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08-03-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By McDave

KØbenhavn = Copenhagen! My mistake, T-mar did...

KØbenhavn = Copenhagen!
My mistake, T-mar did refer to it as Danish. The owner called it Dutch. Thanks for the info!
08-03-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By McDave

Dutch Schroder?

I was just given this bike and was wondering if anyone here knew anything about them. Search reveals just one reference by Tmar of the Dutch making the Schroder and apparently it's from the early...
06-21-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By McDave

Drool... a '80 Scarlet red Voyageur 11.8 with a...

Drool... a '80 Scarlet red Voyageur 11.8 with a 23" frame! I've only seen one other one and have been kicking myself ever since for not buying it. It would look terrific with these two (hint hint)...
06-06-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By McDave

Who are to talking to? I haven't bought any bikes...

Who are to talking to? I haven't bought any bikes from Canada.
06-06-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By McDave

A quick way to check is ride straight across a...

A quick way to check is ride straight across a water puddle and stop to look at your tracks on the other side. There should only be one.
06-06-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By McDave

A week after auction close: "I shipped your bike...

A week after auction close: "I shipped your bike but UPS brought it back a couple days later all mangled up."

I knew better. The sale price and quoted shipping together didn't cover UPS' shipping...
06-02-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By McDave

I could understand the crank going on too far if...

I could understand the crank going on too far if I were putting on a JIS crank on an ISO bb, but that's not the case. I'm thinking the chainstays just aren't designed for a triple and stick out too...
06-02-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By McDave

Same here, though I did have to grind about 1mm...

Same here, though I did have to grind about 1mm off the bottom of one slot. The other 3 slots were fine.
06-02-08, 04:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,319
Posted By McDave

Hey guys, this thread is over a year old. Welcome...

Hey guys, this thread is over a year old. Welcome to the forum though!

Massup, do a search on this forum for Oxalic Acid. That's where we're at for rust elimination on a massive scale like that...
06-02-08, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,223
Posted By McDave

I've been able to push the rivets out a bit from...

I've been able to push the rivets out a bit from the inside of the headtube before, then use diagonal pliers on the outside to pull them out the rest of the way. The rivets can be reused if this...
06-02-08, 04:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By McDave

Hi PB. I haven't tried an adjustable bb yet as I...

Hi PB. I haven't tried an adjustable bb yet as I haven't found one of those wide enough either. The original bb is a 68 x 124 English, which I thought was awfully wide for a double crankset. I tried...
06-01-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By McDave

Any chance you still have the old chain that was...

Any chance you still have the old chain that was mated to the freewheel? Put it back on and see how it works. If that fixed it, the middle gears of the freewheel are so worn, along with the old...
06-01-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By McDave

I built mine up as original as possible thinking...

I built mine up as original as possible thinking I was going to flip it (frame too tall). But a funny thing happened on the test rides. It was/is the best riding bike it my stable and as long as I am...
06-01-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,237
Posted By McDave

Way back when I was a paperboy with a Schwinn...

Way back when I was a paperboy with a Schwinn Stingray, I had a row of homes to deliver to that were on a steep hillside. Back then we didn't have plastic wraps for the papers so the customers...
05-29-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,423
Posted By McDave

It has to be faster since it's already going...

It has to be faster since it's already going downhill! :D
05-28-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,472
Posted By McDave

And do keep them locked up while you're not home....

And do keep them locked up while you're not home. I had a good friend get shot and killed by burglars with his own shotgun when he walked in his front door.
05-27-08, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By McDave

Actually they didn't rename it, at least at...

Actually they didn't rename it, at least at first, dunno about later. Check this article...
http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/broderir/Catalogs-Posters/Road-Tests-Reviews/Bicycling-1978-05/
05-25-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By McDave

Jeeze... I have a fully chromed set I would let...

Jeeze... I have a fully chromed set I would let go for that! ;)
05-25-08, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,599
Posted By McDave

I still can't get over how well that beautiful...

I still can't get over how well that beautiful frame survived overseas shipping in that poor packaging. You must live near the port of entry and our shipping goons didn't have much of a chance to...
05-24-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By McDave

Man that looks sweet BD! Great job! I use...

Man that looks sweet BD! Great job!

I use the Wally World Bell chains on just about everything. The only time I've had a problem was when the chain was a bit too wide for a Shimano 8 speed...
05-24-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By McDave

Oh man... I didn't mean to wish it on you! ...

Oh man... I didn't mean to wish it on you!

BTW... Monday is a holiday. :twitchy:
05-23-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By McDave

Run up to the store for something real quick. Of...

Run up to the store for something real quick. Of course then he likely won't leave it since there was nobody there to sign for it. :D
05-23-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By McDave

I right clicked on your photo and selected "copy...

I right clicked on your photo and selected "copy image location", then came here and opened the post/reply editor and clicked on the yellow mountain peak button, then pasted the url there.
...
05-23-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,192
Posted By McDave

Mike has transfered his vector library over to...

Mike has transfered his vector library over to decal artist/printer and forum member Jrrestore.
05-21-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By McDave

I hear ya OFG. I really enjoyed the links to your...

I hear ya OFG. I really enjoyed the links to your Craigslist ads a couple months ago and secretly wanted the Panasonic. Was that not an acceptable solution? Mods shoot it down or what?
05-21-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By McDave

I've been reading up on all the changes to...

I've been reading up on all the changes to feedback they've made. It may actually be a good thing for both sellers and buyers... in the long run.

Click on the link, then "Expand All" to see all...
05-21-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By McDave

Yes sockets, you can never have too many sockets....

Yes sockets, you can never have too many sockets. Shallow, deep, metric, and SAE. For wrenches I really like the Gear Wrench brand ratcheting wrenches. I think Sears sells them too, but most hardware...
05-21-08, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By McDave

One of the best things I bought when I began...

One of the best things I bought when I began stocking up on tools was one of these $99 tool kits...
05-20-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,494
Posted By McDave

Yeah those Gran Tours with the Cro-Moly tubing...

Yeah those Gran Tours with the Cro-Moly tubing were very nice bikes. I had this one for awhile, but at 5'9" I needed something a bit bigger.
05-20-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,494
Posted By McDave

No, that bike would fit someone about 5'4" or...

No, that bike would fit someone about 5'4" or even a bit less. Your size needs to be about 23" to 24". The blue Gran Tour above is closer to your size, but may be a bit too tall depending on your...
05-20-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By McDave

I see they are using the last 12 months to...

I see they are using the last 12 months to calculate feedback % now. That's why my three negs dropped off and your new single one still counts. If it's any consolation, any positives received in the...
05-19-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,586
Posted By McDave

Surely she had a Doctor on call should she need...

Surely she had a Doctor on call should she need relieved of any possible Vapors!
Forum: Foo
05-19-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By McDave

Bummer, bad timing to get a neg... missed it by...

Bummer, bad timing to get a neg... missed it by [] much!
05-19-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By McDave

I'm 100% again!

Ebay just wiped off the three retaliatory feedbacks I've received from unscrupulous sellers over the years, and added the 50 or so multiple feedbacks I had received from repeat sellers to my total...
Forum: Foo
05-19-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By McDave

Check your feedback rating now Little Darwin. My...

Check your feedback rating now Little Darwin. My feedback total just jumped up by ~50 to reflect the multiple purchases from the same sellers... AND the three retaliatory feedbacks from unscrupulous...
05-19-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,586
Posted By McDave

This is where we say: "We're waiting with baited...

This is where we say: "We're waiting with baited breath!"
05-19-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,599
Posted By McDave

Oh I've received packaging just as bad....

Oh I've received packaging just as bad. Unfortunately it was a complete bike so all the parts were left to rattle around and damage the frame. He even placed the little parts in one of those old...
05-19-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By McDave

Must be something about Miyatas. I scrapped this...

Must be something about Miyatas. I scrapped this City Hybrid frame with similar damage. It probably would have been fine if I were keeping it, but since I was planning to flip it, I didn't want to...
05-18-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By McDave

Yeah you're probably right, the diameter does...

Yeah you're probably right, the diameter does look a bit smaller on that end now. Too much torque on too few threads.
05-18-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By McDave

Look at it this way, better it broke on the bench...

Look at it this way, better it broke on the bench than say, climbing a hill! :D

BTW, it looks like you just pulled the threads from the nut. The spindle threads may clean up, though that still...
05-18-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,599
Posted By McDave

Check the clear Safety Goggles near the bottom of...

Check the clear Safety Goggles near the bottom of this page...
http://www.shorinternational.com/SafetyGlasses.htm

They work fine over glasses and are cheap enough to give them a try.
05-18-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,494
Posted By McDave

And a seatpost!

And a seatpost!
05-17-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,452
Posted By McDave

Slumming Suburban. No extra dollars were spent...

Slumming Suburban. No extra dollars were spent fixing up this bike, everything drawn from stock on hand.

Before. $25 included new tires and tubes. He didn't get the tires seated correctly, so he...
05-15-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By McDave

I dunno if a grid is necessary. When working with...

I dunno if a grid is necessary. When working with jrrestore on the Voyageur 11.8 decals he just asked for left, right, and straight ahead close-up shots, and like Cuda2k said, lots of measurements.
...
05-15-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By McDave

You're correct about the change back to 1020...

You're correct about the change back to 1020 steel, but by '79 there was also no Le Tour 12.2 like the OP's, thus my comment that it is a "different animal" than the other Le Tour models. I see...
05-15-08, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By McDave

Actually, from Scooper's post: "The Super Le Tour...

Actually, from Scooper's post: "The Super Le Tour 12.2 used double butted chrome-moly top and down tubes and weighed ~26.5 pounds."

This was for '76, '77, and '78. I dunno about '79 or '80. Did...
05-14-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By McDave

I can't help with the Expedition sizes, but I've...

I can't help with the Expedition sizes, but I've found it's easy to judge a bike's size by the length of the headtube - specifically the gap between the top and down tubes. Take a look at bikes known...
05-14-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By McDave

From the rant: "Of course I don't expect to...

From the rant:

"Of course I don't expect to find the nicest, best, lightest mountain bikes for sale very cheap on here, but I don't think it's beyond reason to find ONE or TWO good values, that...
05-14-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,796
Posted By McDave

I just now got the seat and you're right...

I just now got the seat and you're right unworthy1, it's plastic on the underside. It's in better than expected condition so I'll just do as you suggest and pick up some Kiwi (seems to be a favored...
05-14-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,796
Posted By McDave

Treating suede saddles?

I have a NOS suede saddle on the way and since it's likely 20 or so years old, it's probably due for a drink. What do you suggest I use to re-hydrate the oils from the underside, and what should I...
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