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02-09-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,528
Posted By coolkat

Well I'm gen Z so i can confirm that only thing...

Well I'm gen Z so i can confirm that only thing offensive about that Serotta is the triple. Most of the stuff in this thread is awesome:love:
01-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,503
Posted By coolkat

They're designed for old Blackburn lowriders. The...

They're designed for old Blackburn lowriders. The lowriders had a u bolt setup that spaced the rack away from the blade, so if you're using them with a normal lowrider braze on they'll be at an...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By coolkat

Yeah, that's a fantastic price for that bike. The...

Yeah, that's a fantastic price for that bike. The 93 with the lugged frame and fork is a huge upgrade over the 92. Plenty of money left over for a better seat and tires too
09-08-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By coolkat

Looks almost identical to my 1977 Sekai 500, but...

Looks almost identical to my 1977 Sekai 500, but an older headbadge
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By coolkat

This is a lower end Ritchey and likely made in...

This is a lower end Ritchey and likely made in Japan (Aspen, Ascent, etc), but still a very nice frame, with a great name on the downtube and some sweet fastback stays. Mismatched wheels, ugly modern...
08-11-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,893
Posted By coolkat

^^^Hey I rode Raleigh Sports and other Sturmey 3...

^^^Hey I rode Raleigh Sports and other Sturmey 3 speeds all over Seattle. It can be done!
04-18-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By coolkat

28mm tires were very tight under the fork on my...

28mm tires were very tight under the fork on my 89 Prelude. I ground down the steerer where it poked through the crown a bit and ran around 50-60 psi to avoid rubbing.
02-16-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By coolkat

Specialized Turbo Cotton are very nice as well

Specialized Turbo Cotton are very nice as well
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By coolkat

One of the few C&V drop bar bikes that has become...

One of the few C&V drop bar bikes that has become more desirable (imo) in the past couple years. I'd say 400-500. They're pretty hyped and very nice but they're not thaaat special.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By coolkat

I'd say around 300.

I'd say around 300.
02-04-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By coolkat

I had one and was not a fan. Felt stiff and slow....

I had one and was not a fan. Felt stiff and slow. Built it up slowly and super nice as a keeper and sold it about a month later. Looked nice though.
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01-08-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By coolkat

Only one set of water bottle mounts?? What a cool...

Only one set of water bottle mounts?? What a cool frame though, can you actually see the crack in the joint? Could just be paint from someone over tightening on a too-small seatpost.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By coolkat

Dirty, worn components, old tires, ugly bar tape...

Dirty, worn components, old tires, ugly bar tape and brake levers, agree 300.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By coolkat

I bought one of these for $80 off craigslist...

I bought one of these for $80 off craigslist where it had sat for a few days in 2010 when bikes like this actually had some value. A year later, I bought another for $40. They look nice, and the...
10-04-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,784
Posted By coolkat

I bought this thing in August 2017. It's a 2018...

I bought this thing in August 2017. It's a 2018 Specialized Fuse Comp. Only bike I've ever bought new. Employee deal through a Spec sales promo, basically free (I ended up paying $4 haha)...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By coolkat

$50-75 bike around here.

$50-75 bike around here.
08-06-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By coolkat

What about previous generation 105 5800? Very...

What about previous generation 105 5800? Very bright polished silver.
07-23-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,260
Posted By coolkat

I got rid of my CAADX (well, crashed it) and...

I got rid of my CAADX (well, crashed it) and replaced it with a Surly Cross Check. Surprisingly nice smooth ride, insane tire clearance, used ones are dirt cheap, and the geo is way better than a 90s...
07-10-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,827
Posted By coolkat

Centurion/Pontiac LeMans Do numbers count?:p

Centurion/Pontiac LeMans

Do numbers count?:p
06-02-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By coolkat

I'm running the wh-6800 wheelset with compass...

I'm running the wh-6800 wheelset with compass barlow pass set up tubeless on them. Fantastic for tubeless (no need to tape), and they're super easy to adjust bearings (still loose balls), but they...
05-18-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 61,085
Views: 9,133,418
Posted By coolkat

I don't know, the seller might get...

I don't know, the seller might get it...Bridgestone pricing is a little nuts. I sold a '92 XO-3 (tig welded, 700c, taiwan bike with low end Exage) a few weeks ago for $300. It was up for a day and i...
05-17-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,317
Posted By coolkat

Get a set of the Compass Rat Trap Pass. They're...

Get a set of the Compass Rat Trap Pass. They're (too) expensive but unfortunately they're amazing and probably worth it.
05-10-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By coolkat

I have an Ostrich bag with a velo orange front...

I have an Ostrich bag with a velo orange front rack w/ integrated decaleur. It's pretty nice, but the decaleur hits slightly above the metal(?) insert on the back of the bag. I bolted it above and so...
04-23-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,817
Posted By coolkat

Amazing what a difference the correct cockpit...

Amazing what a difference the correct cockpit makes. Makes the bike look 100% better! Beautiful restoration.

As far as tires, hard to go wrong with the Vittoria Corsa G+
04-23-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By coolkat

Love these--they seem like super nice frames and...

Love these--they seem like super nice frames and the chrome lugs are gorgeous. I'm from Seattle too so that connection is cool. Would love to find one--actually saw one at a thrift store last time i...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By coolkat

All the frame features match an 84 Le Tour Luxe.

All the frame features match an 84 Le Tour Luxe.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By coolkat

you couldn't pay me to ride a carbon bike that old

you couldn't pay me to ride a carbon bike that old
04-21-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By coolkat

Are they red or burgundy? That Schwinn burgundy...

Are they red or burgundy? That Schwinn burgundy is one of my favorite bike colors ever!
04-20-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By coolkat

Interesting mix. Looks very nice overall,...

Interesting mix. Looks very nice overall, including components, but what's with the single bottle mount?
04-18-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,693
Posted By coolkat

The Ultra was the model that was half tig, half...

The Ultra was the model that was half tig, half fillet brazed. Also available with a u brake so it's not out of the question this is some kind of Ultra. The red frame/black fork is definitely an...
04-12-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By coolkat

Suntour Cylone M-II Triple Pulley Cage Swap--Yes, it is possible!

This is sort of picking up where The Golden Boy left off with the attempt to swap a triple pulley cage onto a Cyclone M-II derailleur. I can report that it is possible, and the answer is very...
04-09-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,924
Posted By coolkat

Y'know, I went through the same thing when I...

Y'know, I went through the same thing when I bought my Surly. I hate their "punk" image and stupid "look at us we don't care" marketing. I hate(d) how expensive they were for a heavy welded frame...
04-08-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,435
Posted By coolkat

Even my 84 610 didnt have bosses

Even my 84 610 didnt have bosses
04-02-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By coolkat

No one really wants road bikes in Seattle. No one...

No one really wants road bikes in Seattle. No one rides em anymore. Vintage mountain bikes and touring bikes are way more desirable.
Replies: 17
Views: 2,870
Posted By coolkat

$175-200? Components are essentially worthless,...

$175-200? Components are essentially worthless, and not a high-dollar Italian name. Wheels and frame/fork are the good bits.
03-31-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 349,853
Posted By coolkat

TRADE I have a few pairs of too-big vintage...

TRADE
I have a few pairs of too-big vintage touring shoes I'd love to trade for some smaller ones.
Two pairs of Bata Bikers, size 9 (only one pictured). The other pair is in better shape, both the...
03-26-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By coolkat

I agree on the narrow bars, but you could post a...

I agree on the narrow bars, but you could post a pic. If something's bent it'll be easy to see
03-21-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,283
Posted By coolkat

That is absolutely gorgeous. The colour is...

That is absolutely gorgeous. The colour is fantastic, as are the hubs and crankset. Can't wait to see it without that rack. The pump is super cool too, love the pastel blue against the pink.
03-19-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,093
Posted By coolkat

Hey, I'm 21, and have the exact same bike (but...

Hey, I'm 21, and have the exact same bike (but with Univega decals). I bought the bike when I was a high school sophmore, and went through the exact same thing. It was (is?) the nicest bike I had and...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,229
Posted By coolkat

Yes, it's a 94, which means this was the top of...

Yes, it's a 94, which means this was the top of the XO line. $500 sounds about right. The small size might help value, imo, these small XOs are very popular because they don't have the toe overlap...
03-16-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By coolkat

My 84 Specialissima is identical to the '84 1000,...

My 84 Specialissima is identical to the '84 1000, with triple cage mounts, fork rack "pegs", etc. However, the Univegas have more attractive paint schemes, and they came with Suntour vs the Miyata's...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,246
Posted By coolkat

It's a low end frame, probably the cheapest they...

It's a low end frame, probably the cheapest they made
Replies: 22
Views: 3,212
Posted By coolkat

Rivendell Sam Hillborne?

Rivendell Sam Hillborne?
03-06-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By coolkat

Kinda looking like this one will remain a...

Kinda looking like this one will remain a mystery, but fwiw I saw it again today and it does have Bianchi dropouts
02-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By coolkat

If I could find an old drop bar bike with the...

If I could find an old drop bar bike with the tire clearance of the cross check, and something with canti's that wasn't a full on long wheelbase tourer, I'd swap in a second. I never thought I'd end...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By coolkat

I think those are Microshift shifters

I think those are Microshift shifters
02-24-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,039
Posted By coolkat

My '89 Prelude fits some 28s and doesn't fit...

My '89 Prelude fits some 28s and doesn't fit others. I did grind a bit of the steerer that was poking out past the fork crown to get them to fit. Really nice bike, but I'm getting tired of dodging...
02-21-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By coolkat

My Berthouds currently on my commuter have been...

My Berthouds currently on my commuter have been on a few bikes, so they're full of random holes that have been plugged. The front rack hole in the fender is more of a slot, because the rack never...
Replies: 19
Views: 12,660
Posted By coolkat

Around 200-250 in Seattle

Around 200-250 in Seattle
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