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10-08-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 78,675
Posted By BFisher

Count me in; that orange on that DiNucci is...

Count me in; that orange on that DiNucci is absolutely spectacular!

It's makin' me thirsty!
10-08-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By BFisher

That's a shame. Good to know. :thumb: ...

That's a shame. Good to know. :thumb:

Cheseldine, Good luck with the Tempo. Nice looking bike.
10-08-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By BFisher

Would these hoods fit the OP's levers? Shimano...

Would these hoods fit the OP's levers? Shimano Non STI Hoods...
10-08-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By BFisher

"I was a highwayman Along the coach roads I did...

"I was a highwayman
Along the coach roads I did ride..." on a Schwinn Racer.

Neat finds.
10-07-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By BFisher

DO these come in bib form? It's for a friend... ...

DO these come in bib form? It's for a friend...
(kidding, kidding)



I try to be aggressive when it comes to surface rust on my bikes. My Ironman had it at the cable guides on the top tube.
I...
10-06-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,665
Posted By BFisher

Rock on! The way this thread is progressing is...

Rock on! The way this thread is progressing is very impressive.

I hope the OP crushes her competition!
10-06-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 730
Posted By BFisher

Oh, that red, white, and pink is so hot! Wow!

Oh, that red, white, and pink is so hot! Wow!
10-06-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,170
Posted By BFisher

I think it was about '02 or '03 that I bought my...

I think it was about '02 or '03 that I bought my first road bike, one of these at a local shop:
...
10-05-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 31,495
Posted By BFisher

I'm getting the warm and fuzzies! Colnago...

I'm getting the warm and fuzzies!
Colnago orange and Schwinn pearl orange back to back! Two of the nicest colors in vintage bike history!
Love 'em!
10-04-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,905
Posted By BFisher

noobinsf, Yes, with platforms they are...

noobinsf,

Yes, with platforms they are great.

With clips and straps on quill pedals, any real climbing or rides longer than, say, 40 miles the cage digs in.

I either use cycling shoes with...
10-04-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By BFisher

These will see some miles this month: ...

These will see some miles this month:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/imag0065_c968c0dc5e56959fc9abccaa2be0906aefa8a874.jpg...
10-02-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14,272
Views: 1,306,986
Posted By BFisher

Timely bit of info about the frame angles. ...

Timely bit of info about the frame angles.

This Puch has a pretty slack head tube compared to the seat tube. Here's a shot from today's ride - footpath to the Susquehanna in the background:...
10-02-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,400
Posted By BFisher

Hit 300 for September, despite being sidelined...

Hit 300 for September, despite being sidelined with a nasty cold.

Was out of it for over a week!
10-01-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7,498
Views: 2,023,879
Posted By BFisher

chainwhip, I run Sora R3000 on my Ironman. I...

chainwhip,

I run Sora R3000 on my Ironman. I have only good things to say about it.

Nice Shogun!
10-01-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By BFisher

I don't have any pics of the packaging. It came...

I don't have any pics of the packaging. It came in a standard bike box - brown cardboard with green lettering, I believe. Small parts were in bags and a small white box.

On the outside of the...
10-01-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By BFisher

I always liked the "Sprint" chainwheels that came...

I always liked the "Sprint" chainwheels that came on the earlier models.

Cool bike.
10-01-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By BFisher

I made some changes to the Puch recently. ...

I made some changes to the Puch recently.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0514_ff7a6fc031c1de3e372d6fadbc469c6459e0fe51.jpg...
09-29-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,851
Posted By BFisher

I have a Bridgestone MB-5 here, kind of rough,...

I have a Bridgestone MB-5 here, kind of rough, but a nice riding bike.

Has double eyelets at the forkends - easy to mount rack and fenders if you want.

It also uses a 1" threaded headset. My...
09-28-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By BFisher

As far as I can tell it looks fine. I've had good...

As far as I can tell it looks fine. I've had good experiences with freewheels like yours - nice shifting if all else is up to par.

Double check that the limit screws are set to prevent you from...
09-28-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/imag0061_fca94b1fdfdf4c28892dd74ca7608cdcae420be4.jpg...
09-28-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,851
Posted By BFisher

Trek 900 series (930, 950, 970) are nice. I have...

Trek 900 series (930, 950, 970) are nice. I have a '92 930. Earlier ones are lugged, later tig welded. Mine's lugged.

They pop up now and then for not much $.
09-28-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By BFisher

These are the parts: ...

These are the parts:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/imag0058_c4b5e9270ee5ae6dad9f58e8ddd83999aaed9ba8.jpg...
09-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By BFisher

Recently I got 3 miles from home before I...

Recently I got 3 miles from home before I realized I forgot my pump, tube, tire levers, etc. Turned back and thought, "Won't let that happen again."

Did 30+ miles and felt great a few weeks later....
09-27-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,665
Posted By BFisher

You are in for one sweet machine, TriBiker19. ...

You are in for one sweet machine, TriBiker19.

Here's mine:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0512_e423dbca0cb0da0cf3f16a5da50e8f50490e2794.jpg

Best of luck...
09-27-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By BFisher

I have the bolt. Came off the same derailleur as...

I have the bolt. Came off the same derailleur as yours.

It's yours if you want it.
09-27-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By BFisher

Random gear changes can sometimes be attributed...

Random gear changes can sometimes be attributed to loose shift levers. If the lever is too loose, the tension on the cable is enough to move it back to the last gear.

And yes, as mentioned, your...
09-25-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,665
Posted By BFisher

Trying to upload some motivational photos for ya,...

Trying to upload some motivational photos for ya, but keep getting an alert.

I encourage you to see the Ironman build through. I built one last year as a gift to myself.

Started with a bare...
09-25-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,653
Posted By BFisher

nomadmax, Thank you for taking the time to...

nomadmax,

Thank you for taking the time to share those experiences. Great post!
09-25-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,863
Posted By BFisher

Because of the work of Sheldon Brown, at least...

Because of the work of Sheldon Brown, at least for me.

He didn't need to put all that knowledge out there for free. I am thankful.

So, despite my still limited knowledge, if and when I know...
09-24-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,221
Posted By BFisher

What a beautiful bike! I was lucky enough to...

What a beautiful bike!

I was lucky enough to score a great old bike new in box. There's nothing like new bike day.

That crankset is gorgeous. I'd keep it on there.

Congrats on the sweet find!
09-22-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,149
Posted By BFisher

Whenever I go to Philly to visit family, I see...

Whenever I go to Philly to visit family, I see loads of classic/vintage bikes chained up along the streets. NYC had a bunch too when I was there last.

But, based on the wild things I've seen on...
09-19-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By BFisher

That Higgins is very cool! Slack angles?...

That Higgins is very cool!

Slack angles? Knockaround level? Easily set up as IGH, or SS? Fenders? Hmmm...
...
09-10-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,734
Posted By BFisher

I second this statement. Spectacular!

I second this statement. Spectacular!
09-09-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By BFisher

Between this place, Sheldon's site, and the rest...

Between this place, Sheldon's site, and the rest of the internet I'm good on bike maintenance and repair. The beauty of a bicycle is in its simplicity as a machine.

Shop mechanics exist for those...
09-09-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By BFisher

I'm all for upgrading to suit wants/needs, but if...

I'm all for upgrading to suit wants/needs, but if the ride was long overdue, and the bike has some sentimental value to it then I'm with Wildwood. Your "bikes" list shows a 10 speed Merckx. Maybe...
09-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,207
Posted By BFisher

I've got five road bikes that are usually all...

I've got five road bikes that are usually all ready to go. My Puch is now in the midst of a brake upgrade, so it's on the stand.

Of all the hobbies I've pursued - hunting, fishing, archery,...
09-09-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,558
Posted By BFisher

In the process of upgrading the brakes on my...

In the process of upgrading the brakes on my...
09-09-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,575
Posted By BFisher

Wouldn't hesitate to put that Ultegra group on...

Wouldn't hesitate to put that Ultegra group on it. :thumb:
09-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,458
Posted By BFisher

The bars you have are most likely 25.4 where the...

The bars you have are most likely 25.4 where the stem clamps onto them. If so, then they will work with the stem you linked to.

I think Kurt may have been referring to the French AVA stem possibly...
09-09-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,458
Posted By BFisher

If there are no other markings that indicate the...

If there are no other markings that indicate the size of the stem, I'd measure it to be sure. Whatever size it is, it is definitely too high. It is an old style slotted stem, so be sure to inspect it...
09-08-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,458
Posted By BFisher

It's not uncommon for people to flip those bars. ...

It's not uncommon for people to flip those bars.

You'll never get that stem into the steerer tube on that fork if it is a 22.0 or 22.2. That's probably why it's sticking way out. It may not even...
09-08-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,458
Posted By BFisher

A bit hard to tell from the photo, but those look...

A bit hard to tell from the photo, but those look like inverted Northroad (upright) bars. And that stem is dangerously high.

I can see the expansion slot peeking out from the headset - not safe!...
09-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,734
Posted By BFisher

'71 Peugeot UO 8 ...

'71 Peugeot UO 8
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0463_f02b25040222b6ec9106f18a25f69e50e67403c0.jpg

'89 Puch Mistral Leader...
09-07-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,621
Posted By BFisher

Cleaned up very nicely! :thumb: I've no...

Cleaned up very nicely! :thumb:

I've no first-hand experience with either the VO bottom bracket, or the Stronglight. The VO is a sealed unit and I know they have a few options in spindle length to...
09-07-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,621
Posted By BFisher

Cool project. I'll show you my '71 and explain...

Cool project. I'll show you my '71 and explain the changes I made

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0465_b562b320f1cb354970d24d4a3dff9a5990d183ff.jpg

Based on...
09-06-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,575
Posted By BFisher

Glad it's not in my queue 'cause I'd want to put...

Glad it's not in my queue 'cause I'd want to put a bunch of stuff on it I couldn't afford. Really nice looking frameset!

Either full Campy NR, or Dura-Ace 7400.

Or, ya know, whatever greases...
09-06-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By BFisher

From what I've been able to gather, I'd call...

From what I've been able to gather, I'd call yours an '88 based on the date code and the Formula Two tube set. But I am by no means an authority on these.
09-05-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By BFisher

Nice! Love that green and white! Here's...

Nice! Love that green and white!

Here's mine:https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0406_429256b0a3f4bd695a0229375bf06e11dd86ef17.jpg

I believe mine to be an '89...
09-05-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,725
Posted By BFisher

If one considers him/her self an unpaid customer...

If one considers him/her self an unpaid customer service rep for Internet Brands, that's fine. Odd, but fine, I guess.

I certainly don't. If we get a "guidelines" thread for newbs, great. If not,...
09-04-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By BFisher

The old Suntour bar-end shifters really are great...

The old Suntour bar-end shifters really are great parts. Sometimes the axle lock nut (part #16 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) above) is missing as they can back...
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