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02-09-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,474
Posted By jacksbike

I disagree with you on both of your statements. I...

I disagree with you on both of your statements. I am 99 % certain that the other bike shops around mine which sold Zebrakenko road bikes obtained their bikes from Bike Rack of Long Island. The St....
02-08-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,474
Posted By jacksbike

I believe that the main Zebrakenko importer was...

I believe that the main Zebrakenko importer was Bike Rack, which was headquartered on Long Island. They sold bikes and parts. Later on they also sold St. Tropez label bikes, which were low end.
01-22-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By jacksbike

Hello everyone and thanks for all your replies. I...

Hello everyone and thanks for all your replies. I did use compressed air and lots of degreaser. Nothing worked. I took it apart and saw that the pawl for the smaller downshift lever was not working...
01-21-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By jacksbike

I used compressed air multiple times to blow out...

I used compressed air multiple times to blow out any dirt and also flooded it repeatedly with spray lube, I think that , similar to rapidfire springs and pawls, something is bad inside. I am quite...
01-21-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By jacksbike

RSX right side 7 speed STI replacement

Hi Folks,
As I have posted before, I volunteer at a non profit that repairs and gives away bikes. I have a Specialized road bike with the RSX group. I need to replace the right side 7 speed STI...
11-19-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By jacksbike

Nice looking bike ! IMO the stem and the seat are...

Nice looking bike ! IMO the stem and the seat are not original. The Sprint had the curved seat tube and shorter wheelbase, but the same components.
07-05-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,269
Posted By jacksbike

Will post pics with help when I figure out how...

Will post pics with help when I figure out how to. The serial number and frame size are stamped onto the bb near the slotted cut outs. The rear brake bridge is round and has diamonds where it is...
07-04-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,269
Posted By jacksbike

Italvega Superlight

FYI I own a white Italvega Superlight. It has all of the drilled out Campy parts. Original white paint job. My best friend owns a green one . Ours are the only Italian Italvegas I have ever seen....
07-04-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By jacksbike

They are definitely not the original wheels which...

They are definitely not the original wheels which came with Maillard Helicomatic hubs. Hard to tell from the pics, but the hubs look like black Shimano freewheel compatible hubs and the freewheel...
07-04-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By jacksbike

It's been many years, but I would suggest using...

It's been many years, but I would suggest using new rim tape. From past experience, I don't particularly like tubular rim tape but would rather use rim glue. I just don't trust rim tape to both hold...
07-04-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By jacksbike

Thanks to all who replied. I figured that it...

Thanks to all who replied. I figured that it would be a problem because I have had previous problems with SRAM grip shifters not working with Shimano rear derailleurs ( pull ratios). I am fully aware...
07-02-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,767
Posted By jacksbike

Maybe $25.00. This bike had horrible parts when...

Maybe $25.00. This bike had horrible parts when it was brand new. Lousy derailleurs, cottered crank, lousy brakes. Save me , please.
07-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By jacksbike

JohnThompson I was thinking the same thing. Some...

JohnThompson I was thinking the same thing. Some Moto's came with a Uniglide cassette hub body and a 5 or 6 speed cogset which was held on by the last (14T) sprocket. In which case the OP would need...
07-02-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,822
Posted By jacksbike

You are not kidding. I have quite a few tools in...

You are not kidding. I have quite a few tools in my workshop that I only use once or twice a year. But if I need them, I really need them !
07-02-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By jacksbike

7 spd Grip shifters with SunTour XCM ?

Hi folks,
I have a bike with SunTour 7 speed XCM derailleurs and triple crankset. Can I replace the existing shifters with a set of SRAM 7 speed Grip Shifters ? I know that there are different...
05-13-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By jacksbike

Very interesting and thanks for the info. Did not...

Very interesting and thanks for the info. Did not realize it was a no repair derailleur. As much as I like Suntour and have and XCM group on one of my bikes, even the low grade Shimano index system...
04-18-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By jacksbike

It looks to me like a "Belt" brand saddle from...

It looks to me like a "Belt" brand saddle from Japan that Fuji bikes used to come with. Does not resemble a Brooks, Ideale, etc. Just my thought.
04-18-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By jacksbike

I have never heard of a Fuji Versailles. However,...

I have never heard of a Fuji Versailles. However, a lot of the Japanese made bikes in the 80's had seat post diameters of 26.8, but could also be anything from that size down to a 26.0. I good...
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By jacksbike

It is a superbe quality bike made in Japan. Looks...

It is a superbe quality bike made in Japan. Looks all original except for the pedals, seat and brake levers. The original bike came with real Sanshin sealed bearing hubs. I cannot tell from the pics...
04-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By jacksbike

Looks like an Ideale to me. I do not remember...

Looks like an Ideale to me. I do not remember ever seeing any Brooks saddle with holes on the side.
04-09-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By jacksbike

I also tend to agree that it is a Competition GS....

I also tend to agree that it is a Competition GS. The frameset, 3 arm crankset, and Weinmann brakes pointed that out to me. Front and rear derailleurs have been changed.
02-06-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By jacksbike

I am not that familiar with 1 X 11's, but I'll...

I am not that familiar with 1 X 11's, but I'll throw my 2 cents in. Since you said it was converted to a 1 X, perhaps there is a front to rear chain alignment problem The rear wheel may not be...
02-06-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,481
Posted By jacksbike

I grew up working for my Dad's bike shop and...

I grew up working for my Dad's bike shop and eventually purchased and owned my own shop. So I have many decades in the business. I currently happily volunteer at a non-profit and enjoy every second...
02-06-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,365
Posted By jacksbike

I would not do this because you are weakening the...

I would not do this because you are weakening the frame and just asking for cracks to develop. As suggested, use 2 or 3 plastic tie wraps. Not worth the possibility of a frame failure.
01-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By jacksbike

OK, thanks, and understood. Will have to wait for...

OK, thanks, and understood. Will have to wait for a longer steerer tube threadless fork to magically appear ! Safety first.
01-29-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By jacksbike

OK, understood . It is a steel or aluminum ...

OK, understood . It is a steel or aluminum steerer tube from this suspension fork. My previous understanding was that the steerer tube should be about even with the cap. So your opinion is that even...
01-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,158
Posted By jacksbike

Very interesting info and pictures. I don't...

Very interesting info and pictures. I don't recall the name McLean but I certainly remember Cycle Imports of Cornish, Maine. The workmanship of his frames are fantastic. So sad that he passed away at...
01-29-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By jacksbike

You have a really great bike . Depending on what...

You have a really great bike . Depending on what you would like to do, I would suggest, like others, a set of SunTour bar end shifters and perhaps replacing the rear derailleur with a Shimano Deore,...
01-29-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By jacksbike

Threadless fork/stem fit

Hi folks,
I volunteer at a non profit and need advice. Is it safe and acceptable to have a threadless steerer tube fit about 8-10 mm below the top of the aheadset stem ? We have a nice $500 atb...
01-09-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By jacksbike

Great find and a wonderfully good looking bike...

Great find and a wonderfully good looking bike now ! I sold Fujis in the 80's and loved selling the Touring 3. Great solid bike that will last you for years.
12-31-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By jacksbike

The pictured grey bike may have been one of the...

The pictured grey bike may have been one of the Canadian Peugeot models. I sold Peugeots for a number of years and don't remember them every having a'Touring' model a la 15 to 18 speeds, cantilever...
12-31-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By jacksbike

My Dad was a Schwinn dealer for 27 years and we...

My Dad was a Schwinn dealer for 27 years and we sold tons of these 'boat anchors'. Yes, they were monstrously heavy but they were also virtually indestructable. One of our Schwinn salesman actually...
11-06-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By jacksbike

V brakes to replace cantilevers ?

Hell All,
My winter project will be building up a 1984ish Trek 720 touring frameset. It was originally set for cantilever brakes. Can a set of V-brakes be installed in place of the cantilevers ? ...
11-03-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 61,127
Views: 9,142,820
Posted By jacksbike

Sutton was branded by the Royce Union bike...

Sutton was branded by the Royce Union bike company which , I believe , was HQ in NYC or NJ. Lower end stuff. This was probably late 670's to maybe 1972 or so, made in Japan.
11-03-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Posted By jacksbike

I can't say that I know what the bolt hole...

I can't say that I know what the bolt hole circumference of the USA made steel chainrings are, but I don't think you are going to have much luck finding any replacement smaller chainring. You might...
10-30-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By jacksbike

Wow ! Never have seen that particular Nishiki...

Wow ! Never have seen that particular Nishiki badge in all my years in the bike biz. Interesting.
10-30-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By jacksbike

1) When I turn it by hand, having removed the...

1) When I turn it by hand, having removed the cassette sprockets, it is hard to move and does not spin freely like usual. Did not know about the rubber seal but that could also be the problem. We do...
10-30-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By jacksbike

1) The freehub body rubs all the way around -...

1) The freehub body rubs all the way around - there is no "1 spot only",
2)Both brakes are sidepull, so there is no cable carrier to increase 'back half tension'
10-30-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By jacksbike

Cassette and Odyssey Gyro problems

Good Morning Bike Mechanical Problem Solvers:
I work for a non profit repairing bikes for give away and sometimes come across problems, of which I have 2 right now and need help.
1) I am working on...
09-02-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By jacksbike

That is one of the nicest Raleigh Superbes that I...

That is one of the nicest Raleigh Superbes that I have seen in a long time ! Most of the ones I have come across, which is rarely these days, are rusted wrecks. Enjoy this gorgeous bike !
08-22-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By jacksbike

Hi Yes, when you pull the wire on the top tube...

Hi
Yes, when you pull the wire on the top tube by hand it does shift up to the large sprocket. Will check the shifter, bb,etc, again today.
08-21-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By jacksbike

Shimano triple front derailleur will not shift to large sprocket

Hi Folks,

I need some mechanical advice. I am working for a non profit bike group and have run into a problem with a Trek or Gary Fisher mountain bike. It appears to have a Shimano C050 ,...
08-17-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By jacksbike

Thank you everyone for your great advice

Thank you everyone for your great advice
08-17-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By jacksbike

OK, great ! I want to use a Shimano as a...

OK, great ! I want to use a Shimano as a replacement - will any Shimano 9 speed cassette work ( I do not need or want to use an Ultegra, etc-)
Replies: 27
Views: 5,542
Posted By jacksbike

My guess is 1971 or 1972 bike boom era Schwinn

My guess is 1971 or 1972 bike boom era Schwinn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By jacksbike

Knowing the bike well, since I sold them when...

Knowing the bike well, since I sold them when they were new, I would say $100 to $150. Although great quality and quite bombproof, a potential buyer can get a lot lighter Japanese 80's era bike for...
08-17-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By jacksbike

SRAM vs. Shimano 9 speed Cassette

Hi Folks,
I own a 2005 Trek 7500 FX hybrid and need to replace the cassette and chain. I checked the original specs which shows a SRAM 9 speed cassette. Can I replace it with a Shimano hyperglide...
07-05-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By jacksbike

One of the nicest looking Peugeot P4's that I...

One of the nicest looking Peugeot P4's that I have ever seen !!
07-05-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By jacksbike

The blue bike appears to be USA made from either...

The blue bike appears to be USA made from either the 40's or up to late 50's. It appears to have a skip link drivetrain. Cannot tell what brand, but best info I can give from pics.
05-28-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20,240
Views: 3,392,827
Posted By jacksbike

Yes they are. Except for the stem, shifters,...

Yes they are. Except for the stem, shifters, crankset, pedals, rear derailleur, foam hbar grips, rear freewheel and pump. Otherwise, factory fresh
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