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02-18-21, 02:01 PM
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Posted By spank226

Poor Marinoni

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1071504546/

https://photos.offerup.com/CPOrRRISetw7o33qeC7OI5-HIvc=/600x600/7cb1/7cb19c4caf6d4d10b8056aa66fc04bc1.jpg...
12-13-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,157
Posted By spank226

(sorry, I didn't check the date before "liking"...

(sorry, I didn't check the date before "liking" posts confirming that it was original Athena stuff.)
12-10-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

I'm in Escondido and can facilitate measurements...

I'm in Escondido and can facilitate measurements or acquisition/shipping if someone is interested.
12-04-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,415
Posted By spank226

I dont know you. Still kinda new here and frankly...

I dont know you. Still kinda new here and frankly don't know the vibe of this forum much yet either.

But that Somec is beautiful. Objectively, I'd say keep the Somec.
11-21-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

Possible Ex Motorola Team Frame? There's a number...

Possible Ex Motorola Team Frame? There's a number hanger. Repainted, though. Still an MX Leader frame
...
11-09-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 595,455
Posted By spank226

edit: Frame is NLA I have a 53cm Vitus 979...

edit: Frame is NLA

I have a 53cm Vitus 979 frame and fork and am looking to trade it for another Vitus 979 but in 56cm. Will consider some other comparable frame with a 55.5-56 cm top tube....
11-04-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By spank226

I'll be sure to come back to this and post some...

I'll be sure to come back to this and post some pics here when it's all sorted out. I want to fabricate my own roof rack for it rather than rely on my old 80's yakima rail mount rack. I've only been...
11-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By spank226

Thank you for the feedback. I'd always been a...

Thank you for the feedback. I'd always been a person to choose practical versus following trends, but now that I've far surpassed what is a practical number of bikes to own, was just wondering if...
11-03-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By spank226

Bianchi Superleggera Stem Quandry

I'm on a Celeste binge right now and picked up what I think is a 1988 or 89 SLX tubed Superleggera with what I believe is first gen Chorus groupo (including the seatpost). It's like this one:...
10-27-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

https://photos.offerup.com/EN7FDLYDiE0lqXnqV1mXYku...

https://photos.offerup.com/EN7FDLYDiE0lqXnqV1mXYku7Wl4=/600x800/17ea/17ead2c2f62c4c169a9b86ef73e65fbf.jpg
...
10-11-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By spank226

fwiw, there's an Opus III for sale in San Diego...

fwiw, there's an Opus III for sale in San Diego for $300

https://offerup.com/item/detail/970014723/
...
10-11-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By spank226

Nobody likes to be told they made a mistake, but...

Nobody likes to be told they made a mistake, but I think you made a mistake in buying a 58cm bike. That's not to say you CAN'T ride it. But I think you would enjoy it more if it were about 4 cm...
10-08-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,012,790
Posted By spank226

Again, not a Centurion but IS a Centurion... ...

Again, not a Centurion but IS a Centurion...

The COLORS!! (and for sale cheap https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-racing-bike/7210731253.html )
...
10-08-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

Apparently it is now worth $450. Guess it would...

Apparently it is now worth $450. Guess it would have been too much to ask to air up the tires let along clean the bike before relisting it for 50% more
...
10-07-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,853
Posted By spank226

Bianchi Giraffe ??

That's quite a stem job there...

https://photos.offerup.com/WtwYs7xAOO543X4mvQlsUSqD1Qk=/600x450/a9c8/a9c84371129d4a92980eef6da29d125e.jpg

https://offerup.com/item/detail/976798319/
10-07-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

Paramount Series 3 PDG with Shimano 105 $300 ...

Paramount Series 3 PDG with Shimano 105 $300

https://offerup.com/item/detail/977296470/

https://photos.offerup.com/rnRXWjz4nDtiDiaYq4m3NUgwPl0=/600x450/b808/b808d215cd4a4cdfb8f73b1c9adf4874.jpg
10-05-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By spank226

Thanks a ton (tonne?) for posting this. I...

Thanks a ton (tonne?) for posting this. I remember that catalog quite well! (at least I think I do!).

If you ever get around to being able to post pics/scans of the other pages, that would be most...
09-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

61. I have two Bianchi that are factory labled...

61. I have two Bianchi that are factory labled 61cm but that's c-t and they measure more like 59.5 c-c
09-28-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,183
Posted By spank226

I needed to get home from school when I stayed...

I needed to get home from school when I stayed after for extra-curricular activities. A bike fit the bill. At the same time, there was the build up to and then the hoopla surrounding the 1984...
09-28-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By spank226

I cannot speak to your issue and, after looking...

I cannot speak to your issue and, after looking up the term in the title, I'm not sure what I had qualifies as that.

I would, for whatever reason, get urinary tract infections from time to time...
09-28-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By spank226

Thank you for the education. I'm not surprised at...

Thank you for the education. I'm not surprised at the head tube failure at that location. Aluminum does have a finite life and can only take so many cycles before failure. I recall going through a...
09-25-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

Raleigh Competition GS $600

Comes with a Cinelli Hairnet
[edit: BTW I should add that I'm mostly open to fetching any of these in SoCal that I post up, if there's not someone more local to help you]
...
09-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,012,790
Posted By spank226

need to post this here. While it's not...

need to post this here. While it's not "technically" a Centurion, it's still a Centurion and the colors are oh-so-1980's SoCal...

https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_2LWGPXasdBs_1ck0N6_600x450.jpg
09-25-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

The colors... OH MY EYES!

https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_2LWGPXasdBs_1ck0N6_1200x900.jpg
https://images.craigslist.org/01010_2HFqDLhl6nH_0TK1ck_1200x900.jpg

remarkable shape for the vintage and the colors don't get...
09-24-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By spank226

I'm on the other end of the spectrum: If Sean...

I'm on the other end of the spectrum: If Sean Kelley can win several Tour de France green jerseys, World Championship medals, and several cobbled classics while riding a bonded, lugged standard...
09-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

Schwinn Prologue w/ Shimano Santé

Supposedly only 10 miles on it. There's no brake wear on the rear wheel, so may be accurate.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/d/carlsbad-schwinn-prologue-barely-used/7194495736.html
...
09-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By spank226

Lugged Aluminum Tomasso is a rebadged Alan...

Lugged Aluminum Tomasso is a rebadged Alan brought it by Ten Speed Drive Imports (out of business now).

It is a "glued and screwed" aluminum lugged frame, meaning the lugs and the tubes were...
09-23-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

Trek 760 in San Diego for $380. There's a...

Trek 760 in San Diego for $380. There's a Columbus sticker on the fork. I thought these were Reynolds??

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/bik/d/chula-vista-for-sale-se-vende/7187522583.html
...
09-23-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

VERY 1980's Rossin with Santé grouppo And...

VERY 1980's Rossin with Santé grouppo

And you'd better be tall. $795 with a 30-day money back guarantee
...
09-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,853
Posted By spank226

hmmm. Wonder if the seller is wearing a...

hmmm. Wonder if the seller is wearing a collarbone brace...

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/d/carlsbad-trek-7000-hybrid/7197505575.html
...
09-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By spank226

So about them giant alien robots... ;)

So about them giant alien robots...

;)
09-21-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By spank226

And I read they are building a giant alien robot...

And I read they are building a giant alien robot in area 51.

https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/09/ac-comp-space-robot-v2.jpg?w=620


But I wouldn't bet my retirement on...
09-21-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

If you used a service like bikeflights or...

If you used a service like bikeflights or shipbikes then a shop will often charge $40-$60+ for boxing the bike that the seller drops off, and then sometimes the box is not included in that price, and...
09-21-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By spank226

High End Treks are still made in Wisconsin.

High End Treks are still made in Wisconsin.
09-19-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,112
Posted By spank226

A newborn "geep" (goat or sheep) on Christmas Day...

A newborn "geep" (goat or sheep) on Christmas Day 1995 in Sicily. My best friend Paul and I were out on a ride and we heard what sounded like a crying baby. Both of us were like, "Do you hear that?"...
09-19-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By spank226

Yea, I remember all those years when Alex Trebek...

Yea, I remember all those years when Alex Trebek suffered up the Kemmelberg, and brought his team leaders all through the Dolomites. Shame how all of his ped use caught up with him now that he's...
09-18-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By spank226

As you watch the video, Lemond tries to come up...

As you watch the video, Lemond tries to come up on the far side and gets pushed to the outside of the tires and has to sprint on the other side of them and then tries to come back in (because the...
09-17-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By spank226

Same youtuber actually has a longer video that...

Same youtuber actually has a longer video that includes a few snippets of the Junior TTT (Which Lemond and team won Bronze in) and the start line of the Jr Men's RR. At 5:20-5:23 you see a shot of...
09-16-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By spank226

Greg Lemond's 1979 World Championship Race

Wow, I'd never actually seen the footage of this before but while stumbling around "the internets" and finding / watching some old Coors Classic footage (and reading how the former race director...
08-30-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By spank226

Just use a bike with rim brakes... If you want to...

Just use a bike with rim brakes... If you want to get fancy, replace the brake shoes with something that bolts in and allows you to get the "scree scree scree" noise when the rim touches it. shorten...
08-30-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By spank226

You and my wife would get along well

You and my wife would get along well
08-30-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By spank226

I can echo the comments of the OP almost...

I can echo the comments of the OP almost verbatim.

I've been off the bike for pretty much 20 years. Before that, I really didn't have a whole lot of fear of being hit. In the mid to late 1980s,...
08-26-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,151,898
Posted By spank226

Not mine but nearby. Shimano Sante' equipped...

Not mine but nearby.

Shimano Sante' equipped Trek for $200

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/d/escondido-vintage-trek-2000/7184702835.html
...
08-23-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,812
Posted By spank226

Those are indeed headset wrenches for 1" headset...

Those are indeed headset wrenches for 1" headset setups and they also hold freewheel and bottom bracket install/removal splined "sockets", like for the sealed cartridge bottom brackets when they came...
08-22-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,812
Posted By spank226

Those are park cone wrenches, I have no doubts...

Those are park cone wrenches, I have no doubts about that.
08-22-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By spank226

I had a "61cm" frame shipped to me using the...

I had a "61cm" frame shipped to me using the Aircaddy K9100 Shipbikes.com
https://s3.amazonaws.com/waybills.shipbikes.com/itemimages/l_3698_3698-00.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By spank226

I appreciate the feedback, everyone. What I...

I appreciate the feedback, everyone.

What I get from this is I should first try to exchange the larger one I have for the exact one but in a smaller size. A different bike with SLX tubing just...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By spank226

Can/Should a production bike be resized (shrunk)?

I recognize that pretty much anything can be accomplished with enough $. But that's not really the box I'm putting around this.

I've hit conditions that find me waxing nostalgic for my very first...
08-20-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By spank226

There's a cylcops magneto trainer not super far...

There's a cylcops magneto trainer not super far from me for $25. If you want, I can grab it (or some other one you may like) and mail it to you if you can't find one more local to you.

I imagine...
08-19-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By spank226

I got to visit the Trek Factory in Waterloo, WI...

I got to visit the Trek Factory in Waterloo, WI after one of the races during SuperWeek in the early 1990s. They were actually working on OCLV frames when we went through, gluing them together on...
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