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03-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By beech333

Nice loophole...not a "new" bike. I have to say...

Nice loophole...not a "new" bike. I have to say that I initially did not like some of the 70's colors, like this gold, but they have grown on me.

I picked one of these up a few years as an...
02-22-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,340
Posted By beech333

I forgot to mention that the OP frame is not what...

I forgot to mention that the OP frame is not what I would consider ďheavy patinaĒ. That frame looks great as-is. Please donít ever repaint it.
02-22-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,340
Posted By beech333

Nice buy! I was tempted by that many times, but...

Nice buy! I was tempted by that many times, but held off because I have a 60's Frejus in the basement and I am leaning towards older bikes now. (Be careful, the slope is slippery.)

Apparently,...
02-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By beech333

I have won several Ebay.FR auctions and received...

I have won several Ebay.FR auctions and received several requests to pay via another service, due to sellers complaining about fees. In my cases, I really wanted the items I won, so I offered to...
02-03-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By beech333

I would like to go again, but this is not the...

I would like to go again, but this is not the year for it. Maybe next year.

I went a couple years ago and loved it. I recommend not bothering to keep up with your friends, as it is hard when...
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By beech333

Those are old derailleurs. Back when this was...

Those are old derailleurs. Back when this was made, you did not have cables. You had to lean back and shift.

I am not good with estimates, but I would guess $1000-2000.
01-19-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By beech333

Any spare 700c canti-forks? I'm looking for...

Any spare 700c canti-forks? I'm looking for something for a 5"/130mm head tube.
01-14-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By beech333

Iím glad it arrived. it was a sad story that you...

Iím glad it arrived. it was a sad story that you tried to do something to help another BF member, but it went awry by no fault of your own.
01-13-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By beech333

Maybe none of my business, but I am curious since...

Maybe none of my business, but I am curious since you posted about it a while back. Wasn't it a stem that you tried shipping him? Did it ever surface?
01-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By beech333

I picked up one of these in a slightly larger...

I picked up one of these in a slightly larger size recently. I've enjoyed gathering parts, with most of them coming from my parts bin. It is odd to see two for sale within just a couple months...
01-04-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 60,317
Views: 9,000,692
Posted By beech333

I've been casually watching for one of these in a...

I've been casually watching for one of these in a roughly 23" and red/black colors for my brother-in-law. It was his childhood bike and he wants one, but had a rough year.
10-04-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,166
Posted By beech333

Sixty_fiver did not have one of these. It was...

Sixty_fiver did not have one of these. It was about the same age, but I think his had cantilevers.

I do have one of these and I cannot differentiate anything between mine and yours, other than...
08-16-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By beech333

i thought they were riveted to spread the load,...

i thought they were riveted to spread the load, so you donít damage the freehub body when using a 30t, for example. I would not imagine you would be as likely to notch the body with something like a...
08-07-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By beech333

I got pulled over a few years ago because my bike...

I got pulled over a few years ago because my bike on a Saris rack obscured my license plate. If that is illegal, how do these rack manufacturers get away with selling something if it is ultimately...
07-31-20, 12:35 PM
04-29-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By beech333

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1555x798/seat_tube_0b556e6438e8896f45bf25c3b04239cf6eb90490.png
FYI, this is what I see.
04-27-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By beech333

The picture of the measurement to the top of the...

The picture of the measurement to the top of the seattube is not loading for me. I think the frame is smaller than I want, so don't worry about fixing it just for me, but I wonder if others can see...
11-14-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,112
Posted By beech333

They are not cheap, but I put 35mm Schwalbe G-One...

They are not cheap, but I put 35mm Schwalbe G-One tires on my singlespeed and love them. I even bought a larger set for another bike, but have not mounted them yet.
08-25-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60,317
Views: 9,000,692
Posted By beech333

The front wheel is smaller than the rear.

The front wheel is smaller than the rear.
03-31-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,617
Posted By beech333

I ride a couple Rivendells and think Grant would...

I ride a couple Rivendells and think Grant would not care what you do. Have fun with the bike.

If if you decide you want something sportier, I have a Waterford, Della Santa, RRB, Mooney, or...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By beech333

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/f2255d86_7d49_4075_bcaf_8f59e86f422a_d810a8852e435bfd0e8ce360cccc0222b426586e.jpeg
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By beech333

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/71b607f3_85cc_4e5b_a25f_d2a08e74eb40_3ff82475cbb717ee8f4945ac90811e967dab7b0b.jpeg
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By beech333

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/fee9225f_d359_4844_beab_7641ccfa2fd0_ccef8bc9fcca02c10c6479fee5c41ceaaa7f991e.jpeg
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By beech333

Looks like my late 80ís Fuji Ti. It is an early...

Looks like my late 80ís Fuji Ti. It is an early CP one.

Miyata and a few others offered them too. I think they were sourced from the same location, so it is probably tough to figure out the...
01-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,020
Posted By beech333

I would like to go, but feel like something...

I would like to go, but feel like something always comes up. In this case, I mistakenly scheduled a doctor appointment for yesterday.

Maybe I will see some of you at the Chicago Winter swap.
12-22-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By beech333

Is it clear on who built the Mod B? Iíve always...

Is it clear on who built the Mod B? Iíve always preferred the look of them to their higher end brethren.

There is a light blue mod b in the Chicago area that might be the last bike I would like...
08-05-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,861
Posted By beech333

Tanners' apple cider donuts are worth it. They...

Tanners' apple cider donuts are worth it. They are the best I have ever had, especially if you get one that is a bit crispy on the outside. Consider the vintage ride as a bonus.
08-05-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,647
Posted By beech333

That Sun Cresta is gorgeous! ...

That Sun Cresta is gorgeous!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fence_0bbf14f3dfe089556cf54412b0d6c578a37805c0.jpg
08-05-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,861
Posted By beech333

I might be able to make it to this one! Is it...

I might be able to make it to this one! Is it vintage only, or are other steel bikes permitted? I've got a couple vintage bikes I would like to ride, but I might switch to a more modern steel bike...
05-26-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 209,337
Posted By beech333

Fuji Ti

The pure one seems a bit too flexy and cp frames have a reputation for failure.

the other one rides nicely, but no better than a good steel bike and they are very hard to find. I've got two,...
05-26-18, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 209,337
Posted By beech333

Ti Fuji

yes, I own a couple. Iíve got one of the early pure TI bikes, as well as the slightly later century finish c-record ones.
05-18-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,989
Posted By beech333

Iím traveling in WI, but they had 10-20 at the...

Iím traveling in WI, but they had 10-20 at the store on Bluemound in Waukesha (near the Best Buy).
01-26-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,752
Posted By beech333

I've said it before, many times...the Fuji Design...

I've said it before, many times...the Fuji Design Series still ranks as the best road bike I've ridden. I have a 57cm and 58cm bike, but would look to find a 59-61cm one.

I've got a 58cm...
11-18-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,254
Posted By beech333

Depends on the bike. Anything from the mid-60's...

Depends on the bike. Anything from the mid-60's and older will stick with period correct parts.

Cassettes and spd/platform pedals are on the bikes that I ride more often.
11-18-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,849
Posted By beech333

Do the hubs seem original, or did you build the...

Do the hubs seem original, or did you build the wheelset yourself? If the hubs are original, what are they?
11-18-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,849
Posted By beech333

130mm spaced 26" wheels?

Did any of the old 26" wheelsets get spec'ed at 130mm and take hyperglide cassettes? If so, can someone point out what details I should be looking for. I've searched Ebay for "130 26" wheels", but...
10-28-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By beech333

looks like a dealer decal to me.

looks like a dealer decal to me.
10-26-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,984
Posted By beech333

Hmm, I don't have great photos, but these two...

Hmm, I don't have great photos, but these two might do... Oops, I see that someone beat me to it.

After I bought what was once Bianchigirll's Fuji Pro SR, I reached out to some New England Fuji...
10-06-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,297
Posted By beech333

You can still get them. One of the guys on...

You can still get them. One of the guys on ClassicRendezvous is the US distributor. I just bought some a few months ago.
08-01-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,455
Posted By beech333

Don't get the Fuji TS V. I have one and am not...

Don't get the Fuji TS V. I have one and am not impressed. (It is a 58, so too large to offer to you.)

I've never had a Miyata 1000, but I had the step down. Was it a 610? It was awful and I...
07-26-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 60,317
Views: 9,000,692
Posted By beech333

Those orange and purple XO-1's have a cult-like...

Those orange and purple XO-1's have a cult-like following, but I agree that he will miss his mark due to the brakes. It will still sell for a good price if he is willing to accept offers.
07-15-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,860
Posted By beech333

I had a Le Champion modified and love it. Some...

I had a Le Champion modified and love it. Some think it is a touring bike, but I don't carry more than a small bag up front and rarely mount a saddlebag to pick up bread from the farmers market. I...
05-06-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By beech333

I don't mind modifying mass produced frames, but...

I don't mind modifying mass produced frames, but I wouldn't do it...mostly because of what you said.



I don't think the changes you plan to make will make the bike ride better. As another...
03-24-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,783
Posted By beech333

Colnago Master - I don't get the appeal of these....

Colnago Master - I don't get the appeal of these. It felt awfully heavy for a racing bike. I've twice thought of buying an older, under-priced Super, but my prior experience makes me hesitate.
02-11-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,843
Posted By beech333

+1 I bought a frame from them and came...

+1

I bought a frame from them and came close to buying from them several times since, but I won't do so again after this. If they are going to lie about this, where else might they lie or omit...
01-15-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By beech333

pm sent on the crankset.

pm sent on the crankset.
01-15-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By beech333

I'll be there. I thought about getting a table,...

I'll be there. I thought about getting a table, but they were already sold out.

I didn't end up going to the Madison swap, but wonder if that Motobecane was my old bike. I sold it several...
01-15-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,494
Posted By beech333

I have three Flyers that I like quite a bit. The...

I have three Flyers that I like quite a bit. The springs give me just a bit of extra comfort. It definitely isn't much, but it helps when you are riding 50+ miles in a day. If you aren't going...
01-13-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By beech333

I'm interested in a project, but losing interest...

I'm interested in a project, but losing interest in this swap. I'm holding out for a high end frameset, and I am even open to a variety of options (650B road/touring, 26" road/touring, or 700c...
01-09-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By beech333

This might be my first trip to that swap, but it...

This might be my first trip to that swap, but it is definitely weather dependent. I'm looking for a project and hope to get more choices than what we have at the Chicago swap.
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