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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-16, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By gstep51

New doesn't always equal correct fit. It is not...

New doesn't always equal correct fit. It is not uncommon to change saddles and stem length on a new bike to obtain correct fit. This, in itself, can be a little pricey depending on what you select.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By gstep51

Tire question

I have heard a few times on GCN that 25 mm tires roll faster than 23s and 28 mm tires roll faster than 25s. How is this possible? I would think that a larger contact patch would produce more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By gstep51

I found this 1991 Asian Paramount on CL and gave...

I found this 1991 Asian Paramount on CL and gave $240 for it. I put another $50 in it to bring it up to like new condition. Granted it is steel and weighs 24 pounds but I did an A/B comparison...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26,479
Views: 16,206,224
Posted By gstep51

Just completed this 2007 Iron Horse Victory 3.0. ...

Just completed this 2007 Iron Horse Victory 3.0. Full 105 5700/5800 group with Mavic CXP33 wheelset that I built.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,109
Posted By gstep51

I just completed a build based on a 2007 Iron...

I just completed a build based on a 2007 Iron Horse Victory 3.0 frame and fork. The frame was in like new condition with Shimano 105 5700 derailleurs and a 3T stem which I will be changing due to...
11-19-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By gstep51

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like Nitto has...

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like Nitto has a model that is very close to the Sakae that I have. It is the Dynamic which has the binder bolt on the bottom instead of the front.
11-19-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By gstep51

If I go with the Cinelli, it will be a new one...

If I go with the Cinelli, it will be a new one which should be 26.
11-19-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By gstep51

Cinelli 1A vs Nitto Technomic

I picked up a '91 Paramount with a 58cm frame. I am 64 and a little overweight, okay, allot overweight, so the 120mm stem is a bit of a reach for me. Most of the Sakae stems I can find have a 25.4...
11-15-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By gstep51

A big thanks to big chainring for sending the...

A big thanks to big chainring for sending the part!!! It was the last part needed to complete the project.
11-11-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,808
Posted By gstep51

Happy Veterans Day and thanks to all who served...

Happy Veterans Day and thanks to all who served and are serving. USAF 1970-1974 373rd SMS
11-09-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,108
Posted By gstep51

'73 Grand Touring 487167

'73 Grand Touring

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11-07-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,569
Posted By gstep51

If you get to where you would like to touch up...

If you get to where you would like to touch up the paint, Harley Pacific Blue Pearl works great. I wanted to do a little touch up on mine and it struck me that my '07 Electra Glide was almost the...
11-06-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By gstep51

I am unable to PM you due to the fact I don't...

I am unable to PM you due to the fact I don't have 50 posts yet.
Thanks,
Greg
11-04-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By gstep51

It is original and the red cap provides a grip...

It is original and the red cap provides a grip point to allow you to engage the quick release. The brake lever is allowed to open further by moving the "rod" to a different position within the slot...
11-03-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,569
Posted By gstep51

A blue with white accent Paramount is so droll...

A blue with white accent Paramount is so droll worthy! :thumb:


I have since picked up a set of road shoes and reinstalled the original Shimano/Look road pedals. The seat/seat post are not...
11-03-15, 03:54 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,569
Posted By gstep51

I picked up this '91 series 3 recently. 485941

I picked up this '91 series 3 recently.
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11-03-15, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By gstep51

Mafac brake lever help

I have a 1973 Motobecane Grand Touring with Mafac QR levers. I have never seen these before and I am missing one of the small red caps that fit on the release mech. Any clues where I might find...
10-02-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By gstep51

I have the Cygolite 800 and have literally...

I have the Cygolite 800 and have literally stopped oncoming automobile traffic and routinely get high beams flashed at me. Good for trail but not so good for street IMO.
06-22-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,962
Posted By gstep51

I know, I know, it's a Varsity but it was given...

I know, I know, it's a Varsity but it was given to me and I couldn't resist. It started life as a crusty Sierra brown lump and I transformed it into a bright orange lump. It is 45 years old and is...
06-22-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By gstep51

You really need this: Wheelbuilding book for...

You really need this: Wheelbuilding book for building bicycle wheels (http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php)
04-29-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By gstep51

Motobecane GT headbadge

Anyone know which headbadge was used on the '73 Motobecane Grand Touring?
04-29-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By gstep51

You need two.

You need two.
04-29-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By gstep51

Great looking bike. I have an '84 Challenger...

Great looking bike. I have an '84 Challenger that is a great rider. Nothing special about mine but I did do a complete overhaul. Take your time and enjoy working on it and you will have something...
04-29-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,291
Posted By gstep51

I really like the Selle Royal Contour with...

I really like the Selle Royal Contour with leather covering. Pretty comfortable right out of the box and looks period correct for a 70's road bike. I also have a Brooks Swift that is finally broken...
04-16-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,235
Posted By gstep51

I know the feeling. I am going to look at a...

I know the feeling. I am going to look at a Prologue tomorrow. I operate on the premise that it is easier to obtain forgiveness than permission. Good luck!!
04-16-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,235
Posted By gstep51

This is my go to bike now. It is a great rider...

This is my go to bike now. It is a great rider but when i picked it up I wasn't so sure. The freewheel was all but locked up, the bars were hard to turn due the the fact that the grease in the...
04-14-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,235
Posted By gstep51

This is an '89 I got from CL. Cleaned or...

This is an '89 I got from CL. Cleaned or replaced every bearing in it including the freewheel and pedal bearings. I have upgraded the seat to a Selle Royal Contour covered in black leather since...
03-08-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 593,081
Posted By gstep51

A friend of mine gave me this '73 Motobecane...

A friend of mine gave me this '73 Motobecane Grand touring. It was all there but in pretty bad shape so I went to work on it. I think it turned out okay, nothing special but passable.
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02-20-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By gstep51

Finally got them yesterday. No comm***cation and...

Finally got them yesterday. No comm***cation and over three weeks to receive them. Never again!!!
02-13-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By gstep51

I emailed and got no response. I called twice...

I emailed and got no response. I called twice before only to get voice mail. I finally just got through and was told the the tools went out yesterday. I thought it was customary not to charge...
02-13-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By gstep51

Dealings with bicycletool.com ?

I am restoring an '89 World Sport and I need a four prong freewheel remover so I ordered one from bicycletool.com a couple of weeks ago. A charge showed up on my statement for Feb 3 but I never...
01-14-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By gstep51

Look on Ebay for a pencil brush that is used on a...

Look on Ebay for a pencil brush that is used on a Dremel.
01-13-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,934
Posted By gstep51

I've not seen this color very often. Wasn't sure...

I've not seen this color very often. Wasn't sure I liked it at first but it has grown on me. I tend to like solid color schemes.
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12-11-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,578
Posted By gstep51

Thanks, It can't require any more concentration...

Thanks, It can't require any more concentration than reloading amm***tion and I still have all my fingers so I will probably be okay. I have Roger Musson's book for reference.
12-11-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,578
Posted By gstep51

My first set of wheels and boy am I nervous. ...

My first set of wheels and boy am I nervous.
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Velo Orange 126mm freewheel hub, Velo Orange front hub, Sun CR18 rims and DT double butted spokes.
12-11-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By gstep51

Thanks to all for the advice/ideas. Lotus had...

Thanks to all for the advice/ideas. Lotus had some really different colors back in the day. I must admit I was a little like Henry Ford when it came to color but instead of black it was sliver. ...
12-11-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By gstep51

Pearl paint

I have an '84 Lotus Challenger that has a lavender pearl paint applied. It is in need of some touch up and I was curious as to what additive goes into paint to make it pearl. Anyone know?
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12-08-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,344
Posted By gstep51

This '84-'85 Challenger was on a fast track to...

This '84-'85 Challenger was on a fast track to the scrap pile but I managed to save it. I have thoroughly worked it over and it will be put into regular service soon. It is more enjoyable to ride...
12-08-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By gstep51

Thanks. That is the conclusion I came to as well...

Thanks. That is the conclusion I came to as well and assembled it as such.
12-08-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By gstep51

Suntour perfect 6 speed freewheel question

I have finished up a Lotus Challenger and have a question regarding the Suntour Perfect 6 speed freewheel. I broke it down and replaced the bearings. I seemed to have had a senior moment in that I...
11-24-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 168,940
Posted By gstep51

Just picked this up from CL and completely worked...

Just picked this up from CL and completely worked it over. Pretty sure it is an '84 model. It is pretty much original except for my Brooks and PD520s. I did keep the original saddle.
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Forum: Introductions
11-14-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By gstep51

Hello from Apex, NC

Hi to all and I am glad to have found this forum. Name is Greg and I am just getting started on giving old bikes new life. My wife and I have 2001 Raleigh SC40s that I have added various upgrades...
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