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Old 07-25-17, 02:30 PM
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Eroica CA Bike--The Grateful Eight

As a writer who works from home, I can't begin to tell you what fun it is to have a brand new distraction! Who needs a tidy sock drawer when there are pictures of bikes to obsess over?

From a cast of thousands, I feel like there's a "winner" in this bunch. (I know I have time until the ECA event, but the sooner I get a first bike, the sooner I can get a second bike, right?). Take a look and be brutal? And assume that my shrewd negotiating skills will get the prices down a hint (and I'm not above groveling). I agree that going the CL route will likely yield more bike for the buck, but there are still a few eBay options that seem popular, and I'm relying heavily on mob rule. Again, thanks to all who've posted and written to me personally--I owe many beers.

(And if all this becomes annoying, please say so--I'd hate to wear out my welcome too quickly.)

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The Zeus of CL is out...and then there were seven.
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The Bridgestone Touring would be my pick, but I'm really partial to canti's and that geometry.
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What's your size, what's your budget, would you prefer racing vs touring, do you (or could you) do your own work on it (which means having tools)?

From the CL link, I liked this one (the Zeus):
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sf...222856038.html

But what's worrisome is that there's no price and he doesn't know what size it is - one would think he'd know, given his resume

Edit: I was keying my reply before the other replies were up...why's the Zeus out?
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What's your size, what's your budget, would you prefer racing vs touring, do you (or could you) do your own work on it (which means having tools)?

From the CL link, I liked this one:
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sf...222856038.html

But what's worrisome is that there's no price and he doesn't know what size it is - one would think he'd know, given his resume
The Zeus guy was cagey about size and price...bad vibes. I'd like to stay at about $500ish (total investment) as I prep for the Eroica CA event. So I guess more "sport touring" than racing...and I plan on becoming the world's fastest learning bike mechanic!
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Originally Posted by johnbobey View Post
(And if all this becomes annoying, please say so--I'd hate to wear out my welcome too quickly.)
You're in good company. You're almost as obsessed about this as many of us, so welcome.

Here's some free advice: Go buy your wife / girlfriend something nice or take her out for a nice night. This bike business is almost certainly going to wear thin -- you want to ease her into it. By no means should you buy her a bike, unless she specifically asks for one. :-) Even then, tread lightly. My wife tolerates my bike obsession, but that's just because I'm an awesome husband otherwise :-) It's pretty clear that even that is barely enough some times.
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Originally Posted by cdmurphy View Post
You're in good company. You're almost as obsessed about this as many of us, so welcome.

Here's some free advice: Go buy your wife / girlfriend something nice or take her out for a nice night. This bike business is almost certainly going to wear thin -- you want to ease her into it. By no means should you buy her a bike, unless she specifically asks for one. :-) Even then, tread lightly. My wife tolerates my bike obsession, but that's just because I'm an awesome husband otherwise :-) It's pretty clear that even that is barely enough some times.
Good advice all around...moderation (well mostly) in all things. Care to weigh in on the last seven options...Centurion, Fuji, Miyata...sell some blood and get the Bridgestone?
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The Bridgestone would be my pick of the litter if you can talk the guy down on that price. It's nice, but not $800 nice. The Zeus is the other one that stands out from the pack. It's tough to differentiate the others much, as they mostly a mix of CroMo frames and hi-ten forks - not that there's anything objectively wrong with that, they're just quite similar.

I'm curious to know more about that orange Centurion. Can anyone shed more light on the model?
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I offer this, hoping my assumption is correct: If just entering the hobby (obsession) whatever you spend on the bike will be about what you'll spend on supporting gear (in some order of priority):
  • shorts/bibs
  • shoes and maybe pedals
  • helmet
  • jerseys
  • a new saddle because the one the bike comes with always hurts
  • tool bag
  • tools, pump, tube, levers, patch kit to put in it
  • blinkys, if you're going to road ride at all
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • shop tools, including cone and spoke wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers, goodness knows what else
  • grease etc.
plus whatever I'm forgetting.


Hope I'm not underestimating you, just trying to keep it real.
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The centurion super elite is likely the best quality of the lot in your price range and it looks like someone who knew what he was doing has worked on it. It may be too small though. The orange centurion looks good as well. I'd check out the 2 bikes and buy one of them. You probably don't want to deal with eBay on a first bike purchase.
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Originally Posted by 16Victor View Post
I offer this, hoping my assumption is correct: If just entering the hobby (obsession) whatever you spend on the bike will be about what you'll spend on supporting gear (in some order of priority):
  • shorts/bibs
  • shoes and maybe pedals
  • helmet
  • jerseys
  • a new saddle because the one the bike comes with always hurts
  • tool bag
  • tools, pump, tube, levers, patch kit to put in it
  • blinkys, if you're going to road ride at all
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • shop tools, including cone and spoke wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers, goodness knows what else
  • grease etc.
plus whatever I'm forgetting.


Hope I'm not underestimating you, just trying to keep it real.
I appreciate the thought--I've been making a "wish list" with much of this, but not all, so underestimate away! Perhaps I should add a second birthday this year?
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The Bridgestone would be my pick of the litter if you can talk the guy down on that price. It's nice, but not $800 nice. The Zeus is the other one that stands out from the pack. It's tough to differentiate the others much, as they mostly a mix of CroMo frames and hi-ten forks - not that there's anything objectively wrong with that, they're just quite similar.

I'm curious to know more about that orange Centurion. Can anyone shed more light on the model?
I've reached out for more pics as well...
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Originally Posted by ecnewell View Post
The Bridgestone would be my pick of the litter if you can talk the guy down on that price. It's nice, but not $800 nice. The Zeus is the other one that stands out from the pack. It's tough to differentiate the others much, as they mostly a mix of CroMo frames and hi-ten forks - not that there's anything objectively wrong with that, they're just quite similar.

I'm curious to know more about that orange Centurion. Can anyone shed more light on the model?
The orange Centurion is a first generation Super LeMans. It's a lower end bike, with a Hi Ten frame. Not really in the same league as the rest of these bikes. I agree that the Bridgestone would be nice too, but too much money for an off the shelf touring bike. It does have the gearing down, and the canti brakes would be effective, if not quite in the spirit of Eroica. As a loaded tourer, it will be a bit heavier and stiffer than some of these race bikes. Maybe not a bad thing, but something to be aware of.

My money is still on the Super Elite down in Lemon Grove. After that, the Miyata on Ebay would be a distant second, simply due to the higher price. (The bikes themselves look pretty comparable.) The Fuji Royale is a lower end bike, and way too much with shipping. (It's straight gauge Cr-Mo, with a hi-ten fork, and lower end components. Not a bad bike, but nothing special, certainly not at $475 all-in)
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The Bridgestone would be my pick of the litter if you can talk the guy down on that price. It's nice, but not $800 nice. The Zeus is the other one that stands out from the pack. It's tough to differentiate the others much, as they mostly a mix of CroMo frames and hi-ten forks - not that there's anything objectively wrong with that, they're just quite similar.

I'm curious to know more about that orange Centurion. Can anyone shed more light on the model?
cdmurphy believes it's a circa '76 LeMans...a looker, not light, but a bike that builds character!
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The Fuji S12s is an outlier on the low end of the ranking line-up. The Royale is next closest to the starting line. (There are some awesome Fujis, but these are amongst the more ordinary offerings. If there were a Finest or a Newest or America, it would be worth taking a closer look at). I don't know about Centurions (it's like the 80's never even happened when I look at bikes). I've yet to come across a poorly made Miyata, and the 710 is pretty nice. Some folks really love Bridgestones (and I don't recall hearing anyone say anything worse than, "it didn't fit quite right", or that the ride feel wasn't quite what was hoped for - but from what I've seen, their following tends to drive the prices up some.

So from your list, I would set those 2 Fuji's off to the side and start assessing sizes and components on the others with a bit more interest.
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The Fuji S12s is an outlier on the low end of the ranking line-up. The Royale is next closest to the starting line. (There are some awesome Fujis, but these are amongst the more ordinary offerings. If there were a Finest or a Newest or America, it would be worth taking a closer look at). I don't know about Centurions (it's like the 80's never even happened when I look at bikes). I've yet to come across a poorly made Miyata, and the 710 is pretty nice. Some folks really love Bridgestones (and I don't recall hearing anyone say anything worse than, "it didn't fit quite right", or that the ride feel wasn't quite what was hoped for - but from what I've seen, their following tends to drive the prices up some.

So from your list, I would set those 2 Fuji's off to the side and start assessing sizes and components on the others with a bit more interest.
Another point of view--much appreciated!
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Originally Posted by 16Victor View Post
I offer this, hoping my assumption is correct: If just entering the hobby (obsession) whatever you spend on the bike will be about what you'll spend on supporting gear (in some order of priority):
  • shorts/bibs
  • shoes and maybe pedals
  • helmet
  • jerseys
  • a new saddle because the one the bike comes with always hurts
  • tool bag
  • tools, pump, tube, levers, patch kit to put in it
  • blinkys, if you're going to road ride at all
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • shop tools, including cone and spoke wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers, goodness knows what else
  • grease etc.
plus whatever I'm forgetting.


Hope I'm not underestimating you, just trying to keep it real.
If you're looking to save some money, you can go to Grant Petersen route and back off on the clothing purchases. Then again, for Eroica you want wool shorts, wool jersey with pockets in front, proper shoes...
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If you're looking to save some money, you can go to Grant Petersen route and back off on the clothing purchases. Then again, for Eroica you want wool shorts, wool jersey with pockets in front, proper shoes...
I'm at least as excited about the gear and clothes s the bike...feels like part of the fun!
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I'd vote for the Royale or the Miyata, but I wouldn't pay those prices for either, especially after shipping. I would pay those prices for the Zeus, but since he's being difficult... that means I'd wait =P

There's a bike co-op within 2 miles of you so you'll save money not needing to buy every weird specialty tool your purchase may require. It's 7 bucks an hour and you get full access to all the tools and volunteers will walk you through whatever task/rebuild/service your bike is there for. For 2016 I actually met a fellow Eroica rider there as he was prepping his bike for the ride.

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I'm at least as excited about the gear and clothes s the bike...feels like part of the fun!
It is a big costume party, I hear.
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Moto Grand Record for $240, $340 shipped. This bike is sweet with full vitus 172 frame set and high quality components throughout. This is a heck of a bike at a very solid price,

VINTAGE MOTOBECANE GRAND RECORD MENS ROAD BIKE
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Moto Grand Record for $240, $340 shipped. This bike is sweet with full vitus 172 frame set and high quality components throughout. This is a heck of a bike at a very solid price,

VINTAGE MOTOBECANE GRAND RECORD MENS ROAD BIKE
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finding some vintage detto pietros in your size might be tough...

You may want to wait and snipe actual auctions on fleabay, and pay shipping... at your size there's a smaller pool of buyers, you may be able to get a good deal. The obverse is that there just aren't as many... Watch this Raleigh:
RALEIGH RACING USA SUPER COURSE VINTAGE ROAD BIKE | eBay

I'm turning up More BIN or best offer ads, but in the cost range you're looking for you may want to widen your search again.
For a lot less than the Bridgestone touring listed in your final eight you could have this one:
63cm Blue Bridgestone Antares LDT Touring Bike Fenders Racks Suntour Super Maxy

This Trek 660 is a good bike but maybe a little high asking with the dings and shipping.
Vintage 1980 Trek 610 12 Speed Suntour 531 Butted Reynolds 63cm Gray / White | eBay

This Univega Gran Sprint is nicer than the Fujis, probably even with the nicer Centurion.
1984 UNIVEGA Grand Sprint Laulee Design 62cm Triple Butted CTB Road Bike

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If you have the time, I'd start by looking at some of the bikes that are local to you. A few test rides and in-person inspections will quickly eliminate a few, while others may rise to the top of the list. At the very least you'll start to get a better feel for exactly what size you want, as well as getting a better feel for how much work each bike will need. I'd go ahead and include the Zeus on the test-ride list - maybe the guy isn't so much squirrelly as reluctant to let go of his baby, and if it fits you and he sees you have the proper respect for his cherished object, he may cut you a deal.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Moto Grand Record for $240, $340 shipped. This bike is sweet with full vitus 172 frame set and high quality components throughout. This is a heck of a bike at a very solid price,

VINTAGE MOTOBECANE GRAND RECORD MENS ROAD BIKE
+2 On the MotoGR but then again I am biased -I own a 78 MotoGT and hope to ride it in a L'Erocia one day.

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