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09-03-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,078
Posted By sknhgy

I don't see much love on the forums for large,...

I don't see much love on the forums for large, cushy seats, but it seems that old guys on the trails like them. A local store has some on clearance and one of them is calling my name.
Anybody like...
09-03-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,443
Posted By sknhgy

Waukegan News-Sun, back in the 60's. I could...

Waukegan News-Sun, back in the 60's. I could land those rolled up papers on the porches from my my J.C. Higgins. Except in the winter with snow on the ground.
09-02-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By sknhgy

But it worked so well. The hanger on my...

But it worked so well. The hanger on my Rockhopper bends like putty. The wrench stayed in the screwhead very securely. The screwhead is deeply recessed. I'm wondering if they didn't do that so...
09-01-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By sknhgy

Is it kosher to stick an Allen wrench in the bolt...

Is it kosher to stick an Allen wrench in the bolt hole on the hanger mount bolt and use the wrench to straighten out the hanger? I started out by removing the RD and using a Crescent wrench. Then I...
08-14-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By sknhgy

The front wheel on my Raleigh felt loose. This is...

The front wheel on my Raleigh felt loose. This is what I found. I'm putting it back into service and hoping for the best. Next time I get to an LGS I'll see if they have replacement cones. Maybe...
08-08-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

IDK. Don't you want a little slack? Because...

IDK. Don't you want a little slack? Because that's what I've got - just a little.
Maybe I won't.
It's ok. I got time to think about it.
08-08-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

OK, OK, my bad. When I checked it before taking...

OK, OK, my bad. When I checked it before taking out the links I could get all kinds of slack. After taking out about 4 links there's hardly any. It rides ok. When this chain gets used up I'll...
08-08-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

I can put the bike in big/big and take up all the...

I can put the bike in big/big and take up all the slack then release tension until I can gather 1-2" of slack...but then the hanger on the RD would be nearly fully biased forward. That would leave...
08-08-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

You guys aren't explaining yourselves well. All...

You guys aren't explaining yourselves well. All you are saying is to pinch the chain. Then you get snippy when a person doesn't understand what to be looking for. Here's a couple other threads where...
08-06-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

Actually, I wasn't clear what to look for using...

Actually, I wasn't clear what to look for using that test.
I took the bike out for a couple hours today. The levers did seem a bit stiffer than normal. But it shifted good.
08-04-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

I ended up taking a few links out of the chain. ...

I ended up taking a few links out of the chain. Don't know if its my imagination, but would that make it so my shift levers require more effort to push?

The longer screw didn't work. Hard to...
08-03-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

Thanks. I'm gonna try a longer bolt and see if...

Thanks. I'm gonna try a longer bolt and see if that works. This is a fairly old bike. At one time or another I might have replaced the chain without comparing it to the one I was replacing.
Or I...
08-02-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By sknhgy

B Screw question

All the B Screw adjustment on my Shimano derailler is taken up and the pully JUST BARELY clears the largest cog. It might even be rubbing a little.

Since all the adjustment is taken up --- Should...
06-06-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By sknhgy

It was an easy fix with an M8 socket head cap...

It was an easy fix with an M8 socket head cap screw and a nut. I did have to cut the old one out with a Dremel tool. Probably could have got it out with wrenches but the Dremel was easier. Now the...
06-03-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By sknhgy

Everybody specified an M8 bolt but it doesn't...

Everybody specified an M8 bolt but it doesn't matter. 5/16ths would wok.
I'm gonna try and fix it with a bolt and ride it, then I'll contact Brooks about the factory part.
Seems simple enough,...
06-03-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By sknhgy

Broken tension bolt on Brooks saddle

Several years ago I retired a Brooks saddle because I didn't like the way it felt. Yesterday I dug it out and noticed the adjustment screw is cracked in two. Research shows this is not an unusual...
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By sknhgy

Thanks. I appreciate your help. It's not worth...

Thanks. I appreciate your help. It's not worth taking up space in my shed.
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By sknhgy

Nishiki Sports Special

I've never seen a bike like this and I'm wondering what it is worth. A neighbor gave it to me. I fixed it up for my wife. She hasn't touched it in a couple years. It is a Nishiki Sports Special. ...
05-02-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By sknhgy

Thank you. I don't know how you found that. I...

Thank you. I don't know how you found that. I looked all over, online.
Thanks a bunch.
05-02-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By sknhgy

New pulleys or new derailleur?

This is off my 2011 Rockhopper. The bike has been ridden a lot. I recently replaced chain and cassette and now the chain is bouncing on the RD pulleys, which you can see are worn.
I'm not finding...
04-25-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By sknhgy

Thanks. I'm completely new to this. Just...

Thanks. I'm completely new to this. Just getting my feet wet. I'll do some more reading.
04-24-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By sknhgy

Do you have any suggestions for reading up on the...

Do you have any suggestions for reading up on the process of converting a bike? I have an old Schwinn Sprint sitting around taking up space. I see where conversion kits on Amazon cost a little over...
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By sknhgy

Cannondale R500

I know where there is a Cannondale R500 and it has these rims. They are asking $235.
Sound like a deal? It looks to be in pretty good shape. Sorry for the crummy pic.
...
01-14-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By sknhgy

Funny how brakes seem to be the first thing to go.

Funny how brakes seem to be the first thing to go.
12-16-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,668
Posted By sknhgy

Bikes with overly bright lights annoy other...

Bikes with overly bright lights annoy other drivers. Just like kids with their bright headlights lights and loud music.
10-29-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,085
Posted By sknhgy

I recently put 32's on my Specialized Sequoia. It...

I recently put 32's on my Specialized Sequoia. It has always had 25's. The 32's just barely fit. In fact, the injection nubs rubbed the frame on the first ride or two before they wore off. But I...
10-25-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,184
Posted By sknhgy

I have driven that. It is very nice. There...

I have driven that. It is very nice.
There are some beautiful bottomlands along the south section of the Illinois River here in Illinois. Only bad thing is the goatheads. They make it pretty...
09-17-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By sknhgy

Good luck with that. I had it back in the 80's. ...

Good luck with that. I had it back in the 80's. Mine was caused by drinking. Quit drinking and the pancreatitis went away and hasn't come back.
09-06-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By sknhgy

I ended up putting some Michelin Protek Cross...

I ended up putting some Michelin Protek Cross 32's on the Sequoia and they just barely fit. In fact, the little nubs rubbed on the front fork for the first ride or so until they got knocked off. But...
08-21-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By sknhgy

I first went to school in the 70's. Don't...

I first went to school in the 70's. Don't remember much of that.:innocent: Went back in 90 and got an MS. I was surprised how easy it was when I went back. Just wondering what it will be like to...
08-21-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By sknhgy

Anyone gone back to school?

I'm in the process of retiring. My interests included gardening, and fishing, mushroom hunting, generally rooting around out in the woods. I signed up for a botany class at the local junior college....
08-19-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By sknhgy

Did some more measuring and the total width...

Did some more measuring and the total width clearance is 38mm. Going to try some 32's and hope they work. Seems 35's would be pushing it.
07-25-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By sknhgy

What do they call that, the pick-up, or magnet...

What do they call that, the pick-up, or magnet for the bike computer that I don't use? I'll get the ****s and clip them off, OK?
Funny how stuff like that shows up on a picture.
Like I said, this...
07-25-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By sknhgy

Speedometer that I don't use.

Speedometer that I don't use.
07-23-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By sknhgy

It's pre-'12. Just wondering if anyone knew what...

It's pre-'12. Just wondering if anyone knew what size tires it could take. I'll measure as best I can and go from there.
I don't do a lot of road biking. Figure if I set it up for the Katy I'll...
07-22-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,005
Posted By sknhgy

That's a nice loop. About ten miles, starting...

That's a nice loop. About ten miles, starting and ending at the same point in the campgrounds. I didn't know Elsah had a store.
07-22-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By sknhgy

How big tire for Specialized Sequoia?

Looks like about 1/4" clearance on both sides. It has a 25 tire on it. Think I can go with a 35?
I mostly ride it on pavement but would like to take it on the Katy Trail. The Katy is flat with...
07-14-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By sknhgy

It's a rear freewheel and it probably just takes...

It's a rear freewheel and it probably just takes 30 w oil.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By sknhgy

I tried 27" WM tires on this and one of them...

I tried 27" WM tires on this and one of them popped off the rim. Only had about 40 lbs in it. No I didn't crash. Going to look up some tires made for the Schwinn S-6 or K-2 rim.
07-14-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By sknhgy

What lube on old cassette?

Picked up an old Schwinn Sprint a while back. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1232001-schwinn-sprint.html
I had the cassette apart once and got it back...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By sknhgy

Are you saying thieves have bad taste?

Are you saying thieves have bad taste?
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By sknhgy

I was going to check/change those before selling...

I was going to check/change those before selling it. I mentioned that stuff because it all appears to be original. I would bet it still has the factory lube on the chain. More like factory crust...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By sknhgy

Cool. That's what I was wondering. I wanted to...

Cool. That's what I was wondering. I wanted to find out before sinking the money into them. This bike should make good transportation for someone.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By sknhgy

I'm just wanting to make a rideable bike out of...

I'm just wanting to make a rideable bike out of it. Someone suggested Walmart 27" tires would work. I'm wondering if they would.
I thought this would be better than a Walmart bike for somebody who...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By sknhgy

Schwinn Sprint

(Sorry for the bad pic.) Paid $30 for this. I believe it was made around 1988. Looks like all it needs are new tires and cleaning/lube. Are tires going to be an issue? One post I read said any 27"...
06-05-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,445
Posted By sknhgy

What kind are those fenders and where did you get...

What kind are those fenders and where did you get them?
01-24-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By sknhgy

For some reason I thought the RI Trail stretched...

For some reason I thought the RI Trail stretched south from the Katy. I haven't been on the RI yet. That needs to change. I generally stay around STL.
Forum: Touring
01-16-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,518
Posted By sknhgy

I like riding the Katy when the snakes are moving...

I like riding the Katy when the snakes are moving between the bluffs and the bottoms. I've yet to see a rattlesnake.
11-28-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By sknhgy

Any tips on installation without a tool? ...

Any tips on installation without a tool?

I've watched some youtubes where they tap it around.
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