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05-30-21, 01:03 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

$140 what looks like a Grand Record in decent...

$140 what looks like a Grand Record in decent shape based on limited photos. But it's in the wilds ( if Missoula qualifies) of Montana....
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05-30-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By PilotFishBob

I was searching for (full) fenders for the Grand...

I was searching for (full) fenders for the Grand Record when I came across these. I had never seen Bluemels shorties before so grabbed them at a very good price. Not to everyone's taste but I like...
05-29-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yes, I was put off by the components as well,...

Yes, I was put off by the components as well, this one would seem to demand Campagnolo. In my mind the ask is a stretch but I'm not a Bianchi expert and someone else may have other ideas...
05-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

If you're in the Milwaukee area this may be worth...

If you're in the Milwaukee area this may be worth a look. No DS picture, chrome looks a bit iffy. But interesting. $800.
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05-29-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62,163
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Obviously larger than 57cm, and at $280 maybe...

Obviously larger than 57cm, and at $280 maybe priced a bit high (maybe not) considering condition - but if I were in the area I'd feel compelled to go take a look and perhaps negotiate or just get...
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By PilotFishBob

Looks like it has seen a hard life. Hard to tell...

Looks like it has seen a hard life. Hard to tell but with the shift levers and a rough look at the front derailleur I guess Huret Challenger RD? Would be nice if the seller had included a drive side...
05-25-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By PilotFishBob

PM inbound

PM inbound
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By PilotFishBob

You'll love it. I have two, a 1963 and a 1970...

You'll love it. I have two, a 1963 and a 1970 and I'm very fond of them both. So with the triple and gearing might it be a good candidate for you to ride in the BDB100 this year? :)
05-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ouch. Was sort of hoping a forum member might...

Ouch. Was sort of hoping a forum member might land that - it certainly struck my fancy.

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05-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Not too familar with the Carlton Criterium but a...

Not too familar with the Carlton Criterium but a rather handsome bike at a buck seventy-five. My size but I'm only browsing these days (he says right now...)
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05-22-21, 07:21 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Wouldn't trade my black and red '74 but I like...

Wouldn't trade my black and red '74 but I like the less-common Grand Record colors. This yellow and black model looks nice, both from an aesthetic and price standpoint. $200
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04-28-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,324
Views: 3,189,690
Posted By PilotFishBob

Another $50 find - a 1976 model I think. Love...

Another $50 find - a 1976 model I think. Love these old roadsters. This one is too small for me but it'll be fun to tinker with.

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04-25-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By PilotFishBob

You're making me hate myself more and more for...

You're making me hate myself more and more for not trying to find one while I was in Kyoto a couple of years back, too much going on and it didn't occur to me at the time. Oh well, there may be a...
04-18-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By PilotFishBob

Only that I wish I had one. I've been on the...

Only that I wish I had one. I've been on the lookout for years now, but these things are hen's teeth outside of Japan. What kills me as I was in Japan in 2019 and didn't even think about it at the...
04-17-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14,324
Views: 3,189,690
Posted By PilotFishBob

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x713/voyageurii_sm_fc055940ef5ac1ba5a660a6b5c67833eb06683e7.jpg
Didn't need it but $50 seemed fair, and I have the parts on hand to build it...
04-09-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,824
Posted By PilotFishBob

This was at Shelby Farms Park here in Memphis,...

This was at Shelby Farms Park here in Memphis, about 15 minutes or so away from me by bike via the Greenline, one of our rails-to-trails projects. They have a herd of 15 or so bison they take care...
04-09-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,824
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks BFisher. I wasn't sure about it at first...

Thanks BFisher. I wasn't sure about it at first as I'd always lusted after the copper hue, but the look has grown on me. It is distinctive. I have a 58cm model still in pieces awaiting its turn...
04-07-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,824
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/raleigh_intl_sm_9693e3daec12844d0044cea0aca8e7251f6eace3.jpg
'74 I picked up a few years ago, disassembled and let sit. Finally got...
03-14-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By PilotFishBob

I use the Arundel Tubi, good for one tire and...

I use the Arundel Tubi, good for one tire and some small tools. More than enough for me. And looks great too. But sounds like you tried the Arundel or know of it.
03-13-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,102
Posted By PilotFishBob

I needed O rings for a set of Deltas I recently...

I needed O rings for a set of Deltas I recently acquired, instead of spending $23+ for a full set on Le'Bay I bought a 20 pack each of 14mm and 11.2mm ID nitrile rings for $18. Perfect fit - I'm set...
03-09-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By PilotFishBob

Take a look at the Origin8 Ultim8 brake hoods. ...

Take a look at the Origin8 Ultim8 brake hoods. They're pretty close if not dead on.
03-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wish that were in my turf - looking to build a...

Wish that were in my turf - looking to build a ride for a very height-challenged lady friend, but it will come. It always does....
03-05-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By PilotFishBob

Sharp looking ride!

Sharp looking ride!
03-05-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By PilotFishBob

2nd on the kudos - nice specimen. I have the...

2nd on the kudos - nice specimen. I have the black/red '74 model, one of my favorite steeds. I like the background scenery - at first I thought those might be icebergs in the distance, and with the...
02-25-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yes, the largest areas I've tried touching up...

Yes, the largest areas I've tried touching up were about .5 x 2 inches or so - chrome socks on a Raleigh. Went so-so on that, but from a few feet acceptable. My main thing on using it is that I don't...
02-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By PilotFishBob

I need to go dig in my parts box but pretty sure...

I need to go dig in my parts box but pretty sure I have one in good condition you can have for the cost of shipping, just spring for a beer if we ever meet up, I'll track it down tomorrow morning and...
02-23-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By PilotFishBob

I did both bolts on the front brake this way. I...

I did both bolts on the front brake this way. I let them soak in Evaporust for a day, then cleaned and ground most of the pitting from the bolt faces with increasingly fine grit sandpaper, and...
02-23-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By PilotFishBob

I use it. It's a nickel plating I think, not...

I use it. It's a nickel plating I think, not bluish like true chrome - but it does the job, as long as the touch-up spots are small. Surface prep is critical, it will either not adhere or flake off...
02-22-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By PilotFishBob

A gold paper stick-on star should do.

A gold paper stick-on star should do.
02-22-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By PilotFishBob

I'll plan to be there, would make it my 4th...

I'll plan to be there, would make it my 4th showing in a row (which I think makes me the only rider other than you to have 'perfect attendance'). I need to ramp up my saddle time quickly before then...
02-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By PilotFishBob

Very nice, but you would definitely want to make...

Very nice, but you would definitely want to make sure your seatpost clamp bolts are secure. Wow. :eek:
02-06-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nice! You were the definition of 'gangly'. And...

Nice! You were the definition of 'gangly'. And that's not disparaging in any way! At that age I was the definition of 'pudge boy'. :twitchy:
01-27-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By PilotFishBob

PM inbound on the Meidai.

PM inbound on the Meidai.
01-26-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By PilotFishBob

Article confirming. Looks like production will...

Article confirming. Looks like production will resume mid-year. Be sure to keep reading past the ads mid-page, some good stuff in there.
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01-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14,324
Views: 3,189,690
Posted By PilotFishBob

All of it at one of the the co-ops here. I was...

All of it at one of the the co-ops here. I was working Saturday and took time off for lunch, I've been needing some Weinmann 750's to finish a project and was debating whether or not to pay a visit...
01-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14,324
Views: 3,189,690
Posted By PilotFishBob

Some unusual and very nice finds while out and...

Some unusual and very nice finds while out and about today for lunch. Unexpected to say the least - As I commented to a friend, 'Best lunch break ever'.
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01-23-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Paramount in Louisville, KY. Fairly reasonable...

Paramount in Louisville, KY. Fairly reasonable price at $800 vs. the asks I usually see out there - bike's in decent condition judging from the pics.
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01-18-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 99,217
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ah, waking up a sleeping thread... I'm in. ...

Ah, waking up a sleeping thread... I'm in. Posted elsewhere in the past but not here, recent pic.
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01-13-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24,638
Views: 2,987,797
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nice bike, I like the full chaincase. That rack...

Nice bike, I like the full chaincase. That rack looks perfect, I've seen similar at hollandbikeshop.com and I may have to bite the bullet at some point and order one. I also like your bottle cage...
01-13-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24,638
Views: 2,987,797
Posted By PilotFishBob

I picked up this '74 DL-1 on a whim (and after...

I picked up this '74 DL-1 on a whim (and after reading this thread) while visiting my sister in Atlanta in 2017 (she grabbed it for me, I got it from her). Got it back to Memphis, did the usual...
01-12-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

So glad those are too small or I'd be tempted to...

So glad those are too small or I'd be tempted to break my 2021 resolution to sell and not buy. Well, odds are I'll break it at some point but not now at least. Clang , your bicyclocation skills...
01-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By PilotFishBob

Really isn't hard to check you know. Story...

Really isn't hard to check you know. Story predates WAPO by months.

https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/a-neighborhood-of-friends-is-restoring-bikes-for-free...
01-06-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Saw that and was lusting mightily. Fortunately,...

Saw that and was lusting mightily. Fortunately, the price is keeping the lust under control. :)
01-05-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By PilotFishBob

PM inbound.

PM inbound.
12-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Meanwhile near Minneapolis... $175 Grand Record....

Meanwhile near Minneapolis... $175 Grand Record. Seems reasonable for its condition, too bad the RD was swapped out....
12-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,376
Posted By PilotFishBob

This bike has shown up in other threads though I...

This bike has shown up in other threads though I don't think this particular photo has.

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12-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,722
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nothing recent, this from 2 years ago or so. ...

Nothing recent, this from 2 years ago or so. Local cycling club members usually decorate a tree on the big rails-to-trails path. Don't think it happened this year but I haven't been over that way...
12-19-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By PilotFishBob

Cycling solipsism. I sense the beginnings of a...

Cycling solipsism. I sense the beginnings of a movement...
12-18-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,666
Posted By PilotFishBob

I've never found Memphis to be a hot C&V market....

I've never found Memphis to be a hot C&V market. But this year I sold 8 bikes between May and October (and gifted one to a friend recovering from knee surgery). The ones I sold early on went...
12-11-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 62,163
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Interesting, had not heard of Mirella before...

Interesting, had not heard of Mirella before seeing this ad. Seems overpriced at $395, but that may be my ignorance of the marque at play. This one has seen a few mods based on the spec sheet the...
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