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05-18-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,799
Posted By Ptcycles

I biked a lot in my twenties. It represented...

I biked a lot in my twenties. It represented freedom as life forced me to become an adult. I stopped until I reached my forties, when life restablished that I needed to stay on an adult track. ...
05-11-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,775
Posted By Ptcycles

This thread should get some kind of award. Never...

This thread should get some kind of award. Never in my life have I read so much about nothing, saiid endlessly. I post something profound and hope to get 5 posts. By the way, a properly installed...
04-27-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Ptcycles

I live 2 blocks from the police station. All of...

I live 2 blocks from the police station. All of the bikes are silent. Now you can be a believer too.
04-27-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Ptcycles

I owned a couple of bikes that were dead silent. ...

I owned a couple of bikes that were dead silent. I was told by my local bike shop that the bikes were former police bikes, and were equipped with silent hubs, so you. can't here the cops sneaking up...
12-29-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,722
Posted By Ptcycles

Dittos

Same for me. Not a day goes by without indulging in any one of the three choices. Wrenching and collecting gets me by these days since I had prostate surgery a year ago and still can't ride more than...
08-24-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,325
Posted By Ptcycles

Well said sir..

Well said sir..
08-23-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,325
Posted By Ptcycles

Knee Issue

Had Knee issues for years. Went to see the doc and he recommended a special exercise. He had me put my left knee in and pull my left knee out and then put my left knee in and shake it all about....
08-02-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,659
Posted By Ptcycles

Motivation..

I hope I can help. I too am 67. January 6th of this year I ha a radical prostectomy. Doc said I may never ride again. Two weeks ago I found a saddle I could sit on. Rode a mile. This morning at...
08-02-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,836
Posted By Ptcycles

Roundabout

Seems that when autos are in the roundabout there is little friction, (by the way what does the metric system have to do with anything), but when there is a minority involved, a bike, the minority...
07-29-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

I wanted this bike to be a Tempo so bad that I...

I wanted this bike to be a Tempo so bad that I overlooked too much... Today I measured the seat post and it was 26.4. The bike has been repainted, and all decals were removed before the repaint and...
07-28-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

I seem to smell crow cooking!! The catalogues...

I seem to smell crow cooking!! The catalogues were a great help. One thing for sure is it not a Tempo. My special investment cast lug at the top of the seatube is nothing like the catalogue. And...
07-28-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

Possible Tempo

What leads me to believe this is a Tempo, is the fact the wheelbase is 39 inches, whereas the Letour is 42 inches. Hope I don't have to eat crow, but it tastes pretty good with mustard.
Pete
07-27-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

Well, Happy days!! It looks like all the C & V ...

Well, Happy days!! It looks like all the C & V folks are sleeping in late these days. It bugged me too much not to follow through on this Schwinn, so I kept on and did my due diligence, and it...
07-23-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

Schwinn ID

How does one get this thread switched over to C & V
Thanks, Pete
07-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

Here are the pictures

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07-16-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

I have concluded that this was produced around...

I have concluded that this was produced around 1984, if I conclude correctly. I have looked through all Schwinn catalogues 1975 thru 1985. Could be a Prelude or a Super Letour. Bike will need a...
07-16-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

Ran this serial number through every Schwinn...

Ran this serial number through every Schwinn serial # site I could find. Nothing..
07-16-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ptcycles

Help to ID Schwinn

I own a lot of bikes, and enjoy doing the research to ID them. I was recently was given a Schwinn that I can not identify at all. I am sure it is a franken bike, but the serial numbers (under crank),...
07-12-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,369
Posted By Ptcycles

Snakes and Pee!

Nothing like a snake to help with that enlarged prostate..
03-21-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Ptcycles

Let us know about your saddle. When I started...

Let us know about your saddle. When I started riding again, I used a nice soft, squishy saddle. I started training for a triathlon and had perineal pain. And it pinched all of the area. My LBS...
03-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Ptcycles

Hello, I was thinking of the same thing, but I...

Hello, I was thinking of the same thing, but I was going to order the metatarsal insoles instead.
Forum: Introductions
03-04-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Ptcycles

I like the accent!

I like the accent!
03-02-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,910
Posted By Ptcycles

The best part, my likes me back.

The best part, my likes me back.
03-01-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Ptcycles

Don't feel bad, I spot welded my seat post to my...

Don't feel bad, I spot welded my seat post to my sea tube, and all I had was a cutting torch!
03-01-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Ptcycles

I feel your pain. One time I spot welded my seat...

I feel your pain. One time I spot welded my seat post to the downtube. Made adjustment tough. At least I thought ahead and planned to use a grinder.
Good luck
Replies: 12
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ptcycles

I had to drop down one size of frame to dismount...

I had to drop down one size of frame to dismount a bike. A few saddle and stem adjustments and I am back at it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,254
Posted By Ptcycles

I would be embarrassed to admit I only have one...

I would be embarrassed to admit I only have one bike. How does the old saying go? It is just as cheap to feed two mouths as feeding one!
02-28-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ptcycles

Right On!

Right On!
02-28-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ptcycles

Well I never went to the Brooks website, but here...

Well I never went to the Brooks website, but here is what I did. Bought an old Fugi, with a Brooks saddle that sat outside in the sun and rain for a decade. It was hard, curled and dry as a bone,...
Forum: Foo
02-27-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By Ptcycles

Don't need to watch the video. Everyone knows...

Don't need to watch the video. Everyone knows that gravity causes time.
02-21-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,424
Posted By Ptcycles

If you could to swim you could do a triathlon!

If you could to swim you could do a triathlon!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,166
Posted By Ptcycles

I too will take a stab in the dark and suggest...

I too will take a stab in the dark and suggest you are unable to bring a chain cleaning solution to the table. Been using kerosene for 40 years for cleaning and have never had a chain failure. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,166
Posted By Ptcycles

Sorry to put this thread to bed, but immerse...

Sorry to put this thread to bed, but immerse chain in 2 liter bottle of kerosene, swish around, hand-up and let dry in the sun, re-lube, install and go. Remember, a chain is a consumable, and it...
02-19-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ptcycles

I can't give you exact numbers, but I have mucho...

I can't give you exact numbers, but I have mucho sodium in my blood. Never got advice from the cardiologist but my urologist says this is causing my severe kidney stones. I am on some thing and...
02-16-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,833
Posted By Ptcycles

Had a biopsy on 12/3/20. Do not ride if blood in...

Had a biopsy on 12/3/20. Do not ride if blood in urine or stool. You risk sepsis if you push it. Had a radical prostectomy on 1/6/21. Will take some time to get better.Age 66, good luck
02-13-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Ptcycles

Sounds to me that this a cold weather issue, and...

Sounds to me that this a cold weather issue, and that the cable housings are stiff and slow and sluggish, due to lack of lubrication. The nylon guide I suspect has little to due with the sluggish...
02-12-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,527
Posted By Ptcycles

New age bike

Hey..
70 is the new 55, so there is no reason you shouldn't be riding a new bike for at least 20 years. Ride hard, ride strong, and ride it like you stole it. Enjoy your new bike.
02-08-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,535
Posted By Ptcycles

Dented frame

Would like to know about the components. Also, what is the price of the bike. Personally, I would not be afraid of that dent.
02-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,677
Posted By Ptcycles

Looking Backwards

Always ready for a good hindsight thread! Always good on a slow news day.
01-27-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ptcycles

Repair

If this a bike you like a lot, here is a solution. I had a similar situation with a Club Fugi that I was very partial to. I have a background in metals and it has worked out well. Looks like the...
01-18-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,209
Posted By Ptcycles

DT Shifters

Growing up, in the sixties, I always wanted a bike with DT since that was a mark of a really quality bike. Once I got one I was not impressed, they looked cool but did not care for them. Would like...
01-14-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,359
Posted By Ptcycles

I outgrew the need to pass everyone in front of...

I outgrew the need to pass everyone in front of me 20 years ago. If you are the masher I speak of, take no offense. Personally I am mostly entertained watching Cyclists ahead of me.
01-12-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,359
Posted By Ptcycles

Bugs me but shouldn't

Watching some doofus mashing around me huffing and puffing, looking miserable, and stoic. Once I found how to ride with cadence, it saved my life, better rides, better workout and a endless...
01-11-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,866
Posted By Ptcycles

Mabey jig not quite up.

I have a friend who collects smaller farm tractors. He probably has at least 20-30 at any time around his 2 acres. They only come and go when his wife is out for the day. He is constantly shuffling...
08-19-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,991
Posted By Ptcycles

I still have my bike, a late 50s Schwinn Wasp, I...

I still have my bike, a late 50s Schwinn Wasp, I believe paperboys special, Red and white, basket on the front and duel baskets on the rear. Delivered the Toledo Blade, Has extra heavy, spokes and is...
04-09-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,267
Posted By Ptcycles

Bottom Bracket Thread Clean-up

Quick question. I lightly rebuild about 50 bikes a year, (for donation), and try to do all repairs myself. I have always avoided loose bottom brackets since I did not have the tools for removal....
02-14-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,727
Posted By Ptcycles

Crude, but it worked

A few months ago I needed to replace a worn BB. Took apart and found a crossed threaded cup that was fully threaded. Broke two removers before I went for broke. Laid the bike on it's side, and...
Forum: Foo
12-14-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,398
Posted By Ptcycles

Life ?

One out of five Twilight Zone episodes proves it to me!
Forum: Triathlon
05-29-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,149
Posted By Ptcycles

Sprint...

Did my only sprint at age 57. I love to bike so I trained hardest on the bike and only marginally swimming and running. Come to find out you use a different set of muscles, swimming and running. ...
Forum: Foo
04-23-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By Ptcycles

Talked it to death. Not very humane!

Talked it to death. Not very humane!
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