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09-26-14, 01:12 PM
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Posted By blilrat

I own the '59 version of that bike. I can't find...

I own the '59 version of that bike. I can't find the links from when I researched mine, but definitely 1960s. The Bianchi Sport decal changed in 1960. Fantastic bike for putting around on with the...
06-27-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,814
Posted By blilrat

I did a two day tour on an '84 Mt Hood a couple...

I did a two day tour on an '84 Mt Hood a couple of years ago. Here is my post in the touring section with some suggestions by the good folks there -...
04-23-14, 12:35 PM
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Posted By blilrat

If the parts he's including are in good shape,...

If the parts he's including are in good shape, this could be a deal.

1980s Colnago Master Steel Frame Columbus Fork Campagnolo Project Bike (http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/4436080835.html)

...
04-23-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6,554
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Posted By blilrat

I've use them. They are a period restoration...

I've use them. They are a period restoration tire and work perfectly for that use. If you are a rider that pushes the envelope on the trails, get modern rubber.
04-21-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6,554
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Posted By blilrat

Amazing bike! And I may be crazy, but I think...

Amazing bike! And I may be crazy, but I think this bike's twin is on Ebay.

Edit: just read your other thread, THIS is the one I saw on Ebay. Good luck with your sale, awesome, awesome bike!
04-17-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By blilrat

It's a Land Shark. It's a one off custom so it...

It's a Land Shark. It's a one off custom so it makes comparing it to other frames to get a date nearly impossible. And yes, chainstay brakes so I think my date range is close. XT 730 came out in...
04-17-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By blilrat

Can anyone put a date on this tubing decal?

I'm trying to put a date to a frame I recently purchased. I was told '85-'86 by the seller, but I think it's more likely '87-'88. It's a mountain bike so a period build is completely different for...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By blilrat

You won't like my answer, but that's not a Crazy...

You won't like my answer, but that's not a Crazy Pete - seatstay cluster is wrong and that isn't a Ritchey serial number. I hope you didn't pay too much.
04-14-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,009
Posted By blilrat

I can do $20. I've lost count how many times...

I can do $20. I've lost count how many times I've used that site for everything from serial numbers to catalog look ups.
04-08-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By blilrat

First purchased over two years ago with some...

First purchased over two years ago with some appraisal help from the forums:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/13726794863_1caa7be41a_c.jpg

9 speed last year...
04-08-14, 01:09 PM
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Posted By blilrat

Aren't there some DB fans here? Pretty fancy...

Aren't there some DB fans here? Pretty fancy lugs for a mountain bike.

1985 Diamond Back Mean Streak bike (http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/4405644064.html)

1985 Diamond Back Mean Streak bike...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By blilrat

The component mix says '84 to me. It's rare to...

The component mix says '84 to me. It's rare to see Shimano Deerhead on an '83 mass produced bike. I'd guess $200-250 because of the parts mix - that seatpost is not a cheap item.
04-01-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By blilrat

That is one of the best threadless conversions...

That is one of the best threadless conversions I've seen.



That is one early Litespeed. '89?
03-29-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,113
Posted By blilrat

I was going to buy it, but it's one size too big...

I was going to buy it, but it's one size too big for me (it's not the size listed in the ad) and my wife wasn't thrilled about the rusty seat lug being at her location. If you reach out to him, he...
03-28-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,521
Posted By blilrat

What a fantastic restoration and great looking...

What a fantastic restoration and great looking bike!! The black against the titanium frame is a perfect combination.
03-25-14, 05:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,113
Posted By blilrat

The brakes on the tandem are fantastic. ...

The brakes on the tandem are fantastic.



http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMTMw/z/OR0AAOxyGwNTFLtT/$_12.JPG
03-24-14, 06:07 AM
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Posted By blilrat

Andy Hampsten Richard Sachs 58 cm Steel Shimano...

Andy Hampsten Richard Sachs 58 cm Steel Shimano Dura Ace Custom Road Bike | eBay...
03-23-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6,554
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Posted By blilrat

I just read the bike's story on mtbr. I...

I just read the bike's story on mtbr. I initially questioned the year with that fork. Cool story and a unique Ritchey. Love those tires - be careful on the trails with old tires, even NOS. :)
03-22-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,546,133
Posted By blilrat

It looks like it came off the showroom floor. Is...

It looks like it came off the showroom floor. Is that a repaint? Do you have more pictures of the bike?
03-21-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,546,133
Posted By blilrat

I don't know if I'd swap anything. There's a...

I don't know if I'd swap anything. There's a certain charm about it as is. I'll bet it still rides great even all beat up.

I scoured ebay for one of those eazy e stickers - not one to be found. ...
03-09-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,764
Posted By blilrat

Great to see you're finally building it up. ...

Great to see you're finally building it up. Looking forward to the final build.

And I'll add another sweet to those cranks. Very nice!
03-07-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,216
Posted By blilrat

Raining outside yesterday, so I finished adding...

Raining outside yesterday, so I finished adding parts to the frame. I'm still waiting on a couple of parts to make it period correct, but at least I can hit the trails at this point.
...
03-05-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By blilrat

The Ebay description states "This kind of Brake...

The Ebay description states "This kind of Brake cable housing replaces the heavy steel wire wrap of traditional cables with a light, strong and flexible kevlar jacket". That seems to imply there is...
03-03-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51,720
Views: 6,835,530
Posted By blilrat

With more braze-ons than you can shake a stick...

With more braze-ons than you can shake a stick at, how about a drop bar conversion for your young one .
...
03-01-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 51,720
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Posted By blilrat

That's a unique backdrop for his picture. Is...

That's a unique backdrop for his picture. Is there a gas tank hiding under the fairing?
03-01-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By blilrat

If you know the springs are correct, then I would...

If you know the springs are correct, then I would check the studs. These brakes are extremely sensitive to any issues with the studs. I always LIGHTLY sand with very fine sandpaper or use an emory...
02-23-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By blilrat

I can't help with the brake, but try...

I can't help with the brake, but try suspensionforkparts.net for the elastomers. He does custom work and may be able to help you out. It won't look OEM, but at least you could get it back on the...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,489
Posted By blilrat

He's asking $650 on Ebay. That's a pretty...

He's asking $650 on Ebay.

That's a pretty beat up bike. He might get the $650 he's asking on Ebay just because it's rare. I think the electrical tape on the shifter will hold the price back...
02-21-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,216
Posted By blilrat

I have to agree with the paint on the Ritchey....

I have to agree with the paint on the Ritchey. Amazing! Such a deep look to it and it shows off those fillets at the BB beautifully.
02-21-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By blilrat

I think they are Marin-lites. You say it's been...

I think they are Marin-lites. You say it's been upgraded, maybe they found a Marin and stole parts from it for the Trek.
02-18-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 647,281
Posted By blilrat

Wow! That's a beautiful frame with a great...

Wow! That's a beautiful frame with a great build. Deserves it's own thread. Did you build it up or was it purchased whole?
02-18-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51,720
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Posted By blilrat

I'm not 100% that this is a deal, but still a...

I'm not 100% that this is a deal, but still a very nice bike.


1986 Serotta 54cm Road Bike - $450 (North Raleigh)http://images.craigslist.org/01616_9SXqJrHBMzi_600x450.jpg...
02-16-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By blilrat

That's really cool. Not one smile in any of...

That's really cool. Not one smile in any of those pictures. Apparently the phrase 'say cheese' hadn't been coined yet.
02-15-14, 02:26 PM
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Posted By blilrat

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/4329812997.html...

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/4329812997.html

Awesome Bianchi road bike - $195 (Raleigh)http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_15FaKUOVNdT_600x450.jpg...
02-10-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,594
Posted By blilrat

Risse also does rebuilds on Fox shocks if that's...

Risse also does rebuilds on Fox shocks if that's what your Trek is sporting.
02-09-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 108,493
Posted By blilrat

Finished up my other winter project. I should...

Finished up my other winter project. I should have taken some pictures, but the wheels have some custom CNC (CNC'd?) hubs from 1984. I bought the bike from the original owner that worked in an LBS...
02-07-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,579
Posted By blilrat

I was imagining a 14T or 15T cog. It's all about...

I was imagining a 14T or 15T cog. It's all about the combination of chainring to cog, isn't it?

I have that same set of tires sitting in the closet. I also have the Fear master model (90s...
02-07-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 51,720
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Posted By blilrat

can't imagine this lasts too long - ...

can't imagine this lasts too long -

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/4310675574.html

classic/vintage 1985 steel Trek 300 - $90...
02-07-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,579
Posted By blilrat

i guess this would be my beater. It's much...

i guess this would be my beater. It's much crustier in person.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8523177990_75a21ed50c_c.jpg
02-07-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,579
Posted By blilrat

^ wow, is that a 52T chainring on a singlespeed? ...

^ wow, is that a 52T chainring on a singlespeed? You must only ride downhill :D
02-01-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By blilrat

Charlie Kelly's site - Him, Fisher and Ritchey...

Charlie Kelly's site - Him, Fisher and Ritchey started the industry.

http://www.sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/mtbwelcome.htm
01-31-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 647,281
Posted By blilrat

I'm working on the same model/year of your bike,...

I'm working on the same model/year of your bike, but in blue. How do you like the brake set up? I was going to shorten the straddle cable thinking someone along the way put an extra long one on the...
01-31-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,827
Posted By blilrat

My Serotta is 20.2lbs on the bathroom scale. ...

My Serotta is 20.2lbs on the bathroom scale. From this thread, it looks like a sub 20 lb vintage bike is tough to do.
01-26-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By blilrat

I like the way these adjust better than the...

I like the way these adjust better than the traditional brakes you are thinking of.

Bolt the brakes to the stud without fully tightening the bolt. Under the tape in your picture, there should be...
01-25-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,546,133
Posted By blilrat

Love the black/white theme. I almost think I'd...

Love the black/white theme. I almost think I'd put a black saddle on the bike to let the frame pop on it's own.

Is this a 90s bike?
01-24-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51,720
Views: 6,835,530
Posted By blilrat

Imagine the bike with this wheel installed moving...

Imagine the bike with this wheel installed moving down the road.

http://images.craigslist.org/01414_kTdJUgGgOLt_600x450.jpg

I wish it was a little smaller. I'd probably be asking for some...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,653
Posted By blilrat

Other than the bars, it looks like an '85. ...

Other than the bars, it looks like an '85. Suntour XC Sport also came out late 85 if those are the original components. You can check the serial number here -...
01-23-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,928
Posted By blilrat

Mine would be the Yamaguchi that was posted in...

Mine would be the Yamaguchi that was posted in the forum last year. Beautiful bike!
01-22-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,614
Posted By blilrat

Looking forward to seeing the whole bike. Sounds...

Looking forward to seeing the whole bike. Sounds like it's time to update your signature -

1959 Hilton Wrigley Connoisseur (clearly my new favorite!)
1963 Hetchins Mountain King
1971 Gitane...
01-22-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,966
Posted By blilrat

Another Trek - ...

Another Trek -


http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/blilrat/Bikes/88%20Trek%20660/IMG_20120114_112726.jpg
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