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Posted By ramzilla

That bike looks pretty dangerous with it's crappy...

That bike looks pretty dangerous with it's crappy old chrome steel wheels, cotterless crank and, death stem. But, I love the ornamental lugs on the steel frame. I would pass if it's not at least...
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Views: 399
Posted By ramzilla

What's up with that jacked up seat post? Looks...

What's up with that jacked up seat post? Looks like the bike the clown rides in the circus. If you're over 5' tall you probably want to keep looking. If those are the original tires then, they're...
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Views: 1,135
Posted By ramzilla

Are you kidding? Of course it's a real Bianchi....

Are you kidding? Of course it's a real Bianchi. It's a fully lugged frame w/pump pegs & cable stops welded into the frame. And, authentic graphics. I love the fenders. That bike would be absolutely...
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Posted By ramzilla

That looks like an old timey version of my made...

That looks like an old timey version of my made in France Lezyne tire pump.
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Posted By ramzilla

During the quarantine and the bike supply chain...

During the quarantine and the bike supply chain disruptions, you could have picked up several hundred pretty easy. Now that the bike shops are full of new bikes, the used vintage bike market is...
06-21-22, 09:09 PM
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Views: 5,609
Posted By ramzilla

This is my Giant Quasar. 2 x 7 trigger shifters....

This is my Giant Quasar. 2 x 7 trigger shifters. Soft black sponge grips. Rides like a dream.

This particular set of handlebars is the most desirable & my most successful upgrade for selling...
06-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,707
Posted By ramzilla

A bent pedal shaft is fine as long as your going...

A bent pedal shaft is fine as long as your going downhill or cruising along a flat road with the wind at your back. But, soon as you climb out of the saddle in order to climb a steep hill watch out....
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Views: 1,678
Posted By ramzilla

Don't sell yourself short with a Falcon bike. I...

Don't sell yourself short with a Falcon bike. I remember this brand very well. It was a "store front" brand. Something a bike store would put in the front window. They sold for a premium because they...
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Views: 1,318
Posted By ramzilla

Here's a whole CCM restoration including frame up...

Here's a whole CCM restoration including frame up cleaning @ new parts,,,,,,,,,, Sorry no close up shots. This is old archive stuff.
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02-01-22, 08:19 PM
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Views: 2,726
Posted By ramzilla

My upright conversions are not selling right now....

My upright conversions are not selling right now. They usually sell pretty hot. I think it's the cold weather. Can't wait till next summer. Running out of space in the garage for these things.
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02-01-22, 08:00 PM
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Views: 1,357
Posted By ramzilla

This is 10 bikes hung from hooks in the garage...

This is 10 bikes hung from hooks in the garage spaced at 12" ....................... 10 bikes in a 10' space! ...
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Posted By ramzilla

OMG ........................... thread hijack. ...

OMG ........................... thread hijack.

CENTURION!

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Views: 609
Posted By ramzilla

For goodness sake. Don't take less than $1K for...

For goodness sake. Don't take less than $1K for it. That's it. That's all. Done deal.
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Views: 1,008
Posted By ramzilla

Top end vintage Japanese bikes usually sell for...

Top end vintage Japanese bikes usually sell for about 1/2 or 1/3 of what a top of the line vintage Italian model would go for. So, $300 is basically what you're looking at. It's a shame too. Most of...
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Views: 1,318
Posted By ramzilla

Canadian Cycle and Machinery Company (CCM). Fix...

Canadian Cycle and Machinery Company (CCM). Fix it up. Put some new tires on it. People are sentimental nuts about this bike brand. No wonder. They're great bikes.
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Views: 673
Posted By ramzilla

it's a nice bike with good features.Who cares if...

it's a nice bike with good features.Who cares if it needs all new parts. Don't take less than $100 for it.
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Views: 596
Posted By ramzilla

That is a tiny little pinched down frame for a...

That is a tiny little pinched down frame for a very small rider. Run - don't walk away from this deal. Ouch!
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Posted By ramzilla

I would raise that seat up higher. Nobody is...

I would raise that seat up higher. Nobody is gonna ride that thing with the seat slammed all the way down like that.
12-12-21, 09:21 PM
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Views: 1,166
Posted By ramzilla

Oh well. Stuff happens. All sorts of crap can get...

Oh well. Stuff happens. All sorts of crap can get tangled up in a rear derailleur. Not long ago I fixed one that was completed twisted up with a handful of human hair. Very odd.
12-12-21, 09:06 PM
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Views: 21,698
Posted By ramzilla

It's a $100 frame. And, if the original Araya...

It's a $100 frame. And, if the original Araya wheels are on it ........ then, maybe another $100 for them. It's a great bike. But, it's old. The cables are probably shot to hell. And the tires are...
11-14-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By ramzilla

Oh ****.......................... I just realized...

Oh ****.......................... I just realized I got the front quick release on the wrong side of the axle. Oh well. I'm having a senior moment. !
11-14-21, 08:09 PM
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Views: 667
Posted By ramzilla

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11-14-21, 08:05 PM
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Views: 667
Posted By ramzilla

Thank you for checking it out T-Mar. My old...

Thank you for checking it out T-Mar. My old Raleigh Technium is starting to creak. I put a new solid crank axle, crank arms &, new chain rings on it. But, it's still creaks. So, I decided to build up...
11-08-21, 02:58 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

I just ordered a pair of these Pasela Panaracer...

I just ordered a pair of these Pasela Panaracer Urban Max 27" tires. Hope they roll as fast as they claim.

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11-08-21, 02:45 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

I've got an old Ironman that was 126mm. I bought...

I've got an old Ironman that was 126mm. I bought an inexpensive set of Vuelta XRP wheels with 130mm rear spacing. Mounted lightweight tubes & tires. No problem mounting the rear wheel. Pretty easy to...
11-08-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By ramzilla

Giant Quasar

Got this rough looking Giant Quasar. Had drop bars with turkey levers. So, Ramzilla's got to do what Ramzilla does. Did a frame up resto mod to upright w/7 speed trigger shifter drivetrain. It's...
10-17-21, 07:23 PM
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Views: 910
Posted By ramzilla

I had the same problem with an old Schwinn once....

I had the same problem with an old Schwinn once. I solved it by finding some very thin lock nuts for the cones. Shimano makes some very thin ones.
10-17-21, 07:08 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

Just finished a frame up restoration of this 1986...

Just finished a frame up restoration of this 1986 Ironman.
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09-16-21, 06:25 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

Give me an old Shogun Samurai with a Tange 1...

Give me an old Shogun Samurai with a Tange 1 tubset. Or, a Centurion Ironman. But, I will always settle for a nice old Bottechia with Columbus tubing and a Campagnola drive train. 531 is nice. But,...
09-16-21, 06:12 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

Just finished refurbishing this Centurion...

Just finished refurbishing this Centurion Ironman. It's got a complete original Shimano 600 groupset on it. A very small 52cm frame. I don't know what year it is. But, I'm guessing 1985. What do you...
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Views: 9,198
Posted By ramzilla

Absolutely beautiful!

Absolutely beautiful!
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Posted By ramzilla

I'd start out around $475 for that. But, i would...

I'd start out around $475 for that. But, i would not go below $300. If it was completely refurbished, then I'd go for $675.
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Views: 1,452
Posted By ramzilla

I would definitely be interested in that bike "as...

I would definitely be interested in that bike "as is" for around $200. But, not so much if the price started to approach $300. After a complete refurbish, it could be worth serious coin. Maybe $700...
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Views: 1,710
Posted By ramzilla

Well, it's Italian. Of course. And, with those...

Well, it's Italian. Of course. And, with those particular cut outs I would guess that's a Colnago or De Rosa. But, I'm leaning more towards a De Rosa
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Views: 2,883
Posted By ramzilla

Like I've said a million times. When the planet...

Like I've said a million times. When the planet explodes, those old Schwinn bikes will be floating around in the universe for eternity.
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Views: 735
Posted By ramzilla

I would start around $40 for something like that...

I would start around $40 for something like that & see where it goes. Try to stop negotiations at $100. Don't pay more than $150.
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Views: 3,016
Posted By ramzilla

The steel under that paint will have significant...

The steel under that paint will have significant spider web rust. Way too much trouble to sand paper & refinish by hand. Strip it down to a bare frame. Get the headset races & bearings off. Take it...
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Views: 1,229
Posted By ramzilla

You might get $300 for it if you're patient. It...

You might get $300 for it if you're patient. It would go a lot faster at $200. Since it's so small, I would be tempted to convert it to an upright handlebar "city bike". It's got threaded eyelets for...
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Views: 3,033
Posted By ramzilla

I never take a lock when I'm out on my drop bar...

I never take a lock when I'm out on my drop bar race bike. It's because I'm going out for speed and distance. Wearing goofy looking tight kit. And, if I do stop anywhere along the way I keep the bike...
06-25-21, 06:50 PM
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Views: 774
Posted By ramzilla

Front tire blowouts are particularly dangerous....

Front tire blowouts are particularly dangerous. If you're going high speed. Like 20 mph. And, the front tire blows out & fails. You can actually do an end - over. A cart - wheel. Yeah. All the way...
06-20-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,988
Posted By ramzilla

I'm constantly amazed by all the beat up worn out...

I'm constantly amazed by all the beat up worn out crap bikes that sellers are asking for significantly more $$$$ than my completely refurbished bikes. Absolutely nuts!
06-20-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah.................................................

Yeah................................................ You can ride it a couple more miles. But, It's gonna blow. Do yourself a favor & get a new tire. Otherwise, just read the sentence below.
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Views: 1,875
Posted By ramzilla

Sorry for hijacking this thread. But, I'm so...

Sorry for hijacking this thread. But, I'm so exited. Finally sold this Centurion Accordo today for $270. It only took about four months. Snagged a buyer on Craigslist. Woo - hoo !!!
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Views: 2,282
Posted By ramzilla

The cult of...

The cult of Centurion............................................................................................
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Posted By ramzilla

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Posted By ramzilla

Wow. Ask for about $500 or $600. Please don't...

Wow. Ask for about $500 or $600. Please don't take less than $350. ...................................................................................

I got this old Elite with the same paint...
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Views: 1,286
Posted By ramzilla

Are you guys nuts? Where are all the Columbus SLX...

Are you guys nuts? Where are all the Columbus SLX stickers? The only thing I'm noticing about the bike is the cool size. Looks perfect for somebody around 5'10" to 6' tall.
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Posted By ramzilla

nice!

nice!
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Views: 950
Posted By ramzilla

A Peugeot PX-10 must bear Reynolds 531 "double...

A Peugeot PX-10 must bear Reynolds 531 "double butted" stickers on the main triangle frame & forks. It's a fully lugged steel bike that weighs about 22 pounds on most luggage scales. Most were...
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Views: 1,577
Posted By ramzilla

Excellent example of an 80's era hand made...

Excellent example of an 80's era hand made Japanese bike. I wouldn't take less than $300 for it. As a matter of fact, the frame alone is worth about $300. Be good. Have fun.
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