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10-20-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By TXsailor

You nailed it! My wife had never rode anything...

You nailed it! My wife had never rode anything but a single speed bike and when we moved to the Texas panhandle in 1978 we decided to get bikes to put some kid carriers on and ride around the...
10-19-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By TXsailor

Say what you want but my wife loved her Schwinn...

Say what you want but my wife loved her Schwinn with FFS and Positron. In fact she still has it. She is not and never has been a die hard cyclist and liked being able to shift down while rolling to a...
10-19-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By TXsailor

That saddle nose sticking up in ones privates...

That saddle nose sticking up in ones privates would limit the mileage by even the toughest riders! A stem that works for you, tires for whatever you intend to ride on and you have a cool...
10-13-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By TXsailor

It looks like a nice cruising around town bike...

It looks like a nice cruising around town bike and is nice shape. I think you did good!
10-12-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By TXsailor

Get 10 posts and show us some pictures! Everyone...

Get 10 posts and show us some pictures! Everyone but me might be experts on these bit as sort of a newbie compared to some of the folks here I am wanting to see what it looks like. I love 3 speeds...
10-10-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

I see that now. I don't know why I wasn't...

I see that now. I don't know why I wasn't associating coaster brake with single speed. The catalog shows it was "radiant red" I wouldn't call mine very radiant. I wonder if there is a color chart...
10-09-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

That one has a lot better paint & decals than...

That one has a lot better paint & decals than mine. I wonder if it's original. It's a shame it got the single speed treatment or were they available that way? I rode mine a little today. Everything...
10-09-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,181,439
Posted By TXsailor

I know its not English...

I was told that a bike I found at a local thrift store would be of interest to this group. Here are some pictures. All I have done so far is put some air in the tires. I have determined its a 1961...
10-09-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

When I got home I checked the Racer over a little...

When I got home I checked the Racer over a little more. It is indeed a 23" How did you know that from the picture? The tires hold air the brakes work and the 3 speed shifts at least on my stand. The...
10-08-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

She wouldn't tell me who they were but I got the...

She wouldn't tell me who they were but I got the impression they were long time residents.
10-08-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

The thrift store lady said both bikes were...

The thrift store lady said both bikes were donated by a couple who bought them new. I have no reason not to believe her.
10-08-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

Thanks I will. I didn't have but a few minutes...

Thanks I will. I didn't have but a few minutes before I had to leave for work (I work evenings). I'll share it there when I get home.
10-08-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

They were reasonable.A few quick...

They were reasonable.A few quick...
10-07-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By TXsailor

No you can't have her...

We were returning home through the downtown area of our little town and my wife said "there are two bikes at the thrift store" which we had just drove past. As I went around the block to go back and...
10-04-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By TXsailor

Here's the R400 It has the complete RX100...

Here's the R400 It has the complete RX100 groupset. One owner before me. It was sold new in 91....
10-04-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By TXsailor

BTW what is the difference in the SR and the R...

BTW what is the difference in the SR and the R models?
10-03-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By TXsailor

[QUOTE=Ironfish653;21148165]I donít know why you...

[QUOTE=Ironfish653;21148165]I donít know why you wouldnít trust a Cannondale welded aluminum fork any less than a welded aluminum chainstay.
Itís a long way away from the cast, bonded Viscount forks...
10-03-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By TXsailor

I bought a R400 from a coworker a few weeks ago....

I bought a R400 from a coworker a few weeks ago. It has been in storage for 20 years but is in very good shape. The tires were in bad shape so I slapped a couple of used one I had and rode it a...
09-30-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By TXsailor

Be sure to show it to us when its ready!

Be sure to show it to us when its ready!
09-28-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By TXsailor

That's nice!

That's nice!
09-28-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By TXsailor

There ya go I fixed it. I wasn't sure how many...

There ya go I fixed it. I wasn't sure how many characters I could use in the header
09-28-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By TXsailor

Show me your Vintage Mountain Bike in the wild

I'll start here is my '87 Schwinn High Sierra on a check out ride today. I got it together this morning and rode it till dark. I had to call for a rescue since I had no lights. I threw in the cowboy...
09-28-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,896
Posted By TXsailor

My High Sierra has 175 crank arms which could be...

My High Sierra has 175 crank arms which could be the reason hers makes her knees come up too far if it does too.
09-28-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

I have had to buy new shifters when I went 10...

I have had to buy new shifters when I went 10 speed. I used the Dura Ace 7900 that are usually about $65. I could chip in a little towards a set if it would help.
09-28-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

I have a cassette but its 10 speed I would have...

I have a cassette but its 10 speed I would have to see what it is for sure but I am thinking its 12-28 or 12-26 and some FSA 130 bdc 9/10 speed chain rings in case you decide to go 10 speed.
09-25-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By TXsailor

Here's my LTS2 that was given to me. All I have...

Here's my LTS2 that was given to me. All I have done to it is change the brake...
09-20-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,575
Posted By TXsailor

Maybe we should flood them with pics of ancient...

Maybe we should flood them with pics of ancient road bikes that actually ride good and are some other color other than flat black....Na then they might run the price up on the bikes we like and...
09-20-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By TXsailor

I think the new thicker tape is more prone to...

I think the new thicker tape is more prone to roll up than some the thinner tape and some people have a death grip on the bars which makes it even more so. I am not a "bar gripper" so I get away with...
09-20-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By TXsailor

I guess I too ride museum pieces. My modern bike...

I guess I too ride museum pieces. My modern bike is done plug to stem but all my older bikes are all stem to plugs. They get rode thousands of miles with no problems with the tape. My modern bike...
09-16-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,575
Posted By TXsailor

I think its more than a year model thing for...

I think its more than a year model thing for whether a bike is a antique. My '83 Centurion seems about as modern as my 97 GT MB. I think the mountain bike has changed so fast in the last decade that...
09-13-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

I really like the red & white. Yours looks like...

I really like the red & white. Yours looks like its going to be really sharp when you get it cleaned up.
09-13-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

I changed wheels

I took the Reynolds wheels off my carbon fiber bike and put them on my Purple Haze for a little more comfort and maybe speed at the Hotter 'Hell Hundred. I'm thinking of leaving them. They make the...
09-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By TXsailor

Try that with brifters:roflmao2:

Try that with brifters:roflmao2:
09-09-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By TXsailor

The marine world uses it too. Their stuff really...

The marine world uses it too. Their stuff really takes a beating being in the sun day after day.
09-07-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By TXsailor

The spindle is not symmetrical and I am guessing...

The spindle is not symmetrical and I am guessing one of the two aren't either I just can't figure out which one. Otherwise why would they make two so similar? I didn't have any luck searching for...
09-07-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By TXsailor

Which bottom bracket for High Sierra

I have a 87 Schwinn High Sierra that I need to replace the bottom bracket on. I was going to order a UN55 type. My old spindle is marked 3S which according to Sheldon Browns chart would use a ...
09-07-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

Wow it does look similar. I wonder if they were...

Wow it does look similar. I wonder if they were made by Kuwahara and sold under the Centurion name in Germany? Ours came with down tube shifters but was converted to brifters before we got it.
09-06-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

Daughter? Granddaughter? Kudos to you for getting...

Daughter? Granddaughter? Kudos to you for getting her on a bike double for a cool bike that's different from the norm.
09-06-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

Its not German its Japanese. Made by the same...

Its not German its Japanese. Made by the same company that made the bikes in the movie ET. It was a gift from a friend. I don't know how rare it is but its pretty cool.
09-01-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By TXsailor

After reading all the above tips and what little...

After reading all the above tips and what little I know I got the front one done this morning. I think it came out good. I got all the spokes to sound good and measure in the middle of the chart that...
08-31-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By TXsailor

These spokes have no magnetic attraction at all...

These spokes have no magnetic attraction at all but surely they are stainless. I am just puzzled that they would use regular steel on the back wheel and stainless on the front. Maybe someone has...
08-31-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By TXsailor

OK wheel guys...

My Schwinn High Sierra Araya wheels seem to need some tlc and I am stumped already. They are a little out of true & the spokes don't seem to me to have much tension. I have a Park Tool tension...
08-31-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By TXsailor

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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High Sierra
08-31-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By TXsailor

Yes I think its fillet brazed I have a picture on...

Yes I think its fillet brazed I have a picture on my phone I'll post it.
I rode gravel as a kid but it was on a kid bike, single speed coaster brakes worn out tires on wobbly wheels. I really...
08-31-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

Welcome to the Ironman junkie group. Where are...

Welcome to the Ironman junkie group. Where are you from? Robbie Tunes praises got me to start looking for a Ironman and I now have a granddaughter and sister in law riding them. SIL has a Miami...
08-31-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By TXsailor

Gearing is a triple with a 28/32 low gear and a...

Gearing is a triple with a 28/32 low gear and a 48/14 high. Tires are new but they are cheap Bell Innova which I guess will work for now. They are 26/1.75 but it looks like I could run a 2.3. The...
08-30-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By TXsailor

Schwinn High Sierra for gravel

With all the gravel bike craze going on (we called it riding on dirt roads back in the day) I have been thinking of a dedicated gravel bike. I like the vintage stuff for road bikes and have a semi...
08-25-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

You are right she has what it takes. She just...

You are right she has what it takes. She just finished the half a few minutes ago so she accomplished everything she set out to do this weekend.
08-24-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

My sister in law was riding along in the HHH on...

My sister in law was riding along in the HHH on her Miami Vice and a girl rode up beside her and complemented her on her cool bike. Then she pointed to her downtube shifters and said what are those...
08-24-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 664,219
Posted By TXsailor

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here she is after the gravel ride. I know...
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