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Posted By TugaDude

The sort of ad that makes me want to laugh or...

The sort of ad that makes me want to laugh or cry. Or both.
10-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By TugaDude

I wouldn't. Find a frame that suits, don't try...

I wouldn't. Find a frame that suits, don't try to make this one into something it is not. But then again, I hang out in the Classic & Vintage forum, where removing bits is tantamount to blasphemy....
10-26-20, 07:35 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

You are right, some of the frames do have a rear...

You are right, some of the frames do have a rear brake bridge. Some of the older ones do not.

https://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/track/pista/

Not drilled:
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Posted By TugaDude

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=tr...

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=tr&u=http://www.salcano.com/index.php%3Froute%3Dproduct/product%26product_id%3D194&prev=search&pto=aue

Apparently it is a Turkish bike. Just click...
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Posted By TugaDude

Giant brand is a definite step up from department...

Giant brand is a definite step up from department store quality. It appears clean and in good condition. If it is ready to ride, the price is about what I'd expect in the current environment. Bike...
10-21-20, 06:15 AM
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Views: 358
Posted By TugaDude

Andels are good cranks. They offer a standard...

Andels are good cranks. They offer a standard and deluxe crank. Here is the deluxe and it comes complete with BB:
...
10-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By TugaDude

The biggest "upgrade" in my opinion is a great...

The biggest "upgrade" in my opinion is a great set of wheels. If budget is not a concern I would have a set hand-built to my specifications by a reputable wheel builder. I would use large flange...
10-16-20, 06:54 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Here you go.... ...

Here you go....

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/chainrings/products/nos-sugino-messenger-chainring-anodized-colors?variant=32912719478845
10-15-20, 02:40 PM
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Views: 953
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for the clarification as it pertains to...

Thanks for the clarification as it pertains to Bob Jackson. Apparently it is common British slang for something already made. Raleigh advertised "off the peg" frames in various sizes and there was...
10-15-20, 11:14 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

FWIW, anything "off the peg" is not subject to...

FWIW, anything "off the peg" is not subject to customization. The whole idea is it is hanging on the peg and you buy it "as-is", or not.
10-14-20, 01:01 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

After looking at velobase.com it appears the...

After looking at velobase.com it appears the cranset is a Campy copy that was produced by Stronglight. The FD and RD were made by Simplex. The brakes are made by Mafac. So what is the story behind...
10-14-20, 07:26 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Dude forgot his hat! Oh well. That was fun,...

Dude forgot his hat! Oh well. That was fun, thanks for sharing!
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Views: 1,147
Posted By TugaDude

Here's some resources that might be helpful. ...

Here's some resources that might be helpful.

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/sierra/
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1984Ltwt10.JPG
...
10-14-20, 06:10 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

They are decent bikes. Nice saddle, fenders,...

They are decent bikes. Nice saddle, fenders, lots of options for racks, etc. What's not to like?

Are the rear stays being protected with that tape, or what's going on there. I guess that is to...
10-12-20, 02:08 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

What brand is that? Edit: I realized this is...

What brand is that? Edit: I realized this is the State brand mentioned in a previous post. I think it is very attractive.
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Views: 498
Posted By TugaDude

There are some brands that are known for quality...

There are some brands that are known for quality and Miyata is one of them. From the quality of their in-house tubing to the manufacturing, every one I've seen up close was nice. Yes, you can find...
10-08-20, 06:00 AM
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Views: 547
Posted By TugaDude

Perhaps one with a visor? They have a more...

Perhaps one with a visor? They have a more "elongated" profile and look decent.
...
10-06-20, 05:02 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

What size chain? 3/32" is very forgiving.

What size chain? 3/32" is very forgiving.
10-05-20, 02:19 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Like Veganbikes said, if you made it SS/FG-only...

Like Veganbikes said, if you made it SS/FG-only it wouldn't be so high. Maybe a few hundred dollars. But I have a number of cranksets that COULD be used on a SS/FG bike and those alone are worth...
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Views: 738
Posted By TugaDude

BTW, I suggest if you are going to add fenders...

BTW, I suggest if you are going to add fenders that you go with black ones. I saw a thread where the owner put white fenders on the bike and it just didn't "work" in my opinion. Black ones would...
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Posted By TugaDude

Glad it worked out for you! It truly is a...

Glad it worked out for you! It truly is a beautiful bike. I hope you post some photos after you get it cleaned and tuned up. I especially like the gold-tone components. I noticed on some Peugeot...
10-05-20, 06:07 AM
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Views: 1,160
Posted By TugaDude

Good for you! Don't fret about gear inches. ...

Good for you! Don't fret about gear inches. Like lighter bikes, in the end it just doesn't matter. What matters is that you are consistent. The health benefits are enormous no matter what your...
10-04-20, 04:43 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

It had stem shifters and was listed at $30. ...

It had stem shifters and was listed at $30.

Heck of a deal.
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Posted By TugaDude

I just googled Peugeot PX-60 and found tons of...

I just googled Peugeot PX-60 and found tons of info on it including several threads here on this forum. Beautiful bike.
10-02-20, 09:57 AM
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Views: 510
Posted By TugaDude

If you look at the photos closely you'll notice...

If you look at the photos closely you'll notice it has a converter stem so you can use any threadless stem you want. French-built frames open up another can of worms when it comes to replacement...
10-02-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By TugaDude

The frame is way better than I think you are...

The frame is way better than I think you are giving it credit for. First, it is likely 4130 CroMO and it was made in Japan for Schwinn and the workmanship at that point in time was excellent. The...
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Posted By TugaDude

Congratulations on finding it. I took a quick...

Congratulations on finding it. I took a quick look at the photos and it seems to be all original except for the wheels as T-Mar indicated. The saddle is likely original too. The condition appears...
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Views: 768
Posted By TugaDude

The others chimed in before I could, but yes, it...

The others chimed in before I could, but yes, it is much older than you originally figured. I have a Carlton Criterium and I love it. Mine is one of the last ones produced before Raleigh closed the...
09-25-20, 12:51 PM
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Views: 1,155
Posted By TugaDude

Now that is a bike. Anyone that looks at that...

Now that is a bike. Anyone that looks at that and doesn't "get it", doesn't get it.
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Posted By TugaDude

No question about it. I'm just getting tired of...

No question about it. I'm just getting tired of the nastiness I see on this site and two others that I frequent. A recent thread about Grant Petersen here erupted and had to be locked. It is a...
09-24-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By TugaDude

On the subject of nostalgia, there are three...

On the subject of nostalgia, there are three bikes that I vividly remember from my childhood. One I've written about somewhere here on the forum and was a Raleigh Chopper, stick shift and all! I...
09-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By TugaDude

My first visit, at least the first one that I...

My first visit, at least the first one that I remember didn't end so well. This was back in the days when many families only had one car and ours was such a family. My father worked at a factory...
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Views: 1,314
Posted By TugaDude

Let's keep it civil folks. When in doubt, grace...

Let's keep it civil folks. When in doubt, grace is the best course.
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Posted By TugaDude

It is a very nice bike and definitely a steal at...

It is a very nice bike and definitely a steal at $80 bucks. Lower the handlebar stem though. It isn't terribly far past the minimum insertion line, but still...

If that bike were my size I'd be...
09-23-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By TugaDude

I love that pic! How nice to not have to worry...

I love that pic! How nice to not have to worry about aesthetics. Bar tape wouldn't matter, components needn't match. Awesome!
On a serious note, in the rare event I am biking near pedestrians I...
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Views: 462
Posted By TugaDude

The pictures and the other thread confirm that it...

The pictures and the other thread confirm that it is not the size nor the year suggested in the title of this thread. It is a '73 with Capella lugs and is probably 21-1/2" size. It appears to be in...
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Posted By TugaDude

500 to 1,000 is quite a spread.

500 to 1,000 is quite a spread.
09-22-20, 06:37 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

"Any bike that makes you want to ride it is a...

"Any bike that makes you want to ride it is a good bike."

Me
09-22-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,048
Posted By TugaDude

Very cool. That is a beautiful ride! The Betty...

Very cool. That is a beautiful ride! The Betty is cool too but would look better with a cream head tube.
09-22-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,048
Posted By TugaDude

Someone in an earlier thread mentioned...

Someone in an earlier thread mentioned "upgrade-itis" My experience with it was when I was spending some time chatting with a local bike shop owner (now retired) at his store. He was a real...
09-22-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,048
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for sharing that video! Although the...

Thanks for sharing that video! Although the reviewer describes himself as a "Riv-fan", the review is very honest and balanced. He points out what he perceives to be both good and bad. Best part is...
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Views: 611
Posted By TugaDude

Yes, Greenville, MS, not Canada.

Yes, Greenville, MS, not Canada.
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Posted By TugaDude

What you have there is a very desirable bike....

What you have there is a very desirable bike. Renowned bike guru Sheldon Brown once called it and the Miyata 1000LT the two best touring bikes this side of customized. I believe Miyata built the...
09-21-20, 09:19 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

You should post this bike in the Classic &...

You should post this bike in the Classic & Vintage area in order to maximize results. Having said that, I'll give you my $.02 on it. The bike is a low-end model as evidenced by the construction of...
09-21-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,048
Posted By TugaDude

Grant Petersen is a lightning rod in the...

Grant Petersen is a lightning rod in the industry. He has had and always will have his detractors. Personally, I visit the Rivendell website to look around probably once a month on average. I...
09-20-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By TugaDude

:thumb:

:thumb:
09-20-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By TugaDude

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1168256...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1168256-modern-replacement-ultra-6-freewheel-120mm-spacing.html
09-20-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By TugaDude

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/suntour-freewheel.htm...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/suntour-freewheel.html
09-19-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By TugaDude

thanks!

thanks!
09-18-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks! One of the best riding frames I've...

Thanks! One of the best riding frames I've experienced. Miyata's proprietary tubing is awesome.
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