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05-04-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By 5cagm

Bamboo Content - Nice Story

Hi all,

Thought I would share a story I was reading on a local blog here in Toronto. Enjoy!

http://torontoist.com/2012/05/bikes-of-bamboo/ (photos can be found at this URL as well as credit...
03-31-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks Brian! I do actually have a set of stem...

Thanks Brian! I do actually have a set of stem shifters that I was considering putting on their but I kind of felt they would ruin the aesthetics of the bike. Bar-ends would probably be the best...
03-30-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks Chris! Whoa! Someone has a lot of faith...

Thanks Chris!
Whoa! Someone has a lot of faith in an entry level tourer haha. That being said, after wrenching on this for a bit, it does seem a solidly built bike. No complaints as of yet. I'll...
03-30-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Quick Update: I've stripped the entire bike...

Quick Update:

I've stripped the entire bike down and replaced the bearings in the pedals to get them to spin again ;). Fenders, in this case SKS Chromo Plastic, have been added. I went the SKS...
03-20-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By 5cagm

I'm pretty sure that's just an illusion caused by...

I'm pretty sure that's just an illusion caused by the bars being slightly turned. Look at the alignment, the wheel isn't facing straight forward.
03-15-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,559
Posted By 5cagm

Can you change the scanner settings to scan as a...

Can you change the scanner settings to scan as a .jpg, png, .gif, or .bmp? Those should play nice with photobucket.

Take care.
03-13-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,732
Posted By 5cagm

http://www.velobase.com/CompImages/RDerailleur/DD8...

http://www.velobase.com/CompImages/RDerailleur/DD86C025-C20F-47EE-92B9-E744D4CB447D.jpeg

Definitely one of my favourites. You have to have matching shifters for this one though. Dura Ace of this...
03-07-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By 5cagm

Wow! 100% did not notice it was for sale from...

Wow! 100% did not notice it was for sale from here. I need to find out who this guy is haha. I definitely thought you were suggesting I was the seller ;)
03-07-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By 5cagm

Yea the pics are absolutely horrible! I wish...

Yea the pics are absolutely horrible! I wish there were some nice up close shots.
03-06-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By 5cagm

Gold Plated Colnago 35th Anniversary C-Record GroupS NOS

:twitchy: Not in any way a plug but I was just cruising fleecebay for some campy gear and stumbled upon this :twitchy:
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03-05-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By 5cagm

Hi there, I've got a '91 (possibly '92) Merlin...

Hi there,
I've got a '91 (possibly '92) Merlin so I know a fair bit about them but I would in no way call myself an expert. The serial number of the frame is 2146 and I've been told that the numbers...
03-05-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,029
Posted By 5cagm

I did the exact same thing! If that's NOS I'd use...

I did the exact same thing! If that's NOS I'd use as it as the most expensive paper weight until I found the perfect project for it. IMO that first gen C-Record group is gorgeous. The pantographed...
03-04-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By 5cagm

I purchased a complete Pinarello last summer...

I purchased a complete Pinarello last summer (headbadge included ;) ) for less than the current bid...
03-02-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By 5cagm

It's a big bike but I have my doubts that's a 68....

It's a big bike but I have my doubts that's a 68. I have a feeling it's more likely that represents the year of production but correct me if I'm wrong!
03-01-12, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,727
Posted By 5cagm

I was second to call on one of those PDM team...

I was second to call on one of those PDM team replicas last summer. They owner had it set up as commuter with some nasty racks and I believe a U-lock mount :twitchy:
03-01-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By 5cagm

Pictures will help a lot! I'd love to see all of...

Pictures will help a lot! I'd love to see all of them if possible :)
03-01-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By 5cagm

Google:...

Google: http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101885
03-01-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,846
Posted By 5cagm

I found this image of a race in 1992 by googling....

I found this image of a race in 1992 by googling. Does it look like the second rider's bike? It's a bit hard to see...
...
03-01-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By 5cagm

Darn! Well, whatever you decide to do with...

Darn!

Well, whatever you decide to do with it, somebody will be very happy!
03-01-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By 5cagm

Unfortunately I'm not convinced any of these...

Unfortunately I'm not convinced any of these shops will have the know how to do this. I'd still have a look though. I'm not sure if there are any shops with Marinoni connections still around but I'd...
03-01-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By 5cagm

What size is it? I may be interested....

What size is it? I may be interested. Unfortunately it looks a little big (58 or 59?). I'm looking closer to the 55-56 range.


Cheers!
02-29-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By 5cagm

Gorgeous! I've always wanted a Panasonic but they...

Gorgeous! I've always wanted a Panasonic but they seem very hard to find up here
02-29-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By 5cagm

Nice bike. In other news, I need to move to SF

Nice bike. In other news, I need to move to SF
02-28-12, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks Chris! They do appear to be stainless...

Thanks Chris!

They do appear to be stainless as I can't see a spec of corrosion but I'm not 100% sure the best way to check. The rims are Rigida and I can't find any branding on the hubs. No quick...
02-28-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Just a quick update and there will be more to...

Just a quick update and there will be more to come over the coming weeks. I tore the bike down to the frame (left the cranks. BB, etc on for now as they spin smooth) and have begun the build. I got a...
02-28-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By 5cagm

I'm personally a huge fan of monoplanars but that...

I'm personally a huge fan of monoplanars but that may just be because they look great :)!
02-24-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,500
Posted By 5cagm

I've done it before with a Merlin frameset I...

I've done it before with a Merlin frameset I received. The fork was a Kinesis 1" threadless (steel steerer with carbin blades). I used a modern headset, threadless stem with a shim and spacers etc....
02-24-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By 5cagm

I had an 84 and it was Suntour Cyclone equipped...

I had an 84 and it was Suntour Cyclone equipped with DiaCompe levers and 500g side pulls, Sakae CX(?) crank, bars were SR, I believe the stem was fairly generic. Wheels were Araya rims laced to, I...
02-24-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By 5cagm

+1 there weren't many low end TT bikes made. To...

+1 there weren't many low end TT bikes made. To be honest the worst I've seen one suited with was 105.
02-23-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,777
Posted By 5cagm

@The Chic The Sante group is fetching high,...

@The Chic

The Sante group is fetching high, bordering silly, prices on ebay. I'd say in Toronto, all cleaned up and photographed well you'd likely get north of $400. The size may be a factor but...
02-23-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By 5cagm

That first image makes it look like the previous...

That first image makes it look like the previous owner was short on derailleur cables and decided to move the clamp-on shifters down to avoid getting longer cables haha
02-15-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By 5cagm

To follow up my last comment...Have you ever...

To follow up my last comment...Have you ever watched the Antiques Roadshow? You know when these great looking pieces of furniture come in and the appraiser gets all excited, only to note that it has...
02-15-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By 5cagm

I would say absolutely not but that is only my...

I would say absolutely not but that is only my opinion. The amount of $$$ you will spend for a quality repaint and the amount that the value of the bike will depreciate by removing the original paint...
02-14-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks for the help Randy! Don't worry, the...

Thanks for the help Randy! Don't worry, the Falcon I bought from you will find a good use. I just decided that it would take a bit too much time to get into the condition I want it to be in and I saw...
02-13-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Drummerboy: Thanks for the compliments! It...

Drummerboy: Thanks for the compliments! It definitely is pretty cool. The brakes are cantilevers and given the 'Trail' name I'd assume they were used on MTBs as well

ChrisinMiami: Glad you like...
02-13-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks for the suggestions Chris! Definitely...

Thanks for the suggestions Chris! Definitely taking everything in to consideration. I bought some basic cruiser bars a little while back...
02-13-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Hi Velognome, Raceblades were ditched...

Hi Velognome,
Raceblades were ditched immediately after snapping the photos so I'm considering them a nice freebie for another rider. I'm liking the Wald Basket suggestion! Budget isn't too much of...
02-13-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By 5cagm

Interesting Peugeot Tourer

Hi all,

I found a bit of an interesting Peugeot Tourer. It's definitely on the lower end but will serve its purpose as a lucky lady's campus bike/commuter. If anyone (I'm looking at you T-Mar)...
02-07-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By 5cagm

PS if that's a 56 I'm jealous...

PS if that's a 56 I'm jealous...
02-07-12, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By 5cagm

Hi! The levers and calipers definitely look to be...

Hi! The levers and calipers definitely look to be 600 (tri-colour) to me. The 7400 Dura Ace of that era had polished calipers and the levers had a different finish. The crank looks to be 600 as well...
02-07-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks for all of the helpful comments! I really...

Thanks for all of the helpful comments! I really appreciate it :)
02-07-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks Doohickie! I really appreciate all of the...

Thanks Doohickie! I really appreciate all of the awesome information. I'll definitely be sure to get the 'R' model. As the price can't really be beat, I'm probably going to give it a go. Take care!
02-07-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By 5cagm

Haha excellent, That pretty much sums up my...

Haha excellent,

That pretty much sums up my expectations!
02-07-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By 5cagm

New SunRace Freewheels - Opinions

Hi all,

I'm in the process of tuning up a few 10 speeds and one of them has a well used freewheel. I was wondering if anyone had heard about or used these new SunRace freewheels as replacements...
02-07-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By 5cagm

I was just thinking the same thing as I had seen...

I was just thinking the same thing as I had seen this as well. Very under dressed but if you could get the price to come down a little bit it would be well worth it given the prices SLX frames are...
02-06-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By 5cagm

Building a Cruiser/Commuter

Hi all,

It has been quite a while since I last posted here, and I'm usually more into the high flying road bikes and not so much for the get around commuters, but this one is being built for the...
10-25-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By 5cagm

Yea the ultegra brakes are nice for sure, I have...

Yea the ultegra brakes are nice for sure, I have a set. The tubing sticker doesn't look like Tange either...Excell maybe?
10-25-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By 5cagm

It looks to be a in great condition and appears...

It looks to be a in great condition and appears to have a Deore or 105 group (based on the colour scheme). I don't think it's a steal at that price but if you're looking for a rider and it fits I...
10-23-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,500
Posted By 5cagm

Thanks KonAaron, I'll have a look around and see...

Thanks KonAaron, I'll have a look around and see if I can find some similar examples. Cheers!
10-22-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,500
Posted By 5cagm

I still have no idea what mine is. There are...

I still have no idea what mine is. There are clearly none of the grease ports that others have in their GG BBs. The spindle is Ti and I know that the bearings are pressed directly into the BB shell...
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