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08-13-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By madpogue

"Reasonable"? That's a steal. Seller obviously...

"Reasonable"? That's a steal. Seller obviously unware of either the COVID tax or the IM tax. Looks closer to a 56 to me than a 58.

Golly, do we know any IronKids in New (ahem TriBiker19 cough)...
08-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By madpogue

I was wondering more about brief stops not...

I was wondering more about brief stops not getting off the bike.

No surprise. I've never met the man, only seen him in videos, past and present. One thing in common is that "I've never grown up"...
08-13-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, there are toe clip / strap devices with...

Yeah, there are toe clip / strap devices with cleats that snap into clipless pedals. You also have the option of loosening the straps and sliding your feet out, leaving them on the pedals. I'm...
08-13-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By madpogue

I have one of those Shimano MF-Z012 6-speed...

I have one of those Shimano MF-Z012 6-speed freewheels, and it's not "ultra" spaced, it's a standard 6-speed width. The rear triangle didn't "sproing" a bit (well, more than a bit) when you removed...
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By madpogue

I think I could JUST make out $25.00 on the red...

I think I could JUST make out $25.00 on the red price sticker on the top tube.

I wonder if Richard Schwinn would be interested in hearing about this find.
08-13-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,318
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Have you considered crank arms of different...

^^^^^ Have you considered crank arms of different lengths? That's about 32mm. A crankset made up of a 160mm arm and a 175mm arm would have an overall difference of 30mm in diameter. Same with one 165...
08-12-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 871
Posted By madpogue

A cassette being lighter than a freewheel would...

A cassette being lighter than a freewheel would be relevant if the freehub body weighed nothing. But since it, uh, weighs something, that's apples to oranges. A more meaningful weight comparison...
08-12-20, 10:28 PM
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Posted By madpogue

A run on tall roadies tonight. This one looks...

A run on tall roadies tonight. This one looks like an '81-'82. Pandemic tax: moderate:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/madison-trek-412-large-frame-excellent/7176240032.htmlTrek 412 large...
08-12-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 871
Posted By madpogue

Sorta like "Alcohol, Tobacco and...

Sorta like "Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms".
08-12-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 871
Posted By madpogue

Excellent! This constitutes service to the...

Excellent!

This constitutes service to the community and to the next generation, on both counts. Anything we can do to stave off the "Idiocracy"-fication of our population is noble. Next, once...
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist -...

Photo assist - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/18809564

The chainring and head badge are amazing.

I think your bike is older, more like 1948 - https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1948.html#w3mfc
08-12-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 871
Posted By madpogue

Most of the above are not all that "modern", Most...

Most of the above are not all that "modern", Most of them were not uncommon on '80s bikes. The exception would be threadless steering, and I'll take the adjustability of quill anyday.

I thought...
08-12-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,617
Posted By madpogue

If they ever add this functionality, they should...

If they ever add this functionality, they should incorporate your graphic.
08-12-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By madpogue

Do they make threaded and threadless versions of...

Do they make threaded and threadless versions of this fork? If so, specify which type you're selling.

If used, specify whether the crown race was left on.
08-12-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By madpogue

I thought about that, too, but I think it's...

I thought about that, too, but I think it's larger diameter than the ones for V-brake shoes/posts.
08-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By madpogue

Only thing is, there's a scrape mark just aft of...

Only thing is, there's a scrape mark just aft of the indentation on the inside. This suggests some kind of clamping/crimping action. In any event, the bike is not as advertised, not even close.
08-12-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,617
Posted By madpogue

FAKE! Shadows in the wrong direction cf. the...

FAKE! Shadows in the wrong direction cf. the moon. No gravestone shadow.
08-12-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,591
Posted By madpogue

Fronts forks is bent!

Fronts forks is bent!
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By madpogue

The first one is a '91, second is a '94 or maybe...

The first one is a '91, second is a '94 or maybe a '93. Both in the middle of the pecking order, but the '91 has a better frame (TT double-butted) and better components. In these times, it could...
08-12-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, 6-speed on such an old bike with 120mm...

Hmm, 6-speed on such an old bike with 120mm spacing is unusual. Later in the decade, Suntour introduced an "ultra-6" freewheel, with 6 cogs in a packaged sized the same a 5-speed. So it's remotely...
08-12-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By madpogue

In that case, as mentioned above, it's a new BB...

In that case, as mentioned above, it's a new BB you're looking for, and your crankset may be fine. You mentioned multiple chain/cassette replacements. If that means you're concerned about chainring...
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By madpogue

That's a very resonable price for the Apex,...

That's a very resonable price for the Apex, especially now. But unless the seller can demonstrate that it's been overhauled, you're still looking at putting money and/or time into it. Less so than...
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By madpogue

It's a 12-speed. Seller was not home when 1978...

It's a 12-speed. Seller was not home when 1978 called and left a message on his Phone-Mate answering machine, saying it wanted its decades-irrelvant "10-speed" designation back. Boggles the mind how...
08-11-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By madpogue

Um, ride it? And maintain it? Your question...

Um, ride it? And maintain it?

Your question is really vague. Are you looking to mod it, restore it, do period upgrades, some combination thereof? What kind of shape is it in, and how is it built...
08-11-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19,403
Views: 3,171,470
Posted By madpogue

Oh, so the wheel photo is not from the ad? I...

Oh, so the wheel photo is not from the ad? I guess we were supposed to guess that?
08-11-20, 07:49 PM
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Views: 3,171,470
Posted By madpogue

That ^^^^^ wheel is not on the bicycle that's in...

That ^^^^^ wheel is not on the bicycle that's in the main ad photo. Main photo focus is about as sharp as a bearing ball, but you can still make out a black front hub.

So is it bait-and-switch...
08-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^^ No Cloog parts

^^^^^^^^ No Cloog parts
08-11-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,591
Posted By madpogue

If it were carbon, it wouldn't have a Columbus...

If it were carbon, it wouldn't have a Columbus decal......
08-11-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By madpogue

Slog onto carp

Slog onto carp
08-11-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By madpogue

Are you replacing the headset with a threadless?...

Are you replacing the headset with a threadless? Thread (no pun intended) subject is a bit confusing.
08-11-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By madpogue

My State Senator is not seeking re-election this...

My State Senator is not seeking re-election this year. IIRC he's 92 or 93. Longest-serving state-level elected official in the history of the republic. Every year on his birthday he bicycles his age...
08-10-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By madpogue

Your bike might be a World, rather than a World...

Your bike might be a World, rather than a World Sport. Are there any decals referencing the frame material? That might help indicate what model you have. I just checked an '84 World and an '85 World...
08-10-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 57,554
Views: 8,367,631
Posted By madpogue

C&V Bus (no one dared call it a "van") in the...

C&V Bus (no one dared call it a "van") in the background.

'Course, a true "old" VW Bus had the split windshield and barn doors. And tires about as wide as on a modern fat-bike.
08-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By madpogue

Thanks for the intel, mine is the same way. They...

Thanks for the intel, mine is the same way. They didn't exactly make it easy to read, did they?

Oh - tires - original tires were 27 x 1 1/8". Yours look like 27 x 1 1/4", in keeping with the...
08-10-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By madpogue

Pics -...

Pics - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/18786894

A single straight-on (not from a standing position) shot of the bike, right-side-up, from the drive side, would be helpful.

Handlebar and...
08-10-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Likewise, in 2020, if someone mentions a...

^^^^^ Likewise, in 2020, if someone mentions a "bicycle", it's electric unless otherwise stated, I suppose.
08-10-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 464
Posted By madpogue

Confession - I've been wondering about that...

Confession - I've been wondering about that pronunciation ever since I moved into the region.

WI has no shortage of such gems. Shaw-no, Trivers, Muh-waukee, and yes, Che-wam-egon.
08-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By madpogue

Jump ball as to which is the cooler name; suppose...

Jump ball as to which is the cooler name; suppose it depends on whether brevity is your kinda thing.....
08-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By madpogue

We shouldn't assume that anyone's assuming...

We shouldn't assume that anyone's assuming anything:
08-10-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By madpogue

Even though it was stamped 25.7? :foo: But...

Even though it was stamped 25.7? :foo:

But now I'm curious. I have an '85-ish World Sport, now I have to go look at it....

I have a modern seat post marked 31.9 sitting in my "WTF am I gonna do...
08-10-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 553
Posted By madpogue

Is there a significant difference in the ERD...

Is there a significant difference in the ERD between the damaged rim and the new one? Single vs. double wall? Or the new rim has a deeper channel? That would call for re-calculating spoke length.
08-10-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,344
Posted By madpogue

Electronic shifting is on the wrong amended list....

Electronic shifting is on the wrong amended list. Requiring a battery to shift your bike puts it squarely on the "worst" list. Doubly so for a hackable wireless version.

Re. cassettes, the riveted...
08-10-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1; I'd START by measuring the rear...

^^^^^ +1; I'd START by measuring the rear triangle spacing and OLD of the axle.
08-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By madpogue

No surprise, it's one of those products that you...

No surprise, it's one of those products that you find at both the supermarket (in the aisle with the Comet cleanser etc) and a well-stocked hardware store. Seems like it's been around forever.
08-10-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57,554
Views: 8,367,631
Posted By madpogue

Another wee little 'Dale, this time with touring...

Another wee little 'Dale, this time with touring geometry. (And no COVID tax)

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/edgerton-cannondale-alloy-49cm-small/7174718207.htmlCannondale Alloy 49cm small...
08-10-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By madpogue

Actually, the dropouts are stamped. This bike...

Actually, the dropouts are stamped. This bike pre-dates the wide use of cassettes by several years; it's almost certainly a freewheel. Worth a tune-up as mentioned above, since it doesn't appear to...
08-10-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 57,554
Views: 8,367,631
Posted By madpogue

Here's the "budget" version - not an Anniversary...

Here's the "budget" version - not an Anniversary edition, no mudguards, paint is a little beat, stem shifters.
...
08-09-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 57,554
Views: 8,367,631
Posted By madpogue

Oh - another note about that ^^^^^^^ Miyata -- No...

Oh - another note about that ^^^^^^^ Miyata -- No bids again, the status is now "Passed". Generally, with "Passed" items on Pace & Hong auctions, you can contact the auctioneers after the fact, offer...
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Correct; T-Mar pegged the identification...

^^^^^^ Correct; T-Mar pegged the identification as a Schwinn, based on the screws for the retainers on the fork, and the "Pugsley Addams" head lug. The other braze-ons, and head badge screw hole...
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By madpogue

The brake cable housings are too long. That's why...

The brake cable housings are too long. That's why they're "looping around". That extra housing, and the unusual routing it creates, will negatively affect the smooth operation of the brakes. Cut them...
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