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07-08-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

Thanks Doug--even with the bevelled edges and the...

Thanks Doug--even with the bevelled edges and the rear indents? Everything I can find (including catalogs) show the Campagnolo to have a flat edge and flat back where the brake assembly bolts on. I...
07-07-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

I was able to find pics for most brakes listed,...

I was able to find pics for most brakes listed, or other brakes by the same manufacturer for reference. The brake assembly on these—unless it’s some aftermarket titanium upgrade?—just doesn’t match...
07-07-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

Agreed; BikePro.com is a great...

Agreed; BikePro.com is a great resource...unfortunately, I've been through that chart and couldn't find anything (but may have missed something, too). This is a cool resource also: page de brake...
07-07-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

lol, just the single brake. I am starting to...

lol, just the single brake. I am starting to wonder if they were made by a constructeur--the quality of finish and bevelled edges reminded me a bit of the work on smaller runs like the Bruce Gordon...
07-07-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 152,863
Posted By fvernon

Here are two of my favs: A 1989 Stumpjumper...

Here are two of my favs:

A 1989 Stumpjumper Comp with WTB BB1 dirt drops:...
07-07-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

Interesting! I swear the yoke looks familiar, but...

Interesting! I swear the yoke looks familiar, but like something I haven't seen since the mid-90s or something. If you happen to track anything down, let me know!
07-07-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

Similar to the Campy Record O.R. for sure, but...

Similar to the Campy Record O.R. for sure, but several differences--the bevelled edges, the wrench-actuated adjuster nut, and the cut-in on the back for the brake pad assembly are all different than...
07-07-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

Yeah, similar to the Speed Controllers, but with...

Yeah, similar to the Speed Controllers, but with the bevelled edges, wrench-actuated adjuster nut, and indented space on the back for the brake shoe assembly, they are a different maker. Also similar...
07-06-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By fvernon

Mystery machined cantilever brake identification

Hi all--I'm trying to identify who made this 90's (CNC? its pretty smooth and rounded but I think is machined) cantilever brake. It sort of looks like a few different makers, but none quite match....
06-23-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 579,427
Posted By fvernon

The bottle might be worth more than the frame! ...

The bottle might be worth more than the frame!

I figured the 1980 versions were pretty close, if not identical, to the 61Xs from a year or two later, which is a bonus in my book; I've always had a...
06-16-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 579,427
Posted By fvernon

This 1980 Trek 614 followed me home from a thrift...

This 1980 Trek 614 followed me home from a thrift store today (as did 2 1986 Specialized Rockhoppers lurking in the background). I'm not quite sure if I'm going to rehab it or sell it quite yet...I...
06-16-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 597,817
Posted By fvernon

i've been building up this 1980ish Centurion Pro...

i've been building up this 1980ish Centurion Pro Tour as an eroica/rando/comfort-focused, distance-minded ride over the last few weeks. here's a couple of pics of it in progress:...
06-16-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14,790
Views: 3,597,038
Posted By fvernon

Stopped by a thrift shop today and walked away...

Stopped by a thrift shop today and walked away with too many bikes. Looks to be a his & hers pair of 1986 Specialized Rockhoppers (all original), and a 1980 Trek 614 (N serial number), also original...
05-12-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By fvernon

For sure! McMahon Racing Components had a few...

For sure! McMahon Racing Components had a few different styles of brakes in the 90s; the manufacturing looked a bit like their brakes so it was just a guess. But Control Tech is clearly the winner....
05-12-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,861
Posted By fvernon

Here's mine: AFAIK (and confirmed by Julie @...

Here's mine: AFAIK (and confirmed by Julie @ Marinoni with the original spec sheet), the only TSX Marinoni Special ever made. It was originally built as a one-off display model for the 1991 Anaheim...
05-12-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By fvernon

Interesting and cool; I was going to say they...

Interesting and cool; I was going to say they looked like McMahon brakes but nevermind!
05-11-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By fvernon

I have a one-off, custom Columbus TSX Marinoni...

I have a one-off, custom Columbus TSX Marinoni Special from 1991 without markings beyond a pantographed 'M' in the downtube lug; but, the OP's comments about the bike's location, SN code, italian...
05-11-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By fvernon

I wouldn't have been able to say no to that as...

I wouldn't have been able to say no to that as well--beautiful! Looks like those are the original 27" wheels? A Special with room for biggish tires sounds like a real treat.
05-04-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,070
Posted By fvernon

Understandable! If I was driving out in a fully...

Understandable! If I was driving out in a fully loaded vehicle, I would have had to pass as well. Luckily it had been for sale for a bit, so he was willing to drop the price some--totally worth it...
05-03-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,070
Posted By fvernon

I believe that is Bill

I believe that is Bill
05-03-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 520,945
Posted By fvernon

Currently cleaning up & getting ready to rebuild...

Currently cleaning up & getting ready to rebuild this 1981 Centurion Pro Tour. SN M1F15682

I believe this means the bike was built in 1981 for a 1981 sale--the 1982 sale models had all switched to...
05-03-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,070
Posted By fvernon

Despite any felt logistical issues (any word on...

Despite any felt logistical issues (any word on why the 81mi was cancelled?), had an absolutely wonderful time. The 72mi ride on Sunday was challenge enough with some gorgeous cycling; I did quite...
03-31-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14,790
Views: 3,597,038
Posted By fvernon

you were on it! And yes; bent fork. The front...

you were on it! And yes; bent fork. The front wheel didn’t match the rear but was era-appropriate, so there was probably a front-end collision back in the mid-late 70s that wrecked
the original...
03-30-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14,790
Views: 3,597,038
Posted By fvernon

I didn’t see that in here—did you post for a...

I didn’t see that in here—did you post for a Craigslist ad in Flagstaff AZ? The fork was damaged enough that it came down in price quite a bit. Wouldn’t be safe to ride as-is but the groupset is in...
03-30-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 3,280,040
Posted By fvernon

Here's a recent iteration of my '89 Stumpjumper...

Here's a recent iteration of my '89 Stumpjumper Comp, though a few changes since I took this pic:...
03-30-22, 01:29 PM
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Views: 3,597,038
Posted By fvernon

Picked up this mid-70s Libertas for a song/saved...

Picked up this mid-70s Libertas for a song/saved from the potential trash heap because of a bent front fork. The frame itself is 531 main triangle and probably hi-ten stays/fork, but dang if that...
02-17-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By fvernon

I'm out of town for a bit, but when I get back...

I'm out of town for a bit, but when I get back I'll snag some pics of the Café de Columbia kit!
02-14-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By fvernon

Thanks for the info; I figured these are all...

Thanks for the info; I figured these are all replicas or supporter jerseys, and I really don't know whether there is a market for these anywhere. I can take and upload pictures of the Café de...
02-13-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By fvernon

Right, that Giordana logo should have been a...

Right, that Giordana logo should have been a quick giveaway! I assumed eBay prices for stuff like this aren't a good indication of actual value--and I will probably throw them up in the C&V sales...
02-13-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By fvernon

Definitely comfortable selling, Scott! It's a...

Definitely comfortable selling, Scott! It's a size 4 (I'd call it a US Medium). My Eroica kit is already in order this year, and these don't fit my "1980's dad on a bike tour" esthetic
02-13-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 3,680,131
Posted By fvernon

Yeah--the WolfTooth road link gets it to a 42T...

Yeah--the WolfTooth road link gets it to a 42T cassette. And thanks! It's definitely one of my favorites
02-13-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 3,680,131
Posted By fvernon

Here's one I've been working on--a 1998 Salsa La...

Here's one I've been working on--a 1998 Salsa La Cruz (December 1998, just a couple of months before Ross Shafer officially left). The fork is DB 531; I'm not sure about the body (it wasn't listed in...
02-13-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By fvernon

Help identifying vintage jerseys (7-Eleven/Hoonved; TdF KOM; others)

I recently bought a couple of boxes of vintage bike tools & parts off a local auctioneer who had found them in a storage unit he purchased (I picked it all up for $25 USD, if any of you are curious),...
01-13-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

thook Thanks, and fingers crossed for you! I...

thook Thanks, and fingers crossed for you! I couldn't afford market prices for these WTB dirt drops either--if I hadn't lucked across these in a junk pile at a local bike yard, this build never would...
01-13-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 3,280,040
Posted By fvernon

Finished rebuilding my '89 stumpjumper comp--much...

Finished rebuilding my '89 stumpjumper comp--much more fun and nimble than the flats or swept-back bars I'd had on previously. I think this will be a fun forest road explorer and light-duty...
01-13-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

Because you asked so nicely...pics of the rebuilt...

Because you asked so nicely...pics of the rebuilt '89 stumpjumper comp. generally original save the saddle, stem (Nitto MT-10), drop bars (original, mid-80s WTB dirt drops) with necessary...
01-10-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

As soon as I get some new rim tape & throw the...

As soon as I get some new rim tape & throw the tires back on, I'll post a pic of it in the wild!
01-09-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 3,280,040
Posted By fvernon

In the process of rebuilding my '89 Stumpjumper...

In the process of rebuilding my '89 Stumpjumper Comp--I was using the Voodoo Scorcher bars, but lucked across these 80s pre-specialized WTB drops (so the BB1's?) in a junk pile. Also just rebuilt the...
01-09-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

I'm in the process of rebuilding my '89...

I'm in the process of rebuilding my '89 Stumpjumper Comp--I had on a pair of Voodoo Scorcher bars with the original stem (see pics somewhere earlier in this thread), but it set me too high/too far...
08-15-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

Dang that's a good idea. I'll have to get on that.

Dang that's a good idea. I'll have to get on that.
08-03-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 43,574
Posted By fvernon

Thanks! We'll see about the front tire--I'm going...

Thanks! We'll see about the front tire--I'm going to drop both wheels a size (520 to 507 up front; 700c to 650b in the back) to make more rubber room--I should be able to at least fit a 24x1.5 or...
08-03-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

All the pizzas

All the pizzas
08-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 43,574
Posted By fvernon

Picked up this late 80s Terry Prism at a local...

Picked up this late 80s Terry Prism at a local Goodwill for like $37 yesterday--a fun red; gonna build it up as a gravel/touring rig for my daughter
...
08-03-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 47,896
Posted By fvernon

I worked with Omar at Oasis Custom Cycles in...

I worked with Omar at Oasis Custom Cycles in Phoenix, AZ to repaint my 1985 Maruishi Record (see above for original coral pink build). Once it was stripped down it became clear the 1985 frameset and...
08-03-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

Coming along! ...

Coming along!
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06-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 219,063
Posted By fvernon

Update for myself--were I a betting person, I'd...

Update for myself--were I a betting person, I'd guess a Tsunoda-built Lotus, probably a Viking based on what I can see so far. The Eisho lug work & other aspects of the build seem spot-on. Seems the...
06-09-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By fvernon

I have a vintage Blackburn lowrider rack that...

I have a vintage Blackburn lowrider rack that will fit your Trek if you're still looking. Feel free to shoot me a message.
06-09-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8,186
Views: 2,627,830
Posted By fvernon

A couple of weeks ago I stopped into a Goodwill...

A couple of weeks ago I stopped into a Goodwill near my folk's place while I was checking in on them, and this '89 Stumpjumper Comp was on the floor for $49 USD. It was missing saddle & pedals, but...
06-09-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 219,063
Posted By fvernon

Do we have a list of manufacturers in Asia who...

Do we have a list of manufacturers in Asia who put the serial number vertical on the seattube? I know Maruishi did this (and so possibly Nashbar and whoever else they built frames for), but did...
05-15-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,784
Posted By fvernon

I agree it was hard to pass up for $100, given...

I agree it was hard to pass up for $100, given how it was built up. The frame is super-clean with only a little scuff on the fork--and yes, it does fit! The tires are 27" and at least in the front...
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