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10-06-17, 06:38 PM
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Posted By zazenzach

The '73 Super Sport was a 5 speed rear with 120mm...

The '73 Super Sport was a 5 speed rear with 120mm spacing. You definitely need to coldset and realign the dropouts.

I wouldn't advise modernizing this particular model, as it has a lot of...
03-13-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By zazenzach

1984/5 Trek 660 Headset Question

Does anyone know what the headset specs/dimensions are?

The crown race appears to measure 26.5mm (italian), just wanted to verify I am correct.

That said, if this is italian, do you guys have...
12-31-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,164
Posted By zazenzach

Thanks for sharing, I have the exact same...

Thanks for sharing, I have the exact same frameset. I've been debating over a year now on either building up or selling it.

The aluminum fork really bothers me and there really aren't a lot of...
09-25-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,229
Posted By zazenzach

well that turned unnecessarily condescending. lol.

well that turned unnecessarily condescending. lol.
09-24-16, 04:56 PM
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Posted By zazenzach

You're going to use it as a commuter??? ...

You're going to use it as a commuter???

http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/crying.jpg
09-20-16, 04:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,980
Posted By zazenzach

I have a difficult time detecting sarcasm over...

I have a difficult time detecting sarcasm over the internet.


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/M2KPeMcYsuc/maxresdefault.jpg
09-15-16, 12:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,980
Posted By zazenzach

Who here was even claiming Surly was or wasn't...

Who here was even claiming Surly was or wasn't the best??? This is simply a thread asking why these bikes appeal to people.
09-13-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,883
Posted By zazenzach

Just for posterity's sake- Fuji did have...

Just for posterity's sake- Fuji did have proprietary tubing, but they did not make it themselves. Valite 1769 for example was made by Ishiwata and was the same as their Mangy X brand. As mentioned...
09-13-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,888
Posted By zazenzach

drool

drool
09-13-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,927
Posted By zazenzach

I didn't read everything, so excuse if some of...

I didn't read everything, so excuse if some of this info is redundant.

If you file an item not as described claim with ebay, the seller will be forced to send you a prepaid shipping label (at his...
09-13-16, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By zazenzach

good lord. i was just planning on buying a fork...

good lord. i was just planning on buying a fork from them too. thanks for the heads up.
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Posted By zazenzach

Here's the more dicey areas

Here's the more dicey areas
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Posted By zazenzach

1970's Rodriguez from R+E Cycles

EDIT- D'oh. Sorry, meant this for the appraisal forum. Can you move this mod?

Purchased this with the intention of throwing on a full Shimano 6401 groupset. Unfortunately when it came, I...
09-11-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,980
Posted By zazenzach

Can Anyone Explain the Appeal of Surly?

I know Surly isn't c&v, but the brand seems to have a lot of appreciation among c&v types. What exactly is the appeal? From what I can tell, they're all generic TIG welded 4130 frames, probably...
09-11-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,819
Posted By zazenzach

Lots of gentrification in NYC. Lots of historic...

Lots of gentrification in NYC. Lots of historic small businesses dying and closing up. Lots of wealth coming in and buying everything up. Particularly, wealthy foreigners coming in and starting up...
08-31-16, 01:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,108
Posted By zazenzach

When did this happen? Why did Rich sell the...

When did this happen? Why did Rich sell the business?

From the customer feedback and interactions, it seemed like he really enjoyed what he did. I've been a repeat customer (as some of my...
08-29-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,395
Posted By zazenzach

My point is that's a useless comparison though....

My point is that's a useless comparison though. Without adjusting for inflation, there is no context.

In order for an $800 bike from 1980 to hold value, it would have to be sold for $2,400 today. ...
08-29-16, 08:52 PM
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Views: 2,395
Posted By zazenzach

In this thread: people who don't understand the...

In this thread: people who don't understand the concept of inflation :)
08-29-16, 01:28 AM
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Posted By zazenzach

You're lucky, Le Tours are plentiful and cheap...

You're lucky, Le Tours are plentiful and cheap and I believe most years shared the same geometry.

You could waite and see if a similar le tour fork pops up on ebay. But it might be cheaper just...
08-27-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,925
Posted By zazenzach

Coldsetting is such an easy and safe procedure....

Coldsetting is such an easy and safe procedure. Using a jig is completely unnecessary.

Use the tools and method outlined in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwxEPRk3LFg
08-27-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,427
Posted By zazenzach

Ride quality is the result of tire inflation...

Ride quality is the result of tire inflation (PSI) and tire width. Not quality of the tire.

If you bought Continental Classics in the same dimensions as the Vittoria Corsas, and inflated to the...
08-27-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By zazenzach

I've got the exact same bike. Based upon trial...

I've got the exact same bike. Based upon trial and error, I keep my tires at 60 PSI. I've read several threads on here of people suggesting similar. Anything over that I've always had issues with the...
06-21-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By zazenzach

Sorry to hear this happened to you franc. It...

Sorry to hear this happened to you franc. It really sounds like the seller was hoping to pull one over on an unsuspecting buyer (especially with the all too familiar medical/family issues excuses)....
06-20-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By zazenzach

Care to provide more details of your situation? I...

Care to provide more details of your situation? I buy and sell quite a bit over there and know the rules well enough to offer advice. Unless your goal is to flip this for a profit, there's no reason...
06-13-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,260
Posted By zazenzach

Did you change out the original fork? What to? ...

Did you change out the original fork? What to?

Honestly I am worried I'll regret selling it too, which is why I've held on to it so long. In a way I think of it in the same way as some of those...
06-12-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,260
Posted By zazenzach

I have a feeling OP is asking the difference...

I have a feeling OP is asking the difference between the 90's tange Paramount PDG Series and the mid-late 80's tenax schwinns.

Quality and performance wise, they should be virtually identical if...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By zazenzach

I agree they are nice bikes. IMO It's hard to...

I agree they are nice bikes. IMO It's hard to find a crappy schwinn bike around that period (80's-early 90's.).

That said, the PDG line were not what we associate with Paramount quality. PDG is...
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Posted By zazenzach

PDG (Paramount Design Group) was a product line....

PDG (Paramount Design Group) was a product line. there was a range of "Paramounts" that came with different quality components and tubing.

Others more knowledgeable will correct me, but I think...
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Views: 4,842
Posted By zazenzach

I would keep it if the size is really the reason...

I would keep it if the size is really the reason you're selling. Judging by the seatpost and stem height, it looks like you fit it perfectly. If top tube length is the problem, push your saddle a bit...
03-08-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,441
Posted By zazenzach

They were a company who imported Ciocc frames...

They were a company who imported Ciocc frames during a certain time period. I think they also did the original paint jobs.

My friend has a Guerecotti (i think?) TSD frame and allegedly they...
03-07-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By zazenzach

Thanks guys, I wasn't aware of the history behind...

Thanks guys, I wasn't aware of the history behind the Paramount's use of Prugnant lugs.

I'm going to steer clear of this one due to all the issues mentioned by Scooper in post #4...
03-07-16, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By zazenzach

What is this? A Schwinn Paramount?

I'm calling shenanigans. I've never seen a paramount with lugs or a paintjob and decals like this before. also, the top tube cable clips and missing DTS bosses are out of place.

Schwinn Paramount...
03-06-16, 02:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By zazenzach

these guys are overinflating the complexity of...

these guys are overinflating the complexity of wheelbuilding. spend some time reading up on it, searching posts on this forum and perhaps watching youtube videos on the subject. There's a learning...
03-02-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By zazenzach

I wouldn't worry about it, this is relatively...

I wouldn't worry about it, this is relatively common.

if you put a straight edge alongside the top tube of many bikes, youll see uneveness particulary around the joints/lugs.

yours looks to...
02-28-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,840
Posted By zazenzach

I have several of those old Schwinn Tenax frames....

I have several of those old Schwinn Tenax frames. They're all JIS spec.
02-27-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By zazenzach

Thanks, that did the trick! I knew it had to be...

Thanks, that did the trick! I knew it had to be something simple.

Looks like the plastic cracked a bit (I did overtighten it apparently), and it came undone. I just screwed it in a bit more and it...
02-27-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By zazenzach

Park TS-2 Truing Stand Jammed, What Do I Do?

So I think I might have over tightened the stand after mounting the wheel. I have loosened the knob all the way off and the thing is still tightened where I cannot remove the wheel. Any ideas?
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Views: 4,451
Posted By zazenzach

I live in probably the hottest bike market in the...

I live in probably the hottest bike market in the US. I've seen bikes like that languish for months to years at that price. the ads only ever dissapear after the seller drops the listing price (and...
Replies: 38
Views: 4,451
Posted By zazenzach

mostly agree with oddjob. i just skimmed...

mostly agree with oddjob. i just skimmed comments, but the $400 someone quoted is dreamland- even if fully overhauled. this is a mid tier, generic straight gauge cromo frame.

That crappy saddle,...
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Posted By zazenzach

to me, the frameset looks like a dime-a-dozen...

to me, the frameset looks like a dime-a-dozen 70's grand prix. the shifters, rear derailleur, crankset and other parts were added after repaint.
11-02-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,201
Posted By zazenzach

Lessee..... Matrix ISO C-II Mavic Open Pro...

Lessee.....

Matrix ISO C-II
Mavic Open Pro 20
Mavic Cosmic Pro (aluminium), full rear wheel
10-30-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,235
Posted By zazenzach

I think it's classified as a sports tourer. a...

I think it's classified as a sports tourer. a little more agile and "fast" than true tourers, but a lot more forgiving and utilitarian compared to racers. I built mine up as a randonneur with fenders...
10-30-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By zazenzach

Thanks for the advice folks. Didn't realize...

Thanks for the advice folks.

Didn't realize the spin doctor wasn't threaded, so I'll research the minoura. You all saved me from some headache there.
10-30-15, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By zazenzach

Reviews for the Spin doctor are much higher and...

Reviews for the Spin doctor are much higher and its about $20 cheaper on sale.
10-29-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By zazenzach

Performance Sale - Is Now a Good Time For a Purchase or Wait Until Black Friday?

Just saw that Performance has a weekend sale. I'm looking to buy the spin doctor truing stand (30% off) and some consummables. they're not necessarily urgent purchases, but it would be nice to have...
10-28-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By zazenzach

You can tell there was a lot of care put into...

You can tell there was a lot of care put into this bike. Everything was very tastefully done. Gorgeous.
10-28-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By zazenzach

Honestly, at that kind of size does it really...

Honestly, at that kind of size does it really matter?

The sport had generic 4130 and nearer the bottom of the line. It's a solid bike at a great price.
10-26-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By zazenzach

Feel free not to post in these sorts of threads...

Feel free not to post in these sorts of threads then. As b dub mentioned, i rather enjoy these threads where people are identifying CL bikes with crappy pictures.

I'm in a big biking area, and I...
10-26-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By zazenzach

^^^ Not possible. Not my bike and seller...

^^^
Not possible. Not my bike and seller apparently can't use a camera.

I'm primarily interested just for the brooks and barcons anyway, just would be helpful to know anyone's thoughts.
10-26-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By zazenzach

PM'd I'll take the pedals if they are 1055...

PM'd

I'll take the pedals if they are 1055 series
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