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09-14-20, 01:54 PM
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Posted By AeroGut

Big Gitane ...

Big Gitane

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-gitani-59-cm-reynolds-531/7195600271.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00L0L_w6AI0zTUF1_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg"Gitani 59 cm, Reynolds...
09-14-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Older Trek. I don't know which model, but there...

Older Trek. I don't know which model, but there appears to be a 531 sticker on the seat tube. DR's are suntour cyclone II. Sugino AT crank.
...
09-10-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58,151
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Posted By AeroGut

1987 Centurion Expert

1987 Centurion Expert $400

https://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_2HIjfoIqwOY_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
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09-07-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

1989 Stumpjumper Team - $275 There's a good...

1989 Stumpjumper Team - $275

There's a good chance a local flipper has already jumped on this.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/aurora-specialized-team-stumpjumper/7191780882.html
...
09-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By AeroGut

The only thing youíd need calipers for is the...

The only thing youíd need calipers for is the seatpost, but the size is likely written on the one thatís in there now. Everything else will be a standard size and standard threading. For example,...
09-03-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By AeroGut

You donít need to know much about the original...

You donít need to know much about the original parts in order to upgrade it. Most things like threadings are standardized, and for dimensions that have a lot of variability like seat posts, just look...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,602
Posted By AeroGut

From what Iíve read, I had the impression that it...

From what Iíve read, I had the impression that it typically closes first week of December. Is it earlier this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By AeroGut

970 and 990 were both OXIII but 950 was a lower...

970 and 990 were both OXIII but 950 was a lower grade True Temper, according to the 1996 catalog
Forum: Touring
09-01-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,602
Posted By AeroGut

Taking a trip and being anxious all the time is...

Taking a trip and being anxious all the time is no fun. I'm confident you made the right call. There will be time for longer trips in the future. I've been continuously postponing even an overnight...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,109
Posted By AeroGut

I wasn't clear. I didn't mean to imply that...

I wasn't clear. I didn't mean to imply that bikepacking is not a newer term than touring, just that it wasn't newly coined to refer to an activity different from touring with panniers, which is what...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,109
Posted By AeroGut

There's a recurring theme in this thread that...

There's a recurring theme in this thread that "bikepacking" is a new term. It isn't. It's just being used differently now. Cannondale used the term "bikepacking" in their catalogs when they first...
08-27-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By AeroGut

If fords4life doesn't want it, you're next in...

If fords4life doesn't want it, you're next in line.
08-24-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

For a minute, I thought the front blackburn rack...

For a minute, I thought the front blackburn rack was actually attached in some weird way, but it appears to just be draped on the bike for illustrative purposes. Only one (NDS) photo.

Shogun 2000...
08-23-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By AeroGut

Or just look near the bottom for a size marking....

Or just look near the bottom for a size marking. Most newer posts will be labeled with the size to 0.1 mm. Look for three digits of the form XX.X.
08-20-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By AeroGut

According to the website, the Ascent Comp was TIG...

According to the website, the Ascent Comp was TIG welded (which is what yours appears to be) in the US, but probably not by Tom Ritchey, who did the brazed frames. I donít know how reliable the info...
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By AeroGut

If the Shimano 105 "Golden Arrow" components are...

If the Shimano 105 "Golden Arrow" components are original, that places it to 1983-1986 give or take a bit.
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By AeroGut

Does it have a decal indicating that it was made...

Does it have a decal indicating that it was made by Tom himself? I think most of the fillet-brazed ones were. That adds to the value. I don't have a specific number to give you, but there are...
08-19-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 277,901
Posted By AeroGut

I have these, which could use some cleaning and...

I have these, which could use some cleaning and rust removal (from the metal threaded barrel adjuster part inside the plastic grip), but all the bits are there and they're functional. If you don't...
08-19-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By AeroGut

What model derailleur? Some have a guide for the...

What model derailleur? Some have a guide for the cable that takes a bend. Are you asking about that bend or the bend within the housing?
08-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Triple bonus - 700c wheels that don't quite fit...

Triple bonus - 700c wheels that don't quite fit the 27" cantilever positioning. . . Maybe seller would give a discount to sell without those wheels.
08-19-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By AeroGut

This might be a good place to start: ...

This might be a good place to start:

https://ritchey.vintagebicycledatabase.com/history.php

Serial number guide is here:
https://ritchey.vintagebicycledatabase.com/models.php
08-18-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Nishiki Cresta - $120 starting bid. Could be a...

Nishiki Cresta - $120 starting bid. Could be a reasonable deal if you can pick it up locally in Montesano, Washington.
...
08-18-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Tall 1978 Bottechia $260 ...

Tall 1978 Bottechia $260

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/franklin-bottecchia-road-bike/7179831732.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00B0B_5hIx1lwr7cZ_0CI0t2_600x450.jpgBottecchia road...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By AeroGut

+1 on this, especially given how big your frame...

+1 on this, especially given how big your frame is. You've got a lot of room between bars and front wheel to work with, so it would be easy to rest the bag on a rack there and not have to worry about...
08-18-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By AeroGut

Look like either inspiration for or copy of the...

Look like either inspiration for or copy of the Shimano Adamas AX touring pedals (I'm not sure which came first):
...
08-18-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Big 1968 Gitane TdF - $350 ...

Big 1968 Gitane TdF - $350

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-gitane-tour-de-france-bicycle/7179152282.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_gCNittzGbEn_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
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08-17-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Waterford RS-11 (late 90's?) - $750. Ad says...

Waterford RS-11 (late 90's?) - $750. Ad says "custom", but my understanding is that this was a standard production model (Rs-11 105). These have to be among the last production bikes made with 531,...
08-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By AeroGut

Any chance you missed a ball bearing or two when...

Any chance you missed a ball bearing or two when you pull it back together?
08-16-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,361
Posted By AeroGut

Those pics are NOT the same bike. I posted those...

Those pics are NOT the same bike. I posted those as examples of what that model SHOULD look like. From the original post with just the chainstay damage, there was speculation that it might have been...
08-14-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

A few interesting ones available at the...

A few interesting ones available at the non-profit shop in WIlmington, DE.

Buy A Bike - Urban Bike Project (http://www.urbanbikeproject.com/buy-a-bike/)
(click on the link to the catalog of...
08-12-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,361
Posted By AeroGut

I think you can be pretty confident that it's a...

I think you can be pretty confident that it's a deliberate (amateur after-market) modification for small chainring clearance. But if the seller claims it's original to the bike, here are some...
08-10-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By AeroGut

Explanation I have heard is that "proper" bicycle...

Explanation I have heard is that "proper" bicycle turn signalling in countries that drive on the right is done entirely with the left hand, so CPSC mandated rear braking for the hand still on the...
08-07-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Any guesses on what this is? Tange Champion...

Any guesses on what this is? Tange Champion frame. I wonder if that seatpost is stuck?

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bop/d/cincinnati-vintage-bicycle-frameset/7170308353.html
...
08-07-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Schwinn Super Sport - $200 Cincinnati ...

Schwinn Super Sport - $200 Cincinnati

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-classic-schwinn-10-speed/7172768481.html
...
08-05-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Tall 531 Trek touring bike (I don't think 725 was...

Tall 531 Trek touring bike (I don't think 725 was an actual model number. Maybe this is 715? Says it's been repainted.)
...
08-04-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19,613
Views: 3,209,761
Posted By AeroGut

^That must be the special low trail touring fork....

^That must be the special low trail touring fork. . .
07-28-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Fuji Finest 1970’s 10 speed - $150 (Batavia)...

Fuji Finest 1970’s 10 speed - $150 (Batavia) https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/batavia-fuji-finest-1970s-10-speed/7167172374.html
...
07-27-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By AeroGut

Or get a handlebar bag or a large underseat bag...

Or get a handlebar bag or a large underseat bag and put some extra bottles in it along with anything else you might want along the way.
07-26-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By AeroGut

I saw that pop up and was sure it was yours until...

I saw that pop up and was sure it was yours until I compared the pics. Weird coincidence. . .
07-26-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By AeroGut

For the most part yes, although the degree of...

For the most part yes, although the degree of adjustability in different directions varies a little. And on older frames especially, the spacing of the posts can be narrow to the point that some...
07-26-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By AeroGut

I can vouch from personal experience that it is...

I can vouch from personal experience that it is possible to crimp the top tube of a 90's Cannondale with a repair stand. Not too long after that, the bike got really noodly, but I never confirmed...
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By AeroGut

$225 seems like a good starting point, but it...

$225 seems like a good starting point, but it might sit a while, and you might end up having to drop down to get a buyer. I've only been in SW Ohio for a few years now, but my impression is that the...
07-22-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By AeroGut

Have you looked at mountain bike triple...

Have you looked at mountain bike triple derailleurs? They are designed for smaller chainrings, and assuming that you are using friction shifting, the difference between mountain and road doesnít...
07-22-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Not strictly C&V, but seems like a decent price...

Not strictly C&V, but seems like a decent price for a C&V-inspired modern bike?

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-colnago-classic-campagnolo/7163646106.html
...
07-19-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

I think it's just angle, as the distance from the...

I think it's just angle, as the distance from the bolt holes to the edge doesn't seem to be different, but I'm not positive.
07-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

I think the two large chainrings are Sugino...

I think the two large chainrings are Sugino mighty drillium? Likely 144BCD not 130 as described? Seller says local only, but they've been up for awhile, so you might be able to talk him into putting...
07-18-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

Trek 400 1988(?)

Small Trek 400 (seller says 18"). I think it's 1988, but I'm not sure. Lots of parts have been swapped out.
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-trek-400-road-bike/7161525991.html
...
07-16-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19,613
Views: 3,209,761
Posted By AeroGut

Perhaps the 24" front was to accommodate a switch...

Perhaps the 24" front was to accommodate a switch from rigid to suspension fork? Clever way to keep the geometry pretty close.
I'm trying to give him some credit here. . . .
07-14-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,269
Posted By AeroGut

94 Kona Lava Dome rigid MTB

Solid 90's rigid steel MTB.
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-kona-lava-dome-race-light/7158742025.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_iVOKlnrWP6t_0CI0t2_600x450.jpgKona...
Forum: Touring
07-14-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,739
Posted By AeroGut

How was the ride?

How was the ride?
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