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04-03-19, 01:18 PM
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Posted By LittleGinseng

here ya go Elan 75...

here ya go Elan 75 (http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/Elan_75.html)
05-21-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By LittleGinseng

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05-14-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By LittleGinseng

We may be able to come to a deal if you're...

We may be able to come to a deal if you're willing to pay in greenbacks. I'm not looking for a trade.

This is what I have: Superbe Pro crank, 172.5, N.O.S., along with the Microlite version...
03-05-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By LittleGinseng

I've always been a fan of Fuji bikes. That's a...

I've always been a fan of Fuji bikes. That's a nice one!
02-28-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,276
Posted By LittleGinseng

Love it!

Love it!
02-18-18, 12:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,278
Posted By LittleGinseng

More Modolo Affection ...

More Modolo Affection

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01-10-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,222
Posted By LittleGinseng

Would a pair of lightly used 27x1 1/4 wire bead...

Would a pair of lightly used 27x1 1/4 wire bead Panasonic tires be of interest? Bought an NOS new in box 1981 Panasonic Sport in 2004 with steel rims, crank, etc. They haven't seen the light of day...
11-29-17, 11:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,372
Posted By LittleGinseng

I must agree.

I must agree.
11-23-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,294
Posted By LittleGinseng

Beautiful B! Is that a '74? Driven a few in my...

Beautiful B! Is that a '74? Driven a few in my time. Great fun with the top down and temps in the 30's! Just hope the heater works :D
11-10-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,622
Posted By LittleGinseng

1982 Sugino Guines crankset ...

1982 Sugino Guines crankset

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11-05-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,453
Posted By LittleGinseng

The Guines is a unicorn. I spent 13 years...

The Guines is a unicorn. I spent 13 years searching for one of those.

Would you believe that when I found one, it was NOS?

I contacted Sugino via email for any info on this particular set and...
11-05-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By LittleGinseng

I have a Sunshine Pro Am stem (100mm, .833...

I have a Sunshine Pro Am stem (100mm, .833 diameter, 25.4mm).

Anodized, late 70's-early 80's. Barely used. $60 plus $10 priority shipping....
08-06-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By LittleGinseng

That's quite an affliction you have, steel. ...

That's quite an affliction you have, steel.

I feel your pain. :twitchy:

But seriously. As a fellow collector of NOS, you have some nice stuff.
08-06-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By LittleGinseng

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Available only as a set in 1982. Only 1000 were made.
08-05-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By LittleGinseng

amauri, I thought I had sent you a thank you note...

amauri, I thought I had sent you a thank you note for the stop plate, but after checking my messages I discovered I hadn't thanked you properly. Thank you. Please accept my apology for the oversight....
08-05-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By LittleGinseng

That crank is sexy, realsteel. :love: After...

That crank is sexy, realsteel. :love:

After many years (10+) of searching for my 'Grail' crank set, I finally found one. Wanna see it?
08-05-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By LittleGinseng

Those hubs are sweet!

Those hubs are sweet!
08-05-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By LittleGinseng

Stunning!

Stunning!
07-12-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By LittleGinseng

Ebay is best if you have the patience. Back...

Ebay is best if you have the patience.

Back in February I scored two sets of SL fork decals from a seller in Slovakia for $10, shipping included.

Seller's name is great.bike.seller: 100%...
07-11-17, 08:59 PM
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Views: 403,190
Posted By LittleGinseng

Very pretty SR Aerox Chainwheel set!

Very pretty SR Aerox Chainwheel set!
07-11-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By LittleGinseng

Are you looking for new or used? I have a...

Are you looking for new or used?

I have a 50t drillium (black anodized) from Sakae Ringyo, new. And a lighly used 42t drillium (polished) Suntour/Sugino. I can post pics if interested.
07-02-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By LittleGinseng

It's a Mercier (brand on the fork crown),...

It's a Mercier (brand on the fork crown), probably from the mid to late 70's.
06-12-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,701
Posted By LittleGinseng

Another choice would be polished Mavic Monthlery...

Another choice would be polished Mavic Monthlery Pro rims: 400g with double eyelets. The red labels from the 80's were pretty.
05-17-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,170
Posted By LittleGinseng

What? :foo:

What? :foo:
05-12-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By LittleGinseng

According to the Suntour literature, Alpha 5000...

According to the Suntour literature, Alpha 5000 was indexed for 6-speed.

Are you using friction mode for 7-speed?
05-12-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By LittleGinseng

Stock, NOS 12t Suntour pulleys are like hen's...

Stock, NOS 12t Suntour pulleys are like hen's teeth. Tis the reason I'm hesitant to break the seal.
05-12-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By LittleGinseng

So true.

So true.
05-11-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By LittleGinseng

I know. :foo: I thought there would be more...

I know. :foo: I thought there would be more Suntour Love here. Oh well....:(
05-09-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By LittleGinseng

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4178/33724783144_caa...

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05-08-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By LittleGinseng

Shifting improvements with Suntour 12t pulley?

The boxed retail Cyclone RD-6000 rear derailleur came with an optional 12 tooth pulley.

Suntour stated in its literature that shifting would be improved if this pulley was installed on the top...
05-06-17, 11:27 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,194
Posted By LittleGinseng

Always liked Zeus components:thumb:

Always liked Zeus components:thumb:
05-06-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,194
Posted By LittleGinseng

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05-06-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By LittleGinseng

Fuji was actually one of the last companies to...

Fuji was actually one of the last companies to move their manufacturing to Taiwan. I feel 99% sure that Japan was your Espree's country of origin.
05-03-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,402
Posted By LittleGinseng

1984 Supreme ...

1984 Supreme

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05-03-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 403,190
Posted By LittleGinseng

Big Bad Barry has finally been caught! Gotcha,...

Big Bad Barry has finally been caught! Gotcha, Big Bad Barry.

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04-29-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

Thank you, Hardrock23, for following along. :)

Thank you, Hardrock23, for following along. :)
04-29-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

Thank you, sunnyone. I see you have a few...

Thank you, sunnyone.

I see you have a few Takara bikes in your sig. My next project is going to be a Takara Tri Series SIS build.

Do you have any catalog info on this particular frame?
04-29-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

Thanks for the compliments everyone. ...

Thanks for the compliments everyone.

Wildwood, I'm always on the hunt for NOS and lightly used components. Been a hobby of mine for many years.

Recently I've been unloading much of my...
04-28-17, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

Thank you, DD! My wife will be spending time in...

Thank you, DD! My wife will be spending time in the Lotus saddle as my 36" inseam prevents me from achieving any semblance of comfort on that thing!
04-28-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

That's the original paint. I believe the entire...

That's the original paint. I believe the entire frame is chromed underneath, because the only bit of rust I found anywhere was just a wee bit inside the bottom bracket shell.
04-28-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

Thank you, deaninkl!

Thank you, deaninkl!
04-28-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

Thank you:)

Thank you:)
04-28-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,147
Posted By LittleGinseng

1984 Lotus Supreme refurb is finished

This is the follow-up to http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1098611-lotus-eternal-optimist.html?highlight=lotus

I have to say this has been my favorite project since joining this forum in...
04-27-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By LittleGinseng

What are your thoughts on a stock Fujita saddle?

What are your thoughts on a stock Fujita saddle?
03-30-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By LittleGinseng

Roger, echo victor. The bottom bracket and crank...

Roger, echo victor. The bottom bracket and crank were removed together from my Lotus.
03-30-17, 01:09 PM
03-30-17, 01:09 PM
03-30-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,194
Posted By LittleGinseng

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03-30-17, 10:51 AM
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