| New discovery for me: a $9.95 Wald seat post, available through any local bike shop, that allows you to use your Brooks saddles on a standard Schwinn. It's number 51124 -- a nice, long 15-inch steel post that measures 7/8" on top and 13/16" on the bottom. It's great to have because I can now use my comfortable Brooks B90-3 on both my British and American bikes. It works much better than trying to shim a post to fit.|
| OK, I've finally come up with step-by-step instructions on how to modify your old battery headlamp with modern batteries:|
Let me know if you can't download the file.
| As usual, substitute tilde character (shift - top row to the left of the "1" key) for the single quote that precedes dg_poston in the url given. (Why does this problem come up so often???)|
I am the new proud owner of the Norman 3-speed which Staci posted on a few months ago. Since I've had it, I have replaced the front and rear brakes, made brake adjustments, and cleaned up the bike's fenders and wheels. It still needs work done on the crank, as the left side slips when peddling. Any suggestions? I intend on keeping the original paint, since there are rare Norman decals that add a touch of history.
| Do you mean that the left crankarm is loose on the spindle?|
| You can find crank cotters on ebay|
| Any LBS that handles more than plastic wonderbikes should have them. Biketoolsets.com has 'em. Be sure you press it in TIGHT (with a C-clamp and something hollow) before you tighten the nut.|
| That is, www.biketoolsetc.com|
| Wonderful! Thanks for all the replies. The bike is in perfect working condition now.|
| So Chris,how far south you flying(err...biking)for the winter?|
| New Mexico? Arizona? I'm rooted here in Michigan a bit too well. Can't stand the thought of another Michigan winter.|
| Email me Chris.Maybe I can talk you into becomming a temporary Texan.|
|There was a halt to an execution : was that in Texas??|
I've just acquired an orange Raleigh Space Rider for my son, who will be 10 on Monday. The bike is in decent condition except for the seat, which is pretty much blown apart (vinyl with plastic showing through, may not be original). Any suggestions for an appropriate replacement saddle? Please email, as I may have trouble checking the board.
I don't know the mfr date, as I didn't think to check the hub (we don't have the bike in hand yet). Crossbar is rounded rather than straight, if that helps...
Thanks in advance for any ideas,