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01-18-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The down-tube demographic is getting older. I...

The down-tube demographic is getting older. I watched the same thing happen with the vintage car market. One can by a Ford Model A for a song these days compared to post 50's cars. Newer generations...
01-17-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Well this will be a quickie...

Well this will be a quickie...
01-17-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I always look for good bones in a bike, like the...

I always look for good bones in a bike, like the paint and general condition of the wheelset. The rest is all bolt-ons and can be changed. It's hard to fix an ugly frame though. Good luck with the...
01-17-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

There is something to be said for the thought...

There is something to be said for the thought that goes into trying to make something fit and look right. Some people don't really care about looks and concern themselves with function only. Your...
01-17-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,837
Posted By UKFan4Sure

That depends totally on the saddle....

That depends totally on the saddle....
01-17-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By UKFan4Sure

For some, yes. For me, I've ridden a lot of miles...

For some, yes. For me, I've ridden a lot of miles on many bikes and have never had a fit. I'd often buy bikes because I knew I could flip them if I didn't like them, but I've never had a fit before...
01-17-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Does the 1984 Trek 520 (the trainer used one)...

Does the 1984 Trek 520 (the trainer used one) have the Helicomatic rear hub?
01-17-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I just ordered this a week ago: ...

I just ordered this a week ago:
...
01-17-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

It's funny you say that, I am only 5'9" and...

It's funny you say that, I am only 5'9" and prefer a 23 inch, even though I shouldn't be riding one. On smaller frames, I feel cramped up.
01-17-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

So SAD that that one is gone! Wow! What a...

So SAD that that one is gone! Wow! What a beautiful ride!!
01-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I had to use a different bolt due to the fact my...

I had to use a different bolt due to the fact my caps are missing the rubber washers. :foo: I have no idea what happened to those as the package was sealed.

I have bookmarked your build photos on...
01-17-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Welcome back!

Welcome back!
01-17-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By UKFan4Sure

You should work for the police reviewing photos...

You should work for the police reviewing photos and videotape for evidence, T-Mar. All I was seeing was a bad photo washed out by bright sunshine.
01-17-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

OK, I've updated the bike from triple RSX to 600...

OK, I've updated the bike from triple RSX to 600 Ultegra Tri-Color double. Replaced the bar tape also.

Just thought I'd update the photos for everyone to have a look:

...
01-17-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Me neither.

Me neither.
01-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I rebuilt my Suntour Atom freehub. It wasn't a...

I rebuilt my Suntour Atom freehub. It wasn't a snap, but do-able.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 676
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Why be the only one in this scenario going to...

Why be the only one in this scenario going to jail? Break that mirror, and you might just be the one....
Drivers using their cell phones are the ones hitting cyclists, so I welcome that monitoring.
01-17-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,698
Posted By UKFan4Sure

37 is my bottom limit. Screw it, otherwise. ...

37 is my bottom limit. Screw it, otherwise. It's just too cold for my bones.
01-16-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By UKFan4Sure

23", so yes, that's close.

23", so yes, that's close.
01-16-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By UKFan4Sure

WTB -- Shimano 600 Ultegra Crank Dust Cover O-Rings

UPDATE: Just disregard. I put a hex cap on the cranks. It looks fine and those plastic caps never look good anyhow once a screwdriver has been in them once or twice. I need two of these O-Rings...
01-15-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Amen, Brother! I have already scrubbed my front...

Amen, Brother! I have already scrubbed my front toe twice since buying mine today. Definitely going to have to be careful. I've never owned a bike that does this before.
01-15-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 683
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Glad you are OK. My Son-in-Law wasn't so lucky. ...

Glad you are OK. My Son-in-Law wasn't so lucky. He was riding last spring when a lady opened her door and her dog suddenly ran out of the car into his path. He had ZERO time to react and went over...
01-15-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Wow. Sumbunny's gonna be happy, happy, happy....

Wow. Sumbunny's gonna be happy, happy, happy....
01-15-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Hey, thanks! You're ride looks awesome! What an...

Hey, thanks! You're ride looks awesome! What an amazing job your did! Good to know 28's will fit. I think those are in my future as I've heard these bikes can be pretty stiff. Also, it appears I was...
01-15-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

$289. But then Uncle Kentucky got his share at...

$289. But then Uncle Kentucky got his share at 6%. So... a tad over $300. I plan on taking the triple off and putting on 600 Tricolor 8-speed (53/39).

The ride is nice, but it's the first...
01-15-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

THANK YOU! I saw my post sinking like the...

THANK YOU! I saw my post sinking like the Titanic down the list and figured everyone was giving me the cold shoulder asking such rudimentary questions. Or maybe because it had brifters, which is...
01-15-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I had one a while back, but my arms didn't like...

I had one a while back, but my arms didn't like the stretch to the bars. These have a long top tube... I did like the looks of that beautiful lugged frame!
01-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm Celeste with envy!

I'm Celeste with envy!
01-14-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By UKFan4Sure

New Cannondale R400

OK, so I will pick this up tomorrow from a local LBS. Right off the bat I see I mis-titled this thread R400. Duh, sorry. I "think" it's a 1999 model. I got a pretty good discount off the asking, but...
01-14-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By UKFan4Sure

A few more: ...

A few more:



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01-14-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By UKFan4Sure

More: ...

More:



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01-14-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1986 Schwinn Le Tour -- Mint Condition $200 OBO

SOLD!! THANK YOU!! So I'm thinning the heard a bit to make room for the new Cannondale I picked up. Well, really, there's plenty of room, but the spousal unit doesn't think so. :love:
Take a look...
01-12-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By UKFan4Sure

There are a lot of non-sensical things in the...

There are a lot of non-sensical things in the bike world. I blame it on fashion and being "cool". For instance, who wouldn't like to have a Ti derailleur guard over the RD? It might save your hide...
01-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm thinking that any $3000 bike should have...

I'm thinking that any $3000 bike should have upper-crust components. They should not have chain rub as long as they are adjusted properly. Any late model bike I've owned that was 105-Ultegra never...
01-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By UKFan4Sure

That's good to know. I've been debating on a...

That's good to know. I've been debating on a tail bag and it looks like the MTX DXB might have just won out due to your post.

In my opinion, there is nothing like good customer service, whether...
01-12-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By UKFan4Sure

One thing is for certain, too long is going to be...

One thing is for certain, too long is going to be better than too short except for the fact you'll have to buy spacers to fill in. Cutting it too short may cost a sale if the owner needs it taller.
01-12-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Yeah, installing fenders can be a headache as I...

Yeah, installing fenders can be a headache as I recently discovered. You just have to do the best you can do, especially when there isn't ideal clearances between stays, mounts, and hardware.
Your...
01-11-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By UKFan4Sure

For Robbie, Hoosier team? #dadjoke...

For Robbie, Hoosier team? #dadjoke (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=dadjoke)
01-11-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Yeah, it's a GT frame, one of the earliest US...

Yeah, it's a GT frame, one of the earliest US made road bike frames GT did (frame #1094 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1094) ). I stickered it custom with his name...
01-11-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Well, Mr Colnago often had the flashiest paint...

Well, Mr Colnago often had the flashiest paint work in the industry. At least his workmanship backed up the flash.
01-11-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By UKFan4Sure

There were some really great deals to be had...

There were some really great deals to be had garnering the "Schwinn" moniker back then. It appears that Doral? was trying to create a resurgence of the brand by introducing some better frames and...
Replies: 58
Views: 2,792
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I recently purchased a decent road bike that had...

I recently purchased a decent road bike that had MTN bike bear traps on it. I sold those for the price of the entire bike. Yes, they are hot indeed.
Replies: 58
Views: 2,792
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Just sold my 92 Trek 1500 for $200. It was worth...

Just sold my 92 Trek 1500 for $200. It was worth every penny of the buyer's money. :) I really hated to sell it, but it was a bit too small for me at 52cm. BTW, the pump, Chris King WB cage, and...
01-11-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
Posted By UKFan4Sure

That is one sweet looking Schwinn!

That is one sweet looking Schwinn!
Forum: Foo
01-11-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 722
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Very beautiful area, there my friend. I am sorry...

Very beautiful area, there my friend. I am sorry about the owner's loss. This will be devastating for them for some time.
01-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Red and silver are two of my favorite combos. I...

Red and silver are two of my favorite combos. I built this one up last year and gave it to a friend.

Nice job on your Miyata. I had no idea about using Oxalic Acid. Do you have a certain...
01-11-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Given a few hours, I could make that deer head...

Given a few hours, I could make that deer head plate look nearly like new.... betcha.
01-11-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Yeah, that was my point. All of the later models...

Yeah, that was my point. All of the later models were one color. I have the silver on one of my bikes.

...
01-10-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,748
Posted By UKFan4Sure

So true! I laughed out loud!

So true! I laughed out loud!
01-10-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,161
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Sorry, Mad Honk, I deleted my comments. It just...

Sorry, Mad Honk, I deleted my comments. It just isn't worth it to bring all that back up again and thought better about leaving it in the thread. Yeah, my incident left a bad taste in my mouth for...
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