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05-17-22, 02:17 PM
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Posted By sd5782

You must be meaning to say give it away for $200!

You must be meaning to say give it away for $200!
05-16-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By sd5782

Eyeball what you have. I have a bunch of co-op...

Eyeball what you have. I have a bunch of co-op spindles and go by eye when installing something different, or even improving a stock setup. Put the chain on the middle chainring and sight from the...
05-15-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,205
Views: 1,253,609
Posted By sd5782

85 Ironman valuation needed

Perhaps you Ironmen could give me a valuation of my 85 that I am probably going to sell. More pics and details in valuation forum.

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05-14-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 644
Posted By sd5782

Playing with the gear calculators is loads of...

Playing with the gear calculators is loads of fun. I am kinda addicted to it. It visualizes things you may change. My touring bike has a 42 outer ring, but has a 12-28 in back. You can see that it...
05-12-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By sd5782

Concerning the rd, it’s loosens for removal from...

Concerning the rd, it’s loosens for removal from the back I have read here. I’ve not messed with one I have but noted that advice.
05-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10,205
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Posted By sd5782

85 Ironman

I have decided that I have too many bikes and the racier ones give me less enjoyment at my age and physical condition, so I may be selling this one. I will put the stock parts back on it that I have....
05-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,210
Posted By sd5782

Matthews again

This was posted in the fall I think, but back up again. Might be interesting to someone.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/d/ann-arbor-vintage-matthews-10-speed/7470434987.html

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05-05-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By sd5782

I certainly don’t know much about it, but I think...

I certainly don’t know much about it, but I think the magic is in the tubing. Some/most of my bikes were also purchased to experience the different tubings. I am an old slow rider, but can sometimes...
04-28-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,488
Posted By sd5782

I’m kinda a gear calc nerd and strive for even...

I’m kinda a gear calc nerd and strive for even gear spacing. It isn’t always easy getting nice gaps with a six speed. 5 speeds however seem to make it pretty easy. I even converted my 1983 Trek 700...
04-26-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By sd5782

I just measured 2 of my 1973 Schwinn Super...

I just measured 2 of my 1973 Schwinn Super Sports, as I knew they were nowhere near 7 inches. 6 5/8” as close as I could get. That is the diamond shaped arm. That comes out to a bit over 168mm.
04-21-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By sd5782

My favorite mirror also. I have at least 5 or 6....

My favorite mirror also. I have at least 5 or 6. I kept my Superbe levers though. I bought a single and modified it to accept that mirror keeping the stock lever in case I ruined it. Likewise on a...
04-19-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,702
Posted By sd5782

The one takeaway I like from all the discussions...

The one takeaway I like from all the discussions seems to be that wider and softer isn’t necessarily a negative. Maybe and maybe not depending on many factors. That has given me license to be happy...
04-12-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By sd5782

That derailleur hanger doesn’t look to be as low...

That derailleur hanger doesn’t look to be as low hanging as some others relative to the axle. Perhaps this bike was designed with tighter gearing in mind and small cage derailleurs. As noted earlier,...
04-03-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By sd5782

That flatland breeze. My in-laws live 50 miles...

That flatland breeze. My in-laws live 50 miles from Ft Wayne in Ohio. A huge wind mill farm there. The flatlands don’t block that wind much, so no hiding from it as you know.

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04-03-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By sd5782

That wall of wind

Maybe not a brick wall of wind, but definitely a large limiting factor with my speed. Getting older and riding on the handlebar tops and having the bars at seat height got me wondering. A little...
04-02-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By sd5782

And it turned out beautiful and all works...

And it turned out beautiful and all works together. Nice job.
03-21-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,390
Posted By sd5782

[QUOTE=Bruce27;22444379]I was just checking that...

[QUOTE=Bruce27;22444379]I was just checking that stem option out TheGoldenBoy and trying to imagine the fit... probably be a bit crazy with drop bars....
03-20-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By sd5782

I worked on an a similar Shimano, but a lower...

I worked on an a similar Shimano, but a lower tier level. I got all the advice about flushing and working it in, but to no avail. Eventuality I discovered that the coil spring was broken and...
03-18-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By sd5782

I follow your thinking here. I put a Superbe...

I follow your thinking here. I put a Superbe crank on my Frejus that was 47-50 originally. Now you have me thinking on how to get that crank back on.
03-17-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By sd5782

72 Fuji Newest, perhaps gaudy update

I posted earlier on this well used 72 Fuji Newest that I purchased last year. It looked to have spent its last decades as a commuter.
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03-14-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 878,414
Posted By sd5782

Steve-sd5782

No bike pics of me but this 2 wheeled pic is from 2014 when I was finishing a last ride before selling this old two wheeled friend; a 1977 BMW R100/7 that I purchased in 1987 and rode until 2014. I...
03-14-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By sd5782

Searching the specific tire as others had said...

Searching the specific tire as others had said gives clues. If however you are going to sell the bike like you mentioned, you won’t get your money back from even moderately priced new tires.
03-13-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By sd5782

Not even in the same ballpark as the ones here,...

Not even in the same ballpark as the ones here, but I did something similar on a 72 Fuji.

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03-08-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,801
Posted By sd5782

That is beautiful and well thought out,...

That is beautiful and well thought out, especially the gearing and accessories. I have 3 fillet brazed schwinn super sports and agree that they build into a nice conversion. My upright is also...
03-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,264
Posted By sd5782

You know it’s a nice place to ride if you pass...

You know it’s a nice place to ride if you pass ANY barn.
03-01-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,063
Posted By sd5782

Small common parts that seem to be way overpriced

As title says, some small parts seem way overpriced to me. Leading off are crank arm dust covers. I guess I didnít have them in tight enough and lost both nice Shimano ones on my Miyata. Of course...
02-26-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By sd5782

I remember home made choppers as a kid. Fork ends...

I remember home made choppers as a kid. Fork ends were chopped off of receiving bike. Fork arms were chopped off donor fork and hammered into receiving bike. Instant chopper. Even as a dumb kid, I...
02-22-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,897
Posted By sd5782

1972 Fuji

Nearing completion but canít get decent outside weather for much of a test ride. Went about a mile in 20 degree weather dodging ice patches on road.

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02-22-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,270
Posted By sd5782

I had fun in Niles and was overwhelmed with...

I had fun in Niles and was overwhelmed with everything. I can’t really take credit for the easy kickstand removal, just passing it along. I remembered later that I saw the RJ video on that, and he...
02-19-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By sd5782

Found one, and on its way. Kinda a pain to swap...

Found one, and on its way. Kinda a pain to swap out with bike already set up, but something to do in the winter. First responder Panzerwagon had one in 80mm. As a side note, he also has a really...
02-14-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,043
Posted By sd5782

[QUOTE=squirtdad;22409407]different position...

[QUOTE=squirtdad;22409407]different position between by citi bike and my road bikes,

but I start with a couple of standards for any bike
Seat high enough, most people seem to ride too low. I do...
02-14-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By sd5782

I found a crank arm adapter that uses the...

I found a crank arm adapter that uses the Ashtabula crank and any 110 rings. The setup is one pound heavier than the 3 piece crank but is easier to service and probably more durable. I posted here on...
02-13-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By sd5782

Yes, bikemig, I have read your post previously. I...

Yes, bikemig, I have read your post previously. I thought if I got a Fuji it would be a higher end and early 70s based on posts like yours. The paint was fairly beat up on this one when I got it and...
02-12-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By sd5782

A very short test ride today for first actual...

A very short test ride today for first actual ride on this bike as it wasn’t in rideable condition when purchased. After the foot of snow here and a slight bit of melting and rain, there is a bit of...
02-08-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By sd5782

If cutting a slot for a screwdriver, any old...

If cutting a slot for a screwdriver, any old screwdriver will probably not work. For real tough screws I get out my gunsmithing screwdrivers. The tip has parallel sides at the slot. I think for some...
02-08-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 562
Posted By sd5782

And another happy ending as the eBay seller said...

And another happy ending as the eBay seller said he would refund me the price and to just keep it. Someone else takes his pics, and he wasnít aware that it was the 22.0. He just assumed that it was...
02-05-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 3,509,482
Posted By sd5782

I know, the darned Ashtabula crank! Donít be too...

I know, the darned Ashtabula crank! Donít be too quick to dismiss it though. I weighed the stock setup, a 3 piece with rings, and the Ashtabula with a 110bcd spider adapter plus rings. The Ashtabula...
02-05-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,391
Posted By sd5782

Gonna be some drooling going on here. FYI, I have...

Gonna be some drooling going on here. FYI, I have one from about 1964 posted on this forum in the past. Experts here say to check the inside of the campy locknuts for the hub manufacture date for a...
01-31-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By sd5782

Names of all posters here will be noted as having...

Names of all posters here will be noted as having a greater problem that has created this problem.
01-21-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,210
Posted By sd5782

Vintage Matthews

Above my knowledge level but others may be interested

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/d/ann-arbor-vintage-matthews-10-speed/7435576582.html

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01-20-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By sd5782

Beautiful bike. I’m in it for dark blue tape and...

Beautiful bike. I’m in it for dark blue tape and ivory housing. Beautiful bike and of special interest as I am in the process of redoing a 72 Newest. I will need the orangish tape to match a large...
01-18-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,478
Posted By sd5782

Yes mrv that is what I use. I used to keep 30...

Yes mrv that is what I use. I used to keep 30 weight in one oil can and 20-50 in another. Now I have 80-90 gear oil in one instead of the 20-50. Alas, I don’t use enough to get that nostalgic smell...
01-18-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Posted By sd5782

The Brooks B15 may actually be rideable with some...

The Brooks B15 may actually be rideable with some conditioning and a couple turns of the tension screw after conditioning.
01-15-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By sd5782

Making progress

I have been working on the Fuji. Not great on the touch up matches, and my skill doing it, but as this will be a mutt build I can probably live with it. If not I could strip the paint and have the...
01-12-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,301
Posted By sd5782

I, like others go for mostly period correct or...

I, like others go for mostly period correct or upgrades from the period or from slightly afterwards. That brings us here with our Classic & Vintage obsessions. I did however restore a 1973 Super...
01-06-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,651
Posted By sd5782

How cool must it have been for a new member to be...

How cool must it have been for a new member to be searching around and find a 2 year old thread about a long ago hangout and memory of his youth!!
01-06-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By sd5782

Sounds like a hoarding problem on your part.

Sounds like a hoarding problem on your part.
01-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,690
Posted By sd5782

I think the real problem most of us have is not...

I think the real problem most of us have is not enough room.
01-05-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,234
Posted By sd5782

Yes, the big half steps are pretty. My 64 Frejus...

Yes, the big half steps are pretty. My 64 Frejus came with a beautiful 47/50 which was too tall for this old man. Sure is cool looking though. I switched it out for a Superbe which looks like a campy...
01-03-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,750
Posted By sd5782

Windmills

[QUOTE=55murray;22360345]My 1976 Kmart All-Pro cruiser. My brother outgrew it around 1981 and I got it.
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