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06-26-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,317
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Well... Interesting.. Man, I've been placing 7...

Well... Interesting.. Man, I've been placing 7 speed freewheels side by side and seeing no difference for quite awhile. It does explain changing chains and "fixing" the occasional imperfect shifting....
06-25-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,317
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Your right about the 6 speed. There were no other...

Your right about the 6 speed. There were no other choices when I raced but let's get to the bottom of the 7 speed statement you made. I've seen tons of Shimano and Suntour 7 spd freewheels and they...
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I probably did it subconsciously. The triple,...

I probably did it subconsciously. The triple, black, rivited crank looked ugly on a rather sweet French frame. I am rebuilding with a nicer crank, probably a double and already swapped the 5 spd....
06-24-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,317
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Lots of smack about Suntour accushift. I was a...

Lots of smack about Suntour accushift. I was a poor independent racer and bought some accushift DT levers for my Shimano twist-tooth freewheel. I installed and tuned them without changing the chain...
06-24-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Your absolutely right. The Trek was a nice ride...

Your absolutely right. The Trek was a nice ride unloaded. With 50 lbs of evenly distributed load, a scary handful to keep going straight in a side wind. My Klein feels just fine anytime but there's...
06-21-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,060
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Preaching to the choir here buddy. I love the...

Preaching to the choir here buddy. I love the hunt, the rebuild and learning the history. Also I get to own, (briefly), the bikes I could never afford 30+ years ago.🤓
06-21-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,317
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've heard this before but I had a Nishiki...

I've heard this before but I had a Nishiki International with the ole group and it was fine. Everything worked perfectly. I've used Suntour indexing bar ends with mixed components on other bikes and...
06-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I balance my bike very evenly. The triple butted...

I balance my bike very evenly. The triple butted was a nightmare. The entery level straight gauge frame with the proper gearing I had just before that was a joy at all times. I haven't ridden a...
06-19-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. A 22 granny and a 34 combo should allow easy...

Wow. A 22 granny and a 34 combo should allow easy climbing in any situations you find. I like the way you think although my 24 was the smallest granny I could get on my vintage Sugino and a 32 was...
06-19-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

For me as a touring cyclists carrying 50 lbs of ...

For me as a touring cyclists carrying 50 lbs of "luggage" and 200 lbs of me I preferred straight gauge tubing on my steel haulers. The extra weight doesn't matter, the tubes are more resistant to...
06-18-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,712
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I get it. I have fewer and fewer DT shifters too....

I get it. I have fewer and fewer DT shifters too.
Some stem shifter brackets look like common DT shifter bosses. Probably you could move accushift or sis up to the stem using those but with the...
06-17-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,003
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I bought my first decent bike at Montgomery Ward...

I bought my first decent bike at Montgomery Ward too. A Traveler with cro-mo tubes made in Japan. Red with gold trim around the lugs. It was on sale for $99. It actually came in different sizes!!
06-17-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,712
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=thook;20979416]hello peoples, i have...

[QUOTE=thook;20979416]hello peoples,

i have two 7spd suntour AP freewheels i'd like to try and use on two different builds. for shifting, i'd prefer some barcons or perhaps the command...
06-16-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I think it was a grand prix. It had beautiful...

I think it was a grand prix. It had beautiful chromed lugs and changing the threads on the fork and BB allowed me to use some of my spare parts I had on hand to extend the life of a pretty nice bike,...
06-13-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Interesting. Sounds like you've done some...

Interesting. Sounds like you've done some research and I think the solvent in WD 40 is the reason I think it's not very good as a chain lube. Especially on long or damp tours it leave me with a...
06-12-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yup. I think your right. The Pug went to a guy...

Yup. I think your right. The Pug went to a guy from an LA beach community wanting to look cool, the Giant to a young newly married marine wanting transportation around the base. I guess both got just...
06-12-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I meant safe in terms of non-toxic. You know, the...

I meant safe in terms of non-toxic. You know, the flavored kind. It was more in the way of a joke.
06-12-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Cycle Tourist

We'll, thanks guys. Guess I got my answer. I...

We'll, thanks guys. Guess I got my answer. I thought it was something like an English bike not having english threads so this all seems vaguely familiar and I'm not entirely sure the BB was threaded...
06-12-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Cycle Tourist

A new thread on threads

I've been working on bikes for quite a few years now and remember working on an old bike I thought was a Raliegh. I tried replacing the headset with an English (Japanese) headset and had trouble with...
06-11-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Cycle Tourist

OK on a more serious note. Does anyone use...

OK on a more serious note. Does anyone use silicone spray? I was actually kidding about the KY.
Chain lube just seems to attracts dirt.
06-11-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Looks pretty good to me. Extra spokes! Usually...

Looks pretty good to me. Extra spokes! Usually you can feed them through the freewheel and straighten em out. Bring a freewheel tool anyway. You can always find a wrench somewhere. I really prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 27,891
Posted By Cycle Tourist

If the fork fails the tire hits the frame and...

If the fork fails the tire hits the frame and stops turning. Oh yeah you still get big air. My 'Dale with a Tang fork sent me to the hospital just as quickly.
06-11-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,600
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Oh my God. I'm still cracking up. A mini pack of...

Oh my God. I'm still cracking up. A mini pack of smokes and an ultralight Zippo is definitely the way to go.😂
06-11-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Chain lube.

There was an extremely long thread about chain lube in another area of bike forum but no one mentioned my particular choice.
I clean chains quite thouroughly with WD and just as thouroughly dry them...
06-11-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,719
Posted By Cycle Tourist

We'll be the judge of that.😉

We'll be the judge of that.😉
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It's the cheap one. It's red though.😎

It's the cheap one. It's red though.😎
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

New pics of Stella after....

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Nahh. A 36. '91 Klein.

Nahh. A 36. '91 Klein.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I tried the cheapies. I gave them away. The fit...

I tried the cheapies. I gave them away. The fit and look were laughable. I wear long, short sleeve colorful athletic wear. Works for...
06-03-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,998
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=Witterings;20954953] I've always held...

[QUOTE=Witterings;20954953]

I've always held back on using the spare tube mainly because they're so much more compact from the shop than I'm ever going to be able to pack them back down to after...
06-01-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I realize this is a old thread but my old Univega...

I realize this is a old thread but my old Univega was my favorite touring bike. I went with 48/35/24 with a 32t big on the back and went from San Diego to San Francisco and back. The gearing was...
05-29-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Gotta agree on the front bake comment. You need...

Gotta agree on the front bake comment. You need both brakes for safe stopping. I mildly disagree on the shifters and derailleurs though. Suntour and Shimano are mostly completely compatible...
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I was mistaken. The barcons do work so I ordered...

I was mistaken. The barcons do work so I ordered some cable stops for the DT. An old riveted triple has found a home and old aero Exage brake levers. I have a threaded RD hanger, some proper bar tape...
05-27-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The Shwinn traveler was a decent bike in some...

The Shwinn traveler was a decent bike in some years. The Giant Perigee is a sleeper too. Find a bike with 700cm wheels and aero levers in decent shape. Throw in one with decent tires and your a...
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The derailleur is stamped '72. I found a longish...

The derailleur is stamped '72. I found a longish BB square spindle in my spare parts, a triple that fits perfectly so I lucked out big time. I have plenty of FD's and 1 RD. Unfortunately the barcons...
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=3alarmer;20949462]...said to himself every...

[QUOTE=3alarmer;20949462]...said to himself every guy who has ever started on a French bicycle project. :)[/QUOTE

I do understand..😫 I have owned 2 Peugeot's and a Raleigh with french threads. I...
05-27-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,751
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yup. People are going to counter offer. Expect...

Yup. People are going to counter offer. Expect it. If they've driven out to see it, they're serious and if your firm then they either reach for the wallet or the car keys. You can write "firm" if you...
05-27-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,824
Posted By Cycle Tourist

How about swapping the fork so you can swap the...

How about swapping the fork so you can swap the stem too? Barring that, silver plastic tape to disguise it??
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah, repaired 😂. The chain already skips many...

Yeah, repaired 😂.
The chain already skips many of the freewheel cogs so there's that... I think I can use the BB race and bearings to accommodate a square taper shaft. That would allow the use of...
05-27-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,569
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Got this one for $25. I'm debating whether to...

Got this one for $25. I'm debating whether to upgrade it thouroughly or...
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Stella French bike

I probably shouldn't have gone but I got curious. I saw an ad and the picture showed a cottered crank with brased down tube shifters on a pretty clean Simplex equipt french bike. The owner had tossed...
05-18-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yes. I did all you suggested but watch out on the...

Yes. I did all you suggested but watch out on the pedal washers. I went with some fat washers on a racing bike because of my wide feet and the pedal screwed in only about 2/3 of the way. You guessed...
05-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah. Your right mister wizard☺️. I'm going to...

Yeah. Your right mister wizard☺️. I'm going to cover the scratches though and do some minor cosmetic work anyway. Like you say it's time and money I won't get back but I just can't help myself. At...
05-15-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'd really want the decals. I know, it's only a...

I'd really want the decals. I know, it's only a flip, but if I went with a repaint, I'd need to get the decals. I'm going with taping off the decals and doing an extensive touch up, some new...
05-15-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The high gloss enamel only comes in quarts. You...

The high gloss enamel only comes in quarts. You can get semi-gloss in sample sizes, (enough for most touch ups), but you'd need to follow with clear coat.
05-15-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah. I kinda figured the same. I already have...

Yeah. I kinda figured the same. I already have some remarkably close touch up paint, #2000 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2000) sandpaper and some new hardware...
05-14-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I had no idea it could be that cheap, still love...

I had no idea it could be that cheap, still love the decals though. I think it has more value with them. If it was just a damn good touring bike maybe but this, to me, was always the iconic American...
05-14-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Cycle Tourist

To paint or not to paint? That is the question.

Just inherited a 520. It's 21cm so it's too small for me..darn. It is covered with scratches. Apparently it's been across the US and around Europe. The frame is just too marked up to just leave it....
05-14-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Cycle Tourist

To paint or not to paint? That is the question.

Just inherited a 520. It's 21cm so it's too small for me..darn. It is covered with scratches. Apparently it's been across the US and around Europe. The frame is just too marked up to just leave it....
05-14-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,281
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I had a steel fork fail, (my only major crash. I...

I had a steel fork fail, (my only major crash. I still ride em.
My advice is "don't worry bout it." Modern CF is not gonna let you down. Get your dream bike with it's, (gulp) carbon fiber fork.
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