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09-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By sheddle

I've also noticed very well equipped Novara and...

I've also noticed very well equipped Novara and Performance bikes just don't sell. Seen a few extremely high end hardtail bikes (Tange Ultimate tubes) for good prices and they just refuse to sell.
09-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By sheddle

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/01515_1kq3dr2fv8x_0ci0t2_1200x900_c92dfccc12efad6cb6508201ae4189e18ecb916a.jpg...
09-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By sheddle

Really, really cool stuff. I've been tempted by a...

Really, really cool stuff. I've been tempted by a few of those crmo Shogun mixte frames myself, hah. One had an immaculate looking blue/green Deore group...
09-18-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 137,620
Posted By sheddle

These are the hubs on the bike right now btw, as...

These are the hubs on the bike right now btw, as opposed to the catalog spec Normandie Competition.
...
09-18-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 547
Posted By sheddle

Carrying a folding bike on your touring bike...

Carrying a folding bike on your touring bike seems easy, I want to see someone doing it the other way around.
09-18-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 137,620
Posted By sheddle

Yeah, a frame pump and replacement fenders are...

Yeah, a frame pump and replacement fenders are next on the list. That and some decent brake calipers, hah.

It's a bit off catalog spec because I thought the 1974 came with the mattress saddle, but...
09-18-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 137,620
Posted By sheddle

It's such a weird oddball of a bike but...

It's such a weird oddball of a bike but surprisingly forward thinking, in the sense that you absolutely see people ride setups like that nowadays. I joked when I saw it that you could absolutely sell...
09-18-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 137,620
Posted By sheddle

time to join the club. Super Tourer, 1974...

time to join the club. Super Tourer, 1974 according to the serial.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200918_172414_9f447ca326f7ba2517768cc3d80be91746134c45.jpg...
09-17-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 684
Posted By sheddle

Watch out for any kids in Akibahara with glasses...

Watch out for any kids in Akibahara with glasses and a beat up city bike. They can climb like Pantani.
09-17-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Nice looking Shogun in Champion 2 and full 600...

Nice looking Shogun in Champion 2 and full 600 Arabesque, and in metallic pink as a bonus.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-shogun-58cm-frame-12speed/7197633715.htmlShogun 58CM...
09-16-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 56,349
Posted By sheddle

Lotus Elan 75 with the full Sugino 75 group....

Lotus Elan 75 with the full Sugino 75 group. Absolutely my favorite looking production Japanese bike ever.
09-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Think I've actually seen this one around town...

Think I've actually seen this one around town prior to it being listed. Regardless, 753 Merckx isn't the most common bird.


Also "brake/sh*t levers" is a very good typo
...
09-11-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/tyro-vitu...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/tyro-vitus-979-aluminium-full-dura-ace/7194512066.htmlVITUS 979 ALUMINIUM FULL DURA ACE - $500
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09-11-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,892
Posted By sheddle

I still miss the Argon Gallium. Had a nice no...

I still miss the Argon Gallium. Had a nice no nonsense look to it, one of the most traditional geo bikes in the peloton, though the Wilier isn't a bad replacement.
09-11-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By sheddle

The best Bond Girl. There's a reason she's the...

The best Bond Girl. There's a reason she's the one he married.
09-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By sheddle

105, the group of champions. Never the most...

105, the group of champions.
Never the most glamorous group but it brought quality cycling to thousands of riders. And 105 SLR brakes will always be beautiful.
09-11-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Speaking of Itty bitty... Bob Jackson 753...

Speaking of Itty bitty...

Bob Jackson 753 90ís extra small size - $500 (West Olympia)image

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/d/olympia-bob-jackson-s-extra-small-size/7192423654.html
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09-11-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

More Raleighs!!! It's Raleigh day on CL,...

More Raleighs!!! It's Raleigh day on CL, apparently.

Not sure about this one, I'd like to see a SN and those Reynolds stickers are 80s, but not impossible if it's a professional repaint as the...
09-10-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By sheddle

Honestly it might be cheaper to grab the first...

Honestly it might be cheaper to grab the first Superbe Pro bike you can find on CL locally. Superbe Pro parts are big bucks on eBay.
09-10-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Been parted around a bit and sadly missing the...

Been parted around a bit and sadly missing the drop bars, but hey. Don't see one of these every day. Specialized RockCombo 19 inch - $300 (Seattle)...
09-10-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By sheddle

Given that they apparently licensed the aluminum...

Given that they apparently licensed the aluminum frame tech from Klein, you'd think they'd have licensed "good paint" from them as well.

Really, really cool bikes, though. They look downright...
09-10-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By sheddle

I'm more mystified that you have a Schwinn...

I'm more mystified that you have a Schwinn Aluminum with intact decals. I think those bikes had the flakiest decals in the history of the cycling industry.
09-10-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,853
Posted By sheddle

I always thought that was funny. I remember...

I always thought that was funny. I remember stories about people getting upset at "Made in USA" bikes which were basically just Panasonic/Miyata bikes assembled here, but the line between that and a...
09-09-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

edit) bike removed because I want it and am...

edit) bike removed because I want it and am contacting the seller, stay tuned :D
09-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Just an update on that Concorde, it's PRX...

Just an update on that Concorde, it's PRX (heavier tubeset intended for use on bad road conditions, allegedly stood for "Paris Roubaix")and not SLX. Combined with the full Mavic group, including the...
09-09-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By sheddle

It's a few years on, but here's a 1970s Araya...

It's a few years on, but here's a 1970s Araya catalog if it helps.


The catalogs of Japanese vintage bicycle (http://cyclespeugeot.web.fc2.com/reminiscence/araya78.htm)
09-09-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Murdered-out (do the kids still say that?) Super...

Murdered-out (do the kids still say that?) Super Sport with a mix of 80s Japanese parts.


Bonus points for not describing it as a "Chicago Schwinn" which I see constantly on the Japanese Schwinn...
09-09-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

A bit much on the price (I'd pounce on it at $750...

A bit much on the price (I'd pounce on it at $750 or so) but this is an absolute beauty, and Mavic groups always tend to go for quite a bit.

Also: brased-on numberplate tabs: always cool.


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09-09-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58,142
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Posted By sheddle

If it's anything like the Columbus decals, they...

If it's anything like the Columbus decals, they tend to go real easy because they were applied outside the clearcoat. at least the ones on my De Rosa are like that.
09-08-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-e...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-european-road-bike-531-reynolds/7192204859.htmlEuropean Road Bike--531 Reynolds--5'04 - 5'09--Light & Fast !! - $265 (Capitol Hill)...
08-29-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By sheddle

​​​​​​I've seen some hi-ten tourers (frequently...

​​​​​​I've seen some hi-ten tourers (frequently with Tange-branded HT) with otherwise quality parts. I think you could get away with good hiten on a bike like that in the 70s.
08-29-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19,609
Views: 3,208,159
Posted By sheddle

OK, how many people have made this exact mistake?...

OK, how many people have made this exact mistake?


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x211/screenshot_20200829_100102_5eea60418d37169d6fb160ee3d5ba34a75d81489.jpg

(the...
08-28-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Terry style Miyata? With internal cabling, looks...

Terry style Miyata? With internal cabling, looks like.

44cm Miyata 512 - $200 (Redmond)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/sammamish-44cm-miyata-512/7185426996.html
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08-27-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,139
Posted By sheddle

That's a steal. You could probably sell the Dura...

That's a steal. You could probably sell the Dura Ace AX crank and pedals for that alone.

(which- unless you like the AX toe clips, you might want to do because the AX crank, iirc, isn't compatible...
08-27-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,139
Posted By sheddle

Those are Dia Compe Aero Gran Compes. Very nice...

Those are Dia Compe Aero Gran Compes. Very nice calipers from the aero parts era of the 80s. Unfortunately (I think the same is true of 600AX and Dura-ace AX calipers) I don't think anyone makes...
08-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,139
Posted By sheddle

so *that's* why my Competizione feels so...

so *that's* why my Competizione feels so sprint-happy, hah. It really does have that stiff "must go fast" feel, which might be the the heavier DT talking.
08-27-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,139
Posted By sheddle

The 84 catalog actually specifies Tange Champion...

The 84 catalog actually specifies Tange Champion on the SS so I'm dumb.


What kind of steel did the "Cromoly double butted" Vegas use then? Miyata DB Crmo?
08-27-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,139
Posted By sheddle

I *think* that by 84 they would have used the...

I *think* that by 84 they would have used the "Cromoly double butted" decal instead of the Tange Champion one. I'm guessing late 83.
08-27-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,139
Posted By sheddle

I'm not actually sure that's true, the Miyata Pro...

I'm not actually sure that's true, the Miyata Pro / Team didn't get fastback seatstays for a few years afterwards. (the 1986 Pro Miyata iirc)

There's a frequent idea that Univegas were basically...
08-27-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By sheddle

The Competizione was Superbe Pro, which was the...

The Competizione was Superbe Pro, which was the next bike down. Around then there was a lot of hype around AX so it made sense to use that on the top of the line model.
08-27-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,139
Posted By sheddle

Generally it was either the first or second in...

Generally it was either the first or second in the line- iirc sometimes there was an early oval tube "aero" bike above it and sometimes a special Super Record model (or maybe I'm thinking of Miyata)
08-27-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

Cannondale touring bike, fully equipped, size 56...

Cannondale touring bike, fully equipped, size 56 cm (medium/large) - $400 (Bainbridge Island)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/rollingbay-cannondale-touring-bike/7185531506.html

...
08-27-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-1...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-1997-marinoni-sport-touring/7185473180.html

1997 Marinoni - Sport Touring Model - 60 cm - $500 (Seattle - Northgate/Lake City)

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08-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/sammamish...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/sammamish-54cm-davidson-challenge/7185379248.html

54cm Davidson Challenge - $550 (Redmond)
...
08-27-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,466
Posted By sheddle

Suntour had the right idea with the S1- we should...

Suntour had the right idea with the S1- we should have gone with Altenburger designs and tucked the rear derailleur under the chainstay to prevent it from getting smacked against doorframes.
08-26-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,279
Posted By sheddle

Colnago bikes do frequently have weird paint jobs...

Colnago bikes do frequently have weird paint jobs that remind me of black velvet paintings, which I'm certain is not a comparison they would have wanted.


Love Merckx bikes though. Frequently...
08-25-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,279
Posted By sheddle

The one I have is actually a 90s Concor Light but...

The one I have is actually a 90s Concor Light but I love the raised back of the saddle for whatever reason. I'm always surprised more saddles don't have that.
08-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 58,142
Views: 8,490,458
Posted By sheddle

C+V adjacent rather than C+V, but someone here...

C+V adjacent rather than C+V, but someone here just might like it, and the price is actually not bad at all.Marinoni 56cm travel road bike S&S couplers and case - $1,500 (Beacon Hill)...
08-25-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By sheddle

Hey, good news, replacing the 9s chain with a 8s...

Hey, good news, replacing the 9s chain with a 8s chain fixed the issue. Not sure why the drive chain hated the 9s chain so much, but hey.
08-25-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,466
Posted By sheddle

Oh yeah, Campagnolo shifters. Maybe I'd change my...

Oh yeah, Campagnolo shifters. Maybe I'd change my mind if I used Simplex ones and not Suntour ratchet shifters, but I've never once went "dang, I wish moving these shift levers was easier" with the...
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