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11-25-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 194,898
Posted By madpogue

While we're on chromies (and specifically...

While we're on chromies (and specifically Hoodies...):
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As bought - since...
11-25-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ First shot is a slingshot, not a...

^^^^^ First shot is a slingshot, not a bull-moose. And of course, this being BF / C&V, "there's a thread for that".... https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1210814-slingshot-stems.html . Still,...
11-19-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By madpogue

Thread needs a chrome Ross: ...

Thread needs a chrome Ross:
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("As bought" shot - I've since replaced the...
11-16-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By madpogue

My first "10-speed", bike-boom gas-piper sold by...

My first "10-speed", bike-boom gas-piper sold by JCPenney, had those same Balilla brakes. Somehow I survived.
11-15-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 61,398
Posted By madpogue

As a separate section/forum outside of C&V, such...

As a separate section/forum outside of C&V, such a forum would inevitably contain a lot of non-C&V content; I, for one, would rather not slog through such content. So perhaps a sub-forum, at the same...
11-14-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,233
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Hubs named "Crossland", radially spoked --...

^^^^^ Hubs named "Crossland", radially spoked -- someone has a sense of humor.....
11-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By madpogue

My Schwinn tandem and two Specialized MTBs are...

My Schwinn tandem and two Specialized MTBs are rigged that way. Not sure how else you'd do it. Actually, a few of my MTBs have the top-tube / down-the-seat-stay RD cable routing, but none of them...
11-10-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10,411
Views: 1,340,008
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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11-06-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,246
Posted By madpogue

Fify....

Fify....
11-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 230,013
Posted By madpogue

The livery matches 1990:...

The livery matches 1990: https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/1990-fuji-catalog-no-20-edition...
11-05-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

It's trike week (month? season?) here..... ...

It's trike week (month? season?) here.....

The OG "cargo bike", from decades before the phrase was coined
...
11-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

....or the thumbies or the moto brake levers or...

....or the thumbies or the moto brake levers or the (Suntour?) horseshoe pedals or the.....

Things have slowed a lot here as well, despite the unseasonably warm autumn. Not seeing exactly "crazy"...
11-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10,411
Views: 1,340,008
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Is that the famous "501" crankset? (Or is...

^^^^ Is that the famous "501" crankset? (Or is that "SOL"?) In any event, someone needs to buy this so the poor fellow can afford a keyboard with working "." and SHIFT keys.
11-01-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By madpogue

First -- in case you don't already know -- the...

First -- in case you don't already know -- the non-drive-side pedal is REVERSE threaded.

To the above -- I would recommend the heavy-duty Park pedal wrench (sorry, I forget the exact tool #). You...
10-27-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,703
Posted By madpogue

Don't stare too long at that head badge...

Don't stare too long at that head badge (presuming yours is the same as mine).........
10-25-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10,411
Views: 1,340,008
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ And good to see you back in C&V, Carrie ...

^^^^^ And good to see you back in C&V, Carrie TriBiker19
10-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,960
Posted By madpogue

You necro-posted this thread just for the 911...

You necro-posted this thread just for the 911 photo-bomb, right?




KIDDING; the fade on that Lotus is fly, and the MTBs in the brand are hard to come by (in these parts, anyway).
10-25-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By madpogue

So you're trying a non-QR bolt with a sleeve nut,...

So you're trying a non-QR bolt with a sleeve nut, and the sleeve nut is too large a diameter? That's expected. QR bolts/nuts don't have the sleeve, so any "typical" one should fit. I have several in...
10-19-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,703
Posted By madpogue

That's a voracious dog; usually they just swallow...

That's a voracious dog; usually they just swallow Christmas ornaments or socks or something.....
10-18-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

I want me some of: ...

I want me some of:
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10-18-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ +1, I faintly recall reading that Jim...

^^^^^^ +1, I faintly recall reading that Jim Blackburn co-ordinated the sizes/spacing of his racks to precisely fit the braze-ons of the Treks.

Who would send such a creature to the skip? :foo:
10-18-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

You have to wax your handlebar mustache in order...

You have to wax your handlebar mustache in order to use it to install a mustache handlebar.
10-17-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

But does it hook up to the hot water, or cold?

But does it hook up to the hot water, or cold?
10-16-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By madpogue

+1 imagine how a set of fat Maxxises would make...

+1 imagine how a set of fat Maxxises would make this thing pop.

This bike would def have followed me home.
10-13-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By madpogue

This one lasted 40 years, using adhesive...

This one lasted 40 years, using adhesive technology that's since been eclipsed many times over. Using one of the suggestions above, you may still want to check it again, and be ready to renew/refresh...
10-13-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

Another potential ShopGoodwill steal for anyone...

Another potential ShopGoodwill steal for anyone near Omaha (just a little too far for me....), appears to be an '83 520.

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/153075385Vintage Trek bike (local pickup...
10-13-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,199
Posted By madpogue

Well, isn't that SPECIAL???

Here's another "Special" Takara, but this one features some sort of runic symbols in the background (extra credit if you can translate it):...
10-11-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 589,133
Posted By madpogue

I have, with calipers like this, had some success...

I have, with calipers like this, had some success with VERY CAREFULLY twisting the arms so that the pads hit the rim on the leading edge first.
10-11-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By madpogue

FYI your 620 probably has rack braze-ons near the...

FYI your 620 probably has rack braze-ons near the top of the seat stays. This rack would work, but it would mount using the brake bolt. A bike like yours could take a seat-stay type rack (SS-1, etc),...
10-10-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By madpogue

I have a Cannondale I used to ride taken apart in...

I have a Cannondale I used to ride taken apart in my basement, and my family had a VW bus when I was a little kid 55 years ago. Does that count?
10-10-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

Sorta-grail bike for me, '90-ish, alas it's pick...

Sorta-grail bike for me, '90-ish, alas it's pick up only, looks like someone's gonna steal it. Hideous "Navigators" decals, nice Ritchey seatpost, wheelset is a bit garish but at least they're a sane...
10-10-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By madpogue

So how do you know the jersey in question is...

So how do you know the jersey in question is pink? Looks....er... orange to me, yeah, or maybe green.... uh... blue, yeah, that's the ticket.....
10-10-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

And being a 700/700, it's not as "Terry-esque" as...

And being a 700/700, it's not as "Terry-esque" as the typical 700/650 or 700/24 Terry. Short top-tube, however.

And a cool old Dodge van it's leaning on.
10-10-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist for Roadblocker (looks red to my...

Photo assist for Roadblocker (looks red to my untrained eye.....):...
10-09-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

You know Offerup strictly forbids decent photos...

You know Offerup strictly forbids decent photos of items being sold, right?
10-09-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,017
Posted By madpogue

Dayum! x I just finished up an old Schwinn Le...

Dayum! x I just finished up an old Schwinn Le Tour (Bridgestone-made), with the tires fused to the rim like that. I think getting that old rubber of the rims was more work than any other operation.
...
10-07-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By madpogue

The next sequel will feature multiple primate...

The next sequel will feature multiple primate species riding Varsitys with Sting Ray handlebars; to be titled "Planet of the Ape-hangers".
10-06-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

It's raining (Iron)men..... This one could...

It's raining (Iron)men.....

This one could be a steal, think it's an '86, smallish (52cm?), pickup only in Indy:

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/152751197Centurion Ironman Dave Scott BicycleTime...
10-03-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,459
Posted By madpogue

Hey, at least he didn't have a self-important...

Hey, at least he didn't have a self-important critical opinion about the chain.....
10-01-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,464
Posted By madpogue

I'm in a college town (instant townie), yeah, I...

I'm in a college town (instant townie), yeah, I get the sense that getting through 4 years of college without your bike getting stolen/trashed is an accomplishment in itself. Good for him.

The old...
10-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

I was a COBOL programmer in 1983 (riding a...

I was a COBOL programmer in 1983 (riding a then-new '82 Trek 613 in 531 and the same colorway as the bike you posted, BTW), and we were actually VERY aware of the looming Y2K issue. But hardware...
09-30-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Yeah, sure, but what's your favorite...

^^^^^^ Yeah, sure, but what's your favorite pour-over coffee emporium?
09-30-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By madpogue

At my age, "cross-fit" means that as I'm coming...

At my age, "cross-fit" means that as I'm coming home from a ride, I have to yell at the neighbor kids to get off my lawn.
09-29-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By madpogue

Yowzah, 9 and 15 quid in 1979 dollars for a...

Yowzah, 9 and 15 quid in 1979 dollars for a single tire? Makes a $30 Pasela seem like a downright bargain today. Good reminder; I reckon most of us spent a considerably higher percentage of our...
09-29-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,243
Posted By madpogue

Wow, I thought I was big at 10lb 8oz..... I...

Wow, I thought I was big at 10lb 8oz.....

I vaguely recall the rough guide being 2:1, that is, however much primer you use, you need twice as much color. But it's been 40 years and many dead brain...
09-29-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By madpogue

What's the ask? Option: low-ball it based on the...

What's the ask? Option: low-ball it based on the risk of bent top/down tubes, offer what you think the bar-ends and the Blackburn are worth, the rest is (if wavy...) gravy.
09-29-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,176
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ So they geezer-fied the handlebar /...

^^^^^^^ So they geezer-fied the handlebar / levers, but retained the downtube shifters and 23s? Sounds like a not-really-comfy combo
09-27-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By madpogue

Or maybe Eugene Levy as Earl Camembert.

Or maybe Eugene Levy as Earl Camembert.
09-27-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,422
Posted By madpogue

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x127/cdn_8994dbdcceb41cb22185fe0eea4656d8bff98b5e.jpg
09-27-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 225,189
Posted By madpogue

Picked up this 1987 just before the "bug" drifted...

Picked up this 1987 just before the "bug" drifted over. Needed derailleurs and wheelset; I honestly forget where they came from. Paint needs work, to say the least.
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