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10-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By PatTheSlat

New and Near-New Freewheels, Regina Alloy, Suntour...

7s Suntour Winner 12-23 - Lightly used - $35 shipped
7s Regina Extra America Superleggera Alloy 13-21 - Lightly used, the box/tin that comes with it doesn't match the freewheel but I'll include it...
10-16-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By PatTheSlat

NOS Simplex Plastic FD's

These came with a bunch of parts I purchased out of the inventory of a long-closed bike shop. As far as I can tell they are new, never-mounted, but cages may have a bit of rust due to improper...
10-16-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By PatTheSlat

Trek currently lists on its website 32 new bike...

Trek currently lists on its website 32 new bike models available with 26" wheels. Higher end mountain bikes tend to come with 27.5 or 700c/29er wheels now, but 26" certainly hasn't been phased out.
07-22-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,221
Posted By PatTheSlat

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a...

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a moderately decent deal.
07-12-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By PatTheSlat

113624, indicating it was built in the final days...

113624, indicating it was built in the final days of 1983, I'm sure as an '84 model.
07-11-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By PatTheSlat

Tall Guy Tourer Projects- Trek 620 and Miyata 210

Selling two projects in as-found condition. Both will need new consumables (tires, bar tape, cables, etc). Both have some scratches in the paint. Frames on both appear to be straight with no dents.
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07-11-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By PatTheSlat

I'll take them! Sending message now.

I'll take them! Sending message now.
07-11-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By PatTheSlat

FS: 54cm Bikes, Super Course and Trek 420

Selling two refurbished 54cm bikes.

First is a 1975 Super Course Mk II. 54cm C-T seat tube, 56cm C-C top tube. Remarkably good condition, paint looks beautiful, decals are flaking off a bit...
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By PatTheSlat

Your local bike shop should have better quality...

Your local bike shop should have better quality tires for a lower price than Walmart. Plus you'll be supporting local business rather than Walmart.
05-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By PatTheSlat

I have a '46, I can check it tomorrow. My guess...

I have a '46, I can check it tomorrow. My guess is the varsinental headsets may not work since they used the narrower stem starting in the mid sixties.
05-26-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By PatTheSlat

Those old Shimano shifters can be fixed in about...

Those old Shimano shifters can be fixed in about ten minutes by pulling the covers off, spraying with carb cleaner (or the solvent of your choice), working the pawls back and forth with a small...
05-23-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 64,371
Views: 9,987,059
Posted By PatTheSlat

Rarest of the Schwinn Fillet Brazed for a decent...

Rarest of the Schwinn Fillet Brazed for a decent price near Pittsburgh:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/219478609719184/

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Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By PatTheSlat

That would most likely be a 1981 model. The...

That would most likely be a 1981 model. The imported Schwinn bikes used a different serial number system. Shimano Altus LT derailleurs and a hi-tensile steel frame. Value depends on condition. As...
04-15-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,185
Posted By PatTheSlat

Walmart charges 5 bucks a tube and they're pretty...

Walmart charges 5 bucks a tube and they're pretty much indistinguishable from tubes you would buy from a bike shop. If they stock your size, that's the way to go imo.
04-12-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,636
Posted By PatTheSlat

If he doesn't need them, I need a set of the...

If he doesn't need them, I need a set of the expanding bits Or really just the bolts that go through them. Picked up a set of barcons off a guy who didn't know you had to turn that bolt clockwise...
04-10-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By PatTheSlat

These only pivot to make it easier to get the...

These only pivot to make it easier to get the wheel out, so if you can't get it on there where it pivots freely it won't affect operation at all.
04-09-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By PatTheSlat

Trek 2100 (Bonded Carbon)- loose DT shifter boss?

Working on an early 90s trek 2100, one of the ones with the carbon tubes bonded to the aluminum lugs. The left side downtube shifter boss is loose and I can't figure out why. Anyone seen this before...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,636
Posted By PatTheSlat

Wasn't it the opposite, I thought the stems got...

Wasn't it the opposite, I thought the stems got narrower post-66?
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By PatTheSlat

https://www.bicycleheaven.org/collections/antique-...

https://www.bicycleheaven.org/collections/antique-tires/products/bicycle-tires-28-fit-usa-raleigh-english-28-x-1-1-2
03-28-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By PatTheSlat

26 x any decimal size (as opposed to 26 x a...

26 x any decimal size (as opposed to 26 x a fraction) will be a standard 559 mm "26 inch mountain bike size" tire, available pretty much anywhere bike tires are sold.
03-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20,640
Views: 3,616,167
Posted By PatTheSlat

This is near me and in my size so I sent a...

This is near me and in my size so I sent a message on it.... they absolutely will not budge from $1000. Sad because I'd be all over it if the price were actually fair (thinking 5-700 depending on...
03-18-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 64,371
Views: 9,987,059
Posted By PatTheSlat

At one point in the mid 70s (76 maybe?) they...

At one point in the mid 70s (76 maybe?) they re-named the Continental to "Sierra" and then changed it back a year or two later. Absolutely no idea why.
02-06-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By PatTheSlat

DEAL ALERT! Walmart Tires, Tubes, Misc Parts on Clearance

Just an alert for anyone who flips bikes or does repairs or just hoards parts- Walmart seems to be clearing a lot of their "name brand"(ish) parts in favor of in-house branded stuff.

Bell branded...
09-15-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By PatTheSlat

That data is correct for Chicago built Schwinns,...

That data is correct for Chicago built Schwinns, but this is not a Chicago-built Schwinn. This is a 1990 Schwinn Cruiser- men's version pictured in the 1990 catalog:
...
08-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By PatTheSlat

New or used? For new, one of the inexpensive...

New or used? For new, one of the inexpensive Shimano Altus derailleurs plus a claw mount adapter would work fine. Used, any long cage suntour would be a substantial upgrade.
08-20-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By PatTheSlat

84 World Sport was built by Giant, should be...

84 World Sport was built by Giant, should be standard size and thread for everything.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By PatTheSlat

You must be in a more intelligent market than I...

You must be in a more intelligent market than I am- most buyers in my area won't read the description or look past the first photo.
08-17-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,733
Posted By PatTheSlat

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your...

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your original post to be "consumer grade" and something that wouldn't be owned by an enthusiast? You're comparing two different things here, and adding in a...
08-17-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,636
Posted By PatTheSlat

Anyone have a Suntour Mountech front derailleur...

Anyone have a Suntour Mountech front derailleur they could part with? Kicking myself for selling one cheap on here a couple years ago.
08-17-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,636
Posted By PatTheSlat

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200817_090708_0721a85a04a1aaf6e672902ae5fbc426845c2f33.jpg

Yours for the cost of shipping.
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By PatTheSlat

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the...

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the serial format and font and the original color visible on the fork steerer are a perfect match to the 1981 Miyata 1000 I'm working on right now (pic...
08-13-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20,640
Views: 3,616,167
Posted By PatTheSlat

For anyone interested, the newer, MASSIVELY...

For anyone interested, the newer, MASSIVELY improved version of this is under $50 with coupon at Harbor Freight.
08-13-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By PatTheSlat

Seller should get some kind of award for managing...

Seller should get some kind of award for managing to take eighteen pictures without a single one showing the bike from the drive side.

Impossible to say what it is without photos of the dropouts,...
08-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By PatTheSlat

Doesn't look like the brake levers are integrated...

Doesn't look like the brake levers are integrated with the shifters on this, so it shouldn't be a problem to swap the levers and keep the shifters...
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By PatTheSlat

I'd say '74 is about right, looks like a typical...

I'd say '74 is about right, looks like a typical low-end 70s bike-boom road bike. Cottered cranks, steel rims, no-name steel center pull brakes. I wasn't around in the 70s but my understanding is...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By PatTheSlat

No matter what I do I can't get the rear brake...

No matter what I do I can't get the rear brake cable routing to look right to me. It looks wrong both ways to my eye. Oh well.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By PatTheSlat

Made in Taiwan and as far as I know the "G0486"...

Made in Taiwan and as far as I know the "G0486" on the bottom bracket shell indicates Giant, April 1986- this is the first Concord I've picked up that wasn't a Kuwahara. Interestingly in the...
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By PatTheSlat

Pic assist:...

Pic assist: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/524318

We're gonna need a way more zoomed out view of the bike for us to be able to tell you anything.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By PatTheSlat

Where's the frame damage? Looks like maybe drive...

Where's the frame damage? Looks like maybe drive side rear dropout?

Strange that they evidently were running a claw mount RD on a bike with a hanger on the dropout.
08-07-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By PatTheSlat

These make great bikes for beginner and casual...

These make great bikes for beginner and casual cyclists. Keep in mind for next time though that you should swap to the correct brake levers when you put V-brakes on a bike (different amounts of...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By PatTheSlat

How would you price this 80s steel touring bike?

Having trouble deciding what to price this at and curious to see what others here think.

63cm frame, 4130 main triangle, cantis, has a rear rack and mounting points on the fork for a front....
08-05-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By PatTheSlat

As a fan of big cushion-y tires I like these a...

As a fan of big cushion-y tires I like these a lot but be warned they run closer to 35mm- by my measurements they're 4mm wider than the ubiquitous Kenda gumwalls on the same rim (30.5mm vs 34.5mm).
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By PatTheSlat

Yes

Yes
08-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By PatTheSlat

I have one of these, which works somewhat well if...

I have one of these, which works somewhat well if you're not frequently accessing the "inner" bikes: https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-bike-storage-61231.html
08-04-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By PatTheSlat

If you need new 27" tires this year you're...

If you need new 27" tires this year you're probably going to have to take whatever you can get your hands on, and feel lucky you were able to get them. I understand that QBP (wholesale supplier for...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By PatTheSlat

I weigh 270 so I'm speaking from some experience...

I weigh 270 so I'm speaking from some experience here, I would definitely get rid of those 23c tires. It looks like you *might* be able to fit 28s on there but it could be pretty tight on the front....
08-03-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 64,371
Views: 9,987,059
Posted By PatTheSlat

I've considered doing the "picture of text" thing...

I've considered doing the "picture of text" thing for my listings simply because so few buyers will actually read the description. They just look at the pictures and send me messages asking...
08-02-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By PatTheSlat

I would go for the long cage GT derailleur partly...

I would go for the long cage GT derailleur partly because it would enable you to easily upgrade to a triple up front further down the road, if you chose to do so. Of course that would require a...
08-02-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,636
Posted By PatTheSlat

Looking for a set of basic non-aero hooded Dia...

Looking for a set of basic non-aero hooded Dia Compe brake levers with quick releases on the handles. Prefer the type without the adjusters on them. Need them for an '81 Miyata 1000 I picked up.
...
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By PatTheSlat

I would recommend heading over to the CABE at...

I would recommend heading over to the CABE at https://thecabe.com/forum/ as they are a lot more well versed in this style of bicycle than most of us here.
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