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02-01-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 54,935
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Posted By norcalmike

I have one and it is a nice ride

I have one and it is a nice ride
01-19-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13,843
Views: 2,906,731
Posted By norcalmike

This poor Jim Merz Allez has seen better days but...

This poor Jim Merz Allez has seen better days but I think I can save it.
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01-19-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 243,430
Posted By norcalmike

Some rascal put shimano aero levers on my 85...

Some rascal put shimano aero levers on my 85 Allez.
I have to right a wrong...
01-18-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By norcalmike

Someone scored a killer deal and may make a few...

Someone scored a killer deal and may make a few bucks.
Good for them.
01-18-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,528
Posted By norcalmike

They are!

They are!
01-17-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,528
Posted By norcalmike

the generations that can appreciate bikes of the...

the generations that can appreciate bikes of the 70s and 80s are now in their 40s 50s and 60s. collections are downsizing and more C&V bikes are coming out of the woodwork through the many online...
01-16-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By norcalmike

my understanding was trouble keeping up with...

my understanding was trouble keeping up with production. They needed help
01-13-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By norcalmike

bummer. Michelin classics fit great. Those...

bummer.
Michelin classics fit great. Those panaracers are cool
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01-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54,935
Views: 7,806,084
Posted By norcalmike

Super cool bike. I wish it was more of a bargain....

Super cool bike. I wish it was more of a bargain.
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/d/santa-rosa-20-vintage-1986-specialized/7054472458.html
...
01-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 180,737
Posted By norcalmike

Neil talks about his cycling adventures and the...

Neil talks about his cycling adventures and the book he wrote about it here.

Watch "Obsessed - An Interview with Neil Peart" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/74fZvDQy06c
01-12-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,484
Posted By norcalmike

For a Mt. bike drop bar conversion ...

For a Mt. bike drop bar conversion
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01-12-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By norcalmike

They shouldn't have recorded and posted it

They shouldn't have recorded and posted it
01-11-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By norcalmike

I'd hit that

I'd hit that
01-09-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,484
Posted By norcalmike

I didn't think I'd find them. ...

I didn't think I'd find them.
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01-07-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By norcalmike

I have a soft spot for them. The first new bike I...

I have a soft spot for them. The first new bike I ever bought myself was an 89 Hardrock Comp in magenta and white. It was stolen 18 months later:(
01-05-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By norcalmike

There's another thread here from 2010 I found...

There's another thread here from 2010 I found from googling 1983 stumpjumper. It was new in the box and had suntour mountech derailleurs. It was a sport.
01-05-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18,599
Views: 3,008,843
Posted By norcalmike

That reminds me of the time i bought a tandem for...

That reminds me of the time i bought a tandem for my wife and I.
It took one ride and it was for sale.
Where ever your marriage is headed, a tandem bike will take you there.
01-04-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By norcalmike

Handy to secure front wheel to frame on the stand...

Handy to secure front wheel to frame on the stand of course
01-04-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,988
Posted By norcalmike

Scrap? Never heard of it

Scrap? Never heard of it
01-04-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54,935
Views: 7,806,084
Posted By norcalmike

Andre Bertin track bike $300

I dont know anytjing about this but it looks cool
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/d/san-jose-andre-bertin-track-bike/7049759055.html
...
01-02-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 779,235
Posted By norcalmike

Any love for the 84 turbo I picked up tonight for...

Any love for the 84 turbo I picked up tonight for a cool 100?
It's really clean and in original condition sans tires and seat.
just the ad pic now. It's in my trunk at work....
01-01-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 54,935
Views: 7,806,084
Posted By norcalmike

Thanks ROS. I did message him. Funny, I don't...

Thanks ROS. I did message him.
Funny, I don't have a FB account either but my dog does..LOL. I messaged him through there.
Hope he replies. I asked for just the frame
01-01-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,862
Posted By norcalmike

our local co op is 5 per hour suggested donation...

our local co op is 5 per hour suggested donation or 75 year membership.
01-01-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,862
Posted By norcalmike

Price, product, service. 3 main factors in any...

Price, product, service.
3 main factors in any business.
pick any 2 will lead to success.
12-31-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 779,235
Posted By norcalmike

I love them. I found the yellow one a couple...

I love them. I found the yellow one a couple years ago on the bay. I remember it being pretty cheap too.
My 86 peloton still has the stock white one.
I have 2 others on the shelf. One I bought...
12-31-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By norcalmike

I bought this mid 80s Novara A-T at Goodwill a...

I bought this mid 80s Novara A-T at Goodwill a few months ago. It was 37 bucks so I figured why not?
early Novaras were pretty decent bikes.
I can't bring myself to get rid of it....
12-30-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By norcalmike

Don't forget the before and after pics. We're...

Don't forget the before and after pics.
We're gonna need to see those
12-30-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By norcalmike

The sticker on the seat tube should say Japan or...

The sticker on the seat tube should say Japan or Taiwan. My 88 Allez in made in Japan but my 88 stumpjumper and 89 Hardrock Comp is Taiwan.
I have an 89 catalog If you need any info but I believe...
12-30-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,682
Posted By norcalmike

Only took 8 years to get the pic. Not bad:foo:

Only took 8 years to get the pic.
Not bad:foo:
12-29-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7,072
Views: 1,754,323
Posted By norcalmike

My latest addition to the 80s specialized...

My latest addition to the 80s specialized collection.
88 stumpjumper in great shape. Due for a refresh but all original deore group and specialized rims.
I love those bright colors...
12-28-19, 05:32 AM
12-24-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,072
Views: 1,754,323
Posted By norcalmike

I've been looking for a multicolor Hardrock Comp...

I've been looking for a multicolor Hardrock Comp for a while for sentimental reasons.
Good will outlet today. 12 bucks.
MERRRY CHRISTMAS.
Its a bit rough but solid....
12-23-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,599
Posted By norcalmike

You shouldn't have to explain or justify anything...

You shouldn't have to explain or justify anything with this bike. Though you know showing it off in the forums is going to bring out the ney sayers.
looks to me as if you took an old crappy frame...
12-23-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,589
Posted By norcalmike

Oh I forgot my 88 as well ...

Oh I forgot my 88 as well
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12-23-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,599
Posted By norcalmike

Turned out great! I love your spray jig.

Turned out great! I love your spray jig.
12-21-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,014
Posted By norcalmike

Mostly home improvement but my latest toys are a...

Mostly home improvement but my latest toys are a couple of vespa p200e scooters.
I love those old metal scoots with a 4 speed and a 2 stroke....
12-16-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 779,235
Posted By norcalmike

His and hers MVs Thanks to the forums for...

His and hers MVs
Thanks to the forums for leading me to both of these.
They both need a refresh but they are both super clean and mostly original.
I just pulled hers out of the shipping box and...
12-16-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 36,824
Posted By norcalmike

All parts collected for a mostly correct build. ...

All parts collected for a mostly correct build.
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12-15-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54,935
Views: 7,806,084
Posted By norcalmike

This is cool. Bike in a box. ...

This is cool. Bike in a box.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254444274990
...
12-13-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,061
Posted By norcalmike

Heck ya I want to see a build thread

Heck ya I want to see a build thread
12-13-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,544
Posted By norcalmike

Picked this 86 Super Sport up recently. I like...

Picked this 86 Super Sport up recently. I like the black and red. Hoping the Co-op has a fork that fits.
I have a bunch of late 80s 600 and 105 stuff in the box. I'm gonna pick the worst I have....
12-12-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By norcalmike

Miyatas and Centurions. my kind of room.

Miyatas and Centurions.
my kind of room.
12-11-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,484
Posted By norcalmike

Almost 35 years since I've seen this. Goodwill...

Almost 35 years since I've seen this.
Goodwill DVDs are cheap online.
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12-11-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,544
Posted By norcalmike

So far this is exactly what I was thinking. ...

So far this is exactly what I was thinking.
nice!
12-10-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By norcalmike

looks like a that's the original wheel that can...

looks like a that's the original wheel that can reclaim it's freewheel
12-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 779,235
Posted By norcalmike

Thanks to cb400bill for posting this. My wife and...

Thanks to cb400bill for posting this. My wife and I will now have matching MVs.
on it's way to CA now....
12-08-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By norcalmike

I had the same color and model 400 for years. I...

I had the same color and model 400 for years. I loved that bike
As far as close to tender parts. how close? That's a small frame and should give you plenty of clearance at 5"7'
How are your...
12-08-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,484
Posted By norcalmike

i do now but when i didnt, i ended up marring a...

i do now but when i didnt, i ended up marring a lock ring on another 600 headset I had.
EVen though I used a rag, the channel locks left marks because it was on there tight.
I do not know if this...
12-08-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,696
Posted By norcalmike

Great post! I too have been buying and selling...

Great post!
I too have been buying and selling on eBay for 18 years.
things I've learned on both ends.
ship fast and include tracking.
pack well to avoid damage.
be honest and take closeups....
12-07-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By norcalmike

Steel is real. nice save!

Steel is real.
nice save!
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