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04-12-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By TLaurent

A very nice build. The seat does look a bit...

A very nice build. The seat does look a bit forward. There is something satisfying about restoring old Fuji bikes. Parts are easier to find and often less expensive than their European counterparts...
12-10-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,297
Posted By TLaurent

I have recently come across www.shopgoodwill.com....

I have recently come across www.shopgoodwill.com. I am mostly looking for musical instruments but have seen a number of interesting bikes there. Currently, there is a Benotto for $19.98. Granted, the...
12-06-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,280
Posted By TLaurent

Some people watch Materpiece on Sunday nights. I...

Some people watch Materpiece on Sunday nights. I watch www.bikeforums.com for rich dramas such as this. The mystery is always found!
12-06-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By TLaurent

It was you?! I bid on these.

It was you?! I bid on these.
11-17-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,520
Posted By TLaurent

It is not mine. I’ve seen it listed for several...

It is not mine. I’ve seen it listed for several weeks and thought that it would be a good candidate in this thread. I recently finished a touring bike build of a 1975 Fuji America.
11-13-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,520
Posted By TLaurent

It appears that you have found a good rider. In...

It appears that you have found a good rider. In the event that you would still like a Japanese touring bike, this one has had trouble finding a new owner. Sorry!...
11-09-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By TLaurent

I understand and empathize. I purchased a...

I understand and empathize. I purchased a pantographed Pinarello seat post with similar marks. Will post pics when I get back to the shop. Buy the right size and use lube, folks!
Forum: Want To Buy
11-03-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By TLaurent

Araya Rim 700c 36 Hole clincher

WTB Araya Rim 700c 36 hole clincher anodized and for a road bike. I know that it’s a bit specific. I have one already and a set of Sunshine hubs to install for my Fuji America. Looks like this:...
10-30-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,114
Posted By TLaurent

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Sisters Prairie trail in North Iowa...
09-06-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,033
Posted By TLaurent

Thanks for posting the finished bike. It is...

Thanks for posting the finished bike. It is elegant indeed! I like the brown (leather?) handlebar tape and clean look. How does it ride? Is it a keeper or heavy chore on long rides. I am in the...
09-06-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By TLaurent

He chose wisely. The Trek and Cannondale are...

He chose wisely. The Trek and Cannondale are generic (and some folks boycott Trek bc of Lemond). Not sure if 650b will fit but choose the widest tires possible. A good saddle will make all the...
08-18-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By TLaurent

We spend too much time obsessing over components...

We spend too much time obsessing over components but the Muses sing to paint color and quality. May you have many adventures on these beautiful bikes!
08-18-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By TLaurent

Peugeot often use these parts it is difficult to...

Peugeot often use these parts it is difficult to identify without close ups of the lugs, drop outs, or serial number.
08-10-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By TLaurent

Your Olmo deserves Campagnolo. Search YouTube for...

Your Olmo deserves Campagnolo. Search YouTube for rebuild videos and purchase new bearings, grease, and two 13mm cone wrenches. You can make these free wheels run like new again.
08-10-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,957
Posted By TLaurent

Passion

I have several bikes that fall into C&V and am only slightly embarrassed by the youngest in the stable (a 2007 Bianchi Axis with brifters that is too fun to give up). I suppose that the E’roica...
06-23-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By TLaurent

I often have a partial chain ring image (from...

I often have a partial chain ring image (from grease) that looks like a tattoo on my inner right calf. Good enough for me.
05-24-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68,803
Views: 11,098,641
Posted By TLaurent

Anyone looking for a folding Peugeot? Only $75! ...

Anyone looking for a folding Peugeot? Only $75!

Project Bike - Peugeot Folding Bike: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-project-bike-peugeot/7322585065.html
05-11-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,022
Posted By TLaurent

I was unable to secure commitments from my peeps,...

I was unable to secure commitments from my peeps, so I did not register for the full ride. I have never done RAGBRAI and it is still possible to get day passes, so I would like to join this group,...
04-08-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 27,219
Posted By TLaurent

Much appreciated!

Much appreciated!
04-07-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 27,219
Posted By TLaurent

Great idea! Does anyone have C.B.T. Italia? I...

Great idea! Does anyone have C.B.T. Italia? I just can’t reproduce that “B.”
04-07-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,175
Posted By TLaurent

A beautiful 70s Gitane tandem that I bought...

A beautiful 70s Gitane tandem that I bought because I liked the color. The previous owner updated the seats (which my wife likes) and I intend to install butterfly handlebars because we both find the...
03-19-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,022
Posted By TLaurent

I am riding and working on recruiting others. Is...

I am riding and working on recruiting others. Is there a bf team captain?
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18,622
Views: 1,049,619
Posted By TLaurent

Always sorts his parts search by, ‘ Highest price...

Always sorts his parts search by, ‘ Highest price + shipping.”
01-25-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,022
Posted By TLaurent

If it’s happening, I would like to participate.

If it’s happening, I would like to participate.
11-13-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By TLaurent

You guys, I have spent about $3K on bikes this...

You guys, I have spent about $3K on bikes this year and have yet to sell anything. I bought a Pinarello Montello that the previous own spray painted, so I’m setting up a spray booth in the basement...
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18,622
Views: 1,049,619
Posted By TLaurent

...won Eroica California.

...won Eroica California.
10-29-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,639
Posted By TLaurent

Same. Empty Nestor, COVID, bikes. Plus, the...

Same. Empty Nestor, COVID, bikes. Plus, the marketing has proven to add considerable value in most of these examples. One could say that it was splendido!
10-27-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,639
Posted By TLaurent

You only have to say it out loud. Let it be so!

You only have to say it out loud. Let it be so!
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18,622
Views: 1,049,619
Posted By TLaurent

3alarmer is an excellent dancer and has a...

3alarmer is an excellent dancer and has a wonderful singing voice.
10-22-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,006
Posted By TLaurent

Woods trail and Sister’s Prairie, Clear Lake IA ...

Woods trail and Sister’s Prairie, Clear Lake IA

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10-21-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,639
Posted By TLaurent

That’s what I initially thought but as I learn...

That’s what I initially thought but as I learn about the different tubing materials, (Columbus SL/SLX/Gilco, chromoly, etc) I started to wonder if there was more to it. There is a “Paletti Super...
10-20-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,639
Posted By TLaurent

Why are some vintage Italian bicycles labelled "Super?”

Thanks to COVID and being an empty nester, I’ve dusted off my interest in bikes and have begun a couple 70s and 80s Italian builds because those old rides are beautiful and are an important part of...
10-19-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,677
Posted By TLaurent

Thought that posted this already. Closing the...

Thought that posted this already. Closing the chapter on jotog (Uncle Joe) post....
10-19-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,958
Posted By TLaurent

My family in Dubuque who I was going to bring...

My family in Dubuque who I was going to bring along are currently battling COVID. I’m out but will look for future rides to meet up one day.
09-28-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,958
Posted By TLaurent

I have family in Dyersville and Dubuque (Iowa)...

I have family in Dyersville and Dubuque (Iowa) and would like to ride with you in late October. Two layers of ponchos and warm food keeps all weather at bay. Let’s ride!
09-24-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By TLaurent

Can I just say WOW at the amazing responses and...

Can I just say WOW at the amazing responses and examples of dealing with the question of restoring a vintage bike frame to professional quality? Bike Forum is the internet at its finest. Grateful...
09-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By TLaurent

P!N20 , thanks for the honest opinion. Yours is a...

P!N20 , thanks for the honest opinion. Yours is a great example. I am getting close to eligibility for posting pics.
09-23-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By TLaurent

Thx repechage ! randyjawa , I understand about...

Thx repechage ! randyjawa , I understand about holding back on repainting the Legnano. I like the look of your bike and if my Pinarello was decently original, I would leave it as-is. I will check out...
09-23-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By TLaurent

Repaint: stencils or decals?

Hi Friends!

I am building a mostly period correct Italian road bike: a late 80s or early 90s Pinarello Montello. The frame color from the factory was originally chromovelato Blue Record with...
09-22-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,677
Posted By TLaurent

Thx P!N20 . I have another 5 posts or so before...

Thx P!N20 . I have another 5 posts or so before bf will allow me to share a photo.
09-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,677
Posted By TLaurent

Fifteen years and two days ago, my uncle Joe...

Fifteen years and two days ago, my uncle Joe jotog started this post. Sadly, he passed away this most recent 4th of July and we miss him dearly. I visited him a week before and we talked about bikes...
Forum: Introductions
09-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By TLaurent

Thanks, all, for the warm welcome! bikemig , I...

Thanks, all, for the warm welcome! bikemig , I spend most weekends in Clearlake. I can usually get a small group to ride around the lake but don’t mind riding solo. I am working up to ride there from...
Forum: Introductions
08-15-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By TLaurent

New Member with too many bikes

Greetings! I’m new to the forum bc my internet searches keep sending me to these threads. Thanks, all, for sharing your experiences and bike photos! I live in the Twin Cities and have a weekend...
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By TLaurent

Thanks for the explanation TugaDude. I am also...

Thanks for the explanation TugaDude. I am also new to the forum and also have a 1973 Peugeot. This is my first post so I’ll upload some pics as soon as I can. It’s currently a 5 speed since the...
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