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12-01-18, 09:07 PM
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Posted By mkeller234

Wow, thatís a spectacular bicycle! I like your...

Wow, thatís a spectacular bicycle! I like your espresso machine too! Congratulations!

i checked the original owners address in google maps but could not determine if his home was still there.
12-01-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 14,814
Posted By mkeller234

My 85 Schwinn tempo and my Belgian bike. ...

My 85 Schwinn tempo and my Belgian bike.
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11-26-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By mkeller234

I canít tell if everyone is joking? Itís got a...

I canít tell if everyone is joking? Itís got a Bianchi logo on the chain guard.
11-26-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By mkeller234

Beautiful! I love the integrated headset. Now...

Beautiful! I love the integrated headset. Now you need to add some way to carry the groceries.
11-24-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

Got a picture? I wonder how many ST-500s were...

Got a picture? I wonder how many ST-500s were sold in 1983?
11-23-18, 11:05 AM
11-22-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,099
Posted By mkeller234

Wow! Your bike showroom looks amazing. The way...

Wow! Your bike showroom looks amazing. The way you displayed the bikes looks so nice.
11-22-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By mkeller234

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here. I hope we...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here. I hope we all have a moment to sit, relax and enjoy.

Happy tofurkey day to all our vegan and vegetarian friends. Is tofurkey vegan?
11-21-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,366
Posted By mkeller234

I voted for number 2. There are so many spots...

I voted for number 2. There are so many spots that it might look worse if you try to match the paint. Iíve done the clear nail polish before, I like that option.
11-21-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

Yeah, thatís the one. I want to like it, because...

Yeah, thatís the one. I want to like it, because itís an interesting piece of history. Itís just so...big. The old avocet computers are so much sleeker looking,

Here is the Velobase listing. ...
11-20-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

I actually have a complete cateye computer, so I...

I actually have a complete cateye computer, so I could have a functioning one on the bike. They are kind of neat, but so bulky and a lot of pieces.
11-20-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

When I do the restoration I planned on buying the...

When I do the restoration I planned on buying the brown leather bar tape from Velo orange. Any feedback on that product?

I see that VO also sells gran Compe hoods too. I will probably buy them,...
11-20-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

I am fighting the temptation to strip this bike...

I am fighting the temptation to strip this bike down for a full blown clean up. Itís not the right time for a project because we are hosting thanksgiving and I donít want to spend a lot of money on...
11-19-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,763
Posted By mkeller234

Iím 35, I bought my vintage first bike about...

Iím 35, I bought my vintage first bike about 10-11 years ago to ride to work since I lived close.
11-19-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

I see. I havenít had many light, high-end race...

I see. I havenít had many light, high-end race wheel sets in my hand for comparison. Iím used to the Weinmann concave rims and other chunkier rims, so these super champions seem a little higher...
11-18-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

I think itís a 23Ē model. I tried to resist...

I think itís a 23Ē model. I tried to resist buying the bike at first and sent a casual email. The next day I got myself hyped up and called, texted, texted again. It was a no-haggle price to me. I...
11-18-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

I took photos of the dropouts. Iím pretty sure...

I took photos of the dropouts. Iím pretty sure my frame is not marked with initials.
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11-18-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

Cool! That doesnít change anything, but itís...

Cool! That doesnít change anything, but itís really cool. It has the original bar tape, which is actually pretty nice.

Its such a time capsule that I am debating whether to remove the...
11-18-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

Serial number is AA, so does that mean itís an...

Serial number is AA, so does that mean itís an 83? I couldnít find initials on the nds dropout. The superbe tech RD is in immaculate shape under a layer of grime. Iím getting more and more excited...
11-18-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

Awesome! Iím going to check the initials on mine...

Awesome! Iím going to check the initials on mine tonight. I had know idea about the apex cranks being odd. Iíve also never had the Suntour sealed bottom bracket.

On the frame side, Iím glad...
11-17-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By mkeller234

1983 Cannondale ST-500

Iím excited to have picked up my first Cannondale today. I know these are hit or miss here, but Iím looking forward to trying one for myself. My first impressions are good. The paint looks great and...
10-29-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,236
Posted By mkeller234

i agree, the modern Shimano shifters are great. ...

i agree, the modern Shimano shifters are great. I use mine indexed mostly, but Iím friction mode lately since itís due for maintenance. Either way, they are really nice shifters.
10-29-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,236
Posted By mkeller234

First off, I love bar end shifters. All of my...

First off, I love bar end shifters. All of my main bikes have them. The Suntour barcons are as good as everyone says. Even so, I stumbled on some old shimano bar end shifters that are, in my...
10-27-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6,918
Views: 671,655
Posted By mkeller234

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-24-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By mkeller234

Here are some photos of my bike with the bars...

Here are some photos of my bike with the bars taped up.
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