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09-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 423
Posted By ramzilla

I've salvaged & re-used cables & cable housings...

I've salvaged & re-used cables & cable housings before. My technique is to make a very clean cut on the tip end of cable. Then, put a drop of oil or dab vaseline on it & slowly insert it while...
09-17-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By ramzilla

I've been going over a similar steel bridge grate...

I've been going over a similar steel bridge grate down on the South end of Amelia island with 700c x 25mm Continental Gatorskin tires with no problem. One thing I've learned is to install the best...
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By ramzilla

[QUOTE=royphotog;21694672]Photos of my dropouts,...

[QUOTE=royphotog;21694672]Photos of my dropouts, I thought I had posted yesterday but apparently not. It appears from what I have seen that I have what is called stamped dropouts.


No worries....
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By ramzilla

Wow. Just wow. I can't imagine somebody actually...

Wow. Just wow. I can't imagine somebody actually doing weird stuff with the drivetrain to get over on a bike deal. Most of the time people just try to talk me way down on price. When they throw out a...
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By ramzilla

Very nice. It's a Japanese masterpiece. I would...

Very nice. It's a Japanese masterpiece. I would try very hard to leave it all original. Be good. Have fun.
09-17-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By ramzilla

Yes absolutely. My go to chain for the last few...

Yes absolutely. My go to chain for the last few years is the KMC X8.93. It works great on 5, 6, 7, & 8 speed drivetrains. (Also, I've recently noticed that KMC is changing their numbering system on...
09-16-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By ramzilla

It's been tough finding decent alloy riser bars...

It's been tough finding decent alloy riser bars on line lately. I recently ordered three pairs of these & I'm satisfied with the size & finish. But, I just checked ebay wheelandsprocket(215,634)...
09-16-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By ramzilla

I went shopping online & found an amazing deal...

I went shopping online & found an amazing deal on this pair of brand new wheels. I received them yesterday and, they look good. The only thing I had to do was disassemble the loose ball hubs &...
09-16-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By ramzilla

If it's a 72 PX-10e then, it would have tubular...

If it's a 72 PX-10e then, it would have tubular rims & "sew up" tires on it. And, it would weigh in at right about 21 pounds. Nice find.
09-16-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By ramzilla

Upon close inspection, I noticed there's no wear...

Upon close inspection, I noticed there's no wear on the brake pads. The bike appears to have never been used. I've already got a new set of inexpensive alloy wheels, tires and, a new stem & upright...
09-16-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By ramzilla

Go ahead & hook it all up & try it out. If it...

Go ahead & hook it all up & try it out. If it doesn't work, then get one of these. It will work just fine. (M591's have been a real problem solver on many bikes for me). These work perfect w/7 speed...
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. That's a pretty weird scam. It doesn't...

Yeah. That's a pretty weird scam. It doesn't sound like they're trying to take anything from you. But, they might be trying to give you something that you don't want. Whenever I receive weird offers...
09-16-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By ramzilla

Schwinn Caliente All Steel

I recently picked up this Schwinn Caliente (for a reasonable price) on Craigslist. I was attracted to the fully lugged step through frame and, I intend to convert it to an upright handlebar city...
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By ramzilla

Wow. That's a little crusty. I don't know if I've...

Wow. That's a little crusty. I don't know if I've got enough elbow grease left in my arms to clean something like that up. Sorry, no way I would pay $400 for that. Be good. Have fun.
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By ramzilla

I won't buy a Diamondback Mtn. Bike unless it's...

I won't buy a Diamondback Mtn. Bike unless it's all aluminum. And, it's priced between $50 to $75. Down here near the sea shore they make good beach cruisers. If they're all aluminum w/alloy parts...
09-14-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By ramzilla

Ten speed bikes were invented by garden gnomes...

Ten speed bikes were invented by garden gnomes back in the mid 20th century. Ed Murray, Sam Huffy and, Tom Schwinn were stoned on mushrooms when the gnomes shared their secret design. Then, a unicorn...
09-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,194
Posted By ramzilla

Damn. I've always wanted a Falcon. Haven't seen...

Damn. I've always wanted a Falcon. Haven't seen one for sale anywhere around me for at least the last 5 years or so.
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By ramzilla

Throw it up on ebay for $1K and see what happens.

Throw it up on ebay for $1K and see what happens.
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By ramzilla

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Paid $120 for this one. Sold it for $285 after being completely refurbished....
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By ramzilla

Why bother with an old Suntour 7 speed freewheel....

Why bother with an old Suntour 7 speed freewheel. You can get a brand new Sunrace, Sram or, Shimano 7 speed HG freewheel that will work much better for as little as $20.
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By ramzilla

Definitely a contract build by Giant. Remarkable...

Definitely a contract build by Giant. Remarkable because this was the series of bicycles that signaled the beginning of the end for American made bikes. These old Schwinn World Sport bikes from...
09-13-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By ramzilla

No worries. The reason good old fashioned flat...

No worries. The reason good old fashioned flat platform touring pedals like the MKS Sylvan have survived all these decades is because they're the superior choice for all around casual cycling. It's a...
09-12-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By ramzilla

First off, these are called platform pedals. Some...

First off, these are called platform pedals. Some old timers may even call them rat trap pedals. Not quill style. Quill style pedals have a curve that tapers to a point. They're very uncomfortable...
09-11-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By ramzilla

Get a bike. Ride around. See things. Have fun. Be...

Get a bike. Ride around. See things. Have fun. Be good.
09-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By ramzilla

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XLC Retro pedals. Hard to find but, worth it.
09-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By ramzilla

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09-11-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By ramzilla

Get out there & ride around. Avoid big down hill...

Get out there & ride around. Avoid big down hill runs until you got some chops.
09-11-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,015
Posted By ramzilla

Looks like I'm late to this thread. But, I use a...

Looks like I'm late to this thread. But, I use a very soft sponge with cool water & dishwashing soap for the initial cleaning of my bare frames. After frame dries, I put on latex gloves and apply car...
09-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By ramzilla

Don't spend too much on chrome cleaner. The cheap...

Don't spend too much on chrome cleaner. The cheap stuff works just as good as anything else.

https://www.turtlewax.com/en-us/our-products/renew-restore/turtle-wax-chrome-polish-rust-remover/
09-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By ramzilla

Tange Mangaloy frames make for sturdy durable...

Tange Mangaloy frames make for sturdy durable bikes. Yeah, they're a tad heavier. But, what a ride! Smooth as a 1970 Pontiac LeMans. Be good. Have fun.
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By ramzilla

25mm Most of these late 80's Ironman bikes...

25mm

Most of these late 80's Ironman bikes came with skinny little 23mm tires originally. There's not much space in between the forks & stays. The tires on the one pictured above are 25mm Michelin...
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By ramzilla

Go on ebay and get one for 1/2 that amount. Find...

Go on ebay and get one for 1/2 that amount. Find something that ships to Jakarta Utara through Singapore. Save big dollars. $$$$. Be good. Have fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By ramzilla

[QUOTE=Ekaadhityak;21688529]Indonesia mate. here...

[QUOTE=Ekaadhityak;21688529]Indonesia mate. here I attached the adds Panasonic bike sell in my country. its Indonesian rupiah 18.000.000 around 1100 USD

Man, that's crazy! Where I live that would...
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ramzilla

With 6 speed it's spaced at 126mm. You could...

With 6 speed it's spaced at 126mm. You could easily spread that to 130mm and put a 700c wheel in there with a freehub. Upgrade to a 7, 8 or, 9 speed STI set up. Or, just leave it as is and have fun...
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By ramzilla

Please tell us what country you're in. I'm...

Please tell us what country you're in. I'm fascinated by the idea this bike is worth 700 to 1000 US somewhere. I can get bikes that are similar to that here in North East Florida for around 50 to 150...
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By ramzilla

It all depends on condition and, if it's ready to...

It all depends on condition and, if it's ready to ride. Also, all the Royce Union bikes I've ever seen in the USA were made in Japan. Japanese bikes are usually only worth 1/3 to 1/2 what an...
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ramzilla

Beautiful. Looks all original. It's got very...

Beautiful. Looks all original. It's got very fancy head lugs. Nice welded cable stops. Good size for a 6' tall big boy. The only thing that's missing is the front reflector. Good candidate for a...
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By ramzilla

WTF would anybody bother to "fake" a Panasonic?...

WTF would anybody bother to "fake" a Panasonic? Inquiring minds want to know!
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By ramzilla

Try to get it for $50.

Try to get it for $50.
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By ramzilla

Paid $175 for this one. Converted it to STI...

Paid $175 for this one. Converted it to STI drivetrain w/new wheels. (Don't have any before pictures). It's not for sale right now. But, I'd probably take $500 for it.
...
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By ramzilla

This was the mint condition one I got $460 for....

This was the mint condition one I got $460 for. All original Shimano 600 drivetrain refurbished with all new consumables.
...
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By ramzilla

It all depends on condition. I've bought and sold...

It all depends on condition. I've bought and sold several Ironmans including one exactly like the one above. Lowest price ever paid for one was $120. Highest price ever sold one for was $460.
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By ramzilla

That was a really good deal for $600.

That was a really good deal for $600.
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By ramzilla

That's an absolutely gorgeous vintage bike. If it...

That's an absolutely gorgeous vintage bike. If it was an English or Italian brand then, it would be worth a whole lot. But, since it's Japanese not so much. The good news is that it should sell...
09-02-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By ramzilla

I've never seen a front wheel off anything built...

I've never seen a front wheel off anything built from around 1975 on that wasn't 100mm. So, if you measure only 91mm then you're going to need to add spacers on the axle to get it closer to 100mm. I...
08-31-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 641
Posted By ramzilla

Get a dremel high speed grinder tool & put a...

Get a dremel high speed grinder tool & put a stiff little wire brush on it to get around the lugs.
08-31-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By ramzilla

Looks like one of those weird front freewheel...

Looks like one of those weird front freewheel system. I think they were called Shimano FFS or something. You definitely need to ditch that thing.
08-31-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 641
Posted By ramzilla

Look around for a powder coating service...

Look around for a powder coating service provider. Disassemble the fork from the frame. Leave the screws in the water bottle holders. Tell them to mask the headset bearing surfaces before coating....
08-30-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By ramzilla

I've had very good results from using heavy duty...

I've had very good results from using heavy duty 26" Goodyear tubes on my 26" x 1.95" mountain bike wheels. Didn't know there were Goodyear branded bike tires available. If they're as good as their...
08-30-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ramzilla

I'm getting too old to fall down. Broken bones...

I'm getting too old to fall down. Broken bones take longer and longer to heal the older you get. A broken bone for a 70 year old is much worse than for a 20 year old.
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