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Posted By avzay66

Rock Lobster track bike from the 80s

Have a rock lobster track bike from the mid 80s. Fillet brazed frame and a full set of suntour NJS certified track components. Frame/fork is not drilled for brakes. Comes with a nice blue suntour...
12-10-16, 01:36 PM
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Posted By avzay66

Miele Latina 60cm Columbus SL frame, Campy headset

Miele Latina from early 90s in great shape. Comes with campagnolo headset.

Beautiful Columbus SL frame with excellent paint. Frame features internal cable routing with cinelli grommets (yellow). ...
12-10-16, 01:35 PM
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Posted By avzay66

1985 Trek 720 frame 22.5"

Found this one on the east coast from a garage sale. Had an original odometer on it with only 90 miles on it. The frame is in good shape, with one defect. During the shipping to the west coast, the...
02-09-15, 11:24 AM
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Posted By avzay66

Riding a frame that's slightly too big is a lot...

Riding a frame that's slightly too big is a lot more comfortable than riding a frame that's too small (at least in my experience). My ideal size is 59, but I am generally ok riding frames up to 63....
02-02-15, 08:02 PM
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Posted By avzay66

now on to the big question...what color bar tape...

now on to the big question...what color bar tape to get for this one?

Seems like a nice bike so far. Kind of an accidental purchase as I've never closely looked at bianchis before.
02-02-15, 10:38 AM
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Posted By avzay66

What pedals do you have in mind for a trade?...

What pedals do you have in mind for a trade? Please pm!
02-02-15, 10:35 AM
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Posted By avzay66

Rode it briefly last night and I think it fits....

Rode it briefly last night and I think it fits. 60cm c-t-c frame with 58 cm top tube. Needs new cables and some new grease.

I got it for 350.... Did I do ok?
02-01-15, 11:23 PM
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Posted By avzay66

Bianchi: what do I have here?

Picked up a mystery Bianchi today. SLX Frame, gipiemme dropouts, campy throughout (not sure which group).

Looking for some idea about what exactly I have here, as I am not a bianchi expert by any...
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Posted By avzay66

Year ago, picked up a Tommasini in really nice...

Year ago, picked up a Tommasini in really nice shape from a local bike shop for $750. That included them doing a basic overhaul. 900 seems a bit high.
01-08-15, 10:31 AM
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Posted By avzay66

Top tube on my 24.5" 1974 international is 56-57...

Top tube on my 24.5" 1974 international is 56-57 cm, very short
12-23-14, 10:35 AM
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Posted By avzay66

in the process of building this one up. 1960s...

in the process of building this one up. 1960s Peugeot PX-10

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7498/15895003468_56ec30db9d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qdA3KW)IMG_1535 (https://flic.kr/p/qdA3KW) by...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-14, 03:19 PM
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Posted By avzay66

So I built the bike up (to halfway rideable...

So I built the bike up (to halfway rideable state) and tried it today. Frame seems to track straight and rides "no-hands" very well. Bike rides very well by the way.

I assume that it is probably...
12-18-14, 08:04 AM
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Posted By avzay66

Fork on px10 doesn't look original. They used...

Fork on px10 doesn't look original. They used non-labeled dropouts. That super vitus gitane is really cool! Should be a nice frame to build up.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-14-14, 11:53 PM
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Posted By avzay66

this one actually is one of the better ones i've...

this one actually is one of the better ones i've seen workmanship wise

peugeots and raleighs from 60s-70s are pretty bad.

somehow in the mid 80s the build quality of the peugeots really...
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Posted By avzay66

I just sold a very similar 1968 frame for $100 ...

I just sold a very similar 1968 frame for $100

Considering that this one has all the components, I would maybe pay $350 for it.

Atalas are cool, but I prefer bottecchias from that period;...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-14-14, 10:06 PM
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Posted By avzay66

surprisingly enough, the fork is dead straight...

surprisingly enough, the fork is dead straight with no signs of damage at all, however on close examination the bars were bent as well.

From what i've seen it is usually the fork that goes first....
Forum: Framebuilders
12-14-14, 09:39 PM
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Posted By avzay66

potentially repaired steel frame

Recently acquired a cool PX10 frame. Looked straight to me at first, but upon closer examination I noticed that at some point in its life it was bent and then potentially repaired.

Frame looks...
12-13-14, 03:39 PM
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Posted By avzay66

Thumbs up on my recent deal with scozim ...

Thumbs up on my recent deal with scozim

Great frame and packaging was excellent.
12-13-14, 03:19 PM
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Posted By avzay66

Puch Marco Polo Reynolds 531 Frame. 52cm c-to-c...

Puch Marco Polo Reynolds 531 Frame.
52cm c-to-c seat tube, 57.5 cm c-to-c top tube, lugs stamped as "72"; I assume that is the frame angles. Forged Shimano Dropouts on the frame

looking for...
12-03-14, 03:09 PM
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Posted By avzay66

have: 1986 Trek 720 in 22.5" frame size. About...

have: 1986 Trek 720 in 22.5" frame size. About 200 miles total on the frame.

Would like to trade for another Trek 720 in 24"

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/14693529303_c72c458c99_b.jpg...
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Posted By avzay66

hey if you don't end up picking it up, send the...

hey if you don't end up picking it up, send the seller towards my way (I believe you and I just made a deal recently, and you may have my email). I always have extra space for a nice px10.
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Posted By avzay66

Looks like a nice super vitus peugeot. I'd pay...

Looks like a nice super vitus peugeot. I'd pay 100 for it, as the seat post itself goes for 40-50.

As for top tube, has there ever been a documented top tube catastrophic failure? All I could find...
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Posted By avzay66

i'd say this one should be in 500-600 range

i'd say this one should be in 500-600 range
11-03-14, 02:44 PM
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Posted By avzay66

I have a 23 inch (57cm) Atala Super Record...

I have a 23 inch (57cm) Atala Super Record Professional frame from 1969. I believe it is Columbus SL frame (weight and helical reinforcements in steerer fork confirm this). Top tube is 57 cm as well....
11-03-14, 02:39 PM
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Posted By avzay66

I also have a trek 720, which I got for a...

I also have a trek 720, which I got for a bargain. Mine is a 1985, and came with 700c wheels/tires.

As for helicomatic hub, I have 2 of them on different bikes, and it never gave me any problems....
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Posted By avzay66

PSN had a different seatpost (expanding one). If...

PSN had a different seatpost (expanding one). If its an 1986, it would probably have an English bottom bracket, while 1979 would have a French Threaded one. Also the PSN as far as I remember has...
10-10-14, 10:07 PM
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Posted By avzay66

Early 30s. Moved to a town with very rough roads,...

Early 30s. Moved to a town with very rough roads, so my Cannondale was painful to ride on my daily commute. This prompted me to acquire my first steel bike which happened to be vintage. Now I've come...
10-08-14, 11:52 AM
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Posted By avzay66

having been into vintage bikes for about a year...

having been into vintage bikes for about a year and a half, I acquired a decent number of bikes.

late '90s Tommasini Sintesi
'85 Trek 720
'81 Peugeot PKN-10
'74 Raleigh International
early 70s...
09-30-14, 09:32 PM
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Posted By avzay66

PKN10s are great. I commute on mine every day....

PKN10s are great. I commute on mine every day. Replaced the drivetrain with Suntour Cyclone mk2 though, much lighter and works better. Also upgraded brakes to Tektro R539 with Cane creek levers. Mine...
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Posted By avzay66

stem, rear derailleur, shifters and wheels look...

stem, rear derailleur, shifters and wheels look non-original as well. I'd part it out.
09-21-14, 08:13 AM
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Posted By avzay66

I rode an atala record pro frame from the same...

I rode an atala record pro frame from the same time period as yours. To upgrade rear brake I had to get a tektro r559 which can be bought in a nutted mount and has perfect reach with 700c wheels. On...
09-19-14, 07:34 PM
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Posted By avzay66

Raleigh Internationals from the 70s have short...

Raleigh Internationals from the 70s have short top tubes; I believe on my 62cm model the top tube was 56.5cm.

Motobecane made some really nice smooth bikes in the 70s from Vitus tubing as well;...
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Posted By avzay66

i'd pay 200-250 for a repainted one of these. ...

i'd pay 200-250 for a repainted one of these.
Also it look like the 60cm model, rather than 57cm
08-19-14, 09:26 AM
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Posted By avzay66

I tried to contact this person multiple times,...

I tried to contact this person multiple times, however they never responded. These have been listed for about 2 months already.
08-12-14, 01:37 PM
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Posted By avzay66

Very cool frame. I almost bought it, but it was...

Very cool frame. I almost bought it, but it was 2cm too large for me. Hope to see how it turns out.
07-24-14, 10:23 AM
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Posted By avzay66

my go-to fork for older mountain bikes is surly...

my go-to fork for older mountain bikes is surly 1x1 (if your bike can use a 1 1/8" steerer tube). Bike island has them for $64. The 80mm version works great as a replacement for bikes that came...
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Posted By avzay66

the size of that bike looks like a 52cm or...

the size of that bike looks like a 52cm or smaller. Definitely too small for somebody 5'7-6'0" range. $275 is a bit much for a lower end model like this one. These can be had for $100-150 most...
07-20-14, 08:19 PM
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Posted By avzay66

I have a '74 international as well. I believe...

I have a '74 international as well. I believe most of it is original. Mine had campy seatpost, campy pedals, ava tubular rims with butted stainless spokes mounted on campy record high flange hubs....
07-16-14, 08:54 PM
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Posted By avzay66

well its not pretty but it seems to work....

well its not pretty but it seems to work. Installed a nitto technomic 110mm stem and on the first test ride the bike was extremely comfortable and didn't handle funny. The reach is great, but the...
07-14-14, 04:10 PM
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Posted By avzay66

I replaced the simplex drivetrain with Suntour...

I replaced the simplex drivetrain with Suntour Cyclone Mark 2 on my PKN-10. Saved a ton of weight and it shifts way nicer.

as for wheels, the sun M13 rims look right on these vintage bikes. Can be...
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Posted By avzay66

I just passed on a rough (rusty) condition one...

I just passed on a rough (rusty) condition one just like this, seller was asking 100, but it was too much of a project....
06-11-14, 07:03 AM
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Posted By avzay66

Stalk the local craigslist and ebay in 50 mile...

Stalk the local craigslist and ebay in 50 mile radius. With time something will turn up at a good price.
06-10-14, 12:09 PM
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Posted By avzay66

replacing the non-aero levers with aero levers is...

replacing the non-aero levers with aero levers is the first thing I do on every bike i acquire. I find the braking action while riding in the hoods downright dangerous on non-aero levers. If the bike...
06-09-14, 04:06 PM
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Posted By avzay66

these drilled chainrings that go on the...

these drilled chainrings that go on the stronglight 104 can be bought from ebay for around $20 if you pay attention and hunt them down.

$180-200 sounds about right for a bike like this in ridable...
06-09-14, 01:13 PM
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Posted By avzay66

its a PKN 10, I have an identical one from the...

its a PKN 10, I have an identical one from the same period. Mine has french cups. I believe it has butted Reynolds 531 main triangle with unknown quality fork and stays.

I pulled mine from the...
06-03-14, 10:13 AM
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Posted By avzay66

the center of gravity thing is what worries me. I...

the center of gravity thing is what worries me. I tend to prefer bikes with shorter top tubes, 58 being the most I can handle (ideal is 56-57 with 80mm stem). So the top tube is in the ball park for...
06-02-14, 09:13 PM
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Posted By avzay66

84 Trek 720; some issues with making it fit

I recently traded some things for a barn-find Trek 720 from 1984. The thing is in great condition, with all original parts and only 84 miles on the installed odometer. Based on virtually no brake pad...
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Posted By avzay66

this is the bike, it cleaned up very nice before...

this is the bike, it cleaned up very nice before I put it up for sale

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14209122014_d7ca85a13e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nDBsWj)DSC_2149 (https://flic.kr/p/nDBsWj)...
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Posted By avzay66

the decal on fork doesnt seem to match the one on...

the decal on fork doesnt seem to match the one on the frame, so fork might have gotten replaced at some point.

should be like this:
...
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Posted By avzay66

Well nice pictures did the trick. Sold in 1 day...

Well nice pictures did the trick. Sold in 1 day on craigslist for 250

maybe my asking price was too low.
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