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09-24-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By plonz

Good deal there.

Good deal there.
09-24-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 34,889
Posted By plonz

I saw no issue with the Origin8 clamp on boss....

I saw no issue with the Origin8 clamp on boss. Very sturdy and wasnít going to move on the tube. Basically the same as the clamp on bosses of old and probably even a little more secure.

That...
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By plonz

I see LeMonds posted for $500+ quite often. Have...

I see LeMonds posted for $500+ quite often. Have no idea if they sell for asking price. With the Ultegra STI rigging, I think this is a good deal at $500.
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By plonz

I own one of these that I unfortunately let...

I own one of these that I unfortunately let deteriorate over the years. It's an excellent rider.

Subject bike is in terrific condition and components, except seat and tires, look original for the...
09-22-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By plonz

I appreciate the offer. I think Iíll stick with...

I appreciate the offer. I think Iíll stick with the aRX for the time being. If needed, I have a Mountech which Iíve used in a triple before.
09-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By plonz

Apologies to all for rookie errant post location....

Apologies to all for rookie errant post location.

And gratitude to all for the insight on the capabilities of the aRX front derailleur. Looks like mine is going to see some triple duty!
09-21-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By plonz

Crikey... you sure got that right! Can't seem to...

Crikey... you sure got that right! Can't seem to find a mod when I need one.
09-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By plonz

Can a Suntour aRX FD handle a triple?

Going to reconfigure my Bridgestone 400 as a triple and hoping to use the original Suntour aRX derailleurs. RD is long cage and should be fine. Tentative plan is front rings 50x45x28 with rear...
09-20-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,804
Posted By plonz

This is what I would do and they should be happy...

This is what I would do and they should be happy to oblige to prove they didn't do it.
09-20-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By plonz

These ended up selling on eBay ...

These ended up selling on eBay
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09-19-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By plonz

Refresh my memory... why are we calling this a...

Refresh my memory... why are we calling this a mountain bike?
09-19-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By plonz

I’m not much of a grail bike chaser but this one...

I’m not much of a grail bike chaser but this one makes my list. Keep it clean, ride it for a year and when you come to the harsh reality it just doesn’t fit, you know where to find me!
09-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By plonz

I got excited when I saw the subject line but...

I got excited when I saw the subject line but alas, I’ve already made plans for Columbus Day weekend.

Hopefully you find enough able participants and have a great ride!
09-19-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By plonz

I’m sure the science of it suggests there is. In...

I’m sure the science of it suggests there is. In practice though, I believe you’re fine at 2mm per side. Many people here, including myself, have done it for years.
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By plonz

First time I’ve ever seen a Sekai that wasn’t...

First time I’ve ever seen a Sekai that wasn’t cheap low-end. This is a very nice bike and the chrome rear triangle should clean up great. Nice find!
09-17-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By plonz

If the 57.1cm is c-t-c, I think it is on the...

If the 57.1cm is c-t-c, I think it is on the small end of your range but can absolutely work. I’ve opined in these forums many times about my preference for smaller frames and using cranks, post and...
09-17-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By plonz

Tough crowd this week. This guy has found his...

Tough crowd this week. This guy has found his niche in a market that chooses to support it. He fancies himself an artist and is not trying to preserve the authenticity of these bicycles. He...
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By plonz

Looks like it may have a nice STI shift group on...

Looks like it may have a nice STI shift group on it but I can’t really tell. In my little part of the Northeast, a lot of the value is erased because of the amount of work needed and the small size....
09-16-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By plonz

RiddleOfSteel , it’s amazing to see the...

RiddleOfSteel , it’s amazing to see the similarities in our stables. In addition to my roached Specialized Expedition, I also have a Waterford Paramount frameset far down in the queue that I had been...
09-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By plonz

This keeps on getting more relevant for me. I...

This keeps on getting more relevant for me. I run Vuelta Corsa Lites on the lightest and fastest of my C&V bikes. It's definitely a 40-mile bike. Anything more and it'll wear you out. I've always...
09-16-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By plonz

Looking good. Now make the call on how shiny you...

Looking good. Now make the call on how shiny you want them. Polish and leave as is, hit them with wet 1,000 grit and polish or go all the way by following up with wet 2,500 grit and polish. They’ll...
09-16-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By plonz

The Expedition looks great and a nice change of...

The Expedition looks great and a nice change of pace to see one without fenders, racks, lights and 8 different storage bins.

I was getting ready to sell a nice pair of Mavic Module 3 rims until...
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By plonz

I don’t see that chrome cleaning up well. You’ve...

I don’t see that chrome cleaning up well. You’ve already offered more than I would value it.
09-13-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By plonz

Wow! I just sold a really nice helicomatic...

Wow! I just sold a really nice helicomatic hubset on BF and I was iffy on whether or not I should keep it. This is a great package and now I'm second guessing letting mine go. Someone should get...
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By plonz

So both your frame and these wheels are 27” and...

So both your frame and these wheels are 27” and 126mm. Should work fine together and accept 5,6,7 speed freewheels. There are different thread standards. Typically English, Italian or French. ...
09-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By plonz

Nicely done! Getting that much pink to work...

Nicely done! Getting that much pink to work together is not easy. Issi makes a very nice pink Keo-compatible pedal that might blend in.
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By plonz

I’m sure many of us want it to command what you...

I’m sure many of us want it to command what you are asking but know that despite the COVID boom, this bike is in an awkward C&V place between sub-$300 Asian and more sought-after makers over $500. ...
09-11-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By plonz

:love: That there is the rarely seen ‘84 Prestige...

:love: That there is the rarely seen ‘84 Prestige and it looks terrific! We sometimes get treated to the ‘85 with the red, white and blue USA but rarely the ‘84. I absolutely prefer the yellow...
09-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,744
Posted By plonz

I did my first C&V resto-mod about 6 years ago...

I did my first C&V resto-mod about 6 years ago putting a 130mm 10spd hub into the 126mm spacing of my 1984 Raleigh Racing USA Competition. Shifting is 10spd Dura Ace 7800.

I studied up on...
09-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By plonz

All good polishes mentioned above. Theyíll clean...

All good polishes mentioned above. Theyíll clean up the first pic but I doubt theyíll get rid of the spots. 2 or 3 stage wet sand followed by the polish will make them pop. 300/1000 grit (or...
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By plonz

An old Royce Union is equivalent to an old Huffy...

An old Royce Union is equivalent to an old Huffy or Columbia. Dime a dozen on CL in these parts. You can probably figure $40-$120 with condition and rideability determining where in the range.
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By plonz

I see this frame and I can’t stop thinking...

I see this frame and I can’t stop thinking Profile H2O stem...
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By plonz

Or maybe it's more like $50! Just let this...

Or maybe it's more like $50! Just let this auction go for $42. I'm in this area of CT tomorrow and could have picked it up. Not my size but I low-balled it anyway. Was kind of relieved when it went...
09-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By plonz

If Campy x is a possibility, I still have this...

If Campy x is a possibility, I still have this very nice Triomphe crankset available.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1208550-campagnolo-triomphe-crankset-vgc.html
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By plonz

I likey... but I really likey with the Dura Ace...

I likey... but I really likey with the Dura Ace bits on it.

Will the bike still be STI when equipped for sale? If so, feeling like $350 to me. More like $250-$275 if downtube. Just 12 months ago I...
09-08-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By plonz

This is an interesting tip I think Iíll try....

This is an interesting tip I think Iíll try. :thumb:

Still thinking OPís hub may have been centered on less than 126 OLD and the 2mm spacer corrected it.
09-08-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By plonz

This one is making me think :foo: What is...

This one is making me think :foo:

What is the new OLD? I’m thinking maybe it was something less than 126 prior to adding the 2mm spacer? If it was 126 and is now 128, I think your solution works...
09-07-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By plonz

Stellar! :thumb:

Stellar! :thumb:
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By plonz

That can be fixed up to be a really nice Peugeot....

That can be fixed up to be a really nice Peugeot. Haven’t seen another yellow one with a full chrome fork. It will be interesting to see if someone can pin down the model.

Regarding the quill...
09-05-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By plonz

Chamois butter Et Al. Never used it until ~10...

Chamois butter Et Al. Never used it until ~10 years ago and now I wouldn’t ride around the block without it!
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By plonz

Just one person’s opinion but I do not see much...

Just one person’s opinion but I do not see much of a market for used or NOS 27” wheel sets. NOS should at least make them more desirable than a used set when competing for the same buyer but doubt...
09-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,173
Posted By plonz

You nailed it. Thinking there is some sort of...

You nailed it. Thinking there is some sort of phenomenon at play...
09-05-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By plonz

Most likely just a simple cable adjust at the...

Most likely just a simple cable adjust at the derailleur as many have mentioned. Odds would be the cable has slackened so you would “unscrew” the barrel adjuster counterclockwise. If you have a...
09-04-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By plonz

Big fan of the Jagwire titanium. Appears to be...

Big fan of the Jagwire titanium. Appears to be more like unobtitanium these days though. Any sellers out there with titanium Road Pro kits available?

I did try the non-OE packaged pieces on eBay...
09-02-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By plonz

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-31-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,982
Posted By plonz

I must admit I quite like the white Eddy Merckx I...

I must admit I quite like the white Eddy Merckx I saw ridden on todayís stage 3. Very classy looking package. On the other end of the spectrum, Cousinís blue Wilier got a lot of broadcast time today...
08-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By plonz

There's one you don't see everyday. Love it!...

There's one you don't see everyday. Love it! :thumb:

Build it with modern STI and this bike could be a carbon killer.
08-30-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By plonz

Maillard Helicomatic Hubset, Freewheel and Cogs - 6spd

This is a very nice hubset that I thought about using but the gear ratio just isn't a good match for the local terrain. Of course, the folks on eBay want a fortune for them. The original stickers are...
08-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By plonz

I like these levers despite the whole screw-in...

I like these levers despite the whole screw-in ferrule contraption. I’ve had good luck removing that and cableing like a regular lever. As for hoods, these levers tend to sell pretty cheap and you...
08-30-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By plonz

Interesting flipper play. If seller doesn’t drop...

Interesting flipper play. If seller doesn’t drop that “firm” price, I think you’ll see this one taking up CL shelf space for a while.
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