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08-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,984
Posted By cycleheimer

I can't believe how time flies. I remember...

I can't believe how time flies. I remember posting the CL ad on the "are you looking for thread". Nice!
08-22-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By cycleheimer

Thank you for sharing. Inspirational!

Thank you for sharing. Inspirational!
08-18-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 649,767
Posted By cycleheimer

Thanks, G.B.! It's spotless. Like new. Not the...

Thanks, G.B.! It's spotless. Like new. Not the way a true 28 Y.O. touring bike is supposed to look! :lol:
08-18-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 649,767
Posted By cycleheimer

1991https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vb...

1991https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p_20190818_090108_d0ce8e034119351ec2ec7c9cfc08867cc0da6da0.jpghttps://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p_2019...
08-17-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,970
Posted By cycleheimer

1978 Motobecane Grand Touring....

1978 Motobecane Grand Touring. https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/p_20180416_192513_ll_a07e49b4477d9845e46cfe06b159f9785211e474.jpg
08-13-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By cycleheimer

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The...

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The Moto GT changed that for me. Like Ryansu's, mine is a '78. Great riding bike, and it doesn't wear me out me out on 40 to 50 mile rides. It is also...
08-04-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,617
Posted By cycleheimer

About a dozen. The APA is going to do a case...

About a dozen. The APA is going to do a case study on me.
07-29-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By cycleheimer

Talkin' our language! You are in the right place!...

Talkin' our language! You are in the right place! :thumb:
07-29-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By cycleheimer

Wait until your place is stuffed with classic...

Wait until your place is stuffed with classic bikes; the linen closet has gotten converted to a storage area for bike parts and spare tubes; the closets are filled with bike tires; there is a repair...
07-28-19, 03:15 PM
07-28-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By cycleheimer

Another use for those Harbor Freight work lights! Just wanted to share this idea!

A coupon for 20% off, and a coupon for a free mini work light. What's not to like? Use the light's hook, and some velcro to really secure things up, and you have a super bright headlight for your...
07-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By cycleheimer

"Sorry"? Are you serious? It's what WE do!...

"Sorry"? Are you serious? It's what WE do! :50:
07-24-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 91,300
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji S-12-S (18 speed)

A "classic" Fuji. Brooks Pro, Blackburn rack, SKS fenders in matching black, round Cat Eye bar end mirror (black), bags, ESGE kickstand with Greenfield rubber tip, 1" wide Panaracer Padela TGs,...
07-23-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By cycleheimer

$44.95? That is a seriously smokin' hot deal on a...

$44.95? That is a seriously smokin' hot deal on a full-blown touring bike! If the size is right, wow! :thumb: From the photos it looks like the prior owner might have taken it on a tour around his...
07-23-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By cycleheimer

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My Technium for comparison...
07-23-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,914
Posted By cycleheimer

You are talking my language.:beer:

You are talking my language.:beer:
07-23-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,914
Posted By cycleheimer

$50 is the new $150 around here lately. You see...

$50 is the new $150 around here lately. You see anything posted over $100 reposted over and over again for months. Good for me, since I catch hell for every bike purchase I make.
07-23-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,914
Posted By cycleheimer

Same here. I keep finding really great deals on...

Same here. I keep finding really great deals on really great bikes in my size in excellent condition... quality versus quantity. Stuff you just can't walk away from. CL is pretty beat right now,...
07-22-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,914
Posted By cycleheimer

Wow! I also have too many bikes. Mrs....

Wow! I also have too many bikes. Mrs. Cycleheimer is really getting angry that the number has gone higher, instead of lower, recently. She has started to threaten me with the big "D", and I don't...
07-22-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By cycleheimer

Japanese bikes from the late 1970s and the 1980s...

Japanese bikes from the late 1970s and the 1980s are a great value. Fuji was always one of my favorites. Mid-level French Motobecanes with Japanese Sun Tour components are also exceptionally nice....
07-22-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,654
Posted By cycleheimer

I replaced a late '50s Dawes (8-speed Benelux...

I replaced a late '50s Dawes (8-speed Benelux variety) with this years ago. It's Japanese (18-speed Fuji), but English "club" bike is what I was aiming at when I set it up. The frame size is even too...
07-21-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 649,767
Posted By cycleheimer

28 years old! Could pass for 28 weeks old!

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Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By cycleheimer

Out on The Island ..

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06-24-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51,790
Views: 6,859,918
Posted By cycleheimer

Philadelphia Deal!

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I am not in Phillie right now... Too bad! I'd also be all over...
06-20-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By cycleheimer

I put SunTour bar cons and a Blackburn rack on my...

I put SunTour bar cons and a Blackburn rack on my '81. I also changed the pedals. Most importantly, I regreased all the bearings and put new tires, tubes, and rim liners on it. I also double wrapped...
06-02-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 35,482
Posted By cycleheimer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I like mine plain, but "Half & Half" & a shot?
Arnold Palmer "Half...
06-01-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By cycleheimer

New alloy wheels? 700c? If so, way to go!

New alloy wheels? 700c? If so, way to go!
05-30-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By cycleheimer

Also check out the C.A.B.E. (classic and antique bicycle exchange) for this one.

They get more into the early bikes. C&V here is more into 40 year old (+/-) road bikes, but not limited to them.
05-27-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,729
Posted By cycleheimer

1978 Motobecane Grand Touring. Great riding,...

1978 Motobecane Grand Touring. Great riding, trouble-free bike! The paint jobs on these are beautiful! It now has a Brooks Pro saddle and MKS pedals, but I still have the...
05-27-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51,790
Views: 6,859,918
Posted By cycleheimer

Thanks for posting! Road trip for road bike...

Thanks for posting! Road trip for road bike sounds good to me!
05-26-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 51,790
Views: 6,859,918
Posted By cycleheimer

$40 for a Fuji America with bar cons.... my size...

$40 for a Fuji America with bar cons.... my size ... on the other side of the country ... You're killing me!
Still hurting over this blue one I missed out on for...
05-24-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,970
Posted By cycleheimer

Buy 'em to ride 'em. Invest elsewhere. Too much...

Buy 'em to ride 'em. Invest elsewhere. Too much maintenance (rubber and grease need replacing over time), and they require too much storage room. Better off with savings bonds. However, if you see...
05-21-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By cycleheimer

Your welcome! BTW, you didn't miss out on...

Your welcome! BTW, you didn't miss out on anything great at that price! It were $10 at a garage sale that would be a different story!
05-19-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,805
Posted By cycleheimer

OK. This is a true "C&V" thread (i.e., old). I...

OK. This is a true "C&V" thread (i.e., old). I posted to it 10 years ago. Good one, though. I remember the worst part of dealing with low-end bikes "back in the day" (Murray, most Huffy bikes, AMF,...
05-18-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 51,790
Views: 6,859,918
Posted By cycleheimer

Lotus Excelle ('81/'82 1st Gen) on Hudson Valley (NY) CL for $110

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05-17-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By cycleheimer

The older Sprites (Raleigh Sports variation) are...

The older Sprites (Raleigh Sports variation) are alot different than the "Raleigh Record" Sprites. They were better made. I owned a "Sports" version, and it was pretty decent. The quality, though,...
05-16-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By cycleheimer

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

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Above is a photo of the bike in question. A variation of the...
05-16-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By cycleheimer

The Centurion... Dallas CL...

The Centurion... Dallas CL also...https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/00s0s_8p0hpaqjlan_1200x900_87fa2a23f3ca388e2ed9e889b4023b8f7d30f24d.jpg 8
05-16-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By cycleheimer

Trek 4300 for 125 and and a Centurion D.S....

Trek 4300 for 125 and and a Centurion D.S. Ironman for $150. I'd grab the Sprite for $10 or $20, but that is about...
05-10-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By cycleheimer

Bike Swap at New Paltz High School (New Paltz, NY) 5/18

Anybody out there ever go to this? Any good? https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/screenshot_20190510_062915_b880505c76a5298a9cb8605db76850041d346a76.jpg
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By cycleheimer

Time to shuffle off to Buffalo .. and fast!

Time to shuffle off to Buffalo .. and fast!
04-23-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By cycleheimer

There was one on NYC CL last year with a 25"...

There was one on NYC CL last year with a 25" frame for $75 in great condition. I was too late in responding to the posting ... I still cry myself to sleep over it!
04-21-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,118
Posted By cycleheimer

Loved them "back in the day". About to try a...

Loved them "back in the day". About to try a pair of N.O.S. Shimano 105s on my Litespeed.
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By cycleheimer

Motobecane really knew how to make bikes! The...

Motobecane really knew how to make bikes! The French Motobecanes are great riding bikes, and were a very good value. The paint jobs on some their bikes were truly top-notch! Tres magnifique!
04-10-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,292
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji S-12-S (18 speed)

This bike has gotten quite a few compliments out on the road. The black and chrome combo is eye catching....
04-07-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,228
Posted By cycleheimer

I used to think white with great looking decals,...

I used to think white with great looking decals, as on the Peugeot UO-8. Now I think of a nice French...
03-06-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By cycleheimer

1959 Dawes Windrush

The Galaxy's predecessor.https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x604/james_1959_dawes_windrush_01_49e58b7bac85017ecf750db9a51458e2ed7ce4d1.jpg
02-21-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 51,790
Views: 6,859,918
Posted By cycleheimer

Was just sitting tbere!

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02-05-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 19,280
Posted By cycleheimer

I bet one of the mechanics had this poster on the...

I bet one of the mechanics had this poster on the wall near his bench!https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/619x960/zzz002378_po_2093f917ce81d5101c997ba3fa15cf17699be1aa.jpg
02-02-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,972
Posted By cycleheimer

OK, I usually turn away from ads with photos of...

OK, I usually turn away from ads with photos of bikes with safety levers. Stem shifters are another red flag. However, my Moto GT was different. It was my size, priced right, had SunTour down tube...
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