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10-16-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,211
Posted By ryansu

I went out of my way to pick this up, The paint...

I went out of my way to pick this up, The paint is beat up, the original Deore thumbies were replaced by Sunrace. I had been hoping for Deore XT but it was all standard Deore. The good news is it was...
10-11-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 323,057
Posted By ryansu

Cleaned up all 4 bearings on the Shogun Prairie...

Cleaned up all 4 bearings on the Shogun Prairie breaker and mounted new tires so I can do a combo of clunker/coffeeneuring challenge
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10-09-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By ryansu

+1 pm Trek 420 I was able to get 700 x 32 on an...

+1 pm Trek 420 I was able to get 700 x 32 on an 85 frame with room to spare,
10-09-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By ryansu

nice find, Miyata and Shimano tri color - very...

nice find, Miyata and Shimano tri color - very nice and I agree with the clubman loose the awful "comfort" saddle :lol:
10-09-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,980
Posted By ryansu

I decided for my second Clunker this year to have...

I decided for my second Clunker this year to have a theme - Combo Challenge! This Saturday the annual Coffeenuring (https://chasingmailboxes.com/category/coffeeneuring/)challenge kicks off so I am...
10-05-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,039
Posted By ryansu

OP One suggestion is to make sure your LBS knows...

OP One suggestion is to make sure your LBS knows Vintage bikes - you may already know this, I am blessed to have a couple C&V friendly shops in my area for stuff I can't deal with myself. Some...
10-05-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 1,955,541
Posted By ryansu

Thanks for the endorsements I have a set of the...

Thanks for the endorsements I have a set of the Maxxis DTH order
10-04-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,318
Posted By ryansu

Back in 2008 when gas hit $5 a gallon in much of...

Back in 2008 when gas hit $5 a gallon in much of the country old bikes came out of attics, basements, garages sheds etc. because people didn't want to spend $50 or more filling the tank if they could...
10-04-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,318
Posted By ryansu

They work just fine and there are plenty of tire...

They work just fine and there are plenty of tire options - there is a whole thread on them - so I will turn the question around why switch? The only reason I really see is to get a bigger tire and...
10-03-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 1,955,541
Posted By ryansu

I have been looking for an old Rock Hopper to no...

I have been looking for an old Rock Hopper to no avail so far in my price range, components, size vector but I did have this Shogun Prairie Breaker I come up and for $50 with lugs, bullmoose bars,...
10-03-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,408
Posted By ryansu

That longflap is sweet and cavernous OP, I have...

That longflap is sweet and cavernous OP, I have the smaller barley bag on my Nishiki,
...
10-03-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,211
Posted By ryansu

In my search for an old RockHopper I came across...

In my search for an old RockHopper I came across this and couldn't pass it up, my size, $50, bullmoose bars, thumbies, biplane fork and I have never had a Shogun pass through my hands before....
10-01-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 58,551
Views: 8,569,222
Posted By ryansu

Moto GJ for $150 I would be all over this if it...

Moto GJ for $150 I would be all over this if it was my size appears to be a 25" frame
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10-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58,551
Views: 8,569,222
Posted By ryansu

Trek 520 Cirrus probably an 87 I just sold one of...

Trek 520 Cirrus probably an 87 I just sold one of these 531 main tubes smooth riding bike $240 appears nearly 100% stock...
09-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By ryansu

Agreed 52telecaster Peugeots too, the French...

Agreed 52telecaster Peugeots too, the French really had a knack for making a smooth riding frame regardless of material.
09-28-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By ryansu

IMHO I would hold out for a nicer Moto I once...

IMHO I would hold out for a nicer Moto I once worked on a Mirage of that size, 23, and it fit like a glove so after I sold it I started looking for something nicer in the Motobecane line and finally...
09-26-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By ryansu

sheddle I have some mismatched SPDs a bit...

sheddle I have some mismatched SPDs a bit scurffy yours for the picking up (West Seattle) message if interested
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09-25-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By ryansu

Araya was standard equipment on Road and Mountain...

Araya was standard equipment on Road and Mountain bikes in the 70s and 80s I have always found them sturdy and dependable.
09-25-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,553
Posted By ryansu

When a I graduated college in (cough) 1986 my Dad...

When a I graduated college in (cough) 1986 my Dad gave me a set of craftsman tools the ones below get used on the regular in tinkering on bikes.
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09-25-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By ryansu

I sense in Seattle that the crazy market is...

I sense in Seattle that the crazy market is coming to an end, I see bikes staying listed for weeks at a time that in May were going like hot cakes. I actually delivered a bike I was selling this...
09-25-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By ryansu

Nice find OP. I think you need to shine the...

Nice find OP. I think you need to shine the bianchigirl lantern
09-25-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 873
Posted By ryansu

I will add my voice to doing a repack of the 4...

I will add my voice to doing a repack of the 4 main bearings, new grease and bearings are cheap and its a pretty straight forward job just take it slow. I just use new bearing they are cheap and I...
09-24-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By ryansu

some times the diameter is printed on the inside...

some times the diameter is printed on the inside of the FD clamp like so....

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09-23-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23,267
Views: 2,680,700
Posted By ryansu

I don't host I go directly from my One Drive...

I don't host I go directly from my One Drive folder on my laptop
1. click on the picture Icon (upload) in the tool bar near the middle of the toolbar
2. from the dialog box choose browse your...
09-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,001
Posted By ryansu

jonny7 If it make you feel any better I have a...

jonny7 If it make you feel any better I have a recent CL purchase that I got home and discovered more issues than I had bargained for and I too decided on the part out path and I am close to...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By ryansu

You forgot the cool claw rear derailleur lol

You forgot the cool claw rear derailleur lol
09-23-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By ryansu

Beautiful Moto Mixte! I have found that when I am...

Beautiful Moto Mixte! I have found that when I am building mixte to just sell on I am not all that inspired but when I have built them for friends and family members I have really enjoyed the process
09-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 96,228
Posted By ryansu

A early 90s Hybrid Via Montega I picked up for...

A early 90s Hybrid Via Montega I picked up for $40 needed a rear spoke and some shifting help but a nice deal. It was my clunker challenge bike. This is as found I have since updated cassette chain...
09-22-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 323,057
Posted By ryansu

Be careful SurferRosa late 80s Japanese tourers...

Be careful SurferRosa late 80s Japanese tourers will start you down a slippery slope ..... to more late 80s Japanese touring bikes. Nice 610
09-22-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By ryansu

seems like you could use more rear...

seems like you could use more rear reflectors.....:D nice find
09-20-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By ryansu

I love the MKS Sneaker or RMX pedals and have...

I love the MKS Sneaker or RMX pedals and have them on 2 bikes I think black tape would be good - white is very tough to keep clean :D If you haven't removed pedals view this park tool video
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09-20-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By ryansu

Had a black 79 912 with Shimano arabesque which I...

Had a black 79 912 with Shimano arabesque which I loved and was a great garage sale pick up, Love the Orange nice find!
09-20-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,232
Posted By ryansu

A hand held jack hammer from the rental place...

A hand held jack hammer from the rental place while the (ex) wife was out of town with the car. Compact but heavy!
09-20-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By ryansu

I have a Univega Hybrid up on CL, if it doesn't...

I have a Univega Hybrid up on CL, if it doesn't sell this week I am stealing flat bar gravel bike :D
09-15-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,837
Posted By ryansu

I see a beaver in Seattle every time I look in...

I see a beaver in Seattle every time I look in the mirror..... Oregon State University class of 86 :D
...
09-14-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By ryansu

I look for fit first, then components and...

I look for fit first, then components and manufacturer. I used to look based on price and then it occurred to me that it takes just as much time to rehab an entry level bike as a mid level or higher...
09-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 535
Posted By ryansu

amazon sells seat post binder botls...

amazon sells seat post binder botls...
09-13-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,837
Posted By ryansu

I was planning to ride all week and ended up only...

I was planning to ride all week and ended up only riding on Thursday when the AQI in Seattle was fair in the AM since then it has gone critical with very unhealthy readings every day. It sucks but I...
09-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By ryansu

I might suggest getting the bike back up and...

I might suggest getting the bike back up and running. replace what needs to be without going overboard, and then ride it, allot, does it fit, do you like it, does it put a smile on your face or do...
09-12-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By ryansu

One of my favorites and the 600 series was the...

One of my favorites and the 600 series was the predecessor of today's Ultegra Had that group on my best garage sale find ever (79 Miyata 912) and the shifters are my avatar.
09-11-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By ryansu

FS Campy Ergo 8 spd shifter project with new hoods

These shifters came off a bike I was hoping to get up an running and sell. It had a campy 8 speed cassette on the rear wheel so I assume they are 8 speed ergos. I can find no model name or other...
09-10-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By ryansu

In Seattle that Hard Rock would go for over $100...

In Seattle that Hard Rock would go for over $100 right now, nice find, In fact I saw one last week in poor neglected shape listed for $75. Hope something in your size comes up.
09-09-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By ryansu

That's a farmers market cruiser for a lady of a...

That's a farmers market cruiser for a lady of a certain age, the basket will get filled with fresh flowers and the owner will refer to the bike as Princess Margaret (Monarch) much too nice for yard...
09-09-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By ryansu

That Schwinn is getting some love! I like to put...

That Schwinn is getting some love! I like to put a bit of 3 in 1 lube on the pivot points (and springs) on the derailleurs and brakes after the clean up. I have dribbled lube into the FW which is...
09-08-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By ryansu

OP I feel your pain and I actually sold a bike...

OP I feel your pain and I actually sold a bike recently because I knew I could (and did) get good $$ for it. I too see stuff going for crazy prices BUT I also found a nice Univega Via Montega Hybrid...
09-06-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By ryansu

I have used those tires and like them. Looking...

I have used those tires and like them. Looking forward to pics of the Takara in rebuild mode
09-06-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By ryansu

OP I think you need to shine the gugie signal....

OP I think you need to shine the gugie signal....
09-06-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,868
Posted By ryansu

UnderDawgAl thanks, you'd be surprised what you...

UnderDawgAl thanks, you'd be surprised what you find when you look consistently. This Trek 850 passed through my hands for $20 because it had a flat front tire, some poor shifting, and the owner was...
09-05-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 323,057
Posted By ryansu

Boredom and randomly looking at FB Marketplace...

Boredom and randomly looking at FB Marketplace led me to a Giant Allegre with Campy 8 speed bits that I thought I could clean up ride a bit and sell in this crazy market. Boy was I wrong, one issue...
09-04-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,238
Posted By ryansu

Lovely build mongol777 I have liked those...

Lovely build mongol777 I have liked those Rodini's since they came out and yours looks great. I had the good fortune to visit Riv HQ when I was in the bay area for business in 2012 and test rode a...
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