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10-17-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By rccardr

1987 Eddy Merckx Century, 57 X 56cm, Tricolor/Deore

For sale is this truly lovely 1987 Eddy Merckx Century bicycle. Seat tube is 57cm CTC, top tube is 56cm CTC. Stand over height is 32.5 inches. Flat fork crown with ‘logo’ pantographs. The original...
10-13-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By rccardr

58 X 55 1988 Red Zunow Hummingbird Z1 SOLD!

For sale is this unusual red 1988 Zunow Hummingbird Z-1 bike. Seat tube is 57cm CTC, top tube is 55cm CTC. Has multiple colorful pantographs, rare dual plane brake bridge, Ditchex top tube (formed...
10-12-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By rccardr

1988 Bottecchia Team Record, SLX, 57cm SOLD

For sale is this awesome 1988 Bottecchia Team Record bike, which I believe was the highest-level frame they sold that year. Seat tube is 57cm CTC, top tube is 56cm CTC. Columbus SLX tubing with...
10-11-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By rccardr

1993 Merckx Team Telekom frameset, 56cm.

For sale is this 1993 Eddy Merckx Team Telekom Corsa frameset. ORIGINAL PAINT. Columbus SL tubing. Seat tube is 56cm CTC, top tube is also 56cm CTC. Stand over height when built with 700 X 25c...
10-11-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By rccardr

More pics... ...

More pics...

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10-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By rccardr

1985 Merckx 7-Eleven bike, 55cm SOLD

For sale is this iconic 1985 Eddy Merckx 7-Eleven ‘tribute’ bike. Seat tube is 55cm CTC, top tube is also 55cm CTC. Stand over height is 32.25 inches. I am probably the third owner of the frame,...
10-07-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By rccardr

That's quite attractive. Nice score.

That's quite attractive. Nice score.
10-03-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 140,642
Posted By rccardr

I MAY have a pair of NOS Mavic Pro Elite rims in...

I MAY have a pair of NOS Mavic Pro Elite rims in 32 hole in The Lab. I've used these with 32 sized tires without any problem (at Eroica, which is a tough testing ground). Don't know where Hardy, VA...
09-26-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,897
Posted By rccardr

Well, I offered. As did Bill.

Well, I offered. As did Bill.
09-26-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By rccardr

Not withTenax, which is a seamed tubing. ...

Not withTenax, which is a seamed tubing.
Seatposts on all the Tenax bikes I've ever owned were 26.6.
That's a nice riding frame, regardless.
09-25-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,897
Posted By rccardr

Ship the Ironman to me and get it back a couple...

Ship the Ironman to me and get it back a couple weeks later.

Fin.

Like the man said, we have people.
09-22-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By rccardr

Just checked the 7 speed Exage DT shifters on the...

Just checked the 7 speed Exage DT shifters on the Bottecchia and mine are the later, completely sealed units that came out after 7400 and 6208 (both of those front shifters used a multi-part assembly...
09-15-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By rccardr

PFB, glad you are OK. Too bad about the car, but...

PFB, glad you are OK. Too bad about the car, but it can be replaced.

Meanwhile, a most excellent bike show on Saturday followed by an outstanding dinner.
Best swag bags ever.
Excellent ride...
09-12-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By rccardr

Lovely. I think you'll find that's an 83. Check...

Lovely. I think you'll find that's an 83. Check out page 8: https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2083.pdf

I picked up this as a bare frame the end of last...
09-09-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By rccardr

Steve- Don't get the wrong impression, you will...

Steve- Don't get the wrong impression, you will be very welcomed.
I'm looking forward to meeting you myself, was happy to hear that you'd be around.
Doc
09-08-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,747
Posted By rccardr

fify

fify
09-08-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,763
Posted By rccardr

Grady- Yes, that's the one I have been using for...

Grady- Yes, that's the one I have been using for a few years now. I haven't experienced any problem with it moving around and hitting my leg like Prowler, but can see how that might happen depending...
09-07-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,763
Posted By rccardr

Two Fish makes an excellent strap on bottle cage...

Two Fish makes an excellent strap on bottle cage holder that works very well.
I've used one for years on various bikes with only one set of cage mounts.
09-07-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 661,536
Posted By rccardr

That's gotta be 126. Interesting vertical...

That's gotta be 126. Interesting vertical dropouts.

Bonus: chain hanger and fender eyelets!
09-02-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By rccardr

I've done the narrow/UG only to wide/UG/HG swap...

I've done the narrow/UG only to wide/UG/HG swap ten or fifteen times, each time with success. There are times I've had to mess around with cones and seals, but not always. And it helps if you have...
09-01-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By rccardr

Best advice I got the first time I went to...

Best advice I got the first time I went to southern Wisconsin for a ride: "Wear comfortable shoes."

Meanwhile...
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08-31-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,113
Posted By rccardr

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08-28-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,380
Posted By rccardr

I really like my Zunow Z-1. Handles kinda like a...

I really like my Zunow Z-1. Handles kinda like a Cinelli. Fast like a Pelizzoli. Panto's all over like...a Zunow.
08-24-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By rccardr

I own both, pretty much: an 88 SR500 and an 86...

I own both, pretty much: an 88 SR500 and an 86 Ironman.

The difference is...not much. Both are efficient at transferring rider effort to forward motion. Both look great. Both are totally reliable....
08-21-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,017
Posted By rccardr

25" ST's are not that hard to find. There's an...

25" ST's are not that hard to find. There's an '85 on eBay right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Cannondale-ST-400-bicycle/173848463591?hash=item287a2d08e7:g:1K0AAOSw5cZcNBu6b
And another, later...
08-18-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,935
Posted By rccardr

We all know that not all bikes peoduce the same...

We all know that not all bikes peoduce the same speed from the same effort- for all of the reasons mentioned above.

I'd say that roughly a half dozen of the bikes in my collection are 'fast': The...
08-14-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By rccardr

If you decide what you need is a nice clamp on...

If you decide what you need is a nice clamp on set of Shimano indexed downtube shifters for a Shimano 7 speed cassette/freewheel, shoot me a PM.
I have what you need, turnkey.
08-13-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,670
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmmmmm.....that's a lot of luck.

Mmmmmmmmm.....that's a lot of luck.
08-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,670
Posted By rccardr

Hunh. Wonder why, over several decades & tens...

Hunh.
Wonder why, over several decades & tens of thousands of miles, none of this has ever happened to me. Ever.
08-05-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By rccardr

I would keep the 42 and replace the 52 with a 50....

I would keep the 42 and replace the 52 with a 50. Then contact PastorbobinNH and have him make you a custom 14-16-17-18-19-22-25 seven speed freewheel. I find with flatland gearing that in the 15-20...
08-02-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By rccardr

Same same, should be very familiar if you're used...

Same same, should be very familiar if you're used to servicing Shimano cup and cone hubs.
07-26-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By rccardr

Tomasso, yes. Tomassini, no. Seller has his...

Tomasso, yes. Tomassini, no.
Seller has his facts wrong.
07-22-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By rccardr

Velox is great stuff, and was the go-to sure...

Velox is great stuff, and was the go-to sure thing best product for many, many years.

Then modern rims came along, with higher rim sides and shallower channels. Just as we were all moving to...
07-22-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,113
Posted By rccardr

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07-21-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,496
Posted By rccardr

People crazy.

People crazy.
07-21-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,480
Posted By rccardr

Yep, 25's will be the largest you can fit on an...

Yep, 25's will be the largest you can fit on an SR frame of that vintage.
Sticking point is the FD mount.
07-09-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By rccardr

That crank will work fine with 10 speed, but...

That crank will work fine with 10 speed, but masi61 makes a good point about indexed FD shifting. Pretty much anything can be made to work with friction FD shifting- bar end or down tube- but...
07-07-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,916
Posted By rccardr

Geez. Drops mike.

Geez.
Drops mike.
07-01-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 89,018
Posted By rccardr

Daily 20+ mile sprints at the beach in North...

Daily 20+ mile sprints at the beach in North Carolina with my daughter and son in law. Flat, but with strong winds. They've been training in spin class since January in an effort to 'beat the old...
06-28-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 178,791
Posted By rccardr

Do a little on-site searching and you will find...

Do a little on-site searching and you will find that one of the members has pretty much de-coded the serial numbers more accurately than the Cadre site.
Dura Ace 7700 or 7410 would be an excellent...
06-23-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,163
Posted By rccardr

It's a great time to be a collector, a terrible...

It's a great time to be a collector, a terrible time to be a seller.
06-23-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By rccardr

Agreed. The Wolftooth isn't any kind of magic...

Agreed. The Wolftooth isn't any kind of magic device. A short cage derailleur has a body intended to shift correctly-crisply and consistently-up to maybe a 28 tooth cog. You can stretch that a little...
06-20-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By rccardr

Here's an example pic of a tribute 7-Eleven I...

Here's an example pic of a tribute 7-Eleven I built last year. It's Columbus SL, has the sloping crown fork. Looked at a lot of pictures online from the period when the bikes were actually being...
06-19-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By rccardr

Correct group would be Dura Ace 7402, 8 speed...

Correct group would be Dura Ace 7402, 8 speed double, downtube shifters.
Seat post, saddle, bars, bar wrap color, pedals & wheelsets all seem to change around depending on rider preference and...
05-15-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 671,792
Posted By rccardr

1983 Davidson custom. Very much like a Discovery...

1983 Davidson custom. Very much like a Discovery model, was used for extensive touring by the original owner. Paint and chrome updates by Robert Freeman, done for the OO prior to his passing....
04-29-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,591
Posted By rccardr

Completely forgot to post a few pics of my...

Completely forgot to post a few pics of my recently completed Miyata 1200...
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03-30-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By rccardr

Wow...Paletti. Always been fascinated with the...

Wow...Paletti. Always been fascinated with the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't-lug-no lug execution.

I understand your excitement. Enjoy!
Replies: 24
Views: 3,356
Posted By rccardr

RUN, do not walk, to buy that at $195

RUN, do not walk, to buy that at $195
08-07-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By rccardr

Sorry, Bill, meant to post it in Sales...

Sorry, Bill, meant to post it in Sales originally. Old man brain f$rt, I guess.

At any rate, this has been sold. Took about 25 minutes from posting!
08-07-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By rccardr

'85 Eddy Merckx Professional, 55cm, Dura Ace

Up for sale is this excellent refurbished Eddy Merckx Professional with the desirable flat crown 'signature' fork. Size is 55cm square. Frame was purchased from fellow BF'er Horatio in January, then...
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