one in 1969 and then the colors were...
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By frisky99

Raleigh early 70's Competition

Hello , a friend of mine is the proud original owner of a robin's egg blue and white Competition . I am thinking of doing some modernization work for him with odds and ends I have laying around ,...
01-25-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,257
Posted By frisky99

I know I used them with a 9 spd setup. Wasn'tsure...

I know I used them with a 9 spd setup. Wasn'tsure it would work but it did.
11-16-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By frisky99

Scam , seen the same with cars on Craigslist.

Scam , seen the same with cars on Craigslist.
11-10-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By frisky99

Here in Wisconsin frac sand mining is making the...

Here in Wisconsin frac sand mining is making the hills physically disappear.
02-12-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By frisky99

help with ID and serial #

Not sure if this is the right forum but I know there is a lot of knowledge here. I picked up a Easton scandium frame without any indication as to how it was marketed.
Serial # is KU9A0002 and...
Forum: Touring
04-16-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,402
Posted By frisky99

How do you get 20% off ? We are members , but...

How do you get 20% off ? We are members , but never hear of any deals . Thanks , Frisky
Forum: Touring
04-15-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By frisky99

randonnuer bar question ( miyata 610)

Hello , I have a miyata 610 I am thinking of doing a few upgrades to and then maybe some touring .
The randonnuer bars are most comfortable width wise in the drops , but on the hoods they seem...
09-26-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,557
Posted By frisky99

Yes , accidents are often a composite of small...

Yes , accidents are often a composite of small individual factors coming together at once and making it hard to defend against them . Our last tandem crash was just one of those . Good luck and hope...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,415
Posted By frisky99

Look on Ebay. Put them on one of my road bikes...

Look on Ebay. Put them on one of my road bikes and on our tandem and have been happy with them .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By frisky99

Broke 5 ribs and caved in the left side of my rib...

Broke 5 ribs and caved in the left side of my rib cage a few years back . I was riding by myself and ended up under a tree on someones lawn. Luckily some runners came along since I couldn't get up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,649
Posted By frisky99

While slowly climbing a frog hopped from the...

While slowly climbing a frog hopped from the roadside and landed on the top of my foot , he made one revolution before going on his way. Also followed a wolf for about a quarter mile down a country...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By frisky99

Nature Valley Gran Fondo

The road race is coming to Menonomie , Wi. this Saturday(16th) and the Gran Fondo is run earlier. Great to see the pros ride 'our" roads and flatlanders experiencing the driftless area. Western...
06-03-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By frisky99

Brifter rattle 105

Hello , Is there anything that can be done about it . 105 left side about 12 years old .
Thanks , Frisky
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By frisky99

In prehistoric days we used to fix our own "sew...

In prehistoric days we used to fix our own "sew ups" as we called them . We carried a razor blade , sewing needle , dental floss and a patch kit . Are modern tubulars so different that it is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By frisky99

look at this site . I think the $'s are on the...

look at this site . I think the $'s are on the high side and know one knows what these bikes actually sell for.
I paid $250 for the same bike , but it wasn't pristine by any stretch . Has been very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By frisky99

Thank you for posting . I enjoy looking into the...

Thank you for posting . I enjoy looking into the past a seeing people at their daily lives and jobs , no matter how repetitious they were. I can only imagine the noise , fumes and heat some had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By frisky99

Don't know how I missed that . Thanks for...

Don't know how I missed that . Thanks for posting anyway . My head is just a little too large.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By frisky99

only small sizes left ........

only small sizes left ........
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,939
Posted By frisky99

Had a blowout on our tandem a few years ago and...

Had a blowout on our tandem a few years ago and my wife broke her collar bone and scapula , which meant she had to have her dominant arm strapped to her body for the whole hot summer. Ten weeks...
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