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03-24-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Frenchosa

Thanks for the insight! I think I will pick up...

Thanks for the insight! I think I will pick up that grizzle!
03-24-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Frenchosa

Bench Grinder for polishing parts

I have always wanted a bench grinder for polishing parts. I lived many years in a condo with no basement, now I do have a basement and can start to buy some power tools. I see this bench grinder...
02-10-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Frenchosa

Sizing for Trek 750 Multitack w/ drops

For my winter is project I am wanting to find an old steel straight bar hybrid like a Trek Multitrack and convert it to a drop bar bike. I believe the straight bar hybrids and drop bar road bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,071
Posted By Frenchosa

I usually use a $10 cable lock to secure my...

I usually use a $10 cable lock to secure my $1000+ vintage bicycle when I am downtown. Last night I somehow left my keys in the lock. I was gone for about three hours and my bicycle and keys were...
Forum: Asia
04-12-16, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Frenchosa

Did you get a chance to bike in Mie? My wife is...

Did you get a chance to bike in Mie? My wife is from Mie, and there is a lot of good riding in that prefecture? Much nicer to ride than Tokyo.
12-01-15, 12:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,943
Posted By Frenchosa

I have a 1998 Kona Kilauea with Reynolds 631...

I have a 1998 Kona Kilauea with Reynolds 631 tubing and I love it. I have it at my parent's house and use it when I visit in the summer. I didn't want to deal with front suspension, so I...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By Frenchosa

I biked across America on a Cresta and loved it. ...

I biked across America on a Cresta and loved it. Unfortunately, I stored it in my mother's cellar and when I moved out of the house she let the trash man take it. Someday I will own one again. ...
06-18-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,945
Posted By Frenchosa

I have a 1974 Raleigh International and I built...

I have a 1974 Raleigh International and I built it up, with the parts I like. Very nice examples with original parts can run more than $1000, but you can find frame sets at a very reasonable...
06-10-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 61,240
Views: 9,188,123
Posted By Frenchosa

An XL Trek 531 for 250 ...

An XL Trek 531 for 250


https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/bik/5066922154.html


Not mine, and I am in Japan now and can't facilitate.
06-10-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,444
Posted By Frenchosa

How about getting a vintage frame that needs a...

How about getting a vintage frame that needs a new paint job and getting it uniquely painted and tricking it out with silver campy ergo. I would however, ride the frame and see if you like it...
04-03-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,745
Posted By Frenchosa

Your effort that you put in really shows. A bike...

Your effort that you put in really shows. A bike with that geometry looks sweet with those handlebars. I think it deserves some decals.
Replies: 7
Views: 2,992
Posted By Frenchosa

There are a lot of Klein lovers at RetrobikeUK. ...

There are a lot of Klein lovers at RetrobikeUK. You should advertise it there. If you want to maximize profit, splitting is the way to go. Clean and shine those parts before selling. I have...
03-31-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,741
Posted By Frenchosa

Was that the bike on CL Boston? Ride it on...

Was that the bike on CL Boston?

Ride it on nice sunny days, then enjoy cleaning it. Why keep it pristine? For when you are pushing up daisies, someone will be enjoying it? This logic to...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By Frenchosa

I have one of the same color, I really like it. ...

I have one of the same color, I really like it. A really nice International frame is about $400-$450. One with bad paint is about $150 to $200. You could get more if you add in the headsets,...
03-30-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,276
Posted By Frenchosa

Could you remove the anosizing of a modern crank...

Could you remove the anosizing of a modern crank and polish the aluminum?
03-26-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Frenchosa

Renoving powder coat from shifter bosses

I got a frame powder coated and the shifter bosses were powder coated over. Is there a way to remove it? Will a file work?

Thanks in advance.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By Frenchosa

I bought a Maruishi in Japan with my first pay...

I bought a Maruishi in Japan with my first pay check.. Mine was like a sunset pink. I ordered it from a shop and I got to choose the color from about 50 choices. I loved it, till I got in accident...
12-14-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,495
Posted By Frenchosa

I have my 1974 International set up as a 9 speed...

I have my 1974 International set up as a 9 speed w/ 32 in the rear, and 46, 30 crank in the front. I built this up to climb crazy steep mountains in Japan. I use DuraAce berends set to...
12-14-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,916
Posted By Frenchosa

>D2R2 I'm originally from Massachusetts, and...

>D2R2

I'm originally from Massachusetts, and never heard of this ride till today. I plan on going back this summer and would love to try to complete the 160 KM. Is it possible to ride the...
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Frenchosa

Old full suspension bikes don't hold their value...

Old full suspension bikes don't hold their value because they are difficult to maintain and technology on full suspension bikes has come a long way. If you want to sell quick, I would say $150 to...
12-09-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 22,335
Posted By Frenchosa

Wow... Renee Herse would be proud...

Wow... Renee Herse would be proud...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,109
Posted By Frenchosa

A 115 would still be more than what a local bike...

A 115 would still be more than what a local bike shop would give.
11-01-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,495
Posted By Frenchosa

I also have a 1974 International. I bought an...

I also have a 1974 International. I bought an almost original one, but the frame was kind of rough. I found a nicer International frame and moved the parts that i liked. The original white...
10-22-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 61,240
Views: 9,188,123
Posted By Frenchosa

Duh.. the sticker says so!

Duh.. the sticker says so!
10-22-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,495
Posted By Frenchosa

I have a Velo Orange 46/30 paired with a 13-32 ...

I have a Velo Orange 46/30 paired with a 13-32 on my 1974 Raleigh International and it looks really nice.
10-20-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,090
Posted By Frenchosa

I bought 2 of them for the bottle cages, maybe I...

I bought 2 of them for the bottle cages, maybe I will keep one and try to sell the other.
10-20-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,090
Posted By Frenchosa

40 year old NOS plastic water bottles, would you drink from them?

I bought NOS Raleigh bottle cages with plastic bottles that are coming to me. They are from 1974, and still in packaging. Would you use them?
10-16-14, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Frenchosa

Get the Rossin back from your partner... ...

Get the Rossin back from your partner...

--Michael
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By Frenchosa

Phil Wood hubs are popular.. I think you could...

Phil Wood hubs are popular.. I think you could get the same price on CL as ebay. Local buyers would save on shipping, and you would save on ebay fees and the pain of shipping something that big.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By Frenchosa

Those tires are made by Kona. Vintage Kona ...

Those tires are made by Kona. Vintage Kona MTBs are more popular in the UK, than in the States. Some people desire 100% original bikes... you should try to sell them there. I doubt they...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,979
Posted By Frenchosa

The parts and the wheels look nice.. I heard...

The parts and the wheels look nice.. I heard Toronto is a hot market for used bikes, so it is probable a fair price if the bike is in working condition. Old brifters tend to gum up, make sure that...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,866
Posted By Frenchosa

Condition is important.. mtb were made to get...

Condition is important.. mtb were made to get abuse.. Also, what components are hanging on it, really makes a difference. Higher end steel mtbs are more valued if they are parted out... early...
10-11-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 206,172
Posted By Frenchosa

I would be willing to help people who are looking...

I would be willing to help people who are looking to buy things in Japan.
10-09-14, 04:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,802
Posted By Frenchosa

I don't buy many bikes compared to many of the...

I don't buy many bikes compared to many of the forum members... but for the past few summers i have picked up nice bikes via ebay using the local search. This is especially true for nicer bikes. ...
10-09-14, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,030
Posted By Frenchosa

Shimano UN 72 Bottom Bracket

I picked up a used UN 72 Bottom Bracket with not much wear. Usually on square tapered BB that i have used the right bearing cup is pressed permanently onto the right side and cannot be removed. ...
09-28-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,553
Posted By Frenchosa

Riding off road is fun. Trails that are boring...

Riding off road is fun. Trails that are boring when hiking become very fun when MTBing, I have an 16 year old rigid Kona, that is a blast to ride in the woods. Also, no chance of getting hit buy...
09-24-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 61,240
Views: 9,188,123
Posted By Frenchosa

Claud Butler near _Boston Not mine, but...

Claud Butler near _Boston


Not mine, but it looks nice for $700
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By Frenchosa

I am no expert on values, but there are many...

I am no expert on values, but there are many people in their 40's who wish to own a bicycle that was made on the year that they were born. This would be a nice project for someone.
09-21-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By Frenchosa

If the paint is in rough shape and not...

If the paint is in rough shape and not saveable... how about getting new decals and painting it something original? Maybe your father's favorite color. It will be tough to get a match with out...
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Frenchosa

In Boston CL you can find 853 Reynolds steel...

In Boston CL you can find 853 Reynolds steel Lemonds for about $500 with brifters. Old aluminum bikes are less desirable than old steel. if you didn't like the bike and wanted to sell it... you...
09-18-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Frenchosa

The high end Raleighs had normal English...

The high end Raleighs had normal English threading... Raleigh Internationals had mostly Campagnolo Nuevo Record including bottom bracket and headset. One issue could be the rear spacing.. like...
09-17-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Frenchosa

If you are looking for a new frame... how about...

If you are looking for a new frame... how about this Raleigh International frameset... (not mine)

Early 1970's Raleigh International Campagnolo Reynolds 531 Touring Frame Set | eBay...
09-17-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Frenchosa

When transferring parts to another bike...for the...

When transferring parts to another bike...for the front derailleur, not only the diameter has to be correct, but the derailleur cable pull has to be the same.,... top or bottom pull. It looks like...
Forum: Asia
09-17-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 929
Posted By Frenchosa

Any vintage bicycle swap meets in Kansai? Osaka, Kyoto Kobe.

Like the post says, are there any vintage bicycle swaps in the Kansai area? Please let me know...
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Frenchosa

Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire are...

Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire are expensive for a paint spray. I couldn't find anything less than $300.
09-10-14, 03:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,618
Posted By Frenchosa

I just measured the excess axle length.... the...

I just measured the excess axle length.... the non-drive is 3mm longer than the drive side. There is about 3 or 4 threads popping over the drop out. The drive side axle end seems to end one mm...
09-09-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,618
Posted By Frenchosa

120mm to 130mm

I have a 1974 Raleigh International 531 frame that I bought recently. The stays are 120mm spread that I want to coldset to 130mm. I originally thought it was 126mm, and heard that you can mount a...
09-08-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,475
Posted By Frenchosa

I think a higher end Raleigh would make excellent...

I think a higher end Raleigh would make excellent candidate

I'm building up a Raleigh International... it will be an international frankenbike!

Here are the specs.. so far...


Framee /...
08-31-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Frenchosa

You will need more info than just 1991 vintage...

You will need more info than just 1991 vintage Fisher Mountain bright pink.... good picture the model, list of components and size are important.. For Shimano, XT was the top components for...
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By Frenchosa

If you do a local search on ebay,, you are bound...

If you do a local search on ebay,, you are bound to find a bargain. Most Ebayers are more than happy to do a local pick up. You will have a hundred dollar advantage compared to other bidders.
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