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12-30-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20,242
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Posted By 88prelude

Nothing a little duct tape can't fix... if you...

Nothing a little duct tape can't fix... if you don't mind paying for the ambulance and medical bills afterwards.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,758
Posted By 88prelude

Thoughts on Revolights for night riding?

Does anyone have Revolights that could comment on their visibility (how far do they actually project at night)?

I've always wanted some but have always held off because everyone said they took...
01-01-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,287
Posted By 88prelude

I've really been a fan of the Revolights but I've...

I've really been a fan of the Revolights but I've always held off because they looked like a total PITA to install and plus there were cables everywhere. I've instead always opted for a variety of...
09-13-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By 88prelude

I don't like the fits of the new sloped top tube...

I don't like the fits of the new sloped top tube bikes. Even with smaller frames I feel like I'm always stretching, and slipping around on the saddle. Short stems and a 0 degree setback seat-post...
09-13-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,987
Posted By 88prelude

Ooga-booga takes the Red Jersey home! Congrats!

Ooga-booga takes the Red Jersey home! Congrats!
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By 88prelude

+1 I could see it going for around 200 in the...

+1
I could see it going for around 200 in the Santa Cruz market, a little more if it were rebuilt and ready to go. The free shipping is not worth $500 dollars.
The paint is cool but you can do much...
09-12-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,489
Posted By 88prelude

I've had two sets of bolt crank dust covers...

I've had two sets of bolt crank dust covers disappear - one from a Shimano Dura Ace crankset and another from a Campy Record crankset. Still looking for them a year on.
09-12-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61,137
Views: 9,145,504
Posted By 88prelude

Pics! Oh and let me know if you want to double...

Pics! Oh and let me know if you want to double your money ;) I can't believe someone sold those for so cheap. I've never ran into such deals my entire life.
09-12-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,987
Posted By 88prelude

Astana's strategy today was fantastic and finally...

Astana's strategy today was fantastic and finally pitted the whole team (and the rest of the pelotón) against Dumoulin instead of just Aru. Intense rides today. I was crossing my fingers that Majka...
09-11-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 61,137
Views: 9,145,504
Posted By 88prelude

It does look ever so pushed back and out of...

It does look ever so pushed back and out of alignment with the head-tube. I'd definitely want to check that out in person before bidding. Really cool bike and still sitting at a decent price.
09-10-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,987
Posted By 88prelude

Great race today. I think Aru might burn himself...

Great race today. I think Aru might burn himself out on the next stages leading up to 20, leaving an opening for Dumoulin to open that gap even wider. Another day with Roche and Majka out front and...
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By 88prelude

Good price. Definitely worth the money if...

Good price. Definitely worth the money if everything is in working order.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By 88prelude

Looks like an 86. The fork seems off to me, but I...

Looks like an 86. The fork seems off to me, but I think it's just the angle of the photo, the 700c tire and the center pull brakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 3,804
Posted By 88prelude

I'd say around 800 give or take. It's a tough...

I'd say around 800 give or take. It's a tough price range for bike sales though as just hundred or so bucks more more gets you something new from a bike shop (lesser quality components for sure) with...
09-09-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By 88prelude

Incredible bike. New ball bearings, grease,...

Incredible bike. New ball bearings, grease, cables/housing, seat and ride on!
09-09-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By 88prelude

I'd put whatever bar tape on it that you'd...

I'd put whatever bar tape on it that you'd normally use with your rides. Anything, including nothing at all, is better than that foam padding.
09-09-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,987
Posted By 88prelude

I didn't see the race today; just caught some...

I didn't see the race today; just caught some bits in the news feeds here and there. Poor Aru - just 3 seconds off!

These next days are going to get really interesting: there has to be a lot more...
09-08-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By 88prelude

Cool frames and a good price on the Centurion...

Cool frames and a good price on the Centurion (not my size or I'd be buying it instead of commenting).
09-08-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By 88prelude

I just went through it all and made it to the...

I just went through it all and made it to the paypal page for payment (didn't go further because my better half would kill me for buying them).
They have an English version of their site so that...
09-08-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By 88prelude

Just got a friendly email back from the owner...

Just got a friendly email back from the owner saying their web guy got it fixed. Let the purchase commence!
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By 88prelude

The bad: The bike looks rough; the parts look...

The bad: The bike looks rough; the parts look rough; it's a lower quality steel Cromor frame; possible stuck stem/seat.
The good: It's a celeste Bianchi and it has some cool suntour componentry...
09-08-15, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By 88prelude

I've never used them but I've seen them on some...

I've never used them but I've seen them on some rides. They seemed to function well as fenders.
09-08-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By 88prelude

Is there a serial number? Is there anything...

Is there a serial number? Is there anything stamped on the fork steerer? Anything on the dropouts? What does the decal say on the fork - the picture is a little too blurry to read for me? Is it a...
09-08-15, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By 88prelude

Cool bike. Miyatas are great riders. Measure the...

Cool bike. Miyatas are great riders. Measure the length of the spindle from end to end lengthwise in mm and that gives you the right length to order. According to Sheldon Brown's site it should be...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By 88prelude

A 1984 with full campy just sold for 1,000 on...

A 1984 with full campy just sold for 1,000 on ebay this past week. (Vintage 1984 Blue de Rosa Road Bike 700c Campagnolo 54cm | eBay...
09-06-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By 88prelude

:thumb: That's less than a NOS Superbe headset on...

:thumb: That's less than a NOS Superbe headset on ebay! And a Trek 510 on top of it. You made out like a bandit. You should send that seller a thank you gift.
09-06-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By 88prelude

Incredible work! Your dedication made for a...

Incredible work! Your dedication made for a perfect short. You should seriously consider entering that into some contests.
Replies: 5
Views: 6,102
Posted By 88prelude

The Prestige is middle line-up for Nishiki and...

The Prestige is middle line-up for Nishiki and yours should be made of Tange 2 double butted steel (main tubes). It's a good rider if it fits.
The frame looks okay. The components look okay....
Replies: 17
Views: 4,837
Posted By 88prelude

Avoid polishing the black paint of the shifters,...

Avoid polishing the black paint of the shifters, derailleurs etc of 600 group. It takes minimal rubbing of any kind for it to rub off the pantographing (not sure what else to call it) and maintaining...
09-06-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,987
Posted By 88prelude

Thanks! 4 points ain't much and Dumoulin, Roche,...

Thanks! 4 points ain't much and Dumoulin, Roche, and Majka can still bring it back for you easily. They've been riding well even in these climber stages. I'm not sure how much Aru has left in him. He...
09-06-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By 88prelude

I stand corrected: the proper Raleigh of England...

I stand corrected: the proper Raleigh of England never used a block letter R but Raleigh USA did. :thumb:
09-06-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By 88prelude

It's a REK! I'm not sure what the head badge is -...

It's a REK! I'm not sure what the head badge is - looks like just an block letter R, which neither Trek nor Raleigh had. What a hodgepodge of parts! My guess is much earlier than 87 too given it has...
09-06-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By 88prelude

Welcome! Sorry such a horrible experience has...

Welcome! Sorry such a horrible experience has brought you to the forums - bike thieves deserve no mercy! :crash:

I have no idea about the "Competition" bike (seems really low end to me and I've...
09-06-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By 88prelude

If everything is in working condition and it...

If everything is in working condition and it fits, you could've done a lot worse for 25€. :) It could take a lot of work identifying the bike not even the paint seems original. If you're really up...
09-06-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,460
Posted By 88prelude

If that doesn't say economic and gas crisis of...

If that doesn't say economic and gas crisis of the 70s/80s then I don't know what does. Man, this is something I'd image Mad Max would ride if he rode bicycles. As a novelty, I'd definitely consider...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By 88prelude

It looks great, and as @jetboy...

It looks great, and as @jetboy (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=103617) says the mysterious Chicago staircase seller is reported to do very clean restorations. I have no first-hand experience...
09-06-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By 88prelude

Nice bike and a super entertaining video. Thanks...

Nice bike and a super entertaining video. Thanks for sharing!

How long did you spend on the shooting and editing?
09-06-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,349
Posted By 88prelude

Givings cats medicine can be a pain. The worst...

Givings cats medicine can be a pain. The worst are any liquid antibiotics - if you don't get it in the back of the throat with the syringe, they'll foam at the mouth spitting it everywhere for...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By 88prelude

I think $1300 is a very fair offer for that bike...

I think $1300 is a very fair offer for that bike - especially considering shipping charges (de rosa in Bicycles | eBay...
09-06-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By 88prelude

I really do not think that's a Gazelle (not even...

I really do not think that's a Gazelle (not even a low entry model) - all the lug work and seat stays seem off— not to mention the kick stand brace— and, the head badge doesn't appear the be riveted...
09-06-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By 88prelude

+1 Looks like the 80-82 Lotus lugs with the 83...

+1
Looks like the 80-82 Lotus lugs with the 83 fork- so maybe built between the full switch between the years. (Supreme (http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/Supreme.html)).
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By 88prelude

I'd guess that too with the Rigida rims although...

I'd guess that too with the Rigida rims although the fork crown seems a bit too simplistic. The Suntour Power shifters place it in the early 80s, and the Gran Comps go from the late 70s to 80s as...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,320
Posted By 88prelude

For a Gazelle with 531 Butted tubes, forks and...

For a Gazelle with 531 Butted tubes, forks and stays, I could see it going for over 200 on ebay.
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By 88prelude

Really nice looking international. I really love...

Really nice looking international. I really love the wrap around stays. That ding is cosmetic and is nothing to worry about structurally: I wouldn't even bother messing with it unless bare metal is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By 88prelude

^+1 The rear eyelets weren't on the PX10's and...

^+1
The rear eyelets weren't on the PX10's and the 531 forks weren't on the PK10's. This thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/999877-real-peugeot-super-competition.html) points to the...
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By 88prelude

Incredible purchase for $40. Original as stated...

Incredible purchase for $40. Original as stated was probably either a Selle Italia or Selle San Marco. If it's to be a rider, I'd just put on whatever is the most comfortable/affordable and not worry...
09-06-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By 88prelude

Tried it once again even filling everything out...

Tried it once again even filling everything out on the Italian side and just got a blank page this time (http://www.dettopietro.com/include/redirect_pagamento.php#inizio)- so maybe they're working on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By 88prelude

There's definitely something not adding up with...

There's definitely something not adding up with his listings. Like you said, way too specific to claim ignorance. I'm starting to just think he overpaid, has figured that out now, and expects the...
09-05-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,205
Posted By 88prelude

No ex-communication vote from me. Carry on! (And...

No ex-communication vote from me. Carry on! (And show us more pics!)
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By 88prelude

I'm not so sure that seller will budge on prices...

I'm not so sure that seller will budge on prices if you offer any less. The bikes he's "selling for a widow" have been listed on CL for a month without a price change.
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