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03-04-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One reason the OP has a problem is the miss match...

One reason the OP has a problem is the miss match of a 10 spd ft der on an 8 spd crank and cjhain. The 10 spd cranks place their rings closer together thus the ft der cage doesn't need top move as...
03-04-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By shelbyfv

This...

This https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Shimano-105-9-Speed-Triple-Front-Derailleur-31-8-FD-5504-replaces-FD-4403/333900625399?epid=1138298054&hash=item4dbe0735f7%3Ag%3AVtIAAMXQ-BZQ9f2K&LH_BIN=1will work,...
03-04-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Soody

Do you have a boss on your frame for a downtube...

Do you have a boss on your frame for a downtube shifter, with a cable adjuster mounted on it? Or is it just a cable stop?
You could do what Lance and Pantani did. Friction downtube shifter for...
02-28-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 942
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm with the op. Non-aero levers look way better...

I'm with the op. Non-aero levers look way better on pre-'86 c&v, and are far easier to route, especially with a stem height that can change over months of use.
02-28-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 942
Posted By sd5782

Aero levers hard for me to deal with

Maybe opening a can of worms here, but I donít think I can accept aero levers on my vintage stuff. Granted much vintage stuff is from the aero era and most here are more adept than I at getting...
02-22-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By garryg

I think of it as putting my money in the bank. I...

I think of it as putting my money in the bank. I spend a bunch of money on bikes in the fall and winter, work on them and get my money back in the spring. Nobody gets hurt and i stay in the garage...
02-22-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By francis1

I used to flip vintage road bikes. Tires & wheels...

I used to flip vintage road bikes. Tires & wheels must be good, rest is easy & cheap to fix. Build up a collection of good used parts. Avoid low end bikes & mountain bikes. Watch the ads & move fast...
02-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By Jicafold

I have flipped maybe 300 bikes by now and I have...

I have flipped maybe 300 bikes by now and I have made decent money on every one. Sometimes it’s not about flipping the bike but rather the parts. Your parts may be worth more than the whole. You just...
02-21-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By seypat

French toast.

French toast.
02-16-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By gthomson

I can imagine that happening at bike stores,...

I can imagine that happening at bike stores, though I've never witnessed it myself. Last spring at the peak of the bike boom, I was working on one of my old road bikes and heading to the shop a fair...
02-15-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By mstateglfr

I stopped refurbishing bikes with the intent to...

I stopped refurbishing bikes with the intent to sell, but did it for a few years and increased my bike account a good bit.
I used the local co-op for some parts, and often times updated the bike...
02-13-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
Posted By francophile

I only pop over to the WIW forum every-so-often...

I only pop over to the WIW forum every-so-often and try to give my personal opinion on different items, usually giving links to comparisons, recent sale info I looked up on eBay, or more info about...
02-13-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
Posted By dweenk

The first answer to a "what is it worth" question...

The first answer to a "what is it worth" question is - (where are you located?) and (have you looked at Craigslist prices locally?). Then there are the condition questions and accurate description...
02-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By tiger1964

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride...

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride on, it would be "worth it" to me even if that meant gold plating the frame and a full Campy NR gruppo.
02-08-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By Geepig

Excellent news! This week I discovered that...

Excellent news!

This week I discovered that with one of my frames the wheel does not sit centered between the chain stays, and I suspect I will need to do some heavy work with blocks of timber and...
02-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 999
Posted By PugRider

In my experience, there's no such thing as a bad...

In my experience, there's no such thing as a bad Univega. Always well-thought out and well-spec'ed, even at the lower end. Easy to work on, they will take almost any modern upgrade. Slightly...
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By munkymack

Yeah, I figured that might be a problem. I was...

Yeah, I figured that might be a problem. I was thrown off by the fact that the guy had it tagged "Large" in the CL post. Thanks for adding the photo for me!



I'll have to talk to her about this...
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By sd5782

Just redid a 81 miyata 210 mixte for my niece and...

Just redid a 81 miyata 210 mixte for my niece and it is a 22” frame, so they are out there.
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By capnjonny

If I can put in a plug for Bikex.org Where I...

If I can put in a plug for Bikex.org Where I volunteer, we have tons of rehabbed bikes for sale including this Miyata Mixte I just finished which has 18 speeds 14-28 cogs and 28-38-48 rings ,...
01-30-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,317
Posted By katsup

To me, this reads "I don't want to sell my...

To me, this reads

"I don't want to sell my bikes (or go through the trouble) so I'm making excuses"

And nothing is wrong with that.
01-30-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By Road Fan

I do pretty much the same thing across the board...

I do pretty much the same thing across the board to set up derailleurs.

1. Attach the rear derailleur - it just mainly bolts on. Put on the wheel with freewheel, leaving the chain off or...
01-30-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By francophile

I'll be bluntly honest: I never had the money for...

I'll be bluntly honest: I never had the money for Phil equipment and often re-used old stuff growing up. Now that I have enough money for Phil, I don't want it because what I've done my whole life...
01-26-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By cudak888

As I said, my rule of thumb, not yours. It's...

As I said, my rule of thumb, not yours. It's personal preference.



Six quotes not attributable to my previous posts - not my arguments.



Better yet, I can have the mods look at our...
01-26-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By gugie

Here's my take on kickstands. If you want...

Here's my take on kickstands.

If you want one, put one on your bike properly. If you don't want one, don't.

I had a 3 speed Raleigh Sport with baskets that I used for grocery shopping. It had...
01-26-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By cudak888

Under that theory, every motorcycle on a...

Under that theory, every motorcycle on a kickstand is ready to fall over as well.

Your descriptions all speak of experiences you'd get with an inferior or poorly set-up kickstand. Try the...
01-26-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By francophile

I can't recall if it was Pletscher or ESGE, but...

I can't recall if it was Pletscher or ESGE, but one of the two (maybe both) had double-U shaped blocks that would stop the kickstand plates from denting the tubes. They were (at least) around during...
01-26-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By scarlson

For all my defense of kickstands, it's true, I...

For all my defense of kickstands, it's true, I don't use one. It's how I was brought up. On bike tours, I'd rig a guy rope and some tent stakes to hold the bike up, which allowed for easy access to...
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By SurferRosa

French Univega? Doubt it. Japan, probably.

French Univega? Doubt it. Japan, probably.
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By cb400bill

Pic Assist. ...

Pic Assist. https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/20409720

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...
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Insidious C.

It looks like a late 80s Viva Sport model. Nice...

It looks like a late 80s Viva Sport model. Nice sport touring type of bike of modest value.
...
Replies: 602
Views: 225,196
Posted By curbtender

I try to include pictures of stickers/decals of...

I try to include pictures of stickers/decals of frame material and model.
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By surveyor6

You may get more for it if you can sell it in...

You may get more for it if you can sell it in Mississippi. The Letour and some other Schwinn road bikes were made in Greenville, MS during the 1980s.
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Clang

I'd say the one you're interested in is a 21"...

I'd say the one you're interested in is a 21" frame.

A 23" frame has room for 4 fingers on the head tube between the top tube and the down tube....
01-16-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By IsleRide

Hsin Lung. OE supplier for many manufacturers...

Hsin Lung. OE supplier for many manufacturers including Trek. Nothing wrong with it.
01-14-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By niliraga

...and all due to your generosity! some trial...

...and all due to your generosity! some trial rides in the weeks ahead, and will keep you posted on how it ends up in final form.
01-13-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By niliraga

Looking kinda spiffy! Besides having to track...

Looking kinda spiffy! Besides having to track down a set of decent cantis, and special order for that yellow cabling, I raided the parts bin for everything else to make this first draft from the...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for coming back. A lot of people never...

Thanks for coming back. A lot of people never do. Most don't. Completed sales are good info. Congrats.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By nesposito

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I purchased this 88 Ironman Master for $200. It is in original immaculate condition...
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Kabuki12

Find something local to you. #1 , you can check...

Find something local to you. #1 , you can check it out , #2 the shipping pushes the cost well beyond the value. The asking price , IMHO , is bit high.
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By bikemig

You can do better at that price.

You can do better at that price.
01-07-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 377,039
Posted By Goosecheck

....Pictured on his bike; fits! ...

....Pictured on his bike; fits!
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01-03-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,110
Posted By thinktubes

Black

Black
01-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,098
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Bar tape, saddle, cables and tires should all...

Bar tape, saddle, cables and tires should all match.
And be black.
12-31-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,098
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Cockpit when used in reference to a bike. If you...

Cockpit when used in reference to a bike. If you want to pretend your bike is an airplane, put a baseball card in your spokes.
12-29-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,098
Posted By 515Cycling

Didn't mean to bug ya

Roadies that can't be bothered to acknowledge another rider. No wave, no nod, nothing.
12-29-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 377,039
Posted By HMJ

1979 Raleigh Record Ace

Two or three years ago I bought this one at a thrift store and it has been sitting in the corner of my basement ever since. I got tired of looking at it so about a month ago I decided to it's number...
12-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 377,039
Posted By bikemig

This is "better" than a UO 8 I think because of...

This is "better" than a UO 8 I think because of the cotterless crank and better derailleurs. These are alloy wheels, right? Stock the UO 9 came with steel rims. These are great bikes.
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By barryallen

Thanks everyone for the help! I was able to get...

Thanks everyone for the help! I was able to get it down to about 300!
12-24-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By Swampthing

A little faith in humanity is restored...

A little faith in humanity is restored...
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