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Forum: Commuting
10-14-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 255,902
Posted By metalchef87

55 and dry on the way in this morning....the...

55 and dry on the way in this morning....the temperature dropped by 11 degrees and it rained on my way home.

I didn't wear gloves or ear coverings...so my hands were cold both times, but on the...
10-14-09, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,284,562
Posted By metalchef87

It won't budge! Sometime, probably Saturday...I...

It won't budge! Sometime, probably Saturday...I am going to remove the BB and shoot some PB blaster through the BB up the ST...hopefully that will take care of it, it is my daily commuter, and I...
10-13-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By metalchef87

Oh...my bad I haven't seen this topic thus...

Oh...my bad I haven't seen this topic thus far...but I haven't really searched either...

can we delete the thread if it is a big deal?
10-13-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By metalchef87

Touch up painting your oldie but goldie

Just curious, how many of us care enough to touch up the paint on our beauties...and what method do you prefer? I plan on going to get some nail polish tomorrow...or soon enough...to patch up the...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 255,902
Posted By metalchef87

Misty

Misty
10-13-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

^Will do!

^Will do!
10-13-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

I ordered a set of sks chromoplastic...

I ordered a set of sks chromoplastic fenders...sold my old ones for 20...got these for 27...so 7 bucks all in all! Should be here by next Wed. Thanks so much for all the advice guys.
10-13-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By metalchef87

Well I ordered my fenders!!! 27 bucks...sold my...

Well I ordered my fenders!!! 27 bucks...sold my old ones for 20...all in all 7 bucks aint bad ;)

I didn't know about Niagracycle...*shrug* thanks though
10-13-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,284,562
Posted By metalchef87

No I need an unstuck seatpost!

No I need an unstuck seatpost!
10-13-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

:thumb: Nice!!!!

:thumb: Nice!!!!
10-13-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By metalchef87

Anyone Used BikeSomeWhere.com?

Just wondering if anyone has ordered from the company BikeSomeWhere.com? They have a set of sks fenders for 20 dollars less than anyone else...I just want to make sure it isn't a scam site and that...
10-13-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/metalchef8...

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/metalchef87/bike1001.jpg

89 Nishiki Custom Sport--My Father-in-Law gave it to me for free. Will hopefully have some updated pictures in the other picture...
10-13-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,284,562
Posted By metalchef87

In need of tan bar tape, same color as my...

In need of tan bar tape, same color as my saddle-see attached pic

Also if anyone has a spare set of 35mm fenders...I'm in the market

I have a small assortment of things...
...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,081
Posted By metalchef87

Headlight-P7 Taillight-Cateye TD 1100 The...

Headlight-P7
Taillight-Cateye TD 1100

The P7 is bright enough to light up the darkest of streets :P I like the TD 1100 because it is super bright (for the price) and I have had the same...
10-13-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

Thanks for all the advice...now if I can find...

Thanks for all the advice...now if I can find 39.00 dollars laying around...
10-13-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

DOH! I am stupid or something! I do have...

DOH! I am stupid or something! I do have eyelets...I don't have braze-ons...my bad.

Anyway now my main concern is clearance...I really do believe that the example on the Eddy Merckx above will...
10-13-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

^^^That is very interesting! I may have to go...

^^^That is very interesting! I may have to go with that...though I did measure and I believe that the 35mm set may work...I may just barely have enough clearance...I guess I can go to a shop and see...
10-13-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

You can make anything stay with enough zip ties :P

You can make anything stay with enough zip ties :P
10-13-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

What about these? ...

What about these? http://velo-orange.com/vo52posmfe.html I could probably rig em with zip ties to stay...I am more concerned about the clearance issue...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By metalchef87

I have dia compe brakes...not sure if they would...

I have dia compe brakes...not sure if they would reach the 700c wheels...

As far as the steel problem...my rear wheel is Aluminum...my front is still steel, but I will replace eventually if I have...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By metalchef87

Fender Questions

Hi All,

I have recently acquired an 89 Nishiki Custom Sport road bike that I have converted to a single speed and I am using as my daily commuter. I realized a few days back that it does not have...
10-13-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 810,353
Posted By metalchef87

T-Mar, I mentioned earlier that I had gotten...

T-Mar,

I mentioned earlier that I had gotten a Nishiki Custom Sport and gave the serial number, but I gave you the wrong letter to indicate the year. On a third or fourth look I noticed that the...
10-13-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,983
Posted By metalchef87

Your Personal Advice on Fenders...

So I am using my 89 Nishiki as my daily commuter and I want (kinda feel like I need) to get fenders for it before the bad weather comes, but I am running into a couple of dilemmas. First of all the...
10-12-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 202,268
Posted By metalchef87

Need 35mm full length fenders... Have tubes,...

Need 35mm full length fenders...

Have tubes, 45mm planet bike fenders (silver), shimano 600 rear and front derailleur, other random stuff...pm me
10-12-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By metalchef87

I have tried the Sheldon Brown tips thank you. ...

I have tried the Sheldon Brown tips thank you. And I have searched and searched and searched the forum, but that does not mean you will find the answer that you need. Before you make assumptions...
10-12-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By metalchef87

I just applied the first good soaking of PB...

I just applied the first good soaking of PB blaster...the hot water idea didn't work, unfortunately. I did bend the ST Clamp out just a little bit, which gave me some area to squirt the blaster...
10-12-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By metalchef87

I have a steel post! This is good right? I...

I have a steel post! This is good right? I first am going to try a tip someone gave to boil water, pour over the ST and allow to cool...supposedly this will expand both, but when the SP contracts...
10-12-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By metalchef87

How do I know if I have an aluminum or steel...

How do I know if I have an aluminum or steel post? I am going to run to the store and get some pb blaster I suppose and maybe some ammonia...this really stinks!

I am doing my best to not ruin the...
10-12-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By metalchef87

Stuck Seatpost. I need HELP!

I just got an 89 Nishiki Custom Sport and it fits me perfectly, except for the fact that I can not move the seatpost. It is rusted shut and no matter what I do it will not budge. Before you give me...
10-12-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By metalchef87

I have done some searching, but still can not...

I have done some searching, but still can not find my answer. I do not have the money at the moment to buy a whole new wheel, but was going to try to do a SS on the cheap. Is there not any way to...
10-11-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By metalchef87

Conversion Question

I have an 89 Nishiki Custom Sport that I am converting to SS. It has 27 1 1/4 wheels...the rear wheel has a casette. I was planning on using a chain whip and busting the cogs apart, then using the...
10-11-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By metalchef87

The "IN NEED OF" Thread

I don't know if there is already an I.N.O. thread or not, but I haven't seen one if there is. I think it is appropriate, and hopefully will be useful for many of us.

I will start it off:

I am...
10-10-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 810,353
Posted By metalchef87

I have a Custom Sport...I'll post pics...

I have a Custom Sport...I'll post pics tommorow...that I just bought from my father-in-law...it has a sticker indicating it is made of high-tensile steel, it has shimano 600 derailluers, dia-compe...
10-10-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,594
Posted By metalchef87

Wonderful posts! Thanks for the input...next...

Wonderful posts! Thanks for the input...next question

Does anyone have an extra set of bar ends they would pass on to me?
10-10-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

I like it Darren! :thumb:

I like it Darren! :thumb:
10-09-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,594
Posted By metalchef87

Bar End Shifters vs Stem

What do you think? I have used both and think I prefer bar-ends...
10-08-09, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

Howdy :thumb:

Howdy :thumb:
10-07-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

Cool. Well I am just looking forward to riding...

Cool. Well I am just looking forward to riding again! I love vintage rides, especially ones that have character...
10-07-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

That is interesting, I have heard that it was the...

That is interesting, I have heard that it was the "top-end" entry level bike for nishiki...for 30 bucks I can't really complain.

I will probably replace the wheels, tires, chain, and...
10-07-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

Can anyone tell me something about this catch? ...

Can anyone tell me something about this catch? All I know is that it is a Nishiki Custom Sport...I think from the 80's. My father in law has it and is going to sell it to me for 30 dollars!
08-03-09, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 176,547
Posted By metalchef87

I know it is a long shot, but I am finally...

I know it is a long shot, but I am finally finishing up the paint job and putting my 1990 Specialized Hard Rock back together. Is there anyone who happens to have a 1 inch threadless headset? I...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 256,613
Posted By metalchef87

Anyone have any advice for getting re-motivated...

Anyone have any advice for getting re-motivated to ride? I haven't ridden in somewhere around a month and it has been very hard to even get to the point of wanting to ride...it sucks because...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,004,230
Posted By metalchef87

I owe my success to three things really: Eating...

I owe my success to three things really:
Eating right
Exercising
Hard Work/Determination
Forum: Commuting
03-01-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,004,230
Posted By metalchef87

I haven't ridden at all in the last 3 weeks...and...

I haven't ridden at all in the last 3 weeks...and I am ashamed. I made it all winter, then we had a stupid ice storm that rendered me unable to ride for a week, which put me out of the habit. Then...
03-01-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,147,541
Posted By metalchef87

Not really a catch, but I went to the UK vs LSU...

Not really a catch, but I went to the UK vs LSU basketball game yesterday and on the way to Rupp Arena I saw an Eddy Mercx (spelling?) sitting just inside a set of double doors to a big office...
01-31-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By metalchef87

60 beats per minute sitting on the couch and...

60 beats per minute sitting on the couch and relaxing. I guess that is good?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,139
Posted By metalchef87

Since the above post will be deleted...I do pay...

Since the above post will be deleted...I do pay income taxes, and I am not on welfare. I make below a certain amount so I get something called EIC...or earned income credit 3000 dollars, plus 1500...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,139
Posted By metalchef87

F!@# You. I did pay in you jerk. I work just...

F!@# You. I did pay in you jerk. I work just like every one else, as a matter of a fact I work 80 hours a week, so kiss my @$$. Just because I only get paid 8 dollars an hour doesn't mean I am on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,139
Posted By metalchef87

I already filed...so no need to check my math

I already filed...so no need to check my math
Forum: Commuting
01-30-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,004,230
Posted By metalchef87

Today was my first commute in in nearly a week. ...

Today was my first commute in in nearly a week. We had an ice storm on Tuesday and it knocked the power out for over 175,000 KY residents...my whole town was out of power for three days. My wife...
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