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04-29-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,317
Posted By Bearonabike

Much quicker than "hirsute heavy man on a...

Much quicker than "hirsute heavy man on a bike."
05-12-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Bearonabike

Eco Sheep Lubricant

Was in my local Wally-world today and ran past the bike isle looking for a patch kit and came across these. One is for everyday bikes and one for mountain bikes. Anyone have any experience with...
01-11-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 631,401
Posted By Bearonabike

1986 Nishiki Prestige, Kawamura, Japan, ...

1986 Nishiki Prestige, Kawamura, Japan,

S/N:
WFU
156

Logic says the U musty be a 0 but given the depth of the rest of the serial number, one would conclude that the digit is indeed a U. ...
12-31-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,342
Posted By Bearonabike

Preferences are about the riding experience. ...

Preferences are about the riding experience. There may be science behind the preference but it silll comes down to time on the bike.
12-30-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,342
Posted By Bearonabike

Having taken in all of the previous posts, I...

Having taken in all of the previous posts, I return to my tag line. It is not about the bike, it's about the ride.
12-29-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,805
Posted By Bearonabike

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12-23-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,342
Posted By Bearonabike

Love my 1974 Fuji S-10 and my Nishiki Prestige.

Love my 1974 Fuji S-10 and my Nishiki Prestige.
11-13-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,869
Posted By Bearonabike

+1

+1
11-13-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,766
Posted By Bearonabike

While I was not a competitive racer in college, I...

While I was not a competitive racer in college, I rode the living heck out of an old Fuji until an accident took me out of cycling entirely for more than 20 years. Back then, I was in great shape. ...
Forum: Touring
10-02-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bearonabike

Agreed, but then again, with arthritis you have...

Agreed, but then again, with arthritis you have to keep moving so you can keep moving. I can see where a flat bar on the bike may one day be a necessity.
Forum: Touring
10-02-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bearonabike

Oops, you are correct.

Oops, you are correct.
Forum: Touring
10-02-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bearonabike

No, what I am saying can be stated a number of...

No, what I am saying can be stated a number of ways:

1) Brifters have more to break and I want a simpler design.

OR

2) The Brifter MTBF is higher than the down tube or bar-end shifter MTBF...
10-02-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,488
Posted By Bearonabike

Really like this.

Really like this.
10-02-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,488
Posted By Bearonabike

I started at well over 400# (don't know how far...

I started at well over 400# (don't know how far over, I maxed out all the scales that could find) and decided to buy a Trek 7100 (old version without the shock absorbers). My LBS said there was no...
Forum: Touring
10-02-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bearonabike

Jamis Aurora Mods

I am considering modifications to my Jamis Aurora (2010) touring bike. The bike came with brifters and rim breaks. As much as I would LOVE disc breaks, that is not a possibility and not big enough...
09-12-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Bearonabike

I have it on my desktop. I have to measure the...

I have it on my desktop. I have to measure the bolt pattern but this is what I want to go for. Thanks again.
09-12-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Bearonabike

Will keep this in mind, thanks!

Will keep this in mind, thanks!
09-12-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Bearonabike

Thanks, much help and much appreciated. In past...

Thanks, much help and much appreciated. In past rebuilds, I have replaced the whole crank assesmbly. THese cranks are in too good a shape to trash.

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09-12-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Bearonabike

Thanks!

Thanks!
09-12-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Bearonabike

Replacing drive train, need advice

I bought a Nishiki Prestige for $40 at a local pawn shop. It looked a wreck but I have rebuilt a few Treks and 3 or 4 S-10-S bikes and I had some suspicion that the awful appearance was just surface...
09-11-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By Bearonabike

I disagree, kinda... If the OP intends to...

I disagree, kinda...

If the OP intends to put enough into the bike to ride it safely and then intends to ride it until it falls apart, then go for it. If this will be a bike that will be used for...
09-06-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Bearonabike

Getting 1987 Nishiki into shape

Bought a 1987 Nishiki Prestige today for $40. All of the items I need to replace are in my parts kit EXCEPT the freewheel. The bike comes with original parts, an A 5000 Accushift setup (indexed). I...
Forum: Touring
08-14-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,086
Posted By Bearonabike

I'm just about old enough to completely not care...

I'm just about old enough to completely not care how this thing looks, so long as it benefits me. Just might buy one.
08-14-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Bearonabike

Thanks. I didn't see any ports in the frame, I...

Thanks. I didn't see any ports in the frame, I was wondering if they would be a benefit as well.
08-14-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Bearonabike

Arresting Frame Rust

I have a Jamis Aurora I bought new in 2010. Today I was doing some basic bike maintenance and had to pull the seat tube to attach a reflector. The tube showed some surface rust from the frame. Not...
Forum: Touring
07-16-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bearonabike

Went to my local LBS today, he said he had a a...

Went to my local LBS today, he said he had a a Cannondale road bike with a long stem on it to give us an idea about the geomotry of a road bike with a more conventional (non-drop) handle bar. The...
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bearonabike

Thanks for the idea, and this one may go on MY...

Thanks for the idea, and this one may go on MY wish list, but it would bne too low for her to get up out of. Her fusion is basically shoulder blades to pelvis so she can't roll out of a seat like...
Forum: Touring
07-13-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bearonabike

I've pushed the 'bent. She has rebuffed it each...

I've pushed the 'bent. She has rebuffed it each time. I hate the idea of spending the $ for a new Jamis Aurora or Surly LHT but it may come down to that. The LHT can accommodate a fairly fat tire.
Forum: Touring
07-13-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bearonabike

Need help finding a touring bike

I need help finding a touring bike for my wife. She has a fused back (T-3 to S-1) and the Cannondale T-800 is acceptable for short rides, but not so comfortable on longer rides. The problem is, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,898
Posted By Bearonabike

1) Get my wife's Cannondale T800 back on the...

1) Get my wife's Cannondale T800 back on the road. I've wrenched all I can myself and it's off to the bike shop on 1/4/16 for truing the wheels and a few other things I can't do myself.
2) Get my...
02-22-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 109,286
Posted By Bearonabike

There is a combination of words that sends...

There is a combination of words that sends shivers down my spine..."vintage carbon fiber."
02-22-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,812
Posted By Bearonabike

Touring bikes are tricky in one respect. Back in...

Touring bikes are tricky in one respect. Back in the day, there were LOTS of really good choices and getting a C&V bike is definitely a good option. However, you may also want to consider a newer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,181
Posted By Bearonabike

I do a LOT of my own work and have only 1 wrench...

I do a LOT of my own work and have only 1 wrench that I trust. I've known him for some years and I chose to use him as my parts source because he has researched/experienced what does and does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Bearonabike

Got rear-ended in my Ford Econo-box by a guy in a...

Got rear-ended in my Ford Econo-box by a guy in a Chevy S-10. I was going about 40, they estimate him at about 70-75 MPH. The little Ford took a direct square hit, which is good, because that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Bearonabike

I'm Back!!!

1 auto accident
3 broken vertebrae (neck)
1 bruised backbone resulting in an arthritic condition
1 severed supraspinatus muscle
Dain Bramage or nerve damage robbing hearing in left ear
15 months...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By Bearonabike

We had one. Found it for a steal and sold it at a...

We had one. Found it for a steal and sold it at a profit. The rear fit her, the front was too small for me. Just be aware, it's like steering a boat.
09-23-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,899
Posted By Bearonabike

Custom wheels, heaver spokes, higher count.

Custom wheels, heaver spokes, higher count.
09-22-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,899
Posted By Bearonabike

Again, I ride for me. At 48 years and 280#,...

Again, I ride for me. At 48 years and 280#, let;s just say that the 14.8# steel frame would rife like Kleenex.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Bearonabike

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By Bearonabike

Get you helmet, a flat kit, water bottle and some...

Get you helmet, a flat kit, water bottle and some decent shorts. Than take 10 crisp new $100 bills out back and burn them. Don't buy anything else unless it replaces a worn out part on your bike. ...
09-22-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,899
Posted By Bearonabike

This post almost brought forth tears of joy.

This post almost brought forth tears of joy.
09-22-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,899
Posted By Bearonabike

Because I prefer the forgiving feel of a steel...

Because I prefer the forgiving feel of a steel frame to better enjoy my ride. Too old to be a speed demon, I ride for ME!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 129,824
Posted By Bearonabike

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,738
Posted By Bearonabike

It means you look like a hooker!

It means you look like a hooker!
10-03-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Bearonabike

Another visit to the topic of RUST

I was introduced to and had an opportunity today to speak to a co-worker who is an expert on corrosion. Being that restoring vintage steel is somewhat of a hobby, I asked what the best commercially...
07-06-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,692
Posted By Bearonabike

Refined elegance!

Refined elegance!
07-06-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,554
Posted By Bearonabike

I subscribed to BM for 7 months once. It was the...

I subscribed to BM for 7 months once. It was the worst waste of paper I've ever seen. I wonder if the reviews aren't actually written by the advertisers themselves. It would save on the cost of a...
07-04-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,216
Posted By Bearonabike

NBC has to do something to stop the slip in...

NBC has to do something to stop the slip in ratings.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Bearonabike

Wal-Mart finally wins one

After much consideration, I have to conclude that Wal-Mart finally chalks up a win for their bike department. I recently decided to buy a second bicycling computer and Wal-Mart had the Bell F12 for...
04-15-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,217
Posted By Bearonabike

Rode a Fuji Sports 12 in college in the early...

Rode a Fuji Sports 12 in college in the early 80's. It was utterly dependable. Sold it (mistake) when I finished college. Have since rebuilt a '74 S-10-S Special Road Racer that ended up being too...
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