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07-31-22, 01:03 PM
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Posted By beech333

I'm glad this is finding a home and can relate to...

I'm glad this is finding a home and can relate to the "long-armed" comment. Generically speaking, I am built like a chimp and although I would love 58c-t seat tubes, I tend to be forced to go with...
07-31-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By jdawginsc

Awesome! Glad it will find a new home!

Awesome! Glad it will find a new home!
11-10-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 580,181
Posted By waffleboy01

Add one more to the library.... picked this...

Add one more to the library....

picked this up the other day. It had been converted to a single speed.

I figured it had been repainted but the Bianchi logo is for sure painted on and not a...
10-25-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 580,181
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it's a 1992 model manufactured by Hodaka of...

Yes, it's a 1992 model manufactured by Hodaka of Taiwan in November 1991. This is corroborated by the decal style, which changed between the 1991 and 1992 model years. Enjoy your new acquisition!
10-22-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,763
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Beautiful. They were nice bikes and early...

Beautiful. They were nice bikes and early adaptor of the “racing triple” although it wasn’t called that in ‘92. We sold a few of these which was interesting because they $600+/- and by ‘92 most...
10-12-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By MauriceMoss

If you plan to restore it, Express had so many...

If you plan to restore it, Express had so many cool little details that, if I were restoring, I'd try to include in the final build. Everything from the wavy sword downtube decals, to the head badge,...
10-12-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By MauriceMoss

That is an interesting frame, loosemilk . ...

That is an interesting frame, loosemilk .

rhm beat me to it - mounting the canti (or centerpull) posts on the front of the seat stays is something you'll see relatively regularly on Routens (and...
10-06-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By JohnDThompson

Sutherland's provides some help with this:

Sutherland's provides some help with this:
10-05-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By JohnDThompson

There may be marks on the fixed cup face that...

There may be marks on the fixed cup face that indicate whether French or Swiss thread.
10-05-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By P!N20

There's most likely a baguette stuffed inside the...

There's most likely a baguette stuffed inside the bottom bracket shell.
Replies: 54
Views: 5,158
Posted By obrentharris

Giving things away, if you can find the right...

Giving things away, if you can find the right person, is quite gratifying if you don't really need the money.

An old friend gave my son-in-law his first road bike, a Schwinn Prologue: That was...
10-01-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Mr. 66

If I were to give that bike a name it would be ...

If I were to give that bike a name it would be


Peyote!
10-01-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By sloar

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10-01-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By sloar

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09-28-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By thumpism

$200. ...

$200.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/227929096019413
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09-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I just used a set of these for my daughters first...

I just used a set of these for my daughters first road bike...
09-27-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By lorica

This was my rebuild that I did for the collector...

This was my rebuild that I did for the collector owner. It sold in two days.8

Why the cheap tires? I wasn't sure what tires would be best, I thought about Continental Grand Prix Classics but the...
09-27-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By SchRadler

Nine near Denver

Someone is selling a few bikes in Golden, CO.
https://denver.craigslist.org/search/sss?userpostingid=7385850820
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09-26-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Nothing special about this bike, and the price is...

Nothing special about this bike, and the price is certainly not a bargain. I just love the handlebars. :D
This ad has been posted every week since July...
...
09-24-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By Mr. 66

Thanks I'll have to take a deeper look at it. ...

Thanks I'll have to take a deeper look at it.

I did have a little progress. I went after the heavily oxidized rims. I put some wheel cleaner to them. That didn't do much, it did take the dirt off,...
09-23-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By repechage

Where powdercoat can get in trouble is- when...

Where powdercoat can get in trouble is-

when the time from cleaning ( blasting usually ) allows any oxidation. It will be trapped, 2 or three layer jobs help close up the pinholes in the coat.
...
09-23-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By thook

the dead milkmen!!! hell yeah!! :)

the dead milkmen!!! hell yeah!! :)
09-22-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By SurferRosa

And no mention of the sizeable dent in the...

And no mention of the sizeable dent in the chainstay.
09-21-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By WGB

Might be a very good deal for someone in St...

Might be a very good deal for someone in St Louis. This is a Super Competition, I just bought a competition and mine seems very well built. Should add I believe that Super Competition is full 531
...
09-21-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By curbtender

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bop/d/daly-city-c...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bop/d/daly-city-cannondale-st600-frame-and/7383556853.htmlCannondale ST600 Frame and parts - $150 (daly city)image 1 of 9...
09-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By djb

I admit that I'm not really knowledgeable on mtb...

I admit that I'm not really knowledgeable on mtb tires, do it a bit but really am a touring guy with a heavy dose of daily commuting, both going back 30 years+
My rockhopper might not take 2.3 in...
09-16-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By merziac

Nah, you're good, the cake part was spot on. ...

Nah, you're good, the cake part was spot on.

I carry the tire plug kits in my cars with North Shore plugs, jump box/compressor and a can of flat fix, always have.

And just like my overstocked...
09-16-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Agreed, however, if you get the upper...

:thumb: Agreed, however, if you get the upper crust mucky layer(s) off first, the hone will do a much better job as well as last far longer.

They are made for a very final finish and even in the...
09-15-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,301
Posted By noobinsf

I like the idea of the seasoned professional with...

I like the idea of the seasoned professional with a set of oral tradition rules and quirky tools going from photo shoot to photo shoot in the early 80's catalog heyday. "Fix the pedals like so, hide...
09-14-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By sweeks

This ^^. I have a 20-year-old Airborne with 3 x...

This ^^.
I have a 20-year-old Airborne with 3 x 9 Ultegra. The crankset is Octalink V1. A couple years ago I learned about the change from V1 to V2.
Since I like the appearance of my crankset, I...
09-14-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...IIRC, the 113 Octalink unit is the double...

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...IIRC, the 113 Octalink unit is the double ring length. the 118 is for the triple ring setup, with a small ring installed.

I've built out two of them in the past six months, on standard 68mm...
09-14-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Iride01

Being that the BB shell is 1.37" x 24 TPI there...

Being that the BB shell is 1.37" x 24 TPI there is a lot of options out there for you. Just pay attention to the BB shell width and make certain the BB will fit that width and the cranks give you the...
09-14-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By CliffordK

If you do choose to purchase a bottom bracket on...

If you do choose to purchase a bottom bracket on E-Bay (or even some online vendors), there is often confusion between V1, V2, and ISIS.
...
09-14-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Iride01

1) As long as your cranks are octalink v2 and the...

1) As long as your cranks are octalink v2 and the shell is BSA or 1.37" x 24 TPI and the width is correct for your shell, then go for it. However if you have a E-type DR then you might need a...
09-14-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By Sandstrom

Nice Bike!! I recently picked up up a set of...

Nice Bike!! I recently picked up up a set of Tiagra 10sp rapid fire shifters to use for an upright bar conversion for my Ultegra 10 x 3 equipped bike. These are nice shifters, solid metal build and...
09-13-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,885
Posted By top506

I thought that black matched the vibe of this...

I thought that black matched the vibe of this bike rather than skinwalls:


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09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By Mr. 66

That's the fact Jack

Today's find at the "warehouse" 1972ish Jack Taylor unattended for years, left in an unheated storage my newest crusty critter. Campy, Stronglight, 3ttt, high flange, 5 speed, 144 bcd 175 strada,...
09-07-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By JohnDThompson

VAR-78. Works on tight jar lids in the kitchen,...

VAR-78. Works on tight jar lids in the kitchen, too:
09-07-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By bikemig

Not cheap but these are quality headset pliers...

Not cheap but these are quality headset pliers from Hozan that will do the trick. Yeah you may mar the surface a bit but you can try using a rag with them as well.
...
09-05-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By WGB

francophile I knew it was Rudi's work but...

francophile I knew it was Rudi's work but wanted to see if anyone else knew it.

Again I'd seen his stuff but not in detail. Honestly, It looks better that what Brooks provides. Very impressive
09-05-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 70,467
Views: 11,522,198
Posted By '02 nrs

600 parts lot $95.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bop/d/atlanta-shimano-600-parts-wheels/7372473620.html
...
09-04-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,673
Posted By cuda2k

Also want to say thank you to those who have...

Also want to say thank you to those who have donated over the last few months to the site. I need to go back to my paypal account and make sure I replied to and thanked everyone individually as I...
08-26-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, it was manufactured...

Based on the serial number, it was manufactured in November 1981 and should therefore be a 1982 model. In which case it's still looking like a somewhat modified PX50 variant, though I don't if the...
07-11-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By bikemig

This is mine. I use it as a commuter. ...

This is mine. I use it as a commuter.


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07-05-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By konakai

pino morroni track bike

hello could anyone share any information or back story on this bike. I'm mainly interested in old wood rim racers and old pacing bikes. I'm not too versed on the newer stuff. I am somewhat familiar...
06-18-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,124
Posted By cudak888

Even with the tubular failure, it sounds as if...

Even with the tubular failure, it sounds as if it's still a win - and glad to hear that the bar ends and the Nuovo were received with favor.

Might I suggest a pair of MKS Sylvan Stream pedals as...
06-17-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,124
Posted By gaucho777

A Campagnolo-equipped Mixte Means Love

I bought this bike several years ago, back before it fit my daughter. I started another thread about the bike...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By RVRBTR

Update; This bike has a new owner.

Hi Folks! This bike now has a new owner! I always wanted a mid 80's Trek road bike, after lusting over them in my youth. I saw this locally on CL at $500, but knew it was priced high. Later it turned...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By johnnyace

We are a bit of a crazy bunch. Lately I have been...

We are a bit of a crazy bunch. Lately I have been lamenting the sale of my 1972 Gitane TdF, in gold. It was in incredible condition. I doubt I will ever find it's like again. To help compensate, I...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By tendency

Interesting what you say re: twitchy and the Trek...

Interesting what you say re: twitchy and the Trek 760/770. Recently sold my 760 for that very reason. Very nice frame and lug work however there was something about the geometry or whatnot that did...
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