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09-29-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By ramzilla

I'm more familiar with LPS3. Cheaper and,...

I'm more familiar with LPS3. Cheaper and, available at all auto parts stores. Works best on bare frames. Spray it inside. Hook frame from ceiling. Rotate frame all around. Put some newspaper on the...
09-29-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By ramzilla

Shimano Deore RD-M591 is the best 7-8-9 speed...

Shimano Deore RD-M591 is the best 7-8-9 speed deal around. Plenty available. Cheap. Easy peasy. I keep several in my spare parts kit for whatever. They fit almost everything.
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By ramzilla

Celebration time! After over four months, I...

Celebration time! After over four months, I finally sold this beautiful 1992 Fuji Club. I wasn't getting any response from my Craigslist ad. So, I listed it for sale on the Facebook bicycle page a...
09-24-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By ramzilla

I've converted dozens of bikes from drop bar to...

I've converted dozens of bikes from drop bar to upright bar bikes. IMHO neither of the bikes in the OP are candidates for this conversion. They're both purpose built for speed with racing style...
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By ramzilla

Pros: It's a wonderful lightweight bike that's a...

Pros: It's a wonderful lightweight bike that's a pure delight to ride. Cons: They must have made at least a million of these. (It's not collectable). (But, it's a damn fine ride). I would start at...
09-02-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By ramzilla

Bad pawls in the freehub. Put a new freehub on it.

Bad pawls in the freehub. Put a new freehub on it.
08-28-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By ramzilla

Those Raleigh Pursuits were a good value entry...

Those Raleigh Pursuits were a good value entry level bike. They were produced under contract in Taiwan and Japan and have more in common with a bottom of the line Fuji than other English bikes. It...
08-20-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By ramzilla

I got rid of all the old friction shifter stuff...

I got rid of all the old friction shifter stuff on my Centurion. Bought some NOS Shimano 105 RD, FD &, brakes on ebay. Installed Microshift...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,235
Posted By ramzilla

Craigslist ebay garage sale antique market...

Craigslist
ebay
garage sale
antique market
Consignment shop. "Play it again Sports"
Local bike shop
Donate to Goodwill
Donate to local bicycle co-op
08-11-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,949
Posted By ramzilla

It's a piece of equipment used for exercise or...

It's a piece of equipment used for exercise or racing or whatever. It belongs to you now. Do whatever you want. Choose happiness. In my personal experience, I've successfully removed old stickers by...
08-09-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By ramzilla

I guess if you're on a professional bicycle team...

I guess if you're on a professional bicycle team competing in the Tour de France you might actually notice a 2X heavier tube weight inside a tire. But for the average rider dealing with everyday...
08-09-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By ramzilla

I keep a well stocked supply of tubes for all my...

I keep a well stocked supply of tubes for all my bikes. Tube size has got to match tire size as close as possible or, you're going to have problems. It's always better to have a tube size that's ...
08-08-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By ramzilla

I've been pretty lucky with Shogun bikes too. Not...

I've been pretty lucky with Shogun bikes too. Not much knowledge of these bikes out there in the Vintage world. So, you can usually pick these up for way less than equivalent Miyatas, Centurions,...
07-30-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By ramzilla

It's really just about overall weight. Early...

It's really just about overall weight. Early 1970's Fuji high tensile (Ishiwata) steel frames were surprisingly light. So were some of the old original 1960's English (Reynolds) steel frames. It...
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By ramzilla

Bottecchia model names have always been a puzzle...

Bottecchia model names have always been a puzzle to me too. But, according to T-Mar, top of the line Bottecchia's don't have model names. From my understanding they would call this a Bottechia,...
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By ramzilla

You got a great deal. It's got the painted...

You got a great deal. It's got the painted headbadge. It's got the old time Tange Champion tubing sticker. Suntour bits. An absolutely lovely bike. Not much wear. You're probably right about the...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By ramzilla

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's...

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's French bikes. Sometimes it can be very difficult to get new threaded replacement parts. A bent axle or a worn out freewheel can become a big problem....
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By ramzilla

Here's a couple pictures of the serial numbers on...

Here's a couple pictures of the serial numbers on the bottom bracket. I've got no idea what's under the cable guides. And, that's not a white sticker. The serial number is stamped into the steel &...
05-28-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,335
Posted By ramzilla

Who needs straps and clamps and clips and blah...

Who needs straps and clamps and clips and blah blah blah blah blah on pedals. Just go out and have fun riding around. YAY!
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By ramzilla

The Trek is a better & more practical bike for a...

The Trek is a better & more practical bike for a better price. That Schwinn looks nice but, they were heavy clunkers.
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By ramzilla

I call Bottecchia the Schwinn of Italy. They used...

I call Bottecchia the Schwinn of Italy. They used to make everything from entry level budget priced bikes to top of the line Tour de France competition models. The one contained in the OP is a budget...
12-16-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,056
Posted By ramzilla

The old traditional names for bicycle makers has...

The old traditional names for bicycle makers has absolutely no meaning whatsoever anymore. There is no Raleigh, Schwinn, Fuji, Shogun, etc...etc...etc. anymore. There's a few gigantic factories in...
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