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07-16-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cool bike. Looks like an old friend. My first...

Cool bike. Looks like an old friend. My first real touring bike was an old Univega Sport Touring bike remade with lots of upgrades and changes to make it work. The tighter geometry and tubes just fit...
07-16-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What an absolutely cool bike. The crank oozes...

What an absolutely cool bike. The crank oozes cool alone. The decals too. Nice find!
07-16-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm with you on just about everything you said....

I'm with you on just about everything you said. For me pulling apart wheel bearings for cleaning and relubing on any recent acquisition is a must. If it's been sitting it's probably dried out and if...
07-16-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 991
Posted By Cycle Tourist

My favorites had to go on an Nashiki...

My favorites had to go on an Nashiki International when I sold it. It was part of the Sante group. My feet flipped into them without looking instantly every time. I liked the SPD pedals but just...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,629
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I did 20 miles to work and 20 back every day for...

I did 20 miles to work and 20 back every day for about six years. I do live in San Diego so it was never really cold but sometimes wet. I really loved it and it put me in good shape for touring. I'm...
07-16-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,469
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=deacon mark;21015177]So I naturally get...

[QUOTE=deacon mark;21015177]So I naturally get more interesting viewing cycling with the TDF going on and leads me to a question. I like most of the group here I believe find those crazy descending...
07-15-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 87,828
Posted By Cycle Tourist

This bike is now in pieces and turned out to have...

This bike is now in pieces and turned out to have a lt. blue mist paint with black headset cut out and a black panel on the seat tube. I can't figure out what...
07-15-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 87,828
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What model and year is that bike. Mine looks a...

What model and year is that bike. Mine looks a lot like it but has a screw adjustable rear wheel axle guide and a triple crank I think was added on.
07-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Cycle Tourist

OK. I think this must be a dx 4000 but what's...

OK. I think this must be a dx 4000 but what's with the triple crank? The adjusters on the rear dropouts indicate a high end model and the touring models all had cantilever brakes so this has got to...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Sold the nice old girl to a young fella looking...

Sold the nice old girl to a young fella looking to commute to work from his girlfriend's house. The perfect job for a french bike! He fell in love with Stella at first sight. I made $24.17 not...
07-14-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Thanks guys. You all really helped a lot. The...

Thanks guys. You all really helped a lot. The bike has a triple crank and I tried looking at Panasonic touring bikes but it doesn't seem to be in that high a range. The crank is a rivited Shimano bio...
07-14-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yup Galli Maillard pedals.

Yup Galli Maillard pedals.
07-13-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Help ID this bike.

This was $65 on CL. Painted frame hides most identifiers but there is a S on the top of the seat stay. The badge doesn't look familiar. The FD and RD look newer and the wheels look like Tourney hubs...
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Sorry but I shutter at the thought of making this...

Sorry but I shutter at the thought of making this bike a fixed gear bike. People should get the bike they want to ride and if you enjoy it than that's the important thing but I'm not a fan. Cleaning...
07-08-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,469
Posted By Cycle Tourist

In answer to the op, I don't believe the speed...

In answer to the op, I don't believe the speed increase would be mearly half as much but even less due to the imbalance between the hairy and non-hairy leg!
That being said, treating wounds are...
07-08-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Some after...

Some after...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It was a slip of the tongue. I meant bosses not...

It was a slip of the tongue. I meant bosses not lugs. This bike came with DT bosses for a nice set of levers. Granted the Simplex derailleurs were a joke. The rear ones actually work but I had better...
07-07-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

You guys crack me up. I am absolutely not going...

You guys crack me up. I am absolutely not going to get the Paramount unless I sell off some bikes. Just finished a Shwinn Super Le Tour with beautiful Suntour stuff. The Stella continues to languish...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Thanks. The DT lugs made me wonder. I bought it...

Thanks. The DT lugs made me wonder. I bought it at $25 looking to turn it over. I should have cleaned it and changed the FD and called it a day for max profit. Still, now it's a cool day tripper and...
07-07-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Thanks guys. There's some interesting stuff...

Thanks guys. There's some interesting stuff there. I'm thinking offering $50 and going to $70 unless this a lot nicer bike than my first impression. The pictures are awful so maybe it's just someone...
07-05-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. That's the way I saw it. With 700 wheels I...

Wow. That's the way I saw it. With 700 wheels I thought it worth having a look. The kickstand is worrisome though.
07-05-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,902,467
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Oh yes definitely. I thought I'd built a tough...

Oh yes definitely. I thought I'd built a tough touring bike with a hybrid conversation, (fenders and all), until I saw these awesome bikes!
07-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,034
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Really, really nice. I thought the same thing...

Really, really nice. I thought the same thing about built from scratch. Still gorgeous though.😍
07-05-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Cycle Tourist

No wonder your "tricky"😬

No wonder your "tricky"😬
07-05-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What is this?

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07-05-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51,423
Views: 6,727,957
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cheap Paramount $165

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07-05-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That's the philosophy that got me where I am...

That's the philosophy that got me where I am today. I was actually hoping someone would snap it up besides me!
07-05-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah. I know. I'd love to. I need to sell some of...

Yeah. I know. I'd love to. I need to sell some of the bikes I have before I buy any new ones though.😕
07-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Shwinn Paramount

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Saw a nifty blue Paramount going for $165 today in Carlsbad....
07-05-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,821
Posted By Cycle Tourist

After a few upgrades, or how to turn a $25 bike into $150 investment.😆

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07-04-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,646
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Ha. Funny stuff. I have never lubed a new...

Ha. Funny stuff.

I have never lubed a new chain. It feels lubed and I never gave it much thought. It's only the old ones that are either covered in crud or rusty ones that haven't see lube in many...
07-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,646
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm not sure. I don't normally change or replace...

I'm not sure. I don't normally change or replace chains. They seem to break in with the freewheel and unless you change the freewheel they work fine. I change touring bikes too often to have reliable...
07-03-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cycle Tourist

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-03-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Trekking bars on hybrid bike.

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07-01-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,605
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I agree. There's always something. I've seen too...

I agree. There's always something. I've seen too much damage caused by them. I had one on a touring bike that needed a brace brased across the two bottom tubes anyway but I avoid...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Thanks. Here it...

Thanks. Here it...
06-29-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That's nice. I love those wide flange hubs and...

That's nice. I love those wide flange hubs and chrome pieces on the forks. I hope mine looks as nice.
06-29-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Good eye. I originally thought it was a spoke...

Good eye. I originally thought it was a spoke holder.🙄 I finally figured out what it was. The parts are polishing up real nice. I'm waiting for the paint to cure before applying the decals and...
06-29-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've checked the catalogues and they all list...

I've checked the catalogues and they all list Shimano components. Some early ones used some campy stuff. There was a mention of the occasional use if Suntour so I guess this is one of those. The...
06-29-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Schwinn Super Le Tour

Bought this for $75. I can't understand the Suntour components everywhere. Superb brake levers, Rigida rims and a 5 speed Italian freewheel. The serial number starts with A2 so 1982 but that should...
06-28-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Not sure. I think they have the same spacing and...

Not sure. I think they have the same spacing and you'll just have a click you won't use. There was a thread recently about that but I'm not positive.
06-28-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,555
Posted By Cycle Tourist

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-28-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I use eBay a lot. Search "Microshift" or...

I use eBay a lot. Search "Microshift" or micronew.
06-28-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cycle Tourist

There are some Chinese made brake lever shifters...

There are some Chinese made brake lever shifters at around $47. The barends cost about the same. You can find a cheaper set every once in awhile. I've got a set of Suntour bar ends. What freewheel or...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The re-completed Stella.

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06-26-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,530
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Well... Interesting.. Man, I've been placing 7...

Well... Interesting.. Man, I've been placing 7 speed freewheels side by side and seeing no difference for quite awhile. It does explain changing chains and "fixing" the occasional imperfect shifting....
06-25-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,530
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Your right about the 6 speed. There were no other...

Your right about the 6 speed. There were no other choices when I raced but let's get to the bottom of the 7 speed statement you made. I've seen tons of Shimano and Suntour 7 spd freewheels and they...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I probably did it subconsciously. The triple,...

I probably did it subconsciously. The triple, black, rivited crank looked ugly on a rather sweet French frame. I am rebuilding with a nicer crank, probably a double and already swapped the 5 spd....
06-24-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,530
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Lots of smack about Suntour accushift. I was a...

Lots of smack about Suntour accushift. I was a poor independent racer and bought some accushift DT levers for my Shimano twist-tooth freewheel. I installed and tuned them without changing the chain...
06-24-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,474
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Your absolutely right. The Trek was a nice ride...

Your absolutely right. The Trek was a nice ride unloaded. With 50 lbs of evenly distributed load, a scary handful to keep going straight in a side wind. My Klein feels just fine anytime but there's...
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