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07-19-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,638
Posted By Feldman

Only color they were sold in I think. Great...

Only color they were sold in I think. Great bike for that trail!
06-21-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Feldman

Liability insurance sholuld be price-boosted by...

Liability insurance sholuld be price-boosted by number of touchscreen square inches in cars. Cars are being turned into potential killer drones aimed at other road users.
04-05-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Feldman

Again, peak brainpower at Trek designed this...

Again, peak brainpower at Trek designed this one--a bike that felt fast without all of the tire size and pavement versatility designed out of it. This was "allroad" before they coined the word. To...
03-31-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,345
Posted By Feldman

I rode one of these for a few years. To me, it...

I rode one of these for a few years. To me, it was their best racy steel design--could clear 32c tires, chainstays were a little longer than the fashion of the time. To me, the shorter, quicker...
02-10-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Feldman

Try the 34 tooth cassette anyway. In my...

Try the 34 tooth cassette anyway. In my experience Shimano road rear derailleurs are always good for more teeth than the official spec.
01-31-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,708
Posted By Feldman

For awhile those mountain bikes were selling for...

For awhile those mountain bikes were selling for peanuts--friend of mine scored a pristine Bianchi Super Grizzly for a song and has used it for a townie and gravel bike. If you can get drop bars up...
01-17-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,384
Posted By Feldman

Look close--it's a Urago.

Look close--it's a Urago.
01-17-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Feldman

It's a Swiss-made Allegro from the early 1970's. ...

It's a Swiss-made Allegro from the early 1970's. Seatstay tops, plate with serial number. Good bike!
01-16-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Feldman

Hi-E

Hi-E
12-06-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,384
Posted By Feldman

Bill was an importer/rep for Hetchins frames for...

Bill was an importer/rep for Hetchins frames for awhile in the 1980's.
09-29-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,766
Posted By Feldman

I think Strawberry has sold those seat binders to...

I think Strawberry has sold those seat binders to other builders for a long time.
09-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,452
Posted By Feldman

I rode one of those for a few years as a commuter...

I rode one of those for a few years as a commuter and loaded tourer. Despite having less tire clearance than we seem to want these days I found it excellent to ride loaded, like the 30 lbs I had on...
09-13-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Feldman

Cool cage--but what's the bike?

Cool cage--but what's the bike?
07-18-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,941
Posted By Feldman

Any Merz is top of the line!

Any Merz is top of the line!
07-15-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Feldman

I have done similar; the eyebolt system does use...

I have done similar; the eyebolt system does use up clearance a little much. Honjo's strap over the strut doesn't look as fancy but gives good clearance as well.
07-03-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,282
Posted By Feldman

I am super impressed by the work you have put...

I am super impressed by the work you have put into this brake and rack! Great job!
03-25-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Feldman

I say it's a Gitane Track Standard that's had a...

I say it's a Gitane Track Standard that's had a seat lug repair. Seatstay tops and read ends are the tell, and the BCM lugs.
01-09-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,579
Posted By Feldman

DiNucci, I mean, danged spell check.

DiNucci, I mean, danged spell check.
01-05-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By Feldman

Never seen so many bikes with guidonnet levers in...

Never seen so many bikes with guidonnet levers in one place.
01-03-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,205
Posted By Feldman

Who painted it and what is that color called?

Who painted it and what is that color called?
12-23-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,558
Posted By Feldman

Careful setting up the front shifting, especially...

Careful setting up the front shifting, especially with STI. The front derailleur location on these bikes is too close to vertical--more like 11 o clock than 10. For sure install a chain watcher--or...
11-25-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By Feldman

No--but Trek did build many of their 970...

No--but Trek did build many of their 970 (Columbus tubes) and 770 (Reynolds) frames with Cinelli BB shells.
09-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,657
Posted By Feldman

And, the EVT clamp is made to.prevent this kind...

And, the EVT clamp is made to.prevent this kind of damage--they were designed to clamp bikes by the SEAT POST, not by a frame tube.
07-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,995
Posted By Feldman

If I owned one I'd have to name it...

If I owned one I'd have to name it "Liza."
06-12-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,461
Posted By Feldman

Vintage-looking modern? I'd build with H PlusSon...

Vintage-looking modern? I'd build with H PlusSon TB14. Pacenti Brevet, or less expensive Sun 19mm box rims, and use Sapim Laser or DT Revolution spokes with any of them. Use some current skin wall...
04-22-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By Feldman

So why do we mock them and not, ah,...

So why do we mock them and not, ah, "Herse?"
04-08-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,487
Posted By Feldman

Bianchi cross bikes from late 1980's to early...

Bianchi cross bikes from late 1980's to early 90's--early Volpe, Axis or Equinox will be relatively light, well designed, should clear 35 to 38mm tire.
12-30-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,200
Posted By Feldman

There was a Mexican bike branded Condor, too. ...

There was a Mexican bike branded Condor, too. Since the frame parts--the flat fork crown and Cinelli-like lugs-look Italian and since Latin American pro bikes follow Italian patterns (Windsor,...
12-24-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
Posted By Feldman

Universal half hoods

Universal half hoods were from Mod 50 brakes, very rare! I have only ever seen them on a bike once--the big Universal logo was stamped into the metal lever body
12-20-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 35,831
Posted By Feldman

French builders got a particular thing, now only...

French builders got a particular thing, now only just starting to be appreciated here in the US, very dialed in from @1930 to 1980--the NON-RACING road bike.
Call them what you want--sport, audax,...
12-02-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,184
Posted By Feldman

Started building in 1996-7; this was #12...

Started building in 1996-7; this was #12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) out of 23 so far. I have done a bunch of repairs--more tube replacements than frame...
11-29-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,184
Posted By Feldman

One of mine, a single speed road bike I made....

One of mine, a single speed road bike I made. myself @10 years ago--still not painted yet!...
11-19-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,182
Posted By Feldman

I'll second that--put a derailleur bolt in the...

I'll second that--put a derailleur bolt in the hanger, too. You're hired! Seriously, the shipping casualty among my customers that bothered me the most was the guy who packed an immaculate Merckx...
11-14-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By Feldman

Funny how he was more famous for what he didn't...

Funny how he was more famous for what he didn't win than what he did--a Grand Tour ('64 Vuelta,) a Monument (Milan-San Remo @'61?) a whole slew of stages, semi-classics, and Tour stages; many riders...
09-05-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,171
Posted By Feldman

I have seen since then, Campania bikes with the...

I have seen since then, Campania bikes with the Fuji logo on seat binder bolts and with spec that matches older Fujis to a T.
08-23-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,171
Posted By Feldman

The upper-end Campanias like your find were upper...

The upper-end Campanias like your find were upper end Fujis rebadged--Newest or Finest. McIver was the California distributor for those. Another good thing that McIver did was bring in the first (I...
08-02-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 193,702
Posted By Feldman

That was Trek's very first mountain bike, a 1983...

That was Trek's very first mountain bike, a 1983 Trek 850. FWIW, they were built with an unusually low bottom bracket and I have seen a few of them configured into touring bikes.
07-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,807
Posted By Feldman

Locked at the library in my town

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1316/very_old_gitane_3_4c98b9ebf21ea00b230438063dd0098ca41516e3.jpg
Very old (maybe late 60's, check the seat stay caps) Gitane!
07-30-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,669
Posted By Feldman

Don't bother looking for vintage rims--the...

Don't bother looking for vintage rims--the Pacenti and Velo Orange rims that have been mentioned are of superior quality to old stuff. I have been a working bike mechanic since the mid-1970's and...
07-15-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,212
Posted By Feldman

I'd want to see a 50;s tour, too! My favorite...

I'd want to see a 50;s tour, too! My favorite era for bikes--familiar but different in important ways, and I'd be doing the most bike-snooping possible like who was really making the Peugeots,...
06-27-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,323
Posted By Feldman

You should not have to "hardware up" to ride a...

You should not have to "hardware up" to ride a ******g bicycle on the roads! I believe wholeheartedly that if driverless cars can't be programmed to not kill walkers or cyclists, that it is...
06-04-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,138
Posted By Feldman

My own favorite complete group would be Dura Ace...

My own favorite complete group would be Dura Ace 7400-the last version in the 1990;s with square-tapered cranks which I would call one of the most beautiful cranks ever made. To me they're the best...
11-15-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 200,804
Posted By Feldman

An example of a bike that will right controllably...

An example of a bike that will right controllably and pleasantly with that big front bag--the bag's weight is centered over, maybe even a little behind, the front axle.
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