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06-25-19, 06:05 AM
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Posted By uncle uncle

Is arguable that Jon's sections on GNC are the...

Is arguable that Jon's sections on GNC are the best... but not by me! His are the best; go Jon!
06-22-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By uncle uncle

Yeah, I've never ran across a black one either......

Yeah, I've never ran across a black one either... fairly certain that someone sold Peugeots in town (circa 1970's) because there is a steady stream of them on Clist. But some colors rarely make an...
06-22-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By uncle uncle

My experience on the popularity of the colors of...

My experience on the popularity of the colors of U0-8's are in this order: 1) white, 2) white, 3) again white [white ones show up at least 3 to 1 over any of the other colors] , 4) bright blue, 5)...
06-22-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By uncle uncle

Now that I'm sorta convinced it's a Fuji S-10-S...

Now that I'm sorta convinced it's a Fuji S-10-S doppelganger, I'm strongly leaning towards keeping it in the coral of personal bicycles (sadly though, that means something else has to go). I really...
06-22-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By uncle uncle

Dangit... maybe your wife has an assessment?

Dangit... maybe your wife has an assessment?
06-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By uncle uncle

I was also really surprised at how upbeat the...

I was also really surprised at how upbeat the reporter assessed the bicycle. Back in 1975, in my community, I think most people who have been leery of a Mexican made bicycle. I don't think they...
06-22-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1169876...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1169876-my-new-campania-2.html

Putting in a worm... a connection to the other Campania bicycle discussed within the site (to make a psuedo Campania...
06-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By uncle uncle

Yeah, I was sorta hoping someone would pipe in...

Yeah, I was sorta hoping someone would pipe in with a history of their racing exploits on a Windsor... out distancing the competition of much more lofty rides. Anyone? Anyone?

The writer/rider...
06-21-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By uncle uncle

There was a Windsor that showed up at the...

There was a Windsor that showed up at the previous bicycle coop here in town... I asked about it, but, it had already been spoken for. I don't remember whether it was a "Profesional" or not, but I...
06-20-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By uncle uncle

The paint doesn't look bad from here... some...

The paint doesn't look bad from here... some revitalizing car wax should go a long way to revitalize the paint, and if you need a bit more "bite", some cautious efforts with some rubbing compound...
06-20-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.pinterest.com/virgilfulton7/campania-c...

https://www.pinterest.com/virgilfulton7/campania-concourse-bicycle-japan-70s/

Campania Concourse pictures.../\
06-20-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks Juvela.... So, I compared the pictures of...

Thanks Juvela.... So, I compared the pictures of the Fuji S-10-S you provided, and as far as I can tell, the frames are almost exactly the same. On the bottom bracket, head tube, seat-to-tob tube...
06-18-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By uncle uncle

I've read it... I thought it was pretty good,...

I've read it... I thought it was pretty good, though I'm pretty easy to please in the "written word about bicycles, bicycle riders, bicycle racing, the history of bicycles, and the impact of bicycles...
06-10-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lg59-ovB34 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lg59-ovB34

Another (it's a series) from the same time, following the same vein (racing). This one had the delightful voice of Jean Shepherd; you might recognize...
06-09-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By uncle uncle

Good stuff Speed... thanks for the share.

Good stuff Speed... thanks for the share.
06-01-19, 10:25 AM
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Views: 941
Posted By uncle uncle

Yeah, compared to the "Schwinn Approved..."...

Yeah, compared to the "Schwinn Approved..." proudly and predominately plastered on every surface of the mid seventies Schwinn road bikes... that small white paper label is brimming to it's edges with...
06-01-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,933
Posted By uncle uncle

I don't know what vintage bike arrangement is...

I don't know what vintage bike arrangement is best for "fat clay", which is what you find on Kansas back roads that haven't been graced with limestone gravel? Even the finely crushed limestone,...
05-27-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks Juvela! That's a nice one; looks pretty...

Thanks Juvela! That's a nice one; looks pretty much factory original (minus the obvious consumables).
05-16-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By uncle uncle

A Murphy's Bike Law (riding)... "if you think...

A Murphy's Bike Law (riding)... "if you think you're feeling especially strong today, it's only because you're riding with the wind, and don't realize it yet".

A Murphy's Bike Law (riding)... "out...
05-12-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By uncle uncle

I worked at a Schwinn shop for a few years... and...

I worked at a Schwinn shop for a few years... and yes, we often made changes to customers bicycles, at the point of the original sale. And, yes, sometimes the bicycles, straight from the box, didn't...
05-12-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By uncle uncle

I think it is on point... I believe I've tried,...

I think it is on point... I believe I've tried, to the best of my abilities, to list the components on bicycles I've come across too, with the caveat that I'm never really sure if they've represent...
05-12-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By uncle uncle

Is there any interest in listing a bicycle's components for documentation purposes?

I noticed (while following the KHS Team Pro bicycle thread) that many times, when someone ends up finding a bicycle, the new owner doesn't have a clue if the components on his new purchase are...
05-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,418
Posted By uncle uncle

I don't know the how and what and why of what...

I don't know the how and what and why of what people think. I don't even think I know how I think most times. Some people just aren't going to see the monetary value of putting time/effort/$$$ into...
05-11-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By uncle uncle

Schwinn was so close to a mini gold mind here......

Schwinn was so close to a mini gold mind here... think of the alternative universe where Schwinn would have gotten royalties for everyone using a stem mounted shifters!? They should have been more...
05-10-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By uncle uncle

So Schwinn invented the stem shifting system? ...

So Schwinn invented the stem shifting system? Really? Or, I know Schwinn used their own funky bracket that mounted under the headset nut... is that what this story is trying to imply?
05-10-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/416014-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/416014-khs-john-howard-professional.html

(not really all that helpful, aka, no new info... I'll leave it anyways.)
05-09-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By uncle uncle

I enjoy Bike Snob, mostly, but he can be an...

I enjoy Bike Snob, mostly, but he can be an acquired taste. His exposition style on his own site includes cuss words, nudes, and belittling groups of people... which, if you are one dude, and you...
05-09-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By uncle uncle

ThermionicScott speaks the truth.... I'm the one...

ThermionicScott speaks the truth.... I'm the one who chose the word 'craptastic'. In retrospect, I should have picked something better, or at least a word who's definition is more established. In my...
05-08-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By uncle uncle

NYC Bike Snob does Eroica on craptastic C&V

Bike Snob NYC: Eroica CA DVD Extras! (http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2019/05/eroica-ca-dvd-extras.html)

A few years back, I proposed, as an experiment in thinking, the idea of doing the Eroica on...
05-08-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By uncle uncle

I had to look up the term "potter"... "to move...

I had to look up the term "potter"... "to move around in a non-rushed manner, in a relaxed and pleasant way". At 28.5 lbs, it would have been weight competitive (in my mind anyways) with other...
05-01-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By uncle uncle

That lead picture is a hoot! "Listen boys, it...

That lead picture is a hoot! "Listen boys, it wasn't my funny shorts that stop our getting into restaurant..., that's just hurtful."
04-29-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks for the heads up Juvela.... it, the Fuji...

Thanks for the heads up Juvela.... it, the Fuji S-10-S, sounds magical. It would be interesting to know what similar sized frames, in the same entry/mid level catagory, like the Schwinn LeTour,...
04-27-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By uncle uncle

New and better plastics might now get a wheel to...

New and better plastics might now get a wheel to the point where the weight versus cost/reliability/ease-of-use might be worth it, in a city bike use scenario. Huh.
04-27-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By uncle uncle

Good dig Metacortex... I humbly and more...

Good dig Metacortex... I humbly and more knowledgeably stand corrected. Butted high tensile frames are a bit of a unicorn in the bicycle corrals, are they not?
04-25-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By uncle uncle

I can't find any official Schwinn printed text...

I can't find any official Schwinn printed text (like in a catalog) that says the Le Tour was made with double butted tubing. That said, the Le Tour was the workhorse of the "lite weight" lineup for...
04-23-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By uncle uncle

Time to make a new 'nother son.... just kidding. ...

Time to make a new 'nother son.... just kidding. My kids weren't nostalgic for anything, until they go into their twenties, and still they aren't necessarily into the same things I'm into. Maybe...
04-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By uncle uncle

I think it's pretty cool, but more because of the...

I think it's pretty cool, but more because of the BCA connection, not necessarily on the bicycle perspective of it. In other words, as a bicycle of it's day, it's pretty ordinary and common even...
04-21-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By uncle uncle

It's weird that brakes spec'ed for Fuji bikes...

It's weird that brakes spec'ed for Fuji bikes ended up on Campania's bikes... but, then again, maybe not. Maybe the Campania distributors got a good deal on some Cherry brakes that Fuji decided not...
04-20-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/810x602/brake_zoomed_detail_2b9e006751928f98d35ae312ea17c322965caa5b.png

brakes of the Campania showing Fuji mountain logo on bolt details
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04-20-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By uncle uncle

Weighed the Campania Concourse today... 30.4 lbs...

Weighed the Campania Concourse today... 30.4 lbs of pure boom bike awesomeness. Put here for prosperity. That's with Araya alloy rims, Shimano 333 quick release hubs. I think each of the tires...
04-20-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By uncle uncle

I'd be tickled pink if I could find something...

I'd be tickled pink if I could find something along these lines. Have to hang out at my local Coop some more, and hope. Cool bike. I think I could easily get away with a 5 speed for just peddle...
04-19-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By uncle uncle

I needed the 19 mm length, plus the washer it...

I needed the 19 mm length, plus the washer it came with, to provide enough force to adequately cinch the seatpost of my '92 Club Fuji. Without the washer, I wouldn't have had enough threads...
04-16-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By uncle uncle

The 10 year old me looked at those Free Spirits...

The 10 year old me looked at those Free Spirits too, but not the same way as the bike Free Spirits.
04-16-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm hard of listening too, but I think they...

I'm hard of listening too, but I think they sing... "When you have a Free Spirit, you will always have somewhere to go." Then again, how does one hear grass grow?
04-16-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By uncle uncle

"I'd like to teach the world to three speed" (Free Spirit Content)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3pRgKbWp4g

I'd like to think this was the Sears campaign to rip off Coke's "I'd like to teach the world to sing"... but what do I know. I have a soft spot of Sears...
04-15-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By uncle uncle

Another craptastical bicycle to add to my...

Another craptastical bicycle to add to my craptastical bike bucket list... the Free Spirit Aero. Oh you Free Spirit Aero, your wind cheating tubes filled with Searsie goodness; I've got my eye on...
04-13-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1101609...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1101609-club-fuji-build.html
Not exactly the same year of Fuji, but pretty close. Appears that Fuji was experimenting with obscure seat post bolt...
04-13-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks DDDD... the diameter of the one I took off...

Thanks DDDD... the diameter of the one I took off the bike is about 11.9-12.0 mm in diameter. I unfortunately mangled the head, as the hexes had been rounded off (both ends) and I had to grip it...
04-13-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By uncle uncle

I know I'm resurrecting a zombie post here, but...

I know I'm resurrecting a zombie post here, but can anyone tell me if the head diameters of the nut and the bolt for an early 90's bike (it's a Club Fuji to be exact) are of a universal size? I'm in...
04-11-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 849
Posted By uncle uncle

"Move your leg lady... you're hiding the bestest...

"Move your leg lady... you're hiding the bestest part."
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