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09-21-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Murray Missile

I use #0000 steel wool and WD-40 to remove...

I use #0000 steel wool and WD-40 to remove surface rust, including painted surfaces.

As to the bottom bracket. I can't tell you how many I've had that felt silky smooth with the crank arms...
09-16-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
Posted By Murray Missile

My compressor doesn't have the capacity for air...

My compressor doesn't have the capacity for air tools so I use a ROTO ZIP with the flex shaft attachment. It has paid for itself about 3 times over.
09-15-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Murray Missile

They don't make this particular bike any more but...

They don't make this particular bike any more but there are similar bikes still available, it is a Giant Revive crank forward bike. My wife started having trouble getting on and off her hybrid and...
09-15-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,419
Posted By Murray Missile

I have a good reason this time!

UPDATE: Got it home, the picture didn't do it justice, I don't thing it was ever ridden. A few minor paint scrapes, nothing bigger than 3/16" diameter, paint still shines even through the layers of...
09-12-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Murray Missile

They had it Ziebarted.....

They had it Ziebarted.....
09-10-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Murray Missile

Looks "Raleigh-ish", SN would tell. Triangular...

Looks "Raleigh-ish", SN would tell. Triangular lugs are stops for clamp on cable guides/stops/shifters so I'd say late 70's maybe. Head badge is probably aftermarket glue on.
09-09-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Murray Missile

Looks interesting.

Looks interesting.
09-09-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Murray Missile

170 on this one but 175 isn't a problem either,...

170 on this one but 175 isn't a problem either, the issue is when I'm OFF the bike and put my full weight on my knees. Riding just about any bike except the wife's crank forward Giant Revive is about...
09-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Murray Missile

Did the Glucosamine and Chondroitin and it bought...

Did the Glucosamine and Chondroitin and it bought me several years but it doesn't help any more. Once the left one is done I should be OK for awhile. It's a lot worse due to a wrestling injury in HS...
09-07-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Murray Missile

Sweet! :thumb:

Sweet! :thumb:
09-06-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks everyone. My knees started giving me...

Thanks everyone. My knees started giving me trouble when I was 13. I was told 40 years ago at the age of 25 I would have both knees replaced by the time I was 45 but to put it off as long as I could...
09-06-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Murray Missile

"Done Got Old" UPDATE

Here's the original post: Done Got Old........... (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1235339-done-got-old.html)

Knee pain has gotten much worse so I finally caved in and went to the doc....
09-06-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Murray Missile

I recently bought a set of "Jagwire" lower tier...

I recently bought a set of "Jagwire" lower tier braided cables that came in the clear plastic bag with yellow label as usual and had Jagwire labeled housing ends but the housings themselves did not...
09-06-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Murray Missile

As cheap as cables are I replace any cable with a...

As cheap as cables are I replace any cable with a broken or damaged strand as soon as I see it.
08-28-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Murray Missile

This one is a "wall hanger". :thumb:

This one is a "wall hanger". :thumb:
08-28-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Murray Missile

Yes, the sketch was the prize...... My late F-I-L...

Yes, the sketch was the prize...... My late F-I-L was an artist and my wife looked it over and believes it to be an original not a print. Under a magnifying glass you can see brush strokes on the...
08-28-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Murray Missile

My latest purchase.

Had to have it, it's a 1974.

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08-09-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,942
Posted By Murray Missile

I just did a set of bars with shrink tubing. I...

I just did a set of bars with shrink tubing. I need a bit more practice with it and getting it to shrink evenly can be a trick since I had to use 40mm with a 2 to 1 shrink ratio so I could get the...
08-09-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Murray Missile

Please pardon the thread hijack but I'm in need...

Please pardon the thread hijack but I'm in need of a Raleigh head badge with that hole spacing for my Raleigh Carlton.
08-07-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 719,795
Posted By Murray Missile

I did this 1985 Fuji Espree for a lady who bought...

I did this 1985 Fuji Espree for a lady who bought it new in 1985 then rode it on 4 consecutive full RAGBRAI rides and 2 partials. She bought a new bike and the Fuji got borrowed by kids and shuffled...
08-05-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By Murray Missile

I won't argue that but they do dress a vintage...

I won't argue that but they do dress a vintage bike up a bit. When I put the white lithium grease on my fluted seat posts I always make sure there is enough in the flutes to seal them at the top of...
08-04-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By Murray Missile

Another vote for the Planet Bike Grateful Red!...

Another vote for the Planet Bike Grateful Red! :thumb:
08-03-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Murray Missile

For future reference: Sheldon Brown...

For future reference:

Sheldon Brown Freewheels/Cassette comparisons (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_sp-ss.html#spacingk7)
08-03-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Murray Missile

Not according to what I've read in countless...

Not according to what I've read in countless threads and articles and experienced first hand. There is a slight difference, enough to cause issues on 6 and 7 speed indexing systems.
08-02-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Murray Missile

I've run 6 speed Accushift with a Shimano SIS 6...

I've run 6 speed Accushift with a Shimano SIS 6 speed freewheel and an 8 speed chain. Worked great as long as you paid close attention to trim adjustment.
07-30-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,419
Posted By Murray Missile

Pretty common combo during the bike boom. Sadly I...

Pretty common combo during the bike boom. Sadly I would have snagged it too for 5 bucks LOL.
07-28-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 3,620,560
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol:

:lol:
07-27-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,419
Posted By Murray Missile

There weren't as of about a year ago, I haven't...

There weren't as of about a year ago, I haven't looked recently.
07-27-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 3,620,560
Posted By Murray Missile

Why would they even take the picture like that? ...

Why would they even take the picture like that? How hard is it to turn the handlebars forward?
07-27-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By Murray Missile

I ran into a situation like that some years back....

I ran into a situation like that some years back. I used bushings under the bottle cage to shim it out.
07-26-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Murray Missile

Yeah, I love the mid-80's pink and black Team...

Yeah, I love the mid-80's pink and black Team FUJI paint jobs. I wonder how it look in that shade of pink with a black seat tube and graphics?

I'm pretty sure it's getting painted 72 GM Ontario...
07-25-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 3,620,560
Posted By Murray Missile

I understand wanting your bikes back but........

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07-25-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By Murray Missile

Interesting that most people haven't had good...

Interesting that most people haven't had good luck with white vinegar, I've had great success with it on small chrome pieces. Soak them for a few hours and wipe the rust off with a paper towel. For...
07-25-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,495
Posted By Murray Missile

I've found that if it doesn't have index shifting...

I've found that if it doesn't have index shifting or if it has drop bars and narrow tires, 99.9% of the buying public doesn't want it. Back when I had a guy bringing me bikes of interest he would...
07-25-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Murray Missile

Another vote for a small cut off wheel be it a...

Another vote for a small cut off wheel be it a Dremel, die grinder or in my case a Roto Zip. I have the flex shaft extension for mine and that has proven to be worth way more than the initial...
07-25-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm not quite there yet but a few of times this...

I'm not quite there yet but a few of times this year I've had to lay my bike down and step over sideways to get off, I can still swing my right leg high enough (for now) to clear the saddle but I...
07-25-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Murray Missile

I know where you're coming from! I gave up...

I know where you're coming from! I gave up motorcycles because of back and hip pain years ago. I started out on a 23.5" Raleigh Grand Prix when I was 16 and then moved up to a 25" Miyata 310 as I...
07-24-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Murray Missile

I had this '86 Prelude in 23" but sold it, I'd...

I had this '86 Prelude in 23" but sold it, I'd kick myself but I'd just fall down LOL.
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07-24-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, since you asked......... I can only...

Well, since you asked.........

I can only speak for myself but I'm almost 66 and I was once 6' 2-1/2", I'm down to 6' 1", maybe. I have a condition called Chondromalacia which basically means the...
07-24-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Murray Missile

Uh oh, looks like I started something......... :o...

Uh oh, looks like I started something......... :o

I have several bikes I really like that are in 25", I had a hard time finding them in 25" but had I found the same bike in the same condition at a...
07-24-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Murray Missile

Just saw this after my post above, yup, I'm 100%...

Just saw this after my post above, yup, I'm 100% certain that's what happened but I didn't have the retail packaging back then and wasn't as "conversant" in Shimano PN's as I am now. Even had I...
07-24-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Murray Missile

I do them the same way, I just refurbished a 1985...

I do them the same way, I just refurbished a 1985 Fuji that had been changed over to a triple back in the 90's and switched to a 68 X 117.5 UN-26 BB with the plastic cup somewhere along the way...
07-24-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Murray Missile

I know I'm late to the party but for future...

I know I'm late to the party but for future reference I've installed several 68mm UN26 BB's (more than 10) over the past few years and they have all done this same thing, the NDS cup stops about 3mm...
07-24-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Murray Missile

Done got old...........

While replying to the quote below on another thread it hit me that maybe I should start a new thread for this one.........



I've also come to the realization that my 25" bikes aren't going to...
07-23-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,233
Posted By Murray Missile

:eek:.......... 12 bikes in 3 years?! ...

:eek:.......... 12 bikes in 3 years?! :roflmao2:......... come back when it starts to become a problem. ;)
07-20-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By Murray Missile

Sun "M13 II" rims look very much like chrome...

Sun "M13 II" rims look very much like chrome steel rims from a short distance and can be had in 27" or 700c. I have two sets of wheels with them in each size and another set of 700c rims waiting to...
07-19-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By Murray Missile

1979 Soma Prestige, pretty much as found except...

1979 Soma Prestige, pretty much as found except for the saddle and handlebar bag, it had a modern ass hatchet on it when I got it. The saddle in the pics has since been replaced with a vintage Avocet...
07-19-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,971
Posted By Murray Missile

I've saved far worse. I suspect it's only real...

I've saved far worse. I suspect it's only real issue is the surface rust on the chrome. A few hours with some tasty tunes, your favorite beverages, some elbow grease, rags and polish and that little...
07-16-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,971
Posted By Murray Missile

If you heart is set on this bike but this is your...

If you heart is set on this bike but this is your first bike overhaul this NOT the bike to start on. Besides the rust issues being French it will have some eccentricities such as odd thread sizes,...
07-13-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By Murray Missile

I've bought a few sets from Velomine and only...

I've bought a few sets from Velomine and only ever had one small issue. On one set, which they identified as having been returns and priced accordingly, one hole had been drilled out for a Schrader...
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