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02-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,875
Posted By tallbikeman

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. ...

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. Concerning freewheels. I thought that freewheels died out in the 90's when the cassette came along. I had to purchase a freewheel for an older bike...
02-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,772
Posted By tallbikeman

American bicycling was built on the one piece...

American bicycling was built on the one piece crank with press fit bearing cups in the frame. Frames were steel as were the bearing cups. Having serviced many of the older style (still being...
02-08-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,875
Posted By tallbikeman

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting...

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting to mechanic or build a bike yourself. By this I assume you want a solution with a minimum of mechanic or build work. If I'm right about this then...
02-07-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,069
Posted By tallbikeman

Tektro 559

I own a pair of Tektro 559's that are mounted on my Schwinn Chicago Varsity. A couple of pictures of the bicycle with the 559's mounted. This bike came with 27"x1 1/4" wheels but now sports Velocity...
01-25-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By tallbikeman

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You are so right about Schwinn Varsity's and their cousins. They...
01-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,439
Posted By tallbikeman

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced...

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced in the early 70's while based in a mountainous area. There was always the casual rider who would come out on a ride and keep up or kill us on the...
01-24-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By tallbikeman

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well...

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well after your health travails.
01-24-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,350
Posted By tallbikeman

Looking forward to your road test review of your...

Looking forward to your road test review of your ultra range setup.
01-24-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By tallbikeman

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big...

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big guys like me have serious issues getting up the hills. Big guys like me absolutely rule downhills as long as you keep your hands off the brakes. Kudos...
01-23-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,350
Posted By tallbikeman

I run triples on several bicycles. I'm can't...

I run triples on several bicycles. I'm can't pull the bigger gears anymore. I like to set up my triples with a 24 tooth granny, a 32 tooth middle and a 34 tooth high gear. I like 11-34 rear 10...
12-16-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallbikeman

Congratulations on your mileage. That is a lot...

Congratulations on your mileage. That is a lot of work and dedication. Good to hear of your healthy weight loss too.
12-15-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By tallbikeman

Its good to hear of your successful operation and...

Its good to hear of your successful operation and fast recovery.
12-06-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 396,334
Posted By tallbikeman

What constitutes MTB frame geometry. That is a...

What constitutes MTB frame geometry. That is a moving target type of question. At the start of MTB design it was long wheelbase bikes with long rear chainstays and very relaxed frame angles both...
12-06-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

Twin Six has heavy overtones of old school...

Twin Six has heavy overtones of old school Klunker in the frame lines. Beautiful bicycle.
11-29-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 396,334
Posted By tallbikeman

Someone designed and built this masterpiece in...

Someone designed and built this masterpiece in 1939. WOW This bike has a real muscular presence about it. The polished aluminum frame and fork. The superb chainguard. American manufacturing at...
11-27-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 36,560
Posted By tallbikeman

What are the pegs on the front wheel of the first...

What are the pegs on the front wheel of the first bicycle pictured for? You have a nice collection of Worksman bicycles.
11-25-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 36,560
Posted By tallbikeman

An industrial site I worked at had a fleet of...

An industrial site I worked at had a fleet of this style Worksman but with the crowned fork of the late 70's early 80's. These were excellent bicycles and very durable. They had the steel rims with...
11-25-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 36,560
Posted By tallbikeman

My LGB Worksman

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Bought this new in early 90's. Very handy bike for...
11-24-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

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I weigh 250lbs on a 6'5" frame. These wheels are Vuelta SL37 aluminum...
11-15-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By tallbikeman

Beautiful job on this Corvette. The Corvette is...

Beautiful job on this Corvette. The Corvette is a middleweight bike sold with 26" x 1.75" tires. Because it had fenders a 2.l25" tire may fit just fine. I would check though. They were sold as 3...
11-15-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,661
Posted By tallbikeman

That is a beautiful bicycle Robalero. Have fun.

That is a beautiful bicycle Robalero. Have fun.
11-09-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,069
Posted By tallbikeman

Please show a picture if you get a chance of your...

Please show a picture if you get a chance of your Norco. I love older steel 10 speed bikes from the 70's and 80's. I have three of the them. My 68cm Nishiki Sebring is very similar to yours in...
11-01-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,661
Posted By tallbikeman

Matt the Hat, I can feel your pain. Rode...

Matt the Hat, I can feel your pain. Rode 21.5miles today and got a pressure sore on my left butt. Back to the recumbent I go. Trying for 250 miles this month if the weather holds.
09-06-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By tallbikeman

As fietsbob notes both of the bicycles that broke...

As fietsbob notes both of the bicycles that broke above the crank had a brazed on fitting just where the break occured and the bicycles both had a very long chrome moly seatpost that was also...
08-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By tallbikeman

These old Schwinn Varsity's were designed to be...

These old Schwinn Varsity's were designed to be cheap, durable, with very slack head and seat post angles. Lots of room around the original 27x1 1/4 tires for fenders. It has 700c now but will fit...
08-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By tallbikeman

changes, changes

I love older paid for long ago bicycles. It is easy and cheap to modify their systems, put on new wheel sets, try something new. Kirby999 like you I don't want to have unused gearing on a bicycle. ...
08-11-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,100
Posted By tallbikeman

supermatt9 modern seats rely on your sit bones...

supermatt9 modern seats rely on your sit bones and perineum area to provide the support for whatever body weight that is not on your arms/hands. Be especially careful about the perineum area. It is...
08-09-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,744
Posted By tallbikeman

So easy to put calories of all kinds into your...

So easy to put calories of all kinds into your body. I'm fighting a battle with myself at this time to get my weight into the 235lb range. Lots of exercise will not negate a bad food choice. I've...
07-02-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By tallbikeman

That is a very cool rebuild. I use pedal...

That is a very cool rebuild. I use pedal extenders because my size 14 feet will hit the rear forks if I don't. The older steel MTB's were built with so many features that one can build everything...
06-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then...

I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then because of my frame size I would switch over to bar end shifters.
06-15-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

What a beautiful bike. Old school Campy Record...

What a beautiful bike. Old school Campy Record maybe? Very very nice. At my present age it would stay in one gear all the time because of the shifter locations. Still a freewheel 5 or 6 speed?...
05-31-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

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Took a while to find this picture of my other heavily used bicycle. ...
05-31-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

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My fastest road bike out in the gravel. 1980's Nishiki 68cm Sebring....
05-31-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

This is just a real cool looking bicycle. I...

This is just a real cool looking bicycle. I remember full chrome steel bicycles in the 70's and 80's. This is a real nice find and I'm sure it will ride fine.
05-25-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,673
Posted By tallbikeman

camjr this is one of the older bikes if not the...

camjr this is one of the older bikes if not the oldest in these posts. Is that a French made frame and fork? I see all the old Japanese components which were looked down upon at the time but worked...
05-24-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,799
Posted By tallbikeman

You are doing a great job of losing weight and...

You are doing a great job of losing weight and keeping it off. After closer reading of your entries I note that you seem to have a problem finding safe places to ride. All of us have this problem...
05-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By tallbikeman

Oneder, good for your mother. Our class had a...

Oneder, good for your mother. Our class had a few dropouts but most stayed to the end. Intermittent fasting is a good thing in my book but there a bunch of different fasting techniques out there so...
05-06-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By tallbikeman

I bought a used Shimano 700c wheelset last year...

I bought a used Shimano 700c wheelset last year off of Craigslist here locally that have 16 spokes up front and 20 on the rear. The rims are a shallow V or U shape and the rear wheel has offset...
04-19-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,192
Posted By tallbikeman

Captain Belly congratulations on your weight loss...

Captain Belly congratulations on your weight loss and your return to pleasurable bicycle riding. I raced road in the 1970's and one of the things that was stressed by the coach was not to push and...
04-13-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,192
Posted By tallbikeman

No matter the levels of exercise or what food you...

No matter the levels of exercise or what food you eat the battle is won at the table. I've heard people say they have a metabolic problem that puts pounds on no matter what. Stop eating and see how...
04-09-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By tallbikeman

My goals for 2020 is to not get Covid-19, lose...

My goals for 2020 is to not get Covid-19, lose more weight and keep riding my bicycles. I started at 282lbs last March and am down to 234lbs using Myfitnesspal. A healthy BMI weight is my ultimate...
04-09-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By tallbikeman

Another take on cycle clothing

Due to skin cancer issues I buy long sleeve Coolibar fitness shirts. I usually buy the sportier fitness shirts meant for hot weather. I find they work well as layers in the winter also. I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,285
Posted By tallbikeman

At 67 I let my body dictate the exercise level...

At 67 I let my body dictate the exercise level for the day. I definitely have easy days where I exercise little or at a very easy pace. On the other hand if I'm feeling it I'll push hard. Good...
02-08-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Posted By tallbikeman

Wilfred those are some funny/true comments about...

Wilfred those are some funny/true comments about bad behavior between us civilized humans. I've been laughing for a while now. Thanks.
12-17-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 28,478
Posted By tallbikeman

The only thing that favored me when I raced...

The only thing that favored me when I raced bicycles was my speed downhill. I never quite understood why I was faster than lighter people but I was. I would top out on long regular 7% highway...
12-08-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,595
Posted By tallbikeman

9/23 I hit 245lbs. I finally hit 239lbs this...

9/23 I hit 245lbs. I finally hit 239lbs this week. I am cutting calories from what Myfitnesspal allows me to eat to get this result.
12-06-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By tallbikeman

I went through a phase of having Shimano IGH hubs...

I went through a phase of having Shimano IGH hubs on at least one bicycle. I started with a 7 speed coaster model which worked very well on a little used bicycle. I then progressed to a 7 speed...
12-04-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,595
Posted By tallbikeman

Excellent work Panic. Losing weight is a war...

Excellent work Panic. Losing weight is a war with yourself and you are winning. Good luck.
10-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 28,478
Posted By tallbikeman

Reward Bicycle

Zjrog how are you doing? I'm down to 243lbs now and still dropping weight. Been thinking about building a faster bicycle. As you know I love yesteryears giant frame 10 speeds. They are...
10-21-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,433
Posted By tallbikeman

proper bicycle sizing

I find that a little larger is generally better than a little smaller in frame sizing. Stand over clearance is really only an issue for mountain biking or if a person bought a ridiculously large...
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