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12-01-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By dedhed

I wouldn't pay that much around here, especially...

I wouldn't pay that much around here, especially this time of year.
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08-28-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By 3alarmer

...there was one year where that was Trek's top...

...there was one year where that was Trek's top of the line road bike. I have one, and mine's about a 59cm. That one looks like the smallest size they made.
08-27-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,922
Posted By merziac

:thumb: ...

:thumb:

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Amen, one of my favorites of all time, then and now. I should get my...
08-26-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Hobbiano

I'd say smaller than 19". I have a 19" Trek 620...

I'd say smaller than 19". I have a 19" Trek 620 that has a taller headtube than that, and still has some space between the top & down tube. I think that's an '89 model and the catalog says it came in...
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By cb400bill

Exceeds market value by about $500 or so.

Exceeds market value by about $500 or so.
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By wrk101

Yes, among "sport" model Treks, its very nice. A...

Yes, among "sport" model Treks, its very nice. A fine bike, head and shoulders above what I rode back in the day. A nice choice for a rider, but not collectible.
08-03-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By cyccommute

Grab spokes by the pair on each side (one side at...

Grab spokes by the pair on each side (one side at a time) and squeeze them together. You are looking for spokes that feel significantly looser than other spokes. If you find one (or two or more)...
06-20-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,231
Posted By delbiker1

I really think you need to get a bike and wheel...

I really think you need to get a bike and wheel set that will support that much weight, and have clearance for, at least, 35mm tires. Not being critical, but, you probably have extra pounds you...
06-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,012
Posted By veganbikes

A new bike will probably get you wider tire...

A new bike will probably get you wider tire clearance meaning more comfort which is a good thing. Low end carbon vs. nicer groupset I would probably go nicer groupset but me personally I wouldn't...
05-24-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By Ogsarg

I think you'll find many people have the same...

I think you'll find many people have the same experience. I thought I might have a heart attack putting GP5000's on my last bike (an 09 Spec Roubaix). Even with a tire jack, it was incredibly...
05-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,108
Posted By WhyFi

You may be subject to duty for...

You may be subject to duty for purchases/shipments over $800 in value. I've been hit with duty a couple of times, but it was always due before the shipment would be released to me and both instances...
05-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By Andy_K

That's got a lot of good original paint and...

That's got a lot of good original paint and decals. I'd probably just go with the touch-up using Testors. Spots that size and in those locations have to be really bad mismatches to draw attention to...
05-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,250
Posted By jamesdak

Reevaluating all the bikes again and ranking them.

A question over on Paceline about the love of Serotta's got me thinking about my CSI and where I'd place it amongst all my bikes. This led to me trying to rank them all again and my reasoning for...
05-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By RustyJames

Remove useable parts and recycle the rest.

Remove useable parts and recycle the rest.
04-27-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By styggno1

Mmmm... chrome lugs! Love them! These I...

Mmmm... chrome lugs! Love them!

These I ordered myself

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Someone else ordred these - but now I am enjoying them.
...
04-27-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By OldCoot

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan...

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan with faux Nervex lugs. Still think they look great.


As for 'they don't make them anymore'. Of course they still do, but most people don't want to...
04-27-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By Bad Lag

WOW! On all these bikes being posted. Whether it...

WOW! On all these bikes being posted. Whether it is the age of the bikes, recognizing what use to be available off the rack; or the craftsman's skill and artistry,...just WOW.
04-26-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By cb400bill

A friend of mine still has the Maserati that he...

A friend of mine still has the Maserati that he bought new in the mid 70's. He says it was made by Fiorelli. I believe that he had it repainted by Doug Fattic. Nice bike.
04-26-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By rccardr

There were quite a few Merckx frames made in the...

There were quite a few Merckx frames made in the mid-late 80's that had chromed lugs. This is an '84 Pro SLX:...
04-25-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By CV-6

Chrome lugs were an extra cost option on Lejeune...

Chrome lugs were an extra cost option on Lejeune and Bernard Carré frames. A Carré below.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51382002877_3501fc09bc_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mhsckk)PCarre DS...
04-25-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By cooperryder

Count me in as another fan of chrome lugs. I...

Count me in as another fan of chrome lugs.
I had one if those pale yellow Centurion Semi Pro's with chrome lugs.
It was a beauty.
If you had the inclination you could do what this
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04-24-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By merziac

Well imo, chrome was an indicator of high end in...

Well imo, chrome was an indicator of high end in many cases like the Paramount's and Cinelli SC's, they could both be had in full chrome if you wanted. Many low end bikes also came with some because...
04-24-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By John E

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All stripped down and ready to rebuild. 1962 Carlton Franco-Suisse...
04-24-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By genejockey

My 1982 Lotus Supreme has chromed head lugs, fork...

My 1982 Lotus Supreme has chromed head lugs, fork crown, and chainstay. It was at or near the top of Lotus's line - Dura Ace, tubular tires, SR Royal Super Light stem. The lugs have cutouts, too, and...
04-24-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By steelbikeguy

The Raleigh Internationals are nice bikes, and...

The Raleigh Internationals are nice bikes, and might be available for not a ton of money. Like Gugie, I've got a copper International, and it really is a lovely bike!

For no reason in particular,...
04-24-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By gugie

I have a couple. ...

I have a couple.

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74 Raleigh International
...
04-24-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By Mr. 66

I have a few, World imported by Schwinn is the...

I have a few, World imported by Schwinn is the cleanest. Rides much better than I thought it would. Weighs approximately 25.5 pounds, this one of the few bikes that came with Diacomp brakes matched...
04-24-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By Wildwood

Acer-Mex used chrome lugs a good bit. Windsor...

Acer-Mex used chrome lugs a good bit.
Windsor is their top line product.
Here is the Carabela SemiPro with chrome headlugs. Low cost, far from a racer, passed thru my hands quickly....
04-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By oneclick

You could probably find one of the part- or...

You could probably find one of the part- or completely-chromed lower-end Torpados for not much money. It'd probably also need component replacing or upgrading, the Gian Robert /Campagnolo Valentino...
04-24-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By Chuck M

Somewhere there is a thread here that shows some...

Somewhere there is a thread here that shows some beautiful chrome lugs on some very nice bikes. But don't think that chrome alone is an indicator of quality as my Carabela shows that is not the case....
04-24-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,921
Posted By base2

Chroming is a process done after the frame is...

Chroming is a process done after the frame is built, but before the paint is applied. It's not terribly common. The only time I've seen "lugs only" in person was on a Windsor mixte. It's rare to do...
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By zukahn1

I would agree the cost of putting a nice group on...

I would agree the cost of putting a nice group on a bike like this can overwhelm the value of the bike. When I thin on it bit, On top of that this one reads like an ex bumb level or tri race bike...
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By zukahn1

With the SLX tubing and sprint shifters it's a...

With the SLX tubing and sprint shifters it's a bit of a hodepodge mix for a Paramount different years different levels. If in average good working condition with nice wheels say $400 but try for...
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By wrk101

Rough shape: $100. Go up from there. Pristine...

Rough shape: $100. Go up from there. Pristine $750, although usually local sales are less. Group is a step down as you mentioned. Myself, I would just value it at the frameset.
04-09-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By tkamd73

They obviously had to change the hub, or more...

They obviously had to change the hub, or more likely the whole rear wheel, so it could have been a single speed, or 2 speed kickback Racer too, but definitely a Racer.
Tim
04-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Sierra

I'd say that it's a "Frankenbike" made from one...

I'd say that it's a "Frankenbike" made from one of these.

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04-09-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By PatTheSlat

Late 50s-Early 60s Racer 3 speed that someone...

Late 50s-Early 60s Racer 3 speed that someone converted to a 10 speed using garbage-tier department store bike components.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By cxwrench

No, that rim is not tubeless compatible. If you...

No, that rim is not tubeless compatible. If you try it and end up in the hospital I'll send flowers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By masi61

I suspect you will have issues setting these up...

I suspect you will have issues setting these up tubeless. In the last photo where it shows the inner and outer dimension, you get the cross section of the interior rim extrusion - it does not have a...
03-25-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 668
Posted By dedhed

I'll pay for a medium flat rate box Ship me your...

I'll pay for a medium flat rate box Ship me your old parts
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By sloppy12

I have the 420 and it works. Really no...

I have the 420 and it works. Really no complaints the 750 looks like a upgrade.
03-12-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By MinnMan

Assuming that the endurance frame has clearance...

Assuming that the endurance frame has clearance for sufficiently wide tires, then you could go either way. Or you could split the difference and go for what the bike companies call an adventure...
02-21-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1985) SCHWINN Super Le Tour

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02-09-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By T-Mar

I missed this the first time around. So, a dozen...

I missed this the first time around. So, a dozen years later, for posterity's sake, it is actually a 1982 Canadian market Nishiki Superbe that was manufactured in late 1981. You can tell by the...
01-29-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,594
Posted By gpburdell

Kind of apples and oranges here. Any...

Kind of apples and oranges here.

Any speed/distance stuff will be whatever you choose to calibrate it to be. The flywheel isn't a tire, you're not covering ground, and you likely haven't any...
01-09-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By mrv

Head Badge- Chicago

Your head badge says Chicago, so you got USA.

My Schwinn was made in Japan.

...
01-01-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By AngryFrankie

1988 Schwinn Circuit

Been itching all holiday season to buy a bike for no reason. I just don't get Facebook Marketplace's listing/search logic. How did I miss this bike? Says it was listed for 2 weeks. Sante rear der...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By DaveSSS

The biggest issue might be tire size. 23mm was...

The biggest issue might be tire size. 23mm was the norm years ago. Some frames barely allow 25mm and not 28mm. Having 28mm tubeless tires that can be used with pressures in the 60-70 psi range...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By Steve B.

I've 2 sets of wheels from them but nothing...

I've 2 sets of wheels from them but nothing recent. The last set was house wheels on a 105 hub, the rear was completely out of true. I should have returned it, just decided to re-true it myself,...
12-02-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,425
Posted By jkrug

Resurrecting an old thread. Just got this Meister...

Resurrecting an old thread. Just got this Meister bike from the original owner whose father bought it for her when she was in high school--a good candidate for clean-up and restoration.
Suntour...
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