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09-20-20, 06:47 PM
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Posted By 1987cp

Nifty! My favorite is the red one on the far...

Nifty! My favorite is the red one on the far left, looks similar to my '91 Paramount MOS.
09-16-20, 07:49 PM
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Views: 251,328
Posted By 1987cp

Any updates on this? I've noticed the same...

Any updates on this? I've noticed the same problem on my rear dropouts, but haven't inspected closely. Makes me nervous, but seems to ride fine when the wheel is installed straight.
09-16-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,328
Posted By 1987cp

Here's mine so far. 1984 ST series (not sure...

Here's mine so far. 1984 ST series (not sure what number), bought as a bare frame with original headset, seatpost, and BB; also, questionable mounting boss threads and trashed original paint (thus...
07-25-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By 1987cp

Also Weinmann. Seems the alloy rims on the cheap...

Also Weinmann. Seems the alloy rims on the cheap eBay wheels are Weinmann, and 650a Weinmanns are also available separately.







Did sort through lots of old-school Kendas, one or two...
07-24-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By 1987cp

I'd forgotten about this picture from the...

I'd forgotten about this picture from the Rivendell blog a few years ago (https://www.rivbike.com/blogs/peeking-through-the-knothole/new-blahg-tues-nov-29-tire-size-that-neer-was-carbon-shellac...
07-24-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By 1987cp

I do get about switching to 584. And Dia Compe...

I do get about switching to 584. And Dia Compe 750 brakes are excellent, and got 584s successfully onto our mixte frame that had this problem.

My info so far is that at minimum, Sun, Araya, and...
07-24-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By 1987cp

Any fans of 590 BSD / 650A / 26x1-3/8 wheel size?

I was thinking recently about a situation where long reach sidepulls won't reach 650b wheels on an old 27" frame, but are at about minimum adjustment with 700c wheels, and suddenly thought ... what...
07-13-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By 1987cp

Thanks! Very true about brazing aluminum; I...

Thanks!

Very true about brazing aluminum; I played with an aluminum brazing kit years ago, and the experiment was completely worthless! Brazing on steel, I've done successfully and might consider...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By 1987cp

Interesting. So if I'm understanding correctly,...

Interesting. So if I'm understanding correctly, cutting and welding on a heat treated aluminum frame could also weaken it, though less so if it's 7000 series alloy and it's left to cure for enough...
07-12-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By 1987cp

That Bianchi looks really great! Is that a 38 or...

That Bianchi looks really great! Is that a 38 or a 40mm tire?





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I got the Cannondale on Friday and had it on the street in probably under an hour. Took a...
07-05-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By 1987cp

Hmmmm ..... Got an offer to buy the Cannondale at...

Hmmmm ..... Got an offer to buy the Cannondale at a reduced price (cheaper than any other option), also read about the history of the model, which is interesting, and triple checked geometry charts,...
07-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,301
Posted By 1987cp

Interesting thread! If storage space isn't an...

Interesting thread! If storage space isn't an issue, it may still be possible to score an old sport-tourer or name brand rigid MTB for cheap and play with it to see what you like, and get something...
07-05-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By 1987cp

What's the dropout spacing on your Cannondale?...

What's the dropout spacing on your Cannondale? Any idea if it changed year to year?

I just remembered that I've been accustomed to spreading frames willy-nilly, and not really caring because I've...
07-04-20, 10:18 PM
07-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By 1987cp

Good info, thanks! The Cannondale I found is...

Good info, thanks!

The Cannondale I found is listed as 61.5cm, which I assume is to the top of the sticky-uppy seat tube. I measured my Grand Prix carefully and got 25.25" or 64.135cm. Might not...
07-03-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,617
Posted By 1987cp

Looks like you were smarter than I was in that...

Looks like you were smarter than I was in that regard. The Market Basket seems quite safe when used with the curved strut attachment that goes behind the fork crown (and which I keep attached to my...
07-03-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By 1987cp

Thinking about a new (old?) touring frame ... any experiences to share?

After crumpling my much-liked 1985 Raleigh Alyeska frame in a freak accident (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/656918-1985-raleigh-usa-alyeska.html), I'm thinking about a replacement frame...
07-01-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,617
Posted By 1987cp

Annnnnd, it's over. Well, maybe. Saturday I...

Annnnnd, it's over. Well, maybe.

Saturday I had this out with the big Civia Market Basket on the front, and was zipping down an asphalt trail while my wife tested her new-to-her Detel mixte frame....
07-01-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,512
Posted By 1987cp

Looks like a half-step Biopace crank! Was that...

Looks like a half-step Biopace crank! Was that original?
07-01-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,512
Posted By 1987cp

Hey, since you all know about Voyageurs ... ...

Hey, since you all know about Voyageurs ...

1) What is the BB height/drop?
2) What is the chainstay length?

I know these may have varied year to year ....

I'm looking at contenders to...
07-01-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,301
Posted By 1987cp

I've heard of the in-house tubing plant for...

I've heard of the in-house tubing plant for Schwinn's electro-forged process, but maybe there were other house-made tube sets I haven't heard of?

I've seen Raleigh tubing badges on their...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,201
Posted By 1987cp

Still have this? Size? Location? I bent my...

Still have this? Size? Location? I bent my Alyeska frame in a crash, thinking about getting something to swap my favorite parts onto (I had swapped out everything but the headset, seatpost, and...
07-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By 1987cp

What do you like better about the Schwinn?

What do you like better about the Schwinn?
07-01-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By 1987cp

Looks awesome under the wrecked paint! I was...

Looks awesome under the wrecked paint! I was thinking as I read, this is definitely too nice to be a '80s Raleigh.

I see the OP appears to be British ..... This Touristique looks like an amazing...
07-01-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By 1987cp

+1 .... I recently crashed my beloved 1985...

+1 .... I recently crashed my beloved 1985 Alyeska, which may or may not be getting the downtube repaired or replaced, and have found a couple of deals on Voyageur frames.

I happen to have a...
07-01-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By 1987cp

Aaaaaand, it's pretty good! The mystery Detel...

Aaaaaand, it's pretty good! The mystery Detel mixte frame arrived last week and we immediately assembled it with the parts we had, which meant initially running eight feet of assorted bits of cable...
06-22-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By 1987cp

This might just be a lot of fun ..... ...

This might just be a lot of fun .....

Apparently Detel bicycles were made in Wisconsin for about 9 months in 1985 or 1986. Supposedly all were made of either Ishawata 022 or 024 butted chromo. ...
06-15-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By 1987cp

Agreed, the Schwinn World is surprisingly zippy...

Agreed, the Schwinn World is surprisingly zippy for its price point. I quit riding mine mostly because I found others I like better.

Is that a Raleigh USA Pursuit? I like my two 80s Raleigh USA...
06-12-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By 1987cp

Also aside: I just received interesting...

Also aside: I just received interesting information from a local bike shop owner. His exact words were: "Bikes are the new toilet paper." He said he normally keeps over 50 bikes in his showroom...
06-12-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By 1987cp

I had a fun time learning about threadlessness...

I had a fun time learning about threadlessness and star nuts when I bought my tandem, which has a threadless headset. Turns out, the bolt that goes through the funny plug in the top end of the steer...
06-12-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By 1987cp

Well, here we are! It's getting a little...

Well, here we are! It's getting a little odd-looking IMO, but it's a huge hit, it's cool to use my old ChroMo frame, and those old Ukai wheels will likely never die.

At least it's 100% better...
06-11-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By 1987cp

Hey, that Shopper is pretty nice! Hm, been a...

Hey, that Shopper is pretty nice!

Hm, been a LONG time since I posted in here .....


To follow up, after worrying about getting a multispeed that wasn't her brother's old bike? She says she...
06-10-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By 1987cp

Supposed to be stronger, mainly. IIRC, regular...

Supposed to be stronger, mainly. IIRC, regular Technomic is cast and tall, Tech Deluxe is forged and shorter. Tallux is supposed to be the same height as the regular Technomic, only forged. Not to...
06-10-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By 1987cp

Bars up for us with short arms! Looks like...

Bars up for us with short arms! Looks like you're not riser bar types, so .....

1" Threaded: Nitto Tallux stem.

Threadless: Delta Stem Raiser Pro. Looks idiotic, but works great.
06-10-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By 1987cp

On the search for an old step through ....

I'm in the middle of a project to find Mrs. 1987cp a frame to build up, largely with standard parts we already have on hand, and hoping some of you might have suggestions based on reading or...
10-28-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By 1987cp

A folding bike? Interesting ... can you easily...

A folding bike? Interesting ... can you easily set them up for a 7-10 year old?


I guess she wouldn't ever really outgrow it .....
10-28-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By 1987cp

Great tip on the Mini Mesa, thanks! ...

Great tip on the Mini Mesa, thanks!

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Well! So kiddo #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2)...
10-10-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By 1987cp

Actually has F 3. How awesome is that? Looks...

Actually has F 3. How awesome is that? Looks like this problem is solved - thanks!

I think I'll try driving people nuts by calling it a 600A. :-p
10-10-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By 1987cp

Huh, the, F8 (66" circumference) figures to...

Huh, the, F8 (66" circumference) figures to ~534mm. That's interesting, anyway!
10-10-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By 1987cp

Ideas for vintage 20" multispeed girls' bike?

For five years running, my son has been riding this thing. Found it on eBay, had to have it for him. Seems to have been an affordable 20" 10 speed sold by Sears in about 1987. I think the two-tone...
10-10-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,242
Posted By 1987cp

I'm over 20 years younger, but ..... Nitto...

I'm over 20 years younger, but .....

Nitto Albatross bars seem to make anything comfortable. They fit both barend shifters and regular MTB brake levers, not as good if you like your road levers. ...
10-10-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By 1987cp

Anyone heard of 24x1-3/8 "F3" tire size?

Looking ahead to likely getting tires for an old JCPenny bicycle I found by a dumpster.

It's a stepthrough sport tourer, drop bars with safety levers, Ashtabula crank with skip tooth big ring,...
10-01-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,511
Posted By 1987cp

I just received an Albatross bar in the mail .......

I just received an Albatross bar in the mail .... :-)

EDIT: Tried them upside down on an upswept stem, didn't care for it. Swapped to the original 90mm, 15-degree stem atop the Delta Stem Raiser...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 331,221
Posted By 1987cp

Thanks! I've never actually been on a bicycle...

Thanks! I've never actually been on a bicycle tour - but touring bikes are great for running errands in town, which is how we get our cycling in.

Come to think of it, I just might have chosen one...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 331,221
Posted By 1987cp

Here's the poor boy's (or girl's) kiddie Riv - a...

Here's the poor boy's (or girl's) kiddie Riv - a cheapie from Sears' Free Spirit brand from the late '80s, complete with steel rims and cranks and the Falcon friction shifters you can still get new. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By 1987cp

I see, so the worry about a seat tube would be...

I see, so the worry about a seat tube would be related to a tendency to use a small-diameter seat post. Cutting down a post of a common size, say 25.4mm, 26.4mm, 27.2mm, whatever, makes fine sense...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By 1987cp

Maybe I'm not envisioning something correctly...

Maybe I'm not envisioning something correctly from never having built a frame, but how is a 12" or 15" seat tube that different from a 21" or 25" seat tube? Unless of course it's made of butted...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By 1987cp

Good info there, thanks! I was thinking of mild...

Good info there, thanks! I was thinking of mild steel for the main tubes, but I notice the 4130 pages have a much larger selection of diameters and wall thicknesses in diameters such as 1.125". I...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By 1987cp

Cutting down adult lugged frames to kid size?

Is this something that people do or have done with, say, a damaged or unwanted adult frame with lugs and straight-gauge tubing? (Assuming a useful and comfortable kid frame could be produced with...
07-10-14, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By 1987cp

::bump:: Ancient thread resurrection!!! ...

::bump:: Ancient thread resurrection!!!


Does anyone know much about this bike, like when it was built and who sold it? So far the only connection I've found online was an adult city/MTB hybrid...
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