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02-01-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By pcb

Since somebody else saved me from myself by...

Since somebody else saved me from myself by buying this, just wanted to point out how cool the fixed conversion was done.

First thing to notice is the builder used a lower-than-usual dropout...
01-02-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By pcb

FS: '76 Strawberry/DiNucci Road Frame/Fork, 61.5st x 57.0tt

Price drop to $1,000.

'76 Strawberry/DiNucci Road frame/fork, 61.5st x 57.0tt: $1,000 pickup/paypal'd NJ metro; conti USA shipping OK with shipping arrangement/payment by buyer. Priced for...
12-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 58,512
Posted By pcb

And the weird 1x '74 Harry Quinn, which has seen...

And the weird 1x '74 Harry Quinn, which has seen a bunch of different builds and is an unphotographed Campy/S-A S3X build at the moment, will hang out for a while longer. Likely ditch the S3X for...
12-04-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 58,512
Posted By pcb

'72 Hetchins Italia should get prepped and go on...

'72 Hetchins Italia should get prepped and go on the block soon...

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12-04-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 58,512
Posted By pcb

This JP Weigle was built for a sea captain in...

This JP Weigle was built for a sea captain in '81, was moored here for a little while but recently found a new berth in California.

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10-18-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By pcb

Kato pewter belt buckle: ...

Kato pewter belt buckle:

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Fuji pewter belt buckle:

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...
10-16-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,525
Posted By pcb

'98 Rivendell Road Custom/Joe Starck ...

'98 Rivendell Road Custom/Joe Starck

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Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By pcb

These are nice frames, they are uncommon, and...

These are nice frames, they are uncommon, and they are sought after. I know more than a couple of folks who consider it/them to be among the nicest-riding frames they've ever had.

I would've...
10-14-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,767,679
Posted By pcb

And for the wrap-up, a pair of 1x restomod '82...

And for the wrap-up, a pair of 1x restomod '82 Columbines, also just posted a little further below in the "New classic frame" thread. The green Columbine has been modestly upgraded, will probably...
10-14-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,767,679
Posted By pcb

'83 DiNucci Sportif, w/Brian Baylis paint, 1x...

'83 DiNucci Sportif, w/Brian Baylis paint, 1x build & imperfectly fendered:
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10-14-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,767,679
Posted By pcb

One of my faves, recently sold, this '78 Kvale...

One of my faves, recently sold, this '78 Kvale had at least a couple different brifter builds under my tent. I don't recall ever giving it a vintage build? This went back to the previous owner, which...
10-14-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,767,679
Posted By pcb

'74 Harry Quinn Tourist, 1x SRAM build. Likely...

'74 Harry Quinn Tourist, 1x SRAM build. Likely built for either 5spd or internal gear use, the frame only has one shifter bz-on, left side, so a resto 1x build is kinda natural. This is one build...
10-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,844
Posted By pcb

Evolution...Devolution...A Tale, based on one of...

Evolution...Devolution...A Tale, based on one of my faves, a nice silver/gold-brown '82 Columbine Sport-Tour frameset.

I AM DEVO!!!!!!! Except when I'm not.

Also note the kissin' cousin...
10-12-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,844
Posted By pcb

I had some dialog with Panasonic USA a few years...

I had some dialog with Panasonic USA a few years ago, after running into two exploratory Pana Japan staffers manning an actual booth at NAHBS. Since this was a few years back, I'm definitely not...
09-19-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,257
Posted By pcb

Hmmm, 5 is a tough number. Lots of builders I...

Hmmm, 5 is a tough number. Lots of builders I like left off the table. Would definitely want Jim Merz on there, but decided to go with the last 3 because they're all still building.

1. Brian...
07-19-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By pcb

Japanese Steel From The Wayback Machine: '83 Fuji - Fukaya

Just found a couple of old-timey pix I hadn't seen in a long while, and hadn't ever scanned, from my first Japan sojourn. This would've been '83-'84 or so.

I was desperate for a bike, and the...
07-06-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By pcb

Very, very nice! So hard to find vintage Fujis...

Very, very nice! So hard to find vintage Fujis with good chrome.
06-14-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,165
Posted By pcb

Free? Freeee? Refund? Reeefund? Well, then,...

Free? Freeee? Refund? Reeefund?

Well, then, don't you deserve some cas$h anyway for your pain and suffering, or at least for your inconvenience? :p
06-14-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,165
Posted By pcb

Just want to give a tip-o-the-hat to Insidious C...

Just want to give a tip-o-the-hat to Insidious C for offering a full refund on an item he warned scarlson might fail. Also a chapeau to scarlson for saying he knew the job was dangerous when he took...
06-14-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By pcb

I understand where you're coming from, your frame...

I understand where you're coming from, your frame of reference. And I understand your frustration, thinking that all somebody has to do is place a few ads, and like with your car parts, you'd be...
06-13-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,165
Posted By pcb

There are non-tanged forks that aren't death...

There are non-tanged forks that aren't death forks, it's this specific Ishiwata fork model detailed in this post that's the problem.
06-13-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,098
Posted By pcb

Many things are possible given enough time,...

Many things are possible given enough time, money, mechanical aptitude and proper tools. Whether something is worth doing is another story.

If you google "derailleur hanger for horizontal dropout"...
06-13-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,897
Posted By pcb

Fuji Cycle Center of NJ '80-'83 Suntour USA...

Fuji Cycle Center of NJ '80-'83
Suntour USA '85-'88
Suntour Japan '89-90
Trek Japan '90-'99
Fuji America '99-'01

Hey Jeff, Euro-Asia was my account at Suntour USA, and Bob Hansing would always...
06-12-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,165
Posted By pcb

Ugh. Very glad _you_ suffered no damage! I've...

Ugh. Very glad _you_ suffered no damage! I've seen so many photos of those forks cracking, yet it seems like nobody gets hurt. Still, makes me totally question the wisdom of not immediately changing...
06-10-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,174
Posted By pcb

If I limit this to frames built before brifters...

If I limit this to frames built before brifters hit the market, which makes sense, I'm down to only 3 now. I guess some was the herd getting whittled down a bit, and a couple/few others got...
06-09-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By pcb

Hmmm, interesting. Care to elaborate? Handling?...

Hmmm, interesting. Care to elaborate? Handling? Comfort? That certain je nais se quoi? Or as the Fuji product guys would've said: nan to ka?

The Team certainly was a dialed-in rider, at an...
06-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 133,296
Posted By pcb

Who's the doofus in the background rudely...

Who's the doofus in the background rudely checking out t-shirts instead of listening to Peter's riveting tales? Some people!
05-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By pcb

Very nicely done, and thanks especially for the...

Very nicely done, and thanks especially for the step-by-step.

Also many thanks for finally giving me words to express what I now realize has always been my motto. I think I'll rephrase it a little...
05-13-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,404
Posted By pcb

I'm trying to not get too wrapped up in all this....

I'm trying to not get too wrapped up in all this.

In 1980 I could set up a touring bike with a 20.5" low gear: 26t TA Pro 5 Vis "Cyclotourist" triple front w/34t freewheel cog.
In 1981 I could...
05-12-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By pcb

Nothing really weird at all, it's just that the...

Nothing really weird at all, it's just that the auto-censor sensor software here won't show the last part of his name, because it deems part of it as a naughty word in English. Look at your post...
05-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,184
Posted By pcb

Holy Moly! So happy they're not my size, so my...

Holy Moly! So happy they're not my size, so my drool factor stays at 10 instead of going to 11.
05-12-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,404
Posted By pcb

I don't think you're wrong about there being a...

I don't think you're wrong about there being a strong streak of road-racer tendencies and blinders among production bike product managers, especially back in the day.

But what I'd say is back then...
05-11-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,179
Posted By pcb

All good things come to Jersey.....

All good things come to Jersey.....
05-10-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By pcb

Gotcha. I was replying to tricky's post asking...

Gotcha. I was replying to tricky's post asking whether the GP4K were still current or not.

There still looks to still be spotty new GP4K inventory at retailer level, but nothing cheap.
05-10-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By pcb

I don't see the GP4000 on conti's website any...

I don't see the GP4000 on conti's website any more, so I'm assuming they've officially been replaced by the GP5K. I don't know whether Conti still has GP4K inventory, or if what we're seeing is...
05-10-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,179
Posted By pcb

It does seem clear that our transport systems are...

It does seem clear that our transport systems are overstressed, with increased shipping delays for all carriers.

But I reckon the deliberate policy changes/decisions made by DeJoy and the usps...
05-10-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,618
Posted By pcb

That was an interesting time in the US bike...

That was an interesting time in the US bike market, with "racing" spec moving away from Euro-style long-course/stage geometry/clearances towards short-course/criterium tight/stiff/quick-handling...
05-10-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By pcb

Ignoring the cost issue for now, the GP4KSII...

Ignoring the cost issue for now, the GP4KSII 28-622/700c is known to run significantly wider than labeled, but I don't think the same is true for the 25mm versions. I've used the 28s, and they were...
05-09-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,889
Posted By pcb

I haven't ridden the Pasela Protites, so I can't...

I haven't ridden the Pasela Protites, so I can't say from actual experience. But the Gravel King Slick 35-700c were only around 315g on my scale, while the 35-700c Pasela Protites are 450g according...
05-09-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,889
Posted By pcb

I ride some GP5000/32-700c tires, very nice...

I ride some GP5000/32-700c tires, very nice tires. In my experience they get to the marked 32mm width on wider, modern rims, with inner widths of 19mm+. So they'll be at around 32mm on the Pacenti...
05-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By pcb

Absolutely spectacular! I was going to ask...

Absolutely spectacular! I was going to ask whether you had any neighbors shaking their heads, not understanding all that space devoted to mostly just push-bikes. Nice to know there are other bicycle...
05-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,889
Posted By pcb

Buncha stuff to sort out here, but tl;dr has...

Buncha stuff to sort out here, but tl;dr has pretty much already been covered: Frame was designed for 32-35mm 700c tires with 47-57mm calipers, and trying to go wider with 700c or 650b will only...
05-06-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,124
Posted By pcb

Lotta good points made so far, I'd say OP won't...

Lotta good points made so far, I'd say OP won't know until they try. Getting stuff you lusted for in your yout is a pretty common motivator for all collectors, I reckon.

My numbers have ebbed and...
05-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,179
Posted By pcb

I only use usps Priority for outgoing small...

I only use usps Priority for outgoing small stuff, and in general outgoing has been significantly smoother these past few months than Dec-Feb. My worst was a $500+ item shipped early Jan that took...
05-05-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,613
Posted By pcb

I know they're only NOS once, and these have been...

I know they're only NOS once, and these have been installed on a couple of builds, but I always talked myself out of riding them and subbed in something else. Pretty uncommon long-reach last-gen...
05-05-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By pcb

Panasonic, like the other very large Japanese...

Panasonic, like the other very large Japanese frame/bicycle mfrs, makes/made a very wide range of product from bottom-of-the-line to high-end custom workshop frames. The three traditionally biggest...
05-03-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 600,865
Posted By pcb

Nothing exciting, Part Deux... That left me...

Nothing exciting, Part Deux...

That left me without a grocery-getter, but I had an '82 Trek 614 frameset, with decent rattle-can touch-up and intact Death Fork, which has been sitting fallow for...
05-02-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By pcb

You did ask for "honest and unvarnished..." ...

You did ask for "honest and unvarnished..."

I think once the fender lines are fixed it'll be a lovely bike, and hopefully it rides as nice as it looks. I greatly dislike the cruelty of fender line...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By pcb

Others can address this better than me, but for...

Others can address this better than me, but for bikes like these there is a HUGE gulf between "clean them up" and "restore them." You could spend $3-$4k easily on "restoring" a Herse. $1k+ for the...
04-27-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,613
Posted By pcb

Didn't notice I posted two photos of the bottom...

Didn't notice I posted two photos of the bottom of the brown Fujita shoes, fixed it above, and I'll drop it here. Also a peek inside:
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