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07-10-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,075
Posted By WilliamK1974

Would you mind posting some pics that show more...

Would you mind posting some pics that show more detail of the lights and generator? I have one of these bikes, but it's been stripped of all the racks and the light set. Nice rider, but I wish it...
07-09-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By WilliamK1974

So, maybe this crankset:...

So, maybe this crankset: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Acera-Triple-Crankset-FC-2303-30-42-52T-Sliver-Bike-Bicycle-Chain-Set-/163767219194?hash=item26214973fa
Probably dicker with them on the...
07-01-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By WilliamK1974

Upgrading a 1989 Schwinn World

I first posted this in C&V, but it might get more attention here:

Right around 11 years ago, I posted the following thread:
How to upgrade my 1990 Schwinn World...
06-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By WilliamK1974

Upgrading a 1989 Schwinn World

Right around 11 years ago, I posted the following thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=433205&referrerid=85868

A series of personal and professional upheavals prevented me from...
06-30-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

Here are a couple of pics. Looks like it's a...

Here are a couple of pics. Looks like it's a 52/40:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/0630192015_95f8cf83838ce455c090f4f82907fa8aa7bb3e83.jpg...
06-30-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

Ok... Gear ratios are one of those things that...

Ok... Gear ratios are one of those things that I've not yet fully grasped. In fact, there's something about them that I find frustrating. My area is hilly enough to where a bike made for spirited...
06-29-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

So, something like this Dura-Ace 7400 rear hub: ...

So, something like this Dura-Ace 7400 rear hub:
https://ebay.us/dWZ8bH

And this freewheel:
https://ebay.us/qS0mSo

would allow me to up the speed count to 14 and have a nice 27" alloy rear...
06-29-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

I guess I was looking at this more from a C&V...

I guess I was looking at this more from a C&V standpoint, and the replies are more about enhancements than originality.

Now that I think about it, maybe that's the best thing for this bike since...
06-29-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

In answer to your question, no, I haven't...

In answer to your question, no, I haven't overhauled the hubs. I haven't yet done any work on the bike, just trying to plan ahead a bit for when I have some time here in a couple of weeks.

What's...
06-29-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

Would you mind explaining how to tell whether or...

Would you mind explaining how to tell whether or not mine are high flange, please?
06-29-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

Maybe something like this if I want to use the...

Maybe something like this if I want to use the original hubs:
https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/sun-cr-18-27-630-36-hole-rim-1745.htm

Which spokes to use with these?
06-29-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

I don't mind trying to build my own wheel, but...

I don't mind trying to build my own wheel, but I'm not sure exactly how to get started with something like that. Sourcing the rims, spokes etc.
06-29-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By WilliamK1974

Source for new sew-up/tubular rims

In another thread, I posted about a Peugeot U08 I just purchased. It's in sort of ok shape, and I'm trying to turn it into an occasional rider.

At present, it appears to have its original Normandy...
06-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By WilliamK1974

Some pics

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0620192040_d8e837b6ea242fa44504a93d1415feea0d0cc707.jpg...
06-20-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By WilliamK1974

Grabbed a Peugeot U08 last night

Hey everyone,

I got my first U08 yesterday evening. I'll try to get some pics up soon. Paid $40 for it. It's not in perfect shape, though the bones appear good. It has an ATAX stem hopefully of...
04-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By WilliamK1974

This is a great thread. I would like to hear more...

This is a great thread. I would like to hear more about the bicycle trip. As much as I liked bikes when I was younger, the notion of taking an overnight bike journey never occurred to me and my...
Forum: Foo
04-22-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By WilliamK1974

https://youtu.be/LWHelIqiV3Q

https://youtu.be/LWHelIqiV3Q
04-22-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By WilliamK1974

Nice find. Looks good. Hope it serves you well.

Nice find. Looks good. Hope it serves you well.
04-22-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By WilliamK1974

The water bottle cage says Made in Japan on it....

The water bottle cage says Made in Japan on it. But I don't recall ever seeing anything like that on another bike. Must be a product of its time.

Now, did I read another thread that said I could...
04-20-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By WilliamK1974

Sorry to take so long, but here's mine:...

Sorry to take so long, but here's mine:...
04-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By WilliamK1974

I haven't gotten to the point of having multiple...

I haven't gotten to the point of having multiple bare frames or anything like that. All my bikes are complete even if they're not high-end or anything like that. I know I could probably save some...
04-19-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By WilliamK1974

No, I'm afraid mine has neither racks nor lights....

No, I'm afraid mine has neither racks nor lights. Did they all come fully kitted out like that?
04-19-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By WilliamK1974

Did you ever compare the weight of the bike...

Did you ever compare the weight of the bike before and after you made your mods? I know it'll never be a true lightweight, but getting rid of 8lbs would make a difference.
04-19-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By WilliamK1974

Reading another post reminded me of the idea of...

Reading another post reminded me of the idea of checking with a bike co-op for parts and a place to work on the bike. My city has one, and I was a member years ago. They've probably had more than a...
04-18-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By WilliamK1974

I did some tuning on it last night, and now have...

I did some tuning on it last night, and now have the RD where it will operate under "laboratory" conditions. What that means is that I can lift the back tire off the ground with my left arm, pedal...
04-17-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By WilliamK1974

My very first bike was a Free Spirit, and my next...

My very first bike was a Free Spirit, and my next bike was as well. I got the second one sometime around 3rd or 4th grade. I was dark purple with upright bars, caliper brakes, and a Shimano internal...
04-17-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By WilliamK1974

Questions about a 1973 Schwinn Continental

Earlier this week, I was able to pick up a 1973 Schwinn Continental that was in pretty good shape. It still has the original blue bar tape, original centerpull brakes and pads, original seat, and a...
04-17-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By WilliamK1974

I met the seller and had a look at the bike. Got...

I met the seller and had a look at the bike. Got to take it on a short parking lot spin. He said that he owned it since it was new, but having had 10 knee surgeries in the last three years, he no...
04-15-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By WilliamK1974

This is the problem I have with my Schwinn World...

This is the problem I have with my Schwinn World that was a late birthday present in the summer of 1989. My family must have thought I was going to grow some more, but I didn't grow enough to keep...
04-15-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By WilliamK1974

Giant Excursion 23" frame for 6' rider?

Hello everyone,

Someone on my local FB Marketplace is selling a Giant Excursion. They say it has 700c wheels and Shimano LX components with 21 speeds. Seller says he's 6'2" and the bike is a good...
Forum: Foo
07-07-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By WilliamK1974

Great to see y'all! Yeah, they were good...

Great to see y'all!

Yeah, they were good times. I dropped off the scene there for a bit. Did everyone just get tired of that sort of thread, or did someone do/say something offensive?
07-07-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By WilliamK1974

Is that where a shop runs a 10mm threaded tap...

Is that where a shop runs a 10mm threaded tap through the 9mm unthreaded mounting hole?

I guess I'm a little disappointed that this isn't a problem that can be solved by bolting on another...
07-07-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By WilliamK1974

I've used them on my late 80s Schwinn with pretty...

I've used them on my late 80s Schwinn with pretty good results. There's only one place on the Gitane where the shifter cables are sheathed, and it's a short length by the rear derailleur.

The...
Forum: Foo
07-06-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By WilliamK1974

Yay! :)

Yay! :)
Forum: Foo
07-06-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By WilliamK1974

Who all is still around...

... From back in the day when there was an active Ladies of Foo thread and other, similar threads?
07-06-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By WilliamK1974

Bought a '72 Gitane Tour de France

Hi everyone,

Earlier, I posted a thread that started out with an overpriced Peugeot road bike frame and worked its way around to a couple of Gitane bikes that were a couple of hours from me. I...
07-06-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By WilliamK1974

I should be able to pull the Sugino's with the...

I should be able to pull the Sugino's with the crank tool that I already have, right?
07-05-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By WilliamK1974

Mine has the Sugino's. Picked it up and brought...

Mine has the Sugino's. Picked it up and brought it home this evening :love:
06-30-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By WilliamK1974

I've been emailing with the TdF seller, and we're...

I've been emailing with the TdF seller, and we're going to try and do a deal next week. I would have liked to have had it for the weekend, but he's tied up with family. I'll keep everyone posted.
...
06-30-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By WilliamK1974

There's another Gitane for sale about 2 hrs to...

There's another Gitane for sale about 2 hrs to the south of me. Maybe a lower-end model than the TdF. They're asking $200, which could be too high. Gitane's a new brand to me.
...
06-29-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By WilliamK1974

Peugeot Premiere with broken crank

Hi everyone,

I'm asking about this because someone in my area has a Peugeot Premiere frame and accessories for sale on CL. I'm still trying to learn about Pugs and their quirks. I haven't...
06-29-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By WilliamK1974

Not sure I would have really bought one given...

Not sure I would have really bought one given that the single speed drivetrain wouldn't help too much with the hilly terrain around here, but I couldn't help but be curious given their DIY spirit.
06-23-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By WilliamK1974

Eastman roadster- anyone here buy one?

Hopefully this is the correct forum for this.

A few years ago, a company called yellowjersey had CKD Eastman roadster bicycle kit available. It was sold in some state of disassembly because it...
09-16-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By WilliamK1974

We gave it another try this weekend, with me on...

We gave it another try this weekend, with me on my road tire-equipped Haro and she on a bike from the bikeshare/rental kiosks. Turned it into a picnic lunch ride, and that part of it was fun.

But...
08-27-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By WilliamK1974

Wish I could, even just to satisfy curiosity, but...

Wish I could, even just to satisfy curiosity, but I am a Clyde and might exceed the weight limit. Maybe not by much, but 250lbs is a pretty chintzy limit if you ask me. But I do not have any other...
08-24-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,834
Posted By WilliamK1974

Same here, though I think it was more that my...

Same here, though I think it was more that my family didn't want to spend on something that I would outgrow. The first 10spd was a Kent from K-Mart. The chain snapped within two weeks and was...
08-24-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,834
Posted By WilliamK1974

This has probably been discussed to death, but a...

This has probably been discussed to death, but a Varsity weighing in over 50lbs... Some of that has to be in the steel rims and handlebars, right? I have seen a couple in person down the years, and...
08-24-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,834
Posted By WilliamK1974

Sorry, my fault for the misunderstanding. Your...

Sorry, my fault for the misunderstanding. Your bike looks sharp as tacks in the pics. What I was talking about was the Varsity I saw on CL for over $100. It looked like a good, ridable bike, but...
Forum: Foo
08-24-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,498
Posted By WilliamK1974

I quit, hopefully for the last time, in the...

I quit, hopefully for the last time, in the summer of 2011. Not sure if it was before or after the basal cell carcinoma appeared on my face, though that may have been a secondary concern when...
08-24-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,834
Posted By WilliamK1974

No love for the Varsities... I would not...

No love for the Varsities...

I would not mind finding one that I could actually ride in good shape for that price. Trouble is, just about everyone around here who has a rusty old bike in their...
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