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01-10-19, 10:41 AM
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Posted By MegMC

The Iron Man looks great, and still has that 80s...

The Iron Man looks great, and still has that 80s spirit!

I've been meaning to update my progress on the Jamis, but it's slowed down. Did get the frame powder coated a titanium color and have...
10-08-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

@mstateglfr awesome! I think I might have seen an...

@mstateglfr awesome! I think I might have seen an earlier post from you of the black w green sparkle bike when I was researching SprayBike. Several months ago I had considered simply rebuilding and...
10-07-18, 02:07 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

@noglider Salamandrine thanks! Glad I won't be...

@noglider Salamandrine thanks! Glad I won't be exiled from C&V.

Yes, I will wet paint the fork and hope it doesn't look like a bad home rattle can job. I've seen there's a bike-designed spray...
10-06-18, 12:58 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Cool I have seen nothing but positive impressions...

Cool I have seen nothing but positive impressions on this bike so hopefully I will feel the same!
10-06-18, 10:02 AM
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Posted By MegMC

After lurking around Craigslist, eBay and the...

After lurking around Craigslist, eBay and the marketplace here and not finding quite what I thought I wanted, I began warming to the idea of going full modern steel bike - something that would...
09-24-18, 07:27 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Thanks I have seen one lurking on Craigslist for...

Thanks I have seen one lurking on Craigslist for a while, but wasn't able to find much info on them.
09-24-18, 07:19 PM
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Posted By MegMC

Interesting, I was not familiar with this class...

Interesting, I was not familiar with this class of bikes and was under the impression that aluminum bikes would have a too modern look to please me, but that looks great!
09-22-18, 03:25 PM
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Posted By MegMC

Thanks that's awesome! I grew up on the Peninsula...

Thanks that's awesome! I grew up on the Peninsula - there are so many great places to ride up there. It's weird, LA had a strong bike co-op scene about 5-10 years ago but the ones nearest me have...
09-22-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Thank you so much for this and for that thread...

Thank you so much for this and for that thread rec! I am feeling more and more confident that sport tour is the way to go for my needs. Actually just this morning I decided to get my old Jamis comp...
09-20-18, 08:25 PM
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Posted By MegMC

I'm definitely cool with 28 - that's what I have...

I'm definitely cool with 28 - that's what I have on my commuter and I feel like it's plenty big.




Gotcha. Good to know.
09-20-18, 05:20 PM
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Posted By MegMC

Thanks for the thoughtful advice! sounds...

Thanks for the thoughtful advice! sounds reasonable
09-20-18, 02:37 PM
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Posted By MegMC

Found these posted in another forum, supposedly...

Found these posted in another forum, supposedly from 1987 Benotto catalog - looks like that model...
09-20-18, 11:48 AM
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Posted By MegMC

Hahaha I knew I was going to get some blowback on...

Hahaha I knew I was going to get some blowback on that one. As someone who was in their very awkward adolescent stage in the late 80s, maybe it's just too painful to relive. The purple marbling looks...
09-20-18, 11:27 AM
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Posted By MegMC

squirtdad and 3alarmer - I actually wouldn't mind...

squirtdad and 3alarmer - I actually wouldn't mind the magenta and yellow one - it's the marbled purple one I don't like! (that's not the listing just the first photo I pulled of Google) even though...
09-20-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Set up a gazillion saved CL searches and came...

Set up a gazillion saved CL searches and came back with a potential prospect:

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/benotto-modelo-2500-road-bike/6694870833.html

Handsome-looking mid-80s 52...
09-17-18, 09:17 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

@3alarmer treat to see all your bikes! Thanks for...

@3alarmer treat to see all your bikes! Thanks for posting and I get it now.

Salamandrine do you have any trusted bike shops you recommend in LA for fit issues? I'm in Pasadena and was going to...
09-17-18, 11:47 AM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

@Salamandrine off the top of your head can you...

@Salamandrine off the top of your head can you think of any CV bike types that might have a more favorable seat to top tube length ratio for my shorter torso?

How shirt or long of a stem can I...
09-16-18, 09:14 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Thanks for this! I do think that "sports touring"...

Thanks for this! I do think that "sports touring" is the closest descriptor for the sector of bike I am interested in.

I'll have to look up that section of Lovely Bicycle. After coming across the...
09-16-18, 08:35 PM
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Posted By MegMC

I'm not entirely sure I understand what you mean

I'm not entirely sure I understand what you mean
09-16-18, 08:32 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

You are so very very right! It's so hard to keep...

You are so very very right! It's so hard to keep that perspective while in the throes of it and getting egged on with forums haha.
09-16-18, 07:53 PM
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Posted By MegMC

Thanks! I definitely need to do more "modernized...

Thanks! I definitely need to do more "modernized retro" thread-peeping.

I am running Panaracer Pasela 28's on my commuter bike currently, which I understand are small for 28's even and I think as...
09-16-18, 07:23 PM
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Posted By MegMC

I followed the advice of Salamandrine and...

I followed the advice of Salamandrine and entered my very comprehensive measurements into the fit calculator at Competitive Cyclist (http://competitive cyclist fit calculator) and here's what I got:...
09-14-18, 01:21 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Thanks for this break down and the tips for what...

Thanks for this break down and the tips for what to look for. As always, everyone is supremely helpful!

Wildwood thanks for showing me so many different bikes I am unaware of.
09-14-18, 01:12 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Thanks so much, this is all very helpful. Will...

Thanks so much, this is all very helpful. Will put figure out fit issues at top of my list! Also good to have some baseline filters to help me see what's out there and what I might be into.
09-14-18, 12:04 PM
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Posted By MegMC

Thanks for the thread recommendation! I do take...

Thanks for the thread recommendation! I do take your point about brands models but Craigslist results in my county of 10 million can be so overwhelming, I thought it might help to narrow things down...
09-14-18, 11:42 AM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Thanks so much for the tips. I'll have to try...

Thanks so much for the tips. I'll have to try some Italians and see about fit. Of course the Italians seem glamorous, but I do worry about them being a bit too aggressive for my purposes so I am...
09-14-18, 11:39 AM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Most helpful! thanks a lot for that list. I...

Most helpful! thanks a lot for that list.

I could probably be fine with 25mm on such a bike. I also don't mind sticking with downtube friction shifters.
09-14-18, 11:36 AM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

I very much appreciate the Lovely Bicycle blog -...

I very much appreciate the Lovely Bicycle blog - it has been one of my main sources and I think we are on a similar wavelength. Thanks again for the tips!
09-14-18, 11:14 AM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Love it! What tires are you currently running...

Love it! What tires are you currently running there?

I am thinking I would likely upgrade any frame to 700c and at least 28, maybe 32 tires since our pavement conditions can be sketchy even on...
09-14-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By MegMC

Tell me about lightweight steel road/tour bike performance models

Extremely open-ended and subjective inquiry:

Recently finished a commuter bike build (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1152463-help-building-up-univega-mixte.html) of a Univega mixte,...
09-11-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

thanks! I'm not sure about a rear rack. Figured...

thanks! I'm not sure about a rear rack. Figured I'll see how much I use the front and if I feel it lacking.

one hiccup is that the front rack finish is a kind of matte silver coated alloy, so a...
09-09-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Like pretty much everyone in LA I freak when it...

Like pretty much everyone in LA I freak when it rains and at least for now, am not hardcore enough to ride in such weather nor pretty much do anything else haha. We'll see, things may change and I...
09-09-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Cool Raleigh. To think, just two months ago I...

Cool Raleigh. To think, just two months ago I didn't even know what a mixte was and now I am full blown obsessed!
09-09-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By MegMC

That Moto is drop dead gorgeous! Drool

That Moto is drop dead gorgeous! Drool
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By MegMC

@Aubergine thanks for the keen eye! Well see how...

@Aubergine thanks for the keen eye! Well see how willing my husband is to indulge my unnecessary bike buying since hes the one with the bike rack.
09-08-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

The few times it rains here in LA it generally...

The few times it rains here in LA it generally pours in extreme amounts - such that I would probably not think of biking. I planned my wedding outdoors in January, which is a very LA thing to do but...
09-08-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Thanks guys! 52telecaster I have skipped...

Thanks guys!
52telecaster I have skipped fenders for now because ... it never rains in LA!
Aubergine thanks for the saddle feedback. I have heard lots of good stuff about Terry Butterfly. Once I...
09-07-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

It is incredibly virulent! Haha. Thanks for...

It is incredibly virulent! Haha.

Thanks for all the help!
09-07-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

My build is mostly complete! Swapped out...

My build is mostly complete!

Swapped out 27-inch wheels for 700c 9-speed wheelset off my Jamis road bike and swapped out new brake pads. Added 28-inch all-black Panaracer Pasela tires.

Next...
09-07-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By MegMC

Super helpful! Thanks.

Super helpful! Thanks.
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By MegMC

Evaluating Centurion Le Mans 12 Mixte

Can't see any clues or read component names in the photos on this Craigslist ad for a Centurion Mixte Le Mans 12. Hard to tell but looks like surface rust and maybe dried out tires. I have no need...
09-07-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By MegMC

Evaluating Centurion Le Mans 12 Mixte

UPDATE: Sorry meant to post to What's It Worth. Reposting there.

Can't see any clues or read component names in the photos on this Craigslist ad for a Centurion Mixte Le Mans 12. Hard to tell but...
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By MegMC

Amazing! Thanks so much for the info! Maybe I'll...

Amazing! Thanks so much for the info! Maybe I'll skip it. Doesn't sound too special and would likely be more trouble than it's worth.
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By MegMC

Nishiki womens non-mixte step through???

Hi does anyone know anything about this style of non-mixte step through Nishiki road bikes? Did Nishiki make them during a particular period and what bearing might that have on their quality and...
08-21-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Slowly making progress on this - got my Panaracer...

Slowly making progress on this - got my Panaracer Paselas 700x28 on and my new Ahearne Map Bar has arrived, just waiting for my new Soma Sutro stem (which is in between Technomic and standard height)...
08-15-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Actually I quite like these Rustines from Velo...

Actually I quite like these Rustines from Velo Orange Velouria posted about some time ago. I think they really fit the vintage-but-not-overly-romantic-vintage aesthetic I'm going for with my sportier...
08-15-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Thank you I'd love to see pics of a fellow...

Thank you I'd love to see pics of a fellow Sportour. Mine seems to be beige off white, though the catalogue I believe calls it Pearl Gray.
08-15-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Ordered myself some 700x28 Panaracer Pasela tires...

Ordered myself some 700x28 Panaracer Pasela tires and the Ahearne MAP handlebar (https://www.ahearnecycles.com/shop/ahearnemap-handlebar) which is extremely similar to the Velo Orange Milan, but for...
08-14-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

Thanks! that's super helpful Perhaps I'll...

Thanks! that's super helpful

Perhaps I'll see if my LBS has any old thumb shifters from builds. Seems like the most straightforward option, but the new bar end shifters on the Paul Thumbies do...
08-14-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By MegMC

goldenboy I don't really understand the function...

goldenboy I don't really understand the function of the Paul Thumbies. What would be needed for thumb shifters without them? Thanks
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