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02-25-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By homelessjoe

wax

Instead of clear coating just use paste wax.It totally stops rust , easy to apply, protects paint and chrome ,lasts years....I havent used that particular brand of electro plating but I use to work...
02-25-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By homelessjoe

dream

I look at it two ways, go trash picking, curb shopping, dumpster diving, Goodwill, resale , pawn shops ,in back of your cousins garage ,college campus, scrap metal yards. ask your family and...
02-22-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,684
Posted By homelessjoe

b17

It sounds like some people do not realize the B17 comes in different sizes , widths and lengths.Of course the wrong size is gonna suck. And they are ADJUSTABLE You can tweek the comfort zone. In...
02-19-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,644
Posted By homelessjoe

keeper

I was just thinking about my keeper bikes.When you like something you cant help it .You just like it.Its not an intelligent decision its emotional.You can get attached to anything for no reason at...
02-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,968
Posted By homelessjoe

parts

Do I have to join the 21 century now....sorry OP for posting antique technology......Ive spent this last year in lockdown rebuilding my fleet of 80s bikes......been working on my chain lines all...
02-17-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,498
Posted By homelessjoe

26in

26 in wheels are the most popular tire size world wide for 100 years......you also have the widest selection of tires available.....and way cheaper.........26 in wheels are stronger and lighter...
02-16-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,574
Posted By homelessjoe

A salesman tried to sell me 700cm tires a couple...

A salesman tried to sell me 700cm tires a couple of weeks ago......they maybe fit on that bike
02-16-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,968
Posted By homelessjoe

bb

bottom brackets come in different lengths.........103mm ...106mm .....on and on.........your crank requires a specific BB length.......your chain line will be off and it might not shift if you dont...
02-16-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,122
Posted By homelessjoe

flip

This is an easy one.....spend years collecting a barn full of very desirable higher end bikes then wait for a pandemic....any one can do it
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,968
Posted By homelessjoe

the LHT is quite a strong bike......but..it looks...

the LHT is quite a strong bike......but..it looks like you did tour Siberia on that Kuwahara or at least half way there........and if you still have it........admit it ...you love that old bike dont...
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,968
Posted By homelessjoe

Super bike

Those Kuwahara touring bikes are strong enough to tour the world......you could tour Siberia on that and it would bring you home
02-14-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,128
Posted By homelessjoe

market

To many factors involved.....Take a nice bike that sells consistently sells on e bay for 1000 dollars.........If you live in Malibu and its the middle of May your might be able to get...
02-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,545
Posted By homelessjoe

parts

SUCKY???..............you guys must be trying to yank my chain..........grind my gears............HELLO.........SunTour Superbe Pro....or 1960 Cinelli stem and bars with milk white...
02-12-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 27,142
Posted By homelessjoe

wheels

I dont want to start any trouble but there are many steel bikes that are in the 10 to 15 thousand dollar range too dont ya know.......there is a waiting list to buy some of them
02-09-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,584
Posted By homelessjoe

viner

You have a beautiful bike there .....it is definitely worth putting money into fixing/repairing/restoring......its actually a jewel..........a fairly rare bike in the USA .....great racing...
02-05-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,211
Posted By homelessjoe

wheels

those would be fine to ride around the block or run up to the corner store on.......but they are really rough.....I would not call those reliable wheels at all.....you can get really racked in a high...
02-03-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,803
Posted By homelessjoe

repack

Ritchey and Kelly Breezer Fisher used old Schwinn clunkers to first ride the repack mountain trails......they had so much fun that they still grin and talk about it today......If you are competing...
02-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,709
Posted By homelessjoe

speed

Everybody has different inner rhythms no matter what the age.....find your cadence.....go for distance not speed.........slow and steady does it ...remember the tortoise and the hare........a rabbit...
02-02-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,625
Posted By homelessjoe

research

I think you will be amazed....I know I was.......that many manufactures are small one and two man shops ....then and now even with carbon......building them one by one....major names in the industry...
02-02-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,625
Posted By homelessjoe

build

Big subject but one chapter that you must include is when Schwinn developed the Electro forging method of turning sheet steel into bikes in the 60s and 70s bike boom era.I think they sold 8 million...
01-31-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,734
Posted By homelessjoe

biking

Since the plague lockdown Ive built/restored six bikes ...I didnt want six new bikes I didnt need six new bikes In fact Im irritated that I have six new bikes.....but I loved building them with a...
01-31-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,655
Posted By homelessjoe

Canyons new Aeroad CFR Di 2 has a quill stem

Canyons new Aeroad CFR Di 2 has a quill stem
01-31-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By homelessjoe

720..

I think the 720 Trek is one of very finest vintage bikes you can find......or ride........I would paint it up and drive it.........from the pictures it doesent look to bad.....there wont be any...
01-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,655
Posted By homelessjoe

Riv

Has anybody looked at new mountain bikes now? I dont think anyone makes one without front shocks..... all the high end mountain bikes are full suspension aluminum or carbon.....hydraulic disc...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,028
Posted By homelessjoe

tires

looks like I revived on old post.....maybe we should discuss obsolete bead seat diameters now
01-29-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 73,313
Posted By homelessjoe

I wasent trying to throw shade on the 760 by...

I wasent trying to throw shade on the 760 by mentioning the 170......my point is those old Treks are beauties ...all of them.......hell I have an early 412 and the geometry and proportions and design...
01-28-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 73,313
Posted By homelessjoe

900

I have never seen a 170 in person....but have dreamed of owning one.......I would really like to take one for a little spin.....and spend some time just looking at it........Im sure its probably the...
01-28-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 73,313
Posted By homelessjoe

bikes

I get it....many of those Italian bikes are works of art.....some Colnagos are just to nice to even ride with gold plating and engraved super record and such........Ive been through hundreds of bikes...
01-28-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,725
Posted By homelessjoe

joke

LITTLE JOHNNY ; Mom when I grow up I want to be a bicycle racer.

MOTHER ; Oh you silly boy you know you cant do both !
01-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,725
Posted By homelessjoe

more

PARTS BIN......usually refers to a fair size building
01-25-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,725
Posted By homelessjoe

terms

GASPIPE POS.........term used to insult ninety eight per cent of all cyclist in the world.....
What pressure you running......humorous greeting used by cyclists
CAR *****........plastic enthusiast...
01-18-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By homelessjoe

middle

I have one friend who has a box of drop bars that he replaced with flat bars and fatter tires on his builds......another builder friend has a box of flat bars from converting mountain bikes to drop...
01-18-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,169
Posted By homelessjoe

db

I have looked at four Raleigh tourer 14s in person and all of the ones I observed had Raleigh 4130 double butted cro mo main tube stickers on them and cast dropouts with screw adjustments......these...
01-17-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,246
Posted By homelessjoe

catalogs

If they havent already done it ...I wish they would take all the old Bridgestone catalogs from the 80s and 90s and bind them together into book form......I use to read them over and over......great...
01-14-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,762
Posted By homelessjoe

Its priceless lad ....its priceless

Its priceless lad ....its priceless
01-13-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,666
Posted By homelessjoe

yellow

Ive really been liking orange bikes lately and all the brightly colored ones.......yellow ,violet ,sky blue.lipstick crimson......I guess Ive had so many grey, black or burgundy or dark blue that my...
01-13-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,666
Posted By homelessjoe

youre right...Rivendell didnt start up until the...

youre right...Rivendell didnt start up until the 90s........but regardless......great frame.....I would build it and ride it with gusto
01-13-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 178,012
Posted By homelessjoe

glitch

It seems I have developed a strange mental problem......a brain glitch.......I have a black 88 Cimarron and I can not bring myself to modify it in any way.........I wanted to put some drop bars with...
01-10-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,442,969
Posted By homelessjoe

I love a good mystery,,,a mission ...a quest

I love a good mystery,,,a mission ...a quest
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,687
Posted By homelessjoe

budget

just a tip for all the poor folks..........when digital cameras came out everyone started dumping all of their film camera stuff.....old camera bags make superb bike bags.....perfect size and shape...
Forum: Touring
01-03-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 397,004
Posted By homelessjoe

touring bikes

In 1959 my older brother bought a new Schwinn Black Phanthom....[a big beach cruiser].......in 1962 when I turned 12 I got it handed down to me......I stripped off the fenders and tank and chainguard...
01-03-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,779
Views: 1,110,095
Posted By homelessjoe

I also have a Manufrance bike branded .....Star...

I also have a Manufrance bike branded .....Star France......have not really found much info on the brand but the bike has a magical ride......the tube set makes the bike seems like its...
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