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08-04-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By pcb

Wow, three iconic, beautiful bikes, very...

Wow, three iconic, beautiful bikes, very attractively priced, just there for the buying! The Moto and Masi are fairly hard to come by, and most Raleigh Pros I see have been ridden hard, and put away...
07-28-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By pcb

As we used to say in my younger days, sano.

As we used to say in my younger days, sano.
07-08-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By pcb

Beautiful frame, and a beautiful build. Couldn't...

Beautiful frame, and a beautiful build. Couldn't have a more perfect restomod build, it all fits together so nicely!

As much as I always miss the stuff I sell off, seeing them get built and ridden...
06-25-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,769
Posted By pcb

But here's the thing---the bike dealer carried...

But here's the thing---the bike dealer carried multiple brands, and they needed to build bikes fast to be profitable, and they needed customers to be happy with their new bikes, and not be coming...
06-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,769
Posted By pcb

I wish it were that simple, wish we could have...

I wish it were that simple, wish we could have just blamed dealers, but that was not the case. Despite some individuals having few problems with Accushift, it performed badly in the marketplace, and...
06-13-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By pcb

Bump and a price drop, also including the...

Bump and a price drop, also including the painted-to-match Silca frame pump. Gotta clear some hooks!
06-09-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By pcb

[SOLD] FS: '82 Bernie Mikkelsen Road Special, 60.5cm st c-c x 56.5cm tt c-c: $325

[SOLD] '82 Bernie Mikkelsen Road Special, 60.5cm st c-c x 56.5cm tt c-c: $325 shipped conti USA only; payment via paypal Goods & Services

Frame/fork, seatpost binder bolt, dropout adjusters and...
04-01-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 155,087
Posted By pcb

Thanks! It's a 34t, lower than I'd want on...

Thanks! It's a 34t, lower than I'd want on something like this that wouldn't see a lot of trail/gravel. But that's what I had handy. I wouldn't go a whole lot bigger, probably 38t.
03-31-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 155,087
Posted By pcb

'80s Mikkelsen Road Special 650b conversion, with...

'80s Mikkelsen Road Special 650b conversion, with bologna-skin Pacenti Pari-Moto 650Bx38s and ultralight Schwalbe tubes. I was planning on selling the frameset, but wanted to try 650b on it first...
03-18-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 1,979,123
Posted By pcb

Thanks! SRAM 1x10, Red brifters, Red crank w/38t...

Thanks! SRAM 1x10, Red brifters, Red crank w/38t ring, 11-32t 10spd cassette, Force WiFli med-cage rder. It's not a wide-narrow 1x ring, and the rder has no clutch, but I haven't had any chain...
03-18-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 1,979,123
Posted By pcb

Maybe near-final build on this '78 Kvale Road?...

Maybe near-final build on this '78 Kvale Road? I'm about 10g away from dropping it below 20lbs. Just snagged the Panaracer EVO Competition SX 700x28s on Excel for only $29 each. They plump out to...
03-13-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,116
Posted By pcb

The following photo is of a restomod 1x10 build...

The following photo is of a restomod 1x10 build on a 2011 Waterford ST-22. I'm gonna finish tinkering on my '78 Kvale soon, the drivetrain doesn't look much different.

I'm thinking about doing a...
03-07-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,275
Posted By pcb

I've got two bikes on the cusp, both steel, one...

I've got two bikes on the cusp, both steel, one curvy/lugged and the other hi-tech OS/tig'd. The Kirk Terraplane was built not long after Kirk left Serotta and started building under his own name....
02-16-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By pcb

Hee-hee! Sometimes I do things right. Didn't post...

Hee-hee! Sometimes I do things right. Didn't post the Surly here, not really a C&V/CR-kinda steed:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4851/46019421705_90f9978428_c.jpg
02-10-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By pcb

FS: Katakura Silk Road Frameset 62x56.5cm: $250 Shipped Conti USA

'80s Katakura Silk frameset: $250 shipped conti USA; paypal G&S
This is an '80s Katakura Silk road frameset, tall and chrome. The Silk frameworks were close to a US military in Japan (Iwakuni?), so...
02-10-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By pcb

[SOLD] FS: Rob Stowe/Phase 3 Road '80s Frameset 61x58.5: $200 Shipped

[SOLD] Rob Stowe/Phase 3 Frameset 61x58.5: $200 shipped conti USA; paypal G&S

Pix here, and here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsk4hRDyg
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYrNGe6

Includes frame, original fork,...
02-06-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By pcb

PSA/Show Us Yours? Waterford 22-Series Fixed Road on Ebay 58cm on Ebay

(I did some cut-pasting here, and the post looked really weird, so I'm editing for 3rd or 4th time now...)

There's a very cool Waterford 22-series road/fixed bike listed on ebay, owned by the...
02-06-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,479
Posted By pcb

Thanks! Definitely a keeper. I wound up ditching...

Thanks! Definitely a keeper. I wound up ditching the carbon SRAM Force crankset for a Dura-Ace, maybe 7800? It was barely 20g heavier, and little more slivery. It's also got a lighter Force 22...
02-04-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,479
Posted By pcb

Rule #1...

Rule #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.
Rule #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) : It's...
12-31-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By pcb

Toei has already been mentioned, not listed in...

Toei has already been mentioned, not listed in the All Catalog, and I forgot to include them.

Alps is another name I remember, from Cycle Sport and Bicycle Club magazine ads. I think they were...
12-31-18, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By pcb

I suppose we'd need to clarify/define...

I suppose we'd need to clarify/define terms/categories, and all that fun stuff. I'd start off with only frames actually built in Japan, kinda Duh!, but I know some Japanese dealers, with their own...
12-30-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By pcb

Back in the day I added bottle cage mounts,...

Back in the day I added bottle cage mounts, w/star reinforcements, to customers' frames and a couple of my own that were getting repaints. None were particularly rare or had any historic value. And...
12-30-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,769
Posted By pcb

That was most of the important parts, except for...

That was most of the important parts, except for the brakes/levers. There were Sprint pedals, but I don't think pedal spec was as important as ders/shifters/brakes. Don't think there was a Sprint...
12-30-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,769
Posted By pcb

As I read it, the original question, 12yrs...

As I read it, the original question, 12yrs ago(!), was why can't the OP find info/evidence of a full Sprint 9000 group. The discussion evolved a bit since then.

The whole Suntour story/demise is...
12-30-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,769
Posted By pcb

Love these zombie threads... Ole was born...

Love these zombie threads...

Ole was born out of a misunderstanding between Suntour and West Coast Cycle/Nishiki. WCC was in Japan for product meetings, with Bob Margevicius heading up the WCC...
10-31-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By pcb

Just pulled mine from the garage to clean 'er up....

Just pulled mine from the garage to clean 'er up. No serial# or any other discernible stampings/engravings under the bb shell, fer sure.

Many frame details are very similar---lug type, general lug...
10-31-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By pcb

Oh, wow! I was pretty sure mine didn't have a...

Oh, wow! I was pretty sure mine didn't have a ser#, and I was pretty sure Bernie confirmed it, but that discussion was a dozen years ago. Clearly my memory ain't what it used to be.

I don't have a...
10-31-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By pcb

Here's my '74, resto-mod: ...

Here's my '74, resto-mod:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1967/43837698190_554874123a_b.jpg
10-31-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By pcb

I'm sure there are other Mikkelsen threads here....

I'm sure there are other Mikkelsen threads here. bamab2's frame does look very nice. Bernie's known for building fast, but that doesn't mean he didn't make 'em pretty. My '82ish Mikkelsen is similar...
10-31-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By pcb

I've never done a deep dive into the "proper"...

I've never done a deep dive into the "proper" orientation of that brake bridge, and, yes, if we're reading it right---not a lot of it showing. Anyhow, I found enough examples of both orientations...
10-29-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By pcb

You're definitely spot-on that absolutely nothing...

You're definitely spot-on that absolutely nothing about Suntour indexing was KISS, and Shimano's quicker setup and near-zero need for after-service was a giant nail in Suntour's coffin.

But it...
10-29-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,660
Posted By pcb

Lotta nice images, and helpful hints here. I'd...

Lotta nice images, and helpful hints here. I'd say that composition, lighting & exposure are the basics for any strong, compelling photo, regardless of hardware. A well-seen, well-captured smartphone...
10-28-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By pcb

Er, I have a '74 Quinn, a UK build, but don't...

Er, I have a '74 Quinn, a UK build, but don't know a whole lot about the marque. Or Miki, for that matter. T--Mar's the guy you want!
10-28-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,434
Posted By pcb

In the spirit of Halloween, I'm reviving this...

In the spirit of Halloween, I'm reviving this zombie thread. SCARY!!!! Whooooo-haaaa-haaaaa-haaaaaa!

This week's 1x conversion, a 2005 Waterford RS22, with Richard Sachs Newvex lugs. Converted...
10-28-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 1,979,123
Posted By pcb

One more 1x, this time an '05 Waterford RS-22,...

One more 1x, this time an '05 Waterford RS-22, with Richard Sachs Newvex lugs. SRAM Force/Force 10spd. Previously Shimano Ultregra 2x10 STI.
...
10-24-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,843
Posted By pcb

Sorry, didn't see this first time around. Neat...

Sorry, didn't see this first time around. Neat that we had sequential frames!

I sold both frames a few years back, so I'm currently Stout-less. I do miss having one around.

I wasn't the...
10-21-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 1,979,123
Posted By pcb

This '01 Waterford RS11 is still a...

This '01 Waterford RS11 is still a teenager---here in NJ it would just be getting its driver's license. I think I posted some earlier 2x brifter-equipped pix further back in this thread, but it has...
10-21-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 1,979,123
Posted By pcb

Looks very nice, especially for your first...

Looks very nice, especially for your first build---sweet!

And don't sell your Allez short as not particularly special. It was a production bike, but it was a production bike designed by Mark...
10-08-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,237
Posted By pcb

Got 3 pumpkins left, somewhat modern-ish and...

Got 3 pumpkins left, somewhat modern-ish and resto-moddy---

'90 Fuquay/Serotta Custom 'Cross
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1914/43378192410_46cd7962e6_b.jpg

'08 Waterford X-14 'Cross/Grinder...
09-12-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,424
Posted By pcb

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4246/34826551771_c3...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4246/34826551771_c35c41e666_h.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4199/34036471904_88653d2e98_h.jpg
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09-12-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By pcb

Yessir, Suntour USA '84-'87, Maeda Kogyo '88-'89....

Yessir, Suntour USA '84-'87, Maeda Kogyo '88-'89. Joined the season of "doesn't click, doesn't sell," and it was mostly a slow death spiral from there. Mostly great folks with mostly great...
09-10-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By pcb

You could argue that in the pre-indexing world....

You could argue that in the pre-indexing world. From '83-'84 onwards there were lots of under-designed, insufficiently-tested Suntour products rushed to market.
09-10-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By pcb

Berto IMO is off on some of the details, but his...

Berto IMO is off on some of the details, but his general outline is pretty accurate. Maeda was hurting for both capital and manpower at a time when ATBs and indexing were increasing product...
09-10-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By pcb

Suntour was just a brand name, owned by Maeda...

Suntour was just a brand name, owned by Maeda Industries. Maeda Ind. was the driving force behind everything branded Suntour. When Maeda (meaning chairman J. Kawai) perceived a need to offer complete...
09-10-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By pcb

I never knew the exact relationship between Maeda...

I never knew the exact relationship between Maeda and Sanshin, but I assumed Maeda was at least a majority shareholder, since Sanshin's president was the son of Maeda's chairman, J. Kawai. Those...
09-07-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By pcb

Bump with update. The following are still...

Bump with update. The following are still available:

Frost River Echo Trail bags/2
'dice Super C Front Panniers
Both rack-top bags

Thanks for helping with my basement clutter!
09-05-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By pcb

Still available---PM replied to.

Still available---PM replied to.
09-04-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By pcb

Second/last small Acorn bag is SOLD, pending...

Second/last small Acorn bag is SOLD, pending funds.
09-03-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By pcb

XC Sport was designed to be cheaper than XC, so...

XC Sport was designed to be cheaper than XC, so possibly lower-quality metal for the caliper arms. I'd suspect the resin rollers were primarily to lower production costs. But all those details were...
09-03-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By pcb

FS: Acorn/Berthoud/Carradice/Frost River Bags & Panniers

I have a bunch of nice canvas/leather retro-flavored bags to move through. Prices include shipping in the continental USA. Payment via paypal Goods and Services onegai shimasu.

I'm grouping these...
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