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05-09-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By ed4406

That Mink Blue is one of the nicest colors in...

That Mink Blue is one of the nicest colors in person. I had the privilege of assembling Professionals and Fuji Finests in '72 and those two blue shades, entirely different, remain memorable.
04-20-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,397
Posted By ed4406

I picked up a Nishiki Riviera (84) to set up for...

I picked up a Nishiki Riviera (84) to set up for my wife last weekend and it features Tange 900 double butted chrome moly main tubes. I'm assuming the forks and stays are hi-ten. Not the highest end...
04-18-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

I'm thinking Santino is the artist who painted...

I'm thinking Santino is the artist who painted this beauty and wanted to be recognized for his work...
04-12-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By ed4406

Great to know that swap is possible and...

Great to know that swap is possible and straightforward - thanks!
04-07-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,508
Posted By ed4406

I'd match up a Suntour V-GT with those bar ends. ...

I'd match up a Suntour V-GT with those bar ends. Period correct, solid shifting and durable. I would choose it over the the Cyclone for touring because it has a barrel adjuster. The Cyclone is...
04-06-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

The headbadge places it in the '79 to '82 era...

The headbadge places it in the '79 to '82 era while the apparently stamped dropouts would put it in the entry level road bikes from that time. The non-sloping fork crown would eliminate the Lemans so...
03-31-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,877
Posted By ed4406

I've had good luck with the Compe-V, sturdy and...

I've had good luck with the Compe-V, sturdy and responsive. Downshifts are a bit quicker in my experience as well.
03-27-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,940
Posted By ed4406

I think the introduction of higher performance...

I think the introduction of higher performance components on Japanese bikes in the early 70's was the turning point. The Suntour V + Sugino Mighty Competition drivetrain outperformed anything but...
03-25-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,940
Posted By ed4406

The first Fuji S-10-S that we unboxed and built...

The first Fuji S-10-S that we unboxed and built at the shop I worked in during high school was a breakthrough. The Suntour/Sugino Maxy drivetrain was beyond all the Simplex/Huret/cottered crank bikes...
03-25-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,373
Posted By ed4406

The pictures would make a good public service...

The pictures would make a good public service announcement entitled "Didn't have the time to grease the seatpost - no big deal."
03-25-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,373
Posted By ed4406

I guess it's strip and recycle time. At least...

I guess it's strip and recycle time. At least there's parts to salvage, and better to melt down the 531 than bury it. Sorry for your loss!
03-22-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14,430
Views: 3,273,794
Posted By ed4406

Nice find! Good luck with that post - a little...

Nice find! Good luck with that post - a little patience (and lubrication and muscle) and that frame could be the start of a nice build or restoration.
03-19-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,104
Posted By ed4406

I'd agree it's a 26" 1975 model, set up exactly...

I'd agree it's a 26" 1975 model, set up exactly as it was when it first came home. I built and loaded many of these into the trunks of Impalas. Enjoy the solid cruises!
03-18-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By ed4406

The headbadge has "Made in Belgium" on this...

The headbadge has "Made in Belgium" on this model, while the Grade 1 and 3 models have a headbadge showing "Made in Japan". It's buried too deep to get it out in better light, but the dropouts are...
03-18-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By ed4406

Stays and forks on this one are chrome plated. ...

Stays and forks on this one are chrome plated. Smooth unadorned lugs, but neither of those things eliminate Libertas as the contractor. Thanks!
03-17-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By ed4406

Thanks! Everything I've found so...

Thanks!




Everything I've found so far points to Flandria, but perhaps someone has a bit more background information - it's hard to find. Pinging the tubing leads me to think it's double...
03-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By ed4406

Crank surprise

I picked up a Browning Grade V this winter, thinking it would be a fun spring overhaul. I gave it a quick once over when I bought it as it was during a snowstorm and it looked stock except for the...
03-16-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,668
Posted By ed4406

Congratulations on finding the right frame - time...

Congratulations on finding the right frame - time to revive those painting skills!
Can't wait to see the finished build.
03-16-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,796
Posted By ed4406

What a great update. Congratulations on...

What a great update. Congratulations on weathering the storm!
03-14-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By ed4406

I'd consider a shorter stem. I like to ride on...

I'd consider a shorter stem. I like to ride on the hoods and that change has helped a bike that's a bit long for me feel great.
03-13-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,014
Posted By ed4406

I've ended up with three road bikes over the...

I've ended up with three road bikes over the years that are stock and unmarked. They're all interesting to me but not unicorns. I tore one down and brought it back to it's original glory, then...
03-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By ed4406

Hope your friend passes as comfortably as...

Hope your friend passes as comfortably as possible. Two of the most meaningful people in my life have passed and I have the bike one rode and the bike the other built for me. They're permanently...
03-05-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

Torelli with Columbus tubing, 105 equipped, $100...

Torelli with Columbus tubing, 105 equipped, $100 - https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/d/cleveland-vintage-torelli-racing-bike/6834156970.html
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03-05-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By ed4406

I've ridden with a broken spoke in the rear wheel...

I've ridden with a broken spoke in the rear wheel a number of times. As long as it's not a regular event with that wheel and you can true adequately around it, riding a bit easier should work fine. ...
02-27-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

That's a nice original 460!

That's a nice original 460!
02-19-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

I'm glad it's a couple thousand miles from me - I...

I'm glad it's a couple thousand miles from me - I would be losing my mind trying to come up with a way to justify digging in to this pile!
02-15-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This may be of interest to some, if they can overlook the fork......
02-08-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,863
Posted By ed4406

My Grandmother worked at Sears in the 60's. On...

My Grandmother worked at Sears in the 60's. On Christmas Day in '64 I received a brand new Sears Spaceliner which I couldn't fit on for about a year. I took it everywhere a Sting Ray could go but...
01-16-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By ed4406

I picked up a mid 70's bike with a Stronglight...

I picked up a mid 70's bike with a Stronglight crank and had forgotten about the unique crank threading. Glad this thread got started to remind me before I ventured into a tear down!
01-15-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By ed4406

'76 Schwinn team track bike, I believe.

'76 Schwinn team track bike, I believe.
01-15-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,206
Posted By ed4406

I've only had one bike from an eBay auction...

I've only had one bike from an eBay auction shipped to me and it arrived intact. I feel like I got lucky once and moved to buying within driving distance ever since.
12-27-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 34,940
Posted By ed4406

I believe it is one's favorite shifter to post...

I believe it is one's favorite shifter to post about while relaxing with the beverage of your choice.

Depending on the beverage, my favorite downtime shifter is the two speed yellow band Bendix.
...
12-26-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

'92 Trek 970

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Listed on CL for $100 on Christmas day. 2 1/2 miles from me so I have to...
12-21-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 34,940
Posted By ed4406

I'm waiting for the three speed on the handlebars...

I'm waiting for the three speed on the handlebars vs the stick shift on the top tube battle to begin!
12-07-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By ed4406

Every time I hear fixie I think of the Schwinn...

Every time I hear fixie I think of the Schwinn Pixie. Imagine a Pixie fixie with training wheels.
12-07-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,518
Posted By ed4406

I think that an attractive spider on a crank...

I think that an attractive spider on a crank loses something in black, de-emphasized in the overall look. I think black chainrings look OK but not my preference. I've got stock black brakes, rims...
12-07-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,462
Posted By ed4406

I use an older wind trainer and find music at...

I use an older wind trainer and find music at sufficient volume drowns out the noise. Hair bands from the 80's seem to work best, perhaps because they're from the same era as both the bike and the...
12-07-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 39,407
Posted By ed4406

Bumpin' this thread for its entertainment value. ...

Bumpin' this thread for its entertainment value. I just picked up a bike with these bars and I have to admit the thought of flipping crossed my mind. Instead, returning it to it's original drops...
12-07-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,892
Posted By ed4406

I just salvaged a pair of wheels with those hubs...

I just salvaged a pair of wheels with those hubs as they are my favorite inexpensive hubs. Thousands of miles on a similar set and the cups and cones still look great and run tight and smooth. Good...
12-07-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,227
Posted By ed4406

Survival on these designated paths is much higher...

Survival on these designated paths is much higher if the riders are wearing Miami Vice garb for visibility.
11-30-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,107
Posted By ed4406

It's hanging up in the garage behind a few others...

It's hanging up in the garage behind a few others right now, but I'll have it out after the holidays as I start winter maintenance. Still my favorite bike and drivetrain!
11-30-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,433
Posted By ed4406

During a break in leaf cleanup just before...

During a break in leaf cleanup just before Thanksgiving I took a look at CL Free and a Raleigh Teton was posted ten minutes earlier. An hour later it was in in my garage.

I guess I should add...
11-30-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,107
Posted By ed4406

At 15 I began my job as an assembler at a big...

At 15 I began my job as an assembler at a big shop in '71. The Stronglight, Nervar and TA cranks were nice but Campy Record was the holy grail. Beautiful anodized finish, strong and precise. ...
Forum: Introductions
11-28-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By ed4406

Welcome samsquanch357!. Nothing like salvaging...

Welcome samsquanch357!. Nothing like salvaging old bikes to get those wrenches turning once again. I got the itch this fall myself.
11-18-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By ed4406

I believe one of these pulley hangers would help...

I believe one of these pulley hangers would help -
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11-17-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By ed4406

That would be the one gift that would be...

That would be the one gift that would be treasured and NEVER regifted!
11-17-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By ed4406

Looks like a later Ross, maybe a Mt Whitney or Mt...

Looks like a later Ross, maybe a Mt Whitney or Mt Hood
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11-17-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By ed4406

I have a new tube from the 70's as well as a half...

I have a new tube from the 70's as well as a half used one. Both remain green and slippery. I'll be using some on winter projects - it's still my favorite.
11-16-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 63,967
Views: 9,851,868
Posted By ed4406

One of the first bikes I bought, rebuilt and sold...

One of the first bikes I bought, rebuilt and sold was an old coppertone Sierra 15 speed. I made 100 bucks, which was pretty cool for a 14 year old in 1970....
11-13-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,369
Posted By ed4406

I've had the same quandary, as a closeout bike I...

I've had the same quandary, as a closeout bike I bought new was only available in 25" where 23 1/2 is optimal for me. I only have about two and a half inches of seat post showing. I moved the seat...
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