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10-04-23, 09:47 AM
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Posted By daywood

Iím envious. So many possibilities. If I wanted...

Iím envious. So many possibilities. If I wanted it to be more of an upright bike, Iíd probably put a wider bar on it with a little rise and some ergo grips. Iíd probably put some gravel tires on it...
09-26-23, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,239
Posted By daywood

I also seem to have become a Schwinn magnet...

I also seem to have become a Schwinn magnet lately, and they keep jumping into the back of my pickup when I drive past thrift stores.

1984 World Sport:
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09-06-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 3,879,898
Posted By daywood

1990 Schwinn Crosscut Resto-Mod

I recently re-homed a lovable vintage drop-bar conversion, and I found I needed another one to fill the hole in my heart. :)
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08-13-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

2023 Bridge Pedal in Portland

This annual event held today in Portland is all about bikes on bridges. The city closes portions of, or all of, 7 bridges across the Willamette River, which I'm sure does not amuse people trying to...
08-11-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 3,879,898
Posted By daywood

Schwinn Crosscut

I found this 1990 Schwinn Crosscut for $39 in a charity thrift shop. It appears to have most of the original bits except for the rear wheel and the seat. That the rear wheel has been replaced is...
07-14-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

Dam and locks on the Saar River near Saarsburg. ...

Dam and locks on the Saar River near Saarsburg.

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07-13-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

On a bridge over the Mosel near Bernkastel with...

On a bridge over the Mosel near Bernkastel with the Sensa hybrid bike provided by the barge and bike tour my wife and I are on.

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07-03-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,460
Views: 3,558,478
Posted By daywood

Thanks! Here's the original post with the full...

Thanks! Here's the original post with the full picture: 7403 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22779989-post7403.html)

That is indeed the Advent X cassette and derailleur with the matching brifters. I...
07-03-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7,460
Views: 3,558,478
Posted By daywood

I just remove the front derailleur and the...

I just remove the front derailleur and the original chainrings and put a single speed chainring in the middle position. On this Hard Rock, I added some spacers between the spider and the chainring to...
07-01-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7,460
Views: 3,558,478
Posted By daywood

Big amen on this. Iíve put the Advent X set on...

Big amen on this. Iíve put the Advent X set on two bikes, one drop bar and one flat bar, and I couldnít be happier with how easy it is to set up and how precisely it shifts.
06-14-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

Brooklyn Bridge. The last of the New York bridges...

Brooklyn Bridge. The last of the New York bridges for me, at least for a while. This new bike path is not nearly as scenic as the walking path, which used to be a combined use path. But the new one...
06-12-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

Another one on the Empire State Trail, this one...

Another one on the Empire State Trail, this one on the Wallkill River between New Paltz and Rosendale.

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06-10-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,418
Views: 921,102
Posted By daywood

The OP may have been referring to the elegance of...

The OP may have been referring to the elegance of the look and may have also been referring to how the amount of curve in the fork contributes to the amount of trail in the front end geometry. This...
06-09-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

Walkway Across the Hudson State Historic Park, a...

Walkway Across the Hudson State Historic Park, a 1-1/4 mile former railroad bridge now part of the Empire State Trail near Poughkeepsie.

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06-05-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

The Buxton Trestle on the Banks-Vernonia State...

The Buxton Trestle on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.


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05-20-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 2,935,349
Posted By daywood

1986 Schwinn High Sierra

This is about as close as I've come to a restoration. Usually, it's more like, "This is a nice frame. What can we make of it?" But I think these High Sierras have beautifully understated paint...
05-06-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

The Dungeness River Bridge on the Olympic...

The Dungeness River Bridge on the Olympic Discovery Trail near Sequim (Skwim), Washington.

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05-01-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By daywood

On the Trail of the Coeur DíAlenes where it...

On the Trail of the Coeur DíAlenes where it crosses Chatcolet Lake.

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04-30-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 350,985
Posted By daywood

Looks like a fun project! I might take the stem...

Looks like a fun project! I might take the stem to a couple of community bike shops and dig through their bins of riser bars to see if what if anything fits between the clamps. I am rebuilding a bike...
04-29-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By daywood

I am in the process of using them to ship two...

I am in the process of using them to ship two bikes coast to coast the other direction and itís about the same as you paid. Having just packed up the first of the bikes, I can see what you mean about...
04-28-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 2,935,349
Posted By daywood

1 and 3. Like seeing them in the “wild.”

1 and 3. Like seeing them in the “wild.”
04-06-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,132
Posted By daywood

Amen. I apparently have the credo that a project...

Amen. I apparently have the credo that a project (any kind) isnít worth doing unless it requires a new tool. 😂
04-04-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 52,026
Posted By daywood

Thanks. Yeah, and it might be our last one on the...

Thanks. Yeah, and it might be our last one on the tandem, even though I love the event. As you probably know, the last half of it is sublime: Blasting down off the top deck of the Fremont, down...
04-03-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 52,026
Posted By daywood

Mid-80s Motobecane Inter Club

I repainted this with seafoam green automotive paint and metal-flaked clearcoat. So itís not the original color, which was silver, but not much else on it is original either.

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03-21-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 3,879,898
Posted By daywood

Schwinn High Sierra

I picked up this '86 (I think) Schwinn High Sierra for $5 at a thrift shop on a recent trip to the coast. And it's in my size! The paint is in rough shape so I envision repainting it in the same root...
02-19-23, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8,228
Views: 2,963,423
Posted By daywood

Here is my 1984 Schwinn World Sport with the...

Here is my 1984 Schwinn World Sport with the Shimano Sora 9-speed STIs I recently put on it. These units are from a previous generation with the shift cable routed externally, but I found them in...
01-24-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,460
Views: 3,558,478
Posted By daywood

1994 Specialized Hardrock Sport

I just finished this drop bar conversion . . . although maybe not technically a conversion because it didn't have any kind of bar when I got it. But it originally had a flat bar, so here we are. I...
01-13-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 2,935,349
Posted By daywood

Thanks for this! I have one of these in silver...

Thanks for this! I have one of these in silver that I also thought was a Ď94 because it looked like they were discontinued after that. I hadnít considered theyíd reintroduce them a few years later....
01-10-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 25,316
Posted By daywood

Powder Coating Components

Although the main discussion in this thread is about painting frames, which I also enjoy, I want to put in a plug for painting components with powder coat. It's inexpensive to set up to paint small...
12-09-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 350,985
Posted By daywood

The Minnie Bike

As was thinking about paint schemes for this bike I was building up my wife, the idea of incorporating Disney Bounding somehow came into the mix as an interesting challenge. Disney Bounding, if you...
10-11-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,433
Posted By daywood

Just like with other tools and work spaces, itís...

Just like with other tools and work spaces, itís hard to justify the cost of setting up to paint one bike frame. But once you do, itís a big part of the fun to create bikes that are just the color(s)...
10-03-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By daywood

I like to make my own with Inkscape (a free...

I like to make my own with Inkscape (a free graphics tool) using reference photos and measurements, and then print them on vinyl sticker stock or slide-off decal stock. I like to do this kind of...
10-01-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By daywood

Looks like a fun project. I would think the...

Looks like a fun project. I would think the squeaking crankset would be from the bottom bracket and would try lubing it it’s a loose bearing type or replacing it if it’s a cartridge.
09-28-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 85,059
Posted By daywood

Iíve posted a photo of our mid-80s Motobecane...

Iíve posted a photo of our mid-80s Motobecane before but Iíve changed a lot of it in the past few months and it feels like a different bike; thus, a new photo.

Iíve recently replaced the graphics,...
09-22-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 3,879,898
Posted By daywood

The fenders on that Raleigh!

The fenders on that Raleigh!
09-15-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 2,935,349
Posted By daywood

Sorry for the repeat if anyone saw my recent post...

Sorry for the repeat if anyone saw my recent post about it in the “Your Catch of the Day / Saved from the Landfill” thread. I’ve had my eye out for a vintage MTB project, and I recently found this...
09-05-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By daywood

Looks good from here! I donít know if this is the...

Looks good from here! I donít know if this is the source of your dissatisfaction, but Iíll mention that you can use 800-1200 grit wet sandpaper to ďflat sandĒ orange peel off the top coat and then...
08-28-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By daywood

I find I use between 20 and 30 PSI, but that is...

I find I use between 20 and 30 PSI, but that is one of the things I fiddle with if I am not happy with the flow Iím getting. Iíll add that itís good to have a compressor with a good size tank. My big...
08-27-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By daywood

I have used automotive paint from House of Kolor....

I have used automotive paint from House of Kolor. They have beautiful pearl and metallic base coats. I either get them in quarts or spray cans. High quality automotive paint is expensive, so no sense...
08-25-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By daywood

I agree. Iíve found I can get nice depth without...

I agree. Iíve found I can get nice depth without cloudiness if I lay down some layers of gloss clear coat and then use satin for the final coat. In that case, per your suggestion, I can either put...
08-19-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 369,205
Posted By daywood

Love the bare-metal look with the black accents!...

Love the bare-metal look with the black accents! It looks like it's up to no good even just sitting there. :-)
08-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By daywood

I have an Ď84 World Sport that I also made into a...

I have an Ď84 World Sport that I also made into a very different bike, so you have my full support and admiration. :-) The main challenge I encountered with mine was the limited tire clearance out...
07-13-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,304
Posted By daywood

We have what I like to call Active Brake...

We have what I like to call Active Brake Management on our tandem. Once we're at around 25 MPH, there's an audible warning. Beyond that the Fingernail Brake Actuators are deployed. Thus I never have...
07-13-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 369,205
Posted By daywood

I think you have enough (10) now, so letís see it!

I think you have enough (10) now, so letís see it!
07-11-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,418
Views: 921,102
Posted By daywood

'78 Free Spirit

One of my rides as an old guy was also my ride as a young guy. My wife got me this '78 Free Spirit new for my birthday. The first photo is how it is today, where not much is left from the original...
07-07-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 3,879,898
Posted By daywood

I found this Trek 920, a '98 I think, at a pawn...

I found this Trek 920, a '98 I think, at a pawn shop -- not one of the newfangled pawn shops with bar codes and display cases, but an old school one that looks like an estate sale for a hoarder. The...
06-20-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 350,985
Posted By daywood

Great looking bike! If you want to stick with...

Great looking bike! If you want to stick with cantilevers, you might try Kool-Stop’s ebike brake pads, at least in the back. It’s a gray compound in metal carriers. I’ve had good luck increasing...
06-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By daywood

I ride all of them in a sort of rotation, partly...

I ride all of them in a sort of rotation, partly because I’m always fiddling with them, trying different components or setups. I find that helps keep me out there riding when I could be easily...
05-31-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 3,879,898
Posted By daywood

Great haul! I am currently having a lot of fun...

Great haul! I am currently having a lot of fun rejuvenating a Singletrack I picked up from a pawn shop. Itís elegant simplicity. I expect youíll have as much fun with yours.
05-19-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,418
Views: 921,102
Posted By daywood

I love your commitment to the color scheme in the...

I love your commitment to the color scheme in the details. Beautiful bike!
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