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12-18-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 312
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Posted By kbjack

Unicrown ...

Unicrown
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4176941851_ba1af9d958_o.jpg
12-17-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,536
Posted By kbjack

Cannondale is gone. Not to be pessimistic, but...

Cannondale is gone. Not to be pessimistic, but now that you know what to look for (for the most part), flim-flamming around on bikeforums is not going to land you or your bf with much more than a...
12-16-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51,214
Views: 6,656,307
Posted By kbjack

Just did a quick google search on Bianchi...

Just did a quick google search on Bianchi Randonneur and came up with this:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml90/90138.html

Fork recall for '82-'84 models. Could be alarmist BS, but then...
12-11-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,323
Posted By kbjack

1) 1973 Raleigh Pro Track - just waiting on new...

1) 1973 Raleigh Pro Track - just waiting on new sew-ups...if they get here by today or tomorrow, I should be done by the end of the weekend *fingers crossed*

2) 1980 Miyata Gran Touring - needs...
12-10-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,063
Posted By kbjack

No problem. One word of caution, don't...

No problem. One word of caution, don't over-tighten the FD clamp when you re-position it--this can cause crimping in your seat tube. Max torque is pretty low 50-60 inch-lbs (5-7 Nm). Or, if you...
12-10-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,063
Posted By kbjack

FD position needs to be lowered. The cage should...

FD position needs to be lowered. The cage should be about 1-2mm above the outside ring of the crank:
http://www.parktool.com/images_inc/repair_help/ft_der_2.jpg

See Park Tool site for more info:...
12-10-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,742
Posted By kbjack

+1 While I really appreciate the creativity and...

+1 While I really appreciate the creativity and presentation of many of last year's entries, I also liked simply seeing the poor Velveteen Rabbits come to life through careful (and carefully...
12-10-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,722
Posted By kbjack

Can you give us a serial number, + latitude and...

Can you give us a serial number, + latitude and longitude? We'll pin this thang down!
12-10-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,742
Posted By kbjack

Unless you use these 'tires.' ...

Unless you use these 'tires.'
http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://jayjanner.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/jwj-kundla-bikes-227.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGHmKSCDA_eJ0tOYgF3DcTsngL7iQ
12-10-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,063
Posted By kbjack

Looks like you succeeded...and in a big way. The...

Looks like you succeeded...and in a big way. The pre-Trek Lemonds have just been added to my "someday" folder.

Any shots of the seat cluster?--looks like an interesting wrap-around.
12-09-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,895
Posted By kbjack

I'm in for a size Medium. Thanks!

I'm in for a size Medium. Thanks!
12-09-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,536
Posted By kbjack

If he can't inflate his own tires, he's probably...

If he can't inflate his own tires, he's probably not all that savvy either. My guess is that the flat is nothing to worry about--seller probably doesn't have a presta adapter and so hasn't bothered...
12-08-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 51,214
Views: 6,656,307
Posted By kbjack

Depends on what model you're talking about. The...

Depends on what model you're talking about. The spendy Ideale's - which sport aluminum rails - are rare, the reason they bring the Francs...err Yen. The one on this bike is mostly likely of the...
12-08-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,630
Posted By kbjack

Seat clusters and dropout transitions for me: ...

Seat clusters and dropout transitions for me:

http://www.richardsachs.com/2006_frame_gallery/images/Image_0434.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4118058070_a92f695346.jpg...
12-08-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,983
Posted By kbjack

No one has tried JP Weigle Framesaver yet: ...

No one has tried JP Weigle Framesaver yet:
http://www.treefortbikes.com/351_333222339240__Frame-Saver-Aerosol-Can.html

Boeshield (comes in cheaper 4oz bottle):...
12-04-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,281
Posted By kbjack

Reprinted for posterity: ...

Reprinted for posterity:
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q88/kbjack/motivator4c8091b6647d5a74191578ce49.jpg?t=1259963552

And, in keeping with the theme:...
12-04-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By kbjack

Anyone know who actually made these frames? ...

Anyone know who actually made these frames? There was a Torpado connection, yes?
12-04-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,281
Posted By kbjack

Probably not, but what the hell. ...

Probably not, but what the hell.
http://bighugelabs.com/output/motivatore95738e5da684249971caf36bed59252da307f90.jpg
12-04-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,699
Posted By kbjack

Agreed. I think this stuff falls into that...

Agreed. I think this stuff falls into that rather large category of "nice place to visit, wouldn't want to live there."

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1056/3166456446_93574b407c.jpg
Boo.
12-04-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,558
Posted By kbjack

A $20 limit sounds good to me.

A $20 limit sounds good to me.
12-04-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,699
Posted By kbjack

What else do you love?

What else do you love?
12-04-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,699
Posted By kbjack

Here are some custom versions by Ko Masuda: ...

Here are some custom versions by Ko Masuda:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GvgEdSAIBAQ/Rsc-v6tq5OI/AAAAAAAAABE/zbSNHL3OP0s/s1600/559109257_37579d6978.jpg...
12-03-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,558
Posted By kbjack

Another 'aye' for Nick! Something else to...

Another 'aye' for Nick!

Something else to consider--do we want the gifts to be a complete surprise, or do people want to come up with a wishlist of things of approximately the same dollar amount?
12-03-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,558
Posted By kbjack

+1 If we keep the dollar amount low, I'd love to...

+1 If we keep the dollar amount low, I'd love to give it a go!
12-03-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By kbjack

I'm curious: what didn't she like about the...

I'm curious: what didn't she like about the Kestrel? Because this could be a case of "if it ain't broke..."

If she enjoys the Trek in its current configuration, maybe all that's necessary is a...
11-30-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,278
Posted By kbjack

I don't know, the flaking paint and stress lines...

I don't know, the flaking paint and stress lines behind the lug in this picture are pretty tell-tale.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2533/4138785413_b3ea1b61c1_o.jpg
EjustE, give the frame a...
11-27-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,581
Posted By kbjack

Nice shots. What make/model is the bike?

Nice shots. What make/model is the bike?
11-24-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 51,214
Views: 6,656,307
Posted By kbjack

^^Odd to list 6 bikes at once, especially at...

^^Odd to list 6 bikes at once, especially at $1500 ($250 per bike) as a starting bid. I can't think of any demographic this would appeal to--collectors won't be willing to pay that much for...
11-24-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,110
Posted By kbjack

I don't know. Seems like the frustration in this...

I don't know. Seems like the frustration in this thread is directed more at sellers who don't disclose modifications during a sale, not the modifications themselves.

Sure, the preservationist in...
11-24-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By kbjack

Seriously, you don't need them. As stated, it's...

Seriously, you don't need them. As stated, it's a convenience only. Just center the wheel in the chain stays and you'll be good to go.
11-23-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By kbjack

Looks clean and in nice shape. The Mexico-built...

Looks clean and in nice shape. The Mexico-built Benotto's had a reputation for poor welding. But for $50, it'd be hard to go wrong with this bike. Get it! (...if it fits)

Edit: you may find this...
11-22-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,110
Posted By kbjack

^You are very wise.

^You are very wise.
11-22-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By kbjack

Just my opinion, of course, but I have a hard...

Just my opinion, of course, but I have a hard time finding anything that would merit a repaint on this frame--no rust that I can see, some nicks here and there, but nothing substantial, some decals...
11-22-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,110
Posted By kbjack

Just funnin'. I don't recommend this strategy;...

Just funnin'. I don't recommend this strategy; though it would be good for science.

My guess is caleb's positive feedback is a combo of fear over retaliation (is this still possible under new...
11-22-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By kbjack

I did a little looking but couldn't find much on...

I did a little looking but couldn't find much on Tenax. Rumor has it that it Schwinn bought up a bunch of factory seconds of Columbus (SP?) tubing and badged it as 'Tenax.' Can anyone confirm or...
11-22-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,110
Posted By kbjack

You should buy all his bikes and test your...

You should buy all his bikes and test your theory. Do it...do it for science.
11-20-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,863
Posted By kbjack

I know what your track kit should be...Mr...

I know what your track kit should be...Mr (Campus) Green Jeans:
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/media/gallery/photo/Hensley_Kangaroo_f.jpg
11-20-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51,214
Views: 6,656,307
Posted By kbjack

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/1473977909.h...

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/1473977909.html

Raleigh Pro Track

http://images.craigslist.org/3k83m53ld5Ob5T05P09bje7d4c760aeec16d7.jpg...
11-19-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,695
Posted By kbjack

Link's broken. Everything's falling apart:(

Link's broken. Everything's falling apart:(
11-18-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By kbjack

Both the lower-end Raleigh and the Peugeot could...

Both the lower-end Raleigh and the Peugeot could give you trouble. Depending on year and model, the Raleigh could have proprietary threading in the BB and steerer tube (?), and the Peugeot will...
11-18-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,599
Posted By kbjack

It's shopped. I can tell by the pixels.

It's shopped. I can tell by the pixels.
11-17-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,815
Posted By kbjack

Agreed. The color is...

Agreed. The color is very...'shifty'http://www.qis.net/~captain/finalj/shifty.gif...in the shade it's almost brown; in the sun, it's this crazy purple-red color; and then sometimes for no good...
11-17-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By kbjack

Get the Raleigh, part out the Fuji. I love the...

Get the Raleigh, part out the Fuji. I love the look of those US Competitions. ^^What's wrong with 555sl?
11-17-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,815
Posted By kbjack

As far as I know my 1980 Austro-Daimler Inter-10...

As far as I know my 1980 Austro-Daimler Inter-10 came stock with Huret Success rear and front derailleurs. They shift well (minimal over-shift and readjust needed). The only problem I've had is in...
11-17-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,922
Posted By kbjack

Hey, the exact same thing happened to me and my...

Hey, the exact same thing happened to me and my Huffy when I was a kid...only I didn't bail...I came down HARD on the head tube...fractured jaw and clavicle...soup and shakes for weeks...

and thus...
11-17-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,346
Posted By kbjack

More pics! Less late-night Wisconsin.

More pics!

Less late-night Wisconsin.
11-16-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,346
Posted By kbjack

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=125159&d=1258352884

Wow, those are some smoooooth welds. More pics please!
11-15-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,541
Posted By kbjack

Looks great! What kind of Schwalbe's are those?

Looks great! What kind of Schwalbe's are those?
11-13-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By kbjack

He describes his business practices in the ad as...

He describes his business practices in the ad as a "Little misperfection on side."
11-13-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51,214
Views: 6,656,307
Posted By kbjack

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/1463902827.h...

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/1463902827.html

NISHIKI TRIATHLON - $150 (ALGONAC)
Date: 2009-11-13, 5:59AM EST
Reply to: sale-x5cm3-1463902827@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to...
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