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Views: 780
Posted By roccobike

That pretty much answers my question. My guess...

That pretty much answers my question. My guess was, this is nothing special and it appears that's correct. Thanks
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Views: 780
Posted By roccobike

Bridgestone MB-4

I volunteer with a bike charity group. We have a Bridgestone MB-4, vintage mountain bike. I know some Bridgestones are considered very desirable, but I'm not sure which ones. This bike is in rough...
11-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,209
Posted By roccobike

I have a Trek 770 that still has the original...

I have a Trek 770 that still has the original Suntour Superbe friction shifters and the Superbe derailers running 8 speed using older Ksyrium SL wheels. Works great. It's the only bike I've left as...
11-17-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By roccobike

Which Wheels for this Bianchi? Help me decide.

I'm at a point where I need to decide which wheels to use on my Bianchi Sport SX. It's a low end bike to be sure, but I'm having a blast with it. I replaced the entire six speed, downtube shifter...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,600
Posted By roccobike

My rear tire started out life as a front tire. I...

My rear tire started out life as a front tire. I always put a new, best tire on the front and moving the front tire to the rear. I don't rotate, just always put the best tire on the front. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,825
Posted By roccobike

The group I rode with this summer solved our...

The group I rode with this summer solved our disparity problems with our cyclocomputers. We determined that the guy with the highest average speed must be correct and the rest of us need to work on...
11-06-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,121
Posted By roccobike

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/nishiki_medalist_44ba9ef15ec81381797953a0d518c2c7ac8bde73.jpg
At one time I was really into Nishiki, had 10 or 12 of them at one time....
11-06-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,200
Posted By roccobike

You're gonna love this story. I had a similar...

You're gonna love this story. I had a similar experience a while back. I list a bike on CL and get a response, a dude says he wants to see the bike. We set up a meeting and I show up at the agreed...
09-16-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By roccobike

As bad luck would have it, I just sold both my...

As bad luck would have it, I just sold both my "pickle" forks (ball joint forks) a couple months ago after they sat for many years in my tool chest. :cry: So that leaves that method out for now.
I...
09-16-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By roccobike

Stuck Stem, Need Help

A charity that I do some work for from time to time contacted me to see if I'd work on a vintage Trek for them. I picked up the bike today and it's a winner. A 1984 Trek 760 with Reynolds 531...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,553
Posted By roccobike

On my two main riders, I use DA and love it. On...

On my two main riders, I use DA and love it. On my rain bike and MUP rider I use 105 shifters with Ultegra crank and rear derailer. Truth be told, there's very little difference between the DA and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By roccobike

Just an FYI. The SPD pedals on your LeMond were...

Just an FYI. The SPD pedals on your LeMond were probably the older Shimano design which was licenced from LOOK and is compatible with the older, LOOK Delta or Delta Classic pedals. The newer SPD SLs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By roccobike

I used to ride with SIDI shoes, but as I aged, I...

I used to ride with SIDI shoes, but as I aged, I found my toes and foot began to hurt on long rides. I found that my feet spread with age. SIDIs have a European toe box, which is somewhat narrow. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By roccobike

I'm an original owner of a 2006 Giant OCR-C3. ...

I'm an original owner of a 2006 Giant OCR-C3. The 2006 OCR-C3 is a good quality bike, but not super fast. It's a relaxed geometry bike and it's not light. I expect it to weigh at least 20lbs,...
09-16-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,423
Posted By roccobike

The rule of thumb from many years ago was 25...

The rule of thumb from many years ago was 25 years old is "vintage".
Classic is more difficult to define, but I like Road Fan's description in post #6...
08-20-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,998
Posted By roccobike

That's funny because I get more power by pushing...

That's funny because I get more power by pushing myself back on the saddle!
08-20-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,126
Posted By roccobike

After reading the specs on all three, there is...

After reading the specs on all three, there is one important factor that I could not determine, but you, OP, can. Which bike shop offers the best service/mechanics? If that doesn't matter because...
08-18-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By roccobike

Hard to beat a vintage steel Trek frame for a...

Hard to beat a vintage steel Trek frame for a comfortable ride. I've had several pass through my hands and they all rode like a dream. I've got three in my collection, one of my favorite vintage...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,049
Posted By roccobike

I started with Lake, but the heel fell apart...

I started with Lake, but the heel fell apart prematurely. Up to that point, I liked them. However, SIDI was the big buzz around here a few years ago so I switched to SIDI. They were fine for about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,776
Posted By roccobike

I had a 1970s Raleigh Record with a Huret Alvit...

I had a 1970s Raleigh Record with a Huret Alvit rear derailleur. I thought it was the greatest bike ever when I first bought it. Over time, the rear derailleur began to fail and not shift correctly....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By roccobike

Many thanks for all the responses. Very much...

Many thanks for all the responses. Very much appreciated. I now know what I want to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By roccobike

Isn't there some federal law prohibiting cutting...

Isn't there some federal law prohibiting cutting off tags.
:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
I guess we're all going to jail. I wonder how much time you get for cutting off care tags. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By roccobike

IMHO no generalization about different level...

IMHO no generalization about different level names should be made. Actually, there may be some members here who remember 9 speed Dura Ace brifters. The right brake/shifter was notorious for failing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By roccobike

Is Shimano 9000 DA Crankset 10 speed compatible?

I'm currently running a Shimano Ultegra 6750 crankset on my Roubaix. All the drivetrain components are 7900 10 speed Dura Ace. I'd like to move up to a DA compact crankset. The most readily...
06-09-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By roccobike

Yes, it's the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville TN. ...

Yes, it's the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville TN. He told me they would need to work on the bike to polish some of the parts. I think they might touch up some of the paint chips, possibly replace...
06-08-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By roccobike

My Mirella Is Going In A Museum, How Cool Is That

I picked up a Mirella from a fellow biker several years ago. Over time I corrected the minor issues that kept the bike off the road, but once made road worthy, it never became one of my favorites....
05-20-19, 06:34 AM
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Views: 5,286
Posted By roccobike

Not sure if others have noticed, the Specialized...

Not sure if others have noticed, the Specialized Turbo Cotton, one of the fastest rolling tires available for use in racing today, has tan sidewalls.
05-17-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By roccobike

Suntour Alpha 5000 on Vintage Bianchi

A charity group I work with just received a vintage Bianchi Sport SX. I believe that is the entry point of the Bianchi line up back in the 80s. I think this is a 1987, I'll confirm that later. My...
05-17-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By roccobike

Finding a good 1" suspension fork is like finding...

Finding a good 1" suspension fork is like finding gold. I have 1" threaded forks on my 88 Nishiki Ariel, a 92 Nishiki Ariel and a 93 Stumpy. The 88 Ariel has a Duo Track with elasotmers so hard it...
11-12-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By roccobike

Thanks for the input. I figured I should leave...

Thanks for the input. I figured I should leave the shifter so that one side was loose when overshifting rather than let it overtighten. So that's the way I'll go.
11-12-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By roccobike

How To Set Up a Triple Shifter for a Double Crankset

I'm working on a Fuji road bike for a local bike charity. We replaced the broken, 7 speed rear wheel with a nearly identical wheel, that's set up with a 8 speed casette. I have a set of old 8 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,013
Posted By roccobike

Just bought Ultegra Carbon 8000s. Using a set of...

Just bought Ultegra Carbon 8000s. Using a set of Ultegra 6620s on my #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) bike, the rest of the roadies are equipped with LOOK...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,495
Posted By roccobike

I just went from a Specialized Propero 2 to a...

I just went from a Specialized Propero 2 to a Specialized Prevail. It's 10% lighter, which I can actually feel. Ventilation on both is pretty good. The new helmet says "S-Works" on the side so I...
07-27-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,465
Posted By roccobike

Talk about being totally off base. The...

Talk about being totally off base. The assumptions made by the OP assume thief is trying to get caught. Consider that when buying off of CL, in over 90% of the transactions, the buyer meets the...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By roccobike

Thanks for all the input. Yes, I agree, this...

Thanks for all the input. Yes, I agree, this bike appears to be 100% original except for the tires that were updated not too long ago. The bar tape, the straps on the cages, the saddle, all appear...
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Views: 1,954
Posted By roccobike

1987 Schwinn Prelude Need Valuation

The Schwinn Prelude in the pics was given to a charity bike group I work with. When we get a nice road bike, sometimes we sell them because road bikes are not popular with the people who receive our...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,168
Posted By roccobike

Yes, I carry a Fabric 16 multi-tool. I've had...

Yes, I carry a Fabric 16 multi-tool. I've had several instances where the hex tools came in handy and once, the chain breaker. I've never had a chain go, but another guy on one of our group rides...
04-24-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,008
Posted By roccobike

If only they would listen to you. :thumb: I...

If only they would listen to you. :thumb:
I fear the far left and the far right are in control right now and I don't see a leading moderate in sight. Do you?
04-24-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,008
Posted By roccobike

The coal mines in WV are shutting down, and not...

The coal mines in WV are shutting down, and not due to lack of coal. Emissions control has all but killed the coal industry. Yes, you're correct about natural gas.
I did some reading about the...
04-24-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,008
Posted By roccobike

IMHO, big oil is playing Russian Roulette. The...

IMHO, big oil is playing Russian Roulette. The electric car is off to a better start than most experts predicted. Rising gas prices will only add to the demand. I'm not a big fan of the e-car, but...
04-21-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By roccobike

What Kapusta said. I would replace all the...

What Kapusta said.
I would replace all the cables and the housing first. SRAM makes some nice coated cables with a good quality housing to match. I used their stuff on my Shimano equipped Tarmac...
04-21-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By roccobike

On packed gravel I run max pressure on 29ers,....

On packed gravel I run max pressure on 29ers,. around 60 to 65 PSI. It's all about speed on something that smooth. I'm running a 2.1 Michelin Wild Racer on the rear and a 2.2 Specialized Fast Track...
04-15-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By roccobike

Abu, Don't know that I can answer all your...

Abu, Don't know that I can answer all your questions but I can tell you factually, you can run the 5800 crankset with the 10 speed chain of the Tiagra no problem whatsoever. I know because I just...
04-15-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,173
Posted By roccobike

I was going to recommend an older Fox F100 Float....

I was going to recommend an older Fox F100 Float. Then I looked at what they're selling for on ebay. Good Lord, the used prices on a 26" Fox have hardly budged in 10 years. Maybe the Marzocchi is...
04-15-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By roccobike

Avid Elixir 1 VS Avid Juicy 7

My dual sus MTB came equipped with Avid Juicy 7s. They are one big PITA. With changing weather they have to be bled and their ability to modulate is not very good when compared to Avid BB7s or...
03-28-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By roccobike

I didn't send the e-mail as requested. As for my...

I didn't send the e-mail as requested. As for my phone number, it was already listed on the CL ad, that's how they contacted me to begin with so calling them from the same phone didn't add any risk....
03-27-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By roccobike

Craigslist Scam????

Like many here I put components and bikes on Craigslist to sell. I put a saddle and a bike up on CL and asked for communication either by e-mail (through CL) or via text message. Immediately I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By roccobike

I like that color. Where did you find that? ...

I like that color. Where did you find that? What brand offers that color, Shimano? Sram? KMC? Schwinn? Walmart?
I'd like to buy one for my Tarmac. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By roccobike

Yup, got it and done. Thanks

Yup, got it and done. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By roccobike

OP, might want to be a little careful with 9...

OP, might want to be a little careful with 9 speed Ultegra and DA shifters. I have two right side, DA shifters that died. Not sure what happened but they won't work unless you hold them with two...
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