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Posted By ramzilla

Funny thing about really big frames. They're not...

Funny thing about really big frames. They're not worth anything until somebody really needs one. I had a freakin huge early 80's Shogun Tange 900 bike that I bought for practically nothing several...
06-02-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

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Posted By ramzilla

Back then, (1984) Japanese bike manufacturers...

Back then, (1984) Japanese bike manufacturers imitated/copied Italian manufacturers. (And, the Japanese bikes were actually better most of the time). A nice 1984 Italian bike in excellent condition...
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Posted By ramzilla

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Posted By ramzilla

Allright. Time for some gratuitous Centurion bike...

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

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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...
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Views: 165
Posted By ramzilla

That bike looks thirsty for some light...

That bike looks thirsty for some light lubrication. Fill a dropper bottle with WD-40 or diesel fuel. Place single drops on pivot points, spokes, lugs, rust spots, chain & wherever. You got to start...
06-01-20, 04:12 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

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Views: 425
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
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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...
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Posted By ramzilla

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Posted By ramzilla

Team is basically Fuji's top of the line item....

Team is basically Fuji's top of the line item. They made a couple of special bikes here and there that were better. But, this was their absolute best mass produced item. If it's all original then...
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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...
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Views: 258
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...
05-27-20, 08:26 PM
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Views: 1,727
Posted By ramzilla

We like tires that roll fast on pavement & can...

We like tires that roll fast on pavement & can also handle riding hard sand on the beach at low tide. Kenda K-841 receives 5 stars *****. Got them on all four beach bikes now.
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Views: 294
Posted By ramzilla

be good.............. have fun !!!!!!!!!!!!

be good.............. have fun !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted By ramzilla

Congratulations. Sounds like you won the lottery....

Congratulations. Sounds like you won the lottery. Take the $2K. Be good. Have fun.
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Views: 294
Posted By ramzilla

Here's an old Nishiki Olympic that I powdercoated...

Here's an old Nishiki Olympic that I powdercoated & converted with 7 speed STI trigger shifters.
...
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Posted By ramzilla

Another one with a rack on back. ...

Another one with a rack on back.

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Views: 294
Posted By ramzilla

Here's a conversion of a similar bike. ...

Here's a conversion of a similar bike.

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It's not too complicated. But requires...
05-26-20, 07:41 AM
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Views: 398
Posted By ramzilla

I recently sold a beautiful 1989 Centurion LeMans...

I recently sold a beautiful 1989 Centurion LeMans that was originally all Exage groupset. White hoods on Exage brake levers. 6 speed Shimano Uniglide on Exage hubs. This is the only "before" picture...
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Views: 294
Posted By ramzilla

It's a small one. So, make sure it fits you...

It's a small one. So, make sure it fits you before buying. Test ride not possible since front tire is missing. I would guess 70's vintage because of the center pull brakes and, brake cable clamps on...
05-25-20, 09:29 PM
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Views: 6,383
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, 08:54 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

How did the top of the hoods get scraped off? WHY...

How did the top of the hoods get scraped off? WHY IS THERE HUMAN HAIR TANGLED UP IN THE FREEWHEEL? How did the dropout on the drive side of rear wheel get smashed so bad that the friggin wheel won't...
05-25-20, 08:29 PM
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Views: 700
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...
05-25-20, 08:09 PM
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Views: 497
Posted By ramzilla

Some bicycles bearing the Shogun brand name were...

Some bicycles bearing the Shogun brand name were made with this frame style years ago. Shogun was never a really big selling brand BITD. But, somehow, the brand name survives to this day. (Just like...
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Views: 364
Posted By ramzilla

Those Raleigh Pursuits were mass produced in...

Those Raleigh Pursuits were mass produced in Taiwan at one of the Giant factories. They were very well made fully lugged high tensile steel frames and, were equipped with nice Araya alloy wheels....
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Posted By ramzilla

I'm also guessing this is Japanese. And, very...

I'm also guessing this is Japanese. And, very expensive $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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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...
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Views: 393
Posted By ramzilla

If it was mine, I'd put it out in my front yard...

If it was mine, I'd put it out in my front yard and plant an avocado tree in the basket.
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Posted By ramzilla

Seat stay dent is a bummer. Take it to a...

Seat stay dent is a bummer. Take it to a knowledgeable frame maker & they can probably fix that. Just leave the original finish alone. Whatever you do, please don't repaint it. Remember, it's only...
05-21-20, 01:42 PM
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Views: 269
Posted By ramzilla

I had one of those a few years back & it cleaned...

I had one of those a few years back & it cleaned up real nice with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Zymol-Zym%C3%B6l-Original-Leather-Conditioner/dp/B0009JKISQ?th=1

I bought it to clean & protect...
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Views: 393
Posted By ramzilla

If those are the original tires then, they're...

If those are the original tires then, they're over 31 years old. I wouldn't feel comfortable riding around on tires that old. Especially if there are a lot of big downhill runs nearby. It's also a...
05-20-20, 09:11 PM
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Views: 251
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. Good luck. Repainted & missing all the...

Yeah. Good luck. Repainted & missing all the original stickers it's pretty hard to figure out. I can see it's got a Shimano 600 headset & shifters on it. So, it's probably a mid-1980's manufactured...
05-20-20, 08:37 PM
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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.
05-20-20, 08:25 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

All the old vintage Japanese bikes I was...

All the old vintage Japanese bikes I was advertising have sold. Yay!. (Even got rid of the "beast" for full asking price). Right now I'm advertising a bike that I picked up off the side of the road...
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Views: 340
Posted By ramzilla

JUST A GUESS.....................(Never heard of...

JUST A GUESS.....................(Never heard of a Muratori). But, it really looks Japanese. And, very fast. High end. Probably top of the line Ishiwata or Tange frame. $$$BIG BUCKS$$$. Still...
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Views: 1,354
Posted By ramzilla

I'm amazed that somebody would throw that in the...

I'm amazed that somebody would throw that in the trash. But, I've got experience in that area. One of my best bikes was rescued from a neighborhood dump in New Jersey. So, this is the world we live...
05-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By ramzilla

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Posted By ramzilla

Those would be fun bikes to give to charity.

Those would be fun bikes to give to charity.
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Views: 281
Posted By ramzilla

These aren't rare bikes . But, they're complete....

These aren't rare bikes . But, they're complete. No missing parts. And, look like they're almost ready to ride with minor repair. I'd shoot for $200 for the pair.
05-17-20, 08:28 PM
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Views: 1,202
Posted By ramzilla

There's definitely more people riding around my...

There's definitely more people riding around my neck of the woods. And, all three of the refurbished vintage bikes I had ready have sold in the last few weeks. I'm working on refurbishing another one...
05-17-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By ramzilla

Hmmmmm....... what's that sound? Who's that in...

Hmmmmm....... what's that sound? Who's that in the front yard? GET OFF MY GRASS!!!!!!!!!!!
05-17-20, 06:50 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By ramzilla

Good luck.

Good luck.
05-17-20, 06:48 PM
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Views: 393
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. Do this: ...

Yeah. Do this:

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05-17-20, 06:19 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

I don't like the "two finger" description that...

I don't like the "two finger" description that I'm seeing all over. Exactly how long are the brake levers? If they're "two finger" I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole. If you've either got...
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Views: 657
Posted By ramzilla

That has potential to be a really great ride....

That has potential to be a really great ride. But, in it's current condition it's probably not worth it. The seller tips his hand with the following disclosure: "it's ready to ride as is, but could...
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