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04-07-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By TugaDude

I think it is just a fact of life that bike shops...

I think it is just a fact of life that bike shops no longer do a lot of the things they used to do for free or for a pittance. Many shops used to offer "free" lifetime tune ups. Honestly, I don't...
04-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By TugaDude

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's...

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's site gives you a lot of suggestions. I have two conversions that I ride frequently and love the heck out of them.
I also have some single speed bikes...
03-19-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,461
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks, I appreciate knowing that. It does look...

Thanks, I appreciate knowing that. It does look unique.
03-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,461
Posted By TugaDude

What frame is that? Very interesting.

What frame is that? Very interesting.
03-06-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By TugaDude

If aluminum is your plan, this one is worthy of...

If aluminum is your plan, this one is worthy of discussion.

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/thunderdome
02-20-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,055
Posted By TugaDude

Foot retention on fixed gear is totally different...

Foot retention on fixed gear is totally different from bikes that can coast. If you lose grip on fixed, you can lose control and possibly get hurt by the rotating pedals. Plus, you lose any ability...
02-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,055
Posted By TugaDude

+1 on foot retention! Also, the OP mentioned...

+1 on foot retention!

Also, the OP mentioned "reverse pedal". Pedaling in reverse is only possible if the bike has come to a stop, so I'm sure what you meant was what is sometimes called "back...
02-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,055
Posted By TugaDude

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I...

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I suggest you travel to another area for your first attempt. Go find somewhere flat, with little traffic so that you can focus on riding the bike and...
02-16-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,461
Posted By TugaDude

Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?

Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?
Replies: 43
Views: 1,930
Posted By TugaDude

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We...

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We have a right to speak our minds. Period. So long as we are not using profanity or outright attacking someone, we have the right to say we don't...
02-12-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,288
Posted By TugaDude

I have straps on my favorite fixed gear and what...

I have straps on my favorite fixed gear and what I do is loosen one foot almost all the way and then time it so that when I apply the brake I yank that foot out and place it on the ground. Once you...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,930
Posted By TugaDude

It is sad when someone tries to take advantage of...

It is sad when someone tries to take advantage of the ignorance of others. I know the saying "let the buyer beware", but stuff like this just gets my goat.
02-11-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 903
Posted By TugaDude

No idea on the builder but the overall...

No idea on the builder but the overall workmanship is very good. The thinned lugs and clean shorelines are representative of someone with a high level of skill. The cutout in the bottom bracket...
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By TugaDude

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I...

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I sold a frame-only for $200 several years ago. Would have kept it but it was just too big.
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By TugaDude

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a...

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a nice example. Especially with better-than-average components. Be careful on estimates because some are offered by those who will suggest what THEY...
02-04-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,288
Posted By TugaDude

Pretty much the same thing I was going to...

Pretty much the same thing I was going to suggest. Besides the legal requirements that might be in play in your area, it is just smart to have brakes, at least a front one. I'm probably not the...
02-03-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By TugaDude

Reach out to Scrodzilla, AKA Dave, the owner of...

Reach out to Scrodzilla, AKA Dave, the owner of Retrogression. He will tell you about the various cranks he inventories. He rides and knows what works and what doesn't.
02-01-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,461
Posted By TugaDude

Very cool bike, love the maker and love the...

Very cool bike, love the maker and love the colors.
02-01-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,461
Posted By TugaDude

Nice pic! The Dura Ace hubs rock.

Nice pic! The Dura Ace hubs rock.
01-28-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,461
Posted By TugaDude

very cool picture! Give us details on the build...

very cool picture! Give us details on the build please.
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By TugaDude

Here you go, courtesy of Classic Rendezvous... ...

Here you go, courtesy of Classic Rendezvous...

Paris Sport & Victor Cycles were "house brands" name applied to many bicycles as sold and distributed by Park Cycle & Sports in Ridgefield Park, New...
01-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By TugaDude

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula...

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula Hubs. Keep them greased and at the right tightness and they are fine. Regular commuters that ride in severe weather prefer sealed bearings for...
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By TugaDude

I had never heard of the brand, but don't take...

I had never heard of the brand, but don't take that as a negative as there are probably a number of brands out there I've never heard of. Certainly it wasn't a "mainstream" bike. Have you tried...
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By TugaDude

Not so sure. Yes, there is a website with some...

Not so sure. Yes, there is a website with some info, but I also found some messages, including some here on Bike Forums which indicate they closed shop. The owner of the bike can try to message...
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By TugaDude

velobase is way more comprehensive than any other...

velobase is way more comprehensive than any other component database. I found a Chorus RD that bears many of the hallmarks of the one shown.
...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for coming back. A lot of people never...

Thanks for coming back. A lot of people never do. Most don't. Completed sales are good info. Congrats.
01-11-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By TugaDude

My suggestion is to check out All City's Big...

My suggestion is to check out All City's Big Block. I've never been disappointed in anything regarding mine.
12-31-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By TugaDude

Those are monster teeth. The width of the teeth...

Those are monster teeth. The width of the teeth wouldn't work well with modern chain I don't think. Back in the day there was a 3/16" wide chain, so perhaps that cog is to be used with the wider...
12-31-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By TugaDude

Looking good!

Looking good!
12-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,358
Posted By TugaDude

A lot of diverse opinions here and a lot of good...

A lot of diverse opinions here and a lot of good points made. I'll share some of my thoughts with you. First, I've never been in the camp where I tried to keep up with technology at all costs. I...
12-26-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By TugaDude

One of the cool things about a forum is that the...

One of the cool things about a forum is that the information can be valuable to folks in "real time" and in the future. Unfortunately, when you change your original post and then later pretty much...
12-23-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By TugaDude

Welcome to the club! I own several fixed-gear...

Welcome to the club! I own several fixed-gear bikes but one of my favorites is still my converted Miyata 312. It is just perfect for me in every way. Do I wish it had track fork ends? Yes. Does...
12-21-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By TugaDude

I've never owned a titanium bike and probably...

I've never owned a titanium bike and probably never will, but I can definitely understand the appeal. There is a richness to the metal, a luster that just looks amazing in my opinion. Not having to...
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By TugaDude

This was found on the web... ...

This was found on the web...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By TugaDude

Could just be the angle of the photo, but the...

Could just be the angle of the photo, but the fork looks wonky to me. Possibly a bent steerer tube. Worth checking out to make certain.
12-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By TugaDude

When I look at that photo it reminds me of the...

When I look at that photo it reminds me of the phrase "the stuff that dreams are made of". All of my bikes are hanging from the rafters in my garage. It is a pain, but the only way I can really go....
12-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By TugaDude

I want to echo the comments about the build...

I want to echo the comments about the build quality and the paint. My Big Block was from the first year and is the red with white "socks". The paint is amazing, way better quality than I expected....
12-07-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,582
Posted By TugaDude

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/7_3_20_193_0e176b9f0917767dae789bfd5782a0029db5d283.jpg...
12-03-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By TugaDude

As usual, RobbieTunes gives some great insight...

As usual, RobbieTunes gives some great insight and even shows examples of what is possible. The idea that powder coating "necessarily" obscures detail in frames is overblown in my opinion. Just...
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By TugaDude

Difficult to say no knowing your local market. ...

Difficult to say no knowing your local market. Many cities have a shortage of decent bikes for sale on the various sites, and if Denver is among them, then you'll do better. I'm thinking somewhere...
11-18-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By TugaDude

Yes. You can also put photos into an album in...

Yes. You can also put photos into an album in your user area and then people can transfer them to the thread. Different ways to skin the cat.
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By TugaDude

I don't know how much help this article is, but...

I don't know how much help this article is, but it does clearly show that some models had two shift levers.
...
10-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,836
Posted By TugaDude

I wouldn't. Find a frame that suits, don't try...

I wouldn't. Find a frame that suits, don't try to make this one into something it is not. But then again, I hang out in the Classic & Vintage forum, where removing bits is tantamount to blasphemy....
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By TugaDude

Giant brand is a definite step up from department...

Giant brand is a definite step up from department store quality. It appears clean and in good condition. If it is ready to ride, the price is about what I'd expect in the current environment. Bike...
10-05-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By TugaDude

Like Veganbikes said, if you made it SS/FG-only...

Like Veganbikes said, if you made it SS/FG-only it wouldn't be so high. Maybe a few hundred dollars. But I have a number of cranksets that COULD be used on a SS/FG bike and those alone are worth...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By TugaDude

Glad it worked out for you! It truly is a...

Glad it worked out for you! It truly is a beautiful bike. I hope you post some photos after you get it cleaned and tuned up. I especially like the gold-tone components. I noticed on some Peugeot...
10-02-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By TugaDude

The frame is way better than I think you are...

The frame is way better than I think you are giving it credit for. First, it is likely 4130 CroMO and it was made in Japan for Schwinn and the workmanship at that point in time was excellent. The...
09-25-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By TugaDude

Now that is a bike. Anyone that looks at that...

Now that is a bike. Anyone that looks at that and doesn't "get it", doesn't get it.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By TugaDude

It is a very nice bike and definitely a steal at...

It is a very nice bike and definitely a steal at $80 bucks. Lower the handlebar stem though. It isn't terribly far past the minimum insertion line, but still...

If that bike were my size I'd be...
09-22-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,713
Posted By TugaDude

"Any bike that makes you want to ride it is a...

"Any bike that makes you want to ride it is a good bike."

Me
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