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Posted By ramzilla

If it's in good condition and, everything works -...

If it's in good condition and, everything works - then $75 is a reasonable price. The real value in the Schwinn World is the lugged steel frame built by Giant in Taiwan. Excellent stuff. The weak...
04-21-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,618
Posted By ramzilla

Michelin makes a cheap tire called " Dynamic...

Michelin makes a cheap tire called " Dynamic Sport" that's basically a racing slick. You can get them for about $20 or $30 on sale. I've used them on a couple of bikes and, they're excellent. Fast...
04-21-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By ramzilla

The MKS pedals are obviously a better deal.

The MKS pedals are obviously a better deal.
04-20-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By ramzilla

Ah ah ah ah ......... Stayin alive...

Ah ah ah ah ......... Stayin alive ahhhhhhhhhhhh....................................................
04-20-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,618
Posted By ramzilla

I know how late I am to this argument,...

I know how late I am to this argument, But....................we're all idiots. Complete idiots. Oh well. That's it. That's all. Done deal...............................................
04-20-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ramzilla

Wow. Beautiful. Post some pictures after it's...

Wow. Beautiful. Post some pictures after it's finished.
04-20-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By ramzilla

I've got the bike all dialed in now. Made the...

I've got the bike all dialed in now. Made the final adjustments to FD & RD. Took it for a 15 mile test ride. Shifts perfectly and has a very quiet drivetrain. Too bad it's a tad small for me. So, all...
04-14-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By ramzilla

First thing you need to do is check your rear...

First thing you need to do is check your rear wheel OLD. If it's only 126mm then, you won't be able to squeeze a 8 or 9 speed cog set on it. If it's 130mm then you're good to go. Otherwise..............
04-14-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By ramzilla

GL11122 is correct. My guess about 1993 was based...

GL11122 is correct. My guess about 1993 was based on the silver color Ultegra 8 speed STI shift levers that were still on it when I got it. The PO had removed the shift cables and, was only using the...
04-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By ramzilla

XLC platform pedals. My last pair. Haven't been...

XLC platform pedals. My last pair. Haven't been able to find them for a couple years. So, gonna hafta spend the big bucks and pay for MKS pedals from now on.
04-12-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By ramzilla

Considering that the "higher the number the...

Considering that the "higher the number the better the bike" then, this is probably the finest Panasonic bike ever made. Love to know the weight of it. Looks like about a 21 pounder to me. Nice catch.
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By ramzilla

Specialized Epic Carbon Fiber

I got this bike recently. It's a carbon fiber lugged frame. My best guess is it's 1993 vintage. The PO converted it to a single speed. (I refurbished it to a new 8 speed drive train. All new STI...
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Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. I'd do $80 on that. Then, I'd convert it to...

Yeah. I'd do $80 on that. Then, I'd convert it to upright bars.
04-03-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By ramzilla

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Views: 269
Posted By ramzilla

Lots of people are sentimental about old Raleigh...

Lots of people are sentimental about old Raleigh 3 speeds. If it's got all of it's original parts you might be able to talk somebody out of $100 for it.
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Posted By ramzilla

For $100, you got a really great deal on that...

For $100, you got a really great deal on that bike. That would go for $200 or more in a good market like a college town. If it was mine, I'd put new tires, tubes, rim tape, handlebar wrap on it....
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Posted By ramzilla

For some reason I've repaired and sold many old...

For some reason I've repaired and sold many old Centurions. This is the best one. I got it from the original owner. They purchased it in San Diego California in 1987. All original down to the...
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Posted By ramzilla

That's a clean "like new" bike. All original bits...

That's a clean "like new" bike. All original bits and pieces right down to the reflectors. Something like that could go as high as $475 around here. I sold something similar here about a year ago for...
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Views: 874
Posted By ramzilla

With all the clamp on cable guides, Campy...

With all the clamp on cable guides, Campy dropouts, 5 speed and, a very interesting bolted cottered crank........ it's old. (Wish I could get a closer look at the bar end shifters). I think the...
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Views: 1,301
Posted By ramzilla

Here's a 5 speed 126mm spaced Centurion that I...

Here's a 5 speed 126mm spaced Centurion that I converted to a 7 speed recently. I put an inexpensive set of Shimano trigger shifters on it. Upright handlebars. (Of course). What an absolute joy to...
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Views: 1,007
Posted By ramzilla

Sorry, that bike has been gone for about a year...

Sorry, that bike has been gone for about a year now. I forget what I sold it for. But, it went for way way way ,,,, way, way, way,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,- WAY LESS - ...
03-09-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By ramzilla

The shiny silver Sunrace freewheels work very...

The shiny silver Sunrace freewheels work very well. (Built to Shimano HG specs). And, are usually a very good value at a reasonable price.
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By ramzilla

The chrome steel wheels, stem shifters and,...

The chrome steel wheels, stem shifters and, turkey wings are going to hurt value. Plus, the frame looks like it was made for Andre the giant. But, it's got very interesting bits. So, you could...
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Posted By ramzilla

If it's like new then, clean it up with a soft...

If it's like new then, clean it up with a soft cloth and spray furniture polish. Start around $1000 and keep dropping price till you get around $800 and hold tight.
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Views: 401
Posted By ramzilla

Kuwahara made some incredible kick ass bikes...

Kuwahara made some incredible kick ass bikes BITD. The problem is that nobody has ever heard of them. They made the Apollo line of bikes sold in Canada. And, they made bikes under contract for...
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Views: 1,799
Posted By ramzilla

This is my tricked out Centurion Elite 12. It's...

This is my tricked out Centurion Elite 12. It's sporting a 2x7 drivetrain with cheap ass "Micro New" STI shifters & Shimano Sora RD. Just rode it about 15 miles today. I was surprised by how solid &...
03-02-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By ramzilla

Stems ..................................... uh...

Stems ..................................... uh huh.

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03-02-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By ramzilla

Those are pieces of crap that need to go into the...

Those are pieces of crap that need to go into the recycle bin. Be good. Have fun.
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Views: 1,483
Posted By ramzilla

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted By ramzilla

High end vintage Japanese bikes are equal or...

High end vintage Japanese bikes are equal or better than high end vintage Italian bikes. (Usually better). BUT..................................they're not as collectable, desirable or, expensive....
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Posted By ramzilla

I apologize for my ignorance. I did not know. But...

I apologize for my ignorance. I did not know. But you are right. In the third picture above there's a "made in USA" sticker on the seat tube.
02-21-21, 09:30 PM
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Views: 1,267
Posted By ramzilla

diesel fuel. cheap & good. make sure to use...

diesel fuel. cheap & good. make sure to use primary & secondary containment. wear nitrile gloves. eye protection. etc. etc. etc. ....................
02-21-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,419
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. Why not just sit on the sofa and look at...

Yeah. Why not just sit on the sofa and look at it. No worries. It's all good. (Sorry.........You're not gaining any points here).
02-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By ramzilla

It's done. That's it. That's all. Done deal. Be...

It's done. That's it. That's all. Done deal. Be good. Have fun.
02-21-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By ramzilla

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02-21-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By ramzilla

The only question I have is this: Why do so many...

The only question I have is this: Why do so many old bikes that I bring home have missing seat posts? Who is taking these old seat posts? Why are they taking these seat posts? Why, why,...
02-21-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,452
Posted By ramzilla

Cheaper & easier, ...

Cheaper & easier,
...
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Views: 825
Posted By ramzilla

Oh...

Oh well.............................................................................................

check out this old POS
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Posted By ramzilla

That's a really tall drink of a frame. But, it's...

That's a really tall drink of a frame. But, it's Italian. And pretty. If you want to sell it fast go for about $150. If you're not in a hurry go for about $395. Be good. have fun.
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Views: 1,179
Posted By ramzilla

The only gripe I've got about those old Schwinns...

The only gripe I've got about those old Schwinns is that pie plate chain guard that's stamped onto the chain rings. If the chain slips off the big ring & gets in between the rings and the guard...
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Posted By ramzilla

$1,000,000.00 one million...

$1,000,000.00 one million bucks!
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Views: 825
Posted By ramzilla

I'm a big advocate of vintage bikes. I believe...

I'm a big advocate of vintage bikes. I believe that bicycle technology reached it's "state of the art" around 1986. (Like a Stradivarius violin, string instruments haven't improved much over the last...
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Views: 569
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. Stuff like this usually prices out in $1k...

Yeah. Stuff like this usually prices out in $1k increments. I really don't have any idea. But I would guess around $1.5K.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By ramzilla

So this poses a new question. The seller has...

So this poses a new question. The seller has indicated the rear dropouts are 126mm. I read that this means I have to buy a 6 speed groupset since the newer ones wont fit. I am looking at a old...
02-04-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,141
Posted By ramzilla

Steel bike...

Steel bike Gnomes....................................
02-04-21, 08:49 PM
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Views: 489
Posted By ramzilla

here's a good inexpensive...

here's a good inexpensive replacement.............................

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02-04-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,209
Posted By ramzilla

That will buff right out. No worries. Just a very...

That will buff right out. No worries. Just a very light surface rust, Hargh....., hargh, ha ha garghhh..............ack, ack, ack, ack,...
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Views: 7,573
Posted By ramzilla

Late 1980's Japanese bikes...

Late 1980's Japanese bikes rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Views: 7,573
Posted By ramzilla

I'm kinda wondering what this particular bike...

I'm kinda wondering what this particular bike looks like after about eight years since the OP. Whoever used to ride it must have had a long torso with that big long stem on that thing. And, Tange...
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By ramzilla

Nice looking junior size bike. 34 year old tires...

Nice looking junior size bike. 34 year old tires are dry rotted & brake pads are probably hard as a rock and, should be replaced before you sell it. Make it a safe bike to ride. The market for that...
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