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Posted By TugaDude

Yes, more info needed. When you say outside, is...

Yes, more info needed. When you say outside, is it getting rained on? That would be sad. Or by outside do you mean an unheated shed? Does the owner know the year and model of the bike? That...
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Views: 665
Posted By TugaDude

Is that a crack in the lug connecting the down...

Is that a crack in the lug connecting the down tube to the head tube? This bike suffered a hard frontal impact. I add to the votes for wall art.
11-24-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By TugaDude

Giving Thanks

In addition to giving thanks for the things that really matter this season, since all of the regular members here love bicycles and bicycle-related activities, I think it's appropriate to take a...
11-24-21, 02:22 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

As most of us age, we either move our drop bars...

As most of us age, we either move our drop bars up or we swap them out for bars that allow for more of an upright posture. We are blessed to have so many options as we do. There's probably a...
11-24-21, 02:19 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Very beautiful and unique bike. Congrats!

Very beautiful and unique bike. Congrats!
11-22-21, 10:13 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Nice bike! Everything you’d need for touring.

Nice bike! Everything you’d need for touring.
11-03-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,022
Posted By TugaDude

Yes, and they also have some good info on another...

Yes, and they also have some good info on another information page. This is just a snippet...this is not how it looks on the page, but fits here better.

FRAME COMPATIBILITY Tubing: Surly 4130...
10-29-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By TugaDude

I've bought and sold on Craigslist for many...

I've bought and sold on Craigslist for many years. When I see things overpriced I tend to believe one of two things. First, they haven't a clue what they have and just assume it is "high end" so...
10-26-21, 11:26 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

You didn't respond about your height and inseam. ...

You didn't respond about your height and inseam.

Also, don't worry about culture. Worry about how to set your bike up so that you want to ride it more and for longer.
10-23-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By TugaDude

Same here. Although they can be speedy, the ride...

Same here. Although they can be speedy, the ride is harsher than I care for. The Peleton is a very nice, lightweight steel bike.
10-19-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By TugaDude

There are way too many variables to draw a black...

There are way too many variables to draw a black and white conclusion or comparison between aluminum and steel. Sure, there's the difference in the metals, but beyond that there's the way they are...
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Views: 750
Posted By TugaDude

Most bikes don’t pan out as investments. At...

Most bikes don’t pan out as investments. At $1,500 it would be a no-go for me. Waterford has stated that as many as 650 were actually made. Doesn’t make much difference, 600 or 650, there’s still...
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Views: 375
Posted By TugaDude

Beautiful bicycle. The paint looks awfully good...

Beautiful bicycle. The paint looks awfully good for that age, but if it was a garage queen, I suppose it is possible. Very shiny though. The Mafac brakes don't seem to be consistent with the '72...
10-14-21, 08:54 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Did I miss where you identified the bike? Very...

Did I miss where you identified the bike? Very pretty!
10-14-21, 07:04 AM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By TugaDude

No, it just means the spindle is 1mm longer. Not...

No, it just means the spindle is 1mm longer. Not a deal-breaker in my opinion.
10-13-21, 06:38 AM
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Views: 1,340
Posted By TugaDude

Great suggestion! Too many times I see folks on...

Great suggestion! Too many times I see folks on this and other non-bike forums discussing quality issues but they never seem to let the manufacturer in on it.

I worked for a global manufacturer...
10-11-21, 10:37 AM
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Views: 1,340
Posted By TugaDude

If you haven't, you should read and study Sheldon...

If you haven't, you should read and study Sheldon Brown's technique to address the issue. It is in the following link:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/no-derailers.html

Read all of the info, but...
10-08-21, 07:26 AM
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Views: 1,676
Posted By TugaDude

As an aside, threads like this are very...

As an aside, threads like this are very interesting to me. There seems to be a restlessness among people, always convinced there must be a better way. They search high and low to create something...
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Views: 387
Posted By TugaDude

I assume you found the year and the appropriate...

I assume you found the year and the appropriate Schwinn catalog? That should help with whether any parts are not original. I don't know that I would consider that model rare in the classic sense,...
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Views: 506
Posted By TugaDude

You might be surprised at how good it looks after...

You might be surprised at how good it looks after you've given it a good bath. Go easy on things at first. Aggressive cleaning can cause damage that is not easily repaired.

And FWIW, stand...
09-30-21, 07:45 AM
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Views: 3,022
Posted By TugaDude

The Cross Check is a solid bike and if you needed...

The Cross Check is a solid bike and if you needed a "do it all" bike, it would be a decent frame to start from.
09-28-21, 09:33 AM
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Views: 3,022
Posted By TugaDude

Good to know. Thanks for the feedback on the...

Good to know. Thanks for the feedback on the Parser. It's a shame that really good models sometimes get discontinued. But maybe they will re-emerge in the future.
09-17-21, 06:14 AM
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Views: 914
Posted By TugaDude

All City is nailing it. Still loving my Big...

All City is nailing it. Still loving my Big Block and you're right about the paint. It has to be seen in person to appreciate the sparkle.

I like the build, very sensible and fun!
09-09-21, 08:13 AM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By TugaDude

You can find a lot of info on the Jamis Sputnik...

You can find a lot of info on the Jamis Sputnik years here:

https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=18314

2012 was 520 CrMo, so the bike in question isn't a 2012. It appears...
09-04-21, 08:54 AM
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Views: 58,461
Posted By TugaDude

On the subject of zombies and zombie threads,...

On the subject of zombies and zombie threads, here's my opinion for what it's worth, which probably ain't much.

Some members hate when old threads are resurrected. I've often been puzzled by...
09-02-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By TugaDude

That's the beauty of relationships. Over time,...

That's the beauty of relationships. Over time, whatever "extra" you might pay for convenience is repaid through kindness. Cultivate relationships and you'll never be poor.
08-31-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By TugaDude

Here's my $.02 so take it for what it's worth. ...

Here's my $.02 so take it for what it's worth. If there was a demand for and support for the types of shops described, then they probably would still be around. Some shops, such as Retrogression...
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Views: 1,248
Posted By TugaDude

Perhaps they are priced so low that people think...

Perhaps they are priced so low that people think there's something wrong with them. The bike market is inflated right now, in some markets incredibly so. I'd raise the prices and just be patient.
08-20-21, 02:42 PM
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Views: 1,103
Posted By TugaDude

I ran a Biopace on a fixed gear/SS bike and never...

I ran a Biopace on a fixed gear/SS bike and never had problems. It is hard to wrap your head around but the tension really doesn't change much if at all.
08-20-21, 08:31 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Surly's SS conversion kit is only $40.00 and is...

Surly's SS conversion kit is only $40.00 and is solid.
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Posted By TugaDude

I don’t remember a Le Champion up for sale in my...

I don’t remember a Le Champion up for sale in my city. I own a Grand Jubile and a Grand Record and both are great bikes. I’m sure this one is even better with its pedigree.
08-15-21, 02:12 PM
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Views: 5,582
Posted By TugaDude

Amen! The main thing is TT length. Once you are...

Amen! The main thing is TT length. Once you are riding, the other things really don't matter. Or certainly don't matter as much.
08-15-21, 11:54 AM
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Views: 5,582
Posted By TugaDude

I have no idea of the current availability but...

I have no idea of the current availability but I'd look for an All City Big Block and never look back.
08-13-21, 06:13 AM
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Views: 933
Posted By TugaDude

Yes, it is addicting. I went through a period...

Yes, it is addicting. I went through a period where every bike I saw was a candidate for conversion. Slowly that went away. Probably by the time I had 4 SS bikes.
08-08-21, 03:53 PM
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Views: 2,848
Posted By TugaDude

Sadly, no lock is going to stop a determined...

Sadly, no lock is going to stop a determined thief. If you know of one, please let the rest of us know. Some will destroy a frame in order to get the components, so there really is little you can...
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Views: 896
Posted By TugaDude

Forgot the Triomphe pedals. ...

Forgot the Triomphe pedals.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/550x413/image_a9767c559b5aaf79a8325ea5fdb171cad7712216.png

And seat post:
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07-19-21, 03:38 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Old Faithful

I've been very busy lately and hadn't ridden much at all. Life gets in the way sometimes. So I took some time to enjoy some agreeable weather and set out on my "old faithful" Miyata 312 fixed-gear...
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Posted By TugaDude

In my experience, many unknowledgeable people...

In my experience, many unknowledgeable people believe that their bikes are worth way more than they really are. The blue bike, pictured is not worth anywhere near $300.00 in my opinion, so if your...
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Views: 627
Posted By TugaDude

I remember reading that they "corrected" the fork...

I remember reading that they "corrected" the fork issue at some point, and that some are fine. Do your research! Some have ridden the so-called "death forks" without issue. But you wouldn't feel...
06-28-21, 06:02 AM
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Views: 719
Posted By TugaDude

Looks nice. The flamed finish will appeal to...

Looks nice. The flamed finish will appeal to some, not to others. Nice, long rear fork ends, that's a plus.
...
06-22-21, 10:46 AM
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Views: 1,976
Posted By TugaDude

Nice beefy tires, but those white hubs rock!

Nice beefy tires, but those white hubs rock!
06-15-21, 06:10 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

You didn't ask them for the thread size? I'd...

You didn't ask them for the thread size? I'd contact them again. No sense in guessing.
06-12-21, 09:32 AM
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Views: 7,634
Posted By TugaDude

Agreed, and the tan walls are perfect also, IMHO....

Agreed, and the tan walls are perfect also, IMHO. I am really digging that look.
06-11-21, 06:06 AM
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Views: 698
Posted By TugaDude

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so...

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so that we can look it up online. That way we can have an intelligent conversation rather than speculating about what you do or don't have. Safety is...
06-10-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,391
Posted By TugaDude

Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like...

Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like you have some nice cushion there.
06-10-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,391
Posted By TugaDude

I like the way you set up the stem height. ...

I like the way you set up the stem height. Sometimes stems can look "klunky", but that just flows. And the decals are sweet too.
06-07-21, 06:24 AM
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Views: 1,209
Posted By TugaDude

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange...

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange would be cool.
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Views: 808
Posted By TugaDude

I love the decal "Assembled in Irish Free...

I love the decal "Assembled in Irish Free State".
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Views: 938
Posted By TugaDude

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it...

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it was stored outside and sometimes the stem and/or seat post freeze up. This bike is beyond what I would feel comfortable with. No telling how much...
05-25-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By TugaDude

Whiskey, yes! I'll drink to that!

Whiskey, yes! I'll drink to that!
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