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11-14-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By Hudson308

That's a pretty nice bike! :thumb: It appears...

That's a pretty nice bike! :thumb:
It appears to be all original, so there will be date codes on various components that can help you determine when it was made. Vintage Trek...
11-13-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,601
Posted By Hudson308

At least you could swap it out for a Columbia or...

At least you could swap it out for a Columbia or Holiday. They'll never know the difference when it's a pile of rusty pipes. :innocent:
11-13-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,384
Posted By Hudson308

Well, I couldn't just ignore the obvious listing...

Well, I couldn't just ignore the obvious listing error in this eBay ad (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-Sports-Tourer-1971-in-Sierra-Brown/184008674930?hash=item2ad7c58e72:g:Md4AAOSwFINdsxPQ).
Not...
11-13-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 458
Posted By Hudson308

Looks great!!! :thumb:

Looks great!!! :thumb:
11-12-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
Posted By Hudson308

You may want to pony up for the membership fee...

You may want to pony up for the membership fee here and list it in the C&V for sale thread. You likely won't find a bigger customer base for that specific frame than you would here.
Another option...
11-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By Hudson308

I think you need to immediately share why you'd...

I think you need to immediately share why you'd like to source a pair. ;)
11-12-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,147
Posted By Hudson308

I'm usually the guy who takes the stuff no one...

I'm usually the guy who takes the stuff no one wants and brings it back to life. In this case however, I would walk away. For $300 you can find a mint Super Course, or for half that you can find one...
11-11-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By Hudson308

Flashlight holder?

Flashlight holder?
11-11-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Hudson308

That length is gonna be your hurdle. There are a...

That length is gonna be your hurdle. There are a number of three-pin cranks to choose from that you could have the chainrings powdercoated. But none of the ones I see were available in 175.
The...
11-10-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By Hudson308

My idea is that you send it to me. You don't have...

My idea is that you send it to me. You don't have room for it. :innocent:

That's a gorgeous bike!!! Looks like you've got the perfect wheels and tires on it too, IMHO. I'm thinking 1x9 with track...
11-10-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Hudson308

Sorry to read about the knee, Randy! Hard to...

Sorry to read about the knee, Randy! Hard to ride a bike without em. :(
11-10-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,310
Posted By Hudson308

In the final sequence of RJs clip, you can see he...

In the final sequence of RJs clip, you can see he clamped the frame via the seat tube. This should keep the seat stays safe. I suppose a really thin seat tube might twist, but most of those are...
11-09-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,310
Posted By Hudson308

A friend shared that with me last week. Should...

A friend shared that with me last week. Should be fairly safe because you're not twisting on the seat cluster. Will require a bit of cash outlay for the impact wrench, but may be just enough of an...
11-09-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Hudson308

And I bet she didn't look at her phone once...

And I bet she didn't look at her phone once during the entire ride. :thumb:
11-07-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 687,647
Posted By Hudson308

I caught it. "Right turn, Clyde."

I caught it. "Right turn, Clyde."
11-07-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By Hudson308

Your proportions sound nearly identical to mine....

Your proportions sound nearly identical to mine. What style of bike are you looking for? I've found a number of frames that have looooong top tubes and short seat tubes, but most of them are hybrids...
11-07-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,325
Posted By Hudson308

Wow that's a gorgeous bike.

Wow that's a gorgeous bike.
11-06-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,575
Posted By Hudson308

That sounds like an interesting one! What model...

That sounds like an interesting one! What model did they call it?
11-06-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,325
Posted By Hudson308

How bout a Sears Spaceliner? ...

How bout a Sears Spaceliner?

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11-06-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,325
Posted By Hudson308

OK you've got a Sakai or two. Here's a Sekai... ...

OK you've got a Sakai or two. Here's a Sekai...
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...and a Sentinel....
11-06-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By Hudson308

Early 60's Triumph ...

Early 60's Triumph
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11-05-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hudson308

They're called truss rods. I think they were...

They're called truss rods. I think they were originally used to reinforce prewar fork designs, but were retained through the 50's for aesthetics.
This one's from 1929....
11-05-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, I do that too. Maybe that's what's keeping...

Yeah, I do that too. Maybe that's what's keeping me from leading the peloton? :innocent:
11-05-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hudson308

When refinishing a frame, I like to use stainless...

When refinishing a frame, I like to use stainless button head screws for the head badge....
11-04-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Hudson308

You can start with mineral spirits, and if that...

You can start with mineral spirits, and if that doesn't touch the touch-up then go to lacquer thinner.
If the lacquer thinner doesn't do anything then try acetone. Put a small amount of acetone on...
10-30-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Hudson308

Paging T-Mar

Paging T-Mar
10-29-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By Hudson308

Ancient Wrights saddle that I gave to rhm for...

Ancient Wrights saddle that I gave to rhm for parts.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1010942_b5ac2d476a6c7f316ad16314fb45d8301aa4d733.jpg...
10-28-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By Hudson308

uh..... yep. :innocent:

uh..... yep. :innocent:
10-28-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,670
Posted By Hudson308

I love that particular fade paint. Closeup shot...

I love that particular fade paint. Closeup shot of the head badge, please! :)
10-28-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By Hudson308

With floors that act as excellent camouflage, I...

With floors that act as excellent camouflage, I sometimes have better luck finding small parts by putting my face right down next to the floor and looking sideways.
Invariably this is when my wife...
10-27-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Hudson308

Either one should bolt right in. Suntour ARX...

Either one should bolt right in. Suntour ARX would be another inexpensive/reliable/era-correct swap.
10-27-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,453
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, just funnin with ya... see my signature. ...

Yeah, just funnin with ya... see my signature. ;)
All this newer technology can be more user friendly and reliable, but there's something about the elegant simplicity of the bicycles from the...
10-26-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,453
Posted By Hudson308

What are these "brifters" you speak of? ...

What are these "brifters" you speak of? :foo:
10-23-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By Hudson308

I'm trying to attach the image of a pdf from the...

I'm trying to attach the image of a pdf from the back page of the owner's manual for a '76 Sentinel Whisper. Not having much luck. You can download the attachment to view it, though. The bikes were...
10-23-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,231
Posted By Hudson308

Noooooo..... :mad:

Noooooo..... :mad:
10-23-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,193
Posted By Hudson308

WOW that's a gorgeous frame.

WOW that's a gorgeous frame.
10-22-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Hudson308

Well, I've got a couple prewar (dubya dubya...

Well, I've got a couple prewar (dubya dubya eye-eye) frames that would accept those cranks, so that's not enough of a clue. ;)
Looks home-brew to me, or at least home modified. Might even be an old...
10-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks, Mark. I assume GJs had 531 main tubes...

Thanks, Mark. I assume GJs had 531 main tubes during those years?
10-21-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Hudson308

Mini Moto Mystery

I literally saved this little guy from a dumpster, because I'm a sucker for fancy lugs and forged drops. It's obviously a Motobecane, maybe early 70's? The head badge screw holes are vertical. it has...
10-16-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 143,213
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks, Tom! I had assumed the ARX derailleurs...

Thanks, Tom! I had assumed the ARX derailleurs were factory because this is the second '83 2700 GT Deluxe I've had with them. Derailleur date codes on the example above were both YE, while the...
10-16-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 143,213
Posted By Hudson308

Picked up this '83 2700 this past summer. Looks...

Picked up this '83 2700 this past summer. Looks to be mostly original, except for the high gearing (52/47 rings mated to a 13-18 6-spd FW). Serial Number Y3Dxxxx...
10-14-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,998
Posted By Hudson308

Wow... stellar work!!! You did well for a...

Wow... stellar work!!! You did well for a Franklin!!! :thumb:
10-14-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Hudson308

Curious how close the serial numbers are?

Curious how close the serial numbers are?
10-14-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Hudson308

You need to be comparing apples with apples. ...

You need to be comparing apples with apples. Steerer length will obviously affect things. I've got a running spreadsheet with the weights of the bare frames & forks I've stripped. Most of them are...
10-14-19, 06:05 AM
10-13-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,717
Posted By Hudson308

I've had surprisingly good luck with these cheap...

I've had surprisingly good luck with these cheap button lights...
10-12-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By Hudson308

You bought it!!! Sweet bike. I've had good...

You bought it!!! Sweet bike.
I've had good luck wiping down with mineral spirits, then using a cleaner/wax like Maguires.
You may want to replace the tubes, just for ease of filling.
10-12-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Hudson308

That's a sweet looking bike! I love the early...

That's a sweet looking bike! I love the early 60's graphics.
10-11-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 377,991
Posted By Hudson308

Oh I dunno... see post # 12 here...

Oh I dunno... see post # 12 here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1181160-patina-beausage-visual-gradations-visualizations-please.html)! :)
10-11-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 377,991
Posted By Hudson308

This one is a 24", which should work fine with my...

This one is a 24", which should work fine with my 34" inseam. Most of the frames with "square" dimensions are a compromise for me. A 22" frame is a bit too short on the top tube, and a 24" frame is...
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