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07-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 652
Posted By USAZorro

I hear you. If I still lived in Rochester, NY,...

I hear you. If I still lived in Rochester, NY, or Carlisle, PA. I could possibly make a case for keeping something like this (relatively flat and bike friendly). Honestly, I think that a hard-core...
07-05-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 652
Posted By USAZorro

Break out the brass wheels to treat the rims. ...

Break out the brass wheels to treat the rims. That's a sweet find that might not net you a fortune, but it's still a treasure.
07-01-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By USAZorro

I'm here to expose you. :innocent: Needs...

I'm here to expose you. :innocent:

Needs this soundtrack.

I know that the "all's well that ends well" rule is in effect, but I would not have used that tool to remove the paint from a 753-tubed...
07-01-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,291
Posted By USAZorro

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course...

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course geometry. Grand Prix Frame is same material as SGP frame. (changed when 1978 Model Super Courses came around).

Actually, there isn't a great...
07-01-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,291
Posted By USAZorro

Repainted "in the spirit of the original". If...

Repainted "in the spirit of the original". If only it were the next size smaller. :)

...
07-01-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,291
Posted By USAZorro

I think the best that any of us can do is provide...

I think the best that any of us can do is provide our own anecdotes. Given what I've seen, it's more accurate to say that build quality is "uneven". The Team Professional and Professional MK I...
06-30-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,291
Posted By USAZorro

SGP isn't a 531 frame. It's a GP with some...

SGP isn't a 531 frame. It's a GP with some upgraded components (like alloy wheels).
06-30-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,291
Posted By USAZorro

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? ...

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? Lived there for 20 years before life took me away about 7 years ago. You just missed the annual World Cup Ski & Cycle bike swap in Camp Hill. No...
06-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6,415
Views: 553,620
Posted By USAZorro

Well, technically, it was yesterday now. Huge...

Well, technically, it was yesterday now. Huge thanks to Insidious C.

Significant project now in the works, as my wife wants a nice, yellow bike (she really likes the color that i had my...
06-26-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,193
Posted By USAZorro

Not just the stem. The saddle and the crankset...

Not just the stem. The saddle and the crankset are the only components with even a hint of appeal.
06-25-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By USAZorro

Just saw this. Order of business #1...

Just saw this. Order of business #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) would be to ditch the Helicomatic hub. Looks like you're on the right path with your new...
06-25-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By USAZorro

Mid 90's Giant Iguana. Put smooth tires on it....

Mid 90's Giant Iguana. Put smooth tires on it. Beefiest fork ever and very sturdy. Also has all the attached fittings necessary for fenders, racks, etc.

Cannondales? The early aluminum tin cans? ...
06-24-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,237
Posted By USAZorro

Best American mass-produced model from it's...

Best American mass-produced model from it's introduction in 1939 until Trek was making better. For quite a while it was the best that American riders could get without going to extraordinary...
06-24-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,237
Posted By USAZorro

This is the sort of thread that exposes...

This is the sort of thread that exposes enthusiasts' souls. :lol:

I have two lists. One that sticks to the premise of one country per decade, and one that doesn't. For starters, I'm sticking to...
06-24-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 886
Posted By USAZorro

Just on general principle, it would seem that...

Just on general principle, it would seem that there would be fewer stresses on the bottom bracket of the MK IV than that atrocity of a TT frame. Unless you have some indication that the MK IV had...
06-22-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By USAZorro

I think the question was "now or later". Past...

I think the question was "now or later". Past history seems to indicate that bikes that were in comparable positions in their line-ups haven't become substantially more in demand. Overall demand...
06-18-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By USAZorro

The serial number font doesn't look like Raleigh....

The serial number font doesn't look like Raleigh. I can't make out the entire serial, but if it doesn't start with a W and have another letter immediately following, it DEFINITELY is not a Raleigh....
06-18-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By USAZorro

Not denying that. I've met Larry. I like Larry....

Not denying that. I've met Larry. I like Larry. Larry has some things I might be interested in buying, but I've never bought anything from him. He has lots of things that don't seem to be for sale....
06-16-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 820
Posted By USAZorro

I don't recall that anyone other than a moderator...

I don't recall that anyone other than a moderator could delete a thread.
06-14-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By USAZorro

1973 RRA Shakedown Jaunt

Only 9 miles on one of our local greenways, but it was a great morning for it - despite some lingering rough conditions following local flooding a few weeks ago.

I acquired the RRA from a fellow...
06-12-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAZorro

Checking the 1986 US catalog by color, and not...

Checking the 1986 US catalog by color, and not finding a likely match.

My suspicion is a Grand Prix, or a Kodiak.

...
05-30-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By USAZorro

I understand where you're coming from, but that...

I understand where you're coming from, but that doesn't negate what Branko said. The threading on the headset would only be an issue if the headset needs to be replaced, and it is neither hard, nor...
05-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 647
Posted By USAZorro

I think I have a NOS spare. I can check and...

I think I have a NOS spare. I can check and compare notes on size.
...
05-13-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,551
Posted By USAZorro

I've built wheels with both. CR-18 is stronger......

I've built wheels with both. CR-18 is stronger... and heavier. That said, if your concerns are weight and looks, the AS23x is fine.



The AS23x comes in polished alloy as well.
05-09-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By USAZorro

I picked up an '81 for my wife a couple years...

I picked up an '81 for my wife a couple years back. I swapped from 27" to 700c, and it was challenging to find front cantis that would work. It's a smaller sized bike, and other years and sizes might...
05-08-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By USAZorro

I purchased two Magna MTBs as my son's scout...

I purchased two Magna MTBs as my son's scout troop was preparing for a 5 day ride on the C&O Canal. Mechanically, they were up to the task, but dang that thing weighed a ton and was really slow (some...
05-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By USAZorro

dunno. looks kinda huge and unrideable. ...

dunno. looks kinda huge and unrideable. :innocent:

Great score.
05-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,587
Posted By USAZorro

Was what I came into the thread looking to...

Was what I came into the thread looking to promote. The frame is magically plush, and the geometry is very versatile.

More porn:

...
05-06-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,471
Posted By USAZorro

What exactly does anyone feel has been lost here?...

What exactly does anyone feel has been lost here? Perhaps Italians have mixed feelings of wounded national pride and thankfulness that the Colnago family received substantial financial recognition...
05-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,194
Posted By USAZorro

Initially, it was a hand-me-down, red 20" Schwinn...

Initially, it was a hand-me-down, red 20" Schwinn that was probably from around 1961. Nothing fancy about it at all, but even then, I knew I loved riding. About 12 years later, it was a 1978 Raleigh...
04-29-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 997
Posted By USAZorro

Glad they went to a good home. I had an itch...

Glad they went to a good home.

I had an itch for the Herse, but it was a might large, and timing wasn't great, and you would have gotten it anyway (proximity and, immediacy). I've never ridden an...
04-28-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,346
Posted By USAZorro

Depends on the day... and which bike I choose. ...

Depends on the day... and which bike I choose. Some days, the steeds act like mules. :o
04-21-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,509
Posted By USAZorro

Neither poll option seems to fit my perspective...

Neither poll option seems to fit my perspective perfectly. I had been thinking of ordering a bicycle from Hilary Stone, but priorities here shifted a bit. That could change, but I have several...
04-16-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By USAZorro

Hi. Welcome. After 10 posts, you'll be able to...

Hi. Welcome. After 10 posts, you'll be able to add pictures. If you have a link to your pictures, I think you can post that.
04-14-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,268
Posted By USAZorro

Does that include "shorties"?

Does that include "shorties"?
04-09-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By USAZorro

Any chance you can post the serial number on the...

Any chance you can post the serial number on the bottom bracket? Likely starts with "W".

First guess - a 1979-ish Competition GS.
04-07-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,091
Posted By USAZorro

It's easy to end up with a converted MTB that...

It's easy to end up with a converted MTB that handles a bit like a truck. Ask me how I know. I have one that's quite rideable in every respect, but the handling is just a bit "different"

Have also...
04-05-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By USAZorro

How certain are you of the seat tube opening? ...

How certain are you of the seat tube opening? Has the binder been over-tightened?

Based on the Campagnolo dropouts, the RRA would be eliminated from consideration - as would everything else...
04-03-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By USAZorro

:( I feel melancholy.... kinda like this.

:( I feel melancholy.... kinda like this.
03-31-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,291
Posted By USAZorro

Those transparent pedals are super light and...

Those transparent pedals are super light and awesome! :innocent:
03-30-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 743
Posted By USAZorro

I have this, which you're welcome to have for...

I have this, which you're welcome to have for cost of postage if it works. The post only measures 0.625" though. It's about half as old as what you have there (my best guess).

...
03-30-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,955
Posted By USAZorro

Despite being the former owner of a Hetchins, and...

Despite being the former owner of a Hetchins, and it being a Magnum Opus with all the eye-candy lugs, it doesn't make my list. Here are what does, though it's a very close call on some of these, and...
03-27-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 243,710
Posted By USAZorro

That does make more sense. Guess it might be a...

That does make more sense. Guess it might be a good strategy if my good friend (shown below) can't get the job done.

...
03-26-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,171
Posted By USAZorro

Not my personal cup of tea, but clearly you've...

Not my personal cup of tea, but clearly you've thought this all through and have done a top-notch job of pulling this together flawlessly. :thumb:

Here's to many, many miles and years of...
03-23-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By USAZorro

Timely reading to go with that excellent...

Timely reading to go with that excellent acquisition, I see.
03-23-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,078
Posted By USAZorro

Been working from home for years, so not much...

Been working from home for years, so not much change there. Cutting to the chase... I'm in.
03-23-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,308
Posted By USAZorro

Figures it's the one that is a size larger than...

Figures it's the one that is a size larger than ideal:


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03-19-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,213
Posted By USAZorro

They make excellent quality products, and have...

They make excellent quality products, and have survived for a long time as a company. They make good products and keep the prices quite affordable. If I lived somewhere with a comfortable and safe...
02-25-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By USAZorro

If I can't make vintage brakes work with 650B,...

If I can't make vintage brakes work with 650B, it'll be 700c.
02-24-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By USAZorro

I still have physical envelopes to push. There...

I still have physical envelopes to push. There are plenty of aspirations remaining that I intend to check off of my life list (and to enjoy the ride in the process). Within the next five years, I...
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