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Posted By TugaDude

I agree it is likely a re-badged...

I agree it is likely a re-badged something-or-other created for a house brand. It kind or reminds me of some Raleighs I've seen but the head badge reminds me of Schwinn.
Look for clues in the...
06-13-19, 08:15 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Very nice, clean build. Build the bike YOU want,...

Very nice, clean build. Build the bike YOU want, because you will be riding it. I do agree in principle with having a front brake if for no reason other than extra stopping power. Shimano makes...
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Posted By TugaDude

If the bike fits you and is in good shape that is...

If the bike fits you and is in good shape that is a good price. Never owned one but I did look at one once and was impressed with it.

I saw the ad and it looks in good shape, decent tires even. ...
05-31-19, 09:15 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

I ride my Big Block anywhere and everywhere as it...

I ride my Big Block anywhere and everywhere as it is a very comfortable ride. I have 32mm tires on it and it handles even gravel like a champ. I find it very comfortable. I have a nice broken-in...
05-30-19, 10:21 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

My Big Block is a 55 and I generally ride a...

My Big Block is a 55 and I generally ride a 57-58, so they do run big. I really enjoy mine and you are correct about toe overlap not being an issue. I'd say the geometry is fairly aggressive but it...
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Posted By TugaDude

Gugie, that bike just looks "right". Very cool...

Gugie, that bike just looks "right". Very cool indeed.

The ad says it comes with a Dura Ace crank that "needs polishing". Does that sweeten the deal, or would you even want it? Maybe offer...
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Posted By TugaDude

That is a deal. If I remember right, the frame...

That is a deal. If I remember right, the frame is the same as the RB-1, the components are the only difference. So the frame is solid.
04-29-19, 01:00 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Thanks, I was just wondering how the ride was. ...

Thanks, I was just wondering how the ride was. I'm assuming that it is reasonably easy to square up the frame, but I could see some frames being a little wonky after you are finished and bad...
04-29-19, 07:36 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

You haven't discussed how it rides.

You haven't discussed how it rides.
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Posted By TugaDude

Did you try looking on velobase to ID the...

Did you try looking on velobase to ID the components? I'd need better pics to say for sure, but some of the details check the boxes I would look for if it was a real Colnago.
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Posted By TugaDude

Also, how is that a 21" frame? Looks like a 17"...

Also, how is that a 21" frame? Looks like a 17" to me.
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Posted By TugaDude

To me that is overpriced. At least for my area. ...

To me that is overpriced. At least for my area. I could pick up similar all day long for $100.00 or less. Also, notice the rust on the spokes. Apparently it had galvanized, not SS spokes. Hard...
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Posted By TugaDude

So I guess it is a Col No Go?

So I guess it is a Col No Go?
04-15-19, 07:37 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Good choice. Cheap enough that it came in under...

Good choice. Cheap enough that it came in under your budget yet good enough that you can ride it for a long time and upgrade components at your discretion. No need to at first, but you may want to...
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Posted By TugaDude

Gorgeous track bike. Appears to have the...

Gorgeous track bike. Appears to have the original Campy components. Very nice shape from what I can tell. I hear the market is soft on vintage bikes, but these don't come up all that often and...
04-12-19, 01:59 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

My vote is for the Big Block. I still have mine,...

My vote is for the Big Block. I still have mine, the first year sparkly red with white socks. Rides like a dream and has great fork ends. I know they've tweaked the frame a bit since then but the...
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Posted By TugaDude

Gentlemen, we have strayed far from the intent of...

Gentlemen, we have strayed far from the intent of the original post. Let's all take a deep breath.
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Posted By TugaDude

I love Pugs and the white color with orange...

I love Pugs and the white color with orange decals is one of my favorite combos. I think it has definite appeal but as stated above, it has some issues that might prevent it from garnering top...
03-25-19, 09:07 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

BTW, another thing I noticed is that Yes bikes...

BTW, another thing I noticed is that Yes bikes have unbranded parts. The only thing I saw mentioned was Sugino cranks. If I'm paying that much for a bike, I want to know there are some decent...
03-25-19, 09:04 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Hi, welcome to the forum. The fact that you are...

Hi, welcome to the forum. The fact that you are asking this question tells me that you aren't ready to plunk down $750.00 for a bike yet. You should have a little better idea of what you want...
03-21-19, 06:47 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

I have a Trofeo and really like it. I know it...

I have a Trofeo and really like it. I know it wasn't a top-tier bike but the frame is pretty sweet and I have retro-modded it to a certain extent and it rides great. Good luck with yours. I trust...
03-18-19, 06:21 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

If you are replacing a cassette, why not just use...

If you are replacing a cassette, why not just use an 11 tooth ring off of a cassette along with a single speed conversion kit? I think Jenson sells the 11t cogs for around $3.99. Add the spacers from...
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Posted By TugaDude

If everything works, good price. Not necessarily...

If everything works, good price. Not necessarily my idea of an errand bike though. Upright road bikes will serve better for the long run. Easier to see oncoming traffic, peripheral vision better,...
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Posted By TugaDude

Tom, something isn't adding up for me. Did you...

Tom, something isn't adding up for me. Did you look at the catalogs to see if the pictures match up to the bike in your possession. I didn't find Ukai rims on any of the potential models and if you...
03-12-19, 01:16 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

I've done it and had pretty good luck mostly.

I've done it and had pretty good luck mostly.
03-12-19, 07:54 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

I read on a blog I subscribe to that there are...

I read on a blog I subscribe to that there are more than 5,300 brick-and-mortar stores slated to close this year in a variety of industries. The article listed Performance Bike as planning to close...
03-06-19, 07:34 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Couple things jumped out at me. One was the...

Couple things jumped out at me. One was the saddle with the telescopic rain guard. Very neat, never saw anything like that before. The other was a yellow bike with an "inboard" RD. The bracket...
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Posted By TugaDude

All I can do of course is offer my opinion. I've...

All I can do of course is offer my opinion. I've been on several sites where vintage roadies are listed. One was in Wisconsin and it left me with the same impression as the one you found the Pug...
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Posted By TugaDude

It is a beauty. Overpriced in my opinion as were...

It is a beauty. Overpriced in my opinion as were most of the bikes on their site. The fact they were willing to accept offers tells me they list high. If they get list, great, if not they probably...
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Posted By TugaDude

Do you happen to know how many of similar outfit...

Do you happen to know how many of similar outfit were produced? That should add to the value. I think someone will appear that "just has to have it!" and will fork over some decent money, but I...
03-04-19, 07:15 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

But that strategy doesn't account for inflation. ...

But that strategy doesn't account for inflation. The $150.00 you spent when you purchased the bike is worth much less at the time of sale so if you get your $150.00 back or realize a bit of profit,...
03-03-19, 08:35 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Beat me to it

Not being a negative Nancy here but this is a terrible longterm strategy. Fun maybe, but foolish. You have as much chance of the bike's value increasing as you have your grandson selling them for...
02-28-19, 03:11 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

You are correct, the new ones are called...

You are correct, the new ones are called "Select".
02-28-19, 02:25 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

This is from another thread on...

This is from another thread on here.....https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=402389&stc=1&d=1409229226





And from...
02-26-19, 03:59 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

To get back to the original question, "How...

To get back to the original question, "How important is vintage bike weight?" My answer is that it is not. Most of us don't race and I don't see too many racers using vintage bikes. So to me it is...
02-26-19, 01:51 PM
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Views: 2,752
Posted By TugaDude

Dan, glad you posted again. I'm amazed how many...

Dan, glad you posted again. I'm amazed how many folks ask questions and then disappear. We are left wondering. Hope the bike is working for you and that you ride the heck out of it.
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Posted By TugaDude

What do I think? I think it is a very nice ride....

What do I think? I think it is a very nice ride. Although no svelte steed, I bet it rides great and is/was a dependable commuter. In St. Louis you probably wouldn't get much for it but in your...
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Posted By TugaDude

Personally I love those lugs. I'd repaint or...

Personally I love those lugs. I'd repaint or powdercoat it, build it up and ride the heck out of it. Mostly cosmetic damage to my eye.
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Posted By TugaDude

Agree with Clubman. I'd pass unless I could get...

Agree with Clubman. I'd pass unless I could get it cheap. Way too much paint damage for my taste. It probably is structurally sound . I'm thinking $75.00 as it sits. Good bike to learn...
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Posted By TugaDude

Found a different pic on a search and I agree it...

Found a different pic on a search and I agree it looks like an Infinity sticker. Infinity was double butted cromolly same outer dia. as Prestige but 9/6/9 versus 7/4/7.
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Posted By TugaDude

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02-13-19, 02:38 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Sure, why don't you give practical advice? :)

Sure, why don't you give practical advice? :)
02-13-19, 02:35 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

I had them about 8 years ago and I wasn't...

I had them about 8 years ago and I wasn't impressed. They used dry rub and they weren't very meaty. I don't mind dry rub but I'm more of a sauce guy myself seeing as I'm from St. Louis.
02-13-19, 02:30 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Dan, I think you are on the right path. Ride it...

Dan, I think you are on the right path. Ride it and upgrade parts as needed. I'm sure whatever crankset it comes with is adequate. When you reach the point where you NEED to replace stuff, you...
02-13-19, 07:45 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Why are you asking? Did you see a post about...

Why are you asking? Did you see a post about dents? I think it depends on a lot of factors. Dents to someone might be dings to another. In other words, all dents are not created equal. Is the...
02-12-19, 03:02 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Chrome frames can benefit from keeping them...

Chrome frames can benefit from keeping them waxed. Use a quality car wax and dry if it gets wet.
02-12-19, 02:52 PM
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Views: 2,752
Posted By TugaDude

I take it you didn't receive the Fuji yet? If...

I take it you didn't receive the Fuji yet? If not, why not try it out before making a decision? Both bikes are decent for the purpose you are interested in. Neither is particularly light nor are...
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Posted By TugaDude

That bike is a great starting point for a tall...

That bike is a great starting point for a tall person wanting to create a "do most everything" sort of bike. To that sort, the frame is probably worth $100.00. By switching up the components to...
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Posted By TugaDude

I ride a 58cm or 23" and my frame felt more like...

I ride a 58cm or 23" and my frame felt more like a 25" When riding it was fine, and as I always say, what matters most is how does it feel when riding, but at some point a bike is just too tall and...
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Posted By TugaDude

I had one for a short time, built it up but it...

I had one for a short time, built it up but it was just too tall for me. Rode a dream though. Congrats on the awesome find.
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