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07-18-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Pompiere

I have some Kenda knobby 27x1 3/8" that are...

I have some Kenda knobby 27x1 3/8" that are barely 32 mm wide, even on a wide rim. Nashbar branded tires (from the pre-bankruptcy company), always were smaller than the stated size. 27x1 1/4 was 28...
07-17-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Pompiere

Brakes under the chain stay indicate around...

Brakes under the chain stay indicate around 1987-88. They weren't around very long.
07-16-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By Pompiere

It wasn't me, but I know the area. My mom used...

It wasn't me, but I know the area. My mom used to live one road over, on Schaffer Rd.
07-15-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Pompiere

If you remove the hardware and stiffener, a nylon...

If you remove the hardware and stiffener, a nylon bag will usually clean up pretty nice by tossing it in the washer. I have had some really nasty looking bags come out like new.
07-12-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,332
Posted By Pompiere

I would rather have a bike that evokes memories,...

I would rather have a bike that evokes memories, instead of a bike made when I was an infant. When I was in middle school in the mid seventies, a kid on my bus was raving about getting a new Fuji...
07-08-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Pompiere

I found this Schwinn Touring bag in an antique...

I found this Schwinn Touring bag in an antique mall in Kentucky. It wasn't in the package, but it still had the folds from when it was. I stuffed it with plastic bags and let it sit a couple hours...
07-08-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,416
Posted By Pompiere

I assembled one of those kits when I was a kid. I...

I assembled one of those kits when I was a kid. I think it came from the model-of-the-month club.
07-08-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,153
Posted By Pompiere

I have heard another version of that story...

I have heard another version of that story involving a retired engineer called back to the factory where he had worked. Being set in modern times, there were more zeros on his invoice.
07-07-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By Pompiere

I think tan sidewalls look better on darker...

I think tan sidewalls look better on darker colored bikes, so I would put them on the Ciocc. I also like tan on old bikes, so they would not look out of place on the Concord.
07-04-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,902,855
Posted By Pompiere

I think that is what's going on with the gravel...

I think that is what's going on with the gravel bike conversions. Everyone is asking "how big a tire will fit in my old road bike frame".
06-30-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By Pompiere

Classic & Vintage is a sliding scale. Pretty...

Classic & Vintage is a sliding scale. Pretty much everyone is welcome here, especially when you have something that other forums consider "obsolete". The road forum starts to get surly if you are...
06-28-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By Pompiere

There is a slight difference between 7 speed and...

There is a slight difference between 7 speed and 8 speed, but if you adjust so the middle cog is perfect, the inner and outer cogs will shift okay. I put 8 speed brifters on my son's bike with a 7...
06-26-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By Pompiere

Contrary to what many have reported, I found that...

Contrary to what many have reported, I found that moving the saddle forward tends to make my bikes less stable when taking my hands off the bars. I discovered this after moving the saddle forward to...
06-23-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,416
Posted By Pompiere

Once while riding, I saw a bald eagle hopping on...

Once while riding, I saw a bald eagle hopping on the ground like it was snagged on something. It was in front of a house, in the driveway, right next to the road. As I got closer, I'm trying to...
06-22-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Pompiere

I don't know of any shops that specialize in...

I don't know of any shops that specialize in vintage bikes, but there are a couple that I know have been around awhile that may be able to help you out. Wersell's in Toledo has had the same owner...
06-20-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 135,863
Posted By Pompiere

Two years of commuting duty, especially if it...

Two years of commuting duty, especially if it includes bad weather, would be good reason to suspect the BB needs work. Fenders can only do so much for keeping out water and grit.
06-18-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,867
Posted By Pompiere

I brought this old Hercules back from my dad's...

I brought this old Hercules back from my dad's yesterday. He got it for $2 at a garage sale several years ago. I am planning to go over it, replace cables and grease bearings, etc. The paint is...
06-11-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Pompiere

I didn't have surgery, but I had a similar...

I didn't have surgery, but I had a similar recovery plan after I bulged a disk in the L4/L5 region two years ago. First the chiropractor got it back in place, then several weeks of physical therapy...
06-09-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pompiere

About 10 years ago on a long Boy Scout trip out...

About 10 years ago on a long Boy Scout trip out west, one of the dads, who was in the National Guard, brought a bunch of MREs so the boys could take them on our longer day hikes. The ones I had were...
06-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,465
Posted By Pompiere

The Bourbon Country Burn was where I learned...

The Bourbon Country Burn was where I learned about him. I rode last year, but after burning myself out on the first day, I was in no shape to make the distance out to Four Roses. We stayed an extra...
06-08-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,465
Posted By Pompiere

My wife and I visited several Kentucky bourbon...

My wife and I visited several Kentucky bourbon distilleries last fall, but Four Roses was our favorite, for the tour and the bourbon. The master distiller, Brent Elliot, and several of the staff,...
06-05-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By Pompiere

I was pretty skinny back then, so jerseys fit...

I was pretty skinny back then, so jerseys fit looser. I didn't like how any weight in my jersey pockets would pull it to one side, so I would only carry a couple of dollars, my house key, and my ID....
06-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By Pompiere

I had this done with my great grandfather's 125...

I had this done with my great grandfather's 125 year old cornet. It cost around $200 for the dent removal and overhaul, but it looks beautiful. There is just a faint crease they couldn't get...
06-01-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Pompiere

Maybe he is trying to get her into riding, but...

Maybe he is trying to get her into riding, but she is a bit skeptical, so they buy the bike knowing he'll be happy with it if things don't work out.
06-01-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By Pompiere

Around me, Friday is the normal starting day for...

Around me, Friday is the normal starting day for garage sales, sometimes even on Thursday. By Saturday, most sales are closing by 1 or 2 o'clock because of nobody coming in. Sometimes there is a...
05-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,991
Posted By Pompiere

Tinkering with old stuff is the main reason I do...

Tinkering with old stuff is the main reason I do it. When people see me at a group ride for the first the probably think I dusted the cob webs off the old thing to try riding again. After the third...
05-21-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,096
Posted By Pompiere

I found this Huffy Techtra at a garage sale for...

I found this Huffy Techtra at a garage sale for $5. I figured the Araya rims and newish tires were worth that much. It looked like it had hardly been ridden and always stored inside. With North...
05-19-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Pompiere

This was a treat to see. Most people in the US...

This was a treat to see. Most people in the US associate Dayton and Roadmaster with something else entirely. Dayton bikes were made by Huffman, which later became Huffy, and are are usually heavy...
05-18-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Pompiere

I have a Univega Alpina S7.3 with threadless 1...

I have a Univega Alpina S7.3 with threadless 1 inch air suspension fork. There are no markings on it. If there were decals, there is no sign of them. Both legs have schreader valves. It seems to work...
05-18-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,995
Posted By Pompiere

Where are you finding these? I bought my 310...

Where are you finding these? I bought my 310 thirty-five years ago in California. After I moved back to Ohio, it's rare for me to even see another Miyata, let alone one available for sale.
05-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By Pompiere

I have used a Zig paint pen I got at Micheal's...

I have used a Zig paint pen I got at Micheal's craft store for outlining lugs. It was pretty easy to use for someone who doesn't have a steady hand. I just put it in the groove and traced it...
05-15-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By Pompiere

Overhauling a 3 speed hub is not as hard as it...

Overhauling a 3 speed hub is not as hard as it sounds. There are a lot of diagrams on the internet. Also you can get a larger rear cog to make the hills easier.
05-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By Pompiere

With the flattened down tube, I think this may be...

With the flattened down tube, I think this may be a relative of the infamous Huffy Aerowind. It was given to me when some friends were cleaning out their garage. It was branded JC Penny, but I...
05-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Pompiere

The universal crank puller should work. It's...

The universal crank puller should work. It's mainly French Stronglight and TA cranks that need special tools. Just make sure the treads are in good shape and you screw the puller all the way in to...
05-07-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pompiere

My first bike was a Huffy Sting Ray clone called...

My first bike was a Huffy Sting Ray clone called the Cheeter Slick. I saw one for sale once at the Memory Lane swap for over $300, so too rich for something I can't even ride. My second bike was a...
05-06-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Pompiere

I was going to say Atlas. The chain wheel looks...

I was going to say Atlas. The chain wheel looks like Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders.
05-03-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Pompiere

I was thinking about making this old beater into...

I was thinking about making this old beater into a coaster brake bike even before this thread came up. Someone gave it to me when they were cleaning out their garage. I think it was a JC Penny bike....
05-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Pompiere

They shift by back pedaling, the same as applying...

They shift by back pedaling, the same as applying the brakes. In theory, after cruising in high gear, it goes to low when you stop so you are ready to take off again. It does take some getting used...
05-02-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Pompiere

If you went with a Bendix Red or Yellow band hub,...

If you went with a Bendix Red or Yellow band hub, you could have an extra low gear for climbing a hill or really windy days.
05-02-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Pompiere

I think it's funny how, in the 1980s, several...

I think it's funny how, in the 1980s, several makers were trying to reinvent the bottle cage. Cannondale had one with velcro. I think it was Rhode Gear had a unique dovetail mount. More than one...
04-30-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Pompiere

The 400T and the regular 400 were both available...

The 400T and the regular 400 were both available in red. The only difference is the 400T has an SR Oval-Tech triple crank, the 400 has an Oval-Tech double.

I bought a 400T last fall and only...
04-29-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Pompiere

About the cookies, are they called Monster...

About the cookies, are they called Monster Cookies because of their size, or the recipe? My family has had a recipe for Monster Cookies for many years. They are called Monster Cookies because they...
04-28-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Pompiere

In case you didn't catch the note on the...

In case you didn't catch the note on the installation sheet, turn the 6 mm wrench counter-clockwise to tighten the expander, and clockwise to loosen. This probably comes up more for people who are...
04-27-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,426
Posted By Pompiere

The cheapest, easy route to flat bars would be to...

The cheapest, easy route to flat bars would be to swap in a flat bar and a pair of brake levers. The current levers won't work with straight flat bars, since the curved levers will hit the bar...
04-24-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Pompiere

I'm planning to be there.

I'm planning to be there.
04-13-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,969
Posted By Pompiere

I can't speak as to the suitability of the older...

I can't speak as to the suitability of the older Brooks saddles, but I have purchased three new B17 saddles over the past five years. All were treated with an application of Proofhide per the...
04-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,831
Posted By Pompiere

Same with me. I have family obligations this...

Same with me. I have family obligations this week, but another date may work better in the future.
04-09-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Pompiere

I could probably rig something similar with a...

I could probably rig something similar with a bolt, washer, and a large socket. I have good luck with a squeeze clamp around the outside.

I thought "fixed cup" as opposed to "adjustable", not...
04-04-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Pompiere

This may be relevant in the quest to match paint...

This may be relevant in the quest to match paint colors from the past:
In my former life as a volunteer firefighter, we were ordering a new truck. We wanted it to match the rest of the trucks, so...
04-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,550
Posted By Pompiere

This is what mine must have looked like at some...

This is what mine must have looked like at some point. I only found the Rog decals after removing several layers of various colored house paint. Currently, it is wearing some $5 garage sale BMX...
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