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05-24-22, 08:13 PM
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Posted By madpogue

One could sell the OG Shimano pedals and recoup...

One could sell the OG Shimano pedals and recoup half the cost of admission, and have a lovely clunker challenge entrant left over.

Here I thought it was a new idea for a lefty.....
05-24-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 186,960
Posted By madpogue

I seldom/rarely find another of the same...

I seldom/rarely find another of the same make/model to park next to, so I figured it worthy of a shot, even with an absolutely awful 2MB flip-phone "camera". Mine's the white '90, the other is an...
05-24-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,046
Posted By madpogue

...When you consider avoiding a C&V purchase...

...When you consider avoiding a C&V purchase (https://www.bikeforums.net/22518653-post68960.html) an accomplishment....
05-24-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By madpogue

The OG funny bike.

The OG funny bike.
05-24-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By madpogue

I was gonna say, you're posting this about 1...

I was gonna say, you're posting this about 1 month and 23 days late.....
05-24-22, 01:38 PM
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Views: 11,139,902
Posted By madpogue

What other Schwinn from that era would have those...

What other Schwinn from that era would have those lugs, I wonder.

Looks like Weinmann concaves, BTW.
05-23-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By madpogue

The Cruiser Six, Cruiser Seven, etc. models were...

The Cruiser Six, Cruiser Seven, etc. models were late '90s reproductions. So that headbadge number probably refers to July 5, 1998 (X-Day...
05-22-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 974
Posted By madpogue

For those who haven't been, the ACD collection is...

For those who haven't been, the ACD collection is not just Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs. My most memorable moment was when I was chatting with a docent about old cars in general, and I mentioned...
05-21-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 974
Posted By madpogue

Welcome and thanks for posting, mikekone . It's...

Welcome and thanks for posting, mikekone . It's been over 20 years since I've been there, but I have to say, that is one fine museum you have there in Auburn. I have to seriously mull over the option...
05-21-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By madpogue

Dang, it's not too small for me (and I gotta...

Dang, it's not too small for me (and I gotta admit, an Allez of any edition is a semi-grail bike...).
So can we also call you Merckxiac?
05-21-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 68,978
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Posted By madpogue

https://auctions.ejsauction.com/auction-lot/raleig...

https://auctions.ejsauction.com/auction-lot/raleigh-bicycles-advertising-store-wall-clock_5C14FA9887Raleigh Bicycles Advertising Store Wall ClockCurrent Bid: $25EJ's May 28th Fine Art, Antiques &...
05-21-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,426
Posted By madpogue

+1; my nephew is a carrier, and they're throwing...

+1; my nephew is a carrier, and they're throwing hella overtime at him. On the bright side, he's likely to retire in his 50s.

As for routing, I often get mail from just blocks away, within 1-2...
05-21-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By madpogue

Didn't these show up on the eBay/CL thread?...

Didn't these show up on the eBay/CL thread? Shoot, the hubs alone are worth one more zero than what you paid. And 4-cross to Weinmann concaves, guarantees these will survive the zombie apocalypse.
05-21-22, 02:09 AM
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Views: 11,139,902
Posted By madpogue

Closing today: ...

Closing today:

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/26-Grey-Specialized-Rock-Hopper_A364F8DA4F/?utm_source=transactional&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=watchedlots26" Grey Specialized Rock...
05-19-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,853
Posted By madpogue

Looks downright snazzy! I have to respect (and...

Looks downright snazzy! I have to respect (and just slightly envy) anyone who can use white bar tape. Any light-colored tape, I so much as look at it the wrong way, I stain it.
05-19-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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05-19-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1, treat it like any single spoke...

^^^^^ +1, treat it like any single spoke replacement. Re-lacing one spoke will take not much longer than reading this thread.....
05-18-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By madpogue

I knew this looked familiar. I was actually gonna...

I knew this looked familiar. I was actually gonna post it to the CL/eBay thread, but forgot about it. Glad to see a fellow member swooped it up. 52telecaster , did you swing up here to pick it up?
05-17-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By madpogue

OP is unable to add photos, with < 10 posts. ...

OP is unable to add photos, with < 10 posts.

Photo assist:
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05-17-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,912
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ It gets posted frequently enough that it's...

^^^^^ It gets posted frequently enough that it's kind of self-sticky.
05-17-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 1,259,028
Posted By madpogue

Anyone here in the Madison, WI area with an...

Anyone here in the Madison, WI area with an '86-ish MV? I spotted one on the Southwest path last week, Thursday-ish, going the other way so no chance to converse. Looked in great shape.
05-04-22, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By madpogue

No, that doesn't re-center (dish) the wheel...

No, that doesn't re-center (dish) the wheel properly. Dishing/centering refers to the relationship between the rim and the locknuts. The amount of axle outside the locknuts on either side has no...
05-02-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 68,978
Views: 11,139,902
Posted By madpogue

I think this was posted once before, as it's on...

I think this was posted once before, as it's on one of my other tabs. Serial # and overall appearance indicates 1984, well into the 6-speed era. Oddly, Centurion opted for only 5-speed (thus the...
05-02-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,920,619
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ Low..... ri..... der, don't ride too fast...

^^^^^^^ Low..... ri..... der, don't ride too fast now.......
05-01-22, 03:54 PM
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Posted By madpogue

I dunno what's more impressive, the seven sets of...

I dunno what's more impressive, the seven sets of water bottle cage braze-ons, or the fact that all seven cages are matching (chartreuse?) pink.

+1 on the marketplace for tandems; I'm ashamed to...
05-01-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21,062
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Posted By madpogue

Oh great, now we need a "how many ways can you...

Oh great, now we need a "how many ways can you misspell Peugeot" thread......
04-19-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By madpogue

One Ovaltech, one Biopace

One Ovaltech, one Biopace
04-19-22, 10:04 PM
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Posted By madpogue

They're 36s (can a 38 even exist? How would it...

They're 36s (can a 38 even exist? How would it lace?). Rear appears to be a high-flange 4-cross.
04-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,853
Posted By madpogue

Um, aren't the brake levers reversed? Seems like...

Um, aren't the brake levers reversed? Seems like the overall distance lever-to-caliper should be the same, whether they course in front of the bars or behind. Also looks like coursing behind the...
04-17-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21,062
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Posted By madpogue

Takes "misspell Schwinn" to a new...

Takes "misspell Schwinn" to a new level......
04-17-22, 01:21 AM
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Views: 11,139,902
Posted By madpogue

No bids yet on this adorable little lugged (True...

No bids yet on this adorable little lugged (True Temper?) Trek 950. Thumbies suggest '89, colorway suggests '90.
...
04-15-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,920,619
Posted By madpogue

That reminds me, I need to check the air in my...

That reminds me, I need to check the air in my tractor's tires.....
04-10-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 68,978
Views: 11,139,902
Posted By madpogue

That's why you don't chuck the seatpost, at least...

That's why you don't chuck the seatpost, at least not right away. You put it to work serving the one noble purpose such a saddle could have -- as a leverage tool for freeing the seatpost, if...
04-10-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By madpogue

And by then, the surviving cockroaches, having...

And by then, the surviving cockroaches, having feasted on the surviving twinkies, will be large enough to ride them.
04-06-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 56,912
Posted By madpogue

Given how much Andy is asking for some Helico...

Given how much Andy is asking for some Helico parts (forty quid for a lock ring!), I'd say they're worth retrieving.
04-04-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,945
Posted By madpogue

I'll say this, there are people there ^^^^^^^...

I'll say this, there are people there ^^^^^^^ with time on their hands.....
04-04-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By madpogue

If they'd cut the downtube off the BB cluster a...

If they'd cut the downtube off the BB cluster a few inches higher,they'd have a desktop pen/pencil holder.
04-03-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By madpogue

But are the free TVs free because they don't pass...

But are the free TVs free because they don't pass safety standards?

(Or maybe the free TV is a 15" Sanyo from 1985....)
04-02-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,920,619
Posted By madpogue

.... and about $380 long (toss him a $20 bone for...

.... and about $380 long (toss him a $20 bone for a parts donor).
04-02-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By madpogue

Dumped in Lake Monona during a drunken tribute to...

Dumped in Lake Monona during a drunken tribute to Otis Redding, Dec. 1985. Fished out of the Rock River, downtown Rockford, Earth Day 1998. Last seen in Tollview, IL; final conveyance to Chicago...
04-02-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 1,259,028
Posted By madpogue

markwesti Your 56 looks about like mine, but that...

markwesti Your 56 looks about like mine, but that smoker in LA looks smaller at the head tube. Did they make a 55?
03-31-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,401
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, braking from the hoods, aren't you reaching...

Hmm, braking from the hoods, aren't you reaching almost directly upward with your fingers? And aren't your wrists bent upward? 'Course, that may be comfortable for some.
03-29-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,401
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Oh that brings me back. I lived near Hines...

^^^^^ Oh that brings me back. I lived near Hines Dr off Wayne Rd. 45-ish years ago. My dad always wanted to start the Hines Drive Coast Guard Auxiliary, powered by floating VW Beetles with props on a...
03-27-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,407
Posted By madpogue

Before rebushing the upper grunnion banjos......

Before rebushing the upper grunnion banjos......
03-27-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 513,228
Posted By madpogue

Seems like bike buyers have "discovered"...

Seems like bike buyers have "discovered" shopgoodwill, as winning bids have gone up quite a bit. Descriptions have also improved somewhat.

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/141162778Vintage 14 Speed...
03-27-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,920,619
Posted By madpogue

Ah, that's exactly the point. Hipsters, by the...

Ah, that's exactly the point. Hipsters, by the very fact that they feel compelled to _call_ themselves hipsters, are not hip.

....After sorting out the coolant sensors and rotted sheet metal...
03-26-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,751
Posted By madpogue

And?..... IOW, that describes almost every bike...

And?..... IOW, that describes almost every bike posted here. Rigid fork == one less set of moving parts to worry about.

And +1 the above re. the chainrings. They're not minty fresh, but they're...
03-24-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 68,978
Views: 11,139,902
Posted By madpogue

Do I remember right, that Croll is a custom...

Do I remember right, that Croll is a custom builder in MN?

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/140949112Croll Road BikeTime left:1d 20hCurrent Price:...
03-22-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 68,978
Views: 11,139,902
Posted By madpogue

Yeah feels like a 58. Good thing the photographer...

Yeah feels like a 58. Good thing the photographer pointed at the bike, in case we might miss it.....
03-22-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,920,619
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ The rust lends a whole new meaning to...

^^^^^^ The rust lends a whole new meaning to "golden arrow".
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