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09-16-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,855
Posted By dimini

I promise that I'm not a troll... However,...

I promise that I'm not a troll...

However, as a 59yr old lifetime cyclist as well as sports car enthusiast, while driving my car I see evidence every day that flashing daytime front and rear...
08-31-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

I hadn’t really thought of my lifetime passion...

I hadn’t really thought of my lifetime passion for bicycles as a hobby, but I suppose it is with a mix of road racing and mountain bike racing mixed in during various decades. My interest in Raleigh...
08-30-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

This is awesome! I'd love to have seen the...

This is awesome! I'd love to have seen the would-be thief fall on his face as he tried to ride your locked bike. So glad to see folks using these vintage bikes.

My Superbe was missing the key...
08-29-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

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Perhaps a silly question, but I wonder how many...
07-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By dimini

Sorry, I don't know the story on the Trek decals,...

Sorry, I don't know the story on the Trek decals, but I like them better than the typical ones of that era. I bought the bike from a collector and the pink color is not original. It was originally an...
07-18-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By dimini

Great find! I’m partial to pink Treks, too. ...

Great find! I’m partial to pink Treks, too. Here’s my pink...
07-15-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

One road bike fits inside w/back seat folded down...

One road bike fits inside w/back seat folded down w/wheels removed. Myhttps://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1995_049bbe3796d8cf7c211e51e55f61b0c224c6dd26.jpg
folding...
07-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

That sounds pretty simple. Yes, it seems as...

That sounds pretty simple. Yes, it seems as though there's a 3-4 character number stamped on the face of the cylinder. I'm guessing that would match up with the style of blank key, but not...
07-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

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My 1974 Superbe needs just a couple more goodies...
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

thank you for the tip on using a heat gun! I...

thank you for the tip on using a heat gun! I have one and will give it a try. I suppose one could argue that a vintage, small Kansas town license sticker is a part of the bike’s provenance, but...
07-07-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

Thanks for the link on the 20-30 sticker! Now, if...

Thanks for the link on the 20-30 sticker! Now, if I could only remove the reflective, bright red City bike License on the reverse side of the seat tube. Stands out in contrast to the metallic green....
07-06-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,176,886
Posted By dimini

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Hereís my Ď74 Superbe that I found on FB...
07-05-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,073
Posted By dimini

Photos wonít upload

Sorry to pollute the site with such a simple problem, but Iíve already spent way too much time in the Sticky Note attempting to troubleshoot why my photos wonít upload.

Does this site not allow...
07-03-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,446
Posted By dimini

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Recently restored 1977 Hugh Porter Bantel team...
07-03-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By dimini

Thank you! This is what I was looking for. Looks...

Thank you! This is what I was looking for. Looks like my shifters are operating properly now. It just seemed strange that I had to flip the inner lever all the way to the max. left position before it...
07-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By dimini

I haven’t lubed it yet as I wanted to make...

I haven’t lubed it yet as I wanted to make certain the solvent had dried thoroughly. I’m thinking something like Tri-flow? Any thoughts on generic spray silicone lube? WD-40 is bad as it will gum...
07-03-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By dimini

Sticky Shimano Ultra 600 brifters...

Will someone please remind me whether 1992/93 vintage Shimano STI shifters are capable of upshifting more than one gear at a time? I had my Trek 5200 in long-term storage and pulled it out recently...
06-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,674
Posted By dimini

Heading out in a few minutes for today's ride. ...

Heading out in a few minutes for today's ride. Urban mountain biking today. That means I'm taking my mountain bike through the crappy, pot-hole-ridden streets of Kansas City to a couple of the...
05-06-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,005
Posted By dimini

I’m thankful to have found this thread as I...

I’m thankful to have found this thread as I recently restored a 23” frame set that I’ve owned since I was 17. The bike was basically in storage for the past 25 years and I’ve just resumed riding it...
05-06-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,450
Posted By dimini

While "cleaning house" last year, I donated both...

While "cleaning house" last year, I donated both my properly-maintained Bridgestone MB3 hard tail and my Trek Y22 to Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. I even left the SPD pedals on each. My...
Forum: Introductions
03-31-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By dimini

KC’s critical mass rides are entertaining and...

KC’s critical mass rides are entertaining and nothing like any other organized ride I’ve done in the past 40 years. I was about to post a photo of my MINI folding bike that I rode during the July...
03-30-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,236
Posted By dimini

Hilarious! I really need to hire a proof...

Hilarious!

I really need to hire a proof reader. I meant to say ďcodgerĒ, not coot, and CERTAINLY not cooter! You know what? Laughter is good and hopefully a few dozen folks will appreciate the...
03-30-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,236
Posted By dimini

Samkl- Firstly, thanks for this thread. ...

Samkl-

Firstly, thanks for this thread. I’ve enjoyed the perspectives of those who have responded. I may be a newbie to this forum, but I’m a 58yr old cooter who still owns his first “pro” road...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By dimini

Iíve been riding solo in recent years, with my...

Iíve been riding solo in recent years, with my road bikes hanging up on racks collecting dust. I live and work in the Plaza and Westport areas so itís been more fun and practical for me to ride...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By dimini

Great bike and glad to see a fellow KC resident...

Great bike and glad to see a fellow KC resident w/interest in vintage road bikes. Perhaps we’ll cross paths out there. Keep an eye out for pot holes, though. It’s a nasty mine field this spring.
Forum: Introductions
03-26-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By dimini

New forum member from Midwest

Hi all!
I discovered this forum while looking to source a few parts for my 1977 Hugh Porter Bantel road bike, which I bought new from Bakers Bikes, of Mercer Island, while attending high school in...
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