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11-09-21, 02:09 PM
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Posted By halb

Oops! Not 27's

Oops! Not 27's
11-09-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 133,056
Posted By halb

Velomine has Vittoria Randos in 700x28 for...

Velomine has Vittoria Randos in 700x28 for $16.99. 4 in stock.
07-12-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By halb

I have a Suntour Perfect 5 speed 14-30. ...

I have a Suntour Perfect 5 speed 14-30. Unfortunately, one tooth point broken off on the 24. Also, have a Suntour Perfect 6 speed 14-32.
Both seem mechanically sound, and have minimal wear. More...
01-04-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,749
Posted By halb

I like the color suggestions. Had a dark green...

I like the color suggestions. Had a dark green Univega with scrapes. Tan touch up, and it was camo. The kids liked it.
Also, I would bet that the Canadian Supercycle, has Bridgestone stamped into...
01-04-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,749
Posted By halb

I'm with unworthy1. I have a Kabuki with exactly...

I'm with unworthy1. I have a Kabuki with exactly those "lugs" even the little fitting on the BB.
A magnet will tell you what's aluminum and not, eg. my "Superlight" has alum. lugs, top and down...
01-04-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By halb

Lots of good info here. I counted up and have...

Lots of good info here.
I counted up and have or have had 10 single speeds...almost all cheap finds, mostly around 67 gear inches eg. 42/17.
A few have been given to grand kids to ride down to the...
01-04-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,173
Posted By halb

Just stumbled on this old thread. I bought a...

Just stumbled on this old thread.
I bought a pair of Hi/E wheels in the early 70's, incl. his rims and radially spoked front wheel.
In the CT state road championship someone fell in front of me. I...
12-30-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,426
Posted By halb

First, I want to congratulate Gugie for starting...

First, I want to congratulate Gugie for starting the perfect thread. Maybe too perfect when things started to get snarky.
While I share many of the views already expressed, from an aesthetic sense,...
12-28-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By halb

I'm a recent 979 buyer, but at 135#, I think of...

I'm a recent 979 buyer, but at 135#, I think of myself as the natural owner.
I had Peter Kohler's article, and worried about the seat tube lug, esp.
when I had to crank down to keep it from...
12-11-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,367
Posted By halb

For contemporary rocking and rolling, look at...

For contemporary rocking and rolling, look at Pogacar in the Tour. Roglic certainly looks better to my eyes, but whatever works.
12-11-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,367
Posted By halb

Love this thread. My memories of riding in the...

Love this thread. My memories of riding in the 70's on my PX10 (bottom gear 42x21) were avoiding that "low" gear 'cause you needed to save that bailout.
Although, this was in eastern CT, with...
12-01-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By halb

I've removed riveted chain rings from a couple of...

I've removed riveted chain rings from a couple of old mountain bikes.
The rings...like yours...were steel and not badly worn.
Just clamping the crank in a vise, and using 1/4 drill was sufficient...
11-24-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,489
Posted By halb

I enjoyed this thread for the clear writing and...

I enjoyed this thread for the clear writing and evident patience of the contributors.
Although it is far from my usual collectables, I did pick up a '62 Traveler on CL from someone who clears out...
11-18-20, 06:18 AM
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Views: 444,222
Posted By halb

oops. $100.

oops. $100.
11-18-20, 06:16 AM
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Views: 444,222
Posted By halb

There's a Super Course on CL Rhode Island for...

There's a Super Course on CL Rhode Island for $80.
I was tempted to look, but I'm at least at N+2
10-12-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,163
Posted By halb

Traveler weight

Using a bathroom scale, 41.4 for the Traveler.
Includes an empty Schwinn Approved saddle bag, and Stewart Warner speedo. Generator and lamp missing.
10-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,163
Posted By halb

halb

Do I have a roadster? I was going to say, "No," but remembered my '62 Schwinn Traveler.
3 speed SA, steel fenders, rims, chain guard, upright, spring saddle, heavy...maybe I do.
10-10-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,163
Posted By halb

halb

Why are we quoting Argus Hamilton's bit of bigotry?
Have you seen Arnaud De'mare in the Giro? 3 sprint wins so far.
09-21-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By halb

Honestly, a hacksaw. Drew a line with magic...

Honestly, a hacksaw. Drew a line with magic marker, and did my best.
09-21-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By halb

cut it down

Don't know if you're game, but I was face with the same problem.
Using a standard road stem as a model, I sawed a small slice off each side of the clamp.
Filed the cuts smooth and polished the...
08-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 29,823
Posted By halb

halb

I ride mostly packed gravel rail trail mixed with some pavement.

Kojak 2.0: feels fast enough, secure on pavement, went down on wet dirt.
Schwalbe Marathon winter plus: OMG slow, have to pedal...
08-03-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,623
Posted By halb

halb

If you haven't looked, check Porkchop BMX, they have their own line of chainrings, power discs, and spiders. All alloy.
07-11-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,253
Posted By halb

ah, the value of old threads

I recently snagged an Offroad (brand) mtn. bike with suntour accushift XCD 6000.
Everything seems original and complete.
With a little tuning it shifts smoothly through all the gears...except in...
06-15-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 444,222
Posted By halb

wrench flats on lower fixed cup

Why are there wrench flats on the lower fixed cup of '77 Super Course?
I bought an inexpensive SC frame and fork on CL. It appears owner took off what he could with household tools.
Chain and...
05-28-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By halb

Speaking of cutting the bars in half, I once...

Speaking of cutting the bars in half, I once found an old French bike at the dump.
Started to tear it down, and found the two halves of the bars were simply clamped in the stem.
I had visions of...
05-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,739
Posted By halb

We were all waiting. Is he gonna' get that pedal...

We were all waiting. Is he gonna' get that pedal off?
05-28-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By halb

halb

Thanks guys. I guess I split the difference on your advise.
One brake I was able to remove the pivots, the other I decided to leave well enough alone.
The one I did remove, I was able to insert a...
05-27-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By halb

halb

I'm tearing down a schwinn lightweight, and left the brakes for (almost) last. They're Weinmann center pulls.
The pivot bolts have a nut on the back of the brake, which sits in a hex-shaped recess....
04-25-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,487
Posted By halb

halb

T-mar,
I have a Kabuki Superlight, and wondered how it was constructed.
Your entry was enlightening. I had seen other, mostly improbable, explanations.
Your entry fits. Could I ask how you know?...
04-23-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 184,572
Posted By halb

halb

Mountaindave,

I know, I know. The donor moved to FL, started a new collection, and wanted me to "take care of." his New England bikes.
In my ongoing run of bicycle good fortune, I found a Fila...
04-23-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 184,572
Posted By halb

halb

Just found this Bridgestone thread, and spent too much time here.
I'm not qualified to post pics, so I'll just mention that a couple of Bridgestones have fallen in my lap.
First, I was at the local...
04-08-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By halb

halb

Clearly, the solution is more bikes.
Then you can be working on 4, 5, 6, and still have some that are rideable.
04-05-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,863
Posted By halb

halb

Thanks guys. I was trying to get the tub on a rim to stretch it.
I did take it to my son, younger, stronger, and probably wanting to impress Dad.
It was a struggle. but he got the tire on the rim....
04-05-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,863
Posted By halb

halb

Are there some tires that simply won't stretch to fit on rims?
I was given a bike with Mavic Sprint rims. I bought Tufo S33's in 24 width. Can't even get close to mounting them.
I know my hands...
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