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06-13-19, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Piff

OOOPS. Halfway into a pint :innocent:

OOOPS. Halfway into a pint :innocent:
06-13-19, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Piff

'83 Specialized Expedition. You don't often see...

'83 Specialized Expedition. You don't often see them in such good condition.

52/53cm, $375

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/west-covina-univega-specialissma-1983/6908838509.html
05-30-19, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Piff

1983 Miyata Pro, $400. Looks like a 57cm? ...

1983 Miyata Pro, $400. Looks like a 57cm?

You don't see one of these just any day.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/bik/d/el-cajon-1983-miyata-pro/6895350867.html
03-18-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,598
Posted By Piff

Locale also matters. Skinwall doesn't do too well...

Locale also matters. Skinwall doesn't do too well in hot arid environments, I've found.
03-18-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,225
Posted By Piff

This is quickly turning into this recent thread: ...

This is quickly turning into this recent thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1163109-whats-so-special-about-italian-bikes.html
03-17-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,225
Posted By Piff

Depends on the purpose of the bike. Since we're...

Depends on the purpose of the bike. Since we're talking about Italian, I assume road. And I'd agree with the others that there are probably more than enough models out there to suit your body...
03-15-19, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Piff

56cm Falcon, $150. I'm not sure how badly...

56cm Falcon, $150.

I'm not sure how badly people like falcons and if the price is exorbitant for a bike that obviously needs a comprehensive tuneup/possibly new parts. But I thought I'd put it up...
03-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,968
Posted By Piff

I think we all need to remember the vital rule of...

I think we all need to remember the vital rule of "Don't feed the troll". No point in engagement.
03-12-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,968
Posted By Piff

This is what Marx would call the 'fetishism of...

This is what Marx would call the 'fetishism of commodities' and how objects can begin to control us by our social relations to them. It's a bike, man. Ride the bike! It's fair to be worried about...
03-12-19, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Piff

Dirty and needs close examination that the...

Dirty and needs close examination that the components aren't completely shot, but it could be worth it.
Jamis, 631 Reynolds frame, $123.
...
03-11-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Piff

Univega! Especially if it's the gold model:love:

Univega! Especially if it's the gold model:love:
03-11-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,596
Posted By Piff

I'm willing to cut the project some slack since...

I'm willing to cut the project some slack since he probably has specific mandates built into it by their sponsors (Shimano, spray bike, but definitely not trek since he sprayed over their logo :0). ...
03-11-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Piff

This is for the Vx, but a helpful video...

This is for the Vx, but a helpful video regardless.

https://youtu.be/xYawyWD-qa0
03-07-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,596
Posted By Piff

Make it a fixie :innocent:

Make it a fixie :innocent:
03-07-19, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Piff

Wow bike for a wow price. 853 GT 56cm frame,...

Wow bike for a wow price. 853 GT 56cm frame, shimano ultegra 9speed, $300.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/bik/d/chula-vista-gt-course-road-bike/6832892655.html

As usual, no picture since I...
03-06-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Piff

Go ride down a big hill in the rain and reaffirm...

Go ride down a big hill in the rain and reaffirm your love for strong brakes.
03-05-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,596
Posted By Piff

Maybe the next step is getting it professionally...

Maybe the next step is getting it professionally repainted? THAT would be super ;)
03-05-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,967
Posted By Piff

Double zombie! This thread truly is the undead.

Double zombie! This thread truly is the undead.
03-05-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51,113
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Posted By Piff

1981 Miyata 912 with "upgrades" (chainrings, Rd,...

1981 Miyata 912 with "upgrades" (chainrings, Rd, wheels) for $250. It's my size...but I don't need it D:
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03-05-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Piff

I do like how the buzz words and phrases haven't...

I do like how the buzz words and phrases haven't changed a bit :lol:
03-04-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Piff

Depends on the length of commute, topography, and...

Depends on the length of commute, topography, and how bad the roads are. Since it seems like the distance is short and the roads are iffy, I'd go with the Sierra.
03-03-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Piff

Hot damn! Nice bike

Hot damn! Nice bike
03-03-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Piff

Dang, that is a pretty sweet deal on that sunlite...

Dang, that is a pretty sweet deal on that sunlite stem.
03-03-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,441
Posted By Piff

While it's true that women and men are different,...

While it's true that women and men are different, does that play into bikes? If one is into bikes, I doubt it. They'll be interested whatever type of riding they prefer, as has been said. But if they...
03-02-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Piff

Based on what's been said I think I'll let it be...

Based on what's been said I think I'll let it be and true the wheel (if the nipples turn). I just wanted to make sure that the corrosion wasn't life threatening. Thanks!
03-02-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Piff

Corrosion/Dirty nipples? Or rebuild?

I recently bought a pair of wheels off of craigslist. They aren't in the best condition, but I thought at least the hubs/spokes were worth the $20 paid. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for how...
03-02-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By Piff

Found this on his wikipedia article, I guess they...

Found this on his wikipedia article, I guess they felt this would be too detailed to use as a logo?
...
03-02-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,293
Posted By Piff

What about a fuji finest? And the centurion turbo...

What about a fuji finest? And the centurion turbo and nishiki tri a are very nice frames. But yes, the number made counts against them as collector's items. Katakura silk?
02-28-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 51,113
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Posted By Piff

Cute mamachari (mommy bike) by Miyata, nice price...

Cute mamachari (mommy bike) by Miyata, nice price and color. Best part is the miyata brand front basket! :love: $100
...
02-28-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Piff

Welcome back, and lovely bikes! The author...

Welcome back, and lovely bikes!

The author of this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1167289-guidance-mid-90s-mountain-bikes.html) may appreciate your opinion.
02-27-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,193
Posted By Piff

Okay, okay, I just wanted to caution you since it...

Okay, okay, I just wanted to caution you since it seems you haven't ridden an 80s or 90s mtb.
02-27-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Piff

Sign me up if it happens and the price doesn't go...

Sign me up if it happens and the price doesn't go beyond $20ish.
02-27-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,193
Posted By Piff

Are you absolutely sure you don't want to...

Are you absolutely sure you don't want to experiment before you decide to forge ahead? Riding long and hard on non-tubeless 26" wheels (higher psi) with no suspension is likely to be quite...
02-27-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Piff

I recently was reading a thread on wheel trueing,...

I recently was reading a thread on wheel trueing, and someone in it said not to "throw away good on the altar of perfection" in the chances of overworking the wheel (whatever that means? I assume...
02-26-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,596
Posted By Piff

Oh I don't mean vintage, just a frame not so high...

Oh I don't mean vintage, just a frame not so high end. Bit more likely for the average person to have or buy secondhand a not so high end road bike.

But, if one is trying to put together a...
02-26-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51,113
Views: 6,621,221
Posted By Piff

Early 70s Raleigh Super Course for $75, don't...

Early 70s Raleigh Super Course for $75, don't think it'll hang around for long except that the seller is calling it a nishiki?:foo:

I think the previous owner upgraded the rear derailleur to a...
02-26-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,024
Posted By Piff

Why can't they just put a slant parallelogram on...

Why can't they just put a slant parallelogram on that, charge $15-20 and call it day.
02-26-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,596
Posted By Piff

Fun! Though I wish they had started with...

Fun! Though I wish they had started with something a bit lower on the hierarchy, like an entry level road bike.
02-26-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By Piff

You've all given me a lot to think about, I...

You've all given me a lot to think about, I appreciate the theorizing! After reading, and finding a 28t ring in the bottom of the bin, I think a 28/42/46 mated to an 11-32 8speed cassette would work...
02-25-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,024
Posted By Piff

My 9 speed tiagra derailleur looks alright. Not...

My 9 speed tiagra derailleur looks alright. Not vintage because it isn't blocky, but it's at least silver and shiny.
02-24-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By Piff

​​​​​​No, I am interested in half step because I...

​​​​​​No, I am interested in half step because I could set up my bike as half-step plus the 34t chainring. It's just I've never tried half-step and am unsure of its benefits both in a hilly area and...
02-24-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By Piff

Probably Palomar mountain, but that's more due to...

Probably Palomar mountain, but that's more due to fitness. I'm stopping at 8speed because all of my chains are 8-speed.
Thanks for the advice, I think I'll go that route.
02-24-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Piff

If it ain't broke...

If it ain't broke...
02-24-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By Piff

Half-step gearing and 8spd cassette?

For reasons of parts-bin build , I have only three chainrings to play with. 49, 46, and 34. I'll be using an 8-speed rear wheel that I recently got for cheap.

I'm wondering if there's any real...
02-23-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 976
Posted By Piff

The only way I could see this being significant...

The only way I could see this being significant is for craziness like Race across America where every second counts.
02-22-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 51,113
Views: 6,621,221
Posted By Piff

Mysterious Motobecane. Campy hubs, however. Been...

Mysterious Motobecane. Campy hubs, however. Been fixiefied unfortunately. $60

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bik/d/los-angeles-motobecane-bike-fixie/6822771173.html


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02-21-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 252,511
Posted By Piff

No no no, you simply can't describe your bike...

No no no, you simply can't describe your bike like that and leave us sans pictures. Please pm me!
02-21-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 51,113
Views: 6,621,221
Posted By Piff

Funny, the seller the self even acknowledges that...

Funny, the seller the self even acknowledges that it's being let go for cheap. Guess they need it gone.
02-21-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51,113
Views: 6,621,221
Posted By Piff

Seller says it's a 1954. Raleigh women's superbe,...

Seller says it's a 1954. Raleigh women's superbe, $125.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/d/escondido-1954-raleigh-womens-bicycle/6819469123.html

Another raleigh, hard to tell what it...
02-21-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20,717
Views: 1,973,161
Posted By Piff

Thanks, this helps. So there's no...

Thanks, this helps.

So there's no possibility of buying a replacement axle and building the hub around it? I guess for the frame's sake it's probably best for me to buy a newer hub based around a...
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