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Old 03-12-18, 09:01 PM
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Not mine: THE FLYING WHEEL: Superbe E G Bates
I love this red, white, blue, and gold Superbe sticker particularly:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KGGKDB6oV7...25282%2529.jpg

...but definitely inspiration for an all chrome Kabuki DFD I'm currently working on:
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1984 Trek 760, Superbe/Superbe Pro derailleurs, crank, brakes and levers.

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I have two spare Superbe Pro cranksets. One is very good. One is average. I put the black rings on the very good. I also have the direct-bolt FD (same as the FD 2000, but bolts directly through a hole in the frame.

They need a home.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I have two spare Superbe Pro cranksets.... They need a home.
Do you have the crank caps too? If so I might be interested in a set.
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Originally Posted by jtyr71
Not mine: THE FLYING WHEEL: Superbe E G Bates
I love this red, white, blue, and gold Superbe sticker particularly:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KGGKDB6oV7...25282%2529.jpg

...but definitely inspiration for an all chrome Kabuki DFD I'm currently working on:
Get some pictures of that bike with a more subdued background- and some focused shots- so people can see what you've got going on there!!!
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Well I haven't done anything with it myself, so the only pics I have handy are from the seller...

Here you go:
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Here's all the parts I have assembled to go on it-- wow, I just realized-- I have everything-- time to get wrenching!
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Originally Posted by jtyr71
Well I haven't done anything with it myself, so the only pics I have handy are from the seller...

Here you go:
So you're in Milwaukee!!!
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So you're in Milwaukee!!!
No, Vermont-- I'm just a very focused (obsessive) searcher and pretty darn good at domestic and international shipping logistics. I got Mark to ship to me through a local shop. He has great taste in bikes (has two Nishikis right now that I might have went for if I was closer). Searchtempest is a great tool for doing large-scale craigslist searching.

I honed my search and logistics skills professionally, building digital and analog photography facilities with a speciality in keeping high end film scanners running.

When I saw a chrome DFD in my size in Madison I contact the seller immediately and made my proposal. To my surprise he took me up. Great experience, great person.
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Originally Posted by jtyr71
No, Vermont-- I'm just a very focused (obsessive) searcher and pretty darn good at domestic and international shipping logistics. I got Mark to ship to me through a local shop. He has great taste in bikes (has two Nishikis right now that I might have went for if I was closer). Searchtempest is a great tool for doing large-scale craigslist searching.

I honed my search and logistics skills professionally, building digital and analog photography facilities with a speciality in keeping high end film scanners running.

When I saw a chrome DFD in my size in Madison I contact the seller immediately and made my proposal. To my surprise he took me up. Great experience, great person.
I don't know the seller- but he has had dozens, if not hundreds of bikes photographed in that location.

I used to use Search Tempest- It found my Trek 400 Elance for me.
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Originally Posted by jtyr71
Do you have the crank caps too? If so I might be interested in a set.
I will look.
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Here's all the parts I have assembled to go on it-- wow, I just realized-- I have everything-- time to get wrenching!
Wall Art. That picture is worthy of framing.
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Wall Art. That picture is worthy of framing.
Gosh, thanks. I was only using my artist/photographers eye a little bit. Maybe I should really spend some more minutes composing a real still life. I sure do love looking at the stuff.
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Superbe Pro New Bike take offs

Thought you might enjoy these, taken from a wall hanger full groupset, only used the wheels and freewheel. Been in parts storage for years now.



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@easyupbug - Envious collection! Could you check your hidden springs calipers and tell me if they have the equivalent spring rate? I have a set with the rear much "lighter" than the front and would like to confirm the difference or not. Thanks.
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@easyupbug - Envious collection! Could you check your hidden springs calipers and tell me if they have the equivalent spring rate? I have a set with the rear much "lighter" than the front and would like to confirm the difference or not. Thanks.
Felt roughly the same to me so measure with a scale, 3.95 lbs front and 3.02 lbs rear, ~25% which surprises me.
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@easyupbug - Thanks! mine is about 50% different. Took the rear apart to see how it is assembled and cleaned it up at the same time. I could compensate by drilling additional holes to set the spring rate higher.
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Originally Posted by jtyr71
Do you have the crank caps too? If so I might be interested in a set.
One set, in really good condition, black chain rings, 170mm arms and the caps are more polished, say "Suntour Superbe Equipment"
One set, in average condition, silver rings, 170mm arms, and the caps are solid polished metal.
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Stash of mine though not in the beautiful condition of easyupbug's above.

Not all are of the same year production. Do have the quill pedals, hubset w/ skewers.

Missing correct brake pads, lever hoods (these are trashed) and shift levers.

Any suggestion of replacement hoods to fit the top cable feed levers?

I'm all ears for a pair of Superbe Pro ratchet DT levers for braze-on. Most of this is planned for an 80's era Andy Gilmour.

[IMG]DSC_2551 by carrera247, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Here's the only thing close I have ---

crank is definitely Superbe, I have a "battle tested" RDR to throw on there if I wish, --- and the post is a Superbe, which I haven't seen before. Rest of the components are Blaze with Royal Comp brakes

I wanted to source more "gently used" Superbe parts to round it out, but you fellas told me Blaze was good stuff, as are the Dia Comp brakes -- so I quit worrying about it






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^^^^ Oh wow! Yeah, try the Superbe Pro hidden spring brake calipers. They feel amazing!
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Never one to make well thought out decisions I grabbed this today.
Sure i had a nice Arabesque group waiting for my orange 1980 Miyata 912.
Thought this may be cooler.

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I'll add mine, a 1980 Superbe rear derailleur on my '85 League Fuji:




One the best looking derailleurs I've ever seen. I paid 10 bucks for it, in the box, from a shop that my shop bought out, back in 2005 or so.
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Never one to make well thought out decisions I grabbed this today.
Sure i had a nice Arabesque group waiting for my orange 1980 Miyata 912.
Thought this may be cooler.
Superbe > Arabesque
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