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12-08-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,098
Posted By CharlesP

Regarding Schwinn Prologues- extremely well done...

Regarding Schwinn Prologues- extremely well done framesets, every bit as nice as my '84 Paramount, one of the early ones from Waterford (sold in '86). I think it rides better, too. Mine is the...
12-08-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,098
Posted By CharlesP

Another Vote for Ross Signature

Agreed! I snagged a 9 out of 10 Signature 292 with all original "golden arrow" group except brake levers, bought a set off of evilbay. Very nice bike if you ignore the surprisingly unattractive...
09-14-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,174
Posted By CharlesP

It's still up as of 2:35 central. Funny thing,...

It's still up as of 2:35 central. Funny thing, the seller has NO FEEDBACK at all, but 304 transactions. Smells a little bit stanky.
08-12-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,174
Posted By CharlesP

http://photos.bike-vintage.com/gallery/foto/2014/0...

http://photos.bike-vintage.com/gallery/foto/2014/03/28/23/DSC_0668479.jpg
Another bike I saw, same weird cutouts on lugs. This one has Rossin decals on it.
08-04-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,174
Posted By CharlesP

I vote "fake", It doesn't add up...

I vote "fake", It doesn't add up...
07-29-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By CharlesP

getting warmer

Thanks for your help folks, I checked the two catalogs and it isn't in those as it's configured, I will reexamine them. My bad on the ST and DT decals, they are NOT the gold background, but black...
07-25-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,797
Posted By CharlesP

Update- It was indeed in perfect shape, very fine...

Update- It was indeed in perfect shape, very fine workmanship.
07-25-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By CharlesP

Hello folks, I have also recently acquired a late...

Hello folks, I have also recently acquired a late 70's-early/mid 80's 50 cm Scapin. Frame is Columbus Aelle, chromed fork with pantographed crown, panto'd seat stay caps, full braze ons. It's in...
01-26-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,797
Posted By CharlesP

Jut Bought one for $199 USD

Have seen these on Bikes Direct, they currently have 47 and 49cm for $399 USD. Got mine from bike island, "scuffs on dropouts" for $199 in 47cm. :thumb: It may be in perfect shape, they last...
12-13-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By CharlesP

My hat is off to you sir, what an ingenious and...

My hat is off to you sir, what an ingenious and well done adapter for the rear brakes! Couldn't tell from the photo's, but may I recommend trying a carbon fiber fork if you still have hand numbness...
12-13-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,324
Posted By CharlesP

For my 2 cents worth, I'd keep the drop bars and...

For my 2 cents worth, I'd keep the drop bars and just get wider tires. I agree that the drop bar are actually MORE comfortable, and have more hand positions, but would add that if you have any...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-13-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By CharlesP

For stickers/decals, check ebay, believe it or...

For stickers/decals, check ebay, believe it or not. I found a print shop that has stickers in different sizes, colors, and fonts. They were easy to appply and fairly rugged, but you really need to...
08-25-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By CharlesP

Pocky, that was quite a job you did, my hat's off...

Pocky, that was quite a job you did, my hat's off to you. Were it my Sore-ah brifter, he would have been introduced to Mister Hammer. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,303
Posted By CharlesP

Sore-ahs are evil incarnate when used with a...

Sore-ahs are evil incarnate when used with a triple!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,964
Posted By CharlesP

Bought 2 bikes from them, they're a stand-up,...

Bought 2 bikes from them, they're a stand-up, reputable business. Bikes came in 5 days, in great shape. If you're experienced with wrenching, NP; otherwise take it to your LBS after you assemble...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By CharlesP

The 5600 105 and concurrent Ultegra share the...

The 5600 105 and concurrent Ultegra share the same hoods. You can go to the Shimano website and look at the technical documents and compare part numbers. If you're good working with small parts,...
08-25-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By CharlesP

Check flea-bay (ebay) for Microshift shifters,...

Check flea-bay (ebay) for Microshift shifters, you may find a new pair for a bit less than Nashbar, unless you get one of their frequent 20% off sales. I have a Microshift 8 speed setup and it works...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By CharlesP

Cruise ebay for used component groups, I've seen...

Cruise ebay for used component groups, I've seen Shimano Sora groups for $100 and up. Take a very close look at the photo's, you don't want to buy something that's all beat up. A bike shop in the...
05-14-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By CharlesP

[QUOTE=wiredfoxterror;12420051]I have a problem...

[QUOTE=wiredfoxterror;12420051]I have a problem with my hands, I've developed arthritis. As a result, I had to find a new bike to be my everyday bike. I can't do grip shifters anymore even for a...
05-14-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,226
Posted By CharlesP

You got it!

You got it!
05-14-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By CharlesP

A hybrid, indeed. Check out what's available in...

A hybrid, indeed. Check out what's available in shops, then go to www.bikesdirect.com and look at their hybrids. You can get a reasonably decent quality bike for under $450 and still have $50 left...
05-14-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By CharlesP

I'm pretty sure it's plain old, gas pipe tubing. ...

I'm pretty sure it's plain old, gas pipe tubing. It could be worth $100 if it's in great shape. Not a bad bike, but it has steel wheels and all and could be a bottomless pit of upgrade spending. ...
01-31-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,910
Posted By CharlesP

Possiblecrit, THANK YOU for making my day! Now...

Possiblecrit, THANK YOU for making my day! Now I'm ready to go out in that nasty Chicago weather!
Charles
12-02-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,789
Posted By CharlesP

Too much!

Now that Ive stopped laughing and have gotten up off the floor so I can reach the keyboard, count me in for the BOC Game. At last I can get rid of those hideous French BB cups, dried out tubes of...
12-01-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By CharlesP

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. I ended...

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. I ended up with a pair of Pearl Izumi "X-Alp Seek" shoes, they fit pretty well, just a tad long but room for warm/thick socks. Got size 42, on sale from REI....
11-22-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,447
Posted By CharlesP

An important point is that they REFUSED to go...

An important point is that they REFUSED to go "public" and sell stock. There were a TON of dealers who had $$$$$$$$ and years invested with the brand who wanted to buy stock and keep them going. ...
11-19-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61,144
Views: 9,148,405
Posted By CharlesP

I have the matching jersey!

I have the matching jersey!
11-19-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By CharlesP

Going to forward this to...

Going to forward this to "lawyerscumambulancechasers.com"
11-19-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,473
Posted By CharlesP

Not my cup o' cappucino, but gorgeous nonetheless.

Not my cup o' cappucino, but gorgeous nonetheless.
11-19-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,789
Posted By CharlesP

Wonder how much the postage is?

Wonder how much the postage is?
11-19-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,918
Posted By CharlesP

At least he could have flipped the rear brake...

At least he could have flipped the rear brake cable clamp and barrel adjuster to make it more aerodynamic, sheesh.
11-19-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,679
Posted By CharlesP

That fork if surely bent, see how close the tire...

That fork if surely bent, see how close the tire is to the downtube compared to later pics in the thread. Don't despair though, Nashbar has a threaded 1" carbon fork for $70-$90 depending on the...
11-19-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,616
Posted By CharlesP

Valve Caps

And since you have schraeder valves, blue dice or skull valve caps.:p
11-19-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,616
Posted By CharlesP

Looks like you've done a bit of cleanup work...

Looks like you've done a bit of cleanup work already. If you rescued the bike, kudo's! That there rust on the chrome brake parts ain't coming off, you'd have to beadblast and rechrome- big $$$. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By CharlesP

Shim the handlebars and use the stem you have, as...

Shim the handlebars and use the stem you have, as long as you're ok with the looks. You can cut a rectangular shim (or layer them) from a soda can, or buy a ready made shim. Suspect that ebikestop...
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By CharlesP

I agree with previous posts. The first 2 bikes...

I agree with previous posts. The first 2 bikes are overpriced by $100. The Nishiki was probably $200 when new. Only settle for the Schwinn if it's in super shape needing zero repairs. I presume...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,982
Posted By CharlesP

On closer look, you have a later "improved"...

On closer look, you have a later "improved" frame, the seatpost clamp is fine.
Replies: 5
Views: 3,982
Posted By CharlesP

It seems to be in decent shape, if it fits you go...

It seems to be in decent shape, if it fits you go for it. It's not a "real" Paramount made in Waterford, i THINK yours was made in the Mississippi plant that Schwinn foolishy broke the bank...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By CharlesP

The Gold Bike is NOT a Schwinn

Thanks for the extra photo's. The seatstay pic shows it to NOT be a US made Schwinn, the tips of the seatstays were pinched/crimped from the underside into a more triangular shape and there was a...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By CharlesP

The Gold Bike is NOT a Schwinn

Thanks for the extra photo's. The seatstay pic shows it to NOT be a US made Schwinn, the tips of the seatstays were pinched/crimped from the underside into a more triangular shape and there was a...
11-17-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,489
Posted By CharlesP

I remember that, got a message from the company. ...

I remember that, got a message from the company. They gave me a 20% discount which I promptly used. Have ordered many times since then, no problems for us, but I'm REAL security-paranoid and scan...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,963
Posted By CharlesP

I'd pass as well unless you have a "thing" for...

I'd pass as well unless you have a "thing" for it. For $450 you can get a new, modern bike from a place like bikesdirect.com. One of my bestest buds had an Alan of the same vintage, would LMAO when...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,141
Posted By CharlesP

Gomango, that is one SCHWEET 2002! I'll trade...

Gomango, that is one SCHWEET 2002! I'll trade you all my bikes, my '89 325i, and my firstborn son for it!
Now for the bike... a diamond in the rough, buy it unless it's really screwed up. Looks to...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By CharlesP

Absolutely Not Worth It!

No more to say, DON'T!
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By CharlesP

Good decision!

Good decision!
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By CharlesP

Need More Pics

Especially the top tube/seat tube joint. The tips of the seat stays were done in a particular way. This does NOT look like a LeTour or World Sport, also the rear dropouts have a different,...
11-15-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By CharlesP

Thanks, they have some nice looking stuff and...

Thanks, they have some nice looking stuff and decent prices, too!
11-15-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,799
Posted By CharlesP

This is my new GO TO place on the web when I need...

This is my new GO TO place on the web when I need some cheering up!

Thanks, all y'all posters!
11-15-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,174
Posted By CharlesP

Best laugh of the day!

Best laugh of the day!
11-15-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,332,114
Posted By CharlesP

De rasta tape rocks wid de red hoods, mon!

De rasta tape rocks wid de red hoods, mon!
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