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10-05-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By Whit51

I think the super harsh reputation may have come...

I think the super harsh reputation may have come from the super skinny tires some of the crit/race were set up with.
10-05-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,187
Posted By Whit51

Last new bike I bought was a Viscount in Austin...

Last new bike I bought was a Viscount in Austin in 1976. I think it was called the High Wheeler. Bought a used Specialized Crossroads from 5Points Cycle Center Columbia SC in 2007 when I got back...
09-25-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By Whit51

For the tightest, most problematic fits I,ve ever...

For the tightest, most problematic fits I,ve ever encountered, soapy water on the rim plus Coolstop Bead Jack worked.
09-20-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Whit51

Can you try using the short cage RD? How big of a...

Can you try using the short cage RD? How big of a big cog are you using on your cassette? I went to 28t on my Chorus RD with no issues.
09-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Whit51

OP, that frame looks a little sketchy.

OP, that frame looks a little sketchy.
09-09-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Whit51

Sounds like you've got the skills and motivation...

Sounds like you've got the skills and motivation to do your own repairs and maintenance. I think that is very important for anyone who gets involved with vintage bikes.
09-06-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Whit51

Not sure you overpaid, at least not by much.

Not sure you overpaid, at least not by much.
09-06-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Whit51

Great price, and with original locknuts!

Great price, and with original locknuts!
09-05-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By Whit51

TheT-700 is a good platform to build a do it all...

TheT-700 is a good platform to build a do it all bike. Lots of ways you could go.
09-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By Whit51

Shimano 600 Tricolor Stuff - rider quality

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These Shimano 6400 components work but they have...
08-31-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52,393
Views: 7,069,629
Posted By Whit51

Proteus frame in Northern Virginia. I would be...

Proteus frame in Northern Virginia. I would be all over this if it was smaller.
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bop/d/annandale-proteus-century-f-60cm-full/6968539964.html
08-05-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,303
Posted By Whit51

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Whit51

The lever body tends to rotate when you are...

The lever body tends to rotate when you are snugging it down tight. I insert a long hex wrench in the hole in the lever body where the shift lever attaches to hold the lever body straight while...
07-29-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,469
Posted By Whit51

Beautiful build! If you haven’t converted to...

Beautiful build! If you haven’t converted to single speed yet I suggest leaving it geared for a while, you may decide you like it.
07-27-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Whit51

IMHO Jamis is an under rated brand. Their bikes...

IMHO Jamis is an under rated brand. Their bikes are well thought out and well made.
07-26-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,738
Posted By Whit51

I realized mistakes had been made when the left...

I realized mistakes had been made when the left hollowtech crank arm detached itself from the bike and remained, with the pedal , clipped to my shoe. The lady who witnessed it said she was impressed...
07-19-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Whit51

What an accomplishment! And a beautiful bike..

What an accomplishment! And a beautiful bike..
07-17-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,467
Posted By Whit51

Randy, sorry this happened - I recall several...

Randy, sorry this happened - I recall several posts in the past about your love of your Cyclops bikes.
06-21-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Whit51

See if there is an Area Agency on Aging or an...

See if there is an Area Agency on Aging or an Adult Disabilities Resource Center in your area. They can help guide you to resources. Good Luck.
06-16-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Whit51

Schwinn World Voyageur

1972 Schwinn World Voyageur 23Ē/58 cm frame and fork. $190 shipped. Cool Orange. Entire frame is chromed under the paint. This was a one-year only bike made by Panasonic. They were often compared...
06-10-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Whit51

That looks great. I’ve done a few triple to...

That looks great. I’ve done a few triple to double conversions using 130/94 bcd cranks. This works fine but it requires leaving the outer ring off and it looks a little odd.
06-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Whit51

Magical stuff!

Magical stuff!
06-03-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,854
Posted By Whit51

Yes, us 853 fans are SOL

Yes, us 853 fans are SOL
06-03-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Whit51

Is that a Reynolds 853 frame? If not, what? Good...

Is that a Reynolds 853 frame? If not, what? Good score
06-02-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Whit51

OK, it appears to be a World Voyageur. Weighs...

OK, it appears to be a World Voyageur. Weighs 27.75 pounds with Brooks, pedals and water bottle; has same lugs, braze-ons and geometry as my Kool Orange WV, bare frame weighs the same, and has all...
06-02-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Whit51

Yes, I had thought about the possibility it was...

Yes, I had thought about the possibility it was not a Schwinn, despite the owner thinking it was. Did not ask if she had seen it with head-badge attached. The lack of any decals suggests it may have...
06-02-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Whit51

Chrome Schwinn ID help

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05-21-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By Whit51

Quite a deal and great color combo.

Quite a deal and great color combo.
05-12-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Whit51

The 2002 Lemond Technical Manual says the...

The 2002 Lemond Technical Manual says the Tourmalet with triple crankset weighs 22 pounds. Youíll save some weight over the stock Matrix rims when you swap wheels, so you should be under 22 pounds....
04-30-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,648
Posted By Whit51

I got prompt service on an order in March.

I got prompt service on an order in March.
04-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,285
Posted By Whit51

Looks great. Another vote for not worrying about...

Looks great. Another vote for not worrying about the seam. Very good work applying decals, too.
04-03-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By Whit51

“When I got my WV it had a long scrape under the...

“When I got my WV it had a long scrape under the driveside downtube decal, and some little spots here and there. I tried the Kool Orange from Koolest Kolors that are supposed to be an exact match but...
03-12-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,696
Posted By Whit51

1993 or 4 Paramount, the first bikes the newly...

1993 or 4 Paramount, the first bikes the newly formed Waterford Cycles built for Schwinn, Reynolds 753, Dura Ace 7400 crank, other components Dura Ace 7700, Regal Gerardi saddle. If I want a fast and...
03-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,246
Posted By Whit51

I’ve been watching this and am a believer in...

I’ve been watching this and am a believer in upgrading old bikes with better components and wheels.. Am I the only one who thinks he should have kept the original cheesy paint scheme, though?
03-08-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Whit51

The guides sold on on vintagecannondale.com are...

The guides sold on on vintagecannondale.com are sold out. They are more expensive but easier to install in my opinion. But for now Shapeways may be the only adoption unless you can find some NOS...
03-06-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Whit51

Thanks for sharing! These Tokyo dudes definitely...

Thanks for sharing! These Tokyo dudes definitely get it.
03-06-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 370,705
Posted By Whit51

Great build, Wedge. IMHO the Elance series is...

Great build, Wedge. IMHO the Elance series is one of the best deals in vintage bikes, bang for the buck wise.
03-06-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,143
Posted By Whit51

Hereís my Ascot with Columbus MS ( Multi Shape)...

Hereís my Ascot with Columbus MS ( Multi Shape) frame, as purchased used with full 9 Sp Chorus. I donít know if its been repainted. The lavendar is a Basso color. Nesrly every piece of the tubeset is...
02-26-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By Whit51

Great restoration! I have an 02 Poprad and love...

Great restoration! I have an 02 Poprad and love it. Someone could buy your bike for the price on a new entry level cross or gravel grinder and own a much better machine.
02-26-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Whit51

International forks come up on EBay once a month...

International forks come up on EBay once a month or so. Make sure you know how long the steering tube needs to be. Maybe someone can suggest suitable substitutes for the original fork so you can...
02-25-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,452
Posted By Whit51

Iíve had good luck buying used Shimano STIs....

Iíve had good luck buying used Shimano STIs. Ideally, in addition to making sure the shifters work, you want shifters that have reasonably good hoods, the plastic faceplates with the logos, the...
02-24-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,715
Posted By Whit51

ingenious re-use of the bottle clamp. Just shows...

ingenious re-use of the bottle clamp. Just shows you should never throw anything away that might somehow be useful.
02-22-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Whit51

Both good tires IMO. There are many reports of...

Both good tires IMO. There are many reports of the Gravel Kings being a bear to mount on certain rims. I have 32 mm Gravel Kings on my Poprad and they are equally at home on gravel, dirt or pavement....
02-18-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Whit51

Thanks for posting, I had never seen these. The...

Thanks for posting, I had never seen these. The catalogs are very helpful in figuring out their hierarchy.
02-09-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,319
Posted By Whit51

I tried to mount the 32 mm SKs on Sun CR 18s with...

I tried to mount the 32 mm SKs on Sun CR 18s with tubes. I couldn’t do it - first time in my life to fail to get a tire on a wheel. I finally got them to fit on Mavic Open Sports using soapy water,...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By Whit51

The seller should knock $50 off the price to...

The seller should knock $50 off the price to cover replacing the decal. Aside from being in the wrong location it’s the wrong decal. If you were to replace the wheels, might as well consider 700c....
02-02-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Whit51

I plan to go. Have found it worth the trip in the...

I plan to go. Have found it worth the trip in the past.
02-01-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,974
Posted By Whit51

OP, how infuriating, I share your pain. Who could...

OP, how infuriating, I share your pain. Who could object to shifters that work well, cost very little, weigh nearly nothing and are virtually indestructible?
01-31-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Whit51

Steel is Real and makes for a really good getaway vehicle

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What gearing would you use?...
01-27-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By Whit51

Blue cheddar, you are lucky you have access to a...

Blue cheddar, you are lucky you have access to a dump that allows bike scavenging/rescuing. Not allowed where I live. Welcome to the C&V lifestyle.
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