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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,052
Posted By kingsting

I have three of them. Two newer models and a...

I have three of them. Two newer models and a second generation. Fun riders although the 2nd gen suffers from very flexy plastic bottom bracket.
07-11-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By kingsting

800 Sport should be M5 thread. They used thick...

800 Sport should be M5 thread. They used thick paint on those and like some above posters mentioned, the threads probably need chased...
01-17-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By kingsting

I always enjoy this one. It's a fast-moving fun...

I always enjoy this one. It's a fast-moving fun show! Breaks the winter up too!
11-09-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By kingsting

It's just plastic wire loom. BMX/Freestyle guys...

It's just plastic wire loom. BMX/Freestyle guys used this stuff back in the 80's
06-21-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,769
Posted By kingsting

I change a lot of tires so I bought a Park PTS-1...

I change a lot of tires so I bought a Park PTS-1 tire seater and have yet to be defeated by a tire. Furniture polish is usually slippy enough to help seat them as well.
06-21-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,453
Posted By kingsting

If off road means gravel nature trails then a...

If off road means gravel nature trails then a comfort bike will be fine. We sold lots and lots and lots of them (Trek Navigators) after a rail trail near the shop was completed. One of the posters...
06-07-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,273
Posted By kingsting

Worked part-time in a shop for nearly 25 years....

Worked part-time in a shop for nearly 25 years. For a few summers during that gig, I would have considered myself as full time (50+ hours per week). I now have a little shop at home and I work on my...
04-11-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By kingsting

Not sure about the bike but the fork appears to...

Not sure about the bike but the fork appears to be off of a Whizzer Pacemaker.
04-11-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By kingsting

In the early 90's, GT did this with a couple of...

In the early 90's, GT did this with a couple of their high end mountain bikes.
Forum: Foo
01-24-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 20,674
Posted By kingsting

The sale ended yesterday.

The sale ended yesterday.
12-26-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By kingsting

I've done thousands of tires that way. The only...

I've done thousands of tires that way. The only times I've noticed that installing one bead first then inserting the tube was easier was with super tight tires, a few fiddly folders, and some types...
12-20-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By kingsting

It's a Shelby and mid to late 40's is probably...

It's a Shelby and mid to late 40's is probably correct. The chainring may have been changed and it looks like someone added Schwinn "fireball" graphics to it at one time.
12-14-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,656
Posted By kingsting

Worked for one part-time since 1991. I'm also...

Worked for one part-time since 1991. I'm also feeding used bikes to a friend who opened a small shop, I refurb them at home and send them his way. Been doing that for four years now. Much more fun...
11-29-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,201
Posted By kingsting

A lot of the Chicago Schwinns were...

A lot of the Chicago Schwinns were Electro-Forged, I guess still considered welded but a little different compared to conventional welding.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/varsity.html

Earlier...
11-29-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,789
Posted By kingsting

These are just threaded inserts (nutserts) and...

These are just threaded inserts (nutserts) and are available online and through most industrial supply houses. The install tool is available and inexpensive. The trick is getting the old one out...
11-14-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,554
Posted By kingsting

Yeah... I have issues... :lol: It's a 30...

Yeah... I have issues... :lol:

It's a 30 year accumulation at least. It didn't occur overnight...
11-14-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,554
Posted By kingsting

They are whole bikes. Most are jammed in my large...

They are whole bikes. Most are jammed in my large shed/workshop. I have two smaller sheds full of bikes, five in an upstairs bedroom, a couple in my computer room, and there are 25 still tucked away...
11-14-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,119
Posted By kingsting

Here are some of the tools that are worth...

Here are some of the tools that are worth spending a little extra on that I use a lot. Many have been mentioned already...

A good workstand. Hands-down the best money I've ever spent on anything....
11-14-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,241
Posted By kingsting

I've had good luck cleaning matte finish bikes...

I've had good luck cleaning matte finish bikes with furniture polish like Endust or Pledge and a good microfiber cloth. Works well on shiny finish bikes too!
11-14-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,554
Posted By kingsting

Currently 3 cars and 165 bikes... Lifetime...

Currently 3 cars and 165 bikes...

Lifetime 12 cars and (between feeding my collection and helping a friend with a bike shop) 1000+ bikes have passed through my hands.
11-08-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By kingsting

Plunger brake. The Swiss military (Militarvelo...

Plunger brake. The Swiss military (Militarvelo M05) bicycles used this type of brake. They were made for around 80 years with very few changes. Replacement parts are still available for them.
11-02-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By kingsting

Looks like the top of the seat tube is broken off...

Looks like the top of the seat tube is broken off too...
10-26-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,539
Posted By kingsting

Unlike a lot of RapidFires, these are really easy...

Unlike a lot of RapidFires, these are really easy to get working again if the grease is gummy. Remove the plastic top cap (usually held on with a couple tiny screws). All the mechanicals are right...
10-23-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,130
Posted By kingsting

And they're hard to find without a bazillion...

And they're hard to find without a bazillion miles on them. People that have nice ones won't give them up. I have no idea what I would buy as a replacement when the time comes...
10-17-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,012
Posted By kingsting

My bike has a scratch and it's an odd color. Do I...

My bike has a scratch and it's an odd color. Do I get auto touchup, model paint, or nail polish?
10-17-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,012
Posted By kingsting

Craigslist flippers - Good or bad for the...

Craigslist flippers - Good or bad for the hobby/sport?
Forum: Foo
10-16-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By kingsting

I'm far from a world traveler but out of all the...

I'm far from a world traveler but out of all the places I've visited, I have to give my vote to Toronto... Plus a lot of them were on bikes which makes them even more attractive!
10-16-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,130
Posted By kingsting

I have a Honda element and it's tough to beat...

I have a Honda element and it's tough to beat when it comes to bicycles. With the rear seats folded up it will easily swallow a couple adult-sized bikes standing up. Even more with front wheels and...
10-11-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,657
Posted By kingsting

I've seen some seriously crunchy bikes lately and...

I've seen some seriously crunchy bikes lately and found out that they were stored indoors near swimming pool chemicals.
09-20-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,673
Posted By kingsting

I'm on board with Rad! So much 80's awfulness is...

I'm on board with Rad! So much 80's awfulness is what makes it great!
08-10-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By kingsting

There was also an oddball Raleigh city bike from...

There was also an oddball Raleigh city bike from about the same time frame that used that tire size. Those bikes used to give us fits when they became a few years old and started needing replacement...
08-10-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By kingsting

In 1991, Schwinn Miradas (and the model below,...

In 1991, Schwinn Miradas (and the model below, the Frontier) used 26 x 1-1/2 tires which are actually 650 B size.
07-19-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,954
Posted By kingsting

I bought a big bag of skewer springs at a swap...

I bought a big bag of skewer springs at a swap meet (There had to be at least 500 in it!) because I got tired dropping them where they bounce off into another dimension. Now that I have that bag, I...
05-30-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,807
Posted By kingsting

I think I saw them at the Salunga yard sales...

I think I saw them at the Salunga yard sales yesterday. They were scooping up everything!
Forum: BMX
03-29-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By kingsting

If it's a Giant-built bike, there will be a date...

If it's a Giant-built bike, there will be a date code stamped on the right side dropout with the year...
11-20-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,472
Posted By kingsting

I have a Klein painted in Chameleon Blue...

I have a Klein painted in Chameleon Blue (Blasberry?) with some big chips in the paint. I found some nail polish at Target that is nearly spot on - right down to how it changes color in the light.
03-03-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,723
Posted By kingsting

Did someone say "Boss Bike"? ;););) ...

Did someone say "Boss Bike"? ;););)

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02-13-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17,501
Views: 2,694,898
Posted By kingsting

Our Giant rep told me they changed the name of...

Our Giant rep told me they changed the name of the bike to Yukon in 1992 because the name turned people off... My girlfriend (who is now my wife) actually wanted one of these because of the name. We...
01-30-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By kingsting

501618 Here is my 1942 model. I paid around...

501618

Here is my 1942 model. I paid around 400 for it a while back.

There is a lot of information out there on these bikes if you really dig and have a good online translator.
01-30-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By kingsting

You're right, They are a little pricey on the...

You're right, They are a little pricey on the cold war website. It's been a while since I was on the site and I forgot what they were asking for them. Nice people there. They got me a couple small...
01-30-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By kingsting

Both seem to be retail price so neither are a...

Both seem to be retail price so neither are a deal. The BSA is a much rarer bike. Swiss "militarvelos" had a long run and were made for many many years by several different manufacturers. I've owned...
01-29-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,434
Posted By kingsting

501309 This is the prettiest non-pretty...

501309

This is the prettiest non-pretty picture of a bicycle component I have...

It's what once was a deep frozen Campy seatpost that I managed to break free from a 1974 Paramount frame. Both...
11-28-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,976
Posted By kingsting

Searching for parts that I know I have. Hate...

Searching for parts that I know I have. Hate searching for some little trinket fastener/clamp/oddball hardware item that I know is stashed away **somewhere**. It's always the last thing you need to...
10-30-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,378
Posted By kingsting

Got an email from one of the Black Friday...

Got an email from one of the Black Friday websites today. Buydig.com has a special on a PCS-10 for $134.99

BuyDig.com - Park Tool PCS-10 Bike Home Mechanic Repair Stand (Ships out in 4 to 6...
10-19-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By kingsting

Ah, that awful Diatech headset... They had no...

Ah, that awful Diatech headset... They had no star nuts and were tricky to preload and adjust when they were new...

From Sheldon Brown:

Servicing Bicycle Headsets...
09-24-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,820
Posted By kingsting

Carlisle quit making bike tires in the early...

Carlisle quit making bike tires in the early 80's. They made many of the Schwinn-branded tires as well. There are probably some NOS examples still out there...
07-31-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,234
Posted By kingsting

I'm always looking for an excuse to post a...

I'm always looking for an excuse to post a picture of my "unicorn"... :rolleyes:

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/kingsting/IMG_0206.jpg
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07-10-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By kingsting

Vintage BMX has been hot for a while now but that...

Vintage BMX has been hot for a while now but that was mostly early examples or bikes that were scarce or expensive when they were new. Now I'm seeing some of the stuff that was fairly common back in...
07-07-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By kingsting

Learn something new every day on these forums! I...

Learn something new every day on these forums! I didn't know that the big bird Varsities used an alloy stem. But I have a 30" inseam so I don't pay a lot of attention to these tall boys... :rolleyes:...
07-07-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,848
Posted By kingsting

Like others above, a good workstand is my default...

Like others above, a good workstand is my default answer. It is still the best money I have ever spent when it comes to bike tools...

My favorite has to be this:
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