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Posted By JulesCW

That's lovely. Are you the potential buyer or...

That's lovely. Are you the potential buyer or seller?

Unfortunately, despite the skill and beauty evident in the frame and paint, the value is not likely as high as it should be as he's fairly...
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Posted By JulesCW

Well, he's gone and there won't be any more, and...

Well, he's gone and there won't be any more, and he was a truly iconic builder. It's possible this would take 32mm tires, which would be good for many rider's preferences today, although 28s are a-ok...
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Posted By JulesCW

What is it? A wheel bag? Or? It's a bit hard to...

What is it? A wheel bag? Or? It's a bit hard to tell size from those photos. It looks to be from the 1980s-1990s to me -- if a wheel bag perhaps $40-50 if you find the right person.
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Posted By JulesCW

The frame rust is a possible issue, but the flag...

The frame rust is a possible issue, but the flag crankset id worth at least $60 on eBay on its own...
05-22-21, 07:09 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

Bizarre attempt to fix a flat -- seen at the co-op

A guy brought in a bike with a flat front tire to the bike co-op where I volunteer. Said he could not figure out how to fix it. I started taking the tire off the rim and felt something inside the...
05-20-21, 06:27 AM
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Views: 645
Posted By JulesCW

I used it on a set of early 1900s beefy double...

I used it on a set of early 1900s beefy double coat hooks -- they are cast metal and were rusted and pitted -- I stripped them and painted them with hammertone and it worked great -- the pebbly...
05-07-21, 12:29 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

1957? nope. Custom? nope. $350? good luck.

"1957 shcwinn world bike

All original. Custom built. Still functional as a new bike negotiable" Asking $350

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/748849829027694/

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Views: 550
Posted By JulesCW

Your idea of significant rust and mine are not...

Your idea of significant rust and mine are not the same! :) There are some issues, but it's not horrible. A bit of soaking of parts in Evaporust will clean up things nicely.

This looks like...
05-05-21, 06:22 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

The Blackburn cage on the left is bent (the...

The Blackburn cage on the left is bent (the bottom should be roughly 90 degrees to the back) -- which might be part of the issue.

The classic bottles had a slimmer neck than the oversized necked...
05-04-21, 06:56 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

Doug, Thanks for your reply. Neat that...

Doug,

Thanks for your reply. Neat that it's an early frame.

The frame measures 20" from the center of the BB to the top of the top tube where it intersects the seat tube. The top tube is...
05-04-21, 06:36 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

Merziac, Good eye! You are correct -- it is...

Merziac, Good eye! You are correct -- it is indeed a Sugino Super Mighty Competition crakset, not the Maxy. :)
05-04-21, 05:26 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

Small Doug Fattic light tourer

Yesterday morning I was perusing FB Marketplace while sipping my morning cup of tea and saw this lovely small Doug Fattic light tourer about 30 miles away. Way too small for me -- but it's my wife's...
05-04-21, 07:59 AM
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Views: 977
Posted By JulesCW

Great bike, and i love the "OFF ROAD USE ONLY"...

Great bike, and i love the "OFF ROAD USE ONLY" sticker! :)
04-27-21, 09:44 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

Lemond Buenos Aries $500

Lemond Buenos Aires -- looks like a 2002 model -- in which case it's an 853 frame with Ultegra parts.

listing says "trek,Lamond Buenos Aries, road bikd" One photo, no size -- I'm guessing 57 or 59...
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Posted By JulesCW

If your goal is maximizing $$ then a buddy sale...

If your goal is maximizing $$ then a buddy sale is not likely the way to go. Properly presented on eBay $900 to $1000 + is realistic -- but of course you then have to deal with fees and the hassles...
04-23-21, 03:19 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

The compass tires that Randyjawa bought for $26...

The compass tires that Randyjawa bought for $26 in Jamaica have nothing to do with the high end Compass/Rene Herse tires. The Jamaican label of 27 tpi casing clues you in that these are far from...
04-23-21, 07:29 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

I was hit by a car in 1978 -- no helmet -- skull...

I was hit by a car in 1978 -- no helmet -- skull fracture and a number of other not-very-fun injuries. Started riding again with a Bell Biker. These days I use a Specialized Prevail -- super light...
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Views: 655
Posted By JulesCW

You can post pictures in your gallery (look at...

You can post pictures in your gallery (look at the top of the page) and then alert folks in this thread that you've done so. Without photos this question is nearly impossible to answer with any...
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Views: 463
Posted By JulesCW

With a few exceptions old tandems are a tough...

With a few exceptions old tandems are a tough sell. I recently bought a U.S. made minor builder tandem (Fastab) from the late 1970s in good condition with T.A. cranksets, Phil Wood BBs and hubs,...
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Posted By JulesCW

That's a very interesting niche tandem. For those...

That's a very interesting niche tandem. For those who do not know it is a combination upright and recumbent tandem, with the captain upright in the rear, and the stoker recumbent in the front,...
04-21-21, 07:05 AM
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Views: 11,361
Posted By JulesCW

Great -- found the thread in which you detail...

Great -- found the thread in which you detail your experiences; https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1158423-b17-cutout-v-not-cutout-2.html Very helpful.
04-21-21, 06:10 AM
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Views: 11,361
Posted By JulesCW

Goede dag, Jacco. This looks like a great...

Goede dag, Jacco.

This looks like a great project -- and it's also my size! I have a question for you about the Lepper tourer saddle -- have you ridden the Brooks B17, and how does the Lepper...
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Posted By JulesCW

Do not paint it! It looks like the paint is...

Do not paint it! It looks like the paint is decent -- and a home paint job will decrease the value. A good professional paint job with decals will cost you in the $400 - $600 range -- which you'll...
04-11-21, 01:15 PM
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Views: 563
Posted By JulesCW

Ouch! I guessed that might be the issue. Tubes...

Ouch! I guessed that might be the issue. Tubes go flat on bikes not ridden for a long time, but they're generally ok if the bike has not been sitting outside for decades as they're protected from...
04-11-21, 11:06 AM
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Views: 563
Posted By JulesCW

Did the tube or the tire fail causing the blowout...

Did the tube or the tire fail causing the blowout on the bike in question? A loud explosive failure indicates a bead that has come loose or a tire sidewall that is dust that blew out under that 100...
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Views: 636
Posted By JulesCW

FWIW, selling the BG racks on eBay is likely to...

FWIW, selling the BG racks on eBay is likely to maximize your return as opposed to including them with your eclectic build Miyata 1000. You might also consider seeking out some more appropriate...
04-11-21, 08:08 AM
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Views: 27,862
Posted By JulesCW

Daffodils and a Merz

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04-07-21, 05:57 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

The Arai drum can also be removed using a 3/4"...

The Arai drum can also be removed using a 3/4" drive 41mm socket.
04-02-21, 07:55 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

Acorns touring on tandem

Acorn large front bag and large seat bag (both about 7 years old and with many miles) on our Bilenky tandem -- in this pic with Ortlieb front panniers and Radical Design trailer -- on tour in...
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Posted By JulesCW

In addition to the goodies others have pointed...

In addition to the goodies others have pointed out, it looks like there's a Silca Impero frame pump in matching color, Scott Matthauser finned brake pads (maybe?)

So, OP, tell us -- what was the...
03-25-21, 09:01 AM
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Views: 572
Posted By JulesCW

Thanks all. I think for now I'll go with tape...

Thanks all. I think for now I'll go with tape over the holes and a put on clamp-on cage -- thanks to Vintage_Cyclist for the link to the mounts that V-O sells -- they look a lot better than any...
03-24-21, 04:52 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

Advice needed regarding two extra holes in vintage Specialized Sequoia

I recently acquired an early Specialized Sequoia. I was dismayed to realize when stripping the bike for a good clean and overhaul that it was only supposed to have two sets of water bottle mounts --...
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Posted By JulesCW

Interesting that a 2008 Surly is considered...

Interesting that a 2008 Surly is considered C&V... but then again the local LBS lads and gals see me as some sort of Methuselah riding a museum piece when I roll up on a bike made in the 1980s,...
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Posted By JulesCW

I'd say that's worth at least a $10 price bump...

I'd say that's worth at least a $10 price bump on any CL c&v listing! ;)
03-01-21, 07:22 AM
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Views: 11,467
Posted By JulesCW

I'm still not seeing barriers to utility cycling...

I'm still not seeing barriers to utility cycling there, but...

Then again, I've never understood Grant to be claiming you need to lug around hiking gear to survive -- double top-tubes aren't my...
02-28-21, 08:05 PM
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Views: 11,467
Posted By JulesCW

I promise that I'm not trying to be...

I promise that I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I'm really not sure what you're referring to. What sort of equipment-related barriers are you thinking Rivendell promotes?

It seems to me...
02-28-21, 06:47 PM
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Views: 11,467
Posted By JulesCW

I'm not even sure what that means. Do you feel...

I'm not even sure what that means. Do you feel that utility cycling is only "pure" if done on low-end non-aesthetically pleasing bikes? Or that it is only "pure" if done on "hardcore" post-industrial...
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Posted By JulesCW

What makes you think it's a different bike...

What makes you think it's a different bike repainted as a Katakura Silk. That seems unlikely. The seat cluster and fork curve look the same as the catalog. As far as the measurements go do not rely...
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Views: 1,493
Posted By JulesCW

The Schwinn LeTour III is no great shakes either...

The Schwinn LeTour III is no great shakes either -- also stamped drops, solidly low mid-range. Not a terrible bike, but not all that great either. It looks clean-ish (although in the wilderness...
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Posted By JulesCW

When did Ben Serotta make frames in Italy? ;) ...

When did Ben Serotta make frames in Italy? ;) That frame is most definitely NOT Italian. $150 is a giveaway price. I'd say $400 would be a quick sale, but I'd ask about $650.
02-21-21, 06:19 AM
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Views: 1,229
Posted By JulesCW

They also make and sell several excellent bolt-on...

They also make and sell several excellent bolt-on light brackets for rear lights. These are often available as cosmetic seconds for near giveaway prices.

Their stainless steel top tube housing...
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Posted By JulesCW

Murray is not one of the more desirable brands or...

Murray is not one of the more desirable brands or that era (Or any era, really). Mens or ladies frame? Condition? There's a huge range of value, and condition is key. If it is a typical old bike of...
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Posted By JulesCW

What sort of information are you seeing?...

What sort of information are you seeing? Bikeforums does not charge posters by the word... ;)

If a Stumpjumper and not a Stumpjumper Sport that was a very good bike of its day. Strong, nice lugged...
02-14-21, 03:58 PM
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Views: 1,524
Posted By JulesCW

... or you live in the flatlands of Florida or...

... or you live in the flatlands of Florida or parts of the great plains where a highway bridge is the closest thing to the Col du Tourmalet. ;)
02-13-21, 05:34 PM
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Views: 2,281
Posted By JulesCW

The OP did ask about faster tires, but also said...

The OP did ask about faster tires, but also said they're on a tandem with 27" wheels, so are likely not racing, and certainly do not have Zipp carbon wheels. Context is pretty important. A fairly...
02-13-21, 05:30 PM
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Views: 2,281
Posted By JulesCW

Although there are few 27" tire options, the...

Although there are few 27" tire options, the tried and true Panaracer Pasela is available in 27 x 1/18 and 1 1/4 and is a pretty good tire with fairly low rolling resistance. Swift tire markets...
02-12-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,924
Posted By JulesCW

That is pretty weird sizing. Although I...

That is pretty weird sizing. Although I personally find upright conversions of nice old road bikes to a be a bit sacrilegious, this frame with that super long top tube would be a good candidate for a...
02-12-21, 06:37 AM
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Views: 1,924
Posted By JulesCW

Those Specialized Touring pedals are worth a...

Those Specialized Touring pedals are worth a couple multiples of the purchase price of the bike. I'm with francophile -- they are fantastic!

Looks like the bike is cleaning up reasonably well --...
02-08-21, 05:58 PM
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Views: 1,614
Posted By JulesCW

Why did she want the toe clips removed? Did she...

Why did she want the toe clips removed? Did she feel uncomfortable/unsafe with them? Why? Do you two have lots of miles on a tandem, or are you just starting out? Have you ever ridden as a stoker (it...
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Views: 2,911
Posted By JulesCW

That's a very pretty region. We toured there a...

That's a very pretty region. We toured there a few years ago -- sun dappled roads through shady woods with peeks of the lake, lots of roadside stands with blueberries, cherries, apricots... I...
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