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08-06-20, 10:29 PM
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Posted By stilllearning

I am still using the original 600 FD with the...

I am still using the original 600 FD with the 50/34. It would have also handled a triple crank if I had gone that route. Seypat put a nice thread with photos titled Lower gears/cranks/rings etc info...
08-06-20, 03:13 PM
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Posted By stilllearning

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here's a photo of my 86 after some recent changes. ...
06-16-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By stilllearning

Wow! You make it so even I can understand things!...

Wow! You make it so even I can understand things! Thank you for the pictures and detailed explanations. I am feeling better about trying out this setup. I will finally get to use my V-GT Luxe,...
06-12-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By stilllearning

Your advice is well received and thank you for...

Your advice is well received and thank you for the detailed response. That is good news to hear about your FD handling the 50/36/28, as that is what I am leaning toward. I have a Shimano 600 FD and...
06-12-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By stilllearning

Seypat, using your examples, are you saying that...

Seypat, using your examples, are you saying that there should only be a 22 teeth difference between outer and inner rings? I'm going with a 50 and 28, so that's in that range. However, looking at...
06-12-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By stilllearning

Jeff, thank you for your advice on the 50/34/28!...

Jeff, thank you for your advice on the 50/34/28! I like your suggestion of a 48 outer, but I'm somewhat limited since I have a 7 speed 14-28 freewheel. I spend most of my time on the 50/18 or 16. The...
06-11-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By stilllearning

That's what I was hoping. The cranks I've been...

That's what I was hoping. The cranks I've been looking at are 110 BCD which is the same as my Claris. So it looks like if I decide to use any of those chainrings, I should be good to go.
Thank you...
06-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By stilllearning

Thank you for the suggestions! rccardr – I...

Thank you for the suggestions!
rccardr – I really like the 50/34 with my 14-28, and would like to keep that and have the option of the 28 when needed. I have seen chainwheels in the price range you...
06-11-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By stilllearning

Chainring Compatibility on Triple

I’ve decided to get a triple crank for my 7 speed freewheel, so I’ve been looking on Ebay and Craigslist for the usual – Sugino, Sakae, Takagi, and Shimano FC-6206 with 110/74 bcd. I am finding...
06-06-20, 05:56 PM
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Posted By stilllearning

Thank you, seypat, for the photos and showing me...

Thank you, seypat, for the photos and showing me the capless crank arm bolts. Those look nice! I am hoping to get this done in the next few weeks and am looking forward to posting photos. My legs...
06-06-20, 01:43 PM
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Posted By stilllearning

Thank you for the great information and ideas...

Thank you for the great information and ideas about the triple! After searching all morning, I have narrowed it down to choosing between a couple of Shimano FC-6206s or Shimano FC-1057s since...
06-05-20, 11:55 PM
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Posted By stilllearning

Hi, This topic has been discussed numerous...

Hi,

This topic has been discussed numerous times, and I have looked through the various threads on lowering the gearing, but I need some clarification on a couple of things.
Here is what is on...
06-04-20, 07:00 PM
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Views: 49,708
Posted By stilllearning

I enjoy reading about everyone's rides,...

I enjoy reading about everyone's rides, especially the climbs. Going to try going up Baldy road to the village for the first time next week. Have done GRR to Baldy a few times, went to Icehouse...
12-30-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By stilllearning

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm definitely going...

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm definitely going to add a chain tool to my kit along with some of the other tips, and I think I'll be pretty well set. I really enjoy taking GMR/GMRR to Baldy Village,...
12-29-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By stilllearning

What is in your repair kit for GMR?

Been riding a few years and have had to change a couple of flats, but recently had my first blowout when I rode over a piece of metal that ruined my rear Continental Grand Prix 4000s. I quickly...
06-22-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,596
Posted By stilllearning

Went up Thursday and paid better attention to...

Went up Thursday and paid better attention to details this time. I found the hose and it was working. Thanks, again, for the tips!
06-12-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,596
Posted By stilllearning

Thank you everyone for the details on where the...

Thank you everyone for the details on where the water is located, and I did see the vending machine, but didn't take a close look at it. Good to know that is also an option and will definitely bring...
06-12-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,596
Posted By stilllearning

Okay, that helps. I did not see a spigot outside...

Okay, that helps. I did not see a spigot outside the restaurant, just tried to go inside. I also did not look around the post office. My wife says I don't look for things very well (she's correct). I...
06-12-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,596
Posted By stilllearning

Water Source at Mt. Baldy Village?

I rode Glendora Mountain Road/Ridge Road yesterday and arrived at the village at 8:00 am. Due to the heat, even that early, I used up more water than normal. I have two 24 ounce bottles, and...
01-24-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 892,733
Posted By stilllearning

Thank you everyone for the feedback and ideas! I...

Thank you everyone for the feedback and ideas! I appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
rccardr - I figured I had to have the frame cold set to get the 9 or 10 speeds, thanks for letting me...
01-23-19, 10:03 PM
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Views: 892,733
Posted By stilllearning

Should I Leave It Alone?

First time posting a picture, so hopefully it shows.
I...
07-02-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By stilllearning

Thanks, Ramzilla! I've done some more research -...

Thanks, Ramzilla! I've done some more research - probably should have finished that before posting my latest question as there is a wealth of info. on this forum. I'm leaning towards going with a...
07-01-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By stilllearning

Wow, it's been almost 2 years since I started...

Wow, it's been almost 2 years since I started this post, and a lot has changed, but I am still learning! I now have an 85/86 Centurion Ironman that I love. To help with hills, I replaced the 42...
07-30-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,445
Posted By stilllearning

Lots of helpful information, thanks! However, it...

Lots of helpful information, thanks! However, it is also making me seriously reconsider purchasing anything on eBay.
When members list bikes for sale here, I often see the price and then "plus...
07-28-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,445
Posted By stilllearning

Okay, now I understand the reason for the...

Okay, now I understand the reason for the disparity in shipping charges. Thank you for clearing that up for me!
07-28-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,445
Posted By stilllearning

Bike Flights Shipping Questions

In looking at shipping costs of bikes on ebay I see a wide range of prices. Bikeflights.com is mentioned frequently on this forum and after looking in to them I need some clarification on how it...
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By stilllearning

Thank you for your help! I am going to pass on...

Thank you for your help! I am going to pass on the 712 even though I was leaning towards that one. It was a little more than the Tempo, but I liked the color better. Everything I had read up on it...
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By stilllearning

Matrix ISO-C rims/Miyata 712 Internal Brake Cable - Avoid?

I am considering a 1987 Schwinn Tempo and a 1987 Miyata 712. Both are my size, in excellent condition, and ride very nicely. Prices are what I am willing to pay. While doing research to help me...
10-27-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By stilllearning

Thank you for your help. It does seem like a...

Thank you for your help. It does seem like a nice bike. Not sure what the owner is looking at to say it's made in USA. May take a look at this weekend. Thanks, again!
10-27-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By stilllearning

I don't know if this is completely correct, but I...

I don't know if this is completely correct, but I was told the serial number is 7AN069. Thank you for your help.
10-26-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By stilllearning

Owner had said serial number starts with 7. I'll...

Owner had said serial number starts with 7. I'll see if I can get the rest. Thanks!
10-26-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By stilllearning

Need Help Identifying a Raleigh

Hi, I am trying to identify this Raleigh. I am told it is an 86, but can not find anything with the same paint/decals in the catalogs. The descriptions sounds like a Grand Prix, but it does not...
09-26-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By stilllearning

Thanks Davester! You are correct that I'm trying...

Thanks Davester! You are correct that I'm trying to lose a few pounds. Good point on the front gears as I hadn't thought of that. I compared my Royale to the Elite and they are both 52-42.
And I...
09-23-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By stilllearning

Thanks!

Thank you for the advice! Everyone has given me some good info. to consider. Thank you also for the CL links. I have been considering a Centurion Ironman as it seems they are fairly common in my...
09-22-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By stilllearning

Upgrade Help Needed

Hi, First time post, but I've been lurking at your site since January, and have benefited from your knowledge. I'll try to be brief:
I'm 55, and began riding in January due to knee issues from a...
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