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06-01-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56,308
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Posted By Fahrenheit531

'85 Schwinn Peloton...

'85 Schwinn Peloton (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/catalina-vintage-schwinn-peloton/7133642421.html) with a barely-ridden Superbe Pro group. $449
...
05-28-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Fahrenheit531

About three days ago I'd have paid your asking...

About three days ago I'd have paid your asking price in the time it took to type this. :lol:

Edit: Oh wait no. Recessed nut. But they sure are pretty.
05-25-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,038
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Equal parts awesome and hilarious. Thanks for...

Equal parts awesome and hilarious. Thanks for sharing. ;)
05-24-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Shimano 105 aero levers work well, look good, and...

Shimano 105 aero levers work well, look good, and can be easily found with hoods in good shape for not a lot of dough. That's a great big pile o' win.
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Saw "Mega," clicked this thread half-expecting an...

Saw "Mega," clicked this thread half-expecting an oddball Bianchi MTB or something. First pic? Full stop. hahahaha Wow.

That is a super cool bike. :thumb:
05-23-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,038
Posted By Fahrenheit531

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Because sometimes participation is more important than the actual content.
05-23-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thanks for the tip. Was planning to research...

Thanks for the tip. Was planning to research options for de-gunking the shifters, will go with your recommendation. :thumb:
05-23-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Fahrenheit531

6600, the "ice grey" Ultegra SL introduced in...

6600, the "ice grey" Ultegra SL introduced in '07. 10-speed. This bike checked off most of the boxes I had for my first foray into CF, and the compact crankset is nice... gonna have to go more...
05-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,501
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Huh. I heard it was for Mike Damone. ...

Huh. I heard it was for Mike Damone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZSPYdJxCVc
05-23-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Man. The level of "if you got nuthin' nice to...

Man. The level of "if you got nuthin' nice to say..." around here is remarkable. That was actually what I had on hand for this morning's shakedown ride and I was sure it'd be a jumping-off point for...
05-22-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Fahrenheit531

C&V Brings Home Trek Madone...

...immediately installs San Marco Regal. :thumb:

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05-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That's eight. Let's keep things moving. haha ...

That's eight. Let's keep things moving. haha
And welcome to bikeforums!
05-21-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Annnnnd then I bought 'em. Thanks for the nudge,...

Annnnnd then I bought 'em. Thanks for the nudge, mister... Pushed me right over the edge! :lol:
05-21-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Saw those. Much more than the current project...

Saw those. Much more than the current project calls for. I'm half-tempted to buy 'em for future use though. ;)
05-21-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Fahrenheit531

WTB 1st Gen D-A Brake Calipers

Front and rear, complete and functional; appearance less important. Thanks! :thumb:
05-21-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,368
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I started with Kool-Stops. The cheap pads were a...

I started with Kool-Stops. The cheap pads were a solution to MAFAC Racer banshee effect. :rolleyes:
05-21-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,368
Posted By Fahrenheit531

dddd knows his stuff, and I actually did set it...

dddd knows his stuff, and I actually did set it up with cheap brake pads. So if he's right, easy fix to one of three issues. If he's not, I have new brake pads. Downside: zero.
05-21-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 56,308
Views: 8,031,583
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Small Merckx with 50th Anniversary Campy. Ain't...

Small Merckx with 50th Anniversary Campy. Ain't cheap (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/catalina-1983-eddy-merckx/7127948293.html).
...
05-19-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,368
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'll give it a shot. :thumb:

I'll give it a shot. :thumb:
05-19-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,263
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"Man, this is a great bike but I dunno what to do...

"Man, this is a great bike but I dunno what to do about the paint. It's chipped to hell. Respray? But there's no way I'm gonna recreate that red. Dammit. Guess I'll ride as-is."
05-19-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,368
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I won't buy CR-18s again. They're ugly straight...

I won't buy CR-18s again. They're ugly straight out of the box and heavyish. I've also never had rims give up more little tiny aluminum splinters to the brake blocks. The brake tracks look 20 years...
05-18-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Not my bike. Saw it on Craigslist and said my...

Not my bike. Saw it on Craigslist and said my god, what is that thing? in the precise tone used by Wesley in his "to the pain" speech. Thanks for putting a name to it! :D
05-18-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Impressive Seatpost...

...and also an evolutionary dead-end. Obviously an attempt at suspension, but what tha…?
...
03-12-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Fahrenheit531

...anything specific? I have a Shimano Deore XT...

...anything specific? I have a Shimano Deore XT that will sit around unused forever if it stays with me.
02-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,141
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I have three bikes, all 1970s, all 531. There is...

I have three bikes, all 1970s, all 531. There is a noticeable difference in flex/whippiness between them, to the point where I briefly had concerns about the integrity of my Raleigh's frame. No...
02-11-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,552
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Only in the C&V will you find serious discussion...

Only in the C&V will you find serious discussion of floor pump upgrades and mods. Man we're hilarious. :lol:
02-09-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,552
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Just ordered one of the Lezynes. Thanks for the...

Just ordered one of the Lezynes. Thanks for the heads-up and reviews! :thumb:
01-24-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,303
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Minoura Dura Cage. Comes in a variety of colors,...

Minoura Dura Cage. Comes in a variety of colors, not bulky (4.5mm diameter), relatively cheap, clamp-friendly, still being made and sold new.
01-13-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,615
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Regal Girardi with some coppery goodness: ...

Regal Girardi with some coppery goodness:


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01-11-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Fahrenheit531

One swipe of the index finger confirmed this one...

One swipe of the index finger confirmed this one would clean up nicely:

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01-03-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By Fahrenheit531

On my commute bike I still use flat pedals....

On my commute bike I still use flat pedals. Clipless just don't make sense to me in an environment where I'm constantly on and off the pedals. Beyond that, just know that you'll gain confidence with...
01-01-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,687
Posted By Fahrenheit531

^ The saddle-security device is pretty slick.

^ The saddle-security device is pretty slick.
01-01-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Work commute. (Sometimes they sweeten the pot...

Work commute. (Sometimes they sweeten the pot just enough.) An uptempo 4.5 miles each way on the single-speed Raleigh. Not ideal, but the weather was perfect and traffic was light. I'll take it.
12-29-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Those tires. :twitchy:

Those tires. :twitchy:
12-26-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,110
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Since my 50th birthday was in December and El...

Since my 50th birthday was in December and El Tour de Tucson was just ahead of it in November I decided early in 2019 to make that my first-ever century ride:...
12-12-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 56,308
Views: 8,031,583
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Here's...

Here's (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-1968-schwinn-mini-twinn-stingray/7037453382.html) something you don't see every day:
...
12-12-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Ahhhh, okay. On first look it appeared to be...

Ahhhh, okay. On first look it appeared to be separate halves (left/right) joined in the center, which was baffling. And rightly so, now that I realize the darker portion is just a dust cap. Thanks...
12-12-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That front hub on the Colnago is odd. Can anyone...

That front hub on the Colnago is odd. Can anyone tell me what I'm looking at there?
12-01-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,045
Posted By Fahrenheit531

And the dumpster was feeling very good that day. ...

And the dumpster was feeling very good that day.
"Here," it said, "here's a top-of-the-line Centurion that did a little bit of riding and a whole lot of sitting. Yes, here, take it. You won't even...
11-30-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,072
Posted By Fahrenheit531

High 50s today, then high 60s and low 70s through...

High 50s today, then high 60s and low 70s through midweek. It's cycling season in AZ! :lol:
11-27-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,820
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That's a seat, not a saddle.

That's a seat, not a saddle.
11-27-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,620
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Nice work on that Hercules. A very cool bike....

Nice work on that Hercules. A very cool bike. :thumb:
11-26-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Fahrenheit531

If you have any kind of mechanical aptitude...

If you have any kind of mechanical aptitude buying used will get you much more bike for much less money. And if you live in a decent-sized city you may have a bicycle co-op nearby with tools and...
11-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56,308
Views: 8,031,583
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Not mine. Saw it on my local Craigslist.

Not mine. Saw it on my local Craigslist.
11-25-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56,308
Views: 8,031,583
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Bridgestone RB-1, 58cm...

Bridgestone RB-1, 58cm (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-vintage-bridgestone-rb-1-road/7025440713.html) $350

https://images.craigslist.org/00202_g9PQdKWvHJq_600x450.jpg
11-25-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,820
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I've been holding out before answering this poll...

I've been holding out before answering this poll because while I do love my San Marco Regals, I couldn't legitimately go 10/10 until I rode my first century. Did that Saturday and the saddle was...
11-24-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"The bike is a tool to be used, not an art object...

"The bike is a tool to be used, not an art object that has to be perfect."
:thumb:
11-18-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,660
Posted By Fahrenheit531

...had two live spiders living in separate...

...had two live spiders living in separate locations. They appeared to be healthy and doing quite well.
11-17-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 67,698
Posted By Fahrenheit531

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A cool purple mosaic wall, a forest of saguaros, and a couple of oversized...
11-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Suntour option.

Suntour option.
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