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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!
05-17-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By sd5782

PM sent on the Weinmanns. I have a set laced up...

PM sent on the Weinmanns. I have a set laced up in 27” now, and have some vintage Dura Ace hubs in 36 that might go with these.
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...
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By sd5782

That is along the lines of my thinking. Tires,...

That is along the lines of my thinking. Tires, freewheel, and Shimano chain all with under 200 miles amounts to $150 that a purchaser need not spend.
05-15-22, 11:08 AM
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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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Posted By sd5782

No spills by me. Marks were on it when purchased....

No spills by me. Marks were on it when purchased. Brake adjusters were open for cleaning bike. As you can see, it is set up for a older less racy guy. A member here is in contact, so I will see what...
Replies: 9
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Posted By sd5782

more pics of the flaws

As mentioned, a few pics of the flaws. Not really too noticeable, but I did want to point out.

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Views: 207
Posted By sd5782

1985 Centurion Ironman

I am not a racy rider and have come to the conclusion that I like a sport touring frame best, so this Ironman may have to go. I am in contact with a kind forum member here about his interest and need...
05-14-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By sd5782

As an aside, I have the same Peugeot branded...

As an aside, I have the same Peugeot branded simplex SX410 gt on a Peugeot UO14 and it shifts the heliocomatic 13-30 very nicely. The shift levers also have a very nice feel. My FD is not a plastic...
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...
05-13-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By sd5782

Wouldn’t want to see this coming

This story caught my eye, as I am heading to S Dakota in a couple weeks. Not biking related though for me, but I think this would be quite a sight on the horizon for a touring cyclist.
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05-13-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By sd5782

I like the way the light action shifts, but...

I like the way the light action shifts, but wonder about durability. A co-op short cage one I have had the parallelogram tension spring pop out of place turning the unit floppy and useless. I could...
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
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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....
05-10-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By sd5782

Looks like your dad knew what he was doing. I set...

Looks like your dad knew what he was doing. I set up one of my old Super Sports with similar bars and it is a pleasant ride. Those brake levers play very nicely with the center pull brakes. I think I...
05-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 663
Posted By sd5782

I guess you really did swear off 27” bikes if you...

I guess you really did swear off 27” bikes if you donated your old 27” wheels. Problem is that a lot of nice mid grade bikes pop up with 27s at give away prices. As long as Paselas are still around,...
05-05-22, 02:21 PM
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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...
05-05-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,634
Posted By sd5782

Seeing some of the broken derailleur pics leading...

Seeing some of the broken derailleur pics leading to chains behind freewheels reminds me why I kinda like dork disks. Flame away.
05-03-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By sd5782

Pretty close in height of cogs to the Shimano....

Pretty close in height of cogs to the Shimano. Perhaps the Suntour is just a wee bit thinner through the stack height. The Shimano does have more overhang. Shimano is on the left.

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05-03-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,136
Posted By sd5782

I just acquired a Dura Ace with an 80 reach I...

I just acquired a Dura Ace with an 80 reach I could part with. The plastic plug has a chip on it. Aluminum ones are available. I see these go for some high bucks.
05-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By sd5782

I just picked up at a bike show a Suntour 13-28 6...

I just picked up at a bike show a Suntour 13-28 6 speed that seems to be ultra spaced when holding it up to compare with another Ultra 6 I have mounted. Body says VIA with a date code of bd. It...
05-01-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By sd5782

One item I did get was a vintage Shimano shop box...

One item I did get was a vintage Shimano shop box with cogs for 5 and 6 speed uniglide freehubs. It has perhaps 20 cogs of various sizes. I haven’t sorted it yet, but I may be able to help others out...
05-01-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By sd5782

Bike show

Hopefully others will chime in on the bike swap meet in Monroe Michigan. It was formerly held in Ann Arbor. It was my first time there and I was only after parts as I have too many bikes. The vendors...
04-30-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,488
Posted By sd5782

Blasphemy! Turn in your C&V membership card.

Blasphemy! Turn in your C&V membership card.
04-30-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,488
Posted By sd5782

Since this thread has gone off script a bit, I...

Since this thread has gone off script a bit, I will amend an earlier post about 6 speeds. I had one 13-30 on another bike and recently at the co-op came into a uniglide 13-30 cassette. Numbers for...
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...
04-27-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By sd5782

I was thinking just slight manufacturing...

I was thinking just slight manufacturing tolerances too. This bike/freehub is very low miles. Any extra parts in the system introduces more tolerance error. I’m just learning a new mechanical system...
04-27-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By sd5782

Here we go. Yes, this bike has an old uniglide 6...

Here we go. Yes, this bike has an old uniglide 6 speed free hub. I watched an RJ video on switching it over to a 7 speed hyperglide. As this was done, he had to switch some internal shims under the...
04-26-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By sd5782

Freehub and bearing adjustment

I am a C&V guy and therefore have nearly always dealt with freewheels. When adjusting bearings after replacing I know that any lateral slop at the rim is directly from the axle bearing adjustment.
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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.
04-25-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

New plan. I checked my parts and will build this...

New plan. I checked my parts and will build this up with a Technomic 110 stem I have and some 600 levers and one of the many sets of bars I have lying around. Full tear down and bearings too. As I...
04-25-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

That is probably what I will do. I think I will...

That is probably what I will do. I think I will try to get a replacement crank, rd, and bars to put it back near stock and offer it here. I’m not sure however if it would in fact be worth very much,...
04-24-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

Thanks all for the input. I’ve been a bit busy so...

Thanks all for the input. I’ve been a bit busy so haven’t messed with this one much. I will at least clean it up and get a few more pics of the nice frame details. It sat for sale for at least 3...
04-24-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

Research seems to show Columbus SL on this with...

Research seems to show Columbus SL on this with perhaps an SP downtube. Remnants remain of the Columbus sticker.
04-23-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

Yes, save the wheels. Most of my bikes are older...

Yes, save the wheels. Most of my bikes are older and 27”, so keep these surely in case an update is possible. Maybe I’ll move it to appraisal section for some more advice in the future. Now if it was...
04-23-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

Not really

I’m more of a non anodized kinda old school guy. Rear is also the old uniglide freehub 6 speed. I just measured 126 rear and 100 front. I will do a bit of research on the wheels though. Freehub is...
04-23-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

I also bought it for the crank arm plugs. I...

I also bought it for the crank arm plugs. I haven’t torn into it yet, but looking at the rear hub, it may be that early odd Shimano 6 speed freehub. Columbus SL is too rich for the co-op in my town....
04-23-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By sd5782

Ross Signature Triad; now what to do?

I saw a sort of mongrel Ross Signature advertised on Facebook for several weeks. I don’t do Facebook, but finally I had my daughter contact the seller for me. The triple crank in the ad caught my...
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By sd5782

Suntour VX-S

Your setup on the PKN-10 cries out for the Suntour VX-S rd. It maxes out at maybe 26t capacity, but is wonderful at 24ish and handles a 30t rear cog easily.
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...
04-16-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 757
Posted By sd5782

Before I knew the little that I know now, I...

Before I knew the little that I know now, I cleaned bad spokes with 0000 steel wool and mineral spirits. These were old Schwinn double butted on Schwinn approved hubs and Weinmann aluminum rims. I...
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,...
04-08-22, 06:04 PM
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Views: 11,097,342
Posted By sd5782

Surly LHT

2012 Surly LHT. Not really vintage, but maybe of interest to touring folks $1,250.

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04-06-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By sd5782

Not to be crude, but I can think of other...

Not to be crude, but I can think of other curvatures that don’t get universal agreement. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By sd5782

Mostly I was referencing just dead air drag, but...

Mostly I was referencing just dead air drag, but it’s pretty much the same sort of aero effect with headwinds thrown in except obviously to a greater degree. Last year before retirement I had a day...
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.
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