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01-05-20, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Desertrats97

It was the calipers not the wheels

Installed the original rear wheel with the ultegra 6500 , tried out a 105 1055 rear caliper and found that the caliper it came with is long reach. Diacompe 500 Sucks because it would have been a...
01-05-20, 01:05 PM
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Views: 430,805
Posted By Desertrats97

1984 Bianchi limited update. You know where this is going right

Almost done. Because I will be using this bike more than my weekend warrior one. I opted to go newer components. Trying to keep the look. It's not 100% so...
12-29-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Desertrats97

Got the seller down to $40.00 if anything else...

Got the seller down to $40.00 if anything else the 105 wheels and brake calipers are more than that
12-29-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Desertrats97

Do you guys thinks it's worth the time. Typically...

Do you guys thinks it's worth the time. Typically I do mid 80's lugged. If anything else it's cheap and has a complete 105 grouppo including 105 hubs with mavic rims
12-29-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Desertrats97

Just a 📷 angle.

That's what I thought. The guy took a close up and the mount is there. He just lost the bolt that holds it in place. I found a r700 from another member but with the same color scheme but it's a...
12-29-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 374,783
Posted By Desertrats97

That was fast. Thank you. Will now delete and...

That was fast. Thank you. Will now delete and repost when restored. Thanks
12-29-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Desertrats97

Help identifying this 90s Cannondale racing series?

Help identifying year or model. Just looking at the frame and fork. Finally found the right size. I have a doner wheelset, Shimano 600 complete groupset to build. Went thru the online 90s Cannondale...
12-29-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Desertrats97

R700

R700
12-24-19, 07:04 PM
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Views: 430,805
Posted By Desertrats97

84 Bianchi limited

Now to decide if to go original components or bring it into the year 2020 with a newer 10spd groupset
12-24-19, 09:34 AM
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Views: 430,805
Posted By Desertrats97

Work in progress.84 Bianchi limited

Strip down and just reclear coated. My own Xmas gift to me
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12-24-19, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Desertrats97

84 Bianchi limited

84 Bianchi limited.strip down and re clear coated. Ready to build
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04-03-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 168,334
Posted By Desertrats97

I spent most the moring on it. Looks like light...

I spent most the moring on it. Looks like light coat . its coming right off.
Looking Good.
I will post before and after pics. Sweeet
04-03-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By Desertrats97

Centurion Carbon-r carbon issues like Specialized Epic?

Cult of Bikeforums, I picked up a Centurion Carbon-r bike cheap but i cant find any pages online of frame failure.
I had a specialized Epic carbon that i read all over the place to be careful with...
04-03-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 121,917
Posted By Desertrats97

Getting Excited about that same frame build....

Getting Excited about that same frame build. Carbon-r
How does it ride. i heard they are not that stiff but are comfortable.

It might replace my schwinn as daily driver.

How does it compare...
04-03-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 168,334
Posted By Desertrats97

Thank you all. i will post some pics when done.

Thank you all. i will post some pics when done.
04-03-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 168,334
Posted By Desertrats97

Sweet find on Letit go . full shimano 600 7 sp ...

Sweet find on Letit go . full shimano 600 7 sp with down tube shifters. once i removed the paint from the calipers and the DT shifters looks like the previous owner painted it black right away. the...
04-03-18, 01:00 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 168,334
Posted By Desertrats97

HELP!!! Today i picked up a Centurion...

HELP!!!

Today i picked up a Centurion carbon-r bike that was painted all black ( spray paint ) would paint thiner damage the frame.

Im not worried about the finish under the black paint . i...
03-17-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,459
Posted By Desertrats97

NExt week im goint to Match the bike and color...

NExt week im goint to Match the bike and color plus the garage door as a bonus.
Just picked one up today.
03-11-18, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Desertrats97

Im tempted to get this . price is a bit high but...

Im tempted to get this . price is a bit high but the right size , I have that same Shimano 600 tri 8sp Groupset on my letour right now and its bulletproof. mmmmm

$410.
...
03-10-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 70,112
Posted By Desertrats97

There are 3 on ebay now. im looking to get one. ...

There are 3 on ebay now. im looking to get one.
Sounds like pretty solid bikes.

THis one is the comp and has the 600 tri 8spd gruppo
...
03-10-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 70,649
Views: 11,556,377
Posted By Desertrats97

Im getting ready to buy this unless it sells...

Im getting ready to buy this unless it sells before im done typing

56cm Specialized Epic comp road bike from the early 90's
Full Shimano 8sp 600 tri complete groupset.
...
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Views: 903
Posted By Desertrats97

1990's 56cm Specialized Epic Comp /600 tri

is this a good deal. I been messaging with the seller and the bike look and has good components.
He is asking $420 plus shipping.

Need a 2nd opinion

Specialized Epic Comp
shimano 600 tri...
03-02-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Desertrats97

I have a donor Bike with quill stem, nice 90's...

I have a donor Bike with quill stem, nice 90's group set and wheels.
I am looking at the frame.

Thanks for any help. What model can it be????
03-02-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Desertrats97

Help me identify this Bianchi 1988 to 1990?

I have to meet a friend who is selling this bike. I am looking at the frame everything else is junk except for maybe the derailleur, crank and front derailleur.

I know its from the late 80's to...
03-01-18, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 430,805
Posted By Desertrats97

bike restore. worth it ?

HELP i have spent hours looking for this bike online to make sure its really a bianchi. The red letters and white frame.

Any information is welcomed. I an looking at the frame . I have a donor...
02-13-18, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 298,838
Posted By Desertrats97

Here is my 89 le tour. upgraded everyting except...

Here is my 89 le tour. upgraded everyting except for the cinelli stem and bars.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/desertrats97/Schwinn%20le%20tour%20final%20set%20up/20180208_074523.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,367
Posted By Desertrats97

Lets Jump Start this thread ...

Lets Jump Start this thread

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/desertrats97/Schwinn%20le%20tour%20final%20set%20up/20180208_074523.jpg...
02-13-18, 01:18 AM
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Views: 18,493
Posted By Desertrats97

1989 restored ...

1989 restored


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/desertrats97/Schwinn%20le%20tour%20final%20set%20up/20180208_074523.jpg...
02-13-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,493
Posted By Desertrats97

1989 restored . ...

1989 restored .

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/desertrats97/1989%20SCHWINN%20LETOUR/89LETOUR.jpg...
02-13-18, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8,089
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Posted By Desertrats97

thinking about adding some 32 cx gravel tire. Its...

thinking about adding some 32 cx gravel tire. Its a touring bike and i had to put some shimano br-450 calipers to reach the 700x23c new wheel/tire .
02-13-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,768,053
Posted By Desertrats97

To think i almost sold it. Got an aluminum...

To think i almost sold it.
Got an aluminum specialized alez and didnt like it. i had this bike restored to original. Bikes mid life crisis so now its a 88 with 2014 mavic wheels and 105 group set. ...
02-13-18, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Desertrats97

And to think i almost sold this one. Keeping it...

And to think i almost sold this one. Keeping it but adding some cx tires - turn it into a gravel bike.

http://<a...
08-16-14, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Desertrats97

I have seen tons of vintage (looking)forks that...

I have seen tons of vintage (looking)forks that look like the original but how are you guys getting the stem attached to
that 1' tube ?
08-15-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,025
Posted By Desertrats97

my ride to work bike before i made some upgrades....

my ride to work bike before i made some upgrades.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/desertrats97/1989%20SCHWINN%20LETOUR/IMG_1841.jpg...
08-15-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 298,838
Posted By Desertrats97

here is my personal favorite. i had it all...

here is my personal favorite.
i had it all original with gumwalls and original suntour components but decided it needed a facelift to newer grouppo.

1989 schwinn letour MADE IN THE USA yeah. ...
08-15-14, 10:42 PM
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Views: 952,223
Posted By Desertrats97

1989 schwinn letour after major cosmetic surgery...

1989 schwinn letour after major cosmetic surgery -2010 components. bike to work bike.


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/desertrats97/1989SCHWINNLETOUR3.jpg...
08-07-14, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Desertrats97

Noglinder - thats a nice problem to have , i say...

Noglinder - thats a nice problem to have , i say Ergo
08-04-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8,089
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Posted By Desertrats97

1989 SCHWINN LE TOUR BEFORE AND AFTER BEFORE...

1989 SCHWINN LE TOUR BEFORE AND AFTER

BEFORE
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/desertrats97/1989%20SCHWINN%20LETOUR/IMG_1841.jpg...
09-14-13, 09:50 AM
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Views: 921
Posted By Desertrats97

1ST EVER -Patriot Ride For Our Heroes, LA QUINTA CA ( NEAR PALM SPRINGS)100,50,25,10

About

Patriot Ride For Our Heroes was born last fall when Tim Esser took his personal ride to Twenty-Nine Palms with several wounded marines to deliver the American Flag. Their spark, energy, and...
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Views: 1,368
Posted By Desertrats97

1ST EVER Patriot Ride For Our Heroes , LA QUINTA CA ( NEAR PALM SPRINGS)-100,50,25,10

About

Patriot Ride For Our Heroes was born last fall when Tim Esser took his personal ride to Twenty-Nine Palms with several wounded marines to deliver the American Flag. Their spark, energy, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Desertrats97

1ST Patriot Bike -100K ,50, 25, 10 MILES- -CALIFORNIA- FOR RETIRED MILITARY VETERANS

Imagine:

A bicycle event with hundreds / thousands of active military, veterans and other cyclists experiencing:
Staged in the middle of Old Town La Quinta ( NEAR PALM SPRINGS, CA) draped in...
08-24-13, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 298,838
Posted By Desertrats97

Is a 88 le tour worth an upgrade in components? ...

Is a 88 le tour worth an upgrade in components?

I ride a repainted super sport with dura ace 6900 and down tube shifters. The le tour fits me better and it original paint and near perfect decals...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,367
Posted By Desertrats97

thats what i was thinking. thanks. what about...

thats what i was thinking. thanks. what about the bottom bracket are those sealed or old school ?
i know i will have to repack the headset for sure just because of the age.
08-22-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 298,838
Posted By Desertrats97

Just picked up this 1988 Letour in perfect...

Just picked up this 1988 Letour in perfect original condition. In storage for the last 20yrs Click on pics to see the detail

this is a keeper. it fits me better than my super sport.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,367
Posted By Desertrats97

Just picked up the 1988 all orignal schwinn...

Just picked up the 1988 all orignal schwinn Letour 1988 that has been in storage for the last 15-20yrs. Original tires that are still good ,
paint is mint and decals are flawless, I got lucky the...
08-21-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Desertrats97

Yep i had to beg the guy to sell it because he...

Yep i had to beg the guy to sell it because he had tons of calls on it. I ride a repainted 88 super sport and been looking for the original look.
im thinking about transferring component to this...
08-21-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Desertrats97

I Got it for $25.00 and its mint. i was hopeful...

I Got it for $25.00 and its mint. i was hopeful that it was a super sport but for the price. i will take it. thanks.
08-21-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Desertrats97

Help, im purchasing this tonight and not sure if worth it. Help with year or any info

By the picture it looks like a late 80's chrome scwhinn letter and font, it has down tube shifters.
the posting states that the bike has been in storage ( the guy purchased the storage unit and it...
Replies: 632
Views: 258,280
Posted By Desertrats97

After some research you are correct. its at...

After some research you are correct. its at $60-90$ bike on ebay. No worry my 12yr old daughter loved it and kept it.
I was cool to see her a 12yr old girl get excited about a bike build 33yrs ago....
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