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06-12-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 71,691
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Posted By PatTheSlat

I grabbed it. It's absolutely HAMMERED, but I'm...

I grabbed it. It's absolutely HAMMERED, but I'm pretty sure it's a Frejus :)
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06-06-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 744
Posted By PatTheSlat

Lots of discussion in this thread and some good...

Lots of discussion in this thread and some good tips on fine-tuning cantilever brake setup, but considering those are ~25-30 year old Shimano brake pads, I guarantee you they are about as soft as...
05-31-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By PatTheSlat

Isn't stainless much more reactive with aluminum?

Isn't stainless much more reactive with aluminum?
04-09-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By PatTheSlat

Late 50s-Early 60s Racer 3 speed that someone...

Late 50s-Early 60s Racer 3 speed that someone converted to a 10 speed using garbage-tier department store bike components.

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Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By PatTheSlat

You're right in saying the rear derailleur is...

You're right in saying the rear derailleur is cheap and crappy, but the rest of the bike is too. In that condition it'd be worth $20 max in my market. Not sure about NYC.
12-02-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By PatTheSlat

This is why I say it's a random mismatch of...

This is why I say it's a random mismatch of components. Someone probably built up an old frame with whatever random parts they had laying around. Those levers never would have been matched up from...
12-01-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By PatTheSlat

This appears to be a very basic/entry-level...

This appears to be a very basic/entry-level mountain bike from the early 90s built up with a random mismatch of components.
11-18-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By PatTheSlat

Just Amazon (or whoever created the posting on...

Just Amazon (or whoever created the posting on Amazon) being dumb and converting a fractional size to decimal, not realizing they mean different things in Bike Tire World.
11-18-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By PatTheSlat

Oh good, you seem like a reasonable fellow, maybe...

Oh good, you seem like a reasonable fellow, maybe you can help me then.

I picked up an old English Racer ten speed with one of these Shimano Skiptooth freewheels. I need to replace the back wheel...
11-10-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By PatTheSlat

Bump, make me an offer so I don't have to deal...

Bump, make me an offer so I don't have to deal with ebay.
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By PatTheSlat

Maybe I'm missing one but I count 8 cogs on the...

Maybe I'm missing one but I count 8 cogs on the cassette... Doesn't matter when it was made, Shimano 8 speed is Shimano 8 speed, outside of DA 7400.
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By PatTheSlat

Not sure why people are saying this in this...

Not sure why people are saying this in this thread, Shimano 8 speed is Shimano 8 speed, as long as it's not Dura Ace.
11-01-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,449
Posted By PatTheSlat

Link assist: https://imgur.com/a/vfME4T5

Link assist: https://imgur.com/a/vfME4T5
10-30-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By PatTheSlat

The 7 speed brifters won't work with a 6 speed...

The 7 speed brifters won't work with a 6 speed freewheel so you don't have much of a choice, really.
10-30-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By PatTheSlat

A 700c wheel set with a freewheel hub shouldn't...

A 700c wheel set with a freewheel hub shouldn't be hard to find.

You mean 7 speed right? 7 speed is easy, literally any Shimano 7, 8, or 9 speed derailleur will work with it. Tourney is the lowest...
10-30-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By PatTheSlat

Oh boy, if you already purchased those wheels you...

Oh boy, if you already purchased those wheels you missed a great opportunity to switch to 700c instead of 27".

The brifters are fine but for the freewheel and derailleur I think you could probably...
10-27-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By PatTheSlat

Definitely a replacement rear wheel, original...

Definitely a replacement rear wheel, original would have been quick release according to the catalog. Where on earth is your front brake?
10-25-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By PatTheSlat

You are quite wrong on a lot of things here. By...

You are quite wrong on a lot of things here. By 1986 the World Sport was a pretty decent bike.... double butted cromo frame and forged dropouts.

OP, try out the Micronew/microshift 7 speed...
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By PatTheSlat

We can see the pictures in your gallery even if...

We can see the pictures in your gallery even if you can't add them to your post. You need to take a few steps back and take pictures of the overall bike, from the righthand side so we can see all...
10-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By PatTheSlat

New and Near-New Freewheels, Regina Alloy, Suntour...

7s Suntour Winner 12-23 - Lightly used - $35 shipped
7s Regina Extra America Superleggera Alloy 13-21 - Lightly used, the box/tin that comes with it doesn't match the freewheel but I'll include it...
10-16-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By PatTheSlat

NOS Simplex Plastic FD's

These came with a bunch of parts I purchased out of the inventory of a long-closed bike shop. As far as I can tell they are new, never-mounted, but cages may have a bit of rust due to improper...
10-16-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,738
Posted By PatTheSlat

Trek currently lists on its website 32 new bike...

Trek currently lists on its website 32 new bike models available with 26" wheels. Higher end mountain bikes tend to come with 27.5 or 700c/29er wheels now, but 26" certainly hasn't been phased out.
07-22-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,868
Posted By PatTheSlat

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a...

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a moderately decent deal.
07-12-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By PatTheSlat

113624, indicating it was built in the final days...

113624, indicating it was built in the final days of 1983, I'm sure as an '84 model.
07-11-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By PatTheSlat

Tall Guy Tourer Projects- Trek 620 and Miyata 210

Selling two projects in as-found condition. Both will need new consumables (tires, bar tape, cables, etc). Both have some scratches in the paint. Frames on both appear to be straight with no dents.
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07-11-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By PatTheSlat

I'll take them! Sending message now.

I'll take them! Sending message now.
07-11-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By PatTheSlat

FS: 54cm Bikes, Super Course and Trek 420

Selling two refurbished 54cm bikes.

First is a 1975 Super Course Mk II. 54cm C-T seat tube, 56cm C-C top tube. Remarkably good condition, paint looks beautiful, decals are flaking off a bit...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By PatTheSlat

Your local bike shop should have better quality...

Your local bike shop should have better quality tires for a lower price than Walmart. Plus you'll be supporting local business rather than Walmart.
05-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By PatTheSlat

I have a '46, I can check it tomorrow. My guess...

I have a '46, I can check it tomorrow. My guess is the varsinental headsets may not work since they used the narrower stem starting in the mid sixties.
05-26-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By PatTheSlat

Those old Shimano shifters can be fixed in about...

Those old Shimano shifters can be fixed in about ten minutes by pulling the covers off, spraying with carb cleaner (or the solvent of your choice), working the pawls back and forth with a small...
05-23-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 71,691
Views: 11,668,408
Posted By PatTheSlat

Rarest of the Schwinn Fillet Brazed for a decent...

Rarest of the Schwinn Fillet Brazed for a decent price near Pittsburgh:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/219478609719184/

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Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By PatTheSlat

That would most likely be a 1981 model. The...

That would most likely be a 1981 model. The imported Schwinn bikes used a different serial number system. Shimano Altus LT derailleurs and a hi-tensile steel frame. Value depends on condition. As...
04-15-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,626
Posted By PatTheSlat

Walmart charges 5 bucks a tube and they're pretty...

Walmart charges 5 bucks a tube and they're pretty much indistinguishable from tubes you would buy from a bike shop. If they stock your size, that's the way to go imo.
04-12-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 556,349
Posted By PatTheSlat

If he doesn't need them, I need a set of the...

If he doesn't need them, I need a set of the expanding bits Or really just the bolts that go through them. Picked up a set of barcons off a guy who didn't know you had to turn that bolt clockwise...
04-10-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By PatTheSlat

These only pivot to make it easier to get the...

These only pivot to make it easier to get the wheel out, so if you can't get it on there where it pivots freely it won't affect operation at all.
04-09-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By PatTheSlat

Trek 2100 (Bonded Carbon)- loose DT shifter boss?

Working on an early 90s trek 2100, one of the ones with the carbon tubes bonded to the aluminum lugs. The left side downtube shifter boss is loose and I can't figure out why. Anyone seen this before...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 556,349
Posted By PatTheSlat

Wasn't it the opposite, I thought the stems got...

Wasn't it the opposite, I thought the stems got narrower post-66?
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By PatTheSlat

https://www.bicycleheaven.org/collections/antique-...

https://www.bicycleheaven.org/collections/antique-tires/products/bicycle-tires-28-fit-usa-raleigh-english-28-x-1-1-2
03-28-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By PatTheSlat

26 x any decimal size (as opposed to 26 x a...

26 x any decimal size (as opposed to 26 x a fraction) will be a standard 559 mm "26 inch mountain bike size" tire, available pretty much anywhere bike tires are sold.
03-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21,269
Views: 4,051,111
Posted By PatTheSlat

This is near me and in my size so I sent a...

This is near me and in my size so I sent a message on it.... they absolutely will not budge from $1000. Sad because I'd be all over it if the price were actually fair (thinking 5-700 depending on...
03-18-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 71,691
Views: 11,668,408
Posted By PatTheSlat

At one point in the mid 70s (76 maybe?) they...

At one point in the mid 70s (76 maybe?) they re-named the Continental to "Sierra" and then changed it back a year or two later. Absolutely no idea why.
02-06-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By PatTheSlat

DEAL ALERT! Walmart Tires, Tubes, Misc Parts on Clearance

Just an alert for anyone who flips bikes or does repairs or just hoards parts- Walmart seems to be clearing a lot of their "name brand"(ish) parts in favor of in-house branded stuff.

Bell branded...
09-15-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By PatTheSlat

That data is correct for Chicago built Schwinns,...

That data is correct for Chicago built Schwinns, but this is not a Chicago-built Schwinn. This is a 1990 Schwinn Cruiser- men's version pictured in the 1990 catalog:
...
08-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,566
Posted By PatTheSlat

New or used? For new, one of the inexpensive...

New or used? For new, one of the inexpensive Shimano Altus derailleurs plus a claw mount adapter would work fine. Used, any long cage suntour would be a substantial upgrade.
08-20-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By PatTheSlat

84 World Sport was built by Giant, should be...

84 World Sport was built by Giant, should be standard size and thread for everything.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,970
Posted By PatTheSlat

You must be in a more intelligent market than I...

You must be in a more intelligent market than I am- most buyers in my area won't read the description or look past the first photo.
08-17-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,911
Posted By PatTheSlat

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your...

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your original post to be "consumer grade" and something that wouldn't be owned by an enthusiast? You're comparing two different things here, and adding in a...
08-17-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 556,349
Posted By PatTheSlat

Anyone have a Suntour Mountech front derailleur...

Anyone have a Suntour Mountech front derailleur they could part with? Kicking myself for selling one cheap on here a couple years ago.
08-17-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 556,349
Posted By PatTheSlat

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200817_090708_0721a85a04a1aaf6e672902ae5fbc426845c2f33.jpg

Yours for the cost of shipping.
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By PatTheSlat

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the...

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the serial format and font and the original color visible on the fork steerer are a perfect match to the 1981 Miyata 1000 I'm working on right now (pic...
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