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Posted By mightymax

I paid 300.00 for mine 2 years ago. I thought I...

I paid 300.00 for mine 2 years ago. I thought I overpaid a bit but got the guy to go 300.00 instead of 325.00.
I don't see many of these on Chicago CL and when I do they routinely are posted at...
07-31-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,675
Posted By mightymax

Interesting thread. I have always had a frame...

Interesting thread. I have always had a frame pump but considered getting a Co2 inflator. I just never knew how many cartridges it takes to fill a tube. Some on this thread have had bad experience...
07-31-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By mightymax

Two and a half years ago I had to have Heart...

Two and a half years ago I had to have Heart Valve replacement surgery. I had been riding a lot in the previous years and believe cycling kept me alive with an undiagnosed heart problem. Anyway after...
07-31-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By mightymax

Yes there must be an increase by the simple fact...

Yes there must be an increase by the simple fact that where I live (Chicagoland area) You go into a Target, Meijer, or Wal Mart and they have no bikes! None!!! Hardly any accessories either.
I took...
06-07-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,682
Posted By mightymax

I have only used their inner tubes in the past....

I have only used their inner tubes in the past. They were fine.
Max Bryant
06-07-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By mightymax

Heart Problem? I was experiencing blurred vision...

Heart Problem? I was experiencing blurred vision at times as well as dizziness and vertigo. Finally went to Doctor that knew his stuff. Found out I had a Bicuspid heart valve and was immediately sent...
01-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By mightymax

I found a saddle I really like. Nothing fancy but...

I found a saddle I really like. Nothing fancy but works for my needs and is comfortable. Once I decided I liked this saddle, I have them on all 6 or so of my bikes. I decided that if each bike rides...
10-25-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By mightymax

It's about me wondering why the bike rode fine on...

It's about me wondering why the bike rode fine on three separate rides and all of a sudden the bars/fork be frozen up. it's also about me not wanting to have to take apart the headset if I don't have...
10-24-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,984
Posted By mightymax

I am a Schwinn man. If you like the bike and want...

I am a Schwinn man. If you like the bike and want to upgrade and have the means to do so. Then just do it.
Remember those Chicago built Schwinns have lifetime guarantees on the frames and will last...
10-23-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By mightymax

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10-23-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By mightymax

Thanks guys, I guess I will have to take it to...

Thanks guys,
I guess I will have to take it to a bike shop. I do my own maintenance and general upkeep but this sounds like a job for a pro.

I don't understand why it rode fine for a couple of...
10-23-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By mightymax

Cannot easily turn handlebars

Hi everyone
I have a situation that arose. I have a Schwinn Superior. I fell off the bike 7 weeks ago and was hurt but that's a story for another time. I started to try to ride again several days...
08-30-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By mightymax

Thanks for the reply. I originally posted 27x but...

Thanks for the reply. I originally posted 27x but checked the pic I snapped and it is 28×1 5/8ths× 1 1/8th.

So 700c×25 should work.....

Cheers
Max Bryant
08-30-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By mightymax

Replacement tires for Ross 290S

Hi folks picked up a Ross Signature 290S and am not sure what tires would replace the rotten ones it came on. Tires embossed with Ross name like they are proprietary. Size says 28×1 5/8ths x 1 1/8th....
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Posted By mightymax

[/QUOTE] Max, your 290S is an import, and not a...

[/QUOTE]
Max, your 290S is an import, and not a Kellogg (Allentown, PA built) Ross.[/QUOTE]

Yes Ebay was probably where I saw this frame being offered.

I know my 290S was probably nothing...
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Views: 1,726
Posted By mightymax

Was this on Chicago CL recently? If yes I think I...

Was this on Chicago CL recently? If yes I think I saw it. If not I am losing my mind as I swear I saw an ad for a Kellog frame. Anyway it is great you could authenticate this with the man himself.
...
06-29-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By mightymax

I too bought a Chrome Voyaguer that has a very...

I too bought a Chrome Voyaguer that has a very small dent in the top tube. I thought about it and the bike was more or less nearly flawless except for the dent. I bough it and the dent was masked...
06-28-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By mightymax

I find those lights on High Beam to be blindingly...

I find those lights on High Beam to be blindingly bright and I ride either early morning or early afternoon as I work nights. I understand if you street ride the safety bonus these lights can offer....
06-28-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,518
Posted By mightymax

Heart Valve replacement surgery 16 months ago....

Heart Valve replacement surgery 16 months ago. Then hernia repaired in the middle of my chest scar 8 months ago, then a hydrocele that developed in this same time frame repaired on Dec. 21st. I was...
10-28-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By mightymax

I have discovered this about Skab patches. They...

I have discovered this about Skab patches. They are not a permanent repair, at least for me. Each time I have used Skabs, I assumed the tube was fixed. Always after several days the tires were still...
08-27-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,045
Posted By mightymax

Pump

I call AAA. I am joking but before I left AAA, on my premium membership they offered service to cyclists. I was so unhappy with their automobile service, and I had them for 30 plus years, that I...
07-28-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By mightymax

It was mentioned in No Hands: The Rise and Fall...

It was mentioned in No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company that logistically Greenville was the worse place in the Country they could have put a bicycle factory. Also it was never...
07-19-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By mightymax

Nice job! Thanks for sharing. Yeah I know...

Nice job! Thanks for sharing. Yeah I know 'serious' bike guys knock these levers. I have bikes with and without. I find them very functional on leisurely rides. It is always an OMG moment when I have...
07-19-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,156
Posted By mightymax

Some people are very demanding and it borders on...

Some people are very demanding and it borders on personality disorder. I have been in customer service my whole life and I come to this conclusion.
The only bad part of being a people person is the...
04-15-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By mightymax

Hopefully Spring will be here in the next few...

Hopefully Spring will be here in the next few weeks as it hasn't gotten here yet! Average temp this time of year is 56. It has been ten to twenty degrees below average, save for one or two days this...
04-15-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By mightymax

I bought a bike (Lotus) on Ebay two years ago....

I bought a bike (Lotus) on Ebay two years ago. The seller was someone, who by looking up his feedback, I determined he sold many bikes. Anyway I guess I got lucky because he shipped it in a bike box,...
03-15-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,694
Posted By mightymax

Sure does. I can tell the difference between...

Sure does. I can tell the difference between tires at 60psi then inflated to 85 psi and pedal resistance.

Max Bryant
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Views: 13,340
Posted By mightymax

180.00 for a bike you will ride alot and fall in...

180.00 for a bike you will ride alot and fall in love with. Priceless!

I love Schwinns and that Ebay bike is not my size but definitely my color. Purty

Max Bryant
01-23-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,028
Posted By mightymax

Same as me. I was always 6'3" until about a year...

Same as me. I was always 6'3" until about a year ago. I went in to have a checkup and when I was asked my height I told them. I was surprised when the Nurse corrected me and said I was only 6'2". I...
01-23-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By mightymax

I would get angry then swallow hard and let it...

I would get angry then swallow hard and let it go. You don't know the drivers situation so have no idea if he was being a safe driver and pulling over. Or was it just another person who cares about...
01-14-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,521
Posted By mightymax

I too had the nerve to ask a CL seller what frame...

I too had the nerve to ask a CL seller what frame size a bike was, as I couldn't tell by the angle in the one bad photo. I asked politely and even told the seller how to measure a frame in case they...
01-03-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By mightymax

Congratulations and good on you. I have kept...

Congratulations and good on you. I have kept track of my mileage since 2013. I ride almost everyday year round if Winter allows. One day a guy sidled up next to me and asked how far I ride in a year...
01-01-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,704
Posted By mightymax

For years, I used to ride up until about...

For years, I used to ride up until about Thanksgiving then go indoors for the winter and use the training stand. Then about 4 years ago, I pushed myself to Winter ride and now ride outdoors all year,...
01-01-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By mightymax

I have not ridden since Dec. 23rd when it was 20...

I have not ridden since Dec. 23rd when it was 20 degrees. I will ride down to twenty but if the windchill is in the teens I do not ride.
I hate cold weather period, and even though I am layered and...
12-22-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,835
Posted By mightymax

I was thinking recently I have not gotten any new...

I was thinking recently I have not gotten any new video alerts as I am a subscriber to his channel. I enjoyed his videos and his humor as well as knowledge. His Dad passed last year and the video...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,331
Posted By mightymax

I have a couple of 84 World Sports. Good, solid,...

I have a couple of 84 World Sports. Good, solid, smooth, dependable rides, made in Taiwan by Giant.
I also have an 86 that needs restoration but at the moment I am not remembering if it is a Taiwan...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,361
Posted By mightymax

As said 76 is one thing but an 86 is better. I...

As said 76 is one thing but an 86 is better. I think the 86 was made in Taiwan by Giant. I can't get to mine at the moment to check. I have two. One an 84 definitely made in Taiwan and the 86....
Replies: 10
Views: 3,266
Posted By mightymax

I have a Superior that looks exactly like this...

I have a Superior that looks exactly like this (24 in frame) except mine has a Brooks saddle. I thought mine was a 78 but since I never checked the serial for the date of manufacture I am now not so...
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By mightymax

I got an Excelle off of Ebay a couple years back....

I got an Excelle off of Ebay a couple years back. It may not be the highest end bike but, I love how it rides.

Max Bryant
11-24-17, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By mightymax

I vowed 27 years ago after spending 10 years in...

I vowed 27 years ago after spending 10 years in retail. That if I ever got out, I would NEVER be in any store the day after Thanksgiving. I have kept that promise to myself to this day. My Wife and...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,984
Posted By mightymax

I thought the same thing with mine I feel mine...

I thought the same thing with mine I feel mine has a lot of similarities to my Voyaguer 11.8.

Anyway I love my Concord!

Max Bryant
Replies: 12
Views: 3,994
Posted By mightymax

You did fine for 100.00. As said, when you get a...

You did fine for 100.00. As said, when you get a bike road ready again expect to add in another 40 to 100.00 in tires, tubes, bar tape etc.. Now did you buy it to flip? If yes then maybe your...
11-10-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,412
Posted By mightymax

I had a period of 4 days this summer where I had...

I had a period of 4 days this summer where I had three flats. It seemed it was always a puncture in the same location. Each time I checked the rim for burs cause I thought it was on the rim side of...
11-05-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,517
Posted By mightymax

Got mine. Thanks again! Max Bryant

Got mine. Thanks again!
Max Bryant
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By mightymax

I would be all over that. I ride 25 inch frames...

I would be all over that. I ride 25 inch frames and I do agree with you that it would be nice if the sellers could list that. A novice would not know how to measure a frame. So if they think it is...
10-31-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,336
Posted By mightymax

Just heard of a terror attack on NYC Bike Trail

I am a cyclist. I ride everyday. I rode 30 miles this morning and now am at work typing this. This hits very close to where we all like to go and relax and simply ride our bikes.
On the radio came...
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Views: 2,984
Posted By mightymax

I have a Concord Freedom Deluxe that I bought for...

I have a Concord Freedom Deluxe that I bought for 60 bucks on Craig's List a couple years ago. I was buying it for the rims to put on my Schwinn World Sport daily rider. It was in excellent shape and...
10-22-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,342
Posted By mightymax

I have a couple of Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8s. One is...

I have a couple of Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8s. One is the Black and Red and one is Chrome. Guess which one I think is a nice looking bike and which one I think is a work of art.....

Max Bryant
10-22-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,517
Posted By mightymax

I need a Ross Sticker because I'm Smart, Good...

I need a Ross Sticker because I'm Smart, Good looking (on my Ross Adventurer) and those with carbon fiber bikes hate me!

Max Bryant
09-09-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By mightymax

I have a large frame Denali I bought about 5 or...

I have a large frame Denali I bought about 5 or so years ago when when I needed a bike quick and cheap, due to my circumstances at the time. I am 6' 3" and 245. I assembled the bike myself as it is...
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