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09-12-20, 03:59 PM
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Posted By no67el

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

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08-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By no67el

Both my daughters are doing OK on these road...

Both my daughters are doing OK on these road bikes after a few outings in a flat parking lot to get used to the handling differences from their mountain bikes.

The only issues seem to be hand...
08-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

Centurion Ironman Master in NH

Looks like a pretty nice 1988 purple haze Ironman with Shimano tricolor. Price at $200 seems reasonable.

https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/hampton-centurion-ironman-master-dave/7174883854.html

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08-13-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

Serotta in upstate NY

Not sure if this really qualifies as C&V as it has brifters, but it is steel, and it is nice..... (not mine)

https://utica.craigslist.org/bik/d/earlville-serotta-58cm/7168618228.html

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08-12-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By no67el

:lol: Ha! That's funny! Glad you found one--...

:lol:
Ha! That's funny! Glad you found one-- Fuji's are nice.

Cheers,

N
08-12-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By no67el

A few more Fuji Team pics: ...

A few more Fuji Team pics:

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Non drive side...
08-12-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By no67el

Very nice Miyata! I have an 84 Fuji Team in...

Very nice Miyata!

I have an 84 Fuji Team in pretty nice shape. As I measure it, 59 cm seat tuber center-to-center, and 58 cm top tube. Was planning to sell to thin the herd a bit, but would...
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By no67el

The Fuji Team is a nice ride. I have one of...

The Fuji Team is a nice ride. I have one of these in the same color. These don't seem to have the same cachet around here as the Centurion Ironman, but I think it rides at least as well. In my...
08-05-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By no67el

Man oh man.... first cup of coffee this morning,...

Man oh man.... first cup of coffee this morning, and this bike to look at. What could be better?

(Other than finding $1700 in change under my couch cushions....)

This is lovely.
07-31-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

Tall Ritchey Road Logic

$200 seems like pretty good price for a Road Logic with brifters..... if you are tall....

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bik/d/craftsbury-common-steel-ritchey-logic/7168441448.html

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07-24-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,192
Posted By no67el

Yeah the Tufo bag was just a rebranded Jandd--- I...

Yeah the Tufo bag was just a rebranded Jandd--- I think I got it in a combo deal when I used to ride Tufo tubulars! Pretty useful bag, little zippered pockets on the sides for credit cards, cash,...
07-24-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,192
Posted By no67el

+1 for the Crank Bros M19 tool--- this thing has...

+1 for the Crank Bros M19 tool--- this thing has just about everything you need, even passably usable 8mm and 10mm box wrenches for C&V brakes, cable fixing bolts, etc. The only other wrench I...
07-23-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By no67el

Thanks SurferRosa, that Fizik microtex is nice...

Thanks SurferRosa, that Fizik microtex is nice stuff! I have it on another bike and I like it a lot--- certainly gives a leather-ish look and feel with a lot less hassle. We'll see how the removal...
07-22-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By no67el

Thanks for the guidance RHM! Great to hear from...

Thanks for the guidance RHM! Great to hear from the leather experts here.... I will give it a try.

nlerner: yes, I saw Ted King's youtube film of his crazy long day..... pretty amazing. That...
07-22-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By no67el

Thanks nlerner--- it's been an interesting bike...

Thanks nlerner--- it's been an interesting bike to get sorted so far, and the ability to ride smooth pavement at a decent speed combined with wider rubber to handle gravel and what Vermont likes to...
07-22-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By no67el

Hey Jiangshi--- um, thanks for the saddle advice...

Hey Jiangshi--- um, thanks for the saddle advice on my bar-wrap topic?

Or are you just trying to prove our boomer-trolling friend in the above thread correct? That would be a funny joke.
...
07-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By no67el

Remove/Reuse Stitched Leather wrap?

Anyone have any experience removing and then re-stitching leather bar wrap?


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07-22-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,741
Posted By no67el

Not sure about the "older" part: I have an Atom...

Not sure about the "older" part: I have an Atom 77 from a 1980's Peugeot PFN10, which had the narrower splined freewheel opening, and the Park FR-4 removed it perfectly. I also have a Maillard...
07-18-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,828
Posted By no67el

Yeah, it's tempting to switch the cranks--- but...

Yeah, it's tempting to switch the cranks--- but this bike is such a race-bred machine, I think I may just keep the 107 and save this bike for the slightly less hilly rides.... if you go mostly...
07-17-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,828
Posted By no67el

I have a new-to-me Motobecane Team Champion, and...

I have a new-to-me Motobecane Team Champion, and it came with a ridiculous corncob, I think 13-18 six speed. I have been futzing with it trying to get a manageable gear--- made more difficult by...
07-09-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,522
Posted By no67el

Man every time I see that black Paramount (in all...

Man every time I see that black Paramount (in all of its various incarnations) in various threads here on BF, I just like it more and more. The electronic-shifting Campy version is the best yet.......
07-05-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By no67el

Got it....

Thanks for all the calming advice--- I've just botched things up before, so I get some trepidations when things are feeling "not quite right"....

But I got the crank off--- the Park puller did the...
07-05-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By no67el

Stronglight 107 crank extractor thread?

OK I'm nervous--- I just acquired a Motobecane with a Stronglight 107 crankset. I think the bike is circa 1982 or 1983. Does anyone know for sure what the right crank extractor thread is? I have...
07-01-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,169
Posted By no67el

Ha! My thoughts exactly--- I've never really...

Ha! My thoughts exactly--- I've never really been a Campy guy, but I figured I'd ride this crankset for a few months to see. I kind of agree that a nice Stronglight 93 would look the part a bit...
07-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,169
Posted By no67el

Oh yeah--- I stripped the cable fixing nut on the...

Oh yeah--- I stripped the cable fixing nut on the NR front der., so for the moment there's a Suntour Vx on there..... sort of fitting with the random mix of parts, and the Vx works very well....
07-01-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,169
Posted By no67el

Sorry to resurrect this thread--- but maybe it's...

Sorry to resurrect this thread--- but maybe it's time to look at some nice Motobecane racing bikes again?

Plus I just acquired this:

...
06-27-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

Motobecane GJ in NH

It does look a bit bigger than mine below--- not sure how Motobecane measured their bikes, but mine is 59 cm center to the very top of the seat lug (probably 57.75 center to center) with a 58 cm top...
06-26-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By no67el

Merlin Cycles in the UK has been my source for (I...

Merlin Cycles in the UK has been my source for (I think) pretty decent prices on nice Veloflex and Vittoria tubulars. $40-$50 per tire depending on the deal at the time--- and they are nice tires...
06-24-20, 09:12 AM
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Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

Motobecane GJ in NH

Pretty original looking 59cm Grand Jubilee in New Hampshire:

https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/brookline-motobecane-road-bike/7146653109.html

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06-14-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,654
Posted By no67el

Let me count the ways.... (reasons)....: As...

Let me count the ways.... (reasons)....:

As my wife said to me just the other day: "Well, it's better than if you were hanging out in bars or chasing younger women...." She clearly thinks I'm...
06-07-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By no67el

Well I don't know about talent--- she definitely...

Well I don't know about talent--- she definitely likes riding bikes though! And I figure that is enough. I offered to put some brifters on the bike but she said "no I want to learn to do it the...
06-06-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9,199
Views: 890,153
Posted By no67el

Sorry, I wasn't meaning to muddy the waters--- I...

Sorry, I wasn't meaning to muddy the waters--- I was just suggesting that sometimes it's not about the published specs, it's about just seeing what fits.

If you want to be sure that your triple...
06-06-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9,199
Views: 890,153
Posted By no67el

Serious hills..

The closest "gap" to my house is Lincoln Gap. The last mile is a 24 percent gradient, and the climb averages 15 percent. I can tell that my fitness is coming around when I can actually make it to...
06-06-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9,199
Views: 890,153
Posted By no67el

Downtube shifters for a kid

I offered to put some Microshift brifters on for her, and she said "no I want to learn to do it the right way!"

In fairness it's only the front derailleur that is friction. By 87 the 105 rear...
06-06-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,199
Views: 890,153
Posted By no67el

Triples and spindles and changers, oh my....

I'll only add that sometimes you just have to try things--- I just got a relatively cheap OEM Bianchi-branded triple from the 90s to work on my daughter's 1987 Ironman (with the 24" front wheel). I...
05-30-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By no67el

Kid's Road Bikes--- finally!

So I've been on a search for real(ish) road bike for my two daughters, 7 and 9. They have really liked riding, but their mountain bikes are just heavy and twitchy for the longer road rides we've been...
05-29-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 314,751
Posted By no67el

That Scott is a weird, cool bike..... what year...

That Scott is a weird, cool bike..... what year is that from?
05-29-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By no67el

Here's my 100% success seat post extractor: ...

Here's my 100% success seat post extractor:


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Gotta be REAL careful, wear...
05-29-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

re: Batavus in NH

I think the bike looks fantastic-- and if it's that well preserved, then the price is probably not terribly far off.

I'm not familiar with Batavus, but I have a Gazelle Champion Mondial which I...
05-27-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

Batavus in NH

No idea if the price is way high on this, but it sure does look nice and well-preserved.....

https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/conway-batavus-professional-vintage/7131405948.html

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05-27-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,274
Posted By no67el

I ride Vermont gravel daily, and the Vlaandaren...

I ride Vermont gravel daily, and the Vlaandaren is my favorite tubular for that purpose....70-80 psi, I weigh 175. Light, surprisingly tough given how soft the sidewalls feel-- a great riding tire. ...
05-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By no67el

Yeah, now that a few days have gone by, my pangs...

Yeah, now that a few days have gone by, my pangs have subsided a bit. That bike was really too small for me, so it was ridden less than the others.

But I did have a couple of very nice rides on...
05-24-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By no67el

Very nice Cannondale F2000! Tinker Juarez...

Very nice Cannondale F2000! Tinker Juarez flashback was so strong....

My problem is that I just like bikes. Hard to be discriminating.

But my rule now is that any incoming bikes must fit---...
05-24-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

I'm lucky that Paramount is like 1900 miles away...

I'm lucky that Paramount is like 1900 miles away from me.... that thing is all kinds of cool. I even love the hodgepodge of parts.... a pedigreed mutt.
05-24-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By no67el

The sadness of N-1

Anyone else blue after selling a bike, even one you knew had to go?

This one was too small for me (too dang SMALL, I tell you), and it needed a new home so I can keep my MV Ironman (which does...
05-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

I mean, that Batavus still looks pretty...

I mean, that Batavus still looks pretty interesting at that price--- and did Campagnolo ever even make a stem? Doesn't seem all that dishonest to me. You could probably talk the seller down to...
05-20-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By no67el

Pro Miyata

Way out in western MA--- not mine, and I have made a resolution to stop buying bikes which aren't my size (darn it)--- but the relatively low price and nice Suntour Superbe parts might make it worth...
05-16-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By no67el

MotoRando! ...

MotoRando!


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1976?
05-14-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By no67el

I find that the velobase site performs poorly...

I find that the velobase site performs poorly with Safari. Works fine with the Chrome browser though--- so I just switch when needed.

Such a fantastic resource for this hobby---- well worth...
05-05-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,239
Views: 788,424
Posted By no67el

New to me Motobecane Le Champion: ...

New to me Motobecane Le Champion:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/850x638/motolechsm_1374a654799b69c095ae48eeaab8d5e256c6adbd.jpeg
Took it for a 26 mile spin today--- with...
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