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10-12-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,146
Posted By abellanti

Most of my bikes are disappointing in a head...

Most of my bikes are disappointing in a head wind, but magical in a strong tailwind. When Im trying to decide if Im going to sell a bike, I'll do a 10 mile ride in a head wind. Makes it much easier...
10-06-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By abellanti

in my experience, alot of people dont like when...

in my experience, alot of people dont like when they are called out. Several fought back claiming they are right...so be it
10-06-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By abellanti

Calling out ebay sellers

Today I noticed two ebay listings that are factually incorrect...by a lot. Sometimes I feel like messaging the seller to educate them...but I rarely do. One listing was for a 93 Lemond GAN GLX...
08-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By abellanti

JP Weigle

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07-31-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,669
Posted By abellanti

Trek 170

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07-19-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,346
Posted By abellanti

great bikes, really love my titanium...

great bikes, really love my titanium Edgehttps://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190329_092104_124b0865cfcca9eab6adc2abec90e4f380352ecf.jpg
07-17-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,997
Posted By abellanti

I like the history of the early...

I like the history of the early oneshttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190618_192314_fc2c52f26c928418989a19db08128e8cdbce4399.jpg
82 Ritchey...
04-23-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,631
Posted By abellanti

Fuso fillet brazed

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04-13-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,708
Posted By abellanti

26 lbs Stumpjumper Team 1985

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03-26-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By abellanti

Here is my 1973 Italian built Gran Criterium. A really beautiful bike!

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03-06-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,671
Posted By abellanti

1998 GT Edge. Not vintage yet...but hitting 20 years

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03-05-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,340
Posted By abellanti

I saw that! if that's the one for 6k! I would...

I saw that! if that's the one for 6k! I would love to have one of his complete bikes.
03-04-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,340
Posted By abellanti

Pino morroni bottom...

Pino morroni bottom brackethttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20170607_152207_4844900555744afe8e79f54c1d962c35de310346.jpg..not the most exciting, but an interesting...
01-26-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By abellanti

thanks...not sure what year they started the fast...

thanks...not sure what year they started the fast back seat stays...but my bike is actually a 2013 ...I think...model..when Basso reintroduced the line. It's almost identical to the frames they built...
01-25-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By abellanti

I have a newer Basso build Pog as a daily rider,...

I have a newer Basso build Pog as a daily rider, but still looking for a 60s-70s Sante build in my...
Replies: 47
Views: 3,241
Posted By abellanti

I'm a little late to the party, but here are a...

I'm a little late to the party, but here are a couple of pics from my 83 170. It's interesting in that...
12-23-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By abellanti

your right, my Raleigh takes a 27.0...but I also...

your right, my Raleigh takes a 27.0...but I also have a Trek 170...forgot the seatpost size was different. I guess there were many variations of the 753 to be set over the years.
12-22-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By abellanti

most 753 frames take a 27mm seatpost. you can...

most 753 frames take a 27mm seatpost. you can check you seat post size for a quick verification
12-05-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,121
Posted By abellanti

I bought a 8700 mountain bike in 91 and rode it...

I bought a 8700 mountain bike in 91 and rode it seriously offroad until 2000. I also converted it to a touring bike in 1994 and toured across the country. I still have it to this day as my...
11-27-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,305
Posted By abellanti

kinda rare: Trek 170, 85 Stumpjumper team, Tom built Classic, 82 Ritchey McKinley

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10-30-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,847
Posted By abellanti

I've had one vintage steel bike under 20lbs, a...

I've had one vintage steel bike under 20lbs, a trek 170 built with reynolds 753 tubing coupled the some of the lightest components of the time. It cost a fortune to assemble. So I'd say just buy some...
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By abellanti

I have a 6 speed on my trek 720. so far it's been...

I have a 6 speed on my trek 720. so far it's been a great freewheel...shifts very nice. I heard the early ones had issues, however, the later ones are good. I'd recommend it
10-14-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By abellanti

I think TIG welded frames gained acceptance...

I think TIG welded frames gained acceptance during the mountain bike boom. Everyone in the eighties wanted a high end lugged Italian race bike. I would of scoffed at a welded frame in the eighties,...
10-09-18, 04:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By abellanti

I'm also a fan of Basso bikes, and I think the...

I'm also a fan of Basso bikes, and I think the Pogliaghi bikes are a great homage. I too have never seen those seatstays...pretty ccol
10-08-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By abellanti

Nice bike! I have a very similar one, however,...

Nice bike! I have a very similar one, however, built in 2013 with oversize Mannsman tubing. I decided to put a Ultegra 9 speed group with Rolf wheels and it...
09-29-18, 05:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,801
Posted By abellanti

i have bikes ranging from 5 to 11 speeds. I have...

i have bikes ranging from 5 to 11 speeds. I have always thought nine was perfect for me. 11 speed setup seems a little to finicky and always seems to be fine tuned. I also like the look of nine speed...
09-07-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,744
Posted By abellanti

your kinda screwed at 3 bikes...with twenty bikes...

your kinda screwed at 3 bikes...with twenty bikes it's hard to tell what's new...once you get to a set number you can sell one to buy one. Now it's for financial reasons why not to buy a bike, best...
09-05-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,296
Posted By abellanti

group therapy sure is nice...gotta go, have to...

group therapy sure is nice...gotta go, have to check Ebay and craigslist, even though I told myself no more bikes!
09-02-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By abellanti

I just noticed you have 1.9 ground control tires....

I just noticed you have 1.9 ground control tires. Is the tire clearance really tight in the chainstay?
09-02-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By abellanti

wow, very nice...not alot of these were made....

wow, very nice...not alot of these were made. Here is mine...still looking for some Tricross...
09-01-18, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By abellanti

One thing I learned over the years is take...

One thing I learned over the years is take people's opinions on what THEY would pay for a bike with a grain of salt. What one person would pay for a particular bike or brand may be much different...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By abellanti

wow, somebody got a deal!

wow, somebody got a deal!
08-06-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By abellanti

funny, I've been looking for a TX 900 for a while...

funny, I've been looking for a TX 900 for a while and everytime one pops up...its huge.. just like this one! someday...
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By abellanti

They make great paperweights! I have a NOS one,...

They make great paperweights! I have a NOS one, but will not actually use it. I've had several over the years and even they are works of art, the cogs are fragile and wear...
08-02-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,669
Posted By abellanti

Purple Trek 170

Here is my very purple Trek 170https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180618_134116_87b4c3d5cffec7f4d94a7b4247f717dd41731344.jpg
07-19-18, 04:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,851
Posted By abellanti

I've noticed here in Florida alot of retirees...

I've noticed here in Florida alot of retirees selling their high end bikes from the 70s -80s as they are getting too old to ride. Great time to buy those high end collectable bikes if you happen upon...
07-18-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,031
Posted By abellanti

I have a 84 Trek 170 made from Reynolds 753...

I have a 84 Trek 170 made from Reynolds 753 tubing, Campy SR, Omas headset, Omas titanium bottom bracket, Cinelli saddle with alloy rails, titanium Campy SR pedals, Mavic 280 wheels with alloy...
07-18-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,525
Posted By abellanti

ideale 90 saddle and Cinelli leather wrapped bars

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07-17-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By abellanti

hey, I could somehow die, or worse, no longer be...

hey, I could somehow die, or worse, no longer be into vintage bikes if I wait too long to build it, got to blow all my savings on parts and somehow justify it too myself...like...I'll just sell one...
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By abellanti

yea, I hear you. I have never been into actual...

yea, I hear you. I have never been into actual race bikes, but I'm a sucker for cool high end bikes. Probably best to keep focused on that 70s Cinelli I'm after.
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By abellanti

Huffy Serotta 7 11 bike

alright., first of all I don't have a photo, but I have seen the bike in person and I can confirm the frame is an 88 Serotta/ Huffy 7-11 frame made with True Temper (no cracks noted) Unfortunately,...
07-14-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,988
Posted By abellanti

interesting, my brake bridge is the other way and...

interesting, my brake bridge is the other way and I don't have the red in the paint. Looks like the builder put the bridge on backward....or pantographed backward as the drilling for the brake can...
07-14-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,988
Posted By abellanti

lemond gan

Here is my Lemond GAN...nice riding bikehttps://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180702_174814_3d65cd1e4784258c656b872e42289f5f46e84824.jpg
07-07-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,523
Posted By abellanti

current project, late 80s JP Weigle

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06-24-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By abellanti

looks in great shape..they are nice, smooth...

looks in great shape..they are nice, smooth riding bikes.
06-15-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,290
Posted By abellanti

actually it is an 85...first year they made the...

actually it is an 85...first year they made the Stumpjumper Team. 1 of 500 made. Suntour copied the Cunniham design....but as we know....not a great design.
06-13-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By abellanti

I have a nice 73 Masi Gran Criterium with...

I have a nice 73 Masi Gran Criterium with original paint...really good condition. Well, I leaned it against my living room wall. ..and it fell over and hit the sharp edge of a table. Now I have a...
06-04-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
Posted By abellanti

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I don't have any Specialized road bikes, but here are my...
06-02-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,300
Posted By abellanti

3 rensho

Here is my slightly beat up 3 renshohttps://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20170113_083933_fc0c0fc807f4816005f7cc520d7e4d714ca63900.jpg
06-01-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,290
Posted By abellanti

really pink 85 Specialized Stumpjumper Team

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