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Posted By chiyama

T-Mar, you were right. It's a 1983. Serial...

T-Mar, you were right. It's a 1983. Serial number: KC 10686. I picked up the bike and it's been great. A little smaller than my dad's 52cm 1991 Bianchi Virata, but this bike feels more comfortable to...
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Posted By chiyama

I've been measuring and I'm beginning to think...

I've been measuring and I'm beginning to think the bike will be too small for me. It's about a two hour drive away from me so I'm not sure if I'll go check it out.
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Posted By chiyama

Hi T-Mar, thanks again for all the information....

Hi T-Mar, thanks again for all the information. Is there much of a difference between the brazed-on shifters vs the clamp style on the Cresta? I'm never used the clamp style before. I'd love to have...
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Posted By chiyama

Nishiki Cresta

I found a seemingly good condition Nishiki Cresta about 2 hours away from me. It's a 48cm, which I believe will fit me quite well. I'm only 5'5" with a 29" inseam.

The seller is asking for $220...
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Posted By chiyama

Thanks for all the info T-Mar. I actually found...

Thanks for all the info T-Mar. I actually found another bike I'm more interested in, a Nishiki Cresta. I'll be making another thread about it. I'm hoping you can give me some info on that as well!
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Posted By chiyama

Univega Viva Sport

Found a Univega Viva Sport that I'm thinking about doing a 650b conversion. I've been reading about it and it seems like the Viva Sport was towards the bottom end for Univega. Does anyone have more...
11-05-18, 12:18 PM
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Posted By chiyama

I ended up passing on it since it wasn't a great...

I ended up passing on it since it wasn't a great fit. But thanks for the info. I love reading about all the different parts and I was looking at old catalog scans to try and find this bike but wasn't...
11-04-18, 12:56 PM
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Posted By chiyama

What Nishiki is this?

Looking for an old touring bike to fix up. I'm having a hard time identifying this old Nishiki I found on Craigslist. Is this an Olympic or International? What year?
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08-16-18, 11:11 AM
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Posted By chiyama

Need help identifying this Miyata

Hi everyone,

I found this Miyata for $100. Any chance someone knows which model this is? I asked them for a picture of the other side but they won't be able to send it until later.

Any chance...
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Posted By chiyama

1983 Fuji Berkeley L for Girlfriend

Found this bike on Craigslist for $200 here: https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-fuji-womens-10-speed/6590698850.html

Looked it up in an old Fuji catalog here:...
01-16-18, 07:31 PM
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Posted By chiyama

Where to find cyclists to participate in a product video

I'm filming a kickstarter/crowdfunding video for a saddle cushion and the owner has given me a handful of scenes to shoot and I'm having trouble finding participants. These are the few scenes I still...
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Posted By chiyama

I just thought it was an interesting ad since...

I just thought it was an interesting ad since I've never seen a vintage bike on Craigslist listed that high. I thought maybe it's a really rare bike in almost new condition.
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Posted By chiyama

Found a 1984 Colnago Super for $10,000

Yes, $10,000. I'm not thinking about purchasing it, but just wanted to see what you all had to say about it. Is this bike actually worth $10,000?

Edit: Forgot to mention it's NOS
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 09:02 AM
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Posted By chiyama

Looks like the post was deleted. I think they...

Looks like the post was deleted. I think they sold it last night already.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 06:58 PM
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Views: 1,146
Posted By chiyama

2004 Cannondale R1000 - $300. Worth buying?

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/bik/6253957783.html

Found this bike on Craigslist about an hour away. I believe it's my size, but I won't know for sure until I try it out.

Looks like the...
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Posted By chiyama

Thanks for the responses and the detailed...

Thanks for the responses and the detailed information. You guys are the best! I think my girlfriend will keep the Accordo for now. Is it worth buying the Bianchi and swapping all the parts with the...
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Posted By chiyama

Found an old Bianchi that I might fix up for my girlfriend. Need advice!

I found an early Bianchi Sport SX on Craigslist for $120.

Pictures here: Bianchi Sport SX (http://imgur.com/a/q8aHf)

She currently rides a 48cm 1988 Centurion Accordo that looks just like this...
06-25-17, 10:11 PM
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Posted By chiyama

Need advice for girlfriend's saddle pain

Last week we went on a 15 mile ride and her seat was hurting her pretty badly. I've never had this problem,so I'm not sure what to recommend for her.

I fixed up a 48cm 1988 Centurion Accordo for...
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Posted By chiyama

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to my local bike...

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to my local bike workshop sometime this week to find a used replacement stem. I know it depends on my reach, but about what length of quill stems could be considered...
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Posted By chiyama

What's the easiest way to figure out which stem...

What's the easiest way to figure out which stem will fit? I'm not very experienced with the sizing of the handlebars and everything. I'm at work right now and I don't have my bike with me. Would the...
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Posted By chiyama

I've got a couple potential buyers for my Comp...

I've got a couple potential buyers for my Comp TA. But I'm still not sure if I want to sell it! Both bikes are comfortable for me to ride. However, my dad bought a longer handlebar stem for the...
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Posted By chiyama

Hey T-Mar, so I've been riding the Bianchi for a...

Hey T-Mar, so I've been riding the Bianchi for a couple weeks now. And I like the components much more than the Shimano 600 SIS on my Comp TA. Shifting is a lot smoother and the brakes stop and...
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Posted By chiyama

1984 Centurion Comp TA

http://i68.tinypic.com/v6jfx0.jpg
(Don't judge the saddle position. I had just gotten the bike when I took this pic!)

More pics from the Craigslist seller I bought it from...
11-08-16, 05:49 PM
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Posted By chiyama

I'll be sure to get a hyperglide chain IF I...

I'll be sure to get a hyperglide chain IF I switch the freewheel to a 7 speed. I'm going back home soon to pick up my dad's old 1992 Bianchi Virata. That may replace this bike if I like it. :D
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11-08-16, 12:04 AM
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Posted By chiyama

Thanks for the advice. I'll make sure to remember...

Thanks for the advice. I'll make sure to remember the 1mm spacer. I don't need any kind of special spacer, right? A spacer from a hardware store should be good enough?

My derailleur looks exactly...
11-07-16, 11:43 PM
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Posted By chiyama

Need advice on upgrading 6 speed to 7 speed freewheel on 1984 Centurion Comp TA

I've recently learned that you can upgrade a 6 to a 7 speed freewheel, and I need some advice on how to do it, and what parts I can buy. I want to make it a little bit easier for the really steep...
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Posted By chiyama

Do vintage touring frame sizes differ from...

Do vintage touring frame sizes differ from regular vintage steel frames? I'm currently riding a 50cm Centurion Comp TA, and I feel very comfortable on it. I'm afraid that this bike may be a bit...
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Posted By chiyama

I wasn't planning on converting the rear end to...

I wasn't planning on converting the rear end to an 8 speed. Is this a common thing for bikes like this?

Why are cantilevers preferred over caliper brakes?

Sorry, I'm somewhat new to bikes in...
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Posted By chiyama

Thanks for the great response. I looked at those...

Thanks for the great response. I looked at those catalogs too, and I agree it is somewhere around that year.

The bike may fit me since I'm only 5'6". The bike is located about 1.5 hours away, so...
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Posted By chiyama

What Cannondale touring bike is this?

I found an old Cannondale touring bike for sale on Craigslist, and was wondering if anyone has some info on it. I'm currently asking the owner for model name. How good is this bike?

They're asking...
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Posted By chiyama

Sorry about that, I thought the links would show...

Sorry about that, I thought the links would show up as hyperlinks, but I guess they didn't. I fixed it. I'll be going back home at the end of the month to check out the Bianchi. I think it's a 52cm,...
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Posted By chiyama

Thanks for the reply. I could swap out the...

Thanks for the reply. I could swap out the components. I haven't really thought about that. This is such a hard decision! It's a good problem to have a guess.
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Posted By chiyama

I'm 5'6" with a 29" inch inseam. My 50 cm...

I'm 5'6" with a 29" inch inseam. My 50 cm Centurion Comp TA fits me pretty well. This Bianchi may be a tiny bit bigger. I haven't gotten to see it in person yet. I only plan to use these bikes...
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Posted By chiyama

Dad's early 90's Bianchi Virata in storage for 20 years. Is it worth fixing up?

https://imgur.com/a/Yhky2

My dad has a an old Bianchi Virata that has been sitting in storage for about 20 years. He said I can have it since he has no use for it. My mom told me that my dad only...
08-31-16, 05:45 PM
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Posted By chiyama

So I just purchased the Swagman Chinook...

So I just purchased the Swagman Chinook https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Swagman/S64650.html and a Draw-Tite hitch from etrailer.com for my 2008 Mazda 3 Hatchback. The locking hitch pin,...
08-26-16, 04:08 PM
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Posted By chiyama

Looking for 2 bike hitch rack

Hi,

I'm looking for a 2 bike 1 1/4 inch hitch platform rack to put on my 2008 Mazda 3. I'm looking to spend around $200 USD. I'll be carrying two older road bikes, between 20-30 lbs each. I don't...
08-24-16, 09:33 PM
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Posted By chiyama

1984 Centurion auto shifts to 5th or 6th gear

Hi,

I'm fairly new to biking, and I seem to be having problems with my Comp TAs friction shifter. The cable seems really tight when attempting to shift to lower gears. I loosened the cable a bit,...
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Views: 3,044
Posted By chiyama

Thanks T-Mar. I'm going to pick the bike up...

Thanks T-Mar. I'm going to pick the bike up tomorrow or Saturday for $140. I'll test both of them out for awhile and decide which one I'd like to keep. I'll try and post some close up pictures of the...
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Posted By chiyama

It will most likely fit me, and I want to learn...

It will most likely fit me, and I want to learn how to work on everything myself. So I can see this as a fun project for myself.

I think I'm going to pick it up this weekend!

Can anybody...
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Views: 3,044
Posted By chiyama

I'm in Southern California. Not sure if that...

I'm in Southern California. Not sure if that means it's worth more or less. Haha How much overhaul are you thinking? What components usually need replacing?
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Posted By chiyama

How much would a Comp TA in that condition be...

How much would a Comp TA in that condition be worth? I'm not sure how much these usually go for.
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Posted By chiyama

I'm 5'5" and a half, with a 29" inseam. It'll be...

I'm 5'5" and a half, with a 29" inseam. It'll be on the smaller side for me. Do you think it'll work?
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Posted By chiyama

Found an early 1980s Centurion Comp TA for sale. Should I buy?

Hi everyone,

I'm brand new to this forum and also to cycling. I'm looking for a bike to get around town and I stumbled upon this bike on Craigslist. They're asking for $160. The bike is about an...
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