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08-02-21, 07:49 PM
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Posted By bark_eater

I haven't got to really go over it, but it looks...

I haven't got to really go over it, but it looks like its got 15,000 miles on the original chain, so the small chain ring and the freewheel are toast. I'm assuming the Atom free wheel is French...
08-01-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 63,086
Views: 9,628,478
Posted By bark_eater

I didnt quite smoke tires on my gravel driveway,...

I didnt quite smoke tires on my gravel driveway, but this gem is in the bike cave...:D
07-31-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By bark_eater

The early Preludes at least have a low bottom...

The early Preludes at least have a low bottom bracket, so a 650B conversion might be problematic. I started a Prelude info dump thread a while back that might help.
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07-31-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By bark_eater

I recently came across a picture in a thread...

I recently came across a picture in a thread about a Schwinn? That had a "ghost ring" between the large and small chainrings. I assume its purpose is to smooth out the shift between rings. It seems...
07-30-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By bark_eater

PM sent for Compe-v derailleur.

PM sent for Compe-v derailleur.
07-30-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,491
Posted By bark_eater

I hit "Peak SABLE" a while back and was trying...

I hit "Peak SABLE" a while back and was trying not to find any more "bargains".

So far this year:

Clean Bridgestone 450 $110

Lightly beat Fuji America $100

Another hard ridden Fuji...
07-27-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,647
Posted By bark_eater

I've got an Avocet triple crankset that from the...

I've got an Avocet triple crankset that from the thinness of the crank arms is probably pretty light. I'm missing the unobtainium inner bolts and spacers, and theoretically, it needs an IOS...
07-25-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By bark_eater

Its good for washing uncured epoxy off of tools...

Its good for washing uncured epoxy off of tools and your hands with out driving the chemicals into your blood stream like acetone....
07-25-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,081
Posted By bark_eater

This is a great reference that deserves to be in...

This is a great reference that deserves to be in some sort of "Hall of Fame" .. So I'll at least bump it back up with a question.

I've got a couple bikes that I'd like to touch up the chrome on....
07-24-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By bark_eater

I've done some rust removal from heavily rusted...

I've done some rust removal from heavily rusted tools with house hold vinegar. . I did extended multi day soaks and ended up with a clean grey surface but finely pitted/ etched by the vinegar. The...
07-21-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,271
Posted By bark_eater

I picked up a too big Fuji America recently that...

I picked up a too big Fuji America recently that came with a set of small Cannondale front panniers on a Blackburn lowrider rack. I'd say the volume of the bags is comparable to a rando bag and...
07-20-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By bark_eater

That exactly why I have a surplus of chrome rims....

That exactly why I have a surplus of chrome rims. That and I grab every junk wheel with a 3 speed hub I come across.
07-20-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By bark_eater

Thanks everyone. I'll hold on to the "name brand"...

Thanks everyone. I'll hold on to the "name brand" ones for now, and will make sure to check what rims are on the old 23" "ladies" Raleigh Superb I'm holding on to for my dotter age..
07-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,271
Posted By bark_eater

I've been trying to determine how many racks and...

I've been trying to determine how many racks and bags can go on a "Sports Tourer" before it crosses the line to "Non Cantilever Touring Bike"
07-20-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,424
Posted By bark_eater

Here's a few useful things that showed up...

Here's a few useful things that showed up recently. I actually had to go pick up the lathe, but it was the first one I've found for under a $100. Seat post clamp is likewise something I've been...
07-18-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By bark_eater

Are there any chrome steel rims worth saving?

I've got a bunch of random wheels that I'm sorting through, and am thinking of scrapping all ones with the chrome steel rims. I was wondering if any of them would be worth saving? The 2 wheels I was...
07-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 130,532
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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14 more projects hung in the belfry. That's a lot of floor space freed...
07-16-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By bark_eater

If you have any interest in riding this bike or a...

If you have any interest in riding this bike or a "French" bike of this vintage, clean it up, soak it with WD-40 and put it away till you find another "French" donor bike with a clean crank set,...
07-12-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 63,086
Views: 9,628,478
Posted By bark_eater

I've put a lot of miles on a 1989 Sports DLX....

I've put a lot of miles on a 1989 Sports DLX. Fits 28mm Gravel kings under fenders.
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Views: 634
Posted By bark_eater

I was tempted...

I was tempted...
07-10-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By bark_eater

I hadn't looked at the Pro Wheel Builder site...

I hadn't looked at the Pro Wheel Builder site before. Unless your reusing rims and spokes, I don't think you could do it your self cheaper.
07-08-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 616,090
Posted By bark_eater

WTT a 61 cm Fuji America (82-83) for 58-56cm Fuji...

WTT a 61 cm Fuji America (82-83) for 58-56cm Fuji America, Fuji Finest, Raleigh Competition or such low trail cantidate. Just found the bike but will post pictures as I clean the frame up. It looks...
07-06-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,563
Posted By bark_eater

I haven't been at this for long but I do a bike...

I haven't been at this for long but I do a bike or 2 a year. Since the end of the world, I still haven't had any signifigant shop time, but I have spent an inordinate amount of time on the internet,...
07-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By bark_eater

I'm putting together a Bridgestone 450...

I'm putting together a Bridgestone 450 conversion, with similar clearance at the chain stays.

I went with 35mm tires, because my wheelset is a bargain basement deal, so I want some leeway for...
07-05-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By bark_eater

I think the bike will fit ok with the stock stem....

I think the bike will fit ok with the stock stem. I have a couple .883" stems in my junk pile to try if necessary, including a riser stem off of a 20 year old Walmart mountain bike. For what ever...
07-04-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By bark_eater

And never underestimate the temptation to "clean...

And never underestimate the temptation to "clean up" and "refinish"

This guy must have spent hours picking away at this bike.
The remaining rust issues are almost all on the headtube area....
07-04-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By bark_eater

"Restored" Schwinn Voyageur 11.8. "Score" # 3 of 2021 and cautionary tale.

Picked this up today for $75. In light of the current What Do You Prefer - "As Found" or "Restored"..? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-181/what-do-you-prefer-found-restored-1233725/)...
07-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By bark_eater

I get that. Thing about the Triple Cross is that...

I get that. Thing about the Triple Cross is that the geometry has been compared to the Bridgestone XO-1 which is designed around moustache bars and most of the Triple Cross drop bar conversions I've...
06-30-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By bark_eater

The rear drop out could be stamped but the...

The rear drop out could be stamped but the pictures kind of lousy. The rear derailleur lower wheel looks like it might be "cowled" like a 105. Thats what got me thinking this might have started off...
06-30-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By bark_eater

Thats the only photo.

Thats the only photo.
06-30-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By bark_eater

Its already gone. I think it might have been one...

Its already gone. I think it might have been one of the 90's Paramount OS bikes. It was up for $40 and gone in under 5 hours. Funny thing was that it was local and its 45 minutes to Walmart rural...
06-30-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By bark_eater

What Schwinn is under the Ghettoflage?

Waiting to hear back about this "Schwinn Road Bike"

Any guesses as to what it actually is? Its got anodized rims and the brake cable routed down and under the top tube, besides that some one...
06-29-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By bark_eater

Thats interesting. I've got a slightly beat up...

Thats interesting. I've got a slightly beat up 21" Triple Cross scrap yard rescue, but didnt catch that it has a long top tube/mountain bike geometry.
06-28-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By bark_eater

Sounds like your trying to build a mountain bike.

Sounds like your trying to build a mountain bike.
06-28-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

I took a quick look at the bike and it looked...

I took a quick look at the bike and it looked well maintained, but ended up being a 25" frame. The guy I talked to is selling it for his father, and I get the feeling that the father was or is a bike...
06-27-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-27-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

Pictures for mstateglfr ...

Pictures for mstateglfr


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06-26-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By bark_eater

Shimano SLR aero levers vs. Dia-compe BRS?

Another minutia question:
Shimano SLR levers have been recommended for use with Tektro 559 and 650b wheels.
The bike I am converting has Dia-compe Alpha levers that look like all black...
06-24-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

Confirmation of 27 x 1 1/4" tires...

Confirmation of 27 x 1 1/4" tires (https://www.bikeforums.net/2996195-post11.html)
06-24-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

Ive got a set of 27 x 1 1/4" Paselas on hand, so...

Ive got a set of 27 x 1 1/4" Paselas on hand, so I could run those on the present wheelset if theres about 40mm clearence all around.
06-24-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

Anecdotally, 32mm as opinion.....

Anecdotally, 32mm as opinion.. (https://www.bikeforums.net/16008689-post20.html)
06-24-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

Listing states that bike has a 23" top tube. It...

Listing states that bike has a 23" top tube. It looks big for a 23" frame, but its hard to tell from the picture.

...
06-24-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

Its definitely one of those "hard tell'n not...

Its definitely one of those "hard tell'n not know'n " questions. I'll be bringing calipers and checking clearances. If its true love all over again, I'll rationalize as needed.
06-24-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

Ming Brown. The 118 bcd crankset is not a...

Ming Brown. The 118 bcd crankset is not a selling point for me. The bikes been sitting for 20+ years and the seller is of the "these things go for $400 so I'm selling this for $150" mindset, I'll...
06-24-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By bark_eater

1981 Miyata 710 with 700x38 tires?

A 1981 Miyata 710 is available locally. I need another bike project like a...(insert gruesome trope), but I do have a set of of 700x38mm gravel kings collecting dust, and the 710 is a 27' Sporty...
06-21-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By bark_eater

Evaluating a Raleigh Competition with 7 speed hub?

I'm checking out early 70's Competition tomorrow. Sellers not real chaty and the pictures arent that great, it's definatly got a Shimano 7 speed freewheel on the back. So i can assume that the hub is...
06-21-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By bark_eater

I'm almost there. 650b Im doing next will have...

I'm almost there. 650b Im doing next will have 45mm bars and a Bio Pace small ring is still on the table. Its a Bridgestone, but from just before they let Mr. Peterson off his chain. Oh well. If I...
06-17-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,888
Posted By bark_eater

"Ditch those suicide shifters"

"Ditch those suicide shifters"
06-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By bark_eater

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track...

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track wind direction. The bottles are bigger though.
06-14-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,302
Posted By bark_eater

I'm coming to terms with how a $100 bike can...

I'm coming to terms with how a $100 bike can become a $1000 bike. I have picked up a number of "deals" with bad paint, but the investment anxiety balances out because I could part them out for 2...
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