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Old 05-13-20, 02:59 PM
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Those look NOS. I have a pair of NOS LOOK PP66 pedals that I want to use, but just can't seem to make myself do it..

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Sweet Offerup deal today. Just picked them up with cleats


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Patience is a good-for-nothing virtue...

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Nothing, dammit! Tomorroow, tomorroooow...
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That should make a nice rider. I can't help but think, "What would @DQRider do with this bike?"

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not thru the mail but an inexpensive 89 letour at my house today.
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tyler_fred. I'm thinking they are. Only drive side pedal decal is rubbed off slightly. Im guessing from being displayed on a bike or display case piece.
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Patience is a good-for-nothing virtue...
Worser and worser... Package was overdue because it got stuck in the sorter...

The BF version of the "Monkey's Paw"

Taped to cardboard, padded envelope. Not enough, surprisingly. Sandwiched between cardboard might have prevented the mangling.

Don't open the door... What was a great set of 4 lightly used Matthausers.
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Shouldn't the mods flip this thread so the latest post show up first when you click on the title??
There should be a "view first unread" button at the start of the thread, and if you get an email notifying you of a new message, clicking the link it contains should take you to the first unread (by you) message.
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
That should make a nice rider. I can't help but think, "What would @DQRider do with this bike?"
looks like a 650b project. Gonna give it a shot since i had brakes and tires already. Plus working at the bike shop i got a deal on some north road/porter bars. 6 bucks for nice aluminum bars.

I needed another bike like a hole in the head.
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My delivery today was a second 1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 all chrome. eBay for $350 delivered. This one is going to get a lot of newer parts ( from my parts bin) Black and chrome. Mavic rims, black Panracer gravel Kong’s, Shimano 105 groupset from a diff local find, carbon bars with a 21.1 quill stem conversion. Brifters.

Basically going to replace my carbon road bike with this one. Initially will be a 6 or 7 speed but eventually may update to 10/11 if I like how it rides and want to put the $$ for a newer groupset was




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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
That should make a nice rider. I can't help but think, "What would @DQRider do with this bike?"
Well, thank you very much for that, @tyler_fred. That's an easy one; I would set it up as an all-purpose commuter/tourer, something like this:



The Raleigh Wyoming has the same R555 frame as Alyeska and Portage. Those bikes command a premium price right now because of their cantilever brakes, which leave room for fatter rubber. Still, I was able to fit 700c x 35mm tires with ease on this bike, which cost me a grand total of about $250 to build (granted, with quite a few parts bin components). This LeTour would probably fit into the same role. The color is beautiful! It would take a Brooks Brown B17 like it was made for it, and all my standard mods would fit perfectly.

In the end, it would end up looking very similar to this: (Warning: gratuitous art shot to follow. I just can't help myself...)



These mid-level bikes are undervalued right now; everyone is interested in top-tier bikes that aren't really suited for everyday use. So those of us who like to use our bikes for... oh, I don't know... transportation maybe? With a little patience, you can still score some brilliant bargains amongst the 2nd and 3rd-tier bikes. Then, dress them up! They have eyelets for racks and fenders - making them useful for day-to-day riding, and often weighing less than 30 lbs. That is, without all the other useful stuff, like spare tubes, tools and pumps.

Sorry, I didn't receive anything in the post today, except bills. But I got pinged when @tyler_fred mentioned me. Please forgive the interruption. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled program.

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Originally Posted by DQRider
Well, thank you very much for that, @tyler_fred. That's an easy one; I would set it up as an all-purpose commuter/tourer, something like this:



The Raleigh Wyoming has the same R555 frame as Alyeska and Portage. Those bikes command a premium price right now because of their cantilever brakes, which leave room for fatter rubber. Still, I was able to fit 700c x 35mm tires with ease on this bike, which cost me a grand total of about $250 to build (granted, with quite a few parts bin components). This LeTour would probably fit into the same role. The color is beautiful! It would take a Brooks Brown B17 like it was made for it, and all my standard mods would fit perfectly.

In the end, it would end up looking very similar to this: (Warning: gratuitous art shot to follow. I just can't help myself...)



These mid-level bikes are undervalued right now; everyone is interested in top-tier bikes that aren't really suited for everyday use. So those of us who like to use our bikes for... oh, I don't know... transportation maybe? With a little patience, you can still score some brilliant bargains amongst the 2nd and 3rd-tier bikes. Then, dress them up! They have eyelets for racks and fenders - making them useful for day-to-day riding, and often weighing less than 30 lbs. That is, without all the other useful stuff, like spare tubes, tools and pumps.

Sorry, I didn't receive anything in the post today, except bills. But I got pinged when @tyler_fred mentioned me. Please forgive the interruption. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled program.

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i love your philosophy. All my bikes are transportation! I get so much joy out of grocery runs and such on the bike. Also i agree about the undervalued deal on mid tier bikes. When i was first married and in my 20s i couldnt afford anything but gas pipe. Now i have a fleet of chromoloy.
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Got my spokes today but no rims yet. So far it looks like this...
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Originally Posted by malcala622
tyler_fred. I'm thinking they are. Only drive side pedal decal is rubbed off slightly. Im guessing from being displayed on a bike or display case piece.
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I had a good day yesterday and did not know it until this morning.

Best 4.00 that I ever spent!

I thought these were MIA but they were sent to the wrong address and arrived weeks late....going onto my OLMO.
I have Glenn's New Complete Bicycle Manual, it's brilliant
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
A new seatpost and some tools I already own but wanted to have in two places (the spoke nipple tool and tyre levers are brilliant), the toolbox at home and on the road.
The KMC chain tool looked very good and is designed for 1 to 12 speed chain. Sturdy steel head.
The Koolstop thinlines are for the couple of cantilever bikes with narrow forks.



EDIT:
And I also picked up an Ikea Sladda trailer this weekend.

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit too flexible, try the ones for Park Tool, I like them much more
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Originally Posted by alexnagui
I have those levers as well and I find them a bit too flexible, try the ones for Park Tool, I like them much more
I'm sure the Park Tool TL-2.1 or even the TL-6.2 steel core are stiffer but what I like about the Schwalbes is that the ability to clip them to the edge of the rim, making installation much easier.
I have also heard good reviews of Pedro's tire levers. Perhaps I will try the Park Tools if I ever need a new pair.
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Originally Posted by DQRider
I would set it up as an all-purpose commuter/tourer, something like this...
Those are stylish racks on that Wyoming. Can you share what brand they are, DQ?
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Those are stylish racks on that Wyoming. Can you share what brand they are, DQ?
Those are from SOMA. Best I could find.

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a new Brooks brand rain cover for the Brooks saddle. the previous Serfas brand cover lost it’s effectiveness when the underlying vinyl cracked I think because the cover was stretchable. the Brooks model isn’t & attaches underneath in a different way
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Birthday presents from the lovely Mrs. Camjr for the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring!


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New old stock Dura Ace 7400 seatpost.

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Zefal HPX Classic. I won't paint this one like the one I had in the 80's.



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This arrived today. I'm collecting parts for my 1983 Fisher Montare (urban mountain bike for clandestine alley racing), I was looking for a frame mount bottle opener for the third bottle mount. I discovered through a secret source that STARR "X" bottle openers have a compatible bolt pattern for standard bottle cage mounts. I verified the fit and 4 ea. 5 mm washers are required for a rock solid installation due to the slightly oversize countersunk holes, so yes its a complete bolt on. There are hundreds of these bottle openers on Ebay starting at $10.00, so quite a bargin compaired to the billit wonders out there.





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For a guy who “resolved” to NOT sink any money into a bike build during a pandemic, the mailbox has been embarrassingly hot these past few weeks. Fortunately, that action is winding down. Three of the last run of seven packages arrived today.


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