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01-15-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,136
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Posted By teambhultima

Here's my purple '76 AD Ultima. Fun bike! I've...

Here's my purple '76 AD Ultima. Fun bike! I've had it for decades.
02-20-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,100
Posted By teambhultima

Thanks to everyone for your continued interest in...

Thanks to everyone for your continued interest in these wonderful old steel bikes. Mine is an Austro Daimler Ultima, serial # 5694722, Reynolds 531 frame and fork, purple with gold pin striping,...
02-20-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By teambhultima

It was nice to run across this post. A great...

It was nice to run across this post. A great friend of mine rode an early series flat black Vent Noir with the full Dura Ace group like in your photos. It was an awesome bike and, although the frame...
11-24-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By teambhultima

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on C&V and their...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on C&V and their families!
Pretty weather here in central Alabama. I should be able to get in a quick ride this afternoon.
Best Wishes!
06-23-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By teambhultima

If your spokes are still good, try doing a simple...

If your spokes are still good, try doing a simple rim swap. Put a drop of liquid wrench on each nipple and let soak in. Tape the replacement rim alongside the original rim and swap the spokes over,...
06-22-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,127
Posted By teambhultima

Beautiful, functional art! Very cool bike -...

Beautiful, functional art! Very cool bike - thanks for the pics!
06-22-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,653
Posted By teambhultima

Agreed! Bianchigirl, your Bertoni TT is...

Agreed! Bianchigirl, your Bertoni TT is absolutely amazing! Do you know what year it is?
01-22-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,496
Posted By teambhultima

Great picture! A classic for sure!

Great picture! A classic for sure!
01-21-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,496
Posted By teambhultima

Hey bigbossman, that is similar to my '76 Pioneer...

Hey bigbossman, that is similar to my '76 Pioneer SX650 receiver that I bought in high school and still use. I wish I still had the Yamaha manual turntable, but I traded it as a lazy teen for an...
04-20-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,973
Posted By teambhultima

As I recall, Palo Alto was a mail order bike...

As I recall, Palo Alto was a mail order bike equipment and clothing company. They had some nice frames manufactured for them, but I don't recall who made them. I think you'd be hard pressed to beat...
03-13-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By teambhultima

I'm not sure, but you may want the rear wheel to...

I'm not sure, but you may want the rear wheel to use the more offset rim since you will need to dish it for the freewheel. A more experienced wheelbuilder should be able to clarify this. Nice Mavic...
02-14-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By teambhultima

I stand corrected - just went down and looked at...

I stand corrected - just went down and looked at my bike. The Athena levers don't have whatever the little gray thing is (Powergrade) sticking out by the hood. Otherwise, they look the same to me....
02-13-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By teambhultima

+1 Athena I like mine, good stopping power, but...

+1 Athena
I like mine, good stopping power, but the cables have a slight abrasive or gritty feel compared to the old teflon-lined cables I had with my old Dia-Compe levers.
Best Wishes!
02-04-10, 12:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 27,290
Posted By teambhultima

try ...

try
http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/AustroDaimler/
02-03-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By teambhultima

Beuatiful Olympian! Well done - I know you will...

Beuatiful Olympian! Well done - I know you will enjoy riding it.
Best Wishes!
01-29-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,789
Posted By teambhultima

My 2 cents worth comes from 2 wrecks. One as a...

My 2 cents worth comes from 2 wrecks. One as a teen in the late '70s with no helmet. I woke up in the middle of the street with a concussion, police thankfully on scene, and spent the night in the...
01-25-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By teambhultima

For 1981 & 82 model years (at least), the SLE was...

For 1981 & 82 model years (at least), the SLE was a Reynolds 531 double-butted frame sport/touring bicycle. It should provide a very nice ride with a good set of wheels. Swap the rim or fix/replace...
01-25-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By teambhultima

Where can you find Detto's? I'd love to have...

Where can you find Detto's? I'd love to have another pair (US size 10 = 43 or 44 I think).
01-25-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 105,880
Posted By teambhultima

I have 2 Grand Prixs, both 1976 Nottingham...

I have 2 Grand Prixs, both 1976 Nottingham models. The bronze one is complete and rides great, but a small frame. I have owned it for many, many years. The silver/blue was a thrift store purchase a...
11-01-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By teambhultima

COLD BEER!!! ;-) Have fun!

COLD BEER!!!
;-)
Have fun!
10-29-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By teambhultima

Post some pics, please! I'd love to see your...

Post some pics, please!
I'd love to see your bike. I've enjoyed my '76 AD Ultima for many, many years. They made nice bikes and you will probably have a lot of fun fixing it up and riding it.
10-28-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By teambhultima

+1 AD You may want to research the AD a little...

+1 AD
You may want to research the AD a little bit, too. It just might be an old mid-70's Ultima road racing frame. These were purple 531 frames with gold pin-striping around the lugs. AD's top of...
09-24-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,746
Posted By teambhultima

OK, staying off-topic, my stereo (not...

OK, staying off-topic, my stereo (not surround-sound) is still powered by the Pioneer SX650 35-watt per channel receiver that I bought in 1977. And yes, it still sounds good, along with the Technics...
06-29-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,469
Views: 1,499,177
Posted By teambhultima

Just finished refurbishing this Raleigh Assault...

Just finished refurbishing this Raleigh Assault for a college student. It was her dad's bike, probably early to mid 80's. This was a fun overhaul and rebuild and i know she will enjoy riding it.
06-29-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,643
Posted By teambhultima

black kestrel, I appreciate your interest in...

black kestrel,
I appreciate your interest in Treks. In 1984, I worked at a LBS that sold these bikes and they are well made machines. The 400 was a nice entry level road bike with good components...
06-24-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By teambhultima

This is an interesting thread... While...

This is an interesting thread...

While "brand" might be a good starting point (like all those listed already), I'd first look for compoments and frame type. While we may all dream about finding a...
03-20-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,141
Posted By teambhultima

Nice Bianchi and the Suntour Quattro system is...

Nice Bianchi and the Suntour Quattro system is quite nice, too. This will be a very fun bike when you get it cleaned and ready to ride.
Best Wishes
02-25-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,699
Posted By teambhultima

I used to work in a bike shop in '84 that sold...

I used to work in a bike shop in '84 that sold Treks. I really liked the 500 series bikes, especially for their price range. They were well made with Reynolds 531 straight gauge tubes and nicley...
12-26-08, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By teambhultima

[QUOTE=Gary Fountain;8077972]I bought a New Conic...

[QUOTE=Gary Fountain;8077972]I bought a New Conic SLX frame in '91...It was available at the same time as the Masters and I always thought of it as a 'lesser' model.


Dam-Nah-Shun, that is one...
12-26-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By teambhultima

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All! ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

Thanks, C&V crowd, for each quick break I got during the Christmas rush. Whenever I could slow down in the evenings, I could log on and check out the...
12-23-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,617
Posted By teambhultima

What a nice gift! I have a mid-70s ladies...

What a nice gift! I have a mid-70s ladies Collegiate 3-speed that I fixed up for my wife. It's a cool bike, in almost new condition. I don't remember where I ordered the tires from, but the Schwinn...
12-22-08, 12:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,875
Posted By teambhultima

Thanks for all the great pics! Lots of cool bikes...

Thanks for all the great pics! Lots of cool bikes posted. Here's my short list, all 1970's...

Long-term ownership:
1976 Austro Daimler Ultima (my road bike for 25+ yrs.) - Austria
1974 Raleigh...
12-21-08, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By teambhultima

I have a '74 Grand Prix which I've owned for over...

I have a '74 Grand Prix which I've owned for over 25 years. It is a good sturdy bike. The Weinmann center pulls are very good brakes. As mentioned, check Sheldon Brown's site for tips. My best...
12-14-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,749
Posted By teambhultima

Whatever it is, it would have to be the color of...

Whatever it is, it would have to be the color of "Grey Poupon"...
Merry Christmas!
12-09-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By teambhultima

I think lots of the older road bikes just came...

I think lots of the older road bikes just came with higher gearing, while touring models offered a wider range. My '76 AD Ultima has Campy SR 42/53 up front. Years ago, I gave up on the 13-21 and...
09-23-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By teambhultima

All good advice above. Check local thrift...

All good advice above.
Check local thrift stores. I've picked up 3 nice old Schwinns there over the past few years that needed very little other than cleaning and new tubes & tires, all for very...
07-13-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,103
Posted By teambhultima

Great thread! My first 10-speed was a new...

Great thread!

My first 10-speed was a new white/orange Record, early '70s. It was a real tank and I used it to deliver papers and travel all over town as a kid. It replaced the hand-me-down Sears...
07-06-08, 12:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,710
Posted By teambhultima

Well, I don't have access to all the fancy local...

Well, I don't have access to all the fancy local breweries here in Alabama, but a "green grenade" is always welcome... ice cold Heinekin.

Years ago ('80's), the Pecan City Pedalers hosted the...
06-01-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By teambhultima

OK, I will follow up with this pic of my SunTour...

OK, I will follow up with this pic of my SunTour Cyclone.
Maybe not the best ever, but it's worked great for me for many, many years.
Best Wishes!
04-30-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By teambhultima

Restore it, then ride it! (Or ride it and then...

Restore it, then ride it! (Or ride it and then decide to restore it and ride some more.) You will be impressed. These are very nice bikes. I've owned my Ultima for many years - it is wonderful. My...
03-25-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,061
Posted By teambhultima

Whatever kind of heron that is on my Raleigh,...

Whatever kind of heron that is on my Raleigh, it's got to be related to the bird on the hoods of the old Pontiac Firebird TransAms! I mean, don't they make both vehicles go faster?
03-25-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 361,536
Posted By teambhultima

Howdy! Purchased Schwinn #3 today from the...

Howdy!
Purchased Schwinn #3 today from the local thrift, an early 70's ladies' mixtie 5-speed Suburban. It's a purr-fect match to Schwinn #1, a 1974 10-speed Suburban. Same bronze color, same decals...
02-08-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By teambhultima

Very nice job, sop. The old 560's are great...

Very nice job, sop. The old 560's are great bikes, imho, and are undervalued. Straight Reynolds 531 frames as I recall. I hope you get 20+ more years of enjoyment from it. Best wishes.
02-08-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By teambhultima

Try this link for info (thanks Manfred) ...

Try this link for info (thanks Manfred)
http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/AustroDaimler/76/
02-08-08, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By teambhultima

Sweet... very sweet!

Sweet... very sweet!
02-02-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By teambhultima

Great find, gwhunter! By the looks of the...

Great find, gwhunter!

By the looks of the frame's braze-ons, this is newer than my '76 Ultima, which uses top-tube brake cable clamps and a clamp-on FD. You will really enjoy the bike - they are a...
01-01-08, 12:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,331
Posted By teambhultima

+1 million on the modern helmets! As caterham...

+1 million on the modern helmets! As caterham said, much nicer than my old Bell V1 Pro, but I still use it on occassion for short neighborhood rides.

It's interesting to note that there is no...
12-31-07, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By teambhultima

nice job, bigbossman! happy new year to your...

nice job, bigbossman!
happy new year to your daughter for such a cool gift!
12-31-07, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By teambhultima

Thanks! Best wishes to all for a wonderful and...

Thanks!
Best wishes to all for a wonderful and happy new year (with great riding weather)!
Go Team!
Drew
12-05-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 565,345
Posted By teambhultima

1978(?) Schwinn Collegiate before ($6.88 at...

1978(?) Schwinn Collegiate before ($6.88 at thrift) & after...
Merry Christams & Happy Holidays!
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