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02-10-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Lug Steel

I have the Lezyne Superdrive and love it. I...

I have the Lezyne Superdrive and love it.
I commute 100 miles per week and only charge it overnight once a week
I use it 45 minutes in the dark a.m. on low-solid and then 45 minutes on flashing on...
02-10-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 33,864
Posted By Lug Steel

I love mine- I have noticed a big difference...

I love mine-
I have noticed a big difference seeing cars change lanes much sooner to get around me in my rear-view mirror, even in daylight.
It also has worked fine down to 0 degrees F, where PB...
02-10-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By Lug Steel

42 x 18 fixed Dec. 1st- March 31st (w/Nokian 106...

42 x 18 fixed Dec. 1st- March 31st (w/Nokian 106 35 studded)-
42 x 16 s/s rest of year (w/ Vittoria Rando Hyper 35)
06-23-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,563
Posted By Lug Steel

That would have been less than 5 years ago- ...

That would have been less than 5 years ago-
I'm willing to bet it was a Walmart "black Friday" (day before x-mas sale) bike (S/S Krate replica)
They turn up on ebay all the time new in the box, go...
06-23-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,539
Posted By Lug Steel

My 3rd bike (1972, age 7) was a used Huffy...

My 3rd bike (1972, age 7) was a used Huffy "Dragster" S/S in that same copper color. My Mom paid $15-
I remember EVERYONE (it seemed) had a Huffy "Cheater Slick" back then, yellow w/ white rims &...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,803
Posted By Lug Steel

I've always been curious why both Presta and...

I've always been curious why both Presta and Schrader exist-
Why didn't one win out over the other? (Like VHS over Beta, or Blu-Ray over HD)- It just seems it should be standardized-
I say make a...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 143,316
Posted By Lug Steel

A home pregnancy test "wand" that I pass by every...

A home pregnancy test "wand" that I pass by every day-
(yes, I always look at it and no, I'm not going to touch it!)
Gross, but always gives me a chuckle thinking who has to do that in a moving...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 265,659
Posted By Lug Steel

Get a helmet mirror- I can't believe I ever...

Get a helmet mirror-
I can't believe I ever rode without one-
03-10-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 265,510
Posted By Lug Steel

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5510641771_859...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5510641771_8591c7ffa1.jpg

Did you steal that spoon from Charlie Sheen's house?
I really like that color, and even the Sting-Ray grips & funky bars are cool.
01-15-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By Lug Steel

Is 43 years old vintage? My 1968 Schwinn...

Is 43 years old vintage? My 1968 Schwinn Paramount-


http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/026.jpg
01-15-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 265,510
Posted By Lug Steel

I'm 6'3"-And mines just a Large -But I like lots...

I'm 6'3"-And mines just a Large -But I like lots of seatpost showing, and i don't have a long reach-

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/008.jpg
01-15-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 300,478
Posted By Lug Steel

My '88 Paramount w/ Dura-Ace 7400-Found on...

My '88 Paramount w/ Dura-Ace 7400-Found on craiglist for 600.00 last year-

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/012.jpg
12-04-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 51,997
Posted By Lug Steel

1.-Red 20" Huffy convertible (top bar could come...

1.-Red 20" Huffy convertible (top bar could come off to be a girls bike!)-got from sister
2.-Purple Sears Spyder hi-rise- stolen
3.-White w/ american flag seat (yuck-kids would want to beat me up...
09-30-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,814
Posted By Lug Steel

Don't get me wrong- I think the original posted...

Don't get me wrong- I think the original posted bike is worth the price-
I thought getting my '88 for $600 was the deal of the century, until I found my '67 on craigslist for $300 (w/ 5 extra sets...
09-30-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,814
Posted By Lug Steel

I found my 63.5 '88 Paramount earlier this year...

I found my 63.5 '88 Paramount earlier this year on craigslist for $600-Near mint, near full DuraAce 7400-

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/Bikes/013.jpg
08-24-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By Lug Steel

I got my 50th anniversary Paramount earlier this...

I got my 50th anniversary Paramount earlier this year for $600 and felt like I got a bargain (Then again, its near-mint & nearly full Dura Ace 7400)-
...
Replies: 927
Views: 439,266
Posted By Lug Steel

My '67 Schwinn Paramount P 14- ...

My '67 Schwinn Paramount P 14-

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/Bikes/025.jpg
07-30-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 49,084
Posted By Lug Steel

My '88 Schwinn Paramount 50th anniversary- ...

My '88 Schwinn Paramount 50th anniversary-

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/012.jpg
07-02-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By Lug Steel

Stayer bikes had forks that bent to the rear-for...

Stayer bikes had forks that bent to the rear-for stability?!!!
06-22-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Lug Steel

I've kept mine on the fixed side w/ the original...

I've kept mine on the fixed side w/ the original cog & lockring since I got it 14 months ago, no problems ( I don't skid, but I do weigh 225#s)
Obligitory photo time!...
06-18-10, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Lug Steel

You"ll put your eye out! ...

You"ll put your eye out!

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:z8BLoZzDXnpH2M:http://blog.getliberty.org/Uploads/Image/YoullShootYourEyeOUt.JPG...
06-18-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lug Steel

Trust me, I'm no newbie looking for a cheap...

Trust me, I'm no newbie looking for a cheap fixed-gear- I'm a Die-Hard Schwinn-Fiend!
I got a new Schwinn Sting-Ray in 1972, made BMX's outta them for years, got into Schwinn Balloon-tires for...
06-18-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Lug Steel

I was wondering that myself, when i just got this...

I was wondering that myself, when i just got this 1967 Schwinn Paramount P14 Track bike-

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/026.jpg

It looks chrome in pictures, but its actually...
06-17-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lug Steel

Can't find a decent (Non-Kilo TT) $300 Fixed Gear?

Sure you can- check Craigslist-
That's what I paid for this today-

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/Bikes/025.jpg
1967 Schwinn Paramount P-14 Track
He posted it for $200, was...
06-17-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 618,899
Posted By Lug Steel

1988 50th Anniversary Schwinn Paramount: ...

1988 50th Anniversary Schwinn Paramount:

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/Bikes/013.jpg[/QUOTE]
06-17-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14,887
Views: 3,621,785
Posted By Lug Steel

I'm no troll- And I don't believe in luck- I...

I'm no troll- And I don't believe in luck- I believe in fate!
I was stoked to see the chrome Nervex lugs- I've heard that not to many P-14's (Track model) were ordered w/ the lugs chromed-Added...
06-17-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 265,510
Posted By Lug Steel

I love mine to death! I, too was gonna chrome it...

I love mine to death! I, too was gonna chrome it down, but I fell in love w/ the blue-I can't get over how much attention it draws-
I also have a 70's headbadge & bar tape, as well as a sparkley-...
06-17-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14,887
Views: 3,621,785
Posted By Lug Steel

( This bike is gonna end up in several posts...

( This bike is gonna end up in several posts today)-Found this on Craigslist today- The guy had it posted for $ 200!-
He had so many calls he jacked it up to $300- he felt bad so he threw in 5 (!)...
06-17-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 42,187
Posted By Lug Steel

My very recently acquired 1967 p-14 ...

My very recently acquired 1967 p-14

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx169/MC55449/Bikes/025.jpg

And my 50th anniversary 1988 Paramount
...
03-25-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By Lug Steel

Agreed- I found a new (unridden) 2008 SOK for...

Agreed- I found a new (unridden) 2008 SOK for $800 on ebay-
After taking it out on the trails last week I realized its worth every penny! I love the way it handles & rolls over everything!
Research...
03-05-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,232
Posted By Lug Steel

I remember the early, early days of BMX (around...

I remember the early, early days of BMX (around summer of '74)-
There were no store bought bikes, we were in Ohio, and inspired by pictures of kids in Cali in moto-cross magazines.
You took your...
02-23-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Lug Steel

Holy (Hole-y) Paramount!

Greetings!
I've been lucky enough to acquire a near-mint, full Dura-Ace, '88 Waterford Schwinn Paramount ($600 on Craigslist! Don't hate!) this week as my first
entry into geared road biking.
I'm...
02-13-10, 01:18 PM
11-09-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Lug Steel

I trust my 2-bolt Thomson more than my 4-bolt...

I trust my 2-bolt Thomson more than my 4-bolt cheapo stems.
11-06-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,308,406
Posted By Lug Steel

Classy Raleigh!!!

Classy Raleigh!!!
11-06-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,729
Posted By Lug Steel

Pleeeze don't hack, paint or alter it too...

Pleeeze don't hack, paint or alter it too severely-
Only around 200 actually made it into production in 1989.
They'll be worth some major bucks soon, if not already.
11-04-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,193
Posted By Lug Steel

Using the term "fixie" : Negative 10,000 street...

Using the term "fixie" :
Negative 10,000 street cred points
10-31-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,535
Posted By Lug Steel

Oh Hell I want that Raleigh! Can you you get...

Oh Hell I want that Raleigh! Can you you get these in/to America?
10-25-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Lug Steel

Now's the time to check out all the '09 close-out...

Now's the time to check out all the '09 close-out deals-
The '09 Raleigh Rush Hour would be a good choice-
I'd be quick to recommend the Schwinn Madison-
There's nothing straight out of the box...
10-24-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,076
Posted By Lug Steel

Why bother? Just cover it in tin foil- HOME-MADE...

Why bother? Just cover it in tin foil- HOME-MADE STREETWRAPZ!
10-23-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,076
Posted By Lug Steel

tags: single speed fixie fixed gear cog gear...

tags:
single speed fixie fixed gear cog gear gear ratio mercier motobecane cannondale fuji schwinn specalized scott trek bike commuter bike cranks velocity deep v super deep v b43 wheelset white...
10-14-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,930
Posted By Lug Steel

It is pretty funny to have a baseball player's...

It is pretty funny to have a baseball player's name on a bike-
(How about coming out with an Alex Rodriguez Trek Madone? :D
Anybody remember in the 70's when Jean Claude Killy (who was an alpine...
10-13-09, 04:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,729
Posted By Lug Steel

Those remind me of the old 80's Mongoose...

Those remind me of the old 80's Mongoose Supergoose, which was a 20" BMX
w/ super-long head & seat tubes, and the early 90s? Schwinn Qualifier, which
was a funky geared 20" (That I'm dying to...
09-24-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,884
Posted By Lug Steel

Schwinn Volare-Or wait for Paramount?

I know the Volare is Japanese, but Does it compare to a Paramount?
I love the color & size on this one, but wondering if it is worth it or should I
hold out and hope to find a Paramount this nice...
09-24-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Lug Steel

'08 Madison Seatpost Size

Anyone know what size seatpost an '08 Madison takes? The spec sheet says 27.2,
using the search button showed someone used a 27.0.
I'm wanting a Thomson seatpost, if that matters. Thanks for any...
09-17-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,457
Posted By Lug Steel

More appalling than the colors is the broadening...

More appalling than the colors is the broadening of that new term
"colorway" - Is this used in anything other than describing fixed gear crap?
I fully expect to see it added to Webster's by next...
09-15-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Lug Steel

They also come in XL, which is around 59-60. My...

They also come in XL, which is around 59-60. My '08 L is approx. 57-58 (TT)-
I've also heard that an '07 L is not the same size as an '08 L, I'm not sure if
the '09 and '10 are sized weird, I wish...
09-15-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Lug Steel

Someone replied when I asked this question that...

Someone replied when I asked this question that on the Schwinn website it shows the '08 w/ a 115 stem. I just ordered a 100 for mine.
09-11-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Lug Steel

Hate to hijack, but anyone know what size stem is...

Hate to hijack, but anyone know what size stem is on a stock '08 Madison?
It seems longer than most I've seen-
I'm not sure where to measure from or how accurate I'd be-
I'd like to find out so I...
09-11-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,079
Posted By Lug Steel

Everyone seems to think so, but nothing too...

Everyone seems to think so, but nothing too terrible-
You need to swap out the 4 foot long seat post, clunky stem & bars which will
lighten it up a bit.
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