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09-27-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By madpogue

And you're a font of knowledge, nlerner.

And you're a font of knowledge, nlerner.
09-26-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,507,960
Posted By madpogue

+1, you'd think the bike would need...

+1, you'd think the bike would need anti-rejection drugs.
09-26-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 873
Posted By madpogue

Yuh.

Yuh.
09-25-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,154
Posted By madpogue

One of my first purchases after getting my first...

One of my first purchases after getting my first programming job after community college was one of those 100-ish-piece Craftsman tool sets, about the same "vintage" as these. I still have most of...
09-25-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,213,950
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ There's no "he". It's an organization...

^^^^^^^ There's no "he". It's an organization with a board of directors and both volunteer and paid staff. They recently expanded their operation, having been chosen to operate the new bike station...
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By madpogue

Get close-ups of the frame and fork decals.

Get close-ups of the frame and fork decals.
09-25-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,154
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Who knew chilling improves flavor of brake...

^^^^^ Who knew chilling improves flavor of brake fluid?
09-25-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,213,950
Posted By madpogue

Yes, that was a quirk of the S-Series, not known...

Yes, that was a quirk of the S-Series, not known to most who didn't own them (and some who did). Similar to the pre-1984 Treks, which is why one often sees ads for a "Trek 022", etc. Still, it seems...
09-25-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,507,960
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ That stem :drool: So is that the only...

^^^^^ That stem :drool:

So is that the only combination of a u-brake (seat stay mounted, no less) and drop bars ever offered?

Why is the last pic of a completely different bike?
09-25-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,213,950
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Any visible branding is either a brand or...

^^^^^ Any visible branding is either a brand or model name for the bike, right? Like the ads for a "Peugeot Caroblite 103" that always show up. It's like selling a de-badged truck as a "Ford...
09-25-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,156
Posted By madpogue

They'll stick to your ribs.

They'll stick to your ribs.
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By madpogue

Headbadge number is 0806, so yes, a 1986. Catalog...

Headbadge number is 0806, so yes, a 1986. Catalog page - Schwinn catalogs, 1981 - 1990 (289 of 456) (http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1981_1990/1986Ltwt08.html)
Specs - Schwinn catalogs, 1981 -...
09-24-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,156
Posted By madpogue

Depends on your definition of "trivial". I'd bet...

Depends on your definition of "trivial". I'd bet a nickel and an old bent dropout screw that most people who are not subscribers here on BF would consider the entire subject of dropout screw location...
09-24-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By madpogue

Would look especially cool on Morticia's...

Would look especially cool on Morticia's dashboard.

(But then you'd have to build an eensy teensy tiny model of a horse-drawn hearse and put it on the dashboard of this model. And then ......)
09-24-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,156
Posted By madpogue

Actually, that statement is itself a factoid, in...

Actually, that statement is itself a factoid, in both senses of the word:Definition of factoid1 : an invented fact believed to be true because it appears in print
2 : a briefly stated and usually...
09-24-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,507,960
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ The COVID tax is strong in this one.... ...

^^^^^ The COVID tax is strong in this one....

Sorry, but when you're asking close to a grand for ANY item on CL, you need to present, photograph and describe it in a manner befitting the value of...
09-24-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By madpogue

Seems to have turned out just as you envisioned...

Seems to have turned out just as you envisioned in the opening post. And on a budget, to boot. I can understand your attachment to the frame; evidently a tall frame with a short top tube fits your...
09-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 873
Posted By madpogue

Until this video, I had no idea I was...

Until this video, I had no idea I was mispronouncing Shee-mano.
09-24-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By madpogue

There's something.... "fingernails on a...

There's something.... "fingernails on a chalkboard" about using a band/clamp on an application that was designed for a braze-on component. noobinsf 's photo illustrates what I was trying to describe...
Replies: 69
Views: 28,083
Posted By madpogue

Javi_bikes photo assist: ...

Javi_bikes photo assist:
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09-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By madpogue

I want the version where you have to...

I want the version where you have to electro-forge the frame together yourself.
09-24-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By madpogue

Wouldn't the stops in the last pic in the opening...

Wouldn't the stops in the last pic in the opening post mount to the existing mounting base?
09-24-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 892,832
Posted By madpogue

Note the No Trespassing sign, and contemplate...

Note the No Trespassing sign, and contemplate whether you should get the hell out of there before you get shot.

That never-ending ocean has a pretty close opposite shore.


Seems odd to have...
09-23-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ That's 406.1g with the weight of the ink.

^^^^ That's 406.1g with the weight of the ink.
09-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,512
Posted By madpogue

Around here, there is no longer any difference...

Around here, there is no longer any difference between the two; the paths/trails (and parks) have become homeless camps.
09-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,213,950
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ That's the ticket, laddie!

^^^^^^ That's the ticket, laddie!
09-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,156
Posted By madpogue

I blame this whole thread on the murder hornets.

I blame this whole thread on the murder hornets.
09-23-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By madpogue

It's clearly stamped "R", so I doubt it's on the...

It's clearly stamped "R", so I doubt it's on the wrong side.
09-23-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,507,960
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ No toothpaste welds. But it magically...

^^^^^ No toothpaste welds.

But it magically whitens the pedals.
09-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,608
Posted By madpogue

The bottle opener / lock ring tool is cool; I...

The bottle opener / lock ring tool is cool; I picked one up just because I happened to be up at Yellow Jersey a couple years ago. But the lock ring is VERY low torque, less than the lock ring on a...
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By madpogue

Welcome Lorelei. Do you have any photos of the...

Welcome Lorelei. Do you have any photos of the bike? You'll need to make 10 posts here before you can post pictures, but there's a workaround. Go ahead and try to post the pics to this thread. You...
09-22-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,213,950
Posted By madpogue

I'd give him five bucks for that fly Kabuki head...

I'd give him five bucks for that fly Kabuki head badge.
09-22-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,507,960
Posted By madpogue

Whatever's left of the COVID tax is offset by the...

Whatever's left of the COVID tax is offset by the rough condition, icky grab-ons, awful presentation, even worse photos and worthless text.
...
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By madpogue

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
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A photo of the drive side would be...
09-22-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,512
Posted By madpogue

Another history question Tom might be...

Another history question Tom might be able/willing to answer.
09-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By madpogue

Were you playing it along the way? (The piano,...

Were you playing it along the way?
(The piano, that is....)
09-21-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By madpogue

I just get the "rolling donut" (21st-Century...

I just get the "rolling donut" (21st-Century hourglass) trying to view the video.
09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By madpogue

But it's alright, now......

But it's alright, now......
09-21-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By madpogue

Actually, if it's indeed a 1984 One Thousand, the...

Actually, if it's indeed a 1984 One Thousand, the catalog ( https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2084.pdf ) specs a Shimano UG (Uniglide) 5-speed freewheel. It...
09-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 623
Posted By madpogue

I'd want to see photos. Wait -- on second though,...

I'd want to see photos. Wait -- on second though, I wouldn't.

To the OP -- I would take rosefarts up on his (?) offer, before altering a classic frame. Between an option you can undo and an...
09-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,507,960
Posted By madpogue

That'll afford the seller a keyboard with a...

That'll afford the seller a keyboard with a working ENTER key so he can form paragraphs.
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By madpogue

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the...

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the cool factor edge. Darn shame about that condition and the Heinz 57 components. That orange is especially susceptible to fade.
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By madpogue

"Chicago" was just a reference to Schwinn's HQ,...

"Chicago" was just a reference to Schwinn's HQ, not the place of manufacture. Mid-'80s, I think the bike would have been built in Greenville, SC. The 1006 on the headbadge indeed day 100 of 1986.
...
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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An overall photo from the drive side, and photos of the...
09-21-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,213,950
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Maybe the fountain comes with? It's more...

^^^^ Maybe the fountain comes with? It's more prominent in the photo than the bike.
09-21-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By madpogue

Would count double if it were on a Landshark.

Would count double if it were on a Landshark.
09-19-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By madpogue

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By madpogue

I haven't checked other states, but in WI, to get...

I haven't checked other states, but in WI, to get an individual person's address through voter registration, you have to know the name and birth date. You can buy mass voter lists, but they're not...
09-19-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By madpogue

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers'...

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers' market one day, we spotted him in the window well of a "garden" (basement) apartment. He couldn't have scaled the sheer vertical concrete sides. Went...
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