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01-13-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,106
Posted By due ruote

When you consider how good a bike this is, and...

When you consider how good a bike this is, and what new bikes cost, itís a wonder this is still here. Maybe people donít like yellow.
01-05-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59,859
Views: 8,897,924
Posted By due ruote

Vintage Cinelli rollers...

Vintage Cinelli rollers (https://dubuque.craigslist.org/spo/d/cascade-price-reduced-vintage-cinelli/7236526488.html) in IA.
01-04-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,470
Posted By due ruote

Ok, my curiosity was running wild and I had some...

Ok, my curiosity was running wild and I had some old skate wheels from the 80ís, and a garage full of woodworking tools. Hereís the result.
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01-01-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 20,371
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-31-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 221,776
Posted By due ruote

3 or 4. Some do more, but I feel like it starts...

3 or 4. Some do more, but I feel like it starts to look too glossy/plasticky if you go too far. This is Newbaumís maroon with amber.
Oops - with 700c wheels. My bad.
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12-31-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 221,776
Posted By due ruote

I don't know how you feel about shellac, but...

I don't know how you feel about shellac, but amber would pull the tape much closer to the saddle color. Pretty bike.
12-20-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,222
Posted By due ruote

^ Your bikeís less Grand Midwestern cousin likes...

^ Your bikeís less Grand Midwestern cousin likes the 33mm Supple Vitesse.
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12-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,470
Posted By due ruote

You clearly have superior arse conditioning. More...

You clearly have superior arse conditioning. More than about 20 miles on rollers, I think Iíd want to sit in the eggnog.
12-17-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,115
Posted By due ruote

I canít say I have many miles on them yet, but I...

I canít say I have many miles on them yet, but I do think theyíre improving. When I first got them, they had a fresh off the mold stickiness to them that, fortunately, is diminishing.
12-09-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,123
Posted By due ruote

1973 Stella SX-73 cheapo fixed gear. ...

1973 Stella SX-73 cheapo fixed gear.


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12-09-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,666
Posted By due ruote

I had a lime green Western Auto knockoff with a 3...

I had a lime green Western Auto knockoff with a 3 speed stick shifter. I thought it was cool. Went from that to a Varsity. Still not sure that was an upgrade.
12-07-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,449
Posted By due ruote

Put black mudflaps on them and they'll look...

Put black mudflaps on them and they'll look perfect.
12-07-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By due ruote

Likely depends on how it's to be used. Around...

Likely depends on how it's to be used. Around town bike, I suspect it's not a big deal. Extended off-road loaded touring, I would say why risk it?
11-27-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By due ruote

Scuffs or not, thereís a lot there for $25.

Scuffs or not, thereís a lot there for $25.
11-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By due ruote

As I mentioned on the for sale thread, I have one...

As I mentioned on the for sale thread, I have one of these set up as a fixed gear. Maybe a somewhat humble frame, but the lugs, the color (which I like to call November Sky) and the French lines are...
11-22-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By due ruote

That looks like an SX73. I have a hunch the red...

That looks like an SX73. I have a hunch the red lug lining was added. Mine has gold lining, as, it appears, does the fork on this bike. ...
11-06-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By due ruote

I have ridden the 520 Cirrus, and it is aptly...

I have ridden the 520 Cirrus, and it is aptly named. Very cloud-like with the 700 x 32 tires I had. I have not ridden a Voyageur, but I would imagine it is a similar ride.
In your shoes I would...
10-21-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By due ruote

One more point about the gear calculator and...

One more point about the gear calculator and figuring out your target range, etc. If you have a ďcruising gearĒ that you occupy much of the time, make sure you end up with a gear thatís at least...
10-21-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By due ruote

gugie is probably the one to answer that, as he...

gugie is probably the one to answer that, as he owns around half the GS's in the continental US, and has done lots of work on them.
10-18-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By due ruote

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html

You might find it helpful to play around with this. Put in the data for your other bike, figure out what range of gears suits your needs. For instance,...
10-18-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By due ruote

One of those showed up recently in a local shop...

One of those showed up recently in a local shop window. Beautiful bike.
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10-15-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By due ruote

I would go with Suntour bar end shifters. Itís...

I would go with Suntour bar end shifters. Itís nice to keep your hands on the bars in traffic.
If you want to go with downtube shifters, Suntour Power Shifters are very nice.
both of those...
10-13-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By due ruote

Thatís a really nice Panasonic-made sport tourer....

Thatís a really nice Panasonic-made sport tourer.
I remember a few years when I didnít ride without one of those trailers behind me. When it came off I couldnít believe how nimble the bike felt.
10-11-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By due ruote

Very nice but I must admit I am distracted by the...

Very nice but I must admit I am distracted by the Holdsworth tandem.
10-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By due ruote

My experience is if you detension the spokes...

My experience is if you detension the spokes enough and then spin the wheel, you can tell if the rim is true or not. If not, then you can proceed to fully unlace, etc.
Re polishing, I find that an...
10-06-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By due ruote

I let one of those go a couple years ago. Same...

I let one of those go a couple years ago. Same story. Buyer drove 6 hours to get it and was so psyched he insisted on giving me more than my asking. It makes letting go so much easier when the buyer...
09-27-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By due ruote

Thanks for posting this. My Signature 294S is my...

Thanks for posting this. My Signature 294S is my go-to rider - 1985 model from when Redcay was in charge of the line.
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09-25-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By due ruote

The ending needs work.

The ending needs work.
09-24-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,988
Posted By due ruote

1978 Motobecane TC. ...

1978 Motobecane TC.

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09-24-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 2,574,539
Posted By due ruote

I have a pr on the way from Bikeinn. $74 for the...

I have a pr on the way from Bikeinn. $74 for the pr with shipping, which didnít seem terrible to me. I ordered black but I think they also had skinwall.
09-20-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By due ruote

Itís a sharp looking frame with those chrome...

Itís a sharp looking frame with those chrome features. I would probably put the focus on that and go with black tape. But I have seen people use turquoise with root beer and itís pretty striking. ...
09-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By due ruote

I would select objects of various colors around...

I would select objects of various colors around the house and hold them up to the frame. Or go to a paint store and grab a bunch of cards. Take lots of pictures.
Have you tried laying the frame on a...
09-09-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By due ruote

I donít really have an answer, but it appears as...

I donít really have an answer, but it appears as though the tread rubber was brittle. How it got that way would be the question, and a number of things could have contributed, including tire quality,...
09-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 2,574,539
Posted By due ruote

Cool. Looking forward to pics. Does yours have...

Cool. Looking forward to pics.
Does yours have rack braze-ons? Mine (Comp model) does not.
09-05-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,605
Posted By due ruote

Wow. I have a hunch the market will sort it out.

Wow. I have a hunch the market will sort it out.
09-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By due ruote

Lay the bike down on its (non-drive) side. Then...

Lay the bike down on its (non-drive) side. Then lift the back end up so itís vertical, leaving the front wheel flat on the ground.
Putting the wheel back in will be easier if the bike is hung by...
08-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By due ruote

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the...

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the bottom.
08-26-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By due ruote

I had a shifted rear end on a Stella, and was...

I had a shifted rear end on a Stella, and was able to get it back into alignment fairly easily with some careful clamp work.
...
08-26-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 230,652
Posted By due ruote

Stretching the definition of celebrity - Mike...

Stretching the definition of celebrity - Mike Chichanowski, founder of Wenonah Canoes. A still from one of their website videos.
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08-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By due ruote

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way...

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way easier to provide a list of good shops that have closed in the past several years. There are still a few that I would call sympathetic to older bikes,...
08-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,266
Posted By due ruote

25mm Veloflex Master would be worth considering.

25mm Veloflex Master would be worth considering.
08-19-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By due ruote

C&V forum. For when you need a dose of pure...

C&V forum. For when you need a dose of pure enabling.
08-17-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By due ruote

And yet my 78 Team Champion has French bb threads...

And yet my 78 Team Champion has French bb threads and headset.
08-10-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By due ruote

ďDefinitely FrenchĒ

At least your second statement is right!
Seriously, it is most likely French. Possibly Swiss.
Did any vintage Motos use British threading?
08-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,747
Posted By due ruote

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior...

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior block.
You're saying you need to lower the saddle? But the current seatpost can't go lower? Are these marked for max as well as min insertion? To my...
08-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 155,621
Posted By due ruote

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first...

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first I have seen with stem shifters.
...
08-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 2,574,539
Posted By due ruote

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's...

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's not that far off. As far as the Midge bars go, I love them and they are one of the classic dirt drop bars, with a very shallow drop. The usual advice...
08-04-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By due ruote

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from...

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from ash and some leftover Yakima bits. The fork clamp swivels so I can put the bike up with no trouble. ...
07-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,380
Posted By due ruote

Wait - me too! Beginning around 1977. My standard...

Wait - me too! Beginning around 1977. My standard is 42 x 16 with 700c x 28 or 32 tires.
07-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 768,703
Posted By due ruote

An updated shot of my 78 Team Champion with...

An updated shot of my 78 Team Champion with Noodles and tricolor Benotto.
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