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05-18-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Pompiere

I have a Univega Alpina S7.3 with threadless 1...

I have a Univega Alpina S7.3 with threadless 1 inch air suspension fork. There are no markings on it. If there were decals, there is no sign of them. Both legs have schreader valves. It seems to work...
05-18-19, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Pompiere

Where are you finding these? I bought my 310...

Where are you finding these? I bought my 310 thirty-five years ago in California. After I moved back to Ohio, it's rare for me to even see another Miyata, let alone one available for sale.
05-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Pompiere

I have used a Zig paint pen I got at Micheal's...

I have used a Zig paint pen I got at Micheal's craft store for outlining lugs. It was pretty easy to use for someone who doesn't have a steady hand. I just put it in the groove and traced it...
05-15-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By Pompiere

Overhauling a 3 speed hub is not as hard as it...

Overhauling a 3 speed hub is not as hard as it sounds. There are a lot of diagrams on the internet. Also you can get a larger rear cog to make the hills easier.
05-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By Pompiere

With the flattened down tube, I think this may be...

With the flattened down tube, I think this may be a relative of the infamous Huffy Aerowind. It was given to me when some friends were cleaning out their garage. It was branded JC Penny, but I...
05-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Pompiere

The universal crank puller should work. It's...

The universal crank puller should work. It's mainly French Stronglight and TA cranks that need special tools. Just make sure the treads are in good shape and you screw the puller all the way in to...
05-07-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,434
Posted By Pompiere

My first bike was a Huffy Sting Ray clone called...

My first bike was a Huffy Sting Ray clone called the Cheeter Slick. I saw one for sale once at the Memory Lane swap for over $300, so too rich for something I can't even ride. My second bike was a...
05-06-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Pompiere

I was going to say Atlas. The chain wheel looks...

I was going to say Atlas. The chain wheel looks like Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders.
05-03-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Pompiere

I was thinking about making this old beater into...

I was thinking about making this old beater into a coaster brake bike even before this thread came up. Someone gave it to me when they were cleaning out their garage. I think it was a JC Penny bike....
05-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Pompiere

They shift by back pedaling, the same as applying...

They shift by back pedaling, the same as applying the brakes. In theory, after cruising in high gear, it goes to low when you stop so you are ready to take off again. It does take some getting used...
05-02-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Pompiere

If you went with a Bendix Red or Yellow band hub,...

If you went with a Bendix Red or Yellow band hub, you could have an extra low gear for climbing a hill or really windy days.
05-02-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Pompiere

I think it's funny how, in the 1980s, several...

I think it's funny how, in the 1980s, several makers were trying to reinvent the bottle cage. Cannondale had one with velcro. I think it was Rhode Gear had a unique dovetail mount. More than one...
04-30-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Pompiere

The 400T and the regular 400 were both available...

The 400T and the regular 400 were both available in red. The only difference is the 400T has an SR Oval-Tech triple crank, the 400 has an Oval-Tech double.

I bought a 400T last fall and only...
04-29-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Pompiere

About the cookies, are they called Monster...

About the cookies, are they called Monster Cookies because of their size, or the recipe? My family has had a recipe for Monster Cookies for many years. They are called Monster Cookies because they...
04-28-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Pompiere

In case you didn't catch the note on the...

In case you didn't catch the note on the installation sheet, turn the 6 mm wrench counter-clockwise to tighten the expander, and clockwise to loosen. This probably comes up more for people who are...
04-27-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,253
Posted By Pompiere

The cheapest, easy route to flat bars would be to...

The cheapest, easy route to flat bars would be to swap in a flat bar and a pair of brake levers. The current levers won't work with straight flat bars, since the curved levers will hit the bar...
04-24-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Pompiere

I'm planning to be there.

I'm planning to be there.
04-13-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,585
Posted By Pompiere

I can't speak as to the suitability of the older...

I can't speak as to the suitability of the older Brooks saddles, but I have purchased three new B17 saddles over the past five years. All were treated with an application of Proofhide per the...
04-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,314
Posted By Pompiere

Same with me. I have family obligations this...

Same with me. I have family obligations this week, but another date may work better in the future.
04-09-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Pompiere

I could probably rig something similar with a...

I could probably rig something similar with a bolt, washer, and a large socket. I have good luck with a squeeze clamp around the outside.

I thought "fixed cup" as opposed to "adjustable", not...
04-04-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Pompiere

This may be relevant in the quest to match paint...

This may be relevant in the quest to match paint colors from the past:
In my former life as a volunteer firefighter, we were ordering a new truck. We wanted it to match the rest of the trucks, so...
04-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,001
Posted By Pompiere

This is what mine must have looked like at some...

This is what mine must have looked like at some point. I only found the Rog decals after removing several layers of various colored house paint. Currently, it is wearing some $5 garage sale BMX...
04-03-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,039
Posted By Pompiere

I would build the bench a few inches deeper than...

I would build the bench a few inches deeper than the recess. Assuming you are putting a vise on the corner, you will need some access from the side for oversize objects.
04-02-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,331
Posted By Pompiere

It looks like the end is on or about July 12. ...

It looks like the end is on or about July 12. I'm glad for the later start. Some of the other contests have started earlier in the year, so some time was lost waiting for yard sale season to get...
03-28-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Pompiere

Here is the Waterford Serial Number site: ...

Here is the Waterford Serial Number site: https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/paramount/paramount-dating/

I can't see the numbers clearly, but it looks like 1986, 53.5 cm, built in Waterford.
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