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09-22-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 88
Posted By Thomas15

I think the LBS didn't go over the care and...

I think the LBS didn't go over the care and feeding in much detail.
09-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Thomas15

Save time, money and the environment 4 oz at a...

Save time, money and the environment 4 oz at a time
09-21-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Thomas15

I have no advice but in my opinion fixing up is...

I have no advice but in my opinion fixing up is one thing, fixing up and upgrading at the same time is quite another.
09-17-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Thomas15

Food for thought... I'm not in any way a...

Food for thought...


I'm not in any way a ninny trying to advise people on the best use of their time and/or money. I truly believe we should do whatever makes us happy.


But you are asking...
09-17-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Thomas15

First I want to echo those who say fixing up old...

First I want to echo those who say fixing up old steel frame bikes may be fun but the end product may be somewhat heavy and the cost can make it not such a good investment. My newest bike is a 2006...
09-17-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Thomas15

What do you think would happen if you took some...

What do you think would happen if you took some old inexpensive (flea market) open end wrenches and used your grinder to make them thinner for use as cone wrenches?
09-17-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,087
Posted By Thomas15

Any bug that is transmitted person to person can...

Any bug that is transmitted person to person can be mostly avoided by staying away from infected persons or the things they touch or spit on.
09-17-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Thomas15

What is you're recommendation to the OP?

What is you're recommendation to the OP?
09-16-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By Thomas15

From the OP: "...does this sound like a doable...

From the OP: "...does this sound like a doable build?"

I'm of the opinion that if you throw enough time and money at a problem, the problem goes away. So it might be doable to some degree as long...
09-15-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Thomas15

When I made the fateful decision to restart...

When I made the fateful decision to restart riding bikes it was in the fall of 2018. I still work full time so that ment riding on the weekends and Fridays since I usually have Friday off. So for...
09-14-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By Thomas15

If you are going to ride and fix your bikes there...

If you are going to ride and fix your bikes there are several "must have" tools and one of those tools is the chain tool. There are really only a few other must have tools like a set of metric hex...
09-10-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 901
Posted By Thomas15

It has been said very will on this thread that it...

It has been said very will on this thread that it is necessary to define exactly what kind of riding you want to do. The big problem is you might have that question answered in your head but not...
09-10-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,427
Posted By Thomas15

$12.00 to $16.00 is what I like to pay for a...

$12.00 to $16.00 is what I like to pay for a jersey for simple joy rides or for use on my trainer. I have two (club) jersey's and only use them once in a while, big events or just for just something...
09-09-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Thomas15

Good for you delbiker1! I didn't keep track...

Good for you delbiker1!

I didn't keep track of all of my miles last year, the first year I rode my bike on a regular basis for the last 25 years, but I estimate 2019 at about 800 miles, with the...
09-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,397
Posted By Thomas15

Why not just get them to function and ride them?...

Why not just get them to function and ride them? Just because the majority opinion is that it isn't worth major upgrading doesn't mean it could not be a low cost entry into basic cycling.
09-08-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,397
Posted By Thomas15

If you want to ride a bicycle and the Schwinns...

If you want to ride a bicycle and the Schwinns are the only bikes available, my advice is do the absolute minimum to them to get them roadworthy, no more. Bikes and bike parts are in short supply now...
09-08-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Thomas15

Good for you Ben. I have always been math...

Good for you Ben. I have always been math challenged. About 8 years ago I decided to take an algebra class at my local community college. Took the class, then another and another plus Gen biology,...
09-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,272
Posted By Thomas15

As others have said so well it can be expensive...

As others have said so well it can be expensive but doesn't have to.


My opinion is that most of us here that take the time to read and post on a forum are going to in the main take the hobby...
09-04-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By Thomas15

My point is to many the words hydrocarbon is a...

My point is to many the words hydrocarbon is a cuss word. Me not included.
09-03-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By Thomas15

Yes, in other words it's a organic hydrocarbon.

Yes, in other words it's a organic hydrocarbon.
09-01-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Thomas15

Great info.

Great info.
08-31-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Thomas15

I say when asked that I restarted riding bikes...

I say when asked that I restarted riding bikes about 20 months ago after 25 years off the bike. In actual fact I had a brief bicycle tryst about 15 years ago when I bought a hybrid thinking it would...
08-30-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 534
Posted By Thomas15

I was going to mention in your other thread in...

I was going to mention in your other thread in General Discussion, but i didn't want to add to the information overload. Assuming that you have friction (or ratchet friction shift levers, a safe...
08-30-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Thomas15

I have nothing against bike shops or those that...

I have nothing against bike shops or those that use them for repairs but for me personally the only time I would use a shop for repairs is if it required a very expensive tool that I didn't want to...
08-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By Thomas15

I was going to speculate that the bike was a...

I was going to speculate that the bike was a Giant frame. I have a Nishiki Sport from that era also Giant and it is a solid frame. Light enough and stiff, lighter than Schwinn normally used. The...
08-28-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By Thomas15

I don't think anyone has specifically said to...

I don't think anyone has specifically said to replace the chain but I would. You will need a chain tool for that, it should come with a basic bike tool kit as suggested, Also a crank puller.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,838
Posted By Thomas15

No and I don't believe most of what I read on the...

No and I don't believe most of what I read on the interwebs either.

From personal experience in the actual real world and I acknowledge that I have seen in print that we are supposed to have down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,838
Posted By Thomas15

And who publishes your books? Rodale Press?

And who publishes your books? Rodale Press?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,838
Posted By Thomas15

You are right I made this, and my entire post up....

You are right I made this, and my entire post up. In fact my entire life is made up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,838
Posted By Thomas15

I will throw in my 2 cents here. Know that I'm...

I will throw in my 2 cents here. Know that I'm not an expert nor a honcho but I have been dealing with the OP question and have made some limited progress.


OK not to sound like a jerk but with...
08-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,123
Posted By Thomas15

Fair enough. I hope you are able to keep us...

Fair enough.

I hope you are able to keep us informed with regular progress updates of this upgrade!
08-22-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Thomas15

That is awesome UnderDawgA1! Park youtubes...

That is awesome UnderDawgA1!

Park youtubes are great. I also like youtubes by RJ the Bike Guy he does a lot of budget projects.

Good luck Ride On!
08-22-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,123
Posted By Thomas15

feejer, It is very difficult to fault this...

feejer, It is very difficult to fault this thinking^^^.

Not to talk you out of anything but same as you feejer while I have a reasonable collection of tools and some mechanical abilities and like...
08-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Thomas15

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

One man's trash is another man's treasure.
08-22-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By Thomas15

1. Ride with traffic. 2. Look at where you...

1. Ride with traffic.

2. Look at where you are going but be aware of what is behind you.

3. Change your name to Forrest and "ride like the wind!"
08-21-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,295
Posted By Thomas15

"Better" is subjective. Better as in what? A...

"Better" is subjective. Better as in what? A house that is tight might be cheaper to heat and cool but tight houses keep stuff in that you want out. For example mold, germs and heat when your house...
08-20-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,517
Posted By Thomas15

Lots O' good sage advice here. The main reason...

Lots O' good sage advice here. The main reason that I restarted riding bikes after a 25 year stop was to lose some gut. I've never been anything other than skinny but have hit the age (60+) where I...
08-19-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,295
Posted By Thomas15

We are not talking about boilers or industrial...

We are not talking about boilers or industrial applications and while it is true I don't weld every day I do weld as a hobby and I'm sales Mgr for a company that supplies high quality material for...
08-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,295
Posted By Thomas15

I'm not an expert or even a semi-expert but "butt...

I'm not an expert or even a semi-expert but "butt welded" implies high temp arc welding with low quality steel. On steel frames say Reynolds 531 low temperature brazing preserves the metal and lugs...
08-19-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By Thomas15

At the risk of being a preacher for the...

At the risk of being a preacher for the fix-it-yourself crowd, another thing to consider is does $200 just get the bike to function or does it make it fully road worthy for a few years? For example,...
08-19-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Thomas15

This or ask a local locksmith might have keys...

This or ask a local locksmith might have keys available inexpensive.
08-19-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Thomas15

Why not duplicate the gearing on your other...

Why not duplicate the gearing on your other acceptable bike(s)?
08-14-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,184
Posted By Thomas15

Last fall I was given a wheel, it's a Bontrager...

Last fall I was given a wheel, it's a Bontrager something something I don't know but it does use a freewheel. Stuck it aside then decided to use it with a dedicated tire for my wheel-on fluid...
08-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Thomas15

following

following
08-12-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Thomas15

Just to throw out my 2 cents, I have a 1986...

Just to throw out my 2 cents, I have a 1986 Olympic (non model 12) that I bought new that year. I think it was just under $300 not sure but I still somewhere have the receipt. Mine is double butted...
08-12-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Thomas15

That washer looks like the ones used on brake...

That washer looks like the ones used on brake shoe assy for V-Brakes. If so when you replace the shoes on v-brakes you get new ones so anyone that does this kind of work should have quite a few of...
08-12-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,078
Posted By Thomas15

Delivered the Asbury Park Press for 5 years...

Delivered the Asbury Park Press for 5 years (1969-1974) I was actually too young when I started but my Mom was the supervisor of the carriers so I got a special dispensation. Not only was I too young...
08-10-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Thomas15

There are some people that are gifted when it...

There are some people that are gifted when it comes to making something totally trashed into something that is a treasure.

Ok think this through. Imagine that the only thing damaged was the frame,...
08-10-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Thomas15

Just be patient. It might take a few weeks or...

Just be patient. It might take a few weeks or months but diligence will be rewarded. A good deal is a good deal only of it fills the need.

Of course I'm vain as all get out but I would never be...
08-06-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By Thomas15

OP you are getting some very good advice here....

OP you are getting some very good advice here. You can do the work yourself it really isn't that hard and to get started will require only a few bike specific tools. There are ton's of youtubes on...
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