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Posted By Von Stively

Thanks people

I here you on maximizing $$$ But I'm not wanting maximum dollars. I'm hoping a person knows what they are looking at and says "I can make that bike come alive!" I've taken two classics from dusty to...
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Posted By Von Stively

No bites at 800. Maybe its the 20" size? Dropped...

No bites at 800. Maybe its the 20" size? Dropped the price, will wait and see. Oh, I got pics on, but it seems as though you have to be on an actual computer.
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Posted By Von Stively

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Posted By Von Stively

Pictures.

So after Easter lunch I took a bunch of photos. But bike forums had to be the most difficult website to upload photos!! Why can't I just upload from my smart phone in 2017??

Sorry but I guess no...
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Posted By Von Stively

Nope

No pics. It's 100% original, campus green. No rust. I can't get pics to upload on this site. Been a member forever. There's a million pics of these bikes online though
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Posted By Von Stively

73/74 schwinn paramount p-15

I have an all original bike 20" center to center seat post size. Stand over about 29.5-30". I was going to let my son use it but he just doesn't like it!! I know, I've failed as a dad.

It's a...
08-06-16, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

$25 vs $75? 300% is one hell of a thank you. And...

$25 vs $75? 300% is one hell of a thank you. And just to add something here. If you guys can't assemble a bike then the world has some serious issues. Wheel building? Yes skill needed and special...
08-06-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Von Stively

No problem. Working on bikes is a pleasure. Some...

No problem. Working on bikes is a pleasure. Some of you guys make a crazy point. If they indeed have to pay that much, why don't they order from online retailers and add $10? I'd pay the extra just...
08-06-16, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Free at last

Took it off bike and just worked it by hand and kept soaking it with silicon spray lube. Back and forth, back and forth until it sprung back. Must have just been stuck. Moisture? Grit? IDK looked...
08-06-16, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

What do you say to LBS owner who wants 3x online retailer price?

My 105 5700 got stuck yesterday and I couldn't get it moving freely. I went to my local LBS, talked with owner who wanted to sell me wrong part??? I needed a 2x 28.6. He suggested a 3x really wide...
08-06-16, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Von Stively

Thanks

Thanks for replies,
Drenched in lube, very clean and spring seems anchored. It'll move by hand but very difficult. It's such a simple mechanism. Nothing looks broken but maybe a pivot pin snapped...
08-05-16, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Front derailer stopped retracting onto small ring

So, less than a year old shimano 105. It just got super sticky retracting or springing back into small ring position. I can move it by hand with cable connected and disconnected. But it won't spring...
01-10-16, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

They are really great. As I thought about though...

They are really great. As I thought about though I wanted more tire clearance in back. Trek 710 is maxed at 28c. Some say 32c but that would be so close.

I figure the bike will move on to its new...
01-10-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,722
Posted By Von Stively

Hi Folks, Thought I'd follow up with what wound...

Hi Folks,
Thought I'd follow up with what wound up happening. Lots of great thoughts posted here. Thanks.

I wound up building a whole new bike. Went with the Soma ES. It's very nice. Fits 32c...
10-17-15, 05:50 PM
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Views: 3,722
Posted By Von Stively

Yes performance probs. the frame is awesome. And...

Yes performance probs. the frame is awesome. And I won't be f---ing it up. The only change will be spreading to 130mm. It's my main bike. jist ordered 105 10spd STI and compact double cranks. New...
10-17-15, 11:58 AM
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Views: 3,722
Posted By Von Stively

Thanks for the link. I see I'm not the only guy...

Thanks for the link. I see I'm not the only guy who thinks that putting modern tech into a mature frame is good idea. I can get Tektro dual pivots either bolts or recessed nut. Any advantage to...
10-17-15, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Von Stively

Is upgrading a nice old frame "bad?"

I ride a 1979 trek 710 full 531 bike. It's time to replace some drivetrain parts as they are old. Been riding it over a decade now.

I'm thinking of spreading the frame and doing a full upgrade....
09-08-15, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Hey can you guys measure the bb drop on one of...

Hey can you guys measure the bb drop on one of your triple cross's? A guy in Craig's has one listed I'm interested in if it has more drop than my other hybrid. Thanks
08-28-15, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Rear spacing

It's 135. I have one I'm considering the drop conversion modern 105 drivetrain. We shall see
08-23-15, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Straggler?

I read a review of the straggler it mentioned downward slope. On their site it sure looks like they slope down. google image search some look like that others don't. I've seen one in person and...
08-23-15, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Surly pacer top tube

Does the top tube on a surly pacer slope down from the seat tube to head tube? I know one of their other bikes does. In their web photo it looks that way. Any real life owners have an answer for me?...
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Posted By Von Stively

I'd like to say "they stink!" Ordered a frame 3...

I'd like to say "they stink!" Ordered a frame 3 weeks ago. Hasn't shipped. They don't answer the phone. Email responses vague at best. Disputing charge and going on negative PR blitz online. They...
Forum: Touring
07-11-15, 09:39 AM
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Views: 140,846
Posted By Von Stively

Hello, not sure if this is appropriate but...

Hello, not sure if this is appropriate but considering the 2015. If the stem is angled up and the bike generally fits. Will bars be at or above seat height?
07-10-15, 04:14 PM
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Views: 1,239
Posted By Von Stively

Wow! Jesus crying? I'm hearing you guys. But it's...

Wow! Jesus crying? I'm hearing you guys. But it's a 19" frame. As far as clean, it is pretty incredibly clean. Even has the brochure and tool kit. It's a P-15.

I hear you on keeping it original....
07-05-15, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Von Stively

Schwinn paramount 1972. Leave intact or modernize?

I picked up a 19" 72 paramount last year completely intact with the intention of my son using it. I have what I need to convert it to a more modern 8 speed with bar end shifters, 650b wheels and...
06-12-15, 12:29 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Hello, I have a 710 myself and I'm trying to see...

Hello, I have a 710 myself and I'm trying to see if 32's fit. Its tight back there, how'd it work out for you? I'm thinking no fenders, just 32's
Thanks, Pat
Forum: Touring
06-02-15, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Von Stively

Wow! that's a good deal.

Wow! that's a good deal.
Forum: Touring
06-02-15, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Von Stively

Sun race also makes the nice ones in 8 and 9...

Sun race also makes the nice ones in 8 and 9 speed indexed. Just ordered a set. Front is friction, way cheaper than price at rivbike. 19.00/side. 48.00 total with 3 day shipping. We'll see. I hope...
06-02-15, 07:50 AM
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Views: 3,363
Posted By Von Stively

Thanks, hope this one counts!

Thanks, hope this one counts!
Forum: Touring
05-31-15, 06:14 PM
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Views: 6,994
Posted By Von Stively

9 speed thumb shifters

I just ordered a pair of sunrace M96 9 speed indexed thumb shifters. They look good, a lot like my old Deore. I have their cheap ones now. I miss my old late 80's quality shifters. Grip shift and...
04-11-15, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

4rings6stars got a question for you

I have a 79 trek 710. I read in another post you were trying to get paselas x32 and a fender in your 79 710. Did the tires fit? It's seems tight in back but I'd like to max out the volume. I can't...
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Posted By Von Stively

Early 80's Trek 414

What do you guys think a large 414 should go for? Modern stem/bars. Bike is in good condition, just too big at 25"
10-12-13, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

Thanks MAV, I wanted that Corvette. I've been...

Thanks MAV, I wanted that Corvette. I've been wanting a cruiser since I was paper boy throwing the Denver post way back. Something always comes up! In this case a cool opportunity to hook up my kids...
10-12-13, 07:32 PM
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Views: 27,432
Posted By Von Stively

I just bought one for my 10 year old son... I was...

I just bought one for my 10 year old son... I was checking on an old cruiser at second hand sports store and noticed a nice campus green paramount with mtb riser bars and a wide seat. Long story...
08-10-11, 07:10 AM
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Views: 82,972
Posted By Von Stively

Replaced my heat treated Noodles with VO rando...

Replaced my heat treated Noodles with VO rando bars after a crash bent the heck out of my bars. I just couldn't see spending $100 on those bars again. The VO bars are nice. 1st ride, very...
08-05-11, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Von Stively

"A helmet simply and only serves to mitigate the...

"A helmet simply and only serves to mitigate the severity of a blunt force head injury." That being said... As a previous poster pointed out helmets do not prevent accidents. So you are "free to...
Forum: Touring
03-22-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By Von Stively

+1 on the sprung Brooks Flyer, worth the $$...

+1 on the sprung Brooks Flyer, worth the $$ -after break in, nothing like it.
Sunscreen -Bullfrog, just reapply every few hours or so.

You can recycle 2liter pop/soda bottles to use for extra...
01-31-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Von Stively

You have a good point! I had a dream about that...

You have a good point! I had a dream about that last night. With two sons 4 & 7 that is not a bad idea.
01-30-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Von Stively

Hubs are 36 hole Record. I bought them off...

Hubs are 36 hole Record. I bought them off someone here on this forum. They are in good condition, and like I said buffed really nice. I just couldn't believe the cost of building a wheel at LBS....
01-29-11, 09:21 PM
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Views: 855
Posted By Von Stively

I have some nice 126 hubs. It was the cost o...

I have some nice 126 hubs. It was the cost o building up the wheels at my LBS... Wheelsets in the 200-250 range seem available, but with the wider spacing.
01-29-11, 08:27 PM
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Views: 855
Posted By Von Stively

Thanks, That is what I have read. I'm afaid the...

Thanks, That is what I have read. I'm afaid the bending will stress the welds. Is that an invalid concern? I could do the 2x4 method to spread it. And I have figured I can use a threaded rod with...
01-29-11, 05:30 PM
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Views: 855
Posted By Von Stively

Can a new Tiagra hub be respaced down, to 120-126?

I went to LBS today to see about having a set of wheels built onto some campy hubs I bought and buffed up. I had no idea how quick the price of labor, rims and spokes would add up$$$! . So, there is...
01-08-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By Von Stively

You realize that you will have to replace ALL of...

You realize that you will have to replace ALL of your man pants with skinny jeans right?
01-01-11, 05:58 PM
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Views: 475,846
Posted By Von Stively

Well, the super sport is an awsome bike. I would...

Well, the super sport is an awsome bike. I would trade for something of equal value. Hoping somebody posts up another complete tourer like the voyageur above, or maybe a complete 520, with cantis....
01-01-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Von Stively

Maybe some cut knuckles too... but so worth it to...

Maybe some cut knuckles too... but so worth it to be able to do it again the next time you push one all the wat out!
01-01-11, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 475,846
Posted By Von Stively

1982 schwinn super spor sp 89-90? schwinn 754

Super sport 23" 754 58-59cm
looking for 25" touring bike
Forum: Touring
12-31-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,074
Posted By Von Stively

Flyer, broken in. Love it. Never had the...

Flyer, broken in. Love it. Never had the unsprung, but just love the sprung seat. Once it "customizes" to you -seat pain goes away. Did my first century with it and had no pain, from the seat.
Forum: Southeast
10-11-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,471
Posted By Von Stively

That garmin data is too cool. I have the Oregon...

That garmin data is too cool. I have the Oregon hand held for my boat. I wonder if it can do the same with the road SD card. As far as my average speed overall I don't know. I'd guess about...
Forum: Southeast
10-10-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,471
Posted By Von Stively

Completed my first century. The first 62 was soo...

Completed my first century. The first 62 was soo easy with the wind at our backs. 17-20mph. Then the ride back to SU with the wind in our face -13mph and tired. 7 hours total including break time....
Forum: Touring
10-04-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,315
Posted By Von Stively

quality report?

So you guys have been riding them for a year or so right? Any problems? How wide a tire do you think they could fit?
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