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10-10-19, 05:30 PM
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Posted By due ruote

Speaking of level, I would suggest that the...

Speaking of level, I would suggest that the handlebar woes you mentioned on the other thread may have a lot to do with your saddle angle. I would level that out and ride some more before going nuts...
10-09-19, 12:21 PM
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Views: 177,303
Posted By due ruote

I couldn't resist a $10 deal on Ebay for two sets...

I couldn't resist a $10 deal on Ebay for two sets of tricolor Benotto tape, and used one on my Motobecane. Also shoutout to 3speedslow for the headbadge he offered up on the Pay it Forward thread....
10-08-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By due ruote

I used to have a Volare from that era, only mine...

I used to have a Volare from that era, only mine was a Plymouth with a slant six. A different beast for sure.
10-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,105
Posted By due ruote

1973 Raleigh Gran Sport - the elder herd member. ...

1973 Raleigh Gran Sport - the elder herd member.
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1985 Ross Signature 294S...
10-05-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By due ruote

Part of what makes the old stuff cool is its age....

Part of what makes the old stuff cool is its age. A replica - even one made by Campagnolo- just wouldn’t be the same. Ymmv.
10-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14,274
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Posted By due ruote

Pano from this morrning’s short spin up Lake...

Pano from this morrning’s short spin up Lake Michigan. It Seems we went straight from summer to November. ...
10-02-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,432
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Posted By due ruote

Is that really 54? Looks more like 56 to me, but...

Is that really 54? Looks more like 56 to me, but I don’t claim to be one of the experts.
09-28-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,865
Posted By due ruote

Rockhoppers are more plentiful than Stumpjumpers...

Rockhoppers are more plentiful than Stumpjumpers and are still nice frames. Rockhopper Comps have better components so maybe keep those on your radar.
Trek Multitrack hybrids are nice riding bikes...
09-18-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By due ruote

That’s a pretty common and easily fixed...

That’s a pretty common and easily fixed condition. You can buy a tool to align, or make your own like I did using a piece of square steel pipe from the hardware store, a scrap axle and some spacers. ...
09-16-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,841
Posted By due ruote

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

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09-15-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By due ruote

Great news, but is it too late to include a...

Great news, but is it too late to include a stipulation that Toni has to post pics of the completed build?
09-13-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By due ruote

Sounds like you will probably be in one or two...

Sounds like you will probably be in one or two gears the majority of the time. I would play with a gear calculator and figure out what chainring you need to have your best gears in the center of the...
09-13-19, 06:31 AM
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Posted By due ruote

Great score! Here is what I did with my pink...

Great score!
Here is what I did with my pink Prestige frame....
09-07-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By due ruote

How about an old hybrid? Do they also typically...

How about an old hybrid? Do they also typically have long effective top tubes? Something like a Schwinn Crosscut it Specialized Crossroads.
09-06-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By due ruote

For posterity, here’s a pic of the drill and tap...

For posterity, here’s a pic of the drill and tap method mentioned earlier. I don’t really see a problem with it, but maybe I lack imagination. ...
08-29-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 52,522
Posted By due ruote

1973 Stella SX-73 ...

1973 Stella SX-73

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08-24-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,924
Posted By due ruote

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08-15-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,500
Posted By due ruote

If you put good street tires on an upper tier...

If you put good street tires on an upper tier rigid mtb, you won’t give up much speed. At least that’s been my experience. Then again, I don’t have a boatload of speed on any bike.
08-09-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,867
Posted By due ruote

This is why you need a backup bike. Or two.

This is why you need a backup bike. Or two.
08-08-19, 08:50 PM
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Views: 12,945
Posted By due ruote

Honda Fits have a lot of cargo room for how small...

Honda Fits have a lot of cargo room for how small they are.
08-03-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By due ruote

Just buy a set of Suntour Power shifters with...

Just buy a set of Suntour Power shifters with downtube or stem band. They are essentially the same shifters and much less expensive.
07-31-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By due ruote

I would be much more concerned about stay...

I would be much more concerned about stay clearance than crown or bridge. Ideally if you break a spoke you still want to get home.
07-17-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,467
Posted By due ruote

+1 Also look around for another shop.

+1

Also look around for another shop.
07-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By due ruote

We use that Jandd Economy bag on our tandem. It’s...

We use that Jandd Economy bag on our tandem. It’s very nice, sturdily made and very solid on the rack with no flopping about. Given how long you will use a good bag, the cost bump seems fairly...
07-12-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By due ruote

I had one of those once. A beautifully built...

I had one of those once. A beautifully built frame and very elegant finish. Great rider too. Unfortunately the one I had was a bit long in the top tube, so I moved it along.
06-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By due ruote

Yeah, what he said. I did not notice, but nice...

Yeah, what he said. I did not notice, but nice observational skills there. I did enjoy the movie and thought the scene with all the bikes was one of the best numbers.
06-25-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By due ruote

Probably a French frame. Or at least the fork....

Probably a French frame. Or at least the fork. You can sand down the quill to fit, or look for a French one, which will be 22.0 instead of 22.2 mm diameter.

Also be aware the bottom bracket likely...
06-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By due ruote

I’m afraid I don’t have a clue. I think there is...

I’m afraid I don’t have a clue. I think there is a Holdsworth thread with lots of examples. Maybe do some sleuthing there or post the query.

edit - here’s the link. Actually found it with the BF...
05-28-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,755
Posted By due ruote

I love the way my ‘73 rides with 700c and 33 mm...

I love the way my ‘73 rides with 700c and 33 mm Supple Vitesse tires, fwiw. I couldn’t realistically go wider than that on the rear and still have an acceptable margin for a wheel going out of true -...
05-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By due ruote

Looks to me like one of the “inexternal lugless”...

Looks to me like one of the “inexternal lugless” models they had in the early ‘80s. The color doesn’t look familiar but I am fallible. Could also be a repaint, or non-US model as mentioned.
Have you...
05-17-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,701
Posted By due ruote

Here is the link: 100 of the best vintage...

Here is the link:

100 of the best vintage mountain bikes | Vintage Steel Rider (http://www.vintagesteelrider.com/index.php/2015/05/15/100-of-the-best-vintage-mountain-bikes/)
05-15-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,216
Posted By due ruote

I use one of those cargo nets with my Wald...

I use one of those cargo nets with my Wald basket. I removed the back set of hooks and zip-tied the net to the basket, so I just unhook the front and sides and fold it back over the handlebars when...
05-15-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,241
Posted By due ruote

I have one of these in drop bar form. Really a...

I have one of these in drop bar form. Really a fun bike. Unfortunately a PO swapped out the fork for a suspension model, but I found this Tange chrome one at an LBS. ...
01-31-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 725,605
Posted By due ruote

+1 and all I can follow it with is this. ...

+1 and all I can follow it with is this.
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