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06-07-21, 06:58 AM
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Posted By FelixScout

80's Panasonic Sport 500 with odd frame geometry.

So I spotted this and wondered if it was in a crash:
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06-05-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

Nope. I said I would concede the point when it...

Nope. I said I would concede the point when it was proven. It was proven and I concede the point.

So its worse than that: I'm being adult.
06-05-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

Well there I go. This is much less interesting...

Well there I go. This is much less interesting than I thought.

Well done, I concede the point.
06-02-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,998
Posted By FelixScout

Why would someone do that?

Why would someone do that?
06-01-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

Ok prove what you say. Show us new build...

Ok prove what you say. Show us new build examples of that, and show this is representative of that, and if you can I will concede the point.
06-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

I'm not sure how any of this disqualifies...

I'm not sure how any of this disqualifies anything I said.

Cheap bike: check.
A hack job: check
Probably kept by someone with no mainteance skills yet ridden anyway: check

Now you need to...
06-01-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

And you would be wrong with that comparison. But...

And you would be wrong with that comparison. But I could take you into the Lehigh Valley of PA or Long Beach CA and there are no shops that sell this but you see them from time to time. That you see...
06-01-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

Except the wheels are smaller than the original...

Except the wheels are smaller than the original so theh have long reach brakes. The stem and bars are from something a decade newer than the frame. So it is a hack job.
06-01-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

Just to clarify for everyone, my interest in this...

Just to clarify for everyone, my interest in this bike is not to buy it but what it represents: The sort of needs based bike creation for those who need a bike. Though the new ad posted in the...
06-01-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

I have no intention to buy it, I am just curious...

I have no intention to buy it, I am just curious about what it is. Also who says 3 is enough? Also "stay in your lane"?



For those who are selling 2nd hand goods online a $1 price is not a bid...
05-31-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

A very interesting mix and match of a bike.

Because I keep looking at used bikes, because reason,s the algorithm keeps tossing me bikes to look at all over the spectrum.

So this one showed up a couple days ago and that huge chain ring guard...
05-25-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,998
Posted By FelixScout

Is there a "fuzzy edge" to e-bikes?

What I mean is this: Is there a definitive line between E-bikes and lower powered electric motorcycles/moped types or is there some fuzziness on between what is a e-bike and a electric moped?

I...
05-25-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By FelixScout

I know that sign very well. And on the warm...

I know that sign very well. And on the warm weekends you're better off waling your bike near and under the pier that trying to ride at 5mph.
05-25-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By FelixScout

The late Sheldon Brown disagrees with you:...

The late Sheldon Brown disagrees with you: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/ranger.html
05-24-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,806
Posted By FelixScout

I don't disagree but one should always try to...

I don't disagree but one should always try to avoid using examples from decades in the past because they may not be relevant in the present.

I may have worked in a coffee shop in the mid 1990's...
05-22-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,806
Posted By FelixScout

Yeah but that was about 35 years ago and things...

Yeah but that was about 35 years ago and things have very much changed since then.
Forum: Northeast
05-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By FelixScout

What is it like riding around Chatham, MA?

We are about to head up to Chatham for the Farm to Fork open ride (pay to do it but do it on your own schedule) but that will only take one day and I was wondering about what is it like to ride in...
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Views: 895
Posted By FelixScout

Very cool but sadly it is both too much money and...

Very cool but sadly it is both too much money and way too small.
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By FelixScout

A Schwinn Paramount P-14

So, is this actually worth $1000 or is that only slightly overpriced? It is a very nice frame but $1000 nice...

...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,240
Posted By FelixScout

This was an interesting read. Thank you.

This was an interesting read. Thank you.
05-11-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,831
Posted By FelixScout

I have several large leopard slugs that live...

I have several large leopard slugs that live around the outside of my house and they are really cool to watch.
05-11-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,831
Posted By FelixScout

Because they are bigger than most cats and most...

Because they are bigger than most cats and most cats like living with all their fur and not being defensively pooped on.
05-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,994
Posted By FelixScout

Honestly, considering I carry a U-lock and cable,...

Honestly, considering I carry a U-lock and cable, and can lock the bike in about a minute, there is no need for something like this for many. With the caveat: That as long as you normalize the use...
05-08-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,845
Posted By FelixScout

My LBS changed

So I do not know if this is the proper place for this material but here goes.

About a month ago my LBS announced it was going to shut down after about 47 years in operation since the owner was...
05-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,500
Posted By FelixScout

[QUOTE=Murray Missile;22044944]The early...

[QUOTE=Murray Missile;22044944]The early Roadmasters were made by the Cleveland Welding Company and are quite desirable in certain bike circles. I've sold a few bikes like this so I know I'm...
05-04-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,500
Posted By FelixScout

I suppose to the right person looking for an art...

I suppose to the right person looking for an art piece you would be absolutely right.
05-04-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,500
Posted By FelixScout

They say it is not free, but....

...I think they should consider that.

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Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

Agreed overall and in specific to the costs since...

Agreed overall and in specific to the costs since $177 later I have my bike back. As for the chainring that is something I know needs replacement but that is dependent on the recall since a new...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

I actually went with Vittoria Randonneur's since...

I actually went with Vittoria Randonneur's since the LBS is has a going out of business sale and they get good marks, are similar ish for the Big Bens, and were right there with no shipping costs....
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

Update: So I got it for $180 because the rear...

Update:
So I got it for $180 because the rear shifter didn't work at all and I thought I could suss it out. So I clean, it do a cable swap, and nothing. I poke at the mechanism, do a bit more...
04-25-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By FelixScout

What Schwalbes are you riding on ?

What Schwalbes are you riding on ?
04-25-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By FelixScout

I was going to say a trail-a-bike as well but...

I was going to say a trail-a-bike as well but that sort of situation demands something very like you chose.

What about when he gets bigger?
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By FelixScout

When I lived in the LA Basin in the early 10's my...

When I lived in the LA Basin in the early 10's my wife and I had vague ideas of getting cheap rural VT 10 speeds for resale. It was helped by seeing good condition Varsities move in the Basin for...
04-25-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By FelixScout

Uniglide

I just looked into uniglide casettes since I recently got my first cassette bike. And I noticed that cassettes used to come in two flavors, at least, uniglide and hyperglide. I know uniglide is...
04-25-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,787
Posted By FelixScout

Would I be correct in assuming that would not...

Would I be correct in assuming that would not work too well for me as a paved trail rider?
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

It was a go and only $180. Since it had a flat...

It was a go and only $180. Since it had a flat and a snapped shifter cable. But wheels seem round and true like this was a light trail rider not a single track rider.

I would love a 900 series but...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

Nah, it's converted canal path, rail trail, and...

Nah, it's converted canal path, rail trail, and well tread hiking/biking/horse riding trail. So mostly hard packed dirt with few debris.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

I don't disagree. I do some work myself, but not...

I don't disagree. I do some work myself, but not all of it. And repair shops are really backed up right now.

And I hear what you are saying about price for cost. Though I tend to trawl the used...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

Based on Vintage-Trek's color and year...

Based on Vintage-Trek's color and year description I think it is a '95.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By FelixScout

$200 from a 90's Trek 850 Mountain Track?

So I'm looking at a new to me bike and something that is a heavy hybrid/old school MTB makes sense for the trail riding and trail-a-bike towing. But is this a good price for a bike of this vintage:...
04-23-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By FelixScout

It's a "Cannondale", or is it.

So trawling the used bikes and found this:
https://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/d/linden-cannondale-sport/7309464305.html
...
04-08-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

Thank you all for satisfying my curiosity. I am...

Thank you all for satisfying my curiosity. I am going to strip the bike, scrap the frame, and maybe keep the fork for the memories.

This was my first "grown up" bike after almost 10 years not...
04-06-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

Well I didn't clean the bike up after the crash. ...

Well I didn't clean the bike up after the crash.

Otherwise they did lube it since I took it in for annual check ups. I have to wonder if you're getting hung up on the visual appearance over the...
04-06-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

No fork on hand. Sad I didn't grab one the last...

No fork on hand. Sad I didn't grab one the last time I had a chance.

As for the rest of the parts: brakes and lever and shifters seem good. The freewheel has had some use but not more than a few...
04-06-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

Well the tech said there is concern about the the...

Well the tech said there is concern about the the brazing in the lugs due to bike age and the severity of impact. And that led to this question.
04-06-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

I hit a sizable branch on a hardpack trail and...

I hit a sizable branch on a hardpack trail and instead of being a bump over it jammed the wheel and I went over. Not something I would normally do but it happened.

As for the bike, what is wrong...
04-06-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

I do have one that is being rebuilt right now: 93...

I do have one that is being rebuilt right now: 93 Bianchi Advantage. Which is why I was riding the Schwinn.
04-06-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

Amazingly That is not an issue since she is...

Amazingly That is not an issue since she is wondering when we can go for a ride again.
04-06-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By FelixScout

Traveler and Varsity

A status question: In the 1970's and 1980's Schwinn lineup where do the Traveler and Varsity fall in terms of relative quality?

The period Schwinn catalogs seem to say the Varsity was lower grade...
04-06-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By FelixScout

That fork is scrap. But the rest of the frame is...

That fork is scrap. But the rest of the frame is my question.

And thank you for helping me clarify my question.
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