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09-29-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,447
Posted By DesmoDog

I've already forgotten what year this is. Late...

I've already forgotten what year this is. Late '50s I think. It needs a seat (which is too high in these pics) but is for the most part "done". I thought abotu restoring it but decided to just...
08-26-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,350
Posted By DesmoDog

I put together a Typhoon with one. I'm thinking...

I put together a Typhoon with one. I'm thinking about putting a different rear wheel on this one and using that hub on a 1962 Racer frame. We'll see...

http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/Typhoon_7015.JPG
08-05-23, 10:04 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 36,645
Posted By DesmoDog

Is this purple enough? ...

Is this purple enough?

http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/BreezeSide_6140.JPG

http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/BreezeSide_6128.JPG

I bought that one last year, but I've got to be honest. The frame has...
07-30-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,142
Posted By DesmoDog

I seem to be developing a thing for old...

I seem to be developing a thing for old Specializeds. I bought a Rock Hopper Comp back in '88, thought it was too small, recently found a (POS) '88 in th enext larger frame size, and discovered no,...
06-29-23, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 524,962
Posted By DesmoDog

When I got the frame it had a bottom bracket...

When I got the frame it had a bottom bracket adapter with it.
http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/BottomBracket_6028.JPG

but it didn't fit quite right
http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/BB_6395.JPG

so I...
06-29-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27,844
Views: 4,435,790
Posted By DesmoDog

Well the hub is an English 3 speed anyway... ...

Well the hub is an English 3 speed anyway...

A 1956 Schwinn Racer I picked up last year. I was searching for a '62 but this had cooler graphics and head badge so it came home with me. I didn't do...
06-29-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 524,962
Posted By DesmoDog

Is it a cruiser? Have I posted it here already? I...

Is it a cruiser? Have I posted it here already? I dunno, so here it is maybe again.

http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/Typhoon_7015.JPG

It started out as a bare frame and went through a bunch of...
12-13-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8,980
Views: 3,067,753
Posted By DesmoDog

While I am also a fan of ditching front...

While I am also a fan of ditching front derailluers and chain rings, one detail seemingly overlooked here is location. If I lived in Denver, Colorado a super low gear would be much more important to...
12-11-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7,416
Views: 873,472
Posted By DesmoDog

The 1956 Schwinn racer I just rebuilt has 36h...

The 1956 Schwinn racer I just rebuilt has 36h 4-cross wheels. I discovered that after I tore down the rear wheel and measured the spokes to get replacements, and wondered why they were so long. So I...
11-28-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By DesmoDog

For YEARS I have tossed around the thought of...

For YEARS I have tossed around the thought of building up something off of an old Schwinn Typhoon frame, but I'd add up the cost and go on to something else.

Then it finally happened, I stumbled...
11-08-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,345
Posted By DesmoDog

I took this one for it's first shakdown run...

I took this one for it's first shakdown run today. Who knows how long it's been since anyone has ridden it! There was a minor problem with shifting but it rides pretty well consdiering how beat it...
10-23-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 131,956
Posted By DesmoDog

This is on a 1962 Schwinn I just picked up ...

This is on a 1962 Schwinn I just picked up

http://teamyikes.com/Racer/Racer62Tag_6695.JPG
10-19-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7,416
Views: 873,472
Posted By DesmoDog

I've been working on this: ...

I've been working on this:
http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/MockUp_6468.JPG

And then was distracted by this (The one in the stand)
http://teamyikes.com/RockHopper/RHCII_6352.JPG

But most recently...
10-17-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 131,956
Posted By DesmoDog

This is on a '69 Typhoon frame I recently...

This is on a '69 Typhoon frame I recently aquired.
http://teamyikes.com/Typhoon/Sticker_7860.jpg

As pointed out on another forum, the format of the data on the sticker seems to pre-date 1969, but...
10-14-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By DesmoDog

I spent some time messing with this today and...

I spent some time messing with this today and answered my own question. I bought the smaller frame so I'd have more step over room off road. The larger frame doesn't give me much room to spare... so...
10-14-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By DesmoDog

The larger frame bike has numerous issues - bent...

The larger frame bike has numerous issues - bent rear wheel, crunchy bottom bracket, etc. The parts are there, but many of them are trash. And my original bike had a few changes/upgrades made early...
10-07-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8,980
Views: 3,067,753
Posted By DesmoDog

In 1988 I bought a Rock Hopper Comp from the shop...

In 1988 I bought a Rock Hopper Comp from the shop I worked at. It's seen a few different configurations over the years but the sad fact is it is just too small for me. I started looking for a larger...
12-31-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,118
Posted By DesmoDog

I have my set because of a VW also. 1.8t Jetta...

I have my set because of a VW also. 1.8t Jetta wagon. The the last VW I owned. The last one I'll ever own. I so learned to hate the brand because of that car... i"m still not over it.
12-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,118
Posted By DesmoDog

You got the correct answer in post 4. It does not...

You got the correct answer in post 4. It does not take a standard allen wrench. It's a good excuse to spend $20 on more tools.
12-30-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,731
Posted By DesmoDog

It's a slow night around here so I'll add a few...

It's a slow night around here so I'll add a few pics of the details I mentioned.

The chain tensioner. Forgive the red pulleys. It is what it is:
https://teamyikes.com/S7/IMG_4101.JPG

Rear...
02-15-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 45,028
Posted By DesmoDog

If you're talking about my earlier post, that was...

If you're talking about my earlier post, that was a '66 A code, triple black with a 4 speed. I sold it when I started downsizing in prep for retirement.
...
11-25-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8,980
Views: 3,067,753
Posted By DesmoDog

I posted pics of this bike earlier in this...

I posted pics of this bike earlier in this thread, but it was in "street" configuration. I've got a cruiser for paved trails now, so I thought I'd put some off road tires back on this. Then I...
11-24-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 45,028
Posted By DesmoDog

That first picture is a couple years old now and...

That first picture is a couple years old now and all but one of those bikes have been sold. I'm nearing retirement and have been getting rid of things, including bikes. I sometimes regret selling the...
11-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 45,028
Posted By DesmoDog

There are quite a few guitars around, I've also...

There are quite a few guitars around, I've also built a couple of those along with some tube amps but that stuff has been on the back burner for a couple years now. Mostly throughout the years it's...
11-21-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,716
Posted By DesmoDog

The repair stand is a Park Tools bench mount that...

The repair stand is a Park Tools bench mount that I mounted to a pole instead. The mount is made up out of stuff I had sitting around - a couple of exhaust clamps, a section of a Model A crossmember,...
11-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,716
Posted By DesmoDog

1988 Rock Hopper Comp Rebuild

I guess this is where this thread should go? I've had this bike since new so I'm a little disturbed a post about it would fit in the "Classic" section, but I've done the math a few times now and it...
11-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 250,569
Posted By DesmoDog

Here's a crappy picture of my 1988 Rockhopper...

Here's a crappy picture of my 1988 Rockhopper Comp.

http://teamyikes.com/RockHopper/IMG_0705.JPG

I bought it new back in my bike shop days. It's had non-stock wheels since day one - as I...
11-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,731
Posted By DesmoDog

I'll spare you the step by step and jump to the...

I'll spare you the step by step and jump to the (nearly) end.

Probably looks about the same here but a lot has changed.
http://teamyikes.com/S7/Side2_6083.jpg
Not sure what I was thinking with...
11-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,912
Posted By DesmoDog

Because the vast majority of them are not ridden...

Because the vast majority of them are not ridden on or near a beach.

Same could probably be said for "mountain bikes", but that term was used to describe a new style of bike. The term cruiser has...
11-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,731
Posted By DesmoDog

Yeah, the shifter cable routing was bothering me...

Yeah, the shifter cable routing was bothering me so I moved the mechanism another notch. I don't know how the shifter is supposed to be adjusted yet but I'm sure it can be compensated for to make...
11-01-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,731
Posted By DesmoDog

The basement isn't clean yet but I spent a little...

The basement isn't clean yet but I spent a little more time messing around with this. I did a trial fit of the new front brakes and found out they're probably too short. Oops....
10-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,731
Posted By DesmoDog

The hub and rims showed up today. oooohh.......

The hub and rims showed up today. oooohh.... ahhhhhh.....

And since I'm bored, a quick unboxing.

http://teamyikes.com/S7/Hub_6005.jpg

http://teamyikes.com/S7/Hub_6006.jpg
...
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