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06-20-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By DanBF

Buy a newish used bike if you have the time. I...

Buy a newish used bike if you have the time. I purchased a like new Fuji Absolute - 27 speed, deore derailleur, carbon front fork with v-brakes for $150 and I'm really happy with it. I'm pretty sure...
06-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By DanBF

72-73 Schwinn World Traveler Geometry

My first "real" bike was a 1972 lime green Schwinn World Traveler manufactured by Panasonic. I believe it was the first bike imported and sold by Schwinn dealers. Surprising that here is a good bit...
06-07-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,268
Posted By DanBF

This is an old thread but I thought I'd reply. I...

This is an old thread but I thought I'd reply. I have a Green World Traveler (72 or 73) that I purchased new. My shifters never had the rubber caps but were all aluminum.
06-07-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By DanBF

Bent middle chainring on my Acera Triple?

I have a 2013 Fuji Absolute with an Acera triple crankset. I've been experiencing chain drops at random times. I noticed that the middle chainring seems to be bent. I'm pretty sure this is abnormal...
04-29-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,995
Posted By DanBF

Front derailleur barrel cable adjuster doesn't adjust tension

I am a complete noob about adjusting a front 3 speed derailleur. I am having trouble getting the barrel adjuster for the front derailleur to either tighten or loosen the cable. I am wondering if the...
10-17-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By DanBF

would those work on a 7speed bike? They appear to...

would those work on a 7speed bike? They appear to be advertised for 8 or 9 speed bikes
10-15-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By DanBF

Need new derailleur for 1991 Schwinn High Plains

I have an old 7 speed 1991 Schwinn High Plains. Here is a link to the specs for the bike. (http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1991_2000/1991_18.html) The bike has had the shifters replaced with...
03-28-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By DanBF

Is this a Sugino PX crankset?

I found a 1985 Schwinn for sale with cranks that look like they may be the Sugino PX model. I just wanted to run it by you guys to make sure. The seller has no idea. I am attaching pics below. I've...
11-10-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62,172
Views: 9,414,390
Posted By DanBF

My guess is that this is the made in Canadia SHT...

My guess is that this is the made in Canadia SHT (lol) model which was second from the top in the Sekine lineup with Shimano Titlist derailleur and chrome tipped forks.

According to the Craigslist...
Forum: Touring
11-01-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,636
Posted By DanBF

Andrey - are you talking about the regular Pasela...

Andrey - are you talking about the regular Pasela or the Pasela ProTite?
Forum: Touring
10-30-17, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,636
Posted By DanBF

Have Vittoria Hyper touring tires been discontinued?

I visited the Vittoria site and there is no longer any reference to their Hyper tires. (I realize there was a name change a few years ago from Hyper Randonneur to Hyper Voyager). I am guessing they...
10-19-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,265
Posted By DanBF

Is this 1988 Fuji Suncrest frame fillet brazed?

My brother recently gave me his old 1988 Fuji Suncrest mountain bike. Here is a link to the description in the 1988 Fuji catalog:http://www.classicfuji.com/1988_34_Specifications3_Page.htm and also a...
05-20-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,663
Posted By DanBF

I read up to the part where I saw you paid $65...

I read up to the part where I saw you paid $65 for the bike, and then continued to read the rest of the post. Thanks for the detail about the rack and fender mounts and the Silent Clutch freehub. The...
04-13-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By DanBF

My girlfriend may go too. We are signing up for...

My girlfriend may go too. We are signing up for the Saturday night dinner. I think there will be plenty for her to do on Sunday while we are riding. We will be separated only a few hours since we are...
04-13-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By DanBF

kcblair - The Berkshire and Vermont look amazing....

kcblair - The Berkshire and Vermont look amazing. I probably won't make them this year put perhaps in 2018. I'll be post some pics of the ride here on the CV forum after the Finger Lakes event in...
04-13-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By DanBF

Farm To Fork Fondo, an east coast Eroica alternative?

I hope to make it to Eroica California some day but unfortunately it is on the wrong coast for my family so I've been looking for east coast alternatives.

I am a huge podcast fan and I was very...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,697
Posted By DanBF

Thanks for your replies everybody. I'm going to...

Thanks for your replies everybody. I'm going to the board meeting for our Main Street program tonight. I'll refer them to this thread because of all the helpful replies.

One thing that prevents...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,697
Posted By DanBF

Here's a pic of main street:

Here's a pic of main street:
Forum: Commuting
04-08-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,697
Posted By DanBF

What municipal bike racks should we get for our downtown

I live in a small town of about 4,500 people and a small group of us are trying to encourage more bicycle use along our main street. There are no grassy areas so we are looking at surface mount...
04-07-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,518
Posted By DanBF

I have a 1997 LeMond Zurich too. It is stock and...

I have a 1997 LeMond Zurich too. It is stock and can handle Continental Gatorskin 28mm tires just fine.
04-05-17, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By DanBF

Why are my uploaded images so small

see here for an example

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/491452-where-d-you-ride-today-new-improved-404.html
04-05-17, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17,373
Views: 1,878,887
Posted By DanBF

I'm thinking about commuting to work on my...

I'm thinking about commuting to work on my Schwinn High Plains this summer so I took a test run this evening. Even though the morning commute will be 5 miles uphill all the way I can look forward to...
04-04-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By DanBF

MeatloafOvadose - I just noticed that repurposed...

MeatloafOvadose - I just noticed that repurposed basket! You should start a start a new thread featuring the bike.

I'm curious about the crankset too.
04-04-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By DanBF

USAZorro - I've considered that. I may go the...

USAZorro - I've considered that. I may go the 650b route if I like the bike enough to upgrade it later (new wheels, 7speed to ?speed etc.)
MeatloafOvadose - thanks for posting a link to your pics....
04-04-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By DanBF

USAZorro - 26" MeatloafOvadose - those RJJ...

USAZorro - 26"
MeatloafOvadose - those RJJ tires are interesting and look like a good value. Mr Loose Screws had some Panasonic custom made road bike tires too.

Just thinking that if I wanted a...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,388
Posted By DanBF

Thanks for your replies. I'm going to get the...

Thanks for your replies. I'm going to get the 1.75" Paselas. It just occurred to me that fat tires also increase your bottom bracket height and my bike being an MTB already is high compared to a road...
04-03-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By DanBF

Now that I think about it Paselas at 1.75" is...

Now that I think about it Paselas at 1.75" is probably my best option. I'm not sure but I think I heard that the High Plains has a pretty high bottom bracket so a smaller tire might compensate for...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,388
Posted By DanBF

Thanks. Your search is bringing mostly a bunch of...

Thanks. Your search is bringing mostly a bunch of the Schwinn 26" "fractional" pre mountain bike tires. Different animal. The Kenda K838 might be a possibility though. It is available in the 1.95...
04-03-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By DanBF

Ultrasports tires are a good choice for this bike...

Ultrasports tires are a good choice for this bike I think. They aren't expensive and they have low rolling resistance for the price according to Bicycle Rolling Resistance | Rolling Resistance Tests...
04-03-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By DanBF

Just curious if you still have this Traveler. How...

Just curious if you still have this Traveler. How would you compare the ride with your Tempo? Do you notice the difference in weight?
04-03-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By DanBF

Scottybigs -thanks for the suggestion those look...

Scottybigs -thanks for the suggestion those look interesting but the Compass tires are out of my budget for this bike. I'm trying to keep the total investment moderate so that I won't be heartbroken...
04-03-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By DanBF

3speedslow I really like it too. I got it in a...

3speedslow I really like it too. I got it in a two for one deal where I got a nearly perfect 1991 Stumpjumper and the (above average condition) High Plains both for $150. I was going to sell the High...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,388
Posted By DanBF

Looking for 26" skinwall tires - suggestions"

I am looking for a minimal tread 26" skinwall or tan sidewall tire for my 1990 Schwinn High Plains bicycle - a mid-range mountain bike that came stock with 2.0" tires. This bike probably won't see...
04-03-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By DanBF

Seeking 26" Skinwall or Tan sidewall tires for Schwinn High Plains, any suggestions?

I am looking for minimal tread 26" skinwall or tan sidewall tires for my 1990 Schwinn High Plains bicycle - a mid-range mountain bike that came stock with 2.0" tires. This bike probably won't see any...
02-12-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 62,172
Views: 9,414,390
Posted By DanBF

Fuji Del Rey with trainer. $75 ...

Fuji Del Rey with trainer. $75

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/5999571588.html

Seems pretty clean. I think it is a 1984 model. Ad says 10 speed but I think it is really a 12 speed.
02-11-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,683
Posted By DanBF

"You tell people a lie three times, they will...

"You tell people a lie three times, they will believe anything. You tell people what they want to hear, play to their fantasies, and then you close the deal."

Donald Trump, in Art Of The Deal
02-11-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By DanBF

1986 Schwinn Voyageur - matching the green paint?

I just purchased an 86 Schwinn Voyageur. It is the same bike as this one:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stronglight/sets/72157605576341958

The paint is in pretty good shape but there are a few...
02-09-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,191
Posted By DanBF

This is an old thread but Richard's website can...

This is an old thread but Richard's website can still be viewed if you use the "Wayback Machine" here is a link. Warning - Wayback machine pages load VERY slowly. Don't assume a link is broken, just...
01-31-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,694
Posted By DanBF

see here:...

see here: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1096445-new-arrival-scotland.html#post19348848
01-31-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,132
Posted By DanBF

By the way, that really is a beautiful frame. The...

By the way, that really is a beautiful frame. The bend in the forks looks so graceful. I'd never repaint it. Just clean it up, maybe touch up the big rust spot on the chain stays and use it like it...
01-31-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,132
Posted By DanBF

I have an enameled steel teapot (enameled on the...

I have an enameled steel teapot (enameled on the sides and even the bottom). It can handle the heat from sitting on an electric stove burner. It could not handle oxalic acid from Barkeepers Friend...
01-28-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By DanBF

video about scorchers ...

video about scorchers

https://vimeo.com/8583350
01-16-17, 12:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By DanBF

hmm... 1972 Fuji Finest...

hmm...

1972 Fuji Finest (http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/5960799263.html)
01-15-17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By DanBF

And the name of the event can be "Eroica Cafone"....

And the name of the event can be "Eroica Cafone". That might scare away the Rapha contingent though :D

Bike Snob NYC: I don't care to belong to any club that would have Fred as a member....
01-15-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By DanBF

Not sure exactly what you are getting at but deep...

Not sure exactly what you are getting at but deep down inside I would love to see at an Eroica event an old man on a $100 Schwinn kicking the snot out people riding pantographed, gold plated Colnagos...
01-15-17, 12:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By DanBF

Wow, I'm glad you posted that link. I thought the...

Wow, I'm glad you posted that link. I thought the bike had to be 1987 or earlier but it looks like you could use a later steel lugged frame as long as the components meet the other requirements. That...
01-15-17, 12:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By DanBF

WolfRyder - I understand your point of view too....

WolfRyder - I understand your point of view too. It would probably be cheaper in the long run to buy a high end vintage bike in the first place rather spending a lot time and $ on eBay looking for...
01-15-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,098
Posted By DanBF

Thanks to the person who mentioned Portland's...

Thanks to the person who mentioned Portland's Exit Shoes earlier. I think these are just amazing:
01-14-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By DanBF

Part of the reason I used the $275 limitation was...

Part of the reason I used the $275 limitation was that I would like to see if there is interest in forming a small group of people who would like to ride old classic bikes near my home in...
01-14-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,787
Posted By DanBF

I'm digging that Alyeska and Miyata 610 (the...

I'm digging that Alyeska and Miyata 610 (the curve of the front forks looks so elegant). Looks like they would give you plenty of tire options. Like the Moto GT too but no fork eyelets :(
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