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09-28-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By WGB

That seat post is seriously slammed down. If...

That seat post is seriously slammed down. If that's the way you ride it, that frame is too big for you. Also those Laprade posts are often fluted and will collect water and seize so if you haven't...
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By WGB

It's very hard to guess without photos and you...

It's very hard to guess without photos and you can't post photos until you have 10 posts at 5 max per day.
You could try eBay as I just did. Enter "Zeus 2000" and then check box for sold items. 23...
09-27-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58,254
Views: 8,509,215
Posted By WGB

Buffalo NY (actually east Aurora) ...

Buffalo NY (actually east Aurora)
https://offerup.com/item/detail/960995790/

Schreck83 TAKE NOTE - DEAL ALERT!!

More photos than I care to upload but nice looking bikes, each with a Brooks...
09-27-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,744
Views: 649,591
Posted By WGB

1983/84 Corsaro Astron Before Terrible...

1983/84 Corsaro Astron

Before

Terrible photos but it had Cyclone drivetrain, Tange 2 tubing, Sugino crankset and Dia Compe 500 brakes.
...
09-27-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By WGB

duplicate

duplicate
09-27-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By WGB

+1 on Narhay's comment about foil. Most of us...

+1 on Narhay's comment about foil. Most of us have or have had bikes with a lot worse chrome issues. If that's your idea of bad I see no worries.

Aluminum foil is softer than chrome but harder...
09-26-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By WGB

Watch your local advertising. 700c wheels are a...

Watch your local advertising. 700c wheels are a dime a dozen (ok often $60). 700c offers options like using a wider and softer tire or maybe a better tread choice than 27s.

Due you have a co-op...
09-26-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By WGB

My League Fuji needs repainting and rebuilding...

My League Fuji needs repainting and rebuilding and I planned to do that next spring, using the 300 Exage Motion group set off a donor bike. Unfortunately the rear brake bridge of the Fuji is...
09-25-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By WGB

Should have said I warned her, hence the firm...

Should have said I warned her, hence the firm response.
Her husband now wants to try riding 50km on it with me. My conscience is clear as I warned him that it might be entertaining if that's his...
09-25-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By WGB

Damn you guys are good! Indeed it was stamped...

Damn you guys are good! Indeed it was stamped OMG.
Best part was a firm "No, I can ride this" followed by a scream as she realized stopping wasn't an option.
Tip of the day. I you have to stand...
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By WGB

If the tubes hold air they'll be fine. The tires...

If the tubes hold air they'll be fine. The tires might be another issue.
Forum: For Sale
09-25-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,457
Posted By WGB

Pm sent on Ultegras

Pm sent on Ultegras
09-24-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By WGB

I finished the bike tonight and dropped it off. ...

I finished the bike tonight and dropped it off.

- one brake lever was broken and had been tightened into the bars to the point bars were unsafe so replaced levers and bars and stem
- replaced the...
09-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By WGB

Also, until you have ten posts it's 5 max per day.

Also, until you have ten posts it's 5 max per day.
09-24-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By WGB

Sorry but I want to keep the shifters for another...

Sorry but I want to keep the shifters for another build idea (I have the Cyclone front and rear derailleurs that match as well). I just want to use this frame with barcons, if there isn't an easy mod...
09-24-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By WGB

A local frame builder suggested turning the forks...

A local frame builder suggested turning the forks upside down and securing a weight to the cutoff stem. He then said heat the cutoff stem with a welding torch to 660 celsius as aluminum melts there...
09-23-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By WGB

Cable cover! And now I know the name, I just...

Cable cover!
And now I know the name, I just need to find one that fits a single post/boss. Any suggestions??
09-23-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By WGB

I need the cover to act as a cable holder if that...

I need the cover to act as a cable holder if that is the correct term for the shifter cables which will be run from the barcons. Does that make sense? I believe the cables have to have a stop to keep...
09-23-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By WGB

Shifter boss cover to replace single post down tube shifter mount???

Okay, I am guessing at the title or even the name of such a part. I checked for all kinds of names on the 'Bay and didn't find anything. I tried

I have a new bike with a Suntour LD-3800 Cyclone...
09-23-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By WGB

It may take a bit as not too many people give...

It may take a bit as not too many people give away groupsets.
At the top of the C & V forum is a for sale section. Also there is a general marketplace and in there is a thread for passing on...
09-22-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 58,254
Views: 8,509,215
Posted By WGB

^^^^^ A triple, barcons and Shinzano brakes all...

^^^^^
A triple, barcons and Shinzano brakes all for $100.
09-22-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By WGB

Id for Dia Compe levers

Checked Velobase and didn't find these.

My set

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/795x753/levers_15e56afe413222a70fce47c579c728c196ef394c.jpg

Found a similar set on the...
09-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By WGB

Confirmed serial in daylight. It is HC14323...

Confirmed serial in daylight. It is HC14323 though last #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) is very hard to read.
** The black marks near the lettering are just...
09-22-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,022
Posted By WGB

conspiratemus "a dragons live forever but not...

conspiratemus "a dragons live forever but not those alloy cranks."
That made my day!!!
09-21-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By WGB

I grabbed it and oh what a find!! juvela One...

I grabbed it and oh what a find!!
juvela One thing which struck me at launch time was how much value they offered.
Good call on that. This thing is so light, it makes my League Fuji feel like a...
09-21-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,811
Posted By WGB

Isnt that slot to double lock them so they donít...

Isnt that slot to double lock them so they donít get tighter when you get in the car?

Usually the hole for the pin (double lock) is on the corner.

These might be S & W as some of theirs have...
09-21-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By WGB

I'll wait until early winter and pull everything....

I'll wait until early winter and pull everything. Might as well enjoy the last 6 or so weeks of good riding and then tear it down. Looks like an inexpensive way to upgrade....
09-21-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By WGB

Switching over a complete groupset, but....

Sorry if this is a duplicate thread as computer acting weird...

Primary bike

I have a League Fuji which currently running Suntour ARX friction shifting with a 6 speed freewheel. I currently...
09-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By WGB

Corsaro Astron

Locally seller has a bike he advertised as an "Astron Corsaro".

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/st-catharines/large-road-bike/1520931873

I believe the company was Corsaro and the model was...
09-21-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,811
Posted By WGB

considering how easy it is to open handcuffs with...

considering how easy it is to open handcuffs with a paper clip, that would be considered a free bike around here. https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Not only are handcuffs in...
09-20-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 696
Posted By WGB

Call CHP. They'll tell you if ok. Rest of us...

Call CHP. They'll tell you if ok.
Rest of us are guessing
09-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By WGB

T-Mar - Very subtle :thumb:!!!!!!

T-Mar - Very subtle :thumb:!!!!!!
09-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By WGB

T-Mar. Negative on the seller. BRC was a backyard...

T-Mar. Negative on the seller. BRC was a backyard "mechanic/flipper" in Hamilton. This one was a very nice man of about 80 in Welland who couldn't recall where he had left the original seat and so he...
09-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By WGB

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/st-catharines/ma...

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/st-catharines/made-in-italy-road-racing-bike/1524660244?undefined

I'll pass on this one.

I just got two (BRC mountain bike and an Ascente Aerolite) and I...
09-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By WGB

For T-Mar Serial number of TH86 03 129608 ...

For T-Mar
Serial number of TH86 03 129608

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/587x587/sn_8df93241dab0f51b3c5f7c5f3b5133e9a4327158.jpg
09-19-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By WGB

Updated 20 Sep 2020 Serial number is actually H...

Updated 20 Sep 2020
Serial number is actually H 1A2 7073 for T-Mar
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/745x559/1a27073_e04af2103f235139f66efa04eb41461ae4d8a1ce.jpg
09-19-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By WGB

Ascente Aerolite

Just adding this as it's a rare enough brand in Canada, let alone anywhere else. I saw only a couple of references to this brand on here.

Ascente was a Canadian distributor, not a manufacturer and...
09-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19,647
Views: 3,214,321
Posted By WGB

$250 for this? ...

$250 for this?
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/364588878037216

Anyone who would charge $250 for that goes straight to hell. Can't spell and says it's in good condition?

Condition...
09-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58,254
Views: 8,509,215
Posted By WGB

Might be run don't walk! ...

Might be run don't walk!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/348909012970654

Bianchi for $75 near Rochester, NY

Says "Comes with computer and pouch on the back with spare tube. Older...
09-18-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By WGB

Should have said seller seeking $300 Canadian...

Should have said seller seeking $300 Canadian (225USD) so expensive clips.
09-18-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By WGB

madpogue - Sorry. Tried blowing up photos and...

madpogue - Sorry. Tried blowing up photos and can't be certain, though they do look like they are triangular.
09-18-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By WGB

Damn! Wish I'd seen this ad

Damn!
Wish I'd seen this ad
09-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,281
Posted By WGB

Ad says 24 inch but this looks over 63cm to my...

Ad says 24 inch but this looks over 63cm to my untrained eye. Braze-ons still present and really needs a cleaning

Basically a Raleigh frame and forks set, looks like a Technium (???) with a few...
09-18-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By WGB

Fahrenheit531 - Not sure I'm right on it being a...

Fahrenheit531 - Not sure I'm right on it being a Miele Beta because ones I've seen had different graphics than this has.
Perhaps Miele Man might know??
09-18-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By WGB

Since seller calls it an "Italian" bike that was...

Since seller calls it an "Italian" bike that was assembled in Canada could it be a Miele??
09-18-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By WGB

"Italian" Beta bike question

Seller posted this bike locally. Seller is a flipper who seems to have no clue about bikes. Not really looking at it but the Columbus sticker caught my eye. Missing sticker on seat tube probably said...
09-17-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By WGB

I checked Velobase and the Rd is the Shimano RD...

I checked Velobase and the Rd is the Shimano RD AL11 and the FD is the FD AL11 and per Velobase they are both friction shifting. I thought all Rd's with a barrel adjuster were index shifting and...
09-17-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By WGB

Glad to here that as I have a set of 7 speed...

Glad to here that as I have a set of 7 speed barcons and a pair of 8 speed brifters so wanted to use one or the other.

Having said that, it's a nice bike for $50 Canadian (38$ US) to bad it...
09-17-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By WGB

BRC donor bikes??

BRC (Boyes & Rosser Cycles LTD) was a Canadian importer that sold bikes, though not sure where they were made. Generally I thought they were junk.

Saw this today very cheap and was about to pass...
09-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By WGB

An overly tight headset can cause steering...

An overly tight headset can cause steering issues. Possibly if bike sat a very long time the headset grease can be either gone or turned to varnish. Also if ridden without clean serviceable grease...
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