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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Thanks for the reply. I'm a bit ashamed to admit...

Thanks for the reply. I'm a bit ashamed to admit I didn't do much googling about the bike - I saw that frame and stem and just assumed it was an old 70s era bike. Interesting to learn it's an...
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Schwinn "Sid" basement find

Hi All,

I recently moved and this old Schwinn Sid townie bike was abandoned in my new place's basement. I have asked the previous tenant if they want it back and they said no, and since I don't...
10-21-21, 12:59 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

I think I like it? Perhaps even a lot? ...

I think I like it? Perhaps even a lot?

Definitely interesting, definitely out of my wheelhouse, definitely something I'm gonna listen to several dozen times this week. Much obliged.

*edit: Ok...
10-18-21, 01:57 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

The rare spotify recommendation that turns out to...

The rare spotify recommendation that turns out to be right on the money. Really good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihA4Ev0y_gg
10-04-21, 03:26 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

My latest acquisition - a coaster brake klunker...

My latest acquisition - a coaster brake klunker from State. Not high end or light, but it's a hell of a lot of fun to ride around jumping curbs and laying down skids :)

Need to replace the saddle...
10-03-21, 05:43 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

@JJ_Mango Sorry for the late reply - haven't been...

@JJ_Mango Sorry for the late reply - haven't been on here for a few months. Appreciate the kind words about the build. The bars are Zoom cruiser bars, and the stem is a Velo-Orange threadless with a...
06-09-21, 09:05 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

So far I've just had time to check the Promaxes,...

So far I've just had time to check the Promaxes, as they were already out of the bin and easily accessible - they'll be fine if the bolt swap works. You're right about the R580s being better quality,...
06-09-21, 07:48 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

You know, I hadn't considered I could just swap...

You know, I hadn't considered I could just swap out the mounting bolts... I tend to miss obvious stuff like that. That opens up a few more possibilities for me, though - I have some Tektro R580s and...
06-09-21, 05:29 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

I see what you mean - those do look to have more...

I see what you mean - those do look to have more tire clearance room just by their design. Unfortunately, they only appear to come in a recessed nut version and I need nutted calipers for this frame....
06-08-21, 04:09 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Ok, cool - appreciate you taking the time to...

Ok, cool - appreciate you taking the time to check for the model number.
06-08-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

The reach on the new dual pivot Tektros was...

The reach on the new dual pivot Tektros was actually close the same as the old dia-compes - about 47-57mm for each. It seems like there's just more material to the Tektros, especially around the...
06-08-21, 03:28 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Yep, both new cables and housing. Which is why I...

Yep, both new cables and housing. Which is why I hadn't really considered those might be the issue and was sure it was a problem with the brakes and levers themselves.

Going to try reinstalling...
06-07-21, 04:38 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Appreciate all the replies so far, folks!...

Appreciate all the replies so far, folks! Curiously, I did set these up with brand new cables, so I'm thinking I can rule out that as the culprit.
JohnDThompson, I'll give new brake shoes a try as...
06-07-21, 01:40 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Restoring/Rehabbing old road bike brakes

Apologies if this has been covered in another thread (did a cursory search and didn't find what I was looking for), but I'm trying to figure out how to get better performance from some vintage Dia...
06-03-21, 03:12 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Yeah, I should have taken a moment to do the math...

Yeah, I should have taken a moment to do the math on that. As someone who was born in the 70s, and whose grandparents were all born in the 20s, the thought of someone just slightly older than me...
06-02-21, 10:38 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Highly doubtful it was his grandfather's. I'd...

Highly doubtful it was his grandfather's. I'd guess it's likely late 70s - early 80s, but I'm sure more knowledgeable folks will chime in soon. Regardless, old Raleighs are nice, fun to ride bikes...
05-31-21, 10:56 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Very cool - that sounds like a heck of a lot of...

Very cool - that sounds like a heck of a lot of fun for $5 :)
05-25-21, 06:25 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Looks like a Paul Components Royal Flush...

Looks like a Paul Components Royal Flush crankset.

https://fixedgearlifestyle.com/paul-component-royal-flush-crankset.html
05-13-21, 08:34 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Making progress on the new Voyageur. Did a light...

Making progress on the new Voyageur. Did a light clean and polish on the seatpost, bars, and wheels, and replaced the saddle and stem with an All-City Gonzo and a Dia Compe quill I had in the parts...
05-11-21, 01:34 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Today I joined the Voyageur Owners' Club. Looking...

Today I joined the Voyageur Owners' Club. Looking forward to making a few tweaks and putting some miles on this, it's been a while since I've had a geared bike. Better pics to come as well....
05-08-21, 07:31 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Very nice, coaster brake bikes are always fun af.

Very nice, coaster brake bikes are always fun af.
05-08-21, 07:28 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

^^^ that is one nice looking bike.

^^^ that is one nice looking bike.
05-08-21, 06:43 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Ah, gotcha. Thx for clarifying, was confused for...

Ah, gotcha. Thx for clarifying, was confused for a moment there.
05-07-21, 04:28 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Unless I'm missing something, those don't show...

Unless I'm missing something, those don't show 35mm as an option for clamp size...
04-30-21, 09:44 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Where in the city was that? I mean, assuming it's...

Where in the city was that? I mean, assuming it's in MKE.
04-30-21, 04:39 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Made a few changes to the Trek build - a pair of...

Made a few changes to the Trek build - a pair of silver A23/Formulas, proper cable clamps, and some grips that better matched the Brooks. Also swapped out the black chain ring to keep the all silver...
04-15-21, 03:57 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

I think for most people it's pretty hard to tell...

I think for most people it's pretty hard to tell the difference, but tbh neither is as good as Retrospec.
04-08-21, 12:26 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

As far as I know a stretch proof chain is...

As far as I know a stretch proof chain is nonexistent. And while there's no hard and fast number of miles that chains are rated for, general consensus seems to be about 1k-2k miles. For the majority...
04-05-21, 04:07 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

^^^ I dig it - I think the blue works a lot...

^^^ I dig it - I think the blue works a lot better than the yellow did.
03-22-21, 02:52 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

I was on the fence for a while but when I got to...

I was on the fence for a while but when I got to that part, I knew you must be a really good guy.
03-21-21, 02:57 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Thanks! As for the gear inches, it's a 48x18 set...

Thanks! As for the gear inches, it's a 48x18 set up or 70.22gi, which has been my go-to gear for a while. It seems to work pretty well for most city/paved trail terrain around here and imo anything...
03-17-21, 03:23 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

My latest build project - a 1980 (as far as I can...

My latest build project - a 1980 (as far as I can tell) Trek 510. Still need to get some proper cable clamps for the top tube and eventually I'd like to swap out the black wheelset for something...
03-14-21, 08:31 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Ugh, that sucks - glad you didn't get yourself...

Ugh, that sucks - glad you didn't get yourself hurt!
03-11-21, 10:55 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Surprised this thread's been quiet for so long......

Surprised this thread's been quiet for so long...

Anyway, Ben's has All-City 612s for $100 right now if anyone needs a new set of cranks:
...
02-17-21, 05:37 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

What type of rims are those? Surprised they're...

What type of rims are those? Surprised they're still black on the brake tracks, usually that wears off pretty quickly.
02-10-21, 01:41 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Exactly. I'm not sure it's gonna be all that...

Exactly. I'm not sure it's gonna be all that feasible to get those tight enough.
02-04-21, 02:02 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Are... are those hand painted faux-whitewalls?...

Are... are those hand painted faux-whitewalls? Wow...

And those cranks do not belong, a pimp-cycle needs something way more blingy.
02-04-21, 12:15 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

These ancient pegs have been for sale on local CL...

These ancient pegs have been for sale on local CL for almost 8 years now. Absolutely blows my mind he's so determined to get $5....
02-02-21, 12:16 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

That bike looks great. I love how those Maxxis...

That bike looks great. I love how those Maxxis skinwalls can somehow make a 90s bike look totally modern.
02-02-21, 01:17 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

That pic is art. Would definitely frame & hang a...

That pic is art. Would definitely frame & hang a b&w version in my home office.
02-02-21, 01:14 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Very cool. Finding (and finding a way to afford)...

Very cool. Finding (and finding a way to afford) a cool big wheel bmx/klunker has been a borderline obsession this winter. How are you liking that one?
01-19-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

If think it's a tough crowd now, you should have...

If think it's a tough crowd now, you should have seen the days when a surly kaiju named Scrod led the welcome wagon :lol:
01-19-21, 03:39 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Thank you! And no, those are 28s. Fyxation's...

Thank you! And no, those are 28s. Fyxation's tires seem to run a tad wide - they're a pretty tight fit.
01-18-21, 10:15 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Sure thing. My build went a little different...

Sure thing. My build went a little different direction than yours did - I had initially set it up with drops but my back prefers townie bars and being upright these days :)
...
01-18-21, 05:50 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

The MKE branded hubs are exactly where I had my...

The MKE branded hubs are exactly where I had my experience with Novatecs - that wheelset was amazing, it felt like you could actually gain speed coasting on a flat surface they were so smooth. One of...
01-17-21, 09:13 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

I've had Novatecs in the past and imo they are...

I've had Novatecs in the past and imo they are very good for their price point - better than Formula. As for high vs low flange, high with get you a tad more stiffness, low will save you a smidge of...
01-17-21, 05:04 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

franswa cool to see a pic of your Rush again....

franswa cool to see a pic of your Rush again. Seeing that bike on here was a big reason why I bought one.
01-08-21, 03:22 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Fixed is cool, every now and then I get the urge...

Fixed is cool, every now and then I get the urge ride that way for a few weeks, but I can't get past how fun it is to stop pedaling and coast down a big hill or just put a little more attention into...
12-03-20, 09:20 PM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

A blue one purchased by a dude named Mark at a...

A blue one purchased by a dude named Mark at a Tallahassee bike shop in September of 1972.
12-03-20, 12:12 AM
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Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Cool bike! I think it does look better in that...

Cool bike! I think it does look better in that 2nd pic with the box section rims and without the blue accents. And a set of gum/skin wall tires would really make it pop.
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