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09-19-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By ncrnelson

I picked up a Schwinn Tempo that's too small for...

I picked up a Schwinn Tempo that's too small for me that I intend to flip. I've decided to wait until next summer to attempt to sell it. I've seen too many decent bikes languishing on Craigslist and...
09-16-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 179,805
Posted By ncrnelson

Put a torch on the socket and heat it up, then...

Put a torch on the socket and heat it up, then just push it onto the plastic.
09-16-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By ncrnelson

I think they're a great all around tire. They...

I think they're a great all around tire. They roll well on pavement and grip in the dirt. They're wide enough to handle loose sandy soil but still fit in the frame, granted without much room to...
09-14-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,113
Posted By ncrnelson

I would personally try something like this ...

I would personally try something like this
https://www.performancehealth.com/mini-perforated-orfilight-splinting-material

Mold it to the inside of your shoe or an insole you like the shape of.
09-13-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By ncrnelson

I picked up this 91 Kona Explosif at the...

I picked up this 91 Kona Explosif at the beginning of the summer. The bike is full Deore XT, but had a mismatched cheapo front wheel and the front derailleur cage was broken. I built new wheels on XT...
09-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By ncrnelson

Yeah, vintage Cannondales are just awful. If...

Yeah, vintage Cannondales are just awful. If you're in Minnesota, I'll dispose of it for you. No charge, even.

Try out the bike for a while before making big changes. Downtube shifters are really...
09-05-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,072
Posted By ncrnelson

I was still in high school when this thread was...

I was still in high school when this thread was still active
09-04-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,952
Posted By ncrnelson

1984 Schwinn Tempo rescued

I picked up this 84 Schwinn tempo for $30. It's the year the tempo debuted and I believe the only year the frame wasn't made from Columbus tenax, frame and fork are both Tange Champion 2. I believe...
08-27-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,186
Posted By ncrnelson

I just finished building up a Voyageur SP. The...

I just finished building up a Voyageur SP. The stem on mine was dull as well, but shined up well. There's plenty of aluminum polishing how tos, but I sprayed mine with easy off oven cleaner, two...
08-27-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,316
Posted By ncrnelson

1982 Schwinn Voyageur SP

Just finished the build of this 1982 Voyageur SP. It was in somewhat rough condition when I got it, a number of rust spots and two dents on the top tube. I touched up the rust spots and fixed and...
08-22-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By ncrnelson

I like the Kenda small block tire, it handles...

I like the Kenda small block tire, it handles pavement, gravel, dirt and sand well. It's a little wider at 2.1 or 2.3, though.

If you have 6 sprockets in the rear, then I think you'd have to be...
08-20-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17,898
Views: 2,806,994
Posted By ncrnelson

"Vintage French leather bike saddle $20"

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2377147235668215/


Just hit it with a bit of proofide and you're good to go.

For real though, this thing looks like a burnt...
08-20-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17,898
Views: 2,806,994
Posted By ncrnelson

I was tempted to post this one myself, pure...

I was tempted to post this one myself, pure delusion.
08-17-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By ncrnelson

I also recommend the Cannondale. I have an 83...

I also recommend the Cannondale. I have an 83 ST500, Cannondale's first bike. It's a great bike, well made and well spec'd.
08-12-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17,898
Views: 2,806,994
Posted By ncrnelson

Selling Bike $1000

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Selling Bike $1000...
08-10-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By ncrnelson

Thanks, I'll check those out

Thanks, I'll check those out
08-10-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By ncrnelson

Can anyone identify this rim?

The only marking is the "made in USA" sticker. It's an anodized 700c clincher rim, my wife called the color gold. My calipers put the outer dimension at about 19.5mm. It's laced to a Maillard hub...
08-09-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By ncrnelson

Is this the one from the Minneapolis listing?

Is this the one from the Minneapolis listing?
08-08-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 52,469
Views: 7,083,462
Posted By ncrnelson

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/66473733_3263045550373054_2891988921359532032_o_08768274863dccce900ae2b15615befac2aa4031.jpg...
08-05-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By ncrnelson

I'd just ride it, personally. I have an 87...

I'd just ride it, personally. I have an 87 Cannondale SM400. Those frames are so overbuilt, I think it would take more than some youth's misguided ingenuity to destroy it.
07-07-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,736
Views: 1,609,025
Posted By ncrnelson

This was a very lucky find, indeed, fits me...

This was a very lucky find, indeed, fits me perfect too. This is the first bike I've ever bought from a thrift store, can't say these kind of deals come by every day.
07-06-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6,736
Views: 1,609,025
Posted By ncrnelson

92 or 93 Kona Explosif

I picked this Kona Explosif up at a thrift store for $60. The rear rim was worn through, front wheel was a cheapo replacement, front derailleur cage was broken off, and the rear derailleur, cassette...
06-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By ncrnelson

According to the catalogs, The Ace was only made...

According to the catalogs, The Ace was only made from 74-76, then again for 89 and 90, but much different looking. My guess is this is a 76.
06-22-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,952
Posted By ncrnelson

1976? Fuji The Ace

Pretty rough mid 70s Fuji The Ace with a mix of the original Dura-Ace and some oddball newer components. $25 thrift store...
06-22-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By ncrnelson

Fuji diamond in the (very) rough?

I just picked up this Fuji road bike from a thrift store yesterday. I saw the suntour barcons from halfway across the parking lot and made a bee-line for it. Upon closer inspection, this bike has...
08-08-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,805
Posted By ncrnelson

Looks like a great multi purpose bike, I...

Looks like a great multi purpose bike, I encourage doing what you can with what you've got. I'd skip the repaint and save that money for other upgrades, it's hard to stop. The paint looks pretty darn...
08-05-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,115
Posted By ncrnelson

I've got 3 bikes, all aluminum. Aluminum is...

I've got 3 bikes, all aluminum. Aluminum is definitely real.

That said, my next bike will probably be steel, aluminum is all I've had since my Gary Fisher mountain bike when I was a kid. I gotta...
08-05-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,427
Posted By ncrnelson

Cannondale has been 27.2 since day one, unless...

Cannondale has been 27.2 since day one, unless newer carbon frames use a larger size.
08-05-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 444,640
Posted By ncrnelson

I told myself I wasn't going to make anymore...

I told myself I wasn't going to make anymore cycling related purchases this summer, but for $87 new and from a MN retailer I couldn't resist. I may post a report on how it feels and compares to my...
08-04-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,427
Posted By ncrnelson

That's an interesting bike for sure. I've got an...

That's an interesting bike for sure. I've got an original '83 ST500 and it's a lot different than your bike, mostly in the ways you've already mentioned, cable guides, cable stops, dropouts, seat...
08-03-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 103,260
Posted By ncrnelson

A black lightning is only a black lightning with...

A black lightning is only a black lightning with the black Suntour components, otherwise it's just an SR. That frame also doesn't say black lightning on the top tube, so was probably never a black...
08-01-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By ncrnelson

I love the look of big fat cruiser style tires in...

I love the look of big fat cruiser style tires in vintage mountain bikes; fat Franks, big apples, hookworms. They seem perfect for urban riding, cushy and resistant to punctures. Something big would...
07-31-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By ncrnelson

I understand the rationale behind converting 700...

I understand the rationale behind converting 700 to 650, but what's wrong with 26? Seems like you're needlessly looking for trouble and expensive parts, just to end up with fewer tire options.
07-31-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,836
Posted By ncrnelson

Looks nice. I see you're also a vintage camera...

Looks nice. I see you're also a vintage camera fan, seems to be a common overlap of interests here.
07-27-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17,898
Views: 2,806,994
Posted By ncrnelson

I'm pretty sure that's the new Bike Friday.

I'm pretty sure that's the new Bike Friday.
07-27-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By ncrnelson

Geometry's too tight for an ST, definitely an SR....

Geometry's too tight for an ST, definitely an SR. Looks like an 87 or 88.
07-26-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14,292
Views: 1,310,295
Posted By ncrnelson

Those pictures fail to depict how miserably hot...

Those pictures fail to depict how miserably hot it was today, it looks downright nice in them. One of these days I need to ride down to Minnehaha falls, I've never been. That's a nice little bit of...
07-26-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,244
Posted By ncrnelson

Some day I'd like to build up a 3 speed road...

Some day I'd like to build up a 3 speed road bike, maybe from an old Raleigh or something. I intend to use a bar end shifter, I love them on my newer road bike.
07-25-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,724
Posted By ncrnelson

Thanks. No, I don't think so. I don't think it...

Thanks. No, I don't think so. I don't think it would bend back enough to line up with the lower eyelets. I think I'm probably going to just buy a new Blackburn ex2 rack, they carry them in silver in...
07-25-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,724
Posted By ncrnelson

I've got the lowrider Blackburn front rack which...

I've got the lowrider Blackburn front rack which is nice, though it's mostly on for looks. I may remove it, taking out the front wheel requires pulling out the qr skewer because it gets caught in...
07-24-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,833
Posted By ncrnelson

If you aren't carrying 50lbs of gear I don't...

If you aren't carrying 50lbs of gear I don't think you need to spend $150-200 on a steel rack. Of course there aren't a lot of bare metal options in aluminum. I'm thinking of buying a Blackburn ex2...
07-24-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,135
Posted By ncrnelson

A few years ago at about 10am I saw a guy riding...

A few years ago at about 10am I saw a guy riding a bike through a Petco parking lot lean to the side and vomit all while carrying on his merry way. A class act if I ever saw one.
07-24-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,727
Posted By ncrnelson

Found a brand new women's Patagonia jacket...

Found a brand new women's Patagonia jacket earlier this summer, ended up giving it to my mom.

I found a cell phone recently. Found a fishing rod, Mr heater portable heater, wallet, gloves, hats,...
07-24-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,177
Posted By ncrnelson

I'll throw in another vote for velomine.com. Last...

I'll throw in another vote for velomine.com. Last I looked they carried an open pro and ultegra wheelset for around or under $300. I feel like they also offered an ultegra set with butted spokes for...
07-23-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,724
Posted By ncrnelson

Not bad. I'm sure they were stock with the bike...

Not bad. I'm sure they were stock with the bike then, the fit looks too good.

I've got a similar Jim Blackburn non adjustable rear rack, but it doesn't sit near level. Bare aluminum racks are not...
07-23-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,724
Posted By ncrnelson

Ha, just noticed a curiously similar bike on...

Ha, just noticed a curiously similar bike on craigslist. What racks were those?
07-23-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By ncrnelson

I guess it's most important if you like it. ...

I guess it's most important if you like it.

Fixed gear doesn't have up be deep v's and bullhorns though, I thought that had gone out of vogue at this point anyways.

Neat unique frame, all the...
07-22-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By ncrnelson

If the seller doesn't have the bosses it looks...

If the seller doesn't have the bosses it looks like a Cannondale dealer may be able to supply them. I guess I didn't realize you were parting out the other bike. $40 isn't much of a gamble, if it...
07-22-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By ncrnelson

It's also missing the downtube shifter bosses....

It's also missing the downtube shifter bosses. I'd wait for a complete bike personally.
07-22-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By ncrnelson

Velo Orange sells a nice liking setback seatpost,...

Velo Orange sells a nice liking setback seatpost, Thompson does as well, though it's not as vintage looking. If you want aggressive you should be able to have the saddle relatively level, but further...
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