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05-23-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By PugRider

+1 to earlier points in praise of Univegas. Great...

+1 to earlier points in praise of Univegas. Great bikes, yours just may be a bit heavier, that's all.
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
05-20-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By PugRider

Very nice, thoughtful build. Another mixte given...

Very nice, thoughtful build. Another mixte given new life!
04-21-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By PugRider

I've done a few old Treks with that style of...

I've done a few old Treks with that style of cable routing, I wish I took good pics at the time. If I recall there is a special clamp on the derailleur that is actually a full housing cable stop, and...
04-18-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By PugRider

As has been mentioned, you may find yourself not...

As has been mentioned, you may find yourself not needing much more than what's on there, but if you do want something a little more robust, I wouldn't go crazy with high-end stuff, either, at least...
04-13-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By PugRider

Sweet ride, looks great. There are plenty of (I'm...

Sweet ride, looks great. There are plenty of (I'm assuming 22.2) stem options out there; a little shorter length, or something with a tiny bit of rise might do you good. But your actual handlebars...
04-10-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By PugRider

Nearly mint bikes are such a joy. Agree...

Nearly mint bikes are such a joy. Agree wholeheartedly with john903 , I help run a community bike shop and you never quite feel good about working on bikes that come to you in downright scary...
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...
03-20-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,452
Posted By PugRider

This is pretty close to where I'm at on this....

This is pretty close to where I'm at on this. When I do a little work on the side fixing bikes for friends or their friends, I usually just get the bike from them and say it will take me a few days....
03-03-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By PugRider

I refurbished an old RB-2 a while back....

I refurbished an old RB-2 a while back. Super-interesting bike, and just FYI it was a smaller size than you have there, but I fit 700x35c commuter-type tires in there no problem. I've worked on a few...
02-25-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By PugRider

Nice bike, at any rate. Looks well-sorted.

Nice bike, at any rate. Looks well-sorted.
02-21-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,147
Posted By PugRider

Beautiful find, what a time machine. Although I,...

Beautiful find, what a time machine. Although I, too, don't understand why 105 has fallen out of fashion all of a sudden. It is great stuff, particularly that era, and was pretty high-level spec in...
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By PugRider

Looks like a Univega Sportour. There's no such...

Looks like a Univega Sportour. There's no such thing as a bad Univega, in my opinion. It's an awful photo, but I've seen these outfitted with Shimano 600 Arabesque, which is good stuff. This wouldn't...
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....
12-01-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,907
Posted By PugRider

I'm always on the lookout for a GT Tachyon in all...

I'm always on the lookout for a GT Tachyon in all of its 700D weirdness. My day will come!
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...
11-25-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By PugRider

On the rack question, I have bent Blackburns to...

On the rack question, I have bent Blackburns to fit, no problem. Just go slow, be gentle, and keep test fitting--you don't want to be going back and forth.

On the bottom bracket/chain stay...
11-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,268
Posted By PugRider

I generally agree that the local used market is a...

I generally agree that the local used market is a better option than Walmart/department store bikes, but if you're not into wrenching or don't know what to look for as far as trouble spots on a used...
11-15-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By PugRider

Great job with the build, nice and simple, I like...

Great job with the build, nice and simple, I like it.

--I hear you on the gearing, there's no way around it, that Shimano 600 stuff is gorgeous and light, and it seems a shame not to use it, but...
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...
09-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By PugRider

Aaahhh, that explains it. Yeah, no worries at...

Aaahhh, that explains it. Yeah, no worries at $50. Enjoy!
09-28-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By PugRider

Lovely bike, you did a super job with it. I've...

Lovely bike, you did a super job with it. I've tried a few fork straightening sessions with little luck, so good for you for going to the bike shop. However, I know I shouldn't be surprised, but it...
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...
09-16-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,949
Posted By PugRider

If that's a Park Tool pin wrench you can order...

If that's a Park Tool pin wrench you can order replacement pins, same thing happened to me last year.
07-25-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,912
Posted By PugRider

Yes, yes, yes! Our co-op is bursting at the seams...

Yes, yes, yes! Our co-op is bursting at the seams with interesting old road bikes, but if I had a nickel for every person who gets scared away by "those skinny tires" I'd be rich. Also, multiple...
07-11-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By PugRider

I totally get what you're saying, I guess I'm...

I totally get what you're saying, I guess I'm just such a comprehensive bike dork that I geek out about GXP bottom brackets, Cane Creek integrated headsets, bladed spokes and torque specs, too. And...
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...
05-09-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By PugRider

Nice job on the refurb. Watch a Park Tool video...

Nice job on the refurb. Watch a Park Tool video on truing or whatever pops up on YouTube. It's a good skill to have, and once you get the hang of it it's pretty straightforward.
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.
05-01-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,902
Posted By PugRider

It could be as easy as loosening the high limit...

It could be as easy as loosening the high limit screw a little bit. If that doesn't do the trick look at cable tension, old cable friction, kinks, etc.
04-29-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,053
Posted By PugRider

Seems like you have a good plan of attack, and...

Seems like you have a good plan of attack, and the bike appears to be in very good shape, which is half the battle. With regard to wheels, if it was me, I would repack the wheel bearings, true them...
04-22-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By PugRider

I thought I first saw it at Sheldon's, but I'm...

I thought I first saw it at Sheldon's, but I'm having trouble finding it. But one tip I recently discovered is to use a loose roller from a chain, pick it up with a set of needle-nose pliers, and fit...
04-11-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By PugRider

It's the same deal with their all-aluminum frames...

It's the same deal with their all-aluminum frames from the same era. Along with other forum peeps, I had good luck with JB Weld, bought me another two seasons. I never replaced the screw, and...
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...
03-25-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By PugRider

Good question, because tire choice is sort of the...

Good question, because tire choice is sort of the final unresolved wildcard, in my head at least.

Thanks! Those are 700x32 Ritchey Speedmax tires, but they measure out to about 34mm on the rims....
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