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09-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 291
Posted By tricky

I don't know if an open faced stem is a...

I don't know if an open faced stem is a non-starter for you but these Sunlite stems are surprisingly nice and are 80mm. I used one on my girlfriend's bike and was impressed. They look to be sold out...
09-21-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By tricky

Working for me.

Working for me.
09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,666
Posted By tricky

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions...

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions here, but R&E seem to be in the OP's orbit. I think the OP is trying to not besmirch the reputation of the shop until the final conclusion of this...
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,663
Posted By tricky

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are...

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are able to fit, but that does translate into what speed derailleur you can use.

Per Sheldon (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html):
...
09-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 742
Posted By tricky

Nice! I wish the interior of more recent STI...

Nice! I wish the interior of more recent STI levers were as accessible as this.
09-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,017
Posted By tricky

Ugh, I barely missed out on a $25 Strawberry...

Ugh, I barely missed out on a $25 Strawberry frame on Offerup here in Seattle. Thankfully it wasn't my size or else it would really sting. She was also selling a complete Rodriguez for $50 because...
09-21-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 742
Posted By tricky

icemilkcoffee , the components are great on that...

icemilkcoffee , the components are great on that bike! 600 is widely regarded here and I personally am a fan of brifters. Those early 8 speed shifters are considered rebuildable by someone who knows...
09-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,470
Posted By tricky

No pics unfortunately, but I had a mid 80s Novara...

No pics unfortunately, but I had a mid 80s Novara Randonee that was cherry and original. I also owned via community property a red Schwinn World Sport that was pristine. My father bought it at a...
09-16-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By tricky

:lol: Makes sense! Just tested this...

:lol:

Makes sense!

Just tested this and, yup, the autocomplete did indeed make it utag instead of mention.

Did this send you a notification JaccoW?

JaccoW
09-16-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 920
Posted By tricky

Oh geez. I didn't notice the kickstand. :facepalm:

Oh geez. I didn't notice the kickstand. :facepalm:
09-16-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By tricky

I've run one indexed with 10 speed with bar end...

I've run one indexed with 10 speed with bar end shifters and it worked surprisingly well. It's now paired with 8 speed on my GF's bike and that's somehow working too. Maybe mine has enough slop in it...
09-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,401
Posted By tricky

The paint is in great shape. Wonderful bike. All...

The paint is in great shape. Wonderful bike. All the talk of Serotta around here lately is rekindling my respect and awe for the brand I had from back in the day.
09-16-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 920
Posted By tricky

What the heck? Single speed conversion on this...

What the heck? Single speed conversion on this Gitane and they didn't bother to remove the big ring? https://www.recycleartaspen.com/mens-gitane/1969-gitane-grand-sport-de-luxe-aqua-over-chrome
...
09-12-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By tricky

If I was still doing any night MTB riding, I...

If I was still doing any night MTB riding, I would be all over this. It looks like a great bar or helmet mounted light for a dual light setup. I saw this on their site so I imagine you can still get...
09-12-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By tricky

I know, right? Id be mad if that was my...

I know, right? Id be mad if that was my lawnmower. Id probably call the cops for theft at this point. Regardless, heres another free bump! :D I legit love this bike but, for reasons a little...
09-10-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By tricky

I can't decide if you are a real person or a...

I can't decide if you are a real person or a russian bot strangely disguised as a man whose lawnmower has been stolen.
09-10-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By tricky

Fair enough. Sounds like there is a little more...

Fair enough. Sounds like there is a little more safety margin with well-glued tubulars.
09-10-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By tricky

Depends on the components. I'd say yes if it's...

Depends on the components. I'd say yes if it's barends, most any non-Di2 derailleur, and some replacement wheels in that price range.
09-10-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By tricky

This is blowing my mind. Are you riding these...

This is blowing my mind. Are you riding these tires or are they on wall hangers? Are the tires dry and brittle and the tread is cracking as a result? I value my teeth, intact bones, limited number of...
09-10-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By tricky

Very cool! And that name, holy cow.

Very cool! And that name, holy cow.
09-09-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By tricky

Cool C.S. Hirose shop visit from Jan Heine:...

Cool C.S. Hirose shop visit from Jan Heine: https://www.renehersecycles.com/visiting-c-s-hirose/
09-09-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By tricky

ugh, I didn't realize. That explains why I was...

ugh, I didn't realize. That explains why I was seeing a lot of his work in my Instagram feed.
09-08-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By tricky

Cool. I don't know these frames and that part...

Cool. I don't know these frames and that part stood out too me. Sounds like it is solid and good to go. GLWS
09-08-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By tricky

Andy Antipas , is the drive side seatstay...

Andy Antipas , is the drive side seatstay separating from the dropout?
09-08-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By tricky

Is that a Tour de France? Funny, that's how I got...

Is that a Tour de France? Funny, that's how I got my '84 tomato red Gitane TdF. It was in a friend's neighbor's front yard. It was in Texas and not in the direct sun so despite a the crankset being...
09-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,997
Posted By tricky

I wonder if that post could be used to mount a...

I wonder if that post could be used to mount a light on a fork or as an extra accessory mount on regular handlebars.
09-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By tricky

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate...

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate sales, Goodwill, thrift stores. Also start watching OfferUp. Get a list of models and makes you want and set a bunch of alerts. You'll need to jump on...
09-04-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By tricky

jdawginsc , if bicyclridr4life gets back to you...

jdawginsc , if bicyclridr4life gets back to you and this will work then happy to help support this effort!
09-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By tricky

I like the way that crank looks. Those are some...

I like the way that crank looks. Those are some of the prettiest chainguards (/chainramp?) I've seen. I think this would polish up and present very well. For someone that uses 170 cranks, the look...
09-02-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By tricky

Wow, yeah, there were some cool older cannondales...

Wow, yeah, there were some cool older cannondales in that pile too. I assume they are all gone now, but let us know if you think there's a chance they are still around.
09-01-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,201
Posted By tricky

A builder with 40 years of experience in the bay...

A builder with 40 years of experience in the bay area? Can't be many of those around.
08-31-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By tricky

I think our sarcasm scared off the sarcastic crab.

I think our sarcasm scared off the sarcastic crab.
08-28-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By tricky

That thing is so cool. The decals, the rod...

That thing is so cool. The decals, the rod shifting front der., that metal R bracket hanging off of the fork. :Chef's kiss: Wish I had unlimited money and space... This does give me some crazy ideas...
08-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By tricky

:lol: Good luck!

:lol: Good luck!
08-27-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By tricky

Nomeru That sticker probably says "Cr-Mo" which...

Nomeru That sticker probably says "Cr-Mo" which is the type of steel tubing the bike is made out of. The brand is "Bianchi Piaggio". Piaggio owned Bianchi for a while and they put their name on the...
08-26-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By tricky

Post a build thread!

Post a build thread!
08-26-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By tricky

AeroGut

AeroGut
08-26-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,718
Posted By tricky

Listen to Doug. He knows what he's talking about....

Listen to Doug. He knows what he's talking about. The rest of us are just hacks. :D

But seriously Rizaa , Doug's description is what it would take you to get a perfectly straight bike and I think...
08-25-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By tricky

I like my Yakima Hold Up rear rack.

I like my Yakima Hold Up rear rack.
08-25-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,718
Posted By tricky

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint...

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint Confente Masi, but it's been fine for my riders. I don't have dropout or derailleur hanger alignment tools so I usually end up taking it into the shop...
08-24-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By tricky

Haha, I will sometimes make disparaging remarks...

Haha, I will sometimes make disparaging remarks about "sales guys" but they very much help me stay employed as a Product Manager. I should hold my tongue!
Forum: For Sale
08-24-20, 11:23 AM
08-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,775
Posted By tricky

This is awesome! I'll need to check my Claud...

This is awesome! I'll need to check my Claud Italia against this. I think it's an '84, but this will let me know for sure.
08-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,714
Posted By tricky

Great looking bike! I see they are mostly sold...

Great looking bike! I see they are mostly sold out. I am glad Riv is moving some product.

And yes, I've referenced that post a lot of times. There is surprisingly little on the web about tires...
08-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By tricky

Post it here:...

Post it here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/
You'll need to buy the forum membership to list things for sale.

There is also a top level For Sale forum....
08-19-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 776
Posted By tricky

Peter Sagan, is that you? ...

Peter Sagan, is that you?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x360/hqdefault_5a0c09586b201dd9f9db4396f27c176c44463e21.jpg
08-18-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58,181
Views: 8,499,225
Posted By tricky

Clean looking Olmo Neuvo Sprint in 57cm $350...

Clean looking Olmo Neuvo Sprint in 57cm $350 https://offerup.co/yS0qDPfb48

https://www.bikeforums.net/2d279344-e5ac-45a4-b7d4-e9bb5ce9f1d9
08-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By tricky

I've seen it discussed as an alternative to...

I've seen it discussed as an alternative to chrome. It looks pretty good, imo, and supposedly the environmental impact is lower.
08-18-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By tricky

A few members here have chrome Schwinns with red...

A few members here have chrome Schwinns with red lettering. They look amazing. Here's one....
08-18-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By tricky

This looks bad. That looks like a huge crack in...

This looks bad. That looks like a huge crack in your head tube. I believe you are right about stripping the bike and selling off the parts.
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