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Views: 407
Posted By TugaDude

THe brake levers are definitely on the wrong...

THe brake levers are definitely on the wrong sides unless you like them backwards. They are ergonomically designed for right and left hand orientation. Sure you can put them any way you want, it's...
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Views: 780
Posted By TugaDude

Look, we're talking common sense here. If tires...

Look, we're talking common sense here. If tires were new in 1974, they are now 46 years old. So they could not in any sense be called new. The best you could get away with is to say that they...
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Views: 780
Posted By TugaDude

Krate, yes...Varsity, no.

Krate, yes...Varsity, no.
08-03-20, 12:37 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By TugaDude

I assume it is a supply and demand issue. Lack...

I assume it is a supply and demand issue. Lack of demand means they no longer supply. If enough folks wanted them they'd be foolish not to continue offering them. Has anyone contacted them to...
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Views: 407
Posted By TugaDude

The brake levers are on the wrong sides too.

The brake levers are on the wrong sides too.
Replies: 45
Views: 780
Posted By TugaDude

Tires from 1974 cannot be described as "new",...

Tires from 1974 cannot be described as "new", condition or otherwise.
07-31-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By TugaDude

You can never go wrong with Phil Wood components....

You can never go wrong with Phil Wood components. Every item I've seen has been top shelf. I suspect the cranks will not disappoint. The Sugino 75 set should also be in consideration. They are...
Replies: 45
Views: 780
Posted By TugaDude

If someone has multiple accounts, I'm sure the...

If someone has multiple accounts, I'm sure the moderators can sort it out and eliminate one, the other or perhaps both. All it takes is a look at the IP address.
07-30-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By TugaDude

Here you go... ...

Here you go...

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/bottom-brackets/products/shimano-un55-bottom-bracket

BTW, you didn't mention which crankset you are looking at. It helps us to know. ...
07-29-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By TugaDude

Are the cranks on the WT original? We need to...

Are the cranks on the WT original? We need to know what they are in order to give you an answer.
07-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 37,367
Posted By TugaDude

Why change bars because somebody doesn't like the...

Why change bars because somebody doesn't like the looks? You say they feel good, why not stay with them? Maybe you can use some different bar tape or something to make them look better?
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By TugaDude

I found a thread her which contained the...

I found a thread her which contained the following:
"The Camus 779 tubes were made by AMR, les Ateliers de la Maison Rouge (Red House Workshops), known for their Aero 7 tubeset used particularly on...
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Views: 780
Posted By TugaDude

Regarding large frames, history shows it is...

Regarding large frames, history shows it is harder to move them. There is the occasional exception, one person on the forum says he sells large frames fast and at a premium. That is not the case...
07-23-20, 08:35 AM
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Views: 1,316
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
07-23-20, 06:35 AM
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Views: 1,316
Posted By TugaDude

Are you saying your shoulders are a foot wide? I...

Are you saying your shoulders are a foot wide? I don't get it. Why would anyone make their bars narrower than their shoulders? Mine measure in at around 21".
07-21-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By TugaDude

I think it is a great idea to take the bike in...

I think it is a great idea to take the bike in for discussion. While you are at it, I know you've seen videos, but you might also want to check out Sheldon Brown's website. He discusses the...
07-20-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By TugaDude

Maybe you don't realize it, but your bike's rear...

Maybe you don't realize it, but your bike's rear spacing can be expanded quite easily. In fact, in many instances it doesn't even have to be spread, there is a certain amount of "give" in steel...
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Views: 307
Posted By TugaDude

I assume you have already determined that the...

I assume you have already determined that the frame fits? It seems to be on the large side. These are tough to value, in my opinion. If it were mine, given the pedigree, I'd want to try to...
07-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By TugaDude

Wolf Tooth chain rings are designed for geared,...

Wolf Tooth chain rings are designed for geared, 1X drive trains. They help prevent the chain from slipping off of the ring.
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Views: 498
Posted By TugaDude

A photo of the bike and the specs can be found in...

A photo of the bike and the specs can be found in this catalog.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/145087-2/Specialized-1991.pdf
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Views: 515
Posted By TugaDude

I also see what looks like paint loss behind the...

I also see what looks like paint loss behind the top tube lug, which would also point to a collision, so definitely check it out.
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Views: 515
Posted By TugaDude

I owned a Follis for a very short time. It was...

I owned a Follis for a very short time. It was somewhat similar to the one shown. I didn't care for the ride but YMMV.
07-07-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By TugaDude

I'm sure you know Gatorskins go up to 32c, maybe...

I'm sure you know Gatorskins go up to 32c, maybe they get a bit more comfortable at greater widths?

I've had good luck with Serfas Secas and drifters. Nice, all-around tires.
07-03-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By TugaDude

I like sausage and mushroom, but lately the wife...

I like sausage and mushroom, but lately the wife and I have been into Canadian bacon and tomato. Weird, I know, but we dig it.
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Views: 864
Posted By TugaDude

I owned a Scapin for a couple years and sold it...

I owned a Scapin for a couple years and sold it because the herd needed thinning. Mine was Cromor and rode great. There was a dealer in my hometown that sold them and mine came from his shop. He...
06-29-20, 02:23 PM
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Views: 1,590
Posted By TugaDude

Bates BAR (http://theracingbicycle.com/Bates.html)

Bates BAR (http://theracingbicycle.com/Bates.html)
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Views: 920
Posted By TugaDude

Getting back to the original poster's questions,...

Getting back to the original poster's questions, here is a spec sheet. I belive the bike is a 1992. It has lugs, whereas earlier versions were tig-welded. I owned one of the series MTB's and it...
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Views: 889
Posted By TugaDude

The bike has a lot going for it, but also has...

The bike has a lot going for it, but also has some things that might limit appeal. On the positive side it appears to be an Italian-made Bianchi in celeste paint and in decent shape. On the negative...
06-26-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 30,506
Posted By TugaDude

I currently own two Motobecanes. I have an all...

I currently own two Motobecanes. I have an all black Grand Record which is Vitus and then I have this beautiful lady, older, wiser and Reynolds 531.
...
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Views: 476
Posted By TugaDude

Definitely not a $250 - $400 bike. There is a...

Definitely not a $250 - $400 bike. There is a lot of damage to the paint. Don't get me wrong, it is a decent frame, but has lower level components and I'm thinking you'd be lucky to find a buyer at...
06-21-20, 07:55 PM
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Views: 1,598
Posted By TugaDude

You might get more responses in the Single...

You might get more responses in the Single Speed/Fixed Gear forum. My suggestion is to find an older steel road bike and convert it. All you might need to add is a new rear wheel. Check out...
06-19-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By TugaDude

What year is the Fuji Track Classic you found? ...

What year is the Fuji Track Classic you found? They used to be around 23.5 lbs., which is heavy for a track bike. Doesn't matter for most riding though. I would classify it as a basic, plain Jane...
06-19-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By TugaDude

The Kilo TT is sold solely through Bikes Direct. ...

The Kilo TT is sold solely through Bikes Direct. They don't sell through dealers, hence the name.
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By TugaDude

The head badge would tell what the maker is. ...

The head badge would tell what the maker is. Looks to be 1970s bike and by the looks of it, low end. Likely pretty heavy. I doubt that basic maintenance has been performed. If you buy it, and you...
06-18-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By TugaDude

The rims are typically the same. The hubs are...

The rims are typically the same. The hubs are where things get specific. But to answer your question, yes, you can use your existing wheels. There are special components that can transform your...
06-12-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By TugaDude

Try... ...

Try...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/image_2b37093ead7dd1fc7156885d7c731eb3badd6111.png
06-10-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By TugaDude

Try Sheldon Brown's online calculator. I plugged...

Try Sheldon Brown's online calculator. I plugged in the 110mm cranks and a 650 x 23c wheel/tire combo with 42/15 and got 68.1 gear inches. When you know all of the component values, it is more...
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Views: 1,136
Posted By TugaDude

I agree with this valuation, but it saddens me...

I agree with this valuation, but it saddens me somewhat. It really is a nice frame and nice tube set. I get why it isn't more valuable, but it still irks me. I love the colors, BTW.
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By TugaDude

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS....

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS.

One post in there points out that FFS was NOT a failure, but actually led Shimano to the development of SIS and because of that, was pivotal.

I...
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By TugaDude

As many of us know, location really matters right...

As many of us know, location really matters right now. There are parts of the country where bikes are becoming as rare as hen's teeth. Even here in St. Louis there was a news story about how busy...
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By TugaDude

Mixed emotions on this one. Any Paramount with...

Mixed emotions on this one. Any Paramount with chrome lugs really trips my trigger. This one also has chrome socks and that is also a plus to me. If you had $400.00 to spend, you couldn't get...
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By TugaDude

I agree that condition is of utmost importance. ...

I agree that condition is of utmost importance. If the cranks have a lot of white rubbed off and the RD has any road rash, I wouldn't even want them. With clear anodized parts, you can buff out...
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By TugaDude

Nobody is saying Triomphe sucks, but it was...

Nobody is saying Triomphe sucks, but it was second from the bottom in their offerings. Just stating facts. If you dig the grouppo, that's cool!
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By TugaDude

This is from a thread in another sub-forum. ...

This is from a thread in another sub-forum.

The Triomphe Gruppo was introduced in the 1986
catalogue.
There were 2 version the leisure and
corsa groups. I believe the leisure was a long
cage...
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By TugaDude

There is no question that adding a Cro-Mo fork to...

There is no question that adding a Cro-Mo fork to an aluminum bike helps. Or carbon, if you're into that sort of thing.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By TugaDude

Current value depends a lot on where you are...

Current value depends a lot on where you are located. I have no idea how bikes are selling in southeast Texas, but in New York City, an average bike is gaining a huge premium right now. Yours would...
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By TugaDude

I don't get any teeth rattling from my vintage...

I don't get any teeth rattling from my vintage steel bikes. The only Cannondale I ever rode was certainly a tooth-rattler but it was super fast. Aluminum fork + aluminum frame and 120 p.s.i. =...
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By TugaDude

I believe the yellows are the same.

I believe the yellows are the same.
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By TugaDude

Priced high IMO. I can't see the rims to verify...

Priced high IMO. I can't see the rims to verify but if they are that old there might be considerable brake wear.
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