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01-11-22, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Der_Kruscher

That's it - thanks, P!N20!

That's it - thanks, P!N20!
01-11-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Vintage Campagnolo Headset Identification Help

Can anyone help me ID this old Campy headset? I'm sure it's not SR and I believe Nuovo Record would have ben stamped as well. Is this essentially a cheaper, non-series model for OEM, or...? Please...
11-02-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Dawes R1? I.D. Help, Please!

I just picked up this Dawes frame earlier today but it's not a brand whose history I'm familiar with. A little poking around on the internet leads me to believe that it's an R1 frameset, I'm guessing...
09-09-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Now I feel like you guys are just f_cking with...

Now I feel like you guys are just f_cking with me. Honestly, I don't even want to dignify any of the stuff about a bent fork with a response because commenters seem not to understand that photographs...
09-07-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Maybe your response wasn't intended to be...

Maybe your response wasn't intended to be condescending and patronizing but it sure comes across that way - you may want to consider not starting out with, "You may believe as you wish" in future...
09-07-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

The fork isn't bent - it's just the camera angle....

The fork isn't bent - it's just the camera angle. And if a bike took a hit hard enough to bend the fork I'm not going to risk my teeth by bending it back! Would any shop even be willing to take on...
08-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I thought it might be worth posting these pics:...

I thought it might be worth posting these pics: to my inexperienced eye, these appear to be original tires. The rear has some dry rot in the spot where the deflated tire was sitting, but otherwise...
08-26-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

My feeling is that I'd rather see a clean bike...

My feeling is that I'd rather see a clean bike with a little patina than worry about repainting unless a bike is pretty trashed - this one is in really nice condition, so I'm just going to clean it...
08-26-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

One of the upsides of living someplace so...

One of the upsides of living someplace so expensive: you're surrounded by wealthy folks who'd often rather give stuff away than deal with selling it. I give away a fair amount of stuff to my...
08-25-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Not that this is exactly apropos to the...

Not that this is exactly apropos to the discussion but here's one of the "new" Stingray's garage-mates, a 1973 (correct me if I'm wrong) World Voyageur that I also nabbed for free from my local Buy...
08-25-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Thanks for confirming/informing. Usually...

Thanks for confirming/informing. Usually reflectors get taken off any bike I own, but those are kind of charming.
08-25-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

You're totally right! As someone else pointed...

You're totally right! As someone else pointed out, Stingrays weren't even made until '63. Judging by some very crude, quick research, this is probably a 1975(?). That's my birth year, which means...
08-25-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

And that's why I came here! As I replied to...

And that's why I came here! As I replied to someone else, the serial number finder indicated '61 which is clearly incorrect (I'm not particularly knowledgeable about vintage bikes or specific...
08-25-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

You know, you're right...I've forgotten my...

You know, you're right...I've forgotten my history. Oddly, the serial number comes up as being produced in '61 though. Hmmm...any guesses why that would be?
08-25-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Der_Kruscher

1961 Schwinn Stingray

EDIT - after a few tips and some research, looks like this is probably a 1975 or thereabouts - my birth year!

Got this off of my local Facebook Buy Nothing group today for free. It's a 1961 and...
04-18-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Those bar end shifters were OEM. I didn't need...

Those bar end shifters were OEM. I didn't need another drop bar bike and the size would have been too large for me in that configuration anyway: the Soma "Oxford" bars are really cool as they have a...
04-18-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Der_Kruscher

It's funny how fast a "free" bike can turn...

It's funny how fast a "free" bike can turn decidedly un so :). Lets see...tires, tubes, chain, cables housing, bottom bracket, bars, grips, placeholder wheels (need to fix the original), and even at...
04-13-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Goodwill, electronics recycling places, the...

Goodwill, electronics recycling places, the dump...If money were no issue I'd work at one of those places in a heartbeat; I love cool, old stuff. Anyway, I like the all chrome look but I've never...
04-13-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Small Update:

Put on a more suitable saddle and new tires. I still need to swap out the grips for some gum colored ones and fix the original 333 rear hub, but the placeholder wheels are nice in the meantime..
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03-14-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 138,983
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I don't have an answer to your question but my...

I don't have an answer to your question but my experience with Serfas tires is awful. I bought some of their 700c road tires from Jenson USA awhile back as they looked good on paper (high thread...
11-20-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 138,983
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I just picked up a set of their cheapie K35 27"...

I just picked up a set of their cheapie K35 27" tires because they look the part (had to have gum walls for my World Voyageur and I don't really like Paselas) and I don't expect much of them but I...
11-15-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 138,983
Posted By Der_Kruscher

For what it's worth, Universal Cycles seems to...

For what it's worth, Universal Cycles seems to have a really good selection of 27" tires online and their prices are competitive. I wanted to find some gumwall tires for my World Voyageur and ended...
10-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,110
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Right - it's so simple and I like not having to...

Right - it's so simple and I like not having to "permanently" mount anything to my bikes. FWIW, nickel coated steel rod from HD or your local hardware polishes up nicely and should set you back less...
10-28-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Der_Kruscher

And as a side note, the orange Sharpie paint...

And as a side note, the orange Sharpie paint marker is a pretty good match for Kool Orange, although I probably wouldn't use it directly next to the original paint. In the second pic, I used...
10-28-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Der_Kruscher

New To Me 1973 Schwinn World Voyageur

I've hardly posted around here but this seems like the right place :). A few weeks ago I picked up this 1973 Schwinn World Voyageur off Nextdoor for free. I didn't really know much about these but it...
10-28-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,110
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Inspired by this thread...

Resurrecting an old thread. I was searching for a handlebar bag support for a small bag but was discouraged by how expensive they are new and I stumbled onto this post which inspired me. For less...
09-04-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,352
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I'm neither here nor there on mustache bars but I...

I'm neither here nor there on mustache bars but I just put a set on a friend's Garlatti because the chopped bullhorns he had on it were ridiculous and ugly. I had some of the Nashbar steel mustache...
09-04-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 54,239
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I'm selling a Garlatti for a friend and while it...

I'm selling a Garlatti for a friend and while it isn't the world's nicest bike it does have a pretty cool head badge. I'll post a pic of the complete bike in the mustache bar thread too since that's...
08-28-12, 10:06 PM
08-21-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,005
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Add to the problems that it will be unsuitable...

Add to the problems that it will be unsuitable for warm climates and the potential for it to fail if something goes wrong with it. Another concern of mine is how grippy the helmet fabric is. If it...
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Views: 798
Posted By Der_Kruscher

No idea what the original cost was but IMO you'd...

No idea what the original cost was but IMO you'd have a hard time selling it for more than $25.
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Views: 3,760
Posted By Der_Kruscher

It looks like the original threaded steel fork...

It looks like the original threaded steel fork was swapped for a carbon threadless one. It would be cool if he still has the steel fork - it's always nice to have both.
08-05-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,535
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I have small/medium hands and I love them -...

I have small/medium hands and I love them - wouldn't use anything else. Haven't heard anyone mention the SRAM levers yet.
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08-05-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,535
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Yep - the BL-R400 are my absolute favorites. As...

Yep - the BL-R400 are my absolute favorites. As far as I can tell, they are exactly the same as the 600's except for the gray plastic piece between the hoods and levers which is black on the 600's....
08-03-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Aesthetically it doesn't do anything for me but...

Aesthetically it doesn't do anything for me but those bikes have been out for awhile and I'm sure they ride just fine.
07-31-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,532
Posted By Der_Kruscher

If there's a weight difference it's probably...

If there's a weight difference it's probably nominal. Certainly it wouldn't be enough to base a decision on, anyway. I had a 54cm CC that weighed in at about 21lbs - not terrible. Others scoff at...
07-31-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,571
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Have you contacted Dean? As long as you're the...

Have you contacted Dean? As long as you're the original owner they should warranty it.
07-31-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,571
Posted By Der_Kruscher

You may have better luck finding info in a MTB...

You may have better luck finding info in a MTB forum or even a road forum as Ionics are all recently produced. A quick web search reveals that these are all hand built in Boulder, CO. This jogged my...
07-29-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Der_Kruscher

It's usually pretty easy to tell if it's stolen....

It's usually pretty easy to tell if it's stolen. People throw out vintage bikes all the time or ask for some nominal payment. I'll only take vintage stuff if it's free or virtually so and I can tell...
07-29-12, 10:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,657
Posted By Der_Kruscher

And I'll bet this guy never thought that...

And I'll bet this guy never thought that FireHouse, Savatage, and Tuff wouldisappear either! ;)

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Anyway, after putting a little more thought to the OP's question. Here are a few more...
07-29-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,657
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I was actually just thinking how I'd like to own...

I was actually just thinking how I'd like to own one of the pink T-Mobile Giant TCRs. A cool bike with a very distinct paint job. And as for carbon parts, I don't think that they have a reduced...
07-28-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,657
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I'm not so sure that cycling products are moving...

I'm not so sure that cycling products are moving away from the racing influence, I think that there's just a widening of what's available and there's more niche stuff on the market. Those MKS pedals...
07-27-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14,879
Views: 3,618,830
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Wow! I just got one from a friend's older brother...

Wow! I just got one from a friend's older brother in about as close to perfect condition as you can hope for. I think that it literally has less than 150 miles on it. It's cool and has some odd...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By Der_Kruscher

For $5 maybe will be willing to strip the paint...

For $5 maybe will be willing to strip the paint and buff it up. It could look pretty cool. The design is pretty good as long as the loads are small. Anyway, thanks for the help, guys!
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By Der_Kruscher

No advice? $5 it is at the garage sale then! I...

No advice? $5 it is at the garage sale then! I figure that it should sell easily for that although I doubt that the buyer will give a damn that this is a "classic Jim Blackburn rack!" :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Jim Blackburn Single Stay Rear Rack

Hey gang,

I've seen a few threads about the Jim Blackburn stuff but it seems to be focused on the front racks which apparently pull some relatively large amounts. I have a Jim Blackburn rear rack...
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Your first job if you get that bike is to move...

Your first job if you get that bike is to move those shifters up to where they belong on the bars :)
07-22-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,257
Posted By Der_Kruscher

What bars are those? I can't tell from the pics.

What bars are those? I can't tell from the pics.
07-22-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,257
Posted By Der_Kruscher

I don't know too many people (anyone, actually)...

I don't know too many people (anyone, actually) who have mandrels to properly bend stuff. And I don't care about what folks used to do - I wouldn't. Bending aluminum is best left to the pros and I...
07-22-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,257
Posted By Der_Kruscher

Eek! What do you mean by "modify the curves?" if...

Eek! What do you mean by "modify the curves?" if you mean, "bend your bars into a different shape" I'd say that there are no reasonable limits. Please get the right bar to start with - modifying...
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