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08-06-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 200
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Posted By ramzilla

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My last pair of new 27" ProTeks. Hope I can still find some of these in the...
08-05-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By ramzilla

Good quality tubes are always a little harder to...

Good quality tubes are always a little harder to find than the ordinary cheap Asian stuff. Thank goodness I always stock up on tubes. My recommendation is to always buy 2x or 4x more than needed. Be...
08-03-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By ramzilla

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08-03-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By ramzilla

Drop bar brake levers will not work on upright...

Drop bar brake levers will not work on upright bars. When you convert from drop bars to upright bars you always have to install new stem, handlebar, levers, shifters, grips & cables. It's really not...
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By ramzilla

Oh my, that is one big horse of a bike. All nice...

Oh my, that is one big horse of a bike. All nice and clean. Original reflectors on the frame and wheels front & back. Probably got the original tires on it too. Looks like nobody ever rode it. And no...
07-29-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By ramzilla

Rules? We don't need no stinkin...

Rules? We don't need no stinkin rules...............

Seriously. The only rule about classic and vintage bikes is to get one for as little $ as possible. Put a ton of $ into it in order for it to...
07-28-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By ramzilla

Yep. That's about a 35 year old bike. Rust is...

Yep. That's about a 35 year old bike. Rust is visible all over the place. First thing you got to do is strip the bike parts off down to the bare frame. Soak all the parts in mineral spirits or diesel...
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By ramzilla

Buying a used bike is just like buying a used...

Buying a used bike is just like buying a used car. Does it have new tires? Has the drivetrain been refurbished? Have the wheel and crank bearings been replaced? If it's just another beat up old bike...
07-21-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By ramzilla

This is my counterfeit DeRosa ...

This is my counterfeit DeRosa

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Just kidding. (It's a cheap Japanese imitation).
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By ramzilla

If it's Tange Champion #1...

If it's Tange Champion #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) or Champion #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) then, it's...
Replies: 28
Views: 702
Posted By ramzilla

That's a big boy bike. Looks like it's greater...

That's a big boy bike. Looks like it's greater than a 60cm frame. Maybe a 62. If it was mine, I'd ditch the drop bars & safety levers & install some nice upright bars on it. New brake levers & grips....
07-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By ramzilla

This is the main reason I lubricate my chains...

This is the main reason I lubricate my chains with automatic transmission fluid. I'm also a big fan of KMC 8.93x chains on all my vintage 5, 6, & 7 speed set ups.
07-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 96,385
Posted By ramzilla

Just finished this Red Shogun 300. Started with a...

Just finished this Red Shogun 300. Started with a bare frame I got on ebay. Built it up with a 6 speed Shimano 600 drivetrain and, some newer wheels. I've got no idea what year it is or, how it was...
07-16-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By ramzilla

I'm very happy & proud that the mighty USA...

I'm very happy & proud that the mighty USA Schwinn name lives on. Good to know they're still bolting things together here too. Be good. Have fun.
07-04-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,615
Posted By ramzilla

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1988 Centurion Ironman
07-02-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,863
Posted By ramzilla

I got a 2012 carbon fiber Team Fuji free. The...

I got a 2012 carbon fiber Team Fuji free. The bike shop threw it away because it had a scratch on the seat stay tube. I picked it up at the county dump. I cleaned & polished the frame. Couldn't find...
06-25-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By ramzilla

yes, no worries

yes, no worries
06-21-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By ramzilla

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Trek 520 upgraded with upright handle bars and STI shifters
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By ramzilla

Absolutely yes. That bike is worth fixing up. It...

Absolutely yes. That bike is worth fixing up. It has a high tensile steel alloy frame that is surprisingly light once you strip all the parts off it. If you ditch the chrome steel wheels for some...
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By ramzilla

That's a really beautiful bike with top of the...

That's a really beautiful bike with top of the line frame and parts. Comparable to similar bikes with brand names Paramount, De Rosa, Tommasini and, Colnago. But, since it was "made in Japan" it will...
06-15-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 993
Posted By ramzilla

Please let me clarify my views on vintage rims. I...

Please let me clarify my views on vintage rims. I bought my first steel race bike in 1972. It was a Peugeot PX-10e. I've continued riding vintage steel bikes ever since then for a total of 48 years....
06-15-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 993
Posted By ramzilla

Check out these fancy rims on a 87 Centurion I...

Check out these fancy rims on a 87 Centurion I recently restored. They've been equipped with 23mm Michelin tires and, they roll very fast.
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06-12-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By ramzilla

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AFAIK this is one of the oldest mass produced specimens of aluminum bikes...
06-12-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,728
Posted By ramzilla

It's pretty easy to spread 126mm rear dropouts to...

It's pretty easy to spread 126mm rear dropouts to 130mm. Then you can upgrade your drivetrain to a 7 speed cassette or bump it up to 8 or 9 speed stuff. Pop a set of these on your bike w/some 23mm...
06-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,274
Posted By ramzilla

I voted Centurion because I just finished...

I voted Centurion because I just finished restoring this one and, it rides as good as it looks.............................
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06-11-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9,043
Views: 866,231
Posted By ramzilla

All cleaned, refurbished & advertised for sale...

All cleaned, refurbished & advertised for sale today. I think it's a 1987 but, not completely sure. It's a Centurion Master with Shimano 600 groupset.
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Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By ramzilla

I really can't speak to the value of your Raleigh...

I really can't speak to the value of your Raleigh frame. But, I do know that somewhere around 1987 that the Raleigh brand name & North American distribution was sold off. I think that Huffy USA had...
06-05-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By ramzilla

I spent my younger working years as an HVAC...

I spent my younger working years as an HVAC mechanic and, electrician. Later, I obtained an Engineering degree and became a construction manager. Tried all sorts of tool boxes & rigging bags. In my...
06-04-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,085
Posted By ramzilla

RAMZILLA GOES...

RAMZILLA GOES BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!:crash::troll::fred::fight::roflmao::backpedal::winter::speedy::banned::deadhorse::deadhorse2:ARRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-04-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By ramzilla

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Vintage 1984 Lotus modified with upright handlebars. Be good. Have fun.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By ramzilla

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"Before" picture. Don't have any after pictures yet. But, it's finished. And,...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By ramzilla

Allright. Time for some gratuitous Centurion bike...

Allright. Time for some gratuitous Centurion bike p#rn.

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Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. I know. Bringing an old bike back to life...

Yeah. I know. Bringing an old bike back to life and selling it for less than you put into it is a curious experience. I'm glad when someone happily buys one of my beautiful restorations and, that's...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By ramzilla

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I picked this one up for $120 in November 2019. After completely refurbishing it...
06-01-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,028
Posted By ramzilla

Look what the bike store threw out. .......... A...

Look what the bike store threw out. .......... A friend of mine living in Park Ridge NJ (within commute distance to NY city) was in line at the county dump behind a van from a local bike store. When...
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By ramzilla

WIth something like an old Trek 400 it's all...

WIth something like an old Trek 400 it's all about the wheels. The frames are great. But, they're stationary. (They really don't move much). The wheels are what make the bike come alive. How old are...
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By ramzilla

Hi oddjob2. Long time no hear. Hope you & your...

Hi oddjob2. Long time no hear. Hope you & your loved ones are doing well during these difficult times. With the shiny foil graphics, top tube brake cable clamps, center pull brakes and, chrome socks...
05-25-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,101
Posted By ramzilla

I found this bike chained to a utility pole on my...

I found this bike chained to a utility pole on my bike ride last Sunday. It had a sign that said "make offer" with a phone number. A couple days later, I texted an offer of $50. The response was OK....
05-25-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By ramzilla

Pasela Panaracer clincher tires are great rolling...

Pasela Panaracer clincher tires are great rolling tires. It's the absolute definite go to tire for anything with 27" wheels. A good performing tire that will put a smile on your face. They also...
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By ramzilla

You would definitely need to live somewhere...

You would definitely need to live somewhere pretty flat to enjoy a Schwinn Continental. Somewhere you could park it in a garage on the ground floor. You wouldn't want to try & lug that up a set of...
05-20-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By ramzilla

I love old Schwinn step through frames. Well made...

I love old Schwinn step through frames. Well made durable stuff. Good riding bikes.
05-13-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,101
Posted By ramzilla

Look at what I just sold tonight. YAY! Now I can...

Look at what I just sold tonight. YAY! Now I can buy another old beat up bike & start all over again. Thank you Jeff. I'm sure you will enjoy it. ...
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By ramzilla

With those graphics, headbadge and, parts that's...

With those graphics, headbadge and, parts that's probably around a 1970 bike ( + or - a couple years ). It's got a cottered crank and, solid nutted rear axle. So, a basic entry level bike. Falcon's...
05-12-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By ramzilla

You got to be kidding me. Seriously. Those Maxxis...

You got to be kidding me. Seriously. Those Maxxis Aspen tires look like they belong on a farm tractor. No wonder you're going so slow. If you want something faster get a smoother rounder tire. These...
05-12-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By ramzilla

Nope. They're rubber "grip fists" come in various...

Nope. They're rubber "grip fists" come in various sizes. I think this is a link to something similar:

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Quick-Fist-mounting-equipment/dp/B000CQPANY
05-11-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By ramzilla

You probably won't have much luck finding a 126mm...

You probably won't have much luck finding a 126mm free hub wheel. And, I'm not sure why you'd want one. The old 126mm free hub wheels were fitted with 6 speed Shimano Uniglide cassettes which are...
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By ramzilla

I like the fact the bike has all original parts...

I like the fact the bike has all original parts including the little wheel reflectors. Very nice. If that bike was a 54cm or 56cm frame it would sell very fast. The only problem will be waiting for...
05-04-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By ramzilla

Helicomatic freewheels & hubs work just fine...

Helicomatic freewheels & hubs work just fine until they don't. Then it's time for new wheels & a whole new drivetrain.
05-01-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,480
Posted By ramzilla

No ride difference unloaded. Ride changes...

No ride difference unloaded. Ride changes incrementally with load. If it's just a couple towels or a jacket then no big deal. If you put a twelve pack of beer on one side & a watermelon on the other...
04-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By ramzilla

That's an adjustable cup on the non drive side....

That's an adjustable cup on the non drive side. There's plain old ball bearings inside. You'll need a crank arm remover tool. Some kind of spanner hook wrench. And, one of those adjustable pin...
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