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08-07-20, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Piff

I'm not usually one for straight blade forks, but...

I'm not usually one for straight blade forks, but it's perfect on this Raleigh Technium. Anyone know the story behind these bikes? Do the lugs have issues like other early aluminium frames?...
08-04-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Piff

+1 to using a bike pressure calculator. Once...

+1 to using a bike pressure calculator. Once you've done that, raise or lower the PSI by 5 every ride to find the sweet spot.
08-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Piff

While we wait for the experts to chime in,...

While we wait for the experts to chime in, perhaps some entertainment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1JHOOr1M0&list=PLMNMmvIC2uGaSasBdRs1ZBCn4eHunIGxr&index=9
07-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.
07-27-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Piff

Hey, that's why I'm asking here if anyone knows...

Hey, that's why I'm asking here if anyone knows if it's true or not.
07-27-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Piff

https://www.red(d)it.com/r/BikeMechanics/comments/...

https://www.red(d)it.com/r/BikeMechanics/comments/hgo7p1/un55_has_been_discontinued/ (https://www.******.com/r/BikeMechanics/comments/hgo7p1/un55_has_been_discontinued/)



There isn't a direct...
07-27-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Piff

No way! I had no idea they came in a funny bcd.

No way! I had no idea they came in a funny bcd.
07-27-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Piff

Shimano UN-55 discontinued?

Is it true? Is this yet another reason to hate the year 2020?

Apologies if there's already been a thread discussing this.
07-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,239
Posted By Piff

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.
07-27-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Piff

Nice price, I wish I was stronger to use a 135...

Nice price, I wish I was stronger to use a 135 bcd crankset :P
07-27-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Piff

Nice job! :thumb: Any plans for replacing...

Nice job! :thumb:

Any plans for replacing the bulb for a modern LED?
07-27-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Piff

You have 10 posts, so you can now upload...

You have 10 posts, so you can now upload pictures. Please do so, it's helpful and we like to look at them :)

For your brake, it could be a couple things.

1. Your cable is too short and needs to...
07-27-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,542
Posted By Piff

Wowowow, it's like a Raleigh Gran Sport. For...

Wowowow, it's like a Raleigh Gran Sport. For being a touring bike you've kept it in beautiful condition!
07-25-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Piff

I never actually did buy it. I read too many...

I never actually did buy it. I read too many reviews where the buyer had issues with the mounting stays being askew and got paranoid. Probably a lot of user error...but it is a cheap rack :foo:
07-22-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,388
Posted By Piff

Just my experience. Weinmann are more flexy...

Just my experience.

Weinmann are more flexy than Gran Compe (original production, not the modern repros. Haven't tried them.), and kool stop vbrake pads are a nice upgrade since they allow greater...
07-18-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

This also belongs in the wacky craigslist thread....

This also belongs in the wacky craigslist thread. But it's too good of a deal for the frame and components not to post it here.
Alpe d'huez. $400...
07-18-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Piff

Man, check out the french fit in the first...

Man, check out the french fit in the first picture. And it's cross chained! :eek:
07-17-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,904
Posted By Piff

21" is too small for someone 6'2". Modern sizing...

21" is too small for someone 6'2". Modern sizing is not the same as for bikes from decades ago.
07-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

It may be a step-through, but it's still a 70s...

It may be a step-through, but it's still a 70s super sport with very nice paint. I'm a little surprised it's still available. $195...
07-15-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By Piff

I weighed the fork from my Raleigh super course a...

I weighed the fork from my Raleigh super course a while back and it came out to 1.8 pounds. Hi-ten. I didn't measure the steerer tube, but it's a 23" frame.
07-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,358
Posted By Piff

There's also these Tubus clamps for the...

There's also these Tubus clamps for the seatstays. Very nice quality.

https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/tubus-seat-stay-mount-p-1035.html?attribute_pa_size=14mm
07-14-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Piff

Speaking of 1983 ATBs, there's one on the LA...

Speaking of 1983 ATBs, there's one on the LA craigslist that's sorta interesting. Mountain Sport 1, does anyone recognize the brand?

I love this era of bikes with their miles-long chainstays.
...
07-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By Piff

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I...

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I just don't get it. I know they're a bit rare, but still.
07-13-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Piff

:troll::bang: :crash: Oh my lord, it is...

:troll::bang: :crash:

Oh my lord, it is so frustrating to see bike frames taken to the grinder like this. And, they didn't even do a complete or good job! The braze ons for the derailleur and...
07-13-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Piff

7 speed Accushift is a bit of a dead end because...

7 speed Accushift is a bit of a dead end because it only sometimes seems to work with parts from other brands. 7 speed accushift also can be expensive to source. If you do start to replace...
07-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,556
Posted By Piff

The only thing left to do is to embrace the...

The only thing left to do is to embrace the heresy and install a modern Sunrace derailleur claw.
07-13-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

This is a Cinelli Centurion, correct? ...

This is a Cinelli Centurion, correct?
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/patton-vintage-road-bike-centurion/7157556150.html
...
07-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

Insane deal on a Gunnar Sport, 50cm, full...

Insane deal on a Gunnar Sport, 50cm, full ultegra. I wish I was shorter. $800.
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-custom-gunnar-sport-50cm-in/7158656597.html
...
07-13-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By Piff

10 characters

10 characters
07-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By Piff

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do...

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do you mean one of the bottom bracket cups is pitted?

For an old bike, I think it's best to get new ball bearings when overhauling components. You...
07-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Piff

I think you're underestimating your ability to...

I think you're underestimating your ability to measure rear dropouts. It's very simple, all it takes is a ruler. In this video RJ shows how to do it within the first minute.
...
07-13-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Piff

Nice job, and nice bike! But, is there any...

Nice job, and nice bike!

But, is there any reason to replace those parts?They look brand new. It's a lot of money for a new rear hub, derailleur, and shifters when what you have already works. Is...
07-13-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Piff

I find it easiest to get a perfect adjustment...

I find it easiest to get a perfect adjustment when both cranks are attached so I can rock them back and forth to check for play.

As far as cartridge bottom brackets, I have a love/hate...
07-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,548
Posted By Piff

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.
07-13-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

A very cute 3 speed with drum brakes, and an...

A very cute 3 speed with drum brakes, and an integrated rear wheel lock. Stainless steel rims, but I suppose with drum brakes it doesn't matter. Seems to be original down to the bell. The swaged...
07-12-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Piff

I have no idea about the frame's origins, but I...

I have no idea about the frame's origins, but I love that it has santé shifters :lol:
07-12-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Piff

I think it looks like a pretty good fit. You...

I think it looks like a pretty good fit. You don't feel overly stretched out, right?
07-12-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Piff

If you need a tall, short reach 21.1mm stem I...

If you need a tall, short reach 21.1mm stem I have a NOS '70s SR stem that I accidentally purchased thinking it was 22.2.

It has about 4.25" rise and 60mm reach. Maybe 70?

PM me if you're...
07-12-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Piff

Got any pictures of the bike from the side, along...

Got any pictures of the bike from the side, along with some pictures of your other bikes?

Plus your height and inseam.
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07-12-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

It's a PDG Paramount, but hey, it's only $250. ...

It's a PDG Paramount, but hey, it's only $250.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/anaheim-schwinn-paramount-road-bike/7157826633.html
...
07-12-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Piff

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet...

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet Schwinn, whether or not it has a real bottom bracket :lol:

​​​​​​I think it could be worth it to take it to a local frame builder to have it checked...
07-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By Piff

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​ :popcorn

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​

:popcorn
07-11-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By Piff

It has a long top tube, but 48cm is still pretty...

It has a long top tube, but 48cm is still pretty dang short. Bicycling is a male (tall) dominated sport, vintage cycling only more so, and Peterson devouts further still. It'll stay up there at that...
07-11-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Piff

No idea about max width, but you can't go wrong...

No idea about max width, but you can't go wrong with the CR18. There are different versions though. I think the polished version would look right on a Fuji America :)
07-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

I also thought the paint looked awfully thick...

I also thought the paint looked awfully thick around the bottom bracket lugs. Powder coat?
07-11-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

For real? Or a repaint? The bottom bracket...

For real? Or a repaint? The bottom bracket interior does look minty. Bianchi Specialissima new old stock -...
07-10-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By Piff

Funny, a Volkscycle XX popped up on San Diego's...

Funny, a Volkscycle XX popped up on San Diego's craigslist a couple weeks ago for a very nice price. I didn't grab it but someone else did, quickly.
07-10-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58,251
Views: 8,508,549
Posted By Piff

Couple of 3 speeds for $300. Nice looking...

Couple of 3 speeds for $300. Nice looking chainring on the Raleigh.
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-2-vintage-bicycles/7156987234.html
...
07-10-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,704
Posted By Piff

It's beautiful! More patience and skill than I...

It's beautiful! More patience and skill than I could ever hope for.

As for the bar tape, my vote is for yellow, purple, or black :)
07-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By Piff

Centurion Ironman bikes are still plentiful. I'd...

Centurion Ironman bikes are still plentiful. I'd keep the International.

What's the new project?
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