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Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
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A photo of the drive side would be...
09-22-20, 08:07 AM
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Posted By madpogue

Another history question Tom might be...

Another history question Tom might be able/willing to answer.
09-21-20, 03:28 PM
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Views: 1,225
Posted By madpogue

Were you playing it along the way? (The piano,...

Were you playing it along the way?
(The piano, that is....)
09-21-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By madpogue

I just get the "rolling donut" (21st-Century...

I just get the "rolling donut" (21st-Century hourglass) trying to view the video.
09-21-20, 01:24 PM
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Views: 442
Posted By madpogue

But it's alright, now......

But it's alright, now......
09-21-20, 12:37 PM
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Views: 347
Posted By madpogue

Actually, if it's indeed a 1984 One Thousand, the...

Actually, if it's indeed a 1984 One Thousand, the catalog ( https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2084.pdf ) specs a Shimano UG (Uniglide) 5-speed freewheel. It...
09-21-20, 11:56 AM
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Posted By madpogue

I'd want to see photos. Wait -- on second though,...

I'd want to see photos. Wait -- on second though, I wouldn't.

To the OP -- I would take rosefarts up on his (?) offer, before altering a classic frame. Between an option you can undo and an...
09-21-20, 11:48 AM
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Posted By madpogue

That'll afford the seller a keyboard with a...

That'll afford the seller a keyboard with a working ENTER key so he can form paragraphs.
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Views: 413
Posted By madpogue

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the...

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the cool factor edge. Darn shame about that condition and the Heinz 57 components. That orange is especially susceptible to fade.
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Posted By madpogue

"Chicago" was just a reference to Schwinn's HQ,...

"Chicago" was just a reference to Schwinn's HQ, not the place of manufacture. Mid-'80s, I think the bike would have been built in Greenville, SC. The 1006 on the headbadge indeed day 100 of 1986.
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Photo assist: ...

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An overall photo from the drive side, and photos of the...
09-21-20, 10:35 AM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Maybe the fountain comes with? It's more...

^^^^ Maybe the fountain comes with? It's more prominent in the photo than the bike.
09-21-20, 06:49 AM
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Posted By madpogue

Would count double if it were on a Landshark.

Would count double if it were on a Landshark.
09-19-20, 09:49 PM
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Posted By madpogue

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.
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Posted By madpogue

I haven't checked other states, but in WI, to get...

I haven't checked other states, but in WI, to get an individual person's address through voter registration, you have to know the name and birth date. You can buy mass voter lists, but they're not...
09-19-20, 11:14 AM
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Views: 1,225
Posted By madpogue

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers'...

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers' market one day, we spotted him in the window well of a "garden" (basement) apartment. He couldn't have scaled the sheer vertical concrete sides. Went...
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Posted By madpogue

Only if you own the property where you live.

Only if you own the property where you live.
09-18-20, 03:39 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Are those the "triangle" Shimano 600 pedals, with...

Are those the "triangle" Shimano 600 pedals, with clips?
09-18-20, 03:19 PM
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Posted By madpogue

EEEK, lower that stem! Do you see the Minimum...

EEEK, lower that stem! Do you see the Minimum Insertion indicator?

T-Mar will know for sure, but that serial number appears to match a Miki build, second fortnight (late January) 1984.
09-18-20, 03:17 PM
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Posted By madpogue

On the contrary, he proposed an amendment to the...

On the contrary, he proposed an amendment to the project, that would require yoga pants.
09-18-20, 03:00 PM
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Posted By madpogue

The way the frame tubes protrude into the shell,...

The way the frame tubes protrude into the shell, I don't see how a cartridge BB could be fit into it.
09-17-20, 01:36 PM
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Views: 317
Posted By madpogue

Looks slightly steampunk. I probably would have...

Looks slightly steampunk. I probably would have wrapped the whole length of the pipe, then cut into the wrap for the slots. But if it's solid and holds the light without vibration while going down...
09-17-20, 01:08 PM
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Views: 914
Posted By madpogue

Corollary / riddle, an update on the old computer...

Corollary / riddle, an update on the old computer salesman riddle:

Q: What's the difference between a car salesman and a boutique bike salesman in an idle-rich playground community?

A: The car...
09-16-20, 03:04 PM
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Views: 914
Posted By madpogue

That's the next line of boutique items this...

That's the next line of boutique items this company will be selling. "Vintage" console TVs from the '70s, rigged to auto-play reruns of Let's Make a Deal from a youtube feed. With a can of Lemon...
09-16-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By madpogue

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date...

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date when they stick a brass bell on an old Firenze and "artfullly feature" it for a grand or two.
09-16-20, 10:43 AM
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Views: 167
Posted By madpogue

A few pedals have only an allen fitting on the...

A few pedals have only an allen fitting on the end of the shaft, and no flats. Those are the only type that won't work, for the obvious reason.
09-15-20, 07:51 PM
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Views: 300
Posted By madpogue

First place to check is the bottom bracket shell.

First place to check is the bottom bracket shell.
09-15-20, 03:46 PM
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Views: 287
Posted By madpogue

+1, the markings indicate 1983. I think it's a...

+1, the markings indicate 1983. I think it's a "plain' Voyageur, not an SP; an SP would have cantilever brakes, and, as mentioned, a contrasting-color head tube.

Schwinn catalogs, 1981 - 1990 (208...
09-15-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....
09-15-20, 11:18 AM
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Posted By madpogue

What's the four-digit number on the head badge?

What's the four-digit number on the head badge?
09-14-20, 10:59 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Sandwich Police are my heroes.

Sandwich Police are my heroes.
09-14-20, 03:18 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Are they stiff or sticky? A quick shot of light...

Are they stiff or sticky? A quick shot of light lubricant is all you should need with thumbies. There are no pawls or ratchets that can fail to engage.
09-14-20, 12:13 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By madpogue

Probably 1997 or later, with the V-brakes.

Probably 1997 or later, with the V-brakes.
09-13-20, 07:14 PM
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Views: 618
Posted By madpogue

Both serial numbers are for a 1983 520. Probably...

Both serial numbers are for a 1983 520. Probably 053741, a 19" frame. http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/1983/83Trek7.jpg

Is the seat post unstuck?

Steerer tube length sounds right.
09-13-20, 04:49 PM
09-13-20, 04:45 PM
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Views: 618
Posted By madpogue

Serial number?

Serial number?
09-13-20, 04:44 PM
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Views: 436
Posted By madpogue

The shank of the nut must be bent, if it doesn't...

The shank of the nut must be bent, if it doesn't slide out. That also may be preventing the bolt from threading all the way in. I think you need to figure out a way to get the nut out.
09-13-20, 10:56 AM
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Posted By madpogue

That doesn't change the direction of the threads.

That doesn't change the direction of the threads.
09-12-20, 11:04 PM
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Views: 810
Posted By madpogue

Are there adjusters for the ends of the springs...

Are there adjusters for the ends of the springs that engage the brake arms?
09-12-20, 07:28 PM
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Views: 810
Posted By madpogue

+1; if those adjusters exist, that's the _right_...

+1; if those adjusters exist, that's the _right_ way to adjust any brake with two separate springs.
09-12-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By madpogue

Looks just like my smoke-chrome '87, except a...

Looks just like my smoke-chrome '87, except a couple sizes smaller. You can confirm the year by looking at the 4-digit number on the head badge; last digit is the year. I have not found a catalog for...
09-12-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 810
Posted By madpogue

Hard to tell from the pics -- is there one spring...

Hard to tell from the pics -- is there one spring spanning between the two side? Or does each side have its own spring?
09-09-20, 02:58 PM
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Views: 449
Posted By madpogue

For your GF, there's a new generation of...

For your GF, there's a new generation of secondary / top-of-the-bar levers. They go by several names -- cheaters, interruptors, etc. They clamp onto the bar up by the top end of the tape, and you cut...
09-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By madpogue

Without a chain checker tool, you can still...

Without a chain checker tool, you can still _measure_ the chain for wear. Hold the chain tight and measure center-to-center over 24 pins (12 full links). On a new chain, that last pin will measure to...
09-06-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By madpogue

On the off-center wheel, how much clearance is...

On the off-center wheel, how much clearance is there between the smallest cog and the chainstay?
09-06-20, 07:02 PM
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Views: 890,063
Posted By madpogue

Wow that's sharp. A 7-speed is probably a...

Wow that's sharp. A 7-speed is probably a cassette, but since it's a swap, only you can know, and only by looking at it.

The GooGone sounds promising; I've read a lot of posts about sticky hoods,...
09-05-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,956
Posted By madpogue

Now they can just hack your wireless shifting...

Now they can just hack your wireless shifting system.
09-04-20, 11:26 PM
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Views: 8,497,960
Posted By madpogue

Only one lame photo, but a sweet price. Timing...

Only one lame photo, but a sweet price. Timing chain is way slack.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/oregon-tandem-bike/7190484754.htmltandem bike - $500...
09-04-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By madpogue

Whoa, even the dork disc isn't yellowed or...

Whoa, even the dork disc isn't yellowed or cloudy. Time machine.
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