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04-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made...

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made Schwinn Sports Tourer and a 69cm Nishiki Sebring. Both bikes bought used and built frame up with new components. As you said you don't make money on...
04-05-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 405,051
Posted By tallbikeman

Bought the Columbia Torpedo off of the local...

Bought the Columbia Torpedo off of the local Craigslist for $75.00 dollars. The bike had surface rust but was generally in pretty good condition for such an old bicycle. The bearing races had wear...
03-29-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By tallbikeman

Glad you didn't get hurt. Hope you find a...

Glad you didn't get hurt. Hope you find a satisfactory answer to your seatpost issues.
03-28-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 38,273
Posted By tallbikeman

I'm glad to hear that you solved your problem. ...

I'm glad to hear that you solved your problem. Glad to hear about the charity. I have 5 bicycles and haven't bought or kept a given to me bike in years. Not so with my musical instruments. I do...
03-28-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 405,051
Posted By tallbikeman

Two down cruisers back on the road

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The bike in the foreground is a 1960...
03-28-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 38,273
Posted By tallbikeman

Base 2 did you ever get the proper headset? Do...

Base 2 did you ever get the proper headset? Do you still need the inside dimension for Worksman headset cups. I've noticed that there are differences between decades on Worksman bicycles. My...
03-28-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 38,273
Posted By tallbikeman

As you no doubt know this Worksman frame was set...

As you no doubt know this Worksman frame was set up to accept a gas engine and that is why the down tube is shaped the way it is. I noticed the slight bend in the seat post. Pretty common with...
03-22-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,963
Posted By tallbikeman

I had a neighbor years ago who wouldn't move to...

I had a neighbor years ago who wouldn't move to the side of the road for passing cars. He has been dead for several decades now having been unceremoniously run over by a car while riding in the...
03-22-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,963
Posted By tallbikeman

Never have a problem hearing traffic because my...

Never have a problem hearing traffic because my riding speed is between 10-15mph so I never hit that point where wind noise drowns out car noise.
03-22-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,895
Posted By tallbikeman

Vintage Schwinn thanks for the comments and your...

Vintage Schwinn thanks for the comments and your idea about Tallman Bicycles. Somehow I missed your reply at the time you wrote this. Right now I'm changing the brake levers to short pull levers. ...
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

As was noted at beginning of the video these two...

As was noted at beginning of the video these two gentlemen alluded to a study done at a university lab, maybe in Switzerland, on this subject in which it was noted there is no power output difference...
03-15-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

Scientific study has been done on this very...

Scientific study has been done on this very topic. Is being tied to your pedals so you can pull up, stabilize your foot, stop unwanted movement of your feet on the pedals better than just plain old...
03-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 405,051
Posted By tallbikeman

U Brakes started out very early in the mountain...

U Brakes started out very early in the mountain bike revolution because cantilever brakes mounted on the seat stays would bend the stays outward when applied. This diminished their effectiveness. ...
03-14-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 405,051
Posted By tallbikeman

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable...

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable riding bicycles. I like that this is a Chicago made Schwinn also. I ride a Varsity from the Chicago era that is still putting a great big smile on my...
03-14-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 405,051
Posted By tallbikeman

That is a seriously cool bicycle. Is that a...

That is a seriously cool bicycle. Is that a shifter on the rear seat stay? If so what type of hub and how many gears are you running? Is that a one off front fork. I just love the whole layout of...
03-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By tallbikeman

I have used Velocity's 700c deep V and 700c...

I have used Velocity's 700c deep V and 700c Chukkar rims at 260lbs with no problems at spoke holes. However one 700c wheelset I built had Velocity Blunt rims. The rear rim spoke holes started...
03-09-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tallbikeman

Your are right again. All that happened was a...

Your are right again. All that happened was a threaded 1 1/8" threaded suspension fork was replaced with a 1 1/8" threadless suspension fork with appropriate headset change and change to a...
03-08-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tallbikeman

I will almost guarantee that the Trek 4500 didnít...

I will almost guarantee that the Trek 4500 didnít have a 1 1/2Ē headset at any point in time...especially if it had a threaded headset to begin with. It had a 1 1/8Ē external cup headset. The...
03-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tallbikeman

However, a frame issue has nothing to do with a...

However, a frame issue has nothing to do with a loose headset.[/QUOTE]

Quill stem is the correct word. I am a fan of quill stems. You are right on tracking instead of trail. Trek had a 1 1/2"...
03-08-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tallbikeman

I've had to replace a front fork on a Trek 4500...

I've had to replace a front fork on a Trek 4500 bicycle. This fork locked up due to no maintenance a couple of years after I bought it used. I soon found out that this fork needed regular...
03-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By tallbikeman

Bad back from my 20's due to hard manual labor...

Bad back from my 20's due to hard manual labor jobs. As I got older these hard labor jobs finally made my back so bad that I had to change professions. I've blown out my back a bunch of times,...
03-07-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tallbikeman

Trailangel you are so right. Any bicycle with...

Trailangel you are so right. Any bicycle with suspension components is a wearing out continuous maintenance headache. So many suspension bikes start having wheels that lean a little due to wear and...
03-04-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,373
Posted By tallbikeman

I remember when it became insistently fashionable...

I remember when it became insistently fashionable to run without shoes because it was so natural. Of course there is naturally a lot of broken glass everywhere, as my flat bicycle tires will attest,...
03-04-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,906
Posted By tallbikeman

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and...

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and presently own a Ryan Vanguard. None of my recumbent seats hurt me during rides. I'm using Spiderflex noseless saddles for my diamond frame bikes. This...
03-04-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,906
Posted By tallbikeman

I've owned a recumbent since the late 90's. When...

I've owned a recumbent since the late 90's. When saddle sores or hurting butt or lack of blood flow to the underlying unit from riding my beloved diamond framed bicycles crop up, the recumbent...
02-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By tallbikeman

I ride at and above your customers weight. I...

I ride at and above your customers weight. I like your Velocity rim idea. Deep V's are very stout and very fast. They have very little flex even at my weight. I use 36 hole Chukkar 700c rims on...
02-28-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By tallbikeman

Wonder Monkey if you haven't done much bicycle...

Wonder Monkey if you haven't done much bicycle maintenance before then the Sheldon Brown website is a good resource for information on maintenance practices and tools needed for just about everything...
02-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,775
Posted By tallbikeman

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat...

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat for two years before trading it out. I found that the Spongy Wonder gave me saddle sores where my sitz bones sat on the seat. This became a recurring...
02-21-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

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I'm 6'5" at 260 lbs and ride older steel 10 speed bicycles...
02-21-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

Recently bought some parts from Bicycle Warehouse...

Recently bought some parts from Bicycle Warehouse and they had an interesting banner which went like this. This seems to explain better than anything I've read lately on the shortage subject.October...
02-15-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 15,677
Posted By tallbikeman

Having done an Internet cruise through India's...

Having done an Internet cruise through India's bicycle online marketplace they seem to sell tons of cheap steel one speed bikes. They still sell 27"x1 1/4" wheel equipped bicycles there. That...
02-14-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 15,677
Posted By tallbikeman

I agree with you Eric. There are no reliable...

I agree with you Eric. There are no reliable bicycle industry statistics on frame, fork, and component failures. Not only that the bicycle industry worldwide is set up to automatically defeat any...
02-14-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 15,677
Posted By tallbikeman

The bike industry is a fashion industry. You are...

The bike industry is a fashion industry. You are so right about the industry just wanting to sell what it wants to sell. Make new component standards so new bikes can't use backwards compatible...
02-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 15,677
Posted By tallbikeman

Learn something new every day. Nice looking...

Learn something new every day. Nice looking steel bicycle.
02-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. ...

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. Concerning freewheels. I thought that freewheels died out in the 90's when the cassette came along. I had to purchase a freewheel for an older bike...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

Love this older Bianchi. Way Cool!!!

Love this older Bianchi. Way Cool!!!
02-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,138
Posted By tallbikeman

American bicycling was built on the one piece...

American bicycling was built on the one piece crank with press fit bearing cups in the frame. Frames were steel as were the bearing cups. Having serviced many of the older style (still being...
02-08-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,542
Posted By tallbikeman

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting...

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting to mechanic or build a bike yourself. By this I assume you want a solution with a minimum of mechanic or build work. If I'm right about this then...
02-07-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,615
Posted By tallbikeman

What we are capable of after turning off the self...

What we are capable of after turning off the self preservation protocols in our minds. I think you make a good point about body motions available for each person. There is probably a range of uses...
02-07-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,506
Posted By tallbikeman

Tektro 559

I own a pair of Tektro 559's that are mounted on my Schwinn Chicago Varsity. A couple of pictures of the bicycle with the 559's mounted. This bike came with 27"x1 1/4" wheels but now sports Velocity...
01-25-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,241
Posted By tallbikeman

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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You are so right about Schwinn Varsity's and their cousins. They...
01-25-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By tallbikeman

A couple more thoughts to add to the pile. Check...

A couple more thoughts to add to the pile. Check for microscopic cracks in the seatpost tube and the carbon seatpost. Carbon is a matrix of resin and carbon fiber. The resin is either epoxy resin...
01-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,775
Posted By tallbikeman

As I move more firmly into old man territory I...

As I move more firmly into old man territory I notice it is much easier to get saddle sores now than when I was younger. Glad you brought the saddle sore issue up with the ISM saddle. My recumbent...
01-25-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By tallbikeman

I set my bicycles up with right front brake. I...

I set my bicycles up with right front brake. I have a motorcycle license and don't want confusion about the front brake. There is really no downside to which side you assign your brakes as long as...
01-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,615
Posted By tallbikeman

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced...

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced in the early 70's while based in a mountainous area. There was always the casual rider who would come out on a ride and keep up or kill us on the...
01-24-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By tallbikeman

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well...

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well after your health travails.
Forum: Recumbent
01-24-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,656
Posted By tallbikeman

Thanks for the lead on this recumbent seat cover...

Thanks for the lead on this recumbent seat cover maker. I own a Ryan Vanguard with the original nylon webbing seat cover. It is showing its age and won't support me properly anymore. I talked with...
01-24-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,583
Posted By tallbikeman

Looking forward to your road test review of your...

Looking forward to your road test review of your ultra range setup.
01-24-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By tallbikeman

I use 25mm pedal extenders with my platform...

I use 25mm pedal extenders with my platform pedals. As mentioned above pronation can be a real issue. Being a Clyde with size 14 feet this leads to frame strikes with my heels. For a person...
01-24-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By tallbikeman

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big...

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big guys like me have serious issues getting up the hills. Big guys like me absolutely rule downhills as long as you keep your hands off the brakes. Kudos...
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