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02-01-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 74,088
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Posted By Pompiere

Klein frame in NW Ohio, 58 cm, $200 ...

Klein frame in NW Ohio, 58 cm, $200
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01-31-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By Pompiere

This was a few years ago. A bottle opener from a...

This was a few years ago. A bottle opener from a coaster brake arm.

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01-28-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Pompiere

A stand is much better than hanging the frame by...

A stand is much better than hanging the frame by a piece of wire. Being able to rotate the frame so you can see all the hidden areas pays off with complete and even coverage. I don't paint frames...
01-24-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By Pompiere

Recent Tune-up = Sprayed some WD-40 on the chain...

Recent Tune-up = Sprayed some WD-40 on the chain and put air in the tires (aligning the valve stems optional).
01-24-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By Pompiere

I asked someone that question once, he said "I...

I asked someone that question once, he said "I don't ride it". :foo: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works pretty well for cleaning white stuff. My wife used to use them to clean the kids' marching band...
01-24-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,700
Posted By Pompiere

As stated above: Permatex Anti-seize. A 1 oz....

As stated above: Permatex Anti-seize. A 1 oz. tube doesn't cost much and will last a long time. I use it for freewheels on my bikes, spark plugs and lug nuts on my vehicles. I use an old...
01-23-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 74,088
Views: 12,045,685
Posted By Pompiere

I had my hopes up, then quickly dashed. ...

I had my hopes up, then quickly dashed. Marblehead OHIO is only about 20 miles away.:(
01-23-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pompiere

I have a pair of those shift levers, new old...

I have a pair of those shift levers, new old stock. I bought them on clearance from Nashbar many years ago. I should to put them on a bike, but I just haven't found the right one yet.
01-23-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Pompiere

I've wondered about these freewheels myself. ...

I've wondered about these freewheels myself. They look like they would work best for rolling hills. I live in the flatlands, wind is the only reason for me to swap gears. I do almost all my riding...
01-23-23, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Pompiere

The most common search term I found is "external...

The most common search term I found is "external retaining ring". Harbor Freight has a 300 piece kit for $5.99. Lowes has them, two to a package for about $0.80.
01-21-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,398
Posted By Pompiere

The tubes are flared and there is some kind of...

The tubes are flared and there is some kind of plug to keep the molten metal from going inside the tubes when the lugs are cast. I have seen an article somewhere about it but I can't seem to find it...
01-20-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Pompiere

I have a small flat prybar like the one on the...

I have a small flat prybar like the one on the left. It is polished smooth, so it doesn't mark up the stem.
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01-20-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By Pompiere

Shimano SL-A400, Light Action - non-index ...

Shimano SL-A400, Light Action - non-index

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01-20-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Pompiere

I have had saddles that did not quite align with...

I have had saddles that did not quite align with the grooves in the clamp, but that one looks extreme. Usually, I just slowly tighten the clamp and the rails will deflect enough to go into the...
01-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,398
Posted By Pompiere

I bought this Takara at a thrift store to...

I bought this Takara at a thrift store to scavenge some parts. Mainly, I wanted the crank for my Kabuki, plus it had alloy wheels and it was only $5. After I took off what I wanted, I used parts...
01-18-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By Pompiere

I bought a box of loose parts from a closed bike...

I bought a box of loose parts from a closed bike shop several years ago that included more than a dozen black New Departure brake arms. They were NOS with handwritten price tags on them. I made a...
01-18-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By Pompiere

All the recent discussion about coaster brakes is...

All the recent discussion about coaster brakes is timely and gives me some things to consider. I have a spare coaster brake hub that I was thinking about building into a 27 inch wheel. I may go...
01-17-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,398
Posted By Pompiere

In the 1970s, there was a surge in demand for...

In the 1970s, there was a surge in demand for Japanese products, so Bridgestone introduced the Kabuki brand to emphasize they were a Japanese company. C. Itoh was the marketing company that imported...
01-16-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,398
Posted By Pompiere

This one had almost everything on the list. My...

This one had almost everything on the list. My first ten-speed was a Kabuki, so when one came into my nearby thrift shop I didn't think twice about buying it. Kabukis were made by casting aluminum...
01-16-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Pompiere

Another variation I have heard was "Supertanium"....

Another variation I have heard was "Supertanium". It was used to describe some high-strength, virtually unbreakable, bolts. I never saw the bolts in question, so I have no idea what they were...
01-16-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,199
Posted By Pompiere

The Park Tool chart I have recommends 305-435...

The Park Tool chart I have recommends 305-435 inch-pounds. My 3/8 torque wrench only goes to 250 inch-pounds, so that is what I use. Whenever I am tightening a crank, 250 inch-pounds feels like I...
01-14-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 74,088
Views: 12,045,685
Posted By Pompiere

Nashbar, Swanton OH $200 Marketplace - Road bike...

Nashbar, Swanton OH $200 Marketplace - Road bike | Facebook...
01-14-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By Pompiere

Prior to stripping the paint, take some good,...

Prior to stripping the paint, take some good, straight-on photos of the decals. In the event you can't find them ready made, you will have a starting point to recreate them later.
01-12-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 74,088
Views: 12,045,685
Posted By Pompiere

Schwinn Voyager $150 Fremont Ohio ...

Schwinn Voyager $150 Fremont Ohio

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01-08-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By Pompiere

Jandd has a Bucket Pannier kit with all the...

Jandd has a Bucket Pannier kit with all the hardware for $29.95. It was meant for kitty litter buckets, but can be adapted for other bags or containers. ...
01-08-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By Pompiere

I like to clamp the freewheel tool in my bench...

I like to clamp the freewheel tool in my bench vise. Then I grab the rim like a big steering wheel and turn left. If the tire is still mounted, you'll have a big gripping surface. I've only had...
01-08-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,121
Posted By Pompiere

I picked up a map at a Pennsylvania rest area...

I picked up a map at a Pennsylvania rest area that was specifically for truckers. It has all the restricted routes and bridges color coded for different size and weight limits.
01-06-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Pompiere

The second picture looks like my ST400, which the...

The second picture looks like my ST400, which the catalog calls Metallic Blue.
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01-05-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By Pompiere

You are correct. It is a function of the angle...

You are correct. It is a function of the angle between the two sides of the straddle cable. When the two sides of the straddle cable are at 90 degrees to each other, the force on each arm is equal to...
01-02-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Pompiere

That might work but the price makes it hard to...

That might work but the price makes it hard to swallow. I was looking at this one: https://enableyourlife.com/previewimage.asp?pid=1407&prodtype=product
01-02-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Pompiere

My normal procedure is to do the minimum amount...

My normal procedure is to do the minimum amount of maintenance to do a test ride of 15-20 miles so I can get an assessment of what issues will need addressed. Then I'll take the bike down to the...
01-01-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Pompiere

I tried a 457 mm ISO tire at the local shop. ...

I tried a 457 mm ISO tire at the local shop. They were way too small. I have ordered from Modern Bike in the past, no issues.



Thanks for that, I had not found any wide tires in my searches. ...
01-01-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Pompiere

Does anyone have a source for oddball tire sizes: 22x1 3/4?

I have what appears to be a Japanese domestic market bike. It could be a child size version of a momacheri. The tires are marked 22x1 3/4 with no other size reference. I measured the rim, per...
01-01-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By Pompiere

The local bike shop had some of those. 22x1.75...

The local bike shop had some of those. 22x1.75 would not even go on the rim. The bead seat is 457 mm.
01-01-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,645
Posted By Pompiere

I thought I was going to be the second user, but...

I thought I was going to be the second user, but I was finally able to succeed using the C-clamp and socket method, with a vibratory assist from an air operated impact hammer. I tightened the...
01-01-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By Pompiere

This caught my interest because I'm working on a...

This caught my interest because I'm working on a similar bike for my wife. It is a Neroa, made in Japan for domestic sale. It has a front basket with dual headlights and a plastic skirt guard over...
12-31-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 601,325
Posted By Pompiere

A Technomic stem is about 40 mm taller than a...

A Technomic stem is about 40 mm taller than a normal stem. I measured mine and it is 150 mm from the minimum insertion line to the top, so it might be enough to put the bars at saddle height.

I...
12-27-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,895
Posted By Pompiere

The BOC went out this morning to smontanaro. ...

The BOC went out this morning to smontanaro. There was a lot of good stuff in the box this time around. It took several attempts to get everything all back in.
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12-25-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pompiere

I know most of these are professional paint or...

I know most of these are professional paint or powder coat jobs, but I was happy with how my Fuji came out using spray cans. If I do another one, I'll lay on the clear a little heavier and let it...
12-25-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By Pompiere

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It is everything that others have raved about. Lots of history and beautiful...
12-21-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,131
Posted By Pompiere

I think that was it. They could be stashed in a...

I think that was it. They could be stashed in a corner or storage locker of your flat without taking a lot of space. The folding versions were marketed to be taken on public transportation or...
12-17-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,799
Posted By Pompiere

I also put a Cannondale ST400 back on the road...

I also put a Cannondale ST400 back on the road this spring. I got it last fall at the Memory Lane swap in Ohio. It looked like it had been used as a commuter for a few years, but it cleaned up...
12-17-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,895
Posted By Pompiere

The box arrived yesterday afternoon. jdawginsc...

The box arrived yesterday afternoon. jdawginsc did a good job of packing the crap. It's going to be a challenge to fit everything back in.
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12-16-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 74,088
Views: 12,045,685
Posted By Pompiere

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/11483003...

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12-12-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,691
Posted By Pompiere

It is between these two. First is a Takara...

It is between these two. First is a Takara Advantage that I found at Goodwill. I wanted some of the parts for other bikes, so I figured I couldn't go wrong for $5. After I took off the parts I...
12-12-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 545
Posted By Pompiere

Many years ago, when I was in the Navy, I learned...

Many years ago, when I was in the Navy, I learned to sail. Almost every Navy base had a boat rental, so the investment was minimal. Since then, I have only been on a boat a handful of times, even...
12-10-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Pompiere

The Soma Sutro stem is about 20 mm taller than a...

The Soma Sutro stem is about 20 mm taller than a normal stem. On my bikes, a Sutro is just right to bring the bars up level with saddle and doesn't look out of proportion. The Nitto Technomic is...
12-09-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,895
Posted By Pompiere

I gave it a few days, but since no one else is...

I gave it a few days, but since no one else is stepping up, I'll throw my name back in.
12-09-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,007
Views: 901,493
Posted By Pompiere

I have wanted this for a while. I finally got a...

I have wanted this for a while. I finally got a copy but I can't open it until Christmas. It came shrink wrapped, so I couldn't even sneak a peak.:(...
12-07-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Pompiere

From what I've seen, they are sold as the axle...

From what I've seen, they are sold as the axle size they are supposed to fit, not the actual measurements. I have ground off the tip when the skewer was too long for an older axle.
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