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05-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,075
Posted By Insidious C.

A clunker is born

Well I doubt this will score me favor with the judge(s) but just today I stumbled upon a free Raleigh on Portland CL. This particular model weighs about 150lbs. Other than that it's biggest flaw is...
05-12-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By Insidious C.

I sometimes ride very late at night and find the...

I sometimes ride very late at night and find the quiet really enjoyable. Just the slight sound the bike makes as it slips through the air. Weirdly, I seem to have permanent memory of sensations...
05-11-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By Insidious C.

I don't think it matters if the blades aren't...

I don't think it matters if the blades aren't exactly the same shape. Just the position of the fork ends relative to the steerer should be close to correct. At least that's what I told myself the one...
05-11-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,432,504
Posted By Insidious C.

^^ front end is so bent it gives the illusion of...

^^ front end is so bent it gives the illusion of a track stem.
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Insidious C.

The Cromor tubing indicates '89 model. Ballpark...

The Cromor tubing indicates '89 model. Ballpark $250. I sold an identical bike recently for much less than that, but the frame had some rust.
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Insidious C.

Prices on ebay tend to be higher. The fees are...

Prices on ebay tend to be higher. The fees are significant and shipping a bike properly is a hassle. If you are thinking about selling on ebay adjust the advice above accordingly.
05-07-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,075
Posted By Insidious C.

That's awesome, Andy! Maybe I could lend out some...

That's awesome, Andy! Maybe I could lend out some of my projects and see what they look like when returned? Hmmm. ;)

If anyone needs a bike to enter in the Clunker 100 Challenge, I happen to have...
05-06-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,910
Posted By Insidious C.

Good to know. I need to clear the (far too many)...

Good to know. I need to clear the (far too many) bikes out of my garage.
05-04-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Insidious C.

Here is a reference...

Here is a reference (https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/restoration/a-method-to-choose-brake-sets-and-wheel-size-to-fit-varying-fork-lengths/) that I find handy for exactly this sort of thing.
04-30-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Insidious C.

Ebay. Search for "sharp bottom bracket boot."...

Ebay. Search for "sharp bottom bracket boot." Different than yours but same basic idea. Not made anymore so very expensive now. Also very unnecessary.
04-30-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,554
Posted By Insidious C.

Cyril- The graphic you describe are attributes of...

Cyril- The graphic you describe are attributes of the 1981 model year.
04-29-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By Insidious C.

No. Sorry Matt. It's permanent. The only option...

No. Sorry Matt. It's permanent. The only option now is to buy another bike for non-gravel use.
04-29-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Insidious C.

Bikes tend to be money pits. It's difficult to...

Bikes tend to be money pits. It's difficult to recover any money you put in to fix it up. Collectors like original paint even if there are chips and scratches so painting is almost never a good idea....
04-29-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Insidious C.

The wheels with Dunlop special lightweight rims...

The wheels with Dunlop special lightweight rims are almost certainly original to the bike. The other components I'm not so sure. The diameter of the seatpost is a good indicator of frame quality- or...
04-28-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Insidious C.

Welcome to the club. :)

Welcome to the club. :)
04-28-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Insidious C.

Are those Bluemels fenders? They are getting...

Are those Bluemels fenders? They are getting harder to find, especially in white. I would be interested in knowing the serial number of your frame and on what location it is stamped.
04-28-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,432,504
Posted By Insidious C.

Oh so rare- Dura Ace EX Raleigh

on PDX Craigslist (https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/beaverton-shimano-dura-ace-ex-road/7313893003.html) for those wanting to rush to purchase it
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04-28-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,606
Posted By Insidious C.

Not long ago my town of Portland Oregon was...

Not long ago my town of Portland Oregon was thought to be a "hot market" for vintage steel bikes. Neither the local MKM bike or Mason frame I previously linked in this thread...
04-27-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By Insidious C.

Well your Peugeot looks pretty nice (pics in...

Well your Peugeot looks pretty nice (pics in album) (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/21253891). I think it is a model uo18. There are typically two limit screws on derailleurs, one for each...
04-27-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Insidious C.

If that's a repaint it is a really nice job!

If that's a repaint it is a really nice job!
04-27-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 61,634
Views: 9,307,663
Posted By Insidious C.

It could be worth a look, but I have never seen a...

It could be worth a look, but I have never seen a Mercier like that one. It might date from after sale of company.
04-26-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Insidious C.

Your Louisson Bobet...

Your Louisson Bobet (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/21234417) has a lot of character. I found a similar 650A mixte for my daughter. Are there brand markings on the crankset and rims?
04-24-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 61,634
Views: 9,307,663
Posted By Insidious C.

what's this? px10 with canti brakes- Portland

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/portland-classic-px-10/7311737161.html
...
04-23-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By Insidious C.

Welcome to BikeForums helfrederick! How badly...

Welcome to BikeForums helfrederick! How badly bent are the rings? It may be possible to straighten them.
04-22-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Insidious C.

Brampton manufactured various cycle components....

Brampton manufactured various cycle components. Link (https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Brampton_Fittings).
04-22-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 810
Posted By Insidious C.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/465x891/20200830_143512_166cc614b130f260fc97193b31521c790ef5c1da.jpg
04-22-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,955
Posted By Insidious C.

Are the rims Ergal?

Are the rims Ergal?
04-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Insidious C.

There is an MKM on Portland's Craigslist...

There is an MKM on Portland's Craigslist (https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/d/west-linn-mkm-vintage-racing-58cm/7297595476.html) - it's been there at least a month. Surprised it has not yet...
04-19-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,794
Posted By Insidious C.

Welcome to BikeForums ssturbo! Looking forward to...

Welcome to BikeForums ssturbo! Looking forward to pics.
04-16-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Insidious C.

There are a couple pics in KeepBiking's album...

There are a couple pics in KeepBiking's album (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/21157923).
04-16-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,851
Posted By Insidious C.

At least you can still buy nice tires. Need a C&V...

At least you can still buy nice tires. Need a C&V appropriate rim to go with that tire? Set expectation level = low.
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Insidious C.

Those wheels in the OP look fine. I mean, it is a...

Those wheels in the OP look fine. I mean, it is a Colnago after all. But since you have other wheels you could sell it with why not give the buyer a choice of wheels?
04-12-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By Insidious C.

I think we're going to need to see some pics. :)

I think we're going to need to see some pics. :)
04-10-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14,279
Views: 3,168,535
Posted By Insidious C.

Rules? We don't need no stinking rules! Beautiful...

Rules? We don't need no stinking rules! Beautiful bike and fantastic score! I wish we had a dump here. Ah, the good old days.
04-10-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,198
Posted By Insidious C.

I just bought one of these rear hubs...

I just bought one of these rear hubs (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=1a7b0a0e-2a55-4a9d-88d4-2ede524ba352&Enum=110) as I foolishly felt compelled to return my Fleur de Lys to factory...
04-02-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,367
Posted By Insidious C.

I've only seen that style of fork crown stiffener...

I've only seen that style of fork crown stiffener on Viners and Riggios. The rest of the bike not a match however. Guess- Moser?
04-01-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Insidious C.

planetary gear freewheel / derailleur compatibility

This freewheel came with a hub I just bought. The seller said it was very rare and cutting edge back in the day. I am pretty sure this wont work with any of the derailleurs I am familiar with. Does...
03-30-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Insidious C.

Triples: Sakae SX OvalTech vs. Shimano FC-B124

I have an 87 Voyageur that was spec'ed with FC-B124. When I acquired the bike it had an SX triple instead. Are these two cranksets equivalent in terms of quality, desirability or function? I can get...
03-30-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,079
Posted By Insidious C.

650"b" ;)

650"b" ;)
03-30-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By Insidious C.

You have a very nice bike headed your way....

You have a very nice bike headed your way. Congrats. I recommend installing the tire (and whatever else is needed) yourself. I would not trust any shop with that bike.
03-28-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Insidious C.

Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
03-27-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 671,115
Posted By Insidious C.

I purchased this Resilion rear hub from ebay...

I purchased this Resilion rear hub from ebay seller ben-sanford. It looks like it's in good shape, although the axle nuts are not correct (but I knew that before I bid). Now where to find a vintage...
03-27-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Insidious C.

I guess you could just buy an ironman and see for...

I guess you could just buy an ironman and see for yourself. If you get one at a reasonable price you probably won't loose money on it if it doesn't work for you and you decide to sell it.
03-26-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Insidious C.

I agree with that sentiment. Sometimes to me it...

I agree with that sentiment. Sometimes to me it seems more like a rescue than a purchase.

This case is different, however. The previous owner, who I didn't get to meet, suffered a stroke that left...
03-26-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Insidious C.

Using a wash rag, warm water and dish soap I...

Using a wash rag, warm water and dish soap I scrubbed the saddle down thoroughly. A bit of green remains- not enough to concern me. I will scrub once more before moving on to the rejuvenation phase....
03-26-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,388
Posted By Insidious C.

Holy &$#! gugie that's a nice, if off-topic,...

Holy &$#! gugie that's a nice, if off-topic, bike. Personally I am pleased to see this deviation from standard C&V fare because I um "know this guy" who just purchased a remarkably similar bike. His...
03-26-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Insidious C.

Commuter exemption. Anything goes.

Commuter exemption. Anything goes.
03-25-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By Insidious C.

Gorgeous Mondia! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Gorgeous Mondia! Thanks for sharing the pics.
03-25-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Insidious C.

I thought it was mold until I realized the steel...

I thought it was mold until I realized the steel frame was coated also. To be honest I'm not 100% sure what it is. But yes, brown saddle originally.
03-25-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Insidious C.

tree pollen?

I just purchased a bike that has sat outside for at least five years. There is no rust so it must not have been exposed to rain. The entire bike has a green tint, but the Brooks saddle is really bad....
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