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Posted By orcas island

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the...

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the neighborhood of $600-$650 in the Bay Area. It looks lovely, and Iím sure youíve got an investment In the extra wheel set youíve built for it. Agree with...
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Posted By orcas island

Agreed!^. Looks to have a TA triple crank,...

Agreed!^. Looks to have a TA triple crank, Suntour bar-ends, and a mid 80ís rear wheel dynamo lighting system as well. That bike is a winner at $400 or less in my book, providing the frame isnít...
03-11-21, 01:57 PM
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Posted By orcas island

One of each: ...

One of each:

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Nearly finished 1973 Gitane TDF
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03-11-21, 01:23 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Ok, we are getting a little closer here... New...

Ok, we are getting a little closer here...
New French bars, stem and brake levers (courtesy of Obrentharris). New cables, VO crankset that I had in the stash, bar wrap, and a Cyclone front...
03-05-21, 07:30 PM
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Posted By orcas island

A major ďthank youĒ to forum member Obrentharris...

A major ďthank youĒ to forum member Obrentharris for providing me with an entire French cockpit to replace the one that was missing from this Gitane
Pivo stem, unmarked (but French) bars and a very...
03-04-21, 11:40 PM
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Posted By orcas island

I think I know that fella too!

I think I know that fella too!
03-03-21, 10:45 AM
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Posted By orcas island

Suntour, baby!:love:

Suntour, baby!:love:
03-02-21, 10:40 PM
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Posted By orcas island

New puppy Yoshi ...

New puppy Yoshi
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03-02-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Thank you for the lead on that nail polish color!

Thank you for the lead on that nail polish color!
03-01-21, 07:41 PM
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Posted By orcas island

1973 Gitane TDF

My New Years resolution about ďno new bikesĒ lasted a full 2 months. Better than many of my resolutions...
Just couldnít resist this gold Tour de France in my size. It lingered on EBay for about 6...
02-17-21, 03:15 PM
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Posted By orcas island

I owned a 1965-ish Frejus Super Corsa that came...

I owned a 1965-ish Frejus Super Corsa that came with a Columbus tubing decal on the original paint frame. The groups thought was that some of their higher end frames were offered in a choice of...
02-04-21, 09:43 AM
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Posted By orcas island

This was one that I bought from the daughter of...

This was one that I bought from the daughter of the original owner who said she bought it from the shop in 1984 set up like this. I checked in with Specialized who said they didnít have records of...
02-03-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By orcas island

This may not be quite what you had in mind, but...

This may not be quite what you had in mind, but here was a non-stock Stumpy I owned for a bit a few years back:
...
01-31-21, 11:14 AM
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Posted By orcas island

Iíve been really fortunate over the past decade...

Iíve been really fortunate over the past decade with the bikes Iíve ďcycledĒ through. Iím down to seven at this point; all my size and all basically paid for by sales of others that have moved...
01-30-21, 09:48 AM
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Posted By orcas island

Back up on the SF Craigslist this morning for...

Back up on the SF Craigslist this morning for $250. Seller did straighten the handlebars though...
01-27-21, 10:09 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled...

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled into things. I know; itís kind of funny, actually. Really; whatís up with doing one lever and not the other?!? :roflmao2:
Maybe someone ran out of...
01-24-21, 12:43 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Yes- I finished that one up and moved it along....

Yes- I finished that one up and moved it along. It was a 20-1/2” frame; this one is the next size up and it fits me better.
01-24-21, 11:44 AM
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Posted By orcas island

1973 Raleigh International

I picked this up yesterday; I believe it to be a Ď73 due to the Capella lugs. I havenít had one with this type of lug before and that was probably the main reason I went after it.
The frame and...
12-03-20, 08:28 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Most of my non-bicycle free time and available...

Most of my non-bicycle free time and available cash goes into vintage motorcycles (mostly 1970ís), and rebuilding a 1984 Nissan 4x4 pickup...
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Posted By orcas island

A bit hard to say without photos. The usual...

A bit hard to say without photos. The usual caveats apply; where are you located, what size is it, are you thinking of a local Craigslist sale or EBay and their attendant fees?
With all of that...
10-25-20, 12:29 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Needing some help here! Cinelli content

This came home early this morning, and Iím a little unsure of what I have here.
I enjoyed talking to the nice seller who was passing this along after purchasing a CF bike for his wife to ride.
He...
08-13-20, 07:38 PM
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Posted By orcas island

I seem to have gotten the shifting sorted out. I...

I seem to have gotten the shifting sorted out. I took the shift lever apart, cleaned out a bunch of dirt and reassembled it. Good to go at this point!
08-13-20, 08:41 AM
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Posted By orcas island

I have a few vintage Trials and enduro bikes. ...

I have a few vintage Trials and enduro bikes.
On occasion I turn out and ride a vintage trials event with the AHRMA group. Always lots of fun and just enough good natured competition to be...
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Posted By orcas island

I sold my 1974 GJ a few weeks ago in the SF Bay...

I sold my 1974 GJ a few weeks ago in the SF Bay Area. It had the Model 49d crankset, was all original with the Huret shifters and derailleur (short cage rear, rather than the more desirable long...
07-01-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By orcas island

^ I see the distinction!

^ I see the distinction!
06-28-20, 01:05 PM
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Posted By orcas island

1981 Centurion Semi-Pro

Another Craigslist find this morning. A 1981 Semi-Pro; generally very good condition and mostly original. Stem, bars, brakes and pedals seem to be the only replacement pieces.
Although itís my...
06-22-20, 09:11 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Yes, that was the bike picked up from the...

Yes, that was the bike picked up from the Goodwill
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06-22-20, 07:47 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Here it is with the VO compact crank installed....

Here it is with the VO compact crank installed. This will provide a much more workable set of gears for the terrain around here, and my old knees.
...
06-13-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Swapped over a set of 700c clincher wheels, Acorn...

Swapped over a set of 700c clincher wheels, Acorn saddle bag, and a TA handlebar bottle cage I had in the parts bin. Ready for a ride later this afternoon.
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06-11-20, 03:06 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Iím actually in the Bay Area, but I might look...

Iím actually in the Bay Area, but I might look into a compact crank for this bike
06-11-20, 01:16 PM
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Posted By orcas island

I actually havenít started on it yet. These are...

I actually havenít started on it yet. These are the ďbeforeĒ pictures
06-10-20, 08:01 PM
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Posted By orcas island

1973 International

I just got this home and started with a basic clean up. The date code on the rear derailleur says ď73Ē, so Iím guessing that is a good place to start with dating this one. Overall it seems to be in...
06-05-20, 08:27 AM
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Posted By orcas island

Iíll have to ask my brother; I built that bike...

Iíll have to ask my brother; I built that bike for him and itís currently in Portland
06-04-20, 09:15 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Here is the current build of that chocolate brown...

Here is the current build of that chocolate brown International
...
04-09-20, 05:42 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Not in the post exactly; but delivered...

Not in the post exactly; but delivered nonetheless

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04-06-20, 08:06 PM
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Posted By orcas island

They werenít cutting us any of that kind of slack...

They werenít cutting us any of that kind of slack in the Detroit elementary school I went to. All of the World Series was played in the afternoons then; I remember tearing home as fast as I could run...
04-06-20, 07:45 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Rest In Peace indeed. I was 11 years old and...

Rest In Peace indeed. I was 11 years old and living in Detroit in 1968, the year the Tigers beat the Cards in a very exciting Series. Kaline was a huge part of that gritty team; he certainly was the...
04-02-20, 11:37 AM
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Posted By orcas island

Mine were a pair of Centurions picked up from the...

Mine were a pair of Centurions picked up from the same seller. Both from 1981; one a Pro Tour, the other a Semi Pro.
These were being sold by the son in law of a man who was described as buying...
03-19-20, 10:52 PM
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Posted By orcas island

^ Iím hoping to meet the seller of that...

^ Iím hoping to meet the seller of that Stumpjumper tomorrow. I plan to hand him a $100 bill attached to the end of a 6í long stick and have him slowly back away from the bike as I approach. :)
03-19-20, 04:53 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Home made deep trough for soaking the incredibly...

Home made deep trough for soaking the incredibly rusty original wheels. Plywood scraps lined with a heavy duty plastic bag and filled with a gallon of Evaporust. I think that three rotations of each...
03-12-20, 06:07 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Excellent score on those three above bikes! ...

Excellent score on those three above bikes!

In the spirit of this thread, here are a pair of Motobecanes I picked up a few years ago for the kingly sum of $50. Both were Grand Records
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Posted By orcas island

1953 Follis

This bike was featured in a recent thread detailing its rehab. It was a fun project, and always enjoyable to learn more about this brand and vintage from knowledgeable Forum members.
Its clear that...
01-26-20, 05:47 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Nice job on that one! Ride it a bit, then make...

Nice job on that one! Ride it a bit, then make your decision. They are nice riders...
01-11-20, 02:42 PM
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Views: 9,216
Posted By orcas island

Back from the first test ride around the...

Back from the first test ride around the neighborhood, and well, itís interesting...
This bike is a very different animal from the kind of thing Iím used to riding!

Loads of trail in the front...
01-10-20, 09:49 PM
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Posted By orcas island

Well, there is still a ton of ďpatinaĒ here, but...

Well, there is still a ton of ďpatinaĒ here, but the mechanicals seem to be pretty well sorted out at this point. Iím sure Iíll have to make a few adjustments while test riding it for the first time...
01-10-20, 04:44 PM
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Posted By orcas island

The undercoat (showing in many places) is...

The undercoat (showing in many places) is actually silver. Iím going to try a little polish to see if any of the original color comes back.
01-09-20, 04:39 PM
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Views: 9,216
Posted By orcas island

Mechanically it is all back together at this...

Mechanically it is all back together at this point. Bearings have all been repacked and adjusted, a couple of new cables run, 10lbs of rust and greasy dirt removed.
The wheelset on it currently has...
01-06-20, 10:42 PM
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Views: 1,479
Posted By orcas island

That looks pretty sharp! Those Internationals are...

That looks pretty sharp! Those Internationals are such good starting points for so many types of builds!
01-05-20, 04:08 PM
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Views: 935
Posted By orcas island

New 1983 Stumpy

This was a fairly local Craigslist pickup for me yesterday. My question is whether these black 1983ís were Stumpjumpers or Stumpjumper ďSportĒ models? It came with the Tomaselli motorcycle type...
01-05-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By orcas island

New to me yesterday - 1983 Stumpjumper ...

New to me yesterday - 1983 Stumpjumper

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