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10-20-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Pompiere

I still wear these Avocet shoes occasionally when...

I still wear these Avocet shoes occasionally when I am on an older bike with toe clips. I bought them around 1984. They were looking pretty ugly until I ran them through the washing machine and put...
10-20-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 747
Posted By Pompiere

:thumb: I have a 2238 receiver in the garage and...

:thumb: I have a 2238 receiver in the garage and a 2238B in the basement.

I don't have a Fuji, but I like 80's mountain bikes. They are so versatile to be set up for however you need them.
10-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 514
Posted By Pompiere

I'm following this thread because I'm in a...

I'm following this thread because I'm in a similar situation. I recently acquired a Fuji S12-S with rough paint and missing several of the original parts. I could spring for a nice repaint or...
10-10-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,515
Posted By Pompiere

I have both the Soma Sutro and the Nitto...

I have both the Soma Sutro and the Nitto Technomic. The Sutro is about 1 inch taller than a normal stem, the Technomic is about 2 inches taller. Since the head tube is angled, the reach is shorter...
10-09-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Pompiere

For mine, I cut a piece of corrugated plastic...

For mine, I cut a piece of corrugated plastic sign to fit the slot in the internal frame to support the bottom.
10-09-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Pompiere

I have a pair of Avocet shoes that are still in...

I have a pair of Avocet shoes that are still in decent shape, but a new pair of Bata shoes would be nice to have in reserve.
10-08-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By Pompiere

I don't know if this is how other stores operate,...

I don't know if this is how other stores operate, but at the Goodwill stores in our area, the employees who are pricing things work on a quota system. They have to put a certain amount of value out...
10-07-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pompiere

1987 Ross Mt. Hood, His and Hers ...

1987 Ross Mt. Hood, His and Hers

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10-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,294
Posted By Pompiere

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This was the most recent bike I purchased brand new for myself: 2011 Jamis Quest. ...
09-29-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Pompiere

My wife and I went camping for a few days at...

My wife and I went camping for a few days at Findley State Park in Ohio. There is a 9 mile mountain bike trail that runs around the outer perimeter. No long climbs, but a lot of short ups and downs...
09-26-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Pompiere

The stand over height of a 25 inch frame should...

The stand over height of a 25 inch frame should be close to 33.5-34 inches, depending on the tire size. That would be much closer to your size and could be fine tuned with adjustment to seat and...
09-26-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By Pompiere

Shimano uses the same spline pattern for their...

Shimano uses the same spline pattern for their internal gear hubs, so may be an alternative if you can't find a SA cog.
09-26-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Pompiere

Soma Sutro stem is another option if you don't...

Soma Sutro stem is another option if you don't need as much height. The stock stem puts the bars about 70 mm above the max height line, Soma Sutro is about 100 mm, and the Technomic is 135 mm.

The...
09-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Pompiere

The 310 has a fairly short chain stay, so a...

The 310 has a fairly short chain stay, so a larger tire will hit the bridge when mounting the wheel. A 32 mm tire is about as big as you can get without having to deflate it to get the wheel on. ...
09-22-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Pompiere

I have an older sibling to your bike. It has an...

I have an older sibling to your bike. It has an L serial number, but I definitely bought it in 1984. Maybe it was produced late in 1983? I have replaced a few things for personal comfort, but the...
09-20-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 488,963
Posted By Pompiere

Add your location to your profile so people can...

Add your location to your profile so people can estimate shipping cost or meet for in-person exchange. You can just use state or region if you want to maintain privacy.
09-19-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Pompiere

They typically measure a little smaller than the...

They typically measure a little smaller than the stated size. I have a couple that are marked 22.2 and can fit in an older Peugeot tandem.
09-19-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By Pompiere

You might catch a snow bird looking for a folding...

You might catch a snow bird looking for a folding bike to stow in his RV before heading south for the winter. Otherwise, spring is a better bet.
09-15-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Pompiere

If you like the bike and want to keep it, do what...

If you like the bike and want to keep it, do what makes you happy. Paint, powder coat, strip bare, wrap in contact paper, it's your bike.

However, painting a bike to sell rarely works out...
09-15-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Pompiere

Someone who knows more will surely have details,...

Someone who knows more will surely have details, but I think those have a threaded shaft that goes through the down tube, connecting the left and right sides.
09-12-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Pompiere

There is a bike shop about an hour from me that...

There is a bike shop about an hour from me that has a number of different Brooks saddle samples available for demo. I'm sure others offer this service as well.
09-11-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,118
Posted By Pompiere

I have done this when I can't get a wheel to...

I have done this when I can't get a wheel to straighten out. My nemesis is a hop or flat spot, but if I start over I can usually get it true, unless the rim is bent.
09-02-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,806
Posted By Pompiere

I would swap the parts over to the Waterford. If...

I would swap the parts over to the Waterford. If you are concerned about the originality on the PDG7, then hang on to the frame until you acquire the desired parts for the Waterford and then put the...
09-01-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Pompiere

I'm not sure if I got my security set at HF or...

I'm not sure if I got my security set at HF or somewhere else, but there are no 5 point bits. Mostly Torx and Allen with the hole in the end and some 3 point Phillips-style bits.

Fire hydrants...
08-27-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Pompiere

Sorry, this isn't that kind of bike forum. It's...

Sorry, this isn't that kind of bike forum. It's for old ten-speeds and mountain bikes, etc.
08-26-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Pompiere

No, I just drilled and tapped holes 1 inch up...

No, I just drilled and tapped holes 1 inch up from the original position.
08-26-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Pompiere

I made my own from a strip of 1" x 1/8"...

I made my own from a strip of 1" x 1/8" aluminum.
08-24-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,373
Posted By Pompiere

My wife and I were just there last week, although...

My wife and I were just there last week, although not on bikes. It was the last stop on our vacation before returning to Ohio. The story of how the arch was built was fascinating, especially the tram...
08-10-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By Pompiere

Maybe you are just showing more discretion. I...

Maybe you are just showing more discretion. I used to buy anything that was cheap. Lately, I have passed on cheap or even free bikes because I just don't have the time. I would rather spend my...
08-05-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Pompiere

I'm another one from NW Ohio, just north of...

I'm another one from NW Ohio, just north of Fremont. I frequently ride my 1984 Miyata 310 around the flat lands. I don't need a triple unless I venture up to Michigan.
07-26-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Pompiere

I bought a Takara for $5 at Goodwill a few months...

I bought a Takara for $5 at Goodwill a few months ago to scavenge some of the parts. I might reassemble the frame into a beater 3 speed if I get some spare time.
07-21-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,373
Posted By Pompiere

That is the former headquarters for the now...

That is the former headquarters for the now defunct Lonaberger Basket Company. They were hand made in Dresdon, Ohio. They were mostly sold at parties, like Tupperware. Every home in Ohio has a...
07-21-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,093
Posted By Pompiere

Wow, I was just looking at it last week. Now it...

Wow, I was just looking at it last week. Now it just goes to a search engine. There is this one by a fellow BF Member: Vintage Fuji Archive (http://vintagefuji.posthaven.com/)
07-18-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
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: 439
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: 815
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: 503
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: 81
Views: 3,849
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: 662
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: 502
Views: 39,373
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: 6,237
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: 27
Views: 1,065
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: 6,574
Views: 2,022,654
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: 24
Views: 1,335
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: 1,825
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: 36
Views: 2,281
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: 502
Views: 39,373
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: 711
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: 2,398
Views: 180,077
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: 21,577
Views: 2,179,665
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...
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