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Old 04-10-19, 02:06 PM
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Howdy from N. Scottsdale

Hey, folks. Steve here and getting my 10 posts in so I can finally get some pics up
of all of my bikes, parts and the stuff I still want.

I was active in the bicycling scene in the Phoenix area throughout the 90's, working
at or managing shops from Tempe Bike (during their heyday in the late 80's/early 90's)
in the old warehouse next to the railroad tracks on University to the Bicycle Showcase
chain across the north valley. I still have the original phone number on that black Tshirt!

I've been an on-and-off rider, road & MTB since then, but I've never stopped fixing & flipping
bikes on a per-project basis. I recently acquired a vintage Colin Laing bike and my research
led me to BF. I'm also on Roadbike Review forums and Facebook groups SteveBay and
Steel is Real.

Thanks for the add! -=S=-
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Old 04-10-19, 02:25 PM
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Quick list of my rides:

- 2006 Specialized Allez Pro (E5 w/carbon seat stays), modified.
- 1996 Giant ATX-980 Large 1st series custom (Yellow & Navy)
- Steelman ElGato 18.5" 26" MTB, currently built 8-spd XT & Indy SL. Framesmith Candy Apple Paint.
- '95 Kona CinderCone 20" vintage build 7spd XT top shifters, Murray fork & slicks.
- ~'88-90 COLIAN (Colin/Ian Laing) 56cm, full Suntour Cyclone w/upgraded 6spd Accushift 7000
- 1982 Mongoose Supergoose w/Motomag II's
- 2012 Cervelo P2 56cm full DuraAce 10 + more carbon goodies
- 1995 Merlin 18.5" MTB, full 8spd XT & Rockshox Mag21SL (still holds a charge)
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Welcome to Bike Forums Steve. I can't wait to see your COLIAN!
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Welcome to the forums.
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Welcome. I can’t wait to see pictures of your Steelman
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Hi Steve,

Welcome! I'm headed down to Scottsdale next week and borrowing a bike while I'm down there. Perhaps you know of some good road routes in the area that could help you get your 10 posts? I've been there before and ridden to Bartlett Lake, Cave Creek, and around the Troons which were all nice rides. Have any other suggestions for similar routes/lengths?
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Originally Posted by imakecircles View Post
... Have any other suggestions for similar routes/lengths?
Thanks for the reply! Fountain Hills and the back-end ride through Rio Verde is fun, but a bit twitchy on the FH side.
Still, bustin' 45mph plus is kinda fun. Last time I did that was on my '89 SLX Bianchi.

I'd hit up the local groups on FB (SteveBay, primarily) and check out the Sunday "Quiet" rides on South Mountain
when it's closed to car traffic. Funny that you also have a '12 Cervelo...I'm selling my 56cm P2 if anyone asks.

Yes, yes...Pictures of everything back here once I get my 10.

Yes the Colain is sweet...but the Steelman is sweeter. :-)
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...four more, so a question:

The Colian came to me as a Frankenbuild with mostly Suntour Cyclone components. Hubs are 600 and it will need 1st series aero levers, downtube shifters, 6spd freewheel and Rdrlr (with a possible upgrade to Accushift/7000 Cyclone)...
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Three more posts...

Which would you chose (frame is scratched only in places but in all of itís years, I donít think it ever spent a night outdoors. Beautiful OG fade paint)...

1. Take it down & part it out: Forums first, FB & Nextdoor second, Craigís list & eBay third).

2. Sell it as it sits.

3. Keep the frameset as a hanger and sell the rest.

4. Complete the group (with or without OG hubs) and keep/ride it.

5. Complete the group and sell it.

6. Sell whatís on it, cold set the rear to 130, build it up with modern goodies and RIDE (itís 56/56cm, my size).
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Two more..

Post what you want here for kicks & giggles and Iíll re-post the poll in the vintage forums in the Colin Laing thread...with pics!!
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You could ask your mechanical questions in https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/ and the time spent there should get you in image posting mode.

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You could ask your mechanical questions in the bicycle mechanics forum!
Will do!
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Pics a plenty!

And number 10!

Here we go...
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Welcome to Bike Forums Steve. I can't wait to see your COLIAN!


This is how I got it on 600 hubset a 105 rdrl and FrankenRTXshifters.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Welcome. I canít wait to see pictures of your Steelman!
Wait no longer. BEHOLD!
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This is how I got it on 600 hubset a 105 rdrl and FrankenRTXshifters.
You found that bike at Play It Again Sports?
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You found that bike at Play It Again Sports?
Sort of...Itís a locally owned independent used sporting goods shop in N. Phoenix. They routinely post some of their jewels on Facebook Marketplace; I was in the shop right after it posted!
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Sort of...Itís a locally owned independent used sporting goods shop in N. Phoenix. They routinely post some of their jewels on Facebook Marketplace; I was in the shop right after it posted!
Fortuitous timing. Congrats.
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Thanks for the tips on the rides.

Nice Colian bike! Had not heard of that builder before but what an epic find!

My recommendation would be 4. Complete the group (with or without OG hubs) and keep/ride it. More bikes = More projects!

Cheers,
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