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Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,123
Views: 981,733
Posted By Phamilton

I had two bikes, both Ď78 Hondas, the first was a...

I had two bikes, both Ď78 Hondas, the first was a CX500 with the transverse V-twin and the second was a CB750 Super Sport. The CX500 I built from boxes of parts and rode for about 3 years before I...
10-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Phamilton

Thank you, Jim.

Thank you, Jim.
10-21-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Given that my bike is made in Japan in 1983, I...

Given that my bike is made in Japan in 1983, I think the Schwinn badge is probably a bigger scandal than the tubing decal.
10-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,289
Posted By Phamilton

Iíd rather be the jerk smoking outside the...

Iíd rather be the jerk smoking outside the restaurant who washes his hands after he smokes than the lady who left her crapped-in pants in the restroom.
10-21-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,289
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll quit smoking when you quit pissing all over...

Iíll quit smoking when you quit pissing all over the restroom at the grocery store.
10-21-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,289
Posted By Phamilton

Body odor smell makes me nauseous but Iím not...

Body odor smell makes me nauseous but Iím not going to blame my migraines on other peopleís bad hygiene.

Pass some laws about unwashed asses and armpits AND HANDS in public places.
10-21-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,289
Posted By Phamilton

I wonder where you live that smoking is permitted...

I wonder where you live that smoking is permitted in any public place. Iíd be surprised if the laws arenít more strict or at least equally as strict as here in the UK, if your username is your...
10-21-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By Phamilton

About 4 hours. Thatís about as much time as I...

About 4 hours. Thatís about as much time as I care to spend on a bike in one day anyway. No padded shorts, no bibs, just whatever Iím wearing at the time.
10-21-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Hereís from an Ď83 for sale on eBay. I also saw...

Hereís from an Ď83 for sale on eBay. I also saw an Ď84 that had a Champion #2 sticker.
...
10-21-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,289
Posted By Phamilton

People waste their money on all sorts of things...

People waste their money on all sorts of things theyíd waste on cigarettes if they smoked. Lottery tickets, clearance aisle stuff, fast food, Starbucks, bike parts they donít need and will never use,...
10-21-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,869
Posted By Phamilton

If jeans on a bike arenít working for you, youíre...

If jeans on a bike arenít working for you, youíre probably not wearing them tight enough.
10-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Phamilton

Happy 2 years car free to me

Belated anyway.

My wife bought a car a few months ago and drives it to work and stuff and when we want to go places together weíll use the car, just like we did before she got a car, when weíd...
10-19-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,836
Posted By Phamilton

I had everything the same as best as I could with...

I had everything the same as best as I could with the stems and bars I had, saddle and reach were all the same but bar height was different. Bars were all the same, too. It was sort of a...
10-19-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Actually, upon thinking about it a little...

Actually, upon thinking about it a little further, the Voyageur is the first bike Iíve spent time on that wasnít mostly or all hi-ten construction. Aside from a Raleigh Marathon I had that was ď575SL...
10-19-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

I honestly wouldnít care if it was worth...

I honestly wouldnít care if it was worth anything, Iím not looking to sell it. Best $50 bike Iíve bought so far (45 actually).

If I ever do lose it for any reason itíd be nice to know what to look...
10-19-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 248
Posted By Phamilton

Width of the tire isnít the only factor in ride...

Width of the tire isnít the only factor in ride quality. A high quality 32mm tire might fit and not require messing with the drivetrain or welding the frame.
10-19-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll happily assume itís a mis-stickered Champion...

Iíll happily assume itís a mis-stickered Champion #2 if thatís what the community supports. I wonder in the grand scheme of tubing the #2 would be comparable to, if anything. Iím novice about tubing...
10-19-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

The seatpost is 26.6. Seat tube is 28.6 like...

The seatpost is 26.6. Seat tube is 28.6 like anything else.
10-19-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Itís my bike and I ride it and know it. Obviously...

Itís my bike and I ride it and know it. Obviously itís not BMX tubing. The question is if itís not BMX tubing and not Champion #1 or 2, then what is it?
I guess thatís why I threw the word expert...
10-18-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 69,783
Posted By Phamilton

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called...

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called Shimano first. They suggested a shop that was something like a 2 hour drive and we didnít have a car at the time. I asked them about the local Trek...
10-18-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,289
Posted By Phamilton

I started smoking when I was 12 and by 16 was up...

I started smoking when I was 12 and by 16 was up to a pack a day and have been ever since. Iím 38 now and started cycling as an adult about 5 years ago and still havenít quit cigarettes, but Iíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,485
Posted By Phamilton

Iíve commuted on several different types of bikes...

Iíve commuted on several different types of bikes with several different types and widths of tires and I always get to work at about the same time.
10-18-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,869
Posted By Phamilton

Looks like a stock photo to me. Why anybody would...

Looks like a stock photo to me. Why anybody would use this as an example for this discussion, beats me. The saddle is also too low. But heís wearing cool clothes and a nice backpack.
10-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,869
Posted By Phamilton

Been working on fitting drop bars to my...

Been working on fitting drop bars to my recumbent, wondering if anybody has any recommendations for a particular bar good for that purpose. Thanks.
10-17-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x953/bc390648_415e_4864_9f09_23018a7448a3_85b2686be7e68ca438b70ff96c1bf6d036e63296.jpeg...
10-17-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Thanks for the link - Iím not really sure how to...

Thanks for the link - Iím not really sure how to interpret what Iím looking at in the catalog scan but Iíll spend some more time on it this weekend.
10-17-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Everything else on the bike was 100% original...

Everything else on the bike was 100% original when I bought it except MAYBE the tires. I think Iíve seen pics of other Ď83 Voyageurs online with the same decal, just no discussion about it.
10-17-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,869
Posted By Phamilton

My experience has been that drop bars are pretty...

My experience has been that drop bars are pretty useless once theyíre much higher than the saddle. At that point thereís so little weight on the hands and front end it makes the handling wonky. But...
10-17-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,869
Posted By Phamilton

Happy endings really depend on who is doing the...

Happy endings really depend on who is doing the bending over. That said, I ride the bike with drop bars and my wife rides the flat bar hybrid.
10-17-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Phamilton

Tange Champion Motocross

My Ď83 Schwinn Voyageur has this sticker. Itís not Champion #1 or #2, and I havenít been able to find much about it online. Are there any experts who can tell me about this tubing?
...
10-17-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,836
Posted By Phamilton

At 5í12Ē, Iíve tried 21Ē, 23Ē, and 25Ē frames....

At 5í12Ē, Iíve tried 21Ē, 23Ē, and 25Ē frames. While one can certainly use seatpost and stem to achieve an effectively identical riding position across different frame sizes, my experience was that...
10-17-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Phamilton

Yeah Iím pretty sure any of the 80ís models made...

Yeah Iím pretty sure any of the 80ís models made in Taiwan are ISO 590 like mine.

Edit: Potentially important info - the fork/hub on my Ď83 Collegiate are 90mm. I donít know about others from...
10-17-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Phamilton

^^^ note of additional interest on above...

^^^ note of additional interest on above post/bike - when I bought it the tires it had on it were actually still in good shape but they measured only 1Ē wide. They were old Bontrager brand 26 x 1 3/8...
10-17-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Phamilton

I mean, failing all other options - since youíre...

I mean, failing all other options - since youíre going to be sitting upright anyway you can buy your choice of existing 3 speed and simply add a longer seatpost and taller stem. My Ď83 Schwinn...
10-16-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,398
Posted By Phamilton

thook, I donít do any touring and itís pretty...

thook, I donít do any touring and itís pretty flat in N. Indiana. I could probably get rid of the triple altogether. I have a couple vintage double cranks 52/40 of which I could throw one on, would...
10-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,398
Posted By Phamilton

My concern is twofold - one, that Iíve never...

My concern is twofold - one, that Iíve never spread a rear triangle, and two, that 10mm seems to be a lot, at least to me. I donít want to mess it up, this frame is a keeper. Iíve seen RJís YouTube...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,954
Posted By Phamilton

Been very slowly working through all the Star...

Been very slowly working through all the Star Trek series and movies.
10-15-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,398
Posted By Phamilton

With the wide range 10 speed cassette, arenít the...

With the wide range 10 speed cassette, arenít the big rings a little superfluous?

If I ever change the rear wheel on my Voyageur, Iíll look forward to getting rid of the half step plus granny...
10-14-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Phamilton

I think there were actually some 3 speed...

I think there were actually some 3 speed suburbans but I couldnít advise a year. Somebody on BF knows. There are a bunch of old Schwinn catalog scans online.
10-14-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Phamilton

At 6í5Ē youíll probably be most comfortable on a...

At 6í5Ē youíll probably be most comfortable on a 25Ē frame. Youíll have an easier time locating a 25Ē
frame with a derailer drivetrain than with a 3 speed. The Suburban was available with a 25Ē...
10-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,398
Posted By Phamilton

bwilli88, I was curious about it too and never...

bwilli88, I was curious about it too and never asked. Looking at the pics again now Iím also curious about the drivetrain on both bikes.
10-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 69,783
Posted By Phamilton

It IS a reflector bracket, but itís used to mount...

It IS a reflector bracket, but itís used to mount the rear fender. I can fit a 38mm tire under fenders if I hold the rear mounting point up. Otherwise itíll only clear a 35. I have the fenders on my...
10-13-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 69,783
Posted By Phamilton

Also possibly worth note is the new cranks are...

Also possibly worth note is the new cranks are wider than the originals as well, I want to say an additional 15mm, enough to be perceivable and maybe require a slight saddle adjustment
10-13-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 69,783
Posted By Phamilton

My original cranks were the CT90 as well. ...

My original cranks were the CT90 as well.

Hereís what they replaced it with:
...
10-12-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 69,783
Posted By Phamilton

Cutsit, I believe your bike is subject to a Trek...

Cutsit, I believe your bike is subject to a Trek recall involving the crankset, as was mine. Last fall my LBS replaced crankset, bottom bracket, front derailer, and chain, I had to cover labor cost,...
10-12-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 69,783
Posted By Phamilton

For reference (if it helps) Iím 5í12Ē and this is...

For reference (if it helps) Iím 5í12Ē and this is a 23Ē frame. Fits just about right.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15,295
Views: 11,045,119
Posted By Phamilton

davei1980, that Ridley is a sweet build. You...

davei1980, that Ridley is a sweet build. You could sticker bomb the frame if you wanted a less flashy look. I think sticker bombing is cool, anyway. If you get a set of full length fenders like SKS...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,290
Posted By Phamilton

Youíll only really have to worry about double...

Youíll only really have to worry about double shifts when you get into 5-6 speed territory. A half step or half step with granny setup (mine is 50/46/30f 14/16/19/23/28r) is a delightful/terrible...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,556
Posted By Phamilton

Bunch of internet bike dweebs critiquing each...

Bunch of internet bike dweebs critiquing each otherís posting styles. If any of us had any real social/communication skills we wouldnít be on the internet trying to ďsocializeĒ anyway.

Had to...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,290
Posted By Phamilton

Buy a used 700c rigid hybrid like a Trek...

Buy a used 700c rigid hybrid like a Trek Multitrack for $100 and build it the way you want with the savings. You donít need disc brakes.
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