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03-01-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By sunburst

yes, I easily tapped it back into place. The...

yes, I easily tapped it back into place. The hanger/dropout is a little "Z" shaped now, looking from behind, but it should do for friction shifting. The dropout width was about right at 125mm.
Btw,...
02-26-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By sunburst

haha, glad you caught that! I'd hate to start...

haha, glad you caught that! I'd hate to start cleaning it up and working on it. Mounting a rear wheel often comes VERY late in my restoration process! the rear spacing would not have been a problem....
02-26-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By sunburst

Identify this Miyata frame?

Finally have a "saved from the dump" bike. Found it on the curbside this week. The model decals are trashed. Serial # L279939, which gives a build date of 1983. The fork decal says 1024, but the...
02-15-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,934
Posted By sunburst

that's a drag because you have to bypass what is...

that's a drag because you have to bypass what is arguably the nicest coastline in America.
btw, the year my son did the AIDS Lifecycle route (SF to LA), they had to bypass part of the Big Sur coast....
02-15-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,116
Posted By sunburst

haha, at 66 anything counts as exercise! and my...

haha, at 66 anything counts as exercise! and my doc agrees. But I wouldn't post this trivial stuff on Strava. Strava changed recently with this scrolling list of activities. I sure would like to...
01-10-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By sunburst

identify this Japanese Bianchi

Model name? Year? I'm mainly curious about frame geometry: touring? sport touring? road?
It had stem friction shifters so I'm assuming early 80's. It has a proper RD hanger, and tubing is Ishiwata...
01-08-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 587,853
Posted By sunburst

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Motobecane Grand Touring, 57cm center-to-center....
01-07-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 587,853
Posted By sunburst

Wish that were a 56cm. Rode one in college (red...

Wish that were a 56cm. Rode one in college (red also) back when I only had one bike, one guitar. Hard to imagine that limit now, in either area. Anyway, my first good bike.
01-06-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By sunburst

Mikes Bikes Africa Drive

I know this Africa program is not new, but I had a bunch of free stuff on cl last week and they responded. I donated 3 bikes, 2 frames, 3 wheels, 3 tires, tubes and lots of misc parts. I had only...
01-04-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,312
Posted By sunburst

I was asking the guy at Performance a couple of...

I was asking the guy at Performance a couple of years ago why don't they have a selection. They had one model Forte in 27" that was VERY uninspiring. I wanted Schwalbe or something decent. His...
01-04-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,634
Posted By sunburst

One would think that after 40-50 years of riding...

One would think that after 40-50 years of riding that I could patch a tube but I've had a few failures lately right at the patch. One thing about testing tubes (overnight) is that the tube has to be...
12-14-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,046
Posted By sunburst

I had a very nice blue "two speed kickback" that...

I had a very nice blue "two speed kickback" that my dad got at a police auction for me.
12-14-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,085
Posted By sunburst

I was asking the same thing of a shop owner years...

I was asking the same thing of a shop owner years ago. He was working on my touring bike with triple crank and I mentioned gearing. I asked how anyone could live with a double (this was decades...
11-22-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,886
Posted By sunburst

Haha, the zombie thread is still good in 2020. I...

Haha, the zombie thread is still good in 2020. I watched this video today to swap out a cable on my SRT400. It helped a lot! Probably would have broke something without it.
11-16-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,354,073
Posted By sunburst

I've resisted contributing to this thread...

I've resisted contributing to this thread because, of course, there's plenty of crazy on Craigslist.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bop/d/san-mateo-adams-trail-bike-folder-kids/7221017964.html
...
11-16-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,225
Posted By sunburst

Yes.

Yes.
11-02-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By sunburst

I take a lot of care cleaning and repacking old...

I take a lot of care cleaning and repacking old hubs, some 50 years old. They rarely feel smooth when spinning while holding the axle/skewers in my hands, but always work fine on the bike. Same with...
10-25-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,431
Posted By sunburst

One of my favorite restorations, a Grand Sprint. ...

One of my favorite restorations, a Grand Sprint.


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10-02-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By sunburst

Thx, great info. I was able to enlighten the...

Thx, great info. I was able to enlighten the owner, who was told it was an '84. That blue is so off, imo. Does not work at all. Anyway, the owner paid too much for me to offer her a decent trade-in...
09-30-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By sunburst

Peugeot Versailles(?) identification

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The seller says it's a 1984 Versailles. Can't find it in a Peugeot...
09-09-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 587,853
Posted By sunburst

The vintage forum guys could identify the model...

The vintage forum guys could identify the model and approx year. Feel free to post the photo or link over there. I just sold it, but iirc, it had Puegeot 103 frame tubing and I'm guessing it is early...
08-31-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,573
Posted By sunburst

Now that you mention it, a similar thing happened...

Now that you mention it, a similar thing happened to me. Went over the bars, broke my collarbone and didn't even hit my head.
08-31-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 587,853
Posted By sunburst

I had a 58cm Peugeot that was technically too...

I had a 58cm Peugeot that was technically too long for me. 56cm is my ideal size. And interestingly, I had some of the same components you've tried. Nitto stem (that I had to file to 22.0mm) with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,398
Posted By sunburst

I am so frugal that it embarasses me to be seen...

I am so frugal that it embarasses me to be seen in an expensive car, even as a passenger. It just goes against who I am. Anyway, my son stopped in the SF Rapha store one day and I was telling the guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,017
Posted By sunburst

He got the Sidi Ergo 5 in white for $211, plus...

He got the Sidi Ergo 5 in white for $211, plus $26 shipping. US stores are selling for full list at $399, although I've seen discounted black ones.
Thx for the pointer guys!
07-15-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By sunburst

Serial # 89C3043

Serial # 89C3043
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,017
Posted By sunburst

thx for the pointer to Merlin. Those prices are...

thx for the pointer to Merlin. Those prices are indeed impressive. His size is out-of-stock in various Sidi models, but when they restock, that is the place to buy. My son noticed the extra room in...
07-13-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By sunburst

Thx T-Mar! Great info. Happy to know it's steel,...

Thx T-Mar! Great info. Happy to know it's steel, as that's my preference. Not exactly my size but I recently made a 54cm fit with a long stem and it turned out really well, ergonomically. Like I...
07-10-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By sunburst

Need help identifying this frame?

got it in trade for some wrenching. It has been debadged. All I know is that it was campy equipped. Italian? Steel vs Alum? It's surprisingly light.


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,017
Posted By sunburst

Sidi Wire 2 vs Genius 10

1st question:
My son's 12 year old Genius ? are on their last legs with the bottoms falling off. He's narrowed the new Sidi models down to Wire 2 Carbon or Genius 10. Any thoughts, preferences? He's...
06-11-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By sunburst

converted back to a 12-speed last week and sold....

converted back to a 12-speed last week and sold. I've build 4-5 bikes during this lockdown, and sold 2. All but one have been French. Acquired another Peugeot bike and Motobecane frame yesterday....
05-31-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By sunburst

Thx T-Mar!

Thx T-Mar!
05-31-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By sunburst

Early 80's Peugeot?

Can anybody date this and give me a model? The only sticker is Carbolite 103. I'm also curious if the rear dropouts were 120 or 126mm. I'm converting to a 12-speed and the RD is having trouble...
05-25-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,031
Posted By sunburst

I've bought one set of bars from them (actually...

I've bought one set of bars from them (actually from a neighbor who was from Berkeley and visited that location), a style that only had 3 sources in the entire country at the time, Nitto Dove. Really...
05-25-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,802
Posted By sunburst

I built up a much-too-large Motobecane frame that...

I built up a much-too-large Motobecane frame that had been hanging for years. I did this specifically to take advantage of this market. Sold it easily in a couple of days for asking. Fixed up and...
05-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,802
Posted By sunburst

"skyscrapers and everything!" Stevie just...

"skyscrapers and everything!"

Stevie just turned 70!

Stevie's top 20...
05-19-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,893
Posted By sunburst

I really like the way the Shogun (above) is set...

I really like the way the Shogun (above) is set up. Very clean machine! At 66, this is what I do to a lot of my bikes.

I sold a fully restored mid-70's Motobecane yesterday listed for $300, sold...
05-11-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,354,073
Posted By sunburst

I'm almost done restoring a beautiful Motobecane...

I'm almost done restoring a beautiful Motobecane I'm planning on listing so I've checked cl prices a couple of times recently. I was telling my son about the outrageous profiteering going on in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 359,046
Posted By sunburst

SF Bay, Moffett Federal Airfield, out on one of...

SF Bay, Moffett Federal Airfield, out on one of the levies. Wind tunnel to the far right, and two dirigible hangers to the left.
...
05-02-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,354,073
Posted By sunburst

My biggest bike mistake of all time (and I've...

My biggest bike mistake of all time (and I've made a few!) was to sell a similar quality Motobecane mixte of my (then) wife's when those new-fangled mountain bikes came out. I've built her two mixtes...
05-02-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,354,073
Posted By sunburst

There's a guy in Sacramento that beautifully...

There's a guy in Sacramento that beautifully restores mixtes and was selling them for $300-350 max. I've seen his ads for years.

I have restored many of these, as I have a thing for mixtes. I've...
05-02-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,354,073
Posted By sunburst

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento...

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-urban-cinderella-classic/7109903004. (https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-urban-cinderella-classic/7109903004.html)html


$750!!!...
04-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,893
Posted By sunburst

I was going to explain two great approaches, when...

I was going to explain two great approaches, when I realized I have the same problem! My garage is stuffed beyond anything reasonable.
04-27-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,113
Posted By sunburst

Maybe the best cycling quote and best cycling...

Maybe the best cycling quote and best cycling photo I've ever seen!

And btw, although I have not read each post in detail, guys that are talking (only!) 4-5 bikes are making me smile. I started...
04-27-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By sunburst

duh, I get it now - the bike originally came with...

duh, I get it now - the bike originally came with canti-levers. Someone, at some point, replaced them with V-brakes, so I assumed that was the factory design. Thx for the photo.
04-26-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By sunburst

That cable casing was not an original part (which...

That cable casing was not an original part (which I don't have). Just something in my box.

Yeah, I don't like the curve, so I don't know what Kona was thinking. The brake pull doesn't feel like...
04-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By sunburst

Maiden voyage last night. Today I changed the...

Maiden voyage last night. Today I changed the saddle. Next up is a better crank and bar-ends. Most of these parts came from a wreaked hybrid I bought for parts.

It fits and rides beautifully. I've...
04-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By sunburst

OK, found the part, and found an original pic of...

OK, found the part, and found an original pic of the bike. This cable guide/stop has an indent that fixes the position. I first tried to defeat this because I did not like the curve in the cable, and...
04-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By sunburst

You are right. Kona did have a clamp-on cable...

You are right. Kona did have a clamp-on cable stop right there. Someone took it off, but I still have it, so will install tomorrow and post a photo.
Thx everyone!
04-24-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By sunburst

Kona - missing V-brake cable stop?

I don't work on mtn bikes much, but have adjusted V-brakes a few times. Someone gave me an old Kona Cinder Cone frame that I'm building up. I see a brake cable stop near the headset, but not at the...
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