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10-17-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By wolfchild

You are allowed to stop as many times as you...

You are allowed to stop as many times as you want. for whatever reasons you want.
10-15-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 176,263
Posted By T-Mar

It's really hard to make a definitive statement,...

It's really hard to make a definitive statement, without additional photos or information. If we operate on the premise that the New 600EX is OEM, then I'd expect Tange No. 1 or No. 2. Also, the...
10-15-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 176,263
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number format, in conjuction...

Based on the serial number format, in conjuction with other features such as the pump peg, it is a 1987 model manufactured by Matsushita/National of Japan. However, it's much harder to identify the...
10-11-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,245
Posted By Route 66

My nearly maintenance free new bike

I bought this bike about a month ago and I think I'm in love. I've been riding a bike for 60+ years and I was hoping to find one that didn't require all the usual maintenance. This is my Spot ACME...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 965
Posted By Juan Foote

My experience with Mazda is limited to the 1st...

My experience with Mazda is limited to the 1st and 2nd gen RX7, which I owned a handful of over the years. They are quite quirky as a vehicle and reliability is an odd concept with them. Not to say...
09-23-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm sort of with you there. I often look to the...

I'm sort of with you there. I often look to the underdogs in life. Everyone wants the good stuff, and for good reason. But the lower end stuff needs love, too!

My wife gives me a hard time because...
09-22-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By T-Mar

We saw these as substitutes on many lower end...

We saw these as substitutes on many lower end Raleigh, circa 1972-1973. I concur that the execution and subsequent perforamance left something to be desired. Fortunately, Shimano saw the promise and...
09-21-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By repechage

If I had more money for tooling way back, I would...

If I had more money for tooling way back, I would have made a hot rod version of the Altenberger design, the concept was there, the execution was lacking.

spot face the arms, brass bushings, maybe...
09-21-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By thook

here they are on classic rendezvous... ...

here they are on classic rendezvous...

Altenburger brake set (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Germany/Altenburger/Altenburger_brakes.htm)
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,193
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Funny, I'm a 24 year old with the body of an 81...

Funny, I'm a 24 year old with the body of an 81 year old.
08-16-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17,988
Views: 2,033,404
Posted By jimmuller

As usual there be lots of good pics of good...

As usual there be lots of good pics of good rides.

We took the tandem out yesterday, tried out a few new roads (which I discovered on my solo ride last weekend), ended up with 29.3 miles. The...
08-16-21, 03:54 PM
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Posted By daverup

This morning I took the Austro Daimler to the...

This morning I took the Austro Daimler to the lake. Barely visible in the background are Ensign 22ft sailboats. This week is the Ensign National Championship Regatta on Lake Superior. I might have...
06-19-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,995
Posted By T-Mar

Given the reference in the notes, it should be a...

Given the reference in the notes, it should be a 1981 catalogue.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Mosman12

Beautiful bike

Beautiful bike
04-25-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By T-Mar

It's always been my understanding that Weinmann...

It's always been my understanding that Weinmann wanted the safety lever and that it resulted in a reciprocal technology exchange between the two companies. However, I also thought this took place in...
04-25-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By non-fixie

They were introduced in Europe in the late...

They were introduced in Europe in the late sixties, I believe, on touring bikes. They add the benefits of the Guidonnet levers, which were popular in France, to the traditional drop bar levers. They...
04-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By repechage

Yep, 1969 as I recall admiring bikes at the...

Yep, 1969 as I recall admiring bikes at the Schwinn Shop, might have been a 1970 model thing. One could reference the Schwinn consumer catalogs... with prices as Schwinn was “fair traded”

Peugeot...
04-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By thinktubes

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's
04-25-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By dedhed

Show up in the 1969 Schwinn catalog. ...

Show up in the 1969 Schwinn catalog.
​​​​​​https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1969.html
04-10-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 64,408
Views: 9,999,861
Posted By thumpism

Y'know, maybe it's just me, but I'd guess you're...

Y'know, maybe it's just me, but I'd guess you're just "one click" away from finding out what's in the link. It might be a Cannondale touring bike, or it might not, but that's damn sure what I thought...
02-27-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4,603
Views: 471,306
Posted By daverup

Nice! I think it was a great pick however it...

Nice! I think it was a great pick however it works out. I fixed up a 80's Centurion Mixte for my wife and she really likes it.
02-27-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,603
Views: 471,306
Posted By daverup

Chocolate Carmel Bridgestone! I'll bet it will...

Chocolate Carmel Bridgestone! I'll bet it will shine up nicely
02-23-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Andy_K

I generally rush every bike into rideable...

I generally rush every bike into rideable condition and then slowly plan to rebuild it and accumulate parts until I can turn it around completely. So I end up with bikes that have a history like...
02-22-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By gugie

Mostly I just stare at them. They stare right...

Mostly I just stare at them. They stare right back. I know they want to get out of purgatory and hit the road, but I'm still a working stiff and only have so much love to give at any given time.
...
02-20-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 176,263
Posted By T-Mar

Frame was manufactured in mid-1983, so it should...

Frame was manufactured in mid-1983, so it should be a 1983 model. The rear derailleur is definitely a replacement. The frame is manufactured with Bridgestone's Technart process, whereby the lugs are...
02-17-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By juvela

----- shape appears somewhat Concor-esque ...

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shape appears somewhat Concor-esque

this fits in with an eighties era datum

perhaps other readers shall know the names of Sinyard's saddle vendors...


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02-14-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 176,263
Posted By T-Mar

The frame was manufactured in July 1980 by...

The frame was manufactured in July 1980 by Kuwahara. Thxs for posting.
02-11-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 64,408
Views: 9,999,861
Posted By tricky

"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for...

"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for fleabay"
"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for cracklist"
"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for Offerdown"
:lol:

Relax my dude! FB sucks,...
12-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well low and behold........ based on the...

Well low and behold........ based on the consensus I looked in my storage area and found a newer version Mavic that cosmetic wise looks nearly identical to the smashed vintage unit👍🏻. In spite of...
12-26-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mad Honk

I suspect that collector I know in Chicago will...

I suspect that collector I know in Chicago will drive to Bloomington pick them all up and re-distribute them to the cycling community. He might just keep one or two of them, to join his...
12-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By gomango

Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD...

Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD tendencies for 35 years. She politely asked me to clear the deck this coming calendar year. I am keeping four total, which seems pretty reasonable. Expect to...
12-26-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By John E

I have started doing a slow and deliberate "death...

I have started doing a slow and deliberate "death clean," with the intent of clearing out clutter and things that no one in my extended family can use. I do not want to burden my family.

I have...
12-26-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By RobbieTunes

On OP’s topic: I made arrangements. Then I...

On OP’s topic: I made arrangements.
Then I moved, so I’ll remake them.
No biggie. I’ll be dead.
If someone gets a landfill score, I’m good.
12-26-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By jamesdak

Ahhhh, that's a problem for the kids to work out...

Ahhhh, that's a problem for the kids to work out when it comes. Call it payback for all the grey hairs they gave me raising them. LOL!!
12-26-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Your non-cycling spouse sells them for peanuts...

Your non-cycling spouse sells them for peanuts based recollection of what you reported at the time
12-26-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By Bianchigirll

Something else to keep me awake at night

Something else to keep me awake at night
12-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By beicster

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to...

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to is a 93 Paramount mountain bike, which I bought new. I rode it on my only trip to Moab. My stepson toured the country on it with an xtracycle...
12-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Skullo

The last few years I have measured my cycling in...

The last few years I have measured my cycling in hours on the bike. The distance covered has become less and less important to me.
My average is around three hours per ride. I did not plan it ,it...
12-19-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,332
Posted By cyclingarri

Depends on Bike

I think it depends on the type of bike and year it was made. On Vintage bikes I think they look awesome. Kept clean and shiny they add to look of the bike. But the plastic ones once they've yellowed...
12-18-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By curbtender

Pretty normal to misinterpret a response. I'm...

Pretty normal to misinterpret a response. I'm taking that he agrees with him. Kenda is one of the few available tires out there for the Schwinn. More like a balloon tire though.
12-15-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By oldlugs

I was able to clean up a pair of those white...

I was able to clean up a pair of those white Schwinn grips using a combination of dawn and steel wool, then a few hours in bleach and water.
What it seemed like was that the surface layer was sort...
12-15-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/cleaning-white-h...

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/cleaning-white-handle-bar-grips.39793/

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/white-grips-and-bleach.101826/


The two CABE thread links above might also have some...
12-14-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By dmark

Clorox sponge worked for me on bar tape left in...

Clorox sponge worked for me on bar tape left in place on the bar.
12-14-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By tiger1964

I wonder if Novus plastic polish would help?...

I wonder if Novus plastic polish would help? NOVUS...
12-13-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By viperocco

I would suggest trying something like Fantastic...

I would suggest trying something like Fantastic first and get more aggressive as needed.
12-13-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By dddd

I can't advise this, but I recently donned two...

I can't advise this, but I recently donned two pair of nitrile gloves and used Jet Spray Gumout on a small bit of cloth to restore some white Shimano aero lever hoods.

The hoods on this...
12-13-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Mr. 66

I would try rubbing compound, I haven't used it...

I would try rubbing compound, I haven't used it on handles but I have used it on yellowed cable housing.
11-08-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 13,928
Posted By SpeedRanger

Don't always ride a predetermined route, explore...

Don't always ride a predetermined route, explore your town/city and you may find something new that interest you....a park, store, restaurant, etc.

As mentioned above, If you ride solo join up...
11-06-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,850
Posted By BFisher

Trying to analyze stuff like this online never...

Trying to analyze stuff like this online never seems productive. Handlebar tilt, brake lever position, saddle tilt/setback, Q-factor, etc - you don't know unless you actually know.

I've known...
11-03-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By mountaindave

There’s nothing quite like vintage steel. What...

There’s nothing quite like vintage steel. What brought me here is the fact that I grew up on “old steel.” First in my dad’s Gitane TdF, then my own Specialized Sirrus (see signs below).

FWIW,...
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