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04-28-19, 07:31 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

nice, simple and transformed. Great job!

nice, simple and transformed. Great job!
03-25-19, 01:24 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Bianchi Limited from charcoal to "Celeste"

It's usually a difficult decision weather to powder coat or keep it original. In this case, the bike wasn't a "collectible", and to me,enhancing it to the preferred Celeste not only added a premium...
02-15-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

My first two wheeler was...

My first two wheeler was thishttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc06728_1bf5d8e9e24e77419d1d70673e2974bbc3ef6f3a.jpg
bike (cant recall the make/model) but it was about...
11-04-18, 08:19 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Bicycle pics can be inspired by an epic ride, the...

Bicycle pics can be inspired by an epic ride, the loving admiration of the bike, beauty of its build, or just the pure excitement of a new find. Other pics are composed to show the backdrop;...
07-01-18, 08:38 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Nicely done on both rigs - Those vintage...

Nicely done on both rigs - Those vintage ATB/MTB's are versatile and I see you're taking full advantage.:thumb:
06-17-18, 12:05 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Thanks so much for the comment - we're fortunate...

Thanks so much for the comment - we're fortunate to have many diverse bike trails in the area, and they're currently building one across the street that goes along the lake.
I hope to be one of the...
06-14-18, 08:00 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I get that, I was debating - I have three nice...

I get that, I was debating - I have three nice vintage Brooks tucked away but reached for this one, and its sort of growing on me with a kind of BMX vibe.
Plus I knew it fit me better than a Brooks.
06-14-18, 07:50 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

It only took minor spreading while I installed...

It only took minor spreading while I installed the rear wheel -
06-13-18, 11:18 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Ross Mt. Hood 1984

Hi all - I'd like to share a finished project. Purchased from original owner 2 yrs. ago and let it simmer till last week. At first sight I was disappointed as it was covered in a film and appeared to...
06-28-17, 03:44 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Chrome Love - Paramount, Le Tour 12.2, Voyageur 11.8

I managed to collect these three chrome beauts in addition to my original 1981 11.8 that's refitted with barcons,
700 SunRims M13II wheels (allowed for my narrow drop-outs) and Golden Arrow...
08-09-16, 04:07 PM
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07-17-16, 07:11 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Miyata Elevation 5000

Acquired this from an accomplished racer who used this as a back-up so it didn't see much action. All original with an extra XTR wheelset. Now it has city tires. Pretty rare I believe - I have not...
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Thanks again DD I appreciate your opinion - I may...

Thanks again DD I appreciate your opinion - I may let it simmer for a while. I've noticed a lot of frames available nationally that would be worthy of a nice pantographed colnago campagnolo super...
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Thank you for your assessment DD! It's about...

Thank you for your assessment DD! It's about 127mm spread. I'm undecided on what exactly to do with it since I ride a 58cm. I'm not one to part-out a bike so I may just put it up on CL or the bay but...
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Colnago C&V - need identification assistance please

This is a recent acquisition purchased locally sporting pantographed Campagnolo Super Record group. Original owner lent it out to a friend and after using it a season the borrower offered to have it...
10-18-15, 12:11 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Hello Deb32 - My guess is that Maruishi sourced...

Hello Deb32 -
My guess is that Maruishi sourced their saddles and had labeled them if in fact it does have their name on the saddle. Good pics may help experienced readers to steer you better and...
09-02-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Yes - meant to say I was lacking the 3TTT...

Yes - meant to say I was lacking the 3TTT Competizione saddle so will be purchasing one eventually.
09-02-15, 05:36 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Verified -...

Verified - http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1013340-bianchi-super-corsa-1980-my-holy-grail-find.html#post18132686
09-02-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,452
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

redoray - I'm confirming the rear dropout spacing...

redoray - I'm confirming the rear dropout spacing IS 130mm. Glad my all original Bianchi Super Corsa (except t.t.t. Competition saddle) was helpful as a reference point for your restoration. Hope to...
06-12-15, 09:32 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Almarc leather bar wrap...my first with that and...

Almarc leather bar wrap...my first with that and didnt even know the name - thanks for that.
Guerciottiati sounds sexy blingy- hope you took some pics. I am assuming there's titanium in axle and bb...
06-12-15, 08:55 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I took a risk leaving that saddle cover on for...

I took a risk leaving that saddle cover on for first pics - but the eye moves quickly from her double bagger saddle cover to her lugs and and panto goodies. The vintage Zefal had a matching sock...
06-11-15, 10:35 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Thank you Otis for the vote on the saddle - a...

Thank you Otis for the vote on the saddle - a vintage racing TTT Competizione saddle.
I better start saving.
06-11-15, 09:49 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I grew up with friction shifting and always...

I grew up with friction shifting and always prefer it as well...and compared to indexing it brings you closer with the bike (although hadn't had the luxury of Campy). Like it even more as barcons...
06-11-15, 09:44 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Portacatena...good eye on that - I hadn't even...

Portacatena...good eye on that - I hadn't even noticed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!! And I guess the levers are milled out Campagnolo with the trip lever.
I learned something new...
06-11-15, 09:32 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Let me reply by respectfully asking - what SHOULD...

Let me reply by respectfully asking - what SHOULD be under the saddle cover? :)
06-11-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,452
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Bianchi Super Corsa 1980 - my Holy Grail find

Hello all - I wanted to share my holy grail find.

This is one of four bikes I brought home from estate items being sold. It wasn't until I had time to check them out closer that I realized this...
06-07-15, 08:19 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I went for a powder coat repaint of this Bianchi...

I went for a powder coat repaint of this Bianchi -
The frame was a fairly beat up brown. Since it needed inspection and possible overhauling anyway it wasn't
a waste to strip it down to the frame...
03-19-15, 06:43 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

440054440055 Mine is similar but full...

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Mine is similar but full Campy - I would consider it a 1987
Components are era correct and original to the bike - Campagnolo brake calipers, levers, hoods, shift levers, headset,...
03-09-15, 06:29 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

For the picture record - here's a Maruishi...

For the picture record - here's a Maruishi Emperor -

Sounds similar to yours. A step above an entry bike as it has Shimano 600 with original bar-end shifting.
Owned and now parting with.



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03-07-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

On mine the rear and front DR's, shifters, and...

On mine the rear and front DR's, shifters, and hubs are Sachs-Huret Rival.

I located an old thread - http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/384389-photos-cinelli-mountain-bike-mtb-atb.html
...
03-07-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,895
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

ColinL - thanks so much for your advice and...

ColinL - thanks so much for your advice and valuable info on the Blur! I'm thinking about adding tubes as the tubeless ones have leaks, and it would be lower maintenance for us. Hopefully we'll be...
03-07-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Regarding fit on your Tiramisu - I found it to...

Regarding fit on your Tiramisu - I found it to have an aggressive stance with the top-tube length and stem. Installing a shorter stem
and adding riser bars could make a big difference in the reach...
03-07-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Hello slavedog - As you probably saw, I have a...

Hello slavedog -
As you probably saw, I have a Tiramisu - posted about a year and a half ago on this thread - with nary a response.

I feel like twin red-headed step children showing up at a...
02-23-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,895
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I wonder if having v-brake bosses is the defining...

I wonder if having v-brake bosses is the defining characteristic for all "Blur Classics", and if all other aspects of the Classic frame and bearings would match up with the frames without bosses of...
02-16-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,895
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

thanks Redcon1 for your reply - I'll have too...

thanks Redcon1 for your reply - I'll have too check the other forums as well but this was helpful.
I havent found any images to ID the exact bike frame but it may have been in a transition during...
02-16-15, 12:57 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

What year and model is this Santa Cruze Blur?

I recently purchased this Blur for a family member and am doing some maintenance etc. on it prior to presenting it to him.
I've seen various model references to Blur (XC, Classic, etc.) and am...
02-03-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,407
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

thanks - never heard the term ghetto 1x...

thanks - never heard the term ghetto 1x "conversion" but makes sense. I was originally concerned about some things such as 2 vs. 3 speed compatibility so its a "try and see" for this - The original...
02-02-15, 10:20 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Confirmed not stolen - but thank you for your...

Confirmed not stolen - but thank you for your concern.
I have place an order for all parts and total was $93
02-02-15, 07:45 PM
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Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Thumbs up Specialized Sirrus needs replacement parts - need advice please

My newly acquired 2005 Specialized Elite (carbon fork) had its front derailleur, chainrings, and shifter removed. The missing parts were not included in the sale. The previous owner made a repair by...
Forum: Touring
09-25-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,590
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Right you are 3speed - the bike was mounted in...

Right you are 3speed - the bike was mounted in the bike stand and the rack appeared perfectly level - when I took it out it had a sad lean...remounted it in the slot instead. 1986 Schwinn Voyageur...
Forum: Touring
09-25-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,590
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I guess I was just lucky the FL-1 rack seemed...

I guess I was just lucky the FL-1 rack seemed designed for my fork without any mods at all and the placement was perfect in the hole. I would think the wide berth slot is for all others that needed...
Forum: Touring
09-24-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,590
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Today I have a new appreciation for my mid-fork...

Today I have a new appreciation for my mid-fork boss/eyelets...this vintage Jim Blackburn FL-1 fit like a glove - even with the Longboard's taking up an eyelet. I've seen this rack copied lately and...
09-24-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,318
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Front Low Rider Original Jim Blackburn (FL-1) and my 1986 Schwinn Voyageur

I mounted my SKS Longboards and managed to utilize every braze-on boss and eyelet, and some more than once. The vintage Jim Blackburn front low rider fit like a glove - one of those rare...
09-21-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,717
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Cinelli Tiramisu - with worlds largest bike decal?

I purchased this early this season and its been simmering till I decide what to do with it. I doubt it has collector value but then again it could be rare enough to keep unaltered in good shape. I'd...
09-21-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,869
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I ran across your Submariner - Made me want to...

I ran across your Submariner -
Made me want to show mine - altered. I had wanted to experience fixed riding and the Kabuki beckoned me. Stainless steel triangle set in forged aluminum joints....
09-15-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,318
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

badger_biker I like your style. Good to hear you...

badger_biker I like your style. Good to hear you had a nice ride on your Voyageur. I was wondering are all those your bikes and or previous ones under brapp in photobucket?
If so you have been a...
09-14-14, 01:26 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,318
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

Greetings Vouageurs - I'm back after finishing...

Greetings Vouageurs - I'm back after finishing restoration work on my 1986 Voyageur. I've concluded the bike has fairly low miles and it came out very nice. I took an initial 10 mile ride today and...
09-01-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,318
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

[QUOTE=mnmkpedals;17082638]402644402645 We...

[QUOTE=mnmkpedals;17082638]402644402645

We have brothers (or sisters?) reunited…. Straight from Craigslist, here is my recent 1986 Voyageur purchase. Identical to yours with the same 3555 date...
07-29-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,318
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

I had a hunch you'd decipher that for me :thumb: ...

I had a hunch you'd decipher that for me :thumb:
now on to the clean-up...
07-29-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,318
Posted By ItsTimeToBike

GB - Right you are - I didn't look close...

GB -
Right you are - I didn't look close enough to see that the head-badge IS stamped396167.
Thanks for all the info and no doubt will be a nice reference for future searchers as well. ...
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