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06-23-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Pompiere

I got mine in the summer of 1986, shortly after...

I got mine in the summer of 1986, shortly after reading a similar article in Bicycling magazine. They were out of the red, so I got the Black Chrome. It still looks pretty good.
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06-15-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,480
Posted By Pompiere

When I got a new bike a few years ago, I had to...

When I got a new bike a few years ago, I had to learn how to use the modern 50-30 crank, since I had always had 52-42.:foo: For 52-42, I prefer a 14-16-18-21-24-28 freewheel. It has evenly spaced...
06-03-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,932
Posted By Pompiere

This was a lot like my experience with a...

This was a lot like my experience with a Paramount that I purchased from a forum member. It was also way too big, but I made it work for a few hundred miles. I ended up selling it to a much taller...
05-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By Pompiere

No worries. Only a week since the last post is...

No worries. Only a week since the last post is not considered an "old thread" here. We are glad to see a follow up to let everyone know how things worked out, even weeks or months later. It's not...
05-26-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,051
Posted By Pompiere

There was a lot of interesting stuff, but I'm...

There was a lot of interesting stuff, but I'm trying to cut back so I left some things in the box that I might have taken in the past. The box is on it's way to CV-6....
05-14-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Pompiere

I had one of these on my Miyata back in the...

I had one of these on my Miyata back in the 1980s. When the sensor stopped working, I had it in my car as a clock/rally timer for a while. I finally threw it away when the LCD bled out and the...
05-10-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,294
Posted By Pompiere

The shiny, unblemished NOS piece seems to sick...

The shiny, unblemished NOS piece seems to sick out like a sore thumb, even if it is replacing an identical old part. I would only seek out NOS for a bike I am completely rebuilding with new paint...
05-09-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,379
Posted By Pompiere

When I bring home a newly acquired bike as nice...

When I bring home a newly acquired bike as nice as this, I'll air up the tires and take a quick test ride. For bikes that aren't ready to ride, I'll do the least amount to make it functional so I...
04-21-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,051
Posted By Pompiere

We are using the large box, which has about 10...

We are using the large box, which has about 10 times the volume, but the same 70 pound limit. It averages around 30 pounds when filled with a mix of steel and alloy parts. There are a lot of gaps...
04-21-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 661
Posted By Pompiere

Running a heat gun on low setting over the tape...

Running a heat gun on low setting over the tape lets it relax and return to near its original flatness. I am constantly fiddling with my bikes, so that helps save buying new tape every time I change...
04-20-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By Pompiere

The Bicycle Museum of America is located in New...

The Bicycle Museum of America is located in New Bremen, Ohio. The owner of the Clark forklift company purchased the Schwinn collection and brought it to New Bremen to help draw tourism. I don't...
04-10-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pompiere

I've been to the ACD Museum before, but not for...

I've been to the ACD Museum before, but not for at least 20 years. It's only a two hour trip, so we are planning to attend.
03-25-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,167
Views: 2,583,912
Posted By Pompiere

My son took his 1986 MB-2 to college for five...

My son took his 1986 MB-2 to college for five years. Amazingly, it did not get stolen, although it is a little weather beaten. He didn't want to take it to his new job, so I can use it as a blank...
03-13-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By Pompiere

I was just looking at Andy Antipas Urago, and...

I was just looking at Andy Antipas Urago, and thought I had accidently clicked on the same thread again. They are both very nice.
02-26-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Pompiere

My Le Tour is a 1988, so a few of the details are...

My Le Tour is a 1988, so a few of the details are different, but it's still pretty much the same bike. I got it for $40 at a local flea market. This photo is shortly after I brought it home and...
02-21-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By Pompiere

Long, medium, or short refers to the amount of...

Long, medium, or short refers to the amount of chain the derailleur can take up. You take the difference between the largest and smallest cogs on the freewheel and add it to the difference between...
02-09-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pompiere

Welcome to the vintage Fuji fold. I bought a...

Welcome to the vintage Fuji fold. I bought a Fuji Royale in Orlando in 1980 when I was in the Navy. It was stolen while I was stationed in Norfolk, recovered, then stolen again while I was...
02-04-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By Pompiere

My first thought when I saw this was that someone...

My first thought when I saw this was that someone had chopped a piece of downtube out of a frame to get the shifter bosses.
01-29-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,979
Posted By Pompiere

I don't know what you're talking about.:rolleyes:...

I don't know what you're talking about.:rolleyes: I bought this Paramount off a forum member who was local to me. I knew it would be a stretch, but it was so pretty! I finally sold it a couple...
01-25-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,238
Posted By Pompiere

This made me think of the Amish near me, who...

This made me think of the Amish near me, who sometimes buy retired harness race horses to pull their lightweight buggies.
01-23-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By Pompiere

A pair of Ross mountain bikes showed up at a...

A pair of Ross mountain bikes showed up at a nearby second hand shop a few years ago. They were in decent original condition, needing only lubrication and consumables. I wanted the larger of the...
01-23-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Pompiere

I can understand selling to the first one with...

I can understand selling to the first one with cash in hand. When my mom was selling her house and contents to live full time in her RV, she turned down several fair offers because someone else had...
01-22-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Pompiere

I was looking at garage sale ads on CL for...

I was looking at garage sale ads on CL for furniture for my daughter to furnish her college apartment when I spied a checkerboard decal in the background. It turned out to be a 1980 Peugeot tandem. ...
01-11-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,701
Posted By Pompiere

I don't worry about keeping everything original,...

I don't worry about keeping everything original, but I try to stay with the spirit of the era. It's not unusual for parts to be changed even before the bike leaves the shop for the first time,...
01-08-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Pompiere

I've had my Miyata 310 since 1984. It still sees...

I've had my Miyata 310 since 1984. It still sees regular use.

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1984 Miyata 310
01-01-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Pompiere

I love these old magazine scans as much for the...

I love these old magazine scans as much for the ads as for the articles. Ads for accessories are nice because they explain the advantages of their product vs. the contemporary competition.
12-21-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,656
Posted By Pompiere

"The Handyman's secret weapon"

"The Handyman's secret weapon"
12-20-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By Pompiere

Waiting through the long dark midwestern...

Waiting through the long dark midwestern winters.is rough. In late fall, when the sun starts going down early and the weather gets bad, you have all these memories from summer about changing this or...
12-19-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,656
Posted By Pompiere

I don't have any green bikes, but my son's Fuji...

I don't have any green bikes, but my son's Fuji has a little green on it.

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1989...
12-19-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Pompiere

I wouldn't call it a "frankenbike" for a couple...

I wouldn't call it a "frankenbike" for a couple of components not looking exactly like what is in the catalog. Photo shoots are done months in advance of production, so supply issues or minor...
12-17-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Pompiere

I was tired of the pumps cluttering up my work...

I was tired of the pumps cluttering up my work bench. So, I took an old broom hanger and used a little space on the wall that worked out perfectly.
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12-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Pompiere

Sort of related. I got a pair of these with a...

Sort of related. I got a pair of these with a lot of SPD pedals I bought at a swap meet. Google says they also made another version for Look cleats. I can see the utility of using regular shoes...
12-15-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,161
Posted By Pompiere

This is the only fade paint job I own, so I guess...

This is the only fade paint job I own, so I guess it's my favorite by default.

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12-14-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Pompiere

I remember being told to use a DL number because...

I remember being told to use a DL number because it was easier for police to connect it to the owner. SSN had to go through the Social Security Administration and they did not like to divulge the...
12-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,306
Posted By Pompiere

In the 1970s, DANA had a 3 speed bike...

In the 1970s, DANA had a 3 speed bike transmission conversion kit. It was designed to replace a one piece crank with a 3 speed gear box.
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12-12-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,109
Posted By Pompiere

I picked up the same bike, also with a July 1989...

I picked up the same bike, also with a July 1989 serial number, in September at a swap in Ohio. It had mismatched wheels, not only different brands, but also different sizes. It was also missing...
11-28-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,306
Posted By Pompiere

A more modern version appeared at the 2008...

A more modern version appeared at the 2008 Olympics closing ceremonies. The wheel is made of plastic and has colored LEDs inside. There were several that did some choreographed maneuvers which...
11-27-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69,616
Views: 11,301,960
Posted By Pompiere

$50 Fuji Del Ray near Toledo, Ohio...

$50 Fuji Del Ray near Toledo, Ohio...
11-24-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By Pompiere

I know someone who did that at Lowes when he...

I know someone who did that at Lowes when he planned to buy a riding mower in the spring. They only came in $20 denominations, so the look on the cashier's face was priceless when he handed her a...
11-24-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,157
Posted By Pompiere

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

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1984 Paramount Touring
I owned this Paramount Touring frame for a couple...
11-09-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,004
Posted By Pompiere

This Jamis Quest is my go to bike for any long...

This Jamis Quest is my go to bike for any long rides when I want to be as comfortable as possible. After riding the same bike for 27 years, in 2011, I decided it was time to reward myself with a new...
11-03-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,327
Posted By Pompiere

That Zeus looks pretty nice. I can't imagine the...

That Zeus looks pretty nice. I can't imagine the work list is going to be very long.
11-02-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,485
Posted By Pompiere

Does the weight of tools and spares carried in...

Does the weight of tools and spares carried in your pockets count?
10-26-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,700
Posted By Pompiere

Here it is, ready for a proper shakedown ride...

Here it is, ready for a proper shakedown ride tomorrow.

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The blue really...
10-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,700
Posted By Pompiere

I got this Cannondale touring bike last month at...

I got this Cannondale touring bike last month at the Memory Lane swap in Ohio. It has a 1989 serial number but the color looks like the 1990 ST400 catalog pictures. The frames are the same for the...
10-10-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,011
Posted By Pompiere

I just finished this Miyata for a friend. It...

I just finished this Miyata for a friend. It belonged to his late brother-in-law and he wanted to fix it up so his niece could ride it in memory of her dad. My friend said the bike sat outside, by...
10-10-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Pompiere

For me it's "Whoa, S***!!!", because they are...

For me it's "Whoa, S***!!!", because they are like hitting a slippery golf ball. The local rail trail has a lot of overhanging black walnut trees, so there are a lot of nuts on the path. You have...
10-04-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By Pompiere

The key for any bike is going to be a combination...

The key for any bike is going to be a combination of where the posts are mounted and how much adjustment there is in the brakes. This 1990 Cannondale came to me with a 27 inch front wheel and a 700...
09-28-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Pompiere

Primers will help fill in small imperfections to...

Primers will help fill in small imperfections to give you a smoother base for the paint. They also give a little tooth for the paint to adhere to. The biggest reason, I think, is to cover all the...
09-27-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 982,720
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this Cannondale tourer last Friday....

I just got this Cannondale tourer last Friday. The serial number says it was made in July 1989, but the color and cantilever brakes point to it being a 1990 ST400. It has several non-original parts,...
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