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05-21-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By PugRider

I've worked on a few Terry bikes and ridden a...

I've worked on a few Terry bikes and ridden a Terry and a Nishiki with the 700c/24" combo. Even being way too tall, they are nice bikes to ride. And one Terry I refurbished inside-out was just a...
05-21-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By PugRider

Those Cardiff saddles seem like a screaming deal...

Those Cardiff saddles seem like a screaming deal if they're decent
03-22-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 445,874
Posted By PugRider

Yeah good luck with the double-triple 10s...

Yeah good luck with the double-triple 10s shifting issue, a lot going on there. As far as the FD goes, before you go drilling, I've done this twice now to good effect. I installed a downtube cable...
01-22-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 563,695
Posted By PugRider

No pics, so why even bother, but on a whim...

No pics, so why even bother, but on a whim yesterday I rebuilt a freewheel for the first time--modern 7-speed Shimano. I'll usually try anything with bike repair, but I had always been intimidated by...
01-20-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By PugRider

At the co-op I volunteer at, we are awash in old...

At the co-op I volunteer at, we are awash in old road bikes. As others have said, people who aren't fully immersed in cycling and just want something to ride want 26-ers (we really haven't reached...
01-20-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By PugRider

Honestly I would buy both. The Schwinn KOM is a...

Honestly I would buy both. The Schwinn KOM is a pretty nice bike, and it's only $50 (if it's even still available). Old Diamondbacks are great, and this one is on the higher end of their offerings...
12-30-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,075
Posted By PugRider

My collection is getting a little bloated, and I...

My collection is getting a little bloated, and I had bigger plans to sell four or five bikes go toward the purchase of a modern MTB, but the only one I was able to let go was the Centurion. As...
12-08-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,338
Posted By PugRider

There is a "show off your rockhopper" thread or...

There is a "show off your rockhopper" thread or whatever kicking around here somewhere...
I don't have many more pics of my SS, but I should lol. It's (I think) a slightly newer model compared to...
12-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,338
Posted By PugRider

The world is your oyster, do whatever you feel...

The world is your oyster, do whatever you feel like with it! Think about what you have in your stable already, and what type of build would fill a niche you haven't filled yet. I've rehabbed a few of...
12-05-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By PugRider

I am a glutton for punishment with grimy old...

I am a glutton for punishment with grimy old projects--this is what I can recommend:

+1 to mineral spirits, great for bearing cages and other small parts with greasy little nooks and crannies....
11-29-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By PugRider

Love your homebrew tool, I was too late to the...

Love your homebrew tool, I was too late to the party to suggest a set of smaller-size needle-nose pliers usually does the job with a little pressure, if they are not too seized up in there. Lovely...
11-27-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By PugRider

Hey, at least you're still riding something. ...

Hey, at least you're still riding something.

And you still have all the Modern Lovers tracks...
11-14-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By PugRider

I should add that if it's a 9-speed, it's...

I should add that if it's a 9-speed, it's probably a cartridge bottom bracket. If it feels nice and smooth, leave it in. If not, replace it.
11-14-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By PugRider

Gary Fishers are great bikes, Big Sur is really...

Gary Fishers are great bikes, Big Sur is really nice, ones I have worked on have been 9-speeds. As for where to start, look around the Classic & Vintage forums for a while. Cleaning isn't a big deal;...
11-10-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By PugRider

Yes 8 speed chain is the way to go for anything,...

Yes 8 speed chain is the way to go for anything, well, up to 8 speeds. Changing a chain sounds daunting to someone just getting into wrenching, but once you have the chain tool, you are good to go,...
11-06-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By PugRider

Well that's interesting, you almost never see...

Well that's interesting, you almost never see Marin road bikes around. Although I have to laugh, I immediately thought the donor bike is kinda neat, too. I would probably end up building that one up,...
10-28-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,879
Posted By PugRider

Good luck, and give that bar wrap a try. Most...

Good luck, and give that bar wrap a try. Most tape these days is pretty forgiving, if you screw up you get do-overs! And as far as the overall build goes, good luck, and don't be so hard on yourself....
10-13-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,215
Posted By PugRider

Nothing against HardRocks, they are nice bikes,...

Nothing against HardRocks, they are nice bikes, but it's good to see you don't seem married to the idea. Prices are wonky these days with everything bike-related, but you may find you're paying a...
09-22-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,066
Posted By PugRider

There's a lot of good analysis/advice in this...

There's a lot of good analysis/advice in this thread. I have a few bikes that fit the bill, and I love all three of them.

I built up this Univega Gran Turismo over the winter with hopes of doing...
07-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By PugRider

I built up a 2009 Fuji SST a few years ago, and I...

I built up a 2009 Fuji SST a few years ago, and I love it. Full carbon fork, aero mast-style seatpost, 53/39 10s, won't fit anything bigger than 23c. It's a crazy beast, but I consciously think about...
05-24-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By PugRider

If you're not steering clear of modern saddles, I...

If you're not steering clear of modern saddles, I can second the Brooks cambium endorsement, and my butt has never met a WTB saddle it didn't like. I seem to gravitate toward their "Rocket" model.
05-16-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18,877
Views: 2,317,652
Posted By PugRider

Had a wonderful, 25-mile mixed-terrain ride in...

Had a wonderful, 25-mile mixed-terrain ride in the Shutesbury/Pelham area (just west of the Quabbin Reservoir, which supplies Boston's drinking water). The farther west you go in Massachusetts, the...
05-01-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,591
Posted By PugRider

Super cool, enjoy! I love running into...

Super cool, enjoy! I love running into franken-builds where you can tell the person kinda knew what they wanted to do, or at least they had access to decent parts.
03-25-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By PugRider

Beautiful bike! It didn't take long at all, maybe...

Beautiful bike! It didn't take long at all, maybe half an hour, with added time because the bike was in the garage and my vice is in the basement lol. It was actually kinda fun. The 3/16 rod was a...
03-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By PugRider

Forum came through big time

A big thanks to Prowler for a thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/951525-handlebar-bag-alternate-mounting-rack-several-photos.html) a few years back on making his own bracket for an...
03-15-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By PugRider

Yeah, guess you do have cantis on there. Advice...

Yeah, guess you do have cantis on there. Advice remains the same--new pads--I would definitely splurge on some Kool Stops--and cables may go a long way in improving feel. Some riders have trouble...
02-20-21, 08:02 AM
02-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By PugRider

In my experience, there's no such thing as a bad...

In my experience, there's no such thing as a bad Univega. Always well-thought out and well-spec'ed, even at the lower end. Easy to work on, they will take almost any modern upgrade. Slightly...
01-17-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,142
Posted By PugRider

Awesome, Iím near the end of a very similar Gran...

Awesome, Iím near the end of a very similar Gran Turismo build myself, love how yours turned out. Maybe Iím just noticing it, but I seem to be seeing an uptick in touring interest going on here...
12-20-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,494
Posted By PugRider

3x8 bar ends for a kinda weird Univega Gran...

3x8 bar ends for a kinda weird Univega Gran Turismo project Iíve got cookiní. Irrationally excited that they came with cables. ...
11-08-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By PugRider

On my winter/rain bike, I have a road double FD...

On my winter/rain bike, I have a road double FD shifting a 48/34 crankset and it works perfectly, and I was nervous about it. So you never know, I guess.
11-07-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By PugRider

I have an Ultegra 6503 FD on my Miyata Alumicross...

I have an Ultegra 6503 FD on my Miyata Alumicross and it is without a doubt the best, most trouble-free FD I’ve had. In fact, when I’m riding that bike it’s the only time I’ve ever actually noticed...
11-03-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,494
Posted By PugRider

Made this same investment a few years ago and it...

Made this same investment a few years ago and it has been a wonderful addition to the toolbox. Get a few washers to tighten the wrench to the bb and you will be able to nearly get anything off....
10-16-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By PugRider

Good for you, I hope you take a few pics of the...

Good for you, I hope you take a few pics of the process. Nice score, two decent bikes there, paint looks presentable, in the photos at least. Get some Evaporust or Barkeeper's Friend and go to town.
09-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,520,281
Posted By PugRider

Make sure you don't throw out that bike trailer...

Make sure you don't throw out that bike trailer attachment!
08-29-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,757
Posted By PugRider

You can use a regular headset wrench for it. The...

You can use a regular headset wrench for it. The overall size is the same.
08-09-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By PugRider

Cool 24"/700c Centurion Ironman

Framingham, MA
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08-07-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,026
Posted By PugRider

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever...

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever ridden was an 8-speed on a Bianchi Eros I refreshed for a friend. I just loved how the front shifter was more of a friction/microadjust, particularly...
07-16-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 119,087
Posted By PugRider

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Took this on its first proper ride today, it was...
07-14-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,646
Posted By PugRider

You shouldn't have a problem sourcing a new or...

You shouldn't have a problem sourcing a new or used replacement crankset, but a few things can be tricky. One, is that front derailleur is meant to shift that 48t big ring. If you got, say, a 42t...
07-08-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By PugRider

I refurbed this for a friend, it's a lovely,...

I refurbed this for a friend, it's a lovely, light bike. Not sure exact weight, but it's a Univega Sportour and it has double-butted tubes, a (mostly) Shimano 600 drivetrain and really light Araya...
06-16-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,362
Posted By PugRider

I've been doing "homework" for the co-op and...

I've been doing "homework" for the co-op and needed a quick pair of 26'' presta tubes to push a build over the finish line last night (my preferred LBS owner has been so out straight trying to keep...
06-09-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,731
Posted By PugRider

Miyata Alumicross. One of the most comfortable...

Miyata Alumicross. One of the most comfortable bikes I've had the pleasure of riding.
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05-03-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 3,657,829
Posted By PugRider

Bravo. Love this kind of stuff. Well-done!

Bravo. Love this kind of stuff. Well-done!
04-20-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,646
Posted By PugRider

Don't get too far ahead of yourself. I'd keep...

Don't get too far ahead of yourself. I'd keep riding it around, you might find everything works just fine and doesn't need to be replaced. And before I worried about the chain and freewheel/cassette...
04-13-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,552,915
Posted By PugRider

Lovely bike, so nicely done. My Paris Express is...

Lovely bike, so nicely done. My Paris Express is the bike that got me back into riding eight years ago. It was my all-rounder for a while, but now it's been set up for errands and such. It's a little...
04-03-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,200
Posted By PugRider

As someone who has long been on a vision quest...

As someone who has long been on a vision quest for a taller, decent-quality mixte, I'd say go for that Koga-Miyata. Beautiful frame there. You could compromise on the tire thing--I was a 25c diehard...
04-02-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 144,534
Posted By PugRider

Wow, grab that Panasonic. They made Schwinns for...

Wow, grab that Panasonic. They made Schwinns for years, so close enough!
Forum: Northeast
02-25-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By PugRider

I've done it twice, but the weather has been...

I've done it twice, but the weather has been dreadful the past two years. It is an ABSOLUTE BLAST and I hope the weather holds out this year, at least temperature-wise. My wife and I do it. We make a...
02-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 1,259,535
Posted By PugRider

Hey peeps, just figured I'd update you all on an...

Hey peeps, just figured I'd update you all on an '86 Ironman project I took on a few weeks ago.
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