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08-07-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ryansu

I picked up this 850 in November 2019 for $20...

I picked up this 850 in November 2019 for $20 with a flat tire and some balky shifting so perhaps that has skewed my view a bit...
08-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By ryansu

This might help Good luck with your project...

This might help Good luck with your project Legnano main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Legnano/Legnano_main.htm)
08-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By ryansu

The French really had the make gaspipe frames...

The French really had the make gaspipe frames ride like a Cadillac thing down Nice job on the rehab
08-06-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,687
Posted By ryansu

I had a stubborn pedal in December and ended up...

I had a stubborn pedal in December and ended up using the breaker bar on my pedal wrench and immobilized the crank arm with toe straps - after double checking I was going the correct direction to...
08-06-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,357
Posted By ryansu

OP know that *Some* old touring bikes with Cantis...

OP know that *Some* old touring bikes with Cantis built for 27" wheels can be difficult to convert to 700c due to getting the brakes pads to align with the smaller diameter 700 c wheel so maybe test...
08-06-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By ryansu

the Taurus are my go to gloves I have 2 pair and...

the Taurus are my go to gloves I have 2 pair and really like them
08-06-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By ryansu

I was helping my nephew find a bike and paid $120...

I was helping my nephew find a bike and paid $120 for a early 90s Trek 820 that 10 months ago I could have probably picked up for half that, then again I scored a 93 Univega Hybrid for $40 on Sunday...
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By ryansu

As a newbie you can post pictures to the gallery...

As a newbie you can post pictures to the gallery before you get to 10 posts https://www.bikeforums.net/g/
08-04-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By ryansu

When I am looking for cheap I go to Amazon but...

When I am looking for cheap I go to Amazon but you can sometimes find deals at Biketiresdirect or Treefort Bikes. I have a entry level Miyata I am rehabbing to sell and I ordered cheap Sunlite tires...
08-04-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By ryansu

Not yet - did it have you create an album?

Not yet - did it have you create an album?
08-04-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By ryansu

Welcome, I believe that as a new member you can...

Welcome, I believe that as a new member you can upload to the Gallery https://www.bikeforums.net/g/ which makes ID on the bike much easier after 10 posts you can then upload a photo to your posts
08-03-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By ryansu

Rules are allot like badges...

Rules are allot like badges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ
08-03-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By ryansu

Video on this Model from BikemanforU

Video on this Model from BikemanforU
08-03-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By ryansu

Very Cool, hope your Son rides the wheels off it!

Very Cool, hope your Son rides the wheels off it!
08-03-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,357
Posted By ryansu

Wow this thread is right in my wheelhouse. I had...

Wow this thread is right in my wheelhouse. I had an 86 Schwinn Passage that was my entry into vintage Touring bikes and I really liked it and only sold it due to economics but that lead to an 87...
08-03-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 46,352
Posted By ryansu

According to Velobase the Shimano 400 CX...

According to Velobase the Shimano 400 CX components are 93 or 94 and a bike website pegged the Power Oval tubing as 93 when I get to working on it I will take a closer look at the components for dates
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 46,352
Posted By ryansu

Good call madpogue per the photo below there was...

Good call madpogue per the photo below there was a W and E before the K so the serial number appears to be WEKGO3372 perhaps T-Mar can work his magic. I couldn't match it to the serial # database,...
08-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 46,352
Posted By ryansu

I have had a hankering to find a hybrid since...

I have had a hankering to find a hybrid since late last year, came close a few times but never quite got there, but I was browsing CL today like you do and boom a $40 bike in this market! wait its a...
08-02-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,404
Posted By ryansu

The 610 looks to be smaller maybe a 54 or 56?...

The 610 looks to be smaller maybe a 54 or 56? Both are nice scores I would suggest getting them safe (stops and shifts) greasing the stem and seat posts and then riding them, see what you like make...
08-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By ryansu

I have had good luck with the SunRace RD M10...

I have had good luck with the SunRace RD M10 rear. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JVK8VUG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) Its cheap and looks the vintage part and comes in a...
08-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,633
Posted By ryansu

Been working on a Miyata 112 I got for a winter...

Been working on a Miyata 112 I got for a winter trainer bike. The plan was always to clean it up do some maintenance and pass it along. It got the full tear down as I had nothing else going on. I...
07-31-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 149,956
Posted By ryansu

I used to find deals on Rock Hoppers if I looked...

I used to find deals on Rock Hoppers if I looked now (Covid pricing) I am lucky to find a Hard Rock for under a C note.

i found this 93 Rock Hopper for $65 about a year ago did a little work added...
07-31-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By ryansu

Its called an Inline Gear indicator I think they...

Its called an Inline Gear indicator I think they mostly had them for 9 speeds I used one on a Cannondale Road many years ago, not as intricate or fussy as the Flight Deck you can sometimes find them...
07-26-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,893,275
Posted By ryansu

Found this 91 Trek 820 to refresh for my nephew...

Found this 91 Trek 820 to refresh for my nephew it was COVID market inflated but it was also in my neighborhood which is nice as getting out of West Seattle ain't so easy these days. I figure by the...
07-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By ryansu

Nice score. I have learned from experience that...

Nice score. I have learned from experience that before I give in to my tendency to go wild with the shopping cart, to get the bike rideable first and then ride it allot and then fix it up in some...
07-25-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,893,275
Posted By ryansu

JacobLee I need to start going to Garage sales! I...

JacobLee I need to start going to Garage sales! I am looking for just such a find like your HardRock for my nephew and FB and CL are full of expensive meh in this Pandemic Market not like the $20 92...
07-24-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By ryansu

Very nicely done I did a similar mod of a friends...

Very nicely done I did a similar mod of a friends super course that had been languishing in a basement for 20 years, Put flat bars on it and a rebuild and it got some new life
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07-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By ryansu

Have a near identical Moto_GT a 78 in the same...

Have a near identical Moto_GT a 78 in the same size, love it good luck with the sale
07-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,058
Posted By ryansu

Thanks Man I would not have had the chance to...

Thanks Man I would not have had the chance to rebuild this without your generosity

Definitely feels lively fast for me but that could be because I am used to riding touring type bikes with tires...
07-12-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,550
Posted By ryansu

Someone is going to get a damn fine Allez hope...

Someone is going to get a damn fine Allez hope you got some miles on it RiddleOfSteel before the shift
07-12-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,287
Posted By ryansu

I think new members can post pics to the gallery ...

I think new members can post pics to the gallery (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/) and then get an assist from a member to put in the thread
07-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,287
Posted By ryansu

Engage!

Engage!
07-12-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By ryansu

There is an excellent database by forum member...

There is an excellent database by forum member T-Mar located here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html) where is the serial # located? drop out BB shell...
07-12-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By ryansu

Hmm hadn't thought about I just set it for the...

Hmm hadn't thought about I just set it for the 50t ring but since the old ring was a 53 I probably did - This was a total tear down so I put the compact on when I was reassembling the bike. The...
07-12-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,550
Posted By ryansu

I don't have your height RoS but I do have the...

I don't have your height RoS but I do have the legs of 5'8" man 30" inseam (like my two brothers) but am nearly 5'11'' due to a Looooong torso. I rode a 54cm Cannondale for a decade before realizing...
07-12-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By ryansu

Thanks for the compliment and suggestions. I...

Thanks for the compliment and suggestions. I did a cursory look at ebay and most of the 7 speed Suntour offerings were in the $50 and up, sometimes way up category and/or were corncobs but I might...
07-11-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,728
Posted By ryansu

:lol: I have 2 nice vintage tourers with triples...

:lol: I have 2 nice vintage tourers with triples -this is the go "fast" bike
07-11-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,728
Posted By ryansu

I put an FSA Vero compact 9 speed crank on my 89...

I put an FSA Vero compact 9 speed crank on my 89 Specialized Allez with 7 speed Suntour GPX drive train... hey I am old and live in a hilly neighborhood. Ok Ok Comfy chair it is, Nobody expects the...
07-11-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,459
Posted By ryansu

Nice Score OP I too am a Miyata fan. I am...

Nice Score OP I too am a Miyata fan. I am currently refurbing an 1987 Miyata 112 that I had as a winter trainer bike so I can sell it on after it gets some love. That 615 looks sweet.
07-11-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By ryansu

The compact cranks works great, there are some...

The compact cranks works great, there are some iffy shifts in the 21 and 23t cogs but that is a result of the GPX shifters and derailleurs paired with a new SunRace 7 speed FW. The Vero Compact goes...
07-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,058
Posted By ryansu

I finally got around to putting on the bar tape...

I finally got around to putting on the bar tape so for now I am going to call the Allez Fin! It has some iffy shifts in the 21t and 23t cogs but I am going to live with that for now. After all I...
07-09-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By ryansu

My 2 cents I am 5' 10 ish with a 30" inseam and a...

My 2 cents I am 5' 10 ish with a 30" inseam and a loooooong torso and ride a 22.5/57cm 1987 Trek 520. I *think* you want something a bit larger for your inseam. I am running the 27 inch stock wheels...
07-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,532
Posted By ryansu

I will Echo Dr Cannondale on FIt and after you...

I will Echo Dr Cannondale on FIt and after you have that figured out its Comfort, Comfort Comfort. Find a saddle you like, Pedals you like, a bar height/Reach/ hand position you like. As a 3 time...
07-05-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,058
Posted By ryansu

Well I am very close. Did a shake down cruise...

Well I am very close. Did a shake down cruise this morning of about 4 miles and shifting is about 70% there. The good news is it shifts fine between the 50 and 34 up front, I just need to dial in...
07-05-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,058
Posted By ryansu

You can see the whole Process here...

You can see the whole Process here (https://ryansrebuilds.blogspot.com/search?q=520) really like how the 520 rides with those 531 main tubes
06-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By ryansu

The FSA Vero compact crank is Mounted! now I...

The FSA Vero compact crank is Mounted! now I just need to finish the rebuild and see how it works on the road
...
06-28-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,058
Posted By ryansu

Well as Bugs Bunny would say "eh ya getting...

Well as Bugs Bunny would say "eh ya getting warmer Doc" the frame has been frame savered, cleaned, a few bare spots touched up and finally waxed, The headset is cleaned and rebuilt and back on the...
06-28-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 31,410
Posted By ryansu

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8256_18816dba6038e4b5eb29af349d0971eb0673f3c2.jpg
After Rebuild
1989 Specialized Allez 58 cm, currently about 1/2 way through a...
06-22-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By ryansu

Thanks so much to all of you for the feed back. I...

Thanks so much to all of you for the feed back. I have ordered the FSA Vero and if it all works out and I love it, I will save my pennies for something more vintage looking to put on the Allez like a...
06-22-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By ryansu

its a SunRace 13-25, I have been told people get...

its a SunRace 13-25, I have been told people get the GPX RD to work with a 28t big cog but I tired and couldn't.
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