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07-11-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 917
Posted By Prowler

My experience base totals one, an 87 Voyageur...

My experience base totals one, an 87 Voyageur with Shimando index shifting. Wait, wait, there's more. Only the rear is indexed and that is only the DT shifter. The RD is just a derailleur. And...
07-10-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Prowler

Yes, whatever it is, wrap it in a towel and you...

Yes, whatever it is, wrap it in a towel and you should be fine. It's only a couple of hours. Take food that settles well in your gut and will not "come back on you" on the ride home. For me, PB&J...
07-09-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,982
Posted By Prowler

We miss you way back here in the colonies, Robbie.

We miss you way back here in the colonies, Robbie.
07-08-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By Prowler

That formed bracket, clipped to the saddle rails,...

That formed bracket, clipped to the saddle rails, is a nice period piece that helped hold a spare tubular tire under the saddle. I have one too. The trouble was that the missing pieces we're a pair...
07-07-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,982
Posted By Prowler

I'll add a couple to the good doctor's list:...

I'll add a couple to the good doctor's list: being bull headed and too stupid to realize that you can't do it. Also planning an "out and back" helps as, at the 50 mile point, you have no choice but...
07-06-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Prowler

Father's Day gifts, delivered on the 'new normal'...

Father's Day gifts, delivered on the 'new normal' schedule. Too bad they are cotton - cannot wear them when cycling. To the store, garden parties and debutante balls only.

My wife found them on...
07-04-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Prowler

A very nice ride down the Schuylkill River Trail,...

A very nice ride down the Schuylkill River Trail, dawn patrol. Lovely cool air yesterday at 6:30am. No wind, overcast and charming. A few more trail users than I expected and I was clued in later -...
06-30-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Prowler

Since my machines Are all riders, no garage...

Since my machines Are all riders, no garage queens, I go for comfort. "Cork" tape but not too thick. I've used Cinelli tape and SRAM. My latest build (84 Fuji) has Origin 8 tape. My preference is...
06-30-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,796
Posted By Prowler

Yes, you'll probably have to drive a while. ...

Yes, you'll probably have to drive a while. Fortunately, "south central" means you have access to the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Baltimore markets. Nice. Holding out for one of the top models...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,660
Posted By Prowler

Thank you. Yes, carefree times. Just endless...

Thank you. Yes, carefree times. Just endless forests and hard work. Watching the weather. Camping under the stars. Who knew life could change so much. I read a lot of science fiction but did not...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,660
Posted By Prowler

FYI, though I know you're talking about the C&O,...

FYI, though I know you're talking about the C&O, I rode the GAP last summer and found that the water story was excellent. The various organizations that maintain the trail have done a great job with...
06-26-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Prowler

I commend your initiative and understand. I've...

I commend your initiative and understand. I've done several bikes and enjoy the challenge and the outcomes. But: you may heard that the world got turned upside down and there's been a "bike boom"...
06-25-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Prowler

My first thought was a British TV show we've been...

My first thought was a British TV show we've been watching - The Repair Shop. It has several very talented people doing repair and restoration of historic objects. Impressive talent. I wonder if...
06-24-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Prowler

+1 on dddd reply. Whenever I encounter...

+1 on dddd reply. Whenever I encounter questionable trigger shifter or brifters operation (at home or at LBS) I disconnect the cable from the FD or RD, as the case may be. Check the operation using...
06-24-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Prowler

I rehabilitated an 84 Fuji TS III last winter. ...

I rehabilitated an 84 Fuji TS III last winter. Many rust spots but all surface stuff from wear n tear. I used an OA bath for most of it and navel jelly on the seat tube and HT. I then applied...
06-23-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By Prowler

I'm not global enough to help much here, but I DO...

I'm not global enough to help much here, but I DO have it from a reliable source that....

Your flag decal won't get you into heaven any more.

N'yuck, n'yuck, n'yuck. We miss you, John.
06-22-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Prowler

+1 on cykelhobby. It was very helpful to me when...

+1 on cykelhobby. It was very helpful to me when I first got my bla 92319 Pepita. Great machine.
06-22-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Prowler

I was recently clearing out a rental unit and...

I was recently clearing out a rental unit and found a lovely 1/4" drive SnapOn ratchet wrench much like your micro driver. Already one of my favorite tools. Congrats.
06-22-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Prowler

A seat binder bolt like Charles Wahl shows...

A seat binder bolt like Charles Wahl shows depends on the strength of the steel key and the slot on the frame. I've seen too many of those fail due to the torque applied on the nut, trying to secure...
06-19-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Prowler

Took my Fuji TSIII out on "dawn patrol". Dawn...

Took my Fuji TSIII out on "dawn patrol". Dawn patrol means I push off at 5:15am so I can get the miles in and done before most of the "normal people" arrive. Nice and cool and less worry about people...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Prowler

I have a Fuji Touring Series III that I restored...

I have a Fuji Touring Series III that I restored over this past winter. It's fit right in as one of my favorites. I really like the ride and the gearing works real well for me. After studying the...
06-19-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Prowler

Well done. I like the whole package. I'm...

Well done. I like the whole package. I'm another Moto fan though mine is a poor ole Mirage. I'm also a Vetta saddle fan. All day, long day, every day comfortable.
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Prowler

Great thread idea. Who else has good DIY pannier...

Great thread idea. Who else has good DIY pannier designs, things that have worked well. I've been pondering DIY front panniers for longer day rides when I may want some rain gear, a few extra...
06-15-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Prowler

"horking" ? I think I'll need a 1951 Webster's...

"horking" ? I think I'll need a 1951 Webster's Collegiate, actual paper and binding, to look that'n up. I'll cogitate on dat.
06-15-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,543
Posted By Prowler

Kurt, my August '76 Pro MK IV is spaced 126mm so...

Kurt, my August '76 Pro MK IV is spaced 126mm so has been wearing a 6 speed FW for ages. No worries. And I'm using the 28t sprocket just fine. IIRC the 76 was spec'd with a 6spd.

BTW: Northroad...
06-13-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,525
Posted By Prowler

OP, where in creation are you located? I'll bet...

OP, where in creation are you located? I'll bet there are forum members near by that would help with the dispersal. Let us know. BTW, I'm also a grouchy 68 yrs old but not slowing down,...
06-13-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Prowler

I'm a fan, but probably only one of three in the...

I'm a fan, but probably only one of three in the world. At our LBS, even during the current flood of service requests, I "never" see any on a bike. I've seen one bike in 4 years with them. But...
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Prowler

I must say that the signage on that section from...

I must say that the signage on that section from Cementon to White Haven is excellent. As with any trail, the D&L has to leave the woods from time to time and I had no trouble staying on course. ...
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Prowler

Go find Delawareandlehigh.org and study all that...

Go find Delawareandlehigh.org and study all that first. Very helpful info and current. No, there are still trail sections not completed and the stretch from Allentown to Northamption is on road...
06-10-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,399
Posted By Prowler

Our Perkiomen Trail tracks through a few small...

Our Perkiomen Trail tracks through a few small towns on its 21 mile journey to the river, a few are tiny hamlets. In one I came across this tiny "monument" started by 'who knows who' and supported by...
06-10-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Prowler

Tough day for me, but great

Since it looks like no road trips this year (like haul the bike up into New England or down to Virginia to ride trails) I'm "spoke riding" this year - day trips from home and back. Yesterday was a...
06-08-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 236,541
Posted By Prowler

I can relate to that shop guy. I worked at our...

I can relate to that shop guy. I worked at our LBS today - typical day. The phone starts ringing 2 hours before we open and does not stop all day, two lines. Keeps ringing for an hour after we...
06-08-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Prowler

Yes, all the others I've seen have the one...

Yes, all the others I've seen have the one screwed connection on the tail. That's the "gumption trap" I was in when I bought this bike back in 2013. Did not even notice the two other screws nor...
06-08-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Prowler

Excellent point, well said. BTDT, especially...

Excellent point, well said. BTDT, especially with building frankenbikes or replacing wheel sets. The DO thickness may vary from frame to frame. And that recess in the QR design is often just...
06-07-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,632
Posted By Prowler

I keep a supply of good stainless steel spokes...

I keep a supply of good stainless steel spokes around as I'm regularly making hooks and tools from them. Lately it's been hooks: three of them to hold the inflators at the LBS, keep them off the...
06-06-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By Prowler

I have a lot of tools as I do a lot of things,...

I have a lot of tools as I do a lot of things, bicycles being just part of it. The bike specific tools are kept in three places. The seldom seen are up in the loft. The frequently seen are in this...
06-06-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Prowler

Suntour NSL FD - loose cage problem

I’ve been having a intermittent problem lately with shifting the FD on my Nishiki. Generally it would do fine but, rarely, the chain would bind on the upshift. I’ve been checking and re-checking the...
05-28-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 626
Posted By Prowler

IIRC the stop pins/screws are a convenience vs a...

IIRC the stop pins/screws are a convenience vs a necessity. Convenient for the original assembler and for the owner while maintaining the bike. During operation it does nothing so, as you know...
05-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 56,949
Views: 8,201,079
Posted By Prowler

Is it just camera angle or too little coffee to...

Is it just camera angle or too little coffee to early but - is that fork right for that frame? Steerer seems too long for that HT. At least it's not too short.
05-23-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Prowler

^^^^^^ Didn't Raleigh make a series of bikes,...

^^^^^^ Didn't Raleigh make a series of bikes, across the line up, with that Team livery for a while. I backed away from a POS Raleigh Record once - stamped DOs, bolt on's, poor brazing, bottom...
05-22-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 283,368
Posted By Prowler

Last summer I used my freshly overhauled 87...

Last summer I used my freshly overhauled 87 Schwinn Voyageur to travel the Great Allegheny Passage. 300 miles of decent gravel and screenings, largely dry but some rain and all rain the last day, 25...
05-22-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Prowler

Yesterday, actually - drove up to Cementon, PA to...

Yesterday, actually - drove up to Cementon, PA to ride the Delaware and Lehigh trail. Excellent. Cool clear morning, almost no breeze and bright sun out from under the thick forest. Follows the Leigh...
05-13-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By Prowler

Just to be sure that your "aperture " is open...

Just to be sure that your "aperture " is open enough, do not over focus on just the BB. VERY odd that the crank arm hits the FD cage. Check that the FD is OK. I've seen some "field modified" FDs -...
05-12-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Prowler

Suntour Alpha 2000 RD - for posterity

I've had good experience with Suntour transmissions so keep my eyes open for RDs, FDs, FWs and shifters. Recently I noticed a Suntour Alpha 2000 (accushift) RD in the scrap pile at the LBS. It was...
05-12-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,850
Posted By Prowler

On my recently completed rehab of an 84 Fuji TS...

On my recently completed rehab of an 84 Fuji TS III, I wanted plain brown tape and only found one, one that did not have busy logos stamped all through it. Selected dark brown Origin 8 'cork' tape...
05-12-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By Prowler

I have a similar outlook. My 87 Voyageur has...

I have a similar outlook. My 87 Voyageur has 50-45-26 which worked quite well on the GAP last summer. 70lbs plus me on a 25 mile upgrade going west and a 125 mile upgrade returning east. Glad to...
05-07-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,902
Posted By Prowler

I'll be the outlier, as usual, but I do what...

I'll be the outlier, as usual, but I do what works for me. My fav is the ill fated Vetta TT Trishock. I say "ill fated" as all of the 9 I now have were rejects, in the dust bin, stinky saddle box,...
05-06-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prowler

We need a lot more information in order to help. ...

We need a lot more information in order to help. Tell us about the stairs, straight, turns with landings, how much room at the ends. Tell us about the bike. Type, suspension, make and model. Go...
05-05-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By Prowler

These were finished as the 'stay at home' was...

These were finished as the 'stay at home' was getting started. I'd been thinking alternatives and designing over the winter but the fab and finish completed in early April. My thoughts for my rehab...
05-03-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Prowler

+1 on the E-ne bell. I like mine and I'm using...

+1 on the E-ne bell. I like mine and I'm using it a LOT these days on those folks who cannot figure out distancing. Sound seems to carry real well and easy to use. There are still a few folks who...
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