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Posted By jettore

Those Kooka parts have value. Looks like the...

Those Kooka parts have value. Looks like the Kooka Rasta cranks sell in the $250 range on ebay and they gather a lot of interest. What a cool bike.

Mtbr.com forum has a vintage section that might...
07-03-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By jettore

I was thinking maybe an angry wife wanted them...

I was thinking maybe an angry wife wanted them all gone in a day!
07-03-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By jettore

Philly Craigslist STrange Post - Maybe stolen bikes?

I have not posted here in a while but was checking Craigslist today and stumbled across this listing. I recognize some of the bikes and know they belonged to a poster here, but cant remember his...
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Views: 707
Posted By jettore

How bad are your cranks? You can sand them and...

How bad are your cranks? You can sand them and polish, probably look fine unless they have really deep scratches.
03-07-13, 07:54 PM
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Posted By jettore

What exactly is wrong with the shifters? ...

What exactly is wrong with the shifters?

Post some pics too if you get a chance.
02-12-13, 08:49 PM
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Views: 6,542
Posted By jettore

Back in 2000 I won a trip to the Marlboro ranch...

Back in 2000 I won a trip to the Marlboro ranch in Montana as well as a ton of gear. The gear was all top end brands. Really nice luggage, a Barbour jacket and camping gear. The Marlboro ranch was an...
02-06-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,293
Posted By jettore

I posted a link further up in the post.

I posted a link further up in the post.
02-06-13, 01:01 PM
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Views: 16,293
Posted By jettore

Saddles are a very personal thing, one might work...

Saddles are a very personal thing, one might work great for one person and be terrible for another. I wouldn't just get some big cushy looking saddle, it's usually more of a shape thing. Personally...
02-06-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,293
Posted By jettore

New cables, some chain lube and some derailleur...

New cables, some chain lube and some derailleur adjustments should be all you need to get the shifting working smoothly. Here's a great link for any type of maintenance and adjustments needs....
Forum: Commuting
01-30-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,590
Posted By jettore

For the commute you describe and the weather...

For the commute you describe and the weather conditions I'd look for something similar to this.
http://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya
Forum: Commuting
01-30-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,294
Posted By jettore

Im in a big city and a kickstand is not needed,...

Im in a big city and a kickstand is not needed, but I think fenders are a must for a commuter.
01-29-13, 07:33 PM
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Posted By jettore

If you get some info on that Paramount I'd be...

If you get some info on that Paramount I'd be interested.
Forum: Touring
01-27-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By jettore

Looks clean and ready to ride with some specific...

Looks clean and ready to ride with some specific upgrades for the current owner. I have a 2009 Fuji touring and like it a lot, but have not toured on it. It's my commuter and occasional century bike....
Forum: Commuting
01-27-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,367
Posted By jettore

Another option in case you want to have a fatter...

Another option in case you want to have a fatter tire.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm
01-27-13, 12:30 PM
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Views: 900
Posted By jettore

I'd drive down next year for that.

I'd drive down next year for that.
01-26-13, 04:06 PM
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Views: 533
Posted By jettore

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/3530383552....

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/3530383552.html
01-26-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By jettore

There's a bunch on eBay.

There's a bunch on eBay.
Forum: Touring
01-25-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,717
Posted By jettore

Seems pricey to me. I lucked out and picked...

Seems pricey to me.

I lucked out and picked up a 08 Fuji Touring on Craigslist for $150. Nice bike so far.
01-25-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,410
Posted By jettore

Where do you live? That may be a big factor. Also...

Where do you live? That may be a big factor. Also how many days a week and what time of day?
Forum: Commuting
01-25-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By jettore

I'd replace chain and cassette first and see if...

I'd replace chain and cassette first and see if that fixes the problem. Usually they will fix a skipping chain. What bike and crank do you have?
01-25-13, 07:09 PM
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Views: 891
Posted By jettore

What bike?

What bike?
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Views: 94,631
Posted By jettore

Any chance this is your size? ...

Any chance this is your size?
http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/3523155728.html
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Posted By jettore

There are many threads in the C&V section about...

There are many threads in the C&V section about converting MTB's to touring rigs. Worth a read if you haven't checked them out yet. Unless you are getting the bike super cheap, I would search for a ...
Replies: 15
Views: 94,631
Posted By jettore

They have lower grade but functional components...

They have lower grade but functional components and are pretty common so don't pay a lot. Easy enough to find one cheap in most markets. Good for a short commute and around town type of bike. What...
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Views: 3,309
Posted By jettore

I'd post that on Ebay as is and see where it...

I'd post that on Ebay as is and see where it ends. Never know.
01-22-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,984
Posted By jettore

Nice looking bike. This could answer a lot of...

Nice looking bike. This could answer a lot of your questions if you are thinking of buying.

http://waterfordbikes.com/w/services/provenance/
01-22-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,935
Posted By jettore

Harry - "Where's the bike?" Lloyd - "I got...

Harry - "Where's the bike?"

Lloyd - "I got robbed by an old lady on a motorized cart. I didn't even see it coming."
01-19-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,564
Posted By jettore

Looks like you are off to good start. As other...

Looks like you are off to good start. As other have said before deciding to repaint next time try the OA bath first. You'd be surprised how much you can revive an old rusty frame.
01-18-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By jettore

No idea on the contest, but a frame question....

No idea on the contest, but a frame question. Pocket joints? Or something else. Got a picture of the back one?

ok,back to the regular program.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,691
Posted By jettore

How about a mini velo?

How about a mini velo?
01-16-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By jettore

I'd get a custom set of wheels built and leave...

I'd get a custom set of wheels built and leave the bike as is. Replace chain and cassette and then leave the chain rings and do some riding in Colorado to see if going to a triple is a good idea.
01-14-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,194
Posted By jettore

When you get to dérailleur adjustment this...

When you get to dérailleur adjustment this website and YouTube are very useful.

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
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Views: 1,419
Posted By jettore

You have longer legs for your height so whatever...

You have longer legs for your height so whatever you buy you may need to tweak it a bit to fit. You'll fit. Larger frame 56/58 but the top tube may feel long. You can swap to a shorter reach stem to...
01-13-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,623
Posted By jettore

Places to read and get help. ...

Places to read and get help.
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_Welcome.htm

See if there is a co-op in your area. Also...
01-13-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By jettore

Looks to be a decent enough bike to get up and...

Looks to be a decent enough bike to get up and running. Doesn't look to bad conditions wise so shouldn't cost much. Don't change components unless something is broken. Also make sure it fits before...
01-12-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,181
Posted By jettore

I don't know where you are at in Philly but I get...

I don't know where you are at in Philly but I get my wood bleach(OA) at Kesslers Hardware on 1200 block of Girard.
01-10-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By jettore

if you look real close at the last pic near the...

if you look real close at the last pic near the bridge I think there is a crack running over the top of the stay.
01-09-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,430
Posted By jettore

That bike is gonna rock when you get her done. ...

That bike is gonna rock when you get her done. Great job so far on all of your selections.
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Views: 886
Posted By jettore

Not much value, maybe $75-100. Frame is hi-ten....

Not much value, maybe $75-100. Frame is hi-ten. Here's more info, check the 89 brochure.
http://retropeugeot.com/
Good news for parts, there should be no problems. These were not made in France.
01-07-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,188
Posted By jettore

80's rigid mtb can do it all, can be found dirt...

80's rigid mtb can do it all, can be found dirt cheap and will fly under the radar for thieves.
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By jettore

Not 70's, looks like 86 to me. One of these two....

Not 70's, looks like 86 to me. One of these two. Lower end of the line up so maybe $100 if ready to ride and good tires....
01-05-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By jettore

I'm thinking its fillet brazed.

I'm thinking its fillet brazed.
01-04-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,512
Posted By jettore

Doesn't need a repaint. A OA bath should take...

Doesn't need a repaint. A OA bath should take care of that rust. Maybe a little paint touch up around the seat lug.
01-03-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By jettore

Everyone search Craigslist and eBay. Lets see...

Everyone search Craigslist and eBay. Lets see what we can find.

Here's my contribution.
http://reading.craigslist.org/bik/3407491008.html
01-03-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By jettore

Man, I wish I had a spartan to sell!

Man, I wish I had a spartan to sell!
Forum: Commuting
01-02-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,430
Posted By jettore

How far is your ride each way?

How far is your ride each way?
12-30-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By jettore

Yep. I wanted to hang around a bit but had to go...

Yep. I wanted to hang around a bit but had to go pickup someone. It was a very cool looking ride, the sidecar would go well.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,935
Posted By jettore

Are you using this bike for commuting? If so how...

Are you using this bike for commuting? If so how far.
12-30-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By jettore

Is that yours? If so I think I saw it parked at...

Is that yours? If so I think I saw it parked at the Italian market. I wanted to see who was riding that crazy machine but I had to get somewhere.
12-30-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By jettore

That thing is awesome!

That thing is awesome!
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