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07-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 854
Posted By Cougrrcj

Gotta love living in the Midwest where roadside...

Gotta love living in the Midwest where roadside fruit/produce stands are abundant. Instant oatmeal, eaten dry and washed down with water for breakfast, stop along the way for berries, apple, peach...
07-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By Cougrrcj

C'mon to the glacially-scoured lower Great lakes...

C'mon to the glacially-scoured lower Great lakes area! Waaaaay back in Aug '80 I rode my Fuji S-10S from Cleveland OH to Milwaukee (and then on to Madison). 470 miles from CLE to MKE, and five days...
07-07-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,428
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have no desire to have the latest, greatest...

I have no desire to have the latest, greatest whiz-bang technology. Hence my avatar. Luddite.

Lugged steel conventional diamond frame with a level toptube.

Not chasing the proprietary...
07-05-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've never tried to push it when riding a...

I've never tried to push it when riding a Century. Even 40+ years ago, when I was averaging ~500mi/wk, I don't think I ever did 100 miles in less than five hours, even in a group. Six hours of...
07-05-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Cougrrcj

Looks to be a '88 model. If that is the case,...

Looks to be a '88 model. If that is the case, the frame is called out in the '88 catalog as a 46cm.
07-04-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By Cougrrcj

I was born a decade earlier - and since I was...

I was born a decade earlier - and since I was riding my bike all over to cut grass for a few bucks from April - October, I didn't have time for sports - although I DID join the (wintertime high...
07-04-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Cougrrcj

I get the same mileage out of my clinchers. Two...

I get the same mileage out of my clinchers. Two rear tire changes (due to wear) for every front, barring sidewall cuts...

Oh, and I hit a piece of concrete road debris last week and got a...
07-04-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By Cougrrcj

He'd probably break a crank arm before anything. ...

He'd probably break a crank arm before anything.

Shiiii... I used to ride my all-steel bikes all over BITD to the point where I had 'Earl Campbell thighs' - Could leg press over 800 pounds x 10...
07-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 655
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm the opposite I guess. I want to make my bike...

I'm the opposite I guess. I want to make my bike 'POP!' with some color if possible -- just make it unique in a sea of sameness. Call it personal expression. That's why I went yellow housing and tape...
07-01-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 655
Posted By Cougrrcj

I am running into the same 'problem' with choice...

I am running into the same 'problem' with choice for a bike I picked up for my 27-yr-old niece... Maroon bike, gold lettering. I ordered some shiny gold lined housing from PorkchopBMX. They also...
06-29-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ummmm, Robbie? Have you looked at the pics in...

Ummmm, Robbie? Have you looked at the pics in 'post 21' of this thread of the front rim brake tracks???? They show the cracks that are starting to show that rim is TOAST! The new wheelset is MUCH...
06-29-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,671
Posted By Cougrrcj

Early or late '70's??? BIG difference!!!!

Early or late '70's??? BIG difference!!!!
06-29-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Cougrrcj

Like nlerner, I've acquired a stash/hoard of...

Like nlerner, I've acquired a stash/hoard of Zefal HPs over the years... I got my first waaaay back in '76! They're my go-to since that's what I've had since the mid-late '70s! Pretty much...
06-29-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By Cougrrcj

After neces input and other reflection, I'm gonna...

After neces input and other reflection, I'm gonna go with bright gold road lined bike brake housing from Porkchopz and black gel/foam bar tape that I already have in stock. Now I'm trying to...
06-28-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By Cougrrcj

She's already a knuckle-head ;) But hey, at...

She's already a knuckle-head ;) But hey, at least she likes bikes.

She has a MTB (and a dirt-bike motorcycle) already - she was looking for a road bike/touring bike. Her b/f is a tour guide on...
06-28-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By Cougrrcj

All of the Miyatas (and Miyata-built Univegas)...

All of the Miyatas (and Miyata-built Univegas) that I've had were all 26.8 seatposts. I've upgraded the ones in my stable to better, fully adjustable seatposts. I have one 'spare' that will probably...
06-27-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By Cougrrcj

Picked this burgundy '88 615 up for my niece from...

Picked this burgundy '88 615 up for my niece from a fellow BF member today...

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06-27-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Cougrrcj

SOLD! I picked it up today for my niece when she...

SOLD! I picked it up today for my niece when she visits in a few weeks.. Seller and I went on a short ride, even though the 54cm 615 was a bit cramped for me. Of course Steve was riding his 'new'...
06-26-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

:eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek::eek::eek::eek: !!!!! ...

:eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek::eek::eek::eek: !!!!!
Translated:
HOLY CRAP !!!!!
06-26-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

I weigh more - closer to 200. bike is...

I weigh more - closer to 200.

bike is dirty... embarrassed to post pics of dirty bike! ;)
06-26-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

I put the new wheels on today - and a new 25mm...

I put the new wheels on today - and a new 25mm front tire instead of the 28, same make and model tire - Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech III. Lots more brake bridge clearance now! The only thing I don't...
06-26-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ugly spots in the front rim deep pitting, rock...

Ugly spots in the front rim deep pitting, rock strikes, and a couple of cracks (outlined in red). Sorry for the poor photography - using my cell phone...

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06-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By Cougrrcj

I carried my all-steel behemoth up several...

I carried my all-steel behemoth up several flights of stairs in my college dorm -- illicit as it was -- "No bike allowed" in the dorms. NO WAY was I ( or my roomies) leaving our bike outside in...
06-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Cougrrcj

My fit? At 62, now that I'm age shrunk, I'm only...

My fit? At 62, now that I'm age shrunk, I'm only 5'8" on a good day and still ride my 57cm-23" frame bikes. Long of torso and arms, but short of inseam. Yeah, 'the boys' are a bit compromised if...
06-25-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By Cougrrcj

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so...

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so ago, when asked by my 'Primary Care Physician' about 'any pains' - I casually mentioned that 'I was fine other than the usual aches and pains of...
06-23-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

Got the new wheelset today, will take pics of...

Got the new wheelset today, will take pics of both old and new tomorrow! Just for schitts and giggles, I weighed both new wheels on a scale that measures down to grams... Bare wheelset is Front 770g,...
06-21-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,951
Posted By Cougrrcj

Drop bars give me more had position options. ...

Drop bars give me more had position options. Sometimes (<1%) I ride on the tops near the stem, 97% on the 'shoulders' where the bars curve forward, and the other 2% in the forward drops or bottoms...
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Cougrrcj

Mine was discounted as a nearly two-year-old...

Mine was discounted as a nearly two-year-old scratched floor model that nobody wanted - long scratch along the toptube, driveside. List price was $219.95, so the store took ~$25 off.

This was...
06-20-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/160x160/drooling_face_1f924_4de58f6b24e219ddd51bc8176ed02a59106f932e.png
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, that was me. I did a little horse trading,...

Yep, that was me. I did a little horse trading, too. Upgraded the tires, added toe clips/straps, and since I was used to my previous bike that had safety levers I added those as well (but took...
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Cougrrcj

I still have my September '74-built '75-model...

I still have my September '74-built '75-model year S-10S that I bought new in '76.. K9I003xx Yours has steel rims, whereas later years were equipped with aluminum. You might want to check out a...
06-19-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Cougrrcj

Thanks for that link to a source. Will be...

Thanks for that link to a source. Will be ordering my next set (for a recent acquisition) soon!
06-19-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, damn... What was that late '70s song lyric -...

Oh, damn... What was that late '70s song lyric - "Beat me, Hurt me, Make me write bad checks..."

I'm by Elyria, and have driven farther for a purchase... Consider it SOLD! PM me and we can...
06-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Cougrrcj

Tempted to get this for my niece...

Tempted to get this for my niece...
06-18-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Cougrrcj

BL07 covers DO NOT fit those levers - they are...

BL07 covers DO NOT fit those levers - they are somewhat unique. I had bought BL07 covers for the levers on my '86 Miyata, but they were not the correct pedestal height.
06-17-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, today I did a more careful inspection of...

Well, today I did a more careful inspection of the original front rim -- SEVERAL suspected cracks, and a couple of spots of deep pits. I haven't given the rear rim the extreme close-up scrutiny yet...
06-16-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

I thought more about it, and by the time I factor...

I thought more about it, and by the time I factor the cost of new spokes and two rims, I decided to pull the trigger on the wheelset offered to me from a BF member - like new -- built from NOS Dura...
06-16-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 56,866
Views: 8,184,378
Posted By Cougrrcj

Bianchi Limited - (willoughby) ...

Bianchi Limited - (willoughby)
https://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_3QNUIvlk3FD_0ww0oo_600x450.jpg

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bop/d/eastlake-bianchi-limited/7133079369.html


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06-16-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 201,249
Posted By Cougrrcj

Velomine. I got the 27" wheelset for my...

Velomine. I got the 27" wheelset for my Miyata-built '84 Univega Viva Sport from there a couple of years ago. $119 for the pair. Sealed hubs, stainless 14ga spokes, and narrow Sun M13II rims (they...
06-15-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

A-HAH!!! Found it! The front rim has a crack...

A-HAH!!! Found it! The front rim has a crack starting along the brake track scratches (remember that this bike came from AZ). Probably a small rock or sand got stuck in the original brake pads and...
06-12-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

The pulsing has been getting worse - NEW...

The pulsing has been getting worse - NEW dual-pivot brake calipers and pads (well, three years ago ( ;) ), along with new cables, new tires at that rebuild. When I got it, the brake track wear...
06-12-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had gotten a set of these wheels - in 27" - for...

I had gotten a set of these wheels - in 27" - for my Univega Viva Sport build. Nice budget wheelset with no problems in ~1000 miles, but was looking for something a bit better for the 710. Butted...
06-10-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back when I was only 16 in 1974(!) my LBS carried...

Back when I was only 16 in 1974(!) my LBS carried Fuji - that came in 19, 21, 23, and 25" frame sizes. At only 5'8", I felt cramped fore-aft on the suggested 21" size frame so I went 23" (58.4cm)...
06-10-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,368
Posted By Cougrrcj

Then there's this! I really had no idea that...

Then there's this!

I really had no idea that there were so many totally different '26-inch' bicycle tires! I grew up riding 26x1-3/8 - which I now know was the 'non-Schwinn' ISO 590 E.A.3 size,...
06-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By Cougrrcj

OH, ABSO-FREAKING LOVELY! I really liked my...

OH, ABSO-FREAKING LOVELY! I really liked my Sears Free Spirit three-speed that i had from '70-74 -- why only four-five years? Because I rode it in the Rustbelt winters, too, with all of that nasty...
06-10-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

Limited by 6-speed freewheel rear gearing? No. ...

Limited by 6-speed freewheel rear gearing? No. I live in the glacially-scoured lower Great Lakes! The biggest hills I encounter here are 30' highway and railroad overpasses! If I head south- or...
06-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,423
Views: 556,009
Posted By Cougrrcj

Red Origin 8 cork bar tape. I was never...

Red Origin 8 cork bar tape.

I was never really happy with the peanut-butter brown brake cable housing and faux marble brownish cork bar tape for my sand-colored '84 Univega Gran Tourismo. ...
06-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dammit! My '86 Miyata 710 needs new wheels!

Like I said in the title, my '86 Miyata 710s wheels are pretty much gone (brake track wear is already worn past the anodizing, showing signs of rim weakness by starting to pulsate on hard braking. ...
06-10-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By Cougrrcj

WOW, I had no idea that Schwinn was into MTBs in...

WOW, I had no idea that Schwinn was into MTBs in the early-mid '80s. And here I thought that my '90 Hungarian-built Woodlands was an ancient MTB...
06-10-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,806
Posted By Cougrrcj

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike...

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike to ride for a visit to the West-side Cleveland OH/Lorain County area, I've got four to choose from. BUT they're all the same size, and outfitted the...
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