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08-06-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By carbomb

Looks to be chrome under the rear dropouts and...

Looks to be chrome under the rear dropouts and lower fork socks which would be consistent with a Super Course.
06-25-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By carbomb

Back up for sale =)

Back up for sale =)
06-19-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By carbomb

Kilroy1988 that's fine with me if you're...

Kilroy1988 that's fine with me if you're interested in making the trip. Coincidentally I just sold my VW to someone who drove down from Fresno for it. I'll PM you to sort out the details and mark it...
06-19-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By carbomb

That's my understanding as well. Maybe the guys...

That's my understanding as well. Maybe the guys in the Carlton factory were feeling cheeky that day.
06-19-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By carbomb

FS: 1972 Raleigh Super Course - SoCal

1972 Raleigh Super Course


Looking at the catalog I think it's their 23.5" size which is more like a 59cm
top tube is 56 3/4cm c-c
seat tube is 58cm c-c or 59cm c-t
stand over is 33"


It...
03-28-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By carbomb

Hah! I love it when a bike I was debating buying...

Hah! I love it when a bike I was debating buying on CL vanishes, then re-appears on here =) I think it's cool, glad you didn't pay the full $400 they were asking. I hope it cleans up nice because...
03-26-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By carbomb

I'll second the worn square taper on the...

I'll second the worn square taper on the crankset. If you have a spare crankset go ahead and put it on and see if the creaking is still there. Nowadays I have more noise and creaking from saddles...
03-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By carbomb

Ooooo, very nice. That is a curious double chain...

Ooooo, very nice. That is a curious double chain ring setup, I think.
03-12-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,408
Posted By carbomb

I trick myself into allowing everything to get...

I trick myself into allowing everything to get used, heavily.

Imagine a long enough timeline, many, many decades or a century or more from now. Odds are everything you have will be binned,...
03-09-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 88,868
Posted By carbomb

fitted some donated VO fenders to my Nishiki...

fitted some donated VO fenders to my Nishiki Cresta. The 3 jockey LePREE always cracks me up....
03-08-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,056
Posted By carbomb

Riding really far to the right to be a 'good...

Riding really far to the right to be a 'good cyclist' my first day ever with my first road bike ever and getting doored. Luckily nobody was in the oncoming lane I was launched into. However it lead...
03-07-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 443,755
Posted By carbomb

A Nishiki Kokusai frame and some other parts from...

A Nishiki Kokusai frame and some other parts from deux jambes . Time to make a Nexus 3 speed townie.
...
03-07-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 64,173
Posted By carbomb

Just got a Nishiki Kokusai framset and other...

Just got a Nishiki Kokusai framset and other parts in from deux jambes . Quick shipping, well packaged.
02-28-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 88,868
Posted By carbomb

Digging through my box of bolts, odds and ends to...

Digging through my box of bolts, odds and ends to mount some dented VO fenders sourced from the co-op for $5 to my dented Nishiki Cresta, also from the co-op. My favorite bikes are riders with...
02-27-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,577
Posted By carbomb

My touring Surly and my Eroica bikes all use the...

My touring Surly and my Eroica bikes all use the Nitto Noodle (Mod. 177) in 44cm. I like the engraving near the clamp, the fact it sweeps a little closer to you on the flats, but still has a rather...
02-27-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,577
Posted By carbomb

mkeller234 that Fuji Finest is stunning

mkeller234 that Fuji Finest is stunning
02-27-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By carbomb

In Kyoto I stopped by Cycle Shop Eirin...

In Kyoto I stopped by Cycle Shop Eirin Marutamachi (https://www.sports-eirin-marutamachi.com/) (https://www.sports-eirin-marutamachi.com/) a few years ago and remember they had some bins of used...
02-27-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 64,173
Posted By carbomb

Bought some things from TenGrainBread , ...

Bought some things from TenGrainBread , brockd15 and Brewsmith . Very quick shipping and everything was as described.
02-26-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By carbomb

I love this sorcery....

I love this sorcery. https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/47136806002_c2f3d7e736_k_351c81f31eaeeceba70cff3b6f1bc40b9e164cd2.jpg
02-25-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52,384
Views: 7,067,224
Posted By carbomb

Schwinn Paramount (1975) - $200 (Santa...

Schwinn Paramount (1975) - $200 (Santa Clarita)https://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_6xXMPN4s0mn_600x450.jpg
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02-23-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By carbomb

I've put better tires on bikes I was sure I...

I've put better tires on bikes I was sure I didn't like and practically transformed the bikes into one of my new favorites. If I put a Veloflex on a mid range bike, well it jumps quite a bit up that...
02-23-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By carbomb

It will take those size tires just fine. I built...

It will take those size tires just fine. I built up this exact bike, but in 54cm, for a friend for Eroica California in 2016. Not a single problem with it, it rode just wonderfully.
02-22-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 52,384
Views: 7,067,224
Posted By carbomb

1980 Raleigh Competition GS 10-Speed ...

1980 Raleigh Competition GS 10-Speed
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/pasadena-1980-raleigh-competition-gs-10/6825840370.html
02-22-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By carbomb

I currently ride both. I can't think of a problem...

I currently ride both. I can't think of a problem I've ever had with the Paselas, while sadly I have sliced open a Gravelking descending a rocky hill during the first 5 miles of Eroica California. I...
02-20-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 631,388
Posted By carbomb

This is my 1987 Nishiki Modulus Serial # WG...

This is my 1987 Nishiki Modulus
Serial # WG 01588

She rides nice (very vertically stiff), shifts without fault, but most importantly she has fun 80's paint. She was just put up for sale to make...
02-20-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By carbomb

Eroica Japan 2019

Registration opened recently for Eroica Japan 2019 and I bit the bullet and registered. Anyone else here planning to attend or have attended a prior one?

Naturally, the bike I intend on riding...
Forum: Foo
08-14-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By carbomb

It's probably a bot network trying to build up a...

It's probably a bot network trying to build up a community of friends, followers, people they follow, etc. to seem like a person to later be used for marketing.

Although, if you were say a soldier...
08-11-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By carbomb

That's pretty cool! The one design that would...

That's pretty cool! The one design that would absolutely tolerate a kickstand best has no provisions for it. I love it =)
07-28-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,582
Posted By carbomb

Pebble Beach's Concours d'Elegance is where you...

Pebble Beach's Concours d'Elegance is where you go to see garage queens.

I think Eroica is more like the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an actual European event, which has showcased a Camry* numerous...
07-28-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,582
Posted By carbomb

Congrats! That's a pretty one. I'm a fan of the...

Congrats! That's a pretty one. I'm a fan of the little dash of line work on the top tube and fork on these. Suntour Cyclone, clean frame, very clean rims, excellent condition indeed.
07-28-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,582
Posted By carbomb

so long as I don't turn on the news I think that...

so long as I don't turn on the news I think that will qualify as the stupidest, vaguely racist, thing I'll hear all week
07-25-17, 04:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,582
Posted By carbomb

I'd vote for the Royale or the Miyata, but I...

I'd vote for the Royale or the Miyata, but I wouldn't pay those prices for either, especially after shipping. I would pay those prices for the Zeus, but since he's being difficult... that means I'd...
07-25-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,610
Posted By carbomb

Ah, the Peugeot is only 61cm, but the angles make...

Ah, the Peugeot is only 61cm, but the angles make it taller to me. The Nishiki at the end is most certainly NOT a 57cm, lol. I'm 5'10" and generally ride a 57cm frame; noway this would come anywhere...
07-25-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,610
Posted By carbomb

The Craigslist market in Los Angeles changes very...

The Craigslist market in Los Angeles changes very quickly. If you miss a deal now there will probably be a comparable one next week.

As I'm sure veteran CL hunters on this board will tell you,...
07-25-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By carbomb

Hah! Well, once you have the bike you want come...

Hah! Well, once you have the bike you want come visit your local bike co-op and get her dialed in =)
https://bikerowave.org/

I guess if I see anything much too large for me on Craigslist I now...
07-25-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,610
Posted By carbomb

Searching the California Craigslist like I do...

Searching the California Craigslist like I do I'll say we just don't have the quantity of old European bikes like Europe does. We do have a ton of Japanese bikes though and they had aero brakes by...
07-25-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,610
Posted By carbomb

Gut response: one of the Schwinn Tempo's My...

Gut response: one of the Schwinn Tempo's

My friend road a Schwinn Prelude of the same era on Eroica CA. We bought it off Craigslist for 100, added a Suntour ARx rear with I think a 32t freewheel,...
07-24-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,091
Posted By carbomb

I had a 36 up front and a 34 in the back... I...

I had a 36 up front and a 34 in the back... I still walked, because reasons. I think I could've done it without walking, but I'm also a fan of hiking in general and I was in good company walking. I...
07-17-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By carbomb

I whole heartily agree. Besides, it's a touring...

I whole heartily agree. Besides, it's a touring bike, meant to be ridden with all sorts of nonsense strapped to it, rubbing, in inclement weather. I respect a glorious patina from history. Just go to...
07-13-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,584
Posted By carbomb

I had no idea they were polarizing. I've seen...

I had no idea they were polarizing. I've seen people that really like them, but never someone that loaths them, or anything like that really. On this forum they seem very appreciated and everywhere...
Forum: Foo
07-13-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By carbomb

I want to play, but I don't know how you would...

I want to play, but I don't know how you would search for this stuff. Frankly my own listings are sad enough, "lost interest, riding other bikes, just want room in the apartment for a new build to...
07-12-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By carbomb

The 532 designation helps. Someone coincidentally...

The 532 designation helps. Someone coincidentally pointed out that there's a riveted on version of it, sounds like you have that one. 28t max is what it says for the rear cog, though you may be able...
07-12-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By carbomb

I'd need to see pictures. All the Light Action...

I'd need to see pictures. All the Light Action derailleurs I have aren't part of a derailleur hanger claw so unscrewing it off the claw and mounting it directly, to an integrated hanger should be a...
07-02-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 443,755
Posted By carbomb

Framset from Flog00 ! As seen on a previous...

Framset from Flog00 ! As seen on a previous thread showcasing rust. Time to get to work!
http://www.3dninja.com/images/bianchi/main_photo_as_recieved.jpg
06-29-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,610
Posted By carbomb

The fork steerer tube is probably that size from...

The fork steerer tube is probably that size from the factory so they only need to make 1 size that gets cut down at the bike shop for all the various frame sizes they make. That bit of metal isn't...
06-29-17, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By carbomb

^ Use that suggestion. If you line the valve up...

^ Use that suggestion. If you line the valve up with the hole it goes in even if you forgot which way the tire went the hole can only line up with two possible points either way you flip it. Search...
06-29-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By carbomb

I have a Blackburn with 1 hole that works for...

I have a Blackburn with 1 hole that works for both schrader and presta, which I prefer. The Blackburn Air Tower 1 looks similar to mine and it's cheap. I absolutely loath the Topeak Joe Blow Sport...
06-29-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,042
Posted By carbomb

For things like this I often wonder if it's not...

For things like this I often wonder if it's not easier to just find a quality steel mountain bike on Craigslist and to buy that and swap over the parts.

I bought a Nishiki Ariel that had a nice,...
06-27-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,361
Posted By carbomb

WOOO!!! That's incredibly rad. I need to get over...

WOOO!!! That's incredibly rad. I need to get over my fear of old, lugged carbon frames I guess!
06-27-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By carbomb

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ZTL1II/ref=cm_sw_r_c...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ZTL1II/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_P9Quzb2EH40F3

So I bought that rear and matching front from WheelMaster on Amazon. It's $50 bucks for the back rim, $40 front, quick...
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