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05-05-21, 08:39 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Thanks Panzer! That looks like a good solution

Thanks Panzer! That looks like a good solution
05-05-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By orcas island

Good call! Iíll set up something temporarily,...

Good call! Iíll set up something temporarily, but would like to find a set of the original hardware.
Perhaps someone has a set of these that came with their rack and didnít need to use them?
05-04-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By orcas island

WTB- Blackburn Low rider rack mounting hdwe

I know itís a long shot, but Iím looking for a set of the u-bolt hardware that accompanied Blackburn low rider front racks and allowed for mounting to the fork blades of bikes without braze on...
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Posted By orcas island

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the...

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the neighborhood of $600-$650 in the Bay Area. It looks lovely, and Iím sure youíve got an investment In the extra wheel set youíve built for it. Agree with...
03-31-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,426
Posted By orcas island

^ Yes, that bolt does need to be shortened

^ Yes, that bolt does need to be shortened
03-31-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,426
Posted By orcas island

1973 with Capella lugs. Itís a very non-original...

1973 with Capella lugs. Itís a very non-original build. ...
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Posted By orcas island

Agreed!^. Looks to have a TA triple crank,...

Agreed!^. Looks to have a TA triple crank, Suntour bar-ends, and a mid 80ís rear wheel dynamo lighting system as well. That bike is a winner at $400 or less in my book, providing the frame isnít...
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Views: 321
Posted By orcas island

Tomm- it looks like you have it set up very...

Tomm- it looks like you have it set up very nicely. Did I see you had this on the Sacramento CL a week ago? If so, I thought your asking price was quite fair.
03-13-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

^ Good point; thatís an easy fix. Looking at the...

^ Good point; thatís an easy fix. Looking at the cable guides on your bike as compared to mine- yours look to be placed decidedly biased toward the drive side of the top tube where mine are placed...
03-13-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

Bearings greased and adjusted, new cables, tires,...

Bearings greased and adjusted, new cables, tires, brakes, and bar end shifters. Out tomorrow morning for a shake down ride to see if the brake levers need to be repositioned before wrapping the bars....
03-11-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,961
Posted By orcas island

One of each: ...

One of each:

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Nearly finished 1973 Gitane TDF
...
03-11-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

Ok, we are getting a little closer here... New...

Ok, we are getting a little closer here...
New French bars, stem and brake levers (courtesy of Obrentharris). New cables, VO crankset that I had in the stash, bar wrap, and a Cyclone front...
03-06-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

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03-05-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

A major ďthank youĒ to forum member Obrentharris...

A major ďthank youĒ to forum member Obrentharris for providing me with an entire French cockpit to replace the one that was missing from this Gitane
Pivo stem, unmarked (but French) bars and a very...
03-04-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

I think I know that fella too!

I think I know that fella too!
03-03-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

I have a bottle of that ďSulfur BlazeĒ nail...

I have a bottle of that ďSulfur BlazeĒ nail polish on order and will give it a try once it arrives. Decals from Greg Softley will follow that up.
03-03-21, 10:45 AM
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Posted By orcas island

Suntour, baby!:love:

Suntour, baby!:love:
03-02-21, 10:40 PM
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Views: 27,408
Posted By orcas island

New puppy Yoshi ...

New puppy Yoshi
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03-02-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

Thank you for the lead on that nail polish color!

Thank you for the lead on that nail polish color!
03-02-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

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Not sure whether this claw was added later or...
03-02-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

Thank you!

Thank you!
03-01-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

I mis-posted this in the Appraisals forum; does...

I mis-posted this in the Appraisals forum; does anyone know how Iíd move to to the C&V forum?
03-01-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

Not to my knowledge.

Not to my knowledge.
03-01-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By orcas island

1973 Gitane TDF

My New Years resolution about ďno new bikesĒ lasted a full 2 months. Better than many of my resolutions...
Just couldnít resist this gold Tour de France in my size. It lingered on EBay for about 6...
02-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By orcas island

I owned a 1965-ish Frejus Super Corsa that came...

I owned a 1965-ish Frejus Super Corsa that came with a Columbus tubing decal on the original paint frame. The groups thought was that some of their higher end frames were offered in a choice of...
02-12-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 61,519
Views: 9,284,715
Posted By orcas island

This is a really rare bird in the Centurion...

This is a really rare bird in the Centurion lineup. If it were my size I would be all over this one!
02-04-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By orcas island

This was one that I bought from the daughter of...

This was one that I bought from the daughter of the original owner who said she bought it from the shop in 1984 set up like this. I checked in with Specialized who said they didnít have records of...
02-03-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By orcas island

This may not be quite what you had in mind, but...

This may not be quite what you had in mind, but here was a non-stock Stumpy I owned for a bit a few years back:
...
01-31-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,620
Posted By orcas island

Iíve been really fortunate over the past decade...

Iíve been really fortunate over the past decade with the bikes Iíve ďcycledĒ through. Iím down to seven at this point; all my size and all basically paid for by sales of others that have moved...
01-30-21, 09:48 AM
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Posted By orcas island

Back up on the SF Craigslist this morning for...

Back up on the SF Craigslist this morning for $250. Seller did straighten the handlebars though...
01-30-21, 12:08 AM
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Posted By orcas island

My wife is a therapist; itís a survival...

My wife is a therapist; itís a survival technique! :lol:
01-29-21, 07:42 PM
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Posted By orcas island

i think that both things are true. He did spend...

i think that both things are true. He did spend a lot of cash at the bike shop (more then half of it on parts), but shop time isnít cheap.
I agree that most of us would have preferred to do the...
01-29-21, 02:23 PM
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Views: 9,284,715
Posted By orcas island

You donít see these pop up very frequently. I...

You donít see these pop up very frequently. I think that overall his asking price is reasonable considering the fact that it seems to be road ready, and not a project. You often see lesser bikes for...
01-27-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled...

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled into things. I know; itís kind of funny, actually. Really; whatís up with doing one lever and not the other?!? :roflmao2:
Maybe someone ran out of...
01-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

Bearings are all freshly greased and adjusted and...

Bearings are all freshly greased and adjusted and all of the previous crunchy stiffness is just a memory. Now I just need to get my hands on a freewheel with a larger cog then the 24 tooth that came...
01-24-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

Good observation ^

Good observation ^
01-24-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

The first letter in the serial number is ďAĒ. ...

The first letter in the serial number is ďAĒ.
The grease in the headset was so gummy that it effectively kept the bearings from moving; the grease in the front hub was- wait for it- nonexistent! No...
01-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

Tight squeeze for sure!

Tight squeeze for sure!
01-24-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

Yes- I finished that one up and moved it along....

Yes- I finished that one up and moved it along. It was a 20-1/2” frame; this one is the next size up and it fits me better.
01-24-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

I havenít looked that closely at the existing...

I havenít looked that closely at the existing Shimano 600 brakes. Iím planning to replace them with either a set of Universal 68 side pulls that I have or try to find a set of DiaCompe center pulls...
01-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By orcas island

1973 Raleigh International

I picked this up yesterday; I believe it to be a Ď73 due to the Capella lugs. I havenít had one with this type of lug before and that was probably the main reason I went after it.
The frame and...
01-16-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By orcas island

Very nice!

Very nice!
01-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,172
Posted By orcas island

The consensus is that this isnít really a Cinelli...

The consensus is that this isnít really a Cinelli , just as I had imagined/suspected. Something lightweight and nice, but not a Cinelli despite the headbadge and decals
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Views: 1,492
Posted By orcas island

:thumb: Very nice!

:thumb: Very nice!
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By orcas island

With the exception of the brake levers and stem...

With the exception of the brake levers and stem it looks like itís all there (from what can be seen). Needs clean up and detailing to be sure. Rear bag could hold some value depending on its maker....
12-12-20, 08:24 PM
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Posted By orcas island

That is a TALL Expedition! Too bad it seems to...

That is a TALL Expedition! Too bad it seems to have been living outside for the past few years
12-06-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By orcas island

Thatís a beautiful bike, and a super price....

Thatís a beautiful bike, and a super price. Wishing this were a 54cm size!
12-03-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,261
Posted By orcas island

Most of my non-bicycle free time and available...

Most of my non-bicycle free time and available cash goes into vintage motorcycles (mostly 1970ís), and rebuilding a 1984 Nissan 4x4 pickup...
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By orcas island

A bit hard to say without photos. The usual...

A bit hard to say without photos. The usual caveats apply; where are you located, what size is it, are you thinking of a local Craigslist sale or EBay and their attendant fees?
With all of that...
11-12-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By orcas island

That was a big score! :thumb: A few years back...

That was a big score! :thumb:
A few years back I discovered an Ed Litton in a pile of stuff at the local Goodwill, headed for the metal recycler. Itís problem: it was missing the front wheel. A...
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