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09-01-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By joesch

What a steal of a deal. Those frames often sell...

What a steal of a deal. Those frames often sell for that much alone and DA is a very nice group set.
08-31-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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The reason that I ask................................grabbed this...
08-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 58,279
Views: 8,512,542
Posted By Unca_Sam

I chased a track bike built by the same builder:...

I chased a track bike built by the same builder: fork ends, tubular wheelset, desirable drivetrain (can't remember what it was now) but 48cm seat tube and 50cm top tube. I was sad, and strongly...
08-27-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 58,279
Views: 8,512,542
Posted By WGB

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I saw these and checked and...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I saw these and checked and said wow, they're cheap and nice parts too. Really nice looking. They don't look like 60cm unless seller measured from ground, or seat tube from BB to...
08-26-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58,279
Views: 8,512,542
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Another Iíd like to add to the collection, but...

Another Iíd like to add to the collection, but the price is in dream land. Unfortunate...
08-26-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By velothree

sold!!

sold!!
08-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,544
Posted By seedsbelize

Threadless stems belong in the other thread

Threadless stems belong in the other thread
08-25-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,544
Posted By jeirvine

Agreed. They shift great up to 26t, and are fine...

Agreed. They shift great up to 26t, and are fine for 28t with the right setup. I swapped one out for a short cage 1st Gen Cyclone a while back, and swapped it right back after a ride. :)
08-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By Mr. 66

Last week i did get an offer that started out,...

Last week i did get an offer that started out, "My wife says I can do..."
08-25-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,544
Posted By sheddle

Oh yeah, Campagnolo shifters. Maybe I'd change my...

Oh yeah, Campagnolo shifters. Maybe I'd change my mind if I used Simplex ones and not Suntour ratchet shifters, but I've never once went "dang, I wish moving these shift levers was easier" with the...
08-25-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,544
Posted By JohnDThompson

Toeclips and slotted cleats.

Toeclips and slotted cleats.
08-25-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,544
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:
08-24-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,544
Posted By Drillium Dude

Best. Derailleurs. Evah :) ...

Best. Derailleurs. Evah :)

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08-24-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,544
Posted By 79pmooney

Quill stems. Makes adjusting the bar height so...

Quill stems. Makes adjusting the bar height so simple. No torque wrench required, No headset to even think about, No spacers to chase. You can ride a slammed stem today and raise it 2-3"...
08-23-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 58,279
Views: 8,512,542
Posted By Mr. 66

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/rollingba...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/rollingbay-custom-muscle-bike-stingray/7181281112.html...
08-23-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By NormanB

Not dissappointed at all 😊 thats the closest...

Not dissappointed at all 😊 thats the closest direction i have. Its nice to hear someone knows our local industry and shares my hunch. Your right with the artisan builders. We have a lot like ave...
08-23-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,480
Posted By pcb

I haven't really fallen into many downright...

I haven't really fallen into many downright killer bargains, but I've had occasional arbitrage success, and a nice surprise or two. More often than not, I'll get a frameset _I think_ is worth $500...
08-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By SJX426

branko_76 Keep in mind that you do not want the...

branko_76 Keep in mind that you do not want the axles sticking out past the drop out! They should be a little short. IIRC, Sheldon suggested that you only need enough to locate the axle in the drop...
08-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 896
Posted By Sjtaylor

Holy Grail Garage Find

Just had to post this. Itís a 25-1/2Ē 1984 720. Got it last night and took some before photos this morning. I think itís basically completely original including bar tape and cable housing. Looks just...
08-23-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By nomadmax

It's buyers who set the sale price of anything,...

It's buyers who set the sale price of anything, not sellers. It's not a loss until you sell it for less than you have in it. I have boxes of stuff I don't currently have use for but I'm not...
08-22-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By NormanB

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Seems like the tail of the clover is atrached to the clover...
08-22-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By juvela

----- if she should ever give difficulty out...

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if she should ever give difficulty out on the road...they do have a sag wagon -

...
08-21-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,335
Posted By clubman

Shimano STI shifters. And the only ones I've had...

Shimano STI shifters. And the only ones I've had have worked well but were so fugly and ungainly I went back to barcons.
08-21-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,335
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'll say it: Campy Deltas. Don't believe the hype...

I'll say it: Campy Deltas. Don't believe the hype :)

DD
08-21-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,335
Posted By bikingshearer

Yup. This. It even works with the Rolls saddles...

Yup. This. It even works with the Rolls saddles I like if you go in through the back. The ratchet means that even the small amount of back-and-forth makes progress. Once you get the bolts finger...
08-21-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,335
Posted By iab

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just...

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just don't live up up to the hype.
08-21-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,505
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That's three! :lol:

That's three! :lol:
08-21-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,505
Posted By squirtdad

Well after this build up....... the bike had...

Well after this build up....... the bike had better be drop dead gorgeous, with photos that Ansel Adam, Edward Weston, Annie Leibovitz, et al would be blown away by :) (pretty clear the...
08-21-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,505
Posted By clubman

Have a bit of patience, we all had to do it....

Have a bit of patience, we all had to do it. Better to talk about your bike, describe in in detail. Arbitrary posts are frowned upon, that may be in the rules somewhere.
Oh and you only get 5 posts...
08-19-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By merziac

:eek: YIKES! Hate to say it but I think you...

:eek: YIKES!

Hate to say it but I think you got off easy, any more speed or torque and that goes far more wrong. ;)
08-17-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,027
Posted By xiaoman1

Latz and SR, Thanks for the follow-up Yes, but...

Latz and SR, Thanks for the follow-up
Yes, but progress has been slow. I took your comment about the stem length to heart and you were right the Cinelli was much too long.
I found a Bertoni panto...
08-17-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,418
Posted By branko_76

I'm not thinking about damaged bikes. Most of the...

I'm not thinking about damaged bikes. Most of the bikes I restore are 1970's era consumer grade 10 speed sport bikes, most were discarded or abandoned, none owned by enthusiasts. I find them at yard...
08-17-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,418
Posted By Salamandrine

The carbon fiber will be OK. The plastic that's...

The carbon fiber will be OK. The plastic that's holding it together, probably not. Depends.

Carbon fiber would last a lot longer if they made it out of aluminum.
08-17-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By oddjob2

Giantís Production Woes

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/business/giant-bikes-coronavirus-shortage.html?searchResultPosition=1
08-16-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By mountaindave

FS: NOS Freewheel removal tools

I purchased a lot of FW removal tools seeking one tool in particular; these are the leftovers. They are all NOS, but some have surface blemishes from light corrosion. One (G) Suntour tool was...
08-16-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By gugie

Not me, no sir. Would never do that. I...

Not me, no sir. Would never do that.

I always use an unbroken frame.
...
08-16-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By merziac

:popcorn You absolutely CAN mix and match,...

:popcorn

You absolutely CAN mix and match, especially this far down the line where most cranks have been taken on and off a few times and have likely been installed on the other at some point.
...
08-16-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58,279
Views: 8,512,542
Posted By sheddle

Always love to see '80s Mongoose MTB/ATBs, though...

Always love to see '80s Mongoose MTB/ATBs, though I'd definitely want to check that Mountech to see if it's got issues.

Also those rims are absolutely sick. 26 inch versions of the famous Mongoose...
08-16-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 58,279
Views: 8,512,542
Posted By J.Higgins

Here's a good, low-impact way to barter: 1....

Here's a good, low-impact way to barter:

1. Ask him if he's flexible on the price. Very important to ask this so that you come off as a straight shooter and not some lowballer dirtbag. Its very...
08-16-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By randyjawa

Close to true but with one exception - patience....

Close to true but with one exception - patience. I have had to wait/hunt/hope for years to get just what I wanted and at a decent price, sometimes darn near free. What sort of things am I talking...
08-15-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Tank, rear rack, short chrome front fender,...

Tank, rear rack, short chrome front fender, springer fork, sprung saddle. Modern looking front hub.

Could be a 1995 100th anniversary cruiser.
...
08-15-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By Koyote

Iím not voting in the poll, since itís pointless....

Iím not voting in the poll, since itís pointless. Public opinion doesnít establish the truth.

Common sense suggests that the frame did not break in the manner suggested by the OP.
08-14-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By pcb

Very cool! If you want fatter tires, 650b...

Very cool! If you want fatter tires, 650b conversions can work pretty well on vintage track bikes. They tend to be pretty high in the bottom bracket, so dropping it a bit doesn't hurt much. This is a...
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By DMC707

HEre's some inspiration to get that beautiful...

HEre's some inspiration to get that beautiful bike built up maybe !

https://i.imgur.com/T5IMe7Y.jpg
08-14-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By morri869

I have a set of black anodized campy downtube...

I have a set of black anodized campy downtube shifters
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08-12-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By cudak888

I've often wondered whether some low-number...

I've often wondered whether some low-number hand-built frames - like this basic 531c SBDU - have a marginally higher potential for failure than mass-produced frames built by folks cranking them out...
08-12-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By Charles Wahl

Plenty of fish in the sea of $650 frames that...

Plenty of fish in the sea of $650 frames that wouldn't need major repair and repaint. Save yourself the headache.
08-12-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By gugie

Same answer you get in NYC when you ask how to...

Same answer you get in NYC when you ask how to get to Carnegie Hall.
08-11-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Nice find! That was a nasty closet....

:thumb: Nice find!

That was a nasty closet. ;)
08-11-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Youíre a brave man! A subsequent owner of the...

Youíre a brave man! A subsequent owner of the bike will curse you forever.....
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