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10-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,396
Posted By ramzilla

You know, real men don't ride fancy little...

You know, real men don't ride fancy little crybaby Italyeeni bikes. The Duke (John Wayne) drank beer all night and ate the cans for breakfast. Then he got on his Huffy Space Ranger bike and rode to...
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By ramzilla

Murray history:...

Murray history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_(bicycle_company)

It sounds like anything really desirable made by Murray would have been built from the 1940's through the 1960's. After that,...
10-17-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,396
Posted By ramzilla

According to my 63 year old memory, Colnago has...

According to my 63 year old memory, Colnago has produced affordable Shimano equipped bicycles since the early 80's. It's probably the main reason they're still in business. Back then you could...
10-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By ramzilla

That's awesome. Thanks!

That's awesome. Thanks!
10-16-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By ramzilla

Hate to sound like a broken record on this forum....

Hate to sound like a broken record on this forum. But, whenever I see turkey levers I automatically see a bike that should have come equipped with upright handlebars to begin with. I look for these...
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By ramzilla

NOS with all the bits and pieces included in the...

NOS with all the bits and pieces included in the box. Nice. Value depends on the buyer. You should be able to get $35 easily. Maybe more.
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By ramzilla

Donate it to Goodwill.

Donate it to Goodwill.
10-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By ramzilla

Good luck with that. Univega produced something...

Good luck with that. Univega produced something like two or three dozen models with different names over the years. If it's in good shape and the wheels spin true it's a nice bike. Ride it and be...
10-12-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By ramzilla

The good news with old Suntour Accushift stuff is...

The good news with old Suntour Accushift stuff is that it has dual mode feature. Can be operated friction mode or index mode. In my experience the index mode is compatible on either 6 speed Shimano...
10-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 596
Posted By ramzilla

Please don't go down any long hills or try to...

Please don't go down any long hills or try to exceed about 15mph until you replace those tires. Blowouts of the front tire are especially dangerous at speed. Be good. Have fun.
10-12-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By ramzilla

I got a pair of Suntour Accushift thumb shifters...

I got a pair of Suntour Accushift thumb shifters on an old 6 speed rig that index fine. They're even mounted on a bike with a Shimano 6 speed freewheel. I believe these were model 3000 shifters. ...
10-11-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By ramzilla

Easy peasy. My favorite thumbies are NOS Suntour....

Easy peasy. My favorite thumbies are NOS Suntour. Sometimes can be found on ebay for around $35/pair.
...
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By ramzilla

If the buyer is happy and you're happy then I'm...

If the buyer is happy and you're happy then I'm happy too. Don't worry. Be good. Have fun.
10-10-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By ramzilla

I bought a set of Vuelta XRP wheels from...

I bought a set of Vuelta XRP wheels from bikesdirect a couple years ago on sale for only $150. I've put about a thousand miles using them on a 1987 Centurion Ironman. They are very nice wheels. Only...
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By ramzilla

Parts. There's really nothing much original about...

Parts. There's really nothing much original about it anymore. Sell the frame complete with forks, headset and bottom bracket.
10-09-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By ramzilla

9 bikes in a 10 foot space. Hanging from rubber...

9 bikes in a 10 foot space. Hanging from rubber coated steel hooks screwed into a 2X6 piece of lumber. I discovered if I alternated the handlebars up & down there was enough space for all of them....
10-08-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By ramzilla

In my experience, cranks and chainring prices are...

In my experience, cranks and chainring prices are all over the place. And, it's pretty hard to tell the difference in one from another with the limited amount of information provided. I'm really not...
Replies: 16
Views: 7,009
Posted By ramzilla

$200 as is. After new tires, handlebar tape,...

$200 as is. After new tires, handlebar tape, other items & polish, maybe $300.
10-05-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By ramzilla

It has the beginning of a great lawn ornament.

It has the beginning of a great lawn ornament.
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By ramzilla

That's a beautiful piece of art that should be...

That's a beautiful piece of art that should be hanging on someones living room wall. $1200 sounds reasonable to me.
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By ramzilla

IMHO, Most CCM bicycles are bare bone economy...

IMHO, Most CCM bicycles are bare bone economy items. (I wouldn't want to be on that bike bombing down a steep 1/2 mile hill at 35mph). But, there are many people that are very sentimental about old...
09-29-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By ramzilla

I'm more familiar with LPS3. Cheaper and,...

I'm more familiar with LPS3. Cheaper and, available at all auto parts stores. Works best on bare frames. Spray it inside. Hook frame from ceiling. Rotate frame all around. Put some newspaper on the...
09-29-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By ramzilla

Definitely worth $35. I would dis-assemble that...

Definitely worth $35. I would dis-assemble that bike. It's a treasure trove of parts. Crank, fenders, handlebars, levers, grips, stem, handlebars. OMG!!!!!!!! wow, DEFINITELY WORTH 35$ any day of the...
09-29-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By ramzilla

Oh yeah. They must have made a million of these...

Oh yeah. They must have made a million of these things. Damn fine stuff.................................
...
09-29-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By ramzilla

Shimano Deore RD-M591 is the best 7-8-9 speed...

Shimano Deore RD-M591 is the best 7-8-9 speed deal around. Plenty available. Cheap. Easy peasy. I keep several in my spare parts kit for whatever. They fit almost everything.
09-29-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By ramzilla

Get new wheels. Nothing breathes new life into an...

Get new wheels. Nothing breathes new life into an old bike better than a new set of wheels & tires. And, it's not that expensive. You can probably find a great set of brand new wheels for under $150...
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By ramzilla

Celebration time! After over four months, I...

Celebration time! After over four months, I finally sold this beautiful 1992 Fuji Club. I wasn't getting any response from my Craigslist ad. So, I listed it for sale on the Facebook bicycle page a...
09-24-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By ramzilla

I've converted dozens of bikes from drop bar to...

I've converted dozens of bikes from drop bar to upright bar bikes. IMHO neither of the bikes in the OP are candidates for this conversion. They're both purpose built for speed with racing style...
09-24-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 908
Posted By ramzilla

That's exactly what I do whenever I see offensive...

That's exactly what I do whenever I see offensive threads sticking out too. Burn em off! But, I never seen a tire with that many frayed threads before either. I got a feeling it was a bad batch from...
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By ramzilla

After new handlebars & stem, new tires, padded...

After new handlebars & stem, new tires, padded handlebar wrap, polish, etc.......... $600
09-19-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By ramzilla

Vintage bike sales are in the doldrums here in...

Vintage bike sales are in the doldrums here in North Florida. I really don't think the season or time of year matters much. (People buy bikes for Christmas gifts too). Clean it up until it shines....
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By ramzilla

hmmmmmmmmm....... that seat post is way too low....

hmmmmmmmmm....... that seat post is way too low. Stem way too high. Weird handlebars. What a mess. If you could disassemble the whole thing without problems then, the parts are worth something. The...
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By ramzilla

If it's in excellent condition then the wheels...

If it's in excellent condition then the wheels should spin as smooth as silk and it should be ready to ride. $50 is a reasonable price for that.
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By ramzilla

I'd weigh it with a decent luggage scale. If it's...

I'd weigh it with a decent luggage scale. If it's down around 23 pounds or so then, maybe worth $225. If it's closer to 30 pounds then, maybe $100.
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By ramzilla

I havenít seen too many Centurion head badges...

I havenít seen too many Centurion head badges like that one. Iím thinking this must be one of the original models from sometime in the early 70ís. Itís definitely a touring style frame with rack and...
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By ramzilla

Pros: It's a wonderful lightweight bike that's a...

Pros: It's a wonderful lightweight bike that's a pure delight to ride. Cons: They must have made at least a million of these. (It's not collectable). (But, it's a damn fine ride). I would start at...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By ramzilla

Drop bar stems on upright handlebar bikes are one...

Drop bar stems on upright handlebar bikes are one of my pet peeves. I don't know if they mess up performance but, they just don't look right.
09-10-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By ramzilla

1. most common repair: replace flat tire tube ...

1. most common repair: replace flat tire tube

Least common repair: replace old drop handlebars with upright handlebars.

Average in the middle repair: replace broken brake or shifter cable.
09-10-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By ramzilla

I've done it a few times. Using the correct drill...

I've done it a few times. Using the correct drill bit. Dipped bit in cutting oil. Used slow steady speed. File off burrs. Only for bikes that I've converted from drop bar to upright handlebar city...
09-09-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,216
Posted By ramzilla

I think I'm down to about 14 bikes right now....

I think I'm down to about 14 bikes right now. Everything from carbon fiber & steel race bikes to hybrids and, mountain bikes. All of them are ready to ride. Two are listed for sale on Craigslist....
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By ramzilla

The best bang for the buck in vintage Japanese...

The best bang for the buck in vintage Japanese steel would probably be a mid 80's Fuji Team or Club or an 80's era Centurion Ironman or Elite. If you want to look for something a little more rare,...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By ramzilla

I just noticed the OP bike has a drop bar stem....

I just noticed the OP bike has a drop bar stem. Weird. Because it looks all original. If it was out in my garage, I'd be dribbling diesel fuel all over it. Getting it ready for a long ride. I would...
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By ramzilla

Looks like it's got a good straight Tange 2 frame...

Looks like it's got a good straight Tange 2 frame and a nice paint job. Probably needs a complete overhaul with new tubes, tires & chain. For me it would all come down to wheel condition. (Actually,...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By ramzilla

If it's real and, the owner can prove it's...

If it's real and, the owner can prove it's authentic .......... then, it's definitely collectible. Equivalent to a vintage Italian De Rosa or, an American Paramount. A very nice bike. $800 is a...
Replies: 13
Views: 15,904
Posted By ramzilla

The chain ring would chew those bell bottoms all...

The chain ring would chew those bell bottoms all to pieces in about 5 seconds flat! What were they thinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By ramzilla

It needs some hoods on the brake levers. And, I'd...

It needs some hoods on the brake levers. And, I'd remove the kickstand. It's a very small frame too. You might be able to get around $300.
09-02-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By ramzilla

Bad pawls in the freehub. Put a new freehub on it.

Bad pawls in the freehub. Put a new freehub on it.
09-02-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By ramzilla

Peel the rubber grips off. Chunk them in a...

Peel the rubber grips off. Chunk them in a container of diesel fuel. Get elbow length nytrile gloves. Goggles. Excercise the internals. Dunk & soak. After about a week they'll be good as new.
09-02-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By ramzilla

Laundry detergent. Big bucket or utility sink....

Laundry detergent. Big bucket or utility sink. Make a soapy mix & dunk entire helmet in there & let it soak. Rinse. Dry. Wear.
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By ramzilla

Trek must have made a million of those 400 series...

Trek must have made a million of those 400 series bikes BITD because there are still so many in use today. The seller doesn't mention gears anywhere but, it looks like a 7 speed set up. Or, it could...
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