Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: SurferRosa
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By SurferRosa

I just picked up my first, a Bertoni Superlight. ...

I just picked up my first, a Bertoni Superlight. I'm impressed with its quality. Beautiful, long lugs and almost perfect paint, even after some 40 years.

But it should be no surprise. Lawee...
10-20-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By SurferRosa

It's Uri Geller's old bike. :roflmao2:

It's Uri Geller's old bike.

:roflmao2:
10-20-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By SurferRosa

For me, ebay and craigs are the greatest bike...

For me, ebay and craigs are the greatest bike shops that ever existed ever anywhere in this or any alternate universes.
10-20-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By SurferRosa

Flats are usually a function of tire selection,...

Flats are usually a function of tire selection, pressure, and the chosen route ... not rims.

But, yes, you can use new rims. I usually use new Sun m13ii rims on my vintage bikes.
10-20-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,449
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: :thumb:

:lol: :thumb:
10-17-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,449
Posted By SurferRosa

118. I had it as a 39/50t. The NR rear mech...

118.

I had it as a 39/50t. The NR rear mech had no problem with 39x28. Hope I don't miss it too much. :cry::lol:
10-17-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17,911
Views: 2,808,717
Posted By SurferRosa

Would be really difficult for me to make $200 on...

Would be really difficult for me to make $200 on all that stuff even if I had a year to sell it. I'd have to go to ebay. Doubt I could sell the frame for $40.
10-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 523
Posted By SurferRosa

"Resale" where? Ebay? I'm in a big bike market,...

"Resale" where? Ebay? I'm in a big bike market, but the c&v target has dwindled. No way I could paint/decal a Trek and expect a local sale would net profit anymore. Especially one that size.


...
10-17-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,449
Posted By SurferRosa

After removing the SR Apex crank and rifled campy...

After removing the SR Apex crank and rifled campy cups, I mounted a Triomphe bb and crankset to the Miyata.

https://i.imgur.com/EKAwYUu.jpg

I lose some of the climbing ability, but I gain some...
10-17-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,449
Posted By SurferRosa

Per Sheldon's instruction, I made a fixed cup...

Per Sheldon's instruction, I made a fixed cup remover tool. It was $11.

https://i.imgur.com/pAjsVWL.jpg

The only differences with mine: a 3/8" socket (and extension), my bolt is a bit longer,...
10-17-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,114
Posted By SurferRosa

https://musiccourt.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/pin...

https://musiccourt.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/pink_floyd_bike.jpg
Pink Floyd

https://soloskatemag.com/upload/Storage/soloskatemag_mike_manzoori_dinosaur_jr_small.jpg
Dinosaur Jr

Syd Barrett...
10-17-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry on both accounts.

Sorry on both accounts.
10-16-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 932
Posted By SurferRosa

Sounds like you need a longer axle so you can use...

Sounds like you need a longer axle so you can use a new, wider freewheel. That's an easy fix, given you have $18 for the axle and a hacksaw to cut it to the appropriate length, about 10mm wider than...
10-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By SurferRosa

Don't know why anyone would leave his bike...

Don't know why anyone would leave his bike outside for a year and then be upset about its condition.

But 800-1000 grit wet sanding will remove unwanted crap from the rim's brake surface. I do this...
10-15-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By SurferRosa

Do you have a co-op? Mine has bins of good,...

Do you have a co-op? Mine has bins of good, mid-level levers (some with good hoods) for $5-$10.

[/color]

If you flip a couple bikes, you should be able to afford better replacements. The c&v...
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By SurferRosa

If just wanting to sell, you could start by...

If just wanting to sell, you could start by overhauling that rear derailleur, polishing the slight rash, and listing it on ebay for $70ish.
10-13-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,036
Posted By SurferRosa

I've been getting the same error for a few days...

I've been getting the same error for a few days now.
10-12-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,449
Posted By SurferRosa

Seriously, this, noobinsf. And (3) how do...

Seriously, this, noobinsf.

And (3) how do you like those Michelins? I see they're priced like Kendas.
10-12-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By SurferRosa

Well, yeah. On a "Dawes Galaxy town bike," do...

Well, yeah. On a "Dawes Galaxy town bike," do you need the 13t rear cog? What town we talkin' about?
10-12-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By SurferRosa

Happened to me today while overhauling some 105...

Happened to me today while overhauling some 105 brake calipers. "Wait, this thing has bearings??"
10-11-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By SurferRosa

I've done it numerous times with hubs that had...

I've done it numerous times with hubs that had been built up before (mostly low-flange Campy Record) and never worried about indents or how the hub had been previously laced. I was a bit careful to...
10-10-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,022
Posted By SurferRosa

Old thread, but this post could help someone out...

Old thread, but this post could help someone out down the road ... and velobase is currently down...

I just picked up a Chorus headset and it has two Campy labeled retainers of different sizes. ...
10-10-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,114
Posted By SurferRosa

David C Berman, RIP. ...

David C Berman, RIP.
...
10-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,537
Posted By SurferRosa

Or use a hacksaw to make his bull horn bars like...

Or use a hacksaw to make his bull horn bars like the fixie kids.
10-09-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,449
Posted By SurferRosa

Needed a shorter stem for my long top tubed Moto...

Needed a shorter stem for my long top tubed Moto GR. And the dia-compe hoods on it were killin' the classy vibe. So I found an 80mm Cinelli stem and got some Rustines. New Fizik tape, too. Feels...
10-09-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes, please. :thumb:

Yes, please. :thumb:
10-07-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By SurferRosa

Cruisin' for Schwinns in downtown Bowie ... ...

Cruisin' for Schwinns in downtown Bowie ...

there's a song in there somewhere. Blaze Foley coulda hammered it out...
10-07-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 141,897
Posted By SurferRosa

ISO another set (one pair) of these vintage campy...

ISO another set (one pair) of these vintage campy shoes and mathauser pads.

https://i.imgur.com/8IhGRsl.jpg
.
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By SurferRosa

https://www.canecreek.com/our-story/

https://www.canecreek.com/our-story/
10-06-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By SurferRosa

How do you like it? How does it stack up to your...

How do you like it? How does it stack up to your others?

The op's bike is still available. I don't "need" it, but it's so good looking...
10-06-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 444,862
Posted By SurferRosa

Sweet deals today from Steve and Josh at Bike...

Sweet deals today from Steve and Josh at Bike Works Seattle (https://bikeworks.org/).

https://i.imgur.com/P3Mg2uF.jpg

Turbo saddle, a couple sets of drop bars and a stem.
10-06-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By SurferRosa

Actually, that's Gial Ackbar...

Actually, that's Gial Ackbar (https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/29/Admiral_Ackbar_RH.png)'s favorite stem.
10-06-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,199
Posted By SurferRosa

Mountain's out! ...

Mountain's out!

https://i.imgur.com/RswTAVq.jpg

Cruisin' with Dfrost on a glorious sunday on our badass Miyatas.
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By SurferRosa

You might try listing 'em on Craigslist in...

You might try listing 'em on Craigslist in Asheville, NC.
10-04-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 444,862
Posted By SurferRosa

Riddin' the last of the dia-compe hoods and goin'...

Riddin' the last of the dia-compe hoods and goin' pure gomme!

https://i.imgur.com/f2zOWu9.jpg

Also got a Miche headset, bar tape, bla bla...
10-04-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,994
Posted By SurferRosa

Really? You know a brick and mortar shop that...

Really? You know a brick and mortar shop that will do a full overhaul (bb, hubs, headset) and then tune the bike with wheel truing for $150?

Shops around here will barely tune the bike for that....
10-04-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,994
Posted By SurferRosa

That's an overhaul. You can have this done at...

That's an overhaul. You can have this done at some bike shops. They charge at least $300 for the labor.

For that price, they will not shop for period correct replacements, retape your bars, or...
10-04-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,994
Posted By SurferRosa

To me, both those terms require a full overhaul...

To me, both those terms require a full overhaul (rebuild) and differ only in componentry. For my use, "refurbishing" usually results in a far better bicycle than the original spec (restoration).
10-02-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,449
Posted By SurferRosa

At least put dt shifters on it, ryansu. :thumb: ...

At least put dt shifters on it, ryansu. :thumb: Might find some $5 ones at Recycled.
10-02-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,801
Posted By SurferRosa

Someone around here might want a peek at that...

Someone around here might want a peek at that stuff. :thumb:
10-02-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By SurferRosa

I've been down this path more than a few times,...

I've been down this path more than a few times, and it's often as much trouble finding a replacement. A new one would cost me at least $18. Then I'd have to hacksaw it. One found at a co-op would...
10-02-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By SurferRosa

Doesn't look like an ultra-6 in the pic.

Doesn't look like an ultra-6 in the pic.
10-02-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By SurferRosa

How do you like that Soma saddle? I noticed one...

How do you like that Soma saddle? I noticed one brand new on ebay for $45 shipped...
10-01-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52,481
Views: 7,087,086
Posted By SurferRosa

^ That's an International? :foo:

^ That's an International? :foo:
10-01-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By SurferRosa

I associate them with 126mm spacing.

I associate them with 126mm spacing.
10-01-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By SurferRosa

[/color] The 6-speed, two sets of bottle...

[/color]

The 6-speed, two sets of bottle bosses, rear drops, and shifter bosses tell me mid '80s, at least.

But the nutted calipers say otherwise. The rear caliper mount and nut looks odd.
10-01-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By SurferRosa

Correct. Rear derailleur indexing is dependent on...

Correct. Rear derailleur indexing is dependent on the rear cluster, rear derailleur, shifters, and cable/housing.
10-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By SurferRosa

I've done this a thousand times and always used...

I've done this a thousand times and always used the force of two wrenches to remove the nut. You may need to lock two nuts (cone and locknut) on the other side to apply your second wrench to a fixed...
09-30-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By SurferRosa

Sheldon has answered most things... ...

Sheldon has answered most things...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html#bcd
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By SurferRosa

"Is this bike too complicated for my use?" ...

"Is this bike too complicated for my use?"

It's just a bicycle, so I doubt it.

"What is it worth?"

Not much. Free Spirits are low-level department store bikes. I doubt you could get $100...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.