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09-14-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,208
Posted By FZ1Tom

No doubt a cost versus benefit thing, as I only...

No doubt a cost versus benefit thing, as I only have 3 bikes at the moment. I traded my car for a motorcycle, so now the only way I can take delivery of bikes, or wheels for that matter, is to strap...
09-13-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,302
Posted By FZ1Tom

I'm just venting here, but apparently this...

I'm just venting here, but apparently this character has his bike for sale on both ebay and CL. Not only did I have those 2 ebay deals go south on me (and I still get a nosebleed just thinking about...
09-12-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,505
Posted By FZ1Tom

I'd take them off on grounds of aesthetics, but...

I'd take them off on grounds of aesthetics, but DON'T throw them away. I'd think that even vintage tack-ons might help a bike's value down the road. Of course, if you have a hoarding issue to begin...
09-11-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By FZ1Tom

Sweet. What I wouldn't have done to get that...

Sweet. What I wouldn't have done to get that white Competition. Maybe someday I'll be so fortunate!

Tom
09-10-10, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By FZ1Tom

Apparently some Allez owners think they're...

Apparently some Allez owners think they're sitting on a gold mine - there was a 1986 Allez SE for sale on CL here in town about 10 days ago, asking $590! Ad's still up so who knows if it sold or not....
09-07-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,277
Posted By FZ1Tom

Great replies, great ideas! Do keep in mind...

Great replies, great ideas! Do keep in mind though, that I live in a 1br apartment - I either have to work on bikes in my bedroom, or my living room/kitchen. Come to think of it though.....I wonder...
09-07-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,277
Posted By FZ1Tom

Khatfull, I don't know about the bench...

Khatfull,

I don't know about the bench grinder part (I don't have any place to put one anyhow), but I'm thinking that a cheapo solution would be to find some small buffing wheels to fit a basic...
09-07-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,277
Posted By FZ1Tom

How much you think you've invested in tools?

Put another way - how much is perhaps too much?

All my wrenching experience is with cars and motorcycles - frankly, I think of the three, motorcycles are the easiest to work on. Mainly because...
09-06-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By FZ1Tom

I'm wondering if the seller heated the fork legs...

I'm wondering if the seller heated the fork legs red-hot then pulled them out of line by hand. Then spraybombed it and the rest of the bike after it cooled down. Makes sense to me, what about you...
09-06-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By FZ1Tom

Heh...the only thing he said was "it has not been...

Heh...the only thing he said was "it has not been wrecked" Might even be true. Still doesn't mean the fork isn't bent, because it most certainly IS bent, and I seriously doubt Raleigh made a fork...
09-05-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 15,106
Posted By FZ1Tom

1. Trek 420 - continue disassembly in order to...

1. Trek 420 - continue disassembly in order to clean and polish. Need a crank puller/ring wrench - once I can get this off, everything else can go and I can REALLY start cleaning. After that, new...
09-04-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,540
Posted By FZ1Tom

Saturday morning update....went and got some...

Saturday morning update....went and got some marine grease at WM, big stick of it for a grease gun was $4 and change, oughta last forever.

I noticed some folks were asking why I didn't remove the...
09-04-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By FZ1Tom

Money notwithstanding, eclectic and buying a...

Money notwithstanding, eclectic and buying a Panasonic should be well worth a road trip to Madison someday!

Tom
09-03-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,540
Posted By FZ1Tom

I sleep for 5 hours and this is what I come back...

I sleep for 5 hours and this is what I come back to.

I admit it - just wanted to get something done and it seemed like a good idea. No I didn't remove the freewheel from the hub. Just unscrewed...
09-03-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,540
Posted By FZ1Tom

ahhh u eediot.

I'm almost a bit embarrassed to ask this one, being as I've owned old VW wabbits, worked on my own motorcycles, etc.

Been cleaning the Trek 420 here and there. No crank puller yet, but hey let's...
09-02-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By FZ1Tom

Some folks are just gifted with a central...

Some folks are just gifted with a central dumbness. This seller appears to be one of them. $499? Why for only $200 more there's this - right in the same page!
...
09-01-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,210
Posted By FZ1Tom

I'm not into one particular name or the other,...

I'm not into one particular name or the other, mainly just want a really good bike representative of that particular country. I personally think the mid-80's to mid-90's were the zenith of...
09-01-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,209
Posted By FZ1Tom

I've been heaving with laughter at some of the...

I've been heaving with laughter at some of the stories here....

Only a few dumb ones for me. My 2 bikes for most of my misspent youth were a yellow Continental and a blue Varsity, both otherwise...
09-01-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 93,771
Posted By FZ1Tom

Purty lookin' bikes! I wonder if I can find an...

Purty lookin' bikes! I wonder if I can find an old C'dale frame and make it a fixed/single-speed low profile commuter? Their Al frames are famously stiff and that would go well with such a...
08-31-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
Posted By FZ1Tom

I'm in complete envy of your bike, Guilou. I've...

I'm in complete envy of your bike, Guilou. I've got a yellow '89 420, same year as your bike, more touring oriented though. It's in far rougher shape than I bargained for, but I think it still has a...
08-29-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By FZ1Tom

uhm.....fork's bent. Or straightened out a...

uhm.....fork's bent. Or straightened out a little, whichever one it is :)

Tom
08-29-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17,721
Views: 2,766,391
Posted By FZ1Tom

I ran across this one a couple days ago. My dad...

I ran across this one a couple days ago. My dad lives in Topeka, and I go there all the time. Where, pray tell, in KANSAS, are you going to find a hill steep enough and long enough to hit 58.4mph?
...
08-29-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52,083
Views: 6,975,316
Posted By FZ1Tom

Man, first the Bianchi in Connecticutt and now...

Man, first the Bianchi in Connecticutt and now this in California. Why can't I find deals like this in Middle America, huh? We're people, too! :)

Tom

Oh, this was on local CL a day or so ago....
08-24-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By FZ1Tom

I have a pretty strong suspicion that Lance or...

I have a pretty strong suspicion that Lance or Alberto, Boonen or Cavendish would be plenty competitive atop an International at 17-19# even if everyone else were riding their modern CF steeds. And...
08-23-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,087
Posted By FZ1Tom

Fascinating thread, I think. I'm gonna go...

Fascinating thread, I think.

I'm gonna go out and say it right here - it's all a matter of proportions, perspective, and.....money. I'm a Super Clyde - right around 325 at the moment. Hold that...
08-22-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,639
Posted By FZ1Tom

I test rode one of the early Kestrel CF bikes way...

I test rode one of the early Kestrel CF bikes way way back in about 19 and 89. Maybe 90. I remember well what a fantastically light and fast ride it was (being that all I had was a Varsity). I also...
08-22-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By FZ1Tom

Bianchi site says its a steel fork. I'm...

Bianchi site says its a steel fork.

I'm wondering if it's made in Italy this year. Unless I'm mistaken, last year's model was made overseas, probably in Taiwan. I could also swear the price...
08-21-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By FZ1Tom

SRAM Rival groupset - will it work....

with a 1999 Schwinn Peloton frame? I haven't checked to make certain, but I reckon the dropout width is 130mm. It should be a straightforward install, no?

And another interesting question (PM me...
08-21-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By FZ1Tom

Sorry, but speaking as someone who's never sold...

Sorry, but speaking as someone who's never sold anything on ebay I beg to differ. It definitely goes both ways. I just had ANOTHER deal fall thru - not an ex this time, though. The wife didn't pull...
08-21-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,746
Posted By FZ1Tom

Yeah, old seat posts are replaceable, frames not...

Yeah, old seat posts are replaceable, frames not so much....

Tom
08-17-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By FZ1Tom

The International frameset looks very nice...

The International frameset looks very nice indeed. What I've been wondering about is the potential price. The speculation in the recent thread was that it would be a fair bit more than the 2k asking...
08-15-10, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,232
Posted By FZ1Tom

Hang in there. I would love to find or build up a...

Hang in there. I would love to find or build up a similar Panasonic myself! (in fact I'm thinking of picking up a Super Course frame to do my own build with).

Tom
08-15-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By FZ1Tom

Does this mean we've found the ultimate...

Does this mean we've found the ultimate Clyde-proof wheelset?

Tom :p
08-14-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By FZ1Tom

I went ahead and accepted his cancellation. Just...

I went ahead and accepted his cancellation. Just too long a drive, too much risk, not worth the aggravation. I feel better already, now time for me to sleep a bit.


Tom :)
08-13-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By FZ1Tom

Well, I just woke up after a fitful few hour's...

Well, I just woke up after a fitful few hour's sleep (I work overnights), checked my mail, and now this: "
Hello sorry about the crap.... now my Ex-wife knows she is
screwing everyone and has had...
08-13-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By FZ1Tom

Well, I guess I won't have to worry about it now....

Well, I guess I won't have to worry about it now. Too bad, I was kinda looking forward to seeing Racine http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&view=all&item=140435541827&tid=0

Tom
08-13-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By FZ1Tom

WTH - the EX said it's not for sale anymore? (warning, this is an ebay rant)

If some of you folks remember my older posts from about a year ago, I've been wanting a Bridgestone RB-1. Alas, it's gained sufficient cult status that a good clean one costs a small fortune.

I...
08-12-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By FZ1Tom

Even if said adventure is possibly 1200 miles in...

Even if said adventure is possibly 1200 miles in a single day cooped up inside an old Chevy Tracker? :eek:

Tom
08-12-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,029
Posted By FZ1Tom

No, but with chrome and paint like that I'm about...

No, but with chrome and paint like that I'm about *this* far away from going to the Tommasini page and ordering a frame. Alas, it would take me all of next year to pay for it much less build it up....
08-12-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By FZ1Tom

Road Trip vs. Shipping?

We've all read of the horror stories of shipped bikes being smashed and/or otherwise maimed.

And of course, a local find is always great. But what about in between?

How far might be too far?...
08-12-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,442
Posted By FZ1Tom

Nope, just the bare frame and fork :eek: Tom

Nope, just the bare frame and fork :eek:

Tom
08-12-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,442
Posted By FZ1Tom

LOL so true! As to the Varsity....I had one...

LOL so true!

As to the Varsity....I had one in the 80's when I was in high school and college. One night at about o'dark thirty, headed down the hill leading out of downtown going about 35mph...
08-06-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By FZ1Tom

I'm kinda wondering why, since the frames are...

I'm kinda wondering why, since the frames are pretty much one-off customs that are clearly far out of proportions for a typical 700c wheelset, why (if money is presumably not a factor) not a larger...
08-06-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By FZ1Tom

Neat read, and I followed the comments to an...

Neat read, and I followed the comments to an even BIGGER bike.

80cm, anyone? Oh my goodness!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69147770@N00/75637813
08-06-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By FZ1Tom

Picked up the Peloton yesterday. It's actually a...

Picked up the Peloton yesterday. It's actually a 1999 model per Bikepedia - the '00 has white chainstays, the '99's are blue. It's changed hands a time or two, has the Ultegra 6500 crank/FD,Ultegra...
08-06-10, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By FZ1Tom

That would probably be this one (didn't know the...

That would probably be this one (didn't know the bike was a 70cm though).

163509

Tom
08-05-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,257
Posted By FZ1Tom

How many is just right when you're starting out, and how many is too much....

I'm only asking b/c a) everyone starts somewhere and we only have so much space to keep everything. Some of us more than others.

For my part I live in a modest apartment - abt 600 square feet,...
08-03-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By FZ1Tom

I got a bad feeling about this.....smallish...

I got a bad feeling about this.....smallish apartment/no garage, no racks/hooks, collection about to expand/ I have enough clutter with even just TWO bikes, never mind the potential for 5 or 6 in the...
08-02-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,467
Posted By FZ1Tom

Can you usually judge a bike's size by looking at the pics?

After seeing umpteen bazillion ads, often with so little info as to be utterly useless (the worst ones are both nondescript and have no pic), I think I've gotten to be fairly decent at estimating a...
08-02-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By FZ1Tom

Project 420 begins; thoughts and suggestions

No, not my weight. Thankfully. That would be Project 325. To get project 325 going, I got a Trek 420 earlier today. Hence the moniker.

It's a yellow '89 420, all original components, needs some...
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