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06-22-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,921
Posted By jgcycle

Ha! It sure will. Thanks for all the...

Ha! It sure will.

Thanks for all the replies and comments. I'll have to check out Miamijims post and reread all of this a few times.

I've struggled getting the dropouts straight on the bike as...
06-20-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,921
Posted By jgcycle

9-Speed on a Vintage Steel Bike

After all my messing around with vintage bikes I'm left with a Holdsworth frame that looks terrible.
But its all 531 and my idea is to work up a 1x9 friction with thumb shifters.

Rivendale does...
09-06-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,730
Posted By jgcycle

DIY Stand

There's plans on the internet to make one out of 3/4" plywood. I did (haha), but it works pretty good.
The tough part is getting something (out of metal) that the axle sits in, and even tougher to...
11-27-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,917
Posted By jgcycle

You don't even get the Gold Frame now on 7.2,...

You don't even get the Gold Frame now on 7.2, Trek has to keep their price point. To stay low on price don't go for the Chinese carbon fork, the steel is fine, just get 28mm tires and you go a lot...
11-14-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,938
Posted By jgcycle

I got one of those prebuilt wheels off Ebay with...

I got one of those prebuilt wheels off Ebay with a Sanyo hub, spent about $50 or 60 getting lights from Germany (Lumetec IQ Cyo T 60 lux and taillight). I use it on my shopping bike, its great and...
11-11-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By jgcycle

The black has sold, have the big grey one and the...

The black has sold, have the big grey one and the little silver one.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By jgcycle

Bianchi

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/5867777187.html

Too big for me, but is it worth it as a flip or part out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1,315
Posted By jgcycle

1972 Fuji Newest

In pretty good shape overall, paint chips show polished chrome underneath. Cranks have a nice patina. Pretty much original except for wheelset and seat.

Wheelset is Campy Nuovo Record high flange...
10-23-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,980
Posted By jgcycle

GO TRIBE!!! I hear LeBron is going to DH.

GO TRIBE!!! I hear LeBron is going to DH.
10-19-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By jgcycle

I swapped out Weinman centerpulls and installed...

I swapped out Weinman centerpulls and installed vintage 105 brakes on the back for more fender clearance towards the bridge. When I pulled the fender upwards for mounting it would hit the bottom of...
10-18-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By jgcycle

Got it working great. Moved the spring to the...

Got it working great. Moved the spring to the other hole, noticed the hangar was bent in a little, and made sure the stops were proper: the high is a little goofy (or me). Thanks Andrew S.!
...
10-17-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By jgcycle

Yes, I can see how the contact won't happen in...

Yes, I can see how the contact won't happen in some lower gears, there is a another hole down there for the spring, tight though, the one I'm using even has a notch around it for easier placement....
10-17-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By jgcycle

Yes that is possible, but the old chain is 5 feet...

Yes that is possible, but the old chain is 5 feet long and I can't reconnect it because its too short! And thats on the small cog. I'll try some more experimenting.
10-17-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By jgcycle

Help with 1970s Suntour Vista Rear Der.

I just got this bike and the rear der seemed droopy with no lower spring tension to snap it back. So I took it apartand see how the cage part screws on but once it gets to the good tension on the...
10-09-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By jgcycle

Thanks a lot guys for the suggestions,...

Thanks a lot guys for the suggestions, fortunately I have a set of DT suntour shifters I can put on!
Love the Fujis and the ratcheting feel of shifters.
10-09-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By jgcycle

Suntour Vista and Compe.

Suntour Vista and Compe.
10-09-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By jgcycle

DT Shifter Suggestions

I'm rehabbing a 1972 Fuji Newest and was going to sell the Schwinn Approved bar end shifters (to pick up a few bucks) and put on some period correct DT shifters, but don't know what those would be -...
09-28-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,958
Posted By jgcycle

Tourney shifters not good

I had the six speed version and the right shifter broke on my 3rd commute day.
Replies: 12
Views: 5,247
Posted By jgcycle

That's a great bike, had a LeMans RS, but looks...

That's a great bike, had a LeMans RS, but looks like a large size, will take someone special to want it.
Sell to the first 175 so you get can get a bike in your size, make a world of difference.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,324
Posted By jgcycle

Keep going. There's good days and tougher days....

Keep going. There's good days and tougher days. Especially the ride back home. I've found its great to learn about bikes and at some point you get a better bike that makes the commute less painful....
08-28-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By jgcycle

You can take of the big the chainring and the...

You can take of the big the chainring and the front der. and have a nice 5/6 speed. Its great to have a few extra gears. Maybe even stylish flat bars with a friction thumbie?
06-13-16, 05:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,020
Posted By jgcycle

I upgraded my '85 Falcon with 7 speed Tourney and...

I upgraded my '85 Falcon with 7 speed Tourney and really like it, not as snappy front shifting as much more expensive brifters, though. I like the thumb lever because I always ride with my hands on...
06-11-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,021
Posted By jgcycle

I got that bike 4 years ago and wanted to go...

I got that bike 4 years ago and wanted to go faster, since its a little heavy going uphill and into the wind. I put on 28mm Vittoria tires and it made a big difference. Easier pedaling in the higher...
Forum: Touring
06-04-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By jgcycle

My Panaracer T-Serve Protek on CR18 Review

Well I received my Panaracer T-Serve Protite's from the fabulous Bike Tires Direct after returning my Vittoria Randonneurs (not Pro) and received full store credit, even after taking them out for a...
Forum: Touring
05-17-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By jgcycle

My Vittoria Randoneur II 28mm Tire and CR18 Review

First, do not use this combination.

I was looking for a commuter tire at around 28 mm so I could put fenders on my old sport/touring steel bike.

Mounting these on CR18 rims is next to...
05-10-16, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,196
Posted By jgcycle

techsensei is right on. I did this on a 85 road...

techsensei is right on. I did this on a 85 road bike, adding a 7 speed freewheel. The chain on the smallest cog was too close to the chainstay so I added a thin washer on that side of the axle and it...
05-10-16, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By jgcycle

Great advice, thanks!

Great advice, thanks!
05-09-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By jgcycle

There definitely would be an upper limit of what...

There definitely would be an upper limit of what it could sell it for if I did the upgrade and spent over $100. I just got it so haven't done anything yet.
I like oddjob2's way to go! Even put it up...
05-09-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By jgcycle

Trek 420 - Advice on Upgrading

1985 I believe, I'm upgrading to sell, not keep, and make it more attractive in a slow market.

It does have the Helicomatic hub, 5 speed, 126mm spacing. Everything seems original, Weinmann rims,...
04-26-16, 04:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,996
Posted By jgcycle

I really like the look of those rims, nice...

I really like the look of those rims, nice soft-looking finish. Have them on my Trek 614 with big fat Panaracers.

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04-24-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By jgcycle

Vintage Forks - Tange 700c and 27, Akisu 27+

I have 2 good forks for sale, prices include shipping, Paypal friends:

SOLD Black Tange 6A CRMO 700c 184mm, 37mm threaded, nutted brake hole - $50

Grey metalflake Tange 4B, 27" wheels, 246mm,...
Replies: 18
Views: 11,785
Posted By jgcycle

Ride it sparingly, like a classic car, if anybody...

Ride it sparingly, like a classic car, if anybody asks, tell them it would take $**** (high price) to sell, it's just that good.
I would surely keep it, beautiful color combinations.
03-04-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By jgcycle

PM on the grey Trek fork

PM on the grey Trek fork
02-22-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,203
Posted By jgcycle

Black will give it a Stealth Bomber look, wheels...

Black will give it a Stealth Bomber look, wheels will look heavy, silver a vintage classic.
01-02-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,326
Posted By jgcycle

My Trek 614 has a 1979 serial number, I bought it...

My Trek 614 has a 1979 serial number, I bought it off CL and the Ishiwata fork was cracked bad. Both rims had flat spots so I figured it went through a nasty pothole. I can't get the bike to index...
12-22-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By jgcycle

Is that a repaint and had the decals masked off?...

Is that a repaint and had the decals masked off? Can't mask the "San Remo Ernie Clement" decal...

Just hoping...
12-22-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,410
Posted By jgcycle

I bought an '87 Black and Yellow RS a few years...

I bought an '87 Black and Yellow RS a few years ago, my first vintage steel bike and it got me hooked.
Very solid and smooth riding, push on the pedals and you go! I upgraded it to 7 speed with...
12-10-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By jgcycle

Thanks mnmkpedals!

Thanks mnmkpedals!
12-09-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By jgcycle

WTB Suntour DT Cable Stop

Let me know if this is a little too trivial a request for this Forum but I need a Suntour downtube cable stop for a 1984 Fuji rebuild (I took the original one for another frame build). I can't...
12-09-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,356
Posted By jgcycle

I outfitted my 85 Falcon to 7 speed freewheel...

I outfitted my 85 Falcon to 7 speed freewheel with those Shimano brifters. Got them for around $73 from I think e-bike stop.com
I'm never in the drops (too old) so the thumb shift is perfect. The...
11-28-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By jgcycle

My 614 frame is dated as a 1979, with top tube...

My 614 frame is dated as a 1979, with top tube cable and water braze ons. You have an Ishiwata fork which, like mine, is flagged as a fork that can break, as the previous owner of mine found out....
10-31-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,630
Posted By jgcycle

Very nice! I'm building up a mixtie and hope it...

Very nice! I'm building up a mixtie and hope it turns out as nice as yours, nice touch on the bars by the stem. Do you like that Brooks better than the B67(?) sprung model?
10-28-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,630
Posted By jgcycle

Thanks! I don't what you mean by crossing the...

Thanks! I don't what you mean by crossing the cables (slight newbie). I really like using a bold color in the mix. The silvers are VO brand. The red was already there and also had red on a LeMans RS...
10-28-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,630
Posted By jgcycle

I love riding this bike, indexed shifters on...

I love riding this bike, indexed shifters on Postino bar, 1974 Falcon San Remo 76 frame.
Some Shimano levers on VO shifter mounts.



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10-28-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,630
Posted By jgcycle

I have downtube shifters mounted on Velo Orange...

I have downtube shifters mounted on Velo Orange shifter mounts on a Postino bar on my 74 Falcon, I think they look great, will post pic later.
10-28-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,772
Posted By jgcycle

I have an '85 Falcon Triathlon 105 with 1st gen...

I have an '85 Falcon Triathlon 105 with 1st gen 105 group, there was also a Triathlon 600.
Mine is like the red one of rbman, 531 main/fork, love it, is really light and fast, I upped it to 7 speed...
10-22-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,168
Posted By jgcycle

After a tire flat commuting I ended up getting...

After a tire flat commuting I ended up getting the Crocodillos, they have one end that is tapered to prevent that kind of rubbing abrasion.
Only have them for a month now, seem like a good product....
10-20-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By jgcycle

Thanks Oddjob!!!

Thanks Oddjob!!!
10-19-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By jgcycle

Fuji Espree Mixte Rebuild Questions

The 1983 Fuji had bubbled up gumwalls that I finally managed to get off, but they left a lot of crud on the alloy Ukai rims, what's the wonder-fluid to easily get the crud off?

I was going to...
10-17-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By jgcycle

Yes they do but you need flat boss covers (sold...

Yes they do but you need flat boss covers (sold separately) to put in between the mount and your lever.
Funny thing is one lever will appear upside down!
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