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09-29-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By jamesdak

This one was 28 lbs 12 ozs when I started with...

This one was 28 lbs 12 ozs when I started with it. Removing the clip on bars, reflectors, old chain, old tires, heavy gel saddle and original seatpost got it down to 24 lbs 8 ozs in ready to ride...
09-28-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, those are my thoughts too. I wanted to set...

Yep, those are my thoughts too. I wanted to set this up well enough to get her enjoying riding and then if she does take to it suggest selling this to get something that fits better. A few hundred...
09-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By jamesdak

Been working on a Miyata 312 for a friend.

The bike had sat from around 15 years or so. It was pretty grubby with clamp on aero bars, a boat anchor for a seatpost and an upright style gel saddle. Skinny, plastic feeling tires too.

First...
09-28-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By jamesdak

So for the heck of it I threw on a set of...

So for the heck of it I threw on a set of Campagnolo Zonda's I had around. Mounted up some Continental GP400s II 700 x 25 tires for more volume and then adjusted the calipers for the wider wheels. ...
09-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, first test was a fail. Headset was binding...

Ok, first test was a fail. Headset was binding up and there was no middle ground between binding and knocking from too loose. Everything else worked fine and the bike felt like it really wanted to...
09-25-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,797
Posted By jamesdak

Well if by favorite it's the one that feels best...

Well if by favorite it's the one that feels best under me out on the road then hands down it's the modern build Girodana Xl Super. I have two and the other is a much lighter build with higher end...
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By jamesdak

Well I bought that exact same bike years ago for...

Well I bought that exact same bike years ago for $300 and mine had some paint marks but was otherwise rideable. One word on those wheels. By far no the only "deeper" wheels I've had but for what...
09-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By jamesdak

I like the look, one of the two bikes I took out...

I like the look, one of the two bikes I took out today. ;)

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09-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By jamesdak

Raining today so messing with the various bikes. ...

Raining today so messing with the various bikes. Swapped out the hard, heavy tires it came with for some nice Veloflex Corsa 700 x 25's. Then I grabbed the really chewed up seatpost that came on...
09-19-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,371
Posted By jamesdak

Finally getting some very much needed rain. So...

Finally getting some very much needed rain. So I'm spending the morning working on the bikes. Mounted up the Veloflex Master 700 x 28 tires on the Colnago with some Vittoria latex tubes inside. ...
09-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,286
Posted By jamesdak

Well.....in Germany back in the mid 80's I...

Well.....in Germany back in the mid 80's I brought my stereo from the PX to the barracks on the back rack of my Peugeot. The PX was on a different kaserne then the one I lived on and it was done...
09-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,312
Posted By jamesdak

Picked this up today. ...

Picked this up today.

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Dang near mint 10 speed Campagnolo Chorus on it.
09-18-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By jamesdak

My second Serotta, late 80s Nova Special

So this was listed locally and I tried to ignore the ad figuring it would sell fast. A week later (this morning) I looked at the ad again and realized I could not build it with the parts for that...
09-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,597
Posted By jamesdak

Well for me PBK has always been the slowest...

Well for me PBK has always been the slowest source from Europe. I did have some Zonda's wheels get lost in customs for a couple of months. They finally arrived in a totally trashed package. Sent...
09-16-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,452
Posted By jamesdak

And a few more, I had never really shot proper...

And a few more, I had never really shot proper pics of this when I got it. I think it's holding up pretty well for it's age.
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09-16-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,452
Posted By jamesdak

Well, it's been a couple of years and I thought...

Well, it's been a couple of years and I thought I'd update this with some better pics and such. Still one great riding bike for sure. Last year I finally gave in and had the gummed up, sticky cable...
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, personally I think I'd pass. Hard to tell...

Yep, personally I think I'd pass. Hard to tell how bad things are inside the frame without tearing it down and taking a look. I normally pass on any bikes I want that have rust from a coastal area....
09-15-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By jamesdak

Sweet, but I'll be sticking to a Shimano...

Sweet, but I'll be sticking to a Shimano probably. The Phil Wood setup would probably cost me more than the whole bike did, LOL!
09-13-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, I got it off him. Same bike.

Yep, I got it off him. Same bike.
09-13-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58,279
Views: 8,512,542
Posted By jamesdak

That's a steal, someone better be running to...

That's a steal, someone better be running to that. Heck I responded right away when one showed up 2 hours away from me. Luckily the seller was cool and held if for me as 4 others called before I...
09-13-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,520
Posted By jamesdak

Of the bikes I've kept. the 1985 Fuji Opus III...

Of the bikes I've kept. the 1985 Fuji Opus III was pretty close to mint. Didn't come with the stock tubular wheels and had a different saddle. Didn't even think to ask the owner if he had the...
09-12-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,695
Posted By jamesdak

Dumb in your opinion which is fine overpopulation...

Dumb in your opinion which is fine overpopulation is a big time contributor and needs to be discussed. I say that living in the middle of Mormon country surrounded by families of 6 to 10 kids, LOL!
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09-12-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,695
Posted By jamesdak

I actually have deleted that because I know it's...

I actually have deleted that because I know it's way too emotional for most to handle. But If I die today I'm fine with it. If I had died as a soldier over my career then fine. At some point we will...
09-06-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By jamesdak

I will ride it but this one will be as close to a...

I will ride it but this one will be as close to a "wall hanger" as I ever had. I actually have a blue Maillot Jaune (TSX) also and that bike is amazingly good on the road. Easily one of the better...
09-06-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By jamesdak

The rest.... ...

The rest....

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09-06-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By jamesdak

More: ...

More:

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09-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By jamesdak

Bunch of pictures Team Z Lemond

Finally got my hands on one of these courtesy of verktyg .

Finally took the time a few minutes ago to grab a set of pictures.

This is pretty much just as I got it from him. About the only...
09-06-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By jamesdak

I laugh in the face of death!! In fact, the...

I laugh in the face of death!! In fact, the front tire had a hole in the sidewall. I just booted it from inside the tire and put it back on for now.


Did 13 miles on this after knocking out...
09-06-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,191
Posted By jamesdak

See, this is why this is such a fun read. People...

See, this is why this is such a fun read. People complaining about people complaining. Just so funny this early in the morning. :-)
09-06-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,191
Posted By jamesdak

Life needs more Bloom County nowdays!

Life needs more Bloom County nowdays!
09-05-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,371
Posted By jamesdak

Sure, I'll shoot some tomorrow. What I noted on...

Sure, I'll shoot some tomorrow. What I noted on the DT was what looked like clear coat dried and flaking off for some reason. It looked better after hitting it with some Mequier's #7...
09-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,371
Posted By jamesdak

Will do! Hopefully that will be tomorrow. As...

Will do! Hopefully that will be tomorrow. As luck, or bad luck, would have it another bike I've always wanted to try showed up locally at a good price right after I got home with the Colnago. So...
09-04-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 209,441
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I guess I'm finally part of the cult now...

Well, I guess I'm finally part of the cult now too. For years I've kept and eye out locally for a nice high end Miyata. Always seemed to miss out on the few that showed up. Then yesterday I drove...
09-03-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,371
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm, what Colnago and how did this happen?

Somehow yet another bike has wound up in the house. Just got home with this. I'm thinking it's a Super from the second half of the 80's but really don't know. Love to hear from the experts on...
09-02-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,397
Posted By jamesdak

Here's a rare pic of me with 5 of my Lemonds from...

Here's a rare pic of me with 5 of my Lemonds from last summer. Did a Lemond tribute ride celebrating the 30th anniversary of that amazing time trail win. 5 Lemonds for 6 miles each for the 30...
09-02-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,206
Posted By jamesdak

I actually like the grey, something about it...

I actually like the grey, something about it works for me on most bikes.

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09-02-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,206
Posted By jamesdak

Well, when you have as many old steel bikes as me...

Well, when you have as many old steel bikes as me you tend to wind up with a lot of different groupsets. If I had to pick a preference I'd say Campagnolo for sure. It's also what I've been picking...
09-02-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,206
Posted By jamesdak

I've got to admit that I do like the look of the...

I've got to admit that I do like the look of the the tricolor and have it on several bikes. It works beautifully and is trouble-free.
09-01-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By jamesdak

The "S" stand for sexy!!! ...

The "S" stand for sexy!!!

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09-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By jamesdak

Need to see much, much more of that Trans...

Need to see much, much more of that Trans Am!!!!!!!!!!
08-31-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By jamesdak

Mine is definitely later but in my opinion you...

Mine is definitely later but in my opinion you can't go wrong with any Serotta.

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08-31-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,012
Posted By jamesdak

My thoughts too, mainly all black and boring...

My thoughts too, mainly all black and boring blobs of plastic.
08-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,129
Posted By jamesdak

Good Decision. ;) ...

Good Decision. ;)

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08-19-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,730
Posted By jamesdak

Picking up my Opus III made it a no brainer to...

Picking up my Opus III made it a no brainer to move on the Trek.

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Pure sex on...
08-18-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,418
Posted By jamesdak

I hope so because this is already 20 years old...

I hope so because this is already 20 years old and I hope I can still be riding it 30 years from now.
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08-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 727,525
Posted By jamesdak

I don't think this has been shared here. It's...

I don't think this has been shared here. It's still a bit of a mystery but believed to be a French bike. Actual had it out for 40 miles today and with it's tight rear end it's not the smoothest on...
08-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,959
Posted By jamesdak

Yep my PDG Paramount is a really, really good...

Yep my PDG Paramount is a really, really good bike. I can't see ever getting rid of this one. It's a rocket and I choose keeping it over a mint 1987 waterford built Paramount. The PDG is just...
08-16-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,959
Posted By jamesdak

Yep! ...

Yep!

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The holder of my few Strave KOM's for local sprints.
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08-12-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,480
Posted By jamesdak

Probably my best was this sweet Prologue bought...

Probably my best was this sweet Prologue bought for $50. Full Dura Ace setup.

Here's how it looked the night I brought it home.
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08-02-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 316,396
Posted By jamesdak

Finally getting around to the Wayne Evans built...

Finally getting around to the Wayne Evans built bike which was custom made for 3 times RAAM winner Bob Fourney. Beautiful bike but had some seriously chewed up paint from a chain drop or two. Local...
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