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06-13-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By Feldman

Unlike way too many of the marketing dorks...

Unlike way too many of the marketing dorks infesting the bike industry these days, the word "touring" did not scare Bruce. Most people on this board may know how well he was known for those bikes;...
06-13-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Feldman

If your friend is in the Northwest, I rebuild...

If your friend is in the Northwest, I rebuild them. I've done 250-300 over the years. See feldmansbicyclerepair.com.
06-07-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,523
Posted By Feldman

My favorite head badge EVER.

My favorite head badge EVER.
06-07-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By Feldman

Appel's frames have the best looking seat stay...

Appel's frames have the best looking seat stay caps I've ever seen--even better than Bernard Carre.
06-04-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,345
Posted By Feldman

My own favorite complete group would be Dura Ace...

My own favorite complete group would be Dura Ace 7400-the last version in the 1990;s with square-tapered cranks which I would call one of the most beautiful cranks ever made. To me they're the best...
05-31-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,510
Posted By Feldman

Hoopchins--from where, and when? VERY...

Hoopchins--from where, and when? VERY interesting!
05-31-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Feldman

It's a good time to buy modern rims with a...

It's a good time to buy modern rims with a vintage appearance. HPlus Son, Pacenti, Soma, Sun, Velo Orange are all selling box-section rims in plain polished aluminum--and if you want the 80's look,...
05-31-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,510
Posted By Feldman

This one is also French and starts with an...

This one is also French and starts with an H--Helyett. No period correct or even nearly original parts on it, however, including the fork and front...
05-30-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 72,354
Posted By Feldman

Super sweet! One of Mark's bikes from the...

Super sweet! One of Mark's bikes from the 1980's, built in his little shop on the pre-gentrification Division Street in PDX. And, if you have a Taiwanese built Specialized and like it, Mark is one...
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Feldman

The value of a 2300 is almost entirely in the...

The value of a 2300 is almost entirely in the components. I worked at a large Northwestern Trek dealer for @20 years. For about half of that time I was at least partly responsible for warranty...
05-21-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,025
Posted By Feldman

And maybe because mountain bikes have changed at...

And maybe because mountain bikes have changed at such a crazy rate of speed. I like to say that a 5 year old mountain bike is about like a 25 year old home computer. I ride a 50+ year old French...
05-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By Feldman

LOTS of bikes will work for gravel--if you want...

LOTS of bikes will work for gravel--if you want to specifically look for an older mountain bike, Diamondbacks used to feel quicker and roadie-er than their 1980's contemporaries. Look for the Ridge...
05-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,136
Posted By Feldman

I have sold and installed a bunch of VO headsets...

I have sold and installed a bunch of VO headsets without problems. Is the fork a new, Asian-made Motobecane fork or an older French one? Even the cheapest Chinese or Taiwanese fork is sized more...
05-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,808
Posted By Feldman

Three comments/ideas based on having owned one of...

Three comments/ideas based on having owned one of these bikes and built/fixed dozens: Borrow some 700c wheels and see if the brakes work--just an adjustment check. Your 620 was made when 27" wheels...
05-01-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By Feldman

What's your old touring bike? Possibly, two...

What's your old touring bike? Possibly, two touring bikes aren't too much, besides a Klein Performance is something that's different from a pure touring bike and totally worth having on its own. I...
04-22-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Feldman

I remember seeing that frame as a Centurion model...

I remember seeing that frame as a Centurion model circa 1990.
04-22-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,708
Posted By Feldman

I have to wonder, since Ms. Twigg did a lot of...

I have to wonder, since Ms. Twigg did a lot of track and criterium racing with probably a few falls on her head--it is not just American football that causes head injuries. There's no such thing as...
04-22-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,271
Posted By Feldman

This reminds me of a halfwit rural Washington...

This reminds me of a halfwit rural Washington state senator who has been known to remark about how cyclists' heavy breathing is a greenhouse gas, for real!
04-19-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By Feldman

I'm another vote for an early 70's Raleigh, the...

I'm another vote for an early 70's Raleigh, the Zeus dropouts are the tell for me. Two things: Raleigh did use the 3 bolt TA cranks on several models, and European bike builders in the 70's really...
04-19-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,620
Posted By Feldman

I work on every kind of bike on the road for my...

I work on every kind of bike on the road for my job--having worked on both di2 and all of the current Shimano mechanical groups I don't see the appeal in electronic. If Shimano really wants the...
04-08-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,906
Posted By Feldman

Now THAT is a very cool, seldom-seen bike. Like...

Now THAT is a very cool, seldom-seen bike. Like the Mavic SSC drive train, too. Isn't that adjustable cage a nice feature?
04-05-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,023
Posted By Feldman

Sorry, no pictures of Tanaka fenders. FWIW,...

Sorry, no pictures of Tanaka fenders. FWIW, anybody who wants to install their own metal fenders should buy a copy of the Winter 2010 issue of Bicycle Quarterly (like Velonews would have this?)...
04-05-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Feldman

I agree that you're in the market for a...

I agree that you're in the market for a fork--it's not worth what it would cost for a steerer replacement.
04-05-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,023
Posted By Feldman

I sell both brands and have installed a couple of...

I sell both brands and have installed a couple of dozen sets of each. To me, Velo Orange are 80% of the fender for 50% of the price--good value, not cheap. I have installed Tanaka fenders and...
04-05-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,164
Posted By Feldman

You're doing a really smart picking and choosing...

You're doing a really smart picking and choosing of eras in your build. I recently built a customer a pair of wheels on those XCD hubs--shiny Pacenti rims, re spaced a 7 speed cassette with 9 speed...
02-25-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Feldman

Spinner was (is?) a Taiwanese fork supplier. ...

Spinner was (is?) a Taiwanese fork supplier. Many bike co's used their forks in the late 1980's and into the 90's.
02-14-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,401
Posted By Feldman

Argos was imported by some guy in Marin. I...

Argos was imported by some guy in Marin. I believe they are still in business in the UK and were a very well regarded frame in their time. Their work looks a whole lot like Ron Cooper--and that's a...
02-14-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 43,393
Posted By Feldman

That's Harry's Hollywood Cyclery. I grew up in...

That's Harry's Hollywood Cyclery. I grew up in that neighborhood; it was the Jewish ghetto decades before it was the gay ghetto!
02-12-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,401
Posted By Feldman

Amerio!

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A 1940's Italian bike with much period-INcorrect equipment except for...
01-25-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,379
Posted By Feldman

And if we talk about cycling rates of the. last...

And if we talk about cycling rates of the. last ten years we talk about a cheap-oil time. $100-$200/bbl. oil could certainly happen; oil markets get wild hairs up their behinds from time to time.
01-24-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Feldman

Speaking of home markets--if you ever get a...

Speaking of home markets--if you ever get a chance to view a Japanese manufacturer home market catalog you will not recognize even familiar brands like Miyata and Bridgestone. 90% of their home...
01-24-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 133,337
Posted By Feldman

Speaking of musicians riding, I overhauled Ry...

Speaking of musicians riding, I overhauled Ry Cooder's and his wife's Masi Gran Criteriums many years ago when I worked in a West LA bike shop. The bikes weren't accessories--they rode them.
12-31-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,028
Posted By Feldman

I live in a Washington suburb of Portland, and...

I live in a Washington suburb of Portland, and drive more like 20KPH on small residential streets. PDX and Seattle have real streets in residential areas--we have minimal to no sidewalks, no...
12-31-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Feldman

Bordeaux-Paris was a fascinating race. Long...

Bordeaux-Paris was a fascinating race. Long before Gauthier's time--like in the 20's and 30's--it was ridden on single speed bikes, riders had their following cars carrying spare bikes with...
12-31-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By Feldman

I was given a new, boxed pair years ago and...

I was given a new, boxed pair years ago and looked at how many screws would have to go into my shoe soles, thought about how chewed up they'd (the shoes) be if I needed to relocate the cleats--that...
Replies: 31
Views: 2,370
Posted By Feldman

Eyelets on the dropouts, significant clearance...

Eyelets on the dropouts, significant clearance between rear tire and seat tube, that I think is the P-15 aka "touring" Paramount.
11-29-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,244
Posted By Feldman

I assume nothing when I'm riding other than that...

I assume nothing when I'm riding other than that drivers are a different, subhuman species from human beings. I don't go out on the road thinking that my fellow human beings are in each car passing...
11-29-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Feldman

Was called "Allez Epic" and sold from @1988 to...

Was called "Allez Epic" and sold from @1988 to 1991. It was available with Shimano 105, Ultegra, or Dura Ace components. The store I worked at at the time sold these and Trek 3-tube carbon bikes. ...
11-29-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,249
Posted By Feldman

I've got two: Late 70's juvenile BMX (16 wheel)...

I've got two: Late 70's juvenile BMX (16 wheel) sold by West Coast Cycles was called a "Macho." In a shop I worked that sold them, several women buying them for their children asked us to peel the...
11-19-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 32,730
Posted By Feldman

I played bass for @40 years until the theft of my...

I played bass for @40 years until the theft of my last instrument. I now officially have major bass envy--never tried a Starfire but am a major Jack Casady fan--that was his instrument in the...
11-19-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 32,730
Posted By Feldman

As the spouse of a violinist/violist who has a...

As the spouse of a violinist/violist who has a few nice instruments herself, your violin looks nice and tidy but that scroll is INSANE!!!!!!!! I absolutely. love it. What was the inspiration?
11-16-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By Feldman

I"ll join the choir here--that used to be very...

I"ll join the choir here--that used to be very commonly done for time trial, criterium, and commuting bikes when TA cranks were more common. You won't have any problem as long as the chain line is...
11-15-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 24,204
Posted By Feldman

I'm amazed at what gets given away--I see the...

I'm amazed at what gets given away--I see the 70's bike boom come back to life in this thread as well as some great road bikes from the 80's. I'm going to be strong and not ask if that Trek 950...
11-15-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,300
Posted By Feldman

An example of a bike that will right controllably...

An example of a bike that will right controllably and pleasantly with that big front bag--the bag's weight is centered over, maybe even a little behind, the front axle.
11-13-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,386
Posted By Feldman

I just hope that, when they need knee...

I just hope that, when they need knee replacements at age 39, their doctors, nurses, and pt's mock them for their titanic stupidity. I've ridden fixed on and off since 1971--my knees thank me for...
11-12-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By Feldman

I have actually seen one, on a Seattle ride about...

I have actually seen one, on a Seattle ride about 20 years ago. Knew he had some little bit to do with Marinoni.
11-12-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,203
Posted By Feldman

I was a mechanic, high end assembler, and...

I was a mechanic, high end assembler, and occasional salesperson at a Serotta dealer from @'88 to 2000. The quality of those bikes is impeccable, yours may have been custom ordered because the CSI...
11-02-18, 03:30 PM
10-19-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,429
Posted By Feldman

As the owner of a manual Cambio Corsa bike, I...

As the owner of a manual Cambio Corsa bike, I think that's brilliant!!
10-18-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Feldman

Moving target--a perfect description of leaving...

Moving target--a perfect description of leaving adjustability in a fork! Bravo!
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