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10-21-21, 04:37 AM
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Posted By plonz

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10-17-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By plonz

I have an Eastwood 1hp two speed buffing machine...

I have an Eastwood 1hp two speed buffing machine that runs either ~1700 or 3400 RPM. For polishing aluminum bike parts, I only use the higher speed. The 1hp keeps it at speed when I put some...
10-17-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 839
Posted By plonz

Happy to admit I’m a Napa wine snob and regularly...

Happy to admit I’m a Napa wine snob and regularly donate to several makers. If it’s big red and bold, I’m in.
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By plonz

No idea on the year but man that’s a good looking...

No idea on the year but man that’s a good looking ride. Well done!
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By plonz

I followed Le Champions a few years ago...

I followed Le Champions a few years ago determined to get a frameset. Asking prices were typically in the $300-$350 range for a frameset and I wasn’t ready to go that high. From this experience I’d...
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By plonz

It’s gonna need some work but the price is about...

It’s gonna need some work but the price is about right if it fits and something you plan to keep. I’d buy it if I still lived In Houston.

I wouldn’t conclude there is any damage from these pics. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By plonz

Thanks bikemig for the SB link. Good read. Hadn’t...

Thanks bikemig for the SB link. Good read. Hadn’t really given much thought to the different grades of fillet-brazed models in the vintage Schwinn lineup. Not sure I’m ready to drop four hundo on one...
10-06-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By plonz

Had a similar failure on a rear hub. Not sure...

Had a similar failure on a rear hub. Not sure if I rode it in that condition but I scrapped it as soon as I saw it.

I have a Campy NR hub that my buffing wheel yanked out of my hand and spit to...
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By plonz

Looking at the estimates, this must have some...

Looking at the estimates, this must have some allure to vintage Schwinn collectors. Not knowing what that is, feels like a $175 +/- $25 bike to the uninformed.
10-03-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By plonz

From how you describe the limit screws, my guess...

From how you describe the limit screws, my guess would be gunk in the pivot points. Not an uncommon issue and not always visibly evident.

Off the bike, a good soaking in the cleaner of your...
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By plonz

I’ll chime in to stick up for the Raleigh. IMO,...

I’ll chime in to stick up for the Raleigh. IMO, much better machine than a Peugeot Carbolite bike. This is like comparing a Schwinn Tempo to a Schwinn World Sport. The Gran Prix was Raleigh USA’s...
10-01-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By plonz

I never realized it but yes they are indeed made...

I never realized it but yes they are indeed made by Nitto. Interesting because Iíve not come across a Nitto-branded version.

I like that they offer 73 and 90 degree options in 10mm increments up...
10-01-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By plonz

This is a helpful thread. Here are some more I’ve...

This is a helpful thread. Here are some more I’ve come across in my quests. Not sure if they’ve survived current conditions though.

Tange - still shows up in Soma Fab
Sim Works - classic...
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By plonz

I want one of these bikes! Not sure how much the...

I want one of these bikes! Not sure how much the dent bothers me on this one. $350ish without the dent.
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By plonz

I’ve been watching this bike on FBM and knew I’d...

I’ve been watching this bike on FBM and knew I’d seen it somewhere before. It’s been up for several weeks with price lowered to $490 at present. Our ~$400 valuations are looking pretty good right...
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By plonz

I can’t believe I’m publicly admitting this but...

I can’t believe I’m publicly admitting this but I’ve been eyeing one of these for sale locally. Ishiwata 024 tubing and Shimano 600 group have me thinking the SGT XV should not be so quickly...
09-24-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,660
Posted By plonz

Depends on the application. For my wheel builds,...

Depends on the application. For my wheel builds, I like the Shimano grease. Not a cheap date though.

...
09-16-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,424
Posted By plonz

IMO, this matter is not insurmountable. Have...

IMO, this matter is not insurmountable. Have seen many an install at the same point as the pic in post #30. Metal core tire levers and oomph are your friends here and can definitely seat that tire....
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By plonz

Quill keeps the bike period correct which is what...

Quill keeps the bike period correct which is what most folks here would insist on.

I use a threadless stem on one bike that I resto-modded with modern STI shifting. There are two reasons I went...
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By plonz

Plenty of shorter reach stems still around but...

Plenty of shorter reach stems still around but you donít want anything like the one in your link. Stick with a traditional 1Ē quill stem. Youíll also need to make sure the bar clamp diameter matches...
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By plonz

That’s a great price. It will be interesting...

That’s a great price.

It will be interesting to learn how long the top tube really is. Someone put a long-reach stem on it to stretch it even longer.
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By plonz

I think the numbers youíre getting are good. Been...

I think the numbers youíre getting are good. Been watching this very nice one on CL for quite a while (maybe a BF member?). Itís had a couple of price drops and now sits at $1,000. OPís can probably...
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By plonz

Thems some pretty lofty numbers for Tange...

Thems some pretty lofty numbers for Tange Champion 2 Japanese steel. Although very nice, pretty much an entry-level sport racer in a league with Centurion LeMans, Raleigh Grand Prix and Schwinn...
09-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By plonz

I'm with ya on this. Technium 4XXs aplenty but...

I'm with ya on this. Technium 4XXs aplenty but Iíve never seen a Technium Competition. Very intriguing.
08-31-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By plonz

I actually use one of my nicer steel bikes so I...

I actually use one of my nicer steel bikes so I equip it with a sweat guard, always wear a headband, towel off a lot and point a fan straight at me. For me, the fan and toweling off is key. I sweat a...
08-30-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,949
Posted By plonz

Is the 1000 the sister bike to the Specialized...

Is the 1000 the sister bike to the Specialized Expedition?

Somehow missed this post. Scrolled through thinking I could do a half-way to Toledo trip and saw it finally sold. Normally 2cm too big...
08-28-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By plonz

Sounds like a perfect match for the Finger Lakes...

Sounds like a perfect match for the Finger Lakes Region of New York and a Watkins Glen raceway event. Beautiful terrain, ton of wineries, fair amount of breweries and my fave distillery. Also lots of...
08-26-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By plonz

You are inflicting untold levels of mental...

You are inflicting untold levels of mental anguish and sequential problem solving with this post. Beautiful collection that hopefully finds worthy owners. That Allan Wanta resprayed Zullo is...
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By plonz

Sold my late 80’s San Remo over the summer on...

Sold my late 80’s San Remo over the summer on Facebook marketplace. $450 IIRC. Full Suntour Superbe group including hubs on freshly built wheels. Sold quickly so I probably left some money on the...
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By plonz

Iíve always read these are nice riding bikes that...

Iíve always read these are nice riding bikes that are under-appreciated in the vintage enthusiast world. Could mean a great deal for a nice bike or a frustrating pass if the seller thinks any...
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By plonz

I’ve always equated the yellow stickers with 1984...

I’ve always equated the yellow stickers with 1984 and the red white & blue with 1985. My ‘84 Competition sees the most miles in my collection and I’d love to get my hands on an ‘84 Prestige. Too bad...
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By plonz

I don’t like to see the more interesting...

I don’t like to see the more interesting valuation requests go unanswered so I’ll offer an opinion. Actually, more of an analysis I might go through if I wanted a high end go fast bike.

I’d...
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By plonz

This was a $250 bike two summers ago. Now I see...

This was a $250 bike two summers ago. Now I see asking prices for Ironmen at $350+. Don’t know if anyone is buying though.
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By plonz

We just had a later model Le Champion in this...

We just had a later model Le Champion in this forum where all determined $900 was too high and the OP was thinking less than $600. In reality, that one was probably closer to $500 and this one is is...
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By plonz

Nice bike that I think is still serviceable with...

Nice bike that I think is still serviceable with the dent. I wouldn’t describe it as very small though.

I agree with the $125 valuation which sounds like a breakeven for you. You could part it...
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By plonz

Agreed on the $150 valuation. Here’s one for sale...

Agreed on the $150 valuation. Here’s one for sale locally in western MI. $200 and has been sitting for 7 weeks.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/174613904539223/
08-08-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By plonz

3ttt Grand Prix 44cm Are they 44cm ctc at...

3ttt Grand Prix 44cm

Are they 44cm ctc at the ends?
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By plonz

My size so if I saw this in the local CL, I’d be...

My size so if I saw this in the local CL, I’d be thinking refinish project (maybe powder coat) and a lot of work cleaning it all up. $150 knowing I could part it out and make a few bucks if I...
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By plonz

I dig the USPS Treks but I think they’re...

I dig the USPS Treks but I think they’re relegated to novelty status more than an investment. I’d be looking at where the model was in the Trek hierarchy that year. If I were after one of these,...
08-07-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By plonz

I still ache from those hills. Triple is...

I still ache from those hills. Triple is essential to keep that 80rpm cadence at 4mph!
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By plonz

I remember finding one of these several years...

I remember finding one of these several years back and mentally wrestling with the $400 price tag. Never did buy it and quickly moved on.

I think your instincts are closer to reality than the...
08-02-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,375
Posted By plonz

Scary pics. Glad you escaped without injury Sam!

Scary pics. Glad you escaped without injury Sam!
Replies: 38
Views: 1,804
Posted By plonz

As coincidence would have it, I no sooner get...

As coincidence would have it, I no sooner get educated on the Ross Signature series and one pops up a couple hours away for $350. Itís the Ishiwata model so where does it place on the desirability...
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By plonz

I own a Circuit but have not owned a 90s...

I own a Circuit but have not owned a 90s Paramount. I personally think a more novice rider like myself creates more ride quality differences from tire selection than what we notice from the nuances...
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By plonz

That’s a great bike in even greater shape. Not a...

That’s a great bike in even greater shape. Not a fan of the wheels though. Maybe a chance the owner still has the original wheels, if only for the Sante hubs.

$400 is high but not out the realm...
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By plonz

Determining size from a photo not optimal but I...

Determining size from a photo not optimal but I lean toward it being around 21Ē or maybe 54cm. 5í8Ē might fit depending on inseam and with the stem and pillar extended like the pic. Probably a...
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By plonz

Similar bike to the Nishiki you posted. Tires...

Similar bike to the Nishiki you posted. Tires and chain look newer and brake cables were replaced at some point. This one may be more ride ready but you really don’t know until you try it. Up to...
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By plonz

I think you’re fine spending $50 on this as a low...

I think you’re fine spending $50 on this as a low end commuter. You may be able to ride as is but were it me, I’d budget for tires, chain, cables/housing, brake pads and bar tape.
Replies: 38
Views: 1,804
Posted By plonz

I do not have an appreciation for how scarce...

I do not have an appreciation for how scarce these are but I simply cannot wrap my head around forking out $750 for anything with a Ross badge.

This bike reminds me of my ‘98 Ford Contour SVT. ...
07-21-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By plonz

I’m not acquiring these days but this one will...

I’m not acquiring these days but this one will haunt me for a minute. Beautiful!

Should make a new buyer very happy.
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