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Posted By CharmPeddler

Generally yes, but that could also kill it for...

Generally yes, but that could also kill it for someone who might be wanting an all original bike. Ohh, and i'm NOT taking the time and energy to remove the rust.

Thoughts on price as is?
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Firestone Cruiser - Girl's

I'm wanting to sell a bike and wondering what I should ask. I'm in Wichita Kansas.

Mid 1950's Firestone Girls Cruiser Bike. Tires hold air, rideable. Seat Tube is 18" tall. 26" tires.
Has a light...
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Posted By CharmPeddler

1953 Girl's Schwinn Hornet 18"/26"

serial number: A12972
Wheels + Cranks turn good. Needs new Tires and tubes. Left Side of handlebar has a bend in it.
Has a Horn in the "gas tank". (have not tried it + no battery)
Light on the...
05-23-16, 09:14 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

This will be my 3rd attempt at replying (first 2...

This will be my 3rd attempt at replying (first 2 were on my phone, and never showed up?)

The Golden Boy - Thanks for telling me my bike is worthless. HAHA JUST KIDDING! From the research I did...
05-20-16, 09:42 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

1981 Schwinn Sports Tourer - Update or restore?

Hey guys/gals. I just picked up, what I think was a great deal, a 1981 Schwinn Sports Tourer. I bought it from the original owner, who had it in his attic for the last 15 years.

I Wiped it down,...
11-20-15, 10:27 PM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

I contacted Trek directly. They told me "Square...

I contacted Trek directly. They told me "Square Taper - VP bottom bracket, 73mm x 124.5mm"
I got lots more info.

Now I'm going to sleep.
11-20-15, 08:08 PM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

I appreciate your suggestion. But I'm a numbers...

I appreciate your suggestion. But I'm a numbers guy and I'll not be able to sleep until I find out what I have and the sizes and differences between them.
11-20-15, 12:54 PM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Hey Guys, I found a couple parts for upgrades,...

Hey Guys, I found a couple parts for upgrades, but I'm having an issue in finding my exact BB. Can someone help me find what I have and if a Shimano bb-un54 ($10) would be an upgrade?

just in case...
10-29-15, 10:09 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Reba, Brakes, wheels/tires, and the front...

Reba, Brakes, wheels/tires, and the front derailleur shifter are on the bike. Pretty happy so far. I had to replace the brake pads and that fixed the spongy feel (even after 2 bleedings).

My next...
10-15-15, 08:30 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

cobba - Thanks for the confirmation and some of...

cobba - Thanks for the confirmation and some of the "things to inspect" that I had not thought of.


DMC707 - the $100 price does make sense when I take a mechanic into account. I was looking at...
10-14-15, 11:36 AM
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Views: 1,540
Posted By CharmPeddler

FrozenK - Thanks for the details! I am able to do...

FrozenK - Thanks for the details! I am able to do all the work myself. I'm just still learning what parts are compatable with what, and which are quality. No issue on the tools / mechanical abilities...
10-14-15, 10:39 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Wow. $100 to rebuild the shock! Is there more to...

Wow. $100 to rebuild the shock! Is there more to it than this kit? https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=16210 I scrolled down to the "Reba/Revelation/Pike Air U-Turn...
10-14-15, 08:13 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Opinions on upgrades?

Hi guys. I have a 2015 Trek Marlin 6 and I just came across some possible upgrades. I'm wanting to figure out if these older higher end parts are still going to be an "upgrade" compared to my newer...
10-01-15, 03:35 PM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Jim - Hmm I am interested in building my first...

Jim - Hmm I am interested in building my first wheels. I'll put it on my to-do list for later for sure. Thanks!

Starbuck5250 - Thanks for the details and reassurance. That is exactly what I've...
09-29-15, 08:41 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Well... It looks like I was off on my 700c VS 27x...

Well... It looks like I was off on my 700c VS 27x 1 1/4 actual sizes. I knew their was 8mm difference total (4mm radius, for brake fit consideration) BUT I was under the impression that the 700c was...
09-28-15, 10:00 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

With the help here, a bit of research, and a set...

With the help here, a bit of research, and a set of Digital Calipers I figured out that my tubing is 28.0mm diameter (27.8-28.2). I stopped by a LBS and looked at what they had for FD's to get ideas....
09-24-15, 02:07 PM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Ahh thats good to know! Also, It looks like...

Ahh thats good to know!

Also, It looks like I just went from a 10speed to a 5 speed... I cracked the plastic part of Front Derailleur hanger. Since it is a clamp on is there any reason I cannot...
09-23-15, 10:07 AM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Thanks SkyDog75. I agree, it was a pretty good...

Thanks SkyDog75. I agree, it was a pretty good find / deal. I rode it on an eight mile round trip yesterday (on old tires) to lunch and grabbed some cheap Kenda K35 27x1 1/4 tires, and new brake...
09-21-15, 06:21 PM
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Posted By CharmPeddler

Ended up buying the Bike. Paid $40 cash. I was...

Ended up buying the Bike. Paid $40 cash. I was able to shift and break. Back break cable under the seat needs to be adjusted and the front cable for derailleur was too loose to work (don't know if it...
09-21-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By CharmPeddler

I am actually interested in the idea of Touring....

I am actually interested in the idea of Touring. I have not done anything like yet, but I like the idea of this bike allowing me to get my feet wet with out dropping too much $ before I know that I...
09-21-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,844
Posted By CharmPeddler

ISO opinions/suggestions- 70s Peugeot?

First post on these forums. I been reading through the threads for some time now.

I'll see if I can keep this short and sweet.

Bought my first good MTB 5 months ago. Love it. I'm now interested...
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