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03-04-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By kross57

I ordered a FD-5504. I'll let you know how it...

I ordered a FD-5504. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks to all!
03-04-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kross57

After checking, the Microshift I have now is...

After checking, the Microshift I have now is listed as incompatible with my front chainrings.

I also checked again on the seat tube, which is 31.8 not 28.6.

I have tried every adjustment I can...
Replies: 602
Views: 225,196
Posted By kross57

Ha! Yup, see my post on 04/30. In my area prices...

Ha! Yup, see my post on 04/30. In my area prices went up 50-100%.
02-16-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By kross57

Wow. I'm not sure where you are located, but that...

Wow. I'm not sure where you are located, but that sucks.

I'm in northern NJ where most buyers are looking for a decent road bike to enjoy, vintage or not. The ones I sell are in very good...
02-08-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

It turned out that the crank was not sitting...

It turned out that the crank was not sitting straight on the spindle. Once I corrected that, the front derailleur started functioning much better. At this point I still have a slight chain rub in...
02-06-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 253,609
Posted By kross57

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-04-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By kross57

Yeah, after some thought I came to this...

Yeah, after some thought I came to this conclusion. It's great to have someone more experienced say the same. I don't believe the frame is actually bent. The main problem was getting the front...
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By kross57

Looks like that was originally a 210 M. ...

Looks like that was originally a 210 M.
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01-30-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By kross57

I have several French bikes from the 70s. All...

I have several French bikes from the 70s. All seem to have a similar offset - the copper Motobecane maybe more. ...
01-29-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By kross57

I see you have already changed the rims to alloy....

I see you have already changed the rims to alloy. That's the first thing I would do. Biggest change in weight and performance.
01-26-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By kross57

First, I was talking about what I have seen, not...

First, I was talking about what I have seen, not what you have seen. I stand by my statements.

Aluminum frames are certainly more open to kickstand damage. They are also more likely to be damaged...
01-26-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By kross57

I can only go by what I see. I have NEVER seen a...

I can only go by what I see. I have NEVER seen a chainstay crushed by a kickstand. Scratched? Yes. Crushed? No. I have seen lots of dented and scratched frames on bikes without kickstands, much less...
01-26-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,324
Posted By kross57

For every bike I see that has suffered damage to...

For every bike I see that has suffered damage to the chainstays from the mounting of a kick stand, there is another (or 3) that has dents and scratches in the top tube, fork, seatstays and chainstays...
01-14-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 336,430
Posted By kross57

I have a bunch of french-made parts to trade...

I have a bunch of french-made parts to trade including a french threaded atom freewheel, some skewers and a couple of stems . Looking for taller-than-normal 1" quill stems and standard threaded 5 or...
01-14-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By kross57

I am so tickled that this frame is back on the...

I am so tickled that this frame is back on the road. And such an awesome build! Really nice work. I hope the GF enjoys it!
12-29-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,098
Posted By kross57

People who feel compelled to tell you what's...

People who feel compelled to tell you what's wrong with your bike setup. Whether you ask or not.

I wouldn't say it bugs me, but I do get a good chuckle out of all these bike outfits. Padded...
12-28-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 377,039
Posted By kross57

My first decent road bike was a mid-70s Peugeot...

My first decent road bike was a mid-70s Peugeot U-08, so I've been looking for one as a casual rider. This was close enough - a 1978(?) Peugeot U-09. I believe this was basically a U-08 with a...
12-24-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By kross57

So glad someone could use it. Otherwise it was...

So glad someone could use it. Otherwise it was destined for the recycling bin. And many thanks for the tires and saddle. Much appreciated!
12-09-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By kross57

Univega Gran Turismo F&F Free for pickup

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Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By kross57

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By kross57

Thanks guys! There just doesn't seem to be a lot...

Thanks guys! There just doesn't seem to be a lot of knowledge on this site about Motobecanes. Maybe they were uncommon back in the day? Even old Moto catalogues are scarce. I believe it is a 1982...
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By kross57

I think you're right. Lately most folks dropping...

I think you're right. Lately most folks dropping $150-$300 just want a fully functional bike that has been well maintained and will give them trouble-free service. Replace what needs to be replaced....
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By kross57

In my area, spring or summer, that would bring...

In my area, spring or summer, that would bring $200-$225. I sold one in excellent condition a few months ago for $250. A lot depends on your local market.
11-22-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 781,846
Posted By kross57

1975ish Peugeot U018, upgraded for my wife with...

1975ish Peugeot U018, upgraded for my wife with 700c alloy rims, Nitto bars, Shimano/Suntour derailleurs, and non-plastic Huret shift levers. Rides beautifully, and now much lighter.
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11-21-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By kross57

Well, the Huret levers worked out fine. While I...

Well, the Huret levers worked out fine. While I was at it, I replaced the Delrin derailleurs with Shimano/Suntour. Functions perfectly, and rides well.
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Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By kross57

In my area that would be $250-$275 easily....

In my area that would be $250-$275 easily. However, right now the market is slow and will probably stay that way until spring. By then, who knows? The swings have been crazy.
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By kross57

It all depends on condition, especially the...

It all depends on condition, especially the frame. If it is straight, dent free, with few chips and minimal rust, then go for it. Everything else can be repaired or replaced.
10-21-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By kross57

The Peugeot has a unique system where there is a...

The Peugeot has a unique system where there is a boss only on the drive side. This is set up to work with their Prestige plastic levers which are flimsy and prone to breakage. I plan to use a pair of...
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By kross57

In my area, road ready and in very good shape,...

In my area, road ready and in very good shape, that's a $300-$350 bike. Right now sales around here are sloooow.
10-08-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,558
Posted By kross57

Univega and Nishiki both sold well-made bikes...

Univega and Nishiki both sold well-made bikes that are less well known, less desirable and cheaper than many vintage makers. A good one is a bargain. Also Centurion.
10-06-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16,797
Views: 1,785,450
Posted By kross57

NJ coast. ...

NJ coast.
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Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By kross57

I sold the same bike with a replacement saddle,...

I sold the same bike with a replacement saddle, rewrapped bars, and in better shape for $160. That was a few months ago. Now with the COVID bump I'd be looking for at least $225-$250. Yours need some...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By kross57

Be Careful Of Scams When Selling

I received this message today on a bike I am selling:

"Thanks for returning my message. I'm currently not in town for now, so i wont be able to meet with you due to my work frame and also we are...
09-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,625
Posted By kross57

Nice find! I love my Miyata. For original specs...

Nice find! I love my Miyata. For original specs go to https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html
09-10-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By kross57

Yeah, they are a bit sketchy on the early 70s....

Yeah, they are a bit sketchy on the early 70s. I'm guessing this is a 75. Thanks!
09-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By kross57

Personally, I would not own a bike without safety...

Personally, I would not own a bike without safety levers. I love them, and have no problem with them. Several of my bikes have hooded levers. The hoods that come with an opening for the safety levers...
09-09-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By kross57

The Rigida rims show a 1975 date stamp. I...

The Rigida rims show a 1975 date stamp.

I have already upgraded it with 700c rims. A few other mods and it should be a super rider.
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By kross57

In my area, about $300, as long as the tires and...

In my area, about $300, as long as the tires and bar tape are good, and everything functions properly. Of course, every market is different. Rewrapping the bars would help.
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By kross57

The tires have been replaced. Originals were...

The tires have been replaced. Originals were gumwalls. https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/1988-fuji-catalog-no-18-edition
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By kross57

I am generally not a fan of repainting frames,...

I am generally not a fan of repainting frames, but this is one I would consider. Especially since there is quite a bit of rust and an unknown maker. Stripped down, repainted, serviced and rebuilt,...
07-27-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By kross57

The microshift r10 triple worked out fine.

The microshift r10 triple worked out fine.
Replies: 602
Views: 225,196
Posted By kross57

Sorry, but I would never do this. The fix is not...

Sorry, but I would never do this. The fix is not permanent, and I consider it to be pretty shady.

It is really a simple matter to touch up these chips with a paint brush and a small can of...
05-11-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,909
Posted By kross57

You can use hoods. All you need to do is make a...

You can use hoods. All you need to do is make a small hole in the hood, and they work fine.
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By kross57

Clean up the rust, put new tires on it, and it...

Clean up the rust, put new tires on it, and it will sell for $125-$150, at least in my area.
05-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By kross57

Late 90s Cannondale - What Model?

I've tried to match this up to 97/98 catalog specs with no luck. Is it a custom build? Or did I just miss something? Frame is marked CAD3 but no model.

...
05-06-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,898
Posted By kross57

A couple of weeks ago I listed 3 C&V bikes for...

A couple of weeks ago I listed 3 C&V bikes for sale at average prices. They were gone in a day. Yesterday I listed 2 bikes at high prices. They were gone in a day. The market here is waaaaay up. The...
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By kross57

You can often find catalogs for these old bikes...

You can often find catalogs for these old bikes online. Then you can see what the components were. Like for this bike, it did have steel wheels (bad), but MKS pedals (good).
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By kross57

Here is the 1978 catalog - ...

Here is the 1978 catalog - http://vintage-centurion.com/literature/catalogs/1978_Centurion_Catalog.pdf
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By kross57

Around here that's a $75 bike. $150 is high.

Around here that's a $75 bike. $150 is high.
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