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04-12-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,016
Posted By Murray Missile

Mine came with Suntour XC Sport 3 X 6 friction...

Mine came with Suntour XC Sport 3 X 6 friction shift. I swapped those out for 1986 XC Sport 3 X 6 Accushift. The saddle and seatpost are not original but the stem, bars, brakes and wheels are. It has...
04-10-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Murray Missile

Good bike to learn on, it's heavy and definitely...

Good bike to learn on, it's heavy and definitely on the low end of the spectrum but the basics are the same as most other bikes and it would make someone a good dependable bike when you're done....
04-10-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,016
Posted By Murray Missile

My green bikes. 1979 Soma Prestige ...

My green bikes.

1979 Soma Prestige
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1986 Takara Highlander, it has quickly...
04-10-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Murray Missile

I always tell people that bring me cheap box...

I always tell people that bring me cheap box store bikes to work on up front what I think of them and that I can make it work for "awhile" but unless they replace certain items it WILL fail again. I...
04-04-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Murray Missile

Oh for sure and the wally worlds around here are...

Oh for sure and the wally worlds around here are totally sold out of any kind of adult bike so there will be a glut of them needing repairs. I had just replaced the FD on a Huffy MTB from WalMart the...
04-04-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Murray Missile

I almost did but it wouldn't have done any good,...

I almost did but it wouldn't have done any good, she was convinced she'd made a good buy and is happy with it for now, as they say, ignorance is bliss. Had they brought it to me still in the box I...
04-04-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Murray Missile

Caveat Emptor

I had a former classmate of my sister's stop by yesterday because she heard I work on bikes. She had purchased a bike off Amazon that required assembly and her friend had tried to put it together but...
03-03-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,037
Posted By Murray Missile

I found someone I know and trust that will do a...

I found someone I know and trust that will do a pro paint job on bike frames for me. He's doing my Peugeot PXN10 this Spring in Pearl White and if it turns out as nice as the other stuff he's done...
03-02-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,037
Posted By Murray Missile

Interesting, my TdF frame set has a spot just...

Interesting, my TdF frame set has a spot just like that! :D ;)
02-27-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Murray Missile

This one was for sale near me awhile back along...

This one was for sale near me awhile back along with a 1990 Nishiki Ariel with the elevated chainstays. I bought the Ariel and I seriously considered grabbing the Yokota just because it was too cheap...
02-27-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Murray Missile

My '72-ish Interclub has the "Custom Made" decal...

My '72-ish Interclub has the "Custom Made" decal too.

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01-26-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,582
Posted By Murray Missile

This will seem an odd choice but it has it's...

This will seem an odd choice but it has it's basis in nostalgia. I was given a copy of the 1971 edition (green cover) when I bought my new 1971 Raleigh Grand Prix from them, I was 16. I wore it out,...
01-25-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,997
Posted By Murray Missile

1990 Diamondback Interval; Tange Champion No.2...

1990 Diamondback Interval; Tange Champion No.2 frame and fork; Microshift R9 3 X 9 drivetrain with CODA triple. It's getting a makeover this year to tone it down a bit. OK, tone it down a LOT, it got...
01-18-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Murray Missile

I put a set on my '75 Varsity, they didn't make...

I put a set on my '75 Varsity, they didn't make it any lighter LOL but it rides oh so nice now. I'm around 225 Lbs. and the bike is 45 Lbs. and sees mostly chip & oil and gravel roads.
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01-18-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Murray Missile

I've pulled tubes that were folded up like that...

I've pulled tubes that were folded up like that and assume it's because they were installed incorrectly to begin with. I pitch them if they are creased as it's a good place for a rupture to occur.
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01-16-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By Murray Missile

1985 Guerciotti GLX Super Record Special in 63cm....

1985 Guerciotti GLX Super Record Special in 63cm. Columbus SLX tubing, frame prepped and painted by Ten Speed Drive. Still collecting all the Campy Super Record pieces to put it back together. ...
01-11-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4,239
Views: 390,895
Posted By Murray Missile

I suggested to his Dad that he help me fix his...

I suggested to his Dad that he help me fix his BMX bike and then he can sell it, he thought that was a great idea. I'm kind of surprised Dad let the BMX get in disrepair but it did so I'll take...
01-10-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,239
Views: 390,895
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks. I told him I didn't expect him to...

Thanks. I told him I didn't expect him to remember everything I showed him but that somewhere down the road he'd remember it. Kid is smart he's been getting straight A's in school all school year so...
01-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,239
Views: 390,895
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10...

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10 Yr. old Grandson and I put together the MTB "kit" I gave him for Christmas. He had outgrown his BMX bike and wanted a MTB so he could keep up with...
01-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, we finally got the build done. We had a...

Well, we finally got the build done. We had a great time and he was seriously interested in how things went together. It was a blast, however our photographer got distracted talking recipes with our...
01-05-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 85,538
Posted By Murray Missile

I sold the Tequesta last year after building it...

I sold the Tequesta last year after building it several different ways, the guy put an electric motor on it. :cry: Here's the last revision just before I sold it. If it had only been my size...... at...
01-03-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks guys I very much appreciate your input and...

Thanks guys I very much appreciate your input and had considered a similar solution but my machinist works cheap. I hand him the pieces, he hands them back a day or two later and I hand him a package...
01-02-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Murray Missile

I have this '87 hanging over my work bench. I'm...

I have this '87 hanging over my work bench. I'm not wild about the color but the paint and decals are almost perfect so I can live with it. When I finally get around to it it's probably getting...
01-02-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks for the offer, I have it covered. :beer: ...

Thanks for the offer, I have it covered. :beer:

Well, as I have been known to do from time to time I'll make a short story long........ I'm not "worried", I'm aggravated. This isn't a case of the...
01-01-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

Getting mine machined is no big deal and from as...

Getting mine machined is no big deal and from as easily as they dented when I drove them out they appear to be fairly mild steel with no heat treat now so that's not an issue but if the Park bushings...
01-01-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Murray Missile

I think you're right, I was of the understanding...

I think you're right, I was of the understanding the head badge with the hash marks at the bottom indicated an Asian built bike, I don't know for sure though. I think 1980 was when production started...
01-01-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

LOL, I know, it has to be asked and a fair...

LOL, I know, it has to be asked and a fair question to which I can gladly say, yes. I've greased the snot out of it, I didn't have to use as big of a hammer to get it out that time. :thumb:

The...
01-01-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

True, that's why you measure in multiple points....

True, that's why you measure in multiple points. Machine Shop Inspection 101.
01-01-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

Peter Principle eh? So, may I take it you're...

Peter Principle eh? So, may I take it you're saying since I've been in the same field for most of my working years and never became president of the company I must be incompetent? Nice. :notamused: ...
01-01-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,596
Posted By Murray Missile

Buy less, build what I already have when the...

Buy less, build what I already have when the weather is crappy, ride when it isn't and sell the ones that don't make me smile like I did when I rode my old Grand Prix 50 years ago.
01-01-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

Logical advice but unfortunately this isn't just...

Logical advice but unfortunately this isn't just a high spot, the OD on the tool is slightly too large, on both mandrels too. I was a layout inspector in the defense industry for many years and also...
01-01-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Murray Missile

Headset press vs. bearing cup issue.

I have a "Bike Hand" headset press I bought off Ebay which works well except when used with FSA 1-1/8" threadless headsets. For the low volume of headsets I do I just couldn't justify the cost of a...
12-31-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By Murray Missile

Nice. :thumb:I was the 2nd caller on this One...

Nice. :thumb:I was the 2nd caller on this One Thousand a few days ago, it was rough but my size and only $50. Caller number one took it, probably just as well I have too many projects as it is.
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12-31-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Murray Missile

It's hard to tell from the pictures, we really...

It's hard to tell from the pictures, we really need to see the whole frame but from the original color, head badge, chrome cable stop for center pull brakes and crankset I'm leaning toward the mortal...
12-30-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Murray Missile

We'll need pictures which you can't post until...

We'll need pictures which you can't post until you have 10 posts. In the meantime you can put them in an album here and one of the more savvy members can share then for you. I've never done it...
12-30-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,739
Posted By Murray Missile

Which can lead to 30 or 40 if you aren't...

Which can lead to 30 or 40 if you aren't careful........... each of which has something you like about it. So I've heard........ :innocent:

Lots of great advice here. Especially on the Japanese...
12-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,628
Posted By Murray Missile

:eek: YIKES!!! I'm feeling REALLY good about what...

:eek: YIKES!!! I'm feeling REALLY good about what I gave for mine right now!
12-29-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,865
Posted By Murray Missile

OK, you got me. Mismatched wheels.... With the...

OK, you got me. Mismatched wheels.... With the exception of my Orange Krate I can't abide mismatched wheels or tires, not even on my beaters.:twitchy:
12-29-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,865
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and...

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and easily triggered" one I'd have a long list but oddly nothing comes to mind. I don't know, must be the "Dirty Bastard" ale talking LOL, I'm feeling...
12-28-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Murray Missile

I can't find it now but I saw a video a couple...

I can't find it now but I saw a video a couple days ago of a guy that built an adult size Orange Krate using a modified 26 inch Schwinn frame. Except for the narrowish rear wheel and tire if you saw...
12-28-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Murray Missile

It's easy to open the top of the seat tube up a...

It's easy to open the top of the seat tube up a little. I use a large SnapOn screwdriver inserted in the slot just below the top edge and I gently pry it open until the sides of the slot are ever so...
12-28-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Murray Missile

My '83 Espree was a 26.6.

My '83 Espree was a 26.6.
12-27-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By Murray Missile

Once upon a time I could ride a 67cm comfortably....

Once upon a time I could ride a 67cm comfortably. I have a 66cm Varsity but most of my bikes are 63cm. I can make a 58 work with a tall seat post and a Nitto Technomic stem.

66cm...
12-27-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By Murray Missile

Wow, I'm 6' 1-1/2" and that's just my size. Damn,...

Wow, I'm 6' 1-1/2" and that's just my size. Damn, it's too far away and I just spent all my bike money on new lights, sheving, tool boxes and storage containers getting my shop straightened and...
12-26-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,811
Posted By Murray Missile

Lower end Fujis have similar "embossed" stamped...

Lower end Fujis have similar "embossed" stamped dropouts, they look like forged DO's at a casual glance. In my early days of vintage bikes when I though25 In. frames were harder to find than they in...
12-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By Murray Missile

I keep a couple 55 Gal. contractor bags under the...

I keep a couple 55 Gal. contractor bags under the driver's seat in the car. I've come across bikes for sale while away from home without my bike rack or have needed to transport a bike under adverse...
12-25-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,472
Posted By Murray Missile

:wtf:Wow, take things out of context much? I was...

:wtf:Wow, take things out of context much? I was talking about people being exposed as a matter of everyday life NOT people being exposed in an occupational environment or a direct connection and you...
12-25-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By Murray Missile

The spray pattern isn't that wide on the ones I...

The spray pattern isn't that wide on the ones I use, it's pretty concentrated, similar to wasp and hornet spray but without the 15 foot range but spraying on a rag works too.
12-25-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Murray Missile

Home run!!! He was thrilled and got a little...

Home run!!! He was thrilled and got a little choked up. :D:D:D
12-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,472
Posted By Murray Missile

While limiting exposure to particulates...

While limiting exposure to particulates containing lead is always a good idea the lead content in the paint on a bicycle frame is extremely low. There's no need to call the EPA or HazMat team and...
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