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06-29-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By rjhammett

I think that some sellers just want to make sure...

I think that some sellers just want to make sure their bike ends up with someone that will appreciate it. I bought this Falcon San Remo for $30. I rehabbed it (about $20) and sent him a picture when...
06-15-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 800
Posted By rjhammett

After seeing your results I will probably give it...

After seeing your results I will probably give it a go. Now to find a frame.
I found this site and really like the look of the Colnago....
06-14-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By rjhammett

I wouldn’t limit my Shimano hubs to just DA....

I wouldn’t limit my Shimano hubs to just DA. Ultegra/600 and 105 are nice too. I do like Mavic hubs too especially the 500/550.
06-13-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 800
Posted By rjhammett

Anyone do a brushed steel frame?

I am kind of thinking about a DIY brushed steel frame. I don't have a frame yet and it would have to be one where the paint was shot so this might be a while. Has anyone done this? If so, how did you...
06-08-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By rjhammett

I always really liked the looks of the 7-Eleven...

I always really liked the looks of the 7-Eleven Team colors. It was probably my favorite color scheme. I then got a Merckx MX Leader Motorola Team bike and that became my favorite color scheme.
06-06-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,460
Posted By rjhammett

Dupont Chain-Saver

Dupont Chain-Saver
05-29-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,990
Posted By rjhammett

You need a Nitto 66 to really get the saddle...

You need a Nitto 66 to really get the saddle forward. This one has been sitting in my seatpost drawer for a few years since I don't have the need to get farther forward. I picked it up with a few...
05-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By rjhammett

That frame is just my size. Those are nice bikes....

That frame is just my size. Those are nice bikes. I owned one until a couple years ago but had to let it go because it was too small. I thought I could get it to work but couldn't. Probably the best...
05-20-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,182
Posted By rjhammett

My Falcon San Remo and my multi tone Merckx MX...

My Falcon San Remo and my multi tone Merckx MX Leader.

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05-14-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By rjhammett

Super deal! It will turn out very nice once it is...

Super deal! It will turn out very nice once it is all cleaned up. Here is what a $75 Holdsworth Professional looks like (before and after restoration) that I too purchased in the MSP metro area....
04-01-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By rjhammett

Well worth the $10.00 asking price. Seller forgot...

Well worth the $10.00 asking price. Seller forgot the decimal point in the listing. :lol:
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By rjhammett

The fork may be original. It looks similar to the...

The fork may be original. It looks similar to the one on my late '72 Holdsworth Professional. I would guess the one you have some interest in is worth around $300 or so. I may be a bit prejudiced on...
02-18-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,980
Posted By rjhammett

$990 is nuts! I sold this PX10 a year or two ago...

$990 is nuts! I sold this PX10 a year or two ago for $350.

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02-08-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,036
Posted By rjhammett

Looks like there is room for vice grips. Soak...

Looks like there is room for vice grips. Soak with penetrating oil and have at it with the vice grips.
01-24-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,339
Posted By rjhammett

Mine and my daughter's. ...

Mine and my daughter's.

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01-23-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,291
Posted By rjhammett

Red flag.

Red flag.
01-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By rjhammett

Sport SX. I had this on my trainer. A pretty low...

Sport SX. I had this on my trainer. A pretty low end bike.

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01-02-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,927
Posted By rjhammett

This is the cheapest bike ($30) that I own. Not a...

This is the cheapest bike ($30) that I own. Not a bad ride though.

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12-29-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,304
Posted By rjhammett

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12-27-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69,687
Views: 11,323,852
Posted By rjhammett

Similar bike that I paid $15 at Goodwill about 10...

Similar bike that I paid $15 at Goodwill about 10 years ago. This picture was as purchased.
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12-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,862
Posted By rjhammett

I sold 5-6 bikes from my 'permanent' collection...

I sold 5-6 bikes from my 'permanent' collection and purchased 1 bike in 2021. The Falcon that I purchased had Suntour barcons on it that are worth more than my total investment in the bike. It was a...
12-23-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,094
Posted By rjhammett

I wish I had a winter project! In 2021 I have...

I wish I had a winter project! In 2021 I have been in N-1 mode.
12-21-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,685
Posted By rjhammett

Someone needs to post a picture of their Merckx...

Someone needs to post a picture of their Merckx 7-Eleven Team bike.
12-18-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 773,700
Posted By rjhammett

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12-16-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,186
Posted By rjhammett

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12-12-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By rjhammett

I put a Suntour V Luxe on my mid '70s Falcon San...

I put a Suntour V Luxe on my mid '70s Falcon San Remo. It works quite well.
12-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By rjhammett

I put a set of wheels with these hubs on my...

I put a set of wheels with these hubs on my daughter's Raleigh Team Professional instead of wheels with Record hubs because I like the Mavic hubs better. All other components on her bike are Record.
12-08-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By rjhammett

I saw your bike when I was trying to figure out...

I saw your bike when I was trying to figure out what model mine is. Yours looks the closest of any I have seen to what I have. Mine too was pretty rough when I got it but it didn't have any dings and...
12-08-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By rjhammett

This bike is by far the least valuable and the...

This bike is by far the least valuable and the lowest end of my fleet of bikes. I only had it out once after I restored it due to the freezing weather and snow. I was surprised by how well it rode....
12-08-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By rjhammett

Calling all Falcon Experts

I am trying to identify which version of Falcon San Remo I have. I purchased this bike last fall and have $42 total invested in it. Before I gave it a respray it had the remnants of a Reynolds 531...
12-06-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 69,687
Views: 11,323,852
Posted By rjhammett

Shimano 7400 components were standard equipment...

Shimano 7400 components were standard equipment on the '92 Merckx Motorola Team bikes.
...
11-24-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,188
Posted By rjhammett

A Raleigh Team Professional of Reynolds 753 steel.

A Raleigh Team Professional of Reynolds 753 steel.
11-16-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,080
Posted By rjhammett

Probably this one, but then again, maybe not. ...

Probably this one, but then again, maybe not.

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10-26-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,501
Posted By rjhammett

I love it when weight weenies claim that they got...

I love it when weight weenies claim that they got their bike under xx pounds without pedals. I haven't tried riding a bike without pedals but I don't think it would work too well.
10-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,241
Posted By rjhammett

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-21-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
Posted By rjhammett

I have read many times that RX100 components are...

I have read many times that RX100 components are the same as 105 with a different finish. May/may not be true.
10-14-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By rjhammett

Pretty much brute force. To adjust the blade rake...

Pretty much brute force. To adjust the blade rake at the dropouts I put my foot on the board between the blades and pushed/pulled on the blade that needed adjustment. For the side to side I set the...
10-14-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By rjhammett

DIY Jig for Aligning the Fork

My '90ish Giordana Spica wanted to veer strongly to the left when riding. I tried the fork alignment that Sheldon had on his site without much success (...
10-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,290
Posted By rjhammett

My latest British bike (Falcon San Remo). ...

My latest British bike (Falcon San Remo).

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10-07-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19,044
Views: 2,362,618
Posted By rjhammett

I took out my newly rebuilt Falcon San Remo on...

I took out my newly rebuilt Falcon San Remo on it's maiden voyage. I rode my usual 20 mile route around some Minneapolis lakes. The bike rode better than I expected since it is by far my least...
10-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 580,846
Posted By rjhammett

I finished a total rehab of the Falcon San Remo...

I finished a total rehab of the Falcon San Remo last night.


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10-02-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,502
Posted By rjhammett

Today, I finished a complete rehab of my Falcon...

Today, I finished a complete rehab of my Falcon San Remo.

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10-02-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,557,461
Posted By rjhammett

I picked up this Falcon San Remo three weeks ago...

I picked up this Falcon San Remo three weeks ago and did a complete rebuild. It was a bit of a mix of parts. I swapped out all components except the brake calipers and tires (like new) with parts I...
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By rjhammett

My late 1972 Holdsworth Professional. The fork,...

My late 1972 Holdsworth Professional. The fork, chain stay and seat stay (chrome socks) and seat stay wrap are all different from yours.
...
09-16-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,712
Posted By rjhammett

My British bike with lightweight Reynolds tubing:...

My British bike with lightweight Reynolds tubing:

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09-16-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,712
Posted By rjhammett

I own or have owned pretty much every bike I have...

I own or have owned pretty much every bike I have desired. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Raleigh Team Professional of Reynolds 753.
09-01-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,522
Posted By rjhammett

I owned this early '90s Marin Eldridge Grade bike...

I owned this early '90s Marin Eldridge Grade bike until I sold it a couple months ago. It was a pretty decent bike. Mountain biking isn't my thing. I like the fast skinny tire bikes....
08-13-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,092
Posted By rjhammett

This has been my daily wear for the last year and...

This has been my daily wear for the last year and a half or so. The battery on my Seiko died during the Covid lockdown and the local watch shop was shuttered so I started wearing it and have...
07-19-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,609
Posted By rjhammett

My daughter's RTP with Reynolds 753 steel and the...

My daughter's RTP with Reynolds 753 steel and the rare pearl paint and fastback stays.
...
07-03-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By rjhammett

Andy Gilmour is/was based in Arizona. Not sure of...

Andy Gilmour is/was based in Arizona. Not sure of the age of the bike but would guess late '80s.
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