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11-12-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By TiHabanero

I have seen much worse on production frames....

I have seen much worse on production frames. Leave it alone and ride, ride, ride! As one pointed out previously, 35 years and no issues so far. Doubtful you will have any issues in the future. I beg...
11-11-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By Dave Mayer

I can sympathize with a shop being reluctant to...

I can sympathize with a shop being reluctant to sell just parts. Basic consumables such as cables, tubes, tires, housing etc. are hard to come by. The wholesalers who supply our shop are cleaned...
11-08-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By ARider2

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable...

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable housing and felt they only had enough left to complete the jobs they had already taken in. It has been difficult getting many items including cable...
11-08-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By Snowflake6

This is the reason the LBS's near me use for not...

This is the reason the LBS's near me use for not selling parts over-the-counter right now. Tires and tubes, when they have them, okay. But if you want a bottom bracket? Steering tube bearing? ...
11-06-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Hobbiano

Since all of my bikes are between 52 and 56, and...

Since all of my bikes are between 52 and 56, and I look at them every day, with 54 being just about perfect, I'd say that's a 55 (center to top of top tube), or, if you prefer, 54 center to center....
11-06-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By DMC707

53-54 ish ---- up to 55 at most

53-54 ish ---- up to 55 at most
11-05-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By cbrstar

I'm kinda speculating here. But at least where I...

I'm kinda speculating here. But at least where I live there is/was a brake cable shortage and all the shops were either low or out! So the guy probably doesn't have a lot left and doesn't want to...
11-02-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,152
Posted By T-Mar

I'm wondering if the issue is Covid-19 related?...

I'm wondering if the issue is Covid-19 related? Over the past 1-1/2 years there have been a lot of supply issues with various products. Maybe the LBS has been having issues obtaining cables and/or...
Replies: 619
Views: 243,918
Posted By oldroads

This is always a slow time. The student needs...

This is always a slow time.
The student needs have been filled and the weather is getting cooler.
Sit tight.
Don't drop your prices trying to unload one, things will start moving again in a few...
09-28-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,107
Posted By livedarklions

So I can convey what exactly I'm talking about...

So I can convey what exactly I'm talking about with several words of context, or I can just use one word to do exactly the same thing? I'm going with the one word.
09-08-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By thumpism

OP, it appears that both headlights and...

OP, it appears that both headlights and taillights are unbroken. Most unusual in fendered Peugeots of this age. You're pretty lucky.
09-08-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By markk900

guy1138 : lovely bike!

guy1138 : lovely bike!
08-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,758
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hold on to your butts, anything with rim brakes...

Hold on to your butts, anything with rim brakes and quick release wheels is fast becoming "C&V". :innocent:
03-16-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 911,053
Posted By Hobbiano

That's a nice one. It even has the original tires.

That's a nice one. It even has the original tires.
03-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,507
Posted By southpawboston

I would love to participate in a round of the Box...

I would love to participate in a round of the Box O' Crap passaround. I've got a ton of crap to get rid of.
03-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,507
Posted By noglider

I've sent emails and texts to chr0m0ly and...

I've sent emails and texts to chr0m0ly and received no responses. I hope he's OK but we should bet he's not coming back.
03-09-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,507
Posted By crandress

Sorry, I am in the midst of a move to Kentucky,...

Sorry, I am in the midst of a move to Kentucky, so I will not be on much the next couple of weeks. If Chr0m0ly does not come back soon, we may want to have someone else take this over. I did it two...
02-27-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By merziac

Hardcore gamer stores have high quality paint for...

Hardcore gamer stores have high quality paint for diecast game board pieces. ;)
02-27-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By seedsbelize

Is that the serial number at the bottom of the...

Is that the serial number at the bottom of the headtube?
02-26-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Phil_gretz

Looking back, I think I received $360 for it. I...

Looking back, I think I received $360 for it. I gave a C-note to a Facebook Marketplace lister who had offered it for free...
02-26-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Phil_gretz

I built one up last year and sold it. Decent...

I built one up last year and sold it. Decent enough bike for general purpose use....
Replies: 22
Views: 2,010
Posted By Narhay

In my market run don't walk. In other markets it...

In my market run don't walk. In other markets it would depend on your plans for it.
02-25-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Hobbiano

If you can't decide, just buy them both. That's...

If you can't decide, just buy them both. That's my advice, not that it's worth anything..
02-25-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By davester

Depends on the rack. Some older racks have an arm...

Depends on the rack. Some older racks have an arm that passes between the seatstays just above the brake bridge and clamps to the brake bolt. Most racks can be clamped to the stays with...
02-25-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By beicster

Which one will take the fattest tire? That is...

Which one will take the fattest tire? That is one of my criteria.
02-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By WGB

Just a polite reminder that some French bikes are...

Just a polite reminder that some French bikes are truly French, meaning they require special French only, tools (ex. BB). If you have some fine, if not they add up when buying some for just one...
02-23-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to Delta-compatible. Those look similar to the...

+1 to Delta-compatible. Those look similar to the PP 286 model. Yes, they are technically ARC, but they take either the Delta or Arc cleat. The ARC cleat is basically the same shape as Delta, but...
02-23-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Dylansbob

My first thought was a Look ARC.

My first thought was a Look ARC.
02-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By noobinsf

Not an expert here, but I think Keo pedals have a...

Not an expert here, but I think Keo pedals have a lower front lip than what you have, which matches the raised lip on the Keo cleats. Yours look like Deltas to me.

Do you have a friend with a...
02-23-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Those look like Delta cleat pedals to me.

Those look like Delta cleat pedals to me.
02-23-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Wildwood

I only run the original Look Deltas (and some...

I only run the original Look Deltas (and some compatible brands). I have never seen the tension adjustment as pictured, but not any expert on the brand - just a longtime user.

I know nothing about...
Replies: 619
Views: 243,918
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%.
02-08-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By IsleRide

Way different. The sidewalls are translucent...

Way different. The sidewalls are translucent brown like the original Sport 1000 and the recent Grand Prix Classic.
02-08-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By Andy_K

That's probably it. The tires noticed the rims...

That's probably it. The tires noticed the rims were mismatched and didn't want any part of such a style faux pas.

I'll report back about how mine go on. I'll be using them with DT Swiss R460 rims.
02-07-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,128
Posted By mountaindave

It is, but that's just one of the very few...

It is, but that's just one of the very few benefits of living in an oddly progressive/libertarian state... but I digress. Permanent magnets (like steel tools that have acquired magnetism by being...
02-07-21, 01:21 PM
02-06-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 273,513
Posted By KLOSHE

The Miyata 1400 had the brake cable running...

The Miyata 1400 had the brake cable running through the top tube causing corrosion after 30 years. Installing the s&s couplers repaired the damage and allows the bike to be broke down for travel.
02-06-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,678
Posted By mstateglfr

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Crackle, splatter, and fades are the greatest 3 paint styles ever created. Ever.
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02-04-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By Darth Lefty

Paging past the pics of the yellow mixte, on...

Paging past the pics of the yellow mixte, on first glance I thought the head badge said "Can't Either"
02-04-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By Medium Size Dog

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02-03-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 273,513
Posted By bean_burrito

holy smokes that's beautiful

holy smokes that's beautiful
02-03-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By katsup

I put a drop bar on a Stumpy a few years back,...

I put a drop bar on a Stumpy a few years back, but it wasn't for me. The bike was converted back and sold off.
...
02-03-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,903
Posted By polymorphself

My frame cleaning process is always this, and the...

My frame cleaning process is always this, and the results have been great:

1. Wipe down with warm soapy water. Get every little bit of grit out.
2. Meguiars Scratch X 2.0 polish. This will not...
02-03-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By randyjawa

Interesting that this thread would come up at...

Interesting that this thread would come up at this time. Though I have owned, street restored and ridden several old Torpados, from the sixties and seventies, the most recent was the lowest in the...
02-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By Miradaman

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Got this as a freeby from a neighbor. Haven't done much to it except scrub the...
02-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By SalsaShark

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a...

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a couple years back. Hi-ten frame, stem shifters, steel-rim 27" wheels, turkey levers, etc....
Ended up being a pretty fun bike when it was all said and...
02-02-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By Het Volk

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This....potentially. While Made in France, and kind...
02-02-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By ShannonM

Dude, that Columbia is like a body-off...

Dude, that Columbia is like a body-off restoration of a Datsun B-210 "Honey Bee".... I freakin' love it!!!

--Shannon

PS: The black Takara is rad.
02-02-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By non-fixie

The worst? This. Thought it'd be fun. It...

The worst?

This. Thought it'd be fun. It wasn't. It was horrible. At 25kph it would begin to resonate with my pedaling cadence and oscillate totally out of control. Terrifying.

Did one ride...
02-02-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By cbrstar

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1984 Kuwahara before cleaning and polishing.
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