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08-11-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By ramzilla

It's a piece of equipment used for exercise or...

It's a piece of equipment used for exercise or racing or whatever. It belongs to you now. Do whatever you want. Choose happiness. In my personal experience, I've successfully removed old stickers by...
08-09-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By ramzilla

I guess if you're on a professional bicycle team...

I guess if you're on a professional bicycle team competing in the Tour de France you might actually notice a 2X heavier tube weight inside a tire. But for the average rider dealing with everyday...
08-09-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By ramzilla

I keep a well stocked supply of tubes for all my...

I keep a well stocked supply of tubes for all my bikes. Tube size has got to match tire size as close as possible or, you're going to have problems. It's always better to have a tube size that's ...
08-08-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By ramzilla

I've been pretty lucky with Shogun bikes too. Not...

I've been pretty lucky with Shogun bikes too. Not much knowledge of these bikes out there in the Vintage world. So, you can usually pick these up for way less than equivalent Miyatas, Centurions,...
07-30-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By ramzilla

It's really just about overall weight. Early...

It's really just about overall weight. Early 1970's Fuji high tensile (Ishiwata) steel frames were surprisingly light. So were some of the old original 1960's English (Reynolds) steel frames. It...
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By ramzilla

Bottecchia model names have always been a puzzle...

Bottecchia model names have always been a puzzle to me too. But, according to T-Mar, top of the line Bottecchia's don't have model names. From my understanding they would call this a Bottechia,...
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By ramzilla

You got a great deal. It's got the painted...

You got a great deal. It's got the painted headbadge. It's got the old time Tange Champion tubing sticker. Suntour bits. An absolutely lovely bike. Not much wear. You're probably right about the...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By ramzilla

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's...

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's French bikes. Sometimes it can be very difficult to get new threaded replacement parts. A bent axle or a worn out freewheel can become a big problem....
05-28-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,147
Posted By ramzilla

Who needs straps and clamps and clips and blah...

Who needs straps and clamps and clips and blah blah blah blah blah on pedals. Just go out and have fun riding around. YAY!
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By ramzilla

The Trek is a better & more practical bike for a...

The Trek is a better & more practical bike for a better price. That Schwinn looks nice but, they were heavy clunkers.
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By ramzilla

I call Bottecchia the Schwinn of Italy. They used...

I call Bottecchia the Schwinn of Italy. They used to make everything from entry level budget priced bikes to top of the line Tour de France competition models. The one contained in the OP is a budget...
12-16-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,933
Posted By ramzilla

The old traditional names for bicycle makers has...

The old traditional names for bicycle makers has absolutely no meaning whatsoever anymore. There is no Raleigh, Schwinn, Fuji, Shogun, etc...etc...etc. anymore. There's a few gigantic factories in...
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