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04-14-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,626
Posted By BikeMech

I'm aware of danscomp. I'm looking for vintage...

I'm aware of danscomp. I'm looking for vintage replacement parts. I've ordered some replica parts in the past for my 1983 Californian but can't find anything for this one. I know it's more of a...
04-13-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,626
Posted By BikeMech

Spalding bmx: spx2000

Was recently given the bike and looking for more info on it and pherhaps a source for replica parts. Mainly trying to find replacement tires
06-03-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,180
Posted By BikeMech

https://fbcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-x...

https://fbcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-0/10350439_10152106875670978_1903239157284467928_n.jpg
06-03-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,180
Posted By BikeMech

Schwinn lil chik? What year?

The head badge says Chicago, and has 3422 stamped into it. The serial number on the head tube says JT523647.

Based on what I found, it should be a 1982. However, the tires should be 20 x 1 3/4 but...
01-19-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By BikeMech

Trying to identify a paramount mtb

Serial # is on the headtube,and reads: 1A00343

Bike has deore dx components and a rock shox judy xc fork. My guess is 1980's,but i'd like to identify the exact year. Anybody know?
08-31-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By BikeMech

Western flyer info

Just picked this up earlier.
The only numbers i see are on the headtube.
D7791816
MO 275118

Bike has a shimano coaster brake wheel. Tires are 20x1.75
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By BikeMech

Sram. To me it has a crisper shift and you get...

Sram. To me it has a crisper shift and you get lighter components for less money.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 12:13 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,544
Posted By BikeMech

Bike mechanic but hopefully will be going to...

Bike mechanic but hopefully will be going to school soon for an auto mechanic certification.
03-19-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,074
Posted By BikeMech

new grips- ...

new grips-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/03192012706.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/03192012707.jpg

I have a white,kmc...
02-11-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,074
Posted By BikeMech

Brought it to work with me this morning,and...

Brought it to work with me this morning,and stayed for about a hour and a half after closing so i could get everything taken off and put back together..
...
02-10-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,074
Posted By BikeMech

Thankfully i'm not middle aged,and don't intend...

Thankfully i'm not middle aged,and don't intend to ride this :thumb:
02-09-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,074
Posted By BikeMech

1985 schwinn - predator qualifier project

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/02092012603.jpg

Traded an old steel frame roadbike that i converted to ss/flat bar to a buddy for this. He got it by trading a...
02-07-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,062
Posted By BikeMech

identifying old schwinn bmx serial

This is the number of the left dropout on the frame: 5290570

The bike is a schwinn predator qualifier. The places i find say that it should have two letters in front of the serial number but i...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,093
Posted By BikeMech

Bags. It's my daily,and i don't ever plan to make...

Bags. It's my daily,and i don't ever plan to make it hop,so hydros would have cost me more & also not performed near as well.

I'm currently running 2500lb bags,1 compressor,5 gallon tank,8...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,093
Posted By BikeMech

This- ...

This-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/01032012485copy.jpg
12-31-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By BikeMech

Thanks. And i don't know about value. I'm just...

Thanks. And i don't know about value. I'm just building this bike for my personal collection.
12-30-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By BikeMech

I couldnt find a place that sold the original red...

I couldnt find a place that sold the original red bands to go inside the rim,so i used a 700 rim strip,then used the regular rubber rim strip on top to prevent flats. Not bad for a total cost of...
12-28-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By BikeMech

Tires came in today,and we were slow enough that...

Tires came in today,and we were slow enough that i could spare a few minutes to install them..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/12282011455.jpg
...
12-27-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By BikeMech

They're 20" wheels. My tires were scheduled to...

They're 20" wheels. My tires were scheduled to be delivered today but didn't show up. Pretty disappointing. I just left the bike at the shop. Hopefully the tires come in tommorow and i can spare a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20,033
Views: 4,395,086
Posted By BikeMech

These ...

These
http://m.rei.com/img?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rei.com%2Fzoom%2Fss%2F333d7d9b-7bf2-4a54-935e-280dd15d22bc.jpg%2F320&ttl=10m

And these were an early christmas gift from my parents...
12-26-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By BikeMech

My '83 Californian project

How it looked when i first got it-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/07222011051-1.jpg


Removed the crappy seat cover,to discover that it still had the original...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By BikeMech

99% of my rides, i carry: Spare tube,small...

99% of my rides, i carry:

Spare tube,small patch kit,mini pump,cell phone,keys. All of which fit comfortably in my jersey. On longer rides i'll bring my wallet so i can grab lunch.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By BikeMech

Then why the hell am i so slow?! Lies!

Then why the hell am i so slow?! Lies!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,158
Posted By BikeMech

*Do a double century *Do a century on my...

*Do a double century
*Do a century on my mtb,completely on trails
*Win a few races for my team
*Ride from AL,to Georgia and back

That's all i can think of so far. Most of my focus is on winning...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By BikeMech

I wish more people thought this way. It's nice...

I wish more people thought this way. It's nice when someone shows that they actually appreciate the work you do.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,349
Posted By BikeMech

From the picture that i can see on my phone,i...

From the picture that i can see on my phone,i don't see anything wrong with the second one.
12-03-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By BikeMech

....?

....?
12-03-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By BikeMech

That one looks super nice. I'm surprised at how...

That one looks super nice. I'm surprised at how clean it is. I did notice however that it appears to be single speed,coaster brake. The tandem i have is a sturmey archer 3 speed,coaster brake. So far...
12-03-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By BikeMech

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobi...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/12032011365.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/12032011363.jpg
12-03-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By BikeMech

What confuses me is that the serial numbers you...

What confuses me is that the serial numbers you just mentioned use 6 numbers,but the one on the bottom bracket had 7? Not arguing the date,just trying to figure out
12-03-11, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By BikeMech

Just spent a couple hours on google and...

Just spent a couple hours on google and discovered it's a "Town and country". I can't seem to find my serial number listed anywhere? I'm mainly interested in the year of the bike.
12-03-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By BikeMech

Need help identify old schwinn tandem

The serial # looks like t003728
The frame does not have stickers/decals,but is painted. The headbadge has what looks like an AS or A5 in the middle,with schwinn quality around it. The bike has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By BikeMech

Anyone ever tried the origin 8 pro fit ul post?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Z061HO/ref=asc_df_B002Z061HO1802942?smid=A2TE9IQP68MWQU&tag=shopzilla_mp_1221-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B002Z061HO

I'm looking for a cheap post with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,015
Posted By BikeMech

I started off by riding my uncles old steel 10...

I started off by riding my uncles old steel 10 speed,then built up my own single speed steel roadbike and rode it for almost 1,000 miles,then a friend/customer at my old shop gave me a specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By BikeMech

Nice. My first year i hit 3400+ (I missed a...

Nice. My first year i hit 3400+ (I missed a couple months though)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By BikeMech

It's normal.....

It's normal.....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,339
Posted By BikeMech

101 miles.

101 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,149
Posted By BikeMech

Critical mass rides are a big NO. They just cause...

Critical mass rides are a big NO. They just cause hatred towards cyclists. There are much better ways to increase awareness without causing people to hate us more than they already do. I'd be pissed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,121
Posted By BikeMech

Left pocket: tube + mini frame pump Middle...

Left pocket: tube + mini frame pump
Middle pocket: cell phone
Right pocket: keys
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,768
Posted By BikeMech

Yes. I just make sure i don't crash

Yes. I just make sure i don't crash
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By BikeMech

I usually just use mine for total distance,trip...

I usually just use mine for total distance,trip distance,and speed. I check my average speed after my ride just to see how i faired on the ride but there are a bunch of variables to consider.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,015
Posted By BikeMech

It's all about the individual. I know a cat 1...

It's all about the individual. I know a cat 1 rider who does 100+ mile training rides like it's a piece of cake,where i on the other hand would do around 50. If you enjoy it and you feel like your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
Posted By BikeMech

Well, i had a century ride planned with a friend...

Well, i had a century ride planned with a friend and when i woke up,i felt like total crap. Popped some pills and took off. On the way back in we had to stop every 5-10 miles because i was burning up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,324
Posted By BikeMech

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobi...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/jamesq/Mobile%20Uploads/07302011078.jpg
10-18-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By BikeMech

As others have said,it's not the shops fault....

As others have said,it's not the shops fault. Once you break spokes and replace them,the tension gets thrown off on the other spokes. The only way to really fix the problem is to re-tension all of...
10-16-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By BikeMech

28/40 is my recommendation however it's a...

28/40 is my recommendation however it's a personal thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 11:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,781
Posted By BikeMech

Time trials are tough. Don't sweat your results...

Time trials are tough. Don't sweat your results too much. Just be glad you finished and learn from this race so you know how to be faster in the next one. A aero helmet with definately help a lot but...
09-11-11, 12:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,090
Posted By BikeMech

I overheard a customer today say presty valve......

I overheard a customer today say presty valve... That's a first
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 12:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,101
Posted By BikeMech

Seriously? Just wear your helmet and stop...

Seriously? Just wear your helmet and stop worrying. You'll thank me when you eventually crash and it keeps your skull intact.
09-06-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By BikeMech

I use grease on my seatpost and never had it drop...

I use grease on my seatpost and never had it drop down. And for carbon seatposts, we've used a light amount of grease. You should be torqueing carbon anyway. Torque it to the max setting and it...
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