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10-20-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By madpogue

Time to post your bike here -...

Time to post your bike here - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/639874-show-me-your-classic-orange-colored-bikes.html
10-19-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,632,762
Posted By katsup

I ended up finding my fiance the perfect bike a...

I ended up finding my fiance the perfect bike a few weeks ago. It's a 1989 Trek 970 and it gets bonus points for being her desired colors.

Seller's Photo (before)...
10-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By Kdogbikes

Nice bike. I let mine go this spring in a purge...

Nice bike. I let mine go this spring in a purge to get to fewer bikes. I did keep the comphy vetta saddle though....
10-19-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By belacqua

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This one is solid. '87 I think, hi-ten tubeset.
10-19-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,632,762
Posted By Jp42

Lotus Pegasus

1988 (?) Lotus Pegasus

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10-19-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By billnuke1

Two(2) screws! Put levers away somewhere...

Two(2) screws! Put levers away somewhere...
10-19-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.h...

https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html
10-16-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By squirtdad

marantz for the win

marantz for the win
10-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By hokiefyd

These "Turbo" style saddles are really crowned in...

These "Turbo" style saddles are really crowned in the center, and drop off on the sides, where you need sit bone support. I find these types of saddles really uncomfortable because my personal items...
10-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By noobinsf

In addition to the great advice you've received...

In addition to the great advice you've received about saddle height and angle, make sure you pay attention to saddle width as well. It could mean the difference between feeling neutral and...
10-11-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By madpogue

So I'd say that relatively long reach stem works...

So I'd say that relatively long reach stem works in your favor. As said above, a taller stem will start pushing the bar back, which your long torso won't like. Your last pic shows the saddle a little...
10-10-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By slow_runner

Here is the thing with levels, especially the...

Here is the thing with levels, especially the garden non-calibrated variety, they are often 'out'. Hook and others will be aware of what I am speaking. A long base level will give a more accurate...
10-09-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been shimming TTT and other 26.0 bars with...

I've been shimming TTT and other 26.0 bars with soda can shims for Cinelli stems for many years.

Ben
10-09-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By mechanicmatt

I went to an 80cm Nitto Technomic with a Nitto...

I went to an 80cm Nitto Technomic with a Nitto noodle bar. Changed everything for me.

Whatever you do trial your new setup without wrapping handlebar tape. You can clear tape the brake housing...
10-09-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By Slightspeed

+1 on the Nitto Technohomic stem. I wish I was...

+1 on the Nitto Technohomic stem. I wish I was pushing 60, instead of being the wrong side of 70. I have ridden this Legnano since new in '64. Back in the day there was more bike and less me. I hated...
10-09-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By Soody

VO Tourist. ...

VO Tourist.
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10-09-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By Soody

Those are bullhorns also if the bullhorns or...

Those are bullhorns
also if the bullhorns or pursuit bars have a sweep up at the end then you can use your road levers with them fine. I did that for a while (below)
It's cool, but hardly more...
10-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By Soody

most moustache bars will work fine with road...

most moustache bars will work fine with road levers on the bend. many have a drop and so you can mount them upside down and get a rise. you can shim the clamp if it's 25.4 and you want to re-use your...
10-09-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By thumpism

I had given away my Technomic by the time I got...

I had given away my Technomic by the time I got this bike so went with a quill adapter and a riser threadless stem.

Hmm...can't upload an image right now but the setup has given me about 2" of...
10-09-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By ThermionicScott

Try yoga. A few folks in the 50+ forum are riding...

Try yoga. A few folks in the 50+ forum are riding as low as ever. :thumb:
10-09-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By rjhammett

I am a bit older than you. I have the bars turned...

I am a bit older than you. I have the bars turned up a bit so the bottom of the bars aren't parallel to the ground like in the photo. It helps some. I am riding with my hands up on the hoods 99% of...
10-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,442
Posted By noobinsf

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A dirt drop stem is also a possibility. This pic is...
10-08-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By tom woodruff

I have one! Bought frameset new in '75 or so, was...

I have one! Bought frameset new in '75 or so, was "gray market" import, without head badge. Same Nervex lugs, out of the box, very good road geometry, have done many miles on this one!
09-27-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By le mans

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09-27-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By WizardOfBoz

OR a chicken coop, if that works. :)

OR a chicken coop, if that works. :)
09-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a really nice looking bike for 20 bucks! ...

That's a really nice looking bike for 20 bucks! Great score.
09-26-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By squirtdad

think about investing in new brake pads for...

think about investing in new brake pads for improved stopping...kool stop brand


To make it look cleaner..... maybe black cables but certainly cable clamps instead of zip ties ...
09-23-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13,705
Views: 2,796,824
Posted By quattroG

that classic bike matches your classic Stereo...

that classic bike matches your classic Stereo gear :) I have similar :)
09-18-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By TugaDude

Projects like this can take a number of...

Projects like this can take a number of directions depending upon how much work you want to put into it. If you want to, you can use the existing rear wheel but if you want to go with the option of...
09-18-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,027
Posted By 52telecaster

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Bob jackson world tourist. Pioneer pl115d. Th preamp is a little tc 754...
09-18-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By ollo_ollo

Congrats! Some bikes are too rare, fancy, or...

Congrats! Some bikes are too rare, fancy, or special in some way to be ridden much. This one just wants to go fast and far. Don
09-17-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,027
Posted By thinktubes

The Nonesuch Brandenburg is one of my favs.

The Nonesuch Brandenburg is one of my favs.
09-17-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By AngryFrankie

On top of all of that, I think you'll find that...

On top of all of that, I think you'll find that the frame is built with Suntour Pro dropouts. Nice find for you!
09-17-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By tricky

If this is your favorite (or only bike), then...

If this is your favorite (or only bike), then your pic qualifies for the "Your favorite bike in front of your favourite turntable" thread. :)...
09-17-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By '02 nrs

$140. 3 color fade.

thats w/out media blasting but with chemical dip.Serotta has a metallic clearcoat.no disappointments with H&H powdercoating,fenton,mich. who else can do a...
09-17-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By ollo_ollo

These were good bikes. Found one in the Olympia...

These were good bikes. Found one in the Olympia WA Goodwill, dirty with flat tires, so priced like all the other dept store BSO's. But had Chrome moly tubing, axle adj screws and rode nice.

Made...
09-17-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By thinktubes

If it fits, that's a deal.

If it fits, that's a deal.
09-15-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By arex

Like others have said, be SURE that the shop...

Like others have said, be SURE that the shop knows how to do bikes. I've been really lucky in finding an excellent shop right off the bat...their attention to detail was very evident. I've seen...
09-15-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By nlerner

I've paid anywhere from $75 to around $300 for...

I've paid anywhere from $75 to around $300 for powder coating in the Boston area. There are plenty of shops that'll do it, but fewer that have experience with bicycles.
09-15-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By RamAlaRag

Olympia, WA. From an email with a powder...

Olympia, WA.

From an email with a powder coat shop that frequently does bikes:

"Without knowing the color or if were doing a clear or even what clear if we do it's hard to say. The cost can...
09-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By jeirvine

Baltimore: $150 for frame/fork, including careful...

Baltimore: $150 for frame/fork, including careful blasting and proper thread masking.
Custom Powder Coating, Performance Coatings | Baltimore, MD |Powdercoat Finishes (http://powdercoatfinishes.com/)
09-15-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By cheffyjay

$100-125 is a good deal (with sandblasting). ...

$100-125 is a good deal (with sandblasting). Lots of places charge more. Be prepared to chase some threads on the bottom bracket and to file a little to get the headset back in, the powder is...
09-14-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sequim, Wa - $135 blast/powdercoat (edit: this...

Sequim, Wa - $135 blast/powdercoat (edit: this includes the required masking to make sure I wouldn't have any thread-chasing to do.) It's a completely different level from rattle can. I've done one...
09-14-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Manny66

Here in the L.A. area, powdercoating a frame will...

Here in the L.A. area, powdercoating a frame will run about $60 to $100. That includes sand blasting.

If you have pantoraphing or chrome sections you MUST make sure that they undestand not to...
09-14-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By mstateglfr

Powder will last longest and look best. ...

Powder will last longest and look best.
spray.bike will last second longest and look second best.
Rattle can will last shortest and look worst.


Rattle can look good, but the nature of the...
09-14-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Reynolds 531

To be honest, the new Krylon colors and formulas...

To be honest, the new Krylon colors and formulas from WalMart are insane.
09-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Iron Horse

I have done a lot of powder coating to old single...

I have done a lot of powder coating to old single speeds that were more rust than color. Frame and fork ran me from $100 up. Add fenders and a chainguard, close to $200. This pricing is in Wichita,...
09-14-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Not weird. Very cool. :thumb:

Not weird.
Very cool.
:thumb:
09-14-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By unworthy1

for some reason (I have a theory) there's nearly...

for some reason (I have a theory) there's nearly always some "rust bloom" that grows underneath the clear. Often it's the infamous "spiderweb" variety but upshot is if you live in any climate other...
09-14-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Homebrew01

Probably best to clean oils & salts off the frame...

Probably best to clean oils & salts off the frame first, so you don't get any little rust spots showing through the clear coat.
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