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01-05-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,677
Posted By chrispe

I think golden cup is a brand, but most likely...

I think golden cup is a brand, but most likely department store bikes. The one in the picture looks like a decent bike, but I ran into a golden cup a year or so ago and it was pretty crappy as far as...
12-26-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,138
Posted By chrispe

I like this whole arguing over the quality of...

I like this whole arguing over the quality of lower end bikes thing. Especially since it seems like you guys are very passionate about it. It almost makes me want to see a thread comparing all of...
12-22-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,479
Posted By chrispe

wrk101 I have 2 questions. First did you unspoke...

wrk101 I have 2 questions. First did you unspoke and then respoke the wheel when you did this, and second did you soak the whole frame in it and if so what did you do this in. I was considering...
12-22-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,122
Posted By chrispe

The "knobby" is a chain hanger for putting the...

The "knobby" is a chain hanger for putting the chain on when you take the rear wheel out. Unfortunately I can't help i.d. the frame, but it looks very nice.
12-21-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By chrispe

My local C/L rarely has a single bike I would...

My local C/L rarely has a single bike I would consider a good deal and this week there were 3 bikes I would have bought if I had the money and several more that I definitely considered a good deal. I...
12-20-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By chrispe

Thanks everyone I think grinding down the blade...

Thanks everyone I think grinding down the blade will be my first choice now. Once i got the top off I was very frustrated to find that I couldn't get the blade in the hole and could not think of an...
12-20-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By chrispe

I should clarify with the vise it was a cheap...

I should clarify with the vise it was a cheap vice and what broke was the bolts which you could loosen in order to turn the vice to a different angle so now if you try to put pressure on it it will...
12-20-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By chrispe

The stuckest seatpost of them all

I know there are a ton of threads on stuck seatposts and I know seatposts can be a pain in the ass a lot of the time, but I actually feel this case is out of the ordinary. I've tried everything on...
08-02-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By chrispe

Also sorry mudboy i wasn't trying to steal it out...

Also sorry mudboy i wasn't trying to steal it out from under you if he wants to sell it. I was writing my post and looking up the link I found and stuff before yours was up and it didn't show up...
08-02-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By chrispe

If you would want to sell the hunter whole bike...

If you would want to sell the hunter whole bike or just frame PM me. My girlfriend wants a pink bike and that would fit the bill. The shipping may make it cost more that its worth depending on where...
Replies: 591
Views: 208,561
Posted By chrispe

Any specific tips on where and how to find bikes?...

Any specific tips on where and how to find bikes? I know enough to know a reasonable buy if I ever saw one. I would like to fix the occasional bike and resell it, but I can never find any to fix. I...
08-01-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,830
Posted By chrispe

Sorry should have asked this with my first...

Sorry should have asked this with my first question, but its more important since its brazed on, but does it have a brand name on it?
08-01-09, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 3,164,981
Posted By chrispe

Schwinn 13 speed exitor boys-bike ...

Schwinn 13 speed exitor boys-bike

http://sarasota.craigslist.org/bik/1298473343.html

I wonder how the came up with 13? Would it only go into that many?

Also I like how its not a Schwinn.
07-31-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,830
Posted By chrispe

How is the derailleur cable routed at the bb. I...

How is the derailleur cable routed at the bb. I see it goes over the bottom bracket, but is the piece that curves it brazed or clamped on.
06-24-09, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By chrispe

If all you are looking for is to have more gears...

If all you are looking for is to have more gears available in the range you normally use it might make sense to just replace the cassette or at least try that first. It will be cheaper, easier, and...
06-24-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By chrispe

You can also take them apart, clean them, and...

You can also take them apart, clean them, and regrease them. I haven't done this with Tiagra, but i did it with my 600 8 speed ones. There were a few hidden screws and then the whole ratchet...
06-24-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By chrispe

Do you plan on using friction bar end shifters or...

Do you plan on using friction bar end shifters or indexed? Also measure the rear spacing. I'm betting its 130mm which means you will need to used and 8,9, or 10 speed rear hub and then use a spacer...
06-23-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By chrispe

Two Spoke / wheel / hub Questions

I have a couple questions having to do with spokes/wheels.

The first is are hubs made for a very specific spoke diameter or a range of diametes. For example is a hub meant for only 1.8mm spokes...
Forum: Touring
01-06-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By chrispe

If the bike works I wouldn't change all of that....

If the bike works I wouldn't change all of that. The components on there are probably fine unless they don't work right. I would get new tires, probably slicks if your doing mostly on road riding, a...
Forum: Touring
01-06-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,057
Posted By chrispe

The catalog seem to suggest different tube sets,...

The catalog seem to suggest different tube sets, but the same geometry. On a touring bike though I would say geometry is the main thing that matters in the frame. The tubes don't matter that much as...
Forum: Touring
01-02-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By chrispe

I've been pulled over twice on my bike while...

I've been pulled over twice on my bike while commuting once was just because my light went dead and apparently there had been something going on in that neighborhood, but it was no big deal and he...
Forum: Touring
12-31-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By chrispe

Thats really cool, but where do I get some fiber...

Thats really cool, but where do I get some fiber glass, also I might try it with something other than fiberglass I don't really like that stuff, especially if it could catch on fire. Trying different...
Forum: Touring
12-31-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,208
Posted By chrispe

Like a couple other people have said if you can...

Like a couple other people have said if you can get the seat the right height, and the bars the right distance and height thats basically all that matters. I think the stiffness and weight and all of...
Forum: Touring
12-30-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,065
Posted By chrispe

I also would not get the pistola in any...

I also would not get the pistola in any circumstance for this type of thing. I am the same weight and planning to do some tours and won't think for a second about buying that bike. If you do decide...
Forum: Touring
12-30-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By chrispe

I would say forget about the LHT there are some...

I would say forget about the LHT there are some other touring bikes that would be better for offroad, the REI Safari is definitely one of them. I would definately lean more toward the Fargo and...
Forum: Touring
12-30-08, 01:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,065
Posted By chrispe

I wouldn't go for the carbon fork, but thats just...

I wouldn't go for the carbon fork, but thats just me. I would be afraid of it failing if I hit a large bump or pothole but I'm parinoid about those things. I would recommend the salsa casseroll it...
Forum: Touring
12-29-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,781
Posted By chrispe

I think the problem is that you are saying your...

I think the problem is that you are saying your not so flattering opinions of the members of this forum as a group. There are a lot of different individuals on this forum and I think its silly to...
Forum: Touring
12-29-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,781
Posted By chrispe

I agree with cyccommute and staehpj1 even in...

I agree with cyccommute and staehpj1 even in other threads your comments have seemed like they are ment to rile people up. Also I can see why Machka reacted the way she did. I had to just not say...
Forum: Touring
12-29-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By chrispe

Index down tube shifters were made for bikes with...

Index down tube shifters were made for bikes with 6,7,8,9, and 10 speeds. The 6 for sure and I think the 7 speed ones could be used with freewheels instead of the cassette freehub system, but 7 could...
Forum: Touring
12-28-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,408
Posted By chrispe

:eek: 75 for that trek!!! It may be because I...

:eek: 75 for that trek!!! It may be because I feel like steel treks are some of the nicer bikes from their era but that seems like a steal even if it wasn't a trek. I would pay more than that for...
12-28-08, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By chrispe

I have to disagree completely about passing on...

I have to disagree completely about passing on them, but I wouldn't worry at all about original parts. If you want to donate one to the coop thats cool while your there or maybe in exchange I'd pick...
Forum: Touring
12-28-08, 02:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,196
Posted By chrispe

Also I don't think he was, but I hope bengeboy...

Also I don't think he was, but I hope bengeboy wasn't talking about me with the whole material thing. I would just like to clarify that just because I said I would get a lugged steel bike means that...
Forum: Touring
12-28-08, 02:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,196
Posted By chrispe

I personally wouldn't go for the whole titanium...

I personally wouldn't go for the whole titanium thing but if biking is your passion and you've got enough money that its not any kind of financial stretch I don't see any problem with spending a lot...
Forum: Touring
12-27-08, 11:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,781
Posted By chrispe

I learned that like many things in life in biking...

I learned that like many things in life in biking I prefer the style of things that are older than me or that are styled like things older than me. I'm 19 and I would consider new touring bikes...
12-27-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By chrispe

Its probably a pretty good bicycle shimano 600...

Its probably a pretty good bicycle shimano 600 was pretty good stuff. Also I read another thread a while back and I think the semi-pro came with 600. I would definitely get the bike if I had the...
12-26-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By chrispe

When looking for a frame a good indicator of...

When looking for a frame a good indicator of quality is forged vs. stamped drop outs which is fairly easy to tell. I don't feel like finding links but I am sure if you search this forum or Sheldon...
Forum: Touring
12-26-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,196
Posted By chrispe

Yeah since you have storage there and your going...

Yeah since you have storage there and your going to be there a bit that should be fine. In the case that you mess up a wheel you can have someone ship the parts from your storage and shipping within...
12-25-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,336
Posted By chrispe

On a related note how do you tell the different...

On a related note how do you tell the different brands and model and such of lugs from each other? I can tell Nervex pro lugs when I see them, but other than that I have no clue. Also I find it hard...
Forum: Touring
12-25-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By chrispe

I am so tempted to get that frame. Also theres a...

I am so tempted to get that frame. Also theres a cheap steel touring fork on ebay here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=350114037240
Forum: Touring
12-23-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,761
Posted By chrispe

The tire will definitely stretch a fair bit I had...

The tire will definitely stretch a fair bit I had a set of tires that took me 2 hours and 4 tubes to get on once and was terrified of replacing the tube, but when it came time to do it there was no...
Forum: Touring
12-22-08, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By chrispe

Not that I don't like lhts, but I definitely...

Not that I don't like lhts, but I definitely think a salsa fargo is a lot more like a mountain bike and is also steel. If I wanted a steel mountain bike I'd definitely go with an older one, but the...
Forum: Touring
12-21-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By chrispe

Dang, between that and the 80$ nashbar frame that...

Dang, between that and the 80$ nashbar frame that doesn't have a fork I'm getting really tempted. I already have a frame I was going to make a touring bike out of, but its not exactly ideal, and this...
Forum: Touring
12-18-08, 04:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By chrispe

So I'm confused are there 2 companies labeling...

So I'm confused are there 2 companies labeling their bikes Dawes because there is Bikes Direct, but then the one that is linked at the top of the page seems to be a non-bikes direct Dawes company?
Forum: Touring
12-05-08, 01:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,479
Posted By chrispe

Yeah the point of the fire is to quicken the...

Yeah the point of the fire is to quicken the drying. It burns off the solvent and leaves the glue tackier plus its fun. I'm not sure if the heat really helps but I have had patches that almost seemed...
Forum: Touring
12-02-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By chrispe

Thanks I thought of the chain line thing a bit...

Thanks I thought of the chain line thing a bit after I posted. I am planning on using a road crank so I guess I will be doing 130. I did not think of the dishing thing which is unfortunate or I...
Forum: Touring
12-02-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By chrispe

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the cassettes were the same for mountain and road bike so that you could put an 11-34 cassette on a road bike hub you would just need a derailer that could...
Forum: Touring
12-02-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By chrispe

Can I ask what made all of you decide on 135. I...

Can I ask what made all of you decide on 135. I am considering doing this on an 80s raleigh i have but was planning on only going to 130 and just using road hubs. I realize 135 and mountain bike hubs...
11-28-08, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By chrispe

I'm going to have to say almost definitely...

I'm going to have to say almost definitely motobecane. I motobecane that I figured out was an early seventies nomad or mirage. It had half chromed stays and crown like above, bcm lugs, nomad hubs,...
08-08-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 410,421
Posted By chrispe

Gah I wish I had money and one of them was in my...

Gah I wish I had money and one of them was in my size 2 paramounts sold by the same person in my area ones a womans the other a regular frame.
http://sarasota.craigslist.org/bik/788678416.html ...
08-05-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By chrispe

People just don't know what they're looking at. I...

People just don't know what they're looking at. I saw a nice Peugeot PV10? The one thats not full 531 like the PX10, but has all but I believe the stays go for less than half that recently. I haven't...
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