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06-15-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By ramzilla

I soak them in diesel fuel. let them drip dry....

I soak them in diesel fuel. let them drip dry. Then soak them in automatic transmission fluid and let that drain off.
06-13-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By ramzilla

I guess it's all about the rim width and profile....

I guess it's all about the rim width and profile. I've been using Michelin Pro-Tek tires on my some of my bikes. The Pro Teks are larger than the listed dimension. Good for a hybrid style frame with...
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By ramzilla

You got a great deal. It's got the painted...

You got a great deal. It's got the painted headbadge. It's got the old time Tange Champion tubing sticker. Suntour bits. An absolutely lovely bike. Not much wear. You're probably right about the...
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By ramzilla

Pull the forks out. Sometimes bike mfgs. stamped...

Pull the forks out. Sometimes bike mfgs. stamped things on the fork head.
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By ramzilla

Those slots in the bottom bracket are a big clue...

Those slots in the bottom bracket are a big clue too. That's a trademark of Italian design. But.............................., BITD there were probably more bike builders in Italy than anywhere else...
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By ramzilla

Old bikes are fun to ride and look cool. But,...

Old bikes are fun to ride and look cool. But, they're old and will eventually need new parts. My advice to someone new to vintage rides is to find a mainstream bicycle built sometime after 1982....
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By ramzilla

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's...

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's French bikes. Sometimes it can be very difficult to get new threaded replacement parts. A bent axle or a worn out freewheel can become a big problem....
06-12-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By ramzilla

How much would a trip to the ER cost? $50 for a...

How much would a trip to the ER cost? $50 for a set of new tires is cheap insurance. For goodness sake don't exceed 10mph and, don't do downhills.
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By ramzilla

It's cosmetically challenged with deep ruts in...

It's cosmetically challenged with deep ruts in the wheels, duct tape on the headbadge, weird handlebars, disconnected front fender and, small frame. But, it's got great bones. I really like the...
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By ramzilla

I wouldn't make any offers on it until I saw it...

I wouldn't make any offers on it until I saw it in person. It's a pretty bike. But, do the wheels spin true? The tires look shot. Why is the seatpost slammed so far down into the frame? Is it stuck?...
06-09-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By ramzilla

I have had bottom bracket creaking on both a...

I have had bottom bracket creaking on both a steel bike and an aluminum bike. Turned out to be the chainring bolts both times. I found a good deal on a new set of titanium chainring bolts on ebay...
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By ramzilla

I agree. The vintage bike market is in the...

I agree. The vintage bike market is in the doldrums right now. I think the biggest pressure on vintage bike sales is Chinese robots that can manufacture 1000 new bikes a day for almost nothing. You...
06-07-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By ramzilla

Go buy a one liter plastic spray bottle from the...

Go buy a one liter plastic spray bottle from the hardware store. Fill it with diesel fuel. Spray those bikes down with diesel and, stop the rust.
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By ramzilla

No doubt that's a very pretty bike. BUT,,,,,........

No doubt that's a very pretty bike. BUT,,,,,..... the little dimpled things on the rims call out chrome steel and, the cottered crank and hell....... no damn kickstand. I don't know. Looks like a...
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By ramzilla

Here's a couple pictures of the serial numbers on...

Here's a couple pictures of the serial numbers on the bottom bracket. I've got no idea what's under the cable guides. And, that's not a white sticker. The serial number is stamped into the steel &...
06-06-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By ramzilla

It's supposed to have Reynolds 531 stickers on...

It's supposed to have Reynolds 531 stickers on the seat tube and on the forks. And, it should weigh exactly 21 lbs.
06-05-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By ramzilla

If it's a 6 speed RD bike then you could make a...

If it's a 6 speed RD bike then you could make a couple modifications to have brifters or STI style shifting. Just remember the important rule. Everything must match. The rear derailleur must match...
06-04-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By ramzilla

Uvex

Uvex
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Views: 408
Posted By ramzilla

Thanks for the information T-Mar. It's a very...

Thanks for the information T-Mar. It's a very attractive bike with all RX100 bits. Even the hubs are marked RX100. It's the only non-Suntour equipped vintage Fuji I've ever owned. Since it's a 92,...
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By ramzilla

[QUOTE=wrk101;20960741]Is this is your listing? I...

[QUOTE=wrk101;20960741]Is this is your listing? I have found the Florida vintage market to be dead, dead, dead. I usually return from Florida with a bike or two or three.

Yes it's mine. It's been...
06-02-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By ramzilla

Late 80's Fuji Club the day I bought it about 7...

Late 80's Fuji Club the day I bought it about 7 years ago. Put new tires on it. Recently put it up for sale.
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06-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By ramzilla

I personally like to ride fast and record time on...

I personally like to ride fast and record time on my Tange 1 Ironman. But, I also enjoy doing smooth long distance rides on my Ishiwata framed Fuji. Tange vs. Ishiwata. They're both really fine...
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By ramzilla

Fuji Club 1989?

Does this look like an 89 Fuji? Is this bike worth it?

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/d/fernandina-beach-fuji-club/6886704115.html
05-28-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,194
Posted By ramzilla

THE ULTIMUNDO....................... ...

THE ULTIMUNDO.......................

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05-28-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,614
Posted By ramzilla

Panaracer Pasela tires roll fast. So do Michelin...

Panaracer Pasela tires roll fast. So do Michelin Protek. Cheaper Continental tires always blow out too easy. But, the Gatorskins are OK. High end Schwalbe tires are awesome but, you gotta pay $ for...
05-28-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,518
Posted By ramzilla

Who needs straps and clamps and clips and blah...

Who needs straps and clamps and clips and blah blah blah blah blah on pedals. Just go out and have fun riding around. YAY!
05-28-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,293
Posted By ramzilla

Trek made some nice bikes in the USA back in the...

Trek made some nice bikes in the USA back in the late 70's & early 80's. (Who knows where they're made now). ps..... this 1982 model has been modified with all new stuff.
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05-28-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,496
Posted By ramzilla

During cold weather rides, polarized sunglasses...

During cold weather rides, polarized sunglasses and gloves make operating an iphone impossible.
05-28-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By ramzilla

Once that wave starts it never stops. You might...

Once that wave starts it never stops. You might get another hundred or two miles out of it before it blows. Might as well replace it before that happens.
05-26-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,354
Posted By ramzilla

Centurion Ironman ...

Centurion Ironman

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05-26-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,354
Posted By ramzilla

Centurion Lemans ...

Centurion Lemans

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05-26-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,354
Posted By ramzilla

Fuji Club ...

Fuji Club

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05-26-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,354
Posted By ramzilla

Centurion Elite ...

Centurion Elite

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05-26-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,354
Posted By ramzilla

Shogun Samurai

Shogun Samurai
05-26-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By ramzilla

My advice is the first thing you need to do is go...

My advice is the first thing you need to do is go to a high quality hardware store and buy a caliper measurement tool. I like the big ones that are at least 6" long that are accurate down to about...
05-23-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By ramzilla

You have to learn how to replace your own tubes...

You have to learn how to replace your own tubes if you want to be a serious cyclist. It's not complicated as long as you have the proper tools. And, I would recommend installing heavy duty "thorn...
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By ramzilla

"What it Do Do!" ..............? "I've...

"What it Do Do!" ..............?

"I've recently come into the sweet, serendipitous ownership of a couple of road lusty samurai Shoguns. There armour is a bit rusty, but please tell me your...
05-21-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,559
Posted By ramzilla

The pendulum has swung over to the supply side...

The pendulum has swung over to the supply side vs. demand side here in the Jacksonville area. I've got a nice 1988 Fuji Club that's been sitting on CL for over two months now. There's not much...
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By ramzilla

Oooops! Missed the mis-matched wheels. That's...

Oooops! Missed the mis-matched wheels. That's always going to reduce the value significantly. So, I'm agreeing with zukahn1. That's about a $175 bike as-is.
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By ramzilla

That's a very interesting looking bike. A Lotus...

That's a very interesting looking bike. A Lotus with what appears to be a butt-welded aluminum frame. Nice looking dropouts & 600 series components. Good size for a small rider. If it weighs less...
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By ramzilla

As is maybe $225 - $250. All cleaned up with a...

As is maybe $225 - $250. All cleaned up with a better seat, new handlebar tape, tubes & tires $300 - $325.
05-18-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 926
Posted By ramzilla

Pedals stuck on crank arms is a pretty common...

Pedals stuck on crank arms is a pretty common problem. Sometimes you just have to take the crank arm off the axle. Then, lay the crank arm flat on a workbench for support. And, I've actually had to...
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By ramzilla

There's no way that front wheel should be that...

There's no way that front wheel should be that close to the downtube. Plus, 5th picture down looks like a bent downtube. I'm sorry but, I think that frame is bent.
05-16-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By ramzilla

I had a real bad chain skip that turned out to be...

I had a real bad chain skip that turned out to be my freehub. The pawls were shot. So, I installed new chain, new cassette and new free hub. No more problems.
05-14-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By ramzilla

If you got a 89 Lemans it's probably got a...

If you got a 89 Lemans it's probably got a Shimano Exage groupset with a Uniglide rear cog set. I think this was one of the earlier Shimano index shifting systems. Good stuff. You shouldn't have any...
05-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By ramzilla

Pull off the bottom bracket & get the cups out of...

Pull off the bottom bracket & get the cups out of the head tube. Take it to the nearest powdercoater. Forget about expensive decals. It will be so pretty after it's powdercoated you won't need them.
05-14-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,571
Posted By ramzilla

LOL..............I totally agree. American...

LOL..............I totally agree. American Schwinn probably went out of business back then because of their weird uptight image. Nobody likes elite bike riding snobs wearing dumbass tennis shorts.
05-14-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 19,558
Posted By ramzilla

I think this was the first year model. One of my...

I think this was the first year model. One of my favorite rides.

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Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By ramzilla

One Billion Dollahs

One Billion Dollahs
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