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04-28-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 157,780
Posted By ElliotSF

Hello T-Mar and other Miyata experts: Is this...

Hello T-Mar and other Miyata experts: Is this bike a Miyata? Chrome? If so, which model? Thanks.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/6866043695.html
02-12-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 369,617
Posted By ElliotSF

Univega Gran Rally circa 1986 in pearlescent...

Univega Gran Rally circa 1986 in pearlescent coral color (aka pink):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BySv3cYuQv47bFNmcXFtQ3g2Z00
12-12-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,814
Posted By ElliotSF

Thanks for the reminder, JJ. I think it's good to...

Thanks for the reminder, JJ. I think it's good to be supportive with everyone, but especially with people who are new to bicycling and/or new to C&V. The first few posts I made on this forum were...
12-12-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By ElliotSF

As it happens, Reed does indeed work in...

As it happens, Reed does indeed work in computers, for a tech company. But he's a good bike mechanic, too.
12-11-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By ElliotSF

Yes, it's ideal if you and your bike(s) are in...

Yes, it's ideal if you and your bike(s) are in San Francisco, so you can ride to Reed's place for tube measurement. But if anyone really wanted to send a frame to him and pay for return shipment,...
12-11-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By ElliotSF

New Database of Bike Tubing Measurements

Holiday Greetings C&Vers,

Wondering why that old bike of yours rides so well? Is it the tubing? Check out this database that shows the tubing specs of actual bikes, as measured by a precise...
10-19-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By ElliotSF

RobbieTunes wrote: ". . . It all came out of...

RobbieTunes wrote:

". . . It all came out of my chance visit to Swift Cycles in Niles, Michigan. A non-fiction shop, doing non-fiction work on non-fiction bikes for non-fiction people. It is not a...
10-12-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,961
Posted By ElliotSF

"If you could afford a quality modern bike, would...

"If you could afford a quality modern bike, would you choose it over a quality classic bike?"

No. I'll stick with my 1969 Raleigh Competition with Reynolds 531 frame and chrome Nervex lugs. That...
09-28-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By ElliotSF

raleighrenew: To clean up the components, I...

raleighrenew: To clean up the components, I suggest you consult the experts in this Classic & Vintage thread:
...
03-09-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By ElliotSF

Beautiful bike! Gotta be one of the best deals of...

Beautiful bike! Gotta be one of the best deals of this young year.
12-03-17, 01:34 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 46,630
Posted By ElliotSF

Austro-Daimler Vent Noir mixte. First generation,...

Austro-Daimler Vent Noir mixte. First generation, with the black finish.
12-02-17, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By ElliotSF

Beautiful bike! I think Ben Lawee of Univega made...

Beautiful bike! I think Ben Lawee of Univega made many good choices in paint color and in finish, too, with metallic and pearlescent finishes. In some years, I prefer a Univega frame to its Miyata...
09-12-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,518
Posted By ElliotSF

Whoa! Flog, you transformed that old Raleigh.

Whoa! Flog, you transformed that old Raleigh.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By ElliotSF

Thanks, all! I thought the price was on the high...

Thanks, all! I thought the price was on the high side. (Regarding the rim stickers: I'm guessing they differ in color because the rear rim has 36 spokes and the front rim has 32. Different stickers...
06-26-17, 12:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,919
Posted By ElliotSF

I, too, just the other day discovered that my...

I, too, just the other day discovered that my Tektro R559s didn't have enough reach (for the rear of my Rivendell Rambouillet). So I ordered these AICAN C-brake shoes:

AICAN Aluminum Bike Bicycle...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By ElliotSF

I think the price is fair. Note that the forks,...

I think the price is fair. Note that the forks, as well as the frame, are Reynolds 531, and they have the chrome crown, too.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By ElliotSF

Value of wheelset: Phil Wood hubs, Wolber TX Profil rims?

Value of wheelset made of Phil Wood freewheel hubs laced to Wolber TX Profil rims with Wheelsmith spokes? Look to be excellent condition. New Pasela tires included. Skewers, too.
...
11-24-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By ElliotSF

Thanks, everybody, for your help (I'm honored...

Thanks, everybody, for your help (I'm honored that T-Mar weighed in). I'm pretty well convinced that the cranks are XC Pro.

Happy holidays to everyone.
11-24-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By ElliotSF

According to this thread, Suntour XC Pro...

According to this thread,

Suntour XC Pro vs. XC Comp-crankset differences? | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=113394)

the XC Pro crank arms look like the arms on my...
11-23-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By ElliotSF

Suntour Crankset: XC Pro or XC Comp?

Attention Suntour experts: Are these cranks XC Comp (see the label on the spider) or XC Pro (see the "XCP" on the arms)? Anomaly? Mistake at the factory? Collector's item? Just an idle question on...
09-27-16, 12:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,066
Posted By ElliotSF

Brazing the brake levers and then baking them in...

Brazing the brake levers and then baking them in the oven? Wow. This is an amazing restoration. Thanks, realsteel, for all the step-by-step pictures and details.
09-14-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 22,859
Posted By ElliotSF

realsteel: May I ask how your clear coat --...

realsteel: May I ask how your clear coat -- that is, the Humbrol gloss clear varnish -- is holding up? Also, could you elaborate on the pads that you used to apply it? Humbrol recommends a brush...
Replies: 26
Views: 16,419
Posted By ElliotSF

Astonishing achievement--and a great ride report,...

Astonishing achievement--and a great ride report, too! Thanks for posting it.
07-09-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,265
Posted By ElliotSF

There should be a sticky thread that contains all...

There should be a sticky thread that contains all of RobbieTunes' odes to Centurions. Seriously.
07-09-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By ElliotSF

I don't follow the BMX market so I didn't know it...

I don't follow the BMX market so I didn't know it was hot. But then I should have guessed that something was up when, two years ago, I bought some old Campy mountain bike pedals at a garage sale for...
07-09-15, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By ElliotSF

Which C&V bikes and components are hot lately?

Two days ago a 57cm Austro-Daimler Vent Noir (the matte black model with black Dura-Ace) in very good condition sold on eBay for $455. I'm thinking that a few years ago it might have fetched a higher...
06-16-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By ElliotSF

A public "thank you!" to Rootboy for such...

A public "thank you!" to Rootboy for such well-made, well-packaged Tire Savers. Prompt shipping, too!
05-19-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,583
Posted By ElliotSF

Davester, Pastor Bob, and others who have...

Davester, Pastor Bob, and others who have knowledge and facts to share: If there's even a chance that Simple Green eats aluminum, and also a good chance that it doesn't always remove stubborn grease...
05-18-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,583
Posted By ElliotSF

"If I bought what I needed, and it went into my...

"If I bought what I needed, and it went into my bearings instead of on my hands, into shop towels and such, it would HAVE to be better for the environment." < Good point! I agree that a plastic tube...
05-18-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,583
Posted By ElliotSF

Thanks to those of you who replied with useful...

Thanks to those of you who replied with useful and constructive information. For the record, I'm not that big a tree hugger (not that there's anything wrong with that), and I realize that very little...
05-17-15, 10:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,583
Posted By ElliotSF

Any Good Grease That is Environmentally Friendly?

Is synthetic grease more earth-friendly than non-synthetic grease? I ask because, after spending an hour reading "which grease should I use?' threads, I've narrowed my purchase options to these...
07-07-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,456
Posted By ElliotSF

Beautiful bike! Great job cleaning it up!...

Beautiful bike! Great job cleaning it up! Sometimes I think that grease and oil (and perhaps a layer of grime, too) don't merely protect old bikes but actually nourish the paint somehow. (Last year I...
04-19-14, 12:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,256
Posted By ElliotSF

Two moments: 1) Two years ago I found and...

Two moments:

1) Two years ago I found and bought, from San Francisco Craigslist, a Miyata 1000LT for $250.

2) A few weeks ago, a well-known bike designer looked at my commuter, a 1983 Univega...
06-04-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 369,617
Posted By ElliotSF

A Gran Sprint for $20? That's insane....

A Gran Sprint for $20? That's insane. Congratulations!
03-05-13, 02:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,360
Posted By ElliotSF

Thanks, all! Because of your encouragement, I...

Thanks, all! Because of your encouragement, I just today bought on eBay an LX M581. Brand new for $22. Am excited to try it.
03-03-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,360
Posted By ElliotSF

Derailleurs: Old Suntour versus brand-new Deore?

If, at the risk of blasphemy, you were to buy a contemporary long-cage rear derailleur for a forthcoming project, would a Shimano Deore (M591 SGS) be a good choice? I ask because while I love my...
03-02-13, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By ElliotSF

Warren: I have a Univega SupraSport that's...

Warren: I have a Univega SupraSport that's similar to your bike, and I live in SF. To tame the hills, I installed a Shimano Megarange freewheel and a Suntour long-cage derailleur. I also ditched my...
09-08-12, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By ElliotSF

Diamond lugs and Cyclone, too? Beautiful!

Diamond lugs and Cyclone, too? Beautiful!
08-06-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By ElliotSF

Which E-bike for My Father in Law?

Advice, please? My father-in-law is eager to buy an e-bike for recreational riding on mostly flat terrain with a few hills here and there. He spotted an ad for Busettii bikes and he's wondering about...
07-21-12, 12:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,843
Posted By ElliotSF

Wow! A Touring Series IV in green with gold? You...

Wow! A Touring Series IV in green with gold? You must have good karma. Congratulations on your find!
07-17-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 369,617
Posted By ElliotSF

Hankt: That bike looks great--and fast, too, for...

Hankt: That bike looks great--and fast, too, for something from the 80s! :)
Forum: Commuting
07-17-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By ElliotSF

Thanks, everybody, for your input. Mondo: How...

Thanks, everybody, for your input. Mondo: How does the Rubino Pro III (3) differ from the Rubino III? (Is "Pro" just another word for folding?)
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By ElliotSF

Help with tires? (Vittoria, Michelin, Panaracer)

Sorry for yet another tire thread, but I'm new to commuting and will soon buy some puncture-resistant 700x28 clinchers. Have been going insane researching budget-priced tires and have narrowed the...
07-01-12, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By ElliotSF

Kraemouse: Congratulations! You got a solid,...

Kraemouse: Congratulations! You got a solid, classic bike at a good price. Happy riding!
04-23-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By ElliotSF

Unworthy1: Yes, I'm pretty sure that's the smoked...

Unworthy1: Yes, I'm pretty sure that's the smoked chrome finish. (It changes color in tune with its surroundings.)
03-04-12, 01:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,661
Posted By ElliotSF

Hi Everybody: In comment #57, what is the bike in...

Hi Everybody: In comment #57, what is the bike in the foreground (green with the two red stripes)? I think I'm in love.
01-21-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By ElliotSF

Help: Which front derailleur to buy?

I need a cheap (and pretty good) replacement front triple derailleur for my 1981 Univega Gran Turismo. Which is the better purchase: this used "Shimano FD-M351 Exage" on eBay for $7.95 including...
12-01-11, 12:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,684
Posted By ElliotSF

Dang, Colonel, is it not enough that you already...

Dang, Colonel, is it not enough that you already own three Voyageurs? :)

Congratulations on your find! (In three years of regular checking on SFBay CL, not once have I spotted a Voyageur or...
11-30-11, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By ElliotSF

No problem. I wasn't thinking of buying them. But...

No problem. I wasn't thinking of buying them. But I hope that a C&Ver did!
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