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07-12-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 435,459
Posted By Jmpierce

Very nice!

Nice 82 750! I have an 82 710. Does anyone know the differences between the two? Besides the obvious of course. I altered mine after it was stolen and the top tube cable guides were crushed. I...
07-05-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,447
Posted By Jmpierce

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I'd go French, Vitus 979. Guess it's more how you build it and the frame...
07-03-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jmpierce

You can probably clean them up with real fine...

You can probably clean them up with real fine steel wool, I haven't tried it but it should work.

Others on this forum know better than me how to do that.
07-02-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jmpierce

Did you get it?

Did you get it?
07-02-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jmpierce

I say go for it, if it's your size. It's not...

I say go for it, if it's your size.

It's not too hard to build a bike up from a frame if you're at all mechanically inclined. The forum here has many very knowledgeable people who are willing to...
06-29-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Jmpierce

It doesn't shift down. Could be an old grease...

It doesn't shift down. Could be an old grease thing but I was hoping that there was a way to rebuild these things.
06-29-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Jmpierce

Dura Ace 7700 front (left) shifter repair

Does anyone know where I can find information on how to repair a Dura Ace 7700 front (left) shifter? I am more of a C&V mechanic and there fore I can fix downtime shifters all day but there new...
06-26-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,313
Posted By Jmpierce

Isn't that one of those kids track bikes that one...

Isn't that one of those kids track bikes that one of our members was restoring?
06-25-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 77,321
Posted By Jmpierce

Spider-Man....

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At a rest stop on the riverfront trail
06-22-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By Jmpierce

Wheel upgrade to 74 Speedster

Pics for reference


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I've been looking for one of these for years and...
06-18-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 32,611
Posted By Jmpierce

Lets give this a try... -Tricycle,...

Lets give this a try...



-Tricycle, not sure of the brand

-Some unknown two wheeled bike, I remember the moment when I first learned to balance it without the aid of training wheels. I was...
06-13-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 507
Posted By Jmpierce

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I just did what you are talking about doing. I upgraded a 1990 Trek 750 from...
06-09-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,189
Posted By Jmpierce

Yes! I just today received a screwdriver set I...

Yes! I just today received a screwdriver set I ordered in early March.
06-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,144
Posted By Jmpierce

I love this Vitus, purple Vituses (Vitus?) are...

I love this Vitus, purple Vituses (Vitus?) are very sexy.

My first bonded frame was a Technium that I turned into a single speed. I switched it back to multi geared and sold it....
06-06-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jmpierce

Thanks DC City Hauler. I've been keeping an eye...

Thanks DC City Hauler. I've been keeping an eye out for a Cannondale that works for me.
06-06-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 33,547
Posted By Jmpierce

Got my own finally... ...

Got my own finally...


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06-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jmpierce

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I also am looking for a Cannondale to build up as I have never ridden a rode...
05-26-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,212
Posted By Jmpierce

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The Tube Repair Kit isn't really empty but what's in it isn't usable so it may...
05-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By Jmpierce

Schwann. ...

Schwann. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0872_28a24e64176233d5c4f71ab08c04ca68698c2ab3.jpeg

One of my top grail bikes of ll time. 1974. Schwinn. Speedster.
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05-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 124,004
Posted By Jmpierce

Or do what I did with my last Trek 750 and...

Or do what I did with my last Trek 750 and convert it to 3x9 with XT rear derailleur, XT cassette, Nitto Albatross bars, and 9-speed bar-end shifters.

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I recently finished a...
05-11-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Jmpierce

I've bought several sets from...

I've bought several sets from https://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com and I've been very happy with what I received. I've bought, 27" wheels with coaster brakes, 26" wheels (one set with tewo speed kick...
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Jmpierce

Brazed on brake cable guides makes me think its...

Brazed on brake cable guides makes me think its later than 76-78, maybe 80? My 82 710 has a glued on head badge but the rest looks a lot like this one.
04-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Jmpierce

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I have some Tri-color on my Vitus.
04-11-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jmpierce

I knew a guy that did that years ago. I think he...

I knew a guy that did that years ago. I think he used the crank set up for a tandem's stroker.
04-11-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15,712
Views: 1,603,944
Posted By Jmpierce

There are some really beautiful pictures posted...

There are some really beautiful pictures posted above I'm a little embarrassed to post mine. The Mississippi just north of St Louis is pretty industrial. Oh well, I got out and enjoyed the ride.

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04-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 740,994
Posted By Jmpierce

And I changed the gearing, a lot.

And I changed the gearing, a lot.
04-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,467
Posted By Jmpierce

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing...

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing Chain, History and development of the derailleur bicycle and Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bike. I finding out a lot about gear inches. In my advanced...
04-05-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By Jmpierce

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing...

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing Chain, History and development of the derailleur bicycle and Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bike. I finding out a lot about gear inches. In my advanced...
04-03-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 435,459
Posted By Jmpierce

No rattle on mine. There is enough room for...

No rattle on mine. There is enough room for 700x32's
04-03-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Jmpierce

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I guess its been two years. Found this photo from 2018. This is the original...
04-03-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Jmpierce

I don't remember the brand, sorry. I got it from...

I don't remember the brand, sorry. I got it from one of those cruiser bike parts stores on-line.
04-02-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Jmpierce

Maiden voyage.

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Iíve had this bike finished now for a year I think...
04-01-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,730
Posted By Jmpierce

Snapping turtle! I was on a charity ride a few...

Snapping turtle! I was on a charity ride a few years ago on the Katy Trail. There was five of us and got a little spread out. I saw something I thought was a rock in the tail ahead. When the lead...
04-01-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,353
Posted By Jmpierce

Water for most rides, Gatorade for longer rides...

Water for most rides, Gatorade for longer rides and Bourbon for rest stops.
03-27-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,498
Posted By Jmpierce

What is that on the fork? Attachment for a light?

What is that on the fork? Attachment for a light?
03-26-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Jmpierce

I'm going to be 64 in a couple of months and I'm...

I'm going to be 64 in a couple of months and I'm in the same shape! Just keep with it.
03-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Jmpierce

I rode my 80's Nishiki yesterday. ...

I rode my 80's Nishiki yesterday.

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I'm also in the middle of Frank Bento's...
03-26-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,058
Posted By Jmpierce

That's a beautiful bike, great color too.

That's a beautiful bike, great color too.
03-24-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Jmpierce

Damn! I'd ride that like I stole it!!

Damn! I'd ride that like I stole it!!
03-23-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,649
Posted By Jmpierce

Slightly different configuration on the...

Slightly different configuration on the handlebars.


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03-23-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 435,459
Posted By Jmpierce

Posted many times before... ...

Posted many times before...

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Went for a ride today. I really like the way...
03-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,158
Posted By Jmpierce

Good luck to your son! When my two boys graduated...

Good luck to your son! When my two boys graduated from collage I was very anxious about the job market and that was well before this time.

Again good luck to him.
03-21-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,080
Posted By Jmpierce

The 750 is a great frame

The 750 is a great frame
03-21-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,498
Posted By Jmpierce

I'm going to say my Vitus is my prettiest bike....

I'm going to say my Vitus is my prettiest bike. Matching frame color on the wheels makes it.
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03-18-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,034
Posted By Jmpierce

It was raining here. I'll try tomorrow but more...

It was raining here. I'll try tomorrow but more rain in the forecast.
03-18-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,158
Posted By Jmpierce

I'm buying ammo instead of C&V parts...got all...

I'm buying ammo instead of C&V parts...got all the bikes I can ride.
03-17-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 33,547
Posted By Jmpierce

I love Speedsters!

I love Speedsters!
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Jmpierce

Thanks to all who responded. I guess I'm going to...

Thanks to all who responded. I guess I'm going to keep this and try another way to buy new bike.

The water bottles and cages will stay on the bike.
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Jmpierce

86 Vitus 979

Considering selling this to fund a new bike. I've heard the market is down and I think I could make more if I sell the parts separately but I'd like to try to do this all at once.

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02-20-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 102,572
Posted By Jmpierce

There are some seriously beautiful bikes on here....

There are some seriously beautiful bikes on here. My only Panasonic is very utilitarian. Black and a single speed.
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