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Shimano "Eagle" components? (on an old cruiser)(14 posts)

Shimano "Eagle" components? (on an old cruiser)Spinchick
Oct 3, 2001 1:48 PM
Anyone know how old a Ross Eurotour might be with Eagle componentry? (Doesn't look at all like a modern derailer). Actually the brake calipers are Weinman (I think?). It's a 5 speed. Was thinking of cleaning it up for a beater/tow path bike. May be a POS but it was a free POS.

Oh yeah, and it's a "girl's" bike. No tt. Good for when I'm wearing those long, ankle-length skirts and petticoats. Thank goodness, I'm sick of wearing spandex.
Be still my beating heart.MB1
Oct 3, 2001 4:41 PM
You've got an old beater there. Shimano Eagle were/are old wide range steel parts. Nothing fancy, got the job done. That is pretty old stuff-it was new when I was working in bike shops in the 70s.

If it works don't mess with it. Might need new cables and chain if they are rusty. New brake pads might help too. No need to spend more than $20 to fix it up and get a pretty pink flower basket for it too.
Actually, the only thing I'm going to need to replaceSpinchick
Oct 3, 2001 5:01 PM
is one cable, the rear brake pads and the tires. Everything else is fine. Used a little fine steel wool on the mildly rusted areas and it cleaned up pretty well. Now on to the Huffy. I love trash-picking...
um, hey, baby! come to butthead! oh, and mb1, you're...Js Haiku Shop
Oct 4, 2001 5:43 AM
...incorrigible...yesterday mr.c/b's stoker, today spinchick...if miss M ever finds out, we're all history!

Spinchick...

the raleigh:



the huffy:

Today quadzilla 1s stoker. Woof, woof! (Sorry Spinchick) nmMB1
Oct 4, 2001 5:56 AM
Watch out! Hell hath no fury like a Spinchick scorned... nmSpinchick
Oct 4, 2001 5:58 AM
What about a competitive Miss M? nmLen J
Oct 4, 2001 6:02 AM
ewwwwwwww! dog spit! nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 4, 2001 6:04 AM
That does it! I'm not letting ANY of you EVER meet her ;-) nmMB1
Oct 4, 2001 6:06 AM
How is it anyway that no matter where we start from we alwaysMB1
Oct 4, 2001 6:15 AM
seem to end up in the gutter?

Although in all fairness I must confess a slight fondness for the low side of life.

Pass the peanuts please, barkeep.
thought this was a cycling forum. no bowling talk, please. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 4, 2001 6:25 AM
That does it!!! I'm going golfing. nmMB1
Oct 4, 2001 6:28 AM
If we look up & squint..........Len J
Oct 4, 2001 6:26 AM
do you think we can see the top of the curb from here?

Len
Small minds think alike? nmSpinchick
Oct 4, 2001 6:29 AM