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10-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Saudadeii

Sometimes a mismatched wheel set is just a...

Sometimes a mismatched wheel set is just a mismatched wheelset.
09-15-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Saudadeii

I don't have a good answer but here's some info...

I don't have a good answer but here's some info on your hub. Note the comments regarding the shifters.

https://sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer/s52.html
09-04-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 549
Posted By Saudadeii

How much space does the axle have on the drive...

How much space does the axle have on the drive side? Can't you "loosen" up the cones and shift the axle over a few threads?
08-16-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By Saudadeii

I left the aluminum one on my '84 Univega GT. ...

I left the aluminum one on my '84 Univega GT. It's in great shape and I think it looks good preserving that "vintage" appearance. My 2000 Fuji Newest had a plastic one that was all yellowed and...
07-27-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Saudadeii

Have a look at this old thread. ...

Have a look at this old thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/390318-nishiki-serial-number-database.html
07-25-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,847
Posted By Saudadeii

That "nut" is toast. I would replace with the...

That "nut" is toast. I would replace with the double allen like above. If you're adamant about getting a matching replacement (assuming it's original) Ace hardware (if local) may have it. ...
07-25-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,444
Posted By Saudadeii

Well, it wasn't "vintage" when I bought it in...

Well, it wasn't "vintage" when I bought it in 1985 ('84 GT). Arguably, it's aged more gracefully than I have. :) (still own and ride it)
...
07-19-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By Saudadeii

Maybe because the bent cage throws the angle off...

Maybe because the bent cage throws the angle off a bit but it looks like the guide pulley is not aligned either.
05-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Saudadeii

Yeah, a link will help. Sometimes those CL ads...

Yeah, a link will help. Sometimes those CL ads don't describe the item in enough details and have only 1 (maybe 2) pics at bad angles.

Here's my '84 GT (bought new in '85). You can see the model...
05-14-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Saudadeii

Don't know the date from serial number (someone...

Don't know the date from serial number (someone will be along soon!). In the meantime, you can check the date codes of the Shimano components. Look on the inside of the crank arms, on the hubs,...
04-29-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By Saudadeii

My '84 Univega GT has a Mountech triple on the...

My '84 Univega GT has a Mountech triple on the front with 52-48-28. I see a few on ebay.
04-27-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Saudadeii

Does it squeal in "reverse" if you are going...

Does it squeal in "reverse" if you are going straight back or just when turning?
04-25-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By Saudadeii

For a long while, this was my typical kit on...

For a long while, this was my typical kit on rides. Bunch of tools in the seat bag including a spare tube. The rack bag has my Ulock and mini pump (as you can see). On "short" rides the rack bag...
04-16-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Saudadeii

Since you can't post pics (post count under 10)...

Since you can't post pics (post count under 10) upload some pics to a hosting site like IMGUR or others, and post a link to the album so we can see what condition it's in.

If it's really trashed,...
04-09-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Saudadeii

If you can still edit, then just delete the...

If you can still edit, then just delete the content.
04-09-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Saudadeii

Here are the images for the OP. ...

Here are the images for the OP.

https://i.ibb.co/tYC4fDT/20220327-191138.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/YyBK79n/20220327-191146.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/y5qWPDs/20220327-191204.jpg
04-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Saudadeii

Sorry but no pics showing. You need 10 posts...

Sorry but no pics showing. You need 10 posts before you can upload. Perhaps post the pics in some image sharing site and then post the urls.

Can you move/squeeze the brake by hand directly? The...
04-01-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Saudadeii

Make sure there's no grease, grit, corrosion,...

Make sure there's no grease, grit, corrosion, moisture, etc. in the seat tube or on the post. Check the "roundness" of the tube where the post clamps.
03-31-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 854,338
Posted By Saudadeii

1984 Univega GT, bought new in 1985, ...

1984 Univega GT, bought new in 1985,
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3861_5221e18693a748fb860f00000a6a69b341449cf2.jpg
03-29-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Saudadeii

As long as you service your drive train regularly...

As long as you service your drive train regularly (clean, lube, replace chain as needed) they can last a LONG time. My 1984 Univega GT (bought new in '85) still has the original chainrings and...
03-28-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By Saudadeii

I have an old Cateye wireless on my bike. No...

I have an old Cateye wireless on my bike. No GPS, no power, no cadence, just the basics. I don't run apps on my phone other than to verify calibration of the Cateye. I also have specific routes of...
03-27-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Saudadeii

Having the same issue with an old 3 speed. ...

Having the same issue with an old 3 speed. Tapered rims with "square" brake shoes. Only the top edge makes contact. None of my LBSs carry them. They suggest the same thing. Don't think it's a...
03-26-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,070
Posted By Saudadeii

I left the aluminum one on my Univega GT because...

I left the aluminum one on my Univega GT because it came with it, it's in good shape and it looks like it belongs there. I tossed the plastic one my Fuji Newest, in part because it was broken, but...
03-22-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 462,680
Posted By Saudadeii

1980 Concord. Recently sold. ...

1980 Concord. Recently sold.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3242_e22e7c408111cf2806a67cab1ecc93889eb3986b.jpg...
03-15-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Saudadeii

Thanks T-Mar! Right, the serial is on the lower,...

Thanks T-Mar! Right, the serial is on the lower, nds seat tube. Starts with 80 (I assumed that was the year), then a space and a 3. Not sure what the 3 stands for. Then a space and 5 digits in...
03-15-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Saudadeii

1980 Concord Mixtee

A neighbor of mine came as asked if I could do some work on her Mom's old bike so they could sell it. She hasn't ridden it on 20 years or so and it's been sitting in various garages as family members...
03-14-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,523
Posted By Saudadeii

It makes a statement. What statement I don't...

It makes a statement. What statement I don't know but I like it.
03-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Saudadeii

My '84 Univega GT came with Suntour hubs. They...

My '84 Univega GT came with Suntour hubs. They don't say what model they are but they are sealed bearings. I had to replace the rear wheel once upon a time but I still have the hub. I've never had to...
03-09-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Saudadeii

I have a road bike with schrader and another road...

I have a road bike with schrader and another road bike with presta. My old mini pump has a hose to attach to the valve (schrader only). I keep the adapter on the hose so I always have it. I agree it...
03-09-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Saudadeii

No download. Just the home page. Try clearing...

No download. Just the home page. Try clearing your cache.
03-05-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Saudadeii

Nice! I had a Stingray with a stik-shift when I...

Nice! I had a Stingray with a stik-shift when I was a juvi.
03-04-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72,904
Views: 11,842,299
Posted By Saudadeii

Poor sense of direction? ...

Poor sense of direction?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x451/273390365_4772136469548683_5243402204638573992_n_4f7a5e3073629112e468055856e4b25472d3a4af.jpg

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03-04-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Saudadeii

Awesome! Ordered!

Awesome! Ordered!
03-04-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Saudadeii

Serial on the bottom bracket #13112 ...

Serial on the bottom bracket #13112

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/540x460/img_3833_e89fece4eda0639ab32488bc1390c19aadf721e0.jpg
03-04-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Saudadeii

JC Penny Foremost (1969 I think)

My neighbor asked me to take a look at his Grandfather's bike. It's been sitting around in various garages during his life and after his passing. Wheels were off, front fender off, tubes were flat...
03-02-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,483
Posted By Saudadeii

Hide a Tile or Airtag somewhere (maybe under the...

Hide a Tile or Airtag somewhere (maybe under the seat). Register your bike with Project 529 and get the Shield.
03-02-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Saudadeii

You learn to fix a lot of things by breaking a...

You learn to fix a lot of things by breaking a lot of things. Go watch a bunch of YT videos. Even the pros botch up things every now and then.

"Experience is a tough teacher. It gives the test...
03-01-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 559,000
Posted By Saudadeii

Have a look at mine a few pics up. It also has...

Have a look at mine a few pics up. It also has the rack mounts on the fork.
02-28-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,020,215
Posted By Saudadeii

My 1984 Univega GT I bought new in 1985. ...

My 1984 Univega GT I bought new in 1985.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0007_629d203352beff55493a5ce38944241574ed13b0.jpg...
02-27-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By Saudadeii

Hmmm. Hard to say. If you look closely at the...

Hmmm. Hard to say. If you look closely at the pic I posted above, you may be able to see that the bearing "track" towards the left looks normal. The pitting only goes around half of the cone. I...
02-27-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By Saudadeii

Every bike I work on (my own, friends, neighbors,...

Every bike I work on (my own, friends, neighbors, relatives) get the steering, crank, hubs bearings check and adjusted as needed.

The pic I posted above is from a 2000 Fuji Newest I picked up that...
02-27-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Saudadeii

You'll likely have some lateral play in the...

You'll likely have some lateral play in the crank. Watch the video above to properly adjust it.
02-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By Saudadeii

I had a similar issue with an old Fuji using...

I had a similar issue with an old Fuji using Shimano Tiagra hubs. Badly pitted cone. Took the axle out and brought it, cones and all, to my LBS and they hooked me up with a replacement axle set. The...
02-25-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Saudadeii

Amazing how "clean" it looks compared to my Gran...

Amazing how "clean" it looks compared to my Gran Tourismo.
02-22-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By Saudadeii

Would it be heresy to say I use toe clips on flat...

Would it be heresy to say I use toe clips on flat pedals? I removed the straps so I can angle my feet as needed and not worry about getting locked in.

BTW, I've had both knees replaced.
02-22-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Saudadeii

Welcome and welcome back! I've had a 3 year...

Welcome and welcome back! I've had a 3 year break due to knee surgery. Covid lockdowns didn't help.

I can only suggest to plan out your rides so you have some options on distance. My route is...
02-22-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,467
Posted By Saudadeii

Without seeing the underlying data, the chart is...

Without seeing the underlying data, the chart is meaningless. While it may be intuitive that most of us "seniors" may not have the same strength and stamina we had 30 years ago, these number are...
Forum: Introductions
02-21-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Saudadeii

Use the "quote" button to quote a single post...

Use the "quote" button to quote a single post (like I did with yours). If you want to respond to several users in one post, you check the box marked multiquote on all but the last person to quote....
Forum: Introductions
02-21-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Saudadeii

Welcome. And nice score. I have a later model...

Welcome. And nice score. I have a later model FX+. It's quite a jump from the Varsity.
02-21-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,900
Posted By Saudadeii

I have a Univega Gran Tourismo I bought in 1985. ...

I have a Univega Gran Tourismo I bought in 1985. Like you, I've changed out many parts with their functional equivalent (maybe better quality) so it's not "all original". However, it's mission...
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