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05-07-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rgvg

The Imperial is a pretty good one if you're into...

The Imperial is a pretty good one if you're into the racy type of bikes.
There is nothing prestigious about the Prestige, thought the Prestige XL is slightly better.
The later Custom Sport is not...
05-02-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By rgvg

I had to look that up. Did he really do that with...

I had to look that up. Did he really do that with only 3 speeds? Wow.
05-01-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,460
Posted By rgvg

Maybe not too c or v, but it's what I got for $50...

Maybe not too c or v, but it's what I got for $50 CAD yesterday. I was hoping it was 18" but it's 20".
...
04-26-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By rgvg

Soma Sutro comes in black, but is also a bit...

Soma Sutro comes in black, but is also a bit expensive.
04-24-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By rgvg

The Bike Brothers

Saw this about the Taylor brothers n a fb group. Sorry if it's been posted before.
04-19-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By rgvg

sheldon says 1987 420 is 26.8. I have a 440 I...

sheldon says 1987 420 is 26.8. I have a 440 I was looking at a couple of days ago, small frame (19") and it did have a 26.8 seatpost. Not sure what year it is.
04-01-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By rgvg

rack to carry your stuff, fenders to keep you dry...

rack to carry your stuff, fenders to keep you dry if it fits, brass bell for looks.
03-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By rgvg

I think your images clipped your price in half...

I think your images clipped your price in half there.
03-14-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,809
Posted By rgvg

The color and decal scheme looks like it would...

The color and decal scheme looks like it would have been an 85 in Canada, but I guess in Australia it's a bit different? Would have had symmetric shifters too in 85. Not that I would argue with the...
03-09-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 21,033
Posted By rgvg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1052x789/dawes_150817619e4f6124be358b237cd249d1b7a78d82.jpg
1970ish Dawes Galaxy
03-08-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,938
Posted By rgvg

What does the tubing sticker on the seat tube...

What does the tubing sticker on the seat tube say? I would have thought this is already all chromoly.
03-07-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,938
Posted By rgvg

Can I ask what city you are in? If you are in...

Can I ask what city you are in? If you are in Vancouver I have a beat up 23" frame I'm not doing anything with.
03-03-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By rgvg

Cool bike. I'm curious about the front rack, if...

Cool bike. I'm curious about the front rack, if that is a rack. Is attached only to the fender? Or is there some bits attaching it somewhere else that I can't see?
02-15-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,710
Posted By rgvg

I bought a crank puller from them 3 years or so...

I bought a crank puller from them 3 years or so ago. Shipped to Vancouver. No complaints. That was pre covid, of course.
02-14-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By rgvg

Watching my weight again since January. Man all...

Watching my weight again since January. Man all that eggnog really piled the pounds on. Actually I had to get some dental work so I was off my bike for most of november and well, the holidays. It...
02-13-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By rgvg

Some miyatas have stickers other than "F" and...

Some miyatas have stickers other than "F" and "A", although the one I had was only a 310.
02-12-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By rgvg

I'm not sure what you mean by holes. Do you mean...

I'm not sure what you mean by holes. Do you mean 3 of the 5 chainring bolts are missing? If not, what do the non empty holes look like? If there are 3 missing chainring bolts then that is an issue...
02-05-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,654
Posted By rgvg

What year was your bike made? I don't think...

What year was your bike made? I don't think lifetime warranty applied to all years.I think I might have seen a catalog page that said 25 years, and another one "Limited lifetime warranty".
02-05-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By rgvg

Wouldn't there be Raleighs and Dawes in the UK?

Wouldn't there be Raleighs and Dawes in the UK?
01-01-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,690
Posted By rgvg

Good luck man. I was about 230 as well in 2017,...

Good luck man. I was about 230 as well in 2017, still over 190 right now. I hope to hit 180 sometime this year.
01-01-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,690
Posted By rgvg

I would like to do my first brevet this year. Was...

I would like to do my first brevet this year. Was supposed to be last year but then covid.
12-31-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,840
Posted By rgvg

40USD sounds like a steal to me... are you sure...

40USD sounds like a steal to me... are you sure you aren't missing a few zeroes?

About the tubing there was a blind study and I think the conclusion was they couldn't really see that much...
12-29-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,840
Posted By rgvg

If I were you I would prioritize fit. If there...

If I were you I would prioritize fit.
If there are a lot of Japanese made bikes in your area those are good quality.
Prestige tubing if you can get it, or Champion/Tange 1 or 2.
12-19-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By rgvg

Is that Superman's bike?

Is that Superman's bike?
12-17-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By rgvg

Maybe the bolt on one of the rings came loose and...

Maybe the bolt on one of the rings came loose and started whacking the chainstay? Happened to be before. Didn't realize where the noise was coming from until it had put a small dent in my chainstay.
11-30-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By rgvg

Oops... according to somewhere in this thread...

Oops... according to somewhere in this thread https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/302658-show-us-your-650b-conversions.html the grand bois cypres come in 32s.

Anyway good luck converting....
11-29-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By rgvg

I might be wrong but do they even make 32mm 650b...

I might be wrong but do they even make 32mm 650b tires?
11-19-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By rgvg

Some catalogs online here...

Some catalogs online here https://dawescycles.wordpress.com/catalogues/

To my eye at least yours looks like a Galaxy.

You tap on the end with the threads and the cotter pin pops out the other...
11-18-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By rgvg

Here's a picture of my Dawes Galaxy when I...

Here's a picture of my Dawes Galaxy when I brought it home a few months ago. Same headbadge. Derailleurs are Simplex, headset and bottom bracket are TDC (TD Cross). There is a Dawes group on facebook...
09-26-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By rgvg

Wild guess 1985 or later. Here's the thread...

Wild guess 1985 or later.

Here's the thread where I saw that link to the catalog I saw online before https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/630237-maruishi-ta18-tour-ace.html

That one is...
09-25-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,782
Posted By rgvg

There's been someone on my local cl referring...

There's been someone on my local cl referring people to bicyclebluebook.com, which in my opinion isn't really reliable in the same way as kelly blue book for cars.

There were a few relatively good...
09-25-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By rgvg

There was a Marinoni my size at the start of the...

There was a Marinoni my size at the start of the pandemic. Excellent condition, looked my size. Still a bit pricey but not too bad I guess for a Marinoni in Vancouver. Owner was a senior, and...
09-25-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By rgvg

I'm just going to comment on the Technomic here....

I'm just going to comment on the Technomic here. This may or may not be the case in your bike, but it looks to me like the frame is a 19"? I'm a shade under 5'7", and working on a small 19" frame. ...
09-22-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By rgvg

Dunno about Maruishi but my Centurion Pro Tour 15...

Dunno about Maruishi but my Centurion Pro Tour 15 (1983) came with 40 spokes schraeder. 40 spokes I don't think was unusual for a tourer.
09-22-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By rgvg

There was one catalog on the internet I saw some...

There was one catalog on the internet I saw some time ago for Maruishi but I can't find it anymore. One thing I learned from it was the color of the decal next to the front derailleur (original...
09-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By rgvg

Is that Scott Ryder's website?

Is that Scott Ryder's website?
09-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,840
Posted By rgvg

Is there any advantage to a floating U race?

Is there any advantage to a floating U race?
09-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,316
Posted By rgvg

If the damage is on two sides, it would be...

If the damage is on two sides, it would be difficult to explain it without a clamp? I mean, if you banged it on something, it would be on one side only, no?
09-20-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By rgvg

Because I'm currently perusing the show your trek...

Because I'm currently perusing the show your trek pages, there's an entry there that might be a clue who "R" is...
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09-20-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By rgvg

120mm in the back. I think only ultra for that?...

120mm in the back. I think only ultra for that? Use a 5 speed. Cheaper.
09-20-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By rgvg

Zombie thread, I know, but I only got this 1983...

Zombie thread, I know, but I only got this 1983 520 last week, so that's my excuse. Also mine doesn't look like a letter.
...
09-14-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

This is the third one I've gone. The first time I...

This is the third one I've gone. The first time I went they were still up on Hastings. Last year I bought some things as well but this year I got more. I think it has been getting better. If it...
09-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting any other...

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting any other BF members around here. Or I might have and not known they were on here. I guess you could file me under "socially awkward".

I knew I would regret...
09-13-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

Little more help please. The fork is slightly...

Little more help please. The fork is slightly gouged at the top. I tried to take a picture but it was blurry, and I accidentally pressed video instead of picture,... I can try again tomorrow. Maybe...
09-13-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

Thanks! It does measure out at 19" ctt. I think...

Thanks! It does measure out at 19" ctt. I think I'd prefer 21" but given the price it's all good. The seat post isn't stuck. I did neglect to check that before I paid for it but luckily it isn't...
09-13-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

When the fork is inserted into the frame (sans...

When the fork is inserted into the frame (sans headset) there is about 2" or 4cm extending past the top of the head tube. No part of the unthreaded section of the steerer shows at the top. Does...
09-13-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

Appears to be either "053741" or...

Appears to be either "053741" or "063741"
09-13-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

First time I've bought a frame without a headset....

First time I've bought a frame without a headset. I just assumed they belonged together on account of, they were together. I know nothing of fork sizing, if you could educate me I would appreciate...
09-13-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rgvg

What Trek Did I Get from the Vancouver Bike Swap?

There was a bike swap today in Vancouver (it's still on till 2 PM). It's the size of a small parking lot (because it takes place in a parking lot). I think prices were pretty reasonable, and there...
09-08-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By rgvg

I'd guess 1981 Commuter.

I'd guess 1981 Commuter.
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