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03-10-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Wisco

Picked up a retro shock, can anyone help ID it?

This was $5 at a local swap and I appreciated the almost space-age aesthetics. Anyone have an idea who made it?

http://imgur.com/a/68Unu
10-06-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Wisco

Extremely weird 52t chainring

Found this while sorting the chainring shelf at our local bike co-op. All of us are stumped. Anyone know what this is?

http://imgur.com/a/kyReV
07-09-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By Wisco

Can someone identify this MTB front wheel?

MTB wheel - Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/LXHAp)

I am a vintage guy and someone dropped this off as a donation at our bike co-op...if someone can identify it that would be very helpful so we can...
06-30-14, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,850
Posted By Wisco

Recommended hub motor for fat bike with trailer/heavy loads

So, I'm building a Surley Pugsley (with a non-offset Moonlander fork) to be my winter bike, and I happened across a blog post showing a fat bike with a front hub motor. I'm intrigued, especially...
06-30-14, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Wisco

+1 on the DX. For some reason there are still a...

+1 on the DX. For some reason there are still a lot of NOS STX headsets out there, I see them come through my shop on all sorts of bikes being used as replacements.
06-28-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Wisco

Is this a joke or is it an actual brand? i can...

Is this a joke or is it an actual brand? i can find almost no reference in google search or ebay.
06-28-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Wisco

Help identify this chainring...

...it appears to be NOS, 90s era, with weird cut-off teeth.

chainring - Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/RhuhX)
06-28-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 780
Posted By Wisco

Removing Tioga Revolver cranks

I think I'm probably being thick here, but: I just remove the crank bolt, loosen the pinch bolt and then lightly tap the cranks off the spindle with a mallet, right? there's no special remover or...
04-04-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Wisco

That's what i thought too, but it's so uniform in...

That's what i thought too, but it's so uniform in color...even areas that would be covered from the sun are the same color.
04-04-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Wisco

Anodized Campy NR crank?

I picked up a Raleigh Professional frame the other day, and pulled the cranks. They're standard issue Campy NR 170s...except when I put them next to each other, I notice that the NDS is the standard...
03-21-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Wisco

Thanks! Yeah, knew they weren't Weyless, just got...

Thanks! Yeah, knew they weren't Weyless, just got a bike with all kinds of Weyless and Bullseye goodies on it.
03-21-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,105
Posted By Wisco

I have 2 Space Riders and a partial Raleigh Colt...

I have 2 Space Riders and a partial Raleigh Colt sitting in my basement, waiting for the day when Raleigh muscle-ish bikes are worth enough to bother selling.
03-20-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Wisco

My apologies. Here are bigger pics. DSCF2708 |...

My apologies. Here are bigger pics. DSCF2708 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/91098583@N05/13288008824/)
DSCF2707 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
03-19-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Wisco

ID these QR skewers?

...I keep pulling these off Frankenbikes. They look early-90s, but I have no idea who made them. Ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By Wisco

Huh. Well, I have no explanation for this, but it...

Huh. Well, I have no explanation for this, but it definitely happened...there was a sharp uptick in buyers from Australia after they started the program.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By Wisco

+1 that fall is better. Has anyone else...

+1 that fall is better.
Has anyone else experienced a big jump in sales ever since ebay started their own international shipping program? All of a sudden, Australians are buying up MTB and BMX...
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Wisco

What road frame has an embossed 'B' on headtube?

One of my occasional bike sources (a scrap-metal guy who covers rural territory near me) called me today to ask if he should buy a bike his neighbor has in a barn. He described mostly old 105 on a...
11-05-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By Wisco

IIRC, yes, they take more pull. I've seen...

IIRC, yes, they take more pull. I've seen non-Mafac levers used, I assume successfully, but I've always just migrated the original levers (which cost like $5-8 on ebay, by the way) along with the...
09-25-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Wisco

Saddle is plastic, rails are aluminum.

Saddle is plastic, rails are aluminum.
09-25-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Wisco

Early 60s French barn find, need help with ID.

Literally pulled this out of a barn in rural Wisconsin with a few other bikes. Some weird details. Huret Svelto RD, 4-speed Atom freewheel, alloy Atax wingnuts (IIRC those are worth big money),...
09-25-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Wisco

Thanks guys! What makes you say the rim is bad?

Thanks guys! What makes you say the rim is bad?
09-22-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Wisco

Weird blue tubular wheel

I picked this up for pennies at the Yellow Jersey moving sale, but I have no idea who made it (American Classic, maybe?) Any ideas?342141342142342143342144
05-27-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,174
Posted By Wisco

Get rid of that crankset, it's defective.

Get rid of that crankset, it's defective.
05-27-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By Wisco

Looks like you got a mix-and-match. Can anyone...

Looks like you got a mix-and-match. Can anyone confirm an industry standard diameter for the 'shaft' (i.e. what the sliding piece clamps onto)?
05-27-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,110
Posted By Wisco

FWIW, I'm the seller of the Ascent frame, and the...

FWIW, I'm the seller of the Ascent frame, and the reason that I didn't 'drop it off at the co-op' is that I'm actually selling it FOR the co-op. We're rebuilding Freewheel in Madison right now, and...
03-09-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Wisco

Toss it and get the kid a Varsity, at least.

Toss it and get the kid a Varsity, at least.
03-05-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,783
Posted By Wisco

It's a good experience to have. Working in a shop...

It's a good experience to have. Working in a shop tends to instill good, efficient work methods and teach you some tricks you don't find in the manuals. I hated my actual experience of building...
02-02-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Wisco

Help ID these Campy hubs?

I know, I know, there's Velobase, but some of the distinctions are so small that I don't want to misrepresent anything when I try to sell these on a bike. Just brought this wheelset home from the...
02-02-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,532
Posted By Wisco

Those have some collector value outside of the...

Those have some collector value outside of the bike community (i.e. JD tractor enthusiasts). I'd sell it on ebay and buy a nicer bike.
01-21-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Wisco

What's this weird shifter mount?

Picked this up at the swap meet, figured I could use the shifters themselves, but...what is this thing? How/where does it attach? Brand name? Missing parts?294841294842294843294844
12-15-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,281,751
Posted By Wisco

For trade: NOS 50s/60s Maxi-Car drum brake rear...

For trade: NOS 50s/60s Maxi-Car drum brake rear hub, 36-hole. Pristine, spins like butter, never laced. Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91098583@N05/

Wants: Not especially picky, I bought the...
10-22-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,228
Views: 3,139,778
Posted By Wisco

A 4' pipe wrench gives you more leverage than a...

A 4' pipe wrench gives you more leverage than a seat. Just sayin'. Dry ice, introduced in chunks through the BB shell, can also work.
Forum: BMX
10-22-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By Wisco

87 Haro Master...or is it?

Picked this up on craigslist the other day. It LOOKS like a Master (double top tubes, gussets and plates etc.) and has what looks like a Haro serial number starting with 87 that looks just like my...
10-16-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,737
Posted By Wisco

I used to work there. What you have to realize is...

I used to work there. What you have to realize is that Roger is not hurting for money, and:
1, the used bike store is really a store/museum, they certainly don't expect to sell everything
and 2,...
09-02-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Wisco

Schwinn made 20" cantilever frames for many years...

Schwinn made 20" cantilever frames for many years before the Stingray, and confusingly, also made a 20" Spitfire in the '60s that was essentially a Jr. Stingray with the 7-hole crank. What I've run...
09-02-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By Wisco

Those late 50s Racers are really cool bikes...

Those late 50s Racers are really cool bikes IMO...fender fin, wide bars, cool chainguard and decals...I'd put that back together and clearcoat the heck out of it...permanent patina!
03-11-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14,228
Views: 3,139,778
Posted By Wisco

That's a nice find. Swap out the seat and bars...

That's a nice find. Swap out the seat and bars and that's a very respectable cross bike.
03-09-11, 01:35 AM
Replies: 61,047
Views: 9,126,084
Posted By Wisco

No girlfriend, but kinda far away...

No girlfriend, but kinda far away...
03-08-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61,047
Views: 9,126,084
Posted By Wisco

That's a hell of a deal.

That's a hell of a deal.
03-08-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61,047
Views: 9,126,084
Posted By Wisco

...and a Fuji Touring Series IV, Local pick up in...

...and a Fuji Touring Series IV, Local pick up in Maryland, $55 starting bid.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Fuji-Touring-Series-IV-18-Speed-Mens-Road-Bicycle-/280641030328?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item41578248b8
03-08-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61,047
Views: 9,126,084
Posted By Wisco

Moto Grand Touring with nice Stronglight crank...

Moto Grand Touring with nice Stronglight crank and Suntour derailleurs, $99, local pick up in South Carolina, no bids yet. ...
03-04-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20,226
Views: 3,388,698
Posted By Wisco

That's Budget Bicycle Center in Madison....

That's Budget Bicycle Center in Madison. Notorious for over-pricing, both IRL and on ebay. That's not even the worst example, there are tons of awful 70s Huffys, Columbias, etc being flogged for...
02-26-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 61,047
Views: 9,126,084
Posted By Wisco

I'd grab it right now. That Simplex FD is worth...

I'd grab it right now. That Simplex FD is worth ~$30 on ebay, so there's a chunk of the purchase price gone. Bike looks clean.
02-21-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,858
Posted By Wisco

There's also a stock NR long cage version...

There's also a stock NR long cage version...
02-14-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Wisco

While I think that guy is somewhat full of...

While I think that guy is somewhat full of himself, his $250 asking price isn't out of line, assuming the bike isn't totally rusted solid, and as for display stuff...who knows? I've seen a few...
02-14-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,281,751
Posted By Wisco

For trade: A big box of junk! Well, in...

For trade: A big box of junk! Well, in particular, a box of Shimano Light Action and SIS derailleurs, mostly rears. Some have alloy cages, some steel. Some just need a good cleaning, some are for...
02-13-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 61,047
Views: 9,126,084
Posted By Wisco

'87 Trek 330, Reynolds 531, almost new condition...

'87 Trek 330, Reynolds 531, almost new condition (I have to say I don't think the seller is lying, this thing looks really clean.), $300.

http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/2212306906.html
...
02-13-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 61,047
Views: 9,126,084
Posted By Wisco

'87 Trek 330, Reynolds 531, almost new condition...

'87 Trek 330, Reynolds 531, almost new condition (I have to say I don't think the seller is lying, this thing looks really clean.), $300.

http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/2212306906.html
...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,066
Posted By Wisco

I hear a lot of good things about the Alien....

I hear a lot of good things about the Alien. Definitely something people collect. 1st-gen XTR, if it's in good shape, is also worth some money, off the top of my head a RD sold for ~$80 on the bay...
02-12-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,444
Posted By Wisco

Lacks patina, which for me is a good 60% of the...

Lacks patina, which for me is a good 60% of the attraction to an EF Schwinn in the first place.
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