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07-17-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By JacobLee

A Brace of Basket Case Bridgestones

Recently took a trip to visit family and friends we hadnt seen in 1.5 years, and returned with these on my bike rack:
...
07-16-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By LBCwanabe

FS: 1990 Stumpjumper

1990 Stumpjumper.
Size: 20.5 seat tube
stock except for cables, housing, tubes, tires, grips and seet
This bike is a sweet ride. It shows its age with a little patina, but not in a bad way.
...
07-16-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By Xwang

Today I managed to install the new shimano pads. ...

Today I managed to install the new shimano pads.
Their pin was too large and so I had to take the cantilever from my brother's bike.
Now the bikes brakes correctly.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By Koyote

It goes on your head, Larry.

It goes on your head, Larry.
07-13-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By Mikefule

Forward facing was the standard on non-track...

Forward facing was the standard on non-track bikes for many years. Decades, in fact.

One advantage is you can easily remove the wheel by sliding it forwards with the chain still on the cog(s). ...
Forum: Introductions
07-12-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Jasongrace313

No doubt about it! I love riding through...

No doubt about it!
I love riding through Detroit, my family has been here since 1858. It is an outstanding place when you know where to go, and when you get there the right people know you.
What a...
07-08-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,525
Posted By badger_biker

Took a break tonight and rode my Voyageur to a...

Took a break tonight and rode my Voyageur to a bike shop/brewery combo to have a brew and hear a little live music. Very cool place.
...
07-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,278
Posted By ThermionicScott

Def something to be said for all the different...

Def something to be said for all the different reaches of Tektro dual pivots. Maybe good C&V equivalent.

I’ve never used the center pull brakes like the OP has.[/QUOTE]

Apart from a little flex...
07-07-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By Peroni

The video is about the free wheel, and tire is...

The video is about the free wheel, and tire is what caught my eye, because it looks out of round. If the freewheel is working then keep using it, they can be expensive to replace.
I don't think this...
07-06-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,278
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, I reserve that right! :D It's one thing...

Yep, I reserve that right! :D

It's one thing when a clueless newbie posts to a dormant thread when they should have started a new one (even more forehead-slapping when they decide to pick a fight...
07-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By katsup

First figure out if the bike is the right size...

First figure out if the bike is the right size for your height. If not, move it on and find another.

For the brakes, koolstop pads is one of the goto for cantilever. Cheap pads will not stop...
07-02-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By noobinsf

91 Univega Alpina Comp

SOLD

This is an early 90's MTB, kind of the golden age of this type of rigid steel-framed mountain bike. It's a Univega Alpina Comp, a racing bike with Ritchey and Suntour's high-level components...
Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,727
Posted By livedarklions

Uncivil.

Uncivil.
06-27-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1991 Schwinn Voyageur - Reconditioned, converted and upgraded

For sale is a fully reconditioned bicycle I took my time with to do right as I built this for me and without plans to sell it. But, as with life, plans change. And that decision is to your benefit as...
06-24-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,165
Posted By Deepcherry

If I do any kind of heating it will be simply...

If I do any kind of heating it will be simply leaving it in sunlight. I believe baking is really a time-saving measure rather than any other benefit. For me, as long as the weather isn't damp, the...
06-24-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,165
Posted By Deepcherry

I am using a fast drying anti-oxidant etch-primer...

I am using a fast drying anti-oxidant etch-primer in aerosol. One rattle can gave me one dust coat and two wet coats. Looks like good complete coverage.
There was just enough primer left in the can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,102
Posted By Dan333SP

Popped in to check on BF, saw a thread about a...

Popped in to check on BF, saw a thread about a shirtless, helmetless dude racing unaware strangers on a hybrid and crashing on a group ride... this forum does not disappoint.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,102
Posted By genejockey

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to...

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to keep up. Group riding is a set of skills, and experience shows that randos who show up intentionally dressed NOT to fit in are very unlikely to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,102
Posted By colnago62

A jersey helps keep sweat from flinging off your...

A jersey helps keep sweat from flinging off your body on to other people.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,102
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Foo
06-17-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,400
Posted By jon c.

Colorado? Nobody goes there anymore because...

Colorado?

Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.
06-15-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By clubman

and Diamondback ...

and Diamondback

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/5d06a340f32f7d73773bf1c1a1b40e5c_a80addb241318ea94b329d5b1c767ccc20c658f4.jpg
06-15-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By clubman

Syncros, and I think Kona perhaps made a few 1"...

Syncros, and I think Kona perhaps made a few 1" steerers. Certainly in 1 1/8".
06-15-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By thumpism

Not uncommon in the late '80s. Nishiki comes to...

Not uncommon in the late '80s. Nishiki comes to mind.
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0281/3004/products/Nishiki_Alien_in_LA1_1024x1024.jpg?v=1571439336
06-15-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By Swampthing

that looks good. Does the million dollar...

that looks good.
Does the million dollar headset make my cadence better or give me the ability to avoid obstacles I do not know are there?
if so that may be of interest as well, maybe a partial...
06-14-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Andy Antipas

Doug Fattic Build

As mentioned previously, I have gotten to know Doug Fattic. Doug's daughter, son-in-law, and grand daughter live in Durango, CO. It is a small world! Last fall Doug let me try one of his older frames...
06-14-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 64,565
Posted By madpogue

Yup, 1992 based on the branding, made in Taiwan....

Yup, 1992 based on the branding, made in Taiwan. A step down from the CrossCut, but I think it's the same frame, just a component difference. Would have had the Suntour X-Press shifters, which was...
06-14-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 64,565
Posted By rgvg

I have an 18" crosscut and a 20" crosspoint....

I have an 18" crosscut and a 20" crosspoint. Going by the headtube, that one looks like 22". The decal on my crosspoint looks the same on the downtube e.g. "design USA"-> not made in the USA. I ride...
06-14-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 64,565
Posted By mechanicmatt

For $40 I'd buy it and try it. If it doesn't work...

For $40 I'd buy it and try it. If it doesn't work I'm sure you can still sell it for $40. Depending on the year some of these had Oddish geometry with longer top tubes. Not anything that is way...
06-14-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 64,565
Posted By rumrunn6

dunno about those questions but there are at...

dunno about those questions but there are at least a cpl newer threads on this bike. maybe you can glean some info from them?
...
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By irwin7638

I've done Amtrak several times a year through...

I've done Amtrak several times a year through Union Station. The trains aren't ALWAYS late, but 30 minutes is way too tight to depend upon it. The 4 hour layover can be enough time to enjoy "The...
06-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,550
Posted By Rolla

Haven't you heard? Grountain bikes are the latest...

Haven't you heard? Grountain bikes are the latest thing!

Wilcox could've probably won it on a beach cruiser, though. She's amazing.
06-11-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By noobinsf

Its kinda silty and comes off easily with a...

Its kinda silty and comes off easily with a thumbnail. Apparently blocks UV, because directly underneath, the paint looks pretty good. Currently residing in the garage, so no more UV to worry about.
06-10-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,709
Posted By himespau

right there with you. I pop in occasionally to...

right there with you. I pop in occasionally to see what problems exist on new bikes and how to fix them, but then usually pop back out again. Especially when people start talking electronics,...
06-09-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 234,344
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m a participant of the Miyata Cult, having an...

I’m a participant of the Miyata Cult, having an ‘87 712 Comp in excellent condition and former owner of a Miyata Pista track bike that I sold to oddjob2
06-07-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By JohnDThompson

The best performance upgrade for old brakes is...

The best performance upgrade for old brakes is new pads. I like the Kool-Stop offerings; their pad material works very well, wet and dry, and they're available in a wide range of configurations to...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-06-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By fishboat

Sounds like a nice trip..BIG miles days..yikes. ...

Sounds like a nice trip..BIG miles days..yikes. Glad you made it.

The trail barrier ("trail at risk of collapse") north of Milwaukee..not sure what's going on there???? This is year two of that...
Forum: Touring
06-06-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By fishboat

Good to hear..and good to know about the bike on...

Good to hear..and good to know about the bike on the Hiawatha. Looks like a beer at (maybe?) the Hubbard Lodge Beer Garden..very good Sunday brunch. In the heart of Milwaukee, but you'd swear your...
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,939
Posted By rhm

http://www.bikecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://www.bikecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/seuss.jpg

I thought there was a bicycle in The Cat in the Hat, but Google isn't showing it. There's a bicycle in One Fish Two Fish, but...
06-04-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,939
Posted By fishboat

Somewhere between Harrington Beach State Park and...

Somewhere between Harrington Beach State Park and Kohler Andrae State Park :)...
06-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,939
Posted By non-fixie

Well, you never know. It might be the start of a...

Well, you never know. It might be the start of a new sub-forum "Early 21st century bicycle art".

***** ducks ****
06-03-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,939
Posted By T-Mar

Painted from the non-drive side. :rolleyes:

Painted from the non-drive side. :rolleyes:
05-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By base2

Nope. A wrinkle like that is not fixable in any...

Nope. A wrinkle like that is not fixable in any frame material.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-21-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By RJoeC

Thanks again. Gave part of the race trail a try...

Thanks again. Gave part of the race trail a try and then went over to the Lakeland trail today. Fun was had:)
05-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,809
Posted By Eric F

Project: Single Speed 26er

This is the newest MTB I own :lol:. It was my main race/train bike up until the point that I broke my collar bone, and subsequently switched to being a roadie. Other than being used to roll around...
Forum: Touring
05-20-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,420
Posted By indyfabz

IDK. Ive encountered park bathrooms that have...

IDK. Ive encountered park bathrooms that have left me wanting to use the bushes or even the side of the road. :D
Forum: Great Lakes
05-18-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By RJoeC

Thank you, And thank you for the Gravel Map...

Thank you, And thank you for the Gravel Map site…think I may have a lot of fun with it
05-18-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,179
Posted By livedarklions

Get a beer can hat.

Get a beer can hat.
05-14-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Pompiere

I used Rustoleum Metallic on my Fuji. It looked...

I used Rustoleum Metallic on my Fuji. It looked dull until I sprayed the clear coat. I'm pretty happy with the final result.
...
05-14-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By obuckler

I was happy with duplicolor perfect match paint...

I was happy with duplicolor perfect match paint and clear on my just finished Lygie.

randyjawa , can you or anyone share the pluses and or minuses of clearing over chrome frame bits?
...
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