Viscount. Check my bikes, current & past here:
Just posting to once again say how mad I am I missed a Bridgestone RB-T in my size in like new condition for $125
56/14, nice and quick when im lying down
I posted this on the Univega Appreciation thread as well.
198? Univega Gran Turismo. Now my daily commuter.
Man I like the colour of your Univega. Nice bike!!
This is my '85 Centurian 'Elite RS' Sport/Touring bike I managed to snag for free. Its my around town bike I pull a trailer with commuting to work. 'Tange #2' cro-moly frame with 'Shimano 600' drivetrain, Sugino ALP 53X42 crank, 13-28 7-speed freewheel (to replace the 6) and Dia-comp 'Gran-comp' brakes. This is going to be my fast cruiser bike (and light tourer) once I get some decent racks for it.
Rides real sweet.
~ "I like the way the brake cables come out of the top of the levers and loop around to the brake calipers!...I like those downtube shifters too!...No no no, don't take 'em off, don't take 'em off,...leave 'em on, leave 'em on! - Thats right baby!!
~BF - Steel Club Member #00051
Flipping the wheel is pretty easy and climbing is climbing... the harshest climb I have ever done on this bike was a short hill here that has a 17- 22% grade. Longer and more moderate grades aren't really an issue.
Not originally a tourer, more-so used as a commuter, and really only the frame in "vintage', but what the heck, I love it.
1982 Piaggio Bianchi Sport SS
1990 Schwinn World Sport... not exactly vintage - yet . Sorry for the crummy pics. I'm the original owner. Always stored indoors, never been wet. Has maybe 40 miles on it. For years I've gone back and forth between "keep" and "sell." Right now I'm in "keep" mode.
And an identical twin! (One's 21", the other 19").
The only thing that was sore was my butt and a litrle saddle adjustment fixed that.
Thanks Stan, I appreciate that tip, which should've been obvious to me .
For those of you with an interest, I have added more Le Chemineaus to my collection. Click on the Wool Jersey link below.
Picked up a Miyata 610 this weekend. Nice and it fits me. Was planning to buy a new Long Haul Trucker, but am now thinking maybe I just keep this bike.... Best part is it is in great condition and it only cost $20.
Picked this up in NOS condition a few days ago. Its going to be built up with mostly 9sp 105 as my light tourer/commuter. I love the way this frame rides!
Miyata 210, coming up on 25 years old.
You will not believe how fast I used to be...
1979 Centurion Semi Pro
1982 Lotus Classique
1986 De Rosa Professional SLX
1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
1995 Hot Tubes TT
1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
1998 Trek Y-Foil
2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
2011 Eddy Merckx EMX3
2014 Wraith "Hustle" (best value in a steel frame today, IMO)
1978 Shogun Touring ,Purchased New!
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