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Posted By plonz

If I was still living in Houston, this one would...

If I was still living in Houston, this one would be in my garage already.
10-15-18, 05:44 AM
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Posted By plonz

All my bikes are in the basement of our 1913...

All my bikes are in the basement of our 1913 colonial revival home.
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10-11-18, 05:09 AM
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Posted By plonz

My experience is the Dia Compe 204 hood from Velo...

My experience is the Dia Compe 204 hood from Velo Orange is the way to go. Youíll need to trim the lever pivot point and the opening point which is very easy. Hereís a 1,000 words for you. Notice I...
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Posted By plonz

It does look like a repaint in the photos. Never...

It does look like a repaint in the photos. Never heard of Arrow so assuming a lesser known model.

I have bought 2 Reynolds 531c framesets. The Trek 760 commands a premium and I gave mid $200s for...
10-06-18, 03:43 PM
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Posted By plonz

It was a lot of fun guys! And I’m still amazed at...

It was a lot of fun guys! And I’m still amazed at how Frog made it 62 miles on his 1940s Westfield. Very cool bike but just looking at those funky bars makes my back hurt. Good times.
10-05-18, 06:14 AM
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Posted By plonz

Thanks! That stem is a Ritchey. Steel stem I...

Thanks! That stem is a Ritchey. Steel stem I think intended for a mountain bike, although it does have a 26.0 clamp.
10-04-18, 08:03 PM
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Posted By plonz

Comes down to your aesthetic preferences. ...

Comes down to your aesthetic preferences.

Technomic showing a whole lot of quill. Pic is from another BF post. Not my bike and not my preference. On the plus side, you keep the classic -17...
10-04-18, 04:50 AM
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Posted By plonz

The clamp size is the challenge. The only 26.0...

The clamp size is the challenge. The only 26.0 Dynamic IIs Iíve seen are the rare used listing on eBay while 25.4 clamps are readily available brand new. Is this stem still produced with a 26.0 clamp?
10-04-18, 04:42 AM
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Posted By plonz

No hereís an idea Iíve been looking for! A lot...

No hereís an idea Iíve been looking for! A lot better than measuring from the ground up and hoping the bike is perfectly upright. Iíll be trying this on the next build, thanks!
10-04-18, 04:36 AM
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Posted By plonz

+1 here. Acetone is my go-to product for removing...

+1 here. Acetone is my go-to product for removing any type of sticky residue from metal or aluminum. Softens the residue and lets you wipe it right off. Goo Be Gone is the safer, milder alternative...
10-03-18, 08:00 PM
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Posted By plonz

Here I thought I was alone on this island. Give...

Here I thought I was alone on this island. Give me 0 degree over inches of quill any day. I’ve had a tough time finding traditional 0 degree stems like the dynamic II in longer (120-130) reaches and...
10-03-18, 04:45 AM
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Posted By plonz

It’s official... I’m in:thumb:

It’s official... I’m in:thumb:
10-01-18, 04:33 AM
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Posted By plonz

I should know for sure by end of day tomorrow....

I should know for sure by end of day tomorrow. Looking promising though and the forecast looks even more promising.

Is there a roll calll yet?

Also, at the expense of sounding like a wimp, do...
09-30-18, 06:26 PM
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Posted By plonz

1961 Raleigh Blue Streak

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/bik/d/1961-rare-raleigh-blue-streak/6704825466.html1961 (rare) Raleigh blue streak. - $150 (Deerfield mass)I read up on these and they're kind of interesting. Not...
09-29-18, 05:55 AM
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Posted By plonz

My own experience is 6/7/8 are fine when riding...

My own experience is 6/7/8 are fine when riding alone, in casual groups or even in fast groups using a narrow block with no hills. Faster the group and greater the elevation = more the gears needed....
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Posted By plonz

Kind of a tough one. Circuits have a strong...

Kind of a tough one. Circuits have a strong following and are a desirable bike for those who are familiar with them. You’ll see crazy asking prices on the internet as a result but I doubt people are...
09-25-18, 06:08 PM
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Posted By plonz

Still have your old group sitting in my basement...

Still have your old group sitting in my basement figuring out which build to out it on. Looking forward to the challenge of dialing-in that triple.
09-25-18, 06:05 PM
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Posted By plonz

My personal experience is DA7800 on 2 bikes,...

My personal experience is DA7800 on 2 bikes, DA7400 8 spd STI and 105 5800.

DA7800 is my all-time fave. My TX riding group had several grizzled racers who swore DA7800 was the best group ever from...
09-24-18, 07:51 PM
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Posted By plonz

You make it sound so unethical. Here in MA we...

You make it sound so unethical. Here in MA we view it as redistributing oneís surplus supply. ;)
09-21-18, 05:47 PM
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Posted By plonz

Terrific!

Terrific!
09-21-18, 05:06 AM
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Posted By plonz

Thatís probably right. Closest I have is my SL...

Thatís probably right. Closest I have is my SL Schwinn Circuit. I think SL is one step up/lighter or maybe I have that backwards? The bare 59cm frame weighs in at 2150 and fork at 816. The fork is...
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Posted By plonz

Just a nice old bike. $75-$125 depending on your...

Just a nice old bike. $75-$125 depending on your market.
09-19-18, 05:41 PM
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Posted By plonz

I just may be able to come out and play. I won’t...

I just may be able to come out and play. I won’t really know until middle of that week. Marking it on my calendar for now.
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Posted By plonz

Some pretty lofty numbers being thrown around for...

Some pretty lofty numbers being thrown around for Houston. More power to you if you can get $300+ as is in the Houston market.

For your comparison, here are 3 Houston Craigslist buys I’ve made in...
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Posted By plonz

Hard to make out the model on the top tube. Best...

Hard to make out the model on the top tube. Best guess is an 87 Le tour. The black brakes are throwing me off though. Makes it look more like an 88 Traveller. Maybe they’ve been switched out over the...
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Posted By plonz

T-Mar spot on as usual. This frame intrigued me...

T-Mar spot on as usual. This frame intrigued me so I went digging for more info. Here is the 1989 catalog listing it as the entry to their racing lineup.

1989 Catalog...
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Posted By plonz

Good looking frameset that probably just needs a...

Good looking frameset that probably just needs a person like you to want it.

My own opinion is there just isn’t much demand for lower end, or even less popular higher end, framesets. Unless you...
09-16-18, 08:29 AM
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Posted By plonz

I soooo want to get my hands on one of these pink...

I soooo want to get my hands on one of these pink Super Sports. Congrats on landing one this nice. There seems to be a decent quantity of pink ones still circulating so I'm patiently waiting to be...
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Posted By plonz

Can’t help you with any expertise but I think...

Can’t help you with any expertise but I think it’s worth the $ as a prospective build. I suppose mostly because the color is unique. Frame looks low-to-mid level and it may be missing a front cable...
09-14-18, 04:07 PM
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Posted By plonz

Finally someone pulled the trigger. Been trying...

Finally someone pulled the trigger. Been trying to justify these since they were posted. Congrats on a cool crankset.
09-13-18, 05:01 AM
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Posted By plonz

That fork looks to be toast too.

That fork looks to be toast too.
09-10-18, 06:59 PM
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Posted By plonz

So nice bikes, great ride and all that stuff. ...

So nice bikes, great ride and all that stuff. Major props for Khemmis :thumb: I'm an old 80's rivet head and count on my 25 year old son to keep me up to speed on what's worth listening to in...
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Posted By plonz

Nice find. I lived in Houston for 11 years and...

Nice find. I lived in Houston for 11 years and despite it being the 4th most populous city in the U.S., I found the volume of quality C&A offerings to be pretty scarce.

I think your Ironman is...
09-07-18, 09:10 PM
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Posted By plonz

Elwood is a city in Madison...

Elwood is a city in Madison (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_County,_Indiana) and Tipton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipton_County,_Indiana) counties in the U.S. state...
09-07-18, 08:56 PM
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Posted By plonz

Everyone's situation is different but when I did...

Everyone's situation is different but when I did this, I just bought the right spokes and rebuilt. Figured I'd use the other spokes on a future wheel build.

I suppose there's nothing wrong with...
09-07-18, 08:38 PM
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Posted By plonz

[/LEFT] Nice bike but OP did sort of, kind...

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Nice bike but OP did sort of, kind of, maybe stated "lightweight". My UO-8 is heavier than my GT Karakoram mountain bike!
09-07-18, 08:32 PM
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Posted By plonz

My 1981 Colnago Super after an Alan Wanta...

My 1981 Colnago Super after an Alan Wanta re-imagining. I need to update the pictures to better highlight the charcoal pearl paint. All decals and painted labels under the clear coat, It's almost...
09-07-18, 08:12 PM
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Posted By plonz

Vintage, lightweight, touring, day trips.......

Vintage, lightweight, touring, day trips.... Sounds like the perfect description for an 80's sport touring bike whereas long-haul trips would require a full-on touring bike. I think Andy_K nails it...
09-06-18, 07:20 PM
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Posted By plonz

Iím not racing but I do ride my classics in some...

Iím not racing but I do ride my classics in some spirited groups and organized pace lines. With brifters, 10 speed cassette and clipless pedals on a vintage steel bike, I do not feel any disadvantage...
09-01-18, 03:27 PM
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Posted By plonz

Holy crap! I want to build a pink bike, this is...

Holy crap! I want to build a pink bike, this is my size and I’m in Fairfield CT on Wednesday! Unfortunately I’m a heavier rider and just don’t do the bonded tube thing. Good luck with the sale.
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Posted By plonz

All about the condition of the chrome when it...

All about the condition of the chrome when it comes to the 84/85 Raleigh Racing USA bikes. It’s all that chrome that makes these bikes special IMO. Hierarchy in the racing lineup: Grand Prix, Super...
09-01-18, 02:55 PM
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Posted By plonz

Sure bikes were sized different back then but I...

Sure bikes were sized different back then but I still prefer a 58cm steel frame over a 60cm which is what I’m “supposed” to ride. All my 58/59 builds show a generous amount of seatpost. Kalloy is the...
09-01-18, 02:35 PM
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Posted By plonz

Tough to follow that Paramount but my yellow Olmo...

Tough to follow that Paramount but my yellow Olmo manages to show pretty well.
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Posted By plonz

You might get a little more selling them...

You might get a little more selling them separately but it’s a nice bonus for the buyer to get both. It helps take the trial-and-error out of determining spindle length and taper. I have my fair...
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Posted By plonz

Hah, wouldnít you know thereís an Allez appraisal...

Hah, wouldnít you know thereís an Allez appraisal request that just popped up for one selling at $150. Go figure. Sized for a pipsqueak though so I stand by my earlier claim!
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Posted By plonz

Me thinks you might be weary of all the Ironman...

Me thinks you might be weary of all the Ironman worship that circulates these threads. The fact you mention it with the above models is good reason to gush over Ironmen when they are still often...
08-23-18, 06:32 PM
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Posted By plonz

Checking my stash to see what I need to complete...

Checking my stash to see what I need to complete a group for pending Waterford Paramount build. I’ve never seen these 7410 cranks but I like them. They look more like 7700 than 7400. Very cool.

I...
08-23-18, 04:43 AM
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Posted By plonz

Youíre on the right track here. You could go down...

Youíre on the right track here. You could go down to 11 tooth in the back.

Upside is you will be able to pedal further into a long descent before ďspinning outĒ. Depending on the hill, that extra...
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Posted By plonz

No idea if the Lambert branding carries any value...

No idea if the Lambert branding carries any value but doesn’t seem so from the previous post.

As a crusty old crankset, I’d say $25 and maybe a bit more with the bottom bracket. As the seller, I...
08-21-18, 04:23 AM
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Posted By plonz

Yes, yes and yes again. Used this once and never...

Yes, yes and yes again. Used this once and never again. Terrible placement of the Deda logo. IMO not good on any bike and definitely not good on a vintage steed.

I’ve been a Fizik performance wrap...
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