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07-07-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By balindamood

I dumped 2-3 NOS Suntour 7/8-speed cassettes at...

I dumped 2-3 NOS Suntour 7/8-speed cassettes at the local bike coop last year. I can see if they are still there.
07-06-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By balindamood

I presume that somebody, somewhere, in the last...

I presume that somebody, somewhere, in the last 30 years has attempted to put a Shimano freehub body on a Suntour hub. I am guessing it did not work.
07-02-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 781
Posted By balindamood

I expect the problem is actually the use of the...

I expect the problem is actually the use of the "pipe wrench". If it is the traditional style, it was designed with slightly inclined jaws and a loose clamp such that it can grip a round pipe. The...
06-27-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By balindamood

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As promised. Anchirage, AK.
06-25-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By balindamood

Okay. After digging about, I have only one other...

Okay. After digging about, I have only one other super plate; also with a steel upper jockey wheel and a 1985 (september) date code.
06-25-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By balindamood

Thank God that is not my size.

Thank God that is not my size.
06-25-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By balindamood

This derailure has a Jan '85 date code. The only...

This derailure has a Jan '85 date code. The only other deerhead bike i have down right now is not a super plate. I will have to climb up in the barn and look at the '83 and '85 Montare and the '85...
06-24-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By balindamood

The axle upon which the upper pulley rides is...

The axle upon which the upper pulley rides is affixed to the "super plate" which is threaed and ther is a lock nut underneath the cover, on the opposite side of where the pulley is located. If you...
06-24-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By balindamood

Yes. The top pully is all metal. Seems to be a...

Yes. The top pully is all metal. Seems to be a steel outer ring riveted to a steel pully wheel. That one piece is almost as heavy as the entire derailleur body.
06-23-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By balindamood

I commuted on tubulars for years. Did not turn...

I commuted on tubulars for years. Did not turn out to be a problem (for me, anyway).
06-23-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By balindamood

The Unjustly Maligned Shimano M-700SP RD

I have read several accounts here and elsewhere equating the Shimano Deore 'Deerhead" Super Plate (M-700SP) derailleurs to Suntour Mountech of the same vintage; and in doing so, implying they should...
06-22-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By balindamood

we have one. I will tale a picture next time I...

we have one. I will tale a picture next time I am there. The best part is most of the people there have no sense of value for anything made before 1996.
06-20-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By balindamood

How is it possible that the only two remaining...

How is it possible that the only two remaining Swiss BB cups on the planet BOTH went to the wrong place?

Wait! Maybe it is the same set of BB cups...
06-20-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By balindamood

You might be the only person in history to...

You might be the only person in history to "mistakenly" get a Swiss-threaded bottom bracket. One of the 17 people on the planet with Swiss-threaded frames may hunt you down.
06-12-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14,797
Views: 3,600,240
Posted By balindamood

56 cm mid-80's Guerciotti as found at Goodwill...

56 cm mid-80's Guerciotti as found at Goodwill for half price! No serial number that i can find. Paint on top tube is shot plus rust. Still has original Cinelli stem and bars, Campy headset and BB,...
05-14-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By balindamood

I agree on going with Japanese for a...

I agree on going with Japanese for a commuter/beater than a Peugeot. Why should you care?

I used to sell Peugeots, along-side some other brands, in the 1980's
Commuted on a Gitane Super Corsa...
05-14-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,479
Posted By balindamood

I have never found a rodent, but I did find a...

I have never found a rodent, but I did find a june bug once.
05-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,245
Posted By balindamood

One advantage to the Rohloff, IMO, besides the...

One advantage to the Rohloff, IMO, besides the wide range and multiple gears, is that the step changes between the gears is equal. This is not so with Shimano hubs. I ride IGH in the winter and the...
04-26-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,585
Posted By balindamood

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Blowing the dust of a 1975 Romic.
01-14-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,889
Posted By balindamood

Rhodes Car.

Rhodes Car.
01-04-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,045
Posted By balindamood

If I do not ride a specific bike for 10 years, do...

If I do not ride a specific bike for 10 years, do I still have to check it?
12-05-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By balindamood

I can confirm it is 1983-1985, pre-1986 rainbow...

I can confirm it is 1983-1985, pre-1986 rainbow stickers. Mid-level model of some sort.
11-25-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,154
Posted By balindamood

Kid bikes, in order: 1978 Peugeot mixture 10...

Kid bikes, in order:

1978 Peugeot mixture 10 speed (26 year old)
1986 Faggin ( 24 year old)
​1984 Univega Alpina pro (15 )
1989 MB-2 (13)
1986 Novara Pica (9)
1985 Stumpjumper 24-inch wheels...
11-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,970
Posted By balindamood

Have you seen the late 1980's Schwinn catalogs?

Have you seen the late 1980's Schwinn catalogs?
11-18-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,885
Posted By balindamood

Foam bar tape.

Foam bar tape.
11-11-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By balindamood

I have always noticed a noise with some bikes...

I have always noticed a noise with some bikes that is hard to describe. It is not really a swoosh, or a hum, but somewhere in between. I have heard it for decades on certain bikes, but only...
11-11-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By balindamood

Rim noise

I am currently contemplating riding noises. I think my favorite is riding in a large group, you hit a hill, and suddenly there is the sounds of gear changes from all around...but that is not the...
11-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,438
Posted By balindamood

1997 Swiss cross. I will ride this off-road...

1997 Swiss cross. I will ride this off-road before any of my mountain bikes. Just magical....
11-09-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,808
Posted By balindamood

For comparison, this is a 1985 "Super Plate"...

For comparison, this is a 1985 "Super Plate" model off a Schwinn Cimarron, date code "IB" (1985). Note that the derailleur body is different and no longer has the touring-style "Shimano" cast in....
11-09-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,808
Posted By balindamood

Not sure if any of the following helps, but I...

Not sure if any of the following helps, but I have two bikes from 1984 that have early Deerhead derailleurs, 1984 MountainBikes Montare and a very early Ritchey TimberComp. Both of these have XT...
11-08-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,091
Posted By balindamood

1986 3Rensho SRA: ...

1986 3Rensho SRA:

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11-08-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,091
Posted By balindamood

1975 Romic ...

1975 Romic

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11-08-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,443
Posted By balindamood

Sad news and tough to hear. He sent me a tool...

Sad news and tough to hear. He sent me a tool roll he made, seems like 10 years ago. I still use it.
11-08-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,081
Posted By balindamood

Unless you have a 1986, then I think your last...

Unless you have a 1986, then I think your last digit should be a 5. The first three digits were the day of the year (numbered sequentially), the last digit is the year (5=1985). I did an initial...
11-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,081
Posted By balindamood

Would you happen to know what day of the year...

Would you happen to know what day of the year yours was build (the 4-digit code on the head badge)? Mine is 115 (1155). Just curious if it got changed or if they did a swap at the factory. I started...
11-07-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,081
Posted By balindamood

This showed up on CL about 3 weeks ago. 1985. Sat...

This showed up on CL about 3 weeks ago. 1985. Sat in the back of a garage for 20 years. Non original parts are limited to the bottom bracket, brake pads, and rear tire. The seatpost is a Suntour XC...
05-19-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,112
Views: 546,682
Posted By balindamood

I have the same in 32H, but the rims are 36H, and...

I have the same in 32H, but the rims are 36H, and my rear hub flange is cracked through 2 spoke holes, so...
05-14-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5,112
Views: 546,682
Posted By balindamood

Tis the season. Looking for a Shimano FH-6402,...

Tis the season. Looking for a Shimano FH-6402, 36-hole rear hub (that is the 8-speed, tri-color version) in decent condition.
12-20-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By balindamood

All of my regular riders have been converted to...

All of my regular riders have been converted to half-step.
12-10-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By balindamood

The 1986 and 1987 PSN10's were British. I have...

The 1986 and 1987 PSN10's were British. I have worked on some older ones, but do not recall what year they changed. My guess is 1982-84. You ought to be able to tell by the markings on the bottom...
12-06-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By balindamood

Yeah...kinda neat. Nice score.

Yeah...kinda neat.

Nice score.
12-05-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,731
Posted By balindamood

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Not sure if it is old enough; 1997 SwissCross, mostly orginal.
11-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By balindamood

KOM was "King of the Mountain" it basically...

KOM was "King of the Mountain" it basically replaced the Cimarron as Schwinn's top of the line MTB offering. It did not last long...a year or two before it moved to Paramount branded.

The Schwinn...
11-21-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By balindamood

Looks like they did do it. Huh. I do not recall...

Looks like they did do it. Huh. I do not recall any of those. We sold probably 10 Cimmerons in 1987 (most people bought Sierras...less $$, or Fishers, more $$). After that, the KOM was all the...
11-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By balindamood

I the fork you have too long or too short? ...

I the fork you have too long or too short? Measure from the fork crown to the top and I will see if I have one that works.
11-21-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By balindamood

I will say this. Based on your comment, i have...

I will say this. Based on your comment, i have looked about the interwebs and I agree I do see a lot of Cimarrons with these chrome forks. I cannot explain this I do not recall ever seeing them this...
11-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By balindamood

1). I sold them. I believe that is a 1987 model....

1). I sold them. I believe that is a 1987 model. The fork was painted to match the frame. I do not recall Schwinn EVER having chrome forks on their MTB's when I worked at an LBS (1986-1992).
2). The...
11-21-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,957
Posted By balindamood

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Put new tape on the '97 SwissCross. The original gravel grinder.
11-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By balindamood

That is not the original fork, but a standard...

That is not the original fork, but a standard (probably Tange) replacement.
11-18-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,007
Posted By balindamood

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