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10-12-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By KonaBuyer

Thanks so much, guys. I guess I am going to have...

Thanks so much, guys. I guess I am going to have to part out the (too little tire clearance) frame. Sprints seem great shifters.

John
10-12-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By KonaBuyer

Vintage Suntour Shifter ID Help Needed

Hello,

These shifters are on a mid-80's Kuwahara road bike. The rear derailer is a Sprint, and the shifters also look like Sprint, but I wanted to make sure.

TIA.

John
09-07-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 144,406
Posted By KonaBuyer

Not sure where else to post this - forgive me if...

Not sure where else to post this - forgive me if it is the wrong spot (i found the best archival info on the Toronto Fixed Threads). If I want to get a bike refinished in Toronto, and don't want to...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-19-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By KonaBuyer

Whoa - 75 is a rather extreme. On the frame...

Whoa - 75 is a rather extreme. On the frame geometry project table, only 9 of the 350 or so frames were over 74.5 deg. 72 - 73 would put you much closer to the median.
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11-17-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,526
Posted By KonaBuyer

You could "omit" one of the...

You could "omit" one of the "m"s
11-14-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,526
Posted By KonaBuyer

I was referring to the irony of "wordy". A made...

I was referring to the irony of "wordy". A made up word to indicate a love of words. Surely there is a real word, or set of words, to convey this concept. The more standard spelling appears to be...
11-12-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,526
Posted By KonaBuyer

What about "pedantic wordy"? Am I...

What about "pedantic wordy"?

Am I right?
11-10-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,191
Posted By KonaBuyer

How can a quick comparison lead to a conclusion...

How can a quick comparison lead to a conclusion of consistency?
11-05-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,174
Posted By KonaBuyer

Welcome to the "helpful" insights from cyclotine....

Welcome to the "helpful" insights from cyclotine. typical.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-05-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,314
Posted By KonaBuyer

Quibbling aside, the point stands, I believe,...

Quibbling aside, the point stands, I believe, that 531, SL, SLX, Kaisei 022, and True Temper Verus are not identical, doesn't it?
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,314
Posted By KonaBuyer

According to this table, SL was as I stated, but...

According to this table, SL was as I stated, but I have no independent confirmation. Standard 531 was .8 .5 .8. There were variants, such as PRO and ST that were different.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By KonaBuyer

Mike Terraferma can meet your budget, as can a...

Mike Terraferma can meet your budget, as can a few others.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,314
Posted By KonaBuyer

531 was .8 .5 .8, SL .7 .5 .7, and the others all...

531 was .8 .5 .8, SL .7 .5 .7, and the others all .9 .6 .9. So no, they are not identical.
10-29-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By KonaBuyer

Collectible value, perhaps, but still not much of...

Collectible value, perhaps, but still not much of an investment, wrt return on one's money.
10-28-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,951
Posted By KonaBuyer

Tonight, the Yankees were more like Campagnolo,...

Tonight, the Yankees were more like Campagnolo, very shiny and expensive, but beaten by (Suntour) a less expensive, but better functioning product.
10-20-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By KonaBuyer

You have a better market and much more free time...

You have a better market and much more free time than do I. Really. Yeah. You do.
10-20-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By KonaBuyer

Yeah, but for $45?......

Yeah, but for $45?......
10-20-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,125
Posted By KonaBuyer

I believe the OP is in Rochester, which is close...

I believe the OP is in Rochester, which is close to neither Staten Island nor Boston, FWIW.
10-20-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,125
Posted By KonaBuyer

Since this thread seems to have evolved into...

Since this thread seems to have evolved into sharing one's feelings about the efficacy of your decision to buy your boyfriend a bike, I will enter a vote to do exactly what you are doing. My only...
10-20-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 571,473
Posted By KonaBuyer

Thanks for the prudent use of bandwidth.

Thanks for the prudent use of bandwidth.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-09, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By KonaBuyer

You have that sweet combination of ignorance and...

You have that sweet combination of ignorance and arrogance I have so missed. Kudos to you, dude who understands little!
10-15-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By KonaBuyer

Lots of reading to do...

Lots of reading to do...
10-14-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By KonaBuyer

Have you ridden the SRF3 hard? Can it take...

Have you ridden the SRF3 hard? Can it take standing on the pedals? How does it shift?

John
10-14-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By KonaBuyer

Classic and Vintage Sturmey Archer vs Modern Competitors

Just wondering if anyone has analyzed the costs/benefits of a modern IGH versus a vintage one. Pros/cons, etc.

Thanks so much.

John
10-14-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,124
Posted By KonaBuyer

His head?

His head?
10-13-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By KonaBuyer

I may end up having to go custom. If I do, I...

I may end up having to go custom. If I do, I will go 622 and have it built to accommodate wide tires. 650B is cool, but in Toronto is almost impossible to get.

Thanks for all the help and...
10-13-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By KonaBuyer

I don't have the Superbe - there is one I was...

I don't have the Superbe - there is one I was looking at (on line) but the weight scared me off.

Lots of alternatives given here - I think the first one that I find that will work, wins.

John
10-13-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By KonaBuyer

Thanks - but I need a frame in the 58 - 60 range....

Thanks - but I need a frame in the 58 - 60 range.

John
10-12-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By KonaBuyer

Wow, the second bike is a beaut! Maybe it would...

Wow, the second bike is a beaut! Maybe it would take a plump enough tire for a tough city bike...
10-12-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By KonaBuyer

[QUOTE=sailorbenjamin;9846249]How bout a decent...

[QUOTE=sailorbenjamin;9846249]How bout a decent MTB frame? Some of those have similar geometry to an old 3 speed and will have better brake spacing. Plus, they're cheap.

Seems like a great...
10-12-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By KonaBuyer

Thanks Zorro, but the 26" wheel is an important...

Thanks Zorro, but the 26" wheel is an important part of the puzzle.
10-12-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By KonaBuyer

Which Lightweight Frame for Sturmey 3 Speed?

I was looking at a Raleigh Superbe, which appealed because of the 3 speed and the 26" wheels. The weight, at 40-ish pounds, according to some posts, is too much for me. however. So...I was hoping...
10-09-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,938
Posted By KonaBuyer

Your grammar is poor. You do not understand...

Your grammar is poor. You do not understand pricing or economics. Please continue to criticize, correct and opine. It is so very helpful.
10-09-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,172
Posted By KonaBuyer

Is the word "******nozzle" allowed on this forum?...

Is the word "******nozzle" allowed on this forum?
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I guess not.
08-19-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By KonaBuyer

In general, Goldstein is pretty clever. My main...

In general, Goldstein is pretty clever. My main issue here, however, is that he is referring to prices, but has no data on transactions, just what people are asking. There is only so much we can...
08-18-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By KonaBuyer

Poor and dishonest - trying to mislead buyers...

Poor and dishonest - trying to mislead buyers...
08-18-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By KonaBuyer

Rendered Ebay Bike

Very odd - a bike that is obviously rendered, not photographed, on its ebay ad...

...
07-31-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,969
Posted By KonaBuyer

Some who doesn't wave back is hardly a complete...

Some who doesn't wave back is hardly a complete a-hole. Stand-off-ish perhaps, or aloof.
07-29-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,118
Posted By KonaBuyer

I suspect there would be a some anti-trust...

I suspect there would be a some anti-trust scrutiny before Shimano was allowed to buy Campagnolo.
07-27-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By KonaBuyer

A 4th Edition just sold on ebay for $40, with one...

A 4th Edition just sold on ebay for $40, with one bid.
07-25-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,475
Posted By KonaBuyer

The incremental payoff of the increase in a...

The incremental payoff of the increase in a bike's value (if believed to be 735) compared to the price of a (735) decal may be rather high, no?
07-25-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,475
Posted By KonaBuyer

This may be a give away, though it sounds juicy...

This may be a give away, though it sounds juicy and delicious. It should say "hand brazed".
07-24-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,355
Posted By KonaBuyer

This is why simply using the inflation calculator...

This is why simply using the inflation calculator leads to meaningless results. One must account for advances in technology, if inter-temporal comparisons are to provide any insight at all. For...
07-23-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By KonaBuyer

I rate it a 0 for the spelling mistake on the...

I rate it a 0 for the spelling mistake on the brand.
07-23-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By KonaBuyer

Thanks Roger - can you point me to a resource for...

Thanks Roger - can you point me to a resource for this info?

Is the American production considered better than the Panasonic?

John
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By KonaBuyer

Thanks Stan!

Thanks Stan!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By KonaBuyer

What Tubing is this?

I really like the look of old school, thin (compared to current product) tubing. What size are the tubes on this Bruce Gordon frame?

http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/images/BruceGordonRando.jpg...
07-23-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,355
Posted By KonaBuyer

One has to be careful with the use of this sort...

One has to be careful with the use of this sort of calculator, as advances in technology and productivity are not fully accounted for. For example, say you bought a VCR in 1980 for $1,000. The...
07-22-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By KonaBuyer

If it's an 85, it was built by Panasonic, i...

If it's an 85, it was built by Panasonic, i believe.
07-22-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By KonaBuyer

Well, as was suggested, the frame is up for sale...

Well, as was suggested, the frame is up for sale - $300

"Classic vintage Ritchey MTB frame, likely Timber Wolf.
No Decals to identify exact model.
Great condition. "
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