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11-28-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 914
Posted By madpogue

Out....grown? D-d-does this mean I can't ride my...

Out....grown? D-d-does this mean I can't ride my Ross Piranha or my GT Bullet BMXes anymore?

Actually, I was pretty small as a kid. I could easily have kept a 20" Sting-Ray or Spyder up to age...
11-28-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By madpogue

Nishiki International, perhaps?

Nishiki International, perhaps?
11-28-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 914
Posted By madpogue

Sorry to disappoint, but..... ...

Sorry to disappoint, but.....

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x963/spyder1200_124d79fd43623d29a42685b25f04147ae009fe94.jpg
I think it's a '69. No fancy dual rear...
11-25-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By madpogue

A threadless bull-moose? What's next, bluetooth...

A threadless bull-moose? What's next, bluetooth thumbies?
11-25-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,834,473
Posted By madpogue

This'll probably go for a steal, N-GA. Looks like...

This'll probably go for a steal, N-GA. Looks like they forgot to pay the light bill at the vintage-trek site, but based on the 531 tretubi and the BL mechs, I'd guess it's an '83 613.
...
11-25-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 195,295
Posted By madpogue

While we're on chromies (and specifically...

While we're on chromies (and specifically Hoodies...):
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/rossmthood1200_54cf899a818398b759e39061629231440a03a494.jpg
As bought - since...
11-25-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ First shot is a slingshot, not a...

^^^^^ First shot is a slingshot, not a bull-moose. And of course, this being BF / C&V, "there's a thread for that".... https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1210814-slingshot-stems.html . Still,...
11-25-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,081
Posted By madpogue

You'll have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company. ...

You'll have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company.

Would a Schwinn by any other name smell as sweet as the rose?
11-20-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By madpogue

In my defense, I did run a search on "flying...

In my defense, I did run a search on "flying squirrel mountain bike", only to find that nearly every state in the US has an MTB _trail_ called "Flying Squirrel".
11-20-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By madpogue

https://youtu.be/TzIsGvVVPNA

https://youtu.be/TzIsGvVVPNA
11-20-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 2,700,908
Posted By madpogue

The Tubus mount is basically a "P-clamp on...

The Tubus mount is basically a "P-clamp on steroids" having the advantage of using separate bolts/nuts for securing the mount to the seat stay vs. securing the rack to the mount. But you are correct,...
11-20-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By madpogue

The badging on the "Bianchi" looks entirely...

The badging on the "Bianchi" looks entirely non-original, and distinctly non-professional.

The Moto has a replacement front wheel with one of those infernal spoke patterns.

But as said, it's...
11-20-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By madpogue

Didn't they open for Spyro Gyra in '75?

Didn't they open for Spyro Gyra in '75?
11-19-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By madpogue

Thread needs a chrome Ross: ...

Thread needs a chrome Ross:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/80-rossmthood1200_dec678c18d9b5cb485d7a683d535f5c9ef251f66.jpg
("As bought" shot - I've since replaced the...
11-19-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 2,700,908
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ 1219 - Built 01 May 1989. You could...

^^^^^^^ 1219 - Built 01 May 1989.

You could attach the top of a rear pannier rack with P-shaped clamps around the seat stays (make sure to get the rubber-coated kind), or a single steel strap bent...
11-17-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,409
Views: 571,220
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ First "vacation" with the girl I married was...

^^^^ First "vacation" with the girl I married was in Elora; we X-C skied the gorge trails, going on 40 years ago now.
11-16-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,519
Posted By madpogue

What do I do if I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express...

What do I do if I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
11-16-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By madpogue

My first "10-speed", bike-boom gas-piper sold by...

My first "10-speed", bike-boom gas-piper sold by JCPenney, had those same Balilla brakes. Somehow I survived.
11-16-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,519
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, late to this... errr... party? Fify. ...

Hmm, late to this... errr... party?
Fify.

Whuh, did I miss a merger between the hotel chain and the money exchanger?

That's exactly the intent with a prescribed burn, for reasons made...
11-15-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By madpogue

So depending on the interpretation of the N(1)...

So depending on the interpretation of the N(1) code, it's from either June or early April (7th fortnight) 1984.
11-15-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,409
Views: 571,220
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ And, based on the seller name, might well...

^^^^^^ And, based on the seller name, might well be a member here....
11-15-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 61,486
Posted By madpogue

As a separate section/forum outside of C&V, such...

As a separate section/forum outside of C&V, such a forum would inevitably contain a lot of non-C&V content; I, for one, would rather not slog through such content. So perhaps a sub-forum, at the same...
11-15-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By madpogue

The branding on the Centurion appears consistent...

The branding on the Centurion appears consistent with the 1984 model, going by the catalogs on vintage-centurion.com . You might be able to narrow it down via the...
11-14-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By madpogue

I know there's leeway with a solid axle, but...

I know there's leeway with a solid axle, but what's the locknut spacing as it is set up now?
11-14-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By madpogue

This. Plus, "disappearing" from the Internet says...

This. Plus, "disappearing" from the Internet says nothing about what happens to any actual person, regardless of that person's stature. Take any randomly-selected elected official (whose role in...
11-14-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,243
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Hubs named "Crossland", radially spoked --...

^^^^^ Hubs named "Crossland", radially spoked -- someone has a sense of humor.....
11-14-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,341,189
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ One of the '89 ads on the vintage-centurion...

^^^^^ One of the '89 ads on the vintage-centurion site depicts a bike with crackly dark gray or black (it's a scan, so hard to say for sure) up front. But the year/model/color cross-reference page...
11-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By madpogue

My Schwinn tandem and two Specialized MTBs are...

My Schwinn tandem and two Specialized MTBs are rigged that way. Not sure how else you'd do it. Actually, a few of my MTBs have the top-tube / down-the-seat-stay RD cable routing, but none of them...
11-10-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,341,189
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-img_0212_c7c8a243741f887761011f9b0ecee00e4e85b715.jpg...
11-08-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21,370
Views: 4,081,409
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Nice enough to shower with rose petals,...

^^^^^ Nice enough to shower with rose petals, evidently?
11-06-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By madpogue

And extra credit goes out to the first person who...

And extra credit goes out to the first person who can present a StumpJumper Chump Stumper.
11-06-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ That's (dd Mon yyyy) how I usually write...

^^^^ That's (dd Mon yyyy) how I usually write dates on checks, letters, bank forms, etc. Another disambiguation option -- yyyy/mm/dd . From a perspective of "order", it makes more sense than either...
11-06-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By madpogue

Perhaps the bicycle had been stored for some time...

Perhaps the bicycle had been stored for some time with the seat post removed?
11-06-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,263
Posted By madpogue

Fify....

Fify....
11-06-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,834,473
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Given how it's built, with the Brooks, the...

^^^^^ Given how it's built, with the Brooks, the barcons and the bags, the price is perhaps only slightly wacky. What's wacky is the seller's assumption that it will "sell itself" at that price. If...
11-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 230,567
Posted By madpogue

The livery matches 1990:...

The livery matches 1990: https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/1990-fuji-catalog-no-20-edition...
11-06-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By madpogue

And the tires are......

And the tires are......
11-05-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,834,473
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ You're not helping talk me out of it.......

^^^^^ You're not helping talk me out of it.... Only stopper right now is that I have no place to put it.
11-05-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,834,473
Posted By madpogue

It's trike week (month? season?) here..... ...

It's trike week (month? season?) here.....

The OG "cargo bike", from decades before the phrase was coined
...
11-05-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21,370
Views: 4,081,409
Posted By madpogue

Must..... unsee...... photo..... Wow, how'd...

Must..... unsee...... photo.....

Wow, how'd I miss that? Sorry, slacking on my WW duties lately.
11-05-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21,370
Views: 4,081,409
Posted By madpogue

This one's a tame example compared to most bad...

This one's a tame example compared to most bad photos. Wrong side, cut off, slight downward angle, that's just getting started. It usually gets much worse:
* STEEP downward angle - like standing...
11-04-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By madpogue

Sounds like the Centurion just needs a bearing...

Sounds like the Centurion just needs a bearing repack, etc. as described above. In any event, you should go with whichever bike fits you better, because that's the hardest thing to change.

Tech...
11-04-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ And is it safe to say that part #3 can be...

^^^^ And is it safe to say that part #3 can be swapped with everything inboard of it (including the lever) held safely in place, thus avoiding the actual assembly becoming as exploded as the diagram?
11-04-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By madpogue

True, but that majority of people wouldn't come...

True, but that majority of people wouldn't come here for help. Given the bicycle list in the OP's profile, buying a pedal wrench wouldn't be out of the question.
11-04-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 589,698
Posted By madpogue

I love that museum, it's what our joke of a...

I love that museum, it's what our joke of a lakeside "community center" should have looked like. Perfect venue for a shoot, esp being not far from where the subject bike was hatched.

Haven't been...
11-03-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By madpogue

You & me both.....

You & me both.....
11-02-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By madpogue

But the spacing is different, meaning the throw...

But the spacing is different, meaning the throw of each click stop is different, right? Isn't that what requires a different indexing ring?
11-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,834,473
Posted By madpogue

....or the thumbies or the moto brake levers or...

....or the thumbies or the moto brake levers or the (Suntour?) horseshoe pedals or the.....

Things have slowed a lot here as well, despite the unseasonably warm autumn. Not seeing exactly "crazy"...
11-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,341,189
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Is that the famous "501" crankset? (Or is...

^^^^ Is that the famous "501" crankset? (Or is that "SOL"?) In any event, someone needs to buy this so the poor fellow can afford a keyboard with working "." and SHIFT keys.
11-01-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By madpogue

First -- in case you don't already know -- the...

First -- in case you don't already know -- the non-drive-side pedal is REVERSE threaded.

To the above -- I would recommend the heavy-duty Park pedal wrench (sorry, I forget the exact tool #). You...
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