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05-13-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I did a 600 mile RT to pick up a lowly 1988...

I did a 600 mile RT to pick up a lowly 1988 Schwinn Voyageur. Don't ask me why... I just needed a road trip.
01-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,835
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Not really. The retailer must ensure they are...

Not really. The retailer must ensure they are installed when sold. If the consumer pulls them off, that's on them as far as the law goes. It's kind of like the 6" tags hanging off of your pillows...
01-28-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,835
Posted By UKFan4Sure

In my opinion, they probably shouldn't come with...

In my opinion, they probably shouldn't come with saddles, either. They usually are replaced pretty quickly. What would be cool is if the bike manufacturers would provide 3 or so selections for the...
01-28-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Or doing the math to provide a metric to inch...

Or doing the math to provide a metric to inch conversion. For instance, a frame labeled 55 cm, one would have to pick either 21, 21.5, or 22 because it's actually a 21.65 inch frame. I've even...
01-24-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By UKFan4Sure

EBay Tinkers With Sizing Charts in Listings

Have any of you ever sought to purchase a bike on eBay? You used to be able to select frame sizes in either inches or centimenters. As I've always understood it, mountain, older road bikes, and...
07-13-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 95,777
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Built this one up and gave it to my buddy as a...

Built this one up and gave it to my buddy as a birthday present..... He was happy me thinks.... :)

USA frame number 1073, a very early one. I built it up with 100% 600 Ultegra 8 speed, all NOS out...
04-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By UKFan4Sure

If it were me, I'd get the training/education and...

If it were me, I'd get the training/education and become and electronics tech. Been there, done it. For me, it opened so many doors and raised my family. You can eventually branch out to computer or...
04-15-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By UKFan4Sure

If I bought one, from that moment forward, every...

If I bought one, from that moment forward, every part I lost would be aluminum or brass.... :(
04-15-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 870,328
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1986 and 1988 Voyageurs. Both mine. Can't make...

1986 and 1988 Voyageurs. Both mine. Can't make up my mind which to keep. The Emerald Green 88 is more my size, but the 86 British Pine is more of the kind of eye candy and still fits fairly well. ...
04-10-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I wanted to go work at the Harley Davidson parts...

I wanted to go work at the Harley Davidson parts department, but my wife said "no".....
04-09-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I was building bikes for a local LBS until one...

I was building bikes for a local LBS until one day I went to pick up a few to build, and the day manager said he didn't have time to grab me a few at the time I showed up. Nor would he give me a time...
04-09-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 70,064
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Very nice! That's a really tall one! I just...

Very nice! That's a really tall one! I just recently finished my '88.
04-09-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Ahhhh.... Disc brakes. It wasn't until I...

Ahhhh.... Disc brakes. It wasn't until I acquired this little tool, that things got easier....

...
04-09-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'll be dad Bern. Nice hat.

I'll be dad Bern. Nice hat.
04-06-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,316
Posted By UKFan4Sure

What I find amazing in my area, is indeed all of...

What I find amazing in my area, is indeed all of the shop owners know each other. It's actually quite a fraternity. I've never heard another owner say a bad word about another. I've even heard...
04-01-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 62,872
Views: 9,577,472
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Top of the line Panasonic! ...

Top of the line Panasonic!

https://louisville.craigslist.org/bik/d/louisville-panasonic-dx-6000-road/7099574430.html

...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,656
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Click on Paul's video above. When it starts...

Click on Paul's video above. When it starts playing, click on "watch on YouTube". Once it's open and playing in YouTube, you hit the subscribe button.
03-28-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,721
Posted By UKFan4Sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDwH0QOnn_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDwH0QOnn_Y
03-25-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I personally like seeing an individual listing...

I personally like seeing an individual listing for each part. That way, I know each reply is about THAT part. Someone might reply, "What are the measurements?" Well, the measurements of what part,...
03-24-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By UKFan4Sure

So I Get a Phone Call....

And this buddy of mine says his brother was thinking about me and had some "bike parts" he was bringing over to his house. He wanted me to take a look and see if I wanted any of it. Well.... yeah....
03-21-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,675
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Jumbo rolls in stock at a store near you! ...

Jumbo rolls in stock at a store near you!


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03-21-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,104
Posted By UKFan4Sure

DeRosa Professional.... ...

DeRosa Professional....


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03-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By UKFan4Sure

loose cassette. tighten the locknut

loose cassette. tighten the locknut
03-19-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,137
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Very nice build. Thanks for sharing your dad's...

Very nice build. Thanks for sharing your dad's old ride! :thumb:
03-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Great looking bike, 52! I love that color. All...

Great looking bike, 52! I love that color. All of your bikes are primo!
03-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By UKFan4Sure

SP-155 Pedals and Christophe Toe Clips -- Before and After

Just finished up the first pedal and will restore the other tomorrow. I performed a complete restoration on them including polish, and bearing disassembly and re-lubrication. Just thought I'd post...
03-15-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I have $300 in the entire bike. I doubt I'll be...

I have $300 in the entire bike. I doubt I'll be asking for my money back on a Cervelo SuperProdigy (Columbus Thermocrom Tubing), one of the last steel Cervelos made, but your point is well taken. ...
03-14-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Mine is "Oh Crap!" heavy. That's what I said...

Mine is "Oh Crap!" heavy. That's what I said when I picked it up one day, anyhow.
03-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By UKFan4Sure

We sir, are cut from the same cloth, then. ...

We sir, are cut from the same cloth, then. Vintage HiFi is in my blood too. I was an electronic tech by trade before I went into management.
03-14-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm retired now. If I told you how far I drove...

I'm retired now. If I told you how far I drove to get this Emerald Green '88, you'd think I was nuts (and my wife would agree with you). Let's just say round trip fuel was about $75 in my 3.5...
03-14-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The '86 frame is my favorite. What a well built,...

The '86 frame is my favorite. What a well built, luxurious frame and one well worth building with modern components.
03-14-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Wow!! So much Voyageur love! :love: (Be careful...

Wow!! So much Voyageur love! :love: (Be careful how you say that. Leaving the "g" out could get you in trouble).
03-14-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,680
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I officially despise you, only due to jealousy. ...

I officially despise you, only due to jealousy. Man, what a find!
03-13-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,601
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I see these and I'm thinking how utterly...

I see these and I'm thinking how utterly practical these are. Wouldn't it be nice not throwing a leg over all the time? If us men could only get over ourselves, we would realize we've been doing it...
03-13-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Another Vintage Voyager: Before and After Resto

Almost done with this one. Have to install the fenders and racks, and I'm done. I love restoring these old bikes. It gets expensive, but I don't play golf, so what the heck.....
Post #1now...
03-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,449
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Here they are! ...

Here they are!

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Forum: Touring
03-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By UKFan4Sure

My $30 eBay Light Setup.

I purchased these lights on eBay along with the accessory bar they are mounted on. When the lights arrived, I charged and tested them for duration. I gave up at 2.5 hours of run time and turned...
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Then why not just move along, then? Why dump on...

Then why not just move along, then? Why dump on his thread as your post adds nothing of value.

To the original poster, I enjoyed seeing the challenges you faced with the weather temps, and the...
02-27-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,104
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Sorry, maybe my post was confusing. The one in...

Sorry, maybe my post was confusing. The one in the photo is my 86. I just bought an 88 (photo below) also that I plan on fixing up. Maybe I"ll do one of those fix'er up threads when I get it! :)
...
02-27-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,104
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I wonder how much difference there is in the...

I wonder how much difference there is in the Diacomp 981 (earlier) vs 983's (later)? I have 981's and someone in another thread with 981's said he never could get them to work properly with 700c...
02-27-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,104
Posted By UKFan4Sure

OK, I was just confused about what math you were...

OK, I was just confused about what math you were talking about? 1-1/4 is 31.75mm, 36mm is 1.42 inches. I understood tires aren't always what is stated on the sidewall, but 4.25mm higher than stated...
02-27-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,104
Posted By UKFan4Sure

And yes, I agree. I've had all kinds of weird...

And yes, I agree. I've had all kinds of weird measurements on tire width claims, some wider (Continental always running wider), and some smaller (Kenda, for example). I still think 36 on a 1-1/4...
02-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,897
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Here's mine, a late 80's DeRosa. I did it with...

Here's mine, a late 80's DeRosa. I did it with rattle-cans.


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,236
Posted By UKFan4Sure

During recreational rides, we normally stop at...

During recreational rides, we normally stop at about 25 miles and take a power bar break.
01-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,611
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm with you. My bike is way too valuable to...

I'm with you. My bike is way too valuable to leave it out of sight. Even when I stop to eat somewhere, the bike is right outside the window of the restaurant in my plain view. I won't have it any...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,023
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Stop being a elitist. For short, I've heard it...

Stop being a elitist. For short, I've heard it called "Campy" a thousand times....
01-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1. Early Bird Gets the Worm 2. Sometimes You...

1. Early Bird Gets the Worm
2. Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose
01-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,457
Posted By UKFan4Sure

New build for me... ...

New build for me...


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01-18-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I liked everything about the old 80's Trek's...

I liked everything about the old 80's Trek's except for their relationship with Maillard and their use of the Helicomatic rear hub.
01-18-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,809
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The down-tube demographic is getting older. I...

The down-tube demographic is getting older. I watched the same thing happen with the vintage car market. One can buy a Ford Model A for a song these days compared to post 50's cars. Newer generations...
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