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10-01-10, 05:47 PM
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Posted By ran60

First ride in a couple of weeks, 'been resting...

First ride in a couple of weeks, 'been resting the back...rode 16 mi.
09-19-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By ran60

Very nice job, glad to see another LeTour refurb!

Very nice job, glad to see another LeTour refurb!
09-14-10, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

Hello all,quick follow up on Le Tour. I have...

Hello all,quick follow up on Le Tour. I have fixed the D/R angle problem and have adj. the chain to the correct length, which did in turn bring the cage and chain wrap more forward.
Again, I thank...
09-13-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

Yes, I did replace the chain but just compared it...

Yes, I did replace the chain but just compared it to the old one, maybe it was the wrong length. I'll follow the chain install instructions and see if it helps and thanks for the help.
09-12-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

[/B] I like your bike, dude! I had one just...

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I like your bike, dude! I had one just like that (color, size, chrome socks), single speeded with a brooks, 700 mtb wheels and flipped north roads that I just loved. One day I arrived late to...
09-12-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

It pivots but does seem to be a little stiff,...

It pivots but does seem to be a little stiff, I'll see what I can do with it. Thanks for the tip.
09-12-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

I checked the DR like you said but didn't find...

I checked the DR like you said but didn't find any adj. screws to move it forward. I also checked some previous pic's and the derailleur is the same way, so maybe thats just the way it is? thanks
09-12-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By ran60

Very impressive, great job.

Very impressive, great job.
09-12-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

It's the original rack from Schwinn, I just...

It's the original rack from Schwinn, I just painted it. The rack is mounted through the seat post bolt.
09-12-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

I thought the DR looked weird, any thoughts on...

I thought the DR looked weird, any thoughts on what I did wrong?...thanks
09-12-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

My mistake for the lazy spelling, hope I didn't...

My mistake for the lazy spelling, hope I didn't cause you to much pain....
09-12-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

Thanks for all the positive input, I hope to have...

Thanks for all the positive input, I hope to have this bike for many years...
09-11-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By ran60

PIC's of My Up Dated Le Tour

Hi all, just wanted to share my recent updates on the '79 La Tour.
New Parts:
Weinmann Alloy Wheels
Suntour Freewheel
Nash Bar duel purpose petals
Chain &
Nash Bar Tour Pro Saddle.
Comments?
09-08-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25,416
Views: 2,507,340
Posted By ran60

Skilsaw, yes I know there's a problem, I've just...

Skilsaw, yes I know there's a problem, I've just been avoiding having my wheel rebuilt. Plus my 310LBs may have a little to do with it as well.
09-07-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25,416
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Posted By ran60

Rode 24 mi. today! Even after breaking a spoke...

Rode 24 mi. today! Even after breaking a spoke for the fourth time in two weeks.
09-03-10, 12:04 AM
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Views: 2,507,340
Posted By ran60

22 miles today,felt pretty good even though it...

22 miles today,felt pretty good even though it was over 100 degrees!..need to start earlier.
09-01-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 10,363
Posted By ran60

Too much back pain, only did 102 mi. for Aug. ....

Too much back pain, only did 102 mi. for Aug. . Really don't belong here but will continue trying........
08-22-10, 12:24 AM
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Posted By ran60

20 mi. of riding around the desert outskirts of...

20 mi. of riding around the desert outskirts of my town....in 90+ temps, a great day!
08-21-10, 06:18 PM
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Views: 6,531
Posted By ran60

23 mi.

23 mi.
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Views: 572
Posted By ran60

Must have been the "DORK DISK" and "CHICKEN...

Must have been the "DORK DISK" and "CHICKEN WINGS". Hey maybe those items aren't so bad after all, if a Paramount has them and it sells for $1500.....
08-08-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,402
Posted By ran60

We all need a reality check, there's no doubt...

We all need a reality check, there's no doubt that LBS bikes are better than Dept. Store bikes. But can a D.S. bike be functional and durable with proper maint.?,Yes...Case in point: I once had a...
07-31-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 10,363
Posted By ran60

got up to 197 for July....

got up to 197 for July....
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Views: 698
Posted By ran60

60 is a lot better for that bike, as long as you...

60 is a lot better for that bike, as long as you ride it and don't hope to make a profit if you sell it....
07-26-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By ran60

Update on slipping post. I was able to fix it...

Update on slipping post. I was able to fix it with J.B. Weld, the post isn't adjustable now but at least I can ride it.
07-21-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,909
Posted By ran60

Reminds me to much of doing football drills in...

Reminds me to much of doing football drills in high school, not fun. I just gear down and grunt it out or I don't ride that hill, plus I think crisscrossing just makes the ride longer.
07-20-10, 12:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By ran60

I have fire Fox with add blocker and never see...

I have fire Fox with add blocker and never see any adds or pop ups on this site.
07-20-10, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By ran60

Thanks for help guys. I was hoping there was a...

Thanks for help guys. I was hoping there was a common fix but can see it's pretty much a parts bike now.
07-19-10, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By ran60

OBLONG seatpost stem (slipping)

I have an old 10 sp. and the seat post constantly slips while riding because where the post goes into the frame it is bent out of round.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?...thanks
07-18-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 10,363
Posted By ran60

139 mtd,maybe make 200 this m.

139 mtd,maybe make 200 this m.
07-17-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By ran60

Hello, I have back and neck issues and...

Hello,
I have back and neck issues and experience a lot of hand numbness as well. What I did that has helped is, raise the handle bars, tilted the neck back towards me and moved the saddle back some.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By ran60

Jefferee,thanks for the explanation....

Jefferee,thanks for the explanation....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By ran60

whats up with these numbers you guys throw...

whats up with these numbers you guys throw around, 33,41?
thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By ran60

For your first major bike purchase you really...

For your first major bike purchase you really should buy from an LBS. If they don't stock anything that fits your budget, then maybe they can order you the bike that will fit your means.
07-09-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,178
Posted By ran60

I'm going to mix it up a little bit and advise...

I'm going to mix it up a little bit and advise you to look into Raleigh Hybrids,take a chance, go against the grain and forget Trek.
I have a Raleigh Passage 5.0 that I paid $500. for in '07 and am...
07-08-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,896
Posted By ran60

I've put Kenda Kross Supreme tires on my hybrid...

I've put Kenda Kross Supreme tires on my hybrid and have had great performance on or off road.
07-07-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,315
Posted By ran60

All the above advice is great but you should also...

All the above advice is great but you should also look into upgrading your pedals to something stronger, on whatever bike you buy.(ask your LBS)
I'm saying this because on the low to mid level LBS...
06-30-10, 11:47 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 10,363
Posted By ran60

I guess I'll give it go, finished June with 123...

I guess I'll give it go, finished June with 123 mi. .
I weigh about 315 and have been over 300 for the last 10 years. I've been more serious this year about riding because my health was going down...
06-30-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,488
Posted By ran60

I'm currently about 315LB and have been as heavy...

I'm currently about 315LB and have been as heavy as 330LB, and have never blown a tube while riding. I currently ride a Raleigh hybrid with 700c tires and a vintage Schwinn with 27" tires, with no...
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By ran60

You have a very nice bike and I wish my '78...

You have a very nice bike and I wish my '78 looked that good, but I also think your dreaming to think it'll bring $300. . I've discovered that La Tours do not get much respect...good luck!
Forum: Introductions
06-27-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By ran60

Welcome to the forum Dawson, and nice job of...

Welcome to the forum Dawson, and nice job of bringing that Huffy back to life. Now go ride it and tell us how it performs...
06-25-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,577
Posted By ran60

I use Kenda Kross Supreme, I have found them to...

I use Kenda Kross Supreme, I have found them to be excellant mtb or road performers. I live in the desert so off road'n involves sand,washes,rocks,hills and ruts which these tires have handled very...
06-18-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By ran60

Hello Push, try this site www.bicycletutor.com...

Hello Push, try this site www.bicycletutor.com (http://www.bikeforums.net/www.bicycletutor.com) it can be very helpful.
05-27-10, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By ran60

I agree with everyone else, I weigh about 310 and...

I agree with everyone else, I weigh about 310 and ride a $500. Raleigh hybrid on single track and street with no problems. about 10 years ago and weighing 280 I rode the heck out of a $200. GT and...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By ran60

thanks for all the feed back, hope to get some...

thanks for all the feed back, hope to get some good use out of the bike.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By ran60

Value of This Schwinn La Tour 111/History?

Hello,
I think I just got a great deal! I paid $30. for this Le Tour 111 at a 2nd hand store. I aired up the tires and oiled the chain then went for a short ride and it rode great. It needs a good...
04-23-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,460
Posted By ran60

Thanks for confirming that this must be a...

Thanks for confirming that this must be a mistake, it's terrible what thrift stores try to get away with.
04-22-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,460
Posted By ran60

$400. Breeze?

I saw a schwinn breeze in the local goodwill, seems to be in orig. cont. ie..rotten tires some rust and just dirty. They want $400. this seems very high to me, is this bike worth that unrestored or...
04-19-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By ran60

Thanks, this gives me a starting point.

Thanks, this gives me a starting point.
Forum: Introductions
04-19-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By ran60

Newbie

Hello from SO.Ca.
I just want to say hi. I ride a Raleigh hybrid, mostly on streets but enjoy a little off road also.
I just got an old 3 wheeler and hope to fix it up, hoping this forum can help...
04-19-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By ran60

Trike?

Hello, I aguired this trike and was told it was a 1950's Schwinn but cannot find any info on it. There isn't any serial # but the 3speed coaster is Shimano,any info would help...thanks.
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