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03-26-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,955
Posted By mcgreivey

No, but I'm going to guess that they would fit on...

No, but I'm going to guess that they would fit on SunTour braze-ons, which as I recall were different from Shimano and Campy braze-ons (but I don't remember for sure). Maybe this will nudge someone...
09-22-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,332
Posted By mcgreivey

I figured. But I wasn't sure. That's why I...

I figured. But I wasn't sure. That's why I shrugged.

Is there an emoticon for a tentative but friendly shrugging smile, with an added hint of guarded, non-aggressive, ironic semi-indignation?...
09-22-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,332
Posted By mcgreivey

Then I guess also, there should be no reason to...

Then I guess also, there should be no reason to READ this forum, either. Let alone posting non-answers.

[shrug]
09-22-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,506
Posted By mcgreivey

Maybe you should just go strip off the parts you...

Maybe you should just go strip off the parts you want, throw away the frame there, and ride the bus home again?

But yeah, if you really want the frame tubes, and the adventure... it's true......
09-22-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,184
Posted By mcgreivey

I guess I'm not adding anything that hasn't...

I guess I'm not adding anything that hasn't already been said, but the Tektro stuff I have (pedals, brake levers) is 100% fine.
02-27-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,513
Posted By mcgreivey

I think center-pulls look cool. (FWIW)

I think center-pulls look cool.

(FWIW)
02-12-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By mcgreivey

I have extra 7- and 8-speed rapidfire shifters...

I have extra 7- and 8-speed rapidfire shifters lying around--but black, not silver.
02-09-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By mcgreivey

No!

No!
02-08-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,042
Posted By mcgreivey

THEN... "Front" Command shifter, set up to...

THEN...

"Front" Command shifter, set up to shift RD...

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Both...
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02-07-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,042
Posted By mcgreivey

I still use mine. Well, one of them. I use the...

I still use mine. Well, one of them. I use the front shifter for my front derailleur, which is a Shimano Sora triple. (I have an 8-speed Shimano trigger shifter for the rear. The RD and freewheel are...
02-02-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,481
Posted By mcgreivey

Depends on where, how long, what kind of bike you...

Depends on where, how long, what kind of bike you have, how good your locks are, etc.

My bikes aren't valuable by any means, but I wouldn't want to lose them either. I've left them locked up in...
01-29-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By mcgreivey

https://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy-ab&hl=en...

https://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=site:bikeforums.net+thule+pickup+bed+rack&btnG=Search&pbx=1&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=

I think the one you're looking for...
12-08-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,927
Posted By mcgreivey

+1 !!

+1 !!
12-05-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By mcgreivey

Crazy. Cool.

Crazy.

Cool.
11-16-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,681
Posted By mcgreivey

I wouldn't give him anything. It's an as-is sale,...

I wouldn't give him anything. It's an as-is sale, he hardly rushed to pay you, and he wants too much back anyway. I guess I don't know anything about this bike, but 160 doesn't sound like a lot....
09-20-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,784
Posted By mcgreivey

2002 Sirrus A1 $0 drop bars from my old...

2002 Sirrus A1

$0 drop bars from my old Windsor
$35 shorter stem
$20 Tektro v-brake levers for drop bars
$25 SunTour Command shifters, later changed to $10 modified (so they would work on drop...
08-21-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,162
Posted By mcgreivey

Just realized that I have an Escape 2, not an...

Just realized that I have an Escape 2, not an Escape 1.

The Escape 1 has nicer components, a lighter fork. Probably the same frame.

Anyway, the fact remains, you got a good bike. What are you...
08-21-11, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,162
Posted By mcgreivey

I have an Escape 1 -- 2010 or 2011? Not sure. ...

I have an Escape 1 -- 2010 or 2011? Not sure.

Anyway, it's a good basic bike. It doesn't have fancy components, but everything works. I've taken it on long rides (up to 50 miles), with no...
08-09-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,821
Posted By mcgreivey

No. Your big might be a couple grams lighter...

No.

Your big might be a couple grams lighter with Ultegra, and your walet will be as wel, and people may say, "Ooh, nice Ultegra!", but your bike wil still stop the same.

Kool Stops
07-21-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By mcgreivey

My hands don't get along anymore with cotton tape...

My hands don't get along anymore with cotton tape on any bike I actually want to ride more than a block--old or new. Looks nice, though.
07-12-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By mcgreivey

If you ask the question, then that means you are...

If you ask the question, then that means you are ready.
07-12-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 969
Posted By mcgreivey

I'm in, if it's in Oct. or Nov., and especially...

I'm in, if it's in Oct. or Nov., and especially if it's in NJ.
07-12-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By mcgreivey

Depends on how cold it is. If I want to take a...

Depends on how cold it is. If I want to take a ride and I think it will rain, and it's not too cold, I take my aluminum-frame bike (with fenders), and don't carry anything that can't get wet. Then I...
07-09-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By mcgreivey

The axle is probably moving bcause there's no...

The axle is probably moving bcause there's no washer.

Yes, it's possible there's some play in the hub, and it needs the bearing cones adjusted. The axle might even be broken.

Maybe there are a...
07-09-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,375
Posted By mcgreivey

[QUOTE=ahsposo;12902746]Please tell me you're...

[QUOTE=ahsposo;12902746]Please tell me you're making this up.
.../QUOTE]

Joking, but not kidding. I bet if I felt like trying, I could turn up a photo online of a house with a backyard full of...
07-09-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,375
Posted By mcgreivey

At least you're not into old cars. Or old...

At least you're not into old cars. Or old refrigerators.
06-29-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By mcgreivey

My moose rack fits fine on my old bike with 27 x...

My moose rack fits fine on my old bike with 27 x 1-1/4 tires (so, larger diameter than 700 x 28), with plenty of room to spare (at least 2-3", I think, though I don't have the bike in front of me...
06-28-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By mcgreivey

Sounds like a Carrera Sport, but probably newer...

Sounds like a Carrera Sport, but probably newer than mine, since the serial number on mine is #062882. I'm guessing the rear wheel (or at least hub) is not original, since it would probably have been...
06-28-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By mcgreivey

I suppose it depends on the bike, and where its...

I suppose it depends on the bike, and where its mounting eyelets are. If your eyelets are, say, above the axle, you'll have more room than if they're to the rear of and in line with the axle. This...
06-16-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By mcgreivey

I have a Carrera Sport. I've had it since it was...

I have a Carrera Sport. I've had it since it was new, when I was a teenager. I like it a lot, but it's not a fancy bike. Mine has a straight-gauge CrMo frame, according to the salesman in 1980. Plain...
06-16-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By mcgreivey

In the '70s (and probably into the '80s), there...

In the '70s (and probably into the '80s), there were lots of store-branded (and otherwise private-labeled) versions of American-made bikes. This could be something like that, but there's not way to...
05-29-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,790
Posted By mcgreivey

There are rivet holes, but they're on the side of...

There are rivet holes, but they're on the side of the head tube; not on the front.
05-29-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By mcgreivey

^^ I agree with your message, but this is...

^^ I agree with your message, but this is unnecessarily harsh. ^^^

OP, could you please take some better pictures? And maybe post them in your original thread on this, to keep everything together?...
05-28-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By mcgreivey

When I was 12 (in the '70s), my parents bought me...

When I was 12 (in the '70s), my parents bought me and my sisters new bikes. I got a 10-speed, by next-younger sister got a 3-speed, and the youngest got s single-speed.

Boys rode 10-speeds, or...
05-21-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By mcgreivey

Lower-end. Hi-ten, straight-gauge frame, no...

Lower-end. Hi-ten, straight-gauge frame, no chrome on the frame (probably). OK bike in its day--nothing special.

The 5 76 sticker could be a town registration sticker (or part of one?), but hard...
05-18-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By mcgreivey

I don't know what sort of shifter you're using,...

I don't know what sort of shifter you're using, but maybe they need a good cleaning. Or maybe you want nicer friction shifters. I recommend Suntour Power ratchet shifters to anyone who asks.
...
05-18-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,580
Posted By mcgreivey

The S10S freewheel should be standard-threaded....

The S10S freewheel should be standard-threaded. Is that what you were asking?
05-15-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By mcgreivey

Your seat's pretty high there. Maybe you should...

Your seat's pretty high there. Maybe you should have gotten a bigger size (assuming you ordered it new). But that ship has sailed, though, I guess.

Higher stem.

If you didn't say you also want...
05-05-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By mcgreivey

I think I recall another thread on FFS in which...

I think I recall another thread on FFS in which someone said they normal rear freewheel with an FFS crankset, and it worked.

Maybe you'd know it was time to oil the rear freewheel when the front...
04-21-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By mcgreivey

I adjust my rear derailleur until it seems grumpy...

I adjust my rear derailleur until it seems grumpy and tubular (in the nest sense of the words).
04-20-11, 09:16 PM
04-13-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,723
Posted By mcgreivey

I guess I'd go get a lever with a quick-release.

I guess I'd go get a lever with a quick-release.
04-13-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By mcgreivey

If everything works fine, then it's probably not...

If everything works fine, then it's probably not a problem. You might as well oil those springs whenever you oil your chain.
04-13-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By mcgreivey

I have Tektro RL520's, and they work great. I...

I have Tektro RL520's, and they work great. I installed inline cable adjusters at the same time, but after everything settled in, I've actually I never had to touch them.
04-13-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By mcgreivey

Whether you'll want gears will depend on what...

Whether you'll want gears will depend on what parts of the city you'll be riding in. If you live or ride in the Bronx or the north end of Manhattan (and maybe a few bits of Brooklyn), you'll probably...
04-13-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,258
Posted By mcgreivey

What kind of shifters are they? What kind of bike...

What kind of shifters are they? What kind of bike is it? What kind of shifters and derailleurs does it have?

It's possible that your problem is not friction shifters in general, but those...
04-10-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By mcgreivey

I guess they were geared high because if you were...

I guess they were geared high because if you were a kid, and you could only have one gear, you'd want it to be a fast one.

Something like that.

Re: twitch, I changed the stem on my (modern)...
04-05-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By mcgreivey

If they turn when you screw them in and out,...

If they turn when you screw them in and out, they're probably fine. If the screws are rusty, you might want to hit them with WD40 or something and let it sit for a while before trying to turn the...
04-05-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By mcgreivey

Ultra-cool. Now I wanna build a bike.

Ultra-cool. Now I wanna build a bike.
04-05-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By mcgreivey

I like Randy's light-weight kickstand.

I like Randy's light-weight kickstand.
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