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09-14-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,622
Posted By denaffen

Because I refuse to just listen to old-fart music...

Because I refuse to just listen to old-fart music despite my own encroaching old-fartiness, I've been actively listening to new artists and music lately. I've even considered making a "New Music for...
09-13-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,036
Posted By denaffen

Around here $200 Treks are common, as are some...

Around here $200 Treks are common, as are some other nice bikes. The trick is that unless you know what to look for and are prepared to do any needed repairs, you could just be buying a problem you...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 748
Posted By denaffen

I love tennis. Never picked up a racket until...

I love tennis. Never picked up
a racket until late in life, but itís a wonderful game I love for a lot of the same reasons I enjoy cycling.
08-31-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 267,467
Posted By denaffen

Mine as I recently got it. ...

Mine as I recently got it.


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and now
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08-28-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By denaffen

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Sufi no cranks on mine. Sorry itís not a better pic
08-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By denaffen

My 85 has a suntour ar or arx front derailleur,...

My 85 has a suntour ar or arx front derailleur, so it would make sense that it would be suntour ar or arx in the rear too. Which is what that pic looks like to me.
08-27-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By denaffen

I just picked up an 85, detailed elsewhere. I...

I just picked up an 85, detailed elsewhere. I think most of your components are original, but I donít think the triple crank is, and I wonder about the rear derailleur.

the malliard hubs...
08-26-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,140
Posted By denaffen

My question -- what I hoped to get out of the...

My question -- what I hoped to get out of the conversation -- was really whether there was something I hadn't tried, or if I needed to tough it out more, or if I've put in the good effort and should...
08-26-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,140
Posted By denaffen

So, to maybe rephrase the initial question (given...

So, to maybe rephrase the initial question (given that I know I'm OK with at least some modern drops) -- if you have drop bars and you never use the drops, why have drop bars?
08-26-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

Meanwhile the 520 got a little more attention...

Meanwhile the 520 got a little more attention last night. I cleaned up the rear wheel, removed that tragic frisbee, cleaned and lubed the chain, replaced the grotty brake lines and finally got rid of...
08-26-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

Thanks. Iím loving the color too. Itís exactly...

Thanks. Iím loving the color too. Itís exactly what I was going for.

I am gonna decal it. Iím using the 70s block letters, white with a black outline. Velocals even made the correct steel...
08-25-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

The Le Tour has its (hopefully) last coat of...

The Le Tour has its (hopefully) last coat of paint and is ready for polishing. ...
08-22-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

My intent was just what I said up front: I happen...

My intent was just what I said up front: I happen to find myself suddenly coming into both of these at once. Theyíre the same color ( or were) pretty much the same size, very similar geometry, both...
08-22-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

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Sprayed first coat on the LeTour yesterday. I like...
08-21-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

ShannonM earlier and later LeTours were built in...

ShannonM earlier and later LeTours were built in Japan, but this one claims to be US built. ...
08-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

> The Le Tour is more of an entry level road bike...

> The Le Tour is more of an entry level road bike with sport touring geometry as opposed to a full on touring bike like the 520.

For most years, absolutely true. But for the mid-80s...
08-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By denaffen

A tale of two tourers: Trek 520 vs Schwinn Le Tour

So I find myself in an unusual situation: I have had two very similar US-made late-80s touring bikes enter my life this week. Both are from the mid-to-late 80s, more-or-less the same color of blue,...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 186,084
Posted By denaffen

I joined the club today ...

I joined the club today ...
08-19-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By denaffen

So the poor condition of the stickers (and my...

So the poor condition of the stickers (and my inability to remove what was left of them cleanly), plus the couple of rust spots and other defects kind of pushed me toward respray. So here it is...
08-19-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By denaffen

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Has me wondering what that '89 Trek 520 I'm supposed to look at tomorrow is...
08-18-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By denaffen

I donít fear a respray. Iíve done a few before....

I donít fear a respray. Iíve done a few before. Itís just work
08-18-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By denaffen

I'm leaning towards just cleaning it up well,...

I'm leaning towards just cleaning it up well, skipping any respray or major parts changes, throwing some fat tires on it and just go ride the snot out of it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,518
Posted By denaffen

mirfi Yours look a lot like the German folder I...

mirfi Yours look a lot like the German folder I just redid
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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,370
Posted By denaffen

This is the vintage German folding bike I...

This is the vintage German folding bike I restored this spring. Tough restoration, but it came out pretty nice. And it's a hoot to ride. Puts a big goofy grin on my face every time....
08-13-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,288,006
Posted By denaffen

I can't believe I haven't posted mine before....

I can't believe I haven't posted mine before. It's a mid-90s Bianchi Nyala I've owned since new....
04-07-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,612
Posted By denaffen

I've posted it before, but I love this Puegeot,...

I've posted it before, but I love this Puegeot, Carbolite 103 and all. Just a great riding bike.
...
02-26-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By denaffen

Well, to be honest, I'm not sure a pic really...

Well, to be honest, I'm not sure a pic really matters, since I'm not sure it's about this particular bike as much as the philosophical discussion of what do you do when you just bought a project and...
02-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 202,950
Posted By denaffen

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/img_4433_32b5ae2df3254740f08a5cb2478ff9a76dc29786.jpegI just posted this one elsewhere, but may as well post it again. This is my...
02-18-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,579,735
Posted By denaffen

Now marked down from $100! Only $80! "in...

Now marked down from $100! Only $80!

"in great condition other then it was sawed in half"

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/401523304538528/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined...
02-18-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 381,110
Posted By denaffen

This one is my "mountain bike", a 1995-ish Nyala....

This one is my "mountain bike", a 1995-ish Nyala. I know exactly what it is, since I've owned it since it was new. It's been a faithful companion to me (and my son) through pretty much anything we...
02-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 381,110
Posted By denaffen

Ooo, just found this thread! This one is my...

Ooo, just found this thread!

This one is my road bike. I *think* it's a late 80s Campione D'Italia, but I could very easily be wrong. It came to me as frame & fork, so the components are a mix of...
01-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,288,006
Posted By denaffen

This is the circa 95 Bianchi Nyala I've owned...

This is the circa 95 Bianchi Nyala I've owned since new. It's currently in the shop getting a new headset, rear derailleur and deep clean....
01-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 855,242
Posted By denaffen

This is the circa-82 PH19 I just finished...

This is the circa-82 PH19 I just finished redoing. I'm currently eyeing what looks to be an early 80s Motobecane but I haven't pulled the trigger yet.
...
12-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 103,274
Posted By denaffen

I finished this build today. It's a bargain...

I finished this build today. It's a bargain bomber, especially compared to the build directly above, but I like how it came out.

...
12-28-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 456,090
Posted By denaffen

I just finished this one today. It's a...

I just finished this one today.

It's a Nishiki Sports that I *had* converted to upright North Road-style bars, now reconfigured as a single-speed with bullhorns. Total bargain bomber bike, but so...
12-26-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26,021
Views: 2,689,571
Posted By denaffen

60 degrees here. I got in just shy of 14 miles. I...

60 degrees here. I got in just shy of 14 miles. I should have taken an extra minute or two to compose the pic, but here it is.
...
12-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By denaffen

My understanding is that the most failure-prone...

My understanding is that the most failure-prone part of those old Simplex derailleurs is the pulley wheels, which have a habit of self-destructing. If that happens to you (or you're worried about it...
12-21-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 456,090
Posted By denaffen

Hey there, just joined up... after a long hiatus...

Hey there, just joined up... after a long hiatus I got back into wrenching and riding this year. The most recent project I've completed was a Peugeot mixte that was about one step from going to the...
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