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11-26-22, 04:59 PM
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Posted By JulesCW

Trek 520 With Park repair stand $250 -- Barn find! :)

Trek 520 With park repair stand $250. not quite C&V, but a bargain and a half, IMHO. Brooks Saddle, beefy front and rear racks. In Iowa City, Iowa -- a true barn find (still in the barn!) :) This...
11-25-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 607
Posted By JulesCW

Been in your LBS recently? Lugged frame complete...

Been in your LBS recently? Lugged frame complete bike new for $650? That would be astounding! I'm guessing that globally the number of factories set up to produce quality lugged frames is small...
11-24-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By JulesCW

65 cm 1984 Specialized Expedition

For sale is a really nice 1984 Specialized Expedition, in great condition, The Expedition is 65 ctc, 60 tt. It has brand new 35c Gravel King tires on it now, with plenty of room for fenders. Some...
11-17-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72,747
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Posted By JulesCW

Schwinn Paramount PDG Series 5.0 '92 22" / 56 cm $275

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/631929348471151/ Seller says: "Nice lightweight tri-bike. Tange Butted OS Tubes (Cr-Moly), stays and fork. Quality Shimano 105 components, cartridge bottom...
11-13-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

ascherer , I'm glad it finally arrived. I was...

ascherer , I'm glad it finally arrived. I was becoming concerned that a postal worker in NY somewhere had either gotten a hernia or was fixing up all of his buddies' crappy bikes and the BOC was in...
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By JulesCW

Your original post said "Just found this. a...

Your original post said "Just found this. a friends junk drawer. Just gave it to me." Now you say its at a co-op with thousands (!) of old derailleurs -- that's apparently fine with volunteers...
11-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By JulesCW

Bikes like that do seem to be calling out for a...

Bikes like that do seem to be calling out for a rescue. ;)
11-07-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

Box 'o Crap on its way east again...

Here's a sneak peek of the box when I opened it:
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Lots of...
11-05-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

The handoff...

The Box 'o Crap has been handed off from OTS (on the left) ​​​​​​ to me... appropriately this was done in a ceremony in the Room o' Crap -- the parts room of our local bike co-op where we both...
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By JulesCW

That's a great derailleur, but not really a NOS...

That's a great derailleur, but not really a NOS NIB collector's item, IMHO. these derailleurs are pretty common, and go for $10 to $50 in my experience, with $50 being pretty darn mint, but still...
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By JulesCW

Given that in many parts of the USA you can find...

Given that in many parts of the USA you can find a decent quality older tandem made by Santana, Burley, or Trek for $300-$400 with a much better made frame and far better components I'd say...
10-26-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By JulesCW

From the description I presume you are looking...

From the description I presume you are looking for pieces of a vintage Silca frame pump, not the vintage track or other floor pump models?
10-17-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By JulesCW

When set up properly they worked well except for...

When set up properly they worked well except for mud collection -- exacerbated by under chain stay placement. They were an under-appreciated evolutionary dead end on the path of braking evolution.
10-17-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

O exalted crapmaster -- I cannot resist another...

O exalted crapmaster -- I cannot resist another tilt at the wheel-o-crap! Add me to the list again, if you deign it so.... but as OTS is practically my neighbor (less than 5 miles away!) I am going...
10-17-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By JulesCW

It is good of you to help her out. Post in this...

It is good of you to help her out. Post in this forum:Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/) Take and...
10-13-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 72,747
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Posted By JulesCW

Campy-equipped Holdsworth $250

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/784237502882931/

Fairfax, VA Seller says: "Classic road bike, hand-built by owner in 1982 on a Holdsworth frame. Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing,...
10-12-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By JulesCW

For your own mental health just let it go. You do...

For your own mental health just let it go. You do not want to buy this, you and the seller are unlikely to see eye to eye on it, and the opinions of bikeforum posters on the interactions between you...
10-01-22, 10:26 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

Well, then... your responsibility is clear ......

Well, then... your responsibility is clear ... time to contact the seller and n+1... :)

... and then ride it next year in the Tanner's Orchard vintage steel ride in Chillicothe -- your back door!
10-01-22, 06:23 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

Motobecane Grand Record $100

Motobecane Grand Record $100

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/419500286997414/

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10-01-22, 06:21 AM
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Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

Centurion Elite RS 23"

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/815288712925933/

Seller is asking $110

...
09-30-22, 07:33 AM
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Posted By JulesCW

56 cm Bottecchia

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/848858803150164/

Seller says: "Vintage Botecchia, 56 CM center to center Top Tube, 54.5 center to center 120 mm rear spacing [probably from the late...
09-30-22, 06:10 AM
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Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

Large Mongoose Chrome ATB Klunker

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/880765896219623/

Large Mongoose Chrome ATB Klunker $420

Seeler says:

"
Here is a vintage 80's Mongoose ATB city klunker build. This frame was...
09-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By JulesCW

Given the acquisition price there's a far better...

Given the acquisition price there's a far better chance that might happen! :)

Please post the process if you decide to repair it.
09-29-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By JulesCW

Those are indeed from Palo Alto Bicycles --...

Those are indeed from Palo Alto Bicycles -- here's a screenshot of part of page 14 from their 1979-80 catalog. No photo, but it is listed. The person you spoke to on the phone was likely not born...
09-26-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,116
Posted By JulesCW

Touch up paint

For touch up paint I've had good luck with nail polish -- it works pretty well, is fairly cheap, and comes in an amazing array of colors -- just wheel your bike into the makeup aisle of drugstores...
09-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By JulesCW

Steve's Olmo

It was a good ride -- always is -- perhaps next year more who are within driving distance will join us.

Here are some photos of Steve's very nice Olmo -- with a few shots of his cool Reynolds...
09-18-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By JulesCW

The Bullseye BB is a neat piece, but I ended up...

The Bullseye BB is a neat piece, but I ended up removing it from this bike, as the drips annoyed me. So it now sits on a shelf, awaiting... Who knows! ;)
09-14-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

I'm happy to see that the Superbe pedals I added...

I'm happy to see that the Superbe pedals I added to the box have found a home! Rough looking, but smooth. Enjoy. :)
09-13-22, 05:42 AM
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Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

Specialized RockCombo $200

Seller says: "Rare Specialized Combo, road bike geometry with mountain 26 inch wheels. set up as a single speed bike." https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/596910258793423/

A cool old drop...
09-13-22, 05:38 AM
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Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

1962 Schwinn Paramount p-14 $650

1962 Schwinn Paramount p-14 $650

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/804778937383603/

Seller says: "1962 Schwinn Paramount p-14 in need of restoration."

Horrible low light photos...
09-12-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 544
Posted By JulesCW

Yep. My LBS tried to tell me that a broken Campy...

Yep. My LBS tried to tell me that a broken Campy rear axle I brought in looking for a replacement was a sign the whole bike was unsafe. :(

I came back when the crusty old dude was in the shop...
09-12-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 544
Posted By JulesCW

The OP paid about $160 USD for this bike -- if...

The OP paid about $160 USD for this bike -- if the rest of the frame is ok and components are generally solid I'd say he's ok -- the fork photos do not look too bad to me. Was it a screaming Deal?...
09-12-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By JulesCW

Or, perhaps, the original owner rode it and...

Or, perhaps, the original owner rode it and replaced parts as they failed, upgrading as he went, perhaps buying random special bits that were on sale at his LBS, perhaps planning and saving up for...
09-11-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By JulesCW

Ouch! I'd far rather use newer stops and not be...

Ouch! I'd far rather use newer stops and not be period correct than engage in butchery! :(

Meanwhile I'll do some stretching exercises to make dt shifting easier (I ride 65-68 cm frames, so...
09-07-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By JulesCW

I regularly use the original Suntour bar-cons...

I regularly use the original Suntour bar-cons you're considering-- non-indexed -- to shift 5 through 9-speed rear freewheels and cassettes without issue. They're the bee's knees!
09-05-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

It was the grand prize... thanks!

It was the grand prize... thanks!
09-05-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

As Horace Greeley might have said to a young BOC, "Go West Young Man!"

The BOC, having had a two-stop sojourn in the midwest, now yearns for the fabled spaces and enticing opportunities promised in the land of milk and honey -- the west coast -- so with a tear in my eye...
09-02-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By JulesCW

​​​​​​​The BOC has landed at Chez JulesCW!

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I was leaving for work on my bike when my mail carrier -- a wonderful woman with a...
08-30-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By JulesCW

Hey! 5 tandems is only temporary -- we'll be down...

Hey! 5 tandems is only temporary -- we'll be down to 4 shortly -- I'm donating one to our local co-op -- a Fastab made in Texas in the 1970s -- kind of short in the back and way flexy, but will be a...
08-30-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By JulesCW

This is always a fun ride. If you're within a few...

This is always a fun ride. If you're within a few hours of central Illinois make the trip! The Illinois River valley makes for a little bit of hills, but not too much, we ride along the river,...
08-30-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By JulesCW

As far as value goes unless it is somehow a...

As far as value goes unless it is somehow a mega-rare grail bike (which seems unlikely given it's probably a mass-produced bike from your minimal description -- but who knows?) the value is already...
Replies: 34
Views: 849
Posted By JulesCW

Cool rims, neat idea of a trade. Is there a...

Cool rims, neat idea of a trade. Is there a question here?
08-23-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,737
Posted By JulesCW

Gorgeous fillet brazing, and delectable...

Gorgeous fillet brazing, and delectable components -- Magura hydraulics, Simples retrofriction shifters, Specialized flag cranks, Phil hubs... Oooooh. :)
Forum: For Sale
08-18-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By JulesCW

Memory lane time! PM sent. :)

Memory lane time! PM sent. :)
08-17-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 72,747
Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

Vintage Trek Road/Touring Bike w/61 cm frame $300

Vintage Trek Road/Touring Bike w/61 cm frame $300 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/978215222840705/

Seller Says: " Excellent mechanical condition 14 speed road/racing/touring bike....
08-17-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 72,747
Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

Serotta CSI roadbike - Dura-Ace. 56-57 size $400

Serotta CSI roadbike - Dura-Ace. 56-57 size $400 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/590083529360319/

Seller Says: "Serotta CSI. All Dura-Ace components. Swaged chain stays and seat...
08-15-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By JulesCW

Very nice -- but the American Classic seat post...

Very nice -- but the American Classic seat post sort of stands out as different (singing to myself: "one of these things is not like the others...") ...

Now go ride that thing -- don't let...
08-10-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 72,747
Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

Trek 520 $200

Trek 520 seller says: "Large size bike with 24” steel frame and 34” stand over height. 18 speed Suntour ARX bar end shifting. 27 x 1-1/4” Tri Sport tires. Includes fenders and rear rack. Can deliver...
08-06-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By JulesCW

It is highly unlikely that upgrading a Varsity,...

It is highly unlikely that upgrading a Varsity, regardless of era, will be cost effective. Especially if you have a shop do the work, you could buy a much nicer bike with a lighter, better frame and...
06-27-22, 06:20 AM
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Views: 11,815,389
Posted By JulesCW

Rene Herse 56 cm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2025036674389078/permalink/3958135007745892/?sale_post_id=3958135007745892


Seller Says: Rene herse 1970 randonneuse Size center to center 56x55 Stem 9 cm In good...
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