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Old 10-11-14, 02:44 AM
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Just been gifted this 80's Avanti Super Sprint. Looks to have been sitting in a basement for two decades judging by the dust but it is all complete. Will be giving it a clean up and making it my commuter so need to source some fenders and lights. A question for those of you that do commute, which do you prefer, a saddle bag under the seat or a bag off the handle bars?









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Originally Posted by Rabbs
A question for those of you that do commute, which do you prefer, a saddle bag under the seat or a bag off the handle bars?
How much stuff do you need to carry when you're commuting? Handlebar bags (from my experience) can fit a bit more - but also depending on the weight can make steering seem off. BTW - I just picked up a bike with Suntour 4050 Edge components - smooth shifting and they took a beating from the previous owner. An excellent group for daily commuting.
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I little modernized

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Originally Posted by 88prelude
How much stuff do you need to carry when you're commuting? Handlebar bags (from my experience) can fit a bit more - but also depending on the weight can make steering seem off.
I cannot imagine that there would be anymore than a kilo, enough to take some kit and lunch.
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Originally Posted by Rabbs
A question for those of you that do commute, which do you prefer, a saddle bag under the seat or a bag off the handle bars?
Nice bike! Overall I prefer a handlebar bag, but my commuter has a rear rack with a pannier on one side (sometimes two). There are a couple of reason for this. 1) Part of my commute involves the bus, and it's just simpler to have the bag at the rear of the bike because the bus rack arm goes over the front wheel, and 2) I often get groceries on my way home, and my pannier can hold a little more than my handlebar bag. Also, if needed I can strap stuff to the top of the rack or bring my second pannier with me. But on my "fun" bike, I only use a handlebar bag.
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I recently added an old Blackburn rear rack and a small set of panniers to my commuter. Aside from clothes for work and lunch (and let's not forget second breakfast), I carry a few tools, and if I anticipate a change of weather during the day, appropriate alternate bits of cycling attire for the afternoon commute.
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Serious ride. Nice.
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This Centurion languished unassembled for a while. I finally got around to putting it back together.
It came to me with Campy Record hubs, Ambrosio 19 elite rims. Rear is 120 spacing.
From what I've seen online it should have had Sunshine Pro-Am hubs on 27 in. rims.
There was a bike shop sticker on it for Patio bike shop in Milwaukee. I stopped in there to see if they had any info but they didn't recall selling them.
A few adjustments yet to make: new brake pads, put the original pedals back on, change the saddle to a Brooks.









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Beautiful build! Any info on the model? So shiny...
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Am I the only one who thinks this headbadge is actually really cool? Beautiful frame, nice parts mix.


Here's my latest build - I'd been wanting to add a red bike to my stable for quite a while (because red is the fastest color, duh) and this also lets me satisfy my curiosity about the ride quality of vintage alu:

The frame and tires came from the C&V sale forum here, saddle was a trade, rear derailer came from the box o' crap, everything else was found in my parts bins. I've taken it for a couple test rides so far and haven't found the ride harsh at all, even on gravel, only downside I've noticed is that the large diameter tubing does make for a slightly noisy ride. Thanks again to Shoota, Whatwolf, and Inkandsilver!
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always thought their forks were great and ovalised tubing too !
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pretty famous im having a lot of trouble getting hold of cherry red bar tape.whist realising these images can change things a bit.
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An eighties Scapin


Trek 410


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classy scapin
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My new (to me) Raleigh. No idea what model or year...
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1996 Allez

I'm new to cycling and the forum and I am happy to be able to show off the bike that is starting it all. She's a little rough around the edges but so far has been a reliable, fun to ride bike. A 1996 Specialized Allez Sport with shimano 600 components minus the brakes which are rsx.



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My board racer based project is nearing completion.
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My board racer based project is nearing completion.
That's awesome!
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I finished my first ever bike project today - a pre-WW2 E. Stephens of London frame as a single speed with (mostly) vintage parts. I enjoyed a little bit of serendipity when a E Stephens stem came up on eBay about a month after I bought the frame. From what I've found online, or rather what I have found, I don't believe Mr Stephens was the most prolific bicycle builder and I was not aware that he made custom stems. It was in a pretty bad way when it arrived but cleaned up really nicely and I think the brass detailing goes well with the gold lined lugs. Before I cleaned it it was all black so I was overjoyed when I 'struck gold' during the clean up. The picture was taken pre-fine tuning so the chain is a little slack before you say anything .

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Love the board Racer and the Stephens...nice work both!
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I finished my first ever bike project today - a pre-WW2 E. Stephens of London frame as a single speed with (mostly) vintage parts. I enjoyed a little bit of serendipity when a E Stephens stem came up on eBay about a month after I bought the frame. From what I've found online, or rather what I have found, I don't believe Mr Stephens was the most prolific bicycle builder and I was not aware that he made custom stems. It was in a pretty bad way when it arrived but cleaned up really nicely and I think the brass detailing goes well with the gold lined lugs. Before I cleaned it it was all black so I was overjoyed when I 'struck gold' during the clean up. The picture was taken pre-fine tuning so the chain is a little slack before you say anything .

What a cool bike! Nice job. One suggestion-- the modern-style seat post looks very out of place and is very visible with the cutaway saddle. It would be easy to replace it with a straight seat pin and clamp.
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Originally Posted by kroozer
What a cool bike! Nice job. One suggestion-- the modern-style seat post looks very out of place and is very visible with the cutaway saddle. It would be easy to replace it with a straight seat pin and clamp.
Glad you like it! Yes, the seat post and the wheels will be changed at some point. I've just been so keen to get it on the road that I got impatient and cut a few corners.
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Looks like a big ring on that Kuwahara, what size?
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Looks like a big ring on that Kuwahara, what size?
53 with a 20 in the rear and an 18 on the flip side... 72 / 79 gear inches.

Makes for a very smooth running drive.
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Hello everyone. I’m new here and basically registered to look at all the nice pix. So I thought it would be only fair to post some of my own.


This summer I bought an early eighties Peugeot racing bicycle at the local scrap metal yard. (my 1st racing cycle ever) My plan to rebuild it with a Sram automatix 2 speed hub got put on hold when it turned out that it had a Swiss bottom bracket. So I bought a cheap frame to replace the Peugeot, but the newly sourced frame came with a whole pile of parts that made up a complete bicycle. Curious how it would ride I could not resist putting it back together.



Pile of parts.



Parts cleaned, ball bearings replaced, 8 new spokes and a new chain later. It's a 1984 Koga Miyata Superwinner with a Shimano 600 groupset.
https://www.koga.com/files/5/0/4/Koga_Brochure_1984.pdf



Replacement derailleur from the parts bin also a Shimano 600 but I believe it's an older model. There wasn't a lot of spring tension left in the old derailleur and that was probably the reason I had to replace those 8 spokes.



I used to be really into XC mountainbiking so the weird handle bar had to go. The brake levers also came from the parts bin and are modified safety brakes.
I will invest in a pair of nice leather grips that will probably cost me more than the complete bike



The end result. And it's a real joy to ride. It could use some new tires, these came from the Peugeot and are starting to dry out.


Total cost 20 Euro. (I only had to buy 8 new spokes and some ball bearings. Chain and handle bar donated by my brother)


So now I will need to find another frame for that Sram automatix project that I had planned

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