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Posted By TugaDude

I also see what looks like paint loss behind the...

I also see what looks like paint loss behind the top tube lug, which would also point to a collision, so definitely check it out.
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Posted By TugaDude

I owned a Follis for a very short time. It was...

I owned a Follis for a very short time. It was somewhat similar to the one shown. I didn't care for the ride but YMMV.
07-07-20, 05:56 AM
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Views: 488
Posted By TugaDude

I'm sure you know Gatorskins go up to 32c, maybe...

I'm sure you know Gatorskins go up to 32c, maybe they get a bit more comfortable at greater widths?

I've had good luck with Serfas Secas and drifters. Nice, all-around tires.
07-03-20, 02:40 PM
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Views: 464
Posted By TugaDude

I like sausage and mushroom, but lately the wife...

I like sausage and mushroom, but lately the wife and I have been into Canadian bacon and tomato. Weird, I know, but we dig it.
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Views: 505
Posted By TugaDude

I owned a Scapin for a couple years and sold it...

I owned a Scapin for a couple years and sold it because the herd needed thinning. Mine was Cromor and rode great. There was a dealer in my hometown that sold them and mine came from his shop. He...
06-29-20, 02:23 PM
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Views: 566
Posted By TugaDude

Bates BAR (http://theracingbicycle.com/Bates.html)

Bates BAR (http://theracingbicycle.com/Bates.html)
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Posted By TugaDude

Getting back to the original poster's questions,...

Getting back to the original poster's questions, here is a spec sheet. I belive the bike is a 1992. It has lugs, whereas earlier versions were tig-welded. I owned one of the series MTB's and it...
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Posted By TugaDude

The bike has a lot going for it, but also has...

The bike has a lot going for it, but also has some things that might limit appeal. On the positive side it appears to be an Italian-made Bianchi in celeste paint and in decent shape. On the negative...
06-26-20, 06:24 AM
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Views: 29,200
Posted By TugaDude

I currently own two Motobecanes. I have an all...

I currently own two Motobecanes. I have an all black Grand Record which is Vitus and then I have this beautiful lady, older, wiser and Reynolds 531.
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Posted By TugaDude

Definitely not a $250 - $400 bike. There is a...

Definitely not a $250 - $400 bike. There is a lot of damage to the paint. Don't get me wrong, it is a decent frame, but has lower level components and I'm thinking you'd be lucky to find a buyer at...
06-21-20, 07:55 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

You might get more responses in the Single...

You might get more responses in the Single Speed/Fixed Gear forum. My suggestion is to find an older steel road bike and convert it. All you might need to add is a new rear wheel. Check out...
06-19-20, 10:09 AM
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Views: 439
Posted By TugaDude

What year is the Fuji Track Classic you found? ...

What year is the Fuji Track Classic you found? They used to be around 23.5 lbs., which is heavy for a track bike. Doesn't matter for most riding though. I would classify it as a basic, plain Jane...
06-19-20, 09:59 AM
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Views: 439
Posted By TugaDude

The Kilo TT is sold solely through Bikes Direct. ...

The Kilo TT is sold solely through Bikes Direct. They don't sell through dealers, hence the name.
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Views: 244
Posted By TugaDude

The head badge would tell what the maker is. ...

The head badge would tell what the maker is. Looks to be 1970s bike and by the looks of it, low end. Likely pretty heavy. I doubt that basic maintenance has been performed. If you buy it, and you...
06-18-20, 06:20 AM
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Views: 424
Posted By TugaDude

The rims are typically the same. The hubs are...

The rims are typically the same. The hubs are where things get specific. But to answer your question, yes, you can use your existing wheels. There are special components that can transform your...
06-12-20, 12:43 PM
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Views: 144
Posted By TugaDude

Try... ...

Try...

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06-10-20, 01:56 PM
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Views: 712
Posted By TugaDude

Try Sheldon Brown's online calculator. I plugged...

Try Sheldon Brown's online calculator. I plugged in the 110mm cranks and a 650 x 23c wheel/tire combo with 42/15 and got 68.1 gear inches. When you know all of the component values, it is more...
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Posted By TugaDude

I agree with this valuation, but it saddens me...

I agree with this valuation, but it saddens me somewhat. It really is a nice frame and nice tube set. I get why it isn't more valuable, but it still irks me. I love the colors, BTW.
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Views: 438
Posted By TugaDude

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS....

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS.

One post in there points out that FFS was NOT a failure, but actually led Shimano to the development of SIS and because of that, was pivotal.

I...
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Views: 754
Posted By TugaDude

As many of us know, location really matters right...

As many of us know, location really matters right now. There are parts of the country where bikes are becoming as rare as hen's teeth. Even here in St. Louis there was a news story about how busy...
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Posted By TugaDude

Mixed emotions on this one. Any Paramount with...

Mixed emotions on this one. Any Paramount with chrome lugs really trips my trigger. This one also has chrome socks and that is also a plus to me. If you had $400.00 to spend, you couldn't get...
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Views: 542
Posted By TugaDude

I agree that condition is of utmost importance. ...

I agree that condition is of utmost importance. If the cranks have a lot of white rubbed off and the RD has any road rash, I wouldn't even want them. With clear anodized parts, you can buff out...
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Views: 787
Posted By TugaDude

Nobody is saying Triomphe sucks, but it was...

Nobody is saying Triomphe sucks, but it was second from the bottom in their offerings. Just stating facts. If you dig the grouppo, that's cool!
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Views: 787
Posted By TugaDude

This is from a thread in another sub-forum. ...

This is from a thread in another sub-forum.

The Triomphe Gruppo was introduced in the 1986
catalogue.
There were 2 version the leisure and
corsa groups. I believe the leisure was a long
cage...
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Posted By TugaDude

There is no question that adding a Cro-Mo fork to...

There is no question that adding a Cro-Mo fork to an aluminum bike helps. Or carbon, if you're into that sort of thing.
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Views: 1,395
Posted By TugaDude

Current value depends a lot on where you are...

Current value depends a lot on where you are located. I have no idea how bikes are selling in southeast Texas, but in New York City, an average bike is gaining a huge premium right now. Yours would...
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Views: 535
Posted By TugaDude

I don't get any teeth rattling from my vintage...

I don't get any teeth rattling from my vintage steel bikes. The only Cannondale I ever rode was certainly a tooth-rattler but it was super fast. Aluminum fork + aluminum frame and 120 p.s.i. =...
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Posted By TugaDude

I believe the yellows are the same.

I believe the yellows are the same.
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Posted By TugaDude

Priced high IMO. I can't see the rims to verify...

Priced high IMO. I can't see the rims to verify but if they are that old there might be considerable brake wear.
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Views: 787
Posted By TugaDude

When I was a kid I didn't have enough money to...

When I was a kid I didn't have enough money to buy a road bike. I rode a hand-me-down cruiser. It was probably a Western Auto model. But I knew people that owned Schwinns and Raleighs. The style...
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Posted By TugaDude

Good question. I would think the standard issue...

Good question. I would think the standard issue came with a vinyl saddle, might have been a Brooks moniker on it. The picture I found of the '72 version seemed to have a Brooks leather saddle on it....
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Posted By TugaDude

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_19...

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1971_1980/1971_09.jpg
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Views: 787
Posted By TugaDude

You must live next to a basketball court. My...

You must live next to a basketball court. My experience is the exact opposite. And there's a guy in my town that lists big bikes that sit on Craigslist forever.
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Views: 787
Posted By TugaDude

How tall are you and what size frame generally...

How tall are you and what size frame generally fits you?
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Views: 286
Posted By TugaDude

If you look online you can find the Miyata...

If you look online you can find the Miyata catalogs for 1980 and '81 and in both years they offered the 912 in orange with 600EX components. Each had hi-tension steel front fork and weighed about...
05-29-20, 10:54 AM
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Views: 388
Posted By TugaDude

Just found this... ...

Just found this...

https://www.assenmachers.com/Our HistoryA brief History of Assenmacher CyclesGet Your Assenmacher In Gear!Assenmacher Bicycle Company

Matt Assenmacher trained at the...
05-29-20, 09:24 AM
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Views: 531
Posted By TugaDude

You should contact Ridley for their...

You should contact Ridley for their recommendation on whether the rear bridge can be safely drilled. They may refer you to a dealer that can do it in an "authorized manner". Personally I wouldn't...
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Views: 1,085
Posted By TugaDude

Try to bargain it down some. The saddle is...

Try to bargain it down some. The saddle is rubbish. And it wasn't original to the bike anyway. It will need tires and possibly tubes. The tires are likely the originals.

Not trying to tell...
05-29-20, 06:44 AM
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Views: 342
Posted By TugaDude

Best I can do is provide these links to various...

Best I can do is provide these links to various Motobecane catalogs. The Jubile Sport changed quite a bit in graphics and even tubing manufacturers. Seems to have begun with Columbus and switched...
05-28-20, 07:42 AM
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Views: 294
Posted By TugaDude

If you go to the Classic & Vintage forum, you...

If you go to the Classic & Vintage forum, you will find tons of threads where folks have offered details and examples of resprays. There are, as you've found, a lot of details to it. The thing...
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Views: 339
Posted By TugaDude

Don't know the exact year, but this one seems...

Don't know the exact year, but this one seems very similar. I like the fact that it is fully chromed underneath three coats of enamel.

https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/?page=4
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Posted By TugaDude

I'll bet the geometry is not the same.

I'll bet the geometry is not the same.
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Views: 1,560
Posted By TugaDude

That's a different bike entirely. They may have...

That's a different bike entirely. They may have used the name Olympian, but that is not a road bike. They did make Technium city bikes and trail bikes. What I was talking about is the Technium series...
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Views: 1,560
Posted By TugaDude

To my knowledge and looking through the Raleigh...

To my knowledge and looking through the Raleigh catalogs online, I suspect yours was converted. The Olympian, the 440, 460 and 480 were all drop bar bikes.
05-26-20, 07:50 AM
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Views: 1,846
Posted By TugaDude

The frames are still on sale for $100.00 from...

The frames are still on sale for $100.00 from what I can see. I think they'd be a great choice is you want bigger tires or are looking for a decent frame for your first build.
05-26-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,215
Posted By TugaDude

My family never had much in the way of money to...

My family never had much in the way of money to spend on bikes, so my first was a used single speed "banana bike". It was probably from Sears or Western Auto or some other department store, but it...
05-24-20, 06:27 PM
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Views: 884
Posted By TugaDude

Talk about a great present to yourself. Congrats...

Talk about a great present to yourself. Congrats on a beautiful frame and nice build.
05-21-20, 06:05 AM
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Views: 676
Posted By TugaDude

I think it is a great idea and look forward to...

I think it is a great idea and look forward to future posts when you've had the chance to test it for yourself.

I would still run a front brake. Front brakes are very efficient and will...
05-20-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 806
Posted By TugaDude

I didn't notice that, but it is wonky. The frame...

I didn't notice that, but it is wonky. The frame needs to be evaluated by an expert to determine a path forward.
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