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10-14-19, 06:23 PM
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Posted By beicster

I assume those Euclid brakes are heavy but I love...

I assume those Euclid brakes are heavy but I love the way they look.
10-08-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By beicster

There are plenty of solutions to this but it is...

There are plenty of solutions to this but it is nice to know in advance that you can't just pop a Nitto Dirt Drop in there and call it done. My Mongoose commuter was stolen but I liked it enough...
10-07-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By beicster

Any idea if they take a standard one inch stem or...

Any idea if they take a standard one inch stem or a 21.1 bmx stem? I had an older mongoose that I loved but it took the 21.1 stem.
10-04-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,368
Posted By beicster

Nice. I can't wait to see this all shined up.

Nice. I can't wait to see this all shined up.
10-03-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,721
Posted By beicster

Thanks for the tip. I can't believe the prices. ...

Thanks for the tip. I can't believe the prices. I have a Camper Long Flap and I think the current price is cheaper than I paid for a barely used one about a year ago. The green Keswick is out of...
10-02-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,721
Posted By beicster

What handlebar bag is that? Does it stay put once...

What handlebar bag is that? Does it stay put once you lock it down? Been looking at bags like that but I have not pulled the trigger.
09-30-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By beicster

Sounds way more interesting than my actual life. ...

Sounds way more interesting than my actual life. I was sitting at home after a long day with one of the cats on my lap. He is 15 so he gets to sit where he wants.
09-30-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By beicster

I have one of those out in the bike shed. A...

I have one of those out in the bike shed. A great rider.
09-30-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By beicster

Finally! A competition I am interested in. Even...

Finally! A competition I am interested in. Even if you lose, you win because you just ate a bunch of cheese. (I was actually eating cheese as I was reading this thread)
09-29-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By beicster

I had a 1993 or 94 Trek 1100 which was a similar...

I had a 1993 or 94 Trek 1100 which was a similar style to the 1400. I could only run 28's if I recall correctly. That might seem cushy compared to your current 21's. Ebay has tons of used 700c used...
09-29-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,878
Posted By beicster

That sucks. I hope you find something worth...

That sucks. I hope you find something worth buying.
09-29-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,878
Posted By beicster

That is a 21" PDG R50 and it looks to be in great...

That is a 21" PDG R50 and it looks to be in great shape. If you can get the original fork, you should be all over that. The shifters, brake levers and fork have been switched out but everything else...
09-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,878
Posted By beicster

I have a 93 PDG R50. It definitely came with a...

I have a 93 PDG R50. It definitely came with a rigid fork. That bike rides great. If the owner still has the original fork, it would be worth a look.
09-28-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,878
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty. How is the ride?

That is a beauty. How is the ride?
09-21-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,351
Posted By beicster

12 year old me would have been in love with that...

12 year old me would have been in love with that bike. That blue paint and the chrome fork would have been all it would have taken. I would have been terribly jealous.
08-31-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By beicster

Anyone using a narrower than recommended fender?

Is anybody here using a fender that is narrower than the recommended 10mm wider than the tire? I have always followed that guideline but on my 1984 Paramount Touring I just can't quite make peace...
08-27-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By beicster

You have to purchase a membership to post in the...

You have to purchase a membership to post in the for sale sections.
08-20-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,461
Posted By beicster

YMMV but my personal answer is that climbing in...

YMMV but my personal answer is that climbing in big gears causes knee pain. I am currently experiencing this. It has been far too long healing but I am definitely much better. I prefer to stand and...
08-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6,714
Views: 1,606,168
Posted By beicster

I have an 87 HardRock with u-brakes. This is the...

I have an 87 HardRock with u-brakes. This is the only bike I have had with them and I find them to be no problem to work on. Perhaps a tad bit more inconvenient but I can flip the bike upside down...
08-12-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By beicster

With DiaCompe 750's you can run 650bX38 tires on...

With DiaCompe 750's you can run 650bX38 tires on this frame.
08-12-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 981
Posted By beicster

I have basically been off my bike for the last...

I have basically been off my bike for the last six weeks waiting on my stupid knee to quit hurting and it looks like I am at least a couple more weeks from being ready to do light riding. So, my...
08-11-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By beicster

I really like that blue. It is beautiful. What...

I really like that blue. It is beautiful. What brand rattle can did you use?
08-07-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By beicster

My thought as well.

My thought as well.
08-07-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By beicster

My probably 68 Super Course uses the Crespera...

My probably 68 Super Course uses the Crespera lugs. Lots of folks call them Bocama but my research makes me pretty sure they are Crespera.
08-07-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,385
Posted By beicster

My dad was in during the Korean War and mostly...

My dad was in during the Korean War and mostly deployed in Nevada as an airplane mechanic.
08-05-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,759
Posted By beicster

Doh! I even looked at those pictures several...

Doh! I even looked at those pictures several times and missed that. That definitely is an issue. Hope you get it squared away.
08-05-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,759
Posted By beicster

That old set of 3X8 brifters you sold me worked...

That old set of 3X8 brifters you sold me worked great in the back but I could never get the front adjusted right. From what I could find on the internet, it was designed with only three positions in...
08-04-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,595
Posted By beicster

Wow!

Wow!
08-03-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,759
Posted By beicster

That looks great. It is giving me ideas.

That looks great. It is giving me ideas.
08-03-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 547,227
Posted By beicster

Awesome! Looks great. Is this the first Super...

Awesome! Looks great. Is this the first Super Course gravel bike in the thread?
08-03-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,759
Posted By beicster

noglider, have you made any progress on your...

noglider, have you made any progress on your Super Course? I am curious what direction you have gone with it.
08-02-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,916
Posted By beicster

The only thing holding me back is finding one at...

The only thing holding me back is finding one at a reasonable price. There is one on eBay in my size but it is listed for almost $1,000. I am not going to do that right now.
08-02-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,916
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty. I find myself thinking of an...

That is a beauty. I find myself thinking of an International on fairly regular basis.
08-01-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By beicster

Thanks. I appreciate it. I should...

Thanks. I appreciate it.



I should clarify. I am interested in the weight differences because whenever I would hear double butted I thought "lightweight". When I heard plain gauge, I thought...
07-31-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By beicster

On a somewhat similar topic, can anyone enlighten...

On a somewhat similar topic, can anyone enlighten me about the weight difference in similar size bikes, one with plain gauge 531 and one with double butted 531? I don't need down to the gram, but...
07-31-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,385
Posted By beicster

I was never in the military but my dad said he...

I was never in the military but my dad said he loved it in the Air Force. He used to get as much as he could from the guys who were complaining about it. We used to have it fairly regularly growing...
07-29-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By beicster

I contacted the seller of this bike and asked...

I contacted the seller of this bike and asked about the serial number. For posterity sake it is Y7807
07-29-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,480
Posted By beicster

I suffer from this same affliction. My wife does...

I suffer from this same affliction. My wife does not even listen anymore when I tell her that "THIS is the way I am going to keep this bike!"
07-28-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By beicster

The 34.9 is the size of the tube it mounts on. If...

The 34.9 is the size of the tube it mounts on. If yours only says Deore on it and not Deore XT then this is not exactly the same part as yours. Mine is a higher end than the one that came on yours,...
07-28-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By beicster

Since the OP did not post a full picture of the...

Since the OP did not post a full picture of the front brakes I can't really tell, but the straddle cable on the front looks very long to me. It may be that the levers were designed for that, but I...
07-24-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By beicster

I was about to post that myself. This is why I...

I was about to post that myself. This is why I am a member.
07-23-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,480
Posted By beicster

Sounds like a good plan. There are plenty of...

Sounds like a good plan. There are plenty of Motobecane fans on here who can advise you on any issue you might encounter. Have fun.
07-20-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By beicster

You mentioned that you thought the 26.0 stem with...

You mentioned that you thought the 26.0 stem with a shim might be risky. If you are concerned about the safety of it, no need to worry. Plenty of people use a 26.0 stem with a 25.4 bars and a shim. ...
07-07-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By beicster

I got ahead of myself on that one. I meant to ask...

I got ahead of myself on that one. I meant to ask if the fender eyelets on the fork dropouts were an odd size. Doh!
07-07-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By beicster

Thanks for the pics. Your frame lugs exactly...

Thanks for the pics. Your frame lugs exactly match mine and it has the same wrap on the stays at the seat lug. My fork has a different crown but it is exactly like the one on ebay that started this...
07-07-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By beicster

LOL. Made with the same precision and luxury as...

LOL. Made with the same precision and luxury as a Volvo.
07-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By beicster

Does yours have the same lugs? I have a 25 inch...

Does yours have the same lugs? I have a 25 inch which, according to the catalog, did not exist at that point (I know, I know, can't necessarily trust the catalogs of that period). It has those same...
07-06-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By beicster

Those things are a blast to ride. Takes me back...

Those things are a blast to ride. Takes me back to my youth in the 70's.
07-06-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,856
Posted By beicster

I don't have any particular thing keeping me busy...

I don't have any particular thing keeping me busy but I have lots of little things.

I picked up a one hour per week radio slot on the college radio station where I work and I spend a lot of time...
07-05-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17,876
Views: 2,803,208
Posted By beicster

Keg hauler. The third wheel keeps you from...

Keg hauler. The third wheel keeps you from falling over when you have had too many.
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