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11-02-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3,217
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Posted By rhpdxbikes

Just picked it up yesterday. This is the first...

Just picked it up yesterday. This is the first mountain bike I have owned since I was about 12. Excited to get it out on some dirt...225508
03-23-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,894
Posted By rhpdxbikes

FORK.... Moving on... In the end the FORK refuses...

FORK.... Moving on... In the end the FORK refuses to come apart. When procured, the FORK was at full extension, after removing the bolts from the bottom of the FORK, they would still not move. Put...
03-22-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,894
Posted By rhpdxbikes

What should be used to lube these forks? Any...

What should be used to lube these forks? Any particular oil or grease? I have never worked on a MTB before, I typically hang out in the vintage road bike arena.
03-22-10, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,894
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Fixing non-moving front suspension

I just picked up a Haro mtb for 35 bucks, so am not suprised to find things not in working condition. The issue I am having the the forks is that they are not moving, neither up nor down, like they...
02-22-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By rhpdxbikes

LOL... As do I... I will start with the...

LOL... As do I...

I will start with the wheels, then likely the cranks as they look like cheap cast cranks, and I imagine that they are weighty.
02-16-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By rhpdxbikes

doggy: Yeah, it is not really an investment piece...

doggy: Yeah, it is not really an investment piece for me, more just wanting something more efficient to ride. I sold my Bianchi and kept the KHS, mostly due to the efficiency of the bike overall. I...
02-16-10, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Figured that would be the likely first place to...

Figured that would be the likely first place to start. The next step I think might be the cranks, as they are a huge chunk of solid metal, aluminum, but still metal. Thank you all for the input....
02-15-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Cutting some weight

I recently sold my beauty of a Bianchi Porteur style bike, bills have to be paid. But I still have my early 90's KHS road bike. The bike is quick and agile enough, but is comprised of mediocre Leechi...
12-01-09, 01:53 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 475,066
Posted By rhpdxbikes

I will work on posting a thread about the porteur...

I will work on posting a thread about the porteur rack construction. The reverse levers feel great, and look nicer then the alternative, I think. I had seen it done on some bikes of a similar style...
11-30-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 475,066
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Here is my newest build. Started out as a mid...

Here is my newest build. Started out as a mid 80's Bianchi. Created the porteur rack from aluminum flatstock, stainless hardware, and oak. I made the down brackets long to accommodate low mounted...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,887
Posted By rhpdxbikes

I was thinking about this option, just clamping...

I was thinking about this option, just clamping around the seat stays? That might be the best way to go.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,887
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Mounting a rear rack w/o braze ons?

I recently acquired a new road bike, and unlike my Bianchi, this bike does not have any mounting holes near the rear dropouts. How does one mount a rear rack to a bike without mounting brackets by...
11-12-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,401
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Wow... That became a much more complex history...

Wow... That became a much more complex history and hierarchy then I had envisioned. Thank you all for working through that. I definitely learned a lot of from following this thread.
11-09-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,401
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Shimano - In Order of quality

Shimano has numerous different levels of components, does anyone know the order of them? From high end to low? Where do they all go (Dura Ace, ultrega, exage, 105, 600, Light action, RSX, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By rhpdxbikes

KHS - True Temper?

I picked up a KHS Sport Aero last night off of CL, frame is built of True Temper CroMo, 700c aluminum rims (that run incredibly smooth, and the rear sprockets is the quietest I have heard), LeeChi...
11-09-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Oh. Sorry. I don't look at the other forums much,...

Oh. Sorry. I don't look at the other forums much, spend most of my time in the C&V. Is there a way to delete this thread? Other then just deleting my question?
11-09-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,551
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Interesting. I picked it up last night for $90....

Interesting. I picked it up last night for $90. That a fairly good deal on a KHS? Granted, I am in Portland and even a rusty Varsity goes for that price.

Trying to decide if I want to keep it or...
11-09-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By rhpdxbikes

KHS - True Temper?

I picked up a KHS Sport Aero last night off of CL, frame is built of True Temper CroMo, 700c aluminum rims (that run incredibly smooth, and the rear sprockets is the quietest I have heard), LeeChi...
11-09-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,551
Posted By rhpdxbikes

KHS - True Temper?

I picked up a KHS Sport Aero last night off of CL, frame is built of True Temper CroMo, 700c aluminum rims (that run incredibly smooth, and the rear sprockets is the quietest I have heard), LeeChi...
11-04-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 3,141,888
Posted By rhpdxbikes

I posted my Bianchi Sport catch a month or so...

I posted my Bianchi Sport catch a month or so ago, it has now been reborn so I thought I would post a before and a couple afters. I have a nice polished Serrota stem I will swap on next time I wrap,...
11-04-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,416
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Hey Vintage87, I noticed you decided to part your...

Hey Vintage87, I noticed you decided to part your bike out on CL. I think that will be your best chance at getting a decent amount back. I very much so doubt you will get very close to what you paid....
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By rhpdxbikes

I would have already snatched that up if it were...

I would have already snatched that up if it were in my area. I say buy it, if that is even an option at this point.
11-02-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By rhpdxbikes

If you were in my neck of the woods, I would say...

If you were in my neck of the woods, I would say to toss it back, then tell me where to pick it up at ;) Looks good enough to me, especially if you have the parts sitting around to make it into a...
11-02-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,416
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Vintage87, the bike looks nice enough. But I live...

Vintage87, the bike looks nice enough. But I live in Portland and have seen your ad, as well as the hate ads that followed. I know you have a lot of money into it, but the price ($750 or so if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,025
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Went to pass a van on the left, that I thought...

Went to pass a van on the left, that I thought was turning into a parking space on the right side of the road. The van changed his mind as I was right next to it, and I found myself pinned between a...
09-30-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,515
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Gitane Grand Sport De Luxe - Mixte

Anyone know much about this bike? Has a sticker on it that says "Custom Made" and another that says "Tour De France" in multiple languages. In great working order, paint is only so so though. Any...
09-30-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 3,141,888
Posted By rhpdxbikes

So my dad picked me up these two bikes over the...

So my dad picked me up these two bikes over the last week. Any insight on either of them? One is a Gitane Grand Sport De Luxe (Mixte), made in france, has some Pelisse hubs?, sticker says "tour de...
09-27-09, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Side note, rather a question, I did not say it...

Side note, rather a question, I did not say it had a derailleur, but could it not have had a different (non track type) dropout, cut and replaced with a track style dropout? I am shooting in the...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,190
Posted By rhpdxbikes

1987 Fuji Ecco

I picked this up the other day at a great price, of this I am sure. Just not sure how great, that is to say, not sure what the value is on such a bike. It was made one year, 1987, came in two colors,...
09-27-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By rhpdxbikes

My Guess is it started out as something else and...

My Guess is it started out as something else and the reason it has that cruddy paint job is to cover the weld/sweats/brazing that took place to make it a track bike. Its only painted, for the most...
09-27-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By rhpdxbikes

That Trek is a beauty. Nice score.

That Trek is a beauty. Nice score.
09-27-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,344
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Came across this thread when searching for some...

Came across this thread when searching for some info on my newly acquired Fuji Ecco. Any idea the value of such a bike? Was only made one year, 1987. This is the catalog page for the bike:...
09-26-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 3,141,888
Posted By rhpdxbikes

This was my find today. It is a Fuji Ecco, all...

This was my find today. It is a Fuji Ecco, all Shimano 105 components, brakes, hubs, levers, cranks, all of it. Almost perfect condition, just a light scratch or two in the paint. Anybody know much...
09-13-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 3,141,888
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Wow.... Great find Bianchidave, the bike appears...

Wow.... Great find Bianchidave, the bike appears to be in perfect condition.
Twoducks- get some pics up of the Miele.
09-12-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By rhpdxbikes

It does in fact work very smoothly.

It does in fact work very smoothly.
09-12-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Thanks you all for your responses. Good to hear,...

Thanks you all for your responses. Good to hear, I had never noticed it on my other bike. The rear wheel seems to be a bit rough sounding, so I think I may pull it apart to repack the bearings and be...
09-11-09, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Wobbly gear cluster

So when my wheel is spinning, with pedals cranking or wheel spinning backwards, by gear set seems to wobble a bit. It does not move at all when the wheel is just free spinning, ie the cluster is not...
09-10-09, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Very wise...

Very wise...
09-10-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By rhpdxbikes

That looks to be it. Thank you junkfoodjunkie!

That looks to be it. Thank you junkfoodjunkie!
09-10-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Name that part

Hey,
Trying to figure out what derailleur I have on my bike. This is on a Bianchi Sport. Sorry for the small photo, its to dark to take a new picture at the moment. It is a Shimano, but any idea...
09-10-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 3,141,888
Posted By rhpdxbikes

I would be up for selling those bars, they are...

I would be up for selling those bars, they are just plain jane aluminum mustache bars, with a slight rise. A bit scuffed at that.
09-10-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Bah.... I am tearing my hair out over this...

Bah.... I am tearing my hair out over this decision. Which is sad, considering the outcome of any will not greatly affect my life. But I really want to keep both.
09-09-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

True, but I feel that Bianchi frame and group is...

True, but I feel that Bianchi frame and group is better, which with me riding more, it would be nice to have the smoother ride.
09-09-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

If I sell the Bianchi, and make a great profit, I...

If I sell the Bianchi, and make a great profit, I will not be able to justify turning that money into another bike, as I will now have the cash in hand and use it for needed things, like rent. So,...
09-09-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 3,141,888
Posted By rhpdxbikes

I am sorry to say that I will likely be...

I am sorry to say that I will likely be repainting that bike, please forgive me. The paint on the chainstays and on the top tube is fairly haggard. And... I am not a big fan of pink/purple bikes. If...
09-09-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 3,141,888
Posted By rhpdxbikes

This is my best deal I have yet to find. I have...

This is my best deal I have yet to find. I have another thread going about whether or not to keep it or turn it for profit.

Scored this Bianchi, albeit an asian model, for $15 off of CL. Have a...
09-09-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Thank you old and new. The issue is space...

Thank you old and new.

The issue is space and lost profit. I am currently pretty broke, so by not selling one of the two I am missing out on some much needed income. I think this forum has helped...
09-09-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Thank you all for all of your help and insight. ...

Thank you all for all of your help and insight.

Bianchigirl, the top tube says sport, no LX, or anything following it. This may just be missing at this point in its wear.

Lesterofpuppets, I...
09-09-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

Yeah, the DT shifters are Dura Ace. Not sure what...

Yeah, the DT shifters are Dura Ace. Not sure what the front and rear derailleurs are though.

If I were to sell it, what do you think this would fetch here in Portland?
09-09-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By rhpdxbikes

I have a set of Nitto Bullhorns and decent stem...

I have a set of Nitto Bullhorns and decent stem to go on this bike. Admittedly, I really am not down with the color. The paint on the chainstays, up by the seat tube, is pretty rough. Sooo.... if I...
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