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08-29-18, 08:24 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Thanks, it'll be hard to get more definitive than...

Thanks, it'll be hard to get more definitive than this! So happy you're on the forum and willing to contribute your knowledge. It's holding up a spot on the wall until I eventually get around to it.
08-17-18, 02:01 PM
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Views: 7,734
Posted By rocks in head

I didn't wear a helmet last Monday, when I rode...

I didn't wear a helmet last Monday, when I rode home from my office (22 miles). The commute is long enough that I load the bike, cycling clothes, next day work clothes, and two lunches into the car,...
08-17-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By rocks in head

That's a nice bike. Toned down quite a lot from...

That's a nice bike. Toned down quite a lot from my 1991. 1992? 1990 I believe was the grey/white fade, 1991 was the pink with black splatter paint, and 1992... may have been that one. Not sure if...
08-17-18, 05:30 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Since the "favorite wheelset" thread is tops,...

Since the "favorite wheelset" thread is tops, currently...

Record hubset, spokes, nipples, currently at $50 + $10.50 shipping from Mass:
...
08-16-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 159,932
Posted By rocks in head

This evening I tightened down the crank arms on...

This evening I tightened down the crank arms on the Mt. Whitney, and was baffled for a second when it didn't turn... at all. Ooops, looks like some dolt put the spindle in backwards! Pretty easy fix....
08-16-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,773
Posted By rocks in head

Huh... learn something new every day. In that...

Huh... learn something new every day. In that case, in the general lexicon it's used improperly all the time.
08-16-18, 01:15 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

A few weeks ago I answered an ad for a "Fugi...

A few weeks ago I answered an ad for a "Fugi bike" with blurry, indistinct photos, but just having seen cb400bil's Team Fuji posted, was able to identify the bike. Ad listed it for $xx, had been...
08-16-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

Scored a set of 10-speed 105 components and an...

Scored a set of 10-speed 105 components and an Ultegra low-spoke count wheelset with 25c tubeless tires, and modern Fuji branded alloy stem and bars, and an Origin 8 threaded to threadless adapter....
08-16-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By rocks in head

Awesome, we can't wait to see your bike. Welcome...

Awesome, we can't wait to see your bike. Welcome to the forums...

As for lube... this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1152375-what-c-v-using-chain-lube.html) has bumped back...
08-15-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By rocks in head

That really doesn't look too bad.. I have three...

That really doesn't look too bad.. I have three worse-looking bikes waiting to be re-finished. I'm sure if you take everything down, remove rust, give the paint a rubbing and wax, it'll be a bike on...
08-15-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,278
Posted By rocks in head

It's not so small that I can't ride it, it's just...

It's not so small that I can't ride it, it's just not likely to be comfortable for very long. a 56 and I usually ride a 58 or 60
The bike came with tubular wheels, and making the bike ride-able for...
08-15-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,278
Posted By rocks in head

I went ahead and got three, for the too-small...

I went ahead and got three, for the too-small Guerciotti that's next in the cue. Knowing that the bike is too small and I'm very likely to sell it on after the fixing, I didn't want to spring for...
08-14-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By rocks in head

My last $10 floor pump is starting to hiss around...

My last $10 floor pump is starting to hiss around the head when I get above 50psi... might be time for another $10 floor pump for the next 5 years or so. Or a $10 jersey that says "Cycling" because...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,088
Posted By rocks in head

Last week when I packed my bike and gear into the...

Last week when I packed my bike and gear into the car to ride home on Monday, I didn't get the helmet. I'd walked inside with it on after a little ride on Sunday, and put it on the counter, instead...
08-14-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,708
Posted By rocks in head

I've not ridden either of the twins ('85 Team...

I've not ridden either of the twins ('85 Team pair) yet. Looking forward to it. Meanwhile I can dream of how nice mine may be able to become someday.
08-14-18, 09:39 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

You, sir, have some very, very nice bikes.

You, sir, have some very, very nice bikes.
08-14-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,679
Posted By rocks in head

Here's my pedaling strategy - I usually ride...

Here's my pedaling strategy - I usually ride fixed gear (90% of the time?) and you pedal as fast or as hard as you have to.
When I do my hills ride on the vintage geared bikes, I shift when it gets...
08-14-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 20,375
Posted By rocks in head

D'OH! I meant early October, not September. There...

D'OH! I meant early October, not September. There was a problem between brain and keyboard.
08-13-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,278
Posted By rocks in head

This seems to be the thread.... how about cheap...

This seems to be the thread.... how about cheap tubulars, like Yellow Jersey 3/$50 deal? Too heavy, not enough performance? Asking because I picked up two nice tubular wheelsets recently and thinking...
08-13-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 20,375
Posted By rocks in head

New plan. I may be back in this challenge. Not...

New plan. I may be back in this challenge. Not with the Guerciotti, that is going to be over budget, but I've found something almost as nice for less dollars.

I recently came across a pair of...
Forum: Want To Buy
08-13-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By rocks in head

WTB 8-9-10 speed groupset - pref. black

I'm modernizing a 1985 Team Fuji (in Flamingo pink) and am looking for a high quality modern groupset to go on it. I'm not too picky, but I'd prefer 8 or 9 speed 105, Ultegra, or even older Dura Ace...
08-12-18, 12:19 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

I picked up two tubular wheelsets with the grey...

I picked up two tubular wheelsets with the grey super hard annodized araya aero 2 rims and Campy hubs, 7 speed freewheels, for $35. Guy had stripped two team level Panasonic's, donated the frames,...
08-10-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,708
Posted By rocks in head

Wow, just wow. So much just perfect. Mine are...

Wow, just wow. So much just perfect. Mine are going to be beater grade and restomod, neither as desirable as a ride like this.
08-10-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

Thanks for the example! That looks really good,...

Thanks for the example! That looks really good, except... The visual weight of the big black crank really draws the eye when on the trim steel frame. I didn't think it would be that striking.
08-09-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

Huh, I wonder... since I need handlebars,...

Huh,
I wonder... since I need handlebars, stem, wheels, as well... just get the most discounted small frame bikes leftover from a clearance-y place like Nashbar, and move everything over... well,...
08-09-18, 10:29 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Here's a 1991 Diamond Back Master TG that I...

Here's a 1991 Diamond Back Master TG that I picked up for $100, already converted. Now I'm trying to figure out how to do something similar to a Flamingo Team Fuji I picked up this week......
08-09-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

I realized I really don't know much about modern,...

I realized I really don't know much about modern, indexed gear. I believe I've got the Shimano hierarchy sketched out... but now I'm realizing I've got Ultegra taste on a Sora budget (umm... where's...
08-07-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

It might be a while. I'll resurrect the thread...

It might be a while. I'll resurrect the thread when it happens though.
08-07-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

So, Wright and Flamingo are January and February...

So, Wright and Flamingo are January and February of 1985. #4347 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4347) and #3461...
08-07-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

The "Jim Wright" ...

The "Jim Wright"
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/536x714/img_20180807_184327124_4509649984bff9e2c518ce083a6800b698753a86.jpg...
08-07-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

So... I went to pick up the Flamingo... and there...

So... I went to pick up the Flamingo... and there were two! Well, the second one wasn't pink anymore, it'd been painted over in fuschia / black fade, but with the Flamingo Team Fuji next to it......
08-07-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

I think that would look plenty slick.......

I think that would look plenty slick.... something like this?
http://r.ebay.com/AK30Gm
Forum: Commuting
08-07-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By rocks in head

Luckily this route avoids lots and lots of DC...

Luckily this route avoids lots and lots of DC traffic,only a hair-raising 3/4 mile descent on Rt 29 / Colesville Rd before it's back to suburbia... but driving usually takes 45 - 1 hr. So that's an...
08-07-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52,063
Views: 6,962,100
Posted By rocks in head

If I had a transporter beam I'd have a lot more...

If I had a transporter beam I'd have a lot more than $180... think of all the applications! (transports inside vault gugie's workshop)
08-07-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,847
Posted By rocks in head

Backwards trick riding?

Backwards trick riding?
Forum: Commuting
08-07-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By rocks in head

Hooray finally did the commute.

It's been a while... years. My work moved to Laurel, then again to Silver Spring. I did the Laurel commute a total of 6 times, (three round trips) at 25 miles each way.

I had help planning the...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,614
Posted By rocks in head

Like the OP, my main ride is a fixed, cyclocross...

Like the OP, my main ride is a fixed, cyclocross style bike with 28mm commuting tires. With 72 gear inches, there are a few places where I spin out on the big downhills, I can only safely do 28 mph...
08-07-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rocks in head

How would you build a Flamingo Team Fuji

As a thought exercise, how would you build up a Flamingo Team Fuji if it came to you with just the frame and fork?

I'm meeting a guy this afternoon to look at a 1985 58cm Team Fuji dressed as a...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By rocks in head

Maybe they used the smallest frame size and left...

Maybe they used the smallest frame size and left off things like toe straps? Still, a nice bike, and there's a lot lesser bikes selling in DC for that money.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By rocks in head

20 lbs. Nice. ...

20 lbs. Nice.
​​​​​​http://www.classicfuji.com/1985_08_OpusIII_Page.htm
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Views: 1,140
Posted By rocks in head

Similar Team Fuji's have appraised here for $150...

Similar Team Fuji's have appraised here for $150 - $200 for the frame and fork. The Team had similar racing geometry but Va-Lite tubing for the stays and fork, where the Opus had all the quad-butted...
08-06-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,847
Posted By rocks in head

Mine all revolve around vintage bike purchases....

Mine all revolve around vintage bike purchases. or parts purchases for those bikes that then never manifest as "complete" builds. It's as if I had a hole in the garage that I throw money into, but...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By rocks in head

Not sure what you mean by that. Yes DC is...

Not sure what you mean by that. Yes DC is expensive, some areas more than others. I live in one of the least expensive parts, and am not relying on bikes to make my rent. This is for fun and if it...
08-03-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By rocks in head

Well, I happen to have those things in the...

Well, I happen to have those things in the garage, here are some pictures.

Set up for 27" wheel:...
08-03-18, 01:38 PM
08-03-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By rocks in head

Looks so much OLDER when it's in black and white....

Looks so much OLDER when it's in black and white. Look how colorful it all was:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgBuyVpzSaw
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Views: 981
Posted By rocks in head

Sounds like DC area. 'dales fetch a premium here,...

Sounds like DC area. 'dales fetch a premium here, 25% more than an equivalent aluminum bike of similar vintage. If it fits, is in decent condition, and doesn't need _everything_ e.g. you only have to...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By rocks in head

T-Mar , Under the Shofer's Approved big S...

T-Mar ,
Under the Shofer's Approved big S label... a Baltimore shop sticker, then "Made in Hong Kong" might help narrow down the manufacturer. Sorry, I forgot, didn't get a pic of it but it's in...
08-02-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By rocks in head

I'm currently renting the Diamondback Master TG...

I'm currently renting the Diamondback Master TG that I picked up recently, someone posted asking for a road bike to rent for two months.

I didn't really think about the liability angles at the...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By rocks in head

T-Mar T-Mar, the SN on that Sabre is F79K6623...

T-Mar T-Mar, the SN on that Sabre is F79K6623 June of '79? It was Sabre Executive mixte, suzue hubs, steel rims, bottom-grade suntour drivetrain, Dia Compe centerpulls, chromed fork ends. A groundhog...
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