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Posted By Paul Waque

The bike appears to be a better department...

The bike appears to be a better department store-type bike in good condition suitable for light duty. Not collectable. Price seems fair if it fits you and is in as good condition as it appears to...
10-05-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Paul Waque

The SunRace product has worked well for me on...

The SunRace product has worked well for me on those hubs. It has a usable 14-28 range. The spacers between cogs are yellow plastic, cogs are chrome.Sunrace 5 Speed Bicycle Freewheel - MFM2A on...
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Views: 400
Posted By Paul Waque

Rear derailleur looks to be Chorus 1988-1991

Rear derailleur looks to be Chorus 1988-1991
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Posted By Paul Waque

As you illustrated, the Streetstomper is set up...

As you illustrated, the Streetstomper is set up well to cruise for some tacos or visit the beach. An older flat bar mountain bike is less of a cruiser and may not have as big a market, unless a...
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Views: 348
Posted By Paul Waque

In the following review of the bike the frame is...

In the following review of the bike the frame is noted to have clearance for 35c tires. It is also described as "hybrid-like"

1990-bridgestone-rb2-synergy-review...
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Views: 1,135
Posted By Paul Waque

Brake cable stop on top tube look unusual for...

Brake cable stop on top tube look unusual for Bianchi. A picture from the other side would be helpful. Bike looks okay for $100. Stem is too high
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Views: 389
Posted By Paul Waque

I do not understand this crankset. It appears...

I do not understand this crankset. It appears like a triple, but with a smooth middle chainring. What kind of trickery is this? I see that it is not an actual middle chainring, but the chain must...
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Views: 504
Posted By Paul Waque

Seems be worth having a professional a carbon...

Seems be worth having a professional a carbon repair do an assessment on it before a sale.
06-28-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By Paul Waque

It is yours to do whatever you want with, but I...

It is yours to do whatever you want with, but I would not. GT is known for interesting paint schemes, and they are a significant part of what makes the bike interesting. It is not so hard to find...
06-26-22, 11:35 AM
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Views: 190
Posted By Paul Waque

Peugeot PA60

Sold Peugeot SA60 circa 1973 . Seat tube is 58cm c-t-t, top tube is 58cm c-t-t. Chrome in excellent condition, some scratches in paints. Replacement crankset and pedals. Original seatpost is...
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Views: 461
Posted By Paul Waque

Sounds like a bargain, maybe a steal. I would be...

Sounds like a bargain, maybe a steal. I would be suspicious that the frame is a clone at that price, but it ready to ride, still not bad considering everything else. You can post pictures to your...
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Views: 1,636
Posted By Paul Waque

Looks like a pretty good deal. I look forward...

Looks like a pretty good deal. I look forward to seeing how the pain turns out.
06-09-22, 09:34 AM
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Views: 2,439
Posted By Paul Waque

As I understand it, "Special" from Marinoni means...

As I understand it, "Special" from Marinoni means that it is a custom order. Here is a Marinoni Special in Ottawa. It is a higher end bike with an $1,100 price to match.
Marinoni Special touring...
06-02-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By Paul Waque

To determine cable pull of a lever: the distance...

To determine cable pull of a lever: the distance from the pivot point to the cable end will be proportional to the cable pull.
edit, I guess that two finger levers might move through a bit of a...
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Views: 1,037
Posted By Paul Waque

Paint cracks in the downtube paint near shifters...

Paint cracks in the downtube paint near shifters could be a result of a front collision, Look the bike over carefully for deformation. The freewheel does not have much range, you would likely...
05-20-22, 08:23 AM
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Views: 499
Posted By Paul Waque

I have found the Swift tire to be loose in the...

I have found the Swift tire to be loose in the corners. I reasoned that off-centre tread blocks are too squishy.
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Posted By Paul Waque

So what does a fairly clean rider go for?

So what does a fairly clean rider go for?
05-13-22, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Paul Waque

Handsome bike that looks fun. Where are the...

Handsome bike that looks fun. Where are the drive-side pictures showing the Prime Box 4. Stuff? Are you happy with the new drivetrain?
05-12-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,369
Posted By Paul Waque

michelin-dynamic-classic-wired-clincher-road-tire...

michelin-dynamic-classic-wired-clincher-road-tire in 20 width...
05-11-22, 09:29 AM
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Views: 13,276
Posted By Paul Waque

Early Norco Sasquatch on Kijiji

A big Saquatch for sale near Toronto
Kijiji Ad (https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bike/markham-york-region/norco-sasquatch-18-speed-mountain-bike/1613194712?undefined)
Mid '80's I guess. The...
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Views: 360
Posted By Paul Waque

there is value in the AVID tri-align Cantilever...

there is value in the AVID tri-align Cantilever Brake Set and some other parts. Checking sold items on Ebay is good for this.
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Views: 542
Posted By Paul Waque

It would be good to understand what you have if...

It would be good to understand what you have if selling. It looks like an Ultra, but all the the ones that I saw had black parts on them.
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​​​​​​I Think that it will clean up well, the...
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Views: 349
Posted By Paul Waque

A low-end bike that appears to need probably $100...

A low-end bike that appears to need probably $100 or more spent on it. I would look for another.
04-21-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Paul Waque

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x990/peugeot_headbadge_8d08f1c497bf43b673a91182da3ccb43c94a3a8c.jpg
Thanks for the suggestion. Time range is 1971-74
04-21-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Paul Waque

I could not find a date on the derailleur, brake...

I could not find a date on the derailleur, brake arms, or hubs.

summary
The mid seventies range from MauriceMoss is what I will go with. The crankset and pedals I am going to guess, is a...
04-21-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Paul Waque

Thank you for the responses. it is interesting...

Thank you for the responses.
it is interesting that the 58mm C-T seat tube seems to be the smallest offering; I measured the top tube at 58mm.
...
04-20-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Paul Waque

Also: The rear rack is from China, an add on I...

Also:
The rear rack is from China, an add on I guess.
The front derailleur is a replacement Shimano unit.
Wheels are 700 size with Normandy hubs.
04-20-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Paul Waque

Peugeot randoneur? Identity

I cannot figure out which model of Peugeot this bike is, any insight would be appreciated. The bike has the same steel sticker as a U08 but it has a number of different features including cast...
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Views: 1,003
Posted By Paul Waque

I am 6'2" and ride a 60 cm bike with a 58 cm top...

I am 6'2" and ride a 60 cm bike with a 58 cm top tube my torso seems to be on long side.
01-26-22, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Paul Waque

Tight tire clearance makes bikes fast.

25 width tires just fit.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/pxl_20220126_035843783_93927e6f53d7b9c34d8206ec7fe52e1d0f12173f.jpg
Limongi SLX frame, about 1991
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Posted By Paul Waque

Great photos, which is mainly what I wanted to...

Great photos, which is mainly what I wanted to say. It looks like a good rider that might be attractive to a college student. $100???
01-19-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By Paul Waque

Marinoni

Marinoni in Quebec lists an SL framest at $1400 CDN. This is the 2021 price from their website. Yes, this is a premium to a used framest from the same company.
01-10-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Paul Waque

The description of the frame as bieng triple...

The description of the frame as bieng triple butted cro-moly with fork and stays of manganese steel sounds the same as the more basic 110 model.
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Views: 1,086
Posted By Paul Waque

Desirable frame for someone interested in a...

Desirable frame for someone interested in a travelling bike in this size. Other parts that might be useful include fork and headset (frame/fork/headset). A price over $500 makes sense to me.
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Views: 1,285
Posted By Paul Waque

In 1991 there was a GT Tachyon with 700D wheels...

In 1991 there was a GT Tachyon with 700D wheels and drop bars. Another model had flat bars I think. Apparently 650B tires work on these
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Views: 361
Posted By Paul Waque

If you go the route of index shifting, notes...

If you go the route of index shifting, notes there are differences in the pull between mountain and road front derailleurs. Other index shifting issues come up especially for cassettes with higher...
11-11-21, 08:23 PM
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Views: 8,835
Posted By Paul Waque

Columbus SL and SLX have an outside diameter of...

Columbus SL and SLX have an outside diameter of 28.6mm and are for lugged frames not TIG welded frames. Also I am not aware of this tubing used for mountain bikes.

My 1991 Rocky Mountain Blizzard...
11-11-21, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Paul Waque

You put lots of effort into that bike. I remain...

You put lots of effort into that bike. I remain surprised that the 700 wheels fit, but cool that they do. Are those 700 sized wheels with the Kojak tires? They look like 26" tires.

You might...
11-11-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,835
Posted By Paul Waque

Cool bike and story. Consider adding an...

Cool bike and story.

Consider adding an Avid Rollamajig to help with rear derailleur cable path.

The tubing reminds me of Tange Prestige Concept, with the ovalized seat tube, and possibly...
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Views: 650
Posted By Paul Waque

A rigid fork may help with the sale. There is no...

A rigid fork may help with the sale. There is no shock to maintain.
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Views: 1,472
Posted By Paul Waque

Kastle is an Austrian ski company. They have been...

Kastle is an Austrian ski company. They have been around for a long time.
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Posted By Paul Waque

The XO-2 with the cool mustache bars is more...

The XO-2 with the cool mustache bars is more unique. The 700 ties on the 4 give you more tire choice, parts are a step down.i would ask seller of the XO-2 if they have original seat post, and stem if...
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Views: 1,378
Posted By Paul Waque

Thank you for giving your height. I don't know...

Thank you for giving your height. I don't know how I missed it. This bike is described as a 27", and it looks like the seat tube is that long. Confusingly, it may also be that it has 27" wheels. A...
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Views: 1,378
Posted By Paul Waque

Why do you never answer how tall you are in any...

Why do you never answer how tall you are in any of these threads that you create? it should be in every thread that you start about potentially buying bikes.
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Views: 1,516
Posted By Paul Waque

The picture that shows the stem seems distorted...

The picture that shows the stem seems distorted with the handlebars at the edge of the frame. It could be the original stem. If the seller has changed parts, they may include the old parts.
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Views: 1,781
Posted By Paul Waque

The bike is in excellent condition. I do not...

The bike is in excellent condition. I do not think that there are many collectors of vintage Nishiki mountain bikes. You might get $30 to $50 for the (Victor?) pedals. Maybe the tires are...
09-08-21, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Paul Waque

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20210909_004040410_053d98f91970f4e79d7c39d6d032c970bde1a161.jpg...
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Views: 476
Posted By Paul Waque

If the parts are not worn out and it fits you, I...

If the parts are not worn out and it fits you, I would take this over a low end hybrid.

Butterfly bars will be a more upright that drop bars, both have multiple hand positions.
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Posted By Paul Waque

To add to this the some Raleigh frames were built...

To add to this the some Raleigh frames were built by Marinoni. From the Sheldon Brown Website
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/racing-usa.htmlTaliah Lempert...
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Views: 740
Posted By Paul Waque

Hard to tell but looks like two chainrings in the...

Hard to tell but looks like two chainrings in the front, so would be nine speed rear to get to 18. That seems like too many rear gears to still have downtube shifters. If 9 speed in rear, probably...
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