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10-27-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 53
Posted By Murray Missile

:eek: You have to ask?

:eek: You have to ask?
10-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 864
Posted By Murray Missile

If it helps the Chinese PO never screwed up any...

If it helps the Chinese PO never screwed up any of my shipments when I used to buy parts from there. It's when USPS got their hands on it that things went awry, astray and AWOL. I'll keep my fingers...
10-25-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Murray Missile

I bought some super cheap NOS tires online once....

I bought some super cheap NOS tires online once. They arrived quickly and were the brand and model described and had obviously never been mounted. Mounted the first one up, aired it up and hundreds...
10-24-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Nbd
Views: 299
Posted By Murray Missile

Oh yeah that's worth $200 all day long! Love the...

Oh yeah that's worth $200 all day long! Love the color. I've bought 3 bikes since I "stopped looking" a few weeks ago. :o I sold quite a few earlier this year though.
10-24-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,981
Posted By Murray Missile

OK, if I HAVE to.....:innocent: 1986 Highlander...

OK, if I HAVE to.....:innocent: 1986 Highlander MTB upgraded from Suntour 3 X 6 XC Sport friction shift to Suntour 3 X 6 XC Sport Accushift.
...
10-23-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Murray Missile

Not identical to mine but very close. I do one or...

Not identical to mine but very close. I do one or two a year so this is more than adequate for my needs.
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10-23-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Murray Missile

Likewise. Took an '88 GT Karakoram in trade that...

Likewise. Took an '88 GT Karakoram in trade that had a TA triple. Pulled the crank and it was, "Hello. 🤔 What have we here?". Then.... 😲😎😎😎😎😎 It's safely stashed away for the right bike.
10-23-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Murray Missile

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped...

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped dropouts and claw mount derailleur hangers. The hanger is held in position by a small bolt, either or through an axle spacer in the dropout or a hole...
10-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Murray Missile

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser...

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser appears to be a pretty low end bike with 1 Pc. Ashtabula cranks and steel wheels. I'd just make the Laser functional the way it is and ride it or sell...
10-22-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Murray Missile

I use a tool I got on Ebay that looks like a...

I use a tool I got on Ebay that looks like a super thin "pickle fork" for removing ball joints. It's a wedge you could almost shave with it and it does a beautiful job. No scratching and it doesn't...
10-22-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Murray Missile

I'll 2nd that.

I'll 2nd that.
10-21-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,293
Posted By Murray Missile

The "super" scale is exponential, not linear....

The "super" scale is exponential, not linear. ;)
10-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,562
Posted By Murray Missile

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a...

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a long and happy one.
10-20-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Murray Missile

Very tight and the springs seem quite strong but...

Very tight and the springs seem quite strong but the pivots definitely don't look very robust. This bike will only see occasional recreational use. Maybe a couple hundred miles a year.
10-19-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Murray Missile

Triplex Professional rear derailleur.

So...... are they REALLY as bad as I've been reading? I have an old BSO with a broken Simplex Prestige RD and I don't want to waste any of my vintage Suntours or Shimanos on it. I have a pretty...
10-19-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

:twitchy: :thumb: I keep hearing "Inna Gada Da...

:twitchy: :thumb: I keep hearing "Inna Gada Da Vida" playing over and over for some reason. How long did that take you?
10-19-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19,756
Views: 3,238,981
Posted By Murray Missile

🤔 "Shamanic"? Is that like an evil...

🤔 "Shamanic"? Is that like an evil shaman?
10-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,326
Posted By Murray Missile

This Soma is the best Challenge bike I've had, a...

This Soma is the best Challenge bike I've had, a genuine pleasure to ride, but I just can't get any time to ride! I've only got in 28 miles! I'm going to have get busy and get some riding done....
10-19-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Murray Missile

While not "correct"on a C&V bike I have become a...

While not "correct"on a C&V bike I have become a big fan of the ISM Adamo saddles. I have 6 of them, 2 MTB and 4 road.
10-19-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

The grungier they are the more satisfaction I get...

The grungier they are the more satisfaction I get from bringing them back to decent condition. I think I can be content just doing a preservation on the original paint on this one, detailing it,...
10-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By Murray Missile

Both cages look slightly bent to me and in a...

Both cages look slightly bent to me and in a twist causing the two pulleys to be out of alignment to each other.
10-18-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Murray Missile

If it was they must have felt the same way LOL,...

If it was they must have felt the same way LOL, this has Dia-Compe center pulls.
10-18-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,320
Posted By Murray Missile

Friday night a 1981 Peugeot PXN10...... ...

Friday night a 1981 Peugeot PXN10......

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This afternoon this mid-70's...
10-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Murray Missile

It's a first for me too, as is the "Cherry"...

It's a first for me too, as is the "Cherry" brand. The saddle has about an inch of soft padding, I can't imagine it being very comfortable for more than a couple miles, if that LOL but it's so...
10-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Murray Missile

Just bought a real Cherry.....

Seriously, it's a "Cherry" manufactured by Nissan Cycles. It was $45 and had 2 brand new Kenda gumwall K35's on it, I couldn't pass it up at that price. Plus it's my size and is in pretty decent...
10-17-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

It will probably take me 15 - 20 seconds longer...

It will probably take me 15 - 20 seconds longer to fall asleep tonight LOL. I'm more likely to lose sleep trying decide if I just preserve the original paint or repaint it. After I cleaned it up a...
10-17-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Thank you very much. This is the ONLY one I've...

Thank you very much. This is the ONLY one I've ever seen for sale anywhere close to me in ANY size that I can remember and that it was in my size is almost unbelievable. The really good ones are...
10-17-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Pics Round 2

I apologize if there are repeats......

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10-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly........

The more I look at it the more I think it's getting a repaint, especially since VeloCal reproduces all the decals in a wide range of colors. Given the overall condition of the bike I would likely do...
10-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By Murray Missile

I've noticed that too. I think a lot of it has to...

I've noticed that too. I think a lot of it has to do with this year's bike shortage and the number of people having their old bikes fixed up and people fixing bikes to sell and 7 is possibly the most...
10-17-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Murray Missile

Most of the Schwinn owners in here have road or...

Most of the Schwinn owners in here have road or mountain bikes that didn't have fenders. Although there are a few of us with the electro forged bikes like Varsities and Continentals that could be...
10-16-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

We, the bike and I, are home. The guy turned out...

We, the bike and I, are home. The guy turned out to actually be super cool and you should see the rod brake Raleigh he has! He admitted he's not really a bike guy but he picked it up to flip and...
10-16-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Murray Missile

This Grandpa knows what his next bike accessory...

This Grandpa knows what his next bike accessory will be. ;)
10-16-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

In the words of the immortal Etta James, " Aaaaat...

In the words of the immortal Etta James, " Aaaaat laaaast..... " It's on for 5:30 this evening. Says he's out of town and will be back late afternoon. Got the " look" from my better half but I've...
10-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm beginning to wonder if something happened to...

I'm beginning to wonder if something happened to the guy. I went through the same ordeal a couple years ago on some bike parts with a guy from the same area. He finally got back to me a week later,...
10-15-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Very nice bike. I like the color a lot too. The...

Very nice bike. I like the color a lot too. The pearl white is nice but I was always a sucker for metallic or pearl aqua, teal, etc. I saw that color in the catalog and would be thrilled if this one...
10-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm creeping up on the "Do I even really want it...

I'm creeping up on the "Do I even really want it now?" phase.
10-15-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

This one is on FB Marketplace but, yeah..........

This one is on FB Marketplace but, yeah....... :twitchy:.

.....and still no reply.
10-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

No "Fire Arrows" for this guy. I don't even...

No "Fire Arrows" for this guy. I don't even fit.:lol:
10-15-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

PM sent.

PM sent.
10-15-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

I won't even fit in a Fiero. :lol:

I won't even fit in a Fiero. :lol:
10-15-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

$4,000.00 iirc.

$4,000.00 iirc.
10-15-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Dealt with a guy like him a few years ago on a...

Dealt with a guy like him a few years ago on a Raleigh Prestige that was supposed to be mint for $350. In the picture it looked like it could be with new bar tape. While a decent bike in person it...
10-14-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Appears to be a 24 inch, my "sweet spot". Good...

Appears to be a 24 inch, my "sweet spot". Good info on the TT length and brazing issues. :thumb:
10-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Did some more digging and it looks like the guy...

Did some more digging and it looks like the guy is a flipper but mostly cars, motorcycles, furniture and BSO's. That explains a lot and now I can pick it apart with a clear conscience.
10-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol: If successful in my acquisition efforts my...

:lol: If successful in my acquisition efforts my saddle will go on the shelf. Not sure what will replace it.
10-14-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

I rather not say at the moment. He's not insanely...

I rather not say at the moment. He's not insanely high, just a bit more than myself and a "trusted consultant" feel is appropriate given it's current state. It may still be there because he won't...
10-14-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

You could be right but I'm not getting that vibe....

You could be right but I'm not getting that vibe. From his FB page I think he's bucks up and just doesn't want to bother. High dollar house, cars, motorcycle. He's not a "bike guy", probably bought...
10-14-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

That is great to know! :thumb:

That is great to know! :thumb:
10-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Possible PNX-10 purchase.

With any luck I'm going to look at what I believe to be an '81 Peugeot PNX-10 Super Competition on Saturday if it's still there. It's an hour and a half one way and I have something going on every...
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