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03-15-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,287
Posted By higgins617

Also just another thing to toss in. Vintage...

Also just another thing to toss in. Vintage mountain bike sizing vs. Modern is also different. My full suspension ride is an 18" and fits great, my vintage Hardrock turned cruiser is around a 20" and...
03-14-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By higgins617

Best way to figure it out is just to get your...

Best way to figure it out is just to get your hands on them. Find something cheap from some sort of reputable company. Low end Raleigh road bikes seem to pretty easy to come across in my part of the...
Replies: 628
Views: 256,467
Posted By higgins617

I think my favorite part of the flipping I've...

I think my favorite part of the flipping I've done is the fact that it's made me really appreciate some of the more basic bikes out there and how good they can be. Not all entry level rigs were made...
03-07-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,275
Posted By higgins617

To add to that, there's also STX RC which is...

To add to that, there's also STX RC which is essentially the same mech, but adds an allen bolt in place of the hex head cable retainer. And is a bit lighter I think?

Both RDs are very reliable and...
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By higgins617

Worth more than 25 bucks if it's cleaned up and...

Worth more than 25 bucks if it's cleaned up and tuned up. In the Boston area I've moved similarly specced bikes for 80-100. But that was fully serviced, new grips, brake pads, all that fun stuff.
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Replies: 18
Views: 1,585
Posted By higgins617

Two Bianchis with 8 speed Mirage. 75 bucks for...

Two Bianchis with 8 speed Mirage. 75 bucks for the pair, on my way and seller gave them to a neighbor. had to settle instead for an Eros with a broken rear mech for 100
10-02-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,795
Posted By higgins617

Lost tension in all spokes on the rear Mavic G40....

Lost tension in all spokes on the rear Mavic G40. No busted spokes just lost tension all around
09-30-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,701
Posted By higgins617

Aluminum

Aluminum
09-30-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By higgins617

YouTube is your friend, way easier to just watch...

YouTube is your friend, way easier to just watch an explanation of it than it is to try to tell someone
09-30-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,059
Posted By higgins617

Lately yup, get home from work around 9, eat...

Lately yup, get home from work around 9, eat something then head down to the shop. Tough though as I'm back up by 8 so the building that goes a bit extra late can make for a long next day. Never too...
09-28-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,743
Posted By higgins617

I'm not entirely sure I'd trust that opinion,...

I'm not entirely sure I'd trust that opinion, check around the bend see if there is and splintering of the paint
09-27-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,743
Posted By higgins617

Also maybe I'm nuts but it looks like the seat...

Also maybe I'm nuts but it looks like the seat stays are bent
09-27-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,743
Posted By higgins617

Sub brand for Raleigh to market low end bikes.

Sub brand for Raleigh to market low end bikes.
09-22-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,678
Posted By higgins617

I'd feel super guilty grinding the spike off nice...

I'd feel super guilty grinding the spike off nice vintage campy pedals. I'd trade them for something else before I do that.
09-22-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 160,815
Posted By higgins617

Look at that, learn something new all the time....

Look at that, learn something new all the time. Guess it was more of an assumption with the bikes I see it on and the plastic cover on the knuckle
09-21-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By higgins617

I did more googling, hubs came in both FW and...

I did more googling, hubs came in both FW and Cassette with the same model designation. I have a FW which I'm glad for. On with the restoration.
09-21-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,895
Posted By higgins617

I don't mean to doubt you since you have the bike...

I don't mean to doubt you since you have the bike not me, but every Frontier I've come across has ran 26ers. So I may not know of model variation, or maybe someone mounted different wheels. But it is...
09-21-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By higgins617

That is indeed it, and I have the matching hubs....

That is indeed it, and I have the matching hubs. So I'm hoping it's not a Uniglide mounted on it lol
09-21-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 160,815
Posted By higgins617

No problem man! I'm the opposite, training myself...

No problem man! I'm the opposite, training myself in the ways of C&V as I go now.
09-21-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By higgins617

Did the 600 SIS group use a freewheel?

Tearing down one of the Tenax Super Sports with full 600 SIS. I had ordered a new 6 speed freewheel to be proactive.

Stupid to say, but I can't remember where I put the rear wheel, did these take...
09-21-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 160,815
Posted By higgins617

Late 90s Shimano Acera mountain bike derailleur....

Late 90s Shimano Acera mountain bike derailleur. typically 7 speed. Solid, reliable, far from noteworthy
09-21-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By higgins617

Bring it to a local shop and have them tell you...

Bring it to a local shop and have them tell you what you're going to need
09-21-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,678
Posted By higgins617

So I obviously have the road pedals as the little...

So I obviously have the road pedals as the little raised spike sits right under the balls of my feet
09-21-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,678
Posted By higgins617

Wide vintage pedals?

Rocking campy pedals with mini Christophe toe clips at the moment but realized on my last ride (also my longest) that my feet are really too wide for them. I'm a big platform pedal fan but want to...
09-19-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,357
Posted By higgins617

Friend had one from around 1999 in blue. Lowest...

Friend had one from around 1999 in blue. Lowest model in Raleighs mountain bike line up, came fully rigid in a time when suspension forks were pretty widespread. Think it had some sort of Shimano...
09-19-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14,741
Views: 3,560,519
Posted By higgins617

On my phone so I can't see it well, is that a...

On my phone so I can't see it well, is that a Superbetech rear mech
09-18-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,185
Posted By higgins617

They make single ring chainring bolts where the...

They make single ring chainring bolts where the nut side is shorter. I've used them on two different builds. fairly cheap too
09-18-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,837
Posted By higgins617

I feel like Super Courses fall into that category...

I feel like Super Courses fall into that category as well.
09-16-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By higgins617

Do you ever try to decipher a bikes past?

So many vintage bikes aren't wearing their original components when we end up with them. Do you guys ever think about why POs changed what they did and to what they did?

Have a bike that should...
09-16-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 202,294
Posted By higgins617

70s Benotto ribbon wrap in royal blue, pulled off...

70s Benotto ribbon wrap in royal blue, pulled off my bike, used but solid with only one small tear about an inch long and a quarter of the width deep. Lost one of the original end caps
09-09-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,247
Posted By higgins617

Looks like a mighty fine mochine you got there....

Looks like a mighty fine mochine you got there. Worst was a World cycle or something like that. Horrid bike boom junk made in Belgium I think it said. Simplex rear mech was the only brand name...
09-07-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,070
Posted By higgins617

Be ready to possibly need to replace those...

Be ready to possibly need to replace those shifters. An early model and far from reliable in its now advanced age. I've had three bikes with them, had to replace two sets
09-06-17, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,576
Posted By higgins617

Fairly okay bike that looks to be in good shape,...

Fairly okay bike that looks to be in good shape, to keep it I'd be trying to stay under 150, if you want to get it and flip it I'd say you'd need to be closer to 60 bucks which is likely what the...
09-05-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,209
Posted By higgins617

You could try to source another but it'll...

You could try to source another but it'll probably be a pain to find. Needed one one time and had no luck until I happened to be given a cheap Fuji mountain bike that had one on it. If you have the...
09-04-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By higgins617

Suntour made a few different models of their...

Suntour made a few different models of their Mechs with the third pulley
09-03-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By higgins617

Have both a saddle bag and a Camelbak. Never had...

Have both a saddle bag and a Camelbak. Never had issue with a quality saddle bag getting loose
08-31-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,476
Posted By higgins617

5 Dollar Avocet Touring II. Not sure if it was...

5 Dollar Avocet Touring II. Not sure if it was cheap to begin with, but it may well be my favorite saddle
08-31-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,209
Posted By higgins617

I usually go for electrical tape if I don't have...

I usually go for electrical tape if I don't have strips and it typically works without issue
08-30-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By higgins617

They hosted it actually! That's where the BBQ...

They hosted it actually! That's where the BBQ was. Beautiful place
08-30-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By higgins617

We did the 12 mile route as we signed up last...

We did the 12 mile route as we signed up last minute and out of shape. Uncle and cousin joined us on MTBs. Likely doing the 30ish route for the Berkshires ride
08-29-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By higgins617

Thanks! It was an awesome event and a better time.

Thanks! It was an awesome event and a better time.
08-29-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,869
Posted By higgins617

you'll need to take the nut out first which...

you'll need to take the nut out first which should be a 15mm bolt. Then the crank extractor threads in and can be used to pop them off
08-29-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By higgins617

I do, but really only in that I hope the person...

I do, but really only in that I hope the person who bought it likes it as much as I did. Luckily I'm in a college area so I get to see a few of them parked around the area.

My favorite is a mid...
08-28-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By higgins617

Wasn't someone looking for 600 pedals with original toe clips?

Came into another set I don't need wanted to help out and could have sworn I saw someone post saying they were looking for them
Replies: 3
Views: 2,627
Posted By higgins617

Flipped an Alpine 550 with Rock Shox Indy fork...

Flipped an Alpine 550 with Rock Shox Indy fork and Shimano STX components for about 135, can't imagine them going for much more than that
08-28-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 232,556
Posted By higgins617

Needed an excuse to post these again

Needed an excuse to post these again
08-28-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By higgins617

Sorry for the cellphone quality pictures, also...

Sorry for the cellphone quality pictures, also forgot to mention that the Half Moon Jug Band who came up from Portland to play were an absolute blast. Fantastic day all around!
08-28-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By higgins617

Last set

Last set
08-28-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By higgins617

Still more

Still more
08-28-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By higgins617

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