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07-31-21, 11:38 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Three and done!

I took the as-yet-unnamed Sirrus out this morning for a 21.2 mile jaunt, which carried me to 115 km total for this bike. I did the reverse of an old loop, going out Flatwood Road with its curious...
07-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By rustystrings61

Unicrown fork with eyelets was standard on the...

Unicrown fork with eyelets was standard on the Volpe by 1988 or so - BUT there also would have been cantilever mounts, which are conspicuously absent here. Stranger and stranger.
07-29-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 63,083
Views: 9,627,029
Posted By rustystrings61

1984 Schwinn Tempo for $150 in Rock Hill, SC...

1984 Schwinn Tempo for $150 in Rock Hill, SC (https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/d/rock-hill-schwinn-tempo-road-bike/7340867911.html).
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07-26-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By rustystrings61

Yeah, looking at those teeth makes me suspect...

Yeah, looking at those teeth makes me suspect baby's seen more than her share of bar fights.
07-26-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By rustystrings61

Tubing questions about late '80s Schwinns built in Mississippi

Friday I spent a whopping $15 on this poor neglected '89 LeTour -


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07-26-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By rustystrings61

The truly horizontal rear-opening track end makes...

The truly horizontal rear-opening track end makes sense for track racing, where there will NEVER be a rear brake and maintaining a constant, consistent bottom bracket height matters.

The...
07-26-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By rustystrings61

Between what Craig Griffiths has said and what my...

Between what Craig Griffiths has said and what my data collection points to, I would say 1974 or 1975. Yours appears to be a variant of the no. 76 Schweizermeister...
07-25-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17,595
Views: 1,929,852
Posted By rustystrings61

Took the $50 ‘88 Specialized Sirrus for an...

Took the $50 ‘88 Specialized Sirrus for an out-and-back to scenic Hodges, SC this morning.

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07-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,231,470
Posted By rustystrings61

Monday I bought a Specialized Sirrus for $50...

Monday I bought a Specialized Sirrus for $50 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22148856-post14356.html) which I just finished reconditioning this morning (https://www.bikeforums.net/22154200-post551.html),...
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By rustystrings61

I would say it's for someone more like 5'6" or...

I would say it's for someone more like 5'6" or so, depending on leg length, etc. This MODEL would be great, but you'll probably want a 23-in or so.

You might want to take a roll through this...
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Views: 466
Posted By rustystrings61

I think this one is a 21-in frame, which will be...

I think this one is a 21-in frame, which will be on the small side for you. I'm 5'9" and usually ride 23-in, or 58-60 cm frames, depending on angles and design. Then again, I like the old French...
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By rustystrings61

This looks like a 1983, as shown here...

This looks like a 1983, as shown here (http://vintage-centurion.com/literature/catalogs/1983_Centurion_Catalog.pdf). What plonz said above about price - does it fit you? Is it your size? One of the...
07-22-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63,083
Views: 9,627,029
Posted By rustystrings61

Schwinn High Sierra in Athens, GA for $25 on FB...

Schwinn High Sierra in Athens, GA for $25 on FB Marketplace...
07-20-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,063
Posted By rustystrings61

I wasted no time in digging into the Sirrus,...

I wasted no time in digging into the Sirrus, working for a couple of hours last night and getting in 45 minutes this morning before breakfast - it was raining, so why not? The reports you have read...
07-19-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,231,470
Posted By rustystrings61

FB Marketplace find - a 1988 Specialized Sirrus,...

FB Marketplace find - a 1988 Specialized Sirrus, which is allegedly the same frame as the Allez but with 105 parts instead of 600. Asking price was $65, $50 got it into my truck - and it's even my...
07-13-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17,595
Views: 1,929,852
Posted By rustystrings61

Edisto Beach SC

When there’s hard pack, dirt roads here can be managed on 23s -

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07-06-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17,595
Views: 1,929,852
Posted By rustystrings61

Edisto Beach, SC

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07-02-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 25,504
Posted By rustystrings61

There is something special about the combination...

There is something special about the combination of French frame geometry and metric gauge tubing - especially metric-gauge 531. My all-time favorite French bike EVER, which is in the handful of...
06-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,231,470
Posted By rustystrings61

I have a much rattier specimen of your ‘73 that...

I have a much rattier specimen of your ‘73 that came to me with ruined chrome that I built up with 44/42T chainrings and a Surly Dingle 17/19T fixed cog on one side of the cub and a White Industries...
06-17-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By rustystrings61

The main links of info I found on Liberia...

The main links of info I found on Liberia bicycles are here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/20561047-post9.html)

This is the thread I started on my Liberia....
06-17-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 63,083
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Posted By rustystrings61

I posted this early Cannondale ST the other week....

I posted this early Cannondale ST the other week. It's still for sale, but the seller dropped the price to $150....
06-17-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17,595
Views: 1,929,852
Posted By rustystrings61

Someone went to a tremendous amount of trouble to...

Someone went to a tremendous amount of trouble to try to transplant Olde-with-an-E Europe to lil ol' Greenwood, SC - they get an E for effort, anyway ...

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Views: 1,193
Posted By rustystrings61

To me, that dent is a cosmetic nothing-burger. ...

To me, that dent is a cosmetic nothing-burger. I've got an '82 Mercian with a worse dent built with 531C that I've ridden far and fast over the years, and maybe someday I'll take it to a...
06-16-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By rustystrings61

[/h1]It's the preferred tubing for use in...

[/h1]It's the preferred tubing for use in building the Hogwart's team bikes ....
06-16-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,063
Posted By rustystrings61

Around 6:30 a.m. on Deadfall Road near Clem Road...

Around 6:30 a.m. on Deadfall Road near Clem Road - we get some great sunrises around here!

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06-16-21, 06:51 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Deadfall Road near Clem Road, 6:30-ish today. ...

Deadfall Road near Clem Road, 6:30-ish today.

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06-12-21, 07:58 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I rode out to Hodges, SC and back, with a side...

I rode out to Hodges, SC and back, with a side trip to Jackson Station...
06-10-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,015
Posted By rustystrings61

... and a few more ... ...

... and a few more ...


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06-10-21, 08:55 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Gone but not forgotten - most of these pix were...

Gone but not forgotten - most of these pix were taken with film cameras many years ago -

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06-10-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,231,470
Posted By rustystrings61

It's BOTH! It's also my second entry this year...

It's BOTH! It's also my second entry this year in the Clunker Challenge. I think I can get it up and running - and running well, at that - within the $100 budget. I honestly don't think it's ever...
06-10-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,231,470
Posted By rustystrings61

FB Marketplace catch. Centurion LeMans

Not as pretty as the preceding Centurion - but it was $35, so there's that ...

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06-10-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 255,291
Posted By rustystrings61

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Harry says my latest entry in the Clunker Challenge is a dog that's been rolling...
06-08-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By rustystrings61

I have a '73 Raleigh Competition and a '73...

I have a '73 Raleigh Competition and a '73 Raleigh Gran Sport, both of which required a pass of a brake cylinder hone on an electric drill to get them to accept the correct 27.2 mm seat post. The...
06-08-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,063
Posted By rustystrings61

Fini!

I was out at 5:35 this morning on the Cannondale, cranking out the laps and winding up with 10.25 miles and hitting 109.4 km total over the last eight days. Unlike some clunkers, I think I may want...
06-07-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By rustystrings61

French bikes of all types are fascinating to me. ...

French bikes of all types are fascinating to me. I've been through my phase of lovingly restoring old PX-10s, to riding PX-10s that look like they survived Verdun, to learning to love old French...
06-05-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,063
Posted By rustystrings61

I wasn't prepared to like this bike this much ...

After a week of hamster-on-a-wheel laps around the neighborhood I was able to get out for my first real open-road ride since January. I did a final tweak of the rear hub cones to hit that happy...
06-03-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 63,083
Views: 9,627,029
Posted By rustystrings61

Early Cannondale ST500? ...

Early Cannondale ST500? (https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/d/charlotte-vintage-mens-cannondale-road/7330948301.html) $200
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06-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 307,211
Posted By rustystrings61

This year's Clunker Challenge bike is making me...

This year's Clunker Challenge bike is making me rethink my lugged steel partisan ways. Once I can spend money on it, I think this bike deserves a makeover as a dedicated long-haul and cycle-camping...
05-29-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By rustystrings61

My memory is that they came with textured black...

My memory is that they came with textured black plastic bar tape.
05-29-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By rustystrings61

We rode out from Ferrum (three of us were sons of...

We rode out from Ferrum (three of us were sons of Ferrum College faculty) to the Parkway and went left, camping the first night in Rocky Knob. We rode to Mabry Mill for breakfast before heading...
05-28-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By rustystrings61

My three riding buddies in Southwest Virginia...

My three riding buddies in Southwest Virginia c.1975-77 had Schwinn LeTours like that, one blue, one red and one this very yellow. Since there were no other LeTour colors to choose that year I got a...
05-26-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,063
Posted By rustystrings61

Free!

Well, at least the seat post is free of the frame. I wound up getting a 4 oz can of Corrosion Block-

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05-24-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By rustystrings61

I have been running a 60-in fixed-gear for gravel...

I have been running a 60-in fixed-gear for gravel and dirt roads and it's just about ideal in that application. I still prefer around a 70-in gear for pavement, though. And I run brakes fore and...
05-24-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,231,470
Posted By rustystrings61

I didn't know Uri Geller was on this list!...

I didn't know Uri Geller was on this list! *ducking*
05-21-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,876
Posted By rustystrings61

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05-21-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,370
Posted By rustystrings61

This B17 Champion Special was purchased during...

This B17 Champion Special was purchased during the great Brooks Saddle Panic of 2000. It stayed in its box until it went onto this Mercian in January 2003. It developed that tear at the nose, but...
05-20-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By rustystrings61

My 3 riding buddies in the mid 70s all had 1st...

My 3 riding buddies in the mid 70s all had 1st generation Le Tours, one blue, one red and one yellow. They came stock with steel rims and the trick was to take the bike back to Dixon’s in Roanoke and...
05-20-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,296
Posted By rustystrings61

I've owned four PX-10s through the years and they...

I've owned four PX-10s through the years and they all took a 26.4 mm seatpost. The stock unit is a steel Simplex micro-adjust unit, though I have also run SR LaPrades in 26.4 with success. It never...
05-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,063
Posted By rustystrings61

I told myself that life is too full and complex...

I told myself that life is too full and complex right now. There are too many major situations in my life that require my prompt attention, and my full attention to detail. This year, I thought, I...
05-17-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By rustystrings61

Are the bearings caged? I had similar problems...

Are the bearings caged? I had similar problems with a Sugino BB when I put the caged bearings in facing the wrong way ...
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