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05-05-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By BikeTales

Itís rocking some flat 28ís. I have some Pasela...

Itís rocking some flat 28ís. I have some Pasela Whites in 28 to throw on it so itís all good.
05-05-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By BikeTales

I was thinking this was 90's, but found an 86...

I was thinking this was 90's, but found an 86 that's identical. Looks like it doesn't have a lot of tire clearance..
05-05-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By BikeTales

What can you tell me about this Bianchi Premio I'm picking up today?

I see a triple front chainring, some rack mounts on rear and maybe on the fork? How would this fare as a light touring/bikepacking ride? Any other info you can gather?
Thanks in advance! A couple...
04-12-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,327
Posted By BikeTales

I dunno how much it weighs but here's your bike's...

I dunno how much it weighs but here's your bike's brother

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc07917_30fd68d61b2e5153bdc3db87f1251c78747f0275.jpg
04-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,165
Posted By BikeTales

I was thinking off-white or cream, but this is...

I was thinking off-white or cream, but this is more accurate :lol:
04-06-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By BikeTales

I dunno, but why does every Cincinnati craigslist...

I dunno, but why does every Cincinnati craigslist bike have a ripped saddle? I swear I have to put a thrift store saddle on every dang bike I flip around here! Sweet ride. I love 90's Giants....
04-03-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By BikeTales

Good eye my dudes. Looks like stem shifters, eh?

Good eye my dudes. Looks like stem shifters, eh?
04-03-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By BikeTales

Alright Eagle Eyes, what Schwinn is this?

I'm trying to figure out what model that Schwinn might be, in the back there... Seller will get back to me on Friday but I don't wanna wait! Just wondering if one of y'all might have an educated...
Forum: For Sale
02-23-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,276
Posted By BikeTales

VO Rack and Fenders, Carrera Brakes, Terry Saddle

Velo Orange Constructeur Rear rack. Minimal beauty for less! Has minor scratches and some sticker gunk in a little spot. Not bad at all $65 plus shipping.

Velo Orange Fluted Fenders 48mm - 700c....
02-20-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By BikeTales

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02-20-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By BikeTales

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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1167x1315/dsc07949_0eeb77da16c2d860c92cc8c68ba30e3ff230bac9.jpg...
02-19-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,137
Posted By BikeTales

Yeah that's what I figured as well. I feel like...

Yeah that's what I figured as well. I feel like I've read articles about maintenance that say to use a BICYCLE OIL/GREASE AND NOTHING ELSE!!! But maybe it was more about the chain lubrication and...
02-19-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,137
Posted By BikeTales

Before I slather this stuff all over another bike...

A few years ago I bought a tub of grease at the hardware store...

I've been using this grease for any bike work I've done, on my own bikes and on some flips. Lubing bolts, screws, wheel bearings,...
02-18-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By BikeTales

Constructeur Rack, VO Fluted Fenders, Carrera Brakes, Terry Saddle

Constructeur Rear rack. Minimal beauty for less! Has minor scratches and some sticker gunk in a little spot. Not bad at all $65 plus shipping.

Photos of Rack and Fenders...
02-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,702
Posted By BikeTales

A bike that ugly SHOULD be illegal! :roflmao:

A bike that ugly SHOULD be illegal! :roflmao:
02-16-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By BikeTales

Here you go, y'all. Seems to be in great shape....

Here you go, y'all. Seems to be in great shape. I'm pretty pumped!
More photos in this here LINK: https://imgur.com/a/Uvoa1KH
...
02-16-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,702
Posted By BikeTales

That may have been my thread about the $50 bike...

That may have been my thread about the $50 bike that inspired this thread... Just picked it up today!
...
02-15-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By BikeTales

AHHH it looks so cool! I'm excited but a little...

AHHH it looks so cool! I'm excited but a little nervous. I haven't heard back from them today about meeting up tomorrow :( Though my own mother isn't texting me back either, so maybe people are...
02-14-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By BikeTales

I rarely see good 90's mountain bikes here for...

I rarely see good 90's mountain bikes here for cheap, especially in a reasonable size. I've been keeping an eye out for a Trek or Specialized for a while. All I find are either too tall or too pricey...
02-14-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By BikeTales

Here are some slightly better photos. BETTER...

Here are some slightly better photos. BETTER PHOTOS (https://imgur.com/a/sAbGZ13)

Can anyone venture a guess as to the frame size? I'm worried it's a little large for me. Excited anyway though!
02-14-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By BikeTales

Looky what Iím picking up this weekend! Mountain bike inside :)

Sorry for the crappy photos. Couldn’t save the originals.

https://imgur.com/a/sAbGZ13
worth it for $50? ��
12-31-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By BikeTales

Thanks for the info. I liked it so much I found...

Thanks for the info. I liked it so much I found one in my size (also a 21). Still building it up.
12-31-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By BikeTales

84 Trek 520 Frameset 56.5cm, Shimano Alfine IGH Wheel, Cream Panaracer Tires

Paypal FF or Venmo. Shipping through bikeflights for larger stuff. Maybe USPS for tires or cranks.

84 Trek 520 Frameset, headset, & brakes. $100 plus BikeFlights shipping. SOLD
22.25 inches...
10-19-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By BikeTales

I liked the Trek so much I'm getting another one!...

I liked the Trek so much I'm getting another one! Actually, it's a size too big for me, so I'm picking up this 54cm and swapping the frames. It's the same year and everything. Weird how things work...
10-18-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,069
Posted By BikeTales

Thanks! I've already reached out to him and he...

Thanks! I've already reached out to him and he declined. I found one locally I may pick up...
10-17-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,069
Posted By BikeTales

I love my Trek 520, but it's a size too big. I'd...

I love my Trek 520, but it's a size too big. I'd love to get one in 21 inch (54cm). It's an 84. Looking for a same or similar Trek.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1919/31477203058_a70820c87a_c.jpg
10-15-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By BikeTales

I appreciate the further discussion! I was away...

I appreciate the further discussion! I was away on the camping trip. I bit off more than I could chew, and was in some pain at the end of each 40 mile trip. But it was a lot of fun.

Shifting was a...
10-12-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By BikeTales

Thanks for the info. It's a 520 though :) I...

Thanks for the info. It's a 520 though :)

I won't plan to add anything crazy to the front. A beer rack will do!
10-11-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By BikeTales

Thanks for the replies! I'm definitely thinking...

Thanks for the replies! I'm definitely thinking bar end shifters. And that is good to know about the front racks.
10-11-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By BikeTales

84 Trek 520 Photos / Taking suggestions on racks, etc.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1924/30299360337_94c7778bd1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nas9dr)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1945/44328175285_01ab8276d1_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ax8u9e)
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Forum: Great Lakes
09-05-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,614
Posted By BikeTales

Hey y'all. Posting from Cincinnati. We're...

Hey y'all. Posting from Cincinnati.

We're holding a Classic & Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet and Retro Ride this Saturday morning. Info below. Come on out!

Facebook event:...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-05-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By BikeTales

Word has it RobbieTunes will be there.

Word has it RobbieTunes will be there.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-05-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By BikeTales

CINCINNATI! C&V Swap and Ride This Saturday!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285538908713118/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/285538908713118/)

Classic & Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet and Retro Ride

Join us at the Armleder...
08-30-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By BikeTales

Thank you. I'm glad I hung onto the Deore! ...

Thank you. I'm glad I hung onto the Deore!

:cheers:
08-30-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By BikeTales

No I did not. Looks like that's what I should...

No I did not. Looks like that's what I should try first. Thank you!
08-30-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By BikeTales

rccardr Thanks for the info. Just to...

rccardr

Thanks for the info. Just to clarify, do you think I NEED to change the derailleur or should the 105 RD be able to handle 32t with the right chain length?
08-30-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By BikeTales

Problem using 11-32 on 90s Shimano 105. Do I need Long Cage RD?

Early 90s Bianchi Alfana with 105 groupset, 8 speed.

I swapped out the wheels and put on a new Shimano 11-32 cassette.

Problem: The derailleur jockey wheel is riding right along the sprocket...
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By BikeTales

WHY DON'T YOU HAVE IT YET?? :p

WHY DON'T YOU HAVE IT YET??
:p
08-25-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By BikeTales

Youíd go silver? Iím trying to nudge it slightly...

Youíd go silver? Iím trying to nudge it slightly more masculine considering the purple :D
08-24-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By BikeTales

WTB 700c Wheelset - Sun M13, CR18, Mavic or Similar in Black

I'm looking to replace the wheels on my 90s Bianchi Alfana (Shimano 105). The wheels on it are pretty worn and mismatched. I want to freshen it up and get it looking nice.


The original wheels...
08-24-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By BikeTales

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/42440609190_ab...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/42440609190_ab84d8c3fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27Ekdvd)
Yellow (https://flic.kr/p/27Ekdvd)
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08-24-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By BikeTales

Sorry mods. I realized I probably broke a...

Sorry mods. I realized I probably broke a buy/sell rule by posting a WTB here. I'll post in the right place like I should have! :bang:
08-24-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By BikeTales

Ideas for wheels for Bianchi Alfana? (Purple bike Photo included)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/44064136002_868b642ab5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a8NdsN)

I'm looking to replace the wheels on this guy with something comparable to what's already on it, or a...
08-23-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By BikeTales

I have a big ol' roll of yellow housing I bought...

I have a big ol' roll of yellow housing I bought a few years back. I thought I'd use it often for some reason :roflmao:

I'll send you plenty, for the cost of shipping. Of course I'll get you a...
08-23-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By BikeTales

+10000000 Thank you for saying this. It really...

+10000000
Thank you for saying this. It really bothers me when people don't understand this.

People sell stuff below its actual value for many reasons. (For example, I gave away a bunch of good...
08-19-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By BikeTales

Ended up going a slightly different route. Loving...

Ended up going a slightly different route. Loving this ride!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/43423090244_0ca20a1fe3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29a9FTJ)
IMG_5043 (https://flic.kr/p/29a9FTJ)
...
08-19-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 369,353
Posted By BikeTales

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/43423090244_0c...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/43423090244_0ca20a1fe3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29a9FTJ)
IMG_5043 (https://flic.kr/p/29a9FTJ)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/42333270230_9e44f42a25_b.jpg...
08-19-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,709
Posted By BikeTales

That saddle is a work of art.

That saddle is a work of art.
08-18-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 252,220
Posted By BikeTales

Just acquired this bad boy :bday: ...

Just acquired this bad boy :bday:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/44064136002_868b642ab5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a8NdsN)
A very purple Bianchi �� (https://flic.kr/p/2a8NdsN)
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