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Posted By slowleak

I have no idea what the OP is trying to convey. ...

I have no idea what the OP is trying to convey.
If their referring to eBay, I can find no seller called vintageparts1978
If a seller posted pics of that bike even a distant side view would make...
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Posted By slowleak

I've got an early 50's Gazelle from England which...

I've got an early 50's Gazelle from England which has a very similar headbadge, while that bike is indeed much newer, my guess was that the Gazelle brand was somehow related. I know Raleigh used the...
11-07-11, 07:29 AM
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Views: 8,330
Posted By slowleak

CL has been a mess around here lately. The...

CL has been a mess around here lately. The hassles you have to go through to sell something has gotten way out of hand.
I thought I had a pretty serious buyer for a boat I was selling last spring,...
02-11-11, 08:02 PM
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Views: 11,943
Posted By slowleak

What is wrong with the way this stuff works? I...

What is wrong with the way this stuff works?
I just picked up an old Trek with all 600 EX Arabesque components on it, most of which are well worn and it seems to work great with just an odd wheel...
02-05-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,217
Posted By slowleak

None of the shops around here build wheels, they...

None of the shops around here build wheels, they most don't have any tools, just new bikes and new wheels. They have a few racks out with clipless pedals, some basic cheap tools, and some $80 tires....
02-04-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,217
Posted By slowleak

Those on eBay for $12.99 plus shipping come to...

Those on eBay for $12.99 plus shipping come to $25.98 plus $6 shipping since I need 72 in all, and no where in that ad do I see it mentions DT Champion spokes. I pretty much ignored that ad for that...
02-04-11, 01:59 PM
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Views: 806
Posted By slowleak

Hit it with some Easy Off oven cleaner first, see...

Hit it with some Easy Off oven cleaner first, see if that removes the coating, if no try paint removed. It may just take the bulk of the black coating off. Easy Off will remove most anodizing and...
02-04-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,217
Posted By slowleak

I only run DT stainless straight gauge spokes, at...

I only run DT stainless straight gauge spokes, at my height and weight they're the only one's that have held up. I made the mistake of using Sapim spokes twice, never again. They didn't last long at...
02-04-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,217
Posted By slowleak

I need 298, 299, and 301mm straight gauge DT...

I need 298, 299, and 301mm straight gauge DT Champion spokes with nipples. The best price I can find online is $1.50 per spoke plus shipping. One seller has $60 plus $10 shipping for a full box of...
02-04-11, 06:45 AM
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Posted By slowleak

Your dump must be different than my dump, here...

Your dump must be different than my dump, here the help get to anything good and they search your truck on the way out to be sure you didn't steal anything. The dump master out front goes through...
02-04-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,217
Posted By slowleak

What happended to the price of spokes?

I went to a bike shop the other day to get a set of spokes and almost fell over after hearing the price of spoke. I was told that for Stainless I have to buy the whole box, which means three sizes,...
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Views: 2,355
Posted By slowleak

I did some more searching around and found one...

I did some more searching around and found one shop with a right side and chainwheels only, no left arm, I got the right side for $40. I found another shop with just a left side, and another set of...
01-30-11, 11:07 PM
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Views: 3,403
Posted By slowleak

Maybe so, but they never put that on the rim...

Maybe so, but they never put that on the rim anywhere back then, I had never heard of blowing up the rim not the tire.
Just about any road bike tire you buy now is rated at 90psi or more. I'd even...
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Views: 2,355
Posted By slowleak

$75 to $100 would be great but I've found two now...

$75 to $100 would be great but I've found two now and neither sell will budge off them for less than $175. I found some used ones but the chain rings are worn out and new chain rings to match are no...
01-30-11, 03:06 AM
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Views: 3,070
Posted By slowleak

I've got a set of Lambert marked hubs on a Mikado...

I've got a set of Lambert marked hubs on a Mikado I just bought, they came from a Viscount, along with the rims marked Windsor. The spokes are thicker then most road bikes. They roll super smooth,...
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Views: 3,401
Posted By slowleak

If that were me, and that was my size, I'd have...

If that were me, and that was my size, I'd have probably broken my hand getting the cash out. I've looked around my area lately for a few good bikes and all I find are project bikes for $200, most...
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Views: 497
Posted By slowleak

Trek with all 600 components

I went ahead and bought an older Trek the other day, it was my size but it needs some work. For the most part it needs new cranks and wheels.
The frame has a 531 sticker, the wheels are Rigida...
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Views: 2,355
Posted By slowleak

Brand new Shimano 600 EX Arabesque Crankset Value

I picked up an old Trek yesterday, it's a bit rough but fixable, the worst part is the two bent crank arms. The bike is all Shimano 600 with the fancy designs or 'Arabesque'. I went to several bike...
01-26-11, 01:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By slowleak

The X404 is wide compared to what I have, these...

The X404 is wide compared to what I have, these are more like Rigida 1320s not the Araya 18 or w/o as sometimes referred to. They are also 27" only, I need 700C.

Anyhow, today, the dumpster again...
01-25-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By slowleak

I had a set of rims years ago, not sure what...

I had a set of rims years ago, not sure what brand they were but they were low end and well used. Someone gave me a new set of extra high pressure tires rated at 110psi, vs the 90 or so psi that I...
01-25-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By slowleak

I took a look there but I didn't see much in 36...

I took a look there but I didn't see much in 36 spoke that looked anything like what I have. Everything is either super deep, extra wide, or aero style. A few there looked possible but I didn't see...
01-25-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By slowleak

The way I see it, the whole thing was free, I...

The way I see it, the whole thing was free, I have to spring for some bar tape and new tires, beyond that, it should be fine, if a better wheelset shows up, I swap it out but for now I'll just loosen...
01-23-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By slowleak

The rims have no brand markings on them and no...

The rims have no brand markings on them and no grommets. They could be Rigida but I thought 1320s had grommets? These do have washers under each nipple.
Only about 10 spokes show cracks, and they...
01-23-11, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By slowleak

Stress cracks in rim

I trash picked an old Peugeot today, it's in rough shape but fixable. After a good scrubbing I noticed some small cracks around the spoke holes on the back wheel. Most are on the right side. The rims...
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Views: 5,448
Posted By slowleak

Well, I got the bike home finally, it's all...

Well, I got the bike home finally, it's all converted over to Shimano 400, derailleurs, crankset, a Shimano 14-28 freewheel, matching Ukai alloy rims and Viscount sealed bearing hubs with SS spokes....
01-21-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,583
Posted By slowleak

I answered an ad for a canoe last summer, it was...

I answered an ad for a canoe last summer, it was listed cheap, but not so cheap I'd suspect anything, but it was a hour away. I emailed the guy late at night, minutes after the ad went up, even gave...
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Views: 5,448
Posted By slowleak

I couldn't find any numbers on the Mikado frame,...

I couldn't find any numbers on the Mikado frame, but the seller also has a smaller Nishiki Sport sitting there, the lugs, color, dropouts, and even the spacing and location of the head badge rivets...
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Posted By slowleak

The forks look fine to me, maybe just a bad angle...

The forks look fine to me, maybe just a bad angle in the pic?
I went over and gave the seller the rest of the cash tonight, I did notice a small gold ribbon decal down below the dealer sticker that...
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Views: 5,448
Posted By slowleak

The seller sent me this photo. The bike sort of...

The seller sent me this photo. The bike sort of reminds me of a Nishiki Sport model, the frame isn't chromoly, just plain steel I guess but it's fairly light, still under 30lbs, and it's my size. The...
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Views: 5,448
Posted By slowleak

Mikado Sportster Circa 1980? Seller wants $160

I found this for sale nearby, the brand says Mikado, the model is Sportster. I don't think it's very high end, steel wheels, no tubing decal, and cottered alloy cranks. The derailleurs are all steel...
01-16-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,596
Posted By slowleak

I would have guessed that those fork pegs were...

I would have guessed that those fork pegs were 'buddy pegs' for riding a passenger on the bars since the teeth are facing upwards. I had an old prewar bike as a kid that I delivered news papers with...
01-16-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,369
Posted By slowleak

That 'hair' is most likely a paint brush bristle....

That 'hair' is most likely a paint brush bristle.
I don't call a bad repaint patina. There comes a point where you just have to fix it right. I'd either hunt down new decals, if their not out...
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Views: 6,687
Posted By slowleak

Something that I don't get is why a complete bike...

Something that I don't get is why a complete bike would sell for less than the sum of its parts?
If I tried to build that bike you sold here, with all mid range components or better, I'd spend well...
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Views: 1,798
Posted By slowleak

I'm with you on this one, if a sell lists...

I'm with you on this one, if a sell lists something on an online format, then they should be capable and willing to deal with emails. I can't count how many people I've run into on CL that won't...
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Views: 6,687
Posted By slowleak

I found this on eBay, at least its within driving...

I found this on eBay, at least its within driving distance of here, although probably a few hour drive or so each way:...
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Views: 6,687
Posted By slowleak

That's rarely the case around here, most get...

That's rarely the case around here, most get stored outside in sheds or on porches in the salt air, anything steel rusts, all the aluminum is chalky white, and the bad roads tear up rims.
Even...
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Views: 6,687
Posted By slowleak

I sort of figured that the frame is circa 1980 to...

I sort of figured that the frame is circa 1980 to 1986, the parts are 1984/85. Close enough for me. Back then it wasn't hard to find a new bike built with older parts right off the showroom floor. ...
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Views: 6,687
Posted By slowleak

Back in or around 1984/85 I looked at a similar...

Back in or around 1984/85 I looked at a similar bike, I believe it was labeled at Champion #2 tubing then, they were selling just the frames to be custom built, the shop I talked to back then sold...
01-14-11, 12:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,583
Posted By slowleak

I've not ridden regularly in years, but back when...

I've not ridden regularly in years, but back when I did I stuck to custom built 36 spoke Weinmann Concaves or Araya W/O box rims. The lightest I've ever been was 255, and these days I'm closer to...
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Views: 6,687
Posted By slowleak

Mid 80's Lotus 12 speed road bike w/600EX components, NOS?

I went to look at a bike today that was in a local free paper, it's listed for $400.
I answered the ad after searching for a large framed, older road bike. I need a 64CM frame, and prefer to be able...
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