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04-07-19, 08:05 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Yes, it had been recently tuned and the tires are...

Yes, it had been recently tuned and the tires are fairly new as well! I got it to scratch an itch I have to do a flat bar conversion. If there's interest I'll post the after pics when it's done!
04-05-19, 01:54 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I picked up this 1985 Gran Rally today. I...

I picked up this 1985 Gran Rally today. I couldn't find much info on 1985 model so I took a few close-ups. The paint is really something in person---very deep plum. I thought it was black at first....
11-02-18, 10:08 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Yes, I'm intrigued by the bike. Checks a lot of...

Yes, I'm intrigued by the bike. Checks a lot of boxes!



Yeah I had the same thought about their generic tubing as well. Have you ridden the bike? I've heard a lot about the wheels but the...
11-01-18, 09:15 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

This is such an interesting read! Especially the...

This is such an interesting read! Especially the new upstarts "Sun Tour"
11-01-18, 09:07 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Any specialized Sequoia owners?

I've googled but not found too many long term reviews of the 2018 // first impressions of the new 2019 spec. Anyone riding one? What do you think?
10-24-18, 12:13 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Hmm I hadn't heard of that but it makes sense....

Hmm I hadn't heard of that but it makes sense. This fork is threadless however, and has held up pretty well. Not sure I would take it on anything too gnarly but it feels solid.
10-24-18, 11:23 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Thanks! I'm constantly amazed at how flawlessly...

Thanks! I'm constantly amazed at how flawlessly the deore lx shifts for an almost 25 yr old bike!


It is the Cigne stem! I was unaware they had a tall adapter. What is that?


It's the VO...
10-23-18, 10:05 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/00000img_00000_burst20181022161635320_cover_33f145203dcba4f3e3362634d3efe9fcdf3850e1.jpg
Just put the fenders on in anticipation of...
10-12-18, 02:14 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

It's a (baby) Blue Univega

I thought this particular frame might be worthy of its own thread for a couple reasons. First! To put this in context, when I was starting to get into vintage steel about 1 1/2 years ago I posted...
10-10-18, 08:05 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Accidentally posted this in the frame pass around...

Accidentally posted this in the frame pass around thread as well...

Bikes I have:
- I have a partially (wheels + deraillers removed) deconstructed 85 Trek 560. 24". I have the deraillers but lost...
10-10-18, 07:54 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Bikes I have: - I have a partially (wheels +...

Bikes I have:
- I have a partially (wheels + deraillers removed) deconstructed 85 Trek 560. 24". I have the deraillers but lost the front clamp screw. I also have the wheels but I'm intending to use...
10-10-18, 07:45 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Are these at Fort Collins Bike CO-OP? I just...

Are these at Fort Collins Bike CO-OP? I just moved into town.. it's on my list to check out soon
10-05-18, 03:33 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I posted in this thread last year and I have...

I posted in this thread last year and I have since converted my 94 Karakoram to a drop bar build....
08-26-18, 06:23 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I have a 94 GT Karakoram with dirt drops as well!...

I have a 94 GT Karakoram with dirt drops as well! It is my most consistently ridden steed. What front rack are you running? Was it easy to set up?
08-26-18, 05:58 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Now THAT is what I call an """Adventure""" (tm)...

Now THAT is what I call an """Adventure""" (tm) bike :beer:
05-10-18, 08:49 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I have a similar story. I was getting some work...

I have a similar story. I was getting some work done on my moto (at a "recycled" bike shop... plenty of old bikes hanging on the walls). A guy comes in (customer, not employee), looks at the DT...
05-07-18, 02:21 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I saw that on Denver CL! Definitely an...

I saw that on Denver CL! Definitely an interesting bike :thumb:
05-07-18, 09:12 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I've been trolling craigslist for vintage treks...

I've been trolling craigslist for vintage treks for what seems like months... Lucked out with this purple beauty! 1985 Trek 560. Looks to be all original aside from cable housing and tires!! Frame is...
05-03-18, 02:34 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

DQRider, what handlebars are you using on that...

DQRider, what handlebars are you using on that Raysport Turismo?
05-03-18, 02:27 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Could be the original! 88/89 1200's had chro-moly...

Could be the original! 88/89 1200's had chro-moly forks. But it's hard to tell with that one photo
05-03-18, 01:24 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I'm checking this out tomorrow... will update!

I'm checking this out tomorrow... will update!
01-04-18, 08:26 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

My 85 Ironman has a suntour sprint crankset....

My 85 Ironman has a suntour sprint crankset. Original owner says he bought it this way. Maybe it was replaced in the bike shop? It's weird because the chainrings are a similar dark grey to pictures...
12-23-17, 11:42 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I just shifted the rear into the lowest gear so...

I just shifted the rear into the lowest gear so it's not super cross chained, and it looks ok! Will report back when I take for a ride.

Also interesting bit of info. The guy I bought it from...
12-23-17, 01:39 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Good question. I haven't been able to ride it yet...

Good question. I haven't been able to ride it yet due to snow, I'll probably take it for a spin this week to see what needs tuning!
12-22-17, 11:11 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

The Ironman I picked up this evening... Very good...

The Ironman I picked up this evening... Very good condition. The gentleman whom I bought it from kept it in very good condition and bought it new in 1986. He put look clipless pedals on it in 1987. I...
12-22-17, 03:06 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Great looking bike! I am a big fan of 90s MTBs.

Great looking bike! I am a big fan of 90s MTBs.
12-22-17, 01:04 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Thanks for the info, AustinFitz! I am checking...

Thanks for the info, AustinFitz! I am checking out the ironman I posted today. The guy selling is the original owner so I am excited to see it. I have plans to put 28s on it, do you think you could...
12-20-17, 12:11 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I'm checking out this 1985 (?) this weekend...

I'm checking out this 1985 (?) this weekend hopefully. Thoughts on price? only the one pic. Seller asking $245. Looks like the rear derailleur could be a replacement.

Thanks!
10-27-17, 08:47 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Very interesting bit of history!

Very interesting bit of history!
10-24-17, 08:31 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

How big are those tires? Great looking bike!

How big are those tires? Great looking bike!
10-23-17, 04:36 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I saw that on the Denver craigslist. It was...

I saw that on the Denver craigslist. It was sitting there for quite some time. Glad it got cleaned up!
10-23-17, 04:20 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

A Tale of Tire Clearance

I picked up this StreetStomper over the weekend and threw on these 26x2.2 Holy Rollers I had just for the occasion. Tire clearance was tight, but the ride was worth it! New grips are in the mail
10-19-17, 07:22 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Thanks for your input, T-Mar! :thumb: If I check...

Thanks for your input, T-Mar! :thumb: If I check it out, I will report back with pictures!
10-19-17, 02:09 PM
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Views: 1,197
Posted By papaStrudel

It took some serious digging but I found just a...

It took some serious digging but I found just a LITTLE bit more info at this link... had to use the WayBack Machine for this one...
...
10-19-17, 09:29 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Yeah, asking price is $80 right now. Might throw...

Yeah, asking price is $80 right now. Might throw out $60 to start.

All the info about Maruishi I've found pertains to their road bikes. Their mountain bike info is even less sparce... and I...
10-19-17, 07:19 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Maruishi Pathfinder

Any info on this model? Lugged frame, looks like an ATB or hybrid type deal. Wheelbase is outta sight. I might try and check it out this weekend. Pretty cheap on "the list".

Edit: Should add that...
10-11-17, 07:00 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/raleigh-team-u...

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/raleigh-team-usa-road-bike-12/6340601461.html

:thumb:
10-05-17, 09:03 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

The super sport was actually second from the top...

The super sport was actually second from the top for a time in the 80s. Mine is Tange 2 frame, suntour cyclone mark 2, and royal Gran compe brakes. Rides great!
10-03-17, 07:38 AM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I can get a pic up tonight. It's all galvanized...

I can get a pic up tonight. It's all galvanized steel--used a DIY guide online. I didn't want to buy a really expensive stand and was in a DIY phase. It works well enough and I enjoy the fact that it...
09-29-17, 01:32 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

I'll look into that! I used the 0000 grade stuff,...

I'll look into that! I used the 0000 grade stuff, pretty fine.

Here's a pic from today's ride... Threw a chain about 15 minutes after this. Got stuck between the freewheel and chain stay. I'm in...
09-28-17, 09:03 PM
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Posted By papaStrudel

Yes well, it's a "memory" bike as they say. I'm...

Yes well, it's a "memory" bike as they say. I'm not selling it for the foreseeable future so I figured, why not make it a little easier to ride?

And good eye on the bolt, that must've happened at...
09-28-17, 08:24 PM
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Views: 934
Posted By papaStrudel

Thank you! His name is Apollo. Thanks...

Thank you! His name is Apollo.



Thanks much! This has been my first attempt at a "restoration" if you will. I'm looking forward to the trek. I think it's a 1981? I was shocked at how light it...
09-28-17, 08:04 PM
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Views: 934
Posted By papaStrudel

https://i.imgur.com/IggmU0Y.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/IggmU0Y.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VW69fcn.jpg
09-28-17, 08:03 PM
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Views: 934
Posted By papaStrudel

The big, yellow, Motobecane Submarine

Hello,

Some of you may have seen a few of my postings throughout the past few months. I wanted to make a thread to show the end of a process. You can see the beginning and before
pictures of...
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Posted By papaStrudel

It's a bit of conjecture based on the research...

It's a bit of conjecture based on the research I've done. The 1985 Catalog (http://classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Freschi/catalog_85_pg8.html) specs for the supreme (which is the lowest level) says it...
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Posted By papaStrudel

So probably not worth $450 considering the odd...

So probably not worth $450 considering the odd componentry.




How rough? I can only make out a few scratches etc, and a few of the stickers are a bit rough. But it looks like Columbus tubing?...
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Posted By papaStrudel

It's a Freschi?

Listed for $450. Thoughts? Comments? Purchase? Run Away? Run Towards?

Edit: I should mention I have already asked for more pics. Will post when received.
09-20-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,565
Posted By papaStrudel

Interesting... I ask because there is a Freschi...

Interesting... I ask because there is a Freschi in my size sitting on the local CL for about $400. Trying to determine if it's worth checking out.
09-20-17, 08:13 AM
09-19-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By papaStrudel

Resurrecting this old thread with 3 more pics...

Resurrecting this old thread with 3 more pics from the seller... Asking price is now $90. I would be tempted to throw $50 out because I don't need this bike at all but it has enough... chutzpah? that...
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