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Posted By noobinsf

Here is a thread with relevant information:...

Here is a thread with relevant information: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1169221-nishiki-international-we19207-serial.html
05-11-21, 11:33 AM
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Views: 143
Posted By noobinsf

That's a very nice bike, but not really unique...

That's a very nice bike, but not really unique enough to be a wall hanger, I think. You're more likely to get joy from it in the form of cash to get a different bike you can ride, or to dress up a...
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Views: 637
Posted By noobinsf

And with the mythic fork crown, too... I don't...

And with the mythic fork crown, too... I don't have any advice on value, but I know that specific fork crown is one of those details the folks looking for one of these will eagerly seek out in sale...
05-04-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By noobinsf

I still like these! ...

I still like these!


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05-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,246
Posted By noobinsf

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208...

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208 hubs. Theyíre uniglide, but the idea is to size them down to 120mm with a HG freehub body for a cassette hub hack. Crossing fingers it works, but at...
04-30-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By noobinsf

Thatís incredible!

Thatís incredible!
04-30-21, 07:18 PM
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Views: 1,116
Posted By noobinsf

Nor had I, but when I saw the sale posting I...

Nor had I, but when I saw the sale posting I checked out the interwebs and found entries on Velobase, Disraeli, and even a mention on Retrogrouch, so I bit.
04-30-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By noobinsf

Something you didnít need but couldnít resist...

I know this probably explains a healthy proportion of everyone’s parts bin (or entire collection), but I was inspired by this little find today. Someone posted a Suntour Competition for sale locally,...
04-30-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By noobinsf

Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor...

Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor injuries, but keep tabs on anything weird going on with your noggin, since it sounds like a solid whack. I hope that other guy learned a lesson and...
04-27-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful bike, and excellent job!

Beautiful bike, and excellent job!
04-27-21, 03:30 PM
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Views: 1,101
Posted By noobinsf

There seems to be a difference in the level of...

There seems to be a difference in the level of luster on the side of the "crack" between the line and the crown race vs between the line and the fork leg. The upper part looks a little shinier, which...
04-26-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,246
Posted By noobinsf

Nothing earth-shattering, but I do have a couple...

Nothing earth-shattering, but I do have a couple of nice freewheels and a set of wide-ish polished box section rims.

...
04-24-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By noobinsf

Is that a Konno Allez or something? Nice looking...

Is that a Konno Allez or something? Nice looking lug. Like others have said, take the paint off that spot and treat the rust, then spot paint or cover with clear polish to protect it. Also, closely...
04-21-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By noobinsf

There are a lot of threads on this forum that...

There are a lot of threads on this forum that discuss how to prep a frame for paint, so I won't go into that, but I will say that it's worth a shot to try DIY -- mask off the top tube and paint that...
04-20-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By noobinsf

The only thing to be mindful of with the Moto GR...

The only thing to be mindful of with the Moto GR is that the rear brake reach is long if you're using center-mounted centerpulls. I use every mm of the MAFAC Raid back there, and I even had to tilt...
04-12-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By noobinsf

Here it is, fresh from being bead blasted. I’ll...

Here it is, fresh from being bead blasted. I’ll take better pics a bit later once I clean it, but you can see the tidy brazing and efficient use of brass. Also a little detail of the pitting from the...
04-12-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, what a beautiful bike... Yeah, most folks...

Wow, what a beautiful bike... Yeah, most folks here believe bikes are meant to be ridden, and comfort and fit are foremost. Great job!
04-01-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By noobinsf

Answer: both. Commuting with panniers is nice if...

Answer: both. Commuting with panniers is nice if you don't already, and they're not bad for touring, either. Mixing up your commuting route with a couple of different bikes also combats boredom. Nice...
03-28-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,515
Posted By noobinsf

I am not a veteran and I am fortunate not to have...

I am not a veteran and I am fortunate not to have suffered any major physical injuries yet, but I do want to add to the encouraging voices who urge you to get some help if you need it, and to have no...
03-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By noobinsf

Very nice!

Very nice!
03-27-21, 03:35 PM
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Posted By noobinsf

Whoa, deal of the day here!

Whoa, deal of the day here!
03-26-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By noobinsf

What a great find, and ain't it great to be able...

What a great find, and ain't it great to be able to take someone's castaway to turn into your treasure? I love that about this hobby.
03-24-21, 12:35 PM
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Posted By noobinsf

I'll just add to the commentary that it's not a...

I'll just add to the commentary that it's not a stretch to say that the saddle is sometimes the most expensive part of the bike. If it fits, you'll keep the saddle for a long time, and if you sell...
03-19-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,126
Posted By noobinsf

If you don't use the 30-tooth very much, you'll...

If you don't use the 30-tooth very much, you'll have good luck with Sunrace freewheels, which come as 14-28 or 13-28:

https://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/mfr2a
03-16-21, 11:51 AM
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Posted By noobinsf

Have you checked the chain for wear?

Have you checked the chain for wear?
03-12-21, 12:15 PM
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Views: 416
Posted By noobinsf

Does anyone remember the Free Market Economy...

Does anyone remember the Free Market Economy sketch from The State, circa 1995? "Instead of Adidas, I have Adidums. Less money for extra stripe."
03-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By noobinsf

And it looks like the resale market is...

And it looks like the resale market is thriving... :mad:
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03-04-21, 03:02 PM
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Views: 230
Posted By noobinsf

New content from "The Secret Life of Machines" guy

My wife mentioned fax machines on her work call a few minutes ago, and it led my train of thought to the old "Secret Life of Machines" episode covering fax machines. If you don't know, it's one of...
02-28-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By noobinsf

It's beautiful. I hate to shatter the glamour,...

It's beautiful. I hate to shatter the glamour, but is it possible the shifters installed in reverse? In other words, shouldn't the flat edge be parallel to the downtube and flare outward? I don't...
02-28-21, 02:06 PM
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Posted By noobinsf

Plenty of other sources of consternation and...

Plenty of other sources of consternation and regret. Use the levers that make you happy. I like both, but I can appreciate attractively swoopy cables.
02-27-21, 03:39 PM
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Posted By noobinsf

Is this one of those NOS frames that were being...

Is this one of those NOS frames that were being sold recently on ebay from an independent shop in Chicago?
02-27-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By noobinsf

No, not wrong, but you're illustrating why it's...

No, not wrong, but you're illustrating why it's worthwhile to clarify CTC (center-to-center) or CTT (center-to-top) when asking about measurements. I don't know which tradition stems from where, but...
02-23-21, 06:42 PM
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Views: 392
Posted By noobinsf

Not an expert here, but I think Keo pedals have a...

Not an expert here, but I think Keo pedals have a lower front lip than what you have, which matches the raised lip on the Keo cleats. Yours look like Deltas to me.

Do you have a friend with a...
02-19-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,144
Posted By noobinsf

Does the seller have a lot of listings and...

Does the seller have a lot of listings and positive feedback? I think ebay monitors communication for this sort of activity, and if the seller isn’t careful, he may find himself without an account...
02-18-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By noobinsf

Yep, this style Symmetric came stock on my '82...

Yep, this style Symmetric came stock on my '82 Univega Competizione, a very similar Miyata-produced bike. Great bikes...
02-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By noobinsf

Or Carabela? Link:...

Or Carabela?

Link: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1171290-help-me-id-frame.html

Edit: Disregard, the Carabela in the linked thread does not have the fastback treatment nor the same...
02-17-21, 12:04 PM
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Views: 469
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe a Windsor? Just a wild, partially-informed...

Maybe a Windsor? Just a wild, partially-informed guess.
02-11-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's a deal and a half for $150! I love my...

Wow, that's a deal and a half for $150! I love my Univegas, and yours is a top of the line tourer. My Competizione is in that same pretty blue.

FYI, step-down ferrules are available from Velo...
02-04-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

I was just listening to Brian Jonestown Massacre...

I was just listening to Brian Jonestown Massacre last night. The San Francisco music scene has such a rich history, and this is one of the (formerly) local bands that really captures it and lets it...
02-03-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By noobinsf

What color was the bike when you bought it?...

What color was the bike when you bought it? (Fishing for your tenth post so you can post pics.)
02-02-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By noobinsf

These are the closest I can find through a google...

These are the closest I can find through a google image search for “steel quill pedals,” but I don’t think they correspond to the labels. The links lead to aggregator sites that don’t have any actual...
02-02-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By noobinsf

I've had several Univegas and still have two....

I've had several Univegas and still have two. They're great bikes, well built and easy to work on. Like others have said, once you have some maintenance basics down, you can really do anything with...
02-01-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By noobinsf

I just got 3 sets of dropout adjuster screws from...

I just got 3 sets of dropout adjuster screws from Velo Orange, and they're still available. I could have sworn I saw step down ferrules listed on the site, but I cannot find them anymore.

DO...
01-29-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

Here's another idea -- these thumb-only trigger...

Here's another idea -- these thumb-only trigger shifters, again from Microshift. If finger-pull is the issue, these might be the ticket. If thumb actuation is the issue, couldn't these be mounted...
01-29-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

I've been happy with the Microshift stuff I've...

I've been happy with the Microshift stuff I've used, and for the listed price, I'd give these a try. This linked shop has them listed as out of stock, but at least this gives you an idea of what to...
01-28-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By noobinsf

I'm a little concerned that you're going to run...

I'm a little concerned that you're going to run into issues with both the Shimano and the Symmetric band.

The Shimano is for drop bar brake levers, and so the diameter will be ~23mm, while the...
01-26-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By noobinsf

Ooh, it says that folks might be able to observe...

Ooh, it says that folks might be able to observe the building process, like a zoo or a Krispy Kreme. I'm being glib, but I'd honestly make a point of dropping by if I were passing through Leeds for...
01-25-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By noobinsf

I just think that if you’re willing to go to the...

I just think that if you’re willing to go to the expense of removing the chrome, you may want to find a good painter to do a proper wet repaint, or even to try to do it yourself. The chrome is...
01-25-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,530
Posted By noobinsf

Here are mine... ...

Here are mine...


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01-22-21, 07:13 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By noobinsf

A reference is a reference, and this is good...

A reference is a reference, and this is good information for anyone else who happens to seek it...
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