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05-10-24, 06:22 PM
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Posted By downtube42

Remove the tube and inflate it fairly large. Put...

Remove the tube and inflate it fairly large. Put it in the trunk of your car for a few days. If it's still inflated, you have gremlins. Otherwise, is a slow leak and must be found with extreme...
08-17-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,101
Posted By Iride01

New freewheels only cost about $18. Some less,...

New freewheels only cost about $18. Some less, some more. Depends on how good you are at searching the internet. No tool needed to mount them.
08-17-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,101
Posted By maddog34

I have an FR-4 in front of me right now.. it WILL...

I have an FR-4 in front of me right now.. it WILL NOT WORK on your Rusty French freewheel... note the SQUARE Spline profile of the FR-4.. and then note the PYRAMID profiles of the spline notches in...
08-17-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,101
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, the Park FR-4 will work for the OP's Schwinn...

Yes, the Park FR-4 will work for the OP's Schwinn Approved freewheel.


N.B. some Schwinn Approved freewheels of that era were made by Normandy, and use a wider diameter tool, e.g. the Bicycle...
08-17-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,629
Posted By Broctoon

You probably would be embarrassed to be seen on...

You probably would be embarrassed to be seen on some of my bikes. I have a range, from pretty nice/clean/tidy ones to a few that include some... what shall I call it... backyard engineering, a.k.a....
08-16-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By squirtdad

and the correct response is: What size? :D

and the correct response is: What size? :D
08-16-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,557
Posted By FBinNY

I don't claim that there aren't cheaply made...

I don't claim that there aren't cheaply made parts intended for a price oriented market. But even there, there are working tolerances based on functionality, so what's needed may not match what's...
08-16-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 808,594
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Nice photography, Unca_Sam. Raleigh meets...

^ Nice photography, Unca_Sam. Raleigh meets Rothko meets Magritte.
08-16-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By John E

American, Austrian, British, French, and Italian,...

American, Austrian, British, French, and Italian, and I did ride a Japanese bike for 20 years. :)
08-16-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By John E

How many have littermates, like my two Siegers,...

How many have littermates, like my two Siegers, which are only 27 serial numbers apart? :)
Going mostly original parts and patina on one, resto-mod on the other.
08-16-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By Korina

Cromor only pawn in game of life.

Cromor only pawn in game of life.
08-16-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,557
Posted By Midawi

I believe it is 8 splines. (Definitely wasn't...

I believe it is 8 splines. (Definitely wasn't 48.)
Yes, open bearings. So yes, it must be 15/16ths.

Thanks!
08-16-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By gearbasher

I guess I have a flush. 5 Italian bikes. TreTubi,...

I guess I have a flush. 5 Italian bikes. TreTubi, SLX, TSX, TSX, PRX.
08-16-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I am giddily, dementedly helping keep old (and...

I am giddily, dementedly helping keep old (and newer!) bikes on the road. Obviously I am a terrible humanitarian, though not as terrible as the guy who sends all the leftover-hoarded low-rent (for...
08-16-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bad Lag

Anyone who rides 50+ year old bikes is surely...

Anyone who rides 50+ year old bikes is surely demented. The thing is, the people here, with their advice and recommendations and parts supplies, truly have enabled me to continue to ride my bike and...
08-16-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By bikingshearer

You say that like it's a bad thing . . . ....

You say that like it's a bad thing . . . . :innocent:
08-16-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By SurferRosa

https://youtu.be/t6gcxNFc1I0

https://youtu.be/t6gcxNFc1I0
08-16-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By AdventureManCO

Let's talk about Huffys and I'm sure you'll be...

Let's talk about Huffys and I'm sure you'll be cured in no time.
08-16-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By squirtdad

you need a full hand British 531 build, ...

you need a full hand

British 531 build,
Italian sl/slx build,
Japanese build....tange no 1 or miyata triple butted,
a custom bike,
and one wild card (french, swiss, mtn bike, 3 speed ...
08-16-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,062
Posted By RustyJames

:twitchy: Kind of relevant to this thread -...

:twitchy:

Kind of relevant to this thread - a friend had a 289 Cobra he bought in the early 80s and he loved driving that car. The values started escalating and about 10 years ago he sold it since...
08-16-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,062
Posted By mpetry912

it's actually too bad that we get trapped like...

it's actually too bad that we get trapped like this. I can understand if the bike (car, airplane, whatever) was truly a museum piece, like Portlandjim's unridden black Singer, or a Confente built...
08-15-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By bboy314

https://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=22490090

https://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=22490090
08-15-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 808,594
Posted By smontanaro

I can use some 144BCD chainrings (52/42 or...

I can use some 144BCD chainrings (52/42 or 52/41). They will go on a Galli crank (a badge engineered Stronglight 106), so Galli branded would be preferred, but any high quality rings would be fine. I...
08-15-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.bikeforums.net/market-place/

https://www.bikeforums.net/market-place/
08-15-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Crankycrank

Definitely a good idea and there is already a...

Definitely a good idea and there is already a sticky in the "For Sale" Section although admittedly it's kind of buried in the BF site. You have to click the "Marketplace" tab in the very top row of...
08-15-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By Bianchi84

I've been using Finish Line Lithium grease for...

I've been using Finish Line Lithium grease for years with no problem. When I needed something for my Regina CX-S Freewheel, I took BF advice and used chainsaw bar oil... worked like a champ!
[Way...
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Fairlane63

I remember Jacks in Mountain View, Jocelyn's in...

I remember Jacks in Mountain View, Jocelyn's in Palo Alto and Walt's Cycle in Sunnyvale which is still in business.

Wife got her Varsity at Walts back in the day growing up in Sunnyvale. ...
08-15-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By squirtdad

In my experience as a cheapskate try to be...

In my experience as a cheapskate try to be frugal person that has rarely been the case. I have learned over the years that buying quality up front saves a ton of money long term in everything...
08-15-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By abdon

You can't really love money all that much if your...

You can't really love money all that much if your are willing to throw it so readily after overpriced campagnolo grease...

big fan of Lucas red for car and bike. Although a bit ago I found this...
08-15-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By RustyJames

Too difficult to find so Im using pork lard....

Too difficult to find so Im using pork lard. Crisco works too.
08-15-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By smd4

Then why are you even asking? As noted above, you...

Then why are you even asking? As noted above, you can do the work while the wheel is in your bike. You can also mow your lawn with a scissors.

The simple fact is the right tool will make any job...
08-15-23, 01:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By Eyes Roll

Red 'N' Tacky grease from Lucas Oil from Home...

Red 'N' Tacky grease from Lucas Oil from Home Depot. This is my go-to grease for bikes, cars, and everything. Best grease to repack ball bearings. Economical and effective.
...
08-14-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1340x2000/2rm7fqkpb7cs1iq7ibqub9lfdzj_6648d741d21625456ec5a64d4d29c1b74490251e.jpg
08-14-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By SurferRosa

This is the biggest reason I don't use Park...

This is the biggest reason I don't use Park grease. I love horses.

The grease I buy only comes from beaver.
08-14-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By thinktubes

It all comes out of the same horse

It all comes out of the same horse
08-14-23, 08:00 PM
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Views: 1,956
Posted By 3alarmer

...subscribing to thread. :popcorn

...subscribing to thread. :popcorn
08-14-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By mpetry912

Not sure about hammers but particularly on...

Not sure about hammers but particularly on vintage rims there is a role for a wood block (actually 3) to gently bend the rims into shape.

Superchamps have a notoriously sloppy rim joint that...
08-14-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By smd4

I love threads that start out with, I want to...

I love threads that start out with, I want to buy a really good and basically end with, but I dont want to spend the money to buy a really good
08-14-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend replacing your helmets every...

I would recommend replacing your helmets every 3-5 years or if they have been in a crash or dropped significantly. Generally when your liners wear out that is a good sign the helmet has done it's job...
08-14-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,834
Posted By ascherer

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

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Yesterday I convinced Mrs. ascherer to take her first ride of the season...
08-14-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,066
Posted By Andy_K

In my (not-at-all-expert) opinion, this was...

In my (not-at-all-expert) opinion, this was Specialized's most important innovation. In the 80's Specialized employed some of the best frame builders in the U.S. They were certainly more than capable...
08-14-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By squirtdad

here is one way above op's price point but is is...

here is one way above op's price point but is is pretty abbey tools https://www.abbeybiketools.com/collections/new-additions/products/truing-stand
08-14-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By dedhed

Factually almost "any" Shimano road 6-10 speed...

Factually almost "any" Shimano road 6-10 speed road or Mt. 6-9s rear derailleur with enough chain wrap capacity and cog size ability will index with the shifters. There are some anomalies in there...
08-14-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,066
Posted By Dean51

For what it's worth, here is a photo of Tim...

For what it's worth, here is a photo of Tim Neenan with Yoshi and Yoshi's daughter.

Dean

https://live.staticflickr.com/4591/38229404625_8f429cdc30_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21fcG6X)Japan 001...
08-14-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By SJX426

I looked for years for a Park 2.x and finally...

I looked for years for a Park 2.x and finally found one here. I was using a Spin Doctor stand that I didn't care for because of the instability, too many plastic parts. I upgraded the 2.0 with newer...
08-14-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,834
Posted By RB1-luvr

Yesterday I rode the Centurion Accordo 26 miles. ...

Yesterday I rode the Centurion Accordo 26 miles. This is a half-way stop to top off water bottle and eat a snack in Southington CT on the Farmington Canal Path.
...
08-14-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Robvolz

Crazy bike centric weekend in Portland!!

Yowzers. What a time to be a cyclist in one of the most bike-centric towns in the world.

It started with lunch with friends Bill and Jan, founders of Santana tandems. These too are proof that a...
08-14-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The more one works with wheels (truing and...

The more one works with wheels (truing and building) the less one needs a fancy stand. But want is a different thing then need:)

The number one feature of stands that I see is the solid and...
08-14-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,066
Posted By rustystrings61

Veeery nice! I have had my eyes open for a...

Veeery nice! I have had my eyes open for a Sequoia in my 58-60 cm size for a while now, but no such luch so far. I purchased a well-loved Tim Neenan Lighthouse a couple of years back as a bare...
08-14-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,066
Posted By AngryScientist

I've been on the hunt for a touring bike for a...

I've been on the hunt for a touring bike for a while. I'm short, so many touring bikes are simply too big for me to comfortably ride. Always said if I found a vintage Sequoia in good condition I'd...
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