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01-31-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,064
Posted By Murray Missile

You did a great job too! :thumb:

You did a great job too! :thumb:
01-30-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13,843
Views: 2,907,080
Posted By Murray Missile

These were "saved from the dump", kind of. Guy...

These were "saved from the dump", kind of. Guy bought a box of car parts at an estate auction a few years ago and found these in it. He said he was going to toss them but decided somebody might be...
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Murray Missile

Picked them up tonight, he got them in a box of...

Picked them up tonight, he got them in a box of car parts a few years ago at an estate auction. Never installed, have a little shelf wear but they're all there plus several extra cables. Got 'em for...
01-05-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,013
Posted By Murray Missile

Not the highest end bike I have but definitely in...

Not the highest end bike I have but definitely in the best original condition, I stumbled on this 1982 Nishiki International a few weeks ago. The picture doesn't do it justice, it needs very little,...
12-28-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13,843
Views: 2,907,080
Posted By Murray Missile

There have been 3 or 4 tall (26 inch frame) green...

There have been 3 or 4 tall (26 inch frame) green Varsities for sale near me this year but as I already have a yellow one I passed them up. Mine is now a 12 speed and I put Panaracers on it, the...
12-27-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,672
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol::roflmao::roflmao2: I don't always...

:lol::roflmao::roflmao2:

I don't always spend more than a bike's worth when I fix one up but when I do I spare no expense LOL.
12-25-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7,072
Views: 1,754,725
Posted By Murray Missile

I may have posted this one on this thread...

I may have posted this one on this thread already, I picked it up earlier this year from my M-I-L's neighbor. 1995 Marin Eldridge Grade, needs some TLC but mostly original except for front rim ( on...
12-22-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm a "classic" look guy for the most part but...

I'm a "classic" look guy for the most part but once in awhile you just have to say "What the HELL" and go crazy.........
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12-21-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 243,785
Posted By Murray Missile

Pulled my latest find out and gave it a good look...

Pulled my latest find out and gave it a good look in the daylight, it's even better than I thought. A couple small scratches on each fork leg about 4 inches down from the crown and a small scratch on...
12-21-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 29,513
Posted By Murray Missile

Almost forgot these 2: ...

Almost forgot these 2:
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12-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,020
Posted By Murray Missile

Hmmm, seems I'm not the only 2A supporter here....

Hmmm, seems I'm not the only 2A supporter here. Too bad I lost all mine in an "unfortunate boating accident". When people hear I'm into bicycles they assume I don't like guns. If they only knew!...
12-20-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,020
Posted By Murray Missile

HO slot cars, I still had a few from when I was a...

HO slot cars, I still had a few from when I was a kid back in the 60's and decided to get back into it about this time last year. It was fairly cheap when I was a kid but it sure isn't anymore!
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12-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 29,513
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, you've seen 'em both already but they ARE...

Well, you've seen 'em both already but they ARE black sooo.............

When it was fresh off the stand, I did pull the tape off the front brake caliper....
12-17-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Murray Missile

If the Schwinn was made in Japan it was almost...

If the Schwinn was made in Japan it was almost certainly built by Panasonic. Depending on year and frame material it could be an excellent bike. There are different levels of Le Tours through the...
12-16-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,064
Posted By Murray Missile

Are we related by any chance?

Are we related by any chance?
12-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,064
Posted By Murray Missile

Past experience and logic would dictate I tell...

Past experience and logic would dictate I tell you to throw it back but I'm going to go against conventional wisdom and tell you to go for it but do it as low buck as possible and just make it...
12-15-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,822
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, after getting off to a good start I have...

Well, after getting off to a good start I have had a few major fails the past weeks. You may have seen them posted elsewhere but I took a couple steps back............
12-14-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13,843
Views: 2,907,080
Posted By Murray Missile

Ops, I did it again....

So much for reducing the herd this year but this was too good to pass up, found on my local FB Marketplace.

1982 Nishiki International in super good condition . There is a nice Avocet touring...
12-08-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Murray Missile

My family tree looks like a directory of Ireland...

My family tree looks like a directory of Ireland and Scotland, there are more Mc's, Mac's and O's than a St. Patrick's Day parade plus a bunch more without. :beer:
12-08-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Murray Missile

One of my mentors as a kid was a body man, he...

One of my mentors as a kid was a body man, he told me to remove a dent you take it back out the way it went in, if at all possible. Given the shape, depth and length of this dent ( it was a wedge...
12-08-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Murray Missile

To be sure. I would have removed the head badge...

To be sure. I would have removed the head badge but I was glad I didn't have to. I'm not sure how many noticed but that dent actually went up behind the head badge about an inch. When I saw the gap...
12-07-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Murray Missile

USPS, you know, "the wrecking crew" and it was...

USPS, you know, "the wrecking crew" and it was still in the factory sealed box from Raleigh's frame manufacturer. Packed properly? :roflmao2: It had some white cardstock taped loosely around the...
12-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Murray Missile

Dented head tube fix.

I won't bore you with the whole story but I had a NOS tandem frame with a dented head tube from shipping damage that I managed to salvage. I found a hardened steel ironworker's drift punch that had...
12-04-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22,423
Views: 2,438,318
Posted By Murray Missile

Yeah, I suspect I may have paid too much for this...

Yeah, I suspect I may have paid too much for this one LOL. Nah, it's not "that" bad, I can make something out of it with what I have on hand. It probably still won't be worth my initial purchase...
12-01-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,220
Posted By Murray Missile

Yep, I have some great comebacks for those...

Yep, I have some great comebacks for those moments, most involving Tolkein characters or Irish mythology but, I hold my tongue because I like to think I'm the "bigger" man. :innocent: :rolleyes:
11-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13,843
Views: 2,907,080
Posted By Murray Missile

Snagged this morning. 1990 Nishiki Ariel,...

Snagged this morning.

1990 Nishiki Ariel, original except for saddle and tires.
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11-29-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Murray Missile

Unless it's a higher end bike (of which I have...

Unless it's a higher end bike (of which I have very few) if the bike has them I use them, if they're gone, I don't. I just make sure the rim is centered between the stays and tighten it down, in 40...
11-27-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Murray Missile

Nishiki Ariel

My Mother-In-Law's neighbor listed a bunch of bikes on CL a week or so ago, most are newer low end MTB's but there are few older steel MTB's. An old Fuji basket case with not so great paint but...
11-23-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,449
Posted By Murray Missile

I have some REALLY old "crap", literally, it's a...

I have some REALLY old "crap", literally, it's a coprolite, also known as fossilized feces.
11-14-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By Murray Missile

I have a 1978 Soma sales brochure, your bike...

I have a 1978 Soma sales brochure, your bike matched the Sport in the brochure as far as components and available color but the '78 had smaller graphics and chrome "socks" on both the stays and lower...
11-09-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,013
Posted By Murray Missile

Shadetree tandem build.

My wife and I haven't ridden our current tandem all that much but we thoroughly enjoy it however it is very apparent that the current bike doesn't fit her very well as the top bar is too high for her...
10-29-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,918
Posted By Murray Missile

I'll second that.

I'll second that.
10-26-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7,609
Views: 2,158,126
Posted By Murray Missile

1990 Diamondback Centurion Interval with...

1990 Diamondback Centurion Interval with Microshift R9 3 X 9 brifters and derailleurs.
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10-26-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 616,992
Posted By Murray Missile

Just finished this 1990 Diamondback Centurion...

Just finished this 1990 Diamondback Centurion Interval, bought the frameset 4-1/2 years ago..... I was in no rush LOL.
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10-15-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 185,355
Posted By Murray Missile

We've had a lot of city folk moving to our small...

We've had a lot of city folk moving to our small town and leaving their small dogs out unattended in their fenced in yards and a lot of those small dogs are disappearing. They haven't figured out...
10-14-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 185,355
Posted By Murray Missile

This was our son's cat, Callie, she came with the...

This was our son's cat, Callie, she came with the house he bought. He got a new job that required him to be gone for long periods so we agreed to keep the cat for "awhile". It's now 3 years later and...
10-14-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,192
Posted By Murray Missile

A little progress made.

Looking a little more like a bicycle, I'm liking the red sidewalls a "little" better. It's a crappy picture, it looks better in different lighting
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10-13-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,544
Posted By Murray Missile

:eek: Ouch! :lol: You couldn't be more correct...

:eek: Ouch! :lol: You couldn't be more correct but I still have fond memories of my old Murray Missile even though it weighed more that I did, hence the user name. It was too big for me when I got it...
10-11-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 493,458
Posted By Murray Missile

After too much time passing after out trial ride...

After too much time passing after out trial ride on our tandem (which went very well) we FINALLY took it for a real ride last weekend. It's an old box store bike that I did a lot of component...
10-10-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 185,355
Posted By Murray Missile

One of ours crossed Rainbow Bridge today. Mia, or...

One of ours crossed Rainbow Bridge today. Mia, or as we more often called her "Mama", she lived a long and happy life but she finally just wore out.
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10-08-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,544
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol: :lol: :lol: Oops! I meant FOUL...

:lol: :lol: :lol: Oops! I meant FOUL play................ but I guess it COULD have been a Big Bird.....
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10-08-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By Murray Missile

Oh man that head badge on The Racer! Love it,...

Oh man that head badge on The Racer! Love it, love it, love it!!! :thumb::thumb:
10-07-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13,843
Views: 2,907,080
Posted By Murray Missile

Grabbed this at a flea market yesterday, I'll...

Grabbed this at a flea market yesterday, I'll clean it up and put it on my '75 Schwinn Varsity (turns out Big Bird is a 1975 not a 1974).
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10-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,192
Posted By Murray Missile

Love those "Miami Vice" Centurions, I've never...

Love those "Miami Vice" Centurions, I've never come across one around here for sale in my size but if I ever do I'll probably snag it if it's priced right.
09-29-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Murray Missile

I like to call those "normal" size bikes....

I like to call those "normal" size bikes. :thumb:
09-29-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Murray Missile

My new rule is no stamped rear dropouts and while...

My new rule is no stamped rear dropouts and while I shy away from high ten frames and stem shifters everything else depends on the bike. If it's really clean, fairly priced and something fairly...
09-29-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Murray Missile

While I'm not adverse to buying lower end models...

While I'm not adverse to buying lower end models if the price is cheap enough ( and I've bought some real dogs ) I avoid anything with the Front Freewheel system like a dead skunk no matter how nice...
09-29-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,822
Posted By Murray Missile

The selling spree for 2019 is at an end, I...

The selling spree for 2019 is at an end, I decided to keep the Prelude awhile longer but will be making some changes to it. It may go back on the market next season, it depends on how the changes...
09-29-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13,843
Views: 2,907,080
Posted By Murray Missile

In case no one has noticed I have a strange...

In case no one has noticed I have a strange attraction to the "orphan" marques from this era. Takara, Soma, Shogun, Focus, etc. If that poor old Takara was a 25 inch I'd be tempted to take the...
09-28-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,940
Posted By Murray Missile

I imagine GT's aren't plentiful on your side of...

I imagine GT's aren't plentiful on your side of the state either but if you can find them they can make very nice path cruisers. I sold this Tequesta a few weeks ago only because it was too small for...
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