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12-06-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD: 1975 Schwinn Paramount C7561 silver

I have a few bikes I'm looking to move on from the collection so that I can focus on some custom 70s/80s American-made steel on my wish list.

This Paramount is nearly flawless. It's just a...
12-01-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Robvolz

It comes down to your intentions. The uncovered...

It comes down to your intentions. The uncovered ones are for full restoration assuming you are going to clear coat on top of your decals.

frankly, I love the look of patina, new decals and a clear...
11-30-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Got the decals after not too long a wait....

Got the decals after not too long a wait. Velocals again. Went for the pricy 1 mil thick gloss "1986" decals (they are 50th Anniversary 1988 decals). The bike is worth it, even if there was a lot of...
11-27-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By T-Mar

This appears to be the 1990 model. It uses the...

This appears to be the 1990 model. It uses the generic 6061 T8 aluminum main tubes. During this era those tubes were used on the "Sport Performance Technium" models and the two bottom "Racing...
11-27-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,915
Posted By 1989Pre

It beats "Casualty".

It beats "Casualty".
11-26-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,915
Posted By BFisher

The frame/fork construction wasn't unexpected,...

The frame/fork construction wasn't unexpected, but that name, lol.

What were the other options? Saunter? Sensibly? Takin' it easy?
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By r0ckh0und

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f1/0d/5f/f10d5f330436dd5...

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f1/0d/5f/f10d5f330436dd5fed41e2b44b9874f8.jpg
11-06-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 74,100
Views: 12,046,556
Posted By '02 nrs

$325 grand rapids,Mich

watermelon Basso.https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/d/grand-rapids-basso-vintage-italian/7544676462.html...
10-19-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74,100
Views: 12,046,556
Posted By Jazzyg72

Just wanted to say thank you to @02_NRS for...

Just wanted to say thank you to @02_NRS for posting this. I was able to pick it up last night and the seller was quite the historian and collector of all things Raleigh. He had a lot of history and...
10-19-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By daverup

Araya Road 821 followed me home

Found on the local marketplace, originally found in IL.
As found, hoods gone, tubular's shot, needs everything.
Frame mostly nice, although decals on down and top tubes are long gone.
Dura-Ace EX...
10-11-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 74,100
Views: 12,046,556
Posted By '02 nrs

$100.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/for/d/saint-paul-raleigh-vintage-bike-frame/7538811747.html...
10-08-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By rideandgoseek

Trek 770 - aka Floyd 2.0

This weekend I managed to get my hands on a 1985 Trek 770 in almost perfect shape. I previously had the same year/model that I convinced cb400bill to sell me. I loved that bike but in a moment of...
10-07-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By elcondor

Pinarello Tteviso 87 built/restoration finished

After 17 years I managed to finish my first road bike with the original parts I raced back then.
It's full Campagnolo super record with the exception of brake/gear shifters and seatpost being...
10-05-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,436
Posted By gugie

Translation...

Translation (https://www.businessinsider.com/guides/tech/tldr-meaning#:~:text=TLDR%20is%20an%20acronym%20that,a%20response%20in%20professional%20settings.)
10-01-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By 52telecaster

Looks excellent to me.

Looks excellent to me.
10-01-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Bianchigirll

Very nice. I only ever saw “bread n butter”...

Very nice. I only ever saw “bread n butter” Panasonics when I was in the business.

...
09-30-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By xiaoman1

plonz, You are a bit too hard with your...

plonz,
You are a bit too hard with your appraisal of your new acquisition, I think it looks great...those splashes of color really set off the frame color. :thumb:
Best, Ben
09-29-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By AdventureManCO

I don't know much at all about Panasonic bikes,...

I don't know much at all about Panasonic bikes, but that is a great score and looks great already!
09-12-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By dmark

If you need to check ERD here is a easy method to...

If you need to check ERD here is a easy method to measure using 2 j bend spokes and a caliper. The method was recently described on BF in a recent post but I cannot find it....
09-11-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By jamesdak

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

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Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By xiaoman1

Since he is selling these, maybe he should crack...

Since he is selling these, maybe he should crack open a pack and do a quick wipe down. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By cb400bill

That bike has been for sale for at least three...

That bike has been for sale for at least three years. The first year or so the seller was asking $2000. Then he dropped it to $1100 and hasnít budged since.

Excellent condition. Yeah, surrrre.
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By wrk101

Sure, But if you are buying, do you have the pile...

Sure, But if you are buying, do you have the pile of parts to complete? Despite being "worth it", it may not be a good deal for YOU. Missing pieces: grips, handlebar, tires, tubes, pedals, seat,...
08-26-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By jamesdak

They're bikes so ride what you like. :thumb: ...

They're bikes so ride what you like. :thumb:

But I will admit too that pretty much each time I try to go "more modern" I just don't connect with the bike.

This is crazy light, crazy fast,...
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By ThisJustIn

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I ended up doing what you suggested as well as installing a new...
08-16-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By dmark

OK PM'd

OK
PM'd
08-08-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By rccardr

An 87 that I had powder coated in beige. Ran it...

An 87 that I had powder coated in beige. Ran it with Ultegra 10 speed:...
08-07-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By droppedandlost

1985 Shogun 800

1985 Shogun 800
Tange 2 frame, R400 8sp indexed shifters, Claris RD, Innicycle headset, IRD levers and Tektro 539 brakes

I was going to powdercoat it, but I bought a Bob Jackson and used up my...
07-30-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Ago15

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07-29-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) SCHWINN Circuit

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07-16-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By kermie

My 1985 Panasonic DX3000 came with the Golden...

My 1985 Panasonic DX3000 came with the Golden Arrow derailleurs and downtube shifters, so 1985 time frame would be a start on finding some. I have had no issues with mine, but I have only had the...
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Lbxpdx

I passed on the bike. It was $140. I chose a much...

I passed on the bike. It was $140. I chose a much cleaner 21Ē that fit me right for $160. I almost bought it as a donor bike, but I didnít want the hastle of then buying another bike rack just to...
07-06-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,119
Posted By Roger M

How about one of those Holdsworth or VO 110BCD...

How about one of those Holdsworth or VO 110BCD cranksets? They look pretty similar to that Campagnolo piece.
07-01-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By dedhed

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage
06-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By masi61

A stockpile of 7700 & 7800 (9 speed & 10 speed)...

A stockpile of 7700 & 7800 (9 speed & 10 speed) NOS chains.
06-01-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,175
Posted By 79pmooney

I wouldn't panic about this crack. I'm assuming...

I wouldn't panic about this crack. I'm assuming the post runs several inches below it. (If nor, I'd get a cheap but longer post for now.) Let's say the tube cracks all the way around and breaks...
05-18-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,754
Posted By rccardr

For reference: ...

For reference:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1316/cinelli_mens_sana_right_side_0bfdfca6c63d7a023f8dd72af8b21e7b696fd112.jpg
Stock colors with Tricolor group; I added...
05-14-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
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....
05-11-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By CriticalThought

1975 Raleigh Competition Stunning Time Capsule - Rare Mint Black Dura Ace First Gen

So I've been keeping an eye out (and learning about) 80s Dura Ace in the hopes of finding a nice gruppo to build up my the 3Rensho frame I was fortunate to stumble across...
05-11-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By T-Mar

It's one character longer than the OP's serial...

It's one character longer than the OP's serial number. That makes me think that the OP's is missing or has a faintly struck leading 8. In which case, the first two characters would appear to...
05-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By 76SLT

I finally finished the bike. I ended up going...

I finally finished the bike. I ended up going with Velocity rims with Dura Ace hubs. I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to use parts from all the extras I had and I pretty much kept to that...
05-10-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By verktyg

1987 Raleigh UK Dealer Flyer

T-Mar Dylansbob plonz

Straight from the horse's mouth with lots of embroidery from the marketoids... Pages from a 1987 Raleigh flyer for the UK dealers:

History interspersed with Bull Pucky...
05-03-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,826
Posted By jamesdak

Ah the voice of reason! I remember...

Ah the voice of reason!

I remember strangers on various forums giving me crap for riding this bike. "Your bars are too high", "Your fit is all wrong", yada, yada, yada. Like they could know...
04-29-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By thinktubes

I use clear, self-adhesive bumpers. Stick well,...

I use clear, self-adhesive bumpers. Stick well, let the color show through, cheap, effective. Vast array of shapes and sizes.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/N8cAAOSwALdcnaMM/s-l1600.jpg
04-19-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is what is generically...

The subject bicycle is what is generically referred to as spur gear drive. In mid-1890s the bicycle industry experienced a boom. resulting in a plethora of new manufacturers. The increased...
04-15-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Bianchigirll

Just one more question.....Does your wife know...

Just one more question.....Does your wife know what an allen wrench is?

https://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/2021/04/28/columbo-main-NEW.jpeg
Sorry I couldn't resist, I think I watch too...
04-03-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By TheSilverFox

Your bike looks awesome, perfectly period rad. ...

Your bike looks awesome, perfectly period rad. Like the Dura Ace, has me thinking about more upgrades. But something about my 105 cranks with perfectly preserved biopace sticker and weird oblong...
03-29-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By jjhabbs

There was a 760 that year that was full Superbe....

There was a 760 that year that was full Superbe. You can google old Trek catalogs. The 770 replaced the 970 in 1984. check out this link

1984 Trek Bicycle Brochure Part I - Racing Bikes...
03-26-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 74,100
Views: 12,046,556
Posted By WGB

plonz Wise call. Great looking bike

plonz
Wise call. Great looking bike
03-13-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,604
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, yellow was the right answer for me on mine. ...

Yep, yellow was the right answer for me on mine.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x754/26_b51dab48ab104bf7bb2028e3451a8ad784a53d7a.jpg

Then blue finishing tape to tie...
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