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Old 01-15-19, 09:16 AM
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They bent the TT to make a funny bike.
They cut the DT to make the longer STI cables work.
Then it wasn't funny any more.


Or it could be a divorce.
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Looks like @texaspandj has struck with his promise to find the inside diameter and wall thickness of the Expert . Maybe he didn't like findings and gave the top tube a karate chop .
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Looks like @texaspandj has struck with his promise to find the inside diameter and wall thickness of the Expert . Maybe he didn't like findings and gave the top tube a karate chop .
You must be a psycho I mean psychic, cause I was thinking " bring out the calipers" and post findings.
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Old 01-17-19, 04:02 PM
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A 85'

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Old 01-17-19, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I suspect someone cut the frame because they couldn't cut the lock...
Yeah, the top tube looks like the result of someone trying and failing to twist off a U-lock by twisting the entire bike. Then they realized cutting the frame is easier than cutting a hardened U-lock.

Shame because there aren't enough appealing parts to salvage for a complete Suntour GPX group. Looks like that bike gradually devolved from a fine Ironman into a neglected beater commuter. The intact frame was probably the most valuable part.
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Old 01-17-19, 05:35 PM
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That's a good one Mark. Too bad it's not my size. I need an '85 for a straight. I'm still kicking myself for the '85 54cm you once posted, but it was gone in a few days anyway.
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Very ready to ride beauty.
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My Classic was recently upgraded curtesy of RT to 7 speed. 13-28 no problem. 28mm GP 4000s no problem. I don't think the 28s slow me down and they sure are comfortable, but when I look down and see them, they feel slow.
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Nice shot Classtime and nice 86' too .
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Not my size, but really like the build except for the big chainring.
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1984 Comp TA

I'll get some crank dust caps soon. Odd size, odd build. 53.3 x 55.2, and it fits great.
I have a custom build that is 53x56, and that fits great, too.

Suntour GPX hubs, laced to Performance (not the store) M21 tubular polished rims.
Shimano 6200 friction shifting on the older-type bosses.
Suntour Superbe Pro crankset, FD, RD. Shimano 600AX calipers, DiaCompe levers.
Nitto Young stem/B115-420 bars, SR Laprade seatpost, Selle Italia SL saddle.
Bottom bracket is a Maeda Industries with a 113 6200 spindle swapped in.
Tires are Panaracer Practice 270 (TPI) from REI's garage sale ($5/each).
Only heavy part is the BB and the 13-28 7sp Suntour freewheel.










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I forget @fleslider what is your size ? RT over the top ! OK now , see you can keep a secret . I didn't see that one coming .
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post

My Classic was recently upgraded curtesy of RT to 7 speed. 13-28 no problem. 28mm GP 4000s no problem. I don't think the 28s slow me down and they sure are comfortable, but when I look down and see them, they feel slow.
It's a vision thing. Fat tire syndrome takes a long time to fade. Pretty pretty.
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Well while we are on a roll , (pun intended) . Here is the RT sponsored 84' Comp TA with it's new Newbaum's bar tape and super gummy Rustines . Plus I scored a set of Shimano EX 600 levers .





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Yours was what made me do it.
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Not my size, but really like the build except for the big chainring.
+1.
Tilt those bars forward a little, not much; add some normal rings (silver), and that thing would be sliced bread.
Glad it's not my size, or I'd be running an inside straight on ol' Tex.
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I forget @fleslider what is your size ? RT over the top ! OK now , see you can keep a secret . I didn't see that one coming .
i ride a 60-62cm frame.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
+1.
Tilt those bars forward a little, not much; add some normal rings (silver), and that thing would be sliced bread.
Glad it's not my size, or I'd be running an inside straight on ol' Tex.
totally agree
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I'll get some crank dust caps soon. Odd size, odd build. 53.3 x 55.2, and it fits great.
I have a custom build that is 53x56, and that fits great, too.

Suntour GPX hubs, laced to Performance (not the store) M21 tubular polished rims.
Shimano 6200 friction shifting on the older-type bosses.
Suntour Superbe Pro crankset, FD, RD. Shimano 600AX calipers, DiaCompe levers.
Nitto Young stem/B115-420 bars, SR Laprade seatpost, Selle Italia SL saddle.
Bottom bracket is a Maeda Industries with a 113 6200 spindle swapped in.
Tires are Panaracer Practice 270 (TPI) from REI's garage sale ($5/each).
Only heavy part is the BB and the 13-28 7sp Suntour freewheel.










Nice Comp TA RT,

Is that a early 84 or late 83 SN, curious as it has the 1983 downtube logo and headbadge. unlike Mark's that has 84-85 graphics
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I'll get some crank dust caps soon. Odd size, odd build. 53.3 x 55.2, and it fits great.
I have a custom build that is 53x56, and that fits great, too.

Suntour GPX hubs, laced to Performance (not the store) M21 tubular polished rims.
Shimano 6200 friction shifting on the older-type bosses.
Suntour Superbe Pro crankset, FD, RD. Shimano 600AX calipers, DiaCompe levers.
Nitto Young stem/B115-420 bars, SR Laprade seatpost, Selle Italia SL saddle.
Bottom bracket is a Maeda Industries with a 113 6200 spindle swapped in.
Tires are Panaracer Practice 270 (TPI) from REI's garage sale ($5/each).
Only heavy part is the BB and the 13-28 7sp Suntour freewheel.










OOH, OOH, OOH, pretty and shiny! Is that this year's SOTR bike? I could ditch the bike I was going to ride and ride the SR again. We could be matching buds. That is a super looking build you got there.
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Not really that odd of a size. More of a sport tourer geometry. Both of my 54 bikes have about the same dimensions. One is French. The other is the cousin of your Compe TA. I would agree the fit is great for our body builds.

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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Well while we are on a roll , (pun intended) . Here is the RT sponsored 84' Comp TA with it's new Newbaum's bar tape and super gummy Rustines . Plus I scored a set of Shimano EX 600 levers .





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Nice looking bike. Everytime I see this color combo, it has a blueish tint to it. rccardr had one I thought was blue/silver.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
OOH, OOH, OOH, pretty and shiny! Is that this year's SOTR bike?
Not with a 52/42 front!
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Not with a 52/42 front!
That can be resolved.

Very, very pretty Comp T/A, Robbie.

Kinda surprised you used those brakes again. Figure out how to make them work properly?
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