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09-17-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By RobertUI

Those bars are super cool. Keep in mind that they...

Those bars are super cool. Keep in mind that they will NOT work with the existing stem on the CrossCut, you need a stem that allows you to remove the whole face (like most modern threadless stems). I...
09-17-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By RobertUI

thook makes excellent points, and as I mentioned,...

thook makes excellent points, and as I mentioned, I'm going to a different bar. This frame is definitely not really well suited for the bars as pictured. I do a lot of riding on a bike with drops, so...
09-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By RobertUI

Mine is my current testing bike, and has gone...

Mine is my current testing bike, and has gone through many changes at this point. Here's my current iteration:
...
09-07-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 267,541
Posted By RobertUI

The 'bent' front wheel (as I suspected) was...

The 'bent' front wheel (as I suspected) was slightly out of true. It was rubbing the brake as the wheel came around... less than 5 minutes on my truing stand, and it's good to go. The only thing...
09-03-21, 07:09 AM
09-01-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 18,726
Posted By RobertUI

Not so much a classic, but it certainly is...

Not so much a classic, but it certainly is yellow!!!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20201121_114910_f31057e917fd32a969928c1d4db47d8afb1b5e45.jpg
09-01-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

I had a very happy discovery last night ( as I am...

I had a very happy discovery last night ( as I am patiently awaiting a cheap-ish tire to get this rideable ) as I put a 700C wheel on the front to just do a quick gear-changing test ride. The...
09-01-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,465
Posted By RobertUI

This came out while I was deep into considering...

This came out while I was deep into considering dropping out of college to become a bike mechanic full time ( spent more time in the shop than I did on homework too ) ! This is a super cool build to...
08-31-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By RobertUI

I'll have to double check, but I think it's a...

I'll have to double check, but I think it's a 175mm. I'll let you know this evening
08-31-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 267,541
Posted By RobertUI

Yeah, I have thoughts about swapping out the...

Yeah, I have thoughts about swapping out the crank for something more like what it originally had, but I can't decide. I also plan on trying out a repositioned biopace setup, something more similar...
08-31-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By RobertUI

Cool I have NO idea how I missed your response to my...

I have NO idea how I missed your response to my thread. Feeling very stupid... anyway, let me know if you still have any interest.
08-31-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 267,541
Posted By RobertUI

I've lurked in this thread for a little while,...

I've lurked in this thread for a little while, and finally have a contribution! I just picked up this '87 Le Tour for a very low price off FB marketplace, this is the before shot, though I don't plan...
08-30-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

Thanks so much! From my bike shop days (almost 30...

Thanks so much! From my bike shop days (almost 30 years ago) I remember there being some odd-Schwinn specific things, but I really did think that it was for late 70s stuff, you've confirmed my...
08-30-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

I got it tuned up this weekend, but wound up not...

I got it tuned up this weekend, but wound up not being able to ride it because I STUPIDLY didn't think about the fact that the wheels are not 700c!!!! I felt like a total newbie moron when I looked...
08-27-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

Thanks, that's really great info! I am guessing...

Thanks, that's really great info! I am guessing that it probably changed from month to month with which (Suntour or Shimano) could get you parts cheaper. What crankset do you have on your '85?
08-27-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

I'm obviously becoming obsessed, but I zoomed in...

I'm obviously becoming obsessed, but I zoomed in to the picture on the catalog I linked, and it looks like the Suntour X 5000 rear derailleur may be original. This shot shows that it's obviously NOT...
08-27-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

I've been following your other thread... and now...

I've been following your other thread... and now I'm more convinced that the crankset and front derailleur were changed at some point in this bike's life (with other parts left in tact). I haven't...
08-27-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

I checked and of course I didn't luck out with...

I checked and of course I didn't luck out with the 6206 :) The crank set is Shimano FC-B124, which is nice enough, really no need to change. I've got some tires on the way that'll help get this one...
08-26-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

Good call, I'll take a look tonight and see what...

Good call, I'll take a look tonight and see what I'm dealing with. I'm also debating rotating the biopace rings based on a thread (elsewhere) that talked about getting 'oval'-like efficiencies out of...
08-26-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

This is precisely why I posted here... my guess...

This is precisely why I posted here... my guess is that someone (at some point in time) 'upgraded' the components with stuff they had lying around? Who knows? I am considering wiping it all out and...
08-26-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,453
Posted By RobertUI

I've got a velocals decal coming for my fixie, it...

I've got a velocals decal coming for my fixie, it looks like they make really great stuff! I'm loving this build!!!
08-26-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

I was thinking that this would be a good...

I was thinking that this would be a good candidate for a clunker challenge. The frame size is a tad small for me, but probably a good choice, so I should be able to put many miles on this. I'm...
08-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By RobertUI

NBD - Schwinn Le Tour (1987) *** HUGE pics

Not that it matters to anyone but me, but I think (almost conclusively) that this is a 1987 model based on the catalog (https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1987_08.html).
...
08-16-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By RobertUI

The headset should be pretty standard. The...

The headset should be pretty standard. The trickier part MIGHT be finding a suspension fork with a straight head tube.

FWIW, I've got this headset for sale locally ($10 + shipping). Let me know...
08-09-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By RobertUI

07-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,857
Views: 456,673
Posted By RobertUI

I meant to post this 12 days ago, but this is...

I meant to post this 12 days ago, but this is close enough now that I'm officially "50+"

Please tell us your age.
50
1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?.
Fuji SST 3.0, Motobecane Record...
Forum: For Sale
07-20-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By RobertUI

This set has now been boxed up and ready to ship!

This set has now been boxed up and ready to ship!
07-19-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By RobertUI

Finally got everything together and took some...

Finally got everything together and took some pictures... (not shown are the cable housings for the shifters and the 7 speed cassette)
...
07-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,113
Posted By RobertUI

If you got a big fender washer (big enough to sit...

If you got a big fender washer (big enough to sit on top of the seat tube) you could actually use the toggle and threaded rod to back the seat post out of the frame (or at least to the top of the...
06-16-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By RobertUI

I'm really curious why the hanger was replaced....

I'm really curious why the hanger was replaced. That's not a part that typically 'wears' and is usually replaced due to some kind of incident (crash, etc). Seems like something's not aligned.
06-09-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By RobertUI

{For Sale or Trade} Vintage Shimano Exage 400 LX group set (Hybrid or MTB) - $150

This group was pulled off a Schwinn CrossCut and shows almost no wear. I basically kept the frame BB, Headset and wheels. Price includes CONUS shipping, and more pictures to follow.

- 3x Crankset...
Forum: For Sale
06-08-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By RobertUI

Vintage Shimano Exage 400 LX group set (Hybrid or MTB) - $150

This group was pulled off a Schwinn cross-cut and shows little actual wear (mostly oxidation)
- 3x Crankset with original biopace rings
- Front and Rear derailleurs
- Front and Rear cantilever...
04-20-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By RobertUI

Just throwing this out there, I was chasing down...

Just throwing this out there, I was chasing down a brake rubbing issue during a ride last week, and it was driving me bonkers, every couple of miles, I was backing off the pads hoping to eliminate...
04-19-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By RobertUI

I would check to make sure there's not a stuck...

I would check to make sure there's not a stuck link in the chain... this is probably NOT the case If the other gears seem to be ok, it could also be those 2 cogs. I don't know how old the bike is,...
04-15-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By RobertUI

That's gorgeous! Seriously, I love the color, and...

That's gorgeous! Seriously, I love the color, and this all seems fairly in tact... good score!
04-14-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 413,274
Posted By RobertUI

Exage stuff

I am in the process of turning my completely stock Schwinn Crosscut into a CX beast, and have a partial group of Shimano Exage components (RapidFire Shifter/Brake lever, 500LX Brakes, BioPace rings)...
04-12-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By RobertUI

Without seeing it, I first think that maybe...

Without seeing it, I first think that maybe there's a spacer on before the cassette? Sounds like the cassette needs to sit further on the freehub body.
Forum: For Sale
04-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By RobertUI

I feel really dumb because I had uploaded these...

I feel really dumb because I had uploaded these pictures but never hit save so they never went....
04-09-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 63,966
Views: 9,851,681
Posted By RobertUI

Mens MIYATA One Hundred blue 12spd ROAD BIKE...

Mens MIYATA One Hundred blue 12spd ROAD BIKE (nice) - $100 (Vienna, VA)

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/vienna-mens-miyata-one-hundred-blue/7303863910.html
...
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By RobertUI

SOLD :|: Moustache Bars with levers and brakes

I took these off my redline 925, so they were probably used for a couple months. I am including a set of caliper brakes with the bars (the brake pads are no longer available). The brakes were painted...
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By RobertUI

FS/FT :|: 7 Speed group

This 1x7 setup was taken off my daughter's Fuji Crosstown to upgrade to a 1x10 setup. The Shimano cassette has some wear, but this has plenty of life left. I'm asking $25 for the group (plus ~$8...
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By RobertUI

SOLD :|: Ultegra 11 Speed Cassette (11-25)

I picked up a set of wheels that had this cassette installed, but sadly I don't have an 11 speed setup. The cassette looks like it has seen some use but looks to be in excellent condition (the wheels...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By RobertUI

I had this exact scenario a few years ago (mine...

I had this exact scenario a few years ago (mine was 4.5 miles), I did what others have suggested and picked up an old mountain bike (rigid front and back) and rode the crap out of it. I think the...
03-24-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,232
Posted By RobertUI

That is the coolest!!! I feel like it's something...

That is the coolest!!! I feel like it's something I would have seen in "The Endless Summer" !!! Well done!!!
03-18-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,868
Posted By RobertUI

Personally, I like to make sure that the min mark...

Personally, I like to make sure that the min mark on the post is at or below the top tube lug (meaning you couldn't ever see the min mark). If I need longer than that, I will buy a new post. I won't...
03-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By RobertUI

FWIW, I've got this headset for sale locally ($10...

FWIW, I've got this headset for sale locally ($10 + shipping). Let me know if you're interested (it's new).
...
03-16-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By RobertUI

Not that it really matters, but those flat-bar...

Not that it really matters, but those flat-bar brake levers are for V-Brakes, even though the bike is outfitted for cantilevers. Hopefully the rims haven't been damaged by the excessive force from...
03-12-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By RobertUI

I will measure when I get home, but I might have...

I will measure when I get home, but I might have a spare (narrow) old-school high flange hub if you're interested (you'd pay postage only)? It's the style with 2 wing nuts for the 'quick release'
03-12-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By RobertUI

This experiment was intended to test the quality...

This experiment was intended to test the quality of the cheap chinese stuff and compare it to the brand name... my thought is that if it worked 'well enough' it might be good for a campus commuter...
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