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Posted By newblue

Thanks for asking. In the end I didn't keep it. I...

Thanks for asking. In the end I didn't keep it. I did some work on it and polished it up and sold it with its Brooks saddle (couldn't bear separating them) at a very low and reasonable price to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-17, 06:09 PM
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Posted By newblue

Thanks all. Although I'm sure the Downtube is a...

Thanks all. Although I'm sure the Downtube is a very nice bike, after thinking about it some more and looking around at a few other options I don't know if it's quite right for my purposes esp as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-17, 06:42 PM
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Posted By newblue

Okay. Thanks for that info. Yeah, I was hesitant...

Okay. Thanks for that info. Yeah, I was hesitant to get into the whole suspension thing. I decided to pass on the Downtube and now feel even better about that decision after reading your post.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-17, 05:49 PM
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Posted By newblue

Hi, yes I am actually and I'm the one who emailed...

Hi, yes I am actually and I'm the one who emailed you asking about the gear inches of the Hawk, and you let me know about the Crane. So, thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 04:59 PM
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Posted By newblue

Used folder for commuting: Downtube 9FS or wait

Hello,

I'm looking for a folding bike for a specific purpose and I have a limited budget to work with. I want to commute, with a change of clothes/lunch/etc. in backpack or pannier, about 6 hilly...
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Posted By newblue

Thanks for the info on the tire tread. I was...

Thanks for the info on the tire tread. I was actually wondering how to tell which way is correct and couldn't find much info on it.

I didn't install these tires. No idea who did. Could have been...
11-13-17, 07:19 PM
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Posted By newblue

Thanks! The serial # is FJ000194, so October...

Thanks! The serial # is FJ000194, so October 1980. Which is a tidge confusing to me because it has the older style cable clamps that match the Fuji America picture in the 1980 catalog, not the 1981...
11-13-17, 07:14 PM
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Posted By newblue

Thanks to everyone for your encouraging words and...

Thanks to everyone for your encouraging words and tips and thoughts--as always you all are the best.
11-09-17, 07:00 PM
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Posted By newblue

Interesting about the derailleurs. Thanks--was...

Interesting about the derailleurs. Thanks--was wondering about those and whether the front one might be a later replacement. It really is a mystery how someone did care for the bike at one time but...
11-09-17, 11:56 AM
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Posted By newblue

Thanks for the honest feedback. Honesty is always...

Thanks for the honest feedback. Honesty is always appreciated! :D I'll definitely keep your ideas in mind. For now I'm happy with these because I really like how they work and that's my main thing....
11-09-17, 10:31 AM
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Posted By newblue

1980 or 1981 Fuji America

Wanted to share a few pics of my Fuji America, which I worked on this year and got it to its current state with lots of help from reading posts on this site. Thanks for this site!

--If the...
11-08-17, 07:31 AM
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Posted By newblue

Any very tall rider looking for a Fuji Touring...

Any very tall rider looking for a Fuji Touring Series IV? One for sale in the DC area for $100. No pic in the ad and the ad title is just "Fuji bike," so it continues to sit. Would love to see it go...
11-05-17, 10:51 PM
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Posted By newblue

Progress--I've been following miamijim's step by...

Progress--I've been following miamijim's step by step instructions at that link you provided. Thanks! This hub looks just like that one. I pried up the seal with an x-acto knife, cleaned it out, and...
11-05-17, 01:34 PM
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Posted By newblue

Sunshine Gyromaster hubs

I have a 1980 or 1981 Fuji America and I'm trying to take care of it the best I can. It was in just so-so condition when I got it. I've overhauled the headset and bottom bracket but I don't know what...
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Posted By newblue

Thanks for all the tips and knowledge and...

Thanks for all the tips and knowledge and encouragement!
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Posted By newblue

Where I live, if you simply park a bike unlocked...

Where I live, if you simply park a bike unlocked anywhere at all it will basically be gone within minutes. Sometimes this also happens with locked bikes.
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Posted By newblue

It says Schwinn Sprint on it. :)

It says Schwinn Sprint on it. :)
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Posted By newblue

I see! Thanks for correcting me. My eyes were...

I see! Thanks for correcting me. My eyes were seeing workshop. Embarrassing! :lol:

And thanks for the tips. As always you all are the most knowledgeable and helpful.
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Posted By newblue

Very cool! Thank you. Now I'm just wondering...

Very cool! Thank you.

Now I'm just wondering about the difference between Raleighs that are non-Workshop and those that are. But that might be a topic for another thread.
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Posted By newblue

Okay--thanks, that's interesting. So observant! ...

Okay--thanks, that's interesting. So observant!

The owner had replaced the original simplex quick release skewers with Campagnolo ones. This morning I decided that he had put the front one on...
10-25-17, 09:17 AM
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Posted By newblue

That makes a lot of sense!! :)

That makes a lot of sense!! :)
10-25-17, 08:52 AM
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Views: 1,416
Posted By newblue

Possible or not to sell bikes in the fall/winter?

This summer I was able to buy a few vintage bikes at low prices, put new tires on them, clean them, and otherwise fix them up to good running condition, and then sell them for a small profit. This...
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Posted By newblue

Thank you, Oddjob. I also took some better...

Thank you, Oddjob.

I also took some better pictures.
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Posted By newblue

1971 Raleigh Super Course

Hello,

I have this 1971 Raleigh Super Course, which I bought this weekend from the original owner for $75. I could use your knowledge and help on some things, if you have the time.
My intention...
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Posted By newblue

Thanks for the info!! I actually ended up...

Thanks for the info!!
I actually ended up buying this for $50. I was just sort of wondering what it was "worth" and whether that was a good price, I guess. I wasn't really clear about what I wanted...
10-16-17, 06:23 PM
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Posted By newblue

I like the random nature of this story and the...

I like the random nature of this story and the fact that there is no price listed. Predictably, the bike hasn't sold and so the story has been reposted several times. Still no price.

right handle...
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Posted By newblue

Ladies 1992 Bridgestone XO-3

I wanted to share with a pic of this ladies/step through 1992 Bridgestone XO-3. I've searched and haven't seen any other step through versions of the XO models, so it's pretty cool to see.

I like...
10-12-17, 09:45 AM
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Posted By newblue

When you can't agree on where to go... ...

When you can't agree on where to go...

Unique Tandem Bike - $30 (Fairfax, Va.) (https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/unique-tandem-bike/6343132189.html)
...
10-12-17, 04:46 AM
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Posted By newblue

I was able to use vise grips to get the bolt out....

I was able to use vise grips to get the bolt out. Thank you for the advice!!

Now I'll move on to the replacement stage of this.
10-10-17, 01:45 PM
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Posted By newblue

I can't grab the nut because of the round shape...

I can't grab the nut because of the round shape of it. But let's say I figure out how to do that, and get the bolt out.

Can you recommend what I do next? Do you think I need a new seat post bolt?...
10-09-17, 06:21 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By newblue

Seemingly stripped seat post bolt on Motobecane Super Mirage

Welp I can add another one to my list of mistakes--I seem to have stripped the seatpost bolt on my Motobecane Super Mirage. Although, I don't know if it was my fault. I haven't had this bike very...
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Views: 1,229
Posted By newblue

How did I do with this Bianchi Strada?

Hello. Today I was a bit overenthusiastic perhaps and paid $65 for this late 90s (I think) Bianchi Strada. I was looking for something with wider tires to ride on gravel trails, and just a basic...
10-04-17, 09:14 PM
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Posted By newblue

Pretty interesting bike. Miyata 721A - $150...

Pretty interesting bike.

Miyata 721A - $150 (Vienna metro) (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/miyata-721a/6333032235.html)

https://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_572c6QFP4AF_1200x900.jpg
09-28-17, 02:16 PM
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Posted By newblue

Trek 420 for $100 seems like a good deal. ...

Trek 420 for $100 seems like a good deal.

58 cm Trek 420 road bike - $100 (Columbia Heights/ Mt. Pleasant) (https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/58-cm-trek-420-road-bike/6324781561.html)...
09-28-17, 02:12 PM
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Posted By newblue

Look at this beautiful yellow Fuji. I know it...

Look at this beautiful yellow Fuji. I know it wasn't high end, and all, but it sure is appealing. Leather saddle and new tires.

Vintage 1975 Fuji S-10-S Special Road Racer - $125 (Sterling)...
09-28-17, 08:24 AM
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Posted By newblue

haha no that's okay! Totally makes sense. I was...

haha no that's okay! Totally makes sense. I was just trying to offer the other alternative as well. :)
I get into this mode of wanting to save all the bike orphans, which of course I can't do.
09-28-17, 08:18 AM
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Posted By newblue

Or someone could give it a loving home, and...

Or someone could give it a loving home, and happily write posts about it in the "For the love of 3 speeds" thread. :)
09-28-17, 05:36 AM
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Posted By newblue

Anyone looking for a 60s Raleigh three speed? ...

Anyone looking for a 60s Raleigh three speed?
I don't want a men's model and don't really prefer the blue, but it's still tempting at $40.

Raleigh Vintage Bike - $40 (chancellorsville)...
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Posted By newblue

You can hit the paper clip icon and then upload...

You can hit the paper clip icon and then upload photos, new member or no, I think. FYI.
09-22-17, 08:59 AM
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Posted By newblue

If anyone likes (small) Sekais there is one on DC...

If anyone likes (small) Sekais there is one on DC CL for $20. Truly hideous saddle, but that can be replaced, right?
This poor bike needs some TLC but it looks like it is actually somewhat decent....
09-20-17, 05:43 AM
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Views: 1,221
Posted By newblue

Thank you. I try. :-)

Thank you. I try. :-)
09-20-17, 05:10 AM
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Posted By newblue

Don't have enough posts yet to include a link but...

Don't have enough posts yet to include a link but this nice Rudge three speed with a nice Brooks saddle is for sale on Washington, DC CL for $110. Don't often see Rudges nor original Brooks in...
09-17-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By newblue

Thanks for the tips and stories. :-) I even took...

Thanks for the tips and stories. :-) I even took a hard drive apart to get those magnets, but alas even with them, the ball bearing remained stubborn. It will remain in its hiding place in the frame...
09-17-17, 07:16 AM
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Views: 1,221
Posted By newblue

I know. It's crazy! It rolled down into one of...

I know. It's crazy! It rolled down into one of the twin stays. Feels like I'm playing an adult version of one of those little ball-in-the-maze games.
09-16-17, 09:32 PM
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Views: 1,221
Posted By newblue

Dropped ball bearing in frame

I made an extremely stupid move and accidentally dropped a ball bearing into the frame of my Motobecane mixte when I was changing headset bearings. It rolled down into the frame tubes. It seems to...
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Views: 838
Posted By newblue

In case anyone is ever interested in this in the...

In case anyone is ever interested in this in the future, looking at catalogs, I think I've narrowed this bike down to being a 1981 Austro Daimler SLE. Reynolds 531 double butted, Salzburg blue color,...
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Posted By newblue

I've been enjoying his uber detailed craiglist...

I've been enjoying his uber detailed craiglist posts in DC CL for about a year. I was wondering whether he ever sold any of those. I think now it's clear that the answer is mostly no.
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Posted By newblue

That makes sense. Thanks for the advice!

That makes sense. Thanks for the advice!
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Views: 838
Posted By newblue

Opinions on this Austro Daimler

This poor forlorn dirty Austro Daimler is for sale for $75 on CL.

It's hard to tell from just the one pic, but it seems like it might have some potential.

What do the experts think? :)
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