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07-05-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 148
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Posted By johnnyace

Congrats, gentlemen, on a tour well-ridden! Looks...

Congrats, gentlemen, on a tour well-ridden! Looks like everyone came through unscathed.

@nlerner (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/nlerner-45088.html) — how are you liking the Black Mountain...
07-02-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,306
Posted By johnnyace

Yeah, same here. If I hadn't already scheduled my...

Yeah, same here. If I hadn't already scheduled my vacation time this summer, I would have been in. Looks like a fantastic ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By johnnyace

Beautiful bike. Have you ridden it? The lightest...

Beautiful bike. Have you ridden it? The lightest Ishiwata I've ridden is 022, so I wonder how the 019 rides.

Seems to me, judging by the Cherubim/3Rensho prices on eBay, that $1,500-2,000 isn't...
07-01-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

Campagnolo Tool Kit

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bop/d/eugene-rare-campagnolo-3381-bike/6922402670.html
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,580
Posted By johnnyace

Suntour

Suntour
06-29-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,518
Posted By johnnyace

I remember a discussion at work a few years ago...

I remember a discussion at work a few years ago that went something like this:

Co-worker: "Make it idiot-proof so anyone can do it."

Boss: "Oh, you don't want to do that, they'll just make a...
06-29-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,681
Posted By johnnyace

I started riding when I was 5 years old, in 1971,...

I started riding when I was 5 years old, in 1971, in Tucson, Arizona (I'll be 53 next month). I never stopped, aside from maybe a week or so downtime from having a bike stolen and needing to replace...
06-26-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By johnnyace

Ah, this was the one that was at a Goodwill in...

Ah, this was the one that was at a Goodwill in Florida (https://www.bikeforums.net/20968568-post51029.html), right? I recognize it from the "jaxtri.com" race card. I'm glad someone here bought this...
06-21-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 410,084
Posted By johnnyace

I got me one of the finest rear derailleurs ever...

I got me one of the finest rear derailleurs ever made, in NOS condition:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1272/suntour_vx_gt_b0d2db70c8fb30bb161689c160e13f22d2bd879a.jpg
06-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By johnnyace

I love my Alpina Uno in chrome. It's my daily...

I love my Alpina Uno in chrome. It's my daily rider/commuting bike. I've made some changes since this pic, and still more are coming up soon.
...
06-21-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,306
Posted By johnnyace

[/list] Keep me posted, I'd love to make it up...

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Keep me posted, I'd love to make it up for the pre-ride dinner. :thumb:
06-21-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By johnnyace

I haven't tried Offerup, probably because it came...

I haven't tried Offerup, probably because it came across to me as a potentially more frustrating experience than craigslist, and apparently, my instincts were good!
06-21-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By johnnyace

I respectfully disagree. :D His bike is at least...

I respectfully disagree. :D His bike is at least 45 years old, so C&V would be the right forum. I think it's okay to have just one bike (I'm working that way again, really I am!), and membership to...
06-18-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

That's about $166 each for these nice US-made...

That's about $166 each for these nice US-made Treks, that look to be in excellent condition. All pre-1984, looks like a couple of 412s, and a 560, maybe? All my size! Maybe I need to head over the...
06-17-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnnyace

Thanks for the confirmation! :thumb:

Thanks for the confirmation! :thumb:
06-15-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnnyace

I believe this Nishiki Gran Turismo is probably...

I believe this Nishiki Gran Turismo is probably the exact representation of what I have, down to the color, which I can see in a couple of places on my bike.
...
06-15-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

80s Yokota

I got a lead on a similar one, gonna go check it out tomorrow:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-yokota-mountain-bike-26/6911695935.html
...
06-15-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

Ha, I saw this one in my searches last night!...

Ha, I saw this one in my searches last night! That's a really nice one, but yeah, I'd rather get one for $100 (but would go to $200). That one is listed as 20", but looks bigger to me.
Forum: Introductions
06-15-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By johnnyace

Greetings, windershins. I'm also in Salem. I have...

Greetings, windershins. I'm also in Salem. I have a Nishiki Gran Turismo (I believe) (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1171014-mystery-80s-japanese-touring-bike.html) that is currently on...
06-15-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

1953 Jo Routens - $2500 - Portland

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/portland-1953-jo-routens/6910848429.html
...
06-14-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

Well, the Univega seller got back to me and said...

Well, the Univega seller got back to me and said "I think I have a buyer lined up, but if it doesn’t work out I’ll get in touch with you right away." Hopefully it's one of those flaky buyers that's a...
06-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,821
Posted By johnnyace

"Suntour"

"Suntour"
06-14-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,821
Posted By johnnyace

Yes, pedals and rear derailleurs...

Yes, pedals and rear derailleurs (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Home.html). And cranksets, and seatposts, and stems, and brakes and levers, and... :D
06-14-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

Agreed, but I'm in N -1 mode; this would replace...

Agreed, but I'm in N -1 mode; this would replace an existing bike, I'm not looking to add any more.
06-13-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

Looks like the Alpina Pro is the 1983 model....

Looks like the Alpina Pro is the 1983 model. Would have had a Suntour Mountech rear derailleur originally (to match the front). Those had issues, so it's understandable that the Shimano STX is on...
06-13-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

Yup, I already have some nice VO 26" fenders. ...

Yup, I already have some nice VO 26" fenders.

Well, I think the Univega is winning by a long shot, and that's how I was leaning, anyway. Bonus being that it's $100 cheaper than the Stumpy.
06-13-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

I was leaning that way; $100 less, already like...

I was leaning that way; $100 less, already like the Alpina I have, love the crankset on there, etc.
06-12-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By johnnyace

Which 80s MTB to replace my too small Univega Alpina Uno?

I really love my chrome 80s Univega Alpina Uno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/go-johnny-go/albums/72157677356456897), but the truth is, it's just too small. It has been a reliable daily driver...
06-12-19, 11:01 PM
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Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

Follis at Goodwill in West Virginia

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/69818060

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x497/30231877121323yfks_326d891ecd9b20fbdfebc200ccc733bd8c1f0f9d.jpg
06-12-19, 10:49 PM
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Posted By johnnyace

Damn, what a deal. But then, I got a Della Santa...

Damn, what a deal. But then, I got a Della Santa from Goodwill for $276, so I can't complain.
06-12-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17,472
Views: 2,687,705
Posted By johnnyace

Hey, he's getting there! Relisted as a 614, with...

Hey, he's getting there! Relisted as a 614, with more pics, but the price is still unreasonable for the condition:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/614-Trek-1983-Burgundy-531steal-Frame/312650869568
06-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,306
Posted By johnnyace

Nice choice, and that's a great pic of you. A...

Nice choice, and that's a great pic of you. A fine summery day in Stumptown!
06-10-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,853
Posted By johnnyace

Nice bike, love the Nishiki chainring on the...

Nice bike, love the Nishiki chainring on the Sugino AT cranks, and that it has cantis. But I think it's too small for you, and it appears to be my size. :innocent:
06-10-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51,389
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Posted By johnnyace

Both a good deal, but that (what appears to be)...

Both a good deal, but that (what appears to be) 1984 Trek 520 with cantilevers is an especially good deal. $50 for a US-made Trek in what appears to be very good condition... if you don't buy it,...
06-10-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

1979 Maruishi Emperor

Not cheap, but what a cool bike!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/d/palo-alto-53cm-maruishi-emperor-touring/6902045522.html
...
06-09-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By johnnyace

Wouldn't change much, really, although I probably...

Wouldn't change much, really, although I probably would have kept my nicely-appointed 1972 gold Gitane Tour de France. I think this is what became of it:
...
06-09-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17,472
Views: 2,687,705
Posted By johnnyace

I didn't even bring up the issue of his pics....

I didn't even bring up the issue of his pics. Yeah, could be a great bike; get the model right, get some decent pics, price it right. But for a willfully ignorant new seller (just joined, one rating)...
06-08-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17,472
Views: 2,687,705
Posted By johnnyace

Guy trying to pass off a 1982 Trek 614 as 1983 Trek 720

https://www.ebay.com/itm/720-Trek-1983-Burgundy-531steal-Frame/312640402423

I contacted the seller and explained to him that this IS NOT a 1983 Trek 720, but a 1982 Trek 614, and he may want to...
06-08-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

Fuji Opus III at a Goodwill in North Florida: ...

Fuji Opus III at a Goodwill in North Florida:

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/69611146
...
06-07-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,086
Posted By johnnyace

I probably have what would be considered an...

I probably have what would be considered an unreasonable hatred of Ultegra, especially the brifters. I base this on:

1) I think it's butt-ugly.
2) Every bike I've ever purchased with Ultegra on...
06-07-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By johnnyace

URL assist: ...

URL assist:

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2019/06/07/framebuilder-bruce-gordon-dies

EDIT: PilotFishBob beat me to it.
06-04-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By johnnyace

That Fuji America would move to the front of my...

That Fuji America would move to the front of my queue, that's a great color.
06-04-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,990
Posted By johnnyace

The third and final generation Suntour Superbe...

The third and final generation Suntour Superbe Pro, particularly the brakes with their hidden spring calipers.
06-04-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

Well, they match the bar tape. :twitchy:

Well, they match the bar tape. :twitchy:
06-03-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,769
Posted By johnnyace

Yeah, back then (I was in my late teens-early...

Yeah, back then (I was in my late teens-early twenties) I felt like I had to have the Italian steel, and mostly turned my nose up at the Japanese bikes, although I did entertain the idea for a while...
06-02-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,769
Posted By johnnyace

Thanks. So, based on the 27.0 seatpost, does this...

Thanks. So, based on the 27.0 seatpost, does this indicate Ishiwata 022?

As I have started to disassemble the bike this morning, and noticed the details, I find it amazing that such a nicely...
06-01-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

1972 Fuji Finest, chrome, Campy - $290

Nice bike at a nice price in Portland:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-1972-campagnolo-equipped/6898046406.html
...
05-31-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,424
Posted By johnnyace

Nah, it's the 22nd of EVERY month. :thumb: ...

Nah, it's the 22nd of EVERY month. :thumb:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/390x443/ishi807_16019_1546782039_cd2034e32c6c80288dd5cd56d2324450b10f13a7.jpg
05-31-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,769
Posted By johnnyace

Took delivery of the Nashbar MKIII today. Nicely,...

Took delivery of the Nashbar MKIII today. Nicely, the Cyclone pedals also showed up today! If these things aren't NOS, they sure weren't ridden much, if at all. As for the bike, there is some paint...
05-30-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,532
Posted By johnnyace

Yup, there seems to be a glut of double top tube...

Yup, there seems to be a glut of double top tube Rivs available right now, between CL and ebay. And all overpriced. Nice bikes, but at the end of the day, still Taiwanese production frames.

As for...
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