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Posted By cycleheimer

Obviously it depends on condition. It is,...

Obviously it depends on condition. It is, however, a touring bike. Touring bikes make great all purpose bikes. They are a bit heavy and a little slow, in comparison to competitive road racing bikes,...
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Views: 4,498
Posted By cycleheimer

Still have my DT, and I have been ...

Still have my DT, and I have been
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riding it again.
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Posted By cycleheimer

Good move. The downsides are 27" tires, steel...

Good move. The downsides are 27" tires, steel rims, cottered steel crank set, fragile plastic deraileurs and shifters, threaded axles, hi-ten frame, typically uncomfortable cheap vinyl covered...
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Views: 766
Posted By cycleheimer

Clean it up if you want to sell it. The bike...

Clean it up if you want to sell it. The bike shortage during our pandemic has boosted bike prices. In NY people are trying to get $300 to $400 for UO-8s. Plenty of drawbacks (27" tires, steel rims,...
06-26-20, 06:40 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

'78 Bridgestone Kabuki

I bought this new in '79, and it still looks (almost) new.
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06-24-20, 05:54 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

Yea, Schwinn Varsity for the '70s. If Japanese...

Yea, Schwinn Varsity for the '70s. If Japanese for the '70s my vote would be for the Fuji "Special Road Racer" (S-10-S).
06-21-20, 05:15 AM
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Views: 280
Posted By cycleheimer

Nice! Those cushion grips are comfy, BTW. You...

Nice! Those cushion grips are comfy, BTW. You can wrap new bar tape over them, retaining the cushion for added comfort. My Fuji is a '91. They weren't made in Japan then and came with a uni-crown...
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Views: 822
Posted By cycleheimer

That is in nice shape! It should clean up nicely....

That is in nice shape! It should clean up nicely. Probably best to leave it stock. The money you would spend could go towards another project with whatever upgrades you need. Later versions of the...
06-20-20, 04:01 PM
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Views: 1,101
Posted By cycleheimer

This one has been on NYC (Fairfield) for a couple...

This one has been on NYC (Fairfield) for a couple of years at least. They want $3,500 for it. CL isn't the best place to sell a $3,500 bike. Plenty of photos on the CL post. Reminds me of the...
06-17-20, 04:07 PM
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Views: 1,685
Posted By cycleheimer

Breaking Away hit the theaters on July 13, 1979

I saw that movie a half dozen times in the theater that year. The DT was more within my budget at that time....
06-17-20, 05:34 AM
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Views: 1,685
Posted By cycleheimer

Your welcome! Thank you for the info!

Your welcome! Thank you for the info!
06-16-20, 06:59 PM
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Views: 1,685
Posted By cycleheimer

T-Mar, it does have Shimano hubs. The clamps on...

T-Mar, it does have Shimano hubs. The clamps on the top tube for the rear brake cable are also Shimano, and are stamped "DURA-ACE". All the date codes on the components are from 1977. The red color...
06-16-20, 06:37 PM
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Posted By cycleheimer

As said, low-end bike. If he has ridden a bike...

As said, low-end bike. If he has ridden a bike with alloy rims and better components he will understand. Big bike shortage at the moment, and it's late spring. It has gone from a hard-to-sell $50...
06-16-20, 06:24 PM
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Views: 387
Posted By cycleheimer

The C.A.B.E. (Classic and Antique Bicycle...

The C.A.B.E. (Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange) will have forums that will put you in touch with the right people for this project. That is your best contact source for late 19th century and...
06-16-20, 04:41 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

My "Made in Italy" Bianchi

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24 speeds and rear rack mounts!
06-15-20, 07:46 PM
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Views: 1,685
Posted By cycleheimer

Water bottle cage to go on tomorrow. Something...

Water bottle cage to go on tomorrow. Something that should have been done in 1979.
06-15-20, 06:00 PM
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Views: 1,685
Posted By cycleheimer

Out of storage again 11 years later!

I got distracted with other bikes since I started this thread. I just narrowed the heard down to 5 road bikes and 1 MTB. This is one of the five, which I haven't ridden in 11 years. I bought it when...
06-13-20, 03:22 AM
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Views: 826
Posted By cycleheimer

See a 1985 Buyer's guide there! 1985 was a great...

See a 1985 Buyer's guide there! 1985 was a great year for bikes! It's amazing what gets tossed out. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
06-13-20, 03:10 AM
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Views: 1,755
Posted By cycleheimer

OCD ...

OCD
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Posted By cycleheimer

It is a nice early '80s (1983?) touring bike with...

It is a nice early '80s (1983?) touring bike with racks. Good demand for them out there. They are versatile. I would keep the saddle, but I have others to replace it with on that bike. The saddle is...
06-10-20, 12:00 PM
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Views: 1,228
Posted By cycleheimer

How do YOU remedy the "frame is too small" problem?

The photo of the 23" frame taken in June 2009. The photo of the 25" frame was taken in June 2020. Through feeding it fresh oil, axle grease and WD40 the frame was able to grow a couple of inches over...
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06-08-20, 04:39 AM
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Views: 522
Posted By cycleheimer

This is one of the most popular events in...

This is one of the most popular events in Westchester County. Given the incredible number of people who turn out for it, extending it through the summer months is a smart move. Extend your ride with...
06-07-20, 12:30 PM
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Views: 937
Posted By cycleheimer

If the bike doesn't fit, sell it!

Now is pretty much a bad time to buy a bike. Most stores, at least in my area, don't have much if any inventory. There are no garage sales, no church rummage sales, and very slim pickings at crazy...
06-07-20, 12:05 PM
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Views: 1,491
Posted By cycleheimer

We

Left of center and right of center both spell potential trouble. We be talkin' wheel dishing, right? :foo:
06-07-20, 11:52 AM
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Views: 857
Posted By cycleheimer

Looks nice with black tape, plus it doesn't show...

Looks nice with black tape, plus it doesn't show the dirt and discoloration like other colors. Personally, I would wrap it over the existing tape for more cushioning. BTW, $250 gets you an old...
06-06-20, 06:08 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

Glad to have a "modern" bike with a chrome...

Glad to have a "modern" bike with a chrome molybdenum frame. The "granny" gear on the triple is great on hills, and it's nice to know it has rear rack and fender mounts, as well as...
06-05-20, 12:26 PM
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Posted By cycleheimer

That looks familiar! Made in Italy! Thatsa nice!...

That looks familiar! Made in Italy! Thatsa nice! My Litespeed (with Shimano Ultegra) is under the cover next to it.
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Views: 684
Posted By cycleheimer

Right now is a rough time, in many markets, to...

Right now is a rough time, in many markets, to buy a bike. Hyper demand is generally boosting prices to crazy "pandemic" levels. A Trek 400 is a modest bike. Campy cranks, though, can be pricey....
05-27-20, 06:25 AM
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Views: 597
Posted By cycleheimer

It's a '91, but still looks like it did when new...

It's a '91, but still looks like it did when new on the sales floor. Yes, that is definitely inappropriate for a touring bike! ...
05-25-20, 05:21 AM
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Views: 2,478
Posted By cycleheimer

Those bikes were ridden cross country "back in...

Those bikes were ridden cross country "back in the day", especially during the bicentennial summer of 1976. Right now in the NYC area finding a deal on a used bike isn't easy, especially since garage...
05-24-20, 04:36 AM
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Views: 720
Posted By cycleheimer

I bought one of those new. Stainless steel main...

I bought one of those new. Stainless steel main tubes. I think the lugs were cast alloy. You will need a quill seat post, since there is no binder bolt.
05-21-20, 08:09 AM
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Views: 4,664
Posted By cycleheimer

Upstate for hills in NYC = Yonkers.

Upstate for hills in NYC = Yonkers.
05-21-20, 05:27 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

The "boss" talked me into riding more and...

The "boss" talked me into riding more and collecting less a few years ago, and she is tough! Last year, though, was insane! I bought a whole new fleet of bikes. All were my size, almost all like new...
05-21-20, 04:42 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

Bull moose bars and thumbies! That is an ATB from...

Bull moose bars and thumbies! That is an ATB from the early days! It's not easy to find large frame ATBs. It took me almost 10 years before I stumbled onto my personal "holy grail" ATB. Mine is a...
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Views: 2,163
Posted By cycleheimer

One of the early MTBs. It's a large size, which...

One of the early MTBs. It's a large size, which is hard to find. It also has the original components that are valuable. Forget about MTBs not being worth anything. Stumpjumpers and Rockhoppers are...
05-13-20, 05:55 AM
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Views: 1,383
Posted By cycleheimer

For me, it definitely brings back memories of...

For me, it definitely brings back memories of 1974. Although we would think of it as entry-level now, it is set-up in a very nice way for that time period. A nice "bike boom" time capsule. I also...
05-11-20, 01:57 PM
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Views: 778
Posted By cycleheimer

Nothing to do with ATBs, but...

Bear mountain is in the Hudson Valley region of New York, overlooking the Hudson River. It is to the right (east) of the Bear Mountain Bridge in the picture. It is shaped like a bear at rest. Very...
05-11-20, 08:05 AM
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Views: 30,385
Posted By cycleheimer

I ride the hoods on my '78 Moto GTs. I grab the...

I ride the hoods on my '78 Moto GTs. I grab the extension levers from the bottom, and they work fine. The wheels on my bikes are trued to perfection, the brakes are properly adjusted, the lever...
05-10-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By cycleheimer

With fenders... ...

With fenders...
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Posted By cycleheimer

Try pricing it under $100 if you want it to move....

Try pricing it under $100 if you want it to move. Make sure everything is in order.
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Posted By cycleheimer

Dumpster bikes. Look for better ones. ​

Dumpster bikes. Look for better ones.
05-07-20, 08:04 PM
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Views: 972
Posted By cycleheimer

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05-07-20, 08:03 PM
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Views: 972
Posted By cycleheimer

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05-06-20, 08:01 PM
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Views: 728
Posted By cycleheimer

At $125 I would have bought that in a New York...

At $125 I would have bought that in a New York nanosecond, especially since it's my size! Miyata touring bike with extras, and in nice shape, for 125? WOW! Picture assist..... ...
05-06-20, 03:43 PM
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Views: 972
Posted By cycleheimer

Congratulations! They are really very nice bikes,...

Congratulations! They are really very nice bikes, even if (upper) "mid-level" in the hierarchy of things. The quality of their specs got better after the early 70s. Does it have a hi-ten frame?...
05-03-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By cycleheimer

I have had a couple. Both were "bargain priced"....

I have had a couple. Both were "bargain priced". That changed quickly when I started getting them ready to ride.
05-02-20, 05:42 AM
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Views: 3,049
Posted By cycleheimer

A Schwinn Varsity that my dad bought me for...

A Schwinn Varsity that my dad bought me for Christmas when I was 10. Then a mid-'70s Fuji "Special Road Racer" (S-10-S) got me hooked.
04-29-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By cycleheimer

Up to about $70 sounds right, which might include...

Up to about $70 sounds right, which might include a can of spray touch-up paint from the auto parts store. Be careful, though, "free" can get expensive real fast.
04-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,900
Posted By cycleheimer

A frame that is a perfect fit is hard to beat,...

A frame that is a perfect fit is hard to beat, especially with upgraded bar end shifters and a nice wheel set. My favorite bike is an old Fuji Royale with bar end shifters. It has a 25" frame with a...
04-29-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By cycleheimer

Throwing my 2 cents in, I agree that a mountain...

Throwing my 2 cents in, I agree that a mountain bike sounds good. IMHO, a non-suspension MTB bike might be best. The tires, which should be new (fairly fresh at least), will provide some...
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