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10-09-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By darronb

Yes, indeed, there was a minimum insertion mark...

Yes, indeed, there was a minimum insertion mark on the Wald seatpost. I had the line buried several inches below the top of the seat tube.

Darron
10-29-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 39,582
Posted By darronb

1983 Raleigh Olympian 27" 68cm

Howdy all,

I just picked up this big old beastie from an eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120482341876) sale. It was in South Lake Tahoe, CA, and I'm in Reno, NV, so I was...
09-28-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,591
Posted By darronb

I'm not quite a giant, at 6' 5-3/4". I think that...

I'm not quite a giant, at 6' 5-3/4". I think that one must be 6' 7" to be technically a giant.

Ho, ho, ho...

Darron
09-28-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,591
Posted By darronb

Indeed, I am better off with a large frame, and...

Indeed, I am better off with a large frame, and have a couple back in New York, including a 68cm Raleigh (http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=6196315&postcount=77) (which is still a bit too...
09-28-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,591
Posted By darronb

Wimpy Wald 13/16" seatpost

Howdy all,

I pulled an old Free Spirit (Sold by Sears & Roebuck) 10-speed roadie out of a dump a month or so back. I got it back into riding shape yesterday morning, after swapping to a flat...
09-22-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13,372
Views: 2,652,134
Posted By darronb

1966 ladies' Schwinn Collegiate

Found this neglected old beauty at the local dump here in the high desert of northern California. According to the dealer sticker on the seat tube, it came from a dealer in Susanville. The serial...
08-30-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By darronb

I don't have the original bolt, so I can't tell...

I don't have the original bolt, so I can't tell if it was metric or SAE. The wedge I have is just a random one I grabbed from a bin at the Reno Bike Project. It is threaded 5/16" x 22TPI, which is...
08-29-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By darronb

That's a good option, thanks. I'm on short...

That's a good option, thanks.

I'm on short notice to get her playa bike ready to go to Black Rock City in a day or two, though, so I took another option. I bought a grade three 3/8" x 11" NC (16...
08-29-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By darronb

10" stem bolt needed

Howdy all,

I have a very tall, steel mountain bike stem that is missing the stem bolt. The bolt needed is of the allen-head recessed head type. The 10" measurement is from the bottom of the head...
10-13-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 39,582
Posted By darronb

Very cool front hub on this one. What is it?

Very cool front hub on this one. What is it?
08-10-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By darronb

My new Univega Viva Touring

I was out cruising around the back roads near Milton, Vermont a couple weekends ago, on my father's old Schwinn Suburban. I saw a garage sale sign at an intersection, and it seemed to beckon. Another...
02-19-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 39,582
Posted By darronb

Here's it's twin sibling, another 1979 Raleigh...

Here's it's twin sibling, another 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix.
27" c-t, 67.3cm c-c
I just picked it up from an eBay seller in Ohio.
...
02-18-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,815
Posted By darronb

1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix Frame measures...

1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix
Frame measures 27" c-t, 67.3cm c-c

http://birgenheier.com/drb/external/bikeforums/27_inch_raleigh_on_ice.jpg
02-18-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,815
Posted By darronb

My Nokian Extreme 294-shod 1988 Schwinn Impact...

My Nokian Extreme 294-shod 1988 Schwinn Impact MTB with 23" Cro-Mo frame:

http://birgenheier.com/drb/external/bikeforums/schwinn_impact_mtb_on_snow.jpg
...
02-05-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 374,934
Posted By darronb

Thanks for the heads up! This giant appreciates...

Thanks for the heads up! This giant appreciates it. At 27", this frame is still not QUITE big enough for me, but it's close enough (It sucks being a mutant with no superpowers).

This one didn't...
01-28-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 42,035
Posted By darronb

http://birgenheier.com/drb/external/bikeforums/sch...

http://birgenheier.com/drb/external/bikeforums/schwinn_impact_mtb_on_snow.jpg

My 1988 Schwinn Impact MTB with Nokian Extreme 294 carbide-studded tires.

Frame size is 23" (center to top). Wish I...
01-28-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 397,563
Posted By darronb

http://birgenheier.com/drb/external/bikeforums/sch...

http://birgenheier.com/drb/external/bikeforums/schwinn_impact_mtb_on_snow.jpg

My 1988 Schwinn Impact MTB with Nokian Extreme 294 carbide-studded tires

Frame size is 23" (center to top). Wish I...
01-20-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,510
Posted By darronb

Great, thanks! I needed to measure the...

Great, thanks!

I needed to measure the spokes I removed from an old 27" wheel with steel Araya rim. I'm trying to determine with spocalc if the new 619mm ERD aluminum rim I'm looking at will work...
01-20-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,510
Posted By darronb

How to properly measure spoke length?

With a used spoke in hand, I want to know to what points I should measure to determine length in the proper way. It seems clear that on the threaded end, the measuring point is the very end of the...
01-20-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By darronb

I'm sure buying a whole new wheel is the most...

I'm sure buying a whole new wheel is the most cost-effective route. But are there any affordable front wheels with radial lacing? Also, my desire to learn wheelbuilding is a consideration. I would...
01-20-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By darronb

Radial spoke lacing with a steel hub?

I understand the advantages and disadvantages of the radial spoke pattern on a front wheel. The most important disadvantage seems to be the greater risk of hub fracture, especially with hubs not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,188
Posted By darronb

Looks like I've got a line on an old Raleigh...

Looks like I've got a line on an old Raleigh frameset (It's only 2030 steel, but beggars can't be choosers) courtesy of a BF member. It's a 27" frame, with a standover height of 36.5"

I just...
01-18-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By darronb

D'Oh! Forgot all about that issue... ...

D'Oh! Forgot all about that issue...

Perhaps a dog-leg bend in the chain, as well ;-)

Darron
01-18-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,904
Posted By darronb

Another vote for Purple Power and it's caustic...

Another vote for Purple Power and it's caustic kin. You do need to wear rubber gloves with this stuff- it will eat the oil out of your skin and turn it to soap!

I submerge the chain in an old...
01-18-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By darronb

Create asymmetrical rear dropouts to eliminate wheel dish?

When reading about the Surly Pugsley on Sheldon Brown's site, I found the asymmetrical frame and fork ends to be a brilliant idea. I don't know if I'm allowed to post images here from the sites of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,188
Posted By darronb

Thanks for all the responses. As much as...

Thanks for all the responses.

As much as I'd dearly love to have a new titanium beauty, there's no way even a low-end steel custom frame is within my financial means. I will keep watching Craig's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,188
Posted By darronb

This tall guy needs a 66cm frame?

Howdy all,

I have recently resumed my long-neglected interest in cycling. For many years my only bike was a 1988 Schwinn Impact MTB with 23" Cro-Mo frame (measured from the center of the...
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