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01-31-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
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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01-23-23, 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.
01-21-23, 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, 09:12 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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01-19-23, 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...
01-17-23, 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...
01-14-23, 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: 12,045,831
Posted By Pompiere

Schwinn Voyager $150 Fremont Ohio ...

Schwinn Voyager $150 Fremont Ohio

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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.
01-02-23, 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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,646
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...
12-27-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,896
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...
12-16-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 74,088
Views: 12,045,831
Posted By Pompiere

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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...
12-10-22, 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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,007
Views: 901,512
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.
12-04-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Pompiere

I would love to have an old Sears bike just for...

I would love to have an old Sears bike just for the nostalgia. When I was growing up in a small town in Ohio, the Sears catalog was for us what Amazon is for people today. Sears had a small store...
11-25-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 197,233
Posted By Pompiere

I thought I had posted these bikes here, but it...

I thought I had posted these bikes here, but it was in the vintage mountain bike thread. I found a pair of Ross Mt. Hood bikes at a local second hand shop a few years ago. I think they are 1987...
11-24-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Pompiere

I thought I saw one for sale on Facebook...

I thought I saw one for sale on Facebook recently. I couldn't find it but this one popped up.
...
11-18-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,184
Posted By Pompiere

I'm also not a fan of the computer wires, which...

I'm also not a fan of the computer wires, which is why I bought a basic Garmin. It's only a little bigger than a regular bike computer, but no wires or sensors to clutter things up. If you really...
11-14-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,711
Posted By Pompiere

The first few versions of the Cannondale ST400...

The first few versions of the Cannondale ST400 had caliper brakes, while the ST600 and ST1000 had cantilevers. The frames are essentially the same, except for the cantilever posts. They all have a...
11-14-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,386,890
Posted By Pompiere

My son didn't want his Bridgestone MB-2 after...

My son didn't want his Bridgestone MB-2 after college, so I threw some parts on it to ride gravel trails. I have accumulated a bunch of parts over the years, so nothing was purchased for this...
11-12-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Pompiere

The font on the decals looks a lot like what was...

The font on the decals looks a lot like what was used on the mid 1980s Miyatas. The "Made in Japan" decal looks identical....
11-11-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,585
Posted By Pompiere

That looks like the road going version of the...

That looks like the road going version of the Ford Tri Motor.

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11-11-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,673
Posted By Pompiere

Is there a project in the future for a map of...

Is there a project in the future for a map of British cycling?
11-10-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 186,795
Posted By Pompiere

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One of four Bald Eagles we saw on our ride around the township today. All...
11-10-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 653,885
Posted By Pompiere

I have a LeTour from the same era. It's not...

I have a LeTour from the same era. It's not fancy, but it is stable and reliable. I find myself grabbing it quite often....
11-04-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,184
Posted By Pompiere

My pet peeve is not limited to C&V. It's noisy...

My pet peeve is not limited to C&V. It's noisy drive trains. Squeaky derailleur pullies, clattering rear derailleurs, chain rubbing the front derailleur cage, etc. Sometimes, all it would take is...
11-01-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Pompiere

No, it does not reset by itself. You have to...

No, it does not reset by itself. You have to squeeze the lever and swing the gate back up.

I don't really notice them while riding on the hoods. There is just a little bump from the rivet.
10-31-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Pompiere

The piece at the top of the lever swings to the...

The piece at the top of the lever swings to the side, allowing the lever to open up a little further. I have them on a couple of my bikes.
10-30-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By Pompiere

They work in tandem with the original brake...

They work in tandem with the original brake levers. You cut the housing in the middle and the cable feeds through.
10-24-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Pompiere

A two-speed will use a different chain than a...

A two-speed will use a different chain than a derailleur equipped bike. Look for a 1/8 inch wide chain, that is the size for single/three speed bikes. Chains for derailleur bikes will be 3/32 inch....
10-23-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By Pompiere

I installed a pair of these levers on my wife's...

I installed a pair of these levers on my wife's bike and she loves them.
10-11-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Pompiere

I don't case so much that the parts are from the...

I don't case so much that the parts are from the same group, but they have to be of the same brand and look like they came from the same era.
10-10-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Pompiere

There was a friendly contest a few years ago,...

There was a friendly contest a few years ago, similar to the annual clunker challenge, except you had to build a bike entirely from your parts bin. The idea was to not purchase anything and only use...
10-07-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,896
Posted By Pompiere

I was thrilled to take a cracked mirror that was...

I was thrilled to take a cracked mirror that was missing some of the mounting hardware because I had a good mirror and the complementary bits to go with it. I'd had the mirror for a long time, but...
10-05-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By Pompiere

By 1987, Schwinn had switched over from all the...

By 1987, Schwinn had switched over from all the oddball proprietary sizes on its parts, so you can use pretty much anything you want. Just make sure the bike is a good fit before committing a lot of...
09-30-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Pompiere

I am another happy 400T owner, although it...

I am another happy 400T owner, although it currently does not have a triple installed. I don't really need a granny gear here in the flatlands, so I installed a Shimano tricolor drivetrain from the...
09-04-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By Pompiere

I guess to answer the question, Miyata just made...

I guess to answer the question, Miyata just made a good solid bike for the money. I have only owned one Miyata, but I've had it for 38 years. I had it for 27 years before I bought a newer bike...
08-27-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Pompiere

My TH8, which has TA cranks, has the fixed cup on...

My TH8, which has TA cranks, has the fixed cup on the left, adjustable on the right for both bottom brackets.
08-25-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Pompiere

Lowes or Home Depot has little plastic caps for...

Lowes or Home Depot has little plastic caps for the ends of wire shelving after it has been cut to length. The ones I have are about 6 mm. The come in bags of 100 or so, but aren't very expensive. ...
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