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02-26-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,999
Posted By homelessjoe

1985

This is what I remember from when I bought my 1985 Stumpjumper..They had the Team the Sport and the Stumpjumper.The distributor told me all three were the top of the line tube sets and the finest...
02-26-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By homelessjoe

Raleigh

Thats one of those projects that could easily hang in the basement for 30 years.
02-25-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By homelessjoe

Sears used a couple different manufactures to...

Sears used a couple different manufactures to build those bikes .For Two years they offered a very fine well made bike that is desirable ,but most years they were very unremarkable and poorly...
02-25-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By homelessjoe

wax

Instead of clear coating just use paste wax.It totally stops rust , easy to apply, protects paint and chrome ,lasts years....I havent used that particular brand of electro plating but I use to work...
02-25-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By homelessjoe

dream

I look at it two ways, go trash picking, curb shopping, dumpster diving, Goodwill, resale , pawn shops ,in back of your cousins garage ,college campus, scrap metal yards. ask your family and...
02-25-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By homelessjoe

touring

If you are going to do some long distance riding it all comes down to how much do you weigh and how much weight will you be carrying.I have owned two 500s and own a Panasonic now.If youre skinny the...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By homelessjoe

Poyner

From what I gather Poyner was a bicycle shop that assembled bikes in Wolvershire UK using some of England finest frame builders and branding them with their own name.That was a very common practice...
02-25-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,731
Posted By homelessjoe

Every time I climb on I get that same feeling I...

Every time I climb on I get that same feeling I had as a kid..WHEELS OF FREEDOM and turns a normal kid into a high speed super hero
02-25-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By homelessjoe

I think for you to get your dream bike you will...

I think for you to get your dream bike you will have to get a new rear wheel at least....Did you know some people change their chains and cassettes every couple of years because they wear out that...
02-24-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By homelessjoe

mho

If you are changing the whole drive train dont buy a whole bike because you will be paying big for a bunch of stuff you dont want and wont use. Many people buy beautiful frames but are so shocked at...
02-22-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,138
Posted By homelessjoe

b17

It sounds like some people do not realize the B17 comes in different sizes , widths and lengths.Of course the wrong size is gonna suck. And they are ADJUSTABLE You can tweek the comfort zone. In...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,792
Posted By homelessjoe

compass

I always bring along a compass especially when Im trail riding far from home in the back country or even some bigger parks. .Its easy to get caught up and forget how many turns you made or which...
02-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,863
Posted By homelessjoe

gravel

23 imm tires dont work so well on unpaved roads so I am sure people started to put on fatter tires to make riding country and dirt/gravel roads a little easier and started to call them gravel...
02-21-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By homelessjoe

I had that same crank on a late 80s UO10 and it...

I had that same crank on a late 80s UO10 and it started to loosen up then the drive side crank arm broke right in half.Never saw that before.Very low miles
02-19-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,756
Posted By homelessjoe

mm cm

When ever I see something in kilometers , meters , cm, mm, celsius, I have to convert in my head into miles , feet , inches, pounds degrees, before I can determine what size it is or how far away...
02-19-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,975
Posted By homelessjoe

keeper

I was just thinking about my keeper bikes.When you like something you cant help it .You just like it.Its not an intelligent decision its emotional.You can get attached to anything for no reason at...
02-19-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,215
Posted By homelessjoe

To an antique tool collector those two hand vises...

To an antique tool collector those two hand vises are prize finds.You done good.
02-19-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,215
Posted By homelessjoe

shop tip

When you are using the buffing wheel to polish parts you only use the bottom part of the wheel never polish above the center line on the top of the wheel.That way parts dont go flying and you have...
02-19-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,215
Posted By homelessjoe

hand vice

Hand vices come in all shapes and sizes some are wood some are metal.I have collected a few. Jewelry makers supply have them sometimes called a ring vice.Machinist use them to grind out small parts,...
02-19-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,215
Posted By homelessjoe

buffing

I use a high a speed buffing wheel and some white polishing compound and a little hand vice to hold the small parts.it just takes a minute.Polishing sand paper works 400 600 1000 2000 grit.That...
02-19-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By homelessjoe

upper body

You use your upper body to balance yourself.You really notice this effect if you have your touring bike overloaded and climbing a hill you will start to snake up the hill at slow speeds .When you are...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,007
Posted By homelessjoe

touring

Racing bikes are light weight and short wheel base made to ride aggressively and only handle well when going fast...,thats what you dont want....touring bike......you need a really strong... long...
02-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,940
Posted By homelessjoe

parts

Do I have to join the 21 century now....sorry OP for posting antique technology......Ive spent this last year in lockdown rebuilding my fleet of 80s bikes......been working on my chain lines all...
02-17-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,373
Posted By homelessjoe

26in

26 in wheels are the most popular tire size world wide for 100 years......you also have the widest selection of tires available.....and way cheaper.........26 in wheels are stronger and lighter...
02-16-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By homelessjoe

A salesman tried to sell me 700cm tires a couple...

A salesman tried to sell me 700cm tires a couple of weeks ago......they maybe fit on that bike
02-16-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,940
Posted By homelessjoe

bb

bottom brackets come in different lengths.........103mm ...106mm .....on and on.........your crank requires a specific BB length.......your chain line will be off and it might not shift if you dont...
02-16-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By homelessjoe

video

Ive seen some videos on youtube of guys taking poor condition frames and covering them with skateboard stickers instead of painting them and getting positive response ....they are very proud of...
02-16-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,410
Posted By homelessjoe

prada

You dont mean to imply that you will be wearing last seasons gloves and glasses do you?....I hope that was just an oversight on your part.....what would the neighbors think
Forum: Introductions
02-16-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By homelessjoe

wheels

I heard about folks going for a little ride a bout in the outback and no one finds them for years.......some wide open territory down under there........how fast can crocodiles run anyway.......I...
02-16-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,096
Posted By homelessjoe

flip

This is an easy one.....spend years collecting a barn full of very desirable higher end bikes then wait for a pandemic....any one can do it
02-15-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By homelessjoe

Luigi

From what I understand Luigi Montagner hand built all those frames in a very small shop......used Columbus tubing.......he built world class racing bikes in the 1980s......I suspect you were joking...
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,375
Posted By homelessjoe

the LHT is quite a strong bike......but..it looks...

the LHT is quite a strong bike......but..it looks like you did tour Siberia on that Kuwahara or at least half way there........and if you still have it........admit it ...you love that old bike dont...
02-14-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,385
Posted By homelessjoe

wheels

those three wheeled recumbent with two wheels in front are way kool and fast and comfortable ......and the two wheeled ones work pretty well once you get use to them but neither are good for trails...
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,375
Posted By homelessjoe

Super bike

Those Kuwahara touring bikes are strong enough to tour the world......you could tour Siberia on that and it would bring you home
02-14-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,473
Posted By homelessjoe

market

To many factors involved.....Take a nice bike that sells consistently sells on e bay for 1000 dollars.........If you live in Malibu and its the middle of May your might be able to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,602
Posted By homelessjoe

what if

There are so many very fine frame makers now that will make you what ever you want......most will listen to what you want.......if you can decide what you want.....if what you want can truly...
02-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,358
Posted By homelessjoe

parts

SUCKY???..............you guys must be trying to yank my chain..........grind my gears............HELLO.........SunTour Superbe Pro....or 1960 Cinelli stem and bars with milk white...
02-12-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 22,473
Posted By homelessjoe

wheels

I dont want to start any trouble but there are many steel bikes that are in the 10 to 15 thousand dollar range too dont ya know.......there is a waiting list to buy some of them
02-12-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,812
Posted By homelessjoe

fausto

Two years ago Fausto Pinarello didnt want disc brakes on his racing bikes !
Forum: Foo
02-12-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10,055
Views: 2,125,526
Posted By homelessjoe

New alt rock station in Detroit .......98.7 great...

New alt rock station in Detroit .......98.7 great
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02-12-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 22,473
Posted By homelessjoe

steel

Worldwide steel is the most widely used frame material........there are more steel bikes on the road than carbon aluminum and titanium combined worldwide.........Giant has really been pumping out the...
02-11-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,599
Posted By homelessjoe

restore

my advice is to take it all apart and have it powder coated........if you dont know what that is ...google it and read about it.......it will coast about the same as paint stripper... sand paper......
02-10-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 109,228
Posted By homelessjoe

yes ...soon

yes ...soon
02-09-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By homelessjoe

flip

I do this kind of thing all the time..........sell the one you have.....you doubled the value of that bike by overhauling it.......buy the new one and overhaul it if it needs it....it might not need...
02-09-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By homelessjoe

trek

. Lamond was the first person to win the tour on a carbon bike in 1989............a lot of riders were still riding steel for years after that.........Indurain won the tour on a steel Pinarello...
02-09-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,268
Posted By homelessjoe

Belgium

Belgium is only slightly larger than New Jersey........and it has a large number of bicycle manufactures for a country so small.....at least a dozen........Belgium is a very rich country with a high...
02-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 109,228
Posted By homelessjoe

century

I thought I would add my numbers to the data base
H. B
7TTB 1699
Its a three color .....pink on the bottom.....yellow ......purple
has a Century decal on the top tube
Columbus TSX sticker...
02-09-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,359
Posted By homelessjoe

viner

You have a beautiful bike there .....it is definitely worth putting money into fixing/repairing/restoring......its actually a jewel..........a fairly rare bike in the USA .....great racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By homelessjoe

true happiness it finally pulling out a stuck...

true happiness it finally pulling out a stuck seat post......makes me smile just thinking about it
02-07-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By homelessjoe

mixte

dont be afraid of french bikes.....they are beautiful .....ride excellent are dependable and are a bit cheaper ..you will love them....I do.....its a bit harder finding parts for the old ones but not...
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