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07-24-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,338
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Posted By Beach Comber

The racks were made by Blackburn, along with the...

The racks were made by Blackburn, along with the bottle cage that you could get from "factory" for the Voyageur. The rear mounts to the bosses, but the front one mounts to the brake bolt and...
07-19-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By Beach Comber

Keep the bike. Sell the wife?

Keep the bike. Sell the wife?
Replies: 29
Views: 6,769
Posted By Beach Comber

If Centurion could have sold the Lemans for 1000...

If Centurion could have sold the Lemans for 1000 a shot, pretty sure you'd be seeing Centurion dealers everywhere today instead of Trek and Specialized.
07-17-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Beach Comber

Lack of reserve energy could simply be diet. Or...

Lack of reserve energy could simply be diet. Or an undetected medical condition. I have a family history of cancer, so when I go in for my 6 month wellness checks the doc usually does a standard...
07-17-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By Beach Comber

That really sucks. Was it an auction that allows...

That really sucks. Was it an auction that allows you to file a complaint for seller fraud? Maybe get your money back?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,022
Posted By Beach Comber

I've been selling off all year so I'm finally...

I've been selling off all year so I'm finally down to a manageable number. My end goal is one race/road/workout (currently a Bianchi Sempre), one backup road/commuter/light sand & gravel (Currently...
07-16-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,045
Posted By Beach Comber

Thats like a Schwinn Pride picture.

Thats like a Schwinn Pride picture.
07-06-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Beach Comber

Note that gloves aren't the end-all solution for...

Note that gloves aren't the end-all solution for numb hands. It may be your bike is not properly fitted, forcing you to lean more on the bars to keep yourself in form. Or you may need to work on...
06-30-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19,128
Views: 3,115,370
Posted By Beach Comber

LOL. An $800 broken LeTour. Vintage Black...

LOL. An $800 broken LeTour.

Vintage Black Schwinn Bike | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Black-Schwinn-Bike-/231602037507?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35ec8ea303)
06-19-15, 02:55 PM
06-18-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,725
Posted By Beach Comber

I do. Maquires. I used to just ride through a...

I do. Maquires. I used to just ride through a car wash, but when they changed to a hot wax, well, that was enough of that! :p
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By Beach Comber

Very timely thread. I don't sell much on...

Very timely thread. I don't sell much on craigslist, but I'm in the process of selling off all but a few bikes right now. Never saw the "church" scam until this response came in:

"Happy sunday,...
06-11-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Beach Comber

I only ever saw one. Steampunked bike was my...

I only ever saw one. Steampunked bike was my first impression.
06-11-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Beach Comber

I though auto shift was that weird centrifugal...

I though auto shift was that weird centrifugal system that automatically up and down shifted for you?
06-11-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Beach Comber

The purpose was to allow shifting while coasting....

The purpose was to allow shifting while coasting. Now why someone thought that was important is anyone's guess.
06-11-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,221,402
Posted By Beach Comber

A mans chainring should always be larger than his...

A mans chainring should always be larger than his age. At least till you're 50. :)
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Beach Comber

In addition to everything already said you might...

In addition to everything already said you might want to consider buying a basic set of pedals for it so the poor buyer can ride it home. You can phrase it's such that you'll include them if the...
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Beach Comber

Are you in a hurry to sell? You can always add...

Are you in a hurry to sell? You can always add 'OBO' to the price and see what offers come in.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By Beach Comber

Ah, I stand corrected. I guess it's just another...

Ah, I stand corrected. I guess it's just another one of those mysteries that fuel the mystique of the Peugeot line. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Beach Comber

Comes up just shy of a grand when I view. Maybe...

Comes up just shy of a grand when I view. Maybe you have a discount I'm not seeing. 700 would seem like a good deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 459,675
Posted By Beach Comber

I've seen a few raves about those Selle SMPs in...

I've seen a few raves about those Selle SMPs in the past week. Are they really the cat's meow?
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By Beach Comber

Looking at the picture, seems like that MacKenzie...

Looking at the picture, seems like that MacKenzie sticker is a sticker and not a decal, I don't think it has anything to do with the bike model. MacKenzie is a fashion designer, right? Most likely...
06-09-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,821
Posted By Beach Comber

+1 on this recommendation. If you plan on riding...

+1 on this recommendation. If you plan on riding sidewalks and gravel or hard even dirt paths, you probably want a hybrid. Or I guess they call them fitness bikes now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Beach Comber

When you say paths, are you referring to gravel...

When you say paths, are you referring to gravel and hard dirt, or to trails that have uneven terrain of dirt and rock?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,907
Posted By Beach Comber

You bought the bike new? And just to clarify,...

You bought the bike new? And just to clarify, you're blowing tubes, not tires off the rims?

Last bike i bought new had cheapest tubes known to man. Since tubes are relatively cheap, I'd start...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By Beach Comber

So there is a market then if you end up with...

So there is a market then if you end up with buyers remorse. Kinda a no-brainer then -nothing to lose.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By Beach Comber

Definitely second half of the 80s. One of the...

Definitely second half of the 80s. One of the "Express" models. You could concentrate on matching components and geometry to find the exact one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,330
Posted By Beach Comber

I use the A530 on one bike which gets used on...

I use the A530 on one bike which gets used on anything from neighborhood excursions with the kids to riding LBI fully loaded with beach gear and food. Its convenient to switch sides depending on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 459,675
Posted By Beach Comber

At the risk of temporarily detouring this thread...

At the risk of temporarily detouring this thread with a real world question, what creative approach would you take to soften the look if cutting the steering tube was NOT an option? Say, if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By Beach Comber

+1 on the sprintech for drop down bars. Blends...

+1 on the sprintech for drop down bars. Blends in with the bike, you get both left and right view, and never had one break.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 459,675
Posted By Beach Comber

I have a pretty soft spot for Sempres so you get...

I have a pretty soft spot for Sempres so you get a hot from me!
06-08-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 12,978
Posted By Beach Comber

What I don't get is water bottles. There are...

What I don't get is water bottles. There are fire hydrants everywhere that can be flicked open with a good tire lever.
06-08-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 12,978
Posted By Beach Comber

I started with toe clips, went to SPD-SL, then...

I started with toe clips, went to SPD-SL, then tried A530s on my Voyageur for both clip and platform. Sure, its a ridiculously heavy pedal, but the convenience outweighs that. So to speak. Still...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,915
Posted By Beach Comber

Its important to know that Lotus marketed a wide...

Its important to know that Lotus marketed a wide range of models. Some very good, some not any better than what you'd find at Walmarts. The Elan was pretty far down in the model line-up, and your...
06-06-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 168,901
Posted By Beach Comber

Wow. You guys will ship anything! :lol:

Wow. You guys will ship anything! :lol:
06-05-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By Beach Comber

Are all those ebay Concorde frames fake?

Just happened to notice all the Concorde frames on ebay. All from various European countries. Granted not all of them are top tier Columbus tubing, but even the mid-grade Columbus ones are...
06-05-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Beach Comber

I just went through this myself about 2 weeks...

I just went through this myself about 2 weeks ago, except it my case the damage was self inflicted. I too found broken pieces on the floor (shed storage damage) and noticed the difference. And like...
06-04-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By Beach Comber

If you send me the Tommasini and Golden Boy the...

If you send me the Tommasini and Golden Boy the Masi then you just relax all weekend, sipping frozen drinks, and working on your tan. A win-win for everyone.
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Beach Comber

I'm not familiar with pricing in the area, but it...

I'm not familiar with pricing in the area, but it looks in very good shape with nice upgrades. Its a very small frame. Will it fit you?
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Beach Comber

I just came across this while perusing on ebay. ...

I just came across this while perusing on ebay. Haven't looked real close but on quick glance looks familiar?

Micargi Prince 20" Lowrider Already Built and Fully Assembled Bicycle Chrome | eBay...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,677
Posted By Beach Comber

Are there extra shipping costs involved? ...

Are there extra shipping costs involved? Personally I think $100USD is an excellent price if the bike looks as good in person as in the pictures. In fact, its so good, I'd wonder what was wrong. :)
Replies: 12
Views: 3,677
Posted By Beach Comber

Best guess is either a 79 or 80. During this...

Best guess is either a 79 or 80. During this time Peugeot was transitioning from the old UE-18 to the newer PH18. Yours has classic early 80s decals but components that still point to the late 70s....
06-03-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,322
Posted By Beach Comber

If you do sell it please promise to give us first...

If you do sell it please promise to give us first right of refusal.
06-03-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,322
Posted By Beach Comber

Head badge says very late in 87, so yea, good...

Head badge says very late in 87, so yea, good chance it was an early 88 offering.
06-03-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,322
Posted By Beach Comber

Very nice! Clean it all up, get some cheap alloy...

Very nice! Clean it all up, get some cheap alloy period-correct bottle cages, new tires/tubes/tape/etc. Well done!
06-02-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19,128
Views: 3,115,370
Posted By Beach Comber

A shame he didn't bother to ship the Ventolux...

A shame he didn't bother to ship the Ventolux pump back too.
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Beach Comber

The crankset on that mixte Le Tour looks like the...

The crankset on that mixte Le Tour looks like the Sugino used on the 81 or 82 models, making it not a cro-moly but the heavier Giant made carbon steels. Personally, I'd still pick the red 86 Le Tour...
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Beach Comber

Wild guess here - an old fastback style 5-speed? ...

Wild guess here - an old fastback style 5-speed? Very late 60s or early 70s?
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