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02-21-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By VintageRide

Have you perhaps given any thought to a French...

Have you perhaps given any thought to a French bike? Early Uragos, Follis , Rene Herse, Alex Singer and Heylett to name but a few can they be very nice riding. I ended up with a P.Peschi ( from Nice...
02-10-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,195
Posted By VintageRide

I like that Lejuene by the way. Had a lower end...

I like that Lejuene by the way. Had a lower end model made around 1968 in green metallic - nice enough bike in nice condition that would have probably been great converted. It had steel cranks and...
02-10-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,195
Posted By VintageRide

I stand 5' 11" with a 32" inseam, rather long...

I stand 5' 11" with a 32" inseam, rather long legged and have ridden 58 - 59 cm sized bikes, the Rawland Stag I also use is 58 cm square and fits well enough, though in reality the slightly smaller...
02-10-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,195
Posted By VintageRide

The only difference is basically that the three...

The only difference is basically that the three main tubes are double butted cro moly on the LTD. versus straight gauge for the S12S with the fork and stays on both being hi tensile. I can say that...
02-08-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,195
Posted By VintageRide

A number of changes to the 1981 Fuji S12S -...

A number of changes to the 1981 Fuji S12S - replaced the Sugino XD 600 crankset with a more appropriately vintage Sugino Super Maxy 34/48T double. Apparently these TA Pro Vis clones are not all that...
11-09-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By VintageRide

Well I could measure to be certain as I have a...

Well I could measure to be certain as I have a T.A. Pro Vis triple on another bike and that uses a 127mm Shimano sealed bottom bracket. The crank arm bolts are right up to the bottom bracket,...
11-09-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By VintageRide

Sugino Super Maxy - TA Pro Vis clone axle length

I installed this crankset on my 1981 Fuji, they have double chainrings and from what I understand the original T.A. road double would use a 120mm axle. Currently using a Shimano 115mm sealed bottom...
11-01-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By VintageRide

dddd - some very insightful and useful...

dddd - some very insightful and useful information, it certainly makes sense and I should look into reducing any friction at the bottom bracket cable guide as you suggested. Perhaps initially I could...
11-01-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By VintageRide

I have yet to look into this, perhaps something...

I have yet to look into this, perhaps something like a Shimano HG50 8 speed cassette would be a better choice. I might also go with bar cons in the future and get away from the Campagnolo Ergos, as...
11-01-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By VintageRide

Thank you everyone for trying to help out - as...

Thank you everyone for trying to help out - as for the b tension screw, there is none on this derailleur so beyond checking to insure proper indexing between cogs I still might just shorten the chain...
11-01-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By VintageRide

Shimano AR11 derailleur with 9 speed

I just installed this derailleur on a 1981 Fuji S12S that uses 9 speed Shimano cassette with earlier 10 speed Campagnolo Ergo shifters. I mention this as when previously using a mid 2000's XT...
10-31-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By VintageRide

Located another Craigslist item, a couple of...

Located another Craigslist item, a couple of older Shimano rear derailleurs for next to nothing, one is an AR11 Mountain. The other is an Alvio 8 speed, nothing special but better than what is on the...
10-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By VintageRide

My my, I had a suspicion that, due to the binding...

My my, I had a suspicion that, due to the binding headset issue the problem might lie with the steering column. Once I disassembled everything it was quite obvious that indeed the column itself was...
10-29-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By VintageRide

Cleaning the rust on the spokes at the front hub,...

Cleaning the rust on the spokes at the front hub, which I see is a Suzue, possibly a sealed version. I hope I can save them, the bearings were out of adjustment and rather tight unfortunately, As...
10-28-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By VintageRide

I will have to keep on the lookout for those...

I will have to keep on the lookout for those tires, really appreciate the advice, and yes, I guess I CAN be a cheapskate when I put my mind to it because normally I tend to purchase better quality...
10-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By VintageRide

Thank you for your interest! Just another decent...

Thank you for your interest! Just another decent '80's mtb finding a hopefully useful life. I just found an Avocet 15M Mountain seat on Craigslist, not much on them but if it is comfortable enough...
10-27-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By VintageRide

1983/84 Apollo Kuwahara Cascade project

Added a couple of images to the " Shows Us Your MTB " but thought perhaps I would try and do a rebuild / restore thread for those who own or just appreciate the vintage models. I had to do some...
10-27-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,199,471
Posted By VintageRide

Found this Apollo Kuwuhara near a dumpster while...

Found this Apollo Kuwuhara near a dumpster while walking through the neighbourhood. It needs a lot of tlc, very rusty chain, bent left brake lever and best of all the forks are skewed to the side,...
06-24-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,134
Posted By VintageRide

Early '60's P.Peschi - it gets ridden a few times...

Early '60's P.Peschi - it gets ridden a few times a year and always a nice ride. Would like to go from the current 25mm tubulars to 30 mm one day just to make it that much more comfortable.


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02-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 43,936
Posted By VintageRide

Did I miss any mention of Barbara Streisand?...

Did I miss any mention of Barbara Streisand? Maybe throw in Cass Elliot, Karen Carpenter as well as Dionne Warwick, heck, even Leslie Gore was a good singer in her own way. All of them were...
01-11-19, 02:19 AM
01-11-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 62,351
Views: 9,447,280
Posted By VintageRide

I'll take half a dozen....... ...

I'll take half a dozen.......



https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/d/puyallup-vintage-colnago-arabesque-regal/6787343116.html
12-31-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,841
Posted By VintageRide

Certainly is sharp looking! A careful cleaning...

Certainly is sharp looking! A careful cleaning should have it looking almost as good as new - deserves to be kept original given it survived intact. I use one of those first generation Record...
11-09-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,088
Posted By VintageRide

Not vintage per se but equipped with some vintage...

Not vintage per se but equipped with some vintage components, it may not be my most used bike but it ended up being the most expensive so this Rawland Stag fills the spot. Loving those Compass Baby...
11-09-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 207,403
Posted By VintageRide

Brother's 1979 - 80 Centurion Pro Tour and ex....

Brother's 1979 - 80 Centurion Pro Tour and ex. Nishiki Cresta.


https://i.imgur.com/hlbgQtP.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/sdPeMkj.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/YiXymEN.jpg
11-05-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 1,885,779
Posted By VintageRide

Just another bike path, took the old Peschi on a...

Just another bike path, took the old Peschi on a nice 40 - 50 km ride. Always a safe bet using tubular tires and having a 30 year old spare!


https://i.imgur.com/86wGTs9.jpg
11-05-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,343
Posted By VintageRide

Adding a bit more, last shot was with my old...

Adding a bit more, last shot was with my old iphone 4 as the battery in my camera died, was hoping for a better picture:


https://i.imgur.com/yXX5LSS.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/N5d6efO.jpg

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11-05-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,343
Posted By VintageRide

A few images taken while riding around the...

A few images taken while riding around the greater Vancouver area - hope they are Fall worthy:


https://i.imgur.com/1fMfVzG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/w9VnTCj.jpg
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10-31-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,050
Posted By VintageRide

Piff - watch it now, you will never be the same...

Piff - watch it now, you will never be the same once you begin riding on a pair of lighter wheels shod with say Compass Baby Shoe Pass tires. in 42mm, that item attached to the rear derailleur is...
10-31-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,195
Posted By VintageRide

Glad I am not alone when I get the same feeling...

Glad I am not alone when I get the same feeling that a good set of fenders just seem, well, the perfect compliment on a nice bike that finally makes it look complete, and to think for years all I had...
10-31-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,050
Posted By VintageRide

I may have missed any updates on your Fuji...

I may have missed any updates on your Fuji jamesdak and it has been over 2 years since you posted here but have you any further information available on your build? Still enjoying my S12S every time...
Replies: 47
Views: 8,131
Posted By VintageRide

Built up this 1981 Fuji S12S into a low trail...

Built up this 1981 Fuji S12S into a low trail 650B bike - anywhere from about the mid '70's until 1982 or so, the America is also the same geometry and is all chrome moly tubing as well as hand made,...
10-29-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,858
Posted By VintageRide

Adding to the collection: 1977 Sabatini...

Adding to the collection:

1977 Sabatini Record

https://i.imgur.com/sM0HKvO.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/7gGKGgA.jpg
10-12-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

As I have posted some of these images previously...

As I have posted some of these images previously I usually do not want to overdue it but as many were attached to Photobucket and disappeared I mind as well do it again.

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10-11-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

I noticed that on Duke7777s Gemini that every...

I noticed that on Duke7777s Gemini that every other drilling on the rear dropout does not go through, obviously there was most likely concern about compromising the strength - or perhaps they wanted...
10-11-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

I can certainly post more images noglider and...

I can certainly post more images noglider and hopefully they will meet your approval, speaking of which I concur with due ruote that the Gemini deserves more exposure, Duke7777 hinted at those...
10-10-18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

It was time for some new cotton handlebar tape...

It was time for some new cotton handlebar tape and I went with blue - helped by the fact that no one locally had the red I was using. I had considered it originally and now feel it compliments the...
07-26-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,135
Posted By VintageRide

Do give serious consideration to one of those...

Do give serious consideration to one of those Fuji S12S and variants I mentioned, very stable, predictable and nice riding bikes that really only need Dia Compe 750 center pull brakes to convert, and...
07-25-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,135
Posted By VintageRide

Frankly I do not know of very many vintage frames...

Frankly I do not know of very many vintage frames that offer clearance for 42mm tires and fenders - the Fuji S10S, S12S as well as Ltd version and also the America from about 1978 - 1982 that are...
05-25-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By VintageRide

I did find an earlier thread about the Model 58...

I did find an earlier thread about the Model 58 clincher rim that had knurling - so depending on the application or perhaps the whim of the manufacturer it was somewhat prevalent, more on clinchers...
05-25-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By VintageRide

Aluminum rims with knurled brake surface

I noticed that the aluminum tubular rims ( early '60's Super Champion ) on my Peschi are lightly embossed to create a textured surface, over years of use the rear one has been worn almost smooth but...
05-23-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

I have been on that site but not a member yet -...

I have been on that site but not a member yet - there are a few closeup images I have that I could post on there, I was rather surprised when doing a search on the seat post that nothing came up,...
05-23-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

Finally disassembled the proper 49D crank set,...

Finally disassembled the proper 49D crank set, cleaned, sanded and polished it over a couple of days and installed it along with a proper Stronglight 118.5mm axle ( replacing a shorter Campagnolo one...
05-12-18, 02:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,088
Posted By VintageRide

Modern "Classic" shoes

After searching for a casual or touring shoe that has a sleek Classic style I found the William Lennon " Aturo" , Magliamo's "Strada" and a pair on Ebay handmade in Serbia at 115.00 U.S. plus...
04-16-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,195
Posted By VintageRide

Although I have posted this '81 Fuji S12S in...

Although I have posted this '81 Fuji S12S in other threads one more will not hurt.


https://i.imgur.com/glzGuCG.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/fXXE94Z.jpg
04-13-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

Purchased a well used but salvageable 49D of the...

Purchased a well used but salvageable 49D of the appropriate vintage on Ebay for 55.00 with free shipping- any ideas on cleaning up surface marks and polishing? I tend to do it manually without a...
04-13-18, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 218,746
Posted By VintageRide

DQRider It is always nice to be able to...

DQRider


It is always nice to be able to encourage and in your case also inspire another person to consider building up one of these vintage Fujis around a 650B conversion - I cannot speak for...
04-12-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

juvela - they certainly look nice but difficult...

juvela - they certainly look nice but difficult to find - I might actually get a pair of Weinmann adjustable cable hangars at some point, and yes, I do find the combination of the 999s with the Mafac...
04-12-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,507
Posted By VintageRide

Found a pair of first generation Weinnman 999...

Found a pair of first generation Weinnman 999 center pull brakes as well as a Gran Sport front derailleur ( replaced a Valentino ) now looking for some more period correct chain rings ( Stronglight...
04-12-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 218,746
Posted By VintageRide

Mounted a Gilles Berthoud 2886 on my '81 S12S -...

Mounted a Gilles Berthoud 2886 on my '81 S12S - pretty well complete after also going from 38mm Soma B line tires to 42mm Hetres. It's a great riding machine that is my go to bike for most of the...
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