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04-16-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 740
Posted By BFisher

Hold out for deals, and jump on them. Excel has...

Hold out for deals, and jump on them. Excel has Conti GP5000 two packs for $89 right now (28mm out of stock). I see other vendors do similar sales frequently enough. No need to pay full retail if you...
04-16-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,308
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, and it's super cool. The more I see stuff...

Yeah, and it's super cool. The more I see stuff from Black Mountain Cycles, the more I think about making room for one.
04-16-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 648
Posted By BFisher

I picked up a 100 pack of Rema patches a while...

I picked up a 100 pack of Rema patches a while back. They have been good for me. A few online vendors carry them. Universal is one.
04-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 648
Posted By BFisher

I have to agree that $9 is not a big deal for a...

I have to agree that $9 is not a big deal for a tube. I usually get them online, but also grab a couple if I happen to swing by a bike shop where they may even be more than that.
04-14-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,924
Posted By BFisher

Surprised the censor thingy didn't catch that,...

Surprised the censor thingy didn't catch that, and fortunately you went with brakes instead of breaks. :eek:
04-13-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 61,162
Views: 9,156,179
Posted By BFisher

Vintage Zeus ...

Vintage Zeus
https://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_kMhXtqn6IGTz_07K0ak_600x450.jpg
https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/d/lancaster-vintage-zeus/7306345795.html
04-13-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By BFisher

Bike by bike basis, here. I had a black and pink...

Bike by bike basis, here. I had a black and pink Miyata 912 frameset here that was just rough enough that my refinishing plans made sense for me. I am not great with touch ups. Plus, I wanted an...
04-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By BFisher

Agree that this is a nice score at a nice price....

Agree that this is a nice score at a nice price. You can ride with those nice old components on there or build to suit how you wish. Great bike either way.
04-13-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By BFisher

The stem on the silver bike is dangerously high....

The stem on the silver bike is dangerously high. If the quill was tightened in that position there could be risk of cracks forming in the threaded portion of the fork steerer tube. Just something to...
04-13-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,924
Posted By BFisher

Gotta ask the pertinent question, what's in the...

Gotta ask the pertinent question, what's in the bags? Four pounds each of...?


Also, are those frames slimming, or have you lost weight?
04-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By BFisher

He did the Wright Bros. frames, didn't he?

He did the Wright Bros. frames, didn't he?
04-13-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 197,495
Posted By BFisher

Yes, para/black = tan sidewall.

Yes, para/black = tan sidewall.
04-12-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17,018
Views: 1,815,912
Posted By BFisher

A quick ride north along the river - first ride...

A quick ride north along the river - first ride of the season on the Super Course....
04-12-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,308
Posted By BFisher

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04-12-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 197,495
Posted By BFisher

Just saw these on sale and thought I'd pass it...

Just saw these on sale and thought I'd pass it along:
https://www.excelsports.com/vittoria-corsa-g-tubular-tire
04-10-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 67
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Views: 1,959
Posted By BFisher

Thank you.

Thank you.
04-09-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 67
Igh
Views: 1,959
Posted By BFisher

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for...

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for the reasons already covered by others here. To me they are just another choice/variety to enjoy. I will say that it is a different style of riding than...
04-09-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,038
Posted By BFisher

The better fit over the visual preference -...

The better fit over the visual preference - wisdom and reason prevail. A unique original finish is always a plus, too.
04-09-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By BFisher

Wasn't me on that crankset, but I remember you...

Wasn't me on that crankset, but I remember you posting about it.

Love the Paramount, btw.
04-09-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By BFisher

Looks pretty solid.

Looks pretty solid.
04-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By BFisher

A 49D would look nice. Hard to not go steel...

A 49D would look nice. Hard to not go steel cottered on a frame like that, but I understand the concerns.
04-08-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By BFisher

Nice! What are your plans as far as the...

Nice!

What are your plans as far as the crankset goes?
04-08-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17,018
Views: 1,815,912
Posted By BFisher

30+ miles on the new to me Tenax Schwinn. Other...

30+ miles on the new to me Tenax Schwinn. Other than a slight variance in the crank spider it felt great. A little train traffic - I believe this railway belongs to Canadian-Pacific. This is along...
04-07-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,038
Posted By BFisher

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really...

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really classy. Very handsome bike.
04-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By BFisher

I thought the same thing when I first set mine...

I thought the same thing when I first set mine up. As it stands now, I really, REALLY like these shifters.
04-06-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By BFisher

Here is the link to the tech doc: SL-7700 Shifter...

Here is the link to the tech doc: SL-7700 Shifter Doc (https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/si/6J50B/SI-6J50B-000-ENG.pdf)

The forward motion does stop before the lever can rest...
04-06-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17,018
Views: 1,815,912
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I appreciated the offer, but declined.
04-05-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By BFisher

Fantastic! If you need brake pads they can...

Fantastic!

If you need brake pads they can be found here (https://porkchopbmx.com/kool-stop-raleigh-rod-vintage-bicycle-brake-pads-refill-insert-black/). They also have them in salmon color.
04-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,063
Posted By BFisher

Proceed with caution. Low end French bikes have...

Proceed with caution. Low end French bikes have an uncanny way of multiplying.

You may find yourself looking around and thinking, "How did I get here? What have I done?"
04-04-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,878
Posted By BFisher

My wife's Elgin from 1904 ...

My wife's Elgin from 1904
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04-03-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,280
Posted By BFisher

Just got the bars taped today. Looks like nice...

Just got the bars taped today. Looks like nice weather here for the coming week....
04-03-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By BFisher

Just a play on the wording of the thread title....

Just a play on the wording of the thread title. By that I mean Schwinn as a company being much diminished from its glory days.

Are the handlebar grips tubes of foam padding? If so, they were...
04-03-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,878
Posted By BFisher

Neat thread and beautiful watches, everybody! My...

Neat thread and beautiful watches, everybody! My own (not C&V):
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x1333/citizen_eco_ee77d15f6a062d0670794fe42ac7120d1937e50d.jpg
...
04-03-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 74,092
Posted By BFisher

Very few of my bikes have shop stickers, but the...

Very few of my bikes have shop stickers, but the new to me Schwinn Premis does....
04-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By BFisher

Agreed. Love the color.

Agreed. Love the color.
04-02-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By BFisher

By 1990 I think the weight of Schwinn's world was...

By 1990 I think the weight of Schwinn's world was unfortunately rather light.
04-02-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 832,304
Posted By BFisher

Got 'em! ...

Got 'em!
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04-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,043
Posted By BFisher

A little factory work on the recent '88 Schwinn...

A little factory work on the recent '88 Schwinn find:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1350/aero_compe_panto_96305c6e940d11a2d81afbb10fca414754fa9fa6.jpg
04-02-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 892
Posted By BFisher

This is one of those refinishes that makes me...

This is one of those refinishes that makes me wish I thought of those colors for one of my projects. Outstanding!
04-01-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By BFisher

While the bags look great and I don't doubt the...

While the bags look great and I don't doubt the many fans here, I find the mass drop business model really annoying. Lots of sellers are using it, too, from craft brewers to pottery studios to...
03-31-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By BFisher

I assume you are running 28 tooth lows? I've...

I assume you are running 28 tooth lows? I've never tried to go that low with my vintage Campy setups, but understand it can take a bit of finesse to get it going.
03-31-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By BFisher

If you wanted to stick with the 28x1 1/2 wheel...

If you wanted to stick with the 28x1 1/2 wheel size, you could look for a front drum brake hub. Just make sure you find one that matches your spoke count. As far as tires, I recently got these...
03-30-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,467
Posted By BFisher

That bike makes me want to hit the slopes, nds or...

That bike makes me want to hit the slopes, nds or not.
03-30-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,467
Posted By BFisher

It's probably because all of those hip, cool...

It's probably because all of those hip, cool roadies didn't want to be uncool like grandpa and his old fashioned bike. ...
03-29-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By BFisher

What are the dimensions of the nut in question?...

What are the dimensions of the nut in question? You could try something like this (https://www.mcmaster.com/55165A32/). States the pin is 2.5mm thick and is designed for a 16-18mm circle diameter....
03-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,681
Posted By BFisher

Sounds rough, and hopefully as bad as it gets for...

Sounds rough, and hopefully as bad as it gets for you. Would encourage you to not self medicate.

But, perhaps take the opportunity to simplify as a positive. Let's face it - maintaining a fleet of...
03-27-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 251,649
Posted By BFisher

^Prologues are so hot! I've had this era of...

^Prologues are so hot! I've had this era of Schwinn on my radar for a while, and feel like I scored big time with the Premis I posted. There is some serious bike porn in this thread, and the...
03-27-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,834
Posted By BFisher

You're obligate cyclists are a small enough...

You're obligate cyclists are a small enough percentage of the population to be served entirely by the used market.

Unfortunately, most don't want that option.

Bowing out. Happy riding. :)
03-27-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,834
Posted By BFisher

No, I'm right. What you're saying is...

No, I'm right.

What you're saying is theoretical and does not match reality. Plenty of good options on the Western Mass Craigslist.

But Craigslist is one option of many. Bike Coops were...
03-26-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By BFisher

Couldn't use that ad for a carbon frame. ...

Couldn't use that ad for a carbon frame.

Steel is...ram proof!
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