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08-27-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By PTB

The top side of the chainstay is either highly...

The top side of the chainstay is either highly polished or chromed but not the whole tube.

As T-Mar noted, the dropout flats are chromed, but not the bodies.

For paint, I might just mask off...
08-27-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By PTB

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180827_212549_a9dc20a7acca1051578da86d19f8f292161cba97.jpg

That was a LOT of paint....
08-27-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By PTB

That is a cool option! I actually called...

That is a cool option! I actually called Rivendell today. Unfortunately, the decals come in white only, and I had planned a white prarl color. . .
08-25-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By PTB

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180825_210629_16cc55db481463f39a5a9c0030cb7772b88165ad.jpg...
08-19-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By PTB

Weighed it last night. Frame, fork, headset and...

Weighed it last night. Frame, fork, headset and assorted bolts: 5lbs, 14oz. Fork is 1lb, 12oz.
08-15-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By PTB

Mystery custom frame--or is it? Should I get a decal set?

A friend sold me this frame. It is some sort of custom frame, we think. Does not appear to have been built up, but there are some tool marks on the dropouts. I'd like to get any ideas you all have...
01-03-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By PTB

Here is the link to the thread with pics of my...

Here is the link to the thread with pics of my black one consistent with meatwad's post.
01-03-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By PTB

Yeah, I own one of these, too. Same thing:...

Yeah, I own one of these, too. Same thing: suicide levers and stem shifters. Even a steel chainring set. Z-series shifting. Similar gold decals, too. Turned out the frame was made in Taiwan (the...
12-15-06, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,784
Posted By PTB

I'm also in minneapolis. I think I know which...

I'm also in minneapolis. I think I know which guy you're referring to (Plymouth off 394). His prices are always reasonable and he's duly reconditioned the bikes he sells. I think its great. ...
12-15-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,138
Posted By PTB

It looks more like a 58cm from the pics. Bikes in...

It looks more like a 58cm from the pics. Bikes in the 61-62 range tend to have longer-looking head tubes.

The geometry and proportions of your pics make it look more like the bikes I own, which...
12-14-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By PTB

And that you can't get replacement parts for,...

And that you can't get replacement parts for, anymore. Maybe you should just fool them by pretending to throw them away?
12-14-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By PTB

Thanks, everyone. I'll make the adjustments and...

Thanks, everyone. I'll make the adjustments and re-try. I'll try dating it, too.

I hope T-Mar spots this thread as I'd like to know the manufacturer. My understanding is that Univega was a...
12-14-06, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 386,434
Posted By PTB

Kurt, is that a pink flamingo in the background? ...

Kurt, is that a pink flamingo in the background?

Lock it up! They stopped making them, and they will soon be collector's items!
12-13-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By PTB

Bump.

Bump.
12-12-06, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By PTB

Univega Viva Sport/Saddle Fit?

Recent CL pickup.

I'm pretty sure this is from the late 70s. I threw a different set of wheels on it to use a their newer freewheel and tires, and I also threw a new chain on it (although I...
12-12-06, 09:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,733
Posted By PTB

I am absolutely in love with the upgrade to...

I am absolutely in love with the upgrade to barcons (old school ratcheting friction Suntours) on my LeTour Luxe.
12-12-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 386,434
Posted By PTB

My 1983 LeTour Luxe

I bought this bike in May 2006, and here it is after all of the changes I've made. I think this one is "done" for now and I'll be devoting my time to other projects.

Started with a 1983 LeTour...
12-12-06, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 435,424
Posted By PTB

What? No Fork?

What? No Fork?
12-11-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By PTB

DO NOT USE GOOF OFF. It will eat through dang...

DO NOT USE GOOF OFF. It will eat through dang near anything.

I use WD40 and Goo Gone, in that order.
12-11-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,489
Posted By PTB

There's a guy on this forum that makes decals....

There's a guy on this forum that makes decals. Someone might post with his website (I don't remember it off the top of my head). That's probably the best way to go.

A cheaper (and crappier)...
12-11-06, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,489
Posted By PTB

I really like my 4130 frame, but its a United...

I really like my 4130 frame, but its a United States-built Schwinn sourced from a LeTour Luxe.

Assuming that the Japanese Bridgestone frame has similar characteristics, I would say its definitely...
12-07-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,142
Posted By PTB

Lugged frame has what appears to be collars where...

Lugged frame has what appears to be collars where the tubing joins. Yours appears to be lugged.

Non-lugged frames would have a welding bead around the joints, or be completely smooth (unlikely...
12-07-06, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 395,541
Posted By PTB

A HA! Got it. Took me a while. Its sort of like...

A HA! Got it. Took me a while. Its sort of like Where's Waldo.

http://a.im.craigslist.org/VT/29/tdfVCNlvusDzbRQpeFV5JF6szdHl.jpg
12-07-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,142
Posted By PTB

Oh, and by "rear brake posts" it appears you're...

Oh, and by "rear brake posts" it appears you're referring to cantilevers. Cantilevers would use "posts" (aka "bosses") welded to the seat stays. But since this is a vintage roadie, it is probably...
12-07-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,142
Posted By PTB

Because of the value of the parts you'd have to...

Because of the value of the parts you'd have to put into it, the frame is probably worth selling alone--no need to put crappy wheels on it, which don't have any value and will just drive up your...
12-07-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 395,541
Posted By PTB

Pretty sure lister meant "freewheel" but either...

Pretty sure lister meant "freewheel" but either way its over priced.
12-05-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 395,541
Posted By PTB

It was on this C&V forum in the cotton/cork/vinyl...

It was on this C&V forum in the cotton/cork/vinyl thread that was up a day or two ago. Lots of good links in that thread to colored cotton suppliers, and one link to how to use hemp.
12-05-06, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,450
Posted By PTB

My house came with a basement workbench. I clamp...

My house came with a basement workbench. I clamp a 2x4 to one edge of of the bench (so it sticks straight out a little over a foot), and attach a clamp-on vise to it, and that makes my workstand. ...
12-04-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,039
Posted By PTB

AH HA! Under the cycle shop sticker: MADE IN...

AH HA! Under the cycle shop sticker: MADE IN TAIWAN.

Now, we're getting somewhere. So what model of Bianchi came with entry-level components and was made in Taiwan?
12-04-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,039
Posted By PTB

Pics were requested, so here they are. You...

Pics were requested, so here they are.

You can see I was wrong about the cranks. They're Sugino VP, not SR. The stem shifters are marked Z401. Still no identifiable model on the derailers.
...
12-04-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By PTB

+1 Here. Probably to the chagrin of many on this...

+1 Here. Probably to the chagrin of many on this forum, I used Rustoleum (with no primer) on an old Ishiwata frame. It is a very strong finish and I am pleased with the results.
12-04-06, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 435,424
Posted By PTB

Vintage 531 frame in Minneapolis area. ...

Vintage 531 frame in Minneapolis area.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/243553377.html
12-04-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,039
Posted By PTB

Not even any tubing stickers or model name?...

Not even any tubing stickers or model name? Interesting. This might have been the time they shifted some low-end stuff to Japan or Taiwan to compete with the low-cost bikes coming from there starting...
12-04-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,039
Posted By PTB

Entry-level Bianchi Circa 1986

Went to a thrift store over the weekend and found a Bianchi. No model number or tubing sticker that I could find, but it appears to be entry level. I beleive it is a 1986 (from the bike license...
12-01-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 395,541
Posted By PTB

Dollars to donuts this is a GMC or equivalent...

Dollars to donuts this is a GMC or equivalent Wal*Mart buy trying to be flipped. . .

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/242566368.html
12-01-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 435,424
Posted By PTB

Meeting fell through. Waiting to hear back.

Meeting fell through. Waiting to hear back.
11-30-06, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PTB

As Promised, here are the pics.

As promised, here are the pics. This should round out the front and back side of both brakes.
11-30-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By PTB

Take them disc golfing. That way, it doesn't...

Take them disc golfing.

That way, it doesn't hurt so bad when you lose it in a swampy area.

And seriously, you still HAVE them? They're always the first thing to go--right into the garbage.
...
11-30-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 435,424
Posted By PTB

I'm going to take a look at this Motobecane...

I'm going to take a look at this Motobecane tonight. Looks like the tires and seat are toast (but I of course have plenty of those sitting around). I can spot stem shifters, chain ring guard,...
11-28-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PTB

I found the 1984 Specs here: Looks like my...

I found the 1984 Specs here:

Looks like my "champagne" 3393 is indeed consistent with the 1984 specs. So that begs the question, what is your '84 doing with side-pulls?
...
11-28-06, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PTB

Now that's interesting. I have two '83 Luxes. ...

Now that's interesting. I have two '83 Luxes. One (the grey 58cm pictured) is my favorite bike. The other is a gold 54cm (too small) and sitting around until I have a frame to go with the parts. ...
11-28-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PTB

I did. They were going cheap on eBay and I...

I did. They were going cheap on eBay and I wanted something with better mechanical advantage than the center-pulls. Plus I think they look cool, and as long as I've updated just about everything...
11-28-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PTB

Ran out of space on the camera's memory card. ...

Ran out of space on the camera's memory card. More pics to come.
11-28-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PTB

Oh, and Sheldon Brown's write-up is at:...

Oh, and Sheldon Brown's write-up is at: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/home-drop.html
11-28-06, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PTB

700c/dual-pivot conversion pic

Hello all,

I just completed (sort of) a conversion to 700c wheels and dual-pivot brakes. See the pic below. This is on a 1983 LeTour Luxe.

I used reflector brackets that have a 3-mm lip all...
11-17-06, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,248
Posted By PTB

I had a Miyata 710 with matched front and rear Vx...

I had a Miyata 710 with matched front and rear Vx deraileurs.
11-17-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 435,424
Posted By PTB

Paramount frame. No fork. Half hour left. ...

Paramount frame. No fork. Half hour left.

ebay paramount frame (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=007&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=170048529038&rd=1&rd=1)
09-25-06, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By PTB

:D Ah, yes. One of my favorite movies. ...

:D Ah, yes. One of my favorite movies.

The Dude: Walter, the chinaman who peed on my rug, I can't go give him a bill, so what the ____ are you talking about?

Walter Sobchak: What the...
09-25-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By PTB

And remember that Japanese frames of this vintage...

And remember that Japanese frames of this vintage were of particularly fine quality. Some of the best bikes in the mid-80s were Japanese, including the Paramount and the Miyata 1000. While most of...
09-23-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 163,010
Posted By PTB

Centurion Super Le Mans

Coming back from a Target run with a trunk full of soda and toilet paper, My wife suggested we stop at a garage sale around the corner. I said, sure--I haven't been to a garage sale in years. ...
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