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07-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By tricky

WhatTheDelromi , I much prefer flat or upright...

WhatTheDelromi , I much prefer flat or upright bars when commuting in traffic. It gives you better peripheral vision and you have quick access to the brakes. I had a drop bar mountain bike conversion...
07-02-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By tricky

Maybe this is a commission situation and the...

Maybe this is a commission situation and the owner wrote the listing? And I am surprised they aren't providing proof of provenance right off the bat.
07-02-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 313,875
Posted By tricky

Very cool. I came up mountain biking in this era...

Very cool. I came up mountain biking in this era so it's cool seeing this rig.
07-02-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,256
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Posted By tricky

So classy! It's my first time...

So classy!




It's my first time seeing Martini livery from Bianchi. So good!
07-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By tricky

Oh boy. I just moved apartments and I am...

Oh boy. I just moved apartments and I am painfully aware of the scale of my "inventory." And that's after getting ride of 3 bikes and/or frames, 2 wheelsets and some fenders.
07-01-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By tricky

Good, reasonably priced commuter tires: Panaracer...

Good, reasonably priced commuter tires: Panaracer Paselas PT
For the wheels and cassette, we'll need to know what's on the bike already.
Wheels: What's wrong with the wheels that are on the bike?...
06-29-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By tricky

Yeah, that's also what I was thinking regarding...

Yeah, that's also what I was thinking regarding how to measure the reach on these. Keep us updated on your progress. There isn't much info out there on upgrading u-brakes on vintage mountain bikes...
06-29-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By tricky

I replaced the Shimano U-Brake on my 87 Fisher...

I replaced the Shimano U-Brake on my 87 Fisher Hoo-koo-E-Koo with this and it worked well after I replaced the pads. https://www.modernbike.com/diatech-gordo-ad996tw-front-or-rear-black-u-brake

I...
06-26-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19,111
Views: 3,109,944
Posted By tricky

Those handlebars are making my head hurt. It's...

Those handlebars are making my head hurt. It's like non-cycling person tried to draw drop bars and those bars came to life. At first I thought they had been bent that way but the bend must be...
06-26-20, 04:53 PM
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Posted By tricky

That's pretty cool.

That's pretty cool.
06-26-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By tricky

This is a fun thread, thanks Randy. Keep it...

This is a fun thread, thanks Randy. Keep it comin. :)
06-25-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By tricky

Ah, you're in PDX? That (as you probably know)...

Ah, you're in PDX? That (as you probably know) increases your price point, but you also have a few co-ops down there that might still have some frames available.
06-25-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By tricky

I didn't agree with you on the GT MTB idea since...

I didn't agree with you on the GT MTB idea since those are becoming cult status, but I love this idea. :) There are 26" and 29" versions of Monocogs
06-25-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By tricky

Does anyone know if you can fix these light spots...

Does anyone know if you can fix these light spots with black shoe dye? Could be a good way to restore this a bit, but maybe that would stain your butt. .
06-25-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By tricky

Ah, ok. Good locking technique (around a frame...

Ah, ok. Good locking technique (around a frame tube), locking skewers/track nuts or a separate cable lock for the wheels and a quality u-lock and he should be fine.

Cheap option: move his fixed...
06-25-20, 04:03 PM
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Posted By tricky

Wow. No brakes. And how was he planning on...

Wow. No brakes. And how was he planning on installing that disc brake on a non-disc fork? Maybe he knew that cheezy fork was going to explode from the torque of that motor and as soon as he got out...
06-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By tricky

Why avoid the u-brake? They are a little more...

Why avoid the u-brake? They are a little more work, but if they come across a deal I don't think it should be a deal breaker. He might even be only running a front brake.
06-25-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By tricky

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel...

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel frame. Your options are to convert an old vintage higher end road bike or beefy frame (old Schwinn as mentioned above) or get him something like a...
06-25-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By tricky

BenPink There are a few comments in this thread...

BenPink There are a few comments in this thread about S. African Alpinas: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/697911-vintage-alpina-roadie-info.html

You can...
06-25-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By tricky

It looks like the results vary. This page has a...

It looks like the results vary. This page has a comparison. Pic below. TwinTurbo.NET: Nissan 300ZX forum - Re: Anyone have experience with chrome powder coating...
06-24-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By tricky

Early Specialized bikes have certainly crept up...

Early Specialized bikes have certainly crept up my list of desirable bikes. If I had room for a full on touring rig I would be keeping my eyes open for an early Spec touring bike. For now I'll...
06-23-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,357
Posted By tricky

Looking forward to that ride! That Sirrus had a...

Looking forward to that ride! That Sirrus had a compact double and ran a Wolftooth Roadlink on the rear to be able to shift a 34 tooth cassette. Tons of low gear. It was pretty great spinning Seattle...
06-22-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,463
Posted By tricky

cudak888 have you seen these QR fender adapters?...

cudak888 have you seen these QR fender adapters? I assume you have, but I didn't see them mentioned. They are less cludgy then c-clamps at least. Maybe they would fit with quick and dirty (but still...
06-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,357
Posted By tricky

Yeeesss! Awesome. I am so excited to see the...

Yeeesss! Awesome. I am so excited to see the final product. It's going to look so good. I just sold my Sirrus to free up space before my move. I am sad that you, RiddleOfSteel and I won't be able to...
06-17-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,474
Posted By tricky

Oh noooo! I feel your pain. It sucks spending so...

Oh noooo! I feel your pain. It sucks spending so much time on something to have it messed up by a mistake. If it makes you feel any better, your thread is one of the most impressive newbie threads...
06-17-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By tricky

Oh wow. Please tell me that's not a 57/58 and...

Oh wow. Please tell me that's not a 57/58 and that you aren't actually selling it.
06-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By tricky

You're right. It looks like it's more of a blue:...

You're right. It looks like it's more of a blue: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/920638-favorit-out-box-partial-build-fun.html
06-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By tricky

I always thought this group was cool in that 80's...

I always thought this group was cool in that 80's cool kind of way. GLWS
06-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By tricky

Looks great! Now go ahead and PM me with your...

Looks great! Now go ahead and PM me with your price for your old groupset. ;)
06-16-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By tricky

Will stop with the thread hijack after this, but...

Will stop with the thread hijack after this, but this would look cool. This is before cleaning up the image at all. I am considering ordering a sample. Wouldn't be the worst $30 I've spent.
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06-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By tricky

Those MUSA wheels are such a cool idea. What do...

Those MUSA wheels are such a cool idea. What do you think they weigh?
06-16-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By tricky

Sweet! Thank you! One step closer...

Sweet! Thank you! One step closer...
06-16-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By tricky

Now worries on the questions! We like helping...

Now worries on the questions! We like helping people keep these bikes running.

Quick note on terminology: the thread on style is called a freewheel. The newer style hub design where you slide the...
06-15-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By tricky

Minty, in more ways than one. :) It's...

Minty, in more ways than one. :)

It's low-end. Straight gauge tubing, one piece crank, stem shifters, steel wheels and it's from the bike boom era of the 70s. There isn't much value in it. That...
06-15-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By tricky

Will someone please put this box design on a...

Will someone please put this box design on a black tshirt so that I can buy it?
06-15-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By tricky

I love it when these Communist Bloc bikes show up...

I love it when these Communist Bloc bikes show up here. The construction and design seem so reflective of that place and time.
06-15-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By tricky

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many...

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many Kabukis around here lately. Think we could get some higher quality photos?
06-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By tricky

JayPoorJay , you can get new wheels for...

JayPoorJay , you can get new wheels for reasonably cheap. Or at least cheaper than pretty much anything Porsche or Jag. :) Chrome wheels are heavy and the braking surface is suboptimal. The bike will...
06-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,322
Posted By tricky

Frame and Fork

Frame and Fork
06-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By tricky

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly...

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly influenced by C&V. They have that strong Schwinn and Waterford connection by nature of still being owned by the Schwinn family. I really want a Hyper-X...
06-10-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By tricky

Oof. Did the spokes eat the derailleur? ...

Oof. Did the spokes eat the derailleur?

Caveat emptor, I know very little about metallurgy or frame repair, but I've seen some folks on here say that you can heat up dropouts and bend them back...
06-10-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,298
Posted By tricky

What a let down! I would have thought campy stuff...

What a let down! I would have thought campy stuff these days was pretty robust. From what Choke said it sounds like they fixed it in newer models at least. That's sadly no consolation for you though.
06-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,322
Posted By tricky

what everyone else said! And if you could likely...

what everyone else said! And if you could likely sell it again for the same price you paid then all the more reason to feel good about the purchase.
06-10-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,262
Posted By tricky

Don't repaint it if you are wanting to get the...

Don't repaint it if you are wanting to get the biggest bang for your buck once you sell it. There isn't much value in mass produced vintage mountain bikes. The exception for your frame might be if...
06-10-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,262
Posted By tricky

Small batch and custom mountain bikes began being...

Small batch and custom mountain bikes began being produced in the late 70's. Mass manufacture began in the early 80s. Your 90's MTB is relatively late in the game! :)
06-10-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By tricky

bvachon29 I used to have one of these but I...

bvachon29 I used to have one of these but I received it as frame only. Do you have the rims that have holes in them that show the rim strip? Those are such a cool unique feature of the stock build...
06-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By tricky

Side note, but how do you find the user's...

Side note, but how do you find the user's gallery? I can't seem to find a way to search in the forum UI.
06-10-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tricky

Would stronger = stiffer? I have a technomic and...

Would stronger = stiffer? I have a technomic and it was great when I was riding a size too small, but I remember it being flexy.
06-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tricky

Had to look that up. Sounds like it's a lighter,...

Had to look that up. Sounds like it's a lighter, more expensive version of the technomic.
06-10-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tricky

Ah, yes, I was only considering saddle to bar...

Ah, yes, I was only considering saddle to bar drop and not reach. I gotcha now; dropping the stem would indeed increase reach.



I like it! It has shades of Ofmega Mistral.
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