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03-09-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By mainstreetexile

I definitely don't need another late 80s Japanese...

I definitely don't need another late 80s Japanese mountain bike, but I had a Valley Runner that I sold before during a move, and I do want this one...

Are you shipping? I'm in PA, where in OH is...
09-06-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

Why did you end up returning it? Hadn't checked...

Why did you end up returning it? Hadn't checked into this thread for a bit, but I was watching the auctions for that and the paramountain.
09-05-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By mainstreetexile

I just finished building up an old Raleigh...

I just finished building up an old Raleigh Elkhorn frame and have been looking for some leather to recreate the "portage strap" for the special frame braze ons.
...
02-12-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By mainstreetexile

Unfortunately, I don't have mine anymore. I was...

Unfortunately, I don't have mine anymore. I was short on storage space at the time and I regrettably got rid of that frameset (and a very nice Koga Miyata Terra Liner Carbon!!).

Mine was a 1974...
08-20-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 101,642
Posted By mainstreetexile

Thanks, didn't realize this thread was getting...

Thanks, didn't realize this thread was getting stickied!

My main rides are no longer 27" tired (mostly ride my 26" '85 Cimarron these days) so I haven't kept on what's available as much, but I see...
07-02-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,863
Views: 350,860
Posted By mainstreetexile

21.1 / .833 stem

Looking for a 21.1mm / 0.833 stem, early mtb / bmx size, with a regular 25.4 clamp diameter. 60-100mm reach, SR or similar.

Have: lots of stuff!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By mainstreetexile

(Dahon) Folding bike on a hitch rack?

I have a cross country move coming up, and we'll be driving a single car (packed to the gills), with a bicycle hitch rack on it for one full size bike.

I also have a Dahon Speed TR that I plan on...
03-24-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

The Crazy Bars have a lot of sweep back, so you...

The Crazy Bars have a lot of sweep back, so you won't need as short of a stem as for drop bars. The long Cimarron top tubes were made with upright bars like those in mind.

If you're looking for a...
10-01-17, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By mainstreetexile

I'll take these if the brake pads are still...

I'll take these if the brake pads are still usable.

PM me with your paypal email address and I'll send over payment tomorrow.
08-26-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

Bottom bracket cable routing

Is anyone using a cable housing liner or other solution to reduce friction for the cables under the bottom bracket?

Over many miles, I've had the cables wear through the paint and I've had some...
08-03-17, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By mainstreetexile

Favorite C&V "style" canti pads for deerhead or similar brakes?

I'm looking for new pads for a set of old Shimano XT "Deerhead" BR-MC70 cantis, (picture from velobase):

http://i.imgur.com/DlFacLW.jpg

Anybody have a favorite new pad that works well and looks...
05-04-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

I've been running 26x1.5" Vittoria Randonneur...

I've been running 26x1.5" Vittoria Randonneur Pros on my drop bar 85 for a few years (the rear is almost out of tread now), and they're a good mix of speed/weight for longer rides and tire width for...
03-22-17, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 177,166
Posted By mainstreetexile

Worn out large (biopace) chainrings

Kind of a weird request, but does anyone have a stash of worn out large (46+?) 110 bcd chainrings they're not using? Biopace or round. Looking for a few to grind down to use as diy cheapo bash /...
03-05-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By mainstreetexile

Excellent advice, thanks everyone! I"ll...

Excellent advice, thanks everyone!

I"ll remove an existing spoke from each group to measure, check how the untensioned rims look, and order different size spokes as necessary.

Re: the spoke...
03-03-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By mainstreetexile

Spoke replacement questions

I'm planning to replace the spokes on an existing wheelset I have that has had some strange spoke rust / breaking issues. This is my first time buying bulk spokes and replacing the spokes on an...
02-27-17, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 177,166
Posted By mainstreetexile

ISO Park TM-1 Tension Meter

ISO Park Tools TM-1 Tension Meter for checking wheel spoke tension

If you have one, PM me to let me know what you're looking for in trade.
02-25-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By mainstreetexile

Hmm, I hadn't recently looked at all of them but...

Hmm, I hadn't recently looked at all of them but I just double-checked the serial numbers on the three I have access to this afternoon (an 85 23" frame, an 85 21" frame, and an 86 23" frame) and this...
02-25-17, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By mainstreetexile

Mid 80s Schwinn (Cimarron / Greenville-built) serial numbers

I have a few 85-86 Schwinn Cimarrons that were built in the Greenville plant.

On the bottom bracket shell, there are two separate serial numbers stamped:

1. The first one is the regular...
02-24-17, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,356
Posted By mainstreetexile

This has been my experience too, a larger frame...

This has been my experience too, a larger frame usually has the effect of being able to get the bars up higher relative to the seat height. The top tube will be longer though, so you might need a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,876
Posted By mainstreetexile

I saw the Litepro ones on the Thor site, but they...

I saw the Litepro ones on the Thor site, but they were low spoke count and more than I would like to spend for replacement wheels on an inexpensive folder. I can't find any information on wheelsport...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-17, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,876
Posted By mainstreetexile

Aftermarket wheelsets for Dahon?

Does anyone know of any aftermarket 20" / 406 wheelsets for Dahons?

I've seen one or two expensive lightweight racing options, but I'm looking more for a sturdy utility / touring wheelset with...
12-09-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By mainstreetexile

San Diego Tweed Ride - 12/11/2016

For anyone in the region: the annual San Diego Tweed Ride is this Sunday, December 11, 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1763601067222300/1791111794471227/

Save the date for the 2016 San...
11-25-16, 02:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,313
Posted By mainstreetexile

I had a set of vintage Kirtland Tourpak panniers...

I had a set of vintage Kirtland Tourpak panniers before:

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8527/8453707775_0f7eb8424b_c.jpg

Nice bags, I liked the variety of pockets and spaces for organizing...
11-25-16, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By mainstreetexile

I'm looking for some replacement 26" road /...

I'm looking for some replacement 26" road / touring tires too (preferably with a reflective sidewall and not ridiculously heavy).

Anybody know of any good black friday deals on 26" Marathon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 76,376
Posted By mainstreetexile

Looks good! Have you tried it with a Brompton T /...

Looks good! Have you tried it with a Brompton T / Touring bag?

Any eta for when they'll be available for sale or price info? :innocent:
09-01-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

Added a new bundle of joy to my Cimarron family...

Added a new bundle of joy to my Cimarron family yesterday, a 21" frame little sibling to my 23" frame daily driver.

A stock '85 aside from the Scott bars and the large chainring. As purchased:
...
08-24-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By mainstreetexile

Poked around and saw that Nashbar had a deal on...

Poked around and saw that Nashbar had a deal on prebuilt Rhynolite / M525 Deore disc hub wheelsets, $90 (25% off $119) + $15 shipping.

https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_200262_-1...
08-24-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By mainstreetexile

Yeah, I may check with some local shops to see...

Yeah, I may check with some local shops to see how much it would cost for the spokes/nipples and labor to get them rebuilt since the rims aren't too worn and I think the hubs are still in good shape....
08-24-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By mainstreetexile

Recommendations for a current, C&V-ish 26" wheelset?

So, the Mavic XC717 / Deore M590 wheelset I've been using on my '85 Cimarron for the last 4 years has started breaking spokes. I think it's due to corrosion / fatigue where the spokes cross, but I'm...
04-29-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By mainstreetexile

I'm also interested in buying that 26" lx...

I'm also interested in buying that 26" lx wheelset. I'm in San Diego, so could do local pickup to avoid shipping.

Maybe that XD2 crankset too, I'd be interested to see some pictures of it.
04-18-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

Is that the one that had all the rack / fender...

Is that the one that had all the rack / fender braze-ons cut off before the repaint? http://i.imgur.com/vrxaMiG.png
04-02-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By mainstreetexile

Do these accept a single speed or multi (6?)...

Do these accept a single speed or multi (6?) speed freewheel?

How much would shipping be to San Diego?
03-29-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,911
Posted By mainstreetexile

I might be losing my gourd, but this actually...

I might be losing my gourd, but this actually looks pretty good for the price. Steel frame, canti mounts / v-brakes, alloy 700c rims, rack, fenders, usable upright bars..

This is probably a...
03-29-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,626
Posted By mainstreetexile

Running 7 speeds with Shimano 6-speed SIS (MT60, et al)

I've heard that people have had good results running 7 speeds with the shimano 6 speed thumbies.

Anybody have any advice on this setup? Do you adjust it to put the "extra" gear at the low or...
03-29-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,388
Posted By mainstreetexile

Ah, shoot, I just ordered a set of the bell...

Ah, shoot, I just ordered a set of the bell cables from amazon and noticed two different numbers now. I went for the cheaper, should've paid an extra 2 dollars for these.

It looks like the old...
01-29-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

Looks like a good project! Nice XT group. The...

Looks like a good project! Nice XT group. The stock paint doesn't look too bad, so I would seriously consider keeping it, but that's your call..
11-07-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 101,642
Posted By mainstreetexile

Yeah, these look identical to the pasela...

Yeah, these look identical to the pasela tourguards. I guess they charge extra for the Soma logo and kanji on the side :)

http://i.imgur.com/A1IC5IM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/daGNHXC.jpg

Looks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By mainstreetexile

Ok, thanks... Anybody else have any actual...

Ok, thanks...

Anybody else have any actual advice for how they handle their bike friday when it's folded?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By mainstreetexile

Bike Friday - recommendations for holding things together when folded?

I have a bike friday pocket llama, and I love the ride of it, but I often find myself throwing my dahon helios in the car when I want a quick folding bike since the folded package is so much easier...
06-28-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 108,504
Posted By mainstreetexile

I need to get some pictures of this one as it's...

I need to get some pictures of this one as it's currently built up, but here is a detail shot of my low-trail / wide-ish tire "adventure" bike from Raphael Cycles in San Francisco:
...
06-28-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 108,504
Posted By mainstreetexile

:love: Mmm, those racks. Guessing those were...

:love: Mmm, those racks. Guessing those were custom built by Tomii too?
06-28-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By mainstreetexile

Rob, do you still have this saddle? Sent you an...

Rob, do you still have this saddle? Sent you an email about it but didn't hear back.
06-25-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,253
Posted By mainstreetexile

That's a 1985 (catalog year at least), the 1984...

That's a 1985 (catalog year at least), the 1984 models had the model name in the downtube decal e.g. "TREK 720"

The Trek 1984 and 1985 brochures are up here with the original specs:

Vintage...
06-23-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By mainstreetexile

It's probably just due to the camera, the...

It's probably just due to the camera, the lighting in the photo, or my computer screen, but this was my first thought about this blue saddle:

http://i.imgur.com/c40ZUU0.png

:)
06-10-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By mainstreetexile

These look pretty cool. I like how they extend a...

These look pretty cool. I like how they extend a bit on the bottom too, so they kind of turn straight bars into "H" bars. Post some pictures when you get them mounted?
05-17-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,282,623
Posted By mainstreetexile

ISO: .833 (bmx / early mtb sizing) SR stem with...

ISO: .833 (bmx / early mtb sizing) SR stem with 25.4 clamp diameter, 80-100mm-ish
05-14-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,282,623
Posted By mainstreetexile

ISO: Shimano Deore-ish 7 speed indexed / friction...

ISO: Shimano Deore-ish 7 speed indexed / friction thumbies
05-11-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 118,824
Posted By mainstreetexile

I'm just picturing your and bconneraz's Cimarron...

I'm just picturing your and bconneraz's Cimarron stockpiles.. :)

http://i.imgur.com/oJInqtL.jpg





Yep, love the ample space for fenders between the stays and all the rack mounts...
05-09-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By mainstreetexile

I think the gumwall tourguards were the only...

I think the gumwall tourguards were the only folding bead paselas. If that's the case, I'll take them, pm me your paypal info.
05-06-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,342
Posted By mainstreetexile

For any youngin's that aren't familiar with the...

For any youngin's that aren't familiar with the contraptions that these were designed for:

http://i.imgur.com/XcgW9BV.jpg
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