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07-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 581
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm the opposite I guess. I want to make my bike...

I'm the opposite I guess. I want to make my bike 'POP!' with some color if possible -- just make it unique in a sea of sameness. Call it personal expression. That's why I went yellow housing and tape...
07-01-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 581
Posted By Cougrrcj

I am running into the same 'problem' with choice...

I am running into the same 'problem' with choice for a bike I picked up for my 27-yr-old niece... Maroon bike, gold lettering. I ordered some shiny gold lined housing from PorkchopBMX. They also...
06-29-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ummmm, Robbie? Have you looked at the pics in...

Ummmm, Robbie? Have you looked at the pics in 'post 21' of this thread of the front rim brake tracks???? They show the cracks that are starting to show that rim is TOAST! The new wheelset is MUCH...
06-29-20, 07:09 PM
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Views: 1,983
Posted By Cougrrcj

Early or late '70's??? BIG difference!!!!

Early or late '70's??? BIG difference!!!!
06-29-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Cougrrcj

Like nlerner, I've acquired a stash/hoard of...

Like nlerner, I've acquired a stash/hoard of Zefal HPs over the years... I got my first waaaay back in '76! They're my go-to since that's what I've had since the mid-late '70s! Pretty much...
06-29-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By Cougrrcj

After neces input and other reflection, I'm gonna...

After neces input and other reflection, I'm gonna go with bright gold road lined bike brake housing from Porkchopz and black gel/foam bar tape that I already have in stock. Now I'm trying to...
06-28-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By Cougrrcj

She's already a knuckle-head ;) But hey, at...

She's already a knuckle-head ;) But hey, at least she likes bikes.

She has a MTB (and a dirt-bike motorcycle) already - she was looking for a road bike/touring bike. Her b/f is a tour guide on...
06-28-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By Cougrrcj

All of the Miyatas (and Miyata-built Univegas)...

All of the Miyatas (and Miyata-built Univegas) that I've had were all 26.8 seatposts. I've upgraded the ones in my stable to better, fully adjustable seatposts. I have one 'spare' that will probably...
06-27-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By Cougrrcj

Picked this burgundy '88 615 up for my niece from...

Picked this burgundy '88 615 up for my niece from a fellow BF member today...

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06-27-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Cougrrcj

SOLD! I picked it up today for my niece when she...

SOLD! I picked it up today for my niece when she visits in a few weeks.. Seller and I went on a short ride, even though the 54cm 615 was a bit cramped for me. Of course Steve was riding his 'new'...
06-26-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

:eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek::eek::eek::eek: !!!!! ...

:eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek::eek::eek::eek: !!!!!
Translated:
HOLY CRAP !!!!!
06-26-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

I weigh more - closer to 200. bike is...

I weigh more - closer to 200.

bike is dirty... embarrassed to post pics of dirty bike! ;)
06-26-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

I put the new wheels on today - and a new 25mm...

I put the new wheels on today - and a new 25mm front tire instead of the 28, same make and model tire - Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech III. Lots more brake bridge clearance now! The only thing I don't...
06-26-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ugly spots in the front rim deep pitting, rock...

Ugly spots in the front rim deep pitting, rock strikes, and a couple of cracks (outlined in red). Sorry for the poor photography - using my cell phone...

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06-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Cougrrcj

I carried my all-steel behemoth up several...

I carried my all-steel behemoth up several flights of stairs in my college dorm -- illicit as it was -- "No bike allowed" in the dorms. NO WAY was I ( or my roomies) leaving our bike outside in...
06-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Cougrrcj

My fit? At 62, now that I'm age shrunk, I'm only...

My fit? At 62, now that I'm age shrunk, I'm only 5'8" on a good day and still ride my 57cm-23" frame bikes. Long of torso and arms, but short of inseam. Yeah, 'the boys' are a bit compromised if...
06-25-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Cougrrcj

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so...

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so ago, when asked by my 'Primary Care Physician' about 'any pains' - I casually mentioned that 'I was fine other than the usual aches and pains of...
06-23-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

Got the new wheelset today, will take pics of...

Got the new wheelset today, will take pics of both old and new tomorrow! Just for schitts and giggles, I weighed both new wheels on a scale that measures down to grams... Bare wheelset is Front 770g,...
06-21-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,590
Posted By Cougrrcj

Drop bars give me more had position options. ...

Drop bars give me more had position options. Sometimes (<1%) I ride on the tops near the stem, 97% on the 'shoulders' where the bars curve forward, and the other 2% in the forward drops or bottoms...
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Cougrrcj

Mine was discounted as a nearly two-year-old...

Mine was discounted as a nearly two-year-old scratched floor model that nobody wanted - long scratch along the toptube, driveside. List price was $219.95, so the store took ~$25 off.

This was...
06-20-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/160x160/drooling_face_1f924_4de58f6b24e219ddd51bc8176ed02a59106f932e.png
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, that was me. I did a little horse trading,...

Yep, that was me. I did a little horse trading, too. Upgraded the tires, added toe clips/straps, and since I was used to my previous bike that had safety levers I added those as well (but took...
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Cougrrcj

I still have my September '74-built '75-model...

I still have my September '74-built '75-model year S-10S that I bought new in '76.. K9I003xx Yours has steel rims, whereas later years were equipped with aluminum. You might want to check out a...
06-19-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Cougrrcj

Thanks for that link to a source. Will be...

Thanks for that link to a source. Will be ordering my next set (for a recent acquisition) soon!
06-19-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, damn... What was that late '70s song lyric -...

Oh, damn... What was that late '70s song lyric - "Beat me, Hurt me, Make me write bad checks..."

I'm by Elyria, and have driven farther for a purchase... Consider it SOLD! PM me and we can...
06-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Cougrrcj

Tempted to get this for my niece...

Tempted to get this for my niece...
06-18-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Cougrrcj

BL07 covers DO NOT fit those levers - they are...

BL07 covers DO NOT fit those levers - they are somewhat unique. I had bought BL07 covers for the levers on my '86 Miyata, but they were not the correct pedestal height.
06-17-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, today I did a more careful inspection of...

Well, today I did a more careful inspection of the original front rim -- SEVERAL suspected cracks, and a couple of spots of deep pits. I haven't given the rear rim the extreme close-up scrutiny yet...
06-16-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

I thought more about it, and by the time I factor...

I thought more about it, and by the time I factor the cost of new spokes and two rims, I decided to pull the trigger on the wheelset offered to me from a BF member - like new -- built from NOS Dura...
06-16-20, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Cougrrcj

Bianchi Limited - (willoughby) ...

Bianchi Limited - (willoughby)
https://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_3QNUIvlk3FD_0ww0oo_600x450.jpg

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bop/d/eastlake-bianchi-limited/7133079369.html


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06-16-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 200,732
Posted By Cougrrcj

Velomine. I got the 27" wheelset for my...

Velomine. I got the 27" wheelset for my Miyata-built '84 Univega Viva Sport from there a couple of years ago. $119 for the pair. Sealed hubs, stainless 14ga spokes, and narrow Sun M13II rims (they...
06-15-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

A-HAH!!! Found it! The front rim has a crack...

A-HAH!!! Found it! The front rim has a crack starting along the brake track scratches (remember that this bike came from AZ). Probably a small rock or sand got stuck in the original brake pads and...
06-12-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

The pulsing has been getting worse - NEW...

The pulsing has been getting worse - NEW dual-pivot brake calipers and pads (well, three years ago ( ;) ), along with new cables, new tires at that rebuild. When I got it, the brake track wear...
06-12-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had gotten a set of these wheels - in 27" - for...

I had gotten a set of these wheels - in 27" - for my Univega Viva Sport build. Nice budget wheelset with no problems in ~1000 miles, but was looking for something a bit better for the 710. Butted...
06-10-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back when I was only 16 in 1974(!) my LBS carried...

Back when I was only 16 in 1974(!) my LBS carried Fuji - that came in 19, 21, 23, and 25" frame sizes. At only 5'8", I felt cramped fore-aft on the suggested 21" size frame so I went 23" (58.4cm)...
06-10-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,873
Posted By Cougrrcj

Then there's this! I really had no idea that...

Then there's this!

I really had no idea that there were so many totally different '26-inch' bicycle tires! I grew up riding 26x1-3/8 - which I now know was the 'non-Schwinn' ISO 590 E.A.3 size,...
06-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By Cougrrcj

OH, ABSO-FREAKING LOVELY! I really liked my...

OH, ABSO-FREAKING LOVELY! I really liked my Sears Free Spirit three-speed that i had from '70-74 -- why only four-five years? Because I rode it in the Rustbelt winters, too, with all of that nasty...
06-10-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

Limited by 6-speed freewheel rear gearing? No. ...

Limited by 6-speed freewheel rear gearing? No. I live in the glacially-scoured lower Great Lakes! The biggest hills I encounter here are 30' highway and railroad overpasses! If I head south- or...
06-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,122
Posted By Cougrrcj

Red Origin 8 cork bar tape. I was never...

Red Origin 8 cork bar tape.

I was never really happy with the peanut-butter brown brake cable housing and faux marble brownish cork bar tape for my sand-colored '84 Univega Gran Tourismo. ...
06-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dammit! My '86 Miyata 710 needs new wheels!

Like I said in the title, my '86 Miyata 710s wheels are pretty much gone (brake track wear is already worn past the anodizing, showing signs of rim weakness by starting to pulsate on hard braking. ...
06-10-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,263
Posted By Cougrrcj

WOW, I had no idea that Schwinn was into MTBs in...

WOW, I had no idea that Schwinn was into MTBs in the early-mid '80s. And here I thought that my '90 Hungarian-built Woodlands was an ancient MTB...
06-10-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,779
Posted By Cougrrcj

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike...

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike to ride for a visit to the West-side Cleveland OH/Lorain County area, I've got four to choose from. BUT they're all the same size, and outfitted the...
06-10-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,833
Posted By Cougrrcj

I must bow to the Wisdom of T-Mar! He hit the...

I must bow to the Wisdom of T-Mar! He hit the nail on the head! The ONLY road-ridden bikes I have are of Japanese origin. My 9/74-build ('75 model year) Fuji S-10S, two '84 (Miyata frame)...
06-07-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ebay! ...

Ebay! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Style-Stainless-Steel-Clamp-On-Top-Tube-Brake-Cable-Guides-Set-of-3/252830057874?hash=item3addd88592:g:l3IAAOSwWxNY1t3j
Forum: Touring
06-04-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,294
Posted By Cougrrcj

The last - and only - wheelset that I had ever...

The last - and only - wheelset that I had ever built myself was over 43 years ago! That wheelset lasted somewhere close to 30k miles before I was stupidly inattentive while riding and inadvertently...
06-04-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 797
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had an Ale handlebar cage that I had bought...

I had an Ale handlebar cage that I had bought waaaaay back in the '70s for my Fuji that was similar - but had a spring-loaded bail to hold the bottle a bit tighter. Here's a pic (but I had misplaced...
05-30-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Cougrrcj

Like the others have said, any FD that will work...

Like the others have said, any FD that will work on a triple will handle 20+ tooth differences - although the larger the jump will decrease shifting smoothness. I'm running a 48-38-28 triple on my...
05-30-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Cougrrcj

Most people do not look up past a few feet above...

Most people do not look up past a few feet above ground level. Put something even just 8' above ground level (arms reach) and most will not see it. Wheels, seat/seatpost are easily lifted to that...
05-27-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By Cougrrcj

Looks like that paint is VERY thick - should be...

Looks like that paint is VERY thick - should be stripped down to bare metal and you might even find a serial number under all of that paint. Looks like it deserves a better repaint regardless.
05-26-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Cougrrcj

Take the bike apart and hide/lock the components...

Take the bike apart and hide/lock the components in various trees nearby. Easier if wheels have quick-release hubs, and a quick release seatpost. generally people will ignore a bare-ish frame...
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