Frame bare now only fixed cup left, try and get that out tomorrow at work, new BB in too hopefully. Ritchey headset in too. Hope to find a seat post tomorrow too.
I will clean up all threads too BB Forks etc.
I will get it running with the factory wheels and probably clear coat frame too to protect it through the wet part of the year.
Hi guys, I got the BB out and the Ritchey in although I may change that out for a Tange that is on another bike. Loved all the pics guys . . Thanks
Got a headset in today, will need to wait a bit for BB though, going on holiday in about ten days, so I hope to get 1 in before I go away. It is going to be a nice ride, I like the frame geometry, should I stick with the stock wheels or go for something a little better?
Your thoughts Ladies and Gentlemen?
My old Trek 7500... a '99.
Sold it to my friend a few years ago and she rides it daily as her commuter and uses it for touring... a purpose that I found it was ideal for.
Hello Sixty Fiver,
I first off want to say I have seen your Raleigh 20 and Sport, both very nice thoughtful bikes. I have also seen this Trek in the Show us your Hybrid thread I think? (that reminds me I need to post a pic of my Jamis in that thread)
I think Trek have always have always made a beautiful bike and that is a nice bike too.
I got the giant because it was free, a nice bike too possibly, but I would like a Multitrack (or a Stinson , DB Overdrive!?) I will continue with this one and probably get a few more as commuter, rail trail, lend out type bikes.
I have other bikes like a Claud Butler some retro MTB's etc, I do not ride the Claud as much as I would like, I need to get some new tyres re cable etc. so this type of bike will make a nice back up as I am working on the other stuff.
Thanks for the reply and please excuse the waffle.
My 1990 Univega Via Carisma. The frame, 700c Araya wheels and Shimano Exage 500 drivetrain are all original to this bike.
I had the original LX cantilever brakes on for about 2000 miles, but the mini-V's work just as well with my setup (same levers) and I don't have to lug around a 10mm wrench.
Stick with them for now and get the bike rolling. I don't know what your Innova has for a wheelset but mine are the stock Alivio hubs with Araya 36 hole PX-45 rims. While they are not the lightest or best wheels, they do roll quite nicely wrapped in 700x28c tires. I actually kind of like that the wheels are on the wider side so they don't seem as fragile. If you don't like your wheels after the bike is going, then consider switching.
Originally Posted by Bicycle Addict
That Trek and I covered a lot of miles together... it did everything quite well and my friend just loves it.
Originally Posted by Bicycle Addict
I replaced it with my Kuwahara Shasta (which I just gave to my nephew) after getting a Moulton as it is a great all rounder and great bike for city riding and should see some touring as well.
sgnl2nz That is a very nice Univega, very nice. I will run Scwhalbes eventaully but have some 32c Vittorias for the time being, are those 35c's or 38c's? Thanks for posting
clarkbre . . yes Thanks that is what I will do, I may need to replace hub in front wheel as QR is stuck solid, cones feel like they were dry years ago,there is rust dust coming out!? I am spraying them with Kerosene so they should hopefully come apart. I want the wider rim section feel on this bike as I am over roadbike wheels on anything other than a roadbike
Sixty Fiver . . How many bikes do you regret moving on? I only ask as I am getting to be a bit of a collector and do not want it to spiral out of control (damn this drug called Bicycles)
I think the Moulton is lovely I would like a Moulton ATB one day, we will see.
Again thanks for the replies guys
I don't have any regrets when those bicycles go to people who really appreciate them... the friend that got my Trek had used it many times when she was my housemate and just loved it. I made some modifications to the controls for her as she injured her left hand and wrist quite badly and could not use the STI thumb shifter so it got a light action friction lever and then it was really her bike.
Originally Posted by Bicycle Addict
When she tells me this is the best bike ever and that she will never part with it that puts a smile on my face... it too got some significant upgrades from it's stock form to make it lighter and stiffer.
My nephew is thrilled with the Kuwahara Shasta as he has never owned a bicycle of such good quality... it is one of their hand built models and the parts I upgraded it with were rather stellar which makes it better than it was when it was new. I still have my Kuwahara Cascade which I have had for seven years and ridden close to 40,000 km as a commuter, winter bike, and now dedicated touring bicycle.
The Moulton is a good replacement for the Shasta as it is a capable all rounder with a beautiful ride quality, excellent performance, and has everything one would want in a commuter / utility bicycle and I do like my vintage British bicycles.
That Moulton, in case anyone wonders what we are talking about... the frame and suspension design is absolutely brilliant and it has a lot of modern upgrades to make a bicycle that was made in 1966 as capable as any bicycle built today.
I miss my old Raleigh Superbe and 1948 Rudge... I cannot sit upright on a bicycle for long because of my back and as such these bikes belonged to be with people who would appreciate them and again, they went to people I know who simply adore them.
My 1993 Cannondale H400.
1995 Marin San Rafael
Hi guys 2 very nice bikes just put on, Cannondales have always been enticing from the age of about 17 I have wanted one, something seems to always come up before they do though,maybe one day.
A MARIN San Rafeal, that is completely what I would love,
1) Its a Marin . . . . need I say more
2) CroMo !!!
3) Small gauge tubing . . drool worthy
Do you both have other pics of the bikes?
Ed.M . . . . You could try getting another chain(or just more links) and go to a cassette/freewheel with a crawling cog of say 34 teeth and a smaller "small" chain ring with this set up you should be able to climb just about any hill without even leaving the seat!
Originally Posted by Ed.M
Cheaper than a new bike . . .you may well be able to get another 18 years of use out of this bike! (which I may add is in lovely condition)
Hopefully "Sixty Fiver" or one of the other guys may chime in and give you a bit"more info.
My 1999 (?) Univega Via Montega. I bought it June 2012...I hadn't had a bike in years. It was replaced in Dec 2012 by a 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4 :love:. I found I really enjoy bicycling around LA. I was kind of scared to ride in the street, but I'm getting into it more. I rode the bike the other day, it felt way less "sporty" than my Fuji, but If I sold it, what could I get for it? Maybe $100? I'd rather just keep it as a back up, or maybe one day a friend will want to join me.
Looks pretty clean! It may be a 1998:
Can you check what the frame material is? If it is indeed a 1998 and the frame is hi-ten steel, then that will turn off some buyers who know what to look for. In LA, I'd say you could probably ask $150 for it.
I'd hang on to it if I were you, maybe put a rack and some bags on the back and turn it into an errand/utility bike, for riding when you're not looking to go fast.
Yeah 1998 says "spruce green" which mine is, and the frame and fork are both steel.
My 1990 Trek 750. Nothing is original except the frame/fork. I recently built it back up as a city/bike path cruiser for rides with my daughter. Having a touring bike geo she also serves nicely as a grocery getter.
My '97 Fisher Nirvana. 26" wheels, so not what you requested, but it's representative of at Fisher's limited line of hybrids that year. The bike it's quite similar to is the 1991 Bridgestone CB-0 (aka CB-Zip). TIG welded butted Cromoly frame, steeper frame geometry, a lower bottom bracket, and bigger chainrings than Fisher's MTB's. Fisher called it a "Do-Anything MacGyver Bike." :thumb:
Rejoined the club when I picked this up... BRC Ricochet with some upgraded parts to make it nicer.
Interesting that it appears all the stem angles were significantly taller back then. Makes me wonder why they've all dropped so much. (None of us are pros, for sure).
Makes me 2nd guess whether an adjustable stem isn't a smarter buy & if they shouldn't all include them even if they bolt 'em together at a standard low drop just cuz what comes around, goes around & I wouldn't be surprised to see angles change again in the next decade. (I'm assuming up more than down, of course cuz any lower & we might as well do drop bars).
Things that make you go hmmmm.....:p
Thanks to all for posting and keeping this thread alive, my computer is playing up I will try to post some pics soon, some very nice bikes on display.:thumb:
I bought this one a while ago,
Got this a few days ago for $10 NZ
This one I have tried to do a similar thing to you Mowyang.
I need to build it again as a lot of the bits had to go on bikes I have sold. I have the parts now it will have to wait until I move a few on.
dr1445) Nice Bianchi.Nice. Did I say I thought it was nice? We did not see too much Bianchi over here and I wish we had though.
Sixty Fiver) That bike is lovely . . who makes them I have not seen one before? I like the Black plastic guards, simple effective and cheaper than the higher end stuff
Hi Corwin1968 just out of interest what are the seat tube and top tube measurements, I think the frame I just picked up is the same size.
Originally Posted by corwin1968