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04-12-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,309
Posted By Murray Missile

Mine came with Suntour XC Sport 3 X 6 friction...

Mine came with Suntour XC Sport 3 X 6 friction shift. I swapped those out for 1986 XC Sport 3 X 6 Accushift. The saddle and seatpost are not original but the stem, bars, brakes and wheels are. It has...
04-10-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,309
Posted By Murray Missile

My green bikes. 1979 Soma Prestige ...

My green bikes.

1979 Soma Prestige
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1986 Takara Highlander, it has quickly...
04-04-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Murray Missile

I almost did but it wouldn't have done any good,...

I almost did but it wouldn't have done any good, she was convinced she'd made a good buy and is happy with it for now, as they say, ignorance is bliss. Had they brought it to me still in the box I...
04-04-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Murray Missile

Caveat Emptor

I had a former classmate of my sister's stop by yesterday because she heard I work on bikes. She had purchased a bike off Amazon that required assembly and her friend had tried to put it together but...
01-25-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,067
Posted By Murray Missile

1990 Diamondback Interval; Tange Champion No.2...

1990 Diamondback Interval; Tange Champion No.2 frame and fork; Microshift R9 3 X 9 drivetrain with CODA triple. It's getting a makeover this year to tone it down a bit. OK, tone it down a LOT, it got...
01-18-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Murray Missile

I've pulled tubes that were folded up like that...

I've pulled tubes that were folded up like that and assume it's because they were installed incorrectly to begin with. I pitch them if they are creased as it's a good place for a rupture to occur.
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01-11-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,307
Posted By Murray Missile

I suggested to his Dad that he help me fix his...

I suggested to his Dad that he help me fix his BMX bike and then he can sell it, he thought that was a great idea. I'm kind of surprised Dad let the BMX get in disrepair but it did so I'll take...
01-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,307
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10...

Well, it's not C&V but yesterday my soon to be 10 Yr. old Grandson and I put together the MTB "kit" I gave him for Christmas. He had outgrown his BMX bike and wanted a MTB so he could keep up with...
01-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, we finally got the build done. We had a...

Well, we finally got the build done. We had a great time and he was seriously interested in how things went together. It was a blast, however our photographer got distracted talking recipes with our...
01-02-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Murray Missile

I have this '87 hanging over my work bench. I'm...

I have this '87 hanging over my work bench. I'm not wild about the color but the paint and decals are almost perfect so I can live with it. When I finally get around to it it's probably getting...
12-31-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,216
Posted By Murray Missile

Nice. :thumb:I was the 2nd caller on this One...

Nice. :thumb:I was the 2nd caller on this One Thousand a few days ago, it was rough but my size and only $50. Caller number one took it, probably just as well I have too many projects as it is.
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12-29-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,996
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and...

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and easily triggered" one I'd have a long list but oddly nothing comes to mind. I don't know, must be the "Dirty Bastard" ale talking LOL, I'm feeling...
12-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By Murray Missile

I keep a couple 55 Gal. contractor bags under the...

I keep a couple 55 Gal. contractor bags under the driver's seat in the car. I've come across bikes for sale while away from home without my bike rack or have needed to transport a bike under adverse...
12-25-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Murray Missile

Home run!!! He was thrilled and got a little...

Home run!!! He was thrilled and got a little choked up. :D:D:D
12-25-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By Murray Missile

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner, seriously. I use...

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner, seriously. I use the stuff they sell at NAPA and buy it by the case for cleaning derailleurs, etc.. My friend owned a garage and even though his mechanics used those...
12-24-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Murray Missile

Like just about everyone else I used to throw...

Like just about everyone else I used to throw them away, now I save them. Especially the old red and yellow wheel reflectors which unfortunately are usually rusted to the spokes. If I acquire an...
12-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Murray Missile

GOOD LUCK! The experience will live on long after...

GOOD LUCK! The experience will live on long after the bike is gone. Money can't buy that.
12-22-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Murray Missile

Stocking stuffer for 10 year old.

My Grandson has outgrown his BMX and needs a bigger bike and he wants a MTB. He likes models, puzzles, etc. and his parents and I came up with a scheme to stimulate his natural mechanical abilities...
12-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By Murray Missile

:lol: I got it even if nobody else did LOL. I've...

:lol: I got it even if nobody else did LOL. I've had 2 brand new Kenda K34's do this.........
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12-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Murray Missile

When you know better but..... Waring: Gitane Interclub content.

The Interclub saga continues.... I wasn't going to paint it but I figured I have enough bikes with patina so I've found a close color in an aerosol paint I'm familiar with and it has decent...
12-01-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,307
Posted By Murray Missile

This may not count but I'm in the middle of a...

This may not count but I'm in the middle of a major shop reorganization. I've purged most of my old car parts and many of my automotive tools except for what I need for my old truck and I'm making...
11-28-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,145,371
Posted By Murray Missile

Possibly, but I've never suffered from head tube...

Possibly, but I've never suffered from head tube envy. :roflmao2:
11-11-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,305
Posted By Murray Missile

It's not the destination for me, it's the...

It's not the destination for me, it's the journey. I see something that interests me, fits and the price is right I buy it. My tastes are quite eclectic and I prefer bikes that need work, I enjoy...
11-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,330
Posted By Murray Missile

Another fan of the Lambert/Viscount outer ring. I...

Another fan of the Lambert/Viscount outer ring. I have a set salvaged off a Lambert and a set of 180mm Cyclotouriste arms waiting for just the right build.
11-11-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,481
Posted By Murray Missile

My guidelines for buying a "vintage" bike: 1...

My guidelines for buying a "vintage" bike:

1 - Do I like it?
2 - Does it fit?
3 - Am I comfortable with the price?

Nothing daunting about that.
11-06-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 657,481
Posted By Murray Missile

Does FedEx count? This arrived just as I was...

Does FedEx count? This arrived just as I was sitting down to lunch. Late 70's Peugeot PRN10 24.5" fameset and misc. pieces courtesy of Senior Ryder 00.
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11-05-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Murray Missile

This the place to be, these guys are a wealth of...

This the place to be, these guys are a wealth of knowledge and a fairly mellow bunch. They even tolerate my nonsense and that's saying something
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11-03-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Murray Missile

Good point! :thumb:

Good point! :thumb:
11-03-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Murray Missile

I sure wouldn't ditch a nice frame for that! ...

I sure wouldn't ditch a nice frame for that!

Remove the cup, drill a hole at the end of the crack to stop it from propogating, "v" it with a pencil grinder and have it TIG welded. A "good"...
11-01-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Murray Missile

Responses in bold in the quote text....... ...

Responses in bold in the quote text.......



I hadn't mentioned it earlier but a Gitane Tour de France frameset may also be coming my way. That one may get my 1st gen. Shimano Crane RD, 1st gen....
10-29-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Murray Missile

And I'll second THIS too! :thumb:

And I'll second THIS too! :thumb:
10-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,497
Posted By Murray Missile

If it helps the Chinese PO never screwed up any...

If it helps the Chinese PO never screwed up any of my shipments when I used to buy parts from there. It's when USPS got their hands on it that things went awry, astray and AWOL. I'll keep my fingers...
10-24-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,215
Posted By Murray Missile

OK, if I HAVE to.....:innocent: 1986 Highlander...

OK, if I HAVE to.....:innocent: 1986 Highlander MTB upgraded from Suntour 3 X 6 XC Sport friction shift to Suntour 3 X 6 XC Sport Accushift.
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10-23-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Murray Missile

Not identical to mine but very close. I do one or...

Not identical to mine but very close. I do one or two a year so this is more than adequate for my needs.
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10-23-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Murray Missile

Likewise. Took an '88 GT Karakoram in trade that...

Likewise. Took an '88 GT Karakoram in trade that had a TA triple. Pulled the crank and it was, "Hello. 🤔 What have we here?". Then.... 😲😎😎😎😎😎 It's safely stashed away for the right bike.
10-23-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Murray Missile

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped...

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped dropouts and claw mount derailleur hangers. The hanger is held in position by a small bolt, either or through an axle spacer in the dropout or a hole...
10-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Murray Missile

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser...

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser appears to be a pretty low end bike with 1 Pc. Ashtabula cranks and steel wheels. I'd just make the Laser functional the way it is and ride it or sell...
10-22-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Murray Missile

I'll 2nd that.

I'll 2nd that.
10-21-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,010
Posted By Murray Missile

The "super" scale is exponential, not linear....

The "super" scale is exponential, not linear. ;)
10-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,934
Posted By Murray Missile

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a...

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a long and happy one.
10-19-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,914
Posted By Murray Missile

The grungier they are the more satisfaction I get...

The grungier they are the more satisfaction I get from bringing them back to decent condition. I think I can be content just doing a preservation on the original paint on this one, detailing it,...
10-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By Murray Missile

Both cages look slightly bent to me and in a...

Both cages look slightly bent to me and in a twist causing the two pulleys to be out of alignment to each other.
10-18-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,145,371
Posted By Murray Missile

Friday night a 1981 Peugeot PXN10...... ...

Friday night a 1981 Peugeot PXN10......

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This afternoon this mid-70's...
10-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Murray Missile

Just bought a real Cherry.....

Seriously, it's a "Cherry" manufactured by Nissan Cycles. It was $45 and had 2 brand new Kenda gumwall K35's on it, I couldn't pass it up at that price. Plus it's my size and is in pretty decent...
10-17-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,914
Posted By Murray Missile

Pics Round 2

I apologize if there are repeats......

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10-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,914
Posted By Murray Missile

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly........

The more I look at it the more I think it's getting a repaint, especially since VeloCal reproduces all the decals in a wide range of colors. Given the overall condition of the bike I would likely do...
10-16-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,914
Posted By Murray Missile

We, the bike and I, are home. The guy turned out...

We, the bike and I, are home. The guy turned out to actually be super cool and you should see the rod brake Raleigh he has! He admitted he's not really a bike guy but he picked it up to flip and...
10-16-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By Murray Missile

This Grandpa knows what his next bike accessory...

This Grandpa knows what his next bike accessory will be. ;)
10-16-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,914
Posted By Murray Missile

In the words of the immortal Etta James, " Aaaaat...

In the words of the immortal Etta James, " Aaaaat laaaast..... " It's on for 5:30 this evening. Says he's out of town and will be back late afternoon. Got the " look" from my better half but I've...
10-15-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,914
Posted By Murray Missile

Very nice bike. I like the color a lot too. The...

Very nice bike. I like the color a lot too. The pearl white is nice but I was always a sucker for metallic or pearl aqua, teal, etc. I saw that color in the catalog and would be thrilled if this one...
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