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08-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By ryansu

The French really had the make gaspipe frames...

The French really had the make gaspipe frames ride like a Cadillac thing down Nice job on the rehab
08-06-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ryansu

I was helping my nephew find a bike and paid $120...

I was helping my nephew find a bike and paid $120 for a early 90s Trek 820 that 10 months ago I could have probably picked up for half that, then again I scored a 93 Univega Hybrid for $40 on Sunday...
08-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 46,279
Posted By ryansu

I have had a hankering to find a hybrid since...

I have had a hankering to find a hybrid since late last year, came close a few times but never quite got there, but I was browsing CL today like you do and boom a $40 bike in this market! wait its a...
08-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 298,818
Posted By ryansu

Been working on a Miyata 112 I got for a winter...

Been working on a Miyata 112 I got for a winter trainer bike. The plan was always to clean it up do some maintenance and pass it along. It got the full tear down as I had nothing else going on. I...
07-31-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 149,820
Posted By ryansu

I used to find deals on Rock Hoppers if I looked...

I used to find deals on Rock Hoppers if I looked now (Covid pricing) I am lucky to find a Hard Rock for under a C note.

i found this 93 Rock Hopper for $65 about a year ago did a little work added...
07-31-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By ryansu

Its called an Inline Gear indicator I think they...

Its called an Inline Gear indicator I think they mostly had them for 9 speeds I used one on a Cannondale Road many years ago, not as intricate or fussy as the Flight Deck you can sometimes find them...
07-26-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,891,420
Posted By ryansu

Found this 91 Trek 820 to refresh for my nephew...

Found this 91 Trek 820 to refresh for my nephew it was COVID market inflated but it was also in my neighborhood which is nice as getting out of West Seattle ain't so easy these days. I figure by the...
07-24-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By ryansu

Very nicely done I did a similar mod of a friends...

Very nicely done I did a similar mod of a friends super course that had been languishing in a basement for 20 years, Put flat bars on it and a rebuild and it got some new life
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07-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

Thanks Man I would not have had the chance to...

Thanks Man I would not have had the chance to rebuild this without your generosity

Definitely feels lively fast for me but that could be because I am used to riding touring type bikes with tires...
07-12-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By ryansu

Hmm hadn't thought about I just set it for the...

Hmm hadn't thought about I just set it for the 50t ring but since the old ring was a 53 I probably did - This was a total tear down so I put the compact on when I was reassembling the bike. The...
07-12-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,500
Posted By ryansu

I don't have your height RoS but I do have the...

I don't have your height RoS but I do have the legs of 5'8" man 30" inseam (like my two brothers) but am nearly 5'11'' due to a Looooong torso. I rode a 54cm Cannondale for a decade before realizing...
07-12-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By ryansu

Thanks for the compliment and suggestions. I...

Thanks for the compliment and suggestions. I did a cursory look at ebay and most of the 7 speed Suntour offerings were in the $50 and up, sometimes way up category and/or were corncobs but I might...
07-11-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By ryansu

Nice Score OP I too am a Miyata fan. I am...

Nice Score OP I too am a Miyata fan. I am currently refurbing an 1987 Miyata 112 that I had as a winter trainer bike so I can sell it on after it gets some love. That 615 looks sweet.
07-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

I finally got around to putting on the bar tape...

I finally got around to putting on the bar tape so for now I am going to call the Allez Fin! It has some iffy shifts in the 21t and 23t cogs but I am going to live with that for now. After all I...
07-05-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

Well I am very close. Did a shake down cruise...

Well I am very close. Did a shake down cruise this morning of about 4 miles and shifting is about 70% there. The good news is it shifts fine between the 50 and 34 up front, I just need to dial in...
07-05-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

You can see the whole Process here...

You can see the whole Process here (https://ryansrebuilds.blogspot.com/search?q=520) really like how the 520 rides with those 531 main tubes
06-28-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

Well as Bugs Bunny would say "eh ya getting...

Well as Bugs Bunny would say "eh ya getting warmer Doc" the frame has been frame savered, cleaned, a few bare spots touched up and finally waxed, The headset is cleaned and rebuilt and back on the...
06-22-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

tricky we can still do the ride regardless, ...

tricky we can still do the ride regardless, congrats on the sale of the SIrrus! I am pondering a conversion of the Allez to a compact double to make it more Seattle and old man friendly -we'll...
06-21-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By ryansu

Heretical smretical do what makes it a...

Heretical smretical do what makes it a comfortable and fun to ride for you! Keep all the original parts of course just in case but its your bike upgrade it how you like. Almost all my vintage...
06-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By ryansu

Right back at cha! I am hanging out with my...

Right back at cha! I am hanging out with my Daughter this evening and I am looking forward to it. Last year it was a short bike ride for to breakfast with her (my suggestion), this year it will be...
06-21-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 765,354
Posted By ryansu

Nice 410 casanewt . I had a 420 that I sold last...

Nice 410 casanewt . I had a 420 that I sold last fall but did like how it rode, but since I had just lucked into a 1987 520 with a Reynolds 531 frame I let the 420 go, I really like how the 520 rides...
06-21-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

I recently finished refurbing a 1987 Trek 520 so...

I recently finished refurbing a 1987 Trek 520 so now the Work Stand was free for the 1989 Allez. The only problem is that I had been taking it for short morning rides and it was so much fun to ride...
06-13-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 765,354
Posted By ryansu

Finished refurbishing this 87 Trek 520 last...

Finished refurbishing this 87 Trek 520 last weekend, after a longer test ride this week I realize I have more work to do but its Mostly done...
03-20-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By ryansu

Since the first of the year I have been doing...

Since the first of the year I have been doing Alternative day fasting and have dropped close to 30 pounds, the fasting part isn't fun but I eat well on feast days, I am never going to be a little...
03-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By ryansu

I have other places to worry about weight -...

I have other places to worry about weight - glances at waistline :lol:
03-20-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,309
Posted By ryansu

I am currently finishing a rebuild and have one...

I am currently finishing a rebuild and have one in the queue but they were all acquired last year, I will expect social distancing to be a thing for a while yet so I don't expect to sell anything in...
03-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By ryansu

I think you will like that Brooks Flyer

I think you will like that Brooks Flyer
03-20-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,661
Posted By ryansu

That is true for Trader Joes when I went at 2 pm...

That is true for Trader Joes when I went at 2 pm the paper shelves were bare but when I went at 9 am when they opened they had stock, I got that pro tip from a cashier
03-15-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By ryansu

Had this issue on an a 89 Allez with 28s so I...

Had this issue on an a 89 Allez with 28s so I ended up buying 25s
03-15-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,661
Posted By ryansu

Murica! while we panic shop the shelves bare,...

Murica! while we panic shop the shelves bare, the Italians are singing from their balconies....sigh
02-19-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,799
Posted By ryansu

Something I have done is put an old sock around...

Something I have done is put an old sock around the bottle to cushion the stainless steel kleen kanteen from the stainless bottle cage. YMMV
02-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,352
Posted By ryansu

considering that a replacement steel fork (chrome...

considering that a replacement steel fork (chrome 27" wheelsize...
02-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 111,994
Posted By ryansu

Captain Dashboard!...

Captain Dashboard!...
02-08-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,891,420
Posted By ryansu

Smokinapankake that is a very nice score! For...

Smokinapankake that is a very nice score! For myself I usually have to restrain the urge to fill a cart with a bunch of new parts but as I have gotten (even) older I have started to slow down and...
02-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,953
Posted By ryansu

When I see old MTBs for sale and I see they have...

When I see old MTBs for sale and I see they have grip shifts that is almost an auto pass for me unless I really love the frame and want to take the time to swap to thumbies. Not that Trigger shifters...
02-05-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,799
Posted By ryansu

Looks like you picked up the Portage but the mid...

Looks like you picked up the Portage but the mid to late 80s is a sweet spot for touring bikes IMHO, In addition to the Raliegh and Miyata and Trek 520, 620, and 720 you have Schwinn, Nishiki,...
02-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,396
Posted By ryansu

From decaying in the weeds to functional rideable...

From decaying in the weeds to functional rideable bike derusted touch up and built back up nice townie bike. Chaepeau Nubra !

I have used oxyalic acid and naval jelly but based on your results I...
02-01-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,680
Posted By ryansu

I don't have one currently - my tan one doesn't...

I don't have one currently - my tan one doesn't count - but long ago I over hauled a white UO-8
...
01-30-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 298,818
Posted By ryansu

The Eiffel tower print in the background is very...

The Eiffel tower print in the background is very appropriate for working on an old Pug. Bon Chance mon ami
01-22-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,396
Posted By ryansu

whats a camera? Isn't that an app on my phone...

whats a camera? Isn't that an app on my phone ...:D
01-19-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,263
Posted By ryansu

I have family there and look when I visit and yes...

I have family there and look when I visit and yes there are ads where I shake my head and tell myself not to send a snarky reply about how that rusty varsity isn't worth 10% of the asking price but I...
01-18-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By ryansu

87 that is currently getting rebuilt, non stock...

87 that is currently getting rebuilt, non stock rear wheel. I wouldn't turn my nose up at the retro bike the OP posted but this one only cost me $75 (lucky find)
...
01-17-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By ryansu

Here is the $20 one I got on CL , I fixed the...

Here is the $20 one I got on CL , I fixed the front flat and have restored 18 of 21 speeds just need to do a session with the RD to get all 21 back but its better than the 6 working gears it had when...
01-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By ryansu

It only took me a decade to figure out 54cm was...

It only took me a decade to figure out 54cm was too small! :lol: I ride a 58cm in C&V and have about 5 bikes now that keep me busy plus a few projects, I do occasionally look for old Cannondales...
01-13-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 865,093
Posted By ryansu

I have had good luck with paint cleaner (rubbing...

I have had good luck with paint cleaner (rubbing compound) followed up with a nice car wax for bringing faded paint back to life of course I don't mind a bit of patina. Nice score for $30!
01-12-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,921
Posted By ryansu

Sprung Brooks ...

Sprung Brooks

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01-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By ryansu

For me the most important thing is FIT FIT FIT if...

For me the most important thing is FIT FIT FIT if you haven't ridden it much or at all don't dive in on upgrades before doing so (ask me how I know :D) so clean up what you have put it back together...
01-09-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,462
Posted By ryansu

Agreed - 78 Moto GT ...

Agreed - 78 Moto GT

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01-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,462
Posted By ryansu

really narrow handlebars I find that on most of...

really narrow handlebars I find that on most of my keeper builds I upgrade the cockpit to Nitto or VO bars of 44cm or wider bars along with a technomic stem, I find that makes the ride very comfy. I...
01-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By ryansu

Go HAWKS!

Go HAWKS!
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