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08-20-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,840
Posted By ryansu

I think you will sleep well at night OP good...

I think you will sleep well at night OP good decision and thoughtful process to determine what the best course of action was, some old folks might call that wisdom :D
08-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,971
Posted By ryansu

Looking like a sweet ride riverdrifter, the...

Looking like a sweet ride riverdrifter, the handlebar tape looks good btw, nice that you have it road worthy with so much good weather still left. Some people love that Vetta saddle. I was not a fan...
08-19-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,932
Posted By ryansu

Interesting read as I am thining my herd too this...

Interesting read as I am thining my herd too this summer, I have sent 3 bike out the door, and have two more listed on CL. And finally one down to the frame for a refurb so I can get it back together...
08-19-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,127
Posted By ryansu

While autographing his book for a fan running...

While autographing his book for a fan running along side him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LR4c8hGibI
08-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,005
Posted By ryansu

Your knee runs the risk of straight up imploding...

Your knee runs the risk of straight up imploding ...like the death star at the end of Star Wars. YMMV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atTMntTYEb8
08-18-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By ryansu

Nice score, I love it when patience pays off. I...

Nice score, I love it when patience pays off. I have one of those mirrors on a Trek 420 I am refurbishing, haven't rode with it yet but I hear good things. I had an 86 Schwinn Passage, the little...
08-17-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By ryansu

I was introduced to Gimondi by watching the...

I was introduced to Gimondi by watching the classic Jorgen Leth Giro d'Italia documentary Stars and Water Carriers Giomondi in his Champion of Italy jersey, Always seemed like a Classy rider. RIP...
08-12-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By ryansu

Bike Works Co-Op has a new star

And his name is Dfrost. Nicely done sir

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1FN6VlAI9u/?igshid=1vqw3zmc0fg8s
08-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,971
Posted By ryansu

I never encountered a goat head until I did some...

I never encountered a goat head until I did some riding in Central WA (Wenatchee) and I was on a paved bike trial! I can see why you would want tires to stand up to those beasties. Good luck with the...
08-08-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By ryansu

+1 on straightening the bars, sorry OCD kicking...

+1 on straightening the bars, sorry OCD kicking in, nice find OP
08-07-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14,031
Views: 1,263,041
Posted By ryansu

DQRider vintage bike, great trail on a gorgeous...

DQRider vintage bike, great trail on a gorgeous day and a great diner to begin and end with -what's not to like?
08-06-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 579,888
Posted By ryansu

Finally finished my 1992 Specialized Allez Sport,...

Finally finished my 1992 Specialized Allez Sport, I really wanted it to fit but a 56cm is just a might too small. Someday I will find a 58.
...
08-04-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,828
Posted By ryansu

Infinity 5000 group from my 1987 Nishiki Cresta...

Infinity 5000 group from my 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_2822_0ef30747f5c81b67675b678dc2a72843b31146d5.jpg

As Found Shifters...
08-01-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,971
Posted By ryansu

First off nice find OP! I found a 87 520 for the...

First off nice find OP! I found a 87 520 for the clunker challenge (dumb luck) and its going to get the spa treatment soon. For BB repair I found BF member RandyJawa's site very helpful -here...
08-01-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,218
Posted By ryansu

Hey some of us odd sized folks (long body short...

Hey some of us odd sized folks (long body short legs) need #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) and #6...
07-29-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By ryansu

SunTour - well played. No one is going to notice,...

SunTour - well played. No one is going to notice, well except for the sharp eyed bike nerds on BF but I am guessing that the SunTour FD will run flawlessly for years which, for me, beats all original...
07-24-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By ryansu

I was aware of Greg at that time but didn't...

I was aware of Greg at that time but didn't really follow until he who must not be named started winning, but going back and watching highlights and reading the book and watching the documentary...
07-14-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By ryansu

I tend to deal with my long torso by going up a...

I tend to deal with my long torso by going up a size and having a very snug stand over as Bill said, I have a 30 inch inseam but am 5' 10" and ride mostly 58 cm bikes so I can get the TT length I...
07-14-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By ryansu

1969 When Eddy won ALL the Jerseys and then...

1969 When Eddy won ALL the Jerseys and then probably 86 Slaying the Badger ...
07-13-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By ryansu

As SurferRosa mentioned 27" tires are readily...

As SurferRosa mentioned 27" tires are readily available, don't believe anyone who says they are scarce, just look at Amazon and Bike tires direct and see for yourself. Another option for a used...
07-08-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,932
Posted By ryansu

Murry Missile purging feels good and gives you...

Murry Missile purging feels good and gives you room to find new treasures. In the last month I have sold a; Bianchi Ibex (2018 clunker Challenge) Schwinn LeTour and just sold a mid 80s Novara...
06-30-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By ryansu

Yikes, my brother once sold what he thought was...

Yikes, my brother once sold what he thought was an excess family bike at a garage sale that he later realized his wife thought of it as hers. Opps! Fortunately he brother is a bike geek and he...
06-29-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,082
Posted By ryansu

The crew at the end of day one, carbo loading and...

The crew at the end of day one, carbo loading and hydrating.....

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5632_f604e9a32c068ca9f30d3489399dd365aa7855b9.jpg
06-29-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By ryansu

Amen on the vice, I actually have one but its at...

Amen on the vice, I actually have one but its at the old house that my ex and my daughter live in and in an Apt there is no room for one but some day I will have one again. I think RJ has posted...
06-26-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By ryansu

The only drawback to sticking with 27" wheels, is...

The only drawback to sticking with 27" wheels, is that 27x1-1/4" is the only size tire available um no. Panaracer makes Paselas in 27x 1 1/4 (32cm) 27 x 1 1/8 (28c) and 27 x 1 (25c). Swift (also...
06-26-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13,514
Views: 2,717,132
Posted By ryansu

I saved it from lingering on CL, 1993 Rock hopper...

I saved it from lingering on CL, 1993 Rock hopper Comp, it was missing a drive side crank bolt (replaced out of parts bin) and only 3 of 7 gears work -3x3 -but I am hoping to bring them all back....
06-24-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13,514
Views: 2,717,132
Posted By ryansu

Not just a centurion but an Ironman! check out...

Not just a centurion but an Ironman! check out their own special thread here https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/767379-post-your-centurion-ironman-love-80s-paint-jobs.html
06-23-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,685
Posted By ryansu

(rider) Scotty I need more Power! (Pedal...

(rider) Scotty I need more Power!
(Pedal Assist) I'm giving her all she's got Captain, if I push it any harder the whole thing 'll blow!
06-22-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By ryansu

Nice bike OP. Btw if a 7 speed mega range is too...

Nice bike OP. Btw if a 7 speed mega range is too wide to fit they do make a 6 speed - picture attached to show how I know - went through this in March. If you need a new chain I recommend A SRAM PC...
06-16-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 106,091
Posted By ryansu

Walked by this Vintage inspired Riv Homer Hilsen...

Walked by this Vintage inspired Riv Homer Hilsen the other day at my local Coffee shop, always liked those but I can get a whole fleet of C&V for the cost of the frame:D I did test ride its little...
06-14-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,875
Posted By ryansu

The Man won one tour while racing against most of...

The Man won one tour while racing against most of his own freaking team (Slaying the Badger (https://www.velopress.com/books/slaying-the-badger/)) and one with bird shot pellets still in his body,...
06-10-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By ryansu

time capsule -nice score OP

time capsule -nice score OP
06-06-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,976
Posted By ryansu

Nice Centurion OP lost out on one like that a few...

Nice Centurion OP lost out on one like that a few years ago but came up with a Nishiki Cresta GT, I might suggest doing a shorter tour first as a shake down which should help you figure out what...
06-05-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By ryansu

People did in fact ride bikes with shifters...

People did in fact ride bikes with shifters mounted on the down tube for a number of decades and still do....that being said make the bike comfortable for you or find one that is already set up in a...
06-01-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By ryansu

Nice job OP looks like the perfect getting around...

Nice job OP looks like the perfect getting around town bike, I refurbed a french market Peugeot Mixte for my girl a few years back. She doesn't like me posting pictures of her on the web, despite her...
06-01-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By ryansu

I used to read Kents ...

I used to read Kents (http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/)bike blog and as a seller of bikes he often encountered the situation of the guy wanting to buy a bike for his GF so they could ride together but...
05-30-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 650,372
Posted By ryansu

I lucked into this 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus at the...

I lucked into this 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus at the co-op for $75 just in time for the Clunker Challenge and now that I completed the 100 k the bike will get some down time before its gets the Spa...
05-30-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 650,372
Posted By ryansu

This is the Mark II version of the bike in thread...

This is the Mark II version of the bike in thread 2045 (https://www.bikeforums.net/20571155-post2045.html) A 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, I had a crash in March that bent the forks which gugie was kind...
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By ryansu

Thank god its a 56 and not my size or I might do...

Thank god its a 56 and not my size or I might do something stupid. Very nice find OP but then you know that. For some reason I am hearing Hendrix
05-30-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,697
Posted By ryansu

Sweet ride ! looking forward to more pics as it...

Sweet ride ! looking forward to more pics as it gets finished
05-27-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,252
Posted By ryansu

After I discovered steel frames didn't jack...

After I discovered steel frames didn't jack hammer me over my local crumbling streets the way my 99 Cannondale R800 did I then stumbled onto the Riv site and lusted heavily over the lugged frames, I...
05-24-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,894
Posted By ryansu

Its not a purse its European! (same Seinfeld)

Its not a purse its European! (same Seinfeld)
05-22-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By ryansu

I bleeping hate those things. I gleefully scrap...

I bleeping hate those things. I gleefully scrap them as I did last weekend while overhauling the front hub of the 87 LeTour that I am refurbing for sale. I, like most 10 year olds, can operate a...
05-21-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,301
Posted By ryansu

Ok its not vintage as a 2009 frame but its steel,...

Ok its not vintage as a 2009 frame but its steel, I built up it from a frameset, it has a bar end shifter -its a 1x9- in friction mode, a B.17 and Nitto Rando bars, yes I am reaching. My workhorse...
05-17-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By ryansu

+1 on fit, and give some thought to where and how...

+1 on fit, and give some thought to where and how you might use the bike, pavement, hills, gravel, errands, commuting, bar hoping??. As someone said above Old mountain bikes (rigid forks not...
05-17-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7,181
Views: 620,762
Posted By ryansu

Platforms for the win! Nearly all my rides are...

Platforms for the win! Nearly all my rides are sneaker equipped no more speedplay's or SPDs or clips and straps and oddly no more knee pain, or tight shoes or clopping around off the bike. I'm slow...
05-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,398
Posted By ryansu

As bugs would say You're getting warmer doc...

As bugs would say You're getting warmer doc finally got in a ride that wasn't a short errand, 14 km bringing me to 80 km total. Called my Mom to wish her Happy Mothers day and hit the road.
...
05-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,617
Posted By ryansu

As others have said welcome. I used to worship at...

As others have said welcome. I used to worship at the altar of speed and thought the only bike worth having was a high zoot road race bike. I was in the look down crowd. Then one day I realized being...
05-07-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,999
Posted By ryansu

Nice find OP, I was only ever asymmetrically...

Nice find OP, I was only ever asymmetrically opposed to Treks, picked up an 87 520 Cirrus for the clunker challenge this year.
...
05-06-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 28,140
Posted By ryansu

Full disclosure the bike came with me by car this...

Full disclosure the bike came with me by car this morning, I am about 25 miles one way from work with disjointed bike paths/lanes etc. through a major urban area, and mostly I am in lousy shape ...
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