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08-03-20, 10:17 AM
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Posted By zukahn1

Picked up a Schwinn Mesa yesterday not much off a...

Picked up a Schwinn Mesa yesterday not much off a bike but a lot of good MTB parts including a fairly nice wheel set.
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Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By zukahn1

Since the brakes are fairly long reach I would...

Since the brakes are fairly long reach I would say keep the center pulls, get some new Kool stop pads and add some hangers with quick release and barrel adjusters.
08-02-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By zukahn1

Yes 65 MM shells are basically older track or ...

Yes 65 MM shells are basically older track or very old geared stuff 1950's or older.
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Posted By zukahn1

Some close ups of the the seat cluster were the...

Some close ups of the the seat cluster were the seat stay join just below the seat , a close up of the head lugs and fork crown and the underside of the bottom bracket between the cranks which is...
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Posted By zukahn1

Likely early 80's Japanese with out some...

Likely early 80's Japanese with out some better photo's can't really say much.
08-01-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By zukahn1

The best cheat sheet I know of is Sheldon Brown...

The best cheat sheet I know of is Sheldon Brown it's old but correct.
https://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bottombrackets.html
08-01-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By zukahn1

What is the length of British/JIS offset spindle...

What is the length of British/JIS offset spindle you are looking for I'm pretty sure someone here on the BF's as one or can suggest were you can find one?

As for other solutions you could run a...
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By zukahn1

When I get some time I will clean them up and...

When I get some time I will clean them up and redue the bearings then decide. They are really nice vintage pedals so I may just straiten the bend touch up the teeth and get some half clips and use...
07-31-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By zukahn1

Pacifico Beer Bike Low End Restoration,

Well I guess covid-19 very limited choices in cheaper project bike have got to me so a did a rebuild minor restoration on likely the lowest bike in years Bicycle Force Company of China made Pacifico...
07-31-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By zukahn1

Very good info and observations very people seem...

Very good info and observations very people seem to pay attention to Q-Facters Pedal to middle of bike distance and pedal to aligned chain in middle can make a big difference on how a bike rides....
07-31-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By zukahn1

I have seen a few of these Michelin branded disc...

I have seen a few of these Michelin branded disc wheels great looking mid 80's piece of bike history. Based on the oversized brand sponership logo this wheel likely came of a Team race bike. No idea...
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By zukahn1

Haven't seen a Gan brand bike there are few bikes...

Haven't seen a Gan brand bike there are few bikes with Gan in the model name. It would help if you could tell what type of bike it is Road, Mountain etc. and the likely age of the bike? Looking...
07-31-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By zukahn1

The front shifters on a late 80's Hardrock...

The front shifters on a late 80's Hardrock would be a friction thumby.
07-30-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By zukahn1

I have a vintage Hardrock with this crank set ...

I have a vintage Hardrock with this crank set this crank shouldn't have spacers on the big or middle ring these are a after market mod, the only spacers are are the ones on the granny if there not...
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Views: 125
Posted By zukahn1

KKT Lightning BMX Pedals

Got set of these free today only catch is they came with a bike I don't really want and agreed to fix up and donate Pacifico Beer bike single speed cruiser. The pedals are in fair shape complete...
07-30-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By zukahn1

KKT Lightining BMX Pedals.

Got a set of fair condition set of KKT Lightning BMX pedals for free rough cages but good internals need to be greased service probably have never been never serviced since new in the 80's. One...
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By zukahn1

At the $500 price I assumed you got wheels too....

At the $500 price I assumed you got wheels too. Even without the wheels you got a very good deal as is still worth about $300. The only catch is in order to resale the bike at a good price if you...
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Views: 232
Posted By zukahn1

The bike looks to be authentic based on the kug...

The bike looks to be authentic based on the kug details, lack of braze ons and engraving it's a 70's frame that frame that has been rebuilt with 80's components and repainted. While whoever did the...
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Views: 374
Posted By zukahn1

Too bad you didn't get it very good deal. Also...

Too bad you didn't get it very good deal. Also pretty sure this is a late 80's bike since it has six speed 105, biopeace and what appear to be white hooded areo levers with quick release. A 90's...
07-26-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By zukahn1

Based on the pics for a standard Shimano FD You...

Based on the pics for a standard Shimano FD You should have about another 2-3mm more play on each way each screw I suspect there just stuck making the upper and lower threads likely not used since...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By zukahn1

You really need to start a new thread

You really need to start a new thread
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By zukahn1

Good to go a average person could ride it ten...

Good to go a average person could ride it ten miles as is it's a $200 bike in current market. Yet if it needs any work of any kind put the value at $75-100.
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By zukahn1

+1 on lowering leveling the seat and bars to...

+1 on lowering leveling the seat and bars to present a nice vintage correct level top line. Then take some new photo's this will instantly improve curb appeal then yes I would agree it is...
07-21-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By zukahn1

Looking at the setup one issue is the rims on the...

Looking at the setup one issue is the rims on the bike are significantly narrower than the rims these brakes were intended for this can be compensated for by adding washers between the pads and the...
07-21-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15,816
Views: 1,626,868
Posted By zukahn1

Took a ride on the Hack trail in Thompson Park on...

Took a ride on the Hack trail in Thompson Park on the MT-200 really getting to like this bike one of the nicest riding bikes I have owned. Found a couple of nice unmarked trails I hadn't road ...
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Views: 722
Posted By zukahn1

With a fork that is good match for the frame and...

With a fork that is good match for the frame and nice headset I would put the value at $200-250 on a local sale.
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Posted By zukahn1

Great frame don't know why but there seems to be...

Great frame don't know why but there seems to be a a lot of these the market Nos with nice custom paint and no fork My guess is they were intended to have carbon fork. As for value no fork needing...
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By zukahn1

After the very nice fix up which I rate as big...

After the very nice fix up which I rate as big premium since I know it was done right by randyjawa (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/randyjawa-84826.html) I would put the current value at...
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By zukahn1

This very possible that at some point a previous...

This very possible that at some point a previous owner put the seat up to high then just a little too much tightening on the seat stay bolt is a good way to break a hardened alloy frame.
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By zukahn1

Top end hardened steel alloy frame sets with...

Top end hardened steel alloy frame sets with nicer carbon forks from the late 90's some of the nicest riding bikes and have great climbing and braking characteristics.
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By zukahn1

I would agree yet it seem's buyers are more...

I would agree yet it seem's buyers are more willing to pay better price if you can ID and state specifically what fork is on the bike and that it is top if carbon.
07-17-20, 08:20 PM
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Views: 143
Posted By zukahn1

WTB small Flange SS/FG or BMX single speed rear hub cheap.

Looking to find a decent rear SS/FG or BMX small flange rear hub 32 hole to rebuild a wheel I'm not finding much on ebay. Not in a real hurry so cheap shipping is fine.
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By zukahn1

Just to ask what is the likely carbon fork on...

Just to ask what is the likely carbon fork on the bike can't really tell from the pic's the actual fork could make difference in value? I if it is a just OK fork at about $500 if it's a top end...
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By zukahn1

It seems one of the main server stations of the ...

It seems one of the main server stations of the western US is down at the moment were I'm at in Colorado about half the sites aren't working right now.
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Views: 407
Posted By zukahn1

With clips and end caps with really nice...

With clips and end caps with really nice cosmetics I would put the value at about $40.
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Views: 528
Posted By zukahn1

On his one no the frame is toast To bad since...

On his one no the frame is toast To bad since these frames are about the toughest production frames ever made make me think how the hell did the upper seat lug get broke.
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By zukahn1

More than the Replacement fork which seems good...

More than the Replacement fork which seems good to me very well done semi custom work is just the huge size of the bike 25 front 23 rear. So the market for the bike is limited add in the dull boring...
07-14-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,475
Posted By zukahn1

As for the stuck stem maybe turn the whole frame...

As for the stuck stem maybe turn the whole frame and bars upside down add some solvent oil from the bottom of the fork let it sit overnight. Then just get the biggest adjustable wrench you can turn...
07-14-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By zukahn1

Considering the large size the rear triangle...

Considering the large size the rear triangle could be used to make a shop stool or possible a wheel stand.
07-13-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By zukahn1

No not the prongs on the tool are facing out an...

No not the prongs on the tool are facing out an the freewheel has inside type prongs.
07-13-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By zukahn1

While a OK frame It it is a 80's hard frame ...

While a OK frame It it is a 80's hard frame with slightly unique geometry and a larger size so not having the matching fork is a issue it would may be a bit hard to find a fork Yet there are...
07-13-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By zukahn1

Could you show us the underside of the BB with...

Could you show us the underside of the BB with makers mark . While it s a early 80's I'm not sure it is Kawamura built bike which are most associated with Nishiki .West Coast Cycle Imports which...
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Views: 491
Posted By zukahn1

At this time nicer entry level and mid level ...

At this time nicer entry level and mid level Specialized stuff was made in Tawain. Very nice basic road bike should make great rider to be fair it was near the bottom of Specialized 20 or so bike...
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Views: 418
Posted By zukahn1

As for the Raliegh branded VX stuff I had a 78...

As for the Raliegh branded VX stuff I had a 78 US market Grand Prix pass through my hands with the VX stuff....
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Posted By zukahn1

I would put the current value at $250 or so in...

I would put the current value at $250 or so in most markets. Not high end but it is in very good condition and it is blue Bianchi with nice cosmetics so it would likely sell fairly quickly around...
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Posted By zukahn1

I would agree a 82/83 frame set as for value I...

I would agree a 82/83 frame set as for value I would say $150 or so.
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Views: 418
Posted By zukahn1

Based on description this build is just way over...

Based on description this build is just way over the top and not worth the asking price. Myself on Grand Prix from this time frame I would actually prefer the original Raliegh branded Suntour VX...
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Views: 2,540
Posted By zukahn1

Read the other posts in this thread then please...

Read the other posts in this thread then please just start another post and you may get some info help.
07-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By zukahn1

I Have Alpha 4500 6 speed on one of my bikes a...

I Have Alpha 4500 6 speed on one of my bikes a older MTB and have no real issues shifting with the original AR freewheel and have got good results using spare wheels with 7 or 6 speed Shimmano. Alot...
07-09-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,475
Posted By zukahn1

The British chrome from this era is actually...

The British chrome from this era is actually pretty heavy nickel chrome so you can clean the rust of with steel woo and WD-40 or other penetrating oil even if you get bit aggressive there will ...
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