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06-11-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Pompiere

I didn't have surgery, but I had a similar...

I didn't have surgery, but I had a similar recovery plan after I bulged a disk in the L4/L5 region two years ago. First the chiropractor got it back in place, then several weeks of physical therapy...
06-09-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,533
Posted By Pompiere

About 10 years ago on a long Boy Scout trip out...

About 10 years ago on a long Boy Scout trip out west, one of the dads, who was in the National Guard, brought a bunch of MREs so the boys could take them on our longer day hikes. The ones I had were...
06-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 33,834
Posted By Pompiere

The Bourbon Country Burn was where I learned...

The Bourbon Country Burn was where I learned about him. I rode last year, but after burning myself out on the first day, I was in no shape to make the distance out to Four Roses. We stayed an extra...
06-08-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 33,834
Posted By Pompiere

My wife and I visited several Kentucky bourbon...

My wife and I visited several Kentucky bourbon distilleries last fall, but Four Roses was our favorite, for the tour and the bourbon. The master distiller, Brent Elliot, and several of the staff,...
06-05-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Pompiere

I was pretty skinny back then, so jerseys fit...

I was pretty skinny back then, so jerseys fit looser. I didn't like how any weight in my jersey pockets would pull it to one side, so I would only carry a couple of dollars, my house key, and my ID....
06-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pompiere

I had this done with my great grandfather's 125...

I had this done with my great grandfather's 125 year old cornet. It cost around $200 for the dent removal and overhaul, but it looks beautiful. There is just a faint crease they couldn't get...
06-01-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Pompiere

Maybe he is trying to get her into riding, but...

Maybe he is trying to get her into riding, but she is a bit skeptical, so they buy the bike knowing he'll be happy with it if things don't work out.
06-01-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pompiere

Around me, Friday is the normal starting day for...

Around me, Friday is the normal starting day for garage sales, sometimes even on Thursday. By Saturday, most sales are closing by 1 or 2 o'clock because of nobody coming in. Sometimes there is a...
05-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,024
Posted By Pompiere

Tinkering with old stuff is the main reason I do...

Tinkering with old stuff is the main reason I do it. When people see me at a group ride for the first the probably think I dusted the cob webs off the old thing to try riding again. After the third...
05-21-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,505
Posted By Pompiere

I found this Huffy Techtra at a garage sale for...

I found this Huffy Techtra at a garage sale for $5. I figured the Araya rims and newish tires were worth that much. It looked like it had hardly been ridden and always stored inside. With North...
05-19-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Pompiere

This was a treat to see. Most people in the US...

This was a treat to see. Most people in the US associate Dayton and Roadmaster with something else entirely. Dayton bikes were made by Huffman, which later became Huffy, and are are usually heavy...
05-18-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Pompiere

I have a Univega Alpina S7.3 with threadless 1...

I have a Univega Alpina S7.3 with threadless 1 inch air suspension fork. There are no markings on it. If there were decals, there is no sign of them. Both legs have schreader valves. It seems to work...
05-18-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13,372
Views: 2,652,346
Posted By Pompiere

Where are you finding these? I bought my 310...

Where are you finding these? I bought my 310 thirty-five years ago in California. After I moved back to Ohio, it's rare for me to even see another Miyata, let alone one available for sale.
05-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By Pompiere

I have used a Zig paint pen I got at Micheal's...

I have used a Zig paint pen I got at Micheal's craft store for outlining lugs. It was pretty easy to use for someone who doesn't have a steady hand. I just put it in the groove and traced it...
05-15-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By Pompiere

Overhauling a 3 speed hub is not as hard as it...

Overhauling a 3 speed hub is not as hard as it sounds. There are a lot of diagrams on the internet. Also you can get a larger rear cog to make the hills easier.
05-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pompiere

With the flattened down tube, I think this may be...

With the flattened down tube, I think this may be a relative of the infamous Huffy Aerowind. It was given to me when some friends were cleaning out their garage. It was branded JC Penny, but I...
05-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Pompiere

The universal crank puller should work. It's...

The universal crank puller should work. It's mainly French Stronglight and TA cranks that need special tools. Just make sure the treads are in good shape and you screw the puller all the way in to...
05-07-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pompiere

My first bike was a Huffy Sting Ray clone called...

My first bike was a Huffy Sting Ray clone called the Cheeter Slick. I saw one for sale once at the Memory Lane swap for over $300, so too rich for something I can't even ride. My second bike was a...
05-06-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Pompiere

I was going to say Atlas. The chain wheel looks...

I was going to say Atlas. The chain wheel looks like Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders.
05-03-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Pompiere

I was thinking about making this old beater into...

I was thinking about making this old beater into a coaster brake bike even before this thread came up. Someone gave it to me when they were cleaning out their garage. I think it was a JC Penny bike....
05-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Pompiere

They shift by back pedaling, the same as applying...

They shift by back pedaling, the same as applying the brakes. In theory, after cruising in high gear, it goes to low when you stop so you are ready to take off again. It does take some getting used...
05-02-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Pompiere

If you went with a Bendix Red or Yellow band hub,...

If you went with a Bendix Red or Yellow band hub, you could have an extra low gear for climbing a hill or really windy days.
05-02-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Pompiere

I think it's funny how, in the 1980s, several...

I think it's funny how, in the 1980s, several makers were trying to reinvent the bottle cage. Cannondale had one with velcro. I think it was Rhode Gear had a unique dovetail mount. More than one...
04-30-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Pompiere

The 400T and the regular 400 were both available...

The 400T and the regular 400 were both available in red. The only difference is the 400T has an SR Oval-Tech triple crank, the 400 has an Oval-Tech double.

I bought a 400T last fall and only...
04-29-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By Pompiere

About the cookies, are they called Monster...

About the cookies, are they called Monster Cookies because of their size, or the recipe? My family has had a recipe for Monster Cookies for many years. They are called Monster Cookies because they...
04-28-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Pompiere

In case you didn't catch the note on the...

In case you didn't catch the note on the installation sheet, turn the 6 mm wrench counter-clockwise to tighten the expander, and clockwise to loosen. This probably comes up more for people who are...
04-27-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,337
Posted By Pompiere

The cheapest, easy route to flat bars would be to...

The cheapest, easy route to flat bars would be to swap in a flat bar and a pair of brake levers. The current levers won't work with straight flat bars, since the curved levers will hit the bar...
04-24-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Pompiere

I'm planning to be there.

I'm planning to be there.
04-13-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,775
Posted By Pompiere

I can't speak as to the suitability of the older...

I can't speak as to the suitability of the older Brooks saddles, but I have purchased three new B17 saddles over the past five years. All were treated with an application of Proofhide per the...
04-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,645
Posted By Pompiere

Same with me. I have family obligations this...

Same with me. I have family obligations this week, but another date may work better in the future.
04-09-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Pompiere

I could probably rig something similar with a...

I could probably rig something similar with a bolt, washer, and a large socket. I have good luck with a squeeze clamp around the outside.

I thought "fixed cup" as opposed to "adjustable", not...
04-04-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Pompiere

This may be relevant in the quest to match paint...

This may be relevant in the quest to match paint colors from the past:
In my former life as a volunteer firefighter, we were ordering a new truck. We wanted it to match the rest of the trucks, so...
04-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,234
Posted By Pompiere

This is what mine must have looked like at some...

This is what mine must have looked like at some point. I only found the Rog decals after removing several layers of various colored house paint. Currently, it is wearing some $5 garage sale BMX...
04-03-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,211
Posted By Pompiere

I would build the bench a few inches deeper than...

I would build the bench a few inches deeper than the recess. Assuming you are putting a vise on the corner, you will need some access from the side for oversize objects.
04-02-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,596
Posted By Pompiere

It looks like the end is on or about July 12. ...

It looks like the end is on or about July 12. I'm glad for the later start. Some of the other contests have started earlier in the year, so some time was lost waiting for yard sale season to get...
03-28-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Pompiere

Here is the Waterford Serial Number site: ...

Here is the Waterford Serial Number site: https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/paramount/paramount-dating/

I can't see the numbers clearly, but it looks like 1986, 53.5 cm, built in Waterford.
03-28-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,280
Posted By Pompiere

If the seat post is maxed out, you definitely...

If the seat post is maxed out, you definitely need a bigger frame. If that is a 54, I would go up to a 56 or maybe 58. If you find a good frame and transfer the parts, you got your $40 out of it.
03-28-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 51,131
Views: 6,626,102
Posted By Pompiere

Maybe I should have used a different term. What...

Maybe I should have used a different term. What I meant was any kind of yard sale, garage sale, tag sale, etc., held on the premises to get rid of the contents.
03-27-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 51,131
Views: 6,626,102
Posted By Pompiere

This happens a lot when the parents retire to...

This happens a lot when the parents retire to someplace warm and than pass away or move back home due to health issues. The adult children come in from far away and, due to work or family...
03-26-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,723
Posted By Pompiere

I grew up in rural Ohio, so we were always a...

I grew up in rural Ohio, so we were always a couple years behind the trends on the East or West coasts. I remember a kid on my bus raving about getting a new Fuji around about 1975. I got my first...
03-25-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 939
Posted By Pompiere

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Late 80s Diamond Back Lakeside Hybrid with drop bars

When I was...
03-24-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,014
Posted By Pompiere

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1988 Schwinn Le Tour

I found this at a local flea market two years ago. ...
03-21-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,706
Posted By Pompiere

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I have one, too, a 1992 Performance Parabola. It is a bit heavy, but has...
03-17-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Pompiere

I had planned to go, even got the day off work,...

I had planned to go, even got the day off work, but some big family stuff came up. I'm still hoping to go to Grand Rapids and/or Ann Arbor in April.
03-16-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By Pompiere

It shouldn't matter that there are only a few...

It shouldn't matter that there are only a few options, if most of them are good ones.
03-09-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Pompiere

Jamis is not very well known, but they are well...

Jamis is not very well known, but they are well made and spec'ed with decent components, so a good value. I've had Quest since 2011 and have been quite happy with it. Older mountain bikes, when...
03-07-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 42,145
Posted By Pompiere

I'm sorry the flick stand didn't make it. It was...

I'm sorry the flick stand didn't make it. It was intact when I put it in. Apparently a victim of the heavy load of crap.

I took out the computers when I had the box. I tried to replace the...
03-06-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,136
Posted By Pompiere

I worked as a TV technician for a little while in...

I worked as a TV technician for a little while in the 80s. A CRT would be too big, and we had another caddy for smaller vacuum tubes. The spot does look like the right size for a Simpson 260...
03-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By Pompiere

When I was stationed at Alameda a group of us...

When I was stationed at Alameda a group of us would ride up Joaquin Miller Road to Skyline Blvd and head north, toward the Caldecott Tunnel. The climb was not as steep as some of the others listed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By Pompiere

Another ride in central Kentucky, taking place in...

Another ride in central Kentucky, taking place in the same area as the Horsey Hundred, is the Bourbon Country Burn on the last weekend of September. https://www.bourboncountryburn.com/#what
I rode...
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