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10-16-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By PugRider

Good for you, I hope you take a few pics of the...

Good for you, I hope you take a few pics of the process. Nice score, two decent bikes there, paint looks presentable, in the photos at least. Get some Evaporust or Barkeeper's Friend and go to town.
09-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14,059
Views: 3,034,994
Posted By PugRider

Make sure you don't throw out that bike trailer...

Make sure you don't throw out that bike trailer attachment!
09-13-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,015
Posted By PugRider

Lovely color, will be interested to see the final...

Lovely color, will be interested to see the final build. As clean as it will ever be!
09-06-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By PugRider

Well, it has been repainted, so that throws any...

Well, it has been repainted, so that throws any thoughts of a pure restoration out the window. Now you're free to do what you want. Sounds like a good mix of parts, I would either: get it running...
08-29-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By PugRider

You can use a regular headset wrench for it. The...

You can use a regular headset wrench for it. The overall size is the same.
08-28-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By PugRider

Looks to be in good shape, I would just tune it...

Looks to be in good shape, I would just tune it up and ride it. The side-pull brakes on an MTB are sort of a dead giveaway that it's not worth putting a ton of time and money into. Any MTB of that...
08-25-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,047
Posted By PugRider

Well done, looks like a stout build. I like the...

Well done, looks like a stout build. I like the paint job mock-up, too, a nice homage to their mtb line. Go for it, although that's a quite a bit of time you won't be able to ride it after doing all...
08-19-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 58,556
Views: 8,571,765
Posted By PugRider

Time capsule Fuji Saratoga

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/08b32dce_ef8a_45d3_a353_6fcab99f921b_c73b332f9c252fdf9e262c2e1834eb8d88223e3b.jpeg...
08-09-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 58,556
Views: 8,571,765
Posted By PugRider

Cool 24"/700c Centurion Ironman

Framingham, MA
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08-07-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By PugRider

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever...

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever ridden was an 8-speed on a Bianchi Eros I refreshed for a friend. I just loved how the front shifter was more of a friction/microadjust, particularly...
07-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By PugRider

Glad to see it coming along, be sure to post pics...

Glad to see it coming along, be sure to post pics when you have it all sorted!
07-16-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 52,523
Posted By PugRider

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Took this on its first proper ride today, it was...
07-14-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By PugRider

You shouldn't have a problem sourcing a new or...

You shouldn't have a problem sourcing a new or used replacement crankset, but a few things can be tricky. One, is that front derailleur is meant to shift that 48t big ring. If you got, say, a 42t...
07-08-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By PugRider

I refurbed this for a friend, it's a lovely,...

I refurbed this for a friend, it's a lovely, light bike. Not sure exact weight, but it's a Univega Sportour and it has double-butted tubes, a (mostly) Shimano 600 drivetrain and really light Araya...
07-02-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By PugRider

I have its stablemate, the Alumicross. Wonderful...

I have its stablemate, the Alumicross. Wonderful bikes. Ride it in its hybrid form, and if you get the itch for a drop-bar road bike, its geometry will gladly accommodate a conversion. And there's...
06-24-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By PugRider

I'll add to the "same issue" comments here, and...

I'll add to the "same issue" comments here, and yes, some sort of solvent soak/flush is the answer. But once I finally figured out HOW it works in there (at least on the early ones with two levers...
06-17-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,975
Posted By PugRider

Absolutely, I think it's 100 percent all of those...

Absolutely, I think it's 100 percent all of those things. The co-op director has basically been going down a list of emailed/texted requests for bikes and delivering them. He said by far the most...
06-16-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,975
Posted By PugRider

I've been doing "homework" for the co-op and...

I've been doing "homework" for the co-op and needed a quick pair of 26'' presta tubes to push a build over the finish line last night (my preferred LBS owner has been so out straight trying to keep...
06-13-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By PugRider

It's hard to tell from the angle of the photo but...

It's hard to tell from the angle of the photo but sometimes the derailleur is technically a "braze-on" with a removable clamp, and you can just replace it with a 28.6 clamp. But the shims do work, I...
06-09-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,540
Posted By PugRider

Miyata Alumicross. One of the most comfortable...

Miyata Alumicross. One of the most comfortable bikes I've had the pleasure of riding.
https://live.staticflickr.com/2807/33779449900_672e299485_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TsYvAC)Untitled...
06-06-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 678,361
Posted By PugRider

Well done, looks like you nailed all the small...

Well done, looks like you nailed all the small details. It's interesting to see the proliferation lately of all these oddball brand brifters/groupsets, I'm eager to hear reviews.
05-22-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By PugRider

I will tackle anything, but pedals drive me nuts,...

I will tackle anything, but pedals drive me nuts, for the reasons mentioned above. I've taken to using the needle attachment on my grease gun to just inject fresh grease and leave the rest alone.
05-11-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By PugRider

Thanks! Yeah the saddle needs some work, I had...

Thanks! Yeah the saddle needs some work, I had plans to buy a "suede brush" as I've seen that recommendation around, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Have also seen people using waxes like you...
05-09-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By PugRider

Will give it a shot, thanks. Was pleasantly...

Will give it a shot, thanks. Was pleasantly surprised during the refurb that the dropout screws were fully functional.
05-08-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By PugRider

Kinda stumbled across one earlier this year;...

Kinda stumbled across one earlier this year; initially thought it was going to be a flip but I fell in love. Just took it out yesterday in fact....
05-03-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 2,705,297
Posted By PugRider

Bravo. Love this kind of stuff. Well-done!

Bravo. Love this kind of stuff. Well-done!
04-20-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By PugRider

Don't get too far ahead of yourself. I'd keep...

Don't get too far ahead of yourself. I'd keep riding it around, you might find everything works just fine and doesn't need to be replaced. And before I worried about the chain and freewheel/cassette...
04-14-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By PugRider

F1 is full of bike dorks. Two-time World Champion...

F1 is full of bike dorks. Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso almost started his own team at one point. I miss F1 this season. Going to the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin in 2016 was an amazing...
04-13-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 1,956,153
Posted By PugRider

Lovely bike, so nicely done. My Paris Express is...

Lovely bike, so nicely done. My Paris Express is the bike that got me back into riding eight years ago. It was my all-rounder for a while, but now it's been set up for errands and such. It's a little...
04-12-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By PugRider

Wow, build that badboy up. Digging the chrome...

Wow, build that badboy up. Digging the chrome fork.
04-04-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,422
Posted By PugRider

Seconding all the Shimano endorsements here, I...

Seconding all the Shimano endorsements here, I also have a basic set of double-sided Wellgos I bought new a few years ago and they are great, too (the $25-ish ones, usually the cheapest Wellgos you...
04-03-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,640
Posted By PugRider

As someone who has long been on a vision quest...

As someone who has long been on a vision quest for a taller, decent-quality mixte, I'd say go for that Koga-Miyata. Beautiful frame there. You could compromise on the tire thing--I was a 25c diehard...
04-02-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 104,725
Posted By PugRider

Wow, grab that Panasonic. They made Schwinns for...

Wow, grab that Panasonic. They made Schwinns for years, so close enough!
03-31-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By PugRider

Love that color. Enjoy!

Love that color. Enjoy!
03-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By PugRider

I've had/worked on a few of these, they are very...

I've had/worked on a few of these, they are very nice bikes. Yes they will take a triple, other variants were offered as such. You'll need a triple derailleur, of course, and the bottom bracket...
03-05-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,015
Posted By PugRider

The new freewheel will work just fine. If your...

The new freewheel will work just fine. If your shifters are indexed for six speeds, and you have a new Shimano six speed freewheel, it will work.
02-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14,059
Views: 3,034,994
Posted By PugRider

I have those, they are great shoes. I brought...

I have those, they are great shoes. I brought them home with my Fuji in 2014. They're relegated to backup duty now, but I just had them on yesterday in fact. They are very comfy.
Forum: Northeast
02-25-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By PugRider

I've done it twice, but the weather has been...

I've done it twice, but the weather has been dreadful the past two years. It is an ABSOLUTE BLAST and I hope the weather holds out this year, at least temperature-wise. My wife and I do it. We make a...
02-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,015
Posted By PugRider

I dunno, looks like a freewheel to me. Shimano...

I dunno, looks like a freewheel to me. Shimano did briefly make some six speed freewheels--I worked on one for a friend's Univega. But you don't see them much. Photos can be deceiving, though. They...
02-18-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,015
Posted By PugRider

Once you get the freewheel off (Park tools FR-1,...

Once you get the freewheel off (Park tools FR-1, probably), it's not too far off from what you did with the pedals. You'll need cone wrenches (probably 13mm for the front, 15mm for the rear, but...
02-17-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58,556
Views: 8,571,765
Posted By PugRider

Nice time capsule-ish Bridgestone XO-5 for $40

Probably already gone, nothing more underrated than a nice, comfy early 90s steel hybrid.

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02-16-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9,341
Views: 906,688
Posted By PugRider

Thanks everyone, it was just the winter project...

Thanks everyone, it was just the winter project fix I needed. The handlebar tape, by the way, is “coffee” colored, from that bargain basement “Kingou” brand on Amazon. I had good luck on their...
02-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9,341
Views: 906,688
Posted By PugRider

Hey peeps, just figured I'd update you all on an...

Hey peeps, just figured I'd update you all on an '86 Ironman project I took on a few weeks ago.
Before:
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02-01-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 58,556
Views: 8,571,765
Posted By PugRider

"56-58cm" Bianchi Volpe, $90

https://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_2ROjOuxnvRn_1200x900.jpg
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/cambridge-bianchi-volpe-1997-cross/7067479940.html

I'm in no position to be adding to the...
02-01-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9,341
Views: 906,688
Posted By PugRider

Quick question as I'm nearing the...

Quick question as I'm nearing the put-it-all-back-together phase of my Ironman refurb. The "stepdown ferrule" or whatever it's called for the chainstay cable stop. I still have the original and will...
01-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By PugRider

I'm sure you're aware that if your new stem...

I'm sure you're aware that if your new stem doesn't have a brake cable housing hole you'll have to get a hanger for the headset or the fork. Not sure if that headset is 1-inch or 1 1/8.
01-26-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By PugRider

Awesome, make sure you post updates as you get...

Awesome, make sure you post updates as you get farther along. This bike's sibling, the drop-bar-equipped Tachyon, is on my grail-ish list. Sounds like you already know that people have had good luck...
01-25-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By PugRider

Super-simple and clean, and love the color. Enjoy!

Super-simple and clean, and love the color. Enjoy!
01-14-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9,341
Views: 906,688
Posted By PugRider

Yeah I'm intrigued by them, I think I'm going to...

Yeah I'm intrigued by them, I think I'm going to see if I can get the bearings sorted, and if that pans out, I may just keep my eyes open for parts etc. I'm an SPD mountain bike-style clipless rider,...
01-13-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9,341
Views: 906,688
Posted By PugRider

Haha I hear you. I will keep that in mind, and...

Haha I hear you. I will keep that in mind, and I’ll update as the project progresses. Yes it was CL; my guess it was a guy who had a line on someone who does basement clean outs or works at a...
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