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11-10-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By friendofpugs

Randy, thanks for posting your thoughts on where...

Randy, thanks for posting your thoughts on where you are now with N - 1. Without cycling through so many bicycles, you couldn't have created "My Ten Speeds" and for that I am grateful. I've since...
10-17-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,094
Posted By friendofpugs

Lol, atta boy, way to get back on the crazy train...

Lol, atta boy, way to get back on the crazy train with style. :P
09-16-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 25,261
Posted By friendofpugs

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09-15-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 25,261
Posted By friendofpugs

I had a wonderful time meeting all new people -...

I had a wonderful time meeting all new people - this was a great couple of days, and there were so many cool bikes on display, it was hard to take them all in. Dave totally rocks for putting this on...
09-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 25,261
Posted By friendofpugs

My wife backed out on me but I'm still coming for...

My wife backed out on me but I'm still coming for sure - I'll be driving down tomorrow morning, set to arrive to set up some bikes and meet some people, then head over to the Dairyland Motel...
09-10-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,923
Posted By friendofpugs

Excellent build thread, thank you very much! How...

Excellent build thread, thank you very much! How do you like the touring geometry compared to other rides?
09-07-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By friendofpugs

That looks fantastic, congrats.

That looks fantastic, congrats.
09-01-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 25,261
Posted By friendofpugs

I'm either riding my Trek TX700 set up with a...

I'm either riding my Trek TX700 set up with a triple or my early 80s Gitane SC with a Campy Racing triple on it. My wife will be riding her modern-ish Fuji triple.
08-29-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,125
Posted By friendofpugs

I recently picked up a cheap Specialized Allez w/...

I recently picked up a cheap Specialized Allez w/ complete 105 and I gotta say I really miss using the more modern drivetrain stuff. My vote is to put the brifters on it.
08-28-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,255
Posted By friendofpugs

Thanks for posting this - I really enjoyed it....

Thanks for posting this - I really enjoyed it. Glad everything went well for you.
08-28-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 53,689
Views: 7,502,197
Posted By friendofpugs

$150 Motobecane Grand Record in Mad-Town -...

$150 Motobecane Grand Record in Mad-Town - https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/mc-farland-900-motobecane-grand-record/6936461425.html...
08-16-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 126,423
Posted By friendofpugs

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Spotted this neat Klein while on vacation in Cape May, NJ a...
08-07-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By friendofpugs

Very cool - do you like how it rides?

Very cool - do you like how it rides?
07-24-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,620
Posted By friendofpugs

I too want to say thank you for sharing your...

I too want to say thank you for sharing your travel notes - I thoroughly enjoyed reading your impressions and looking at your pictures. It was truly a vicarious thrill!
07-20-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 53,689
Views: 7,502,197
Posted By friendofpugs

You could always make an offer and pay to have it...

You could always make an offer and pay to have it shipped - https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-RALEIGH-PROFESSIONAL-BIKE-FRAME-22-5-BLUE-MINK/254298708741
07-14-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By friendofpugs

It looks fantastic, very tasty!

It looks fantastic, very tasty!
07-11-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By friendofpugs

Great looking bike!

Great looking bike!
07-09-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By friendofpugs

Very cool. Do you ride it often? How does it...

Very cool. Do you ride it often? How does it compare to others in your fleet?
07-09-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,279
Posted By friendofpugs

I've got a 1977 Trek TX700 that I specifically...

I've got a 1977 Trek TX700 that I specifically bought because it was my birth year.
07-01-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By friendofpugs

That looks to me like a Bottecchia Special, and...

That looks to me like a Bottecchia Special, and not a Giro d' Italia. I think the Giro is a higher quality frame with chrome on the head tube lugs and an integrated rear derailleur dropout hangar. I...
06-30-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By friendofpugs

Yes, if the frame fits, build it up and ride the...

Yes, if the frame fits, build it up and ride the snot out of it. Your questions remind me of concerns I had myself when I first got into "vintage" bikes and paint condition. After you've seen enough...
06-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By friendofpugs

I've been experimenting with the "French Fit" a...

I've been experimenting with the "French Fit" a bit myself these days. In the past I used to be a "53/54cm" only kind've guy, but as I buy and sell many different sizes of bikes, I now try to ride...
06-13-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 703,921
Posted By friendofpugs

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This is a 1988 ST-1000 I recently picked up. I'm going to...
06-13-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 199,095
Posted By friendofpugs

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06-01-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,421
Posted By friendofpugs

I just got one of these earlier this spring from...

I just got one of these earlier this spring from bargainguy and it is easily the most comfortable vintage bike I've ridden. If you research this early model you'll find that's the general consensus -...
05-27-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,751
Posted By friendofpugs

Hi, and welcome to C&V. If you tell us your...

Hi, and welcome to C&V. If you tell us your height/inseam and what size bike you think you need, we can scour CL for you and pick out the best options if you want to go vintage. Making armchair...
05-22-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By friendofpugs

I checked pretty closely and got nuthin'.

I checked pretty closely and got nuthin'.
05-22-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By friendofpugs

The seat tube is 22.5 in / 57 cm center to...

The seat tube is 22.5 in / 57 cm center to center, and the top tube is 22 in / 56 cm center to center. With a shorter stem I can make this work, but do I really want another bike? :)
05-22-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By friendofpugs

I know, that's what I was struggling with too. To...

I know, that's what I was struggling with too. To be honest, I pulled the fork to resell and tossed the frame on my scrap pile but I felt guilty about it and retrieved it a few days later. Just for...
05-22-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By friendofpugs

Oooo, thank you for the reply. I'm glad you think...

Oooo, thank you for the reply. I'm glad you think the frame is salvageable. It's one size bigger than I typically ride but I can make it work. Now to go down the Proteus rabbit hole...
05-22-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By friendofpugs

Reynolds 531 mystery frame/fork identification help please...

This is a bike I picked up cheap for the parts. I thought the frame/fork were toast because of the heavy rust, but I'm now I'm not so sure. Does anyone have any idea what it is? It's Reynolds 531...
04-28-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 286,854
Posted By friendofpugs

Here is one I picked up yesterday: ...

Here is one I picked up yesterday:
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04-28-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By friendofpugs

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I believe this is a '74 that I picked up on a "whim" a few...
04-24-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By friendofpugs

This looks fantastic, thanks for sharing.

This looks fantastic, thanks for sharing.
04-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,696
Posted By friendofpugs

Aww man, this sounds like a fun ride but it's 2.5...

Aww man, this sounds like a fun ride but it's 2.5 hrs away from me.
04-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By friendofpugs

Yeah, punching the chainring while trying to...

Yeah, punching the chainring while trying to remove a stubborn pedal was the first time I seriously hurt myself wrenching on bikes. I learned a painful lesson that day, :(
04-16-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By friendofpugs

Fantastic! Congratulations on finishing the ride....

Fantastic! Congratulations on finishing the ride. :)
04-15-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 53,689
Views: 7,502,197
Posted By friendofpugs

Well I'm not sure of the model, but it appears to...

Well I'm not sure of the model, but it appears to be a well made frame w/ Reynolds 531 and a Deerhead RD, I'd certainly buy that for $70.
04-13-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53,689
Views: 7,502,197
Posted By friendofpugs

Minneapolis - 1978 Trek TX700 - $350 -...

Minneapolis - 1978 Trek TX700 - $350 - https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-1978-trek-700/6865836014.html

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04-08-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,978
Posted By friendofpugs

I've had that happen to me a few times (though...

I've had that happen to me a few times (though always from a start so I haven't crashed, thank goodness) and it's a real confidence killer, for sure. Sometimes I don't stand up and pedal for fear of...
04-07-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,492
Posted By friendofpugs

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TdF Orange. :)
04-06-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 652,388
Posted By friendofpugs

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04-02-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 392,735
Posted By friendofpugs

Thanks you all for the kind words - it's got...

Thanks you all for the kind words - it's got "inside house" display status so I can look at it in my office loft. As nice as it is, I'm still going to ride it regularly like my other bikes or at...
04-01-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 392,735
Posted By friendofpugs

Already posted it there! That's what what me...

Already posted it there! That's what what me think I should post it here in the Trek thread too.



Thanks again for selling it to me.



Thank you very much, I can't wait to ride it this...
04-01-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 392,735
Posted By friendofpugs

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04-01-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,430
Posted By friendofpugs

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'79 Trek 937 freshly built up, unridden, recently acquired...
03-11-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,816
Posted By friendofpugs

The video was excellent - thank you for sharing!

The video was excellent - thank you for sharing!
02-19-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53,689
Views: 7,502,197
Posted By friendofpugs

Raleigh USA - 54cm - Lancaster OH - Campy - $280...

Raleigh USA - 54cm - Lancaster OH - Campy - $280 - https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/d/lancaster-raleigh-usa-road-bike-54-cm/6815974017.html
02-19-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 53,689
Views: 7,502,197
Posted By friendofpugs

Raleigh USA Team replica - 54cm - Lancaster OH -...

Raleigh USA Team replica - 54cm - Lancaster OH - Campy - $280 - https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/d/lancaster-raleigh-usa-road-bike-54-cm/6815974017.html
02-17-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,140
Posted By friendofpugs

1989 Peugeot Athena - $50 - stored in a barn for...

1989 Peugeot Athena - $50 - stored in a barn for 10 years, unridden.
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