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11-26-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,491
Posted By lotekmod

Thanks for the reply. It looked like the frame...

Thanks for the reply. It looked like the frame was heading your way, but you never know. Good luck with the build! I may post a WTB one of these days but I'm not -really- looking for a project....
11-25-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,491
Posted By lotekmod

Did this ever sell? Curious what the top tube...

Did this ever sell? Curious what the top tube measurement is, I'm looking for a something in a 55cm.
12-15-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,663
Posted By lotekmod

My father-in-law lived on Long Island NY for most...

My father-in-law lived on Long Island NY for most of his life, but man does he hate winter. They ended up retiring outside of Wilmington NC near the coast. We've been visiting every year for 13...
09-28-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By lotekmod

$60 + shipping anyone?

$60 + shipping anyone?
09-15-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By lotekmod

Bump- would make a great townie bike. I've put...

Bump- would make a great townie bike. I've put about 500-600 miles on this frame and I actually like the ride more than my Merckx. The SL tubing is more forgiving without feeling noodly.
09-11-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By lotekmod

FS: Lotus Legend Compe f&f, 56cm

This has been collecting dust for too long, time to find a new home. 1984 Lotus Legend Compe, 56cm c-t seat tube, 56cm c-c top tube. This is a nice riding frame with Columbus SL tubing. Has the...
08-27-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 112,958
Posted By lotekmod

I've been really enjoying this Waterford Sport...

I've been really enjoying this Waterford Sport Touring frame that takes long reach brakes. My first made in America frame!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4380/36853305905_326d0baf98_z.jpg...
08-24-17, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By lotekmod

Sold.

Sold.
08-20-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By lotekmod

Here's a photo of the frame as a complete build. ...

Here's a photo of the frame as a complete build. Able to fit 700x35 Vittoria Randonneur Pro tires on CR18 rims, though you have to deflate the rear tire to get it past the chainstay bridge. This...
08-20-17, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By lotekmod

All City Mr. Pink frameset, 52cm

OK, not vintage but maybe classic. At least the members here are more likely to appreciate a modern steel frame and fork that'll take 32mm tires or 28mm with fenders. As stated in the ad, All City...
07-30-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By lotekmod

The Blackburn Central rack bag that someone else...

The Blackburn Central rack bag that someone else posted above is what I've been using. The grey tweed fabric has a classic look without having to pay the high dollars for a Carradice or something. ...
07-23-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,274
Posted By lotekmod

I'm going to have to go with my Waterford also. ...

I'm going to have to go with my Waterford also. I've only had it on the road for a couple of months but it does everything I want- quickly and smoothly. Right now I can't imagine wanting to ride...
07-20-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,672
Posted By lotekmod

Darn, beat me to it, though I was going to say...

Darn, beat me to it, though I was going to say Moto Guzzi V50 which is what I rode for many of my single years. Landed me a few dates. In fact on the second date with my now wife she helped push...
07-12-17, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,616
Posted By lotekmod

I don't know about the 7400 holders but my 7403s...

I don't know about the 7400 holders but my 7403s look like the ones above and the pads do slide out through the open end. I recently replaced my pads with Koolstops meant to fit newer shimano brakes...
06-20-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,921
Posted By lotekmod

Yes lots of options out there. I've found some...

Yes lots of options out there. I've found some interesting frames on ebay just doing a search on "Columbus". Bikes will pop up you never thought of doing a search on. I'll put a plug in for Lotus...
06-15-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By lotekmod

Funny, I just had the exact opposite thing happen...

Funny, I just had the exact opposite thing happen to me yesterday. I had not ridden with a bike computer or any way of tracking data since the mid '90s, but last year when we moved to a new city I...
06-05-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,680
Posted By lotekmod

If the rd cable was simply detached wouldn't the...

If the rd cable was simply detached wouldn't the chain have ended up on the smallest cog, not the largest?
06-01-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By lotekmod

Actually I think the grub screw indicates mid...

Actually I think the grub screw indicates mid 80's or later. The first generation frames (early 80's) had typical seat binder bolts and the cast aluminum seat lug was prone to cracking at the binder...
05-24-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By lotekmod

That's a lot of work to save an old frame, but...

That's a lot of work to save an old frame, but you did it! Nice work, turned out great!
05-13-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,424
Posted By lotekmod

I am by no means as expert on Flandria bikes, but...

I am by no means as expert on Flandria bikes, but I do own one that is similar to the bike you are interested in. I do not think they are generally regarded as high quality bikes and I believe they...
05-11-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By lotekmod

1cm increments, at least in middle sizes. Vitus...

1cm increments, at least in middle sizes. Vitus did us one favor by stamping the frame size on the head tube. I have seen photos of 51, 53, 54, and 56 stamps just doing a quick search.

Normally...
05-11-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By lotekmod

Hmm, interesting. I did know that Vitus measured...

Hmm, interesting. I did know that Vitus measured c-c on the seat tube but I have seen many sources that give the same length for top tube (54cm marked frame, 54 c-c ST, 54 c-c TT for example) and...
05-11-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By lotekmod

Anyone with a 55cm Vitus 979 that could do me a favor?

I think I'm finally ready to start on a Vitus 979 project that I've long been considering. I used to ride one in the early 90's and had a love/hate affair with the bike, but the frames are cheap...
05-09-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By lotekmod

Is the 53cm measured center to center or center...

Is the 53cm measured center to center or center to top? Could you also give the top tube length? Oh, and pictures please!
05-04-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,877
Posted By lotekmod

Nice, will stay tuned in for this one! Only a 6...

Nice, will stay tuned in for this one! Only a 6 hour drive for me and sure beats packing a bike and paying for a flight.
05-04-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,665
Posted By lotekmod

Good call, I hadn't run across those. They look...

Good call, I hadn't run across those. They look like a nice, light, fast rolling tire. :thumb:
05-04-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,665
Posted By lotekmod

I've been in search of a nice set of 26" tires...

I've been in search of a nice set of 26" tires also, although I do a fair bit of riding on dirt and gravel. I've been riding Conti Town and Country tires and have no complaint as far as durability...
02-23-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,771
Posted By lotekmod

Very nice! Much better condition and nicer color...

Very nice! Much better condition and nicer color than my gold Lotus Legend Compe. It's interesting that Lotus did not clear coat over the Columbus tubing stickers, mine were in the same state of...
02-01-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,185
Posted By lotekmod

I have a pair that I used for awhile on my...

I have a pair that I used for awhile on my commuter bike. I felt they were ok for keeping my feet from slipping forward on the crappy pedals I had, but then I finally got a decent pair of MKS Sylvan...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By lotekmod

I had that same Sears three speed for a while,...

I had that same Sears three speed for a while, not a bad bike at all. I recall it has some weird symbol on the top tube- I could never figure out what it was supposed to mean. I think mine had the...
01-11-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,625
Posted By lotekmod

I threw up a little bit when I read that.:(

I threw up a little bit when I read that.:(
11-22-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By lotekmod

Lascauxcaveman- I forgot about that thread, I'll...

Lascauxcaveman- I forgot about that thread, I'll post it there too. Thanks for the reminding me.
Cyclotoine- I'm not REALLY wed to the idea of using these rims. I'm not in a big rush on this...
11-20-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,521
Posted By lotekmod

Thanks for the link! I agree with devinfan, I...

Thanks for the link! I agree with devinfan, I wish there were in-depth articles like that on more bikes. I rode/raced a Vitus for several years in the early '90s, even at a svelte 135lbs back then...
11-20-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By lotekmod

WTB: Mavic reflex rim 32h, blue

I picked up a front wheel recently because I needed the hub but it turned out the rim is in nice shape and goes really well with my blue bike. Any chance anyone has a matching rim in the back of the...
11-14-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By lotekmod

I think rigid forks have regained popularity...

I think rigid forks have regained popularity because of the new tire sizes and technology. I had a 29er single speed with a rigid fork and large volume tires (29x2.35) set up tubeless, which allowed...
11-14-16, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By lotekmod

Nice bike! I raced mountain bikes in the early...

Nice bike! I raced mountain bikes in the early '90s for a shop that carried Kona and Bontrager bikes. I went with Kona but I've always had a soft spot for the Bontrager bikes of that era. Is your...
10-28-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,117
Posted By lotekmod

Same here. Inexpensive, dual head, reliable. ...

Same here. Inexpensive, dual head, reliable. The only thing that's less than ideal for me is the pressure gauge range. On my mtb, a few psi difference can be the difference between too hard or...
10-23-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,679
Posted By lotekmod

+2 I've been using non-QR bolt skewers for years...

+2 I've been using non-QR bolt skewers for years and think if you get them in silver they have a timeless simplicity. I prefer the clean look of these on all my bikes and don't consider them an...
10-23-16, 06:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By lotekmod

FS: Shimano BR-R451 mid reach brakes

Selling a pair of Shimano BR-R451 mid reach brakes, 47-57mm. Used these for about 6 months until vanity forced me to buy the polished br-r650 version which work nearly identically in my opinion. ...
10-17-16, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,441
Posted By lotekmod

My reaction is similar to Aaron's, I was hoping...

My reaction is similar to Aaron's, I was hoping for more rare gems. It is an odd collection and I'd love to know the story on how he decided he needed a Soma Rush with all those other bikes. Maybe...
08-29-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By lotekmod

Sold!

Sold!
08-27-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By lotekmod

Oops, thought I was in the "sales" section when I...

Oops, thought I was in the "sales" section when I posted. Can the moderators move this?
08-27-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By lotekmod

Brooks cambium C15, black, like new

Up for sale: Brooks cambium C15, black, like new, $100 shipped. Put about 200 miles on it (all dry miles) but it just didn't work for me. I honestly can't find anything about it that would would...
05-16-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,099
Posted By lotekmod

Back when I used to race mountain bikes I would...

Back when I used to race mountain bikes I would find that on long, grinding, full effort climbs I would sing the "C is for Cookie" song from Sesame Street. I have no idea why, but it came into my...
05-14-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By lotekmod

It looks like there are two versions of the...

It looks like there are two versions of the seatpost, one for short railed seats (the one with widened notches) and one for long railed saddles (the one with small notches). My guess is the one with...
05-14-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By lotekmod

Thanks for posting the illustration, that helps,...

Thanks for posting the illustration, that helps, but in the left photo it looks to me like both wide parts are in the front.

Edit: and the parts diagram has the wider one called out as anterior...
05-14-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By lotekmod

Help with parts arrangement for Camp two bolt post

I have this Campy two bolt post, I think it's a Gran Sport but it's similar to other models. I took it apart to try to clean it up a bit and realized the parts aren't all symmetrical.
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05-11-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,108
Posted By lotekmod

Excellent restoration, I really like the orange...

Excellent restoration, I really like the orange accents (my favorite color). I had a Vitus way back when, it an uncommon green color. Wish I still had it sometimes. I remember the frame flex even...
05-08-16, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By lotekmod

On CliffordK's advice I contacted the seller to...

On CliffordK's advice I contacted the seller to bring the low shipping cost to his attention. He wrote back saying he didn't specify a shipping price, though the listing shows it, so he has added...
05-07-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,236
Posted By lotekmod

Looks great, who did the painting? I need to get...

Looks great, who did the painting? I need to get my Merckx professionally repainted one of these years.
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