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09-23-20, 03:46 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^ That's 406.1g with the weight of the ink.

^^^^ That's 406.1g with the weight of the ink.
09-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,933,687
Posted By madpogue

Around here, there is no longer any difference...

Around here, there is no longer any difference between the two; the paths/trails (and parks) have become homeless camps.
09-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,040
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ That's the ticket, laddie!

^^^^^^ That's the ticket, laddie!
09-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 452
Posted By madpogue

I blame this whole thread on the murder hornets.

I blame this whole thread on the murder hornets.
09-23-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By madpogue

It's clearly stamped "R", so I doubt it's on the...

It's clearly stamped "R", so I doubt it's on the wrong side.
09-23-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,835
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ No toothpaste welds. But it magically...

^^^^^ No toothpaste welds.

But it magically whitens the pedals.
09-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,579
Posted By madpogue

The bottle opener / lock ring tool is cool; I...

The bottle opener / lock ring tool is cool; I picked one up just because I happened to be up at Yellow Jersey a couple years ago. But the lock ring is VERY low torque, less than the lock ring on a...
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By madpogue

Welcome Lorelei. Do you have any photos of the...

Welcome Lorelei. Do you have any photos of the bike? You'll need to make 10 posts here before you can post pictures, but there's a workaround. Go ahead and try to post the pics to this thread. You...
09-22-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,040
Posted By madpogue

I'd give him five bucks for that fly Kabuki head...

I'd give him five bucks for that fly Kabuki head badge.
09-22-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,835
Posted By madpogue

Whatever's left of the COVID tax is offset by the...

Whatever's left of the COVID tax is offset by the rough condition, icky grab-ons, awful presentation, even worse photos and worthless text.
...
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By madpogue

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1908/80-16001567168806105289816590675695_5eaf874b4a79fc91dc1ca53d40d2905f0f2419ea.jpg

A photo of the drive side would be...
09-22-20, 08:07 AM
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Views: 1,933,687
Posted By madpogue

Another history question Tom might be...

Another history question Tom might be able/willing to answer.
09-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,244
Posted By madpogue

Were you playing it along the way? (The piano,...

Were you playing it along the way?
(The piano, that is....)
09-21-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By madpogue

I just get the "rolling donut" (21st-Century...

I just get the "rolling donut" (21st-Century hourglass) trying to view the video.
09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By madpogue

But it's alright, now......

But it's alright, now......
09-21-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By madpogue

Actually, if it's indeed a 1984 One Thousand, the...

Actually, if it's indeed a 1984 One Thousand, the catalog ( https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2084.pdf ) specs a Shimano UG (Uniglide) 5-speed freewheel. It...
09-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 604
Posted By madpogue

I'd want to see photos. Wait -- on second though,...

I'd want to see photos. Wait -- on second though, I wouldn't.

To the OP -- I would take rosefarts up on his (?) offer, before altering a classic frame. Between an option you can undo and an...
09-21-20, 11:48 AM
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Views: 8,500,835
Posted By madpogue

That'll afford the seller a keyboard with a...

That'll afford the seller a keyboard with a working ENTER key so he can form paragraphs.
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By madpogue

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the...

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the cool factor edge. Darn shame about that condition and the Heinz 57 components. That orange is especially susceptible to fade.
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By madpogue

"Chicago" was just a reference to Schwinn's HQ,...

"Chicago" was just a reference to Schwinn's HQ, not the place of manufacture. Mid-'80s, I think the bike would have been built in Greenville, SC. The 1006 on the headbadge indeed day 100 of 1986.
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Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-stump_1__85fe4f841ec4b0965af0c9f3be98897a32fa49d2.jpg

An overall photo from the drive side, and photos of the...
09-21-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,040
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Maybe the fountain comes with? It's more...

^^^^ Maybe the fountain comes with? It's more prominent in the photo than the bike.
09-21-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,244
Posted By madpogue

Would count double if it were on a Landshark.

Would count double if it were on a Landshark.
09-19-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,244
Posted By madpogue

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By madpogue

I haven't checked other states, but in WI, to get...

I haven't checked other states, but in WI, to get an individual person's address through voter registration, you have to know the name and birth date. You can buy mass voter lists, but they're not...
09-19-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,244
Posted By madpogue

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers'...

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers' market one day, we spotted him in the window well of a "garden" (basement) apartment. He couldn't have scaled the sheer vertical concrete sides. Went...
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By madpogue

Only if you own the property where you live.

Only if you own the property where you live.
09-18-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By madpogue

Are those the "triangle" Shimano 600 pedals, with...

Are those the "triangle" Shimano 600 pedals, with clips?
09-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 104,766
Posted By madpogue

EEEK, lower that stem! Do you see the Minimum...

EEEK, lower that stem! Do you see the Minimum Insertion indicator?

T-Mar will know for sure, but that serial number appears to match a Miki build, second fortnight (late January) 1984.
09-18-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By madpogue

On the contrary, he proposed an amendment to the...

On the contrary, he proposed an amendment to the project, that would require yoga pants.
09-18-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 764
Posted By madpogue

The way the frame tubes protrude into the shell,...

The way the frame tubes protrude into the shell, I don't see how a cartridge BB could be fit into it.
09-17-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By madpogue

Looks slightly steampunk. I probably would have...

Looks slightly steampunk. I probably would have wrapped the whole length of the pipe, then cut into the wrap for the slots. But if it's solid and holds the light without vibration while going down...
09-17-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By madpogue

Corollary / riddle, an update on the old computer...

Corollary / riddle, an update on the old computer salesman riddle:

Q: What's the difference between a car salesman and a boutique bike salesman in an idle-rich playground community?

A: The car...
09-16-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By madpogue

That's the next line of boutique items this...

That's the next line of boutique items this company will be selling. "Vintage" console TVs from the '70s, rigged to auto-play reruns of Let's Make a Deal from a youtube feed. With a can of Lemon...
09-16-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By madpogue

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date...

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date when they stick a brass bell on an old Firenze and "artfullly feature" it for a grand or two.
09-16-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By madpogue

A few pedals have only an allen fitting on the...

A few pedals have only an allen fitting on the end of the shaft, and no flats. Those are the only type that won't work, for the obvious reason.
09-15-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By madpogue

First place to check is the bottom bracket shell.

First place to check is the bottom bracket shell.
09-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By madpogue

+1, the markings indicate 1983. I think it's a...

+1, the markings indicate 1983. I think it's a "plain' Voyageur, not an SP; an SP would have cantilever brakes, and, as mentioned, a contrasting-color head tube.

Schwinn catalogs, 1981 - 1990 (208...
09-15-20, 12:52 PM
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Views: 3,212,040
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....
09-15-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By madpogue

What's the four-digit number on the head badge?

What's the four-digit number on the head badge?
09-14-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,040
Posted By madpogue

Sandwich Police are my heroes.

Sandwich Police are my heroes.
09-14-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By madpogue

Are they stiff or sticky? A quick shot of light...

Are they stiff or sticky? A quick shot of light lubricant is all you should need with thumbies. There are no pawls or ratchets that can fail to engage.
09-14-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By madpogue

Probably 1997 or later, with the V-brakes.

Probably 1997 or later, with the V-brakes.
09-13-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By madpogue

Both serial numbers are for a 1983 520. Probably...

Both serial numbers are for a 1983 520. Probably 053741, a 19" frame. http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/1983/83Trek7.jpg

Is the seat post unstuck?

Steerer tube length sounds right.
09-13-20, 04:49 PM
09-13-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By madpogue

Serial number?

Serial number?
09-13-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By madpogue

The shank of the nut must be bent, if it doesn't...

The shank of the nut must be bent, if it doesn't slide out. That also may be preventing the bolt from threading all the way in. I think you need to figure out a way to get the nut out.
09-13-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,933,687
Posted By madpogue

That doesn't change the direction of the threads.

That doesn't change the direction of the threads.
09-12-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 811
Posted By madpogue

Are there adjusters for the ends of the springs...

Are there adjusters for the ends of the springs that engage the brake arms?
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