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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-27-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By edsall78
I have the same model but from 1983-ish.. ...

I have the same model but from 1983-ish..

this one looks like the 23"/1984 (electric blue).

I think the bike is worth at least $300+--especially in a NYC market.

I sold my Lotus Excelle (one...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-24-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,916
Posted By edsall78
I bought my Soma Double Cross as a frameset and...

I bought my Soma Double Cross as a frameset and am confident I could build one cheaper than the complete most LBS's and Soma sell. But i didn't put it together piece by piece to save $$..

In my...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 09-20-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By edsall78
+1. I typically ride a 56cm..and got a 54cm DC. ...

+1. I typically ride a 56cm..and got a 54cm DC. I also got a 90mm stem; but that is more a function of the really long top tube on the DC.

I had the same issue with my shop not having the Soma...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-18-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By edsall78
This is still going to weigh between 25#-30#. If...

This is still going to weigh between 25#-30#. If you are OK with that..so be it.

I'd be tempted to buy a fully restored bike from someone on the forums..then add the Brooks and new flat...
Forum: Northeast 09-16-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,682
Posted By edsall78
It can be done. Brooklyn to George Washington...

It can be done. Brooklyn to George Washington Bridge..then down to Hoboken..
Just break the trip up into 2-legs.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-08-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By edsall78
It is interesting that the bike comes with 27"...

It is interesting that the bike comes with 27" wheels..

I thought these were super under-rated because of the 700c wheelset.

Nice little bike. I want to believe it's an 87 and not the...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By edsall78
If its Brooklyn to Bronx..you should be able to...

If its Brooklyn to Bronx..you should be able to take the subway part way fairly easily; especially at 5:30am.

Id take the subway in the AM and bike home. 16 miles after a long day may not be the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-15, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,013
Posted By edsall78
Go to 718cyclery in Brooklyn, they converted my...

Go to 718cyclery in Brooklyn, they converted my wife's Lotus mixte to porteur bars (velo orange) + brake levers..

Should be able to take the 'R' train right to the shop..or bike there from LIC.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-13-15, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By edsall78
I owned this bike and also got it for...

I owned this bike and also got it for $20!..Assuming its in working condition with no stuck parts--$150+.

Even though this was a low end Lotus..I thought it was fairly nice value. 700c wheelset...
Forum: Commuting 06-10-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By edsall78
9-speed cassetteShimano Tiagra HG-50 9 Speed...

9-speed cassetteShimano Tiagra HG-50 9 Speed 12-23 Cassette (http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/shimano-tiagra-hg-50-9-speed-12-23-cassette?page_context=category&faceted_search=0)

9-speed...
Forum: Commuting 05-31-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,579
Posted By edsall78
Not to confuse things. But look into a Soma...

Not to confuse things. But look into a Soma Doublecross. You could buy it complete..but it may be cheaper to buy the frame/fork and build it up with simple components. I'm under 1k on mine and it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By edsall78
If it shifts to the up position on its own..it...

If it shifts to the up position on its own..it could just be that the screw was loose..I remember something similar happening to me.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By edsall78
I had this exact bike..assuming it is in fact the...

I had this exact bike..assuming it is in fact the 1987..you can get new down tube shifters or..as i recently did.switch to barend shifters..8-speed ultegra is super cheap..and I find them way more...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-19-15, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,579
Posted By edsall78
I own the Soma and am also 5'-9". I'm riding a...

I own the Soma and am also 5'-9". I'm riding a 54cm with a 90mm stem. I have more spacers on than I'd like. I imagine that a 50cm would require quite a bit more..

I'd get at least a 52cm.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By edsall78
I was actually going to agree with GB on this...

I was actually going to agree with GB on this one..I've had my share of those 600 arabesque RD..In fact i have I spare 600 Aabesque right now in my meager parts bin..

Its pretty much the only...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-07-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35,936
Views: 3,678,029
Posted By edsall78
That is a club fuji..and a trek 330. Both look...

That is a club fuji..and a trek 330. Both look to be for a taller person 6'-0"-ish.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By edsall78
When you consider that you get the cables, cable...

When you consider that you get the cables, cable stops, + 8speed shifters. Can you mount your down tube shifters on this pod?

I bought these + 8-speed cassette + chain for under $75 shipped a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-16-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By edsall78
I considered doing the exact same thing with my...

I considered doing the exact same thing with my downtube shifters (arabesque).

Opted for this instead:
Shimano Ultegra 6480 Triple 8sp Bar End Shifter | Chain Reaction Cycles...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-01-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,067
Posted By edsall78
Your Shopping Cart | Wraith Fabrication...

Your Shopping Cart | Wraith Fabrication (http://wraithfabrication.com/cart)

With a 3k budget..I'd get the above + h+son (tb14)/105 wheel set. Whatever groupo you like. Should be under 3k.
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-03-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,378
Posted By edsall78
That's too bad about the B-17.. I'm not sure...

That's too bad about the B-17..

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned..I bought my wife the following saddle (Charge Ladle):
Charge Ladle Cromo Saddle > Components > Saddles and Seatposts >...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-24-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,095
Posted By edsall78
I'm also looking for a bike for long distances. ...

I'm also looking for a bike for long distances. I've been researching this for way longer than i care to admit. I'm basically leaning towards the Soma Double-Cross. Aside from being versatile,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-21-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,495
Posted By edsall78
Another Japanese brand is: Lotus I recall...

Another Japanese brand is: Lotus

I recall looking up the geometry for a 1987 Lotus Excelle and it and the steel tubing were very similar to later RB-1's.

Previous years Excelle's were slightly...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-10-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,275
Posted By edsall78
ISO: 700c Wheelset--ideally mid 80's and japanese...

ISO: 700c Wheelset--ideally mid 80's and japanese (ukai, araya, wolbers)

I have front wheel (ukai, shimano 600EX)..

but it's surprisingly difficult finding a rear wheel only for a decent price....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-31-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,275
Posted By edsall78
ISO: I need the rear wheel for a Lotus...

ISO:

I need the rear wheel for a Lotus Classique (1983)--i have the front..but would be willing to buy the wheelset and see if i can sell my front.
Ukai Rim 700c + Shimano 600EX hub


Have:...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-25-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By edsall78
I'd get something from bikesdirect like this: ...

I'd get something from bikesdirect like this:
Save Up to 60% Off Track Bikes | SingleSpeed Bikes | Fixie | Windsor Bikes - The Hour | Save up to 60% off Fixed gear and singlespeed bicycles...
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