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08-04-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 430
Posted By onyerleft

Painting lugs is a great idea.

Painting lugs is a great idea.
08-02-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By repechage

Those crank arms appear like what ital-Vega did...

Those crank arms appear like what ital-Vega did for a short time on the Superlight.

I do not think original. Drilling crank arms?
coffeehouse run bike
08-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By SurferRosa

I always built my own using vintage hubs, Sapim...

I always built my own using vintage hubs, Sapim Race spokes and Sun m13ii rims. I just use the upside-down bicycle frame to true them up.

The biggest issue for me has been brake reach, especially...
08-02-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By T-Mar

Your frame was manufactured in January 1985,...

Your frame was manufactured in January 1985, making it a 1985 model. The only Sturmey-Archer equipped model from this era is the P20 folding bicycle but it came with aluminum rims, so it's sounding...
08-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I either go with the leather ones that are...

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...I either go with the leather ones that are natural tan/brown in color, or with the brightly colored ones (the old Pake Space Straps) I try to match saddle and tape color. Sometimes you just...
07-31-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By P!N20

Your shifts might be a little more forgiving. I...

Your shifts might be a little more forgiving. I assume if your shifters are from '84 they were intended for a 6 speed cassette with 126mm rear dropout spacing. I'm sure when you engage low gear in...
07-31-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By WGB

It should take 28s at minimum but doubt anything...

It should take 28s at minimum but doubt anything over 32 (might have to search for 32s that fit). As for knobby tires, it was designed to be a road bike so not much clearance for mud even with 28s...
07-31-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By onyerleft

A Schwinn Prelude is DEFINITELY worth upgrading. ...

A Schwinn Prelude is DEFINITELY worth upgrading. I'd rather see it restored to original than upgraded, but that's just me.
07-30-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By orcas island

Wow- yours is that lovely lilac color. Very nice!

Wow- yours is that lovely lilac color. Very nice!
07-30-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Beautiful bike!

Beautiful bike!
07-30-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup, that’s a good one! The only thing out of...

Yup, that’s a good one! The only thing out of place are the wheels , as you say. Maybe shorten up the cable housing on the rear brake but even that isn’t too bad.. it will be a nice ride and it is in...
07-30-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By johnnyace

Believe me, I'm considering that option! Those...

Believe me, I'm considering that option! Those prices, geez...
07-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By gugie

My method is to remove the Huret Jubilee, braze a...

My method is to remove the Huret Jubilee, braze a stop on the hanger to change it from 4 o'clock to 7 o'clock, put on a modern derailleur, and sell the Jubilee for big bucks on eBay.

:D
07-27-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By saddlesniffer

Welcome back.

Welcome back.
07-27-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SAVE !!! First thing I would do is see...

GREAT SAVE !!!

First thing I would do is see if the seat post moves and take it out.

Then find some evap-o-rust and spray and soak it it.

Use PB Blaster for the chainrings and BB !!

Good...
07-27-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By rccardr

Suspect those are W Cut teeth to assist in...

Suspect those are W Cut teeth to assist in shifting.
07-27-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,326
Posted By Iride01

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I...

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I just do what I have time for. Thankfully I've been getting in 40+ mile rides every other day for the last three weeks. Though there might be a 14...
07-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By sunburst

Nishiki

You can see the model name decal is worn away. I saved the serial number so I will dig it out, try to determine the year, then find a catalog for that year. I'm guessing they would have only one...
07-26-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By seypat

If you're going with a Suntour, get one with a...

If you're going with a Suntour, get one with a true clamp instead of the endless band. Not a fan of the endless band.
07-26-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By steelbikeguy

SunTour Cyclone..... ...

SunTour Cyclone.....

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Steve in Peoria
07-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By Ex Pres

I use a Suntour Cyclone Mk II with a 52/44/28...

I use a Suntour Cyclone Mk II with a 52/44/28 triple
07-26-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By rustystrings61

Yeah, looking at those teeth makes me suspect...

Yeah, looking at those teeth makes me suspect baby's seen more than her share of bar fights.
07-25-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is Japanese manufactured...

The subject bicycle is Japanese manufactured entry level model. Based on the decal scheme it should be 1983-1984. The Cyclone rear derailleur would appear to be owner upgrade, as the Cyclone...
07-25-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've got a half-step-plus-granny that uses...

I've got a half-step-plus-granny that uses 26-46-49 chainrings.
The step between the 46 and 49 tooth rings provides about a 6.5% change in the gear ratio.
The 7 speed 13-30 cassette provides steps...
07-25-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By xroadcharlie

At the lower end of the range I want much bigger...

At the lower end of the range I want much bigger steps then at the high end. At least 20%. The Shimano Megarange 7 speed used on many entry level bikes has a 42% jump from 24 to 34T. When I got the...
07-25-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By JohnDThompson

Fred Delong popularized the "half-step plus...

Fred Delong popularized the "half-step plus granny" configuration. Select the outer two chainrings and freewheel sprockets to provide even, half-step gearing, and mount the smallest ring your crank...
07-25-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Sierra

For the terrain in my area I like the bottom 2 or...

For the terrain in my area I like the bottom 2 or 3 gears to get easier in a hurry, so I like larger gaps(percentage wise) on the bottom end.
07-24-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By xiaoman1

That' a really nice looking ride.....:thumb: ...

That' a really nice looking ride.....:thumb:
Best, Ben
07-24-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By majmt

New to me Austro Daimler Vent Noir

And here is my late 70s vintage but new to me Vent Noir fresh off eBay. I tested one of these back in 1981 and even though I loved it, I went with another model instead that I thought would make a...
07-23-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Rick

Not paranoia teenage driver was texting. This is...

Not paranoia teenage driver was texting. This is murder not an accident. The driver decided to use the phone instead of paying attention. People discuss me with there electronic habits.
07-23-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Juan Foote

If you ever had in mind to murder someone, and...

If you ever had in mind to murder someone, and they are a cyclist...really all you have to do after that is come up with a good reason why you happened to be going down that road at the time you...
07-23-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Rick

Not to mention you cell phone lobbyist types.

Not to mention you cell phone lobbyist types.
07-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This story is all over the local news. But mostly...

This story is all over the local news. But mostly because the victim was associated with the 49ers. In my original post I used the term accident after thinking about it for a while. I still haven’t...
07-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By LarrySellerz

Technology is making things worse. Everyone is on...

Technology is making things worse. Everyone is on their phones, electric cars are too quiet. Self driving cars won't know how to deal with us.
07-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Steve B.

Part of the problem is the mind set among LEO's...

Part of the problem is the mind set among LEO's to not treat these types of negligent murders as such. They do a brake check and the murderer goes free. It's failure to exercise due caution and...
07-23-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Rick

The area to the right of the normal traffic lane...

The area to the right of the normal traffic lane is the most dangerous part of the road in the USA. The first place the motorist goes to sneak around traffic or avoid the police is going to be the...
07-23-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Iride01

I heard the driver was texting or doing other...

I heard the driver was texting or doing other social media stuff on their phone. But I doubt our legislators will ever do any meaningful legislation. They too use their phones constantly while...
07-23-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By himespau

Yeah, the word "accident" in the article I read...

Yeah, the word "accident" in the article I read pissed me off. After being hit 2 months ago, I've made sure to never use that word.
07-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Milton Keynes

Too busy watching cat videos on their phone.

Too busy watching cat videos on their phone.
07-23-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By onyerleft

All things being equal, restore. By restoring,...

All things being equal, restore. By restoring, you're helping to preserve bicycling's heritage and history. That's one of the reasons that I volunteer at a bike kitchen, because it puts me in touch...
07-22-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By canklecat

One thing we can do is to stop referring to these...

One thing we can do is to stop referring to these as "accidents" and call them what they are: negligence by motor vehicle operators.

And demand that the news media and law enforcement do the same....
07-22-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By DiabloScott

Killed by a motor vehicle driver who swerved into...

Killed by a motor vehicle driver who swerved into the bike lane. Why do cars swerve?
Drunk or stoned
Distracted
Road hazard or avoiding something else
Bad driver
Medical issue
Mechanical issue...
07-22-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,533
Posted By 1simplexnut

no comment :-) ...

no comment :-)
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07-22-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By big john

According to a statement from San Ramon police...

According to a statement from San Ramon police Lt. Tami Williams, officers responded to the area of Dougherty and North Monarch roads around 2:50 p.m. Saturday. The unidentified driver swerved into...
07-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By sunburst

don't be afraid of French restorations

Just sold this last week for $295. Had 2 buyers willing to drive some distance for it, and the one that missed out was very disappointed. I mainly do mixtes because I love them, and the bonus is that...
07-22-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By T-Mar

+1, you required non-folding, wire bead tyres....

+1, you required non-folding, wire bead tyres. The beads in folding tyres are too flexible and require a hooked rim to to aid in seating
07-21-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By gugie

I never could leave well enough alone.

I never could leave well enough alone.
07-21-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By sd5782

On my older keeper purchases, I put on new...

On my older keeper purchases, I put on new chains, usually Sram 850. I know that the Sedis stock chain on many are supposed to be great, but a new chain has always quieted the driveline and improved...
07-21-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By zandoval

Yep... That's OK with me. At 250 pounds or more I...

Yep... That's OK with me. At 250 pounds or more I need a sturdy bicycle. Plus I ride over some torn up roads a few of which have gotten the better of me and my bike. Gradually my UNIVEGA has evolved...
07-21-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Hobbiano

It's a touring bicycle. A different mindset...

It's a touring bicycle. A different mindset helps. Don't think about speed, acceleration. Slow, steady, all day long.
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