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Posted By TugaDude

Here you go, courtesy of Classic Rendezvous... ...

Here you go, courtesy of Classic Rendezvous...

Paris Sport & Victor Cycles were "house brands" name applied to many bicycles as sold and distributed by Park Cycle & Sports in Ridgefield Park, New...
01-18-21, 12:31 PM
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Views: 588
Posted By TugaDude

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula...

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula Hubs. Keep them greased and at the right tightness and they are fine. Regular commuters that ride in severe weather prefer sealed bearings for...
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Views: 477
Posted By TugaDude

I had never heard of the brand, but don't take...

I had never heard of the brand, but don't take that as a negative as there are probably a number of brands out there I've never heard of. Certainly it wasn't a "mainstream" bike. Have you tried...
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Views: 477
Posted By TugaDude

Not so sure. Yes, there is a website with some...

Not so sure. Yes, there is a website with some info, but I also found some messages, including some here on Bike Forums which indicate they closed shop. The owner of the bike can try to message...
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Posted By TugaDude

velobase is way more comprehensive than any other...

velobase is way more comprehensive than any other component database. I found a Chorus RD that bears many of the hallmarks of the one shown.
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Views: 696
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for coming back. A lot of people never...

Thanks for coming back. A lot of people never do. Most don't. Completed sales are good info. Congrats.
01-11-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By TugaDude

My suggestion is to check out All City's Big...

My suggestion is to check out All City's Big Block. I've never been disappointed in anything regarding mine.
12-31-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By TugaDude

Those are monster teeth. The width of the teeth...

Those are monster teeth. The width of the teeth wouldn't work well with modern chain I don't think. Back in the day there was a 3/16" wide chain, so perhaps that cog is to be used with the wider...
12-31-20, 11:22 AM
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Views: 1,009
Posted By TugaDude

Looking good!

Looking good!
12-30-20, 11:48 AM
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Views: 1,495
Posted By TugaDude

A lot of diverse opinions here and a lot of good...

A lot of diverse opinions here and a lot of good points made. I'll share some of my thoughts with you. First, I've never been in the camp where I tried to keep up with technology at all costs. I...
12-26-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By TugaDude

One of the cool things about a forum is that the...

One of the cool things about a forum is that the information can be valuable to folks in "real time" and in the future. Unfortunately, when you change your original post and then later pretty much...
12-23-20, 11:16 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Welcome to the club! I own several fixed-gear...

Welcome to the club! I own several fixed-gear bikes but one of my favorites is still my converted Miyata 312. It is just perfect for me in every way. Do I wish it had track fork ends? Yes. Does...
12-21-20, 07:34 AM
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Views: 578
Posted By TugaDude

I've never owned a titanium bike and probably...

I've never owned a titanium bike and probably never will, but I can definitely understand the appeal. There is a richness to the metal, a luster that just looks amazing in my opinion. Not having to...
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Views: 800
Posted By TugaDude

This was found on the web... ...

This was found on the web...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr-Daimler-Puch
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Posted By TugaDude

Could just be the angle of the photo, but the...

Could just be the angle of the photo, but the fork looks wonky to me. Possibly a bent steerer tube. Worth checking out to make certain.
12-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By TugaDude

When I look at that photo it reminds me of the...

When I look at that photo it reminds me of the phrase "the stuff that dreams are made of". All of my bikes are hanging from the rafters in my garage. It is a pain, but the only way I can really go....
12-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By TugaDude

I want to echo the comments about the build...

I want to echo the comments about the build quality and the paint. My Big Block was from the first year and is the red with white "socks". The paint is amazing, way better quality than I expected....
12-07-20, 10:55 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

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12-03-20, 08:30 AM
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Views: 505
Posted By TugaDude

As usual, RobbieTunes gives some great insight...

As usual, RobbieTunes gives some great insight and even shows examples of what is possible. The idea that powder coating "necessarily" obscures detail in frames is overblown in my opinion. Just...
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Posted By TugaDude

Difficult to say no knowing your local market. ...

Difficult to say no knowing your local market. Many cities have a shortage of decent bikes for sale on the various sites, and if Denver is among them, then you'll do better. I'm thinking somewhere...
11-18-20, 06:55 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Yes. You can also put photos into an album in...

Yes. You can also put photos into an album in your user area and then people can transfer them to the thread. Different ways to skin the cat.
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Posted By TugaDude

I don't know how much help this article is, but...

I don't know how much help this article is, but it does clearly show that some models had two shift levers.
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10-27-20, 06:06 AM
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Views: 2,594
Posted By TugaDude

I wouldn't. Find a frame that suits, don't try...

I wouldn't. Find a frame that suits, don't try to make this one into something it is not. But then again, I hang out in the Classic & Vintage forum, where removing bits is tantamount to blasphemy....
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Posted By TugaDude

Giant brand is a definite step up from department...

Giant brand is a definite step up from department store quality. It appears clean and in good condition. If it is ready to ride, the price is about what I'd expect in the current environment. Bike...
10-05-20, 02:19 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Like Veganbikes said, if you made it SS/FG-only...

Like Veganbikes said, if you made it SS/FG-only it wouldn't be so high. Maybe a few hundred dollars. But I have a number of cranksets that COULD be used on a SS/FG bike and those alone are worth...
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Views: 1,089
Posted By TugaDude

Glad it worked out for you! It truly is a...

Glad it worked out for you! It truly is a beautiful bike. I hope you post some photos after you get it cleaned and tuned up. I especially like the gold-tone components. I noticed on some Peugeot...
10-02-20, 06:08 AM
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Views: 732
Posted By TugaDude

The frame is way better than I think you are...

The frame is way better than I think you are giving it credit for. First, it is likely 4130 CroMO and it was made in Japan for Schwinn and the workmanship at that point in time was excellent. The...
09-25-20, 12:51 PM
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Views: 1,407
Posted By TugaDude

Now that is a bike. Anyone that looks at that...

Now that is a bike. Anyone that looks at that and doesn't "get it", doesn't get it.
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Posted By TugaDude

It is a very nice bike and definitely a steal at...

It is a very nice bike and definitely a steal at $80 bucks. Lower the handlebar stem though. It isn't terribly far past the minimum insertion line, but still...

If that bike were my size I'd be...
09-22-20, 06:37 AM
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Views: 7,791
Posted By TugaDude

"Any bike that makes you want to ride it is a...

"Any bike that makes you want to ride it is a good bike."

Me
09-22-20, 06:22 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for sharing that video! Although the...

Thanks for sharing that video! Although the reviewer describes himself as a "Riv-fan", the review is very honest and balanced. He points out what he perceives to be both good and bad. Best part is...
09-18-20, 10:17 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

I think the fact it was this persons first post...

I think the fact it was this persons first post speaks volumes.
09-18-20, 02:38 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

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09-18-20, 02:14 PM
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Views: 3,121
Posted By TugaDude

Here you go. I cleaned her up a bit but the rims...

Here you go. I cleaned her up a bit but the rims could use a polish. This bike literally fits like a glove.

...
09-18-20, 05:57 AM
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Views: 3,121
Posted By TugaDude

I'll post one today or tomorrow. Thanks for...

I'll post one today or tomorrow. Thanks for asking about it.
09-15-20, 09:48 AM
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Views: 3,121
Posted By TugaDude

The main thing is to give it a chance. Riding...

The main thing is to give it a chance. Riding fixed isn't for everyone, but I'll bet that many who say they didn't like it never really gave it a chance. Or perhaps they had no foot retention,...
09-14-20, 12:48 PM
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Views: 1,618
Posted By TugaDude

According to an online calculator, a pair of...

According to an online calculator, a pair of those wheels would be 13.23 lbs. Then you have to add tires/tubes. Wow.
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Views: 560
Posted By TugaDude

Not sure why you would even suspect it isn't...

Not sure why you would even suspect it isn't original, but it seems to be. Who would fake a Panasonic MTB? To what end? It appears very similar to several I found when I searched. There is even a...
09-08-20, 01:05 PM
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Views: 1,025
Posted By TugaDude

I wonder whether this one should be in the...

I wonder whether this one should be in the running. CR-MO frame and has nice, big tires for a variety of surfaces....
09-07-20, 02:30 PM
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Views: 762
Posted By TugaDude

Recommend you visit Velomine.com. Great deals on...

Recommend you visit Velomine.com. Great deals on wheels.
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Views: 378
Posted By TugaDude

Yes

Yes
08-29-20, 07:10 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

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08-29-20, 06:47 AM
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Views: 1,266
Posted By TugaDude

I have converted several bikes, none of which I'd...

I have converted several bikes, none of which I'd considered "ghetto-rigged" and the cost in each case was either zero or close to it. I fail to see the problem unless you choose a poor candidate to...
08-27-20, 12:57 PM
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Views: 1,564
Posted By TugaDude

Keep in mind that tubing is only one factor. ...

Keep in mind that tubing is only one factor. Overall ride quality is the product of a number of factors coming together. I've ridden chromoly bikes that had a "dead" feel and were zero fun. I've...
08-27-20, 12:46 PM
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Views: 1,279
Posted By TugaDude

Personally, if that is what you want it for I'd...

Personally, if that is what you want it for I'd be looking at a "vintage" steel mountain bike as a base. There are any number of models of older Treks or Specialized that would be perfect for what...
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Views: 605
Posted By TugaDude

If it is in good shape, that is a very fair...

If it is in good shape, that is a very fair price. Especially right now.
08-26-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
Posted By TugaDude

Both of those weights I would put in the...

Both of those weights I would put in the lightweight category. Funny how different our perspectives can be! Hey, like I said, it that trips your trigger and you have the dough, go for it.
08-26-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
Posted By TugaDude

Reason I asked is that I find it rare that road...

Reason I asked is that I find it rare that road bikes of that size would suffer from toe overlap. It sometimes happens in smaller frame sizes.
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Views: 647
Posted By TugaDude

Not all of the forks were prone to failure. ...

Not all of the forks were prone to failure. There's a thread here about it. Corrections were made to the original design. Personally I'd have zero interest.
08-14-20, 11:25 AM
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Views: 74,578
Posted By TugaDude

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I love your photo with the "stairs to nowhere" because I run on a trail...
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