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09-17-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 298
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've been mounting the light onto the lower...

I've been mounting the light onto the lower portion of the bars- wherever my hands aren't going to be.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4758/25781560508_16f42eb6bb_o.jpg...
09-17-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By The Golden Boy

Wouldn’t the first gen Deore be the blue and...

Wouldn’t the first gen Deore be the blue and green ones with the lower case font?

The one with the cranks with the big pedal holes...
09-15-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 56,304
Posted By The Golden Boy

Isn't it cute to go through old threads and see...

Isn't it cute to go through old threads and see what you lusted after 10, 6 and 3 years ago?

These days it's back to an Ellis light tourer. With cantis.
09-15-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By The Golden Boy

Read his posts in C&V. Or for fun, just...

Read his posts in C&V.

Or for fun, just narrow it down to the C&V Sales forum.
09-15-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By The Golden Boy

Easton/DA 7210: ...

Easton/DA 7210:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7926/46884803371_74246765b6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2er3SAP)DASPRight (https://flic.kr/p/2er3SAP) by Dave The Golden Boy...
09-15-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By The Golden Boy

It looks like they're not making either of these...

It looks like they're not making either of these any more- White Industries pedals and King Cage toe clips.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48145018707_8181d97734_o.jpg...
09-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,269
Posted By The Golden Boy

Looking good!!!

Looking good!!!
09-12-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By The Golden Boy

Right now it's still with the trekking bars- I'm...

Right now it's still with the trekking bars- I'm not totally sold on it like this- again, it's just a little too big, so I don't know if the bars just aren't working, or if this size just needs to...
09-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By The Golden Boy

I also have an 87 High Sierra- I got it 2 days...

I also have an 87 High Sierra- I got it 2 days before I got out of the Army- I don't ride it that often (it's a touch big for me), but it's such a cool bike I don't want to part with it.

This...
09-12-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's a time to put lipstick on a pig, and a...

There's a time to put lipstick on a pig, and a time to leave the pig be.

If that pig brought you to the dance and it means something to you or it does something for you- by all means. Repainting...
09-12-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,116
Posted By The Golden Boy

My concept of "mint" as it applies to bikes has...

My concept of "mint" as it applies to bikes has certainly changed over the years.

One of my first cool bikes was a Raliegh Sprite- my memory is that it was almost unused... I don't know how true...
09-12-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By The Golden Boy

Super cool restoration!!! There's some...

Super cool restoration!!!

There's some people who ride these things on the bike path around here.
09-10-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,617
Posted By The Golden Boy

These two quotes are words of great wisdom. ...

These two quotes are words of great wisdom.

As this is a really old post, it may be worth noting I ended up buying Edgewater Dude’s Voyageur frame and rode it for a few years and completely...
09-09-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,798
Posted By The Golden Boy

Beautiful and unusual bike (for those in North...

Beautiful and unusual bike (for those in North America)!!! Thank you for posting!



Is that a "100" decal on the top tube by the seat post? As in Miyata's 100th anniversary?


I also...
09-09-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 654
Posted By The Golden Boy

I remember you saying you were going to do that-...

I remember you saying you were going to do that- I never knew it was going to be like THAT. SWEET!!!
09-08-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By The Golden Boy

"Classy" is the first thing that comes to mind...

"Classy" is the first thing that comes to mind about that bike.
09-07-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By The Golden Boy

For MaroHer... VSP, 720 and M100LT

Short story long- a nice young man sent me a Visitor Message asking about the Voyageur SP, Trek 720 and Miyata 1000LT- I typed out a nice response and got a 'your reply is too long' error, so I...
09-06-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 213,301
Posted By The Golden Boy

Although it looks like she's yelling, she's very...

Although it looks like she's yelling, she's very calmly saying "mrwowrow" to me.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50313095813_929dcee505_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jDZLvc)Dru Mrowrow....
09-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By The Golden Boy

My 1985 Trek 720: ...

My 1985 Trek 720:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/930641-trek-720-1985-21-mine-rambly-too-many-pix-warning.html
...
09-06-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By The Golden Boy

Don't take this the wrong way- I swear I...

Don't take this the wrong way-

I swear I have never knowingly seen a thread or post of yours, I don't recall your username, don't recall your avatar...

But yesterday afternoon, in the course of...
09-06-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By The Golden Boy

Awesome Steel1 !!!

Awesome Steel1 !!!
09-05-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a beautiful bike.

That's a beautiful bike.
09-05-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By The Golden Boy

That guy was a nutball of the highest order. ...

That guy was a nutball of the highest order.


It's funny how the stuff that I have, is selling for next to nothing on ebay- less than half of what I paid for it over the years... But the stuff...
09-05-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By The Golden Boy

I believe that's what's called a "monostay." ...

I believe that's what's called a "monostay." But I don't see anything for a "Specialized Monostay" bike on a really quick search.

A monostay example:...
09-05-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By The Golden Boy

Could you please get some pix of the DT Miyata...

Could you please get some pix of the DT Miyata decals? Yours appears to be doing the same thing mine did (pieces of letter separated from the letter), and I couldn't figure out how/why- without the...
09-04-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 588
Posted By The Golden Boy

"Venerable." Big difference. ...

"Venerable."

Big difference.

:D
09-04-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By The Golden Boy

You're going to have to start locking your...

You're going to have to start locking your doors... next thing you know, all these random bikes are all gonna come in, start eating all your cereal, watching up your TV and making long distance calls...
09-04-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By The Golden Boy

Just google "hang bike by saddle" and you'll see...

Just google "hang bike by saddle" and you'll see bunches of pix!

You can use a 2X4 off a work bench or you can use a rope loop from rafters or a tree branch.

It doesn't scuff your saddle,...
09-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 588
Posted By The Golden Boy

The important thing is the distance from the axle...

The important thing is the distance from the axle to the canti post- the tire size is irrelevant.
09-04-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 588
Posted By The Golden Boy

No- 650B is a wheel size, like 700C.

No- 650B is a wheel size, like 700C.
09-03-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 588
Posted By The Golden Boy

And get some more posts in and post some pix. ...

And get some more posts in and post some pix.

Pix or it didn't happen.
09-03-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 588
Posted By The Golden Boy

First thing- there's no such thing as a 5 minute...

First thing- there's no such thing as a 5 minute job.

Second- you've got a pretty cool bike- a great all-rounder with some decent 'cred' behind it.

Third- You'll probably have trouble with the...
09-03-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By The Golden Boy

I admire you for diving in... but "keeper" is...

I admire you for diving in... but "keeper" is really stretching it.
09-03-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By The Golden Boy

So sorry! Good luck with the recovery!

So sorry!

Good luck with the recovery!
09-02-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm pretty sure that's a melt forged, swaged...

I'm pretty sure that's a melt forged, swaged alloy chain set.
09-02-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have had 3 Light and Motion lights- I have two...

I have had 3 Light and Motion lights- I have two that I currently use interchangeably- and one that I had for several years, and several charging cycles before it died.

I'm quite happy with the...
09-02-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By The Golden Boy

If'n I were you, I'd take it one step at a...

If'n I were you, I'd take it one step at a time...

First- if you don't like the drop handlebars- address that first. So to me, that would mean bars and brake levers... you can keep the stem mount...
09-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By The Golden Boy

I am of the train of thought that the 84 and...

I am of the train of thought that the 84 and later Schwinn World Sport is a bike that punches well above it's pay grade. (that's a dumb mixed metaphor)

You've got a CrMo main frame with hi-ten...
09-02-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,105
Posted By The Golden Boy

For 70s and early 80s- It would be a...

For 70s and early 80s-

It would be a Cyclone/Superbe/Simplex/Stronglight group.

1st Gen Cyclone derailleurs, Superbe brakes and levers, Simplex Retrofriction shifters, and Stronglight 99 crank.
09-02-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 864
Posted By The Golden Boy

I used to be quite into the Weird Al- I lost...

I used to be quite into the Weird Al- I lost track of him around Polka Party.

But I still have my autographed Dare To Be Stupid jersey:
...
09-02-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 864
Posted By The Golden Boy

We had 2 of those at work. They sat in a store...

We had 2 of those at work. They sat in a store room- no one wanted to take responsibility for throwing them out because they were so expensive back in the day, but were TOTALLY obsolete before the...
09-02-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 864
Posted By The Golden Boy

My first real computer was a donated (read:...

My first real computer was a donated (read: thrown out) Mac of some sort- I think it was a little Quadra thing.

A guy I knew rehabbed PCs- he would get these big donations of computers- and...
09-02-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've been thinking about hunting down some...

I've been thinking about hunting down some Biopace II rings for a bike or 2.

FWIW- there's Biopace and Biopace II- and it's my understanding that the Biopace II have a more gentle elliptical...
09-02-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a bike I really liked that *I* dented the...

I have a bike I really liked that *I* dented the top tube... it's much much less of a dent than that- and I've pretty much retired the frame. And that's for a bike that fits me and that I really...
08-28-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,394
Posted By The Golden Boy

What a timely thread... I think I'm going to...

What a timely thread...

I think I'm going to be re-evaluating the front rack on my Trek 620.
08-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By The Golden Boy

The Suntour Barcons are the standard for friction...

The Suntour Barcons are the standard for friction bar end shifting.

While most bar end shifters will have a friction option, IMO dedicated friction shifters are better for your application if...
08-26-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By The Golden Boy

Unicorn: ...

Unicorn:


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08-25-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,956
Posted By The Golden Boy

It doesn't take much to ring your bell. I've...

It doesn't take much to ring your bell. I've clocked my noggin a fair amount.

A few months ago I fell off my bike- as I was falling, I made a conscious decision to hold my handlebars up to not...
08-25-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 847
Posted By The Golden Boy

One time my brother in law was selling a drum-...

One time my brother in law was selling a drum- just a big ol' floor tom. He gets an email from some guy asking him to hold it, and he'll send $20 or whatever to hang on to the drum for a month or 2...
08-25-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a Curt hitch that I had installed from a...

I have a Curt hitch that I had installed from a local 'automotive accessories' place. My car is an Acura- when I asked them about it- I was referred there.
...
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