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05-20-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By tkamd73

Yes! Tim

Yes!
Tim
05-20-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,608
Posted By tkamd73

Agreed, and looking at some of the old Schwinn...

Agreed, and looking at some of the old Schwinn catalogs will give you those weird clothing urges, so as to look correct on the bike. I get it. My 71 Sports Tourer was just a very used frame when I...
05-20-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,608
Posted By tkamd73

Wow, nice find, love the lemon yellow color,...

Wow, nice find, love the lemon yellow color, smooth ride and all the gears youíll ever need. Bought that same bike new, one size larger, back in 73, wish I still had it.
Tim
05-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By tkamd73

Thats what I would have done, had I not already...

Thats what I would have done, had I not already had a nos 1055 group I wanted to use. Also a 7 speed fan.
Tim
05-19-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By tkamd73

My 91 Paramount has 130 rear spacing, got it as a...

My 91 Paramount has 130 rear spacing, got it as a bare frame, and wanted to use a 7 speed 1055 group that I already had. Used a Shimano 8 speed hub with a spacer, and then 7 speed cassette. Works...
05-18-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By tkamd73

You can also go to Shimano’s manuals and...

You can also go to Shimano’s manuals and technical documents website, si.Shimano.com, and figure out which 8 speed shifters are recommended for the front and rear derailleurs on your bike. I suspect...
05-18-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By tkamd73

Almost every component on the bikes Iíve built up...

Almost every component on the bikes Iíve built up that last 5 years has been discontinued, doesnít mean they donít exist. Itís all out there on the internet, try typing Shimano SL MC40 on an eBay...
05-18-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,538
Posted By tkamd73

I guess I would have at least done a more...

I guess I would have at least done a more complete job of removing the shifter brazeons, then put the clamp over, but as above, the clamp on shifters will work fine.
Looks like possibly not the...
05-17-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,044
Posted By tkamd73

Worth it alone for the Delta brakes, assuming you...

Worth it alone for the Delta brakes, assuming you didn’t pay too much, and it fits.
Tim
05-16-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 465
Posted By tkamd73

I know that if you get a cut or puncture through...

I know that if you get a cut or puncture through the sidewall of a automobile, or motorcycle tire, no dealer or service center will touch it. Using common sense would lead me to think bicycle tires...
05-14-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,047
Posted By tkamd73

Thanks, just realized I should have put 39lbs...

Thanks, just realized I should have put 39lbs 9oz, and 34lbs 7 oz respectively.
Tim
05-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 810
Posted By tkamd73

Well, if you only ride in one gear a lot, why not...

Well, if you only ride in one gear a lot, why not try this. Pretty simple Iím pretty happy with it, 1 gear for flats, 1 gear for hills, Sturmey Archer.
Tim

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05-14-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,047
Posted By tkamd73

I finally broke down and bought the Park DS-1,...

I finally broke down and bought the Park DS-1, after nearly braining myself on my workbench, losing my balance while standing on a scale with an old Schwinn Collegiate.
Of course I didnít drop the...
05-12-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By tkamd73

Cool story, happy ending, Yellow Jersey is an...

Cool story, happy ending, Yellow Jersey is an awesome bike shop, in a way better location.
Tim
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By tkamd73

I doubt he paid 900 for it in the late 70s, when...

I doubt he paid 900 for it in the late 70s, when in 78 you could go to your local Schwinn dealer and buy a chrome one for 280. Back in the day, it wasn’t hard to find one in chrome. The frame on...
05-12-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By tkamd73

Congrats! Nice find, that will be a fun build, I...

Congrats! Nice find, that will be a fun build, I think the modern driveline is a good idea.
Here is my 77 TX900. Sold in Oshkosh to the original owner as a complete bike, as per the 77 catalog....
05-10-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By tkamd73

If they don’t follow through, I’ve found it...

If they don’t follow through, I’ve found it pretty easy to get your money back, eBay seems pretty weighted to the buyer these days.
Tim
05-10-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By tkamd73

In my situation “the later” or “just in case “ is...

In my situation “the later” or “just in case “ is probably me croaking, and my wife tossing it all, to clear out the basement. At least if the parts are on a bike, she will try and sell that on...
05-10-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By tkamd73

And thus the reason for replacing the ratty...

And thus the reason for replacing the ratty chainring on my 670, the rest of the bike had been recently redone.
Tim...
05-10-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By tkamd73

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for...

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for NOS parts. But then I usually install them as fast as I can. I want to be the first to use, and appreciate the look, and function, of a new old stock...
05-09-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,528
Posted By tkamd73

Same here, wife and I need ours, take care! Tim

Same here, wife and I need ours, take care!
Tim
05-09-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,528
Posted By tkamd73

Luck has very little to do with it, more like...

Luck has very little to do with it, more like genetics, your health situation, and whether you’ve had the vaccine or not. I probably should have phrased it better, but my point was, get the vaccine,...
05-07-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,528
Posted By tkamd73

I gotta say, after the two shots, and a booster,...

I gotta say, after the two shots, and a booster, I’ve had a lot worse colds, no reason to fear the two lines.
Tim
05-06-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 873
Posted By tkamd73

Except for, aluminum cans, plastic milk jugs,...

Except for, aluminum cans, plastic milk jugs, certain types of clean glass, and certain types of clean cardboard, it all goes into the landfill here. If they can’t make money recycling something, it...
05-06-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 22,584
Posted By tkamd73

Bike has to looked good, who cares about the...

Bike has to looked good, who cares about the rider!
Tim
05-05-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,026
Posted By tkamd73

A lot of bike people have some interesting cars. ...

A lot of bike people have some interesting cars.
Tim
05-05-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By tkamd73

Hah, just bought that set yesterday for a Schwinn...

Hah, just bought that set yesterday for a Schwinn Traveler Iím redoing for a friend. Thats a really good deal on Shimano SLR cable, and your right, grey goes with everything!
Tim
05-04-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By tkamd73

If you want it to look nice, tooth brush and a...

If you want it to look nice, tooth brush and a small amount of silver anti-seize works well.
Tim
05-03-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,151
Posted By tkamd73

Cinelli, I agree with smd4! Tim

Cinelli, I agree with smd4!
Tim
05-03-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 422
Posted By tkamd73

I’ve got one bike with some vintage Campy Omega...

I’ve got one bike with some vintage Campy Omega dark anodized rims, on that one I clean the pads quite often, trying to keep brake surface from becoming silver. So far successful, my others with...
05-03-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By tkamd73

Well according to Shimano’s site it’s similar to...

Well according to Shimano’s site it’s similar to the 1050, cause no separate installation instructions listed. Your just gonna have to install it without the chain, and see if the limit screws allow...
05-03-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By tkamd73

With vintage bikes and down tube shifters try...

With vintage bikes and down tube shifters try porkchop bmx. Putting that in a search engine usually brings up their eBay site, but they also have also have their own site. Quality stuff, lots of...
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By tkamd73

And if my size, would still buy it for that...

And if my size, would still buy it for that price.
Tim
05-02-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By tkamd73

For me, soak in WD40 first, then clean or soak...

For me, soak in WD40 first, then clean or soak with simple green, if rust after, then soak in Krudcutter, but only for an hour or 2, if left overnight in Krudcutter, it will start removing the...
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By tkamd73

Probably already gone in the time it took you to...

Probably already gone in the time it took you to ask, and wait for reply’s. Bent fork is an illusion, if seller had taken pic with both tires parallel to that line in the floor tile, frame would look...
05-02-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,528
Posted By tkamd73

I just got the double lines too! Plan on kicking...

I just got the double lines too! Plan on kicking back for 5 days or so, then Iíll resume riding. Got a few books to read, and the weather is gonna suck for the next week anyway.
Tim
05-02-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By tkamd73

To answer your specific question, it looks like...

To answer your specific question, it looks like the 1055 is the earliest 105 derailleur that will work. The 1050 is for a 6 speed cog according to Shimano’s site. Of course there are other non-105...
05-02-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By tkamd73

I really wouldn’t even care, beautiful bike,...

I really wouldn’t even care, beautiful bike, unique and unreplaceable!
Tim
05-02-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 386,754
Posted By tkamd73

I have a high quality S Werks helmet that I...

I have a high quality S Werks helmet that I really like, very light and comfortable, and way more expensive then any helmet Iíve owned previously. Itís non MIPS, but plan on keeping it for at least...
05-02-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By tkamd73

I would throw that in my recycling bin, but that...

I would throw that in my recycling bin, but that would probably just go to the landfill, as they really only recycle plastic milk containers, aluminum cans, some glass, and some cardboard, where I...
04-30-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,376
Posted By tkamd73

67.75 F Tim

67.75 F
Tim
04-30-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,026
Posted By tkamd73

I can get some pretty good use out of a 1995...

I can get some pretty good use out of a 1995 bike, not much use for a computer with windows 95. However, still using a Windows 98 computer as basis for lap timing, on a large slot car track.
Tim
04-29-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,361
Posted By tkamd73

I still love that 2018 TireRack commercial, where...

I still love that 2018 TireRack commercial, where the guy drives into the parking ramp with his bike on a roof rack. The best part is when the girl coming out of out of the ramp looks over and says,...
04-29-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By tkamd73

Did pretty much the same thing, buying my first...

Did pretty much the same thing, buying my first used sports car back in 74. Tough, but great life lesson, that I never repeated, nor will you. Still, I had a lot of fun with that pos. Subsequent...
04-28-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,198
Posted By tkamd73

Doesn’t matter to me if either did. I’d just buy...

Doesn’t matter to me if either did. I’d just buy one from my LBS that fits properly, and is at least somewhat comfortable, so that I actually wear it.
Tim
04-26-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,782
Posted By tkamd73

I didn’t know that even existed, Thanks! Tim

I didn’t know that even existed, Thanks!
Tim
04-26-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By tkamd73

I agree, too much stuff. I get it for a long, or...

I agree, too much stuff. I get it for a long, or multi-day ride, or slogging it out on a tour, you need the stuff, but I got sick of moving it from bike to bike, and making changes for specific...
04-26-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,782
Posted By tkamd73

All my bikes are steel so usually the top tube,...

All my bikes are steel so usually the top tube, and a shop rag, on my old Blackburn stand, never had an issue. Newer Aluminum or Carbon frame seat post.
Tim
04-26-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,361
Posted By tkamd73

At least it’s a light bike to carry, unlike for a...

At least it’s a light bike to carry, unlike for a lot of us all steel slobs.
Tim
04-25-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By tkamd73

Sounds like a great set up for a commuter bike,...

Sounds like a great set up for a commuter bike, especially if commuting to your livelihood. I would definitely try that for mission critical riding, but since I’m retired, thus don’t have to be...
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