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07-17-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By madpogue

Eek, between this and the Fat Chance in that...

Eek, between this and the Fat Chance in that other thread, today's not a good day for MTB chainstay discoveries.
07-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ A young-ish Jonathan Pryce (it was just 2...

^^^^ A young-ish Jonathan Pryce (it was just 2 years before Brazil). Also with Jason Robards Jr and Diane Ladd.
07-17-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By madpogue

The convenient shifters you speak of are called...

The convenient shifters you speak of are called integrated shifters, or brifters. They are, by definition, indexed, and to my knowledge, there are no brifters that would calibrate to the spacing of...
07-15-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,618
Posted By madpogue

Blackburn low-riders would be a perfect match for...

Blackburn low-riders would be a perfect match for those mid-fork mounting holes. If I recall, back then, Jim Blackburn collaborated with Trek to ensure their rack mount spacing matched his racks.
07-15-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,618
Posted By madpogue

That's definitely half-step plus granny gearing.

That's definitely half-step plus granny gearing.
07-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Back in 2015, quite possibly.....

^^^^^^ Back in 2015, quite possibly.....
07-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By madpogue

Looks like a Roman II after Touring Series: ...

Looks like a Roman II after Touring Series:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/348x198/f1_e103b59e1fb0d29c5a3004ffa23f7d5d746dfcca.jpg
And the FUJI is in outline on the...
07-11-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By madpogue

If you blow up the first photo it says Fuji...

If you blow up the first photo it says Fuji Touring Series pretty clearly.
07-11-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,591
Posted By madpogue

You should compare serial numbers.

You should compare serial numbers.
07-09-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-gt_continuum_650b_and_700d_f5fa3e96a916202fdfc6edd5c77a4da2ba90584b.jpg
07-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By madpogue

Even that says maybe. Aren't there remote viewers...

Even that says maybe. Aren't there remote viewers who see a post-apocalyptic future of giant cockroaches eating Hostess Twinkies and riding '60s and '70s Chicago Schwinns?
07-06-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20,459
Views: 3,523,381
Posted By madpogue

Is that a Giant Teton?

Is that a Giant Teton?
07-02-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By madpogue

I believe RJ the Bike Guy has a youtube video on...

I believe RJ the Bike Guy has a youtube video on how to take apart and re-grease a '90s-era Shimano cartridge BB. At least one of the parts is reverse thread, IIRC.
06-30-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By madpogue

OT, but looks like they're doing a little better...

OT, but looks like they're doing a little better than "knee high by the Fourth of July".
06-26-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,612
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Chromotobecane!

^^^^^ Chromotobecane!
06-26-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,895
Posted By madpogue

Through-axle FTW. How do I check the clutch...

Through-axle FTW.

How do I check the clutch on my RD?
06-25-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By madpogue

Go ahead and submit some photos. Having fewer...

Go ahead and submit some photos. Having fewer than 10 posts, your photos won't show in the post, but they will go to your user album, and one of us can post them from there.

Based on the 1020...
06-23-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Speaking of suspension fork age/wear, there...

^^^^^ Speaking of suspension fork age/wear, there was at least one fork recall from that era. I had an '01 (I think) HardRock A1 a couple years ago, and found out the RockShox Judy fork had a safety...
06-23-21, 08:28 AM
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06-21-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 954
Posted By madpogue

Having control over your vehicle, esp in adverse...

Having control over your vehicle, esp in adverse driving conditions, doesn't constitute "showing off". Neither does being able to work on it yourself, not to mention having an inherent theft...
Forum: Foo
06-21-21, 06:47 PM
06-20-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By madpogue

It gets posted to frequently enough that it stays...

It gets posted to frequently enough that it stays near the top of the C&V section pretty-much every day. Stickies are more appropriate for threads that sometimes get quiet enough to fall down a page...
06-16-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Born 09/28/1977, so probably a 1978 model....

^^^^^ Born 09/28/1977, so probably a 1978 model. https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1971_1980/1978_06.html

It gets even better -- add-on stoker-controlled descent/drag brake, NOT in...
06-16-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 952
Posted By madpogue

For that you'd need a Comet.

For that you'd need a Comet.
06-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,591
Posted By madpogue

Wow, it's been like the Schwinn-of-the-week club...

Wow, it's been like the Schwinn-of-the-week club for you lately! Excellent find. To this day I regret the time I didn't jump on a flat bar converted Voyageur on CL about 3 yrs ago.

Sometimes I...
06-16-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ I've seen those triple-pulley LePrees fetch...

^^^^^ I've seen those triple-pulley LePrees fetch more than the ask for this bike.
06-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 952
Posted By madpogue

I drove a Mercury Retrograde once. Ran rings...

I drove a Mercury Retrograde once. Ran rings around my Saturn.
06-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By madpogue

Nice enough deal on a smoke-chrome Pug. Suntour...

Nice enough deal on a smoke-chrome Pug. Suntour ACE gruppo is a bit uncommon, but has some nice thumbies. Seller lists the frame as "aluminum" (shrug).
...
06-15-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By madpogue

There appear to be cracks extending from it, one...

There appear to be cracks extending from it, one going downward and one going upward. Would be worthwhile confirming that those are only paint cracks.
06-14-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 64,773
Posted By madpogue

Yup, 1992 based on the branding, made in Taiwan....

Yup, 1992 based on the branding, made in Taiwan. A step down from the CrossCut, but I think it's the same frame, just a component difference. Would have had the Suntour X-Press shifters, which was...
06-14-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By madpogue

Coaster/drum brake? If so, what do you plan to do...

Coaster/drum brake? If so, what do you plan to do about rear braking? Then there's the already-mentioned question of what to do about the full chain case.

You see how these quickly become cans...
06-13-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,232,102
Posted By madpogue

AND the gold ano rims AND the portage strap with...

AND the gold ano rims AND the portage strap with braze-ons. So if 3 check-boxes is a trifecta, 4 is a grand slam, what's 7?
06-13-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,232,102
Posted By madpogue

Sometimes our '85 F250 diesel is the oldest truck...

Sometimes our '85 F250 diesel is the oldest truck at the dump.

That pale green '72-ish Ford longbed in the background with the built-in tool compartment is no slouch, in the old truck department.
06-13-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ @4:05, good to see that John Candy found...

^^^^^ @4:05, good to see that John Candy found work after SCTV, and in his home country.
06-12-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 955
Posted By madpogue

I now have a nickname for my ZeBRAKEnko Wind.

I now have a nickname for my ZeBRAKEnko Wind.
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By madpogue

Photo/album assist -...

Photo/album assist - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/21641232
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06-11-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By madpogue

So you're not crossing the straddle behind the...

So you're not crossing the straddle behind the seat tube (see photo above)? Crossing the cable, as the guide allows, changes the angle of entry into the U-brake, which supposedly strengthens the...
06-10-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,721
Posted By madpogue

Wow, thank you, I owe you one. For once in my...

Wow, thank you, I owe you one. For once in my life, I have words to describe who/what I am.
06-10-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By madpogue

A bike at the right moment is like a boy scout...

A bike at the right moment is like a boy scout knife. About 35 years ago, my clutch cable snapped in downtown Ann Arbor. I had to speed-shift several blocks to find a parking spot, and parallel...
06-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20,459
Views: 3,523,381
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Gotta love the biker-gang security chain...

^^^^^ Gotta love the biker-gang security chain locking the bike to a wooden porch post that you could saw through with a Leatherman
06-08-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Levers will not work properly without the...

^^^^ Levers will not work properly without the suit depicted in the eBay listing.
06-07-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,572
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ Compared to *STEM* shifters, downtube...

^^^^^^^ Compared to *STEM* shifters, downtube shifters are a hint of a higher quality bike. You'll also see bar-end shifters on higher-quality bikes.
06-07-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,094
Posted By madpogue

Link fix: ...

Link fix:
https://www.cityofmadison.com/bikemadison/plantrip/map.cfm
http://www.friendsofmilitaryridgetrail.org/trail-descriptions.html

Indoor options, in case it's wet or oppresively hot -...
06-05-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,042
Posted By madpogue

Golly, it doesn't look a day over 180.....

Golly, it doesn't look a day over 180.....
06-05-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By madpogue

Album:...

Album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/21587152
Photo assist:...
06-05-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20,459
Views: 3,523,381
Posted By madpogue

What happens when a Ranger runs over a badger? ...

What happens when a Ranger runs over a badger?

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/madison-schwinn-radger-bike/7332168759.htmlSchwinn Radger Bike - $80 (madison)
(And yes, he spells it that way...
06-04-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Cool, appears to be about the same vintage...

^^^^^ Cool, appears to be about the same vintage (1989) as my Kronos. Giant roadies of that era were kind of forgotten / overlooked. The components say "entry level", but I'll bet that's a 4130 CrMo...
06-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

(I know, there wasn't supposed to be any math on...

(I know, there wasn't supposed to be any math on this quiz.....)
06-02-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

Doubtful? A grandfather in his 60s at the time of...

Doubtful? A grandfather in his 60s at the time of the garage sale purchase would have been in his 20s in 1980.

As for more info, a full side view photo from the drive side would help, along with...
06-02-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,572
Posted By madpogue

While you're looking at shifters, also look for a...

While you're looking at shifters, also look for a frame with brazed-on mounts (instead of a band/clamp) for the downtube shifters. Generally a sign of a higher-quality build.
FIFY ;)
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