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07-08-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 192,066
Posted By wagonfanatic

Sekaa

Rescued Sekai 2400 from the dump. Have cleaned it up the best I can...next will get rid of the rust. Need to find a good touch up paint for all the rust spots and knicks. 1985, Tange 900 frame. Will...
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By wagonfanatic

Yes they are quick release. Im thinking ill save...

Yes they are quick release. Im thinking ill save wheels, skewers, and head badge. Maybe bars too.
06-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By wagonfanatic

me too. Thought the brompton finally had...

me too. Thought the brompton finally had something to give it a run for its money!
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By wagonfanatic

Star bike-- is anything on here worth saving?

Whats this bike? Never heard of it. Are their any parts worth saving from this frame? I suspect Vintage shimano tourney isnt worth much and the frame isnt worth saving. Thoughts?
...
06-27-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By wagonfanatic

Another way of asking these questions is: Which...

Another way of asking these questions is: Which nation had the best bikes each decade? Which bike symbolized that dominance?

I love the answers so far. Definitely fuels my inner bike historian...
06-24-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By wagonfanatic

Best classic bike of each decade?

I'm playing around with the idea of collecting 1 bike from each decade that showcases "modern" technology and innovation from that era. Part of me likes the idea of having a different nationality for...
06-22-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By wagonfanatic

Are the shift levers still up for grabs? I'm very...

Are the shift levers still up for grabs? I'm very interested.
05-15-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,597
Posted By wagonfanatic

Best MTB frame for Gravel Bike project?

I want to build a DIY gravel bike and I'm on a budget. I think my best path is taking a 26er MTB frame and adding drop bars and modern gearing (likely 1x9 or 1x10).

My question really pertains to...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 83,027
Posted By wagonfanatic

I just shot my Shimano RSX rear hub, looking for...

I just shot my Shimano RSX rear hub, looking for another one. This is on my '97 Novara Randonee DD.

Located it Boston, happy to drive to pick up or pay for shipping. Thanks!
10-25-15, 01:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By wagonfanatic

Its great to read all these reviews. I'm still on...

Its great to read all these reviews. I'm still on the fence for my first cam-- I guess I should just pick one and go with it
10-19-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By wagonfanatic

Okay, great to know. I'll pass on it. Thanks for...

Okay, great to know. I'll pass on it. Thanks for the help!
10-19-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By wagonfanatic

Darn. I really don't want one of those. ...

Darn. I really don't want one of those.

Assuming that it is a Varsity, how much do you think its worth?
10-19-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By wagonfanatic

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/Cla...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/Classic_Schwinn_Headbadge.jpg

It has a classic Schwinn badge on the front like this (this is not the actual bike though)
10-19-15, 09:59 AM
10-19-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By wagonfanatic

Help Identifying Mid/ Late 70s Schwinn-- Sport Tourer? Superior?

I'm considering buying a mid-late 70s Schwinn 10-speed off of CL.

The post is currently not active because the seller is withholding the bike from the market until Wednesday to let me make a...
09-08-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,495
Posted By wagonfanatic

I actually just found a mid-70s Raleigh Record in...

I actually just found a mid-70s Raleigh Record in my basement...

Its in rough shape, but I think itd be a fun rehab project. Just trying to figure out if its worth it since it was a low end bike....
08-31-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By wagonfanatic

Great reivew--- very helpful. Thanks

Great reivew--- very helpful. Thanks
08-31-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,495
Posted By wagonfanatic

I'm a 58, although I just bought a Lemond and...

I'm a 58, although I just bought a Lemond and that was a 57.

For whatever reason I'm very attracted to the vintage Raleighs...probably because my Father in law is Scottish and is always rambling...
08-30-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By wagonfanatic

Yeah, good point. I suppose durability, product...

Yeah, good point. I suppose durability, product support, and many of the questions I first asked are far more important than seeing video quality side by side.
08-28-15, 11:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,495
Posted By wagonfanatic

Would you mind naming a few of the different ones...

Would you mind naming a few of the different ones that you see? Forgive my ignorance, I just don't know a ton about vintage bikes. I've googled a fair amount, but imagine I could get much faster...
08-28-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,495
Posted By wagonfanatic

I would also add that I'd prefer it to be light...

I would also add that I'd prefer it to be light and strong steel (as most are). Did they make a lot of Frames with Steel like Reynolds 520? Or what were the highest quality Steel Frames made in the...
08-28-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By wagonfanatic

Commuting videos from different cameras would...

Commuting videos from different cameras would certainly enrich this thread...
08-28-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By wagonfanatic

The Fly6 seems like a really great option for a...

The Fly6 seems like a really great option for a rear camera. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the Fly12 is like.

Does anyone else use a camera thats designed just to face to the rear?
08-28-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,495
Posted By wagonfanatic

If you could only have one vintage 12-speed...

Years ago I inherited my Dad's 1989 Centurion Accordo. While not the fanciest or raciest bike around, I loved its simplicity and ride. I put thousands of miles on the frame over the past decade....
08-26-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By wagonfanatic

By most of the reviews I've read so far, it seems...

By most of the reviews I've read so far, it seems like the Go Pros are still the best product out there. I'm really curious how the other competitors stack up though-- can you really get a decent...
08-26-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By wagonfanatic

Okay, great suggestions both. I'll start with the...

Okay, great suggestions both. I'll start with the Helicoil insert and move to a full replacement if that doesn't work. I imagine that if I contact Bike Friday they would have the exact replacement...
08-26-15, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By wagonfanatic

Quick question on replacing stripped Crank Arm

I have a Bike Friday New World Tourist that I managed to strip the inner threads of the crank arm (to the pedal). The pedal somehow got lose, and I didn't tighten it soon enough while riding, so it...
08-26-15, 02:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By wagonfanatic

Reviews of Video Cameras for Cycling

Video cameras like Go Pros are an increasingly common accessory for cyclists who wish to document their rides or capture photographic evidence of dangerous drivers.

I think it would be...
08-26-15, 01:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,840
Posted By wagonfanatic

Making the roads safer often requires us to have...

Making the roads safer often requires us to have frank conversations with other cyclists, not just blame everything on infrastructure or drivers. Bad cyclists are a serious problem, and they give...
08-26-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By wagonfanatic

Okay, interesting-- thats quite helpful. I...

Okay, interesting-- thats quite helpful.

I suppose my main concern is making sure the rest is not so deep-- so structural-- as to threaten to integrity and longevity of the frame. My father...
08-25-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By wagonfanatic

Here are two other close up photos... ...

Here are two other close up photos...

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Like I said, any advice would be greatly appreciated!
08-25-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By wagonfanatic

How to remove Rust from a Surly Traveler's Check Frame AND How much is it worth?

I've been given the opportunity to buy a 2008 Surly Traveler's Check bike frame. I have wanted one of these bikes for quite some time, and have also been looking for a build project, so this seems...
Forum: Touring
08-25-15, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By wagonfanatic

Here is what I ended up with: 473082 ...

Here is what I ended up with:

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Forum: Touring
08-24-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By wagonfanatic

Thanks all for the advice so far-- its been very...

Thanks all for the advice so far-- its been very useful as I figure out how to move forward.

I just found a 1997 Novara Randonee on Craigslist for $150 and pulled the trigger. There was only 1...
Forum: Touring
08-05-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By wagonfanatic

Yeah, I one of the main reasons I want to build...

Yeah, I one of the main reasons I want to build from the frame up is to get an intimate knowledge of the bike, all the parts, and how they fit together.

For the time being, I suppose I'm no...
Forum: Touring
08-05-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By wagonfanatic

I've just realized a major flaw: My existing...

I've just realized a major flaw: My existing wheels are not fit for Disc brakes. So I'll have to go with a whole new wheel set, which means I might as well just buy the whole bike used and swap out...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By wagonfanatic

While style is secondary to functionality for my...

While style is secondary to functionality for my build, my plan is to create a British Racing Green Disc Trucker w/ a Saddle Brown saddle and leather handle bar tape. Perhaps also white brake tubing....
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By wagonfanatic

Surly Disc Trucker Build Project -- Help Wanted

Last week I got in a little wreck, and cracked the frame of my Dad's old late 80s/early 90s Centurion Accordo. I absolutely loved that bike and had put 2,000 miles on it the past two years of...
06-23-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,329
Posted By wagonfanatic

Would this suffice? SRAM MRX Comp 3 Speed...

Would this suffice?

SRAM MRX Comp 3 Speed Left Index Front Grip Shift Bike Twist Shifter | eBay...
06-23-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,306
Posted By wagonfanatic

POWERED BY PIZZA 460135 its time to...

POWERED BY PIZZA

460135

its time to bring this thread back to life!

I'm actually selling my car this week and just picked up another Bike Friday :) So these ideas are alive and well.
09-09-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By wagonfanatic

Excellent. Both of these are helpful-- thanks.

Excellent. Both of these are helpful-- thanks.
09-08-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By wagonfanatic

Compatibility for BR-A350 Brake Pads

I have an old Centurion Accordo with the original brakes on them. They are BR-A350. I need new pads, but don't want to get whole new brakes (as my local shop is recommending).

Which Shimano pads...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 95,320
Posted By wagonfanatic

Wanted: A Bike Friday folding rear rack ...

Wanted: A Bike Friday folding rear rack

Willing to trade whatever you need (I have a lot of different parts)
04-22-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By wagonfanatic

Okay, all this is good to know

Okay, all this is good to know
04-22-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By wagonfanatic

Okay thanks. I'll check out both of these...

Okay thanks. I'll check out both of these possibilities. If its jumping, could that be because the chain is too long? Or what happens when the chain is too long?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,916
Posted By wagonfanatic

This is a good idea. There is no doubt in my mind...

This is a good idea. There is no doubt in my mind that airline are only going to get more restrictive, and a 44 lb limit will become more common. Certainly, as you note, you can divide your bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,895
Posted By wagonfanatic

Thanks everyone! You'll certainly see photos from...

Thanks everyone! You'll certainly see photos from our adventures posted on this forum soon. We are doing the Isle of Man, France, and Spain this June.
04-22-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By wagonfanatic

Gear Issues after New Chain Install

I've search around the forum for thirty minutes and can't seem to find help on this one.

I just installed a new chain (my first time) on my Centurion Accordo. Chain was picked up from LBS. I used...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,895
Posted By wagonfanatic

My girlfriend just bought a Bike Friday Pocket...

My girlfriend just bought a Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe 27 speed, with excellent components. We found it on Ebay for $1250. Our long search is over! Now its time to tour.

Thanks all for the help
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,916
Posted By wagonfanatic

I went with the F'lite 30. I'm only going to use...

I went with the F'lite 30. I'm only going to use it for Airline travel. Will get a soft case for Buses/ Trains/ Car.

Bike Friday said they've never heard of any sizing issues with the 30, even...
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