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04-10-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,308
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Great looking greenies. I have a...

:thumb: Great looking greenies.

I have a Highlander that must be a bit older as it has a cast faux biplane crown and I bought it for the wheels but didn't use them as I got better set off another...
04-10-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,308
Posted By beicster

I have that same year and size Voyageur. They...

I have that same year and size Voyageur. They are a nice ride.
04-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,878
Posted By steelbikeguy

There is a restored B-25 that is painted as a...

There is a restored B-25 that is painted as a PBJ-1J, the version that the Marines used (not sure if it actually is/was a PBJ-1J). It is named Devil Dog, a nickname for Marines dating from WW I,...
04-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Rick

The owner of the bicycle shop I worked in made a...

The owner of the bicycle shop I worked in made a deal with a department store so his mechanics assembled their bikes. This was short lived because somebody made another deal at the cooperate level...
04-04-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By indyfabz

At one point a friend of mine who owns a LBS...

At one point a friend of mine who owns a LBS refused to work on them because they would soon malfunction again and many people would bring them back claiming he had made shoddy repairs. Donít know if...
04-04-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Rick

I worked part time in a bicycle shop while going...

I worked part time in a bicycle shop while going to school. We had a sign up that stated the assembly price for the department store bikes. If the customer had attempted to assemble the bicycle it...
04-04-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By downtube42

Buyer beware at wally-world, as well. I was...

Buyer beware at wally-world, as well.

I was working on one of their MTBs at the co-op a few years ago, and came across a nice cost-saving measure. The entire grip-shift assembly was a solid piece...
04-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By aplcr0331

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays. No bikes...

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays.

No bikes anywhere. I placed an order for a Trek Emonda for my wife in Sep 2020. Itís not arriving until 2022 now.

We just decided on a decent used Liv Avail.
...
02-14-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,215
Posted By Chuck M

Something that came with the Takara I bought back...

Something that came with the Takara I bought back late last summer is a brochure from the early 80s. I scanned it sometime back and posted it elsewhere but the scan quality wasn't good enough to read...
02-13-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,215
Posted By Chuck M

Picked up another Takara this morning. It is a...

Picked up another Takara this morning. It is a Grand Touring and in as good of condition as the Deluxe 12 I posted above. While the Deluxe 12 is a little small, this one is a little big, but...
01-23-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By easyupbug

You just need to be patient, I have gotten...

You just need to be patient, I have gotten Cyclomondo decals from Australia faster than Velocals.
01-18-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By CaptMike

Absolutely beautiful, MM. I ordered the Paselaís...

Absolutely beautiful, MM. I ordered the Paselaís today. Great picture....
01-18-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By 3alarmer

PX-10 Information Thread.

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...I just did a search, and there are seven pages of results for threads with PX-10 in the title. (https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=10435255) Which means there are a lot of them...
01-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By gugie

Based on your pictures, strip it down, 100:1 odds...

Based on your pictures, strip it down, 100:1 odds that fork can be cleaned up and repainted with no issues. I've seen worse clean up nicely.
01-15-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By dddd

I think that the shifters are fine. The...

I think that the shifters are fine.

The Accushift rear derailer has a greater actuation movement that a non-Dura-Ace Shimano SIS rear derailer, so will move slightly too far with each click,...
01-14-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,597
Posted By francophile

If you want to get a good laugh and want some...

If you want to get a good laugh and want some cultural insight, I cannot recommend enough that you go out and get Bike Snob NYC's (first?) book riffing off his blog. Buy one used, you should be able...
01-14-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,415
Posted By Narhay

I am usually pulling down at the drops and out to...

I am usually pulling down at the drops and out to the sides rather than toward the middle. To this end, to stop the tape edges from furling upward I always wrap bottom to top.
01-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By lasauge

I can envision giving several different answers...

I can envision giving several different answers based on circumstances I found myself in during this past year. If that was me today I'd ghost ride the bike home after inflating the tires, then clean...
01-11-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,280
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, there's periodic maintenance on such bikes...

Well, there's periodic maintenance on such bikes that I'm sure he'll get a kick out of learning how to do. Tube repair, brake pad swap and tuning, cable swap along with derailleur tuning. All good...
01-10-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,395
Posted By polymorphself

I think that color is great personally.

I think that color is great personally.
01-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,395
Posted By canklecat

A heat gun is affordable, works quickly with...

A heat gun is affordable, works quickly with little or no damage to the matrix under the paint, including most woods when used carefully.

Years ago when I lived in a rural home on 3 acres I went...
01-10-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,280
Posted By jdawginsc

Another donor bike done

Came out pretty darn cool...


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01-10-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,280
Posted By Clyde1820

Very cool. Plus, since he now knows quite a...

Very cool.

Plus, since he now knows quite a bit more about how the parts work and go together, when he gets stranded for whatever reason he'll likely have a very good idea of what the problem is. ...
01-10-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,395
Posted By cb400bill

Why not? It's a great color.

Why not? It's a great color.
01-09-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By GlennR

Very cool. My son had no interest in...

Very cool.

My son had no interest in mechanical things until he started riding. He got a job in a bike shop and learned to wrench. When he bought a carbon fiber bike I gave him a torque wrench....
01-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By markk900

Chuck M ....or for your particular case, since...

Chuck M ....or for your particular case, since you want to recognize her generosity and do her a favour, if the bike truly is no good take it anyway and follow one of the suggestions above yourself.
01-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 86,090
Posted By notthe1freeman

Lol...I just got this complete bike yesterday! I...

Lol...I just got this complete bike yesterday! I love it :) Here's mine ...
01-04-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By rjhammett

It's a UX-10. UX-10 were a PX-10 with clincher...

It's a UX-10. UX-10 were a PX-10 with clincher wheels. The fork is slightly different from a PX-10. I sold this one this past summer.

...
01-04-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Shwuno

Peugeot PX10 (I think?)

Hi everyone, Iím a complete newbie looking for some advice sorry if Iím breaking any forum rules here!

So Iíve recently purchased this beauty, it was listed as a PX10 but guessing it could be a...
01-02-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By Reynolds

It won't affect performance or safety IMO. But it...

It won't affect performance or safety IMO. But it could affect your peace of mind if you have a slight OCD streak like many of us...
01-02-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) RALEIGH Technium 480

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01-02-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By repechage

Yes, Asian subcontracted. they assembled better...

Yes, Asian subcontracted.
they assembled better but were a bit deflating.
one knew the end was to come.
the early Asian bikes were called Rampar
A branding used for bikes and accessories early on...
01-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By cb400bill

I have no idea what it is. When I saw your...

I have no idea what it is. When I saw your thread title I thought that someone had started another motorcycle thread.
01-01-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,601
Posted By rjhammett

My goal for 2021 is to reduce the herd by a few...

My goal for 2021 is to reduce the herd by a few bikes.
01-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,601
Posted By masi61

Finish some of these d*mn bike builds and road...

Finish some of these d*mn bike builds and road test them and decide on the keepers!

...
01-01-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,601
Posted By 515Cycling

Focused approach

This year I want to buy only those items I need for my currently planned builds. So, no new frames (unless its a good deal and I like it.)
01-01-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By JoeTBM

Those look like either T-18 or T-25 staples, I...

Those look like either T-18 or T-25 staples, I find that most saddles use a T-50 size. I purchase 1/4" Stainless Steel T-50 at Home Depot...
12-30-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,746
Posted By Charles Wahl

Don't buy a starter bike that has the pictured...

Don't buy a starter bike that has the pictured Simplex dropouts in the first photo, or any other that will only accept a Simplex dťrailleur. Same for Huret. Make sure it has the threaded...
12-29-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,990
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Before the virus stuff, when volunteering at Bike...

Before the virus stuff, when volunteering at Bike Works, we'd replace totally roached wheels with 'new' used ones, and I'd always try to match them. Sure, it was for a bike to be given away (for one...
12-29-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,990
Posted By steelbikeguy

Dirty Bastard Ale is pretty good stuff! I think...

Dirty Bastard Ale is pretty good stuff! I think beer heaven might be the Breakfast Stout, though....
...
12-29-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,990
Posted By BFisher

The first thing that comes to mind is the...

The first thing that comes to mind is the marketing and how many people fall for it.

Take grease, for instance. There is already a sufficiently huge variety of grease to choose from that is...
12-29-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,990
Posted By Chuck M

I think most C&V readers now would be bothered...

I think most C&V readers now would be bothered now, but apparently when I was a kid it bothered me more than most people to turn drop bars upward. Everyone I saw with a "10 speed" or "racing bike"...
12-29-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By JaccoW

I put it on the list to watch/listen while I...

I put it on the list to watch/listen while I overhaul a hub today.

If you want a quick and dirty history of mountainbikes, check out this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgljZQn62wM
...
12-28-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By WGB

Murray Missile Exactly what I just did....

Murray Missile

Exactly what I just did. Found a no-name 26.6 post. Tight going in so buffed post and "adjusted" the gap. 26.6 and Mr. Brooks are ready to ride.

Thank you again.
12-28-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By nlerner

Cheapest route would be to buy a new battery for...

Cheapest route would be to buy a new battery for your calipers.
12-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By prairiepedaler

That tall Centurion looks nice but seeing as it...

That tall Centurion looks nice but seeing as it comes from a bike co-op who knows who had been working on it. I'm part of the local co-op scene and there are only but a scant few I'd have work on my...
12-27-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By cb400bill

You may want to find an old adult size cantilever...

You may want to find an old adult size cantilever framed cruiser bike and modify it with ape hangers and a banana seat.
12-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Oldairhead

"In 1887, British Prime Minister Robert...

"In 1887, British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil appointed his nephew Arthur James Balfour as Minister for Ireland. The phrase 'Bob's your uncle' was coined when Arthur referred to the Prime...
12-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By rsbob

Method used: Napa brake cleaner and upholstery...

Method used: Napa brake cleaner and upholstery attachment on carpet cleaner machine with carpet cleaning solution. After cleaning the area, it came out so well I used the machine to do the rest of...
12-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By jPrichard10

I'm just cringing of the thought of someone...

I'm just cringing of the thought of someone picking that up and swapping all the parts to make it a fixie.
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