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08-05-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By TireLever-07

Hi, Any bike shop should be able to dig around...

Hi, Any bike shop should be able to dig around for the axle that fits. Few places sell 27" tires. Not a great selection anyways. But Freewheels,, the bearings(left & right) are closer together than...
Forum: Introductions
07-29-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,226
Posted By TireLever-07

Both your road bikes are about the same,bought...

Both your road bikes are about the same,bought new in a bike shop. drop bar alum rims. And the thief,,, took your good bike. I've never been into MTB bikes, just road hybrid and touring (Long) ...
Forum: Introductions
07-29-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By TireLever-07

Depends, but if you ride enough. Sooner or later....

Depends, but if you ride enough. Sooner or later. You'll want a better bike. I see more younger women buying road bikes. Depends if just for exercise,, or for shopping.. Locking it up downtown in...
07-03-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By TireLever-07

After Schwinn closed their Chicago factory. There...

After Schwinn closed their Chicago factory. There they only build electro-frorged frames + plus operations in the Paramount Cage there. In in 1980's they built many bikes in MS. The orginal Letour...
07-03-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By TireLever-07

Rear axle loose bearing? Wheel out of true. Frame...

Rear axle loose bearing? Wheel out of true. Frame broke (That one would would be easier to see) Rose Petal or pedals? Sorry to be a ___. Rear tire,, installed wrong? Ride around the blocks a few...
07-03-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By TireLever-07

If you have the skills to remove the BB Bracket &...

If you have the skills to remove the BB Bracket & cranks, do it. It used to be easier,114MM ? Wide BB shell & only needed the crank remover, And a 3/8 " drive socket set with a few Metric Sockets....
07-03-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,058
Posted By TireLever-07

Hi, I agree with poster #2...

Hi, I agree with poster #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . Any unlocked bike will be the first ones stolen. If you fear leaving a bathroom or store & you'll be...
05-25-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,276
Posted By TireLever-07

The 2 upper eyelets, likely are for a rack. And...

The 2 upper eyelets, likely are for a rack. And the left bracket ( I guess) Is for a light. (With or without a generator)
05-17-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By TireLever-07

Very relaxed head & seat tube angles. Motobecane...

Very relaxed head & seat tube angles. Motobecane had the "Mount Becane" in the same, early MTB years. The nutted axles would slow down any casual thieves. Some early MTB buyers, later wished they had...
02-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,742
Posted By TireLever-07

Do you have a good pic of the Headtube ? Some...

Do you have a good pic of the Headtube ? Some here can tell by the, "naked",, screw or rivet holes. If the headtube badge is long gone. cheers
01-23-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By TireLever-07

Cone wrenches ? For a seldom seen Hub? Too thin...

Cone wrenches ? For a seldom seen Hub? Too thin for pedal wrenches.
01-21-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,140
Posted By TireLever-07

The braze-on kickstand? I had a 1975 Schwinn...

The braze-on kickstand? I had a 1975 Schwinn Approved LeTour. The bolted on kickstand,, lasted like 3 years. It fell off, someplace. The Superior was a higher end Schwinn. Check the rims, Schwinn...
01-21-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By TireLever-07

I agree with poster # 10. Any decent full service...

I agree with poster # 10. Any decent full service bike shop. The Raleigh 20, had a 20" dia. wheel. Sorry I never owned a folder. They must use them on trailers & recumbments too. The 24" Schwinn...
01-14-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 2,739,986
Posted By TireLever-07

Viscount,, Lambert,, made their own brakes &...

Viscount,, Lambert,, made their own brakes & drivetrain components too. That's a press fit BB spindle. Like many Kleins. So, if its rides ok,, shifts, might be fine. They used aerospace tubing, try...
01-14-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By TireLever-07

I was going to say, cross them where they run...

I was going to say, cross them where they run under the down tube too, or use bar ends. Even stem shifters, Check the down tube braze-ons too. They had a least 2 different styles. Modern...
01-14-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By TireLever-07

Your 1st pic is the crankset bolt. One with a...

Your 1st pic is the crankset bolt. One with a "collar" around it. Often that's a 8MM. That, style, replaced the older cranksets that had a larger bolt, sometimes a nut. The Bottom Bracket, (BB),...
01-07-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,634
Posted By TireLever-07

Never been blown over. I hate riding in the rain....

Never been blown over. I hate riding in the rain. It's it 55F or below I don't wear a helmet. Winter riding you create your own wind chill effect. Lose heat pretty damm quick. But if can see frozen...
01-07-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By TireLever-07

Poster number 2 is correct. Astro Damiler was...

Poster number 2 is correct. Astro Damiler was their high end stuff. I bought 2 French bikes brand new & admired them back then. Bianchi bought out Puch in the very late, 1980's.
01-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By TireLever-07

Freewheel explosions suck. I killed my Hybrid...

Freewheel explosions suck. I killed my Hybrid bikes number 1 & 2 that way. Both were steel frames. 1st was a broken axle, bought a new one. When installing the finished wheel in the back yard. I saw...
12-10-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By TireLever-07

Hi, Watch your clearance on the right chain stay...

Hi, Watch your clearance on the right chain stay seat stay area, Bottom bracket shell area. A couple weeks ago in a local bikeshop I didn't know how the chain ring & the crank arms, etc have changed...
12-06-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,201
Posted By TireLever-07

Hello, It looks great. Might have been power...

Hello, It looks great. Might have been power coated? Originally. In the 1980's Nashbar was selling a few complete bikes. Back then, delivery was *riding the dog*. They'd deliver it to a Greyhound Bus...
11-16-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By TireLever-07

The Force Ten was a chrome plated frame. A 15...

The Force Ten was a chrome plated frame. A 15 speed gold anodized rims. Seems Ross used every famous mountain name in America.
11-16-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By TireLever-07

As others said. Aren't too many uses for a full...

As others said. Aren't too many uses for a full socket set on many bikes, Usually you're using, 4MM.5MM & 6MM allen wrenches. And 8MM 9MM & 10MM likely the most common bike fasteners. I'd get a...
10-25-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By TireLever-07

I'd try getting the lock ring off first. I have a...

I'd try getting the lock ring off first. I have a pair of the old,, VAR Lock ring Pliers. I had 2 bikes from the 1980's with frozen adjustable cups. The fixed cups came out rather easy. Both adj....
10-19-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 2,739,986
Posted By TireLever-07

Looks like a too-short bottom bracket spindle,...

Looks like a too-short bottom bracket spindle, Chuck ? Or some dope installed it backwards. good luck,,,
10-19-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By TireLever-07

I'd tighten all the chain ring bolts too. A...

I'd tighten all the chain ring bolts too. A cartridge or an, old time, (separate parts) ball bearing bottom bracket axle are pretty tough. Unless they're worn out. A worn out of either, would give...
10-03-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By TireLever-07

I had a 1986 City Express. I bought it new and...

I had a 1986 City Express. I bought it new and got 15-ish, years out of it. This was an original "City Bike". The 1987 model got a triple crankset & index shifters. The rear solid (Nutted) axle &...
08-16-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By TireLever-07

The Dawes Galaxy was a well respected family of...

The Dawes Galaxy was a well respected family of touring bikes. They were never the size of Fuji or Raleigh. They pulled out of the USA sometime in the 1980's. Cheers
08-08-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By TireLever-07

Non aero brake levers. In my experience the...

Non aero brake levers. In my experience the levers I've owned. It's been, a flat blade screwdriver or an Allen 4MM (?) to attach the brake lever. Having a, 4-MM 5-MM 6-MM "Y" wrench would make...
08-06-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By TireLever-07

I owned a 1986 Peugeot City Express. Was from the...

I owned a 1986 Peugeot City Express. Was from the early City,, Hybrid bike, era. Yours looks like it's got better components, etc. I had a quick release front wheel & nutted real axle. The crankset...
07-01-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,034
Posted By TireLever-07

AD were the higher end Puchs . The Suntour ...

AD were the higher end Puchs . The Suntour Lapree was a 3 wheel rear derailer. Usually seen on touring bikes. They weren't big sellers new. I liked my double & triple Biopace cranks. They gave my...
06-27-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By TireLever-07

The main pivot points. Like on cantilever brakes,...

The main pivot points. Like on cantilever brakes, don't often need any attention. Just grease the arm pivots. You can "unhook" the V Brake springs when working on them. You need enough slack in the...
06-15-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By TireLever-07

I'm pretty sure 1983 was the last year that Trek...

I'm pretty sure 1983 was the last year that Trek & Fuji. Both had the wrap around seat tube decals. In 1984 Treks got more uniform looking, with their road bike decals.
03-29-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By TireLever-07

Your chain looks too short too. Rear derailer...

Your chain looks too short too. Rear derailer should be more,, vertical. Sorry Sir.
02-07-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,536
Views: 1,979,423
Posted By TireLever-07

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That's a nice if finished Kona. Saw what Treks adventure bikes are selling for. Like the return of the 720
01-17-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,448
Posted By TireLever-07

That's a Chicago built Schwinn. My 1975 Schwinn...

That's a Chicago built Schwinn. My 1975 Schwinn LeTour. Named, just plain LeTour back then was made by Panasonic. Before the better (Built Schwinn's),, came along. I always like those Rando Style...
01-17-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,993
Posted By TireLever-07

Hi, This bike under warranty, Valer? ___ The big...

Hi, This bike under warranty, Valer? ___ The big selling point of the belt drive is less maintence, quieter. No derailler hanging halfway down to the pavement. And the best part is, no greasy right...
01-11-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,423
Posted By TireLever-07

I was in two crashes without a helmet. One in the...

I was in two crashes without a helmet. One in the 1970's & the other in the 1980's. One solo bike camping trip alone to Quebec & back, slowed down my URGES, to, and try to ride more like an adult? ,,...
01-11-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By TireLever-07

I second, try Sheldon's Browns website. Pretty...

I second, try Sheldon's Browns website. Pretty much the Bible of Bike repair around here. MTB' bikes have that right chain stay that swings out. I doubt a 28-38-48 Tooth, trekking crank set would...
01-11-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By TireLever-07

Hello BF2, It sounds like a city bike? That stays...

Hello BF2, It sounds like a city bike? That stays outdoors year round. I.ve never had this problem. I'd get a (Spray) can of lithium grease. The only place that sells it is around here is Auto Zone....
12-10-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By TireLever-07

That's a *Mixie* style, woman's bike. The Grand...

That's a *Mixie* style, woman's bike. The Grand touring was a drop bar road bike. Plenty of road bikes got converted to flat bars over the years. The Motobecane decals, type face helps dating the...
11-22-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By TireLever-07

Not a big seller. Like the Murray Baja from the...

Not a big seller. Like the Murray Baja from the same era. Was more like a 10 speed BMX bike.
11-18-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,565
Posted By TireLever-07

Craigslist has a *Lost & Found* section. Likely...

Craigslist has a *Lost & Found* section. Likely they don't know exactly where they lost it. I found a guy's seat post, quick release, mount rack pack in July 2016. Surprised he didn't hear it hit the...
11-16-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,928
Posted By TireLever-07

Looks like from the 1st half of the 1980's. The...

Looks like from the 1st half of the 1980's. The Grand Jubilee was usually one model above the Grand Touring. I remember back then, lower priced Peugeots had like, bottle braze-on's,, when the same...
11-12-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By TireLever-07

I thought Koga the Dutch Co. bought Miyata in the...

I thought Koga the Dutch Co. bought Miyata in the 1990's? These were usually time trial, Triathlete bikes. With their short wheelbases, not really a bike you'd put fenders, etc. on.
11-12-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By TireLever-07

The cable would be out in the air,, with a...

The cable would be out in the air,, with a regular cable stop at both ends, like most bikes have. You can cut cable housings and brake, derailleur cables with a Dremell with a cut off wheel.
11-02-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 2,739,986
Posted By TireLever-07

Kind of a low end Schwinn Folsom Jack, to come...

Kind of a low end Schwinn Folsom Jack, to come with a triple crankset. Might have had it's quick release wheels, stolen when it was locked up someplace.
10-25-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,661
Posted By TireLever-07

I don't see any spacers on the brake pads. I just...

I don't see any spacers on the brake pads. I just put new pads on my 3 year old (V-Brake) hybrid. I got Kool Stops, they came with spacers for 3 different thicknesses. I always thought the older,...
09-09-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,767
Posted By TireLever-07

I'd say find any (rear) wheel that fits. And is a...

I'd say find any (rear) wheel that fits. And is a cassette axle. Just a modern rear derailer would make shifting more pleasant. Try the vintage forum. 1980's Treks & early Specialized road bikes...
09-05-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By TireLever-07

Looks like close to zero sun faded paint. There...

Looks like close to zero sun faded paint. There was a Fuji Sagres, for sale at an indoor flea market near me years ago. The Fuji S-10S,,, S-12S,, were the 1st bikes they equipped for the USA market....
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