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08-02-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 422,661
Posted By Tat2Art

Well I just finished with page 9 (still in 2006)...

Well I just finished with page 9 (still in 2006) and will pick up where I left off some time soon. This is one of the most interesting threads I've stumbled upon.

I believe we do not have as much...
Forum: Southwest
07-23-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By Tat2Art

Now this really sucks!

My stomach actually churned when I came across this:

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/763469638.html

Maybe someone out there can keep an eye out and help this poor person. It is in no way...
07-14-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,609,208
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks for the input Repeater! 1st I'm not a...

Thanks for the input Repeater! 1st I'm not a PRO. 2nd in Las Vegas at 6:00am it's already 90 degrees (July & August) by the time I'm home around 8:00am it's close to triple digits. People here are...
07-14-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,609,208
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks doughboy! Yeah, I hardly ever use the...

Thanks doughboy! Yeah, I hardly ever use the rear breaks so I just think of them as rear break pad spares. Ha-ha. I do like the minimalist look too so I've decided in the winter I'll loose the...
07-07-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,609,208
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks for the compliments Tsuru! You're right it...

Thanks for the compliments Tsuru! You're right it does resemble your Schwinn.

I'll drop the bars a bit when I get a chance, then there is the break adjustment, so it'll be awhile.

The...
07-06-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 422,661
Posted By Tat2Art

Apologies if this quotation is a repeat (I...

Apologies if this quotation is a repeat (I haven't had time to read everything on this thread) but it's one of my favorites:

"My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the...
07-06-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,609,208
Posted By Tat2Art

The one that broke my cherry!

Thanks for the compliment and criticism.

Can you tell me why you suggest to swap out the stem?

As far as the bullhorns being flat, I got a bad back and gotta sit upright most of the time. ...
07-04-08, 11:15 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,609,208
Posted By Tat2Art

The one that broke my cherry! Working on...

The one that broke my cherry!

Working on this old Nishiki (date ???) 10 speed for about a month, just the day before yesterday July 2, 08 I added the Bull Horns. I doubt I'll ever go back to any...
06-28-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tat2Art

Absolutely great information! Thanks again to...

Absolutely great information! Thanks again to you all.
06-27-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tat2Art

@ Little Darwin - thanks for the tip about the...

@ Little Darwin - thanks for the tip about the pictures. I figured the bars were not stock because I downloaded the brochure and never saw any bars like that in any pictures/models.

@ ruppster -...
06-27-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tat2Art

What kind of handle bars are these?

Hello and thanks in advance!

I recently purchased two Treks from a garage sale. One is a 1983 model 520 according to Trek Vintage site and the serial numbers. It has handle bars I've never seen...
04-15-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks to all above. Those are some great ideas...

Thanks to all above. Those are some great ideas and exactly what I was looking for. I use this bike primarily for errands within a 10 mile radius to my home. I gets locked up a lot so I know the...
04-15-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Tat2Art

White walled tires

Hello and thanks in advance.

I just purchased a new set of white walled tires for my '80's something schwinn. I really like the retro look and would like to keep the white, white. Aside of never...
12-31-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 420,724
Posted By Tat2Art

I've taken a serving tray, like the ones you get...

I've taken a serving tray, like the ones you get a Mikey D's or BK, and glued some waffle mat (shelf liner) found at the .99 cent store, to the tray. Now when I am removing ball bearings from either...
12-20-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,838
Posted By Tat2Art

OK DnvrFox for those of us that are not as...

OK DnvrFox for those of us that are not as enlightened/experienced could you please elaborate? Thanks
Forum: Southwest
12-19-07, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By Tat2Art

I ride sidewalks when they are not populated by...

I ride sidewalks when they are not populated by people (mostly around parks and various sport fields) because I just feel safer. I started wearing a helmet about 4 months ago and do ride the streets...
12-19-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,838
Posted By Tat2Art

Ha! "babies" I guess I owe you some $$ for that...

Ha! "babies" I guess I owe you some $$ for that one, took me a while to get up off the floor laughing my butt off.
Safety first, yup, 100% agreed, I just started wearing a helmet about 4 months...
12-18-07, 11:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,838
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks for the link, I'll be there first chance I...

Thanks for the link, I'll be there first chance I get and I'll be visiting your journal first.
Thanks for the encouragement.
12-17-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,838
Posted By Tat2Art

In 2 months I'll be 55, the double nickel. I...

In 2 months I'll be 55, the double nickel. I started riding again about 2 years ago around the block only and now I'm up to 11.5 miles a day about 5 or 6 days a week. 61 or 55 it's only a number...
12-17-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,838
Posted By Tat2Art

inspiration

Well lighthorse, great story, you are truly an inspiration. Hats off to you. Man Florida to Oregon that sounds so cool. I wouldn't mind reading of those adventures. I actually have visions of me...
11-01-07, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,316
Posted By Tat2Art

Well thank you all very much for the prompt...

Well thank you all very much for the prompt replies. I've learned a lot of useful information, actually enough to get a good nights sleep. On the other hand the reply from colombo357 is going to...
10-31-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,316
Posted By Tat2Art

15 speed bike really only a 13 speed**********

Thanks in advance for reading this and/or replying.

OK, I may be a bit anal (I've been called one of the synonyms to this, just not to my face). Anyway, I'm kinda new to the bicycle scene since I...
10-01-07, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Tat2Art

Hi solveg...

Hi solveg (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=89499),
I'm in the process of restoring my first bike too. Upon completion I have 3 more to go in my collection so far. I'm doing one at a time. ...
09-14-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Tat2Art

Link

Thanks for the link T-Mar. It appears that site deals mostly with trek bikes. It may help a bit when I get into the details of the components.
09-12-07, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Tat2Art

What is it?

Thank you in advance.

Not exactly sure of where to post this but here it is anyway:

Just recently I purchased a Diamond Back Lake Side 21 speed hybrid bike. The guy I purchased it from told me...
09-10-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,134
Posted By Tat2Art

Justify all you want. If the bike was not given...

Justify all you want. If the bike was not given to you and/or you didn't pay for it it is theft. I see houses/cars/boats etc... that the owners just appear not to give a dam about. It doesn't give...
08-30-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,385
Posted By Tat2Art

Ah, yes, you are correct and as I said it is a...

Ah, yes, you are correct and as I said it is a bit dated. I just enjoyed the book so much.

mrbike27 is there a way you could possible try it out in your back yard, let's say for a week. No...
08-27-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 420,724
Posted By Tat2Art

I know there are a lot of uses for old/worn...

I know there are a lot of uses for old/worn out/too many holes inner tubes but the other day I was out of patches and so I thought about it and determined to give it a shot. I cut out a piece of...
08-23-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,385
Posted By Tat2Art

"Walden" by Henry David Thoreau is a bit dated...

"Walden" by Henry David Thoreau is a bit dated but well worth reading if you haven't already.
08-23-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,523
Posted By Tat2Art

Yeah, I'm a lot like everyone else in this...

Yeah, I'm a lot like everyone else in this thread. I'd rather learn to do it myself and feel confident it's done right then spend money in a LBS. That money is better spent on good tools. Iíve...
08-22-07, 08:59 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 420,724
Posted By Tat2Art

Great thread. I used to spray some Krylon...

Great thread. I used to spray some Krylon Fixative or Clear Coat around my spark plug cables in an old car I had that seemed to attract moisture when it rained. This might also work in your case.
08-20-07, 02:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,049
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks jbrians for spelling it out more...

Thanks jbrians for spelling it out more succinctly! For those of you that think I'm joking, well just laugh it off. There are those of us that go through life without blinders on and don't mind...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-07, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 45,191
Posted By Tat2Art

Maybe it's because of the late hour I'm up...

Maybe it's because of the late hour I'm up perusing this, one of my favorite forums. Maybe it's because I try to think outside the box. Have you considered rigging up a couple of pulleys outside...
Forum: Introductions
08-19-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks again EH. We'll see about that Foo...

Thanks again EH. We'll see about that Foo thread, maybe one day. Right now and for this forum I'm into bikes. I guess I believe in "everything in it's place". OBTW thanks for introducing me to...
Forum: Southwest
08-16-07, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By Tat2Art

Oh pirate, it takes a he77 of a lot to offend me...

Oh pirate, it takes a he77 of a lot to offend me so absolutely no offense taken at all. Actually I liked the way you coined that phrase and I've found myself using it more often when describing the...
08-16-07, 01:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,049
Posted By Tat2Art

This is hard to explain but it made sense to me...

This is hard to explain but it made sense to me when I read it. Every 1000 mi or so flip the chain around, I wish I could explain it better but the way I took it was to take the chain apart and turn...
Forum: Introductions
08-16-07, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Tat2Art

Thanks for the warm welcome East Hill. Oh yeah,...

Thanks for the warm welcome East Hill. Oh yeah, I've got a couple tats, I'm about 50% covered so far. I've been tattooing professionally since 1990 and on and off before that.

I've got ATBs (all...
Forum: Southwest
08-12-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By Tat2Art

Well Jared, I guess you can say that I am one of...

Well Jared, I guess you can say that I am one of those "sidewalk riding fools". I've lived in Vegas now for 6 years and just two years ago I got back into biking. When I drive my car here I'm a...
Forum: Introductions
08-12-07, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Tat2Art

Hey! From Las Vegas, NV

Well I had used bikes to travel everywhere I could when I was a kid along with my friends. The bikes disappeared out of my life when I got my drivers license and got lazy. About two years ago my...
08-10-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,811
Posted By Tat2Art

Ah I apologize for not being clear about the...

Ah I apologize for not being clear about the subject. It is made for auto tires however this old timer uses it to lube chains on bicycles. Does that make any more sense? Hope so. I'd like to get...
08-10-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,811
Posted By Tat2Art

Well old thread or not lubing chains is still an...

Well old thread or not lubing chains is still an important thing to take into consideration and there are always new and improved products coming out on the market.
Got this from an old timer...
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