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Posted By plonz

I followed Le Champions a few years ago...

I followed Le Champions a few years ago determined to get a frameset. Asking prices were typically in the $300-$350 range for a frameset and I wasn’t ready to go that high. From this experience I’d...
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Posted By plonz

Thanks bikemig for the SB link. Good read. Hadn’t...

Thanks bikemig for the SB link. Good read. Hadn’t really given much thought to the different grades of fillet-brazed models in the vintage Schwinn lineup. Not sure I’m ready to drop four hundo on one...
10-06-21, 07:57 PM
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Posted By plonz

Had a similar failure on a rear hub. Not sure...

Had a similar failure on a rear hub. Not sure if I rode it in that condition but I scrapped it as soon as I saw it.

I have a Campy NR hub that my buffing wheel yanked out of my hand and spit to...
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Posted By plonz

Looking at the estimates, this must have some...

Looking at the estimates, this must have some allure to vintage Schwinn collectors. Not knowing what that is, feels like a $175 +/- $25 bike to the uninformed.
10-03-21, 12:10 PM
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Posted By plonz

From how you describe the limit screws, my guess...

From how you describe the limit screws, my guess would be gunk in the pivot points. Not an uncommon issue and not always visibly evident.

Off the bike, a good soaking in the cleaner of your...
10-01-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By plonz

I never realized it but yes they are indeed made...

I never realized it but yes they are indeed made by Nitto. Interesting because Ive not come across a Nitto-branded version.

I like that they offer 73 and 90 degree options in 10mm increments up...
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Posted By plonz

Quill keeps the bike period correct which is what...

Quill keeps the bike period correct which is what most folks here would insist on.

I use a threadless stem on one bike that I resto-modded with modern STI shifting. There are two reasons I went...
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Posted By plonz

Thems some pretty lofty numbers for Tange...

Thems some pretty lofty numbers for Tange Champion 2 Japanese steel. Although very nice, pretty much an entry-level sport racer in a league with Centurion LeMans, Raleigh Grand Prix and Schwinn...
08-28-21, 04:37 AM
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Posted By plonz

Sounds like a perfect match for the Finger Lakes...

Sounds like a perfect match for the Finger Lakes Region of New York and a Watkins Glen raceway event. Beautiful terrain, ton of wineries, fair amount of breweries and my fave distillery. Also lots of...
08-26-21, 07:25 PM
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Posted By plonz

You are inflicting untold levels of mental...

You are inflicting untold levels of mental anguish and sequential problem solving with this post. Beautiful collection that hopefully finds worthy owners. That Allan Wanta resprayed Zullo is...
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Posted By plonz

I’ve always equated the yellow stickers with 1984...

I’ve always equated the yellow stickers with 1984 and the red white & blue with 1985. My ‘84 Competition sees the most miles in my collection and I’d love to get my hands on an ‘84 Prestige. Too bad...
08-07-21, 09:33 AM
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Posted By plonz

I still ache from those hills. Triple is...

I still ache from those hills. Triple is essential to keep that 80rpm cadence at 4mph!
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Posted By plonz

I remember finding one of these several years...

I remember finding one of these several years back and mentally wrestling with the $400 price tag. Never did buy it and quickly moved on.

I think your instincts are closer to reality than the...
08-02-21, 07:43 PM
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Posted By plonz

Scary pics. Glad you escaped without injury Sam!

Scary pics. Glad you escaped without injury Sam!
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Posted By plonz

Similar bike to the Nishiki you posted. Tires...

Similar bike to the Nishiki you posted. Tires and chain look newer and brake cables were replaced at some point. This one may be more ride ready but you really don’t know until you try it. Up to...
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Posted By plonz

I think you’re fine spending $50 on this as a low...

I think you’re fine spending $50 on this as a low end commuter. You may be able to ride as is but were it me, I’d budget for tires, chain, cables/housing, brake pads and bar tape.
07-21-21, 06:25 AM
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Posted By plonz

I’m not acquiring these days but this one will...

I’m not acquiring these days but this one will haunt me for a minute. Beautiful!

Should make a new buyer very happy.
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Posted By plonz

You should be able to recover the cost of the...

You should be able to recover the cost of the bike plus the parts you bought. That’s likely about it.
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Posted By plonz

I agree with $300 being a good as-is price. ...

I agree with $300 being a good as-is price.

FWIW, I sold my late 80s Olmo San Remo for $450 earlier this year. It had full Superbe group and looked/rode great. OPs paint is in better condition...
06-22-21, 08:07 PM
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Posted By plonz

Very cool. Im new to the GR area and have found...

Very cool. Im new to the GR area and have found the local CL listings fairly uninspiring, aside from the Panasonic I was thinking of snapping up as a move-in gift to myself. Your Free Spirit shows...
06-22-21, 05:16 AM
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Posted By plonz

Free Spirit Reynolds 531 for sale locally in...

Free Spirit Reynolds 531 for sale locally in western MI. Have heard of these but have never come across one. Pretty interesting...
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02-24-21, 08:13 PM
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Posted By plonz

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02-21-21, 10:28 AM
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Posted By plonz

FS: 1985 Trek 760 Frame & Fork - 57cm

Bought this on the forum many years ago and it has sat in a cardboard box ever since. While a very nice frameset, it's a smidge small for me and would compete for riding time with the rest of the...
02-11-21, 04:56 PM
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Posted By plonz

FS - Early '80s Colnago Super Frame & Fork 58cm

Been sitting on this one for a while and it just deserves to go to someone who will cherish it more than I ever will. Frame is an Allan Wanta respray (Wanta (http://www.wantaframes.com)) and I don't...
02-05-21, 02:10 PM
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Posted By plonz

Specialized Expedition Frameset - 62cm - You pick it up, you pay $0

I've long had visions of restoring this bike to its former glory but sadly, I just do not seeing it happening under my watch. Needs to go to a new home. Plenty of rust that probably should be dealt...
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Posted By plonz

The full bike in this condition can fetch...

The full bike in this condition can fetch $600-$800. I still believe the frameset is a fair deal at $325.
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Posted By plonz

Yes that’s a good price, especially if there’s no...

Yes that’s a good price, especially if there’s no shipping costs on top of this. Looks like the internal wiring may be snipped at the ends but I don’t think that’s a value killer.

Is this a 62? ...
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Posted By plonz

Considering the frames we’ve seen posted and...

Considering the frames we’ve seen posted and sometimes sold here over the last year, I’d think the BF price would be more like $300. The condition looks to be very good.
01-03-21, 10:41 AM
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Posted By plonz

Living in the west part of the state, I’ve...

Living in the west part of the state, I’ve swapped out nearly everything with a big cog 25 and under in order to better negotiate the climbing. I’d go with either 12-28 or 14-28.
01-01-21, 05:29 PM
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Posted By plonz

My 1985 Peugeot PSN 10 beater is a fine shade of...

My 1985 Peugeot PSN 10 beater is a fine shade of rattle can white

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12-26-20, 04:11 PM
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Posted By plonz

Sound advice. I have 3 pairs of Ambrosio...

Sound advice. I have 3 pairs of Ambrosio Excellence. My measured ERD across the 6 rims ranges from 602 to 605. I always double-check the rim I am building.
12-25-20, 07:28 AM
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Posted By plonz

Congrats on getting the golden ticket! I built a...

Congrats on getting the golden ticket! I built a pair of Excellence for my Circuit. Have another in queue for a Davidson. For some unknown reason, I always use Wheelsmith DB spokes for my builds. A...
12-24-20, 10:19 AM
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Posted By plonz

Multiple ways you could approach this. I would...

Multiple ways you could approach this. I would use a scratch pen to remove the rust down to the metal, apply primer and top coat. I’d use a small brush or dabber to apply the primer and paint. If...
12-15-20, 01:24 PM
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Posted By plonz

2020 became the year I now cycle 100% carbon...

2020 became the year I now cycle 100% carbon free. My Specialized Tarmac hadn't seen action in several years so I off-loaded it over the summer. Sadly, I let the wheels with White Industries hubs go...
12-08-20, 08:55 PM
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Posted By plonz

I think well go with malice this time. Unless he...

I think well go with malice this time. Unless he forgot to take down his CL AND eBay listings


https://joplin.craigslist.org/bik/d/newtonia-vintage-centurion-road-bike/7240129489.html
12-03-20, 08:56 PM
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Posted By plonz

I turned my 1983 Specialized Expedition into a...

I turned my 1983 Specialized Expedition into a straight up road bike, something it was not meant to be. Always looked a little off but it did ride great!
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12-03-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By plonz

S-works model due out by summer :lol:

S-works model due out by summer :lol:
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Posted By plonz

Nice bike with pricey components. I'm also...

Nice bike with pricey components. I'm also around $300 on this one. Definitely able to recoup investment as a part out.
11-19-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By plonz

Well you came across my favorite! White...

Well you came across my favorite! White Industries T11 hubs roll forever and have a distinctive, but not obnoxious sound. Not at home on your traditional vintage build but the ultra-high polish...
11-19-20, 12:00 PM
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Posted By plonz

In my experience nothing beats the buffing...

In my experience nothing beats the buffing machine for reviving the finish on tired rims and hubs. First picture shows the Mavic Module E wheel on a crusty old Peugeot I got. Next picture is the...
11-17-20, 09:52 AM
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Posted By plonz

I"ll cover a few of your points For your...

I"ll cover a few of your points

For your progressive sanding, 1000 will get you a clean, satin finish but you'll need a 3rd step to get a chrome-like finish. My typical 3 steps are 600/1000/2500...
11-17-20, 09:28 AM
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Posted By plonz

My STI experience consists of two sets of 7800...

My STI experience consists of two sets of 7800 and two 7403. Definite difference from 7400 to 7800 in feel although both work great. 7400 requires a touch more effort and is a more firm click into...
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Posted By plonz

I know nothing about this brand but there is one...

I know nothing about this brand but there is one locally that gets relisted from time to time. Seems overpriced to me.
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Posted By plonz

It's hard to argue with spending $150 on a road...

It's hard to argue with spending $150 on a road bike that's ready to roll. If I were selling this bike, I'd probably ask $200 and take $160.

Worth it IMO.
11-11-20, 06:44 AM
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Posted By plonz

Why thank you! The seat post is a plain,...

Why thank you! The seat post is a plain, no-frills Kalloy. Pretty boring but come in a lot of sizes (incl 27.0) and a 350mm length. Right around $20 IIRC.

For something dressier, check out the...
11-05-20, 01:09 PM
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Posted By plonz

I cannot connect the dots on this. :foo:. ...

I cannot connect the dots on this. :foo:.



When I was in better cycling shape, a slight downward angle put me in a more aggressive, aero position. I wasn't pushing on the bars. just resting...
10-23-20, 08:55 AM
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Posted By plonz

I've dealt with this on two Ksyrium SL wheels. ...

I've dealt with this on two Ksyrium SL wheels. Spoke nipples crumbling when trying to use the wrench is common on these. I've had some success soaking the nipple in penetrating oil. My LBS at the...
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Posted By plonz

$50 would be just okay if you had a use for it...

$50 would be just okay if you had a use for it but it’s really a freebie bike. Bigger issue is the fork looks bent. Low-end bike with low-value components. Not worth putting on new tires, cables,...
10-20-20, 04:47 AM
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Posted By plonz

If my fading memory serves me correct, you bought...

If my fading memory serves me correct, you bought the pearlish white Olmo? This group should make an amazing bike.
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Posted By plonz

I haven’t checked Merckx comps in a while but...

I haven’t checked Merckx comps in a while but framesets were $350+ last I was looking. There should be some sold eBay activity to gauge against.

That looks like a nice one. If we weren’t on...
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