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07-08-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
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: 308
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: 164
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: 58
Views: 2,702
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: 58
Views: 2,702
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: 400
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: 1,126
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: 1,536
Views: 645,609
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: 418
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: 1,130
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: 1,130
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: 1,130
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: 3,121
Views: 2,682,072
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: 8
Views: 257
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: 324
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: 7,236
Views: 1,850,830
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: 361
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: 3,067
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: 96
Views: 4,594
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: 415
Views: 96,713
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: 361
Posted By PugRider

Love that color. Enjoy!

Love that color. Enjoy!
03-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
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: 68
Views: 3,003
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: 13,949
Views: 2,973,121
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: 651
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: 68
Views: 3,003
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: 68
Views: 3,003
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: 56,918
Views: 8,193,606
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.

https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_asgi4kFCF47_1200x900.jpg
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02-16-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 843,406
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: 8,958
Views: 843,406
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:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49376264506_afb38d2e94_k.jpg...
02-01-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 56,918
Views: 8,193,606
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: 8,958
Views: 843,406
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: 539
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: 539
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: 369
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: 8,958
Views: 843,406
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: 8,958
Views: 843,406
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...
01-13-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 843,406
Posted By PugRider

Thanks, I will say it's nice not to have to deal...

Thanks, I will say it's nice not to have to deal with oddball colors--looks to be just red and white. Before getting back into bikes I was a pretty rabid scale model enthusiast, so may have some...
01-13-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 843,406
Posted By PugRider

Yeah I couldn't quite tell with the sizing. Just...

Yeah I couldn't quite tell with the sizing. Just seemed weird to have center to top of seat tube (I said seatpost earlier, I meant seat tube) be exactly 55.8 and have them round down to 54 instead of...
01-13-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 843,406
Posted By PugRider

Cool, 86 it is. I will say the Dia-Compe levers...

Cool, 86 it is. I will say the Dia-Compe levers and hoods are in great shape. Thanks for the offer on the pedals; I may try to tinker around with these, I was scanning Ebay last night and saw they...
01-12-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 843,406
Posted By PugRider

Yeah I haven’t gone too deep down the Ironman...

Yeah I haven’t gone too deep down the Ironman rabbit hole yet, but that sounds close.
being a 6 speed I figured 85. Can’t wait to ride it!
01-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 843,406
Posted By PugRider

Picked up this Ironman yesterday for $30. I'm not...

Picked up this Ironman yesterday for $30. I'm not usually one to haggle, he was initially asking for $50 but the more I looked the more issues I noticed. It's my first Centurion. It seems to be...
12-18-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By PugRider

You didn't put a foot wrong with this project....

You didn't put a foot wrong with this project. Stunning. Enjoy!
11-26-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,361
Posted By PugRider

The good thing is if you find (and you might) the...

The good thing is if you find (and you might) the new threadless stem too long, it's much easier to switch it out; you can keep everything on the handlebars intact. I've had a few of those Treks, I...
11-11-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 426,614
Posted By PugRider

Not really. There was a notched headset wrench...

Not really. There was a notched headset wrench for it, similar to a bottom bracket tool. But you can finagle it, using a Channel-lock or get it started with a light tap counter clockwise with a hole...
Forum: Northeast
10-19-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By PugRider

Went up there for the first time about a month...

Went up there for the first time about a month ago. Insanely good time, even though it's way above my head. Makes me want a full-suspension beast.
10-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By PugRider

Whoa, impressive! Love the DIY-ing that goes on...

Whoa, impressive! Love the DIY-ing that goes on around here.
10-17-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By PugRider

Ha! Small world! That rack/bag setup is EXACTLY...

Ha! Small world! That rack/bag setup is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Do you remember what brand pannier that is?
10-11-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By PugRider

Thanks--yeah, at one point I had a sweet Ritchey...

Thanks--yeah, at one point I had a sweet Ritchey quill stem mocked up but it was too long and I loved the matching color.

No issues whatsoever with the rings. The 48t outer is a Sugino ring; the...
10-11-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By PugRider

Shogun Metro AT winter/rain bike

Hi everybody, I'm about three or four builds behind in showing off here lol, but I have been having a blast riding this early 90s Shogun Metro AT hybrid I converted to drop bars. It was stripped down...
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